ASC NURSE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

AGENDA

As an ASC nurse leader, your operational responsibilities are diverse. This program* will focus on the areas where you can grow as a leader, improve your processes and efficiency, maintain compliance in an ever-changing and highly regulated environment, and better support your team.

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*This program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 17435 for 12 CE Contact Hours. This program is approved for 12 hours of AEU credit and 1 hour of IPCH credit by BASC Provider #1016. Certificates of completion will be provided for all eligible attendees.

March 3, 2022 :
7:00am - 8:00am

Registration & Breakfast

Check in for the conference and mingle with peers over breakfast.

8:00am - 8:15am

WELCOME!

  • Regina Boore  

Set the tone of your conference with a brief introduction, program overview and event logistics.

8:15am - 9:15am

The Heart and Soul of Health Care℠

  • Allison Massari  

Prepare to be taken on a journey. With her perceptive view inside the “patient experience”, Allison Massari’s riveting and insightful keynote illuminates the immense value that healthcare providers have upon a patient who is suffering. This dynamic and poignant program offers real solutions to the struggle of how to keep the patient first despite limited time and other practical constraints. By weaving her remarkable journey with potent life-lessons, Allison highlights the integral nature of patient-centered care and fortifies audience members, reigniting their passion for why they went into healthcare in the first place. She explains, "The power of what you do goes far beyond the technical part of your job. You are healing the places medicine cannot touch. In fact YOU are the medicine." Hailed as “life-changing”, Allison’s keynote offers a sincere and direct approach to navigating adversity, transcending life’s difficulties, and always finding a way to be the healer in the room. This content rich and deeply moving speech also offers applicable tools for managing change, adversity, and the everyday challenges of being human.

9:15am - 10:30am

PANEL | Optimize Your Accreditation Relationship

  • Debra Stinchcomb   Ilana Wolff   Jan Kleinhesselink   Joyce Webb  

Deemed status, provisional status, and partial compliance; it can all be so confusing. This session will explore three ASC Accrediting Organizations (AOs) and help answer your questions on standards and surveyors: Where do I go for standards clarification? How do they train their surveyors, and what qualifications must they possess? How are standards developed and what is the approval process? How do I decide which AO is best for my ASC? Join us for a panel discussion with AAAASF, AAAHC, and TJC to help you better understand your accreditation options and learn how to get the most out of your AO relationship.

10:30am - 10:45am

Break

10:45am - 12:00pm

Leveraging Financial Data to Drive Performance

  • Nancy Stephens   Regina Boore  

Every ASC nurse leader understands the importance of appropriate staffing levels, team continuity, and member productivity. But do you know how to assess your operation for these critical Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)? This interactive workshop will prepare you to capture this data and utilize it to improve your center’s performance.

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm - 2:15pm

A Different Approach to a QI Study…..We Teach, You Do

  • Vanessa Sindell   Crissy Benze  

A well-developed QAPI program is a comprehensive way to assess operations and outcomes while identifying opportunities for improvement. Quality Improvement (QI) studies systematically delve into those opportunities to establish goals, collect data, measure performance, analyze findings, and take action to effect improvement. All too often ASC managers struggle to produce a meaningful QI study. We will walk you through the QI study process and guide a workshop to create your own.

2:15pm - 2:30pm

Break

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Infection Investigation….When Prevention Efforts Fail

  • Crissy Benze   Vanessa Sindell  

ASC infection control programs focus on prevention; integration of infection mitigation strategies into every aspect of the clinical operation. These measures help ASCs maintain a significantly lower infection rate than hospitals. Yet, despite our best efforts, post-op infections do still occur. This session will prepare you on how to respond when an infection is reported. Is an investigation warranted? How do you document it? What common threads can you identify? How do you draw conclusions and prepare a report of findings to the Governing Body?

3:30pm - 3:45pm

Break

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Emergency Preparedness: Code Silver | Active Shooter

  • Bryan Gray  

Your emergency management plan must continually evolve in response to emerging trends. Surging gun violence is just one of the many recent threats that demand thoughtful analysis and integration into your plan. This session will teach you how to prevent and prepare for a Code Silver, Active Shooter situation.

4:45pm - 7:00pm

Vendor Networking Reception

Come socialize with peers, engage with faculty and network with industry vendors over appetizers and cocktails. There will be prizes!

March 4, 2022 :
7:00am - 8:00am

Breakfast

Fuel up with breakfast before another full day of sessions!

8:00am - 10:30am

WORKSHOP | Three Proven Techniques for Responding to Disruptive Behavior.

  • Stephen Harden  

In a recent study of 1,500 administrators and clinicians, 75% said the unwillingness to address disruptive behavior by colleagues is “an open secret” and “not discussable” in their organizations. Participants in this workshop will learn three proven scripts to fearlessly respond to physicians and staff that insist on doing things their way, show no initiative to fix problems, or display harsh or demeaning interpersonal skills. These methods are so effective, law enforcement uses them to handle difficult hostage situations! Equip yourself and your staff with these proven skills to overcome the fear of speaking up and deal with toxic teammates.

10:30am - 10:45am

Break

10:45am - 12:00pm

Common ASC Compliance Pitfalls

  • Debra Stinchcomb  

ASC nurse leaders manage a complex and highly regulated clinical operation. Compliance efforts are ongoing and require consistent oversight and attention to detail. Yet despite best efforts, compliance gaps prevail. This session will review common survey deficiencies across the spectrum of ASC regulatory and accreditation requirements to identify key problem areas that deserve your attention.

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm - 2:15pm

Managing Your Most Precious Resources: Time and Talent

  • Regina Boore  

Nurse leaders understand the value of their people and the positive impact of effective leadership has on staff performance. Yet too often, struggles to meet the crushing demands of work and home interfere with our leadership efforts. You will never be able to successfully manage your people if you do not first learn how to effectively manage your time. Explore basic principles and best practices for managing your most precious resources: Time and Talent.

2:15pm - 2:30pm

Break

2:30pm - 3:30pm

A Look Back…A Step Forward

  • Judy Williams  

The conference will close with the opportunity to reflect on and share key learnings as a group. In this important session, Judy Williams, Certified Professional Coach, will guide you in an exercise to set tangible goals and commit to real action as you continue your leadership journey back at your ASC. While it might be tempting to get an early flight home for the weekend...this is an intimate and transformative session you do not want to miss.