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Nursing Research and Practice
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 3254857, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3254857
Research Article

The NPs Role of Assessing and Intervening with Older Adult Drivers

School of Nursing, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 S. College Rd., Office 2034A, Wilmington, NC 28403, USA

Received 19 July 2016; Accepted 3 October 2016

Academic Editor: Marja L. Kukkurainen

Copyright © 2016 Tamatha Arms. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

As the silver tsunami continues, assessing and intervening with older adult drivers are becoming an essential aspect of the comprehensive geriatric exam. The current lack of time efficient clinical guidelines is a concern and barrier for NPs. The purpose of this study was to identify strategies currently used by NPs. The critical incident technique was used to obtain data from a convenience sample of NPs. A total of 89 incidents were collected. The perspective of the NP can provide important information for developing clinical guidelines to promote individual and community safety.