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Baptist Homes Society continuing Education Series, Spring 2017

Baptist Homes Society offers free continuing education classes for social workers and nurses. The classes rotate between the Baptist Homes and Providence Point campuses.

Registration begins at 4:00 pm, classes run from 4:30 – 6:30.

March 22
Communicating with ALS Residents
presented by Mara Sweterlitsch, ALS Awareness Advocate
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Baptist Homes, 489 Castle Shannon Blvd., Mt. Lebanon
Registration 4:00 PM, Presentation 4:30 to 6:30 PM
Diagnosed with ALS in 2009, Mara Sweterlitsch will talk about her experiences and the disease process. She will provide information about the various tools and skills to support those with the disease and best practices  for caregivers.
April 18
Supplements, Food and Drug Interactions
presented by Kathleen A. Toth, RPh, Curtis LTC Pharmacy
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Providence Point, 500 Providence Point Blvd., Scott Twp.
Registration 4:00 PM, Presentation 4:30 to 6:30 PM
Although individually many foods, supplements and drugs may be beneficial to your health, when used in combination they can cause serious problems, including nutrient depletion and allergic reactions. Learn about various drug, supplement and food interactions.
May 17
Aromatherapy for Patients & Caregivers
presented by Dr. Carole Kunkle-Miller, Licensed Psychologist
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Baptist Homes
Registration 4:00 PM, Presentation 4:30 to 6:30 PM
In this introduction to essential oils, you'll learn about some of the benefits, how to introduce them into patient plans and how they help caregivers manage stress. Also learn about aromatherapy and related protocols that assist in alleviating difficult symptoms.
June 13
An Overview of Forensic Nursing
presented by Joseph T. Dominick, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Instructor, School of Nursing, Pittsburgh Technical College
Wednesday, June 13, 2017
Providence Point
Registration 4:00 PM, Presentation 4:30 to 6:30 PM
In this overview, learn about Forensic Nursing and  the role it plays in legal and public matters. We will cover some of the history of this nursing specialty and discuss examples of various roles the Forensic Nurse plays in reporting, evaluating, and assisting with investigations.

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