Course Calendar

8th Annual MNA Clinical Nursing Conference

05.10.2013

2013-05-10 2013-05-10 America/New_York 8th Annual MNA Clinical Nursing Conference http://www.massnurses.org/nursing-resources/continuing-education/courses/p/event/8171 MNA MNA donotreply@massnurses.org


This event is now full; Registration is closed.

DCU Center

Foster Street/Major Taylor Boulevard
Worcester, MA

Free & exclusive to MNA members

Enrollment limited to 750!

As an MNA member, you are invited to attend a Clinical Nursing Conference FREE; $75 placeholder fee required

This full-day clinical program is designed to update registered nurses on a variety of current clinical topics and relevant issues pertinent to today’s nursing practice.

Schedule

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Conceptual Model for Understanding Adverse Events in
Health Care


Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN
This program will describe and interpret challenges of adverse events in healthcare. Nursing strategies to decrease adverse events will be explored.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

 

Cardiac Pharmacology
Jake Nichols, Pharm D, MBA, BCPS
This program will provide the nurse from all practice areas with a better understanding of how cardiac medications work. The actions, indications and nursing considerations will be discussed for all major categories of cardiac medications.

 

Today’s Technology: Your Electronic Fingerprint
M. Thomas Quail, MS Ed, RN, LNC, NREMT
This session will provide an overview of how today's technology leaves an electronic fingerprint that is discoverable, whether you are a nurse or consumer.
Specific electronic devices are explored including the transactional information and data they contain. This session is repeated in the morning and afternoon of this Clinical Conference.

 

Anticoagulation: A Nursing Perspective
Barbara G. Rosato, MSN, RN/NP, ANP-BC, CDE
This session will include a review of pathophysiological indications for anticoagulation therapy and determinants for treatment decisions, including the indications for the newer anticoagulation agents. The importance of patient education and nursing strategies to evaluate effectiveness will also be discussed.

 

Caring for the LGBTQ Patients: Medical and Social Considerations
J. Aleah Nesteby, BA, RN, MSN
This program will provide nurses with an understanding of the complexity of physical and social health issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients.

 

Assessment and Management of Liver Failure
Michael P. Curry, MD
This session will identify the signs and symptoms of liver failure. Management of ascites, encephalopathy, and variceal bleed will be discussed.

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions


Breast Cancer Care – A Nursing Perspective
Jennifer McKenna, RN, MSN, AOCNP
This session will include a discussion of the diagnosis, treatment (surgical, radiation, chemotherapy, and hormonal therapy), and prognosis of the different subtypes of breast cancer from early stage to late stage disease. Important nursing considerations will be included.

 

Today’s Technology: Your Electronic Fingerprint
M. Thomas Quail, MS, Ed, RN, LNC, NREMT
This session will provide an overview of how today's technology leaves an electronic fingerprint that is discoverable, whether you are a nurse or consumer.
Specific electronic devices are explored including the transactional information and data they contain. This session is repeated in the morning and afternoon of this Clinical Conference.

 

Mental Health Issues for the LGBTQ Person
Nina Brand, MSW, LICSW
This program will provide nurses with an understanding of the complexity of mental health issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients.

 

Advances in Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment
Anil Nair, MD
The program will discuss the latest diagnostic tools for dementia. The current treatments will be explored as well as the latest research being conducted on dementia.

 

Pediatric Celiac Disease
Mary-Alice M. Tully, MSN, PNP-BC
This program will include a discussion of the pathophysiololgy and clinical manifestations of pediatric celiac disease. Current treatment and lifestyle management will also be discussed

2:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Break

2:55 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closing Session


Patient Turnover and Nursing Employment in Massachusetts Hospitals: Implications for the Affordable Care Act
Judith Shindul-Rothschild, PhD, RNPC
This program will discuss current research linking the relationship between patient turnover and adequacy of nursing staff. The impact of the Affordable Care Act on nursing will be discussed.

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  MNA Update: Next Steps
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Closing Remarks


Program Cancellation

MNA reserves the right to change speakers or cancel programs for extenuating circumstances.

Disability Help

Contact Liz Chmielinski at 781.830.5719 with questions about special needs accessibility.

Refund

Refund of the placeholder fee will be issued up to two weeks before the program date. If registrants do not attend the program or call to cancel, the fee will not be refunded.

Placeholder Fee

A payment of $75 must be submitted with your registration. Payment by credit card is available below. If you pay by check, it will be returned upon attendance.

Chemical Sensitivity

Attendees are requested to avoid wearing scented personal products when attending the 7th Annual MNA Clinical Nursing Conference. Scents may trigger responses in those with chemical sensitivity.

Directions

  • From the North: Take Rt. 495-S. Get off at Exit 25B. Take Rt. 290-
    W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.
  • From the East: Take I-90-W (Mass. Turnpike West) to Rt. 495-N to Rt. 290-W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.
  • From the South: Take Rt. 495-N to Rt. 290-W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.
  • From the West: Take I-90-E. (the Mass. Turnpike East) to Exit 10 (Auburn). After the tollbooth, bear left at the fork. Take Rt. 290-E. Get off at Exit 16. Take a left at the bottom of the ramp (there is a light). At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Boulevard), the DCU Center is on your left.

Parking

Parking is available in multiple locations around the DCU Center.

Hotel Information

The MNA has secured several extra single and double rooms for $109, plus 14.45% tax, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Worcester, MA. It is adjacent to the DCU Center. Parking is $9.95 per night. For reservations call 508.753.5700.

Contact Hours

Continuing nursing education contact hours will be provided.

To successfully complete a program and receive contact hours, you must: 1) sign in, 2) be present for the entire time period of the sessions, and 3) complete and submit the evaluation.

The Massachusetts Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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