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This one day program focuses on updating clinical pharmacology knowledge.   Appropriate for advance practice nurses in clinic and acute care settings, sessions will provide participants an opportunity to review new therapies entering the market during the past year, including a review of the pharmacology and clinical use of select new drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from October 2013 to September 2014. Additionally, a review of the updated clinical guidelines for treatment of common chronic diseases will be provided. Trish Rippito-Freeman, PhD, RPh clinical associate professor and director of Professional Practice Programs at the University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy will present the conference.  All contact hours apply for pharmacology continuing education requirements for the renewal of the advanced practice nurse prescriptive authority license in Indiana. 

Date & Time: Friday, September 26, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: University Center, Carter Hall
Registration Fee: $105, $15 for undergraduate students, and $50 for graduate students until September 12; thereafter $125, $35 for undergraduate students, and $70 for graduate students
Contact Hours: 6.25 for nurses
Course Number: HPR809

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This course presented by Kevin Valadares, PhD and D. Andrew Nestrick, JD, will explore the ethical dilemmas faced by dental practitioners and the values involved in understanding and deliberating these dilemmas. Specifically, the core values of trust, responsibility and service will be discussed within a pluralistic framework derived from real-world case examples. Indiana statutes and Indiana administrative rules governing the licensure and practice of dentists and dental hygienists will also be presented.

This course meets the requirements of the Indiana rule that stipulates dentists and dental hygienists must obtain 2 hours of continuing education credit which shall cover ethics, professional responsibility, and Indiana statutes and Indiana administrative rules governing the licensure and practice of dentists and dental hygienists. The University of Southern Indiana is an approved provider for CE credits by the Indiana Health Professions Bureau and the Illinois Board of Dentistry.

Instructor: Kevin Valadares, PhD and D. Andrew Nestrick, JD
Dates & Time: Saturday, September 27, 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Location: Wright Administration Building, Forum 1
Registration Fee: $60 if registering by September 12; thereafter $80
Contact Hours: 3 for dental professionals
Course Number: NO. HPR881

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PEP Rally 2014

This one day conference is designed for nurses, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, social workers, nutritionists, psychologists, and students interested in perinatal care. In the morning session Dr. James J. Nocon, MD, JD founder and former director of Prenatal Substance Abuse Program at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, will focus on addiction in pregnancy.  Retired from general obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Nocon is currently president at Indiana Section of American Society of Addiction Medicine, and is on the Indiana Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse, and is Independent Medical-Legal Consultant at Legal Med Resources. Dr. Nocon founded the Deep Recovery Project, a program for people in recovery regardless of the nature of the addiction. Dr. Ronald D. Pyle, DO, FAAP, medical director of Neonatology at Deaconess Women’s Hospital will present on neonatal abstinence syndrome. The afternoon will feature a Hot Topics Session where four current issues will be discussed including: the use of progesterone to prevent premature delivery, hospital levels of care, smoke free communities and e-cigarettes in pregnancy, and prevention of  shaken baby syndrome. The last two sessions of the day will focus on the FIMR statistics and Dr. Luissa V. Kiprono, DO, MBS, FACOG will present issues surrounding congenital anomalies. Co-provided with the Perinatal Education Partners.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 8, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Location: University of Southern Indiana, University Center
Registration Fee: $85, $20 for full time students, if registering by September 24; thereafter, $100, $35 for full time students. (Includes contact hours, lunch, and breaks.)
Contact Hours: 6.75 for nurses and Indiana social workers
Course Number: NO. HPR811

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This is a one-day conference for educators of health professionals in academic and healthcare settings to improve their educational methodology and teaching in their current practice. Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing, director of Evaluation and Educational Research at Duke University School of Nursing, will present a morning of Best Practices in Health Professional Education including evidence-based approaches, educational research, qualities of effective teachers, deliberate practice, clinical evaluation, education-service partnerships, student evaluation of teaching and the scholarship of teaching, teaching methods and course delivery including lecture, online course design, MOOCs, team-based learning, flipping the classroom, simulation, and interprofessional education. Oral and poster presentations selected from a Call for Abstracts will provide concurrent sessions on innovative teaching strategies, projects, or research in educating healthcare professionals.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Location: University Center, Carter Hall
Registration Fee: $105, $15 for undergraduate students, and $50 for graduate students until October 8; thereafter $125, $35 for undergraduate students, and $65 for graduate students.
Contact Hours: TBA for nurses and Indiana social workers, health facility administrators, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and dental professionals
Course Number: HPR800

 **All handouts will be available  only electronically and will be made available two days before the conference**

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The Healing Touch Certificate Program is a multi-level course of study in energy-based therapy that moves from beginning to advanced practitioner and is complementary to heath care. This first course in the study toward a certificate in Healing Touch is designed for nurses, physicians, health care practitioners, and interested laypersons and includes the basics of the Chakra and energy systems, centering, intervention techniques to help with specific physical and emotional problems and the personal development of the healer. This course is an approved course of study of the Healing Beyond Borders Healing Touch Certificate Program. For more information about Healing Touch, go to

Instructor: Victoria Slater, Ph.D., RN, CHTI, HNC 
Date & Time: Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 9 a.m. -6 p.m.

Location: University Center

Registration Fee: $250, ($225 for AHNA or HTI member), if paying by October10; thereafter $325 ($300 for AHNA or HTI member) 
Contact Hours: 18 for nurses and massage therapists
Course Number: HPR805

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This symposium for respiratory therapists, nurses, physicians and all healthcare professionals will provide an overview of innovations in pumnonary disease diagnosis and management. Rodney J. Folz, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and Distinguished University Scholar from the University of Louisville, will present on patient management and care in preparation for transplant and post-transplant.  Tricia Baird, MD, FAAP, chief medical officer at St. Mary's CARE Partners, will provide a session on patient engagement in disease management. Presenting the use and maintenance of respiratory equipment utilized by patients in the home will be Joy B. Bowles, RRT, from St. Mary's Medical Center.  Muhammad J. Habib, MD, pulmonary specialist with the Deaconess Critical Care Group will focus on updates in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary diseases including pulmonary fibrosis. Co-provided by Pulmonary Fibrosis Partners.

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 12, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: University Center, University of Southern Indiana
Registration Fee: $40; $5 for students and community participants
Contact Hours: 3.5 for nurses, health facility administrators, and social workers. 

This program has been approved for 3.59 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063

Course # 142682000

Course Number: HPR820

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