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    • Friday, November 06, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Webinar
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    Join the 6th webinar in the 2020 COVID-19 webinar series brought to you by EPN, Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA), & Learn Care Together LLCRegistration is free, but required. Register today!

     

    Session Description:

    In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, effective skin and wound care is more important than ever before. In this presentation, Dr. Madhuri Reddy will review evidence-based prevention and management of pressure injuries for older adults. Join this session and make sure that your home health agency pressure injury care and management strategies are  informed and guided by evidence!

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      About the Speaker


      Madhuri Reddy, MD MSc

      Dr. Madhuri Reddy is a national expert on skin and wound care in older adults. She works as a geriatrician at Hebrew SeniorLife and Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Reddy is also an Instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is the Co-Founder and former Chief Medical Officer of CareAcademy.com, a leading online caregiver training and education company serving the home care industry.

      Dr. Reddy’s clinical and research work focused primarily on chronic wounds, and she is a leading expert in skin and wound care in older adults. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, written several book chapters, and written a book for caregivers. Dr. Reddy completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Toronto, followed by a fellowship in skin and wound healing in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Toronto. 


      • Thursday, November 12, 2020
      • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
      • Webinar
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      Join the 7th webinar in the 2020 COVID-19 webinar series brought to you by EPN, Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA), & Learn Care Together LLCRegistration is free, but required. Register today!

       

      PPE - Show Me Yours and I'll Show You Mine!


      Session Description:

      Hear directly from Celeste Wooten, a CNA with over 20 years of experience, as she shares stories from the field (good, bad and ugly!) and shows you just what goes on in the wacky, wonderful world of PPE! 

      This will be an interactive session, where CNAs in the audience will have the opportunity to get directly involved and even show off their own PPE prowess! 

      We will discuss, demonstrate, and answer your burning questions on:  

      • the down and dirty truth behind why we need PPE 

      • scenarios that call for the use of PPE, with an emphasis on COVID-19 

      • how to don and doff PPE correctly (and incorrectly)

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      About the Speaker


      Celeste M. Wooten, CNA, CHPNA

      Celeste M. Wooten has been a Hospice Certified Nursing Assistant for over 20 years. She also obtained an Associate’s Degree as a Medical Assistant and a CHPNA (Certified Hospice Palliative Nursing Assistant). Currently, she serves on the CNA Steering Commission for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA). Celeste is the Senior CNA Lead for Intrepid Hospice of Virginia Beach. 


      When not involved in community outreach or trainings, Celeste spends her time with her husband Eric, their three adult children and two grandsons. Being a CNA is what she calls a ministry to her patients and a mission to help other CNAs realize their invaluable role in providing care for our senior population. 


      • Wednesday, December 02, 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
      • Webinar
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      Join the 8th webinar in the 2020 COVID-19 webinar series brought to you by EPN, Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA), & Learn Care Together LLCRegistration is free, but required. Register today!

       

      Stress Management and Self-Care for Clinicians During COVID-19


      Session Description:

      As homecare clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic, our work and lives are increasingly stressful. Dealing with too much stress can harm our health, relationships at home and at work, and lead to burnout. This session will explore issues of stress and strategies for stress management and self-care for both clinicians and administrators during these challenging times.

      Objectives:

      1. Distinguish stress from burnout and serious psychiatric conditions
      2. Discuss the risks and benefits of stress
      3. Implement stress management approaches:
        • Action oriented approaches
        • Emotion oriented approaches
        • Acceptance approaches

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      About the Speaker


      Elizabeth Galik, PHD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

      Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP is a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and a nurse practitioner who specializes in improving neuropsychiatric care practices for older adults and their caregivers.  In addition to her teaching, she has served as the Principal Investigator of 4 externally funded research grants that focus on working with caregivers to optimize function and physical activity and effectively manage behavioral symptoms among older adults with dementia.  Dr. Galik provides patient care to older adults and their caregivers in outpatient clinics, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and also has developed a house call practice for dementia symptom management.  She has served as a Past President of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, a Scientific Review member for the National Institute on Aging and the International Psychogeriatric Association.  Additionally, she is the Co-Editor in Chief of Caring for the Ages and an expert advisor for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to improve behavioral health and reduce the inappropriate use of psychotropic medications in long term care and acute care settings.

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