A New Look at the Old

The Atlantic Philanthropies has awarded two grants to increase the knowledge and skills of those providing care to older adults. Information about the care of those over 65, derived from cutting-edge research and best practices, is now available to nurses and other providers in either print format or streaming video, at any time and at no cost, through this series called A New Look at the Old.

The print series began in the August 2004 issue of AJN, and continued until December 2006. You can read or download the articles already published by clicking on the titles listed below.

The broadcast series is based on the content of the articles found in AJN, but includes additional content. Those interested in viewing the 60-minute or 30-minute programs which began in January 2005, can click on the titles under the broadcast heading. These programs are archived for viewing at any time.  More...


CE Articles and Broadcasts
Alzheimer Disease and Genetics: Anticipating the Questions
Contact Hours: 3.0*
Expires: 12/31/2013
Sensory Impairment in Older Adults Part 2: Vision Loss
Contact Hours: 3.5*
Expires: 11/30/2013
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Sensory Impairment in Older Adults Part 1: Hearing Loss
Contact Hours: 3.0*
Expires: 10/31/2013
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Oral Hydration in Older Adults
Contact Hours: 3.5*
Expires: 6

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The Bathing of Older Adults with Dementia
Contact Hours: 3.0*
Expires: 4

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RN Staffing Time and Outcomes of Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents
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Behaviors Associated with Dementia
Contact Hours: 4.0*
Expires: 7/31/2013
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Nine Myths of Incontinence in Older Adults
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Nutrition in Older Adults
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Cognitively Impaired Older Adults
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Presentation of Illness in Older Adults
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If you have any problems or questions concerning the Webcasts, please call Trinity Workplace Learning's Customer Care Center at 800-624-2272 x3029.

Resources for the Care of Older Adults

  Professional Development:  The Nurse Competence in Aging Initiative: Encouraging expertise in the care of older adults  AJN, September 2006.

  The Gerontological Society of America: is a non-profit professional organization with more than 5000 members in the field of aging. GSA provides practitioners, researchers, educators, and policy makers with opportunities to understand, advance, integrate, and use basic and applied research on aging to improve the quality of life as one ages. www.geron.org

  Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing: The John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing is the only nurse-led institute in the country seeking to improve the quality of the nation's health care for older Americans. The Hartford Institute has developed partnering programs, models, and resources to positively influence both the individual nurse's competence and the systems in which nurses learn and work. www.hartfordign.org

  GeroNurseOnline is Nurse Competence in Aging's comprehensive website providing current best practice information on care of older adults by geriatric topics, patient signs and symptoms, and specialty practice areas that is customizable by individual nurses. www.GeroNurseOnline.org

Nurse Competence in Aging is a 5-year initiative funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) Inc., awarded to the American Nurses Association (ANA) through the American Nurses Foundation (ANF), and represents a strategic alliance between ANA, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University, The Steinhardt School of Education, Division of Nursing.

  American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA): ANNA is a professional nursing association whose mission is to advance nephrology nursing practice and positively influence outcomes for patients with kidney disease processes requiring replacement therapies through advocacy, scholarship and excellence. ANNA has created a new Web resource, Spotlight on Older Adults, which contains Web links, articles, education events and other materials to help educate nurses about caring for the elderly and responding to the unique needs of the older renal patient. (www.annanurse.org/aging)

 Trinity Healthforce Learning enables quality care through the continuum of education. Healthcare organizations receive training via an online learning management system, CD-ROM, DVD, videotape, or satellite from the company's renowned products and services: Health & Sciences Television Network (HSTN), Joint Commission Satellite Network (JCSN), Long Term Care Network (LTCN), PRIMEnet, and Safestart Healthcare. Trinity Healthforce Learning is a division of Trinity Workplace Learning, a subsidiary of Trinity Learning Corporation, which develops integrated learning solutions for millions of professionals in the healthcare, industrial, fire and emergency, government, law enforcement and private security markets. More information about Trinity Healthforce Learning can be found at www.trinityhealthforcelearning.com.

 Terra Nova Films specializes in both producing and distributing educational videos on elderhood and aging related issues. It carrys an online catalogue of over 200 titles specifically related to aging, elderhood, and health care. Terra Nova is also available to help create new videos on these subjects. It also coordinates film and video festivals for both professionals and for the general public. More information about Terra Nova Films can be found at http://www.terranova.org.

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The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) has partnered with the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) to develop a bimonthly print series providing evidence-based information on the nursing care of older adults. The series will provide readers with information designed to stimulate changes in institutional as well as individual practice. Readers can apply for CE credits that are applicable to recertification requirements for Gerontological Nurse Practitioners and Gerontological Nurses, as well as other specialty certification and state RN relicensure requirements. For more information about specialty recertification, click here to visit the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Web page. Many other CE courses are also available through NursingCenter.

AJN and GSA have also partnered with Trinity Healthforce Learning to develop the broadcast programming based on the print series. These programs are developed for a multidisciplinary audience and shaped with assistance from practitioners and facilities dedicated to improving the care of older adults. Viewers will see how the research and best practices have been implemented by other health professionals, and will also learn how these changes have affected the safety, quality and cost of care, as well as the satisfaction of those providing and receiving the care.

If you have questions, or suggestions for additional resources for this page, please contact Editor@NursingCenter.com

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