2019 Pre-conference Workshops

Wednesday, May 29th 8:30-11:30 AM

Hilton Cleveland Downtown

Cleveland, Ohio

A. Pre-conference Workshop Option #1

(8:30-11:30 AM) Room: Center Street A

Title: Building a business case for increasing quality and safety using simulation                         


Carol F. Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN Professor & Director of Education-Innovation-Simulation Learning Environment, Director, Interprofessional Education and Practice, Past President, International Association for Simulation and Clinical Learning School of Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP, CHSE, FAAN, FSSH Associate Professor, Director of Executive Leadership DNP Program University of San Francisco. Director, California Simulation Alliance. President, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


Practice and Academia


This workshop will provide participants with the skills they need to build and present a business case for change, including measuring return on investment (ROI) in different settings. After a didactic portion to review the business case for simulation, participants will work in groups to develop a mini business case on the provided scenarios with a focus on both practice and academia.

B. Pre-conference Workshop Option #2

(8:30-11:30 AM) Room: Center Street D


Enhancing QSEN Teamwork and Collaboration Competencies Using TeamSTEPPS®


Patricia Sharpnack, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF Dean, Ursuline College (Linda Cronenwett awardee 2018)

Laura Goliat, DNP, FNP-BC, Associate Professor of Nursing Ursuline College


Academia and Practice


In this interactive workshop, participants will gain knowledge of the TeamSTEPPS® constructs with specific emphasis on the impact of closing communication gaps.  Learners will explore and develop effective I-SBARR simulations and assignments for pre-licensure students and nurses.

C. Pre-conference Workshop Option #3

(8:30-11:30 AM) Room: Hope A


Enhancing Professional Practice through the Implementation  of Quality and Safety Competencies


Kathleen Burke, PhD, RN-BC, CENP, FAAN, Corporate Director, Nursing Professional Development and Innovation, Co-director Continuing Interprofessional Education,  University of Pennsylvania Health System

Christine Sites, MSN, RN, Nursing Professional Development Specialist,  University of Pennsylvania Health System

Staci Pietrafesa, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Nurse Manager, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center




The purpose of the workshop is to describe the implementation of the QSEN competencies into new clinical nurse position descriptions, performance appraisals and a clinical advancement program.  The content will be delivered through lecture/discussion/Q&A. Group work, including case study analysis in which participants will have the opportunity to review and trial the new tools.

D. Pre-conference Workshop Option #4

(8:30-11:30 AM) Room: Hope B


Caring for Vulnerable Patients:  Using informatics to close the practice gap


David H. James DNP, RN-BC, CCNS, LSSGB, Nursing Professional Development Specialist, UAB Hospital Birmingham, AL

Emily Simmons MSN, RN, CNL, FGNLA, NICHE Coordinator/ Nursing Professional Development Specialist, UAB Hospital Birmingham, AL

Shari Biswal MSN, RN, PCCN, CNL, Coordinator/Nursing Professional Development Specialist,
UAB Hospital Birmingham, AL




This workshop will highlight innovations including our interprofessional geriatric scholar program, virtual “Acute Care for Elders (ACE)” model of care, and our “ACE Tracker” report. These innovations leverage the QSEN competencies to improve the care of vulnerable patients of all ages.

E. Pre-conference Workshop Option #5

(8:30-11:30 AM) Room: Hope C

Innovative use of technology in pre-licensure education, graduate education, clinical practice and research

Speakers and credentials:

Greer Glazer, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean, Schmidlapp Professor of Nursing and Associate Vice President of Health Affairs University of Cincinnati

Christine Colella, DNP, APRN-CNP, Professor and Executive Director of Graduate Programs, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

Matt Rota, PhD, Assistant Dean of Technology, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

Robin Wagner, MSN, RN, Director of Skills and Simulation, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

Kathleen Ballman, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CEN, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

Denise K. Gormley, PhD, RN, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing




This pre-conference will discuss how a culture change at the College of Nursing led to the infusion of technology into the curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to prepare students for the ever-changing, high-tech health care environment. Students learn how the use of technology can assist nurses in providing safe, quality care, and improve patient outcomes.  Examples of active learning strategies using technology for use in the classroom, in online courses, and in the skills and simulation laboratory will be shared with attendees.

F. Pre-conference Workshop Option #6

(8:30-11:30 AM) Room: Veterans Room 5th floor


Friday Night at the ER – a tabletop simulation for teaching systems thinking and teamwork

Speakers and credentials:

Jill S. Sanko, PhD, APRN, CHSE-A, FSSH


Academic and Practice


Friday Night at the ER® is a game-like, tabletop simulation used by educators in academic and practice settings. The 1-hour simulation is played in teams of 4 and followed by a 2-hour debrief led by a facilitator. An engaging and memorable learning experience, Friday Night at the ER teaches people to put systems thinking into practice for improving quality while managing cost. Popular applications include interprofessional education, leadership development, transition to practice and quality improvement.

G. Pre-conference Workshop Option #7

(8:30-11:30 AM) Room: Huntington Global Center Room 7

Title: Innovative methods for simulation facilitator education


Leslie Simko


Nichole Kelsey, Michelle Feliciano, Maureen Washock


This faculty development session will provide a sampling of simulation facilitation education used in an introductory Simulation Educator Workshop. Attendees will be immersed in facilitation and debriefing concepts where active participation is guaranteed.


Classroom space, with A/V capabilities, that can incorporate small group and large group exercises. Ideal Class Size: minimum of 6 / maximum of 21

Approved Provider Statement:

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University is approved as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) Please, direct questions to Primary Nurse Planner Dr. David Foley: David.Foley@case.edu or (216) 368-5814

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