NEW Geriatric Nursing Webinars, CE, and Training from NICHE
HealthStream is proud to announce our partnership with NICHE, the leading organization designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. A program of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing, the goal of NICHE is to provide principles and tools to stimulate and support a systemic change in the culture of healthcare facilities to achieve patient-centered care.
We will immediately be offering two HealthStream Live Webinars, which will thereafter be available as online courses accompanied by CE tests that qualify for certificates. In addition to the webinars mentioned below, we plan to offer a steady stream of Webinars from NICHE focused on improving geriatric healthcare.
Geriatric Nursing and NICHE Have Come to HealthStream
We have two upcoming webinars for nurses on geriatric care. For attendees who are not already NICHE member hospitals, you can register through the links below:
Impacting Frailty and Person-Centered Care: Goal Attainment Scaling
In August 2010, Julie Sutherland-Jotcham and Dana McNamara-Morse implemented a pilot program to improve the care of seniors in Soldiers Memorial Hospital's Mayflower unit. Working with residents and the interprofessional team, they introduced the use of the Clinical Frailty Scale © and Goal Attainment Scaling.
Frailty has been shown to have a predictive value, correlating with institutionalization and even death. Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) is a standardized scoring process by which individualized treatment and goals are measured over the course of treatment/intervention. In this webinar, they will share the Clinical Frailty Scale ©, the research they inspired on the Mayflower Unit, and ultimately the wonderful impact it had in improving resident care.
The Impact of Sepsis on an Aging Population
Severe sepsis is frequently under diagnosed at an early stage when it is still reversible. Increased interdisciplinary collaboration, reduction of variability by use of a standardized screening process, and protocol-directed interventions can help ensure that every patient receives the best care possible. This webinar will discuss the incidence and prevalence of sepsis and the impact on older adult patients. The presentation will also examine the stages of sepsis, the pathophysiology of sepsis and its progression to severe sepsis and septic shock. Early signs and symptoms and subtle indicators of organ dysfunction that herald the onset of severe sepsis in the older adult patient will also be identified. Register for this webinar now to gain an understanding of strategies and treatment considerations for the septic older adult patient.
More webinars, plus the online course versions will be available every month. Check out the HealthStream webinar schedule at http://www.healthstream.com/webinars.aspx
More about NICHE
The NICHE Program provides the principles, resources and tools to stimulate a change in the culture of health care facilities and achieve patient-centered care for older adult patients. It is affordable and comprehensive, and benefits hospitals in a number of ways…
- Improved clinical outcomes
- Positive fiscal results
- Enhanced nursing competencies
- Community recognition
- Greater patient, family, and staff satisfaction
NICHE provides hospitals with…
- State-of-the-art training, tools and resources including an interactive 24/7 E-learning center
- Project management support/mentoring for NICHE-based hospital initiatives
- Evidence-based clinical protocols that address “never events,” Joint Commission compliance and other regulatory imperatives
- Geriatric Institutional Assessment Profile (GIAP) tool
- Shared information, knowledge, and expertise