Resource Type: Webinars

Virtual Classroom Series Session 4: Introducing the Expert Oversight TeleNurse™ Model

This model of virtual nursing focuses on retaining an experienced nurse to oversee a cohort of complex patients, monitoring for early signs of adverse patient events, mentoring novice nurses and providing support to bedside care teams.

Hear from Lisbeth Votruba, RN, MSN, CCO of AvaSure and the team from UCHealth, Amy Hassell, RN, MSN, Director of Patient Services and Dr. Hemali Patel, ACMO of Inpatient Services. Amy and Dr. Patel work in the innovative Virtual Care Center at UCHealth which helps to support monitoring for patient deterioration, post rapid-response monitoring and more using the Expert Oversight model of Virtual Nursing. Hear about how their program started, outcomes they’ve experienced over the past year and roadblocks they’ve faced in scaling their virtual nursing efforts.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • What’s driving the need for this nursing model, areas of focus and hear best practices from those who’ve already piloted.
  • Early outcomes from those already using this model to help detect adverse events sooner and drive satisfaction in nursing staff, especially novice team members.
  • Tips on staffing and scaling your virtual nursing program

Presenters:

Amy Hassell
 RN, MSN, Senior Director of Patient Services, UCHealth Virtual Health Center
Dr. Hemali Patel, MD, ACMO, Inpatient Services, UCHealth

This free, six-part series will take place the last Thursday of each month featuring Lisbeth along with special guests and experts. Lisbeth will cover key topics, lessons learned from ongoing programs, and audience questions. 

AONL Industry Insights Webinar: Keeping Pediatric Patients Safe with Virtual Sitting

Caring for children in the inpatient setting presents unique challenges for hospitals across the nation. The situation is exacerbated by persistent staffing shortages and the concurrent mental health crisis amongst young Americans. Hear how nurse leaders at a children’s hospital and an acute-care hospital are using virtual sitting for pediatric and adolescent patients and have succeeded in reducing adverse events while also reducing stress on families and caregivers. This AONL Industry Insights webinar is presented by AvaSure.

Top Lessons Learned from Implementing 1000 Virtual Monitoring Programs

CIO’s and IT departments in health systems across the U.S. are charting the course towards a camera in every room, but how to get there isn’t as easy as it seems. Many think a camera is just a camera – and that off-the-shelf hardware will help them achieve their clinical goals. But AvaSure has learned from our 15+ years of experience in virtual care, that installing a camera is only one part of building a successful monitoring program.

Hear from the AvaSure Chief Technology Officer, Toby Eadelman, who helped build the AvaSure platform, and Clinical Implementation Manager, Wendy Pompa-Breen, RN, who helps customers build successful virtual care programs every day, on best practices for standing up a virtual care program that is results-oriented and outcome driven.

Learn how to lay the foundation today, for a successful camera-in-every-room program tomorrow. In this webinar you will:

  • Hear from industry leaders on what 1,000+ hospitals have tried, failed or succeed at along their virtual care journey
  • Learn best practices in developing the workflow management, policy & procedures and implementation guidelines necessary to gain clinical buy-in and support from front-line staff
  • Learn from our CTO why the AvaSure platform is different – making it an effective and efficient clinical tool, from its ability to function in any room to its ability to easily integrate with your EHR.

Presenters:

Toby Eadelman, AvaSure Chief Technology Officer
Wendy Popma-Breen, BSN, BS, RN, AvaSure Manager of Clinical Implementation Services

Virtual Classroom Series Session 3: Building a Virtual Nursing Business Case

Join AvaSure Chief Clinical Officer, Lisbeth Votruba, MSN, RN, for Session 3! In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Learn how to partner clinical and IT resources to build a business case for virtual nursing
  • Identify key metrics to use as goals & benchmarks for your program
  • Get best practices for setting up an initial pilot & how to sell your leadership team on starting a program

Presenters: 

Lisbeth Votruba, MSN, RN, Chief Clinical Officer, AvaSure

Dana Peco, MSN, RN, Director of Clinical Sales, AvaSure

Investing in Nurse Retention: How Refreshing your Hardware can Help

Are you looking at your virtual care strategy? The easiest place to start is refreshing the systems you already have. Learn from AvaSure experts how to incorporate the latest technologies into your virtual care program. You won’t want to miss this session discussing how you can protect patient safety, manage costs effectively, and why leveraging available resources, like AvaSure’s nurse experts, is more critical than ever.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Key considerations and tips when planning your virtual care strategy
  • How AvaSure’s devices and software can support your program goals
  • Trade in options to help you save while taking advantage of the latest technology
  • How refreshing your program drives nurse satisfaction and patient safety

Presenters:

Jennifer Williams – Clinical Program Specialist

Justin Kuipers – Technical Sales Engineer

Chris DeYoung – Product Manager 

How Jefferson Health turned a capacity crisis into an opportunity with virtual nursing

There’s no telling what type of illness surges hospitals will see this year: Take lessons from Jefferson Health’s nurse-led virtual nursing pilot program here.

A surge in respiratory viruses over the fall and winter months placed immense capacity and resource strain on hospitals. This year, they can’t afford to wait and see what the next respiratory virus reason might bring.

In this session, leaders from Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health will share how a nurse-led approach helped the organization meet staffing demands during this past pediatric surge in respiratory syncytial virus cases. Colleen Mallozzi, RN, senior vice president and chief nursing informatics officer at Jefferson Health, and Laura Gartner, DNP, RN, clinical informatics director at the health system, will share how the team quickly expanded an existing virtual sitting program into a virtual nursing pilot to meet patient care and staffing demands.

Learning points:

  • The timely implementation of a systemwide virtual nursing pilot
  • The CNIO’s pivotal role in ensuring the clinical practice leads the technology and not the other way around
  • Critical steps to structure the program including the right setting, staffing, and outcome measurements

Presenters:

Colleen Mallozzi, MBA RN, SVP, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Jefferson Health

Laura Gartner DNP, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Division Director Clinical Informatics, Jefferson Health

Lisbeth Votruba, MSN, RN, Chief Clinical Officer, AvaSure

Virtual Classroom Series Session 2: Introducing the Clinical Resource TeleNurse™ Model: What is It and How Can It Help?

Join AvaSure Chief Clinical Officer, Lisbeth Votruba, MSN, RN, for Session 2! In this on-demand webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How the Clinical Resource TeleNurse focuses on offloading documentation and administrative burden from bedside teams, helping to optimize your labor force and deliver elevated patient care
  • What’s driving the need for this nursing model, areas of focus and hear best practices from those who’ve already piloted
  • Early outcomes from those already using this model to help reduce discharge time, increase patient & staff satisfaction and optimize outcomes

Presenters: 

Lisbeth Votruba, MSN, RN, Chief Clinical Officer, AvaSure

Wayde Batt, MSN, NEA-BC, BC-RN, Patient Services Manager, NSICU/Virtual Nursing, UNC Health Rex

Laura Gartner, DNP, MS, RN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, Director Clinical Informatics, Jefferson Health

AvaSure Break Out Session: Tales from the Front: Early Wins Beget Long-term Success

AvaSure: Break Out Session: Tales from the Front: Early Wins Beget Long-term Success

When staff sees the advantages of new technology, they are more likely to champion widespread use and new applications. Two hospitals describe how they achieved and communicated success right from the beginning of their program.

Presented by:

  • Baptist Medical Center
  • Valley Presbyterian