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Register Today for the Upcoming, September Webinar!

Head Injuries: They’re Not Just Common in Young Athletes
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
1:00 pm EST

The purpose of our webinar is to explore the topic of head injuries in older adults. The information in this webinar will be applicable to nurses at all levels of care and experience. During the presentation we will explore the common causes of head injuries in older adults ranging from simple concussions to catastrophic injuries. We will discuss the current management of each of these injuries as well as complications that may be more common in older adults. Many of these complications are due to comorbidities experienced by older adults as well as their treatments. We will also discuss strategies for the prevention of head injuries in older adults.

Presenters:

Blaine Winters, DNP, ACNP-BC
Associate Teaching Professor, Brigham Young University College of Nursing

Blaine Winters is an Associate Teaching Professor at the Brigham Young University College of Nursing. He is also an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Prior to coming to Brigham Young University in 2012, he was the Director of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Utah. He also worked as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for 11 years with the Trauma Service at the University of Utah. His teaching and research interests include caring for older adults who are acutely or critically ill, nursing simulation, and principles of teaching and learning. In addition to his teaching, he also works as a nurse practitioner at Promise Hospital of Salt Lake City.

Craig Nuttall, MS, FNP-C
Assistant Teaching Professor, Brigham Young University College of Nursing

Craig Nuttall is an Assistant Teaching professor at Brigham Young University. He has worked in Family Medicine as a Family Nurse Practitioner for the past 5 years. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner Craig worked as a Nurse in the emergency department. Working in his father’s physical therapy office as a young man he became interested in the medical field and especially in musculoskeletal injuries. As an assistant teaching professor Craig has devoted much of his time to the study of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. He has published articles on several musculoskeletal injuries and presented nationally regarding musculoskeletal injuries and sports medicine. He is currently serving as the education chair on the board of directors for the Utah Nurse Practitioner Association. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and 5 children.

Following the presentation, the participants will be able to:
  1. State the common causes of head injuries in older adults.
  2. Discuss the clinical signs and symptoms of conscussions in older adults.
  3. Discuss the treatment of concussions in older adults.
  4. Discuss other differing types of head injuries experienced by older adults including subdural hemorrhages, epidural hemorrhages, and subarachnoid hemorrhage.
  5. Discuss the current management of more severe head injuries in older adults.
  6. Discuss the management of head injuries in older adults who are taking antiplatelet or anticoagulant medications.
  7. Discuss prevention strategies of head injuries in older adults.
NGNA will be applying for CE approval for one hour of credit from the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To register, click here.
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NGNA's Call for Student Poster Abstracts Is OPEN!

The National Gerontological Nursing Association invites all undergraduate and graduate nursing students actively enrolled in a nursing program at any level to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the 30th Annual Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, from October 1-3, 2015.
 
Abstracts are sought from undergraduate and graduate nursing students who plan to specialize in the care of older adults in all areas of clinical practice, administration, research, and education. We welcome abstracts that emphasize all settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living, home health, community health, hospice, schools of nursing, government and military, and industry.

The final deadline for Student Poster submissions is August 24, 2015.

For more information and to access the online submission form, click here.
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An Accelerated Review Symposium for the ANCC Generalist Gerontological Nursing Certification Exam

Course Description: This two-day symposium will focus on selected geriatric health issues and provide registered nurses with classroom instruction and advanced practice Gerontological nursing expertise to prepare them to study for and take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) generalist Gerontological Nurse Certification exam. Strategies to enhance test-taking skills will be emphasized.

Target Audience: Registered Nurses who care for older adults. LPNs are welcome to enroll; however they are not eligible to take the ANCC Gerontological Nurse exam.

Date: August 26 AND August 27, 2015 (In order to receive CEUs, attendance is required both days.)

Time: 8am - 4:30pm (lunch on your own)

Location: Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center Auditorium, 8303 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68114

To view the event flyer, click here.
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Free Webinar from Justice In Aging: How to Resolve Common Nursing Home Problems

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET

Many common nursing home practices are, in fact, illegal. In order to receive the best possible quality of care, a resident or resident’s family member should be familiar with the protections of the federal Nursing Home Reform Law, and understand how to use the law effectively.

This free webinar from Justice In Aging, with Directing Attorney Eric Carlson, will detail the most common problems that crop up—from evictions to excessive medication—and provide practical, clear tips to help family members and advocates navigate solutions.

Presenter: Eric Carlson, Justice in Aging

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NGNA Represented at CGNA


NGNA was well represented during the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA) 18th Biennial Conference, May 27-30 in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

NGNA member Linda Hassler, RN, MS, GCNS-BC, FNGNA, greeted attendees during the Welcome Ceremony on behalf of NGNA and she also presented a Concurrent Session titled "Development of a Nurse Residency Program for Long Term Care New Nurses in NJ."

To read Linda Hassler's report on the event, click here.

To view photos from the event, click here.