A core benefit for Illinois State Medical Society members is access to our popular webinar series.  ISMS members and their staff can sign up for ISMS-sponsored webinars for free. Here is a list of our upcoming courses.  Members receive email notifications when course registration opens.  If you aren’t receiving notices, contact us to make sure you are added to our education promotion list.

 


November

November 18      Introduction to Human Trafficking: Identification and Response for Health Care Professionals

Noon to 1 PM

Survivors of sex and labor trafficking come into contact with a variety of health care settings more frequently than you may think, but they are rarely identified. This webinar will provide physicians and their staff with the knowledge and tools they need to be better equipped to identify and respond to patients who have experienced trafficking. 
 
Learning Objectives:
 
At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify signs, symptoms, and chief complaints commonly presented by human trafficking victims in the healthcare setting
  2. Describe methods of engagement and common barriers to patient disclosure
  3. List screening questions that help identify situations of sex and labor trafficking
  4. Discuss practical considerations for providing trauma informed care
  5. Describe community resources available to survivors, including connections to services, legal assistance, and law enforcement

The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

ISMS members, ISMIE policyholders and staff for both can participate in this webinar for free. All others must pay $150 to attend. If you are not an ISMS member, ISMIE policyholder, or work for a policyholder, please email hpresearch@isms.org for payment instructions.

 

About the Presenters

Jaclyn Rodriquez, BSN, BS, RN, SANE-A
Jaclyn Rodriquez, BSN, BS, RN, SANE-A Image

Jaclyn Rodriguez is the SANE Coordinator for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.  She has been practicing as a Registered Nurse in Emergency Rooms throughout the Chicagoland area since 2003.  She became a SANE in 2005 and Nationally Certified SANE-A in 2006.  She still currently practices as a registered nurse and on-call SANE-A.  In her 4.5 years as SANE Coordinator, she has provided education to over 10,000 healthcare providers, law enforcement, advocates and others on topics related to sexual assault and forensic nursing.  As part of the Attorney General’s Office, she has participated in writing key pieces of legislation that are shaping the care of sexual assault victims throughout the state, including legislation for law enforcement, hospitals and health care professionals.  She is an active member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, participates as a member of the finance committee and currently holds the position of treasurer for the Illinois Chapter.

 
 
 

Shaina Fuller

​​​​Shaina Fuller ImageShaina Fuller is the Assistant Task Force Coordinator of the Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force. She also serves as the Chair of the Healthcare Subcommittee on the Task Force. Fuller received her Bachelor's in Communications with a concentration in Global Health from Northwestern University and received her Master's in Public Health from UIC.

December

December 4         Recognizing and Defusing Aggressive Behavior Before Violence Erupts      

Noon to 1 PM

Federal data indicates that U.S. healthcare workers are at considerably higher risk of workplace violence than workers in other sectors.

In this webinar, healthcare security expert Steve Wilder will discuss strategies to recognize and defuse aggressive behavior and other key considerations for physicians and clinicians to keep in mind should they encounter a potentially violent situation in the workplace.

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Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the six levels of behavioral change on the aggression continuum
  • Explain the aggressor’s behavior at each level of the continuum
  • Identify strategies to de-escalate each level of behavior on the aggression continuum

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

ISMS members, ISMIE policyholders and staff for both can participate in this webinar for free. All others must pay $150 to attend. If you are not an ISMS member, ISMIE policyholder, or work for a policyholder, please email hpresearch@isms.org for payment instructions.

About the presenter

Steve Wilder

Steve Wilder ImageSteve Wilder, BA, CHSP, STS, has spent the past 35 years in healthcare safety, security, and risk management and currently serves as COO and Senior Healthcare Consultant at Sorensen, Wilder & Associates. Mr. Wilder has provided consultation services to hundreds of clients, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home care agencies, healthcare clinics, physician practices and pre-hospital/EMS services.

Mr. Wilder has performed security vulnerability assessments and mock OSHA audits at over 400 healthcare facilities across the United States and has trained thousands of workers in best practices for workplace safety and security. In 2018, Mr. Wilder was the recipient of the Illinois Security Professionals Association award for Emergency Preparedness Leadership.

An experienced trial expert, Mr. Wilder consults for law firms and insurance companies on issues of healthcare safety, security, non-clinical risk management, aggression management, and workplace violence. 


       

Also Coming in 2019

 

TBD                        Legislative Update

 

TBD                        Violence Against Health Professionals (Prevention & Response)

 

TBD                        Billing and Prior Authorization

 

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