Aug
12
to Oct 6

School Nurse Certification Examination Review - Online

This eight week ON-LINE certification review course covers the content areas included in the school nurse certification exam. Utilizing textbooks, review books, manuals and internet sites, this program will provide the participant with skills and strategies to pass the examination. 

The attendee will have one week to complete each session and corresponding pre-test before they are given access to the next week’s materials. Access to the materials for each session will begin on Saturday and end on Friday. If you do not complete a session before 5pm on Friday (each week) you will no longer have access to it and we will be unable to award credit for that session. Once you register for this online course using the Registration tab above, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the online materials. Our registration staff is here to help, so please don’t hesitate to email us if you have questions – registration@mahec.net. 

  • August 12 - 18, 2017 - Session 1 - Introduction and Health Appraisal: Part I

  • August 19 - 25, 2017 - Session 2 - Health Appraisal: Part II

  • August 26 - September 1, 2017 - Session 3 - Special Health Issues

  • September 2 - 8, 2017 - Session 4 - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • September 9 - 15, 2017 - Session 5 - Professional Issues

  • September 16 - 22, 2017 - Session 6 - Health Problems: Part I

  • September 23 - 29, 2017 - Session 7 - Health Problems: Part II

  • September 30 - October 6, 2017 - Session 8 - Test Taking Strategies

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34th Annual North Carolina School Nurse Conference
Dec
7
to Dec 8

34th Annual North Carolina School Nurse Conference

Join us for the 34th Annual North Carolina School Nurse Conference. This conference, with over 500 annual participants, offers extensive opportunities for professional development to advance the practice of school nurses. Participants can learn from national, state and local experts, network with professionals from a variety of backgrounds and discover cutting-edge resources from over 30 exhibitors. With over thirty educational sessions to choose from, participants can customize a learning experience to meet their needs.

This Conference is sponsored by the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, in collaboration with the Children and Youth Branch of the North Carolina Division of Public Health.

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May
12
8:30am 8:30am

Northwest Region Spring SNANC Meeting - Pediatric Diabetes Update for School Nurses

  • Forsyth County Department of Public Health (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hosted by: Davie and Forsyth County School Nurses

Program Overview

School-age children and adolescents spend half of their waking hours in school. If they have diabetes, they will need support in school to ensure a safe learning environment. As diabetes management in children and adolescents requires complex daily management skills, it is important that school nurses understand current treatment plans for diabetes management and the type of issues that affect students with this disease to ensure their safety in the school setting.

Faculty

Ann Neighbours Jessup, PhD, RN, FNP-BCN

Clinical Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing

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May
5
9:00am 9:00am

Central Region SNANC Spring Meeting

  • Wake County Common Building, Room 100 B&C (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Trauma Informed Care in Schools
Learning Outcome
Participant will know to the nature, prevalence, and impact of trauma among school aged children. Description
of trauma informed care across service settings with specific application approaches for nurses in school
settings.
Objectives
1. Explain the need for trauma informed care and describe three general tenants or recommendations for
incorporating this approach.
2. Express awareness of practical ways to integrate trauma informed care into current practice and
existing evidence-based models that attend to traumatized children in schools.
Target Audience
School nurses and other healthcare professionals working with students, parents and staff in the school setting

 

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Apr
26
9:00am 9:00am

The Many Faces of Opioid and Heroin Addiction

Event Objectives:

- Identify recent trends in opioid prescribing and prescription opioid misuse in North Carolina

- Review how opioid and heroin abuse impacts numerous demographic groups including neonates, families, veterans, and the elderly

- Understand the management of infants exposed to opiates and other neuro affecting drugs using a multi-protocol approach

- Summarize age-related changes that affect pain management

- Discuss how opioid and heroin abuse is affecting the veteran population

- Discuss and the new opioid guidelines and educational resources related to opioids

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Apr
24
8:30am 8:30am

Mountain Region SNANC Spring Meeting 2017

The Spring 2017 Meeting for the School Nurse Association of North Carolina (SNANC) will provide school nurses with valuable information related to the three types of Idiopathic Scoliosis, as well as treatment modalities for this clinical situation. This program will enable the learner to understand concept mapping as a career and legacy using Boyer's Model of Scholarship for the purposes of legacy identification. Participants will be able to declare a career of purposefulness through a Legacy Map and its associated processes.

 

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Apr
21
8:25am 8:25am

Navigating the Journey of Pediatric Diabetes: Closing the Gaps

The purpose of this activity is to educate medical providers of all levels on the current diagnostic, treatment, and long-term management strategies for children and teenagers with diabetes. Participants attending this session will be able to correctly identify actions to manage the diabetic patient from childhood to college.

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Mar
31
7:30am 7:30am

Transforming Lives: Overcoming Stigma in Mental Illness

Learning Objectives At the conclusion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

 Identify approaches and strategies for combating stigma.  

Recognize the role that the media plays in promulgating negative stereotypes about mental illness.  

 Discuss how local schools deal with mental illness.  

 Identify the role of race in perceptions about mental illness disparities.   

Recognize the legal and social barriers facing people living with mental illness.  Identify factors that lead to compassion fatigue by those responsible for the care of people living with mental illness. 

Relate through personal stories those that have suffered from the stigma of living with mental illness, with an emphasis on positive ways of coping with the stigma. 

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Mar
18
to May 12

Online School Nurse Certification Examination Review

Description:

This eight week on-line certification review course covers the content areas included in the school nurse certification exam. Utilizing textbooks, review books, manuals and internet sites, this program will provide the participant with skills and strategies to pass the examination.

The attendee will have one week to complete each session and corresponding pre-test before they are given access to the next week’s materials. Access to the materials for each session will begin on Saturday and end on Friday. If you do not complete a session before 5pm on Friday (each week) you will no longer have access to it and we will be unable to award credit for that session. Once you register for this online course using the Registration tab above, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the online materials. Our registration staff is here to help, so please don’t hesitate to email us if you have questions – registration@mahec.net.


  • March 18 - 24, 2017 - Session 1 - Introduction and Health Appraisal: Part I

  • March 25 - 31, 2017 - Session 2 - Health Appraisal: Part II

  • April 1 - 7, 2017 - Session 3 - Special Health Issues

  • April 8 - 14, 2017 - Session 4 - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • April 15 - 21, 2017 - Session 5 - Professional Issues

  • April 22 - 28, 2017 - Session 6 - Health Problems: Part I

  • April 29 - May 5, 2017 - Session 7 - Health Problems: Part II

  • May 6 - 12, 2017 - Session 8 - Test Taking Strategies
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Mar
9
8:30am 8:30am

Assessing and Treatment of Children: Mood Disorder vs. ADHD vs. The Garbage Can

About the Workshop

Nearly five million children in the United States have some type of serious mental illness and 20% of children will be diagnosed with a mental illness. The most common childhood mental disorders are anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and disruptive behavior disorders. Establishing a diagnosis in children can be challenging. Multiple factors and variables can contribute to the diagnostic picture including physical, psychological, and emotional changes that occur with natural growth and development, the maturation process, and their ability to cope and adapt to the world around them. In recent times, mental health professionals are more and more perplexed by the research on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) versus mood disorders versus garbage can diagnosis such as oppositional defiant disorder. This workshop will attempt to mete out what is diagnostic versus what is useful in the assessment and treatment of children with complex presentations during evaluation. A live assessment will be demonstrated by the presenter.

Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should increase their ability to effectively care for clients by being able to: • Describe a life span, developmental approach to assessment • Utilize a dimensional approach to assessment • Identify how to incorporate a strength-based approach to boost client change • Apply the next step of assessment to treatment if

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Mar
3
8:00am 8:00am

Diabetes Education Conference 2017

This conference will enable the participant to improve their clinical practice knowledge related to the care of people with diabetes. Hot topics include the diabetes self management education algorithm of care, challenges of hypoglycemia, diabetes and pregnancy, medication management in persons with renal disease, and culturally relevant nutrition in managing diabetes. A panel of diabetes educators will explore unique solutions to participant’s specific patient issues. 

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Mar
1
8:30am 8:30am

Children with Sensory Processing Differences: Approaches to Supporting Engagement & Participation

  • Eastern Area Health Education Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

About the Workshop

In this workshop, we will explore sensory processing differences in children under the age of 18, with particular attention to those with developmental disabilities. We also will discuss appropriate, evidence-based interventions to help children and their caregivers address difficulties that arise from those differences. The present- er will provide concrete examples of strategies that can be used in children’s typical contexts/natural environments.

Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should increase their ability to effectively care for clients by being able to: • Identify the three primary patterns of sensory processing and some of the behaviors associated with each pattern • Describe how factors related to the child, the environment, and specific activities come together to influence the child’s reaction to sensory experiences • Discuss general guidelines and specific strategies for intervention that can be implemented in natural environments (home, school, community); as well as implement these skills in their daily practice

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Feb
3
8:30am 8:30am

Managing the Pain: An Overview of Treating Trauma in Children Through Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Eastern Area Health Education Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

About the Workshop

Treating trauma and traumatic-grief in children can be a complex task. Effective treatment requires the use of an approach that is supported by research such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Providers and caregivers often wonder what is involved in TF-CBT and how does it differ from “traditional” CBT? What children and caregivers are appropriate for this model? This program will answer these questions as well as covering recommended assessments, goals of treatment, and information about how to become trained. The second half of the program will provide direct and specific strategies for assisting children and their parents with managing the symptoms related to PTSD. This will include cognitive, emotional, and behavioral approaches.

Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should increase their ability to effectively care for clients by being able to: • Explain the benefits and expected outcomes of TF-CBT • Identify children who are appropriate for this treatment • List specific strategies to assist children and families with problem behaviors and emotions related to trauma; as well as implement these skills in their daily practice.

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Jan
24
8:30am 8:30am

Engaging Children in Therapy: Strategies and Stories

  • Eastern Area Health Education Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

About the Workshop

We are often trained to work with adults, or children, but rarely have we learned how to be most effective in engaging children AND adults together in therapy. This workshop will offer research-informed strategies for engaging children of all ages in family intervention work. Consideration of normative and non-normative development across young and older children will be included; as well as how to advocate for relational and systemic interventions in the workplace.

Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should increase their ability to effectively care for clients by being able to: • Discuss the benefits of relational and systemic perspectives on engaging children in therapy • Explore early to late childhood normative and non-normative expressions of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors commonly witnessed in therapy • Address how the provider can engage children more successfully in therapy work • Identify strategies that will help enhance the therapeutic experience for the child, family members, and providers; as well as implement these skills in their daily practice.

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Jan
17
to Jan 18

Southern Regional AHEC - 15th Annual School Nurse Conference

Event Objectives:

- Identify medical and behavioral symptoms of eating disorders in children and adolescents;

- Develop collaborative relationships with multidisciplinary treatment teams, including teachers, coaches, physicians, mental health providers, and parents, to ensure students receive the appropriate level of care for an identified eating disorder;

- Recognize needs and create a treatment plan to facilitate the student's re-entry into the school environment following eating disorders treatment;

- Discuss how pollutants in the air impact children’s performance;

- Identify appropriate channels of delegation for nurses in the school setting;

- Describe gang violence is NC schools;

- Identify classroom behaviors that can be red flags of vision problems;

- Discuss tips for managing anxiety in school age children;

- Discuss appropriate treatment of upper extremity injuries in the school setting;

- Describe assessment skills for the lower extremity;

- Identify mental and physical health concerns for the transgender person.

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Dec
2
8:50am 8:50am

Northwest- SNANC Fall Regional Meeting Genetic Conditions: Caring for Children with Genetic Conditions and their Families

Hosted by:  Rockingham County School Nurses

This workshop is designed to review and update topics related to the care of children with genetic conditions. This information will assist school nurses in the development of individual health plans; provide input as part of the IEP team and to assist connecting students and their families with community resources.

Marcia Van Riper, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Chair, Family Health Division
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing
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Nov
30
9:00am 9:00am

Central Region SNANC Educational Meeting

Working with Transgender Children and Adolescents

Purpose:  The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to increase awareness, understanding and impact when working with transgender children and adolescents as healthcare providers.

Objectives:  Identify specific ways school nurses can provide gender affirming healthcare in order to improve the safety, well-being and health of transgender children and adolescents.

Target Audience:  School nurses and other healthcare professionals working with students, parents and staff in the school setting

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Nov
16
8:30am 8:30am

School Health Updates- 2-Part Workshop: 'Substance Abuse Trends in School-Age Students' and 'Red Flags for Pediatric Infectious Disease'

Morning Session (New Topic!):
"Substance Abuse Trends in School-Age Students: What Nurses Need to Know for Assessment & Intervention"
8:30 am - 11:45 am
3.0 CNE Contact Hours
In this session, the most common illegal and prescription drugs abused by school age children are discussed, as well as common side effects, and red flags to identify when students are abusing these drugs. Helpful Internet resources for the school nurse are also identified during the lecture.
Objectives
• Outline the most common drugs and illegal substances used by students and their physical and emotional effects
• Discuss red flags in assessment of students that may be abusing both prescription and non prescription drugs and illegal substances
• Identify interviewing strategies of students who may be abusing

Afternoon Session (Back by Popular Demand!):
“Red Flags for Pediatric Infectious Diseases Encountered in the School Setting”
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
3.0 CNE Contact Hours
For the afternoon session, we will review the most common pediatric infectious diseases and “red flags” of physical assessment that school nurses should be aware of in order to assess and triage ill children in the school setting. We will review basic physical assessment of the school age child in relation to body systems.
Objectives
• Identify background, epidemiology, signs and symptoms, treatment and guidance for the most common pediatric infectious diseases
• Review basic physical assessment of the school age child

Full Day Option--Attend Both Sessions!
6.0 CNE contact hours will be provided for those attending both the morning and the afternoon sessions.
Light breakfast and lunch will be provided for those who attend the full day.

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Nov
14
11:30am11:30am

Pediatric Health Emergencies Encountered in the School Setting: A Course for School Nurses

  • MAHEC Mary C. Nesbitt Biltmore Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This program will review the most common pediatric health
emergencies seen in the school setting and basic physical
assessment related to those health emergencies. This course
is to help school nurses be aware of important elements to
consider during a health emergency and be able to assess
and triage ill children in the school setting. We will review
basic physical assessment of the school age child in relation
to body systems and practice exam skills such as otoscopy,
cranial nurse exams, and teen health history taking.

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Nov
11
9:00am 9:00am

Northeast Region SNANC Meeting & Program Allergies, Anaphylaxis & ABCs: from the Classroom to the Cafeteria – Managing Allergies in the School Setting

  • The Education Center at Eastern AHEC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This program will enable the school nurse and other school staff to
improve their knowledge of food and other allergies in the school age
child and develop strategies to assess, support and manage various allergies
and recognize signs and symptoms of allergic reactions including
potential for life threatening anaphylaxis.

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Nov
4
7:30am 7:30am

The 2016 Diabetes Summit

  • Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Room GW190 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This symposium is designed to provide educational opportunities for healthcare professionals to gain knowledge about specific topics in the field of adult and pediatric diabetes. It is imperative that healthcare professionals remain educated in all aspects of their patient's care, from the clinical to the behavioral. This knowledge-based activity is designed to provide physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals with the most current trends and treatment strategies for diabetic patients.

 

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May
23
to Dec 31

You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention Continuing Education Training Self-Study Guide

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of health professionals who provide and/or promote immunizations including physicians, registered nurses, and pharmacists.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be better able to describe the burden of HPV disease, define the importance of the HPV vaccine recommendation, locate resources and provide accurate and appropriate counsel for patients and their families. This is a free CME self-study course sponsored by Wake Forest School of Medicine that provides 1.4 contact hours.

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