& THE LAW
LAS VEGAS, NV
March 5-7, 2014
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Neonatologists, Perinatologists, Advanced Practice Nurses,
Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Attorneys,
Risk Managers and Legal Nurse Consultants
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NEONATOLOGY & THE LAW | LAS VEGAS, NV | march 5-7, 201 | #neolaw14
Safe and appropriate medical and nursing care of the critically ill
newborn is vital to promoting best possible outcomes. Research
results continue to require updates to guidelines and evidence-based
care with the common goal of providing the best possible and safest
care for these fragile infants.
Yet litigation involving neonatal patients may result in staggering verdict
damage awards, known as “mega-verdicts”. What are the current trends in
neonatal litigation? Why do juries feel such large awards are justiﬁed? What
complications and treatment strategies continue to provide challenges and
generate controversy? Neonatology & the Law will raise awareness, invite
questions and provide guidance from our nationally renowned expert
faculty as we address these diverse issues.
Mark your calendar, invite a colleague to join you, and plan
to attend this unique educational opportunity. See you there!
Jay P. Goldsmith, MD
Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN
Senior Program Manager
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Clinical Nurse Specialists Consultants
…and anyone else interested in legal issues related to the
evidence-based practice of neonatal medicine and nursing.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE PARTICIPANT WILL BE ABLE TO:
Apply increased knowledge of the interface between medical care
and the legal system in your daily practice.
Recognize the evolving legal and ﬁnancial implications of health care
Discuss clinical management strategies that reduce risk associated with
medication errors, transfusions, therapeutic hypothermia and resuscitation.
Explore the complexities of litigation in neonatology, and strategies
utilized by both attorneys and witnesses during a trial.
State the beneﬁts and risks in the use of technology by hospital
staff for communication and education.
Evaluate legal versus medical evidence.
BENEFITS OF THE
program designed speciﬁcally for neonatologists,
perinatologists, advanced practice nurses and registered
nurses, as well as medical malpractice attorneys, legal
nurse consultants and risk managers.
Insights into legal issues arising from the evidence-based
practice of neonatal/perinatal medicine and nursing.
Mock Trial presentation, allowing attendees to
experience a slice of courtroom atmosphere and
attorney/witness exchanges and strategies.
Legal and medical “hot topics” presented in a manner
to encourage discussion between colleagues, and
between faculty members and attendees.
variety of learning formats including didactic
sessions, faculty panels, interactive concurrent
sessions, designated Q&A times and participation
as jury members in a mock trial.
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Los Gatos, CA
chance to network and relax in dazzling Las Vegas!
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use the procedure established by the specific organization.
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CLE requirements vary by state. Contact your State
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Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 18 AAP credits. These credits can be applied
toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American
Academy of Pediatrics.
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NEONATOLOGY & THE LAW
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5
Hot Spots in Neonatal Litigation
Resuscitation: The Lost Art of Intubation
10:30 Use and Abuse of the Apgar Score
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Transfusions
A New Basis for Res Ipsa Loquitur:
Federal/State Payment Adjustments for Health Care
Acquired Conditions (HCACs) in the NICU
Medication Errors: Is Zero Tolerance Possible?
THURSDAY, MARCH 6
CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1
The Role of Expert Witnesses in Neonatal Litigation
Using Simulation to Teach Legal and Ethical Issues
CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2
Practicing at the Edge of Viability: Legal, Ethical and Practical Concerns
When Treating Extremely Premature Babies
Can Risk Adjusted Outcomes Affect My Liability?
CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3
Legal Liabilities of Videotaping and Social Media
To Cool or Not to Cool: Pitfalls and Standards of Care for Therapeutic Hypothermia
Neonatal Care on Trial: Civil Litigation Regarding a Brain Injured Child
The jury (audience) will decide the verdict!
“WE, THE JURY…”
Gain penetrating insights into the unique environment of a courtroom in a civil litigation
regarding a brain injured child. Experienced trial attorneys and knowledgeable witnesses
will portray this adversarial contest using the facts of an actual perinatal case. While
plaintiffs, through the testimony of their expert witness, attempt to prove the child’s
disabilities are due to the negligence of the health care providers at or around the
time of birth, the defense will use the same facts to refute such allegations. You, the
audience, will be the jury. Hear the facts, assess the credibility of the witnesses, and
decide a verdict!
FRIDAY, MARCH 7
Junk Science, Levels of Evidence and Expert Witnesses
Neonatal Encephalopathy and Neurologic Outcomes:
New 2013 ACOG/AAP Guidelines
10:30 From the Divine to the Sublime: The AAP Hypoglycemia Guidelines
Hazards of the Newborn Nursery
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Bridget K. Cross, MSN, RN, NNP-BC
Gilbert I. Martin, MD
Texas Children’s Hospital
Editor Emeritus: Journal of Perinatology
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Pediatrix Medical Group
Director Emeritus, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Citrus Valley Medical Center
West Covina, California
Jonathan M. Fanaroff, MD, JD
Director, Rainbow Center for Pediatric Ethics
Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Jay P. Goldsmith, MD
Former Co-Chair, Neonatal Resuscitation Program
American Academy of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics
Elsie Schafer Chair of Neonatology
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana
Joseph Schulman, MD, MS
Director, NICU Quality Measurement and Improvement
California Children’s Services / Systems of Care
California Department of Health Care Services
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California
John S. Serpe, JD
Serpe, Jones, Andrews, Callender & Bell, PLLC
David R. Lucchese, Esq.
Thomas Shimotake, MD
Galloway, Lucchese, Everson & Picchi
Walnut Creek, California
Neurointensive Care Nursery
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
San Francisco, California
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