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Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing: Gerontological Nursing Certification Review Course

http://www.hartfordign.org/continuing_ed/cert_review

To help nurses prepare to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Gerontological Nurse Certification Examination. Provides a summary of current key clinical information and issues central to caring for the highly specialized needs of older adults and the current financial, social, political, and cultural issues that affect nursing care for the older adults.Fee: $150

Suggestions for use: Review course to sit for the ANCC Gerontological Nurse Certification Examination. Fee for this course is $150.00 and earn 10 Contact Hours.

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)

http://www.hospitalelderlifeprogram.org

This Website provides information about recognizing delirium (new mental confusion). It also describes a program that prevents delirium in hospitalized older people, the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP).

Suggestions for use: Students can review delirium, safety in transitioning from hospital to home, and how to avoid confusion in the hospital.

Improving Nursing Home Compare: Five star quality rating system

Center for Medicaid and Medicare developed an online Power Point Presentation to inform consumers on changes to how they are improved their website Nursing Home Compare An in depth power point explaining their 5 star rating system and how the system is applied to individual nursing homes. Background information about as well as screen shots of their new web interface are shared.

Suggestions for use: Review for deeper understanding of how CMS regulates nursing homes and provides this knowledge to the public.

Look at me: Video hosted on youtube.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB1I2eV64cw

YouTube video with the poem, "Look at Me" set to music (Length: 3 minutes, 50 seconds). Depicts of the life of one man and looking beyond the surface. Addresses stereotyping, ageism.

Suggestions for use: Use video in class or as assigned & reflect on impressions after viewing. Useful to develop empathy, avoid stereotyping elders.

Making Oregon Vital for Elders (MOVE)

http://orculturechange.org

This is a national grassroots organization committed to changing the culture of aging in America. Oregonians, from a variety of organizations, developed a statewide coalition in which ideas and actions come together to support culture change."Culture change has been defined by the Pioneer Network as "a transformation anchored in values and beliefs that return control to elders and those who work closest with them. Its ultimate vision is to create a culture of aging that is 'life-affirming, satisfying, humane, and meaningful.' Culture change can transform a 'facility' into a 'home,' a 'resident' into a 'person,' and a 'schedule' into a 'choice'.

Suggestions for use: Faculty and students can use this website to connect with other organizations in Oregon and access resources dedicated towards empowering elders and learning more about culture change. This site has tools for measuring readiness for culture change and artifacts for culture change

Medicare: Health and drug plans

http://www.medicare.gov

Medicare.gov is a consumer beneficiary Website that provides access to information about Medicare, Medicare health plans, contact information and publications, as well as information about health care fraud and abuse and nursing homes.Content   Tools with "personalized search (eg. entering zip code) may provide you with more accurate cost estimates and coverage information." Provides basic knowledge on Medicare benefits Parts A, B, C, and D.

Suggestions for use: Faculty and students can use this site for Medicare information and complexities of Medicare. Useful for chronic illness, population-based nursing, and leadership courses to understand federal health care benefits for people over 65 years old.

National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) 

http://www.nursingquality.org

The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, established in 1998, is a proprietary database of the American Nurses Association. The database collects and evaluates unit-specific nurse-sensitive data from hospitals in the U.S. Participating facilities receive unit-level comparative data reports to use for quality improvement purposes. Site includes a pressure ulcer training program and data collection training for the pain care quality survey.

Suggestions for use: Increase knowledge about hospital quality improvement and the role of the American Nurses Association. Pressure ulcer identification training program has excellent photos and clear descriptions of different stages of pressure ulcers and other tissue damage. Could be used as a self-paced, independent learning activity related to pressure ulcer identification. The Pain Care Quality Survey takes the participant through the detailed process of data collection in research. Content includes information on the challenges of reliably collecting study data. This training program also illustrates the need for translational nursing research that could stimulate discussion about the importance of research for practice and ways to participate in nursing research.

Nursing Home Compare

http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare

A step by step medicare guide on comparing nursing homes. Find Nursing Homes in your area. Search by name, city, county, state, or ZIP code. Compare the quality of the nursing Homes you're considering using the Five-Star Quality Ratings, health inspection results, nursing home staff data, quality measures, and fire safety inspection results.

Suggestions for use: Students can learn about evaluating and comparing nursing homes, filing complaints, and nursing home client rights. Useful for chronic illness, population-based nursing, and leadership courses.

National League for Nursing (NLN): Advancing care execellence for seniors (ACES)

http://www.nln.org/facultyprograms/facultyresources/aces/index.htm

The National League for Nursing advances excellence in nursing education that prepares the nursing workforce to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing health care environment. Access four well-designed unfolding cases (evolves over time in a manner that is unpredictable to the learner) from ACES. These can be used throughout the curriculum to provide faculty with tools to help them incorporate the Essential Nursing Actions into their teaching/learning activities. The cases create a robust, meaningful experience for students.Cases deal with functional health, assessment tools, communication skills, discharge teaching, medication teaching, transition of care, referrals, caregivers, culture, and are across settings.

Suggestions for use: Faculty can use the well-designed unfolding cases for acute care, chronic care, population, and leadership courses. Faculty can modify the cases to meet the needs of their curriculum and have students access function and care depending upon each unfolding situation.