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Community Partnership Workshop II September 24th

This workshop will be held in Pullman.

Brief Agenda:
10:00-10:15 Opening and Welcome
10:15-12:00 Community Partnership Seed Grant Progress Reports (5 @ 15 minutes each and time for a break)
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Breakout discussions of major health disparity issues

Closing the gap: Removing barriers to collaboration among communities, health professionals, and academic researchers.
From patients to policymakers, many people have recognized the problem of translating research into practice and the lack of correspondence between community needs and academic research interests. How can we improve the translation of research into action to address health disparities? What do academic researchers need to understand about community health organizations and community needs? How can health providers and health researchers work in concert to promote evidence-based healthcare in vulnerable populations? » More …

Pre-Licensure faculty – info on student assigments

Spokane Pre-Licensure Faculty,

All pre-licensure faculty in Spokane have a mail slot in the file cabinets directly across from the Undergraduate Office. Please direct students to the file cabinet when they are turning in homework assignments.

After-hours access to Nursing building changed

Last Friday, a notice was sent that the Nursing building access has changed from the Marlok key system to a card reader.

Spokane Facilities will not update the new system to allow you access until they have received your Marlok key back. Please turn in your Marlok key directly to Cathy Engel in order to request after-hours access. Please do not leave them in the mailbox.

Remember to have your HID Cougar Card registered by Student Services in SAC or by Security in the HERB building.

Please see Cathy Engel for questions, at, or (509) 324-7213.

Workplace violence course Sept. 25

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: Best Practices for Prevention and Resilience
This course will cover an overview of the risk factors associated with workplace violence, new research on the psychosocial impact to workers, strategies for building resilience and the effectiveness of interventions used to date to prevent such violence. Participants will be able to demonstrate an ability to identify the risk factors associated with workplace violence, obtain support through employer/ supervisor resources and build their own resilience with stress reducing and coping strategies.

September 25, 2018
8:30am – 5:00pm
Spokane Convention Center 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201
Registration: $135

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Barb Richardson featured on KXLY – offers tips for back-to-school sleep success

SPOKANE, Wash. – It’s back to school for several districts this week. And if you haven’t started dialing back the bed time for your kids, now is the time to do it.

Washington State University Professor Barb Richardson has studied the sleep patterns of children and recommends getting back on a school sleep schedule as early as possible.

She says the best way to do that is to get your kids to bed 15 minutes earlier each night. Continue reading

Watch video on KXLY

Beth Schenk featured in Journal of Business

As evidenced by this summer’s wildfire season, the health of the environment is often closely connected to human health.

Beth Schenk, adjunct faculty member at WSU’s College of Nursing and leader of nursing research for Providence St. Joseph Health, says she’s devoted most of her 33-year nursing career to helping health care professionals recognize those connections and begin to work toward healthier practices that reduce waste and pollution.

“Many forms of pollution have been shown to lead to health problems,” she says. “Health care professionals are devoted to improving health, but at the same time, health care generates a huge amount of waste. I’m hoping … » More …

Naloxone Education event on CougSync Oct. 25

Generation Rx is hosting a Naloxone Education presentation with Dr. Perea from the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. With the growing problem of opioid abuse in the US, we as health care professionals need to be prepared to help our patients to the best of our abilities. Join us on Thursday, October 25th from 5pm-7pm in PBS 101 to learn more about opioid abuse and naloxone administration.

We want to keep track of how many people are attending so we can provide dinner for everyone, so please sign up on the Naloxone Education event on CougSync. Here’s a link if it would help … » More …

Annual Legislative Reception on Thursday, Oct. 18

The Inland Empire Nurses Association (IENA) is looking forward to hosting our Annual Legislative Reception on Thursday, October 18, 5:30-8:00 PM, at the Spokane Club, 1002 W Riverside in Spokane. During this crucial period of healthcare reform, it is imperative that legislators and community leaders, nurses, advance practice nurses and educators have an opportunity to discuss the critical issues we face today and potential changes in the future of healthcare. Legislators, candidates, and community leaders will have an opportunity to present their thoughts to attendees and visit with them during the social time and at the end of the event.

The event » More …