HCQU West Guest Speakers & Special Events

 

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Laura Yautz photoHealthy Cooking Class (for Self-Advocates & Staff)

Presenter:  Laura Yautz, RDN, LDN, NBC-HWC

Registered Dietican & Owner, Being Nutritious

Zoom

In this hands-on virtual cooking class, participants will cook an entrée and side dishes from start to finish.  Follow along as Registered Dietician, Laura Yautz, demonstrates each recipe.  Laura will also share nutrition facts, kitchen safety, and explanation of cooking terminology.  Gather your housemates, staff, and co-workers to cook a meal and then sit down and enjoy eating it together.  The ingredient list, equipment list, and operation task flow will be emailed a week prior to the class so you can be ready to cook.  **This class is limited to 4 groups.  Participants should be prepared to actively engage in activities and discussion by utilizing the webcam and audio features of the Zoom platform.**

Laura Yautz is a Registered Dietician and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach with over 15 years in the field.  She is the owner of Being Nutritious, beingnutritious.com, a website featuring easy recipes and tips to help make cooking for a healthy heart easy and delicious for everyone.

To enroll, please call 724-283-0990. 

October 19 --- 11 a.m. - Noon
Menu:  fish taco salad - taco seasoned tilapia over a homemade cilantro lime slaw with avocado and tortilla chips on top; fish can be substituted
November 22 --- 11 a.m. - Noon
Menu:  cranberry balsamic chicken thighs, farro, and sauteed broccoli
December 13 --- 11 a.m. - Noon
Menu:  roasted chicken and sweet potatoes sheet pan dinner, spinach salad with apples and bleu cheese (optional) with cider vinaigrette

 

  

Dr. Joyce Black photoStaging Pressure Injury in Darkly Pigmented Skin

Presenter:  Dr. Joyce Black, RN, FAAN

Florence Niedfelt Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center

October 12, 2022

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

            Zoom

This training will describe methods to improve early identification of pressure injury in patients with darkly pigmented skin.  It will discuss alternations in healing full-thickness wounds in patients with darkly pigmented skin.

Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN is the Florence Niedfelt Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.  She is the current co-chairman of the Public Policy section of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel, having previously served as President, Vice-President, and Secretary.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

Conner Lundius photoBeginner-Level Dance Class (for Self-Advocates)

Presenter:  Conner Lundius

Dancer, The Rollettes

October 17, 2022

11 a.m. - Noon

Zoom

A seated dance class for all abilities!  This dance class is at a beginner level and is adapted in multiple different ways depending on the participants' injury/diagnosis.  Dancing is fun, and that is the primary focus of the class, but dance also helps with range of motion, building core strength, coordination, and memory.

Conner Lundius has been a dancer since the age of 5 and danced her way through both high school and college.  In 2015, two weeks after graduating college, she was involved in a car accident, leaving her with life-threatening internal injuries and multiple spinal fractures.  Discovering the Rollettes after her injury was a defining moment, and cultivated a feeling in her that she could once again dance her way through life.

To enroll, please call 724-283-0990.

 

 

Cassandra Holder photoFall Prevention:  Considerations for Patients with Intellectual Disability

Presenter:  Cassandra Holder, DPT

Physical Therapist, Penn-Ohio Rehabilitation

October 25, 2022

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

      Zoom

This course will provide education on common risk factors causing falls in a variety of populations and how to screen for falls risk.  Evidence-based intervention strategies will be provided with details on what you can do to prevent future falls and injury.

Cassandra Holder is a Physical Therapist at Penn Ohio Rehabilitation where she has been for over two years.  She graduated with her BS in both Biology and Health Science from Duquesne University before beginning graduate school and obtaining her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  Since she has graduated, she has been working in the outpatient clinical setting focusing on orthopedics, vestibular, and balance training.

To enroll, click here.

 

  

Shawn McGill photoNavigating Sexuality

Presenter:  Shawn McGill, MSW, LSW

Founder & CEO, Shawn McGill MSW Consulting

November 2, 2022

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Zoom

This training aids parents and professionals who are supporting people with disabilities to address sexuality in a healthy, safe, and useful way rather than dismiss or ignore it.  Simple strategies and skills, as well as more complex and advanced strategies and skills, can be taught in order to support a person to wade through sexual feelings, build relationships, and navigate dating.

Shawn McGill holds a certification in Quality Management, Counseling, Gerontology, and is a Certified Investigator under the Office of Developmental Programs.  He received a BA in Psychology & Sociology from Carlow University and MSW from the University of Pittsburgh.

To enroll, click here.

 

   

     

HCQU Staff presented WEBINARS/TRAININGS

 

    

Diabetic/Insulin Class in-person photoDiabetic/Insulin Class

During this in-person, hands-on training, participants will gain knowledge of the diabetes disease process, complications that occur, and the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE7tm) management.  In addition, this training will have hands-on instruction from a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE) on insulin injections.  Participants will gain valuable knowledge and tools to assist someone with diabetes including:  the importance of preventing hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), skin and foot care, lifestyle changes, and potential complications of poorly managed diabetes.  This training discusses medication, lifestyle approaches that assist in attempting to prevent hyperglycemia, and the importance of folllowing physician orders/recommendations.  This training covers the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar and treatment options, including preferred treatments from the American Diabetic Association.  This training will take place at Milestone HCQU West (MHW) - 1777 North Main Street Ext., Butler, PA.  **This training is limited to 4 participants.  All attendees must wear a mask and follow the MHW COVID-19 guidelines.**

Click here to choose a date and time. 

October 6 10 a.m. - Noon      November 3 10 a.m. - Noon
December 1 10 a.m. - Noon      

 

 

Diabetic/Insulin Recertification Class photoDiabetic/Insulin Recertification Class

Has your Diabetic/Insulin certification expired or nearing expiration?  If so, then you will want to take this interactive, recertification webinar.  During this webinar participants will gain knowledge of the diabetes disease process, complications that occur with diabetes, and the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE7tm) management.  In addition, this webinar will have instruction from a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE) on insulin injections.  Participants will gain valuable knowledge and tools to assist someone with diabetes including:  importance of preventing hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), skin and foot care, lifestyle changes, and potential complications of poorly managed diabetes.  This webinar discusses medication, lifestyle approaches that assist in attempting to prevent hyperglycemia, and the importance of following physician orders/recommendations.  This training covers the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar and treatment options, including preferred treatments from the American Diabetic Association.  **In order to take this webinar you will need a computer, webcam, and speakers, as well as complete the prerequisites.  This webinar is scheduled for 2 hours; however, it may take less time depending on the the interaction between instructor and attendees.  Each class is limited to 4 participants.**

Click here to choose a date and time.

October 20 10 a.m. - Noon      November 17 10 a.m. - Noon
December 15 10 a.m. - Noon      

 

 

JEOPARDY! photoJEOPARDY!  The Fatal Five Edition

Think you know the Fatal Five?  Join other players and test your knowledge on the five top health concerns that are the leading causes of often PREVENTABLE death in people with intellectual disabilities.  This interactive training game follows the classic rules and all the fun of America's favorite quiz show with rounds for JEOPARDY!, Double JEOPARDY!, and Final JEOPARDY!  Plus "Daily Doubles".  JEOPARDY!  The Fatal Five Edition will be given once a month.  Grab an early lunch and join in on the fun, all while you are still learning!  **Active participation is required.  Individual players only.  No groups please.**

Click here to choose a date and time.

 

October 7 11 a.m. - Noon     November 4 11 a.m. - Noon
December 2 11 a.m. - Noon      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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