Thursday, April 16

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:15 am

General Session

201
1.25
contact
hours

Ebola, MRSA, Measles: Not in My Clinic!

Shelly Schwedhelm, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Infectious diseases are a global threat to public health, and it is critical that nurses understand the current infectious disease landscape. This session will provide information and tools to contain and combat infectious diseases currently at the forefront, including Ebola, MRSA, and measles.

9:15 am - 10:30 am

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening/Poster Viewing/Meet the Board/Coffee Break

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Special Interest Group (SIG) Sessions (211-213)

There are many practice interests within ambulatory care nursing. Attend one of these Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings to learn more and get involved!

211
1.0
contact
hour

Veterans Affairs SIG

Facilitator: TBA

Attend this session to network and collaborate with your VA ambulatory care nursing colleagues while you discuss current issues, share solutions and creative programs, and keep in touch across the country.


212
1.0
contact
hour
T

Telehealth SIG

Facilitator: TBA

The Telehealth SIG promotes nursing practice consistent with AAACN telehealth nursing practice standards. In addition to providing a network of telehealth nurses responding to the changing needs of SIG members, this group supports continuing education, aids in research and publication, and fosters collegial relationships – all within the specialty of telehealth nursing practice. Join us to discuss current and future goals, telehealth challenges, and best practices in an open forum.


213
1.0
contact
hour

Patient/Staff Education SIG

Presenter: TBA

Join the lively discussion on how technology has changed patient and staff education in ambulatory care settings. A wide range of educational issues affecting staff and patients will be explored.


214
1.0
contact
hour
C

Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM) SIG

Facilitator: TBA

CCTM is growing nationwide, and a set of principles and evidence-based resources are constantly being created and updated to support ambulatory care nursing. The CCTM SIG will meet to discuss the latest evidence-based tools and research.


215
1.0
contact
hour
CL

Providing Affirmative Care for Our LGBTQ+ Population

Laura Herrera, BSN, RN-BC

In an effort to truly support and care for the LGBTQ+ population, we need to have education and training to support them in ambulatory care environments, especially primary care facilities. This session will focus on the importance of learning more about this vulnerable population.


11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Roundtable Networking Luncheon

220

No contact hours will be awarded for this session.
Enjoy lunch while networking with attendees from across the country and catch up with colleagues. There will be designated tables for first-time attendees to meet and plan activities.

“So You Want to Get Involved in AAACN!”

Limited space available. Boxed lunch will be provided.

Looking to get more involved with AAACN? Find out what opportunities exist within the association and how you can be a part of it. SPACE IS LIMITED.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (231-234)

231
1.0
contact
hour
L

Centralized Nursing Services: A Population Health Management Strategy for Primary Care

Britt Gnilka, DNP, RN-BC

Discuss the process, implementation strategy, lessons learned, and outcomes of centralizing nursing services to support over 50 primary care practices for a large medical group.


232
1.0
contact
hour
C

Top of License Practice: How Primary Care Nursing Role Changes Created Value

Amy Sebert, MHA, RN; Sharon Quinlan, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

By creating defined clinical functions with value-based outcomes in mind, primary careteams can deliver increased access and productivity, improved service and excellentclinical results.


233
1.0
contact
hour
T

How to Think Better: Implications of Cognitive Bias in Telephone Triage

Dina Rios, MD, MBA

The medical director of a large hospital-based call center will explore common cognitivebiases and heuristics (mental shortcuts that allows people to solve problems and makejudgments quickly and efficiently).


234
1.0
contact
hour
CL

RNs and MAs to Promoting Vaccinations

Donna Furlong, MSN, NEA-BC, RN-BC

Registered nurses and medical assistants play a key role in the promotion of vaccinationin communities. This includes a team-based approach with a greater understanding ofthe CDC schedules, the use of an electronic medical record that accurately capturesvaccination information and reveals gaps at a glance, an understanding of how tocontinue a vaccine series, awareness of the influence that recommendations from RNs,MAs, and providers can have on the mind of vaccine hesitant patients and families, andbest practices around storage and handling.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions (241-244)

241
1.0
contact
hour
L

Development of an Ambulatory Clinical Leadership Structure

Rebecca Fitzpatrick, DNP, RN, CIC; Kenya Pitt, MA; Barbara Prior, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Review the experience of one healthcare facility addressing how ambulatory care teamsneed to be positioned to operate efficiently and function effectively in their everyday workenvironments and the focus on clinical leadership is more critical than ever before to meetthe needs of the patient population.


242
1.0
contact
hour
C

Exploring the Primary Care Registered Nurse Role, Barriers, and Education Gaps for Elevated Practice Levels

Susan Watkins, PhD, RN; Judy Neubrander, EdD, FNP-BC; Michelle Woodburn, MPSA,EMT-B

Discuss the development and results of a study addressing how RNs are currentlypracticing within Midwestern community-based clinic settings, what barriers exist undercurrent primary care practice models that hinder RNs from practicing to their full scope,what educational gaps exist that prevent RNs from practicing to their full scope, and whatthe perceived benefits to healthcare cost and quality include for employing RNs topractice at their highest level of training in primary care.


243
1.0
contact
hour
T

Development and Evaluation of a Telemedicine Program to Improve Care Coordination among Medically Complex Pediatric Patients

Kathryn Leach, DNP, RN, CRNP; Tara Trimarchi, DNP, RN, CRNP

This session will describe the development and implementation of a video visit programfor care coordination for medically complex children. In addition, the usefulness andacceptance of the video technology by the parents will be discussed.


244
1.0
contact
hour
CL

Optimizing Military Ambulatory Care Teams Using Nurse-Sensitive Quality Indicators: Improving 9.6 Million Lives

Leilani Ana Cruz Leon Siaki, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP; Janine Bowman, BSHA

Discuss the use of nurse-sensitive indicators to measure and the development of essentialtools to improve delivery of nursing care in military ambulatory clinics.

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Exhibit Hall Open/Poster Viewing/Meet the Board/Dessert Break

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Special Interest Group (SIG) Sessions (251-254)

There are many practice interests within ambulatory care nursing. Attend one of the Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings to get involved or enhance your knowledge on an area of clinical practice interest.

251
1.0
contact
hour

Pediatrics SIG

Facilitator: TBA

Meet members of the Pediatric SIG, which serves as the voice for pediatric nursing in AAACN. If your practice involves caring for infants and children, join us and network with other AAACN members who are interested in this area.


252
1.0
contact
hour

Tri-Service Military SIG

Facilitator: TBA

All Air Force, Army, and Navy ambulatory care nurses are invited to join the Tri-Service Military SIG. This SIG offers opportunities for ambulatory care nurses (both military and civilian) to present and share research, best practices, and unique challenges encountered in the military health care system.


253
1.0
contact
hour
L

Leadership SIG

Facilitators: TBA

Get your questions ready! Participate in an interactive “Ask the Expert” session with a panel of leaders in ambulatory care nursing. The Leadership SIG members share their expertise regarding issues related to policy, structure, and process unique to the ambulatory care nurse leader. Topics of interest are best practices on regulatory standards, staffing models for various settings, and ambulatory care nurse quality metrics.


254
1.0
contact
hour
CL

The Opioid Crisis: The Ambulatory Nurse's Role Is Prevention

Karen Lettre, MSN, RN, EMT; Heidi Bragg, MBA, RPh

What can a nurse in an ambulatory practice setting do to prevent misuse of prescription drugs? Recognizing the signs of dependence and drug-seeking behavior is only the first step in prevention. This session will cover several topics to provide an ambulatory care nurse with the tools to make an impact.


255
1.0
contact
hour
CL

Emergency Preparedness (System) in Ambulatory Care

Storm Morgan, MSN, MBA, RN

This session will address the idea of emergency preparedness in the ambulatory care arena, including addressing emergency plans for the patient population, services provided in emergencies, and continuity of operations in delegation of authority and succession plans.

5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Tri-Service Military Evening Forum and Networking

260

Separate fee (includes dinner and contact hours TBD)

Scheduled topics include virtual behavioral health, virtual health in primary care, and nursing research program for nursing scholarship in ambulatory care.
Contact: COL Andrew Powell, andrew.a.powell14.mil@mail.mil with concerns or questions about attendance.

Questions? Contact: COL Andrew Powell, andrew.a.powell14.mil@mail.mil.

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