Welcome to the inaugural PACU Manager Summit!
The PACU Manager Summit is where leaders of the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) network, learn and grow their leadership careers. In conjunction with the OR Manager Conference, this executive conference is hosted at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center on October 2-4, 2017.
For 30 years the OR Manager Conference has been the #1 perioperative leadership conference. Built on the educational content each month in the OR Manager newsletter, the conference focuses on the issues that OR managers, directors, business managers, and other leaders of the surgical suite face every day, from leadership to business acumen to innovative technologies. OR Manager recognizes the importance of the recovery room and its collaboration with the OR to ensure patient safety, quality, and efficiency. Not to mention, in a ‘do more with less’ era, many leaders are tasked with oversight of the OR and PACU.
Introducing the PACU Manager Summit…
Join PACU leaders from across the nation for three days of intense educational workshop and breakout sessions, as well as keynote presentations in sunny Orlando, Florida! Earn your CEs while networking with your peers and with solution providers from exhibitors offering the latest technologies and solutions to meet your needs. You will receive the same high-quality education designed specifically for managers and above that is tailored to the PACU, including:
– Strategies for breaking down perioperative silos and improving anesthesia and PACU nursing collaboration
– Mentorship and Staff Development at all levels
– Staffing resolutions with an element of PEDs competency
– Applying operations research to plan for change
– Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
This is THE conference that will enable you to take your career to the next level.
Plus, with a joint exhibit hall, select networking functions and keynotes, you will be able to meet PACU managers attending the PACU Manager Summit.
Earn CEs by attending:
– Monday’s Workshop
– Breakout Sessions
– Keynote Speaker Presentations
– Poster Gallery Sessions
– Exhibitor CE Presentations
The PACU Manager Summit was developed by experienced leaders of Post Anesthesia Care Units (PACU), in collaboration with other leaders of the perioperative suite.
Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Surgical Services and Senior Director, Surgical Nursing, Main Campus, Cleveland Clinic
Nursing Director: Post Anesthesia Care, Massachusetts General Hospital
Administrative Director of Perioperative and Trauma Services, University of Utah Healthcare
Director Surgical Services, Operations and Service Lines Group, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)
Nurse Manager Operating Room, Center for Advanced Medicine Ambulatory Surgery Center Long Island Medical Center/Northwell Health System
Regional Perioperative Director, Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region
Chief Experience Office (CXO) SurgeryDirect
Director of Perioperative Services, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Education Coordinator, PACU Manager Summit
Clinical Editor, OR Manager
President, CLS Development and Writer, OR Manager
Director of Surgical Services, UPMC
Editor, OR Manager
Director, Patient Care Services, Norton Institute for Nursing
The PACU Manager Summit provides you with plenty of opportunities to earn contact hours throughout the three days you will spend in Orlando!
You have the opportunity to earn 11.75 contact hours during the Summit program through breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and general sessions. Access Intelligence is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #15831. At the conclusion of OR Manager Conference, you will receive a personalized CE certificate listing the workshop, breakout sessions and CE programs you attended and the contact hours you earned.
In addition, this program is approved for 14.75 hours of AEU credits by BASC Provider #1301. All attendees registered for the AEU sessions will receive the content area breakdown and completion certificate post-conference.
The workshop and breakout sessions at the PACU Manager Summit cover the full spectrum of topics that PACU managers and directors face each and every day. The PACU Manager Summit is dedicated to providing PACU leadership with best practices, upcoming trends, and challenges with solutions to take to their facility to improve the effectiveness of patient care.
CE Credits from Monday’s Workshop
Monday’s workshop takes a look at throughput issues facing PACU leadership. You’ll gain new information, best practices and strategies you can take back to your PACU. By attending this workshop, you can earn 4 additional contact hours
CE Credits at the Summit
By attending the PACU Manager Summit with a PACU+ or Summit Only registration, you have the opportunity to obtain 19.0 contact hours. During the Exhibit hours, you will have the opportunity to earn additional contact hours by participating in the Hybrid OR Town Hall Session, CE programs presented by exhibitors (up to 4.5 CEs), and poster sessions (up to 10.0 CEs).
CE Credits at the Poster Gallery
The PACU Manager Summit will join forces with the OR Manager Conference Poster Gallery. The Poster Gallery will be open during all Exhibition hours (located inside the Exhibit Hall). You will have the opportunity to meet with poster authors and discuss their research during our poster sessions. To receive additional contact hours after the poster presentations, an online quiz will be available in our e-Gallery, which will be available upon the Summit’s opening on Monday, October 2.
CE Credits Presented by Exhibitors
During the Exhibit hours, you will have the opportunity to participate in CE programs presented by exhibitors and earn contact hours. Each program is worth 0.5 contact hours and you must attend at least 2 sessions to earn 1 contact hour.
The 2017 program is approved for 14.75 hours of AEU credits by BASC Provider #1301. All attendees registered for the AEU sessions will receive the content area breakdown and completion certificate post-conference.
Click here for the list of Eligible Session Domains.
The Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM) certification is for perioperative leaders interested in improving and validating their managerial knowledge and skills to advance the performance of their surgical services departments.
CSSM certification validates the achievement of the baccalaureate-prepared manager who demonstrates current proficiency as an administrator in the perioperative setting.
CCI delivers the CSSM exam to recognize the important role managers have in directing staff, programs and budgets in delivering safe patient care. The purpose of the CSSM credential is to provide recognition for the important and distinct role of surgical services managers.
By attending sessions at the PACU Manager Summit, you will receive credit towards your continuing education coursework requirements necessary for the exam application, as well as recertification activities. Learn more about the CSSM credential and requirements on www.cc-institute.org/cssm.
PACU Manager Summit
P.O. Box 9187, Gaithersburg, MD 20898-9187
Fax: Complete the PDF Registration Form and fax to 301-340-7136
Phone: Call +1-800-550-2880 or +1-301-354-2100 (between 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST)
Click here to download a W-9 Form for Access Intelligence LLC/PACU Manager Conference.
When more than one person from a facility registers, each additional registrant will receive a 10% discount on the registration rate. All members of the group must register at the same time.
Attend all three days of the PACU Manager Summit with Keynote Speakers, Networking Events and Exhibit Hall events included.
OR Manager Conference workshops and breakout sessions not included.
|Early Bird Discount||$599||6/30/2017|
|Advance Rate Discount||$649||9/8/2017|
Attend all three days of both the OR Manager Conference and PACU Manager Summit. Choose which sessions you attend and move throughout at your leisure.
|Early Bird Discount||$1, 099||6/30/2017|
|Advance Rate Discount||$1, 199||9/8/2017|
|Regular Rates||$1, 299||10/4/2017|
Interested in attending the OR Manager Conference? View Pricing.
The education you will receive at the PACU Manager Summit is extremely valuable, though you may need to validate to management your reasons for wanting to attend.
The PACU Manager Summit has compiled a justification toolkit that will help with those needs. We have included several helpful items, including a customized sample letter to management.
What to emphasize with management
A few ideas to include when compiling your request:
Conference Materials: Offer to share the information with co-workers. Bring home your conference materials to let co-workers share in the conference experience.
Current Speaker Lineup: At the PACU Manager Summit, you will have direct access to dozens of experts. Information sharing, question-and-answer sessions and networking are a vital part of the conference experience.
Networking Opportunities: Interact with other PACU managers and directors who share the same goals. These networking contacts can be invaluable once you return to work. The contacts you make at the conference can provide input far into the future on a variety of work-related topics. Learn more about all of our networking events in 2017, here.
CE Programs Presented by Exhibitors: You can participate in 30 minute presentations by exhibiting companies and have the opportunity to earn contact hours. Each presentation is worth 0.5 contact hours; you must attend at least two presentations to earn one contact hour.
Exhibitor Guide: Between conference sessions, the education continues throughout the exhibit hall floor. Exhibitors are there to learn about your day-to-day challenges and discuss solutions. Here is your chance to ask the hard questions and get real answers that will assist you with cost-effective efficiencies in your facility.
Cost-Saving Features: We understand that spending 3 or more days away from your facility can be expensive, so we’ve worked to bring you savings wherever possible.
Sample Trip Report: Create a trip report after the conference. This report should discuss the sessions you have attended and how you will apply those concepts to your recovery room. Once your supervisor sees how much you have learned during the week and how it can be applied in your facility, they will be more likely to send you to a conference again. Click here for a sample trip report that may be used when presenting your request.
The PACU Manager Summit needs your help! In exchange for your assistance at the conference you could attend complimentary workshops and sessions.
Please complete the Volunteer Application and submit it to Taylor Shaw, Conference Program Manager, at TShaw@accessintel.com to apply for the Volunteer Program.
Already registered? Not a problem. If you have already paid for a conference pass the PACU Manager Summit will reimburse your pass upon acceptance into the volunteer program.
Phone: 800-550-2880 or +1-301-354-2100
Conference Program Manager
Conference and Operations Coordinator
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
October 2-4, 2017
Earn up to 19.0 CEs and 14.75 AEUs through workshops, breakout sessions, and keynotes. Additional credit hours can be earned through poster sessions and exhibitor presentations.
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