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Long-term Care Leadership Network Sees Growth at 2 Events

The Oregon Center for Nursing on Aug. 26 brought together long-term care nurse professionals from skilled nursing, assisted living and hospice organizations to discuss “Education Trends in Long-Term Care.”

A panel of innovators spoke about emerging trends in educational innovations. The panelists were: Juliana Cartwright, RN, PhD, representing the OHSU School of Nursing and the Enriched Clinical Learning Environments Through Partnerships in Long-Term Care program; David Dale, RN, MSN, CNS, representing Mount Hood Community College and the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education; and Karen Kohl, RN, director of nursing service for Marquis Care Vermont Hills. Guests also received an exclusive tour of breakfast co-sponsor Marquis Care Vermont Hills’ new Dedicated Education Unit. This DEU is the first in the U.S. to be located in a long-term care facility.

OCN representatives with Oct. 28 breakfast presenters, from left, Joan Caley, RN; Lyzz Caley Stewart, RN; Lynn Szender, RN; and Kris Campbell, RN.

One participant described the panelists by saying, “The energy of the presenters motivated me to change old, traditional thoughts.”

The Long-Term Care Leadership Network met again Oct. 28 at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst for a presentation on “Culture Change in Long-Term Care.”

Lynn Szender, RN, nursing home administrator for Marie Rose Center/Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst, and Lyzz Caley Stewart, RN, BSN, BA, from the Portland VA Medical Center, spoke about the changes both facilities have made to focus on patient-centered care. Attendees were particularly interested in the methods Mary’s Woods used to track the influence the changes had on its residents’ medication use and behaviors.

The next Long Term-Care Leadership Network breakfast will be Feb. 24 at Avamere at Hillsboro. The topic is “Healthy Workplaces in Long-Term Care.” To RSVP, call 503-943-7150.

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