Thursday, May 9

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

Optimizing Strategies for Care Coordination and Transition Management: Recommendations from the Invitational Summit

Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN; Sheila Haas, PhD, RN, FAAN

In May 2018, AAACN convened 41 national nurse and health care leaders for a Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM) Invitational Summit. The purpose of the summit was to create a strategic, collaborative agenda aimed at defining the role of the registered nurse in CCTM across the care continuum.

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 (211-214)

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

Pediatrics SIG

Facilitator: Mary Sizer, DNP, 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 area.


212
1.0
contact
hour
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Telehealth SIG

Facilitator: Terrie Rill, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, CCCTM

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

Facilitator: To Be Decided

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
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Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM) SIG

Facilitator: Misty Landor, MBA, MSN, RN, CNS, ANP-C, CCCTM

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.

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, catch up with colleagues, and enjoy the beautiful scenery Palm Springs has to offer. 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. SPACE IS LIMITED.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (231-234)

231
1.0
contact
hour
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Health Coaching for Care Teams: Engaging Patients for Meaningful Experience and Improved Outcomes

Celeste Knoff, MAN, MBA, RN, CRRN; Mary Lichtor, MA, CMA

This session will describe how providing health coaching education to the entire care team positively affects patient experience, engagement, and health outcomes.


232
1.0
contact
hour
C

A Care Management Strategy to Improve Advance Care Planning Discussions in the Patient-Centered Medical Home

Alverta Robinson, MSA, BSN, RN-BC, LNHA

Discuss the integral role of the RN care manager in helping to improve advance care planning in patient-centered medical homes.


233
1.0
contact
hour
T

Establishing a Telehealth Apprenticeship Program

Margaree Jordan-Amberg, MSN, RN

This session describes the process needed to develop a robust and relevant apprenticeship program for new graduate nurses into the telehealth nursing specialty, as well as outlining additional resources and grant funding.


234
1.0
contact
hour

Pediatric Rapid Fire Sessions

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

Catching Sunlight through a Drop of Rain: Managing the Care Needs of Our Most Medically Complex Patients

Michele Gerhart, BSN, RN, CPN; Kerri Tinney, BSN, RN

Ambulatory Care Teams Are Key to Promoting Positive School Outcomes Among Chronically Ill Children

Carrie Brumbaugh, BSN, RN, CPN

Immunization Workflow, Storage, and Handling

Latrice Maddox, BSN, RN; Meredith Parks, MSN, RN

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions (241-244)

241
1.0
contact
hour
L

Enhancing Ambulatory Performance through Clinical Support Staff Progression Plans

Diane Woods, BSN, RN

Explore one organization’s care transformation efforts to develop and implement progression plans for medical assistants and LPNs by collaborating with national peers, clinical staff, physicians, nursing leaders, human resources staff, and executive leadership.


242
1.0
contact
hour
C

Evaluation of a Care Coordination and Transition Management and Enhanced Communication Training for Nurses Working with Rural Veterans

Lynette Kelley, BS, RN, FNP; Ashlea Mayberry, RN

Discuss the development of a novel nurse-led, patient-centered quality improvement program, the rural Transitions Nurse Program (TNP). The program addresses the transitional needs of the patient, and the innovative training model used to create a cohort of nurses with advanced skills in transitional care coordination.


243
1.0
contact
hour
T

Tough Love: How Home Telehealth Nurse Care Coordinators Swing the Pendulum between Care and Candor to Improve Clinical Outcomes

Laila Navarro, BSN, RN-BC, VHA-CM

Highlight how the emergence of telehealth technologies expands the avenues for health professionals to enhance care and improve clinical outcomes. Learn how the new technologies help empower patients to self-manage chronic disease.


244
1.0
contact
hour

Telephone Advice Skills: How to Empower Parents

Barton Schmitt, MD, FAAP

You've completed triage of a sick child. This session will take you on a deep dive into helping the parent care for their child at home. Educate new parents. Reassure fearful parents. Support forgetful parents. Go beyond providing sound care advice. Empower your callers.

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)

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
1.0
contact
hour

Veterans Affairs SIG

Facilitators: Kathy Andersen, MSN, RN-BC, CCM; Mary Kate Sweeney, MSN, RN-BC, CCCTM; Laila Navarro, BSN, RN-BC, VHA-CM; Amy Fulwood, BSN, RN-BC, VHA-CM

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
1.0
contact
hour

Tri-Service Military SIG

Facilitator: Heather Coil, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC

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
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Leadership SIG

Facilitators: Pamela Del Monte, MS, RN-BC; Aileen Oh, MSN, 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 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.

5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Tri-Service Military Evening Forum

$85 separate fee (includes dinner and contact hours TBD)

260

Tri-Service Military Evening Forum

Scheduled topics include Embracing the Role of Ambulatory Nursing and the Operational Mission.

Questions? Contact: Heather D. Coil, Maj, USAF, NC, heather.d.coil.mil@mail.mil.

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