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 Optional Events


Wednesday, October 29 | 8 am–Noon or Thursday, October 30 |Noon-4 pm

Professional Tour

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

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Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation CenterRancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (Rancho), home to the Rancho Levels of Cognitive Function, is a 219-bed medical center providing a full range of acute medical, surgical, and rehabilitation services. Rancho offers diagnostic specific units for pressure ulcer management, spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, and pediatrics. The center also provides outpatient primary care medical homes for spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, and other neurological diagnoses. Rancho offers a robust outpatient therapy program, including the Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology, Seating Center, Adaptive Gym, and Wellness Center for persons with disabilities.

Preregistration is required.

Fee: $25

Thursday, October 30 | 4:30–7:30 pm

RNF Dinner Symposium

The New Safety Science: Transforming Education & Practice

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Gwen Sherwood, PhD RN FAAN

Rehabilitation Nursing FoundationFor the past 7 years, Dr. Sherwood has been co-investigator for the award-winning Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The project prepares nurses to prioritize quality and safety as part of their daily work. Breakdowns that occur regularly in our healthcare systems are magnified in the quality and safety outcomes that have been revealed in numerous reports. Nurses are at the forefront of leading change by applying the six competencies defined in the QSEN project. Transforming systems of care requires that we deliver patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics. Safety belongs to each of us—what commitment to change are you willing to make? This exciting presentation offers attendees the opportunity to

  • examine driving forces for improving systems to improve quality and safety outcomes of care
  • describe the six competencies from the QSEN project that are required for nurses and other health professionals
  • demonstrate interactive learning activities to engage providers in changing care to avoid process breakdowns.

Preregistration is required.

All proceeds will benefit the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation (RNF).

Fee: ARN Member $210, Nonmember $260