Strategies for Success:
Enhancing the Skills of the Frontline Nurse in Long Term Care
Thursdays, May 25, June 1, 8 and 15, 2017
Mass Senior Care Office, Waltham
8:00 a.m.— 2:30 p.m.
(Registration at 7:30 a.m. )
The Massachusetts Senior Care Association is pleased to offer this 4-week workshop that provides an opportunity to learn new skills, fine-tune existing knowledge, explore values-based leadership and operationalize the skills and competencies that nurses in long term care need. This course is designed to equip frontline nursing staff to respond to increased patient acuity and clinical outcome expectations in a rapidly evolving and competitive health care delivery system.
This program is geared for frontline nurses (RNs and LPNs) in the long term care or sub-acute setting. This course will be limited to 30 participants only. Space is limited so register now!
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
•Define the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for nursing in the LTC setting;
•Identify elements of critical thinking and the nursing process;
•Communicate changes in condition and transitional information effectively;
•Understand Common Geriatric Syndromes and Chronic Conditions in LTC;
•Identify common infections; their presentation, treatment and prevention;
•Review commonly used medications and their indications for appropriate use;
•Identify non-pharmacological interventions for the management of behavior issues in dementia;
•Interpret common laboratory results; and
•Discuss Palliative and Hospice Care in the LTC setting
•Core Nursing Competencies and the Nursing Process
•Geriatric Syndromes, Infections, Chronic and Acute
•Medications and Diagnostic Tests
•Dementia-related Behavior Management
•Palliative and Hospice Care
Lisa Abdallah, PhD, RN, CNE, is the Chair & Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is a John A. Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing Scholar. For over 20 years Lisa has been working as a nurse educator preparing the future generation of nurse professionals. Her current teaching focus is in the nursing care of the older adult. Prior to her work in the academic setting, Lisa served as both a Director of Nursing and a Director of Staff Development in Long Term Care, as well as cared for hospitalized adults in the medical-surgical setting.
Dates - All classes are on Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
May 25, June 1, 8 and 15, 2017
This 4-week program will award a Certificate of Completion and up to 24 Continuing Education credits.
Fee – Includes lunch and all materials
$500 for Mass Senior Care Members $750 for Non-Members
Mass Senior Care must be notified no later than 24 hours prior to the start time of the first class for a credit of equal amount to be issued to your Mass Senior Care account. Refunds will not be given and “No Show” attendees will be billed at the full registration fee.
Massachusetts Senior Care Association
800 South Street, Suite 280
Waltham, MA 02453
Visit www.maseniorcare.org/About_Us/Directions.aspx for directions
Parking: Use the upper level of the parking garage to the left of the building only. Take a left in the garage to access the upper levels. There are ample handicapped parking spaces located directly in front of the building’s main entrance. Please do not park in marked reserved spaces.