Archived webinars can be accessed on the Hartford Institute's e-learning center.

Oral Health of Older Adults in Acute Care Settings

Free Webinar

The oral health care of patients, especially elderly patients, in acute care or hospital settings is often overlooked.  Studies have shown that poor oral hygiene is prevalent among hospitalized older adults and it can result in difficulty eating, malnutrition, ventilator acquired pneumonia (VAP), and other complications. Integrating oral health into the nursing care plan and utilizing a collaborative care approach could reduce the incidence of these complications. This webinar discusses key oral health problems in acute care settings as well as interprofessional strategies to promote good oral hygiene in these settings.

Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs; The Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing

Mary Brennan, DNP, AGACNP-BC, ANP, RN, NYU
Clinical Associate Professor and Coordinator, Adult and Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Kathleen M Vollman MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Educator, Consultant

Alexander Ross Kerr, DDS, MSD
Clinical Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Halley Ruppel, MS, RN, CCRN
Senior Nurse Clinician, NYU Langone

Co-Sponsored by OHNEP, NICHE and HIGN

Awards 1 Nursing Contact

The NYU College of Nursing Center for Continuing Education in Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation



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Webinar Series


The Hartford Instiute for Geriatric Nursing has partnered with several organizations and experts to develop webinars for healthcare professionals in order to improve the care that older adults receive.  Please find the list of upcoming webinars in the left hand panel.   Recordings of all webinars will be archived on the Hartford Institute e-Learning center.  ACCESS ARCHIVED WEBINARS!

  HIGN/ NGNA Webinar Series

The webinars, presented by expert faculty from NGNA and HIGN, will present clinical topics relevant to improving the delivery of healthcare to older adults, covering topics such as patient- and family-centered care approach to delirium, fall prevention, medication management, and diabetes management.  Partners of HIGN and members of NGNA will be able to access these webinars and other resources developed by the Hartford Institute, including the Geronotological Nursing Certification Review Course and other online learning modules, at discounted rates. 

The New York University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Oral Health Webinar Series

This oral health webinar series was developed in partnership with the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice Initiative(OHNEP) and in collaboration wtih NICHE Nurses Improving Care for Healthsytem Elders. This new series will address and promote interprofessional oral health, and provide tools and education that healthcare professionals can use to improve the quality of oral healthcare that older adults receive. Each webinar, 1 hour in length, will provide nursing continuing education.

There will be four parts to this series. 

The Pivotal Role of Nurses in Assuring Quality and Person-Directed Care: A Webinar Series

in partnership with the Pioneer Network

All nursing homes have licensed nurses, but what makes their role unique and important? Are their roles to do tasks that nursing assistants usually cannot do such as administer medications and treatments? Have you ever considered the residents' professional nursing care needs and if they were being met? This webinar series introduces you to an evidence-based framework—a nursing practice model which includes person directed care principles-- that can be used to guide the organization and delivery of nursing care in long-term care settings. Using the nursing practice model as a framework, the webinar sessions will target current issues such as reduction of hospitalization and antipsychotic medications for residents living with dementia. The webinar series will conclude with how nurses and nursing assistants can best work together to provide person-centered care.


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