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Guided Care Nursing Online Course Sponsored by SeniorBridge


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Posted: 12/2/2009

The online Guided Care Nursing Course, offered by The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing (IJHN), is now sponsored by SeniorBridge, a professional services provider for individuals requiring care for chronic health conditions.  The $10,000 sponsorship will help support IJHN’s marketing and outreach of the course, which is focused on chronic disease management, caregiver education and support, transitional care, and geriatric evaluation.

“We’re proud of the online Guided Care Nursing Course and the impact it is already having on nursing practice in primary care settings,” said IJHN Executive Director Jane Shivnan, MscN, RN, AOCN. “This partnership will help us reach more nurses with the course.”

The six-week course, launched in June, is designed to improve patients’ quality of life and care, while improving the efficiency of treating the sickest and most complex patients.

Claudia Fine, LCSW, MPH, Executive Vice President and Chief Professional Officer of SeniorBridge, said, “The Guided Care Nursing Program is an invaluable tool to help nurses and other health care professionals develop care coordination skills. We were excited to be part of the beta testing of the online Guided Care Nursing Course and will promote this training for those interested in best practices in geriatric care.”

Jacqueline Morrison, RN, CMC, MA, SeniorBridge’s Senior Vice President of Clinical Services and Quality Management, added, “The online Guided Care Nursing course and certificate further enhances the RN’s knowledge in order to successfully coordinate the patient and family through the complex health care systems to achieve a positive outcome or transition.”
The Guided Care course brings together faculty and clinical experts from the schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health, as well as The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.  It has received several awards, most recently the 2009 Medical Economics Award for Innovation in Practice Improvement from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) and Medical Economics magazine.

SeniorBridge, a provider of long-term care at home, addresses the total well-being of clients and their families through a comprehensive program that includes assessment, planning, service coordination, advocacy, and direct care by a multidisciplinary team led by a professional geriatric care manager.