Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m.)
Cost: $110 per person (includes handouts, lunch and certificate of completion)
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 10 business days before the start of the course. If cancellation is made in less than 10 business days, the full course fee will be billed.
Late Registration Fee: Registrations received after February 20, 2020 will be charged an additional $20 late fee.
Last Day to Register: February 27, 2020 (including payment)
Crowne Plaza Springfield
3000 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703
For hotel room reservations, please call the hotel directly at 217-529-7777
It’s all in your head…and your body: How secondary trauma affects students and instructors’ and how to cope
Presented by: Erica Smith, MPH
Working in healthcare can be a chronically stressful experience, whether you are in a clinical setting or not. Retention and turnover rates are costly, both financially and for the health of those who provide direct patient care; burn-out is an issue in healthcare that can affect anyone — educators, clinicians, administrators, and those in support service roles. Toxic stress affects professionals physically, mentally, and emotionally, but there are tools healthcare providers can use to build resilience and address toxic stress in the workplace. This session will help participants identify signs of secondary trauma/toxic stress in healthcare professionals and share strategies to build a trauma- informed working environment for students, instructors, staff and patients/residents.
Erica Smith is the executive director of Helping Hands of Springfield, a local non-profit organization that provides shelter and housing services to people experiencing homelessness. Erica’s background is in health care communication and policy, and she believes strongly that coordinated, trauma-informed health and housing services are key to build healthier individuals, families, and communities. Erica has a Master of Public Health from East Tennessee State University and is a SAMHSA-certified trauma-informed care educator. Before earning her MPH, she worked at Memorial Health System and St. John’s Hospital in the field of health communication.
Breakout Sessions: (choose one)
1) Does Student Success Matter to You? Look Closely at Your Cluster Scores.
Jhosa Pagulayan, MAEd, MSN, BSN, RN; Sheila Zabin, MSN, RN-BC
Measuring the overall success of a training program is very crucial. Similarly, it is important to determine the overall effectiveness of a program. In order to evaluate program outcomes, it requires a closer look at the learning tools utilized to foster students learning such as assessments, item analysis and its impact on the program cluster score summary report.
2) Communicating with Individuals with Dementia
Karla Belzer, MS CTRS
When caregiving for an individual who experiences dementia, communication can be very difficult as the disease advances. Forgetfulness, agitation, repetition, and mood fluctuations can make care and interactions both stressful and frustrating. Many caregivers and family members worry that they will say or do the wrong thing and make matters worse. Learn about common communication problems caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and strategies for better interactions, visits, and care.
3) Is a Hybrid BNATP in Your Future? Discover the Tips for Success!
Ruth Belec-Olander, MSN, RN; Shelby May, RN, MA, CAEd
This session is for instructors that have thought about developing a hybrid course but are not quite sure where to start. The basics of developing a hybrid course and the process for obtaining course approval will be covered. IDPH’s Hybrid Format Policy and Hybrid Allocation of Hours will be discussed. Examples of current BNATP hybrid courses which use online learning management systems will be presented. Tips and strategies from instructors that are currently teaching in a hybrid format will be shared followed by questions and answers.
4) My brain hurts! Making critical thinking fun and easy
Elizabeth Pagenkopf, RN, MSN
Critical thinking is a skill that students need to learn and practice just like the 21 skills. Making it a habit and fun for the educator as well as the student makes it easier for both. Come and learn how using tools like simulation and games could enhance the process of teaching critical thinking.
Being Mindful in a Busy Healthcare Setting
Karla Belzer, MS CTRS, Family Life Educator, University of Illinois Extension
We all lead such busy lives that our mental, emotional and physical health suffers from the disconnect that can happen between ourselves and life. Mindfulness is the act of paying purposeful attention to the present moment. It offers us a way to enjoy our lives more and reduce stress through a few simple practices. This program will help participants explore benefits of mindfulness meditation and teach techniques that reduce stress and increase life satisfaction.
Continuing Education Credit
Lincoln Land Community College is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
ANA-Illinois has designated ONA as the official approver of the continuing nursing education (CNE) providers and activities for Illinois.
Nurses: This CNE activity is being offered for 6.5 contact hours. Attendance during the entire seminar as well as a completed seminar evaluation and post-test is required from each participant for successful completion of this CNE activity.
This CNE activity is being presented without conflict of interest with regard to commercial bias or financial interest from products or services.
Pre-registration is required. Due to seating limitations, no walk-ins are allowed for the conference.