Schedule at a Glance
Thursday, April 12
Concurrent Session Tracks (Include various levels throughout each track)
- Interprofessionalism and Teamwork
- Leadership and Management
- Clinical Application and Translation into Practice
|8 - 9 a.m.||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|9 - 9:15 a.m.||
Welcome and Introductions
Kathryn Lothschuetz Montgomery, PhD, RN,
|9:15 - 10:15 a.m.||
COMMANDER LURA JANE EMERY KEYNOTE
Daniel J. Pesut, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Discover how to shape the future of health care using the power of purpose, the awareness of influence, and the value of professional practice responsibilities (choice) that influence nursing care differences that sustain a 21st century health care system.
|10:30 - 11:45 a.m.||
Concurrent Session 1
1A: Shared Medical Appointments in the Medical Home (Intermediate)
Shared medical appointments provide benefits of improved access to health care, productivity, and education through optimal inter-professional collaboration. Shared appointments foster patient education, health behavior coaching, and counseling, in addition to the individual clinician-patient visit.
1B: Staffing Methodology — Creating the Evidence (Novice)
Staffing decisions require professional judgment rather than sole use of standardized metrics. Staffing needs are specific to clinical settings and cannot rely only on fixed staffing models or prescribed patient formulas. This presentation describes the Veterans Affairs' (VA) development of staffing evidence.
1C: Evidence Reviews: Assessing Their Quality and Usefulness (Expert) — Interactive Session
Considering the challenges in finding, critically appraising, and synthesizing information, review articles may provide the most feasible resource for clinicians searching for solutions to health problems. Yet, reviews vary considerably in quality and breadth. This presentation examines the type of evidence reviews, the hallmarks of a quality review, and the challenges in conducting such reviews.
|11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.||Lunch on your own|
|1:15 - 2:30 p.m.||
Concurrent Session 2
2A: Advancing Practice through Teamwork (Intermediate)
This session highlights the impact of inter-professional collaboration from clinical practice, education, and research. Examples of teamwork that will be described include, but are not limited to, evaluation of implementation of new technology in long-term, geriatric educational initiatives as well as comprehensive dementia care in an ambulatory care setting.
2B: Leading by Publication: Informing Professional, Lay, and Scientific Communities (Intermediate) — Interactive Session
Tina Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Patricia G. Morton, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN
Kristin Seidl, PhD, RN
Charlene C. Quinn, PhD, RN
This session features discussion on how to write and translate clinical evidence-based projects and research into meaningful publications.
2C: How to Convert Evidence into Practice: The Case of Nurse Staffing and Patient Outcomes (Expert)
This session will focus on the evidence we have on nurse staffing and outcomes for hospitalized patients. After a brief review of the current evidence, we will discuss approaches to putting this evidence into practice, considering the nature of the evidence and the realities of practice situations. This session will appeal mostly to nurse managers and researchers interested in the relationship between nursing and patient outcomes.
|2:45 - 3:45 p.m.||
DISTINGUISHED LECTURE (All)
Patient-centered medical homes hold great promise for improving the quality, costs, and experiences of care. The VA health care system has launched its own brand of medical homes—Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACTs)—in the largest implementation of its kind in the nation. This talk will describe the emergence of the PACT model and the role of evidence-based quality improvement and interprofessional practice to accelerating the effect of PACT innovations.