June 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Michelle Lauckner, RN, BA, RAC-CT, IP-BC
(701) 852-4231

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WebEx: Sleep Hygiene/Falls – Part II
Thursday, June 8, 2017
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CT
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. MT

Presentation Handout
Restorative Sleep Vitality Program Checklist
Empira’s Reference List for Restorative Sleep Vitality

A good night of undisturbed sleep is one of the most important services we can give our residents. By eliminating or minimizing night-time interruptions, we can encourage more of the restorative sleep our residents need to maintain and enhance their quality of life. This presentation will provide practical strategies to prevent falls through uninterrupted sleep.


As a result of attending, participants will be able to:
1.    Discuss the etiology of sleep and wake and its effect on health, disease and illness
2.    Explain the top 10 disturbances that contribute to the residents’ lack of good sleep hygiene and overall wellness
3.    Identify operational actions and interventions long-term care providers can do to prevent sleep disturbances

Target Audience

This webinar is designed for nurses and other nursing home staff.

Presenter: Sue Ann Guildermann, RN, BA, MA
Sue Ann has over 40 years of experience providing education, leadership and consultation to non-profit and for-profit long-term care organizations. She is a RN with a BA and MA in communication and adult education. She currently designs and produces educational seminars and conferences for Empira, a consortium of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in Minnesota. For the last eight years, she has created educational programs for management and direct line staff to assist in the implementation of two consecutive, three-year, national and state quality improvement grants to reduce residents’ falls and improve the quality of sleep. In January 2012, Empira’s Fall Prevention program was awarded the MN Commissioner of Human Services Circle of Excellence Award for “contributions to the well-being of human services clients.” She has taught at the University of Minnesota in the School of Public Health and received the Chairperson’s Award from the Care Providers Association of Minnesota “in recognition of her outstanding leadership in educational programming.”

If you have trouble accessing the meeting, call the Ventech Helpline at 571-598-1988

Brought to you by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the QIN-QIO serving Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota in partnership with the QIN-QIOs serving Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.