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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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Episode 11: Ronnie Smith, MD

  •   Podcast
  •   7/6/2016
  •   Tripp Matthews, Ronnie Smith

What an enjoyable conversation with Ronnie Smith, MD, of Vidalia, GA.  This podcast is not just an exploration in to Dr. Smith's career as a physician and entrepreneur, but also a philsophical expose in prejudices. 

Ronnie is a country doctor - by his own declaration.  And he has the drawl to back it up!  But while many, if not most, in today's society would hear this Southern man talk and prejudge him with all of the requisite 'Southern' tropes, to spend time with Ronnie is to be in the presence of genius.

We learn about his upbringing in Cochran, GA, why he wanted to become a physician, and the path he took to get where he is today.  We learn of the many 'firsts' that Ronnie can claim relative to medical procedures, as well as his brilliantly simple approach to providing care to his patients.  That simplicity has not only served his patients well, but also been the catalyst for the formation of several companies in the healthcare space.

His motto is Healthy, Happy Patients.

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