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Navigating the World of Eye Pain – Making Foreign Bodies Familiar
This presentation provides an in-depth exploration of eye pain, its various causes, effective treatment strategies, and the importance of interprofessional collaboration in managing these conditions. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the underlying factors leading to eye pain, ranging from common issues such as dry eye syndrome and refractive errors to more complex conditions like uveitis and glaucoma. Through case studies and expert insights, attendees will learn about evidence-based approaches to diagnose and treat different types of eye pain, including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. This session is ideal for healthcare practitioners seeking to enhance their knowledge of eye pain management and improve patient outcomes through interdisciplinary teamwork.
This is such a pain in the…Mouth! How to Treat Oral Pain and the Role of Opioids
Only 65% of the US population sees a dentist on a regular basis. Dentists are the experts in diagnosing and managing oral pain, but primary, urgent, and emergency care providers are often called upon to help patients with oral pain. This course will teach you to distinguish between the most common causes of oral pain, differentiate the origins of the pain, and apply interprofessional pain management techniques.
Beyond Hot Flashes – Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Menopause and Mental Health
As women navigate the transition into menopause, they often encounter a range of physical and emotional changes that extend beyond the well-known symptom of hot flashes. "Beyond Hot Flashes: Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Menopause and Mental Health" is a comprehensive course designed to delve into the intricate interplay between menopause and mental well-being. This course goes beyond the surface to examine how hormonal shifts impact psychological health and provides valuable insights into managing mental health during this transformative life stage. Interprofessional implications for supporting mental health and well-being are discussed.
Born Sleeping – Grief Counseling and Creating Relationships with Families
Perinatal loss and grieving are not uncommon experiences for families. This presentation will discuss the history of perinatal bereavement as well as the importance of the relationship between the interprofessional team and the patient or family who is suffering loss.
Physiologic labor and birth support birthing people and neonates to have optimal outcomes. This course will teach healthcare professionals about the hormonal milieu that impacts physiologic birth, and interventions or practices that clinicians can perform to support physiologic birth.
Bottled Abyss – A Deep Dive into Alcohol Use Disorder among Vulnerable Groups
Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a brain disorder that is characterized by the inability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse consequences. This session explores in detail the genetics, causes and risk factors of AUD, as well as comorbidities, screening, diagnosis, brief intervention, and referral for treatment (SBIRT). Special populations including adolescents, women, and veterans are discussed. Great attention is given to treatment options including pharmacotherapeutic agents.
Human Trafficking for Healthcare Providers – An Analysis of Cases
This course reviews key concepts related to human trafficking for healthcare providers. Through an analysis of cases, specific attention to risk factors, presentation, identification, management, support, and follow through will be discussed. The student will identify victim support resources in their own community and state.
Eating disorders are vastly underrecognized, underdiagnosed, and undertreated. In this course students will learn the common presentations, statistics, and implications of eating disorders, as well as the oral presentation of purging associated with eating disorders. Interprofessional communication, collaboration, and strategies to support patients are addressed in detail.