ARN Mission Statement
The Association of Rehabilitation nurses promotes and advances professional rehabilitation, nursing practice through education, advocacy, collaboration and research to enhance the quality of life for those affected by disability and chronic illness.
GPC ARN EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE 2015
FROM ANAHEIM TO ANNENBERG: REHAB NURSES JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE
GPC ARN sponsored a dynamic rehab nursing conference for about 100 nurses at the Annenberg Center on April 24, 2015. The Keynote Speaker was Sharon Murphy Potts of ReMed. As President for the National Association of Rehab Nurses organization, she presented on "The Essential Role of the Rehabilitation Nurse in Facilitating Care Transitions". In her presentation, she identified that the rehab nurse plays a key role in care transitions for individuals with a disability. The rehab nurse's expertise, with a defined and unique skill set and knowledge to manage care of patients with disabling conditions can develop the needed patient-family centered interventions.
Other presentations included information on Pressure Ulcers, Discharge Planning for Patients with TBI, Quality of Care Bundled Approach to Prevention of Hospital Associated Infections, Electronic Medical Records, Managing the Medically Complex Patient, Respiratory Risk Assessment, and Caritas Consciousness.
A big thanks to our Sponsors and Vendors. The Event Sponsor was Bryn Mawr Rehab; Key note Speaker Sponsor: Astor, Weiss, Kaplan and Mandel; Breakfast and Break sponsors: HelpHopeLive and Nursing Consultation Inc and Lunch Sponsor MossRehab and MossRehab Physical Medicine Associates. The concluding thought for the day from Sharon was "The Future is Now". Rehab NURSES ROCK!