Monday, December 18, 2017

First Nations Telehealth Speaker Series: The Four Elements

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The First Nations Telehealth Network is pleased to present the annual First Nations Telehealth Speaker Series. This year the speaker series will look to dive into the four elements (earth, water, fire and air) and see how they relate to First Nations in Alberta. Each element will be broken down into two sessions which include cultural significance and health and safety. The series will run from October 2015 to April 2016.


This session will provide information about the types of burn injuries, prevention strategies, assessment and evaluation of burns, initial management in the community setting and criteria for referral to a burn centre.

Learning Objectives:

• Identify four types of burn injuries
• Identify two tools for estimating the size of a burn
• Discuss prevention strategies to include in community education programs
• Discuss emergent care in the community
• Implement wound care for individuals receiving burn care in the community
• Identify when referral to a burn centre is appropriate

Speaker: Dorothy Phillips, FNIHB Clinical Nurse Specialist - Wounds, Ostomy & Continence

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The following handouts are available for this session: Management of Burn Wounds Presentation

 



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In this session we will discuss how to identify, prepare and protect your home against potential hazards. We'll also highlight the importance of smoke alarms in keeping you and your family safe. This session is interactive, so feel free to ask your "burning" questions!

Learning Objectives:

• Learn to identify potential hazards

• Learn to protect your home from fire hazards
• Learn about potential damages caused by fire

Speaker: Leon Smallboy, TSAG Fire Safety Coordinator

Handouts:

The following handouts are available for this session: Lets conduct a quick fire inspection

Recordings:

There is no recording available for this session.


Life has many moments that take your breath away, Asthma should not be the cause of them. Join us as we learn about Asthma in childen from diagnosis to treatment to management, This session is meant to be interactive so come with any questions you may have!

Speaker: Kathy Courtney, Respiratory Educator, RRT

Handouts:

The following handouts are available for this session: First Nations Telehealth Network: Kids Asthma

Recordings:

There is no recording available for this session.


It’s a new year and with that comes thoughts of making this year the best year yet. Join us as Hal Eagletail helps us learn about spiritual well-being from a cultural perspective. This session is meant to be interactive and can be a fantastic opportunity to get your questions answered!

Speaker: Hal Eagletail

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Water is the centre and beginning of all life. It also plays an integral part in Aboriginal culture and ceremonial practices, especially in relation to healing. Join us as Francis Whiskeyjack helps us learn about water from the Aboriginal perspective. There will also be an opportunity for questions at the end so come with any questions you may have.

Speaker: Francis Whiskeyjack

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After the completion of the session participants should have:

• Increased awareness of the most common types of injuries occurring in First Nations communities
• Increased knowledge about resources and programs to encourage pedestrian safety and occupant restraint use
• Increased understanding  the importance of fall prevention and some steps that can be taken to prevent falls
• Increased awareness of the issue of concussion and of the resources available to support appropriate identification, management and prevention of concussion


Speakers: Rosalie Freund-Heritage, Education Coordinator
Rosalie has been working in the area of falls prevention for over a decade.  She has collaborated with seniors and practitioners to develop materials that provide useful steps to reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls among older adults.   Rosalie provides education to older adults and supports practitioners to address this serious issue.

Patti Stark, Community Mobilization Coordinator
Patti works with individuals, groups and communities to increase awareness as to the resources and services available through IPC and other injury prevention organizations.  She supports the building and strengthening of their capacity to develop, implement, evaluate and sustain activities to address their local injury issues. She has worked on a variety of injury prevention issues including traffic safety, suicide and poisoning.

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There are no handouts available for this session.

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Motivational Interviewing Skills for Tobacco Prevention and Cessation” will explain what motivational interviewing skills are, how to use them specifically toward assisting clients to quit smoking. Several popular teaching tools will also be discussed including a brief overview of novel ways to use tobacco including electronic cigarettes.

Speaker: Cinde Little, RRT, CRE, CTE

Handouts:

There are no handouts available for this session.

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There is no recording available for this session.