Course 11 - Ongoing Guided Care

This course integrates the individual components of Guided Care and provides a framework for organizing the day-to-day work of the Guided Care Nurse.  Learn practical tips for balancing the accrual of new patients while managing a growing caseload, and for prioritizing tasks when presented with a variety of patient needs.

Target Audience

Registered nurses and healthcare providers focusing on best practices in chronic disease management, case management, caregiver education and support, transitional care, and geriatric evaluation and management.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain when a GCN begins to provide ongoing GC to each new patient.
  • Identify the processes that constitute ongoing GC.
  • Discuss strategies and priorities for organizing ongoing GC.
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Jane Marks, RN, MS has over 21 years of experience in geriatric nursing.  She has served as the Associate Director to the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Education Center (GEC).  She coordinates a continence program for older adults with an emphasis on behavioral intervention and follows a group of patients through the primary care outpatient setting at GEC. Her other responsibilities in this position include coordinating numerous geriatric programs for healthcare professionals throughout the state of Maryland and working closely with nursing and medical students during their rotation through GEC.
She is actively involved in the National Gerontological Nurses Association at the state and national level.  In 2006, she received the award for outstanding advanced practice for gerontological nursing.  Ms. Marks has served as a Nurse Planner for gerontological nursing programs for the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing since 2007.


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