Essentials of Infection Prevention in the Healthcare Setting
Today, infection control is well established in healthcare organizations that have internal infection control programs. The challenge then is not developing an infection control program but the more difficult task in reviewing and upgrading programs. Ms. Flook will provide participants with updated guidelines to ensure competent infection control practices in regards to safety for patients, payment for performance standards and quality improvement tools currently available.
Sport Related Concussions in High School Athletes: Issues in Concussion
An estimated 1.6-3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. During 2001-2005,children and youth ages 5-18 years accounted for 2.4 million sports-related emergency department (ED) visits annually, of which 6% (135,000) involved a concussion. Dr. Mullin will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and strategies in the management of sport related concussions.
What School Nurses, Personnel and Healthcare Providers Should Know about Autism
Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of three. Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction, communication skills, and cognitive function. Dr. Segall will provide information to assist educators, and providers, in developing effective educational and therapeutic programming for students with autism spectrum disorders.
Healthcare Information Technology: A Career to Consider
Ms. Cummings, Chief Information Officer at Northeast Georgia Health System, will provide her insights on careers in HIT and the impact that HIT professionals can have in helping shape the future of healthcare delivery in the United States. She will focus on how healthcare reform is creating an increased demand for technology solutions and resources and the career opportunities this presents for today's students. She will share opportunities for students to use their passion for technology to pursue mission-driven careers in HIT.
Sleep Disorders in Youth and Adolescents
Physicians and psychologists estimate that as many as 30% of children may have a sleep disorder at some point during childhood. Sleep disorders have implications both for social-emotional adjustment and for school performance. Dr. Gary Freed will provide a brief history of sleep disorders, discuss the kinds of sleep disturbances that may affect children and adolescents, and provide a description of recommended treatments.
Checklist For Safety - An Aviation Perspective
This event is an introduction to the concepts inherent in "Crew Resource Management", a behavioral focus on the critical communication necessary among workers in high-risk industries, such as Healthcare.
Taming the Healthcare Information Monster: Practical Tools for Evidence-based Practice
This session will provide healthcare and public health professionals with a framework for identifying the best evidence to guide patient care and public health decisions, including practical tips for answering clinical questions.
State of the Public Health Workforce in the State of Georgia
This program will provide an overview of the challenges and strategies to increase the public health workforce and activities that support the professional development of the public health workforce in the State of Georgia.
Basic Spanish for Allied Health Professionals
In your profession there is little room for error when it comes to assessing and treating patients. Obtaining all of the necessary information in order to accomplish that is enough of a challenge with those who speak your own language, much less with those who speak another. Learn the Spanish specific to your profession that will help you achieve a positive and productive interaction with your Hispanic patients. This program has practice activities for you after each topic, including some role play scenarios.
Mandatory Reporting and You: Elder Abuse in Georgia
The indicators of elder abuse may be obvious. In many instances the indicators are subtle, not so obvious. The intent of this program will be to develop skills for identifying the indicators that are not obvious as we sharpen our skills for identifying the obvious indicators of abuse.
Spanish for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Did you know that 47% of Spanish-speaking patients have at one time taken the wrong dosage because they had trouble translating the instructions for use? This highly interactive program will allow you to learn Spanish phrases that will enable you to speak with customers at drop-off and pick-up times. As a result, you’ll experience a more positive and productive interaction with your Hispanic patients.
Cultural Competence, Sensitivity and Effectiveness in Delivering Health Care
Cultural competence is the ability of individuals and systems to interact respectfully and effectively with people of all cultures, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, and religions. Achieving cultural competency is critical in the delivery of quality health care and the reduction of health disparities. This program is designed to give health care providers the tools, knowledge and understanding to work more effectively in cross-cultural situations.
Spanish for Nurses and EMS personnel
In your profession there is little room for error when it comes to assessing a patient. Obtaining all of the necessary information in order to accomplish that is enough of a challenge with those who speak your own language, much less with those who speak another. Learn the Spanish specific to your profession that will help you achieve a positive and productive interaction with your Hispanic patients.
Recognize and Report: Ethics and Standards for Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in Georgia
According to state law, some professions are required to report instances of suspected child abuse, including physicians, hospital or medical personnel, counselors, nurses, child welfare agency personnel, school officials, etc.This interactive session, led by Anna Curtis of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, will provide professionals with an overview of Georgia’s mandated reporting requirements as well as an update on changes in the law.
Benefits to Becoming a Teaching Health Site
Providing clinical training for health professions students in a community based setting can be a win-win situation. Students' benefit from the experience, the preceptors benefit from new ideas and techniques currently being taught in the academic health sciences institutions and the practice site benefits from the opportunity to recruit future healthcare providers. This program is designed to enhance the knowledge of FQHC's, Rural Health Clinics, Multi-Specialty Practices and other Health Clinics on the benefits to becoming a teaching health site.
Hypothermia Protocol for Post Cardiac Arrest Patients
Dr. Mohak Davé, a Board Certified ER physician, leads this program for healthcare professionals involved with the development and implementation of Hypothermia Protocol for Cardiac Arrest Patients.
Information for Communities and Sites Wishing to Host Scholarship & Loan Repayment Recipients (2 of 2)
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), through scholarship and loan repayment programs, helps Health Professionals Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the U.S. get the medical, dental, and mental health providers they require to meet their tremendous need for health care. This presentation will provide an overview for communities and sites that would like to recruit NHSC scholars and loan repayment recipients.
Cardiovascular Risk in Young Children and Adolescents
This program is designed to raise awareness that cardiovascular risk factors are identifiable in childhood and are predictive of future cardiovascular risk.
State of the Behavioral Health Workforce
This program will provide an overview of the challenges and strategies needed to increase the Behavioral Health Workforce in the State of Georgia.
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
This course is designed to provide a positive and productive interaction between healthcare professionals and Spanish-speaking patients that will enhance vital patient communication.
This program is designed for middle, high and college students interested in completing the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program at MCG. It will provide students with information that will help them gain a better understanding of the steps involved in completing a DMD program, including admission requirements and requirements for licensure.
Childhood Obesity: Developing into Adult Type 2 Diabetes
This program is designed to raise awareness between the relation of Childhood Obesity and Adult Type 2 Diabetes. It is led by Dr. Rodney Lyn, an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Public Health at Georgia State University. Dr. Lyn directs the Policy Leadership for Active Youth (PLAY) initiative, a collaborative effort between the state’s research universities and statewide partners to address childhood obesity by connecting an emerging evidence-base to practice and policy.
Diabetes & Depression - Recognizing the Face of Depression: Identify and Intervene to Promote Better Outcomes
This course will assist participants in recognizing, identifying, and treating depression in people with diabetes. An overview of recommended strategies and tools is provided. Resources for further reading are also provided. This course is excellent choices for practitioners who have an interest in aiding people with diabetes achieve positive outcomes.
This program is designed for middle and high school students and will provide students with information about how to become a Pharmacist. Dr. Alan Wolfgang will present a session for students that will help gain a better understanding of the steps involved in completing a Pharm.D., including: admission requirements, requirements for licensure and career opportunities.
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine faculty will discuss the importance of community-based education for health sciences students and the realities of hosting students in a busy practice.
Developing Written Asthma Action Plans using 2007 Guidelines (Part 1 of 4)
This program is designed for healthcare professionals involved in developing written asthma action plans that includes daily management and how to recognize and handle worsening asthma.