The 3rd Annual Emergency Nursing Conference

Holyoke, MA US
March 28, 2018

Date & Location:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018,  Baystate Education Center

Provided by:

Baystate Medical Center Emergency Nursing and Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education

Target Audience:

Nurses in Emergency Rooms, Urgent Care Centers and Primary Care Offices

Topics Include:

  • The Dark Side of the Job:  Workplace Violence in the ED
  • Sepsis
  • Navigation Sexual Exploitation
  • 5 & 2 PRN Agitation...What is Agtitation
  • Competent Care of the Transgender Patient
  • Stop the Bleed Certification
  • Don't Wait Communicate!  Make Your Emergency Plan Today

Register up to two weeks prior to the course and receive the early bird price of $60.00.  The reduced rate will show when you click on the "register" tab.  


Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses in emergency rooms, urgent care centers and primary care offices.

Learning Objectives

  • Define workplace violence, the statistics, the perceptions and the impact of workplace violence on healthcare.
  • Discuss the importance of prevent, respond and report in workplace violence.
  • Demonstrate the utilization of a tool toengage all members of the healthcare team for sepsis compliance requirements.
  • Recognize visual triggers for staff to initiate the 3 hour sepsis bundle,
  • Discuss use of EMS pre-notification for receiving hospitals to expediate patient care.
  • Define populations at risk for sexual exploitation.
  • Recognize "Red Flags" for at risk patients.
  • Discuss the "tell from victim to survivor" - the how, when and why she did what she did.
  • Describe the difficulities in defining agitation.
  • Develop better ways to manage behavioral patients in the emergency department.
  • Explain the de-escalation process when dealing with aggressive/oppositional patients.
  • Explain specific considerations with caring for transgender patients.
  • Identify major disparities in healthcare for the transgender patient.
  • Discuss strategies for health care institutions for creating a welcoming atmosphere for the transgender patient.
  • Apply the techniques to stop junctional and limb hemorrhage.
  • Describe the difference between packing and tourniquets.
  • Explain the different types of bleeding.
  • Define what a disaster is.
  • Discuss how to plan and coordinate for disasters.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.75 BCIPE Instructional Hours
  • 5.50 OEMS Credit Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/28/2018 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
03/28/2018 - 4:30pm EDT

Program Schedule

8:00Registration, Continental Breakfast,Exhibits -Welcome & Introduction
The DarklSide of the Job:  Workplace Violence in the ED
Nancy Pogg, BSN, RN, CEN
Sepsis:  The Importance of Early Detection and Trigger Interventions for Best Practice
Kelsey Battige, RN, BCEN, Kristina Grochowski, BSN, RN, Richard Paul, AS, David Stultz, BSN, RN, Rebecca White, BSN, RN
Refreshment Break & Exhibits
Navigating Child Sexual Exploitation:  A Professional & Survivor Conversation
Lee-Jay Henry-Thompson, BSN, RN, CPEN & Kathy Picard, Award Winning Advocate
12:155 & 2 PRN Agitation...What is Agitation?
Henry Alicea, MEd & Lucy Leete, BSN, RN
1:10Stop the Bleed Certification
Andrew Doben, MD, FACS
Participants will be trained and certified in proper wound packing skills, using hemostatic agent correctly and proper utilization of the tourniquet.
2:15Refreshment Break & Exhibits
2:30Competent Care of the Transgender Patient
Michele Johansson, BSN, RN, CEN
3:25Don't Wait, Communicate!  Make Your Emergency Plan Today
Kailey Golebiowski, BSN, RN, SANE-A & Theresa Perry, BSN, RN
4:20Group Discussion, Questions & Answers



Baystate Education Center
361 Whitney Ave
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States

There is free surface parking. Park in the upper half of the parking lot which is nearest the Education Center entrance. Enter through the glass foyer at the end of the building.

Meeting Room temperatures will fluctuate. 

Henry Alicea,MEd*
Clinical Coordinator
Baystate Medical Center

Andrew R. Doben, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery 
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Attending Surgeon
Baystate Medical Center
Dr. Doben is a consultant for Synthes Corporation and Zimmer Biomet

Lynn Garreffi, MS, RN, CNL*
Course Director

Nurse Manager
Baystate Medical Center

Kailey Golebiowski, BSN, RN, SANE-A*
Baystate Medical Center

Kristina Grochowski, BSN, RN*
Clinical Nurse Educator
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Baystate Medical Center

Lee-Jay Henry Thompson, RN, CPEN*
Baystate Medical Center

Michele Johansson, BSN, RN, CEN*
Baystate Medical Center

Lucy Leete,BSN, RN*
Baystate Medical Center

Richard Paul, AS*
Nationally Registered Paremedic
Baystate Health
Westfield Fire Department

Theresa Perry, BSN, RN*
Baystate Medical Center

Kathy Picard*
Award Winning Advocate

Nancy Pogg, BSN, RN, CEN*
Baystate Medical Center

David Stultz, BSN, RN*
Baystate Medical Center

Rebecca White, BSN, RN*
Baystate Medical Center


Faculty Disclosure
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

Faculty marked with an * have no commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.

In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


EMT Credit has been applied for.





Available Credit

  • 6.75 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.75 BCIPE Instructional Hours
  • 5.50 OEMS Credit Hours


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This course opens for enrollment on:Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:00am
In order to receive credit, the evaluation must be completed by:Mon, 12/31/2018 - 12:00am

We appreciate your business and sincerely wish to meet your educational needs.  We understand that the schedule of a busy professional, like yourself, is subject to change.  Therefore, we have included information about our refund/cancellation policies for your convenience below.

If you must cancel, telephone Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 and follow your call with a written/email request.  All cancellations will incur a $25.00 fee.  Please note that we cannot refund cancellations received less than two weeks (10 business days) before the program date.

Refund Policy:
Your refund, less a cancellation fee, will be processed within two (2) weeks from the date we receive the written notification.  For credit card refunds, please allow one to two (1-2) billing cycles for the credit to appear on your statement.

Specific Aids or Services:
Please call Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 if, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you require specific aids or services during your visit to this continuing education program.