INSPIRE the Frontline for Healthcare Professionals: Week 2 Introduction to Mindfulness
Introduction to Mindfulness
October 8, 2020 1:30p-2:30p
Find out what mindfulness is and what it isn’t. Learn what the latest research on mindful living has revealed. Practice
exercises and learn how to integrate mindfulness into your life.
Frontline health professionals, physicians, nurse, social workers and advanced practitioners are encouraged to attend.
By the completion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Describe what mindfulness is [in their] own language.
- Identify at least three misconceptions of mindfulness.
- Practice two mindful exercises.
Presenter: Erin Commendatore, MA.Ed/CN
Erin Commendatore oversees Life Solution’s mindfulness program, presenting classes, workshops and leading full-day nursing mindfulness retreats. She has been practicing meditation for nearly 30 years and has been teaching meditation and yoga classes and workshops since 2001. Erin’s background is in educational counseling and she began her work at a school for K-12 students who were diagnosed with learning disabilities and attention disorders, in which she was able to successfully create and implement mind-body techniques for this population. Additionally, in her most recent position prior to UPMC, she managed corporate wellness programming overseeing locations throughout the country. Erin has a Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling and is certified to instruct Mindfulness and Meditation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live webinar activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hours.
This program is offered for 1.0 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for
LSW/LCSV LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education call (412) 624-6902.
Other Healthcare Professionals:
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 Attendance