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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, Nursing
To Offer Variety of Fall Programs
MAILED: Sept. 7, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Office of Continuing Education, Nursing will be offering a variety of programs for registered nurses and health care professionals from September through November.
          “Write Smart: Writing for Professional Publications,” offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 8, is designed for busy health care professionals who wish to see their ideas in print. Participants will practice proofreading and editing techniques to improve their writing capabilities. This series of three classes will be held at the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing.
          Those interested in updating their clinical evaluation skills, discovering new approaches to heart-healthy nutrition and learning more about innovative bedside nursing practices can do so at “Have a Heart: An Update of Cardiovascular Assessment and Nursing Skills,” offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Holiday Inn Campus Area, Eau Claire.
          “The Trouble with Personality: Encounters with the Exploitative Personality Disordered Individual” will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Holiday Inn Campus Area, Eau Claire. Clinical psychologist Terence Barrett will explore the origins of antisocial, narcissistic or borderline personality disorders and provide a framework to best understand the impulsive and self-defeating behaviors that undermine treatment.
          “Dementia Care Update: Medical, Behavior and Environmental Approaches” will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wis. This highly rated conference will provide participants with information on recent advances in the care and treatment of persons with dementia, with focus on providing a humanizing environment.
          Registered nurses, physicians, body therapists, counselors, psychotherapists, and other health professionals and individuals desiring an in-depth understanding and practice of healing work using energy-based concepts can take “Healing Touch Level I and Level IIA” from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, and from 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, at the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing.
          “Calming the Chaos: Effective Strategies for Working with Kids with Behavioral Disorders” will be offered from 9 a.m. — 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Park Inn, Eau Claire. Two physician experts will summarize the most current information on the diagnosis and treatment of a range of childhood and adolescent behavior disorders, including ADHD, conduct and oppositional disorders and the autism spectrum disorders. Behavioral management strategies and practical advice will also be provided.
          Health Care professionals, educators and social service providers interested in understanding more about the complex issues involved in the identification, treatment, and management of eating disorders can attend “The Long Road Back: Interdisciplinary Issues in the Recognition and Management of Disordered Eating in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults. The program will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Holiday Inn Campus Area, Eau Claire.
          Nine other classes, including “The Use and Monitoring of Psychotropic Drugs in Long-Term Care,” “Health Assessment of Adults” and “Cool Off, Calm Down: Defusing Violent and Aggressive Behavior in the Clinical Setting,” will be offered throughout October and November.
          UW-Eau Claire, in cooperation with UW-Extension, awards Continuing Education Units for these classes. Early registration, at least 15 days prior to program, is preferred to guarantee space and prevent cancellation.
          For more information about all the classes offered, or to register, contact Barbara Severson, UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, Nursing, at (715) 836-5745.

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Updated: Sept. 7, 2001