The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative (GPNC) aims to improve nursing care of older people and better serve their mental health needs by creating and disseminating standard competencies and curricula in geropsychiatric nursing. Project leaders have used various strategic methods to widely disseminate their competencies and resources. In addition to numerous publications, presentations, and live Webinars, they have posted over 40 geropyschiatric tools on the Portal of Online Geriatric Education (POGOe). POGOe is a free public repository of a growing collection of geriatric educational materials in various formats, and aims to promote geriatric education through the provision and encouragement of free exchange of teaching and assessment materials that support the fields of geriatrics and gerontology. In partnering with the POGOe, the GPNC has contributed an impressive amount of curricular material on the site as a way for nurse educators to infuse geropsych content into their courses.
In order to more easily access these materials, Melissa Aselage, PhD, RN-BC, FNP-BC, curriculum consultant for the GPNC and a Hartford BAGNC Scholar/Claire M. Fagin Fellow, developed a tutorial video designed to help users access the Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements and Associated Resources located on the site. This tutorial advises users on how to set up a POGOe account and how to easily navigate the four domains by which all of the geropsychiatric nursing resources are ordered: Assessment, Management, Approach to Older Adults, Roles.
The geropsychiatric product series on POGOe has been top-ranked among all content on the site. We are excited to share this tutorial video as a way to promote the work of the John A. Hartford Foundation Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative and the Portal of Geriatric Online Education. We encourage you to explore, utilize, and share the geropsych content and all geriatric education content on the POGOe.