spring meeting of the NC Point of Care Coordinators
Network was held at “The Farm”, a UNC facility in
Chapel Hill, on May 5, 2006. The meeting featured
“Time Management” and “Conflict Management”.
Beverly Robertson, the Point of Care Coordinator at
UNC Chapel Hill, hosted the meeting. The meeting
was attended by 33 of our members. It was a fun,
relaxing day with the meeting’s overall theme
centered around “The Farm”. We even had a
relaxation break with Dr. Jay Dunbar.
Beverly Robertson welcomed us to the meeting and
began with an introduction to the individuals who
had helped her with the meeting. She also
recognized and thanked all of the vendors for their
generous sponsorship which helped to make our
Debra Norkett, the Point of Care Coordinator from
Northeast Medical Center and our NC POC Network
President, welcomed us and introduced the rest of
the committee. An announcement was made that Kara
Hallyburton, from Cleveland Regional, had changed
employment and would no longer be in the POC arena,
thus stepping down from her position as secretary of
the NC POC Network. Sherry Gant was asked to take on
Kara’s duties, in addition to her duties as Vice
President. Debra then discussed the purpose of the
group and our goals, such as networking, education,
and information. The 2006 fall meeting will be
hosted by Joyce Bowers, Point of Care Coordinator at
Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC.
Ballister and Sheila Cruthis, POCCs for Moses Cone
Memorial Hopsital, presented a brief Treasurer’s
Report updating us on the status of our finances.
We finished last year with approximately $1839 in
our account. Money from our account is used by the
NC POC Network to help with our semi-annual meetings
and with any miscellaneous needs of the Network.
The 2006 member dues of $10 were collected from the
Prior to our speaker’s presentation, the members
enjoyed the icebreaker, “Name That Tune”. Everyone
had submitted a song ahead of time that they would
call their feel-good, lift-you-up song. For the
icebreaker, Beverly had us play a game trying to
guess which member belongs to which song. It was a
fun way to help everyone in the group get to know
each other better. Beverly and her crew had also
made each of us a CD with all of the songs for us to
take back and play anytime we needed a good
speaker, Sandra Benfield, RN, from Northeast Medical
Center in Concord, NC, first presented “Time
Management”. She provided us with lots of tools to
help us understand and eliminate time wasters both
in our careers and in our personal lives. The
afternoon session targeted “Conflict Management”.
Sandra helped us recognize the different styles of
handling conflict. She also gave us information
about constructive confrontation, understanding body
language, and handling criticism. Sandra Benfield
was an excellent speaker. She was both very
entertaining and very educational.
Beverly Robertson gave an informational session on
various CAP inspection questions and JCAHO standards
that all of us struggle with in our Point of Care
programs. She provided us with answers to many of
our concerns, through both her experience at UNC and
with information provided to her by CAP and JCAHO.
The group was also encouraged to share some of their
ideas and solutions to these issues. It was a great
opportunity for us to really learn from each other.
Throughout the day, Beverly had lots of give-aways
for everyone, such as gift cards, bags, CDs, and
cups personalized for the NC POC Network.
Overall, it was an extremely good day. We need to
give a big thanks to Beverly Robertson for a job
well done!! Much appreciated!!
Vice-President for the NC Point of Care Network
Point of Care Coordinator for Gaston Memorial
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