HRSA is hosting a variety of events throughout the week of November 16 to celebrate National Rural Health Day (NRHD) on November 19. While these events are open to the public, registration is required for some events.
NRHD is HRSA’s opportunity to showcase the work and accomplishments across the agency supporting rural health and to applaud rural communities in their ongoing efforts to address the unique challenges of accessing and delivering health care services.
Find out more by going to https://www.hrsa.gov/rural-health/about-us/rural-healthday.html
And SNF RNs Trained in Gerontological Nursing Get Better Patient Outcomes!
- Higher average SNF VBP Performance Scores (44.2 versus 34.4 national average)
- Fewer survey deficiencies
- Fewer IJ citations
- Lower rehospitalization rates
- Lower rates of off-label use of antipsychotics
- Higher CMS 5-Star ratings
The ANCC offers certification
in gerontological nursing – the gold standard in demonstrating clinical excellence in geriatric patient care. ANCC is the world’s largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Less than one percent of America’s RNs are board certified in gerontological nursing.
To help RNs prepare for the certification
exam, AHCA/NCAL offers an online course developed and managed by UNMC’s College of Nursing called Gero Nurse Prep
. RNs who complete the course earn 30 nursing contact hours and experience a 96% pass rate on the ANCC certification exam on the first try. Gero Nurse Prep students see a whopping 24 percent average increase between their pre- and post-test scores.
Gero Nurse Prep is flexible. RNs study online at their own pace and have one year from the time they enroll to complete their Gero Nurse Prep coursework.
Gero Nurse Prep is on sale through November 15! Save $100 off the regular registration fee by using promo code GETGNP20
(all caps). AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep
provides tremendous value at this AHCA/NCAL member $590 sale price. That’s less than $20 per contact hour for outstanding nursing education that makes a measurable difference on so many fronts. For RNs interested in pursuing Board certification through ANCC, there is an additional and separate cost of $395.
Gero Nurse Prep is on sale through November 15! Save $100 off the regular registration fee by using promo code GETGNP20 (all caps). AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep provides tremendous value at this AHCA/NCAL member $590 sale price. That’s less than $20 per contact hour for outstanding nursing education that makes a measurable difference on so many fronts. For RNs interested in pursuing Board certification through ANCC, there is an additional and separate cost of $395.
Now through November 15th – save big on Gero Nurse Prep when you use the promo code GETGNP20 (all caps) at the time of registration.
The Virtual Convention & Expo provides an essential opportunity to learn, share, and connect with one another. From October 8-31, you’ll have 24 days of access so you earn CEs when it is most convenient to you.
To register, or to learn more about all the exciting events taking place, go to https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/AHCANCAL/
This coming Thursday, October 8th at 10:30 AM (CST), talk to Gero Nurse Prep Director Dr. Heidi Keeler at the “Chat Take-Over” in the COVID/Infection Prevention Lounge.
Long term and post-acute care providers can access a series of webinars this week on significant issues tied to both the COVID-19 pandemic and the traditional flu season, according to an update from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).
Find out more by going to http://www.providermagazine.com/news/Pages/2020/SEPTEMBER/Trio-of-Webinars-to-Address-Vital-COVID-Labor,-Staffing,-and-Flu-Issues-.aspx
It is important for physicians, staff, and families to find creative ways for residents to stay on the move.
Read more at http://www.providermagazine.com/archives/2020_Archives/Pages/0620/Keeping-Residents-Active-Can-Forestall-Falls.aspx
Personal protective equipment (PPE) has been essential to protecting healthcare workers from the novel coronavirus, but it presents its own set of challenges to their health, notably skin damage associated with prolonged use of PPE.
Find out what you can do to avoid skin damage at https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/929590#vp_1
Titled “Keeping People Connected: Innovative Methods Using an Infection Prevention & Control Mindset,” it can be found at: