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Feb
1
Fri
End-of-Life Care Options in Hawaii: Critical Communications with Seriously Ill Patients and Families @ The Queens Conference Center Auditorium
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Note: While the primary audience is the community of Queen’s interdisciplinary providers they welcome an inter-professional audience from the community as well.

About The Workshop

The “Our Care, Our Choice Act” takes effect January 1, 2019 in Hawaii. The purpose of this workshop is to help health providers comply with requirements of the law and to provide an immediate, skillful and compassionate response to any patient inquiries they may receive. The workshop will address person-centered care and end-of- life discussions as recommended by the American Medical Association, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American College of Physicians and other specialty societies.

Objectives

As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe critical components of Hawaii Law Act 002 (2018), the “Our Care, Our Choice Act”, including certification requirements by health providers.
  • Conduct conversations that thoughtfully and compassionately explore end-of-life concerns, goals and options with people who have serious illness.
  • Access resources and information related to end-of-life care options, including resources specific to Act 002 implementation.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is directed to physicians, advanced practice nurse, nurses, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers and pharmacists within The Queen’s Health System, with emphasis on those who care for patients with serious chronic conditions.

Guest Faculty: Anthony L. Back, MD

Professor, Medicine / Oncology Co-Director, Center for Excellence in Palliative Care Adjunct Professor, Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington Seattle

Hawaii Faculty: Daniel Fischberg, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Pain & Palliative Care The Queen’s Medical Center Professor and Chief, Division of Palliative Medicine Department of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii, Honolulu

Workshop Fee: By January 18, 2019 $25. After January 18, 2019 $45

For a full schedule and the registration form please download the PDF file or visit our website.

Feb
2
Sat
REHAB Hosts Pelvic Floor Dysfunction 101 Course Taught by Nationally Recognized Leader @ REHAB Hospital of the Pacific
Feb 2 @ 8:00 am – Feb 3 @ 5:00 pm

More information

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) 101, is a physical therapy continuing education course that focuses on teaching essential skills with hands-on lab time and web-based learning. This class contains a unique combination of objectives that streamline what you need to know to get started or boost your pelvic floor physical therapy practice. This is a unique opportunity to learn in a mentoring atmosphere. Class size limited, register early.

This is a hybrid course. Hybrid learning requires pre-study at your own pace prior to the first day of the live seminar. A detailed list of the private channel youtube videos, slideshows and guideline readings will be supplied to the participant upon registration. Plan on 8 hours of self-study and a post-test the first day of the seminar.

Seminar Objectives

Upon completion of the live seminar the participant will be able to:

  1. Perform internal vaginal examination of the pelvic floor muscles and palpate key bony landmarks.
  2. Identify vulvar anatomy and perform specific tests for incontinence and pelvic pain conditions.
  3. Locate and palpate specific pelvic floor muscles in each internal layer of the pelvic floor.
  4. Identify and grade pelvic organ prolapse stages by internal examination.
  5. Teach pelvic floor exercises (Kegel or Reverse Kegel) with and without an internal exam.
  6. Perform specific pelvic floor muscle internal release techniques.
  7. Describe evidence-based interventions and treatment progression with case studies of patients with chronic pelvic pain from vulvodynia, IC,  urinary incontinence and POP.

Objectives for Home Study

  1. Describe the normal anatomy and functions of the pelvic floor and lower urinary tract.
  2. Describe indications and contraindications to a vaginal pelvic floor examination.
  3. Identify specific symptom presentation and outcome questionnaires/evaluation tools for different types of PFD.
  4. Describe current practice guidelines for the types of urinary incontinence (stress, urge OAB), pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain conditions treated with physical therapy.
  5. Review prevalence, symptoms, differential diagnosis and treatment options of Vulvodynia.
  6. Identify behavioral factors contributing to incontinence or bladder symptoms and perform education and treatment (diary, bladder retraining).

Saturday Day 1

8:00   Objectives – Introduction

  • Home study Post Test The Layer System of Pelvic Floor (PF) Examination / Detailed PF and Vulvar Anatomy, Types of Incontinence and Prolapse, Behavioral Training for Bladder Health
  • Review of Indications and Contraindications for Internal PF Examination
  • Explaining an Internal Vaginal Pelvic Floor Exam to your Patients

BREAK

9:30   Lab 1 Practicum: Foundation PF exam

  • Vulvar anatomy, Skin and Scar Assessment
  • PF Contraction / Release Instruction and Breathing Assessment
  • External Palpation of Bony Landmarks
  • Specific PF muscle Layer assessment-fascial connections

11:00   Questionnaires and Case Studies for Incontinence and Prolapse Conditions

12:00    LUNCH – On your own

1:00      Bladder Diaries and Behavioral Interventions for PFD (Bring your completed diaries)

2:15      Lab 2 Practicum:  Review foundation exam and add

  • Pelvic Floor MMT (Laycock PERFECT scale)
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse Examination

BREAK

3:45   PF exercises, motor control, lifestyle interventions

  • Case Studies and Treatment Progressions
  • Incontinence and Prolapse Treatment Guidelines

17:15   End

Sunday Day 2

8:00      Review and Questions

  • Home Study Post Test   Overview of Pelvic Pain Conditions

Break

9:30   Lab 3 Practicum:  Review foundation exam and add

  • Detailed External Assessment/Specific Evaluations for Pain
  • Pelvic Floor Internal Muscle Identification
  • Specific PF Release Techniques

11:00   Questionnaires and Case Studies for Pelvic Pain Conditions

12:00    LUNCH – On your own

1:00      Vulvar Health and Pelvic Pain Education

Pelvic Pain Treatment Progression

Case Studies for Pelvic Pain

BREAK

2:15   Lab 4 Summary/ Internal PF Rx Techniques

3:45   Case Studies and Summary

  • Review and Course Post Test
  • Course evaluation

4:30   End

End-of-Life Care Options in Hawaii: Critical Communications with Seriously Ill Patients and Families @ John A. Burns School of Medicine Medical Ed Bldg, Room 314
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:45 pm

Option 2 for a very similar workshop

Saturday, February 2, 2019
9:00 am – 12:45 PM
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Medical Ed Bldg, Room 314
651 Ilalo Street,  Honolulu, HI 96813

About The Workshop

The “Our Care, Our Choice Act” takes effect January 1, 2019 in Hawaii. The purpose of this workshop is to help health providers comply with requirements of the law and to provide an immediate, skillful and compassionate response to any patient inquiries they may receive. The workshop will address person-centered care and end-of- life discussions as recommended by the American Medical Association, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American College of Physicians and other specialty societies.

Guest Faculty: Anthony L. Back, MD

Professor, Medicine / Oncology Co-Director, Center for Excellence in Palliative Care Adjunct Professor, Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington Seattle

Hawaii Faculty: Daniel Fischberg, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Pain & Palliative Care The Queen’s Medical Center Professor and Chief, Division of Palliative Medicine Department of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii, Honolulu

To register please use the link below. Scroll to End‐of‐Life Care Options in Hawai‘i, click on the “Register” button and create an account. Fee of $30 includes light refreshments and parking. Payment is through PayPal. https://cmetracker.net/HMA/Catalog

More registration information and Agenda on our website

Feb
5
Tue
Advance Care Planning (ACP) Advance Directives and Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Facilitator Training Kauai @ Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai Conference Room A
Feb 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

More information

This training is offered for nurses, physicians, social workers and other clinicians and focuses on communication skills to improve ACP discussions. The class will review key elements and processes related to ACP, advance directives and POLST development.
Course Objectives:

  • Apply ACP resources to promote advance care planning discussions
  • Engage the multidisciplinary team to patient-centered discussion addressing advance care
    planning
  • Promote patients’ knowledge of advance directives including health care power of attorney
    designation
  • Implement correct documentation of POLST – CPR, DNAR, full and limited treatment, time-limited
    trials and comfort care
  • Promote correct process of ACP documents – access and utilization in your organization

Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai
Conference Room A
3-3420 Kuhio Hwy
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
0800-1630

Registration:
HPH employees: Manager’s approval is required prior to registering AND register online through HPH Learning
Center (HLC). Type in catalog: ACP or POLST ; Select course: HPH – POLST Advance Care Planning (ACP)
Facilitator Certification 2019

Non HPH participants:
Register online: https://www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/health-wellness/continuing-education/
For further information contact: Dr Amy Corliss at 245-1277 or Michelle Cantillo, RN, HPH ACP Coordinator at 808-535-7874 or michelle.cantillo[at]hawaiipacifichealth.org

Feb
6
Wed
Ain’t the Way to Die – ACP Workshops @ Queen’s Conference Center Room 200
Feb 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Gain skills on starting and leading ACP Conversations. Because: Everyone has the right to have their wishes known, followed and documented.

Workshops are hosted by QMC and geared to health care professionals having conversations with patients/families as part of their role.

Available 2019 Dates:

8 am -4:30 PM
February 6, March 6, June 13, August 13, October 10

Queen’s Conference Center Room 200
1301 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

No Fee, Lunch on your own

Limited Enrollment!

QMC staff Register through Queen’s Intranet

Non-Queen’s individuals please email to register to: lprotzman@queens.org

More details about CEU on our website

Learning from Dr. Mitsuo Aoki March 2019 @ Wesley United Methodist Church
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Mits Aoki Legacy Foundation, Kōkua Mau & Wesley United Methodist Church present:

Learning from Dr. Mitsuo Aoki: Understanding and working with persons with terminal illness

Introducing a video, discussion and teaching series focused on working with individuals with terminal illness. The sessions are based on actual classes of Dr. Aoki teaching filmed in 1987 and two interviews of Dr. Aoki working with Roger who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.

February 6, 13, 20, 27
& March 5, 13, 20, 27
5:00 to 7:30 PM
Wesley United Methodist Church
350 Hunakai St • Honolulu, HI 96816

This series is intended for professionals and health care support staff/volunteers. However, adult family members are also welcome to attend.

All classes are free of charge. Donations accepted.

Seating is limited. Registration cut off date: 02/04/2019

For registration go to: https://mitsaokilegacy.wufoo.com/forms/z36ww5913lab5e/
Or email: mitsaokilegacy@hawaii.rr.com

In this series of 8 classes, a participant will:

  • gain necessary knowledge about death and dying including: 9 fears associated with dying and definition of a “good death”
  • acquire techniques designed preparing him or her to be “present”, while listening to and working with individuals who are terminally ill
  • understand the grieving process and the grieving of survivors
  • be introduced to a conceptual understanding of suicidal thoughts and acts
  • learn about and discuss life after death.
  • Learn about advanced care planning considerations and helpful community resources.
  • Discover interview methods and techniques used by Dr. Aoki with individual who are terminally ill.

Download the flyer on our website

For more information about Dr. Aoki visit:

www.mitsaokilegacyfoundation.org for a link to a video of his teaching.

Feb
7
Thu
Conducting Mock Surveys to Assess Survey Readiness
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

More information

Performing regular, in-house mock surveys is crucial to being compliant and prepared for an actual survey. It’s important to do a survey the same way a surveyor does to ensure readiness and compliance. Agencies often review fragmented pieces of survey items but miss the big picture – or don’t know how to conduct a thorough mock survey.

Don’t put your agency at risk for condition-level deficiencies and sanctions. Join this webinar to learn a simple approach to conducting a survey on each area, including home visits, clinical records, and your emergency preparedness plan. QAPI examples will be included to help you improve vulnerable areas. Attending this webinar will ensure a thorough understanding of how to conduct mock surveys for continued survey readiness.

Continuing Education:   Attendance verification for CE credits upon request

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Perform a thorough, objective mock survey – just like a surveyor
  • What to look for in each area
  • Determine what is vulnerable to standard, condition level, or immediate jeopardy
  • Using CoPs’ interpretive guidelines
  • How to use QAPI to improve and monitor vulnerabilities
  • Action plans for continued survey readiness
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Chart of items to review during a mock survey
  • QAPI quality indicator examples and samples

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for administrators, clinical managers, QAPI coordinators, and survey taskforce stakeholders.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Sharon Litwin, RN, MHA
5 Star Consultants, LLC

Feb
8
Fri
Free Advance Care Planning Workshop @ First Insurance Center Hibiscus Conference Room Room 980
Feb 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Join HPH for a FREE Advance Care Planning Workshop: The Greatest Gift.

Bring your family and friends to learn about what is advance care planning.

You can complete an advance directive, learn about the important role of a health care power of attorney and know the difference between an advance directive and Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Facilitated by HPH’s Advance Care Planning team.

Fri. Feb 8, 2019
8-10:30 a.m.
First Insurance Center
Hibiscus Conference Room Room 980
862 S. Beretania Hibiscus St., Honolulu, HI 96813
Validated Parking: First Insurance Center Parking structure
Sponsored by Straub Medical Center

Feb
9
Sat
2019 Hawaii Get with the Guidelines Cardiovascular & Stroke Workshop @ Ala Moana Hotel
Feb 9 @ 7:45 am – 4:00 pm

REGISTRATION FEE: $75 includes CEU and meals.  Limited scholarships available for outer-island attendance.
Register Today at www.heart.org/WSAQSI

For more information, please contact JoAnne.Pineda@heart.org.

Program Purpose
This educational program will provide healthcare professionals with information on the latest scientific updates and guidelines, technology, and thought-provoking topics to improve patient care related to cardiovascular and stroke issues. The long-term effect of the workshop will be to help promote improvement in the quality of care, improve outcomes, and quality of life for all patients.

Target Audience
The target audience includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners,
pharmacists, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, and radiologic technologists. Subspecialties include neurology, cardiology, emergency medicine, telemetry, critical care, medical/surgical, intensive care, and rehabilitation.

CE Credits
7.00 continuing education credits available for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and EMS personnel.

Course Learning Objectives
Attendees will be able to:

  • List two examples of how the stroke patient population will benefit from the healthcare provider’s adherence to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines.
  • Describe two possible system-wide solutions to improve patient outcomes.
  • Describe two rapidly evolving advances to prevent and treat stroke.
  • Provide two examples of how to use a patient-centered narrative as a means to provide a culturally appropriate way of communicating heart disease awareness and education among patients in Hawaii.
  • Identify two therapies used to reduce stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Flyer

Feb
14
Thu
New Volunteer Manager Series 2 of 3: Establishing Priorities When Volunteer Managers Wear Multiple Hats
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

More information

It is not uncommon for volunteer managers to also be social workers, bereavement coordinators, or have other roles – especially in smaller programs. Volunteer programs contribute greatly to the patient/family experience and satisfaction scores and must comply with regulatory requirements.

While volunteer services can never be an afterthought, limited resources make it imperative that volunteer managers are efficient and effective with their time. Volunteer managers must learn to prioritize, be organized, and explore how to utilize volunteers in key positions. This timely webinar will cover these topics and focus on survival skills for volunteer managers who wear multiple hats.

Continuing Education:   Attendance verification for CE credits upon request

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Efficient, creative ways to manage, assign, and keep up with volunteer needs
  • Prioritizing needs based on compliance and quality patient/family care parameters
  • Common pitfalls when time is limited
  • Reviewing policies, procedures, and position descriptions for relevant content
  • Creatively using “volunteer-volunteer managers” to supplement department operations
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Prioritizing exercise
  • Self-assessment exercise
  • Volunteer program assessment exercise
  • Guide to assigning procedures
  • Examples of key policies and procedures
  • Handout with detailed notes
  • Resources for additional information
  • Reading lists

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session was designed with the new volunteer manager in mind, but will benefit both new and experienced volunteer managers, management, and leadership team members.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Gary Gardia, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Gary Gardia, Inc.