This page displays all of the events that have been approved to provide Patient Experience Continuing Education Credits. If you would like to offer PXE credits for your upcoming event, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well-Rounded: A Fresh Approach to Training Volunteers for Inpatient Service
Kristina B. Baggott, MBA, CAVS | Associate Vice President, Volunteer Services & Community Engagement, Augusta University and AU Health System
Vanessa White, MPA | Volunteer Services Program Manager, Augusta University
September 30, 2020 – 2:00-3:00 PM ET
This session will feature Augusta University Medical Center’s innovative approach to training inpatient hospital volunteers in a consistent, effective manner. The Well-Rounded program is a thorough, simulation based, patient support training that volunteers complete before they are assigned to an inpatient unit, making them better equipped to serve patients on all units and helping the nursing staff to be more confident in the abilities of the volunteers assigned to their areas.
After completing this training, volunteers are more empowered and confident in understanding and executing their service responsibilities, allowing them to provide the highest level of support in their assigned areas. The session will also highlight some of the key volunteer duties that are included during the Well-Rounded training proStacgram including: hourly rounding checklists, white board management, AIDET fundamentals, and fall prevention responsibilities. Attendees will walk away with a wealth of new training ideas that can be applied to their programs as well as some helpful volunteer training materials and duty checklists.
- Describe the innovative AU Medical Center volunteer inpatient training program, Well-rounded.
- Evaluate current inpatient training methods and share new ideas on how to make training more effective.
- Gain methods for implementing volunteer training checklists on inpatient units to increase nursing staff engagement and partnership.
PXE Credit: 1
The Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Space.
Speaker: Geof Northridge, AIA, IDCEC, GBCI
This session will explore the accumulated research that has revealed the adverse impact of enclosed interiors and deep-plan buildings on human performance.
Participants will gain insights into human perception, and how architectural cues can be staged to trigger many of the same beneficial responses otherwise obtained by genuine biophilic elements.
The session will also cover the role circadian light and perceived open space play in shaping human cognitive function, as well as how our psycho-physiology changes in interior environments.
Participants will uncover a new design framework that proposes the restorative value of perceived open space in its two essential orientations: perceived zenith and perceived horizon line.
In contrast to how we perceive these spatial reference frames outdoors, in enclosed interiors where such reference frames are often not visible, we can stage architectural cues to alter our perception of interior space.
Restoring these spatial reference frames through a valid multisensory illusion restores a range of wellness benefits otherwise associated with interiors applying biophilic design principles. These principles were designed to create restorative environments for patient care, as well as enhance staff performance and well-being.
After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Be a Mountain Climber
Bryan K. Williams, DM | B.Williams Enterprise, LLC
October 15, 2020 – 2:00-3:00 PM ET
This session will review the mindset and behaviors necessary to effectively address professional or personal barriers. Special emphasis will be on ten proven tips to take control of your efforts and overcome any obstacles in your path.
- Explain the power of repetition.
- Identify the mandatory ingredient to build successful relationships.
- Determine the primary way to enhance your own value.
- Discover the key to remain anchored despite life’s interruptions.
Best Practices for Improving Outcomes for Patients with Dementia in the Acute Care Setting
Susan Bold Schumacher, MS, APRN-BC, GCNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontology, Methodist Hospital- Park Nicollet
October 20, 2020 – 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Currently, over 5.8 million persons 65 years and older persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias live in the United States. Approximately 25% of our hospitalized patients have underlying dementia and are at particular risk for an adverse event such as a fall, pressure injury, or consequences of hospitalization such as functional decline or immobility. Join this webinar to discover innovative models of care in the acute care setting that incorporate best practices to mitigate the risk for adverse events. Acute Care of the Elderly Units, Hospital-Elder Life Program, Nursing Improving Care of Hospitalized Elders, and Hospital Home are examples of care models and supportive systems to be discussed. The partnership between patients and their families/significant others with trained healthcare team members in a supportive environment are key for improving outcomes for patients with dementia in the acute care setting.
- Describe models of care for patients with dementia during hospitalization.
- Discuss best practices for preventing adverse events during hospitalization.
- Identify key principles for preparing healthcare team members for care the patient with dementia.
PXE Credits: 1
The Press Ganey National Client Conference, taking place Nov. 16-18, is the must-attend virtual event of the year, showcasing over 40 educational sessions led by health care’s most innovative organizations offering revolutionary strategies for optimizing care delivery during these uncertain times. Presentations will provide attendees with valuable insights, practical tools, and relevant best practices for rapidly implementing change across the care continuum.
PXE Credits: 15