ARN REACH 2019 was the Annual Conference for Rehabilitation Nurses
Nearly 1,000 dedicated rehab nursing professionals just like you joined us November 2019 for ARN's 45th anniversary. The schedule featured a number of innovative new educational programs inspired by our members’ experiences.
Preconference Sessions and Optional Events
We hosted several preconference sessions.Tuesday was dedicated to our first-ever Evidence-Based Practice Workshop, brought to you by Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Lynn Gallagher-Ford, both of The Ohio State University, College of Nursing.
Clinical Nurse Specialist Sally Strong led a session focusing on Medically Complex Patients and Rehabilitation Nurses: Partnering to Meet New Challenges. We learned about the latest on the IMPACT Act, during Rehab Unit Supervisor Jill Rye’s and Nurse Administrator Kathy Clark’s Mini IMPACT Course, and we offered a Professional Tour offering you the opportunity to see OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital, Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Energizing and Inspiring Keynote Speakers
ARN REACH 2019 kicked off when ARN President Michele Cournan welcomed attendees to the event and led us all to the Opening Cocktail Reception in the Resource Center where you and your colleagues discovered the latest products from the exhibitors you have told us you want to talk with. A captivating Opening Keynote Address by Trisha Meili, the Central Park Jogger, made us all so proud of what we do every day as she described the horrific episode that led her to rehab, and all the rehab professionals who helped her recover and reclaim her life. REACH 2019 closed with Jason Kotecki explaining how he cures Adultitis: A Prescription for Less Stress and More Success.
In between all of the highlights noted above you there were many REACH 2019 educational general sessions and concurrent sessions, papers, posters, and case studies presented by your peers. These nurse leaders help strengthen your career, and offer you many opportunities to learn, grow, and connect with your colleagues. REACH 2019 provided attendees the opportunity to earn up to 44.25 CE credits during this exceptional conference.