UW School of Nursing

April 27, 2023

Update in Medical-Surgical Nursing 2023 | Day 1

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FORMAT: In-person Conference
DATE: Thursday | September 21, 2023
LOCATION: The Mountaineers Club | 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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Conference Description

This is day one of a two-day conference! Today’s medical-surgical setting presents unique, complex, and varied patient care challenges. This conference is an opportunity to review and update your medical-surgical clinical practice and acquire new assessment and management strategies. Healthcare professionals are invited to advance their knowledge of evidence-based practices that promote care innovations, collaboration, and confidence among team members. Teaching methods include lectures, discussions, case studies, demonstrations, and collegial interchange.

Target Audience

Experienced nurses, travel nurses, graduate nurses, and nurses transitioning to medical-surgical practice interested in fundamental reviews and current medical-surgical practices.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this conference, participants will be better able to:

  1. Apply nursing assessment and current evidence-based nursing interventions and management of common medical-surgical conditions.
  2. Assess various clinical strategies to enhance patient safety in your work environment.
  3. Value the nursing, ethical, and legal role of the medical-surgical nurse in precepting students in the workplace.

Program Schedule


CE Hours: 7

7:30 AM Registration & Coffee
8:00 AM Welcome & Overview
8:05 AM Updating Your Practice: It’s All About the Evidence
Speaker: Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
9:05 AM Break & Exhibitors
9:15 AM Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Assessment, and Treatment Strategies
Speaker: Ashley Jewell, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, PCCN
10:15 AM Break & Exhibitors
10:25 AM An Introduction to Palliative & End-of-Life Care
Speaker: Yi Yan, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CHPN
11:25 AM Lunch & Exhibitors
12:15 PM Chest Tube Care Update
Speaker: Jennifer Okimoto, BSN, RN 
1:15 PM Break & Exhibitors
1:25 PM Tracheostomies The what, where, why, and how.
Speaker: Steve Pierce, RCP, RRT
2:25 PM Break & Exhibitors
2:35 PM Anticoagulation: Heparin, HIT, and transitioning to Oral Agents (Rx)
Speaker: Hana Breeland, PharmD
3:35 PM Break & Exhibitors
3:45 PM Liver Transplant: Who, What, Where, When, Why
Speaker: Anne Croghan, MN, ARNP
4:45 PM Adjourn

UWCNE reserves the right to change the schedule if needed.

Hotels and Activities

There are several Hotels in the UW University District close to the venue: Silver Cloud HotelGraduate Hotel, and the Residence Inn but always feel free to check out other options.

Seattle is a vibrant and culturally diverse destination that offers a unique experience in a stunning natural setting. With great restaurants, iconic landmarks like the Space Needle, a thriving arts and cultural scene, and of course, numerous coffee cafes, you’ll find any number of things to explore on these websites:

visitseattle.org  |  downtownseattle.com  | experiencewa.com

Refund Policy

If you register but cannot attend, you must submit a written request to UWCNE by email at cne@uw.edu.

  • 30 days before the event = $25 admin fee 
  • 12 hours before the event = $50 cancellation fee
  • No show = No refund