2020 FNA Membership Assembly
Program


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Wednesday, September 23

Pre-Conference

Virtual Conference Platform Opens!

3:15pm - 5:15pm Laws and Rules of the Board - Jeopardy Style!

6:00pm - 7:00pm Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, September 24

1:00pm - 2:20pm Opening Session & Keynote

2:40pm - 3:40pm Breakout Sessions

  • After the Pandemic: Exploring Healthcare Education
  • Find Your Strength, Live Your Passion

4:00pm - 5:00pm Breakout Sessions

  • What Does Communication have to do with Evidence-Based Practice? Everything!
  • Understanding the Endocannabinoid System: A Nurse's Duty (Panel Discussion)

4:00pm - 5:30pm Infectious Disease Update: COVID-19 in Florida - Where Are We Now?

6:00pm - 7:00pm Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, September 25

9:00am - 9:20am Welcome and Announcements

9:20am - 10:20am Intersection of Nursing, Race and Allyship

10:40am - 11:40am Breakout Sessions

  • Public Health: Protecting our Future
  • Antibiotics: We’re in this Together
  • More than Maps: Applications of Geospatial Analyses to Improve Access to Health Care During a Pandemic

12:00pm - 1:00pm Legislative Advocacy Presentation by FNA's Lobbying Team

1:00pm - 2:00pm Laughter Yoga

Saturday, September 26

9:00am - 9:20am Welcome and Announcements

9:20am - 10:20am Savvy Self-Care for Nurses

10:40am - 12:40pm Business Meeting

1:00pm - 2:00pm Region Meetings

This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) - Excludes Wednesday CE Sessions


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Wednesday, September 23

3:15pm - 5:15pm Bonus CE Session

Laws and Rules of the Florida Board of Nursing - JEOPARDY!

Edward Briggs, DNP, APRN

Join us for a new spin on a mandatory continuing education course.

Thursday, September 24

9:00am - 12:30pm QUIN Council Meeting

12:00pm - 1:00pm Poster Hall and Exhibitor Hall Open - Live Meetings

1:00pm - 2:20pm Opening Session and Keynote Presentation

Year of the Nurse: A Year of Leadership, Advocacy, and Activism

Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN

2:20pm - 2:40pm Networking and Brain Break

2:40pm - 3:40pm Breakout Sessions

After the Pandemic: Exploring Healthcare Education

Lygia Lee Arcaro, PhD, RN
Susan Martenson, RN, MS, BSN, RN-BC, CFRN, NRP, LHRM
Beverly Bonaparte, PhD, ANP, RN, FAAN

It is important to examine the lessons learned from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that will forever change clinical education of nurses and other health professionals. Nursing students were among the first to be turned away as hospitals set limits on the number of persons coming into and moving about clinical facilities. In less than 24 hours after the virus impacted communities across the nation, students were turned away and Boards of Nursing and regional and nursing accrediting agencies were bombarded with notifications and requests to use alternatives for clinical experiences. Clinical virtual simulation, a complementary pedagogical strategy that provides the opportunity to improve students' clinical reasoning skills through exposure to a large number of clinical scenarios were hurriedly put into use even in states that did not count experiences in the simulation lab as part of clinical. Based on the results a number of research studies conducted over the last few decades, Florida has been on the cutting edge of simulation use permitting up to 50% to be used as part of clinical experience.

Find Your Strength, Live Your Passion

Stacia Hays, DNP, APRN, FAANP

Many studies have identified that nurses are leaving the profession in unprecedented numbers. A variety of causes have been identified, including job satisfaction and lack of autonomy. This presentation will assist the nurse in identifying their strengths and, ultimately, the position that best fits so they remain engaged and passionate for the long term within the nursing profession. This additional aspect of role and professional development would lead to a truly "amazing future".

3:40pm - 4:00pm Networking and Brain Break

4:00pm - 5:00pm Breakout Sessions

What Does Communication Have to Do with Evidence-Based Practice? Everything!

Cheryl Christy, DNP, RN

Research shows that the quality level of communication in nursing interactions has a significant influence on patient outcomes, patient safety, and patient/nurse satisfaction. The Triple Aim of Healthcare cannot be met without nurses providing clear, concise, and complete communication while providing any kind of health care service. The COVID-19 virus has exposed just how essential quality communication is in today's healthcare environment.

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System: A Nurse's Duty

Stephanie Maruca, RN, CCM
Casondra Jacobs, BSN
Deb McCauley, BSN, CRRN

This panel discussion will be divided into three segments. "Say Hello to your ECS: The 12th Body System"- high level introduction to the Endocannabinoid System including a brief history, key components, and function. "The NCSBN Guidelines: Nursing Care of Patients Using Medical Cannabis" - Current literature on the nursing care of patients using medical cannabis will be reviewed as well as evidence-based nursing guidelines. The Six Principles of Essential Knowledge will be discussed. "Nursing Advocacy in 2020: A Call to Action" Guidance to nurses on how to effectively position themselves as an advocate as it pertains to cannabinoid therapeutics.

4:00pm - 5:30pm Breakout Session

Infectious Disease Update: COVID-19 in Florida - Where are we Now?

Barbara Russell, MPH, BSHSA, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Deborah Hogan, MPH, BSN, RN
Darlene Edic-Dempsey, DNP, APRN

This panel presentation will provide an up-to-date overview of the current COVID-19 pandemic in Florida. Current epidemiology, clinical care and assessment, and vaccine progress will be discussed.

6:00pm - 7:00pm FNA Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, September 25

9:00am - 9:20am Welcome and Announcements

9:20am - 10:20am Plenary Session

A Dialogue with Discrimination: Intersection of Nursing, Race, and Allyship

Danielle McCamey, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, FCCP
Ellen Mullarkey, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson, DNP, MSN, RN-BC

Systemic discrimination and racism are creating a public health care crisis. The current pandemic has exposed inequalities in health care at all levels of our healthcare system. The Nursing Code of Ethics calls us to advocate and speak up against racism and discrimination. This presentation will help nurses examine their own biases so that we can create an amazing future where we stand together with a greater understanding of ourselves, our coworkers and patients we care for and not only imagine a world without racism, but create it.

10:20am - 10:40am Networking and Brain Break

10:40am - 11:40am Breakout Sessions

Antibiotics: We're in this Together

Bill Hollis, DVM
Morgan Busack, BS (Animal Science)

How does human, animal, and environmental health go hand-in-hand, especially when it comes to the use of antibiotics in food animals? One Health is an integrative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment. Using the One Health concept and pork farming as a case study, this presentation demonstrates how farmers, human health professionals, and veterinarians are focused on protecting the effectiveness of antibiotics for human and food animal care. Learn how farmers are raising healthy pigs while reducing the need for antibiotics and, through continuous improvement in agriculture science and technology, are achieving milestones in food animal nutrition, food safety, and environmental sustainability.

More than Maps: Applications of Geospatial Analyses to Improve Access to Health Care During a Pandemic

Marie Smith-East, DNP, PhD Cand., APRN-BC, EMT-B

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact on outpatient visits across health care disciplines has been tremendous with the number of visits to ambulatory care practices decreased by nearly 60 percent as providers delay preventive and elective visits with patients also avoiding visits to not risk exposure (Common Wealth Fund, 2020). Thus, identifying what it specifically means to have access to health care (particularly, mental health care as the virus threatens both pre-existing and new patients seeking care associated with worry and stress as a consequence of the pandemic) is more integral than ever before. As health care systems attempt to adapt to address access to care issues across disciplines affected by COVID-19 precautions, the use of geospatial analyses simplifies the identification and referral of patterns and interactions of those with co-morbid conditions in need of connecting to various interdisciplinary services.

Public Health: Protecting our Future

Deborah Hogan, MPH, BSN, RN

We have learned many lessons from the COVID 19 pandemic. One of them is that our public health infrastructure has been decimated and it is essential that we re-build it if we are to prevent this global emergency from happening again in the future. We need to prepare ourselves as nurses to meet the challenges that current and future viruses and the environment will have on the future health of our world. We need to explore what we need to know to be prepared to meet these risks, and to care for those affected.

12:00pm - 1:00pm Plenary Session

Legislative and Advocacy Update

Keyna Cory, Jack Cory & Erin Ballas

FNA's new lobbying firm, Public Affairs Consultants, will provide an overview of the current legislative landscape.

1:20pm - 2:20pm Fun Group Activity

Laughter Yoga Session

Jeanette Bevilacqua, APRN, Ed. D

Join us for this fun and engaging group activity! No mat needed! Laughter yoga doesn't involve any posing. Its a great activity for decompressing and uplifting your spirit. Laughter Yoga is an exercise program that promotes health and well-being through voluntary laughter. Laughter promotes the release of endorphins, helping to unwind the negative effects of stress. This class will introduce participants to the concepts and theories of Laughter Yoga and teach them some basic exercises for stimulating laughter. It will be an interactive event - participants are encouraged to use their webcams.

3:00pm - 4:00pm Special Interest Group Meetings

  • Ethics SIG
  • Health Policy (HP-SIG)
  • Nursing Research SIG
  • New Grad SIG

Saturday, September 26

9:00am - 9:20am Welcome and Announcements

9:20am - 10:20am Plenary Session

Savvy Self-Care for Nurses

Anne Alder Allensworth, MM, LMHC, RN, CIHC

Imagine creating an amazing future, by fostering resilience and succor through educating nurses on simple, effective self-care techniques pulled from the field of Energy Psychology. This session will teach self-care skills to build resilience and coping skills to survive and thrive despite the overwhelming demands placed on nurses today.

10:20am - 10:40am Networking and Brain Break

10:40am - 12:40am Business Meeting

1:00pm - 2:00pm Region Meetings