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The Aide’s Role in Knowing When to Call for Help

  • Thursday, May 14, 2015
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Audio Teleconference


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The Kansas Home Care Association is pleased to bring you this educational program through an agreement with the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina…

Association for Home & Hospice Care of NC
The Caring Connection presents

Mayday!  Mayday!  Mayday!
The Aide’s Role in Knowing When to Call for Help

Thursday, May 14, 2015
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CST

CD recording also available. 

Description:  The movie has just started. A ship is sinking off the coast of Florida. The ship’s Captain is calling out over the radio – Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! The Coast Guard arrives in time, the crew is saved and the movie has a happy ending. Did you know that this international distress signal comes from the French word meaning “come help me?” Aides often find themselves afloat on the high seas of home care and need to call for help. This teleconference will assist the aides in sorting through how to respond and when -  as they deal with various patient scenarios.

Presenter: Sherry Thomas, BSN, MPH has worked in home care for 33 years  - as a visiting nurse, supervisor, manager and Director. She was instrumental in starting both a large in-home aide waiver program in NC and a large, hospital based home health agency.  Over the years she has taught numerous education classes for home care staff. She is currently the Senior Executive Vice President for the Association for Home & Hospice Care of NC where she advises agencies in NC and SC on policies and regulations and oversees provider education. Sherry was a Johnston Nursing Scholar at the University of NC at Chapel Hill, was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the Honor Society of Nursing, and has received several industry awards over the years. Most importantly, she loves home care patients and the staff who care for them!

KHCA Members:  $95 per live line or per CD
Non-Members:  $190 per live line or per CD

Convenience: Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a telephone workshop. There is no travel time involved and no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site through one phone line. All you need to participate is a speaker telephone and a room large enough for your staff. It is a controlled, radio-like environment where you will gather your staff, dial an 800 number, state your verbal password, and you’re connected. You will also be able to participate in a Q&A portion. The teleconference will take place from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST., 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CST.

CD recordings are available for purchase.  Please allow 2 weeks following the live presentation to receive the CD by mail.

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