Hear from industry experts

Sunrise Sessions are educational presentations led by industry partners who are eager to share their latest innovations and knowledge to meet your professional education needs. All Sunrise Sessions take place on Friday, April 12 at 7:00 a.m.

Achieving Verified Competence—A Nurse Leader's Obligation

Intermountain Healthcare adopted the Resuscitation Quality Improvement® (RQI) program because it met their commitment to innovation and improving patient outcomes. With RQI, Intermountain Healthcare shifted from a traditional two-year compliance program to one of low-dose, high-frequency mastery learning that verifies skills competence. The RQI program speaks to some of the top priorities in healthcare today – improving patient safety and outcomes, achieving high reliability – and the need to effectively reduce operating expenses. Learn how Intermountain Healthcare successfully implemented RQI to achieve organization-wide quality improvement and improved outcomes.

Presented by

Tammy Richards, MSN, RN, assistant vice president and clinical engagement, Intermountain Healthcare; Brian Eigel, PhD, chief operating officer, RQI Partners

Change the Conversation about Mobile Technology in Health Care

Handheld devices can be challenging for clinicians to manage while providing patient care at the bedside. In this session, Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, will discuss how an integrated strategy with hands-free communication, secure messaging, and alarm management can empower nurses, simplify clinical workflows, and reduce cognitive burden. Using experience as a nurse leader and technology expert, Dr. Collins will provide insight into industry trends and share best practices from hospitals around the globe. She will also share findings from her study on nurses’ perceptions of mobile technology. Data from her research offers an important look at secured texting among clinicians.

Presented by

Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, chief nursing officer, Vocera

How to Leverage Technology to Prioritize Patient Care Delivery

From nurse call systems to electronic health records today’s nurses are faced with a plethora of devices and systems to help them manage patient care. Mobile devices are helping to streamline the process, but how do nurses know if an alarm or notification is critical, high, normal, or low priority? Join Nat’e Guyton, chief nursing officer at Spok, to understand device diversity in today’s nursing landscape and learn how to provide a standardized priority structure for nurses. We’ll cut through the confusion of interoperability to show how integrating systems can address pressing issues like staff duress and alarm fatigue.

Presented by

Nat'e Guyton, chief nursing officer, Spok, Inc. 

Inspiring Nurses to Adopt Innovative Technology that Promotes Better Patient Outcomes

For every challenge we face there is an opportunity for nurse leaders to incorporate technology that transforms health care. Patient deterioration related to sepsis and respiratory depression, as a result of pain management, will be examined. Examples of practices and technology that improve health care will be presented.

Presented by

Moreen Donahue, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, nurse consultant, former chief nursing officer, nurse scholar in residence, Fairfield University

Leveraging Real-Time Patient Feedback to Create Real-Time Results

Gathering real-time patient feedback is powerful when gathered and used effectively. We will review industry trends surrounding real-time data generally, its importance, and how this translates to patient feedback. You will learn about how this data can be used for service recovery, training, to motivate their staff and, most crucially, to give a voice to patients and their families. We will share best practices around using real-time feedback to create an easy way for managers to recognize their teams, tying staff back to the reasons they started in health care – to deliver outstanding care to patients/families. Industry-leading champions will share how they leverage real-time patient feedback and the impact they’ve seen. Ellen Angelo, MSN, RN, CCRN of Ocean Medical Center will share a case study from Hackensack Meridian Health, followed by a panel Q&A featuring Christiana Care, Chief Nursing Officer, Cathy Shull, DNP, RN, NEA-BC; Geisinger Operations Manager, Rory Stubbs; and Ellen Angelo, MSN, RN, CCRN. 

Presented by

Rebecca Metter, chief executive officer, Wambi

Overcoming Core Challenges to Improve Transition to Practice

Hospitals struggle to retain newly licensed nurses, seeing an average turnover rate of 35 percent and an average cost of $70,000 to onboard each new nurse. Transitioning from school to the clinical setting is a real challenge as new nurses often struggle with gaps in professional skills. Join Elsevier to discover our revolutionary new platform, Transition to Practice, which supports newly licensed nurses to improve confidence and increase retention by accelerating professional competence through precision learning, monitoring satisfaction, and providing actionable insights to address concerns. Additionally, you’ll hear first-hand insights from our pilot partner, The University of Texas Medical Branch.

Presented by

Tiffany McCauley, MSN, RN, nurse, Elsevier; Melissa Gonzalez, MSN, RN, OCN, nursing program manager, The University of Texas Medical Branch

Reframe Competency Validation to Mobilize your Nursing Workforce

The session will report preliminary results of a qualitative study that provides visibility into existing processes of competency validation including onboarding, credentialing and skills validation. Process improvements and elimination of redundancy can significantly reduce costs without negative impacts to quality. Mobilize your nursing workforce into regional float pools that can be flexed to provide care when and where needed, while significantly reducing cost. Learn to think differently to solve for the nursing workforce issues of the future: loss of experienced baby boomer nurses, millennials' desire for career progression and a variety of experiences, and developing the leaders of tomorrow.

Presented by

Marcia Faller, PhD, RN, executive clinical advisor, AMN Healthcare

Utilizing Staffing Technology to Drive Organizational Outcomes

Staffing and scheduling is a complicated process that brings great risk to the patients, staff, and organization if not done correctly. Transforming staffing to data, evidence driven processes to achieve better outcomes is now possible through the implementation of patient-centered technology to enable consistently making better staffing choices rather than leaving that process to opinion and chance.

Presented by

Lisa Massarweh, DNP, PHN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, CCRN-K, patient care services, northern California, Kaiser Permanente; Karlene Kerfoot, PhD, RN, FAAN, chief nursing officer, API Healthcare

Virtual Care Partner Model for Acute Care Setting

Learn how virtual care partners in the acute care setting reduce variations in care and improve safety. This session will spotlight how you can improve your care delivery and quality. Hear how virtual caregivers in the inpatient care team can reduce variations in care, increase quality and satisfaction scores, improve outcomes and streamline care and manage staffing shortages.

Presented by

Robin McGuinness, chief nursing officer, AdventHealth