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Alana Dodson, MBA, BSN, RN

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Revamped Lactation Educator Training Program Unveiled at NWAHEC

May 14, 2024 4:30:00 PM / by Alana Dodson, MBA, BSN, RN posted in Breastfeeding, Lactation, Nursing

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At the start of January 2024, Northwest AHEC launched the opening day of the 2024 North Carolina Lactation Educator Training Program, a longstanding initiative dating back to 1996.

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Enhancing Healthcare Education Through Interprofessional Collaboration

May 6, 2024 4:17:00 PM / by Alana Dodson, MBA, BSN, RN posted in Social Determinants of Health, WSSU, interprofessional, collaborative care, FTCC, occupational therapy

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WSSU School of Health Sciences students, WFUSM Dept. of PA students, and Forsyth Technical Community College nursing students collaborate through Northwest AHEC on an inter-institutional, interprofessional program.

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NWAHEC Nurse Educators Connect with Healthcare Professionals in Iredell County

Jul 14, 2023 11:39:31 AM / by Alana Dodson, MBA, BSN, RN posted in Educator, Nursing, registered nurse

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Excitement filled the air on June 8th, 2023, as the AHEC Nurse Educators embarked on a journey to Iredell County for their first in-person visits since the pandemic. This momentous occasion allowed the nurses to connect with valuable partners within the Northwest AHEC region at Iredell Health System and Iredell Health Department, setting the stage for productive collaborations and discussions.

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Highlights from the 11th Annual Breastfeeding Forum in Asheville, NC

Jun 15, 2023 10:00:00 AM / by Alana Dodson, MBA, BSN, RN posted in Breastfeeding

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On May 3rd, 2023 Northwest AHEC and Mountain AHEC hosted the 11th Annual Breastfeeding Forum at the Mission Health A-B Tech Conference Center in beautiful Asheville, NC. After two years of being held virtually, the excitement of being able to gather in person for the Breastfeeding Forum was evident and could be felt throughout the event.

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Back In Person - Recap of 2023 Geriatrics Conference

Jun 14, 2023 11:16:16 AM / by Alana Dodson, MBA, BSN, RN posted in Geriatric, conference, north carolina

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On May 19th, 2023, geriatric care professionals from across our region descended upon Village Inn Event Center in Clemmons to attend the highly anticipated 2023 Geriatrics Conference hosted by Northwest AHEC. The air buzzed with excitement as attendees finally had the opportunity to meet face-to-face after years of virtual events due to the pandemic.

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WSSU-WFUSM IPE Program Brings Together 239 Students to Collaborate On Simulated Patient Cases

May 15, 2023 4:30:00 PM / by Alana Dodson, MBA, BSN, RN posted in patient care, interprofessional, collaborative care

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WSSU School of Health Sciences and WFUSM Dept. of PA Students collaborate through Northwest AHEC on inter-institutional, interprofessional program which simulate management of patient care while integrating EHR Go software. 

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WSSU-WFUSM IPE Program Brings Together 250 Students to Collaborate On Simulated Patient Cases

May 13, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Alana Dodson, MBA, BSN, RN posted in Wake Forest School of Medicine, EHR, WSSU, interprofessional

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WSSU School of Health Sciences and WFUSM Dept. of PA Students collaborate through Northwest AHEC on inter-institutional, interprofessional program which simulate management of patient care while integrating EHR Go software. 

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Calling all CNA's, CMA's, HCA's, Personal Support Staff and Others - You're Invited!

Aug 19, 2021 2:30:00 PM / by Alana Dodson, MBA, BSN, RN posted in CNA, home health, support staff

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It is time to take a step back and relax. Come enjoy a day amongst your friends and colleagues (VIRTUALLY!) to learn about how to take of yourself while combatting compassion fatigue and burnout. Also, enjoy information on education topics to keep yourself safe with infection control and providing exceptional care to dementia patients. You can do all of this from the comfort of your own home via live webinar and even have a chance to win door prizes!

Take a look at all the conference has to offer on our website and get registered today!

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Don't Miss Out, 2021 Geriatric Conference May 14th

Apr 20, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Alana Dodson, MBA, BSN, RN posted in Geriatric

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The 2021 Geriatric Conference Planning Committee invites you to join us in promoting the strengths of today’s older adults. Participate live via WebEx on May 14th 8:30AM-12:45PM! Register now!

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