Sept. 13-14, 2018

Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center, Georgetown

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and the Texas Hospital Association. 

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of chief nursing officers and nursing staff, quality and compliance officers, infection control officers and risk management personnel.  

Statement of Need/Program Overview
This conference is designed for nursing and clinical staff, offering a broad range of continuing education focused on quality and patient safety.

Educational Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Review latest updates to national patient safety goals along with health care trends
  • Review of important provisions in new SB 11 law (Inpatient Do-Not-Resuscitate)
  • Discuss the interaction with existing advance directive legislation
  • Describe Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome to include management recommendations
  • Recognize the importance of using an integrated model of care for pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders
  • Discuss current Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) infection control standards
  • Review The Joint Commission antibiotic stewardship program requirements

AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. 

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Jennifer M. Hoppe Nothing to disclose
Thomas Diller, MD Nothing to disclose
Amanda Trosten-Bloom Nothing to disclose
Carrie Kroll Nothing to disclose
Cesar Lopez Nothing to disclose
Karen Kendrick, RN Nothing to disclose
Julie Stagg, RN Nothing to disclose
Karen Palombo Nothing to disclose
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, J.D. Nothing to disclose
Stevie Dawn Blakely, Ph.D. Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Lindsay Thompson Nothing to disclose
Holley M. Hampe, D.Sc., RN, MHA, MRM Nothing to disclose
Dee Morgillo, M.Ed., MT(ASCP), CHCP Nothing to disclose

Accreditation Statement

  In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and Texas Hospital Association. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 8.0 contact hours.

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

ACHE Qualified Education
The Texas Hospital Association is authorized to award 8 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Americans With Disabilities Act

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact the Texas Hospital Association Foundation at 512/465-1000 or email servicecenter@tha.org before the meeting dates.

Requirements for credit:

  • For nursing credits, attend/participate in the educational conference and review all course materials. For all conference information, please visit www.tha.org/qpsconf
  • Complete the CE Attestation form online by 10:59 pm CST October 14, 2018. Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by this date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation. Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.
  • To receive ACHE Qualified Education credit or Proof of Attendance, you will receive a link to an online evaluation. Upon completion of this evaluation, you will receive a link to download your Certificate of Successful Completion.

AXIS Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at 954-281-7524 or info@axismeded.com.