Health Care Continuing Education

At a Glance

LLCC-Medical District is committed to helping health care professionals meet the increasing challenges of today’s health care environment and to promote and improve the health of society. Please review continuing education opportunities below. New health care continuing education classes are added throughout the year. We also offer custom training solutions to meet your performance goals. We will train at a location convenient for you: your workplace, off-site or at our location.

A Pill for Every Ill!

Barb Bancroft returning to Springfield

(total of 5 CEUs)

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Northfield Inn and Suites, 3280 Northfield Dr., Springfield, IL 62702
Price if register by Aug. 24: $140
Price after Aug. 24: $160
Pre-registration by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, is required. Space is limited, so register early!
Cancellation Policy — Cancellations received after Sept. 10, 2022, are not eligible for a refund, and registrations cannot be transferred to future conferences.

Register for A Pill for Every Ill!

Barb will provide a unique overview of "all things pharm" taught in a  fascinating and informative way. This lecture is not your usual "run-of-the-mill" pharmacology update.

What it's NOT: List after list after list of drugs

What it IS: A potpourri of pharm topics for all fields of nursing.

How do we choose the "best route of administration" for various drugs? Is there a "better" statin or are they all the same? Is there a "best" SSRI for depression or all they all the same? Are all hypertensive drugs the same when it comes to preventing strokes? The "glutides" for Type 2 diabetes are terrific — is there one that is a game changer when it comes to weight loss? (HINT: yes.) The SGLT2 inhibitors are the latest "game changers" for heart failure! Who are they and what do you need to know about them? What are the upsides and downsides of PPIs? If you don't know about the wide range of monoclonal antibodies (MABs) used from preventing viral infections to improving the diagnosis of breast cancer to changing the lives of patients with autoimmune diseases then come hear Barb's banter on the MABs. What new drugs are used for autoimmune diseases? Are we really using a drug that was formerly used to prevent the growth of mold in sofas? (HINT: yes.) What do we now know about the pathophysiology of migraine headaches that has subsequently IMPROVED the prevention and treatment of acute migraines? Why do we use an ED drug for pulmonary arterial hypertension? Is it prime time for psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and major depressive disorder? How about ketamine and treatment-resistant depression?

Barb is coming back to LLCC, so join her on Oct. 4, 2022, for an entire day of pharm FUN!

About the presenter
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Barb Bancroft

Barb Bancroft, R.N., M.S.N., P.N.P., is a widely acclaimed national speaker, noted for her humorous, entertaining and information-packed seminars. She has authored eight books to date including her latest, “Laughing My Aspirin Off.” Many people can conduct health seminars or write books on health, but very few can make them both thoroughly informative and entertaining. Barb makes complex health topics easily understandable, appealing and hilarious. She has provided more than 2,400 educational and motivational seminars on clinical topics and health maintenance topics to health care professionals and corporations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Barb is currently the executive director and president of CPP Associates, Inc., a continuing education firm for corporations and health care professionals based in Chicago.

Register for Massage Therapy CE

Location: LLCC-Medical District, 130 W. Mason Street, Springfield, IL

Cancelation and refund policy: There will be no refunds given after Sept. 2, 2022, for Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral and no refunds given after Sept. 24, 2022, for the stretching and ROM workshops.

Instructors: Holly I. Pinto, BS, LMT, RSCT, owner and director of The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, Ltd. and Tamara Bivin, LMT, BCTMB

Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral 

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16&17
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
12 CE hours
$549 (minimum of 12 students required)

The focus of this course is to learn to distinguish the importance of primary respiration and its movement in the fluid body. The fluid body is the sum of all the different types of fluids in the body and is over 90% of the human body. Student continue to learn to sense primary respiration in their own bodies first and then the client. Primary respiration is a foundation of health and compassion in the human body.

Understanding and perceiving the five layers of the biodynamic process will be the clinical focus. Orienting, synchronizing, attuning, disengaging and igniting represent the states of perception associated with both the stillness of the midline and primary respiration in the whole. An introduction to the dynamic morphology of the human embryo will be explored theoretically and with table work.

Students will learn to move their attention through four zones of perception. This starts with the practitioner's body, the space immediately around their body, the office space and the natural world outside the office. This practice establishes a three-dimensional wholeness for both the practitioner and the client with and without contact with the hand. It is called a "cycle of attunement" and is crucial to the healing process.

Registration closes and payment is due Sept. 2.

Integrating Stretching and ROM Into Your Prone Massage Session  

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6 CE hours
$299 (minimum of 12 students required)

This is a hands-on seminar to introduce stretching to the LMT for the first time or a review for those who were trained but need a refresher class. We will discuss different styles of stretching, the principles and benefits of a prone flow. Students can look forward to getting back to the basics of range of motion and traction during any massage session. In addition to a stretching protocol, students will learn proper body mechanics and appropriate draping.

Registration closes and payment is due Sept. 24.

Integrating Stretching and ROM Into Your Supine Session

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6 CE hours
$299 (minimum of 12 students required)

This is a hands-on seminar to introduce stretching to the LMT for the first time or a review for those who were trained but need a refresher class. We will discuss different styles of stretching, the principles and benefits of a supine flow. Students can look forward to getting back to the basics of range of motion and traction during any massage session. In addition to a stretching protocol, students will learn proper body mechanics and appropriate draping.

Registration closes and payment is due Sept. 24.

LLCC-Medical District is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to offer continuing education credit to nursing home administrators, registered social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians and nutritionists, and respiratory care practitioners. If you have any questions about certification please let us know.