Educational opportunities

Vizientâ„¢ provides many opportunities throughout the year to connect you with peers, our experts and industry thought leaders to promote growth and innovation.

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Webinar calendar

Date: January 23, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central

Description:

The goal of this webinar is to provide an overview of TJC’s new scoring methodology.  Carrie Mayer, MBA, Certified Master Black Belt, Accreditation and Certification Operations and TJC will provide participants with an explanation of the mechanics behind the SAFER matrix as well as the benefits of using a risk assessment approach to prioritizing actions related to continuous patient readiness.

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Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central

Description:

Are you ready to be the single drop of water that sends ripples throughout your organization to achieve your sustainability goals? Partnering with Vizient can help open up lines of communication with all sustainability stakeholders within your organization and with suppliers. This multi-disciplinary panel will share insights from a health care organization’s perspective on how they have navigated Vizient's environmentally preferred purchasing resources to make impactful connections that have helped their hospitals reach their sustainability and cost savings goals. The panel will share first-hand success stories and best practices on working with Vizient.

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the value your organization’s Vizient membership brings when it comes to achieving your sustainability goals
  • Illustrate through case studies successes that have resulted from a hospital sustainability leader engaging with Vizient
  • Articulate the role of the hospital sustainability leaders/champions in supporting the decisions that Vizient makes when it comes to EPP

Target audience:

  • Supply chain leaders: managers, directors, executives
  • Pharmacy leaders of pharmacy supply

Moderator:
Mike Duke
Senior Director
Member Networks
Vizient

Presenters:
Brent Gee
Associate Vice President
Leadership of Strategic Programs
Vizient

Michael Fiore, MPH
Corporate Director
EH&S/Sustainability
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Glenview, Illinois

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Date: February 14, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central

Description:

Meeting TJC standards for medication management can be quite a challenge. This webinar will explore accreditation and regulatory requirements that apply to medication management across the continuum.

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Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Central

Presenter: Carolyn Sanders, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Chief Nurse Executive, UCHealth, and Chief Nursing Officer,
University of Colorado Hospital

The 14th annual Vizient™ Nursing Leadership Excellence Series offers high-impact educational programming to help current, new and aspiring nursing leaders and their organizations address today’s most pressing health care challenges.

Part 1: Post-traumatic stress

How do you prepare for the unthinkable? Catastrophic events — mass shootings, bombings, even natural disasters — happen with little or no warning. How can nurses prepare for that terrible moment when victims come pouring in? In this session, a nurse leader who faced such a terrifying day shares her story. She will reveal the most important lessons learned, the decisions she confronted, the actions her team took to save lives and how they coped with the after-effects of that traumatic day.

In this session, participants will:

  • Outline strategies to prepare your unit for a catastrophic event
  • Learn how to recognize post-traumatic stress in your team and what to do about it

** See the brochure for information on CEUs

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Date: February 27, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central

Description:

Following TJC’s introduction in June 2016 of an antimicrobial stewardship standard for hospitals, critical access hospitals and nursing care centers which becomes effective January 1, 2017, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed the new regulatory standard "Antibiotic Stewardship Program Organization and Policies" as part of the infection-control condition of participation (CoP) for hospitals and critical access hospitals.  While the CMS CoP has not been finalized, we anticipate that it will in the near future.  Kristi Kuper, Pharmacy Consultant with subject-matter expertise in antimicrobial stewardship will provide an overview of the requirements and strategies for establishing a successful program.

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Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Central

Presenter: Ann Scott Blouin, PhD, RN, FACHE
Executive Vice President, Customer Relations,
The Joint Commission

The 14th annual Vizient™ Nursing Leadership Excellence Series offers high-impact educational programming to help current, new and aspiring nursing leaders and their organizations address today’s most pressing health care challenges.

Part 2: Preventing workplace violence

Violent outbursts come in many forms — from verbal attacks to physical assaults, from gang violence to domestic abuse. Violence is a more common source of injury in health care than in any other industry. Threats alone, even when they don’t lead to physical injury, can cause significant psychological trauma and stress.
Nursing leaders must take steps to protect their teams. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) developed a road map to protect health care workers.

In this session, participants will:

  • Define workplace violence and be able to state two reasons why violence in the workplace is increasing
  • Discuss risk factors that correlate with increased workplace violence

** See the brochure for information on CEUs

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Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central

Description:

The transmission of bloodborne viruses and other microbial pathogens to patients during routine healthcare procedures continues to occur because of the use of improper injection, infusion, medication vial, and point-of-care testing practices by healthcare personnel.  The Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) published a position paper in 2016 with specific recommendations for safe practice and prevention of infection. 

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Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Central

Presenter: Kathy Boyle, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Denver Health

The 14th annual Vizient™ Nursing Leadership Excellence Series offers high-impact educational programming to help current, new and aspiring nursing leaders and their organizations address today’s most pressing health care challenges.

Part 3: Options for nursing leaders in retirement

Nursing leaders recognize the importance of retaining their most experienced nursing staff. Yet three million baby boomers are retiring every year — and with them go the knowledge and experience gained from years on the job. In this session, we will explore the options for leveraging retiring caregivers while preparing for the increased health care demands of the future. The answer for Denver Health includes developing innovative nursing roles that are less demanding, allowing for better work-life balance to the benefit of both individual nurses and the organization.

In this session, participants will:

  • Review health care leadership turnover statistics and future demand for nursing roles
  • Discuss one organization’s design of new roles for retiring leaders in health care
  • Identify creative roles for retiring health care workers

** See the brochure for information on CEUs

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Date: April 24, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central

Description:

Screening for suicide is a recommended practice in hospital and emergency department care as well as behavioral health care. Participants will learn how healthcare organizations are utilizing screening and assessment tools to detect suicide ideation, to address related safety issues, to provide appropriate treatment when necessary, and to educate staff about how to identify and respond to patients with suicide ideation.

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Date: August 31, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Central

Presenter: Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN
CEO and President
RTConnections, LLC

The 14th annual Vizient™ Nursing Leadership Excellence Series offers high-impact educational programming to help current, new and aspiring nursing leaders and their organizations address today’s most pressing health care challenges.

Part 4: Effective communication

The Joint Commission reports that 80 percent of serious medical errors are linked in some way to poor communication between caregivers. Yet health care workers are not always taught effective communication skills. Nurse leaders are communicating from the moment they encounter another person, whether colleague or patient. Not just words, but tone, cadence and body language determine the quality of that communication.

This session will explore types of communication, nonverbal messages and how to recognize their meanings and techniques for improving these critical skills.

In this session, participants will:

  • Identify characteristics of aggressive, passive, passive-aggressive and assertive communication
  • Develop assertive communication skills
  • Incorporate body language techniques to strengthen relationships with your team

** See the brochure for information on CEUs

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Date: September 28, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Central

Presenter: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Professor and Director, Nursing Leadership Institute,
Florida Atlantic University

The 14th annual Vizient™ Nursing Leadership Excellence Series offers high-impact educational programming to help current, new and aspiring nursing leaders and their organizations address today’s most pressing health care challenges.

Part 5: Resiliency

At some point in life, all of us face a deeply troubling setback — be it a serious health issue, a difficult relationship, loss of employment or a mistake at work. This certainly applies to nursing leaders, who are constantly under pressure to make quick decisions on a multitude of issues. The true test of resiliency is your reaction to the distress caused by the setback. This session will describe how resilient people use their skills and strengths to bounce back from problems and challenges.

In this session, participants will:

  • Discuss the evidence on resiliency and its importance in today’s environment
  • Identify ways to use resiliency strategies to overcome both personal and work challenges
  • Describe how resiliency can be used to maintain perspective and turn setbacks into learning experiences

** See the brochure for information on CEUs

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Date: October 19, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Central

Presenter: Mary Jo Assi, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAAN
Vice President, Nursing Practice and Innovation,
American Nurses Association

The 14th annual Vizient™ Nursing Leadership Excellence Series offers high-impact educational programming to help current, new and aspiring nursing leaders and their organizations address today’s most pressing health care challenges.

Part 6: Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation

Long hours, heavy workloads and stressful situations take their toll on nurses. Nearly every indicator reveals that registered nurses’ health is worse than the average American’s. Unhealthy nurses cannot perform at their best, and some argue that they lack credibility when coaching others on healthy habits. The American Nurses Association is launching a “healthy nurse, healthy nation” initiative to highlight the importance of health in health care and the nation.

In this session, participants will:

Identify the consequences of having an unhealthy staff and the implications for workflow

Develop strategies that nursing leaders can use to motivate their team members to adopt healthier lifestyles

** See the brochure for information on CEUs

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