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									      The 11th Annual
    national
     nurSing
   ConFerenCe
  Ambulatory Surgery and
    Outpatient Procedures
              Advances in Nursing Management and Patient Care

                                  mohegan Sun                                 grand Hyatt Hotel
                                     Uncasville, CT                                San Francisco, CA
                                    DECEMbER 5 – 6, 2007          OR               DECEMbER 11–12, 2007

                                          featuring                                      featuring
                            William J. duFFy, m.J., r.n., Cnor            mary Jo Steiert, r.n., B.S.n., Cnor
                               Past National President, AORN                   National President, AORN




plus	 Full-day pre-ConFerenCe SeminarS:                    plus	 HalF-day poSt-ConFerenCe SeminarS:
     December 4 -or- December 10                                 December 7 -or- December 13
     Managing Post-Anesthesia Emergencies in                     Inventory & Supply Management for Nurse Managers
     Ambulatory Surgery: Advanced Nursing Interventions          in ASCs: Update 2008
                             OR                                                          OR
     Navigating Your ASC’s Most Difficult Human Resource         Nursing Implications of Perioperative Medications:
     Issues 2008: Strategic and Action-Oriented Planning         Expert Management of Ambulatory Surgery Patients
     for Nurse Managers



                       For Conference Audio CDs, see page 12 or call 1-800-333-6100
                                                                                                                Hotel Information




December 4-7, 2007                                                                           December 10-13, 2007
Mohegan Sun – A World At Play!                                                               Grand Hyatt San Francisco
Uncasville, Connecticut 06382                                                                345 Stockton Street, San Francisco, California
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          Four Easy Ways to Register                  » Fax — 410-987-6000                               » Call Toll-Free — 1-800-333-6100 9am-5pm ET
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                                                                     You are Invited!
                             Plan Now to Attend the 11th annual national nursing Conference
                                  Ambulatory Surgery and Outpatient Procedures:
                                                   Advances in Nursing Management and Patient Care

These exciting conferences have been designed specifically to support the work                  The unique variety of general sessions, concurrent workshops, and concurrent
of nurses working in all ambulatory surgery settings, including free-standing,                  general sessions features content for clinical nurses in many subspe-
hospital-based, and physicians’ office ambulatory surgery centers.                              cialty areas as well as for nurse managers.
Program content will provide the best insights, training, and tools available                   Take advantage of the networking opportunities and group tuition discounts
today. Ambulatory surgery nurses who attend will be able to apply the skills                    to train an entire team of nurses. You can also purchase audio CDs of these
learned in these truly unique conferences immediately in practice.                              conferences to allow for follow-up training and reinforcement.

                                        Choose between two exciting locations – one East and one West.
                                             december 4 – 7, 2007                                            december 10 – 13, 2007
                                           mohegan Sun, uncasville, Ct                                    grand Hyatt, San Francisco, Ca



                                                                       Conference Faculty
Conference faculty include nationally and internationally      Susan F. Clouser, m.S.n., r.n., Crno – Independent con-         Sarah martin, B.S., r.n. – Regional Director, Division of
known experts – outstanding individuals who have made          sultant and investigator, Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome       Ambulatory Surgery Center, Southwest and Western Re-
(and continue to make) a significant difference in the         (TASS); Past board Member, American Society of Ophthal-         gion, Universal Health Services, Inc., King of Prussia (PA);
worlds of clinical practice, consulting, and academia.         mic Registered Nurses (ASORN); Recipient, ASORN’s Edna          Member, board of Directors, American Association of Am-
                                                               Ashy Award for her work on TASS in ambulatory surgery           bulatory Surgery Centers (AAASC).
              Conference Chairpersons                          settings; Author and frequent national speaker on TASS          diana procuniar, B.a., r.n., Cnor - Vice President of Op-
ann geier, m.S., r.n., Cnor, CaSC – Conference Co-             adam dickson, B.a., m.p.a. – Government Relations               erations, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America (ASCOA),
Chairperson and Moderator – Vice President of Opera-           Manager, American Association of Ambulatory Surgery             Norwell (MA); Member, board of Directors, Florida Society
tions, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America (ASCOA),         Centers (AAASC); Adjunct Professor, Department of Politi-       of Ambulatory Surgery Centers; Contributing Editor, Outpa-
Norwell (MA) with responsibility for ASCs in New England       cal Science, East Tennessee State University                    tient Surgery Magazine.
and Florida; Member, board of Directors, American Asso-        John Joseph doyle, m.d. – Partner and Anesthesiolo-             patricia K. rosier, m.S., aprn, BC – Surgical Clinical
ciation of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (AAASC); Monthly         gist, Lighthouse Anesthesiology Consultants, P.L., St. Au-      Nurse Specialist, berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield (MA);
columnist, Outpatient Surgery Magazine; Member, Edito-         gustine (FL)                                                    Author and frequent presenter on clinical nursing topics
rial board, Same Day Surgery, OR 2007, and OR Manager;         William J. duffy, m.J., r.n., Cnor – Vice President, Nurs-
Frequent national speaker on ambulatory surgery nursing                                                                        loretta Schmitt, B.a., r.n. – Senior Marketing Manager,
                                                               ing and Perioperative Services, Evanston Northwestern
and nursing management.                                                                                                        Marketing and Communications, Cleveland Clinic, Cleve-
                                                               Healthcare, Evanston (IL); Past National President (2003-
                                                                                                                               land (OH).
Susan r. Kizirian, m.B.a., r.n. – Conference Co-Chair-         2005), Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
person and Moderator – Vice President of Operations,           (AORN); National Award for Nursing Excellence in advanc-        raleigh F. (Sandy) Seay, Jr., ph.d. – President, Seay
Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America (ASCOA), Norwell,       ing & leading the Profession, Nursing Spectrum, 2006;           Management Consultants, Inc., a full service Human
MA; Life-Time Past President Emeritus, board of Direc-         Prolific author and national and international presenter        Resources Management firm, Orlando (FL); Author and
tors, Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers; Past      Stephanie Hollis, m.d. – Partner and Anesthesiologist, Light-   national and international speaker on management and
Treasurer, American Association of Ambulatory Surgery          house Anesthesiology Consultants, P.L., St. Augustine (FL)      human resource topics
Centers (AAASC).                                               Jennifer Hunara, m.H.a., m.B.a. – Administrator, Surgery        mary Jo Steiert, r.n., B.S.n., Cnor – National President,
                                                               Center of Allentown (PA), Ambulatory Surgery Centers of         Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN); Peri-
edith Brous, J.d., m.S., m.p.H., r.n. – Attorney-at-Law,                                                                       operative Educator, The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial
private practice specializing in medical malpractice de-       America (ASCOA), Nowell (MA).
                                                                                                                               Medical Plaza, Aurora (CO); Author and nationally-recognized
fense litigation, professional licensure representation, and   Craig Jeffries, esq. – Executive Director, American Asso-
                                                                                                                               presenter on surgical nursing and leadership topics.
nurse advocacy; Author and frequent presenter on nursing       ciation of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (AAASC); Healthcare
and legal issues                                               attorney and frequent presenter on governmental affairs.        martha young, BS, mS, CSpdt – International Senior
                                                               Sandra J. Jones, m.B.a., m.S., CaSCa, FHFma – Prin-             Technical Service Specialist, Sterilization Products, Medi-
lorraine Butler, m.S.a., r.n., Cnor – Administrative Di-
                                                               cipal, Woodrum Ambulatory System Development; Presi-            cal Division, 3M Health Care, St. Paul (MN); Author and
rector, Perioperative Services, Methodist Hospital, Clarian
                                                               dent, Ambulatory Strategies, Inc, Dade City (FL); Member,       frequent presenter on sterilization issues.
Health Partners, Indianapolis (IN); Past Vice President and
board Member, Association of periOperative Registered          board of Directors (FASA) and member of various national        robert t. Zielinski, J.d. – Attorney; Partner, McGuire-
Nurses (AORN); Author and frequent speaker on a variety        and state health care organizations; Author and frequent        Woods, Chicago (IL), focusing on employment and labor
of ambulatory surgery topics                                   lecturer on quality improvement, patient safety, risk man-      law; National litigator and speaker on a variety of work-
Bonnie Johnson Clark, m.H.C.a., r.n., CaSC – Adminis-          agement, and regulatory compliance.                             place legal issues
trator and Director of Nursing, Southeastern Surgery Cen-      Beverly a. Kirchner, B.S.n., r.n., Cnor, CaSC – Owner           Judy Zoellner-Hunter, m.S.n., r.n. – Director of Nurs-
ter, Tallahassee (FL).                                         and President, Genesee Associates, Inc., Dallas (TX), a na-     ing, Orthopaedic/Neurological Unit, Oncology Unit, and
                                                               tional ambulatory surgery center development and man-           Neurodiagnostics Center, Alexian brothers Medical Center,
                                                               agement company; Member, board of Directors, Associa-           Chicago (IL)
                                                               tion of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN); Author and
                                                               national speaker on a variety of ambulatory surgery topics


               Visit www.ahi-online.com for AHI Audio Library programs: Accredited CE on CDs, with On-Line Testing Available                                                            
                                               Both Pre-Conference Seminars will be held in
                                Mohegan Sun, CT (December 4, 2007) and San Francisco, CA (December 10, 2007)

                    Full-Day Pre-Conference Seminar 1                                                      Full-Day Pre-Conference Seminar 2
        Managing Post-Anesthesia                                                         Navigating Your ASC’s Most Difficult
    Emergencies in Ambulatory Surgery                                                      Human Resource Issues: 2008
                  Advanced Nursing Interventions                                                   Strategic and Action-Oriented Planning
                                                                                                             for Nurse Managers

enhance the skills you need to manage clinical crises in the immediate                  As a nurse manager in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), you are called upon
post-op period!                                                                         to hire, train, retain, discipline and terminate staff, supervise licensed and un-
This highly-focused pre-conference seminar will strengthen your clinical crisis         licensed personnel, apply your employer’s policies, and participate in overall
intervention skills. Throughout this fascinating program, you will concentrate          organizational and financial management. You must also incorporate strategies
on how to identify and act on early signs of impending emergencies and com-             that provide safeguards designed to prevent successful litigation against you,
plications affecting major body systems. You will also update your knowledge            your staff, and your organization.
of current protocols for handling potentially life-threatening complications of         Attendance at this dynamic pre-conference seminar will help you to refine your
anesthesia, particularly malignant hyperthermia and local anesthesia toxicity.          insights and skills in a number of critical ASC management areas. All content in
all nurses who work in hospital-based ambulatory surgery units, free-standing           this seminar is aimed specifically toward improving nurse management prac-
ambulatory surgery centers, and physicians’ offices where ambulatory proce-             tices in an ambulatory surgery center.
dures or surgery are performed, will benefit tremendously from the clinically-
                                                                                        Seminar content will highlight the most important issues relating to:
oriented, targeted content of this program. you will emerge better equipped to
respond quickly, effectively, and confidently when emergencies occur.                   employee & labor law
                                                                                        · Issues and laws that frequently spawn employment litigation, and how to
Key topics include:
                                                                                          minimize your exposure
·   Pre-op assessment findings that may forewarn of post-anesthesia complications
                                                                                        · How understanding the process by which employment claims are resolved can
·   Intraoperative events associated with post-op problems
                                                                                          guide your actions
·   Emergencies linked to specific types of anesthesia
                                                                                        · Practical actions and strategies for minimizing the likelihood of claims being
·   How to respond to undesired respiratory effects of anesthetics and analgesics
                                                                                          made in the first place – and maximizing the ability to defend successfully
·   Earliest signs of laryngospasm                                                        against claims that are made
·   Possible etiologies of hypoventilation/hypoxia, and appropriate interventions       · Implications for the ASC (including a review of recent decisions) of specific labor
·   Considerations in peri-operative management of patients with diabetes                 laws and regulations, including:
·   Factors that increase the likelihood of hypoglycemia                                     · Title VII/Discrimination issues · Harassment, including sexual
·   Detection of hypoglycemia during recovery from anesthesia                                harassment · Retaliation and related statutory and common law
·   Reversal of neuromuscular blocks: Risks linked to use of anti-cholinesterase             · Americans with Disability Act issues · Employment contracts ·
    and anti-cholinergic drugs                                                               Fair Labor Standard Act issues
·   Significance of post-op muscle weakness
                                                                                        employee Benefits & Bonus plans
·   Risks associated with under reversal, premature reversal, and over reversal
                                                                                         · balanced strategies for using benefits, incentives and bonuses to retain staff
·   Etiology of renal complications following anesthesia and surgery
                                                                                         · Implementing more productive policies related to specific benefits, including:
·   Assessments and interventions for urine output that is too high or too low
                                                                                               · Health Insurance · 401K and other pension plans · Vacation, sick
·   Risk factors and typical triggers associated with malignant hyperthermia
                                                                                               and personal time · Other types of insurance · What you need to
·   Latest treatment measures for malignant hyperthermia, including preventive                 know about ERISA in 2008
    pre-op protocols
                                                                                        · Striking a balance: Using reasonable yet meaningful bonus plans to attract,
·   Local anesthetic agents most likely to cause toxicity
                                                                                           retain, and motivate staff
·   Toxic reactions to local anesthesia: Common causes, emergency interventions, etc.
                                                                                        · bonus vs. raise: Important considerations for the ASC nurse manager
When seconds count, your clinical skills and judgments can make all the differ-         · Tying bonuses to achievement and behaviors: How to avoid the pitfalls
ence. The information you learn during this advanced-level seminar could help           · How to use bonuses to increase commitment to organizational goals
reduce morbidity and mortality among your patients.
                                                                                        employee Handbooks
                 Faculty: Judy Zoellner-Hunter, m.S.n., r.n.                            · Why an employee handbook matters: The basis for employee satisfaction and
                                                                                          retention, and the defensibility of your management actions
                 (See page 3 for full biographical information).
                                                                                        · How to ensure that your handbook complies with latest state and federal
                                                                                          regulations
     Pre-Conference Seminar Information:
                                                                                        · The two sides of policies: Including those that help and avoiding those that may
     Registration begins: 7:00 am   Seminar ends: 4:30 pm                                 get you into trouble
     Seminar begins: 8:30 am        Accreditation: 6.75 Contact Hours in nursing/       · Writing handbooks in a clear, unequivocal, and understandable manner
                                                   8.1 Brn Contact Hours
                                                                                        · Referring to the handbook: Why, when and how to use the handbook with your staff
     Fees
     Super Early bird Rates: $159   Early bird Rates: $179
                                                                                        Faculty: raleigh F. (Sandy) Seay, Jr., ph.d. and robert t. Zielinski, J.d.
     Regular Fees: $199             Group Fees: See page 14 for details
                                                                                                     (See page 3 for full biographical information).

         Four Easy Ways to Register                  » Fax — 410-987-6000                         » Call Toll-Free — 1-800-333-6100 9am-5pm ET
                                                      » Online — www.AHI-Online.com                » Mail — see page 14 for more details
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                                         Advances in Nursing Management and Patient Care

                                             Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT – December 5 & 6, 2007

Day One                                                   10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                                2. nuts and Bolts of pre-op assessments:
                                                                                                                    emphasis on SamBa guidelines
mohegan Sun, uncasville, Ct                               Vital Patient Care Considerations
                                                                                                                    Stephanie	Hollis,	M.D.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007                               Related to a Variety of Anesthetic
                                                          Agents                                                 Tailoring your pre-op assessments to the guide-
                                                          Stephanie	Hollis,	M.D.                                 lines of the Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.                                                                                            (SAMbA)…Streamlining your pre-op assess-
                                                          Pro’s and con’s of various types of anesthetic
                                                                                                                 ment without compromising thoroughness and
                                                          agents administered to ambulatory surgery pa-
Registration, Refreshments and                                                                                   accuracy…Pre-op history and physical findings
                                                          tients…Action, indications, duration of action,
Visit Exhibits                                            and side effects of types of anesthesia most often
                                                                                                                 that should raise red flags…Specific physical
                                                                                                                 assessment parameters based on anticipated
                                                          used for ambulatory surgical procedures…How
                                                                                                                 anesthesia…Assessment strategies designed
                                                          physiologic effects of anesthesia agents corre-
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                                                                                            for patients with specific pre-existing illnesses
                                                          late to clinical manifestations seen during sur-
Welcome and Overview                                      gery and the recovery period…Reversal agents           3. aSC performance improvement with a
Ann	Geier,	M.S.,	R.N.,	CNOR,	CASC	and	Susan	Kizirian,	    for specific anesthetic drugs, and associated             twist: managing up and Sideways
M.B.A.,	R.N.,	Conference	Co-Chairpersons	and	Moderators   nursing considerations…Common pre-existing                Susan	Kizirian,	M.B.A.,	R.N.
                                                          disease states and implications for assessment
                                                          and management pre- and post-operatively               How to correct the most difficult and counter-
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                                                                                           productive management practices . . . Proven
Keynote Address: Passionate                               12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.                                 strategies for handling negative traits most com-
                                                                                                                 monly seen among managers in poorly-managed
Leadership: A Catalyst for Change                         Lunch
                                                                                                                 ASCs . . . Gaining support for process interven-
William	J.	Duffy,	M.J.,	R.N.,	CNOR	                       Enjoy	lunch	with	your	colleagues.	Order	and	pre-pay	   tions that make life easier and more satisfy-
Past national President of the Association of             on	your	Conference	Registration	Form,	page	15.
                                                                                                                 ing. . . …Survival techniques: Identifying your
periOperative Nurses (AORN) and Vice Presi-                                                                      manager’s style, communicating effectively, and
dent, Nursing and Perioperative Services, at a            1:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.                                  “educating up”… Helping to change the focus
fully-integrated multi-hospital system, William           Concurrent Workshops                                   to personal development and accountability . . .
Duffy will provide an entertaining, enlightening          Each afternoon workshop will be conducted twice.       building on existing strengths
and inspiring presentation on Leadership in the           The first session will be held from 1:30 p.m. to
Ambulatory Surgery setting, including: The art of         3:00 p.m.; the second session will be held from
leadership: How to lead by example…Mentor-                3:20 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. A room change will occur
ing: A crucial aspect of all ASCs…Prominent ex-           between 3:00 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. Please indicate
amples of positive and negative staff and leader          two choices on your Conference Registration Form,
traits…How leader and follower styles impact              page 15.
on each other…Promoting critical change in the
ambulatory surgery setting in ways that have              1. monitoring infection Control in
positive and tangible effects on patient safety              ambulatory Surgery Centers (aSCs)
and care                                                      Ann	Geier,	M.S.,	R.N.,	CNOR,	CASC
                                                          Critical aspects of infection control in ASCs…
                                                          Monitoring techniques: How to ensure ev-
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.                                   ery patient remains infection-free…Spread of
Break and Visit Exhibits                                  microorganisms: How to stop an infection in
                                                          its tracks…Risk factors for various infectious
                                                          agents…Achievable prevention and control
                                                          techniques designed specifically for ASCs…Lat-
                                                          est infection control guidelines




    “       I have enjoyed the meetings I’ve attended and
            continue to gain knowledge both for professional
            and personal use.                                                              ”
                                  — Karen Keeler, Winchester, VA

              Visit www.ahi-online.com for AHI Audio Library programs: Accredited CE on CDs, with On-Line Testing Available                                     
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                                        Advances in Nursing Management and Patient Care

                                            Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT – December 5 & 6, 2007

4. implementing latest aorn Standards in                6. Quality improvement and risk manage-                   mitis…Potential factors in the development of
   the ambulatory Surgery Setting                          ment in everyday practice                              TASS…Important preventive actions, especially
    Beverly	A.	Kirchner,	B.S.N.,	R.N.,	CNOR,	CASC           Sandra	J.	Jones,	M.B.A.,	M.S.,	CASCA,	FHFMA           related to care and handling of instrumenta-
                                                                                                                  tion…How to investigate occurrences of TASS in
The role of the Association of periOperative Reg-       The vital importance of quality improvement               your surgical setting
istered Nurses (AORN) in defining standards of          and risk management integration: Reducing the
care…Revised standards: Managing patients               chances for adverse outcomes…Focusing quality             B. phase i and phase ii recovery: exceed-
receiving local anesthesia, selecting packag-           improvement activities for greatest impact: Prov-            ing the minimum daily requirements
ing systems for sterilization, using a pneumatic        en approaches…How to strategically plan, imple-              Bonnie	Johnson	Clark,	M.H.C.A.,	R.N.,	CASC
tourniquet, and reducing radiological expo-             ment, and review actions to improve patient care
sure…Documentation designed to show that                and operational effectiveness…How to make the             Vital nursing responsibilities related to Phases
you are meeting required standards…How to               processes interesting and meaningful                      I and II recovery…Attention to detail: Overall
use these standards to gauge the quality of care                                                                  system assessment, including relevance of vi-
you provide                                             7. Critical aspects of informed Consent                   tal signs…Intensive patient care: Management
                                                           in aSCs                                                of airways, administration of medications, and
5. iV Conscious Sedation: requirements                      Edith	Brous,	J.D.,	M.S.,	M.P.H.,	R.N.                 treating pain…Monitoring for changes in patient
   for the rn Caregiver                                                                                           status…Potential emergencies: Assessment
    Bonnie	Johnson	Clark,	M.H.C.A.,	R.N.,	CASC          What does Informed Consent truly mean?:                   and intervention strategies
                                                        Critical aspects and components ...The nurse’s,
Special patient considerations with conscious           physician’s and patient’s role in informed con-           C. ensuring the Safety of Bariatric Surgery
sedation: Determining if a patient is a good can-       sent…Protocols for implementing legally-sound                in aSCs
didate…Current protocols: Medication dosages,           informed consent in ASCs…How to determine if                 Lorraine	J.	Butler,	M.S.A.,	R.N.,	CNOR
reversal agents, etc…Nuts and bolts of caring for       the patient is really informed…Regulatory and
a patient undergoing conscious sedation…Pre-            legal standards regarding Informed Consent…               Implementing a safe bariatric Surgery Program:
paring for an adverse reaction or an emergency          Special considerations with minors...Determin-            Vital administrative issues…Determining and
following administration of conscious sedation...       ing the patients ability to give informed con-            supporting staff competencies related to bar-
Quality monitors for patients receiving conscious       sent…Family member’s role                                 iatric Surgery…Physician education and com-
sedation in ASCs…Protecting yourself: Personal                                                                    petency…Important aspects of nursing care…
and professional liabilities related to administra-                                                               Outcome indicators and complications related to
tion and monitoring of conscious sedation               Day Two                                                   bariatric Surgery…Outcomes that require ad-
                                                        mohegan Sun, uncasville, Ct                               ditional surgery…Risk factors associated with
                                                                                                                  ambulatory bariatric surgery
                                                        Thursday, December 6, 2007
                                                                                                                  d. important Considerations with patients
                                                        8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                       with a Variety of pre-existing diagnoses
                                                        Concurrent General Sessions                                  Patricia	K.	Rosier,	M.S.,	APRN,	BC
                                                        Participants will be able to attend two different work-   Common pre-existing disease states and im-
                                                        shops during this morning block. The first session        plications for assessment and management
                                                        will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; the second      of ambulatory surgery patients: Heart failure,
                                                        session will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.        diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease…How
                                                        A room change will occur between 9:30 a.m. and            compensatory mechanisms of heart failure
                                                        10:00 a.m. Please indicate your two choices on
                                                                                                                  may impact assessment and ongoing monitor-
                                                        your Conference Registration Form, page 15.
                                                                                                                  ing…Establishing useful baseline benchmarks
                                                                                                                  for patients with PVD…Surgery-related factors
                                                        8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                                     that may affect blood glucose levels
                                                        a. toxic anterior Segment Syndrome (taSS):
                                                           prevention, recognition and treatment                  9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
                                                            Susan	F.	Clouser,	M.S.N.,	R.N.,	CRNO                  Break and Visit Exhibits
                                                        Etiology of TASS following cataract and anterior
                                                        segment surgery…Symptoms of TASS…How
                                                        to differentiate TASS and infectious endophthal-



        Four Easy Ways to Register                 » Fax — 410-987-6000                            » Call Toll-Free — 1-800-333-6100 9am-5pm ET
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                                          Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT – December 5 & 6, 2007


10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                H. managing Cardiovascular emergencies
                                                          in ambulatory Surgery
e. Cross-training:                                         Judy	Zoellner-Hunter,	M.S.N.,	R.N.
   Surviving and thriving in aSCs
    Diana	Procuniar,	B.A.,	R.N.,	CNOR                  Physiologic basis and compensatory mechanisms
                                                       of post-operative alterations in cardiovascular
The central role of cross-training nurses in today’s   hemodynamics…Early recognition and care for
ASC: Financial, operational, and patient care im-      patients experiencing hypotension, hypertension,
plications…How cross-training can be used to           hypovolemia…Nursing implications of medica-
maximize resources and enhance quality patient         tions used for blood pressure support…How to
care…How to implement an effective cross-train-        minimize adverse outcomes stemming from post-
                                                       op extremes of blood pressure…Guidelines for
ing program in your ASC: Important aspects of
                                                       replacing fluid and blood losses
training and precepting nurses as they learn new
roles and responsibilities…Motivating and inspir-      11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ing staff: Opportunities for self-awareness and
personal growth…Incorporating a passion for
                                                       Lunch
                                                       Enjoy	lunch	with	your	colleagues.	Order	and	pre-pay	
perioperative nursing through cross-training
                                                       on	your	Conference	Registration	Form,	page	15.
F. latest techniques in pain management
   for aSCs                                            1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Patricia	K.	Rosier,	M.S.,	APRN,	BC                 Update 2008: How to Safely
                                                       Process Instruments                                    areas of focus for customer service initiatives:
Assessment parameters: How much pain is your                                                                  Maintaining satisfaction with increasing patient
                                                       Martha	Young,	B.S.,	M.S.,	CSPDT
patient in and how best to manage it…Dealing                                                                  loads…Nationwide customer service trends in
                                                       Current recommendations from the Association
with common barriers to effective pain man-                                                                   ASCs: Implications for your center
                                                       for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
agement in ASCs…Pharmacologic pain man-
                                                       (AAMI) and the Association of periOperative Reg-
agement approaches: What is most appropri-                                                                    3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
                                                       istered Nurses (AORN) for processing surgical in-
ate following various anesthesia and varying           struments…Developing policies and procedures           Washington Update 2008
procedures…Nonpharmacologic pain control               to monitor preferred wrapped or containerized          Craig	Jeffries,	Esq.
methods…Preparing your patient for discharge:          load and flash sterilization processes…Aspects         Key strategic changes underway that will signifi-
Important patient teaching aspects of pain man-        of the sterilization process: What your practices      cantly affect ASCs and how you can prepare for
agement at home                                        should include                                         the future…Implications of the new Medicare
                                                                                                              payment system that will expand access to ambu-
g. Slaying the Sacred Cows: improving
                                                       2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.                                  latory surgery centers for Medicare beneficiaries:
   processes and procedures for 2008                                                                          What new services to expect, changes in reim-
    Ann	Geier,	M.S.,	R.N.,	CNOR,	CASC                  Break                                                  bursement, rules for packaging devices and drugs,
                                                                                                              changes to patient mix, etc…Proactive efforts for
Identifying key processes and potential problem        2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
                                                                                                              reporting core ASC quality measure results to pay-
areas in your facility’s surgical arena, and how to    Customer Service in ASCs: New                          ers and to the public …How all this will impact
determine when and where the “fix” should oc-          Initiatives and Strategies                             nursing at the clinical and management levels
cur…Updating and streamlining processes and            Jennifer	Hunara,	M.H.A.,	M.B.A.
procedures to help meet both the clinical needs        What’s on the horizon: How to increase patient         4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
of patients and the financial and operational goals    satisfaction, healing and quality care…Your role       Wrap Up and Evaluation
of your ASC…How to change mindsets: Avoiding           in your center’s goal of brand loyalty and higher      Ann Geier, M.S., R.N., CNOR, CASC and Susan	Kizirian,	
the “We’ve always done things this way” trap…          repeat customer rates…back to basics: How              M.B.A.,	R.N.,	Conference	Co-Chairpersons	and	Moderators
Scrubbing floors and doing laundry? Looking            patients and their families perceive the care they
beyond patient care…Designing replacement              receive…Commitment to P3: Patients, physi-
processes: Considering regulatory and accredit-        cians, and peers…Analyzing your role in patient        4:30 p.m.
ing bodies’ guidelines and standards                   care: Maximizing positive experiences…New              Adjourn

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                                    Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Francisco, CA – December 11-12, 2007

Day One                                                    8:25 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.                                10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
grand Hyatt Hotel, San Francisco, Ca                       Keynote Address: Passionate                          Break and Visit Exhibits
Tuesday, December 11, 2007                                 Leadership: A Catalyst for Change
                                                           Mary	Jo	Steiert,	R.N.,	B.S.N.,	CNOR
                                                           The current national President of the Association
                                                                                                                10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.                                      of periOperative Nurses and Perioperative Edu-       Vital Patient Care Considerations
Registration, Refreshments and                             cator at The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial     Related to a Variety of Anesthetic
Visit Exhibits
                                                           Medical Plaza in Aurora, CO with over 33 years’      Agents
                                                           experience in perioperative nursing, Mary Jo         John	Joseph	Doyle,	M.D.
                                                           Steiert will provide an entertaining, enlightening
                                                                                                                Pro’s and con’s of various types of anesthetic
                                                           and inspiring presentation on Leadership in the
8:15 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.                                                                                           agents administered to ambulatory surgery pa-
                                                           Ambulatory Surgery setting, including: The art of
                                                                                                                tients…Action, indications, duration of action,
Welcome and Overview                                       leadership: How to lead by example…Mentor-
                                                                                                                and side effects of types of anesthesia most often
Ann	Geier,	M.S.,	R.N.,	CNOR,	CASC	and	Susan	               ing: A crucial aspect of all ASCs…Prominent ex-
                                                                                                                used for ambulatory surgical procedures…How
Kizirian,	M.B.A.,	R.N.,	Conference	Co-Chairpersons	        amples of positive and negative staff and leader
and	Moderators                                                                                                  physiologic effects of anesthesia agents correlate
                                                           traits…How leader and follower styles impact
                                                                                                                to clinical manifestations seen during surgery
                                                           on each other…Promoting critical change in the
                                                                                                                and the recovery period…Reversal agents for
                                                           ambulatory surgery setting
                                                                                                                specific anesthetic drugs, and associated nurs-
                                                                                                                ing considerations…Common pre-existing dis-


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                                                                                                                management pre- and post-operatively


                                                                                                                12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                Lunch
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                                                                                                                1:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
                                                                                                                Concurrent Workshops
                                                                                                                Each afternoon workshop will be conducted twice.
                                                                                                                The first session will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00
                                                                                                                   p.m.; the second session will be held from 3:20
                                                                                                                        p.m. to 4:50 p.m. A room change will oc-
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                                         Advances in Nursing Management and Patient Care

                                     Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Francisco, CA – December 11-12, 2007

1. monitoring infection Control in
   ambulatory Surgery Centers (aSCs)
                                                     sure…Documentation designed to show that
                                                     you are meeting required standards…How to
                                                                                                           Day Two
    	Ann	Geier,	M.S.,	R.N.,	CNOR,	CASC               use these standards to gauge the quality of care      grand Hyatt Hotel, San Francisco, Ca
                                                     you provide                                           Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Critical aspects of infection control in ASCs…
Monitoring techniques: How to ensure ev-             5. iV Conscious Sedation: requirements
ery patient remains infection-free…Spread of            for the rn Caregiver                               8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
microorganisms: How to stop an infection in              Bonnie	Johnson	Clark,	M.H.C.A.,	R.N.,	CASC
its tracks…Risk factors for various infectious                                                             Concurrent General Sessions
agents…Achievable prevention and control             Special patient considerations with conscious         Participants will be able to attend two different
techniques designed specifically for ASCs…           sedation: Determining if a patient is a good can-     workshops during this morning block. The first
Latest infection control guidelines                  didate…Current protocols: Medication dosages,         session will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.;
                                                     reversal agents, etc…Nuts and bolts of caring for     the second session will be held from 10:00 a.m.
2. nuts and Bolts of pre-op assessments:             a patient undergoing conscious sedation…Pre-          to 11:30 a.m. A room change will occur between
   emphasis on SamBa guidelines                      paring for an adverse reaction or an emergency        9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Please indicate your two
    John	Joseph	Doyle,	M.D.                          following administration of conscious sedation...     choices on your Conference Registration Form,
                                                     Quality monitors for patients receiving conscious     page 15.
Tailoring your pre-op assessments to the guide-      sedation in ASCs…Protecting yourself: Personal
lines of the Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia        and professional liabilities related to administra-
(SAMbA)…Streamlining your pre-op assess-             tion and monitoring of conscious sedation             8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
ment without compromising thoroughness and
accuracy…Pre-op history and physical findings        6. Quality improvement and risk manage-               a. toxic anterior Segment Syndrome
that should raise red flags…Specific physical           ment in everyday practice                             (taSS): prevention, recognition and
assessment parameters based on anticipated               Sandra	J.	Jones,	M.B.A.,	M.S.,	CASCA,	FHFMA
                                                                                                              treatment
anesthesia…Assessment strategies designed                                                                     Susan	F.	Clouser,	M.S.N.,	R.N.,	CRNO
for patients with specific pre-existing illnesses    The vital importance of quality improvement
                                                     and risk management integration: reducing the         Etiology of TASS following cataract and anterior
3. Surviving in the ambulatory Surgery               chances for adverse outcomes…Focusing quality         segment surgery…Symptoms of TASS…How
   Center: managing the management                   improvement activities for greatest impact: Prov-     to differentiate TASS and infectious endophthal-
    Susan	Kizirian,	M.B.A.,	R.N.                     en approaches…How to strategically plan, imple-       mitis…Potential factors in the development of
                                                     ment, and review actions to improve patient care      TASS…Important preventive actions, especially
Symptoms of poor management and the im-              and operational effectiveness…How to make the         related to care and handling of instrumenta-
pact on you and your patients in the Ambulatory      processes interesting and meaningful                  tion…How to investigate occurrences of TASS in
Surgery Center…How to successfully handle                                                                  your surgical setting
common traits of a poor manager: Taking credit       7. latest techniques in pain management
for employees ideas and efforts, allowing “no           for aSCs                                           B. phase i and phase ii recovery: exceed-
excuses,” expecting employees to “know” and              Lori	Schmitt,	B.A.,	R.N.
                                                                                                              ing the minimum daily requirements
“do” without instruction, belittling actions and                                                              Bonnie	Johnson	Clark,	M.H.C.A.,	R.N.,	CASC
behaviors…Survival techniques: Identifying           Assessment parameters: How much pain is your
                                                     patient in and how best to manage it…Dealing          Vital nursing responsibilities related to Phases
your manager’s style, communicating effectively,                                                           I and II recovery…Attention to detail: Overall
“educating up”…Characteristics of great man-         with common barriers to effective pain man-
                                                     agement in ASCs…Pharmacologic pain man-               system assessment, including relevance of vi-
agers: Puts staff first, possesses confidence,                                                             tal signs…Intensive patient care: Management
initiates service to others, serves from the heart   agement approaches: What is most appropri-
                                                     ate following various anesthesia and varying          of airways, administration of medications, and
4. implementing latest aorn Standards in             procedures…Nonpharmacologic pain control              treating pain…Monitoring for changes in patient
   the ambulatory Surgery Setting                    methods…Preparing your patient for discharge:         status…Potential emergencies: Assessment and
    Beverly	A.	Kirchner,	B.S.N.,	R.N.,	CNOR,	CASC    Important patient teaching aspects of pain man-       intervention strategies
                                                     agement at home
The role of the Association of Perioperative Reg-


                                                                 “
istered Nurses (AORN) in defining standards of
                                                                        Outstanding educational meeting—one of the

                                                                                                                                         ”
care…Revised standards: Managing patients
receiving local anesthesia, selecting packag-                           best that I have attended in many years.
ing systems for sterilization, using a pneumatic                                               — Marcia Dawson, Glen Burnie, MD
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                                          Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Francisco, CA – December 11-12, 2007

C. ensuring the Safety of Bariatric Surgery            ing and streamlining processes and procedures            female communication styles: How to avoid
   in aSCs                                             to help meet both the clinical needs of patients         misunderstandings…How to become the owner
     Lorraine	J.	Butler,	M.S.A.,	R.N.,	CNOR            and the financial and operational goals of your          of your practice…Learn to say “no” by saying
                                                       ASC…How to change mindsets: Avoiding the                 “yes”…Learn to use a “chess board” mindset…
Implementing a safe bariatric Surgery Program:         “we’ve always done things this way” trap…                How to harness the power of a good fight
Vital administrative issues…Determining and            Scrubbing floors and doing laundry: Looking be-
supporting staff competencies related to bar-          yond patient care…Designing replacement pro-             2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
iatric Surgery…Physician education and com-            cesses: Considering regulatory and accrediting
petency…Important aspects of nursing care…             bodies’ guidelines and standards
                                                                                                                Break
Outcome indicators and complications related to
bariatric Surgery…Outcomes that require ad-            g. update 2008: How to Safely process                    2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
ditional surgery…Risk factors associated with             instruments                                           Innovative Customer Service in ASCs
ambulatory bariatric surgery                               Martha	Young,	B.S.,	M.S.,	CSPDT
                                                                                                                Sarah	Martin,	B.S.,	R.N.
d. important Considerations with patients              Current recommendations from the Association             Innovative ways to increase customer service…
    with a Variety of pre-existing diagnoses           for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation           Your role in your center’s goal of brand loyalty
     Patricia	K.	Rosier,	M.S.,	APRN,	BC                (AAMI) and the Association of periOperative Reg-         and higher repeat customer rates…Improving
                                                       istered Nurses (AORN) for processing surgical in-        satisfaction: The role of service recovery tech-
Common pre-existing disease states and im-             struments…Developing policies and procedures             niques…How patients and their families per-
plications for assessment and management               to monitor preferred wrapped or containerized            ceive the care they receive… Maximizing posi-
of ambulatory surgery patients: Heart failure,         load and flash sterilization processes…Aspects           tive experiences: How to include physicians and
diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease…How              of the sterilization process: What your practices        employee-to-employee relations…New areas of
compensatory mechanisms of heart failure               should include                                           focus for customer service initiatives: Maintain-
may impact assessment and ongoing monitor-                                                                      ing satisfaction with increasing patient loads
ing…Establishing useful baseline benchmarks            H. managing Cardiovascular emergencies
for patients with PVD…Surgery-related factors             in ambulatory Surgery
                                                                                                                3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
that may affect blood glucose levels                       Judy	Zoellner-Hunter,	M.S.N.,	R.N.
                                                                                                                Washington Update 2008
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                                 Physiologic basis and compensatory mechanisms            Adam	Dickson,	B.A.,	M.P.A.
                                                       of post-operative alterations in cardiovascular
Break and Visit Exhibits                                                                                        Key strategic changes underway that will signifi-
                                                       hemodynamics…Early recognition and care for
                                                                                                                cantly affect ASCs and how you can prepare for
                                                       patients experiencing hypotension, hypertension,
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                                                                         the future…Implications of the new Medicare
                                                       hypovolemia…Nursing implications of medica-
                                                                                                                payment system that will expand access to am-
                                                       tions used for blood pressure support…How
e. Critical aspects of informed Consent                                                                         bulatory surgery centers for Medicare beneficia-
                                                       to minimize adverse outcomes stemming from
   in aSCs                                                                                                      ries: What new services to expect, changes in
                                                       post-op extremes of blood pressure…Guidelines
     Edith	Brous,	J.D.,	M.S.,	M.P.H.,	R.N.                                                                      reimbursement, rules for packaging devices and
                                                       for replacing fluid and blood losses
                                                                                                                drugs, changes to patient mix, etc…Proactive
What does Informed Consent truly mean?:                                                                         efforts for reporting core ASC quality measure
Critical aspects and components ...The nurse’s,        11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                results to payers and to the public
physician’s and patient’s role in informed con-        Lunch
sent…Protocols for implementing legally-sound                                                                   4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
                                                       Enjoy lunch with your colleagues. Order and pre-pay on
informed consent in ASCs…How to determine if
                                                       your Conference Registration Form, page 15.
the patient is really informed…Regulatory and                                                                   Wrap Up and Evaluation
legal standards regarding Informed Consent…                                                                     Ann	Geier,	M.S.,	R.N.,	CNOR,	CASC	and	Susan	Kizirian,	
Special considerations with minors...Determin-         1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                M.B.A.,	R.N.,	Conference	Co-Chairpersons	and	Moderators
ing the patients ability to give informed con-
sent…Family member’s role                              What They Didn’t Teach You In                            4:30 p.m.
                                                       Nursing School – But You Need                            Adjourn
F. Slaying the Sacred Cows: improving
                                                       to Know
   processes and procedures for 2008
                                                       William	J.	Duffy,	M.J.,	R.N.,	CNOR
     Ann	Geier,	M.S.,	R.N.,	CNOR,	CASC
                                                       Competition in healthcare institutions for scarce
Identifying key processes and points in your           resources: Impact on your practice…How to be-
facility’s surgical arena, and how to determine        come comfortable with competition…Differences
when and where the “fix” should occur…Updat-           between lookers, deciders and doers…Male vs.


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                                         Both Post-Conference Seminars will be held in
                           Mohegan Sun, CT (December 7, 2007) and San Francisco, CA (December 13, 2007)

               Half-Day Post-Conference Seminar 1                                                       Half-Day Post-Conference Seminar 2
Inventory & Supply Management                                                                     Nursing Implications of
  for Nurse Managers in ASCs                                                                      Perioperative Medications
                            Update 2008                                               Expert Management of Ambulatory Surgery Patients


 Make a tangible impact on your ASC’s bottom line!                                         Advance your clinical skills by participating in
                                                                                           this highly-informative program.
 Nurse managers in ASCs can help to ensure sufficient availability of
 supplies, minimize costs, and maximize profits by applying astute                         Update and extend your knowledge of the nursing implications of
 inventory and supply management strategies.                                               selected anesthesia agents and other medications commonly used
                                                                                           with ambulatory surgery patients, including:
 Vital topics to be covered in this half-day post-conference sem-
                                                                                           »   local anesthetics
 inar include:
                                                                                           »   intravenous agents
 » Understanding the true costs of supply inventories, and specific
                                                                                           »   inhalation agents
   techniques for controlling these costs
 » Planning ahead to insure adequate supplies                                              »   anti-emetics
 » How to apply Case Costing based on 100% of cases performed                              Even the most experienced ambulatory surgery nurses will benefit
 » Strategies to elicit the involvement of all clinical staff in the process               from the clinical content of this half-day post-conference seminar.
   of inventory management                                                                 Emphasis throughout the program will be on the most up-to-date
 » How best to work with vendors to ensure lowest costs on supplies                        information on how best to assess and manage your ambulatory
   and equipment
                                                                                           surgery patient based on a thorough understanding of the anesthetic
 Throughout this insightful presentation, focus will be on practical                       agents and other medications that have been administered during
 techniques for maximizing your control of supply inventories                              the pre-, intra-, and post-operative periods. You will learn how to:
 based on your particular case mix and requirements. Imple-                                » Recognize vital nursing considerations associated with selected an-
 menting a team approach with staff and with vendors will be em-                             esthetic agents and other medications administered during the pre-,
 phasized. Specific, proven tools will be provided for enabling and                          intra- and post-operative periods
 encouraging all clinical staff to participate effectively in inventory                    » rapidly distinguish desired and adverse effects of medica-
 maintenance.                                                                                tions
                                                                                           » Detect subtle but significant changes in patient status related to an-
 Vendors occupy a unique role in the ability of your ASC to hold down                        esthesia agents and other medications, and respond competently
 costs and increase profitability. A special part of the morning will                      » Prevent and manage post-op/post-discharge nausea and vomiting
 consider how low you can realistically expect your vendors’ prices                        » maintain patient safety related to anesthesia and other medi-
 to fall on a variety of supply categories and how to work with all                          cation administration
 vendors to promote a positive relationship that results in enhanced
                                                                                           This half-day seminar provides an unparalleled opportunity to
 cost control.
                                                                                           strengthen your ambulatory surgery clinical nursing skills. Case
 don’t miss this opportunity to focus on the unique needs of                               analysis will be used throughout the morning to ensure practical ap-
 your aSC!                                                                                 plication of program content to your daily practice.

                              Faculty:                                                                                   Faculty:
 ann geier, m.S., r.n., Cnor, CaSC and Susan Kizirian, m.B.a., r.n.                                         patricia K. rosier, m.S., aprn, BC
            (See page 3 for full biographical information).                                            (See page 3 for full biographical information).



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         negligence — Invasion of privacy — Informed consent — DNR orders — Pre                         This program is presented by a nationally-recognized pediatric anesthesia and
         and post-op patient calls — Discharge procedures                                               post-anesthesia nursing expert and is completely up-to-date with the newest
         Important charting techniques will help ensure legally-sound documentation                     protocols and techniques for recovering pediatric patients following anesthesia.
         of all of your nursing actions and observations. This eye-opening seminar-on-                  Faculty: Theresa Culpepper, Ph.D., CRNA
         CD will challenge you to critically evaluate your day-to-day nursing routines in                            Program No. 9157         Price: $99.95
         ambulatory surgery.
                                                                                                        accreditation: Approved for 8 Contact Hours in Nursing and 8 AACN
         Faculty: Edith A. brous, J.D., R.N.                                                            Category A Contact Hours in Nursing
                       Program No. 9151        Price: $99.95
         accreditation: Approved for 8 Contact Hours in Nursing


         Documentation in Ambulatory Surgery:                                                       Infection Prevention in Ambulatory Surgery Settings
         Meeting Regulatory, Accreditation, and Legal Imperatives                                   accreditation: 1.0 Contact Hours in Nursing and 1.0 AACN Category A Contact Hours
         accreditation: 1.0 Contact Hours in Nursing and 1.0 AACN Category A Contact Hours          Faculty: Marie Kassai, M.P.H., R.N., CIC program no. 9172 price: $19.95
         Faculty: Edith A. brous, J.D., R.N. program no. 9174 price: $19.95
                                                                                                    What Ambulatory Surgery Nurses Need to Know about
         Critical History-Taking and Ongoing Assessment                                             Common and Emerging Infectious Diseases
         Techniques                                                                                 accreditation: 1.5 Contact Hours in Nursing and 1.5 AACN Category A Contact Hours
         accreditation: 1.0 Contact Hours in Nursing and 1.0 AACN Category A Contact Hours          Faculty: Marie Kassai, M.P.H., R.N., CIC program no. 9166 price: $19.95
         Faculty: Patricia Rosier, M.S., R.N., CS program no. 9158 price: $19.95
                                                                                                    GI Update
         Nursing Considerations for a Variety of Anesthetic Agents                                  accreditation: 1.5 Contact Hours in Nursing and 1.5 AACN Category A Contact Hours
         accreditation: 1.5 Contact Hours in Nursing and 1.5 AACN Category A Contact Hours          Faculty: Wanda batch, b.S.N., R.N., CGRN program no.9167 price: $19.95
         Faculty: Patricia Rosier, M.S., R.N., CS program no.9170 price: $19.95
                                                                                                    Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Colorectal Cancer Screening
         Complications in the Adult Ambulatory Surgery Patient:                                     accreditation: 1.5 Contact Hours in Nursing and 1.5 AACN Category A Contact Hours
         An Overview                                                                                Faculty: Wanda batch, b.S.N., R.N., CGRN program no. 9171 price: $19.95
         accreditation: 1.0 Contact Hours in Nursing and 1.0 AACN Category A Contact Hours
         Faculty: Judy Zoellner Hunter, M.S.N., R.N. program no. 9156 price: $19.95                 Complications in the Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery
                                                                                                    Patient: An Overview
         Crises in Ambulatory Surgery: Advanced Nursing Actions                                     accreditation: 1.5 Contact Hours in Nursing and 1.5 AACN Category A Contact Hours
         accreditation: 1.0 Contact Hours in Nursing and 1.0 AACN Category A Contact Hours          Faculty: Theresa Culpepper, Ph.D., CRNA program no. 9157 price: $19.95
         Faculty: Judy Zoellner Hunter, M.S.N., R.N. program no. 9173 price: $19.95
                                                                                                    Special Considerations with Pediatric Patients in
         Managing Cardiovascular Emergencies in the Ambulatory                                      Ambulatory Surgery
         Surgery Setting                                                                            accreditation: 1.5 Contact Hours in Nursing and 1.5 AACN Category A Contact Hours
         accreditation: 1.5 Contact Hours in Nursing and 1.5 AACN Category A Contact Hours          Faculty: Theresa Culpepper, Ph.D., CRNA program no. 9159 price: $19.95
         Faculty: Judy Zoellner Hunter, M.S.N., R.N. program no. 9160 price: $19.95
                                                                                                    Caring for Pediatric Patients in Ambulatory Surgery
         Managing Neuromuscular Emergencies in Ambulatory                                           Settings: Managing Shock and Seizures
         Surgery Patients                                                                           accreditation: 1.5 Contact Hours in Nursing and 1.5 AACN Category A Contact Hours
         accreditation: 1.5 Contact Hours in Nursing and 1.5 AACN Category A Contact Hours          Faculty: Marisa G. Mize, M.S.N., R.N., CCRN, CPNP
         Faculty: Patricia Rosier, M.S., R.N., CS program no. 9161 price: $19.95                    program no. 9169 price: $19.95

         Important Considerations with Ambulatory Surgery                                              Total shipping and
         Patients with Pre-existing Respiratory Conditions                                             handling fee, regardless
         accreditation: 1.5 Contact Hours in Nursing and 1.5 AACN Category A Contact Hours             of number of CDs
                                                                                                       ordered: $4.50.
         Faculty: Mary Daymont, M.S.N., R.N. program no. 9162 price: $19.95


   take your audio program post-test online and print out your Ce certificate immediately!
   Grading and Processing of Contact Hours:
   Grading of post-tests and processing of contact hours will be $15. additional per program for the first user. Audio
   programs post-tests may be processed up to 24 months from the date of purchase. Subsequent users must prepay
   a $40. fee. This fee includes grading of post-tests and processing of contact hours.


Many more Audio Library Selections are available. Shop anytime at www.aHi-online.com
                                                                                           Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT December 4-7, 2007
Registration Information                                                                   Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Francisco, CA December 10-13, 2007


Accreditation                                                                              Hotel Accommodations
                                                                                           See page 2 for more information on the extraordinary hotels selected to host these meetings.
American Healthcare Institute (AHI) is approved as a provider of continuing nursing        A block of rooms at each hotel has been reserved at specially-reduced rates. Reservations will
education by the Maryland Nurses Association (MNA), an accredited approver by the          be accepted at this rate based on space availability until November 10, or until the room blocks
American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). Under           are sold out. We strongly urge you to reserve your rooms early. Last year’s room blocks sold
the ANCC approval system, state nursing associations enjoy reciprocity. These pro-         out. Contact the hotel directly to make your reservations. A portion of hotel sleeping room fees
                                                                                           is being used to fund conference events. (Temperatures in meeting rooms usually vary. We
grams have all been assigned AACN Category A contact hours (60 minute hours) by            suggest for your comfort that you bring along a sweater).
AHI (Provider #00012818). In addition, AHI is a recognized provider of nursing credit
in Florida (Provider #50-99-1). These conferences and pre- and post-conference             Tax Deductions for Educational Expenses
                                                                                           Under the Tax Reform Act of 1986, the cost of education (including tuition fees, travel and
seminars meet the criteria for New Jersey and Massachusetts, and of the California
                                                                                           lodging) is fully deductible to institutions. Educational costs may be deductible to individuals;
(CEP #13026), Louisiana and Ohio boards of Nursing and for Type 1 contact hours            consult your tax advisor for details.
in Texas. Nurses licensed in other states who have questions about recognition of
ANCC contact hours are encouraged to contact the authoritative body in that state          Cancellations and Changes
                                                                                           Refunds (less a $45.00 administrative fee) are only available until November 23, 2007; no refunds
(i.e., board of nursing or nurses’ association). AHI is a registered provider with the
                                                                                           will be issued following this date. All cancellations and changes must be made in writing; none
NJ Department of Education Professional Development Program (#2713). Pennsyl-              will be accepted by phone. Substitutions are acceptable with prior notification to AHI.
vania nurses may use their certificates of attendance and conference materials to
obtain approval through their employer under Act 48 guidelines. AHI is a registered        Program Changes
                                                                                           American Healthcare Institute reserves the right to make changes in speakers, topics, or sched-
Provider with the Massachusetts Department of Education.
                                                                                           ules. If any of these meetings are cancelled for any reason, including acts of God, strikes, etc.,
Contact Hours                                                                              the liability of American Healthcare Institute is limited to a full refund of tuition and fees.

Participants who attend all events listed in this catalog can earn a total of 23.5 Con-
tact Hours in nursing under the ANCC and AACN systems (60 min. hours), and 28.2
California Brn contact hours (50 minute hours).
                                                                                                                  AHI Makes House Calls!
The breakdown of contact hours awarded is as follows:
 Each pre-conference seminar: 6.75 contact hours in nursing (ANCC)/8.1 bRN contact hours     On-site presentations allow organizations to make the latest information avail-
 Conference: 12.75 contact hours in nursing (ANCC)/15.3 bRN contact hours                    able to many more people. A wide variety of clinical and management topics are
 Each post-conference seminar: 4.0 contact hours in nursing (ANCC)/4.8 bRN contact hours     available. On-site programs can be specifically tailored to your particular patient
This calculation of contact hours reflects the latest change by the ANCC, which now          population and staff learning needs.
requires all providers of continuing education in nursing to calculate contact hours         For on-site training at your facility, call 410-987-4042, ext. 9006.
on a 60 minute (rather than a 50 minute) hour.


  Tuition & Fees                                                 Pre-Conference Seminar         Two-Day Conference              Post-Conference Seminar
  Super early Bird rate (received by October 1)                              $159                         $359                                 $79
  early Bird rate (received by November 2)                                   $179                         $389                                 $99
  regular rate (received after November 2)                                   $199                         $419                                $129
  Fees Include: extensive handout manuals, morning snack, beverage breaks, and a certificate of attendance. (Lunch and parking are the responsibility of
  individual attendees; parking is free at Mohegan Sun.)
  group discounts - Tuition discounts are available to groups of 3 or more registering     Lunch Options
  together for the complete two-day Conference. Discounts will be extended to Confer-      mohegan Sun, Ct – Arrangements have been made for interested pre-confer-
  ence attendees who also attend pre- and post-conference seminars.                        ence seminar participants and conference attendees to enjoy lunch together in a
  All registrations within a group must be received at the same time, no later than        specially-reserved section of one of the fine restaurants at Mohegan Sun. Please
  November 30, 2007. Groups may not be formed from individual registrations previ-         register in advance for the lunches you wish to attend, and include the appropriate
  ously received. Group discounts are not available through online registration.           amount along with your registration fees. Lunches must be pre-paid.
  Group discounts off the Tuition & Fees Table listed above are as follows:                grand Hyatt, San Francisco – Arrangements have been made for interested pre-
     $15 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group                                         conference seminar participants and conference attendees to enjoy a catered,
     $30 per person discount for 5 or more in a group                                      unhurried lunch together right in the hotel, with further networking opportunities.
                                                                                           Please register in advance for the lunches you wish to attend, and include the ap-
                          4 Easy Ways to Register                                          propriate amount along with your registration fees. Lunches must be pre-paid.
     » mail your completed registration form to:                                           Exhibitors
       AHI, 8424 Veterans Hwy., Suite 11, Millersville, MD 21108                           Each year limited space is made available for exhibitors who have products or ser-
     » FaX your completed registration form to: (410) 987-6000                             vices of particular interest to Ambulatory Surgery Nurses. For information about ex-
     » online at www.ahi-online.com                                                        hibiting, please call 410-987-4042, ext. 9006 or e-mail swinter@AHI-Online.com.
     » Call Toll Free: 1-800-333-6100 between 9a.m. & 5p.m. ET



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    q      Tuesday December 4, 2007 ($22.95)                 q Monday December 10, 2007 ($31.25)                                                        Nursing Conference Available in
    q      Wednesday December 5, 2007 ($22.95)               q Tuesday December 11, 2007 ($31.25)                                                              December, 2007
    q      Thursday December 6, 2007 ($22.95)                q Wednesday December 12, 2007 ($31.25)                                       $ ______
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                                       The 11th Annual
           national nurSing ConFerenCe
Ambulatory Surgery and
 Outpatient Procedures
   Advances in Nursing Management and Patient Care




                                                                           The 11th Annual
                                                                  national nurSing
                                                                    ConFerenCe

Ambulatory Surgery and Outpatient Procedures
                                   Advances in Nursing Management and Patient Care

            mohegan Sun Uncasville, CT                                                    grand Hyatt Hotel San Francisco, CA
                        DECEMbER 5 – 6, 2007                                      OR                       DECEMbER 11–12, 2007
                                   featuring                                                                           featuring
               William J. duFFy, m.J., r.n., Cnor                                                  mary Jo Steiert, r.n., B.S.n., Cnor
                  Past National President, AORN                                                         National President, AORN

plus	 Full-day pre-ConFerenCe SeminarS:                                               plus	 HalF-day poSt-ConFerenCe SeminarS:
     December 4 -or- December 10                                                           December 7 -or- December 13
     Managing Post-Anesthesia Emergencies in Ambulatory Surgery Centers:                   Inventory & Supply Management for Nurse Managers in ASCs: Update 2008
     Advanced Nursing Interventions      OR                                                                                    OR
     Navigating Your ASC’s Most Difficult Human Resource Issues 2008: Strategic and        Nursing Implications of Perioperative Medications:
     Action-Oriented Planning for Nurse Managers                                           Expert Management of Ambulatory Surgery Patients

								
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