Solutions Success Stories Spawn Winter Webinars
NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders), announces the launch of the “Solutions” Winter Webinars that profile innovations in geriatric care at NICHE designated hospitals. These new webinars, part of the “Online Connect” series, are based on the NICHE “Solutions” success story sheets. The presentations are geared to the NICHE community and other audiences to help health care professionals improve the care of hospitalized older adults.
The innovations discussed in the webinars are the results of the successful application of best practices contained in NICHE Clinical Improvement Models and other NICHE resources. NICHE trained hospital nurses, other clinicians, and administrators present the webinars. Webinar participants can receive 1.0 “contact” hour per webinar for continuing education credits.
Currently scheduled “Solutions” webinars are:
“Improving Medication Safety in Older Adults at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital”
Author/Presenter: Kellie L. Flood, MD
Webinar: October 13, 2010, 1:30 PM EST
“Reducing Delirium with a Team Approach”
Author/Presenter: Catherine Hebert, RN, GCNS-BC
Webinar: November 17, 2010, 1:30 PM EST
The Seniors Emergency Center
Author/Presenter: Bonnie Mahon, RN, BSN, MSM, CMSRN, CNA-BC
Webinar: December 7, 2010, 1:30 PM EST
More winter webinar productions are planned. The webinars are free to NICHE sites; cost for non-NICHE sites is $99 for the first participant, $12.95 per each additional participant. More information about the webinars and an updated schedule can be found at http://www.nicheprogram.org/solutions_webinar_series.
About NICHE: NICHE is a national organization designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. NICHE hospitals seek to create an environment where older adult patients receive care that results in better outcomes. This climate of success encourages patients and their families to seek NICHE designated hospitals for their medical needs. The NICHE Network now numbers nearly 300 hospitals throughout North America.
NICHE is a program of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU College of Nursing funded in part with generous support from Atlantic Philanthropies and The John A. Hartford Foundation. For more information visit www.nicheprogram.org.