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Take advantage of this wonderful tool created by the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing! This is a great way to build on your foundation of dementia knowledge that you learned in GNP. This will directly benefit your clinical work.
For more information about this tool, please Click here
Join the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) for this free webinar on Reducing Pressure Ulcers. Our very own GNP faculty member Joyce Black will be one of the presenters.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Government Employees
- Policy Makers
NATIONAL PRESSURE ULCER ADVISORY PANEL (NPUAP) serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research.
Go to page- http://www.longtermcareleader.com/2015/05/national-pressure-ulcer-advisory-panel.html for registration and more details
Training for gerontological certification turns out to be a win-win proposition for nurses, administrators, and residents.
Please view our handy recertification check list at: Recertification Flyer – Click Here
or Click the below HTML link- http://app1.unmc.edu/gerotest/images/GNPToolkit/InformationalMaterial/RecertificationFlyer.pdf
Dr. Joyce Black, Associate Professor at the UNMC College of Nursing, and faculty contributor to Gero Nurse Prep, was recently recognized for both clinical and advocacy expertise.
Dr. Black was awarded the Thomas Stewart Founder’s Award at the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Biennial Conference in recognition of her significant contributions in furthering pressure ulcer public policy. Dr. Black can be heard in the Module 7 presentation on Integument. Way to go, Dr. Black!
You Need to Know The Financial and Quality Factors Driving Long Term Care. The CMS has implemented new quality rating standards that have immediate effects on your organization.
Read the article taken from USA today on February 20, 2015 linked here to see what information is being given to the general public about this event that is greatly impacting your specialty.
Read more here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/20/cms-nursing-home-ratings-lowered/23732385/
We’d love to hear your reaction to the story linked above.
Nurses! We have a very distinguished GNP alumn who has recently been featured in Provider Magazine for her research on decubiti prevention! Dr.Rosalind Wright, RN-BC, DNP, RAC-CT, CNHA, has more than 30 years of leadership experience in long term care, acute care, and academia.
Wright serves as vice president of quality management for VMT Long Term Care Management and administrator of Unique Residential Care Center, a 230-bed skilled nursing facility, in Washington, D.C. She successfully administered her facility to a Five-Star nursing home rating from CMS.
Read all about her amazing project by clicking this link: Project: Zero Tolerance For Pressure Ulcers
By Heidi Keeler
It is important to remember that Alzheimer’s patients have functioning thought patterns, but that they often lose the capacity to communicate effectively with people.
Take a look at this amazing effort to communicate with a patient, using long term memories of songs and physical communication. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yYkoTkrcwQ
We are engaged in a battle to reduce the unnecessary use of antipsychotics to control behavior in our long term care facilities, favoring the use of behavioral interventions instead. Turns out that our struggles in this effort are not unique to the United States.
Nearly two out every five European elders who suffer from dementia are being given antipsychotic drugs, a new study has found. Click HERE to read more.
Care practices will have to be reevaluated based on the increasing number of openly homosexual adults, particularly as they age.
Image source: www.newsdiscovery.com
Gay marriage has been legalized by thirty two states and District of Columbia. President Obama, once a adversary of same-sex marriage now believe that “The Constitution’s equal protection clause should protect all marriages, gay or straight”.
DuVall says “He is glad to see so many advocates take on the problem of anti-gay discrimination head on”.