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Notices:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Visitation Restrictions

Visitation restrictions are in effect at all Med Center Health hospitals and Cal Turner Rehab & Specialty Care.

See Med Center Health’s response to COVID-19 on our Coronavirus Update page.

MCH Education & Development Calendar

Listed below are upcoming classes for Med Center Health employees. For more information, contact the Education & Development office at 270-796-2566.

June 1, 2022

Basic Cardiac Arrhythmia 

8 am – 12 pm
The Medical Center at Bowling Green

Objectives:

  1. Review the anatomy and physiology of the heart
  2. Review the heart electrical conduction system and cardiac cycle
  3. Review appropriate placement of electrodes for telemetry and required skin preparation
  4. Demonstrate process for determining cardiac rhythms
  5. Identify arrhythmias and discuss their causes

Laser Safety and Basic Physiology 

1 – 2 pm
The Medical Center at Bowling Green
1.0 ANCC & 1.2 KBN hours

Content Overview:  Staff members will demonstrate knowledge as evidenced by performing appropriate safety interventions for the patient and surgical room staff. Staff will demonstrate skill as evidenced by verifying appropriate equipment emergency actions with no patient harm.

Objectives:

  1. Define what Laser stands for and how it is produced
  2. Describe the basic fundamental principles of laser physiology
  3. State safety precautions implemented during a Laser case by the laser operator and support staff in the surgery suite
  4. Identify and act on in room safety hazards
  5. Define roles and responsibilities of the Laser operator
  6. Identify Laser Safety Officer

June 7, 2022

STABLE Renewal 

8 am – 2 pm
The Medical Center at Bowling Green
6.3 KBN hours & 7 KBRC hours

Content Overview: The STABLE program is for the period following resuscitation of the newborn until care is transferred.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss stabilization and transport.
  2. Identify infants at increased risk for developing hypoglycemia.
  3. Identify the initial IV fluid therapy for sick infants.
  4. Discuss the physiologic response to hypothermia in infants.
  5. Discuss neonatal respiratory distress.
  6. Describe signs of a pneumothorax.
  7. Discuss ABG interpretation and treatment.
  8. Discuss the three major types of shock.
  9. Describe indications and administration of dopamine.
  10. Identify risk factors that predispose infants to infection.
  11. Discuss the crisis families experience.
  12. Explore concerns regarding patient safety.

June 14, 2022

CRRT New User training at

The Medical Center at Bowling Green
8 am – 2 pm

Objectives:

  1. Define CRRT and the associated therapies
  2. Discuss the basic CRRT principles
  3. Discuss the basic principles of the solute transport mechanisms
  4. Identify the clinical indications for administering CRRT
  5. Have a working knowledge of basic CRRT machine set up, run, end treatment and troubleshooting skills. 
  6. Describe the CRRT machine’s safety management features, pressure monitoring and fluid balance principles.

June 15, 2022

MCH Workplace Violence Awareness and Response 

1 – 4 pm
The Medical Center at Caverna
2.41 ANCC & 2.9 KBN hours

Content Overview: Staff who are at higher risk for encountering workplace violence need to have knowledge of verbal interventions for recognition and prevention of escalating behaviors.

Objectives:

  1. Establish a safe emotional environment for participants to engage in the activity and improve group discussion throughout the activity.
  1. Define workplace violence and identify the risk and prevalence of workplace violence in the healthcare setting
  2. Define challenging behaviors and associated characteristics of challenging behaviors.
  3. Examine the potential causes of workplace violence.
  4. Identify indicators for escalating behaviors and the importance of early identification.
  5. Describe de-escalation strategies to reduce patient agitation and aggression.
  6. Identify a range of responses to risk behaviors.
  7. Identify response for Active Shooter.
  8. Show competence of de-escalation skills.

June 16, 2022

MCH Workplace Violence Awareness and Response 

8:30 – 11:30 am
The Medical Center at Franklin
2.41 ANCC & 2.9 KBN hours

Content Overview: Staff who are at higher risk for encountering workplace violence need to have knowledge of verbal interventions for recognition and prevention of escalating behaviors.

Objectives:

  1. Establish a safe emotional environment for participants to engage in the activity and improve group discussion throughout the activity.
  2. Define workplace violence and identify the risk and prevalence of workplace violence in the healthcare setting
  3. Define challenging behaviors and associated characteristics of challenging behaviors.
  4. Examine the potential causes of workplace violence.
  5. Identify indicators for escalating behaviors and the importance of early identification.
  6. Describe de-escalation strategies to reduce patient agitation and aggression.
  7. Identify a range of responses to risk behaviors.
  8. Identify response for Active Shooter.
  9. Show competence of de-escalation skills.

June 17, 2022

Phlebotomy Training

8 am – 4 pm
The Medical Center at Bowling Green

Objectives:

  1. List and demonstrate 3 different methods of blood collection
  2. Describe universal precautions
  3. Properly demonstrate how to identify a patient
  4. Describe and demonstrate the steps to accurately obtain specimen collection
  5. Define the order of draw.
  6. Demonstrate how to properly label a specimen
  7. Be familiar with common tube additives, and differentiate between serum and plasma
  8. Recognize issues that may arise during phlebotomy, and how to prevent them.

June 20, 2022

MCH Workplace Violence Awareness and Response 

1 – 4 pm
The Medical Center at Bowling Green
2.41 ANCC & 2.9 KBN hours

Content Overview: Staff who are at higher risk for encountering workplace violence need to have knowledge of verbal interventions for recognition and prevention of escalating behaviors.

Objectives:

  1. Establish a safe emotional environment for participants to engage in the activity and improve group discussion throughout the activity.
  1. Define workplace violence and identify the risk and prevalence of workplace violence in the healthcare setting
  2. Define challenging behaviors and associated characteristics of challenging behaviors.
  3. Examine the potential causes of workplace violence.
  4. Identify indicators for escalating behaviors and the importance of early identification.
  5. Describe de-escalation strategies to reduce patient agitation and aggression.
  6. Identify a range of responses to risk behaviors.
  7. Identify response for Active Shooter.
  8. Show competence of de-escalation skills.

June 29, 2022

Preceptor Program

8 am – 3:30 pm
The Medical Center at Bowling Green
6.66 ANCC & 8 KBN  & 6.5 KBRC hours

Content Overview: This program is designed to teach the expert staff team member how to indoctrinate a new employee into the culture and mission of Med Center Health. The program will teach the use of tools available to assist with the education of new employees and planning and implementation of learning experiences and socialization to work environments and critical thinking skills.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the roles and responsibilities of the preceptor and preceptee.
  2. Describe the attributes of a preceptor as a role model.
  3. Demonstrate the educational process for assessment, planning, and implementation of learning experiences.
  4. Apply strategies to facilitate socialization of employee/student into work environment and foster critical thinking.
  5. Identify considerations and describe strategies to help develop a culturally competent preceptorship.
  6. Utilize techniques in formative and summative evaluation.
Med Center Health Vaccine Clinic Update
The COVID-19 vaccine and booster are available at Medical Center Urgentcare located at 291 New Towne Drive in Bowling Green for those 12 and older. For those under 12, the vaccine is available at Med Center Health Primary Care Bowling Green.