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Pharmacy and Nursing Continuing Education

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Develop your professional skills and find extensive Continuing Education (CE) resources.

With our Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing, Wilkes University offers resources to registered nurses and pharmacists. The seminars are held at The Woodlands Inn & Resort in Wilkes-Barre.  Selected programs are recorded and will be offered as home study programs.
 


In 2014 we will offer programs in the following areas:
 
Medication Safety Stew: What's in the Pot?
 
When: Thursday, September 4 from 9 AM-Noon
 
Where: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
 
Program Objectives:
• Identify elements of comprehensive medication management that apply to all practice sites
• Identify high-alert medications that frequently cause harm
• List risk points of portions of the medication use system
• Cite the 2014-2015 ISMP Medication Safety Targets
• Determine strategies to protect patients and practitioners
 
Presenter: Patricia C. Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP, is the Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety Quality Services at  Cardinal Health Pharmacy Solutions.
 
The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University is accredited  by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Participants who attend the full program and complete an evaluation form will be awarded a statement of credit at the conclusion of the program for .30 CEUs (3 hours).  ACPE # 0097-0000-14-050-L05-P/T.  Wilkes University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Nurses who attend will receive a certificate for 3 hours at the conclusion of the program.
 
Cost: $40 (Wilkes preceptors receive a 50% discount)
 
 
Can Hepatitis C Be Cured? An Update on the Management of Hapatitis C Infection
 
When: Wednesday, October 29 from 9 AM-Noon
 
Where: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
 
Program Objectives:
• Describe the epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. 
• Understand the disease progression and complications associated with HCV.
•. Evaluate the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines for the testing, management, and treatment of hepatitis C.
• Recommend a treatment and monitoring plan for the management of HCV, if given patient case scenarios.
• Identify future treatment options for HCV. 
 
Presenter: Tricia M. Russell, PharmD, BCPS, CDE is a Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Specialty Conditions Management at Geisinger Health Plan and an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Wilkes University School of Pharmacy.
 
The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University is  accredited  by the  Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider  of continuing pharmacy education.  Participants who attend the full program and complete an evaluation form will be awarded a statement of credit at the conclusion of the program for .30 CEUs (3 hours).  ACPE # 0097-0000-14-051-L01-P.   
Wilkes University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Nurses who attend will receive a certificate for 3 hours at the conclusion of the program.
 
Cost: $40 (Wilkes preceptors receive a 50% discount)
 

Anatomy of the Breath

When: Thursday, November 13 from 8 AM- 5 PM

Where: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

We may be able to go without food for many days; but, we won’t survive without breath for more than minutes.  Nothing is closer to us than the breath.  Our experience of daily life shapes patterns of breathing that either support vibrant health or may exacerbate dis-ease. This is a highly experiential session to learn how to gain awareness of and enhance breathing patterns for ourselves and our patients.

Objectives – participants will be able to:           

  •  Identify and gain practice in assessing specific patterns of breathing.
  • Learn techniques for optimizing patterns of breathing.
  • Select specific breathing exercises to be helpful tool for several of mental and physical health conditions.
  • Understand the contraindications for these practices. 
 
Cost: $90 (preceptors receive a 50% discount) 

The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. Participants who attend the full program and complete an evaluation form will be awarded a statement of credit at the conclusion of the program for .80 CEUs (7 hours). ACPE# 097-000-14-52-L04-P.

Wilkes University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who attend will receive a certificate for 8 hours at the conclusion of the program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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