Acute Care Education: Speaker Spotlight - Susan Marie

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    Speaker SpotlightFebruary, 2019

    Susan Marie

    Susan Marie, Ph.D., PMHNP, CARN-AP, BC, licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and certified in Addictions, brings over 30 years of clinical experience treating adults with diverse mental illnesses, specializing in serious mental illness, trauma and substance use disorders. She is noted for her “pitfalls” and “pearls” of psychopharmacology. Her passiSons are “radical respect” for people with serious mental illnesses and addictions, excellence in psychopharmacology, and integrating psychotherapeutic interventions for clients with PTSD, addictions and chronic pain. 


    Dr. Marie is an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University where she teaches graduate psychiatric mental health nursing students. She is the Medical Director for Behavioral Health at Old Town Clinic, in Portland, Oregon where she maintains a practice specializing in diagnostic evaluation, psychopharmacology for complex patients and psychopharmacology consultation to other professionals. Dr. Marie’s work developing integrated behavioral health within primary care settings was noted in the Robert Wood Johnson LEAP initiative and awarded by the Oregon Primary Care Association in 2013.

    Susan Marie's Upcoming Programs You Don't Want to Miss!

    Psychotropic Medications: Essentials for Practice

    March 8 & 9, 2019

    Psychotropic medication agents can save and improve lives when properly prescribed. Monitoring and intervening for serious adverse effects impact successful client outcomes. This two-day program is designed for nurse practitioners and registered nurses seeking a greater understanding of the common pitfalls in prescribing and managing psychotropic medications. You will explore the role and importance of inflammation in psychiatric disorders and best evidence-based strategies for treating anxiety, mood, psychotic and other disorders. You will discuss the safe tapering of benzodiazepines, effective utilization of complementary agents for various psychiatric and emotional conditions, and how to improve collaboration with clients and peers using holistic care and evidenced based strategies.

    Contact hours: 12

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    Act Against Suicide: For Nurses

    April 5, 2019

    Suicide assessment, prevention, and intervention is a topic relevant to all nursing care providers. Research shows that most people who commit suicide have a diagnosable mental and/or substance use disorder. This program will explore the critical elements of assessing for suicide risk in the general population and special populations including military/veterans, adolescents, elderly, and LGBT. It will review key strategies in providing effective suicide prevention and provide hands on application of evidence-based intervention tools.

    This course has been approved by the Washington State Department of Health to meet the WA requirement for 6.0 contact hours in suicide assessment, prevention, and management for registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses (TRNG.TG.60717225-SUIC).

    Contact hours: 6.5

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    March Featured Programs

    Health Care Team Leader Certificate

    March 14, 2019

    Unlock your awareness of how your personality traits play a role in your interactions with others. Learn how to adapt your style of communication and delegation to effectively motivate others to accomplish common work goals. This program will prepare you for all types of front-line team leadership positions. 

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    Preceptor-As-Leader Certificate

    March 15, 2019

    Being a preceptor sets an expectation that you are prepared to train the next generation of healthcare workers. Gain the tools and techniques you need to know about your motivations, adult learning characteristics, the barriers and biology associated with learning, how to develop critical thinking, and deliver feedback to your preceptee.

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    SEVA Stress Release: Part 1 for Self – Care and Part 2 for Others

    March 21, 2019

    Part 1 teaches an acupressure protocol that can be used for self-care for general relaxation and reduction of stress. No experience with bodywork required. Part 2 is a series of practical exercises to demonstrate the protocol. After taking modules one and two, students have enough information and skill to practice easily on themselves, as with family and friends.

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    Nurse Delegation Core - February 20th

    Designed for the Nursing Assistant or Home Care Aide to learn the basics of delegation, how to administer medication and perform specific health care procedures.


    12 Lead ECG Interpretation - February 20th in KIRKLAND, WA

    This rapidly moving course will explore 12-lead ECG interpretation beyond basic cardiac ECG rhythms. We will explore the advanced ECG concepts of bundle branch blocks, chamber enlargement, axis deviation, and ST-segment elevation, ST-segment depression and T-wave inversions and their relationship to STEMI and NSTEMI MI’s.


    Nurse Delegation: Diabetes - February 26th

    From the warning signs of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia to the appropriate responses to treating these conditions, you will learn all aspect of different types diabetes medications and insulin, including how to safely draw up, administer, and document insulin administration.


    BLS for Healthcare Providers - February 27th AM

    Certification or recertification in the initial assessment and immediate treatment of patients in respiratory or cardiac distress.


    BLS 2-Hour Renewal for Healthcare Providers - February 27th PM

    This quick paced course is for the busy professional who is versed in BLS concepts.


    Science of ECG Rhythm Recognition - February 28th

    This class is designed for those who need basic cardiac ECG rhythm identification skills.

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