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Training for Health Professionals: Seminars & Observational Training in Baton Rouge

NATIONAL HANSEN’S
DISEASE PROGRAMS

1770 Physicians Park Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Phone: 1- 800 - 642-2477
(225) 756-3761
Fax: (225) 756-3760

Presents

Hansen’s Disease in the United States
Diagnosis & Treatment

November 17-18, 2014

Registration Form (PDF - 50 KB)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This seminar is designed to increase the level of understanding among healthcare providers regarding the unique characteristics and current concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of Hansen’s disease (leprosy).

ATTENDEES WILL ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • NHDP mission and general concepts of Hansen’s disease
  • Biological characteristics of M. leprae
  • Pathological changes in the skin and nerves from Hansen’s disease
  • Hansen’s disease cardinal signs and the criteria for diagnosis
  • Current treatment protocols recommended for Hansen’s disease in the United States
  • Management of two types of Hansen’s disease reactions
  • Physical changes due to inflammation of the skin and nerves and secondary neuropathic changes (face, hands, feet)
  • Prevention of disability

COURSE CONTENT

  • Clinical Aspects
  • Treatment of Uncomplicated HD
  • Immunology of HD
  • Pathology of HD
  • Management of Reaction
  • Eye Care in HD
  • Patient Presentations
  • Dermatological Aspects
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Disability Prevention
  • Ambulatory HD Care in the United States

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Dermatologists
  • Infectious Disease Specialists
  • Primary Care Providers
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Other Medical Specialists, ER and Urgent Care Physicians (particularly those residing in areas of high prevalence such as California, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, New York, Massachusetts and Hawaii)

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

  • Contact hours pending approval by the American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Contact hours pending approval by the Louisiana State Nurses Association (LSNA), an accredited approver of continuing nursing education

NO REGISTRATION FEE (Seating is limited)

LOCATION OF TRAINING FACILITY

Gillis W Long Center
5445 Pt. Clair Rd
Carville, LA  70721