Terrorism to Dominate Discussion in UTC Nursing Workshop
"The Evolving Role of the Nurse in Today’s Threatening
World" will be presented by The University of Tennessee at
Chattanooga School of Nursing on April 2nd, 9th, and 16th, 8:45
a.m.-4 p.m. each day at the Probasco Auditorium at the Erlanger
Medical Mall. This three-day workshop will provide an opportunity
to enhance nursing knowledge and skills for today’s health
issues. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through
the Maternal and Child Health Bureau is also providing support for
"Terrorism: The National Focus on Public Health,"
"Chemical/Biological Terrorism," and "The Nurse’s
Role" will be presented on April 2. Speakers include:
- J. Jarrett Clinton, MD, MPH, RADM, is the
Region IV Health Administrator. He served recently as US Deputy
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Operations Policy in
- Joe Holley, Chief of Staff and Medical Director
of the Emergency Department in Collierville, TN, also serves as
the medical director for the Urban Search and Rescue Team, Tennessee
Task Force One, TEMA.
- Donna Needham, RN, BSN, Communicable Disease
Program Manager for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department
is responsible for the planning and implementation of community
treatment in the event of an act of terrorism.
A panel of experts from Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee will discuss
bio/chemical terrorism protocols.
On April 9, "Incidence Command" and "Nuclear
Terrorism and the Nurse’s Role" will be under discussion.
- Joe Adams, Emergency Coordinator for the Georgia
Department of Human Resources Division of Public Health, District
I, Unit I for Northwest Georgia, has worked for the GEMA and is
a retired 20-year veteran of the US Army with experience in special
operations and antiterrorism.
- Sharon Goforth RN, BSN, Special Projects Supervisor
and the Coordinator for the Decontamination Team for the Chattanooga-Hamilton
County Health Department, is also certified as a Radiological
Monitor Trainer through the TEMA, and she is certified for the
Radiological Response Team for Hamilton County.
Topics under discussion on April 16 include "Caring
for Hispanic Families," "Surveillance Issues," "Oral
Health Care of Children," and "Caring for the Child with
Asthma." Speakers for this date are:
- Ada Baron, RN, MSN, FNP, is a nurse practitioner
who primarily serves Hispanic patients. She has given many presentations
on the Hispanic culture and its implications for health care professionals.
- Cherie Drenzek D.V.M. is a medical epidemiologist
with the Georgia Division of Public Health and is responsible
for bioterrorism training and surveillance.
- Charles Roszel D.D.S. is the Director of Dentistry
for the North Georgia Public Health District 1, Unit 1. He has
a mobile dental exam room where he provides oral care in various
north Georgia schools.
- Linda Melton RN, MSN, FNP, is a nurse practitioner
at the Chattanooga Allergy Clinic who treats patients with asthma
and other allergic reactions.
Attendees of the workshop will earn 18 contact hours for 1.8CEUs.
For more information or to register for this event, please call
Dr. Cherry Guinn, (423) 425-4659 or (423) 425-4750.