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Title Banner Date Description
The Opioid Epidemic: A Wicked Problem of the Worst Kind (Oct 18 2017)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sioux Falls Convention Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Specialties: Industry Professional, Research, Anesthesiology/Pain Management, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Healthcare Administration , Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, Other, Critical Care, Trauma

This educational activity seeks to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic and its affect on Healthcare and law enforcement and to educate the public about its role in effecting change.
Mount Marty College Endowed Chair Symposium: The Journey Towards Cultural Competence in Healthcare Delivery
Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Mount Marty College Yankton Campus, Yankton, SD

Specialties: Other

In responding to the current demographic changes in the United States, healthcare professionals face the challenge of providing culturally responsive services to our ever-growing multicultural world. Despite the development of several models of care and service delivery efforts to meet these challenges, healthcare providers, leaders, and educators, continue to ask the question: “What Does It Mean to Be a Culturally Competent Healthcare Professional?” In this presentation, Dr. Campinha-Bacote addresses this question by taking healthcare professionals on a journey towards cultural competence in healthcare delivery. This journey includes examining her models of cultural competence, The Process of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Healthcare Services and Biblically Based Model of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Healthcare Services. Dr. Campinha-Bacote discusses the clinical application of her model's constructs of cultural desire, cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural skill, cultural encounters, and Imago Dei. The intent of this workshop is to provide healthcare professionals with a culturally conscious approach for positively impacting on the quality of healthcare services for all patients.
9th Annual Avera SDSU Research Symposium (Oct 25 2017)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM McCrory Gardens, Brookings, SD

Specialties: Industry Professional, Research, Gastroenterology, Healthcare Administration , Other, Oncology

Upon completion of this activity the learner will be able to discuss identified research projects conducted at South Dakota State University and Avera while networking with colleagues to determine other research and/or commercialization of current and future projects.
Avera Ethics Conference 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD

Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Healthcare Administration , Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Other

Health care employees are among the occupations most likely to experience workplace violence committed by patients, visitors, intruders and coworkers. Workplace violence results in physical and emotional injury, time away from work, moral distress, burnout and employee turnover. The US Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration have prioritized efforts to address the rising epidemic of violence against US health care workers. This year's Ethics Conference will explore hospital security and workplace violence prevention in Catholic health care.
Avera McKennan Nursing EBP/Research Conference (Oct 27 2017)
Friday, October 27, 2017 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM Prairie Center, Avera McKennan Campus, Sioux Falls, SD

Specialties: Other

This educational activity has been specifically designed to share evidence-based practice, performance improvement and research conducted in the practice and academic settings. 

Target Audience: Nursing

Verbal and Physical De-escalation Techniques (Nov 1 2017)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD

Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Healthcare Administration , Other, Critical Care, Transplant, Geriatrics

The learner will be more comfortable with deescalating the excitable patient in a safe and effective manner.

Target Audience: Avera eCare Customers

35th Annual North Central Heart Cardiac Symposium
Thursday, November 2, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sioux Falls Convention Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Specialties: Industry Professional, Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine

Upon the completion of this program the learner will gather information that will highlight current evidence-based concepts and technology for the evaluation, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular patients.
Avera Educational Planner Appreciation Day (Nov 3 2017)
Friday, November 3, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Prairie Center, Avera McKennan Campus, Sioux Falls, SD

Specialties: Other

The Educational Planner Appreciation Day is specially designed for the Leadership and Organizational Development Department to say thank you for the wonderful educational work that lead planners do. 

Target Audience: Avera Lead Planners for CME and CNE

STABLE (Nov 7 2017)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD

Specialties: Neonatology

To obtain and organize important information about neonatal stabilization using a mnemonic to assist with retention and recall of stabilization activities that are critical for the post-resuscitation/pre-transport care of sick infants.
Avera Palliative Medicine Symposium (Nov 7, 2017)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Hilton Garden Inn South, Sioux Falls, SD

Specialties: Industry Professional, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine/ Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Other, Physical Therapist, Geriatrics

To participate in a Palliative Care Learning event designed to emphasize awareness of Palliative Medicine throughout the Avera system. The symposium will focus on education and dialogue regarding integration of palliative medicine techniques into daily patient care by exploring the following objectives: 1. Symptom management tips and pointers 2. Holistic multi-disciplinary patient-centered care 3. Tools and Techniques for navigating challenging patient/family interactions
Let's Learn About Stroke From the FAST Cats
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD

Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Critical Care

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will be able to define some early components of stroke care, subtle signs and how to perform the NIHSS stroke scale.

Target Audience: Avera eCare Customers

5th Annual Avera & Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Symposium
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Prairie Center, Avera McKennan Campus, Sioux Falls, SD


ADDRESSING THE OPIOID CRISIS IN OUR MIDST
The 5th Annual Avera and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Symposium will cover the impact of opioid addiction on our patients, employees, families, and communities and proven-effective treatment approaches that are saving lives.

2018 Avera eEmergency Airway Management Program Powered by the Difficult Airway Course (Apr 13 2018)
Friday, April 13, 2018 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Holiday Inn Downtown, Sioux Falls, SD

Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Trauma

You are invited to attend the 5th Annual Difficult Airway course on April 12th and 13th, 2018.  Join us in Sioux Falls, SD, where world-class faculty from The Difficult Airway Course: EmergencyTM, the only national CME program teaches the evidence-based, algorithmic approach to emergency airway management.  This course provides physicians advanced education in difficult and failed airway management.