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Save the Date! 2013 NGNA Annual Convention

2013 NGNA Annual Convention: October 3-5, 2013
A Clear Vision of Care for the Older Adult
Hilton Clearwater Beach
Clearwater, Florida

Mark your calendar for the NGNA 2013 Annual Convention in Clearwater, Florida – the place to be for education and networking with others who have a passion for the care of the older adult. Join us in Clearwater, Florida – a gorgeous area that truly lives up to its name. Enjoy the sunshine, beautiful beaches and picturesque setting of this resort destination.

Program highlights include:
  • Pre-conference sessions including the Gerontological Nursing Certification Review Course
  • Keynote and General Sessions featuring leaders in gerontological nursing
  • Concurrent sessions with a research session track
  • Research & evidence-based practice poster session
  • Educational exhibits
  • Networking opportunities
The Call for Abstracts will be listed shortly, and registration will be available in May 2013. Watch your inbox – NGNA members will receive emails when this information is available!

Hotel reservations are available now! The convention will be held at the Hilton Clearwater Beach, with views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. NGNA has reserved a special rate of $155 per night, plus tax (currently 12%). Please mention that you are an attendee of the NGNA convention when reserving your rooms.

For more information, contact the NGNA National Office at 1-800-723-0560, or email info@ngna.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Clearwater!
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2013 Nurse in Washington Internship

The Nursing Organizations Alliance™ is offering three scholarships for the 2013 Nurse in Washington Internship™ (NIWI™) program, scheduled for March 17-19, 2013. The scholarships provide assistance to nurses to help offset the costs associated with attending NIWI™. The Alliance is offering one full scholarship, one registration only scholarship, and one student registration only scholarship.

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CGNA 2013 Conference - Registration Site Now Open!

The Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association 2013 Conference will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel from May 29 - June 1, 2013

The conference theme is “Personhood & Caring: Honouring the Older Adult’s Life Journey”. 

Registration is now open!  Register now to take advantage of the early registration rate.

The discounted member’s rate has been extended to all NGNA members!

 
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Campaign for Action Website Offers In-Depth Information, Opportunities to Engage

As the largest segment of the health care workforce and the professionals who spend the most time with patients, nurses bring essential experience and insight to efforts to improve access and quality and lower health care costs. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is working to prepare nurses to address our nation’s most pressing health care challenges—access, quality, and cost.

To mobilize diverse health care stakeholders and the nursing community to connect with others across the country, we have launched a new website and online community – www.CampaignforAction.org/Community. The online community offers opportunities for people to showcase their work and share the latest news; webinars hosted by leading experts across health care, business and government; discussions; a listing of Campaign for Action events around the country; and opportunities to ask questions and find resources and tools.

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TeamSTEPPS for Long-Term Care

Improving the safety of health care is a key goal for health care organizations today. Coordination, interaction, and communication among clinical staff can reduce the number of medical errors in the hospital, nursing home, or medical office setting. TeamSTEPPS® for Long-Term Care, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Department of Defense (DOD), is designed to support the training of health care personnel in team and communication skills to reduce patient safety risks and hazards in nursing homes.

TeamSTEPPS for Long-Term Care was created specifically for nursing home staff, but can be adapted and applied to other long-term care settings such as assisted living communities. This release is a new addition to the TeamSTEPPS curriculum, which has improving patient safety as its goal. It includes new materials to demonstrate how to use communication tools in quality improvement projects.

TeamSTEPPS Long-Term Care is available in DVD format and includes PowerPoint presentations, teaching modules, exercises, and video vignettes that can be used to train staff. In addition, it is available on AHRQ’s Web site. To order copies of the DVD, contact the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov or call (800) 358-9295. Copies are also available at www.ahrq.gov/teamsteppstools/longtermcare.