The theme for the 2014 Minnesota Geriatric Care Conference is transitions that many elderly confront during this period of their lives. This population often moves from their homes to living in a care facility, transitioning from independence to care.
Other transitions might be from wellness to chronic illness, from acute care to long term care, from abundance to loss. Their opportunities at this stage of their lives might be to become and stay active, and achieve purpose in their lives. Challenges often faced by the elderly and their families are decisions about level of care and reaching those decisions in a manner that will enhance their family relationships. Additionally, the conference will address some of the more common chronic conditions that present potential difficulties for care.
This course focuses on the core competencies for effective leadership in ethics committees and ethics consultation services. These will be illustrated and discussed through several practical ethical issues arising out of community practice and caring for patients in the advanced stages of disease. These ethical dilemmas can be particularly challenging to the health care team and require attending to the many dimensions of care, including medical, psychosocial, ethical and spiritual needs. This course addresses managing the care transition from disease focus to symptom focus in end-of-life care; how to effectively determine patient preferences and reasonable and appropriate goals of care given underlying disease and management of inherent uncertainty; advocating for a coordinated, consistent approach to ethical dilemmas to reduce their frequency of occurrence and stress among families, their providers and the community; and critical elements of effective communication during ethical dilemmas at the end of life.
This one-day review course provides current national treatment guidelines, medications, and recommendations for best practices in the care of both cardiac and vascular adult patients. The course will be taught by experts in the field of cardiac and vascular nursing. It is intended for nurses practicing or interested in cardiac and vascular patient care and may be used for more in-depth knowledge of nursing care or in preparation for a nursing certification exam.
This one-day conference will focus on care across the specialties of medical and surgical cardiology, vascular medicine, and neurology. Topics will include the role of the healthcare provider in the changing care environment, collaborative care planning, palliative care, and challenging conversations about end-of-life care. Second-hand smoke, and use of e-cigarettes and hookah will be addressed.
Modern technology helps health care professionals stay better connected, find answers to questions, get directions to places, and access medical records. Technology improves our efficiency. Yet these technologies create new challenges and opportunities in professionalism. This course will prepare health care professionals to respond to contemporary challenges including technological advances, electronic medical records, patient portals, social media communication tools, and patient interaction with medical technology.
The 2013 Psychiatric Nursing Conference will explore the many facets of trauma, including biological, chemical, and behavioral, along with methods to treat and/or ameliorate the effects from the trauma. Long term follow-up for recovery in the aftermath of traumas will be discussed. Other highlights to be addressed are the language of recovery, self-care, and using literature to discuss depression.
Please Note: The room block at Enchantment for the discounted group rate is full but they will place names on a waitlist for any cancellations. We suggest you obtain room reservations at an alternate hotel in case you do not clear the waitlist. Alternate hotels may be found at www.visitsedona.com or you may contact Mayo CPD for suggestions - 480-301-4580 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A wide spectrum of topics in CHF/heart transplant, coronary artery diseases, cardiac arrhythmias, preventive cardiology and valvular heart disease among others. This course is intended for practicing adult cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiovascular trainees, general internists, family medicine specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with a cardiovascular interest.
ABIM and ABFM modules will be offered on Sunday for an additional fee. Physicians may register for these online. If any Residents, Retired Physicians, or Allied Health staff would like to attend, please register online for the General Session so you will receive the $75 discount and then call the CPD department (480-301-4580) to register for the ABIM or ABFM sessions at a discounted rate. To make hotel reservations and receive the discounted room block rate, please call Enchantment Resort at 800-826-4180 and mention you are attending the Mayo Clinic Cardiology Update conference.
No refund will be granted unless written notice of cancellation is received. If registration must be cancelled, tuition less a $75 administrative fee will be refunded when notification is received on or before July 19, 2013. No refunds will be made after this date.
This conference focuses on enhancing the mind, body and spirit through a combination of lectures and interactive Q&A opportunities. Featured topics include stress and resilience, emotional intelligence, the spectrum of ambulatory palliative care and transitioning to hospice services, cooking for your health, and the care of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. There are breakout sessions focusing on palliative care in the hospital setting and advances in the treatment of hepatitis C. Note: An online webcast option is available under separate registration.
This conference focuses on enhancing the mind, body and spirit through a combination of lectures and interactive Q&A opportunities. Featured topics include stress and resilience, emotional intelligence, the spectrum of ambulatory palliative care and transitioning to hospice services, cooking for your health, and the care of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. There are breakout sessions focusing on palliative care in the hospital setting and advances in the treatment of hepatitis C. Note: An on-site course option is available under separate registration.
The 2013 LPN Clinical Practice Review is designed to share current developments on a variety of healthcare topics. This year’s conference focuses on care of patients with chronic illness complicated by co-morbidities. A case study will be presented that portrays a team approach to care of a complex patient and family. Innovative treatment for high incidence illnesses, such as dementia, Parkinson’s, and bladder cancer will be presented, along with challenges for addressing pain in these patients. Use of social media for healthcare delivery will be described. In response to the many changes in the healthcare environment, healthcare providers run the risk of feeling stressed and overcome with negativity. Participants will learn strategies to stay
energized and positive, personally and professionally.
Mayo Continuing Nursing Education is pleased to present an important conference planned by and for all advanced practice nurses. The conference is designed to address issues around advanced nursing practice related to care of patients of all ages. This year’s conference will focus on clinical topics specific to advanced nursing practice with tracks designed for clinical nurse specialists, adult and pediatric nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse midwives. A variety of pharmacology topics will be included.