AACN-GRAC Odyssey Critical and Acute Care Conference

2015 Odyssey Conference
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
At the Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North 3rd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219
Co-provided by the Greater Richmond Area Chapter (GRAC) of AACN
and the Department of Education & Professional Development at the VCU Medical Center
And Featuring:
the Odyssey Pre
Pre--Conference Workshop
Monday, March 16, 2015
at the MCV Alumni House
1016 East Clay Street, Richmond, Virginia 23298
To register: https://vcu.ehealthcareit.us/
If you do not have a VCU Medical Center Learning Exchange account, you will need to create one and then log-in to register
and pay for the event. Begin by clicking on the registration link.
Conference Information
Pre-Conference Workshop—March 16, 2015
This year’s Pre-Conference
Workshop, scheduled 11:45 am to
4:40 pm at the MCV Alumni House on
the campus of the VCU Medical
Center in Richmond, Virginia, will
feature Kathleen Vollmann, MSN, RN,
CCNS, FCCM, FAAN of Advancing
Nursing, LLC. This half-day program will cover
nursing’s unique contributions to healthcare; using
science to get back to the basics; and a team approach
to skin care with the critically ill patient. NOTE:
Luncheon will be served before the start of the
workshop! Parking is NOT included; information will be
sent in your confirmation letter.
Odyssey Conference - March 17, 2015
Our conference is co-provided by the Greater
Richmond Area Chapter of AACN and the VCU Medical
Center, and will feature some of the latest advances
and research in practice, technology, and healthcare
delivery for acute and critical care nurses. The
conference will cover a variety of topics through
plenary, breakout, and poster sessions related to acute
and critical care practice, and trends in healthcare.
Please join us this year, and don't miss this opportunity
to meet with colleagues and conference faculty, share
innovative ideas, and catch the enthusiasm of fellow
nurses and other health care professionals from the
Mid-Atlantic region.
Call for Poster Abstracts
We are accepting applications for poster sessions at
the 2015 Odyssey Conference! Poster abstract content
must support nursing and allied health topics in
research, evidence-based practice, leadership, ethics,
public policy and advanced practice. Deadline for
receipt of Poster Session Application and Abstract is
February 3, 2015. Any questions, please contact us at
[email protected]
Continuing Nursing Education
Pre-Conference workshop: 4.0 Nursing Education
Contact Hours.
Conference: Up to 6.3 Nursing Education Contact
Hours.
The VCU Medical Center is an approved provider of
continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses
Association, an accredited approver by the American
Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on
Accreditation.
Registration and Fees
The registration fee includes program materials,
continuing education contact hours, break
refreshments, luncheon, and parking at the convention
center. Minimum and maximum numbers for
attendance at this conference have been established,
and we reserve the right to substitute speakers/topics,
or cancel if necessary.
Online registration is through the VCU Medical
Center’s Learning Exchange portal. Non-VCU
participants will need to set up a free account (if you
do not have one) and then log-in to register. Once
logged in, use keyword: Odyssey to locate and register
for the pre-conference workshop and conference.
Payment is online via a secure encrypted card
processor. Link:
https://vcu.ehealthcareit.us/vcu/
Note: The Early Bird Date for discounted registration
fees is February 1, 2015.
Cancellation Policy
Full refund, minus $15 processing fee for written
cancellations postmarked by March 6, 2015. No
refunds will be given for cancellations received after
this date.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The VCU Medical Center is an equal opportunity/
affirmative action institution, and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, ethnic origin
or disability. If special accommodation is needed,
please contact us at (804) 828-0418. Every attempt will
be made to facilitate your participation in this
educational event.
Got Questions?
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (804) 828-0418
Conference Program
Special Guest Faculty
Agenda
Teri Lynn Kiss, RN, MS, MSSW,
CNML, CMSRN is president of the
American Association of CriticalCare Nurses (AACN).
Ms. Kiss is director of Medical
Unit-2 South and Case
Management Services at
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
(Banner Health) in Alaska. She
previously was adjunct and assistant professor at the
University of Alaska‘s School of Nursing, Fairbanks,
from 2002 to 2010 and a certified flight nurse for
Fairbanks-based Guardian Flight Inc.-Critical Care Air
Ambulance from 1998 to 2005. Ms. Kiss has held staff
and management positions at Knoxville-based East
Tennessee Baptist Hospital and Parkwest Hospital,
and Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula, Mississippi,
between 1977 and 1984.
Ms. Kiss is a frequent speaker on clinical and nursing
leadership topics, and is also a member of the
American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety,
Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and National
Association for Healthcare Quality.
8:00 am
8:15 am
9:15 am
10:15 am
11:00 am
11:50 am
Conference Faculty
Christi Adams, MS, RN, CCRN, Nurse Manager,
Emergency Department, VCU Medical Center
Sean J. Byrne, JD, Law Firm of Hancock, Daniel,
Johnson & Nagle, PC
Betty Chui, BS, RN, CCP, ECMO Educator, Clinical
Perfusionist, VCU Medical Center
Sridhar Neralla, DO, Pulmonary Associates of
Richmond, Bon Secours Richmond Health System
Betty Schade, BSN, RN, CNN, Baxter Healthcare
Corporation
Cynthia Steinbach, MS, RN-BC, Nurse Educator,
Education and Professional Development, VCU
Medical Center
Lindsey Tincher, PharmD, Chippenham Medical Center
Clareen Wiencek, PhD, CNP, ACHPN, Nurse Manager,
Thomas Palliative Care Unit, VCU Medical Center
12:35 pm
1:45 pm
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
3:45 pm
Welcome and Remarks
DeAnn Smith, BSN, RN, PCCN-CSC
GRAC-AACN President
Focus the Flame
Teri Kiss, MS, RN
President, AACN
It’s All In the Chart: The Impact of
the Electronic Health Record on
Medical Liability
Sean J. Byrne, JD
BREAK with Posters and Exhibitors
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
(a) ECMO: Go with the Flow
Betty Chui, BS, RN, CCP
(b) Wise Use of Technology: Ethical
Case Studies for Acute and
Critical Care Nurses
Clareen Wiencek, PhD, CNP, ACHPN
(c) From Simulation to Real World
Cynthia Steinbach, MS, RN-BC
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
(d) ARDS Update
Sridhar Neralla, DO
(e) Antibiotic Resistance: Rise of the
Superbugs
Lindsey Tincher, PharmD
(f) From Simulation to Real World
Cynthia Steinbach, MS, RN-BC
Luncheon, networking with
exhibitors and Poster sessions
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
(g) Peritoneal Dialysis
Betty Schade, BSN, RN, CNN
(h) What’s Hot, What’s not: Trauma
Advances Through Case Studies
Christi Adams, MS, RN, CCRN
(i) From Simulation to Real World
Cynthia Steinbach, MS, RN-BC
BREAK
Lessons Learned From the Back of a
Dog Sled
Teri Kiss, MS, RN
Closing Comments and Evaluations
Conference Costs and Disclosures
2015 Event Registration Fees
Conference Disclosures
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Non-VCU participants:
$55 Early Bird by 2/1 | $65 Regular after 2/1
AACN GRAC/Region IV Members:
$45 Early Bird by 2/1 | $55 Regular after 2/1
VCU participants:
$45 for VCUHS and Affiliates. Note: Fee may be waived
if approval granted by your supervisor
Poster Presenters: $55
Criteria for Successful Completion
Partial credit is given for sessions attended
To receive continuing education credit
○ Attend session
○ Complete an evaluation for all sessions attended
and for the overall conference
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Non-VCU participants:
$100 Early Bird by 2/1 | $115 Regular after 2/1
AACN GRAC/Region IV Members:
$90 Early Bird by 2/1 | $105 Regular after 2/1
VCU participants:
$90 for VCUHS and Affiliates. Note: Fee may be waived
if approval granted by your supervisor
Poster Presenters: $65
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Non-VCU participants:
$130 Early Bird by 2/1 | $160 Regular after 2/1
AACN GRAC/Region IV Members:
$125 Early Bird by 2/1 | $140 Regular after 2/1
VCU participants:
$125 for VCUHS and Affiliates. Note: Fee may be
waived if approval granted by your supervisor
Poster Presenters: $100
To register:
Go to the following link:
https://vcu.ehealthcareit.us/
If you do not have a VCU Medical Center Learning
Exchange account, you will need to create one and
then log-in to register and pay for the event. Begin by
clicking on the registration link.
Conflicts of Interest Statements for Planning
Committee
The planning committee members report no conflict
of interest in the planning of the educational
components of this conference.
Commercial Support
No commercial support is being received for this
conference.
Non-endorsement of Products
Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing
nursing education only and does not imply VNA or
ANCC Commission on Accreditation approval or
endorsement of any commercial products discussed
or displayed in conjunction with this educational
activity.