News Release


Nursing Program at MMC Sponsors Symposium

Published Date10\25\2013
The Mount Marty College nursing program will welcome Kim Litwach, PhD, RN, FAAN, APNP as the keynote speaker at the 2013 Endowed Chair Nursing Symposium held in Watertown, SD. Her topic will be, "Practical Points in Pain and Palliative Care." A morning and afternoon session will be held on Thursday, November 7th at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital’s Professional Office Pavilion in Yankton and an additional morning session will be held on Friday, November 8th at the Prairie Lakes Hospital conference Center, Medical Office Building in Watertown.

The purpose of the program is to provide nurses, nursing students and nursing faculty practical tips and tools to utilize in pain management and palliative care. Participants will be able to describe patient rights and responsibilities related to pain assessment and management, discuss assessment of pain across the lifespan and in cognitively impaired and/or non-verbal patients, compare myths of pain management with facts, identify pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management strategies for pain, and to discuss ethical principals' of palliative care.

Kim Litwack is a Family Nurse Practitioner with an expertise in Pain Management. She practices at Advanced Pain Management in Madison, WI and has a solid perianesthesia background for the management of acute pain. She is a member of the American Society of Pain Educators. In addition, she is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

This Continuing Nursing Education workshop is provided by NurseTim, Inc. Participants who attend the full workshop and complete the evaluation will be awarded 3.0 hours of nursing continuing education.

NurseTim, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Registration deadline for the event is November 1, 2013. A registration fee of $50.00 per person is charged with free admittance to employees of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Human Services Center, Wagner Indian Health Services, Yankton Medical Clinic, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, MMC Nursing Faculty, MMC Nursing Students, Sacred Heart Monastery and All Other Preceptors for the MMC Nursing Program.

Please contact Lisa Behrends at 605-668-1511 or lisa.behrends@mtmc.edu for more information.