Chronological Listing of Educational Seminars

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

Guest Speaker:

Kathy Mitchell, ALS Society
Dr. Louise Coulombe

  • Massage & Reflexology in Palliative Care

Guest Speaker:

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

  • Discussions and Case Studies on Delirium

Guest Speaker:

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

  • Symptoms at “End of Life”
  • Pain Management

Guest Speaker:

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

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

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

  • Medications at “End of Life” – Delirium

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

  • “When Their Way is NOT My Way”

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

  • 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)

  • Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation… Assessment & Treatment

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

  • Dyspnea… Assessment & Treatment

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

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

Guest Speaker:

3M Skin Health
Molnlycke
Johnson & Johnson
Coloplast

  • Grief Education” – Part I

Guest Speaker:

Linda Hay, RN, BScN, CH

  • “Grief Education” – Part II

Guest Speaker:

Linda Hay, RN, BScN, CH

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

Guest Speaker:

Marion Williams, ALS Society
Dr. Louise Coulombe

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

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe
Cindy Shobbrooke – Palliative Pain┬áSymptom Management Consultant

  • “Life & Breath with COPD”

Guest Speaker:

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

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

Guest Speaker:

Jaye O’Brien, COTA
Dr. Paul Groulx

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

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

  • Palliative Sedation

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

  • Dying with COPD

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

  • Oncologic Emergencies – Bowel Obstructions

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

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

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

  • Concerns with Ovarian and/or Bowel Cancers

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

  • Oral Hygiene Presentation

Guest Speaker:

Tom Franceschini
SAGE Products (California Office)

  • Near End of Life Delirium: A Team Approach

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

  • Living & Dying with Dementia

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

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

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Louise Coulombe

  • Lunch and Learn – Infection Control

Guest Speaker:

Eileen McGuire, RPN

  • Conflict and Communication, Empathetic Assertiveness

Guest Speaker:

Distress Centre of Ottawa

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

Guest Speaker:

Vital Aire

  • Reminiscence for Healthcare Professionals

Guest Speaker:

Christine Warrysh, MA, CCC

  • EOL Changes and Challenges

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Virginia Hurdon

  • Delirium

Guest Speaker:

Carol Seaby, RN, BScN, CHPCN (C)

  • Symptom Management

Guest Speaker:

Carol Seaby, RN, BScN, CHPCN (C)

  • Pain Management

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Paul Hacker