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Tuesday
Courage is the choice and willingness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. As nursing leaders we are called upon to demonstrate both physical courage and moral courage on a daily basis. This session will discuss how nursing leaders find the strength to demonstrate courageous leadership every day and why It’s a critical pillar of exceptional leadership.
Learning Objectives:
  • Explore the need for courage in today’s professional environment.
  • Describe four characteristics of a courageous leader.
  • Develop a plan to lead intentionally, with courage.
Tuesday

Like a thief in the night, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) has stolen the lives of so many so quickly. A pandemic of this proportion has not been seen in 100 years. Remote patient monitoring technology is the solution to caring for COVID-19 infected patients while simultaneously keeping nurses safe. This innovative technology has several use cases such as preventing patient falls in hospitals and monitoring behavioral risk patients. Learn how you can use this technology to improve patient care.

Session sponsored by:

Wachter NOVA Healthcare Solutions


Learning Objectives:
  • How does virtual patient observation technology assist in the care of COVID-19 positive patients while protecting nurses?
  • Innovative healthcare technology helps with fall prevention of patients in hospitals.
  • Remote patient monitoring technology is the answer to costly 1:1 sitters.

Tuesday
With the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, the global healthcare information technology community has again been challenged to provide evidence-based solutions to aid clinicians in quick, effective clinical guidance. Dr. Hoelscher will discuss the original rapid deployment model as well as past interprofessional collaborative efforts between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to address prior infectious disease threats with the Ebola and Zika viruses. This previous work resulted in significant model development and best practices for an all-hazards approach to fully utilizing health IT resources to minimize risk to the public. The presenter will share how the historical responses to the Zika and Ebola viruses helped to map clinical workflows and rapidly deploy clinical decision support in a large integrated health system in Texas in response to COVID-19.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify three digital health technology advances during the time of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Describe the risks and benefits of Clinical Decision Support used in an EHR for the rapid identification of patients with potential infectious disease, such as COVID-19.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how the integration of digital health technologies can improve overall patient, as well as clinician, wellbeing and safety.
Tuesday
Join a historic exploration into Florence Nightingale’s passion for evidence-based practice and nursing research. This session will share examples of how Nightingale’s mentoring strategies were used in the development of health system and hospital-based programs to successfully engage clinical nurses in evidence-based practice and nursing research.
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the importance Florence placed on the sharing of data and early clinical case-based best practices.
  • Apply Nightingale’s passion for critical thinking and mentoring to the development of hospital-based programs to support evidence-based practice and nursing research.
  • Identify patterns of consistency in Florence Nightingale’s 1880 objectives and the 2020 National Institute of Nursing Research strategic agenda, discuss strategies to move this agenda forward.
Tuesday
We are caring, compassionate, hardworking healthcare professionals, but today's healthcare environment is challenging, complex, and ever-changing. Enhancing one's resilience—the ability to adapt to life's challenges and bounce back stronger—is an essential component in sustaining our caring, compassionate nature. Join fellow nurse leaders in this resiliency ”learning lab” where we'll focus on what resiliency is, why it’s important, and how we can build these positive practices in ourselves and our teams.
Learning Objectives:
  • Define resiliency and its impact on professional practice.
  • Describe evidence-based practices for building individual resilience capacity.
  • Explore strategies that cultivate a more resilient workplace.
Tuesday

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Tuesday
Many times in leadership we catch ourselves paying too much attention to the low performer. Every nurse leader has an example of someone they guided from being a poor performer to a successful professional. Too often, however, the stories of those who didn’t do well are heard over those who did. Using a scale for professional practice, we’ll review how to see someone drifting down and work with them before losing them. We’ll also learn how to gauge when your efforts aren’t successful and it’s time to terminate.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify components of professional practice.
  • Define success for a low performer.
  • Early intervention is the key.
Tuesday
This session will share best practices and tools for budgeting, staffing, and scheduling for the nurse leader. The information will help you develop a clear path between the workload, budget, staffing plan, and schedule. All components need to work together effectively to succeed with effective use of resources, meeting department goals, and promotion of patient safety.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify components of best practice in budgeting, scheduling and staffing.
  • Identify the relationship between budget, position control, staffing plan and the schedule to deliver an effective staffing budget.
Tuesday
This session will present how the metamorphic stages of the butterfly mirrors becoming a transformational leader. Successful growth as a leader requires pausing (cocooning). Pause practices will be discussed that allow leaders to question and break the reactivity many leaders experience daily. By utilizing the concept of the “Butterfly Effect,” leaders can create positive work environments, promote change, and create future leaders.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify 5 transformational stages of leadership growth.
  • Describe how these stages positions leaders for success.
  • Describe how a leader starts a chain of events that’s transforms others.
Tuesday

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Tuesday

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Tuesday
The key to quality, safe care is to decrease clinical variation and ensure processes that are evidence based. But how does a nurse manager do this in a world where everyone is doing things “their way”? Attending this session will give participants tools they can utilize to reduce clinical variability within their teams.
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the importance of reducing clinical variability.
  • Identify tools that will help reduce clinical variability in the healthcare setting.
  • Understand the importance of assessment when making changes to clinical practice.
Tuesday
The role of nursing leadership in mitigating harm has never been more important. Leadership behaviors include transparency surrounding errors, establishing a process to rescue patients when an error occurs, and creating a practice environment that establishes a culture of safety. A safety culture lays the foundation for high reliability, an environment in which leaders commit to zero patient harm through the application of the five principles of high reliability. This session will review the integration of the current drivers for improving patient safety outcomes through principles of high reliability. It takes a village….
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the patient safety journey: Where have we been… where are we going….and why is it taking so long to get there?
  • Relate the concepts of a patient safety culture with high reliability organizations.
  • Discuss the role of the NURSE in creating and sustaining a safety culture and moving toward high reliability.
Tuesday

I am starting with the man in the mirror. Not just a great line in a song, but part of an anthem for regaining your joy at work and improving your job satisfaction. Leaders and staff who find joy at work are more productive, feel physically and mentally safe, engage more with the organization, and have increased job satisfaction. It’s time to go from surviving to thriving at work with proven actions to help improve your joy at work.


Learning Objectives:
  • Identify 5 Competencies of Joy which impact you the most at work.
  • Demonstrate knowledge by comparing the Competencies of Joy with variables which cause you positive job satisfaction.
  • Apply the knowledge you gained by comparing what Competencies of Joy you need so you can revive your joy at work.
Wednesday
This lively, interactive, and motivational presentation shares the impact of engaging patients and their families in patient outcomes. State of the science research about patient and family engagement is the foundation for this presentation and applying strategies to impact patient care outcomes. The role of leadership in creating a culture of engaged patients is emphasized.
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the emergence of patient and family engagement as a needed trend in healthcare.
  • Identify the changes that need to occur within the profession of nursing to more effectively engage patients in their care.
  • Understand the state of the science and the impact of the research on patient care and how to apply it to practice.

Wednesday
All of us experience a setback in our careers at some point that may or may not be within our control. Choosing our response to these challenges, however is entirely up to us. Learn how to convert a setback into a successful milestone for what’s next. The presenter will use humor and her own personal career journey to get you to your “what’s next.”
Learning Objectives:
  • Clarify personal core values.
  • Identify 4 Steps to take after a career setback.
  • Discuss the importance of sharing your story.
Wednesday

This session will assist nurse managers in understanding the budgeting of nonproductive FTEs and supplemental replacement for education, meeting and orientation time, and planned and unplanned absences. The session will include strategies for building your nonproductive FTE budget, identifying and defining supplemental replacement sources from least to most expensive, and creating a cost-effective plan for budget allocation that avoids overtime and premium pay.


Learning Objectives:
  • Identify planned and unplanned absences as part of the non-productive FTEs or deficit demands.
  • Identify conflicts in practice and policy that lead to payroll leakage.
  • Identify strategies for financing supplemental resources.
Wednesday
A tsunami of proficient and expert nurses will shortly retire, leaving behind nurses with less than 2 years of experience to care for high acuity, complex patients in a changing, yet organized chaotic practice environment. The exodus of experienced nurses from the care environment creates a knowledge-complexity gap and if not closed, could impact the quality and safety of patients and the retention of novice nurses. You will leave this session with key strategies to decrease the nursing knowledge-complexity gap to ensure patients obtain exemplary care.
Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the reason for the knowledge-complexity gap in nursing.
  • Describe key strategies that can positively impact the knowledge-complexity gap.
  • Understand the role of the nurse manager in building a strong multi-generational workforce.