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Erin Vigne, RN, MA

Erin Vigne Instructor Bio:
Erin Vigne, RN, MA, is a registered nurse, gerontologist, and certified health coach who has worked as an intervention nurse and research coordinator for the University of Maryland School of Nursing since 2011. As an intervention nurse working on a variety NIH-funded studies, she has worked in nursing homes and assisted living communities across Maryland. She has taught all levels of staff, as well as residents and their loved ones, about strategies to help older adults remain as functional and independent as possible and manage the challenging behaviors that often accompany dementia. Erin also writes weekly “email tidbits” for hundreds of study participants, which provide practical strategies and motivational tips to help participants achieve their goals. She enjoys health education, as well as public speaking on health and aging issues, and she loves spending time with older adults.

Erin Vigne's Continuing Education Courses

NA: Fall Risk Assessment and Prevention

NA: Fall Risk Assessment and Prevention

Video Runtime: 15 Minutes

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), approximately half of the 1.6 million nursing home residents in the United States fall each year. These falls may result in resident… Read Morearrow_right

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NA: Infection Prevention

NA: Infection Prevention

Video Runtime: 17 Minutes

Nursing assistants play a key role in preventing the spread of infection in long-term care facilities. According to the Centers for Disease Control, infections are a major cause of hospitalization… Read Morearrow_right

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NA: Workplace Safety and OSHA

NA: Workplace Safety and OSHA

Video Runtime: 18 Minutes

According to the US Department of Labor, in 2008 the nursing home industry injury and illness incident rate was almost three times the incident rate of industry as a whole. This course will identify… Read Morearrow_right

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