Thursday, October 22, 2020

All sessions listed are in Eastern time (ET).

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Opening Ceremonies and Opening Address

1.25 contact hours

Coming Up for Air: Resiliency, Self-Care, Healthy Boundaries and YOU!

Brian Luke Seaward, PhD
Self-care in the 21st century requires a new approach with the advent and proliferation of screen devices. Establishing healthy boundaries is essential to avoid “work-life imbalance.” In fact, healthy boundaries are the cornerstone self care tool for digital detox and “work-life harmony.” This presentation invites you to do a course correction for personal resiliency and become empowered as you embrace the vitality of 21st century self-care strategies, with a few laughs along the way.

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

1.25 contact hours

Obesity: Prevalence, Comorbidities, and Nursing Management


Antoinette Falker, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC, CMSRN, CBN

The session will provide an expanded understanding of the disease of obesity and the corresponding nursing management.


Non-Pharmacologic Interventions: What Are We Afraid Of?


Sandra Siedlecki, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, FAAN

The purpose of this interactive presentation is to discuss non-pharmacologic interventions(NPI) and to debunk the myths and explore the evidence behind their use. In addition, after sharing findings from a national study, the speaker will lead discussion on factors that make nurses reluctant or afraid to use or recommend NPI in their own practice.


It’s A Whole New World: Preventing Workplace Violence in Health Care


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

Health care is the second leading industry for workplace violence. Possessing skills in de-escalation is as important as any other clinical skill. Understanding the pathology behind a person’s violent behavior and the stages of a crisis can help equip front-line staff with the skills to preventing harm.

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Virtual Exhibit Directory

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

5:15 pm – 6:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

1.25 contact hours

The Anatomy of a Lawsuit - Understanding Medical Malpractice and How to Protect Yourself


Sarah Bush, MBA, CPHRM; Maureen Murphy, BS-HCA, RN, CMSRN

This session will inform participants of what to expect when you receive a call from risk management regarding pending litigation. Additionally, the presenters will breakdown the litigation process and help participants have a better understanding of what they can do to protect themselves should they be involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit.


Items to Pack for the Journey of High Reliability



This session focuses on departmental leaders and front-line staff engaging in activities that lead their departments toward high reliability. Journey travelers must learn the mechanics of the vehicle for the trip and find necessary supplies to pack. This presentation will prepare medical-surgical leaders for the five phases of the high-reliability journey.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Poster Session

1 contact hour

Attendees will view posters with complementary recordings and participate in a live interactive chat with presenters. Additional posters will be available for viewing on-demand in the AMSN Online Library. Attendees must view a minimum of 20 posters to earn the available 2.0 contact hours for full poster viewing.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Virtual Exhibit Directory

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

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Opening Day Wrap-Up/Happy Hour

Virtual attendees will be able to interact and engage in a real-time attendee chat wrapping up the first full day of the convention.