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Chronic Pain Management: Injections, Blocks, etc

Southern Minnesota Nurses presents:

Chronic Pain Management: Injections, Blocks, etc.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Madison East Center, Mankato
Conference Room (south side behind Advanced Pain Management)

5:30 PM – Meal
6:00 PM – Presentation

Speaker: Ruth Vortherms, MS, FNP Advanced Pain Management

Ruth has worked as a nurse practitioner at Advanced Pain Management (APM) in Madison East Center since 2012. She previously worked for 20 years in family practice in Le Sueur. Although pain management includes a vast array of treatment options, more severe pain can often be helped with interventional treatments including injections and blocks. Ruth will review treatments for headaches, cervical/thoracic/lumbar spine pain, abdominal and pelvic pain, and joint pain. Tour available after the presentation for those who are interested.

1.2 Contact Hours provided for nursing in accordance with the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements.

SMN Pain flyer (PDF)

2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Southern Minnesota Nurses has again registered as an organization for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 8 at Spring Lake Park in North Mankato. Please join us and invite your friends and family to walk with us! Register online if you like or just join us on October 8. If you need more information, or if you’d like to participate but would rather not register, please email Linda so she has an idea of how many are planning to participate. Thanks!

January 2016 SMNews is online

SMNews Logo

The January 2016 edition of SMNews, the newsletter of Southern Minnesota Nurses, is now available for download on the Newsletters page. SMN members can also watch their mailboxes for the printed version to be delivered in the next few days.

Addiction support available for nurses

The Nurses Peer Support Network (NPSNetwork) is a newly formed nonprofit organization in Minnesota for nurses who are living with the disease of addiction and seeking support in recovery and/or professional re-entry. If you are a nurse or know a nurse who is struggling with addiction or in recovery, please see the NPSNetwork website, visit their Facebook page, or download this brochure (PDF, 156KB) for more information.

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 720 South Second Street in Mankato (map).

November 2014 board election results

The annual Southern Minnesota Nurses board election was held in November 2014. Linda Rossow was re-elected to serve as president for an additional two-year term from 2015-2017. Margaret Brewer will continue as a director with her new term extending through 2018, and Shari Comnick joins the board as a new director, also serving until 2018.

Complete information about the SMN board of directors can be found here.