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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

COVID-19 Advocacy Update #7*
Link & Learn
Don't forget: 
you'll need to be logged into the APHA membership site to access some of these links:
bullet new Shared by APHA +ADL members:
bullet Prepare for the Hospital – A Checklist for Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic (by Kim McIlnay)
bullet  Rehab or Skilled Nursing – How to Manage Your Loved One’s Care Remotely (by Cheryl Scharoun)
bullet updated Master List of Coronavirus / COVID-19 Resources for Advocates and Clients
Resources continue to be added daily.
bullet updated Tools for Use During the COVID-19 Crisis (Telehealth, Video Conferencing - alternatives to Zoom)
Schedule & Attend
Link to the
Advocacy Master Calendar
of Events
APHA Expert Call-in

Your Clients and Medical Cannabis – Assessing Interest and Providing Resources

Tuesday, April 28
 <- today!

Has the topic of medical cannabis (marijuana) come up in conversations with clients or prospective clients? Did you feel informed enough to carry on that conversation? Do you know the laws in your state or province?

Or, is the medical cannabis train leaving and you haven’t yet hopped aboard?
  As more and more states legalize medical cannabis, questions arise as they regard its fit and appropriateness as a treatment for challenges from pain to mobility, from suffering to comfort. It’s possible your clients know even more about it than you do. And it’s possible you know enough that you should be raising the topic with them if they don’t.

osephine Krehl is the Founder of MMJ Knowledge, LLC a medical cannabis education Company whose Mission is to "Inspire Hope Through Excellence in Education".  As our guest for this call-in, she’ll guide us through the basics we need to know to help our clients, ranging from legality, to knowing when cannabis may be appropriate, to finding recommenders, to delivery mechanisms, to insurance coverage, plus how to carry on the conversation with our clients.
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You may register up to 3 hours prior to the call.
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  Connect with Anne!

Making Wellness Services Part of Your Advocacy Offerings

Thursday, May 7 <- next week!

Join Anne Llewellyn as she talks with Nurse Advocate Rajitha Bommakanti, BSN, RN, CCM founder of the Healthy You Lifestyle Center. We will discuss how you can add/incorporate wellness into your practice. Learn the strategies and be a change agent in making a positive impact on your client's behaviors that are impacting their health and wellness.

Meet Anne, and learn more about Connect! with Anne calls.
  Register early! 
A reminder that we limit registration for Connect! with Anne calls.
Registration will close as soon as we reach capacity.

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Five Star Reviews!
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Find instructions for asking your clients to submit their reviews.
Congratulations to these AdvoConnection Directory-Listed members who have achieved and received 5 star reviews for their work!

Remember - these stars were awarded by clients for whom they have saved lives, health, or money, and improved the quality of life for the person who provided the review.

WOW!  A bumper crop this week! :-)  Very exciting!
star Rick Pugach 
star Sherri Miller 
star Asia Olson 
star Laura Mendez (twice!)
star Adria Goldman Gross 
star Donna Seibert, MD 
A job very well done. Congratulations!
Members in the News!
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See the master list of APHA and member news mentions, located at the APHA Blog.
bullet AnnMarie McIlwain, APHA member, was quoted by the Washington Post in its article, The coronavirus halted elective surgeries. Here’s how they’ll resume in New York. 
bullet WRAL in Raleigh interviewed APHA member Nancy Ruffner for Virus outbreak closes nursing homes to families, inspectors 
APHA Premium +ADL members: Want to respond to requests
for advocate expertise? Find them in your +ADL Connect! Discussion Forum - see the list of recent requests below.
If you are a Premium +ADL member featured in the news,
please submit the link to us.
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Online Courses for Advocates
PracticeUP! online is a sister site to APHA. APHA members may take courses for free or at a discount.

Now Available!
A new course,
appropriate for our times...
Take Care of Clients,
Preserve & Grow Your Practice

A free course for all APHA Members
Earn 2.5 CEs for BCPA
Earn 1 CE for CSA!
Pandemic Course 
Pandemic! Take Care of Clients,
Preserve and Grow Your Practice
Are You Certified?
Do you need to earn CEs or CEUs?

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Please take the
PracticeUP! Online CE / CEU Survey

PracticeUP! Online has offered BCPA CEUs since its inception.
Recently we have begun reaching out to additional certifying bodies to get permission to offer PracticeUP! students the CEs / CEUs they need. But we need to know from you
which certifications they should be!

The survey will take about 2 minutes of your time,
and could make earning your CEs or CEUs much easier. 

Find the survey here.

Deadline: May 15th
for ADL members
A special section for AdvoConnection
Directory Listed members.
Reminders for +ADL members:
bullet Last call!  March Directory profile stats are available! Here's how to retrieve yours.
bullet Note: This is a great opportunity to ask clients and previous clients to add ratings and reviews to your directory listing!  Here's how.
bullet Did you see your invitation?
AdvoConnection is looking for guest bloggers. We have invited +ADL members to submit. Invitations went out Monday and are good only through May 15. Let us know if you are listed in the directory, but did not receive your invitation and we'll send it along. (Our first submissions were published last week - see Link & Learn above.)
bullet Monitor requests for help!*  Patients need you! Recent requests have come from:
Florida  Nevada New York
Ontario Virginia  Minnesota
... and other states and provinces!
*We are beginning to see a big uptick in requests for help, and a surge in directory searches...  please keep your eye on the Unmet Needs list. Patients need you!
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Connect & Share
in the
APHA Connect!
Discussion Forum
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Link to the APHA Connect
Discussion Forum

  Coronavirus / COVID-19 Forum
bullet Master List of COVID-19 Resources for Advocates
bullet COVID-19 and Surprise Bills – Lobbyists at Work
bullet Telehealth and Clients who are not tech savvy
bullet hot Webinar: Protecting Older Adults from the Harms of Social Isolation
bullet hot COVID 19 Care Interfering with Other Health Care? 
bullet HIPAA Guidance re: COVID 19
bullet hot New Course: PANDEMIC! Earn 2.5 CEs – free to APHA members
bullet Two Great Posts to Share with Clients 
  General Conversation
bullet hot electronic signature
bullet hot On-Line Palliative Care Courses FREE
bullet Option for California SNF residents to designate health care agent 
bullet Guarantor Contract Addendum 
bullet E&O Insurance
bullet Hipaa and privacy forms 
bullet Sharing: Rants of a Patient Safety Advocate
bullet hot Rumor has it… (and we want your opinion) 
 +ADL Member Forum
bullet Insurance Advocate Needed
bullet Communicating with clients
bullet Media Request – Washington Post 
bullet Media Request - Wall Street Journal
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  and Coronavirus / COVID-19

We continue to identify the many ways we can support you
in an effort to balance your need to stay safe with your desire
to grow your patient-service practice during this critical time.

Our Tuesday Agendas will continue to reflect this focus as long as need be.

Of course, if at any time you can think of any way we can support your needs, please do reach out! Your success is our success.
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Many of our members with clinical credentials - doctors, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and others -- are working on the front lines to defeat this virus and end this pandemic.

Many others are volunteering their time to make others' lives easier and allay some of their fears in the midst of this horror.

Our sincere thanks to each of you for
helping others through this crisis.
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