Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Gerontological Task Force Stakeholder Workshop

Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 09:00-12:00
$50 | $75 with afternoon session

The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN), in conjunction with nurse educators from across Canada, is working to develop entry-to-practice competencies on gerontological nursing for undergraduate education. The purpose of this workshop is to gather consultation on the draft competencies from a wider stakeholder audience. Working in small groups, participants will have the opportunity to give feedback on the competencies, and will provide their expertise in this area to support the preparation of future nurses.

Nurse educators with experience teaching gerontology or caring for older adults in practice, as well as nurses who would like to give input on the core elements of this specialty area are encouraged to attend. It is important for nurses who will be shaping future healthcare for older adults to have input from nurses currently in all realms of Canadian healthcare.   


Lauren Shute
Cynthia Baker

Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing

Differentiating between the “three D’s”: Applying RNAO’s new edition best practice guideline on delirium, dementia and depression to real world scenarios

Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 13:00-16:00
$50 | $75 with morning session

In this pre-conference workshop, nurses will uncover the differences and similarities between the “three Ds” and locate specific tools and resources from RNAO’s new edition best practice guideline (BPG) that will assist them in daily practice. Key recommendations from the evidence-based BPG will be highlighted and participants will identify alignment opportunities for current practice with the best evidence on the topic. Participants will have the opportunity to apply principles from the guideline to case studies as well as engage with and ask questions of three facilitators who participated in the development of the guideline and implementation support materials.

Workshop Facilitators:

Susan McNeill, RN, MPH, Guideline Development Lead
Lori Schindel Martin, RN,PHD,  Guideline Co-Chair
Laura Wilding, RN, BScN, MHS, ENC(C), Guideline Expert Panel Member