Sunday, October 15, 2017

7:00 am – 12:45 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:15 am

General Session


Second Victimization: Caring for Our Own

1.25 contact hours

Susan Scott, PhD, RN, CPPS, FAAN

When patients suffer from an unexpected clinical event, nurses involved in their care may be personally affected. This session provides insights into what has been referred to as “The darkest hours of my career.” Having an awareness and understanding of second victimization will provide participants with insights for future adverse events.

9:15 am – 10:00 am

Induction Ceremony/President's Address/Closing Remarks

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Concurrent Sessions (311-314)


Sleep Apnea and Sedation Risk: Do You Know What is Important to Monitor?

1.0 contact hour


Review the latest evidence-based research on sleep apnea, treatment, and the risk for sedation with surgery and opioid administration.


Dialysis: PD & Hemo 2017

1.0 contact hour

Mary Eastman-Paulson, MSN Ed, RN, CNN

Identify basic care of both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients.


Building a Culture of Safety: No Heroes Allowed

1.0 contact hour

Cheri Constantino-Shor, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CRNI

Join this engaging lecture on the history and current state of preventable medical harm in the U.S. and the impact of a hierarchical structure and lack of teamwork on patient outcomes. Walk away inspired to improve your practice and create change in your organization.


Managing Glucose in the Hospital

1.0 contact hour

Elena Valcarlos, PharmD

This session will review current guidelines for managing blood glucose in hospitalized patients as well as recommended strategies for achieving glucose control in the hospital.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions (321-324)


Orthopaedic Assessment: Compartment Syndrome

1.0 contact hour

Dottie Roberts, EdD, MSN, MACI, RN, OCNS-C, CMSRN, CNE

This session will review possible causes, symptoms, nursing assessment parameters, and interventions for compartment syndrome.


RN Decision-Making: Selection of Insulin Injection Sites in Hospitalized Patients

1.0 contact hour

Nöel Kerr, PhD, RN, CMSRN

Discuss research findings that suggest acute care RNs need a better understanding of evidence-based practice for rotation of insulin injection sites and electronic documentation platforms.


Creating and Sustaining a Healthy Practice Environment

1.0 contact hour

Angela Muzzy, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS-BC; Susan Bohnenkamp, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CCM

Identify common issues that promote an unhealthy practice environment and discuss the latest AMSN and AACN guidelines for establishing and sustaining a healthy practice environment.


Drugs that Should Not Be Discontinued Abruptly

1.0 contact hour

Elena Valcarlos, PharmD

This session will review common drugs or drug classes that should not be discontinued abruptly and how to manage discontinuation if it is needed.