Thursday, April 7, 2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am Ward 5B: Nurses Who Defied Convention and Innovated to Establish a New Standard of Care for HIV/AIDS Patients
At the height of the HIV/AIDs crisis and widespread hysteria, a single number and letter designated a space where nurses and caregivers bravely took extraordinary action to establish a new standard of care for a highly vulnerable population of patients. The critically acclaimed documentary 5B tells the inspirational story from the late 1970's through the 1980's of ward 5B of San Francisco General Hospital , the first ward in the country designed specifically to care for AIDS patients. 5B was proudly commissioned by Johnson & Johnson as part of their long-standing commitment to supporting nurses on the front line of healthcare. Following the film screening, stay for an inspiring presentation featuring Julie Slade, DNP, RN Associate Professor of Nursing at Chatham University as she discusses key themes from the film, ways to use the 5B toolkit, and parallels to the current COVID-19 crisis, where nurses have once again driven transformative healthcare change. Speakers: Michele Morgan, Senior Manager. Johnson & Johnson; and Julie Slade, DNP, RN Assistant Program Director | Associate Professor, Nursing Chatham University. Dr. Slade was a key contributor to the 5B AACN teaching toolkit for nurse educators released in December, 2021. The toolkit was designed to identify and spotlight key themes from 5B, showcase the impact nurses have on leading innovation and advancing new models of care, help nursing educators use the documentary as a teaching tool for the next generation of nurses, and inspire all nurses to serve with courage, ingenuity, and compassion.