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4th Annual NC Statewide Celebration of Rural Health Nursing

Aug 31, 2021 9:45:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

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Sponsored by the NC AHEC, this webinar will feature four lively and informative presentations, by recognized authorities, on topics directly affecting the role of rural nursing in North Carolina.

The goal of this statewide NC AHEC initiative is to inform nurses and other healthcare professionals about healthcare challenges and success in rural settings. Participants will learn more about the nursing and the team’s role in reaching the goals of Healthy NC 2030, Disaster Planning and Response, and how the Health Wagon brings healthcare to rural settings. Audrey Snyder, PhD, RN, FAANP, FAEN, FAAN, President of the Rural Nurse Organization will discuss reasons to celebrate the value of rural nurses in the past, present and future.

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Camp Med 2021 Recap

Aug 30, 2021 10:44:24 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in health careers, camp med

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Wake Forest School of Medicine and Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) just wrapped up Camp Med 2021. It was such a fun and educational experience with the best of both worlds with in-person Camp Med resuming in some counties and virtual Camp Med available to all as well! With 600+ participants enrolled across the Northwest AHEC region, North Carolina, and beyond it was a huge success.

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Best Practices in the Prevention and Treatment of Disordered Eating Series

Aug 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in healthy eating, disordered eating, eating disorders

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This series of one-hour lectures will provide health care providers with best practices for prevention, screening, identification and treatment of disordered eating.

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Save the Date for 36th Annual High Country Conference 📣

Aug 26, 2021 2:30:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in COVID-19, respiratory care, allied health

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Mark your calendar for February 9-10, 2022, we will be holding a Virtual Conference. Stay tuned for more details coming late fall!

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23rd Annual Diabetes Management Conference: Best Practices Across the Continuum

Aug 26, 2021 10:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in telehealth, nutrition, diabetes

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This diabetes conference is designed to provide diabetes best practices for health care professionals. Participants will gain knowledge about specific topics in the field of diabetes management. It is imperative that providers remain educated in all aspects of their patients’ care from clinical management to new advances. This knowledge-based activity is designed to provide physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, dietitians and other health care professionals with the most current trends and continuum-of-treatment strategies for patients with diabetes.

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Striding Forward - NWAHEC 2020-2021 Annual Report

Aug 24, 2021 6:15:00 PM / by NW AHEC posted in Community, Wake Forest School of Medicine

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On behalf of the entire Northwest AHEC team, I welcome you to the 2020-2021 Annual Report. The past year has looked quite different than many in our 50-year history, full of unique challenges and obstacles to facilitating the education and growth of health care professionals.

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

Aug 24, 2021 10:42:58 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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Involuntary Commitment: Clinical and Legal Issues on September 30th

Aug 23, 2021 9:37:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, social work, psychology, therapy, addiction

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Join us for this Live Webinar which will give an overview of involuntary commitment to include the definition of involuntary commitment (IVC), the different types and criteria of commitment, and agency roles and responsibilities in the IVC process.

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Get Registered for Obesity as a Disease: Innovative Approaches to Treatment

Aug 20, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Social Determinants of Health, Nursing, obesity, weight loss, pharmacotherapy

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The aim of this conference is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to support and treat patients who struggle with obesity and obesity-related comorbidities. Participants will gain an evidence-based understanding of obesity as a disease that is influenced by a complex dynamic of physiological and psychosocial variables. Upon completion of the conference, participants will leave with a basic skill-set that enables them to identify treatment strategies that goes beyond 'eat less and move more'. Live Webinar is October 1st, 8am - 4pm, make sure to join us!

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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, BSN, RN, MBA 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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