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Why You Should Attend ANA's Quality Conference

Why You Should Attend ANA's Quality Conference

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Without accurate data, hospitals can't measure the effectiveness of care plans and other quality improvements. Attending the annual American Nurses Association (ANA) Quality Conference is one surefire way to help you achieve your quality goals.

This year's conference will be held February 4-6, 2015 at the Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and the theme is "On the Frontline of Quality: The Future of Health Care."

With a number of innovative and interactive sessions to choose from, the 2015 ANA Quality Conference is the only conference for nurses focused on improving quality outcomes. The conference promises to challenge common perceptions of quality solutions, stimulate creativity, and motivate nurses to transform the profession.

The welcome and opening keynote address will be given by Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. McDonald is responsible for administering benefit programs for veterans, their families, and their survivors.

Other educational sessions will focus on the shifting landscape of quality and patient safety, while exploring the future of healthcare. Some of the lessons attendees can take away include learning how to:

  • leverage big data at the point of care
  • improve quality and safety with teamwork
  • reduce human-driven medical device errors
  • foster healthy work environments and patient safety cultures
  • apply proven models and metrics to improve care transitions and care coordination.

Continuing education credits will also be available. Participants can earn up to 11.5 contact hours for attending and meeting the requirements for obtaining contact hours at the 2015 ANA Quality Conference. Attendees can also earn 3 contact hours for attending one pre-conference and meeting the requirements for obtaining contact hours.

Those participating in the CE program can learn to:

  • translate quality improvement opportunities into viable solutions for professional practice
  • disseminate quality improvement research to drive evidence-based practice
  • synthesize innovative methods to enhance quality in health care delivery
  • relate quality improvement to interprofessional, patient-centered practice.

For more information, and to register for the 2015 ANA Quality Conference, click here

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