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Join us for live broadcasts of UAB Nursing Network's inaugural series Clinical Pearls, with UAB School of Nursing (UABSON) faculty who will share their expertise and educational resources. Our high-quality technology also allows us to connect with others in the field to enrich discussions and provide up-to-date information on various topics.

We will host one 30-minute live show per month, including time for questions at the end. Shows are free. Viewers may choose to earn CEUs for $5 after each show by completing an online evaluation.


  • Pediatrics

    Common Conditions in Children During the Winter Months

    Tedra Smith, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, CNE
    Presented on Feburary 1, 2019 @ 12:00 PM (CST)

    We will learn some of the conditions seen in children during winter months, including warning signs that need immediate attention. Dr. Smith will address the topics of fever, antibiotics, vaccines, OTC medications, and more.

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    Stop the Bleed

    Application of Bleeding Control Methods in Community Settings

    Allison Jones, PhD, RN
    Presented on March 1, 2019 @ 12:00 PM (CST)

    In this broadcast, we will discuss the background of the Stop the Bleed initiative and its application in community settings. Specifically, we will discuss steps to take when encountering an injured person in the community, identification of life-threatening bleeding, and appropriate application of bleeding control methods based on the location of the wound.

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    Sleep Apnea

    Waking Up to Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Karen Heaton, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, FAAN
    Presented on April 5, 2019 @ 12:00 PM (CST)

    Dr. Karen Heaton will address the effects of sleep deprivation and obstructive sleep apnea on cognition and injury risk in workers. She has been involved in projects that explored the impact of distraction and health issues on driving and driving performance issues among aging truck drivers, and self-assessment of driving performance compared to real-time simulated driving performance among truck drivers.

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    Veterans

    Veteran-centric Care: Focus on Mental Health

    Teena McGuinness, PhD, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
    Presented on May 3, 2019 @ 12:00 PM (CST)

    Dr. McGuinness has an extensive background in mental health nursing, particularly related to Veterans' care. Since 2013, she has served as co-director of the Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency, a joint program between the Birmingham VAMC and the UAB School of Nursing. She will identify psychiatric nursing issues that pertain to Veterans and identify resources for nurses and caregivers.

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    Informatics

    Nursing Informatics: Beyond the Electronic Health Record

    Marisa Wilson, DNSc, MHSc, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FAAN
    Presented on June 7, 2019 @ 12:00 PM (CST)

    What is informatics? More specifically, what is nursing informatics? How does technology affect patient privacy and the electronic health record? Dr. Wilson will address these questions and more--a topic of interest for patients and caregivers.

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    Trauma Informed Care

    Trauma Informed Care

    Patricia Speck, DNSc, CRNP, FNP-BC, DF-IAFN, FAAFS, FAAN
    Presented on July 12, 2019 @ 12:00 PM (CST)

    Trauma Informed Care (TIC) begins with the assumption that all nurses have trauma backgrounds. TIC interventions improve quality and safety, and promote disclosure during nursing assessments for planned patient-centered care.

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  • The Changing Face of the Opioid Epidemic

    The Changing Face of the Opioid Epidemic

    Susanne Fogger, DNP, CRNP, CARN-AP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
    Presented on June 1, 2018 @ 12:00 PM (CST)

    In this episode, we will identify signs of opioid addiction and provide resources for clinicians at the bedside.

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    Managing Dementia in Acute and Long-term Care Settings

    Managing Dementia in Acute and Long-term Care Settings

    Rita Jablonski, PhD, CRNP, FGSA, FAAN
    Presented on July 13, 2018 @ 12:00 PM (CST)

    The goal for this segment is to improve the hospital experience for people with dementia. People with dementia demonstrate challenging behaviors when hospitalized; these behaviors are their way of communicating. We will discuss basic ways to decode the messages. We will also provide non-drug strategies that nurses and family members can use to manage the behaviors.

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    Managing Care for Patients with Heart Failure

    Managing Care for Patients with Heart Failure

    Dana Mitchell, DNP, ACNP-BC, CHFN
    Presented on August 3, 2018 @ 12:00 PM (CST)

    Heart failure is characterized by the heart's inability to pump an adequate supply of blood. Let's examine the symptoms, causes, and treatments with Dr. Mitchell.

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    Patient Education and Insulin Management for Patients with Diabetes

    Patient Education and Insulin Management for Patients with Diabetes

    Michele Talley, PhD, CRNP, ACNP-BC
    Presented on September 7, 2018 @ 12:00 PM (CST)

    In this episode, we will learn about the impact that patient education and nurse decision-making have on patients taking insulin.

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    Recognizing Acute Myocardial Infarction in Women

    Recognizing Acute Myocardial Infarction in Women

    Grace Grau, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, AACC
    Presented on October 5, 2018 @ 12:00 PM (CST)

    Learn the 6 heart attack symptoms common in women--treatment, causes, diagnosis, and prevention.

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    Referring Patients to Palliative Care Services

    Referring Patients to Palliative Care Services

    Richard Taylor, DNP, CRNP, ANP-BC
    Presented on November 2, 2018 @ 12:00 PM (CST)

    Palliative care places importance on the individual's needs and wishes, but talking about death and dying can be stressful. Health professionals can make a difference when a referral is made early. Tune in and learn more with Dr. Taylor.

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