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CME/CEU Educational Opportunities for VA Healthcare Professionals

New! ACCREDITED Nursing Webinar Series

This 4-part lecture series will:
(1) familiarize nurses with MS; the disease, symptoms, and management
(2) discuss the role of nurses as advocates and care managers of people living with a chronic disease
(3) educate nurses to empower people with MS to live their best lives.

You must register for each course separately.

Time: 12 pm ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, 9 am PT
Phone: 800-767-1750, 33177#

Dates:
Wednesday, March 8, 2017    
Overview of MS, Diagnosis & Symptoms: Nursing Implications
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Dates: Wednesday, March 15, 2017   Treatments to Manage MS & Its Symptoms: Nurses Support
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Dates: Wednesday, March 22, 2017   Promoting Self-Efficacy: Nurses Role
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Dates: Wednesday, March 29, 2017   Sustaining MS Veterans Through the Lifespan: Nursing Advocacy
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Speaker: Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, CNRN, MSCN
Speaker: National Clinical Nursing Director, VA Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence, East
CEU: 1 hour ACCME-NP, ANCC


New! ACCREDITED REACH VA-MS Caregiver Support Group Leader Training
CEU:
3 hours for nurses, social workers, counselors, psychologists
Providers: Help support MS Caregivers! Become a certified REACH Facilitator.
General Training   Telephone Based Training 

REACH VA (Resources for Enhancing all Caregivers Health of Veterans) 
is an evidence-based program for Caregivers of different diseases and conditions. 
Certified Group Leaders help Caregivers develop skills in stress management, disease-specific knowledge, and coping strategies to reduce Caregiver stress and burden. REACH VA can be used for telephone-based or in-person groups or individuals. New Caregiver Notebook for MS!

For more information about REACH VA-MS contact: 

Alicia.Sloan@va.gov (VA Puget Sound, Seattle)
Margaret.Kazmierski@va.gov (Baltimore VA)


Past Presentations 

October 13, 2015 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic:  Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation (VERA) and MS
Presenter:  Ellen Bradley, Director, Information Management and Reporting, VHA Allocation Resource Center 

November 10, 2015 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic: Coding Processes and Best Practices
Presenter: Mary F. Johnson, RHIT, CCS-P, Health Information Management Specialist, VHA Health Information Governance Office
 

January 12, 2016 - CME Webinar
Topic: Tremor in MS  (call recorded)
Presenter: John R. Rinker, II, MD, Birmingham, Alabama VA Medical Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham-Neurology

February 9, 2016 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic: Medication Adherence
Presenter: Kathryn Tortorice, PharmD

March 15, 2016 - CME Webinar
Topic: Progressive MS: Managing and Treating
Presenter: Patricia Coyle, MD, Founder and Director of the MS Comprehensive Center at Stony Brook University, NY

April 12, 2016 - CME Webinar 
Topic: Disease Modifying Therapies: MS Case Studies
Presenter: Meena Kannan, MD and Christopher Bever, MD

April 19, 2016 - CME Pharmacy Webinar
Topic: Overview of MS (Session 1 of 5)
Presenter: Kathy Tortorice, PharmD

April 26, 2016 - CME Pharmacy Webinar
Topic: The Goals of Injectable and Infusion Therapies for MS (Session 2 of 5)
Presenter: Kathy Tortorice, PharmD

May 3, 2016 - CME Pharmacy Webinar
Topic: The Goals of Oral Therapies for MS (Session 3 of 5)
Presenter: Kathy Tortorice, PharmD

May 10, 2016 - CME Pharmacy Webinar
Topic: Selecting Appropriate Therapies for MS (Session 4 of 5)
Presenter: Kathy Tortorice, PharmD

May 17, 2016 - CME Pharmacy Webinar
Topic: Managing MS Symptoms and Common Vaccinations (Session 5 of 5)
Presenter: Kathy Tortorice, PharmD

June 14, 2016 - Admin and Clinical Call
Topic: MS DMTS: Monitoring and Discussing Medication Changes with Patients
Presenter: Rebecca Spain, MD

August 9, 2016 - CME Webinar
Topic: Gait and Balance
Presenter: Michelle Cameron, MD


 

 

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