As a leader in the home healthcare industry, Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio provides continuing education (CE) events throughout the year. Visit this page and our event calendar for details on upcoming programs.
Continuing Education Programs by Request
The following CE programs can be delivered to your team;
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2 Hour Credits: Nursing and Social Work
Creative Care for People with Dementia
People with Dementia often exhibit behaviors that may negatively impact their quality of care. This presentation will help staff to understand the basic characteristics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia while increasing their knowledge on how to creatively provide non-pharmacologic interventions. Presented by Stephanie Taddeo LISW-S, or Amy Silbaugh, RN
1 Hour Credit: Nursing and Social Work
Advance Care Planning for the Healthcare Profressional
This presentation helps patients communicate their desires regarding health care if something should occur which prevents them from having a voice. The healthcare provider will learn how to initiate discussions to help the patient identify a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare (DPOA) and record their wishes for healthcare. Learn how the Living Will DPOA for healthcare helps families understand and support the patient’s wishes. Presented by Margaret Bohn-Galas, LISW-S
Communicating with Compassion: Having the Difficult Conversation
As healthcare providers we are entrusted to provide our patients with information to enable them to make choices in their care. Sometimes, that includes breaking bad news about treatment and cure. This presentation will help the clinician develop confidence in holding these crucial conversations. In order for our patients to achieve the best outcome, they must be informed to make the best individualized healthcare choice. Presented by Margaret Bohn-Galas, LISW-S
Ethical Perspectives in Healthcare
Ethics is a fundamental component in the delivery of healthcare. This presentation will help the participant to recognize and apply ethical principles in everyday practice in a variety of healthcare settings. Presented by Judy Shemkovitz, BCC or Lisa Kristosik, MSN
Compassion Fatigue -Caring for the Caregiver
As professional caregivers, we develop an empathetic relationship with our patients, allowing us to care and advocate for our patients, sometimes experiencing the strain of caregiving, regardless if the care is custodial, curative or comfort oriented. This presentation will help the participant to develop a plan for self-care - a necessary action to avoid forming unhealthy relationships with patients that could lead to career ending fatigue. Learn about stress releasers, professional development, and letting go of cumulative loss.
Presented by Jenny Oliver or Amy Silbaugh, RN
1 Hour Credit: Nursing
Heart Failure: Best Practices
Implementing best practices in the management of heart failure can improve patient outcomes and reduce re-hospitalizations. This presentation is designed to educate the nurse in the effective management of heart failure utilizing best practices.
Presented by Michelle Kerr, RN