The College of Health and Human Services School of Nursing will host the second annual Distinguished Nursing Lectureship Conference: “Health Care Reform: The Future of Nursing -- Leading Change, Advancing Health” from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, at UNC Charlotte Center City.
The conference will include the presentation of the Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award; networking opportunities with nurses, health educators and community health leaders; and a keynote address by Courtney Lyder, dean of the University of California Los Angeles School of Nursing, professor of nursing, medicine and public health; executive director, UCLA Patient Safety Institute; and assistant director of the UCLA Health System.
Lyder is an international expert in gerontology. His clinical research has focused on chronic care issues affecting older adults. More specifically, he has focused his attention to pressure ulcer prevention, identifying erythema in darkly pigmented skin, wound healing, quality improvement in skilled nursing facilities and elder patient safety. His research helped shaped the U.S. government’s position on surveying their 16,000 skilled nursing facilities. Most recently, Lyder served as the lead investigator for pressure ulcer incidence and prevalence in U.S. hospitals. This work assisted the U.S. government’s decision to stop paying for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.