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Neonatology and the Law


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Neonatology and the Law

  1. 1. NEONATOLOGY & THE LAW LAS VEGAS, NV March 5-7, 2014 REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE $50 DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR Neonatologists, Perinatologists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Attorneys, Risk Managers and Legal Nurse Consultants EARN UP TO 18 CE hours REGISTER ONLINE AT CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM OR BY CALLING 800-377-7707
  2. 2. CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM NEONATOLOGY & THE LAW | LAS VEGAS, NV | march 5-7, 201 | #neolaw14 You’re Invited! 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 Conference Chair Senior Program Manager Contemporary Forums WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Attorneys Legal Nurse Clinical Nurse Specialists Consultants Neonatologists Nurse Practitioners Registered Nurses Perinatologists Risk Managers …and anyone else interested in legal issues related to the evidence-based practice of neonatal medicine and nursing. CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE PARTICIPANT WILL BE ABLE TO: X Apply increased knowledge of the interface between medical care and the legal system in your daily practice. X Recognize the evolving legal and financial implications of health care acquired conditions. X Discuss clinical management strategies that reduce risk associated with medication errors, transfusions, therapeutic hypothermia and resuscitation. X Explore the complexities of litigation in neonatology, and strategies utilized by both attorneys and witnesses during a trial. X State the benefits and risks in the use of technology by hospital staff for communication and education. X Evaluate legal versus medical evidence.
  3. 3. HIGHLIGHTS & BENEFITS OF THE 2014 CONFERENCE XA program designed specifically for neonatologists, perinatologists, advanced practice nurses and registered nurses, as well as medical malpractice attorneys, legal nurse consultants and risk managers. X 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. XA X Legal and medical “hot topics” presented in a manner to encourage discussion between colleagues, and between faculty members and attendees. XA 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. XA I am always impressed with the quality of the speakers and content at a Contemporary Forums conference. I have yet to attend one I didn’t like or learn from. Richard Kluender, RN Los Gatos, CA chance to network and relax in dazzling Las Vegas! ACCREDITATION A Certificate of Attendance will be available online after you complete the course requirements, enabling you to register your credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. To apply for credit not listed below, use the procedure established by the specific organization. 1 NURSES AND NURSE PRACTITIONERS 2 18 ANCC/21.6 CA BRN contact hours PHYSICIANS 18 credits ATTORNEYS CLE requirements vary by state. Contact your State Bar Association to determine if this program meets their continuing education requirements. 1 Contemporary Forums is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516. (CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes). Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 2 Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of 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. CONTEMPORARY FORUMS ONLINE CE LIBRARY — A LEADING SOURCE FOR QUALITY ACCREDITED HEALTHCARE CONTINUING EDUCATION. website is your on-demand resource for quality healthcare continuing education. All ANCC/ACCME accredited online sessions are captured in a multimedia format directly from our recorded national live conferences. Select from over 1,000 topics in wide range of clinical areas. Online CE Library Group Accounts Hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities can provide and manage quality accredited continuing education to meet staff needs. To request group account discount pricing and details, visit or call (925) 361-4811.
  4. 4. NEONATOLOGY & THE LAW SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 8:00 Hot Spots in Neonatal Litigation 9:00 Resuscitation: The Lost Art of Intubation 10:30 Use and Abuse of the Apgar Score 1:30 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Transfusions 2:30 A New Basis for Res Ipsa Loquitur: Federal/State Payment Adjustments for Health Care Acquired Conditions (HCACs) in the NICU 3:45 Medication Errors: Is Zero Tolerance Possible? THURSDAY, MARCH 6 8:00AM CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1 #11 The Role of Expert Witnesses in Neonatal Litigation #12 Using Simulation to Teach Legal and Ethical Issues 9:30AM CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2 #21 Practicing at the Edge of Viability: Legal, Ethical and Practical Concerns When Treating Extremely Premature Babies #22 Can Risk Adjusted Outcomes Affect My Liability? 11:00AM CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3 #31 Legal Liabilities of Videotaping and Social Media #32 To Cool or Not to Cool: Pitfalls and Standards of Care for Therapeutic Hypothermia 1:45 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 8:00 Junk Science, Levels of Evidence and Expert Witnesses 9:00 Neonatal Encephalopathy and Neurologic Outcomes: New 2013 ACOG/AAP Guidelines 10:30 From the Divine to the Sublime: The AAP Hypoglycemia Guidelines 11:15 Hazards of the Newborn Nursery FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A COMPLETE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM
  5. 5. CONFERENCE INFORMATION Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee’s best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised. Nurses, Residents** Physicians/ Attorneys Early Registration* $445 $545 Regular Registration $495 $595 *Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before January 22. **Residents: To qualify, submit facility verification of status with registration. 4 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER: ONLINE (CREDIT CARD ONLY) Visit us 24 hours a day at: PHONE (CREDIT CARD ONLY) (800) 377-7707 Monday – Friday 8am - 5pm, Pacific Time BEFORE CALLING, COMPLETE ALL REGISTRATION INFORMATION. FAX (CREDIT CARD OR PURCHASE ORDER) Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions. (800) 329-9923 Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and Online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference. MAIL Attn: Registrar 6377 Clark Ave., Suite 200 Dublin, CA 94568 GROUP DISCOUNTS PROGRAM CHANGES Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete conference. To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received. $25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group $45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website. PARTIAL ATTENDANCE Online registration is not available. To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply. Registrations may not be shared. QUESTIONS? Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707. M–F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (PST) or email: SPECIAL REQUESTS If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference. CANCELLATIONS JAN 22 Cancellations may be made by phone or in writing. Cancellations received on/ before January 22 receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after January 22 are assessed a $75 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations received after the conference begins or for “no shows.” If this meeting is cancelled for any reason, including labor strikes or acts of God, liability is limited to a full refund of registration fees. CONTEMPORARY FORUMS IS A DIVISION OF AMERICAN CAREER COLLEGE.
  6. 6. POINTS OF INTEREST There’s never a dull moment in Las Vegas. HOST CITY: LAS VEGAS World-class dining, internationally-known boutiques, a wealth of entertainment choices, savvy nightclubs, and European-style spas are calling you to this glittering city, known as “Vegas!” Join your colleagues for “Neonatology & the Law” and enjoy all of the fun in the city that never sleeps. Dine at restaurants inspired by the world’s greatest collection of chefs. Treat yourself to a world-class show. THE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 For additional hotel information, call (702) 785-5555. A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from March 3 to March 7 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares. RATES: $119 single/double RATES ARE PER ROOM AND SUBJECT TO PREVAILING STATE AND LOCAL TAXES. To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation early and before the “hotel room block release date” which is February 1. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now. After the release date, rooms and group rates may no longer be available so call the hotel regarding availability. For a break from The Strip, take a day trip to Hoover Dam where you’ll be impressed with the power of the mighty Colorado River. For more information, call the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at (702) 892-7575 or go online to For room reservations, visit our website, or call (800) 223-7277 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums’ conference — Neonatology & the Law. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include a first night’s deposit. CONFERENCE FACULTY Bridget K. Cross, MSN, RN, NNP-BC Gilbert I. Martin, MD NNP Service Texas Children’s Hospital Houston, Texas 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 Co-Director, NICU Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Associate Professor of Pediatrics Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio Jay P. Goldsmith, MD Conference Chair Former Co-Chair, Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee 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 Sacramento, California Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics University of California San Francisco San Francisco, California John S. Serpe, JD Partner Serpe, Jones, Andrews, Callender & Bell, PLLC Houston, Texas David R. Lucchese, Esq. Thomas Shimotake, MD Partner Galloway, Lucchese, Everson & Picchi Walnut Creek, California Co-Director Neurointensive Care Nursery UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, California
  7. 7. NEONATOLOGY & THE LAW REGISTRATION FORM SEND THIS FORM WITH FULL PAYMENT (U.S. FUNDS) TO: Contemporary Forums Attn: Registrar 6377 Clark Ave. Suite 200 Dublin, CA 94568 REGISTER ONLINE 24/7 AT: CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM Phone: (800) 377-7707 Fax: (800) 329-9923 REGISTER TO ATTEND: CODE: PDF REGISTRATION INFORMATION (Please Print Clearly) *Name, License/Degrees, Place of Employment, City, State appear on your badge. T Conference (March 5-7) CONCURRENT SESSIONS SELECTION See opposite page, and/or website. Please indicate your session choices below. #1 (8:00 a.m.) *First Name *Last Name ___________ #2 (9:30 a.m.) ___________ #3 (11:00 a.m.) ___________ PAYMENT SUMMARY #51 *License/Degrees Early Fee Postmark Deadline: 01/22/14 Conference $ Group Discount* -$ TOTAL PAYMENT ENCLOSED $ *Place of Employment *City *State Attendee’s email (Required) For confirmation, receipt, handouts prior to conference, and access to your Certificate of Attendance. Provide your best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. *Registration forms must be sent in together. See Conference Information for details. R Check/Money Order Payable to Contemporary Forums Home Address Credit Card # City State Zip Exp. Date Daytime Phone(s) PROFESSIONAL PROFILE Choose ONE category in each section that best applies to you. If you have multiple roles and select the one that occupies the majority of your time. Use “Other” only if none of the choices apply to you. 1. POSITION/JOB FUNCTION R Administrator R Attorney R Clinical Director R Clinical Nurse Specialist R Educator/Instructor R Legal Nurse Consultant R Nurse Manager R Nurse Practitioner R Risk Manager R Staff/Attending Physician R Staff/Charge Nurse R Transport R Other ______________ 2. R R R R R R R R R Print Cardholder’s Name Billing Address 3. YEARS IN CLINICAL OR LEGAL CAREER R 1 R 2-3 R 4-7 R 8-10 R 11+ City 4. HIGHEST EDUCATIONAL LEVEL R Diploma R Associate Degree R Bachelors Degree R Masters Degree R Doctoral Degree R Medical Degree R Juris Doctor R NP Certificate R Other ____________________ Payer Email PROFESSIONAL SETTING Healthcare System Intermediate Nursery Legal Practice Neonatal Follow-Up/Outpatient Newborn Nursery NICU Obstetrics/Perinatal Private Practice Other ____________________ State Zip Payer Phone # We collect this data in order to provide you with information about Contemporary Forums and conferences. If you prefer not to receive further information, please see our privacy statement at METHOD OF PAYMENT Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check. Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number.