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REACH 2018 Virtual Conference Attendee Page

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Schedule, based on Eastern Daylight Time

Thursday, October 18, 2018

8 – 9 am EDT
1 CH

Keynote General Session (101)
The “Care Reel”

11 am – Noon EDT
1 CH

REACH Session (204)
Advocating the Value and Role of Rehabilitation Nurses

2:20 – 3:20 pm EDT
1 CH 

Paper Session (205):
Bowel/FIM/Dementia

Hold the Enemas, Please: Ensuring Patients are Ready for Rehab

Improve FIM Outcomes Using a DMAIC Process Improvement

Understanding Dementia in a Rehabilitation Setting

4:00– 4:50 pm EDT
.75 CH

Case Study Session (301): Sexuality
Military Sexual Trauma Assessment and Rehabilitation in Veterans Case Study
One Nurses Journey to her Child's Transition

5:00 – 6:00 pm EDT
1 CH

Paper Session (306): Employee Engagement/Patient Safety
 Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Engaged Employees
Patient Satisfaction, Quality Improvement, and Employee Engagement:  The Power of Communication
Nurse to Patient Staffing Ratios, Outcomes, and Turnover

Friday, October 19, 2018

8 – 9 am EDT
1 CH

Founder’s Address (102)
Bounce Back: Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones
Poster Award and People’s Choice Award Announcement

11:20 am – 12:20 pm EDT
1 CH

REACH Session (402)
At the Heart of the Matter - Cardiovascular Disease Prevention 2018

2:30-3:20 pm EDT
.75 CH

Case Study Session (405): Discharge/Service Dogs
Overcoming Attitudinal Barriers in Unconventional Discharge Settings
Service Dog: Living Prosthetic

3:30 – 4:30 pm EDT
1 CH

REACH Session (501)
Patients Moving NOT Moving Patients: Therapeutic Transfers in Neurorehabilitation

4:40 – 5:40 pm EDT
1 CH

Paper Session (601): Neurogenic Bowel/SCI
Bowelentine’s Day: For the Love of Neurogenic Bowel
Plaudits & Pitfalls of an ARN Chapter’s Multicenter Research project
Nursing Assessment of Bladder & Bowel Symptoms in Neuro-Rehabilitation

Saturday, October 20, 2018

8:40 – 9:40 am EDT
1 CH

REACH Session (701)
REACHing the Brain’s Potential: Neuroplasticity Principles in Neurorehabilitation

10:30 – 11:30 am EDT
1 CH

Paper Session (802): Safety Culture
Establishing a Culture of Safety at an Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital
Sharing Practices within a Protected Environment: Benefits of a PSO
Mission Statement and Guiding Principles Excellence: 31 FUNdamentals in Action

11:40 am – 12:40 pm EDT
1 CH

Closing Session (103)
Nutty About Rehabilitation Nursing or Just Plain Nuts? Expanding Your Horizons with Humor

Virtual Conference available through November 20

Recordings of the REACH 2018 Livestream are available to watch through November 20 to receive CH!

If purchased, these recordings from the REACH 2018 educational conference are available from your phone or desktop. They are available to view through November 20, 2018.

You are eligible for up to 25 CH when you view and evaluate the sessions, and view and evaluate ARN REACH 2018 ePosters!

For more detailed session descriptions and learning objectives, please refer to REACH 2018  General Sessions and Concurrent Sessions.

October 18-20, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Recorded Sessions for Rehabilitation Nurses

ARN REACH 2018 Virtual Conference consists of the following sessions to advance your career!

Thursday, October 18

8 – 9 am EDT

Opening Keynote Session (101): The Care Reel, Kevin Pearce, former Snowboarder, Co-Founder Love Your Brain

Listen to former professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce relay his experience with traumatic brain injury while training for the Olympic trials. Kevin’s recovery isn’t just a story of his own perseverance and strength, but also the story of the dedicated healthcare professionals who were with him every step of the way.

11 am – Noon EDT

Advocating the Value and Role of Rehabilitation Nurses (204)

Hear ARN’s Government Relations team walk you through the organization’s Health Policy and Legislative Agenda and what steps are being taken to address these issues in Washington, D.C.

2:20 – 3:20 pm EDT

Paper Session (205): Bowel/FIM/Dementia

• Hold the Enemas, Please: Ensuring Patients are Ready for Rehab — Deborah Sharp
Learning Objectives:
Decrease the frequency of patients admitted to rehab with constipation requiring treatment upon admission which results in missed therapy sessions.
Monitor bowel activity daily and administer preventative medications and laxatives to prevent recurrence of constipation.

• Improve FIM Outcomes Using a DMAIC Process Improvement Cassie Austin
Learning Objectives:
Describe two common errors in scoring bowel and bladder admission FIM.
State one intervention that facilitates discovering key drivers of inaccurate scores.

• Understanding Dementia in a Rehabilitation Setting Angela Allen
Learning Objectives:
Define Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD).
Discuss the progression and symptom management of dementia.

4 – 5:50 pm EDT

Case Study Session (301): Sexuality

Military Sexual Trauma Assessment and Rehabilitation in Veterans Lisa Perla
Learning Objectives:
Describe at least five of the mental and physical manifestations associated with military sexual trauma.
Describe the three most common comorbid diagnoses associated with military sexual trauma.

• One Nurses Journey to her Child's Transition Lori Ragonese
Learning Objectives:
Define the terms “transgender” and “gender identity.”
Identify one to two ways to affirm care for transgender youth.

5 – 6 pm EDT

Paper Session (306): Employee Engagement/Patient Safety

• Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Engaged Employees Kristie Tschumperlin
Learning Objectives:
Identify at least two strategies of how to initiate a culture of engaged employees in rehabilitation nursing.
Identify the key stakeholders in your hospital needed to create and maintain a culture of engaged employees.

• Patient Satisfaction, Quality Improvement, and Employee Engagement: The Power of Communication Kasondra Kistner
Learning Objectives:
Understand how hospitals that place communication with staff as a top priority have better patient satisfaction and quality outcomes.
Understand the principles of the "Multiplier" in leadership, and how this type of leader makes smart people smarter.

• Nurse to Patient Staffing Ratios, Outcomes, and Turnover Susan Blanchard
Learning Objectives:
Explain how nurse-to-patient ratios impact clinical outcomes.
Explain how nurse-to-patient ratios impact nursing job satisfaction and turnover.

Friday, October 19

8 – 9 am EDT

Founders Address (102): Bounce Back Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones, Michelle Camicia, MSN CRRN CCM NEA-BC FAHA

During this session, Michelle addresses evidence-based strategies to enhance personal resilience to help nurses overcome adversity and grow stronger from their experiences. She introduces you to methods that will inspire strength in yourself and others, help you find personal joy and meaning in your work, and create positive experiences despite negative external circumstances. 

11:20 am – 12:20 pm EDT

REACH Session (402): At the Heart of the Matter Cardiovascular Disease Prevention 2018, David Perloff, MD

David Perloff educates you on important cardiovascular disease prevention paradigms.

2:30 – 3:20 pm EDT

Case Study Session (405): Discharge/Service Dogs

• Overcoming Attitudinal Barriers in Unconventional Discharge Settings Renee Tokarczyk
Learning Objectives
Understand personal attitudinal barriers that exist in one’s own practice related to unconventional discharge settings.
Apply creative nursing interventions to patients with plans for discharge to unconventional settings.

• Service Dog: Living Prosthetic Andrea Dube
Learning Objectives:
Identify physical and psychosocial barriers reduced by use of a service dog.
Identify two ways service dogs promote functional ability and independence.

3:30 – 4:30 pm EDT

REACH Session (501) Patients Moving NOT Moving Patients: Therapeutic Transfers in Neurorehabilitation, Jason Knox, CT C/NDT

Learn how to practice hands-on techniques to transfer your patients with colleagues and discover how you can eliminate the word "lift" from your practice and your vocabulary. 

4:40 – 5:40 pm EDT

Paper Session (601): Neurogenic Bowel/SCI

• Bowelentine’s Day: For the Love of Neurogenic Bowel Julia Tokarz
Learning Objectives:
Identify an educational tool to increase nurses’ understanding of neurogenic bowel.
Use an understanding of neurogenic bowel to create efficient bedside education for a patient with spinal cord injury.

• Plaudits & Pitfalls of an ARN Chapter’s Multicenter Research Project Elaine Flynn
Learning Objectives:
Understand the value of collaborative research.
Identify two challenges to implementing a multisite research project.

• Nursing Assessment of Bladder & Bowel Symptoms in Neuro-Rehabilitation Elaine Flynn
Learning Objectives:
Identify two implications for Nursing from the NABBS research project.
Describe the benefits of utilizing the NABBS Picture Book with participants who have cognitive limitations.

Saturday, October 20

8:40 – 9:40 am EDT

REACH Session (701): REACHing the Brain’s Potential: Neuroplasticity Principles in Neurorehabilitation, Jason Knox, CT C/NDT

Jason Knox is back to teach the principles of neuroplasticity, review evidence-based practices from research, and walk you through related examples.

10:30 – 11:30 am EDT

Paper Session (802): Safety Culture

• Establishing a Culture of Safety at an Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Anne Hubling
Learning Objectives:
Describe the importance of creating a Culture of Safety in relation to patient safety, employee engagement, and clinical outcomes.
Identify and describe evidence-based safety tools and techniques to promote a Culture of Safety at a rehabilitation hospital.

• Sharing Practices within a Protected Environment: Benefits of a PSO Stacey Coffee
Learning Objectives:
Explain the functionality of a PSO.
Describe how participation in a Patient Safety Organization may improve a facility’s QRP performance.

• Mission Statement and Guiding Principles Excellence: 31 FUNdamentals in Action Mary Anne Saveoz
Learning Objectives:
Discuss three ways to promote a high-performance culture in a rehabilitation healthcare company.
Identify four ways to deliver legendary service and make a difference in the lives of those you serve.

11:40 am – 12:40 pm EDT

Closing Session (103), Nutty About Rehabilitation Nursing or Just Plain Nuts? Expanding Your Horizons with Humor

Close out the Virtual Conference with comic relief from Comedian Deb Gauldin. She lightens your load with how to address stress and boost morale — personally and professionally.

Virtual Conference Registration Rates

ARN Member: $320
Nonmember: $470

For more detailed session descriptions, please refer to REACH 2018  General Sessions and Concurrent Sessions.

This event is intended to be a live experience for virtual attendees. We encourage you to participate during the Q&A periods as if you are at the meeting.

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The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). ARN designated this activity for a maximum of 25 CNE Contact Hours. You can earn one (1) nursing contact hour (CH) for every 60 minutes of education time. You must complete and submit an online evaluation form for each session you attend to receive CH. CH available for each session are listed in the schedule of events. Participants can earn up to 12.5 CH for evaluating ePosters.

℞ – Sessions with this symbol address the use of pharmacologic agents in rehabilitation care and may be recognized for credit toward ANCC Certified Nurse Specialist (CNC) and Nurse Practitioner (NP) recertification. These hours may also be reported to your state board of nursing for relicensure. Credit will be designated on attendee certificates. Attendees are responsible for contacting each governing body to determine content eligibility. It is recommended that attendees retain a copy of the conference brochure and program guide, and print the online session schedule for supportive documentation.

Registration Details & Fees

If you couldn't make it to West Palm Beach, FL, see what REACH 2018 Virtual Conference has to offer!

Justification Letter

If you needed help gaining support from your facility to attend ARN REACH 2018, ARN created a Justification Letter for you. If you are seeking reimbursement after conference, just copy and paste the letter into a blank document, complete and revise the necessary information to provide to your supervisor for approval!

Registration Costs

Full Meeting Registration

  Early Bird
On or before 9/1/18
Regular
After 9/1/18
ARN member $495 $645

Team discount (2-4)*

Team discount (5+)*

$475

$455

$625

$605

Join/renew & register $625 $775
Nonmember $695 $845
Student (ID required)** $265 $415

 

* Team Member Discount
Rate is per person, available to groups of two or more, or 5+ ARN members from the same facility. Each person must complete their own registration form. All forms must arrive together via mail or fax with complete payment, or discount will not apply. You may print PDFs of the ARN REACH 2018 registration form for each person in your group. Mail: ARN Conference, PO Box 3781, Oak Brook, IL 60522; or Fax: 847.375.6481.

** Student Registration
Full-time undergraduate or graduate nursing students can register at the Student Rate. Documented proof of this status is required and must be submitted with registration (faculty letter, fee receipt, copy of ID, etc).

Click here to see 2018 Exhibitor Registration information and the 2018 attendee registration form.

Single Day Registration Rates

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday

  Early Bird
On or before 9/1/18
Regular
After 9/1/18
ARN member $290 $440
Nonmember $390 $540
Student (ID required) $210 $360

 

2-Day CRRN Review Course

Tuesday, October 16, 8 am–5 pm

Wednesday, October 17, 8 am–4 pm

ARN Member: $285
Nonmember: $425

PreConference Sessions

Wednesday, October 17

ARN Member: $135
Nonmember: $185

Professional Tours

Wednesday, October 17

Thursday, October 18

ARN Member & Nonmember: $30-$50 (Cost Varies Per Tour)

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing. A $100 processing charge will apply to all cancellations. No refunds will be made on cancellations postmarked after September 21, 2018. All refunds will be processed after the conference. ARN reserves the right to substitute faculty or to cancel or reschedule sessions due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If ARN must cancel, registrants will receive full credits or refunds of their paid registration fees. No refunds can be made for lodging, airfare, or any other expenses related to attending the conference.

Service Animals & Pet Policy

ARN recognizes the importance of Service Animals to persons with disabilities and permits Service Animals, as defined by the ADA, in all conference sessions and registration areas. The Service Animal must be under the control of the handler at all times.

Pets, comfort, or emotional support animals are not permitted in ARN events, conference sessions, or registration areas. Consult with the hotel property about their policies on pets, comfort, and emotional support animals in other areas of the hotel.

Access Conference Materials

Attendees of REACH 2018 may access a list of attendees, session handouts, ePosters, and CE Certificates.

Please call ARN Member Services at 1.800.229.7530 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

 

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REACH 2018 Schedule

 = Indicates the session was also eligible for Pharmacology Credit Hours.

Tuesday, October 16

8 am – 5 pm, Lunch on Your Own

2-Day CRRN Review Course (CRRN) 14.25 CH

Sue Bolyard, RN CRRN WCC
Renee Whitener, RN BSN MAOM CRRN WCC

Wednesday, October 17

8 am – 4 pm, Lunch on Your Own

CRRN Review Course, cont'd (CRRN)

8 – 11:30 am

Preconference Workshop (001)

Management of Problematic Behaviors after Acquired Brain Injury 3.25 CH

Robert Karol, PhD ABPP-RP CBIS

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch on Your Own

12:30 – 4 pm

Preconference Workshop (002)

Professional Rehabilitation Nurse and FIM: Expertise and Collaboration 3.25 CH

Cynthia B. Hernandez, MSN/Ed RN CRRN

Noon – 4 pm

Professional Tour (PT)

The Woodlands at John Knox Village 2.5 CH

4:15 – 5 pm

Grand Opening and Welcome from the President

5 – 6 pm

Reception with Exhibits and Posters in the Resource Center

Up to 12.5 CH for Posters

Thursday, October 18

7 – 8 am

Continental Breakfast with Exhibits and Posters

8 – 9 am

Keynote General Session (101) 1 CH

The "Care Reel"

Kevin Pearce

9 – 11 am

Resource Center with Exhibits and Posters

11 am – Noon

REACH Session (201) 1 CH

Shared Decision Making (SDM) as a Standard of Care

Terrie Black, DNP MBA CRRN FAHA FAAN

REACH Session (202) 1 CH

Yoga and Meditation for TBI: Evidence, Innovations, and Ways Forward

Kyla Pearce, MPH CBIS RYT-200

REACH Session (203) 1 CH

Addressing Sex and Intimacy: Patient Education Resources Make It Easy

Don Kautz, PhD RN CRRN

REACH Session (204) 1 CH

Advocating the Value and Role of Rehabilitation Nurses

Sarah Nichelson, JD
Maria Radwanski, MSN RN CRRN
Jeremy Scott, MA

Noon – 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own

1:20 – 2:10 pm

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Each SIG is .75 CH

Gerontology (GER)
Home Health (HHC)
Pain (PAIN)
Pediatrics (PED)
Researchers (RES)
Subacute (SUB)
VA/DOD (VA)

2:20 – 3:20 pm

Paper Sessions 1 CH

3:20 – 4 pm

Resource Center with Exhibits and Posters

4 – 5 pm

Case Study Sessions .75 CH

5 – 6 pm

Paper Sessions 1 CH

 

Friday, October 19

8 am – 5:45 pm

SimBus: A Unique Hands-on Simulation Experience (SIM1-8) 1 CH

1-hour sessions throughout the day

7 – 8 am

Continental Breakfast with Exhibits and Posters

8 – 9 am

Founder’s Address (102) 1 CH

Bounce Back: Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones

Michelle Camicia, MSN CRRN CCM NEA-BC FAHA

9:10 – 10:20 am

Annual Members' Meeting

10:20 – 11:20 am

Resource Center with Exhibits and Posters

11:20 am – 12:20 pm

REACH Session (401) 1 CH

Assisted Animal Therapy and Technologies to Help People with Disabilities

Deena Hoagland, LCSW
Eli Smith, BS SpEd

REACH Session (402) 1 CH

At the Heart of the Matter - Cardiovascular Disease Prevention 2018 ℞

David Perloff, MD

REACH Session (403) 1 CH

Fall Risk in Cancer Survivors: Examining the Evidence

Grace Campbell, PhD MSW RN CNL CRRN

REACH Session (404) 1 CH

Caring for LGBTQIA+ Identified Patients 101

Libby Parker, MSS, LSW

12:20 – 1:30 pm

Lunch on Your Own

RNJ Consultation Sessions

1:30 – 2:20 pm

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Each SIG is .75 CH

Administration Management (AM)
Admissions Liaisons (AL)
Advanced Practice (AP)
Case Management Insurance Consulting (CMIC)
Educators (EDU)
Staff Nurses (SN)

2:30 – 3:20 pm

Case Study Sessions .75 CH

3:30 – 4:30 pm

REACH Session (501) 1 CH

Patients Moving NOT Moving Patients: Therapeutic Transfers in Neurorehabilitation

Jason Knox, CT C/NDT

REACH Session (502) 1 CH

From Yesterday's Practice to Today's Evidence

Terrie Black, DNP MBA CRRN FAHA FAAN

REACH Session (503) 1 CH

The Agitated TBI Patient: A Case Study

Angela L. Hathaway, MSN RN CRRN

REACH Session (504) 1 CH

Author! Author! Strategies for Developing an Exceptional Manuscript

Kris Mauk, PhD DNP RN CRRN GCNS-BC GNP-BC ACHPN FAAN
Linda Pierce, PhD RN CRRN FAHA FAAN

4:40 – 5:40 pm

Paper Sessions 1 CH

6 – 8:30 pm

RNF Dinner Symposium on Stroke and Caregivers (RNF)

The Crisis of Stroke: Understanding Caregiver Readiness

Barb Lutz, PhD RN CRRN PHNA-BC FAHA FNAP FAAN

Assessing Stroke Caregivers Commitment and Capacity

Michelle Camicia, MSN CRRN CCM NEA-BC FAHA

Saturday, October 20

7:15 – 8 am

Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 am

Early Career Panel (605) 1 CH

8:40 – 9:40 am

REACH Session (701) 1 CH

REACHing the Brain’s Potential: Neuroplasticity Principles in Neurorehabilitation

Jason Knox, CT C/NDT

REACH Session (702) 1 CH

Essential Steps in Using Apps for Everyday Cognitive Issues

Michelle Ranae Wild, MA

REACH Session (703) 1 CH

Reducing Fall Risk and Improving Functional Outcomes: HD Nursing

Patricia A. Quigley, PhD ARNP CRRN FAAN FAANP

REACH Session (704) 1 CH

CARF Update on 2018 Medical Rehabilitation Standards

Christine MacDonnell

9:50 – 10:20 am

Award Winning Ideas Sessions .5 CH

10:30 – 11:30 am

Paper Sessions 1 CH

11:40 am – 12:40 pm

Closing Session (103) 1 CH

Nutty About Rehabilitation Nursing or Just Plain Nuts? Expanding Your Horizons with Humor

Deb Gauldin, ADN

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