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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Initial Provider Course by Spectrum Health (Dec 19 - 20, 2018)
Dec 19 - 20, 2018 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Initial Provider Course is organized by Spectrum Health and will be held from Dec 19 - 20, 2018 at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, paramedics and physicians. Conference Description : Attending the PALS course will build on the current knowledge base to enhance the breadth and depth of knowledge and skills. Study and preparation for a PALS course is essential. Students must adequately prepare to complete the PALS Provider Course successfully. This course does not teach interpretation of rhythm strips or basic PALS pharmacology. The AHA developed the PALS Provider Course for currently active health care providers who initiate and direct advanced life support beyond the first few minutes through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency. Before taking the course, students must be proficient in the following : • Performing CPR skills using the most recent AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECG. • Reading and interpreting basic ECG rhythm strips. • Knowledge of basic PALS pharmacology. • Evaluating a seriously ill or injured child using the systematic approach to pediatric assessment outlined in the PALS Provider Manual. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Mar 11 - 15, 2019 | CME 22.75 | USD $2797 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
Skin and Wound Management Course is organized by Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) and will be held from Mar 11 - 15, 2019 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Rapids Airport, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is LPN/LVN, RN, NP, PA, MD, DO, DPM, RD, RDN, PTA, PT, OTA, OT. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 22.75 Credits. Course Description: The Skin and Wound Management course offer an evidence-based approach to wound management and current standards of practice to keep clinicians legally defensible at the bedside. Learning Objectives : • Discuss how standards of care, evidence-based practice, and a multidisciplinary wound care team can affect clinical choices in wound management. • Discuss the basic anatomy and physiology of the skin. • Identify at least 5 parameters required for accurate wound assessment. • Identify pressure ulcer stages according to NPUAP guidelines. • Identify 5 factors which enhance or impede the wound healing process. • Explain 4 types of basic principles of wound bed preparation. • Identify 3 major components of a nutritional assessment for optimizing wound healing. • Identify 4 different categories for topical wound management. • Select treatment options based on wound assessment, etiology, and goal of wound care. • Differentiate arterial, neuropathic, and venous ulcers in terms of causative factors, pathophysiology, appearance, and principles of management. • Describe 3 factors involved in the development of a pressure ulcer and interventions to prevent their occurrence. • Describe at least 5 interventions that optimize acute surgical wound healing. • Differentiate between wound etiologies and clinical manifestations of acute and traumatic wounds. • Differentiate types of burns and principles of management. • Select treatment options and differentiate wound etiologies and clinical manifestations of chronic, malignant, and inflammatory wounds. • Discuss 3 adjunctive treatment modalities that enhance wound healing. • Discuss current multidisciplinary care approaches to wound care. • Discuss the components required for accurate wound documentation.
Apr 15 - 16, 2019 | USD $439.99 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certificate Course; 2-Day Intensive Training is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Apr 15 - 16, 2019 at Courtyard by Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. Target Audience: • Counselors • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Social Workers • Marriage and Family Therapists • Addiction Counselors • Case Managers • Nurses • Mental Health Professionals Course Description: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, chemical dependency, and complex co-morbidity. Designed to empower clients to establish mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT assists clinicians in treating clients with emotional problems, suicidal, self-harm, and self-sabotaging urges and behaviors, and challenging interpersonal styles. Attend this 2-day certificate course and receive a detailed understanding and foundation of the skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as applied to clients with mental health and chemical dependency issues. Going beyond symptom management, these skills are designed to improve functioning to build satisfying lives. This course explores DBT’s theoretical basis, specific DBT interventions, and how to teach skills in individual and group settings. Familiarity with these skills and techniques along with experiential exercises will enhance your clinical skills and professional development. Course Objectives: Day 1: • Integrate the theory and techniques of DBT into your clinical practice. • Teach DBT skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. • Incorporate how to integrate DBT skills into your individual and group therapy. • Utilize DBT skills in mental health, chemical dependency and complex co-morbidity. • Designate additional tools and resources for implementing DBT. • Articulate a variety of strategies for teaching DBT skills. Day 2: • Create an effective DBT clinical process. • Practice DBT to a variety of clinical presentations. • Implement DBT in different formats and settings. • Practice streamlined diary cards and chain analysis. • Explore how to balance levels of validation with the most effective behavior change methods. • Develop a plan to increase your DBT competency. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 25 - 26, 2019 | USD $439.99 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
An Intensive 2-Day Workshop on: Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children & Teens is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Apr 25 - 26, 2019 at Courtyard by Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. Target Audience: • Social Workers • Psychologists • Counselors • Teachers • School Administrators • Occupational Therapists • Speech-Language Pathologists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children Course Description: Divorce, family breakdown, violence in society and the media, has produced a “shell shocked” generation of kids suffering from anxiety! Join Carryl P. Navalta, Ph.D., who will demonstrate how you can “connect” with anxious children and inspire them to practice new self-regulation skills. You will learn how to help parents (“bulldozers”, “helicopters” and “snowplows”) and schools gain confidence, gratification and success in helping their most anxious kids. To increase your effectiveness with the various manifestations of child anxiety, Dr. Navalta will address each of the following disorders with case examples and clinical vignettes: • Separation Anxiety Disorder • Panic Disorder • Generalized Anxiety Disorder • Obsessive-compulsive disorders (including skin picking and hair pulling) • Social Anxiety Disorder/Selective Mutism • Specific phobias • Trauma- and Stressor-related disorder Emphasis will be on creative psychotherapy involving insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral, biological, mindfulness, and family systems interventions. Objectives: • Incorporate motivational therapeutic activities into your practice to improve client engagement in treatment. • Implement structured clinical interviewing strategies to aid in developing comprehensive treatment plans. • Summarize the “3 ingredient framework” of how anxiety develops in children to assist with assessment and treatment planning. • Analyze the efficacy of prescription drugs as compared to complementary medicine for treatment of anxiety symptoms in children. • Implement a three-step skill building model for stress management among young clients. • Evaluate exposure therapy interventions for effective treatment of OCD, separation anxiety, social anxiety and phobias. • Design effective strategies to decrease the stress response in kids with learning disabilities to improve information processing, listening skills, and comprehension. • Implement calming techniques to reduce overall anxiety, such as mindfulness and yoga, to reduce fight or flight response and simultaneously engage the relaxation response. • Evaluate the impact deep breathing exercises have on anxiety to enable task completion in children with ADHD. • Utilize specific anxiety techniques to minimize the ruminative nature of obsessive thoughts that often precede dysfunctional compulsive behaviors. • Teach clients to engage the parasympathetic nervous system to create new neuropathways to reduce hyper arousal and decrease maladaptive behaviors. • Implement clinical strategies to decrease symptoms of pervasive separation anxiety in children and adolescents. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 03 - 04, 2019 | CME 17.00 | USD $400 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) Spring Session is organized by Spectrum Health and will be held from May 03 - 04, 2019 at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jun 07 - 09, 2019 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons (MANS) 37th Annual Meeting is organized by Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons (MANS) and will be held from Jun 07 - 09, 2019 at Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jun 12 - 15, 2019 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
The 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Immunology (ASRI) is organized by American Society for Reproductive Immunology (ASRI) and will be held from Jun 12 - 15, 2019 at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. Conference Description: This Conference brings together basic scientists, clinician-scientists and healthcare providers who work together to translate scientific discoveries into improved patient care. This is an excellent opportunity for exhibitors and sponsors to advertise and/or interact with our diverse membership made up of professionals working in academia, industry, and clinical settings. This years meeting will be an especially fitting for introducing and/or promoting new products and technologies, as the theme for ASRI 2019 is “Frontiers in Reproductive Immunology: Recent advances and novel concepts in Reproductive Immunology Research”. The Scientific Program committee has put together an exciting schedule of events, including plenary and break-out sessions led by leading national and international experts in the fields of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Immunology, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Genetics, Neuroscience and Developmental Biology. We have multiple sponsorship opportunities for the annual meeting of ASRI 2019. Sponsors also receive complimentary registration, invitation to our Welcome Reception and Awards Banquet, and recognition on our website, in our program, and on our mobile app.
Jul 22, 2019 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) Origins of Cancer is organized by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and will be held on Jul 22, 2019 at Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.