conference brochure - National Association of Clinical Nurse

Innovative health care delivery, specifically transitions
of care, in an age of health care reform and increased
visibility of CNS’s practice outcomes are the watchwords
for the 2015 conference. The conference will highlight
novel approaches to CNS practice within the three
spheres of influence: the client sphere (individual, family,
community), the staff sphere (nurses, nursing practice),
and organization/system sphere.
Schedule Highlights
Pre-Conference Sessions 8:30am – 11:30am
Education - Developing Clinical
Judgement From Theory to Practice
Research - Challenges of Intervention
Research for the Clinical Nurse Specialist
Legislative/Regulatory - What You Need to Know
About Independent Practice and Reimbursement
Pre-Conference Session
12:30pm – 5:30pm
Opening Ceremony
Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN,
Opening Keynote Speaker
20 Concurrent Sessions
New Member & First Time Attendee Orientation
Poster Presentations
Opening Reception
Friday, March 6, 2015
Award Presentations
21 Concurrent Sessions
Poster Presentations
Incoming President’s Luncheon
Dave Hanson, General Session Speaker
Saturday, March 7, 2015
7 Concurrent Sessions
Lisa Summers, CNM, DrPH,
Closing General Session Speaker
Exhibit Hall Will Be Open
Thursday & Friday, March 5-6
The Conference Hotel
Loews Coronado,
400 Coronado Bay Road, Coronado, CA 92118
Discounted rates for attendees;
$199 for single & double occupancy. Make your
reservations by calling the hotel directly at
1-800-815-6397. Reservations must be made before
February 4th, 2015 to receive the discounted rate.
Mention the NACNS Conference when calling.
From Airports: Super Shuttle Shared Ride
Van Service - $16 one-way.
Taxis: Est. $45 one-way from San Diego Airport.
Hotel Parking: $15+tax/daily self-park or $32+tax/
daily for valet parking
Continuing Education:
An application for contact hours will be submitted
to the PA State Nurses Association. We anticipate
approximately 10 plus hours will be offered for
the main conference with ADDITIONAL hours
available for pre-conference sessions as well as
poster evaluation. Pharmacology credits will be
available for a number of sessions. Please note that
a pharmacology pre-conference session will provide
you with 4 pharmacology CE.
In an ongoing effort to conserve the resources of the
association and our planet, the complete NACNS 2015
Conference Schedule will only be available in PDF format.
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
7:30am – 8:30am Pre-Conference Registration
8:30am – 11:30am
Pre-Conference Sessions
Education - Developing Clinical
Judgment: From Theory to Practice
Presenters TBD
Research - Challenges of
Intervention Research for the
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Cynthia Bautista, Jan Foster, Susan Fowler, Karen Rice and Mary Fran Tracy
CNS Roving Rounds-Reaching Frontline Nurses Across All
Settings to Improve Pain Knowledge
Maureen Krenzer
Session A2:
Re-Designing Health Care Team Communication to Improve
Discharge Preparation
Kristi Opper
Development and Trial of a Patient Screening Tool Utilized by
Clinical Nurse Specialists to Facilitate Transition to Discharge
Destination: An Experience from a Canadian Acute Care
Katalin Pere
Perceptions of Readiness for Hospital Discharge, Quality of
Discharge Teaching, and Post-Discharge Coping Difficulty
Legislative/Regulatory - What You Gabriella Malagon-Maldonado, Jacqueline Hiner and Monika
Need to Know About Independent
Practice and Reimbursement
Presenters TBD
Session A3:
11:30am – 12:30pm Pre-Conference
The Influence of the CNS in Implementing a Delirium Initia
tive at a Community Hospital
Angeline Dewey
12:30pm – 5:30pm
Pre-Conference Sessions
Clinical Nurse Specialist as Consultant: Interprofessional Delirium Management Project
Main Conference Registration
2:00pm - 6:00pm Linda Heitman
Thursday, March 5, 2015
7:30am - 7:00pm
7:30am – 8:15am
8:15am – 8:30am
Opening Ceremony
8:30am - 8:45am Welcome Remarks
8:45am – 9:45am
Opening Keynote Speaker:
“Role of Clinical Nurse Specialist in a Culture of Health”
Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Cedars-Sinai, Opening Keynote Speaker
9:45am – 10:00am
Awards: Researcher of the Year, Preceptor of the Year, Educator of
the Year
10:00am – 10:30am
AM Break
Concurrent Session A | 10:30am – 11:45am
Session A1:
Improving Nurse Knowledge and Attitudes about Caring for
Hospitalized Patients with Persistent Pain
Allison Keen
Improving Pain Management Through Student Nurse, Faculty
and Staff Collaboration
Mary Lynn Parker and Jole’ Mowry
Challenges Faced While Implementing a Delirium Assessment
and Prevention Guideline on an Inpatient Medical Unit
Jeri Smith
Session A4:
The Trouble With Tonsils......
Susan Sorge
“Wake Up Little Susie, Wake Up”: Implementing the Pasero
Opioid Induced Sedation Scale in a Children’s Hospital.
Jane Hartman
Effectiveness of the State Behavioral Scale in the Pediatric
Intensive Care Unit
Christine Perebzak
Session A5: Clinical Management Lecture
Common Elderly Beat: Atrial Fibrillation, Revised Management
Guidelines and Nursing Implications
Christine Cutugno
Session A6: Symposium
Alarm Fatigue: Strategies to Safely Manage Clinical Alarms and
Prevent Alarm Fatigue
Anita White, JoAnne Phillips, Patti Radovich, and Carolyn Crumley
11:45am – 12:45pm
11:45am – 12:45pm
NACNS New Member &
First Time Attendee
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us for lunch, door prizes, and information on all the exciting
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clinical nurse specialists.
Concurrent Session B | 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Session B1:
Transforming Cardiac Outcomes: Implementation of the
RACER (Rapid Assessment of Chest Pain and EKG Response) Team by the Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialists
Barbara DeRossett and Lisa Job
The Outcomes of a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Initiative to Engage Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Heart
Failure Care
Cynthia Webner
The Prevalence and Clinical Relevance of Sexual Dysfunction in Women with Pulmonary Hypertension
Todd Tartavoulle
Session B2:
Just a Click Away! Tools, Tips and Technologies for Diabetes
Management at your Fingertips
Mary Beth Modic
Enhancing System Integration: The CNS Role in an e Policy
Tech Management System
Anita White
“Impacting Patient Safety: CNS’ Use of Electronic Data to
Evaluate Use of Medications Associated with Falls”
Suzanne Purvis
Session B3:
Implementation of an Early Nurse-led Family Meeting in a
Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU)
Huixin Wu
Every Patient Every Time: Developing Consistent Communication Practices to Improve the Patient and Family
Experience in Care Coordination
Katherine Kurbjun
Including the Patient in their Care - Bedside Shift Report.
Catherine Brennan and Mary Kisting
Session B4:
The Great Debate Continues… Why Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice is Still Relevant
Elissa Brown, Deborah Messecar and Anita White
Introducing the Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist to the
Ambulatory Setting and Culture
Karen Warfield and Teresa Pepin
Participation of Nurses in Health Services Decision-making
and Policy Development: A Global Perspective
Susan Smith
Session B5: Clinical Management Lecture
Dealing with Dementia: Are You Ready?
Sharon Gunn
Session B6: Symposium
Transitions in Care: Living Up to the Promises of Evidence
Based Practice
Lisa Hopp, Leslie Rittenmeyer and Jane Walker
Session B7: Clinical Management Lecture
Characteristics of Children Using an Enclosure Bed
Eileen Sherburne
Concurrent Session C | 2:15pm – 3:30pm
Session C1:
An Interprofessional Approach to Implementing a Nurse
Driven Foley Removal Protocol in a Multi-Hospital System
Deborah Solomon
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection Roadshow: Driving the Rate to Zero
Melissa Ciccarelli
Implementation and Sustainment of Hospital-Wide Evidence
Based Practice (EBP) Bundles to Prevent Catheter Associated
Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)
Jesus Crespo-Diaz
Session C2:
Decreasing LOS at a Primary Stroke Center
Kimberly Holmes
Pushing the Evidence through Collaboration: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Reduces Inpatient Length of Stay
and Postoperative Complications
Kathleen Rea
Utilization of the Modified LACE Tool to Identify Patients at
High Risk for Readmission
Angeline Dewey
Session C3:
Turn of the page: Creating a Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Curriculum Across a Hospital System
Mary Beth Modic
Overcoming Barriers to Transform Patient Hygiene: Improving
Quality of Care, Satisfaction, Workflow Efficiency, and Cost
Mary Carol Racelis and Kydie Schriver
The CNS Role in Meaningful Recognition
Linda Tamburri, Myrna Young and Kathy Soriano
Session C4:
The Clinical Nurse Specialist/Wound Ostomy Continence
Nurse in an Advanced Practice Role: Preventing Hospital
Vittoria Pontieri-Lewis and Tracey Malast
Improving Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcer Rates: The Role
of the CNS in Transforming Practice
Rhonda Allan
Reducing Medical Device Related Pressure Ulcers: An Interprofessional Approach Using Data and Innovation to Improve
Adult and Pediatric Outcomes
Peggy Kalowes
Session C5: Clinical Management Lecture
Severe Aortic Stenosis: Medical Management of a Surgical
Theresa Cary
Session C6: Symposium
The Small Things Can Have the Biggest Bang for the Buck
Kyla Schoenwetter
Session D3:
The Flip Side of Things: The High Cost of Prone Positioning
Diane Barkas
Session C7: Clinical Management Lecture
Innovative Approaches to Diabetes Therapy and Education:
Tailoring Strategies to Meet the Needs of the Aging Adult
Kimberley Krapek
Tracheostomy Suctioning: An Evidence-Based, Interdisciplinary
Collaboration for Best Practice
Kristin Calvitti
3:30pm – 4:00pm
PM Break
4:00pm – 5:30pm General Session –
President’s State of the Organization Address & Award Presentations:
CNS of the Year, Clinician of
the Year
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Opening Reception &
Poster Session
Friday, March 6, 2015
7:30am - 7:30pm
7:30am – 8:45am
8:00am – 8:45am
Exhibits & Poster Viewing
8:45am – 9:45am
NACNS Business Meeting
9:45am – 10:00am
Award Presentations:
Student Poster Winner & Affiliate of the Year
10:00am – 11:00am
General Session Speaker
“Times of Change & Transition: Opportunities Abound for Clinical Nurse Specialists”
Dave Hanson
11:00am – 11:15am
AM Break
Concurrent Session D | 11:15am – 12:30pm
Session D1:
How do Pandora and Cassandra capture the value of the CNS?
Amanda French
Using a Qualitative Approach to Explore Nursing Faculty
Perceptions of Teaching Online
Yvonne Smith
Applying Evidence; An Electronic Solution to Improve
Patient Outcomes
Kerista Hansell
Session D2:
Exploring the Experiences and Needs of Children Visiting
the Adult Intensive Care Unit
Myra Cook
Did I just hear a.... “Pediatric Code Stroke”?
Adriana Senatore, Anthony Filipelli and Jennifer Bondarew
Is the Baby PURPLE? Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome
Lisa Laws and Kathleen Mahoney
Leading the Change: Educating the How To and Knows of
Non Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
Vittoria Pontieri-Lewis
Session D4:
Expansion of an ICU Based Nurse Initiated Intravenous Insulin Infusion Protocol into the OR and PACU Environments
Kristina Pearson
Xcitement for Xa: CNS as Orchestrator for Implementation
of an Organizational Transition from PTT to Anti-Factor Xa
for Heparin Monitoring
Molly Howard
Utilization of Cryotherapy in Decreasing the Incidence and
Severity of Oral Mucositis in Hematopoeitic Stem Cell Transplantation
Theresa Gorman and Mae McHugh
Session D5: Clinical Management Lecture
Demystifying Pharmacotherapy Management in Solid Organ
Transplant Pharmacotherapy: The Current State and Future
Winston Ally
Session D6: Symposium
Quality, Safety, Cost Reduction: Clinical Nurse Specialists Lead
the Way
Brenda Artz, Amy Seitz Cooley and Cynthia Stermer
Session D7: Clinical Management Lecture
Delirium Prevention in the ICU: Successful Implementation of
the ABCDE Bundle
Susan Smith
12:30pm – 1:45pm
Incoming President’s
Luncheon & Awards.
Presentations: Lyon Award, Davidson Award
Concurrent Session E | 1:45pm – 3:00pm
Session E1:
Infrequent Assessment of Pain in Older Adult Trauma Patients
Cheryl Lillegraven
Diagnosing Acute Pain in Hospitalized Children. A Systematic
Tracy Chamblee
Pause for POSS: Assessing Unintentional Sedation in Patients
receiving Opioids
Mary Ann Francisco
Session E2:
A, B, C’s and 1, 2, 3’s: Recognizing Pharmacological Risk When
Your Patient is Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Kathleen Mahoney
CNS Influence to Increase Staff Confidence and Decrease
Cesarean Section Decision to Incision Times: Use of Simulation Training to Develop a Multidisciplinary Obstetric
Rapid Response Team to Improve Patient Safety
Christine Somberg and Maryann Obassapian
A Perinatal Falls Screening Tool: Development, Implementation, and Outcomes
Brenda Baker
Session E3:
Transformational Leadership: The Co Collaboration role of
a Clinical Nurse Specialist Team Leader and Development
of a Clinical Metrics Scorecard
Kathy Tripepi-Bova
Formation of A CNS System Council: Transitioning to Coordinated Care Standards Across a Healthcare System
Shannon Johnson Bortolotto and Melanie Roberts
Peer Review is not Chart Review: Making a Real Attempt
to Improve Professional Performance
Kathleen Hill and Kelly Haight
Session E4:
Write it Right: Getting Published
Nancy M. Albert
Hot Topics, Burning Questions & Best Practices: Creation &
Sustainment of an Acute Care Journal Club
Courtenay Wannamaker
Better Nutrition through Interprofessional Education and
Collaboration: What’s to Eat?
Beth Quatrara
Session E5: Clinical Management Lecture
Getting to the Heart of Left Ventricular Assist Device
(LVAD) Management
Jennifer Colwill
Session E6: Symposium
Mission Possible: A Clinical Nurse Specialist Led Initiative
to Improve the Health of Mothers and Infants by Promoting the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Across a
Healthcare System
Marianne Allen and Deborah Schafer
Session E7: Clinical Management Lecture
Sickle Cell Anemia: Collaboration and Best Practice
Virginia Hallenbeck and Deborah Hanes
3:00pm – 3:30pm PM Break
Concurrent Session F | 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Sim-Stakes: Discovering the Root Cause of Patient Care
Errors through Simulation
Melissa Reynolds
Pediatric Massive Transfusion Simulation: Improving Interprofessional Team Performance through Innovation
Tracy Chamblee
Cultivating Competent Nurses One Step at a Time
Suzan Miller-Hoover
Session F2:
A Clinical Nurse Specialist’s (CNS) role in a multidisciplinary
order set committee to improve patient care outcomes and
hospital value-based purchasing (VBP) metrics.
Sarah Pangarakis
A CNS-Led Initiative: Earlier Response and a Team-based
Approach to Patient Clinical Deterioration
Linda Ozekcin
Lessons Learned in an Ongoing Randomized Controlled Trial
to Test the Effectiveness of a Multicomponent Intervention in
Improving Delirium Outcomes in Acute Stroke
Karen Rice
Session F3:
Care Settings are not Universally Equal: Tailoring the Falls
Approach to Prevent Harm in the ED
Ron Kraus
Horizontal Violence and the Relationship to Patient Falls:
Implications for Clinical Nurse Specialists
Elizabeth Rocha
A Bundled Approach to Fall Prevention
Thresa Isley
Session F4:
Alarm Fatigue: The Tale of The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Lynette Roush and Todd Yamokoski
Clinical Nurse Specialists across the continuum of care from
hospital to ambulatory: realigning the role of the CNS
Kristin Negley and Shauna Schad
Charting a Coarse for Seamless Inpatient Care Transitions: A
Voyage of CNS System Leadership
Kimberly Elgin
Session F5: Clinical Management Lecture
Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis, Who Needs it?
Rosemary Lee
Session F6: Symposium
Capturing Individual and Group Clinical Nurse Specialist
(CNS) Practice? Just Tap the App!
Jennifer Colwill and Meredith Lahl
Session F7: Clinical Management Lecture
Pharmacology Update for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Maureen Seckel
4:45pm – 6:00pm Task Force Forums
Saturday, March 6, 2015
7:30am – 12:30pm
7:45am – 9:00am
Concurrent Session g | 9:00am – 10:15am
Concurrent Session G | 9:00am – 10:15am
SeSSiOn g1: fAllS ii
A ProactiveG1:
Approach to Alcohol Withdrawal Management
in Proactive
Patientsto Alcohol Withdrawal Management
Sarah Pangarakis
Sarah Pangarakis
Improving Patient Safety and Awareness Through the ImImproving
Awareness Through the Implementation
of a Safety
Fall Alert
Anna Bird
Anna Bird
CNS Led: Regional Health Care System Journey to Zero
Led: Sensitive
Regional Health
for Nurse
1 Journey to Zero
Mary Waldo
Mary Waldo
SeSSiOn g2: frAmewOrK
G2: Implementation Science to Maximize Your
Are You Using
Implementation Science to Maximize Your
Improvement Projects?
Caroline Etland
Caroline Etland
Optimizing CNS practice across a Health System utilizing
a Health System utilizing
IHI Triple Aim
as a Framework
Jennifer Zanotti
Jennifer Zanotti
Sustaining Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) through DevelopSustaining
(EBP) through Development of a Specific
EBP Strategic
Elisa Jang
Elisa Jang
SeSSiOn g3: trAnSitiOnS ii
G3:Transition: Delays in Regaining Highest Level
Caught in the
Delays inFrom
of Mobility During
the Transition
ICU to
Floor Level
Sarah Pandullo
Sarah Pandullo
The Clinical Nurse Specialist: A Leader in Transitional Care
Specialist: A Leader in Transitional Care
Lianna Ansryan Klemp
Scripps Care Management Improves Care Transitions
Kristin Dixon, Felipe Gutierrez and Melissa Johnson
SeSSiOn G4:
g4: SePSiS
Best Practices In Sepsis; A CNS Lead Emergency Department
(ED) and Critical Care (CC) Quality Improvement Collaborative
Shannon Johnson Bortolotto and Robin Scott
Sepsis Bundle Development, Implementation, and Progression
using the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) as Facilitator
Phyllis McCorstin and Debby Rush
Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice: A Global
Susan Smith
SeSSiOn G5:
g5: Clinical
clinicAl Management
mAnAgement Lecture
Using Creativity, Staff Engagement, and an Interprofessional
Team to Improve Hospital-wide Glycemic Control
Siobhan Geary
SeSSiOn G6:
g6: Symposium
Stop the Noise: A CNS-Lead Quality Improvement around
Alarm Management
Stacy Jepsen, Sue Sendelbach and Sharon Wahl
SeSSiOn G7:
g7: Clinical
clinicAl Management
mAnAgement Lecture
Impact of Rapid Response Nurse on Patients who Experience
Severe Hypoglycemia in the Hospitalized Setting
Doris Meehan and Irma Moore
10:30am – 11:30am
Closing General
general Session Speaker: Lisa Summers, CNM, DrPH
EntEring a World of nEW PracticE challEngEs for thE clinical nursE
Poster Presentations
Thursday, March 5
1. Improving Transitions in Renal Transplant Recipients
using Vocera Care Experience (VCE) Discharge Module
Jessica Weber and Gwen Klinker
2. Improving the Outcomes of Colectomy Patients Across
the Transitions of Care
Kathy Brandi
3. Acute Transfer Process for an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
Emily Gormican Soens
4. Clinical and Fiscal Outcomes Facilitating and Sustaining a
SCIP-9 Improvement through CNS Leadership
Brandee Wornhoff
5. Level of Care Transitions in the Hospital Setting
Kimberly Nelson
6. Raising the Bar Clinical Nurse Specialists Improve
Hypoglycemia Outcomes
Gwen Klinkner, Helen Martin and Kristen Stine
7. A Pilot Project to Minimize Alarm Fatigue in Remote
Telemetry Units
Heather Bivens
16. Does Nursing Improve Healthcare Outcomes in
Homeless Veterans
Linda Caissie
17. Increasing Patient Engagement as a Quality Improvement
Sheryl Zang
18. Interprofessional Collaboration for Prevention of Ophthalmologic Complications in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit
Caryn Steenland
19. Patient Acuity and Nursing Workload Affects Patient
Emily Schmitt
20. Get Up and Go An interdisciplinary team approach to
early mobilization on a medical/surgical unit.
Carey Webster
21. Transforming Palliative Care to In-patient Hospice care
Shiow-Lan Wang
22. Satisfied Nurses Lead to Improved Outcomes
Regi Freeman
23. Investigating the Use of Instructional Videos on Social Media
to Increase Effectiveness of Hands-On Practical Applications
Julie Cronin
8. Use of a Low Stimulation Environment of Care to
Improve Outcomes for Infants with Neonatal Abstinence
Janice Ancona
24. Nurse Driven Quality Improvement to Enhance Standards
of Skin Care in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
Regi Freeman
9. The Assessment of Gastric Residual Volume Sacred Cow
Versus Evidence Based Practice?
Melissa Ciccarelli and Melissa Reynolds
25. A Patient & Family Centered Care Approach to
Transferring Accountability of Patient Care in the
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
Regi Freeman
11. How one Rapid Response Team Reduced Sepsis
Sheryl Zang
12. Innovative Practices to Improve Patient and Family
Experience An Interdisciplinary Team Approach
Molly Kaul
13. How the Implementation of a Fall Alert Team Affected
the Reporting Rate of Patient Falls
Anna Bird
14. Reducing Central Line Blood Stream Infections With
Daily Chlorhexidine Baths - A Potential Solution Leaves
Questions Unanswered
Kelly Keenan
15. An Innovative CNS Led Project Decreases Radiation
Exposure to Patients, Increases Efficiency of Nurses and
Reduces Cost Through the Implementation of ECG Guided
PICC Placement Technology.
Renee Butts and Todd Olrich
26. Implementing PEWS in an Acute Care Pediatrics Unit with
an Effective Pediatric Rapid Response Team Already in Place
Khanh Luu
27. Empower Professionalism, Optimize Resources, Unite
Multidisciplary services ED OBS UNIT
Patricia Blair
28. Team-Based Learning Improves Nurses’ Knowledge of
Cardiac Surgical Resuscitation
Ai Jin Lee
29. Improving Identification and Documentation of Altered
Skin Integrity
Hannah Musgrove
30. Barriers to Diabetes Self Management
Margie Hull
31. Patient and Nurse Factors that Drain Nursing Time in
Chest Tube Management
Myra Cook
Poster Presentations
Friday, March 6
32. Identifying Clinical Nurse Specialist Students’
Perspectives of Learning in Civic Engagement Activities
Jennifer Embree
33. Innovative Teaching Strategy for Best Practices in
Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection Prevention
Ashley Mickiewicz
34. Innovations in Intermediate Care Training
Shiow-Lan Wang
35. Taking Change of Shift Report to the Patient’s Bedside
Improving Safety, Satisfaction, and Engagement.
Ella Dohlin
36. Severe Hyperglycemia in the Hospital Med/Surg
Environments Why does it continue to occur?
Kristi Koo
37. Critical Event Debrief in Obstetrics Supporting an
Interprofessional Team
Jacqueline Hiner
38. Nursing Grand Rounds for Patient Teaching An
Innovative Clinical Education Strategy
Margie Hull
39. Development and Implementation of a Competency
Based Cardiac Catheterization Lab Orientation
Darilyn Paul
40. Unfolding Case Study Simulation Strategies to Promote
Clinical Judgment based on a Theatre Approach
Pam Bellefeuille
41. A Collaborative Model for CNS Orientation
Vivian Haughton, Claire Mooney and Amanda Shrout
42. Best Practice Using Alcavis Prior to Connecting or
Disconnecting Patients from Peritoneal Dialysis to Prevent
Patricia James
43. Utilizing an Interprofessional Team Approach and
Innovative Learning Activities to Teach Therapeutic
Delivery of Care Toward Patients Displaying Challenging
Kristian Del Rosario and Betty Lee
44. CLABSI Knock Out
Suzanne Davies and Kim-Cheree Jackson
45. What Would Florence Think of Us Now? Bridging
Research and Practice at the Bedside
Melissa Gordon, Natalie Shelton , Susan Tomlin and Courtenay
46. Costing Out Care Creating a CNS Outcomes
Summary Tool
Stella Riddell
47. Best Practices for Faculty Using iPad-mini to Enhance
Interprofessional Education
Carol Delville
48. Documentation of Chemotherapy Assessments from
Paper to Electronic
Ashley Mickiewicz
49. Implementation of a Pressure Ulcer Prevention
Rounding Tool
Anita White
50. Impact of a Clinical Nurse Specialist in a Rural
Multihospital Acute Care Setting Implementing Mild
Therapeutic Hypothermia for Post Cardiac Arrest Patients
Jennifer Campos, Crystal Honold and April Miller
51. The Clinical Nurse Specialist A Transformational Force for
Innovative Nursing Practice
Kim Hall and Ellen Harvey
52. Strategies to Decrease Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers
from a CNS Led Skin Care Team
Mary Bedell
53. Keep Them Moving. A Clinical Nurse Specialist Led Out of
Bed Nurse Driven Protocol.
Dolores Morrison
54. The Evidence-Based Practice Toolkit A Resource for
Changing Practice
Elisa Jang
55. Nurse Driven Backboard Removal Protocol Reduces Time
Patients Spend in Full Spinal Immobilization
Michael Allain
56. A Collaborative Approach to CAUTI Prevention,
Indwelling Urinary Catheter Use and SCIP - 9 Compliance
Cheryl Houseman
57. Care Transitions Innovative Role for Clinical Nurse
Specialist (CNS) as an Advance Practice Expert Leading
Inter Professional Team Approach to Improve Transitions
of Care and Quality Outcomes in High Risk Readmission
Vulnerable Populations
Eileen Haley and Melissa Meehan
Student Posters
1. Effectiveness of Home Health Care Provided by Nurses
to Patients with the Same Ethnic Backgrounds Diagnosed
with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 and Hypertension
Taeil Jun
2. An Investigation of the Effects on Alarm Fatigue with
Implementation of an Evidenced-Based Alarm Management
Jacob Ainsworth
3. Developing and Implementing a Delirium Screening,
Prevention, and Treatment Protocol in a Community
Hospital ICU
Sharon Newton
14. Nursing Knowledge on Anti-embolism Stockings
Karen Dombkowski
15. The Effect of Stroke Education on Stroke Readmission
Monica Vidaurri
16. Alarm Fatigue: Will Silencing Alarms Give a Voice to
Patient Safety?
Erin Phinney
17. Improved Transitions of Care through the Implementation
of a Discharge Summary Template and Provider Education
Lori Dzera
4. Safety Auditing as a Nursing Accountability Measure for
Hospital Fall Prevention
Nicole Huntley
18. CNS: Leading the Way to Better Glucose Control:
Implementing a Basal Bolus Insulin Protocol
Sally Hafner
5. CNS: Higher level of Safety: Overuse of Proton Pump
Inhibitors and Clostridium Difficile Infection
Lisa Larkin
19. A CNS-Driven Interdisciplinary Approach to Lower
Hospital Acquired-Clostridium Difficile Infections Rates
Jemmima Ojala
6. Motivational Interviewing to Engage Pediatric Patients in
Treatment and Management of Pain
Susan Tyler
7. Increasing Quality of Care with the Use of a
Competency Validation Tool
Elizabeth Sheldon
8. Examining a Combination Approach to Manage Pain in
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: A Literature Review
and Implementation Model
Samantha Kuplicki
9. Closing the Loop With Sepsis: A CNS Driven
Interprofessional Intervention to Reduce Time to First
Dose Antibiotic
Brian Pratt
10. Health Coach: Advancing the Clinical Nurse Specialist
Role in an Urban Community Wellness Center
Joycelyn Howard
11. Development of a Nurse-Driven Holistic Assessment
Tool for Terminal Restlessness at the End of Life
Sarah Hook
12. Bridge from Cancer to Cancer Survivorship
Andrea Andres
13. Peripheral IV Catheter Care; An Analysis of Flushing
Techniques & Line Management in the Pediatric Intensive
Care Unit
Whitney Harris
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Friday, March 6:
Sessions D:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
Sessions E:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
Sessions F:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
SATURDAY, March 7:
Sessions G:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
Refund/Cancellation Policy: Requests must be submitted
via email to [email protected] A $175 administrative fee will be
deducted from the refund. NACNS reserves the right to cancel
this program and return all fees in the event of insufficient
enrollment. In the case of cancellation, NACNS cannot be
responsible for other registrant expenses, including but not
limited to, reimbursement of airline or other transportation fares,
hotel or rental charges, deposits, or penalties. NO REFUND
REQUESTS will be accepted after February 20st, 2015.
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Fax to: 215-564-2175
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Registration fees include breakfast and lunch daily and CE credits.
 Early-Bird (received by 1/19/15) $450.00
 Advance (received by 2/23/15) $475.00
 Onsite $525.00
 Early-Bird (received by 1/19/15)
 Advance (received by 2/23/15)  Onsite $395.00
 Early-Bird (received by 1/19/15) $625.00
 Advance (received by 2/23/15) $650.00
 Onsite $700.00
Full Member Early-Bird (received by 1/19/15)
 Advance (received by 2/23/15)
 Onsite $665.00
Student Member Early-Bird (received by 1/19/15)
 Advance (received by 2/23/15)
 Onsite $495.00
 Early-Bird (received by 1/19/15) $225.00
 Advance (received by 2/23/15) $250.00
 Onsite $300.00
 Early-Bird (received by 1/19/15) $150.00
 Advance (received by 2/23/15) $175.00
 Onsite $225.00
 Early-Bird (received by 1/19/15) $300.00
 Advance (received by 2/23/15) $325.00
 Onsite $375.00
 Friday
 Saturday
 Thursday
 Morning Session: $110.00
Indicate Your Attendance:
 Education Pre-Con  Research Pre-Con
 Leg/Reg Pre-Con
 Afternoon Session: $250.00
Indicate Your Attendance:
 Pharmacology Pre-Con
GRAND TOTAL: $__________
Please indicate method of payment:
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Annual Conference
IS the
WWW.NACNS.ORGMarch 5-7, 2015 Loews Coronado
Bay San Diego, CA
Leading the Way
in Education, Research, and Practice – Locally to Globally
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, situated within
an extraordinary four-block radius of top-ranked
schools of Medicine, Public Health, and The Johns
Hopkins Hospital, provides students and faculty
with interprofessional opportunities and resources
unparalleled in scope, quality, and innovation.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
Post-Degree Opportunities
Continuing Education Programs
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Emergency Room
Nothing matters more than our children. At Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, located in Milwaukee, WI,
we believe that kids deserve the best. Our belief drives everything we do.
We are seeking your expertise.
At Children’s, you would be a part of a valued CNS team with the following responsibilities:
Provide leadership in clinical practice, education, research and professional development for
patient care staff within Patient Care Services.
Serve as the clinical practice leader; collaborating with the Patient Care Manager, Supervisors
and Medical Director to ensure competent nursing care to children and families.
Actively support the Children’s philosophy of professional practice and uphold the values and
standards of Patient Care
Participate in clinical improvement initiatives and ensure educational efforts are consistent with
Patient Care Service’s goals and strategic plan.
Collaborate as active member of councils and committees within the Professional Practice
Come visit us at our booth or go to one of Children’s Clinical Nurse Specialist presentations to hear our
Podium Session A4 – The Trouble with Tonsils -: Susan Sorge, MS, RN, CNS
Podium Session B7 - Characteristics of Children Using an Enclosure Bed - Eileen Sherburne, MS, ACNS-C,
Poster - Innovative Practices to Improve Patient and Family Experience: An Interdisciplinary Team
Approach - Molly Kaul, MS, RN, PCNS-BC
To apply for this opportunity, go to Search Clinical Nurse Specialist; or
send resume to [email protected]