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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

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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 www.meridianhealth.com/customcf/NursingAbstract 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).
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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

LAUNCH OF NEW WEBINAR SERIES

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 (www.hartfordign.org/Spotlight/eLearning/).

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.
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NGNA President Interview at MinorityNurse.com

Click here to read an interview with NGNA President Amy Cotton and other nursing leaders at MinorityNurse.com on changes to the field of gerontological nursing.