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Buncombe County Adult Care Home CEU Committee

Presents:

Controlled Medications and Cross Walk for Rules and Regulations

Date:               Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Time:               Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Class held from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

                         Lunch will be served from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

                         Cane Creek Pharmacy will give away a $50.00 gift card during lunch!

Cost:               $25.00 - This fee covers CE hours (made available through Buncombe County DHHS) and lunch.

Description:   Ken Razza with the Buncombe County Sheriff's Department Drug Task Force will be presenting.  He will discuss

                         the appropriate way to conduct a criminal background check.  This presentation will include:

                                 1. The importance of using proper wording on your background checks

                                 2. What items to watch for on a background check

                                 3. Controlled medications and drug diversion that has been seen

                                 4. Documentation to have in order to prevent or stop drug diversion

                          Justina Muniz from Soundview Family Care will also be presenting a Cross Walk for Understanding State Rules

                         and Regulations.

Registration:   Pre-register and pre-pay by August 5th.  A $5.00 late fee will be applied if payment is received after August 5th.

                         Limited Seating Available!! Register by calling Linda Mitchell at (828)645-3094 or e-mailing larrym7@charter.net

                         Please make checks payable to The CEU Committee and send to P.O. Box 1807, Leicester, NC  28748

Where:            Land of Sky Regional Council

                         338 New Leicester Hwy., Asheville, NC  28806

Directions:      From Patton Ave., thake New Leicester Hwy.  Travel approximately 2 miles and Land of Sky Regional Council

                         will be on the right.  (It's just past the CVS and just before McDonalds, behind the ABC Store.)  

                        

Buncombe County Adult Care Home CEU Committee Presents:

Smokey Mountain Center:

Behavioral Health Services in our Long Term Care Communities

Date:                     Friday, June 6, 2014

Time:                     Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.Class held from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

    Cane                               Cane Creek Pharmacy will give away at $50.00 gift card to kick off the meeting!                               
                       
Breakfast will be provided upon arrival.                    
                             

Cost:                      $10.00 – This fee covers 3 CE hours made available through Buncombe County DHHS.

Descritption:       Please join us for a presentation by Smokey Mountain Center & Staff.  Smokey Mountain Center is a regional organization 
                             that coordinates high quality prevention, treatment, and support services for individuals and families in our communities  
                             with developmental disabilities, mental health, or substance abuse needs.  They will be speaking on the following topics:   

                              1. How to Access Services - Who do I call?  What does the intake and referral process look like?
                        2. What adult services are contracted by Smikey Mountain Center and available in Buncombe County? (CST,                             ACCT, Mobile Crisis, GAST, Med Management & Therapy)
                        3. How to submit provider complaints
                        4. Update on the DOJ settlements: PASRR and Transition to Community Living                               

                               Adult and Family Care Home representatives from all Smokey Mountain Center counties will find this event informative                                    and are welcome to attend.

Registration:       Pre-register and pre-pay by May 27th.  A $5.00 late fee will be applied if payment is received after May 27th.  Limited               Seating Available!!  Register by calling Linda Mitchell at (828)645-3094 or e-mailing larrym7@charter.net.  Please make          checks payable to The CEU Committee and send to P.O. Box 1807, Leicester, NC  28748

Where:                 Land of Sky Regional Council
                              338 New Leicester Hwy., Asheville, NC 28806

Directions:          From Patton Ave., take New Leicester Hwy. Travel approximately 2 miles and Land of Sky Regional Council will be on the right.
   (It’s just past the CVS and just before McDonalds, behind the ABC Store.)

                                          

Proper disposal of prescription medications can be followed in your residence by using the FDA information listed below.

According to the FDA’s web site, who's link can be found below, states the following should be followed for proper disposal of prescription medications:

  1. Follow any specific disposal instructions on the prescription drug labeling or patient information that accompanies the medicine. Do not flush medicines down the sink or toilet unless this information specifically instructs you to do so.
  2. If no disposal instructions are given on the prescription drug labeling, throw the drugs in the household trash following these steps:
    • Remove them from their original containers and mix them with an undesirable substance, such as used coffee grounds or kitty litter (this makes the drug less appealing to children and pets, and unrecognizable to people who may intentionally go through the trash seeking drugs.
    • Place the mixture in a sealable bag, empty can or other container to prevent the drug from leaking or breaking out of a garbage bag.

Ilisa Bernstein, Pharm. D., J.D., FDA’s Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance, offers some additional tips:

    • Before throwing out a medicine container, scratch out all identifying information on the prescription label to make it unreadable. This will help protect your identity and the privacy of your personal health information.
    • Do not give your medicine to friends. Doctors prescribe medicines based on a person’s specific symptoms and medical history. A medicine that works for you could be dangerous for someone else.
    • When in doubt about proper disposal, talk to your pharmacist.

For more information on this topic please visit the FDA’s web site by using the following address. http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm101653.htm

The Continuing Education Committee with Buncombe County's Department of Social Services is offering a continuing education class on Apirl 4, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with registration begining at 8:30 a.m.  Lunch will also be serviced from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. and Cane Creek Pharmacy will be giving away a $50.00 gift card during lunch!!  The cost of this class is only $25.00 per person and that fee covers Continuing Education Hours, Certification, and Lunch.

The topics to be covered are: Understanding Advanced Care Planning and Hospice & Palliative Care Services.  Joseph Jones, MSW is the Palliative Care Coordinator & Adult Care Home Liaison at Community Care of WNC and he will be discussing Advanced Care Planning, including: Living Wills, Health Care Power of Attorney, 5 Wishes & MOST Forms.  Laura Baker-Seseika, is the Hospice Marketing / Clinical Educational Coordinator with CarePartners  and Karen Lowe, RN is the Community Liaison with CarePartners.  Laura and Karen will be discussing Palliative Care.

Joseph Jones, MSW, is the Palliative Care Coordinator & Adult Care Home Liaison at Community Care of WNC.


After several years of experience in community-based services for older adults, Joseph completed a Master's of Social Work degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009 with a focus on gerontology. As the Palliative Care Coordinator for Community Care of Western North Carolina (CCWNC), Joseph provides training and support for CCWNC care managers around advanced care planning conversations and palliative care services. He is a Respecting Choices® certified trainer for the MOST form and facilitator of advanced care planning conversations. As the Adult Care Home Liaison for CCWNC, Joseph works directly with assisted living providers for the benefit of the Carolina Access Medicaid population.

Laura Baker-Seseika, B.S. Advertising & Marketing, Hospice Marketing / Clinical Educational Coordinator at CarePartners.

Laura has 25+ years in the healthcare industry, including 7+ years working with health care professionals, patients and families who are facing the decisions involved for those with terminal diagnosis. Her passion is helping elders and their loved ones obtain the healthcare information they need to have in order to make the decisions that are right for them. Currently, Laura specializes in bringing end of life education and resources to patients, families and the professionals who serve them.

Karen Lowe, RN, at CarePartners. 

Karen, RN is also certified in Geriatric Education and Public Speaking.  In serving CarePartners and the community for 27 years, Karen has vast experience and a history of management, case management and clinical recruitment. She currently serves as community liaison in long-term care facilities and physicians' offices.

You can register for this class by contacting Linda Mitchell at (828)645-3094(828)645-3094 or e-mailing larrym7@charter.net.  Please pre-register and pre-pay by March 27th in order to receive lunch! $5.00 late fee if payment is received after March 27th. Limited Seating Available!!  Please make checks payable to The CEU Committee and send to P.O. Box 1807, Leicester, NC 28748

The class will be held at Land of Sky Regional Council, located at 338 New Leicester Hwy., Asheville, NC 28806.  The directions are as follows:
From Patton Ave., take New Leicester Hwy. Travel approximately 2 miles and
Land of Sky Regional Council will be on the right. (It's just past the CVS and just before McDonalds, behind the ABC Store.)

 

 

 

Buncombe County's Continuing Education Committee will be hosting a class on Thursday, March 6, 2014. 

The topics that will be covered are Congestive Heart Failure and COPD. 

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and class will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with lunch served from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Cane Creek Pharmacy will give away a $50.00 dollar gift card during lunch!! 

The cost of this class will be $25.00 – This fee covers the CE hours, certification and lunch.

The speakers will be Deborah Barcia, RN from Cane Creek Pharmacy and Ellen Reker, RN, MSN/CNS Regional Coordinator, Heart Failure Program at Mission Health.  Deborah will discussing COPD and Ellen will be discussing Congestive Heart Failure.

Please Pre-register and pre-pay by February 27th in order to receive lunch! $5.00 late fee if payment is received after February 27th.

Limited Seating Available!! Register by calling Linda Mitchell at (828)645-3094(828)645-3094 or e-mailing continuinged@gmail.com. Please make checks payable to The CEU Committee and send to P.O. Box 1807, Leicester, NC 28748.  Land of Sky Regional Council is located at 338 New Leicester Hwy., Asheville, NC 28806.

The directions are as follows: From Patton Ave., take New Leicester Hwy. Travel approximately 2 miles and Land of Sky Regional Council will be on the right. (It's just past the CVS and just before McDonalds, behind the ABC Store.)

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