UTC School Of Nursing Offers Seminar Series On Current Health Threats

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Current Health Threats:  Addressing the Dangers Facing our Families and Communities will be offered by The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing on April 30, May 7, and May 14, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.   Conference locations on April 30 and May 7 will be the Raccoon Mountain Room of the UTC University Center; on May 14, the location will be the UTC University Center Auditorium.

 

Speaker John Hitchens, BS, MS., Director of Disaster Services for the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee, will discuss “Establishing Emergency Shelters” on April 30.  Dr. Patrick O’Neal, Director of Health Protection in the Georgia Department of Public Health, will present “The Role of Healthcare Providers in Emergency Shelters.”  Dr. Sam Bernard, President of Bernard & Associates, will present “Issues Related to Providing Care in Shelters” and Captain Jim Nelms, CEO and President of the Georgia Critical Incident Stress Foundation will discuss “Caring for Disaster Caregivers.”

 

Jerry Redman, Managing Senior Partner of Second Life of Chattanooga, will present Human Trafficking in the Southeast US” on May 7.  “Root Causes of Youth/Gang Violence” will be the topic of Dr. Ken Chilton, CEO and President of the Ochs Center.  Boyd Patterson and Fred Houser of The Future is Ours (formerly the Chattanooga Gang Task Force) will present “Best Practices for Addressing Gang Violence.”  Dr. Miriam Zwitter, primary faculty for Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing in the School of Nursing at UTC will cover “Recognizing Danger Signs When Working with People with Mental Health Problems.”  Dr. David Kitts, Program Manager for the Knoxville Police Department’s Family Crimes Unit will address “Workplace Violence.”

 

Kitts will kick off the day on May 14 with “Overview of Domestic/Family Violence.”   Michael Dunning, Director of Healthcare Support Operations for Allied Barton Security Systems will discuss “Recognizing Danger in Public Places:  Active Shooters and Self Protection.”  Bill Tobin, Senior Outreach Services Specialist and Project Coordinator for the Abuse in Later Life Program will present “Abuse of the Older Adult.”  Jennifer Goodrich, President of Benchmark Leadership Training, will cover “Interprofessional Collaboration to Address Community Problems.”

 

To register, write a check to cover the cost of the conference:  $25 for one day; $50 for two days; $60 for three days.  Please indicate which days you will attend.  Make checks payable to UTC, and send to Dr. Cherry Guinn, UTC School of Nursing, Dept. 1051, 518 Oak Street, Room 347, Chattanooga, TN, 37403. 

 

Each day of the conference will provide approximately six contact hours for 0.6 CEUs per day.

 

Call Dr. Cherry Guinn at 425-4659 for more information.  On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. each day of the conference, and will be subject to availability. 

 


Corker Congratulates Bethany Christian Services On Being Named An “Angel In Adoption”

Senator Bob Corker congratulated Bethany Christian Services of Chattanooga on being recognized as a Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute 2014 Angel in Adoption for their advocacy of adoption issues. “Bethany Christian Services of Chattanooga has impacted the lives of countless families through their tireless dedication to finding children permanent, loving homes, and ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Area Resident To Be Featured In The Bright Lights Of Times Square In New York City

Davis Reeves of Soddy Daisy will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday as part of the National Down Syndrome Society's annual Times Square Video presentation.  The featured photographs highlight children, teens and adults with Down syndrome working, playing and learning alongside friends and family. These collective images promote the value, acceptance and inclusion ... (click for more)

Woman Shot And Killed In Catoosa County Residence

A woman is dead after a shooting in Catoosa County. According to Sheriff Gary Sisk, around noon on Friday, sheriff’s deputies and investigators responded to 227 Smoketree Circle, Ringgold, Catoosa County, in reference to a subject being shot.   Upon arrival, officers located two females and one male at the residence. One of the women was observed lying at ... (click for more)

Trooper Discovers Large Amount Of Drugs On Traffic Stop In Marion County

A member of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s East Bureau Interdiction Plus team initiated a traffic stop   on Thursday   in Marion County that resulted in the discovery of 60 pounds of marijuana. During the traffic stop, the suspect fled the scene and is at large at this time. Trooper Brent McCawley stopped a Lexus ES300 for a traffic violation on Interstate 24 westbound ... (click for more)

You’re Right With Lamar

One of Tennessee’s favorite sons, Davy Crockett, coined an oft-used phrase:  “Be always sure you’re right, then go ahead.” Being sure is quite important, but may be difficult in this election cycle. The Democratic nominee campaigning against Lamar Alexander is a man whose radio ads call for “change,” “fair” taxes and more jobs.  Sounds good, huh?   ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Troubling Jameis Winston

One of the greatest things about the American legal system is that each and every crime is judged on its own merits. Just because Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer and Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy were each arrested for domestic abuse earlier this week, each National Football League football hero will be given an independent hearing and trial, if need be, ... (click for more)