Dr. Heidi Keeler, lead faculty of Gero Nurse Prep and the director of Continuing Nursing Education at the UNMC College of Nursing, recently attended the 2018 Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum where she shared a few of CNE’s educational offerings.
Please check this website, www.unmc.edu/nursing/cne, for upcoming live and free online programs
People over 65 were more likely than those in their 50s and early 60s to say they don’t like using the computer to communicate about their health. They were also more likely to voice discomfort with technology in general.
Read the whole article at https://consumer.healthday.com/mental-health-information-25/behavior-health-news-56/seniors-slow-to-embrace-online-access-to-doctors-734329.html
A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that having more nurses prepared with at least a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the bedside improved the likelihood of positive outcomes for all patients, but it had a much greater effect for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Dr. Elizabeth White and her colleagues from the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the University of Pennsylvania Health System are the first to examine the effects of clinician education on surgical outcomes for patients with ADRD.
Watch this video to learn more about AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep. Check out AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep today and don’t forget to use promo code QUALITY18 (all caps) when registering to save $100.
Nurses continue to dominate the top honor of trusted professions according to a 2017 Gallup poll.
In “Don’t let them down,” The Real Nurse Jackie discusses how nurses can stay on top.
The easily recognized Scout Motto is “Be Prepared,” so is your facility? Even though no one wishes for disaster, it is imperative and required that every employee be ready for anything if their care facility is at risk. How long will it take you to get residents sheltered from a tornado? Are there security measures in place for gunfire? Are you ready for when every conceivable step in your plan is trumped by escalating disaster?
Download the eBook: ALWAYS SAFE, NEVER SORRY: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Long-Term Care Facilities and find out.
On Tuesday, February 20 from 1:00-2:00pm EDT NPUAP is offering a free webinar presented by Scott Matthew Bolhack, MD, MBA, CMD, CWS, FACP, FAAP and Janet Cuddigan, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN and moderated by Joyce A. Pittman, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN.
Dr. Bolhack’s and Dr. Cuddigans’s webinar, titled Frequently Asked Questions About Pressure Injury Staging will briefly describe the 2016 NPUAP Pressure Injury Staging System. Discuss answers to frequently asked questions about differentiating among pressure injury stages and will also discuss clinical principles and strategies for differentiating pressure injuries from other types of wounds.
This webinar is only open to the first 2,000 registrants so register today! For more information on the webinar and how to register visit: www.npuap.org/events/faq-staging-webinar/
If you are unable to attend the live webinar or are interested in viewing previous webinars that were presented in 2015, 2016 and 2017 please visit the following website to access the recordings and handouts: http://www.npuap.org/resources/educational-and-clinical-resources/complimentary-educational-webinars/.
Elder Justice Act Information
IF YOU HAVE REASONABLE SUSPICION THAT A CRIME HAS OCCURRED AGAINST A RESIDENT OR PERSON RECEIVING CARE AT THIS FACILITY, FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES THAT YOU REPORT YOUR SUSPICION DIRECTLY TO BOTH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE STATE SURVEY AGENCY
If you believe the crime involves serious bodily injury including criminal sexual abuse to the resident, you must report it immediately, but no later than 2 hours after forming the suspicion.
If the crime does not appear to cause serious bodily injury to the resident you must report it within 24 hours after forming the suspicion.
WHO MUST REPORT
Individuals who must comply with this law are: owner(s), operators, employees, managers, agents or contractors of this LTC facility. This law applies to the above individuals associated with nursing facilities, skilled nursing facilities, hospices that provide services in LTC facilities, and Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded (ICFs/MR).
PENALTIES FOR NOT REPORTING
Individuals – Who fail to report are subject to a civil monetary penalty of up to $300,000 and possible exclusion from participation in any Federal health care program as an “excluded individual.”
NO PENALTIES FOR REPORTING
- An LTC facility cannot punish or retaliate against you for lawfully reporting a crime under this law. Examples of punishment or retaliation include: firing/discharge, demotion, threatening these actions, harassment, and denial of a promotion or any other employment-related benefit or any discrimination against an employee in the terms and conditions of employment. In addition, a facility may not file a complaint or a report against a nurse or other licensed individual or employee with the state professional disciplinary agencies because the individual lawfully reports the suspicion of a crime.
- Employees can file a complaint with the state survey agency against the facility if there is retaliation for reporting, causing a report to be made, or for taking steps in furtherance of making a report of a reasonable suspicion of a crime to the appropriate authorities.
HOW DO I REPORT
- Individuals reporting suspicion of a crime must call, fax, or email both local law enforcement and the state survey agency.
- Multiple individuals can report a suspicion of a crime jointly and will be considered in compliance with the law. However, an individual may report the suspicion separately if he/she chooses to do so and the facility may not prevent an individual from reporting.
Find out more at: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/elderabuse/index.html