HCQU West Guest Speakers & Special Events






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Court Appointed Guardianship:  A Basic Overview

Presenter:  Dr. Sarah Stockey, DHCE

Guardian, River Communities Fiduciary Services

March 17, 2020

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.


This webinar will review the role of a court appointed guardian, as well as the limitations of guardianship.  Concepts such as decision-making capacity and standards for surrogate decision-making will be explored in detail.  Ethical standards of behavior for guardians will also be reviewed.  Participants should come away from the webinar with a basic understanding of when a guardian is appropriate, what the role and limits of a guardian include, and how a guardian operates on behalf of the client.

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Tardive Dyskinesia/Dystonia pictureTardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dystonia:  Understanding the Possible Effects of Psychotropic Medications

Many of the people that we support take a large amount of medications.  Some of these medications can have significant and serious side effects.  Through this webinar, we will look at two significant issues:  Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dystonia.  Not only are these issues significant and sometimes permanent on their own, but they also can cause or increase the risk of other health issues.  As supporters, we need to recognize these symptoms early on and report them to their treating physicians.  Through education we can advocate and potentially save a life.


February 18, 2020 11 a.m. - Noon Click here to enroll.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Click here to enroll.



MHW Training Center catalogPromoting Skin Integrity

Skin is the first line of defense.  It protects the body from the elements, such as heat or light, infectious organisms, and injury.  The skin also has different functions including preventing dehydration, regulating body temperature, and synthesizing Vitamin D.  Many of the people we support are at risk for having impaired skin integrity.  In this webinar, we will look at risk factors for skin breakdown, ways to promote good skin integrity and discuss pressure injuries - causes, staging, and prevention.


February 24, 2020 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.



Behavioral Fatal Four pictureBehavioral Expression of the Fatal Four

All behavior is a form of communication.  Seventy-five percent (75%) of people with IDD referred for behavioral issue have been found to have an underlying/undiagnosed medical ailment.  Participants will learn the basic symptoms of the fatal four and what those may be expressed as behaviorally.


March 3, 2020 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.
March 18, 2020 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.



NMS pictureNeuroleptic Malignant Syndrome:  What Everyone Needs to know

In this webinar, participants will recognize that Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome can cause a life-threatening reaction to neuroleptic/antipsychotic drugs and be able to identify the signs and symptoms, and the importance of treatment to ensure emergency medical treatment is provided.


March 9, 2020 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
Noon - 12:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.
March 26, 2020 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.





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