The IMPACT Act Course: Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Outcomes

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February 16-17, 2018
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
Tampa, FL

This 2-day course will describe how the components of the IMPACT Act has changed reporting for post-acute care (PAC) settings as well as the mandatory reporting quality measures for care delivery and documentation. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations require all PAC settings to assess and document specific quality measures for each patient. Attendees will learn strategies to address these quality indicators and implement evidence-based strategies to improve patient outcomes. This interactive course will allow you to learn from experts in rehabilitation nursing and improve quality patient care.

Evidence-based nursing interventions for each of the following quality indicators will be addressed: Cognitive Patterns, Functional Abilities, Skin Conditions, Falls, and Bowel and Bladder Continence.

Upon completion the learner will be able to: 

  • Discuss the implications of the IMPACT Act on PAC settings.
  • Describe the quality measure reporting outlined in the IMPACT Act.
  • Integrate evidence-based interventions for each quality measure.
  • Describe potential inter-professional interventions to improve patient outcomes.
  • Relate the nursing interventions to ARN's Competency Model.


Kathy Clark, MSN RN CRRN
Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehab & Specialty Hospital
Warm Springs, GA

 Jill Rye
Avera McKennan Hospital
Sioux Falls, SD


Day 1 – Friday, February 16
1–6 pm

Day 2 – Saturday, February 17
8:30 am–3 pm

Early Bird Rate through 1/19/18 Regular Rate
Member $299 $349
Nonmember $429 $479

10.25 Hours

Target Audience:
Nurses, nurse managers, educators, case managers, nurse techs, PPS coordinators, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and all other team members in the following settings: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and Home Health Agencies (HHAs).

Continuing Education Credit

ARB accredidationThe Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ARN designates this activity for a maximum of 10.25 hours. You can earn 1 nursing contact hour (CH) for every 60 minutes of educational time. You must complete and submit an online evaluation form for each session you attend to receive CHs. CHs available for each session are listed in the schedule of events.

Hotel Information
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
2225 N Lois Ave
Tampa, Florida, 33607-2355
Phone: (813) 877-6688

Rate:     $159 Single/$169 Double

Cutoff Date: January 16, 2018
(Breakfast included for hotel guests with group rate.)

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be made in writing. A $100 processing charge will apply to all cancellations. No refunds will be made on cancellations postmarked after February 1, 2018. All refunds will be processed after the conference. ARN reserves the right to substitute faculty or to cancel or reschedule sessions due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If ARN must cancel, registrants will receive full credits or refunds of their paid registration fees. No refunds can be made for lodging, airfare, or any other expenses related to attending the conference.