Healthcare and Wellness

Health and Healthcare Workers
Professional Development Opportunities:
Medical Terminology for Allied Health Professionals

Instructor: Lena Prisco, Ph.D.

These seminars and workshops are aimed as an introduction to medical terminology, designed to increase familiarity with medical terms while reviewing basic anatomy and physiology. The sessions are organized based on body systems and the words associated with diseases and procedures associated with each system. Students will learn roots of medical words, and learn to be able to analyze and determine the meaning of unknown words across fields in medicine.The course is based on competency-based curricula that will consist of textbook lecture combined with student workbook exercises that will be discussed in class. Class is offered for all islanders for professional development and certificates of completion will be offered through ACE MV and the MV Hospital.

This five-week course covers:

  1. Module 1: Basic Word Elements, prefixes, suffixes, Body Structure
  2. Module 2: Integumentary, Digestive and Respiratory Systems
  3. Module 3: Cardiovascular, Immune and Musculoskeletal Systems
  4. Module 4: Urinary, Reproductive and Endocrine Systems
  5. Module 5: Nervous System and Special Senses
5 Tuesdays: 5:30- 8:00pm
November 7, 14, 28 | December 5, 12
Location: MV Hospital Community Room
Fee: $150

 

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Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
 
Instructor: Lena Prisco, Ph.D.

 

Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals introduces the science of pharmacology utilizing a disease-centric approach. The modules of this program emphasize an overview of drug treatment of disease and conditions incorporating pharmacology highlighting clinical applications. The course is broken into modules based on diseases and the drugs used to treat those conditions.  Whenever possible, real-world examples will be woven into the modules that also consider the role of allied health professionals as appropriate in the management, monitoring and administration of medications. The course will consist of a series of 5 modules that combines lectures with student exercises that will be discussed in class. This class is open to all islanders for professional development and certificates of completion will be offered through ACE MV and the MV Hospital.

This five-week course covers:
  1. Module 1: Cardiovascular and Other Heart Diseases
  2. Module 2: Drugs for Psychiatry and Brain Disorders
  3. Module 3: Infections and Gastrointestinal Diseases Agents
  4. Module 4: Pain and Cancer Treatments
  5. Module 5: Respiratory Disorders and Other Disease Treatments
5 Mondays: 5:30- 8:00pm
November 6, 13, 20, 27 | December 4
Location: MV Hospital Community Room
Fee: $150

 

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.

Medical Terminology

Instructor: Lena Prisco, Ph.D.

 

An introduction to medical terminology, designed to increase familiarity with medical terms while reviewing basic anatomy and physiology, learning root words, and learning to analyze unknown words.  The course will consist of lecture combined with student presentations and exercises that will be discussed in class.Class is offered for 3 undergraduate credits through Fitchburg State University. This class is open to all islanders for credit and professional development. Registration forms will be made available when you sign up through ACE MV website.

 

Fitchburg State University
11 Tuesdays: 5:30- 9:00pm
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31| November 7, 14, 21, 28 | December 5, 12
Location: MV Hospital Community Room
Fee: $699 for 3 undergraduate credits ($469 to ACE MV and $230 to FSU with Registration)
 

 

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Pharmacology

 

Instructor: Lena Prisco, Ph.D.

 

Pharmacology for Nursing introduces the science of pharmacology and considers the role of the nurse and other allied health professionals as appropriate in the preparation, management and administration of medications. The course emphasizes an overview of pharmacology with the goal of highlighting clinical applications within the context of the allied health and nursing process and prioritization of needs; special consideration is given to the physiological, psycho/social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patients. The course will consist of lectures combined with student presentations and exercises that will be discussed in class.Class is offered for 3 undergraduate credits through Fitchburg State University. This class is open to all islanders for credit and professional development. Registration forms will be made available when you sign up through ACE MV website.

 

11 Mondays: 5:30- 9:00pm
September 25 | October 2, 16, 23, 30 | November 6, 13, 20, 27 | December 4, 11
Location: MV Hospital Community Room
Fee: $699 for 3 undergraduate credits ($469 to ACE MV and $230 to FSU with Registration)
 

 

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Health Self-Management
Matter of Balance

Instructor: Kathleen Samways

Chances are you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling. A Matter of Balance is an award winning program developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University. This proven program is designed to help participants manage their concerns about falls and to help them increase their physical activity. Participants will gain the knowledge to help them become more confident about managing falls, help them to identify ways to reduce falls, and learn exercises to help increase their strength and balance. Subjects covered include: 1) Viewing falls as controllable, 2) Setting goals for increasing activity, 3) Making changes at home to reduce fall risks at home, 4) Learn exercises to increase strength, balance and flexibility. In addition, participants will create a personal action planner and discuss them with fellow participants. Please call (508) 627- 5797 for more details.

8 Tuesdays 3-5:30pm
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | Nov. 7, 14, 21
Location: MVRHS 501
Free
Co-Sponsored by MV Partnership For Health

 

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.


Matter of Balance

Instructor: Kathleen Samways

Chances are you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling. A Matter of Balance is an award winning program developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University. This proven program is designed to help participants manage their concerns about falls and to help them increase their physical activity. Participants will gain the knowledge to help them become more confident about managing falls, help them to identify ways to reduce falls, and learn exercises to help increase their strength and balance. Subjects covered include: 1) Viewing falls as controllable, 2) Setting goals for increasing activity, 3) Making changes at home to reduce fall risks at home, 4) Learn exercises to increase strength, balance and flexibility. In addition, participants will create a personal action planner and discuss them with fellow participants. Please call (508) 627- 5797 for more details.

8 Tuesdays 3-5:30pm
March 6, 13, 20, 27 | April 3, 10, 17, 24
Location: MV Hospital Community Room
Free
Co-Sponsored by MV Partnership For Health

 

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.


My Life, My Health, Chronic Disease Self-Management

Instructor: Esther Liaicona

Chances are you have a chronic health condition or are a caregiver for someone who has a chronic health condition (such as arthritis, heart disease, cancer, asthma, etc.). My Life My Health gives participants the knowledge and skills needed to take a more active role in their own health care or that of the people they’re caring for. Subjects covered include: 1) Finding better ways of dealing with pain and fatigue, 2) Learning appropriate use of medications. 3) Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 4) Improving nutrition, 5) Understanding new treatment choices, 6) Feeling better about life. This series that will promote your success in making healthy changes in your life. Please call (508) 627- 5797 for more details.

6 Wednesdays 3-5:30pm
Oct. 18, 25|Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29
Location: MVRHS 501
Free
Co-Sponsored by MV Partnership For Health

 

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.


My Life, My Health, Chronic Disease Self-Management

Instructor: Esther Liaicona

Chances are you have a chronic health condition or are a caregiver for someone who has a chronic health condition (such as arthritis, heart disease, cancer, asthma, etc.). My Life My Health gives participants the knowledge and skills needed to take a more active role in their own health care or that of the people they’re caring for. Subjects covered include: 1) Finding better ways of dealing with pain and fatigue, 2) Learning appropriate use of medications. 3) Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 4) Improving nutrition, 5) Understanding new treatment choices, 6) Feeling better about life. This series that will promote your success in making healthy changes in your life. Please call (508) 627- 5797 for more details.

6 Thursdays 3-5:30pm
January 4, 11, 18, 25 | February 1, 8
Location: MV Hospital Community Room
Free
Co-Sponsored by MV Partnership For Health

 

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.


My Life, My Health, Chronic Disease Self-Management

Instructor: Esther Liaicona

Chances are you have a chronic health condition or are a caregiver for someone who has a chronic health condition (such as arthritis, heart disease, cancer, asthma, etc.). My Life My Health gives participants the knowledge and skills needed to take a more active role in their own health care or that of the people they’re caring for. Subjects covered include: 1) Finding better ways of dealing with pain and fatigue, 2) Learning appropriate use of medications. 3) Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 4) Improving nutrition, 5) Understanding new treatment choices, 6) Feeling better about life. This series that will promote your success in making healthy changes in your life. Please call (508) 627- 5797 for more details.

6 Thursdays 3-5:30pm
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | June 7
Location: MVRHS 501
Free
Co-Sponsored by MV Partnership For Health

 

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Instructor: Kathleen Samways

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is 6-session educational program designed especially to help family caregivers. Participants learn how to: take care of themselves; deal with difficult emotions; feel confident about caregiving; communicate effectively with service providers; make positive changes to feel better and stay healthy while caring for someone else. Each session builds on the previous one. Please call (508) 627- 5797 for more details.

6 Wednesdays 3-5:30pm
November 8, 15, 29 | December 6, 13, 20
Location: MV Hospital Communty Room
Free
Co-Sponsored by MV Partnership For Health

 

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Instructor: Kathleen Samways

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is 6-session educational program designed especially to help family caregivers. Participants learn how to: take care of themselves; deal with difficult emotions; feel confident about caregiving; communicate effectively with service providers; make positive changes to feel better and stay healthy while caring for someone else. Each session builds on the previous one. Please call (508) 627- 5797 for more details.

6 Wednesdays 3-5:30
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | June 6
Location: MVRHS 501
Free
Co-Sponsored by MV Partnership For Health

 

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.


Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy Self Care Credit Training

Instructor: Connie Coker MSM CNM Licensed Midwife

The class will include a review of the anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and reproductive organs of women and men, the causes and symptoms of displaced organs which impacts the flow of blood, lymph, nerves, and chi.  We will cover a variety of health issues and how to address them using the Arvigo® techniques. You will learn how to perform the Maya Abdominal Therapy on yourself.
This Level 1 Self Care Training also provides the required foundation for those licensed healthcare practitioners who may qualify to enroll in a Level 2 Arvigo® Professional Training and become practitioners.
Completion of this Self Care course awards continuing education credits to some healthcare practitioners :

NCBTMB for massage therapy: 17.5 CE hours

NCAAOM for acupuncture : 18 PDA points

MEAC for midwives: 17 Contact Hours
One Weekend
TBD
Fanny Blair Building 35 Greenwood Ave. Vineyard Haven
Fee: $450

 

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.