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Mar 28, 2019 | CE 6.30 | USD $219.99 | Akron, Ohio
Challenging Geriatric Issues: Dementia Behaviors is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 28, 2019 at Holiday Inn Akron West - Fairlawn, Akron, Ohio, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Home Healthcare Providers, Nursing Home Administrators, Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians, Recreation Therapists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours. Description: Dealing with cognitively impaired geriatric patients can be challenging even for the experienced healthcare professional. Behaviors such as dementia, aggression, anxiety and depression, refusal of food and fluids, and inappropriate sexual advances pose significant potential barriers to the delivery of essential health care. If older adults are routinely under your care, minimize your risk of escalating the problems associated with troublesome, often irrational behavior by attending this program. Gain valuable insights into the causes of challenging geriatric behaviors and learn innovative and practical intervention strategies to improve the care you provide. Objectives: • Assess behavioral problems of older adults with cognitive disturbances. • Consider the advantages of recognition and treatment of early dementia. • Incorporate non-pharmacologic interventions that address biopsychosocial needs of the older adult with challenging behaviors. • Implement specific communication strategies for patients with challenging behaviors. • Analyze evidence-based pharmacologic treatments of behavioral problems in patients. • Determine interventions for challenging geriatric behaviors including pain, nutritional deficits, sleep disorders, depression and delirium. • Evaluate causes and interventions for sexually inappropriate behaviors. • Support and educate family and professional caregivers of older adults exhibiting challenging behaviors.
Apr 15, 2019 | CME 6.30 | USD $219.99 | Akron, Ohio
Cardiac and Respiratory Complexities: Quickly Differentiate to Take Rapid Action is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Apr 15, 2019 at Holiday Inn Akron West - Fairlawn, Akron, Ohio, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours. Target Audience: • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners • Clinical Nurse Specialists Course Description: You are assessing the patient who just returned from endoscopy following a foreign body removal. The patient is complaining of his throat itching. On assessment, his vital signs are normal, but he appears anxious. Is this normal following the procedure? Do you put him on a cardiac monitor? Should you call a rapid response? We have all been faced with the clinical dilemma when our patient has rapidly progressing dyspnea, tachypnea, fever, cough, and chest pain. What is happening? Distinguishing between heart failure, pneumonia, and ARDS can be difficult. Did you know that COPD could mask a pulmonary embolism? When your patient is wheezing, do you make the assumption it is asthma? Or could the presentation be caused by heart failure or an allergic reaction? Attending this conference will provide you with the confidence to recognize early and identify appropriate interventions to prevent further deterioration. We will discuss when non-invasive ventilation devices should - and should not - be used. If you are still struggling with blood gases, don't let blood gases intimidate you! Learn quick and easy ways to interpret ABG results. You will learn from actual patient stories to illustrate the complexities and co-morbidities of cardiac and respiratory diagnoses Objectives: • Review the nursing assessment for patients with airway or ventilatory problems. • Describe the pathophysiologic changes that occur causing the signs and symptoms associated with airway or ventilatory problems. • Select appropriate interventions for airway or ventilatory problems. • Differentiate between ventilator modes and the use of NPPV. • Evaluate appropriate treatment strategies for high-risk ECG findings. • Plan for emerging treatments in heart failure. • Analyze management options for acute coronary syndromes. • Describe the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of inflammatory cardiac disease.
Jun 03 - 04, 2019 | USD $369.99 | Akron, Ohio
2-Day: 2019 Geriatric Conference is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Jun 03 - 04, 2019 at Holiday Inn Akron West - Fairlawn, Akron, Ohio, United States of America. Target Audience: • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners • Clinical Nurse Specialists • Physician Assistants • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Speech-Language Pathologists • Social Workers Course Description : Are you keeping up with the current recommendations and guidelines? No matter your specialty, you MUST know how to address the unique concerns of the older adults under your care. Geriatrics is a field in and of itself, but many of us haven't had extensive training on the nuances and complexities that make treatment challenging. In this comprehensive program, geriatric expert, Steven Atkinson, will guide you through the normal and abnormal changes of the aging mind and body, providing you with the knowledge that will improve the care you provide. Steven is passionate about his work and looks forward to sharing his expertise with you. Leave with practical and insightful tips and tools you can use the next day! • Identify complications and respond more appropriately. • Confidently and effectively communicate with patients and their families. • Provide safer and more effective care. Get Management Strategies and More for : • Alzheimer's Disease & Dementias. • Pain Management. • Geriatric Pharmacology. • Geriatric Emergencies. • Managing Challenging Behaviors. • Caregiver Stress & Burnout. • And Much More. Conference Objectives are : Day One : Session 1: Differentiating Dementias. Session 2: Geriatric Pharmacology: Tools for the Healthcare Professional. Session 3: Pain Management in the Elderly. Day Two : Session 1: Managing Geriatric Behaviors: Wandering, Aggression, Malnutrition and More. Session 2: Geriatric Emergencies. Session 3: Top Ten Medications to Avoid in the Geriatric Patient. Additional details will be posted as soon as soon as they are available.
Jun 07 - 08, 2019 | Contact Hours 15.50 | USD $529 | Akron, Ohio
Pediatric Hand Therapy and Orthotic Intervention (Splinting) for Musculoskeletal Conditions is organized by Rehab Education and will be held from Jun 07 - 08, 2019 at Akron, Ohio, United States of America. Credits: • 15.5 contact hours Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 15.5 contact hours. California OT Board: This course and instructor have been approved by the CA Board of OT for 15.5 contact hours of post-professional education in the advanced practice area of hand therapy. Florida PT Association: This course meets the standards set forth in Chapter 64B17-9, Florida for 15.5 (live) continuing education hours. New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 15.5 continuing education credits. Ohio Physical Therapy Association: This course has been approved by the Ohio PT Association for 15.5 contact hours. Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as meeting continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs for 15.50 CCUs. Who Should Attend: • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Certified Hand Therapists • Registered Nurses Description: Pediatric patients are different from adult patients and can pose many challenges. This specialized hands-on two-day course will be a valuable learning opportunity for a pediatric therapist who is challenged by the orthopedic issues that arise when treating musculoskeletal conditions and for hand therapists who treat adults and are challenged when faced with a pediatric patient. Participants will learn strategies to successfully meet these challenges and understand approaches for evaluating, treating, and providing orthoses (splints) and home programs for the pediatric patient with musculoskeletal conditions. Course includes review of: • normal hand skill development from birth to 5 years • most common pediatric outcomes measures and evaluation tools for orthopedic conditions • developmental and functional issues for children with musculoskeletal conditions • identification of specific orthotic intervention for children with musculoskeletal conditions • pre-surgical and post-surgical intervention strategies for commonly treated pediatric musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and rheumatologic conditions. • overview of orthotic intervention principles and techniques specifically for pediatric patients • decision-making skills for therapeutic intervention, home program and orthotic intervention • methods to encourage cooperation during fabrication with pediatric patients • methods to enhance compliance with use of the orthoses with pediatric patients • review of available prefabricated orthoses for pediatric patients Course Objectives: Upon completion, participant will be able to:: • Identify 3 unique aspects of hand therapy for pediatric patients with musculoskeletal conditions. • Identify the appropriate age norms for 3 specific developmental skills below the age of 5 years that affect hand skill development • List 3 pediatric evaluation tools that are standardized for use on pediatric patients with upper extremity conditions. • Choose 2 treatment techniques that would be appropriate to utilize after surgery for a pediatric patient with one of the following conditions: brachial plexus palsy, upper extremity trauma, congenital hand conditions, neuromuscular disorders, and rheumatologic conditions • Identify 3 ways to improve compliance and wear time with orthotic intervention for a pediatric patient with musculoskeletal conditions • Compare two differences in treatment of flexor tendon repair of the hand for pediatric patients vs. adult patients. • Adapt 3 common items found in the home or clinic into treatment or home program ideas for improving motion or function of the upper extremity • Create 9 orthoses, from the beginning of the design process to the finalization of the orthotic fabrication, correctly utilizing all of the orthotic mechanical principles. • Critique each fabricated orthosis for correct fit by utilizing 3 factors: freedom of distal joints, 3 points of pressure, appropriate application of straps. • Propose 3 appropriate therapy goals and treatment strategies for the pediatric patient with the neuromuscular condition described in the scenario. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.