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Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents: Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors (Oct 31, 2018)
Oct 31, 2018 | USD $229.99 | Altoona, Pennsylvania
Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents: Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Oct 31, 2018 at Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Course Description: Children and adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Asperger’s, anxiety, mood and disruptive disorders provide constant clinical and parenting challenges. Attend this seminar and learn new, effective non-medication strategies for your client’s most challenging behaviors including: • Tantrums • Running out/away • Noncompliance • Nagging • Refusing to work/help • Yelling/screaming • Bullying • Panic/anxiety reactions • Not following directions You will walk away with immediate strategies for out of control behaviors and techniques for emotional regulation along with long-term treatment strategies to help kids at home and school. Robert Marino is a clinical expert and has worked with the most challenging kids both in clinical and school settings. Through the use of case studies and action-oriented handouts, you will leave this seminar with solutions to turn your most challenging kids around. Course Objectives: • Utilize clinical strategies to reduce the frequency, duration and severity of behavioral episodes that challenge therapists, educators, professionals and parents. • Implement both proactive and reactive strategies for oppositional, defiant and disruptive behavior in children and youth. • Discriminate between the clinical presentation of behavioral episodes & psychiatric symptoms to inform treatment. • Communicate how a skilled observation of behavior informs your treatment approach. • Develop clinical skills for establishing a therapeutic rapport to overcome treatment resistance in children and adolescents. • Effectively develop a behavior intervention plan and safety plan across all settings including home and school. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Dec 05, 2018 | CME 6.30 | USD $219.99 | Altoona, Pennsylvania
Cardiac and Respiratory Complexities: Quickly Differentiate to Take Rapid Action is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 05, 2018 at Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours. 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! Course Objectives are: • 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. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Fall Prevention Challenges: Real Solutions to Reduce Falls, Prevent Injuries and Limit Liability (Dec 14, 2018)
Dec 14, 2018 | CME 6.25 | USD $219.99 | Altoona, Pennsylvania
Fall Prevention Challenges: Real Solutions to Reduce Falls, Prevent Injuries and Limit Liability is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 14, 2018 at Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 Continuing Education Credits. Conference Description : Falls frequently result in significant adverse effects not only on patients but also to families and institutions. The far-reaching effects of falls make fall prevention an important topic for all healthcare providers. Falls are associated with increased morbidity and mortality and are frequently a source of litigation and insurance claim denial. The impact of falls is extensive from psychologically to financially. The complex multifactorial causes of falls, such as cognitive disorders, gait impairment, and environmental factors, make fall prevention a challenge; however, there are evidence-based interventions available to mitigate the risks for even the most challenging situations. Healthcare professionals are increasingly aware of the importance of fall data, adverse effects of falls and limited staffing resources to provide 1:1 supervision to prevent falls. This seminar will provide realistic, efficient, and effective solutions to address falls. Learn best practice guidelines, evidence-based interventions and prevention strategies, as well as how to apply this knowledge to your practice setting. This seminar will provide a hands-on, logical step-by-step approach to develop effective fall prevention plans to reduce falls, prevent injuries and limit liability. Join me for this comprehensive and dynamic seminar to explore your challenges and develop solutions for your struggles with falls. Conference Objectives are : • Evaluate precipitating causes for falls so that preventative measures can be in place. • Formulate a comprehensive evaluation for high fall risk patients. • Analyze medications that are known to contribute in various ways to fall risks. • Assess the risk for the adverse patient outcome and need for urgent intervention. • Determine the tools necessary for a multidisciplinary fall prevention program. • Select patient-specific fall prevention interventions for a successful fall prevention plan. • Evaluate the impact of common gait disorders on fall risk. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 19, 2019 | USD $229.99 | Altoona, Pennsylvania
Ethics 2.0: When Clinical Goes Digital is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 19, 2019 at Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Mar 06, 2019 | CME 6.30 | Altoona, Pennsylvania
Nursing Negligence: Even If It's Not Your Fault, It Will Be Your Problem is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 06, 2019 at Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists.This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 Contact Hours. Course Description: Jessica attended a nursing program with stellar faculty and great internships. She had always heard, "if you don't document, you will get in trouble". No one could explain what that meant. During her orientation as a new graduate, her preceptor taught her how to document the unit requirements and reassured her that writing much more was a waste of time. Jessica never questioned otherwise. At this time in her career, Jessica was thinking… "I don't worry much about charting; the computer takes care of that. As long as I chart what my unit audits for, I can sleep soundly." 2 years later… Jessica sat down quietly at the deposition table, her head hung low and she hadn't slept in months. They asked her to say and spell her name for the court reporter and she was sworn in. "Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?" If this could happen to Jessica, it could happen to you. But how did this happen? How did what Jessica charted turn into a deposition proceeding? How does this happen to any good nurse? Healthcare today is rife with litigation against nurses. There is more accountability, reliability, autonomy, and liability. The rate of nurses becoming part of lawsuits is steadily on the rise. Join Legal Nurse Consultant, Rosale Lobo, for this interesting and intriguing look into nursing documentation. This intense workshop will immerse you into the world of nursing from a litigious viewpoint. Don't end up like Jessica. Learn how to protect yourself, so you can sleep soundly tonight. Learner Objectives: • Plan to use factual tactics to stay out of court. • Assess time stamping in your charting for contemporaneous patient accounts. • Explain deposition behaviors that favor your credibility. • Summarize hazards of inconsistent use of drop down boxes. • Distinguish between defense counsel that is for or against you. • Formulate habits that keep your license safe. • Analyze the chart specific to your specialty. • Contrast between poor and exceptional quality charting. • Summarize common charting mistakes and how to avoid them.