Overview

STRONG NURSES, STRONG PRACTICE

Caring for the caregiver is often a discounted aspect of health care. Nurses pour out their compassion, strength, abilities, and expertise on behalf of their patients, yet often, their own personal health and well-being is neglected. This focus track is dedicated to building strong nurses and strong practice.

Championing Workplace Civility

8:00 - 9:00 AM EDT
  • Understanding why horizontal violence exists
  • Steps that need to be taken in order to change the status quo
  • Applying the describe, express, specify, and consequences (DESC) model to strengthen civility in the workplace

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Understanding the Differences and Managing the Consequences

9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT
  • Development of a nurse-patient therapeutic relationship may put nurses at risk for compassion fatigue
  • Cumulative stress related to the work environment can contribute to burnout
  • Explore strategies to recognize and manage the symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout and mitigate the risks 

Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

10:30 - 11:30 AM EDT
  • Substance use disorder (SUD) is a complex disease with many serious consequences
  • Health care workers are not immune, and SUD is especially challenging in the nursing profession
  • This session will describe SUD, identify the symptoms, and discuss the nurse’s obligation to act if SUD is suspected in a colleague

It's Time for YOU: The Healthy Infusion Nurse

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
  • Take a moment to think about taking better care of yourself and getting healthy
  • Attendees will learn about mind-body interventions including the power of gratitude, meditation, grounding, mindfulness, and breathing

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation

1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT
  • American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) “Healthy Risk Appraisal,” led to the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) initiative.
  • This session will discuss the key areas of nurse well-being including rest, nutrition, physical activity, quality of life, and safety and how to implement them into practice
Contact Hours

This entire program has been approved for 5 contact hours. Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: May 21, 2022

CRNI® Recertification Units

This entire program has been approved for 10 CRNI® recertification units and meets the INS Meeting criteria.

*Note: Participants who attend the live version of this program at INS 2019 in Baltimore, MD are not eligible to receive contact hours or CRNI® recertification units through this online program.

Virtual Education

Championing Workplace Civility

Arna Robins, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, NREMT
8:00 - 9:00 AM EDT

Although nurses enter the profession to help others, many times nurses are not helpful to one another. All nurses must understand why horizontal violence exists and what steps need to be taken to change the status quo. This session will define and describe different types of horizontal violence and discuss the reasons for its occurrence. Using the describe, express, specify, and consequences (DESC) model, attendees will learn how to have difficult conversations with colleagues in an effort to strengthen civility in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will be able to describe horizontal violence and discuss strategies for having difficult conversations.


Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Understanding the Differences and Managing the Consequences

Deborah Boyle, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN
Marlene Steinheiser, PhD, RN, CRNI®
9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT

When developing a nurse-patient therapeutic relationship, a nurse’s proclivity for empathy may put them at risk for compassion fatigue. Cumulative stress related to the work environment can contribute to burnout. Although compassion fatigue and burnout have similarities in etiologies, triggers, and symptoms, they differ in several ways. This session will explore strategies on how to recognize and  manage the symptoms of both situations, understand the similarities and differences, and how to mitigate the risks.

Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will be able to describe the similarities and differences between compassion fatigue and burnout, and verbalize potential strategies to manage both.


Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

Suzanne Alunni-Kinkle, MSN, RN, CARN
10:30 - 11:30 AM EDT

Substance use disorder (SUD) is a complex disease with many serious consequences. SUD can range in severity from substance misuse to substance dependency. Health care workers are not immune, and SUD is especially challenging in the nursing profession. This disorder affects as many as 1 in 10 nurses, many of whom are not identified and may continue to practice, potentially endangering the lives of patients. This session will describe SUD, identify the symptoms, and discuss the nurse’s obligation to act if SUD is suspected in a colleague.

Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will be able to identify behavioral and physical changes that occur with SUD and will understand steps to take if SUD is suspected.


It's Time for YOU: The Healthy Infusion Nurse

Melissa Harker, MSN, RN-BC
Sara Scheller, BSN, RN, CCRN, NBC-HWC
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

When was the last time you took a moment to think about taking better care of yourself and getting healthy? In this mind-body connection session, attendees will learn about mind-body interventions, including the power of gratitude, meditation, grounding, mindfulness, and breathing.

Learning Outcome: After the session, attendees will be able to describe mind-body strategies that foster health and wellness.


Healthy  Nurse, Healthy Nation

Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN
1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

Many nurses in the United States are overweight, do not get enough sleep, do not eat the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables, and have high workplace stress. In recognition of this alarming data from the American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) “Healthy Risk Appraisal,” ANA created the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) initiative. This session will discuss the key areas of nurse well-being including rest, nutrition, physical activity, quality of life, and safety, along with strategies for implementation in practice.

Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will be able to discuss the HNHN initiative and make a commitment to improve their own health and wellness.


Contact Hours

This entire program has been approved for 5 contact hours.

 Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: May 21, 2022


CRNI® Recertification Units

This entire program has been approved for 10 CRNI® recertification units and meets the INS Meeting criteria.

*Note: Participants who attend the live version of this program at INS 2019 in Baltimore, MD are not eligible to receive contact hours or CRNI® recertification units through this online program.

Speakers

Arna Robins, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, NREMT

PeaceHealth

Arna K. Robins, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, NREMT, was a pediatric/neonatal flight nurse in the Southwest, before returning to the Pacific Northwest in 2012, where she is a house supervisor at Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor, Washington. She obtained an MSN from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and a BSN from Azusa Pacific University in Azua, California, and she is a coauthor of the book The Dauntless Nurse: Communications Confidence Builder.

Deborah Boyle, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN

Advanced Oncology Nursing Resources

Deborah Boyle, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN, is a certified advanced oncology clinical nurse specialist who has practiced for more than 4 decades. She has been the recipient of numerous honors from the Oncology Nursing Society, and in 1999, she was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. Debi has delivered many lectures in the United States and abroad, and is the author of more than 300 publications and 4 books.

Marlene Steinheiser, PhD, RN, CRNI®

Infusion Nurses Society

Marlene Steinheiser, PhD, RN, CRNI®,  is the Infusion Nurses Society's director of nursing education. Dr. Steinheiser has more than 30 years of nursing experience in acute care, home infusion/home care, long-term care, education, and regulatory environments. Her research interest is compassion fatigue and its effects on nurses, patients, and organizations. Dr. Steinheiser's most recent research on compassion fatigue among nurses in skilled nursing facilities has been supported by grants from the University of Arizona and Sigma Theta Tau.

Suzanne Alunni-Kinkle, MSN, RN, CARN

FSSolutions

Suzanne Alunni-Kinkle, MSN, RN, CARN, has more than 29 years of experience in substance use disorder treatment and prevention. Currently, she is director of business  development–recovery management solutions for FSSolutions, an administrator of professional health monitoring services. Previously, she was chief nursing director of the Intervention Project for Nurses of the Florida Nurses Association and director of the New Jersey State Nurses Association's recovery and monitoring program. She serves on the executive of board of directors for the International Nurses Society of Addictions and the board of directors of the National Organization of Alternative Programs. Ms. Alunni-Kinkle is a member of the American Nurses Association and the Florida Nurses Association.

Melissa Harker, MSN, RN-BC

Hackensack Meridian Health

Melissa Harker, MSN, RN-BC, is the manager of education for integrative health and medicine at Hackensack Meridian Health. She holds a master's degree in nursing education and a national certification in gerontology. Currently working on a doctoral degree with a focus on nursing leadership, she also has studied at the BirchTree Center of Healthcare Transformation and is a graduate of the Integrative Healing Arts Academy. Ms. Harker is a visiting professor at several universities and a published writer.

Sara Scheller, BSN, RN, CCRN, NBC-HWC

Hackensack Meridian Health

Sara Scheller, BSN, RN, CCRN, NBC-HWC, is a nationally board-certified  health and wellness coach and an integrative nurse health coach for the integrative health and medicine program at Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey. Ms. Scheller received a BSN from Stockton University in Galloway Township in New Jersey and has trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the HeartMath Institute, and the Birch Tree Center for Healthcare Transformation. She is also an active member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and a system-wide health and wellness nursing council.

Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN

American Nurses Association

Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN, is the senior policy advisor for the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Nursing Practice and Work Environment and Innovation departments. Her responsibilities include ANA's Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation initiatives, such as the Grand Challenge; resources and continuing education programs; and supporting work environment issues. Before joining the ANA, she was worked for the Maryland Nurses Association and the state of Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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