Conferences

Assessing Learning in the Classroom: Formative and Summative Tools – Donna “Iggy” Ignatavicius

Barb Bancroft’s Summer/Fall 2020 - Focus on Clinical Topics

Join Iggy in Summer Camp as she updates nurse educators on the latest practices for helping students learn clinical judgment to promote safe quality patient care! Topics: focus on classroom & clinical learning strategies and learning assessments, including an NGN update. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their plans for implementing new ideas and ask Iggy questions about best educational practices as part of each webinar.
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Virtual Teaching: What’s Your Destination? – Michele Deck

Barb Bancroft’s Summer/Fall 2020 - Focus on Clinical Topics

Did you wake up one day to find that the world changed overnight due to a pandemic? Are you now journeying into the unknown of teaching in the virtual world? Is your travel going smoothly, or are you stuck in "this trip is a nightmare" mode? In this session experience some engaging, involving methods you can use with your learners. Discover how to structure your teaching to accomplish your learning outcomes in new ways using Zoom and other online platforms for effective learning.
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Incorporating Learning Activities to Develop Clinical Judgment in the Practice Environment – Donna “Iggy” Ignatavicius

Barb Bancroft’s Summer/Fall 2020 - Focus on Clinical Topics

Join Iggy in Summer Camp as she updates nurse educators on the latest practices for helping students learn clinical judgment to promote safe quality patient care! Topics: focus on classroom & clinical learning strategies and learning assessments, including an NGN update. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their plans for implementing new ideas and ask Iggy questions about best educational practices as part of each webinar.
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Virtual Teaching: Plan Your Journey! – Michele Deck

Barb Bancroft’s Summer/Fall 2020 - Focus on Clinical Topics

Did you wake up one day to find that the world changed overnight due to a pandemic? Are you now journeying into the unknown of teaching in the virtual world? Is your travel going smoothly, or are you stuck in "this trip is a nightmare" mode? In this session experience some engaging, involving methods you can use with your learners. Discover how to structure your teaching to accomplish your learning outcomes in new ways using Zoom and other online platforms for effective learning.
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Assessing Learning in the Practice Setting: Formative and Summative Tools – Donna “Iggy” Ignatavicius

Barb Bancroft’s Summer/Fall 2020 - Focus on Clinical Topics

Join Iggy in Summer Camp as she updates nurse educators on the latest practices for helping students learn clinical judgment to promote safe quality patient care! Topics: focus on classroom & clinical learning strategies and learning assessments, including an NGN update. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their plans for implementing new ideas and ask Iggy questions about best educational practices as part of each webinar.
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Getting Ready for the Next-Generation NCLEX® (NGN): A Systematic Approach – Donna “Iggy” Ignatavicius

Barb Bancroft’s Summer/Fall 2020 - Focus on Clinical Topics

Join Iggy in Summer Camp as she updates nurse educators on the latest practices for helping students learn clinical judgment to promote safe quality patient care! Topics: focus on classroom & clinical learning strategies and learning assessments, including an NGN update. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their plans for implementing new ideas and ask Iggy questions about best educational practices as part of each webinar.
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Virtual Teaching: Are We There Yet? – Michele Deck

Barb Bancroft’s Summer/Fall 2020 - Focus on Clinical Topics

Did you wake up one day to find that the world changed overnight due to a pandemic? Are you now journeying into the unknown of teaching in the virtual world? Is your travel going smoothly, or are you stuck in "this trip is a nightmare" mode? In this session experience some engaging, involving methods you can use with your learners. Discover how to structure your teaching to accomplish your learning outcomes in new ways using Zoom and other online platforms for effective learning.
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Interpretation of Lab Tests: Shaken and Stirred! – Barb Bancroft

Barb Bancroft’s Summer/Fall 2020 - Focus on Clinical Topics

Enjoy the latest update on the Interpretation of Lab Tests and their clinical relevance to disease and pharmacologic agents. Barb will discuss serum proteins, including the lipoproteins and their relationship with the statins, and cardiovascular disease. Albumin levels, liver disease and kidney disease will be covered. Anemias will also be correlated to B12, folic acid and iron deficiency. The WBC and differential will be discussed as it relates to various infections and their clinical manifestations. Barb will also include the influence of common drugs on various lab tests.
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Physical Assessment: If You Only Have 5 Minutes – Barb Bancroft

Barb Bancroft’s Summer/Fall 2020 - Focus on Clinical Topics

The most important part of any physical exam is taking the patient HISTORY. Learn how to characterize the chief complaint by asking the right questions—the PQRST + AAA way. Barb provides examples of how to use this mnemonic to get the most information in the least amount of time. Barb will then guide you through assessment basics—where to “listen” if you only have a minute, where to “look” if you only have a minute, where to “feel” if you only have a minute. Barb correlates anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology for each major system discussed—the heart, the lungs, the abdomen, and the nervous system.
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Fighting Back…Your Amazing Immune System: COVID-19, Sepsis, Autoimmune Diseases – Barb Bancroft

Barb Bancroft’s Summer/Fall 2020 - Focus on Clinical Topics

This one-day seminar provides an up-to-the minute overview and update on inflammation and immunity. Barb will discuss the three major principles of the immune system and correlate the innate immune response with the adaptive immune response. You’ll hear all about neutrophils, B lymphocytes, T lymphocytes, antibodies and cytokines. The “cytokine storm” observed in severely ill COVID-19 patients will be discussed. Vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, anti-inflammatory drugs will all be correlated with a myriad of infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases. Allergies, anaphylaxis, asthma, allergic rhinitis are IgE-mediated diseases—their symptoms and treatment will be discussed. Immunology can be fun!! Join Barb for an entertaining and informative day!
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Heart Failure: It’s Complicated – Barb Bancroft

Barb Bancroft’s Summer/Fall 2020 - Focus on Clinical Topics

Chronic heart failure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The top three causes of heart failure today are long-standing type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, coronary artery disease, and old age. Join Barb for a comprehensive overview of all of the causes of heart failure in young and old patients, how COVID-19 affects the heart, the new terms used for heart failure (HFrRF, HFpRF, HFmrRF), the pathophysiology of heart failure followed by the signs and symptoms, interpretation of the NT-BNP and or the BNP, and the treatment of heart failure as well as the ways we can prevent readmission to the hospital in heart failure patients (and make Medicare happy).
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Brain Attack: Stroke Overview and Update – Barb Bancroft

Barb Bancroft’s Summer/Fall 2020 - Focus on Clinical Topics

Join Barb for a day devoted to the understanding of hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes in patients of all ages. You will learn neuranatomy and the blood supply of the brain in order to understand the various signs and symptoms observed in stroke patients. Barb will also discuss the risk factors and prevention measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of stroke. Treatment modalities, both surgical and medical will also be discussed.

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