Fall Education Series, Continuing Education
THA Fall Education Series for Quality and Behavioral Health Professionals

Continuing Education

Oct. 26-28, 2021
Virtual Conference

This activity is jointly provided by

Axis Medical Education   Texas Hospital Association

The Texas Hospital Association is applying for approval from the following accrediting organizations for the Fall Education Series for Quality and Behavioral Health Professionals. Specific continuing education types are noted with each session.

ACHE Qualified - 8.0 hours*
NASBA-CPE - 9.6 hours*
CNE - 2.0 hours
CHT-  8.0 hours*

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of hospital executives, physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team.

Statement of Need/Program Overview
This conference is designed for Administrators, directors of nursing and nursing staff, quality improvement professionals, social work directors, directors of behavioral health and clinical services, managed care staff and compliance staff. The education offers the latest hot topics ranging from workforce to regulatory issues, for clinicians and administrators working to provide the highest quality health care across the continuum.

Annual Conference Learning Objectives:

  1. Recall basic principles for documentation.
  2. Describe the regulatory and professional guidelines for credentialing, privileging, and background checks.
  3. Outline the basic risk management techniques in a facility and in an outpatient clinic setting.
  4. Explain how healthcare providers can improve upon communication between each other and with the patient.
  5. Discuss that CMS has specific things that need to be documented in the medical record for the one-hour face to face evaluation on patients who are violent and or self-destructive
  6. Recall that CMS requires that all physicians and others who order restraints must be educated on the hospital policy
  7. Describe that CMS has restraint education requirements for staff
  8. Describe how to notify CMS of patient deaths while in restraints or seclusion

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Accredited Continuing Education
Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and The Texas Hospital Association. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 2.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Credit Designation for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 2.0 contact hours.

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

ACHE Qualified Education

The Texas Hospital Association is authorized to award 9.0 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

Credit Designation for Accountancy Continuing Education

Public Accountancy CPE (NASBA-CPE)

The Texas Hospital Association has registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the board as to the quality of the program. This courses may be submitted to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for up to 10.8 contact hours.
Program Level: Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group Live
Prerequisite: None
Advanced Preparation: None

Certified Healthcare Trustees Education
The Texas Healthcare Trustees designates this continuing certified healthcare trustee education activity for up to 9.0 contact hour(s). For more information about the CHT program, please contact THT at 512-465-1071.

AXIS Medical Education requires faculty, instructors, authors, planners, directors, managers, reviewers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all real or apparent conflicts of interest they may have with ineligible companies. An ineligible entity is any organization whose primary business is t producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All relevant conflicts of interest are identified and mitigated prior to initiation of the planning phase for an activity.

AXIS has mitigated and disclosed to learners all relevant conflicts of interest disclosed by staff, planners, faculty/authors, peer reviewers, or others in control of content for this activity. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation or activity. Disclosure information for faculty, authors, course directors, planners, peer reviewers, and/or relevant staff is provided with this activity.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships they have with ineligible companies of any amount during the past 24 months:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Laura A. Dixon, RN, JD, CPHRM Nothing to disclose
Nancy Ruzicka, RPh, MBA Nothing to disclose

The directors, planners, managers and reviewers reported the following financial relationships they have with any ineligible company of any amount during the past 24 months:

Name of Planner/Manager Reported Financial Relationship
Lindsay Thompson Nothing to disclose
Shirley LaVergne, CMP Nothing to disclose
Ronald Viggiani, MD Nothing to disclose
Dee Morgillo, MEd., CHCP Nothing to disclose
Holly Hampe, D.Sc., RN, MHA, MRM Nothing to disclose

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact Texas Hospital Association at 512-465-1000 or servicecenter@tha.org before the meeting dates.

Requirements for credit:

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials.
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 10:59 pm CST November 28, 2021. Instructions will be provided in the post-event email following the conference. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation.
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.

AXIS Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at info@axismeded.com.