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The Alabama Community Coalition Statewide hosted a meeting for a virtual education event on chronic kidney disease awareness and prevention.

Learn more about:

  • The impact of chronic kidney disease in Alabama
  • Alabama’s statewide progress on kidney disease-related performance metrics
  • Up-to-date guidance on timely screening and interventions for chronic kidney disease
  • Access to clinical decision support tools and resources to engage patients, families, and care partners in early detection
  • Learn about on-going disease management efforts to help delay or prevent the progression of kidney failure for people at risk for kidney disease.

The Role of Pharmacological Agents in the Prevention and Mitigation of Delirium

  • Evidence based content on identifying medications that can cause delirium
  • Suggestions on deprescribing of deliriogenic medications
  • Alternatives to deliriogenic medications
  • Use of medications to alleviate/mitigate symptoms of hyperactive behaviors
  1. Learn how the virtual decision guide “Go To The Hospital or Stay Here” can be used to facilitate change of condition conversations and reduce readmissions.
  2. Benefit from peer-to-peer sharing of implementation best practices, including use by hospitals and other post-acute care partners.
  3. Hear about tools and resources to support implementation.

Burnout and compassion fatigue are very common for individuals working in medical and other helping professions. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the concepts and encourage attendees to consider how these signs and symptoms show up on an individual level. The presentation will also review some key strategies and techniques for preventing and responding to these conditions. Attendees will be asked to select one strategy to integrate into their lives that fosters self-care.

Delirium is a common and potentially preventable complication of illness or injury, especially for those individuals of advanced age and/or baseline cognitive impairment. Please join us for a series of discussions surrounding the following topics related to delirium prevention, identification, treatment and management. Case examples across the health care continuum will be introduced to facilitate relatability. Each session will be 30 minutes in length.

Delirium is a common and potentially preventable complication of illness or injury, especially for those individuals of advanced age and/or baseline cognitive impairment. Please join us for a series of discussions surrounding the following topics related to delirium prevention, identification, treatment and management. Case examples across the health care continuum will be introduced to facilitate relatability. Each session will be 30 minutes in length.

This session will provide participants with information about the disease of opioid use disorder (including the elderly population); opioid pharmacology; stigma and drug addiction; harmful consequences of opioid abuse and basic approaches to prevent and treat opioid use disorders. The importance of universally screening patients for substance use disorder and opioid use disorder will also be discussed. Participants will gain an understanding of the SBIRT model and knowledge of the tools used in identifying and assisting patients in primary care or other settings, who are at risk for mild, moderate, or potentially excessive use of alcohol, opioids, or other drugs.

Join us to learn about one health system’s experience implementing remote patient monitoring (RPM). This approach has helped to provide a safe transition of care for patients suspected of having COVID (PUI) and COVID positive patients who were discharged from the ED. When properly implemented, remote patient monitoring prevents avoidable readmissions. Together, we will learn about the elements of an effective RPM program used during COVID and consider the potential for future RPM use in helping to manage patients with chronic diseases.

In this webinar, participants will learn about the dangers associated with opioid misuse. The relationship between increased risk of opioid use disorder when patients/clients are experiencing mental health and physical issues will be presented. The risk associated with specific disorders such as depression and post-traumatic disorder (PTSD) and opioid misuse will also be shared with participants. Additionally, the changes in the brain that occur with opioid misuse will be emphasized. Participants will have an opportunity to actively participate by posting questions and sharing comments.

The holiday season adds another layer of complexity to leading teams working to build resilience and establish a new normal. Join our conversation as we talk about approaches and resources for successfully leading, recognizing, and supporting teams through and beyond the holidays.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the sessions, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the elements of building resilience.
  2. Discuss the impact of trauma on attempts to return to normalcy.
  3. Use skills to assist themselves in finding individual methods to increase mindfulness and decrease stress.

In this workshop, participants will learn about the trends associated with prescribing opioids for pain. The current guidance information on how to prescribe and monitor the use of opioids will be presented. Participants will also learn about effective prevention strategies that decrease the negative consequences associated with opioid misuse and overdose. Prevention strategies currently being utilized across the country will be explored and discussed. Participants will also be given an opportunity to discuss some of these trends with colleagues and get many of their questions answered about opioid misuse.

In this session, attendees will learn key information about opioid use prevention, national and state (Louisiana) opioid overdose data, how to correctly use NARCAN (Naloxone) and Good Samaritan Laws specific to Louisiana. The presenter will also provide resources for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment in Louisiana and answer questions from attendees.

Advancing health equity requires a multifaceted approach. Join the conversation with our esteemed speaker as we learn about the Brooks PETAL Framework and how to use the framework as a guide for integrating a community driven approach to health equity into our work.

Following this session, learners will be better able to:

  1. Identify an approach for integrating health equity
  2. Adopt the Brooks PETAL Health Equity Framework (Prioritize health equity; Engage the community; Target health disparities; Act on the data; and Learn and improve)

This online workshop will provide an overview of the neurobiology of pain. Specific areas of the brain that process pain will be presented. Participants will also learn how opioids are used to treat pain and the limitations of this strategy. In addition, the multitude of evidence-based approaches to treat pain will be a focus of the workshop. Each participant will get an opportunity to actively participate in the workshop.

Care transitions are times when hospitalized older adults are vulnerable to poor clinical outcomes such as medication errors, readmission, and even death. Well-executed care transitions incorporate effective communication and shared decision making between patients, care partners, and providers along with accurate medication reconciliation, planned follow-up, and education on reportable signs and symptoms of clinical changes.

In this presentation, we will discuss COVID 19’s impact on the delivery of effective transitional care and troubleshoot potential solutions to address these care barriers.

As addictions professionals, we often have gaps in our education around the basics of how our brain functions as well how that functioning is impacted by substance use, addiction, and recovery. Neuroscience of Addiction is a foundational course designed to introduce the fundamentals of brain functioning in ways that are both understandable and can be effectively utilized in treatment.

Event Description:
Patient and family experiences with transitions of care provide insights into opportunities to improve cross-setting care transitional processes and improve customer experience scores. Together, we will learn from Dr. Jacqueline Lamanna’s research how patients and families felt about their transition experiences and their perceptions of the greatest risk factors for readmission.

 

Event Description:

In this session, participants will learn what opioids are and the different types that define them, the benefits and dangers of opioid use and the metabolic impact of opioids on older adults such as mobility, increased falls etc. The side effects of opioids and the signs of overdose in addition to the benefits of coprescribing Naloxone will also be discussed.