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Leading at the Bedside: Do Families Trust you?

Meeting Description:
This session will discuss ways that direct caregivers can serve as leaders. In today's environment, where everyone is challenged with increasing efficiency, providing high quality care, and keeping up with the constant changes, nurses are challenged to function at a higher level. Coming to work and just doing your job no longer seems to be enough.
Nurses are asked to participate in extra projects and committees, advance their education and/or obtain certification, be a team player, make sure patients and families are happy with their care, and maintain a positive attitude. Patients and families have high expectations and expect to be involved in their care. Recognizing how you, as a direct care nurse, can function as a leader may be enhanced by understanding the concept of trust, both in how you trust others, and in how patients and families form a trusting relationship with you and all caregivers.

Learning Outcome 1: The learner will be able to identify innovative strategies essential for managing the challenges facing pediatric hematology/oncology nurses and the patients we serve.

Learning Outcome 2: The learner will demonstrate increased knowledge related to the care of children, adolescents and young adults with hematologic or oncologic disorders.

CE Accreditation: Participants will be awarded 1 CNE upon completion of the hour long webinar and submission of a post test and evaluation. Attendance for the entire session is required for CNE credit. A link will be distributed after the webinar.

Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers' Commission on Accreditation.

Faculty Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationship(s): Faculty and nurse planners report no conflict of interest with the content of this activity.

Date: Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Time: 01:00 PM CST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): APHON
 Presenter Information
Kaye Schmidt, MA RN NEA-BC CPON®
Speaker Photo

Kaye Schmidt received her BSN at South Dakota State University in 1983, and her Master's in Nursing from the University of Iowa in 1991.  She is currently the Senior Director of the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Children's Health; Children's Medical Center in Dallas. She has spent her entire career in pediatric hematology-oncology, including 30 years in management. She has been in her current position for almost 14 years. As a senior nursing leader in her current position, she is involved in managing rapid change as the industry experiences ongoing change in the current market.  She has spoken on the implications of health care reform on the pediatric hematology-oncology population several times over the past 5 years.