ACOA Sessions


How to Set up a Complimentary Medicine Center Friday, November 10, 2000 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Speaker: John L. Surprenant, MDiv,MA,MHA
              Marie S. DeStefano, RN,OCN,MSN,FAAMA

    The program will focus on various ways to set up a complimentary medicine program. This will include various organizational structures as well as looking at free standing facilities, hospital based facilities and centers without walls.

Day to Day Operational Issues of Managing a Complimentary Medicine Center Friday, November 10, 2000 3:40 – 4:40 p.m.

Speaker: John Martinez, MPT

    This session will identify some of the operational issues and challenges facing complimentary centers. Strategic planning, operations and marketing procedures will be discussed.

Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Research Friday, November 10, 2000 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.

Speaker: Mary Ann Richardson, MD

    This session will address issues related to research in reference to complimentary medicine.

JCAHO Pain Standards and Compliance Saturday, November 11, 2000 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Speaker: Chryl C. Corizzo

    An examination of the new JCAHO Pain Management Standards, with examples of how to demonstrate compliance, and reinforce nursing responsibilities in the management of patients in pain. This program is designed to educate registered nurses and other allied health professionals on ways to improve the effectiveness of pain management in their health care settings, specifically reviewing; 1) the JCAHO standards specific to pain management and what/how institutions need to demonstrate compliance; 2) resources/tools to assist in assessing and effecting change; and 3) the specific role that nurses play in optimizing pain management for patients; and 4) demonstrate examples of how one institution used the quality improvement process to enhance pain management practice.

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