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Health Issues Causing Crises? What To Look For, What To Do WEBINAR

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


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Health Issues Causing Crises? – Registration

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Many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have difficulty in understanding their pain/discomfort or telling others about it. Their lives can be greatly improved when pain/discomfort and their causes are discovered.

This session will help raise your awareness of pain/discomfort possibilities that may negatively affect people you know. It will be presented with a realistic, practical perspective by a nurse who understands.

The session will include:

  • Causes of pain and discomfort
  • Prevention
  • Behavior – a clue to discomfort or pain
  • Practical ways to help
  • What to share with medical professionals

Webinar Structure:

Webinar will include a 1.5 hour presentation with opportunities for participant engagement. Participants will attend a 15-20 minute follow up discussion with Q&A one week after the webinar. This will provide participants an opportunity to reflect on what they have learned, process information, and engage in smaller group discussions on the topic.

About the Presenter:

Marcia Stickel, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Waisman WIN Program Director (retired)

Marcia’s education includes a BA in Psychology as well as a BSN in Nursing. She has worked as a home health nurse and as a hospital nurse on a rehab unit, working with those who had traumatic brain injuries.Marcia has worked in community nursing in Dane County since 2003. She was a nurse care manager for individuals with both physical and severe mental health disabilities at CLA and Care Wisconsin.From 2009-2019, she worked in the Wellness Inclusion Nursing (WIN) program, an outreach program from the UW Waisman Center. WIN nurses work with individuals who have developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries and who live in the community and work primarily as advocates, consultants and educators.