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 Marys Woods at Marylhurst for a presentation on Culture Change in Long-Term Care.
Lynn Szender, RN, nursing home administrator for Marie Rose Center/Marys 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 Marys 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.