Transgender Patients: Common Situations and Advice for the Health Care Professional | Live Webinar

October 28, 2015

Part 2 of The Series: Caring for the Transgender Patient.

If you missed Part 1 of the Series: Raising Awareness in the Health Care Environment, you can access it here.

 An Annapolis graduate and former US Navy Officer, Paula Neira, RN, now serves as an advocate for the transgender population. She is a strong supporter of LGBT equality in the US military and serves on the Military Advisory Council. Paula is currently a nurse educator in the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Learn more about Paula Neira's story here.

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Continuing Nursing Education:  The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This 1.0 contact hour educational activity is provided by The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing.

Target Audience

All healthcare providers, particularly nurses.

Learning Objectives

•Discuss proposed federal regulations impact on provision of health care to transgender patients
•Describe best practices related to cross- gender hormone therapy
•Demonstrate approaches to common clinical situations in caring for transgender patients
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  • 1.00 ANCC
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Event starts: 
10/28/2015 - 2:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/28/2015 - 3:00pm EDT
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About the Presenter:

Paula Neira, RN, CEN, Esq., LT, USNR (1985-1991)
Graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1985. A qualified Surface Warfare Officer, Paula served at sea and ashore on active duty and as a reservist, including serving in mine warfare combat during Operation Desert Storm. After leaving the Navy, she became a registered nurse, certified in emergency nursing, and specializing in adult emergency/trauma care. She is also a graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in East Lansing, Michigan and a member of the Maryland bar. A leader in the fight to repeal DADT (Don't Ask, Don't Tell) and in ongoing efforts to obtain LGBT equality in the military, she is a former SLDN (Servicemembers Legal Defense Network) staff attorney, former SLDN Board member, and former co-chair of SLDN's and OS-SLDN's (OutServe- Servicemembers Legal Defense Network) Military Advisory Council. She is recognized as a national expert on military policy relating to sexual minorities. She currently resides in Maryland.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC


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