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TWU's Houston Center presents nursing lecture Oct. 26


HOUSTON — Preventing falls and fall-related injuries is the focus as Texas Woman’s University presents the Good Samaritan Foundation Fall Forum on Friday, Oct. 26.

The presentation, titled “Transforming Fall Prevention Practices,” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in the Houston Endowment Auditorium located at TWU’s Houston Center, 6700 Fannin St. in the Texas Medical Center.  The lecture and refreshments are free, and parking is provided with pre-registration.  For more information or to register, call (713) 794-2100 or email TWUNursingHouston@twu.edu by Oct. 15.

The annual event, underwritten by the Good Samaritan Foundation, is presented by TWU Houston’s Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Beta Houston.

TWU has applied for 3.0 CNE Type 1 contact hours from the Texas Nursing Association (TNA) for the event.  The TNA is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The featured speaker for the event is Patricia Quigley, PhD, RN, FAAN, deputy director of the Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla.  Her presentation will illustrate the relationship of complementary perspectives of evidence-based practice and will translate actionable elements of a fall prevention program. The lecture will examine fall prevention toolkits for adoption into practice.

Dr. Quigley is a research scientist as well as a clinical nurse specialist and a nurse practitioner in rehabilitation.  She has contributed to patient safety and rehabilitation on a national level with an emphasis on clinical practice innovations designed to promote independence and safety in those patients with limited mobility.  She has led an interdisciplinary clinical team in the development of evidence-based assessment tools and clinical guidelines related to assessing veterans’ risk for falls and fall-related injuries across multiple medical centers.  She provides ongoing consultation to nursing staff, quality management and patient safety coordinators for management of complex patients at risk for falls.

With more than 12,000 alumni and more than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in Denton, Dallas and Houston, TWU has the largest college of nursing in Texas and produces more new nurses than any other program in the state.  TWU’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center is the only institution at the Texas Medical Center that educates the complete group of disciplines associated with the called-for team approach in patient care.

For more information, visit www.twu.edu.






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