7:00 am - 3:30 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/Refreshment Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Concurrent Sessions (311-314)
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
Assess the impact of a nurse-led, multidisciplinary patient outreach program in decreasing emergency room (ER) readmission rates in an urban pediatric primary care clinic.
Digital Health Guidance – Transforming Patient Engagement across Ambulatory 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.
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
Examine numerous national immunization errors and identify their causes. Project use of human factor approaches, discrete event simulations, and other technologies that influenced error reduction will be discussed. Attendees will learn best-practice clinical work flows and safety strategies developed for error reduction and implementation at most healthcare facilities.
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Lunch on Your Own
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Anne T. Jessie, DNP, RN 2020-2021 AAACN President
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions (321-324)
What Is Artificial Intelligence and What Does It Mean for Ambulatory Care Nursing Practice?
Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
This session will discuss artificial intelligence (AI), including definitions, nurses’ attitudesexamples in ambulatory care practice.
Navigating Nurse Navigation Programs Beyond Oncology
Terrie Rill, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, CCCM
This session will discuss the variability of the nurse navigator role and responsibilities and address how to better define the role and find standardization.
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; Jaclyn Peterson, BSN, RN-BC, CPN; Kristin Moore, MSN, RN-BC, CPN; Kristin Bowman, BSN, RN-BC, CPEN;Monica Collins, MSN, RN, BSN, CPN; Kelly Smith, 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
Identify important leadership frameworks that support the development of corecompetencies for ambulatory leaders in support of patient 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
We will discuss how lung transplant nurse coordinators introduced live videoconferencing as a tool to educate patients and caregivers. Telehealth education classes provide an innovative way to facilitate patient education and promote family-centered care.
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
Diane 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