7:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Creating an RN Workforce for Ambulatory Care Settings
Deena Gilland, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Linda Brixey, RN-BC; June Levine, MSN, RN
This workshop will focus on key areas relative to the registered nurse workforce in ambulatory care practice, including orientation and competencies, preceptorship, and implementing a nurse residency program.
Separate fees apply. Member Price: $119 Regular Price: $139
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Welcome, President's Address & Keynote Address
Welcome and President’s Address
M. Elizabeth Greenberg, PhD, RN-BC, C-TNP, CNE
2017-2018 AAACN President
Keynote Address: Transforming the Future of Healthcare: Lead, Inspire, and Empower
Mary Gullatte, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN, FAAN
This session will enlighten, inspire, and empower nurses about future trends in health care and identify success strategies for nurses to lead the transformation of ambulatory health care. Nurses will also hear about how to reinvent themselves for professional and personal success in an ever-changing and unstable health care environment.
3:15 pm - 3:35 pm
3:35 pm - 4:35 pm
Concurrent Sessions (111-114)
Strength in Numbers to Meet Cultural Change – Creating an Interprofessional Continuing Education Process
Theresa Mendoza Mostasia, EdD, MS, BSN, RN, PHN, DSD; Monica Bourke, MSN, RN
This session will discuss the development of an interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) process among physicians, nurses, and other key players using the LEAN methodology. Included will be a focus on cultural change, the differences in people, and the processes that make IPCE challenging yet rewarding.
Using a Collaborative Approach to Build the Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM) Toolkit
Rachelle White, BSN, RN, CCCTM; Misty Landor, MBA, MSN, RN, CSN, ANP-C, CCCTM
This session will discuss the development of an online interactive toolkit to allow quick and easy access to CCTM tools that can be used for an individual’s unique programs and health care settings.
Connect 2 Care – A One-Call System for Patients to Navigate the Health Care System
Christine Savoie, BSN, RN; Adrianne Bauer, MBA, BSN, RN; Kathleen Jones, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Creation of a patient line, Connect 2 Care, which was designed to create a single entry point for all patients to access medical care, will be discussed.
Medical Assistant Externship Program: Transitioning Student Externs into Professional Practice
Vanessa DeBiase, MSN, MEd, RN
This session will describe the process of developing a medical assistant externship program in an academic medical center while outlining the elements that are key for a medical assistant externship program to be successful.
4:35 pm - 4:45 pm
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Concurrent Sessions (121-124)
Pre-Licensure Training of Primary Care Nurses Using the Dedicated Education Unit Model
Mary Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C; Sharon Taylor, MPH; Sarahi Almonte, MS, BSN, RN
This session will discuss the use of the dedicated education unit (DEU) model as a unique, clinical education experience allowing nursing students to receive hands-on learning in primary care during their senior year.
This session sponsored by the John H. Reck Memorial Grant.
Building and Supporting an RN Care Coordinator Program in Primary Care
Kristine A. Kelm, MS, BSN, RN; Beth A. Beck, BSN, RN, CMSRN; Jennifer Bousman, BSN, RN
The key components needed to build an RN care coordination department will be outlined in this session.
Avoiding Litigation in Telehealth Nursing Practice
Sherry Smith, MSN, MBA, RN
Attendees will learn about the legal risks inherent in telephone nursing practice.
Clinical Rapid Fire Presentations
In these short presentations, multiple speakers will highlight their approaches to managing a general work-related issue.
Outpatient Sickle Cell Pain Management – 1-Year Post-Implementation
Natalie Armel Merilus, MS, RN
Standardizing the Pre-Operative Education Piece: The Surgical Passport
Jennifer Marie Reinhardt, BSN, RN; Emery A. Collier, LPN
VAX Champ – Development of Immunization Content Leaders
Tracy Jo Bieber, BSN, RN
Comfort Measures and Distraction Techniques for Children Undergoing Painful Procedures in an Ambulatory Setting
Tara Spruill, BSN, RN, CPN; Jennifer Pfieffer, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPEN
Metabolic Syndrome – One Thing Leads to Another
H. Elaine Shestokas, BSN, RN
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meet new colleagues, learn about AAACN, and discuss tips to get the most from your conference experience. This session is geared toward new AAACN members and first-time conference attendees, however, all are welcome!
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Relax and have fun at the Opening Reception and Silent Auction. Network with colleagues, make new friends, and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres (on us!). Place your bids in our 18th Annual Silent Auction, which raises money for the AAACN Scholarship and Education Fund. Find out how you can donate an item. All attendees are welcome. Cash bar provided.