Nursing Facility Quality Review

Overview

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.

Download the Nursing Facility Quality Review 2015 Report (PDF)


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.

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 at 512-471-9085 or email tharrison@mail.nur.utexas.edu for more information.

Staff

Dr. Tracie Harrison

Principal Investigator
Office: NUR 4.157
Phone: 512-471-9085
Email: tharrison@mail.nur.utexas.edu

Carla Rios

Program Coordinator
Office: NUR 2.104M
Phone: 512-232-4734
Email: crios@nursing.utexas.edu

Jessica Iroanya

Pharmacist Reviewer
Office: NUR 2.104M
Phone: 512-232-4734

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

Beverly Anderson

Mimi Baugh

Lauren Culp

Carol Hardin

Mary Klein

Debbie LeClear

Andronica Leonard

Amelia Manning

Roberta Melton

Edna Netherly

Tolulope Olojede

Maura Reeves

Heather Vale