Northeast in O'Neill to host annual health conference

by amandab  6/8/2016 9:03:53 AM -- 

O’NEILL – A number of sessions will be held during Northeast Community College’s 2016 O’Neill Health Conference. Upon completion of the conference, participants will identify strategies for effectively assisting patients with healthy lifestyle changes to improve patient outcomes. The conference will be held Tuesday, June 28, from 8:30 a.m-4 p.m. in the O’Neill Community Center, 501 S. 4th Street. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.

Following registration, breakfast, welcome and announcements, Norman Small, as DR. E.R. and Master of Ceremony, will lead participants through a day of learning by bringing laughter to healthcare. Dr. E.R. is a Nationally Certified Caring Clown for hospitals and nursing homes in Northeast Nebraska. As a Caring Clown, Dr. E.R. strives to bring a little laughter to the sick so they may continue to heal.

Thomas Brandt, MD, FACC, will present the program, “Heart Disease in Women.” During this session, participants will classify cardiovascular diseases that exclusively affect women. The session will dispel common myths about women and cardiovascular disease.

“Nutrition: Size Matters,” will be covered by Amy Ries, MA, RA, LMNT. This session will discuss the MyPlate Nutrition model and highlight the information available for patients. Participants will examine recommended portion sizes and commonly consumed portion sizes. There will be a hands-on activity to summarize nutritional values of ingredients in recipes.

Wayne Scheidemann, MD, will lead a discussion on “Issues of Mobility in Musculoskeletal Health.” In this session, participants will name osteoporosis consequences to the musculoskeletal system and participate in identifying quality of life in regards to the aging and deterioration issues in skeletal disorders.

“Spinal Health: It Could Change Your Life,” will be led by Daniel Nekolite, DC. In this session, participants will review the purpose of the spine. They will also identify how mechanics rule physiology and define the subluxation complex.

Blood sugar and blood pressure screenings will be also available during the conference. Those planning to take advantage of the blood sugar screening should fast for ten hours prior to the screening.

The conference has been approved by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval and Recognition Program (CEARP) for six nurse contact hours of continuing education. 

Pre-registration is requested by June 24, with a cost of $75.  Participants are asked to register with course number NURS 5115 and CRN #60004. Attendance for the entire day and an evaluation at the workshop conclusion is required for contact hours.

To register, for further information or a schedule of the conference, contact Northeast Community College in O’Neill at (402) 336-3590 or (800) 421-6322. Completed registration forms and payment may also be sent to the Northeast Community Extended Campus, P.O. Box 269, O’Neill, NE 68763-0269. For more information about contact hours, contact Heather Claussen, director of allied health at Northeast, at (402) 844-7334.

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