Providence DocTalks Archive
If you missed a DocTalk or would like to re-watch one, all DocTalks are or will be available to view here.
Reducing the Risk of Falls for Older Adults
Falls are a serious health hazard. More than 33% of people over age 65 fall each year. Most hip fractures and head injuries result from these falls.
Fortunately many falls can be prevented. Dr. Casey discusses the dangers of falling, especially for older adults, and will explain what Providence is doing to raise awareness and lower the risk.
You will hear:
- Practical tips that can help seniors stay healthy and steady on their feet
- Innovative approaches to recognize and reduce the risk of falling
2021 National Fall Prevention Week Webinars - National Fall Prevention Week Webinars.pdf
Providence Fall Risk Prevention Talk 2020 (recorded) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3k293TQF6k
Home Safety Self-Checklist -
High-Risk Medications Handout -
6 Steps to Reduce Fall Risk (English) -
6 Steps to Reduce Fall Risk (Spanish) -
Tai Chi Video and Phone Application Resources -
Providence (and PHP) class/exercise information -
Strong for Life class flyer - Strong For Life Virtual Class Options
Special thanks to our sponsor RBC Wealth Management.
How to Make Ethical Decisions in Health Care
- If a patient with “DNR” tattooed on his chest attempts suicide, should we save him?
- Should we allow a homeless patient to leave the hospital if he hasn’t finished dialysis?
- If a patient has pulled out every tube and IV, should we put him on a breathing machine?
Ethics Center Resources - https://oregon.providence.org/our-services/p/providence-center-for-health-care-ethics/our-resources/
Ethics Center video library - https://oregon.providence.org/our-services/p/providence-center-for-health-care-ethics/forms-and-information/
Recent Articles published by Providence Ethicists - https://oregon.providence.org/our-services/p/providence-center-for-health-care-ethics/publications/
More Than the Baby Blues: Understanding Maternity-related Depression
Kara Johansen, Psy.D., is a psychologist who specializes in maternal health. She will explain how Providence is tackling perinatal and postpartum depression.
You will learn:
- What Providence is doing to identify women at high risk for depression
- How behavioral health care can help moms before families are in crisis
Online screening tool for new and expectant parents - https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/postpartum-depression/
Postpartum Depression Blog Post - https://blog.providence.org/archive/postpartum-depression
Local Baby Blues Connection Resource - https://www.babybluesconnection.org/
It’s Brain Surgery … not Rocket Science
Dr. Vivek Deshmukh, director of neurosurgery at Providence Brain and Spine Institute, explains how doctors at Providence are helping patients today as they research even greater possibilities for the future.
You’ll learn about:
- How brain surgery is helping people affected by stroke, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy
- How patients may benefit from new treatment options in the future
Stroke - https://oregon.providence.org/our-services/p/providence-stroke-center/forms-and-information/providence-stroke-center-treatment-outcomes-data/
Sterotactic Laser Ablation - https://oregon.providence.org/our-services/s/sterotactic-laser-ablation-for-treatment-of-brain-tumors/
Brain Aneurysm - https://oregon.providence.org/forms-and-information/t/the-next-generation-brain-aneurysm-repair/
Deep Brain Stimulation - https://oregon.providence.org/our-services/d/deep-brain-stimulation/
Heart Failure Treatments: When Less Is More
Cardiologists Dr. Abraham and Dr. Korngold explain how doctors at Providence Heart Institute are using minimally invasive procedures to revolutionize cardiac care.
You’ll learn about:
- How hearts can be repaired without traditional surgery
- Which procedures can be done using minimally invasive techniques
- How effective the new procedures are compared to traditional open-heart surgeries
TAVR - https://oregon.providence.org/our-services/t/transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-tavr/
MitraClip - https://oregon.providence.org/forms-and-information/n/new-device-offers-new-options-for-mitral-regurgitation/
Mitral Valve - https://oregon.providence.org/our-services/p/providence-valve-center/mitral-valve/
Heart Transplant - https://oregon.providence.org/our-services/p/providence-heart-transplant-program/
How Childhood Brain Development Affects Us as Adults
Dr. Martine Sacks, a developmental pediatrician at Providence Children’s Health, discusses research on childhood brain development and adult behaviors, including how Covid-19 and pandemic life may affect children’s brains.
You’ll learn about:
• Brain development in children and teens
• The correlation between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and adult behaviors
• How therapy can enhance brain development and minimize the effect of ACEs
https://digitalcommons.psjhealth.org/publications/2009/ - This study was referenced in Dr. Sacks slides
https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/wp/california-surgeon-general_stress-busting-playbook--en.pdf - Referenced in Dr. Sacks slides
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - Senior Health Doc Talk
In this talk, Colleen Casey, Ph.D., ANP-BC, an expert on geriatric health, will explain how Providence Senior Health is raising awareness and reducing fall risk.
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - Cancer Focus Doc Talk
More information to follow.