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CNA Challenges & Rewards Conference: Caring for Yourself and Others

Apr 14, 2022 3:00:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski

Join us on June 3rd 8:30am-12:35pm for this conference! 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.

1618936072-65545-2021-nurse-aide-symposium-lghttps://www.charlotteahec.org/event/65545This program is jointly provided by Northwest AHEC and Charlotte AHEC.

Target Audience: Nurse Aides, C.N.A (I and II), Nursing Techs, medical assistants, community health workers, and other interested healthcare professionals



  • Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Enhancing Resiliency and Wellness for Healthcare Professionals - Christina Clarke, DBH, MS, HS-BCP, NW AHEC
  • Implicit Biases in Healthcare - Sigrid Smith, CSSGB, PCMH CCE, CDP, Charlotte AHEC
  • Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors - Juanita Wade, Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator, Alzheimer's Association of Western Carolina Chapter
  • Tuning In: Harnessing Anxiety in Stressful Situations - Lisa M. Foster, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, Nurse Manager: Vascular Access Team, Education Manager, Atrium Health

3.6 Contact Hours from Northwest AHEC
Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a program of Wake Forest School of Medicine and part of the NC AHEC System.


  • Identify strategies to prevent or manage compassion fatigue as a patient care provider.
  • Define implicit bias and how it is manifested in healthcare.
  • Recognize how implicit bias may be operating in the clinical setting.
  • Discuss strategies that can be used to minimize the impact of implicit bias.
  • Identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia.
  • Explain the process for assessing and identifying challenging behaviors.
  • List strategies to address common dementia-related behaviors.
  • Identify how our own anxieties impact our ability to recognize escalating situations.


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Tags: Nursing, CNA, compassion fatigue, burnout, dementia

Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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