Therapeutic Cannabis Educational Program

Therapeutic Cannabis Educational Program

 

Starting in November:

Introduction to the New Hampshire Therapeutic Cannabis Program

And assistance with pre-qualification (2 hour course)

 

Open to the public, $20 per person entrance fee, $30 for a patient-caregiver team.

 

This is a two hour class that gives a complete overview of the program as well as specifics for patients and for caregivers looking to become certified to take part in the NH Therapeutic Cannabis program.

 

Agenda:

 

Part 1:

Overview of the NH Therapeutic Cannabis Law and program structure

Rules for Qualifying Patients and Patient-Designated Caregivers

A discussion of qualifying conditions and symptoms

Resources and support available for patients and caregivers

 

Part 2:

Overview of Alternative Treatment Centers (ATC’s)

Overview of the therapeutic applications of cannabis

Determining your treatment goals and desired outcomes

Assistance with determining your qualification status

 

Dates:

Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in November

 

Presenters:

Lisa Withrow APRN Founder and Co-Owner of Palliativity Medical Group LLC

 

Location:

Palliativity Medical Group training facility

116 South River Road, Unit D-2 Bedford, NH 03110

(Entrance around back of building D)

Limited seating First Come First Served

No Walk ins

To sign up call (603) 371-9402

Lisa Withrow Award

Lisa C. Withrow APRN Awarded The Third Annual Ira Byock and Yvonne Corbeil Award

 
Lisa C. Withrow APRN, NP-C, ACHPN, co-founder and certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Palliativity Medical Group in Bedford, New Hampshire, has been named the recipient of the Third Annual Ira Byock and Yvonne Corbel Award.
 
The award, presented by the New Hampshire Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHHPCO), recognizes an individual, team or organization in Northern New England who has demonstrated innovation and collaboration to help deliver the best end-of-life care possible to New Hampshire residents.
 
Palliative Care focuses on improving a person’s quality of life throughout the course of serious illness, or after a life-changing injury. Palliative care is different from hospice, and patients often receive palliative care along with other medical treatments as an extra layer of support.
 
Withrow, who is also a provider for the palliative care program at Elliot Hospital, received the award at the NHHPCO Annual Meeting in Meredith, NH. Dr. Mary Braun presented the award and said of Lisa, “She has been practicing palliative medicine in NH since the very earliest days of the field and leading the way the whole time. She has mentored many, many clinicians and generously helped almost all of us at one point or another in our careers.”
 

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For more information, contact Paul Withrow of Palliativity Medical Group at 603-371-9402 or Email Mr. Withrow at PWithrow@palliativity.com for brand materials. For general information about Palliativity Medical Group, please visit www.palliativity.com.

Free CPR Workshop

Ongoing Adult and Pediatric CPR / FIRST AID / AED with 2 year certification

This CPR course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. We offer classes weekdays,nights and weekends. Through a combination of self-paced online learning and instructor-led classroom skill session you will have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate skill competency required for certification. The online portion features simulation learning – an interactive experience where participants respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the classroom skill session and must be taken on a Flash-enabled computer with a high speed Internet connection. Upon successful completion of this online/classroom course you will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid / CPR / AED valid for two years.   Please check all our convenient dates to better serve your needs. To register for any classes please call Paul @ 603-371-9402

Free CPR Workshop

Free CPR first aid safety workshop

Please join us for a FREE community event;

Palliativity Medical Group will be conducting a FREE NON-Certification Adult,young children and Infant CPR and Safety workshop. This workshop includes recognizing and engaging in emergencies while protecting yourself at the same time. Emergency situations include Cardiac,Choking and Breathing emergencies of infants, young children and adults.

This workshop will benefit all parents and caregivers of infants, young children and adults that have never had any classes/training on what to do if you see a cardiac/breathing or choking emergency. You will be able to practice and perform CPR on mannequins and simulate breathing/choking practices.

To register for this event…Click here

What is Palliative Care?

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care focuses on improving a person’s quality of life throughout the course of serious illness, or after a life-changing injury.  Patients often receive palliative care along with other medical treatments – such as intensive care, cardiac or cancer care – as an extra layer of support that is based on your needs, not your diagnosis or prognosis.

 

Palliative care can begin whenever you and your health care provider feel it can help.  For many patients, this happens shortly after the diagnosis of a serious condition.

 

(From DHMC, 2013)

Referral to Palliative care

Does a Referral to Palliative Care Mean I’m Dying?

No.  Receiving palliative care does not mean you’re dying.  Being referred to palliative care means that you are dealing with difficult medical problems – ones that can cause pain, emotional uncertainty and personal complications for you and the people you love.

 

By addressing pain, reducing stress and improving comfort, people tend to sleep better and eat a bit better and stay more active.  It is not surprising that their health improves – and sometimes people live longer!

 

 

Medical Treatment

Do I Need to Stop Medical Treatments in Order to Receive Palliative Care?

NO! We support doing whatever you, your family and your primary health care team feel is right for you. Many of the patients we see are receiving treatments, such as:

 

  • Chemotherapy or radiation for cancer
  • Cardiac procedures (angiography or pacemakers, and surgery)
  • Clinical trials (offering experimental approaches for your condition)

If difficult decisions about treatments arise, we can help you sort through the options.  Palliative Care does not replace your primary treatment; it works to support the care you are receiving to improve your quality of life.