NGNA/HIGN Webinar Series

Sign Up Now for HIGN/NGNA April Webinar – Tuesday, April 23

NGNA Members: Login using your member access information to view a 50% discount code for NGNA members to use when registering for the webinar series.

Topic: Advance Directives and Decision Making
This webinar will inform the primary care provider on how to utilize various types of advanced directives to ensure patient care preferences are met. It discusses the advantages and limitations of each type of advanced directive, and how they are executed.

Presenter: Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

A pioneer promoting best nursing care practices for older adults nationally and internationally, Dr. Mezey's distinguished career has focused on elevating the competency of nurses caring for older adults and ensuring that people age in comfort and dignity. Her research and writing focus on geriatric nursing education, the quality of care for older people in hospitals and long-term care, and bioethical issues that affect decisions at the end of life. Dr. Mezey is the founder and Associate Director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing.

Description: Many behaviors of older adults who have Alzheimer’s disease provide challenges for caregivers. Knowing what to expect and what to do to prevent or manage specific behaviors increases satisfaction of caregivers and care recipients. A framework for rethinking challenging behaviors will provide guidance for choosing effective interventions.

This webinar will award 1 contact hour.


Information can be found on the Hartford Institute Web site.

The New York University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

NGNA/HIGN Webinar Series - May 2013

Sign Up Now for the next HIGN/NGNA Webinar – Tuesday, May 13

NGNA Members: Login to the NGNA website and return to this article to view a 50% discount code for NGNA members to use when registering for the webinar series.

Topic: Transitions of Care and the Older Adult
This webinar explores the impact of transitions in care on older adults' health and well-being. Recognition of care transitions and factors that contribute to negative and positive outcomes in older adults will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on evidence-based resources, tools and interventions that promote positive outcomes. Guidelines for managing relocation to a new home, a specific type of transition, will also be highlighted.

Presenter: Judith E. Hertz, PhD, RN, FNGNA, FAAN Professor
Director of Nursing Graduate Studies
School of Nursing and Health Studies
Northern Illinois University



Meridian Health Ann May Center's NICHE Conference 2013 Abstract Submission

Call for Poster Abstracts are open TODAY! for Meridian Health Ann May Center’s 9th Annual NICHE Conference to be held June 6, 2013 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa from 8am-4:30pm.

ONLY online abstract submission will be accepted this year. Visit to submit an abstract.

Meridian Health NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders)Conference Thursday, June 6, 2013, 8am-4;30pm Ocean Place Resort and Spa, West Long Branch, NJ.

The Meridian Health Ann May Center's 9th Annual NICHE Conference will bring together over 300 healthcare professionals from the tri-state area to discuss evidence-based care and the older adult. Nationally and regionally known speakers will present on Falls, Health Literacy, Alzheimer’s Disease, and the LGBT older adult. There is also a faculty/educator track that includes experts from the NLN Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors program and an original research presentation on nursing students attitudes towards older adults. Another much enjoyed aspect of the conference is our older adult focused quality, EBP, or research project poster presentations, showcasing not only Meridian Health team members but also colleagues from other healthcare facilities.

The Call for Abstracts opens on Monday, March 4, 2013 and closes on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 5 p.m.. Please read the Abstract Submission General Guidelines before writing your abstract.

Notifications of the review of the abstracts with further instructions will be sent to all corresponding authors on Friday, May 3, 2013.

We look forward to receiving your abstract(s) and a day of networking and learning as we improve care of the older adults we serve. (Registration will be open with the next few weeks).

Baylor University Gerontological Spring Symposium

The Community Challenge: Chronic to Acute Issues of Dementia, Depression and Delirium
Speakers include Dr. Ron Anderson, former CEO of Parkland Hospital, Dr. G. Allen Power, author of "Dementia Beyond Drugs," and Dr. Vivyenne Roche of Southwestern Medical School.

March 1, 2013 - Dallas Symposium
Windsor Senior Living
7550 LBJ Freeway

March 2, 2013 - Tyler Symposium
Rose Heights Community Church
2120 Old Omen Rd

Symposia cost for medical professionals is $85. Family Caregivers and Students with ID, $25. Please contact Mary Johson, Event Coordinator for additional information or to register for the Dallas Symposia. To register for the Tyler event, please contact the Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County (903) 509-8323.

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Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Partners with NGNA to Improve Nursing Care for Older Adults


The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) and NGNA have joined together to launch a new webinar series to improve nursing care for older adults. The one-hour webinars will be held every month, and then archived on the Hartford Institute e-Learning center (

These webinars are part of a Gerontological Certification Review “Package” that builds upon the resources of HIGN and NGNA as well as provides resources to improve nursing care of older for all practicing nurses and educators. The webinars, presented by expert faculty from NGNA and HIGN, will present clinical topics relevant to improving the delivery of healthcare to older adults, covering topics such as patient- and family-centered care approach to delirium, fall prevention, medication management, diabetes management . Partners of HIGN and members of NGNA will be able to access these webinars and other resources developed by the Hartford Institute, including the Geronotological Nursing Certification Review Course and other online learning modules, at discounted rates.