NICHE Conference Schedule

  • 5:00pm-8:00pm

    Registration

  • 5:00pm-8:00pm

    Exhibitor & Poster Setup

  • 5:00pm-8:00pm

    Speaker Check In

  • 8:00am-4:00pm

    Registration

  • 8:00am-11:30am

    Exhibitor & Poster Setup

  • 7:30am-4:15pm

    End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Training
    Dr. Betty Ferrell, Dr. Carol Long, and Dr. Dorothy Wholihan

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    NICHE is pleased to offer a 1-day End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) – Geriatric Training Program, designed for front-line nurses and clinical leaders.

    This special training will be led by national ELNEC faculty, Dr. Betty Ferrell, City of Hope National Medical Center; Dr. Carol Long, Capstone Health and the Arizona State University College of Nursing; and Dr. Dorothy Wholihan, New York University Meyers College of Nursing.

    The ELNEC – Geriatric Training Program will take place on Wednesday, April 19, from 7:30 am to 4:15pm.

    The registration fee for the daylong training is $400.00. Participants will receive electronic copies of the entire ELNEC – Geriatric Training Program course for use in their organizations. Participants will earn 6.75 continuing education contact hours at the completion of the program. Lunch will be provided.

    About the ELNEC Program: The ELNEC – Geriatric Training Program curriculum addresses the specific educational needs of nurses who provide care to people who reside at home, or are being cared for in community-based settings, such as assisted living, nursing communities, skilled nursing settings, hospices, or ambulatory care clinics. Based on the National Consensus Project (2013), each module captures essential elements of geriatric palliative care that is easy to teach or implement across the continuum of community care settings. Unique features of the course include a focused module on geriatric palliative care that elaborates on physiologic changes in older adults, medications, and chronic conditions using a person-centered approach. Geriatric syndromes are integrated across all nine modules. A plethora of patient and family education materials and evidence-based assessment tools are provided to augment pain and symptom management. Undergraduate and graduate nursing faculty find its supplemental teaching materials and case studies invaluable to their current lectures. In addition, the curriculum includes supplemental teaching strategies for educating unlicensed personnel that work with geriatric patients and their families.

    • 9:30am-11:00am

      Track 1: Roundtable Discussions: NICHE and the GRN

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      Table 1: Oral Health Cancer Screening for Older Adults: An Interprofessional Experiential Learning Experience
      Table 2: Bedside Multidisciplinary Rounds: “An Initiative to Improve Goals of Care in the Elderly Population.”
      Table 3: Geriatric Nursing Immersion Training (GNIT): An immersion education approach
      Table 4: Navigating Care Among Older Adults with Hip and Knee Surgery: Patient Reported Outcomes
      Table 5: Improving NICHE Operations in Acute Care using a Clinical Nurse Leader model
      Table 6: Impact of NICHE Preparation on Nursing Knowledge of Geriatric Patient Care
      Table 7: Leveraging NICHE: Development of the ACE unit and beyond
      Table 8: Influencing nursing student attitudes regarding the care of older adults through the Yale Connecticut Older Adult Collaboration for Health (COACH) program
      Table 9: Nursing Presence Bridging Care for Geriatric Home Visit Patients
      Table 10: Strengthening NICHE Through the Engagement of the Geriatric Resource Nurse
      Table 11: Sustaining Nursing Staff Engagement
      Table 12: Teach the Teacher: Using Teach-Back with Older Adults to Improve Comprehension of Discharge Instructions
      Table 13: The GRN’s Role in Emergency Nursing
      Table 14: Up, Up and Away! Elevating Geriatric Awareness for Unlicensed Personnel within a Nurse Tech Academy (NTA)
      Table 15: Utilization of Mobility Aides for Early Mobility of Hospitalized Elderly

      Track 2: NICHE 101 The Knowledge Center, Resources and Tools

      Track 3: Clinical Practice Master Class – Comprehensive Physical Assessment

      Track 4: Partner Summit – End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)

  • 11:00am-12:00pm

    Speaker Check In

  • 11:15am-12:45pm

    New Member Luncheon (Invitation Only)

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    All sites that participated in the June 2016, October 2016, and February 2017 NICHE Leadership Training Programs are invited.
  • 11:45am-12:45pm

    Lunch, Posters, and Exhibitor Hall

    • 1:00pm-2:30pm

      Track 5: Roundtable Discussions: Interdisciplinary Geriatric Care

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      Table 1: Improving Patient Care with Telewound
      Table 2: Improving Patient Medication Education
      Table 3: The Utilization of Discharge Phone Calls to Facilitate Transition from Hospital to Home
      Table 4: A Geriatric Care Plan: The Collaborative Assessment and Recommendation for Elders Program
      Table 5: Interprofessional Education for Nurse-Led Falls Prevention
      Table 6: Making Inroads in Care of ICU Patients with Delirium: It Takes a Team
      Table 7: Nurse-led Engagement of the Interdisciplinary Team in Assessing Geriatric Care Processes
      Table 8: Nursing-Led Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Pilot on an Inpatient Medical Unit
      Table 9: Oral Health and Benign Oral Neglect in Long Term Care
      Table 10: Oral hygiene for Peri-Operative Patients Minimizing Pathogenic Oropharynx Colonization
      Table 11: Promoting Successful Management of the Older Adult Patient in the Acute Care Setting by Championing Geriatric Education for Internal Medicine Residents.
      Table 12: Stanford Emergency Department’s Clinical Decision Unit and the Nurses Role to detect Cognitive Impairment
      Table 13: Systems Addressing Frail Elders (SAFE) Care, “A multisite collaboration in caring for older adults”
      Table 14: Creating Alternative Clinical Nursing Rotations to Expose Nurses to the Joys of Geriatric Nursing
      Table 15: The GARU: Innovative Interdisciplinary Care for the Complex Geriatric Population

      Track 6: NICHE 101 How to Build a Business Case

      Track 7: Clinical Practice Master Class – Comprehensive Cognitive Assessment

      Track 8: Partner Summit – Pathways to Excellence

    • 2:30pm-2:45pm

      Break

    • 2:45pm-4:15pm

      Track 9: Roundtable Discussions: Health, Wellness and Aging

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      Table 1: Assessing, Recognizing and Managing Delirium
      Table 2: The Aging Mind, Body, and Spirit: A Novel Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Prospective GRNs, GPCAs, GPTs, GOTs, GSLPs
      Table 3: Geriatric and Bariatric Care: A growing sub-specialty with special considerations
      Table 4: Geriatric High Risk Rounding
      Table 5: Is a COU for you: Reducing Falls and Restraints in Delirium Patients
      Table 6: Longevity Institute: Healthy Aging in the Community
      Table 7: Improve Satisfaction with Communication of Medication Side-Effects
      Table 8: Silver Star Medication Review Process: Influencing Practice in the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit
      Table 9: Going the Extra Mile to Support the New Dementia Diagnosis
      Table 10: Stitched by NICHE: Creating Activity Aprons for Hospitalized Older Adults
      Table 11: Summary Results of Progress, Barriers, & Needs in End-of-Life & Serious Illness Care
      Table 12: Taking a Good Idea and Making it Great: Moving to a Holistic Approach to Prevent and Treat Delirium in the Acute Care Hospital Setting
      Table 13: The Multidisciplinary Approach Using Cognitive FIM Scores to Prevent Falls
      Table 14: The Vision Becomes Reality: The Design and Build of an ACE Unit
      Table 15: AIDET: A Standardized Way to Improve Communication

      Track 10: NICHE Coordinator Business Meeting

      Track 11: Partner Summit

      Track 12: Partner Summit – HELP

    • 4:15pm-4:30pm

      Break

    • 4:30pm-5:45pm

      Welcome & Opening Remarks

      Keynote: Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing

    • 5:45pm-7:45pm

      Poster Reception and Exhibitor Hall

  • 9:00am-10:15am

    Keynote: Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH, Institute for Aging Research

  • 10:15am-10:30am

    Break

  • 10:30am-12:00pm

    Plenary: Advance Care Planning

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    Presentation 1: Geriatric Resource Nurses incorporating geriatric screening in a Senior Adult Oncology Program to provide integrated cancer care to older patients
    Presentation 2: Novel Tool as A Trigger for Advanced Care Planning (ACP) in Hospitalized Oncology Patients
    Presentation 3: Our Journey to Being Conversation Ready: Honoring Patient’s Wishes for End-of-Life Care
  • 12:00pm -1:30pm

    Lunch, Posters, and Exhibitor Hall

  • 12:00pm -1:30pm

    Prospective Members Luncheon (By Invitation Only)

  • 1:30pm-1:45pm

    Break

  • 1:45pm -3:15pm

    Track 1: Quality Improvement | Advance Care Planning

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    Presentation 1:Successful Advance Care Planning in a Rural Long-Term Care Facility
    Presentation 2: Early Referral to Palliative Care Using a Trigger Tool
    Presentation 3: Yes, Advance Directives Matter in the ED. Implementation of a Hospice Consult Process in the ED
  • Track 2: Quality Improvement | Alternative Therapies

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    Presentation 1: Effects of Essential Oils on Sleep among Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients
    Presentation 2: An Interprofessional Approach with Non-pharmacological Healing Initiatives Using Delirium as an Example
    Presentation 3: Alternative Therapies: Improving Pain for Elderly During Hospitalization
  • Track 3: Quality Improvement | Communication

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    Presentation 1: Preventing NICHE Drift: Hardwiring the GRN Model within Existing Health System Structures
    Presentation 2: Improving Communication to Improve Patient Care: Daily Bathing
    Presentation 3: Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds as a Method to Improve Interprofessional Communication and Patient Perception of Teamwork on the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit
  • Track 4: Quality Improvement | NICHE, Organizational Change

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    Presentation 1: Reinvigorating NICHE: Simple but Focused Steps to Fan the Flames of Enthusiasm
    Presentation 2: The NICHE Influence on Geriatric Psychiatry at UAB Hospital
    Presentation 3: Our NICHE Journey to Exemplary Status
  • Track 5: Quality Improvement | NICHE, Changes in Practice

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    Presentation 1: Strategies for sustaining a NICHE program designated exemplar site
    Presentation 2: Art or Cart: Patient Outcomes in a NICHE Organization
    Presentation 3: Geriatric Resource Nurse Influence on Care Coordination Rounds for the ACE Unit
  • 3:15pm -3:45pm

    Beverage Break

  • 3:45pm -5:15pm

    Track 6: Depression, Delirium and Dementia

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    Presentation 1: Evaluating Healthcare Workers Knowledge of Delirium and its Risk Factors
    Presentation 2: Postoperative Delirium: Assessing the At Risk Population
    Presentation 3: An Organizational Approach to Reducing Iatrogenic Delirium
  • Track 7: Depression, Delirium and Dementia

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    Presentation 1: Paving the Way to Excellence in Delirium Care
    Presentation 2: Maximizing Communicative Abilities in People with Dementia
    Presentation 3: Delirium: A Story Worth Telling
  • Track 8: Depression, Delirium and Dementia

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    Presentation 1: Senior Outpatient Assistance & Referrals (SOAR): The Impact of Early Identification and Management of Depression in the Post-Acute Environment
    Presentation 2: SJHS Therapeutic Actvity Kits
    Presentation 3: Using Simulated Family Presence to Decrease Agitation in Hospitalized Delirious Patients
  • Track 9: Depression, Delirium and Dementia

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    Presentation 1: Pain Screening in the Delirious Patient
    Presentation 2: Taking The Confusion Out of Delirium: GRN Intervention
    Presentation 3: Identifying and Improving Dementia Management Quality Measures in Acute Care
  • Track 10: Depression, Delirium and Dementia

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    Presentation 1: The Joint Commission Disease Specific Care (DSC) Certification : An Innovative Approach to Delirium Management in the Hospital Setting
    Presentation 2: Delirium in Patients with CVA: Increasing Interdisciplinary Team Awareness
    Presentation 3: Implementation of a Geriatric Hip Fracture Program and Delirium Protocol: Driving Quality Practice
  • 9:00am-10:15am

    Keynote: Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, The John A. Hartford Foundation

  • 10:15am-10:30am

    Break

  • 10:30am-12:00pm

    Plenary: Innovations in Technology

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    Presentation 1: Improving Access to Specialty Care for Frail Homebound Older Adults in Toronto using a Nurse-Driven Comprehensive Telemedicine-Based Assessment Model of Care
    Presentation 2:: Gerontology Companion: Virtual Pets for Dementia Patients
    Presentation 3:: Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots (MARIO)
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm

    Lunch, Posters, and Exhibitor Hall

  • 12:00pm-1:30pm

    Long Term Care Luncheon (By Invitation Only)

  • 1:30pm-1:45pm

    Break

  • 1:45pm-3:15pm

    Track 1: Patient-Centered Care

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    Presentation 1: Starting Small, Ending Big: Beginning our NICHE Journey
    Presentation 2: Geriatric Resource Nurse Implementation Strategies: Changing care one patient at a time
    Presentation 3: Can you hear me now? Listening to our Older Adults to Improve Care
  • Track 2: Patient-Centered Care

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    Presentation 1: You Tube: A Needs Assessment: Patient and Caregiver Stress, Spiritual Distress, and Health Literacy
    Presentation 2: Creating Inclusive Health Care Environments for LGBT Older Adults
    Presentation 3: What are the effects of engaging hospitalized heart failure (HF) patients in a self-care management protocol on their self-care confidence level?
  • Track 3: Quality Improvement | Patient Experience

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    Presentation 1: A Patient Experience Workgroup: Driving Clinical Quality
    Presentation 2: The Art of Caring Model-Creating an Environment of Care, Compassion, and Respect for Patients and the Nursing Team
    Presentation 3: The PEACE Project, “ Patient Experience for Acute Care Elders
  • Track 4: Innovations in Technology

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    Presentation 1: State of the Art Technology and Environmental Design as Applied to a New Senior Friendly Hospital
    Presentation 2: TeleWound Technology Improves Patient Outcomes
    Presentation 3: Keeping Patients Safe and 1:1 Sitter Cost Down Through Video Monitoring
  • Track 5: Interdisciplinary Team

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    Presentation 1: Geriatrics Emergency Department Boot Camp Project: An example of Quality Improvement at the Intersection of Geriatric Experts, Guidelines, and National Dissemination.
    Presentation 2: Recognizing the Elderly at risk for 30-day Emergency Department Readmission
    Presentation 3: The Senior Surgical Services Program (SSSP)
  • 3:15pm-3:45pm

    Beverage Break

  • 3:45pm-5:15pm

    Track 6: Quality Improvement | Preventative Measures

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    Presentation 1: Proven tactics to promote better patient outcomes for the elderly septic population
    Presentation 2: Taking CAUTI-On: Decreasing Urinary Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections through the Use of a Nurse Driven Protocol
    Presentation 3: Improving Oral Health Care for Older Adults through Interprofessional Team Collaboration and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Track 7: Quality Improvement | Staff Development

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    Presentation 1: Piloting a Super SIRS Best Practice Alert (BPA) on Medical Inpatient Units
    Presentation 2: Geriatric Nursing Care through Role Enhancement in Non-Licensed Team Members
    Presentation 3: Future Healthcare Workers
  • Track 8: Quality Improvement | Skin

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    Presentation 1: Taking the Pressure Off : The Do No Harm Skin Safety Bundle
    Presentation 2: Validation and Prospective Application of a Perioperative Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Protocol
    Presentation 3: Hospital-wide mattress switch-out to reduce Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers in older adults
  • Track 9: Quality Improvement | Falls

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    Presentation 1: Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) drives down fall rate using new protocol to obtain Orthostatic Admission vital signs on a medical surgical unit.
    Presentation2: Fall Prevention for Non-Conforming Elderly Patients on an ACE Unit
    Presentation 3: Effectiveness of Fall Prevention Multimedia Program on the Fall-Risk Awareness, Falls Self-Efficacy, and Engagement in Fall Prevention Among Hospitalized Adults
  • 5:15pm-7:15pm

    GRN Alumni Reception and Exhibitor Hall

  • 7:30pm-9:30pm

    Exhibitor Breakdown

  • 8:00am-10:00am

    Exhibitor Breakdown

  • 9:00am-10:15am

    Keynote: Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Positive Approach, LLC

  • 10:15am-10:45am

    Break

  • 10:45am-12:15pm

    Track 1: Education

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    Presentation 1: Gero Boot Camp: A Win-Win, Promoting the Professional Development of Geriatric Resource Nurses while Enhancing Student Nurse Learning
    Presentation 2: Promoting national certification using a study group format
    Presentation 3: Nursing student attitudes towards the elderly: Implications for recruitment of geriatric nurses
  • Track 2: Education

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    Presentation 1: Silver Guardians: a Nursing Assistant Program
    Presentation 2: Addressing Gaps in Oncology Nurses’ Knowledge and Comfort with CAM: The Role of the GRN
    Presentation 3: Can a Geriatric Workshop for Emergency Nurses Change their Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors in Caring for Older Adults?
  • Track 3: Education

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    Presentation 1: Older Adults Awareness Olympics: Providing Medal Winning Care to our Geriatric Patients
    Presentation 2: You Tube: A teaching strategy for NICHE curriculum
    Presentation 3: Enhancing Staffs’ Geriatric Expertise and Empathy Utilizing Videography
  • Track 4: Transitions of Care

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    Presentation 1: Post-Acute Care Transitions for COPD & Pneumonia Patients
    Presentation 2: Transitioning Care Across the Continuum
    Presentation 3: Making a case for Home Health referral for older adults COPD patients at risk for 30 day readmissions
  • Track 5: Transitions of Care

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    Presentation 1: Preparing the Workforce for an Aging America through Inter-System Collaboration: The example of the University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital & Aurora Health Care
    Presentation 2: Hoarding Among the Elderly: Effects on Health, Safety, and Transition of Care
    Presentation 3: Collaborative Transition of Care Improvement Project with Outpatient pharmacists for patient medication adherence and safety on an ACE Unit