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Healthcare Transparency & Patient Safety

Nov. 4, 2016 Four-Points Sheraton, Lexington, KY
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 Setting Standards for Patient Safety and Quality
Healthcare Infections, Safety of Medical Devices & Adverse Events

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2016 Comments before the Presidential Advisory Committee For Combating Antibiotic Resistance In Bacteria: The Need for Prevention of Patient-To-Patient Transmission:  
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Courier Journal Op-Ed:
Non-profit hospitals an oxymoron (Healthcare Rendition). Hospital Charges In the Nation are Far Too High.  
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MRSA Surveillance in Surgical Patients: A review of the utility of MRSA Surveillance in Surgical Patients
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Researh Integrity In Infectious Disease: The medical literature is prone to overstating results, a condition not thoroughly recognized among policymakers.
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  Jim Bailey, MD, MPH 
Jim Bailey, MD, MPH.  
The End of Healing.  

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Lars Aanning, MDLars Aanning, MD.   Video Documentaion  in the Surgical Suite. 

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Mark Davis, MDMark Davis, MD.   
Safer Surgical Instrumentation and Protection for Surgeons
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Karen L. Posner, PhDKaren L. Posner, PhD
Laura Cheney Professor in Anesthesia Patient Safety.
Presenting on:  The Closed Claims Project 
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Deena Sowa McCollum, RNDeena Sowa McCollum , RN    The importance of nursing to patient safety

Past Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, MDJoycelyn Elders, MD 

Former US Surgeon General.  Presentation on The Importance of Healthcare Transparency.

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Dr. Steve KramanSteve Kraman, MD
- Full Disclosure.  What’s New in disclosure? The AHRQ CANDOR Process and Toolkit
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Dr. Stephen TowerSteven Tower, MD,
President: The Alaska Arthroplasty Initiative (AAI).  Affiliate Professor University of Alaska.  Presenting on safety issues and heavy metal poisoning with metal-on-metal implants.   View Resume

Dr. Kevin KavanaghKevin Kavanagh, MD,  Research Integrity in Infectious Disease   View Resume

Katherine D. Meyers, MBA JD MEdKaren D. Meyers, MBA/JD, MEd, CLU, CPCU, FLMI, CSSC, MSSC.
  Involving Patients and Families In Quality Initiatives-Improving Outcomes under The Affordable Care Act. 

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Said AbusalemSaid Abusalem, PhD, RN
Effective Culture of Safety is Associated with Reduced Risk of Falls, UTIs, and Pressure Ulcers in LTCF.
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Andrea Flinchum, MPH, BSN, CIC
Director, Healthcare Associated Infections Program Manager. Kentucky Department of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology. View Resume

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Continuing Education

The following are the Continuing Education Credits which will be provided at the 2016 Conference.  6.25 hours  .

Physician/Nursing Home Administrator: This program has been approved by the Southern KY AHEC for CME Credit. The Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of (six and one-fourth (6.25) credits) AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™.

PA/Nurse Practitioner: This program has been approved by the Southern Kentucky AHEC for 6.25 hours non-physician confirmed attendance for physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Nurse: Rockcastle Regional Hospital, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN), Provider # 4-0059-12-16-111. Expiration Date: December 31, 2016. “Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education program does not constitute endorsement of program content”. This program has been approved for 6.25 contact hours.

Physical Therapy: This program has been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for continued competency requirements. (6.25) Contact Hours (Category I) are awarded for course completion and the approval number is CS30-2007-KPTA.

Occupational Therapy: This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy continued competency requirements. Six and .25 (6.25) Contact Hours will be granted for course completion.

Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC) presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentation is provided solely by presenter(s) who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.