Sept. 17, 2004
The nursing program at the Gettysburg Campus of HACC, central Pennsylvania's community college, is meeting its goal of bringing professional development to nurses in the local community with "Nursing: It's a Complex World."

The day-long conference, scheduled for October 12, is designed to help nurses keep current with the latest practices in today's healthcare environment, according to Marilyn Teeter, RN, MSN, coordinator of the Gettysburg Campus nursing program.

"The demands on nurses are changing," explained Teeter. "Patients and families expect more, and, with that, they become more critical. At this conference, nurses can learn how they can promote patient satisfaction and how they can deal with patients and families when they become angry or violent."

The program, which runs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., features three different sessions, including:

  • Wound Care Update - led by Kimberly Black, RN, BSN, CWOCN, of Lutheran Home Care Services, Inc. In addition, Jeff Gillette, RN, BSN, will demonstrate the use of a "wound-vac," which is a relatively new technique used in wound healing.

  • Patient and Staff Satisfaction: How to Achieve These Separate, But Equal, Priorities in Health Care Today - led by Jaime Markel, director of Organizational Development for WellSpan Health.

  • When is Enough, Enough? What to Do When Patient or Family Violence is Directed Toward You - led by Amy Nelson, J.D., associate general counsel for WellSpan Health.

  • The cost of the program is $39 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Deadline for registration is October 5. For more information or to register, contact 717.338.1010.

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