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Join us in Edmonton
for the
NENA 2015 Conference
Come and be Prepared for The Unexpected!
Two and a half exciting days of learning, networking and
playing in one of Canada’s most beautiful cities!
April 30 to May 3, 2015
Prepare for the Unexpected – Working in Emergency Department
National Emergency Nurses
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NENA Conference 2015
#308 - 7171 121 Street,
Surrey, BC V3W 1G9
If you have any Questions? PHONE: S. Lyons, NENA Conference Chair 604.594.5407
or EMAIL: [email protected]
To ensure course materials are ready for you at the conference
your registration and payment must be received by April 24, 2015
Registration fee includes workshops, nutrition breaks, lunches, and social on Thursday evening.
BEFORE March 13, 2015
After March 14, 2015
STUDENTS (full registration)**
One DAY Rate
Pre-Conference CAMEN
Pre-Conference Wound Care
Scavenger Hunt at WEM
We must receive written notification of your cancellation.
A $50.00 processing fee will be deducted from the registration refund. No refunds after April 1, substitutes accepted.
Airport Shuttle
Transportation from the Edmonton Airport to the DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton
is available from
Skyshuttle only stops when service has been requested.
Rides must be Pre-Booked online or by phone 1.780.465.8515. Cost $18.00 one way or $30.00 round trip.
Stay Close to the Action — HOTEL RESERVATIONS:
(attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservation and method of payment)
DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton
16615 109th Avenue North West, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 4K8 Phone 1.780.484.0821
Room rates:
Deluxe 2 Queen $169.00 Single/Double + tax
Deluxe 1 King $169.00 Single/Double + tax
1 King Suite $219.00 Single/Double + tax
Free Parking
Hotel will extend the above rates three (3) days before and after the Conference, subject to guestroom availability.
The Mayfield Dinner Theatre is situated at the DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton Hotel.
The Academy Award winning ‘CABARET’ will be playing during the NENA 2015 Conference.
For more information or to book a reservation call: 1.877.529.7829
Study Credits: Nursing CME credits are 15 hours
Thursday April 30, 2015 08:30 – 16:30 — $275.00
Collaborative Advanced Airway Management for Nurses (CAMAN)
Do you find yourself wishing you knew more about airway management? Do you want to understand the WHY’s
and the HOW TO’s of intubation and how to care for your patient after the tube is placed? Then this is the course
for you, regardless of the type of hospital or nursing station you work in.
Participants work together to use a staged approach to oxygen delivery and ventilation techniques, including
management of the difficult to ventilate patient. Learn options for your team when facing a difficult or failed
Thursday April 30, 2015 12:30 – 17:00 — $100.00 limit 40 participants
(includes handouts and refreshments)
Best Practices in Emergency Wound Care
Coordinator: Carole Rush, RN, M.Ed., CEN, ENC(C), FAEN
Presenters: Leslie Whitney – Convatec, Jennifer Derzaph - Johnson & Johnson (Dermabond), Jessica Clarke - 3M
Healthcare, Tracy Parker -Molnlyke Health Care
This workshop will cover current best practices for acute emergency wound care, and includes
Assessment/ documentation
Normal wound healing
Cleansing and irrigation
Assisting with closure options
Use of best practice wound care products including
dressing options
Follow up referral options
Hands on demo skill stations
Become an acute wound care champion!
Thursday April 30, 2015
14:00 – 20:00 Registration
Conference Program
18:30 – 19:00 Opening Ceremonies
19:00 – 20:00 PLENARY - Street Drugs
Det. Guy Pilon, Edmonton Police Service
Increase your knowledge of street drugs:
become familiar with their names, what they
look like, and how they are being used.
Enhance your skills in identifying drug abuse
in your patients. Become familiar with their
names, what they look like, and how they are being used.
20:00 – 20:30 NENA AGM
20:30 – 22:00
Welcome Reception, Drinks and Appetizers
Friday May 1, 2015
07:00 – 08:00 Registration
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast P.A.R.T.Y. (Provincial Association Representatives Report To You)
09:00 – 10:00 PLENARY - Game of Thrones – How to be a Person of Influence
AnnMarie Papa, DNP, RN, CEN, NE-BC, FAEN, FAAN
Ever wonder why some people always seem to come out on top or get the
resources they need? We will explore styles of influence and how to best
negotiate for positive outcomes in all situations.
10:00 – 10:25 Nutrition Break, Poster Session, Exhibits
10:25 – 11:15
Resuscitation Simulation (space limited)
Included in this session will be the opportunity to practise one adult and one
pediatric resuscitation, followed by a debriefing session.
Pediatric Homicide Sheila Early, RN, BScN This is the ED Nurse’s worst
nightmare. Learn how forensic nursing principles can help you through it.
Top 10 Tips to Improve Care of Older Adults in the ED
Carole Rush, RN, MEd, CEN, ENC(c), FAEN and Colleen Brayman, RN, BScN
Practical and evidence-based ideas to improve emergency care of the increasing numbers of older adult patients in both ED and Urgent Care settings.
Emergency Nursing Jeopardy William D. Hampton, DO, MM, BA, AS
Learn while you play along with this power point version of the game show…you
may even win a prize.
11:25 – 12:15
Resuscitation Simulation (repeat) (space limited)
Included in this session will be the opportunity to practise one adult and one
pediatric resuscitation, followed by a debriefing session.
Emergency to Primary Care Pam Holberton, RN, MN
A quality improvement partnership to enhance patient care that includes referring
patients directly from triage to an after-hours Primary Care Networks Clinic.
Code Orange - Multicasualty Incidents: How we get it done as a Team
Sherri Morrish, RN, MScN
Using the 57-patient mass casualty bus crash incident, the presentation will
focus on collaborative efforts from multidisciplinary teams throughout three health
authorities in British Columbia. Discover what we did right and lessons learned.
Accidental Hypothermia William D. Hampton, DO, MM, BA, AS
Accidental hypothermia is seen among a wide variety of patients in various
clinical circumstances. Understanding its effects on specific organ system
dysfunction, laboratory abnormalities, and ACLS modifications can lead to
dramatically improved outcomes. Using a case-based format, review terminology,
epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and correct disposition of the hypothermic
adult and pediatric patient.
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
Resuscitation Simulation (repeat) (space limited)
Included in this session will be the opportunity to practise one adult and one
pediatric resuscitation, followed by a debriefing session.
Myth Busters II Colleen Brayman, RN, BScN
In a sequel to last year’s popular workshop, the presenter will use evidencebased information to bust five more common medical/nursing assessment myths.
Reacting Effectively to Victims of Sexual Assault
Cathy Carter-Snell, RN, PhD, SANE-A, ENC(c)
This session will discuss the adverse consequences faced by sexual assault
patients and give key suggestions for how emergency nurses can intervene.
Anaphylaxis and other Allergic Emergencies
William D. Hampton, DO, MM, BA, AS
Anaphylaxis is an acute, potentially life-threatening emergency that patients
may present with. Understanding the pathophysiology of allergic reactions can
lead to improved patient care and outcomes. Using an interactive case-based
format, this lecture will explain allergic reactions; the causes, epidemiology, and
treatment of anaphylaxis; and the care of the adult and pediatric patient with
Resuscitation Simulation (repeat) (space limited)
Included in this session will be the opportunity to practise one adult and one
pediatric resuscitation, followed by a debriefing session.
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Blaine J. Allan
Stressors in the Emergency department can be overwhelming; critical incident
stress can happen immediately, be delayed or accumulate over time. Critical
Incident Stress Management (CISM) can significantly decrease the stress,
compassion fatigue, sick time, and absenteeism in your department. A variety
of interventions will be shared to help staff cope with these excessive stressors
before they get out of hand.
Embracing Cultural Diversity in the Workforce and Patient Population
AnnMarie Papa, DNP, RN, CEN, NE-BC, FAEN, FAAN
Explore the special needs of diversity to promote a culture of regard and
acceptance in healthcare settings.
How to Give a Good Presentation Dr. William Sevcik, BEd, MD, FRCP Associate
Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency, Site Chief Emergency
Calling ALL Instructors! Some people love to give presentations, others are
very nervous. This presentation will give you some great tips, whether you are
speaking to 5 people or 35.
15:05 – 15:30 Nutrition Break, Poster Session, Exhibits
15:30 – 16:30 PLENARY - To Bleed or Not to Bleed Dr. William Sevcik, BEd, MD, FRCP Associate
Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency, Site Chief Emergency
Participants will be made aware of new treatment options for thrombosis
management in the ED setting: comparing and contrasting new vs old modalities.
West Edmonton Mall SCAVENGER HUNT $7.00
(Participate individually or in teams of four)
Have fun and get to know your fellow conference
delegates while exploring North America’s largest
retail mall. Participants will receive a WEM
shopping bag, mall map, and coupon book with
great deals. Follow the trivia sheet and find
attractions throughout WEM. Turn your entries
in Friday night to the Conference Registration
Desk. Winners of some great prizes will be
announce Saturday morning at the conference!
Saturday May 2, 2015
07:00 – 08:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast
08:10 – 09:10 PLENARY - You Stuck What Where? Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, CFRN, FAEN
Chatting about foreign objects, the complications, and best method of removal.
Bimanual Deep Vessel Compression in Life-threatening Exsanguination:
from case to guideline Matthew Douma, RN, BSN, ENC(c), CNCC(c)
This presentation is of special interest to anyone who has attempted to temporize
life-threatening hemorrhage from the inguinal region, groin, pelvis, or inferior
The “Man Flu” Gone Bad Virginia Wheeler, RN, BSN
We all deal with patients that present very stable at triage and appear to be a
candidate for an MD office visit who then deteriorate in the waiting room. The
pitfalls of labelling patients with things like “The Man Flu” will be discussed.
Consequences of a Rocky Mountain High
Dawn Paterson, RN, BScN, ENC(c) and Rosemarie Enokson, RN, BScN
A case study of the unique presentation of a traveller with shortness of breath,
dizziness, headache, and ataxia after returning from a business and ski trip.
Changing the Negative Outcome of Long ED Wait Times
Steve Gagne, BSN, CNCC(c)
A triage nurse’s biggest nightmare is having a waiting room full of patients waiting
to see a physician without the clinical support to reassess the patients. Learn
how the Jean-Talon Hospital increased the safety and quality of care in their
waiting room.
09:50 – 10:15 Nutrition Break, Exhibits
10:15 – 11:05
Connecting in Crisis: Nurses and Family Presence
Rosemary Schmidt, RN, BScN, MN, ENC(c)
Family presence in resuscitation has been recognized as a valuable experience
for patients and family members, however, there is minimal education for staff
on how to initiate or implement presence. Concrete ideas and suggestions for
implementing family presence will be discussed.
Does this Disease Make Me Look Fat?
Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, CFRN, FAEN
Recognition and care of the patient with eating disorders.
Gun Violence in Canada and Resulting Wound Management
Brian Lee, RN, BScN, ENC(c), CFRN, SBStJ
A brief review of Canada’s shooting tragedies and the medical/legal reporting
requirements of gunshot injuries will be presented. The trauma care of
penetrating injuries, specifically ballistic wound management, will be covered.
Myths in the Emergency Department Dr Jared Bly, MD, CCFP(EM), Emergency
Physician, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton
Emergency Departments often do things the same way because that is how it
has always been done! Dr Bly will enlighten the audience with numerous myths
and why we should bust them!
11:15 – 12:05
Identifying Pediatric Rashes Dr Melissa Chan, MD, FRCPC
Rashes come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. While many are simple, some can
be a sign of a complex and possibly life-threatening disease. Rapid recognition is
vital for children and those who care for them.
Inverted P’s, Flipped T’s? I think I’m Having Chest Pain! A beginner’s guide
to 12-lead ECG interpretation Eugene Mondor, RN, BScN, MN, CNCC(c)
Unfamiliar with the 12-lead ECG? Learn how to develop a systematic approach
to examining the 12-lead and identity possible changes in cardiac function.
Nurse Fatigue: The Cost of Caring Deborah Currie, RN
The subject of nurse fatigue encompasses every venue of nursing. Health care is
a 24/365 business that relies on its employees to care for the public with respect,
dignity, and compassion. The health of the nurse directly impacts the health of
the patient.
Disaster Nursing: Preparing for the Unexpected in the ED
Cathy Carter-Snell, RN, PhD, SANE-A, ENCc and Nicola Waters, RN, MSc, PhD
Even with advanced preparation, when disaster strikes the public will react
in unpredictable ways and situations will occur that no one anticipated. The
speakers have had numerous encounters with mass-casualty incidents and will
share their experiences and observations.
12:05 – 13:05 Lunch, Exhibits
Airway Management in the Bariatric Patient
Heather Peddle Bolivar, BA, BScN, RN, CNCC(c)
Caring for bariatric patients presents many challenges; it is essential that ED
nurses are able to provide knowledgeable and sensitive care.
Do you smell what I smell? Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, CFRN, FAEN
Recognition and care of patients abusing inhalants.
So What’s Eating You? Necrotizing Fasciitis!
Eugene Mondor, RN, BScN, MN, CNCC(c)
This presentation will focus on the pathophysiology, assessment, and diagnosis
of Necrotizing Fasciitis. A case study highlighting surgical, medical, and nursing
care will be highlighted.
From the Line to the Lab: Improving Practice in VAD Blood Collection
Susan Csatari, RN
Between 70 and 85% of all clinical decisions are based on laboratory results;
best practice in blood collection from vascular access devices will improve
laboratory test result accuracy, increase patient safety, and decrease time lost
to re-draws. This presentation addresses the key issues pertaining to specimen
quality and promotes understanding of the factors that contribute to hemolysis,
contamination or dilution of the specimen, and other common issues.
14:10 – 15:00
Don’t Just Guess at the GCS Carole Rush, RN, MEd, CEN, ENC(c), FAEN
Practical tips on consistent use of GCS and review of other neuro assessment
tools for emergency care.
Legal Issues for the Emergency Nurse: What you need to know
Rosemarie Enokson, RN, BScN
A look at the legal risks for emergency nurses from the perspective of a legal
nurse consultant who has reviewed over 63 emergency-related cases.
What’s Your Motive? Lateral Violence in the Workplace
AnnMarie Papa, DNP, RN, CEN, NE-BC, FAEN
This session will explore the motives behind our conversations and interactions
with others. We will take a humorous look at turning the tables to understand how
to promote professionalism and accountability in a culture of safety and inclusion.
Behind the Mask-An Assessment Tool for Interviewing Glenna Trout
This presentation will give you another tool for your assessment of patients
by providing a glimpse into understanding facial features and their associated
meaning, allowing you to recognize the underlying emotional canvas upon every
face you meet.
15:00 – 15:30
Nutrition Break, Exhibits
15:30 – 16:30
PLENARY - Bridging The Gap in Blood Collection Panel – Geri St Jean, RN, CSN;
Lab TBA; Moderator Susan Csatari, RN, Sponsored and facilitated by BD Canada
Good specimen quality helps ensure accurate test results and fewer rejected
specimens. This leads to improved patient outcomes and decreased re-work
for both Nursing and the Lab. BD Preanalytical Systems supports both Nursing
and Lab professionals, and recognizes their shared accountability for patient
outcomes based on specimen results. Providing opportunities for both groups to
come together lays a foundation for ongoing collaboration to address common
issues and innovate for solutions.
Sunday May 3, 2015
07:00 – 08:00 Continental Breakfast
08:00 – 09:00 PLENARY - The Art of Storytelling AnnMarie Papa, DNP, RN, CEN, NE-BC, FAEN
Once upon a time there was a nurse! Storytelling is a part of the art and science
of nursing. Join us as we take a journey through ED nursing practice and
understand how these stories define and expand our practice.
09:10 – 10:10 PLENARY - Emerging Infectious Diseases: Health Care Workers Safety
Speaker TBA
We live in a world where human populations are increasingly interconnected so it
is not surprising that the number of infectious disease outbreaks and the number
of unique illnesses causing these outbreaks are also increasing. The need for
Healthcare workers to be prepared at all times is paramount.
10:10 – 10:30
Nutrition Break
10:30 – 11:30
PLENARY - Are All Patients With Chest Pain the Same?
Sherry Stackhouse, RN, BScN, Grant Innes MD, FRCP(C), Professor and Senior
Resarcher Dept. of Emergency Medicine University of Calgary
This presentation will review screening of chest pain for acute coronary
syndrome and the appropriate treatments. Included will be any updates to the
ACLS/PALS algorithms if available by conference time.
11:30 – 11:50
Closing and announcement of NENA Conference 2016