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LTC Dedication Unit

Dissemination

Publications

Melillo, K.D., Abdallah, L., Dodge, L., Prendergast, N., Rathbone, A., Remington, R., Shellman, J. & Thornton, C. (2014).  Feasibility of developing a Dedicated Education Unit in long-term care:  Results of a pilot study.  Geriatric Nursing, 35(4), 264-271.

Prendergast, N. & Melillo, K.D. (2013).  Learn while you work:  A skilled nursing center joins forces with a nursing school to create an academic-practice partnership.  Provider Long Term & Post-Acute Care, August 2013, 37-39. 
Available at http://www.providermagazine.com/archives/2013_Archives/Pages/0813/Learn-While-You-Work.aspx


Poster Presentations

Shellman, J., Melillo, K.D., Abdallah, L., Dodge, L., Dowling, J., Prendergast, N., Remington, R., Rathbone, A., & Thornton, C., Evaluation of a DEU in LTC (poster presentation).  Ontario Long-term Care Association-sponsored LTC Applied Research Education Day, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, February 13, 2013.  Presenter – K.D. Melillo.  Poster Presentation/Conference Proceedings.

Abdallah, L., Dodge, l., Dowling, J., Prendergast, N., Rathbone, A., Remington, R., Shellman, J., Thornton, C., & Melillo, K.D., LTC Dedicated Education Unit:  Evaluation of an Innovative Clinical Education Model. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Charting New Frontiers in Aging, San Diego, CA, November 14-18, 2012.  Poster Presentation.  Abstract on CD-ROM.

Abdallah, L., Dodge, L., Dowling, J., Prendergast, N., Rathbone, A., Remington, R., Shellman, J., Thornton, C. & Melillo, K.D., Dedicated Education Unit in Long-term Care:  UMass Lowell and D’Youville Center for Advanced Therapy Partnership for Transitional Care – Development, Implementation and Evaluation of an Innovative Clinical Education Model. St. Anselm College 20th Annual Conference for Nurse Educators and Clinicians:  Partners in Developing Tomorrow’s Nurse; Resort and Conference Center, Hyannis, MA, May 30-June 1, 2012.

Conference

Innovation in Clinical Education:  Dedicated Education Unit Model in Long Term Care Conference, UMass Lowell Department of Nursing and D’Youville Life and Wellness Community, Center for Advanced Therapy, UMass Inn and Conference Center, Lowell, MA, August 16, 2012.

Media

Betsy Taylor (Journalist), “School, skilled nursing center teach students geriatric nursing skills”, Catholic Health World, February 15, 2014, Volume 30(3), periodical publication of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, regarding LTC DEU in partnership of UMass Lowell School of Nursing with D’Youville Life and Wellness Community, Lowell, MA.


Mass. Department of Higher Education, Nursing and Allied Health Initiative, "Enhancing Faculty, Student, and Staff Education and Opportunities in LTC", Executive Summary, Final Report, Appendices.
Available at http://www.mass.edu/currentinit/NiPastGrants.asp