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

 

September 7, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Implementing Staggered Shifts for Patient Care Technicians to Reduce Falls and Decrease Noise

Featuring: Jason Mejzak, MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN, NE-BC; Calina Walz, BSN, RN, CMSRN; Melissa Mordecai, MSN, APN, ACNP-BC, CEN, Kennedy Health

Patient falls are a ubiquitous in-hospital adverse event which are catastrophic to patients, clinicians and healthcare systems. Through a collaborative effort between the Shared Governance Council and nursing administration, staggering shifts were trialed on a 21-bed Medical-Surgical unit. As a result, the amount of falls were decreased and patient satisfaction regarding noise and quietness increased.

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NICHE Members: Free
Non-Members: $99.00 for the first participant ($12.95 per additional participant)


September 21, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Skilled Nursing Facility Early Stroke Identification Education: The Effects on Staff Knowledge

Featuring: Traci Thomas, BSN, RN, Eisenhower Medical Center

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NICHE Members: Free
Non-Members: $99.00 for the first participant ($12.95 per additional participant)


October 5, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Promoting Mobility and Maintaining Base-line Level of Flexibility

Featuring: Joan M. Sullivan, MSN, MAS, RN, CWON, MedStar Harbor Hospital

The NICHE committee at MedStar Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, MD developed a plan of how to start implementing the NICHE concepts on their initial nursing unit. The decision was made to start with the promotion of safe mobility of this patient population by getting them up for all meals. A training program was developed for the nursing staff to refresh their skills and knowledge of how to safely move this patient population in collaboration with Rehabilitative Services.

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NICHE Members: Free
Non-Members: $99.00 for the first participant ($12.95 per additional participant)


October 19, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Improving Assessment of Pain in the Cognitively Impaired Older Adult Using a Pre-Post Quality Improvement Design  

Featuring: Suzanne Purvis, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC; Tamara Zupanc, DNP, RN, CCRN, University of Wisconsin Health

Evaluating pain in the cognitively impaired older adult can be a challenge for nursing staff. Experts have found that observational pain scales, such as the Checklist of Non-Verbal Pain Indicators (CNPI) have been found to be reliable in assessing pain in this population. This webinar will describe a Quality Improvement Project developed by the Geriatric Resource Nurse Group in collaboration with the Pain Resource Nurses that resulted in improved assessment of pain in the hospitalized older adult with dementia.

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NICHE Members: Free
Non-Members: $99.00 for the first participant ($12.95 per additional participant)


November 3, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: NICHE Implementation

A Hospital Uses NICHE Materials to Promote Patient, Associate, Family and Community Engagement

Featuring: Sue Harvey, RN, PPCN, Advocate South Suburban Hospital

Advocate South Suburban Hospital is a 284 bed, acute care hospital located near Chicago in Hazel Crest, IL. Our commitment to providing excellent geriatric care led us to join NICHE in 2011. We have been Exemplar since 2015. The purpose of this webinar is to demonstrate how NICHE teachings and materials may be used in hospital programs to engage patients, families, and staff in order to improve the care of elder patients. Our NICHE program impacts delivery of geriatric-sensitive patient care, family education, staff education, safety programs, volunteer services, community programs, and system committees.

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NICHE Members: Free
Non-Members: $99.00 for the first participant ($12.95 per additional participant)


November 16, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: NICHE Implementation

Improving Functional Outcomes of ACE Unit Patients by Optimizing Skilled Therapy Services through Group Sessions

Featuring: Vanessa Gentry, PT; Alyssa Trotsky, PT, DPT, Beaumont Health

Beaumont Health's NICHE team's study found that implementation of a standardized exercise regime for acute care hospitalized patients 65 years and older is safe, feasible, economical, and effective. With a group exercise program, hospitalized patients receive therapy at a higher frequency which leads to improvements in functional outcomes. It was noted that average gait speed improved and that patients appeared more motivated to participate in group therapy sessions. A significant improvement in gait speed correlates with decreased fall risk, morbidity, and mortality rates. Furthermore, 5% more patients from the post-“ACE-Ercise” group were discharged home versus subacute rehab and 5% of patients were discharged to inpatient rehab compared to 2% in the pre-“ACE-Ercise” group. Due to this, post-acute care Medicare spending decreased.

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NICHE Members: Free
Non-Members: $99.00 for the first participant ($12.95 per additional participant)


December 7, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Finding Our NICHE: Engaging a GRN Workforce

Featuring: Kelly Dolan, MS, RN, NE-B, Upstate Medical University

Upstate Medical University adopted the NICHE Geriatric Resource Nurse model in 2012. In 2014, the NICHE steering Committee developed a plan to positively impact the experience of older adults in our hospital by enhancing the engagement level of the nursing staff. The efforts included promoting the GRN model, using a unit champion model whereby each unit has at least two GRNs, and providing all GRNs with opportunities for professional development activities aimed at improving care of older adults in the hospital. Positive outcomes achieved included decrease in fall rates, increase in patient satisfaction scores and improvement in 7 of 10 domains of the NDNQI RN Satisfaction Survey.

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NICHE Members: Free
Non-Members: $99.00 for the first participant ($12.95 per additional participant)


* The NYU Rory Meyers 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.