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 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 17, 2014 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Oral Health

Oral Health: An Overview for Older Adults

In collaboration with NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders), the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) and the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) have developed a new Oral Health Webinar Series. This new series will address and promote interprofessional oral health, and provide tools and education that healthcare professionals can use to improve the quality of oral healthcare that older adults receive. Each webinar, 1 hour in length, will provide nursing continuing education.

Poor oral health can negatively affect a person’s health and well being. Oral diseases can affect many aspects of general health, and some health conditions can, in turn, have an effect on oral health. Older adults may have more difficulty than younger adults accessing effective interventions to prevent and control oral disease. Barriers include lack of insurance, physical limitations that make brushing teeth difficult, and lack of perceived need for oral healthcare. Join us for this first in a new webinar series to get an overview of oral health in older adults and learn about oral health competencies, the oral-systemic connection, interventions, promotion, collaboration, and referrals.

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: Free
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


Upcoming 2015 Webinars
 

January 7, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

The Virtual Senior Emergency Department   

Featuring: Dwayne Dobschuetz, MSN, RN, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Registration coming soon


January 21, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Continuum Series

Transitioning Home Post-Hospital: Collaborative Project to Support Older Adult Transitions

Featuring: Joanne Grosh, RN, MA, Chelsea Community Hospital/Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Registration coming soon


March 18, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Creating a Unified Health System GRN Program

Featuring: Julie Simon, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, GCNS-BC, CMSRN, Erica Yates, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CRRN, Cleveland Clinic

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Registration coming soon


April 1, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions
  
Improving Care Transitions: Using Teleconferencing for Communication and Coordination During Transition of Elderly Patients between Rural Acute and Skilled Nursing Facilities

Featuring: Wanda Miller, DNP, RN, CENP, Riverside Tappahannock Hospital

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Registration coming soon


April 29, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Dementia Communication Skills: An Iowa Model Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Project

Featuring: Angela Renkema, RN, BSN, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Registration coming soon


May 13, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Continuum Series

Transitions of Care (TOC): How a Senior Adult Primary Care Practice Brought the Pieces of the Post Hospitalization Puzzle Together to Reduce 30-day Readmission Rates

Featuring: Marybeth Lepczyk, MSN, RN, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University Rosa Parks Wellness Institute for Senior Health

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Registration coming soon


May 27, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions
  
Bringing Evidence Based Practice to Inpatient Pain Assessment and Management

Featuring: Cassia Yi, RN, MSN, CCRN, UC San Diego Health System

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Registration coming soon


June 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, The Miriam Hospital

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Registration coming soon


July 22, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Continuum Series

Implementing NICHE Across the Continuum of Care

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

Cost:
NICHE Site: Free
Non-NICHE Site: $99
Registration coming soon


* 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.