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Hybrid Neuroscience Nursing Annual Conference

Saturday, March 12 - Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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2022 Hybrid Neuroscience Nursing Annual Conference Schedule

The 2022 Neuroscience Nursing Annual Conference will be held from Saturday, March 12 – Tuesday, March 15 as a hybrid event you can attend in-person in Phoenix, AZ or online. Sessions marked with an asterisk (*) will be live only and will not be available as a recording.

Please Note: Daylight savings time will occur on Sunday, March 13th. However, Phoenix does not observe daylight savings time and the time will not change.

Saturday, March 12

Pre-Conference Workshops

8:00 am - 12:00 pm (4 CE contact hours)

*(002) 3D Brain and Spine Anatomy and Pathology

Level: Intermediate
Track: Anatomy
Linda Littlejohns, MSN RN SCRN CNRN FAAN

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (2 CE contact hours)

*(003) Pulmonary Complications in Critically Ill Neuroscience Patients: Current Management Strategies

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neurocritical Care
Patricia Blissitt, PhD ARNP-CNS CCRN CNRN SCRN CCNS CCM ACNS-BC

*(004) Learnings from the Early Adoption of Tenecteplase From a Large Integrated Medical System

Level: Intermediate
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Patricia Zrelak, PhD RN CNRN NEA-bc SCRN PHN FAHA
Melissa Meighan, DNP RN SCRN CNRN NEA-bc
Karen Hansen
Kathryn Snow, MS RN CNS CNRN SCRN

Newcomers Reception

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

In-person attendees who are attending their first AANN conference are invited to this session. Mingle with other first time attendees, the AANN Board of Directors, and committee volunteers. In-person attendees can enjoy a drink while they mingle.

Opening Reception

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This session is for in-person attendees. Hear brief welcome remarks from AANN President Mary McKenna Guanci then enjoy time for networking. Visit the exhibitors and participate in the passport program for a chance to win prizes. Stop by participating booths and have your passport card stamped.

Sunday, March 13

Opening Remarks

8:00 am – 8:30 am

AANN President Mary McKenna Guanci

Agnes M. Marshall Keynote Address

8:30 am – 9:30 am (1 CE contact hour)

*Conversations That Matter

Jess Pettitt, M.Ed. CSP

Virtual Opening Reception

9:45 am – 10:00 am

This session is for virtual attendees. Hear brief welcome remarks from AANN President Mary McKenna Guanci then enjoy time for networking.

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 am – 11:30 am (6 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

*(100) Advocacy and D&I Session: What Will Each of Us Do to Address Racism

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neuro Leadership
Rhonda Anderson, RN DNSc LFACHE FAAN FACHT

*(101) Anticoagulation Reversal: What You Need to Know!

Level: Expert
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Mary Amatangelo, DNP RN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN SCRN FAHA FNCS
Pharmacology CE contact hours: 0.5

(102) What is a Code Stroke? Time to Narrow the Net

Level: Intermediate
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Erin Lewis, MSN RN CNRN
Jackie Thompson, DNP RN SCRN

(103) Establishing Ethical Practice in the Care of Patients with Stroke

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics/Other
Maureen Lall, PhD APRN FNP-BC COHN-S SCRN
Fiona Smith, MS BSN RN SCRN CPAN RN-BC CAPM
Michaela Brady, MSN RN NE-BC CAPA

(104) Time To Go With the Flow: Beginning of a New “IRRA” in Intracranial Management

Level: Beginner
Track: Craniocerebral Trauma/Hydrocephalus/Technology
Brandon Hostler, BSN RN CNRN
Sarah Lambka, BSN RN CNRN

(105) When Life Gives You Lemons: How the Global Pandemic Propelled Stroke Education Reform

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality/Safety/Process Improvement
Jamie Jones, MS RN CCRN CNRN
Carly Rossi

Concurrent Sessions

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm (6 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hour)

(107) Care Coordination and Management of the Patient with Spina Bifida: From Birth to Transition

Level: Intermediate
Track: Pediatric
Ashley Birch, CPNP

(108) L.E.A.D.I.N.G S.T.R.O.K.E Excellence: Nurse-Driven Strategies Promoting High-Quality Patient Outcomes in a Designated Comprehensive Stroke Center

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neurocritical Care
Jenita Gutierrez, MSN CNRN CNML
Vanessa Cid, BSN RN CCRN SCRN

Concurrent Sessions

1:55 pm – 2:55 pm (6 session, 1 CE contact hour)

(110) What is the Role of Palliative Care in Hospitalized Stroke Patients?

Level: Intermediate
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Teresa Connolly, PhD RN ACNS-BC CNRN
Heather Coats, PhD APRN-BC

(111) Correlating the Elements of the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) to Neuroanatomy

Level: Intermediate
Track: Anatomy/ Physiology/ Neuroassessment
Patricia Zrelak, PhD RN CNRN NEA-bc SCRN PHN FAHA

(112) Changing the Lives of Children with Epilepsy When Polypharmacy has Failed

Level: Intermediate
Track: Seizures/Epilepsy
Sara Keefer, MSN CPNP-AC CPNP-PC CNRN

*(113) Nurses Leading the Change

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neuro Leadership
Debbie Summers, MSN RN ACNS-BC SCRN CNRN FAHA

(114) Predictors of Hemorrhagic Conversion in an Era of Less Than 50 Minute Door to Needle Times

Level: Expert
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Traci Wakefield, MSN RN MSHA CNRN ACNP-BC
Pharmacology CE contact hours: 0.5

(115) Implementing Non-pharmacologic and Pharmacologic Delirium Reducing Interventions for the Acute Care Patient with Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Level: Beginner
Track: Special Topics/Other
Andrea Strayer, PhD(c) AGPCNP-BC CNRN
Pharmacology CE contact hours: 0.4

Concurrent Sessions

3:50 pm – 4:50 pm (6 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

(116) Under Pressure: Evidence-Based Management of the Hypertensive Stroke Patient

Level: Expert
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Josh Snavely, DNP ARNP ACNPC-AG SCRN EMT-P
Pharmacology CE contact hours: 0.15

*(117) Tips for a Successful Joint Commission Stroke Center Survey

Level: Intermediate
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Christine Byrd, MSN ANP-BC CNRN SCRN

(118) The Pharmacology of Multiple Sclerosis Symptom Management

Level: Intermediate
Track: Pharmacology
Heidi Maloni, PhD ANP-BC CNRN MSCN
Pharmacology CE contact hours: 1

*(119) The Unrepresented Patient: Ethical and Legal Considerations for the Neuroscience Nurse

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics/Other
Carey Heck, PhD CRNP AGACNP-BC CNRN

*(120) Epilepsy Foundation Session: Seizure and First Aid Training

Level: Intermediate
Track: Epilepsy
Erin Feckse, DNP APRN CNRN CPNP-PC FAES

(121) Caring for Neuroscience Patients Is a Team Sport: Using Simulation To Improve Communication and Teamwork Skills

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality/ Safety/ Process Improvement
Megan Keiser, DNP RN CNRN SCRN CHSE ACNS-BC NP-C

Concurrent Sessions

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm (6 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hour)

(122) Build It and They Will Come: Nursing Resilience Room Use and Impact on Neuroscience Nurse Distress

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics/Other
Virginia Prendergast, PhD NP-C FAAN CNRN

(123) Improving Novice Stroke Nurses' Education to Improve Patient Outcomes

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality/Safety/Process Improvement
Kimberly Warren, DNP applicant MSHA BSN RN SCRN

(124) Chapter Session: Chapter Award Winner

 

(125) Impact of Educational Modules on Knowledge and Confidence among Neuroscience Nurses Working in a Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Level: Intermediate
Track: Pediatric
Shivani Bhatnagar, DNP RN CPN CPNP-PC

Poster Sessions

5:40 pm - 6:40 pm

Monday, March 14

Concurrent Sessions

7:45 am – 8:15 am (4 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hours)

(201) A Practical Approach to Standardizing the Pediatric Nursing Neurological Assessment and How it Impacted Nursing Confidence

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality/Safety/Process Improvement
Jennifer Coffman, JD DNP APRN CPNP-AC CNRN

(202) Advancement in Treatment of Pediatric Aneurysms

Level: Beginner
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Jennifer Judge, MS FNP CNRN
Christopher Isibor, FNP-BC

AANN/ABNN/JNN Awards

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Invited Speaker

9:00 am – 10:00 am (1 CE contact hour)

*Booze, Drugs, and My Brain: A Happy Ending

Laurie Dhue

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 am – 11:30 am (6 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

(203) Post-Stroke Fatigue: Implications for Neuroscience Nursing

Level: Intermediate
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Lori Rhudy, PhD RN CNRN ACNS-BC

*(204) AMWF Research Panel

Level: Intermediate
Track: Research
Andrea Strayer, PhD(c) AGPCNP-BC CNRN
Cole Givens, BSN RN CCRN
Wendy Cohen, DNP RN

*(205) Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric CNS Infections

Level: Intermediate
Track: Pediatric
Donna Wallace, MS RN CPNP
Pharmacology CE contact hours: 0.25

(206) Nursing Perspective for Treatment of Acoustic Neuroma

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neuro-oncology
Katherine Archer, MSN FNP-C APRN CNRN
Alexandra Schaber, MSN APRN FNP-C

(207) The Patient Safety Paradigm: Altering and Enhancing Safety Event Reporting

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality/Safety/Process Improvement
Lindsay Medling, BSN RN
Sharmila Sardinha Soares

(208) ERAS and Neurosurgery: A Perfect Pairing

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics/Other
Cynthia Blank-Reid, MSN RN TCRN CE
Pharmacology CE contact hours: 0.5

Concurrent Sessions

11:40 am – 12:10 pm (4 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hours)

*(209) Anosognosia for Hemiplegia After Stroke

Level: Intermediate
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Elizabeth Byrd, PhD MSN RN CCNS

(210) "TTFN" Ta-Ta For Now: Navigating Patients Post Discharge through New Technology

Level: Beginner
Track: Quality/Safety/Process Improvement
Diana Tai, MSN RN ACNS-BC AGACNP-BC CCRN SCRN CNRN
Mandie Anderson, BA

(211) What Kind of Migraine is that? Characteristics and Management of Migraine Headache and Migraine Variants

Level: Expert
Track: Special Topics/Other
Amy Larson, APRN CNP CNRN
Pharmacology CE contact hours: 0.5

Concurrent Sessions

1:20 pm – 1:50 pm (4 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hours)

(212) Neurological Assessment Standardization: More Than Just A&Ox3!

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality/Safety/Process Improvement
Amy Young, MSN APRN ACCNS-AG CCRN
Lauren Bruwer, MSN APRN AGCNS-BC PCCN

(213) Depression and Depressive Symptoms of Front-Line Critical Care Nurses During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic: A Mixed Methods Study

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics/Other
Keri Draganic, DNP APRN ACNP-BC

(214) Innovation in Organ Donation Education for Nurses: Use of A Clinical Simulation Lab

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neurocritical Care
Sandra Egnor, BSN BA RN CCRN

(215) Vein of Galen Malformation: Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcomes

Level: Beginner
Track: Pediatrics
Jennifer Judge, MS FNP CNRN
Christopher Isibor, FNP-BC

Concurrent Sessions

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (6 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

*(216) CPG Editorial Board Session

Level: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development
Joan Censullo, PhD MSN FAHA
Deborah Tran, DNP RN CNRN SCRN NE-BC
Renee Ovando, MSN RN SCRN NP-C

(217) Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Cranial Nerves

Level: Intermediate
Track: Anatomy/Physiuology/Neuroassessment
Denelle Hebert, BNS RN SCRN
DaiWai Olson, PhD RN CCRN FNC

*(218) Chapter Session: Speed Networking

 

(219) The Great Escape: Breaking out of the Traditional Roles for Stroke Education

Level: Beginner
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Diana Tai, MSN RN ACNS-BC AGACNP-BC CCRN SCRN CNRN

(220 A) Seizure Identification and Management for the Novice Neuroscience Nurse

Level: Beginner
Track: Seizures/Epilepsy
Traci Wakefield, MSN RN MSHA CNRN ACNP-BC
Pharmacology CE contact hours: 0.5

(220 B) Complementary and Integrative Health in Neurologic Disease

Level: Beginner
Track: Special Topics/Other
Heidi Maloni, PhD ANP-BC CNRN MSCN
Pharmacology CE contact hours: 0.25

Concurrent Sessions

3:10 pm – 4:10 pm (6 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

(221) The Neuronal Compass: Navigating Neuroscience Patients

Level: Beginner
Track: Special Topics/Other
Lindsay Higginbotham, BSN RN CNRN
Tiana Madrid
Joanna McAdam, RN CNRN

*(222) JNN Session: Peer Review

Level: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development
DaiWai Olson, PhD RN CCRN FNCS

(223) When is a Benign Pediatric CNS Tumor not Benign?

Level: Expert
Track: Pediatric
Claire Reilly-Shapiro, MSN ARNP RN
Casey Henson, MSN BSN AC PNP
Mandy Breedt

(224) Not a Stroke, Not a Seizure, Then What it it? Case Studies of Rare Neurological Disorders from an Inpatient Unit

Level: Beginner
Track: Special Topics/Other
Holly Wirth, MSN RN SCRN
Pharmacology CE contact hours: 0.1

(225) Tenecteplase for Acute Ischemic Stroke: What Does the Literature Say?

Level: Intermediate
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Doanh Ly, DNP RN CNS CCRN SCRN
Patricia Zrelak, PhD RN CNRN NEA-bc SCRN PHN FAHA

(226) A Big Cog in the Language Machine: An Overview of Cognitive Communication Disorder Following Acquired Brain Injury

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neurotrauma (Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, other Neurotrauma)
Samuel Melada, MA BSN RN CNRN SCRN

Concurrent Sessions

4:20 pm – 4:50 pm (6 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

(227) Perceived Missed Nursing Care in Neuroscience

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality/ Safety/ Process Improvement
Patricia Zrelak, PhD RN CNRN NEA-bc SCRN PHN FAHA

(228) Teaching to Teach: A Workshop to Transition Nurses from Experienced Nurse to Preceptor

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics/Other
Alyssa Yardis, MSN RN CNRN SCRN

(229) Implementation of Hypertonic Saline Sliding Scale Protocol in a Neuroscience ICU

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neurocritical Care
Guillermina Nelson, DNP AGACNP-BC
Pharmacology CE contact hours: 0.5

(230) Granny, Are You ok? How to Teach Children to Identify Signs of Stroke

Level: Intermediate
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Anna Maria Helms, MSN RN SCRN CCRN-E

(231) An Unusual Complication following Craniopharyngioma Resection

Level: Beginner
Track: Pediatric
Jennifer Judge, MS FNP CNRN
Christopher Isibor, FNP-BC

(232) Skip Rooming the Walk-In Stroke Alert

Level: Beginner
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Kimberly Roth, BSN RN SCRN

Poster Sessions

5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

Tuesday, March 15

AANN/ABNN/AMWF Update

8:00am – 8:45 am

Invited Speaker

8:45am – 9:45 am (1 CE contact hour)

*The Crab Bucket...The Way We Do The Things We Do

Faith Roberts, MSN RN NEA-BC

Concurrent Sessions

9:55 am – 10:55 am (6 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

*(300) Stroke Prevention! What You Need to Know From the 2021 Guideline Update

Level: Intermediate
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Mary Amatangelo, DNP RN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN SCRN FAHA FNCS
Pharmacology CE contact hours: 0.5

(301) Dizziness and Vertigo: A Case of Posterior Circulation Stroke and Joint Commission Finding

Level: Intermediate
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Doanh Ly, DNP RN CNS CCRN SCRN
Joseph Mojares, MSN RN CNL

(302) ABNN Session: Results from the Perceived Value of Certification Tool (PVCT-12) Survey: Analysis of the Perceived Value of Certification Among Stroke and Neuroscience Nurses

Level: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development
Tracey Anderson, MSN CNRN FNP-BC ACNP-BC
Rebecca Banat, MSN/Ed. BSN RN ONC CNRN FACHE
Norma McNair, PhD RN ACNS-BC FAHA
Suzy Mascaro Walter, PhD APRN FNP-BC CNRN

(303) Brain Death in 2022: An Update for Neuroscience Nurses

Level: Expert
Track: Neurocritical Care
Dea Mahanes, DNP RN CCNS CNRN CCRN HEC-C FNCS

*(304) Clinical Science Committee Neuro Assessment White Paper: Raising the Standard for Neuro Assessment of the Adult Hospitalized Patient

Level: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development
Cathy Cartwright, DNP RN-BC PCNS FAAN
Chen-Chen Lee, MSN ARNP-CNS RN ACNS-BC CNRN SCRN MedSurg-BC
Susan Bell, MS APRN-CNP CNRN

Concurrent Sessions

11:05 am – 11:35 am (6 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hours)

(306) Seize the Day: Nursing Care and Considerations for the Management of Patients with Grids and Strips and Depth Electrodes

Level: Beginner
Track: Seizures/Epilepsy
Mary Mullin, MSN RN SCRN CNRN

(307) Let It Glow! Shining Light on Photosensitivity Precautions for Glioma Patients who Receive Aminolevulinic Acid HCl (Gleolan)

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality/ Safety/ Process Improvement
Sarah Ortenzo, MSN RN SCRN CNRN

*(308) Test Yourself: The "Escape" Home Challenge

Mary Guanci, MSN RN SCRN CNRN

Concurrent Sessions

11:45 am – 12:45 pm (6 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

(309) Oh! It's a Cerebral Venous Thrombus

Level: Intermediate
Track: Cerebrovascular
Doanh Ly, DNP RN CNS CCRN SCRN

(310) The Hidden Dangers of Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury: A Collaborative Approach

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neurotrauma
Marci Beason, BSN RN NVRN-BC
GiGi Taylor, MSN RN CEN TCRN

(311) Stopping the Sparks: The Critical Management of Status Epilepticus and Refractory Seizures

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neurocritical Care
Paul Rodgers, MSN APN-C CCRN
Michele Wilkerson, MSN RN CCRN CNRN SCRN

Pharmacology CE contact hours: 0.5

(312) A Better Way to NIHSS: Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls

Level: Intermediate
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Alexandra Graves, MS RN ANP-BC AG-ACNP ANVP
Jamie Jones, MSN RN CCRN CNRN