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Mark Your Calendars! NGNA/ABNF Webinar to be held Thursday, September 25

NGNA and the Association of Black Nursing Faculty (ABNF) are pleased to jointly present a webinar to their members on Thursday, September 25 at 1:00 pm EST, titled Cultural Awareness and Family Caregiving: Taking Care of the Caregiver. To register for the webinar, click here.

Faculty members include:

Cassandra Ford, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor
Capstone College of Nursing
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Patsy Smith, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Both faculty members have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
  • discuss the importance of cultural awareness of caregivers across cultures
  • discuss the physical and mental impact of caregiving among culturally diverse caregivers
  • identify culturally appropriate and culturally sensitive methods for addressing the chronic conditions and stressors faced by culturally diverse caregivers
  • identify resources to specify services and interventions that may be helpful to meet the needs of caregivers.

This activity has been submitted to Montana Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Montana Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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AHRQ Announces Continued Interest in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Career Development Awards

Background and Research Areas of Interest

The mission of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

The overall goal of the AHRQ PCOR Career Development Program is to build the nation's capacity for comparative clinical effectiveness research.

Improving Health Care Quality by Accelerating Implementation of PCOR

Within the mission, AHRQ seeks research that will help to improve the health and health care of all by accelerating the use of evidence about 'what works, for whom, under what circumstances' into clinical practice and health care policy development. Research should focus on ensuring that patients and their families, health care professionals, and health care policy makers have the information they need in order to make informed health care decisions and are able and empowered to use it. Specifically, AHRQ areas of PCOR research interest include:
  • Demonstrating the effectiveness of synthesizing, translating, and communicating complex scientific evidence to facilitate informed care planning and health care decision making by patients, families, and health care professionals at the individual level and informed policy decision making at the health system and population level.
  • Discovering, testing, and spreading techniques for health care practice improvement to improve health care quality, including accelerating the sustainable implementation of evidence-based practice. AHRQ has particular interest in practice improvement in ambulatory care settings.
  • Improving health care quality through the use of information systems and data resources that both provide meaningful clinical decision support to health care professionals and patients and families at the point of care and that capture important actions and outcomes of health care to support clinical and organizational improvement.
  • Developing the methods underlying the fields of evidence synthesis, stakeholder and patient engagement, decision making, and practice improvement.

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The 2014 Midterm Federal Elections: What Nurses Need to Know Webinar

Register Now! The Nursing Community presents:The 2014 Midterm Federal Elections: What Nurses Need to Know Webinar

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 3:00-4:00pm ET

With 2014 midterm elections quickly approaching, it is important that nurses understand the political dynamics that will impact the election cycle. Mr. Wade Delk (American Society for Pain Management Nursing) and Mr. Dave Mason (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and National Nursing Centers Consortium) will be discussing how to stay informed of the election process and how potential outcomes may impact nursing and healthcare policy. Attendees will learn how to maximize political tools, become informed voters, and how to ensure the profession’s voice is heard in the upcoming election.

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Call for Student Poster Abstracts OPEN!

Click here to submit your abstract.

Deadline: Friday, August 22, 2014

The National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) invites all undergraduate and graduate nursing students actively enrolled in a nursing program at any level to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, from October 2-4, 2014.

Abstracts are sought from undergraduate and graduate nursing students who plan to specialize in the care of older adults in all areas of clinical practice, administration, research, and education. We welcome abstracts that emphasize all settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living, home health, community health, hospice, schools of nursing, government and military, and industry.
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2015 Annual NICHE Conference



The 2015 Annual NICHE Conference is a four day event highlighting evidence based innovations, research and networking opportunities. The goal is to deliver support to hospitals and other healthcare facilities in meeting one of the most critical challenges of our times - quality care of older adults.

Join NICHE and learn more about taking a leadership role in the care of older adult patients. Find out how to drive innovations that improve care across the continuum and lead change in your organization's approach to healthcare for our aging population. For more information please visit: http://conference2015.nicheprogram.org/