How Your Practice Impacts Health Policy (13th Annual Methodist Research Day)

  • Date: April 18, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Location: Jewish Community Center, 333 S. 132nd St., Omaha, NE 68154

Target Audience

Target Audience

Nurses, social workers, radiologic technologists, respiratory therapists, mental health practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, medical assistants, and other healthcare professionals interested in evidence-based practice.



Value: $150
$45 with promo code: 70PD

Methodist and Jennie Ed employees please use the health system promo code for a 100% discount. Please email for group promo code to attend for $37.50 per person.

Course Description

Course Description

This educational activity is designed to provide opportunities for professional growth and development that enhance excellence in nursing and healthcare, promotes interprofessional collaboration, and optimal patient outcomes in a healthy work environment.

Participants will be able to:

  • Explore how professional practice impacts research and health policy.
  • Examine health policy and change in our current healthcare and political environment.
  • Discuss some of the current research and evidence based practices that are making an impact on healthcare locally.



Time          Agenda
11:30am-12:00pm Registration/View Posters
12:00pm-12:05pm Welcome

"Errors of Omission: How Missed Nursing Care Imperils Patients"  (Auditorium)
     Beatrice Kalisch, RN, PhD, FAAN

1:15pm-1:25pm Break/Transition

Breakouts/Poster Viewing

Option 1 (Room TBD): 

"Benefits of Code Blue Simulation Training: RN Perceptions of Confidence, Preparedness, & Competence"
     Tim Hoarty, BSN, RN, CCRN

"Implementing a Postpartum Hemorrhage Bundle through use of Intervention Measures and Staff Education to Decrease Maternal Morbidity and Mortality"
Deborah Becker, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM  
     Melissa Buman, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM
     Jodi Gute, MSN, APRN-CNS, C-EFM 

Option 2 (Room TBD):

"Understanding the Barriers: Registered Nurses' Considerations of the Academic Nurse Educator Role"
     Lesa Hoppe, MSN, RN

"Intuition in Clinical Decision Making: Differences among Practicing Nurses"
     Elizabeth M. Miller, MSN, RN

2:25pm-2:35pm Break/Transition

Breakouts/Poster Viewing

Option 1 (Room TBD):
"Early Mobility Program in the Critical Care Unit Results in Improved Patient Outcomes and Cost Savings"
     Heidi Brooks, MSN, APRN-FNP  
     Lilia Hansen, MSN, MBA, RN, CCRN-K 
     Sarah Malcom, MSN, RN 

"Risk Factors Associated with the Development of Surgical Pressure Injuries"
     Janet Cuddigan, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN
     Kyle McClellan

Option 2 (Room TBD): 

"Implementation of Pump Early, Pump Often to Improve Early and Often Breast Pumping in Mother's who are Separated from their Newborn.
     Nancy Murray, MS, BSN, RN

"Where are we now? Surviving and Rebuilding After a Natural Disaster: A Phenomenological Study"
     Connie Wallace, Ed. D., MSN, PMHCNS-BC
     Susie Ward, PhD, RN

3:35pm-3:45pm Break

Health Care Policy:  Impact on Consumers and Providers
     Jeff Prochaska, MBA

4:30pm Adjournment

Resource Information- Click here to view



 Beatrice J. Kalisch, RN, PhD, FAAN, is the Director of Innovation and Evaluation and Titus Distinguished Professor of Nursing at the University of Michigan School of Nursing in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Jeff Prochaska, MBA, is the Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development for Nebraska Methodist Health System.


Credit Information

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational credit to the disciplines listed below. Each professional is accountable to understand their accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.

3.75 contact hours awarded. MWMSD Provider Approval Code #NE1019-9 
Nebraska Methodist College Center for Professional and Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #120

Social Work
This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 3.75 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa Social Workers.  

Application has been made to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Department of Education and is pending approval.

This program meets the continuing education criteria for 3.75 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa Respiratory Care Practitioners.  

Mental Health Practitioners
This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 3.75 clock hours for Nebraska licensed mental health practitioners and Iowa Behavioral Sciences practitioners.

Occupational Therapy and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 3.75 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa occupational therapists.

Physical Therapy And Physical Therapist Assistants
This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 3.75 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa physical therapists.  

Education Hours
3.75 Education hours. Nebraska Methodist College Division of Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering.  Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline.

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