Inservice Education Programs
ALS is a rare disease to many health care professionals.The majority of the health care workers providing direct care to Persons with ALS (PALS), would most likely have either no or limited experience caring for PALS.
Educating healthcare workers about ALS is essential in order for the PALS to receive appropriate care and treatment. Of particular concern is that ALS is progressive; the care plan of someone with ALS needs to be altered throughout their care, accordingly.
The Greater Philadelphia Chapter offers inservice education sessions to assist healthcare workers in the treatment of ALS patients. Sessions are one hour in length, and are appropriate for the following audiences: Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Speech Therapists, Mental Health Workers, Home Health Aides,Certified Nursing Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, Hospice Chaplains and Hospice Volunteers, working in the following settings: Hospice Care, Home Care, Nursing Home and Skilled Care facilities, Life care communities and Acute-Care hospitals.
Please contact Gail Houseman, RN, CNS-BC with your inservice requests, either by phone at 215-643-5434, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.