Thursday, April 16

7:00 am - 5:15 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:15 am

General Session

201
1.25
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Ebola, MERS, Measles: Not in My Clinic!

Shelly Schwedhelm, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Infectious diseases are a global threat to public health; thus it’s critical that healthcare workers 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, MERS, and measles.

9:15 am - 10:30 am

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

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Special Interest Group (SIG) and Concurrent Sessions (211-215)

There are many practice interests within ambulatory care nursing. Attend one of these Special Interest Group (SIG) sessions to learn more and get involved, or enhance your knowledge on an area of clinical practice interest.

211
1.0
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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
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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
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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
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Care Coordination and Transition Management 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
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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
1.0
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hour
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!”

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

Limited space available. Boxed lunch will be provided.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (231-234)

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

Britt Gnilka, DNP, RN-BC

This session will focus on care delivery for at-risk populations at a large medical group that supports 50 primary care practices. You’ll learn how direct nursing services were restructured by using a centralized model. The lessons learned and the impact on standardization and job satisfaction will also be described.


232
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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 care teams can deliver increased access and productivity, improved service and excellent clinical results.


233
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How We Think: Implications of Cognitive Bias in Telephone Triage

Dina Rios, MD, MBA

Cognitive bias and heuristics (mental shortcuts) will be explored by the medical director of a large hospital-based call center. Attendees will gain an understanding of how cognitive bias may negatively impact the quality of telephone triage and learn strategies to combat their effects on patient care.


234
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Vaccine Safety – A Team Approach

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

Registered nurses and medical assistants play a key role in promoting vaccination in communities. The presenter will discuss the importance of a team-based approach, the need for accuracy, and the use of best practices to capture vaccination information. You’ll also hear about the role that RNs, MAs, and providers play in educating patients and families.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions (241-244)

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Development of an Ambulatory Clinical Leadership Structure

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

Many health systems are experiencing a dramatic shift from inpatient to ambulatory care. The presenters will explore how ambulatory care teams need to be positioned to function optimally, and will describe why the focus on clinical leadership is critical in meeting patients’ needs.


242
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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

A study that addressed how RNs are practicing in Midwestern community-based clinics will be described. The barriers and educational gaps that exist in current practice models will be explored, along with the benefits of employing RNs to practice at their highest level of training in primary care.


243
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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 how a video visit program for care coordination of medically complex children was developed and implemented. In addition, the usefulness and acceptance of the video technology by the parents will be discussed.


244
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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

In the military health care system, 9.6 million people receive care at a cost of more than $50 billion yearly, two-thirds of which is spent in outpatient venues. The presenters will discuss the use of nurse-sensitive indicators to measure and improve nursing care in military ambulatory care 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) and Concurrent Sessions (251-255)

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
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contact
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Leadership SIG

Facilitator: 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.


252
1.0
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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
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hour

Pediatrics SIG

Facilitators: TBA

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


254
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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
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Emergency Preparedness (System) in Ambulatory Care: Nurses Leading the Way

Storm Morgan, MSN, MBA, RN; Maria Bouchard, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

This session will address risk mitigation strategies used to prepare for an emergency in ambulatory care settings. Lessons learned in real-life emergency responses throughout the US will inform participants about the nurses' positive impact during emergency preparedness and management.

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