7:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 am – 8:00 am
7:00 am – 10:00 pm
8:00 am – 9:15 am
Presentation of the AMSN Anthony J. Jannetti Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Health Care
Marianne Baernholdt, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
This session focuses on nurses’ contributions to health care quality using more than a decade of research, examining factors that influence the rural nurse’s ability to practice quality care and examples from the literature. Approaches for how nurses, administrators, and organizations can work together to improve quality are also discussed.
9:15 am – 11:15 am
Exhibit Hall Open
11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions (111-114)
Angelica Ahonen, DNP, RN, CMSRN, NE-BC
The development of a consistent, safe, and efficient electronic handoff tool is critical to promote relevant and timely communication among health care providers in the care of patients.
Kathleen Burns, DNP, APRN, ACCNS-AG, ACNS-BC, CEN
Med-surg nurses need to be knowledgeable about factors that increase stroke risk, able to identify signs of stroke, proficient in assessing patients with new onset of stroke-like symptoms, informed about stroke mimics, and aware of the need for timely diagnosis and treatment.
Tyler Traister, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, OCN, CTN-A
Review the findings of a research study to assess the knowledge and attitudes of registered nurses about LGBTQ people. In addition, a newly designed educational intervention on nurses’ knowledge and attitudes will be discussed.
Dottie Roberts, EdD, MSN, MACI, RN, OCNS-C,CMSRN, CNE
Review the basics of writing for publication and identify appropriate resources to support the process.
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Pick Up Box Lunch
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Concurrent Sessions (121 - 124)
Barbara Potts, MS, MEd, RN, APRN-CNS, ACCNS-AG; Laura Droll, MS, RN, NE-BC; Cailtin Wears, BSN, RN-BC; Laura Buzenski, BSN, RN-BC
Explore one institution’s development of an updated care delivery model using budgeted allocated resources to optimize patient safety, patient satisfaction, and staff engagement.
Cynthia Rothenberger, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC
Gain an update on current issues in women’s health, with a focus on implications for care in a med-surg setting.
Pamela Garrett, MN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CMSRN
Non-invasive mask ventilation with CPAP, BiPAP, and NPPV machines is becoming increasingly common in the hospital and home. Med-surg nurses and case managers need to be knowledgeable about the options available in non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV), how NPPV benefits the patient, and the essential elements of patient education regarding NPPV.
Sally Russell, MN, BSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE
The medical-surgical patient is often at risk for acute kidney failure as well as chronic kidney disease. We will begin with the risk factors and the lab values of importance: Cr, BUN, and GFR. The focus will then be about planning care for patients experiencing AKF or CKD.
1:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Exhibit Hall Open/Beverage Break
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Concurrent Sessions (131-134)
Rebekah Powers, DN, RN-BC, CMSRN, CSPHA, CHTSCP; Stephanie Wooten, BSN, RN; Byron Koonce, RN
Discuss the development by a 300-bed county hospital of an effective nurse peer review committee of bedside nurses who are willing to evaluate the practice of other professional nurses.
Kristie Zappas, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Describe the challenges related to the appropriate diagnosis of infections in medical-surgical patients.
Margaret Ecklund, MS, RN, CCRN-K, ACNP-BC
Gain an overview of pressure injury risk assessment, tools for implementation, and practical strategies for team engagement.
Virginia Hallenbeck, DNP, RN, CMSRN, ACNS-BC
Med-surg nurses need to be well-informed about complementary and alternative therapies. The discussion will include the therapies that have the most potential to help patients, as well as the ones that could be harmful.