Conference 2016 | Update in Medical-Surgical Nursing

Shoreline, WA US
October 27, 2016 to October 28, 2016

14th Annual Conference

Thursday-Friday | October 27-28, 2016

Register for the Update in Medical-Surgical Nursing conference at UWCNE.


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Who Should Attend this Conference

Healthcare professionals including staff nurses, clinical nurse leaders, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, managers, administrators, social workers and other interested healthcare providers.

About this Conference

The medical-surgical setting today presents unique, complex and varied patient care challenges. This conference is an opportunity to review and update your medical-surgical clinical practice and acquire new assessment and management strategies. Healthcare professionals are invited to advance their knowledge of evidence-based practices that promote care innovations, collaboration and confidence among team members. Participants can design a conference that meets their clinical needs by choosing from concurrent session options. Teaching methods include lecture, discussion, case studies, demonstration and collegial interchange.

Conference Brochure

Brochure PDF

Learning Objectives

Day 1:

  1. Learn three principles of resilience.
  2. Describe pathophysiology of sepsis.
  3. Gain a basic understanding of Washington State’s Involuntary Treatment Act and how it impacts nursing work on medical/surgical floors.     
  4. Identify 3 concerns for consideration when creating a plan of care at end of life.
  5. Provide education as to Patients’ basic rights/history and rationale.
  6. Describe symptoms and progression of Parkinson’s disease along with current treatment options.
  7. List three principles of wound management that are met with negative pressure wound therapy.
  8. Identify key RN interventions in order to prevent spread of HPIs.

Day 2:

  1. Describe key features of successful mentoring.
  2. Identify current CDC guidelines for testing “baby boomers” for chronic hepatitis C.
  3. Identify resources for moral and emotional strength training.
  4. Recognize benefits and risks of various multimodal non-drug and drug treatments used for chronic pain.
  5. Discuss National Patient Safety Goal 06.01.01.
  6. Recognize how new cardiovascular meds fit into current therapy.
  7. Discuss the clinical manifestations of dementia in the cognitive, functional and behavioral domains.
  8. Describe 2 ways to avoid unnecessary conflict and maintain therapeutic relationships with patients with addiction problems.
  9. Discuss ways in which healthcare workers can better function as an efficient, interdisciplinary team.


Day 1:

  • Standing in the Wake! Staying Strong
  • Sepsis in 2016: A Year for Accountability and Debate 
  • Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) 101
  • Palliative Care Is Everybody's Business 
  • Strategies for Managing the Disruptive Behavioral Health Patient 
  • Parkinson's Disease: An Update for Nurses 
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: When Is It the Best Choice   
  • Global Pathogens on Our Doorstep! 

Day 2:

  • Mentoring Nurses in a Just Culture
  • Chronic Hepatitis and Cirrhosis in the Adult/Older Adult (Rx)
  • Practicing Ethics: Enhancing Clinical Practice by Flexing Your Moral Muscles
  • Chronic Pain: The State of the Union (Rx) 
  • Ding, Dong, DANG! The Evidence and Alarm Fatigue 
  • Hot Topics in Pharmacotherapy: Cardiovascular Meds and Beyond (Rx) 
  • A Model of Care for the Hospitalized Patient with Dementia 
  • Meeting the Challenge: Pain Management for the Substance Abuse Patient (Rx) 
  • Building a Culture of Safety: No Heroes Allowed

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Conference Materials and Information


Thursday Session Sign-Up (Link will open in a new window or tab.)
Friday Session Sign-Up 
If you registered at the door, you will not have access to sessions until you are hand-enrolled by our registration manager.


Thursday Handouts (Link will open in a new window or tab.)
Friday Handouts 
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Thursday Evaluation (Link will open in a new window or tab.)
Friday Evaluation 


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Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 14.10 Contact hours
  • 4.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Event starts: 
10/27/2016 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/28/2016 - 4:50pm
Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
United States

Available Credit

  • 14.10 Contact hours
  • 4.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
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