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Category Archives: Culture Change

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

June 23, 2015:  Speaking from Experience:  The Wisdom of Elders
Presenter:  Anna Ortigara, Organizational Change Consultant with PHI and Lynda Crandall, Executive Director with the Pioneer Network

The voices of people living in long-term care settings have been frequently missing from formal discussions and change efforts.  Their voices help us to not only learn the extent to which person-centered practices are in place and experienced by residents, but also how important various actions and practices and environments are to them.  During this webinar, participants will think about and identify methods or systems for acting on the desires of residents; identify questions that may facilitate deeper conversation and learning with residents; and reconsider the importance and depth of information collected about residents relative to meaningful living.

Please visit www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/HotTopics for more information and to register for this webinar.

Selfie Tip #7:  “Don’t Call Me Honey!”

Have you listened to yourself and the words you use?  Not only the words, but also the way you say them may be condescending to people.  Using person-centered language is one of the essentials in changing our culture.

Please see the flyer here for more information.

Person-Centered Care Tip

Tip #6:  “Me in My New Home”
Just as a “selfie” is about YOU, Person-Centered Care is all about the PERSON!  Think of yourself in an unfamiliar situation.  Finding the bathrooms and where to get a cup of coffee or a bite to eat is likely a top priority.  And by the way… who are all these people and how will I remember their names?

Please see the flyer here for more information.

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

May 26, 2015:  Safety vs. Autonomy for Elders:  What if Maslow was Wrong
Presenter:  Theresa (Terri) A. Harvath, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

During this webinar, we will examine case studies and generate ideas and strategies to help care providers make well-reasoned decisions when the values of autonomy and safety collide.

Please visit www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/HotTopics for more information and to register for this webinar.

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

April 23, 2015:  QI Closest to the Resident:  Engaging Staff to Prevent Avoidable Hospitalizations and Use of Antipsychotic Medications
Presenter:  Barbara Frank, co-founder of B&F Consulting, Warren, RI and Clare Hays, MD, Medical Director, Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Birmingham, AL, and Medical Director of Alabama CMS Innovation Center Project to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Home Residents, an AQAF initiative

This webinar provides the how-to for a simple, potent process of moving QI out of the conference room to the staff closest to the residents. During the webinar, speakers apply QI closest to the resident to preventing avoidable hospitalizations and use of antipsychotic medications for residents living with dementia but the practice can be used for any quality improvement effort.

Please visit www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/HotTopics for more information and to register for this webinar.

Conversations with Carmen

April 17, 2015:  Alarms:  The New Deficient Practice?  Eliminating and Preventing Falls by Engaging in Life
Guest:  Carmen Bowman, co-author of new book with same title published by Action Pact
Special Guest Host:  Glenn Blacklock, LNHA, Action Pact Consultant

Alarms – an idea whose time has come and gone.  The results may shock you.  Remove alarms and avoid falls with new approaches.

Please visit actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar for more information and to register.

Conversations with Carmen

April 17, 2015:  Alarms:  The New Deficient Practice?  Eliminating and Preventing Falls by Engaging in Life
Guest:  Carmen Bowman, co-author of new book with same title published by Action Pact
Special Guest Host:  Glenn Blacklock, LNHA, Action Pact Consultant

Alarms – an idea whose time has come and gone.  The results may shock you.  Remove alarms and avoid falls with new approaches.

Please visit actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar for more information and to register.