Educational Opportunity for Professionals in ALS
We are pleased to announce the launch of our online professional education webinars, approved for continuing education credits for nurses, social workers and allied health professionals. In the series of 12 on-demand webinars, healthcare professionals will learn about best practices, current research and new ideas in their field as they relate to supporting and caring for those living with ALS. These webinars and CEU credits have been made available free of charge for the ALS healthcare community, and will be live until Friday, February 26, 2021.
The ALS Association 2021 Online Professional Education Courses
ALS Patients’ Socio-Ecological Resilience and Self-Determination for Life-Sustaining Treatments: A Mixed Methods Study ~ Jeremy Van Tress, PhD, CSWA
Avoiding Burnout: Boundaries for Professional Caregivers ~ Amber Johnstone, MSW, LISW-S
Educate and Empower: The SLP’s guide to managing the communication needs of individuals with ALS ~ Sarah Whyte MS, CCC-SLP, ATP, CBIS
Hands-On! Low Tech Eye Gaze Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for individuals with ALS ~ Sarah Whyte MS, CCC-SLP, ATP, CBIS
Home Automation Made Simple ~ Antoinette Verdone, MSBME, ATP
How to Make a Home Accessible without Tearing Down Walls ~ Alisa Brownlee, ATP, CLIPP, CAPS, WSP
Understanding Grief and Loss in the ALS Community ~ Julia Ellifritt LISW-S
Using Heath Care Collaboration to Implement a Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic in Rural America ~ Sarah Clemins M. S. CCC-SLP and Sara Hoten, LGSW
What Can PT Do? The Role of the Physical Therapist Across the Disease Stages of ALS ~ Renee Hetzler, DPT
Assessing for Depression and Anxiety in The ALS Clinic ~ Kim Harber, LMSW
Recommendations for Optimizing Nutrition, Hydration and Body Composition in ALS to Slow Progression and Prolong Survival ~ Rup Tandan, MD and Edward Kasarskis, MD, PhD
This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886471672-1334). Social workers must complete all 12 courses to obtain CE credits.
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for up to 12 contact hours.
Allied Health Professionals
This continuing professional development activity was approved by the AAC Institute, an Accredited IACET Provider, for up to 12 contact hours.
Stay tuned for more information to come directly from The ALS Association in the coming weeks.
The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter is a non-profit organization located in Massachusetts. The Chapter provides no-cost services to ALS families which include support groups, home visits, insurance counseling, referrals to community resources, durable medical equipment loans, the Care Connection program, education, and support.
The ALS Association is the only national non-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. They address research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy as they provide help and hope to those facing this disease.