About the Conference
This conference is designed for professional nurses and care providers involved in the care of gerontological patients or interested in gerontological nurse certification.
This conference will support the professionalism of care providers who work with elderly people in their service lines. In addition, this conference will offer specific education that can be used in applying for or renewal of the Gerontological Nurse Certification. Attendees will learn skills and knowledge for addressing the unique care of older adults.
Application has been made for continuing nursing education through the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Application has also been made for social workers and nursing home administrators. Please call Vonda Reed, Avera events coordinator, at (605) 322-4645 for more information.
8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Opening Prayer and Welcome: Deb Paauw, RN, BSN, MS, NE-BC,, RN; Director of Clinical Quality, Avera
9:10 a.m. Understanding and Caring for Individuals with Dementia: Sarah Kneisler, RMT/NHA
10:10 a.m. Nutrition Break
10:30 a.m. Pharmacological and Non-pharmacological Interventions: Matt Malone, DO, Avera Medical Group University Psychiatry Sioux Falls
11:30 p.m. Grandma Stole My IPad!: Jack York, Founder, It’s Never 2 Late: Dignity Through Technology
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 a.m. Education Sessions
Put the Drugs Down and Turn the Music Up: How Technology can positively impact the lives of people living with dementia: Jack York
Creating a Culture of Safety: Sarah Kneisler
2:30 p.m. Dessert Break
2:45 p.m. Positive Stress Responding: Patricia Lindemann, MS, LPC, Outpatient Therapist, Avera McKennan Behavioral Health Outpatient Services
3:45 p.m. Evaluation and Conclusion