Call for Ambulatory Abstracts, CALNOC Invites Authors to Share Innovative Projects and Practices that have Advanced Strategic Priorities for Patient Care Improvement

CALNOC 2016 Conference Attendee shared

“The insight I received at the CALNOC conference left me inspired to advocate for nursing and be the voice, encourage emerging leaders to think outside the box, and put their heart in nursing. We need to continue empowering ourselves as one strong team.”

The 2017 Conference Planning Committee invites Ambulatory Facilities to share their journey, accomplishments, innovations, and improvements in performance with CALNOC’s nursing and quality communities by submitting an abstract for poster presentation. The Education Planning Committee may select your poster abstract for participation in conference podium panels.

Abstract Presenters will be able to share best practices and insights into the evolving efforts to improve patient care. Abstracts may focus on the following topics and include how benchmarking for quality improvement (with CALNOC data and reports, or in other QI methods) have helped your organization.


  • Use technology (especially web based) in support of CALNOC/QI measurement. We are especially interested in projects that have connected nursing sensitive indicator measure sets with your Electronic Health Record focusing on management of chronic conditions, immunizations and disease-prevention screenings.
  • Reduce and prevent Infections especially the elusive C-diff. bacteria.
  • Impact ED boarding, Left-Without-Being-Seen and ED thru put projects that have shown positive results.
  • Interdisciplinary team collaboration for improvement or adoption.
  • Sustain improvements in staffing, nurse turnover, nursing practice and processes, falls, pressure ulcers, medication administration accuracy (especially in an ePrescription environment), patient satisfaction, infection…

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