While MRSA rates appear to be on the decline in health care settings, the infection is still a major threat—especially to frail elders.
Take a look at this article that addresses the importance of specialty training in geriatric care. It stresses interdisciplinary work and knowledge of how elder care differs from younger adults. With the declining rate of those trained in elder care, we need more nurses who can fill this gap.
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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.
Gerontological Nurse Certification Prep Course
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Webinar for Journalists – “How the Affordable Care Act Affects Baby Boomers and Medicare Beneficiaries” presented by the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Media Fellowships Program.
Featuring two Kaiser Family Foundation experts, the webinar began with brief presentations of the major changes for older people. Senior Fellow Karen Pollitz focused on the ACA’s role for baby boomers who are not yet 65 and eligible for Medicare and their access to new coverage options in marketplaces and/or their eligibility for premium subsidies or Medicaid expansions. Associate Director of the Program on Medicare Policy Juliette Cubanski talked about how the ACA impacts Medicare benefits and beneficiaries. We also touched on some of the major open enrollment issues for both Obamacare and Medicare. Most of the hour was devoted to a question and answer session with the participating audience.
Watch the webinar here- COMPLETE WEBINAR
Kaiser Family Foundation, “Webinar for Journalists“, www.kff.org/
Submit by November 10, 2013
Stand out among your board-certified nurse peers by presenting your clinical expertise, best practices, or research at the ANCC Board Certification Nursing Conference™ next March!
Abstract proposals for live posters and concurrent podium sessions may now be submitted online. You must be a certified nurse to submit.
The deadline for abstract submissions is 11:59 p.m. on November 10, 2013.
Abstracts will be considered based on how well they fulfill the goal and learning objectives of the conference. The goal of the ANCC Board Certification Nursing Conference is for APRN and specialty nurses to improve their clinical practice while pursuing professional development for continuing education credit and certification renewal.
More Info can be found here- http://edirectreach.com/CLIENTS/ANCC/30-certcon/
Stop by booth #501 and I’ll tell you how you can increase the quality of care and lower costs in your facility!
We hope to see you at the AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention in Phoenix! Stop by booth #501 and I’ll tell you how you can increase the quality of care and lower costs in your facility!
Gero Nurse Prep is a proven online certification training program that prepares RNs to become board certified in gerontological nursing.
Why is this important to you?
- Higher quality of care
- Fewer adverse events
- Higher RN job satisfaction – retention
- Reduced turnover – lower costs
- Happier nurses, residents, families and facility owners
- Stronger referrals and marketing
Visit www.geronurseprep.org today to register your RNs. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, and comment on our blog!
Current tuition incentive: 50% off or FREE tuition for your CNO or DON ends December 31!
There are over 600 RNs enrolled in Gero Nurse Prep and alums have a 98% pass rate on the ANCC certification exam.