2019 Live Webinar Programming
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FREE MEMBER POP-UP: Minute to Win It!! Maximizing every minute as a child life specialist in an outpatient setting1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 03/27/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
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FREE MEMBER POP-UP: Cultivating Resilience Through Self-Care
This webinar will offer an exploration of the term "self-care" and why we, as child life specialists, must begin to prioritize how we recharge and revitalize our mind, body and soul in order to operate at our highest potential while cultivating a culture of resiliency.
Virtual Medicine: Lessons Learned Using VR in Clinical Practice
Not so far in the future, in lieu of popping a pill, clinicians might prescribe a virtual beach vacation to ease aches and pains. Cardiologists might offer scenic tours of Icelandic fjords to lower blood pressure, instead of doubling up on drugs. Hospitals might immerse children in fantastical play lands while they receive chemotherapy or undergo frightening medical tests. It’s all starting to happen now because of virtual reality (VR). For decades, scientists in elite universities have been quietly discovering the surprising health benefits of VR for ailments ranging from burn injuries, to stroke, to acute stress. Over 3000 studies reveal that VR has an uncanny ability to block pain, calm nerves and boost mental health without drugs and their unwanted side effects. But the technology has been too expensive, unreliable and unwieldy for the research to translate beyond the pages of academic journals and doctoral dissertations… until now. Explosive advances in delivering low-cost, portable and high-quality VR to the masses has spawned a field called Medical VR. In this lecture, Dr. Spiegel will describe frontline stories of using VR in over 3000 patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and will review his lab’s latest clinical research, including a recent randomized controlled trial testing VR in the hospital setting. The lecture will also review their new research using VR for blood pressure management, opioid reduction, and pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai. Two lucky registrants of this webinar will win free conference registrations to the 2019 Conference on Virtual Medicine. To learn more about this conference, please visit https://www.virtualmedicine.health/
You Can't Pour from an Empty Bucket: Stress and Self-Care in the Child Life Profession
Read this Focus article and earn .5 PDUs. This is a free resource for members and $15 for non-members. Once you've read the article, you will need to complete your quiz in order to access the certificate of completion through the professional development platform. Participants should maintain a copy of their certificate of attendance for their records.
Established Professionals Webinars
Our Established Professionals webinars are targeted to child life specialists with 7+ years experience. Click here to learn more about this specialized programming and to view our complete offerings for Established Professionals.
Efficient Inquiry: Painless Research Methods for Busy Clinicians1.5 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 12/11/2019 at 2:30 PM (EST)
Child Life and Qualitative Research: A Perfect Partnership1.5 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 09/18/2019 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Emerging Professionals Webinars
Our Emerging Professionals webinars are perfect for child life specialists with 0-7 years experience. Click here to learn more about this specialized programing and view our complete offerings for Emerging Professionals.
Supporting Patients, Families and Staff at End of Life: A Framework for Success1.5 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 12/09/2019 at 2:30 PM (EST)
Process improvements: applying “Elf” teamwork to manage holiday donations1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 11/04/2019 at 3:00 PM (EST)