Upcoming Events at the Center for Lifelong Learning

FALL 2014

Diabetes Focus:  Innovative Care for Individuals with Diabetes – September 5, 2014

The ADA releases new guidelines for caring for patients with diabetes every year — do you know what’s changed lately? Are you comfortable with all of the newer medications and how they are used? Do you need some new educational approaches to reach your patients, and resources to help them help themselves?

With over 25 million Americans already living with diabetes–and more being diagnosed every day–nursing professionals face an ongoing challenge in educating, advocating for, and providing best care to patients. Join us for a conference that will inform, motivate, and inspire you to share what you will learn about current hot-topics relevant to both inpatient and outpatient nurses and nurse practitioners.

Our multidisciplinary lineup of speakers–including nurse experts, physicians, pharmacists, and public health professionals–will discuss innovative topics like tailoring care for Hispanic populations, evidence-based educational approaches, and supporting patients making lifestyle changes, as well as the foundational topics of medications and guidelines. We welcome you and your colleagues to kick-off our fall season with a full day of contact hours on this critical subject!

Bugs, Drugs, and Humans:  Infectious Disease Update – September 26, 2014

Are you up on the latest information concerning infectious diseases and pathogens that can affect your patients? This year’s Infectious Disease Update will focus on foodborne and vector borne diseases, case studies of various community disease outbreaks, re-emerging problems from parvovirus and Fifth disease, outbreaks associated with unsafe injection practices, and an update on new drugs that target HIV. Come join us and immerse yourself in a day of learning about infectious disease pathology, prevention and treatment so you can minimize patient harm from “bad bugs.” In addition to getting your questions answered, our distinctive expert practitioners will improve your readiness for preventing and combatting infectious diseases.

Promoting Healthy Aging for Older Adults – October 24, 2014

By 2030, there will be 72.1 million older persons in the US, more than twice their number in 2000! Do you have current knowledge and skills to promote healthy aging among this growing population of older adults?  Whether you work in an inpatient or outpatient setting, you will benefit from an update on how to help patients and families cope with Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias and delirium, anxiety and depression.  Our expert presenters will share best practices on identifying and dealing with polypharmacy, and ways to encourage physical activities that will help maintain health and prevent falls. You will also gain a better understanding of legal issues in end of life care.  Join us to get your specific questions answered, network with colleagues, and learn new knowledge and skills that will help you improve the health of older adults.

Pediatric Sexual Assault Examiner Training – November 3-7, 2014

Are you a nurse who is challenged to provide the best possible care to some of the most vulnerable patients you might see in acute or primary care settings – children and adolescents who are physically and/or emotionally abused? Join us for an in-person, five-day course that will enhance your clinical knowledge and start building your skills in conducting medical/forensic screening exams for potential child sexual abuse.  Sexual assault experts will be on hand to answer your questions and share their expertise as you learn to provide high quality care to children and families and prepare to submit evidence that will be useful in court.

In order to complete the Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training, each participant must fulfill an additional, separate clinical component. Our training, when combined with the necessary clinical hours, meets all of the educational requirements as outlined by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) for taking the certification exam as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Pediatric (SANE-P).  This program has been approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

More Information Coming Soon!

Care Coordination Conference – November 14, 2014

Pharmacology Update 2014 – December 5, 2014

Visit our website at http://nursing.unc.edu/lifelong/ for more information