Thursday, May 10

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

The Journey to Develop Nurse-Sensitive Indicators in the Ambulatory Care Setting

Ann Marie Matlock, DNP, RN, NE-BC; Harriet Udin Aronow, PhD; Diane Storer Brown, PhD, RN, FNAHQ, FAAN; Rachel Start, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Speakers will share the results of nurse-sensitive indicators measure development and chart the course for future measure development.

9:15 am - 10:30 am

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

10:30 am - 11:30 am

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

No contact hours will be awarded.

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

Pediatric SIG

Facilitator: Mary Sizer, MSN, RN, CPN

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 practice.


212
T

Telehealth SIG

Facilitator: To Be Decided

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 SIG supports continuing education, aids in research and publication, and ensures the development of 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 for telehealth nursing clinical practices.


213

Patient/Staff Education SIG

Facilitator: To Be Decided

Join the lively discussion focusing on how technology has changed education for staff throughout the ambulatory care setting with the Patient/Staff Education SIG, which covers various educational issues affecting staff and patients.

11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Roundtable Focused Topics

220
1.0

contact
hour

Enjoy lunch while networking with attendees from across the country on a topic of interest to you. Tables will be marked with ambulatory care topics.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (231-234)

231
1.0
contact
hour
L

A Beat Above: How Implementing an RN-Managed Hypertension Clinic Changed Patient Care

Nikki Gilmore, MSN, RN; Shane Gardner, RN

The speakers will outline how they justified the need to create RN-managed clinics, garnered buy-in from both administration and physicians, and collaborated with many other disciplines to create a comprehensive program that could be run solely by RNs.


232
1.0
contact
hour
C

A Magic Wand Is Needed to Meet the Requirements for Nurses in a Primary Care Setting

Pamela Schubert-Bob, MHA, RN, NE-BC, CPN; Ellen Reisinger, MBA; Michelle Fleck, BSN, RN

This session will explore the design of a primary care practice that acknowledges that care does not just happen at the hospital or at a specific practice. It will also examine how nursing can motivate, create, and make an impact for the patients in a complex primary care center. The presenters will outline approaches to expand the role of nurses including intervisit interventions that focus on nursing support.


233
1.0
contact
hour
T

Traversing the Headwinds – Leveraging Nurse Capital and Sustaining Gains in the Face of Expansion and Change

Jeanine Baskin, MSN, RN, CPHQ; Chastity Bennett, BSN, RN

In this presentation, the speakers will share the leadership strategy, approach, and navigation through the intimidating course of transitioning to a complex, comprehensive, 24-hour RN call center.


234
1.0
contact
hour

Transition to Practice Rapid Fire Sessions

In these short presentations, multiple speakers will highlight their approaches to managing issues related to transitioning to practice.

Do What You Can with What You Have: Reality-Based Strategies for Implementing a Transition-to-Practice Program in Ambulatory Care

Julie Tuttle, MSN, RN-BC; Jared Caron, ASN, RN-BC; Amanda Dyment, BSN, RNBC

Keeping Pace with the Changes in Healthcare Delivery: Development of a Program Design Toolkit for RN Transition to Practice Programs in Ambulatory Care Settings

Nancy Weaver Parker, MSN, RN, CNL; L. Jessie Jones-Bell, MSN, RN; Cathryn Halford-Cook, DNP, RN, CNS, CNL

New Nurse Graduate Pipeline: Building Perioperative Practice

Alleia Stokes, MSN, RN

The Employee Orientation Imperative: Driving the Quality of Care

Lisa Balsam, BSN, RN; Hope Burnell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Ambulatory Registered Nurse Residency Program: Design, Implement, Evaluate

Melody Routley, MSN, RN

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions (241-244)

241
1.0
contact
hour
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Journey of Establishing a Magnet® Nursing Culture in Ambulatory Care

Curlissa Mapp, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC; Deena Gilland, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

This presentation will describe the journey of an ambulatory care CNO and Magnet® program director (MPD) to create a culture of excellence using the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet recognition program as the framework.


242
1.0
contact
hour
C

Advanced Illness Care: A Patient-Centered Approach to End-of-Life Care

Lydia Border Caldwell, BSN, RN; Lisa Myers, RN

Using scenario-based examples, this presentation will describe how advanced illness care was implemented in a large integrated health care system using ambulatory care RN care coordinators to identify and manage patients in advanced stages of illness.


243
1.0
contact
hour
T

A Veteran’s Home Telehealth Experience: Chronic Care Management in the Comforts of Home

Laila Grace Navarro, BSN, RN-BC

This presentation will highlight a veteran’s experience with the home telehealth program and how collaboration among members of his health care team improved his health outcomes.


244
1.0
contact
hour

Ready or Not, Here They Come: Ensuring Continuous Readiness in Partnership with Ambulatory Clinics

Panissa Caldwell, MHA, BSN, RN; Latrice Maddox, BSN, RN; Meredith Parks, BSN, RN

The speakers will describe how the collaboration between a clinic leadership team and a clinical resource services team creates a safe environment for patients and team members.

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 (251-253)

No contact hours will be awarded.

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

251

Veterans Affairs SIG

Facilitators: Mary Kate Sweeney, MSN, RN-BC; Kathy Andersen, MSN, RN-BC

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.


252

Tri-Service Military SIG

Facilitator: To Be Decided

All Air Force, Army, and Navy ambulatory care nurses are invited to join the Tri-Service Military SIG (Tri-SIG). The Tri-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 system across the services.


253
L

Leadership SIG

Facilitator: Christine Ruygrok, MBA, RN

Get your questions ready! Participate in an interactive “Ask the Expert” session with a panel of leaders in ambulatory care nursing. The Leadership SIG shares expertise among members on 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.

5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Tri-Service Military Evening Forum and Networking

$85 separate fee (includes dinner and contact hours)

260

Tri-Service Military Evening Forum and Networking

Contact: COL Andrew Powell, andrew.a.powell14.mil@mail.mil with concerns or questions about attendance.

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