Friday, October 23, 2020

All sessions listed are in Eastern time (ET).

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Networking/Chat Lobby

The AMSN PRISM Award® – Nuts and Bolts of the Application Process

Ronald Martin, MSN, MA, RN, CMSRN

Virtual attendees will be able to interact and engage in a real-time attendee chat focusing on the nuts and bolts of the AMSN PRISM Award application process.

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Product Showcase

Specific companies will share information about their products and services in a series of short demo presentations.

10:30 am – 11:45 am

Presentation of the AMSN Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Health Care
Keynote Address

1 contact hour

Contributing to Health Care: From Medical-Surgical Nursing to Health Policy

Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN

This session introduces a journey from medical-surgical nursing practice to high-level public policy engagement. The opportunity and obligation of nurses to bring their expertise to impact health care in both arenas are considered and specific strategies are offered.

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions


1.25 contact hours

Beyond the Opioid Crisis: Infectious Complications of Intravenous Drug Use



The current opioid epidemic has caused a public health crisis in the spread of blood-borne pathogens and infections in people who inject drugs (PWID) along with an increase in complications from overdose and overdose deaths. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the scope of the crisis and will be able to apply their expertise when caring for patients at the bedside.


Reducing Falls and Patient Deconditioning through a Nurse-Driven Mobility Program


Brigit Piercy, MHA, BSN, NE-BC, RN-BC; Mathilde Kubic, MSN, APRN, AGCNS, CCRN-K; Traci Fox, PT

Explore how with the collaboration of nursing and physical therapy, a nurse-driven mobility program was successfully implemented, decreased patient falls, and prevented the majority of patients’ mobility levels from declining during their hospital admission.


Interactive End-of-Life Education for Medical-Surgical Nurse Residents Integrates Patient Care and Self-Care


Julie Gates, MSN, RN, CMSRN; Carrie Hamilton, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN; Ashley Pond, MSN, RN-BC

The goal of this presentation is to address the current format for discussing end of life, reflect on personal experiences and open dialogue about real scenarios, and create a healthy work environment through innovative teaching strategies and support.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sponsored Session

Health Economics Outcomes Research (HEOR): Impact and Value of Surgical Nutrition

Kirk Kerr, PhD; Cory Brunton, MS, BSN, RN; Cheryl Crisafi, MSN, RN, CNL

This session will discuss the role and importance of perioperative nutrition, the goals and applications of health economics and outcomes research studies, the role of HEOR in studying surgical nutrition, and best practices for implementing surgical nutrition quality improvement programs and why nurses are integral to this process.

Sponsored by Abbott Laboratories

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Virtual Exhibit Directory


Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with exhibitors live and to support our exhibitors and AMSN!

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

General Session

1 contact hour

Nurse Suicide

Judy Davidson, DNP, RN, MCCM, FAAN

Describe the incidence of nurse suicide, list modifiable workplace risks, and describe three suicide prevention techniques.

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

1.0 contact hours

E-Cigarette and Vaping-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI): What We Know About This New Pulmonary Disorder


Pamela Garrett, MN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K, CMSRN

In 2019, an outbreak of acute lung injury in healthy young adults and teens appeared in medical centers across the United States. Health care providers need to be knowledgeable about vaping methods, products, and usage, as well as identification and management of e-cigarette and vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI).


Supporting Transgender Patients in Health Care


Connor Wesley, BSN, RN

This lecture is for anyone that wants to better understand the transgender community and desires to provide safe, effective, patient-centered care.

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Virtual Exhibit Directory


Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with exhibitors live and to support our exhibitors and AMSN!

6:15 pm – 6:45 pm

Happy Hour Chat with Nurse Blake

Of YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook fame, Blake is donating his time to be with you for our convention Happy Hour. So, raise a glass, and get ready to let your hair down as you share a smile with this funny man. Learn more about Nurse Blake here!

6:15 pm – 6:45 pm

Zoom Happy Hour Chat

Virtual attendees will be able to interact and engage with one another during this networking time through participation in real-time attendee chats.