Meridian Health Institute for Evidence-Based Care’s second annual conference, Knowledge in Motion: Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Care

If you haven’t already, it’s still not too late to sign-up for The Meridian Health Institute for Evidence-Based Care’s second annual conference, Knowledge in Motion: Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Care, scheduled for November 30 and December 1 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Last year’s conference was dubbed “one of the best conferences of the year” by a participant.

Designed for a multidisciplinary audience, this conference will tackle subjects in evidence translation, patient preferences, post-partum depression qualitative evidence, health care-associated infection controversies, research supporting team training for health care, and more.  National speakers include Bernadette Melnyk, Ph.D., R.N., of Arizona State University; Dale Collins Vidal, M.D., MS, of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center; Cheryl Beck, DNSc, CNM, of the University of Connecticut; Karen Frush, BSN, M.D., of Duke Medical Center; and Richard Hader, Ph.D., R.N., Chief Nursing Officer of Meridian Health and Editor-in-Chief of Nursing Management Magazine.


More AE Participants are Reporting Consistent Assignment

At the beginning of Phase two of the Advancing Excellence campaign, leaders reprioritized campaign goals in order to focus on reducing staff turnover and improving consistent assignment - measures that help ensure the highest quality of care for residents.  Recently the campaign published a new tool to help nursing homes report consistent assignment.  Participating homes have found it useful to set consistent assignment as a campaign goal.

Ken Levering, Administrator at Delaware Court Healthcare Center, which has 100 beds, says his nursing home has been participating in the Advancing Excellence campaign since the beginning, and has been focusing staff attention on consistent assignment for nearly ten years.

"We've been practicing consistent assignment for so long that it's part of our process now," says Levering.  "We would be hard pressed to move away from it.  The campaign has been useful because it allows us to set goals, which we've found valuable.

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Partners for Education in Gerontology

George Mason University PEG

Online Faculty Trainee-ship in Gerontological Nursing

This unique traineeship is designed for nursing faculty, who are interested in developing specialty expertise in gerontological nursing. In year one, the program includes a fall and spring online seminar series and an onsite summer experience in various local health care agencies. The seminar and summer experience are designed to foster content and skill mastery and to provide classroom and clinical resources and innovative strategies for teaching gerontological nursing. In year two, the program includes "How to Do It" support online sessions to assist trainees in infusing gerontological nursing content and experiences into undergraduate nursing curriculum. Completion of the program will prepare participants to sit for AACN Gerontological Nurse Certification.


Partnership for Health in Aging - Multidisciplinary Competencies in Care ...

Partnership for Health in Aging

Multidisciplinary Competencies in the Care of Older Adults at the Completion of the Entry-level Health Professional Degree

In June 2008, the American Geriatrics Society convened a meeting of 21 organizations representing healthcare professionals who care for older adults to discuss how these organizations could work together to:

  • advance recommendations from the 2008 Institute of Medicine Report, Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce, and
  • advocate for ways to meet the healthcare needs of the nation’s rapidly growing older population.

This meeting led to the development of a loose coalition – the Partnership for Health in Aging (PHA) – that identified as its first step the development of a set of core competencies in the care of older adults that are relevant to and can be endorsed by all health professional disciplines.


NGNA partners with SMS

The National Gerontological Nursing Association Partners with Symbiotix Management Strategies: Doty to Serve as Chief Staff Executive

(Lexington, Ky.) Symbiotix Management Strategies (SMS), a highly specialized, full-service association management company is pleased to announce that it has been selected to provide comprehensive operational and executive management services for the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA), a 1,400-member professional society, dedicated to the care of older adults across diverse care settings.