2018 Missouri Preceptor Academy

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Seminar

Date:11/14/2018
Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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Supported by an educational grant from APS

This educational activity is jointly provided by the MHA Health Institute and AXIS Medical Education.
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Date & Location

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

BJC Learning Institute
Lower Level Auditorium
8300 Eager Rd.
St. Louis, Mo.
314/273-0840


Register on or before Thursday, Nov. 1

MHA member — $99
Nonmember — $199

The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and program materials. Class size is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

A confirmation email will guarantee registration and include a link to a Myers-Briggs assessment that you must complete by the date indicated on your confirmation to receive the assessment at the preceptor academy for which you have registered.


Audience

Health care staff, including registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and assistants; respiratory therapists and technicians; radiology staff; registered dietitians; pharmacists and technicians; social workers; patient care techs and aides; and unit and department secretaries


Mission

Dedicated and competent preceptors are vital to the success of our health care organizations and to the retention of health care professionals. Our mission is to take a proactive approach in the education and support of preceptors in the health care community.


Purpose

The Missouri Preceptor Academy is a training program for hospital registered nurses and allied health clinicians serving as preceptors to guide new employees, new graduates and students through the onboarding and competence validation process of unique clinical environments. As a preceptor, you can make the difference in how a new employee adjusts to your hospital.


Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • describe essential preceptor knowledge and skills
  • describe strategies to facilitate the transition of health care professionals
  • outline strategies to improve the retention of health care professionals
  • develop ongoing support mechanisms for preceptors

Agenda

7:30 a.m. — Registration/Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. — Overview of the Preceptor’s Role

8:50 a.m. — Identifying Learning Needs and Developing Strategies

9:30 a.m. — Break

9:45 a.m. — Critical Thinking Activity

10 a.m. — Workplace Socialization

11 a.m. — Self Awareness: Emotional Intelligence Personality

Noon — Lunch (provided)

12:45 p.m. — Self Awareness: Emotional Intelligence Personality (continued)

1:30 p.m. — Conflict Resolution

2:45 p.m. — Break

3 p.m. — Evaluation and Feedback

3:45 p.m. — Legal Considerations

4 p.m. — Summary

4:30 p.m. — Adjournment


Faculty

Kristine Hart L’Ecuyer, Ph.D., R.N., CNL
Saint Louis University
School of Nursing

Kristine Hart L’Ecuyer is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Coordinator of the Masters of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader options at Saint Louis University School of Nursing. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri, the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and Saint Louis University. Hart L’Ecuyer has been involved with preceptor education for more than 20 years as a hospital educator and as a faculty member working with undergraduate and graduate students and their preceptors.

Her clinical background includes critical care nursing of adult and pediatric thoracic and cardiothoracic patients, including heart and lung transplant recipients at the University of Missouri, the University of Alabama and St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis. She has been on the faculty at Saint Louis University since 1993 teaching undergraduate medical-surgical clinicals, clinical capstone courses, advanced pathophysiology and leadership, and she was formerly the director of the continuing nursing education department. Her research interests include preceptor issues, transition to practice, nursing students with learning disabilities, and interprofessional education and collaboration.

Susan VunCannon, MSN, R.N., CCRN
Centerpoint Medical Center
Independence

Susan VunCannon graduated from the Research School of Nursing in Kansas City, Mo., in 1978 with a diploma in nursing. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Webster University in 1994 and her Master of Science in rural and family nursing, nursing education track, graduating from Central Missouri State University in 2003. She has held her Critical Care Registered Nurse certification in adult critical care nursing since 1989, and she is a national member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

VunCannon is one of three registered nurses from the Kansas City area who developed and presented the original Nurse Preceptor Program through the Kansas City Metropolitan Healthcare Council. Her clinical experience has been in intensive care and emergency nursing. She served as a clinical educator for St. Mary’s Medical Center for more than 20 years and has practiced clinically in the emergency department and intensive care for almost 40 years. Her most current professional practice is that of infusion lab and preadmission staff nurse at Centerpoint Medical Center. VunCannon has a vested interest in the precepting program as her master’s thesis was written on the topic of nurse precepting and has served as a preceptor in multiple clinical areas.


Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement
Participants must attend the program in its entirety and complete an evaluation to receive a certificate of completion and continuing education contact hours.
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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the MHA Health Institute and AXIS Medical Education . AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit Designation for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 7.25 contact hours.

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

AXIS Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at info@axismeded.org.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Kristine Hart L-Ecuyer, Ph.D., R.N., CNL Nothing to disclose
Susan VunCannon, MSN, R.N., CCRN Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Planner/Manager Reported Financial Relationship
Jean Klindt Nothing to disclose
Meredith Kenyon Nothing to disclose
Dee Morgillo, M.Ed., CHCP Nothing to disclose
Kristine Hart L-Ecuyer, Ph.D., R.N., CNL Nothing to disclose
Susan VunCannon, MSN, R.N., CCRN Nothing to disclose

Disclaimer
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Americans with Disabilities Act
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact Jean Klindt, MHA, Manager of Workforce Programs at jklindt@mhanet.com before the meeting dates.

Requirements for credit:

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials.
  • Complete the CE Attestation process online by 11:59 p.m. ET November 30, 2018. Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation.
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.