Preview Webinars

View short previews or our live and on-demand webinars to get a better feel for the kind of content we provide.

A New Theory of Addiction

May 1, 2014

In this 10-minute preview, author of "The Sober Truth," "Breaking Addiction," and "The Heart of Addiction," Lance Dodes, will describe the 3 major elements of a new way to understand the very nature of addiction. First, all addictions are efforts to reverse overwhelming feelings of helplessness. Second, the intense drive behind addiction can now be understood as the normal survival need to fight against being trapped in a helpless position. Third, the addictive act itself is always a displacement (a substitute) for taking a more direct action to reverse helplessness. This helps explain why people can switch addictions from one to another: it is just a matter of changing the displacement.

Start Triage and Rapid Treatment: A Case Study

March 4, 2014

In this quick ten minute preview segment of our upcoming live webinar, “Five Things You Should Know About Telephone Triage”, we will review briefly one of today’s current acronyms associated with telephone triage. There are various triage acronyms; however, we will focus on S.T.A.R.T. - Start Triage and Rapid Treatment. Although, this acronym is quite basic, it is effective for triage nurses to follow. We will explore the S.T.A.R.T. acronym with a case study.

Powers of Attorney: Medical Records Release Concerns

January 17, 2014

You should attend this webinar to get a quick and easy understanding of the basics of powers of attorneys; what they are and; what they can do. Learn what an enforceable power of attorney is; common misunderstandings of power of attorneys and how long they are enforceable. By educating yourself as to the basics of power of attorney issues, you will be better prepared for your real-life difficulties associated with this legal arrangement. These important points, and much more, are also outlined in my upcoming live webinar on March 12, 2014 “Powers of Attorney: Medical Records Release Concerns”.

Are Safety Contracts Valid in Suicide Crisis Intervention?

December 2, 2013

Clinicians have been taught that safety contracts are a standard for risk management and therapeutic intervention when an individual is actively suicidal. But are they really helpful? This 10 minute preview of our upcoming live webinar, "Suicidology: Your Responsibilities for Protecting Your Clients and the Public," which takes place on January 28th, 2014, speaks to the contemporary research on the validity and utility of safety contracts as a therapeutic strategy.

The What, When, and How of Educating Patients with Diabetes

November 1, 2013

Are your diabetes patients using what you are teaching? Watch this 10 minute preview segment taken from our live webinar held on December 10, 2013 entitled “The What, When, and How of Educating Patients with Diabetes”. In this quick preview you will catch a glimpse of the practical approaches to being engaging, being relevant, and building action in your patients.

HIPAA Security Compliance Challenges after the HITECH Act

September 19, 2013

HIPAA Security Rule compliance requires that the risks to privacy and security of Protected Health Information be assessed and managed, but what does that actually mean in day-to-day decisions about how to handle HIPAA compliance questions? How do you decide what to do if the patient wants you to e-mail their health information to them in a plain e-mail message? Looking at the rules and performing a risk analysis helps you understand what to do. What if there's a breach and you need to figure out whether it needs to be reported or not? Risk Analysis is how you make that decision. And the information posted from the reporting of large breaches helps you know what risks are prevalent and must be considered in your overall risk analysis. Understanding risks is essential to making good compliance decisions and in this preview session we will examine some practical applications of risk analysis in HIPAA.

Assessment of Adolescent Substance Use Disorders

September 12, 2013

In this quick 10 minute preview, we will describe the critical elements of the assessment of adolescents suspected of having or having problems with substance use. Learn elements including screening and more comprehensive assessments. We will discuss the importance of screening for co-existing psychopathology and common areas of psychosocial impairment. Learn about the use of urine drug screens and other toxicological methods to detect use.

Pressure Ulcers: Assessing, Treating and Preventing Infection

September 9, 2013

Do not attend this webinar if you are not confounded by why wounds might not heal. Do not attend this webinar if you are an infection guru. Do not attend this webinar if you are an ace at wound assessment. But if you have ever wondered why the treatment you recommended did not work and the wound got infected anyway, or if you are searching for answers about practical suggestions in dealing with bioburden in wounds, or you get confused when you have to describe a wound, then this is the webinar you do not want to miss! Biofilms, bioburdens, infections…what’s the difference and why does it matter? This question will be answered in the upcoming webinar. In addition, many people are confused when it comes to wound assessment. But there is a systematic method that will take the mystery away from wound assessment, no matter what type of wound it is. If you want to learn to sharpen your wound skills, this is the webinar you do not want to miss!

Dealing with Difficult People

July 24, 2013

This 10 minute segment gives you a glimpse into some of the factors that create hostility in patient-provider interactions. Growing healthcare demands nationally exacerbate the challenges in excellent communication among providers and between providers and patients which can lead to difficult moments for providers and patients alike. Prepare yourself and your teams to prevent and mitigate challenging interactions, and gain several tools to use when facing these difficult interpersonal communications.

Supporting Students with Disabilities in Making the Transition from School to Adult Life

April 25, 2013

This segment specifically addresses issues concerning the transition planning process and stresses the importance of interagency collaboration, including the role of social workers. A smooth transition to adult services is more likely to occur if representatives from adult service agencies are included in the transition planning process as early as possible.

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