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The mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Johns Hopkins nurses have contributed to this mission through their development of intellectual property aimed at improving the quality of patient care. 

Evidence-Based Practice

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The Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Model is a powerful problem-solving approach to clinical decision-making, and is accompanied by user-friendly tools to guide individual or group use.

It is designed specifically to meet the needs of the practicing healthcare clinician. The Johns Hopkins EBP for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals model and tools focus on the use of EBP to solve problems faced by bedside healthcare profesionals and clinicians. It is designed for individual use or for broad use by health care organizations and schools.

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Fall Risk Assessment

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The Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool (JHFRAT) was developed as part of an evidence-based fall safety initiative. This risk stratification tool is valid and reliable and highly effective when combined with a comprehensive protocol, and fall-prevention products and technologies. Hospitals and other health care organizations can take steps to prevent falls among their patients by implementing the JHFRAT toolkit.

The Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool Spotlight

Using The Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool at Your Institution

Currently, hundreds of hospitals worldwide are using the JHFRAT.

The Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool is the intellectual property of the Johns Hopkins Healthcare System and may not be used without a license.

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Professional Practice Model

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As Johns Hopkins nurses, we understand shared power strengthens the ability to achieve goals. Through autonomous and collaborative care, sound clinical judgement, evidence-based practice, and commitment to patient safety, we strive to achieve the best outcome for our patients and their families. We direct our efforts to excellence and discovery in care, optimizing our scope of practice, engaging in lifelong learning, and assuring patient and family centered care.

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Guided Care Nursing

Team Approach for Chronic Care of the Elderly

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The Guided Care® model consists of a Guided Care nurse, based in a primary care office, working with 2 to 5 providers and other care team members to provide coordinated, patient-centered, cost-effective health care to 50 to 60 of their chronically ill patients. Our self-paced, online course prepares registered nurses to become Guided Care Nurses.

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In Guided Care, a specially-educated registered nurse works in partnership with providers and caregivers to support a practice’s sickest patients by:

  • Assessing the patient and their primary caregiver at home
  • Creating an evidence-based care plan for providers and an action plan for patients and caregivers
  • Promoting patient self-management
  • Monitoring patients’ conditions monthly
  • Coordinating the efforts of all care providers (hospitals, specialists, rehab facilities, home care, hospice, and social service agencies)
  • Smoothing transitions between sites of care, (e.g., transitions into and out of hospitals)
  • Educating and supporting family caregivers
  • Facilitating access to community resources
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