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Rehabilitation Nurses Society
Rehabilitation Nurses Society

Our Mission

The Rehabilitation Nurses
Society is a membership
organization for medical care
coordination that provides
continuing education
and networking. The
professional goal of
its members is to advocate
for quality patient care
while utilizing community
resources in a
cost effective manner.
RNS ByLaws Update 9-30-2011
To make reservations for the RNS
December 4th meeting please
Merrilee De Bry
(714) 280-1816 - (Preferred)
(951) 237-8500 - Cell

Members -          $25.00  
Non-members - $35.00
Vegetarian meals
available with prior request

CEU’s: Approved for 2 hours
BRN provider #  01219
CCMC  pending approval
Please click on links below for revised RNS By-Laws, 2015-2017 RNS Board Nominees
and RNS member's ballot
RNS 2015-2017 Board Nominees & Ballot
RNS Tag Line Ballot
RNS Revised By-Laws 2014

July 26th RNS  Meeting & Luncheon
Topic: What Case Managers Should Know When Asked to Testify
An Attorney’s Perspective
Speaker: Tina Odjaghian, Esq., Odjaghian Law Group
Location: Bistro Garden at Coldwater, 12950 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA  91604
Copyright 2018 Rehabilitation Nurses Society. All rights reserved.
Objectives of the Program
At the end of this presentation, the attendants will be able to:
1. Describe the role of the nurse case manager in a workers’ compensation litigated case.
2. Recognize the importance in building a rapport and maintaining communication with the parties on both
sides of the fence throughout the litigation process.

3. Define deposition and be prepared to testify (what do you need to know).
4. List some dos and don’ts in a deposition.   
To Register Contact
Registration Contact: Hanna van der Walt / (714) 595-3810
10459 La Ballena, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(no refunds for this event)
Members - $25.00
Non-members - $35.00
Vegetarian meal available upon prior request

Target Audience
RN, CCM, other allied health care professionals
Provider approved by the California BRN, Provider # CEP1219, for 2 contact hours
Approved by CCMC for 2 CCM CEs, # 180002564
RNS 2018
July 26
August 23
September 27
October 25
December 6
Advocates for Quality Healthcare
11:30 - Registration & Networking
12:00 - Lunch & Networking
12:00 - Nurse case manager’s role in a litigated case
12:30 - Rapport building and communication with all
 1:00 - What is a deposition and what do you need to know
 1:30 - Dos and Don’ts in a deposition
 2:00 - Q&A  
Receiving a deposition notice or a subpoena can be a nerve wrecking. Are you prepared in what to do? We are
thrilled that Ms. Tina Odjaghian will be joining us in July and discussing the many challenges faced by case
managers when called to testify. Mrs. Odjaghian is in private practice specializing in catastrophic injury litigation with
an emphasis on brain injury. She is an active member of the brain injury community and serves in an advisory
capacity to several other governing boards in the brain injury community. She is also a certified course instructor
licensed by the CA Dept. of Insurance and is on various continuing education panels. Mrs. Odjaghian has a great
deal of knowledge in workers’ compensation and working with case managers. This presentation is designed for
nurse case managers to properly prepare for and to take a proactive approach in advocating for the needs of
catastrophically injured patients when called upon to testify in court or in a deposition.