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Jennifer Serafin

RN, BSN, MS, GNP-BC, GS-C

Jennifer Serafin graduated from the University of Maryland with a BSN in 1995 and received her MS in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco in June 1999. She has been a certified Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner for almost 20 years. She has experience working with older adults in long-term care/SNF settings and assisted living facilities, as well as in their homes. She currently works for Kaiser Permanente in South San Francisco, California, in the Home-Based Palliative Care program.

Jennifer is an assistant clinical professor for the Department of Physiological Nursing at UCSF. She is active with her state NP association (CANP), where she has served in multiple roles on her local board. She is very active in her local and national chapters of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA). She is the current chair of the GAPNA Foundation Board of Directors, which awards grants for research and clinical projects. She has also served on the GAPNA Certification Task Force, which has created the Gerontological Specialist Certification Exam for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) as of 2018.

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NA: Person-Centered Care in Your Facility

Presented by Jennifer Serafin, RN, BSN, MS, GNP-BC, GS-C

NA: Person-Centered Care in Your Facility

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Video Runtime: 17 Minutes

This course will explore the subject of person-centered care. In this practice model, care providers seek to understand and address their resident's individual needs despite cognitive and/or functional issues. The goals of person-centered care focus on residents as individuals, in order to avoid assumptions about residents' needs.

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NA: Care of a Resident With a Chronic Psychiatric Disorder

Presented by Jennifer Serafin, RN, BSN, MS, GNP-BC, GS-C

NA: Care of a Resident With a Chronic Psychiatric Disorder

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Video Runtime: 18 Minutes

This course will explore the subject of caring for patients with chronic psychiatric disorders. The major psychiatric conditions that are common in LTC facilities will be explored. The course will also discuss the symptoms common to each disorder and what the nursing assistant can expect when working with residents presenting with psychiatric disorders, as well as techniques for de-escalation when a resident is experiencing a psychiatric crisis.

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NA: Sexuality in Long-Term Care Facilities

Presented by Jennifer Serafin, RN, BSN, MS, GNP-BC, GS-C

NA: Sexuality in Long-Term Care Facilities

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Video Runtime: 14 Minutes

This course will explore sexuality in the nursing home. The subject of consent for sexual expression will be explored. The concept of consent will be discussed, including how to know if a resident has the ability to consent. Nursing assistants will learn ways of ensuring resident, staff, and personal safety from inappropriate sexual behavior. This course will also present strategies for how to intervene when residents are exhibiting inappropriate sexual behavior with each other or making inappropriate sexual advances toward nursing assistants.

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