Conference Schedule

TAANA 2016

November 10-12, 2016

Fairmont Hotel

Dallas, Texas


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16785, for 15.25 contact hours.

Legal Education Credits (CLE) have been approved by:
  1. ALABAMA BAR
    Course Title: 2016 Annual Meeting & Education Conference TAANA
    Class ID: 178578
    Ethics Credits: 3.3
    Total CLE Credits (including ethics if ethics granted on line above): 15.3
     
  2. TEXAS BAR
    Course Title: 2016 TAANA Annual Meeting & Educational Conference
    Course #: 901364993
    Sponsor #: 4325
    Accredited CLE Hours: 14.25 (Credit not approved for Sociometry: Building Connections)
    Ethics Hours: 3.25
To receive your certificate of completion:
  1. Return the completed survey and continuing education hours form (pages 34-39 of the conference program) to the conference registration desk outside the Pavilion room prior to your departure.
  2. The TAANA Executive Office will email your certificate of completion on or before December 2.
  3. TEXAS ATTORNEYS - May report online using the course # above.

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View the conference program (pdf)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

8:00am - 12:00noon
TAANA Board of Directors Meeting

Florentine Room




12noon - 2:00pm
Exhibit & Poster Set up

Pavilion Room

 



12:45pm - 1:00pm
Welcome & Opening

Parisian Room

 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Patients, Nurses & Ebola has been canceled.  You may learn more by reviewing the following Handouts. 


Handout 1 (Pham Petition)  ~  Handout 2 (Dallas Morning News Article)  ~  Handout 3 (Medscape Article)



1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sociometry: Building Connections
CEU: 1.00; CLE: 1.00

Parisian Room


Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify principles of sociometry.
  2. Practice techniques for quickly building connections and relationships within a group.
  3. Explore how sociometric techniques may be applied when interacting with juries, judges, clients, patients, or healthcare professionals.

Sean M. O’Connell; MA, JD, LLM; La Porte, Texas

(Session Chair: Kathleen Kearney)


Presentation Handout 1  ~  Presentation Handout 2

 


 

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Pill Mill Epidemic & Litigation
CEU: 1.00; CLE: 1.00

Parisian Room
 

Learner Objectives:

  1. Examine the causes and scope of the nationwide prescription drug epidemic.
  2. Identify applicable legal and regulatory requirements for prescribers of opioids.
  3. Discuss civil litigation of "pill mill" claims.

Kay VanWey; JD; Van Wey Law, Dallas, TX

(Session Chair: Taralynn Mackay)


Presentation Handout

 



3:00pm - 3:30pm
Break in Exhibit Area

Pavilion Room

 


3:30pm - 4:30pm
Trusts and Developing a Careplan
CEU: 1.00; CLE: 1.00

Parisian Room
 

Learner Objectives:

  1. Explore the challenges patients, trust administrators and care coordinators face in maintaining quality healthcare.
  2. Examine how Trusts help patients maximize resources in order to maintain long-term financial stability.

Chris Klemme; JD; Happy Trust Company, Addison, TX
Mindy Jones; MS, MBA, TxCG, CSA; Pyxis Care Management, Fort Worth, TX


Presentation Handout

 

 

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Legal Ethics in Representing Healthcare Clients
CEU: 1.00; CLE: 1.00 (1.00 ethics)

Parisian Room
 

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify at least two applicable attorney ethical rules/responsibilities in advising client providers in healthcare settings.
  2. Identify at least two applicable bioethical principles and two corporate ethical principles in healthcare matters.
  3. Provide practice tips for attorneys to identify legal, risk and ethical issues in healthcare and to advise clients accordingly.

Kathleen Hessler; RN, JD; Simione Healthcare Consultants, Albuquerque, NM

(Session Chair: Rosemary McCarthy)


Presentation Handout 1  ~  Presentation Handout 2


POSTER SESSIONS

Pavilion Room


5:30pm - 7:00pm
The ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses: Implications for Professional Practice


Learner Objectives:

  1. Discuss abuse, access to health care, conflict of interest, end-of-life care, assignments, delegation, advocacy, error, policy development, pain and suffering, altered standards of care; extraordinary settings, boundaries, collaboration, students, fatigue, dating, bullying and violence, moral distress, genetics, conscientious objection, Informed consent, culture: yours, mine and ours, social media and health disparities.
  2. Analysis of the interpretative statements for the practical application in nursing, including the nurse's role with patients.
  3. These statements discuss the nurse’s role with patients, colleagues, local and global communities.
  4. Discuss a nurse’s obligation to think and act beyond the boundaries of the practice setting.
  5. Analyze the revised code of ethics standards for nurses to create an ethical work environment and a culture of safety as well as taking actions for health policy changes, locally and globally.


Liz Stokes; JD, RN; American Nurses Association, Washington, DC



 

The Role and Significance of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner in Sex Abuse Cases
 

Learner Objectives:

  1. Discuss the history of sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs).
  2. Discuss minimum standards for sexual assault services.
  3. Identify the role of the SANE in caring for sexual assault victims.
  4. Describe components of the medical-forensic sexual assault exam.
  5. Identify strategies for working with SANEs before and during trial.

Carrie Edwards; PhD, RN, CA/CP SANE; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dallas, TX 




5:30pm - 7:00pm
Welcome Reception and Community Grant Award
Pavilion Room




7:00pm
Dinner Groups Meet in Hotel Lobby



Friday, November 11, 2016


7:45am - 8:30am
TAANA Annual Membership Meeting and Breakfast

Pavilion Room



8:30am - 9:30am
What do you Mean, I Might Lose my License?
CEU: 1.00; CLE: 1.00

Parisian Room
 

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify the most common allegations made to regulatory boards against healthcare practitioners.
  2. Discuss contributing factors to final outcomes.
  3. Identify risk control recommendations based on case review.

Loretta D'Antonio; MBA; Vice President, Nurses Service Organization (NSO), Hatboro, PA


 


9:30am - 10:30am

Brain Dead and Pregnant: Legal and Ethical Implications of the Marlise Muñoz Case
CEU: 1.00; CLE: 1.00 (1.00 ethics)

Parisian Room
 

Learner Objectives:

  1. Examine legal and ethical issues related to pregnancy, brain death and life-sustaining measures utilized against a family’s wishes.
  2. Analyze Munoz v. JPS and its effect on similarly-situated patients across the country.
Jessica Hall Janicek; BBA, JD; KoonsFuller, PC, Southlake, TX


Presentation Handout 1  ~ Presentation Handout 2



10:30am - 10:45am
Break in Exhibit Area

Pavilion Room


 


10:45am - 12:00pm
Panel: The Effects of Tort Reform on Healthcare and Civil Justice
CEU: 1.25; CLE: 1.25 (1.25 ethics)

Parisian Room
 

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify the legal and ethical implications of tort reform.
  2. Evaluate the effect of tort reform on patients, providers, healthcare and the civil justice system.

Imrana Manzanares; RN, JD; Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, Houston, TX
Judge Martin Hoffman; JD; District Court Judge; Dallas County, Dallas, TX
Colleen Carboy; RN, JD; Carboy Law Firm, Lewisville, TX

Jennifer A. King; JD; Burford & Ryburn, LLP, Dallas, TX

Moderator: Kathleen M. Kearney, JD, MSN, BSN, RN


Presentation Handout



12:00pm - 1:00pm
Awards Luncheon

Pavilion Room


 

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Emergency Management of Infectious Disease
CEU: 1.00; CLE: 1.00

Parisian Room
 

Learner Objectives:

  1. Understand legal issues in relation to high consequence infectious diseases.
  2. Understand the role of local officials in Texas for public health and other emergencies.

Judge Clay Lewis Jenkins; JD; Dallas County, TX

(Session Chair: Kathleen Kearney)

 

 

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse in Healthcare Institutions and Mandated Reporting Law
CEU: 1.00; CLE: 1.00

Parisian Room
 

Learner Objectives:

  1. Discuss the key components of Abuse of the Elder/Dependent Adult and Mandated Reporting Law.

  2. Identify the complexity of the Mandated Reporting Law.

  3. Understand healthcare providers' decision making process for abuse of elder/dependent adult investigation and Regulatory and Mandated Reporter compliance.

Cecille Hestor; JD; Hester Law Group, APC, Glendale, CA

Sandra Higelin; MSN, RN, CNS, CWCN, CLNC; Sandra Higelin Nurse Consulting Services, Palm Springs, CA


Presentation Handout 1  ~  Presentation Handout 2



3:00pm - 3:30pm
Break in Exhibit Area

Pavilion Room

 

 


3:30pm - 4:30pm
Panel: Statute of Limitations & Double Jeopardy
CEU: 1.00; CLE: 1.00

Parisian Room
 

Learner Objective:

  1. Explore how the issues of inadequate or lack of a statute of limitations, retained jurisdiction and the ability of state boards to take reciprocal action can negatively impact nurses who face board discipline and what can be done about it.


Teressa M. Sanzio; RN, MPA, JD; Law Office of Teressa M. Sanzio, P.C., Phoenix, AZ
Kathleen M. Gialanella; RN, BSN, JD, LLM; Kathleen M. Gialanella, Esq., PC, Westfield, NJ
Tracy L. Singh; RN, JD; The Law Offices of Tracy L. Singh, LLC, Las Vegas, NV
Melanie L. Balestra; JD, NP, MN; Law Offices of Melanie L. Balestra, Irvine, CA


Presentation Handout

 



4:30pm - 5:30pm

Disclosure of Confidential Information

CEU: 1.00; CLE: 1.00

Parisian Room

Learner Objectives:

  1. Understand the scope and circumstances regarding purportedly confidential information.

  2. Discuss circumstances by which the allegedly confidential information can or must be disclosed.

  3. Discuss the potential consequences of disclosing confidential information.

  4. Identify the differences between various types of confidential information, when disclosure is allowed, and the consequences for improper disclosures.

Keith L. Hovey; RN, JD; Szaferman Lakind, Lawrenceville, NJ




5:30pm - 6:30pm
Past Presidents Reception

Location TBD



6:45pm

Meet in Hotel Lobby for Dinner Groups or Bus to Fort Worth (Billy Bob's)

Hotel Lobby



Saturday, November 12, 2016

 

8:00am - 8:30am

Sections and Chapter Presidents Council Breakfast

Pavilion Room



8:30am - 9:30am
It's Here: The Final 60-Day Overpayment Rule (What it Means for you and your Clients)
CEU: 1.00; CLE: 1.00

Parisian Room
 

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe the overpayment report and requirements set forth in the Final Rule, including what it means to identify an overpayment and CMS's expectations for provider compliance programs.
  2. Understand the limitations of the Final Rule and questions the Final Rule leaves unanswered.
  3. Understand how providers can structure their compliance programs to ensure compliance with the 60-day rule.
  4. Understand the steps providers can take to resolve overpayments upon identification.

Hillary Stemple; JD; Arent Fox LLP, Washington, DC

(Session Chair: Melanie Balestra)


Presentation Handout



9:30am - 10:30am
Providing Care to Wards of Probate Courts

CEU: 1.00; CLE: 1.00

Parisian Room
 

Learner Objectives:

  1. Development of an Electronic Statewide Distance Training Program (Court Visitor or CVP Program), designed to improve the knowledge, skills, competencies and outcomes of the undergraduate nursing workforce and impact Wards of the Texas Probate Courts.
  2. Implementation of the Electronic Statewide Court Visitor Program, designed to assure the appropriate supply, diversity, composition and distribution of the undergraduate nursing workforce.
  3. Evaluation of the Electronic Statewide Court Visitor Program, to ensure the infrastructure to support the availability and sustainability of a full range of healthcare skills and services to Wards, eliminate health disparities and assure quality of care.

Mary O'Keefe; RN, PhD, JD, FAAN; UTMB School of Nursing, Galveston, TX
 


10:30am - 11:00am
Break in Exhibit Area

Pavilion Room


 


11:00am - 12:00pm
Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions for Healthcare Practitioners
CEU: 1.00; CLE: 1.00

Parisian Room
 

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify the sections of the criminal code which subject a nurse to an automatic revocation.
  2. Identify steps a criminal defense attorney can take to minimize the consequences of the criminal conviction on a professional license.
  3. Discuss arguments and authorities which provide certain defenses to disciplinary actions when the nurse is convicted.
  4. Identify the actions likely to be taken by the Department of Health and Human Services OIG with regard to potential exclusions of providers.

Marc Meyer; RN, MS, JD; Law Office of Marc Meyer, PLLC, Magnolia, TX
 


12:00pm - 1:00pm
Monitoring Agreements

CEU: 1.00; CLE: 1.00

Parisian Room
 

Learner Objective:

  1. Educate, advise and counsel licensees, attorneys and employers on the significant legal and practical consequences of the various monitoring contracts, documents, and specific clauses related to employer and licensing board based investigations regarding impairment allegations.
Richard Hark; JD; Hark and Hark, Philadelphia, PA


Presentation Handout

 

 

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