(UPDATE – Due to unforeseen circumstances, seminars in Grande Prairie have been cancelled. Our apologies for any inconvenience. The seminars in Edmonton and Calgary are proceeding as scheduled. – Updated May 12, 2015)
Barb Bancroft, our most popular Conference speaker ever, is back!
With her trademark blend of humour and nursing smarts, Barb will be presenting a seminar series on a “Clinical Focus on Geriatrics” in
Grande Prairie (UPDATE – Grande Prairie seminars cancelled), Edmonton, and Calgary.
Barb Bancroft RN, MSN, PNP is a widely acclaimed national speaker, noted for her humorous, entertaining and information packed seminars. She is author of four books, her latest, Kiss My Asparagus, An Essential Guide to Nutrition’s Role in Health and Disease.
You may be eligible to attend for FREE! Eligible LPNs (with an Active Practice Permit living in Alberta) may qualify for 100% reimbursement for these courses through the Education Grant Program.
Invite a colleague! Seminars are open to all health professionals. Please, tell your co-workers and managers.
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REGISTER TODAY for your preferred seminar(s), or register for all three for a comprehensive education.
The CLPNA is proud to host these events, part of our Strategic Plan to prepare LPNs for changing demographics in all care settings.
3 Full-Day Seminars – Take 1 or all 3!
Seminar 1 – Polypharmacy: The Pearls, the Perils, and the Pitfalls
The whole new world of Geriatric Pharmacology awaits you! It has been estimated that 28% of all hospitalizations in the elderly are due to adverse drug reactions. And, right along with that fact, it has been estimated that each older patient has 6.5 chronic conditions with an average of 3-5 drugs prescribed to treat each condition. YOU DO THE MATH.
Barb will discuss the normal physiologic changes of aging that play a major role in drug absorption, distribution, and excretion. You will learn the most common disastrous drug combinations and how to avoid them – and you will learn what drugs can be substituted, deleted, and/or added to avoid drug-related disasters. How can something as simple as ibuprofen throw an 80-year-old into renal failure? How can a single dose of cimetidine send a 90-year-old into a state of delirium?
Attend this seminar to hone your skills in providing safe pharmaceutical treatments for the multitude of clinical conditions encountered in your aging population.
Seminar 2 – The Neurology of Aging
Barb provides a comprehensive discussion of the most common Neurological conditions observed in the Geriatric population–physiology, pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment.
Barb will discuss the 3 D’s–depression, delirium, and dementia in depth. How do the 3 D’s overlap, how can we distinguish between the three, and treatment and management of each condition.
In addition, you will learn the many causes of dementia–it’s not just Alzheimer’s disease. Barb will also discuss the various types of stroke as well as neuroassessment pearls for patient assessment at the bedside. Parkinson’s disease will also be covered–signs, symptoms, and various treatment modalities. The blood-brain-barrier becomes more lipid-soluble with aging–hence, patients will experience more neurological side effects with drugs that are capable of crossing the blood-brain-barrier. Barb will discuss the use of anti-depressants in the geriatric patient, as well as the use of drugs for dementia and delirium/psychosis.
Seminar 3 – The “OLD TICKER”: The Geriatric Heart
The majority of patients with heart disease are elderly. Barb will discuss the causes of chronic heart failure as well as the clinical manifestations and treatment modalities. New drugs are on the horizon that are being considered “game changers” for the heart failure patient.
The newest information concerning lipids, diabetes, hypertension, and coronary artery disease will also be discussed–each of which have implications in preventing chronic heart disease. Barb will teach your tricks with the stethoscope–listening to hearts is an acquired skill–but one that can be acquired easily if a few easy rules are followed.
You will learn the “ins and outs” of the numerous classes of drugs used to treat cardiac conditions–their indications, contraindications, side effects, adverse effects, and drug interactions.
|Grande Prairie (UPDATE – CANCELLED)
|Edmonton||Sept. 9||Polypharmacy: The Pearls, the Perils, and the Pitfalls|
|DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton||Sept. 10||The Neurology of Aging|
|Sept. 11||The “OLD TICKER”: The Geriatric Heart|
|Calgary||Nov. 17||Polypharmacy: The Pearls, the Perils, and the Pitfalls|
|Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport||Nov. 18||The Neurology of Aging|
|Nov. 19||The “OLD TICKER”: The Geriatric Heart|
Seminars are scheduled for 8:30am – 3:30pm.
CLPNA Members – $125 (incl. GST).
Non-Members – $165 (incl. GST).
Registration Fee includes lunch and coffee breaks.
Eligible CLPNA Members may qualify for 100% registration fee reimbursement through the Education Grant Program. Submission of a Grant Application Form is required.
Payment must be submitted along with your completed registration form to the email and address provided. Once processed, your registration confirmation will be sent by email. Please allow 3 business days for processing.
Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. A $25.00 cancellation fee will apply for each session cancelled until
May 11, 2015 (Grande Prairie) (UPDATE – Grande Prairie seminars cancelled), August 25, 2015 (Edmonton), and November 2, 2015 (Calgary). After the dates noted, no refunds will be issued.
Questions? Contact Colleen at email@example.com, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).