What's New at NWAHEC

10th Annual CNA Challenges & Rewards Conference: Taking Care of Yourself and Your Patients

Jun 15, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Webinar, CNA, conference, home health, support staff

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With skill and compassion, these caregivers are an exceptional group of professionals that have the benefit of spending the greatest amount of time with the persons being served. Because they are typically the first to observe changes in status, they have potential to be the source of solutions to a majority of the challenges confronting most care settings. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). Certified Medical Assistants (CMAs), Home Care Aides (HCAs) and Personal Support Staff and others are welcome!

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Upcoming Activity Spotlight

Jun 15, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Webinar, learning

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We have some great activities planned upcoming. Most activities are still virtual learning with blended learning options. We have some IN PERSON activities coming up this Fall. See below some upcoming programs we've highlighted...and be sure to check out our Course Catalog to view all of the activities.

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Gravidas at Risk 2021: Save The Date 11/16-11/17

Jun 10, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Webinar, Pregnancy

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For 39 years the Gravidas at Risk Annual Perinatal Conference has been keeping attendees informed of the clinical issues and strategies important in the care of high-risk pregnant women. We had a very successful webinar last year for this activity and will hold this years conference via live webinar again. Holding webinars allows for better reach to our target audience and helps Health Department nurses obtain this critical information even on limited time and travel budget. 

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After Discharge: Maternal and Infant Assessment in the Home

Jun 9, 2021 8:15:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Breastfeeding, public health, Nursing, childbearing, postpartum

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Come and learn with us on August 25th 8:45AM-2:30PM Live Webinar. This activity will increase the ability of the nurse to perform a home visit for a new postpartum family, an emphasis will be placed on telehealth and virtual assessments. 

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Falls: Screening, Risk Assessment and Care Planning for Older Patients in the Community

Jun 7, 2021 8:15:00 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in Geriatric, Enduring, care planning, falls

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As a clinician working in an outpatient setting, are you confident in how and when to appropriately screen patients for falls?  

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We Made The News! WFMY News 2 Covers Camp Med.

Jun 4, 2021 8:59:58 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in health careers, camp med, summer camp

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Thanks to WFMY News 2 for covering: "Camp Med gets teenagers interested in healthcare careers" Wake Forest School of Medicine and Northwest Area Health Education Center organize the event each year. This year, it's virtual.

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Maximize Your Role on the Healthcare Team: 9th Annual LPN Symposium

Jun 4, 2021 8:15:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Webinar, Nursing, symposium, lpn

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This knowledge-based conference will provide Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) from different practice settings the information and strategies to maximize their important role on the health care team and enhance their professional practice.

This program will be a VIRTUAL WEBINAR due to COVID-19 uncertainties. Register today!

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News Release: Camp Med 2021 Virtual Summer Program Open to High School Students

Jun 1, 2021 11:56:37 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in virtual, health careers, Wake Forest School of Medicine, high school, camp med, summer camp

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Wake Forest School of Medicine and Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC) is gearing up for another fun and informative virtual Camp Med this summer. Last year’s camp hosted more than 900 participants from North Carolina and beyond. This year the self-paced camp will once again be available to students in grades eight through 12 from June 1 through July 31. 

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3rd Annual Addiction Research and Clinical Health (ARCH) Symposium

Jun 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use

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"Great coverage of topic areas for practitioners and researchers who work to prevent substance use disorders." - Previous Symposium Attendee

Register today to join us on September 9-11, 2021 for the 3rd Annual Addiction Research & Clinical Health (ARCH) Symposium via Live Webinar. This year's Addiction Research & Clinical Health Symposium aims to share evidence-based treatments across the spectrum of addiction care, as well as spotlight innovative methods that are shaping the field.

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Recap of “Managing GI Disorders in Clients with Eating Disorders” with Beth Rosen, Non-Diet RD and Gut Expert

Jun 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by NW AHEC posted in continuing education series, disordered eating, eating disorders

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Did you know we offer have a continuing education series in conjunction with Winston-Salem Eating Disorders Coalition called “Best Practices in the Prevention and Treatment of Disordered Eating”?

We have one more presentation on Friday, June 18th 1-2 pm, Integrating Exposure, Response Prevention and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the Treatment of BingeEating Disorder
Catherine Ruscitti, PsyD, CEDS. Click here to register!

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