Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Registrations received after April 5 will be subject to a $20 late registration fee.
Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m
Cost: $100 per person (includes handouts, lunch and certificate of completion)
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 10 business days before the start of the course. If cancellation is made in less than 10 business days, the full course fee will be billed.
Northfield Conference Center
3280 Northfield Dr.
Springfield, IL 62702
Questions for IDPH or SIUC:
IDPH and SIUC will be presenting updates and revisions to the Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Program. If you have questions you would like to have answered at the conference, please submit them in advance via email to email@example.com so they can be compiled for IDPH and SIUC.
Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Managing Behavioral Symptoms in Persons with Progressive Memory Loss
Presented by Sandy C. Burgener, Ph.D., RN., F.A.A.N.
Across care settings, persons with progressive memory loss can present with behavioral symptoms such as withdrawal, anxiety, wandering, or agitation. Many behavioral symptoms result from changes in the brain, and are not within the control of the person with memory loss, shifting the responsibility to effectively manage these behaviors to the primary care provider. While medications are often used as a primary treatment option, these medications often have high rates of adverse effects, resulting in poorer long-term outcomes. To facilitate positive long-term outcomes and decrease caregiver time and burden, caregiving approaches will be described to assist in effective management of behavioral symptoms, with these care approaches being well-supported through several decades of systematic research.
About the Speaker:
Having completed a Ph.D. in Nursing in 1989 and a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship focusing on gerontology and neurology at the University of Rochester in 1991, Dr. Burgener’s research and clinical practice have focused primarily on optimizing care for persons with dementia, including the development and testing of non-pharmacological therapies for older adults with progressive neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s Disease. Throughout the past 30 years, Dr. Burgener has completed a number of federally and privately funded studies, with some federal funding also supporting the development and dissemination of educational materials for long-term and assisted living settings to improve care outcomes of persons with memory loss. While serving at the University of Illinois College of Nursing, Dr. Burgener developed the Master’s program for Gerontological Nurse Practitioners, with the curriculum being taught over the 5 U. of I. campuses. Dr. Burgener has over 50 peer-reviewed published articles, one published book, and contributed chapters in a number of additional texts. Although retired from U of I, Dr. Burgener has an ongoing appointment as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the Southern Illinois University College of Medicine’s Center for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders, which provides her with both continuing research and clinical resources, while, at the national level, also continuing to serve as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health.
Breakout sessions: You must select ONE of the following breakout sessions in order to complete the registration process.
1) Optimizing Care Outcomes in Persons with Progressive Memory Loss through Positive Communication.
Presented by Sandy C. Burgener, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Since the 1970’s, clinical research has identified and supported the benefits of positive communication techniques when used with older adults, including persons with progressive memory loss. Positive communication approaches have been shown to decrease behavioral symptoms, improve care outcomes, and increase self-care and overall mood of the older adult care receiver. Evidence-based positive communication approaches will be described, including verbal and non-verbal caregiver behaviors that optimize care outcomes, while decreasing frustration and care requirements for care providers.
2) Liven up your labs!
Presented by Barbara Meinke, MA, MS, RN-BC , and Stacy Payne, R.N., Joyce Steber, BSN, RN
Tired of teaching lab the same old way? Want some new ideas to keep your students actively engaged during lab time? Need to improve your Cluster Scores? Let’s explore some innovative instructional strategies to revive up your lab time — for both you and your students. Join us on this journey.
3) How to prepare your students for the State Exam.
Presented by Tom Hovatter, Ph.D., and Julia Ross-Ringering, RN, BSN, MBA
Join Julia Ross Ringering, Education Coordinator, and Dr. Tom Hovatter as they discuss ways to prepare students for the State exam. They will also be discussing how the exam is constructed, test review ideas, and why the computer based testing is the best way to go.
4) Reducing Falls and Fall Related Injuries.
Presented by Marilyn Holt, PT MHS, GCS, CEEAA, Dir. Of Rehab Services
Want a refresher on why certain residents are at higher risk of falling? Learn How to help your students figure out how falls can be prevented. As nursing Assistants, they will need to work closely with nursing staff to utilize therapy, restorative and wellness in fall prevention. Join us to learn which particular interventions are most effective for preventing falls.
Continuing Education Credit
Lincoln Land Community College is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-357, 2/1/2019)
ANA-Illinois has designated ONA as the official approver of the continuing nursing education (CNE) providers and activities for Illinois.
Nurses: This CNE activity is being offered for 6.25 contact hours. Attendance during the entire seminar as well as a completed seminar evaluation and post-test is required from each participant for successful completion of this CNE activity.
This CNE activity is being presented without conflict of interest with regard to commercial bias or financial interest from products or services.
Preregistration is required. Due to seating limitations, no walk-ins are allowed for the conference.
Payment is due at the time of registration. After submitting this form please call 217.524.6749 with credit card information or mail a check payable to LLCC to 130 W. Mason St., Springfield, IL 62702.
Northfield Inn, Suites and Conference Center
For lodging reservations, please contact the hotel directly at (217) 523-7900. There are additional hotels conveniently located off Interstate 55 along Dirksen Parkway.
Capital City Training Center
130 West Mason, Springfield, IL 62702
Cheri Cox Hammer 217.557.7288