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Egyptian Healer Treating Pain
Papyrus - 2,330 BCE

PAIN MANAGEMENT
& MENTAL HEALTH:

This full-day PA/RN accredited program (7 units) covers the basics of a pain management practice and important areas in mental health. Topics include: Neurophysiology & Pain Pathways, Opiates NSAIDs & Analgesics, Drug Delivery Systems (PCAs, Epidurals & CNS implants), Adjuvants & Psychotropics, Anesthetic Blocks, Pain Behaviors (incl. The Somatoform disorders), Depression, Anxiety (GAD), Personality Disorders, Bipolar illness and more. Practical clinical (and Rx) management, as well as basic & advanced treatment will be covered.

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Angry Incan Sun Mask
Pre-Columbian
Gold

MANAGING DIFFICULT
& ANGRY PATIENTS

This 1/2 or full-day program explores various personality traits, as well as (Axis II) "disorder" behaviors that may predispose patients to initiating conflict within the medical setting. Depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, delirium and substance abuse will also be covered. Clinical examples and treatment options are presented, with ample time for discussion. A basic "must have" course for all patient care areas.

Program available by special request

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The Four Humours
Medieval Wood Cut

BASIC PHYSIOLOGY
& LAB INTERPRETATION

This 1/2 or full-day program explores the basics of human physiology in health and disease with the rationale behind commonly ordered laboratory tests. Topics include: Metabolism, Tissue & Organ Systems, Disease States, Medical & Medication Management and much more. A special module on "Syndrome X," as well as "Sleep, Dreams and Memory" is also included. Clinical examples will be presented, along with ample time for discussion.

Program available by special request

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Fire From Within
"The Burning Drum"
Japanese Quilt

BASIC CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY

This 1/2 or full-day program explores the basics of human immunology within the clinical setting. Core topics include: Cellular & Humoral Immunity, Molecular Mechanisms of Immune Action, Representative Disease States (i.e., Allergy, Transplant and HIV), Diagnostic Testing, Medical & Medication Management and more. Relevant clinical examples will be presented, along with ample time for discussion.

Program available by special request

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Mont La Salle
The Christian Brothers
Retreat and Conference Center
Napa - California

EDUCATION BY DESIGN

This "educational tour" is designed to introduce participants to a "theme," or variety of topics that are customarily only available as "free-standing" presentations. Selections may be taken from lectures or programs described in this website, or ones not found can be requested to suit a particular interest. Topics may be combined into half, full, or multiple-day programs, but must be arranged in advance. This "by request" engagement is intended to satisfy particular interests of the mind, or "seasons of the heart." Accreditation is on a "per program" basis.

Please note this program can be given at any location site. One venue is to have a retreat experience, such as that found at the historic Mont La Salle Center (Adjoining the Hess Winery & modern art gallery) located in Napa California; however, it can be given in any locale of choice. Accomodations and meals can often be arranged at such sites.

This program should be requested by groups or institutions interested in a presentation centered around a particular "theme" such as Women's health or Prevention.

Program available by special request