2019 LTC Juanita Warman Nursing Excellence Conference

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American Lake Conference Center

8085 NCO Beach Road

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98438

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Nursing today presents unique, complex, and varied patient care challenges. This conference is an opportunity to explore emerging trends in healthcare and implications for nursing, describe evidence-based management of selected clinical situations, and discuss selected topics related to patient safety.

Lieutenant Colonel Juanita Warman was a certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specialized in treating post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Her distinguished military career on Active Duty and the Reserves spanned more than two decades. She served in the Unites States and Europe, and as an activated reservist at Madigan, she served as the Hospital Bed Manager. Seeking a deployment that would take her downrange and closer to soldiers, LTC Warman volunteered for deployment to Iraq to better treat military personnel serving overseas. She had been at Fort Hood for only 24 hours, preparing for a deployment to Iraq, when she and 12 others were shot and killed, on November 5, 2009.

This will be the 10th Annual Nursing Conference hosted by Madigan Army Medical Center held in her honor.

Schedule of Events:

0700-0745: Registration

0745-0750: Administration Announcements

0750-0800: DCIS Welcoming Remarks

0800-0900: "What is Possible in Nursing?" By Dr. Cara Barker, PhD, ARNP

0900-1000: "Trauma, It’s All Fun and Games Until..." By Tara Spears

1000-1020: BREAK

1020-1110: "Interdisciplinary Rounding" By LT Kelsey Gaoean, RN, BSN and LT Jennifer Graham, RN, BSN followed by interactive panel

1110-1210: "Building a Climate for Healing: Communication Tools for the Trade" By Tammie Bhang, DNP, ARNP, ACHPN

1210-1310: LUNCH (provided)

1310-1410: "Diabetic Management and Counseling" By Sean Smith, RN

1410-1500: "Workplace Violence" By CPT Katie Blanchard, RN

1500-1520: BREAK

1520-1620: "Nursing Beyond the Basics" By Nurse Blake RN, BSN

1620-1630: Commander's Closing Remarks and Evaluation


Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

Yes, if you do not have have base access with a military CAC card, we will contact you with further info about getting a temporary pass from the visitor's center the morning of the event. Please plan ahead to include time if appropriate.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is plenty of parking availble at the venue. Only transportation available will be personal vehicle, but we do encourage carpooling with someone who has base access if possible.

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98438

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