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St. Mary's Hospital | Madison 2016 Madison RN Educational Consortium

2016 Madison RN Educational Consortium

​Promoting Safety Across the Continuum of Care

Join us for our annual RN Consortium to identify strategies to advocate for a culture of safety in the health care setting. 

Monday, October 10, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wm. S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, VA Auditorium 
2500 Overlook Terrace, Madison, WI 53705

Conference Objectives

  • To enhance awareness of street drug use in Dane County
  • To identify roles of health care providers who address substance abuse in different settings
  • To outline the steps that can effectively help de-escalate the disruptive behavior of those in your care
  • To understand the structure, process and 5-year outcomes of the EBP scholars program
  • To demonstrate mindfulness techniques to manage stress in the workplace

Conference Agenda 

​Time​Topic​Presenter(s)
7:30 - 8:00 am​Registration
​8:00 - 8:15 am​Welcome
​8:15 - 9:30 am​Dane County Narcotics Task Force: Update on Street DrugsDet. John Messer 
Sgt. Jason Ostrenga
​9:30 - 9:50 am​BREAK
​9:50 - 11:05 am​Substance Abuse Panel
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Suzanne Wolfe, BSN, RN - University Hospital Emergency Department Care Team Leader
Mary Lowisz, MS, RN, GCNS-BC, PCCN - St. Mary's Inpatient Care
Jenny Littaritz, DNP, APNP-BC - VA Hospital Outpatient Treatment
Niko Nowka - Patient Perspective
​11:05 - 11:45 am​De-Escalation TechniquesAndy Stephani, BSN, RN - Assistant Nurse Manager, Emergency Services at UPH-Meriter
​11:45 am - 12:45 pm​LUNCH​On your own
​12:45 - 1:00 pm​Creating the Structure for a Successful and Consistent Evidence-Based Care Delivery
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Dr. Heather Royer, PhD, RN - Nurse Scientist, VA
​1:00 - 2:10 pm​EBP Panel: Improving Care to Promote Safety
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St. Mary's Aggression Scale



UPH-Meriter: Patient Family Education of Isolation Practices

VA Hospital: Standard of Care using Assistive Devices in the ICU

UW Health - University Hospital: Structured Family Meetings Incorporating Shared Decision Making
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Sarah Donnell, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, PCCN

Angela Staas, RN, BSN

Nathan Bubenzer, BSN, RN


Randy Carter, BSN, RN


Sarah Schoen, BSN, RN
Jenna Potter, NP
​2:10 - 2:30 pm​BREAK
​2:30 - 3:30 pm​Stress Management and Mindfulness at Work
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Dr. Pamela Crary, Nurse Scientist, VA
​3:30 - 3:50 pm​Reflection Activity​Dr. Pamela Crary, Nurse Scientist, VA
​3:50 - 4:00 pm​Wrap-Up and Evaluations