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Nursing CEs

This conference is approved for Nursing CEs by the California Board of Registered Nursing, TAANA Provider Number cep16785.

Poster Sessions

145. Leading Change: The Use of Integrated Care to Improve Dual Diagnosis Patient Outcomes

  • Claire Ellerbrock, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC; Kent State University; Ohio

Learner Objectives:

  1. Learn how providers can improve patient outcomes through care integration.
  2. Understand how modern healthcare necessitates the use of integration to improve outcomes and the gaps that currently exist in healthcare and patient outcomes.
  3. Understand how care integration creates more efficient and effective care.
  4. Learn how standardized care integration, if implemented universally, would create an entirely different healthcare system.
  5. Appreciate how care integration should be commonplace.


160. CMS Rulings Launch APP Medical Executive Membership Questions

  • Amy Vaflor, DNP, CRNA, APRN; OhioHealth

Learner Objectives:

  1. Understand the principle of the need for governing bodies to direct policy and management issues of physicians and APRNs within healthcare systems.
  2. Recognize CMS regulations and IOM recommendations compliment advanced practice partnerships beyond the bedside.
  3. Explain that state laws determine eligibility of practitioner but does not mandate membership positions for governing bodies such as MEC.
  4. Learn of a healthcare provider attitudes and readiness of APRNs towards MEC membership via environmental and validation data.
  5. Recognize opportunity for further research with the initial survey questionnaire for APRN community.

151. "Thank You for Your Sacrifice": Off-Label Drug Regulation Strategies After the Misuse of Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

  • Erin McCluan, RN, BSN; Duquesne University School of Law; Pennsylvania
Learner Objectives:
  1. Understand the role of federal and state government in off-label drug regulation.
  2. Discuss the risks and benefits associated with off-label prescribing.  
  3. Identify the three categories of state action on hydroxychloroquine access.  
  4. Learn how state health licensing boards can preserve access to essential medicines.




164. Early Mixed Methods COVID-19 Findings: A Large Midwestern University College of Nursing Report on Perceptions, Impact, and Implications of the 2020 Pandemic

  • Kimberly Cleveland, PhD (c), JD, MSN, RN, C-MBC, C-MPC
  • Joel W. Hughes, PhD, FAACVPR; Kent State University
  • Gregory Gibson, PhD; Kent State University
  • Anthony Vander Horst, PhD; Kent State University
  • Jasmine Hoff, MSN, RN, APRN-CNP; Kent State University
  • Hannah Call,  Kent State University; Undergraduate Nursing Student 
  • Bernadette Fresty, Kent State University; Undergraduate Nursing Student
  • Jessica Hobbs, Kent State University; Undergraduate Nursing Student
  • Kate Kennedy, Kent State University; Undergraduate Nursing Student
  • Cathryn Pecjak, Kent State University; Undergraduate Nursing Student
  • Abby Stankard, Kent State University; Undergraduate Nursing Student

Learner Objectives:

  1. State three themes of university student concerns related to the pandemic.
  2. Discuss the impact of changes in university life on student anxiety and resilience.
  3. Compare the response of undergraduate nursing students to the response of non-health related majors during the early pandemic period.
  4. Identify one practice, one regulatory and one educational implication of the early findings.

155. Barriers to help-seeking among male victims of sexual assault

  • Sarah Koon-Magnin, PhD; University of South Alabama; Mobile

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify key barriers to service provision among male sexual assault survivors.
  2. Dispel "rape myths" that harm male sexual assault victims.



163. Barriers to Risk Education for Obstetric Nurses

  • Kelli Janus, MSN, RN, C-EFM; Cleveland State University, Ohio
  • Kimberly Cleveland, JD,  PhD (c), MSN, RN, C-MBC, C-MPC; Kent State University

Learner Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the significance of litigation to the specialty of obstetric nurses.
  2. Gain an understanding of the effectiveness of the teaching methods utilized throughout the implementation of the educational project.
  3. Identify barriers to risk education for obstetric nurses.

165. Health Care Providers Attitudes Toward Screening Patients for Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence

  • Judith Hoyt, RN, BSN; University of South Alabama Children's and Women's Hospital; Mobile
  • Carolyn Dolan, JD, MSN, FNP, PNP, SANE-A; University of South Alabama; Fairhope

Learner Objectives:

  1. Explore health care providers’ (HCPs) knowledge of and attitudes towards the use of sexual violence (SV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) screening tools.


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