HCQU West Guest Speakers & Special Events

 

GUEST SPEAKERS 

       

  

International Monster Hunter photoInternational Monster Hunter (WEBINAR)

Presenter:  TeamBuilding

teambuilding.com

December 7, 2021

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Our team of Cryptozoological Researchers have uncovered the most unusual creatures from regions all over the world.  From the Loch Ness Monster to Bunyip, Chupacabra, and Ebu Gogo, you and your team will track infamous cryptids and work together to discover a new strange, mysterious creature.  **This class is limited to 30 participants.**

TeamBuilding is an online platform for team building.  They lead virtual team building activities through the use of games and activities.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

Laura Yautz photoHealthy Cooking Class (FOR SELF-ADVOCATES & STAFF) (WEBINAR)

Presenter:  Laura Yautz, RDN, LDN, NBC-HWC

Registered Dietician and Owner, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Being Nutritious

December 14, 2021

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

In this hands-on, virtual cooking class, participants will cook an entrée and side dishes from start to finish.  Follow along as Registered Dietician, Laura Yautz, demonstrates each recipe.  Laura will also share nutrition facts and trivia, how to read nutrition labels, and explanations of cooking terminology.  Gather your housemates, staff, and co-workers to cook a meal and then sit down and enjoy eating it together.  The ingredient list and equipment list will be emailed a week prior to the class so you can be ready to cook.  On the menu for December:  blackened salmon, pineapple avocado salad, and cilantro lime quinoa.  **This class is limited to 4 groups.  Participants should be prepared to actively engage in activities and discussion by utilizing the webcam and audio features of the Zoom platform.**

Laura Yautz is a Registered Dietician and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach with over 15 years in the field.  She is the owner of Being Nutritious (beingnutritious.com), a website featuring easy recipes and tips to help make cooking for a healthy heart easy and delicious for everyone.

To enroll, please call 724-283-0990.

 

 

Dr. Michael Rafii photoAlzheimer's Disease in Down Syndrome

Presenter:  Dr. Michael Rafii

Medical Director; Associate Professor in Neurology, Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI); Keck School of Medicine

January 10, 2022

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

This lecture will cover our current understanding of Alzheimer's disease in persons with Down syndrome and the latest research findings towards finding treatments.

Michael Rafii is the Medical Director of the Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI) and Associate Professor of Neurology at the Keck School of Medicine.  Dr. Rafii is a physician-scientist whose research focuses on clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease including a genetic form that occurs in people with Down Syndrome.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

Laura Yautz photoHealthy Cooking Class (for self-advocates & staff)

Presenter:  Laura Yautz, RDN, LDN, NBC-HWC

Registered Dietician and Owner; National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Being Nutritious

January 24, 2022

11 a.m. - Noon

In this hands-on, virtual cooking class, participants will cook an entreé and side dishes from start to finish.  Follow along as Registered Dietician, Laura Yautz, demonstrates each recipe.  Laura will also share nutrition facts and trivia, how to read nutrition labels, and explanation of cooking terminology.  Gather your housemates, staff, and co-workers to cook a meal and then sit down and enjoy eating it together.  The ingredient list and equipment list will be emailed a week prior to the class so you can be ready to cook.  On the menu for January:  vegetarian pasta e fagioli soup, tossed spinach salad, and whole grain quick bread.  **This class is limited to 4 groups.  Participants should be prepared to actively engage in activities and discussion by utilizing the webcam and audio features of the Zoom platform.**

Laura Yautz is a Registered Dietician and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach with over 15 years in the field.  She is the owner of Being Nutritious (beingnutritious.com), a website featuring easy recipes and tips to help make cooking for a healthy heart easy and delicious for everyone.

To enroll, please call 724-283-0990.

 

 

Epilepsy and Seizures photoEpilepsy and Seizures

Presenter:  Andrea Zonneveld

Community Education & Events Coordinator, Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA

January 26, 2022

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

This presentation will provide background information about epilepsy and prepare you to recognize and provide appropriate first aid for seizures.  We will also discuss how to determine if a seizure is an emergency and the medications that are used when a seizure does not stop on its own.

Andrea Zonneveld is the Community Education and Events Coordinator for the Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA.  She has spent the last 11 years educating people on epilepsy and seizures.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

Social Engineering photoSocial Engineering:  Hacking Human Psychology

Presenter:  Leslie Dollman

MIS Administrator, Milestone HCQU West

February 8, 2022

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

DID YOU KNOW that 95% of successful cyberattacks are caused by human error?  It's TRUE!  Using social engineering, cybercriminals are easily able to convince people to divulge confidential information, send money, or download a file that installs malware on their organization's network.  What is social engineering exactly, and how does it affect you?  Join us for an informative and eye-opening webinar to learn about this threat to cybersecurity, what you need to know, and tips for protecting yourself, your organization, and your family.  Don't become one of the 95%.

Leslie Dollman is the MIS Administrator at Milestone HCQU West.  Leslie loves helping people overcome their fear of technology, and empowering them to use it safely, respectfully, and responsibly.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

Kate Nolan photoWomen's Health:  What You Need!  Gynecologic Care for Women with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Presenter:  Kate Nolan, NP

Founder and Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology/The KIND Clinic,                                       Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

     February 9, 2022

     1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

In this session Kate Nolan, Nurse Practitioner, will talk about what to expect during these changes in life; i.e., puberty, menstruation, as well as how to prepare for a gynecological exam, PAP smear guidelines, HPV vaccine and more for women with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Kate Nolan, NP, is the Founder and Director of The KIND Clinic at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.  The KIND Clinic specializes in gynecologic care for women, 21 years or older, with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

Laura Yautz photoHealthy Cooking Class (for Self-Advocates & Staff)

Presenter:  Laura Yautz, RDN, LDN, NBC-HWC

Registered Dietician and Owner; National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Being Nutritious

February 17, 2022

11 a.m. - Noon

In this hands-on, virtual cooking class, participants will cook an entreé and side dishes from start to finish.  Follow along as Registered Dietician, Laura Yautz, demonstrates each recipe.  Laura will also share nutrition facts and trivia, how to read nutrition labels, and explanations of cooking terminology.  Gather your housemates, staff, and co-workers to cook a meal and then sit down and enjoy eating it together.  The ingredient list and equipment list will be emailed a week prior to the class so you can be ready to cook.  On the menu for February:  shredded BBQ pork pizza, easy vinegar slaw, and citrus fruit salad.  **This class is limited to 4 groups.  Participants should be prepared to actively engage in activities and discussion by utilizing the webcam and audio features of the Zoom platform.**

Laura Yautz is a Registered Dietician and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach with over 15 years in the field.  She is the owner of Being Nutritious (beingnutritious.com), a website featuring easy recipes and tips to help make cooking for a healthy heart easy and delicious for everyone.

To enroll, please call 724-283-0990.

 

 

Laura Yautz photoHealthy Cooking Class (for Self-Advocates & Staff)

Presenter:  Laura Yautz, RDN, LDN, NBC-HWC

Registered Dietician and Owner; National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Being Nutritious

March 8, 2022

11 a.m. - Noon

In this hands-on, virtual cooking class, participants will cook an entreé and side dish from start to finish.  Follow along as Registered Dietician, Laura Yautz, demonstrates each recipe.  Laura will also share nutrition facts and trivia, how to read nutrition labels, and explanations of cooking terminology.  Gather your housemates, staff, and co-workers to cook a meal and then sit down and enjoy eating it together.  The ingredient list and equipment list will be emailed a week prior to the class so you can be ready to cook.  On the menu for March:  sheet pan chicken fajitas and roasted corn and poblano pepper salad.  **This class is limited to 4 groups.  Participants should be prepared to actively engage in activities and discussion by utilizing the webcam and audio features of the Zoom platform.**

Laura Yautz is a Registered Dietician and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach with over 15 years in the field.  She is the owner of Being Nutritious (beingnutritious.com), a website featuring easy recipes and tips to help make cooking for a healthy heart easy and delicious for everyone.

To enroll, please call 724-283-0990.

 

 

Planet X photoPlanet X

Presenter:  TeamBuilding

teambuilding.com

March 10, 2022

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Astronauts have been sent by the Global Space Alliance to explore Planet X, then return home to report their findings.  Or at least...that was the plan.  Their ship has broken down!  The astronauts must collaborate with GSA scientists through a remote video feed across galaxies in order to survive.  You and your teammates - both virtual and next to you - will work together to solve puzzles, strategize, develop resources, and work as a collaborative group to explore space!  This event is designed for hybrid remote teams and emphasizes tools for working together, whether you're face to face in an office, or through a computer screen.  **This class is limited to 30 participants; register yourself or your team today.  Participants will need an internet connected device with a microphone and speakers.  Participation is key to get the most out of this event; therefore, participants should be prepared to actively engage in activities and discussion by utilizing the webcam and audio features of the Zoom platform.  Cell phones should be kept handy as some activities may utilize a second device.**

TeamBuilding is an online platform for team building.  They lead virtual team building activities through the use of games and activities.

To enroll, click here.

 

  

     

HCQU Staff presented WEBINARS/TRAININGS

 

    

Diabetic/Insulin Recertification Class photoDiabetic/Insulin Recertification Class

Has your Diabetic/Insulin certification expired or nearing expiration?  If so, then you will want to take this interactive, recertification webinar.  During this webinar participants will gain knowledge of the diabetes disease process, complications that occur with diabetes, and the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE7tm) management.  In addition, this webinar will have instruction from a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE) on insulin injections.  Participants will gain valuable knowledge and tools to assist someone with diabetes including:  importance of preventing hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), skin and foot care, lifestyle changes, and potential complications of poorly managed diabetes.  This webinar discusses medication, lifestyle approaches that assist in attempting to prevent hyperglycemia, and the importance of following physician orders/recommendations.  This training covers the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar and treatment options, including preferred treatments from the American Diabetic Association.  **In order to take this webinar you will need a computer, webcam, and speakers, as well as complete the prerequisites.  This webinar is scheduled for 2 hours; however, it may take less time depending on the the interaction between instructor and attendees.  Each class is limited to 4 participants.**

Click here to choose a date and time.

December 16

10 a.m. - Noon

    

Click here to choose a date and time.

January 20, 2022 10 a.m. - Noon
February 17, 2022 10 a.m. - Noon
March 17, 2022 10 a.m. - Noon

 

 

Diabetic/Insulin Class in-person photoDiabetic/Insulin Class

During this in-person, hands-on training, participants will gain knowledge of the diabetes disease process, complications that occur, and the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE7tm) management.  In addition, this training will have hands-on instruction from a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE) on insulin injections.  Participants will gain valuable knowledge and tools to assist someone with diabetes including:  the importance of preventing hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), skin and foot care, lifestyle changes, and potential complications of poorly managed diabetes.  This training discusses medication, lifestyle approaches that assist in attempting to prevent hyperglycemia, and the importance of following physician orders/recommendations.  This training covers the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar and treatment options, including preferred treatments from the American Diabetic Association.  This training will take place at Milestone HCQU West (MHW) - 1777 North Main Street Ext., Butler, PA.  **This training is limited to 4 participants.  All attendees must wear a mask and follow MHW COVID-19 guidelines.**

Click here to choose a date and time.

January 6, 2022 10 a.m. - Noon
February 3, 2022 10 a.m. - Noon
March 3, 2022 10 a.m. - Noon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    


 

 

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