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Translating Quality into Practice

Created Mar 07 2017, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
  • Pam Cipriano
  • nurse educators
  • nurse clinicians
  • continuing education
  • Tampa
  • ANA Conference
  • Nurse leaders

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Headed to Tampa for this year’s American Nurses Association's (ANA) annual conference? 

This year’s conference theme is "Translating Quality into Practice," which will focus on new innovations in nursing and examine the variables that affect nurses’ ability to deliver high-quality care. The 2017 ANA Conference will bring together nearly 1,400 nurse leaders, nurse educators, and nurse clinicians.

Conference sessions will bring you the latest strategies, research, and best practices to improve outcomes through quality, safety, and staffing. Attendees will learn from evidence-based research and discover innovations they can start using immediately. Join your peers at the industry's premier conference for nurses focusing on quality outcomes.

Nurses will walk away with:

  • strategies to build trusting relationships with consumers while navigating the shifting culture in health care
  • techniques to leverage data and technology to streamline work and improve patient care
  • tools to create and maintain a balance between personal and professional well-being
  • approaches to improve nurses' working environment and prevent and mitigate workplace bullying, incivility, and violence.

Educational Sessions

The 2017 conference provides extensive learning opportunities, with over 50 educational sessions to choose from, offering something for all nurses. There are a wide range of sessions to educate nursing and health care professionals in every segment of the field—clinicians, researchers, executives, and academicians, and others.

The welcome session and opening keynote will take place Thursday morning, March 9, at 8:00 a.m. ANA President Pam Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, and Harry Greenspun, MD, chief medical officer and managing director, Korn Ferry Health Solutions will address "Health Care Innovation: Shifting Decision-Making to Consumers." Patients are now savvy consumers, signaling a major transformation in health care. In this session, nurses can learn more about care model innovation, such as urgent care clinics, regulatory requirements and government mandates, and shifting care from acute to post-acute long-term-care settings.

Other educational opportunities will address topics including workplace violence, palliative care nursing, technology in nursing, and nursing leadership.

The 2017 ANA Conference will feature four unique session types:

  • Concurrent sessions: Learn from real-world best practices. Each of the two topics presented will be 20 minutes lomg, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A with the audience.
  • Invited sessions: Learn from leaders in the field. Presenters were recruited by ANA to bring you the latest and greatest in quality, safety, and staffing.
  • Fast “fourward” sessions: Take a deeper dive into one topic with a panel session featuring four 10-minute presentations, followed by a facilitator-guided discussion and Q&A with the audience.
  • Walking CE sessions: Presenters will “walk the walk” and “talk the talk” during these interactive session. Take a stroll and learn about current innovations and technologies in this nontraditional format.

Benefits of Attendance

Attendees can also earn continuing education credits at the 2017 ANA Conference. Participants will be afforded the opportunity to  translate continual practice improvements into viable solutions that advance professional practice or clinical care; disseminate nursing research to drive evidence-based practice; synthesize nursing innovation and technology to drive quality in health care delivery; relate exemplary work environment practices to patient and nursing outcomes; and disseminate and implement best practices in evidence-based, interprofessional, patient-centered care.

Attendees can earn a maximum of 13 contact hours from the -- 11.5 contact hours for the conference and 1.5 contact hours for the virtual oral presentations.

The meeting will also showcase cutting-edge and timely topics in the changing health care environment. Attendees will experience diverse learning formats, including skills-based interactive educational delivery designed to maximize their learning experience. Some of the exciting offerings include preconference workshops, meet the editor, oral abstract sessions, poster presentations, and walking CE sessions.

There will also be plenty of face-to-face networking opportunities, with nursing professionals from across the nation gathered to share their knowledge and experience with each other.

Lippincott Solutions is proud to recognize conference session speakers who are from our customer facilities, listed below. 


9:00am – 12pm  ANA Day of Ethics; Session PC001 – How Can Nurses Contribute to a Culture of Ethical Practice?

  • Donna M. Casey, MA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, FABC, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE

9:00am – 12pm Staffing Preconference: Session PC002 – Utilizing Tools and Technology to Improve Your Staffing

  • Kathleen Matson, MHA, MSN, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ
  • Kristen Vinet, MAM, BS, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ


1:00 – 2:00pm Workplace Culture

  • Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, TX

3:00 – 4:00pm ANA Policy Panel: Informatics

  • Dr. Diane Skiba, PhD, FACMI, ANEF, FAAN, University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora, CO

4:15 – 5:15pm Shifting the Culture

  • Ed Tori, DO, Associate Director, MedStar Institute for Innovation Director, MedStar Center for Health Influence and Engagement

Don’t forget to stop by and visit Lippincott Solutions in booth #409!  You can pick up a FREE $5 Starbucks card when you watch a quick demo of our amazing decision support software that is revolutionizing nursing and patient care!