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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

NEWS RELEASE

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phone: (715) 836-4741
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UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education
Offers Health Care Programs 

MAILED: Sept. 13, 2002

         
EAU CLAIRE  University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education will be offering several programs for registered nurses and other health care professionals in September and October.
         "Health Assessment of Adults" is designed to help nurses gain confidence and skill in assessing the health of adults in a variety of settings, including community, acute care, ambulatory and long term care. The course is divided into four seven-hour segments beginning at 8 a.m. The first two classes will be held Thursday and Friday, Sept. 26 and 27, with the next two scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. All four classes will take place at the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing.
         "Evidence-Based Herbal Medicines: Implications for Clinical Practice" will give participants the opportunity to learn about scientific research to support the folk wisdom of herbal medicines. The program will run from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Park Inn and Suites, Eau Claire.
         The two-day comprehensive course "Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses" will address patient teaching activities, identification and treatment of selected conditions of the skin and nails, and foot and nail care and maintenance. The second day will include clinical practice with community volunteers. The first session will run Thursday and Friday, Oct. 3 and 4, and the second session will be held Jan. 9 and 10. Both sessions meet 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 pm. at the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing.
         Alcohol, hallucinogens, inhalants, marijuana, nicotine, steroids, ecstasy and other commonly used substances will be examined in "Once and Again: Recognizing Substance Abuse in Youth." The course will run from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Park Inn and Suites.
         "The ABCs of Laboratory Testing: Clinical Application for Nurses" is a beneficial course for nurses looking to better evaluate laboratory findings and correlate lab values with the clinical condition of the patient. The course will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Park Inn and Suites.
         University of Minnesota cognitive psychologist and error prevention specialist Kathleen Harder and Fairview Health Services vice president of safety Alison Page, RN, will teach participants ways to build safeguards against harmful mistakes through the program "To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health Care System." The first-time course will run from 9 a.m-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Campus Area Holiday Inn, Eau Claire.
         "Facing the Challenge to Enhance Nursing Home Quality of Care" is intended for nurses and other professionals who work in long-term care settings. The program is slated for 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Park Inn and Suites.
         Nurses, physicians, body therapists, counselors, psychotherapists and other health care professionals can gain an in-depth understanding and practice of healing modalities through the "Healing Touch" program. The program is sequenced in four levels, allowing participants to move from beginning to advanced practitioner. This session will include Level I through Level II B. and is scheduled for 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing.
         "Cool Off, Calm Down: Defusing Violent and Aggressive Behavior in the Clinical Setting," is a useful course for health care providers who have difficulty facing intimidating and aggressive patients. Dr. Colleen Wagner, a clinical psychologist, will share strategies for reacting to violent patients in a calm manner and how to use physical techniques for protection. The program will run from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Park Inn and Suites.
         UW-Eau Claire, in cooperation with UW-Extension, awards continuing education units and contact hours for these classes. Early registration, at least 15 days prior to the program, is preferred to guarantee space and prevent cancellation (register on line).  Fees vary for each program.
         For more information about all these classes offered or to register, contact Barbara Severson, UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at (715) 836-5745.
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Updated:September 13, 2002