Webinar Date: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Course CE Credits: 
1 Nursing Contact Hour
Course Format: 
Recorded Webinar
Course Description: 

This webinar explores the impact of transitions in care on older adults’ health and well-being. Recognition of care transitions and factors that contribute to negative and positive outcomes in older adults will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on evidence-based resources, tools and interventions that promote positive outcomes. Guidelines for managing relocation to a new home, a specific type of transition, will also be highlighted.

Course Learning Objectives: 

After viewing this webinar the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize common care transitions that occur in the practice setting where employed
  • Discuss factors leading to negative and positive outcomes related to care transitions
  • Identify evidence-based resources and tools related to care transitions
  • Describe key components of interventions that promote positive outcomes related to care transitions
  • Compare and contrast relocation to a new home to other types of care transitions
Course Disclaimer: 

The presenter has no conflict of interest. This activity has no commercial support or sponsorship.

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.

Author: Judith E. (Judi) Hertz, PhD, RN, FNGNA, FAAN,
Professor, Director of Nursing Graduate Studies School of Nursing and Health Studies Northern Illinois University

Judith E. (Judi) Hertz, PhD, RN, FNGNA, FAAN, has been a faculty member at Northern Illinois University since August 2000. Currently, she is Professor, Director of Nursing Graduate Studies, a Gerontology Faculty Associate and Graduate Faculty Member with SENIOR Membership status. Over the past four decades, she has held professional nursing positions in clinical settings across the spectrum of care for older adults and in a variety of educational programs. 

Dr. Hertz has been active in the National Gerontological Nursing Association NGNA since becoming a member in 2002. As 2007-2009 President of NGNA, she had the opportunity to promote and represent Gerontological Nursing in many venues. She believes that the most important, and also most challenging aspect of leadership in Gerontological Nursing is finding the best methods for attracting new nurses into the specialty. 

Dr. Hertz's scholarship has focused on health promotion in older adults through support of their sense of autonomy. In addition, she also has researched, published, and presented on general issues related to care of older adults. She led a team of colleagues in developing and updating an evidence-based practice guideline on managing relocation in older adults. The guideline was published by the University of Iowa College of Nursing's Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence. This guideline focuses on a specific transition in older adults. 

During the past five years, Dr. Hertz has been honored for her work locally, statewide, and nationally. She has received awards for her service, research and education.
In 2008, she was recognized for her contributions and became a Fellow in the National Gerontological Nursing Association AND IN 2012 was inducted in the American Academy of Nursing.