Upcoming Medical Conferences in Des MoinesSearch Criteria : United States of America Des Moines
Mar 08 - 10, 2019 | USD $661 | Des Moines, Iowa
CFS: CoreFirst Strategies for Optimum Function is organized by The Institute of Physical Art, Inc. (IPA) and will be held from Mar 08 - 10, 2019 at Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. Audience: PT, PTA, OT, SPT Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act. Course Purpose: CoreFirst® Strategies presents a methodical and unique functional assessment and treatment program for patients with dysfunctions of the spine. The CFS approach, originated and developed by Vicky Saliba Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT, trains the therapist to directly correlate an evaluation of the patient’s base of support, alignment, and Lumbar Protective Mechanism to the patient’s motor activation and strength response. Building on this assessment, the participant is trained in five principles to enhance efficient posture, movement, and the automatic-not volitional-activation of the core stabilizers. These principles serve as a kinesthetic checklist for patients during ADL such as sitting and lifting. To complete this dynamic approach to active functional rehabilitation, the therapist is trained in a progressive functional exercise program which addresses flexibility, coordination, strength, stability, and functional movement patterns. The course includes an extensive manual with over 200 photos of posture, movement, and exercise. Course Objectives: • Become proficient in three IPA Functional Tests which provide immediate objective data to the therapist and the patient as to the efficiency of the patient’s alignment related to function and pain. • Learn principles of acute care, positioning, and CoreFirst® principles of posture and movement which empower a patient to be independent in ADL. • Acquire the understanding and knowledge to design an appropriate and challenging exercise program that meets the individual needs of each patient for activation of the core, strength, endurance, and motor control. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Mar 28 - 31, 2019 | CME 31.00 | USD $817 | Des Moines, Iowa
FM LQ: Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant is organized by The Institute of Physical Art, Inc. (IPA) and will be held from Mar 28 - 31, 2019 at Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 31 Contact Hours. Audience: PT, PTA, OT, SPT Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act. Course Purpose: This approach developed and taught by Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT, presents the dynamic principles and procedures of Functional MobilizationTM as an evaluation and treatment component of the Functional Manual Therapy® treatment model. Functional MobilizationTM couples active and resisted movement (PNF) with soft tissue and joint mobilization to facilitate normalization of mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control dysfunctions. The participant is trained to evaluate each movement segment through the use of PNF patterns and to combine the selective pattern into the full trunk and extremity patterns. Instruction will emphasize the treatment of both hypomobile structures and the stabilization of hypermobile segments with prolonged holds to promote activation of the core muscle’s contraction. Functional MobilizationTM dynamically integrates the principles and procedures of PNF with soft tissue and joint mobilization for each technique. Instruction will emphasize mobile and hypermobile structures, stabilize hypermobile articulations and reeducation of the motor system. Course Objectives: • Develop specific Functional Mobilization™ progression strategies to enhance functional capacity of the lower quadrant. • Develop competence in the assessment and treatment of focus areas: lumbar spine, sacrum, innominate, coccyx, hip, knee and lower limb neurovascular treatment. • Develop home exercises to augment the treatment program. • Discuss the evidence for the FMLQ material.
Apr 10, 2019 | CME 6.30 | USD $229.99 | Des Moines, Iowa
The Ultimate Hands-On Wound Care Clinical Lab is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Apr 10, 2019 at Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/conf Center, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours. Target Audience: • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners • Nurse Educators • Physician Assistants • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Nursing Home Administrators • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants Course Description In healthcare facilities across the country, billions of dollars are being spent annually on the treatment of skin care and wound management. You are on the front lines of providing care to patients with a variety of skin and wound conditions, and play a critical role in patient outcomes and your facility's reimbursement for services. There is no better way to learn all of the skills you need to provide state-of-the-art care for your patients than through Hands-On Clinical Labs. Attend this highly interactive seminar and learn wound care assessment skills by DOING! Through the use of wound care teaching models, wound care expert, Kim Saunders, will teach you proper wound assessment techniques. The Hands-On Clinical Lab will add a live, hands-on component to learning that will enhance your retention of skills and techniques covered. Practice identification, measurement and the applications of various products on life-like wound care models. These models provide a life-like simulation to allow for improved assessment of a wide variety of commonly-seen wound care presentations, including all stages of pressure ulcers, tissue types, undermining, tunneling, fissure and surgical dehiscence. Objectives: • Distinguish at least 6 tissue types found in chronic wounds. • Identify and differentiate at least 4 wound etiologies. • Compare and contrast 6 terms used to document peri-wound status. • Demonstrate accurate measurement and documentation of wounds, tunneling and undermining, according to the clock method, using a wound teaching model. • Identify and categorize at least 7 dressing types, including the indications for use, precautions and contraindications. • Develop an appropriate dressing/ treatment protocol for a wound, based upon exudate, wound status, and products discussed. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 12 - 13, 2019 | CEU 1.50 | USD $585 | Des Moines, Iowa
CEAS I Ergonomics Assessment Certification Workshop is organized by The Back School and will be held from Apr 12 - 13, 2019 at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. Who Should Register: PTs, PTAs, PT Students, OTs, OTAs, OT Students, CHTs, ATs, RNs, NPsCertified Safety Professionals, Risk Managers, Claims Managers, Safety Committee MembersHuman Resources Professionals, Industrial Engineers, Industrial Hygienists, ErgonomistsAthletic Trainers, Chiropractors, Office Furniture Sales and anyone wanting to learn how to decrease risk of onsite employee injury and increase employee productivity and satisfaction. At the successful completion of the workshop, you will be awarded your certification designating you as a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist® (CEAS®). 1.5 AOTA CEUs/15 Contact Hours: by the AOTA, BOC, CCRC, and COPSKT* Course Description: This highly engaging, interactive 2-day workshop is a broad-based, introductory-level instruction that teaches the foundations of basic OSHA-compliant ergonomics assessments. You will learn the skills you need to realize multiple task jobs in the office, industrial/manufacturing, and healthcare environments using OSHA ergonomics survey tools – W-1, D-2, and WAC. With a combination of group work and individual practice, you will come to understand best practices for the implementation of cost-effective, high-impact solutions for the prevention of workplace injury. We will cover performing office and non-office ergonomics assessments with a focus on identifying risk factors and determining solutions and opportunities for improvements. Conference Objectives are: • Identify where the body is susceptible to injuries and analyze the causes, signs, and symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders. • Apply the OSHA ergonomics job site analysis forms W-1, D-2, and WAC in performing multiple task ergonomics assessments. • Identify and apply effective methods for controlling risk factors. • Analyze and construct injury prevention strategies. • Design ergonomics problem-solving solutions. • Examine successful marketing techniques for ergonomics programs. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 12 - 14, 2019 | USD $772 | Des Moines, Iowa
FM I: Functional Mobilization I is organized by The Institute of Physical Art, Inc. (IPA) and will be held from Apr 12 - 14, 2019 at Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. Audience: PT, PTA, OT, SPT Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act. Course Purpose: Written and developed by Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT and Vicky Saliba Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT. FM I (formerly FO I) was the first biomechanical soft tissue mobilization (STM) course offered to the PT profession. It presents an integrated approach to patient care with emphasis on soft tissue mobilization combined with PNF, joint mobilization and exercise training. This course presents techniques that are the foundation to advanced course material. FM I trains the participant to observe structure, posture, and movement and correlate the presenting mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control objective findings to dysfunctions in the soft tissue system. The concept of the human body as an interconnected dynamic system will be stressed, presenting evidence as to the interrelationship between the soft tissue system and the articular, neuromuscular, and motor control systems. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of the soft tissue structures and the application of specific treatment techniques to normalize any identified dysfunction. Course Objectives: • Define and identify efficient and inefficient structure and function utilizing three IPA Functional Tests. • Correlate subjective findings to dysfunctions in the soft tissues of the body. • Develop specific layer palpation skills to assist in the delineation of structures involved. • Perform seven specific Functional Soft Tissue Mobilization techniques as an integrated component of the Functional Manual Therapy® system for posterior and anterior spinal structures. • Discuss the current literature related to Soft Tissue Mobilization. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 13 - 14, 2019 | USD $150 | Des Moines, Iowa
Third Annual Therapy Conference is organized by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines and will be held from Apr 13 - 14, 2019 at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. Target Audience: • Physical Therapists • Occupational Therapists • Speech Language Pathologists • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants • Physical Therapy Assistants • Nurses Course Description : Valuable information, updates, and evidence-based practice related to therapy will be shared to provide the best outcome for every patient, every time. Participants will have the opportunity to: • Collaborate across departments, facilities, and regions • Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality • Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 15, 2019 | USD $132 | Des Moines, Iowa
2019 HeartCode Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course is organized by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines and will be held on Apr 15, 2019 at Blank Children's Hospital Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is physicians, nurses, and paramedic personnel on the current concepts in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Course Description : HeartCode PALS is a comprehensive program that uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. Using eSimulation technology, students can assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students also apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. Part 1: completed online using interactive case-based micro-simulation technology. Parts 2 & 3: skills practice and testing by a PALS Instructor at Blank Children's Hospital. Course Requirements: Part 1 • Go to the American Heart Association website at onlineaha.org (this program is PC & Mac compatible). • Find the course titled HeartCodeÒ PALS Part 1 and click "Add to Cart". • Complete the online registration and pay by credit card. • Complete the PALS Course online, including achieving a score of 84% or higher on the course exam (Access to this program will be available for 24 months from the initial license activation). • Print the HeartCodeÒ Certificate of Completion and bring to the skills testing. Skills testing cannot be completed with this certificate. Parts 2 & 3 Register for your skills evaluation and testing with Blank Children's Hospital. A PALS Provider card will be issued after the successful completion of Parts 2 & 3. The following are required for the skills evaluation: • BLS Practice and Testing – Child CPR/AED skills and Infant CPR skills • Management of Respiratory Emergencies • Vascular Access skills of IO placement and management • Management of Rhythm Disturbances Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
2019 PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal Course by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines (Apr 17, 2019)
Apr 17, 2019 | USD $100 | Des Moines, Iowa
2019 PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal Course is organized by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines and will be held on Apr 17, 2019 at Blank Children's Hospital and Methodist Medical Center Campus, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America. Intended Audience: To provide physicians, nurses, paramedics and respiratory therapists current concepts of advanced pediatric life support as defined by the American Heart Association. Precourse Requirements: • Successful completion of the Pre-course Assessment with 70% or higher. Please print your score and fax to Terry Neal at 515-241-6732 prior to the course in order to allow participation in the course. Bring AHA PALS Course manual with you to class. • To access Pre-course Assessment, visit the PALS Student Website: www.heart.org/eccstudentand enter code: pals 15. Course Objectives : At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to: • Understand and be able to perform the systematic approach to pediatric assessment of a seriously ill or injured child, including the general, primary, secondary, and tertiary assessments. • Use the "assess-categorize-decide-act" approach to decision making. • Recognize a child who is in respiratory distress or failure and/or compensated or hypotensive shock. • Manage a child who has life-threatening bradyarrhythmia, tachyarrhythmia or arrest rhythm. • Describe the key elements and foundation of effective resuscitation including mastery of skills and effective team dynamics. • Describe management of the child's clinical condition during stabilization and transfer phases of care. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 17, 2019 | CME 3.75 | USD $30 | Des Moines, Iowa
2019 Comfort Measures During Childbirth is organized by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines and will be held on Apr 17, 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.
Apr 19, 2019 | CME 7.50 | USD $400 | Des Moines, Iowa
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Refresher Class Course is organized by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines and will be held on Apr 19, 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.