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Location

Online lecture (PowerPoint presentation via Webinar and teleconference)

Course Director

Marian D. Edmiston, DEd, MSN, RN-BC

Credits Available

AANP CE 1.0 contact hour
ANCC CE 1.0 contact hour
CCMC CE 1.0 clock hour

Target Audience

Nurse administrators and nurse educators who provide staff training to first-line care staff or who work closely with staff at long-term care facilities.

Program Description

This is the fourth in a series of four Webinars providing information on how to implement AHRQ's Improving Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Facilities Training Modules.

Overall Learning Purpose/Goal

To provide nurse administrators and nurse educators with guidance on training using the materials covered in AHRQ's Improving Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Facilities: Falls Prevention and Management.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Utilize effective engagement strategies to present an audience-appropriate training program for nursing assistants, licensed nurses, and other staff.
  2. Utilize the AHRQ patient care training resources to train staff in how to prevent and manage falls.
  3. Present relevant case studies as examples of how to best prevent and manage falls and fall-related injuries.

Faculty & Credentials

Marian D. Edmiston, DEd, MSN, RN-BC

Dr. Edmiston recently served as the Corporate Senior Director for Nursing Education and Practice at Genesis HealthCare, where she oversaw continuing education and professional development for over 20,000 nursing staff. She has over 20 years of experience in adult education, including teaching, curriculum development and program planning. She taught nursing at West Chester University in West Chester, PA and worked as a professor and coordinator of allied health and nursing programs at Delaware County Community College in Media, PA. Dr. Edmiston participated as an expert panel member for transitioning adult-gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist competencies for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and participated in a panel to develop a national Practical Nurse/Vocational Nurse curriculum for the National League of Nursing. She has experience in the development, management and delivery of patient education programs in diabetes and cardiac care, and in community health nursing as a geriatric specialist. She holds a Master's Degree in Geriatric Nursing from the University of Delaware and a Doctorate in Adult Education from Penn State University.

Disclosures

  • This Webinar has been funded and developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; there has been no outside commercial support.
  • Presenter(s)/staff do not endorse any commercial services or products displayed in this Webinar.
  • Presenter(s)/staff have no conflicts of interest or relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • This program is approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.
  • This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).
  • This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Arizona Nurses' Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing nursing education only and does not imply AzNA or ANCC Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.
  • Criteria for successful completion:
    • Each participant must be present for the entire webinar.
    • Each participant must complete an evaluation and must successfully pass the posttest with a grade of 80% or higher to obtain the CE credit. Participants may take the posttest two additional times, if necessary.
    • Each participant must complete the evaluation/posttest within 30 days of the webinar to obtain CE credit.

Required Hardware/Software

WINDOW OPERATING SYSTEM
 

Operating System
•  Windows 8, Windows 7
•  Windows Vista
•  Windows XP
•  Windows 2003 Server

Processor
•  
2.4 GHz or more

RAM
•  
2 GB or more

Internet
•  DSL or better

Bandwidth
•  700 Kbps or more for simultaneous
   screen sharing, video and audio conferencing

Browser
•  Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer
•  Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 or newer
•  Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

Additional software
•  JavaScript

MAC OPERATING SYSTEM
 

Operating System
•  Mac OS® X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
•  Mac OS® X 10.7 (Lion®)
•  Mac OS® X 10.8 (Mountain Lion®)

Processor
•  2.4 GHz Intel processor (Core 2 Duo)

RAM
•  1 GB

Internet
•  DSL or better

Bandwidth
•  700 Kbps or more for simultaneous
   screen sharing, video and audio conferencing

Browsers
•  Safari® 3.0 or newer
•  Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 or newer
•  Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

Additional software
•  JavaScript

iOS OPERATING SYSTEM
 

Operating System
•  iOS 5 or newer

Device iPad®
•  1 or newer
•  iPhone® 3GS or newer
•  iPod® Touch (3rd generation)
   or newer

Internet
•  WiFi recommended for VoIP

Additional software
•  Free GoToMeeting App from
   the App Store

ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM
 

Operating System
•  Android 2.2 or higher

Processor
•  1 GHz CPU or higher recommended

Internet
•  WiFi recommended for VoIP

Additional software
•  Free GoToMeeting App from
   the Google Play Store

For questions or technical support, please contact Educationservices@hayesinc.com.
To speak with a representative, please call 267-498-7926 between 8:30am and 4:30pm ET, Monday through Friday.