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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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Opioids and Pain Management

  •   Webinar
  •   3/27/2018
  •   Heather Calhoun, RN, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H

Managing pain in our patients is an ongoing balancing act.  Keeping those patients from unnecessary suffering is at the heart of what Homecare agencies, especially Hospice agencies, do.  Yet simply prescribing and administering opioids is not always the right answer.  Join us for this educational webinar that will help you learn the right Pain Management solutions and improve your understanding of Opioids.

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Diabetic Foot Care, Part 2 - Assessment and Management of Foot Issues and Wounds

  •   Webinar
  •   3/8/2018
  •   Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN

Lower extremity amputations attributed to complexities of the diabetic foot are well demonstrated to be preventable. Knowledge regarding current preventive strategies is not widely understood or taught to staff nurses.  This presentation discusses the key components of comprehensive diabetic foot assessment and management program with focus on neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), musculoskeletal issues, and biomechanical foot abnormalities.  This is Part 2 of a 2-part series.

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Effective Management of GI Ostomies in the Post-Acute Setting

  •   Webinar
  •   10/18/2017
  •   Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN

Wound Care continues to be an area of clinical focus in the Post-Acute Care setting.  Managing patients with GI ostomies (colostomies and ileostomies) is a challenge in the post-acute setting. These procedures have high 30-day readmission rates and post-acute staff often have limited knowledge on managing this patient population. 

Myra Varnado of Corstrata is back to provide education on this and to give an understanding for the general nursing management of colostomies and ileostomies including:  Normal GI function, expected effluent character and volume, specific complicating factors, and an introduction to a variety of Ostomy appliance types and their appropriate use.

 

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Cultural Diversity: Being Sensitive to the Ones We Serve

  •   Webinar
  •   9/18/2017
  •   Gilbert Marez, D.Min.

Our world is becoming increasingly culturally diverse.  This is not a political statement, but rather a reality that indeed impacts how care is delivered to patients.  In this webinar, presented by the dynamic Dr. Gilbert Marez, 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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