Continued Learning Health Care Seminars

Upcoming Healthcare Seminars

Wilkes University is proud to offer a variety of continuing education seminars for healthcare professionals.

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Discussion on the Netflix documentary How to Fix A Drug Scandal

Zoom discussion with Erin Lee Carr, director of the documentary; and Ryan West, Director of Corporate Training and Business Development, ARCpoint Labs.

Program Objectives

  • Discuss if healthcare professionals, or other professionals, should work while on treatment with Suboxone or methadone
  • Explain what role, if any, an employer should take in screening for substance use

Speakers

Erin Lee Carr is two-time Emmy nominated filmmaker known for exploring criminal justice, femininity and virality. Her four-part docuseries How to Fix a Drug Scandal was released on Netflix on April 1. The series ranked in the top ten “most watched” shows on the platform during the first week of air. In 2020, Erin’s documentary At The Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, was the proud recipient of the Emmy’s Television Academy Honors. Currently, Erin is working with HBO on a forthcoming docu-series, their fifth collaboration as well as an undisclosed film. In addition, she is consulting producer on a Michelle Carter scripted adaptation in which Elle Fanning will star as the derisive defendant (for Hulu by UCP). Erin has zero hobbies besides hanging with her dog Bonnie Jean.

Ryan West is currently the Director of Corporate Training and Business Development at ARCpoint Labs.  He began working in the chemical addictions field in 2007 as a clinical evaluator and admissions counselor for Greenbriar Treatment Center. Greenbriar is a behavioral health subsidiary of Washington Health System specializing in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, serving the Greater Pittsburgh area. For eight years, Ryan served as the Manager of Corporate Trainings and Business Development, where he's helped over 100 organizations, locally and internationally, re-develop their drug and alcohol policies, drug testing procedures, and drug training and awareness programs. He also frequently speaks at local and regional conferences as an authority on chemical addictions - how they develop, how they are treated, and how they impact the individual, the family unit, and the workplace. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology and a master’s degree in psychology with an industrial-organizational concentration. He is also a published author on the subject of workplace substance use and impairment, a designated drug and alcohol educator by numerous Substance Abuse Professionals, a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® practitioner, and a Certified Forensic Interviewer specializing in body language interpretation.

Date/Time

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6-7 p.m.

Location

Zoom Webinar (meeting link will be provided to registrants)

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 12 a.m.

Continuing Education Credits

4.5 hours CE will be given to physicians, pharmacists, nurses and social workers for participating in the discussion and for watching How to Fix A Drug Scandal prior to the discussion.
(3.5 hours viewing plus 1 hour discussion)

Cost

$20

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Discussion on the Netflix documentary The Pharmacist

Zoom discussion with Daniel Mimnaugh, Luzerne County Task Force Coordinator and Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD, FAPhA, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy for a webinar discussion on this Netflix documentary.

Program Objectives

  • Discuss how we can educate children on the dangers of drug use.
  • Describe the steps can we take to improve the way drugs are viewed in society, and how can we educate others (public or provider) on effective pain management and advocacy for substance use treatment.
  • Recognize unusual with a patient prescriptions and steps to address them.

Speakers

Daniel Mimnaugh graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in 1994.  He has had assignments with the Vice/Narcotics Unit Troop R, Dunmore Barracks; Bureau of Criminal Investigation Organized Crime Unit; Bureau of Criminal Investigation Intelligence Unit; Federal Bureau of Investigations Safe Streets Unit and served as Chief of Police in the Dupont Borough Police Department.    From November 2016 to the present, he has been the Drug Task Force Coordinator for the Luzerne County Drug Task Force. His primary duties are to approve all Narcotics Operations of all drug task force officers in Luzerne County.  During the course of his duties he participates in surveillance, drug buys and search warrants.

Over the course of his career, he has participated in and prepared countless criminal complaints and search warrants for narcotics violations.  He has participated in upwards of 30 Title III hardwires as well as have been the affiant of hardwires, both Federal and State.  He also conducted a two year long “RICO” (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Investigation).  This investigation included but not limited to; Homicide, Money Laundering, Underage Sex Trafficking and Distribution of large quantities of Narcotics between New York City and Pennsylvania.

Dr. Jeffrey Bratberg studies the essential roles community pharmacists play regarding opioid safety, opioid overdose, harm reduction and opioid use disorders, and advocates for pharmacists’ essential roles in low-barrier medication access, public health promotion, and policy change through sustained advocacy. In 2015, he was appointed to the Rhode Island (RI) Governor’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force and co-wrote the RI state plan. He works on two federal grants, a randomized controlled trial of pharmacists’ use of a collaborative practice agreement to initiate and manage medications for opioid use disorder and a multi-state, randomized control trial testing the effectiveness of a pharmacist and pharmacy focused intervention to improve naloxone provision, nonprescription syringe access and buprenorphine dispensing in community pharmacies. He co-teaches an interprofessional “grand challenge” course on opioid use disorders and is an associate editor of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA).

Date/Time

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6-7 p.m.

Location

Zoom Webinar (meeting link will be provided to registrants)

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, November 16 at 12 a.m.

Continuing Education Credits

4.5 hours CE will be given to physicians, pharmacists, nurses and social workers for participating in the discussion and for watching The Pharmacist prior to the discussion.
(3.5 hours viewing plus 1 hour discussion)

Cost

$20

Register

Accreditation Statements

Counselors

Wilkes University is a preapproved provider of continuing education for professional counselors through the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. Counselors who attend will receive a certificate at the conclusion of the program.

Dentists

Luzerne County Dental Society-Pa is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 10/1/2018 to 9/30/2021. Provider ID#219119

Pharmacists

The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants who attend the full program and complete an evaluation form for these knowledge-based activities will be awarded CEUs.

Herorin(e) – 1.5 hours - ACPE# 0097-0000-21-011-L08-P

The Pharmacist – 4.5 hours – ACPE# 0097-0000-21-012-L08-P

How to Fix A Drug Scandal – 4.5 hours – ACPE# 0097-0000-21-013-L08-P

Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and Luzerne County Medical Society. The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of __ AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Wilkes University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who attend will receive a certificate at the conclusion of the programs.

Social Workers

Wilkes University is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for programs for social workers and clinical social workers as an accredited university. Social Workers who attend will receive a certificate at the conclusion of the program.