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 23, 2014 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Long Term Care

Crossing the Continuum of Care – Creating New Partnerships

Featuring: Chris Schuh, RN, BSN, Virginia Payne, BSN, RN and Julia Newton, RN-C, BSN, CMSRN
Baylor Health Care System

Approximately 20-25% of people admitted to skilled nursing facilities are re-hospitalized in 30 days. To counter this problem the team at Baylor Health Care System developed partnerships between the hospital and skilled nursing facilities to decrease risk and improve outcomes. The partnerships focused on education and creating geriatric practice changes to reduce hospital admissions and readmissions. Attend this webinar and learn how to adapt this initiative for your facility.

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


August 6, 2014 | 1:00 PM EST - 2:30 PM EST

Webinar Series: NICHE Resources

NICHE Measurement and Program Evaluation: Parts 1 & 2

Featuring: Linda Bub, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC, Director, Education and Program Development


To ensure success and sustainability of NICHE programs, sites are encouraged to evaluate their program with tools and resources developed specifically for geriatric care, staff knowledge and attitude assessment, clinical outcomes benchmarking and finally level of program implementation.  This webinar provides a comprehensive review of the three NICHE benchmarking tools: The GIAP (Geriatric Institutional Assessment Profile), the Unit Performance Survey, and the membership Profile/Program Evaluation. A review of how to use these tools to build your program, demonstrate impact of the program on clinical outcomes, staff knowledge/attitudes and program growth over time will also be covered. Join us for this invaluable guide to assessing your NICHE program’s progress.

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

 

September 10, 2014 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Pain Management in an ACE Unit

Featuring: Tonya Maunsell, MSN,RN, OCN and Imelda Sanchez, MSN, RN, Christus Santa Rosa Medical Centre


Christus Santa Rosa Medical Centre set out to improve their ACE unit’s HCAHPS Pain Control satisfaction score from 38.2% in May 2013 to 80% by the end of September 2013. The NICHE team at the medical centre used a number of interventions focused on development of individualized pain treatment plans for older adult patients. Register for this important presentation to learn how you can apply similar interventions at your hospital and achieve better pain management for your patients.

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


September 24, 2014 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Palliative Care and Pain Satisfaction: The Miriam Hospital’s Relationship with Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island for a Palliative Care Consult Service

Featuring:  Christine Carpenter, MS, RNP; Martha Watson, MS, RN-BC, GCNS-BC, The Miriam Hospital


The Miriam Hospital recognized the positive impact of a Palliative Care Consult Service on pain satisfaction and patient/family experiences. However, referrals were often made very late in the hospitalization and RN/MD staff had a poor understanding of the differences between palliative care and hospice services, causing confusion that often delayed referrals. Nursing leadership developed a comprehensive plan to increase consults. Attend this innovative presentation to learn how you can increase palliative care knowledge and expedite consults.

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


October 8, 2014 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Improving Transitions in Care for the Geriatric Fracture Population

Featuring: Kelly Jackson, MSN, FNP-C, RNFA, GRN, ONC; Kathy Stinson, DNP, RN; Mary Bachhuber, MSN, RN, CPHRM, CPHQ; and Nina Cardinal BSN, RN-BC, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center


Hip fracture is the second leading cause of hospitalization of patients 65 and older. Optimal care can significantly reduce hospital acquired conditions, reduce the cost of care, and prevent readmissions. A team at this hospital used best practice guidelines and lean methodology to achieve better care for this vulnerable population. Sit in on this webinar to better understand how you can improve the patient experience and increase cost and risk avoidance.

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


October 22, 2014 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Improving Elder Acute Care Through the Geriatric Resource Nurse Model

Featuring: Flora Haus MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


Cedars-Sinai chose the NICHE Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) model to address 2011 Geriatric Institutional Assessment Profile (GIAP) identified geriatric knowledge deficits. The hospital promoted the GRN and the associated continuing education credits to staff. Other efforts involved daily gerontology Q&As, NICHE coordinator led Inservices, Nursing Grand Rounds, a FAQ sheet detailing the benefits of a GRN credential and a Gerontology certification review course. Register for this webinar to learn how you can engage the GRN model to enhance nursing knowledge and spur staff to achieve Gerontology certification.

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


November 5, 2014 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Achievements in Eliminating Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) 

Featuring: Sheila McMillan, RN, CCRN and Cynthia Kellerman, RN, MSN, CNS PCCN, Twin Cities Community Hospital

This NICHE site was experiencing high Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) rates in the ICU. To meet this challenge, VAP bundling practices were designed based on evidenced based guidelines. Implementation of the bundling practices and additional interventions achieved a zero VAP rate. Register for this webinar to learn how to lower VAP rates and improve patient outcomes.

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


November 18, 2014 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Preventing VTE in Hospitalized Medical Patients: A National Priority  

Featuring: Patty Pokrandt, RN, BSN; Kristen Cowan, RN, MBA; and Elizabeth McLaughlin, RN, MS, St. Mary Mercy Hospital

Between 60,000 and 100,000 Americans die each year of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). A team at St. Mary Mercy Hospital launched a series of interventions to help reduce hospital associated VTE. An increase in VTE risk assessments completed on admission was a central focus of the effort. Appropriate pharmacological therapy was also stressed. Attend this important NICHE Online Connect Webinar and start making VTE prevention a priority at your hospital.

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.