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
 

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

The number of older adults with ED visits has doubled over the last decade. The special care needs of older adults are not well aligned with current priorities for ED physical plant design and care delivery. Northwestern Memorial Hospital engaged the GEDI WISE (Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations through Workforce, Informatics, and Structural Enhancements) program to improve ED visits for older adults. GEDI WISE is an integrated multidisciplinary approach that involves elements to improve patient safety and satisfaction. Learn more about this innovative program by registering for the NICHE Online Connect Webinar now

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


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, Lisa Senawi, RN, MSN, Saint Joseph Mercy Chelsea Health System

A community research partnership explored and supported transitions of older adults through the healthcare system at Saint Joeseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital, specifically from a hospital stay to home with rehabilitative services. This presentation discusses key findings of care transitions from the perspectives of older adults and service providers, and describes resources developed to facilitate communication. Attend this webinar to find out how you can adapt this initiative for your facility.

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


February 4, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Innovative Use of a NICHE Webinar to Improve Patient Satisfaction in a Hospital

Featuring: Rebecca Willis, BSN, RN-BC, Wheaton Franciscan-Elmbrook Memorial

A Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) team at Wheaton Franciscan-Elmbrook used an education initiative to help improve Press Ganey nurse communication scores. Focus was on improving nurses’ technique when using therapeutic communication with their older adult patients. The NICHE “Communication Tune-Up: The Elderspeak Challenge” webinar was used in the education effort. Join us for this webinar to learn how the GRN-led initiative improved patient satisfaction and raised Press Ganey communication scores. Register now. 

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


February 18, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: HPNA

"But I’m Not Ready Yet: Talking to Patients, Families and Your Team about Palliative Care"

Featuring: Jennifer Gentry, MSN, RN, ANP BC, GNP, ACHPN, FPCN, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Every nurse knows that the discussion of palliative care with older adult patients, families and the healthcare team can be an uncomfortable intervention. The communication skills needed to initiate this discussion are critical but often not in the “toolkits” of many nurses. This webinar, presented in conjunction with the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HAPNA), will discuss common barriers to palliative care discussions and the best communication techniques for introducing palliative care to patients and caregivers. Register for this important webinar to learn how you can add palliative care communication skills to your practice.

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


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

The Cleveland Clinic applied a systems approach to the existing Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) programs that existed throughout its health system to provide better care and improved outcomes for older adult patients. The new approach included a focus on both delirium and Grand Rounding, and used didactic teaching and newly developed screening and rounding tools. Register for this webinar to learn how you can apply this GRN approach at your facility.

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


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

Poorly managed transitions can diminish health, increase cost, and cause dissatisfaction in care. Inadequate communication of patient information and care requirements often exacerbate disruptions in the care of older adults, especially in rural areas. Riverside Tappahannock Hospital and The Orchard, a Riverside skilled nursing facility, partnered to use teleconferencing as a better process for handoffs of care. Learn how you can make teleconferencing part of your transitions by attending this webinar.

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


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

Staff on the geriatric unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center were feeling stressed and uncomfortable when communicating with older adult patients with dementia. The nurse residents believed that lowering stress levels would increase staff satisfaction and patient outcomes. A dementia communication education program helped achieve this goal. Survey data revealed an increase in comfort level and staff satisfaction. Sit in on this important webinar and gain a better understanding of communication “do’s” and “don’ts” when caring for older adult patients with dementia.

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


May 13, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Clinical

The Magic Power of an Externship; Leveraging Student Interest in an Externship into a Volunteer Bedside Companion Program for Delirium Prevention

Featuring: Theresa Bernaz, MS, MA, RNC, Overlook Medical Center, Lourdes Pineda

Recruiting volunteers for their bedside companion program was a challenge for Overlook Medical Center so they created the “Healthcare Externship for College Students with a Focus on Delirium Prevention.” A training component for the nursing and pre-med college students included classroom work, lectures and videos on aging and physical/mental changes, what delirium was, and ways to prevent delirium in older adult patients. Attend this webinar to learn how you can put this innovative program to work for your facility.

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


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

An interdisciplinary Pain Management Task Force reviewed the internal status of pain management and recommended changes to stimulate improvements and meet regulatory recommendations at this system. Identification of knowledge gaps, strengths and areas for improvement supported formulation of an educational program to help improve pain assessment and management for older adult patients. Register for this webinar to learn how to adapt this initiative for your facility.

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


June 24, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Continuum

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

Detroit Receiving Hospital established the Transitions of Care (TOC) program to reduce 30-day readmission rates. The interdisciplinary TOC Team uses a standardized clinical care transitions process and a digital TOC database to house information/communication regarding a patient’s transition of care. Register for this NICHE Online Connect Webinar to learn how you can improve transitions for your older adult patients.

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


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


* 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.