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Coffee & Connect – Understanding Poison Ivy

This presentation will describe the notable characteristics of poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac and their distribution in our area. Also discussed will be the pathophysiology of a poison ivy reaction along with its treatment and myths about poison ivy reactions. Finally, the presentation will address preventing contact with poison ivy and its removal and disposal.

Attendees will receive 1.0 contact hours.*

This event is free for PSNA members and non-members.

About the presenter: Priscilla Simmons is both a master gardener and a nurse educator, with an extension of this interest being the education of the public as well. She became a nurse educator in the 1970s and earned her master gardener certification in 2014. Her gardening interests include growing vegetables and landscaping with annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees. Her home property is certified as pollinator-friendly and as a Monarch Waystation.

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*In order to obtain 1.0 contact hours for this activity, the learner must attend the activity and complete the evaluation. Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

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