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Miller School Opens New Lactation Room for Nursing Mothers

In its continuing effort to foster a family-friendly environment, the University of Miami has opened another dedicated room to support nursing mothers. The Miller School now has its fifth and newest room on the second floor of University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics, 1475 NW 12th Avenue, room 1405. Faculty, staff, and students who need a private place to express milk may reserve space on a first-come, first-served basis by completing a Nursing Mother Accommodation Request Form.

UM supports nursing mothers by providing them reasonable break time to express breast milk for a year after their child’s birth, and having a lactation room supports the nutritional needs of newborn babies and strengthens the bond between mother and baby. The University is pleased that our nursing mothers will be able to successfully balance their important priorities of family and work through on-site lactation support and urge supervisors and coworkers to lend their support in allowing nursing mothers dedicated time for this.

For guidelines and a list of other lactation rooms across all campuses, please review the Nursing Mothers Program webpage. For general questions about the program, please contact the Office of Workplace Equity and Performance at 305-243-9360 or [email protected].


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Move into Mindfulness with a Free Workshop at the Herbert Wellness Center

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 30, 2016) – Practicing mindfulness doesn’t always mean sitting still. Get moving and become aware of your inner experiences at the next UMindfulness workshop, Moving into Mindfulness on Wednesday, April 6 at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center. This free class offers all University of Miami students, faculty, and staff an introduction into mindfulness through simple movements of the body.
Learn techniques that incorporate movement and imagery, such as mindful walking, gentle stretching, posture and alignment exercises, and group movement interactions. The workshop is designed for participants to enhance their awareness of the body/mind connection and become more relaxed and focused.
“By engaging in mindful movement, participants will become more self-aware, centered, and attentive,” said Ashley Falcon, assistant director of wellness at the Herbert Wellness Center. “If you struggle with sitting still for long periods of time, Moving into Mindfulness is the perfect alternative.”
The workshop will be led by Carol Kaminsky, a board-certified dance-movement therapist and faculty member in the University of Miami dance program. For more than 20 years, Kaminsky has taught mindful movement and meditation for stress reduction.
This workshop is free and open to all UM students, faculty, and staff and begins at 6:30 p.m. To reserve your spot, contact the sales office at 305-284-5433.

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UOnline Lunch and Learn: Essential Communication Skills for Health Care Providers

Your communication skills as a health care provider affect everything from patient compliance and quality of life to satisfaction and even the potential for malpractice suits. Join School of Communication lecturer Dr. Valerie Giroux on Wednesday, March 30, from noon to 12:30 p.m. for a 30-minute online presentation and Q&A to learn how effective communication can help you provide relationship-based care with positive patient outcomes.

Registration: https://discover-online.miami.edu/CommLunchLearn_Registration.html

This lunch-and-learn webinar is brought to you by UOnline, which offers UM master’s degrees online in Communication Studies, Health Informatics, Nursing Informatics, and other professional areas.


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Attend Active Shooter Response Training and Earn Well ’Canes Points

The ’Canes Emergency Response Team is hosting three more lunch-time sessions of the Active Shooter Response Training (ASRT), presented by the Office of Emergency Management, over the next few weeks, with the first session on Tuesday, March 29.

The class, which will also be offered again on Tuesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 14, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Senate Room, on the third floor of the Shalala Student Center.

The ASRT training is an hour-long presentation that incorporates the latest Department of Homeland Security guidance on best practice responses for those who encounter active shooter situations. The class covers awareness, avoidance, and appropriate actions. Expert instructors discuss how to respond, what to look for, and how to prepare to survive dangerous situations.

Emergency managers also will discuss law enforcement’s and the University’s response to various potentially dangerous situations. Topics include: the Emergency Notification Network (ENN) Alerts, interacting with first responders, personal preparedness, and other initiatives of the University designed to keep students, staff, and faculty as safe as possible.

As an incentive, attendance at this training is worth 150 points for those participating in the Well ’Canes program. To receive credit, attendees sign a wellness points attendance roster with their C number at the end of the class.

Register through ULearn with the search words Gables – Active Shooter Response Training.

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Learn to Save Lives at the Herbert Wellness Center’s Emergency Care Courses

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 16, 2016) — Registration is now open for the final set of emergency care courses—Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers, First Aid Certification, and CPR & AED Certificationoffered by the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center this semester.

“Our emergency care courses enhance participants’ emergency response skills,” said Ashley Falcon, assistant director of wellness at the Herbert Wellness Center. “As more ’Canes become certified, our campus becomes safer.”

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers

Are you working toward being a health care provider such as EMS personnel, physician assistant, doctor, dentist, nurse, or respiratory therapist who must have a credential documenting successful completion of a CPR course? The next Basic Life Support (BSL) for Health Care Providers (HCP) is on Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m. The course will cover adult and pediatric CPR and will include two rescuer scenarios and training on the use of the bag mask. Also covered are foreign-body airway obstruction and AED.

First Aid Certification

If you are ready to learn how to respond to common first aid emergencies, including burns, cuts, and head, neck, and back injuries, sign up for the next First Aid Certification course on Saturday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. This American Red Cross course teaches you how to manage illnesses and injuries in the first few minutes before professional help arrives.

CPR & AED Certification

Learn how to respond to cardiac breathing emergencies in adults and children, including how to use automated external defibrillators (AED), at the next CPR and AED Certification course on Friday, April 1 at 6 p.m. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a two-year certification from the American Red Cross.

All classes take place in Herbert Wellness Center classrooms. For more information on the emergency care courses, visit the sales office, call 305-284-5433 or email [email protected]. The last First Aid Certification course for the spring semester is on Friday, April 8, and the final two BSL for HCP courses are on Saturday, April 2 and Friday, April 15.


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