A One-Day Nursing Continuing Education Seminar at Penn State Abington.
Penn State Abington
1600 Woodland Road
Abington PA 19001
Register now! (enrollment limited to 50 registrations)
7:30 – 8:00 am Registration and light breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 Welcoming remarks
8:30 – 10:00 am – Concurrent sessions
10:00 – 10:15 am – Break
10:15 – 11:45 am – Concurrent sessions
12:00 – 12:45pm – Lunch
(12:30 – 2:00pm) – Keynote Presentation (everyone will attend)
4.5 CEUs (pending approval)
Coordination of Care (1.5 CEUs)
This seminar will discuss Care Coordination, a strategy to improve the delivery of effective, efficient care across the Health Care System. Effective care is evidence-based and considers the preferences of the patient as well as Best Practices from research. Efficient care requires communication and cooperation among providers to avoid duplication and confusion. Care Coordination assists providers to identify and intervene with patients to ensure that needed tests and treatments are obtained and more importantly, that patients have the tools and support needed to be an active participant in their health care.
Hospice “Let’s Talk about Dying” (1.5 CEUs)
This 1 and ½ hour seminar will discuss hospice and palliative care. It will provide specific insights on the emergence of the paradigm shift happening in healthcare; “culture of denial”; stages of death; the role of the Nurse in (EOL) end-of-life care; and ethics and legal issues. Current research will include studies from the Dartmouth Atlas Project, the Commonwealth Fund and the New England Journal of Medicine.
Lunch 12:00 – 12:45pm
Keynote Presentation 12:30 – 2:00pm (during Lunch)
Reducing Horizontal Violence and Social Bullying in Nursing (1.5 CEUs)
Dr. Earl Goldberg will provide the origins of social bullying and describe vertical and horizontal violence in the workplace. Particular emphasis will be on bullying in the Nursing profession. Strategies for addressing and reducing bullying will be provided for Nurses and the Nurse Manager. Case studies discussed include “The Head Nurse”, “The New Dean”, “Floor 4F” and Clinical Teaching.