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Webinar Series:
The Pivotal Role of Nurses in Assuring Quality and Person-Directed Care

All nursing homes have licensed nurses, but what makes their role unique and important? Are their roles to do tasks that nursing assistants usually cannot do such as administer medications and treatments? Have you ever considered the residents' professional nursing care needs and if they were being met? This webinar series introduces you to an evidence-based framework—a nursing practice model which includes person directed care principles-- that can be used to guide the organization and delivery of nursing care in long-term care settings. Using the nursing practice model as a framework, the webinar sessions will target current issues such as reduction of hospitalization and antipsychotic medications for residents living with dementia. The webinar series will conclude with how nurses and nursing assistants can best work together to provide person-centered care.

 
Pioneer Network is partnering with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing on this webinar series. Each webinar will award one nursing contact hour. 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.


Session 2: October 21, 2014 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT:
Preventing Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents --
Focus on the Role of the Nurse

Learn about how one nursing home successfully prevents hospitalizations of its residents using Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers (INTERACT®) and how the components of a nursing practice model are complimentary to this evidence-based program.

Registration fee for each webinar is $99

Presenters:

Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FAAN
, Long-term CareNursing Professor, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing,Minneapolis, MN.

Christine is a professor and Associate Dean ofAcademic Programs at the University of Minnesota, School of Nursing andholds the School of Nursing Long-term Care Professorship. Her researchcareer has focused on improving the care of elders living in nursinghomes and her research focuses on factors that can influence quality ofnursing home care such as nurse staffing, care delivery systems, and the role of the nurse in nursing home culture change. She has providednational leadership on teaching geriatric nursing, with a particularemphasis on using the nursing home setting as a clinical learninglaboratory for teaching geriatric nursing. She serves on the board ofdirectors for the Pioneer Network, the national organization promotingperson-directed care in nursing homes. Dr. Mueller has called attentionto the role of professional nursing in nursing homes that aretransforming both environmentally and through clinical andorganizational practices to support person directed care. She served onthe Technical Expert Panel for the Center for Medicare and Medicaidnursing home Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiative.

Donna McCabe, DNP, APRN-BC, GNP, CWCN, Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU College of Nursing.

Dr. McCabe is a board certified geriatric nurse practitioner and certified wound care nurse. She has spent her career working with older adults in the acute care, nursing home and community settings. She has a particular interest in the quality and safety of care for older adult patients. Much of her advanced practice career has been dedicated to working with nurse quality indicators such as fall reduction, pressure ulcer prevention, and physical restraints.




REGISTER FOR SESSION 2
"PREVENTING HOSPITALIZATIONS OF NURSING HOME RESIDENTS --
FOCUS ON THE ROLE OF THE NURSE" ON OCT. 21

Registration fee for each webinar is $99



Session 3: November 20, 2014 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT:
Eliminating the Use of Antipsychotic Medications --
It Can't Be Done Without Professional Nurses

What do professional nurses bring to the interprofessional team that is so necessary for eliminating the use of antipsychotic medications for people living with dementia? Hear about how one nursing home significantly reduced the use of antipsychotic medications and how the components of a nursing practice model helped achieve that goal.

Registration fee for each webinar is $99

Presenters:

Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Long-term CareNursing Professor, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing,Minneapolis, MN.

Christine is a professor and Associate Dean ofAcademic Programs at the University of Minnesota, School of Nursing andholds the School of Nursing Long-term Care Professorship. Her researchcareer has focused on improving the care of elders living in nursinghomes and her research focuses on factors that can influence quality ofnursing home care such as nurse staffing, care delivery systems, and the role of the nurse in nursing home culture change. She has providednational leadership on teaching geriatric nursing, with a particularemphasis on using the nursing home setting as a clinical learninglaboratory for teaching geriatric nursing. She serves on the board ofdirectors for the Pioneer Network, the national organization promotingperson-directed care in nursing homes. Dr. Mueller has called attentionto the role of professional nursing in nursing homes that aretransforming both environmentally and through clinical andorganizational practices to support person directed care. She served onthe Technical Expert Panel for the Center for Medicare and Medicaidnursing home Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiative.

Melissa Batchelor-Aselage, PhD, RN-BC, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing.

Dr. Batchelor-Aselage is board certified as a Gerontological Registered Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner, and has 18 years of experience working in long-term care settings. Melissa teaches gerontological nursing in the Duke University School of Nursing's Accelerated Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing program. Her research focus is helping older adults living with dementia in nursing homes improve their meal intake, with particular interest in reducing "resistive" mealtime "behaviors" and use of three different hand feeding techniques. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar (2014-2017), a National Centers for Gerontological Nursing Excellence Patricia G. Archbold Scholar (2009-2011) and Claire M. Fagin Fellow (2012-2014). Melissa maintains her clinical practice as a FNP in Duke Medicine's Geriatric Evaluation and Treatment Clinic.

REGISTERFOR SESSION 3
"ELIMINATING THE USE OF ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATIONS:
IT CAN'T BE DONE WITHOUT PROFESSIONAL NURSES"
ON NOV. 20
Registration fee for each webinar is $99



Session 4: December 11, 2014 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT:
Teamwork: Nurses and Nursing Assistants Working Together to Provide Person-Centered Care
During this webinar, participants will learn about the characteristics of teamwork between nurses and nursing assistants that are essential to providing person-centered care and how attitudes, beliefs, values, knowledge, and behaviors promote or inhibit teamwork. Participants will also learn about realistic and practical ways in which concepts and behaviors associated with effective teamwork may be routinely performed at work as well as ways in which teamwork between nurses and nursing assistants is associated with quality assurance performance improvement, reduced turnover, increased job satisfaction, evidence based practice, reduced hospital readmissions, nursing home safety culture, and pressure ulcer prevention.

Registration fee for each webinar is $99

Presenter:

Mary Ellen Dellefield, Ph.D. R.N, Research Nurse Scientist, VA San Diego Healthcare System.

Dr. Dellefield is a Research Nurse Scientist at VA San Diego Healthcare System received her nursing degrees at UCLA and Rush University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at UCSF. She has worked as a director of nursing, director of staff development, Minimum Data Set Nurse Coordinator, staff nurse, and infection control nurse in San Diego county nursing homes over the past 30 years. Dr. Dellefield's research interests focus on nursing practice in nursing homes, including staffing, quality improvement, care plans, implementation of clinical guidelines, and pressure ulcer prevention.



REGISTERFOR SESSION 4
"TEAMWORK: NURSES AND NURSING ASSISTANTS WORKING TOGETHER
TO PROVIDE PERSON-CENTERED CARE"
ON DEC. 11
Registration fee for each webinar is $99



Session 1: Held September 23, 2014 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT 
A Nursing Practice Model for Long-Term Care Settings
Learn about the key components of a nursing practice model that ensures the residents' professional nursing care needs are identified and met in a manner that addresses individual resident direction and how you can apply the model to nursing practice in your organization. 

Presented by:

Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Long-term Care Nursing Professor, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, Minneapolis, MN.

Christine is a professor and Associate Dean of Academic Programs at the University of Minnesota, School of Nursing and holds the School of Nursing Long-term Care Professorship. Her research career has focused on improving the care of elders living in nursing homes and her research focuses on factors that can influence quality of nursing home care such as nurse staffing, care delivery systems, and the role of the nurse in nursing home culture change. She has provided national leadership on teaching geriatric nursing, with a particular emphasis on using the nursing home setting as a clinical learning laboratory for teaching geriatric nursing. She serves on the board of directors for the Pioneer Network, the national organization promoting person-directed care in nursing homes. Dr. Mueller has called attention to the role of professional nursing in nursing homes that are transforming both environmentally and through clinical and organizational practices to support person directed care. She served on the Technical Expert Panel for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid nursing home Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiative. 

Diana Sturdevant, MS, RN, GCNS-BC, Director of Nursing Services,Mitchell Manor Convalescent Home, McAlester, OK

Diana has over 30 years of experience in long term care, with 19 years as a Director of Nursing. She is a Clinical Nurse Specialist certified in gerontology. Diana received her master's degree at the University of Oklahoma College of nursing and is currently a doctoral candidate at OU College of nursing. She was a 2011-2013 D. W. Reynolds pre-doctoral scholar. Diana is the immediate past-president of the Oklahoma Gerontological Nursing Association and a founding member of the Oklahoma Culture Change Network. She has also served on the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes expert panels for reducing unnecessary medications and reducing re-hospitalizations. Diana currently serves on the Oklahoma Governor's Long term care advisory board and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority's Focus on Excellence advisory committee.