HEALTH CARE ASSISTANTS EDUCATION CONFERENCE

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AND TOPIC INFORMATION


June 20, 2017

   8:00 a.m.     Registration Open/Continental Breakfast

   9:00 a.m.     Putting Your Best Foot Forward - Customer Service & Professionalism
                      
Speaker: Brenda Clark Hamilton
Whether you’re a health care assistant that works in a nursing facility, assisted living community or in home health care, most of us got into field out of a desire to help people.  But, like it or not, health care is a business…with both external customers and internal customers. How each of us treats our “customers” has a big impact on our most important outcome:  patient health and well-being. This insightful session was specifically designed to help health care assistant develop skills and behaviours to offer exceptional customer care. It also empowers participants to adopted a consistent, professional style when communicating with customers and helps them identify ways they can add value to customer relationships and exceed expectations

10:45 a.m.     Pitfalls and Benefits of Social Media in the Workplace
                     
Speaker: Kelsey Crosse
Inappropriate social media conduct can lead to tomorrow’s headlines. That’s why it is so important for health care assistants to understand the new changes and how they relate to enforcement of HIPAA for both facilities and staff.  This session will go into great detail regarding the use of technology and social media and how it relates to the HIPAA Security Rule, in particular with portable devices. Areas covered will be texting, email, encryption, medical messaging, voice data and risk factors as they relate to IT.

12:00 p.m.     Lunch (Provided)

12:45 p.m.     CNAs Guide to Lifting and Lifts
                     
Speaker: Theresa McNulty
Back injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders are rampant in the healthcare industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurses' aides, health aides, radiology technologists and therapists make up four of the top 10 professionals at the greatest risk for back injury. During this presentation attendees will learn how to identify patient-handling hazards, understand basic rules for safe patient lifts and transfers, learn the proper use of mechanical lifting and transferring equipment to avoid back injuries, prepare properly for patient lifts and transfers, and use safe techniques in a variety of patient life and transfer situations.

   2:30p.m.     7 Keys to Personal Success and Happiness in your Healthcare Career
                     
Speaker: Clint Maun
What is it that makes people want to stay in a healthcare job? Why do some employees look forward to their workday while others just show up because they have to?  How is it that some employees can effectively help others and their organization while also achieving personal success and happiness for themselves? Through my interviews and research, I discovered that success is not random. In fact, my research has indicated that successful healthcare professionals all use a specific set of “key” skills, techniques, and tools on a daily basis. This fun informative session will show health care assistants how to put these “keys” to practice which will open the door to personal success and happiness.

   3:45 p.m.     Adjourn