Program Agenda:

• Trauma Informed Care – Jorie Klein, Parkland Hospital

Focus for this session will be trauma-informed care: treating a whole person, taking into account past trauma and the resulting coping mechanisms when attempting to understand behaviors and treat the patient.    

• Clinician Resilience – Panel featuring representatives from Parkland, JPS Health Network, UT Southwestern, Children’s Health

Clinicians are experiencing alarming rates of burnout, a syndrome characterized by a high degree of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization and a low sense of personal accomplishment at work.  Clinician burnout can have serious, wide-ranging consequences, from reduced job performance and high turnover rates to—in the most extreme cases—medical error and clinician suicide. The North Texas Alliance for Clinician Resilience brings together clinicians to address this issue.  This session will share more information about best practices for clinician resilience in North Texas hospitals and the North Texas Alliance. 

• Palliative Care – Carolynne Ferguson, RN, Texas Health Fort Worth

Palliative care is an approach that in meant to improve the quality of life in patients and families facing problems associated with life threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessments and treatment of pain, dyspnea, other problems including physical, psychosocial and spiritual. This is important because it is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness or chronic disease of which there are no cures. This type of care is focused on relief of symptoms and stress of a serious illness, of which the goal is to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families. The importance of these patients being identified is related to the aging population, increase in chronic disease processes, and these patients come into the hospital more sick than patients have ever been in the history of health care.

• Workplace Violence Against Nurses – Panel featuring: Penny Huddleston, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CCRN, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Irving; Winnie Neal, MSN, RN-BC, Methodist Dallas Medical Center;  Jill Benns, MSN, MBA/HCM, RN, C-ENP, RN-BC, Parkland Health & Hospital System
Panel Facilitator: Linda Plank, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing

In this session, North Texas grantees will share information on their grant project and outcomes to date.  We will also share results from TCNWS 2018 Workplace Violence Against Nurses Facility Survey for Texas.         

• Victims of Intimate Partner Violence & Human Trafficking – Mary Ann Contreras & Heather Scroggins, JPS Health Network

JPS Health Network will share the journey developing a screening tool in the Electronic Medical Record to identify patients who are victims of Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking. 



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5.0 CNE Credits will be offered.

*CNE will be offered- Dallas- Fort Worth Hospital Council Research and Education Foundation is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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