NICHE Conference Schedule

  • 5:00pm-8:00pm

    Registration

  • 5:00pm-8:00pm

    Exhibit & Poster Setup

  • 5:00pm-8:00pm

    Speaker Check In

  • 8:00am-4:00pm

    Registration

  • 8:00am-11:30am

    Exhibit & 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.

  • 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.
  • 9:00am-10:15am

    Keynote: Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH, Director, Aging Brain Center, Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair, and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Delirium Prevention: An Overview and What You Can Do

  • 10:15am-10:30am

    Break

  • 12:00pm -1:30pm

    Lunch with Special Interest Group Tables, Posters, and Exhibit Hall

  • 12:00pm -1:30pm

    Prospective Members Luncheon (By Invitation Only)

  • 1:30pm-1:45pm

    Break

  • 3:15pm -3:45pm

    Beverage Break

  • 8:00am-10:00am

    Exhibit Breakdown

  • 9:00am-10:15am

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

    Coping with Challenging Behaviors

  • 10:15am-10:45am

    Break