February 7 Program

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Health care organizations are challenged with maintaining consistently high levels of safety and quality over time and across health care settings.  Join leading quality experts at this unique forum where health care leaders discuss the critical safety and quality issues facing their organizations and network to find the solutions they need to be more successful.  ANA’s 2014 Quality Conference offers strategies and tools to help organizations create and sustain quality initiatives while improving financial goals.  From discussions on interprofessional and ambulatory care, to exemplary patient safety programs, strategies for empowering frontline nurses and more, this promises to be one of our most engaging and exciting conferences ever! Just look at what we have planned:




 7:00 - 7:50 am


8:00 - 9:00 am


Can We Improve Quality of Care without Increasing Quantity of Care?
Nancy Dunton, PhD, FAAN, Research Professor and Director, NDNQI®
Emily Cramer, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators

Hospitals are facing a very real challenge to improve patient safety.  Healthcare reform is reducing hospital revenue while nursing is called upon to address a growing list of quality and safety concerns. With additional investment in nursing resources unlikely, what strategies can hospitals use to respond to mandates and incentives to improve the quality of patient care?  This session will discuss how hospitals responded to the 2007-2012 recession and 2008 CMS rule change. Also, we will describe associations between staffing levels and adverse events, the cost-effectiveness of changing levels of RN and non-RN staffing, and efforts to improve nursing care without expanding the cost of nursing.
Session #200

9:15 - 10:15 am

Abstract Sessions:

Compelling Research: Implications for Nursing Quality
Mary Brennan, MBA, BS, RN, CWON from North Shore University Hospital
Diane Boyle, PhD, RN from University of Wyoming
Session #201

Engaging Those Who Deliver Care
Shekinah Hensley, RN, CCRN from Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics
Mariann Ward, DNP, RN, CRNP from Crozer Chester Medical Center
Session #202

Transforming the Patient Experience
Theresa Gorman, BSN, RN, OCN from Penn Medicine
Keyana Osthed, BSN, RN, CMSRN, ONC from St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
Session #203

Teaming Up to Reduce Falls
Deborah King, MSN, BSN, ADN, RN-C from DMC Harper Hutzel Hospital
Darcia Jones, MSN, RN from System Kennestone Hospital
Session #204

Reducing Risk for Neonates: Protecting the First Line of Defense
Patricia Macho, MS, BSN, RNC-NICU from Healthcare System-Cohen Children's
Bette Schumacher, MS, BSN, RN, CPN, CNS from Sanford USD Medical Center
Session #205

Data-Driven Pressure Ulcer Reduction
Young-Shin Park, MSN, RN, CNOR from Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Denise Betcher, MSN, BSN, RN from Mayo Clinic Hospital
Session #206

10:15 - 10:45 am


10:45 - 11:45 am

Abstract Sessions:

Quality Clinical Initiatives: Nurses at the Forefront
Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN from Billings Clinic
Susan Mascioli, MS, BSN, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC from Christiana Care Health Systems
Session #207

Ambulatory Care Initiatives that Made a Difference
Gwyneth Stuckless, RN from Denver Health Medical Center
Linda Youngstrom, PhD, RN from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Session #208

Is Quality Different in the Rural Setting?
Melissa Dunford, MSN, RN from Carilion Giles Community Hospital
Megan Hawkins, BSN, RN from Corning Hospital Guthrie
Session #209

Nurses at the Bedside: Two Different Approaches
Mary Bester, DCur, MCur, HonsBCur, BCur, RN from Specialist Hospital and Research
Ellen Moore, DNP, RN, FNP from Purdue University
Session #210

Leveraging Staff to Promote Quality
Holly Robers, BSN, RN from Norton Hospital
Cathaleen Ley, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC from Anne Arundel Medical Center
Session #211

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Closing Session:

Empowering Frontline Nurses
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN 
Dean, College of Nursing, Ohio State University
Learn the best strategies for empowering frontline nurses from author, professor and clinician Bernadette Melnyk. She’ll walk you through the six steps of evidence-based practice (EBP), tackling areas such as how to use the system, barriers you’ll encounter and overcome, and how to create a culture that breeds success. Using real case studies and stories, she will demonstrate a number of different empowerment models and their outcomes that you can adapt for your own staff.
Session #212