Nurses Training Day September 12, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
9:00- 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 11:45 Stroke Prevention, Assessment and Treatment
Overview of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
Hasan Askari MD
Pennsylvania Healthcare Center
Pennsylvania Institute of Neurology
11:45- 1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00- 3:00 Music Therapy and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Anita L. Gadberry, Ph.D., MT-BC
Director of Music Therapy, Marywood University
Participants will engage in music making experiences to learn a few of the reasons music therapy is beneficial for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Support staff will learn three ways to utilize music in everyday activities. Specifically discussing using music for reducing agitation, completing tasks, and having meaningful moments with others.
3:00-3:30 Q&A Evaluations
CEU's for Licensed Nurses-Geisinger Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Registration deadline Sept 5, 2013
To register a group of participants, please contact Lesley Murphy (HCQU Secretary) at (570) 271-7240 for seating availability.
To cancel your attendance, please click "contact the organizer" on the bottom right corner of the web page and send an email.
When & Where
Central Pa Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU)
The Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU) works in conjunction with mental retardation programs in 13 Central Pennsylvania counties to provide health care management services for adult persons with developmental disabilities (formerly known as MR). The vision of the HCQU is that all people with developmental disabilities living in Pennsylvania are provided with the finest community services in the nation, assuring the best possible physical and behavioral health. Our purpose is to build capacity and competency in those receiving care and those providing care. The goal of the HCQU is to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities are as healthy as they can be and can fully participate in community life.
One way we do this is to provide health related trainings to caregivers so that they can better assist persons with developmental disabilities. We focus on individual outcomes, enhanced physical and behavioral health, and an organized system of care.
Central Pa. Health Care Quality Unit
100 N. Academy Avenue
Danville, Pa 17822
Ph. (570) 271-7240
Fax (570) 271-7241