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Fall 2019 Semester

Presentations are held on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central Time in Austin (1100 W. 49th Street, see map) or via webinar.

September 11: Public Health and Medical Response in Texas
September 18: The Supportive Palliative Care Paradigm: An Evolving Approach to Serious Illness Care
September 25: To be announced.
October 2: Four Ways to Help You Feel Good About Your Opioid Prescription
October 9: How Maternal Early Warning Systems Can Decrease Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in Texas
October 16: It’s Hard to Make A’s with a Toothache: Oral Health Status of Texas Elementary Students

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Jeffrey Hoogheem
Jeffrey Hoogheem


Public Health and Medical Response in Texas

Public Health and Medical Response in Texas

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Presenter:
Jeffrey Hoogheem 
Director of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Texas Department of State Health Services

Description
Texas is a large state with a diverse set of threats, hazards and risks. Consequently, Texas’ emergency managers must plan for response to all incident types. Almost every incident has a significant public health and/or medical component necessitating comprehensive and ongoing planning, training and exercising. This session will describe the system, including the processes and resources, that have been developed to respond to public health and medical threats in Texas.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three of the unique hazards and risks that exist in Texas.
  • Describe the public health and medical resources that are maintained for disaster response in Texas.
  • Examine the components of the Public Health and Medical response system in Texas.
  • Discuss the implications of Emergency Support Function 8 (ESF8).

1.5 Continuing Education Credits/Contact Hours Available for the Following (live* event only):

  • AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
  • Continuing Nursing Education
  • Certified Health Education Specialists  
  • Master-Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Certified in Public Health
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors 
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Psychologists 
  • Registered Sanitarians
  • Social Workers

A certificate of attendance is available for those not seeking the credits/contact hours listed above.

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Robert L. Fine
Robert L. Fine, MD, FACP, FAAHPM


The Supportive Palliative Care Paradigm: An Evolving Approach to Serious Illness Care

The Supportive Palliative Care Paradigm: An Evolving Approach to Serious Illness Care

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Presenter:
Robert L. Fine, MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Clinical Director, Office of Clinical Ethics and Palliative Care, Baylor Scott and White Health

Description
Health care professionals and lay persons have confused Palliative Care and Hospice for too long. This lecture will help end that confusion by delivering a broad overview of Supportive Palliative Care (newly defined in Texas law and serving the sickest 5-15% of us) as a service quite distinct from Hospice care (long defined in Texas law and serving the less than 1% of us who die yearly). The evolution of Supportive Palliative Care (SPC) to meet the many deficits in serious illness care in our hospitals will be explored. Evidence of the myriad peer reviewed benefits of SPC to patients, families, professionals, and health care organizations will be shared.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define two different components of palliative care – Hospice and Supportive Palliative Care (SPC).
  • Outline the evolution of SPC and explain to others the benefits of SPC services to patients, families, health care providers and payers (including the state)
  • Articulate the Tasks of Supportive Palliative Care and explain at least one factor in meeting each of the tasks.
  • Report to your respective health care organizations current challenges in the availability of SPC services in Texas and how one large health care system is trying to meet those challenges within its service areas.  

1.5 Continuing Education Credits/Contact Hours Available for the Following (live* event only):

  • AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
  • Continuing Nursing Education
  • Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Master-Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Certified in Public Health
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Psychologists
  • Registered Sanitarians
  • Social Workers

A certificate of attendance is available for those not seeking the credits/contact hours listed above.

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September 25: To be announced

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Presenter:

Description

Learning Objectives:


1.5 Continuing Education Credits/Contact Hours Available for the Following (live* event only):


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Marc Fleming
Marc Fleming, PhD, MPH, RPh

J. Douglas Thornton
J. Douglas Thornton, Ph.D., Pharm.D., BCPS

Michael Mackert
Michael Mackert, PhD

Kasey Strey
Kasey Strey

 Four Ways to Help You Feel Good About Your Opioid Prescription

Four Ways to Help You Feel Good About Your Opioid Prescription

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Presenters:
Marc Fleming, PhD, MPH, RPh

University of Texas Health Science Center
J. Douglas Thornton, Ph.D., Pharm.D., BCPS
University of Houston
Michael Mackert, PhD
Dell Medical School, University of Texas-Austin
Linda Yazdanshenas
Enforcement Officer, Texas State Board of Pharmacy
Kasey Strey
NASADAD Prevention Coordinator for Texas, TTOR Opioid Prevention Lead, and SPF-Rx Project Director, HHSC 

Description
The Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) helps health professionals make decisions about prescribing and dispensing and can be used to improve patient health. Four experts will share their knowledge about the Texas PMP, enhancements to the system, and new tools available to help you feel confident about sending someone home with opioids.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the Texas PMP and what it can do. 
  • Discuss how to register for and use the Texas PMP. 
  • Examine free tools to aid patient conversations about opioid use, misuse, and safe disposal.

1.5 Continuing Education Credits/Contact Hours Available for the Following (live* event only):

  • AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
  • Continuing Nursing Education
  • Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Master-Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Certified in Public Health
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Psychologists
  • Registered Sanitarians
  • Social Workers

A certificate of attendance is available for those not seeking the credits/contact hours listed above.

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Catherine Squire Eppes
Catherine Squire Eppes, MD MPH

Christina M. Davidson, MD
Christina M. Davidson, MD

How Maternal Early Warning Systems Can Decrease Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in Texas

How Maternal Early Warning Systems Can Decrease Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in Texas

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Presenters:
Catherine Squire Eppes, MD MPH 

Baylor College of Medicine
Chief of Obstetrics Ben Taub Hospital
Maternal Medical Director Ben Taub Hospital
TexasAIM Faculty Chair
Christina M. Davidson, MD
Baylor College of Medicine 
Texas Children’s Fetal Center™
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital

Description
Delayed recognition and response to abnormal vital signs is a known etiology of maternal morbidity and mortality in many states, including Texas.  Maternal early warning systems are systems for specific response with vital signs that are known to be associated with maternal adverse outcomes.  These systems work to expedite the response to conditions such as preeclampsia, sepsis, cardiovascular complications, and hypovolemia.  

Please join recognized experts, Dr. Catherine Eppes and Dr. Christina Davidson, for a thought-provoking discussion of maternal early warning systems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review causes of maternal morbidity and mortality in Texas.
  • Outline the evidence behind systems of early warning recognition.
  • Illustrate parallels in the AIM pph and HTN bundles and maternal early warning systems.

1.5 Continuing Education Credits/Contact Hours Available for the Following (live* event only):

  • AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
  • Continuing Nursing Education
  • Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Master-Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Certified in Public Health
  • Registered Sanitarians
  • Social Workers

A certificate of attendance is available for those not seeking the credits/contact hours listed above.

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Rhonda Stokley
Rhonda Stokley, DDS

It’s Hard to Make A’s with a Toothache: Oral Health Status of Texas Elementary Students

It’s Hard to Make A’s with a Toothache: Oral Health Status of Texas Elementary Students

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Presenter:
Rhonda Stokley, DDS
State Public Health Dental Director, DSHS 

Description
The Texas Department of State Health Services Oral Health Improvement Program conducted statewide oral health surveillance of public schoolchildren in Kindergarten and third grade from 2017-2019.  This presentation shares key findings and compares and contrasts the two age groups. Dr. Stokley will also compare Texas to national Healthy People 2020 targets and discuss what should be done next to help reduce the prevalence of tooth decay in Texas children.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the impact of tooth decay on a child’s ability to learn.
  • Compare the oral health status of younger and older Texas elementary school students.
  • Describe how the oral health status of Texas children compares to Healthy People 2020 targets.

1.5 Continuing Education Credits/Contact Hours Available for the Following (live* event only):

  • AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM 
  • Continuing Nursing Education
  • Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Master-Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Certified in Public Health
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Psychologists
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Registered Sanitarians
  • Social Workers 

A certificate of attendance is available for those not seeking the credits/contact hours listed above.

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Last updated August 15, 2019