Pre & Post Conference Sessions

Pre & Post Conference Sessions & Certs

Pre-Con Sessions (Sunday)

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Newbie BootCamp

What it takes, what’s involved and how to get started as a traveling healthcare professional. Great for those dreaming about traveling, those just starting their traveling career, and those that want to fill in the gaps in their understanding of the basics.

Provides 7 Contact Hrs for RNs.
Other disciplines pending

Instructors: Multiple
$79 – TravCon Attendees
$99 – General Public

Detailed Description

Newbie BootCamp is completely re-vamped & extended for 2019! It provides more content to cover the fundamentals & for those new to traveling. 

Whether you have been working in your position for 5 or 25 years, healthcare travelers have a unique set of challenges unrelated to their clinical skills.

Sessions provide the basics of traveling as a healthcare professional – what it takes, what’s involved and how to get started.

This information is not repeated during the main conference – it provides the framework of information necessary to fully engage in the main conference sessions.

Where & How do I Begin?

The Ins & Outs of Travel Life: How to Prepare & Set Yourself up for Success

Are all agencies the same? Advantages of working with multiple.

Basics of Pay: What are you worth?

How to minimize the pain of credentialing.

Resources to know: Agency Sites, Job Boards etc

The Submission Process & Basics of Interviews

Tying it all together: Faculty Panel Q&A

Newbie BootCamp Reception!

Sunday, Sept 8th, 2019
Bally’s Conference Center

8:30a-9a – Sign-In
9a-5p – Sessions
12p-1p – Lunch (on your own)
5p-7:30p – BootCamp Reception

Detailed Description

**AM & PM Coffee & snacks provided

Many restaurants on site for your lunch.

Medical Spanish Intensive

Learn the necessary Spanish phrases to get you through your shifts & communicate with your patients. This 7 hr intensive gives you lots of time to practice so you'll be ready to roll in Espanol. This intensive is popular year after year!

Provides 7 Contact Hrs for RN/LPN/LVN/Other

Instructor: Tracey Long, PhD, RN, MS, CDE, CNE, CCRN
$89 – TravCon Attendees
$109 – General Public

Health care professionals who can speak conversational and basic Spanish phrases to Spanish–speaking patients can improve patient satisfaction, decrease communication errors and potentially avoid medical errors.

Learn the basics you’ve always wanted to know to get you through your shifts. This is a 7 hour intensive that gives you lots of time to practice so you can walk out ready to ‘Habla’!

Introduction to Spanish, making introductions, the alphabet, cognates, parts of speech, how to learn a foreign language and cultural competence principles.

Vocabulary for time, numbers, gender of nouns, and asking admitting questions.

Introduction to verbs, parts of the body and general health assessment questions

Vocabulary for calendar, occupations, and body systems assessment.

Vocabulary for meals, possessives and useful irregular verbs.

Vocabulary for insurance questions, background information, diagnostic tests and mock scenarios putting it all together.

Plus plenty of practice time during sessions so you cement what you’re learned!

Sunday, Sept 8th, 2019
Bally’s Conference Center

8:30a-9a – Sign-In
9a-5:30p – Sessions
12:15p-1:15p – Lunch (on your own)

**AM & PM Coffee & snacks provided

Many restaurants on site for your lunch.

CCRN Exam Cram

Get Certified! This 8 hr class gives you all the tools necessary to pass the Adult CCRN Certification Exam. Great prep for the PCCN exam too! Suitable for ICU, Stepdown, PCU, Tele, Intermediate Care, Direct Obs, Transitional Care & ED RNs.

Provides 7.5 Contact Hrs for RN/LPN/LVN/Other from ANCC

$99 – TravCon Attendees
$119 – General Public

The CCRN Exam Cram is a condensed, detailed review of AACN’s blueprint for the CCRN Certification Examination & is designed for the critical care nurse preparing for the exam, or those preparing for the PCCN exam.

The instructor will provide a lecture format covering anatomy and physiology, assessment (including hemodynamics and utilization of noninvasive and invasive monitoring tools) & pathophysiology in a systems approach.

Topics include: cardiac, pulmonary, neurology, renal, endocrine, hematology, gastrointestinal, psychological and legal aspects of care.

This review is not an introduction to the critical care environment, but a comprehensive overview of information for the nurse preparing for the CCRN or PCCN Exam.

Test-Taking Strategies
 
Hematology System
 
Cardiac System
 
Endocrine System
 
Neurological System
 
Renal System
 
Pulmonary System
 
Gastrointestinal System
 
Multisystem Review

Sunday, Sept 8th, 2019
Bally’s Conference Center

8a-8:30a – Sign-In
8:30a-5:30p – Lectures
12:30p-1:15p – Lunch (on your own)

**AM & PM Coffee & snacks provided

Many restaurants on site for your lunch.

NRP Renewals: AM Session

This class is for re-certification for those that are current (or who have expired) & are currently working in an area that requires it (delivery & care of newborns). 10am-1pm session.

Instructor: Patricia Pitts, RNC-OB
$35 – Online Cert Prior to Arrival
$89 – Hands on Session

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) offers education based on the 2010 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)/American Heart Association (AHA) “Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Emergency Cardiovascular Care: Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines.”

It is designed for any healthcare professional involved in the delivery and care of newborns.  This class is for recertification for those that are current or who have expired and currently working in an area that requires it . For those people who have never taken NRP, or do not work in an area where it is actively required, this course is NOT recommended. 

Additionally, there is no longer a distinction between Certification and Renewal. All students need to take the online examination prior to arrival, then participate in the same activities in the on-site NRP Course. However, participation will be tailored to the experience of the student.

This is a convenient & low stress way to keep current on this certification. Learning time is designed to learn/refresh skills of Neonatal Resuscitation & is not a pass/fail testing session.

Instructor: Patricia Carter Pitts RNC
High Risk OB/ NRP Instructor.

NRP – $35
online (prior to arrival), $89 skill session (at conference)

To access the online exam, follow the steps below:

1) Visit Healthstream to log in
2) Select “Create User ID and Password”
3) For Institution, select “Self-Registration”
4) Once logged in, go to the Catalog tab, then select “NRP 7th Edition Provider Curriculum ($35)”
5) Select “Enroll” and then you can enter your credit card information.

For further assistance, attached is a how-to guide for ease of reference.
7th Edition Textbook:

Sunday, Sept 8th, 2019
Bally’s Conference Center

10a-1p – NRP Session

NRP Renewals: PM Session

This class is for re-certification for those that are current (or who have expired) & are currently working in an area that requires it (delivery & care of newborns). 1:30-3:30pm session.

Instructor: Patricia Pitts, RNC-OB
$35 – Online Cert Prior to Arrival
$89 – Hands on Session

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) offers education based on the 2010 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)/American Heart Association (AHA) “Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Emergency Cardiovascular Care: Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines.”

It is designed for any healthcare professional involved in the delivery and care of newborns.  This class is for recertification for those that are current or who have expired and currently working in an area that requires it . For those people who have never taken NRP, or do not work in an area where it is actively required, this course is NOT recommended. 

Additionally, there is no longer a distinction between Certification and Renewal. All students need to take the online examination prior to arrival, then participate in the same activities in the on-site NRP Course. However, participation will be tailored to the experience of the student.

This is a convenient & low stress way to keep current on this certification. Learning time is designed to learn/refresh skills of Neonatal Resuscitation & is not a pass/fail testing session.

Instructor: Patricia Carter Pitts RNC
High Risk OB/ NRP Instructor.

NRP – $35
online (prior to arrival), $89 skill session (at conference)

To access the online exam, follow the steps below:

1) Visit Healthstream to log in
2) Select “Create User ID and Password”
3) For Institution, select “Self-Registration”
4) Once logged in, go to the Catalog tab, then select “NRP 7th Edition Provider Curriculum ($35)”
5) Select “Enroll” and then you can enter your credit card information.

For further assistance, attached is a how-to guide for ease of reference.
7th Edition Textbook:

Sunday, Sept 8th, 2019
Bally’s Conference Center

1:30p-4:30p – NRP Session

Intermediate AWHONN
Course

This is the AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course for clinicians who have completed a Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring class, & who utilize Fetal Heart Monitoring in the intrapartum setting.

Instructors:
Nadina Sweeney & Onika Davis
2 Day Class – 8 hrs each day

In this course you will explore the pathophysiology of Fetal Monitoring, do case studies, learn to place FSE and IUPC, learn Leopold’s Maneuver, & practice professional communication throughout the healthcare team.  It is a two day course with an exam at the end of the second day.

When you pass the exam and do a course survey, you will receive 18 hours of CNE and a certificate of completion for your records.

Instructors:
Nadina Sweeney & Onika Davis

1) Register Online in your TravCon Registration Account

2) Purchase required textbook for intermediate certification (Intermediate Student 6th Edition for $120). Course ID 000W1915928.

***Each textbook has a single-use registration code required for your certificate. Be careful of purchasing used books as the code may no longer be valid.

3) Bring textbook to class & have fun learning with your new travel friends!

***For those wishing to take this course without attending the conference, a link will be available soon to register.

Sat, Sept 7th  9am-5:30pm &
Sun, Sept 8th  9am-5:30pm

Bally’s Conference Center
Specific room location available upon arrival.

NRP Renewal

Mid-Con Certifications (Mon & Tues)

BLS

Renew your BLS while at the conference! 1 hr sessions are available throughout Mon & Tues.

**Must purchase & complete AHA online certificate prior to arrival.

Instructor: National Institute for Healthcare Education

$29 online (prior to arrival)
$39 skill session (at conference)

BLS, ACLS, PALS InstructorThe online portion must be completed prior to arrival – please arrive with printed certificate in hand. The instructor will be conducting the Skills Sessions (Parts 2 & 3) only. This is a quick, convenient, and LOW STRESS way for you to stay current on these certifications. Printed cards will be issued at end of course. This blended learning for ACLS, PALS, or BLS is per AHA rules open to ALL new, expired, or renewing students.

You can do the online portion at your own pace – stretch it out over an evening or even several days if you want – then you’ll spend less time in a classroom for the Skills Session review and checkoff – and you’re done! This is especially recommended for those who suffer from test anxiety because you can repeat the online scenarios and final exam until you pass, and the instructor will make sure you know what you need to know to pass the skills portion.

Complete the AHA online  ‘HeartCode BLS’ Part 1 before you come to the conference.

Print the Online AHA Certificate(s) and bring them with you to the Skills Session.

You may either register for the skills session at the same time as the main conference, or anytime up until Sept 6th.

Sunday, Sept 9th & 10th
Bally’s Conference Center

Registrations are due in advance so we have enough instructors available.

1 Hr sessions will be available for sign-ups throughout Monday & Tuesday in the registration portal. 

ACLS

Renew your ACLS while at the conference! 2 hr sessions are available throughout Mon & Tues.

**Must purchase & complete AHA online certificate prior to arrival.

Instructor: National Institute for Healthcare Education

$132 online (prior to arrival)
$89 skill session (at conference)

BLS, ACLS, PALS InstructorThe online portion must be completed prior to arrival – please arrive with printed certificate in hand. The instructor will be conducting the Skills Sessions (Parts 2 & 3) only. This is a quick, convenient, and LOW STRESS way for you to stay current on these certifications. Printed cards will be issued at end of course. This blended learning for ACLS, PALS, or BLS is per AHA rules open to ALL new, expired, or renewing students.

You can do the online portion at your own pace – stretch it out over an evening or even several days if you want – then you’ll spend less time in a classroom for the Skills Session review and checkoff – and you’re done! This is especially recommended for those who suffer from test anxiety because you can repeat the online scenarios and final exam until you pass, and the instructor will make sure you know what you need to know to pass the skills portion.

Complete the AHA online  ‘HeartCode ACLS’ Part 1 before you come to the conference.

Print the Online AHA Certificate(s) and bring them with you to the Skills Session.

You may either register for the skills session at the same time as the main conference, or anytime up until Sept 6th.

Sunday, Sept 9th & 10th
Bally’s Conference Center

Registrations are due in advance so we have enough instructors available.

2 Hr sessions will be available for sign-ups throughout Monday & Tuesday in the registration portal. 

While it’s unlikely to take 3 hours, we are required to schedule this amount of time per AHA.

PALS

Renew your PALS while at the conference! 3 hr sessions are available throughout Mon & Tues.

**Must purchase & complete AHA online certificate prior to arrival.

Instructor: National Institute for Healthcare Education

$132 online (prior to arrival)
$109 skill session (at conference)

BLS, ACLS, PALS InstructorThe online portion must be completed prior to arrival – please arrive with printed certificate in hand. The instructor will be conducting the Skills Sessions (Parts 2 & 3) only. This is a quick, convenient, and LOW STRESS way for you to stay current on these certifications. Printed cards will be issued at end of course. This blended learning for ACLS, PALS, or BLS is per AHA rules open to ALL new, expired, or renewing students.

You can do the online portion at your own pace – stretch it out over an evening or even several days if you want – then you’ll spend less time in a classroom for the Skills Session review and checkoff – and you’re done! This is especially recommended for those who suffer from test anxiety because you can repeat the online scenarios and final exam until you pass, and the instructor will make sure you know what you need to know to pass the skills portion.

Complete the AHA online  ‘HeartCode PALS’ Part 1 before you come to the conference.

Print the Online AHA Certificate(s) and bring them with you to the Skills Session.

You may either register for the skills session at the same time as the main conference, or anytime up until Sept 6th.

Sunday, Sept 9th & 10th
Bally’s Conference Center

Registrations are due in advance so we have enough instructors available.

3 Hr sessions will be available for sign-ups throughout Monday & Tuesday in the registration portal. 

While it’s unlikely to take 3 hours, we are required to schedule this amount of time per AHA.

Post-Con Sessions (Wednesday)

Advanced AWHONN
Renewal

The Advanced class is for clinicians who have completed an Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring class, & who utilize Fetal Heart Monitoring in the intrapartum setting.

Instructor:
Carol Lindsey
One 8hr Day Class
Wednesday 8:30am-5:30pm
Brunch included for TravCon attendees

This course is designed for clinicians who have completed the AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring course or comparable fetal monitoring education, building on that foundation through review of complex case scenarios. It meets the requirements of many travel contracts.

Participants receive CEUs for attendance and have the option to take an online test to validate their knowledge. It is encouraged that  all students take it as that’s typically what employers expect. 

Instructor:
Carol Lindsey
Course number: 000A1915711

1) Register for course in your TravCon Registration Account

2) Purchase required textbook for advanced certification. 
– Course number: 000A1915711
– Adv Course Student Pack, 5th ed $100. (Approx 2 wks delivery)

***Each manual has a single-use unique identifier that allows you to claim 8 CEUs. Be careful of purchasing used books as the code may no longer be valid.

3) Bring textbook to class & have fun learning with your new travel friends!

***For those wishing to take this course without attending the conference, a link will be available soon to register.

Wed, Sept 11th  8:30am-5:30pm

Bally’s Conference Center
Specific room location available upon arrival.

Medical Spanish Intensive

Learn the necessary Spanish phrases to get you through your shifts. This 6 hr intensive is slightly modified from the Sunday session so you still have time to catch both the Brunch before, & your flight afterwards. This intensive is popular year after year!

Provides 6 Contact Hrs for RN/LPN/LVN/Other

Instructor: Tracey Long, PhD, RN, MS, CDE, CNE, CCRN
$79 – TravCon Attendees
$99 – General Public

Health care professionals who can speak conversational and basic Spanish phrases to Spanish–speaking patients can improve patient satisfaction, decrease communication errors and potentially avoid medical errors.

Learn the basics you’ve always wanted to know to get you through your shifts. This is a 6 hour intensive that gives you lots of time to practice so you can walk out ready to ‘Habla’!

Introduction to Spanish, making introductions, the alphabet, cognates, parts of speech, how to learn a foreign language and cultural competence principles.

Vocabulary for time, numbers, gender of nouns, and asking admitting questions.

Verbs, anatomy vocabulary & General Assessment Questions. 

Vocabulary for family & Body Systems Assessment.

Clinical Conversations for Musculoskeletal & Reproductive Systems.

Plus plenty of practice time during sessions so you cement what you’re learned!

Wednesday, Sept 11th, 2019
Bally’s Skyview Rooms

11:15a-5:30p – Sessions

**You have time to come to Brunch first (included if you’re a TravCon attendee) and fill up on coffee & food before the class begins.

A light coffee service is provided in the afternoon.