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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. Registration will open in November. 

2022 Conference Schedule

Saturday, March 12

Pre-Conference Workshops

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

*(001) ENLS Part 1

 

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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



Linda Littlejohns, MSN RN SCRN CNRN FAAN

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (4 hours)

(100) ENLS Part 2

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

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

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neurocritical Care
Cynthia Blank-Reid, MSN RN TCRN CEN
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

Sunday, March 13

Agnes M. Marshall Keynote Address (1 hr CE)

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Corporate Showcase

9:45 am – 10:15 am

Concurrent Sessions

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

(100) Advocacy Session

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neuro Leadership

(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
Samantha Jackson, ASN 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

Corporate Showcase

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm (6 sessions, .5 hr CE)

(106) The Neuronal Compass: Navigating Neuroscience Patients

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

(107) 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

(108) Readiness for Hospital Discharge Home: Perceptions of Stroke Patients and Nurses

Level: Intermediate
Track: Cerebrovascular/Stroke
Susan Fowler, PhD RN CNRN CRRN FAHA FCNS
Monica Bedwell

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

Level: Intermediate
Track: Pediatric
Ashley Birch, CPNP

(110) 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

(111) Restructuring the Post-Operative Pathway for Surgical Epilepsy Patients: Bypass the ICU, Direct to EMU

Level: Expert
Track: Seizures/Epilepsy
Mary DiSilva, MSN CRNP
Justine Hudgins, MSN RN CRNP CNRN
Jennifer Thurlow, MSN CRNP

Concurrent Sessions

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

(112) 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

(113) 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

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

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

(115) Past President Session

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neuro Leadership

(116) 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

(117) 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 hr CE)

(118) 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

(119) Tips for a Successful Joint Commission Stroke Center Survey

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

(120) The Pharmacology of Multiple Sclerosis Symptom Management

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

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

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

(122) Epilepsy Foundation Session



Concurrent Sessions

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm (6 sessions, .5 hr CE)

(123) 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

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

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

(125) Chapter Session 1: Speed Networking



(126) 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

Monday, March 14

6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Registration

6:30 am – 8:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

7:45 am – 8:15 am (4 sessions, .5 hr CE)

(200) 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

(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

Invited Speaker

8:30 am – 10:00 am (1 CE contact hour)

Concurrent Sessions

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

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

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

(204) JNN Session

Level: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development

(205) Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric CNS Infections

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

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

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

(207) 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, .5 hr CE)

(208) Anosognosia for Hemiplegia After Stroke

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

(209) "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

(210) 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

(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

Non-CE Lunch Symposium

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

1:20 pm – 1:50 pm (4 sessions, .5 hr CE)

(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 hr CE)

(216) CPG - Editorial Board Session

Level: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development

(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 2: Chapter Award Winner



(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) 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

(221) CSC Falls: Explore and Connect QI, EBP, and Research



Concurrent Sessions

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

(222) D&I Session



(223) AMWF Research Panel



(224) 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

(225) 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

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

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

(227) 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 hr CE)

(228) Perceived Missed Nursing Care in Neuroscience

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

(229) 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

(230) 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

(231) 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

(232) An Unusual Complication following Craniopharyngioma Resection

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

(233) Skip Rooming the Walk-In Stroke Alert

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

Tuesday, March 15

7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration

6:30 am – 7:30 am

AANN/ABNN/AMWF Update (45 min)

8:45 am – 9:45 am

Invited Speaker (1 CE contact hour)

 

Concurrent Sessions

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

(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

(302) ABNN PVCT Study Session



(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) CSC White paper: Neuroassessment



Concurrent Sessions

11:05 am – 11:35 am (6 sessions, .5 hr CE)

(305) Cytokine Levels and Symptoms in People with Multiple Sclerosis: What Causes Inflammation

Level: Intermediate
Track: Movement Disorders/ Neuromuscular/ Neurodegenerative
Pamela Newland, PhD RN CMSRN

(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) Waking Up From A Stroke And Forgetting Your Addiction

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neurocritical Care
Kelly Pavidis, BSN RN CNRN SCRN

Concurrent Sessions

11:45 am – 12:45 pm (6 sessions, .5 hr CE)

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

Level: Intermediate
Track: Cerebrovascular
Doahn 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