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OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT

JAMES X. STOBINSKI, PHD, RN, CNOR, CSSM

Sunday, August 28, 1-4pm

This session will provide managers with an overview of the knowledge and skills needed to coordinate work processes in the surgical setting, while reviewing the regulations and professional practice standards and guidelines that affect the surgical services environment.

 

INFECTION PREVENTION OVERVIEW FOR THE OR

J. HUDSON GARRETT, JR., PHD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, CSRN, PLNC, VA-BC, IP-BC, FACDONA, FAAPM

Sunday, August 28, 1-4pm

During this program, the OR nurse will learn about the three most common sources of transmission of healthcare-associated infections that exist in the perioperative setting.

 

BATTLE OF THE DASHBOARDS

VIRGINIA CHARD, BSN, CNOR, RN

Monday, August 29, 8-9am

Optimum, efficient Operating Room utilization is the cornerstone of a financially productive department. A well designed and managed block schedule creates the framework for a highly dynamic process. This presentation will review industry principles surrounding the creation and maintenance of a block schedule, and key points of an effective policy and procedure.

 

TEAMSTEPPS IN THE OR: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO IMPROVING PATIENT SAFETY

J. HUDSON GARRETT, JR., PHD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, CSRN, PLNC, VA-BC, IP-BC, FACDONA, FAAPM

Monday, August 29, 8-9am

During this session, the OR nurse will be exposed to an innovative and evidence-based approach to improving safety, reducing patient harm, and improving clinical outcomes. The AHRQ TeamSTEPPS Project has deep roots in health care and can easily be implemented within the perioperative environment to break down barriers, remove obstacles, and foster better communications to care for the patient.

 

FINANCIAL PRO FORMA: HOW TO TURN YOUR PATIENTS' NEEDS INTO THE OR'S REALITY

BRANDON G. BENNETT, DNP, RN, CNS, CNOR, CNS-CP, CSSM, CEN, NE-BC

Monday, August 29, 8-9am

Do you have a changing patient demographic? Has administration added new services that impact your ORs? Learn how the development of a pro forma can help you transform the business culture of the OR. Using a well-articulated pro forma can help you move with confidence from idea inception to business-case presentation with predictable success.

 

HARNESSING YOUR VISION

CHERYL NANCE, PHD, MN, CNOR, ACC, CA RN

Monday, August 29, 9:15-10:15am

This course brings clinical practice and research together to explore creating a service of excellence with engaged staff. Too often in today’s health care environment the focus has drifted from patient to actions to patient to “my job.” We have become caregiver-centric with tunnel-vision.

 

HOT TOPICS FOR INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE TRENCHES

J. HUDSON GARRETT, JR., PHD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, CSRN, PLNC, VA-BC, IP-BC, FACDONA, FAAPM

Monday, August 29, 9:15-10:15am

During this interactive session, the 10 most pressing issues associated with the transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the operating room will be addressed. Hot topics such as reducing antibiotic resistance and improving cross-functional collaboration are necessary to reduct the transmission of HAIs and creating a culture of safety and accountability.

 

CAPITAL BUDGETS: THE CUTTING EDGE - CAN YOU AFFORD TO BE A LEADER?

BRANDON G. BENNETT, DNP, RN, CNS, CNOR, CNS-CP, CSSM, CEN, NE-BC

Monday, August 29, 9:15-10:15am

Do you have a limited capital equipment budget? Have a variety of equipment that increases your challenges with staff competency documentation? Have you recently expanded your physician recruitment? Explore how managing your capital budget can support being cutting-edge, proactive and continually prepared, and return capital budget control to you and your team.

 

INTEGRATED LEADERSHIP: THE SPD LEADER'S ROLE IN BUILDING AND SUSTAINING EXCEPTIONAL OUTCOME THROUGH CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION

DAVID TAYLOR, MSN, RN, CNOR, CVOR

Monday, August 29, 10:30-11:30am

Although often misunderstood, sterile processing has a critical role to play in today’s health care environment. Hospital administrators and sterile processing leaders must understand the value of proactively managing the day-to-day operations to improve performance. By creating an environment that promotes safety, accountability and collaboration these leaders can mitigate failure and optimize innovation that improves the delivery of safe and effective care.

 

THE GREAT BSN DEBATE: HOW DOES NURSING EDUCATION IMPACT PATIENT OUTCOMES?

JAMES X. STOBINSKI, PHD, RN, CNOR, CSSM

Monday, August 29, 10:30-11:30am

This presentation will cover the recent literature regarding the influence of professional development efforts in nursing, including increased education levels and specialty certification and their correlation to patient outcomes. The nationwide trend, influenced in part by the IOM Report on the Future of Nursing, of more nurses earning their baccalaureate degrees in nursing will also be addressed, as will trends in certification rates among the nursing specialties.

 

COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT - THE EDUCATOR'S TREASURE CHEST FOR COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT

DAWN WHITESIDE, MSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA

Monday, August 29, 10:30-11:30am

Argh you ready to transform your box of tools into a treasure chest of ideas? The pirate’s booty has 11 different jewels of wisdom to use for thinking outside the box. Each jewel represents a competency verification tool. Learn how to engage staff to participate in important content review and verifying competence.

 

CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?

CINDY MASK, CST, FAST, AA, BAAS

Monday, August 29, 2-3pm

Upon completion of this presentation, the audience will understand the importance of all players in the operating room. Understanding that everyone’s responsibility to the patient should be validated. The nurse, surgical technologist, anesthesia provider, surgeon and ancillary people have equal responsibilities for the well being of their patient.

 

ORIENTATION: HAPPY HOUSEWARMING ORIENTEES!

DAWN WHITESIDE, MSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA

Monday, August 29, 2-3pm

Welcome your staff to their new home. Create an environment that encourages a positive and friendly atmosphere. From hire to independence, develop an orientation plan based on a strategic plan to educate and socialize the orientee to the organization. We will review tips for the first week in the new neighborhood. In addition, review a best practice plan with clear objectives to achieve a successful block party in the cul-de-sac.

 

THERE IS NO OR NURSE UNIVERSITY - WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE US?

JAMES X. STOBINSKI, PHD, RN, CNOR, CSSM

Monday, August 29, 2-3pm

Patricia Benner’s Novice to Expert Theoretical Framework will be used to examine the evolving nature of perioperative nursing education. The shift from perioperative nursing education as an integral part of pre-licensure education to an employer responsibility is a major theme of this presentation.

 

FUTURE TRENDS IN SURGICAL SERVICES

JULIE DUMSER, RN, BSN, MSM

Monday, August 29, 3:15-4:15pm

In this course we will cover new approaches to the planning and design of surgical suites and the advancement of technology going into today’s operating rooms.

 

NEXT GENERATION PERIOPERATIVE SERVICES

JEFFRY P. PETERS, MBA AND ALECIA TORRANCE, MBA, MSN (C), BS, RN, CNOR

Monday, August 29, 3:15-4:15pm

Upon completion of this program, the nurse will be able to: 1. Describe the changes in health care reimbursement that are on the horizon. 2. Assess their perioperative services to determine their current state of readiness and develop an action plan to succeed with bundled payments. 3. Identify resources to help assess and measure performance. 4. Engage physician leadership in discussing new processes and ways of providing value to patients and payors.

 

SUD REPROCESSING: A PRIMER ON HOW INDUSTRY GROWTH IS IMPACTING FINANCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAVINGS IN THE OR

DANIEL VUKELICH

Monday, August 29, 3:15-4:15pm

Thousands of U.S. hospitals leverage single-use medical device (SUD) reprocessing as a proven strategy to significantly reduce supply chain costs and the amount of regulated medical waste generated in the OR. SUD reprocessing safely saves hospitals hundreds of millions of dollars and diverts tens of millions of pounds of waste annually in the U.S.

 

BEYOND FAME & SHAME: NUDGING SURGEONS TO BETTER PERFORMANCE

ANDI DEWES

Tuesday, August 30, 9-10am

The use of the terms “wall of fame” and “wall of shame” to motivate surgeons is well intentioned but leaves out a better alternative – providing surgeons with helpful information and gently guiding them toward improvement.

 

PRE-WARMING: MAINTAINING NORMOTHERMIA FROM THE START

MELISSA BAILEY, RN, MA

Tuesday, August 30, 9-10am

During this course the OR nurse and nurse leader will learn about thermoregulation and the risks associated with Unintended PeriOperative Hypothermia (UPH). In addition, studies and guidelines related to pre-warming surgical patients, as a method to prevent UPH, will be reviewed.

 

HOW TO TURN YOUR STAFFING CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES

CORRIE MASSEY, MBA

Tuesday, August 30, 9-10am

We all like to work in a positive environment, but do we really understand how vital that is to our patients, our physicians and ourselves? Studies report a direct correlation between employee satisfaction and patient satisfaction – something our industry is keenly aware of as it now affects our reimbursement.

 

THE BUILDING OF THE TOWER - THE USE OF LEAN AND TEAMS IN THE DESIGN OF A PERIOPERATIVE UNIT

SUSAN PHILLIPS, MHA, RN, CNOR, AND JANET CHADWICK, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Tuesday, August 30, 10:15-11:15am

This presentation will tell the story of the justification of this project through the design phases. The commitment of the use of LEAN methods as well as the engagement and involvement of all staff members which led to multidisciplinary teams, efficiency measurements with LEGOs, and actual patient flow simulations in mocked-up rooms and units.

 

ART AND SCIENCE OF A HIGHLY FUNCTIONING BLOCK SCHEDULE

LUCY LEE, RN, MBA, BM, PMP

Tuesday, August 30, 10:15-11:15am

In this class, participants will understand essential elements of an effective block scheduling policy and procedures, and success factors of policy enforcement. The presenter will describe definition and calculation methodology of key performance indicators and solutions to complicated scenarios of block utilization measurement.

 

ENGAGEMENT: HARNESSING ORGANIZATIONAL ENERGY FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE

DAVID TAYLOR, CVOR, MSN, RN, CNOR

Tuesday, August 30, 10:15-11:15am

Leading at the highest levels takes exceptional preparation and commitment. Nurse leaders have the opportunity to impact many facets of today’s health care market. Leadership at all levels plays an essential role in effective health care transformation. Hospital administrators and nursing leaders must understand the value of proactively managing the day-to-day operations and clinical activities to improve performance. By creating an environment that promotes safety, accountability and collaboration these leaders can mitigate failure and optimize innovation that improves the delivery of safe and effective care.

 

BRINGING SHADOW BEHAVIOR INTO THE LIGHT OF DAY: UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING BULLYING BEHAVIOR

PHYLLIS QUINLAN, PHD, RN-BC

Tuesday, August 30, 12:15-1:45pm

Bullying remains a leading contributing factor in such issues as increased signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue among nurses, poor staff morale/engagement, workplace related illness, injury and staff retention to mention but a few challenges. This presentation is intended to foster a greater understanding of why bullying occurs, increase your understanding of the subtle distinctions between incivility and bullying behavior, and discuss the collaboration needed between leadership, labor and human resources to create a zero tolerance for bullying culture.