UW School of Nursing

April 27, 2023

Update in Medical-Surgical Nursing 2023 | Day 1 and 2

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FORMAT: In-person Conference

DATE: Thursday and Friday | September 21-22, 2023

LOCATION: The Mountaineers Club | 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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Register for Day Two Only

Conference Description

The medical-surgical setting today 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, discussion, case studies, demonstration, 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

*Schedule subject to change
Day 1: Thursday, September 21

7:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Overview
8:05 Updating Your Practice: It’s All About the Evidence Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
9:05 Break & Exhibitors
9:15 Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Assessment, and Treatment Strategies Ashley Jewell, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, PCCN
10:15 Break & Exhibitors
10:25 An Introduction to Palliative & End-of-Life Care Yi Yan, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CHPN
11:25 Lunch & Exhibitors
12:15 Incontinence Associated Dermatitis Holly Vance, DNP, ARNP, AGACNP-BC RN, CWON-AP
1:15 Break & Exhibitors
1:25 Trach Management Steve Pierce, RCP
2:25 Break & Exhibitors
2:35 Heparin Therapy and HIT Hana Breeland, PharmD
3:35 Break & Exhibitors
3:45 Hepatology Anne Croghan
4:45 Evaluations and Adjourn

Day 2: Friday, September 22

7:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Overview
8:05 Nursing Mental Health John Delfeld, MSW, LICSW, ACM-SW
9:05 Break & Exhibitors
9:15 Landscape of Med-Surg Nursing TBD
10:15 Break & Exhibitors
10:25 Documentation TBD
11:25 Lunch & Exhibitors
12:15 Urinary Retention TBD
1:15 Break & Exhibitors
1:25 Chest Tubes Jen Okimoto
2:25 Break & Exhibitors
2:35 Recognizing and Treating Malnutrition from a Nursing Perspective – A Comprehensive Guide Jing Zuo, MS, RD, CNSC
3:35 Break & Exhibitors
3:45 Caring for Patients with Substance Use Disorder Steven Acton Pifer, MD
4:45 Evaluations and Adjourn

Hotels and Activities

Hotel information coming soon!

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 = $35 admin fee 
  • 48 hours before the event = $50 cancellation fee
  • No show = No refund