Attend ARN's Virtual REACH 2019 Annual Conference

Virtual REACH 2019 was a live event, broadcast via livestream to registered attendees. Virtual attendees have access to recorded sessions for 30 days post-conference.

If you are unable to attend REACH 2019 in Columbus, register for REACH Virtual Conference to attend sessions from anywhere and earn CH!

You are eligible for up to 27.75 CH when you view and evaluate the sessions, and view and evaluate ARN REACH 2019 ePosters!

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Need support to attend virtually? Simply personalize this justification letter we've created and submit for approval!

November 7-9, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Live Sessions for Rehabilitation Nurses

ARN REACH 2019 Virtual Conference consists of the following sessions to advance your career! Sessions are subject to change.

Thursday, November 7

8 – 9 am EDT

Opening Keynote Session

The Difference You Make: A Brain Injured Patient's Perspective on Healing to Wholeness (101)
Patricia “Trisha” Meili, the Central Park Jogger

9:10 am - 10:10 am EDT

Health Policy

Advocating the Value and Role of Rehabilitation Nurses (102)
Anne Ruggiero, BSN RN CRRN
Jeremy Scott, MA

11:15 am - 12:15 pm EDT

REACH Session 201

The Opiate Crisis: Public Health's Mitigating Efforts

Rebecca L. Ojerinde

The Art & Science of Non-Pharmalogical Pain Management in a Rehabilitation Setting

Jynae Clapper, MSN RN CRRN

1:30 - 2:30 pm EDT

REACH Paper Session 302: Work Environment/Leadership

Changing Culture One Shift at a Time

Shelli Ellis, MSN RN CPN NE-BC

Fostering a Healthy Work Environment

Coleen Rossi, MBA RN CCM CRRN

Making the Most of Your “Human Resources”

Nicole Rostron, RN BSN CRRN CNRN

3:40 - 4:30 pm EDT

REACH Case Study Session 402: Traumatic Brain Injury

How TBI Can Affect Sexual Well Being

Seferina Klinger, RN CRRN BSN

Behavior Management: When Traditional Modalities Fail

Lindsay Hong, MS RN CRRN

Friday, November 8

8 – 9 am EDT

Founder's Address

Stories: REACHing Your Rehab Nursing Potential Starts Here (103)

9:10 - 10:10 am EDT

REACH Session 502

Leadership for All: Keeping Your Head Above Water in the Sea of Change


11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

REACH Paper Session 601: All Things Stroke

RTW Assessment after Hemorrhagic Stroke: Specialty NP Evaluation

Marissa DeJesus, DNP RN APRN-CNP

Integrated Care Pathway - Stroke Rehabilitation

Raquel Neves, RN MSN

Managing Diabetes after a Stroke

Mary Williams, RN

2:30 - 3:20 pm EDT

REACH Case Study Session 606: Complex Clinical Management

Management of a Difficult Ostomy

Leonard Hughes, RN

Nursing Management of a Patient with a Transplant

Frank Meyers, BSN RN CRRN

3:30 - 4:30 pm EDT

REACH Session 702

Enhancing Capacity: Reengineering Fall and Fall Injury Programs: Infrastructure, Capacity, and Sustainability

Patricia Quigley, PhD APRN CRRN FAAN FAANP


Saturday, November 9

8 - 9 am EDT

REACH Session 801

CARF Update on 2020 New Performance Measurement, Management, and Improvement Standards

Christine MacDonell, FACRM

9:10 - 10:10 am EDT

REACH Paper Session 903: Education for Staff and Patients

Get Comfortable with Teach Back!

Carol Hannibal, MSN RN PCCN CRRN RN-BC

Improving Client Education with Teach Back Method

Deniece Mensah, DNP MS FNP RN

CRRN Tidbits: Promoting Passage of the CRRN Exam

Margaret Williams, PhD RN CRRN FNP-BC FABDA

10:20 am – 11:40 am EDT

Closing Session

Curing Adultitis: Your Prescription for Less Stress and More Success (104)
Jason Kotecki, Artist, Author, Speaker, and Adultitis Fighter

Virtual Conference Registration Rates

ARN Member: $320
Nonmember: $470

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


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 27.75 CNE Contact Hours (CH). You can earn one (1) nursing CH for every 60 minutes of education. You must complete and submit an online evaluation form for each session you attend to receive CH. CH designated for each session are listed in the schedule of events. Participants can earn a maximum of 15 CH for viewing and 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.


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