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Although funding for our E-Learning program has been stopped, CEDN's YouTube channel has our prior E-Learning events for you to enjoy. CEDN is working hard to bring you new ways to participate in distance learning opportunities. Stay tuned!"

Home Based Dialysis

Event Details:
FREE webinar
Presented by CADTH
Tuesday June 6th, 2017
12-1pm CST

Free Registration

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Optimizing Medications - Cardiovascular and Diabetes

Another E-Learning event in our series on Older Adults, this program will provide health care professionals with information and resources on medication management focussing on cardiovascular medication and diabetes medications. Our presenters will also discuss resources and patients and families with their medication use.

Direct practice nurses in community, acute, and long term care facilities; managers; administrators; nurse educators; health sciences students and other allied health professionals who work with older adults will increase their knowledge of medical management.

September 20th, 2016 9am - noon

Poster

Agenda

Sign-In Sheet

Speakers Include:

  • Erin Yakiwchuk, BSP, ACPR, MSc, Clinical Pharmacist, Geriatric Evaluation & Management Program
  • Karen Jensen, MSc, BSP, Manager medSask, Your Medication Information Service​

Presentations:

Introduction to the Lower Extremity Wound Pathway

Introduction to the Lower Extremity Wound Pathway

Poster

Agenda

Presentation Slides:

YouTube Channel

Background: In 2013-14, the Provincial Leadership Team for health care in Saskatchewan identified the need for a clinical pathway for chronic leg and foot wounds. The goal of the Pathway is to engage the whole system in changes to: promote faster wound healing, control wound care costs, and reduce instance of amputation and hospitalization due to diabetic and venous wounds.

This pathway is still in development, but the provincial committee has started launching some early initiatives to build capacity for team-based wound care. These include continuing education courses for doctors and nurses, standardized wound care tools and protocols, and pilot projects to improve access to specialists and services.

This ½ day seminar in will allow leaders of the Lower Extremity Wound Pathway to give information and get feedback from health system partners.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be expected to learn

  • Why the Lower Extremity Wound Pathway was developed and how it is intended to help providers and improve outcomes for patients
  • How patients flow through the pathway
  • Why pathway tools and protocols were developed and how they can be used
  • Where to get information and support for best practice wound care

Participants are also invited to share their questions and suggestions about the pathway.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Brian Ulmer & Dr. Tessa Laubscher, Physician leads for the LEW Pathway
  • Michelle Heidel, Wound Specialist Nurse, Prairie North Health Region
  • Carolyn Morin, Enterostomal Therapy Nurse, Saskatoon Health Region

Moderator: Rhonda Darbyshire, Saskatoon Health Region

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Event Date

Thursday, March 17, 2016. 9am – 12 pm

For further information and updated documents and reference materials, please see the pathway web pages at:

Women & HIV

The burden of HIV among women is multifaceted and it is important for those working with women to be aware of the increased vulnerability women face, such as poverty, gender inequalities, trauma and violence. All of these issues pose challenges for women to access testing, care, treatment and support for HIV. Many of these issues also result in a lack of appropriate care in pregnancy, which poses an increased risk of perinatal transmission of HIV.

Poster

Key Note Speaker

Mona Loutfy, MD, FRCPC, MPH
Infectious Diseases Specialist & Clinical Researcher
Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto & Maple Leaf Medical

Agenda

Event Date

Thursday, February 25, 2016
9am-3pm

Other topics include:

  • HIV & Pregnancy
  • Primary care of women living with HIV, including mental health & addictions/harm reduction approaches
  • Medication challenges for Women Living with HIV
  • Local supports available for women living with HIV
  • Considerations for working with women in Corrections
  • LGBTQ considerations
  • Living with HIV (a peer’s perspective)
  • Cultural considerations in working with women living with HIV

Presentations

Unlocking the Mystery of Diabetic Foot Pathology

Unlocking the Mystery of Diabetic Foot Pathology - Poster

Course objectives:

  • To give an overview of diabetic statistics
  • To recognize the importance of blood glucose management in foot health
  • To discuss the vascular changes that occur over time in the diabetic limb
  • To outline the potential structural and neuropathic changes that can occur in diabetes
  • To describe the immune system alterations that can occur in the diabetic patient
  • To discuss the key components of diabetic foot ulcer management
  • To recognize when surgery might be an option

Agenda

Presentation Slides

Live Location
Saskatoon - Media Production Studio, Education Building, U of S Campus

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Speaker

Donna Flahr RN, BSN, IIWCC, MSc (WHTR) CMSN(c)
Wound Expert and Continence Advisor

Event Date

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Skin and Wound Care Refresher for LTC

Skin and Wound Care Refresher for Long Term Care - Poster

This presentation can be found on our YouTube Channel

Direct practice nurses, in community, acute and long term care facilities, managers, administrators, nurse educators, health sciences and other allied health professional who work with older adults will:

  • gain a better understanding of skin and wound assessments
  • understand best practice for assessment and treatment of skin tears
  • have increased knowledge of pressure ulcers and their prevention.

Live Location
Saskatoon - Media Production Studio, Education Building, U of S Campus

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Speaker

Donna Flahr RN, BSN, IIWCC, MSc (WHTR) CMSN(c)
Wound Expert Consultant

Penny Fentiman BSc OT

Event Date

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Update on Pain

Update on Pain - Poster

This presentation can be found on our YouTube Channel

This E-Learning event will include a review of pain assessment skills and appropriate use of tools, a discussion of changing attitudes around pain and an introduction to the Saskatchewan Provincial Pain Strategy.

Nurses, allied health professionals, family physicians, researchers, educators, administrators and health sciences students will increase their knowledge of the current best practices in pain management.

Live Location
Saskatoon - Media Production Studio, Education Building, U of S Campus

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Speakers

Glen-mary Christopher

Glen-mary Christopher has been an RN for 12 years, practicing in tertiary emergency, rural critical care, nursing education, and most recently, moved into a home care management role. She is currently employed by Sunrise Health Region, and also operates a private foot care business to provide nursing foot care for elderly clients in their homes.

Glen-mary is the President of the Pain Management Professional Practice Group, and is passionate about advancing pain management infrastructure in Saskatchewan so healthcare professionals can better meet the needs of people in pain.

Dr. Krista Baerg

Dr. Krista Baerg is a general pediatrician and associate professor at University of Saskatchewan. She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Pediatric Complex Pain Clinic team that serves children and youth age 6-18 with pain related disability. In addition, she is an active member of the Interprofessional Pediatric-Pain Practice Council, advocating for improved pain assessment and management in Saskatoon Health Region. Nationally, she is an active member of the Canadian Paediatric Society, currently serving as president of the section of Community Paediatrics.​

Event Date

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Beyond the Flashback: Trauma Informed Care

Beyond the Flashback: Trauma Informed Care - Poster

This presentation can be found on our YouTube Channel

Description

Trauma Informed Care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both clients and care providers and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

Objectives

  • To enhance the capacity of individuals, organizations, communities and systems to better meet the needs of people who had been affected by trauma

Resources

Optimizing Medications for Older Adults

Optimizing Medications for Older Adults - Flyer

This presentation can be found on our YouTube Channel

Another E-Learning event in our series on Older Adults, this program will provide health care professionals with information and resources on medication management including assessment tips, how to use guidelines and targets appropriately and deprescribing.

Direct practice nurses in community, acute, and long term care facilities; managers; administrators; nurse educators; health sciences students and other allied health professionals who work with older adults will increase their knowledge of medical management.

Live Location
Saskatoon - Studio, University of Saskatchewan Campus; Education Building

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Speakers

Julia Bareham BSP, MSc
Pharmacist, Long-Term Care Project
RxFiles Academic Detailing Service

Dr. Brian Martens, M.D.
Family Physician

Moderator
Michele Tardivel, BSP

Event Date

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Three Ds of Older Adults - Dementia, Delirium and Depression

Three Ds: Dementia, Delirium & Depression - Poster

This presentation can be found on our YouTube Channel

Target audience:direct practice nurses in community, acute, and long term care facilities; managers; administrators; nurse educators; health sciences students and other allied health professionals who work with older adults.

Program description: Nurses, allied health professionals, researchers, educators, administrators and health sciences students will increase their knowledge of the three D's, dementia, delirium, and depression, which can affect older adult populations.  Continuing on from the previous e-learning of dementia, the program will build on information delivered on the Dementia Management and Care e-learning session on October 2, 204 and will provide an overview of the differences between dementia, delirium and depression in older adults, assessment, and the care and management, based on currently known best practice.  Content will also include information about pharmacological and non-pharma management of the three diagnoses and practical application of interventions across the continuum of care.​​​

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