NGNA’s Advanced Practice Nursing Special Interest Group developed a position statement in response to the growing numbers of older adults, estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau to reach 20% of the total population by the year 2030.
“With less than 1% of the nation’s registered nurses certified in gerontological nursing, the need for strengthening the current and future nursing workforce to deliver excellent care to older adults is imperative,” says NGNA President Mary Rita Hurley, MPA, RN, FNGNA.
To read the entire Position Statement, click here.
The West Coast Region of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School and the PSU & OHSU IHI Open School Chapter are conducting a call-for-proposals for the breakout sessions at the first IHI Open School West Coast Conference (WCC) on Saturday, April 18th, 2015, in Portland, Oregon. The conference begins on Friday, April 17th and breakout session speakers are welcome to attend both days.
The theme of the WCC is Interprofessionalism: Improvement, Safety, System Design, and Leadership. Each breakout session will be categorized and focused on one of these topics.
The WCC aims to educate and empower learners to be interprofessional collaborators with each other, their patients, their communities, and their health systems by:
- Disseminating evidence-based methods of interprofessional (two or more professions collaborating on a project) team-based care that enhance patient safety.
- Exploring system redesign and opportunities for multiple sectors and professions to interface to design a health services delivery system capable of achieving the Triple Aim.
- Spreading health systems improvement best-practices from interprofessional and student-led improvement projects.
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March 8-10, 2015
The Alexander Hotel
Submit your story, brief video, or photo essay by January 15, 2015 to be considered for the top prize of $3,000! You can find full contest details at http://www.jhartfound.org/get-involved/caregiving-story-contestThe
Hartford Foundation supports EWA and it is a good opportunity for nursing as it the winners are all over their website.
The deadline to submit is January 15, 2015.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has developed The Road to Early Detection and Care* (AFA C.A.R.E.S.) program as part of its national initiative to promote early detection and intervention for those concerned about memory loss as well as to educate the public about successful aging.
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