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Chronic Disease Education: Becoming the Partner of Choice

  •   Webinar
  •   7/17/2018
  •   Ginny Kenyon, RN, MN

Post-Acute Care providers, especially Homecare, Hospice, and Long-Term Care, are scrambling to form meaningful and beneficial partnerships with physicians, health systems, and ACO & Payer networks.  One way to ensure that your organization is considered in this process, is to focus on advanced education for their caregivers, including health care aides.

Very few healthcare providers, especially in Homecare and LTC, provide adequate chronic disease education.  If your clinicians do not master the basics, how can your agency possibly drive positive outcomes and be seen as a viable partner in this changing landscape? 


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Social Determinants: The Impact on Patient Care

  •   Webinar
  •   7/12/2018
  •   Christina Nuqui, MSW

Addressing the Social Determinants of health will be the most important factor of health care reform. This webinar will discuss what Social Determinants are, and how they can help you better understand your patient. In addition, we will discuss how Social Determinants affect access to health services, Re-Hospitalizations, & Individual Behaviors.  Delivering care for your patients without the full understanding of the social and societal factors which impact their condition is insufficient and inhibit the improvement of outcomes.  This education will enable your clinicians to provide fulsome care. 

 

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Cultural Diversity: Being Sensitive to Those We Serve

  •   Webinar
  •   6/15/2018
  •   Gilbert Marez, D.Min.

Healing is not simply treating a clinical problem of a patient. It is truly reaching the hearts and minds of human beings. If you don’t know how your patients are going to receive the clinical, mental and spiritual care that is being delivered – how can you truly impact their lives?  In this webinar, you will learn to identify various cultural signs that may increase a clinician’s and support staff’s awareness about concepts and preferences of patients of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Come learn how to provide true care in a manner that can be appreciated by all people!

 

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Advanced Care Planning and Goals of Care

  •   Webinar
  •   6/7/2018
  •   Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN, MHA

People view medicine as something that is supposed to save lives. But in cases of chronic disease and terminal conditions, patients often need comfort and palliative care rather than a cure. There has been a national push to rethink end-of-life care and to start recognizing that extending a person’s life may not necessarily improve their life. 

In this On Demand webinar, you can gain an understanding of why these conversations are so important to have with patients and families, and how to initiate these difficult conversations with patients and families you work with and the best way to go about doing this.

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Mental Health, Alzheimer's and Dementia: Education for Aides

  •   Webinar
  •   5/15/2018
  •   Jnon Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H, HCS-C

This webinar continues our series on Disease Recognition for Aides.  Whether for just Aides, or simply to be consumed as refreshing the basics of this disease, this comprehensive education on Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Mental Health is worth your time.  Persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have different needs, with these needs changing and evolving as one progresses through the stages of the disease. Aides need training and experience in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and other Mental Health issues - and this session provides that education!

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Social Worker Edition: Good Ways to Break Bad News

  •   Webinar
  •   5/1/2018
  •   Heather Calhoun, RN, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H

In healthcare, especially Hospice, dealing with death and dying is a part of the job.  Yet Social Workers are left to explain what the hospital or physician did not - that hospice has been called because there is nothing else that can be done for the patient.  These are difficult conversations to have with both the patient and their family.  Just because Social Workers are used to having these conversations, that does not mean it is easy.  This webinar will teach you some techniques to discuss the delicate subject of death and dying.

 

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