Conference 2018 | Update in Medical-Surgical Nursing

Seattle, WA US
November 1, 2018 to November 2, 2018

16th Annual Conference

Thursday-Friday | November 1-2, 2018

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Target Audience

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



This conference offers you the opportunity to update your medical-surgical clinical practice, hear about new research and guidelines, and acquire new assessment and management strategies. Come dialogue with speakers and network with colleagues to enhance your care innovations, collaboration and confidence in your medical-surgical nursing knowledge and abilities. Topics are presented by experts, and teaching methods include lecture, discussion and case study analysis.


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

DAY 1:

  1. Identify the 5 “Ps” of effective patient rounding that improves both patient safety and patient satisfaction.
  2. Identify barriers to medication adherence.
  3. Identify essential elements of cranial/spine neuro assessment and corresponding neuro anatomy.
  4. Differentiate the components of marijuana.
  5. Discuss treatable co-morbidities of pain that reduce pain response.
  6. Outline benefits of multimodal analgesia.
  7. Discuss new guideline recommendations.
  8. Develop a better understanding of transgender identities and experiences.

DAY 2: 

  1. Compare the nursing process to the continuous cycle of improvement.
  2. Recognize key pathophysiological aspects of sepsis and why sepsis is a medical emergency.
  3. Define the properties of hazardous drugs.
  4. Describe two main reasons for head to toe skin assessment.
  5. Discuss insulin use with surgical patients.
  6. Discuss the history of influenza.
  7. Identify one or two reasons why Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a key healthcare associated infection.
  8. Discover 3 or more core values and ways of cultivating values in caregiving through mindfulness and compassion practices.


Provided By

UW School of Nursing, Continuing Nursing Education



EvergreenHealth MultiCare Swedish Medical Center 
UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center 
UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center 
UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center


Day 1 Topics

  • Connect and Inspire Confidence Through Purposeful Rounding Jeanne Rhynsburger
  • Pharmacology: Tips and Tricks for Teaching Patients Michael Schirmer   (Rx=1.08)
  • The Down and Dirty of a Quick Neuro Assessment Heather Martin
  • Round Robin - Medical Marijuana for Pain: An Evidence-Based Discussion Jennifer Kapur
  • Round Robin - Non-pharmacologic Pain Management Barbara Dailey
  • Round Robin - Non-opioid Analgesic Toolbox Debra Gordon   (Rx=0.66)
  • Supporting Transgender Patients in Healthcare Connor Wesley
  • Special Session for Agency Coordinators (optional) 5:00-6:00 pm
    ​Meeting and Reception for Agency Coordinators only: Medical-Surgical Nursing Review & Update 2018


Day 2 Topics

  • How a Bedside Nurse Can Make a Change Rebekah Marsh
  • Sepsis: Update and Best Practices Greta Anaman
  • Hazardous Drug Safety For the Non-Oncology Nurse Seth Eisenberg
  • Learning Through Case Study Analysis (Choose Two):
    a.  Wounds: Seek and You Might Find One  Colleen Karvonen
    b.  Insulin Use with Surgical Patients  Jan Rystrom   (Rx=0.50)
    c.  Evidence-Based Practice  Amy Sullivan
    d.  De-Escalation  Susan Boerger
  • The Story of Influenza: A History and Status of Respiratory Viruses Evan Sylvester
  • GI - Dealing with and Preventing a C-diff Infection Vanessa Makarewicz
  • Living Deeply: Engaging Meaning in Caregiving B. Bartja Wachtel

Rx = Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level.


Professional Credit

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Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 14.50 Contact hours
  • 2.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Event starts: 
11/01/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/02/2018 - 4:40pm
UW Tower
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Available Credit

  • 14.50 Contact hours
  • 2.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
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