NICHE Online Connect Webinar Series

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NICHE Online Connect Webinars focus on new, collaborative approaches for practice innovations and other far-ranging subjects. The webinars are often based on requested topics from past participants and are intended for practitioners interested in new ways to enhance practice. Each webinar provides 1.0 contact hour.*


Archived Webinars

These archives are recordings of our previous live webinar presentations and are intended for practitioners interested in new ways to enhance practice.


Live Webinars

 

July 8, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

A Collaborative Approach Among Registered Nurses and Certified Nurse Assistants to Improve Nurse Satisfaction and Selected Patient Outcomes

Featuring: Kelly Castle BSN, RN-BC,  Erin Dellagrotta BSN, RN-BC, The Miriam Hospital

A review of NDNQI scores in a medical/surgical telemetry unit at The Miriam Hospital revealed dissatisfaction among RNs about current work conditions, specifically staffing and resource availability. An educational intervention fostered a collaborative approach to work flow between RNs and CNAs that improved staff satisfaction and teamwork. Put this initiative to work for your staff and improve patient outcomes. Register for this Online Connect Webinar now.

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Register


July 22, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Continuum

Implementing NICHE Across the Continuum of Care

Featuring: Kathleen Fletcher RN, DNP, GNP-BC, FAAN, Riverside Health System

Riverside’s educational program for nursing staff builds on the NICHE Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) and Geriatric Patient Care Associate (GPCA) curricula to elevate the NICHE model throughout the care continuum and improve outcomes for older adult patients. This webinar is a great opportunity to learn how to extend NICHE throughout your facility or system. Register now.

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Register


Fall 2015 Webinars


September 9, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Creating a Best Practice Osteoporosis Protocol in Elderly Hip Fracture Patients

Featuring: Kindra McWilliam-Ross, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, Texas Health Harris Hospital Fort Worth

Osteoporosis and low bone mass are currently estimated to be a major public health threat for almost 44 million U.S. women and men aged 50 and older. Texas Health Harris Hospital’s initiative to improve outcomes for geriatric hip fracture patients applied evidence-based guidelines to a multidisciplinary patient care approach. The team developed an osteoporosis protocol for patients that included extensive follow-up. Sign-up for this important webinar to learn how you can improve care of your older adult patients.

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Register


September 23, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Nursing Driven Acute Delirium Prevention

Featuring: Joyce Restifo, MSN, GCNS-BC; Kathy Blake, MSN, RN & Susan Hazelett, BSN, RN, MS, Summa Barberton Hospital

The prevalence of delirium in acute care hospitals ranges from 10-24%. A team at Summa Barberton Hospital developed a nursing driven acute delirium prevention protocol that helped decrease delirium prevalence in older adult patients from 52.8% to 29.8% after one year. Learn how you can put this protocol to work at your facility by attending this NICHE Online Connect Webinar.

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Register


October 7, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Use of Opiate Medications for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Management in Older Adults

Featuring: Lisa Binns-Emerick, MSN, ACNS-BC, Rosa Parks Geriatric WISH/Wayne State University

There is currently minimal guidance in the literature on opiate use and alternative chronic non-cancer pain management in the older adult. Rosa Parks Wellness Institute for Senior Health clinic’s study involved implementation of a practice model change for chronic non-cancer pain management within the older adult population. One of the model’s aims was to provide effective and appropriate opiate alternatives. Sit in on this informative webinar to learn how your facility can help reduce opiate use for your older adult patients.

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Register


October 21, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Creation and Validation of an Investigator Developed Peri-Operative Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Tool

Featuring: Anita Meehan, MSN,RN-BC, ONC, Akron General Medical Center

Studies suggest that between 19% and 66% of surgical patients develop a hospital-acquired pressure ulcer (HAPU). A team at this hospital developed a nurse-initiated, peri-operative pressure ulcer risk assessment tool to help identify older adult patients at risk of developing HAPUs following surgery and implement preventative measures. Register for this webinar to learn how to add this tool to your practice.

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Register


November 4, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

A Positive Discharge “Touch”: Implementation of a Centralized Nurse-Led Hospital Discharge Telephone Call Program

Featuring: Margaret Emrick, RN, BSN, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

Hospital discharge is a significant transition for patients and caregivers as they assume management of complex treatment plans in the home environment. To clarify discharge instructions, review medications, evaluate symptoms, and facilitate outpatient handoffs UCSFMC re-engineered and expanded their follow-up phone call program for inpatients, the ED, and peri-op services. The call program uses specially trained RNs to assist patients and families with transitional care needs. Get in touch with your transitioning patients using this innovative program. Register today to learn more.

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Register


November 18, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Delirium Prevention: Making the “Case” for the Importance of Sleep

Featuring: Carolyn Moretti, RN, BSN, St. Joseph Health Services, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital

One of the precipitating risk factors of delirium is a disturbance in the sleep/wake cycle. Promoting knowledge of non-pharmacological sleep interventions was a goal this education program at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. The NICHE GIAP provided the first indication that sleep education should be considered. The program employed a variety of training elements. Give your older adult patients a better night’s sleep by attending this informative webinar.

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Register


* The NYU College of Nursing Center for Continuing Education in Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.