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March '14 - Caring for Drug Exposed Infants; antenatal and postnatal effects of maternal drug use during pregnancy & lactation

  • Recognize the magnitude of the problem in North America and Globally
  • Learn about the effects of maternal medications such as opioids and anti-depressants on the newborn.
  • Identify mothers and newborns most at risk for medication side effects.
  • Highlight tools and strategies for best practice antenatal medication assessment that will better prepare care providers to anticipate possible effects on the mother and newborn.
  • Examine the spectrum of neonatal withdrawal/abstinence from antenatal to postnatal exposure.

November '13 - TB 101

  • Understand the processes, which support safe and uniform standards of practice in the administration of the TST test.
  • Understand the processes, which support an accurate and uniform standard of practice in reading and interpreting the TST results.
  • Increase knowledge of the importance of appropriate documentation and reporting of TST results and subsequent identification of persons at increased risk of developing TB.
  • Standardize the approach to the management of positive tuberculin skin tests.
  • Prepare them to appropriately manage adverse reactions.
  • Increase their knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the TB Control Program of Saskatchewan.

October '13 - Promoting Healthy Weight in Children and Youth in Saskatchewan

  • Understand the determinants of healthy weight in children and youth.
  • Understand the relationship between healthy weight in children and youth and health throughout the lifespan.
  • Prepare them to use strategies to develop plans or programs that will support healthy weight in children and youth in Saskatchewan.
  • Prepare them to identify and recognize opportunities for partnerships as they plan or develop interventions or programs aimed at supporting healthy weight in children and youth in Saskatchewan.
  • Increase their knowledge about the work of partners in the health, education, human service sectors and communities to meet Government defined healthy child.

February '13 - Demystify Dental Health and Disease - Lessons Learned in Saskatchewan

  • Understand the determinants of oral health.
  • Understand the relationship between oral health and systemic health throughout the lifespan.
  • Prepare them to use the tools that are available for assessment of oral health.
  • Prepare them to recognize pathology and facilitate timely referral to oral health care professions.
  • Increase their knowledge about the work of the Oral Health Coalition in Saskatchewan.
  • Increase their knowledge about the special conditions in Northern Saskatchewan.

January '13 - Harm Reduction Within A Continuum of Care

  • Understand the application of harm reduction principles to addictions care, particularly in relation to injection drug use.
  • Correcting the misconceptions or misunderstandings regarding harm reduction.
  • Understand the role harm reduction plays in a continuum of care and in various settings.
  • Familiarize themselves with techniques or initiatives in engaging people with substance abuse issues.
  • Learn about innovative ways to apply harm reduction approaches in various settings

April '12 - Breastfeeding: Education and Support

  • To provide up-to-date information about breastfeeding, BFI, medical indications for use of infant formula, special considerations in breastfeeding and the transition for moms from prenatal, birth to community and how health care providers can support women to successfully breastfeed until the child is two years of age.
  • To identify Saskatchewan experts in the area of breastfeeding support.
  • To support the learning needs of health care providers in Saskatchewan around breastfeeding.
  • To increase awareness of inter-professional roles in the breastfeeding journey.
  • To move BFI forward in Saskatchewan

March '12 - Pregnancy and HIV: Promoting Healthy Conception and Motherhood

  • to introduce the clinical and social issues related to pregnancy, pregnancy planning, conception and motherhood for people living with HIV and their partners
  • describe the Canadian Fertility Program including the National Pregnancy Planning Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • reduce HIV-related stigma regarding pregnancy and HIV

February '12 - HIV Treatment in Saskatchewan

  • HIV Foundations
  • Newly Diagnosed
  • HIV Viral Replication Cycle
  • Starting HIV Treatment in Saskatchewan
  • Medication Adherence, Resistance and Side Effects
  • HIV/Hep C co-infection
  • Panel of PLWHAs to talk about their experiences with HIV treatment and care, including those who have chosen NOT to participate in treatment

November '10 - Maternal Mental Health: Understanding, Care and Support

  • Depression, anxiety, blues, pinks, psychosis - what are the signs and symptoms?
  • Screening - Using the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS)
  • Medical Management - women with maternal mental health problems and women with existing concerns
  • Facilitating a postpartum depression support group
  • psychological interventions, and promoting positive maternal mental health

June '10 - Practical Insulin Management: A Workshop for Healthcare Professionals

  • Transfer of medical function: The regulatory perspective
  • The Saskatchewan Insulin Adjustment Module - Adapting the template & implementing it
  • New insulin products for diabetes management
  • Basic carbohydrate counting and practical applications
  • Insulin management: Case studies and discussions
  • New insulin adjustment module: Fasting for tests or procedures

May ' 10 - E-Health in Saskatchewan Nursing: Current & Future State

  • Introduction to the NurseONE portal (examples of its use in practice)
  • Using electronic Health Records used in primary health care
  • Using new technologies for learning

March ’10 – Empowering Health Consumers: Discovering Healthline Online

  • Health Condition topics, which cover diagnosed conditions, and Symptom-based topics, which are used to assess people’s health concerns and determine when to seek care from a health professional.
  • Decision Points give people the framework and information to make personal health decisions about tests and treatment options.
  • Action sets provide people with in-depth information and practical tools to help them take action in managing chronic illnesses and gain a sense of control over their health.
  • Interactive tools help people assess health statuses or issues based on their personal data; examples include Risk of Heart Disease, Activity Calorie Calculator, Cost of Smoking, Risk of Depression, and Fertility Calculator.
  • Wellness, prevention and healthy living topics which cover everyday health issues that concern everyone and that can have a major affect on a person’s general health such as nutrition, stress management, fitness, and quitting smoking.

March ’10 – Becoming A Mentor with Linda Ferguson

  • Mentoring – what is it?  Formal and informal
  • Benefits of mentoring – to the new nurse, experienced nurse and the nursing unit
  • Roles that mentors can and do fill
  • Characteristics of effective mentors
  • The role of the protégé
  • The mentoring process – how to start and sustain it

March ’10 – Clinical Evidence in Everyday Practice: An Easy Approach

  • Planning your Search for Evidence
  • Findings from Our Search
  • Appraising the evidence to determine quality and value
  • Linking the Results Back to the Clinical Practice Case

February ’10 – Comprehensive School Health in Action: Using the Renewed Provincial Health Education Curriculum

  • Joint Consortium on School Health
  • Health Promoting School Activity
  • Comprehensive School Health Discussion                            
  • Curriculum Review
  • Resource Development