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The Wisconsin Nurse - July 2018

The Wisconsin Nurse - July

VOLUME 4 NUMBER 3 JULY 2018 The Official Publication of the Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Nurses Association. Delivered to you courtesy of the WNA membership. WNA Welcome New Program on ‘Innovation’ to Kick Off 2018 WNA Membership Assembly and Annual Meeting Planning is underway for a new day-long program sponsored by WNA’s Council on Nursing Practice/ Quality, Education and Research (Tri-Council) highlighting nursing’s role in advancing innovative projects and activities taking place throughout our health systems and communities. Innovation and Motivation: Considerations for Nursing Practice, Education, Research, Workforce and Advocacy will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Best Western Premiere Park Hotel (formerly the Inn on the Park) in Madison. Background As nurses we are all involved or actively engaged in meeting the simultaneous demands of the Triple Aim for Health Care Improvement. The goals of the “Triple Aim” are: • Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); • Improving the health of populations; and • Reducing the per capita cost of health care. (Source) Berwick DM, Nolan TW, Whittington J. Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 May-Jun;27(3):759-69) Call for Presentations – Innovation and Motivation in Nursing Many RNs are leading, collaborating, developing and implementing innovative approaches with a positive impact on the goals of the Triple Aim. Through an informative and interactive process, the Tri-Council wants nurses to share their innovative strategies and how they were able to motivate key stakeholders. This invitation is open to all nurses to submit projects showing ‘innovation’ using the on-line presentation application located on WNA’s website (under Events). The application should address one of the following categories and relate to nursing innovation: • Practice • Education (academic or staff development) • Research • Workforce • Advocacy/Policy Applications will include a description of the motivational strategies used to launch and sustain your effort. Presenters will be selected by members of the WNA Tri-Council. Those selected to present will bring a poster that depicts their work. Overview of the Day There will be five presentation sessions each focusing on one of the following categories noted above. The “Five Minute Rapid Presentation” method will be used, allowing for multiple presentations to occur in each session. There will be time built into each session (approximately 30 minutes) for participants to have one-on-one discussions with the presenters. 2018 WNA Membership Assembly and Annual Meeting As WNA seeks to continue its commitment of providing more opportunities for interaction and engagement during the WNA Membership Assembly and Annual Meeting, we invite you to participate in the WNA Dialogue Forum on Friday morning, October 26, 2018 at the Best Western Premiere Park Hotel. The purpose of a dialogue forum “is to build a dialogue community of learning and leadership—a growing community of people who are committed to evolving a generic understanding of dialogue through the identification of common elements in principle and practice—and discerning the differences that may apply within different contexts characterized by activity and sector, people and place, and through these efforts contribute soul and energy ” (Source) Bellman, H., Cormick, G., Dukes, E. F. Sigurdson, G. and Stuart, B. The dialogue forum handbook: Energizing conversations about dialogue, through dialogue. Simon Fraser University Morris J. Work Centre for Dialogue. (Vancouver). 2016. http://www.sfu.ca/dialogue.html. WNA’s Dialogue Forum will consist of the following: • Presentation of the topic by key informants • Table discussions by attendees • Table reports of discussions and priorities • Consensus on WNA priorities and action The Dialogue Forum topics for 2018 are as follows: • Should WNA create an Organizational Affiliate structure? • WNA’s commitment to mentorship. WNA’s Professional Policy Committee (formerly WNA’s Reference Committee) reviews the reports developed at the Dialogue Forum. The Committee develops a ‘Professional Policy Report’ for each topic that includes a summary and recommendations for action. The Professional Policy Report is submitted to the members for voting at the Saturday, October 27, 2018 WNA Annual Meeting. Your second opportunity to participate in WNA’s Membership Assembly and Annual Meeting is by attending one of two education programs on Friday afternoon, October 26. The first, Nurses’ Role in Climate Change and Health Impacts, is being sponsored by the Wisconsin Environmental Health Nursing Coalition (WEHNC), and in the second, WNA’s Public Policy Council will provide information on WNA’s Legislative and Regulatory Priorities for the 2019-2020 Legislative Biennium. Legislators will be invited to present their views on health and nursing workforce issues. WNA Welcome continued on page 4 current resident or Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid Princeton, MN Permit No. 14 Wisconsin Nurses Association Updates: 2018 WNA Membership Application. ........2 Welcome New WNA Members! ............3 WNA Board of Directors Meeting Highlights . 4 Are You Ready to Run for a WNA Leadership Position?. .................... 5-7 WNA Announces Friend of Nursing Award Recipients. .........................7 200 Nurses Attend WNA’s Healthy Nurses: Small Changes, Big Results Conference. .....8 Pharmacology & Clinical Update ............ 9 Status of Business in the Legislature......... 10 WNA Working for You .................... 11 Mentorship Corner. ........................ 12 Mutual Interest Groups (MIG) Update: The Westberg Symposium................. 13 Nurses Safer Chemicals Toolkits. ........... 14