Course Description/Objectives

This program will provide some of the latest advances in the practice of Medical-Surgical Nursing that will help nurses meet the complex needs of their patient populations.

At the completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the latest advances in the practice of clinical
  • Describe ways of addressing our patients’ needs and expectations given the many variables that exist in today’s health care environment.

Continuing Education Credit

Approved by the Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #858 for six (6) contact hours per conference day. No partial credit given. Must attend entire day of conference to receive CE credit. CE certificates will be sent to participants via email.

2014 Conference Presentations

Improving Pain Management: The UCSF Journey [pdf]
Adam Cooper, RN, MSN Clinical Nurse Educator
Institute for Nursing Excellence, UCSF Medical Center

Safe and Sound: Tools for Patient & Family Engagement [pdf]
Karen Curtiss, Founder

Superbugs: why they are winning the war and what we can do about it [pdf]
Barbara DeBaun, RN, MSN, CIC
Improvement Advisor, Cynosure Health

Restore, Rejuvenate & Renew Your Energy: Bringing Sanity Into Our Work Day With Mindfulness & Self-Compassion [pdf]
Eileen Spillane RN, MS
The Balanced Nurse

Be a Hero, Get Up on Day Zero:
Exploring and Implementing Evidence Based Practice
Olga Sukhenko, RN, BSN, ONC
UCSF Medical Center

Disaster Readiness for Hospital-Based Nurses: Preparing for Uncertain Times [pdf]
Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD MPH MS FAAN, FNAP
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Tener Consulting Group LLC

Palliative Care: Fundamentals for Your Everyday Practice [pdf]
Serene Weir, RN CHPN
Susan Barbour, RN FNP ACHPN
Communication tool handout | Handout A | Handout B

Transitional Care and Preventing Readmissions in San Francisco [pdf]
Carrie Wong, MSW, MPH, LCSW
Director of Long Term Care Operations
San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services