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Duration: 34:22
Using the Hendrich II Fall Risk Model, nurses and others care providers can determine risk and implement strategies to prevent falls. This video demonstrates a fall risk assessment and interpretation, as well as outlines research that has allowed Hendrich to hone in on the numerous probable causes evaluated after falling takes place, and to limit the predictive assessment to eight specific factors.
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Author DaiWai M. Olson introduces a study that explored existing practices for documenting neurologic examinations by RNs and providers in medical, surgical, and cardiovascular ICUs, which don’t routinely admit patients with a primary neurologic injury.
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Duration: 41:36
Using the Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test-Geriatric Version (S-MAST-G) to evaluate for alcohol use and misuse will help to identify those older adults participating in risky drinking behavior and provide an opportunity to educate patients about the need to modify alcohol intake and improve personal safety as a result. Asking patients about personal drinking behavior is difficult at best. This video demonstrates how to conduct such an interview and how to help patients change behaviors using motivational interviewing techniques and includes an expert interview on the issue of alcohol use and abuse in aging adults.
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Duration: 32:47
Sufficient duration and quality of sleep are vital ingredients to good health in all human beings. Many of the complexities associated with aging can make it difficult to meet sleep requirements. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) is an evidence-based tool that can be used to screen older adults for information about duration and quality of sleep, use of sleep medications, and other important sleep-related information. Using the results of the PSQI helps target problem areas to help nurses and other team members develop strategies to improve sleep. Included in this video is discussion of simple steps that all healthcare facilities can implement to improve environmental conditions that can contribute to better sleep during hospitalization.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 8:28
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This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Foundation. Results of focus groups conducted as part of the AARP Foundation’s No Longer Home Alone video project supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t being given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of their family members. This series of videos aims to help nurses provide caregivers with the tools needed to manage a family member’s medications.
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Duration: 32:34
This video is part one of a three-part series, Professional Partners Supporting Diverse Family Caregivers Across Settings, and funded by the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation through the AARP Foundation. Because caregiving for seriously and chronically ill people carries well-known physical, emotional, and financial risks, with consequences for the patient as well as the caregiver, it’s important to assess and address a family caregiver’s needs, strengths, and limitations. This video (which has an accompanying article in the October 2011 issue) showcases how a nurse and social worker collaborated to assess the needs of a caregiver as she prepares to assume care of her husband.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 2:14
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2018, Volume 118, Issue 10;
This video shows the first of the four simulation scenarios in Summa Health System’s workplace training program. This “nursing unit” includes one patient room in the foreground, the nurses’ station (a table with chairs) directly across from it, and two more patient rooms on the right. In this scene, staff respond to a visitor’s escalating violent behavior. After the simulation, students complete a self-assessment to establish their performance baseline.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 1:29
In this video, Maria Carmen Rodríguez-García, MSc, lead author of “How Magnet Hospital Status Affects Nurses, Patients, and Organizations: A Systematic Review,” introduces her and her colleagues’ article, which explores whether different outcomes exist between Magnet and non-Magnet facilities.
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This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute.

In this video, you’ll learn how family caregivers can recognize and assess pain, document pain and responses to treatment, and communicate with health care providers about their family member’s pain. Practical tools and tips to collect information that is important for treatment decisions are included, including the impact of pain on function and quality of life, as well as the effectiveness of treatment.
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In this video, author Dina Sattenspiel introduces an integrative review that examines the efficacy of CBT as an adjunct to antipsychotics—notably clozapine—in alleviating symptoms of treatment-resistant schizophrenia in various study populations.
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AJN The American Journal of Nursing July 2022, Volume 122, Issue 7;
In this video, author Angela Dossett introduces her and her colleagues’ article, which describes an evidence-based practice project in which nurses used structured yoga sessions for patients with psychiatric illness as a means of providing stress relief, promoting relaxation, reducing anxiety, and improving quality of care. This article is the winner of the 2021 Nurse Faculty Scholars/AJN Mentored Writing Award
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 4:18
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This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups conducted as part of the AARP Public Policy Institute’s No Longer Home Alone video project supported evidence  that family caregivers aren’t being given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of their family members. This series of videos aims to help nurses provide caregivers with the tools needed to manage a family member’s medications.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 6:46
This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups conducted as part the AARP Public PolicyInstitute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members. This video shows how to cleanse the skin surrounding an ostomy to prevent skin irritation and pain. It also shows how to change the ostomy pouch.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 4:56
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This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups, conducted as part the AARP Public Policy Institute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members.

This video provides information on how to prevent, recognize, and respond to peritonitis.

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Duration: 40:38
Physiologic changes associated with the aging process dramatically affect the appropriateness of certain medications for older adults. This concern is compounded by the potential interactions of multiple medications – both prescribed and over-the counter. In order to better medications for risks with older adults in various settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and private homes, the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults assessment instrument can be used. The following video demonstrates how to use this assessment tool, and how easily patients can put themselves at risk for medication-related problems when a thorough assessment of their medications is not routinely made. Viewers will also hear critical discussion points regarding appropriate and inappropriate medications for older adults during a care planning meeting involving nurses and a pharmacist.
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In this video, author Amy Witkoski Stimpfel introduces a qualitative descriptive study that sought to understand nurses’ work experiences in various U.S. health care settings during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to learn more about barriers to and facilitators of their work.
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This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers in the 4Ms of an Age-Friendly Health SystemSupporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone series.

This video shows family caregivers the importance of safe mobility in the hospital and after discharge. It includes how to be physically active in the hospital and at home safely to improve mobility and how to reduce the risk of falls in the hospital, at home, and in the community.

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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 3:45
In this video, Jackline Wangui-Verry, MSN, RN-BC, lead author of “Are Milk and Molasses Enemas Safe for Hospitalized Adults? A Retrospective Electronic Health Record Review,” introduces a study to evaluate the safety of this common, long-held, but rarely studied nursing practice.
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In this video, Lindsay Thompson Munn, PhD, RN, introduces a study in which she and her colleagues surveyed health care staff (58% nurses) in June and July 2020 to identify modifiable environmental factors in the workplace that affect well-being and resilience.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 8:13
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This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups conducted as part of the AARP Public Policy Institute’s No Longer Home Alone video project supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t being given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of their family members. This series of videos aims to help nurses provide caregivers with the tools needed to manage a family member’s medications.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 5:53
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This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Foundation. Results of focus groups conducted as part of the AARP Foundation’s No Longer Home Alone video project supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t being given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of their family members. This series of videos aims to help nurses provide caregivers with the tools needed to manage a family member’s medications.
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Author Lisa R. Roberts introduces a study that aimed to elucidate the characteristics of vaccine-hesitant nurses at two large medical centers where rates of COVID-19 vaccination were lower than expected, and to understand the reasons for such hesitancy.
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This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute.

In this video, you’ll hear about higher-risk treatments for people living with pain, such as opioids and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, and how to weigh risks and benefits.

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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 10:49

This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups, conducted as part the AARP Public Policy Institute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members.

This video demonstrates how to use a mechanical lift safely and comfortably for both the person and the caregiver.

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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 2:43
AJN The American Journal of Nursing January 2020, Volume 120, Issue 1;

This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups, conducted as part the AARP Public PolicyInstitute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members.

This video provides an overview on managing incontinence challenges, starting with the role of family caregivers.

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In this video, Alison M. Trinkoff, Sharon J. Tucker, and Sharon M. Weinstein introduce their article, which discusses causes and challenges of nurse fatigue, evidence-based strategies and solutions for individual nurses and organizations, and changes needed to transform nursing culture and workplaces into more supportive environments for nurses.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 2:02
AJN The American Journal of Nursing June 2020, Volume 120, Issue 6;
In this video, Shaunna Caouette, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, lead author of “The Relationship Between Food Insecurity and Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence in Older Adults: A Systematic Review,” introduces her and her colleagues’ article, which explores the connection between two significant public health issues—food insecurity and cost-related medication nonadherence—in community-dwelling U.S. adults ages 60 years and older.
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In this video, Elizabeth A. Kelsey, DNP, APRN, CNP, introduces a study in which she and her colleagues investigated the prevalence of suicidal ideation and attitudes toward seeking mental health care among U.S. nurses relative to other workers; and, among nurses, the extent to which personal and professional factors, including burnout, were related to suicidal ideation.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 18:29
This video accompanies “Intraosseous Vascular Access for Alert Patients,” a CE feature by Stacie Hunsaker and Darren Hillis, which appears in the November 2013 issue of AJN. The video shows a demonstration of the placement of an intraosseous (IO) access needle in the proximal tibia using an IO power driver.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 5:14
This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups conducted as part the AARP Public Policy Institute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members. This video shows family caregivers how to perform a dressing change, identify signs of infection, and dispose of old dressings.
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This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute.

There is a range of lower-risk approaches for pain management, including pharmacological and nonpharmacological strategies. In this video, you’ll hear about options for family caregivers and persons in pain to consider, including nonopioid analgesics and sleep hygiene, physical activity, meditation and guided imagery, and heat and cold as alternatives.

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This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers in the 4Ms of an Age-Friendly Health System, published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute as part of the ongoing Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone series.

This video shows family caregivers the importance of assessing and addressing an older adult’s cognition and mental health both during hospital stays and at home. It includes the signs of delirium, depression, and dementia; how to communicate changes in thinking and behavior to health care providers; and how to provide support if the person they care for is experiencing changes in their behavior or thinking.

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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 2:17
AJN The American Journal of Nursing June 2018, Volume 118, Issue 6;
Amy Funk, PhD, RN-BC, lead author of “Understanding the Hospital Experience of Older Adults with Hearing Impairment,” introduces her and her colleagues’ study, which was conducted to assess the hospital experience of older adults with hearing impairment, and to use the findings in formulating suggestions for improving nursing care.
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In this video, Salena Tully, PhD, MSN, lead author of “Work-Related Stress and Positive Thinking Among Acute Care Nurses: A Cross-Sectional Survey,” introduces the first U.S. study to evaluate acute care nurses’ use of positive thinking in managing work-related stress, which found that positive thinking skills are being used to cope with such stress, and that nurses’ use of these skills can be improved through training.
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Brenna L. Quinn, PhD, RN, NCSN, CNE, lead author of “Pain in Nonverbal Children with Medical Complexity: A Two-Year Retrospective Study,” introduces her and her colleagues’ study, which was conducted to describe the signs and symptoms parents of nonverbal children with medical complexity found worrisome, to describe the sources of pain in these children, and to describe nursing pain assessment practices in this population.
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Despite longstanding recommendations for the safe handling of hazardous drugs, it’s not known whether nurses—including those who are pregnant—wear protective gloves and gowns when administering chemotherapeutic drugs. In this video, Christina C. Lawson, PhD, lead author of “Antineoplastic Drug Administration by Pregnant and Nonpregnant Nurses: An Exploration of the Use of Protective Gloves and Gowns,” introduces a study that examined this practice among nurses.
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Author Marissa P. Bartmess introduces a qualitative study that examined staff nurses’ perceptions of factors that hinder or support nurse involvement in hospital nurse staffing policymaking—and how nurses are, or would like to be, so involved.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 2:45
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This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups conducted as part the AARP Public Policy Institute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members. This video instructs caregivers on how to help their loved one transfer from a walker to the shower or bed.
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Duration: 38:05
The Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia Questionnaire (EdFED-Q) is a valid and reliable observational instrument that nurses can use to assess difficulties and determine the amount of assistance a patient with dementia will need to have sufficient nutrition and hydration. During this video, viewers will observe the feeding problems in a hospitalized patient with dementia, as well as observe the interview of a family member to gather insight on unique behaviors that may take place during meals. Following the assessment, the nurse and nursing students work with other disciplines to develop a plan that can be implemented during hospitalization to provide for the nutrition needs of the patient, and then transitioned to the home setting.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 10:21
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This video accompanies “Intergenerational Lessons and ‘Fabulous Stories’,” a special feature by Sandra B. Lewenson, Cathryne A. Welch, and Susan B. Hassmiller, which appears in the October 2015 issue of AJN. The video is an excerpt from interviews with a mother and daughter, who speak of their experiences as nurses.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 4:30

This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone>, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups, conducted as part the AARP Public PolicyInstitute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members.

This video describes an important aspect of hemodialysis—caring for the vascular access site on the body, usually the forearm.

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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 6:36
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2018, Volume 118, Issue 10;
Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, lead author of “Journalists’ Experiences with Using Nurses as Sources in Health News Stories,” introduces her and her colleagues’ qualitative study, which sought to examine why health journalists still rarely quote nurses in their reporting.
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Duration: 40:33
The Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Scale video program features a case study of an anxious older adult admitted to the hospital after being found disoriented by neighbors, and very aware that the results of this assessment might mean the end of living in her own apartment. While the challenges of measuring the activities included in the Lawton, such as housekeeping, money-management and transportation, are fairly significant when a patient is hospitalized and not in a home-like environment, those challenges can be eclipsed when patients are reluctant to cooperate. This program provides viewers with expert interviewing and assessment techniques which can be applied in their own practice.
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Duration: 34:24
The Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA) is a two-part assessment tool that has been developed just for older adults, and is quick and easy for nurses to use. This video demonstrates the assessment process, as well as how to measure calf and upper arm circumference, to determine key information used in the final determination of nutrition status. In addition, viewers will hear a discussion among interdisciplinary team members that identify a broad range of options to address all the risk factors identified for this particular patient, including simple, cost-effective strategies of improving the nutrient content of inexpensive foods.
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Duration: 51:19
This video guides viewers through the utilization of two tools found in the Try This series: the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) and Assessing and Managing Delirium in Older Adults with Dementia. In this five chapter program, two patients are presented and assessed for delirium using the CAM: one with delirium and one with a delirium superimposed on an underlying dementia. Once identified, further assessment and treatment of the underlying etiology and safe management of care is shown using the Delirium Superimposed on Dementia Algorithm.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 8:44

This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups, conducted as part the AARP Public PolicyInstitute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members.

This video shows family caregivers how to help a family member or friend use oxygen equipment.

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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 2:50
AJN The American Journal of Nursing January 2020, Volume 120, Issue 1;

This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups, conducted as part the AARP Public PolicyInstitute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members.

This video provides tips and suggestions for caregivers on how to best manage incontinence in a home setting.

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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 30:14
AJN The American Journal of Nursing December 2011, Volume 111, Issue 12;
This video is part three of a three-part series, Professional Partners Supporting Diverse Family Caregivers Across Settings, and funded by the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation through the AARP Foundation. Because caregiving for seriously and chronically ill people carries well-known physical, emotional, and financial risks, with consequences for the patient as well as the caregiver, it’s important to assess and address a family caregiver’s needs, strengths, and limitations.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 57:00
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COVID-19 continues to cause significant disruption to the health care system and to clinical experiences available to nursing students. Well prepared, competent and safe graduate nurses play an integral role in the nursing workforce and its response to COVID-19 and future public health emergencies. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), in collaboration with other nursing leaders, developed the Practice/Academic Partnership model as an innovative approach to address both workforce and academic needs. This webinar will identify the benefits of this model, describe its components and implementation processes, and evaluate successful Academic/Practice Partnerships established in response to the pandemic. Your host: Nancy Spector
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This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers in the 4Ms of an Age-Friendly Health System, published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute as part of the ongoing Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone series.

This video shows family caregivers the importance of identifying what matters to the person they care for and communicating it to the medical team. It discusses how hospitals help patients use what matters to help with recovery and how caregivers can follow up with what matters after discharge.

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In this video, Christine A. Pariseault introduces her and her colleagues’ study, which examined nurses’ perceptions and experiences of communicating with patients and families under the pandemic’s socially restrictive practices and policies.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 2:05
In this video, Karen M. Hodges, BSN, RN, OCN, coauthor of “Nurses’ Perspectives on Caring for Patients with Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders,” introduces a study that explored direct care nurses’ perspectives on the meaning and interpretation of DNR orders in relation to caring for hospitalized adults with such orders.
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 2:02
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This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups conducted as part the AARP Public Policy Institute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members. This video instructs caregivers on how to help their loved one get from a car to a wheelchair.
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Duration: 27:42
Depression among older adults is a common, but not a normal or acceptable phenomenon. Untreated depression reduces quality of life and can lead to serious complications when not addressed. To better screen for this problem, this program features the GDS short form--a quick and easy to administer tool that can identify those who are most likely depressed so they can be referred for further evaluation. This video discusses the prevalence of depression; demonstrates the screening process; describes some of the challenges in its administration; and explains how the results can be interpreted and used to adapt the plan of care. Included in this program is an excellent discussion among nursing staff, students and experts about how to assist the depressed patient in structuring daily activities and routines to account for changes in energy and interest in the short term, and plan for a return to normal over the longer term.
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