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November MONL Meeting and Presentation
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When: 11/16/2017
From 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Turf Valley
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, Maryland  21042
United States

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The Maryland Organization of Nurse Leaders
Our Next Education Session

Registration deadline is November 9th


Topic: Caring for Caregivers: Building Peer Support Systems

Healthcare provider reactions to stress can manifest in a variety of ways and can vary over time.  Early signs and symptoms of acute stress reactions can include, fatigue, shock, anger, worry, burnout and guilt.  Later signs and symptoms may include avoidance, replaying of an event, poor concentration, poor memory, and a numbing of emotions.  Healthcare providers who are experiencing signs and symptoms of stress are often times are not be able to provide optimal, high quality, safe care to patients.  While we cannot prevent all of the stress that healthcare providers experience, we can provide them with support. Peer support is a proven, effective method of helping healthcare workers deal with stressful events related to direct patient care.   This presentation will detail how stress is manifested and how the application of “psychological first aid” helps the second victim remains resilient through an event.   

Cheryl A. Connors, MS, RN, NEA-BC

Speaker Bio:
Cheryl is a Patient Safety Specialist for the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality for Johns Hopkins Medicine.  Cheryl received her Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland in 2010 and is currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at the University of Alabama.  Her clinical expertise is in the pediatrics, including education and leadership roles. Cheryl led the Josie King Safety Team that began in 2001 which is where her passion to improve patient safety became a primary focus.   Cheryl completed a safety fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital sponsored by the Women’s Board in 2011.  Cheryl is instrumental in coordinating the RISE (Resiliency In Stressful Events) Team which she co-developed at The Johns Hopkins Hospital; implementing CUSP across The Johns Hopkins Health System;  training TeamSTEPPS to multidisciplinary teams; and participating in a variety of other patient safety initiatives for The Johns Hopkins Health System and in collaboration with The Maryland Patient Safety Center.  

Robert H. Imhoff III

Speaker Bio:
Currently the President and CEO of the Maryland Patient Safety Center, Robert Imhoff has held positions of responsibility within the healthcare, non-profit and higher education fields.  These positions include: Vice President of Development and External Relations for Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Coppin State University.  Additional professional assignments have included CFO/Treasurer of a national non-profit and as lead advance representative for Sen. Robert Dole and Vice President Richard Cheney.  

Imhoff holds a B.S. in finance from George Mason University and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with majors in health policy and political science. 

Current appointments include the Maryland Health Care Commission Committee on Healthcare Acquired Infections and the Maryland Department of Health Perinatal and Neonatal Clinical Advisory Committee.  In addition, Imhoff serves as a Board member for the Following Organizations: Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and Diagnostic Data Platform initiative for the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. 

Session Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the importance of caring for our caregivers
  2. Review data points to underscore for urgency for hospital and nurse leaders to implement this strategy as a standard
  3. Educate on the correlation to employee engagement, patient satisfaction and overall safety
  4. Provide tools for organizations to build peer support caregiver programs with sustainability

Lunch: 12:00 Noon
Business Meeting: 1:00 PM
Presentation with Q & A: 1:30-4:00 PM

Turf Valley
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City 21042

Please join us for our quarterly meeting located at Turf Valley, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Each gathering may include:

  • a buffet lunch or snacks and refreshments
  • an education session, and;
  • a business meeting.

A nominal charge ($50 for members) for each meeting helps to offset the cost of the meeting space, food and CEU's.

We encourage non-members to attend the educational session for $100. Also, non-members may stay for the business meeting, but may not vote. All nursing and administration students are welcome to attend our meetings and are charged a reduced fee of $30 to help offset the cost of the meeting space, food and any other related costs.

Advance Registration Fee:
*Maryland and DC Members - $50
Non-Chapter Members - $100
Students - $30

Registration fee after deadline and at the door:
*Maryland and DC Members - $75
Non-Chapter Members - $125
Students - $40

*Not yet a member? Click here to become a MONL member

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