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Certified Emergency Nurse® Review Course

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A two-day review of emergency nursing designed to assist the participant to be successful in obtaining Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) certification. 

Course Details:

July 15 & 16 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
Samaritan Medical Center, Conference Room 2A
830 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Early Bird Registration: $250 per person (received on or before May 16th)
Registration: $275 per person (received after May 16th)
Samaritan ED Nurses: No charge (must show reciept of CEN Exam fee)
Military Discount - 10% off registration cost

Reserve your spot today, make your reservations online by clicking here.  

Download the CEN Course brochure for further details.

Successfully completing the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) ® exam is a challenge that has been completed by only a minority of emergency nurses. Successful completion of this exam exhibits to others that the bearer has demonstrated a knowledge base in the specialty of emergency nursing that exceeds their peers.

This course is a review of emergency nursing designed to assist the participant to be successful in obtaining CEN certification. The course offers lectures, graphics, videos and practice questions in many of the areas that are tested on the CEN examination. This review will provide not only a knowledge base for successfully completing the exam, but also a foundation for further study as the participant works towards emergency nursing certification.

About the Speaker:

Jeff Solheim RN-BC MSN CEN CFRN FAEN

Jeff brings with him a wealth of nursing background, including clinical nursing in medical/surgical and emergency medicine, cruise-ship nursing, flight nursing, nursing management and administration, state surveyor, and nursing educator. Jeff currently finds his fulfillment speaking in front of audiences around the world on a variety of clinical and motivational topics. He was honored by the Emergency Nurses Association with the “Nursing Education Award” for his outstanding contributions to Emergency Nursing through education and publishing and in 2008, was inducted as a fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nursing. Aside from speaking, Jeff contributes to numerous journals and publications. He is the co-editor of the Manager’s
Forum for the Journal of Emergency Nursing, is a regular contributor to Nursing Spectrum, and has served as editor or author for numerous books.

Jeff wrote the CEN Review course in 2004 and has offered it in locations around the world over hundreds of times since. He has been invited to present the course at the Emergency Nurses Association annual convention for numerous years and has been invited by the Emergency Nurses Association to offer his course
as a live webinar through the organization. Jeff is the author and editor of numerous resource books utilized by participants in preparing for the CEN exam including a series of review books entitled “Pocket Pearls” and another series of books entitled “Pocket Practice”. Jeff authored and edited an on-line CEN Review course in conjunction with the Emergency Nurses Association for MC Strategies – an affiliate of Mosby-Elsevier publishing company. Jeff’s CDs, DVDs and iPod versions of the CEN review course have sold thousands of copies over the past decade.

Aside from his work in the nursing field, Jeff is also the founder and director of a third world humanitarian organization called Project Helping Hands which regularly takes medical teams into various third world countries. Jeff has personally visited over fifteen different countries and led over 30 teams through his
organization. Jeff combines his sense of humor with stories from his travels around the world to make each seminar a fun and unforgettable experience.

GME Alumni

Learn more about our most current GME Alumni and where they landed after graduating from Samaritan's program...

Aaron Campbell, DO

Program: Internal Medicine

Hometown: Lost Creek, WV

After Graduation: Hospitalist - Samaritan Medical Center - 2013

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
-BS in Health Sciences, Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, WV (1995) -DO, WVSOM, Lewisburg, WV (2010)

Life before Medical School: Physician Assistant

Interests:
Outdoor Activities (hiking, kayaking, hunting, fishing), Presidential Biographies

Favorite Thing about the Area:
My family and I enjoy spending time on the water, either Lake Ontario or the St. Lawrence River. There are many wonderful NY State Parks and historic sites to visit around the area. We also enjoy making day trips into Canada.

Favorite Thing about Residency at Samaritan:
Great atmosphere to learn! Unlike bigger programs, you are afforded more than enough one-on-one time with Attendings. If you are interested in procedures, there are plenty of opportunities to not only perform procedures but to also become proficient!

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 Brian Hornsby, DO

Program: Internal Medicine

Home State: West Virginia

After Graduation: Internal Medicine - Private Practice - 2013

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
DO, WVSOM, Lewisburg, WV (2010)

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Colleen Overdorf D.O.

Hometown: Arcadia, IN just outside Indianapolis

After Graduation: Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship - 2013

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
Indiana State University, Bachelor of Science in Life Science and minor Chemistry
Indiana and Purdue Univ of Indianapolis MS in Biological Sciences pending completion of thesis
Kansas City Univ of Medicine and Biosciences Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Life before medicine:
Raised my daughter and worked in phlebotomy through college and medical school

Special Interests:
Play guitar in free time. I enjoy special time every month with my 16 year old daughter, Kaylin. I enjoy my animals in the absence of my daughter Kaylin living with me through residency. They give me something to baby : )

Favorite thing about the area:
I enjoy doing outdoor activities w/ Lance who I never would have meant if I had not come to Watertown : )

Favorite thing about residency at Samaritan:
You and the attending work closely on rotations.

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Christina Marie Bordeau

Program: Internal Medicine

Hometown: Rutland, Vermont

After Graduation: Endocrinology Fellowship - 2013

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
2005-2009 University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
2000-2001 University of Vermont
Post Baccalaureate – Anatomy & Physiology
Philosophy Doctorate Graduate Program – Biochemistry/Biophysics
1999-2000 Trinity College of Vermont
Post Baccalaureate - Immunology
1995-1999 Trinity College of Vermont
Bachelor of Science awarded cum laude
Major: Biology and Pre-Medical Study
Minor: French and Chemistry
Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honors Society

Life before Medical School:
I graduated from Trinity College of Vermont, BS cum laude and began post-graduate work in Biochemistry/Biophysics at the University of Vermont. From there, I combined my interests in women's health, international travel and research through working in Maternal Fetal Medicine, participating in the Himalayan Cataract Project with traveling to the Tilganga Eye Center, Nepal.

I took my interest in moral philosophy and health care delivery to the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine where I earned my DO in 2009. After completing a Traditional Rotating Internship at Saint Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio, I returned to the Northeastern United States to begin Internal Medicine Residency at Samaritan Medical Center.

Interests:
• T. Urling and Mabel B. Walker Cancer Committee, Cancer Conference Committee, Ethics Committee, Ethics Review Committee, Samaritan Thoracic Oncology Program for Lung Cancer Screening,
• American Osteopathic Association
• National and International Travel, Sailing, Hiking, Horseback riding, Reading, Music(Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet), Theater, Dance, Geology/Astronomy, Exotic Cars, Game Theory and Cooking.
• Languages: English – Native; French – Advanced Fluency; Spanish – Intermediate Fluency
• Travel and Study Abroad: Canada, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Monaco, Nepal, Singapore, Spain, Tibet, and United States.

Favorite Thing about the Area:
Growing up as the daughter of a seventh-generation Vermonter, the Green Mountains have trained me to love and appreciate fresh mountain air, pristine lakes and verde pastures among a quaint, New England atmosphere. In following my heart's desire, life in Watertown, New York offers a similar "home-town feel" with the beauty of nature encompassing small, distinct communities. The Saint Lawrence River, Black River and Thousand Islands hug the surrounding area. In addition, the U.S. Army Post Fort Drum is near the city.

Favorite Thing about Residency at Samaritan:
I am honored and privileged to be a part of the team at Samaritan Medical Center because of the dedication to patient care, emphasis on teaching, multidisciplinary medicine, sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care, coupled with a community outreach focus and with compassion among diverse populations. The core values of dignity, respect and trust are exemplified at Samaritan Medical Center and the faculty, staff and team of Internal Medicine and Family Practice residents are extended family.

ChristinaMarieBordeau

New Innovations

New Innovations Residency Management Suite unifies program and resident information into a centralized data warehouse. It allows users to complete tasks historically performed using multiple, incompatible methods, through single common interface. NewInnovationLogo

Samaritan Medical Center office of Graduate Medical Education use the Residency Management Suite to assist with scheduling, case logging, evaluations, monitoring conference attendance, duty hours and general personnel tracking.

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Graduate Medical Education
Office: 315-779-5362
Fax: 315-785-4089
830 Washington Street
Watertown, New York 13601

American Heart Association Classes

 

ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) TRAINING
PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT (PALS) 
PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY ASSESSMENT RECOGNITION AND STABILIZATION (PEARS)

 


ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT 2014

Course Description:
These courses meet the standards of the American Heart Association for the training of providers in ACLS. The goal of these sessions is to integrate knowledge and motor skills into a clinically useful discipline. The courses are designed to develop skills and proficiency in the techniques of ACLS. The latest guidelines and recommendations of the American Heart Association are emphasized. The material is covered through hands-on small group approaches and case scenarios. Previous Basic Life Support Training and proficiency in cardiac rhythm interpretation, pharmacology, and venipuncture experience is required. 

ACLS PROVIDER COURSE
February 24 & 25
May 15 & 16
September 22 & 23
December 01 & 02

ACLS RENEWAL COURSE
March 17
April 25
October 07
November 24

ACLS INSTRUCTOR COURSE - Core Course - (Required for all new instructors) - Take on-line course before taking Instructor Course. 
March 04

Download the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Registration Form for more detailed information.  
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BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) TRAINING PROGRAMS 2014

Samaritan Medical Center offers a variety of BLS training programs to meet your needs. These programs are presented according to American Heart Association guidelines.

Health Care Provider and Provider Renewal Course Description:
The BLS for Healthcare Providers course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen), use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO). It is intended for participants who work in a healthcare setting and those who are required to take a healthcare provider course for their employment. 

BLS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
February 5 & 6
April 9 & 10
June 2 & 3
July 30 & 31
August 13 & 14
August 18 & 19
October 1 & 2
December 10 & 11

BLS RENEWAL COURSE
February 12
March 05
April 03
May 08
June 10
July 14
August 27
September 24
October 28
November 13
December 04

BLS INSTRUCTOR COURSE 
Core Course - (Required for all new instructors) to be taken on-line before attending the Instructor Course

BLS Instructor Course 
February 10 from 8 am until 4:30 pm.

Download the Basic Life Support Registration Form  for more detailed information.  
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PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT (PALS) 2014

These courses meet the standards of the American Heart Association for the training of providers in PALS.  The goal of these sessions is to integrate knowledge and motor skills into a clinically useful discipline. The material is covered through hands-on small group approaches and case scenarios. You are expected to be proficient in BLS skills. Previous Basic Life Support Training and proficiency in cardiac rhythm interpretation, pharmacology, and venipuncture experience is required.

PALS PROVIDER COURSE
May 1 & 2
September 25 & 26

PALS RENEWAL COURSE
March 26
May 12
September 19
November 7

PALS INSTRUCTOR COURSE
Core Course: (Required for all new instructors) Take on-line course before taking the Instructor Course.
March 21

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PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY ASSESSMENT RECOGNITION AND STABILIZATION (PEARS) COURSE 2014

Course Description: Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) is a new intermediate course for credentialed healthcare providers who infrequently see critically ill children. It is designed to enhance basic pediatric life support knowledge to prepare the learner to initiate and manage the first few minutes of a pediatric arrest or prevent the arrest of a pediatric victim at risk of severe cardiopulmonary distress. 

Course Dates:
March 11
November 14

Download the Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization Registration Form for more detailed information.  
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For questions about these courses please call: 315-785-4036

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AOA Accreditation

Samaritan Medical Center and the office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Counsel for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) as a Category 1 CME Sponsor.

New York State General Requirement for Renewal of a Permanent License

New York State currently has no CME requirements for renewing a Physician License. However, New York does have new CME requirements pending for Physician License Renewal (New York SB 2043).

2013-2015 Accreditation Cycle Requirements
CME Requirements

All members of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), other than those exempted, are required to participate in the Continuing Medical Education (CME) program and to meet specified CME credit hour requirements for the 2013-2015 CME cycle.

One hundred and twenty credits of CME are required for membership in the American Osteopathic Association within this three-year cycle. Of this total, thirty CME credits must be obtained in Category 1-A and the remaining ninety credit hours of the CME requirement may be satisfied with either Category 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, or 2-B credits. Physicians entering the program in mid cycle will have their credit requirements prorated. Your individual CME Activity Report outlines your total CME requirement and the amount of credits required in categories 1 and 2.

Members who obtain one hundred and fifty credits or more of AOA approved applicable CME credit in a three-year CME cycle will be given a certificate of excellence in CME. These hours must be earned by December 31ST, but reported no later than May 31st of the current CME cycle.

In recognition that members of the AOA who hold specialty or subspecialty certificates in those specialties with less than three hundred certificate holders, may have difficulty accruing the necessary AOA 1-A credits required for membership, such members may apply AMA or AAFP category 1credits to their AOA 1-A credit requirement up to the maximum of 15 CME credits per cycle to meet the Category 1-A credit requirement for membership. To qualify for AOA Category 1-A CME credit under this policy the following criteria must be met:
1. Osteopathic physicians must be a member of the AOA
2. Physicians' must be AOA and/or ABMS certified
3. The specialty/subspecialty must be listed as a qualifying specialty

Lists of specialties and subspecialties with less than 300 certified members are available on the Website at www.osteopathic.org. This policy does not apply to Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ's) or ABMS subspecialty which is equivalent to the AOA CAQ.

For eligibility in this program, contact your certifying board. Specialty colleges may petition the CCME to have members exempted from the current policy of allowing DOs with less than 300 DOs boarded in that specialty, to use 15 AMA credits as AOA 1-A credit. If the specialty college feels that they are offering sufficient quality programs to meet the physicians needs each CME cycle, specialty colleges can request an exemption from this policy with a detailed report of identified courses.

The Complete 2013-2015 CME Guide for Osteopathic Physicians

For Joint Sponsorship and/or Accreditation services please contact:

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Clinical Coordinator
Graduate Medical Education
Office: 315-779-5362
Fax: 315-785-4089
830 Washington Street
Watertown, New York 13601

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