Homeopathy: Acute Care (HOMEOP - 13ACUT01)
ROOM 55 in Jan; room 1062 in Feb; room 286 in Mar
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
|Professional by 12/27||$ 895.00|
|General public by 12/27||$ 895.00|
|Bastyr/NIAOM alumni by 12/27||$ 805.00|
|BU staff by 12/27||$ 715.00|
|Full-time student by 12/27||$ 715.00|
Prerequisite: At least 30 hours of foundational homeopathy education, attend Homeopathy: Fundamental Principles seminar, or instructor permission.
You will learn a streamlined method for memorizing keynote patterns of over 50 homeopathic remedies, and learn how to apply them in acute care situations. Areas to be covered (with brief review of the pathophysiology of each ailment) include: traumatic injury; burns; influenza; acute ear, nose, mouth and throat infections/injuries; acute viral exanthems; acute emotional trauma; skin injuries and infections; acute gastrointestinal disorders; acute urinary problems; and a special unit on homeopathy in disaster situations.
Learning methods will involve Powerpoint-assisted lecture; small and large-group discussion and activities; case-solving using written and video cases; games; role-playing; and quizzes. Includes 36 classroom hours plus approximately 13 hours to complete the take-home quizzes and final exam. Those who complete all the course requirements and pass the final exam with at least 80% or higher will earn a Certificate of Competency from the Seattle School of Homeopathy. (Note: Earning a Certificate of Competency does not constitute a license to practice medicine.)
This program is made available through a collaboration between Bastyr University’s Office of Certificate, Community and Continuing Education and the Seattle School of Homeopathy.
“This was a great class! It was very informative, very well structured, and it gave me some good practical tools to use in my practice. I definitely recommend it to any of my colleagues who want to deepen their understanding of the practical applications of homeopathy." - Joshua Rubinstein, ND
"This is an exceptionally informative class for the non-homeopath as well as the seasoned veteran. The instructors are direct, dynamic and thoroughly prepared. They have a fun and energetic way of conveying a deep understanding of the principles and clinical applications of homeopathy in acute care cases, as well as increasing the student’s comprehension of the underlying pathophysiology. The case studies are relevant and in depth. They help build confidence in prescribing. I would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to use homeopathy for treating acute care illnesses/trauma in their daily life or practice." - Jolene Kelleher, RN, MSN
Day 1: Upon completion of the day you will be able to:
- Place emotional presentations of disease in a hierarchy of severity
- Describe the relationship of psyche to soma, in homeopathic thinking
- Recognize the emotional states that might underlie a variety of physical illnesses
- Correlate homeopathic remedies to these disorders, depending on how each disorder presents
- Name at least three keynotes, as well as the "essence", of 20 remedies that are commonly required in acute emotional states and emotional trauma
- Identify when expert medical or psychiatric attention is required in emotional/psychiatric emergencies
Day 2: Upon completion of the day, you will be able to:
- Describe the anatomy and pathophysiology of a variety of acute disorders of the eyes, ears, nose, throat, mouth and sinuses
- Name at least three keynotes and one "essence" of 12 (or more) remedies used in treating disorders of the eyes, ears, nose, sinuses and throat, as well as in influenza and pertussis
- Identify the homeopathic remedy that mirrors each of several common presenting symptom patterns of acute otitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, rhinitis, acute conjunctivitis, and the acutely red or painful eye
- Describe the etiology and common presentations of acute influenza and pertussis
- Identify the homeopathic remedy that mirrors each of several common presenting symptom patterns of acute influenza and pertussis
- Identify when expert medical attention is required in various ENT and influenza situations
Day 3: Upon completion of the day, you will be able to:
- Identify the signs, symptoms and common etiologies of acute cystitis, acute urethritis, acute salpingitis, acute diarrheal illness, acute gastritis, acute constipation
- Identify typical presenting signs and symptoms of kidney stones and pyelonephritis
- Identify the common symptom patterns that these acute genito-urinary conditions present
- Identify the homeopathic remedy that mirrors each symptom pattern most closely
- Name the causes of abdominal pain that may lead to life threatening situations, and the symptoms one would expect to see in such situations
- Identify the homeopathic remedies that most closely mirror these acute presentations
- Discuss the keynote and "essence" pattern of over 10 remedies used in either acute GI or acute GU problems
- Name the causes of abdominal pain that may lead to life threatening situations requiring medical referral or activation of EMS, and the symptoms one would expect to see in such situations
Day 4: Upon completion of the day, you will be able to:
- Recognize the presentation and state the etiology of the following conditions manifesting on the skin: boils, cellulitis, impétigo, contact dermatitis, abscesses, and wounds (including lacérations, puncture wounds, animal bites, sting envenomations)
- Identify the potential complications of the aforementioned skin conditions, and identify when expert medical care must be sought
- Recognize the classic presentations of each of these conditions, and identify remedies that fit these patterns
- Discuss the keynote and "essence" pattern of 10 remedies used in treating common acute skin disorders
Day 5: Upon completion of the day, you will be able to:
- Identify the signs and symptoms of concussion, differentiate among various ways concussion can present and select the remedies that best fit each of those pictures
- Identify the signs and symptoms of shock, give the criteria that define each category of shock, and describe how each category presents
- Identify homeopathic medicines that fit each presentation of shock
- Describe how bleeding (as well as common laceration and puncture wounds) can present, and the treatment (including homeopathic remedies) for each presentation
- Describe a common homeopathic pre-operative and post-operative protocol
- Discuss keynote and "essence" pattern of over 10 remedies for acute traumatic injury
Day 6: Upon completion of the day, you will be able to:
- Describe necessary practitioner and venue preparation and supplies for working in disaster zones
- Identify psychological states that are commonly present among disaster victims and their cohorts, and review remedies that most closely match these presentations
- Identify or review remedies most fitting to the physical complaints commonly seen in disaster situations
- Identify weak or "grey" areas in your recall of the course material, so that you might focus study and questioning on those areas prior to the open-book final exam
Cost Note: Receive a discount, register by 12/27
Books & Materials: can be purchased from the Bastyr Bookstore
- The Complete Homeopathic Resource for Common Illness, by Dennis Chernin, MD, MPH/ $32
- Help! and Homeopathy: What to do in an Emergency Before 911 Arrives, by Eileen Naumann, DHM, EMT ($20)
- Desktop Companion to Physical Pathology, by Roger Morrison MD, CCH ($88)
- The Complete Homeopathy Handbook, by Miranda Castro, RsHom, CCH ($21)
- Access to a homeopathic “repertory”, either:
Repertory, by James Tyler Kent ($20) (also available as a free online download)
or Clinical Repertory, by Robin Murphy, ND ($108) (also available as a free download)
- 50 Remedy Acute Care Kit ($134)
Course Note: You will need access to a computer with Internet. Approximately two weeks before course start the instructor will email you instructions on how to join Yahoo Groups where you will access course materials.
Meals: One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons.
Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 55 in Jan., room 1062 in Feb, room 286 in Mar. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, CPEUs):
CEUs available for NDs (except CA)
CEUs pending approval for NDs in OR
CEUs available for ARNPs and RNs licensed in WA
CEUs available for DCs licensed in WA
Category II CMEs available for MDs and PAs licensed in WA
Note: Not eligible for PDAs for LAc's
Lucy Vaughters, PA-C, MA-T, CCH, is a professional educator, certified homeopath and licensed Physician's Assistant. She founded two schools of homeopathy - The Finger Lakes School of Homeopathy (which ran for four years in Ithaca NY), and The Seattle School of Homeopathy, Washington State’s only licensed career school focused exclusively on homeopathy (which she has directed since 2007). Lucy also served as adjunct faculty and clinical preceptor in homeopathy at Bastyr University for five years. She served on the board of the Council for Homeopathic Certification from 1997-2000, where she contributed to the medical science portion of the CHC exam. She has been in private practice of homeopathic and integrative medicine in Edmonds and Ithaca NY since 1990.
Maryann Ivons, ND, has been a naturopathic physician for 26 years, and in private practice for 25 of those. A graduate of Bastyr University, she has taught at Bastyr and the Seattle School of Homeopathy. A year ago she exchanged her farm in the frigid northwest for the sun of Phoenix, to be the Academic Dean of the American Medical College of Homeopathy. She is an avid tennis player.
Lauri Grossman, DC, CCH, is a health and wellness expert, a thought leader, and an advocate for change in the global healthcare discussion. Licensed in chiropractic and certified in homeopathy, she has pioneered programs in integrative medicine around the world. As a New York University faculty member in 2001, she served as part of the emergency medical team after the Twin Towers fell on 9-11. Because of this experience, she was called in as project coordinator for Homeopaths Without Borders after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Since then, she has trained hundreds of doctors and nurses in the use of homeopathy and low cost natural medicines for emergencies and disaster relief. She has also worked on special needs programs in countries as diverse as Afghanistan, Kenya, Trinidad, Nepal and Israel. She serves as chair of the Department of International Affairs at the American Medical College of Homeopathy. In her private practice of 25+ years in New York City, Dr. Grossman has helped thousands of patients to overcome both physical and emotional illness.