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Schedule of Events



We are pleased to present the session schedule for REACH 2017. Simply click on the session title links to view a full description including the name of the speaker(s) and learning objectives. The paper and case study session information will be added soon. Please check back for updates to the schedule as information becomes finalized.

Please note:

  • The Leadership Course, Professional Tours, and the Preconference Sessions are extra cost events and are not included in the full conference registration rate.
  • The Leadership Course will be held Wednesday, November 8, 8am–4pm.
  • There are three Professional Tour options going to two different facilities.  
    • Wednesday, November 8, 2017
      • 8 am–12 pm Seattle Children's
    • Thursday, November 9, 2017
      • 9:15 am–12:15 pm Harborview Medical Center
      • 1:15–4:15 pm Harborview Medical Center
  • REACH 2017 activities officially begin on Wednesday evening at 4:15 pm with the Opening Reception.

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday
8–4pm

Leadership Course 6.5 credit hours 
Kathleen Bartholomew, RN MN

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

7am–6:30pm

Registration Open

8am–Noon

Professional Tour 1 (PT1) chicon3
Seattle Children's

(extra cost event)

8–11:30am

Preconference Sessions (Extra cost events)

 REACHing Your Potential: Therapeutic Neurorehabilitation in Nursing (001) 3.25ch icon
Jason Knox, PT C/NDT

What I Didn’t Know – Helping Family Members Transitioning
into the Caregiving Role (002) 3.25ch icon
Michelle Camicia,PhD(c) MSN CRRN CCM FAHA
Barbara Lutz, PhD RN CRRN
Maria L. Radwanski, MSN RN CRRN

12:30–4pm

Preconference Sessions (Extra cost events)

Advanced Correlative Brain and Spine Anatomy: Stroke, TBI and SCI (003) 3.25ch icon
Linda R. Littlejohns, RN

Developing an Action Plan to Rejuvenate SPHM Programs (004) 3.25ch icon
Gail Powell Cope, PhD ARNP FAAN

Official REACH 2017 Starts

4:15–5pm

Grand Opening and Welcome from the President

5–6:30pm

Reception with Exhibits and Posters in the Resource Center 

Up to 3 CH for Posters

Thursday, November 9, 2017

7am–5:30pm

Registration Open

7–8am

Continental Breakfast with Exhibits and Posters

8–9am

 Keynote General Session
Inspired Nurse (101)  chicon1
Rich Bluni, RN

9–11am

 Resource Center with Exhibits and Posters

9:15–10:15am

Advocating the Value and Role of Rehabilitation Nurses (102) chicon1
Michele Cournan, DNP RN CRRN ANP-BC
Jeremy Scott, MA
Jordan Wildermuth, MSW

9:15am–12:15pm

Professional Tour 1 (PT1) chicon2 5
Harborview Medical Center

(extra cost event)

11am–Noon

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Partnering for Universal Safe Patient Handling & Mobility (201)
Gail Powell Cope, PhD ARNP FAAN

Non-pharmacological Treatments for Chronic Pain (202)
Rhonda M. Williams, PhD

A Patient-Centered Action Plan for Stroke Prevention (203)
Prem Nathenson, MSN

Evidence Based Continence Care: Bowel and Bladder Management (204)rx credits art resized
Christine Cave, DNP FNP-C MSN RN CRRN EP-C

Noon–1pm

Lunch on Your Own

1:10–2pm

Paper Sessions chicon.75

Readmissions (301)

Traumatic Brain Injury (302)

Safety (303)

Home Care/Discharge(304)

1:15pm–4:15pm

Professional Tour 3 (PT3) chicon2 5
Harborview Medical Center 

(extra cost event)

2–4pm

Resource Center with Exhibits and Posters

4–5pm

 Case Studies chicon1

Autonomic Dysreflexia (305)

Interdisciplinary Team (306)

Administration (307)

Continuum of Care (308)

5:10–6pm

Paper Sessions chicon.75

Discharge and Transition (401)

Spinal Cord/TBI (402)

Medical Complexity/Oncology (403)

Administration (404)

Friday, November 10, 2017

7:30am–5pm

Registration Open

7:15–8am

Continental Breakfast

8–9am

Founder's Address (103) chicon1
Building Bridges, REACHing for Opportunities
Grace Campbell, PhD MSW RN CRRN

9:10–10:10am

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Putting Guidelines into Practice: Optimal Treatment of Heart Failure (501)rx credits art resized
Lisa D. Rathman, MSN CRNP CCRN

 Post-Stroke Depression: Screening and Management (502)rx credits art resized
Konstantinos D. Kostas, PhD

Applying Current Evidence in Care of Older Adults (503) rx credits art resized
Elizabeth A. Phelan, MD

Get Serious! About Preventing Healthcare Acquired Infections (504)
Ellen Jones, RN BSN MBA
Mary McCord, BSN CIC

10:20–11:30am

Annual Member's Meeting

11:40am–12:30pm

Paper Sessions chicon.75

Quality Improvement/Productivity (601)

Bowel/Bladder/Sexuality (602)

The Rehabilitation Nurse (603)

The Role of the Caregiver (604)

12:30–1:30pm

RNJ Consultations

1:30–2:30pm

Special Interest Group (SIGs) Meetings chicon1

Administration Management 
Admissions Liaisons
Advanced Practice
Case Management/
Insurance Consulting
Educators
Staff Nurses

2:40–3:40pm

Case Study Sessions  chicon1

Interdisciplinary Team (605)

TBI (606)

End of Life/Conjoined Twins (607)

Bariatric Population (608)

3:50–4:20pm

Mentoring/Networking (505,506,507) chicon.5
Award Winning Ideas
Award Winners

CRRN Review (609)
Rita M. Freudenthal, RN BSN CRRN
Barbara Winters-Todd, MSN RN CRRN

4:30–5:30pm

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Research and Quality Improvement: Contributions to Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Nursing and Improved Patient Outcomes (701)
Beverly S. Reigle, PhD RN
Anne Deutsch, PhD RN CRRN

Co-Occurring TBI and PTSD in Military Populations (702)
Natalie Dong, PhD ABPP
Lisa McPeak, MD

Preventing Falls with an In-Room Video Monitoring System (703)
Michele Cournan, DNP RN CRRN ANP-BC

New Germ Outlaws: Join the C.S.I. Team (704)rx credits art resized
Ellen Jones, RN BSN MBA
Mary McCord, BSN CIC

Saturday, November 11, 2017

7:30am–12:30pm

Registration Open

7:15–8am

Continental Breakfast

8–9am

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Ventricular Assist Device Technology in the Rehabilitation World (801)
Maureen Le Danseur MSN APRN ACNS-BC CRRN CCM
Marcia Stahovich, RN, CCRN

The Impact of the Impact Act (802)
Michele Cournan, DNP RN CRRN ANP-BC

Two Minutes to Alleviate Seated Pain—and More (803)
Lee Barks, PhD ARNP

CRRN Review (804)
Rita M. Freudenthal, RN BSN CRRN
Barbara Winters-Todd, MSN RN CRRN

9:10–10:10am

Special Interest Group (SIGs) Meetings chicon1

Gerontology
Home Health Care
Pain
Pediatrics
Researchers
Subacute
VA/DOD

10:20–11:10am

Paper Sessions chicon.75

Wheelchair/Dying/Discharge (901)

Trach/Pressure
Injury/Infection (902)

Skilled Facilities/Nurse Practitioner (903)

CRRN Review (904)

11:20am–12:20pm

Seattle's Pike Place, FISH, and Me? (104) chicon1
Maria L. Radwanski, MSN RN CRRN

1:30–5:30pm

Post Conference Workshop (Extra cost event)

 The Right Setting for the Right Patient at the Right Time (005) 375ch icon4
Michele Cournan, DNP ANP-BC CRRN FNP