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01/27/2023 Friday
8:30 AM

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

This 7 hour course includes a basic review of pharmacology and the respiratory physiology of Nitrous Oxide, and a discussion on ways to identify indications, contraindications, and complications of inhalation analgesia. Characteristics of the Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen delivery system, the states of anesthesia, and phases of State 1 Anesthesia will be reviewed. The course was designed to address the requirements of part 13 of the Dental Practice Act, which states that any dental assistant or dental hygienist who shows evidence of having completed an educational program recognized by the Board of not less than seven clock hours on Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Inhalant Conscious Sedation may aid and assist a licensed dentist in the administration.
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants, DDS, RDH, DA
 
01/28/2023 Saturday
8:50 AM

***Walk-Ins Accepted***NC Surgery - trends@bariatricmedicine Obesity and Social Media
* Filled - Registration not open *

Obesity is a health pandemic with a prevalence of 42.2% in the United States population. The discussion will include a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of obesity and its evaluation and treatment, specifically focusing on evidence-based roles of medicine, nutrition, phycology, exercise and surgery.
Audience - Internal Medicine and Family Practice Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses
 
02/03/2023 Friday
8:55 AM

2023 Academic Progression Conference: Strengthening the Nursing Workforce Through the Preparation of Highly Competent Nurse Educators

Annual event for nursing faculty across all levels of nursing education. Focus on current educational needs and give examples of grants awarded to expand clinical sites in NC.
Audience - Nursing faculty from all levels of nursing education.
 
02/07/2023 Tuesday
10:00 AM

Live TCM Refresher: Incorporating Trauma Informed Care in the TCM Model

This course will provide a brief summary of the original content delivered in the 3-hour course (nature of trauma, impact of trauma, engaging a trauma-informed approach in TCM), then focus on consultation needs and case applications. Attention TCM learners We are excited to offer the TCM Annual Refresher content for year two of Tailored Care Management! This required content will be available to you in 2 formats. 1. LIVE - As a series of 25 webinars between January and May of 2023 a. You will register for each course separately and receive a certificate for each completed course 2. RECORDED – As one class containing all 25 sessions, available July of 2023. a. You will register once, for the sessions you need, and receive one certificate upon completion of the last session *Please note the following: you can mix and match live and recorded sessions, but the recorded sessions will not be available for registration until July of 2023. If you have any questions about this, please email TCM Project Manager, Meredith King, at meredith.king@mahec.net.
Audience - AMH+ Primary Care Practices, Care Management Agencies (CMA), Addiction Professionals, Physicians, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Public Health Professionals, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Care Coordinators, Nurses, I/DD Providers, Social Workers, Case Managers and All interested behavioral health and healthcare professionals
 
02/09/2023 Thursday
8:15 AM

Keeping Current: Complex Clinical Issues in Perinatal Care

This conference is designed to provide nurses, providers, and other healthcare professionals the most current clinical guidance related to complex issues in outpatient and inpatient perinatal settings. Morning sessions will include current clinical guidelines for blood glucose management in the newborn, best practices for management of gestational diabetes in both outpatient and inpatient settings, and evidence-based approaches to breastfeeding supplementation. Afternoon sessions will focus on topics important to the emotional, spiritual and mental well-being of the family unit. Health care professionals will be challenged to "keep current" as they provide care, treatment and choices to families experiencing infant loss, pregnant women with chronic mental illness as well as transgender and nonbinary families. Optional Learning Stations: Following both the Breastfeeding Supplementation and Infant Loss presentations, learning stations will be available for participants. The stations will provide opportunities to learn more, explore resources and to apply content through hands-on experiences.
Audience - Providers, APPs, Nurses, Doulas from both outpatient and inpatient settings
 
10:00 AM

Live TCM Refresher: Team Based Care in TCM

This session will provide an overview of integrated care system, team based care, and review best practices, tips and strategies for working with interdisciplinary teams. Attention TCM learners We are excited to offer the TCM Annual Refresher content for year two of Tailored Care Management! This required content will be available to you in 2 formats. 1. LIVE - As a series of 25 webinars between January and May of 2023 a. You will register for each course separately and receive a certificate for each completed course 2. RECORDED – As one class containing all 25 sessions, available July of 2023. a. You will register once, for the sessions you need, and receive one certificate upon completion of the last session *Please note the following: you can mix and match live and recorded sessions, but the recorded sessions will not be available for registration until July of 2023. If you have any questions about this, please email TCM Project Manager, Meredith King, at meredith.king@mahec.net.
Audience - AMH+ Primary Care Practices, Care Management Agencies (CMA), Addiction Professionals, Physicians, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Public Health Professionals, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Care Coordinators, Nurses, I/DD Providers, Social Workers, Case Managers and All interested behavioral health and healthcare professionals
 
02/10/2023 Friday
8:00 AM

Intimate Topics: Toileting and Sexual Function Following a Spinal Cord Injury

This one-day course is designed for nurses, occupational & physical therapists who work with young adult and adult patients with spinal cord injury. This course will cover bladder and bowel management and sexual health, placing an emphasis on self-catherization, bowel programs, and positioning. Information will be shared by lecture, lab and visual aids.
Audience - Occupational Therapists, OTAs, Physical Therapists, PTAs, Nurses and other interested healthcare professionals.
 
9:00 AM

Creating Environments that Support Executive Functioning

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are likely to experience vulnerabilities related to executive functioning, meaning that they may struggle with flexibility, planning, self-monitoring, and self-control, working memory, time management, and organization. Difficulties with these cognitive tasks can result in significant anxiety, poor self- esteem, and limited independence for individuals with I/DD. However, there are many strategies that can be used within all practice settings (group homes, schools, therapy sessions, etc.) that can provide support for executive functioning in people with I/DD. The trainer will utilize case studies and research to describe key executive functions that are impacted by I/DD, contextualize common challenges in terms of how they are related to executive functioning vulnerabilities, and share strategies and resources about environmental supports that can support individuals who struggle with executive functioning.
Audience - This training is intended for social workers, therapists, school staff, I/DD habilitation programs, care coordinators, family support programs, and/or families.
 
02/14/2023 Tuesday
6:00 PM

SPICE: Infection Control in Dentistry

This program is from 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm on Tuesdays, February 14 and February 21, 2023. (February 28th is the inclement weather date). Participants must attend 100% of the program (both dates). No partial credit will be given. Course participants will acquire the certification mandated by the NC Administrative Code 19A.0206 and .0207, Infection Control in Health Care Facilities Rule, that requires one person in each health care facility (i.e. Dental Practice) complete the certified or State approved Infection Control Course. The course will provide the most updated information relating to blood borne pathogens, preventing and controlling major sites of dental associated infections, decontamination, disinfection, sterilization and waste management, personal protective equipment, hand hygiene, and medical asepsis, occupational health, and isolation and communicable disease precautions according to CDC and OSAP Guidelines. This course has been approved by the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE) office to meet the Code requirements.
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Dental Infection Control Coordinator, other Dental Professionals.
 
02/17/2023 Friday
9:00 AM

Adolescent Technology Use: Addiction, Culture, or Both?

How many times have you heard, “my child is always on their phone,” or get asked the question, “How can I make my child get off their phone?” when talking with parents about their teenager. Or how frequently does your teenage client check their phone before, during, and after session? Chances are, if you work with parents, adolescent, and/or children, you are inundated with thoughts and feelings towards technology use. This presentation will take a deep dive into what typical technology use among today’s teenagers is and the culture behind that use. We will identify when technology use crosses the line into addiction. And we will identify strategies to implement for teens with problematic technology and/or identify strategies to aid parents who have a teen on technology.
Audience - Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, substance use professionals, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, parents of adolescents, teachers, and other health care professionals.
 
02/23/2023 Thursday
3:00 PM

NC AHEC Faculty Development Webinar Series – Student Interactions and Evaluations: Conflict Resolution and De-escalation in the Educational Setting

NC AHEC Nurse Council continues its commitment to faculty development in 2022-2023. Join us for the third webinar in the 4-part series focusing on impactful interactions and evaluations in educational settings.
Audience - All nursing faculty: seasoned, new, and anywhere in between. You bring the popcorn - we’ll provide the credit.
 
03/02/2023 Thursday
9:00 AM

Racial Equity as a Treatment Plan

It has long been noted that racism is a public health crisis, but how can socially conscious providers actualize their desire to advance racial equity within their practices? Moreover, how can providers better serve their patients with criminal legal system involvement who are disproportionately also people of color? This workshop seeks to equip providers with practical tools and strategies toward those ends. First, participants will make themselves proximate to the problem [of racism] as urged by Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy, and in this way acknowledge their field’s—and perhaps even their own—contributions to racially disparate health outcomes. Then using Dr. Ibram X Kendi’s conceptualization of racism and anti-racism, this session will empower participants to home in on the source of these health disparities: racist policy. Finally, all participants will be empowered to actionable steps they can take to uproot racist policy and practice in their spheres of influence and beyond.
Audience - This program is intended for clinically licensed providers in the medical and behavioral health fields.
 
03/07/2023 Tuesday
8:30 AM

Results-Based Accountability™: Do the Right Things and Do Them Well

Results-Based Accountability™ (RBA) is a disciplined way of thinking and acting to improve entrenched and complex social problems. Communities use RBA to improve the lives of children, youth, families and adults. It is also used by organizations to improve the effectiveness of their programs and services. This RBA curriculum is developed by the NC AHECs, in collaboration with DPH and FHLI to build RBA capacity in North Carolina. Healthy North Carolina 2030 (HNC 2030) and the North Carolina State Health Improvement Plan (NC SHIP) inform the activities and the examples used in this course. Participants will gain knowledge in the RBA framework and skill in applying key concepts.
Audience - People who lead and support initiatives to improve the lives of people in North Carolina, including community-based organizations, healthcare systems, health departments, community activists, and others.
 
5:30 PM

Management of Special Populations in Breast Care

This conference is to familiarize healthcare professionals with special populations facing breast care challenges across the spectrum of benign disease and breast cancer. Topics covered will range from screening recommendations for special populations including transgender patients, challenges facing pregnant and lactating patients, genetic counseling considerations, cancer care for special populations including the elderly as well as imaging considerations. This educational offering will assist providers in becoming more comfortable managing select populations and also understanding when to refer to specialists.
Audience - Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Case Managers, Breast Care Navigators and other Healthcare Professionals
 
03/09/2023 Thursday
10:00 AM

Live TCM Refresher: Ethics and Safety Considerations in Tailored Care Management

This course will provide a brief summary of the original content delivered in the 3-hour course (ethical considerations, strategies to prevent ethics violations/dilemmas, and community-based safety considerations), then focus on consultation needs and case applications. Attention TCM learners We are excited to offer the TCM Annual Refresher content for year two of Tailored Care Management! This required content will be available to you in 2 formats. 1. LIVE - As a series of 25 webinars between January and May of 2023 a. You will register for each course separately and receive a certificate for each completed course 2. RECORDED – As one class containing all 25 sessions, available July of 2023. a. You will register once, for the sessions you need, and receive one certificate upon completion of the last session *Please note the following: you can mix and match live and recorded sessions, but the recorded sessions will not be available for registration until July of 2023. If you have any questions about this, please email TCM Project Manager, Meredith King, at meredith.king@mahec.net.
Audience - AMH+ Primary Care Practices, Care Management Agencies (CMA), Addiction Professionals, Physicians, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Public Health Professionals, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Care Coordinators, Nurses, I/DD Providers, Social Workers, Case Managers and All interested behavioral health and healthcare professionals
 
03/14/2023 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) - beginner
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) ...
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to mental health and substance use professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical mental health counselors and substance use counselors.
 
03/15/2023 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Treating Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder

In this training, participants will identify principles of effective treatment for Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD). Participants will examine evidence based practices used to target the symptoms of these mental health diagnoses and will explore the role of parents and caretakers, school professionals, and mental health professionals in addressing challenges associated with ODD and CD. Participants will examine treatment strategies used in two common practices used to treat ODD and CD: Parent Management Training Programs and Individual and Family Psychotherapy. Through experiential exercises, video clips, and discussion, participants will learn practical treatment approaches and will discover the importance of collaborating with children, families, and professionals in order to effectively address the disruptive behaviors and underlying struggles often associated with ODD and CD diagnoses. The training will equip participants with a number of useful treatment strategies to enhance their practice with children, adolescents, and their families.
Audience - This workshop will benefit mental health practitioners, educators, human service professionals, and community advocates interested in this topic.
 
6:00 PM

Make Sure You Are In Compliance: DANB's New Infection Control Two Hour Credit Requirement

As of Jan. 1, 2016, all certificants must earn a minimum of two CDE credits in infection control topics annually. The annual federally mandated OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard training does not count toward this requirement. This two-hour infection control CE course is designed to meet this DANB requirement. The focus of this course will be instrument sterilization and reprocessing. The foundation for the course will be based on the Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Setting: Basic Expectations for Safe Care introduced in 2016 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Audience - CDA and DAs
 
03/21/2023 Tuesday
8:30 AM

Brain Development and the Effects of Trauma and Maltreatment

Participants will learn how brain cell networks are structured by life experiences with and how deprivation of certain experiences impacts a child’s development. This includes maltreatment, stress or trauma in early life that can have a major impact on a child’s functioning and development. Participants will learn practical information to help them understand and respond to the behaviors of children, particularly when they have come from situations of abuse, neglect, or trauma.
Audience - All health care, mental health and human service professionals including psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage, and family therapists, DSS professionals and educators/school professionals.
 
03/23/2023 Thursday
3:00 PM

NC AHEC Faculty Development Webinar Series – Student Interactions and Evaluations: Evaluating Student Performance and Providing Feedback

NC AHEC Nurse Council continues its commitment to faculty development in 2022-2023. Join us for the final webinar in the 4-part series focusing on impactful interactions and evaluations in educational settings.
Audience - All nursing faculty: seasoned, new, and anywhere in between. You bring the popcorn - we’ll provide the credit.
 
03/28/2023 Tuesday
8:30 AM

2023 NCDHHS Vaccines for Children (VFC) Virtual Training

This conference is specifically designed to enhance the collaborative immunization efforts of public and private healthcare providers within the evolving immunization delivery system. The conference will provide an opportunity to address new immunization recommendations, changes in vaccine administration and proven strategies to increase immunization rates.
Audience - Enrolled Vaccine for Children (VFC) providers’ primary, backup vaccine coordinators, school nurses and other immunizing providers
 
6:00 PM

Intraoral Radiography for the Office Trained Dental Assistant

Through lecture, attendance, self-study and clinical practice, each participant will learn to be competent in taking intraoral radiographs to ensure diagnostically acceptable images, while keeping the amount of radiation exposure to patients at a minimum. Clinical training will allow the students to practice skills on manikins. DIDACTIC SESSIONS: Tuesdays, March 28 and April 4, 11, 18, 2023 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm CLINICAL SESSIONS: Saturdays, April 15, 22 & 29, 2023 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Audience - Office trained dental assistants, DA, DA I. Particpants registered for IOR Training must be at least 18 years of age.
 
04/04/2023 Tuesday
10:00 AM

Relapse Management with the Chronic Relapsing Patient: Perspectives and Possibilities

Management of the chronic substance use patient is an increasing challenge given the complexity of addictive illness and the further limitations of service delivery systems. This workshop will provide an overview of science based perspectives on understanding and serving the chronic relapsing patient and will offer a comprehensive review of proven approaches for the effective treatment and care management of the chronic substance abuser. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with actual cases to enhance the opportunity for a shared learning experience.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to behavioral health professionals.
 
1:00 PM

2023 NCDHHS Vaccines for Children (VFC) Virtual Training

This conference is specifically designed to enhance the collaborative immunization efforts of public and private healthcare providers within the evolving immunization delivery system. The conference will provide an opportunity to address new immunization recommendations, changes in vaccine administration and proven strategies to increase immunization rates.
Audience - Enrolled Vaccine for Children (VFC) providers’ primary, backup vaccine coordinators, school nurses and other immunizing providers
 
04/06/2023 Thursday
9:00 AM

Child & Adolescent Therapy: Evidenced Based Practices & More

In this training, participants will learn the difference between at least four different evidenced based practices to use with child/adolescent therapy clients and how these modalities are different than serving adult clients. Participants will also be able to identify which child/adolescent therapy clients may benefit from these modalities, and how they can ethically utilize these modalities in their practices.
Audience - This program is intended for entry level behavioral health professionals
 
04/13/2023 Thursday
8:00 AM

Tar Heel Boot Camp

The Tar Heel Boot Camp is an intense two-day education event that is targeted to providers in adult critical care settings. It incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to didactic and experiential learning and will offer over ten critical care topics and several intensives to include introduction to point of care ultrasound.
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners,
 
9:00 AM

Health Disparities Among Older Adults

This program will cover the topic of Health Disparities in Older Adults. Participants will gain an understanding of various health disparities and why older adults are particularly susceptible to the effects of such health disparities. The presenter will share the latest research in health disparity prevalence and trends. In addition, the workshop will cover how health professionals’ awareness of health disparities can help reduce them and support care recipients. This program will further explore the impact of intersecting identities as they impact older adults. Special emphasis will be spent talking about how COVID has impact this population.
Audience - Health and Human Service Professionals who work with Older Adults and their caregivers.
 
04/17/2023 Monday
5:30 PM

Tobacco and E-Cigarette Use: Evidence-Based Treatment and Prevention

The program equips medical providers, dental and behavioral health professionals, nurses and other health care team members with current data, evidence-based knowledge and strategies to effectively counsel and treat patients using tobacco and other nicotine delivery devices.
Audience - physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, registered and licensed practical nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, respiratory therapists, substance abuse counselors, licensed clinical addiction specialists, professional counselors, social workers, case managers
 
04/18/2023 Tuesday
9:00 AM

A Difficult Duo: Domestic Violence and Substance Use Disorders

This program is designed to support substance use treatment professionals in their effort to serve those with past or present domestic violence (DV) exposure. Involvement in domestic violence, as victims and/or batterers, can complicate a clients’ ability to participate in treatment and can be difficult for providers to respond to. With a deeper understanding of the nature, prevalence, and impact of co-occurring substance use disorders and domestic violence clinicians will feel more prepared to serve this population. Additionally, this program will introduce evidence-based and promising practices for working with this clientele.
Audience - This program is designed for substance use or mental health professionals
 
04/27/2023 Thursday
3:00 PM

NC AHEC Faculty Development Webinar Series – Student Interactions and Evaluations: 'But Wait, I Thought I Liked Everyone: Generational Differences and Unconscious Bias'

NC AHEC Nurse Council continues its commitment to faculty development in 2022-2023. Join us for the second webinar in the 4-part series focusing on impactful interactions and evaluations in educational settings.
Audience - Calling all Faculty, seasoned, new, and anywhere in between. You bring the popcorn - we’ll provide the credit.
 
04/28/2023 Friday
9:00 AM

The Art of Promoting Culturally Sensitive Practices in Clinical Supervision

The vast majority of clinical supervisors have long learned skills that may inspire cultural competence and sensitivity in supervisees. In order to foster personal and professional growth, in both supervisor and supervisee, the infusion of cultural sensitive practices and intentional activities into clinical supervision is an integral next step. Culturally sensitive supervision practices are not solely aimed at teaching knowledge or skills. By providing supervisees and supervisors with opportunities to reflect on one’s own cultural identity, attitudes and experiences in the context of clinical supervision, understanding, sensitivity and awareness will be deepened. This training focuses on assisting clinical supervisors to be more culturally sensitive and self-aware through experiential activities, active discussion and participation.
Audience - Clinical Supervisors with at least 5 years supervisory experience.
 
05/02/2023 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Motivational Interviewing I – Introduction

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. (Miller & Rollnick, 2013). This 2-day workshop is designed for practitioners either new to MI or wanting a full refresher to the concepts and an opportunity for supervised practice of skills. Participants will be introduced to this evidence-based approach through an interactive, fun workshop focusing on knowledge-building and fundamental skill practice. Learning methods include: Interaction and discussion, Written exercises, Didactic presentation, MI instructional videos, Small group exercises with coaching and feedback
Audience - Helping professionals who support clients in making change in their lives.
 
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live): The Data for Impact Training Series Session One: Quantitative Data
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The Data for Impact Training Series and eLearning is designed for those who want to strengthen or expand their background in collecting, analyzing, and communicating population health data in support of healthy thriving communities. These interactive webinars will apply lessons learned through small-group exercises and discussions, giving participants opportunities to interact and learn from their peers. This series is appropriate for all knowledge and data skill-levels; however, we do request that you complete the required prerequisite eLearns to establish a baseline foundation in public health data. The conference planners have identified the following modules as background pre-work to read BEFORE the conference to assist in conference engagement. The Module for the respective topic and date is indicated below. We look forward to seeing you. Module 1, Basic Data Concepts for Quantitative Data June 7th & 9th Sources of Data (15 minutes) Basic Data Measures (20 minutes) Accuracy and Reliability (15minutes) Population Differences (10 minutes) Module 1 Evaluation
Audience - Public health professionals, administrators, nonprofits, those that gather and share community data and anyone that wants to strengthen or expand their background in collecting, analyzing and communicating population health data in support of healthy communities.
 
05/04/2023 Thursday
9:00 AM

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) - intermediate
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) ...
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to mental health and substance use professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical mental health counselors and substance use counselors.
 
05/06/2023 Saturday
8:00 AM

Core Stabilization Interventions & Taping Techniques for the UE & LE©

This course provides a review of functional anatomy and kinesiology as it relates to the trunk and upper and lower extremities. The importance of core stabilization and its influence on trunk control in the person with hemiplegia as a result of stroke is discussed. Evidence-based practice particularly for stroke and or other acquired brain injuries are used to support therapeutic interventions for impairments related to the trunk (core stabilization) and hemiplegic extremities as it pertains to taping. Participants are shown and have the opportunity to practice specific clinical techniques to facilitate skeletal muscle activity of the trunk and hemiplegic extremities. The course differentiates elastic from rigid taping and how these interventions can be appropriately used as adjunctive therapies for the hemiplegic extremities. The course includes examples of activities of daily living for participation in life roles and successful achievement of functional skills as related to the content. Social determinants of health are addressed using concepts of diversity, inclusion, equity and or belonging in a person-centered manner so that skills learn can be immediately applied to therapy plans of care, specifically therapeutic interventions in acute care, inpatient/outpatient rehab and home health. Participant should wear comfortable clothing and will need to bring the following supplies: 1. Anatomical resource with pictures of the upper and lower quadrants (UE/scapulae, LE/pelvis) For taping labs: 1. Scissors 2. Roll of Undercover tape and rigid tape (example: Leukotape combi pack) 3. Roll of elastic tape (example: Kinesio tape) 4. Skin protectorant (example: skin prep) 5. Tape adhesive remover (example: adhesive remover pads)
Audience - Occupational Therapists, OTAs, Physical Therapists, PTAs and other interested healthcare professionals.
 
05/09/2023 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live): The Data for Impact Training Series Session Two: Qualitative Data
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The Data for Impact Training Series and eLearning is designed for those who want to strengthen or expand their background in collecting, analyzing, and communicating population health data in support of healthy thriving communities. These interactive webinars will apply lessons learned through small-group exercises and discussions, giving participants opportunities to interact and learn from their peers. This series is appropriate for all knowledge and data skill-levels; however, we do request that you complete the required prerequisite eLearns to establish a baseline foundation in public health data. The conference planners have identified the following modules as background pre-work to read BEFORE the conference to assist in conference engagement. The Module for the respective topic and date is indicated below. We look forward to seeing you. Module 2, Accessing and Evaluating Data for Qualitative Data June 14th & 16th Accessing Secondary Data (32 minutes) Evaluating Data Gaps Data (20 minutes) Module 2 Evaluation
Audience - Public health professionals, administrators, nonprofits, those that gather and share community data and anyone that wants to strengthen or expand their background in collecting, analyzing and communicating population health data in support of healthy communities.
 
05/11/2023 Thursday
10:00 AM

Effective Providers for Victimized Children

This program has been developed and endorsed as part of the Defending Childhood Initiative of the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, as well as by the American Psychological Association. The program focuses on increasing the capacity and effectiveness of mental health professions providing services to children victimized by violence. Information about children exposed to violence, including a deeper understanding of the provenance and impact of violence on children will be examined. Information about trauma-focused assessment tools and evidence-based treatments will also be provided. Participants will learn about the importance of family-centered, collaborative approaches to victim services. Finally, the importance of self-care will be discussed as an essential tool in providing effective services for victimized children.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to mental health and substance abuse professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors and substance abuse counselors.
 
05/16/2023 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live): The Data for Impact Training Series Session Three: Communicating Data
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The Data for Impact Training Series and eLearning is designed for those who want to strengthen or expand their background in collecting, analyzing, and communicating population health data in support of healthy thriving communities. These interactive webinars will apply lessons learned through small-group exercises and discussions, giving participants opportunities to interact and learn from their peers. This series is appropriate for all knowledge and data skill-levels; however, we do request that you complete the required prerequisite eLearns to establish a baseline foundation in public health data. The conference planners have identified the following modules as background pre-work to read BEFORE the conference to assist in conference engagement. The Module for the respective topic and date is indicated below. We look forward to seeing you. Module 3, Basics of Surveying for Communicating Data June 21st & 23rd Survey Design Process (10 minutes) Collection Methods (20 minutes) Questionnaire Design (10 minutes) Module 3 Evaluation
Audience - Public health professionals, administrators, nonprofits, those that gather and share community data and anyone that wants to strengthen or expand their background in collecting, analyzing and communicating population health data in support of healthy communities.
 
06/07/2023 Wednesday
6:00 PM

OSHA and North Carolina Infection Control Methods: Annual Update

This course will present North Carolina infection control methods and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens regulations and infection control in dentistry. Details on operatory asepsis methods and materials will be highlighted. This course only meets OSHA’s requirement of annual BBP training. This program does NOT meet the Sterilization and Infection Control requirements to become a DA II.
Audience - Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental laboratory technicians, DDS, DA, RDH
 
06/09/2023 Friday
9:00 AM

Ethical Use of Power

This training will challenge clinicians to rethink the definition of power and dispel myths and biases around the word that can hinder the ethical, right use of power in therapy. Power differentials are almost always present in the therapeutic relationship and the way they’re handled influences client engagement, rapport, and outcomes. This three hour training will provide an overview of ways counseling professionals can use power in ethical ways to support, empower, and positively influence client progress in sessions. Participants will be asked to evaluate how much power they have and ways they may underuse, overuse, or misuse it in therapeutic relationships, and will be provided with research exploring power differentials in counseling. Specific examples and case studies will be examined through the lens of ethical codes and standards in the counseling field. Participants will be provided with interactive case studies, discussions, and examples to further explore the ethical and unethical uses of power in a variety of clinical situations.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to mental health and substance use professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical mental health counselors and substance use counselors.
 
06/19/2023 Monday
12:00 PM

Using ACT for Difficult Thoughts & Feelings

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is gaining traction as it is becoming recognized as an Evidence-based practice that can help clients struggling with a variety of issues including mood, anxiety, and trauma disorders, chronic pain and OCD. This 3 CE virtual training will provide participants with a general overview of core aspects of the ACT model and information about how to conceptualize difficult thoughts, feelings, and defense mechanisms from this framework. Participants will also learn specific interventions that draw from the ACT model that can be used to help clients struggling with intrusive thoughts, doubts, and worries as well as difficult emotions like anxiety, shame, sadness, and anger. Role plays, examples, and interactive discussions will be used to help clinicians learn how to incorporate ACT into their practice to help clients struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings. Participants will walk away with tools, resources, exercises, and interventions that they can use to help clients better understand and cope with difficult thoughts and feelings.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to mental health and substance use professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical mental health counselors and substance use counselors.
 
06/23/2023 Friday
9:00 AM

Medical Emergencies: An Update for Allied Dental Team Members

This course is designed to review basic principles of reducing risk factors, identifying signs and symptoms and rendering fast, effective treatment for selected emergency situations. Case studies will be reviewed to help participants understand how to deal with patients who present with syncope, postural hypotension, cardiac events, diabetic reactions, allergic reactions and airway obstructions. This course has been approved by the NC State Board of Dental Examiners to meet the requirement (GS 90-233)for six hours of CE in medical emergencies.
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Office Staff, and other interested dental professionals.
 
08/11/2023 Friday
10:00 AM

Understanding Cluster A Disordered Personalities (PART I)

This is the first of a three-part series aimed to help participants better understand personality disorders from a trauma-informed perspective. Research suggests that early childhood trauma and attachment issues are central to the development of personality disorders, and some studies have even demonstrated a link between different types of early traumatic experiences that can lead to specific types of disordered personalities. This three-hour virtual training will provide a review of Cluster A personality disorders, their defining characteristics and traits, and ways they can manifest in and outside of clinical settings. Research on the etiology and link between Cluster A personality disorders will also be presented, with interactive discussions about the implications for working with this population. Participants will gain deeper knowledge and understanding of Cluster A traits and tendencies, explore how they may arise in response to specific early trauma & attachment experiences, and strategies to support more adaptive coping skills in this population.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to mental health and substance use professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical mental health counselors and substance use counselors.
 
09/07/2023 Thursday
8:00 AM

Geriatric
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This conference is designed to provide health care professionals with new perspectives as they care for older adults. Content will focus on different aspects of the health and wellness continuum, highlighting the need to “see” each older adult as an individual with different strengths, abilities, and needs, in contrast to seeing each person using the traditional approach based primarily on chronological age. In particular topics will include the mental, social, sexual, physical, spiritual, and financial aspects of the wellness continuum. The conference wraps up with person-centered care of the older adult including sexual health, ageism, and a patient story from the perspective of the older adult.
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Case Managers, Psychologists, Chaplains, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Home Health Professionals, Nursing Home Administrators, Registered Dietitians, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of older adults
 
09/08/2023 Friday
10:00 AM

Understanding Cluster B Disordered Personalities (PART II)

This is the second training in a three-part series aimed to help participants better understand personality disorders from a trauma-informed perspective. Research suggests that early childhood trauma and attachment issues are central to the development of personality disorders, and some studies have even demonstrated a link between different types of early traumatic experiences that can lead to specific types of disordered personalities. This three hour virtual training will provide a review of Cluster B personality disorders, their defining characteristics and traits, and ways they can manifest in and outside of clinical settings. Research on the etiology and link between Cluster B personality disorders will also be presented, with interactive discussions about the implications for working with this population. Participants will gain deeper knowledge and understanding of Cluster B traits and tendencies, explore how they may arise in response to specific early trauma & attachment experiences, and strategies to support more adaptive coping skills in this population.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to mental health and substance use professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical mental health counselors and substance use counselors.
 
09/15/2023 Friday
8:00 AM

The Carolinas 2023 Anesthesiology Conference
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The Carolinas and Tennessee Anesthesiology 2022 Annual Meeting will bring together physician anesthesiologists, CAAs, residents, fellows, medical students, anesthesia technicians and practice managers for a 3 day conference focused on clinical information, leadership and networking.
Audience - Anesthesiologists, Fellows, Residents, Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants, and Medical Students
 
09/23/2023 Saturday
8:00 AM

18th Annual Time is Brain: Advances in Stroke Care
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Please join us for an engaging and informative day filled with anatomy lessons, how different locations of stroke can manifest in patients, along with the various ways to treat those strokes. We will also be sharing an update on the changes we have seen in the stroke patient landscape as it relates to COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you there!
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Case Managers, Social Workers, and other healthcare professionals who care for stroke patients
 
10/03/2023 Tuesday
9:00 AM

71st Annual Tuberculosis/Respiratory Disease Institute
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This educational activity is designed to discuss the current diagnostic, management and research concepts of tuberculosis and respiratory disease. See brochure for speaker information.
 
10/06/2023 Friday
10:00 AM

Understanding Cluster C Disordered Personalities (PART III)

This is the last of a three-part series aimed to help participants better understand personality disorders from a trauma-informed perspective. Research suggests that early childhood trauma and attachment issues are central to the development of personality disorders, and some studies have even demonstrated a link between different types of early traumatic experiences that can lead to specific types of disordered personalities. This three-hour virtual training will provide a review of Cluster C personality disorders, their defining characteristics and traits, and ways they can manifest in and outside of clinical settings. Research on the etiology and link between Cluster C personality disorders will also be presented, with interactive discussions about the implications for working with this population. Participants will gain deeper knowledge and understanding of Cluster C traits and tendencies, explore how they may arise in response to specific early trauma & attachment experiences, and strategies to support more adaptive coping skills in this population.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to mental health and substance use professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical mental health counselors and substance use counselors.
 
10/13/2023 Friday
8:30 AM

15th Annual Clinical Lab Day
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Join us this fall for a one-day conference focused on you! We are all partners in public health, and the XXth Annual Clinical Lab Day highlights the many collaborations that are key for disease monitoring and response in North Carolina and beyond. This event is co-sponsored by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and the NC Public Health Association.
 
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Adolescent Health Care & North Carolina Law

** Webcast ** - This webinar will address frequently asked questions about consent and confidentiality for adolescent health care. Topics will include confidential health care for pregnant teenagers, consent to treatment for unaccompanied minors, the confidentiality of health information about K-12 students, and more. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Self-Study: Improving Cultural Competence: A Quick Guide for Clinicians

** Self-Study ** This guide will provide an introduction to cultural competence and review core cultural competencies for clinicians. Racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations will be reviewed.
 
 

2020-2021 Series: Addressing Interpersonal Trauma in Pregnancy

**Webcast** The purpose of this presentation is to provide healthcare professionals with information needed to appropriately care for patients affected by trauma during pregnancy.
 
 

Session 2 - Honoring + Documenting: Methods and Communication Tools to Capture Patient’s End-of-Life-Wishes Through use of the NC Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST)

** Webcast ** Robust Advance Care Planning (ACP) discussions help patients understand their goals of care, values, and wishes. By having those wishes documented, healthcare professionals can more easily honor them with respect to end of life care. Yet, there are many challenges to broader implementation of these documents. The healthcare industry and the patient may need to overcome multiple barriers to initiate end-of-life conversations. The goal of this two-session webinar is to address these deficiencies by providing an interdisciplinary team approach for guidance (1) on how the MOST form captures comprehensive guidelines for the patient’s wishes, so healthcare professionals have a better opportunity to understand and honor the patient’s wishes, and (2) initiating robust conversations that many healthcare professionals feel uncomfortable or unequipped to have. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2023.) To receive nursing contact hours, participants are required to complete 100% of the webinar and the evaluation tool(s) as directed. None of the planners or speakers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.
 
 

Session 1 - Honoring + Documenting: Methods and Communication Tools to Capture Patient’s End-of-Life-Wishes Through use of the NC Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST)

** Webcast ** Robust Advance Care Planning (ACP) discussions help patients understand their goals of care, values, and wishes. By having those wishes documented, healthcare professionals can more easily honor them with respect to end of life care. Yet, there are many challenges to broader implementation of these documents. The healthcare industry and the patient may need to overcome multiple barriers to initiate end-of-life conversations. The goal of this two-session webinar is to address these deficiencies by providing an interdisciplinary team approach for guidance (1) on how the MOST form captures comprehensive guidelines for the patient’s wishes, so healthcare professionals have a better opportunity to understand and honor the patient’s wishes, and (2) initiating robust conversations that many healthcare professionals feel uncomfortable or unequipped to have. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2023.) To receive nursing contact hours, participants are required to complete 100% of the webinar and the evaluation tool(s) as directed. None of the planners or speakers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.
 
 

Compassion, Resiliency & Self-Care: Frontline Caregivers Coping with COVID-19

** Webcast ** The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the environment of inpatient care in hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities. Bedside caregivers have provided not only physical care vital to life but have become the support for patients who cannot have family nearby, especially at the end of life. This has resulted in physical, emotional, spiritual, and social strain on frontline providers and their families that may be long lasting. This recorded webinar discusses the challenges faced by bedside providers, identifies stressors that exist and offers opportunities for increasing resilience through resources, communication, and support. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2023.) To receive nursing contact hours, participants are required to complete 100% of the webinar and the evaluation tool(s) as directed. None of the planners or speakers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.
 
 

Teen Dating Violence: Prevention and Trauma-Informed Response for School Personnel

* Webcast * This 90-minute training will provide an overview of the dynamics of teen dating violence, including incidence and prevalence rates, myths and facts often held in our society, and risk and protective factors for teen dating violence among young people. Participants will learn about how school personnel can work to prevent and respond to teen dating violence in a K-12 context.
 
 

Elder Abuse Part 1 Foundations and Screening

** Webcast ** According to the 2020 Census, over 40 million Americans are over age 65. Unfortunately, about 10% of elderly patients and up to 30% of disabled patients experience neglect and abuse from caregivers. Many of these cases are missed in healthcare due to lack of knowledge and pathways for response. These sessions will provide general education on elder/vulnerable adult abuse as well as information on screening and reporting requirements. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2023.) None of the planners or speakers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.
 
 

Elder Abuse Part 2 Reporting and Documentation

** Webcast ** According to the 2020 Census, over 40 million Americans are over age 65. Unfortunately, about 10% of elderly patients and up to 30% of disabled patients experience neglect and abuse from caregivers. Many of these cases are missed in healthcare due to lack of knowledge and pathways for response. These sessions will provide general education on elder/vulnerable adult abuse as well as information on screening and reporting requirements. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2023.) None of the planners or speakers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.
 
 

NEW * Controlled Substance Prescribing Module 1: Prescribing Controlled Substances in North Carolina

** Webcast ** - The course is targeted to refine the basics of opioid prescribing. Participants will develop a working understanding of the NARxCHECK Score and Overdose Score and understand how these scores are to be used in patient encounters and clinical decision-making. The course provides insights on more effective use and understanding of the NCCSRS system also known as the PDMP Aware system, as a resource in guiding care for those prescribed opiates, sedatives and stimulant medications. The learner will be instructed in the distinction between a treatment agreement and a treatment contract, understanding the benefits and disadvantages of each. Naloxone education and prescribing is reinforced to support risk mitigation and improved practice. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. This learning activity will fulfill one hour of the controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the planners, speakers or joint provider have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
 

NEW * Controlled Substance Prescribing Module 2: Recognizing Signs of Substance Misuse

** Webcast ** - This course will equip the participant to identify signs of substance misuse in the context of patient encounters. Communication skills that facilitate non-stigmatizing discussions of substance misuse are shared to empower effective exploration of opioid use disorder, polysubstance use disorder, diversion, addiction. Surveys will be shared to facilitate gathering objective metrics of functional capacity. Course completion will equip attendees to expand their clinical skills and differential diagnoses in support of identification of substance use disorder and facilitating screening and referral. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. This learning activity will fulfill one hour of the controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the planners or speakers have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
 

NEW * Controlled Substance Prescribing Module 3: Best Practices in Chronic Pain Management and Safe Opioid Prescribing

** Webcast ** - This educational activity is designed to equip physician, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in the fundamentals of assessing patients with chronic pain to determine the role of opioid and non-opioid treatment strategies. Specific non-opioid alternatives will be reviewed and include a discussion of the mechanism of action to guide selection based on clinical considerations. Opioid initiation, selection, dosage, assessment for safety and efficacy are reviewed as well as approaches to weaning opioids when safety is a concern or are of limited benefit. Knowing when to refer is a component of good care and this will also be discussed. Integration of the biopsychosocial model in consideration of developing an approach to care is integrated into the module. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. This learning activity will fulfill one hour of the controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the planners or speakers have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
 

Controlled Substance Prescribing Part 1: What Every Provider Needs to Know - CDC Guidelines and NC CSRS

** Webcast ** - Wake AHEC and the NC Medical Board (NCMB) have partnered together to develop this three part webinar series addressing the issue of prescription opioids. These three learning activities will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately improving patient outcomes. This recorded webinar will fulfill one of the three hour controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the planners, speakers or joint providers have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
 

Controlled Substance Prescribing Part 3: Chronic Pain and Addiction Medicine

** Webcast ** - Wake AHEC and the NC Medical Board (NCMB) have partnered together to develop this three part webinar series addressing the issue of prescription opioids. These three learning activities will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately improving patient outcomes. This recorded webinar will fulfill one of the three hour controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the planners, speakers or joint providers have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
 

Controlled Substance Prescribing Part 2: Acute Pain and Adopting Tools for Change in the Clinic

** Webcast ** - Wake AHEC and the NC Medical Board (NCMB) have partnered together to develop this three part webinar series addressing the issue of prescription opioids. These three learning activities will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately improving patient outcomes. This recorded webinar will fulfill one of the three hour controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the speakers, planners and joint providers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.
 
 

Intimate Partner Violence Foundations and Screening (Session 1)

**Webcast** Intimate partner violence (IPV) has only become more widely accepted as a healthcare issue within the last several years and is a prevalent health challenge. With limited time and resources, integrating IPV into primary care can be challenging for many healthcare providers. A crucial step in IPV management in outpatient care should increase knowledge and awareness and provide effective resources for addressing the health and safety impacts of IPV. Better identification, screening and management of IPV allows healthcare clinicians to provide optimal care and improve health outcomes for the survivor. Join us for three comprehensive webinars that will provide overall IPV education, screening tools, reporting requirements, resources and more. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2023.) None of the planners or speakers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.
 
 

Intimate Partner Violence - Best Practices in Intimate Partner Response (Session 2)

**Webcast** Intimate partner violence (IPV) has only become more widely accepted as a healthcare issue within the last several years and is a prevalent health challenge. With limited time and resources, integrating IPV into primary care can be challenging for many healthcare providers. A crucial step in IPV management in outpatient care should increase knowledge and awareness and provide effective resources for addressing the health and safety impacts of IPV. Better identification, screening and management of IPV allows healthcare clinicians to provide optimal care and improve health outcomes for the survivor. Join us for three comprehensive webinars that will provide overall IPV education, screening tools, reporting requirements, resources and more. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2023.) None of the planners or speakers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.
 
 

Intimate Partner Violence - Creating a Culture of Care for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (Session 3)

**Webcast** Intimate partner violence (IPV) has only become more widely accepted as a healthcare issue within the last several years and is a prevalent health challenge. With limited time and resources, integrating IPV into primary care can be challenging for many healthcare providers. A crucial step in IPV management in outpatient care should increase knowledge and awareness and provide effective resources for addressing the health and safety impacts of IPV. Better identification, screening and management of IPV allows healthcare clinicians to provide optimal care and improve health outcomes for the survivor. Join us for three comprehensive webinars that will provide overall IPV education, screening tools, reporting requirements, resources and more. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2023.) None of the planners or speakers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.
 
 

Spring Forward with HPV Vaccination: Working Towards Improving HPV Vaccination Rates and Reducing HPV-Related Cancers in North Carolina

**Webcast** This educational activity is designed to equip medical providers, nurses, pharmacist, dental and public health professionals, health educators, and other health care team members with current data, evidence-based practices and strategies to effectively counsel parents about HPV vaccinations for their children and increase vaccination rates in the health care setting. Additionally, participants will learn about the impact of HPV related cancer such as cervical and head/neck cancers that can occur in adults. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2023.)
 
 

Supporting Professional Resilience: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Well-Being of Healthcare Workers and Patients

**Webcast** In this training, we will explore the concept of burnout and compassion fatigue within healthcare careers and the ethical implications for our professional and personal lives. We will center our discussion around the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased stress felt by healthcare professionals in managing personal and professional demands within a changing practice landscape. We will review indicators of burnout among healthcare professionals, strategies for building professional self-awareness as a healthcare provider, and approaches for addressing the impact of burnout in personal and professional domains. We will also examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patient well-being and identify behavioral health indicators of stress and overwhelm among patients seeking medical care. We will review practical strategies for healthcare providers to use in reducing patient stress level and supporting patient well-being.
 
 

Cultivating Resilience in Challenging Times: Strategies for Education Professionals

** Webcast ** In this workshop, we will explore the topic of resilience for professionals working in education settings. The presentation will examine current research amid the COVID-19 pandemic and will include new strategies and tools for educators to improve individual capacities to monitor and address symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout. We will “get real” about self-care and wellness by exploring individual and systemic barriers to balancing demanding professional roles with the many personal stressors present during the past few years. We will also examine signs of stress and overwhelm among students and identify how education professionals can intervene to support student well-being. Through discussion, video clips, and engaging activities, participants will join in an important dialogue about prioritizing self-care and resilience in the real world.
 
 

Self-Study: Psychosocial Interventions for Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness

** Self-Study ** The guide will provide an overview of current approaches and challenges to supporting older adults with severe mental illness in recovery. Current effectiveness of various evidence-based practices and a guide to implementing coordinated care will be reviewed. Providers will learn explore considerations and strategies when working with interdisciplinary teams that can best support older adults with serious mental illness.
 
 

Self-Study: Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence

** Self-Study ** The articles provided in this program will review types of domestic violence, signs and symptoms, screening and referrals and important considerations for treatment planning when domestic violence and substance use are involved. Crisis and safety planning best practices will also be explored.
 
 

Self-Study: Prevention and Treatment of HIV Among People Living with Substance Use and/or Mental Health Disorders

** Self-Study ** This guide goes through prevention strategies, updates on the latest research and statistics when it comes to HIV among people with substance use and mental health disorders, and go into evidence-based treatments for this population. Resources for evaluating the effectiveness of treatment will also be discussed.
 
 

Self-Study: Treating Concurrent Substance Use in Adults

** Self-Study ** This program will review the Evidence Based Resource Guide for Treating Concurrent Substance Use in Adults. This guide will look at the statistics and treads, potential outcomes and specific needs of individuals using more than one substance. Considerations and strategies for adding concurrent substance use (CDU) and concurrent substance use disorders (CSUD) will be explored.
 
 

A Trauma Informed Approach to Everyday Practice - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This webinar is designed for behavioral health providers (social workers, psychologists, case managers, peer support specialists, psychologists, psychiatrists, etc.) that possess an understanding of the potential impacts of trauma exposure, and want to engage trauma informed approaches in the day-to-day hustle of the work environment. This session will focus on practical considerations for applying a trauma informed approach to patients, coworkers, and oneself. Case examples and participant discussion will drive the development of ideas for intentional use of TIC in everyday practice.
 
 

Trauma Informed Care: A Focus on De-escalation Skills - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This webinar is designed for behavioral health providers (social workers, psychologists, case managers, peer support specialists, psychologists, psychiatrists, etc.) that possess an understanding of the potential impacts of trauma exposure, and seek to improve their ability to respond to such patients’ associated challenging behaviors. When clinical interactions are paired with overactive nervous systems, and stressful or unfamiliar circumstances, behaviors may undermine treatment or actively contribute to retraumatization for patient, provider, or witness. Having a proactive approach incorporating de-escalation skills is a trauma informed strategy, and this session will provide direction on both the individual and organizational level.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Child & Adolescent Therapy: Evidenced Based Practices & More - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

In this training, participants will learn the difference between at least four different evidenced based practices to use with child/adolescent therapy clients and how these modalities are different than serving adult clients. Participants will also be able to identify which child/adolescent therapy clients may benefit from these modalities, and how they can ethically utilize these modalities in their practices.
 
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