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  • Assessment and Monitoring of the Opioid-dependent Patient (February 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location:

    Sparrow Hospital St. Lawrence Campus, 1210 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48915

    Description:

    Opioid use and dependence is continuing to challenge social work and nursing professionals nationwide. In this workshop, you will be introduced to assessment and monitoring of the opioid dependent patient. Discussion will include the importance of assessment in this patient population, monitoring patients who are prescribed opioids to treat chronic pain, and your professional role in the care of the opioid-dependent patient. Monitoring information will include Michigan Automated Prescription System Reports, urine drug screening, and opioid agreements.

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Chronic Pain Assessment (Online)

    Dates:

    This course is available 24 hours a day and will be open until June 30, 2018.

    Location:

    Non-interactive Online Course

    Description:

    Pain affects more than 100 million U.S. residents and most social workers will work with clients and families whose lives have been touched by chronic pain. This online course will review the biopsychosocial components of comprehensive pain assessment and integrative treatment approaches. Three pain assessment and management interventions appropriate for use by social workers will be emphasized.

    *Meets Pain Criteria

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Complementary Therapies in Pain Management Online Module

    Dates:

    Self paced

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This self-paced continuing education offering is intended to provide registered nurses with an overview of pain and the use of complementary therapies in pain management. This program will meet the State of Michigan requirement for 1.0 hour or continuing education in pain management.

  • Craniosacral Techniques: Part 1 (January 2018)

    Dates:

    January 26 - 30, 2018

    Location:

    East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This four and a half day course is designed to provide a solid anatomic and physiologic foundation for the diagnosis and treatment of structural problems within the craniosacral mechanism. The course has ample opportunity for hands-on experience. This course offers 35 category IA CME credits. There are prerequisites for this course.

  • Craniosacral Techniques: Part 3 (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 13 - 17, 2018

    Location:

    East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This four and a half day intense course will take what you’ve learned in the Cranial I and II courses to a new level.  You will learn to understand fascial linkages throughout the body, get more information on the cranial rhythmic impulse, how to use the CRI throughout the body for diagnosis and treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders, effect of emotions on the CRI and tissue mechanics, utilize the Becker Technique of the fulcrum, understand and treat tissue memory in physical and emotional trauma and understand the human bioenergy field and it’s relationship to the CRI in health and disease.

    Prerequisites: Principles of Manual Medicine, Craniosacral Techniques: Part I, and Craniosacral Techniques Part II

    Credit hours: 35 1-A

  • Integrated Neuromuscular and Myofascial Release (September 2018)

    Dates:

    September 14 - 16, 2018

    Location:

    Fee Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    Using an integrated myofascial approach, this course provides an intensive exposure to diagnosis of movement and postural patterns.  The fundamentals of myofascial release techniques will be applied to common pain patterns, with an emphasis on “myofascial pain syndromes." This course has prerequisites.

    Prerequisites: Principles of Manual Medicine.  Muscle Energy Part 1 and Exercise Prescription recommended but not required.

    CME: 19 1-A credits

  • Integrative Healthcare for Pain and Stress Online Self-Paced Course

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This self-paced continuing education offering is intended to allow registered nurses to experience three integrative modalities for chronic pain, realizing their application and value to address underlying dis-regulation processes in the body for patients, and to improve their self-care strategies. This course complies with the requirements for continuing nursing education and specifically satisfies the requirement for one (1.0) contact hour of pain and pain symptom management for relicensure in the state of Michigan. Course is free.

  • Introduction to Reflexology Online Module

    Dates:

    Self paced

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Reflexology is a practice based on the principles that there are reflexes in the feet and hands that correspond to all organs, glands, and parts of the body. It is a popular complementary therapy used to relieve stress, pain, and discomfort.

    Barb Brower, a certified reflexologist with over 20 years of experience offers this self-paced course. She has worked with MSU College of Nursing Professor Gwen Wyatt, PhD, RN, on a research study investigating the use of this complementary therapy by women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. You will have the opportunity to learn about the principles of reflexology, view a video demonstration of the basic techniques and be able to practice these skills as a result of completing this course.

    This course fulfills the 2.0 nursing continuing education requirement for PAIN management mandated for RN relicensure in the State of Michigan.

  • Medical Marijuana: Benefits, Risks, and Pain Management (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48083

    Description:

    Medical marijuana has been legal in Michigan since 2008, however there is still confusion and concern over the role that medical marijuana has in our state. As human service professionals, it is important to develop an awareness and understanding of its benefits to health and pain management. In addition, it is important to understand the role of medical marijuana in substance abuse treatment. In this workshop, you will learn about the benefits and risks of medical marijuana use. You will also define the healing and numbing factors related to use of medical marijuana, especially as they relate to pain management.

    Meets Pain Management Requirement
    Substance Use Specific

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Pain Management: Expanding Your Knowledge Online Module

    Dates:

    Self paced

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This self-paced continuing education offering is intended to provide registered nurses with current, evidence-based content to improve the management of pain. This course will identify challenges and opportunities in pain management. Further, it will describe evidence-based practice changes that can be implemented to improve patient comfort.

  • Principals of Manual Medicine Course (April, December 2017)

    Dates:

    • April 28 - May 1, 2017
    • December 1 - 4, 2017

    Location:

    MSUCOM, Fee Hall, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    Principles of Manual Medicine is a combination of didactic, lectures and “hands-on” experience sufficient to understand the principles involved in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders amenable to manual medicine methods. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of manual medicine into total health care.

    Credit Hours: 28 1-A

  • Social Work Continuing Education Courses and Programs

    Dates:

    Please see the Website below for specific dates and locations.

     

    Location:

    Various locations throughout Michigan

    Description:

    These professional development workshops offer a range of opportunities for professionals who are interested in developing new skills, strengthening existing skills, and seeking opportunities to network with social workers and other human service and healthcare professionals. Social work continuing education contact hours (CECHs) are available by attending any of the programs unless otherwise noted.

  • The Reign of Pain (Part 1): Emerging Concepts in the Role of the Brain in the Construction of Pain (Webinar) (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM 

    Location:

    Online webinar

    Description:

    Not all injuries cause pain, and not all pain is due to injuries. An explosion of brain research demonstrates that all pain is constructed by the brain as a danger/alarm function. It is imperative to distinguish pain caused by structural disorders from pain caused by neural pathways in the brain. Appropriate treatment of pain is guided by this distinction with the goal of resolution of pain for individuals with neural pathway induced pain.

    This webinar can be taken as a two-part series or as a stand-alone course.

    Available CECHs:

  • The Reign of Pain (Part 2): Interventions to Reverse Non-structural Chronic Pain (Webinar) (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Location:

    Online Webinar

    Description:

    Appropriate interventions for chronic pain vary depending on the source of the pain. Reversal of neural pathway-induced pain is possible, and specific interventions targeted for this condition will be described. These include education about the nature of pain, exercises to retrain pain pathways, and emotional processing techniques.

    This webinar can be taken as a two-part series or as a stand-alone course.

    Available CECHs: 1

  • Working Together to Facilitate Pain Management and Comfort with All Ages and Stages! (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

    Description:

    Pain management and comfort are often key components in client care and well-being. In this workshop, you will be provided an opportunity to gain perspective on pain and comfort theories and how to apply the science in your clinical practice. Opportunity to learn and practice strategies and comfort techniques for both children and adult populations will be included in this interactive session.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

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