Archived Webinars

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Webinar Archive

DateTopic & SpeakerRecording Link
4/23/19The CNS Role as Entrepreneur and Consultant

Kathleen M. Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FCNS, FAAN
Independent Clinical Nurse Specialist/Consultant
CEO Advancing Nursing, LLC

1.0 CE Hour
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6/19/19Special Considerations for Transitioning Adults & Children with Special Health Care NeedsWatch Here
7/11/19Articulating the Value Proposition of the CNS

There is little in the nursing literature that promotes business innovation and specifically the messaging needed to articulate the value proposition for the Clinical Nurse Specialist. In this webinar, a unique approach to address the value proposition for the Clinical Nurse Specialist is described. Key elements in the value equation (quality, safety, service, and cost) are discussed to assist the Clinical Nurse Specialist articulate the value of their specific role.

Sean M. Reed, PhD, APN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN

1.0 CE Hour
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Facts about Vax: 2019 Immunization Update

This session will help provide the participant with recent updates to immunization recommendations as well as reinforce current recommendations of common adult vaccinations. Immunizations discussed may include shingles, MMR, pneumococcal, HPV, hepatitis A and B. This session will review population indications of vaccines and apply them to sample patient scenarios to discuss vaccination needs and timing of vaccines.

1 CE Hour including 1 Pharmacotherapeutic Hour
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8/22/19Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute Fellowship ProgramWatch Here
9/25/19Early Identification of Sepsis: Role of the CNS

This session will discuss considerations for identifying sepsis in the healthcare setting, the impact of sepsis on mortality and the history of our definition of sepsis as well as the ways the CNS can help to improve sepsis identification in the healthcare setting.

1 CE Hour
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9/27/19Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial stewardship programs have historically been driven by physicians and pharmacists. However, in most inpatient settings nurses and nurse specialists are already strategically placed where activities can overlap with current antimicrobial stewardship models. The purpose of this webinar is to identify opportunities where nurses can help steward appropriate use of antibiotics and stave off the rising tide of antimicrobial resistance.

1 CE Hour including 1 Pharmacotherapeutic Hour
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10/22/19CNS Impact on Research, Evidence Based Practice, Performance Improvement/Quality Improvement
NACNS Research Committee Speaker Panel:

Kathleen Evanovich Zavotsky, PhD, RN, CCRN, CEN,
Phyllis Whitehead PhD,APRN,ACHPN,RN-BC
Lola Trudell Coke, PhD, ACNS-BC, RN-BC,
Ana-Maria Gallo, Ph.D, BSN, MSN
Laura Ann Kitch, APRN, CNS
Ann Gosdin, MS, RN, CNS, CPNP-PC
Jennifer Manning, DNS, APRN, ACNS-BC,

The purpose of this webinar is to define the differences between research, evidence based practice and performance improvement/quality improvement. The lecture will explore the CNS role’s influences in each of these methods and provide examples of strategies for success. Exemplars will be presented and included in the session.

1 CE Hour
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Exploring Pain and Opioid Conversions

Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN, ACHPN, RN-BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Palliative Medicine/Pain Management
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Associate Professor
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Cynthia Klaess, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCM
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist

This session will present evidence-based information on current non-opioid and opioid medications to improve pain management outcomes for our patients. Practical tips such as opioid conversions will be provided to assist Clinical Nurse Specialists in their own clinical practice as well as teaching other nurses and providers.

1 CE Hour including 1 Pharmacotherapeutic Hour
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12/9/19Pathophysiology and Prevention of Non-Ventilator Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (NV-HAP): A CNS-Sensitive Outcome

Barbara Quinn RN, MSN, ACNS-BC

This webinar will discuss the impact of NV-HAP, pathophysiology of NV-HAP an who is at risk, prevention of NV-HAP by targeting modifiable risk factors and 3 steps to start addressing NV-HAP.

1 CE Hour
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12/12/19CNS Strategies to Promote Communication and Build Relationships

Francesca Levitt DNP, RN-BC, ACNS-BC

Brandee Wornhoff MSN, RN, CNS-BC

The primary purpose of the webinar is to highlight and discuss strategies that enhance communication and collaboration. When communication and collaboration are not optimal outcomes may suffer including patient harm, increased length of stay, poor staff satisfaction, turnover, and increased resource utilization. An established literature base outlines the importance of a healthy work environment and CNSs have a unique opportunity to influence and shape that environment. Tune in to receive content targeted toward behaviors that can impact skilled communication, true collaboration, and assist in carrying out CNS core competencies.

1 CE Hour
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1/14/2020HIV Antiretroviral Update 2020

Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

This webinar discusses current clinical recommendations for first-line HIV antiretroviral therapy and common drug-drug interactions an dosing considerations.

1 CE Hour including 1 Pharmacotherapeutic Hour
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1/28/2020The Evolution of Pressure Injury Prevention at a Large Academic Medical Center

Jennifer Forman, DNP, RN-BC, CNML
Paula Halcomb
Julie Elder, MSN, CWOCN

This webinar discusses the role of the CNS in reducing hospital acquired pressure injury and evidence-based interventions to reduce hospital acquired pressure injuries.

1 CE Hour
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2/21/2020Caring for Patients with Substance Use Disorders and Opioid Use Disorders: The Clinical Nurse Specialist Role

Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, RN-BC
Cindy Klaess, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCM

This webinar discusses substance use disorder and opioid use disorder, pain management, and dealing with challenging patient and family behaviors as a result.

1 CE Hour including 1 Pharmacotherapeutic Hour
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5/18/2020Bladder Management - Where Does the CNS Fit in Management of Patients with Urinary Retention?

Presented by Amy Lucas, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CCNS

Learning Objective 1: Define urinary retention
Learning Objective 2: Identify risk factors the CNS will look for in urinary retention
Learning Objective 3: Discuss the CNS role in managing patients with urinary retention
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6/4/2020Mental Health Challenges During COVID-19

Presented by Deirdre O'Connor Rae, DNP, PMH-CNS, RN-BC

Learning Objective 1: Participants will identify who is at risk for mental health challenges

Learning Objective 2: Participants will understand the psychological impact of quarantine and social distancing

Learning Objective 3: Participants will describe pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions for psychiatric symptoms
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6/16/2020Improving Antibiotics Stewardship Through Nurse Driven Penicillin Allergy Testing

Presented by Faye Inumerables, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, OCN

Learning Objective 1: Discuss importance of penicillin (PCN) allergy testing
Learning Objective 2: Discuss penicillin allergy testing workflow at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK)
Learning Objective 3: Describe the role of the CNS in establishing the PCN allregy testing program
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