On November 13, 2019 1199 nurses from throughout Connecticut joined together to attend the Training Fund’s 8th Annual Nursing Conference. This year’s theme was “Nurses as Leaders” and workshops included:
- Nursing Documentation: Currently nursing facilities are tasked with providing high quality care while keeping healthcare costs low. Adverse medical events impact both quality of outcomes and cost of care. This session will provide attendees with essential nursing documentation and order transcription best practices to ensure safe, effective healthcare delivery.
- Improving LGBTQ+ Patient Outcomes by Reducing Unconscious Bias: This presentation is designed to help all disciplines within healthcare identify opportunities to improve LGBTQ+ patient outcomes by reducing unconscious bias in the care we provide. Utilizing evidence-based research, clinicians will learn about the impact a patient’s identity has on the medical care they receive, the increased incidence of certain medical diagnoses, the impact of a delay in diagnosis and their potential effect on the business of providing care.
At the end of the day, participants help up cards to share with others how they would enhance their leadership skills. These included:
- Being a better listener
- Educating my co-workers to do the right thing at the right time
- Not being biased to the LGBTQ community
- Continuing to be kind
- Listening! Listening! Listening!
- Continuing to learn
- Keeping myself educated and sharing with others what I learn
- Respecting other opinions
- Motivating and inspiring others
- Inspiring team work