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Upcoming CEUs

Mark your calendars for these opportunities for continuing education!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Chesley Center on Aging Conference
Teepa Snow “Dementia Care from Start to Finish”
South Central College

Monday, September 24, 2018

Southern Minnesota Nurses (SMN)
Dr. Jason Dauffenbach  “Updates on the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain: Opioids, Interventions and More”
Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato lower level 0308/0310

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SCCBI Annual Psychiatric Conference
Topics:  Psychiatric update, Borderline Personality, Anxiety, Suicide
Minnesota State University, Mankato – Centennial Student Union

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo
Topics:  Parkinson’s, Managing Chronic Pain in the Elderly, Drug Task Force update and Trauma Informed Care
Courtyard by Marriott, Mankato

Post expires at 8:00pm on Tuesday October 30th, 2018.

Substance Abuse in Seniors: Identifying and Preventing

Southern Minnesota Nurses is providing the information below for those interested in attending but is not affiliated with nor endorses the individuals and organizations involved.

Substance Abuse in Seniors:
Identifying and Preventing

Wednesday, July 11
11:30am – 1:00pm
Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center
201 Oaklawn Ave
Mankato, MN 56001

Speaker: Karissa Borchert, MSW, LGSW, Community Liaison, Home Health Care, Inc.

Karissa graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and completed her Masters of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Minnesota. She has worked in a variety of social service and medical settings, most frequently with adults and elders. She also has extensive experience working with seniors facing the challenges of substance abuse and their families.

Sunflower Communities is hosting a presentation about identifying and preventing substance abuse in seniors. There is no charge and lunch is provided. In addition, 1.0 CEU is available for nurses and social workers. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Theresa Nygaard (Theresa.Nygaard@sunflowercommunities.org) as soon as possible. See the attached flyer for more information.

Flyer: Senior Substance Abuse Flyer – July 2018

Post expires at 1:00pm on Wednesday July 11th, 2018.

2018 Palliative Care Conference

Register online: www.mnsu.edu/continuinged/palliativecare.html

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Post expires at 8:00pm on Thursday June 7th, 2018.

Chesley Lecture May 3 – MN2030 Looking Forward: Reimagine the Future of Aging

MN2030 Looking Forward

Register online: mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/strategic-partnerships/continuing-education/courses-and-programs/upcoming-events/chesley-lecture/

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Post expires at 8:00pm on Thursday May 3rd, 2018.

The Healthcare Conundrum, presented by Senator Kathy Sheran

Southern Minnesota Nurses presents…

“The Healthcare Conundrum”

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – 5:00–7:00 PM
SMN member meeting at 5:00, presentation begins at 6:00 p.m.
Mankato Clinic Conference Room
Madison East Mall, Mankato

Speaker: Kathleen Sheran, MS, APRN, RN, retired

Senator Kathleen Sheran retired in 2016 from the Minnesota Senate. She is presently serving as Vice Chair of the Board of the Minnesota Insurance Exchange (MNSURE). Prior to serving in the Senate Senator Sheran, an Advance Practice Registered Nurse, taught nursing at MNSU Mankato, and worked in health care for over 35 years.

Although she is probably best known for her legislation “Freedom to Breathe,” eliminating smoking from indoor spaces, Senator Sheran has championed the expansion of Medicaid in Minnesota under the affordable care act, co-authored the bill that implemented the Minnesota Insurance Exchange, authored bills that advanced the reforms to the Minnesota Child Protection System, authored the first bill that would institute a public option for all Minnesotans, and advanced reforms that would reduce the cost of pharmaceuticals. She has initiated many reforms that have impacted nursing practice including her legislation that eliminated barriers to independent practice for Advance Practice Nurses allowing them prescriptive authority without a provider agreement. Senator Sheran, now retired from the Senate, serves as the Vice Chair, on the Board of the Minnesota Insurance Exchange.

The presentation will describe the complexity of creating reforms that impact costs and discuss the nurse’s role in promoting health reform that is patient-centered.

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

Flyer: The Healthcare Conundrum flyer (PDF)

Post expires at 8:00pm on Tuesday October 24th, 2017.