Since 2001, the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence have created many valuable teaching resources. In addition, several of our own OHSU School of Nursing faculty and other national experts have developed gerontological instructional materials. At our site you will find several links to some of these resources. For an extended list of teaching resources see the ECLEPs Instructional Materials and Peer Reviewed Gerontological Web Resources.
Enriching Clinical Learning Environments through Partnerships in LTC (ECLEPs)
ECLEPs provides numerous resources for faculty in nursing education programs and for community-based residential care organizations. The "peer reviewed gerontologic resources" were developed as an easy-to-use reference for faculty wanting to infuse nursing courses with gerontologic content.
Advancing Care Excellence (ACE) programs provide FREE classroom-ready curriculum tools such as unfolding cases, simulation scenarios, and teaching strategies. The NLN Center for Excellence in the Care of Vulnerable Populations currently addresses the special needs of older adults, veterans, Alzheimer's patients, and their caregivers through our ongoing initiative, Advancing Care Excellence (ACE).
Topics include: ACE.S (Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors), ACE.V (Advancing Care Excellence for Veterans), and ACE.Z (Advancing Care Excellence for Alzheimer's Patients and Caretakers).
Bathing Without A Battle
The Bathing Without a Battle training is now available on line, with continuing education credits.
Many of you may be familiar with the training. It was developed using videos and data collected as part of a 1997 research project done in North Carolina and Oregon that explored ways to make bathing a more pleasant experience for both residents and staff who live and work in nursing homes and other places where people need assistance with bathing. It provides lots of practical, relevant information about how to easily and safely adapt the bathing process to meet the needs and desires of residents, particularly those with dementia.
ConsultGeri Resources is the evidence-based geriatric clinical nursing website of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, at New York University's College of Nursing
Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium (GNEC)
GNEC is a national initiative of AACN, with generous funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation, to enhance geriatric content in senior-level undergraduate nursing courses. To successfully incorporate content into the curriculum, faculty must be informed and have accessible evidence-based geriatric care information, access to curricular change resources, and support from professional colleagues.
Some of the webinar topics include: "Atypical Presentation in Older Adults with Complex Illness", "Assessment and Management of Cancer Related to Older Adults with Complex Care Needs", and "Assessment and Management of Older Adults with Complex Illness in the Critical Care Unit".
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
Resources for Teaching Gerontologic Nursing is a free public collection of geriatric nursing education resources for school of nursing faculty who want to include content on older adults in their undergraduate and associate degree curricula.
Older Adult Focus
The materials on this website were created for people who work with or plan to work with older adults, but may not have had specific education in gerontology or geriatrics. This website contains multiple learning activities designed to assist you to develop and evaluate competencies for working with older adults.
Portal of Geriatric Online Education
POGOe is a comprehensive and free collection of expert, contributed geriatrics educational materials for educators and learners. Resources include interactive, geriatrics education modules; competency, matched education materials; and access to peer reviewed articles.
Try This:® Assessment Instrument Series
Tools and resources Each tool encourages nurses to understand the special needs of older adults and to use best practices when caring for older adults. The goal of the Try This:® Series of assessment tools is to provide knowledge of best practices in care of older adults.