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Advocacy Day

Thursday, September 27, 2018


7:00 AM to 8:00 AM


Registration and Networking with Breakfast

8:00 AM to 8:15 AM


Welcome and UNA Update
Liz Close, PhD, RN

8:15 AM to 8:45 AM


The Continuum of Pain Management:
When the Nurse Becomes the Patient

Aimee McLean, BSN, RN, CCHP

8:45 AM to 9:30 AM


Acute Pain Management
Jeannette Bean, PharmD, BCPS

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM


Chronic Pain Management
University of Utah Pain Management Center

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM


Break and Exhibitors

10:45 AM to 11:30 AM


Acute Care Pain Management of the Orthopedic Trauma Patient
Benjamin Gawle, BSN, RN

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM


Opioid Crisis
Jennifer Plumb, MD

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM


Lunch, Exhibitors and Networking

1:15 PM to 2:00 PM


The Art and Science of Policy Change
Teresa Garrett, DNP RN

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM


Forensic nursing research:
Implications on interdisciplinary practice and legislative policy
Julie Valentine PhD, RN, CNE, SANE-A; Leslie Miles DNP, PMHNP-BC; Linda Mabey DNP, CNS, APRN, BC

2:45 PM to 3:15 PM


Break and Exhibitors

3:15 PM to 4:15 PM


Advocacy Tools and Techniques (beginning to advanced)
Categories with most interest expressed by participants at registration will be break-outs with guided presentation/discussion

4:15 PM to 4:30 PM


Advocacy Day Closing Remarks
Aimee McLean, BSN, RN, CCHP


Education Day

Friday, September 28, 2018


7:00 AM to 8:00 AM


Registration and Networking with Breakfast

8:00 AM to 8:15 AM


Blaine Winters, DNP, ACNP-BC

8:15 AM to 9:15 AM


Keynote Address
The Why and How of Board Service
Gayle Sturgis MBA, BSN, RN & Ann Mackin MBA, PhD

9:25 AM to 10:25 AM


Concurrent Session 1

Caregiver Self-Care Strategies When Caring for the Cognitively Impaired
Lauren Clark, PhD; Cynthia Beynon, MSN; Nica Clark, MS; Vanessa Colicchio, BSN; Eileen Engh, MSN; William Hull, BSN; Francine Jensen, MSN; Se-Hee Jung, BSN; Adonica Limon, MBA, BSN; Victoria Tiase, MSN; Sarah Wawrzynski, BSN; & Kary Woodruff, MS




An Innovative way to look at Head Injuries:
Assessment, Diagnosis, & Follow-up of Post-Concussion Syndrome
Daphne Thomas MSN, RN CEN




Development of the Camp Nurse Role
Diane Forster-Burke MS, RN

10:25 AM to 10:55 AM


Break and Exhibitors

10:55 AM to 11:55 AM


Concurrent Session 2

Enhancing Resiliency in Student Nurses and Reducing Burnout Risk:
A Pilot Study
Aimee Elizabeth Schouten SN & Michael Thomas DNP, APRN, PHNP-BC




Had a Fall? Give Them the VIP Treatment
Blaine Winters DNP, ACNP-BC, Tracy Dustin MSN, RN, CNE, Jeana Escobar SN & Andrew Holman




Understanding EKG Rhythms and the 12 Lead
Evy Warmbier MSN, BBA, RN CNE

12:00 PM to 12:45 PM


Lunch and Exhibitors

12:45 PM to 1:45 PM


Electronic Poster Presentations

1:55 PM to 2:55 PM


Concurrent Session 3

FREE Short Breaks for Self-care and for Patients: Simple Stretching and Mindful Breathing for Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma
Yael Calhoun MS, MS, E-RYT




Comprehending Veterans’ Unique Health Care Needs
Stacie Hunsaker MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN; Kent Blad DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-C, FAANP, FCCM; Jeana Escobar SN; Nina Goodey SN & Emily Gwilliam SN




Perceptions of Incivility in Clinical Nursing Education
Laurel Kristina Bradshaw DNP, RN

2:55 PM to 3:15 PM


Break and Exhibitors

3:20 PM to 4:20 PM


Concurrent Session 4

Why Are Experienced Female Nurses Leaving Direct Patient Care?
Linda Hoffman C. Hofmann PhD, RN, NEA-BC, NE-BC




Making it REAL: Inspiring and Innovative Workplace Violence Education
Daphne Thomas MSN, RN, CEN & Stacie Hunsaker MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN




Faculty orientation and mentoring: Innovative methods to Inspire Mentor’s and Mentee’s
Jamie Wankier MSN, RN

4:30 PM to 5:00 PM


Let’s Keep Learning
Evy Warmbier MSN, BBA, RN, CNE

5:00 PM to 5:30 PM


Education Day Closing Remarks
Blaine Winters, DNP, ACNP-BC


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