Winter Haven (Fla.) Hospital cohosted the annual American Nurses Credentialing Center National Magnet Conference Oct. 2-4 at the Orange County Convention Center. More than 7,500 nurses and nursing executives were on hand to celebrate Magnet recognition and share evidence-based practices.
Conference attendees learned about challenges posed by the evolving role of nursing in the current healthcare environment and strategies to evaluate best practices based in science and innovation. Forty-two Winter Haven Hospital nurses attended the conference; and an additional 68 team members volunteered for support roles, such as set-up assistants, greeters and guides.
In addition, Winter Haven Hospitals Noel Holdsworth, RN, PHMNP-BC, gave a presentation on nurse satisfaction as it relates to the work environment. The presentation focused on identifying the role of compassion satisfaction in preventing burnout.
Winter Haven Hospital also presented a case study as part of the poster presentation educational activity. The presentation described the hospitals approach to integrate an innovative depression screening to all acute-care patients. Winter Haven team members also gave an exclusive tour to 40 international RNs who attended the conference. The tour included visits and discussions from leaders of Winter Haven Hospitals critical care, cardiovascular services, dialysis services, neonatal services, neurology and neurosurgery services, oncology, orthopedics and rehabilitation services. Tour attendees were from Australia, Brazil, China, Finland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea and the United Kingdom.
Other cohosts included Tampa General Hospital and Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando. The 2014 conference will be held Oct. 8-10 in Dallas.