HCQU West Guest Speakers & Special Events
Guest Speaker Webinars
Presenter: Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, NP
Speaker and Author, CPP Associates, Inc.
October 26, 2023 (Part 1)
November 9, 2023 (Part 2)
Part 1 will discuss clinical implications of vitamin and mineral deficiencies of the mouth, the importance of saliva, the causes of transit and transfer dysphagias, esophageal disorders, GERD, and gastic issues including gastric ulcers and the four major causes...two of which are Helicobacter pylori and NSAID gastropathy.
Part 2 will begin with the three parts of the small intestine and the various disorders, including celiac disease, the many causes of gastroenteritis including food-borne illness, and Crohn's disease. The large intestine follows with issues related to appendicitis, ulcerative colitis, diverticulosis, colon cancer, and constipation. Barb discusses disease presentations as well as the newest treatment modalities for the above clinical conditions. The journey is entertaining, enlightening, and educational.
Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, NP, has provided more than 3,000 continuing education events on clinical topics pertaining to pathophysciology, physical assessment, and pharmacology to health care professionals throughout the United States and Canada. Barb is a fascinating, highly informative speaker whose dynamic and humorous presentation style makes learning enjoyable. She provides a wealth of clinical information that can be applied to everyday practice.
Presenter: Laura Yautz
Registered Dietician, Being Nutritous.com
October 10, 2023
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Constipation is the most common GI complaint in the United States, affecting about 4 million people and resulting in 2.5 million doctor visits annually. While there are many factors that can cause constipation, including medications, other medical conditions, and the inability to be active, diet is one of the most modifiable. In this class, you will learn about dietary changes that can help prevent or alleviate constipation, as well as simple strategies for maintaining a healthy bowel.
Laura Yautz is a Registered Dietician with over 15 years of experience. Her passion is helping others find their way to better health through good nutrition and lifestyle habits. She is the owner of Being Nutritious, a website featuring easy recipes and tips to help make cooking for a healthy heart easy and delicious for everyone.
Presenter: Daleigh Tallent
Clinical Support Service Representative, IntellectAbility
Presenter: Tammy Armstrong
Administrative Service Representative, IntellectAbility
September 28, 2023
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
This presentation focuses on how to gather, organize, and utilize the data produced through the validated HRST screening process to better support people in your services. We will discuss ways to use the Report Suite and Considerations to individualize supports, allocate resources, and identify people at risk for adverse health events.
Daleigh Tallent began a second career as a Registered Nurse in 2013. She has worked in various settings including ambulatory, acute, and long-term care, as well as nursing education. Her passion for patient advocacy, caring for vulnerable populations, and staff development led her to career in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Daleigh joined IntellectAbility as a Clinical Support Service Rep in April 2021.
Tammy Armstrong has over 40 years of rich work history serving people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She has compassionately served as a special educator, case manager, and Program Director in both residential and Community Day Services programs. Tammy enjoys and is skilled in the areas of leadership, outcomes, and advocacy. Tammy joined IntellectAbility in April 2019.
HCQU Staff presented WEBINARS/TRAININGS
During this in-person, hands-on training, participants will learn about the diabetes disease process, complications that occur, and the Association of Diabetic Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) 7TM management, as well as hands-on instruction on insulin injections from a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. (CDCES). **Limited to 6 participants.
|10 a.m. - Noon||October 5||
The Arc of Indiana County
120 North 5th Street, Suite 2, Indiana, PA
Milestone HCQU West
1777 North Main Street Ext., Butler, PA
Has your Diabetic/Insulin certification expired or nearing expiration? If so, then you will want to take this interactive, recertification webinar. Participants will learn about the diabetes disease process, complications that occur, and the Association of Diabetic Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) 7TM management, as well as hands-on instruction on the insulin injections from a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). **You will need a computer, webcam, and speakers. There are prerequisites for this class that must be completed prior to taking the webinar. Limited to 4 participants.**
|10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||
JEOPARDY! The Diabetic/Insulin Edition is a fun, educational way to learn about Diabetes and insulin during Diabetes Awareness month. Before we begin, there will a short lecture on diabetic pathophysiology, insulin injection and glucometer techniques, as well as discussing the Association of Diabetic Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) 7TM. Following the lecture, a game of JEOPARDY! will be played to increase your knowledge base on how to care for people with diabetes. **Active participation is required. Individual players only. No groups please.**
|10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||November 8|
There are five top health concerns that are the leading causes of often PREVENTABLE death in people with intellectual disabilities. Through this training we will look at these five conditions, and what we, as supporters, can do to reduce risk and possiby save lives.
|10 a.m. - 11 a.m.||
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