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A Clarkson College Leadership Series Event

The COVID-19 impact on human health is just beginning to be understood. For many individuals who test positive for COVID-19, this is not an acute problem. Join Clarkson College in collaboration with the UNMC College of Public Health for a special event educating attendees on identifying the symptoms of and managing the needs for those with Long COVID.

 

Event for Patients, Families and Community Members

Thursday, May 6, 2021
5:30–7 p.m. CST via Zoom 
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Event for Health Care and Community Professionals

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
5:30–7 p.m. CST via Zoom
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Event for Patients, Families and Community Members

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Event Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the symptoms of Long COVID
  • Identify the need for empathy and advocacy for Long COVID sufferers
  • Identify resources to offer support to patients and their families 

After each event, attendees will receive a resource packet with helpful information for health care professionals and for families and patients experiencing the health effects of Long COVID.


Panel Speakers

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Jaime Robertson
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Student, Clarkson College
Long COVID patient perspective

Jaime Robertson is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Clarkson College and plans to graduate in 2022. While completing courses, she serves as a Patient Care Technician in the Neuroscience ICU at Nebraska Medicine. Previously, Ms. Robertson earned her diploma at the Medical Transcription Education Center and is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Caryn Vincent

Caryn N. Vincent, MPH, CPH 
Public Health Strategic Advisor and Interim Public Health Deputy Director, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services 

Caryn N Vincent, MPH, CPH, is the Public Health Strategic Advisor and Interim Public Health Deputy Director at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services as well as an adjunct faculty member in the Clarkson College Community Health program. She is a public health practitioner by training with experience working in nonprofit, local, and state public health organizations. Ms. Vincent is also a Doctor of Public Health Student in Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

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Maureen O’Donnell, MS, LIMHP, LADC, CEAP 
Counselor, Arbor Family Counseling 

Maureen O’Donnell, MS, LIMHP, LADC, CEAP works with Arbor Family Counseling and graduated with her Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She has been trained in family systems therapy and uses it in her work with individuals, couples, children, teens and their families. Ms. O’Donnell conducts a variety of training programs for both management and employees and thoroughly enjoys designing programs specifically for the needs of an organization.

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Sharon Eden, M.A. 
Associate Professor of Microbiology, Epidemiology, and Environmental Risk Factors and Disease, Clarkson College

Sharon Eden, M.A. is an Associate Professor of Microbiology, Epidemiology, and Environmental Risk Factors and Disease at Clarkson College and has been a member of the faculty since 2016.  She began her career in microbiology as a biomedical research laboratory supervisor for the VA Medical Center, Section of Infectious Diseases before turning to education full-time. During her twenty years of full-time education at the University and College levels, she has taught and developed courses in biology, microbiology, biotechnology and epidemiology. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. 


Panel Moderator

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Sarah Flanagan, MSW, MPA, LCSW 
Director of Community Health and Interprofessional Education, Clarkson College 

Sarah Flanagan, MSW, MPA, LCSW is the Director of the Community Health and Interprofessional Education programs at Clarkson College. She helped initiate the Clarkson College Leadership Series in 2018 as a way to bring members of the community together to share ideas, to learn and to grow. Ms. Flanagan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Creighton University, Master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Administration, and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She is a licensed Master Social Worker and Mental Health Practitioner in the state of Nebraska.

Event for Health Care and Community Professionals

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The following professions have been pre-approved in the state of Nebraska to receive 1.5 contact hours of educational activity: Healthcare Business, Health Information Management, Mental Health Practitioners, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Radiologic Technology. *

For participants requesting continuing education credit, registration is $10.00. All other participants may register for free.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Identify the symptoms of Long COVID
  • Increase their confidence in managing the needs of those with Long COVID
  • Identify resources available for Long COVID sufferers and their families

For questions, contact Clarkson College Professional Development at 402.552.6148, professionaldevelopment@clarksoncollege.edu.

*Additional Contact Hour Information:

  • Healthcare Business 1.5 education hours awarded.
  • Mental Health Practitioners programs approved by the Midwest Multistate Division are acceptable for continuing education for clinical psychologist and licensed mental health practitioners by the state of Nebraska. This event meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for certified social workers for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Nursing is 1.5. Midwest MSD Provider Approval Number: NE621-1. Clarkson College is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • Physical Therapy 1.5 contact hours by Nebraska Chapter American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Radiologic Technology 1.75 CE credits awarded by ASRT for Category A.
  • Health Information Management 1.5 CEUs awarded by AHIMA.

Education Hours

Clarkson College Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of didactic or clinical instruction for each educational activity. Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure/certification if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline. 1.5 Education Hours are awarded for this educational event.

Other Health Care Providers

Each professional is accountable to understand his or her accrediting/licensing body’s standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board. It is the participant’s responsibility to keep this certificate for 7 years in their personal records for re-licensure/certification purposes. Each participant should claim only those hours that (s)he spent in the educational activity.

After each event, attendees will receive a resource packet with helpful information for health care professionals and for families and patients experiencing the health effects of Long COVID.


Panel Speakers

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James Lawler, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Executive Co-Director, Global Center for Health Security and Deputy Medical Director, Nebraska Biocontainment Unit

James Lawler, MD, MPH, FIDSA is an executive co-director for the Global Center for Health Security and Deputy Medical Director of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit. Before joining the University of Nebraska Medical Center team in November 2017, he served 21 years in the US Navy Medical Corps. Dr. Lawler is an infectious disease physician trained in tropical medicine and public health whose career has focused on research and policy related to emerging infectious diseases, pandemic threats, and health system and public health preparedness.

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Caitlin Hebrew, PT, DPT
Instructor of Physical Therapist Assistant, Clarkson College

Caitlin Hebrew, PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist and an instructor in the Clarkson College Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program. She has spent much of her clinical career in the home health setting where she continues to work on a part-time basis. Dr. Hebrew served as the Lead Lab Assistant for a Cadaver Human Anatomy Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Maureen O’Donnell, MS, LIMHP, LADC, CEAP 
Counselor, Arbor Family Counseling 

Maureen O’Donnell, MS, LIMHP, LADC, CEAP works with Arbor Family Counseling and graduated with her Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She has been trained in family systems therapy and uses it in her work with individuals, couples, children, teens and their families. Ms. O’Donnell conducts a variety of training programs for both management and employees and thoroughly enjoys designing programs specifically for the needs of an organization.

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Bonnie Dollen, LPN 
Nurse, Nebraska Medicine
Long COVID patient perspective

Bonnie Dollen, LPN has worked in cardiac care, med-surg, oncology, family medicine, developmental pediatrics, and (currently) psychiatry for a combined 30+ years at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine. Her COVID-19 journey began when she tested positive in October 2020 and was admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 pneumonia and respiratory distress. Despite a host of pre-existing conditions that complicated her situation, she was discharged to home in November with continuous oxygen, antibiotics and steroids. She has not lost her positive outlook, however, and has since been educated, vaccinated and completely dedicated to continuing to provide serious medicine and extraordinary care.


Panel Moderator

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Sarah Flanagan, MSW, MPA, LCSW 
Director of Community Health and Interprofessional Education, Clarkson College 

Sarah Flanagan, MSW, MPA, LCSW is the Director of the Community Health and Interprofessional Education programs at Clarkson College. She helped initiate the Clarkson College Leadership Series in 2018 as a way to bring members of the community together to share ideas, to learn and to grow. Ms. Flanagan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Creighton University, Master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Administration, and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She is a licensed Master Social Worker and Mental Health Practitioner in the state of Nebraska.