QSEN Newsletter - May 2022

QSEN Newsletter: May 2022

2022 QSEN International Forum


June 1 – 3, 2022

EVENTS

2022 QSEN International Forum
June 1 – 3, 2022


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Robert Englander, MD, MPH

Robert Englander, MD, MPH

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, Medical School; Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Topic: Moving the Needle on Meaningful Assessment of Competence


Suzan “Suzie” Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN

Suzan “Suzie” Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN

President-elect of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Nursing

Topic: Traditional Clinical Outcomes in Pre-licensure Nursing Education: An Empty Systematic Review


Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN

Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN

Professor The College of New Jersey, QSEN Competency Integration Expert

Topic: The Intersection of QSEN, the Essentials, and Competency-based Education


Doris Grinspun, RN, PhD LLD(hon),Dr(hc), FAAN,O.ONT

Doris Grinspun, RN, PhD LLD(hon),Dr(hc), FAAN,O.ONT

Chief Executive Officer of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)

Topic: Starting a Movement: The Registered Nurses of Ontario’s Journey


Learn Strategies to Implement the AACN New Essentials

June 1 to June 3, 2022 • Denver Sheraton Downtown Hotel • Denver, Colorado
The QSEN International Forum is the conference for nurses in academia and practice who ensure that quality and safety competencies are integrated across the continuum of care. 

The conference learning outcomes:

Explore the alignment of the QSEN competencies and the new AACN Essentials.

Learn strategies for quality and safety competency integration into undergraduate and graduate curricula and practice settings.

The conference objectives:

Share innovations in education, professional development, and practice to enhance quality and safety in healthcare.

Disseminate quality and safety scholarship.

Learn more about the 2022 QSEN International Forum at qsen.org


CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Before the conference begins, take care of you!

Pre-Conference: The Power of Pausing, Presence, and Compassionate Connection

This workshop, and the healing spaces interspersed throughout the conference, will allow us to pause and acknowledge some of our experiences during these past two years of the pandemic, and to create safe and welcoming spaces for support and self-care. We’ll listen to others and share our own stories, and engage with mindfulness and self-compassion to experience how being present with ourselves and each other can both reduce stress levels, and allow us to grow in compassion for ourselves and others. Participants will leave with some concrete ideas to bring back to their own work environments that can impact self-care and well-being not only for themselves, but for their teams and colleagues as well. 
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Pre-Conference: MINDSTRONG™ 

MINDSTRONG™ is an evidence-based cognitive skills-building program launched by The Ohio State University College of Nursing with the goal of improving resiliency and self-protective factors for the overall well-being of college students, faculty, and staff. The session will help you continue to learn, understand and develop strategies to ensure optimal health and well-being. 
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Healing Space: Mindfulness Moments: A Model for Wellness Rounds and drop in sessions

Arrive more fully in the moment as the conference begins, through grounding in a brief mindfulness meditation, followed by sharing and brainstorming a model for Wellness Rounds that can easily be incorporated in your workplace.


Special Conference Session Highlights:

Special Session: A Culture of Safety and High-Reliability Organizations – The RaDonda Vaught Case
Sponsored by our QSEN in Practice Community 

Learn about Fair and Just Culture and action steps nurses and other healthcare professionals need to take in regards to the RaDonda Vaught case. Join our panel members for this thought-provoking session:

Cynthia A. Oster, PhD, RN, APRN, MBA, ACNS-BC, ANP, FAAN, Nurse Scientist for Patient Safety – Emory Healthcare

Tammy Spencer, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, CNE, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Program Specialty Lead Academic Advisor, Baccalaureate Nursing Program, CU Anschutz, College of Nursing, Post Anesthesia Care Unit Nurse, University Hospital

Mary Jean Schuman, DNP, MBA, RN, CPNP,PC, FAAN, Associate Professor in the Policy, Populations and Systems Community, George Washington University Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement. 

Patricia McGafigan, RN, MS, CPPS
Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Jane Barnsteiner,  PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Emerita of Pediatric Nursing – Clinician Educator, University of  Pennsylvania  School of Nursing

Panel Moderator
Kathleen G. Burke, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, CENP, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief, Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Special Thread:  Assessment of Comptency-Based Education

Three sessions will focus on the assessment of competency based education including our Keynote speaker, Robert Englander, MD, who wrote the paper that our nursing competencies are based, a competency assessment workshop, and a final session on learning from Medicine’s journey on milestones and entrustable professional acts.  You will emerge from the conference with a plan in hand for your assessments in your schools.


Expert Vendor Sessions to keep you updated on the latest products to support your work.

Expert Vendor Session: Education Management Solutions, LLC

Keys To Success: QSEN Competencies, AACN Essentials, and Curriculum Mapping Moving Forward 


In nursing assessment, learner progression against competencies and demonstratable outcomes is inarguably the chosen path moving forward. As we see a shift with QSEN competencies, AACN essentials, and other accrediting bodies towards a competency-based framework, nursing programs are struggling to demonstrate student progression and how to effectively identify curriculum and programs’ performance within this new model.

Join EMS’ Melissa Helvey for this interactive session showing how you can integrate your third-party solutions into Competency.AI to demonstrate learner progression over time on competencies, EPAs, and outcomes, and how the resulting comprehensive data dovetails into a successful curriculum
 
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Expert Vendor Session: Elsevier Shadow Health

Connecting Virtual Patient Simulation to the 2021 AACN Essentials


Cheryl Wilson, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE, CHSE
Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN

Join Elsevier’s Shadow Health expert Cheryl Wilson accompanied by Gerry Altmiller as they share the latest research and design thinking using virtual patient simulations to achieve the 2021 AACN Essentials competencies.  During this 30-minute presentation followed by Q & A, you will learn how virtual patient simulation can support your journey to integrate competency-based education aligned with the new AACN Essentials. Attendees will see how learning activities are mapped to the sub-competency level for both entry-level as well as advanced-level nursing education. Assignments emphasizing concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion, social determinants of health, communication, and compassion across the 4 spheres of care create a scaffolding of increasing complexity so that student competency can be assessed over time. Learn how virtual patient simulation supports teaching in context so that students not only learn the concepts that support nursing practice but also learn to apply those concepts competently while caring for vulnerable patients.
 
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Expert Vendor Session: Wolters Kluwer Health

David Troy, Sales and Business Development Manager

Ovid Synthesis: A project management informatics solution for evidence-based practice and quality improvement.

Crosswalk

Don’t miss the six workshops that will provide you with the tools to implement the new AACN Essentials that include a QSEN-AACN Essentials crosswalk for undergraduate and graduate, review of the AACN Implementation kits, assessment of the AACN competencies, implementation strategies from Dr. Altmiller, and the use of simulation in AACN Essentials integration. See the full schedule here.

Publications/Media

Article: A QI Approach to Enhance Age-Friendly Care
Learn how faculty used a quality improvement approach to develop and pilot educational content to prepare MinuteClinic providers to deliver age-friendly care using the 4Ms Framework: What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility. The educational activities included a module comparing standard care to 4M-based care, 10 video vignettes on gerontological topics, and 12 grand rounds on topics related to 4M care in older adult populations. Read the recent publication from Geriatric Nursing: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1e-vv_4VLemV0R Greenberg, S. A., Duffy, E. G., McCormack, M. E., Zimmermann, E., Pohnert, A. M., & Dolansky, M. A. (2022). A quality improvement approach to develop an educational initiative for an age-friendly health system. Geriatric Nursing, 45, 193-197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2022.04.00 
Workshop: Conceptualization to Publication!
 Whether your primary role is in academia or practice, this workshop will help you convert your daily work into a publication. Bring examples of your current work projects that support the implementation of quality and safety competencies into practice OR your ideas for educational initiatives in quality and safety, and we will guide you through converting them into a publication in the teaching or practice strategy repository. See examples of current publications. Attend this workshop at the 2022 QSEN conference – Register here: https://qsen.org/events/2022-registration/  
Keys To Success: QSEN Competencies, AACN Essentials, and Curriculum Mapping Moving Forward 
 In nursing assessment, measuring learner progression against competencies and demonstratable outcomes is inarguably the chosen path moving forward. As we see a shift with QSEN competencies, AACN essentials, and other accrediting bodies towards a competency-based framework, nursing programs are struggling to demonstrate student progression and how to effectively identify curriculum and program-level performance within this new model.  Join Melissa Helvey from Educational Management Solutions (EMS) for this interactive session to learn how you can integrate your third-party solutions into Competency.AI to demonstrate learner progression over time on competencies and outcomes, and how the resulting comprehensive data dovetails into a successful curriculum. Attend this workshop at the 2022 QSEN conference – Register here https://qsen.org/events/2022-registration/

Announcements

TeamSTEPPS® for Diagnosis Improvement Course Now Available
 In honor of patient safety awareness week, The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new TeamSTEPPS® course to raise diagnostic safety awareness and help to improve communication and teamwork among all members of the care team. TeamSTEPPS® for Diagnosis Improvement is available for download on the AHRQ website and is composed of seven PowerPoint training modules, a facilitator guide, and participant workbook that are customizable to the needs of the local team.
Share Your Pandemic Story
The pandemic has been challenging for all of us, but none more so than the nurses who are working in the field with patients. Many nurses have been profoundly affected by what they endured and are continuing to face as the pandemic rages on. We would love to hear from you about your experiences, the trauma, grief, fear, and hope of working as a nurse during an unprecedented worldwide pandemic. More information.
Participate in a Study on Teaching Challenges in Prelicensure Nursing Education
 Nurse educators at the University of Southern Maine invite academic nurse educators in prelicensure programs to participate in a mixed-methods research project titled Using Critical Incident Videos to Address Nursing faculty Challenges of Teaching in Pre-Licensure Programs. Critical incident videos are short (less than 2 minutes), unresolved videos that reflect the complexities of teaching practice in the form of challenging interactions with nursing students and staff RNs. Learn more and participate: https://usouthmaine.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbWdZIeIUKhJvrU

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