Behind the Scenes | Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Sneak Peak: 48th SGNA Annual Course
We are gearing up for the 48th SGNA Annual Course: A Virtual Experience, taking place May 22-25! In the meantime, The Inside Tract spoke with a few presenters to get insights on what you can expect to take away from their sessions and why you won’t want to miss this years’ event.
Staying Current With Evidence-Based Practice
"I'm looking forward to helping educate and re-educate about the bronchoscope and its advancements in medicine. Medicine and nursing are always advancing, and it's good to stay current with evidence-based practice. I'm sure I will learn from others and I’m excited to share my knowledge at the upcoming conference. I'm happy to hear the conference is still occurring, given the pandemic. [I’m] hoping to be able to explore vendors and learn from others on advancements in endoscopy at other institutions and organizations.”
Join Laura Clark, MSN RN CCRN, for her upcoming on-demand session, “Bronchoscopy Education Reform”
Start Small, Think Big
"Gastroenterology is an inspiring specialty. Think about how you can develop a nurse-led study, increase capacity and start building a research infrastructure. Change the culture — use the structure you've built to inform unit-level GI practice changes. Make small changes at first and publish your accomplishments, highlighting the improvements you’ve made to GI patient care. Keep building — the small steps ultimately result in informing substantial policy changes that may also influence practice statements at the professional level, like SGNA!"
The takeaways of the presentation are:
- Understand the differences between performance improvement, evidence-based practice (EBP) and research
- How to seek out mentors to help and guide you
- Research contributes to increased nursing knowledge that is the catalyst to change policies and practice and patient care
Don't miss Ann M Mazzella Ebstein, PhD RN CGRN, during her on-demand session, "Building Research Capacity and Infrastructure for Gastroenterology Nursing: Start Small, Think Big!"
The Importance of Preventative Measures
“First of all, I am excited to be speaking at the SGNA Annual Course and [will be] doing a lecture on something that is near and dear to my heart...anal cancer prevention. I hope my audience will come away with newly obtained knowledge on HPV and the understanding of the need to incorporate preventative measures into patient care.”
Don’t miss Tonna McCutcheon, CGRN APRN-BC DNP, during her Tuesday, May 25 session, “HPV and Anal Cancer Prevention” beginning at 8:15 a.m.CT.
A Closer Look at Cannabis
“Cannabis is a natural herb used throughout history. Current FDA classification as a Schedule 1 substance limits some research and use. This presentation is not advocating violation of this federal status. Through literature research as well as interviews with users, it is an attempt to provide current references — for you, the health care provider, to stay informed [for] discussions with your clients.”
Learn more during Renee Martin’s, MN RN PHCNS-BC CGRN, on-demand session, “Cannabis: Friend or Foe?”
A Closing Session You Can’t Miss
In this video, SGNA President Michelle Juan speaks with Polly Podcaster and general session presenter Kay Frances about the 48th Annual Course: A Virtual Experience. Watch to learn more about this year's Annual Course and register today to attend Kay Frances' closing general session, “The Funny Thing About Stress.”
All on-demand sessions will be available to watch beginning May 25 until July 5, 2021. All sessions are included with your registration. Participants may earn 1.00 contact hour for each on-demand session successfully completed.
Learn more about other upcoming sessions and event information and register now before time runs out!