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Leadership & Legal Aspects of Nursing/ Social Media & Blurring of Professional Boundaries

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Location:  Nicholls State University Betsy Cheramie Ayo Hall Auditorium
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. registration.  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Presentation
Credit:  5.5  contact hours

Speakers:  Teresita McNabb Rn, BSN, MSHSA, Vice President of Nursing Services at Terrebonne General Medical Center.  McNabb is  a Certified Nursing Administrator/Advanced.  In 2008 she became a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and in 2011 became a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant.

Carllene MacMillan, RN, MSN, DNP Board member Louisiana State Board of Nursing.  While serving as Chair of Compliance Committee on the Settlement Committee for LSBN the issue of misuse of social media was noted in an increasing number of practice violations.  In 2009 she was accepted into the National Counsel of State Boards of Nursing Institute of Regulatory Excellence Program, with a project focus om Social Media.

Ella D. Kliebert, RN, JD, MSN-HCAM,  is the Director of Risk Management and Patient Improvement at Ochsner Medical Center.  Kliebert received her Juris Doctor from Loyola College of Law in New Orleans and is a licensed attorney in Louisiana.  She has served as clerk to the Honorable F. Hugh Larose in the 17th Judicial District.  She has also worked as a compliance officer for the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.

The goal of this activity is three fold:  To explore and analyze good leadership characteristics; to gain insight into issues most litigated and measures to prevent litigation; to explore the issues which make social media a potential liability for heath care providers and discuss ways to teach professionals how to avoid the misuse of this media.  Upon completion of the activity the participant will recognize the difference between a leader and a manager; identify ways to develop leadership qualities; list effective leadership qualities; list effective communication strategies; understand the effects of motivation and its effect on employees; identify ways in which to facilitate change; distinguish between being a good leader and a manager; analyze issues most litigated and identify measures to protect from litigation; describe the use of social media in health care, explain the difference between privacy and confidentiality, identify 6 principles for social networking and identify one consequence of violating ones’ professional boundaries.  The target audience is all health care professionals.



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