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Dave Hingsburger photo

 

David Hingsburger webinar cancellations

We are heartbroken to inform you that David Hingsburger passed away on July 18, 2021.  He was monumental in progressing our system forward and advocating for people with disabilities.  His life and his work mattered.  Our thoughts are with his husband of 52 years, Joe Jobes, and all of the lives he touched.

The upcoming webinars are cancelled.

Sexuality and Disability:  Myths and Miconceptions

November 3, 2021

11 a.m. - Noon

     

 

Dr. Ann Parker photoPost-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19:  The Johns Hopkins Post-Acute COVID-19 Team Experience (WEBINAR)

Presenter:  Ann M. Parker, MD, PhD

Intensivist, Assistant Professor, Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Post-Acute COVID-19 Team (JH PACT); Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Johns Hopkins University

October 29, 2021

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 or Long COVID is an emerging public health crisis.  Growing literature demonstrates that patients with COVID-19 are at risk of experiencing impairments in physical, cognitive, and mental health that persist for weeks to months after acute illness.  Research is rapidly evolving to understand epidemiology, mechanisms, and therapeutic interventions.  This lecture will explore what we know about Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 and describe a multidisciplinary approach, based on knowledge of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome, to provide support for patients with symptoms beyond acute COVID-19.

Ann M. Parker, MD, PhD is an Intesivist and Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  Dr. Parker has applied her expertise in evaluating outcomes for survivors of critical illness to address the needs of COVID-19 survivors as Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Post-Acute COVID-19 Team (PACT) Program.

To enroll, click here.

 

  

Laura Yautz photoHealthy Cooking Class (FOR SELF-ADVOCATES & STAFF) (WEBINAR)

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

Registered Dietician and Owner, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Being Nutritious

November 12, 2021

11 a.m. - Noon

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 and trivia, how to read nutrition labels, and explanations 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 and equipment list will be emailed a week prior to the class to you can be ready to cook.  On the menu for November:  turkey meatballs with cranberry bruschetta, broccoli almondine, and brown rice stuffing pilaf.  **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.

 

 

Bob and Ashley Krome photoDysphagia and Aspiration (WEBINAR)

Presenter:  Bob Krome, MEd, CSOTP

Trainer/Behavior Specialist, New Leaf Supports, LLC

Presenter:  Ashley Krome

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Trainer, New Leaf Supports, LLC

November 17, 2021

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

This webinar will inform and prepare participants within the topic area of dysphagia and aspiration.  In recent years, service providers and governing agencies alike have recognized a need for greater education surrounding this issue.  The potential consequences of not knowing risks can be life-altering and unfortunately life-ending.  Topic areas include general anatomy and positioning, the importance of using positive approaches, supervision factors, diet protocols, dining environments, among others.

Bob Krome has worked in the field of therapy/behavior supports for the last 14 years with people with Intellectual Disabilities.  He is a current member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and the Mid-Atlantic Region for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (MARATSA).  Bob is also a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional (CSOTP).

Ashley Krome graduated from Lehigh Carbon Community College with an Associate's degree in Occupational Therapy.  She has been working as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with focus mainly in the geriatric population.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

Vita photoPotluck (WEBINAR)

Presenter:  Vita Instructors

Vita Community Living Services

November 18, 2021

11 a.m. - Noon

All the Vita instructors of the sessions this year, will come together for a potluck of ideas.  They will each answer from both a personal and professional perspective the question:  What is the most important thing that people need to remember in providing service to people with disabilities?

The Vita instructors comprise a team of clinical and educational services, behaviour therapists, an operational residential manager, and a multi modal supportive therapist.  Each team member has years of experience working in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as mental health.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

International Monster Hunter photoInternational Monster Hunter (WEBINAR)

Presenter:  TeamBuilding

teambuilding.com

December 7, 2021

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

Our team of Cryptozoological Researchers have uncovered the most unusual creatures from regions all over the world.  From the Loch Ness Monster to Bunyip, Chupacabra, and Ebu Gogo, you and your team will track infamous cryptids and work together to discover a new strange, mysterious creature.  **This class is limited to 30 participants.**

TeamBuilding is an online platform for team building.  They lead virtual team building activities through the use of games and activities.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

Laura Yautz photoHealthy Cooking Class (FOR SELF-ADVOCATES & STAFF) (WEBINAR)

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

Registered Dietician and Owner, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Being Nutritious

December 14, 2021

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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 and trivia, how to read nutrition labels, and explanations 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 and equipment list will be emailed a week prior to the class so you can be ready to cook.  On the menu for December:  blackened salmon, pineapple avocado salad, and cilantro lime quinoa.  **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.

  

     

HCQU Staff presented WEBINARS/TRAININGS

 

    

DiaDiabetic/Insulin Recertification photobetic/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 for 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.

November 18

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    

December 16

10 a.m. - Noon

    

 

Diabetic/Insulin photoDiabetic/Insulin Class (IN-PERSON)

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 for 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.  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 MHW COVID-19 guidelines.**

Click here to choose a date and time.

November 4

10 a.m. - Noon

   

December 2

10 a.m. - Noon

  

  

Behavioral Expression of the Fatal 5 photoBehavioral Expression of the Fatal 5

This training is designed to review the Fatal 5, provide knowledge of the medical symptoms seen, and describe how those medical symptoms can behaviorally express themselves.

Click here to choose a date and time.

October 26 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

 

 

Diabetes and AmputationDiabetes and Amputation:  A Matter of Life and Limb

This webinar will help participants understand the diabetes disease process.  Participants will gain an understanding of common foot and skin conditions in people with diabetes, discuss tools to help assist someone with diabetes, and gain empathy for supporting a person with diabetes.

Click here to choose a date and time.

November 9 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.     November 30 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

 

  


 

 

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