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March 2017 E-newsletter

 

 

 

 
 

 

Lunder-Dineen Annual Report

Our annual report highlights the progress and partnerships we made with our educational initiatives in 2016. Click here to download a digital copy of our 2016 annual report. If you are interested in receiving a printed copy of our annual report, please email info@lunderdineen.org 

 
 

Nursing Preceptor Education Program Re-Launches

To support nursing leadership, Lunder-Dineen in collaboration with a statewide team of nurse leaders, developed and launched the Maine Nursing Preceptor Education Program. Since the program launched in 2015, more than 300 nurses, from over 50 organizations in Maine have completed the program.  

The 2017 program launched statewide earlier this month with 200 nurses participating.  We are fortunate to be partnering with the University of New England, Biddeford and University of Maine, Orono as sites for the live workshop component of the program this year.  Additionally, we are pleased to be awarding program graduates a Nurse Preceptor pin (pictured above).  We look forward to working with the Nursing Preceptor Advisory Team, 2017 Faculty and Presenters, and our newest cohort of learners this spring.  

 

March 2017
 

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WHAT'S INSIDE:

Lunder-Dineen Annual Report

Nursing Preceptor Program

LD in the Community

Alcohol Awareness Month

Where we've been

Download our 2015 annual report

 
 

OMNE Nursing Summit March 2017

Lunder-Dineen was honored to participate in the OMNE 16th Annual Nursing Summit in Augusta, Maine on March 22, 2017.  We are grateful to Nursing Preceptor Advisory Team members Michael Nozdrovicky, DNP, 
RN, NEA-BC, Southern Maine Community College and Betsy Corrigan, MSN, RN, Mount Desert Island Hospital for joining us for the poster presentation portion of the summit.

 
 

Maine Osteopathic Association Mid-Winter Symposium

Lunder-Dineen was happy to be a sponsor and presenter at the Maine Osteopathic Association Mid-Winter Symposium on February 11, 2017 in Portland, Maine. Time to Ask Advisory Team members, Noah Nesin MD, FAAFP and Lindsey Smith, PhD, MSW, presented "Can a Meaningful Patient Conversation About Alcohol Use Really Advance Compassionate and Outcome Based Patient Care?" We are grateful to the Maine Osteopathic Association and Dr. Nesin and Dr. Smith for their time, expertise, and partnership in raising awareness about unhealthy alcohol use through meaningful conversations with patients in primary care settings. To learn more about our work, please check out: https://lunderdineen.org/alcohol-use-time-ask

 
 

Do you know that April is Alcohol Awareness Month?

Most of us may know very little about how alcohol affects our health.  Alcohol Awareness Month is a time to increase everyone’s awareness and knowledge of alcohol use and risks, treatment options and recovery. In doing so, we can consider the impact of unhealthy use on people of all ages and take steps to reduce it. When we get informed, we can help ourselves and others make healthy choices.

Research tells us that most health care professionals receive little education on alcohol use. It is a critical need, since 30% to 60% of all hospital visits in Maine and 30% to 40% of primary care visits are alcohol-related*. To help fill this gap, Lunder-Dineen is developing an educational quality improvement program called Time to Ask. The education is intended for primary care physicians and all health professionals on their teams.  Our aim is to help these teams become more comfortable and confident talking to patients routinely about alcohol use and its impact on overall health. The program also assists the practices to ensure they successfully adopt this change.

Do your part during Alcohol Awareness Month! Watch and share a series of short videos on the impacts of unhealthy alcohol use. Learn more at https://lunderdineen.org/alcohol-use-time-ask.

*Mark Publicker, MD, FASAM, Addiction Medicine Specialist, short-segment videos on the impacts of unhealthy alcohol use: https://lunderdineen.org/more-impacts-unhealthy-alcohol-use

 
 

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To learn more about Lunder-Dineen and our free education offerings, visit lunderdineen.org.

To collaborate with us on education, contact Denise O'Connell, Senior Program Manager, 207.805.7709 or denise@lunderdineen.org.