CHI Health Nursing Conference: Hot Topics in Nursing

CHI Health Nursing Conference: Hot Topics in Nursing
Friday, August 14, 2020 - Friday, August 14, 2020

This is a virtual conference.

Nursing practice is constantly evolving and knowledge about the current trends in the area is necessary. CHI Health Nursing Conference: Hot Topics in Nursing will provide healthcare professionals ways to identify current and emerging trends impacting nursing care and describe appropriate strategies and nursing response.

Designed for

Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and Other Interested Health Care Providers

Jointly Provided By

Creighton University School of Medicine
Creighton University Office of Continuing Education
CHI Health


To provide current information related to nursing practice and evidence-based practice recommendations to improve patient outcomes for healthcare professionals


  • Identify current and emerging drug trends
  • Summarize drug trafficking in Nebraska and law enforcement’s response
  • Discuss antibiotics that can be used for resistant organisms
  • Review the emerging pathogen Candida auris
  • Identify and reduce barriers to care and safety risks
  • Identify resources to empower older adults to live life to the fullest as they age
  • Examine human trafficking and how it looks realistically in Nebraska
  • List tools for when trafficking is suspected
  • Identify two strategies to enhance recognition of a sudden change in patient condition
  • Identify two priority interventions for the primary nurse to initiate to promote positive outcomes when a patient has a sudden change in condition
  • Recognize workplace violence in its many form
  • Identify how to respond to workplace violence
  • Determine what can be done to promote resiliency and recovery for victims of workplace violence


8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:35 a.m.
Current Drug Trends

Brandon Kirkley

9:35 a.m.
Emerging Infectious Diseases

David Quimby, MD

10:35 a.m.

10:50 a.m.
Nursing: The Safety Net of Our Geriatric Community

Alice Tvrdik, APRN, NP

11:50 a.m.

12:35 p.m.
Salvation Army’s Fight to End Trafficking

Teshawna Sawyer

1:35 p.m.

1:50 p.m.
Early Recognition of Patient Condition Change


2:50 p.m.
Workplace Violence: Recognition and Response

Pamela Kayl, DNP, APRN-NP

3:50 p.m.
Closing Remarks, Evaluation and Adjournment

Education Credit

Nurse CE
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 6.0 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education and CHI Health. Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) 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 healthcare team.


CHI Employees: $65
Non-CHI Employees: $90

Refund Policy

Continuing education and professional development courses may be cancelled by the attendee in writing up to 7 days before the course begins for a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. No refund will be given 7 days prior to the course. Some courses are not eligible for a refund; these exceptions are noted in specific course descriptions. If a course is cancelled by the University for non-weather related issues, the student will be notified and a full refund will be processed. In the event of a weather related closure, the course will be rescheduled.

Grand Island, NE 68802
United States