Plan Out Your Month of REACH

Get excellent virtual educational and networking events all month long by registering for REACH 2020 and preconference events. Check out the schedule below for a taste of what's coming up so you can build your perfect REACH experience. All times listed below are in CENTRAL TIME.

PRECONFERENCE SESSIONS

The CRRN Prep Course (15 CNE)

  Presented in four parts: October 4–8 | 8am–Noon CDT 

Barbara Winters-Todd, DNP RN CRRN, and Sue Bolyard, RN CRRN


Neural Repair and Plasticity: Is There A Right Dose of Rehabilitation? (3.25 CNE)

  October 14 | 8 am–11:30 am CDT

Richard C. Senelick, MD


Pain 101 (3.25 CNE)

  October 15 | 12:30–4 pm

Helen Turner, DNP CNS APRN PCNS-BC AP-PMN FAAN


CONFERENCE DAY 1: OCTOBER 20

Grand Opening, Welcome from the President, Awards Ceremony

  8:30 am–9:15 am

Barbara J. Lutz, PhD RN CRRN PHNA-BC FAHA FAAN


Opening Reception (Exhibits and Posters)

  9:15–10:15 am


Breaktime Activities & Offerings

  10:15–11 am

Take a break or join us for some post-session and poster discussions, networking, and more!


Keynote: Working As One: Bridging Generational Gaps (1 CNE)

  11 am–Noon

Amelie Karam


Breaktime Activities & Offerings

Noon–12:45 pm

Take a break or join us for some post-session and poster discussions, networking, and more!


CONCURRENT SESSIONS (1 CNE Each)

  12:45–1:45 pm

It's Not All About Wheelchairs: Supporting Mental Health in the Rehabilitation Patient

Cheryl Lehman, PhD RN-BC CNS-BC CRRN

Care of SCI Patients

Claudia Kitchin, RN BSN CRRN

Sexual Function, Intimacy, Fertility, and Reproduction After Spinal Cord Injury

Gina Biter-Mundt

Integrating Advance Care Planning as Part of Routine Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments

Maria A. Cantu-Cooper, MD

Falls: Explore and Connect QI, EBP, and Research

Barbara Winters-Todd, DNP RN CRRN; Theresa Pietsch, PhD RN CRRN CNE; Cidalia Vital, PhD CNL CPAN; Anne Deutsch, PhD RN CRRN; Susan B. Fowler, PhD RN CNRN FAHA


Breaktime Activities & Offerings

1:45–2:30 pm

Take a break or join us for some post-session and poster discussions, networking, and more!


PAPER SESSIONS (1 CNE Each Session)

  2:30–3:30 pm

Scientific Paper Session: Nurse Work-Life Balance/Palliative Care

1. Interventions to Improve Dependent Edema Knowledge in a Rehabilitative Nursing Setting; Marjorie Valle, MSN RN-BC
2. Trio-Rounding: Perception of Benefits and Challenges by Rehabilitation Nurses and Physicians; Tigist Mannaye, MPH BSN RN CRRN
3. Rehabilitating your Clinical Ladder Program: Incorporating the ARN Competency Model; Ashley Rochel, MSN RN-BC CRRN

Clinical Paper Session: Patient Safety

1. Benefits of Population-Based Approaches to Fall Prevention; Amy Hester, PhD RN-BC
2. Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: What is the Future of Rehabilitation Nurses; Tony Hilton, DrPh MSN FNP CRRN
3. Smart Belt Protection to Avoid Hip Fracture in a Senior Care Setting; Rebecca Tarbert, PT DPT GCS CLT

Clinical Paper Session: Leadership

1. 2020 Election: How to Advocate for ARN Legislation and Leaders; Steven Powell, MSN RN-BC
2. Development and Implementation of the Rehabilitation Nursing Academy; Hilary Touchett, PhD RN CRRN CBIS
3. New Delegation Definition Applied With State Rules For Improved Clinical Outcomes; Ruth Hansten, PhD MBA BSN RN FACHE


Exhibit Hall

3:30–4:30 pm


Keynote: Get Busy Living (1 CNE)

  4:30–5:30 pm

Nick and Lindsay Fener


Breaktime Activities & Offerings

5:30–6:15 pm

Take a break or join us for some post-session and poster discussions, networking, and more!


CONFERENCE DAY 2: OCTOBER 21

Fellows Induction Ceremony

8:30–9 am


Keynote: ARN Research Symposium—Nursing Students with Disabilities: An Integrative Review (1 CNE)

9:15–10:45 am

Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD APRN CRRN FAAN


Exhibit Hall

10:45–11:30 am


Founder's Address: REACH for Opportunites in ARN to Make a Difference in the Lives of Others and Yourself (1 CNE)

11:30 am–12:30 pm

Cookie R. Gender, RN MSN CRRN-R


Breaktime Activities & Offerings

12:30–1:15 pm

Take a break or join us for some post-session and poster discussions, networking, and more!


CONCURRENT SESSIONS (1 CNE Each)

1:15–2:15 pm

Rehabilitation and COVID—What Has Changed in 2020?

Michele Cournan ANP-BC DNP FNP RN CRRN

Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Managing Behavior of Patients with a TBI and other Challenging Populations: An Interdisciplinary Approach

A. Elizabeth Koyle, PT DPT MBA PhD; Katie Palmer, MA LPC

Being a Change Agent in Changing Times

Susan Fowler, PhD RN CNRN FAHA

Creating a Successful Abstract

Amy Bok, MSN RN CRRN

Leading People and Pandemics

Mary Ellen Hatch, MSN RN CRRN


Exhibit Hall

2:15–3:15 pm


Breaktime Activities & Offerings

3:15–4 pm

Take a break or join us for some post-session and poster discussions, networking, and more!


CASE STUDIES (1 CNE Each)

4–5 pm

Case Study: Rising Acuity/Complex Patient

1. Overcoming Challenges: Interdisciplinary Teamwork for the Complex International Patient; Tonya Pipolo, MBA MSN RN CNL CRRN
2. Mrs. Jones' Last Hurrah: A Final Tribute to a Rehabilitation Nurse; Gail L. Sims, RN MSN CRRN

Case Study: Palliative Care

1. The Art of Rehabilitation Nursing Assessment
2. Working Like Dogs: The Role of Dogs in the Rehabilitation; Andrea Dube, RN CRRN


PAPER SESSIONS (1 CNE Each)

5:15–6:15 pm

Paper Session: Clinical - Nurse Self Care

1. Nurses: Caring For The Caregiver Is That Person In the Mirror; Becky R. Thayer, MSN RN CRRN
2. Vulnerability & Resilience: Dynamic Concepts for Caregiver Self-Care Strategies; Emily Havrilla, PhD CRNP ANP-BC CRRN
3. Supporting New Nurses Through the Standardization of a Preceptorship Program; Corina M. James Scribner, BSN RN CRRN; Nellie Bellot, MSN RN CRRN

Paper Session: Clinical - Pediatric

1. Pediatric Rehabilitation: Some Common and Less Common Pediatric Conditions; Margaret E. Williams, PhD RN MSN CRRN FNP-BC FABDA FARN
2. Sexuality and Sexual Abuse: Individuals with Developmental Disabilities - Pediatrics to Adulthood; Margaret E. Williams, PhD RN MSN CRRN FNP-BC FABDA FARN
3. Using Guided Imagery to Improve Pain Management Options; Shanna C. Caceres, RN

Paper Session: Clinical - COVID

1. Building the Plane While Flying: Rehab Nursing Outcomes following COVID; Sibil Alexanian, MHA RN NEA-BC; Kathryn Williamson-Link, RN MSN CNML CRRN; Anne Hubling, DNP MHSA RN CPHQ NEA-BC
2. Challenge Accepted: Rapid Response Revised Tracheostomy Guidelines During COVID-19 Pandemic; Elaine R. Flynn, RN MSN CRRN CIC; Lisa Pinder, RN BSN CRRN; Deborah Hodgdon, RN MSN TNCC; Nicole Bongart, RM BSN CRRN
3. From Rehab to the Doors of Critical Care; Susan V. Brindisi, MS Ed MA CHES RN CRRN; Selina Lavache, BSN DPN


Breaktime Activities & Offerings

6:15–7 pm

Take a break or join us for some post-session and poster discussions, networking, and more!


CONFERENCE DAY 3: OCTOBER 22

8–9 am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS (1 CNE Each)

Non-pharmacological and Holistic Approaches in Rehabilitation Nursing: Barriers and Breakthroughs

Prem Nathenson, DNP APRN NP-C

Mentoring: Sharing the Love of Rehabilitation Nursing

Donna Williams, RN MSN CRRN

All Hands on Deck: The Opioid Crisis in Population Health Perspective

Sophie Nathenson, PhD

Medical Issues in Pediatric Acute Rehabilitation: Spinal Cord Injury

Pushpa Abraham, CPNP


Exhibit Hall

10–10:45 am


Breaktime Activities & Offerings 

10–10:45 am

Take a break or join us for some post-session and poster discussions, networking, and more!


Case Study Session: Critical Care (1 CNE)

10:45–11:45 am

1. They're Just Not Right: COVID 19 and Cognitive Dysfunction; Sally Strong, RN APN CNRN CRRN
2. Getting Over the Fear of Falling After a Stroke-Wildcat Deb; Gillian C. Smith, MSN RN CRRN CBIS
3. Heart Failure Associated Acute Care Transfers: Stop the Revolving Door; Sally Strong, RN APN CNRN CRRN


Break Time Activities & Offerings

11:45 am–12:30 pm

Take a break or join us for some post-session and poster discussions, networking, and more!


PAPER SESSIONS (1 CNE Each)

12:30–1:30 pm

Paper Session: Clinical - Medication

1. An Innovative Approach on Medication Teaching in a Rehabilitation Setting; Li-Chen Lin, PhD RN; Molly Yang, MSN RN; Kavita Radhakrishnan, PhD RN
2. Medication Reconciliation: What, Why, When, How, Who, and Where; Elizabeth A. Yetzer, MA MSN
3. Impact of Rehabilitation Nursing Interventions in Reducing Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Patients; Monique R. Mercado, BSN RN CRRN RN-BC

Paper Session: Clinical - Discharge Planning

1. Lessons Learned in Caring for High Acuity Rehabilitation Patients (HARP); Tracy Huffman, BSN RN CRRN; Angela Harris, BSN RN CRRN
2. Effectively Preparing Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Patients and Families for Discharge Home; Marla B. Porter, MSN RN CRRN; Peter M. Cassidy, FACHE
3. Community Transitions: Implementing a Patient-Centered Education Model in Acute Rehabilitation; Laura Morris, MSN RN CRRN; Elizabeth Wojciechowski, PhD RN PMHCNS-BC CRADC; Lisa Rosen, MS

Paper Session: Clinical - Documentation

1. Wound and Pressure Injury Documentation : A Quality Improvement Project; Mary Ann Laslo, BSN CRRN CCM
2. From FIM and Beyond: Rehabilitation Nursing Evolution; Tina Roma Fisher, RN MSN CRRN; Rebecca M. Hoffman, RN BSN CRRN
3. Nursing Supervisor Workshop - Preparing for Success; Rhauliza C. Joanez, RN MSN CRRN; Kimberli Martinez, RN MSN CRRN

Paper Session: Clinical - Cultural Behaviors

1. Influence of Culture and Ethnicity on Pain: Minimizing Caregiver Bullying In A Rehabilitation Setting; Ann A. Gutierrez, MSN RN CRRN CNRN NPD-BC CBIS FARN
2. Minimizing Caregiver Bullying In A Rehabilitation Setting; Kerry Davis, MSN RN CRRN CBIS
3. Outpatient Nursing Rehabilitation Program; Raquel Neves, RN MsN CRRN PhDc


CONCURRENT SESSIONS (1 CNE Each)

1:45–2:45 pm

Demystifying Stroke Care Across the Continuum

Barbara Lutz, PhD RN CRRN PHNA-BC FAHA FAAN; Michelle Camicia, PhD CRRN CCM NEA-BC FARN FAHA; Debbie Summers, MSN RN AHCNS-BC CNRN SCRN FAHA; Lynn Klassman, MSN APN CCRN CCNS CNRN

Untitled - 2282 - Health Policy

Jeremy Scott, MA

Rehabilitation Robotics: Current Research and Application

Shuo-Hsiu Chang, PT PhD

Morgan's Wonderland

Brooke Kearney, MS


Breaktime Activities & Offerings

2:45–3 pm

Take a break or join us for some post-session and poster discussions, networking, and more!


Annual Members Meeting & Board Induction 

3:30–4:30 pm


Closing Keynote: THE MISSION WALKER (1 CNE)

4:30–5:30 pm

Edie Littlefield Sundby, Bestselling Author and Adventurer


POST CONFERENCE

RNJ Consultation Session

October 23; 10:30 am–Noon

Linda Pierce, PhD MSN RN CRRN FAAN; Pamela Larsen, PhD MS RN


Post-Session Discussion

1–1:45 pm

Take a break or join us for some post-session and poster discussions, networking, and more!


Post-Session Discussion

2:30-3:15 pm

Take a break or join us for some post-session and poster discussions, networking, and more!


Diversity & Inclusion—Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 28: 1-2 pm

Tonisha J. Melvin, DNP CRRN NP-C; Steven D. Powell, MSN RN-BC CRRN; Vidette J. Forbes, MBA RN CRRN

During this session, Vidette J. Forbes will moderate a Diversity and Inclusion panel discussion. The presentation will include dialogue on various topics such as benefits of a diverse healthcare workforce, improving diversity in nursing, creating a culturally diverse nursing team, and more!

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