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Upcoming Continuing Education Programs

Pee Dee AHEC Renal Symposium to Feature National Speaker and Triathlete Shad Ireland:
“No Limitations. Only Inspiration”

Pee Dee AHEC will welcome nationally known triathlete and lifelong renal patient Shad Ireland on March 5 as a guest speaker at the 2015 Renal Symposium: Understanding the Challenges of Renal Disease and Shaping the Outcomes for Future Generations.  

Mr. Ireland was diagnosed with diseased kidneys at age 11 and he underwent dialysis and two unsuccessful kidney transplants in subsequent years. Doctors told him that he would probably not live past age 25. In 1993, Mr. Ireland witnessed Julie Moss crawl to the finish line of the Ironman Triathlon. The finish inspired Mr. Ireland and he decided that he would be a triathlete one day. Though he weighed only 85 pounds at the beginning of training and could not walk on the treadmill for 20-seconds without becoming winded, Mr. Ireland began seriously preparing for the Ironman competition. He went on to become the first dialysis patient to complete the course in 2004.

The symposium will also feature lectures from local renal care providers identifying ways to assist patients with renal disease, while protecting against and preventing further renal insufficiency whenever possible.
 
For additional information, please contact Pee Dee AHEC CE Coordinator Cheryl Neuner, BSN, at 843-777-5347.




Lowcountry AHEC Offering Oncology Certified Nurse Review Course in April

Lowcountry AHEC will offer an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) Review Course on April 9 at Roper St. Francis Professional Development Offices in Charleston.  The course will provide a high level overview of oncology nursing principles of practice to assist nurses with preparation for the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) OCN examination.  Michele Gaguski, MSN, RN, AOCN, CHPN, ARN-C will be the instructor and the program will offer 7.0 nursing contact hours.


Please visit www.lcahec.com for further information and to register. 




Pee Dee AHEC Offering Rehabilitation Training for Osteoporosis

Pee Dee AHEC is partnering with Dennis Finley, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Conway Medical Center to provide a two-day training program “Osteoporosis: A Comprehensive Strategy” January 31 and February 1 at Conway Medical Center. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation’s website:
                 
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It happens when you lose too much bone, make too little bone or both. As a result, your bones become weak and may break from a minor fall or, in serious cases, even from simple actions, like sneezing or bumping into furniture… About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Studies suggest that approximately one in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis.  

Sara M. Meeks, PT, NS, GCS, KYT, founder of the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Geriatrics Special Interest Group on Osteoporosis and author of Walk Tall! A Program for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis will be the presenter for the training program.
 
For more information, please contact Pee Dee AHEC CE Coordinator Kay Lambert at klambert@mcleodhealth.org.


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