West River Area Health Education Center

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Continuing Education Opportunities

BLS for Healthcare Providers - WDT Corporate Education offers the full class and recertification option. The schedule and details can be found here.

American Sign Language for First Responders - This WDT Corporate Education course focuses on first responders, nurses, receptionists, and other professions that encounter Deaf or hard of hearing individuals before an interpreter is available.  Areas of focus will be how to identify communication breakdown, how to calm Deaf and hard of hearing individual, first levels of communication, request interpreter.  Individuals will have an opportunity to work through mock first responder case scenarios experienced by Deaf individual’s past experiences. Learn more here.

South Dakota EMS Continuing Education - Sanford Health delivers LIVE monthly education to EMS agencies through video broadcast.  All classes are approved for CAPCE continuing education credit. Learn more here.

Dental Courses - WDT’s Corporate Education Center offers continuing education classes for dental professionals including dental radiology and nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation classes. These courses have been approved by the South Dakota State Board of Dentistry.  The schedule and details can be found here. 

Upcoming Conferences

Mission: Possible - Reducing the Impact of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness in Our Communities

This FREE hybrid conference will be held May 31 -June 1, 2023. Attendees can join virtually or in-person at the Hilton Garden Inn - DT Sioux Falls. This event is designed for medical and behavioral health professionals, community leaders, students, educators, school administrators, and more and will feature sessions focused on:

  • What's Trending in Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Impact of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness on Youth
  • Opioid Treatments including MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment)

Rural Health Equity Summit

To address ongoing health care issues and inequities facing rural South Dakotans, a statewide summit has been scheduled for October 13, 2022 at the Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort and Conference Center in Oacoma, South Dakota. Designed for medical professionals and hospital administrators across the state, objectives for this event include:

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  • Creating additional awareness while identifying rural health inequities affecting the entire state of SD
  • Cultivating meaningful discussion about rural healthcare delivery
  • Discovering how current health inequities are impacting the health of rural residents
  • Producing a road map of interventions/policy changes to address the rural healthcare inequity identified as most affecting the state
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