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Pain Management Conference for Patient Care Staff

August 28, 2012

McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital is offering an educational program, the Genevieve Armstrong Campbell Conference, for patient care staff covering a variety of pain management topics related to the hospitalized patient. “Managing Pain in the Hospitalized Patient,” will be offered Thursday September 20 and repeated on Friday, September 21 in Community Hospital’s new Prairie View Conference Room.

The all-day program begins each day at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 4:15 p.m. Nurses are especially encouraged to attend as well as anyone providing direct patient care, such as therapists and pharmacists.

Speaker is Melanie H. Simpson, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, CHPN, the team coordinator for the Pain Management Resource Team at The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Attendees will learn the basics and assessment of pain, pharmacotherapy, advanced techniques and nonpharmacologic treatments.

Cost of the program is $70 if the registration is postmarked by September 12. After that, the cost increases to $80. Seven CNE credits will be awarded for RNs, LPNs and LMHTs.

Partial funding for the conference is provided through the Community Hospital Health Foundation from the Genevieve Armstrong Campbell Memorial Fund. Called the Genevieve Armstrong Campbell Conference, the educational program honors a woman who practiced as a nurse at St. Catherine’s Hospital. She was widowed as a young wife when her military husband, a pilot, crashed his airplane in California. Her son, Carl (Butch), left part of his estate to the health foundation in honor of his mother.

The program is offered by Community Hospital in joint sponsorship with The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center. Those interested in attending can call the AHEC NW Regional Office at 785-628-6128 for more information on the program. To register, click here: “Providers’ Pain Management Conference” to print out a registration page, or call the AHEC Statewide Office at (620)235-4040.

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