Agenda and speakers

Wednesday May 3, 2017

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Registration / check-in

Orca Foyer



9:30 am - 9:50 am

Finding your way at convention

Alder Board Room

Orientation for students and first-time attendees.

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Welcome

Orca 1 & 2

WSNA President Jan Bussert, BSN, RN

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Keynote: Creating a fair and just culture in nursing (part 1) (1.50 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Jane H. Barnsteiner, PhD, FAAN

Professor Emerita of Pediatric Nursing - Clinician Educator, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

(This is part one of a two-part joint presentation with Dr. Barnsteiner and and Dr. Disch.)

Come and join us in a highly interactive and engaging two part workshop with two of the country’s leading experts on the six QSEN competencies of knowledge, attitude and skills to function effectively in a culture of safety wherever you work. Participate in owning your own practice with transparency and accountability so you can provide high quality care.

  • Discuss the QSEN competencies including the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to function effectively in healthcare
  • Review the various organizational, human, technologic, and patient components and accountability needed for providing safe, high quality care 
  • Discuss the need for transparency as well as the long term effects of medical errors on patients, families, and healthcare providers 
  • Discuss the importance of human factors and “owning your practice” in promoting a culture of safety
Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN

Jane Barnsteiner is an emeritus professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, where in addition to her teaching responsibilities she was director of translational research at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her scholarship focuses on evidence-based practice, translational research, and patient safety. Dr. Barnsteiner was one of the developers of the Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN) initiative. She is a member of The Joint Commission Patient Safety Advisory Group and a member of the American Academy of Nursing. 

Joanne Disch Ph.D., R.N. FAAN

Dr. Disch is Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and currently serves as President of the American Academy of Nursing. She has also served as President of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and President of the AACN Certification Board; chaired the American Nurses Association’s Committee on Nursing Practice Standards and Guidelines and the University Healthcare Consortium’s Council of Chief Nurse Executives. Dr. Disch has conducted extensive research on quality and safety in healthcare settings.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Lunch

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions for 0.5 CNE, visit the exhibition area and place your bids in the WSNF silent auction.

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Keynote: Creating a fair and just culture in nursing (part 2) (2.00 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Joanne Disch, RN, PhD, FAAN

Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

(This is part two of a two-part joint presentation with Dr. Barnsteiner and and Dr. Disch. See details above.)

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Refreshment break

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions for 0.5 CNE, visit the exhibition area and place your bids in the WSNF silent auction.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Yoga-based stress management (1.50 CNE)

Chinook 2 & 3

  • Identify situations where yoga stretches and focused breathing can be done while at work
  • Identify situations where yoga and meditation techniques can be integrated to support stress management

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Protecting your practice, protecting your patients (1.50 CNE)

Margaret C. Holm, JD, RN, CIP

Nurse Consultant, Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

  • Review the laws and rules that impact the nurse’s scope of practice
  • Discuss the importance of nurses practicing to the full extent of their education and license
  • Discuss the legal implications related to practicing outside the scope of practice

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Specialty practice dialogue sessions (1.50 CNE)

Facilitated small-group discussion to identify key issues and potential needs whereby WSNA can provide support.

Advanced practice
Chinook 3
Facilitated by Nancy Lawton, MN, ARNP, RN

Best practices / transition to practice
Alder boardroom
Facilitated by Debbie Brinker

Long-term care
Cedar room
Facilitated by Bonnie Blachly, MSN, RN

Public health
Evergreen room
Facilitated by Antwinett O. Lee, MSN, RN

Retired nurses
Chinook 4
Facilitated by Barbara E. Frye, BSN, RN

School nurses
Chinook 2
Facilitated by Lynn Nelson, MSN, RN, NCSN

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wine and cheese welcome reception

Orca Foyer

No-host wine and cheese networking reception.

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Meet the candidates" forum

Orca 1

Get to know the candidates running for WSNA elected office for 2017-2019.

Thursday May 4, 2017

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Registration / check-in

Orca Foyer



7:30 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions for 0.5 CNE, visit the exhibition area and place your bids in the WSNF silent auction.

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Keynote: Safety 360 - taking responsibility together (1.00 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Pam Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

President, American Nurses Association

Dr. Pamela Cipriano, the 35th president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is nationally known as a strong advocate for health care quality and serves on a number of boards and committees for high-profile organizations, including the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission. ANA spent 2016 focused on Culture of Safety, offering monthly webinars and other resources for nurses.

Join the our current ANA President in engaging in a conversation around Safety 360: Taking Responsibility Together! Learn to err is to be human, the perspective of patients, and how to be safe in the complex work environments we work in.  Also become informed on what the ANA is doing to support a culture of safety and the quality improvement projects that are underway.

  • Review the characteristics of a culture of safety
  • Discuss the significance of this topic now
  • Review and discuss ANA’s various areas of focus during 2016 with recommendations for future practice

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Keynote: Quality – a Moral Issue (1.00 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Leah Curtin, DSc(h), RN, FAAN

Clinical Professor of Nursing, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health

An internationally recognized nurse leader, ethicist, speaker, and consultant in the nursing field, Dr. Curtin has long been known as a strong advocate for the nursing profession and quality patient care. Dr. Curtin serves as Clinical Professor of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health, and she serves as an editor-in-chief of The Journal of Clinical Systems Management. She is the author of 280+ editorials and 400+ articles. In 1982 she was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in recognition of the national impact of her work. 

This presentation by the "Mother of Nursing Ethics" will cover how to actualize the revised code of ethics (2015) on the value, virtues and obligation that shape in your everyday practice to create a culture of safety in your work environment.  Be prepared to be engaged and challenged by one of the most entertaining nurse ethicists of our time.

  • Discuss how ethics is part of delivering quality of care
  • Identify steps to move beyond safety to quality
  • Discuss the moral dilemmas with emerging health care reform

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Refreshment break

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions for 0.5 CNE, visit the exhibition area and place your bids in the WSNF silent auction.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

WSNA General Assembly business meeting (session 1)

Orca 1 & 2

WSNA members, observers and students are all welcome.

Those who attend General Assembly will receive a Certificate of Attendance of 1.5 hours for the morning session and 2.0 hours for the afternoon session. This is a business meeting of the Washington State Nurses Association and will include a call for nominations as well as voting on the adoption of proposed resolutions.

Session agenda:

  • Call to order
    WSNA President Jan Bussert, BSN, RN
  • Introductions
  • Nursing Students of Washington State
  • Adoption of General Assembly rules
  • Approval of General Assembly agenda
  • General Assembly (microphone) process
  • Nightingale Tribute
  • Introduction of Nominating/Search Committees
  • Call for nominations from the floor
  • Voting process
  • President’s address

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

(Optional webinar) Practical de-escalation techniques for nurses (1.00 CNE)

  • Identify why a patient may become violent
  • Discuss signs of increasing anxiety and triggers for escalating such behavior
  • Review practice strategies to prevent aggressive behavior and maintain safety for all

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions for 0.5 CNE, visit the exhibition area and place your bids in the WSNF silent auction.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

WSNA General Assembly business meeting (session 2)

Orca 1 & 2

Session agenda:


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

(Optional session) WHPS program: What's new – promoting nurses' return to the workplace (1.00 CNE)

Speaker: Melissa Frazer

  • Discuss the overall purpose and components of the Washington Health Professions Services Program
  • Review the signs and symptoms of potential addiction in the health professional
  • Identify strategies for intervention including how to provide appropriate support to the individual in the WHPS program

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Refreshment break

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions for 0.5 CNE, visit the exhibition area and place your bids in the WSNF silent auction.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Keynote: Nursing in Washington - the state of our state (1.00 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Judy Huntington, MN, RN

Executive Director, Washington State Nurses Association

  • Review the state of healthcare in Washington State
  • Discuss the impact of legislation and advocacy that have affected nursing practice on our state

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Mix and mingle" reception

Orca Foyer

No-host bar

6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

WSNF silent auction closes

Orca 3

All bids must be placed by this time.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WSNA recognition awards dinner

Orca 1 & 2

All convention attendees are invited to attend this plated dinner, where we will recognize outstanding nurses and nursing partners.

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Auction item payment and pick-up

Orca 3

Friday May 5, 2017

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Registration / check in

Orca Foyer

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions for 0.5 CNE and visit the exhibition area.

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote: Moral resilience - fostering integrity in challenging situations (1.50 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN

Vice President for Nursing Programs, American Nurses Association

The focus of this address is on understanding the full continuum of moral distress and moral residual to building moral resilience and courage. The Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements establishes the ethical standard for the profession. Given the complexity of health care today and into the future, it is imperative that nurses and the profession consider how best to create a culture of ethical practice while strengthening moral resilience. This presentation will speak to understanding moral distress, identify tools and resources, and describe elements of an ethical work environment.

  • Define moral distress and moral resilience
  • Discuss the elements in a culture that support moral resilience
  • Review various strategies that contribute to building moral resiliency

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Refreshment break

Orca Foyer

  • Browse the poster sessions for 0.5 CNE and visit the exhibition area.
  • Meet the poster session presenters during this time.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Keynote: The state of our future (1.00 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Sally Watkins, PhD, MS, RN

Incoming Executive Director, WSNA

Sally Watkins, PhD, RN, is the incoming Executive Director of the Washington State Nurses Association. Dr. Watkins was Administrative Director, Clinical Resource Management, at CHI-Franciscan Health and is a past Assistant Executive Director for Nursing Practice, Education & Research at WSNA. She has also served as a Pro Tem member of the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

  • Identify potential future issues and challenges impacting the nursing profession
  • Discuss potential strategies for addressing these issues/challenges

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Panel: Concurrent session preview

Orca 1 & 2

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch (on your own)

  • Visit one of the many on-site restaurants or nearby options. 
  • Browse the poster sessions for 0.5 CNE and visit the exhibition area.
  • Meet the poster session presenters during this time.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Concurrent sessions 1 (1.00 CNE)

How to make staffing committees effective
Chinook 2 & 3
Jennifer Graves, MS, RN and Sally Watkins, PhD, MS, RN

  • Review the WA State Staffing Law
  • Explore current challenges facing staffing committees
  • Discuss strategies for making staffing committees more effective
  • Identify “one thing” you can do tomorrow to make your staffing committee more effective

Panel: When nurses serve on boards and in the Legislature, we all win
Orca 2
Patty Hayes, MN, RN, Dawn Morrell, RN and Lynnette Vehrs, MN, RN; facilitated by Anne Tan Piazza

  • Review areas where nurses are currently serving on a board
  • Discuss the impact of having a nurse serve in this capacity
  • Identify potential future opportunities where nurses might serve

Nursing liability: Protecting your practice
Orca 1
Loretta D’Antonio

  • Define professional liability versus malpractice and the importance of coverage regardless of work place setting.
  • List the leading allegations made against nurses in liability versus malpractice lawsuits.
  • Identify key risk-management tools that nurses can incorporate into their practice

2:30 pm - 3:30 am

Concurrent sessions 2 (1.00 CNE)

How to make staffing committees effective
Chinook 2 & 3
Jennifer Graves, MS, RN and Sally Watkins, PhD, MS, RN

  • Review the WA State Staffing Law
  • Explore current challenges facing staffing committees
  • Discuss strategies for making staffing committees more effective
  • Identify “one thing” you can do tomorrow to make your staffing committee more effective

Panel: When nurses serve on boards and in the Legislature, we all win
Orca 2
Patty Hayes, MN, RN, Dawn Morrell, RN and Lynnette Vehrs, MN, RN; facilitated by Anne Tan Piazza

  • Review areas where nurses are currently serving on a board
  • Discuss the impact of having a nurse serve in this capacity
  • Identify potential future opportunities where nurses might serve

Nursing liability: Protecting your practice
Orca 1
Loretta D’Antonio

  • Define professional liability versus malpractice and the importance of coverage regardless of work place setting.
  • List the leading allegations made against nurses in liability versus malpractice lawsuits.
  • Identify key risk-management tools that nurses can incorporate into their practice

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Popcorn and candy break

Orca Foyer

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Roundtable dialogue session (1.00 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Nurses in facilitated small groups will identify key issues and strategies to help guide WSNA priority–setting for the next two years

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Using our voices for the future (0.25 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Sally Watkins, PhD, MS, RN

Incoming Executive Director, WSNA

Synthesize WSNA’s future direction based on the dialogue today.

“What a warm, welcoming atmosphere!” – 2015 attendee

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