Sept. 13-14

Georgetown, Texas

Thursday, Sept. 13

8-9 a.m.
Registration and Networking Breakfast

9-10:15 a.m.
Opening General Session: The Joint Commission Update

Jennifer Hoppe
Jennifer M. Hoppe, senior associate director, state and external relations, The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
This session will provide an overview of the latest updates to national patient safety goals as well as cover the latest health care trends that are being seen by The Joint Commission. In addition, this presentation will cover the latest resources and management standards around pain assessment and opioid use.

10:15-10:45 a.m.
Break with Exhibitors

10:45 a.m.-Noon
General Session: Root Cause Analysis: Human Factors

Thomas Diller, MD, Illinois
Research has shown that human failures can attribute to as much as 80 to 90 percent of sentinel events. This session will cover human factors as related to root cause analysis and its relationship to patient safety. This session will cover the categories of human errors and offer ways to incorporate human factors analysis into root cause analysis.

Noon-1:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:15-2 p.m.
General Session: SB11: Ensuring Compliance

Carrie Kroll
Carrie Kroll, vice president, advocacy, quality and public health and Cesar Lopez, J.D., associate general counsel, Texas Hospital Association
This session will provide an overview of new law and discussion of important provisions; discuss the interaction with existing advance directive legislation; confirm date for hospitals to comply; and outline implications for personal and institutional liability.

2-2:30 p.m.
Break with Exhibitors

Karen Kendrick
Julie Stagg
2:30-3:45 p.m.
General Session: TexasAIM Project

Karen Kendrick, RN, director, clinical initiatives at the Texas Hospital Association Foundation, and Julie Stagg, RN, state breastfeeding coordinator, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin
This session will provide an overview of maternal health issues in the state of Texas and the various efforts underway to improve maternal mortality. An overview of current trends and disparities in maternal health will be provided as well as public health initiatives that are currently underway.

3:45-5 p.m.
Networking Reception

5 p.m.
Day One Concludes

Friday, Sept. 14

7:45-8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast

8:30-9:45 a.m.
Morning General Session: Appreciative Inquiry

Amanda Trosten-Bloom
Amanda Trosten-Bloom principal, Rocky Mountain Center for Positive Change, Golden, Colorado
This session will delve into the meaning of appreciative inquiry and how it can not only improve workplace culture, but patient satisfaction. Attendees will learn how to look for models of success within their organizations and replicate those, rather than focusing on fixing what is wrong.

9:45-10:15 a.m.
Break with Exhibitors

10:15-11:30 a.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions (2)

  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Trauma Informed Care

    Karen Palombo
    Karen Palombo, women substance use disorder specialist, Health and Human Services Commission
    This session will describe Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome to include management recommendations. Attendees will leave this session being able to recognize the importance of using an integrated model of care for pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders; identify the key components of a successful integrated model of care for pregnant and parenting women receiving substance use disorder treatment or intervention services; outline a plan for implementing a successful integrated model of care for pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders; and explain ways to reduce stigma associated with pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders.

  • The CMS Hospital Interpretive Guidelines on Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship Program

    Sue Dill Calloway
    Sue Dill Calloway, RN, J.D., president, Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education, Dublin, Ohio
    Infection control should be a top priority for hospitals and, if done right, is a major source of cost savings. This program will cover the current CMS infection control standards and proposed changes in detail along with the Joint Commission antibiotic stewardship program requirements. These requirements include the Centers for Disease Control core elements for hospitals and outpatient departments regarding their antibiotic stewardship program. Hospitals that receive Medicare reimbursement must comply with these CMS standards on infection control.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Closing General Session Luncheon: Leading From the Middle

Stevie Dawn Blakely
Stevie Dawn Blakely, Ph.D., CEO and founder, Orange Compass LLC, Dallas
Leaders are made, not born and communication is the key to becoming an effective leader. When you learn to use your Emotional Intelligence, you can communicate more effectively to influence and empower those around you. In this session, participants will learn the 3 main cornerstones of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: self-awareness, understanding, and influence. Participants will leave with actionable strategies to improve their leadership skills immediately.

1:15 p.m.
Conference concludes