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2019 Palliative Care Conference information

2018 Palliative Care Conference

Chesley Center on Aging, Ecumen and Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice present

The End-of-Life Experience: A Community Conversation

featuring
Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH
ICU & Palliative Care Physician
Gregory Kutcher, MD
Medical Director-Hospice Care-Southwest Minnesota Region

Thursday, November 7, 2019 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mankato Civic Center (Grand Hall)
1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001

Register online: link.mnsu.edu/palliative-care

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Post expires at 8:00pm on Thursday November 7th, 2019.

Camp Sweet Life opportunities

Camp Sweet Life Adventures, a summer camp for children with Type 1 diabetes, has a couple opportunities coming up that may be of interest to Southern Minnesota Nurses members:

  • On April 27, Dr. Rachel Singh (Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System) and Traverse Counseling and Consulting will be presenting information for families of children with Type 1 diabetes at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. The session runs from 2-4 PM. Student nurses from Minnesota State University, Mankato will also be on site for activities with the kids. See the flyer below for more information.
  • Camp Sweet Life Adventures is looking for staff for the summer camp, which runs from August 4-8. Training will be August 2-3. In addition to camp counselors, they also need medical staff, including nurses. See the flyer below for more information.

Post expires at 4:00pm on Thursday August 1st, 2019.

Management of Acute and Chronic Pain presentation

Southern Minnesota Nurses presents…

Updates on the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain:
Opioids, Interventions and More

Monday, September 24, 2018 – 5:30–7:30 PM
SMN member meeting and pizza at 5:30, presentation begins at 6:00 p.m.
Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato
1025 Marsh Street, lower level 0308/0310

Speaker: Jason Dauffenbach, MD

A native of Mankato, Dr. Dauffenbach completed his training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, followed by Pain Medicine fellowship training at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He returned to southern Minnesota to establish a Pain Medicine practice with the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato in 2015. The Pain Medicine practice is a multidisciplinary practice including consultation, medical management, and interventional procedures for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.

Tonight’s discussion will explore some of the basic physiology of patients experiencing pain, recent updates on the recommendations for use of opioids in clinical practice, new (and not so new) interventional procedures and surgery used for treatment of chronic pain, and address some of the unique biopsychosocial challenges and management strategies for patients living with chronic pain.

1.8 Contact Hours provided for nursing in accordance with the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements. Other disciplines may submit to their boards for one and a half (1.5) contact hours.

Post expires at 8:00pm on Monday September 24th, 2018.

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.