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2023 AMSN Annual Convention

Live session date: 09/21/2023-9/23/2023

Recording expiration date: 09/21/2025

15.75 maximum contact hours for in-person attendees

33.75 maximum contact hours for recordings

80% of participants who complete the evaluation will indicate that as a result of attending convention sessions, they have gained new knowledge or validated their current medical-surgical practice.

Criteria for successful completion:

  • Attendance at 1 or more sessions in a multi-session event (credit commensurate with participation)
  • Complete the evaluation

Relevant Financial Relationships

  • There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those with the ability to control the content of this activity except for:
    • Speaker, Barbara Nickel, who is on the speaker’s bureau and is a consultant for BD Medical; and is on the Advisory Board for Baxter Healthcare.
    • Speaker, Nicole Foss, who is an owner/employee of NeXtraction Inc.
  • All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses expresses appreciation to the following companies for their support of this educational activity: Baxter and Medtronic for serving as premier partners; and Abbott for providing a sponsored lunch session on Friday, September 22, 2023.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Members: $575
Non-Members:
$695

Sessions Included:

Opening Ceremony with Opening Address: Disruptive Innovation (Sep 21, 2023 03:00 PM)

Addressing the Staffing Crisis: Recommendations of the Nurse Staffing Task Force (Sep 21, 2023 05:00 PM)

The Impact of a 4-Day Clinical Care Pathway for Pneumonia (Sep 21, 2023 05:00 PM)

Reading Body Language for Nursing Safety (Sep 21, 2023 05:00 PM)

EBP Master Series: Emerging RN (Sep 21, 2023 05:00 PM)

Up in 3 and Home in 1: Creating an Outpatient Stay Unit (Sep 21, 2023 05:00 PM)

What Happens When a Nurse Is Caught Diverting (Sep 22, 2023 09:30 AM)

Roadmap to Implementing a Virtual Care Nursing Center (Sep 22, 2023 11:30 AM)

Fluid and Electrolyte Management and Interventions (Sep 22, 2023 11:30 AM)

Implementing a Safety Coach Program to Impact the Culture of Patient Safety (Sep 22, 2023 11:30 AM)

EBP Master Series: Established RN (Sep 22, 2023 11:30 AM)

Medical-Surgical Nurses' Experience of Managerial Coaching (Sep 22, 2023 11:30 AM)

Virtual Nurse/Bedside Nurse Relationships - Gaining Buy-In from Leadership/Staff (Sep 22, 2023 01:45 PM)

Psychiatric and Interventions Education for Nurses Reducing the Stigma towards Mentally Ill Patients (Sep 22, 2023 01:45 PM)

Tips to Survive the Next Pandemic: What We Learned Over the Past Three Years (Sep 22, 2023 01:45 PM)

Post-Traumatic Growth in Medical-Surgical Nurses During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Sep 22, 2023 02:15 PM)

Optimizing Outcomes with Short, Long, and Midline Peripheral Catheters (Sep 22, 2023 01:45 PM)

In the Name of Culture: A Medical Unit's Trifecta for a Healthy Workplace and Decreased Turnover (Sep 22, 2023 01:45 PM)

Put On Your Mask First - Daily Practices to Combat Chronic Stress and Burnout (Sep 22, 2023 04:00 PM)

Do You, or Someone You Know, Have Chronic Kidney Disease? Are You Sure? (Sep 22, 2023 04:00 PM)

Health Policy/Advocacy (Sep 22, 2023 04:00 PM)

All Things Skin: Resilience of A HAPI Prevention Program with Engagement, Energy, and Ownership (Sep 22, 2023 04:00 PM)

Viral Infections, Your Patients, and You (Sep 22, 2023 04:00 PM)

The Identity of the Medical Surgical Nurse (Sep 23, 2023 09:15 AM)

A Virtual Nursing Program in a Community Hospital: Start Small but Make a Big Impact (Sep 23, 2023 11:15 AM)

First Assess, Then Dress for Wound Success: Wound Care Basics (Sep 23, 2023 11:15 AM)

Sniff This: A Quality Improvement Project to Improve Sleep in the Inpatient Setting (Sep 23, 2023 11:15 AM)

EBP Master Series: Expert RN (Sep 23, 2023 11:15 AM)

Struggles and Solutions in Novice Nurses’ Communication (Sep 23, 2023 11:15 AM)

Cannabis Basics for the Nurse (Sep 23, 2023 01:30 PM)

Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC)/Long COVID (Sep 23, 2023 01:30 PM)

Microaggressions in Health Care Environments (Sep 23, 2023 01:30 PM)

Waste Reduction in the Clinical Setting; Florence Would Be So Proud (Sep 23, 2023 01:30 PM)

Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare (Sep 23, 2023 02:45 PM)

Closing Ceremony with Closing Address: RaDonda Vaught: Lessons Learned from the Criminal Case Against a Nurse (Sep 23, 2023 04:00 PM)


Opening Ceremony with Opening Address: Disruptive Innovation

Sep 21, 2023 3:00pm ‐ Sep 21, 2023 4:45pm

Identification: 102

Credits: None available.

This session will share how “disruptive innovation” can help nurses to practice to their highest potential in a rapidly changing practice environment.

No one with the ability to control content of this session has a relevant financial relationship to disclose with an ineligible company.

Learning Objective:
  • Create an action plan to address a current challenge by learning to think about the "possibilities."

Addressing the Staffing Crisis: Recommendations of the Nurse Staffing Task Force

Sep 21, 2023 5:00pm ‐ Sep 21, 2023 6:00pm

Identification: 111

Credits: None available.

This session will review the recommendations of the Partners for Nurse Staffing Think Tank and the Nurse Staffing Task Force.

No one with the ability to control content of this session has a relevant financial relationship to disclose with an ineligible company.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the outcomes of the Nurse Staffing Think Tank and Task Force.
  • Identify at least two contributions they can make to advance appropriate staffing in their work environment.

The Impact of a 4-Day Clinical Care Pathway for Pneumonia

Sep 21, 2023 5:00pm ‐ Sep 21, 2023 6:00pm

Identification: 112

Credits: None available.

Diagnosis-specific clinical care pathways are evidence-based management guidelines supported by extensive literature, spanning decades, that demonstrate the ability to reduce healthcare costs while improving patient outcomes. The presenters of this session will share how they developed a four-day pneumonia care pathway which recommends best practice at various days of the hospitalization. This pathway when implemented in a hospital is an effective tool to reduce 30-day hospital readmissions, 30-day hospital mortality rates, and 360-day mortality post-hospital discharge.

No one with the ability to control content of this session has a relevant financial relationship to disclose with an ineligible company.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the process for developing a clinical care pathway
  • Describe at least two elements of a pneumonia care pathway.

Reading Body Language for Nursing Safety

Sep 21, 2023 5:00pm ‐ Sep 21, 2023 6:00pm

Identification: 113

Credits: None available.

Nurses are front-line workers in the healthcare industry and encounter over 20,000 assaults per year. This session aims to reduce victimization (nurse assaults) by arming the nursing profession with understanding and tactics to prevent attacks from happening as well as personal safety. We will zero in on body language behaviors that are displayed by those that intend to assault. Knowing these pre-assaultive behaviors can play a vital role in your daily work life.

No one with the ability to control content of this session has a relevant financial relationship to disclose with an ineligible company.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe nurse assault statistics
  • List the mental thought process an attacker will use prior to an attack
  • Describe the body language indicators of a person ready to attack, describe the verbal indicators of a person ready to attack, and list the steps you can take to protect yourself from an attack.

Up in 3 and Home in 1: Creating an Outpatient Stay Unit

Sep 21, 2023 5:00pm ‐ Sep 21, 2023 6:00pm

Identification: 115

Credits: None available.

This session will share the results of a project to increase the number of same-day and 23:59-hour discharges among post-operative primary total joint replacement (TJR) patients, as measured by data extraction from the electronic medical record (EMR).

No one with the ability to control content of this session has a relevant financial relationship to disclose with an ineligible company.

Learning Objective:
  • The learner will be able to state strategies to increase same day and 23:59-hour discharges.

EBP Master Series: Emerging RN

Sep 21, 2023 5:00pm ‐ Sep 21, 2023 6:00pm

Identification: 114

Credits: None available.

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is critical in the ever-changing world of healthcare. Most nurses have heard about it. Some learned it in their undergraduate, graduate or doctoral programs. Some have never had any exposure to EBP in school or the real world. Do you have a culture that supports EBP where you practice? This session will address the role of evidence-based practice for the emerging nurse.

No one with the ability to control content of this session has a relevant financial relationship to disclose with an ineligible company.

Learning Objectives:
  • Articulate the definition of EBP and how it fits with practice.
  • Assess the state of the organization where RN practices and readiness for EBP.
  • Reflect on personal EBP competencies and opportunities for growth.

What Happens When a Nurse Is Caught Diverting

Sep 22, 2023 9:30am ‐ Sep 22, 2023 10:40am

Identification: 201

Credits: None available.

Many nurses find themselves seeking ways to escape the pain and desensitize themselves from the trauma they endured during the pandemic. As more nurses are turning towards ways to numb this pain, we are seeing an increase in diversion of narcotics from the workplace. During this general session, we will outline and discuss the process of how a nurse is suspected of diverting narcotics and the investigation utilized prior to the accusation of diversion. We will then continue our discussion on the journey a nurse takes once their employer reports the nurse to their state board of nursing and what steps are needed to protect the RN license and obtain necessary help to recover.

No one with the ability to control content of this session has a relevant financial relationship to disclose with an ineligible company.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the prevalence of diversion
  • Understand the investigation process and repercussions associated with diversion.

Roadmap to Implementing a Virtual Care Nursing Center

Sep 22, 2023 11:30am ‐ Sep 22, 2023 12:30pm

Identification: 211

Credits: None available.

This session will share the background and steps for implementing a virtual care center. Discussion will include defining virtual nursing/virtual care in the acute care setting and identifying the benefits of virtual care, steps to implement virtual care, and organizational stakeholders.

No one with the ability to control content of this session has a relevant financial relationship to disclose with an ineligible company.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define virtual nursing/virtual care in the acute care setting
  • Identify benefits of virtual care and steps to implement virtual care
  • Identify organizational stakeholders.

Implementing a Safety Coach Program to Impact the Culture of Patient Safety

Sep 22, 2023 11:30am ‐ Sep 22, 2023 12:30pm

Identification: 213

Credits: None available.

Safety coaching is a fundamental function that focuses on how to learn from front-line employees about close calls and safety issues. This session will share the efforts of one institution to implement a peer-to-peer safety coach program and increase our staff perception of safety.

No one with the ability to control content of this session has a relevant financial relationship to disclose with an ineligible company.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the principles for building a safety coach program
  • Develop a plan for creating a safety coach program at their own facility
  • Appreciate the correlation to and impact of a safety coach program on the culture of safety in the organization and department.

EBP Master Series: Established RN

Sep 22, 2023 11:30am ‐ Sep 22, 2023 12:30pm

Identification: 214

Credits: None available.

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is critical in the ever-changing world of healthcare. Most nurses have heard about it. Some learned it in their undergraduate, graduate or doctoral programs. Some have never had any exposure to EBP in school or the real world. Do you have a culture that supports EBP where you practice? This session will address the role of evidence-based practice for the established nurse.

No one with the ability to control content of this session has a relevant financial relationship to disclose with an ineligible company.

Learning Objectives:
  • Articulate how the PICOT format serves as a search strategy
  • Formulate PICOT questions
  • Refine PICOT questions and begin to search.