Call for Authors
GENE Online Course Revision
The Institute for Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention invites you to participate as a contributing author in the revision of the Emergency Nurses Association online GENE course. The growth in the number and proportions of older patients being seen in emergency departments has never been experienced before in the United States. The development of chronic disease and the sudden appearance of urgent events in this patient population is bringing record numbers of elderly patients to emergency departments annually. The need for emergency nurses to have the specialized knowledge vital in providing safe and effective care for elder patients is recognized. If you have subject matter expertise in the care of older patients, consider sharing your expertise in the subject by becoming a contributing author for the revision of the GENE course.
Contributing authors are expected to be licensed registered nurses with a nursing degree and extensive professional experience in the care of the older adult. Excellent writing skills and strong interpersonal communication is expected. All authors will need to commit to required deadlines and be able to work independently on specific areas. You will be acknowledged as a section author in the online course. Individuals interested in becoming an author for the GENE course must submit an application by October 5, 2011. All authors must be willing to participate in a 1-2 hours conference call on format, protocols, and deadlines. An application form can be found here
The course will consist of twelve sections. Sections can be reviewed here. All sections will be submitted for continuing education credit. A standard section length is approximately 60-90 minutes and should cover the content identified for that section. All content sections must include 3-5 CURRENT references. Content must be submitted electronically in the required format. The format will be sent to all potential authors who submit an application and will be presented in an author briefing session that will be held in October, 2011.
For questions email IQSIP@ena.org or contact IQSIP at 847-460-4112