MEPAP Classes

MEPAP I & II classes are now forming for both traditional, online, and distance learning settings.

Dr. Debra Stewart is a NCCAP pre-approved instructor with over 25 years experience in long-term care.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Pain Hangover


Residents or family members living with chronic pain may experience pain hangovers when the pain subsides or when pain is better managed. Patient attitudes and beliefs about pain treatment and pain medication administration may vary when the pain subsides. For example, patients may refuse pain medication for fear of addiction and may try to endure lower levels of pain without therapeutic pain intervention.

Pain hangovers after a significant pain event may leave some patients too exhausted to return to their regular routines, or they may have trouble pacing themselves and try to do too much too soon. As a caregiver or activity professional, it is essential to recognize the after-effects of intermittent pain relief and connect with the interdisciplinary team and discuss the pain event and history to better gauge the assistance and educational intervention that may be needed after an exhausting chronic pain event. 

Monday, May 27, 2019



NAAP provides students currently enrolled in a MEPAP course a special discount of $15 off their first year of membership. NAAP membership is filled with information that can help an Activity Professional meet the needs of the population they serve. Membership to NAAP allows exclusive access to the on-demand webinars, in-services, forms, calendar planning materials and articles of interest. Students may contact me for the membership code. - Dr. Stewart 


Sunday, June 4, 2017

NCCAP MEPAP II


MEPAP II Classes are now forming for both online, and independent study. Ask me about the various options and the discounted and accelerated classes available. Dr. Debra Stewart
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

MEPAP II Grad Forum 13: Training Focus


Concerning employee development, which of the three aspects of organizational structure below do you use as a foundation for your employee training?

Mission
Core Values 
Vision