Upcoming Medical Conferences in HolyokeSearch Criteria : United States of America Holyoke
Oct 23 - 24, 2019 | CME 14.00 | USD $335 | Holyoke, Massachusetts
Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR) Course is organized by Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR) Education Programs and will be held from Oct 23 - 24, 2019 at Whitney Avenue Conference Center, Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 14 Contact hours. Target Audience: The TCAR course offers acute care, critical care, perioperative, and rehabilitation nurses the foundational, evidence-based information and critical thinking skills necessary to address the needs of the hospitalized trauma patient. TCAR covers a wide range of pathophysiologic and nursing concepts and is designed to be a broad, core-level program, rather than an advanced or specialty-specific course. Although registered nurses are TCAR's target audience, the information contained in this program has proven useful to physical therapists, paramedics, social workers, dietitians, respiratory therapists, speech and occupational therapists, LVNs/LPNs, and others who interact with the hospitalized trauma patient. Course Description : Unlike standardized trauma programs targeted at prehospital and emergency care providers, this course was specifically created to meet the learning needs of INPATIENT trauma nurses. These live, 2-day educational offerings give hospital staff members the foundational, evidence-based information and critical thinking skills necessary to meet regulatory requirements and provide excellent care to this challenging patient population. TCAR Course Content : PART 1–Participants focus on concepts relevant to the nursing care of the injured, hospitalized patient: • The trauma care spectrum • The biomechanics of trauma • The body's response to injury PART 2–Learners participate in interactive, expanding case scenarios that address the needs of hospitalized patients with injuries to major body systems. Each module introduces specific trauma care concepts including pathophysiology, patient assessment, and complications. Surgical, medical, and nursing management options and outcome criteria are introduced while analyzing patients with: • Thoracic injury • Abdominal injury • Musculoskeletal injury • Craniocerebral injury • Spine and spinal cord injury Each interactive expanding case scenario promotes critical thinking, knowledge synthesis, and clinical reasoning skills by inviting learners to: • Incorporate injury biomechanics information • Analyze clinical assessment data • Suggest appropriate care interventions • Identify individuals at risk for deterioration • Prevent, recognize, and manage complications • Understand current trends and issues in trauma patient care • Predict each patient's care trajectory • Set realistic goals and evaluate outcomes Course Objectives: • Describe the trauma continuum of care. • Explain the bio-mechanics of common injuries. • Anticipate specific wounds and complications based on mechanism of injury information. • Discuss the body's multi-system responses to traumatic insults. • Incorporate physical assessment, imaging studies, and laboratory data to evaluate the hospitalized trauma patient. • Describe appropriate medical, surgical, and nursing interventions for frequently encountered injuries. • Interact with interdisciplinary team members to provide timely care to injured patients. • Prevent, identify, and manage complications common to the hospitalized trauma patient. • Identify realistic trauma patient goals and evaluate care outcomes. • Address the psycho-social needs of hospitalized trauma patients and their family members. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
The 16th Annual Neonatal Care Conference - The Long Road Home: Risks, Complications, and Management of the Micro-Preemie
Nov 06, 2019 | CME 6.25 | USD $109 | Holyoke, Massachusetts
The 16th Annual Neonatal Care Conference - The Long Road Home: Risks, Complications, and Management of the Micro-Preemie is organized by Baystate Health and will be held on Nov 06, 2019 at The Log Cabin, Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America. Target Audience: This course was designed for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Respiratory Therapists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Social Workers, Case Managers, Pharmacists and Dieticians that work with high risk neonates. Available Credit: • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ • 6.25 ANCC Contact Hours • 6.25 BCIPE Instructional Hours • 6.25 American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC CRCE) Goal: The goal of this educational activity is to support effective, effective, compassionate, patient-centered care that benefits the individual patients and the communities we serve. Learning Objectives: • Discuss the incidence of prematurity related morbidities. • Describe how to help parents in complex decision making for their infants. • Describe how to engage parents in family centered care. • Identify the pathophysiology of neurological morbidities in preterm infants. • Describe the sequelae and management of neurological disorders in preterm infants. • Identify long term follow-up issues associated with neurocognitive deficits in preterm infants. • Discuss differences in old and new CLD in preterm infants. • Describe newer modalities of management to prevent and treat CLD in preterm infants. • Discuss incidence of and guidelines for monitoring for CLD associated PPHN in preterm infants. • Discuss incidence and pathophysiology of NEC in preterm infants. • Describe the complications of NEC including intestinal failure in preterm infants. • Describe management of intestinal failure in preterm infants to maximize growth and optimize nutritional status. • Discuss the incidence and pathophysiology of ROP in preterm infants. • Describe guidelines for monitoring for ROP in preterm infants. • Discuss newer treatment modalities for managing ROP in preterm infants. • Identify the overall risks of Civil Suit and Board of Registration Complaints when caring for the extremely premature neonate. • Recognize and be familiar with holdings of Mass case law related to claims of negligence involving the extremely premature neonate. • Identify the need for appropriate informed consent as well as consensus in communication with families when caring for the extremely premature infant. • Identify best practices when disagreeing with the provider established care plan when caring for the extremely premature neonate.