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Feb 19, 2019 | CE Hours 6.25 | USD $229.99 | Altoona, Pennsylvania
Ethics 2.0: When Clinical Goes Digital is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 19, 2019 at Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 CE Hours. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Case Manager • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Nurses • Other Mental Health Professionals Course Description: Let’s face it – the digital age is here to stay, and it has ushered in a complete paradigm shift in what it means to provide quality, ethical mental health treatment. Your current clients, and potential new ones, are accustomed to being able to receive every imaginable service using technology as the format. It only stands to reason that they are seeking, and even expecting, the types of services you provide to be available in the same fashion. Whether you are already in the digital space, or you realize that you want and even need to be, the ethical considerations are unique, complex, and exciting all at the same time. Let Terry Casey, PhD – a mental health clinician with over 20 years of clinical and research experience – be your guide as you explore the ethical issues related to social media, blogs, websites, and more. Through discussion, case examples, and experiential exercises, learn how to address complex ethical dilemmas while maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice. Objectives: • Explain how a practical model for ethical decision-making informs the clinical practice setting. • Articulate the legal and ethical codes that relate to utilizing technology while providing mental health services. • Establish ethical practices to ensure client safety, maintain confidentiality and obtain informed consent when utilizing distance mental health services. • Consider cultural differences when using technology and articulate how this may inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions. • Establish clear ethical guidelines to address the potential for a dual relationship when interacting with clients via technology. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Mar 06, 2019 | CME 6.30 | Altoona, Pennsylvania
Nursing Negligence: Even If It's Not Your Fault, It Will Be Your Problem is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 06, 2019 at Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists.This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 Contact Hours. Course Description: Jessica attended a nursing program with stellar faculty and great internships. She had always heard, "if you don't document, you will get in trouble". No one could explain what that meant. During her orientation as a new graduate, her preceptor taught her how to document the unit requirements and reassured her that writing much more was a waste of time. Jessica never questioned otherwise. At this time in her career, Jessica was thinking… "I don't worry much about charting; the computer takes care of that. As long as I chart what my unit audits for, I can sleep soundly." 2 years later… Jessica sat down quietly at the deposition table, her head hung low and she hadn't slept in months. They asked her to say and spell her name for the court reporter and she was sworn in. "Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?" If this could happen to Jessica, it could happen to you. But how did this happen? How did what Jessica charted turn into a deposition proceeding? How does this happen to any good nurse? Healthcare today is rife with litigation against nurses. There is more accountability, reliability, autonomy, and liability. The rate of nurses becoming part of lawsuits is steadily on the rise. Join Legal Nurse Consultant, Rosale Lobo, for this interesting and intriguing look into nursing documentation. This intense workshop will immerse you into the world of nursing from a litigious viewpoint. Don't end up like Jessica. Learn how to protect yourself, so you can sleep soundly tonight. Learner Objectives: • Plan to use factual tactics to stay out of court. • Assess time stamping in your charting for contemporaneous patient accounts. • Explain deposition behaviors that favor your credibility. • Summarize hazards of inconsistent use of drop down boxes. • Distinguish between defense counsel that is for or against you. • Formulate habits that keep your license safe. • Analyze the chart specific to your specialty. • Contrast between poor and exceptional quality charting. • Summarize common charting mistakes and how to avoid them.