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Concurrent Sessions


 

Advocating the Value and Role of Rehabilitation Nurses (102)

michelle cournanMichele Cournan, DNP ANP-BC CRRN FNP
Director Quality/Risk
Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital
Northville, NY

Jeremy Scott, MA
Government Relations Director
Drinker Biddle
Washington, DC

jeremy scott

Jordan Wildermuth, MSW
Health Policy & Advocacy Manager
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Chicago, IL

Description:
Listen and Learn as ARN's Government Relations team walks you through ARN's Health Policy and Legislative Agenda and what steps are being taken to address these issues in Washington, D.C.

jwildermuth resizedLearning Objectives:

  • Identify and discuss ARN health policy and advocacy issues
  • Describe ARN's Health Policy activities in relation to rehabilitation nursing practice
  • Discuss opportunities to support ARN's Health Policy and Advocacy Agenda

 

Partnering for Universal Safe Patient Handling & Mobility (201)


jordan wildermuthGail Powell-Cope, PhD ARNP FAAN
Associate Director, HSR&D Center of Innovation
James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital
Tampa, FL

Description:
This presentation will focus on the importance of partnerships and collaborations for realizing universal safe patient handling and mobility in all healthcare settings. We will discuss the barriers to implementation that have to do with the complexity of the healthcare environment and human relationships, different types of partnership and collaborations that have been shown useful in public health advances, and the application of them to SPHM.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss contextual barriers to implementation of SPHM
  • Differentiate different types of partnerships
  • Apply the concept of partnership to the widespread adoption of SPHM in healthcare

 

Non-pharmacological Treatments for Chronic Pain (202)


rhonda williamsRhonda M. Williams, PHD
Rehabilitation Psychologist and Associate Professor
VA Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

Description:
This presentation will provide overviews of several empirically supported treatments for chronic pain, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness meditation, self-management, and hypnosis. Highlights from an ongoing research project comparing hypnosis, meditation, and education will be provided. Strategies to integrate these principles into day-to-day care environments (e.g., using helpful language, fostering realistic expectations, providing education) will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Name two to three empirically supported treatments for chronic pain
  • Describe the biopsychosocial model and its application to chronic pain
  • Identify examples of specific strategies to integrate these principles and interventions into day-to-day practice

 

A Patient-Centered Action Plan for Stroke Prevention (203)


prem nathensonPrem Nathenson, MSN
Nurse Practitioner-Wellness and Complimentary Care
Simple Path Health & Wellness
Lincoln, NE

Description:
The purpose of this presentation is to provide a structured tool to help patients establish goals and embark on lifestyle changes for healthy behaviors that help to manage lifestyle related risk factors for stroke. The six dimensions of wellness are used as a framework to describe the domains of wellness to establish a holistic approach. The Transtheoretical change model is used to assist providers in identifying the recipient’s readiness for change so that teaching strategies are matched with patient need. The presentation is based on current research supported by peer reviewed literature published in professional journals. Among the studies cited are the REGARDs Study and the Nurses' Health Study.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the six domains of wellness in relation to the determinants of health
  • Identify the key findings from the REGARDs Study and the Nurses' Health Study regarding the role of inflammation as a predictor of stroke and cardiovascular disease
  • Describe the components of an individualized stroke prevention action plan

Evidence Based Continence Care: Bowel and Bladder Management (204) Rx

 

christine caveChristine Cave, DNP FNP-C MSN RN CRRN EP-C
Chronic Care Manager
University of San Francisco
Concord, CA

Description:
This session will present an evidence based review of key recommendations from the current body of evidence on the management of bowel and bladder dysfunction.  Featured in this presentation will be the finalized evidence-based algorithms created by a national rehabilitation nurse task force led by Christine Cave (the Continence Care Task Force). These algorithms will be presented in the context of every day nursing practice, and in accordance with the ARN's Professional Rehabilitation Nurse Competency Model.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use the competency model for the professional role of the rehabilitation nurse to understand the key responsibilities of bowel and bladder nursing management in daily practice
  • Describe key recommendations from the body of evidence to manage bowel and bladder dysfunction in rehabilitation settings
  • Identify key support structures needed to implement evidence based practice in rehabilitation settings: continence champion, policies, documentation systems, dommunication tools, respectful interdisciplinary practice

 

Putting Heart Failure Guidelines into Clinical Practice (501) Rx

 

Lisa D. Rathman, MSN CRNP CCRN
Lead Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner
The Heart Group of Lancaster General Health/PENN Medicine
Stevens, PA

Description:
Chronic heart failure (CHF) is the only cardiovascular disease with an increasing hospitalization burden and significant health care expenditures. It is a complex syndrome that affects approximately 5.1 million Americans with an estimated 670,000 new cases diagnosed each year. It is the leading cause of hospitalization in the elderly. Although important progress has been made in the management of HF, this condition remains a common cause of morbidity and death. This session will review the latest guideline recommendations for the management of chronic heart failure.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the current landscape of HF in the United States
  • Discuss the newest guideline recommendations for the management of HF
  • Describe new therapies on the horizon for the management of HF

 

Post-Stroke Depression: Screening and Management (502) Rx

 

donstantinos kostasKonstantinos D. Kostas, PhD
Director, Health Psychology Services
AMITA-Alexian Brothers Neurosciences Institute
Chicago, IL

Description:
On average, the prevalence of Post-Stroke Depression (PSD) is 33% and Post-Stroke Suicide is 7%. In keeping with the Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Standard, this presentation will address key issues involved in identifying and treating PSD and identifying the differences between PSD, Apathy and Emotional Lability. Additionally, participants will learn how to develop an algorithm for the assessment of PSD in their healthcare system.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the difference between Non-Pathologic Sadness, Post-Stroke Depression (PSD) and Apathy
  • Participants will be able to identify five outcomes or areas most impacted by PSD
  • Participants will be able to develop an algorithm for assessing PSD in their health care system

 

Applying Current Evidence in Care of Older Adults (503) Rx

 

elizabeth phelanElizabeth A. Phelan, MD
Associate Professor  - Medicine/Gerontolgoy and Geriatric Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Description:
This presentation will use clinical cases to illustrate current, evidence-based care of older adults. Cases will include approaches to promote function and quality of life in adults with dementia as well as community resources that will assist with discharge planning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe evidence-based approaches to promote function and quality of life in older adults with dementia
  • Name at least two evidence-based health promotion programs that can support health and function and prevent disability among older adults living in the community
  • Recommend relevant community resources as part of discharge planning with older adults and/or their caregivers

 

Get Serious! About Preventing Healthcare Acquired Infections (504)

 

ellen jonesEllen R. Jones, RN BSN MBA
Infection Preventionist
Community Rehabilitation Hospital Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

 

Mary E. McCord, BSN CIC
Infection Preventionist
Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis
Chesterfield, MO

mary mccordDescription:
Have you ever wondered if what you do matters? It matters. The things you do, or don't do can prevent, or be the cause of serious or potentially life-threatening infections? In this session, learn how you can prevent a CAUTI or CLABSI, both of which can lead to life-threatening SEPSIS. Learn how to take a “Quick” look at the signs and symptoms of sepsis to prevent further complications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three ways to prevent CAUTI
  • Identify three ways to prevent CLABSI
  • Recognize the signs of SEPSIS early and initiate action to minimize harm

rita freudenthalCRRN Review Sessions

 

Rita M. Freudenthal, RN BSN CRRN
Patient Care Coordinator
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo
Largo, FL

 

barbara winters-toddBarbara Winters-Todd, MSN RN CRRN
HealthSouth
Birmingham, Alabama

 

 

 

Mentoring/Networking Award Winning Ideas (505,506,507)

Hear directly from the 2017 ARN role award winners! Each winner will serve as a moderator during the Award Winning Ideas Mentoring/Networking Sessions on Friday, November 10 from 3:50–4:20 pm. Session leaders will present an innovative solution to problems that they have encountered in their role.

CRRN Review Test Taking Tips (609)

 

Barbara and Rita will discuss study plans to ensure success in preparation for the CRRN exam.

  • Describe ways to develop a plan to study for the CRRN
  • Identify ways to prepare for the CRRN exam

 

Research and Quality Improvement: Contributions to Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Nursing and Improved Patient Outcomes (701)

 

anne deutschAnne Deutsch, PhD RN CRRN FACRM
Senior Research Public Health Analyst
RTI International & Northwestern University, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

 

 

beverly reigleBeverly S. Reigle, PhD RN
Director of Cancer Survivorship Program
University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute
West Chester, OH

Description:
This presentation addresses the significant role research plays in contributing to the body of rehabilitation nursing knowledge and providing the evidence for rehabilitation nursing practice. Equally important is the clarification of the role and process of quality improvement in rehabilitation nursing care and how iQI differs from the research process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the contribution of research results to the body of rehabilitation nursing knowledge and patient outcomes
  • Discuss the quality improvement models pertinent to rehabilitation nursing practice and the impact on patient outcomes
  • Differentiate the roles and processes of research and quality improvements in rehabilitation nursing

 

 

Co-Occurring TBI and PTSD in Military Populations (702)

 

natalie dongNatalie Dong, PhD ABPP
Director, Center for Polytrauma Care
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Tacoma, WA

 

 

 

lisa mcpeakLisa McPeak, MD
Medical Director, Polytrauma-Seattle
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Tacoma, WA

 

Description:
TBI has been called the "signature injury" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many service members return from combat deployment with a history of exposure to explosive blasts and other common causes of brain injury. These service members may present to their health care provider years later with concerns regarding brain injury and memory loss. In this presentation, we will dispel common myths associated with TBI, discuss diagnostic criteria, recovery from brain injury, and provide a primer on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which is a frequent co-occurring diagnosis among combat Veterans and is known to interfere with cognitive function.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the three levels of TBI severity, their outcomes, and the most common residual symptoms associated with concussion.
  • Describe evidence-based treatment for residual symptoms of concussion and at least two factors frequently associated with persistent symptoms following concussion.
  • Identify the relationship between combat-related concussion and PTSD, and the stepped care model for treating co-occurring TBI and PTSD.

 

Preventing Falls with an In-Room Video Monitoring System (703)

 

michele cournanMichele Cournan, DNP ANP-BC CRRN FNP
Director Quality/Risk
Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital
Northville, NY

Description:
Falls are a major issue in rehabilitation settings. This program will describe one facility’s journey to reduce falls by implementing a video monitoring system. The impact of this implementation on falls, sitter costs and patient, family and staff satisfaction will be discussed. Development of an implementation plan and lessons learned will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the process for implementing a video monitoring system
  • Describe the barriers to implantation of a video monitoring system
  • Describe benefits of a video monitoring system

 

New Germ Outlaws: Join the C.S.I. Team (704) Rx

 

ellen jonesEllen R. Jones, RN BSN MBA
Infection Preventionist
Community Rehabilitation Hospital Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

 

Mary E. McCord, BSN CIC
Infection Preventionist
Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis
Chesterfield, MO

Description:
Two recently evolving organisms are acting outside the normal rules (the Outlaws). CRE and ESBL are inflicting illness (the Crime Spree) across the country right now. Learn about these perps and how the nation’s healthcare community (C.S.I) is proposing measures (Antibiotic Stewardship) to combat their actions. Take this opportunity (it's your Shot) to obtain the knowledge (get your Gun) to be part of the solution (join the C.S.I Team) so you can protect your patients from these nasty and frequently fatal infections.
Do you know how CRE is different from VRE? Why do CRE and ESBL need infectious precautions but MRSA and VRE might not? Did you know that resistance is being spread to different kinds of organisms through transfer of genetic material? The session will also introduce Antimicrobial Stewardship, its value, new regulatory requirements, and your essential involvement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the differences between CRE, VRE, and ESBL and shed light on how they developed
  • Enable Nurses to help patient, families and healthcare team members understand CRE and ESBL and the impact on care
  • Learn why Nurses must be part of the new national movement for antimicrobial stewardship and the role they play

 

Ventricular Assist Device Technology in the Rehabilitation World (801)


maureen le danseurMaureen Le Danseur MSN APRN ACNS-BC CRRN CCM
Acute Physical Rehabilitation CNS
Sharp Memorial Hospital
San Diego, CA

 

 


marcia stahovichMarcia Stahovich, RN, CCRN
Advanced Clinician, Mechanical Circulatory Support
Sharp Memorial Hospital
San Diego, CA

Description:
This session will review a variety of continuous flow pumps. Patient management with associated VAD numbers will be discussed. Case studies will be presented to reinforce learning. Key components to shared care with a VAD center will be identified. Staff competency, patient education and patient discharge competency will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss latest VAD devices and patient management
  • Describe key components to a competency based program

The Impact of the Impact Act (802)

 


michele cournanMichele Cournan, DNP ANP-BC CRRN FNP
Director Quality/Risk
Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital
Schenectady, NY

Description:
This presentation will review the current requirements for PAC settings under the Impact Act and review any proposed new requirements. A panel discussion will then feature leaders in IRF, Home Health, LTACH and Nursing Home settings to discuss successes and challenges with collecting data for these new requirements. Audience members will be provided the opportunity to ask questions of our experts and share their challenges and successes with implementing the requirements of the Impact Act.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore successes and failures in implementation of the required elements under the Impact Act through Interact with peers from other PAC setting
  • Review current and proposed required elements under the Impact Act effecting PAC settings
  • Discuss the implications of data reporting under the Impact Act

 

Two Minutes to Alleviate Seated Pain—and More (803)

 


lee barksLee Barks, PhD ARNP
Nurse Researcher III
Veterans Administration
Tampa, FL

Description:
Rehab nurses are powerful determinants of health outcomes. Breathing, eating, safety, physical function, and quality of life are directly related to posture resulting from, among other things, patient positioning and supporting surfaces. This session presents findings of a pilot study of a nursing intervention and what you can do to work smarter and not harder to improve patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the reasons the intervention was needed
  • Identify the five factors of a multifactor nursing intervention used with nonambulatory persons
  • Identify outcomes of the nursing intervention

CRRN Review Test Prep (Part 1) (804)

 

One study strategy for the CRRN exam includes test prep questions. Attend this session, to practice questions with the group and discuss rationale of correct and incorrect answers.

  • Review sample type CRRN questions and how to formulate an answer
  • Practice in an open setting to frame a mindset for testing

 

CRRN Review Test Prep (Part 2) (904)

 

Continue practicing test prep questions to prepare for the CRRN exam.

  • Review sample type CRRN questions and how to formulate an answer
  • Practice in an open setting to frame a mindset for testing

 

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