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Panhandle Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

PANHANDLE AHEC STAFF AND SERVICES

The Panhandle Area Health Education Center is one of five Centers in the West Texas area.  Panhandle AHEC provides services to the top twenty counties in the Texas Panhandle.  The mission of Panhandle AHEC is to address the health care provider shortage and improve health care access in West Texas through education and development of the health care workforce.

To accomplish its mission, Panhandle AHEC focuses on the following strategies:

  • Introduce youth to health careers

  • Support rural clinical training for students who are in the health professions

  • Provide practice support to existing health care professionals

  • Promote healthy living

Panhandle AHEC provides a variety of services to the health care community as well as information to high school students on the various health care careers that are available.  Click on the links below for more information on AHEC and health care career resources.

Click on this sentence to download Panhandle AHEC's Brochure

For information on health care careers go to,  Texas H.O.T. (Health Opportunities in Texas) Jobs website at http://www.texashotjobs.org.


HOUSING THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE

The Panhandle Area Health Education Center assists many health professions schools in placing their students in rural hospitals and clinics to gain experience and complete the required clinical portion of their training.  Students completing their clinical experience in a rural location, away from Amarillo, are in need of housing while they work in a community.  Living in the community while completing their clinical allows the student to experience the positive benefits of living in a rural location. 

To find our more about how you and or someone in your community could host a student when they are completing their clinical experience, click on the link below to download an informational brochure.

Click on this sentence to download the Housing the Future of Medicine flyer


 UPCOMING CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES, 2018

The Panhandle Area Health Education Center will have several upcoming continuing education events scheduled for this spring.  As more information is available concerning dates, locations and costs, this information will be posted here and on our Facebook page and Twitter account. 


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West Texas Panhandle Chapter ENA Emergency Nursing Pediatric Courses (ENPC) 2018

The ENPC Provider course is designed to provide core level knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the delivery of  professional nursing care to the pediatric patient. The content presented is through a combination of online modules, presentations and psychomotor skills stations.  For additional information on this class and to register, click on the link below for the dates the classes are offered and additional information.

Click on this sentence to download the ENPC Registration Form


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West Texas Panhandle Chapter ENA Trauma Nursing Core Courses (TNCC) 2018

The TNCC Provider course is designed to provide core level trauma knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the delivery of professional emergency care to the trauma patient. The content is presented through a combination of online modules, lectures and psychomotor skills stations.

Click on this sentence to download the TNCC Registration Form


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Panhandle Great 25 Nurses

The Panhandle Great 25 Nurses Celebration tremendously appreciates our past sponsors who have helped to make the event so successful. The committee would like to extend the 2018 sponsorship opportunity to our corporate, industry, and community business partners, as well as individual sponsors to help us ensure the tradition of the Panhandle Great 25 and its mission continues. Our hope is this award will continue to be recognized throughout the nursing community for years to come in the Texas Panhandle as an esteemed honor and prestigious accomplishment for the nursing profession.

This year’s 3rd annual event will take place on October 9th, 2018, 6-8 pm at Polk Street United Methodist Church

Your commitment will afford recognition in our program, promotion on our Facebook page, exposure to over 300 local consumers and a venue to visit with this select group of health care professionals. Money received from donations and sponsorships is used only for event expenses and to fund nursing scholarships through the Texas Nurses Association-District 2.  If you have any questions please contact Valerie Kiper at valerie.kiper@ttuhsc.edu or Richard Pullen at richard.pullen@ttuhsc.edu. 

To purchase tickets, tables or sponsorships for this year's event, please go to https://www.texasnurses.org/events/event_list.asp


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Wound Care Symposium

 DATE CHANGE

Friday, November 9, 2018

 

Amarillo College Downtown Campus
 1314 South Polk Street
Amarillo, Texas
 
Registration: 7:30 a.m.    
Time: 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Conference will provide current principles of wound care.  Will address strategies and new techniques for treating and managing chronic wounds.

Jointly provided by:

Amarillo College Continuing Healthcare Education

Northwest Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Panhandle Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Office of Continuing  Medical Education

Click on this sentence to download the Wound Care Symposium Flyer

Click on this sentence to download the Wound Care Symposium Registration Form


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Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics Workshop

Friday, October 19, 2018

8:15 am - 4:45 pm

Amarillo College West Campus

6222 West 9th Avenue

Amarillo, TX

For additional workshop information, please contact Dinah Lewis at 806-212-0703 or by email at dinah.lewis@bsahs.org

For registration information, please contact Stephanie Loya at 806-651-3482 or by email at sloya@wtamu.edu

 


What is a Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker (CHW)?

A person who, with or without compensation is a liaison and provides cultural mediation between health care and social services, and the community. A promotor(a) or community health worker is a trusted community member, that has a close understanding of the ethnicity, language, socio-economic status, and life experiences of the community served. A promotor(a) or community health worker assists people to gain access to needed services and builds individual, community, and system capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, patient navigation and follow-up, community health education and information, informal counseling, social support, advocacy and participation in clinical research.

What does Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certification Program provide?

Program is certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and provides 160 contact hours towards certification.  Participants will learn the basic eight core competencies in a community and healthcare environment.

To access Community Health Worker Course information, please either link below.

To learn more about the Community Health Worker Online Course click here

To learn more about the Community Health Worker Online Course with an Emphasis on Behavioral and Mental Health Click

Here

To learn about upcoming CHW CEU opportunities, click here

For CHW continuing education opportunities, please contact: Stephanie Loya at 806-651-3482 or by email at sloya@wtamu.edu.


Contact Us At:

Panhandle Area Health Education Center

West Texas A&M University

WTAMU Box 61003

Canyon, TX 79016

 806-651-3480 phone        806-651-3489 fax

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