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

February 17, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Improving Care Transitions: Utilizing a Geriatric Interprofessional Scholar Program to Hard-wire Geriatric Processes Throughout a Hospital

Featuring: Emily Simmons, MSN, RN-BC, CNL; Andres Viles, MSN, RN, CCNS, CEN, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital

The aim of the “Scholar Program” is to provide efficient, cost-effective coordinated care. The program was open to all disciplines and involved training and completion of process improvement projects over a two-year period. The projects use rapid-cycle change to continuously improve and hardwire geriatric care processes throughout all units at the hospital. You can implement this program at your facility. Learn how by registering for the webinar.

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


March 9, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

The Delirium Observation Screening Scale (DOS Scale)

Featuring: Grace Matthews, MSN, RN -BC, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Busy inpatient nurses need tools to help them obtain assessments. This webinar describes the use of the DOS Scale in delirium identification and early treatment. The initiative used the electronic medical record to support the staff nurse at the bedside. A NICHE electronic report was developed to trend delirium status over the length of the admission and alerts signaled when the DOS Scale was over three to remind nurses to implement delirium strategies and notify the licensed independent practitioner to use the delirium order set. Add this tool to your practice. Register to attend the webinar.

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


March 23, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Prevention of Functional Decline Using a Nurse Driven Mobility Protocol

Featuring: Cristiane Fukuda, MSN, ANP-BC; Sandy Gandee, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, Northside Hospital

The program at Northside used a nurse driven protocol to provide nursing staff with tools and resources to assess functional status and mobility level, and implement a mobility plan. The program was called “STEP IN.” The protocol incorporated assessment of functional status using the Modified Barthel Index and the Get-up-and-Go test. A training course educated nurses and patient care technicians about mobility. Sit in on this webinar to hear how the protocol could help your facility reduce fall rates and readmissions.

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


April 13, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Interdisciplinary Geriatric Difficult Case Conference: Innovative Approach to Learning

Featuring: Patti Pagel, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC; Patrice Fedel MS, RN, GCNS-BC; Margie Hackbarth, MBA; Aaron Malsch MSN, RN, GCNS-BC, Wheaton Franciscan Health Care

The NICHE program is based on the fact that there is a shortage of geriatric prepared providers to care for our aging population. Wheaton Franciscan took up this challenge with a program to elevate the quality of geriatric care. The initiative provides an accessible and affordable education forum in which challenging geriatric cases are discussed in order to learn from interdisciplinary teams. Participants agreed they gained a deeper understanding of the management of challenging behaviors in older adults. Add this innovative concept to your practice by registering for the webinar now.

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


May 11, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Redesigning Fall Prevention Program: Building on the Evidence

Featuring: Viktoriya Fridman, RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Dorothy Jean Graham-Hannah, MPA, MSN, BSN, RN, BC,  Michelle Cruickshank, RN; Maimonides Medical Center

A team at Maimonides redesigned their existing fall prevention program by adopting best practices and using specific nursing interventions to minimize the risk of falling. The new program used a fall risk assessment tool, implemented Purposeful Rounding and developed the “Stay With Me Program.” You can start this nursing quality improvement activity at your facility. Start the process by attending this innovative webinar presentation.

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


May 25, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Congestive Heart Failure Skilled Nursing Facility Transition Program

Featuring: Kelly Grogan, APRN, FNP; Cheryl Dodson, RN, John C. Lincoln Health Network

A team here decreased congestive heart failure readmissions to zero by initiating a transitions program with skilled nursing facilities (SNF). SNF staff received education classes on heart failure, common medications, diet restrictions, and signs/symptoms to report to the nurse/physician. Tools included symptom logs, medication information sheets, common high sodium foods list, and a heart failure patient education brochure. Learn how to reduce heart failure readmissions at your facility by attending this NICHE Online Connect Webinar.

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


June 8, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Elevating Nursing Awareness of Delirium Through EMR Redesign and Team Education

Featuring: Anne Klevay, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC; Joy Caneda, RN, OCN; Shairstin Fierro, RN, MSN, BC-FNP, Stanford Healthcare

Stanford Health Care increased nursing delirium awareness by developing a standardized process using the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) tool. Customized incorporation of the CAM into the electronic medical record helped improve and standardize delirium screening. A number of educational components were included in the initiative. Give your patients improved care using this advanced initiative. Learn how by registering for this informative webinar.

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


June 22, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

When Laughing is No Longer Funny: Managing Transient Urinary Incontinence in Hospitalized Elderly Women

Featuring: Grace Umejei, BSN, RN, CWOC, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Transient Urinary Incontinence (TUI) affects 75% of females over 60-years-of-age. A study by a team at Texas Health Presbyterian set out to answer the question: Is behavioral modification therapy (including bladder diaries) more effective than passive TUI care in reducing TUI episodes in older adult female patients on a rehabilitation unit? Learn their important findings by sitting in on this NICHE Online Connect Webinar.

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


July 13, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST

Webinar Series: Solutions

Population Health Management of the Heart Failure Patient

Featuring: Lynne Driscoll, RN, CCM, CPHM; Nina Laing, RN, BSN, CPHM, South County Hospital Healthcare Systems

SCHHS established a system-wide, community approach to heart failure care in order to sustain positive patient outcomes and reduce avoidable admissions/readmissions. The initiative included establishing a “Standard of Care” for each setting within the system, a heart failure intranet site, a callback program, and an education component, among other measures. The readmission rate dropped by 10% as a result of the effort. Take better care of your heart failure patients by taking part in this important presentation.

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.