Wake AHEC Upcoming Continuing Education / Continuing Professional Development / Medical Education Program and Course Listing
  
06/26/2018 Tuesday
6:00 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Sanford

According to NC DHHS and the CDC, North Carolina has experienced a 350% increase in drug overdose deaths since 1999 and was one of 19 states that saw statistically significant increase in drug overdose death rates from 2014 to 2015. Prescribing practices for opioids must change in order to address this epidemic.

Wake AHEC and the North Carolina Medical Board have partnered together to develop a webinar and panel sessions addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This blended learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
07/27/2018 Friday
8:30 AM

Carolina House Symposium

This day-long education and networking event provides local and regional eating disorder professionals and opportunity to learn about desired topics within the field.
Audience - Mental Health providers and eating disorder specialists, including registered dietitians, medical providers. Students/interns interested in entering the eating disorders field are also welcome to attend.
 
08/09/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

Adapting Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents and Their Families

In the past fifteen years, suicide has risen to the second leading cause of death for 15-19 year olds in the United States. Clinicians who work with adolescents who are at high risk for life-threatening behaviors are faced with the challenge of managing multiple problems including disordered eating, substance abuse, high-risk sexual behaviors, as well as suicidal and self-injurious behaviors. Although Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was originally developed for adults, there is an abundance of research that demonstrates the effectiveness of DBT in treating the complex challenges of adolescents (referred to as DBT-A). This program will review the adaptations made to DBT to address the needs of adolescents and their families. The training will provide a focus on engaging teens and their caregivers, providing skills training and coaching to adolescents and their caregivers, secondary targets and dialectical dilemmas unique to adolescents, and the management of and multi-family skills groups. A combination of lecture, experiential exercises, and role-plays will be included in this program.
Audience - Mental health professionals or any other human service professional interested in this topic. This program is designed for those who have knowledge of standard DBT.
 
08/15/2018 Wednesday
10:30 AM

Adopting Best Practices in Substance Abuse Treatment

Program Description: In this time of major systems change, addiction treatment professionals are challenged to treat increasingly complex alcohol and other drug use disorders with a greater emphasis on evidence-based outcomes and cost effectiveness. At the same time there have been significant advances in our understanding of the biological and environmental underpinnings of addictive disease which has informed emerging treatment best practices. While a number of evidence based behavioral and medication assisted practices have been developed to respond to the science, the gap between research and practice has been highlighted by the Institute of Medicine (1998). In an effort to bridge this gap, there is a growing effort within the field of addictions treatment to better integrate research with practice by implementing science based practices. These specific practices are described in NIDA's Priniciples of Drug Addiction Treatment : A Research Based Guide (2008) as well as in the findings from the Conference on Approaches For Combating the Troublesome Use of Substances (CACTUS) as published in Rethinking Substance Abuse by William R. Miller and Kathleen M. Carroll (2008). This series is also focused on introducing participants to evidence based treatment models included in the current National Registry of Evidence Based Programs Practices (SAMHSA). These EBPs include Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Incentives, Seeking Safety, Cognitive Based Therapies and Mindfulness based interventions. Discussions will focus on ways that practitioners can apply these practices and evidence based models to current clinical situations. Method: This teaching case conference series uses a traditional case study and facilitated learning collaborative method to assist participants to identify, learn and apply best practices and evidence based models within the context of actual cases. Participants will be expected to come prepared each session with cases that present special challenges as well as opportunities for learning. The goal of these conferences will be to identify appropriate best practices and to find ways in which specific evidence based treatments can be used to incorporate the use of evidence based treatments. This teaching case conference series is also intended to promote collaboration among treatment providers in an effort to facilitate cross referrals, promote a regional recovery oriented system of care and integrated care approaches. The series will also serve as a vehicle for disseminating information about new research findings as well as available professional development and community service resources. Finally, these sessions will be facilitated in a manner to promote collegial support and enhance workforce morale and retention.
 
08/29/2018 Wednesday
8:00 AM

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Certification Review Course (RNC-NIC & CCRN)

This NICU-NIC & CCRN review course provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of neonatal intensive care nursing based on the neonatal intensive care exam content outlines. Participants receive information that will not only promote certification exam success, but will also enhance clinical nursing practice.
Audience - Nurses preparing for the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Certification Exam (RNC-NIC & CCRN)
 
09/05/2018 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.
 
09/07/2018 Friday
9:00 AM

The ABC’s of CPS – What Professionals Should Know about Child Protective Services

This workshop will provide an overview of the fundamentals of making child protective services (CPS) referrals and assist community practitioners with understanding what families experience when involved with CPS. Participants will be provided with specific guidelines that will help with gathering information from children and caregivers to help accurately capture potential safety issues affecting children. Additionally, there will be exploration of what happens after the referral is made. Participants will receive a unique opportunity to gain insight into the comprehensive workings of the child welfare system in North Carolina. Information will be provided about the investigative process, in home services, foster care and adoptions.
Audience - mental health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists or others interested in the topic
 
09/12/2018 Wednesday
5:45 PM

SPICE: Infection Control in Dentistry

Program is from 5:45 - 9:00 pm on September 12th and 19th, 2018. 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 other Dental Professionals.
 
09/13/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

Ethical Responses Toward Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Consent

Recently there has been an increased focus on sexual harassment, assault, and consent. The “#Me Too” movement has sparked national dialogue with important cultural and historical relevance. This program is appropriate for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers as it positions unwanted sexual contact as an important public health issue with both clinical and ethical implications. Self-awareness and ethical practice by health professionals is critical. This program will highlight the importance of ethical decision-making within a culture increasing concerned with sexual consent, harassment, and assault. Using lecture, small group discussion, and additional exercises as time permits, participants are encouraged to explore the intersection of these issues.
Audience - This program is designed for healthcare professionals, social workers, substance use disorder professionals, psychologists, and other interested mental health and public health professionals. Advanced and novice practitioners are requested to bring case dilemmas/examples highlighting dynamics of sexual violence for group discussion and problem solving. Attendees should have knowledge of or access to their professional code of ethics in order to individualize their workshop experience.
 
09/14/2018 Friday
8:30 AM

New Issues for a New Age: Wake AHEC Substance Use Treatment Conference
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This conference is will explore substance use trends and current issues in North Carolina as well as discuss specific evidence based treatments and considerations when working with this population. Morning sessions will assist professionals in learning how to operate successfully in a managed care world and address changes with integrated healthcare and Medicaid reform. Participants will also hear about new programs in the substance use field. Afternoon sessions will focus more on substance use among specific populations and review interventions for working with these groups. Professionals will learn skills to enhance their practice and stay up to date on substance use treatment in the modern world.
Audience - counselors, case managers, social workers, substance abuse professionals, school personal, qualified professionals, associate professionals, psychologists or others interested in the subject
 
11:00 AM

The Carolinas Anesthesiology 2018: Improving Outcomes and Patient Safety

The theme for the 2018 NCSA/SCSA Annual Meeting is Quality in Anesthesia: Improving Outcomes and Patient Safety. The goal of this conference is to promote quality practices across the profession. Topics include the opioid crisis, anesthesia workforce, advanced recovery after surgery, OBGYN anesthesia, as well as provide a state and federal perspective on healthcare trends and anesthesia as a specialty. The conference will include a Friday morning workshop on “Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography” and a Saturday afternoon workshop on “Interactive Fascial Plane and Nerve Block for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)', in addition to the resident track.
Audience - Anesthesiologists, Fellows, Residents, Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants, and Medical Students
 
10/02/2018 Tuesday
8:30 AM

Inpatient Obstetric Certification Examination Review Course
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This two-day workshop focuses on areas of knowledge to be tested on the Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Certification examination.
Audience - Nurses preparing for the Inpatient Obstetric Certification Exam, nurses orienting and cross-training to inpatient obstetrical units and nurses returning to obstetrical practice
 
6:00 PM

Intraoral Radiography for the Office Trained Dental Assistant
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

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: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 CLINICAL SESSIONS: November 3, 10, 17, 2018
Audience - Office trained dental assistants, DA, DA I. Particpants registered for IOR Training must be at least 18 years of age.
 
10/17/2018 Wednesday
8:55 AM

Behavioral Interventions with Children and Adolescents

In this training, participants will be introduced to numerous strategies designed to replace disruptive behavior in children and adolescents with pro-social behavior. They will understand the evidence supporting behavioral interventions and basic concepts of the theoretical framework. Participants will have the opportunity to apply concepts learned in the training to cases and become adept at designing strategies to positively impact the behavior of children and adolescents.
Audience - mental health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists or others interested in the topic
 
10/19/2018 Friday
8:30 AM

Starting or Restarting Motivational Interviewing

This workshop will examine the theory behind this client centered approach to working with individuals to help them prepare for and commit to making change. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based therapeutic technique designed to help people identify their readiness, willingness and ability to make meaningful change in their lives. We will talk about techniques to draw out people in order to find out their motivations and help them become empowered to make change to meet their own goals rather than trying to externally mandate change. This introduction will involve a number of exercises to help distinguish the practice of Motivational Interviewing from other communication styles. Motivational interviewing can be added into other models to reduce attrition and increase the likelihood of participants’ success.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists or others interested in the topic
 
10/24/2018 Wednesday
8:30 AM

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

SAMHSA describes SBIRT as a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. Primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers and other community settings provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe consequences occur. This course offers participants an evidence-based protocol for quickly assessing the severity of substance use, offering effective brief interventions and making appropriate referrals to treatment. Join us for a lively workshop offering more tools for your important work. Learning methods include: • Interaction and discussion • Didactic presentation • Sample videos • Small group exercises with coaching and feedback
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists, human service or public health professionals or others interested in the topic
 
10/25/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

Making Room for Grief

Grief is a normative human experience that affects us psychologically, socially, physically, and spiritually. However, several factors such as type of loss, quality of attachment, personality differences, culture, and life experiences affect our stories of grief and the ways that we grieve. This workshop will define and explore different components and types of grief, examine the stages and tasks of grief, and describe effective interventions for grief. Using a combination of didactic material, video, interactive dialogue, and experiential exercises, Dr. Armstrong will guide participants to recognize and engage the multi-faceted components of grief in adults, and to develop important tools for the effective promotion of mental health and wellness.
Audience - Health care professionals, particularly mental health care professionals, who work with adults in grief
 
11/02/2018 Friday
8:30 AM

Art Therapy: 77 Creative Interventions for Challenging Children Who Shut Down, Meltdown or Act Out

Do you have clients who are stuck, repeating the same patterns over and over and you feel like you’re powerless to help them? Are you feeling stagnant and burnt out in your practice? Do you work with challenging children and families who seem absolutely resistant to every intervention you offer? Attend this seminar and learn new innovative interventions that are guaranteed to help even your most resistant clients become unstuck. Your day will consist of creative, interactive, hands-on training that will re-energize your work. You will leave with 77 fresh new strategies and approaches that you can use immediately to engage even your most difficult and challenging clients. No art experience is necessary, just an openness to trying something creative.
Audience - Counselors, Social Workers, Play Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists,School Counselors, School Psychologists, Educators
 
11/03/2018 Saturday
7:30 AM

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

The purpose of this conference is to present current literature, guidelines and best practices for the prevention, diagnosis and management of stroke across the patient care continuum.
Audience - This conference is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, rehab therapists and others who care for stroke patients.
 
11/05/2018 Monday
8:45 AM

7th Annual NCIMHA Conference and Annual Meeting: Beyond ACEs Awareness: Preventing Toxic Stress and Promoting Resilience and Equity for All
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Early Childhood Mental Health is a multidisciplinary field inclusive of mental health professionals, early interventionists, early educators, parent educators, health professionals, and anyone who works to build the capacity of adults to provide safe, nurturing environments and relationships for children under 5. As our field evolves, we are exposed to concepts (e.g., Adverse Childhood Experiences/ Adverse Community Environments, Toxic Stress, Intergenerational and Historical Trauma) that expand our understanding of both the vulnerabilities and opportunities of the first 2000 days of life. Applying all of these big ideas to our work can be overwhelming but can also energize us to collaborate across sectors and disciplines to invent, and implement, wise actions. Participants in this year’s conference will connect the dots between these concepts and learn strategies for building resilient communities that protect young children and families and promote healing and equity for all.
Audience - Early childhood professionals working across a wide range of roles and settings to promote children’s social and emotional well-being, including child protective services staff, child care workers, teachers, school administrators, early interventionists, special educators, psychologists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, home visitors, health department staff and all others interested.
 
11/06/2018 Tuesday
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, DAs, RDH and other dental personnel
 
11/08/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

The Ethics of Cultural Humility: Transcending Visible and Invisible Barriers in Psychotherapy

Due to the rapidly shifting demographics of our world and our local communities, mental health professionals are increasingly rising to the ethical challenges of enhancing their cultural humility across multiple spheres. In 21st century clinical practice, we must broaden our ethical practices to include not only respect, but also deeper understanding and connection; not only for adults, but also for children and adolescents; not only by ethnicity, but also by socioeconomic class, gender, faith, sexuality, and other categories of difference. Ultimately, we are striving for not only the absence of mental illness, but also the flourishing of mental health and wellness. In this workshop, we will examine the ethical imperative for cultural humility by exploring the impact of our own cultural narratives on our therapeutic role, but also by implementing and sustaining more effective interventions with the persons and systems we serve. Dr. Armstrong will utilize a combination of didactic material, experiential exercises, and group discussion to assist participants in embracing a deeper ethic of cultural humility, not only to benefit the clients we serve, but also to expand our own identity and humanity.
Audience - Mental health professionals including licensed counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, case managers, or others interested in the subject matter.
 
11/14/2018 Wednesday
8:30 AM

Motivational Interviewing Skill Expansion

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based therapeutic technique designed to help people identify their readiness, willingness and ability to make meaningful change in their lives. We will talk about techniques to draw out people in order to find out their motivations and help them become empowered to make change to meet their own goals rather than trying to externally mandate change. Motivational Interviewing can be added into other models to reduce attrition and increase the likelihood of participants’ success. During this training participants will strengthen and practice empathic counseling skills, understand and practice the directive aspects of MI, experience and practice an MI style of meeting resistance, and learn the fundamental client language cues (change talk and sustain talk) that allow continued feedback and learning in practice.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists or others interested in the topic
 
11/28/2018 Wednesday
8:30 AM

Advancing Clinical Leadership – Now It’s My Turn

Today’s behavioral health agencies increasingly rely on the leadership of clinical supervisors, yet few resources are allocated for this skill acquisition. Through exploring some of the greatest works in leadership development, Advancing Clinical Leadership offers the space to consider your role, examine your strengths and weaknesses, improve your focus, add to your skillset, and plan for your future. Expect an informative, useful, and unusually fresh experience while you gain the knowledge, skills, and continuing education hours necessary to propel your career forward. Learning methods include: • Interaction and discussion • Didactic presentation • Participant handouts • Video • Small-group exercises
Audience - All levels of supervisors within the field of mental health and addiction treatment wishing to improve their skills, knowledge, and abilities while also contributing to the professional growth of their colleagues. Practitioners wising to fulfill the NCSAPPB educational requirements in becoming a Certified Clinical Supervisor or renewing their credential. People who know they have more to offer in their professional lives and desire the tools and motivation to realize their potential.
 
12/06/2018 Thursday
8:30 AM

Brain Disease with a Relational Solution: Working with Addiction through the Lens of Neuropsychology and Attachment Theory

In this workshop we will cover the neuroscience of addiction, relational trauma and attachment to formulate a working understanding of how our relationship as substance abuse professionals impacts the recovery efforts of our clients. Research has demonstrated that the therapeutic relationship is the number one predictor of successful outcomes in counseling. During the workshop we will be exploring the power of utilizing transference and counter-transference as a means of fostering attachment repair and promoting secure attachment within our clients. We will learn specific techniques for supporting emotional regulation and incorporating internal resources so that our clients are ready to address potential trauma responses effectively. This workshop promises to be engaging, experiential and collaborative in nature as we take a deep dive into understanding the science behind the therapeutic relationship and practice ways of bringing ourselves to this sacred healing relationship that enhances connection, trust, safety and recovery.
Audience - Mental health and substance use professionals
 
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Webinar (Recorded) - NC Public Health Law Overview and Update

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will address the current state of Public Health Law in North Carolina including current initiatives that focus on the restructuring of local Health Departments and its impact on care. Other key topics will be addressed including public/confidential record keeping, remedies for enforcing public health laws and resources for local health departments for answering questions and seeking assistance when issues arise. Participants will be awarded the opportunity to submit questions during the session in an effort to develop an increased level of understanding Public Health Law.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Understanding the MOST Part 1

** IC Webcast ** - This course is designed to create a better understanding of the MOST form and how it ties into advance care planning.

Computer hardware and software requirements:
1. This presentation cannot be viewed using an iPad. You may use one of the web browsers below, provided it has the proper Flash Player capability.
2. Flash Player 6.0.79 or later (http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash), and one of the following web browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later.
  • Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome.
  • Linux: Firefox 1.x and later.

 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Understanding the MOST Part 2

** IC Webcast ** - This course is designed to create a better understanding of the MOST form and how it ties into advance care planning.

Computer hardware and software requirements:
1. This presentation cannot be viewed using an iPad. You may use one of the web browsers below, provided it has the proper Flash Player capability.
2. Flash Player 6.0.79 or later (http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash), and one of the following web browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later.
  • Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome.
  • Linux: Firefox 1.x and later.

 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Does Your Patient Understand? - Health Literacy 101

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This one hour webcast provides the family practitioner and staff basic information on the importance of health literacy in practice in and effort to improve communication, care and outcomes.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): HIPAA Compliance Update

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar is designed to provide an update of various HIPAA issues faced by public health caregivers and resources for obtaining and clarifying needs.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Motivating a Multigenerational Workforce

** Webcast ** - Motivating a generationally diverse workforce can be challenging. This program is designed to develop an awareness and understanding of inter-generational differences in the workplace in an effort to keep a multigenerational workforce engaged.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Perinatal Depression - A Treatable Medical Condition

** Webcast ** - This webinar will provide an opportunity for participants to review up-to-date information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, screening and treatment. Participants will learn how to identify women, provide support to them and develop a pathway of resources to get them connected in with treatment.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Teen Pregnancy Substance Abuse - Assessing and Understanding the Long and Short Term Effects on both the Fetus and Mother

** Webcast ** - This webinar will address most commonly abused drugs by the pregnant teen. Emphasis will be on types of drugs, how they work and what they can do to the mother’s body and fetus. Time will be allotted for discussing how to have the difficult conversation with them in an effort to better assess and treat as needed.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Making Shift Happen - An Overview of Motivational Interviewing

** Webcast ** - Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based approach that uses a collaborative conversation style intended to discover and strengthen a person’s own motivation and commitment to behavior change (Miller and Rollnick, 2012). It is also used to guide and support change based on a person’s values, interests and ideas. Consistent with the stages of change model developed by Prochaska and DiClemente (1986), motivational interviewing recognizes that change is a process that can be influenced by relationship with a skilled practitioner who uses a particular set of principles, skills and techniques. This webinar will provide overview of the foundation, concepts and skills of motivational interviewing with case examples of MI applications in clinical practice.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Signs, Symptoms and Early Identification

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will provide a broad foundation for early childhood professionals in the area of ASD. This will include discussion of estimated prevalence, etiology, signs and symptoms, introduction to diagnostic criteria for children birth to 5 and early social and behavioral features of our youngest at-risk children. Resources for developmental monitoring and screening will be shared.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Screening Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorder

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will provide specific information pertaining to the importance of early screening for ASD. An initial discussion will ensue about the importance of early and routine developmental screening in the infant, toddler and preschool years. It will be followed by an introduction to ASD-specific screening tools. Case presentations will be utilized to illustrate several of these ASD-screening tools.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Diagnostic Assessment Strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorder

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will present the various diagnostic assessment strategies early childhood professionals use to diagnose ASD. It will include a review of the diagnostic criteria along with a discussion of specific measures and associated assessment strategies used to diagnose or rule-out ASD. Participants will also discuss differential diagnosis – highlighting differences between ASD and other common concerns in early childhood.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-based Practices

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will provide a review of evidence-based early intervention for young children suspected of having ASD. An examination of foundational evidence-based practices for early intervention will be presented, with an emphasis on general developmental progress across a variety of domains. This will include specific criteria providers may use to select and implement evidence-based practices.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Human Rabies Risk Assessments and Rabies Postexposure Management

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will address the critical needs for training HCP’s in the areas of human rabies risk assessments using current rabies ACIP guidance for PEP decisions and NC DHHS risk assessment algorithms, as well as the applicable legal requirements for rabies control.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know

** Vimeo Webcast ** - Before registering for this webinar, please be sure you can allot 60 minutes for viewing until the end. This will ensure that you receive ONE full hour of credit. If you are not able to view in its entirety, DO NOT re-register on the website. Simply go back to your original confirmation email providing the webinar link so you may view the webinar again.

This educational activity is a RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE to the live panel sessions offered under same title. Both the recorded webinar and one live panel session are being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

According to NC DHHS and the CDC, North Carolina has experienced a 350% increase in drug overdose deaths since 1999 and was one of 19 states that saw statistically significant increase in drug overdose death rates from 2014 to 2015. Prescribing practices for opioids must change in order to address this epidemic.

Wake AHEC and the North Carolina Medical Board have partnered together to develop a webinar and panel sessions addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This blended learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know and the Emotional Challenges

** Vimeo Webcast ** - Part A) This webinar provides an introduction to multiple sclerosis for mental health professionals, including what is currently known about possible causes of MS, who gets it, and the prognosis. The MS disease courses are described, as well the symptoms that can occur. The components of comprehensive MS care – including relapse and symptom management, rehabilitation to enhance or maintain function, and psychosocial support – are explained, and participants are introduced to the healthcare professionals on the comprehensive care team. Part B) This webinar introduces mental health professionals to the psychosocial challenges confronting individuals and families at the time of diagnosis, as the disease transitions from a relapsing course to a more steadily progressive one, and when and if the disease becomes severely disabling. Additional highlights of this webinar include the role of grieving, the diagnosis and management of depression, which can be both a reaction to life with MS and a symptom of the disease, the diagnosis and management of other mood changes that can occur, and the impact of this chronic, unpredictable disease on family, relationships, and employment.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Multiple Sclerosis: Cognitive Dysfunction and the Professional Challenges

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar discusses the cognitive changes that occur in more than sixty percent of people with MS, and describes their impact on self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and employment. Common problems related to learning and memory, attention and concentration, information processing, and executive functions are described, along with strategies for assessment and management. Vignettes are provided to illustrate the impact of cognitive changes on everyday life and offer tips and strategies for patients and family members. Part two of this webinar describes the unique aspects of working with this interesting and challenging population, many of whom would never have wanted or needed to consult a mental health professional has they not been diagnosed with a chronic illness. The ways in which a mental health professional may need to adapt his or her style and/or practice to address a patient’s physical limitations and/or cognitive impairments are discussed, as well as issues associated with treating a person whose MS-related challenges ebb and flow over decades.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Rabies Update 2017

** Webcast ** - New Rabies guidelines came out in 2016 and include specific new control measures for postexposposure management of dogs, cats and ferrets exposed to rabies. The webinar discusses the legal aspects of adoption of these control measures by the local health director, a description of the changes contrasted to G.S 130A-197, and recommendations regarding implementation of the control measures. The new rabies control measures can only be implemented by the local health director if adopted by local board of health rule or other policy in the exposed animal's jurisdiction, or if G.S. 130A-197 is amended to adopt and incorporate by reference the postexposure management control measures of the current NASPHV Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control. This webinar is designed to provide updates outlined in the 2016 NASPHV Rabies Compendium on Post-exposure Management Control Measures for dogs, cats and ferrets.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded)-Adolescent Health Care & North Carolina Law

** Vimeo 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.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: The Impact Beyond Birth

** Vimeo Webcast ** - The purpose of this presentation is to educate participants about the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure and challenge us to look beyond healthy birth outcomes. This talk with help define Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and how this disorder presents in an individual across the lifespan; as well as explore our knowledge of alcohol, prevalence of alcohol use and women, and the importance of preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Did I Say That? The Art of Communicating Effectively

** Vimeo Webcast ** - Communication plays a fundamental role in all organizations. The ability to communicate with others is essential for success. This program is designed to develop an understanding of the emotions and intentions that drive the exchange of information, in an effort to foster effective communication and build stronger relationships.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence: A Paradigm Shift from Intervention to Prevention

** Vimeo Webcast ** North Carolina was recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as one of 14 states found to have higher than normal risk factors for domestic and intimate partner violence (DIPV). In response, the CDC partnered with the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) to develop a plan to address violence across the state. For decades; however, members of the helping community (physicians, nurses, clinicians, and advocates) used interventions to address DIPV. Interventions address the issue of violence after its occurrence. Primary prevention would address the violence prior to onset. Prevention is needed to encourage open and honest dialog, help reduce stigma, and to inform on the severity of violence on victims and the community. Topics in this session include; an overview of domestic and intimate partner violence, understanding to help: help-seeking barriers in victims, and types of primary prevention and strategies for implementation.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded)-Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)

** Vimeo Webcast ** This webinar will be an introduction to Crisis Intervention Training (CIT). Topics will include the history and background of CIT nationally and in North Carolina, the benefits of CIT including examples of both the national and local levels. The speaker will provide tangible skills and examples of how providers should utilize CIT services for their clients including on crisis plans, safety plans, and treatment plans.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention-2017 Updates

** Vimeo Webcast ** - REVISED-Despite advances in awareness and prevention, HPV remains a public health threat. Seventy-nine million Americans are currently infected with HPV and approximately fourteen million become newly infected each year. HPV is so common that most sexually active men and women will get at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives. While HPV vaccine has been proven to be safe and highly effective protection against the disease, vaccination rates continue to lag behind those of other preventable diseases. The CDC estimates that 40% of adolescent girls and 60% of adolescent boys remain unvaccinated against HPV. This shortfall carries serious consequences, translating into 53,000 future cervical cancer cases over the lifetimes of girls, ages 12 years and younger. This webinar will provide information for clinicians who provide care for adolescents on the current status of HPV, and on evidence-based prevention of HPV-related cancers by increasing the rate of immunization in our medical practices.New CDC information on prescribing from October 2016 will be covered.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): The Science of Human Learning: Instructional Design that Maximizes Retention and Application

** Vimeo Webcast ** - The Science of Human Learning: Instructional Design that Maximizes Retention and Application.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Opioid Exposed Pregnancies in North Carolina

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will provide an overview of opioid exposed pregnancies and the three common circumstances that result in opioid exposed pregnancies. While opioids are the fastest rising in prevalence, the other more commonly used substances in pregnancy and their potential impact will also be discussed. Participants will learn how to access all of the specialized substance use disorder treatment programs for pregnant and parenting women in North Carolina. The implementation of new federal requirements around substance exposed infants and plans of safe care will also be presented.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): The Legal and Ethical Aspects of Social Media

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This program explores social media’s impact on health care, and what legal regulations must be considered when using social media as an employee, employer or as an agency. The program reviews current legal cases setting precedent in North Carolina and throughout the United States. The use of social media is ever expanding and is not only popular for personal use, but is also increasingly used to promote and market health care programs and agencies. Current policies and procedures recommended by legal experts will be discussed. These recommendations will help to ensure health care agencies maintain regulatory and legal compliance. In addition, a review of ethical considerations when using social media will be presented.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): FASD: Beyond Diagnosis

** Vimeo Webcast ** This webinar is an extension of the one presented in 2017.This program provides a brief overview of the impact of alcohol on the developing fetus, followed by a review of diagnostic and treatment resources. Participants will be provided with a case guide to intervention.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): AHEC Digital Library (ADL): Searching for Medical Literature

** Vimeo Webcast ** This program is designed to instruct on how to log into the AHEC Digital Library (ADL) and how to navigate it. The program will provide information on how to find a full-text journal article, complete a search in CINAHL, STAT!Ref, and/or PubMed and MEDLINE databases, and how to contact library staff if additional help is needed.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Swimming in the Same Pond: Strategies for Managing Conflict in the Workplace - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The workplace is like a pond with a workforce comprised of people who, like fish, have varying personalities and characteristics. Challenges and conflict among coworkers can create a toxic work environment. This session will foster a greater understanding of the different types of coworkers that might contribute to conflict in the workplace, the challenges that might be encountered, and the strategies needed to managing this conflict in order for everyone to swim together in the same pond.
 
Wake AHEC Health Careers Program Listing
  
07/09/2018 Monday
 

2018 Mini Medical School in Johnston County (JCC) - Filled - * Registration not open *

What would it be like to train for a career in the medical field? Wake AHEC’s Mini-Medical School is an intensive, week-long day camp that uses computational science (computer simulation) and hands-on activities (dissection) to study key aspects of medicine. Topics include anatomy & physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, cardiology, epidemiology, medical genetics, and genomics. The course is taught by Becky Brady, a registered nurse and chemical engineer as well as guest speakers. In addition, students will become CPR and First Aid certified! Students must have strong motivation to learn and an interest in health careers.
Audience - Grades rising 10-12 (and recently-graduated class of 2018)
 
07/23/2018 Monday
 

2018 Mini Medical School in Franklin County (Louisburg) - Filled - * Registration not open *

What would it be like to train for a career in the medical field? Wake AHEC’s Mini-Medical School is an intensive, week-long day camp that uses computational science (computer simulation) and hands-on activities (dissection) to study key aspects of medicine. Topics include anatomy & physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, cardiology, epidemiology, medical genetics, and genomics. The course is taught by Becky Brady, a registered nurse and chemical engineer as well as guest speakers. In addition, students will become CPR and First Aid certified! Students must have strong motivation to learn and an interest in health careers.
Audience - Grades rising 10-12 (and recently-graduated class of 2018)