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Do you spend more time at work than at home? If you are like most, you do and you should love it! This session will be your permission slip to be a little more crazy and have some fun at work! Join us for this enlightening presentation&you won't even need to take notes!

Getting great results is a constant struggle in today's healthcare market. Nurse leaders are pulled in numerous directions by staff, physicians, administrators, and patients. With one crisis after another, meeting budget, productivity, and patient satisfaction targets can seem insurmountable. Learn some great ways to improve your work life and the life of those around you. This session will focus on creating a great work environment to ensure superior service.

Effective communication is the backbone to any good relationship, personal or professional. Learn how what you say - and how you say it - drives employee satisfaction, ensures quality patient care, and helps maintain a true collaborative culture. Come away with pointers for getting your message not only heard, but better understood. You can inspire and motivate those around with well-chosen words...learn how!

You cannot afford to put all your time and energy into work alone. If you put all your time and energy into your job you will have little time for much else. No one know anyone whose dying words were I wish I had spent more time at work! Attend this session and you will learn ways to be effective at work so that you can actually enjoy your work and begin to regain your life away from the office. Your life outside of work takes effort, but the rewards of love and contentment are greater than any job has to offer!

So many times throughout the day, leaders hear the voices of nurses who are tired, overworked, and are dying to care again. Time that once was dedicated to spending quality time at the patient's bedside has been usurped by paperwork and administrative duties. How can we continue to work this way? Today's work culture leaves many of us asking why are we doing this to ourselves day in and day out? This session will reignite your passion for caring and help you reexamine your commitment to moving our profession forward. Join this dynamic presenter for a time of renewal and leave reenergized with a passion to care again.

Re-tooling a patient care unit is a formidable task and particularly challenging for a leader managing multiple units within a healthcare system. This session will highlight multi-disciplinary approaches to create a high performance health system services, including day-to-day issues and strategy execution.

The future of healthcare, and specifically nursing, depends on the leaders ability to redesign the fundamental processes related to delivery of bedside care. This presentation will provide you with the information you need to apply lean thinking methodologies to work redesign. This methodology is unlike any healthcare redesign you have ever experienced, so dont miss it!

Do you know what it's like to be a patient in your facility? Think again! Have you ever eaten lunch from the patient tray line? Join this presenter for these and other tales from the other side of the bedrails. You will discover the how-to's required to create an empowered culture of service excellence.

Have you ever heard the expression culture eats strategy for lunch? Well, this is very true in many organizations. Culture is the foundation on which all teams are built. Without a strong culture, teams and organizations wander aimlessly and in different directions trying to accomplish unclear objectives. The Magnet journey is about transforming your culture to showcase a superior nursing service. Learn how to insure your culture is top notch and how to structure your team to begin the Magnet journey!

High workload, leadership/management style, professional conflict and the emotional cost of caring have been the main sources of stress for nurses for many years. Overworked nurses are suffering from fatigue, stress, burnout and other physical maladies which manifests in an increased amount of absenteeism, staff turnover and individuals leaving the field entirely. In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to the stress management techniques that combine emotional refocusing and problem solving tools. These techniques have improved nurse retention and prevented burnout by improving perceptions of work intensity and feelings of productivity. Increased feelings of productivity have personal benefits in terms of job satisfaction and reduced stress. Continued stress management techniques that improve perceptions may offset nurse burnout and maintain and/or improve levels of performance.

In the past two years, patient safety has moved to the forefront on the healthcare industry. This dynamic presentation examines the three pillars of safety in the aviation industry: standard operating procedures, Crew Resource Management (CRM), and professional culture. Participants will learn how to apply these principles in the delivery of health care services to prevent errors and improve patient outcomes.

Preparing a critically ill patient for transport can be a daunting task. In addition to the on-going care of the patient, there are requirements for additional documentation and special preparations that must be made to ensure safe and seamless transports. This clinically focused presentation assists the nurse in preparing patients for critical care transport and discusses the connection between pre-transport interventions and the physiology of flight.

Each year, health care organizations are being held more accountable for reducing and even eliminating preventable errors. In case after case, communication within and among disciplines is identified as the leading factor in the root cause of preventable errors. TeamSTEPPS is a standardized, national curriculum designed to teach four core skills statistically proven to improve safety, reduce errors, and improve communication on healthcare teams. The program is based on over 25 years of federally funded research in the military and private sectors. Participants will learn how leadership, situation monitoring, mutual support, and communication affect the outcomes of attitude, knowledge, and performance to reduce error rates in healthcare. The high-energy, interactive format uses learning exercises and video vignettes to enhance the learning experience.

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