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Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in the Perioperative Setting through a Standardized Residency Program

Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in the Perioperative Setting through a Standardized Residency Program

Free Webinar
October 8, 2013

9:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific
10:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern

The shortage of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States is projected to grow to 260,000 registered nurses by 2025 (AACN, 2009) with a strong impact felt in the perioperative service environment. Now more than ever, the right formula for onboarding new nurses into the operating room setting needs to be utilized, establishing the link between evidence-based practice and quality care with optimal patient outcomes. The measurable impact of the Versant RN Residency is the perfect vehicle to facilitate this discussion focusing on the implementation of evidence-based practice in the perioperative setting.

Featured Speaker

Lisa Spruce, DNP, RN, ACNS, ACNP, ANP, CNOR
Director, Evidence-Based Perioperative Practice
AORN

Tammy Franqueiro, BSN, RN-BC
Assistant Vice President, Education and Curriculum
Versant Holdings, LLC

During this free 60-minute webinar, we will discuss how a structured nurse residency program supports the implementation of evidence-based practice in the perioperative environment. Larissa Africa, MBA, BSN, RN from Versant will facilitate the discussion as Dr. Lisa Spruce and Tammy Franqueiro share their knowledge and address the following primary topics with additional time set aside for discussion:

  • Discuss the benefits of an RN residency program to onboard RNs into the profession.
  • Articulate the benefits of implementing evidence-based practice into the perioperative environment.
  • Discuss the methodology for establishing evidence-based practice into the perioperative environment.

Versant Holdings, LLC

Versant exists to assist our clients in developing and sustaining their professional organizations…One Nurse at a Time®. We are known for our systems-oriented, competency-based residency geared toward transitioning new graduate nurses to practice. Our residency-based model has been extended to include experienced nurses transitioning to new clinical areas, as well as competency-based nurse development. If you need assistance with strategically staffing your organization for the future, the Versant RN Residencies are the solution. For more information, please contact Versant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AORN

AORN is a non-profit membership association based in Denver, Colorado that represents the interests of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses by providing nursing education, standards, and clinical practice resources - including the peer-reviewed, monthly publication AORN Journal - to enable optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. AORN's 42,000 registered nurse members manage, teach, and practice perioperative nursing, are enrolled in nursing education, or are engaged in perioperative research. We define and advance best nursing practices for surgical patients by researching and distributing scientifically based recommendations. To learn more about AORN, please visit www.aorn.org.

About AORN. (2013, September 18). Retrieved from http://www.aorn.org/AboutAORN/

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This webinar will be recorded. By participating, you grant Versant® permission to rebroadcast this webinar, including all content, to other audiences or in other mediums, to further its mission. The presentation materials used in this webinar will not be distributed to participants.

A Voice at the Table

A Voice at the Table - Maximizing Influence with Your Board of Directors

Free Webinar June 6, 2013

Did you know that in a 2008 study of 201 health systems with 2,046 voting board members, only 2.4% of those members were nurses?  Yet registered nurses make up the majority of the healthcare workforce that these boards make decisions about every day. 

Featured Speaker

Shelley Harris, DNP-C, MSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, IL

During this free 60-minute webinar, we will have the opportunity to discuss the role of the nurse leader at the boardroom table. Shelley Harris is the Chief Nursing Officer and the executive sponsor of the Versant® RN Residency at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. She is a champion for nursing and an advocate for nursing leadership from the bedside to the boardroom. Shelley will share her personal experience using the Residency as an example of a boardroom presentation.

Now more than ever, the presence of nursing at the table needs to be an integral part of any acute care executive or leadership group. From the medical executive teams and foundation boards to the board of directors, having a nurse leader in direct, regular contact is essential to establish linkage between fiduciary responsibility, quality measures, and patient outcomes. Bridging that gap from the bottom line to the patient and conveying how nursing staff have the ability to impact patient care and quality measures is a message best sent by the nurse executive. The measureable impact of the Versant RN Residency is the perfect vehicle to facilitate this discussion, especially considering the data-driven requests from most boards.

Mrs. Harris will address four primary topics with additional time set aside for discussion: 

  • Increase residency awareness; keeping the board up to date and creating the residency presence
  • Familiarize nurse leaders with board expectations
  • Develop talking points for board interaction
  • Discuss options when finances are strained

Versant Holdings, LLC

Versant exists to assist our clients in developing and sustaining their professional organizations…One Nurse at a Time®. We are known for our systems-oriented, competency-based residency geared toward transitioning new graduate nurses to practice. Our residency-based model has been extended to include experienced nurses transitioning to new clinical areas, as well as competency-based nurse development. If you need assistance with strategically staffing your organization for the future, the Versant RN Residencies are the solution. For more information, please contact Versant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Webinar Registration

Please click here to access the webinar registration. Alternatively, you can copy and paste the following URL into your Internet browser's address bar: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/468838327. Webinar registration is required to access the meeting. Once you’ve registered, you will have access to the audio and web portions of the meeting. You will need to dial into the conference bridge and also join the web meeting to view any slides or presentation materials. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with those details.

Notice

This webinar will be recorded. By participating, you grant Versant® permission to rebroadcast this webinar, including all content, to other audiences or in other mediums, to further its mission. The presentation materials used in this webinar will not be distributed to participants.

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