m Bookmark and Share
ANA Quality Conference



 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Registration Open


 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Registration Open
1:30 - 4:30 pm 

Pre-Conference 001: Work Environment and Culture: Crucial Keys to Quality Care

Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN
Senior Partner, Innovative Health Resources
Editor, Nephrology Nursing Journal

Research has shown that when health care organizations promote work environments that support employees’ physical, mental and social well-being, quality of care and patient safety also improve. In this pre-conference session, Beth Ulrich, a nationally recognized thought leader on nursing work environments, will review this research, explain what constitutes a healthy work environment and a culture of patient safety, and share practical strategies nursing leaders can use to improve quality of care at their organizations.
1:30 - 4:30 pm 

Pre-Conference 002: Cutting Cases of CAUTI: Nurse-Driven Strategies That Work

Donna Bliss, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
School of Nursing Foundation Research Professor, University of Minnesota

Maureen Dailey, PhD, RN, CWOCN
Senior Policy Fellow, American Nurses Association

Diane Newman, DNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD
Co-Director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

A. Chenel Trevellini, RN, MSN, CWOCN
Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse, Nursing Education, St. Francis Hospital

Following infection-control best practices could prevent up to 380,000 infections and 9,000 deaths caused by CAUTI (catheter-associated urinary tract infection) each year in the United States, with a potential savings of more than $400 million in nonreimbursable health care costs annually. In this pre-conference session, expert nurses will explain nurse-driven innovations that are preventing cases of CAUTI across the country, offer practical tips for reducing CAUTI at your facility, and walk through how to implement the new one-page, streamlined, evidence-based CAUTI-reduction tool developed by ANA in partnership with the CMS Partnership for Patients.

4:30 - 7:30 pm 

Exhibit Hall Open

5:00 - 7:30 pm 

Welcome Reception and Poster Sessions

*Schedule is subject to change