February 6 Program

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Health care organizations are challenged with maintaining consistently high levels of safety and quality over time and across health care settings.  Join leading quality experts at this unique forum where health care leaders discuss the critical safety and quality issues facing their organizations and network to find the solutions they need to be more successful.  ANA’s 2014 Quality Conference offers strategies and tools to help organizations create and sustain quality initiatives while improving financial goals.  From discussions on interprofessional and ambulatory care, to exemplary patient safety programs, strategies for empowering frontline nurses and more, this promises to be one of our most engaging and exciting conferences ever! Just look at what we have planned:




 7:00 - 8:30 am


8:30 - 10:00 am

Opening Session:

Conference Welcome and Introductions
Karen Daley, PhD, RN, FAAN, President, ANA

Creating Joy, Meaning and Safer Health Care  
Keynote Speaker: Lucian Leape, MD, Adjunct Professor of Health Policy at Harvard School of Public Health
Do physical or psychological factors at work leave you feeling more vulnerable than fulfilled? You’re not alone. Lucian Leape, Chairman of the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation, defines the vulnerable workplace and seven safety strategies to change it for the better. Implementing his strategies will help you improve organizational effectiveness, staff satisfaction, and patient outcomes.
Session #102

10:00 - 10:30 am


10:30 - 11:30 am

Abstract Sessions:

Research to Understand the Implications of Novice Practice
Elizabeth Spiva, PhD, RN, PLNC from Wellstar Health
Kathleen Lucke, PhD, RN from University at Buffalo
Session #103

Tools to Address Nursing Sensitive Indicators
Jean Beckel, DNP, RN, MPH, CNML from St. Cloud Hospital
Dan Bazzoli, BSN, RN from WVU Healthcare
Session #104

Delivering Quality for Antepartum Patients
Raquel Kelly, MSN, RNC-MNN, RN-BC from Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Laurel Schultz, MS, BSN, RN from Highland Hospital
Session #105

Partnering to Reduce Recidivism
Nan Solomons, MS, BA from MaineHealth
Dawn Moeller, MHA, BSN, RN, CEN from Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
Session #106

New Approaches to an Old Challenge: Reducing Falls
Laurie Smith, MSN, BSN, RN, CEN from Billings Clinic
Felisha Alderson, BSN, RN, CRRN from Christiana Care Health Systems
Session #107

Collaborative Strategies to Reduce Infection
Maria Palleshi, RN, DNP, APRN-BC, CCRN from DMC Harper University Hospital
Chandra Speight-Rahilly, MA, RN, CMSRN from Vidant Medical Center
Session #108

11:30 - 1:30 pm

Session #109

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions:

Nurse Leadership: Moving Beyond the CUSP of Quality Care 
Christine Goeschel, ScD, MPA, MPS, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
The Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) at Johns Hopkins University Hospital is unique in its approach to improved outcomes via a supportive patient safety culture. Christine Goeschel takes you through CUSP’s five phases—safety awareness, cultural assessment, senior level partnership, staff education and implementation of a new toolkit—and shows you how you can adapt them for your own use at the unit level. CUSP is a roadmap with its own toolkit and checklist!
Session #110

Cultivate Tranquility and Balance Through the Practice of Mindfulness
Dawn Bazarko, DNP, MPH, RN, Senior Vice President, Center for Nursing Advancement, United Healthcare

Are you looking for ways to improve your own well-being while delivering a more patient-centered, high quality care experience? Dawn Bazarko, a certified Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator, will guide you through a number of practices to help lower your stress, improve your listening skills, enhance your overall health, and be more in the moment when providing quality patient care. With a regular Mindfulness practice, you will learn practical techniques to approach common patient situations with heightened awareness, higher quality thinking and enhanced compassion and empathy. This powerful practice helps us to connect more deeply and meaningfully with ourselves and with others, including our patients.
Session #111

Care Coordination:  Surviving & Thriving in Inter-Professional Care Settings
Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University 
Do you really know your role when part of an inter-professional team providing patient treatment?  Or which model of care might transcend others?  Gerri Lamb slices through the care coordination maze to show you successful models that drive communication at all care touch points. Using research and real world case studies, she’ll help you learn to identify and overcome the obstacles to working effectively across disciplines and settings. You’ll emerge with a new title: expert collaborator!
Session #112

Ambulatory Care: Nursing Care on the Go!
Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Dean, Jefferson School of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University
As the landscape of high tech and virtual care rushes by in the migration to ambulatory care, the challenges become dizzying. Beth Ann Swan, Dean of the Jefferson School of Nursing gives you strategies to demonstrate your unique contribution to quality patient care in ambulatory settings.   You’ll learn about patient-centered models that unify the role of the RN in care coordination and transitional management.
Session #113

2:30 - 3:00 pm


3:00 - 4:00 pm

Abstract Sessions:

Creating Safe Environments for Patients and Staff
Jay Villaflores, BSN, RN from Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
Alyssa Yoder, MSN
Session #114

Strategies for Sepsis Survivial!
Cindy Marino, MSN, RN from Hahnemann University Hospital
Juli Kliger, MPA, BSN, BA, RN from The Altos Group
Session #115

Education and Evironment: Does It Matter?
Kathryn Krause, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, NEA-BC from Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Cheri Hunt, MHA, RN, NEA-BC from Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Session #116

Technology Triumphs: Where's your Data?
Alice Rushing, BSN, RN, CRRN, LSSHGB from Hendricks Regional Health
Sameera Ahmed, RHIA from Lehigh Valley Health Network
Session #117

APN? Clinical RN? Engaging in Quality
Renee Roberts-Turner, DHA, MSN, Ed, RN, CPHQ from Children's National Medical Center
April Capu, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC from Vanderbilt University Hospital
Session #118

Critical Quality Imperatives: What does the Research Reveal?
Elizabeth Spiva, PhD, RN, PLNC form WellStar Health
Heidi McNeely, MSN, BSN, BA, RN, PCNS-BC from Children's Hospital Colorado
Session #119

4:00 - 4:30 pm


4:30 - 5:30 pm


What's Next in Quality Improvement?
Patricia Brennan, PhD, RN, FACMI, Lillian L. Moehlman Bascom Professor, School of Nursing and College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wish innovation could make your work more effective and fulfilling?  Don’t miss this session led by Patricia Brennan on streamlining workflow and  using electronic tools to better leverage patient-generated and clinician-generated data.  You will learn how these tools can  help enhance the quality of your nursing practice, your patients’ wellbeing, and your overall career satisfaction.
Session #120

5:30 - 6:00 pm

Book Signings

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Session #121