FACE-To-Face Conferences, Meetings and Educational Events

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Oct. 8, 2016 12th Annual Frank M. Ryburn, Jr., MD
Hospice & Palliative Medicine Symposium
- Non-TNMHO Event of Interest - More Info.
Oct. 14, 2016 2016 Grief and Loss Symposium - Non-TNMHO Event of Interest - More info
Nov. 4, 2016 ELNEC Core - 1 Day training in Dallas, TX Early Registration Open

Includes: Nursing Care at the End of Life; Pain Management; Symptom Management; Ethical/Legal Issues; Cultural Considerations in End-of-Life Care; Communication; Loss, Grief, Bereavement; and Preparation for and Care at the Time of Death. 

Nov. 11, 2016 Free Screening of “Being Mortal” on Friday, November 11, 2016, 1-4 pm, University of Texas at El Paso College
Feb. 24-26, 2017

34th Annual Conference, @ the Omni Houston- EARLY REGISTRATION

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

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Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator Prep Course

September 22, 2016 in Austin, TX

Advance your Hospice Administrator Career by Becoming CHPCA Certified

This one-day course is designed to help prepare Hospice Administrators and Assistant Hospice Administrators take the national Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator’s examination. It will provide a general overview of testing trends in hospice and palliative care administrations including leadership, ethics, operations, fiscal management, staffing, and compliance.  The curriculum is based on the content outline for the national exam and is meant for individuals with hospice administration experience.  

Target Audience
Experienced Hospice Administrators, Assistant Administrators 
 

  REGISTRATION For the Prep Course:

Objectives
At the conclusion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the objective, organization and structure of the Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator’s test
  • Understand key ethics principles and how they relate to hospice operations
  • Understand the legal and practical aspects of human resource management for hospice agencies.
  • Engage in problem solving activities and conflict resolution
  • Understand common fiscal tools such as benchmarking, budgeting and fiscal deadlines
  • Incorporate continuity of quality and operational goals in daily operations.
  • Understand appropriate options for an administrator when adverse events happen.
  • Review organizational integrity and compliance by reviewing published industry standards and guidelines.
  • Describe test-taking tips and practical methods of preparing for the exam.

Teaching tools

  • Pre and post testing based on prior NHPCA tests
  • Question and answers
  • Case studies and Scenarios
  • Group interaction
  • Lecture
  • After Course Study Tools, and Materials
  • Download the Handbook
Member or Non-member:
Lunch Special Needs:
Attendee Name & Employer:
Email Address of Attendee:

Registering by Check? Download our payment form.

Location: 1108 Lavaca, 7th Floor Meeting Room 8:30-4:30 Accommodations

Presenter
Shirley Z. Sommer a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator since it was initially offered in 2009 and a Certified Public Accountant of 30 plus years.  She has worked in the hospice field for 11 years including being an administrator and took the agency from an ADC of 7 patients to 75 patients within 3 years.  As a District Regional Director, she oversaw the administration of multiple hospice agencies within the State of Texas.  She has also been involved in the collection of hundreds of thousands of dollars of receivables considered uncollectible due to Medicare sequential billing issues before assuming chief financial officer for hospice operations with a large regional home care and hospice company.    Shirley currently owns her own hospice consulting business which specializes in helping hospices manage financial, regulatory, and patient coordination issues specific to hospice patients in nursing facilities.  Shirley has presented several times for the TXNMHO annual conference with exception reviews, and has also been asked by other hospice and related healthcare organizations to present on administrator educational topics.

Continuing Education offered for Texas Hospice Administrators, certificate of attendance offered as well. Texas and New Mexico Hospice is an approved provider of administrator training for Hospice and Home Health Agencies by the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities(DADS).

Note: The test is for experienced hospice administrators.  We will be going over very advanced concepts used to manage hospices and team members in advance situations such as crisis situations. Find a Testing Location near you for after the prep course!

Cancelation policy: Refund minus $25 registration fee unti 9/19/16

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Elnec

November 4, 2016 - Dallas, TX

Advance your Hospice Career by Becoming ELNEC Certified

ELNEC is an acronym that stands for End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium. The course provides nurses with education in palliative care preparing them to teach the information to practicing nurses and other healthcare professionals. The ELNEC content is divided into modules. Each module is accompanied by objectives, outline, PowerPoint slides, talking points for each slide, references, case studies, and supplemental teaching materials.

ELNEC Curriculum: Nursing Care at the End of Life; Pain Management; Symptom Management; Ethical/Legal Issues; Cultural Considerations in End-of-Life Care; Communication; Loss, Grief, Bereavement; and Preparation for and Care at the Time of Death. 

Who Should Attend: All Hospice Professionals experienced and new

When: November 4, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where: VNA Media Room at 1600 Viceroy Dr Ste 400, Dallas, TX 75235

REGISTER HERE (Early Registration until 9/30 Save $20):
Member or Non-member:
Lunch Special Needs:
Attendee Name & Employer:
Credentials&Email of Attendee:

CNE/CE/CEU: Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  

Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization is an approved provider of Continuing Education for Administrators by The Texas Department of Aging and Disability.

Cancelation policy: Refund minus $25 registration fee unti 10/25/2016.

ACCOMODATIONS: CROWNE PLAZA DALLAS - MARKET CENTER IS OFFER $100 PER NIGHT ROOMS. Make your reservation here.

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The 34th Annual Convention of the Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization

Feb. 24-26, 2017- Houston, TX

THE 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
We are excited to announce that we will be holding our Annual Convention at the Omni Hotel in Houston on February 24-26, 2017, and we would like to invite you to join us in our celebration of our 34th Conference. Over 50 innovative hospice sessions covering everything from clinical, regulatory, leadership and psychosocial will be offered. We are expecting over 400 professionals in attendance again this year.

Early Full Registration (save over $50):

 

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NON-TNMHO EVENTS OF INTEREST:

12th Annual Frank M. Ryburn, Jr., MD
Hospice & Palliative Medicine Symposium

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Knipling Education & Conference Center
6th Floor of the West Parking Garage
Covenant Medical Center – Lubbock, TX

REGISTRATION: http://covenanthealth.inreachce.com

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2016 GRief and Loss Symposium

Oct. 14, 2016 - 8 AM - 3:30 PM - Free Event and Lunch Provided

Event Address: 1000 Wiggins Parkway, Mesquite, TX 75150

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You’re invited to a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on Friday, November 11, 2016, 1-4 pm at the beautiful University of Texas at El Paso College of Health Sciences and School of Nursing. You will be part of a national dialog taking place in our community that helps clinicians address difficult end-of-life decisions.

“Being Mortal” investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and providers. It follows Dr. Atul Gawande as he speaks with doctors about talking to patients as they near the end of their lives. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest.

“We (clinicians) are afraid of talking to patients about the problems,” of aging and dying, says Dr. Gawande in the film. “We aren’t particularly good at handling people going through the last phases of life.”

Watch a short trailer here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRkr09ZMI3w

We are pleased to offer CEUs for this programming and it was made possible by the following organizations: 

  • The Texas Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with the ethics designation.
  • Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare will award up to 2.75 contact hours with the ethics designation for completion of this educational activity.
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is an approved provider of continuing education units (CEU) by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, Provider #5800, for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. UTEP’s Department of Social Work will award up to 3 CEU’s with the ethics designation for completion of this educational activity.

We hope to see you there!

Seating is limited, register early.  Registration begins 10/1/2016. To register go to:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/being-mortal-medicine-and-what-matters-in-the-end-tickets-27391276044

Screening host is CIMA Hospice-El Paso with the following community partners: