All sessions listed are in PT (Pacific Time) zone.
7:00 am – 5:30 pm
7:45 am – 8:45 am
AAACN 101: Getting Excited About AAACN and the Conference
Meet new colleagues, learn about AAACN, and discuss tips on how 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!
8:45 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am – 9:30 am
President’s Address / Opening Ceremonies
Kathleen Martinez, MSN, RN, CPN, 2021-2022 AAACN President
Celebrating a year of success for ambulatory care nursing, Kathleen Martinez will share the highlights of the past year and tell you what’s in store for the future as she gets the conference excitement started.
9:30 am – 10:45 am
Ambulatory Care: Walking the Talk
Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN
Health care leader, accomplished innovator, and nursing champion Dr. Beverly Malone will share expertise from her leadership role at the National League of Nurses in advancing the science of nursing education through promoting of greater collaboration among stakeholders, increasing diversity in nursing and nursing education, and advancing excellence in care for patients.
Conference registrants may access the online recording of this session in the AAACN Online Library for 90 days post-conference. This session will not be available in the Online Library after that date.
11:00 am – 12:15 pm
The Influence of Individual and Clinic Characteristics on Primary Care Nurses' Perception of Leadership
Sarah Brzozowski, PhD, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
This session will discuss an innovative study that explores nurse perceptions of leadership behaviors and outcomes in primary care in the United States. By understanding primary care nurses’ perceptions of their leader and the influence of individual and clinic characteristics on their perceptions, we can better support nurses regardless of personal attributes or clinic structure.
Adapting the ANA Toolkit to Ambulatory Care Practice
Gregory Kopp, MN, MHA, RN, CENP
Panel: Debralee Quinn, MSN, RN, CNN, NPD-BC, CH-GCN, CCM, AMB-BC
This panel discussion will focus on the ANA toolkit as a method to enable ambulatory care nurses to strengthen their advocacy for the practice.
Integrating Registered Nurse (RN)-Led Visits for Chronic Disease Management in Rural Primary Care Clinics: An Evidence-Based Practice Project
Darla Niehaus, RN, AMB-BC; Kate Russ, DNP, RN, NPD-BC
This session will discuss the interventions leading to the successful implementation of RN-led visits for chronic disease management in the primary care setting.
Sponsored by the John H. Reck Memorial Grant
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Lunch on Your Own
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Utilizing Technology to Streamline Ambulatory COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Volunteers
Lynn Baggese, MA, RN, PHN; Vincent Pena, MSN Ed, RN; Germaine Albano, MSN, NEA-BC, RN-C
In this presentation we will describe current technology employed to mobilize volunteers from the Stanford Children's Health workforce at our numerous COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The tool was created using Smartsheet project management software and the approach used is easily replicable and scalable for other health system initiatives.
Improving Autonomous and Efficient Response to Patients Before and After Clinic Visits by Enhancing Nursing Staff Knowledge about Roles and Scope of Practice
Jami Kyle, BSN, RN, AMB-BC
This session will discuss a practice improvement project examining the effectiveness of an educational intervention clarifying nursing staff roles and scope of practice to improve autonomous and efficient response time to patients before and after clinic visits.
Inspire to Take Action: A Book Club Discussion
Sarah Kundrat, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Aileen Oh, MSN, RN; Diane Woods, MSN, RN; Heather Bogrett, MSN, RN-BC
This session will provide an innovative opportunity for AAACN members to explore a new leadership path as defined in the book "Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action" by Simon Sinek. A panel of experienced AAACN nursing leaders and members of the Leadership SIG Advisory Committee from across the country discuss key takeaways and how to incorporate them into practice.
Please Read In Advance: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Primary Care RN Virtual Access Coverage
Toni O’Day, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CCM; Laralee Edsall, RN, AMB-BC
This presentation demonstrates the VA's national approach to cover PACT RN care manager vacancies, keeping the PACT unit intact by utilizing remote RNs to provide care to patients virtually.
A Simulation Toolkit for Enhancing the Ambulatory Care Nursing Workforce
Diana Buchanan, PhD, RN; Laura Lopez
Explore the development and evaluation of an ambulatory care nursing simulation toolkit developed through an academic-practice partnership for training pre-licensure nursing students and nurse residents in clinical reasoning and key skills specific to the ambulatory care setting.
Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM) SIG (no contact hours awarded for this session)
Session Information Coming Soon
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.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
DEI Task Force Presentation
(No contact hours awarded for this session.)
DEI is an important consideration in health care and is at the forefront of today's patient care delivery systems. This session will discuss the Board-Initiated creation of a task force and charter focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion alignment with AAACN's strategic plan. The members of the taskforce will provide an overview of DEI, its relevance to healthcare, engage participants in an interactive exercise, and share the current and future work of the task force with an evidenced-based approach using the membership survey data.
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
From Telephone to Triage in Ten Days: OHSU’s Response to the Pandemic
Jennifer Arnold, BSN, RN
This session will which describe the background of a COVID-19 connected care center, including a current evolution of the day-to-day perspective of front-line nurses using telehealth in response to the worldwide pandemic.
Rapid Fire Safety Sessions
In these short rapid-fire presentations, multiple speakers will highlight approaches to managing issues related to safety in the practice environment.
Assessing Workplace Safety by Measuring Assaults on Nursing Personnel
Meg Colleton, BSN, RN, CPHQ; Catima Potter, MPH
To change culture in reporting and prevention of workplace violence, systematic reporting and targeted improvement efforts must become standard practice. Participation in the assaults on nursing personnel indicator can help facilities assess workplace safety, provide a supportive practice environment where nurses feel their safety is prioritized, and nurture a culture of nursing excellence.
Development of an Ambulatory Falls Committee
Kathy Day, MSN, RN, OCN; Kimberly Knight, BSN, RN, PCCN; Esther Thatcher, PhD, RN
This session will discuss the creation of a multidisciplinary falls committee in a large health system to focus on standardization of preventing falls in ambulatory care and home care settings. The goals of the committee to decrease falls, improve quality measures, and provide patient education throughout the continuum of care will be discussed and the results of first-year data will be shared.
Veterans Affairs SIG (no contact hours will be awarded for this session)
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.
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Opening Reception/Exhibit Hall Grand Opening/Poster Viewing