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Southern Regional AHEC Offers Continuing Education Carnival

The Regional Education and Information Services division at Southern Regional AHEC is hosting a Continuing Education Showcase for health care professionals and health professions students. The showcase is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4 from 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. It is a sanctioned event of the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival.

The Continuing Education Showcase will be held in the Gerald A. Strand, Ph.D. Learning Center for Health Care Professionals, on the second floor of Southern Regional AHEC. Attendees can munch on carnival food such as animal crackers, popcorn and peanuts while visiting individual booths, and Ask the Expert about:

Each booth will have a carnival game where attendees can try to win prizes.

Throughout the day, free one-hour continuing education programs, specifically for health care professionals, will be held in Southern Regional AHEC’s Family Medicine Classroom and will award general CEU credits to attendees. A sample of topics to be covered include: Mental Health First Aid • Herbal/Prescription Drug Interaction: What Every Health Care Professional Needs to Know • IPIP Hooray! Overview of the Model for Improvement and An Overview of Meaningful Use for Medical Practices • Care and Maintenance of Dentures (instructor provided by UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry).

To recognize National Nursing Week, May 6-12, and Nursing Day on May 6, author Amy Glenn Vega will be signing her Nursing Novellas, short novels that offer nursing continuing education credit at a low cost, at the user’s own pace, and where the user’s experience is as entertaining as it is educational.

Attendees of the Continuing Education Showcase also have the opportunity to tour Southern Regional AHEC’s medical library, the Information Access Center (IAC), and learn about digital resources, electronic medical journal subscriptions as well as materials available in traditional printed formats. The IAC also houses a computer lab where participants can obtain free copies of their CE and CME transcripts, a $15 value.

Also available for attendees is a free download of Polyglot Medical Spanish, a new iPhone app developed by the Duke AHEC Program, to help health care professionals communicate with their Spanish-speaking patients.