Tim Brunson DCH

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The 5th Annual Smoky Mountain Nurses Conference

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The 5th Annual Smoky Mountain Nurses Conference is a continuing education experience suitable for nurse anesthetists, operating room nurses, post-anesthesia nurses, nursing instructors, nursing managers, critical care nurses, O.R. technicians, physicians, psychologists, dentists, or any other interested health care worker. Healthy Visions is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this conference participants will be able to:

  • Explain how plasticity and enhancement affect physical health
  • Define limbic versus cognitive orientation
  • Analyze influencing the healing of tissues and organs
  • Examine cancer and cardiac disorders
  • Examine cancer and cardiac disorders
  • Demonstrate pain management techniques
  • Examine digestive disorders response to somatic healing
  • Examine finding hidden capabilities in the brain
  • Define the role of the healer
  • Examine how hypnosis can be a great adjunct to general, regional, and local anesthesia
  • Demonstrate a surgical pre-talk to help manage post op recovery
  • Understand the importance of suggestion during recovery
  • Examine the challenges of back pain management
  • Analyze how back pain disrupts lives
  • List the 4 quadrants of back pain management complementary and alternative therapies
  • Demonstrate stress reducing exercises to patients
  • Identify patients who are most at risk
  • List three common symptoms of patients who have experienced awareness and/or recall
  • Examine the issues that impact patient and surgeon satisfaction
  • List two or more anatomical and physiological considerations when making anesthesia technique decisions
  • List the steps of a lawsuit
  • Examine the way to establish the standard of care
  • Discuss the rationale behind the doctrinal informed consent
  • Outline the information to be included in an informed consent
  • Discuss the role and responsibilities of the expert witness for malpractice suits, regulatory agencies, and boards, as well as quality assurance groups
  • Examine how HIV and hepatitis are spread
  • Discuss the cost of care
  • List at least 3 opportunistic diseases associated with AIDS
  • List 4 ways to prevent HIV
  • List most common agents of bioterrorism
  • Examine the differences between pathogens and toxins
  • Explain the dispersal of chemical and biological agents
  • Analyze the means of survival
  • List 3 possible nuclear threats
  • Examine treatment priorities for victims of radiation exposure

ACCREDITATION AND APPROVAL: Healthy Visions is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). Approved for 20 CE Credits; 2 CE credits Bioterrorism; 2 CE credits HIV/AIDS Code # 5-133-610 This program has been approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20 CE Credits; Code #32557; Expiration 06/17/2010

LOCATION/ACCOMMODATIONS: The Smoky Mountain Nursing Conference will take place at the amazing Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This hotel, featuring 5 swimming pools, 2 water slides, and 2 lazy rivers, is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, in the center of Pigeon Forge, just one quiet block from the Parkway within minutes of Dollywood. There are hundreds of great outlet shops, golf, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are fourteen great restaurants within 1.5 miles and the City of Pigeon Forge Trolley picks up in front of the Inn. There is truly something for everyone. All Music Road Hotel guest rooms feature a large private balcony. Marvel at the magnificent views of the Little Pigeon River or the onsite water park from your own private balcony.

An area map will be mailed with your confirmation or you can visit our web site for directions. Knoxville, Tennessee is the closest airport (airport code TYS). Car rental is available through Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.

FEES: Sign up before May 30 to receive the Early Bird price of $350. This includes course materials, refreshments, continental breakfast, and contact hours as stated. After May 30, 2010 the fee becomes $450.

Ron Eslinger, RN, CRNA, MA, APN, BCH, CMI, FNCH

Captain, United States Navy, Retired--Owner Healthy Visions Wellness Center, Oak Ridge, TN. Past President, Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Voted best presenter National Guild of Hypnotists. Internationally recognized speaker and author.

Ron is an internationally renowned lecturer and teacher to Nursing, Anesthesia, Medical and Hypnosis Organizations. He writes a monthly article on wellness for the Anderson County Visions Magazine and is published in a number of professional journals, books, CDs and DVDs.

Tim Brunson, PhD
Dr. Brunson is a Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy,a Master Practitioner and a Certified Trainer in Neuro-Linquistic Programming, a forensic hypnotist, and certified in hypnoanaesthesia. Additionally, he holds masters degrees in Business Administration, Public Administration, and Strategic Studies. He maintains a clinical practice in Anniston, Alabama. He also is the founder and Executive Director of The International Hypnosis Research Institute.

Dr. Brunson's primary interests are in Mind/Body Studies and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Therefore, the focus of his clinical practice is on working with refractory patients who have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lupus, Cancer, Repetitive Sleep Disorder, and other conditions where the mind affects the body.

Linda Williams, CRNA, JD
Linda Williams is a certified registered nurse anesthetist in private practice in West Virginia . She is also an attorney licensed to practice law in Colorado , a consultant, and international lecturer on medical-legal issues. She has published numerous articles on legal issues for CRNAs and has appeared as an expert on healthcare issues on Dateline NBC, The Evening News with Tom Brokow, and C-Span.

Ms. Williams received a diploma in nursing from St. Mary's School of Nursing in Huntington, WV and a certificate in nurse anesthesia from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. She then received a BA in Health Science from Stephens College in Columbia, MO and a JD from the University of Denver, College of Law. Ms. Williams is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and is the Assistant Program Director at Mountain State University Graduate Nursing Department School of Nurse Anesthesia.

For more information visit www.eslinger.net.

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