7:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 am – 8:00 am
7:00 am – 10:00 pm
8:00 am – 9:30 am
9:30 am – 9:45 am
9:45 am – 11:00 am
Concurrent Sessions (211-215)
Mary Rich, DNP, MAS, RN, NE-BC, CCRN; Tracy Vitale, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NE-BC; Mary Jo Loughlin, MAS, BSN, RN, NE-BC
The Institute of Medicine acknowledged the need for structured mentorship programs supporting development of nurse leaders across the care continuum. This session will examine the innovative journey of the Organization of Nurse Leaders of NJ to implement an award-winning nurse leader mentorship program.
Barbara Levin, BSN, RN, CMSRN, ONC, LNCC
Explore the case study of a patient who expired following a cervical spine fusion. The presenter will discuss the etiology of the patient’s condition/symptoms along with information about the legal process regarding this patient (specifically nursing documentation).
There Is No “I” in Team, But There Is “Me”: The Impact of Social Capital on the Severity of Second Victim Syndrome in Registered Nurses
Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN
This session will demonstrate the important role that social support, at all levels of an organization, plays in the severity of second victim syndrome experienced by registered nurses. It will address the critical role an institution’s social network plays in a nurse’s ability to recover from second victim syndrome.
Tamara Mitchell, MSN, RN
Explore the success in using a interprofessional team approach to address the medical and behavioral needs of a specific patient population with complex psychosocial comorbidities.
Bonnie Macius, BSN, CPHRM, ARM
Gain insight into how clinical risk management can mitigate potential professional liability issues for medical-surgical nurses. Discussion will include how medical-surgical nurses can best identify, assess, control, and resolve claims of negligence in consideration of the nursing process.
11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions (221-225)
Amanda Kidd, MSN, RN, ACNPC-AG, NEA-BC, CCRN-K
This session will provide innovative, focused discussion on intrinsic accountability, coupled with benefits of technology, and show how to improve and sustain outcomes, while supporting a cultural shift. This is possible with shared decision-making, clearly defined roles and expectations, motivation, and a patient-centered approach.
Public Health Pests and Nursing Nightmares: Practical Strategies for Managing Bed Bugs and Other Creepy Crawlies
Patrick Burke, MPH, CIC
Med-surg nurses come into contact with pests of public health importance such as bed bugs, scabies, and lice. This presentation will dispel some myths and discuss practical strategies for managing patients who bring these pests along for their hospital stay.
Susan Hopkinson, PhD, MSN, RN-BC
This session will describe the ethnography conducted on a nursing unit and the findings of how the culture contributes to interruptions on a medical unit.
Sally Russell, MN, BSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE
Male health issues, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia, testicular cancer, and prostatic cancer will be our topics of discussion during this session. Focus will be on etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, early detection, and treatment.
Lorie Brown, JD, MN, RN
Nurses will learn how to protect their most valuable asset, their license, by using an acronym called GIFTS. When nurses use their GIFTS, they are able to improve patient care while legally protecting their license.
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch on Your Own
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions (241-245)
Margaret Ecklund, MS, RN, CCRN-K, ACNP-BC; Lori Dambaugh, DNP, CNS, RN
A presentation and analysis of evidence-based tools and current research utilized for complex discharges and reductions in readmissions will be shared, along with a discussion of the nursing roles in relation to complex discharge planning.
Michael Urton, DNP, APRN, AGCNS-BC
Understanding the current opioid epidemic is critical to identifying how nurses might assist in efforts to reduce opioid overdose deaths. This presentation will review the physiologic underpinnings of acute and chronic pain, before focusing on techniques to improve patients’ pain experiences with less reliance on opioids.
Darlene Lovasik, MN, RN, CCRN-K
Review the NIOSH guidelines and requirements, and discuss the technology and procedures available to decrease the risks of handling, preparing, and administering hazardous drugs.
Sheila Chucta, DNP, APRN-CNS, CCRN, ACNS-BC; Jodi Doney, MS, RN-BC, CNL
We will review a case study format to discuss care of patients who have undergone cardiac catheterization, placement of cardiac stents, and cardiac ablations. Procedures will be reviewed with focus on care management post-intervention.
Embracing Diversity! One Hospital’s Journey Towards Creating Inclusive Care Environments for LGBTQ+ Patient Populations
Ann Yacone DiAgostino, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NEA-BC
We will discuss healthcare disparities experienced by the LGBTQ+ population and share our journey toward providing culturally competent care to the LGBTQ+ community utilizing Health Equality Index (HEI) as a resource. This work is beneficial to our patients and families as well as our LGBTQ+ employees.
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm - Beverage Break
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Linda Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, NE-BC, DPFNAP, FAAN
This session will address the findings from a national study of AMSN members regarding their evidence-based practice (EBP) beliefs and competencies as well as their ability to implement EBP.