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Chronic Disease Education - A Case Study

  •   Article
  •   7/27/2018
  •   Ginny Kenyon, RN, MN

Providing quality and regular Chronic Disease Education to your clinicians can feel like something that you have to do, rather than an initiative for Healthcare providers to improve Outcomes and increase reimbursement.  However, this Case Study demonstrates just the opposite! 

Education is key to assuring quality care for patients. The better educated the staff, the lower the costs for the entire health care system.

 

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Recognizing the Dying Process

  •   Webinar
  •   7/19/2018
  •   Lisa Chapman, BSW

Because our society has been anesthetized and isolated from death and dying for as long as any of us can remember, it has become a taboo subject and a “medical” situation.  The greatest gift that Hospice agencies can give their patients and families is the knowledge of what the future holds and discuss it in such a manner that they are able to be “participants” in the very natural process rather than “victims” of “failed medical interventions” to keep the patient alive indefinitely/forever.  This webinar will help Hospice clinicians give this gift.

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Social Determinants: The Impact on Patient Care

  •   Webinar
  •   7/13/2018
  •   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.  An excellent and timely learning experience!

 

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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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