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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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phone: (715) 836-4741
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UW-Eau Claire to Offer Four
Programs for Health Professionals

MAILED: Oct. 11, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is offering four programs for registered nurses and other health care professionals during the month of November.
          “Tending to the Heart: A Cardiac Nursing Update for the Practicing Clinician” will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Holiday Inn Campus Area, Eau Claire. The program is designed for health care professionals who want to update their clinical assessment skills, discover new approaches to heart-healthy nutrition and learn more about lipid and hypertension screening and management guidelines.
          “Anxious in America – Part 1: Clinical Insights Into Assessing and Managing Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders” will help participants better understand the origin of anxiety disorders and improve treatment options in their clinical practice. The program will run from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Ramada Inn and Convention Center, Eau Claire. The second part of the series will be offered in the spring.
          “Clinical Breast Examination Skills Enhancement for Advanced Practice Nurses” will teach nurses the skills needed to provide thorough clinical breast examinations. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing.
The same program will be offered Friday, Nov. 15, at Wausau Hospital. Participants may choose either site to enroll.
          “The Use and Monitoring of Psychotropic Drugs in Long Term Care” is scheduled for
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Park Inn and Suites, Eau Claire. Topics to be covered include general drug actions, indications for use and clinical considerations for antipsychotics, antidepressants, antianxiety agents, sedative/hypnotics, drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease and nontraditional drugs used for behavioral control.
          UW-Eau Claire, in conjunction 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. Online registration is available. Fees vary for each program.
         For more information about the classes or to register, contact Barbara Severson, UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, (715) 836-5745.
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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Updated: October 22, 2002