7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast/Exhibit Hall Open/Poster Viewing/Meet the Board
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Facilitator: Debra Cox, MS, RN
Join us for a town hall discussion on the role ambulatory care nurses play as visionary leaders who partner to design and coordinate care outside of acute care settings and the contribution that their passion, resources, and evidence-based knowledge bring to the Future of Nursing Campaign.
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Exhibit Hall Open/Poster Viewing/Meet the Board/Coffee Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Hot Topics in Ambulatory Care Nursing
AAACN’s Volunteer Leaders
Join volunteer leaders of AAACN to discuss current and ongoing strategic initiatives to enhance the role of ambulatory care nurses.
Decreasing Emergency Room Readmission Rates through Patient Outreach
Meghan D’Angelo, MSN, RN
Emergency room readmissions can be prevented through a multidisciplinary outreach program. Nurse case managers, collaborating with multidisciplinary colleagues, are able to identify patient needs and gaps in care and refer patients appropriately. This session will assess the impact of a nurse-led, multidisciplinary outreach program in decreasing emergency room read mission rates in an urban pediatric primary care clinic.
Digital Health Guidance – Transforming Patient Engagement Across Ambulatory Care Settings
Debra Cox, MS, RN; Julie Brown, MS, APRN, CNS
Introduction of new digital tools for use in the ambulatory care setting can markedly impact the nurse’s role in engaging and educating patients in self-management. This session will describe the processes and recommendations to support design and implementation of digital tools such as electronic care plans for chronic health issues.
This session is sponsored through the John H. Reck Memorial Grant.
Immunization Errors in Primary Care: A Successful Human Factor Approach Using Data Analytics to Reduce Errors
Christine Coulter, BSN, RN, CPN; Christine Macaulay, MSN, RN, CEN
In this session, the speakers will examine numerous national immunization errors and identify their causes. The use of human factor approaches, discrete event simulations, and other technologies that influenced error reduction will be discussed. In addition, you’ll earn best-practice clinical workflows and safety strategies developed for error reduction and implementation at most health care facilities.
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Lunch on Your Own
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions (321-324)
Can Nursing Big Data Produce Value in Ambulatory Care? Leveraging the Power of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
As in many areas of health care delivery, ambulatory care practice is being transformed by technological advances. As a result, RNs must learn how to integrate new technologies– including artificial intelligence (AI) -- into their practice. This session will explore how AI allows us to make sense of nursing big data in the ambulatory care arena.
Navigating Nurse Navigation Programs Beyond Oncology
Terrie Rill, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, CCCM
In health care today, the nurse navigator role has become increasingly varied. This means we need to better define and standardize the role. In this session, you’ll learn how one organization’ clarified the role by developing a shared governance nurse navigator committee and nurse navigator department. The presenter will also discuss the use of nurse-sensitive indicators, on boarding and training, standardized workflows, and documentation.
A New Threat to the Ambulatory Nursing Workforce: Take a Stand!
Kathryn Koehne, DNP, RN-BC, TNP
Nurses spend the majority of their workday sitting at a computer workstation, making them vulnerable to health risks such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and blood clots along with musculskeletal injuries. To reverse these dangers and unavoidable health hazards, nurses must take a stand - literally!
Shared Governance/Magnet® Recognition Rapid Fire Sessions
In these short presentations, multiple speakers will highlight their approaches to managing issues related to shared governance and Magnet recognition.
The Secrets of Developing an Ambulatory Shared Governance Council and the Benefits to Ambulatory Care Nurses
Sara Miller, BSN, RN-BC
Raise Your Voice: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Shared Leadership in the Ambulatory Setting
Amanda Batlle, MSN, RN, CPNP; Marie Ayers, BSN, RN, CPN
RNs Owning Their Practice through Shared Governance
Suzanne Weiss, MM, MHA, RN; Jessica Hey, RN
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions (331-334)
Fostering Leader Competency and Development Using an Innovative Leader Development Tool
Laurel More, MS, RN-BC, CPN; Ciara Culhane, MS, RN-BC, CPN
Leadership plays an important role in creating and sustaining a culture of safety. Additionally, leaders play an important role in creating healthy work environments that can affect staff retention and patient satisfaction. This session will identify important leadership frameworks that help develop core competencies and create a culture of safety.
Turning Everyday Data into Action
Nancy Hansen Porter, MPH, BSN, RN; Katie Finlay, PMP, MPH
It is imperative that we use a scientific and systems approach to improve the health of the populations we serve. The development of a database management system at one facility highlights the value of taking everyday data and turning it into an actionable source that requires little to no effort on the part of the population health nurses delivering patient care.
Connecting Two Lungs
Daniel Miller, MHA, BSN, RN; Mary Deleener, MBA, BSN, RN
Telehealth education classes provide an innovative way to facilitate patient education and promote family-centered care. In this session, the presenters will show how lung transplant nurse coordinators used live video conferencing to educate patients and caregivers.
Nurse Orientation/Residency Rapid Fire Sessions
In these short presentations, multiple speakers will highlight their approaches to managing issues related to new nurse orientation and nurse residency programs.
Ambulatory Nurse Residency in Oncology Setting
Dianne Cirillo, MS, RN-BC; Andrea Shaffer, MS, APRN, AOCNP; Leo Begazo
Breaking New Ground: Integrating Baccalaureate Students into Primary Care Settings
Kelly Hartwick, MSN, RN; Tracy Kinner, DNP, RN, FNP-BC; Marilyn Ostendorf, DNP, RN
Developing and Executing a Post-Baccalaureate Residency Fellowship in Primary Care
Kae Livsey, PhD, MSN, RN