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Oct 19 - 20, 2019 | Contact H 15.00 | USD $495 | Oakland, California
The Hand, Wrist and Elbow Complex Course is organized by Therapy Network Seminars (TNS) and will be held from Oct 19 - 20, 2019 at Alta Bates Hand Therapy, Oakland, California, United States of America. Target Audience: This course is intended for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, ATs Educational Credit: A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours will be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATC & Assistants. BOC Board of Certification, Inc. Approved Provider Conference Description: This two-day seminar will present a comprehensive overview of the structural and biomechanical basis of hand, wrist & elbow function and their relationship to the entire upper extremity. This unique approach thoroughly examines the relationship of these structures to human performance and suggest strategies for functional improvement. Common pathologies, mechanisms of injury, and progressive pre and post-operative treatment involving fractures, RSI/CTDs, tendon/nerve lacerations, arthritis, sprains/strains and dislocations will be covered with strong reference to their impact on function. Course content includes medical screening, differential diagnosis, imaging, functional progression of treatment, splinting/casting, PAMs, pain management and the non-compliant patient. This seminar will NOT present a “protocol driven approach” to rehabilitation. Rather, the participant will learn a “framework” for physical examination that will permit rapid synthesis of findings into a “dynamic treatment plan” designed to increase patient satisfaction and outcomes. Objectives: • Demonstrate a working understanding of the biomechanical systems of the elbow, wrist and hand and relate this information to functional impairments. • Demonstrate an appropriate physical examination of the elbow and wrist. • Identify sound biologically based treatment plans for osseous and soft tissue pathologies. • Identify appropriate splints and positioning devices to improve upper extremity performance. • Identify psychosocial assessment techniques and motivational techniques designed to improve client compliance with therapy prescription.
Oct 26, 2019 | USD $100 | Oakland, California
2019 AACA Fall Regional Meeting is organized by American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA) and will be held on Oct 26, 2019 at Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, California, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Nov 14, 2019 | CEH 6.00 | Oakland, California
Fighting Back Against Diseases of Devastation is organized by National Nurses United (NNU) and will be held on Nov 14, 2019 at National Nurses United, Oakland, California, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6 CEHs. Description: Of concern to registered nurses is that drug overdose is now the leading cause of injury and death in the United States - claiming 350,000 lives over the past two decades, with 47,000 deaths in 2017 alone. Twenty seven states have sued the pharmaceutical companies behind the opioid explosion. Yet, people who are in dire need of healthcare and treatment are targeted and penalized for opioid use. As opioids claim lives from nearly every gender, race, ethnicity, and community in the United States, disparate treatment and police responses to the epidemic expose deep-seated race-based fault lines in the U.S. health care and criminal justice systems. Opioid use disorder should be treated as a public health issue. By comparing the opioid crisis with similar diseases of devastation, nurses will analyze the opioid epidemic as a symptom of the outsized influence of Big Pharma in our broken, for-profit health care system. The class will conclude with discussion of systemic interventions nurses can take to heal diseases of devastation and protect nurses’ professional judgment. Course Objectives: Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to: • Describe diseases of devastation, specifically the opioid epidemic. • Discuss the role of rising drug prices, “me too” drugs, and race in opioid treatment policy. • Compare and contrast registered nurses’ role in advocating for robust public health measures with the pharmaceutical industry’s exploitation of public health. • Explain how nurses’ advocacy for systemic public health interventions - like Medicare for All and others - can counter Big Pharma’s hold on our health care system. Note: All class times 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, additional hour available.
The Upward Spiral: Evidence-Based Neuroscience Techniques for Rewiring the Pathways of Anxiety, Depression and Related Disorders - Oakland
Dec 12, 2019 | CME 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Oakland, California
The Upward Spiral: Evidence-Based Neuroscience Techniques for Rewiring the Pathways of Anxiety, Depression and Related Disorders is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 12, 2019 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakland - Airport, Oakland, California, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs / 6.25 clock hours of continuing education/ 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Target Audience: • Psychologists • Social Workers • Licensed Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners • Psychotherapists • Addiction Counselors • Occupational Therapists Course Description: Early in my career, I recognized a disconnect between neuroscience research and popular treatment strategies. While depression and anxiety are clearly rooted in altered brain function, most clinicians were not taught about specific neural circuits and neurotransmitters that contribute to these disorders. As a result, treatment plans for mood and anxiety disorders were often incomplete – many solutions uncovered by research were overlooked and strategies relied heavily on medication without any changes in a client’s action, activity and environment. There had to be a better way to treat these clients and improve outcomes! Today, I know that using proven cognitive-behavioral interventions like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Behavioral Activation Therapy (BAT) in conjunction with exercise, social support and positive habits yields powerful therapeutic effects. Expanding your understanding of the connection between biology and mental health provides you with a pragmatic and holistic lens through which you can view your clients and accommodate their different challenges. And, when your clients understand that what feels “wrong” is actually the activity and chemistry of particular brain circuits, it improves treatment buy-in and compliance. Join me for this must attend conference and I will show you how: • The biology of stress, anxiety and depression informs cognitive therapies like ACT, MBCT, and BAT • Information provided by neuroscientific research can improve treatment outcomes • Simple interventions modulate the activity and chemistry of key brain regions • You can effectively teach clients about complicated brain structures and functions Objectives: • Analyze findings from neuroscientific research exploring the connection between key brain regions, neurotransmitters, and mental health. • Communicate how understanding neurobiological processes can help clinicians establish realistic goals with clients and engage them in therapy. • Explore the role of the amygdala in stress and anxiety and communicate how labeling feelings and mindful awareness of emotions can be used to manage symptoms. • Characterize how habits relate to stress and connect this information to cognitive behavioral approaches that intervene in habit loops and reduce stress related symptoms. • Establish how neuroscience informed explanations of mental health disorders can bring objectivity into your discussions with clients and shift the way they feel about their pathology. • Assess the latest scientific research on gratitude and characterize the potential benefits and research limitations found in these studies.
Innovative Vision Rehab Strategies for PTs, OTs, & SLPs: Don't Let Vision Limit Your Patient's Progress - Oakland
Dec 12, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $229.99 | Oakland, California
Innovative Vision Rehab Strategies for PTs, OTs, & SLPs: Don't Let Vision Limit Your Patient's Progress is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 12, 2019 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakland - Airport, Oakland, California, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.25 clock hours. Target Audience: • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Speech Language Pathologists • Athletic Trainers • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners Course Description: When your patient wins the day, you win the day. And in those moments, you’re unstoppable. But when your patient has vision deficits, even your most tried-and-true therapy protocols can quickly go off the rails, dramatically limiting your effectiveness and halting progress in a variety of frustrating ways: • Poor performance of tasks/exercises • Avoidance of ADLs • Increased functional dependence • Noncompliance with home programs • Reading/communication problems • Limited hand-eye coordination • Gait and posture dysfunction • Frequent falls Here’s the good news. Vision deficits don’t have to limit you or your patients ever again. Join your colleagues at this upcoming seminar and discover a powerful framework for vision rehabilitation that has helped countless therapists and their patients overcome these challenges. Whether your patients are adults with diabetic retinopathy or stroke survivors with vision perception problems, you’ll transform your practice with innovative interventions that accelerate progress for outcomes that will earn you referrals. Objectives: • Identify the latest advances in vision rehab and their implications for PTs, OTs, and SLPs. • Demonstrate a comprehensive assessment, identifying and differentiating root causes of vision deficits and related functional impairment. • Demonstrate the most effective interventions available for managing vision deficits, restoring function, and improving safety. • Outline multidisciplinary strategies that combine multiple interventions for better outcomes. • Design effective, innovative plans of care for a wide range of vision diagnoses and functional impairments. • Apply the assessments and interventions discussed in this seminar to a series of interactive case scenarios.
Jan 09, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Oakland, California
Anxiety, Worry & Panic: Effective Strategies to Calm the Anxious Mind is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 09, 2020 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakland - Airport, Oakland, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 Contact Hours. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapist Assistants • Speech Language Pathologists • Nurses • Other Mental Health Professionals Course Description: Do you want to gain powerful techniques for your clients who struggle with treatment resistant anxiety, worry and panic? Learn how to assess anxious habits, symptoms and behaviors using effective cutting-edge, evidence-based strategies…even with your toughest clients! Dr. Jennifer Abel will teach you how to stop the anxiety spiral early to significantly reduce the habit of worry and panic using self-controlled desensitization. Experience how evidence-based treatments can help your clients problem solve, reduce tension, and increase energy. Learn unique, effective approaches to mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and exposure, including thought-labeling, interoceptive exposure, and better-but believable thoughts. Case studies, role plays, demonstrations and interactive discussions will be utilized in this cutting-edge seminar. Course Objectives: • Articulate components of the “anxiety spiral” and utilize several evidence-based strategies (including self-controlled desensitization) to prevent exacerbation of symptoms. • Specify five potential anxiety treatment pitfalls and learn evidence-based approaches to avoid or correct them. • Implement four mindfulness strategies for treating anxiety symptoms in a clinical setting. • Evaluate the inverse relationship between worry and problem solving, and identify its implications for treatment of anxiety. • Examine the clinical presentation of panic, worry and fear of guilt and how they compare to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; learn clinical strategies to stop these cycles of negative reinforcement. • Develop clinical skills to address treatment-resistant issues, including perfectionism, subjugation, procrastination, hypochondriasis, and catastrophizing/intolerance of uncertainty.
Jan 28, 2020 | CEH 6.00 | Oakland, California
Exploring And Explaining The Workplace Violence And Burnout Epidemics is organized by National Nurses United (NNU) and will be held on Jan 28, 2020 at California Nurses Association Headquarters, Oakland, California, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of CE credit (6 CEHs). Description: Workplace violence is a growing epidemic in hospitals and other health care settings. Nurses and other health care workers encounter 5 to 12 times more workplace violence than workers overall in the United States. Simultaneously, nurses report extremely high rates of stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and burnout. Research has shown that as many as 86 percent of nurses report burnout syndrome and 22 percent of nurses have symptoms of PTSD. This class will investigate the epidemics of workplace violence and burnout and what they mean for nurses today. Using national and state-level data and peer-reviewed literature, we will examine the relationship between the structure and management of the health care industry and risk factors for workplace violence and nurse burnout. Understanding this relationship reveals powerful structural solutions to workplace violence, stress, and burnout for nurses. Course Objectives: Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to: • Describe the epidemics of workplace violence and burnout among nurses. • Explain the impact of workplace violence and nurse burnout on patient care. • Discuss how direct care nurses can take steps to end the workplace violence and burnout epidemics. Note: CE courses are free to California Nurses Association and National Nurses United members and student nurses. For direct-care and staff RNs. Participants will be notified by U.S. mail and by email if a course is cancelled. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Sep 20 - 24, 2020 | Oakland, California
30th annual ISES Meeting is organized by International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) and will be held from Sep 20 - 24, 2020 at Oakland, California, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.