ATA Insights Workshop on Virtual Nursing - Day 1

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Originally Aired - Saturday, May 4 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Title: ATA Insights Workshop on Virtual Nursing - Day 1


Step into the future of nursing at the ATA Insights Workshop on Virtual Nursing, exclusively curated as a pre-conference event to ATA Nexus 2024. Created by nursing executives for nursing executives, this immersive experience is only open to nursing professionals and executives eager to develop actionable strategies and gain the tools necessary to propel their organizations to new heights. The two-day workshop offers a rich agenda of expert-led sessions, real-world case studies, and collaborative discussions.

Note: Schedule subject to change.

Saturday May 4 2:00 – 5:00 PM

2:00 – 2:10 PM  Welcome Opening Remarks

Paul Samargedlis, Senior VP, Business Development and Strategy, ATA
Murielle Beene, DNP, MBA, MPH, MS, RN, NI-BC, PMP, FAMIA, FAAN, Senior VP and CHIO, Trinity Health
Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN, CEO, Confluent Health and Chair, ATA

2:10 – 2:20 PM Setting the Stage: Insights Workshop Orientation

Section 1: Building a Healthy Work Environment

In the dynamic landscape of healthcare, the integration of virtual nursing practices presents both opportunities and challenges. This session delves into the crucial aspects of creating a culture of change within healthcare organizations to effectively embrace virtual nursing.

2:20 – 3:00 PM   Panel: Nurturing Change: Empowering Virtual Nursing Through Organizational Adaptation

Participants will explore strategies for assessing organizational readiness, including evaluating existing structures, resources, and stakeholder engagement. Through interactive discussions, we will identify systematic barriers such as challenges and obstacles that hinder the seamless implementation of virtual nursing, examine essential thought processes involved in crafting a robust change strategy to include defining a clear vision for virtual nursing integration, establishing governance frameworks to ensure accountability and oversight, and fostering sustainability models for long-term success. By sharing insights and best practices, this session aims to equip attendees with the tools and knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of virtual nursing implementation and drive positive change within their organizations.

Moderator: Lisa-Mae Williams, PhD, RN, CNO, Intercept Health
Amanda Pate, MSN, OCN, RN-BC, Director of Nursing and Virtual Services, Oncology Care Partners
Melinda Stretzinger, RN, CCRN, Manager, Critical Care Telemedicine & Virtual Nursing, Ochsner Health
Paul Malito, Nursing Director, Tele-ICU, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital 
Karie Ryan, RN, CENP, CNO, Artisight

3:00 – 3:20 PM  Working Group Discussion

3:20 – 3:30 PM   Working Group Report-out’s

3:30 - 3:35 PM   Transition

3:35 – 3:50 PM   Fireside Chat
Noel Khirsukhani, Chief Growth Officer, Andor Health
Jason Swoboda, Director, Innovation, Tampa General Hospital

3:50 – 4:30 PM Panel: Optimizing Virtual Nursing: Strategies for Resource Assessment and Staffing Models

In the evolving landscape of healthcare delivery, optimizing virtual nursing practices requires a comprehensive approach to assessing resources and staffing models. This session offers invaluable insights into effectively navigating the complexities of resource allocation and staffing within virtual nursing programs. Participants will engage in discussions surrounding resource allocation and governance models tailored to support the unique needs of virtual nursing initiatives. We will explore strategies for optimizing staffing within virtual nursing programs, addressing regular staffing challenges where downsizing is not feasible, and fostering flexibility in staffing arrangements. Speakers will share insights in examining key metrics such as nursing hours per patient day and explore modifications to care models to enhance efficiency and efficacy in virtual nursing delivery. Drawing from industry standards such as AACN staffing guidelines and ANA staffing resources, participants will gain practical knowledge to inform their staffing decisions and ensure alignment with best practices. In addition, this session will outline the roles and competencies expected of virtual nurses, competency assessment frameworks and strategies for ensuring the proficiency of virtual nursing staff, thereby enhancing the quality and safety of care delivery.

Moderator: Julie Miller, BSN, RN, CCRN-K, Clinical Practice Specialist-Practice Excellence, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
Jada Dockery MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CMSRN, AVP SE Resource Team and Virtual Nursing/Observation Services, Atrium Health
Lisa-Mae Williams, PhD, RN, CNO, Intercept Health
Blake Hoegger, Director of Virtual Care, Texas Oncology
Lisbeth Votruba, MSN, RN, Chief Clinical Officer, AvaSure

4:30 – 4:50 PM   Working Group Discussion

4:50 – 5:00 PM    Working Group Report-out’s

5:00 PM Close Day 1

5:45 - 6:45 PM Reception at the Renaissance Downtown Phoenix


Type: Workshop


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