February 2019 DHA Clinical Communities Speaker Series Home Study
The Defense Health Agency (DHA), J7, Continuing Education Program Office (CEPO) Clinical Communities Speaker Series events are designed to address the professional practice gaps of our learners in order to improve the care that our healthcare professionals deliver. These educational series are intended to achieve results that reflect a change in skills, competence, and performance of the health care team, and patient outcomes. Collaboration occurs with several government agencies for recruitment of academic subject matter experts, clinicians, and researchers to present on current evidence-based research and best practices, thus enhancing the overall educational experience provided to our participants. Participants are expected to apply what they learned in providing patient care individually and collaboratively as a team towards improved patient outcomes.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Physician Assistants, Optometrists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Kinesiotherapists, Healthcare Executives, , and other health care professionals who support/ care for U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families
- Instruct health care providers on successful implementation of relevant evidence-based and best practice strategies for the health care team.
- Demonstrate how learning new skills will improve overall readiness, health outcomes, and possibly reduce unnecessary costs
- Engage learners in specific training and case vignettes for the application of acquired skills in instilling the importance of applying improvements in the collaborative team approach, which results in positively impacting patient care.
Theresa A. Hart, NCC-E, MS
Falls Church, VA
Ms. Hart has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years. She has a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Systems from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. In 2014, Ms. Hart completed a Fellowship at the Maternal Child Health Leadership Institute at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Ms. Hart was also Nursing Faculty at John’s Hopkins School of Nursing for 10 years.
Her clinical experience is diverse, including practice in inner cities, small communities, and large teaching facilities, as a staff nurse, clinical educator, and Vice President for Women’s Services. She also practiced at National Naval Medical Center from 1998-2010 as staff nurse, then Clinical Educator on the Mother Infant Care Center, prior to moving to the Defense Health Agency in 2010.
LTC Beth A. Salyer, MD, FACOG
Ft. Belvoir, VA
LTC Beth Salyer is currently assigned as a Staff Ob/Gyn physician at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in northern Virginia, where she serves as mentor and teacher to Ob/Gyn and Family Medicine resident physicians, as well as several rotating Health Professional Scholarship and Uniformed Services University medical students and PA candidates on clinical rotations. She was also selected as Perinatal Quality Champion for the hospital.
After completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Colby College, LTC Salyer entered active duty as an enlisted (91B) medic in 1997. She was accepted to USUHS School of Medicine in 2001, and was commissioned at that time. She graduated from USUHS in 2005 with a Doctorate of Medicine, and after a Transitional Internship at Madigan Army Medical Center, completed her Ob/Gyn Residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center (a UNC affiliate) in Wilmington, NC in 2009. She worked as a Staff Ob/Gyn at Evans Army Community Hospital (EACH) in Colorado Springs, CO from 2009-2016, deploying first to Afghanistan and then Kuwait during that time. She was acknowledged as a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2012. She has also served as Family Medicine residency coordinator, Assistant Professor for Rocky Mountain Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine, Physician representative for EACH Safety Committee, and Department representative to the EACH Tumor Board. She currently resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and four sons.
1LT Rose L. Clark, USA, BSN, RN, RNC-OB
Ft. Bragg, NC
After completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2015 at Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA, First Lieutenant Clark commissioned into the United States Army Nurse Corps. First Lieutenant Clark worked as the Gold Bar Recruiter for Baylor University, Waco, TX before attending the Army Nurse Crops Basic Officer Leadership Course. Upon her arrival to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX, she completed a 6 month Nurse Residency Program and was then assigned as a Postpartum Nurse on the Mother Baby Unit from 2017-2018. From there, she graduated from the 66G OB/GYN course in December, 2018 where she also earned her RNC-OB. Although her career is young, First Lieutenant Clark is excited about Obstetric medicine and hopes to advance her education in the near future.
MAJ Kimberly Rosenbaum, MSN, RNC-OB, IBCLC, ANC
Ft. Hood, TX
MAJ Kimberly Rosenbaum earned her Associates degree from Saint Petersburg College in 1996. In 1997, she joined the Army as a medic and shortly after got accepted into the AECP program and graduated magna cum laude with her BSN from Hawaii Pacific University in 2003. After attending the Army Medical Officer Basic Course, MAJ Rosenbaum was assigned to the Medical/Surgical/Pediatric Unit at Fort Riley, Kansas. During her time at Fort Riley, she progressed to working in Same Day Surgery and the PACU. In 2006, MAJ Rosenbaum attended the OB/GYN Specialty Nursing Course in Hawaii and then was assigned to Fort Benning, GA. During her Fort Benning assignment, she worked as the Charge Nurse on the Mother/Baby Unit, the Charge Nurse on Labor and Delivery, and the Head Nurse on the Mother/Baby Unit. In 2010, she was accepted into LTHET and went to George Mason University where she graduated as a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with her degree in Advanced Clinical Nursing in 2012. In 2013, she was assigned to Fort Bliss, TX where she served as a Perinatal CNS. As CNS, she created and ran a hospital wide Bereavement Program, established the hospital as a Mother Friendly certified workplace, and moved the hospital from initiation to the 3rd out of 4 stages in the Baby Friendly designation. At Fort Bliss, she also served as the Interim Clinical Nurse Officer in Charge of the Labor & Delivery Unit and Interim Chief of OB/GYN Nursing. In 2016, she was selected for and assigned to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center as the Deputy Director for the OB/GYN Nursing Specialty Course. During her tenure, she has taught and mentored over 50 registered nurses and proudly continues to mentor many of them today.
MAJ Rosenbaum is nationally certified in Inpatient Obstetrics, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, is a published author, and a reviewer for Nursing for Women’s Health. Some of her awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, and the Army Superior Unit Award.
MAJ Karla M. Dennard, USAF, NC, DNP, MHA, APRN, WHNP-BC
Joint Base San Antonio, TX
Major Karla M. Dennard is the Uniformed Services University, Graduate School of Nursing, Clinical Assistant Professor assigned to the 59th Training Squadron at Joint-Base San Antonio, Lackland AFB, Texas. As the Phase 2 Site Director, Major Dennard is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Family and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner clinical residency.
Educated as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Major Dennard has over 20 years of experience. She received her Master of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, her Master in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix and her Bachelor of Science as well as her Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from the University of Texas. She has certifications in Inpatient Obstetrics, Women's Health Care and Sexual Assault Forensics. Her deployment experience includes tours to South Korea, Mississippi in support of Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan, Guatemala, El Salvador and the Republic of Panama.
MAJ Heather Hubbard, USAF, NC, WHNP-BC
Offut AFB, NE
Major Heather S. Hubbard is currently assigned as Element Leader, Women’s Health Clinic, 55th Medical Group, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. She overseas clinic operations for a 17 staff member element that provide obstetrical and gynecology care to 6,000 beneficiaries, which also supports the largest DoD-civilian collaboration in Graduate Medical Education program. As Adjunct faculty, she manages the 160 hour Ob/Gyn rotation for 8 Phase II Physician Assistant students annually and Family Nurse Practitioner rotations from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
After completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, Major Hubbard entered active duty into the Army Nurse Corps as a direct nurse accession in September 2001 and was honorably discharged in 2005. Upon completion of her Masters of Science in Nursing degree, Major Hubbard entered active duty into the Air Force in 2007 as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She has served the Air Force in various positions such as Flight Commander and Element Leader.
LT Kristen Elmezzi, DO
Dr. Kristen Elmezzi was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. She attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and a Master of Science in Health Education. She continued her education at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida where she earned her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine and was commissioned into the United States Navy Medical Corps in June 2015.
She is currently serving as the academic chief resident and will complete her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD in June 2019. While in residency she has been actively involved with the Armed Forces District of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, serving as the Navy Section Vice-Chair and Section Chair and is currently the Armed Forces District Vice-Chair.
Cpt. Lauren N. LaMontagne
Ft. Belvoir, VA
Captain LaMontagne received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University in 2010, and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2013. Her previous experiences include advising senior medical, law enforcement and unit leaders as an installation attorney and designated ethics counselor.
Captain Lauren N. LaMontagne is a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, currently assigned to the Regional Health Command-Atlantic at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She is admitted to the Tennessee bar.
- Theresa A. Hart, NCC-E, MS has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose relating to the content of this activity.
- LTC Beth A. Salyer, MD, FACOG has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose relating to the content of this activity.
- 1LT Rose L. Clark, USA, BSN, RN, RNC-OB has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose relating to the content of this activity.
- MAJ Kimberly Rosenbaum, MSN, RNC-OB, IBCLC, ANC has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose relating to the content of this activity.
- MAJ Karla M. Dennard, USAF, NC, DNP, MHA, APRN, WHNP-BC has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose relating to the content of this activity.
- MAJ Heather Hubbard, USAF, NC, WHNP-BC has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose relating to the content of this activity.
- LT Kristen Elmezzi, DO has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose relating to the content of this activity.
- Cpt. Lauren N. LaMontagne has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose relating to the content of this activity.
- The views expressed in this presentation are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense (DoD), nor the U.S. Government.
- This continuing education activity is managed and accredited by the Defense Health Agency J-7 Continuing Education Program Office (DHA J-7 CEPO). DHA J-7 CEPO and all accrediting organizations do not support or endorse any product or service mentioned in this activity.
- DHA J-7 CEPO staff, as well as activity planners and reviewers have no relevant financial or non-financial interest to disclose.
- Commercial support was not received for this activity.
- 7.00 AAPADHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 7.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
- 7.00 ACHEDHA J-7 CEPO is authorized to award a maximum of 7.00 hours of pre-approved American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.
- 7.00 ACPE PharmacistUAN JA4008136-0000-19-042-H04-P
No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacists. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 7.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
- 7.00 ACPE Pharmacy technicianUAN JA4008136-0000-19-042-H04-T
No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacy Technicians. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 7.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
- 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Enduring Material (Home Study) activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 7.00 ANCCThe DHA, J-7, CEPO is accredited by the Joint Accreditation/ Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) to provide this Continuing Nursing Education Enduring Material (Home Study) for a maximum of 7.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 7.00 APAContinuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The DHA, J7, CEPO maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. DHA, J-7, CEPO designated this activity for a maximum of 7.00 CE credits. The instructional level of this activity is intermediate. There is no cost to participate.
- 7.00 ASWBAs a Jointly Accredited Organization, DHA J-7 CEPO is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. DHA J-7 CEPO maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive a maximum of 7.00 ASWB continuing education credits.
- 7.00 Certificate of Attendance
- 7.00 CCMCThis program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for up to 7.00 CE contact hours.
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This continuing education activity has been accredited by The Council on Professional Standards for Kinesiotherapy (COPSKT) to include 7.00 contact hours/0.7 CEU. DHA, J-7, CEPO accredits enterprise-wide continuing education activities for military and civilian health care professionals. These courses are critical to DHA’s goal of providing the best possible quality care to active duty service members, veterans, and their families.
- 7.00 IPCEThis activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 7.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
- 7.00 Occupational Therapists (ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit)DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. For the purpose of recertification, the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Occupational Therapists may receive a maximum of 7.00 hours for completing this Enduring Material (Home Study) activity.
- 7.00 Physical Therapists (ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit)DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. Physical Therapists will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physical Therapists may receive a maximum of 7.00 hours for completing this Enduring Material (Home Study) activity.
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