Welcome to the 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 Music City Center in Nashville, TN on September 17-19, 2018.
For 31 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.
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 the Music City! 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:
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 OR and ASC managers attending the OR Manager Conference.
The PACU Manager Summit was developed by experienced leaders of Post Anesthesia Care Units (PACU), in collaboration with other leaders of the perioperative suite.
PACU Nurse Manager
Carson Tahoe Health
Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Surgical Services and Senior Director, Surgical Nursing, Main Campus, Cleveland Clinic
Nursing Director: Post Anesthesia Care
Massachusetts General Hospital
Clinical Professional Development and Manager Eye Surgery, Laser Eye Center
UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Director Surgical Services, Operations and Service Lines Group
Senior Advisor, Surgical Services
Ohio Health Grant Medical Center
Director, Surgical Services
Doctor’s Hospital of Augusta
Chief Experience Officer (CXO)
OR Manager Conference
President, CLS Development and Writer
Associate Operating Officer, Perioperative Services and Associate Nursing Officer, Surgery Patient Care
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
The PACU Manager Summit provides you with plenty of opportunities to earn contact hours throughout the three days you will spend in Nashville!
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.
You have the opportunity to earn 19.0 contact hours during the Summit program through workshop and 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 the PACU Manager Summit, you will receive a personalized CE certificate listing the total number of contact hours you earned for attending various sessions.
CAPA, CPAN, and RN Designations
Sessions at the PACU Manager Summit are eligible for both direct and indirect contact hours as designated by the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. As such, CE credits earned at the PACU Manager Summit may be used for recertification of CPAN and CAPA designations.
Continuing education credits earned by attending workshops, breakout sessions, keynotes, and other programs are applicable for maintaining RN certification status.
Direct and Indirect Care Categories
Two categories of continual learning activities have been identified by ABPANC: Direct Care and Indirect Care.
Direct Care learning activities directly impact perianesthesia patients, their family, and significant others. In other words, Direct Care is about patients and their loved ones. For example, a class, inservice, or home study about ABG Interpretation applies to Direct Care as would writing a policy and procedure dealing with hyperthermia.
Indirect Care learning activities primarily impact nurses and their ability to deliver perianesthesia nursing care. In other words, Indirect Care is about nurses. For example, a class on Nursing Leadership applies to Indirect Care as would serving on the Education Committee of an ASPAN component.
CE Credits from Monday’s Workshop
Monday’s workshop takes a look at staffing 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 an All Access or PACU Manager Summit Only registration, you have the opportunity to obtain 19.0 contact hours from the full conference program, including the Monday’s Workshop. During the Exhibit Hall 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, and poster sessions.
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, September 17.
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 2018 program is approved for 16.75 AEU credits by BASC Provider #1301. Sunday’s Pre-Conference Workshops are approved for 6.0 AEU credits. All attendees registered for the AEU sessions will receive the content area breakdown and completion certificate post-conference.
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 Summit.
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 and OR Manager Conference together.
|Early Bird Rate||$1,179||6/29/2018|
Attend all three days of the PACU Manager Summit with Keynote Speakers, Networking Events and Exhibit Hall events included.
PACU Manager Summit workshops and breakout sessions not included.
|Early Bird Rate||$699||6/29/2018|
Bring your OR or ASC Manager! Attend all three days of the OR Manager Conference with Keynote Speakers, Networking Events and Exhibit Hall events included.
|Early Bird Rate||$979||6/29/2018|
|OR Manager Kickoff Party Guest Ticket||$40|
|OR Manager’s Night Out||$50 ($60 onsite)|
Add these full-day workshops to your PACU Manager Summit registration, or attend just the workshop. Both programs are on Sunday, 9/16 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
|ASC Administrator Course: Make QAPI Work for You||$495|
|Perioperative Leadership Course: Leading Teams to Higher Performance||$495|
Cancellations: All cancellations must be made in writing and will be subject to a $250 service fee (per attendee). Registrants who cancel before July 31, 2018 will receive a refund of their payment minus the service fee. Registrants who do not cancel prior to July 31, 2018 will be liable for the full registration fee. If for any reason, Access Intelligence decides to cancel or postpone this conference, Access Intelligence is not responsible for covering airfare and other travel costs incurred by clients. Registrants who fail to attend and do not cancel prior to the event are not entitled to a credit or refund of any kind. There are no exceptions.
Substitutions: Substitutions may be made at any time for confirmed registrants. Notice of substitution must be made in writing and sent to: PACU Manager Summit, 9211 Corporate Blvd, 4th Floor, Rockville, MD 20850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age Policy: No one under the age of 18 is permitted to register, attend, or be in the exhibit hall and/or pre-conference and conference sessions including Keynotes and receptions, at any time under any circumstance during the PACU Manager Summit. There are no exceptions.
Questions: If you need assistance, please contact PACU Manager Summit customer service at 800-550-2880 or email@example.com.
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 2018, 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 contact hours.
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, get real answers that will assist you with cost-effective efficiencies in your PACU.
Cost-Saving Features: We understand that spending 3 or more days away from the PACU 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 operating 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.
Already registered? Not a problem. If you have already paid for a conference pass the OR Manager Conference will reimburse your pass upon acceptance into the volunteer program.
Registration, General Questions and Customer Service
Phone: 800-550-2880 or +1-301-354-2100
Conference Program Manager
Conference and Operations Coordinator
Music City Center
September 17-19, 2018
Earn CEs and AEUs through workshops, breakout sessions, and keynotes. Additional credit hours can be earned through poster sessions and exhibitor presentations.
More information to come.