Spring Symposium 2019

                                     Saturday, May 18,2019       7:15 am - 5 pm

                                          The Oaks on Parkwood, Noland Hall

                               2651 Laurel Oaks Drive, Bessemer, Alabama 35022


7:15  -  7:50 am            Registration and Breakfast (Provided by Leanne Messer, Brookdale Senior Living)

7:15  -  8:00 am            Welcome, Housekeeping, Introduction

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

                                     Owner, Facilitator, Speaker, Human Resource Options LLC

8:00  -  9:00 am             Carbohydrates Made Simple/Nutrition for Diabetes

                                      Ann Heard-Nesbitt, RDLN, CDE

                                      Certified Diabetes Educator​Cooper Greene Mercy Health Services

9:00 - 10:00 am             Feeling Better Again: Understanding How Breast Cancer Survivors "Create                                                    Wellness".

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

                                       Owner, Facilitator, Coordinator, Speaker, Human Resource Options LLC

10:00  -11:00 am            Myofascial Release: General Treatment

                                       Juan (J. P.) Church, MSPT, ATC

                                       Beyond Physical Therapy LLC (Partner/Owner)

11:00  -  11:15 am           Break  (Snacks provided by Human Resource Options LLC)

11:15  -  12:15  pm          "Don't Assume"! Colorectal Cancer Prevention

                                         Dr. Jeanette Keith, Gastroenterologist

12:15  -  12:45 pm            Lunch (Provided by Lynda Lewis, Vice President, Trust Officer,Argent Trust                                                  Company and Stephanie White, Trust Administrator and Administrative Assistant

12:45  -  1:45 pm               "Asthma Blues:"Music with a Message that Matters!

                                           Albert Keith, BA, CRT

                                           CTK Clinical Consultants,LLC

​1:45  -  2:00 pm                  Treatment of Post-CVA (Stroke) to Neuroplasticity (cell growth)

                                            Karlie Brantley, DPT, PT, OT, NCS

                                            Encompass Health Lakeshore Rehabilitation

3:00  - 4:00 pm                    Exercise and Fitness to Help "Take Care of You"!

                                            Karlie Brantley, DPT, PT, OT, NCS

4:00 pm  -  5:00 pm            Ethics in Documentation: Inpatient versus Observation

                                            Mary Bogan, BSW, 

                                            Case Manager, Grandview Medical Center

5:00 pm                               Evaluations (must have a signature to receive a certificate)

                                            Awarding of Certificates of Attendance 

Contact Hours:    Nurses: 9.3 hours   (ABNP#2346 expires 1-21-2023) 

                              Social Workers:  8.0 hours  (ASWEB#0100 expires 8-31-2019)

                              Occupational Therapist/Assistants: 8 hours 

                              Physical Therapist/Assistants: 8 hours 

                              Respiratory Therapist: 9.3 hours

                              Nursing Home Administrators: 8 hours

                              Assisted Living Administrators: 6.5 hours, 0.0 hours may be applied toward the                                            Category II requirement for cognitive impairment/dementia education. 

                              Certificated are awarded for hours attended.  All classes are open to the public.

                              There is a$15.00 fee to replace certificates. $35.00 fee for returned checks plus fee.

Fee:                       $75 (to be paid by credit card or on line with Pay Pal. When using the PayPal button,

                               you do not need  to establish an account. Scroll down where it says pay by credit                                         card).    When paying online, please add your title behind your name to assist in placing                                       your  name on the correct sign-in sheet and on the certificate.

                               Note:Assisted Living Administrators: fee $65.00. Pay Pal will not

                                               allow price changes. You will be issued a $10 refund at the class. 

                                You may also pay with check or money order. Mail to:

                                Human Resource Options

                                Post Office Box 310996

                                Birmingham, Alabama 35231 

Contact Information:  Carlette C. Smith: email at hro@humanresourceoptions.com or 205-567-7910.


NEXT 2019 CLASSES: THURSDAY, JULY 18 AND SEPTEMBER 12, 2019.                              


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$75.00. Mail to Human Resource Options, Post Office Box 310996, Birmingham, Alabama 35231.

Name: ________________________ Title: Nurse; ___ SW: ___ PT: __OT: __ RT:___ NHA: ____ALA_

Other: _________      License # _____________ Home Phone: _______  Cell Phone: ________

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Ann Heard-Nesbitt, RDLN, CDE, is a Registered Dietician, Certified Diabetes Educator at Cooper Green Mercy Health Services. She has practiced nutrition and diabetes for more than 25 years. Received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and Diabetes for the Dietetics for The University of Alabama, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa and later board certified as a Diabetic Educator. She has extensive knowledge and experience in various areas of nutrition and serves as Nutrition Preceptor for several colleges. She serves on the Board for the American Diabetes Association and other committees to develop and improve community health, diabetes prevention and management. She is a free-lance writer and community speaker.

Carbohydrates Made Simple/Nutrition for Diabetes                                                                            

Objectives:At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of: **Discuss the importance of meal planning for blood sugar control and optimal health for people with diabetes **Identify the American Diabetes Association’s current dietary recommendations for people with diabetes **Identify simple educational strategies and survival skills for meal planning when treating individuals with diabetes **Identify carbohydrates and their effect on blood sugar control.                                

Carlette C. Smith, RN, NHA, MA, BSN, BA, Owner, Facilitator, Coordinator, Speaker, Human Resource Options LLC, Carlette is the founder and president of Human Resource Options LLC, started in 2003. She is a retired Registered Nurse that worked 40+ years. She has worked as a Nurse Manager, Assistant Director of Nursing, Interim Director of Nurses, Education Coordinator, and Nursing Home Administrator. 
Educational Background:
Associate Degree in Applied Sciences/Nursing (Jefferson State College, 1970)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Sociology (UAB, 1978)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (UAB, 1982)
Master of Arts in Education (UAB, 1986) 
Alabama Board of Nursing - ABNP1246, expires 1-21-2013
Alabama Board of Social Workers (#0100) SW #0100, expires 8-31-19
Alabama Board of Occupation Therapy
Alabama Board of Physical Therapy (to be determined by each therapist)
Alabama Board of Respiratory Therapy (to be determined by each therapist)
Toastmasters International: Competent Communicator (CC), Competent Leader (CL), founding member of Summit Toastmasters Club in 2012, served in the roles of Vice President, Secretary, Membership Coordinator.


Alabama State Nurses Association, Medical Society of Social Organizations (MSSO), Alabama Geriatric Association (AGA), Holy Family Academy Board of Directors:Education Chair, Samford University Legacy League.
Prior approval required for specific classes by:
Alabama Board of Activity Professionals, Alabama Board of Dietary Managers, Alabama Board of Nursing Home Administrators, National Board of Certified Counselors, Alabama Board of Examiners for Assisted Living Administrators, and the Sheriff’s Department of Jefferson County.
Feeling Beautiful Again: Understanding How Breast Cancer Survivors “Create Wellness"

Objectives:At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of: ***Symptoms of Breast Cancer **Universal Laws of Wellness:  ^^Spiritual, ^^Physical, ^^Emotional, ^^Social, ^^Intellectual, ^^Vocational.  **Survivor’s Story, Barbara Shores Martin, LSW **Create Wellness **Laughter: Finding Humor **Breast Cancer of America: Mission Statement.                                          

Juan (J.P.) Church, MSPT, ATC, earned his Masters of Science in Physical Science and Athletic Training from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Bachelors of Science at Auburn University in Exercise Sciences. He is Partner, Physical Therapist and Athletic trainer at Beyond Physical Therapy in Vestavia, Alabama.                                                                                                                

Myofascial Pain Release Syndrome: General Treatment                                                            

Objectives:  At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of:  **Anatomy of myofascial pain release syndrome **Basic restrictions  **Treatments                                                                

Jeanette Keith, MD, i
s a gastroenterologist from Birmingham, Alabama who has specialized training in Clinical Nutrition. Her practice focus includes colon cancer screening, GI disorders that affect obese patients, medical weight management, GI and nutritional concerns of the bariatric patient and general gastroenterology. Research interests include colorectal cancer prevention, understanding and managing lactose intolerance as well as the management of GI/nutritional complications of bariatric surgery. She earned her degree in Medicine from the Indiana University School of Medicine and general Internal Medicine at Indiana University Medical Center. She completed her Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia, followed by a three-year NIH-supported fellowship in Clinical Nutrition at the University of California-Davis. She was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) prior to joining a private practice in Decatur, Alabama. She is an active member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Alabama Gastroenterological Society (AGS).
 “Don’t Assume”! Colorectal Cancer Prevention                                                                          

 Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of: **The meaning of “colorectal cancer” **The identification of populations who should be screened for colorectal cancer **Having an understanding of effective strategies for colorectal cancer prevention.

Albert Keith, BA, CRT, CTK Clinical Consultant, LLC.
Al is a graduate of the University of Chicago Respiratory Therapy Program and National-Louis University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Allied Health. As was the Respiratory Care House Supervisor for Pediatrics and Coordinator of Respiratory Services for Neonatology at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. He was involved in the clinical education of respiratory therapists, nurses, patient care technicians, residents, fellows, and staff physicians in the area of respiratory therapy. Al is also an accomplished professional musician and vocalist with 51 years of experience. In 2002, Al combined patient education and music, when he founded CTK Clinical Consultants. LLC. CTK’s innovative asthma education program “Asthma Blues”, created in 2007, utilizes the science of music and learning to communicate the NAEPP guidelines for asthma management. “Asthma Blues” empowers people with asthma and their caregivers with evidence-based information, delivers key concepts that help them to manage asthma effectively, and equips them with the tools to keep asthma controlled. ”Asthma Blues” is “Music with a Message That Matters”!                                                                                                                                   “Asthma Blues”: Music with a Message That Matters!”                                                                

Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of: **Asthma Physiology that includes changes in the lung and medications for therapy and management  **Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) physiology that includes changes in the lungs and medication **The science of music and learning as a patient and staff education tool.                                                                                                                                                                                 

Karlie Brantley, DPT, OT, PT, NCS, Physical Therapist at Encompass Health Lakeshore Rehabilitation. Karlie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of Alabama at Birmingham and Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science at Willamette University. Karlie is one of six Neurological Certified Specialist in Alabama (ABPTS). Previously Adjunct Lab Professor at UAB and has previously worked as Instructor in the Physical Therapy Aide (non-degree) program at Jefferson StateCollege. Karlie has been a speaker for Human Resource Options since 2013.  Her professional activities have included American Physical Therapy Association, Liaison to the Alabama Board of PT for Lakeshore, Clinical Coordinator of Clinical Education for Healthsouth Lakeshore, Alabama APTA Government Affairs Task Force member.

Treatment of Post-CVA (Stroke) to Encourage Neuroplasticity (nerve cell growth)                              

Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation participants will have knowledge of: **The risk factors and types of Strokes as well as their presentation. **Understanding of at least one example of therapy intervention or strategy to encourage neuroplasticity (allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment. **Understanding of multiple available resources for CVA patients and their care givers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Karley Brantley. DPT, OT, PT, NCS                                                                                                  

Exercise and Fitness to Help “Take Care of You”                                                 

Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation participants will have knowledge of: **How to motivate and increase fitness knowledge to have one or more fitness goals. **To explain several aspects and benefits of fitness. To name and give examples of two main types of exercise. **To connect exercise and disease prevention.                                                                                                                  

Mary Bogan, LBSW,Case Manager, Grand View Medical, is a Case Manager on Pulmonary and Medical units and everywhere needed with the exception Psychiatric Units. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mary has spoken on many occasions for Human Resource Options on the topics: Dementia Overview: “Lewy Body and Parkinson’s Disease”, “Ethic’s in Healthcare and Advanced Directives” and “Hospital-In, Hospital-Out, new Federal Guidelines”.

 Ethics in Documentation: Inpatient versus Observation:                                                          

Objectives:At the conclusion of this presentation participants will have knowledge of: **To have an understanding of why it is unethical to change patient’s criteria for placement purposes into facilities.