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AAACN 101: Getting Excited About AAACN and the Conference

AAACN 101: Getting Excited About AAACN and the Conference

Apr 12, 2023 8:00am ‐ Apr 12, 2023 9:15am

Credits: None available.

Meet new colleagues, learn about AAACN, and discuss tips on how to get the most from your conference experience. This session is geared toward new AAACN members and first-time conference attendees; however, all are welcome!


Welcome/President's Address/Opening Ceremonies /// Advocacy: Amplifying Voices to Improve Healthcare

Welcome/President's Address/Opening Ceremonies /// Advocacy: Amplifying Voices to Improve Healthcare

Apr 12, 2023 9:30am ‐ Apr 12, 2023 11:00am

Credits: None available.

What bridges the gap of where you are and where you want to be? That mechanism is advocacy. Join Dr. Rosa as he uses his personal experiences, partnerships, and the evidence to share how advocacy can allow nurses to amplify the voices of patients, families, colleagues, institutions, and multidisciplinary stakeholders to make measurable and tangible improvements in health outcomes.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 4/15/2025.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):

Planning Committee Disclosures:

There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.

Speaker Disclosures:
There are no speaker disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to identify how to integrate health equity advocacy into their current nursing practice at local, national, and global levels.


A Multidisciplinary Transitional Care Team’s Aim to Bridge the Care Chasm

A Multidisciplinary Transitional Care Team’s Aim to Bridge the Care Chasm

Apr 12, 2023 11:15am ‐ Apr 12, 2023 12:15pm

Credits: None available.

In a value-based care environment, successful outcome measures include improved quality of care while limiting costs. This session discusses a transitional care program implemented to support post-discharge follow-up. Discussion includes development of the program and how it has resulted in improved care coordination, appropriate next site of care, and decreased readmissions.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 4/15/2025.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):

Planning Committee Disclosures:

There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.

Speaker Disclosures:
There are no speaker disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to list at least two benefits of a multidisciplinary transitional care team.


Telehealth Rapid-Fire Sessions

Telehealth Rapid-Fire Sessions

Apr 12, 2023 11:15am ‐ Apr 12, 2023 12:15pm

Credits: None available.

In these short rapid-fire presentations, multiple speakers highlight approaches to managing issues related to telehealth in the practice environment.

Nothing of the Sort: Creation of an Ambulatory Care Telephone Triage Clinical Educator
This session addresses the development of the telephone triage clinical educator role to address gaps in knowledge for ambulatory care nurses when addressing symptom-based calls.

Video Technology to Improve Chronic Disease Patient Outcomes
This session discusses nurse recruitment, leadership engagement, and implementation of a national program to improve blood pressure control. Learn how nurses can successfully engage in chronic disease management using video technology to improve patient outcomes.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 4/15/2025.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):

Planning Committee Disclosures:

There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.

Speaker Disclosures:
There are no speaker disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support declared.

Accreditation Statement:

This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to describe two innovative approaches in telehealth care delivery.


Leadership Special Interest Group (SIG) Session: Adding Value: Measuring Nurse Productivity

Leadership Special Interest Group (SIG) Session: Adding Value: Measuring Nurse Productivity

Apr 12, 2023 11:15am ‐ Apr 12, 2023 12:15pm

Credits: None available.

Sponsored by the John H. Reck Memorial Grant.

There is a lack in measurable benchmarks for nurse expectations for the volume of answered messages, and it can be cumbersome to measure the productivity of nursing staff within EMRs while still providing nursing value with asynchronous patient care. This session discusses the importance of measuring ambulatory care message productivity as well as a productivity metrics. We discuss which metrics have the biggest impact and efficiency and ways these concepts can be applied in practice.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 4/15/2025.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):

Planning Committee Disclosures:

There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.

Speaker Disclosures:
There are no speaker disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to list at least one challenge and one benefit in the development of metrics for measuring the ambulatory care staff productivity of answering patient messaging.


A Quality Improvement Project: Expedited Workforce Development Utilizing Shadow Opportunity

A Quality Improvement Project: Expedited Workforce Development Utilizing Shadow Opportunity

Apr 12, 2023 1:45pm ‐ Apr 12, 2023 2:45pm

Credits: None available.

This session highlights a quality improvement project that expedited staffing of a multi-specialty ambulatory care practice with nurse vacancies using shadow opportunities to observe workflow, trial commute, and experience care environment.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 4/15/2025.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):

Planning Committee Disclosures:

There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.

Speaker Disclosures:
There are no speaker disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to describe the steps of a shadow opportunity of current staff to assist in the expedited staffing of a multi-specialty ambulatory care practice.


Call Us First: Nurse Care Manager Triage for Complex Care

Call Us First: Nurse Care Manager Triage for Complex Care

Apr 12, 2023 1:45pm ‐ Apr 12, 2023 2:45pm

Credits: None available.

Seeking the right level of care at the right time can help prevent delay in care and unnecessary cost. Different modes to seek care have been developed to meet the complex needs of patients, but patients may not be able to track the resources available to them. This presentation shares how "Call Us First" (CUF) was created to help patients access the right level of care at the right time.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 4/15/2025.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):

Planning Committee Disclosures:

There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.

Speaker Disclosures:
There are no speaker disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to identify at least two key ways that the Call Us First method can assist in the care of patients with complex needs.


Advocacy: What I Need to Know and How to Prepare?

Advocacy: What I Need to Know and How to Prepare?

Apr 12, 2023 3:00pm ‐ Apr 12, 2023 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Nursing advocacy is essential to the profession and nursing care spans broad topics related to scope of practice, education, and licensure as well as care delivery and treatment. This session helps nurses prepare to advocate at the local, state, and/or national level, addressing opportunities for advocacy as well as what skills and knowledge they will need to do so. Practical steps to engage in political advocacy and current areas that require nursing advocacy are discussed. Presenters share their own journey and the impact and role of nursing associations and societies are highlighted.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 4/15/2025.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):

Planning Committee Disclosures:

There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.

Speaker Disclosures:
There are no speaker disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to identify at least one key policy issue impacting the nursing workforce.


Behavioral Health Rapid-Fire Sessions

Behavioral Health Rapid-Fire Sessions

Apr 12, 2023 3:00pm ‐ Apr 12, 2023 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

In these short rapid-fire presentations, multiple speakers highlight approaches to managing issues related to behavioral health in the practice environment.

Harm Reduction, Reducing Mental Health, and Substance Use Disorder Stigma
Stigma for mental health and substance use disorder patients is prevalent in health care. As the overdose rate continues to rise, proven strategies are needed to improve outcomes for these vulnerable populations. Harm reduction is an evidence-based approach to preventing negative outcomes for people who use drugs. This session outlines project efforts to reduce the stigma for patients with mental health and substance use disorders by educating staff on harm reduction practices.

Evidence of the Contribution of the Nurse in Addictions Care
This session addresses the role and experience of office-based addiction treatment (OBAT) nurses. Focus includes the impact OBAT nurses provided in working with interprofessional providers in primary practice across three key areas: presence of nurse sensitive indictors, stabilization time in patients taking buprenorphine, and influence of nursing on time to recovery.

Virtual Nurse Visits for Treatment of Opioid Withdrawal
This session addresses the role of the nurse in treatment pathways for opioid withdrawal during telehealth nurse visits.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 4/15/2025.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):

Planning Committee Disclosures:

There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.

Speaker Disclosures:
There are no speaker disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to outline project efforts aimed at mental health/addictions care.


Staff Patient Education Special Interest Group (SIG) Session: Learn from Our Mistakes: Warfarin Management Protocol and Documentation

Staff Patient Education Special Interest Group (SIG) Session: Learn from Our Mistakes: Warfarin Management Protocol and Documentation

Apr 12, 2023 3:00pm ‐ Apr 12, 2023 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Having a warfarin protocol in place is only half the battle. It is imperative that protocol be followed and documented with each encounter. This presentation discusses how to closely monitor labs and provide care for the non-compliant patient. Outcomes showing positive results once protocol was actively utilized are shared.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 4/15/2025.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):

Planning Committee Disclosures:

There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.

Speaker Disclosures:
There are no speaker disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to outline the importance of implementation and active utilization of a protocol for patients on warfarin.