AANP 2018 National Conference

2018 National Conference

  

Tuesday, June 26 Register Now

18.1.024 The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder 8-Hour Course - Part 1

Time: 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 4
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Pain Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Matthew Tierney, APRN; Kristin E. Smith, DNP, FNP-C, AAHIVS; Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, DFASAM

This 8-hour live course covers all medications and treatments for opioid use disorder, and provides 8 of the required 24 hours of education needed for NPs to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. The course includes interactive, case-based learning to teach evidence-based practices and will be presented by expert NPs and an addiction medicine physician.

Attendees must complete both parts of this 8-hour course in order to apply it to meet the requirements for the waiver. The remaining 16 hours of education that is required for NPs can be obtained through the AANP CE Center. Lunch will be provided.

To learn more about the requirements for NPs to obtain a waiver to prescribe Buprenorphine, please go to AANP’s website:

aanp.org/education/2131comprehensive-addiction-and-recovery-act

 

 

18.1.005 Sonographic Techniques for Nurse Practitioners in the Acute Care Environment

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Procedures, Technology
Speaker(s):
Audrey Snyder, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAEN, FAAN; James H. Moak, MD, RDMS

This workshop will provide an introduction to bedside sonographic evaluation and instrumentation as an extension of the clinical exam by nurse practitioners in the acute care environment. Sonographic techniques discussed will include FAST ultrasound exam in trauma, abdominal ultrasound and differentiating vein from artery for central line access. The hands-on portion will provide the opportunity for participants to differentiate normal anatomy versus acute pathology.

Repeated in 18.1.025

18.1.006 Neurological Exam Essentials for the Nurse Practitioner in Acute Care

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Neurology, Palliative/End-of-Life, Primary Care, Surgical
Speaker(s):
Angela Nelson, MSN, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP

A thorough review of all parts of a neurological examination will be presented with instruction including PowerPoints, videos and live demonstration. We will include in-depth discussion and review of documentation of abnormal findings. Opportunity for audience participation to reinforce proficiency in performing the exam with workstations for different exam areas with assistance provided by workshop assistants. Tools to be provided to attendees including reflex hammers, penlights, tuning forks, vision cards and checklists to aid in examinations. Case studies to further reinforce abnormal exam findings will be included. Repeated in 18.1.026

18.1.007 Aromatherapy: Introduction for Clinical Use

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Complementary/Alternative Therapies
Speaker(s):
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

Patients are searching for alternative therapies for treatment options. It is important for the nurse practitioner to be aware of the evidence supporting options as well as ways to add these options safely to their practice. Clinical aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years and in the past 50 years a great deal of research has demonstrated the use of these essential oils in clinical practice. This workshop will provide the clinician the current research and an introduction to the use of 10 essential oils and their use for clinical practice. Each participant will receive a small kit of 10 essential oils and will practice with case studies determining appropriate uses. Repeated in 18.1.027

18.1.008 Extremity Fractures: Basic Splinting

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Emergency, Orthopedics, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Laurie Anne Ferguson, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-C, CPNP, FNAP, FAANP

This workshop will review common upper and lower extremity injuries seen in primary and urgent care. A discussion of history and physical examination findings, radiographic evaluation and initial management, including basic splinting will be demonstrated. Participants will have hands-on practice applying upper and lower extremity splints. Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Repeated in 18.1.028

18.1.009 Minor Office and Urgent Care Procedures & Skills

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Denise Ramponi, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, FAEN

This workshop will review minor office and urgent care procedures and skills. Topics will include management of nursemaid's elbow, finger/toe dislocation reductions, drainage of olecranon bursa, release of subungual hematoma, drainage of paronychia, digital blocks, splinter removal, hair-thread tourniquet removal, tick removal, ring removal, fish hook removal, eye, ear and nose procedures. Repeated in 18.1.029

18.1.010 Spirometry for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Mary Lou Hayden, RN, MS, FNP-BC, AE-C; Concettina Tolomeo, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, AE-C

Spirometry is a valuable tool in the assessment and management of respiratory diseases, and yet is underutilized in primary care. This workshop will prepare the Primary Care NP to perform and interpret basic spirometry for a number of pulmonary conditions. Repeated in 18.1.030

18.1.015 Getting Diabetes to Goal Using Injectables & Technology

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 3.25
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Primary Care, Technology
Speaker(s):
Ellie Strock, ANP-BC, FAANP; CDE; Dixie L. Harms, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, FAANP; Shannon Idzik, DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; Angela Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, CDE, BC-ADM, FAANP; Kathy J. Wheeler, PhD, RN, APRN, NP-C, FNAP, FAANP

Diabetes has been increasing significantly now affecting over 30 million Americans a majority of whom have type 2 diabetes. Advances in diabetes therapies and technologies have been made over the past several years providing new options for the NP to help patients achieve their glycemic goal. Type 2 diabetes is progressive starting with oral therapies alone or in combination advancing to injectable therapies including GLP-1 receptor agonists and insulin. Diabetes technologies have expanded with innovative delivery devices including pens, combination GLP-1 & basal insulin, and patch pumps. New methods of continuously monitoring glucose either retrospectively or in real-time are now available. This workshop will focus on familiarizing the NP with these new advances in injectable therapies and diabetes technology. In a small group setting, participants will have an opportunity to have hands on experience with these devices and apply their use through interactive case studies.. Repeated in 18.1.035

18.1.020 The Essential Toolkit for Musculoskeletal Injections in Primary Care

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 3.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Orthopedics, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Laurel Short, MSN, FNP-c

This lively, fun and interactive workshop will use PowerPoint and return demonstration practice on manikin and human models to learn orthopedic injections commonly performed in the primary care setting. The workshop will include general information for injection techniques, as well as specific training for multiple injection sites. You will leave with a better understanding and confidence for these important procedures! Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants & manikins. Repeated in 18.1.040, 18.2.090 & 18.3.107

18.1.021 Basic to Advanced Emergency HEENT Procedures Used in Primary Care & Emergency Settings

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 3.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Occupational Health, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Dian Dowling Evans, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAANP; Michael D. Gooch, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, ENP-C

This workshop will review common HEENT emergencies and provide participants with hands-on practice performing HEENT procedures including dental blocks and treatment of dental injuries and conditions, eye examination techniques including fluorescein staining of eyes and foreign body removal. We will practice the use of devices for foreign body removal from the nose and ears, insertion of nasal packing for epistaxis, measuring intraocular pressure with the ICare tonometer and suturing of oral injuries. Repeated in 18.1.041 & 18.6.016

18.1.022 Office Gynecology Procedures and IUD Insertion

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 3.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Primary Care, Procedures, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Aimee Chism Holland, DNP, WHNP-BC, FNP-C, RD, FAANP

Participants will be taught the safe and accurate steps for performing the following office gynecology procedures: endometrial biopsy, endocervical polypectomy, incision and drainage of a Bartholin gland abscess with word catheter placement, vulvar punch biopsy, application of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) on vulvar condyloma, Caya diaphragm fitting, pessary fitting, and insertion of intrauterine devices. Simulated models will be provided for participants to practice each procedure. Repeated in 18.1.042

18.1.025 Sonographic Techniques for Nurse Practitioners in the Acute Care Environment

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Procedures, Technology
Speaker(s):
Audrey Snyder, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAEN, FAAN; James Moak, MD

This workshop will provide an introduction to bedside sonographic evaluation and instrumentation as an extension of the clinical exam by nurse practitioners in the acute care environment. Sonographic techniques discussed will include FAST ultrasound exam in trauma, abdominal ultrasound and differentiating vein from artery for central line access. The hands-on portion will provide the opportunity for participants to differentiate normal anatomy versus acute pathology. Repeat of 18.1.005

18.1.026 Neurological Exam Essentials for the Nurse Practitioner in Acute Care

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Neurology, Palliative/End-of-Life, Primary Care, Surgical
Speaker(s):
Angela Nelson, MSN, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP

A thorough review of all parts of a neurological examination will be presented with instruction including PowerPoints, videos and live demonstration. We will include in-depth discussion and review of documentation of abnormal findings. Opportunity for audience participation to reinforce proficiency in performing the exam with workstations for different exam areas with assistance provided by workshop assistants. Tools to be provided to attendees including reflex hammers, penlights, tuning forks, vision cards and checklists to aid in examinations. Case studies to further reinforce abnormal exam findings will be included. Repeat of 18.1.006

18.1.027 Aromatherapy: Introduction for Clinical Use

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Complementary/Alternative Therapies
Speaker(s):
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

Patients are searching for alternative therapies for treatment options. It is important for the nurse practitioner to be aware of the evidence supporting options as well as ways to add these options safely to their practice. Clinical aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years and in the past 50 years a great deal of research has demonstrated the use of these essential oils in clinical practice. This workshop will provide the clinician the current research and an introduction to the use of 10 essential oils and their use for clinical practice. Each participant will receive a small kit of 10 essential oils and will practice with case studies determining appropriate uses. Repeat of 18.1.007

18.1.028 Extremity Fractures: Basic Splinting

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Emergency, Orthopedics, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Laurie Anne Ferguson, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-C, CPNP, FNAP, FAANP

This workshop will review common upper and lower extremity injuries seen in primary and urgent care. A discussion of history and physical examination findings, radiographic evaluation and initial management, including basic splinting will be demonstrated. Participants will have hands-on practice applying upper and lower extremity splints. Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Repeat of 18.1.008

18.1.029 Minor Office and Urgent Care Procedures & Skills

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Denise Ramponi, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, FAEN

This workshop will review minor office and urgent care procedures and skills. Topics will include management of nursemaid's elbow, finger/toe dislocation reductions, drainage of olecranon bursa, release of subungual hematoma, drainage of paronychia, digital blocks, splinter removal, hair-thread tourniquet removal, tick removal, ring removal, fish hook removal, eye, ear and nose procedures. Repeat of 18.1.009

18.1.030 Spirometry for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Mary Lou Hayden, RN, MS, FNP-BC, AE-C; Concettina Tolomeo, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, AE-C

Spirometry is a valuable tool in the assessment and management of respiratory diseases, and yet is underutilized in primary care. This workshop will prepare the Primary Care NP to perform and interpret basic spirometry for a number of pulmonary conditions.. Repeat of 18.1.010

18.1.035 Getting Diabetes to Goal Using Injectables & Technology

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 3.25
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Primary Care, Technology
Speaker(s):
Ellie Strock, ANP-BC, FAANP; CDE; Dixie L. Harms, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, FAANP; Shannon Idzik, DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; Angela Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, CDE, BC-ADM, FAANP; Kathy J. Wheeler, PhD, RN, APRN, NP-C, FNAP, FAANP

Diabetes has been increasing significantly now affecting over 30 million Americans a majority of whom have type 2 diabetes. Advances in diabetes therapies and technologies have been made over the past several years providing new options for the NP to help patients achieve their glycemic goal. Type 2 diabetes is progressive starting with oral therapies alone or in combination advancing to injectable therapies including GLP-1 receptor agonists and insulin. Diabetes technologies have expanded with innovative delivery devices including pens, combination GLP-1 & basal insulin, and patch pumps. New methods of continuously monitoring glucose either retrospectively or in real-time are now available. This workshop will focus on familiarizing the NP with these new advances in injectable therapies and diabetes technology. In a small group setting, participants will have an opportunity to have hands on experience with these devices and apply their use through interactive case studies. Repeat of 18.1.015

18.1.040 The Essential Toolkit for Musculoskeletal Injections in Primary Care

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 3.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Orthopedics, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Laurel Short, MSN, FNP-c

This lively, fun and interactive workshop will use PowerPoint and return demonstration practice on manikin and human models to learn orthopedic injections commonly performed in the primary care setting. The workshop will include general information for injection techniques, as well as specific training for multiple injection sites. You will leave with a better understanding and confidence for these important procedures! Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants & manikins. Repeat of 18.1.020 and Repeated in 18.2.090 & 18.3.107

18.1.041 Basic to Advanced Emergency HEENT Procedures Used in Primary Care & Emergency Settings

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 3.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Occupational Health, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Dian Dowling Evans, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAANP; Michael D. Gooch, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, ENP-C

This workshop will review common HEENT emergencies and provide participants with hands-on practice performing HEENT procedures including dental blocks and treatment of dental injuries and conditions, eye examination techniques including fluorescein staining of eyes and foreign body removal. We will practice the use of devices for foreign body removal from the nose and ears, insertion of nasal packing for epistaxis, measuring intraocular pressure with the ICare tonometer and suturing of oral injuries. Repeat of 18.1.021 and Repeated in 18.6.016

18.1.042 Office Gynecology Procedures and IUD Insertion

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 3.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Primary Care, Procedures, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Aimee Chism Holland, DNP, WHNP-BC, FNP-C, RD, FAANP

Participants will be taught the safe and accurate steps for performing the following office gynecology procedures: endometrial biopsy, endocervical polypectomy, incision and drainage of a Bartholin gland abscess with word catheter placement, vulvar punch biopsy, application of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) on vulvar condyloma, Caya diaphragm fitting, pessary fitting, and insertion of intrauterine devices. Simulated models will be provided for participants to practice each procedure. Repeat of 18.1.022

18.1.044 The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder 8-Hour Course - Part 2

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 4
Therapeutic Areas:
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Pain Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Matthew Tierney, APRN; Kristin E. Smith, DNP, FNP-C, AAHIVS; Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, DFASAM

This 8-hour live course covers all medications and treatments for opioid use disorder, and provides 8 of the required 24 hours of education needed for NPs to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. The course includes interactive, case-based learning to teach evidence-based practices and will be presented by expert NPs and an addiction medicine physician.

Attendees must complete both parts of this 8-hour course in order to apply it to meet the requirements for the waiver. The remaining 16 hours of education that is required for NPs can be obtained through the AANP CE Center. Lunch will be provided.

To learn more about the requirements for NPs to obtain a waiver to prescribe Buprenorphine, please go to AANP’s website:

aanp.org/education/2131comprehensive-addiction-and-recovery-act

18.1.046 Rapid Fire: Stroke Clinical Order Set Pathway: How APNs Play a Significant Role to Improve Stroke Treatment

Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Neurology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Varsha Singh, MSN, APN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.047 Rapid Fire: Acute Mesenteric Ischemia: Early Diagnosis and Management in Acute Care

Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Gastroenterology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Radiology, Surgical
Speaker(s):
Robin Lawson, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, NP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.048 Rapid Fire: Telemedicine and Group Counseling for Depression, Anxiety and Substance Abuse in People with HIV

Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Infectious Disease, Research
Speaker(s):
Safiya George Dalmida, PhD, APRN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.050 Rapid Fire: Primary Palliative Care and Incorporating It into Practice

Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Theresa (Terri) Vickey, MSN, FNP-BC, ACHPN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.051 Rapid Fire: Improving Care for One in Five Women: Evaluating & Managing Dyspareunia

Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Dermatology, Pain Management, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Trudy S. Egan, BSN, RN, CHPN; Donna Scemons, PhD, FNP-C, CNS

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.056 Rapid Fire: Caring for LGBT Patients: The Call for Culturally Competent Care

Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Amber Littlefield, DNP, FNP-C, MEd; Ruth Elsasser, DNP, ARNP-BC; Joanne Keefe, DNP, MPH, FNP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.057 Rapid Fire: Cannabinoid Hyperemesis

Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Complementary/Alternative Therapies, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Gastroenterology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Tracie Gadler, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, RNFA; Nicole Martinez, MSN, FNP-BC, ENP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.058 Rapid Fire: Addressing Care Fragmentation by Enhancing Communication Between Acute Care Nurse Practitioners and Primary Care Nurse Practitioners

Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular
Speaker(s):
Jerry Dwayne Hooks Jr, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, AAHIVS; Benjamin Smallheer, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CCRN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.059 Rapid Fire: Preventing Missed Opportunities for Adult Immunization in the Retail Clinic Setting

Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Research
Speaker(s):
Sarah J. Locke, DNP, FNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.060 Rapid Fire: Zika Virus Disease Detection: A Case Report

Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Infectious Disease
Speaker(s):
Vicki L. Chandler, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.061 Rapid Fire: It's a Balancing Act: A Quick Reference Guide Developed to Manage Anticoagulant & Antiplatelet Agents for Endoscopy, While Minimizing the Risk of a Thrombotic Event!

Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Emergency, Gastroenterology, Hospitalist/In-Patient
Speaker(s):
Leslie S. Arceneaux, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.066 Rapid Fire: Development of an Objective Performance-Based Tool to Measure Family Nurse Practitioner Student Clinical Competency Using High-Fidelity Clinical Simulation

Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Kathryn A. Patterson, DNP, FNP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.067 Rapid Fire: Is it Time for the 4th P in Nurse Practitioner Education? Physical Assessment, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology & Procedures

Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Rita F. D'Aoust, PhD, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN; Kristen Brown, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-AC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.068 Rapid Fire: Using the Edmonton Obesity Staging System to Guide Treatment Decisions

Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.069 Rapid Fire: Clinical Review of Oral Lesions

Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Surgical
Speaker(s):
Maria Colandrea, DNP, NP-C, CORLN, FAANP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.070 Rapid Fire: Tanning & Sun Protective Behaviors

Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Dermatology
Speaker(s):
Sherri Richardson, DNP, APRN, CNP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.071 Rapid Fire: Fragility Fracture Program: The Nitty Gritty

Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Orthopedics
Speaker(s):
Freda Hannafon, NP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.1.080 AANP 2018 Conference Welcome Reception

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/26)
Type: General Session
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Make plans to attend the AANP 2018 Conference Welcome Reception on Tuesday, June 26 at 6:00 pm. The reception will provide an opportunity to learn more about activities and events scheduled for the conference and give you a chance to visit with old friends and meet new colleagues. This is a great way to kick off the conference experience.


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18.2.010 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 1 Lectures - Part 1

Time: 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 4.75
Additional Fee: $200.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Pharmacology, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Kent Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-c, FCCM, FAANP; Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Sophia Chu Rodgers, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Justin Speyer, ARNP, FNP-BC; Heather Meissen, ACNP, CCRN, FCCM, FAA

FCCS will be held in meeting rooms at Embassy Suites Downtown Denver (across the street from the convention center).

This is an educational course spread over a 3-day period at this conference and is supported by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) is designed for both instructors and providers. FCCS is a standardized course, providing an approach to initial management (first 24 hours) of the critically ill patient for the non-intensivist. The course offers classroom and hands on interactive instruction, especially care related to mechanical ventilation, organ hypo-perfusion, respiratory failure, acute coronary syndromes and neurological/trauma support.

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FCCS - Group 1 Schedule:

Wednesday, June 27

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 18.2.010 - Lectures - Part 1

Wednesday, June 27

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 18.2.115 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Thursday, June 28

7:45 AM - 12:00 PM - 18.3.010 - Lectures - Part 2

Friday, June 29

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 18.4.028 - Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post-Test

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Important Notes: There will be a lunch break each day (on your own and not in the workshop). A course textbook is required for each participant and is included in the $200.00 fee. Payment is due at time of conference registration. Once you have received the textbook and other materials in early May, no refund is available for course if cancelled by the registrant. You will receive a completion certificate in this course only if you attend and complete the entire course and pass the post-test.

18.2.011 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 2 Lectures - Part 1

Time: 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 4.75
Additional Fee: $200.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Pharmacology, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Kent Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-c, FCCM, FAANP; Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Sophia Chu Rodgers, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Justin Speyer, ARNP, FNP-BC; Heather Meissen, ACNP, CCRN, FCCM, FAA

FCCS will be held in meeting rooms at Embassy Suites Downtown Denver (across the street from the convention center).

This is an educational course spread over a 3-day period at this conference and is supported by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) is designed for both instructors and providers. FCCS is a standardized course, providing an approach to initial management (first 24 hours) of the critically ill patient for the non-intensivist. The course offers classroom and hands on interactive instruction, especially care related to mechanical ventilation, organ hypo-perfusion, respiratory failure, acute coronary syndromes and neurological/trauma support.

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FCCS - Group 2 Schedule:

Wednesday, June 27

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 18.2.011 - Lectures - Part 1

Thursday, June 28

7:45 AM - 12:00 PM - 18.3.011 - Lectures - Part 2

Thursday, June 28

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 18.3.102 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Friday, June 29

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 18.4.112 - Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post-Test

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Important Notes: There will be a lunch break each day (on your own and not in the workshop). A course textbook is required for each participant and is included in the $200.00 fee. Payment is due at time of conference registration. Once you have received the textbook and other materials in early May, no refund is available for course if cancelled by the registrant. You will receive a completion certificate in this course only if you attend and complete the entire course and pass the post-test.

18.2.015 Mechanical Circulatory Support in Severe Acute Heart Failure & Cardiogenic Shock

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular
Speaker(s):
Benjamin Hocutt, MSN, AG-ACNP, BC

This presentation will focus on the role of mechanical circulatory support for the management of acute cardiogenic shock and severe acute decompensated heart failure. The evolution of mechanical support will be reviewed, and we will look at different indications such as bridge to recovery, bridge to decision, bridge to transplant or destination LVAD. We will look at temporary percutaneous support devices as well as durable implanted devices. Current guidelines for the use of mechanical circulatory support will be reviewed.

18.2.016 Take ACTION: Opioid Overdose Prevention Education Training for Nurse Practitioners

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem, PhD, FNP-C, FAANP

Delivering opioid overdose prevention education is one key national strategy to reduce opioid overdose mortality. We will address how NPs can play a role in delivering opioid overdose prevention education to their patients and how to co-prescribe naloxone. Specifically, we will discuss questions such as what are the core components of opioid overdose prevention education, what formulation and type of naloxone should be used, what are the different legislation that exist, what are the next steps post naloxone administration, how to develop and implement community naloxone programs, and other questions based on evidence and clinical practice. At the end of the presentation, the learner will have the tools and resources needed to train others in opioid overdose prevention education and co-prescribe naloxone to high-risk patients and family/friends. Repeated in 18.2.095

18.2.017 Documentation and Coding: Navigation to the Summit of Reimbursement

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Lynn Rapsilber, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP

This presentation will provide the tools every NP will need to successfully document and code for services rendered. Learn about special situations which enhance a revenue stream. Understand incident to billing and potential liabilities associated with this billing practice. The NP who masters this process will maintain fiscal viability to a practice.

18.2.018 Fellows Lecture Series: Global Leadership: Looking In, Looking Out

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Expert
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Kathy J. Wheeler, PhD, RN, APRN, NP-C, FNAP, FAANP

Though developed in the US, many countries have well established nurse practitioner (NP) roles. As the role is evolving and expanding globally, these leadership traits are worth analysis; there is much that can be shared and learned across borders. This presentation would first define leadership and the traits NPs have had which advanced the NP role. NP accomplishments and leadership traits would be analyzed and described. The final part of the presentation would include a discussion of methods and programs to build global NP leadership.

18.2.019 Bugs & Drugs in the Emergency Department

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Michael D. Gooch, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, ENP-C

This presentation will provide a review and update on empiric "bugs and drugs" commonly encountered in emergency care. A brief review of the classes of medications and their common side effects and interactions will be reviewed. Using a body system approach, the current recommendations for appropriate empiric agents will be reviewed including CAP, SSSTI, STI and systemic problems such as sepsis. Lastly, the importance of antibiotics stewardship will be addressed.

18.2.020 Thyroid Emergencies: Puzzling Cases Not to Miss!

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Endocrinology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Dian Dowling Evans, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAANP

Thyroid disorders affect approximately 20 million Americans and 60% are unaware of their condition. Thyroid emergencies present challenges because they can be life-threatening and manifest with nonspecific physical findings. Differential diagnoses include neurologic, cardiac and electrolyte abnormalities in addition to subtle thyroid level changes. This presentation will cover the pathophysiology of common and less common thyrotoxic conditions including a review of thyroid testing and analysis. Using a case-based approach to describe thyrotoxic symptom complexes, the presentation will cover the evaluation and management of thyroid emergencies, differential diagnoses, diagnostic testing, medical management and criteria for optimizing care including admission criteria and discharge follow-up.

18.2.021 Impacting Glycemic Control: Advancing T2DM Therapy with Confidence

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Kathleen Wilson, PhD, CPNP, PNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP

Nurse practitioners play a major role in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) across the lifespan and in various settings. Diabetes is prevalent and costly thus requiring a battery of resources including behavior modification strategies, medical nutrition therapy and pharmaceutical therapies. An individualized patient-centric approach within the chronic care model focusing on adoption of diabetes self-management strategies to reach glycemic goals is the patient aim. This presentation will focus on management of the T2DM patient with an emphasis on pharmacological management. After a review of the multiple complex pathophysiological abnormalities of T2DM, various medication options will be explored with case application. The value of this presentation will be to explore the sea of options and to determine the best therapeutic approach for individual patients. The goal of this presentation is to advance T2DM therapy with confidence since getting to goal can be difficult. Repeated in 18.2.096

18.2.022 Addressing the Oral Needs in Older Patients and Those with Diabetes & Chronic Diseases

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Loretta J. Vece, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

This presentation will address oral health needs of older patients and those with diabetes and chronic diseases. The connection between oral health and systemic health will be explored. Epidemiology, risk factors, and barriers to oral health will be reviewed. Participants will learn assessment, diagnosis, and evidence-based interventions to employ with an aging population and those with chronic diseases to improve their oral health. Use of prescription mouthwashes, rinses and fluoride will be discussed. Oral health side effects of many common medications and how to mitigate or treat these side effects will be discussed.

18.2.023 Personal Health Planning to Improve Wellness & Treatment Outcomes

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness
Speaker(s):
Deb Kiley, DNP, NP-C, FNP-BC, FAANP, CIHC

Lifestyle changes are frequently included in treatment guidelines to support pharmaceutical management of disease. This presentation discusses a method for evaluation of a patient’s current lifestyle patterns and personal perspectives, with suggestions on using this model to facilitate changes to prevent disease, as well as impact chronic disease. This is an interactive presentation describing the components of wellness using the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine Wheel of Health and evidence based strategies for facilitating change. Participants will experience the patient experience of facing change by completing the paperwork for their personal health status. The safe, nonjudgmental environment including confidentiality and respect for boundaries that is essential for discussing the intimacy of personal health beliefs will be modeled and maintained during the presentation.

18.2.024 Prostate Cancer: An Update on Current Diagnostic & Treatment Recommendations

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Men’s Health, Nephrology, Oncology, Primary Care, Radiology, Urology
Speaker(s):
Victoria L. Anderson, MSN, CRNP, FAANP

We will discuss the current epidemiology, risk factors and diagnostic criteria for prostate cancer. There will be an overview of consensus building on PSA testing. Pathology criteria will be described and how grade is determined through the Gleason scoring. We will discuss Active Surveillance Research, current data and principles. We also will discuss when to refer and what other tests may be required for definitive care. There will be a review of the current treatment recommendations as well as current research efforts including focal laser, Cryo, high intensity ultrasound and ablative techniques for localized low-grade cancer.

18.2.025 The Army Nurse Corps Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Transition Program: Building Confidence & Establishing Practice

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Faculty Development/ Education, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s):
Daniel A. Blaz, DNP, FNP-C, LTC, U.S. Army; Edward E. Yackel, DNP, FNP-C, COL U.S. Army, FNP Consultant to the Army Surgeon General

The Army APRN Transition Program provides the clinical tools and underpinnings for new graduates and APRNs that are returning to clinical practice. The Army APRN Transition Program goals are to facilitate the successful transition to independent practice, refining clinical skills, and building confidence. The Transition Program will allow for the integration of new skills, knowledge, and electronic medical record proficiency while transitioning to the APRN role. This allows for interdisciplinary collaboration among professionals and the use of available resource systems for the optimal management of evidence-based patient care. The presentation will review the development, outline and critical documents developed to execute a transition to practice program. There is a demand for a transition to occur given the variability of APRN programs and clinical experiences. The complexity of our nation's healthcare requires the highest level of practice expertise and successful transition to the independent advanced practice role is critical.

18.2.026 Pain Management: A Process Not a Pill

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Occupational Health, Pain Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Megan Filoramo, RN, MSN, APN-c

Pain management can offer an array of options for our patients with chronic or acute severe pain. Many patients associate a referral to pain management as giving up or being sent for opioids. By understanding what options are available, the NP can provide better patient care through appropriate patient selection, setting reasonable expectations, and even offering some of these modalities in other patient care settings. This presentation will review the common pharmacologic approaches, the available interventional and physical rehabilitation modalities, and an overview of spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal pumps. Consider it a crash course in pain management.

18.2.027 Primary Care Screening and Diagnosis of Pediatric Anxiety & Depression

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pediatric, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Dawn L. Garzon Maaks, PhD, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP

This presentation focuses on the screening, diagnosis and management of anxiety and depression in child and adolescent anxiety and depression. Particular focus will be made on identification of those at great risk for negative health outcomes. Included is a discussion of the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies that are appropriate for use in primary care. Epidemiology, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and individual risk and protective factors will be discussed. Cases will be used to foster active attendee engagement in the discussion.

18.2.028 Managing Depression & Anxiety in Primary Care: Evidence-Based Mental Health Concerns

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Pamela Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP; Lisa Beauvois, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

NPs are the long term, trusted health care providers for families. Patients of all ages/stages share their mental health concerns with their NPs. NPs seek knowledge regarding evidence-based screening instruments & brief interventions for the children, teens, & adults they see with anxiety & depression. They seek practical information for busy practices. The presenters routinely incorporate brief evidence-based mental health interventions into routine visits in primary care and will share their expertise and lessons learned. The presenters have extensive experience providing brief interventions for common mental health concerns across the life span and within the primary care model. NPs are uniquely placed to offer their patients screening, brief interventions and referrals (SBIRT) as needed in order to improve outcomes and significantly decrease morbidity and mortality associated with mental disorders. The evidence-based SBIRT method is an effective way to provide holistic care to our patients in the trusted environment that is their medical home. Prevalence of anxiety and depression across the lifespan and evidence-based screening instruments for each age group will be shared. Presenters will identify interventions they use in practice in the context of brief visits. Case studies will demonstrate the experience of using SBIRT for depression and anxiety within a primary care setting. Lessons learned and ideas for helping NPs begin to integrate mental health services within their primary care roles will be shared. Repeated in 18.2.100

18.2.029 Advanced Spinal Imaging: MRI or Not to MRI

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Neurology, Orthopedics, Radiology
Speaker(s):
Christopher Hemmer, ANP, DNP

This presentation is designed to enhance the providers understanding of imaging of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. The presentation would begin with a very quick review of basic anatomy of the axial skeleton. The emphasis of this discussion would be on advanced imaging including MRI, CAT scan, myelography and discography of the spine. The presentation would be ideal for those candidates who evaluate and treat spine pathology on a daily basis.

18.2.030 What's Hot for Managing Hot: Managing Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pharmacology, Primary Care, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Diane Todd Pace, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, FAAN; Shelagh Larson, DNP, WHNP, NCMP

Menopausal symptoms vary dramatically among women, but some women find their QOL is severely affected by vasomotor symptoms (VMS). Considered the hallmark of the female climacteric, VMS are characterized by vasomotor instability, hot flashes, day sweats, and night sweats. As many as 75% of perimenopausal and postmenopausal women report experiencing VMS for 6 months to 2 years, although some women will report having hot flashes for more than 10 years. Complex healthcare decisions on whether to use prescription medications and/or non-hormonal options for menopausal symptom management should be based on the women’s personal preferences and risk factor profiles. Clinicians are confused about multiple options and the best options which should be based on the patient’s risk stratification. This presentation will help clinicians use shared decision-making to “individualize” an evidenced-base treatment plan. Individualizing the plan is based on patient symptoms and patient    choice and may include hormones, non-hormonal prescription options, and alternative/complementary, non-prescription options. The NAMS MenoPro App can be incorporated into clinical practice to individualize therapy for patients using an evidence-based algorithm.

18.2.035 Primary Bioethics: Ethics for the Practitioner in Acute & Critical Care

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient
Speaker(s):
Barbara Birriel, PhD, ACNP-BC, FCCM

The critical care unit, with its advanced technologies and therapies, is an exemplary environment for generation of complex bioethical situations. Those issues have traditionally been addressed by the members of the healthcare team. Patients and families are included in those conversations with increasing frequency. The bioethicist is a relative newcomer to the team, usually consulted when things are “out of control.” This presentation proposes one potential solution to the problem, utilizing the concepts of primary bioethics and specialty bioethics. The concepts mirror the differentiation of primary and specialty care in healthcare. Primary bioethics is addressed by the attending healthcare providers on a continuous basis. Specialty bioethics is addressed by the bioethicist on a consultation basis when complex issues arise or for broad issues affecting populations or institutions. This combination could improve discourse and attention to routine bioethical issues.

18.2.036 MACRA: Elevate Your Level of Understanding and the Bottom Line

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Lynn Rapsilber, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP

The reimbursement system is changing. NPs need to position themselves to take advantage of this new reporting system. This presentation will focus on what MACRA is, who is affected and what it means for your bottom line. Learn new terminology such as MIPS and APM. Learn how and what needs reporting. Learn how reimbursement will be calculated for you. If you are not prepared, you could be leaving money on the table.

18.2.037 Embracing Our Differences, Changing the World

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Jennifer Adamski, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN; Vicky Buhr, RN, MSN, FNP; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Robert L. Metzger, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

This presentation will cover the topic of diversity, which is multi-faceted and can be controversial at times, especially considering the climate of our nation.  Many organizations, including AANP, have difficulty incorporating diversity strategies into their culture.  It is imperative for AANP members to identify areas where our organization can improve and successfully cultivate a culture of diversity.  Through this presentation, participants will be exposed to the history involved in creating the AANP Diversity Committee.  Additionally, participants will learn from members of the diversity committee, AANP’s current definition for diversity and strategies for implementing diversity within our organization. 

18.2.038 Diabetes and CV Risk: Is There New Hope on the Horizon?

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Lori O'Toole, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

The Pathophysiology of the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease is complex and multifactorial. Understanding the mechanisms of the disease can help practitioners identify and treat cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes, as well as help patients prevent these potenially devastating complications. This area has become a hot topic as several recent clinical trials for diabetes drugs have shown to improve cardiovascular outcomes in diabetic patients. This presentation will focus on the cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients and the current treatments available to help decrease this cardiovascular risk.

18.2.039 Psoriasis Update: What Every Nurse Practitioner Needs to Know

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Dermatology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC

This presentation will provide nurse practitioners in primary care as well as other specialties with a comprehensive overview of psoriatic disease. There is a general knowledge gap with dermatologic conditions and nurse practitioner curriculums. This presentation serves to provide nurse practitioners with evidence-based guidelines to provide appropriate and safe care to patients with psoriasis. It will also provide an overview of psoriasis, its pathogenesis, comorbidities associated with psoriatic disease and therapeutic modalities. The presentation will serve as a primer for beginning and competent nurse practitioners in both the primary care and dermatology specialty.

18.2.040 Technology in Diabetes: Advances in Glucose Monitoring

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Primary Care, Technology
Speaker(s):
Ellie Strock, ANP-BC, FAANP, CDE

Over the past several years, there have been significant advances in technology for glucose monitoring in diabetes. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) has provided a unique opportunity to uncover glucose patterns that with traditional self-monitored blood glucose monitoring would otherwise be unknown. New terminology for describing glucose data such as time-in-range, glucose variability, and use of reporting tools including Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) will be described. This presentation will focus on the advances in glucose monitoring using professional CGM and real-time CGM including reviewing the available technology, reimbursement strategies and use in practice through case studies.

18.2.041 Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Comprehensive Overview of a Liver Disease Epidemic

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Dawn Piercy, MS, NP

This presentation will give an overview of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) which has become epidemic in the United States and will be found in patients in the primary care setting and in specialty clinics. This lecture will include discussion on the epidemiology, natural history, differential diagnoses, evaluation (invasive and non-invasive) and treatment of NAFLD (currently approved therapies and therapies in clinical research).

18.2.042 Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs): Understanding Context & Conflict

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Gastroenterology, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are a class of drugs prescribed to treat common gastrointestinal disorders such as peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease by reducing gastric acid secretion. However, more recently, their safety, especially with long term use, has been questioned. This presentation will review the mechanism of action of PPIs, their indications, as well as risk and benefits. A review of recent evidence, specifically observational studies, will be explored. The evidence on PPIs will then provide context for their prescribing.

18.2.043 Delirium Superimposed Upon Dementia: High Index of Suspicion!

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient
Speaker(s):
Susan Apold, PhD, ANP-BC, AGNP, FAAN, FAANP

US Census Bureau population projections estimate that the world’s population ages 65 and older is predicted to increase from 8% to 17% by 2050. The percentage of individuals in this population with dementia is between 5% and 7%. This explosion of a major population group has widespread implications for health care providers. Dementia, an enormous and growing problem is further complicated by disease processes that predispose this population to delirium. This presentation will address the diagnosis and treatment of delirium superimposed upon dementia (DSD). Using a case study format, participants will discuss prevention and early detection of this phenomenon, identify precipitating pathological processes and identify behavioral, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions to manage these patients. In addition, economic, psycho-social, policy and health system implications of DSD will be addressed.

18.2.044 Overlooked & Underserved: Improving the Health of Women Veterans

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s):
Cindi M. Warburton, DNP, FNP

There are more women transitioning from active duty to veteran status than at any time in our history. These veterans are younger on average than male veterans and are much less likely to use VA services for their health care needs. Nurse practitioners in the community have an opportunity to improve the health outcomes for these veterans. This presentation is intended to help NPs understand how to identify women who may be veterans, know what questions to ask, and understand what health risks they might have and when, and how to connect them to local resources. Closing the knowledge gap with community NPs who do not work with a VHA service can improve the health outcomes for women who have served in the military. Nurse practitioners in communities across the nation are an important access point for women who have served and have transitioned back to their homes and into the civilian world. In general, the number of younger women who are now veterans is increasing and they are much less likely than men to seek health services in the VHA system. It is important for community NPs to identify, connect and support veterans at every access point.

18.2.045 Population Health for Chronic Kidney Disease

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Nephrology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Andrew S. Narva, MD, FASN

The burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is growing, especially among people with diabetes. Although evidence-based guidelines for managing CKD are available, implementation of recommended care is poor and most clinicians feel inadequately educated on basic concepts of CKD including laboratory assessment, identification of patients at greatest risk of progression, management of complications and the transition to endstage kidney disease. This session is designed to help nurse practitioners working in the primary care setting to improve the management of patients with progressive kidney disease.

18.2.046 Medical Efficacy of Cannabis Therapeutics: Focus on Pain Management

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Complementary/Alternative Therapies, Pain Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, RN-BC, ANP-BC

There is much misinformation and lack of understanding by healthcare providers about cannabinoids. The discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) as a modulator of nociception has expanded the wealth of research opportunities to the potential for manipulation of this system, and the role that phytocannabinoids have on it. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is now recognized as an important modulator of many physiological processes. More recently, an increasing body of evidence has been accumulated to suggest antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and antinociceptive functions of the ECS. This presentation will provide the audience with an understanding of the pathophysiology of the ECS, and the current research of cannabis in pain management.  Repeated in 18.2.126

18.2.047 Call for Action: Building NP Primary Palliative Care Skills

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pain Management, Palliative/End-of-Life, Primary Care, Surgical
Speaker(s):
Marian Grant, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN

Palliative care is patient- and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life for seriously ill patients and their families across the life span by anticipating, preventing and treating suffering. The integration of advanced practice primary palliative nursing can advance the goal that all patients have access to palliative care across all settings and geography. As primary providers and members of interdisciplinary teams, NPs are natural palliative care leaders. Through advance care planning, pain and symptom management, and community resources utilization, NPs keep patients in their communities. They also can empower other nurses and colleagues to transform the care and culture of serious illness using evidenced based care. This interactive session will describe primary palliative nursing and highlight skills that NPs can integrate into their practice, offer palliative care training tools and resources for NPs and conclude with Questions/Answers.

18.2.048 When to Call a “Time Out” During the Pre-Participation Physical

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Convenient/Urgent Care, Pediatric
Speaker(s):
Megan Lynn Monroe, FNP-C

The pre-participation physical examination (PPE) is an important step toward safe participation in organized sports. The purpose of the PPE is not to disqualify or exclude an athlete from competition, but rather to help maintain the health and safety of the athlete in training and competition.

18.2.049 Psychiatry for Non-Psychiatrists: Psychopharmacology in Primary Care

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Raymond Zakhari, DNP, EdM, ANP-BC, FNP_BC, PMHNP-BC, SAFE

This presentation will provide practical guidance for the primary care provider who needs to manage mental health in their practice. Attendees will develop an interviewing style and a systematic approach to medication selection and augmentation, as well as utilize assessment tools during titration, cross titration, and taper. Over 60% of patients that present to primary care have an underlying psycho-social condition as the primary reason for the visit. Many NPs feel ill prepared to address the common psychiatric concerns of their patients for fear of causing more harm. NPs can further foster a therapeutic alliance with their clients by confidently addressing their patients concerns and stigma related to psychopharmacology and mental health care. Overview of mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders will be presented. Bring your clinical questions and cases to practice your newly learned skills in Socratic questioning format.  Repeated in 18.2.101

18.2.050 Eliminating the BOOGEYMAN: Management of Pediatric Sinusitis

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Otolaryngology, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Radiology, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Surgical
Speaker(s):
Wendy Mackey, APRN, MSN, CORLN

Pediatric sinusitis is a common problem treated by primary care providers.Unlike adults, pediatric sinusitis may be difficult to diagnose because symptoms of sinusitis can be caused by other problems such as viral illness, adenoid, turbinate or tonsillar hypertrophy, extra-esophageal reflux or allergy.Additionally it may be a symptom of a larger underlying disease such as Cystic Fibrosis, ciliary dyskinesia or immune deficiency.This presentation will provide practical guidance for the primary care provider who needs to manage sinusitis in their pediatric patient. The presentation will review anatomy, diagnosis and treatment along with case study presentations.

18.2.055 General Session: Welcome, Presentation of Flags, Opening Keynote (What to Pack in Your Parachute: How Can NPs Contribute to the Culture of Practice in the Nation's Health Care System) & Annual Membership Meeting

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: General Session
CE Hours: 0.5
Speaker(s):
Opening Keynote Speaker: Susan Orsega, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN Rear Admiral, United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Assistant Surgeon General USPHS Chief Nurse Officer U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Welcome, Presentation of Colors, Opening Keynote & Annual Membership Meeting (immediately following keynote presentation)

Rear Admiral Susan Orsega, Assistant Surgeon General will keynote at this General Session. Her presentation is entitled, What to Pack in Your Parachute: How Can Nurse Practitioners Contribute to the Culture of Practice in the Nation's Health Care System?

Description of Presentation: Nurse Practitioners play a fundamental role in the cauldron of health care. The current environment creates numerous opportunities and challenges for nurse practitioners. Attendees will hear the perspective of 11th United States Public Health Service Chief Nurse Officer regarding her outlook in addressing the changing health care landscape and how to navigate the complex times from public health crises and to marginalized populations. As a nurse practitioner with pioneering roles in global health diplomacy in her career, she will share her unique clinical insight and advocacy experience through government, education and public service.

Annual Membership Meeting - Join us at the AANP Annual Membership Meeting immediately following the Opening General Session. You will hear about the highlights made in 2017 by NPs and AANP and be introduced to AANP board members. The prestigious national leadership awards (The Towers Pinnacle Award and the Sharp Cutting Edge Award) will be presented at this session. You will hear results of the latest AANP election. State award recipients and new FAANP inductees will also be showcased. This is one event you will not want to miss.

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RADM Susan Orsega's Biography:

As Chief Nurse Officer, Rear Admiral (RADM) Susan Orsega leads the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Nurse Professional Affairs, and advises the Office of the Surgeon General and the Department of Health and Human Services on the recruitment, assignment, deployment, retention, and career development of 1,500 USPHS nurse professionals.

At the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), she has been responsible for the operational management of international research partnerships with other African governments, involving 150 international researchers, and 7,000 research participants. In 2015, RADM Orsega played a fundamental role in the United States Government (USG) NIH Ebola response and was instrumental in the implementation of first human vaccine trial in Liberia and the operational management of first Ebola Z-Mapp trial in Sierra Leone.  She is currently responsible for the operations in a clinical research partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, in Mali.  Her contributions have been essential in establishing research infrastructure and sustaining the country’s first biosafety level 3 laboratory capable of diagnosing emerging infectious diseases.

RADM Orsega’s expertise in disaster care as evident by her selection to a USPHS medical team deployed after 9-11 as well as 15 other national and international disaster/humanitarian USG missions serving in roles with progressive nursing and leadership responsibilities. She was selected as the only USPHS nurse officer on the Advance Planning team, USS Pacific Peleliu Navy ship health diplomacy mission.

RADM Susan Orsega began her career in the USPHS Commissioned Corps in 1989. At that time, when the HIV/AIDS epidemic was unfolding, RADM Orsega continued to advance her nursing and scientific knowledge with an emphasis on education, attained her nurse practitioner degree, and is recognized as a subject matter expert in realm of HIV/AIDS global research, advanced nursing practice, health diplomacy and disaster response. She has authored 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at 30 major scientific and nursing conferences around the world.

RADM Orsega’s solid understanding of the USPHS is a direct result of her consistent and long-term involvement from a junior officer to leading and participating in multi-disciplinary and nursing PHS teams. RADM Orsega’s leadership strength is in bringing multidisciplinary members from different governments, organizations, cultures and languages together towards a common mission, connecting talents with initiatives. One of her primary goals in every assignment is to disseminate knowledge to improve nursing practice and health systems globally.

RADM Susan Orsega received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Towson University. In 2001, she obtained her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Nurse Practitioner program. In 2013, she was inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. In 2016, RADM Orsega was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing.

18.2.060 2018 Uniformed Corps Chief Updates

Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Other
CE Hours: 3
Therapeutic Areas:
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s):
Air Force - COL Deedra L. Zabokrtsky, USAF, NC, DNP, NEA-BC, Director, AF Nurse Corps; Army - COL Risa D. Ware, AN, MSN, MSS, BC-FNP; Navy - CAPT Deborah Roy, NC, USN, Deputy Director, Navy Nurse Corps; USPHS - RADM Susan Orsega, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, USPHS, Assistant Surgeon General, USPHS Chief Nurse Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH, NIAID

Open to Active and Retired Military & USPHS Attendees ONLY

18.2.075 Achieving Peak Performance in Risk Adjustment Coding

Time: 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Jennifer Hayes, DNP, FNP-BC, CPC, CRC, CDEO, CPCO, AAPC Fellow

Climbing the coding mountain in today’s healthcare climate can seem like a daunting expedition. Pack your gear for this adventure in coding to master the value-based care model which is replacing the previous fee for service model. We will visit several camps along our journey to learn more about changing documentation requirements, what risk scores mean for you and your patients and the importance of accurate and complete diagnosis capture. Don’t worry if you are new to this type of adventure, the format of the seminar will allow for plenty of open dialogue and Q&A. This journey will provide you with the tools and survival skills to reach the peak of the risk adjustment mountain!

18.2.076 Million Hearts: Key Strategies for Improving Cardiovascular Population Health

Time: 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 2.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Health Promotion/Wellness
Speaker(s):
Kate Gawlik, DNP, RN, CNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC; Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

This presentation will focus on the cardiovascular health and wellness of nurse practitioners and the cardiovascular health of the nation. Participants will learn about the healthy behaviors that improve overall cardiovascular health and increase longevity, including key strategies for enhancing their own health and wellness. The Million Hearts (R) initiative will be introduced and the “ABCSs” of the program will be detailed. Participants will learn about the importance of population health. Population health findings from over 60,000 cardiovascular screenings will be presented. Participants will be taught how to complete a Million Hearts (R) cardiovascular screening. Ways to incorporate nurse practitioner-led Million Hearts (R) and wellness activities into patient clinics, community events, and graduate nursing curricula will be discussed. Exercise and wellness activities will be integrated throughout the presentation. All participants will have completed the first part of the Million Hearts (R) Fellowship upon completion of this activity.

18.2.077 2018 Entry Level Competencies for Dermatology NPs

Time: 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 2.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Dermatology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC; Mary E. Nolen, MS, ANP-BC, DCNP; Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP-C, DCNP FAANP; Diane Hanna, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C

There are 4,000 dermatology NPs and their number is rising rapidly. There are only two formal educational programs and only 250 are NPs certified in dermatology. This presentation on entry-level competencies will aid dermatology NPs in assessing their knowledge and skills for certification exam. It also allows those new NPs or who are considering specializing in dermatology new insight into the level and complexity of knowledge, skills and judgment. MANY NPs enjoy providing dermatologic care and would like to specialize. However, there is a large unknown what knowledge, skills and abilities are requisite for dermatology nurse practitioners. Entry level competencies for NPs who specialize in dermatology have been identified by a National Task Force and will be published in early 2018. Expert dermatology NPs will review the outlined competencies to help NP accurately assess their knowledge level and readiness to transition into specialty practice. This presentation will also assist new dermatology NPs in assessing their knowledge base and preparedness to sit for a national Dermatology Certified NP examination. The review of competencies will be high level and fast paced.

18.2.078 Thyroid Disease and Primary Care

Time: 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Susan S. VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP

Thyroid disease is commonly seen in primary care practice. This presentation will examine hypothyroid disease, hyperthyroid disease, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer and provide case study application to disease processes to illustrate assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow up in the primary care setting.

18.2.082 Performing Paracentesis and Thoracentesis with Ultrasound Guidance

Time: 1:15 PM - 4:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 3.25
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Oncology, Procedures, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Surgical
Speaker(s):
Rich L. McLaughlin, MS, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Rozmeen Shivji, ACNP, DNP(c)

Chronic disease continues to rise, with associated numbers of patient’s suffering from heart failure, liver failure and malignancies that cause pleural effusions and ascites. As nurse practitioners, we can manage these patients and perform these procedures with appropriate education. This is Centesis is a workshop designed to familiarize participants with the indications and procedural techniques used to perform paracentesis and thoracentesis with and without ultrasound guidance. The first half of the workshop will include an interactive PowerPoint presentation with demonstrations. During the second half of the workshop, participants will receive hands-on, guided experience while performing both a thoracentesis and a paracentesis with the use of ultrasound guidance. In addition, participants will receive a high profile review of the administrative standards, guidelines and diagnostic tests that are integral pieces for successful performance and optimal outcomes with these procedures. Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on manikins. Repeated in 18.3.024

18.2.085 Beginning Spanish for NPs

Time: 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 3.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Suzy Martinez, MFA, Medical Interpreter, Bilingual Cross-Cultural Teaching Credential

This lively and interactive medical Spanish class offers basic survival skills to those with little or no background in Spanish. In a low-stress high-energy atmosphere, discover how to pronounce anything, use basic courtesy phrases, ask selected questions for a simple history, learn body parts and the most commonly needed instructions.

Important Note: Please do not take this session as a refresher course if you have basic Spanish skills. If you have questions, please ask AANP to contact the instructors on your behalf.

Repeated in 18.3.031 & 18.5.026

18.2.090 The Essential Toolkit for Musculoskeletal Injections in Primary Care

Time: 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 3.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Orthopedics, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Laurel Short, MSN, FNP-c

This lively, fun and interactive workshop will use PowerPoint and return demonstration practice on manikin and human models to learn orthopedic injections commonly performed in the primary care setting. The workshop will include general information for injection techniques, as well as specific training for multiple injection sites. You will leave with a better understanding and confidence for these important procedures! Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants & manikins. Repeat of 18.1.020 & 18.1.040 and Repeated in 18.3.107

18.2.095 Take ACTION: Opioid Overdose Prevention Education Training for Nurse Practitioners

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem, PhD, FNP-C, FAANP

Delivering opioid overdose prevention education is one key national strategy to reduce opioid overdose mortality. We will address how NPs can play a role in delivering opioid overdose prevention education to their patients and how to co-prescribe naloxone. Specifically, we will discuss questions such as what are the core components of opioid overdose prevention education, what formulation and type of naloxone should be used, what are the different legislation that exist, what are the next steps post naloxone administration, how to develop and implement community naloxone programs, and other questions based on evidence and clinical practice. At the end of the presentation, the learner will have the tools and resources needed to train others in opioid overdose prevention education and co-prescribe naloxone to high-risk patients and family/friends. Repeat of 18.2.016

18.2.096 Impacting Glycemic Control: Advancing T2DM Therapy with Confidence

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Kathleen Wilson, PhD, CPNP, PNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP

Nurse practitioners play a major role in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) across the lifespan and in various settings. Diabetes is prevalent and costly thus requiring a battery of resources including behavior modification strategies, medical nutrition therapy and pharmaceutical therapies. An individualized patient-centric approach within the chronic care model focusing on adoption of diabetes self-management strategies to reach glycemic goals is the patient aim. This presentation will focus on management of the T2DM patient with an emphasis on pharmacological management. After a review of the multiple complex pathophysiological abnormalities of T2DM, various medication options will be explored with case application. The value of this presentation will be to explore the sea of options and to determine the best therapeutic approach for individual patients. The goal of this presentation is to advance T2DM therapy with confidence since getting to goal can be difficult. Repeat of 18.2.021

18.2.097 Finding Zebras in Laboratory Tests

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Hematology
Speaker(s):
Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP

Are you looking to improve your lab data interpretation skills, particularly when looking for the "zebras" in clinical practice? Using a case based approach; this program is designed to help you refine your expertise in ordering and analyzing the results of laboratory tests for select clinical problems. Repeated in 18.2.121

18.2.098 Opioid Prescribers: Avoiding Practice Breakdown and Disciplinary Action

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pain Management, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Randall S. Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN-CNP, FRE, FAANP

The national opioid crisis has focused attention on providers as a source of uncontrolled and frequent over-prescribing. Many prescribers lack sufficient evidence that they apply the newly vetted national safe opioid prescribing standards in practice. NPs have been identified as underprepared and inexperienced in safe prescribing practices. Increasing full practice authority environments prompt law enforcement and others to investigate NPs and report prescribing issues and problem outcomes to Boards of Nursing. Subsequent investigation can lead to regulatory discipline because NPs commonly fail to show evidence that they meet standards. This presentation discusses how to evidence compliance with standards, implement guidelines, and use documentation of pain specific assessments and tools to guide interventions. It also discussed appropriate responses when NPs become the subject of an investigation. A presentation outcome is an understanding of how to protect NP practice and the public when prescribing opioids.

18.2.099 Upper Respiratory Infections 2018: A Focus on Community Acquired Pneumonia, Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Bronchitis & Viral Infections

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Wendy L. Wright, MS, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP

This session will provide the nurse practitioner with information regarding common pathogens implicated in Viral upper respiratory infections, AECB, Community Acquired Pneumonia in the patient with underlying co-morbidities such as asthma, COPD and alcohol abuse. Current recommendations regarding antimicrobial treatment options will be reviewed in detail. National recommendations for obtaining chest x-ray and laboratory testing will also be discussed. Repeated in 18.4.126

18.2.100 Managing Depression & Anxiety in Primary Care: Evidence-Based Mental Health Concerns

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Pamela Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP; Lisa Beauvois, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

NPs are the long term, trusted health care providers for families. Patients of all ages/stages share their mental health concerns with their NPs. NPs seek knowledge regarding evidence-based screening instruments & brief interventions for the children, teens, & adults they see with anxiety & depression. They seek practical information for busy practices. The presenters routinely incorporate brief evidence-based mental health interventions into routine visits in primary care and will share their expertise and lessons learned. The presenters have extensive experience providing brief interventions for common mental health concerns across the life span and within the primary care model. NPs are uniquely placed to offer their patients screening, brief interventions and referrals (SBIRT) as needed in order to improve outcomes and significantly decrease morbidity and mortality associated with mental disorders. The evidence-based SBIRT method is an effective way to provide holistic care to our patients in the trusted environment that is their medical home. Prevalence of anxiety and depression across the lifespan and evidence-based screening instruments for each age group will be shared. Presenters will identify interventions they use in practice in the context of brief visits. Case studies will demonstrate the experience of using SBIRT for depression and anxiety within a primary care setting. Lessons learned and ideas for helping NPs begin to integrate mental health services within their primary care roles will be shared. Repeat of 18.2.028

18.2.101 Psychiatry for Non-Psychiatrists: Psychopharmacology in Primary Care

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Raymond Zakhari, DNP, EdM, ANP-BC, FNP_BC, PMHNP-BC, SAFE

This presentation will provide practical guidance for the primary care provider who needs to manage mental health in their practice. Attendees will develop an interviewing style and a systematic approach to medication selection and augmentation, as well as utilize assessment tools during titration, cross titration, and taper. Over 60% of patients that present to primary care have an underlying psycho-social condition as the primary reason for the visit. Many NPs feel ill prepared to address the common psychiatric concerns of their patients for fear of causing more harm. NPs can further foster a therapeutic alliance with their clients by confidently addressing their patients concerns and stigma related to psychopharmacology and mental health care. Overview of mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders will be presented. Bring your clinical questions and cases to practice your newly learned skills in Socratic questioning format. Repeat of 18.2.049

18.2.102 There’s an App for That? A Sampling of the Best Healthcare Apps for 2018

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Technology
Speaker(s):
Deb Kiley, DNP, NP-C, FNP-BC, FAANP, CIHC

The proliferation of Smart Phone apps can be both seductive and overwhelming. I have talked with experts in various specialties, and test driven many apps looking for the current best healthcare offerings. I will present what I have found, giving multiple choices when possible, and offer tips on how to know if an App is worth your time and/or money. Remember that nothing is free, and sharing your data can be expensive. Repeated in 18.2.127

18.2.103 Emergency Specialty Practice Group (SPG)

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: SPG
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Emergency
Speaker(s):
Dian Dowling Evans, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAANP; Paula Tucker, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C

Specialty Practice Groups (SPGs) are communities within AANP who share common goals in advancing knowledge and professional development in select areas. Each session is a professional discussion for NPs practicing in this specialty.

18.2.104 Gastroenterology Specialty Practice Group (SPG)

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: SPG
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Gastroenterology
Speaker(s):
Amanda Chaney, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP; Kathryn Jack, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Specialty Practice Groups (SPGs) are communities within AANP who share common goals in advancing knowledge and professional development in select areas. Each session is a professional discussion for NPs practicing in this specialty.

18.2.105 Independent Practice Specialty Practice Group (SPG)

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: SPG
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Danielle H. Pendergrass, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC; Stephen J. Roller, DHA, APRN, FNP-C, CENP, FAANP

Specialty Practice Groups (SPGs) are communities within AANP who share common goals in advancing knowledge and professional development in select areas. Each session is a professional discussion for NPs practicing in this specialty.

18.2.106 Obesity Specialty Practice Group (SPG)

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: SPG
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP; Joy Pape, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CDE, WOCN, FAADE, CILC

Specialty Practice Groups (SPGs) are communities within AANP who share common goals in advancing knowledge and professional development in select areas. Each session is a professional discussion for NPs practicing in this specialty.

18.2.107 College Health Interest Forum

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Interest Forum
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/ Education
Speaker(s):
Mary B. Neiheisel, BSN, MSN, EdD, FNP-BC, CNS-BC, FAANP, FNAP; Katherine (Katie) Rhodes, DNP, CRNP

Opportunities for facilitated group discussion with others interested in this topic.

18.2.108 DNP Interest Forum (This forum will be of interest to DNP students, DNP graduate and those contemplating pursuing the DNP degree)

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Interest Forum
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/ Education
Speaker(s):
Shannon Idzik, DNP, CRNP, FAANP; Anne Thomas, PhD, ANP-BC, GNP, FAANP

Opportunities for facilitated group discussion with others interested in this topic.

18.2.109 Faith Based Interest Forum

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Interest Forum
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/ Education
Speaker(s):
Jane Alan Owens, RN, MSN, DNP, NP-C

Opportunities for facilitated group discussion with others interested in this topic.

18.2.110 International NP Interest Forum

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Interest Forum
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/ Education
Speaker(s):
Kathy J. Wheeler, PhD, RN, APRN, NP-C, FNAP, FAANP; Lorna Schumann, PhD, NP-C, APRN-BC, FNP, ACNP, CCRN-R, FAAN, FAANP; Minna Miller, DNP, MSN, NP(F), FNP-BC, FAANP

Opportunities for facilitated group discussion with others interested in this topic.

18.2.111 Student Interest Forum (This forum is designed for students poised to enter their NP career.)

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Interest Forum
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Veronica Gutchell, DNP, CNS, CRNP; Katherine Kenny, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; Jay Jones, Director, Membership Services, AANP

Opportunities for facilitated group discussion with others interested in this topic.

18.2.115 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 1 Skill Stations - Part 1

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 2.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Pharmacology, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Kent Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-c, FCCM, FAANP; Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Sophia Chu Rodgers, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Justin Speyer, ARNP, FNP-BC; Heather Meissen, ACNP, CCRN, FCCM, FAA

FCCS will be held in meeting rooms at Embassy Suites Downtown Denver (across the street from the convention center).

This is an educational course spread over a 3-day period at this conference and is supported by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) is designed for both instructors and providers. FCCS is a standardized course, providing an approach to initial management (first 24 hours) of the critically ill patient for the non-intensivist. The course offers classroom and hands on interactive instruction, especially care related to mechanical ventilation, organ hypo-perfusion, respiratory failure, acute coronary syndromes and neurological/trauma support.

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FCCS - Group 1 Schedule:

Wednesday, June 27

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 18.2.010 - Lectures - Part 1

Wednesday, June 27

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 18.2.115 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Thursday, June 28

7:45 AM - 12:00 PM - 18.3.010 - Lectures - Part 2

Friday, June 29

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 18.4.028 - Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post-Test

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Important Notes: There will be a lunch break each day (on your own and not in the workshop). A course textbook is required for each participant and is included in the $200.00 fee. Payment is due at time of conference registration. Once you have received the textbook and other materials in early May, no refund is available for course if cancelled by the registrant. You will receive a completion certificate in this course only if you attend and complete the entire course and pass the post-test.

18.2.120 Chest Pain and Discomfort in the Acute Care Setting

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular
Speaker(s):
Mary Ellen Roberts, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAANP

Chest pain accounts for approximately six million annual visits to acute care in the United States, making chest pain the second most common complaint. Patients present with a spectrum of signs and symptoms reflecting the many potential etiologies of chest pain. Nurse practitioners in acute care need to focus on the immediate recognition and exclusion of life-threatening causes of chest pain. This presentation will discuss life-threatening and common causes of chest pain, and provide an approach to the evaluation of chest pain patients in acute care.

18.2.121 Finding Zebras in Laboratory Tests

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Hematology
Speaker(s):
Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP

Are you looking to improve your lab data interpretation skills, particularly when looking for the "zebras" in clinical practice? Using a case based approach; this program is designed to help you refine your expertise in ordering and analyzing the results of laboratory tests for select clinical problems.  Repeat of 18.2.097

18.2.122 Understanding Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Gerontology, Immunology/Rheumatology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Benjamin J. Smith, PA-C, DFAAPA

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) are not uncommon conditions in older adults. It is estimated that 711,000 persons in the US have PMR and 228,000 persons in the US have GCA. PMR and GCA can coexist. While there can be significant morbidity and mortality associated with PMR/GCA, these rheumatic conditions are treatable. In 2012, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in collaboration with the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), published the Provisional Classification Criteria for Polymyalgia Rheumatica. This presentation will provide an overview and update of the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of persons with PMR/GCA. Headaches and musculoskeletal symptoms are common among the elderly. TA is a diagnosis not to miss as this condition may lead to significant morbidity. Additionally, symptoms associated with PMR can have a great impact on a person's functional level. Treatment is available to appropriately treat PMR/GCA.

 

18.2.123 Ticked Off: Myths, Truths & Realities of Tick-Borne Infections

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Infectious Disease, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Vanessa Pomarico-Denino, EdD, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Tick-borne diseases are rising in incidence. Undiagnosed infections can be life-altering, life-threatening conditions and even death. Nurse practitioners need to know the incidence of disease and recognize symptoms in an effort to effectively treat patients infected with these pathogens and to avoid serious complications. These diseases are not endemic to one area of the United States but are found in the majority of states as well as other countries. It's not just Lyme disease to worry about anymore! Healthcare providers are under-educated about this national issue. The need to know how to recognize and treat these infections appropriately has taken on greater significance. This presentation will address the common and uncommon clinical presentations of vector-borne illnesses including Lyme, Babesiosus, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Spotted Mountain Fever and Powassan that can cause other co-morbid and life-threatening conditions. Attendees will learn what treatments and therapies are currently used for the best patient outcomes.

18.2.124 PSA for Screening of Prostate Cancer in Men Aged 55-69: What Has Changed?

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Men’s Health, Nephrology, Urology
Speaker(s):
Mikel Gray, PhD, APRN, FNP, PNP, CUNP, FAANP, FAAN

The prostate specific antigen (PSA) remains the only alternative to digital rectal examination for screening and early detection of prostate cancer. In 2012 the USPSTF identified PSA screening for prostate cancer as level D (benefits fail to outweigh potential harms, discourage use of service). This recommendation remained controversial as potentially failing to detect prostate cancer while it is most amenable to cure. In 2017, this recommendation was changed to a level C (offer or provide this service for selected patients based on individual circumstances). This presentation will review the epidemiology and risk factors for prostate cancer, screening or early detection in men aged 55-69 years, and screening in men 70 years of age and older. This presentation will provide pragmatic advice concerning PSA testing in all men age 55 years or older and tips for identifying men most likely to benefit from PSA testing.

18.2.125 Lung Cancer Screening, Pulmonary Nodules & Lung Cancer: Moving Mountains

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Oncology
Speaker(s):
Mary Pasquinelli, ANP

Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the world. The National Lung Screening Trial published in 2011 found a decrease in lung cancer mortality by screening with low-dose CT compared to chest x-ray. Screening high risk individuals by low-dose CT can save lives by detecting lung cancer early when it is more likely to be cured. The USPSTF now recommends lung cancer screening in high risk populations. This presentation will discuss criteria lung cancer screening, how to conduct a shared decision making visit (CMS mandatory for reimbursement), management for positive scans, and give an overview of lung cancer staging and treatment.

18.2.126 Medical Efficacy of Cannabis Therapeutics: Focus on Pain Management

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Complementary/Alternative Therapies, Pain Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, RN-BC, ANP-BC

There is much misinformation and lack of understanding by healthcare providers about cannabinoids. The discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) as a modulator of nociception has expanded the wealth of research opportunities to the potential for manipulation of this system, and the role that phytocannabinoids have on it. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is now recognized as an important modulator of many physiological processes. More recently, an increasing body of evidence has been accumulated to suggest antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and antinociceptive functions of the ECS. This presentation will provide the audience with an understanding of the pathophysiology of the ECS, and the current research of cannabis in pain management.  Repeat of 18.2.046

18.2.127 There’s an App for That? A Sampling of the Best Healthcare Apps for 2018

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Technology
Speaker(s):
Deb Kiley, DNP, NP-C, FNP-BC, FAANP, CIHC

The proliferation of Smart Phone apps can be both seductive and overwhelming. I have talked with experts in various specialties, and test driven many apps looking for the current best healthcare offerings. I will present what I have found, giving multiple choices when possible, and offer tips on how to know if an App is worth your time and/or money. Remember that nothing is free, and sharing your data can be expensive. Repeat of 18.2.102

18.2.128 Convenient/Urgent Care Specialty Practice Group (SPG)

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: SPG
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care
Speaker(s):
Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC; Phyllis Smith, DNP, APN, FNP-BC

Specialty Practice Groups (SPGs) are communities within AANP who share common goals in advancing knowledge and professional development in select areas. Each session is a professional discussion for NPs practicing in this specialty.

18.2.129 Dermatology Specialty Practice Group (SPG)

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: SPG
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Dermatology
Speaker(s):
Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC; Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, CPNP, DCNP, FAANP

Specialty Practice Groups (SPGs) are communities within AANP who share common goals in advancing knowledge and professional development in select areas. Each session is a professional discussion for NPs practicing in this specialty.

18.2.130 Orthopedics Specialty Practice Group (SPG)

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: SPG
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Orthopedics
Speaker(s):
Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP; Michael E. Zychowicz, DNP, ANP, FAANP, FAAN

Specialty Practice Groups (SPGs) are communities within AANP who share common goals in advancing knowledge and professional development in select areas. Each session is a professional discussion for NPs practicing in this specialty.

18.2.131 Pain Management Specialty Practice Group (SPG)

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: SPG
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pain Management
Speaker(s):
Yvonne, Darcy, MS, ARNP-C, CNS, FAANP; Randall S. Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN-CNP, FRE, FAANP

Specialty Practice Groups (SPGs) are communities within AANP who share common goals in advancing knowledge and professional development in select areas. Each session is a professional discussion for NPs practicing in this specialty.

18.2.132 AANP Fellows Interest Forum

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Interest Forum
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/ Education
Speaker(s):
Mary Jo Goolsby, EdD, MSN, NP-C, FAANP, FAAN; Janet C. DuBois, DNP, FNP, ARNP, FAANP, FNAP

Opportunities for facilitated group discussion with others interested in this topic.

18.2.133 Geriatrics Interest Forum

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Interest Forum
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Gerontology
Speaker(s):
Evelyn G. Duffy, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP Katherine A. Evans, DNP, FNP-C, GNP-BC, ACHPN, FAANP

Opportunities for facilitated group discussion with others interested in this topic.

18.2.134 NP Faculty Interest Forum

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Interest Forum
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/ Education
Speaker(s):
Joyce Pulcini, PhD, PNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP; Donna McArthur, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP

Opportunities for facilitated group discussion with others interested in this topic.

18.2.135 Veteran Affairs Interest Forum

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Interest Forum
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s):
Christine A. Engstrom, PhD, CRNP, AOCN, FAANP; Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP, FNP-C, FAAN, FAANP

Opportunities for facilitated group discussion with others interested in this topic.

18.2.136 Women’s Health Interest Forum

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Interest Forum
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Judith A. Berg, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FNAP; Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Opportunities for facilitated group discussion with others interested in this topic.

18.2.140 Trauma NOT in the Level I Trauma Facility: The Challenges for NPs

Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Orthopedics, Wound Care
Speaker(s):
Elda Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN

This topic is critical for NPs working in a myriad of settings that are confronted with patients who have suffered traumatic injuries. The provider’s knowledge and skill will affect patient outcomes. This presentation is designed for NPs who come into contact with patients (lifespan) who have experienced traumatic injuries. These injuries include motor vehicle accidents, falls, natural disasters, assaults and many other mechanisms. Knowledge of the system of trauma care is mandatory for the survival of patients with traumatic injury. NPs are taking a leading role in many settings that must care for these patients. The ability to identify level of care, treat life threatening conditions and “package” the patient for transfer make the difference in mortality and morbidity of this patient population.

18.2.141 Making Sense of the Dollars & Cents: Negotiating the Best Salary

Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Vanessa Pomarico-Denino, EdD, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

All NPs should understand the value they bring to a practice as well as their worth in a practice. Salary and benefit packages are not something routinely covered in NP programs. The attendees will understand the nuances of compensation packages to help determine their worth and gain the
confidence they need to negotiate the best salary that they deserve. This presentation is for anyone who is unsure what constitutes a fair compensation package and how to negotiate the best salary. As RNs, salaries are often set in institutions but as NPs we are ill-prepared to negotiate the best salary possible and oftentimes are underpaid for our services. Learn how to evaluate compensation packages that will be reflective of your experience, skill and worth!

18.2.142 Managing Depression in Primary Care: Choosing the Best Antidepressant Using a Case Study Approach

Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pharmacology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Shonda Phelon, DNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, APMHNP-BC

Primary Care Nurse Practitioners are often the first point of contact for patients with depression and are usually the first to initiate antidepressant therapy. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a very serious condition and can be extremely debilitating if not identified and treated early in the course of the illness. In many areas of the country, access to mental health care is limited. All nurse practitioners are vital in the identification and medication management of MDD. This evidence-based presentation will examine and discuss the diagnosis of MDD as well as pathophysiology associated with the disease. In addition, anti-depressant medication used in the pharmacological management of MDD in primary care will be examined and explored. Primary care is often the first place many patients with psychiatric illness seek treatment for their problems. Most of the time primary care nurse practitioners are the first to encounter patients experiencing severe depression. This evidence-based presentation will enable the nurse practitioner to identify and diagnose MDD as well as choose appropriate pharmacological therapies to manage Major Depressive Disorder in the primary care setting. The latest evidence-based practice guidelines will be utilized in this educational presentation. A case study will be examined to assist the NP in diagnosis, differential diagnosis, pharmacological management and when to refer to a higher level care.

18.2.143 Black, White and Grey: X-ray Interpretation

Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Convenient/Urgent Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Primary Care, Radiology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Paula McCauley, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC

Chest imaging is an important tool in managing patients. Basic chest radiology is the most frequently utilized examination available and can quickly detect a variety of abnormalities. Practitioners must appreciate basic skills in interpreting and evaluating chest radiographs and be capable of recognizing and localizing gross pathologic changes visible on a chest radiograph. This presentation will provide basic chest radiograph interpretation including relevant anatomy, physiology, summarize findings, and describe radiographic findings in common disorders. This presentation will review common concepts and principles of radiology with a focus on chest radiographs. Utilizing a standardized process, the participant will develop or refine skills needed to independently interpret chest plain films, identify and describe radiographic findings in commonly encountered disorders.

18.2.148 Region 1 Meeting (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT)

Time: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours: 1.5
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (18.2.159) for news on the international role developments.

18.2.149 Region 2 Meeting (NJ, NY and Puerto Rico)

Time: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours: 1.5
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (18.2.159) for news on the international role developments.

18.2.150 Region 3 Meeting (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA and WV)

Time: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours: 1.5
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (18.2.159) for news on the international role developments.

18.2.151 Region 4 Meeting (KY, NC, SC and TN)

Time: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours: 1.5
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (18.2.159) for news on the international role developments.

18.2.152 Region 5 Meeting (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH and WI)

Time: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours: 1.5
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (18.2.159) for news on the international role developments.

18.2.153 Region 6 Meeting (AR, LA, OK and TX)

Time: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours: 1.5
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (18.2.159) for news on the international role developments.

18.2.154 Region 7 Meeting (IA, KS, MO and NE)

Time: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours: 1.5
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (18.2.159) for news on the international role developments.

18.2.155 Region 8 Meeting (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT and WY)

Time: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours: 1.5
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (18.2.159) for news on the international role developments.

18.2.156 Region 9 Meeting (AZ, CA, HI, NM, NV and Pacific U.S. Territory)

Time: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours: 1.5
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (18.2.159) for news on the international role developments.

18.2.157 Region 10 Meeting (AK, ID, OR and WA)

Time: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours: 1.5
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (18.2.159) for news on the international role developments.

18.2.158 Region 11 Meeting (AL, FL, GA, MS and U.S. Virgin Islands)

Time: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours: 1.5
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (18.2.159) for news on the international role developments.

18.2.159 Other Countries Meeting (Regions Outside of U.S. or Its Territories)

Time: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours: 1.5
Speaker(s):
Patricia Maybee, EdD, FNP, FAANP

Come hear about the regional level policy issues impacting your practice. Dr. Patricia Maybee will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (18.2.159) for news on the international role developments.

18.2.175 Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings - Service Specific Issues: Air Force

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours: 1.5
Therapeutic Areas:
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s):
COL Deedra L. Zabokrtsky, USAF, NC, DNP, NEA-BC, Director, AF Nurse Corps Division, Chief, Medical Officer Force Development, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General

Open to Active and Retired Military & USPHS Attendees ONLY

18.2.176 Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings - Service Specific Issues: Army

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours: 1.5
Therapeutic Areas:
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s):
COL Risa D. Ware, AN, MSN, MSS, BC-FNP

Open to Active and Retired Military & USPHS Attendees ONLY

18.2.177 Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings - Service Specific Issues: Navy

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours: 1.5
Therapeutic Areas:
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s):
CAPT Deborah Roy, NC, USN, Deputy Director, Navy Nurse Corps, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Open to Active and Retired Military & USPHS Attendees ONLY

18.2.178 Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings - Service Specific Issues: USPHS

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/27)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours: 1.5
Therapeutic Areas:
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s):
Susan Orsega, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Rear Admiral, United States Public Health Service (USPHS), Assistant Surgeon General, USPHS Chief Nurse Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Open to Active and Retired Military & USPHS Attendees ONLY


Thursday, June 28 Register Now

18.3.010 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 1 Lectures - Part 2

Time: 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 4
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Pharmacology, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Kent Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-c, FCCM, FAANP; Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Sophia Chu Rodgers, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Justin Speyer, ARNP, FNP-BC; Heather Meissen, ACNP, CCRN, FCCM, FAA

FCCS will be held in meeting rooms at Embassy Suites Downtown Denver (across the street from the convention center).

This is an educational course spread over a 3-day period at this conference and is supported by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) is designed for both instructors and providers. FCCS is a standardized course, providing an approach to initial management (first 24 hours) of the critically ill patient for the non-intensivist. The course offers classroom and hands on interactive instruction, especially care related to mechanical ventilation, organ hypo-perfusion, respiratory failure, acute coronary syndromes and neurological/trauma support.

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FCCS - Group 1 Schedule:

Wednesday, June 27

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 18.2.010 - Lectures - Part 1

Wednesday, June 27

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 18.2.115 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Thursday, June 28

7:45 AM - 12:00 PM - 18.3.010 - Lectures - Part 2

Friday, June 29

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 18.4.028 - Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post-Test

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Important Notes: There will be a lunch break each day (on your own and not in the workshop). A course textbook is required for each participant and is included in the $200.00 fee. Payment is due at time of conference registration. Once you have received the textbook and other materials in early May, no refund is available for course if cancelled by the registrant. You will receive a completion certificate in this course only if you attend and complete the entire course and pass the post-test.

18.3.011 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 2 Lectures - Part 2

Time: 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 4
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Pharmacology, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Kent Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-c, FCCM, FAANP; Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Sophia Chu Rodgers, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Justin Speyer, ARNP, FNP-BC; Heather Meissen, ACNP, CCRN, FCCM, FAA

FCCS will be held in meeting rooms at a nearby Denver hotel.

This is an educational course spread over a 3-day period at this conference and is supported by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) is designed for both instructors and providers. FCCS is a standardized course, providing an approach to initial management (first 24 hours) of the critically ill patient for the non-intensivist. The course offers classroom and hands on interactive instruction, especially care related to mechanical ventilation, organ hypo-perfusion, respiratory failure, acute coronary syndromes and neurological/trauma support.

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FCCS - Group 2 Schedule:

Wednesday, June 27

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 18.2.011 - Lectures - Part 1

Thursday, June 28

7:45 AM - 12:00 PM - 18.3.011 - Lectures - Part 2

Thursday, June 28

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 18.3.102 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Friday, June 29

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 18.4.112 - Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post-Test

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Important Notes: There will be a lunch break each day (on your own and not in the workshop). A course textbook is required for each participant and is included in the $200.00 fee. Payment is due at time of conference registration. Once you have received the textbook and other materials in early May, no refund is available for course if cancelled by the registrant. You will receive a completion certificate in this course only if you attend and complete the entire course and pass the post-test.

18.3.015 Basic Suturing: It’s All Sewn Up!

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Occupational Health, Pediatric, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Cynthia Durham, RN, MSN, ANPC, RNFA

This class is directed toward Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Practitioner students who have never sutured before or need a basic course. Participants will learn the strategies of laceration assessment: when a laceration can be safely closed and when to refer to another provider. We will discuss factors that affect wound healing such as hemostasis, co-morbidities and medications which impact the method and timing of closure. A “hands-on” portion of the class will teach participants: how to deliver a local anesthetic; the types of suture materials available; utilization of simple interrupted, vertical mattress and, if the class is suitably skilled, a running subcuticular closure. Skin model boards, instruments and suture material are utilized for each student’s practice both in the classroom and available to take home.  Repeated in 18.5.013 & 18.6.009

18.3.019 Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 2.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Complementary/Alternative Therapies, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, FPCN; Randall S. Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN-CNP, FRE, FAANP

The nationally vetted safe opioid prescribing standards using the FDA blueprint and CO*RE content are presented. Content discusses pain assessment and screening tool recommendations; opioid trial components including patient, provider agreements and informed consent use, and expected activities during the prescription trial phase of treatment including the decision to stop treatment; components of long term therapy including ongoing assessment tool use, urine drug testing frequency, updating PPA and informed consents; and issues related to termination of care. Red flag behaviors are discussed as well as complex pain management case studies. Pharmacology information includes the CO*RE content on immediate and long acting opioid use, equal analgesic dose changes, drug families and new drug formulations.

18.3.020 Pharmacology 101: What's New in the World of Pharmacology

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Melinda C. Joyce, PharmD, FAPhA, FACHE

Pharmacology is constantly changing with new medications being approved for use, older medications gaining new indications or uses, and new cautions, precautions, and contraindications reported for existing medications. This presentation will focus on new medications and their place in therapy as compared to existing medications. The presentation will also focus on any new warnings or concerns for existing medications and how these warning or concerns may impact prescribing.

18.3.024 Performing Paracentesis and Thoracentesis with Ultrasound Guidance

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 3.25
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Oncology, Procedures, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Surgical
Speaker(s):
Rich L. McLaughlin, MS, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Rozmeen Shivji, ACNP, DNP(c)

Chronic disease continues to rise, with associated numbers of patient’s suffering from heart failure, liver failure and malignancies that cause pleural effusions and ascites. As nurse practitioners, we can manage these patients and perform these procedures with appropriate education. This is Centesis is a workshop designed to familiarize participants with the indications and procedural techniques used to perform paracentesis and thoracentesis with and without ultrasound guidance. The first half of the workshop will include an interactive PowerPoint presentation with demonstrations. During the second half of the workshop, participants will receive hands-on, guided experience while performing both a thoracentesis and a paracentesis with the use of ultrasound guidance. In addition, participants will receive a high profile review of the administrative standards, guidelines and diagnostic tests that are integral pieces for successful performance and optimal outcomes with these procedures. Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on manikins. Repeat of 18.2.082

18.3.030 Analysis of the 12-Lead ECG for Primary & Acute Care Providers

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 3.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Sally K. Miller, PhD, APRN, AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP

This program presents the systematic evaluation of the 12 lead ECG including rate rhythm, intervals, axis and morphology. Assesment of rate with respect to its implication for metabolic disease and drug toxicity is presented. Rhythm implications are reviewed and PR, QRS and ST segment intervals are evaluated. Axis determination using the hexaxial plot is presented. Morphologic changes of the P wave, QRS complex, ST segment and T wave morphology are analyzed in terms of both acute and chronic changes. Repeated in 18.4.025 and 18.4.110

18.3.031 Beginning Spanish for NPs

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 3.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Suzy Martinez, MFA, Medical Interpreter, Bilingual Cross-Cultural Teaching Credential

This lively and interactive medical Spanish class offers basic survival skills to those with little or no background in Spanish. In a low-stress high-energy atmosphere, discover how to pronounce anything, use basic courtesy phrases, ask selected questions for a simple history, learn body parts and the most commonly needed instructions.

Important Note: Please do not take this session as a refresher course if you have basic Spanish skills. If you have questions, please ask AANP to contact the instructors on your behalf.

Repeat of 18.2.085 and Repeated in 18.5.026

18.3.035 Antibiotics, Infection and the Evidence: Update 2018

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Douglas Houghton, MSN, ARNP, ACNPC, CCRN, FAANP

NPs describe antibiotics commonly in multiple practice settings. Antimicrobial resistence is an increasing challenge and requires knowledge of advanced antibiotic therapy principles to practice safely and effectively. Evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of infections are updated continually as new information becomes available. This presentation will provide hospital-based NPs with up-to-date, useful knowledge and review the evidence pertinent to antibiotics and the treatment of infection. This presentation will provide the participant with knowldge necessary for the effective use of antibiotics in the inpatient setting. A heavy emphasis on evidence-based practice (EBP) and clinical application will be the foundation of this presentation. An overview of common infections and appropriate treatment will be described, with recommendations for antibiotic choice as well as length of treatment according to the best evidence and guidelines currently available. Discussion of effective prescribing of antibiotics, interactions and pharmacokinetic principles in the acutely ill patient will be described.

18.3.036 MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP): What NPs Need to Know for Year 2

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Beth Chalick-Kaplan, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, CCM

CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP) improves Medicare by helping clinicians focus on care quality and the one thing that matters most - making patients healthier. Nurse Practitioners are part of the QPP if they are in an Advanced Alternate Payment Model or if they bill Medicare more than $90,000 in Part B allowed charges a year and provide care for more than 200 Medicare patients a year.

NPs are required to report measures in the same way as their physician colleagues in Medicare's Quality Payment Program, yet a significant knowledge gap regarding this program exists. This presentation focuses on the requirements for participation in QPP Year 2 (2018). It includes a detailed overview of the CMS Quality Payment Program, part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). This program is the most significant change in Medicare reimbursement in years and directly affects NPs.

18.3.037 Using Hypnosis in Your Clinical Practice

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Speaker(s):
Barbara C. Phillips, APRN, GNP, FNP-BC, CHT, FAANP

NPs see patients on a daily basis who want and/or need a different kind of treatment – especially one that is non-pharmaceutical (especially for those with chronic pain). It’s important that NPs understand which complementary treatments are evidenced-based to help guide their clients to an appropriate choice. It’s no secret that patients and clinicians both are looking for alternative methods to treat patients when pharmaceuticals are not indicated, harmful or undesired in patients. Hypnosis, which has been used for hundreds of years within the medical field, has been gaining in popularity among healthcare consumers and clinicians alike. Research has continued to show us how hypnosis can be helpful for a variety of clinical situations including from emergency rooms to long term care, encompassing a myriad of clinical situations including but not limited to burns, chronic pain, IBS, migraines, fibromyalgia, insomnia and anxiety.

18.3.038 Skin Conditions: Easy to Diagnose But Difficult to Treat

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Dermatology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP-C, DCNP, FAANP

It can be frustrating for primary care NPs who see the majority of patients with skin complaints. Both patients and clinicians can become very frustrated by the challenges in treatment of many skin conditions. Oftentimes, patients believe skin conditions should be a simple cure and they wonder, “Why can’t you just fix it?" Understanding the evidence and exploring clinical pearls from experts can be the key to successful treatment of recalcitrant and chronic skin diseases like eczema, warts, molluscum, seborrheic dermatitis.

18.3.039 Intensifying Insulin Therapy & Moving Mountains with Your Patients’ A1c

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Technology
Speaker(s):
Angela Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, CDE, BC-ADM, FAANP

The incidence and prevalence of diabetes is growing by leaps and bounds. Because of this, more and more family nurse practitioners will be managing diabetes in primary care setting. The latest evidence shows that less than 50% of patients with diabetes are meeting glycemic targets. Therefore, it is now more important than ever that NPs have the education, skills, resources and finesse to know when and how to intensify insulin therapy. Diabetes is a condition characterized by progressive loss of beta cell mass and function resulting in the majority of patients requiring insulin to achieve glycemic targets. Despite these findings, there is hesitation by both primary care providers and patients to initiate insulin and to intensify the insulin therapy regimen commonly called clinical inertia. Lack of knowledge and experience with the use of insulin is a contributing factor to clinical inertia. This presentation will explore various strategies for intensification of insulin therapy in both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes including the concepts of carbohydrate counting, multi-daily dose adjustments and ongoing modifications in insulin doses to get patients to target. The cost, efficacy, safety and prevention of hypoglycemia will be covered in addition to education for self-management insulin administration. The presentation will touch on the new insulin formulations. Case studies will be presented to demonstrate key concepts.

18.3.040 Approach to the Patient with Abnormal Liver Enzymes

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Complementary/Alternative Therapies, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Travel Medicine
Speaker(s):
Donald Gardenier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP

With a majority of NPs practicing in primary care, NPs are the first line in recognizing potential pathology early adn addressing it prior to the development of more severe or irreversible disease. With ample reserve, a healthy liver is capable of masking pathology over a long term. The right approach to screening and diagnosis canlead to early interventions that can maintain health and avoid more severe liver disease in the future. Testing of liver enzymes is part of most routine clinical laboratory assessments as well as a usual first step, after history and exam, in diagnosing a wide variety of patients' presenting problems. But liver enzymes are nonspecific and require a systematic approach to diagnosis in order to determine a plan for ongoing management, including further diagnostic testing, counseling, referral, or treatment. In this presentation, we will briefly review anatomy and pathophysiology, including acute and chronic liver and cholestatic diseases and their common lab findings will be reviewed in this presentation. And then utilize a case-based approach to review common presesnting complaints as well as asymptomatic well visits in which teh findings of abnormal liver enzymes need to be reviewed and analyzed. Steps taken to determine management will be tailored to a variety of settings, patient populations, and NP practices.

18.3.041 Evaluating Anemias Like a Pro

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Hematology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Anemias may signal a nutrient deficiency like iron or B12 and are usually easy to diagnose, but what about when 2 anemias are present at the same time--as is common in older adults? With examples and case studies, you'll learn a systematic approach with strategies to evaluate and diagnose anemias like a pro! Repeated in 18.3.075

18.3.042 Soul Injury: Liberating Unmourned Loss & Unforgiven Guilt

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Gerontology, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Kathleen Stilling Burkhart, MSN, APN-C, Captain USNR-R

Soul Injury is a spectrum of wounds that range from traumatic to insidious that shrinks our sense of inner goodness and beauty or even creates a haunting sense of feeling inadequate or defective. As a result, we get cut off from the essence of our self… from who we really are, losing our personhood. Acknowledging soul injury often provides relief and hope to at-risk populations. This presentation will define this often overlooked, unassessed wound, identify at risk populations, identify its impact, and offer strategies that facilitate Soul Restoration. Through the use of "illustrative story" as well as evidence-based information, this presentation is designed to start a dialogue about soul injury, raise questions and pique curiosity in health care providers to provoke interest, practice and scientific inquiry. NPs have been notorious for caring for the whole person, not just physical issues, but the psycho-social issues as well. Addressing the whole person is what makes us different and defines our unique role. This presentation delves into the injuries of the soul that have a profound effect on the whole person. It is born out of caring for Veterans but is relevant to all patients for whom we are privileged to provide care.

18.3.043 2018 Stroke Update: Review of Current Guidelines & Evidence for the Management of Stroke

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Neurology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Benjamin Smallheer, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CCRN, CNE

This presentation will provide a comprehensive review of stroke management in the United States. Current epidemiologic data will be used to highlight the state of the science and significance of stroke management in the current healthcare system. Current and updated treatment guidelines for the evaluation and management of embolic and hemorrhagic stroke will be reviewed. These guidelines will be supported by current evidence based practice, literature, standards of care, and patient outcomes. A review of the current pharmacologic guidelines and recommendations for the management and prevention of stroke will also be introduced, discussed, and reviewed. This will include mechanism of action, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, reversal agents where applicable, prescribing considerations, indications, and contraindications.

18.3.044 Neutraceutical and Supplement Use in Children

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Complementary/Alternative Therapies, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Teri Woo, PhD, CPNP-PC, FAANP

Parents have multiple sources of information about nutraceuticals and supplement use in children. It is critical that pediatric health care providers are well versed in the evidence and recommendations for the use of nutraceuticals and supplements.Parents often have questions about giving their children nutraceuticals or supplements. This presentation will provide an overview of commonly used nutraceuticals, the evidence for their use and recommendations for practice. The presentation will review the use of vitamins, probiotics, fiber, plant sterols, fish oils/fatty acids, and other supplements in children.

18.3.045 Medical Marijuana: Keeping Our Patients Safe

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Complementary/Alternative Therapies, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Kathleen Richardson, DNP, ARNP, NP-C, ENP-BC, CEN, FAEN

In a time where medical marijuana is legal in 28 states and the DC, patients may seek primary care advice as to the use of medical marijuana. Unfortunately, primary care providers may be ill-prepared to have an informed conversation regarding efficacy and elect not to have the discussion with their patients. Instead patients may seek care from alternative providers unfamiliar with their medical history. NPs must be informed in order to insure patient safety. The purpose of this presentation is to afford advanced practice providers the requisite knowledge necessary to have informed conversations with their patients about medical marijuana. Topics covered will include fundamental components of the endocannabinoid system, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of cannabinoid products and techniques, tools and methods to improve safety and efficacy of cannabinoid use.   Repeated in 18.3.080

18.3.046 Primary Care Management of Atrial Fibrillation

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Joanne Thanavaro, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, DCC, FAANP

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an important clinical disorder that can substantially affect the patient's functional capacity, morbidity and mortality. Clinical decision making for patients with this cardiac rhythm is complex and requires a systematic approach to management. Nurse practitioners need a clear appreciation of which patients are safe to treat in the out-patient setting and who needs hospitalization. Understanding all the nuances of treating this condition will help the NP provide safe and evidence based care. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most commonly occurring sustained cardiac arrhythmia. The prevalence of AF increases with age and approximately 8% of patients over the age of 80 have this cardiac rhythm disturbance. Assessment and treatment recommendations for AF have been evolving over the years. Recognition of the hemodynamic consequences of AF will help the NP determine if office management or urgent hospital admission is necessary. Decisions regarding rate or
rhythm control will ultimately influence the need for referral to a cardiologist and/or
electrophysiologist. This presentation will review etiology, clinical presentation and evidence based diagnosis and management strategies for this common arrhythmia.

18.3.047 Screening Adolescents for Risk of Suicide in Primary Care Settings

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Kathleen T. McCoy, DNSc, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP

Suicide is the THIRD leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds in the U.S. And yet, many health care providers neglect to screen for suicidal thoughts in this population. Suicide may be viewed by the adolescent as the only means to escape depression, fear, stress, loss, or emotional hurt and injury. Often practitioners fear that by openly asking adolescents about suicidal thoughts, the idea will inadvertently be planted in the adolescent’s head. In fact, initiating such a dialogue opens the door to communication, it shows the adolescent that he or she is cared about, and it enables discussion, problem-solving, and interventions. This presentation outlines signs, symptoms, techniques to improve assessment and communication, and management strategies. Case studies are presented throughout, to help illustrate the key concepts.

18.3.048 Management of Chronic Lung Disease in the Primary Care Setting: An Update for the Nurse Practitioner

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pharmacology, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Jennifer Rodgers, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC; Susan Tallieu, ACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioners frequently encounter patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, and bronchiectasis in the primary care setting. Chronic lung diseases impact patients across their lifespan; early detection and treatment can decrease complications, increase quality of life while decreasing the risk for frequent emergency room visits, recurrent hospitalizations, and increased healthcare cost. The management of chronic pulmonary disease can be complex to manage in the primary care setting. This presentation provides the most current information to update NPs on the latest clinical guidelines and treatment options for patients with COPD, asthma and bronchiectasis. Case studies will be utilized to engage the audience in the application of the latest guidelines related to COPD, asthma and bronchiectasis. The presentation will discuss the treatment options available for those patients who experience a combination of COPD, asthma, and/or bronchiectasis. This presentation contains content relevant to any NP in the primary care setting.  Repeated in 18.3.081

18.3.049 A Primer on Cervical Cancer Prevention: Pap and HPV Testing

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Primary Care, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP

Cervical cancer screening has changed significantly in recent years. Understanding the appropriate use of Pap and HPV testing is important for NPs in both primary care and women's health settings. This presentation will address the appropriate use of Pap and HPV testing in clinical practice including an overview of the natural history of HPV and the role of persistent infection in the development of cervical cancer. Current screening guidelines will be reviewed including screening intervals, HPV testing in triage of the borderline abnormal Pap and the use of co-testing by Pap and HPV in women 30 and older. There will be a discussion of the use of genotyping for HPV 16 and 18 using FDA approved HPV tests. There will be an introduction to primary "stand alone" HPV testing for women 25 and older. Counseling strategies for the use of Pap and HPV testing will be presented.

18.3.050 Diabetic Foot: Will It Ever Heal?

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care, Wound Care
Speaker(s):
Janis Timmons, ARNP, CSWS

Nurse practitioners in a family practice clinic or in an urgent care practice have the opportunity to evaluate a person with diabetes several times a day. Maintaining glycemic control, exercise and diet are all important factors. As NPs, we need to remember to evaluate their feet as well. Prevention of foot ulcers needs to be a priority to stop the removal of a limb. By 2035, it is predicted there will be 592 million people in the world that will have a diagnosis of diabetes. It also is predicted 1 out of 20 persons with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer and 10% will require an amputation. The care for the person with diabetes begins in the primary care clinic. So often the management of the diabetic foot ulcers are delayed due to diabetic neuropathy in the foot. Thus, the person does not know the wound is present. This presentation will offer information for providers we need to teach diabetics about foot care and what to do if a wound is found on their foot. Amputation is not the first line of treatment for a diabetic foot ulcer, Prevention is and will be the first line.

18.3.054 Management of Venous Thromboembolic Disease: EBP for Prevention and Diagnosis in Acute & Critical Care

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Douglas Houghton, MSN, ARNP, ACNPC, CCRN, FAANP

This presentation will provide the participant with knowledge necessary for the evidence-based prevention, diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolic disease (VTE) in the acute and critical care environment. Pharmacological management will constitute a large proportion of the presentation. Acute vs. chronic management strategy options will be described as pertinent to different patient populations. A heavy emphasis on evidence-based practice (EBP) and clinical application will be the foundation for this presentation. NPs in acute and critical care often care for patients at risk for VTE disease. VTE disease can result in significant patient morbidity and mortality and a high suspicion for VTE should prevail in acutely ill patients. Significant progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of VTE disease and new pharmacological agents are available for prevention and/or treatment. NPs should be up-to-date on the latest evidence on this common clinical problem.

18.3.055 Selecting the Right Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Across the Lifespan

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Edward V. Nunes, MD; Paula Riggs, MD

Every day, more than 90 people in the U.S. die of an opioid overdose, according to the CDC. The current opioid overdose epidemic is associated with the increase in prescribing of opioid pain relievers since the late 1990s along with use of heroin and synthetic opioids (e.g., Fentanyl). Many patients misusing prescription opioids will present with co-occurring conditions, such as pain, that are important for treatment planning and the management of patients with co-occurring conditions. This presentation will present information on the most common and effective medication-based treatments for OUD, and will help NPs understand the differences among the medications and their uses. The presentation will also include discussion of the differences in treating patients across the lifespan, including treatment for adolescents. This presentation will begin with a brief background on the recent opioid overdose epidemic facing the U.S., including the epidemiology of opioid use and OUD, covering both prescription pain relievers, heroin and
synthetic opioids such as Fentanyl. The speakers will describe the core signs and symptoms of this chronic and relapsing condition. The presentation will include an overview of current evidence-based treatment approaches for OUD, with a focus on medication treatment with buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone, and the evolving requirements for prescribers. The speakers will provide learners with resources to learn more about OUD, including educational materials and training resources from AANP, the PCSS-OUD and MAT websites and information regarding the free PCSS-MAT Mentoring Program. Overdose is also a concern, and the presentation will review naloxone prescribing and other key aspects of prevention. The presentation will include a focus on considerations when treating different age groups with these medications, including developmental and legal considerations specific to adolescent patients. The presentation will make use of didactic lecture and Q&A to engage learners.

18.3.056 Understanding Business & Legal Implications for NP Practice

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Barbara C. Phillips, APRN, GNP, FNP-BC, CHT, FAANP; Carolyn Buppert, MSN, JD

It's become quite common for NPs to venture out on their own. Unfortunately, we see a great deal of misinformation being shared and NPs who run into problems that could have been avoided. Our goal here is to help NPs be successful and to assist them in avoiding business and legal difficulties. As the number of NPs increases to over 226,000 in the US and the number of different types of specialties increase NP range of practice, it is important for NPs to understand how the business of healthcare affects their practice, their patients, and their legal risks. Understanding healthcare as a business, whether it be for profit or not for profit, owned by NPs or non-NPs, is paramount to being leaders and innovators in the next few critical years as healthcare undergoes massive changes. As NPs we have to understand how laws, rules and regulations and contracts affect our daily practice sothat we can provide leadership and be proactive in the development of health care policy even if just in our own institutions.

18.3.057 Findings from Four Reviews on Nurse Practitioner Policy, Workforce, Education & Practice Research Priorities

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Business/Professional, Primary Care, Research
Speaker(s):
Susan Weber Buchholz, PhD, ANP, FAANP; Loretta J. Vece, DNP, RN, FNP-BC; Hilary Barnes, PhD, APRN; Kristen Rawlett, PhD, FNP-BC; Thomas Schlepko, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC

In 2015, an invitational think tank by the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners was convened to update the 2010 Nurse Practitioner Research Agenda Roundtable. We present key findings from four reviews by the AANP Research Committee that address critical topics specific to policy, workforce, education and practice research priorities originating from the 2015 Nurse Practitioner Research Agenda Roundtable. The review on policy assesses policy trends that regulate nurse practitioner practice. The review on workforce examines the data sources being used for nurse practitioner workforce research. The review on education identifies models of nurse practitioner education. The review on practice explores the impact of the APRN Consensus Model on nurse practitioner practice and associated outcomes. These reviews can inform researchers, health care providers, policy and other decision-makers on the strengths as well as the gaps in the literature, on selected nurse practitioner relevant research topics.

18.3.058 Mystery Cases in Dermatology: When a Duck is Not a Duck

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Dermatology
Speaker(s):
Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP-C, DCNP, FAANP; Diane Hanna, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C

Too ofter, complex cases run a risk of poor diagnosis and management. The use of IM/PO steroids has been come a quick patch for disease across the spectrum, that can have dire long term consequences for patients and providers. Diagnostic clues will be discussed in order to increase the likely hood of non responders to traditional treatment, and when to take the time to do the deep dive into the land of rare/complex dermatology. We will review ten complex cases that were previously evaluated by physician or NP/PA colleagues and treated as if were non complex diseases. Diagnostic clues, how they were missed and how to ensure more astute diagnostic skills with teaching the right questions to ask and when to listen to your patient and your gut. These are really great cases and we believe that this is a huge need, with derm visit now being ~6 min and 40 plus per day. Sadly the overall medical dermatology skills are not as robust as in past generations.

18.3.059 Prescribing Antibiotics for the Elderly in the Urgent Care & Emergency Settings

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Gerontology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

Research indicates that many Americans are receiving antibiotics inappropriately and this has become a national problem with the emergence of antibiotic resistant infections. However, in our elder patients, the issues related to polypharmacy and the often-unusual presentation of infections compound this. NPs are providing more of the care to the aging population and must be aware of these issues. America is aging and the CDC reports that over the next 25 years the population of those 65 and older will double. The fact that two out of every three older adult has multiple chronic conditions and a simple additional prescription can be a complicated addition to the healthcare of an elder. This presentation will use case studies to examine the issues of prescribing antibiotics for urgent care issues for our elder patients with chronic conditions and polypharmacy when they arrive at the emergency department or an urgent care facility.

18.3.060 Nurse Practitioners and Disaster Preparedness: Innovation, Research, Education & Practice

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Emergency, Research
Speaker(s):
Steven Busby, PhD, FNP-BC

As a country and global community, we face natural and man-made disasters of various types. Just as nurses have always been a part of emergency preparedness and response, nurse practitioners also have an important role to play. This presentation is designed to provide an overview of some of the issues facing nurse practitioners related to emergency preparedness. The presenter will provide an overview of a situational awareness theory developed for use in emergency preparedness/disaster response. The theory, developed by the presenter, a nurse practitioner, was the first of its kind in the literature. Lastly, participants will hear about ways this theory may be applied in education and practice, with the hope that its usefulness may lead to further research. The audience will also be challenged to consider creating partnerships and unique practice relationships that will help prepare the NP population to be a part of emergency preparedness and disaster response.

18.3.062 Endocrine Care of the Transgender Patient

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Kathryn Tierney, MSN, APRN-BC, FNP

Transgender hormone therapy is just one part of a person's health. Nurse practitioners will be able to use the information provided in this lecture to be able to approach and care for transgender people competently and confidently. This presentation will include a review of transgender health in endocrinology with a focus on how treatment in the specialty arena translates to primary care and long-term prevention of disease. The presentation will review the medications used for transgender hormone therapy including immediate and long-term effects, enhancing sought after effects, reducing unwanted side effects, and how to appropriately screen for preventable diseases long term. Presentation will include endocrine specific issues including hyperprolactinemia, obesity, diabetes and management of dyslipidemia on hormone therapy. Case studies will help personalize the algorithms and lead to better understanding of the expected and adverse effects of therapy.

18.3.063 Successfully Moving from the Clinic to the Classroom

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Melissa Kalensky, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE

With a dearth of nursing faculty nationwide, practicing APRNs will be increasingly called on to fill vacant faculty positions. Even so, APRNs may not receive formal training in teaching and learning principles, and a lack of discussion regarding how to effectively transition from a clinical to classroom setting may impede success. This presentation outlines the process of role transition from recognizing your ideal position to strategies for success in your first year. General rank criteria, as well as identification of considerations for tenured versus non-tenured and research versus clinical track positions will be discussed. Approaches to applying for a faculty position, negotiating role expectations, and interviewing in an academic setting will be reviewed. Finally, examination of most common expectations in a faculty role- teaching, scholarship, and service- along with strategies to address these demands will help you take an intentional approach to meeting the initial challenges of an academic appointment.

18.3.064 Gimme Shelter! Considerations for Disaster Medical Response and the Lessons Learned from Recent Florida & Puerto Rico Experiences

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Travel Medicine
Speaker(s):
Joel Dulaigh, MSN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, Captain, United States Public Health Service; George E. Flores, MS, RN, Commander, United States Public Health Service

This presentation will highlight personal accounts of the response to Florida after hurricane Irma and the response to Puerto Rico following the impacts of both Irma and Maria. The presenters will discuss personal preparedness to deploy including individual physical, emotional and psychological considerations to consider before deploying to a disaster region. We will discuss some of the differences in patient population during disaster of this type as well as the resources required to support a medical response. Information will be presented on the various agencies involved in a federal response as well as the avenues available for any nurse practitioner to become part of a regional or national response team, while still remaining in their current position.

18.3.065 Occupational Health: 60 Tips in 60 Minutes, Plus More!

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Occupational Health
Speaker(s):
Arlene Guzik, DNP, ARNP-BC, FAAOHN

In today’s practice environment, NPs are involved with the care of workers in various venues: employer-based clinics, urgent care, occupational medicine clinics, retail clinics and specialty practices. By understanding the core principles and practices that lead to success, the NP will lend more value in the specialty of occupational health. The purpose of this presentation is to present the key competencies of the NP within the specialty of occupational health. This presentation will cover administrative, clinical and regulatory aspects that provide value to the NPs role as a specialty provider of occupational health and safety services. Becoming an expert in the specialty of occupational health requires content expertise as well as clinical expertise. This rapid fire presentation will provide the participant with a multitude of practice pearls for practical implementation.

18.3.066 Osteoarthritis 2018

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Occupational Health, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Surgical
Speaker(s):
Michael E. Zychowicz, DNP, ANP, FAANP, FAAN

Following this presentation the learner will have the most current understanding of the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis. In addition, clinicians will understand what evidence based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options are available to treat their patients with osteoarthritis.  Repeated in 18.3.076

18.3.067 Reality Check: Are You Evidence-Based When Prescribing Psychotropic Drugs for Your Older Patients?

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Gerontology, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Margaret Huryk, DNP, APN, GNP-BC

As our population ages, nurse practitioners need to understand and apply evidence-based interventions to manage the mental health issues of older adult patients. The divide between current research and current practices is alarmingly wide. Prescribing for the older adult experiencing anxiety, depression and behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) is very complex. Black Box Warnings, FDA advisories and current research create a difficult climate. The presentation will examine the appropriateness of drugs that are currently in wide use (antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, benzodiazepines, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and NMDA receptor antagonists) in light of current research, expert opinion and the lecturer's experience in successfully prescribing for this vulnerable age group. A case study approach will be utilized for the participants to actively engage and learn how and what to prescribe with different clinical presentations.

18.3.068 Insomnia & Pharmacology Treatment: Where is the Evidence?

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pharmacology, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Nanette Alexander, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP

Insomnia has a financial cost to society, an emotional cost to patients and their families. Lost work productivity, sacrifices of family time and increases in work and home accidents causing harm. This presentation will allow the correct diagnosis with an evidenced treatment plan. Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments will be reviewed. Nurse practitioners are first line to hear these complaints and initiate appropriate treatments. Insomnia is a significant financial and health burden for society and it affects millions of Americans. The 2009 Sleep in America Poll reported only 49% of respondents as having a “good night of sleep” every night, 26% of respondents had one few nights a week, while 24% get a good night’s sleep only several times a month. Insomnia is often self-treated. Thirty percent of Americans reported using a sleep aid at least a few nights a week. The use of alcohol as a sleep aid has been reported by 7-13% of the population, Pharmaceutical treatment for insomnia has also increased. Prescription sleep medication usage increased by 3% since 2001 to a current total of 8% of diagnosed cases ("Sleep In America - Health and Safety," 2009). This presentation will review insomnia and sleep diagnoses, and evidence-based pharmacological therapy.

18.3.069 Promoting Positive Sexual Health: It is a Quality of Life Issue

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Barb Dehn, NP, FAANP, NCMP; Diane Todd Pace, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, FAAN

In general, most women report that they are reluctant to seek help for sexual health issues. Providers are generally not comfortable asking patients and patients are generally not comfortable asking us. Yet, women think their provider should routinely ask about their sexual health. Many barriers have been identified preventing providers from providing sexual health interventions including: embarrassment; inadequate knowledge/skills; concern that management of sexual health issues will be time-consuming and/or poorly reimbursed. This presentation will address barriers, discuss the Basson sexual health model that may influence low sexual arousal/desire and can influence the plan of care, present health issues which occur at aging and menopause that may increase sexual health issues and dyspareunia, and provide actual tools for helping patients to cope with many of these issues.

18.3.070 Increasing Access to Primary Care: NP Research That Motivated Private Sector Policy Makers to Act

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Primary Care, Research
Speaker(s):
Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP(h)

Dr. Buerhaus will briefly review a program of research focused on increasing access to primary care through expanding the use of nurse practitioners. He will summarize studies on the geographical location of primary care physicians and new forecasts of physician and NP supply through 2030, including forecasts of physicians practicing in rural areas through 2030. Next he will provide a high-level overview of recent studies using national  Medicare claims data to determine the types, quantities, costs, and quality of primary care provided to Medicare beneficiaries by NPs and primary care physicians. Finally, he will describe how this body of research motivated a Washington DC based think tank to become involved in influencing federal and state policymakers to remove restrictions placed on NPs.

18.3.074 Human Trafficking: Identification & Treatment of Victims in the Clinical Setting

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Emergency, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pediatric, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Jessica Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE

There are currently 30 million people in slavery, more than any time in history. 27% of victims are children, with the average age of entry 12-14 years old. The life expectancy of a trafficking victim is only 7 years. This is a $32 billion annual market and the fastest growing criminal industry in the U.S. Risk factors for trafficking include low self-esteem, orphan-status, abuse, poverty, and runaways. Victims present in clinics, schools, hospitals, and emergency rooms. An estimated 87% of rescued trafficking victims had encounter(s) with a healthcare provider during captivity in which they were not recognized as victims, missing opportunity for rescue and improved health outcomes. The ANA states nursing professionals are in a perfect position to intervene and advocate for these vulnerable persons in the myriad of health settings to which they may present. This presentation will equip APRNs to identify and intervene on behalf of potential victims.

18.3.075 Evaluating Anemias Like a Pro

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Hematology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Anemias may signal a nutrient deficiency like iron or B12 and are usually easy to diagnose, but what about when 2 anemias are present at the same time--as is common in older adults? With examples and case studies, you'll learn a systematic approach with strategies to evaluate and diagnose anemias like a pro!  Repeat of 18.3.041

18.3.076 Osteoarthritis 2018

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Occupational Health, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Surgical
Speaker(s):
Michael E. Zychowicz, DNP, ANP, FAANP, FAAN

Following this presentation the learner will have the most current understanding of the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis. In addition, clinicians will understand what evidence based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options are available to treat their patients with osteoarthritis.  Repeat of 18.3.066

18.3.077 Tools for the Challenges of Pain Management in 2018

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Complementary/Alternative Therapies, Pain Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Deb Kiley, DNP, NP-C, FNP-BC, FAANP, CIHC; Yvonne, DArcy, MS, ARNP-C, CNS, FAANP

The current opioid overdose epidemic and evolving standard of care for the use of opioids as well as changes in reimbursement mandates that NPs have expanded toolboxes available to provide patients assistance in managing their pain. This presentation will briefly review the current FDA guidelines for opioid prescribing and focus on pain management using other approaches. OTC and supplement selection, adjunctive therapies including PT, Pilates and yoga will be presented. In addition, the role of mind body medicine and use of advanced intervention techniques such as Spinal Cord Stimulation and injections will be discussed. Case studies will be presented to illustrate use of these treatments.

18.3.078 Nurse Practitioners in Palliative Care: Traversing a New Specialty

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Health Promotion/Wellness, Hospitalist/In-Patient
Speaker(s):
Julie Glendenning, ANP, CHPN

This is a timely topic for NPs as the NP model for delivering exceptional care to patients with severe, life-limiting illness is the answer to the changing healthcare environment. In a world of post acute population healthcare and venture capitalists payers, and merging health care giants, we can make a difference in patient and families lives while delivering cost effective care. This presentation will look at the unique aspects of palliative care and how NPs are poised to be the leaders in this subspecialty. Nurses have been doing hospice and palliative care for decades. This presentation will also compare and contrast the unique experiences of community-based care vs hospital-based and office based care while identifying core competencies in the field of hospice and palliative care as well as barriers to billing in the hospice world. We are in a position to advocate for a change in legislation at the federal and state level to provide exceptional care while saving Medicare and Medicaid money.

18.3.079 Pharmacology Update 2018

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP

What is the latest in drug therapy? What are the latest new uses and cautions for use of established medications?  Learn the answers to these and other questions in this informative session.

18.3.080 Medical Marijuana: Keeping Our Patients Safe

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Complementary/Alternative Therapies, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Kathleen Richardson, DNP, ARNP, NP-C, ENP-BC, CEN, FAEN

In a time where medical marijuana is legal in 28 states and the DC, patients may seek primary care advice as to the use of medical marijuana. Unfortunately, primary care providers may be ill-prepared to have an informed conversation regarding efficacy and elect not to have the discussion with their patients. Instead patients may seek care from alternative providers unfamiliar with their medical history. NPs must be informed in order to insure patient safety. The purpose of this presentation is to afford advanced practice providers the requisite knowledge necessary to have informed conversations with their patients about medical marijuana. Topics covered will include fundamental components of the endocannabinoid system, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of cannabinoid products and techniques, tools and methods to improve safety and efficacy of cannabinoid use.   Repeat of 18.3.045

18.3.081 Management of Chronic Lung Disease in the Primary Care Setting: An Update for the Nurse Practitioner

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pharmacology, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Jennifer Rodgers, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC; Susan Tallieu, ACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioners frequently encounter patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, and bronchiectasis in the primary care setting. Chronic lung diseases impact patients across their lifespan; early detection and treatment can decrease complications, increase quality of life while decreasing the risk for frequent emergency room visits, recurrent hospitalizations, and increased healthcare cost. The management of chronic pulmonary disease can be complex to manage in the primary care setting. This presentation provides the most current information to update NPs on the latest clinical guidelines and treatment options for patients with COPD, asthma and bronchiectasis. Case studies will be utilized to engage the audience in the application of the latest guidelines related to COPD, asthma and bronchiectasis. The presentation will discuss the treatment options available for those patients who experience a combination of COPD, asthma, and/or bronchiectasis. This presentation contains content relevant to any NP in the primary care setting.  Repeat of 18.3.048

18.3.082 Acute Care Specialty Practice Group (SPG)

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Specialty Practice Group
CE Hours: 1
Additional Fee: $20
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care
Speaker(s):
Laura McRee, DNP, ACNP-BC, RNFA; Brian Widmar, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, ACNPC, CCRN

Specialty Practice Groups (SPGs) are communities within AANP who share common goals in advancing knowledge and professional development in select areas. Each session is a professional discussion for NPs practicing in this specialty.

18.3.083 Cardiology Specialty Practice Group (SPG)

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: SPG
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular
Speaker(s):
Margaret Bowers, DNP, FNP, CHSE, AACC, FAANP; Mary Ellen Roberts, DNP, APN-c, FNAP, FAAN, FAANP

Specialty Practice Groups (SPGs) are communities within AANP who share common goals in advancing knowledge and professional development in select areas. Each session is a professional discussion for NPs practicing in this specialty.

18.3.084 Endocrine Specialty Practice Group (SPG)

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Specialty Practice Group
CE Hours: 1
Additional Fee: $20
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology
Speaker(s):
Melanie E. Mabrey, DNP, ACNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDTC, FAANP; Susan S. VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP

Specialty Practice Groups (SPGs) are communities within AANP who share common goals in advancing knowledge and professional development in select areas. Each session is a professional discussion for NPs practicing in this specialty.

18.3.085 Psychiatric/Mental Health Specialty Practice Group (SPG)

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: SPG
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Kathleen T. McCoy, DNSc, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP

Specialty Practice Groups (SPGs) are communities within AANP who share common goals in advancing knowledge and professional development in select areas. Each session is a professional discussion for NPs practicing in this specialty.

18.3.086 Disaster Preparedness Interest Forum

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Interest Forum
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Emergency, Primary Care, Research
Speaker(s):
James LaVelle Dickens, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, CAPT, United States Public Health Service; CAPT Edward L. Poindexter, FNP-BC

Opportunities for facilitated group discussion with others interested in this topic

18.3.087 NP Preceptor Interest Forum (This forum will provide an opportunity for faculty and preceptors to discuss issues related to precepting students.)

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Interest Forum
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Elizabeth R. Barker, PhD, APRN-BC, FACHE, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN; Melody Wilkinson, RN, FNP-BC, DNP

Opportunities for facilitated group discussion with others interested in this topic

18.3.088 Occupational Health Interest Forum

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Interest Forum
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Occupational Health
Speaker(s):
Jean H Aertker, DNP, ARNP-BC, COHN-s, FAANP; Sheryl Giordano, APRN-C

Opportunities for facilitated group discussion with others interested in this topic

18.3.089 Palliative Care Interest Forum

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Interest Forum
CE Hours: 1
Speaker(s):
Susan M. Beidler, PhD, MBE, ARNP, FAANP; Margaret M. Dean, RN, CS-BC, GNP-BC, NP-C, MSN, FAANP

Opportunities for facilitated group discussion with others interested in this topic

18.3.090 Research Interest Forum

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Interest Forum
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Research
Speaker(s):
Susan Weber Buchholz, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP; Tracy A. Klein, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, FAANP; Michelle L. Cook, PhD, MPH, Vice President, Research Department, AANP

Opportunities for facilitated group discussion with others interested in this topic

18.3.102 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 2 Skill Stations - Part 1

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 2.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Pharmacology, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Kent Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-c, FCCM, FAANP; Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Sophia Chu Rodgers, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Justin Speyer, ARNP, FNP-BC; Heather Meissen, ACNP, CCRN, FCCM, FAA

FCCS will be held in meeting rooms at a nearby Denver hotel.FCCS will be held in meeting rooms at Embassy Suites Downtown Denver (across the street from the convention center).


This is an educational course spread over a 3-day period at this conference and is supported by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) is designed for both instructors and providers. FCCS is a standardized course, providing an approach to initial management (first 24 hours) of the critically ill patient for the non-intensivist. The course offers classroom and hands on interactive instruction, especially care related to mechanical ventilation, organ hypo-perfusion, respiratory failure, acute coronary syndromes and neurological/trauma support.

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FCCS - Group 2 Schedule:

Wednesday, June 27

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 18.2.011 - Lectures - Part 1

Thursday, June 28

7:45 AM - 12:00 PM - 18.3.011 - Lectures - Part 2

Thursday, June 28

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 18.3.102 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Friday, June 29

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 18.4.112 - Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post-Test

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Important Notes: There will be a lunch break each day (on your own and not in the workshop). A course textbook is required for each participant and is included in the $200.00 fee. Payment is due at time of conference registration. Once you have received the textbook and other materials in early May, no refund is available for course if cancelled by the registrant. You will receive a completion certificate in this course only if you attend and complete the entire course and pass the post-test.

18.3.106 General Session: 2018 Annual Legislative Policy Update

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: General Session
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
MaryAnne Sapio, BS, Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, AANP; Tay Kopanos, NP, DNP, Vice President, State Government Affairs, AANP

MaryAnne Sapio and Tay Kopanos, the Vice Presidents of Government Affairs at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners at the Office of Government Affairs will cover current state and federal policy issues and provide an update on active legislation at the state and national levels.

18.3.107 The Essential Toolkit for Musculoskeletal Injections in Primary Care

Time: 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 3.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Orthopedics, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Laurel Short, MSN, FNP-c

This lively, fun and interactive workshop will use PowerPoint and return demonstration practice on manikin and human models to learn orthopedic injections commonly performed in the primary care setting. The workshop will include general information for injection techniques, as well as specific training for multiple injection sites. You will leave with a better understanding and confidence for these important procedures! Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants & manikins. Repeat of 18.1.020, 18.1.040 & 18.2.090

18.3.110 Attended NP Posters: Group 1

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Poster
CE Hours: 1.75
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Attended NP Invited Posters: Group 1 Posters exhibit for Thursday only

18.3.111 Attended NP Posters: Group 1

Time: 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Poster
CE Hours: 0.5
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Attended NP Invited Posters: Group 1 Posters exhibit for Thursday only

18.3.113 Rapid Fire: Mobile Health Unit in Rural Central Texas: Improving Health Outcomes & Health Equity

Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Speaker(s):
Anna Jessup, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

Repeated in 18.3.125

18.3.115 Rapid Fire: Screening & Preventative Care Update Across the Lifespan

Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Pediatric, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Jenny Condon, DNP, FNP-C; Keri Benjamin, FNP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

Repeated in 18.3.131

18.3.116 Rapid Fire: Developing Effective Rural Based Interprofessional Clinical Practice Teams: Utilizing TeamSTEPPS Training to Strengthen & Support the APRN Leadership Role

Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Susan Kimble, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.3.117 Rapid Fire: An Asymptomatic Patient with Severe Hypertension in Your Office: An Evidence-Based Approach to Evaluation and Management

Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Irina Benenson, DNP, FNP-C, CEN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

Repeated in 18.3.132

18.3.118 Rapid Fire: Going Home: A Safe Transition From NICU to Primary Care

Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Pediatric, Primary Care, Technology
Speaker(s):
Laura Reed, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Amy Koehn, PhD, NNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

Repeated in 18.3.133

18.3.119 Rapid Fire: PReP: Are You Ready?

Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Infectious Disease, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Melody Wilkinson, DNP, FNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.3.120 Rapid Fire: Peripheral Arterial Disease: Preventing Critical Limb Ischemia & Restoring the Flow

Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Speaker(s):
Nancy Eleanor Stone, PhD, APRN-BC, NP-C, CCRN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

Repeated in 18.3.126

18.3.121 Rapid Fire: Pre-Operative Anemia Management in a Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic

Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Speaker(s):
Amy Leitch, DNP, ARNP, CPNP, FNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

Repeated in 18.3.127

18.3.122 Rapid Fire: Lifting the Fog: Delirium Prevention & Management

Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Speaker(s):
Shara Viles, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

Repeated in 18.3.128

18.3.123 Rapid Fire: Evaluation of the Global Health Service Partnership

Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Speaker(s):
Louise Kaplan, PhD, AARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

Repeated in 18.3.129

18.3.124 Rapid Fire: Evidence-Based Prevention & Screening Guidelines for Cancer

Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Oncology, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Stanley Mark Foster, MSN, FNP, DNP, APRN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.3.125 Rapid Fire: Mobile Health Unit in Rural Central Texas: Improving Health Outcomes & Health Equity

Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Primary Care, Research
Speaker(s):
Anna Jessup, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

Repeat of 18.3.113

18.3.126 Rapid Fire: Peripheral Arterial Disease: Preventing Critical Limb Ischemia & Restoring the Flow

Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular
Speaker(s):
Nancy Eleanor Stone, PhD, APRN-BC, NP-C, CCRN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

Repeat of 18.3.120

18.3.127 Rapid Fire: Pre-Operative Anemia Management in a Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic

Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Gastroenterology, Hematology, Surgical, Urology
Speaker(s):
Amy Leitch, DNP, ARNP, CPNP, FNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

Repeat of 18.3.121

18.3.128 Rapid Fire: Lifting the Fog: Delirium Prevention & Management

Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Gerontology, Neurology, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Shara Viles, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

Repeat of 18.3.122

18.3.129 Rapid Fire: Evaluation of the Global Health Service Partnership

Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Speaker(s):
Louise Kaplan, PhD, AARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

Repeat of 18.3.123

18.3.131 Rapid Fire: Screening & Preventative Care Update Across the Lifespan

Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Speaker(s):
Jenny Condon, DNP, FNP-C; Keri Benjamin, FNP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

Repeat of 18.3.115

18.3.132 Rapid Fire: An Asymptomatic Patient with Severe Hypertension in Your Office: An Evidence-Based Approach to Evaluation and Management

Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Speaker(s):
Irina Benenson, DNP, FNP-C, CEN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

Repeat of 18.3.117

18.3.133 Rapid Fire: Going Home: A Safe Transition From NICU to Primary Care

Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Thursday, 6/28)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Speaker(s):
Laura Reed, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Amy Koehn, PhD, NNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

Repeat of 18.3.118


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18.4.014 Advanced Suturing: Taking Your Skills to the Next Level!

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Emergency, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Greg Brooks, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

This workshop will discuss how to utilize different suturing techniques (running simple, horizontal mattress, buried, half-buried, & corner stitches) on irregular surfaces and various locations on the human body. Attendees will also review digital blocks to apply to their practice.

Prerequisite: Participants must have taken a Basic Suturing workshop prior to June 2018, or regularly use basic suturing in practice. If you do not have this experience, do not register for this workshop as it is not fair to the other participants who have the required background and knowledge.

18.4.018 Interactive Skills Seminar: Personal Strategies to Support Patients in Implementing Lifestyle Change to Improve Patient Outcomes

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 2.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Complementary/Alternative Therapies, Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Deb Kiley, DNP, NP-C, FNP-BC, FAANP, CIHC; Susan S. VanBeuge, DNP, APN, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP; Cindy Cooke, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

Lifestyle changes and wellness programs are widely discussed and have variable impact on patient outcomes. Success in helping patients make change requires understanding of the interrelationship of mind, body and spirit on health and wellness and skilled use of theories of change. In this interactive session, the fundamentals of good selfcare, including the balance of mind/body/spirit will be reviewed. NPs will have a safe space to practice using evidence-based techniques, and to experience the challenges patients face when receiving this information. During this session, participants can develop strategies that fit their personal professional practice.

18.4.019 Bugs & Drugs: Overview of Antibiotics

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Infectious Disease, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Melinda C. Joyce, PharmD, FAPhA, FACHE

The importance of prudent prescribing of antimicrobial agents cannot be overstated. With the ever-increasing issues of antibiotic resistance coupled with national mandates and quality metrics involving antibiotic usage, this presentation will review evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of various infections. This presentation will review adverse reactions, potential drug-drug interactions, precautions, and contraindications with some of the commonly prescribed antibiotics. The mechanisms of how antibiotic resistance occurs along with strategies to help prevent the development of antibiotic resistance will be covered.

18.4.020 GYN Exam Challenges: From Frustration to Finesse

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Primary Care, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Describe and demonstrate general approaches to improve your Gyn exam skills, focusing on challenges. Identify various normal and abnormal GYN exam findings. Discuss approaches for managing pelvic exam challenges & special populations.

18.4.024 Intermediate Spanish for NPs

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Diane Davalos Beale, MA, PhD(abd)

This is fun, fast engaging learning for those who have some background in medical Spanish. Learn questions and commands relative to the present illness, past medical history, parts of the body, physical exam, diagnosis, treatment and cultural considerations.

Important Note: Please do not take this seminar as a refresher course if you have basic Spanish skills. If you have questions, ask AANP to contact the instructors on your behalf.

18.4.025 Analysis of the 12-Lead ECG for Primary & Acute Care Providers

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 3.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Sally K. Miller, PhD, APRN, AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP

This Program presents the systematic evaluation of the 12 lead ECG including rate rhythm, intervals, axis and morphology. Assesment of rate with respect to its implication for metabolic disease and drug toxicity is presented. Rhythm implications are reviewed and PR, QRS and ST segment intervals are evaluated. Axis determination using the hexaxial plot is presented. Morphologic changes of the P wave, QRS complex, ST segment and T wave morphology are analyzed in terms of both acute and chronic changes. Repeat of 18.3.030 and Repeated in 18.4.110

18.4.028 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 1 Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post Test

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 3.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Pharmacology, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Kent Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-c, FCCM, FAANP; Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Sophia Chu Rodgers, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Justin Speyer, ARNP, FNP-BC; Heather Meissen, ACNP, CCRN, FCCM, FAA

FCCS will be held in meeting rooms at a nearby Denver hotel.

This is an educational course spread over a 3-day period at this conference and is supported by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) is designed for both instructors and providers. FCCS is a standardized course, providing an approach to initial management (first 24 hours) of the critically ill patient for the non-intensivist. The course offers classroom and hands on interactive instruction, especially care related to mechanical ventilation, organ hypo-perfusion, respiratory failure, acute coronary syndromes and neurological/trauma support.

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FCCS - Group 1 Schedule:

Wednesday, June 27

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 18.2.010 - Lectures - Part 1

Wednesday, June 27

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 18.2.115 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Thursday, June 28

7:45 AM - 12:00 PM - 18.3.010 - Lectures - Part 2

Friday, June 29

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 18.4.028 - Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post-Test

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Important Notes: There will be a lunch break each day (on your own and not in the workshop). A course textbook is required for each participant and is included in the $200.00 fee. Payment is due at time of conference registration. Once you have received the textbook and other materials in early May, no refund is available for course if cancelled by the registrant. You will receive a completion certificate in this course only if you attend and complete the entire course and pass the post-test.

18.4.034 Neurological Radiology Indications & Interpretation: What to Order When

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Neurology, Radiology
Speaker(s):
Linda Herrmann, PhD, RN, AGACNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP

This presentation is relevant to our diverse NP audience because it will enhance an area of their clinical practice not often or deeply covered in NP education or in practice. The numbers of patients with cerebrovascular disease and traumatic injury are increasing. Thus, providers in acute and primary care should be armed with the foundational knowledge of appropriate neurological imaging and evaluation. This interactive presentation will engage attendees in a scintillating review of the main types of imaging used for a neurological work-up in. This will include a review of plain X-rays, CT imaging (including CT angiography), MRI (functional, navigational for planning, spectrography), MR angiogram, MR venogram and conventional diagnostic angiograms. In addition, I will use a case-based approach to illustrate a review of the indications for when to order such imaging, and a review of imaging findings. Attendees will be engaged via audience participation software for immediate feedback and an enhanced learning environment.

18.4.035 Current Trends in Youth Nicotine Use and Implications for Future Development of Substance Misuse Disorders

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pediatric
Speaker(s):
Laura Searcy, MN, APRN, PPCNP-BC

Any substance use by youth is risky due to the neurodevelopmental vulnerability of the youth brain. This especially is true where nicotine use is concerned. E-cigarettes and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) are now the most commonly used tobacco products among youth in the United States with use of these products increasing by an alarming 900% among U.S. high school students between 2011 and 2015. This presentation will review what is known and not known about these novel tobacco products. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the neurodevelopmental effects and increased risks associated with nicotine use by of youth. Clinicians will be able to apply this information to update and adjust common screening and counseling practices. Health policy issues surrounding the regulation and marketing of nicotine containing products to youth, comprehensive tobacco control and implementation evidence-based prevention strategies will be addressed, and opportunities for advocacy will be discussed.

18.4.036 Aesthetics Easy? Not So Fast. Understanding the Key Landmarks, Pitfalls & Complications of Aesthetic Procedures

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Aesthetic
Speaker(s):
Diane Hanna, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C

Cosmetic/Aesthetic procedures are continuing to grow and become incorporated in non-dermatology and plastic surgery settings. While these procedures may appear to be straightforward, there often is a lack of training and education venues for understanding of the basic foundation for safe practice and enhanced patient outcomes. This presentation will provide the basic key fundamental core knowledge needed in order to safely consider if doing aesthetics is right for you and your patient population. This presentation will cover psychological screening for at risk patients and the tools to do so, basic head and neck anatomy will be reviewed, key landmarks to know and pitfalls to avoid will be discussed. Finally, identifying the right procedure for the right cosmetic patient will be outlined. This presentation includes case studies.

18.4.037 Profits, Costs & RVUs: Business Metrics 101 for the Nurse Practitioner

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Business/Professional, Convenient/Urgent Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Frank Manole, DNP, MBA, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Mary DiGiulio, DNP, APN, FAANP

You’ve mastered the clinical content to be a skilled and effective nurse practitioner. You are able to safely make a difference in thousands of lives. However, when it comes to understanding the business of healthcare, you find yourself under-prepared to navigate the waters. You’re not alone! In today’s healthcare environment, providers are expected to care for patients, but are also measured against productivity standards and profit margin. Nurse practitioners often find themselves inadequately prepared to navigate the business side of healthcare. There is an abundance of proof that nurse practitioners provide quality care, often to the most under-served populations. This presentation will provide an explanation of fundamental business concepts for practicing clinicians. These concepts will be illustrated with real world examples that can be adapted to an individual's own clinical practice setting. This presentation will provide a basic understanding of essential business concepts that are applicable in a variety of clinical settings. The nurse practitioner will have an increased understanding of the importance of appropriate financial management in their own setting which will allow them to achieve a sustainable practice management approach.

18.4.038 Here Comes the Sun, Here Comes the Rash

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Dermatology, Emergency, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Susan T. Voss, DNP, FNP-BC, DCNP, FAANP

Patients may present to their primary care provider (family, adult, pediatric), ambulatory care clinics, and emergency departments for various types of rashes. However, some rashes only appear on sun-exposed skin or only during the warm months of the year. Exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun can cause or exacerbate various rashes. Proper identification and treatment of photodermatoses is important for patients of all ages. These photosensitivity dermatoses can be classified as idiopathic photodermatoses, genetic photodermatoses, metabolic photodermatoses and exogenous photodermatoses. This presentation will discuss the presentation, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic workup, and treatment of these rashes. Case studies will be presented and discussed. Conditions discussed will include but not be limited to porphyria, lupus erythematosus, polymorphous light eruption, and drug-induced phototoxicity.

18.4.039 I've Got Your Back: Differential Diagnosis of Low Back Pain

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Karen Sue Hoyt, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN. FAANP, FAAN

Patients who present with low back pain as their chief complaint represent a real challenge for the ENP. This presentation will offer strategies for choosing the correct diagnosis for a patient who presents with low back pain (LBP). Real case LBP scenarios selected by the presenter will be given during the lecture. The assessment and management for each case will also briefly be discussed during this presentation. Some causes of low back pain can be life-threatening. Therefore, rapid assessment by the ENP is essential for early identification and treatment. This presentation will discuss the obvious and not-so-obvious differential diagnoses and medical decision making for patients presenting with low back pain. Real case studies will be used to highlight the orthopedic, cardiovascular, neurologic, infectious, and other etiologies to consider in the differential diagnosis of low back pain. The assessment and management for each case will also briefly be discussed during this presentation. Repeated in 18.4.134

18.4.040 Cultural Considerations for Successful Diabetes Management in Diverse Populations

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Complementary/Alternative Therapies, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness
Speaker(s):
Jamie Jadid, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE

This presentation will review factors that affect diabetes management in ethnic populations including cultural beliefs and myths, health literacy, educational background and accessibility to healthcare services. Cultural competency and culturally specific communication tools will be discussed to improve diabetes self-management and provide quality healthcare that is responsive to diverse health beliefs.

18.4.041 Chronic Hepatitis C: An Update for Primary Care Providers

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Complementary/Alternative Therapies, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Donald Gardenier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP

As primary care providers, NPs are typically the first point of care for patients with chronic hepatitis C, a majority of whom still don't know they are infected. And given a focus on underserved populations, NPs can expect a higher prevalence of chronic hepatitis C among their patients. Recognizing who is at risk and knowing appropriate screening and evaluation of chronic hepatitis C are critical skills for NPs. Approximately 3% of the world's population is infected with hepatitis C. Up to 75% of individuals with chronic hepatitis C are unaware of their status. Individuals born between 1945 and 1965 account for 75% of infections. Subspecialty practices where patient evaluation and treatment have traditionally taken place do not have the needed capacity and new developments have made treatment easier and shorter. As a result, primary care practices have developed collaborative models aimed at treating hepatitis C earlier when it has an increased likelihood of success. The goal is avoidance of long-term complications including end-stage liver disease. In this presentation, the epidemiology and natural history of chronic hepatitis C will be reviewed, as will evaluation and treatment with an emphasis on concurrent primary care in order to maximize outcomes. New and coming developments will be discussed.   Repeated in 18.4.136

18.4.042 First Do No Harm: Providing Primary Care for Veterans, Active Duty Military & Their Families

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Catherine G. Ling, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, Associate Dean for Graduate Clinical Programs, USF Health College of Nursing; Heather Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)

Currently there are 22.7 million veterans, National Guard members and Reservists in communities across the country. For the Active Duty, roughly 90% live in the civilian community. Over two million TriCare beneficiaries are not eligible for health care access at a Military Treatment Facility. Also, 75-80 percent of veterans are seen in the civilian sector and not in a Veterans Health Administration facility. Veterans, Family and Service Members are being seen by providers who are unaware of the physical and psychological cost of military service and association. It is imperative that Advanced Practice Nurses know how to identify the needs of this vulnerable population, provide appropriate screenings and resources in order to mitigate the impact of service connected co-morbidities. This presentation is highly relevant because community based NPs are often poorly equipped to screen and/or provide resources for Veterans, Active Duty and their families. The vast majority of military connected individuals and families will be seen in community settings. This makes it incumbent on NPs to understand, identify and treat military related families.

18.4.043 Migraine: Updates in Management & Headache Emergencies

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Neurology, Primary Care, Radiology
Speaker(s):
Calli Cook, MSN, FNP-C

Headache is an enormous healthcare burden resulting in billions of dollars in workforce revenue lost and millions of lost workdays per year. While many headache syndromes are benign there are certain clinical findings that require addition evaluation. The aim of this presentation is to update the nurse practitioner (NP) on best clinical practices in caring for the patient with migraine headaches and identifying headache emergencies. This will include an overview of the pathophysiology of migraine as well as diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and when clinical findings represent an emergent situation. The NP will achieve improved understanding of migraine management and when the clinical symptom of headache requires emergent treatment. Headache syndromes are common and with understanding of the current updates in migraine management as well as headache emergencies, the NP can identify which headaches are emergencies and which require empiric treatment.

18.4.044 Children at Risk of Maltreatment: Identification & Intervention

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Emergency, Pediatric, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Kathleen Jordan, DNP, MS, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, ENP-C, SANE-P, FAEN

Injury and violence prevention is a national public health objective. Actions must be directed towards the primary and secondary prevention of child maltreatment. It is documented that providers consistently report that their current level of education and training regarding the identification and intervention of children at risk of maltreatment needs improvement. Advanced practice nurses must engage in a strong effort to increase their knowledge and skill set towards the protection and safety of children. Child maltreatment is a significant public health problem and described as one of the greatest threats facing the health, welfare, and social well-being of children. The effect of child maltreatment on the children involved, their families, and society as a whole is substantial. Despite mandatory reporting laws, the poignant reality is that child maltreatment is significantly under-recognized and underreported. Evidence indicates that only 1 in 3 children who experience maltreatment are ever identified and brought to the attention of child protective services. Advanced practice nurses are frequently called upon to assume a leadership role in the diagnosis and interprofessional management of suspected maltreatment to ensure the safety and protection of children. The purpose of this presentation is to present an evidence-based discussion of the scope of the problem, contributing barriers to recognition and reporting, and suggestions for interventions designed to achieve the goals of primary and secondary prevention.

18.4.046 Concussion Update: A Review of the Current Sports-Related Concussion Guidelines

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Emergency, Neurology, Pediatric, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Craig Nuttall, DNP, FNP-C

Concussions are a common sports-related injury that present frequently to primary care clinics as well as urgent cares and emergency departments. Our understanding of concussions is rapidly evolving. NPs working in these settings need to update their knowledge frequently regarding current clinical practice guidelines for concussion. This presentation will help update NPs regarding current clinical practice guidelines for concussion and will hopefully lead to improved patient care and outcomes. This presentation is designed to help fill knowledge gaps and update nurse practitioners on current evidence based practice regarding sport-related concussion evaluation, diagnosis and management. The presentation will be taught using an unfolding case study. This method will be used to help NPs see how current evidence can be applied to real world situations. The case study will lead the learner through the pathophysiology, proper history and physical exam, diagnosis and management of sport-related concussion in youth. All course content will be gathered form current clinical practice guidelines (CPG) including the consensus statement on concussion in sport and the American Academy of Neurology CPG on concussion in sport (McCrory, Feddermann-Demont, et al., 2017). Current evidence will also be gathered through a literature search and appraisal. Learner participation will be solicited through questions and small group discussions.

18.4.047 Working Together to Improve Patient-Centered Depression Screening & Treatment Through Shared Decision Making

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Speakers: Luann Richardson, FNP, PMHNP, PhD, FAANP; Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAANP; and Facilitators: Leslie K. Robbins, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP; Kirstyn M. Kameg, DNP, PMHNP-BC

This activity and presentation will include a discussion on the background, general facts and etiology of depression, followed with an overview of treatment options including discussion of multiple medications and non-pharm options available. We will then provide an overview on shared decision making in reference choosing an option for treating depression. We will follow this with open discussion. A main component will be discussion of cases that we will present of patients experiencing depression and options for care that include a shared decision making component. Repeated in 18.4.068

18.4.048 Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis & Acute Rhinosinusitis in Primary Care

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Wendy L. Wright, MS, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP

Millions of individuals are seen annually for allergic rhinitis and acute rhinosinusitis. This lecture will include latest recommendations for the treatment of allergic rhinitis/conjunctivitis along with the treatment of viral and bacterial rhinosinusitis

18.4.049 Pills, Puffers & More: Pulmonary Medications

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pharmacology, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Nanette Alexander, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP

Pulmonary diseases compromise a large portion of health care visits in the United States. Pharmacology is the mainstay treatment for pulmonary disease. Health care practitioners must be able to diagnose pulmonary disease and then construct a treatment plan tailored to their patients’ needs. This presentation will review current options for the treatment of pulmonary disease with a focus on pharmacodynamics of these treatment options. Pulmonary diseases compromise a large portion of health care visits in the United States. 25.9 million Americans had asthma in 2011; a rate of 84.8 per 1,000 persons. Prevalence of asthma has been increased at a rate of 2.7% since 1999. COPD is the third leading cause of death in America, claiming the lives of 133,965 Americans in 2009, in 2011 12.7 million adults were estimated to have COPD. It is estimated that impaired lung function may impact closer to 24 million US adults (American Lung Association, 2012). Pharmacology is the mainstay treatment for pulmonary disease. Practitioners must be able to diagnose pulmonary disease and then construct a treatment plan tailored to their patients’ needs. This presentation will review current options for the treatment of pulmonary disease with a focus on pharmacodynamics of these treatment options.

18.4.054 Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS): Implications for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency
Speaker(s):
Daniel O'Neill, MNP, CEN, FACNP, FAANP; Steve Branham, PhD, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, CCRN

NP practice is changing rapidly and the growth in POCUS means more NPs are utilizing this skill. This presentation will be invaluable to all NPs interested in ultrasound, and by attending this presentation, the participant will have an improved understanding of the clinical capabilities afforded By POCUS while improving patient safety coupled with reduced cost. POCUS for bedside use is exploding in the inpatient setting and the clinical utility of ultrasound has gained momentum in bedside care. The advantages include prompt screening, provisional diagnosis and confirmatory diagnosis. All these advances are accomplished with reduced radiation exposure, reduced cost from over-dependence on conventional X-ray, CT and MRI.

18.4.055 The Megacode: Going Beyond ACLS

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Frank Farkash, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC; Christi Denton Weber, BS, MSN, NP-C

A patient in cardiac arrest can be the most challenging, stressful and rewarding case for a provider to deal with. From determining immediate priorities of the code team, ensuring that current protocols are being implemented correctly, to deciding when to discontinue efforts takes concerted time and focus. This presentation will discuss the history of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, work through current literature and guidelines, discuss the pharmacologic agents commonly used, and also address the issue of family involvement within resuscitation. "Code Blue - Medical ICU" is an all too common phrase heard around most hospitals, making the skills discussed here that much more important for all providers in the acute care setting. From the emergency room to the intensive care unit, it is imperative for providers in the acute care setting to be proficient in leading resuscitative efforts and communicating effectively with all those involved.

18.4.056 Where Practice Meets Business: How to Create a Compelling Business Case

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Frank Manole, DNP, MBA, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Mary DiGiulio, DNP, APN, FAANP

You’ve experienced the “A-ha!” moment when you realized the obvious solution to a practice issue. Now you are experiencing the “What was I thinking?” moment when you need to actually plan and implement the idea. How will you get support from your boss/unit/institution/potential employer? Create an objective and compelling business case to obtain support for your idea. Hope is not a plan. Creating a business case includes a description of the value proposition relative to the current market, a realistic evaluation of costs, measurable outcomes and the ability to quantify the return on the investment. Most nurse practitioners face situations like this every day, but often either do not have the training or the confidence to effectively maneuver through these logistics. Real-life, practice-based examples of in hospital service line development, and implementation of a Federally Qualified Health Center operated by a School of Nursing will be provided. Nurse practitioners are increasingly in positions that they are required to "make the case" for a clinical program or idea to move forward. Equipping them with the necessary tools to create a compelling and well-articulated business plan will enhance their ability to sell these plans, and empower them to have a seat at the larger healthcare table.

18.4.057 Managing Heart Failure: Clinical Pearls for Nurse Practitioners in 2018

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Leslie L. Davis, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FPCNA, FAHA

The talk will discuss the latest guidelines for treating adults with heart failure with an emphasis on patients with reduced ejection fraction. Focus will be on how to optimize guideline directed medical therapy in these complex patients. Strategies will be provided for ways to overcome barriers to medication titration.

18.4.058 Can You Recognize the Common Skin Cancers? Overview of Skin Oncology 2018

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Dermatology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Oncology, Pharmacology, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Marianne Tawa, RN, MSN, ANP

All NPs in clinical practice care for patients with skin! Skin cancers are of epidemic proportion with risk groups presenting great challenges in both assessment and cost-effective management. Preventive strategies are imperative to strong AP Nursing practice. This presentation will introduce the NP audience to the spectrum of cutaneous tumors and growths that range from the commonly encountered benign lesions, to the more worrisome cutaneous malignancies. Identification of patients at higher risk for skin cancer will be elucidated. A user-friendly approach to the physical examination of skin and appendages will be interwoven. Employment of handy diagnostic tools, delivering the biopsy message, presenting current therapies and making the plug for photo protection will also be covered in this exciting presentation.

18.4.059 Bone & Mineral Health: Assessing the Structure and Avoiding Rock Slides

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Orthopedics, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Julie Unk, DNP, ANP

Osteoporosis is a systemic disease of low bone mass which increases risk of fractures. Nurse practitioners need to be able to identify and initiate proper treatment of people who are at risk for fractures in their practice. Proper treatment is based on a good quality bone density. Identification and treatment of secondary causes for osteoporosis will be discussed including steroids, cancer treatments, anti-seizure medications and chronic kidney disease. Proper nutrition, exercise and fall precautions are needed to prevent fractures. When prescribing FDA approved prescription medications to treat osteoporosis the nurse practitioner needs to be aware of the proper timing and ongoing monitoring of long term use. When to use and antiresorptive verses anabolic treatment based on a patient’s history and laboratory findings will be discussed. Nurse practitioners identify and treat osteoporosis on a daily basis in multiple clinical settings from primary care, OB-GYN, endocrinology, rheumatology, orthopedics and more. Multiple co-morbid conditions may be a factor in the patient’s response to treatment. This presentation will help the NP be more aware of those conditions and help them better guide therapy for the best patient outcome.

18.4.060 Precepting 101: Tips & Tools for Teaching

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Brenda McNeil, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN

Preceptors are in demand and essential to educate the next generation of quality nurse practitioners. This presentation will help potential and novice preceptors learn to work effectively and efficiently with nurse practitioner students in their busy practices. Topics include planning for a preceptorship, teaching methods, effective feedback, time management and working with challenging students.

18.4.061 Genetic Tests: Using Them in Clinical Practice

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Genetics/Genomics, Technology
Speaker(s):
Diane Seibert, PhD, APRN, FAAN, FAANP; Kenneth Wysocki, PhD, FNP, FAANP

Many laboratories now offer genetic testing directly to individuals (Direct to Consumer [DTC] genetic tests) and more clinicians are ordering genetic tests than ever before. This presentation reviews some of the many laboratory, clinical, ethical and interpretation issues to be considered when a genetic test is ordered. A case-based approach will be used to walk the audience through the interpretation of different genetic tests, and the unique features often embedded in a genetic test result. Role play and short video clips from “Telling Stories” will be used to provide real-world examples of best practices and challenges in conducting these delicate and often crucial conversations in a primary care setting. The public is rapidly adopting DTC genetic testing for ancestry and disease risk calculation and clinicians are more likely to include genetic testing in the health care setting. Choosing and interpreting a genetic test result can be daunting for clinicians, because they feel poorly prepared for the process. This presentation will focus on helping clinicians navigate the complex issues surrounding counseling, testing and interpreting a genetic test.

18.4.062 How to Use a Graphic Design Tool to Develop Health-Related Materials & Messages on Twitter

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Health Promotion/Wellness, Research
Speaker(s):
Chantel DePaepe, BA, Research Coordinator, Research Department, AANP; Cheryl Fattibene, MSN, MPH, CRNP

This presentation will discuss how to use Twitter for networking, health promotion and disseminating research. Participants will learn about the role of the NP in social media and why they should either start or keeping using social media. Several types of social media will be discussed, but the focus of the presentation will be on Twitter. The presentation will include a step-by-step demonstration on how to make an infographic using Canva. Several examples of social media graphics will be discussed. Tips on how to use Canva and Twitter will be shared as well as guidelines on how to ensure that materials and messages posted on social media are in compliance with HIPAA. NPs can harness social media for a variety of reasons. However, social media has potential risks such as HIPAA violations and the distribution of poor-quality data. NPs need to know how to safely and appropriately use social media.

18.4.063 I Serve 2: Meeting the Needs of Military Children in Civilian Clinical Practice

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s):
Alicia Gill Rossiter, DNP, ARNP, FNP, PCPNP-BC, FAANP, LTC (Ret), USAF Reserves Nurse Corps; Catherine G. Ling, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, Associate Dean for Graduate Clinical Programs, USF Health College of Nursing

Military children make tremendous sacrifices in support of a parent(s) military service. Over 2M children have a parent serving/served in the Armed Forces. While resilient is the word used to describe most military children, it is important to recognize the stresses/stressors of military life -- that military children serve too -- in order to support and care for them. I Serve 2: A Pocketcard for Healthcare Providers Caring for Military Children was developed by APRNs who care for military children. This presentation will provide guidance for utilization in civilian clinical practice to better identify physical, psychological and behavioral health risk factors and co-morbidities in military connected children. In addition, the I Serve 2: A Pocketcard for Healthcare Providers Caring for Military Children provides civilian providers with community resources aimed at supporting military connected children and families. The pocketcard will serve as a valuable resource for APRNs who care for military connected children and families. It is well documented that civilian healthcare providers struggle to meet the healthcare needs of servicemembers/veterans seeking care in the civilian sector putting them at risk for poor physical and psychological health outcomes. Identification and knowledge of their needs is imperative to providing appropriate care.

18.4.064 Shoulder Bursitis, Impingement and the Rotator Cuff

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Emergency, Occupational Health, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Primary Care, Surgical
Speaker(s):
Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Shoulder pain is highly prevalent within the general population, second only to lower back pain. Younger patients may experience shoulder pain as a function of shoulder instability. Shoulder pain also occurs in young patients who participate in overhead sports and those who do overhead work. As with many shoulder disorders, increasing age predisposes patients to impingement, bursitis and rotator cuff tears. Studies suggest that shoulder impingement syndrome is the most common cause of shoulder pain. This presentation addresses shoulder conditions with attention to clinical presentation, physical exam, and related anatomy with treatment strategies for common problems.

18.4.065 Painful Procedures & Drug Seeking Behaviors and Clinical Pearls for Challenging Patient Encounters: Practical Applications of Integrative NP Care

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Emergency, Pain Management, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Patricia Daly, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC

NPs often are preferred providers because of the expert and compassionate care we deliver. This presentation offers practical integrative solutions to challenging patient presentations along with language to describe the outstanding care NPs deliver. The purpose of this presentation is to present pragmatic clinical integrative practice pearls to employ during challenging patient encounters. Integrative care enables us to intervene more effectively in clinical situations when western medicine alone does not adequately address patient needs. Though integrative NP practices are frequently identified with chronic and palliative care, these approaches are intrinsic to care delivered by all NPs. In this presentation we share our experience employing integrative practices presenting three case studies common challenging presentations: painful procedures and exams, opioid addiction patients and NP compassion fatigue. Including integrative approaches which can be executed in the exam room including clinical pearls to promote better outcomes for NPs and their patients.   Repeated in 18.4.138

18.4.066 Managing Pain, Dyspnea & Nausea in Seriously Ill Patients

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Oncology, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Christine Coletta-Hansen, ANP-BC, MSN, ACHPN

With more NPs gaining full practice authority, and functioning as patients' Primary Care Providers, there is more need now than ever for them to be able to have teh expert knowledge base to know how to proficiently manage teh most prevalent symptoms patients who are living with serious or life limiting illness experiences so they feel confident to be able to help treat symptoms that cause distress and suffering. This presentation will illuminate the pivital role NPs have in treating some of the most challenging symptoms patients suffering with serious or life limiting illness face, with special focus on pain, dyspnea and nausea/vomiting. It will empower the knowledge to deliver excellent quality patient care when patients need it the most.

 

18.4.067 Evaluation & Management of Venous Thromboembolism

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Joanne Thanavaro, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, DCC, FAANP

This presentation is relevant to nurse practitioners because venous thromboembolism is a potentially life-threatening disease that can be prevented. Nurse practitioners are ideally suited to identify patients at risk for this important clinical entity. Early diagnosis and evidence based management of clients with venous thromboembolism is paramount to decreasing the morbidity and mortality associated with this disorder. Venous thromboembolism includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The mortality for DVT and PE is 6% and 12 % respectively and the economic burden of VT is greater than 1.5 billion dollars yearly. This presentation will review the etiology, prevalence, pathogenesis and risk factors for venous thromboembolism. Typical clinical presentations will be summarized. Clinical decision rules and pharmacological strategies will be presented for the treatment of DVT and PE. Case studies will focus on how to apply evidence based guidelines for the management of this important entity.

18.4.068 Working Together to Improve Patient-Centered Depression Screening & Treatment Through Shared Decision Making

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Speakers: Luann Richardson, FNP, PMHNP, PhD, FAANP; Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAANP; and Facilitators: Leslie K. Robbins, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP; Kirstyn M. Kameg, DNP, PMHNP-BC

This activity and presentation will include a discussion on the background, general facts and etiology of depression, followed with an overview of treatment options including discussion of multiple medications and non-pharm options available. We will then provide an overview on shared decision making in reference choosing an option for treating depression. We will follow this with open discussion. A main component will be discussion of cases that we will present of patients experiencing depression and options for care that include a shared decision making component. Repeat of 18.4.047

18.4.069 2018 What's New in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Angela Phillips, Capt, USAF NC, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC; Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Most primary care nurse practitioners care for women across the lifespan. Our 2018 OB/GYN update is targeted for this audience. Primary care nurse practitioners will use the information presented to care for their female patients. The purpose of this 60-minute presentation is to provide primary care nurse practitioners recent updates in obstetrics and gynecology. Practice guidelines supporting the updates will be discussed and changes in screening, treatment and management will be presented. Topics will include (and are not limited to): opioid use in pregnancy, use of cervical length to determine risk for preterm labor, Zika, weight gain in pregnancy, elective surgical trends in adolescents (e.g., breast, labia), HPV vaccination, and genetic counseling and the delivery of test results to the pregnant woman.

18.4.074 Rapid Fire: Investigating the Concordance Between Telemedicine Provider Visits & Face-to-Face Provider Visits

Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Research
Speaker(s):
Lynne Roberts, DNP, CRNP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.075 Rapid Fire: When Puberty is Too Early: Basics of Assessment and Diagnosis of Precocious Puberty

Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Pediatric
Speaker(s):
Terri Schmitt, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, CDE, FAANP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.076 Rapid Fire: Nurse Practitioner Faculty Deliver Home Based Primary Care to Reduce Re-Hospitalization and Emergency Department Admission Rates

Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Denise Coppa, PhD, APRN, CNP, FNP-C, FAANP; Suzy Barcelos Winchester, MA

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.077 Rapid Fire: Outcomes of the DNP: Data Collection from the 2017 AANP Conference

Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Research
Speaker(s):
Ann Kriebel Gasparro, DRNP, MSN, FNP-BC, GNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.078 Rapid Fire: Care of the LGB Patient: What is Included in Current Nurse Practitioner Preparation?

Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Andrea J. Fuller, DNP, FNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.079 Rapid Fire: Evaluating the Use of Standardized Patients in an Advanced Physical Assessment Distance Education Course During a Nurse Practitioner Residency

Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Research
Speaker(s):
Patricia Sweeney, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC; Mary Jane Miskovsky, DNP, CRNP, NP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.084 Rapid Fire: Population Health Technology-Enabled Diabetes Education

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Primary Care, Technology
Speaker(s):
Eileen Egan, DNP, FNP-C, CDE; Malinda Peeples, MS, RN, CDE, FAADE

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.085 Rapid Fire:Telepsychiatry & Integrated Behavioral Health

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Jessica Estes, DNP, APRN, PMHNP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.086 Rapid Fire: APPs and the Faster Track Model

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency
Speaker(s):
Lisa Leonard, FNP-C, ENP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.087 Rapid Fire: Growing Role of Nurse Practitioners in Home-Based Primary Care for Individuals with Dementia

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Gerontology, Neurology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Rachel Zimmer, DNP, NP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.088 Rapid Fire: Exploring the Mental Health Needs of First Responders

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.089 Rapid Fire: Do Nurse Practitioners Providing In-Home Visits Decrease Hospital Encounters?

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Jennifer Rodgers, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.094 Rapid Fire: Caring for Members of the LGBTQI Community with Cultural Humility

Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Maria Ruud, DNP, APRN, CNP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.095 Rapid Fire: Advancing Practice: Leveraging Technology to Personalize Resistant Hypertension Management

Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care, Research, Technology
Speaker(s):
Leilani A. Siaki, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.097 Rapid Fire: Primary Care Nurse Practitioners and the Use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Veronica Wilbur, PhD, APRN-FNP, CNE, FAANP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.098 Rapid Fire: Anticipatory Guidance for Pre-Caregiving Adults with Health Aging Parents

Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Gerontology, Primary Care, Research
Speaker(s):
Connie Kartoz, RN, PhD, FNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.099 Rapid Fire: The Art and Science of Intratumoral Injections

Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Rapid Fire
CE Hours: 0.33
Therapeutic Areas:
Oncology, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Tamara Barnes, RN, CNS, AOCNS

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations at different times throughout the conference. They have replaced the 30-minute podium presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

18.4.110 Analysis of the 12-Lead ECG for Primary & Acute Care Providers

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 3.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Sally K. Miller, PhD, APRN, AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP

This program presents the systematic evaluation of the 12 lead ECG including rate rhythm, intervals, axis and morphology. Assesment of rate with respect to its implication for metabolic disease and drug toxicity is presented. Rhythm implications are reviewed and PR, QRS and ST segment intervals are evaluated. Axis determination using the hexaxial plot is presented. Morphologic changes of the P wave, QRS complex, ST segment and T wave morphology are analyzed in terms of both acute and chronic changes. Repeat of 18.3.030 and 18.4.025

18.4.112 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 2 Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post Test

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 3.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Pharmacology, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Kent Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-c, FCCM, FAANP; Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Sophia Chu Rodgers, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Justin Speyer, ARNP, FNP-BC; Heather Meissen, ACNP, CCRN, FCCM, FAA

FCCS will be held in meeting rooms at a nearby Denver hotel.

This is an educational course spread over a 3-day period at this conference and is supported by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) is designed for both instructors and providers. FCCS is a standardized course, providing an approach to initial management (first 24 hours) of the critically ill patient for the non-intensivist. The course offers classroom and hands on interactive instruction, especially care related to mechanical ventilation, organ hypo-perfusion, respiratory failure, acute coronary syndromes and neurological/trauma support.

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FCCS - Group 2 Schedule:

Wednesday, June 27

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 18.2.011 - Lectures - Part 1

Thursday, June 28

7:45 AM - 12:00 PM - 18.3.011 - Lectures - Part 2

Thursday, June 28

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 18.3.102 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Friday, June 29

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 18.4.112 - Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post-Test

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Important Notes: There will be a lunch break each day (on your own and not in the workshop). A course textbook is required for each participant and is included in the $200.00 fee. Payment is due at time of conference registration. Once you have received the textbook and other materials in early May, no refund is available for course if cancelled by the registrant. You will receive a completion certificate in this course only if you attend and complete the entire course and pass the post-test.

18.4.116 Attended NP Posters: Group 2

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Poster
CE Hours: 1.75
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Attended NP Invited Posters: Group 2 Posters exhibit for Friday only

18.4.120 Treating Hypertension: What May Change Your Practice in 2018

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Gerontology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Leslie L. Davis, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FPCNA, FAHA

The talk will discuss the latest guidelines for treating hypertension (HTN) in adults. Emphasis will be on treatment goals for treating adults, pros and cons of lower targets for systolic blood pressure, and new strategies to improve blood pressure control in those with HTN.  

 

18.4.121 Geriatric Wellness Exam: Assessing the Older Patient with an Age Appropriate Exam

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness
Speaker(s):
Lisa Byrd, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, PhD, FAANP

Nurse practitioners are now being required to perform annual wellness examinations by Medicare and multiple insurance carriers. These comprehensive assessments can be burdensome on a busy office practice. A streamlined format which meets are the requirements would help make the assessment thorough as well as time efficient. Our older population is rapidly increasing with 6000 people in the US turning 60 every day. The older population currently accounts for 13% of the entire population. A comprehensive annual geriatric assessment is now being required by Medicare as well as multiple insurance companies. This annual wellness assessment of the older patient integrates a standard medical diagnostic evaluation and an age appropriate exam with special attention to the common problems in the older patient as well as includes screening for preventive care. The exam should focus on quality of life and functional status, taking into account the person’s health status, prognosis and goals for care. It can seem burdensome to perform this type of comprehensive assessment in a busy office practice. This presentation offers a streamlined format with the use of a variety of standardized instruments to meet all requirements for a Wellness Geriatric Examination.

18.4.122 Rheumatoid Arthritis: Avoid Erosions with Early Diagnosis & Treatment

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Immunology/Rheumatology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Julie Unk, DNP, ANP

In this presentation nurse practitioners will learn how to accurately evaluate patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Topics will include diagnostic criteria, symptom evaluation and management. Details including the pathophysiology and its implications for progression to joint destruction will be included. There are many medication options available today to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Selecting the appropriate medication including evaluation of risk versus benefit and cost will be discussed. The 2016 guidelines of the medication management that was published by the American College of rheumatology will be discussed. Manage common issues that arise for primary NP in the care of RA patients will be addressed. Biosimilars are entering into the United States pharmacies and nurse practitioners will be educated on their role. Rheumatoid arthritis affects one out of every 100 people around the world. Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical care from nurse practitioners. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to preventing joint destruction and disability of the patient. With proper early treatment patients can be spared the painful disabling life-long effects of rheumatoid arthritis.

18.4.123 Immunization Update 2018

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Infectious Disease
Speaker(s):
Audrey M. Stevenson, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC

Immunizations are listed as one of the top public health achievements in the 20th Century. However, infectious diseases continue to spread. Many vaccine-preventable diseases are making a comeback and the next outbreak may only be a plane ride away. This presentation will use case studies to assist Nurse Practitioners in incorporating the most current vaccine recommendations and to provide strategies for improving vaccine rates, dealing with vaccine hesitancy, incorporating travel vaccines, and providing confidence in providing comprehensive vaccine services. Immunizations are the cornerstone of prevention against many infectious diseases affecting individuals of all ages. However, immunization recommendations are becoming more and more complex. This presentation will provide Nurse Practitioners the most up to date information on immunization recommendations and practices to improve the health of their patients.   Repeated in 18.5.051

18.4.124 Compliant Practice: How to Safely Care for Your Patients in Pain

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pain Management, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Megan Filoramo, RN, MSN, APN-c

Every practitioner cares for patients in pain, but not every practitioner has the luxury of being able to refer to a pain management practice. More and more, the burden of pain management is falling to primary care as well as other specialty practices. Caring for a patient with chronic or acute pain can be quite challenging for providers in other fields especially with the current pressures to not contribute to the opioid epidemic. This presentation gives manageable steps to set up a system that will allow for appropriate patient care while not opening the practitioner up to liability. In addition, guidance will be given on how to have the difficult conversations with patients regarding the appropriateness of toxicology screenings, medication agreements and discontinuation of opioids when appropriate.

18.4.125 Common Pediatric ENT Conditions: Current Evidence-Based Guidelines for Practice

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Otolaryngology, Pediatric, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Dawn L. Garzon Maaks, PhD, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP

The purpose of this presentation is to help the learner improve the patient outcomes in individuals experiencing common pediatric otolaryngologic conditions including, but not limited to, otitis, rhinitis, sinusitis and tonsillitis. This evidence-based presentation will include case scenarios to promote active learner participation. Included is a review of the current clinical practice guidelines and research that establish best practice. Also included is a in-depth discussion of evidence-based pharmacologic and no pharmacologic interventions and patient.family education. Controversies regarding management will be explored.

18.4.126 Upper Respiratory Infections 2018: A Focus on Community Acquired Pneumonia, Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Bronchitis & Viral Infections

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Wendy L. Wright, MS, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP

This session will provide the nurse practitioner with information regarding common pathogens implicated in Viral upper respiratory infections, AECB, Community Acquired Pneumonia in the patient with underlying co-morbidities such as asthma, COPD and alcohol abuse. Current recommendations regarding antimicrobial treatment options will be reviewed in detail. National recommendations for obtaining chest x-ray and laboratory testing will also be discussed.    Repeat of 18.2.099

18.4.127 Update on COPD: New GOLD Guidelines & Beyond

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Glenn C. Shedd, DNP, FNP-BC

Guidelines for the management of COPD were recently updated, and some of the changes in recommended management are significant to providers and patients. This presentation will cover content on the heterogeneity of the disease process; it will briefly address epidemiology, risk factors, complications, and comorbidities; aspects of an appropriate history will be touched on as well as common findings on physical exam and differential diagnoses; and the lion’s share of the time will be devoted to management of stable COPD and exacerbations of COPD. Particular attention will be given to the more prominent role of long acting muscarinic agents in the management of COPD and the lesser role now given to inhaled corticosteroids, and methods of discerning which patient may benefit most from a particular agent will be discussed at greater length. Attention will also be given to behavioral and environmental considerations in management of the disease.

18.4.133 130 is the New High: Strategies to Manage Hypertension & Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease

Time: 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

If you really want to control blood pressure, you must protect the kidneys! In the world of "130 mm Hg" is the new high systolic blood pressure, savvy strategies to manage blood pressure are even more important. This presentation will focus on antihypertensive medications, use of combinations of these medications, and strategies to reduce blood pressure and slow down progression of chronic kidney disease. Repeated in 18.6.026

18.4.134 I've Got Your Back: Differential Diagnosis of Low Back Pain

Time: 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Karen Sue Hoyt, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN. FAANP, FAAN

Patients who present with low back pain as their chief complaint represent a real challenge for the ENP. This presentation will offer strategies for choosing the correct diagnosis for a patient who presents with low back pain (LBP). Real case LBP scenarios selected by the presenter will be given during the lecture. The assessment and management for each case will also briefly be discussed during this presentation. Some causes of low back pain can be life-threatening. Therefore, rapid assessment by the ENP is essential for early identification and treatment. This presentation will discuss the obvious and not-so-obvious differential diagnoses and medical decision making for patients presenting with low back pain. Real case studies will be used to highlight the orthopedic, cardiovascular, neurologic, infectious, and other etiologies to consider in the differential diagnosis of low back pain. The assessment and management for each case will also briefly be discussed during this presentation. Repeat of 18.4.039

18.4.135 All Cancer is Genetic, but Few Cancers are Inherited: Know the Difference

Time: 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Genetics/Genomics, Oncology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Laurie M. Connors, DNP, APNG, FNP-BC, AGN-BC

Nurse practitioners need to be able to integrate genetic/genomics, epigenetics and data science to provide personalized healthcare. The goal of this presentation is to provide an overview on clinical cancer genetics with a focus on precision oncology and pharmacogenetics. The presentation will commence with a review of DNA structure/function and discussion on the genetic basis of disease. Hereditary cancer syndromes will be discussed with a focus on breast and ovarian cancer syndromes and hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes. The presentation will review sequencing techniques and interpretation of germline testing and tumor profiling. Case examples of personalized oncology care with mismatch repair deficiency predicting response of tumors to PD-1 blockade and PARP inhibitors for ovarian cancer patients with BRCA mutations will be discussed. The presentation will conclude with review of essential genetic/genomic competencies for all graduate nurses and professional opportunities in genetics.

18.4.136 Chronic Hepatitis C: An Update for Primary Care Providers

Time: 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Complementary/Alternative Therapies, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Donald Gardenier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP

As primary care providers, NPs are typically the first point of care for patients with chronic hepatitis C, a majority of whom still don't know they are infected. And given a focus on underserved populations, NPs can expect a higher prevalence of chronic hepatitis C among their patients. Recognizing who is at risk and knowing appropriate screening and evaluation of chronic hepatitis C are critical skills for NPs. Approximately 3% of the world's population is infected with hepatitis C. Up to 75% of individuals with chronic hepatitis C are unaware of their status. Individuals born between 1945 and 1965 account for 75% of infections. Subspecialty practices where patient evaluation and treatment have traditionally taken place do not have the needed capacity and new developments have made treatment easier and shorter. As a result, primary care practices have developed collaborative models aimed at treating hepatitis C earlier when it has an increased likelihood of success. The goal is avoidance of long-term complications including end-stage liver disease. In this presentation, the epidemiology and natural history of chronic hepatitis C will be reviewed, as will evaluation and treatment with an emphasis on concurrent primary care in order to maximize outcomes. New and coming developments will be discussed.  Repeat of 18.4.041

18.4.137 Commercial Driver Examinations: Updates & Complex Case Decisions

Time: 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Occupational Health, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Wendy Paracka, MS, ARNP-C, FNP, FAANP

In 1992, FMCSA regulations allowed health care professionals, other than physicians, to perform these examinations. Since that time, nurse practitioners have incorporated these examinations into their practices. Now, a national certification test must be successfully passed to complete certification requirements as a Medical Examiner for the CDL exams. Nurse practitioners have demonstrated high pass rates with this examination and the goal is for continued proficiency and leadership. This presentation is designed to keep certified medical examiners proficient and up to date with federal changes that relate to the CMV examinations. It will explore common errors and unusual situations that challenge the Medical Examiner to correctly determine the ability of the driver to safely operate the motor vehicle. Case studies will be explored with a review of the laws, medical guidance from the advisory boards and legal issues associated with these examinations.

18.4.138 Painful Procedures & Drug Seeking Behaviors and Clinical Pearls for Challenging Patient Encounters: Practical Applications of Integrative NP Care

Time: 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Emergency, Pain Management, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Patricia Daly, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC

NPs often are preferred providers because of the expert and compassionate care we deliver. This presentation offers practical integrative solutions to challenging patient presentations along with language to describe the outstanding care NPs deliver. The purpose of this presentation is to present pragmatic clinical integrative practice pearls to employ during challenging patient encounters. Integrative care enables us to intervene more effectively in clinical situations when western medicine alone does not adequately address patient needs. Though integrative NP practices are frequently identified with chronic and palliative care, these approaches are intrinsic to care delivered by all NPs. In this presentation we share our experience employing integrative practices presenting three case studies common challenging presentations: painful procedures and exams, opioid addiction patients and NP compassion fatigue. Including integrative approaches which can be executed in the exam room including clinical pearls to promote better outcomes for NPs and their patients.   Repeat of 18.4.065

18.4.139 Reducing Diagnostic Errors in Practice: A Call to Action for Nurse Practitioners

Time: 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Business/Professional, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Primary Care, Research
Speaker(s):
Gene Elizabeth Harkless, DNSc, FNP-C, CNL, FAANP

In 2015, the National Academy of Medicine reported on the scale and scope of diagnostic error in the U.S. health care system. Diagnostic errors, including wrong diagnoses, missed diagnoses and delayed diagnoses are serious safety concerns.   Harm can occur from preventing or delaying effective treatment and harm result from unnecessary or harmful treatment. Uncovering and preventing these “hidden” sources of harm requires nurse practitioners to understand the science of clinical reasoning and its application to clinician’s diagnostic work, recognize the need for an inter-professional solution to this challenge, and identify improvements they can make in their practice and work environment. This presentation will focus on examining the diagnostic reasoning process and its relationship to the causes and impact of diagnostic error. Strategies to minimize diagnostic error along the care continuum will be provided, with a focus on the inter-professional aspects of the problem and the solutions.

 

18.4.140 Adolescent Sexuality in the Age of Social Media

Time: 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/29)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pediatric, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Barb Dehn, NP, FAANP, NCMP

Many NPs regardless of specialty interact with adolescents regularly and are in a unique position to provide education and support for teens who may have many questions about all aspects of their identity, bodies, relationships and choices, ranging from gender and sexual identity to how to make informed, safe, consensual choices. This presentation will provide information on the latest research as well as communication strategies to foster trust and rapport with teens. As Nurse Practitioners, we care for people at every age and stage. With the evolution of social media and easy access to a wide range of sexualized topics and images, adolescents today are exposed to many new challenges to their emerging sense of identity, their exploration of sexuality and their normal developmental tasks. This lively and engaging presentation will discuss how adolescents use social media and how it impacts their normal growth and the identity formation including LGBTQ and sexual identity issues. In addition, social comparison theory and the impact of social media on self-esteem will be discussed as well as the two main tasks of adolescence: Fitting in and finding oneself. Strategies for how to communicate more effectively with adolescents will also be reviewed.


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18.5.012 The Acute Abdomen: What the NP Needs to Know When Examining Complaints of Abdominal Pain

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Pain Management, Primary Care, Surgical, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Bruce S. Zitkus, EdD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CDE

The cause of abdominal pain can be from a simple medical condition or an acute emergency requiring surgery. This workshop focuses on being prepared, as an advanced practice nurse, when examining and evaluating individuals who come into the office with the complaint of abdominal pain. This hands-on workshop will focus on the pertinent issues needed to successfully determine the potential causes of abdominal pain in adults in order to make the correct decisions for management of acute abdominal emergencies A review of the pathophysiology of abdominal pain, the required subjective questioning and potential red flags, advanced examination techniques and the top 10 causes of an acute abdomen with evaluation and treatment. Are you prepared to evaluate and diagnose a patient who comes into your office with the complaint of abdominal pain? Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants. Repeated in 18.6.008

18.5.013 Basic Suturing: It’s All Sewn Up!

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Occupational Health, Pediatric, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Cynthia Durham, RN, MSN, ANPC, RNFA

This class is directed toward Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Practitioner students who have never sutured before or need a basic course. Participants will learn the strategies of laceration assessment: when a laceration can be safely closed and when to refer to another provider. We will discuss factors that affect wound healing such as hemostasis, co-morbidities and medications which impact the method and timing of closure. A “hands-on” portion of the class will teach participants: how to deliver a local anesthetic; the types of suture materials available; utilization of simple interrupted, vertical mattress and, if the class is suitably skilled, a running subcuticular closure. Skin model boards, instruments and suture material are utilized for each student’s practice both in the classroom and available to take home.  Repeat of 18.3.015 and Repeated in 18.6.009

18.5.018 2018 Reimbursement Landscape: Navigating the Quality Payment Program & Other Reimbursement Issues for Nurse Practitioners

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Franklin Harrington, JD, Director of Reimbursement and Regulatory Affairs, AANP; John Hannigan, CMS

This presentation will focus on reimbursement issues faced by nurse practitioners and will include a co-presentation with CMS regarding the second year of the Quality Payment Program. Other topics will include how to address issues that nurse practitioners face in the commercial markets as well as federal and state barriers to reimbursement.

18.5.019 Interpreting ECGs with Confidence: Intermediate Level

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 2.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Leslie L. Davis, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FPCNA, FAHA

Didactic content and case studies will be used to increase participants’ knowledge and skills for interpreting 12 Lead ECGs in adult patients. During the workshop participants will practice hands-on activities to increase their confidence in applying a systematic approach to interpretation.

18.5.020 Basic Chest Radiography: Do You See What I See?

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 2.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Radiology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP

This seminar is an introduction to basic interpretation of chest x-rays in the acute and ambulatory settings. The lecture will include the systematic approach to interpreting the x-ray, anatomical landmarks and a brief section on invasive lines and tubes. Case studies will include pulmonary conditions such as pleural effusion, pneumonia, atelectasis, pneumothorax, interstitial lung disease. etc.

18.5.021 Individualizing the Approach to Addressing the Mountains of Midlife, Menopause & Beyond

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Complementary/Alternative Therapies, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Diane Todd Pace, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, FAAN; Lisa Astalos Chism, DNP, APRN,BC, NCNP, FAANP; Barb Dehn, NP, FAANP, NCMP

Menopause is a unique time in a women’s life affording her an opportunity for collaboration with her healthcare provider (HCP) to discuss physiologic changes, menopause-related symptoms/treatment options, and discuss health-promotion/risk-reduction strategies to lead her toward healthy aging outcomes. A normal physiological event defined as final menstrual period, recognized retrospectively after 12 months of amenorrhea without any pathological cause, it occurs ~51 years. Some women may transition menopause without bothersome symptoms. However HCPs providing care to women experiencing symptoms have more options available than ever before. These must be highly individualized and may present additional challenges of overcoming patient misconceptions/concerns. Evaluation and counseling should be evidenced-based and individualized based on her underlying health, risk factors, and symptoms and recommendations should be shared decision-making based upon her goals and preferences and unbiased/factual/comprehensive presentation regarding risks/benefits of any therapeutic initiatives. This workshop presents the evidence for counseling and developing the plan of care.

18.5.026 Beginning Spanish for NPs

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 3.75
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Diane Davalos Beale, MA, PhD(abd)

This lively and interactive medical Spanish class offers basic survival skills to those with little or no background in Spanish. In a low-stress high-energy atmosphere, discover how to pronounce anything, use basic courtesy phrases, ask selected questions for a simple history, learn body parts and the most commonly needed instructions.

Important Note: Please do not take this seminar as a refresher course if you have basic Spanish skills. If you have questions, ask AANP to contact the instructors on your behalf.

Repeat of 18.2.085 & 18.3.031

18.5.030 Innovative Models of Care for NP Professional Practice

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care
Speaker(s):
Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, AG-ACNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP; April N. Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

This presentation is very relevant to nurse practitioner (NP) audiences as it reviews important considerations for developing new models of care and highlights strategies for advancing NP models of care. As NPs are expanding practice settings and roles to innovative types of practices, information related to ensuring successful new models of care remains an important area of focus. Forming innovative roles for nurse practitioner practice remains an exciting opportunity to meet the demands of today’s expanding healthcare workforce. Importantly, NPs are leading the development and design of new models of care in a variety of settings. This presentation will highlight unique models of care developed to meet patient specific healthcare needs. Strategies for developing innovative and effective models of NP care will be highlighted, as well as lessons learned to address challenges and maximize opportunities.

18.5.031 Opening the Door to Leadership Opportunities & Engagement: Where Do I Stand?

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Linda Washington Brown, PhD, EJD, NP-C, LHCRM; Robert Metzger, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

This presentation will address opportunities available to members interested in volunteering or seeking an elected position in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Information will be provided on eligibility requirements to run for an elected AANP office, positions scheduled for election, requirements and estimated time commitment for desired postion, guidence on conflicts of interest, campaign guidelines and the policies and procedures for election. The speakers will invite audiance discussion on ways to expand diversity among canidates for elected positions by bringing awareness to the important of state and regional AANP involvement. Lastly, the speakers will engage conversation on strategies to improve electability through personal testimonies of AANP candidates who were successful and unsuccessful in their bid for an elected office and how voter participation impacted on teir results. The presentation will also examine the application process for national office, qualifications, profesional development and guidelines on the electoral process.

18.5.032 Independent Practice & Business Opportunities for the Nurse Practitioner

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Wendy L. Wright, MS, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP

This session will focus on essentials to opening an independent practice; including steps prior to opening as well as those needed to sustain a practice. Lessons learned over the past 11 years will be presented as well as pros and cons of entering into business ownership. An NP who owns two family practices, a medical education company and a property management company will discuss business ownership which will include the good, the bad and the ugly.

18.5.033 Diagnosis & Management of Women with Ischemic Heart Disease

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Expert
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Gerontology, Primary Care, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Natalie Murphy, PhD, FNP-BC

Despite strong campaigns to improve heart health, 1 in 4 American women still die yearly from cardiovascular disease. In half of all women, the first presenting symptom is sudden cardiac death! Obviously, providers are missing this diagnosis. Women have pathophysiologic gender differences that underlie the ischemic disease and many suffer from microvascular disease. Consequently, women often present differently than their male counterparts. Nurse practitioners informed with the most recent evidence can more accurately diagnosis and treat this disease process. The purpose of this presentation is to educate nurse practitioners about the pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis and management of women with ischemic heart disease based on recent evidence.

18.5.034 Common and Not-So-Common Pediatric Rashes & Lesions

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Dermatology, Pediatric, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, CPNP, DCNP, FAANP

Rashes and lesions in children are frightening for parents and often alarming for health care provider. This presentation will identify common and a few not-so-common pediatric rashes and lesions which present in the primary care setting. It is imperative that nurse practitioners keep these rashes and lesions in their differentials as they treat patients. Clinical descriptions, etiology, differential diagnosis and treatment options will be discussed. Rashes and lesions in children can have many etiologies and differentials. It is essential for the nurse practitioner understand all differentials to adequately diagnose and treat patients and families. Additionally, it is imperative to understand which conditions must be treated immediately and which conditions may delay treatment.

18.5.035 Getting to A1c Target in Primary Care Practice

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Anne Leake, FNP, PhD, BC-ADM

This presentation will be divided into 3 sections: a brief review current practice guidelines; common barriers to good glycemic control; and pragmatic solutions to reduce these barriers within a primary care practice. Barriers will include clinical inertia, needle phobia, a fear of hypoglycemia, costs of medicine, diabetes distress, complex treatment regimens, medication contraindications and adverse reactions to medications. Case studies to illustrate approaches will be included. Improving glycemic control reduces the risk for complications of diabetes. Most patients can be effectively managed in primary care, but only 50% of people with diabetes are at their A1c target. Poor glycemic control contributes to hospitalizations for a variety of conditions. Provider reimbursement is affected by having a poor "report card" fror A1c results in a primary care practice.  Repeated in 18.5.099

18.5.036 Veterans with Dementia: Primary Care Over the Continuum

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Kate Van Arman, FNP, LTC, US Army (Ret)

Over the next decade, an estimated 423,000 new cases of dementia will be diagnosed in the U.S. Military Veteran population. 25% of these new dementia diagnoses may be attributed to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). This presentation will educate Primary Care Nurse Practitioners about the specific exposures which may create dementia conditions in their Military Veteran population contrasted to their Civilian patient population. Veterans with Dementia may develop behavioral changes related to military trauma that their civilian counterparts with dementia do not exhibit. NPs will be given methods of rapid, in-office assessments as well as Lab and Neuroimaging considerations for early detection and management of dementia. Non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions will be addressed. Long-term dementia care considerations for the NP will be provided as well as resources for Veterans and their families. Only 40% of Veterans access their health care through VA systems. The other 60% receive care through civilian medical systems. NPs in both settings are best positioned to identify early cognitive declines and onset of dementia in their veteran patient populations to improve quality of life during the course of dementia decline. Veterans have physiologic and psychological exposures and neurological changes that can make their presentation and course of dementia different than civilian peers.

18.5.037 POTS: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Pediatric, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Erin Marriott, RN, MS, CPNP

POTS, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, is a disorder of the autonomic nervous system that can cause many symptoms. This syndrome can significantly affect the quality of life of patients. Most patients see many health care providers prior to being diagnosed with POTS. This presentation will review the autonomic nervous system, symptoms of POTS, testing for POTS, and both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for POTS. I will also discuss the co-morbidities often seen with POTS. Increasing nurse practitioners’ awareness of this syndrome can decrease the significant diagnostic delay and help patients with POTS start effective treatments. Nurse practitioners should be aware of this diagnosis and its presenting symptoms and recommended treatments. Primary care and specialty nurse practitioners are qualified to diagnose and treat POTS. POTS patients are often hospitalized due to their symptoms and/or co-morbidities, so this presentation will also be beneficial for in-hospital nurse practitioners.

18.5.038 Injectable Pain Management Strategies for the Upper Extremity

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Orthopedics, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Laurel Short, MSN, FNP-c

This is a presentation of the history of musculoskeletal injections, proper methods to acquire informed consent, analyze and describe the contraindications, selection of appropriate and commonly used medications and the ability utilize landmarks for the appropriate injections treatment plan. This presentation involves audience participation in the location of essential landmarks that would be required in the primary care setting to provide safe and effective injections. Nurse practitioners often lack the education or experience to provide safe musculoskeletal injections within the primary care setting. Several things may result to include patient, economic cost to the system, NP frustration and loss of revenue for the practice. With the proper education, NPs can increase patient satisfaction as well as their own while at the same time saving the patient and system money and generating extra revenue for the practice.

18.5.039 We've Been Asking the Wrong Questions: Addressing the Impact of Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences on Health Across the Lifespan

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Immunology/Rheumatology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Rebecca H. Bryan, DNP, APN

Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) contributes to seven out of ten leading causes of death, as well as high risk behaviors including substance abuse, physical inactivity, high risk sex behaviors and suicide attempts. An ACE score of six or more puts a patient at high risk of dying 20 years younger than one with zero ACEs, of diseases treated every day in the primary care setting. ACEs are traumatic childhood events which impact biopsychosocial health across the lifespan, altering brain, immune and hormone system development and genetic expression. It is vital for nursing to view patients from a trauma-informed perspective to help guide best practice, but few nurses are aware of ACEs, particularly nurses who treat adult patients. This presentation will educate participants about the science behind ACEs, review how and when to screen for ACEs exposure, and discuss evidence-based methods for addressing ACEs in the primary care setting.

18.5.040 Suicidal Patients in Primary Care: What Now?

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Emergency, Gerontology, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Sattaria S. Dilks, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

Primary care providers see the vast majority of patients with depressive disorders in the United States and will at times be confronted with a patient who expresses suicidal ideas. Hospitalization is not always appropriate for these individuals. This presentation will provide PCPs with the necessary tools to assess the severity of suicidal ideation and provide options for determining the next steps in the provision of care. The presentation will focus on suicidality across the lifespan and will discuss specific issues for dealing with pediatric and geriatric clients.

18.5.041 Preoperative Evaluation of the Surgical Patient: Optimization & the Perioperative Surgical Home

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Surgical
Speaker(s):
Renee Robinson, RN, FNP

The preoperative evaluations of the past to obtain patient clearance are no longer. Today a preoperative evaluation needs to determine whether a patient is fully optimized for their scheduled procedure, not if they are cleared. This presentation will include a detailed description of the necessary components to be included in the preoperative patient evaluation including pertinent history, physical examination findings, and testing when evaluating patients prior to surgery. A description of the current evidence-based guidelines in perioperative management including the ACC/AHA guidelines for preoperative evaluation, the Goldman revised cardiac risk index, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification. Case study examples focusing on utilization of the guidelines in clinical practice will be used to engage the audience. The role of the Perioperative Surgical home (PSH) will be discussed including the outcome benefits to date in the research as well as the University of Rochester's progression toward a PSH to date.

18.5.042 Treat the Cause Comprehensively, Not Just Complications! Real Help for Your Patients with Excess Weight & Obesity

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Aesthetic, Business/Professional, Cardiovascular, Complementary/Alternative Therapies, Endocrinology, Faculty Development/ Education, Genetics/Genomics, Health Promotion/Wellness, Men’s Health, Nephrology, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Technology, Urology, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Joy Pape, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CDE, WOCN, CFCN, FAADE

The causes, complications and treatments of excess weight and obesity are multiple, complex and personal. Patients seek help for what many consider co-morbidities, but are they co-morbidities or are they complications? Rather than treat the complications, learn how to comprehensively treat the disease. Understand the disease process, some of the many complications including the stigma of having excess weight or obesity. Learn how to provide comprehensive care from before the first visit through an ongoing conversation and treatment plan. Gain the evidence based information you need to establish a trusting environment and relationship to then help your patients better understand how to prevent and or treat unhealthy weight or obesity. This can prevent or alleviate the myriad of complications, which were once thought of as co-morbidities. This presentation will teach NPs the importance of how to provide comprehensive care with patients who have excess weight or obesity. This care includes how to create a weight friendly environment and start an ongoing conversation with patients. This conversation includes teaching and working with patients to understand the causes, prevention and treatment of having excess weight and obesity. Doing so can alleviate or best treat the complications for a lifetime.

18.5.046 From ABC to CAB: Advances in Trauma Resuscitation

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Hematology, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Orthopedics, Surgical, Wound Care
Speaker(s):
Janice Delgiorno, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, TCRN

This presentation will focus on recent advances in trauma resuscitation. Over time wars have provided advances in trauma care. There have been advances in trauma care from experience gained in Iraq and Afghanistan as many US Surgeons and Nurses bring back their experience and data is published. Advances that will discussed include: Use of Tourniquets, Hemostatic Agents, Massive Transfusions including Whole Blood Transfusion, Damage Control Surgery, Alternatives to Blood Products, and Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion. 

18.5.047 NP Practice Quality: Outcome Measures for Success

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional
Speaker(s):
Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, AG-ACNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP; April N. Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

This presentation is directly related to nurse practitioner (NP) practice as it will review how quality measures can be used to demonstrate the impact of the NP role, as well as highlight strategies for using quality measures for NP practice evaluation. This information is important to NP practice and outcome evaluation. Evaluating the impact of NP practice has become a priority area of focus for demonstrating outcomes. A number of quality measures are available to enable practice specific evaluation of NP roles and initiatives. Various resources, toolkits and initiatives further support the efforts to evaluate NP practice quality and patient care. The imperative to demonstrate NP quality outcomes will only increase as NPs become the provider of choice for patients in all practice settings. This presentation will review sources of quality measures that can be used to facilitate quantifying the outcomes of NP practice as part of an overall evaluation agenda. The use of quality measures can be effectively integrated into evaluation of the NP role and NP directed interventions to demonstrate impact.

18.5.048 Cardiovascular Diagnostics: Choosing the Right Test

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient
Speaker(s):
Margaret Bowers, DNP, FNP, CHSE, AACC, FAANP

This presentation will provide the learner with the knowledge to identify the appropriate diagnostic tests to order for selected cardiovascular conditions.

18.5.049 Dermatology Dilemmas

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Dermatology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, CPNP, DCNP, FAANP

Rashes and lesions are often confusing to diagnose and treat. This presentation will help differentiate descriptions of conditions such as tine, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, viral lesions and bacterial lesions, as well as appropriate lab evaluations or biopsy if necessary. Treatments will be discussed based on patient age and area of involvement. Rashes can be confusing to diagnose, and inappropriate treatments can exacerbate the condition. This presentation will discuss differential diagnosis and diagnostic options as well as appropriate choices for treatment. Repeated in 18.6.020

18.5.050 GU Complaints: Discharge to Stones and More

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency
Speaker(s):
Michael D. Gooch, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, ENP-C

Nurse Practitioners are tasked with rapidly assesing, diagnosing and managing a variety of patients in emergency care settings. Genitourinary (GU) complaints are commonly seen in all age groups. Some patients may present complaining of pain or various other symptoms. With knowledge and skills, the NP can assess, order the appropriate diagnostics and manage the patients symptoms. This presentation will provide an up-to-date review for those practicing in emergency care.

18.5.051 Immunization Update 2018

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Infectious Disease
Speaker(s):
Audrey M. Stevenson, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC

Immunizations are listed as one of the top public health achievements in the 20th Century. However, infectious diseases continue to spread. Many vaccine-preventable diseases are making a comeback and the next outbreak may only be a plane ride away. This presentation will use case studies to assist Nurse Practitioners in incorporating the most current vaccine recommendations and to provide strategies for improving vaccine rates, dealing with vaccine hesitancy, incorporating travel vaccines, and providing confidence in providing comprehensive vaccine services. Immunizations are the cornerstone of prevention against many infectious diseases affecting individuals of all ages. However, immunization recommendations are becoming more and more complex. This presentation will provide Nurse Practitioners the most up to date information on immunization recommendations and practices to improve the health of their patients.   Repeat of 18.4.123

18.5.052 Urologic Pharmacology for the Primary Care Practitioner

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Men’s Health, Nephrology, Pharmacology, Urology
Speaker(s):
Mikel Gray, PhD, APRN, FNP, PNP, CUNP, FAANP, FAAN

This presentation will update the latest evidence concerning uropharmacology for patients with urologic disorders, with a special focus on male patients. Our discussion extends beyond a simple review of drugs frequently used in patients with urologic diseases or disorders. Instead we will review the latest evidence concerning 1) update on drugs used for prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections, 2.) drugs used for management of overactive bladder (including the beta-3 agonist), 3) newest forms for testosterone replacement for men with hypogonadism, , and 4.) newest agents for management of advanced stage prostate, bladder and renal cancer.

18.5.053 Under Pressure! Understanding the Physiologic Implications of SCUBA Diving and the Applicability to Military, Commercial, Scientific & Recreational Diving

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Occupational Health, Primary Care, Travel Medicine
Speaker(s):
Joel Dulaigh, MSN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, Captain, United States Public Health Service

This presentation will review the gas laws applicable to SCUBA diving and will provide an overview of the physiologic effects of pressure on the human body. We will discuss how immersion affects the cardiovascular system and the combined effects of disease process on the body’s ability to compensate. We will discuss the effects of the density of air under pressure on the pulmonary system and the potential complications of air trapping and its potentially devastating effects. The presentation will raise awareness of the partial pressures of various gasses used for SCUBA diving and their effects on the neurologic system, as well as neurologic risks of diving. We will address one of the most common endocrine disorders, diabetes and the risks associated with diving. We will also discuss the differences in medical requirements as they apply to the various applications for diving including military, commercial, scientific and recreational diving.

18.5.054 Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain: Primary Care Evaluation & Management

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Occupational Health, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

The vast majority of individuals will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. There are many etiologies for low back pain and the majority of patients seen in primary care will have a nonspecific cause for their symptoms. For most, episodes are self-limited and improve with supportive care. Rarely, back pain is an indication of a serious illness. This presentation describes an approach to the exam, diagnostic reasoning and non-surgical treatment strategies for acute and chronic low back pain. The initial evaluation includes history of present illness and targeted physical exam with an emphasis on neurologic screening to rule out serious pathologic conditions. Based on initial evaluation, patients are triaged into broad categories for further diagnostic evaluation and treatment. Over utilization of unproven intervention strategies for low back pain is common and this presentation will offer evidence-based pharmacologic and non- surgical treatment options. Among patients who present to primary care with low back pain, less than 1 percent have a serious underlying cause. Almost all patients with back pain secondary to a serious condition have other symptoms or identifiable risk factors. The clinical evaluation of low back pain includes history and exam for signs or symptoms that suggest the need for further diagnostic valuation. A systematic approach to patients with low back pain will guide clinical decision making. Repeated in 18.6.029

18.5.055 Nurse Practitioners Taking the Lead: Integrating Behavioral Health in Primary Care

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Leslie Sharpe, DNP, FNP-BC; Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

Approximately 70% of visits to primary care providers involve psychosocial complaints that affect overall health and well-being. The integration of behavioral health clinicians into NP-led primary care teams can improve timeliness, access, quality and cost of care, as well as improve patient and population health outcomes. This presentation will provide an exemplar featuring an innovative consultation-training model that offers high quality, safe, cost effective, integrated behavioral health services in a rural, underserved primary care setting in North Carolina. This model also addresses the needs of FNPs who often work in isolation in their rural and remote communities with minimal support and empowers the NP-led interprofessional teams to assess and manage individuals and families with complex, comorbid, medical/psychiatric problems. The model will be presented and discussed using specific examples, lessons learned, the impact in the field and the application to workforce development for the future. Behavioral health integration into primary care is crucial to improving patient and population health outcomes. Primary care nurse practitioners and psych/mental health NPs are poised to work together to assess and manage patients with complex, comorbid physical and psychiatric problems to maximize whole health care. This presentation offers an example of an innovative model of care that provides high quality, safe, cost-effective integrated behavioral health services in a rural community health center. Repeated in 18.5.105

18.5.056 Implementing the Global Initiative for Asthma

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Moira Kendra, DNP, ACNP-BC, RN, MA

This presentation describes the 2017 Global Strategy for Asthma Management & Prevention. This presentation will define asthma, describe asthma, its treatments including general principles of asthma management, treating modifiable risks and asthma exacerbations with written action plans.

18.5.057 Perils of Getting Older: Physical, Mental & Social Consequences for Women

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Judith A. Berg, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FNAP

Women tend to have longer life expectancies than men for a variety of reasons. However, they are less healthy in their later years. Aging women’s health issues include physical and mental health illnesses, many in common with men, and some issues based on social and economic costs of aging such as poverty, elder abuse, alcoholism and addictions, plus health consequences related to caregiving. Social determinants of health related to education and literacy, violence and abuse, ageism and social exclusion, and social support have a profound effect on aging women’s vulnerability. This presentation will focus on specific physical and mental health issues of aging women, discuss these in the context of social determinants of health and physical environment, and introduce concepts of health promotion to improve quality of life. Repeated in 18.5.107

18.5.058 Surgical Case Studies in Acute Care: Common Abnormalities & Complications

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Pharmacology, Surgical
Speaker(s):
Anthony M. Angelow, PhD(c), MSN, ACNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, ACNPC

Although seemingly straightforward, surgical patients develop abnormal findings postoperatively offering a complex scenario for the acute care provider. These common findings in the acute surgical patient require unique evaluative measures using a different lens and perspective. The provider must be able to clearly delineate normal surgical physiology from potentially life threatening surgical complications. Through the use of real life surgical case studies, we will walk through common abnormal findings in acute surgical patients, describe how to evaluate these findings to determine if they are normal physiologic process or a complication requiring treatment, and discuss the appropriate evaluation and evidence-based treatment of a potential complication. This presentation is relevant to the NP who interacts with surgical patients of any specialty. Surgical patients typically present with findings indicative of complications; however, these findings may only indicate a normal post-operative physiologic process. Unnecessary treatment of a normal physiologic process can lead to the development of a complication or increase the risk for adverse reactions/events. It is imperative for the NP to be able to correctly evaluate, differentiate, and treat these findings appropriately.

18.5.059 Obesity Practice Basics in Primary Care: Eating Plans, Activity RX & Behavioral Interventions

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

66% of Americans are overweight or have the disease of obesity. NPs need to understand the disease and impact they can have to partner with patients on treatment in primary care. Guidelines start with the basics of an eating plan, increasing activity and understanding the use of behavioral intervention. Research shows that this isn’t happening in our practices. This presentation will provide the information to do these in primary care practices. The chronic disease of obesity is affecting 38.6% of the adult population, with pre-obesity affecting another ~ 30%. NPs have an opportunity to have a great impact on a serious chronic disease by partnering with their patients to successfully treat this chronic disease. But how can we add one more thing to an already busy practice? Using case studies, the presentation will provide NPs in primary care or internal medicine with ways to integrate the three pillars of treatment.

18.5.062 Attended NP Posters: Group 3

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Poster
CE Hours: 1.75
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Attended NP Invited Posters: Group 3 Posters exhibit for Saturday only

18.5.063 Attended NP Posters: Group 3

Time: 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Poster
CE Hours: 0.5
Speaker(s):
Function of AANP

Attended NP Invited Posters: Group 3 Posters exhibit for Saturday only

18.5.074 Sepsis: Getting It Straight with the Newer Guidelines

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Pediatric, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Donna Lester, DNP, MS, ACNP-BC, CC-CNS; Tonja Hartjes, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP

Since the inception of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign in 2002, many changes have been made to the guidelines in an attempt to improve the identification and management of sepsis. Despite these changes, sepsis continues to be a leading cause of mortality and critical illness worldwide and is now a Joint Commission core measure that has left hospitals across the country in search for ways to best implement the sepsis bundles of care (Singer et al., 2016). An overview of Sepsis, the new Sepsis 3 definitions, updated screening mechanisms in all medical areas and treatment guidelines are provided. This presentation provides the nurse practitioner an overview of the varying consensus statements; techniques to best identify and treat patients with sepsis to improve patient outcomes. Future implications especially reimbursement will be described. Nurse practitioners are often the first front line providers that can quickly identify and treat the septic patient. This presentation provides an overview of the varying consensus statements; techniques to best identify and treat patients with sepsis to improve patient outcomes. With hospitals being transparent about outcomes, NPs are the key to providing timely care to improve these core measures and lead interprofessional teams to assure reimbursement.

18.5.075 Using Digital Technology to Enhance Learning of Bugs & Drugs

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Technology
Speaker(s):
Roseann Velez, DNP, CRNP, FNP

There are global resistance rates of >20% to commonly prescribed antibiotics. Patterns of Escherichia coli bacterial resistance vary depending on an NP's geographical location in which they practice. Best practice recommendation includes avoiding prescribing antibiotics when local resistance rates exceeds 20%. Unit specific antibiograms provide essential prescribing information. Hospital based antibiograms may overestimate resistance rates for uropathogens, and consideration for varying patient populations is essential. Interdisciplinary education is critical to improve antibiotic prescribing practices. Antibiotic resistance challenges NPs' treatment of outpatient urinary tract infections and resistant gram negative urinary tract pathogens continue to emerge. Antibiograms aid NPs prescribing choices based on local resistance patterns, and clinical practice guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for antibiotic prescribing. Antibiograms were proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of its Global Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance. The WHO urges healthcare institutions to produce and locally distribute antibiograms to clinicians, yet it is unclear if antibiograms are used by NPs. Evidence suggests that healthcare providers are not receiving sufficient education on antibiograms, and there is no evidence to date on antibiogram use and knowledge level by NPs. Education on antimicrobial spectrum and appropriate antimicrobial use is inconsistent amongst interdisciplinary curriculums. An interactive training tool on antimicrobial spectrum and antimicrobial stewardship that has interdisciplinary applicability could be included as an educational supplement nationwide.

18.5.076 Hypertension in Diverse Populations

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Convenient/Urgent Care, Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Irene Woods Bean, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

The presentation will explore attitudes and beliefs of hypertension in diverse populations. Precursors of hypertension are preventable with lifestyle changes, yet, diverse populations are not engaging in self-care. The speaker will dentify barriers to lifestyle modifications, non-compliance of medications, socioeconomic status, and trust.

18.5.077 Peripheral Arterial Disease: 2016 Guidelines

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Mary Ellen Roberts, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAANP

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a nearly pandemic condition that has the potential to cause loss of limb or even loss of life. PAD manifests as insufficient tissue perfusion initiated by existing atherosclerosis acutely compounded by either emboli or thrombi. Many people live daily with significant degrees of PAD. This presentation will present the AHA/ACC 2016 Guidelines for PAD. Repeated in 18.5.098

18.5.078 What Do I Do When My Patient's Diabetes is Not at Goal? A Case Study Approach for Primary Care NPs

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Dixie L. Harms, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, FAANP

Diabetes has become an epidemic in the world. With the wide variety of new and old medications available for use in the management of Type 2 diabetes, it has become increasingly confusing for the nurse practitioner to know which medication to use when working with their patients that have uncontrolled diabetes. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the options for assisting patients to get their A1c to goal using case studies. The most recent diabetes recommendations will be reviewed and applied to specific patient care situations during these case studies. Repeated in 18.6.021

18.5.079 Fellows Lecture Series: Mastering Chaos: Creativity 101 for Health Care's Daring Spirits

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Speaker(s):
Jeffrey C. Bauer, PhD, FAANP(H)

This unique program begins with a practical, entertaining overview of the key characteristics of innovation for nurse practitioners and other health professionals who want to create something new of value. It uses examples of art, poetry, science, music and other creative endeavors to define the mind-set of people who make an enduring, positive difference in their respective fields. The presentation concludes with a detailed list of personal and professional steps that health care leaders can take to enhance their success in meeting the ultimate challenge of health reform, producing the healthiest population that 17% of GDP can create by providing health care the right way as inexpensively as possible.

18.5.080 Case Studies in Acid Base Imbalances

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Nephrology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Lynn A. Kelso, MSN, APRN, FCCM, FAANP

Acid base abnormalities can be difficult to interpret and challenging to manage. This presentation will use case studies to highlight acid base problems seen in critically ill patients. Common causes, pathophysiologic changes, differential diagnoses and treatment strategies will be reviewed for each case. Repeated in 18.6.028

18.5.081 Pediatric Musculoskeletal Development and Sports Injuries

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Emergency, Orthopedics, Pediatric, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

This presentation tackles pediatric musculoskeletal developmental issues and associated sports implications. Conditions that predispose to injury are addressed. Risk factors for overuse injuries in the pediatric population with a focus on diagnosis and treatment of selected issues are included. Specific recommendations are offered for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment common pediatric musculoskeletal conditions. A mix of case based presentations is delivered with associated anatomy and physiological processes to guide diagnosis and treatment of conditions that frequently impact young athletes. Pediatric patients with musculoskeletal conditions frequently present to primary care clinicians. More children are involved in year-round sports participation and at risk for injury. Few primary care providers feel confident in their ability to diagnose and treat pediatric musculoskeletal injuries and overuse syndromes. Knowledge of growth and development helps guide age appropriate evaluation and treatment. Many conditions are preventable with proper training and respond to measures well within primary care scope of practice.

18.5.082 Injectable Pain Management Strategies for the Lower Extremity

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Orthopedics, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Laurel Short, MSN, FNP-c

This is a presentation of the history of musculoskeletal injections, proper methods to acquire informed consent, analyze and describe the contraindications, selection of appropriate and commonly used medications and the ability utilize landmarks for the appropriate injections treatment plan. This presentation involves audience participation in the location of essential landmarks that would be required in the primary care setting to provide safe and effective injections. Nurse practitioners often lack the education or experience to provide safe musculoskeletal injections within the primary care setting. Several things may result to include patient, economic cost to the system, NP frustration and loss of revenue for the practice. With the proper education, NPs can increase patient satisfaction as well as their own while at the same time saving the patient and system money and generating extra revenue for the practice.

18.5.083 Dehydration, Delirium & Drug Effects Among the Geriatric Population

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Gerontology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Johnnie Sue Wijewardane, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

During this presentation, causes and manifestations of dehydration and delirium are presented. The effects of drugs, especially polypharmacy and initiating drugs at doses that are too high, among elders are also included as contributors to decline in patients’ conditions as well as hospitalizations. Conditions of dehydration, delirium, and drug effects related to the geriatric population are described. Common presentations of dehydration, delirium, and effects of drugs in the geriatric population are discussed. Polypharmacy and its implications in the geriatric population are discussed. Finally, strategies for decreasing the incidence of dehydration, delirium, and adverse effects of drugs among the geriatric population are described.

18.5.084 A Day in the Office: Overcoming Barriers to Immunizing Adults

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Travel Medicine
Speaker(s):
Nancy Dirubbo, FNP-BC, DNP, FAANP

Adult immunizations rates are well below the 2020 Healthy People goals. Low vaccinations rates have been attributed to patient and provider behaviors. Many NPs are overwhelmed with interpreting immunization schedules and don’t know how to interpret the guidelines to devise a vaccination plan for patients who do not follow the charts. Using a fictitious day in a primary care office, I will create scenarios in which typical patients are seen. As these scenarios unfold, discussion about the indications, proper administration, adverse reactions, interactions, contraindications, and barriers to immunizations will be intertwined. Explanations using evidence-based practice will be used. Internet resources will be shared. Barriers to care will be discussed. Improving immunization rates in adults by NPs reduces morbidity, mortality and health care costs significantly and is often linked to incentive reimbursement programs.

18.5.085 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Kathleen T. McCoy, DNSc, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP

This presentation is designed to address PTSD in primary care settings for management by primary care NPs. Discussion will include evidence informed  diagnosis, therapies, medication management and wise referral strategies for safe management of the unstable patient. Discussion will include needs of families of person suffering from this disorder.

18.5.096 Hospital Medicine: Are You Up to Date on the Guidelines?

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient
Speaker(s):
Nycole Oliver, DNP, APRN, RN, FNP-C, ACNPC-AG, CEN

This presentation is a review of the most current evidence-based guidelines for common diagnosis upon admission in the hospital setting.

18.5.097 Reaching the Heights of Optimal Cholesterol Management

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP, CLS, FPCNA, FNLA

Changes in treatment of dyslipidemia has led to updated recommendations from ACC and NLA with regard to the addition of non-statin treatment modalities. We will explore these recommendations and apply current recommendations to case study for optimal understanding.

18.5.098 Peripheral Arterial Disease: 2016 Guidelines

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Mary Ellen Roberts, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAANP

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a nearly pandemic condition that has the potential to cause loss of limb or even loss of life. PAD manifests as insufficient tissue perfusion initiated by existing atherosclerosis acutely compounded by either emboli or thrombi. Many people live daily with significant degrees of PAD. This presentation will present the AHA/ACC 2016 Guidelines for PAD. Repeat of 18.5.077

18.5.099 Getting to A1c Target in Primary Care Practice

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Anne Leake, FNP, PhD, BC-ADM

This presentation will be divided into 3 sections: a brief review current practice guidelines; common barriers to good glycemic control; and pragmatic solutions to reduce these barriers within a primary care practice. Barriers will include clinical inertia, needle phobia, a fear of hypoglycemia, costs of medicine, diabetes distress, complex treatment regimens, medication contraindications and adverse reactions to medications. Case studies to illustrate approaches will be included. Improving glycemic control reduces the risk for complications of diabetes. Most patients can be effectively managed in primary care, but only 50% of people with diabetes are at their A1c target. Poor glycemic control contributes to hospitalizations for a variety of conditions. Provider reimbursement is affected by having a poor "report card" fror A1c results in a primary care practice.  Repeat of 18.5.035

18.5.100 Infectious Diseases Update 2018

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Infectious Disease, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Audrey M. Stevenson, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC

Infectious and communicable diseases are all around us. Many diseases previously thought to be eradicated have made a comeback and the next outbreak may be just a plane ride away. This presentation will prepare Nurse Practitioners in the identification, prevention and treatment of the most current infectious disease threats both in the U.S. and abroad. This presentation will provide the most up to date information on the infectious diseases Nurse Practitioners need to be aware of. Nurse Practitioners in all areas of practice need to have an understanding of the infectious diseases likely to affect their patients. This presentation will provide the most up to date information of emerging and re-emerging infectious disease relevant to NPs. Practitioners will receive information to assist in the identification and treatment of the top infectious disease threats and will learn how to stay abreast of disease affecting patients locally as well as internationally.  Repeated in 18.6.027

18.5.101 New Drug Update 2018: What’s Hot & What’s Not

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Wendy L. Wright, MS, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP

Keeping up with new medications, particularly given the recent trend towards direct to consumer advertising, is one of the true challenges of primary care. Ms. Wright will focus on the top new, widely used medications, including their appropriate uses, adverse effects and drug interactions. Repeated in 18.6.022

18.5.102 I’m So Dizzy, My Head is Spinning: Evaluation of the Patient with Dizziness

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Neurology, Otolaryngology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

So your patient says they are dizzy? Is it vertigo, presyncope, disequilibrium? How should they be evaluated? What about if they are older? This presentation will describe approach, evaluation and differential diagnosis of dizziness in young, middle and older adults.  Repeated in 18.6.023

18.5.103 Public Health Disaster Preparedness & Response: Community Resiliency

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
James LaVelle Dickens, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, CAPT, United States Public Health Service

Community resiliency has the unique ability to provide robust support for residents to endure and recover from disasters while focusing on resources needed during a disaster.

18.5.104 Caring for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Clients

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Men’s Health, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Christopher W. Blackwell, PhD, ARNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CNE, FAANP

This presentation will provide an overview of the most current pressing health issues for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clients and strategies which nurse practitioners can employ to address them. Specific health disparities experienced by men who have sex with men, women who have sex with women, and transgender persons will be explored, with evidence-based rationales provided emphasizing why these disparities persist. Tailoring the health history, physical examination, and specific interventions to impact LGBT health will be addressed. Other topics covered include the current public health and community-based outreach efforts designed to impact the health of LGBT and queer communities and the role of the nurse practitioner in promoting LGBT health. Finally, future research directives in this area will be suggested and described.

18.5.105 Nurse Practitioners Taking the Lead: Integrating Behavioral Health in Primary Care

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Leslie Sharpe, DNP, FNP-BC; Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

Approximately 70% of visits to primary care providers involve psychosocial complaints that affect overall health and well-being. The integration of behavioral health clinicians into NP-led primary care teams can improve timeliness, access, quality and cost of care, as well as improve patient and population health outcomes. This presentation will provide an exemplar featuring an innovative consultation-training model that offers high quality, safe, cost effective, integrated behavioral health services in a rural, underserved primary care setting in North Carolina. This model also addresses the needs of FNPs who often work in isolation in their rural and remote communities with minimal support and empowers the NP-led interprofessional teams to assess and manage individuals and families with complex, comorbid, medical/psychiatric problems. The model will be presented and discussed using specific examples, lessons learned, the impact in the field and the application to workforce development for the future. Behavioral health integration into primary care is crucial to improving patient and population health outcomes. Primary care nurse practitioners and psych/mental health NPs are poised to work together to assess and manage patients with complex, comorbid physical and psychiatric problems to maximize whole health care. This presentation offers an example of an innovative model of care that provides high quality, safe, cost-effective integrated behavioral health services in a rural community health center. Repeat of 18.5.055

18.5.106 Preparing the Older Adult for International Travel in Primary Care

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Travel Medicine
Speaker(s):
Nancy Dirubbo, FNP-BC, DNP, FAANP

Adults are living longer, healthier lives and more and more are traveling internationally well into their 80’s and beyond. They visit friends and family abroad, travel for pleasure, humanitarian reasons, and for medical tourism. Many will consult their PCP prior to travel to optimize any underlying health problems, receive appropriate immunizations, find out how to prevent and self- treat traveler’s diarrhea and insect borne diseases and prevent injuries. Elders who have chronic diseases well managed at home may decompensate with the stress of travel, jet lag, dietary changes, heat, humidity, altitude and other environmental changes. They need to know how to travel with insulin, portable O2, C Pap devices and medications. The NP in primary care needs to understand these risks and devise a plan to mitigate these risks either alone or in conjunction with travel health specialists.

18.5.107 Perils of Getting Older: Physical, Mental & Social Consequences for Women

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Judith A. Berg, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FNAP

Women tend to have longer life expectancies than men for a variety of reasons. However, they are less healthy in their later years. Aging women’s health issues include physical and mental health illnesses, many in common with men, and some issues based on social and economic costs of aging such as poverty, elder abuse, alcoholism and addictions, plus health consequences related to caregiving. Social determinants of health related to education and literacy, violence and abuse, ageism and social exclusion, and social support have a profound effect on aging women’s vulnerability. This presentation will focus on specific physical and mental health issues of aging women, discuss these in the context of social determinants of health and physical environment, and introduce concepts of health promotion to improve quality of life. Repeat of 18.5.057

18.5.112 General Session: Closing Keynote: The Reality is Virtual: Connecting with the Connected Patient

Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Saturday, 6/30)
Type: General Session
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Technology
Speaker(s):
Closing Keynote Speaker:: Kevin L. Smith, DNP, FNP, FAANP, Chief Clinical Officer, Zipnosis, Inc.

Closing Keynote: The Reality is Virtual: Connecting with the Connected Patient

Digital health options are now enabling the transformation from passive patients to savvy healthcare consumers. Changes in the market and advances in technology have given patients the incentives, tools and options to make different decisions about how they receive care. This presentation will explore the emerging role of the connected patient amid the rapidly expanding digital and virtual healthcare care delivery options and will also look at the opportunities and challenges for the nurse practitioner as clinical expert, patient advocate and change agent.

Dr. Kevin Smith, Chief Clinical Officer at Zipnosis, a virtual care software and technology company, has been at the vanguard of developing disruptive innovations focused on improving access and quality of care for patients. He helped to develop QuickMedx (which became MinuteClinic), the first retail clinics in the country, where he served in leadership roles contributing to EHR design, integration of evidence-based content, and supporting the role of the NP. In his current role, Dr. Smith provides strategic leadership for the development and implementation of evidence-based clinical guidelines for virtual care services and clinical informatics.

He is adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, an Education Committee Chair for the American Telemedicine Association, and an inaugural member of the Clear Health Quality Institute (CHQI) Telemedicine Accreditation Standards Committee.


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18.6.007 Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Sunday, 7/01)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Hospitalist/In-Patient, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Surgical
Speaker(s):
Susan J. Corbridge, PhD, ACNP, FAANP; Thomas C. Corbridge, MD, FCCP

Pulmonary function testing is crucial to the proper assessment and management of patients with known lung disease or to aid in the diagnostic process of individuals who present with respiratory symptoms, abnormal chest imaging and abnormalities in gas exchange. Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs) also provide longitudinal data to guide treatment of patients with various respiratory diseases and can help stratify the risk of pulmonary complications in patients undergoing thoracic and extra-thoracic surgery. This workshop will focus on the three components of PFTs: Spirometry, lung volumes and diffusing capacity. This workshop will utilize real patient case scenarios and PFTs to provide the attendees with the knowledge needed for high level interpretation of these tests.

18.6.008 The Acute Abdomen: What the NP Needs to Know When Examining Complaints of Abdominal Pain

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Sunday, 7/01)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Pain Management, Primary Care, Surgical, Women’s Health
Speaker(s):
Bruce S. Zitkus, EdD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CDE

The cause of abdominal pain can be from a simple medical condition or an acute emergency requiring surgery. This workshop focuses on being prepared, as an advanced practice nurse, when examining and evaluating individuals who come into the office with the complaint of abdominal pain. This hands-on workshop will focus on the pertinent issues needed to successfully determine the potential causes of abdominal pain in adults in order to make the correct decisions for management of acute abdominal emergencies A review of the pathophysiology of abdominal pain, the required subjective questioning and potential red flags, advanced examination techniques and the top 10 causes of an acute abdomen with evaluation and treatment. Are you prepared to evaluate and diagnose a patient who comes into your office with the complaint of abdominal pain? Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants. Repeat of 18.5.012

18.6.009 Basic Suturing: It’s All Sewn Up!

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Sunday, 7/01)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Occupational Health, Pediatric, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Cynthia Durham, RN, MSN, ANPC, RNFA

This class is directed toward Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Practitioner students who have never sutured before or need a basic course. Participants will learn the strategies of laceration assessment: when a laceration can be safely closed and when to refer to another provider. We will discuss factors that affect wound healing such as hemostasis, co-morbidities and medications which impact the method and timing of closure. A “hands-on” portion of the class will teach participants: how to deliver a local anesthetic; the types of suture materials available; utilization of simple interrupted, vertical mattress and, if the class is suitably skilled, a running subcuticular closure. Skin model boards, instruments and suture material are utilized for each student’s practice both in the classroom and available to take home. Repeat of 18.3.015 & 18.5.013

18.6.012 Honing Your Cardiac Exam: A Focus on Heart Sounds & Murmurs

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Sunday, 7/01)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Convenient/Urgent Care, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP

Hone your cardiac exam skills in this case-based session. Highlights include obtaining a symptom-focused health history for the person with or at risk for cardiovascular disease, identifying the components and significance of findings in the symptom-focused cardiac exam, identification of abnormal heart sounds, common systolic murmurs, and select 12-lead ECG evaluation.

18.6.016 Basic to Advanced Emergency HEENT Procedures Used in Primary Care & Emergency Settings

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Sunday, 7/01)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 3.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Occupational Health, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Dian Dowling Evans, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAANP; Michael D. Gooch, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, ENP-C

This workshop will review common HEENT emergencies and provide participants with hands-on practice performing HEENT procedures including dental blocks and treatment of dental injuries and conditions, eye examination techniques including fluorescein staining of eyes and foreign body removal. We will practice the use of devices for foreign body removal from the nose and ears, insertion of nasal packing for epistaxis, measuring intraocular pressure with the ICare tonometer and suturing of oral injuries. Repeat of 18.1.021 & 18.1.041

18.6.020 Dermatology Dilemmas

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Sunday, 7/01)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Dermatology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, CPNP, DCNP, FAANP

Rashes and lesions are often confusing to diagnose and treat. This presentation will help differentiate descriptions of conditions such as tine, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, viral lesions and bacterial lesions, as well as appropriate lab evaluations or biopsy if necessary. Treatments will be discussed based on patient age and area of involvement. Rashes can be confusing to diagnose, and inappropriate treatments can exacerbate the condition. This presentation will discuss differential diagnosis and diagnostic options as well as appropriate choices for treatment. Repeat of 18.5.049

18.6.021 What Do I Do When My Patient's Diabetes is Not at Goal? A Case Study Approach for Primary Care NPs

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Sunday, 7/01)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Endocrinology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Dixie L. Harms, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, FAANP

Diabetes has become an epidemic in the world. With the wide variety of new and old medications available for use in the management of Type 2 diabetes, it has become increasingly confusing for the nurse practitioner to know which medication to use when working with their patients that have uncontrolled diabetes. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the options for assisting patients to get their A1c to goal using case studies. The most recent diabetes recommendations will be reviewed and applied to specific patient care situations during these case studies. Repeat of 18.5.078

18.6.022 New Drug Update 2018: What’s Hot & What’s Not

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Sunday, 7/01)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Wendy L. Wright, MS, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP

Keeping up with new medications, particularly given the recent trend towards direct to consumer advertising, is one of the true challenges of primary care. Ms. Wright will focus on the top new, widely used medications, including their appropriate uses, adverse effects and drug interactions.  Repeat of 18.5.101

18.6.023 I’m So Dizzy, My Head is Spinning: Evaluation of the Patient with Dizziness

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Sunday, 7/01)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Neurology, Otolaryngology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

So your patient says they are dizzy? Is it vertigo, presyncope, disequilibrium? How should they be evaluated? What about if they are older? This presentation will describe approach, evaluation and differential diagnosis of dizziness in young, middle and older adults. Repeat of 18.5.102

18.6.026 130 is the New High: Strategies to Manage Hypertension & Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease

Time: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM (Sunday, 7/01)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiovascular, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

If you really want to control blood pressure, you must protect the kidneys! In the world of "130 mm Hg" is the new high systolic blood pressure, savvy strategies to manage blood pressure are even more important. This presentation will focus on antihypertensive medications, use of combinations of these medications, and strategies to reduce blood pressure and slow down progression of chronic kidney disease. Repeat of 18.4.133

18.6.027 Infectious Diseases Update 2018

Time: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM (Sunday, 7/01)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Infectious Disease, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Audrey M. Stevenson, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC

Infectious and communicable diseases are all around us. Many diseases previously thought to be eradicated have made a comeback and the next outbreak may be just a plane ride away. This presentation will prepare Nurse Practitioners in the identification, prevention and treatment of the most current infectious disease threats both in the U.S. and abroad. This presentation will provide the most up to date information on the infectious diseases Nurse Practitioners need to be aware of. Nurse Practitioners in all areas of practice need to have an understanding of the infectious diseases likely to affect their patients. This presentation will provide the most up to date information of emerging and re-emerging infectious disease relevant to NPs. Practitioners will receive information to assist in the identification and treatment of the top infectious disease threats and will learn how to stay abreast of disease affecting patients locally as well as internationally.   Repeat of 18.5.100

18.6.028 Case Studies in Acid Base Imbalances

Time: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM (Sunday, 7/01)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Emergency, Nephrology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Lynn A. Kelso, MSN, APRN, FCCM, FAANP

Acid base abnormalities can be difficult to interpret and challenging to manage. This presentation will use case studies to highlight acid base problems seen in critically ill patients. Common causes, pathophysiologic changes, differential diagnoses and treatment strategies will be reviewed for each case. Repeat of 18.5.080

18.6.029 Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain: Primary Care Evaluation & Management

Time: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM (Sunday, 7/01)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Occupational Health, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

The vast majority of individuals will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. There are many etiologies for low back pain and the majority of patients seen in primary care will have a nonspecific cause for their symptoms. For most, episodes are self-limited and improve with supportive care. Rarely, back pain is an indication of a serious illness. This presentation describes an approach to the exam, diagnostic reasoning and non-surgical treatment strategies for acute and chronic low back pain. The initial evaluation includes history of present illness and targeted physical exam with an emphasis on neurologic screening to rule out serious pathologic conditions. Based on initial evaluation, patients are triaged into broad categories for further diagnostic evaluation and treatment. Over utilization of unproven intervention strategies for low back pain is common and this presentation will offer evidence-based pharmacologic and non- surgical treatment options. Among patients who present to primary care with low back pain, less than 1 percent have a serious underlying cause. Almost all patients with back pain secondary to a serious condition have other symptoms or identifiable risk factors. The clinical evaluation of low back pain includes history and exam for signs or symptoms that suggest the need for further diagnostic valuation. A systematic approach to patients with low back pain will guide clinical decision making. Repeat of 18.5.054