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Session I: Trauma Informed Care

Speaker: Jorie Klein, BSN, RN, Parkland Health & Hospital System

Session II:  Clinician Resilience

Panel Members:  Stacy Smith, MA, MLS, BSN, RN, CHPPN, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas Lara Burnside, JPS Health Network, Vishal Bhalla, CPXP, MS, MBA, Parkland Health & Hospital System

Panel Facilitator:  Kristin Tesmer, JD, FACHE, Dallas Medical Resources

Session III:  Palliative Care 

Speaker: Carolynne Ferguson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, GRN, Texas Health Fort Worth

Session IV:  Workplace Violence Against Nurses 

Link to Parkland Community Workplace Violence Course

Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies – Workplace Violence Against Nurses Surveys Sally Williams, DFWHC Foundation

Panel Members: 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

Session V:  Identifying Patients who are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking

Speakers: Mary Ann Contreras, RN and Heather Scroggins, MSN, RN-BC, JPS Health Network


Program Agenda:

 Lisa Sullivan, DEA- Drug Diversion-Safety Implications

Ms. Lisa Sullivan is an alumnus of New Mexico State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree in 1989.  She began her career with the DEA in 1990 as a Diversion Investigator in the San Antonio District Office.  In 2000 she became the Diversion Group Supervisor in the San Antonio Office.  The group was responsible for the dismantling and successful prosecution of one of the first internet pharmaceutical cases in the country.  In 2005 Ms. Sullivan was transferred to the E-Commerce Section of the Office of Diversion Control DEA in Washington DC. There she worked on the CSOS program (the newly established controlled substance electronic ordering system),  and the electronic prescriptions initiative (EPCS).  In November 2007 Ms. Sullivan was promoted to the Diversion Program Manager for the Dallas Division. There she establishes priorities and direction for the Diversion Groups in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Tyler, TX, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa, OK.

Dr. Judy Embry Ph.D., Co-Chair, BSWH Pain/Opioid Ambulatory Initiative – Baylor Scott & White Health  Broad Approach to Address Pain Management

Dr. Artee Gandhi MD, Medical Director Pain Management – Cook Children’s Hospital- Safe and Sound Pain Management Program

Dr. David Nilasena, CMO for CMS Dallas Regional Office – Rules and Regulations

Panel Discussion- Resources Available in the Community: John Haenes, LMSW, ICPS, Chief Operating Officer – Challenge of Tarrant County; Cynthia M. Velazquez, Diversion Outreach Coordinator – Drug Enforcement Administration (Dallas Field Division)

3.7 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.

** CEU for Social Workers will be offered.