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El Camino Hospital Elder Summit

The Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Program hosted an Elder Summit at El Camino Hospital. Thank you to all who joined us on Friday, May 30, 2014.

The Elder Summit aimed to empower both clinicians and community members to improve the well-being of seniors. This was an all-day resource fair open to the community and clinicians.

This free event included lectures, demonstrations and information.

Topics and events included:

  • A Tai Chi interactive demonstration
  • Behavioral symptoms of dementia
  • Palliative care and hospice
  • Prevention and treatment of stroke
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Ask-a-pharmacist with Jocelyn Reynoso - 9:00 a.m. - Noon
  • A balance check with Beverly Roden - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Aging Sensitivity - Activity 
  • Community resources

Clinician CME

This event included CE approved from the California Board of Registered Nursing.






8:00 - 9:00 am
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

This is an evidenced-based falls prevention program for older adults int he community. Tai Chi has been shown to reduce falls and the fear of falling by about 50%.

Presented by Ken MacKay, MD
Certified Instructor of Tai Chi

Image of PDF icon - click to download this documentTai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Implementation™ Plan- Presentation Handout

9:30 - 10:30 am
Identification and Management of Behavioral Symptoms in Individuals with Dementia Syndrome (CE)

a) Describe behavioral techniques for patients with dementia syndrome
b) List medications to avoid for patients with behavioral symptoms of dementia
c) Identify behavioral and psychological symptoms

Presented by Gary W. Steinke, MD
Associate Chief, Geriatrics 
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Download the presentation handout:

Image of PDF icon - click to download this documentManagement of the Behavioral and Psychological symptoms of Dementia - Presentation Handout

11:00 - 12:00 pm
Understanding Palliative Care, Hospice Care and End of Life Issues (CE)

a) Define Palliative Care
b) Discuss Comfort Care
c) Describe Advanced Healthcare Directives

Presented by Monica Wooldrige NP-C, FNP-BC, ACHPN
Manager/Nurse Practitioner of Palliative Care Program

Download the presentation handout:

Image of PDF icon - click to download this documentUnderstanding Palliative Care, Hospice Care and End of Life Issues (CE) - Presentation Handout

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Prevention and Treatment of Stroke (CE)

a) Recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke
b) Describe the cause of stroke
c) Discuss current treatments of stroke

Presented by Peter Fung, MD, MS, FACP, FAAN, FAHA
Medical Direction of Stroke Program

Download the presentation handout:

Image of PDF icon - click to download this documentTreatment and Prevention of Stroke - Presentation Handout

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Below the Belt - Understanding and Treating Incontinence (CE)

a) Understand the different types of incontinence
b) Understand "reversible" factors of treating incontinence
c)Understand treatment options

Presented by Bonnie Gebhart, MBA, BSN, CCN, RN-BC
Pelvic/GYN Health Program Coordinator

Image of PDF icon - click to download this documentUrinary Incontinence - Presentation Handout

El Camino Hospital Mountain View campus is a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) hospital.

NICHE is the leading and largest national geriatric nurse driven program designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. As part of the NICHE Program, El Camino Hospital Mountain View has a nurse practitioner whose focus is to improve the care provided to the older adult. Learn more on the NICHE website.