Great Plains QIN Huddle: Decisional Making Capacity [Geriatric and Age Friendly Care TeleEcho]
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm


The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion on how each topic relates to the 4Ms framework and how to incorporate into your area of practice. We will answer questions and offer assistance and resources. The Great Plains QIN Huddles are scheduled the third Tuesday of the month from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care. The Geriatric and Age-Friendly TeleECHO offers:

  • Free educational credits for healthcare professionals
  • Collaboration, support and ongoing learning with subject-matter experts and healthcare staff
  • New ways to support patients in their home community

Learn more about the University of North Dakota’s Project TeleECHO – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care offering, including topic overviews and continuing education

All sessions will be recorded. Healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota are invited and encouraged to attend.

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Upcoming Schedule of Events [schedule is subject to change]

November 10, 2020 – Decisional Making Capacity
November 17, 2020 – Great Plains QIN Huddle 

** The Geriatric TeleEcho Sessions are offered the second Tuesday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT [Registration Required]
** The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network huddles are offered the third Tuesday of each month from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. CT

The 4Ms Framework
The 4Ms Framework is an evidence-based model that Great Plains Quality Innovation Network will be using for our Great Plains Quality Care Coalition. The model focuses on four key elements What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility.Learn about the key components of the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Framework.

Webinar: Advance Care Planning – It Always Seems Too Early Until It Is Too Late
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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What is the most important conversation that we should be having, but avoid at all cost? It is the conversation about how we want to live until the last day of our life, part of the advance care planning process. In this COVID pandemic, more people are facing their mortality and recognizing the value of these most critical conversations. Have you had the conversation?

• Identify three measures to bring awareness of Advance Care Planning (ACP) to your facility.
• Describe two action steps to educate colleagues about ACP conversations.
• Differentiate two distinctions between a healthcare directive and a POLST/MOST form.

Challenge: Plan and have your own conversations about your choices, values and wishes.

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Nancy JoynerPresenter 
Nancy Joyner, RN, MS, APRN-CNS, ACHPN®
President, Honoring Choices® North Dakota

Nancy Joyner is a nationally recognized consultant, speaker, educator and author. She is a self-employed Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist. Nancy has gained extensive experience in serious illness, frailty, and end of life over 40 years of nursing, with 15 years as an advanced practice nurse in palliative care across the lifespan from neonatal care to the elderly. She has been the subject matter expert for palliative care for UND’s Center for Rural Health’s Rural Community-Based Palliative Care project. Nancy is an approved educator for the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and a certified First Steps ACP Facilitator Instructor. She is a nationally trained POLST trainer who has written and published on the topic of advance care planning & POLST. Nancy is currently president of Honoring Choices® North Dakota and North Dakota’s POLST Program Coordinator.