The Oaks on Parkwood

Noland Hall

2651 Laurel OaksDrive

Bessemer, Alabama .35022

Wednesday, January 23, 2018


7-15 - 7:50am    Registration

7:50  - 8:00am   Welcome: Housekeeping and Introduction

                           Carlette C. Smith, RN, NHA, MA,BSN, BA

                           Owner, Facilitator, Lecturer

                           Human Resource Options LLC 

8:00  - 9:00am    Who Are You, and How Do I Work With You?

                            Cynthia Watts, BA, DISC Personality

                            Certified Life Coach Certification,

                            Watts Management Solutions

9:00 - 10:00am    Overview of Stroke

                            Lynn Phifer, RN,BSN, MPA, CRRN

                            Hospital Educator and Employee Health Nurse 

                            Encompass  Health Lakeshore in


10:00 - 11:00am  Benefits of Early Admission to Hospice

                            Paige Landry, RN, BSN

                            Clinical Liaison and Hospice Care Consultant 

11:00 -11:30am   Break, Visit with Vendors

11:30 - 12:30pm  Basic Estate Planning: What Documents that You


12:30 - 1:00pm     Lunch, Visit with Vendors

                             Lunch provided by Leanne Messer and Shannon

                             Dewberry, Brookdale Senior Living and Brookdale 

                              Home Health.

1:00  - 2:00pm      Improving Patient Care: Ethics in Healthcare

                              Shellee Braxton, RN

                              Marketing Director, Hospice of North Alabama

                              Oasis Hospice

2:00  - 3:000pm     Geopharmacy: Medication Do's and Don'ts

                              Dr. Andrew Duxbury

                              Professor, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and

                              Palliative Care, University of Alabama,


3:00 -  3;15pm       Break, Visit with Vendors

3:15  -  4:00pm      The Yellow Dot Program

                               Carlette C. Smith, RN, NHA, MA, BSN, BA

4:00  -  5:00pm       Alabama and STI's in the 21st Century: Emerging 

                                (and Emerged) Issues

                                Richard Meriwethwer, Volunteer Health Educator,

                                AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC),

                                Initiative of Medical and Advocacy Outreach

                                 (MAO) of Alabama

5pm                         Evaluations (MUST BE SIGNED TO RECEIVE

                                CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE).

                                Certificates will be awarded for hours attended,   

Contact Hours:         9.3 hours for Nurses, ABNP1246; 8 hours for Social Workers,ABSW#0100, Expires 8-31-19), 8 hours for Physical Therapist/Assistants, Occupational Therapists/Assistants, Nursing Home Administrators. 5.5 hours, 0.0 hours applied towards Category II requirements for Assisted Living Administrators.

Replacement certificate are $10.00.

 Fee: $75.00 and $55.00 for Assisted Living Administrators( You are approved for 8am to 3pm, you are welcome to stay the entire seminar. Pay may be mailed to: Human Resource Options, Post Office Box 310996, Birmingham, Alabama 35231 You can pay with credit card at the Pay Pal button below:

If you have questions or concerns, call Carlette Smith at 205-567-7910 or email at

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​                                 Guest Speakers                                                                                                                                                                             Cynthia Watts, BA, (Samford University, DISC Personality Profile Certification, Certified Life Coach, Watts Management Solutions. Cynthia Watts, BA, DISC Personality Cynthia is Children’s Director at The First Baptist Church of Birmingham on Lakeshore Drive (1917-present). Previous employment: Director of Quality and Compliance, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy (2014-2016); Watts Management Solutions (1999-present, where is a consultant, speaker, team facilitator and corporate trainer for businesses with accreditation preparation, Quality Improvement, Patient Experience, Leadership Development, Employee Coaching, and Customer Relations.
Who are You and How Do I Work with You?
Objectives: At the completion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of: **Four basic personalities **Knows their own personality type **Specific Ways to effectively communicate with personality types of patients and co-workers who are different from themselves **How to Reduce Conflict **How to Communicate to co-workers exactly how they prefer to receive communication.

 Lynn Phifer, RN, BSN, MPA, CRRN, Hospital Educator and Employee Health Nurse at Encompass Health Lakeshore in Birmingham. Phifer is a BLS and ACLS instructor. She is FIM certified and a member of ARN and Sigma Theta Tau. She has been honorably discharged as a member of the US Army Reserve. She served as Chief Nurse of the 19996 Olympics in Atlanta and Nurse of the Year in Tennessee in 2011.
Overview of Stroke
At the conclusion of this presentation, participant will have knowledge of: **The two major types of STROKE-Ischemic/clot and hemorrhagic bleed. **Different symptoms for Left Stroke vs Right Stroke, including Safety. **Risk factors that are not modifiable and risk factors that are modifiable. **Patient education to help prevent another STROKE.

Paige Landry, RN, BSN, Clinical Liaison and Hospice Care Consultant, New Beacon Hospice, a graduate from Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Paige has previously worked in long term care facilities as Assistant Director of Nursing and Director of Nursing.                                                                                      

Benefits of Early Admission to Hospice                                                     Objectives: At the completion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of: **General issues of the aging population **Statistics of the aging population **Diagnoses that Medicare is currently targeting to lower the readmission rates in the hospital ** Steps that have been taken within our community  for adults with Myocardial Infarction  (MI).Heart Failure (HF) and Pneumonia admissions                                                                                                                                                                                 R. Matthew (Matt) Talley, Esq, LICSW,  Partner at Cornelius & Talley, PC. Matt earned his Juris Doctorate in Probate and Family Law, Masters of Science in Social Work, and Bachelor of Psychology at University of Alabama. He is a Licensed Certified Social Worker. Matt has membership with Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations. He practices in Jefferson, Shelby, and St. Clair counties. His specialty is serving the elderly and mentally ill adult and geriatric populations. He serves as Program Coordinator of Mental Health Services, working with mentally ill adult and geriatric clients.                                              

Basic Estate Planning: What Documents You Need                             Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of: ** Why this topic is important for everyone: The documents discussed can: **Protect your assets. **Make provisions for your family **Help facilitate medical treatment **Give authority to pay your bills **Help secure placement and placement for long term care. **Show what your wishes are for end of life care.                       

Shellee Braxton, RN, Marketing Director, Hospice of North Alabama, Oasis Hospice, covering 34 counties in the state of Alabama. Shellee earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She wrote the first behavior management program for Limestone Heal Facility in 1995.                                          

Improving Patient Care: Ethics in Healthcare                   

Objectives: At the completion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of:  **State 3 reasons Ethics in Healthcare is important **List the 4 Principals of Healthcare Ethics **List 3 benefits of utilizing the 4 Principles of Healthcare Ethics in the healthcare setting **Describe a way that you can apply the 4 Principals of Healthcare Ethics in your specific healthcare setting.                                                      

 Andrew S. Duxbury, MD, Professor, Division of Gerontology , Geriatrics and Palliative Care, University of Alabama, Birmingham.                                                                                                               Geropharmacy: Medication Do’s and Dont's                                         Objectives: At the completion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of: **Understand how the body’s physiologic changes require clinicians to be careful with pharmacotherapy **Know the various categories of adverse drug reactions and drugs commonly associated with them. **Understand principles of adherence to medical therapy and how these apply to routine medication use.                      

Carlette C. Smith, RN, NHA, MA, BSN, BA, Human Resource Options LLC                                                                                             

 The Yellow Program                                                            

Objectives: :  At the completion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of:  **The Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens during automobile accidents when they may not be able to communicate for themselves. Emergency information for first responders.                                                                                                                                                          Richard Meriwether, Volunteer Health Educator, AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC), an initiative of Medical and Advocacy Outreach (MAO) of Alabama. Retired as Program Manager/Health Educator/Trainer, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, UAB.                                                                        

HIV/STIs and the Impact of Alabama Law                                              Objectives:  At the completion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of: **How to define/identify the acronyms/terms: confidential, opt in/opt out, informed consent, STI,HIV, ADPH; *How to describe the ADPH’s process/procedures for initiating Partner Notification/Contact Tracing ,following the ADPH’s receipt of a positive test for one of the following: STI’s, HIV, syphilis, Chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomniasis or   Chancroid.  **Understand the role of the Alabama Department of Public Health in responding to STI infections **Understanding Alabama laws addressing sexual health issues.  These policies should be discussed in orientation/workshops because this applies to the public, facility employees, residents and visitors in you facilities.