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The American Association
of Nurse Attorneys

Pre-Conference Workshop October 8


Nursing CEs

Provider (The American Association of Nurse Attorneys; TAANA) is approved for 10.00 Nursing CEs by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number cep16785.

Legal Education Credits

  • Alabama - Pending
  • Ohio - Pending
  • New York  - Pending
  • Texas - Pending

Daily Schedule

(subject to change)

Time (Eastern) Friday, October 9  
11am - 12noon
CE: 1.00
Session 1. Keynote Presentation: National Practitioner Data Bank: Reporting Requirements, Compliance & A Nurse’s Possible Response Actions
  • Kathleen Russell, JD, MN, RN
    National Council of State Boards of Nursing
    Chicago, Illinois

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe the states’ authority to regulate the health care system.
  2. Explain the purpose for creation of National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB).
  3. Distinguish between reportable and not reportable state licensure adverse actions.
  4. Identify the regulatory body’ roles and responsibilities in reporting state licensure adverse actions to the NPDB.
  5. Identify the nurse’s available response actions to an NPDB report.

12noon - 1pm
CE: 1.00
Session 2. How to Bring the Power of Agility to your Business through Branding
  • Natasha Davis, MBA-M, BSN-RN, CEME, CSMA
    Impact Branding Consulting, Inc
    Snellville, Georgia

Learner Objectives:

  1. Develop strategic growth plans for Revenue and Profits.
  2. Develop quantifiable KPQ's and KPI's for daily operations.
  3. Identify and eliminate money leaks in their financial department driving greater performance.
  4. Develop products that sell themselves within 24 hours using the rapid Lead to Close strategy.
  5. Position, apply and profit from the Brand First Principles.

1pm - 1:15pm Break  
1:15pm - 2:15pm
CE: 1.00
Session 3. Communication and Resolution Programs: At the Tipping Point?
  • Jonathan Stewart, JD, MS, RN, CPPS, CPHRM
    BETA Healthcare Group
    Vancouver, Washington

Learner Objectives:

  1. Explain the goals of communication and resolution programs (CRPs).
  2. Describe the essential elements of successful CRPs.
  3. Discuss the barriers to full CRP implementation and hazards of partial or inconsistent application.

2:15pm - 3:15pm
CE: 0.25 (est)
Poster Session (Pre-Recorded) and Awards (Live)

3:15pm - 3:30pm Break  
3:30pm - 4:30pm
CE: 1.00
Session 4. Nursing Students Perceived Impact of Simulated Legal and Ethical Experiences on Their Nursing Practice and Documentation
  • Diane Knoblauch, JD, MSN, RN
    Knoblauch Law Offices

Learner Objectives:

  1. Recognize the impact of simulated legal and ethical experiences on nursing practice and documentation with nursing student.
  2. Understand the importance of exposing nursing students to commonly seen legal and ethical issues within the practice of nursing.
  3. Identify the perceived impact on nursing practice and documentation after exposure to legal simulated event.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
CE: 1.00

Session 5. NSO Presentation

  • Jennifer Flynn, CPHRM
    Aon/Nurses Service Organization (NSO)
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Learner Objectives:

  1. List the leading allegations made against nurses in malpractice lawsuits.
  2. List the leading allegations made against nurses in Board of Nursing complaints.
  3. Identify key risk management tools that nurses can incorporate into their practice.

Group Event: Virtual Escape Room (separate registration fee)
Time Saturday, October 10
11am - 12noon
CE: 1.00
Session 6. "Seeing is Believing": Use of Video In and Out of the Courtroom for Trial and Mediation
  • Susan Haibeck, RN MS CLNC
    Haibeck and Associates Legal Nurse Consulting
    Elmhurst, Illinois
  • Gera-Lind Kolarik, President - Evidence Video
    Evidence Video
    Chicago, Illinois

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe the three types of evidence video.
  2. Discuss the purposes of video as demonstrative evidence.
  3. Analyze the components needed to produce a professional video for court or mediation.

12noon - 1pm
CE: 1.00
Session 7. Career Options for Nurse Attorneys
  • Eileen Talamante, RN, BSN, JD
    Goodman Allen Donnelly PLLC
    Glen Allen, Virginia

1pm - 1:15pm Break
1:15pm - 2:15pm
CE: 1.00
Session 8. Wellness Strategies for the Legal Community
  • Lita Abella, JD
    The State Bar of California
    Los Angeles, California

Learner Objectives:

  1. Discuss how prevalent substance use and mental health issues are among attorneys.
  2. Discuss how substance use and mental health issues impair an attorney's ability to perform legal services competently.
  3. Discuss wellness strategies for legal professionals, the California Lawyer Assistance Program, and other resources.

2:15pm - 3:15pm Annual Business Meeting
3:15pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm
CE: 1.00
Session 9. Effective Use of Technology for Nurse Attorneys
  • Lorie Brown, RN, MN, JD
    Brown Law Office, PC
    Indianapolis, Indiana

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify three technologies to improve efficiency and marketing in their practice.
  2. Identify ethical rules an attorney must follow with these technologies.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
CE: 1.00
Session 10. Distraction in Healthcare: Risks to Providers and Patients
  • Michelle Swift, CPPS, CPHRM, RN, JD
    The Doctors Company
    Placitas, New Mexico

Learner Objectives:

  1. Examine the challenges to defend a medical malpractice claim involving allegations of distracted practice.
  2. Recognize how electronic distractions influence personal and professional attitudes, decisions, and actions.
  3. Evaluate the influence on patient care of different types of distractions present in the high-risk health care environment.
  4. Educate others on how to avoid distraction from PEDs and practice situational awareness when providing patient care.

5:30pm Virtual Happy Hour and Networking  
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