News and CEU opportunities

CEU opportunity: Piedmont’s 11th Annual Pulmonary Conference

May 12, 2017

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital Respiratory Care will sponsor the conference, which will focus on “Pulmonary Topics of Interest 2017.” Topics will include:

  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Neonatal update
  • Tobacco Use update

May 12, 2017, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital Rich Auditorium 77 building 1968 Peachtree Rd. NW. Atlanta, GA 30309

Paid Parking, Lunch provided

Fees are as follows:

Piedmont Employees before April 15th- 40$

Non Employees Before April 15th - 75$

Students with Valid ID Before April 15th 30$

Application has been submitted for six AARC CRCE credits and six AACN continuing education credits.

For more information contact Stefania Fileni at and visit:

Miles Hurley of Hurley Elder Care Law will present two CEU topics.

“Healthcare Laws Every Provider Should Know: 2017 Update.” The laws impacting healthcare providers and consumers are constantly changing both at the federal level and within our State of Georgia. This timely update will feature information on new federal regulations surrounding nursing homes, patient access to experimental drugs, state laws that impact in-home care providers as well as changes to Guardianship/Conservatorship rules. We will update the proposed changes from 2016, look at some legislative missed opportunities and examine Medicaid’s “look back” regulations. CEUs available: 1 core hour for social workers (GA NASW); 1 contact hour for case managers (CCMC); 1 contact hour for RNs (TNA).

“Ethical Dilemmas in Geriatric Care: A Case Study Approach.” Unique challenges exist at the intersection of ethical decision-making and geriatric care. Even though we have clear ethical principles, the challenging realities of patients and families often leave the helping professionals questioning the best course of action. Are there times when you should advocate for the family caregiver instead of the patient? Is it sometimes okay to disclose confidential information? Does your patient have the right to make his/her own decisions? Please join Hurley Elder Care Law in a discussion of unique ethical dilemmas in geriatric care. With the use of case studies, we will explore issues related to client identification, capacity, confidentiality, undue influence, conflicts of interest, and informed consent. Each case is unique, and we look forward to your input. CEUs available: 1 core or ethic hour for social workers (GA NASW); 1 contact hour for case managers (CCMC) and RNs (TNA).

Location: Jewish Family and Career Services, 4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30338.

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2017; Registration: 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., Healthcare Laws CEU: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Lunch: 12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m., Ethical Dilemmas in Geriatric Care CEU: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. RSVP:

WellStar Kennestone Hospital’s Trauma Center celebrates 5 years

Five years ago, WellStar Kennestone Hospital was designated a Level II Trauma Center by the Georgia Department of Public Health. Since then, Kennestone Hospital has seen significant growth in their emergency services. In the past five years, the trauma team has cared for more than 7,000 patients.

The Kennestone trauma program was awarded the 2015 Healthcare Hero Award by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, hosted the inaugural Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses course and earned a Gold Award for the last three years from the Health Resources and Services Administration for Workplace Partnership for Life program with LifeLink of Georgia.

Trauma Centers are designated as a Level I-IV based on resources available. Level I and II trauma centers provide 24-hour, seven-day-a-week in-house availability of skilled trauma surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare providers. A Level I center is usually aligned with an academic institution (i.e. medical school) as trauma research is required.

Kennestone Hospital operates the busiest emergency department in the state, which consists of three designated trauma rooms and 63 exam rooms. Kennestone Hospital is located at 677 Church Street in Marietta.

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