8:15Welcome and DisclosuresMarie Blessington
8:30Introduction of Chief Clinical Officer and BAYADA Award RecipientAnn Baiada, RN, CRRN
8:45Chief Clinical Officer WelcomeNora Triola, RN, PhD, NEA-BC
9:00BAYADA  Award RecipientJane Feldman, RN, CRRN, Clinical Manager
9:15Being ReMARKable in Your Clinical PracticeMark Baiada, Chairman and
David Baiada, Chief Executive Officer
10:15Trends in Infectious DiseaseBarb Bancroft, RN, PNP, RN
Barb discusses the top 10 trends in Infectious Disease
12:45Concurrent Sessions

A-1: Pediatric Physical Assessment: If You Only Have 5 Minutes (Part 1) - Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN,
A-2: Lions, Tigers, and Bears. Oh My!! Strategies for Conflict Management - Michele Deck, MEd,
A-3: Clinical Practice Guidelines: Wound Dressings for the Management of
Pressure Injuries –Diana Gallagher, MSN, RN, WOCN
A-4: Authentic Leadership: Empowerment and Influence– Kathleen Kane

2:15Concurrent Sessions

B-1: Pediatric Physical Assessment: If You Only Have 5 Minutes - Part 2 - Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP

B-2: Mitigating Risk in Home Care: A Game of Critical Thinking
B-3: Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Vulnerable Elders - Diana Gallagher, MSN, RN, WOCN
Building Bridges: Spanning the Generations - Michele Deck, MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACCE

3:15Reconvene to Main Ballroom
3:30Becoming That Inspirational LeaderBAYADA Leadership Panel
4:30Program Complete


Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP

Barb has provided more than 2800 continuing education events on clinical topics pertaining to pathophysiology, physical assessment, and pharmacology to health care professionals throughout the United States and Canada. She has been the motivational keynote speaker on health maintenance topics for numerous nursing associations, medical associations and dental associations as well as for corporate groups and events.

Barb has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and St. Xavier University of Chicago. She has provided courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Physical Assessment to graduate and undergraduate students.

Barb is the author of four books—Medical Minutiae, a humorous look at the fields of medicine and nursing and An Apple a Day: The ABCs of Diet and Diseases, Live a Little, Laugh a Lot, and Kiss My Asparagus—an essential guide to nutrition’s role in health and disease. Barb is currently working on her newest book, Laughing My Aspirin Off.

Barb is a fascinating, highly informative speaker whose dynamic and humorous presentation style makes learning enjoyable. She provides a wealth of clinical information that can be applied to everyday practice.

Diana Gallagher, MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

Diana has been a WOCNCB certified nurse since completion of Emory University's Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program in 1994. Foot care certification was added as soon as it was available in 2005.

Diana's nursing career advanced from an Associate’s Degree RN in 1987 to a BSN in 1990 and a Master’s degree in 2005. Career setting include both acute and post-acute care settings. She currently manages the wound, ostomy, continence clinic for Highlands Oncology Group in NW Arkansas as well as her own consulting company. Her practice spans bedside nursing to administration, pediatrics to geriatrics, acute care to residential care settings, and home care to oncology.

Lifelong learning opportunities with both formal and informal education remain critically important to Diana. Diana shares her knowledge through workshops, lectures, and publications. She has held leadership positions since nursing school including roles with Texas Student Nurses Board of Directors, the National Student Nurses Board of Directors, the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board and the American Board of Nursing Specialties. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the WOCN, WCET, and Sigma Theta Tau.

Kathleen McInerney Kane

Principal, Praxis Consulting

To fulfill new roles in population health, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement urges clinicians to learn and incorporate what matters to each client into their personalized plan of care. But how exactly can clinical managers implement this? Kathleen McInerney Kane is an organizational development consultant and executive coach for the health care industry who will lead an interactive workshop for participants to learn new communication strategies for client-centered care. This workshop will help participants start the process of considering potential systemic changes for their organization that can foster community collaboration and make the client the owner of the plan for health. At the end, participants will leave with new methods they can employ in their intake interviews.

With 25 years of management consulting experience, Ms. Kane specializes in helping organizations identify and achieve desired outcomes and create strategic advantage through leadership development. Her most recent work has focused on clinical leaders in a variety of health care settings, including home care and continuing care.

Ms. Kane is Principal and Health Care Practice Leader for Praxis Consulting Group, Inc., an organizational development firm which specializes in aligning leadership, culture and strategy.

Michele Deck, MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACCE

Michele is an internationally renowned presenter, author, and educator and co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of G.A.M.E.S., a company that provides seminars for any organization, specializing in adult learning and interactive teaching methods.    She is also CEO of Tool Thyme for Trainers, a company she founded that supplies the most innovative and creative presentation tools available to educators worldwide.  Her extensive travels have resulted in thousands of people who gained valuable expertise of adult education and training, from Australia to Scotland, Canada to Taiwan.

Michele is well known for her innovative teaching methods in the field of nursing education and health care training. She has been training educators and trainers full time for nearly 30 years. She has won the “Excellence in Nursing” has also been selected as a “Great 100 Nurse in Louisiana” and was elected to Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society.   The National Nursing Staff Development Organization named her the recipient of the prestigious Belinda Puetz award.  She was on the editorial board of JNSD for the 9 years.  She was named “Business Woman of the Year” two years in a row by the National Business Council.  She received the Margaret L. Messore Lectureship award from the Magnolia Chapter of SUNA.  She is a past president of Lamaze International.  Michele is a prolific author, with twelve books on innovative ways to teach nursing and healthcare content. Michele was the column editor for the National Professional Development organization writing “Stories, Tips and Tools” in the Journal for Nurses in Staff Development for 9 years.


BAYADA Speakers

Sharon Driscoll, RN CRRN

Sharon Driscoll, RN CRRN, is a certified Rehabilitation Nurse with more than 40 years of nursing experience, with a major focus in rehabilitation nursing.  Sharon has worked for our Clinical Standards and Leadership (CSL) office for close to 15 years as a QA reviewer, Director of the BAYADAbility program, and providing incident data analysis and clinical management.   She has been actively involved in efforts to evaluate and update clinical competency standards for care of our tracheostomy and ventilator dependent clients in all practices and serves as a core member of the Sentinel Event review committee.   Sharon works closely with LS and our practices to evaluate and follow up on high risk incidents, reviewing documentation and interviewing staff to identify areas of concern.  Sharon is a strong proponent of Just Culture and the importance of teamwork and communication.   She became a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer in 2012.

Nori Fey, Esq.

Director of Legal Services, Nori Fey, Esq., is BAYADA’s legal counsel.   Along with the many other responsibilities of that position, Nori works directly with her team in the management of adverse incidents and client safety issues.   Under Nori’s leadership, she and her team work closely with clinical leaders throughout the company to assure comprehensive and objective follow up and response to incidents.    Nori is a strong proponent of Just Culture and uses the guiding principles of this philosophy to assure a nonjudgmental approach to incident management that provides support to both clients and employees and focuses on lessons learned and prevention. Her awareness of the ongoing need for improved communication and better teamwork in prevention of adverse events provided the impetus for her promotion of the use of TeamSTEPPS methodology in the organization. She and other clinical leaders within BAYADA, including her co-presenter Sharon Driscoll, are TeamSTEPPS Master Trainers.