08:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:15
09:00 - 18:10
09:15 - 09:30
Tilte: Compassionate, Diverse Nursing Leadership - A question of care, quality and safety
Laura Serrant is Head of Nursing and Professor of Community and Public Health Nursing in the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Professor Serrant has an extensive experience in national and international health policy development with particular specialist input on racial and ethnic inequalities and cultural safety. It was her work in this area which led to her being awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2018 for services to Health Policy. She is one of the 2017 BBC Expert women, Chair of the Chief Nursing Officer for England's BME Strategic Advisory group and a 2017 Florence Nightingale Scholar. She is an ambassador of the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue and the Equality Challenge Unit Race Equality Charter for Higher Education. Her work has been recognised with numbers awards and prizes, including Queens Nurse status and Fellowship of the Queens Nursing Institute to those who have shown leadership in community nursing. In 2014, she was named as one of the top 50 leaders in the UK by The Health Services Journal in three separate categories: Inspirational Women in Healthcare, BME Pioneers and Clinical Leader awards. In October 2019 she was listed in the top 100 most influential Black people in the UK by the Powerlist 2020.
09:30 - 10:00
Title : Intentional Happiness: 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness
What is Happiness? Aristotle answered this by saying "Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence" Happiness is a choice! However, knowledge without application, is just education, meaning that it takes awareness, effort, and practice, to be happy.
That being said, what inhibits our happiness, and how can nursing practitioners find happiness and fulfillment in their professions, when far too many suffer from profession burn-out, due to the high stress nature of their jobs. In my keynote, I will address practical tools that are applicable to both them and their patients. Several factors have a direct impact on our level of life satisfaction and fulfillment, including fear (of change, fear of success, and fear of failure), comparisons, selfishness, the burden of perfectionism, lack of forgiveness (and self-forgiveness), our inner critic, and toxic relationships. When these mental and emotional roadblocks are removed, our inner joy will be freed from constraints and returned to our awareness.
The 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness reviews several of these roadblocks and provides both principles and “take action exercises” for individuals to learn from, and through its application to ultimately achieve genuine happiness, including:
1st Path: Loving Yourself a)Personal Brand b) Perfectionism c)Inner Critic d)Comparisons
10:00 - 10:30
Title: Scanning the Horizon: Emerging Evidence in the Pediatric Wound Care 2020
Vita Boyar is a Board-Certified Neonatologist and Certified Wound Specialist Physician, specializing in pediatric and neonatal wound care. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Hofstra University Medical School and practices both neonatology and wound care at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY, Northwell Health System. She combines both specialties as a director of Neonatal Wound Services. Her neonatology research involves safe antimicrobial practice, neonatal skin maturation, respiratory care and devices; as well as Quality Improvement, specializing in pressure injury (PI) reduction. As a chair of PI Prevention group at CCMC and a Co-Chair of Northwell PU Task Force she had implemented numerous protocols, achieving reduction in medical-device related and ECMO related PI. Dr. Boyar is a creator and author of monthly pediatric column for Ostomy, Wound Management and Prevention Journal, “Children with wounds, asking the right questions”. She is a member of the Association for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Advancement of Wound Care, American Professional Wound Care Association and serves as a Trustee of International Society of Pediatric Wound Care.
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:10
11:10 - 11:30
Title: Metahabilitation: A Strengths-Based Model of Recovery Promoting Wellness and Resilience for Secondary and Vicarious Survivors
Joyce Mikal-Flynn, USA
Highly stressful professions can bring turmoil, questions and concerns about one’s ability and inner strength, personally and professionally. It is also time to learn who we are and more importantly, who we can be. How does one deal with ongoing challenges productively, finding personal strengths as well as growth brought forth by intense professions and life experiences? What is one’s philosophy and practice supporting wellness, health, healing and growth? These are aspects health care personnel and health care providers must tackle themselves before they are able to assist another. For clinicians, therapists, staff and others providing consumer health, personal wellness is critical and necessary to address. Without appropriate support and assistance anxiety, mental fatigue and dissatisfaction in one’s profession and life can and does occur. Metahabilitation, a strengths-based recovery program, is used for individual survivors of trauma but also for secondary and vicarious survivors of acute and ongoing trauma, such as health care professionals and their staff, that specifically and uniquely encourages and promotes resilience, self-care, and wellness. Additional research revealed the opportunity provided by such professions to find personal strength, greater meaning in life and experience posttraumatic growth (PTG) as a direct result of their work.
Key elements of this presentation include: 1) Scientific evidence supporting the individual’s capacity for resilience and posttraumatic growth (PTG). 2) Research illuminating individual, secondary and vicarious trauma survivor’s skills which support and build resilience, promote self-care, and PTG. 3) Application - utilization of existing personal skills and strengths with specific information demonstrating integration of content to encourage and build resilience, encourage wellness and PTG in one’s professional life.
11:30 - 12:00
Outcomes and Implications:
Sandra “Sam” Brzoza MS, RN has been in the healthcare and nursing education field for the past 40 years. Sam brings a wealth of experience in leading and managing healthcare organizational change. For the past 22, years Sam has been in full-time academic teaching. Using her administrative hat, Sam directs the RN to BS completion program and serves as an Associate Professor at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY. Courses that Sam has designed and implemented include a transcultural trip to Cutshin, Kentucky, a community health transcultural experience to the Seneca Nation, and an Amish emersion clinic in New York State.
12:00 - 13:40
13:40 - 14:20
Lashanda Brumfield is a native of Mississippi with a B. S. in Therapeutic Recreation & Minor in Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi, a Master’s in Public Health from Jackson State University, and a Doctoral in Clinical Health Sciences from University of Mississippi Medical Center. Lashanda worked in the field of Mental as a Certified Recreation Therapist and a Certified Health Educator for 19 years Health (specializing in Adventure/Experimental Therapy in Substance Abuse Recovery, Behavioral Intervention Among Adolescent & Children, and Leisure Programming for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities), before transitioning to academia. She has been named Who’s Who among Women in Business and Among Professionals in Healthcare. She is a published author and professional presenter. Her research interest includes Healthcare Disparities, The Use of and Communication of the Use of Complementary Medicine in Patient Services, Culture Diversity Among Healthcare Service Providers (Communication Barriers), The Stigma of Depression and Anxiety Among Different Ethnicities, Evolution of Mental Health Services, Prayer & Spirituality in a Healthy Lifestyle, & Addictive Behaviors. She currently works at Piedmont College in Demorest Georgia as an Assistant Professor if Health Sciences. She enjoys life, family, & her relationship God.
14:20 - 16:25
16:25 - 16:45
Purpose: Improve practice and patient outcomes by equipping nurses with evidence-based education on the phenotypic expression of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder/attention-deficit disorder (ADHD/ADD) in women. Summary: Despite equal prevalence, women with ADHD/ADD, compared to men, are diagnosed at a ratio of approximately 1 to 31. Entrenched referral/diagnostic bias heightens the risk of delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, or lack of diagnosis entirely2. Delayed treatment, for decades or lifetimes, sets women up for dangerously poorer outcomes3. DESCRIPTION: ADHD/ADD diagnostic criteria were largely developed from samples of male children and fail to sufficiently capture the female ADHD/ADD phenotype4. Women are more likely to experience inattentive and/or internalizing symptoms. Because (1) externalizing behaviors drive referrals, and (2) outward symptom severity drives diagnosis, women are far less likely to be diagnosed5. Ironically, research suggests women are more impaired by ADHD/ADD6. VALIDATION: ADHD/ADD women, compared to men, show significantly higher rates of comorbid mood/anxiety disorders. Comorbid depression in women emerges earlier in life, recurs more frequently, and is symptomatically more severe. Nearly half of all ADHD/ADD women will consider suicide. ADHD/ADD women face greater intellectual impairment, perceived mental health impairment, and mortality rates7. Relevance: Failing to recognize ADHD/ADD symptoms in women leads to significant under treatment and poorer outcomes8. As patient advocates, it’s critically important we improve our understanding of ADHD/ADD in women in order to provide high-quality, potentially lifesaving, nursing care. Future Implications: Though research is beginning to explore gender differences in ADHD/ADD symptomology and neurobiology, women remain largely neglected in the literature9. A paradigm shift in our understanding of ADHD/ADD in women is needed.
Presentation Summary (49 words) A paradigm shift in our understanding of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder/attention-deficit disorder (ADHD/ADD) in women is needed. Failure to recognize phenotypic gender differences can lead to significant undertreatment and poorer outcomes. As a female PMH-RN diagnosed at age 30, this session will be presented from an academic, professional, and personal perspective.
16:45 - 18:50
08:00 - 09:00
09:15 - 18:30
Title: Application of 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness for Nursing & Healthcare Professionals
09:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:20
11:20 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00
Sessions: Cardiac Nursing, Emergency Nursing, Oncology Nursing, Holistic Nursing, Clinical Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Family Nursing, Dental Nursing, Transcultural Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Advances In Nursing, Men in Nursing, Healthcare Workplace Violence, Evidence-Based Nursing, Occupational Health Nursing, Midwifery and Womens Health, Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery
Maternal-newborn nursing is a considered a specialty area of the hospital where nursing students, nursing professionals, physicians, and nursing assistants take care of expectant mothers and their infants. The newborn assessment can be a very daunting and anxiety producing task to any healthcare professional new to the area of maternal-newborn nursing or any nursing student who steps onto an obstetrical or postpartum floor for their first clinical rotation. This tool is a simple, up-to-date, and easy to read reference tool designed to guide the healthcare practitioner system-by-system when assessing the newborn infant. A comprehensive and visual look at the newborn assessment in a tool that will aid in the complete and thorough assessment of the newborn patient.
14:00 - 16:05
16:05 - 16:20
Title: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health is Essential to Ensuring Positive Health Outcomes
The purpose of this presentation is to define the Social Determinants of Health and to discuss the importance of addressing them through the lens of ensuring positive patient outcomes. Given the many health issues we face in our nation, especially in rural areas, we must begin to address healthcare through also addressing the Social Determinants of Health. As healthcare providers what appears to us many times as we provide health care to patients, is a small symptom of a larger problem. To ensure positive patient outcomes, we must begin to pull back the layers to truly understand the underlying cause of why patients have negative health outcomes. Nurses are at the forefront of healthcare and we have an important role to play. This presentation will dissect each Social Determinant of Health and discuss ways in which nurses can ensure positive patient outcomes.
Michael L. Jones has practiced as a Registered Nurse for approximately 20 years, which includes his time as an Orthopedic and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation nurse. Mr. currently serves as Associate Vice President for Health Plan Operations for Molina Healthcare of Mississippi. He has also taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level in nursing and healthcare administration courses. He obtained his BSN from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a Master of Science Degree from University of Phoenix. He is currently a Doctoral student in the Hampton University School of Nursing.
16:20 - 18:00
18:00 - 18:30