Chronological Listing of Educational Seminars

September 17, 2005

  • Information on ALS
  • ALS Concerns at “End of Life”

Guest Speaker:

Kathy Mitchell, ALS Society
Dr. Louise Coulombe

April 29, 2006

  • Massage & Reflexology in Palliative Care

Guest Speaker:

Leona Alexander, RMT
Lynne Loiselle, Resident Reflexologist at the Hospice at Maycourt

May 13, 2006

  • Discussions and Case Studies on Delirium

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe
Dr. Susan Gick
Dr. Virginia Hurdon

November 25, 2006

  • Symptoms at “End of Life”
  • Pain Management

Guest Speaker:

Dr. M. Farncombe
Max Hamlyn, RPN
Todd Marcellus
Purdue Pharma

October 24, 2007

  • Increased Intracranial Pressure:
    Brain Tumors & Their Dramatic Complications at “End of Life”

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

December 5, 2007

  • Medications at “End of Life” – Delirium

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

February 6, 2008

  • “When Their Way is NOT My Way”

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

April 4, 2008

  • Professional Development Day for Caregivers, PSWs, HCAs and Companions
  • Topics Including:
    Fall Prevention Strategies
    Range of Motion Exercises, Transfers & Breathing Techniques
    Palliative Care Comfort Measures
    “End of Life” Physical Systems

Guest Speaker:

City of Ottawa
Access At Home Physiotherapy
Nelson Usher, RPN
Carol Seaby, RN, BSN, CHPCN (C)

April 9, 2008

  • Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation… Assessment & Treatment

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

June 4, 2008

  • Dyspnea… Assessment & Treatment

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

September 16, 2008

  • “Skin & Wound Care Management” (a table top demonstration of new CCAC approved wound management products)

Guest Speaker:

3M Skin Health
Molnlycke
Johnson & Johnson
Coloplast

September 17, 2008

  • Grief Education” – Part I

Guest Speaker:

Linda Hay, RN, BScN, CH

September 24, 2008

  • “Grief Education” – Part II

Guest Speaker:

Linda Hay, RN, BScN, CH

October 1, 2008

  • “Learning, Living & Letting Go – The ALS Journey”

Guest Speaker:

Marion Williams, ALS Society
Dr. Louise Coulombe

November 4, 2008

  • “ICP Brain Tumors & Nausea, Vomiting & Constipation”

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe
Cindy Shobbrooke – Palliative Pain Symptom Management Consultant

November 12, 2008

  • “Life & Breath with COPD”

Guest Speaker:

Rosario Holmes, BSc. MA, RRCP, RRT, CAE
Ontario Lung Association

 November 20, 2008

  • “Lifts & Transfers”
  • “Wellness at Work”

Guest Speaker:

Jaye O’Brien, COTA
Dr. Paul Groulx

January 21, 2009

  • The Three W’s of Pleurex Tubes: What, When and Why

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

March 11, 2009

  • Palliative Sedation

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

April 15, 2009

  • Dying with COPD

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

May 27, 2009

  • Oncologic Emergencies – Bowel Obstructions

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

October 21, 2009

  • Down syndrome & Alzheimer’s disease “Their Own Challenges at End of Life”

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

November 20, 2009

  • Concerns with Ovarian and/or Bowel Cancers

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

January 27, 2010

  • Oral Hygiene Presentation

Guest Speaker:

Tom Franceschini
SAGE Products (California Office)

May 26, 2011

  • Near End of Life Delirium: A Team Approach

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

September 21, 2011

  • Living & Dying with Dementia

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

November 2, 2011

  • Treating Diabetes at End of Life – plus – Let’s Talk about DNR’s

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

January 24, 2012

  • Lunch and Learn – Infection Control

Guest Speaker:

Eileen McGuire, RPN

February 2, 2012

  • Conflict and Communication, Empathetic Assertiveness

Guest Speaker:

Distress Centre of Ottawa

February 22, 2012

  • When Room Air Isn’t Enough, BiPap, CPap Machines

Guest Speaker:

Vital Aire

May 10, 2012

  • Reminiscence for Healthcare Professionals

Guest Speaker:

Christine Warrysh, MA, CCC

September 19, 2012

  • EOL Changes and Challenges

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Virginia Hurdon

September 26, 2012

  • Delirium

Guest Speaker:

Carol Seaby, RN, BScN, CHPCN (C)

October 3, 2012

  • Symptom Management

Guest Speaker:

Carol Seaby, RN, BScN, CHPCN (C)

October 17, 2012

  • Pain Management

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Paul Hacker