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Education for the Week of May 10

​​Register today for the upcoming education during the week of May 10. Check out our event calendar for other upcoming educational opportunities from SDAHO and other organizations. If you have any questions on SDAHO education, please contact Michella Sybesma. Click on the session title for more information and to register for the session.

May 11am, 11am CST | Leadership Series: Difficult Conversations, Presenter: Margaret Sumption

Most managers run, not walk, away from having “a talk” with a team member. The procrastination and avoidance often then escalates to a EVEN more difficult talk. This session is designed help managers structure difficult conversations, prepare themselves, and keep their boundaries when difficult conversations must be held. Having the confidence to step in with the tools to manage communication when the stakes are high can act to build stronger relationships for the long term.

May 12pm, 1pm CST | Navigating Cannabis Use in Senior Care, Presenters: Cari Levy, MD, PhD & Pam Kauffmann

As of April 1, medical cannabis is legal in 36 states (plus D.C.) and recreational cannabis is legal in 16 states (and D.C.). In November 2020, South Dakota’s voters joined this movement by legalizing both uses, effective July 1! Data also show that cannabis use among seniors is on the rise. It follows that residents of senior care and housing communities will increasingly expect (or demand) to use cannabis on campus. To prepare for this trend, providers must consider issues from the legal risks of cannabis use at different levels of care to the impact of cannabis ingredients on residents. They must balance legitimate risk management concerns with resident autonomy. During this session, a physician and a senior care and housing attorney who are expert in these issues will explore the challenges that arise when we allow cannabis in senior care. Attendees will learn how to design and implement a sensible policy that allows cannabis use in senior care while balancing everyone’s interests; become familiar with medical claims made about cannabis, proper dosing, and delivery modes; learn about the unique status of hemp; and identify common-sense risk management strategies that help protect residents’ safety and protect providers from liability.
May 13, 1pm CST | Governance Series: Fiduciary Duty, Presenter: Michael Wyland
This session will address basics of fiduciary duty with emphasis on “it’s not just about the money!” Duties of care, loyalty, and obedience will be covered with examples.

Other educational opportunities happening this week include:

    • May 11, Better Choices Better Health – Cancer Live! Workshops
    • May 12, Building a Data-Driven Hospital Opioid Stewardship Program
    • May 12, Better Choices Better Health – Pain Live! Workshops
    • May 13, Building Covid-19 Vaccine Confidence
    • May 13, BCBH – Tomando Control de su Salud @Home
For more information on these and other opportunities click here.

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