Pulse: Continuing Education Calendar

Oct. 6
“Looking Through A Kaleidoscope: A Surgical Patient’s Journey” will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the WellStar Development Center Pacific Auditorium. The seminar, which will focus on best practices to keep patients at the center of what nurses do, will be presented by the Northwest Metro Chapter of the Georgia Nurses Association in collaboration with the Northwest Georgia Chapter of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses and the Atlanta Chapter of Georgia Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. The cost is $60 ($50 before Oct. 1) for members, $70 ($60 before Oct. 1) for nonmembers and $15 ($10 before Oct. 1) for students. For information, call Catherine Futch at 404-309-5709 or go to www.ganmc.org.

Oct. 13
The Case Management Society of America Atlanta chapter educational conference will be at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park. The theme for the conference will be “Changes in Health Care: Beyond the Horizon.” Continuing education credits will be available. The onsite registration fee is $175. For information, go to www.cmsa-atlanta.org.

Oct. 26
Piedmont Hospital Respiratory Care’s seventh annual pulmonary conference will be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Richard A. Rich auditorium on Piedmont’s campus (1968 Peachtree Road N.W. in Atlanta). Topics will include adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, management of acute lung injury, medication update, neonatal nitric oxide, management of the difficult airway and sarcoidosis. CEUs will be offered. Registration is $35. For information, call 404-605-3921 or email Victoria Liu at victoria.liu@piedmont.org.

Nov. 2
“Advances in Stroke Care 2012: Unusual Causes and Innovative Treatment Approaches” will be presented by Gwinnett Medical Center from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the GHS Resource Center (665 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville). The target audience of the annual stroke conference is nurses, allied health professionals, physicians, physician asisstants and nurse practitioners. The cost is $75, which includes breakfast, lunch and a conference syllabus. Nursing contact hours and CMEs will be provided. To register, call HealthLine at 678-312-5000. For information, contact Susan Gaunt at 678-312-1687 or sgaunt@gwinnettmedicalcenter.org.

Nov. 2
To commemorate COPD month, Piedmont Hospital will host a pulmonary health symposium from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will focus on the latest information about managing COPD, pneumonia, sepsis and vaccinations. There will be breakout sessions about tracheostomy care, oxygen therapy (including using MDI and nebulizer therapy, nasal cannulas, oxymizers) and oxygen-carrying systems. American Association for Respiratory Care CRCE credits have been applied for. The event is free. A boxed lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by sending email to anita.alvarez-richards@piedmont.org. For information, email Lemantha Mosley at lemantha.mosley@piedmont.org.

Nov. 5-7
The Emory diabetes educator certificate course at Grady will be at the Emory Faculty Office Building (49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive in Atlanta). This seminar is open to nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers and others interested in the management and education of people with diabetes. Professionals preparing to take the certified diabetes educator exam should find the course helpful. Time is allocated for observations in the clinical setting with members of health care teams. Attendees must have a degree or diploma in a health profession. The course is also open to students preparing to take a licensure examination. The cost, which includes materials, is $375. For information, call Britt Rotberg at 404-616-7417 or go to www.medicine.emory.edu/diabetescourse.

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