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Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider Course by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines (Oct 14 - 15, 2019)
Oct 14 - 15, 2019 | CME 17.00 | USD $700 | Des Moines, Iowa
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider Course is organized by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines and will be held from Oct 14 - 15, 2019 at UnityPoint Health, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 17 CME Credits. Course Description: The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course teaches established standards of trauma care and practical life-saving skills. The course is designed for the physician who does not treat victims of major trauma regularly, and does not have immediate access to sophisticated emergency care facilities. Physicians treating trauma patients in emergency or surgical departments also benefit from this course training. This is a two-day course conducted with the use of lecture presentation, coupled with laboratory work and unique skill stations. At each skill station, faculty first demonstrates specific techniques, and then participants practice these skills in simulated emergency situations. Upon successful completion of the ATLS course, the student physician will receive a card bearing an expiration date and signatures of the ACS state trauma committee chairman, and the local course instructor, attesting to successful completion of the ATLS course. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Neuromuscular Review Course is organized by University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) and will be held on Oct 26, 2019 at Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. Credits: • The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. • The University of Kansas Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 Hour(s) Attendance w/ No Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Objectives: • Recognize the patterns of clinical presentation for muscle and nerve disease and determine the most appropriate laboratory tests and treatments based on the clinical pattern. • Identify the clinical phenotypes of peripheral neuropathies, myopathies, anterior horn cell disorders and neuromuscular junction diseases and how these phenotypes can dictate the appropriate laboratory evaluation as to the etiology of these neuromuscular • Discuss the use of tailored immunosuppressive drugs and immunomodulation for the treatment of autoimmune neuromuscular disorders and other ongoing clinical research such as rituximab and gammaglobulins, intravenously and subcutaneously as well as signific • Recognize the diverse presentations of immune neuropathy and distinguish them from a number of untreatable neuropathies. Discuss the concept of diagnostic certainty in immune neuropathies and current treatment strategies for classic CIDP, Lewis Sumner syn • Discuss the symptoms of neuropathic pain, management guidelines and its practical management with discussion of recent CDC 2016 guidance on narcotics in chronic pain. Discuss clinical trials in cryptogenic sensory neuropathy (CSPN) and in diabetic painful • Case-based review the electrodiagnosis of common and uncommon entrapment neuropathies and radiculopathies, while discussing their management and reviewing criteria for demyelination supportive of CIDP in the proper clinical pattern. • Review the different clinical presentations of motor neuron disease. Discuss recent updates in clinical practice including recent quality measures. • Understand results of recent clinical trials and direction of ongoing studies including symptomatic therapi • Summarize the evaluation and treatment of acquired muscle disorders and review advances in autoantibodies particularly MDA-5, TIF1gamma, statin-associated autoimmune necrotizing myopathy (SANAM) and inclusion body myositis (IBM) and discuss ongoing resear • Identify new tests for diagnosing MG in patients who are acetylcholine receptor antibody negative. Learn new classification grading and monitoring systems for MG research studies. Discuss the use of thymectomy for the treatment of MG based on the 2016 pub Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Nov 01, 2019 | CME 7.50 | USD $400 | Des Moines, Iowa
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Refresher Course is organized by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines and will be held on Nov 01, 2019 at UnityPoint Health, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. Accreditation: This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 7.5 Credits. As an organization accredited for continuing medical education by the Accreditation Council of Surgeons designates this continuing medical activity as meeting the criteria of 5 credit hours in category 1. Course Description: This is a one-day course conducted with the use of unique skill stations. The course is designed to teach primary care physicians, emergency care physicians and surgeons the advanced life-saving techniques and stabilization procedures necessary within the first hour of trauma management. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Nov 14, 2019 | Contact Hours 3.75 | USD $30 | Des Moines, Iowa
2019 Comfort Measures During Childbirth is organized by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines and will be held on Nov 14, 2019 at IMMC -Education and Research Center (ERC), Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 3.75 contact hour(s) for full attendance by the Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #31, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines. Purpose & Intended Audience: To enable maternity nurses to apply knowledge of comfort-promotion strategies in the care of a laboring patient. Course Objectives: At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to: • Identify factors affecting the laboring woman's perception of pain. • Explain the various comfort-promotion strategies used during labor and birth. • Name three nonpharmacologic pain control strategies. • Demonstrate three positions used to decrease pain during labor. • List the advantages and limitations of pharmacologic methods of pain management. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Nov 15, 2019 | USD $80 | Des Moines, Iowa
2019 Pediatric Nursing Conference is organized by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines and will be held on Nov 15, 2019 at Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. Intended Audience: Nurses who participate in the care of children and adolescents. Purpose: To enable the learner to apply evidence-based information to care for the pediatric patient. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Dec 03, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Des Moines, Iowa
Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases & Immunizations for Advanced Practice Clinicians is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 03, 2019 at Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/conf Center, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Target Audience: • Nurses • Advanced Practice Nurses • Clinical Nurse Specialists • Pharmacists • Nurse Practitioners • Physician Assistants Course Description: Attend this seminar and learn proper prescribing, patient education and monitoring procedures for a variety of drug regimens used to treat common acute and chronic infectious diseases. Choosing an antibacterial agent can be challenging, given the plethora of drugs available on the market and the emerging trend in bacterial resistance. You will learn the pharmacology of different classes of antimicrobials used to treat infectious disease states encountered in clinical practice. Discover the spectrums of activity, pharmacokinetic characteristics and parameters for monitoring therapeutic outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the new antimicrobials and advances in evidence-based treatment guidelines. You will leave this seminar better prepared to design appropriate and cost-effective drug regimens for improved therapeutic outcomes. Learner Objectives: • Analyze the major classes of antibiotics and their pharmacokinetic characteristics. • Apply current evidenced-based approaches to select appropriate treatment regimens for common infections encountered in clinical practice. • Prescribe antimicrobials based on empiric dosing recommendations. • Plan goals of therapy and parameters for monitoring therapeutic response to antimicrobials. • Recommend specific antimicrobial therapeutic drug monitoring to maximize efficacy and minimize toxicities (e.g., vancomycin and aminoglycosides). • Develop preventative strategies to limit antimicrobial resistance. • Design patient and caregiver education on the proper use of antimicrobials.
Dec 10 - 11, 2019 | CME 14.50 | USD $200 | Des Moines, Iowa
2019 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for OB New Provider Course is organized by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines and will be held from Dec 10 - 11, 2019 at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 14.5 contact hours by the Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #31, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines. No partial credit will be awarded. Prerequisites : You may access the Pre-Course Assessment by going to www.heart.org/eccstudent and the code to use is acls15. Successful completion of the Pre-Course Assessment with 70% or higher is required. Please print your score and fax (515-241-6732) or email (Melanie.email@example.com) Melanie Hermann one week prior to class time. If not received one week prior, you will be dropped from the class and billed a $25 administrative fee. It is essential that you bring your AHA ACLS Provider Manual to class. Course Description : To provide certification in ACLS by the American Heart Association with an added component specific to the obstetric patient. Course Objectives : At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to: • Apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients. • Perform prompt, high-quality BLS, including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early automated external defibrillator (AED) use. • Recognize respiratory arrest. • Perform early management of respiratory arrest. • Discuss early recognition and management of ACS, including appropriate disposition. • Discuss early recognition and management of stroke, including appropriate disposition. • Recognize bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome. • Perform early management of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome. • Recognize cardiac arrest. • Perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care. • Model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team. • Evaluate resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient's physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team. • Recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance. • Discuss how the use of a rapid response team or medical emergency team may improve patient outcomes. • Define systems of care. • Discuss the application of ACLS to the obstetric patient and identify considerations necessary for this population. • Identify physiological differences in the obstetric patient. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Autism: De-Escalate Meltdowns and Diffuse Explosive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (Dec 11, 2019)
Dec 11, 2019 | CE Hours 6.25 | USD $249.99 | Des Moines, Iowa
Autism: De-Escalate Meltdowns and Diffuse Explosive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 11, 2019 at Des Moines Marriott Downtown, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours / 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Target Audience: • Speech-Language Pathologists & Speech-Language Pathology Assistants • Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants • Special & General Educators • School Guidance Counselors • School Administrators • Educational Paraprofessionals • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants • Other Helping Professionals that Work with Children Description: Do you work with children and adolescents with autism who exhibit explosive behaviors that interfere with their ability to effectively and efficiently navigate their environment? They appear willful, obnoxious, over reactive, and unfeeling. They lose control of their ability to cope or regulate their behavior, which can send them spiraling into a gut wrenching meltdown. Join autism expert Kathy Morris, M.Ed., B.S., and learn proven strategies and techniques to help children and adolescents with autism de-escalate before a full blown meltdown ensues, develop self-control and self-management skills to prevent future meltdowns and learn appropriate/replacement behaviors. Dozens of strategies will be taught through dynamic video case examples and demonstrations. “Teach them in the way they learn” will be a mantra throughout the seminar. Walk away with these interventions and more: • Breathe card and emotions chart to develop self-control and self-management skills • Surprise cards, change of schedule cues and transition markers to alleviate anxiety • Video modeling and role playing to improve social/emotional communication • First person stories and visual cues to promote positive behavior • Visual cues, music and software designed to increase attention and focus • Social stories, social scripts and emotions charts to develop self-regulation • SOCCSS, keychain rules and t-charts to target challenging behaviors Objectives: • Discriminate functions of behavior during a tantrum vs. meltdown. • Illustrate the connections and breakdowns between communication, social skills and behaviors. • Employ a breathe card and emotions chart to develop self-control and self-management skills. • Design optimal therapy/classroom structure to prevent overstimulation and sensory breakdowns. • Employ SOCCSS, keychain rules and t-charts to prevent, intervene or consequate targeted behaviors. • Utilize surprise cards, change of schedule cues and transition markers to alleviate anxiety. • Implement a “system” rather than a person dependent intervention.
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): A Revolutionary & Transformative Treatment for Healing PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and More - Des Monies
Dec 12, 2019 | CE Hours 6.25 | USD $249.99 | Des Moines, Iowa
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): A Revolutionary & Transformative Treatment for Healing PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and More is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 12, 2019 at Des Moines Marriott Downtown, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Addiction Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Therapists • Other Professionals Who Work within the Mental Health Fields Course Description: We all know what it is to feel conflicting emotions, “a part of me wants to … and a part of me does not”. For our clients, this kind of inner emotional conflict can become intense, even debilitating. Why, they wonder, are their relationships unstable? Why are they sometimes enraged and other times too passive? Why do symptoms persist? Can they ever really ‘get over’ traumatic childhood experiences? They may notice a part of them wants to deal with it and another part is hopeless. Internal Family Systems offers unique, clarifying, and empowering methods for addressing these common clinical concerns. Some models of psychotherapy regard having multiple internal “parts” as pathological. NOT in IFS. IFS views the multiplicity of the mind as normal. Every part has a positive intention and every part has value. All clients can heal. IFS aligns the therapist with the innate wisdom of the client. IFS cultivates compassion. IFS is a powerful treatment modality. Once you experience it you will want to incorporate it into your practice. In developing IFS 30 years ago, creator Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., realized that clients were describing experiences with various conflicting roles and extreme behaviors within themselves. He noticed that when parts felt heard and safe and had their concerns addressed, clients became calm and less reactive. They could begin to make different and better decisions. IFS therapy helps clients to find safe ways to connect to early childhood emotions, to transform negative beliefs, to feel grounded in their true self, and to achieve lasting change in their lives. IFS has established a legacy of effectiveness in successfully treating many mental health issues and is being heralded as the treatment that all clinicians should know in order to treat clients more effectively (van der Kolk 2015). Objectives: • Investigate Internal Family Systems (IFS) concepts, steps and techniques to broaden treatment intervention options. • Discover how IFS brings a non-pathological perspective of mental health disorders by translating common comorbidities into parts language. • Examine the IFS view that client’s symptoms and psychopathology are attempts to solve an emotional problem. • View a clinical session to deepen one’s understanding of IFS treatment strategies. • Practice clinical interventions to enhance effectiveness in sessions. • Consider the benefits of applying IFS to one’s current clinical practice.
Therapeutic Art Interventions for Children and Teens: Creative and Mindfulness-Based Techniques for Trauma, Anxiety, ADHD and More! (Jan 24, 2020)
Jan 24, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Des Moines, Iowa
Therapeutic Art Interventions for Children and Teens: Creative and Mindfulness-Based Techniques for Trauma, Anxiety, ADHD and More! is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 24, 2020 at Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/conf Center, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Case Managers • Psychiatrists • Marriage and Family Therapists • School Counselors • School Psychologists • Educators • Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants • Speech-Language Pathologists and Creative Art Therapists Description: Do you have clients who are stuck, repeating the same patterns over and over and you feel like you’re powerless to help them? You know, the ones who repeatedly refuse to listen and don’t stop to think before they act. Or those who refuse to take responsibility for their behaviors and constantly pass blame onto others. Do they leave you feeling stagnant and burnt out in your practice? Do you work with challenging children, teens and families who seem absolutely resistant to every intervention you offer? Let Dr. Patricia Isis, international presenter, author, certified mindful self-compassion teacher and board certified registered art therapist, help you! Attend this seminar and learn innovative interventions that are guaranteed to help even your most resistant clients become unstuck. Your day will consist of creative, interactive, hands-on training that will re-energize your work. You will leave with fresh new art strategies and approaches that you can use immediately to engage even your most difficult and challenging clients. These tools are fun and playful. The will offer you an opportunity to refresh yourself as well! No art experience is necessary, just an openness to try something creative. Objectives: • Apply therapeutic art directives and immediately implement into your therapy practice to help children, teens, adults and families regulate their emotions and behaviors. • Analyze the ethical implications and your scope of practice when selecting therapeutic artmaking approaches. • Assess the stages of children’s normative development, and warning signs suggesting a possibility for additional clinical support. • Implement the use of simple and economic art materials; what to use and when, so you can feel immediately confident using art in your practice. • Prepare a plan for introducing art into clinical practice for treatment-resistant and challenging children and families. • Playfully practice the creative process via interactive hands-on therapeutic art-making experiences.