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American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses (AASCIN)

Geriatric Activities

Publications and Position Statements
Presentations, Workshops, and Seminars
Special Interest Groups
Education Modules, Programs, and Learning Tools
Awards

Publications and Position Statement

  • Dedicated an entire issue of SCI Nursing journal to the topic of aging, including an editorial on aging, three feature articles on aging, and two book reviews related to aging.
  • Premiered new Column in SCI Nursing "Aging with SCI." This column is one means of disseminating information regarding aging issues to our membership.
  • Published the "Try This" series in "pull out" format for members to be able to pull out and use as a desktop reference. This will be done in each subsequent publication.

Presentations, Workshops, and Seminars

  • Dedicated a portion of the 2002 annual AASCIN conference to the topic of aging with SCI, including a general assembly speaker on "The Aging Process and SCI."
  • Dedicated a portion of the 2005 Annual AASCIN Educational Conference to the topic of aging with SCI, including a general assembly speaker on "Delirium, Depression, and Dementia."
  • Aging Award was presented at the 2005 AASCIN Annual Conference.

Special Interest Groups

  • Established a formal geriatric special interest group (SIG) in 2002. The SIG meets at the annual AASCIN conference and identifies useful geriatric Web sites to link to from the AASCIN Web site.
  • The Geriatric Special Interest Group has evolved into a new AASCIN standing committee "Aging Issues Committee" which began meeting at the annual conference in September 2005.

Education Modules, Programs, and Learning Tools

  • Web Board implemented this winter to allow theme-based discussions among members.

Awards
Cathleen King is the Award Recipient for the SCI Nurse Competence in Aging Award and the $500 Geriatric Certification Scholarship.

Laureen G. Doloresco is the recipient of the award for the Best Article of the Year on Aging. 
 

For more information about AASCIN Geriatric Activities please contact: Carol Mills, BSN, RN, CRRN, MHSA
Email: MILLSC@trinity-health.org

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