1-Day Workshop

The Nurse’s Guide to Person-Centered Care

Contact Info:

Marsha Poulsen


[email protected]



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Workshops start promptly at 8:30 AM

  and end at 3:30 PM.

Lunch/Snacks included.

Sleeping, waking, bathing --

we want to live according to our own

daily life rhythms.


This workshop is designed for nurses who believe that residents should be able to continue to direct their own lives while living in a nursing home.  You will learn how to successfully change nursing systems such as medication administration and bathing to a resident-directed model, and discover how these changes will benefit not only residents, but those providing care.



To prepare nurses to be effective leaders in a Culture Change community



At the conclusion of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the evolution of nursing homes from the early 1900”s to the present.

  2. List at least three competencies a nurse should have to be effective in a culture change community.

  3. Describe a model for developing resident care systems based on the resident’s usual routine.

  4. Identify three ways the bathing experience for residents could be improved.

  5. Provide examples of methods that care team members could use to promote the sleep of residents.

  6. List three ways that the nurse can promote a positive dining experience for residents.

  7. Write an example of a resident directed care plan


See the agenda here


This workshop session will be led by GLORIA BLACKMON, BSN, RN-BC, DNS-CT

Gloria’s expertise and leadership skills have frequently been called on for leading communities into health, compliance, and stability, with a focus on resident-centered care. She has held Director of Nursing positions since the early 90’s. Within the past five years, through an interdisciplinary team, she managed the educational process, interview and hiring of staff, orientation for staff and residents; implemented empowered self-scheduling and decreased psychotropic medication use; and led the transition to a Household Model addition of six skilled nursing households of 14 residents each.

Gloria also formed her own business Blackmon & Associates, Medical-Legal Consulting, providing Legal Nurse Consultant services to law firms and insurance companies. Her list of publications is long, and she has made presentations to nursing facilities, colleges and professional organizations regarding long term care and risk management.



1. This activity has been approved by WNA CEAP for 6 contact hours.  Wisconsin Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Contact hours will be awarded at conclusion of day to attendees who miss no more than 10 min. of session and complete evaluation form.

2. This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 6 clock hours and 6 participant hours. 


Cost: $120 per person or $99 each if two or more from the same facility.

Action Pact has determined that no conflict of interest exists for any of the developers or the presenter of this educational activity.

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