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Nursing Facility Quality Review

The Nursing Facility Quality Review will conduct a statewide measurement of the quality of care, quality of life, consumer satisfaction, and medication use in Texas Medicaid-certified nursing facilities.

Contact Information

The principal investigator for the study is Dr. Tracie C. Harrison. You may email Dr. Harrison or call at (512) 471-9085.

Nursing Facility Quality Review

Overview

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The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing has partnered with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) for the 2017 Nursing Facility Quality Review (NFQR). The Nursing Facility Quality Review will conduct a statewide measurement of the quality of care, quality of life, consumer satisfaction, and medication use in Texas Medicaid-certified nursing facilities.

The information collected will help DADS track progress in current quality improvement activities and develop strategies for new initiatives to improve the quality of care and quality of life for residents of Texas nursing facilities.

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Goals of the Study

The Nursing Facility Quality Review has three main objectives:

  • To assess clinical topics related to resident’s care.
  • Review the use of medication management.
  • Evaluate the residents’ satisfaction with the care they are provided.

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Seeking Registered Nurses

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is currently seeking registered nurses to assist with data collection for the study. Nurses will receive training in the use of computer assisted professional interviewing methods. Applicants must possess the following requirements:

  • Current Texas RN license
  • Proof of auto liability insurance
  • Professional malpractice insurance
  • One year of experience working with the geriatric population or in a nursing facility

Interested applicants can contact Dr. Tracie C. Harrison for more information.
Tracie C. Harrison, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN
(512) 471-9085 | Email Dr. Tracie Harrison

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Staff

Principal Investigator: Dr. Tracie Harrison, NUR 4.157 | (512) 471-9085 | Email Tracie Harrison

Program Coordinator: Carla Rios, NUR 2.104M | (512) 232-4734 | Email Carla Rios

Pharmacist Reviewer: Jessica Iroanya, NUR 2.104M | (512) 232-4734

RN Data Collectors: NUR 2.104M | (512) 232-4734

RN Data Collectors
Mimi Baugh Trevor Carvaljo Linda Cole Lauren Culp Sherrie Gaddis
Lisa Marie Geshell Mary Klein Vickie Lipps Amelia Manning Claire Nawa
Elizabeth Obiselu Sam Song Jeris Taylor Tina Tehoda Van Teodosio
Zadie Whitaker Rachel White  

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Contact Information

The principal investigator for the Nursing Facility Quality Review is Dr. Tracie C. Harrison, Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. For questions regarding the study contact:

Tracie C. Harrison, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN
(512) 471-9085 | Email Dr. Tracie Harrison

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