On September 25, Dr. Anne Marie McCarthy delivered the third Director’s Lecture of 2018, entitled “Distraction in Action: Helping Children Cope with Painful Procedures”. The video of this lecture is now available to view here.
In this presentation, Dr. McCarthy describes her research trajectory and current program of research, which focuses on children with chronic health conditions.
Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018
Time: 9:30am – 12:00 pm
Location: Cape Cod Lounge, UMass Amherst Student Union Building
The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences presents the next event in the Dean’s Symposia Series: “Universal Access to Health Promotion: A State-Wide Sustainable Strategy to Improve Health Equity, Reduce Medical Costs and Improve Quality of Life.” The symposium will include keynote speaker Michael O’Donnell, CEO of the Art & Science of Health Promotion Institute, and featured speakers Mari Ryan, CEO and founder of AdvancingWellness, David Buchanan, UMass Amherst Professor Emeritus of Community Health Education, and Claire Santarelli, Director of the Office of Health Promotion & Partnerships in the Division of Prevention & Wellness at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.
The National Institute of Nursing Research has released a video that discusses NINR Deputy Scientific Director Dr. Jessica Gill’s work on brain injury, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The video can be viewed on NINR’s YouTube channel.
Cooley Dickinson Hospital, in collaboration with The Western Massachusetts Veterans’ Outreach Project and ServiceNet presents:
Essential Information for Engaging, Assessing and Caring for Service members, Veterans and Their Families: Intersections of TBI, PTSD, Depression and Substance Misuse within the Community.
Date: October 27, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Dakin Conference Room, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton
Target Audience: Health Care Providers including physicians, nurses, APC’s, mental health providers
Registration: Pre-registration is requested by October 25 to JFrutkin@servicenet.org .
NINR and the Safe to Sleep® campaign, led by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development with other collaborators, recently partnered to update a continuing education (CE) activity for nurses, Risk Reduction for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death.
The activity informs pediatric, obstetric, and neonatal nurses; nurse practitioners; nurse specialists and nurse-midwives about the latest research and risk-reduction strategies for SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. The activity can help refresh knowledge for nurses who educate family members and caregivers about caring for infants. It explains ways nurses can communicate risk-reduction messages to parents and caregivers without adding to their already busy schedules. The activity describes modeling safe infant sleep practices immediately after delivery and encourages parents and caregivers to continue these practices at home.
The CE activity is accredited by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Click here to learn more about the course.