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Classes and Support Groups - Southwest Washington - Other

Emphasizing Population Health under the ACA
Emphasizing Population Health under the ACA: What is it and will it make a difference? For PHSW caregivers and providers An ethics education distance-learning program provided through a consortium of Catholic health care organizations across the US. Approved for 1.0 hours of credit by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) and National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC). Physicians can receive Category II CME credit with a certificate of attendance.

Ethics and Pain Management
Ethics and Pain Management: From Dependence to Addiction For PHSW caregivers and providers An ethics education distance-learning program provided through a consortium of Catholic health care organizations across the US. Approved for 1.0 hours of credit by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) and National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC). Physicians can receive Category II CME credit with a certificate of attendance.

Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS)
Target Audience: Physicians, Residents, Intensivists, Hospitalists, PAs, Nurse Practitioners, Respiratory Therapists, RNs from Emergency, ICU, CVICU, PCU and Rapid Response Team. Course Purpose: * To better prepare the non-intensivist for the first 24 hours of management of the critically ill patient until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. * To assist the non-intensivist in dealing with sudden deterioration of the critically ill patient * To prepare house caregivers for ICU coverage * To prepare nurses and other critical care practitioners to deal with acute deterioration in the critically ill patient. If space allows, other caregivers may register for this course. PHSW reserves the right to move a registration to accommodate caregivers who work in the positions listed above. This course is free to PHSW caregivers and providers with PHSW privileges, $350 for all others. Registrations are not considered final until a confirmation is received from the Education Dept.If you have registered online and have not received a confirmation from the Education Dept. within one business day, please contact the Education Dept so we may follow up with your registration. Please be sure to print your online registration and bring to class with you.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions - Sign Language & Hearing Loop Provided
This is a 6 week course meeting one day per week. Sign language interpreters & hearing loop will be provided. Put Life Back Into Your Life: Chronic conditions include diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and many others. If you or someone you care for has a chronic condition, the Living Well Workshop can help you take charge of your life. The Living Well workshop provides the following: -Support -Practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue -Better nutrition and exercise choices -Understand new treatment choices -Learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health. People who participate in the workshop feel better. They are less limited by their illness. They also may spend less time at the doctor or in the hospital! This free six-week workshop meets for 2 1/2 hours each week (may take longer due to interpreting). Space is limited; please sign up early. Workshops may be cancelled if minimum number of participants is not reached. Preregistration is required to attend.

Resource Allocation after the ACA
Resource Allocation after the ACA: Do we still provide free care to those who could be covered but choose not to be? For PHSW caregivers and providers An ethics education distance-learning program provided through a consortium of Catholic health care organizations across the US. Approved for 1.0 hours of credit by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) and National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC). Physicians can receive Category II CME credit with a certificate of attendance.

Saving Lives: Early Recognition & Management of Severe Sepsis & Septic Shock
Learning Objectives: * Describe best practice in the recognition & care of sepsis patients * Recognize sepsis early in patients * Differentiate between interventions & care for severe sepsis & septic shock patients * Formulate open discussion of literature & cutting-edge evidence regarding sepsis * Describe PeaceHealth Medical Center's program to reduce mortality in sepsis patients Target Audience: PHSW RNs who care for adults (except FBC), Providers, Pharmacists, Respiratory therapists, Quality & Care Management Departments