Spring 2019 Webinar Series

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Now is the Time to Train Future Nurses for Disaster
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

Researchers note that nurses in the United States are inadequately prepared to respond to disasters and nursing programs often do not include evidence-based disaster education in their curricula (Veenema et al., Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2016). With the increase propensity of disasters occurring every day, nurses must possess the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively respond and care for those adversely affected by an incident. Every nurse, in every specialty, has a role in a disaster response!

Presented by: Kathleen Eid-Heberle, MSN, RN, NHDP-BC, CNE and Janice S. Smith, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing, Shenandoah University

Community Partnerships for Nursing Innovation
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

The mission of the Center for Community Partnerships and Nursing Innovation since its inception in 2017 is to develop sustainable academic practice partnerships with health systems in Memphis, the Mid-South and throughout Tennessee to advance the profession of nursing and improve health outcomes. Achieving this mission requires embracing a new vision for academic nursing through collaborative support from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) leadership team and health care leaders. Partnerships strategically align collaborative projects, foster innovative models of care and enable nursing faculty to participate in clinically based research. This presentation focuses on four partnerships: Shelby County Health Department, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Regional One Health, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Goals for each academic partnership and metrics for success are measured by achievement of partnership goals. The presentation will include the status of each partnership’s goals (metrics) and challenges and lessons learned.

Presented by: Sara Day, PhD, RN, FAAN and Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc, FAANP, College of Nursing, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Register for the April 16 webinar

Advocacy Training: Delivering Culturally Sensitive Care to LGBT+ Patients
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

The Advocacy Program is a two-hour program that has impacted over 700 baccalaureate nursing students at the state, regional and national level. The Advocacy Program has been implemented in four schools of nursing including three from Louisiana and one from Massachusetts. The two-hour program is interactive and includes the following activities: “I treat everyone the same”, understanding the need, vocabulary game, understanding the CASS model, creating inclusive spaces for patients, and a question and answer session with a transgendered male. The students were administered the Genderism and Transphobia and Homogenegativity scales before the Advocacy Program and again after. There was a positive increase in attitude toward LGBT+ individuals.

Presented by: Todd Tartavoulle, DNS, APRN, CNS-BC and Jessica Landry, DNP, FNP-BC, School of Nursing, LSU Health New Orleans

Register for the April 18 webinar