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Tuesday, June 21
22.1.005 ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Workshop: Part 1
Time 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 4
Additional Fee $200.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Procedures, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Kathryn Basques, MSW, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Abby Letcher, MD, FASAM; Joanna Linn, PhD, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS

Check-in for this program is from 7:30 - 8:00 am.

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine is an innovative, case-based course designed for providers who are new to seeing patients at risk or treating patients with addiction. Participants will be presented an overview of the basics of addiction medicine, which covers how to screen, diagnose, treat, and/or refer patients with addiction, many of whom have co-occurring medical and psychiatric comorbidities.

Course Learning Objectives: Identify one’s own feelings and attitudes that promote or prevent therapeutic responses to patients with addiction; Demonstrate a knowledge of neurobiological changes that occur during substance use disorders; Explore validated patient screening tools and ambulatory assessment to detect substance use, interpret a spectrum of results, and match the patient to an appropriate level of care; Utilize motivational interviewing to enhance patients’ readiness to change risky behaviors; Offer the interventions that are appropriate to specific substances and severity of usage pattern; Examine medications for treatment of alcohol, tobacco, and opioid use disorders; and Offer patients and families’ information and referral to behavioral interventions including support groups and mutual aid groups that assist in the recovery process.

This 8-hour live workshop is designed for those new to treating patients with addiction and for individuals who have had little or no addiction training. Registrants must attend both Part 1 and Part 2. Part 2 is continued in 22.1.059.

22.1.006 Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound
Time 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 4.25
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Procedures
Speaker(s)
James K. Palma, MD, MPH, FACEP
Important Notes: There is some overlap between the Bedside Ultrasound and Critical Care Ultrasound Workshops. Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants & manikins.

Critically ill patients are frequently too unstable for movement to radiology or other consultant areas for diagnostic testing: the provider resuscitating the patient must perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures at the bedside. This ultrasound workshop will provide focused lectures and hands-on scanning practice for integration of bedside (provider-performed) ultrasound in emergency and critical care settings. By the end of the workshop, participants will have an organized approach to evaluate the patient with undifferentiated hypotension and/or undifferentiated dyspnea using bedside ultrasound. Participants will recognize normal and abnormal images to diagnose cardiac tamponade, tension pneumothorax, hypovolemia, deep venous thrombosis, hemodynamically significant pulmonary embolism, pulmonary edema, acute decompensated congestive heart failure, and acute myocardial infarction. Vascular access approaches for internal jugular, subclavian, femoral, and peripheral intravenous access will also be reviewed with lecture and hands-on practice with phantoms/simulators. At the end of this session, participants will have a firm appreciation for the clinical utility of provider-performed bedside ultrasound in the acutely decompensated patient to identify the most likely cause of shock and/or dyspnea, as well as foundational hands-on skills for introduction into their clinical practice.
22.1.010 Telehealth: An Introduction to Basic Principles and Equipment
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Telehealth/Technology
Speaker(s)
Robin Arends, DNP, CNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAANP; Tearsanee Davis, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
This workshop will educate the nurse practitioner on basic principles of telehealth such as how to conduct a telehealth visit, reimbursement and licensing. In addition, a hands-on demonstration will introduce the nurse practitioner to telehealth equipment and its use. Nurse practitioners will be able to apply information gained in the workshop to new and existing telehealth practices. Repeated in 22.1.040
22.1.011 Complex Essentials of the Neurological Exam for the Nurse Practitioner in Acute Care
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Neurology, Pharmacology, Procedures, Radiology
Speaker(s)
Angela Nelson, DNP, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP

Important Note: Participants should be prepared to practice learned skills on one another. Active sportswear clothing recommended.

This workshop will include a thorough review of all parts of a neurological examination and will be presented with instruction including PowerPoints, videos and live demonstration. Abnormal findings found in a variety of neurological disorders will be reviewed including presentations, diagnostic criteria and management together with reviews of test results and imaging. All disorders will be presented in a case study format with an opportunity for audience input. Repeated in 21.1.041

22.1.012 Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Thoracostomy Tube Insertion
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, COVID 19, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Oncology, Palliative/End-of-Life, Procedures, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Rich McLaughlin, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Eli Burks, MD, MBA, FAWM, FAAFP

The Ultrasound Guided Thoracentesis & Percutaneous Thoracostomy Tube Insertion workshop is a 3-hour orientation of ultrasound guided percutaneous thoracic procedures that are essential for nurse practitioners working in acute subspecialties or palliative care. The first hour of the workshop will be an interactive PowerPoint presentation reviewing procedural indications and various techniques for performing US guided thoracentesis and US guided percutaneous chest tubes. During the remainder of the workshop the participants will experience guided hands-on training performing US guided thoracentesis and US guided Tube Thoracostomy by seasoned experts. Repeated in 21.1.042

22.1.013 Urgent Care Procedure Skills
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Primary Care, Procedures, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Denise Ramponi, FNP-C, ENP-BC, DNP, FAANP, FAEN
This interactive workshop will include common procedures in Urgent Care including reduction of Nursemaid's elbow, finger dislocations, patellar dislocations, ring removal, olecranon bursa drainage, subungual nail trephination, paronychia drainage, digital blocks, splinter removal, hair tourniquet removal, tick removal, fishhook removal, incision and drainage of abscesses, etc. Repeated in 22.1.043 and 22.2.110
22.1.014 Aromatherapy: Introduction for Clinical Use
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Health Promotion/Wellness
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 22.1.044
22.1.018 Women's Sexual Health: What Your Patients Want You to Know about the Research, Education & Best Practice: Part 1
Time 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 3.25
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Reproductive Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Diane Todd Pace, PhD, APRN, FNP--BC, NCMP, IF, FAANP, FAAN; Lisa Astalos Chism DNP, APRN, BC, NCMP, CSC, FAAN, FAANP; Barbara Dehn, NP, NCMP, FAANP; Brooke Faught, DNP, WHNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, IF; Lori Davis, DNP, FNP-C, ACNP-C, NCMP
Important Note: This workshop includes some graphic details.

As clinicians we are generally not comfortable asking patients about their sexuality. And, they are not comfortable asking us, BUT they want us to ask! The National Women's Health Resource Center and Association of Reproductive Health Professionals commissioned a survey, "Sex and a Healthier You," to help healthcare providers address this issue with patients. Respondents were asked how important sexual health was to overall health; 81% stated it was important. Issues caused negative impacts on romantic relationships (44%), self-esteem (43%), mental health (42%), stress/anxiety (66%) and affected sleep (28%) and weight (25%). However, only 1:5 said they sought help from healthcare providers for sexual health concerns. These results indicate the need to address prevalence of sexual dysfunction. We are presenting this workshop to help clinicians understand the importance of discussing sexual health concerns with patients and to provide accurate, clinically-relevant/evidenced-based information on sexual health conditions, management options and resources. Registrants must attend both Part 1 and Part 2. Part 2 continued in 22.1.050
22.1.019 Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Medical Examiner Training: Part 1
Time 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 3.25
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Convenient/Urgent Care, Health Promotion/Wellness, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Occupational Health
Speaker(s)
Jean Aertker, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP; Wendy Paracka, DNP, APRN, NP-C, FNP, FAANP

AANP’s CMV Medical Examiner (ME) training course is designed to ensure healthcare providers – NPs/APRNs, PAs, MDs, DOs, and DCs, are educated on the core curriculum established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in preparation to take the NRCME Certification Examination. The successful course is completed in person and is divided into 12 subject modules. Upon completion of the ME course, participants will receive a certificate qualifying them to apply for and take the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) Exam at an approved testing site. Both Part 1 and Part 2 must be attended. Continued in 22.1.045

22.1.023 Evaluation & Management of the Acute Airway
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Pharmacology, Procedures, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Sophia Chu Rodgers, DNP, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC, MBA, FAANP, FCCM; Heather Meissen, DNP, ACNP, FCCM, FAANP
This workshop will include didactic and hands-on skill with management of the acute airway. The skill portion will allow the students to rotate through 4 skill stations. In station 1, they will learn how to open an airway using the triple airway maneuver, practice using the bag mask valve, oral, and nasal airway and review the various oxygen supplementations. In station 2 they will progress with more difficult airways with the use of supraglottic devices like the King airway, laryngeal mask, and combitube. Also in this station they will learn how to intubate using the laryngeal blades and handle. In station 3, they will practice intubation using the video intubation scope. In station 4, using pig tracheas, students will perform invasive cricothyrotomy. Repeated in 22.1.053
22.1.024 Musculoskeletal Assessment in the Diagnosis of Common Orthopedic Conditions
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Mens Health, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Obesity/Weight Management, Occupational Health, Orthopedic, Pain Management, Palliative/End-of-Life, Procedures, Rheumatology
Speaker(s)
Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended.

Diagnostic skills and treatment recommendations for most musculoskeletal conditions are well within nurse practitioners’ scope of practice. Despite the prevalence of musculoskeletal disease and its impact on comorbidities, few primary care clinicians feel confident in treating common conditions. Degenerative arthritis, back pain, tendonitis and bursitis of the shoulder, hip and knee are among the most common conditions in primary care. This workshop will help prepare clinicians to achieve greater diagnostic acumen for musculoskeletal conditions frequently encountered in a wide variety of practice settings.

22.1.025 House Calls: The Key to Transforming Your Career and Health Care
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care, Procedures, Telehealth/Technology
Speaker(s)
Speakers: Paul Chiang, MD; Michael J. Kingan, DNP, AGNP-BC, CWOCN; Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA; Ray Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC, GS-C Administrator: Melissa A. Singleton, MEd, Chief Learning Officer, Home Centered Care Institute

Home-based primary care (HBPC) is a growing field and has been shown to improve care of complex, mostly homebound patients and their caregivers while significantly lowering health care costs. This workshop provides an introduction to HBPC, highlighting how working in or owning/operating a house call program can transform a nurse practitioner’s career and make a meaningful impact on homebound and home-limited patients in the community. Expert faculty will discuss the business case and socioeconomic drivers, alignment of HBPC with the 5Ms of geriatrics, staffing models and identification of appropriate patients. Learners will be guided through strategies for overcoming common barriers or fears about building a career in HBPC, including concerns about provider safety, boundaries and burnout, proper documentation and coding, and collaborative agreements with physicians. Also featured are real-life patient and practice case examples and hands-on practice with technology commonly used in HBPC.

22.1.026 Basic to Advanced Emergency Procedures Used in Urgent and Emergency Care Settings
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Primary Care, Procedures, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Dian Dowling Evans, PhD, FNP, ENP, FAAN, FAANP; Michael D. Gooch, DNP, APRN, CCP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C
This workshop will provide participants with hands-on practice in performing different procedures used to evaluate and manage a variety of HEENT conditions. Participants will practice performing dental and auricular regional anesthesia blocks, lip and auricular laceration repair, removal of ear and nasal foreign bodies, and eye examination techniques including tonometry. Repeated in 22.1.056
22.1.027 Pediatric Orthopedics: Practical Knowledge and Application for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Health Promotion/Wellness, Orthopedic, Pediatric, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Raymond W. Kleposki RN,MSN, CPNP; Colleen M. Story, MN, APRN, FNP-C
This intensive workshop will provide an opportunity for subspecialty clinicians around the nation to provide education to primary care providers about pediatric orthopedic conditions including fracture management, common pediatric hip disorders, Scoliosis and pediatric spinal disorders, sports injuries focusing on common pediatric shoulder and knee conditions. This workshop aims to bridge the gap of knowledge and increase the comfort level of the primary care provider by offering hands on splinting, x-ray interpretation, case presentations and demonstration and explanation of common orthopedic conditions. Repeated in 22.1.057
22.1.028 Basic Botox: Part 1
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Aesthetic/Cosmetic Treatment, Business/Professional, Dermatology, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Cassie Lane, NP, DNAP

This course will prepare a licensed medical professional to basic principles and techniques necessary to inject neurotoxin for the cosmetic treatment of facial rhytids including the glabellar complex, frontalis, and orbicularis oculi. Registrants must attend both Part 1 and Part 2.

Part 2 is continued in 22.1.058.

22.1.040 Telehealth: An Introduction to Basic Principles and Equipment
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Telehealth/Technology
Speaker(s)
Robin Arends, DNP, CNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAANP; Tearsanee Davis, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
This workshop will educate the nurse practitioner on basic principles of telehealth such as how to conduct a telehealth visit, reimbursement and licensing. In addition, a hands-on demonstration will introduce the nurse practitioner to telehealth equipment and its use. Nurse practitioners will be able to apply information gained in the workshop to new and existing telehealth practices. Repeat of 22.1.010
22.1.041 Complex Essentials of the Neurological Exam for the Nurse Practitioner in Acute Care
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Neurology, Pharmacology, Procedures, Radiology
Speaker(s)
Angela Nelson, DNP, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP

Important Note: Participants should be prepared to practice learned skills on one another. Active sportswear clothing recommended.

This workshop will include a thorough review of all parts of a neurological examination and will be presented with instruction including PowerPoints, videos and live demonstration. Abnormal findings found in a variety of neurological disorders will be reviewed including presentations, diagnostic criteria and management together with reviews of test results and imaging. All disorders will be presented in a case study format with an opportunity for audience input. Repeat of 21.1.011

22.1.042 Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Thoracostomy Tube Insertion
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, COVID 19, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Oncology, Palliative/End-of-Life, Procedures, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Rich McLaughlin, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Eli Burks, MD, MBA, FAWM, FAAFP

The Ultrasound Guided Thoracentesis & Percutaneous Thoracostomy Tube Insertion workshop is a 3-hour orientation of ultrasound guided percutaneous thoracic procedures that are essential for nurse practitioners working in acute subspecialties or palliative care. The first hour of the workshop will be an interactive PowerPoint presentation reviewing procedural indications and various techniques for performing US guided thoracentesis and US guided percutaneous chest tubes. During the remainder of the workshop the participants will experience guided hands-on training performing US guided thoracentesis and US guided Tube Thoracostomy by seasoned experts. Repeat of 22.1.042

22.1.043 Urgent Care Procedure Skills
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Primary Care, Procedures, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Denise Ramponi, FNP-C, ENP-BC, DNP, FAANP, FAEN
This interactive workshop will include common procedures in Urgent Care including reduction of Nursemaid's elbow, finger dislocations, patellar dislocations, ring removal, olecranon bursa drainage, subungual nail trephination, paronychia drainage, digital blocks, splinter removal, hair tourniquet removal, tick removal, fishhook removal, incision and drainage of abscesses, etc. Repeat of 22.1.013 and Repeated in 22.2.110
22.1.044 Aromatherapy: Introduction for Clinical Use
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Health Promotion/Wellness
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 22.1.014
22.1.045 Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Medical Examiner Training: Part 2
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Convenient/Urgent Care, Health Promotion/Wellness, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Occupational Health
Speaker(s)
Jean Aertker, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP; Wendy Paracka, DNP, APRN, NP-C, FNP, FAANP

AANP’s CMV Medical Examiner (ME) training course is designed to ensure healthcare providers – NPs/APRNs, PAs, MDs, DOs, and DCs, are educated on the core curriculum established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in preparation to take the NRCME Certification Examination. The successful course is completed in person and is divided into 12 subject modules. Upon completion of the ME course, participants will receive a certificate qualifying them to apply for and take the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) Exam at an approved testing site. Both Part 1 and Part 2 must be attended. Both Part 1 and Part 2 must be attended. Continuation of 22.1.019

22.1.048 Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound
Time 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.25
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic, Procedures, Radiology
Speaker(s)
James K. Palma, MD, MPH, FACEP
Important Notes: There is some overlap between the Bedside Ultrasound and Critical Care Ultrasound Workshops. Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants & manikins.

This bedside ultrasound workshop will provide focused lectures and extensive hands-on scanning practice for the eFAST trauma exam, ultrasound-guided procedures (emphasis on vascular access), ocular pathology, and basics of musculoskeletal ultrasound. The basic FAST exam evaluates for free intraperitoneal fluid (e.g., abdominal bleeding or ascites) and pericardial bleeding/tamponade/effusion. Adding on evaluation of the thoracic cavity with the extended FAST (eFAST) exam allows diagnosis of hemothorax (or pleural effusion) and pneumothorax. This quick exam can be completed in less than 2 minutes and guides medical decision-making for triage, evacuation priority, and guidance of surgical care. The FAST exam is useful not only for trauma cases, but also bleeding or fluid from many other causes, such as ruptured ectopic pregnancy, ascites, tuberculosis, etc. The eFAST session also introduces transducer orientation and basics of ultrasound scanning, as well as normal anatomy of the heart, diaphragm, liver, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder, uterus, and prostate. Procedural guidance will focus on both central venous access (jugular, subclavian, femoral) and peripheral intravenous (IV) access, but the principles are also applicable to a wide range of procedures (i.e., nerve blocks, thoracentesis, paracentesis, arthrocentesis, foreign body removal, etc.). Musculoskeletal topics include normal anatomy, bony fracture, tendon injury, foreign body, nerve block introduction, and differentiation of abscess versus cellulitis. Ocular ultrasound identifies normal anatomy and numerous pathologic findings, with a particular focus on retinal detachment, vitreous detachment, and increased intracranial pressure. At the end of this session, participants will have a firm appreciation for the clinical utility of provider-performed bedside ultrasound in a wide range of settings, as well as foundational skills for introduction into their clinical practice.
22.1.050 Women's Sexual Health: What Your Patients Want You to Know about the Research, Education & Best Practice: Part 2
Time 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 3.25
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Reproductive Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Diane Todd Pace, PhD, APRN, FNP--BC, NCMP, IF, FAANP, FAAN; Lisa Astalos Chism DNP, APRN, BC, NCMP, CSC, FAAN, FAANP; Barbara Dehn, NP, NCMP, FAANP; Brooke Faught, DNP, WHNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, IF; Lori Davis, DNP, FNP-C, ACNP-C, NCMP
Important Note: This workshop includes some graphic details.

As clinicians we are generally not comfortable asking patients about their sexuality. And, they are not comfortable asking us, BUT they want us to ask! The National Women's Health Resource Center and Association of Reproductive Health Professionals commissioned a survey, "Sex and a Healthier You," to help healthcare providers address this issue with patients. Respondents were asked how important sexual health was to overall health; 81% stated it was important. Issues caused negative impacts on romantic relationships (44%), self-esteem (43%), mental health (42%), stress/anxiety (66%) and affected sleep (28%) and weight (25%). However, only 1:5 said they sought help from healthcare providers for sexual health concerns. These results indicate the need to address prevalence of sexual dysfunction. We are presenting this workshop to help clinicians understand the importance of discussing sexual health concerns with patients and to provide accurate, clinically-relevant/evidenced-based information on sexual health conditions, management options and resources. Registrants must attend both Part 1 and Part 2. Part 2 is a continuation of 22.1.018.
22.1.053 Evaluation & Management of the Acute Airway
Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Pharmacology, Procedures, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Sophia Chu Rodgers, DNP, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC, MBA, FAANP, FCCM; Heather Meissen, DNP, ACNP, FCCM, FAANP
This workshop will include didactic and hands-on skill with management of the acute airway. The skill portion will allow the students to rotate through 4 skill stations. In station 1, they will learn how to open an airway using the triple airway maneuver, practice using the bag mask valve, oral, and nasal airway and review the various oxygen supplementations. In station 2 they will progress with more difficult airways with the use of supraglottic devices like the King airway, laryngeal mask, and combitube. Also in this station they will learn how to intubate using the laryngeal blades and handle. In station 3, they will practice intubation using the video intubation scope. In station 4, using pig tracheas, students will perform invasive cricothyrotomy. Repeat of 22.1.023
22.1.054 Become an Injection Pro with this Essential Toolkit: Musculoskeletal Injections in Primary Care
Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Autoimmune Disorders, Business/Professional, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Integrative Health, Mens Health, Obesity/Weight Management, Occupational Health, Orthopedic, Pain Management, Primary Care, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Laurel Short, DNP, FNP-C

Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants and manikins.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) problems are in the top reasons for primary care visits, and over half of chronic medical conditions in the United States are related to MSK diagnoses. These conditions are a leading cause of disability, resulting in both individual and societal burden. 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. The session will also provide a solid foundation for optimizing MSK exam and treatments that complement injections. You will leave with a better understanding and confidence for these important procedures! Repeated in 22.2.120

22.1.055 Building Your House Call Toolbox: Optimizing Care for Your Homebound Patients
Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Procedures, Telehealth/Technology
Speaker(s)
Speakers: Paul Chiang, MD; Michael J. Kingan, DNP, AGNP-BC, CWOCN; Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA; Ray Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC, GS-C Administrator: Melissa A. Singleton, MEd, Chief Learning Officer, Home Centered Care Institute

Home-based primary care (HBPC) is recognized around the world as an effective, cost-saving solution for the health care challenges posed by an increasingly frail, chronically ill and disabled aging population. Qualified HBPC providers are uniquely positioned to serve this population, with expertise in addressing social determinants of health, using interdisciplinary teams, working with community agencies, and managing multiple comorbidities, e.g., COPD, CHF, diabetes and dementia. This workshop is designed for experienced HBPC providers and features hands-on practice in procedures commonly performed in the home, e.g., trach tube and G-tube exchange, wound care and knee joint injection. Proven strategies are also presented for enhancing efficiency and operations, e.g., DME ordering and referrals, telehealth, and coding/documentation required for Advance Care Planning, Transitional Care Management, Chronic Care Management and Prolonged Services.

22.1.056 Basic to Advanced Emergency Procedures Used in Urgent and Emergency Care Settings
Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Primary Care, Procedures, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Dian Dowling Evans, PhD, FNP, ENP, FAAN, FAANP; Michael D. Gooch, DNP, APRN, CCP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C
This workshop will provide participants with hands-on practice in performing different procedures used to evaluate and manage a variety of HEENT conditions. Participants will practice performing dental and auricular regional anesthesia blocks, lip and auricular laceration repair, removal of ear and nasal foreign bodies, and eye examination techniques including tonometry. Repeat of 22.1.026
22.1.057 Pediatric Orthopedics: Practical Knowledge and Application for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Health Promotion/Wellness, Orthopedic, Pediatric, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Raymond W. Kleposki RN,MSN, CPNP; Colleen M. Story, MN, APRN, FNP-C
This intensive workshop will provide an opportunity for subspecialty clinicians around the nation to provide education to primary care providers about pediatric orthopedic conditions including fracture management, common pediatric hip disorders, Scoliosis and pediatric spinal disorders, sports injuries focusing on common pediatric shoulder and knee conditions. This workshop aims to bridge the gap of knowledge and increase the comfort level of the primary care provider by offering hands on splinting, x-ray interpretation, case presentations and demonstration and explanation of common orthopedic conditions. Repeat of 22.1.027
22.1.058 Basic Botox: Part 2
Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Aesthetic/Cosmetic Treatment, Business/Professional, Dermatology, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Cassie Lane, NP, DNAP

This course will prepare a licensed medical professional to basic principles and techniques necessary to inject neurotoxin for the cosmetic treatment of facial rhytids including the glabellar complex, frontalis, and orbicularis oculi. Registrants must attend both Part 1 and Part 2.

Part 2 is a continuation of 22.1.028.

22.1.059 ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Workshop: Part 2
Time 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 4
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Procedures, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Kathryn Basques, MSW, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Abby Letcher, MD, FASAM; Joanna Linn, PhD, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine is an innovative, case-based course designed for providers who are new to seeing patients at risk or treating patients with addiction. Participants will be presented an overview of the basics of addiction medicine, which covers how to screen, diagnose, treat, and/or refer patients with addiction, many of whom have co-occurring medical and psychiatric comorbidities.

Course Learning Objectives: Identify one’s own feelings and attitudes that promote or prevent therapeutic responses to patients with addiction; Demonstrate a knowledge of neurobiological changes that occur during substance use disorders; Explore validated patient screening tools and ambulatory assessment to detect substance use, interpret a spectrum of results, and match the patient to an appropriate level of care; Utilize motivational interviewing to enhance patients’ readiness to change risky behaviors; Offer the interventions that are appropriate to specific substances and severity of usage pattern; Examine medications for treatment of alcohol, tobacco, and opioid use disorders; and Offer patients and families’ information and referral to behavioral interventions including support groups and mutual aid groups that assist in the recovery process.

This 8-hour live workshop is designed for those new to treating patients with addiction and for individuals who have had little or no addiction training. Registrants must attend both Part 1 and Part 2.

Part 2 is a continuation of 22.1.005.

22.1.070 A Curious Case of Rhabdomyolysis
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Emergency, Genetics/Genomics, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Neurology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Sara Edmund, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
This is a case presentation of a 19-year-old college student who presented to the emergency department with complaints consistent with rhabdomyolysis. No risk factors for rhabdomyolysis or activities that generally lead to rhabdomyolysis; urine drug screen negative. This occurred two more times without an etiology uncovered. We will review all admissions, lab values, other diagnostic tests, referral outcomes, treatments, and eventual diagnosis. The speaker will also introduce the patient at the end of the presentation for Q and A.
22.1.071 Adult Immunizations in the Era of COVID-19
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Allergy/Immunology, Autoimmune Disorders, Convenient/Urgent Care, COVID 19, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Occupational Health, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Social Determinants of Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Debra A. Kosko, DNP, MN, FNP-BC, FAANP
As the US population ages, vaccines that prevent diseases in adults become a more critical tool in the nurse practitioner toolbox. While our treatments for cancers and other immune compromising diseases improves, so do the number of Americans who are more vulnerable to communicable diseases. Despite the many valuable adult immunizations available in the US, uptake of these vaccines is low. The advent of SARS-CoV-2 resulted in a further plummeting of adult immunizations. Nurse practitioners can play a significant role in improving uptake of adult immunizations resulting in a decrease in the morbidity and mortality of preventable diseases.
22.1.072 Autism Spectrum Disorder: Training for Healthcare Providers
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Neurology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Alyssa Burkhart, FNP-C

Autism Spectrum Disorder is the fastest growing developmental disability in the US and a growing number of these patients are being seen in our offices. Healthcare providers receive very little, if any, education on how to care for these patients in healthcare setting. This lack of education and training can result in an escalation of preventable behaviors during the office visits, resulting in a missed diagnosis, preventable injury, and poor treatment plans. The nurse practitioner will learn how to prevent and manage challenging behaviors with adjustments to the physical exam, exam room accommodations and sensory tools.

22.1.073 My Achy-Breaky Heart: Evaluating Chest Pain in the Outpatient Setting
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Paul Rodgers, MSN, APN-C, CCRN
Chest pain represents one of the most common presenting symptoms in non-injury office visits. Utilizing a series of case studies, this presentation will allow participants to build a skill set utilizing advanced cardiac assessment, risk stratification and non-invasive cardiac testing in the evaluation of patients presenting with chest pain. The presentation will review key components of the 12 lead ECG, signs/symptoms of non-cardiac chest pain, rationale/use for non-invasive cardiac testing and indications for urgent cardiac referral. Attendees will develop a more thorough understanding of the evaluation and management of chest pain through risk stratification, algorithms and clinical decision making.
22.1.074 Diabetes Related Autonomic Neuropathies
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Neurology, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Urology
Speaker(s)
Eileen Egan, DNP, FNP-c, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES
Autonomic neuropathies are a heterogeneous, complex group of disorders that are difficult to diagnose and therefore often go unrecognized and untreated. Patients may experience of myriad of symptoms affecting multiple organ systems. This presentation will provide information on prevalence, diagnosis and available treatment options for autonomic neuropathies. At the conclusion, the nurse practitioner will be better equipped to employ strategies to assist individuals in achieving improved outcomes and quality of life.'
22.1.075 Resilience in Healthcare: Practical Strategies to Combat Provider Burnout
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health, Leadership, Occupational Health
Speaker(s)
Letha Joseph, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC

This presentation will review burnout among healthcare professionals, its origin, and its symptoms. Burnout manifests as emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and decreased personal accomplishment, originating from the negative balance of physical, emotional, and spiritual energy accounts. By replenishing these energy accounts, healthcare providers create resilience. The speaker will discuss practical strategies to create and maintain resilience and guide the learners through the experience of self-compassion and gratitude practice, strategies they can incorporate to restore resilience.

22.1.076 Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis, Management and Treatments
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Co
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Neurology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Joan Miravite Harper, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive disorder that requires multidisciplinary care to allow the PD patient to live their best life. Caring for these patients is highly rewarding. This presentation will provide an overview and update on the management of PD. PD features, diagnostic criteria, the movement disorder examination, disease progression, medication management, surgical therapies including Deep Brain Stimulation, and multidisciplinary care throughout the continuum of disease will be examined. Hospitalization considerations, support for the caregiver and palliative care will be discussed.
22.1.077 What You Don’t See Can Harm: Waste Anesthetic Gases Occupational Exposure
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Health Promotion/Wellness, Occupational Health, Research
Speaker(s)
Elizabeth Card, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CPAN, CCRP, FASPAN
Waste Anesthesia Gases (WAG) is an occupational hazard that according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) effects of WAG exposure range from nausea, dizziness, headaches, to infertility, miscarriages, birth defects, cancer, liver and kidney diseases (OSHA, 1991). Environmental & administrative controls are in place to remove WAG from the air for the Operating Rooms; however patients exhale WAGs unmetabolized into areas without these controls (Post Anesthesia Care Units, ICU, L&D) as they emerge from anesthesia. The healthcare workers in these areas are exposed every day and most are unaware of this invisible, unregulated occupational hazard. This presentation will describe health hazards with exposure, controls that could be put into place and current advocacy work by the Action Coalition to Address WAG.
22.1.078 Obesity: Uncovering a Pandemic During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Nurse Practitioner Role
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, COVID 19, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Mens Health, Obesity/Weight Management, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Research, Sleep Disorder, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Patricia Garnica, MS, ANP-BC, CDCES, CDTC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that between 2015 and 2016, 33% of the US population was overweight, 38% obese and 8% extremely obese. Overweight and obesity have been directly associated with all-cause mortality in men and women and are risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer. Obesity also increases health care expenditure and decreases life expectancy. In 2020 a correlation between obesity and increase risk for hospitalization as well as increase mortality in patients with COVID-19 was also identified. For health care providers, understanding and addressing the multifactorial causes and effects of obesity is imperative. The role of the nurse practitioner is to become an active member of change by addressing this health condition with evidence-based treatments that include behavioral modification, medications and surgery referrals.

22.1.079 Palliative Care in Chronic Disease Management: Introducing Concepts Early
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Gerontology, Nephrology, Neurology, Palliative/End-of-Life, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Karen Mulvihill, DNP, APRN, FNP, ACHPN
The presentation will review the definition of palliative care and identify the diagnoses with the highest symptom burden. The presentation will discuss why it is important to have conversations with chronically ill patients early in the course of their illness. Congestive heart failure, COPD, neurological disorders and ESRD will be discussed. The presentation will provide ways to integrate palliative care concepts earlier in the course of these illnesses.
22.1.080 Interdisciplinary Management of the Psychiatric Patient in Primary Care
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Gerontology, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Susan Minter, DNP, NP-C

Presentations of psychiatric illness and behavioral disorders in primary care are exceedingly common, however, require thorough interdisciplinary consideration. Without prompt and definitive care, these patients, care givers and peers are at risk for adverse outcomes. Rapid diagnosis and management of contributory medical problems is essential, as well as a guided, stepwise response to mental health problems that not only advances the care of the patient, but is responsive to the needs of stakeholders will be addressed.

22.1.085 Cannabis and CBD: Implications for Nurse Practitioners in Clinical Practice
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Gerontology, Integrative Health, Pain Management, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Sleep Disorder, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Carla J. Groh, PhD, PMHNP-BC

Cannabis use for medical condition has increased significantly over the past 20 years with 33 states and the District of Columbia passing laws legalizing medical cannabis. The objective of this presentation is to provide a brief history of medical cannabis, the evidence for the qualifying medical and psychiatric conditions, and to discuss the implications of cannabis use for nurse practitioners in clinical practice. The impact of Cannabis on special populations will be discussed: adolescents, pregnant women, and those over 65 years.

22.1.086 Learning from Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Nurse Practitioners to Improve Practice
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Adolescent Health, Business/Professional, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Health Promotion/Wellness, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Orthopedic, Pain Management, Pediatric, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Karen Wilkinson, MN, ARNP, LNCC, CNLCP
Payouts from malpractice claims against nurse practitioners (NPs) continue to rise, and much of the increase can be tied to the prescribing and management of painkillers, according to new data from insurance companies. The frequency of negligence and malpractice allegations and medication-related complaints filed with state boards of nursing increased from 16.5% of closed claims in their 2012 analysis to 29.45% of claims in the 2017 analysis. The data show that most claims develop from a failure involving core competencies such as diagnosis, medication prescribing, or treatment and care management. Legal Nurse Consultant Karen Wilkinson’s involvement in the legal side of malpractice case work allows for transparency without shame and blame in sharing stories discreetly highlighting “What happened,” “Why it happened” and “How to keep it from happening again.” This presentation will review the most common fact patterns in nurse practitioner-related lawsuits that arise repeatedly in malpractice cases involving patients presenting to the emergency department, hospital, and ambulatory care clinics. Case examples from many high-risk areas including sepsis, stroke, orthopedic injuries/emergencies, and medication prescribing will allow the participant to apply newly learned concepts to their daily practice.
22.1.087 Oh No! A Rash! Pediatric Exanthems and Hypersensitivity Reactions
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
COVID 19, Dermatology, Infectious Disease, Pediatric
Speaker(s)
Victoria Garcia-Albea, PNP, DCNP, MSN, BSN
This presentation will cover classic pediatric exanthems and will include more recent viral entities. The presentation will also cover important hypersensitivity reactions that occur in pediatric patients.
22.1.088 Open Payments & Nurse Practitioner Participation in Health Care Transparency
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Lynn Rapsilber, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP

Open Payments is a national disclosure program that promotes a transparent and accountable healthcare system by making the financial relationships between drug and medical device companies and healthcare providers available to the public. Through the Open Payments data, healthcare consumers have insight into the provider-industry relationship. Each year, drug and medical device companies report to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) payments or transfers of value they make to certain healthcare providers. The data is published annually on the Open Payments Database. In 2021, Open Payment expanded to include nurse practitioners as a reportable healthcare provider type. It is important for nurse practitioners to understand what interactions may be collected, and reported about them, as well as how they may review and, if necessary, dispute data that is attributed to them. This presentation explores the Open Payments program holistically, and what nurse practitioners need to know!

22.1.089 Assessment of Elderly Patients for Long Term Care Options
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Palliative/End-of-Life
Speaker(s)
Sherrie Gaddis, MSN MBA APRN FNP-BC

As our population continues to age it is important to evaluate their care needs and ability to stay in their home with assistance or alternative options. Discussion of their needs should be part of an annual Health Assessment as well as planning for the time that more assistance may be necessary.

22.1.090 When the News is Bad: Communicating Difficult Information
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Leadership, Oncology, Palliative/End-of-Life, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Holly Watson-Evans, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP

Communicating serious, upsetting or life-changing news to a patient may be one of the most difficult conversations a nurse practitioner (NP)will ever have. While it can be said that no person is truly ever "ready" or "comfortable" delivering this type of news, we can take steps to increase our self- awareness and learn how to communicate difficult or distressing news. The purpose of this presentation is to offer the NP practical guidance and tools for the difficult conversations each of us will likely have with a patient. The intended outcome is that the NP will gain self-confidence and practical tools that can be used in the sensitive and skillful delivery of bad or upsetting news.

22.1.091 Hypogonadism in Men: An Evidence Based Approach to Assessment and Management
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Mens Health, Reproductive Health
Speaker(s)
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
Hypogonadism in men is a prevalent and treatable condition. This presentation will carefully review the evidence and separate evidence based clinical principles guiding the evaluation and treatment men with androgen deficiency from myths surrounding the role of androgens in male sexual function and sexuality, along with myths related to androgen replacement therapy versus their illicit use to enhance appearance and athletic performance. We will also review evidence concerning adverse side effects related to androgen replacement therapy and its long-term use.
22.1.092 The Limping Child: A Complex Differential
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Genetics/Genomics, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Orthopedic, Pediatric, Radiology, Rheumatology
Speaker(s)
Malinda S. Teague, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC
Discussion of the many varied differential diagnoses for limp in a pediatric patient, including infectious, orthopedic, and rheumatologic etiologies. A focus on age-based differential diagnosis of limp will provide more targeted assessment and management strategies applicable to both primary care and urgent care settings, while including developmental considerations as well. Diagnostic evaluation with laboratory testing and imaging in the evaluation of limp will also be covered.
22.1.093 Screening Strategies and Interpretation for Breast Cancer Detection: The Role of the Nurse Practitioner
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Genetics/Genomics, Health Promotion/Wellness, Oncology, Radiology
Speaker(s)
Rachel Fidino , MSN, ARNP, WHNP-BC, AGN-BC, DNP

At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to describe risks and benefits associated with modern breast cancer screening techniques. Participants will be able to appropriately interpret breast imaging reports and follow evidence-based guidelines when ordering additional imaging. Participants will be able to identify supplemental imaging recommendations based on breast cancer risk factors. The importance of conveying accurate information to patients to promote informed shared decision-making to develop an individualized treatment plan.

22.1.094 Initial Psychiatric Assessment for the Primary Care Provider
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Melissa Kalensky, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CNE

Within the United States nearly 52 million, or 1 in 5 individuals experience mental illness, as well as another 19 million individuals with a diagnosis of substance use disorder. With a paucity of psychiatric specialists, nurse practitioners will be increasingly called upon to diagnose and treat a wide variety of mental health issues regardless of practice setting. In primary care, concerns related to mental health account for 20% of adult and over 30% of older adult office visits. The ability to provide an initial assessment of psychiatric symptoms is vital in gathering enough information to treat and/or triage and refer complex cases onto psychiatry. This presentation will provide an evidence-based approach that outlines the essential elements of psychiatric history taking, review of screening tools, discussion of common safety concerns specific to mental health, tips and tricks for psychiatric assessment and prescribing in a primary care setting.

22.1.100 Trauma-Informed Care for Teens: Not What You Should Do But How You Should Be
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Diversity Training and Cultural Competence, Health Promotion/Wellness, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Jessica L. Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, FAAN

Since the landmark 1998 Adverse Childhood Event (ACEs) study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente, a paradigm shift has occurred in the healthcare approach to adult disease. Evidence is emerging to demonstrate how complex trauma can impact a person’s biology and genetic composition. ACEs are now recognized as a significant contributor to adverse holistic health outcomes, including predisposition to risk of depression, heart disease, overweight/obesity, asthma, cancer, and many others. Explore the health impacts of ACEs and understand how to foster protective factors and resilience in a trauma-informed and culturally-responsive way.

22.1.101 Advanced Endocrine Care of the Transgender Patient
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, LGBT Health/Transgender, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Kathryn S. Tierney, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
This presentation will review the algorithms for gender affirming hormone therapy and explore common co-morbidities that require critical thinking in the setting of gender transition from an endocrine perspective.
22.1.102 Help! Responding Effectively to Emergencies Beyond the Workplace
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Kelly Sanderson, EMT, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAWM

As nurse practitioners, we are specially qualified to respond to medical emergencies we encounter outside of the workplace. However, providing care in this setting poses unique challenges, and raises questions about risk. This presentation was borne from conversations with colleagues who have responded to emergencies and wondered if they should have done something differently, as well as from my own experiences transitioning from a professional clinician to providing prehospital care as a volunteer firefighter/EMT. I will review the practical steps each of us can take while responding to emergencies outside of our typical medical practices. I will first touch on the ethical and legal obligations of assisting in emergencies in the field. I will then discuss ways to promote safety and review a structured approach to gathering information about the patient. Next, we will review how to effectively coordinate with professional emergency responders. I will spend some time discussing two special response environments -- the wilderness, and while in-flight -- and some of the considerations to make in these settings.

22.1.103 Forget Me Not: Evaluating Memory Concerns in Clinical Practice
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Emergency, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Integrative Health, Neurology, Occupational Health, Palliative/End-of-Life, Pharmacology, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Sara J. Hunter, DNP, APRN-CNP
Early identification and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is important in maintaining and supporting the patient’s quality of life. It is important that family practice and general practitioners are able to identify criteria that may spur further testing and neurological evaluation. Prior to working in neurology, I had minimal knowledge and experience on how to differentiate between different types of dementias. This presentation will help fill knowledge gaps and allow providers to more easily identify symptoms concerning for dementias appropriate testing, and treatment options that are available. This is appropriate for providers in multiple practice settings.
22.1.104 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, COVID 19, Diversity Training and Cultural Competence, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership, Research, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Lisa M. Coleman, PhD
Description coming soon
22.1.105 Etiology, Clinical Presentation and Treatment of Chronic Wounds
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Dermatology, Pharmacology, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Laura Swoboda, DNP, APNP, FNP-C, FNP-BC, CWOCN-AP

This dynamic presentation will provide the essentials in evidence-based best practices in the world of wound care, harnessing both well-known and emerging treatment approaches, which will build a strong foundation for improving patient care for those with acute and chronic wounds. Faculty will begin by providing an overview of the wound healing process, how this process becomes disrupted in chronic wounds, and what providers can do to change chronic wounds back onto a healing trajectory.

22.1.106 Her Turn! New Market Medications for Female Sexual Health
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Integrative Health, Pharmacology, Urology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Tara Thompson PharmD, FAPC; Heather Quaile, DNP, WHNP-BC, CSC, SANE, IF
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a complex and multi-faceted disorder that has a wide spectrum of symptoms and severity. The need for treatment options for these women has increased in recent years, and healthcare providers must be educated on these available drugs and therapies. This presentation will cover commercially-available treatments for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder which include: filibustering, bremelanotide, bupropion (off-label), and testosterone (off-label). This presentation will also review commercially available treatment options for VVA/GSM which include spermophile, prasterone/DHEA, and local estradiol.
22.1.107 Telemedicine Toolbox: Practical Skills & Know-How to Improve Virtual Care
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Allergy/Immunology, Business/Professional, Dermatology, Domestic Violence, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Gerontology, LGBT Health/Transgender, Mens Health, Obesity/Weight Management, Occupational Health, Otolaryngology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Judy Greengold, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C

The telemedicine (TM) transformation of 2020 profoundly changed patient care and providers around the world. Nearly overnight, providers faced the challenge of providing high quality care in the absence of traditional tools of diagnosis -- utilizing a tool they had never before received training or education to manage. More than one quarter of ambulatory visits will be delivered virtually moving forward. Research shows that providers are seeking opportunities to enable appropriate use of telemedicine, improving safety and quality for patient care. Existing TM clinical skills CME opportunities primarily address pre-pandemic populations; namely young, healthy patients with simple acute needs. I will present a practical and interactive approach utilizing best practices we have cultivated and studied at Johns Hopkins Medicine to improve the quality and generalizability of virtual care. I will orient providers of all skill levels to the unique strengths and limitations of telemedicine. I will present strategies for mitigating risk in the virtual space while delivering excellent care. Participants will leave the presentation with practical tools to enable full spectrum virtual ambulatory care.

22.1.108 APRN Practice During COVID-19: Addressing Barriers to Practice
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, COVID 19, Leadership, Research, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc, FAANP; Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP
As a result of the COVID-29 pandemic, Governors in states with restricted or reduced Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) practice issued Executive Orders to waive or suspend select practice agreement requirements. Little information is available on addressing barriers to APRN practice and how they impact practice. The results of a web-based national study of over 7,000 APRNS from all 50 states conducted from June to September 2020, will be reviewed. Respondents included 3,496 (46.8%) from states with reduced practice authority, 2,617 (35%) from states with restricted practice authority, and 1,354 (18.1%) from states with full practice authority. A majority of respondents (n = 4649, 63%) reported caring for a COVID-19 patient. This session will present an overview of the results of the study, highlighting pre-pandemic and intra-pandemic barriers and impact of the pandemic on APRN care. Implications for APRN practice and strategies for addressing barriers to APRN practice will be reviewed.
22.1.109 Using Common Psychotropic Medications in Primary Care: What the PCP Needs to Know
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Sattaria (Tari) S. Dilks, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Primary care providers are quickly becoming the first line in treating psychiatric disorders, partially because of the lack of psychiatric prescribers. It is critical to understand the psychotropic properties of medications and how to select which one to use. This presentation will review the most common psychotropics used in primary care, side effects, diagnostic screening tests and the evidenced based approaches to consider.
22.1.115 Welcome Reception
Time 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM (Tuesday, 6/21)
Presentation Type Other
Speaker(s)
Function of AANP

Opening night at the 2022 AANP National Conference wouldn’t be complete without our
welcome reception. We are busy developing a fun, interactive event and details will be
shared in the near future. You will want to be sure to mark your calendar and attend this
event on Tuesday, June 21, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m.


Wednesday, June 22
22.2.010 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 1 Lectures - Part 1
Time 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 4.75
Additional Fee $225.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Kent D. Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP; Sophia Chu Rodgers, DNP, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC, MBA, FAANP, FCCM; Heather Meissen, DNP, ACNP, FCCM, FAANP; Rodney H. Newman RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Justin Spe

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 22

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 22.2.010 - Lectures - Part 1

Wednesday, June 22

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 22.2.125 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Thursday, June 23

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 22.3.050 - Lectures - Part 2

Friday, June 24

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 22.4.030 - 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 $225.00 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. The certificates will be mailed from SCCM.

22.2.011 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 2 Lectures - Part 1
Time 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 4.75
Additional Fee $225.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Kent D. Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP; Sophia Chu Rodgers, DNP, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC, MBA, FAANP, FCCM; Heather Meissen, DNP, ACNP, FCCM, FAANP; Rodney H. Newman RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Justin Spe

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 22

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 22.2.011 - Lectures - Part 1

Thursday, June 23

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 22.3.051 - Lectures - Part 2

Thursday, June 23

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 22.3.111 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Friday, June 24

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 22.4.071 - 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 $225.00 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. The certificates will be mailed from SCCM.

22.2.015 Opening General Session
Time 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type General Session
CE Hours 1.5
Speaker(s)
Erik Wahl
Erik Wahl, will kick off the conference with a high-energy performance and empowering message on embracing change. This session will inspire and equip you to achieve superior performance by overcoming the challenges that often accompany change. Erik is an American graffiti artist, speed-painter, author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur.
22.2.020 Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis and Guideline Management of the New Myocardial Infarction
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Pr
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Kathy J. Noyes, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC
The diagnosis of myocardial infarction has evolved over time and discovery to include a spectrum of symptom presentations, diagnostic markers and evidence-based management. This presentation is designed to discuss this spectrum now identified as Acute Coronary Syndrome.
22.2.021 To Treat or Not to Treat? Antibiotic Stewardship Across the Lifespan
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Allergy/Immunology, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Convenient/Urgent Care, COVID 19, Infectious Disease, Occupational Health, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Debra A. Kosko, DNP, MN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Antimicrobial stewardship is a system-wide approach to promoting and overseeing the safe and judicious use of antimicrobials. These standards protect patients of all ages from harm caused by unnecessary antibiotic use and combat antibiotic resistance. However, their use is not universal and has diminished during the COVID pandemic. Nurse practitioners can play a significant role in increasing adherence to antibiotic standards in all healthcare settings, from the NICU to long term care, improving clinical outcomes.
22.2.022 Dating and Partner Violence
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Health Promotion/Wellness, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Jeff R. Temple, PhD
Dr. Temple will discuss the prevalence, predictors, course and consequences of dating and domestic violence. He will also review effective screening, universal education, intervention and prevention programs, as well as provide information relevant to the everyday practice of Nurse Practitioners.
22.2.023 When the Heat is On: Hyperthermic Emergencies
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency
Speaker(s)
Michael D. Gooch, DNP, APRN, CCP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C
A patient presents with altered mental status and an elevated core temperature. As the emergency nurse practitioner, how will you manage this patient? What are your differentials, is it a fever, environmental, or perhaps a medication reaction? These are some of the aspects which will be covered as we review the differentials and management options for the hyperthermic patient in emergency care settings.
22.2.024 Austere Medicine: How Wilderness Medicine Enhances Health Care and Operational Readiness
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Business/Professional, Emergency, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Occupational Health, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
CDR Melissa A. Perkins, DNP, FNP-C, FAWM, DiMM

Wilderness medicine is a specialty that applies to many areas of medicine and reaches multiple settings. Simply put, wilderness medicine is the delivery of health care to individuals entering, present-in, or returning-from austere and/or resource-deprived areas. It includes treatment, management, and evacuation in remote environments, but also includes primary care through prevention strategies and treatment of those returning from unique environments. This presentation will explore current and future opportunities for nurse practitioners in wilderness medicine and applies to military and civilians. The content will describe the overlap between wilderness medicine and operational medicine and demonstrate how developing skills and knowledge in wilderness medicine can enhance remote medical readiness for the nurse practitioner. The content will provide several examples of training opportunities and experiential opportunities. This presentation will demonstrate an unconventional way to use existing resources in an effort to create competent, confident nurse practitioners in austere settings.

22.2.025 Pediatric Lower Extremity Alignment Issues in Primary Care
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Orthopedic, Pediatric
Speaker(s)
Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

In-toeing, out-toeing, genu varus and valgus are among the most common anatomic musculoskeletal variations encountered by pediatric primary care providers and a frequent reason for referral to a pediatric orthopedic specialist. Most children have physiologic variations of normal lower-extremity development that will improve spontaneously and can be monitored by the primary care provider. This presentation will address lower extremity alignment issues and common causes of limping and lower extremity musculoskeletal pain in children.

22.2.026 Inflammatory Bowel Disease: What You Need to Know
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Autoimmune Disorders, Convenient/Urgent Care, COVID 19, Emergency, Gastroenterology, Gerontology, Primary Care, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP

This presentation will review the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and diagnosis of IBD for the NP in a variety of settings. In addition, current management of the IBD patient by the GI provider are described. Finally, important health maintenance issues are reviewed, which can be done by the primary care NP.

22.2.027 Power Up: Strengthening Your Gen Z Practice
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Health Promotion/Wellness, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Social Determinants of Health, Telehealth/Technology
Speaker(s)
Jennifer Salerno, DNP, CPNP, FAANP
Understanding the unique needs of youth and young adults and delivering effective, high quality preventive services can feel overwhelming! Yet with skyrocketing mental health, substance use and other risks, it is so crucial. Many nurse practitioners have questions like: Where do I start? How do I know which risk assessment tool will be most beneficial to me and my patients? Then, once a tool is identified, how do I put it into practice without causing a huge disruption in workflow and how do I address identified risks within the timeframe of my visit? Join this interactive session for some solutions. Learn strategies to identify your Gen Z patients most at risk and harness the power of technology to support your work.
22.2.028 Communication Blueprint: NPs Managing Patients Transitioning From The Hospital To Outpatient Care Services
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology
Speaker(s)
Charlotte A. Gullap-Moore, DNP, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC

By 2050, an estimated 27 million people will need some type of outpatient long-term care / skilled nursing facilities (LTC/SNFs), a vital healthcare resource for the aging population with multiple medical complexities. With advanced age comes increased consumption of healthcare services, prescription medications, and reliance on restorative care, rehabilitation, or assistive living. Controlling healthcare spending elevates the importance of understanding the relationship between quality of care and cost, an issue particularly relevant in LTC/SNFs. This presentation will provide a methodology for Nurse Practitioners to implement that will lead to improved quality of care, staff satisfaction, effective interprofessional communication, and decrease unnecessary hospital transfers. Keep in mind, the demands placed on healthcare providers to coordinate equitable and evidence-based practices require effective leadership skills capable of creating a culture of change to execute strategic measures that are patient-centered and sustainable. However, without the utilization of an evidence-based, standardized communication process, patient safety will remain at high risk levels, leading to unnecessary use of resources and increased healthcare expenditures. Facilitating an effective communication model will permit the exchange of pertinent patient information to be evaluated by the healthcare provider and interprofessional team allowing timely and appropriate interventions as outlined in medical guidelines.

22.2.029 Implicit Bias in Healthcare: Provider's Role in Addressing Healthcare Disparities and Improving Outcomes
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Diversity Training and Cultural Competence, Leadership, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Letha Joseph, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC
Implicit bias in judgment and behavior leads to stereotyping based on the patient’s culture, ethnicity or gender orientation. Implicit bias operates at the subconscious level leading to decisions that occur without providers’ control. Providers with bias tend to have poor communication with patients, leading to delayed or missed diagnosis, suboptimal treatment and delayed referrals resulting in poor quality of care and healthcare inequalities. By dismantling implicit bias, nurse practitioners can break the barriers, improve patient-provider communication and trust, promote accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, and improve healthcare outcomes. Speaker will highlight the impact of implicit bias on healthcare outcomes, tools to identify implicit bias and approaches to prevent implicit bias in healthcare delivery.
22.2.030 Human Trafficking: Nurse Practitioners Leading Core Competencies in Clinical Environments Across Health Systems
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Adolescent Health, Aesthetic/Cosmetic Treatment, Convenient/Urgent Care, COVID 19, Diversity Training and Cultural Competence, Faculty Development/Education, Health Promotion/Wellness, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Jessica L. Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, FAAN
Human Trafficking has continued to increase in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates on the latest evidence will be discussed with focus on equipping and empowering NPs to implement the best evidence-based practice policies and protocols. Trends emerging in diverse care environments will be reviewed, including surgical, esthetic, emergent, and acute care environments from a human rights-based, trauma-informed, culturally-responsive perspective. Learners will be equipped with evidence-based knowledge to implement a clinical protocol in their organizational setting to ensure best current practices, moving the NP on a continuum from an individual response level to comprehensive care approach. The Office of Trafficking in Persons, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Administration for Children and Families, the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, HEAL Trafficking, and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners authored a set of core competencies for response to human trafficking across four disciplines: nursing, medicine, mental/behavioral health and social work. These competencies address individual clinicians, healthcare organizations, and academic institutions, including educators and researchers. Guiding principles include an evidence-informed public health approach, and trauma informed, patient-centered, culturally-responsive, multidisciplinary responses in healthcare settings.
22.2.031 Eye Emergencies
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Emergency, Ophthalmology
Speaker(s)
Denise Ramponi, FNP-C, ENP-BC, DNP, FAANP, FAEN
Patients presenting with eye emergencies require urgent referral to reduce impaired or loss of vision and serious bacteria/viral infections of the eye. Participants need to be familiar with key signs and assessment findings of eye emergencies. Diagnoses to be discussed include corneal ulcer with hypopyon, glue substances in eye, hyphema, blow out fracture, globe rupture, ocular burns – chemical, thermal, ultraviolet, herpes, glaucoma, iritis, orbital cellulitis, retinal artery and vein occlusions, retinal detachment, etc.
22.2.032 Abdominal Ultrasound: What Can You See?
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Gastroenterology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Nephrology, Oncology, Primary Care, Procedures, Radiology, Reproductive Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
James K. Palma, MD, MPH, FACEP
Bedside, provider-performed abdominal ultrasound can significantly improve your ability to make (or exclude) numerous diagnoses. Within minutes you can diagnose the presence or absence of gallbladder pathology, urolithiasis/hydronephrosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, intrauterine versus ectopic pregnancy, free intraperitoneal fluid (bleeding or ascites), bowel obstruction, appendicitis, and many other diagnoses. This overview lecture will discuss what common, rare, benign, and life-threatening conditions can be diagnosed with bedside ultrasound, as well as detailing what studies are relatively easy to perform and which require more experience to reliably detect/exclude pathology. Packed with cases and videos, this overview highlights the depth and breadth of information available from bedside abdominal ultrasound to immediately guide your management decisions.
22.2.033 Developing and Implementing Nurse Practitioner Telehealth Programs: Applying the 4 Ps Framework
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Convenient/Urgent Care, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Research, Social Determinants of Health, Telehealth/Technology
Speaker(s)
Carolyn M. Rutledge, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN
Telehealth is expected to continue in 30-40% of all visits post-COVID. Nurse practitioners (NPs) must be prepared to effectively and safely use telehealth to provide quality care to patients they serve. This presentation explains “The 4 Ps of Telehealth” framework (planning, preparing, providing, and performance evaluation) and how it can be used to develop, implement, and/or evaluate successful telehealth programs. NPs frequently serve as leaders in quality initiatives in their practices. They are now finding themselves leading telehealth practice initiatives and must be prepared to implement and evaluate practice impact/outcomes, including delivery through telehealth. Three telehealth delivery programs will be provided as examples of how the 4 Ps framework can streamline and guide the success of telehealth programs. Practices will include: 1) school-based telehealth; 2) corrections/jail telehealth; and 3) community-based primary care. Guidance will be provided on how the model can be adapted for hospital based as well as ambulatory care.
22.2.034 OMG. How Did This Happen? The Latest Diagnostic & Treatment Guidelines for STIs
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Convenient/Urgent Care, Health Promotion/Wellness, Human Trafficking, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health/Transgender, Mens Health, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Reproductive Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Shanna Chapman, NP-C, DNP, FAANP
Join us for a comprehensive discussion of the latest changes in the diagnostics and treatment guidelines for sexually transmitted diseases. After a brief discussion, we will apply these changes to case studies you could see in clinic.
22.2.035 From Practice to Publication
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s)
Julee Waldrop, DNP, FNP-BC, PNP-BC, CNE, SANE-A, FAANP, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Nurse Practitioners
Nurse Practitioners are clinical leaders and often are involved in innovative solutions that improve system or patient outcomes. To bring their efforts to the attention of others, dissemination is required. Presentations and social media are one way to do this but for other NPs to use and build on each other’s work, publishing in a peer reviewed journal is the ideal. This presentation will cover a partnership model for manuscript development, and how to turn what you are “doing” into a submitted manuscript. Content covered will include self-assessment of potential scholarship, determination of potential audiences/readership, identifying potential journals, publishing options, author, and authorship guidelines, how to start writing a manuscript, tips for writing, components of a manuscript, writing style, plagiarism and grammar checking, journal submission process, editorial decisions, responding to reviewers and revisions. Participants will be encouraged to develop a personal plan during the presentation based on their own practice using a template provided by the speaker. Participants may engage in interactive learning with pair/share and question and answer.
22.2.036 Preventing HIV in 2022: Integrating Evidence into Practice
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Allergy/Immunology, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health/Transgender, Mens Health, Pharmacology, Reproductive Health, Social Determinants of Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Christopher W. Blackwell, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN

This presentation examines the most current epidemiologic data regarding HIV infection in the United States, including an overview of persons at highest risk, the most recent data on incidence and prevalence, and the impacts of recent advances in prevention on HIV infection rates globally. The pathophysiology of HIV infection and the pathogenic process of HIV and AIDS will be reviewed. Evidence-based strategies will be provided regarding: 1) Prevention of HIV using pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis and non-pharmacologic approaches; 2) Interpretation of CD4 counts and HIV RNA levels (viral load); 3) Initiation and maintenance of antiretroviral therapies; and 4) The role of the NP in leading future research and clinical practice initiatives aimed at preventing and treating HIV infection and reducing health disparities in vulnerable populations.

22.2.042 Parental Depression Screening and Management
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pediatric, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Shonda Phelon, DNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, APMHNP-BC; Lindsey Kemp, DNPc, FNP-C

Parental depression is a significant public health issue. Depression is the second most common mental health disorder. One in five children live with a depressed parent making parental depression a fairly common condition. Postpartum depression is often recognized in mothers and can impact the quality of maternal care, affecting a child's social, behavioral, cognitive and physical development. The effects of untreated depression in fathers and other legal guardians continues to receive limited attention. Parental depression shapes not only a parent's perception of the world, but the child's experience as well. This evidence-based presentation will examine parental depression and the importance of screening, diagnosis and management. Differential diagnosis and comorbidity will be discussed. Treatment  modalities will be explained. The impact of Covid-19 on the depressed parent will also be examined. The most recent clinical practice guideline by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization will be examined and discussed. 

22.2.043 Peripheral Arterial Disease: Spectrum of Claudication to Critical Limb Ischemia
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular
Speaker(s)
Tiffany Street, DNP, ACNP-BC
The presentation will discuss the spectrum of the initial signs and symptoms of PAD to worrisome critical limb ischemia. The presentation will include a discussion of clinical presentation, studies for diagnosis, and medical and surgical interventions.
22.2.044 Skin Disease Involving the Unmentionables: Dermatoses of the Genitalia
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Autoimmune Disorders, Convenient/Urgent Care, Dermatology, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Jeremy Honaker, PhD, MSN, FNP-C, CWCN, DCNP
Often patients present with dermatologic conditions involving the genitals. Skin disease of the genitals can be psychosocially distressing to our patients. Both the patient and clinician may be hesitant in addressing these complaints. Some patients may be hesitant to discuss their concerns and may attribute to sexually transmitted disease or cancer. Clinicians should feel confident in their ability to assess genital lesions, develop differential diagnosis, and referral for management when necessary. In this session, attendees will learn how to assess, develop differential diagnosis and manage infections, pre-cancerous, cancerous, and inflammatory skin conditions.
22.2.045 Women With Diabetes: Special Health Considerations Throughout the Life Cycle
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Reproductive Health, Urology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Eileen Egan, DNP, FNP-c, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES
Women with diabetes face many health challenges in addition to glucose regulation. This presentation will cover the development of a woman from menarche to menopause in relation to diabetes. Health issues impacted by diabetes as well as potentially caused by diabetes will be discussed including risk stratification and treatment plans. At the conclusion, the nurse practitioner will be better equipped to employ strategies to assist women with diabetes in achieving improved outcomes and quality of life.
22.2.046 Common Issues in NP Hospitalist Practice
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient
Speaker(s)
Tracy Cardin, ACNP, SFHM
Hospital medicine practices continue to expand the use of nurse practitioners (NP) and integrate NPs into hospital medicine teams, in a variety of roles. Yet, a number of common issues can impact NP hospitalist practice. These include driving measurable improvements in quality, satisfaction and efficiency throughout the acute episode of patient care, as well as current and evolving billing and reimbursement practices. This presentation will review strategies for addressing common practice issues to optimize NP practice.
22.2.047 e-Professionalism: Harnessing Online Presence to Amplify Your Career!
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s)
Johnnie Sue Wijewardane, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Social media presence is the norm in today’s society; but many NPs do not recognize that their personal use of social media, email usernames, and online presence does not reflect the professional personae accurately. Amplifying certain messages can damage a career, while the right messages and targeted audiences can boost a career (Chan et al., 2017). Social media is a tool that the NP clinician and modern scholar should have in their arsenal as proper use can increase the impact and influence of their work as our work quality and digital footprints are being measured and tracked in ways we could never have imagined (Kalia et al., 2017). This topic is presented to heighten NPs awareness of best practices for creating a positive professional online presence and a relevant personal brand.

22.2.048 Minds Matter: Keeping up with Trends in Concussion Care
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Convenient/Urgent Care, Domestic Violence, Emergency, Health Promotion/Wellness, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Mens Health, Neurology, Occupational Health, Orthopedic, Pediatric, Primary Care, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Sara J. Hunter, DNP, APRN-CNP
It is imperative that healthcare providers are able to identify concussions and appropriately manage concussions in their practice settings. In my formal training as a nurse and nurse practitioner, minimal information was shared on neurological conditions and even less shared regarding concussions. This presentation will supply providers with baseline knowledge regarding concussion identification, management and recovery. It is appropriate for providers in multiple practice settings.
22.2.049 Best Year Ever: Inspiring Balance and Wellbeing
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Faculty Development/Education, Health Promotion/Wellness, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP
As nurse practitioners we are always looking for ways to provide our patients with ways to improve their quality of life. This past year so much stress and anxiety has been experienced by most everyone. This presentation is designed to provide an easy and simple method that is backed by tremendous amounts of research to inspire patients to improved balance and wellbeing.
22.2.050 Content Validation of a QSEN Based Evaluation Instrument for NP Students
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Mary Ann Dugan, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN

Nurse practitioner student clinical performance is a high-stakes assessment and as such requires a validated instrument. The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education provide guidance for nurse practitioner programs, but currently there is no validated instrument endorsed for evaluating nurse practitioner student clinical performance. This presentation will describe the process of developing and validating a clinical evaluation instrument for nurse practitioner student performance and demonstrate its application in multiple clinical specialty courses. Presenters will demonstrate how this valid and reliable instrument provides a consistent, standardized, authentic evaluation process that can be used by students, faculty, and clinical preceptors who are simultaneously working towards the achievement of nurse practitioner competency. This instrument was piloted in a master’s level primary care program track and is currently used in all of the program’s nurse practitioner clinical courses.

22.2.051 Wound Care Management from the Office to the ICU
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Convenient/Urgent Care, Dermatology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pain Management, Palliative/End-of-Life, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Lisa A. Ginapp, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, WCC, DWC, OMS
This presentation is designed for the participant improve assessment and documentation of acute and chronic wounds. This will assist the learner to develop an evidence-based approach for treatment of all types of wounds and treatment options involved in the healing of complex wounds to promote better patient outcomes in all areas of patient care.
22.2.052 Venovenous (VV) Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome ARDS: Case-Based Discussion
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Janna S. Landsperger, ACNP-BC, FCCM
In this one hour presentation, the presenter will provide the latest evidence regarding efficacy and outcomes of patients receiving Venovenous (VV) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). There will be a brief physiologic review, case study, and brief review of trouble shooting.
22.2.053 Corticosteroids in Rheumatic Diseases: A Review for the Adult Primary Care NP
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Rheumatology
Speaker(s)
Andrea Pauly (invited); Michelle Burke (invited)

Description coming soon

22.2.054 Hiding in Plain Sight: Raising Awareness of Abuse of Non-controlled Medications
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Renee Dahring, MSN, CNP, CCHP, FAANP
Not all medications which pose a risk of abuse or diversion are DEA schedule 2-5 medications. There are a growing number of commonly prescribed medications which are not controlled and not identified by the DEA, yet they have substantial risk of abuse or misuse by patients for non-therapeutic reasons. Many NPs are unaware of the risk of the recreational use of these drugs and may consider these medications to be benign when in fact some can be very sought after and have a street value. The use of these drugs as recreational have many similarities to illicit drugs and can threaten patient safety and sobriety if unrecognized. This session will increase the NPs awareness of several medications not typically considered to be drugs of abuse.
22.2.055 Atrial Fibrillation: New Onset to Maintenance
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Hospitalist/In-Patient
Speaker(s)
Jennifer Walker, MSN, RN, ANP-BC
This presentation will review strategies for initial evaluation and management of atrial fibrillation. Discharge goals to support successful transition to outpatient setting will be discussed, and quality measures and guideline-directed treatment for long-term management of atrial fibrillation will be explored.
22.2.056 Antiviral Medications: A Pharmacologic Review
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, COVID 19, Dermatology, Emergency, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Jeffrey Kwong (invited)

This case-based presentation will provide an overview of commonly used antiviral medications used for respiratory infections, herpes infections, human papillomavirus, and viral hepatitis. Dosing considerations, common side effects, and evidence-based recommendations will be reviewed.

22.2.057 Safe Opioid Prescribing Using National Standards in Primary Care
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Adolescent Health, Emergency, Gerontology, Integrative Health, Mens Health, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Occupational Health, Oncology, Orthopedic, Pain Management, Palliative/End-of-Life, Pharmacology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Randall Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN-CNP, FRE, FAANP
NPs in primary care are frequently challenged to manage acute and chronic pain and sometimes addiction. Understanding how to implement the nationally vetted safe opioid prescribing standards of care will increase patient safety, better mitigate misuse issues, affect pain management, and provide a legal defense for the NP if regulatory complaints or litigation issues arise.
22.2.058 Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Autoimmune Disorders, COVID 19, Pain Management, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Sleep Disorder
Speaker(s)
Theresa G. Dowell, DNT, PT (invited)

Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS CoV-2 infection and its relationship to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The critical role of nurse practitioners in diagnosing and managing this emerging crisis. Approximately 30% of patients with COVID will develop PASC, otherwise known as long COVID. Dr. Anthony Fauci has said long COVID is “highly suggestive’ of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).

This presentation aims to equip nurse practitioners with the necessary tools to effectively identify and manage patients with long COVID and ME/CFS. Dr. Theresa Dowell, DNP, PT, is a nationally recognized clinician, researcher, and author in the field of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). She is a member of the US ME/CFS Clinician Coalition which is made up of American ME/CFS expert clinicians. She has co-authored numerous papers and opinion statements on ME/CFS including consensus recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS which was published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. She currently sits on the board of directors for the International Association of ME/CFS and is the medical director of the Workwell Foundation. Dr. Dowell received a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Duke University and a Master of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. She owns a private practice in Flagstaff, Arizona, dedicated to the treatment of ME/CFS, Long COVID, and Fibromyalgia.

22.2.064 Uniformed Corps Chief Updates
Time 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Other
CE Hours 3
Speaker(s)
Uniformed Services
Open to Active and Retired Military & USPHS Attendees ONLY
22.2.080 Sepsis and COVID 19: Consequences & Considerations for Future Management
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care
Speaker(s)
Kathy Noyes (invited)
Description coming soon
22.2.081 NP Value: Know Your Why and Know Your Worth
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s)
Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP; April N. Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN, President, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Nurse practitioners (NPs) contribute to advancing health care quality and improve patient care outcomes. Identifying the impact of nurse practitioner (NP) care is essential in showcasing the value of the NP role. This session will highlight strategies for identifying the impact of the NP role and the value that NPs bring to healthcare and in improving patient care outcomes.
22.2.082 Bootcamp for Elevated Liver Function Tests
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gastroenterology
Speaker(s)
George Y. Wu, MD, PhD, FAASLD, AGAF
This update will be on biochemical tests used in the evaluation and diagnosis of liver disease, and liver dysfunction. Common and specialized tests used to evaluate hepatitis and cholestatic processes, and well as true measures of liver function will be reviewed. Pearls and pitfalls will be stressed.
22.2.083 Communicating with Gen Z to Create Positive Change
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Health Promotion/Wellness
Speaker(s)
Jennifer Salerno, DNP, CPNP, FAANP
When it comes to addressing youth and young adult risks, developing honest two-way communication is critical. From experiences growing up in generation Z, reliance on technology, greater stress, and less family time, it’s even more important to connect and communicate with them effectively. Learning to successfully engage Gen Z patients can quite literally save lives! This interactive session focuses on the use of motivational interviewing (MI) strategies with a lens of social and cultural influence on youth risk decision-making and includes evidence-based strategies for connecting with Gen Z that promote positive health decisions, provider/patient communication and risk reduction strategies. Participants will leave equipped with easy to use MI strategies to improve their ability to identify risks, communicate effectively, and guide youth and young adults toward healthy decisions.
22.2.084 Sleep Over 65
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Sleep Disorder
Speaker(s)
Nanette Alexander (invited)

Description coming soon

22.2.085 Human Trafficking: Nurse Practitioners Leading A Public Health Approach
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Adolescent Health, Health Promotion/Wellness, Human Trafficking, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Jessica L. Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, FAAN
Up to 88% of trafficking victims encounter a healthcare professional while being trafficked without being identified. On the frontlines of care delivery, it is imperative for NPs to be educated and empowered to identify and intervene appropriately within their scope of practice. Labor and sex trafficking have significant behavioral and physical health impacts, and many affected persons seek healthcare at some point, shortly before, during or shortly after their period of exploitation. Yet, numerous barriers exist that hinder health-seeking behavior, and lead to suboptimal experiences when care is obtained. Many of these barriers are modifiable, with education and training of NPs, thoughtful policy and process implementation and a commitment to trauma-informed, rights-based care. In this presentation we will explore disparities in social, economic and environmental determinants of health and consider ways in which NPs can be leveraged as human resources for health. We will differentiate NP role in prevention, treatment, aftercare and advocacy for health equity. NPs will be equipped to use clinical decision-making and critical thinking skills with an interactive group approach to strengthen the reach and impact of advanced practice nurses by creating strategies to positively impact health outcomes.
22.2.086 Dementia and Depression: Addressing End of Life With Patients and Families
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Palliative/End-of-Life
Speaker(s)
Johnnie Sue Wijewardane (invited); Katie Katz (invited)

Description coming soon

22.2.087 Providing Federal Employees Timely Access to Health Care: NP's Unite to Change FECA
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Convenient/Urgent Care, Dermatology, Emergency, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Leadership, Occupational Health, Orthopedic, Pain Management, Primary Care, Reproductive Health
Speaker(s)
Jean Aertker, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
According to the Office of Personnel Management, the federal workforce is composed of an estimated 2.1 million civilian workers (2021). FECA, enacted into law in 1916, is the Federal Employees Workers Compensation program. It is administered by the Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP) and is not the same as State Workers Compensation Programs. It does provide benefits for workplace injury or illness evaluation and treatment; however, NPs continue to be excluded as a provider class for Federal Workers Compensation care despite changes in other federal medical programs. The FECA program enacted in 1916, requires that only a physician can make the diagnosis, certify the injury and extent of the disability and oversee the employee’s treatment and care. Many states include NPs as medical providers. This presentation will provide an overview of this Act, compare the ACT to with state workers compensation programs and identify strategies for NPs remove this barrier that prevents federal employees from receiving health care from their provider of choice.
22.2.088 What Can You Do with an X-waiver in Your Practice?
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Pain Management, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Elizabeth Castillo, MPH, FNP; Elizabeth Gatewood, DNP, FNP-C, CNE, FAANP
There is currently a shortage of trained Nurse Practitioners (NP) to treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Barriers include obtaining and utilizing their x-waiver in order to prescribe Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and stigma associated with those individuals with OUD. This presentation will discuss, ways to obtain a x-waiver, tools to incorporate OUD treatment into a primary care setting, tips for overcoming common barriers, the impact of stigma on care, and a review of case studies.
22.2.089 2022 CDC (ACIP) Update: Best Practice for Immunizations
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, COVID 19, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Pediatric, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Mary Koslap-Petraco, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) which is authorized by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) annually updates the immunization schedules for adults and children in the U.S. It can be confusing to keep up with and incorporate this information into daily practice. This fast paced presentation will review the updates for adults and children using a case study and lecture format and real life scenarios will be discussed. The most recent recommendations on COVID-19 vaccine will also be addressed. Vaccine hesitancy and how to address it will be integrated into the information. Resources to keep current with immunization best practices will also be included.
22.2.090 Discovering Strength: Using Resiliency to Mitigate the Impact of ACEs
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Melody Avila (invited)

Description coming soon

22.2.091 Navigating Today's Substance Use Disorders: The Neuroscience & Pharmacologic Treatments
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Laura G. Leahy, DrNP, APRN, FAANP, FAAN
This presentation will provide the attendee with an in-depth exploration of the science of substance use disorders and the associated pharmacologic treatments.
22.2.092 Global Issues in Pharmacology
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, Obesity/Weight Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Kelly Freeman, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, DipACLM
Nurse practitioners are crucial to helping to control the burden of three of the ten top threats to global health: antimicrobial resistance, non-communicable chronic diseases, and vaccine hesitancy. This presentation will explore these significant global threats to health from a pharmacological standpoint. Prescriptive practices to help fight against these threats will be discussed, along with ideas and resources to equip nurse practitioners to help address these common and problematic global concerns.
22.2.093 Making Scholarship Meaningful and Relevant for the Practicing NP
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Adolescent Health, Business/Professional, Convenient/Urgent Care, Dermatology, Diversity Training and Cultural Competence, Emergency, Endocrinology, Faculty Development/Education, Gastroenterology, Mens Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Mary Anne Dumas, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP; Diane Seibert, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN

Scholarship is a process of gaining knowledge through exploration. It has traditionally been achieved through empirical research, which can be enigmatic, complex, and confusing. Scholarly activities have transitioned from the traditional empirical model, to one in which data can be gathered through clinical practice, teaching, and interprofessional experiences. The purpose of this presentation is to demystify scholarship for the practicing NP. It will identify and discuss scholarly models that can be implemented by NPs to make contributions that will result in cost effective, high quality, healthcare, provided by NPs. Boyer’s model of scholarship will be presented with exemplars of each type of scholarship within the model, which will clarify and elaborate for NPs how they can successfully contribute to the generation and transition of knowledge.

22.2.094 Understanding Pain Medication Pharmacology, Abuse-Deterrent Formulations, and When and How to Use Them
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Gastroenterology, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health, Mens Health, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Neurology, Occupational Health, Oncology, Orthopedic, Otolaryngology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Randall Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN-CNP, FRE, FAANP; Brett Snodgrass, FNP-C, ACHPN, FAANP
NPs who infrequently treat acute and chronic pain and patients with misuse histories will benefit by understanding the relationships between drug families, mechanisms of action and the appropriate times to prescribe them safely. This presentation will focus on pain pharmacology. How to identify appropriate candidates, while considering risk/benefits when prescribing. Helping providers move from confusion to proficiency when managing the pain patient.
22.2.095 Writing for Publication
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Kim Curry, PhD, FNP, FAANP, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Description coming soon
22.2.103 Strategies for Effective Precepting in Busy Practices
Time 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Diversity Training and Cultural Competence, Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Elizabeth R. Barker, PhD, CNP, FAANP, FACHE, FNAP, FAAN; Oralea A. Pittman, DNP, APRN-CNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
A participative workshop developing effective precepting skills for Nurse Practitioner students while in a busy practice. Communication techniques among faculty, administration, preceptors and students is emphasized. Various student scenarios including inclusion and diversity issues are presented for small group work to work on skill development
22.2.104 Transgender Health Care: Everything Your Gender Diverse Patient Needs You to Know
Time 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, LGBT Health/Transgender, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Kathryn S. Tierney, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
This session will provide a framework to help you competently and confidently care for transgender and gender diverse patients. It will give you the tools to create an affirming office environment with suggestions for navigating electronic health record systems. There will be an in depth review of hormone therapy algorithms including potential risks and benefits of treatment, lab monitoring, and how to adjust medications in specific high risk populations. The current recommendations for primary care and preventive screenings, as well as caring for patients who have had gender affirming surgeries will be explained. Finally, case studies will show real-world examples of how current guidelines and understanding of gender-affirming health care can be put into practice.
22.2.110 Urgent Care Procedure Skills
Time 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Primary Care, Procedures, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Denise Ramponi, FNP-C, ENP-BC, DNP, FAANP, FAEN
This interactive workshop will include common procedures in Urgent Care including reduction of Nursemaid's elbow, finger dislocations, patellar dislocations, ring removal, olecranon bursa drainage, subungual nail trephination, paronychia drainage, digital blocks, splinter removal, hair tourniquet removal, tick removal, fishhook removal, incision and drainage of abscesses, etc. Repeat of 22.1.013 and 22.1.043
22.2.111 Basic Suturing: Sew Inclined
Time 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Aesthetic/Cosmetic Treatment, Dermatology, Emergency, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Orthopedic, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Procedures, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Cynthia Durham, MSN, ANPC, RNFA
This workshop 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, perform a simple interrupted, vertical mattress and, if the class is suitably skilled, a running subcuticular closure. Skin model boards, instruments and suture materials are utilized for each student’s practice both in the classroom and available to take home. Repeated in 22.5.042
22.2.112 Extremity Fractures: Basic Splinting
Time 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Occupational Health, Orthopedic, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Laurie Anne Ferguson, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-C, CPNP, FNAP, FAANP
Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended.

This workshop will review common upper and lower extremity injuries seen in primary/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.
22.2.120 Become an Injection Pro with this Essential Toolkit: Musculoskeletal Injections in Primary Care
Time 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Autoimmune Disorders, Business/Professional, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Integrative Health, Mens Health, Obesity/Weight Management, Occupational Health, Orthopedic, Pain Management, Primary Care, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Laurel Short, DNP, FNP-C

Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants and manikins.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) problems are in the top reasons for primary care visits, and over half of chronic medical conditions in the United States are related to MSK diagnoses. These conditions are a leading cause of disability, resulting in both individual and societal burden. 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. The session will also provide a solid foundation for optimizing MSK exam and treatments that complement injections. You will leave with a better understanding and confidence for these important procedures! Repeat of 22.1.054

22.2.121 Office Gynecology Procedures for Primary Care Providers
Time 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care, Procedures, Reproductive Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Kelley Borella, DNP, CRNP, WHNP-BC
This workshop will give primary care providers the chance to learn and practice several skills including endometrial biopsy, endocervical polypectomy, I&D of bartholin abscess with Word catheter placement, vulvar biopsy, treatment of condyloma with trichloroacetic acid, as well as insertion and removal of IUDs and Caya diaphragm fitting. We will also cover the use of pessaries for common types of prolapse seen in the GYN patient. Simulated models will be provided to allow participants to practice each procedure.
22.2.125 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 1 Skill Stations - Part 1
Time 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Kent D. Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP; Sophia Chu Rodgers, DNP, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC, MBA, FAANP, FCCM; Heather Meissen, DNP, ACNP, FCCM, FAANP; Rodney H. Newman RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Justin Spe

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 22

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 22.2.010 - Lectures - Part 1

Wednesday, June 22

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 22.2.125 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Thursday, June 23

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 22.3.050 - Lectures - Part 2

Friday, June 24

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 22.4.030 - 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 $225.00 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. The certificates will be mailed from SCCM.

22.2.130 Stimulant Induced Psychosis: Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder
Speaker(s)
Shonda Phelon (invited)

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22.2.131 Can We Thrive After Covid? Practical Approaches to Enhancing Resilience
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, COVID 19, Emergency, Faculty Development/Education, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Mens Health, Obesity/Weight Management, Palliative/End-of-Life, Pediatric, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Patricia Daly, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAANP

This presentation purpose is to offer resilience, grit and ikigai science as tools addressing the adverse impact of Covid on the practice, research, education and personal lives of nurse practitioners (NPs). Presenting a 3 minute dramatization coupled with current statistics and specific examples of impact promote self- examination of the impact this crisis has had on attendees. Evoking audience participation through reflection and completion of simple evidence-based tools. the aim is to encourage reframing of individuals’ experience, promoting resilience. The underlying framework promotes post traumatic resilience (in contrast to disorder) by employing audience participation utilizing evidence-based strategies allowing for reframing of Covid-related traumatic events. As experts in delivering holistic patient care, NPs are uniquely qualified to address the challenges of Covid. In this presentation, I share integrative strategies presenting exemplars in teaching, clinical care and research…emphasizing discovering your individual path to resilience identifying practical applications of grit and ikigai practice.

22.2.132 Getting a Leg Up on Skin Disease: Common Lower Extremity Skin Diseases
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Dermatology, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Jeremy Honaker, PhD, MSN, FNP-C, CWCN, DCNP
Is the rash cellulitis or venous insufficiency? Is the rash cancerous or dermatitis? Healthcare providers are frequently asked to assess and diagnose lower extremity rashes. While there are many rashes that may develop on the lower extremities, many skin eruptions on the legs may have skin manifestations involving other portions of the body. In this session, clinicians will learn how to identify infectious, inflammatory and cancerous skin eruptions on the lower extremities, review pharmacotherapeutics of the lower extremity dermatoses, and referral for management when necessary.
22.2.133 Diabetes Technology: The Who, What, When & How of Insulin Pumps & Sensors
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Endocrinology, Gerontology, Pediatric, Primary Care, Telehealth/Technology
Speaker(s)
Angela Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDCES, FAANP
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) defines diabetes technology as any hardware, software and/or device used by people with diabetes to help manage their overall diabetes health and glucose levels. There have been many advances in diabetes technology over the years including hybrid devices, digital health technology, and software that serves as medical devices. This presentation will explore the latest advances in insulin pump technology including sensor augmented pumps and continuous glucose monitoring and demonstrate the utility and efficacy of these products in primary care. Additionally, participants will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to begin incorporating these devices into the treatment plans in their practice for patients with diabetes.
22.2.134 Improving Periodic Health Assessment Appointment Efficiency: An Evidence-Based Team Engagement Approach
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Health Promotion/Wellness, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Primary Care, Telehealth/Technology
Speaker(s)
MAJ Shara Fisher, AN, DNP, FNP-C; CPT Julie Henson, DO (invited)

Historically, the soldier’s periodic health assessment (PHA) Part I is not being done prior to an appointment at the primary care clinic. Therefore, soldiers report to their appointments without Part I complete leading to negative effects on the clinic's performance metrics. The purpose of this evidence-based practice project is to implement a pre-visit screening team for PHA appointments at the clinic. This practice change aims to improve readiness, facility cancellations, and access to care using virtual medicine and the implementation of a PHA readiness team. Soldiers will continue to call the appointment line to schedule a PHA – Part III. However, the booking personnel will generate a telephone consult to the readiness team at the clinic, comprised of a medic and/or Licensed Practical Nurse. The readiness team will assume the responsibilities of the record reviewer and complete Part II of the PHA. The team will verify that the soldier member has completed Part I, address any readiness needs with the service member, and ensure all PHA components i.e., lab, vision, and hearing, are met before scheduling an appointment.

22.2.135 Chronic Pain: Interprofessional & Multimodal Pain Management Interventions in the Opioid Epidemic
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Gerontology, Integrative Health, Pain Management
Speaker(s)
Letha Joseph, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC

Chronic pain has physical, psycho-social, and economic impacts on patients. Patients with chronic pain tend to report poor quality of life and low healthcare satisfaction. Adequate pain relief is a moral imperative and professional responsibility. The current opioid epidemic and the mounting evidence against the effectiveness of opioids in chronic pain call for a paradigm shift in the management of chronic pain. Pain management with a biopsychosocial approach employing multimodal interventions will improve pain management outcomes. The speaker will discuss the inter-professional and holistic approach to evidence-based non-pharmacological pain management.

22.2.136 Optimizing Clinician Wellness: Evidence-Based Strategies that Work!
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Health Promotion/Wellness
Speaker(s)
Alice Teall; Bernadette Melnyk; Kate Gawlik
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22.2.137 Quit MSing Around: Identifying & Understanding Multiple Sclerosis and Other Demyelinating Disorders
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Health Promotion/Wellness, Mens Health, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Sara J. Hunter, DNP, APRN-CNP
Early identification and treatment of multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating disorders is imperative to delay or even stop disease progression and disability. It is important that family practice and general practitioners are able to identify criteria that may spur further testing and neurological evaluation. Prior to working in neurology, I had minimal knowledge and experience on how to identify and treat demyelinating disorders. This presentation will help fill knowledge gaps and allow providers to more easily identify symptoms concerning for demyelination, appropriate testing, and treatment options that are available. This is appropriate for providers in multiple practice settings.
22.2.138 Acid Base Imbalance in Chronic Kidney Disease
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Nephrology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Timothy Ray, DNP, CNP, CNN-NP
The kidneys are one of the primary organs in the body that help balance the acid-base complications that are produced by normal metabolism (the other being the respiratory system/lungs). Physiologically our bodies work best when the pH is kept in a tight/narrow range, and quickly decompensates and leads to a long list of comorbid conditions when imbalance occurs. As renal function declines and becomes a chronic condition (chronic kidney disease) this imbalance becomes much more pronounced. The presentation discusses the systemic control of acid-base, the effect of declining renal function on acid-base, how to measure it, then how best to treat it. A sample of case studies are also reviewed.
22.2.139 Dry Eye
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Ophthalmology
Speaker(s)
Speaker TBA

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22.2.140 Promoting Mental Health Outcomes of Out-of-Home Children
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pharmacology, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Radiology
Speaker(s)
Miriam Espinoza, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Children with a history of trauma and subsequent removal from their family of origin experience long term disparities in whole health outcomes. This presentation will examine the factors that increase their risk of poorer biopsychosocial outcomes and a novel way to address their needs from a trauma-informed perspective. Audience members will be challenged to consider the application of trauma-informed care within their area of practice as they examine the results of a pilot study to mitigate the disparities faced by children in out-of-home care.
22.2.141 Treatment of Diverticulitis: A Comparison of Three New Guidelines
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Gastroenterology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Laura Herbert, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

This presentation will compare three recently published guidelines for the management of diverticulitis with a focus on guiding the primary care nurse practitioner in the outpatient office setting. Highlights include classifications of diverticular disease, what to include in the initial evaluation in the office, and comparison of treatment recommendations based on disease classification. The practitioner will be guided when to refer for surgical consultation and the types of surgical interventions will be briefly reviewed. Finally, there will be a discussion of follow up endoscopy recommendations.

22.2.142 Drug Delivery Systems: What Do They Mean & Why Do They Matter?
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Adolescent Health, Genetics/Genomics, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Laura G. Leahy, DrNP, APRN, FAANP, FAAN

This presentation will explore the unique and novel drug delivery systems which may impact symptom relief and treatment outcomes. Using various psychotropic medications as examples, the nuances of the ways in which active drug compounds are distributed in the body will offer the attendee a new perspective on why one medication may be preferred over another.

22.2.143 COPD: Beyond the Basics
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Nanette Alexander (invited)

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22.2.144 Do’s and Don’ts of Starting Your APRN-Led Telehealth Practice
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Telehealth/Technology
Speaker(s)
Clelia Lima, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Can you laugh and have fun when you make costly mistakes building your new practice? In this interactive presentation I’ll share the “Do’s” I wish I knew and carried out and the “Don’ts” I wish I had run away from when I started my telehealth practice in 2020. You’ll pick up some tools to deal with setbacks and even celebrate them as you build your own practice. You’ll grasp essential elements of a business plan including legal, financial, and marketing aspects. If you like free resources for a business start-up, you’ll learn where to find generous people and organizations ready to help. Gain insight on how your personal drive and your clear intentions can protect your sanity. You’ll identify simple ways to navigate work strategies to start and grow your practice.

22.2.145 Cannabis: What Basics Do Clinicians NEED to Know?
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Pain Management
Speaker(s)
Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, PMGT-RN, ANP-BC
We have heard about Cannabis, we know a little about the differences between THC and CBD, we have a vague grasp of the endocannabinoid system, and your patient wants to try Cannabis. What are the BASICS that you NEED to know? Is this you, “I am a busy clinician and I have 15 minutes to learn all that I need to know about cannabis.”? This updated lecture will provide the busy clinician with the basics that they need, to safely discuss medical Cannabis and provide patients with the essentials to move forward safely.
22.2.146 What the Evidence Tells Us About Effective Alternative to Opioid Therapies and How to Effectively Manage Patients Participating in Buprenorphine or Methadone Recovery Programs
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Convenient/Urgent Care, Pain Management, Palliative/End-of-Life, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Brett Snodgrass, FNP-C, ACHPN, FAANP
Managing the patient with opioid use disorder and pain can be a conundrum. Identifying the appropriate candidate, safety recommendations and ongoing evaluation is key to successful management of the patient with OUD experiencing pain. This session will focus participants and all then to gain confidence and understanding of this patient population.
22.2.151 Approaches to Improving Asthma Control
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Allergy/Immunology, COVID 19, Pharmacology, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Erin Sinnaeve, DNP, FNP-C
Who gets asthma and why are some people more likely to suffer from asthma? This presentation will explore the epidemiology, risk factors, differential diagnosis, symptoms and pathophysiology of asthma. Risk factors for asthma exacerbations, hospitalization, and death will also be discussed. The management of asthma according to evidence-based guidelines will be analyzed based on severity of the disease. We will also examine the impact of COVID-19, climate change and social determinants of health on asthma.
22.2.152 CBD: All Hype and No High or a Novel Approach to Managing Symptoms?
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health, Oncology, Pain Management, Palliative/End-of-Life
Speaker(s)
Karen Hande, PhD(c), DNP, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, ANEF
Consumer demand for cannabidiol (CBD) oil has increased, with growing sales from dispensaries because of the alleged medicinal benefits. A dearth of randomized controlled trials exists, as does a preponderance of anecdotal reports or small, open-label, non-RCT studies. As CBD products rapidly enter the market, effective regulation lags behind. Long-term effects and risks of CBD use remain unaddressed, particularly in vulnerable populations. Several factors contribute to significant confusion among NPs and patients alike: conflicting federal and state laws regarding the medical use of cannabis products, inconsistency among state laws, and CBD products being available online and in dispensaries. Under federal law, NPs may not prescribe cannabinoids. When practicing in states that permit medical cannabis use, NPs still practice according to federal drug laws. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the current evidence on CBD and address the critical role of NPs in caring for patients who use CBD.
22.2.153 Single Dose Killers: Pediatric Toxicology
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Emergency, Pediatric, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Michael D. Gooch, DNP, APRN, CCP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C
Toxicological emergencies are commonly encountered in emergency care settings. Some are more serious than others. In pediatric patients, there are a few substances that only one or a small dose is enough to cause toxicity. This presentation will review these single dose killers, discuss their clinical manifestations, and management priorities to better prepare the emergency care nurse practitioner to manage these patients.
22.2.154 Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnosis and Management
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Nephrology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Daniel L. Arellano, PhD, RN, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, CEN, CFRN, EMT-P
This presentation explores KDIGO guidelines in detail to enrich the learner's knowledge of this disease process and treatment. Complex pathophysiology, advanced diagnosis, etiologies, treatment modalities and long-term term considerations for patients with acute kidney injury are discussed. Safe-prescribing practices regarding certain nephrotoxic pharmacological agents and prevention and management of contrast induced nephropathy are discussed. Case studies are discussed to solidify discussion points.
22.2.155 Evidence-Based Concepts in the Care of LGBTQ Adolescents
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Allergy/Immunology, Diversity Training and Cultural Competence, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health/Transgender, Mens Health, Pharmacology, Reproductive Health, Social Determinants of Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Christopher W. Blackwell, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN
This presentation will provide an overview of the most current data on care of the LGBTQ adolescent. The presentation will focus on: 1) Health disparities in LGBTQ adolescents and how these disparities can be addressed by nurse practitioners (NPs); 2) Unique aspects of the health history and the NP clinical encounter with LGBTQ adolescents, including legal issues when providing care to LGBTQ minors; 3) Use of pharmacologic pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection in high-risk LGBTQ adolescents; and 4) Evidence-based strategies NPs can employ to increase community outreach with LGBTQ adolescents and directions for future research and scholarly inquiry in LGBTQ health.
22.2.156 Prostate Cancer: Shared Decision Making in All Stages of Disease
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Mens Health
Speaker(s)
Cynthia Sublett (invited)
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22.2.157 Talking to Patients About Obesity: Opening THAT Conversation
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Endocrinology, Obesity/Weight Management, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

Every clinician needs to understand the process of opening the conversation about obesity with their patients. So many patients have experienced such bias and stigma in the healthcare settings that we must be able to overcome this resistance. Without starting the conversation treatment cannot be started. This presentation will demonstrate ways to open the conversation as well as assure the office is ready for patients with obesity. The current research to more fully understand the patient perspective will be reviewed as well as the research that demonstrates our own possible bias related to patients with obesity.

22.2.158 An Overview of Acute and Chronic Leukemia: A Primary Care Approach
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Hematology, Oncology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Jacqueline Broadway-Duren, PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
This presentation will provide a basic overview of the different types of leukemia and implications for the primary care provider. Early recognition of acute leukemia is critical to patient outcomes. In addition, many patients with chronic leukemia are treated with oral oncolytics and are often co-managed by primary care providers. This presentation will also provide awareness of implications for referral to hematologist/oncologists and briefly discuss managing chronic leukemia patients receiving oral therapy.
22.2.159 Improving Quality of Life: Pain Management of the Orthopedic Patient
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Orthopedic, Pain Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Zachary A. Lerner, APRN

The speaker will discuss the identification, examination, and treatment of patients presenting for acute and chronic orthopedic pain. The presentation will include appropriate assessment questions and examinations. We will also be covering applicable pharmacological, manual, and interventional therapies. Additionally, there will be discussion about who is a candidate for referral and where to refer.

22.2.160 When It's Not Just a Sore Throat: Recognizing and Managing Life Threatening Etiologies
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Infectious Disease, Otolaryngology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Dian Dowling Evans, PhD, FNP, ENP, FAAN, FAANP

This presentation will review the common and not so common etiologies of sore throat including the not to miss differentials and how to evaluate and manage them. Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and pharmacologic management will also be discussed.

22.2.161 Nurses as the Patient and Burnout as the Condition: Focusing Care Inward
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Emergency, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health, Mens Health, Pain Management, Pediatric, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Megan Filoramo, APN-C, IHWNC-BC, AP-PMN
Thirty-one percent of nurses report leaving their jobs due to burnout and greater than 60% of nurses report some symptoms of burnout. While these pre-pandemic numbers are staggering, nurse stressors have only increased over since COVID-19. While burnout can result in a lower level of patient care and can impact the mental health and wellness of the individual nurse, it is not untreatable or unavoidable. It should be treated like the chronic health conditions that we diagnose and treat with our patients on a daily basis. One key approach to combating burnout and compassion fatigue is to build resilience, increasing the ability to adapt successfully in the face of stressful or threatening situations. By building resilience through the strategies outlined, we, as NPs, can give ourselves some of the amazing health care we give our patients and stay in the profession that we worked so hard to get into.
22.2.162 Infertility 101
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, Mens Health, Reproductive Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Tara Brandner, DNP, FNP-C
Infertility impacts 1 in 6, that’s 6.7 million people each year who have trouble conceiving. Knowing early signs of infertility and initial testing can improve patient outcomes. Identifying symptoms of infertility early on can decrease the cost of care to the patient and ensure timely care is received. Cost is the number one barrier to care as infertility is not covered by insurance but the work up to that point can be. This presentation provides an overview of the latest recommendations and explores common diseases that lead to infertility along with pharmacologic management approaches to them. This information can be used in the clinical setting to assist Nurse Practitioners in clinical decision-making.
22.2.163 Discover the "Magic" of Research: The All of Us Research Program
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Faculty Development/Education, Genetics/Genomics, Research
Speaker(s)
Colleen Leners, DNP, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP

Since its launch, the All of Us Research Program has reached historically under-representative communities in bio-medical research. This presentation will share data collected from the programs intent of enrolling over one million participants for practitioners and researchers to answer questions of interest to communities across the U.S. Come see how this national database can impact your patients and your research.

22.2.164 Genetic Testing for Cancer Risks in Primary Care
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Margaret (Peg) O'Donnell
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22.2.165 Evidence Behind Current Pharmacologic Therapies for Inpatients With COVID-19
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, COVID 19, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Laura Rosenthal, DNP, ACNP, FAANP
The need for emergent therapies for the treatment of COVID-19 led to rapid investigations into multiple drug therapies. As time progressed and knowledge increased, new developments, both positive and negative, arose surrounding the efficacy of certain drugs. Changing guidelines and recommendations can lead to confusion regarding current best practice for COVID-19 treatment. This presentation will include discussion of three different drugs currently used for the treatment of hospitalized patients with COVID-19. The presenter will explain the pharmacology of the drugs, including how each works differently to treat COVID-19, current approved uses and NIH guidelines for use, and examine the latest evidence from trials in the literature. In addition, a brief look into potential future therapies will be presented.
22.2.166 Mental Health Strategies for the Primary Care Provider
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
CAPT Mathew Loe, DNP, ERNP, FNP-C, FAANP
The purpose of this program is to enhance primary care provider knowledge about mental health. Primary care providers are on the front line of health care with patients that frequently present with mental health symptoms. Through early identification, risk stratification, and early treatment of mental health disorders using evidence-based screening tools primary care providers will have more confidence and skills.
22.2.172 Diversity Training and Cultural Competence
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Diversity Training and Cultural Competence
Speaker(s)
Speaker TBA

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22.2.181 Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings - Service Specific Issues: Air Force
Time 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1.5
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Health Care
Speaker(s)
Uniformed Services
Open to Active and Retired Military & USPHS Attendees ONLY
22.2.182 Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings - Service Specific Issues: Army
Time 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1.5
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Health Care
Speaker(s)
Uniformed Services
Open to Active and Retired Military & USPHS Attendees ONLY
22.2.183 Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings - Service Specific Issues: Navy
Time 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1.5
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Health Care
Speaker(s)
Uniformed Services
Open to Active and Retired Military & USPHS Attendees ONLY
22.2.184 Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings - Service Specific Issues: USPHS
Time 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/22)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1.5
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Health Care
Speaker(s)
Uniformed Services
Open to Active and Retired Military & USPHS Attendees ONLY

Thursday, June 23
22.3.010 Abuse of Over the Counter Drugs and Supplements
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder
Speaker(s)
Kelly Carlson (invited)
Description coming soon
22.3.011 Digital Storm: Understanding and Responding to Electronic Aggression
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pediatric, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Melvina Brandau, PhD, RN
This presentation explores the umbrella topic of electronic aggression (EA), including the various types of EA, potential health consequences associated with EA, and signs that EA is occurring. Adults and healthcare providers' role and best response to EA will be discussed.
22.3.012 I Went to Cancer Land Without a Road Map
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Health Promotion/Wellness, Oncology
Speaker(s)
Elizabeth Visone, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, APRN, FAANP
The risk of having a significant health problem that interrupts your ability to provide care for your patients can happen at any time during your career. According to the National Cancer Institute 12.9% of women will be diagnosed with female breast cancer at some time during their lifetime, and this is generally within the working age groups. There are potentially 34,000 NPs in the United States who will be diagnosed with breast cancer. This has a direct impact on nurse practitioner practice with implications to any significant health problem. This talk will focus on the personal journey of the speaker with breast cancer and continuing to work during treatment. The speaker will discuss absenteeism and presenteeism and how it effects your ability to practice. The speaker will also discuss compassion fatigue. The speaker will discuss what types of insurance and programs are available to support a clinician going through treatment.
22.3.013 Managing Complex Patients with Hypertension
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Margaret Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
This compelling presentation will address new treatments and strategies for managing complex patients with hypertension. The focus will be on implementing evidence based treatments in the patients with multiple comorbid conditions including pharmacology and application using a case study approach.
22.3.014 Military Psychiatry: What Civilian Providers Need to Know
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
CPT Joseph M. Holshoe, MSN, PMHNP-BC

This presentation will review the structure and hierarchy, as well as the dual nature of military medicine (obligation to patient and command) that is often unfamiliar to civilian providers. It will review enlistment and deployment limiting diagnoses and medications, and alert civilian providers to the long-term consequences of specific behavioral health diagnoses and medications in military populations (ability to deploy, career progression, ability to remain on active duty). It will also explore how many common psychiatric disorders may present differently in the unique environment of military service. This presentation is designed for both behavioral health and non-behavioral health providers.

22.3.015 Updates in Hidradentitis Suppurativa: The Hidden Skin Condition Nobody Talks About
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Dermatology, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Nicole Bort, DNP, AGPCNP-C, DCNP

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, often debilitating, inflammatory skin disease that frequently goes undiagnosed with severe consequences to patients both physically and mentally. It presents with recurring painful abscesses, nodules, sinus tracts, and scarring to intertriginous areas. Treatment options include both medical and surgical interventions. This presentation highlights the main features and treatment options available of HS to help expand disease awareness.

22.3.016 Understanding and Treating Chronic Diarrhea
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gastroenterology
Speaker(s)
George Y. Wu, MD, PhD, FAASLD, AGAF
This update on evaluation of chronic diarrhea will include the most common entities, importance of thorough history and physical examination, non-invasive testing, invasive examinations for diagnosis, and updates on treatment. Pearls and pitfalls will be stressed.
22.3.017 Polypharmacy Across the Lifespan: A Case Based Approach
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Johnnie Sue Wijewardane, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP; Darleen Hoffert (invited)

According to the World Health Organization (2019), polypharmacy is often defined as routinely taking at least five medicines, but the lack of a clear universal definition for polypharmacy persists. Considerate prescribing and medication review is one of the most important components of health care delivery. An estimated half of all medications contribute to preventable harm. Patient-centered medication review is the cornerstone of reducing polypharmacy, prescription, and OTC medicines, and the incidence and management of polypharmacy across the lifespan are discussed. Medication safety in polypharmacy is one of the three action items. Evidence-based approaches to medication management and reducing polypharmacy across the lifespan are presented. These reflect the Triple Aim framework and are presented using case studies and exemplars.

22.3.018 Are Nurse Practitioners Prepared to Care for the Pandemic of Parkinson's Disease?
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Neurology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Gwyn M. Vernon, MSN, RN, CRNP

Parkinson's disease (PD) is quickly surpassing Alzheimer's Disease as the leading cause of neurodegenerative disease in adults worldwide. As such, nurse practitioners in all arenas of health care will be involved in care of those with PD. Oftentimes, the nurse practitioner will be seeing patients for another primary concern, and PD is a comorbidity. This presentation will help the NP to focus on important concepts of PD and its range of effects on multiple body systems and provide up to date information on the pharmacological and surgical management of PD.

22.3.019 Workplace Violence: Enough is Enough!
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Business/Professional, Convenient/Urgent Care, Faculty Development/Education, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Human Trafficking, Leadership, Occupational Health, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Douglas Houghton, DNP, APRN, ACNPC, CCRN, FAANP
This session will provide an overview and update on workplace violence. The scope of the problem will be framed with statistics and evidence on the epidemiology and most common types of workplace violence. The effects of violence on caregivers will be described, particularly in the setting of exposure to repeated incidences of violence. Current workplace protections in place will be reviewed and described as to how they can be applied in clinical settings. Available published evidence will be summarized to support practice changes. We will identify concrete interventions to address workplace violence that can be instituted in a variety of practice settings. Finally, the session will conclude with a policy/legal gap analysis to map out an action roadmap for future change.
22.3.020 Outpatient Pneumonia: Radiology Diagnosis & Treatment
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, COVID 19, Emergency, Radiology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Denise Ramponi, FNP-C, ENP-BC, DNP, FAANP, FAEN
This presentation will discuss the signs and symptoms to determine a differential diagnosis of pneumonia. Chest x-rays are an appropriate diagnostic tool for pneumonia. Landmarks will be identified to determine which lobe of the lung is involved. Appropriate pharmacologic treatment of pneumonia will be discussed. Content discussed will include clinical presentation, diagnostic clues, chest x-ray ordering, lobes of lung, heart shadows, diaphragm shadows for diagnosis, outpatient bacteria, pharmacological treatment, consolidation, infiltrates, cavitations and atelectasis, silhouette sign, spine sign and practice session with chest x-rays.
22.3.021 Post-graduate Fellowship Opportunities: Keys for Becoming the Most Competitive Applicant
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Business/Professional, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Convenient/Urgent Care, Dermatology, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics/Genomics, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Hematology
Speaker(s)
Josie Weiss, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
New NP Graduates often feel apprehensive about beginning practice and some more experienced NPs would like to work in a new practice area. Likewise, employers are often uncomfortable hiring new or inexperienced NPs and/or have difficulty finding and keeping NPs experienced in their particular area of practice. As a result, many organizations have started post-graduate fellowships (sometimes called residencies) for NPs. As fellowships have become more popular, gaining admission has become more difficult with many more applicants than available positions. Many applicants don’t understand the application process or the best ways to present themselves for the most likely fellowship acceptance. During this presentation, the benefits of choosing a post-graduate fellowship and the various types available as well as the fellowship application process will be discussed. Importantly, key factors for submitting the most compelling application and becoming the most competitive applicant, such as best ways to interact with fellowship leaders, and significant points to consider when answering application and interview questions will also be discussed.
22.3.022 The Evolution of Convenient Care and Nurse Practitioner Practice in the Retail Setting
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s)
Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP

First launched in the year 2000 as a novel approach for consumer access to convenient and affordable high-quality healthcare, convenient care delivered by Nurse Practitioners in retail clinic settings served as an important industry disruption. This session will provide an overview of the evolution, challenges and impact of the industry from inception to current day strategies as well as future directions intended to accelerate the advancement of optimal health and well-being across our nation’s communities. The discussion will also highlight the important contributions of Nurse Practitioner clinical, professional and leadership practice as essential elements to the success of the convenient care delivery model.

22.3.023 CDC New STI Guidelines
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Infectious Disease, Mens Health, Pediatric, Primary Care, Reproductive Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Shelagh Larson, DNP, APRN. WHNP-BC, NCMP
US has marked a seventh year of topping itself for all time high numbers of STIs. The CDC at long last revealed their new STI Guidelines in July 2021. Amongst the Covid cloud many did not get the memo. The treatments have been changed, new screening tests suggested and provider responsibilities have been updated. Come catch up on the original epidemic that has gone on for years without a dip in the curve. You will be caught up and able to pass the CDC provider certification on STIs.
22.3.024 Vape Induced Pulmonary Injury: Recognition and Management
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Jeremy W. Wininger, AG-ACNP-BC

This presentation will discuss the current status of vape induced lung injury, the mechanisms of injury, diagnostics, and therapeutics.

22.3.025 Advanced Nursing Care of Patients with HIV/AIDS
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Adolescent Health, Allergy/Immunology, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health/Transgender, Mens Health, Pharmacology, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Christopher W. Blackwell, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN
This presentation examines the most current epidemiologic data regarding HIV infection in the United States, including an overview of persons at highest risk, the most recent data on incidence and prevalence, and the impacts of recent advances in prevention on HIV infection rates globally. The pathophysiology of HIV infection and the pathogenic process of HIV and AIDS will be reviewed. Evidence-based strategies will be provided regarding: 1) Prevention of HIV using pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis and non-pharmacologic approaches; 2) Interpretation of CD4 counts and HIV RNA levels (viral load); 3) Initiation and maintenance of antiretroviral therapies; and 4) The role of the NP in leading future research and clinical practice initiatives aimed at preventing and treating HIV infection and reducing health disparities in vulnerable populations.
22.3.026 Race in Primary Care
Time 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1.5
Therapeutic Area(s)
Diversity Training and Cultural Competence, Leadership, Primary Care, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Juliette G. Blount, MSN, ANP

Part 1 of a 2-Part Seminar: Continued in Part 2: 22.3.075 Health Equity and the Future of Nursing Report. If selecting this session, you will automatically be registered for both.

Highly Recommended: Prior to attending this presentation at the AANP Conference, the speaker would like participants to view a presentation that is located in AANP's CE Center - What is Race and Why Does it Matter: An Experiential Workshop. Members can access this presentation at no cost; there is a small fee for non-members. It can be accessed through the following link,
aanp.inreachce.com/Details/Information/94425820-71e1-4825-b1f2-e8430cd99e4e

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22.3.032 Neurological Radiology Indications and Interpretation: What to Order When
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Gerontology, Neurology, Primary Care, Radiology
Speaker(s)
Linda L. Herrmann, PhD, AGACNP-BC, GNP-BC, ACHPN, 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. It 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, the speaker 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.
22.3.033 Pain Management: Compare and Contrast Opioid and Non-Opioid Analgesics
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pain Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Melinda C. Joyce, Pharm.D., FAPhA, FACHE
The importance of prudent pain management cannot be overstated. This presentation will discuss the differences and similarities between opioid and non-opioid analgesics. Basic pharmacology of the two groups of analgesics along with clinical indications for each group will be discussed along with guidelines for appropriate prescribing. Emphasis will be placed on when one type of analgesic would be preferred over another.
22.3.034 Successful Strategies for Documentation and Coding in Primary Care
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Lynn Rapsilber, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP

It is every APRNs fiscal responsibility to understand the revenue stream within a practice whether employed or owner of a practice. APRN education focuses on the clinical aspects of training and little on the business side of generating revenue for a practice by correct coding and documentation for APRN services. Evaluation and management (E&M) documentation guidelines provide criteria for medical decision-making vs time to secure a billable for the APRN service. Without a thorough understanding in utilization of E&M guidelines, documentation to support CPT and ICD-10 coding levels, practice revenue stream can be affected. When a service is under coded, revenue is lost. When a service is over-coded, overvaluing increases potential liability. Learn how to reduce the likelihood of denials which affect the bottom line. Learn about value-based reimbursement and be prepared for outcome-based payment. This seminar will provide education and hands-on through case scenarios. Learn the tools to enhance documentation and reduce burden to have more time with patients and better work life balance. APRNs that can accurately document and code their services bring value to a practice and add to the evidence base for the quality and cost-effectiveness of APRN care.

22.3.035 Integrating Care: Ancient Wisdom and Western Treatments to Support Healing
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health
Speaker(s)
Deirdre Breen, NBC-HWC, AHC, YACEP

Treating disease and disturbance in mind-body connection requires a powerful blend of medicines to promote health and healing. Patients are asking for integrated health care that empowers them to participate increasingly in their care. Focusing on four primary assaults on health, Inflammation, Autonomic Nervous System disruption, dysfunctional sleep, and ineffective digestion, we will explore therapies and behavioral strategies to improve the causes of wellness that integrate mind-body. We will address cornerstones of health: nutrition, necessary supplementation, quality of sleep, and behavior to provide a holistic framework NPs can use to improve patient well-being. This Interactive seminar will blend Western functional medicine with Eastern wholistic approaches that explore and address the root cause of disease. Dr. Deb Kiley and Deirdre Breen’s combined experience expands the NP knowledge base to increase healing options for patients and create the optimal environment for the body to repair.

22.3.036 Obesity Treatment Plans for Primary Care
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Obesity/Weight Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA
NPs in primary care settings encounter patients with obesity on a daily basis. Given the complexity of obesity, and the complications that need to be managed, many primary care NPs are unsure about where to begin. In this seminar, participants will be given an overview of the disease of obesity and the components of comprehensive treatment. Then they will build an obesity treatment plan for patient cases that will be provided. Participants will learn what can be accomplished in primary care settings given the inherent time limitations, as well as how and when to make appropriate referrals.
22.3.037 Pain Management: 2022 and Beyond
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Pain Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, PMGT-RN, ANP-BC; Heather J. Jackson, PhD, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP; Beth Darnall, PhD; Zohra Hussaini, MSN, FNP-BC, MBA, APP
Improving the clinician’s knowledge and skills in the management of the patient with acute and chronic pain, will help demystify and reduce the misconceptions associated with managing such a subjective and otherwise challenging diagnosis. Clinicians in ALL areas of practice are faced with the challenges of managing patients with pain, from the adolescent with a fracture that cannot be immobilized because of unmanaged severe pain, to the 81 y/o male with severe congestive cardiac failure who struggles with daily chest pain. Understanding the pathophysiology and mechanisms of pain, the current research and treatments, will empower clinicians in their knowledge and understanding, to provide their patients with evidenced based advice and treatment options. This timely seminar will focus on the importance of accurate assessment and multimodal management of both acute and chronic pain, through understanding of pain pathophysiology and mechanisms. Pain affects all aspects of healthcare, it is political, and in many ways mysterious. Over the course of this well-defined 3-hour seminar the audience will learn how to differentiate the types of pain, offer evidenced-based treatments, and be exposed to new innovative treatment approaches available today.
22.3.042 Punch and Shave Biopsies for the Primary Care Provider
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Dermatology, Primary Care, Procedures, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Tracy Langley, DNP, APRN-CNP
Prerequisite: Participants must have proficiency with basic suturing skills and the basic interrupted suture. If you do not have this experience and skill, please do not register for this workshop as it is not fair to the other participants who have the required background and knowledge.

Skin rashes and lesions are encountered daily in primary care. Being able to properly sample the skin for pathology is essential to help aid in proper diagnosis, treatment and referrals. Participants in this workshop will be able to distinguish between the punch and shave biopsy and their proper use. We will provide demonstration of the punch and shave technique with the opportunity for return demonstration. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with cryotherapy. Cryotherapy is an established method of managing many common skin complaints. This method of treatment will be discussed, and participants will have the opportunity for practice.
22.3.046 Using an Integrative Approach for Musculoskeletal Injuries and Optimal Functioning
Time 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.25
Additional Fee $50.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Integrative Health, Orthopedic, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Lawrence Li, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Participants will work in pairs in small groups of 6 to learn how to evaluate a person's postural alignment, ambulation, assess excessive muscle tension and practice techniques to optimize alignment, decreasing muscle tension, and increasing mobility. Techniques will include stretches, deep breathing, strain counterstrain, Korean Hand Therapy (reflexology and non-needle acupuncture), and optimizing movement drawn on some principles from yoga, Feldenkrais, and Pilates. Participants will learn how alleviating focal tension in the neck and back can improve nasal/sinus congestion, headaches, GERD, as well as arm and leg somatic dysfunction. All techniques can be easily done and taught to clients in a clinic setting.

22.3.050 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 1 Lectures - Part 2
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 4
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Kent D. Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP; Sophia Chu Rodgers, DNP, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC, MBA, FAANP, FCCM; Heather Meissen, DNP, ACNP, FCCM, FAANP; Rodney H. Newman RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Justin Spe

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 22

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 22.2.010 - Lectures - Part 1

Wednesday, June 22

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 22.2.125 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Thursday, June 23

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 22.3.050 - Lectures - Part 2

Friday, June 24

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 22.4.030 - 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 $225.00 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. The certificates will be mailed from SCCM.

22.3.051 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 2 Lectures - Part 2
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 4
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Kent D. Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP; Sophia Chu Rodgers, DNP, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC, MBA, FAANP, FCCM; Heather Meissen, DNP, ACNP, FCCM, FAANP; Rodney H. Newman RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Justin Spe

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 22

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 22.2.011 - Lectures - Part 1

Thursday, June 23

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 22.3.051 - Lectures - Part 2

Thursday, June 23

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 22.3.111 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Friday, June 24

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 22.4.071 - 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 $225.00 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. The certificates will be mailed from SCCM.

22.3.060 Anaphylaxis Management and Challenges
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Allergy/Immunology, Emergency, Pharmacology, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Erin Sinnaeve, DNP, FNP-C
Anaphylaxis is a clinical emergency which all healthcare professionals need to be able to recognize and manage. This presentation will discuss the many causes of anaphylaxis, epidemiology, risk factors, and pathophysiology of this emergency. We will also examine idiopathic anaphylaxis and discuss rare conditions and workup required in these conditions. We will also identify challenges of managing anaphylaxis in public spaces such as schools, restaurants, airplanes. We will review current evidence regarding health disparities in allergic conditions that can lead to anaphylaxis in racial and ethnic underserved populations. We will discuss best practices to address these disparities.
22.3.061 Updates in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis for the Primary Care Provider
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Autoimmune Disorders, Orthopedic, Pediatric, Primary Care, Radiology, Rheumatology
Speaker(s)
Anna Richmond, DNP, FNP-C, PNP-PC

This presentation will familiarize primary care providers caring for children and adolescents with the evaluation and management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Providers will gain a better understanding of the JIA classification criteria as well as the utility of x-ray, MRI and laboratory analysis in the initial evaluation of joint pain. Primary care concerns related to health promotion including appropriate immunization schedules, associated illnesses, first line medication therapies, common drug interactions, and preparation for transition to adult care will be reviewed. Clinical pearls using case based scenarios will aid in reinforcing the content presented.

22.3.062 Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Risk: 2022 Updates
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Lori O'Toole, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Cardiometabolic syndrome is a combination of metabolic dysfunctions mainly characterized by insulin resistance, impaired fasting glucose, dyslipidemia, hypertension and central adiposity. The World Health Organization recognizes cardiometabolic syndrome as a disease entity. The pathophysiology of the link between cardiometabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk is complex and multifactorial. Understanding the mechanisms of cardiometabolic syndrome can help practitioners identify and treat the increased cardiovascular risk these patients face. This presentation will focus on describing cardiometabolic syndrome and identifying the patient’s cardiovascular risk, as well as exploring any current treatments available to help decrease this risk.
22.3.063 Resolving Threats to Practice with a Grassroots Initiative: Achieving Full Practice Authority within the Consensus Model
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s)
Michelle M. Anderson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP; Cathy Arvidson, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP

Achieving full practice authority total acceptance of the consensus model by each state is a goal. It must be recognized that even with this accomplishment there remains many threats to nurse practitioners and their ability to practice. This presentation will review two case studies involving autonomous nurse practitioner (NP) practice challenges that were restricting patient access through an insurance credentialing limitation. Patients were required to switch care providers as they could no longer utilize their autonomously practicing NP. The process from beginning to end was different in each scenario but demonstrates how a grassroots movement, with a servant leadership focus, can be an effective mechanism for change. It will also review how AANP works directly with their members to assist members in dealing with threats to nurse practitioners’ practice.

22.3.064 Acute Adrenal Crisis
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Endocrinology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Daniel L. Arellano, PhD, RN, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, CEN, CFRN, EMT-P
Adrenal crisis is a rare and potentially life-threatening emergency. The presentation will enrich the learner's knowledge of adrenal crisis. Complex pathophysiology, diagnostics, etiologies, treatment modalities, prescribing methodologies, pharmacokinetics and drug-specific information for intravenous and enteral corticosteroids are discussed. Chronic adrenal insufficiency and critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency are analyzed. Select case studies are presented to solidify discussion points.
22.3.065 Understanding and Providing Transinclusive Care
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Diversity Training and Cultural Competence, Faculty Development/Education, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Integrative Health, Leadership, LGBT Health/Transgender, Mens Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Janice Dykstra Dunlap, DNP, ARNP, AGPCNP-BC, ACNS-BC
The presentation will highlight key concepts pertaining to gender dysphoria and the transgender population. Each individual travels their own road and chooses the extent to which they will transform to as a transgender person. It is imperative that healthcare providers are sensitive to this journey, the stigma and the hardships faced by the transgender population. The role of the NP as provider will be explored as well as the ethical principles pertaining to the approach of care for the transgender individual. Review of evidenced based guidelines for the management of transgenders will be discussed to create familiarity with key concepts and health concerns. Additionally, acquaintance with community resources and support are just some of the information that a provider should be able to share. Finally, the concept of inclusivity or creating an inclusive care environment will be presented as the charge evolving from this presentation for all NPs.
22.3.066 Developing a Division of Advanced Practice at Your Institution
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Alicia Conrad, APRN, ACNP-BC; Brian Graves, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC

This presentation will walk you through the steps of developing a division of advanced practice at your institution. We will discuss key stakeholders, considerations and challenges you may encounter.

22.3.067 Allergic Rhinitis
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Otolaryngology
Speaker(s)
Jeanne Conner (invited)
Description coming soon
22.3.068 Practice Pearls in Pediatric Dermatology
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Dermatology, Pediatric, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Samantha Casselman, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
This presentation will educate attendees on common conditions seen in pediatric dermatology, their differential diagnosis and management strategies. Topics will include atopic dermatitis, acne, warts, molluscum and infantile hemangiomas.
22.3.069 Diagnosis and Evaluation of Hematuria: The Spectrum of Microscopic & Macroscopic Disease
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Nephrology, Oncology, Urology
Speaker(s)
Jay D. Raman, MD, FACS

Hematuria is one of the most common clinical conditions presenting in clinical practice impacting between 5% and 25% of healthy adults. The differential diagnosis can entail benign and malignant diseases spanning the entire spectrum of the urinary tract. Important considerations for the clinician are 1) recognizing the definition of hematuria that warrants investigation; 2) the spectrum of evaluation modalities based upon the individual patient's risk; 3) surveillance for patients who have completed evaluation; and 4) clinical hematuria scenarios that warrant urgent urologic referral and evaluation.

22.3.070 Advancing Practice: A Road Map to Building an APRN Fellowship in an Urban Underserved FQHC
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership, Social Determinants of Health, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Natalie Raghu, DNP, FNP-C, ADM-BC
The leaders of a successful primary care fellowship in an Urban FQHC will provide an exemplar to build a strong NP/CNM fellowship. The presenters will engage the audience in the important aspects of developing post graduate fellowship using established frameworks that align with the mission and vision of one organization. Audience members will be provided with a road map to plan, implement and evaluate a primary care fellowship program using rapid cycle quality improvement. Moreover, the audience will learn one method to increase the diversity of the NP workforce through adapting the holistic review process to post graduate recruitment of NPs in post graduate training.
22.3.071 Quickly Reviewing the Literature to Inform Clinical Practice
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Research
Speaker(s)
Susan Weber Buchholz, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

This interactive presentation will guide the attendees of the audience through a process that they can use to quickly review the literature in order to inform clinical practice. With a myriad and often overwhelming number of literature sources available today, nurse practitioners need to be able to swiftly sort through the peer-reviewed literature, as well as other resources in order to best inform their clinical practice. In this presentation, attendees will identify a question, for which they want to quickly find an accurate answer. After structuring a usable question, attendees will walk through the process of
determining which databases to use to review the literature. Then using basic and advanced search strategies in at least one of the databases, attendees will rapidly locate the most relevant and current literature available to answer their question. Sources of literature will be appraised to assess for scientific rigor in answering the clinical question.

22.3.072 Disease Modifying Antirheumatologic Drugs for Dummies
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Allergy/Immunology, Autoimmune Disorders, Pharmacology, Rheumatology
Speaker(s)
J. Nicholas Manwaring, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
The practice of rheumatology as a specialty has greatly improved over the years. With the advent of more effective disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), patients with rheumatologic conditions are now able to be managed their disease more effectively than ever before. We are able to significantly reduce the acute and chronic effects of rheumatic disease, allowing patients to live a longer, healthier, and more quality life. However, these medications are not without risks and require routine monitoring and evaluation to ensure proper management, prevention of adverse effects of the drugs, and prevention of disease progression. As more patients who are on these medications present to primary and acute care practices it is important for all medical providers to have a basic understanding of DMARDs and key aspects of their management.
22.3.073 Primary Care Management of the Breast Cancer Survivor: A Case-based Review
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Genetics/Genomics, Health Promotion/Wellness, Oncology, Primary Care, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Mary Alison Smania, DNP, FNP-BC, AGN-BC, FAANP; Kara Elena Schrader, DNP, FNP
With the increasing numbers of breast cancer survivors for care after their initial treatment it is essential that NP's understand the elements of survivorship care. This 60-minute podium presentation features two expert faculty and practitioners with experience in primary care and in breast cancer and will focus on the application of knowledge in clinical case studies where NP's will learn the evaluation and treatment of survivors including assessment, treatment, side effects, psychological aspects of care and resources needed for their care.
22.3.080 Health Equity and the Future of Nursing Report
Time 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1.5
Therapeutic Area(s)
Diversity Training and Cultural Competence, Primary Care, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Juliette G. Blount, MSN, ANP

Part 1 of a 2-Part Seminar: Continued in Part 2: 22.3.075 Health Equity and the Future of Nursing Report. If selecting this session, you will automatically be registered for both.

Highly Recommended: Prior to attending this presentation at the AANP Conference, the speaker would like participants to view a presentation that is located in AANP's CE Center - What is Race and Why Does it Matter: An Experiential Workshop. Members can access this presentation at no cost; there is a small fee for non-members. It can be accessed through the following link,
aanp.inreachce.com/Details/Information/94425820-71e1-4825-b1f2-e8430cd99e4e

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22.3.082 Winning the Game of Life: Caring for the Student Athlete
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Convenient/Urgent Care, COVID 19, Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Shonda Phelon, DNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, APMHNP-BC; Jaime Gaudet; DNP, FNP-C, RNFA

This evidenced based presentation will focus on the adolescent athlete, exploring the physical and psychological needs of the young athlete. Nearly 45 million youths participate in sports in any given year. Sports participation is often very important to adolescents both short term and long term. However, sixty to seventy percent of youth drop out of sports by the age of 13 due to injury, burnout, as well as peer, parental and coaching pressure. Many adolescents experience physical sports injuries as well. Most recently many adolescents were sidelined due to the global pandemic of Covid-19. The impact of not being able to participate was devastating to many. This presentation will holistically explore the issues which can develop among young athletes. Potential physical and psychological problems will be examined and discussed. The impact of Covid-19 will be explored. Case studies also will be discussed and examined.

22.3.083 The Business of Urgent Care
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Business/Professional, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency
Speaker(s)
Vincent Sperandeo, DNP
The presentation will review different aspects of opening and running an Urgent Care. It will also look at how care has transitioned to an Urgent Care model and how to capitalize from this shift in demand.
22.3.084 Addressing Intimate Partner Violence: The Role of the Nurse Practitioner
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Speaker(s)
Kerry Peterson (invited)

Description coming soon

22.3.085 Cardiometabolic Approaches to Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Obesity/Weight Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Kathleen Perrott Wilson, PhD, CPNP, FNP-BC, ADM-BC, FAANP

NPs often play a major role in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) across the lifespan and in various settings. Based on the most recent data in the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics report approximately 30.5 million or 10.5% of Americans were living with T2DM (ADA, 2014). Diabetes has become financially burdensome with the American Diabetes Association estimating associated cost to be $245 billion in 2012, along with $69 billion of reduced productivity (ADA, 2013). The management of T2DM requires a battery of resources including behavior modification strategies, medical nutrition therapy, and pharmaceutical therapies. Diabetes is prevalent and costly. NPs and their patients face many challenges together in the management of diabetes. For diabetes to be managed successfully, it is imperative to incorporate an individualized patient-centric approach that requires patients to adopt numerous diabetes self-management strategies to help them reach their glycemic goals. Utilizing the chronic care model, NPs partner with their patients to develop a tailored management plan. This session will focus on management of the type 2 diabetic patient with an emphasis on pharmacological management for patients with cardiometabolic needs. After a review of the multiple complex pathophysiological abnormalities of T2DM, the various medication options will be explored with regard to action and side effects, and then applied to cases with cardiometabolic comorbidities. 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 within the context of cardiometabolic burden with confidence since getting to goal can be difficult.

22.3.086 Evaluation and Management of Dyspnea in Acutely Ill Patients
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Sharon E. Bryant, DNP, ACNP-BC

Dyspnea is a vague complaint which has a wide spectrum of potential outcomes. The physiology of dyspnea and strategies for the evaluation of acute dyspneic syndromes are discussed to help the provider quickly collect information and make a determination as to the severity of illness. Common differential diagnoses are discussed with rule out strategies. Management strategies range from no intervention to intubation and are discussed as they relate to hospital specific causes.

22.3.087 Red Eye
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Occupational Health, Ophthalmology
Speaker(s)
Denise Ramponi, FNP-C, ENP-BC, DNP, FAANP, FAEN
Red eye conditions are a common presenting complaint in family practice and urgent/emergency settings. The participant will be able to identify common red eye conditions and those that require urgent referral to reduce impaired or loss of vision and serious bacteria/viral infections of the eye. Content will include key components of the history, sub-conjunctival hemorrhage, corneal abrasion, foreign bodies conjunctivitis – bacterial, viral, allergic, stye, chalazion, blepharitis, herpes keratitis, corneal ulcer, glaucoma, cellulitis, etc.
22.3.088 Top 10 Obesity Myths
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Obesity/Weight Management, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP
Seventy percent (70%) of Americans are overweight or have the serious, chronic, and relapsing disease of obesity. NPs need to understand all the myths that surround this disease and its treatment. This presentation will review the top ten myths around the disease and the treatment. It is important to understand what patients have heard that are myths so we can counter those as we approach evidence-based treatment options.
22.3.089 High Flow Nasal Cannula and Non-Invasive Ventilation: Physiologic Benefits and Clinical Applications
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Susan Hellervik (invited)
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22.3.090 When It’s Time to Come Down: Weaning Opioids with Compassion
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pain Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Megan Filoramo, APN-C, IHWNC-BC, AP-PMN
“Pain as the 5th Vital sign” had us waging war against pain by titrating opioids “to efficacy.” Fast forward and now many chronic pain patients are in a difficult position. Evidence does not support long term use of high dose opioids and the CDC guidelines and insurance restrictions have made it near impossible to continue their current doses of medications. How do we best help these patients now? With the increasing stigma of opioid use, patients are torn between their fear of increased pain and their desire to come off of medications. To adequately support the patient through this process, it is critical that the patients understand the weaning does not equate abandonment by their clinical team. Opioid tapering does not need to contribute to patient suffering. How do we compassionately, and successfully, wean?
22.3.091 Assessment and Treatment of Female Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, Integrative Health, Oncology, Primary Care, Reproductive Health, Transition to Practice, Urology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Jessica Pettigrew, CNM
Decreased sexual desire is a common concern among women, affecting 43% of women in one landmark study. Many women do not know where to turn for help and report that their healthcare providers are uncertain how to address these concerns. This session will provide a summary of the physiologic basis of the human sexual response cycle and introduce the biopsychosocial model for assessment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), review strategies for effective assessment of a sexual complaint to arrive at a diagnosis, provide recommendations for a comprehensive treatment plan and follow up.
22.3.092 A Tricky Situation: Helping Patients Taper Off Benzodiazepines
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Lisa Beauvois, CRNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
review strategies for effective assessment of a sexual complaint to arrive at a diagnosis, provide recommendations for a comprehensive treatment plan and follow up.
22.3.093 Alternatives to Care for Pain: First Line Holistic Treatment
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care
Speaker(s)
CDR Mathew Loe, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

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22.3.094 Pharmacology of Smoking Cessation Drugs
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Andrew M. Peterson, PharmD, PhD, FCPP
This program is designed to provide nurse practitioners the foundational and practical knowledge to prescribe and monitor drug therapy use to treat nicotine dependence. In addition to the basic pharmacology of the drugs, this program will review guidelines regarding the best choice of medication for a given patient based on current literature. The program will also address the side/adverse effects, drug-drug interactions and dosage from as key elements in drug therapy selection.
22.3.095 Differentiating Dementias
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Amy Siple, APRN, FNP, GS-C
This presentation explores the clinical evaluation of dementia and the cognitive assessment tools we use. Profiles of common dementias will be discussed and the associated neuropsychiatric symptoms will be addressed.
22.3.096 Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Margaret Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN (to be invited)

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22.3.111 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 2 Skill Stations - Part 1
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Kent D. Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP; Sophia Chu Rodgers, DNP, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC, MBA, FAANP, FCCM; Heather Meissen, DNP, ACNP, FCCM, FAANP; Rodney H. Newman RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Justin Spe
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 22

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 22.2.011 - Lectures - Part 1

Thursday, June 23

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 22.3.051 - Lectures - Part 2

Thursday, June 23

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 22.3.111 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Friday, June 24

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 22.4.071 - 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 $225.00 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. The certificates will be mailed from SCCM.
22.3.116 Primary Bioethics: Ethics for the Practitioner in Acute and Critical Care
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
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 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 session 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 consultative basis when complex issues arise or for broad issues affecting populations or institutions. This combination could improve discourse and attention to routine bioethical issues. The practice of primary bioethics by the practitioner in acute and critical care will be discussed utilizing common clinical situations, including issues of treatment choices, surrogate decision-makers, resource limitations, information sharing, and public health in a pandemic.
22.3.117 Autoimmune Disease and Use of Biologics
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Autoimmune Disorders, Convenient/Urgent Care, Dermatology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Occupational Health, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Yolanda C. Lang, Dr.PH, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN
This presentation will discuss various autoimmune diseases, physical findings, diagnostic testing and current treatment options.
22.3.118 Prediabetes: Big Problem or No Big Deal?
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Lori O'Toole, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Prediabetes is an intermediate state between normal glucose regulation and Type 2 Diabetes. According to the CDC, 84.1 million Americans have prediabetes. The natural history of type 2 diabetes involves a progressive deterioration in many physiologic factors that can be seen several years before the diagnosis. Patients with prediabetes have an increased risk of both microvascular and macrovascular complications. Therefore, it is important for practitioners to understand and identify these factors and implement any appropriate treatment to prevent conversion to diabetes as well as prevention of cardiovascular risks. This presentation will explore prediabetes and identify the risks associated with the disease. It will discuss how to reduce the risk and any treatment options for 2022.
22.3.119 Common Skin Conditions: Updates in Pharmacology
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Aesthetic/Cosmetic Treatment, Allergy/Immunology, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Autoimmune Disorders, Dermatology, Infectious Disease, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Susan Mayne, DNP, FNP-C, DCNP
Recent advances in biotechnology have paved the way for topical and systemic medications that offer increased efficacy with fewer side effects for both infectious and inflammatory dermatologic conditions. This presentation will focus on new treatment options for common skin conditions often seen in the primary care setting for both adult and pediatric patients. This lecture will provide you with an armory of new treatment options approved for conditions such as atopic dermatitis (eczema), acne, rosacea, warts, lice, and hair loss, just to name a few.
22.3.120 The Implementation of the Addiction Severity Screening Tool
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Health Promotion/Wellness, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
CDR Venecia Clark, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, NP-C

Patients treated for substance abuse disorders (SUDs) frequently have co-occurring illness, social, and demographic issues. It is critical to consider the entire individual and understand that one style of screening and diagnosing is not essentially going to work for all patients. The ASI is a semi structured interview tool that has been proven effective in screening patients with SUD and underlying illness.

22.3.121 Acute Hand Injuries: Pearls and Pitfalls in Assessment and Management
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Emergency
Speaker(s)
Karen Sue Hoyt (invited); Sheila Sanning Shea (invited)

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22.3.122 Geriatric GI: Tread Carefully
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology
Speaker(s)
Speaker TBA

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22.3.123 Preparation Pearls for NP Practice in Hospital Medicine
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Business/Professional, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Leadership
Speaker(s)
Sharon E. Bryant, DNP, ACNP-BC
The field of hospital medicine continues to grow with a wide range of opportunity for advanced practice providers. Competency in hospital medicine includes proficiency in management of core hospitalist measures discussed in this session. Beyond patient care, strategies for participation in hospital-wide systems and utilization management will aid the Hospitalist in expanding his or her practice beyond the bedside and make impactful decisions affecting hospital stakeholders.
22.3.124 Pain Catastrophizing: The Problem is Everywhere but the Answer’s in Your Head
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pain Management, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Megan Filoramo, APN-C, IHWNC-BC, AP-PMN
Catastrophizing is a maladaptive way of thinking, common in the pain patient who has dealt with a trauma, loss of occupation/identity, and persistent physical pain. This type of thinking, characterized by rumination, magnification, and helplessness, can make patients less likely to actively participate in treatment which in turn contributes to poor overall outcomes. In addition to the behavioral results of catastrophizing, neuroplastic changes and changes to the endogenous mechanisms of pain modulation may occur. Through identification of these patients and appropriate treatment with behavioral therapies, the adverse effects of catastrophizing can be minimized and even reversed. NPs are in a key position to decrease patient suffering and facilitate increased patient function through patient identification, education in self-management techniques, support and coaching. Through this, the adverse effects of catastrophizing can be minimized and even reversed.
22.3.125 Updates on Contraceptives: What's In, Out and On the Horizon
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Mens Health, Pharmacology, Reproductive Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Shelagh Larson, DNP, APRN. WHNP-BC, NCMP

In this presentation you will be given an understanding of contraceptives that are still in use, retired, and what is in development. A clarifications of what birth control is best for what medical condition. Limitations and expansions will be covered. What formula should you start with and when it does not work, what to switch to and why will be discussed. Contraceptives for men will also be introduced.

22.3.126 Glucocorticoids: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Allergy/Immunology, Autoimmune Disorders, Pharmacology, Rheumatology
Speaker(s)
J. Nicholas Manwaring, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Since glucocorticoids were first discovered in 1935 they have been a double edged sword in the treatment of patients with rheumatologic and other autoimmune conditions. Thankfully we have come a long way in improving our understanding of their risks and how to mitigate these risks for an overall improved outcome in patients with rheumatologic and other autoimmune conditions. Using an entertaining approach, this presentation seeks to explain the nature of glucocorticoids, how they work, and how to achieve the best possible outcome with the least adverse effects when used for patients in the outpatient setting. Many rheumatoid arthritis patients present to acute and primary care offices in acute arthritis flare and while on chronic disease management, this presentation is tailored to help the primary and acute care provider feel more comfortable evaluating and managing an acute disease flare and effects of chronic management while awaiting further evaluation by rheumatology.
22.3.127 Intensification of Treatment: Pharmacotherapy for Obesity
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Obesity/Weight Management, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP
Seventy percent (70%) of Americans have pre-obesity or the serious, chronic, and relapsing disease of obesity. Only 3% of patients that are eligible for anti-obesity medications receive prescriptions. NPs need to understand how to intensify therapy with the use of anti-obesity medications. This presentation will review the current medication options for treating obesity as well as utilizing a case study approach to process appropriate medication selection.
22.3.128 Prescribing IV Fluids - Update 2022
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Lori A. Cox, MSN, ACNP-BC, FCCM
Intravenous (IV) fluid therapy is one of the most common treatments provided in acute and critical care. Despite this, there is often a lack of formal training for advanced practice nurses in prescribing and managing this complex therapy. All IV fluids are drugs requiring a prescription and can have serious negative effects if not given correctly. As with all medicines that are prescribed, it appears that even common IV solutions carry a certain amount of risk that must be assessed against the presumed benefit when choosing fluids for an individual patient. The selection and use of IV fluids should be based on the best available evidence as well as physiological principles and specific patient characteristics. Recently there has been a growing body of research that focuses on IV fluid selection in acute and critical care. This presentation discusses the relative choices of intravenous fluids available as well as emerging data for both the safety and efficacy of the most commonly used solutions. A discussion on end points of fluid resuscitation will also be included. Case studies will be used to enhance the clinical application of the concepts presented.
22.3.129 Nurse Practitioners: A Voice in the Care of Hansen's Disease (Leprosy)
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Dermatology, Infectious Disease, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Mary P. Dudley DNP, APRN, CNS; CAPT Amy Flynn, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C
There has been an increase in referrals and consultative requests to the National Hansen’s Disease Program (NHDP) for Hansen’s disease (HD) services in the past three years from advanced practice providers. The NHDP is a 100 year-old program that has been physician-centric when providing education outreach to the health care community. This identified gap in outreach and education to advanced practice providers may delay accurate diagnosis and care to HD patients throughout the country. HD is a chronic but curable infectious disease caused by acid-fast bacilli, Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis (Sharma, et al., 2020). The global prevalence and incidence of HD is highly prevalent in endemic countries such as, Africa, Brazil, India and Indonesia (ALM, 2020; CDC, 2017; WHO, 2019). Although HD is curable, it continues to cause disabilities globally as well as in the United States of America. Worldwide, three million people are estimated to be permanently disabled from complications of HD (Elflien, J., 2021; WHO 2019). Delayed or untreated HD can cause permanent damage to the skin, nerves, limbs and eyes (CDC, 2017; HRSA, 2020; WHO, 2019). Typical skin lesions and classic neuropathy associated with HD are readily recognized in countries where HD is common, but in the U.S., where HD is rare, it can be difficult to diagnose (CDC, 2017; HRSA, 2020). An HD patient in the U.S. sees an average of three healthcare providers before receiving the correct diagnosis. Equipping U.S. healthcare providers with the tools required to manage HD can have a significant impact on addressing knowledge gaps in the area of HD recognition, diagnosis and treatment.
22.3.130 Building Your Mental Health Toolkit: Using Brief Interventions for Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Lisa Beauvois, CRNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

As depression and anxiety are the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in primary care, this presentation aims to help the primary care NP manage patient’s symptoms using brief interventions. Several brief intervention skills will be introduced to enable NPs to begin to develop a tool box of skills. Short video vignettes will assist NPs to put these skills into practice within the trusted environment of their patient’s medical home, strengthening the therapeutic alliance.

22.3.136 Attended NP Posters: Group 1
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster

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

22.3.136.01 The Long COVID: The Need for Primary Care Management of Chronic Signs and Symptoms of the COVID-19 Infection
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Heerak Christian Kim, MS, MEd, RN, CNL, CNE
22.3.136.01 The Long COVID: The Need for Primary Care Management of Chronic Signs and Symptoms of the COVID-19 Infection
22.3.136.02 Socio-demographic Factors, Sexual Attitudes, Self-efficacy, and Satisfaction on Sexual Health Seeking Behaviors Among Filipino Men
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Sagie De Guzman, PhD, A-CNS, ANP-C
22.3.136.02 Socio-demographic Factors, Sexual Attitudes, Self-efficacy, and Satisfaction on Sexual Health Seeking Behaviors Among Filipino Men
22.3.136.03 It's Not DUI: It's Auto-Brewery Syndrome!
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Mary Ellen Estes, MSN, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP
22.3.136.03 It's Not DUI: It's Auto-Brewery Syndrome!
22.3.136.04 Utilization of Nurse Practitioners to Improve Access to Care for Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Ashley Johnson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
22.3.136.04 Utilization of Nurse Practitioners to Improve Access to Care for Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study
22.3.136.05 Innovations in NP Led Tele Pain Consultation
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Christina Wiekamp, CNS, CNP, ACHPN
22.3.136.05 Innovations in NP Led Tele Pain Consultation
22.3.136.06 Identifying and Treating the Unmet Needs of Veterans' and their Families in Primary Care With an Interactive eLearning Program
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Brenda McNeil, DNP,FNP-BC, APRN; Elizabeth Mayerson, DNP, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE
22.3.136.06 Identifying and Treating the Unmet Needs of Veterans' and their Families in Primary Care With an Interactive eLearning Program
22.3.136.07 Attention Deficit Disorder: Treating Adults in Primary Care
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Brenda Janotha, EdD, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-C, FAANP
22.3.136.07 Attention Deficit Disorder: Treating Adults in Primary Care
22.3.136.08 Vaccinations: What are They, How They Work and Clinical Implications and Deviations
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Kristen Ruina, CRNP
22.3.136.08 Vaccinations: What are They, How They Work and Clinical Implications and Deviations
22.3.136.09 The Effects of Race, Ethnicity, Education, Marital Status and Family Size on Hysterectomy Rates
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Zula Price, PhD, FNP-BC, RN, CD(DONA)
22.3.136.09 The Effects of Race, Ethnicity, Education, Marital Status and Family Size on Hysterectomy Rates
22.3.136.10 Development and Evaluation of an Addiction Recovery Coach Referral Program in an Academic Medical Center Emergency Department
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Julie M. Daly, DNP, APN-C
22.3.136.10 Development and Evaluation of an Addiction Recovery Coach Referral Program in an Academic Medical Center Emergency Department
22.3.136.11 PrEP for Primary Care
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Laura Herbert, DNP, APRN, NP-C; Sabra Custer, DNP, MS, FNP-BC, AAHIVS
22.3.136.11 PrEP for Primary Care
22.3.136.12 Eliminating Sugar-sweetened Beverages in Diabetics on An In-patient Behavioral Health Unit: A Pilot Study
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Rozina Virani, RN,MSN,FNP-C
22.3.136.12 Eliminating Sugar-sweetened Beverages in Diabetics on An In-patient Behavioral Health Unit: A Pilot Study
22.3.136.13 Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Using a Collaborative Care Model
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Shirley Stephenson, MS, MFA, MA, FNP-BC; Karen Cotler, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
22.3.136.13 Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Using a Collaborative Care Model
22.3.136.14 School-based Health Centers: An Efficient and Effective Healthcare Delivery Model for Underserved and Underinsured Communities and the Integral Role of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Charles R. Davis, PhD, MSN, FNP-C, AE-C
22.3.136.14 School-based Health Centers: An Efficient and Effective Healthcare Delivery Model for Underserved and Underinsured Communities and the Integral Role of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
22.3.136.15 Improving Adherence to Hypertensive Medication by Utilizing a Smartphone Application Intervention in African Americans
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Sonia Kalia, PMHNP, FNP
22.3.136.15 Improving Adherence to Hypertensive Medication by Utilizing a Smartphone Application Intervention in African Americans
22.3.136.16 Cardiovascular Disease Screening for Commercial Drivers: Implementing Evidence-based Practice (EBP)
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Annette Barnes, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, CNE
22.3.136.16 Cardiovascular Disease Screening for Commercial Drivers: Implementing Evidence-based Practice (EBP)
22.3.136.17 Timing and Location of Palliative Care Discussions: Does It Matter?
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Paige Hickey, FNP-C
22.3.136.17 Timing and Location of Palliative Care Discussions: Does It Matter?
22.3.136.18 Nurse Practitioners in Home Based Pre-palliative Care Demonstrate an Innovative, Value Based approach to End of Life Care Planning
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Denise Coppa, PhD, FNP-C, FAANP, FAAN; Suzy Barcelos-Winchester, LISCW
22.3.136.18 Nurse Practitioners in Home Based Pre-palliative Care Demonstrate an Innovative, Value Based approach to End of Life Care Planning
22.3.136.19 Identification and Management of Sports- Related Concussions
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Kristin Riemersma, BSN, RN; Nahal Rahmanpanah, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
22.3.136.19 Identification and Management of Sports- Related Concussions
22.3.136.20 Health at Every Size® (HAES®) for College Students
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Kristin M. DeWeerd, DNP, NP-C; Robin Arends, DNP, CNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAANP
22.3.136.20 Health at Every Size® (HAES®) for College Students
22.3.136.21 Asking What Matters: Improving Geriatric Ambulatory Care
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Victoria Jackson, MS, NP-C, PA-C; Hannah Spero, MSN, APRN, NP-C; Eileen Partridge, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC
22.3.136.21 Asking What Matters: Improving Geriatric Ambulatory Care
22.3.136.22 Buprenorphine Induction Without Withdrawal: Microdosing as Patient Centered Care
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Laurel Hallock Koppelman, DNP, FNP-C, APRN
22.3.136.22 Buprenorphine Induction Without Withdrawal: Microdosing as Patient Centered Care
22.3.136.23 Evaluation of a Nurse Practitioner-led Community Paramedicine Program
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Aaron Sebach, PhD, DNP, MBA, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, NP-C, CP-C, CEN, CPEN, CNE, CNEcl, SFHM; Tammy Walbert, DNP, FNP-BC
22.3.136.23 Evaluation of a Nurse Practitioner-led Community Paramedicine Program
22.3.136.24 Diagnosis and Initial Management of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Homebound Older Adults
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Natalie Mohammad, APRN, CNP, ACHPN
22.3.136.24 Diagnosis and Initial Management of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Homebound Older Adults
22.3.136.25 Factors Influencing Nurse Practitioners' Precepting Status: Current, Previous or Never
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Leonie DeClerk, DNP, PhD, APRN
22.3.136.25 Factors Influencing Nurse Practitioners' Precepting Status: Current, Previous or Never
22.3.136.26 Did You Hear That? Using Podcasts as a Novel Content Delivery Platform in Graduate Level Nursing Education
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Megan M. Shifrin, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Sarah Gast, DNP, AGACNP, FNP
22.3.136.26 Did You Hear That? Using Podcasts as a Novel Content Delivery Platform in Graduate Level Nursing Education
22.3.136.27 Reimagine Health Care for Incidental Lung Nodules
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Linda Farjo, MSN, CRNP, NP-C, OCN; Sedney Pabon, MSN, CRNP, NP-C, OCN
22.3.136.27 Reimagine Health Care for Incidental Lung Nodules
22.3.136.28 Antibiotic Stewardship in the Urgent Care Setting
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
John Hart, DNP, MSN, APRN-CNP
22.3.136.28 Antibiotic Stewardship in the Urgent Care Setting
22.3.136.29 Funding for Nurse Practitioner Education. Is It Time?
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Poster
22.3.136.29 Funding for Nurse Practitioner Education. Is It Time?
22.3.140 The Anxious Generation: Management of Anxiety Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Shonda Phelon (invited)

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22.3.141 Fungal Infections and Antifungals: What You Need to Know!
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance
Speaker(s)
Nancy Munro (invited)

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22.3.142 Untreated Sleep Apnea: The Heart of the Matter
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Pharmacology, Sleep Disorder
Speaker(s)
Joshua D. Thornsberry, DNP, ANP-BC
Untreated sleep apnea increases the risk of hypertension, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and stroke. Moreover, sleep apnea is a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease and mortality. The relationship between sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease is complex and involves multiple pathogenic mechanisms which influence cardiac structure, function, and electrophysiology. Despite being an independent and modifiable cardiovascular risk factor, sleep apnea remains highly prevalent and grossly underdiagnosed. Routine sleep apnea screening with easy-to-use tools is sensitive, reliable, cost-effective, and time-efficient. Importantly, early sleep apnea treatment improves patient-reported quality of life and may also reduce cardiovascular risk, morbidity, and mortality. This presentation will review the pathophysiologic mechanisms and associated cardiovascular consequences of untreated sleep apnea. Additionally, this learning activity will examine evidence-based sleep apnea screening, testing, and treatment strategies for high-risk populations.
22.3.143 Updates in Acne Management
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Dermatology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Nicole Bort, DNP, AGPCNP-C, DCNP
Acne vulgaris is one of the most commonly treated dermatologic diseases, but treatment selection and patient education can often be difficult. There are new and emerging therapies available to add to the vast amount already in existence. This presentation serves to help the primary care prescriber appropriately diagnose, review guidelines and discuss how new treatments can help play a role in successful management.
22.3.144 Leveraging the Voices of NPs to Facilitate Brave Conversations
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Diversity Training and Cultural Competence
Speaker(s)
Paula Alexander-Delpech (invited); William Lewis (invited); Audrey Perry (invited)

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22.3.145 Reversal of Anticoagulants
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Hematology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Daniel L. Arellano, PhD, RN, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, CEN, CFRN, EMT-P
This presentation enhances the learner’s knowledge of anticoagulation therapy in the critical setting. The presentation outlines commonly used agents such as vitamin K antagonists, heparin and its derivatives, factor Xa inhibitors, direct acting oral anticoagulants, and direct thrombin inhibitors. Special emphasis is placed on reversal agents for each anticoagulant with the application of clinical practice guidelines. The presentation will culminate in an algorithm for the administration of reversal agents in the bleeding anticoagulated patient. Select case studies are presented to solidify discussion points.
22.3.146 Preceptor Primer: Experiential Teaching and Learning in a Busy Clinic
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Brenda McNeil, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN
This presentation will provide an overview of planning and executing quality, effective, and efficient experiential learning environment for NP students and preceptors. Planning is an essential initial step to incorporate students into a busy clinical setting. Beginning with a self-assessment, participants will be able to determine their own benefits and barriers to working with NP students and plan accordingly. Kolb’s experiential learning theory will guide teaching and learning strategies and when they are best utilized. As "time to teach" is often recognized as a common barrier to working with students, the presentation will wrap up with an analysis of topics covered and their relationship to time management. The expected outcome is that clinical preceptors will build up their teaching toolkit to improve the experience for students and themselves!
22.3.147 Are Proton Pump Inhibitors Safe to Prescribe? Update on PPI Prescribing Safety
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Gastroenterology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Kimberly Kearns, MS, APRN, ANP-BC
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most common prescribed medications. It is estimated that over 100 million prescriptions for PPIs are filled annually. Knowledge of appropriate use of PPI therapy remains essential in clinical practice. Recently multiple studies have questioned the safety regarding the use of PPI therapy. This one-hour pharmacology case-based lecture will evaluate the indications and dosing of PPI therapy, provide an in-depth review of side effects, and review current safety data. As an advanced practice provider, it is imperative to understand data presented about PPI safety as to appropriately educate our patients regarding perceived risk versus actual risk.
22.3.148 TRANSforming Primary Care: A Transgender Medical Provider's Guide
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
LGBT Health/Transgender
Speaker(s)
Christine Rodriguez (invited)

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22.3.149 Nature-based Health Care as a Social Determinant for Global Health
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Integrative Health
Speaker(s)
Speaker TBA

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22.3.150 A Pain in the Neck: Management of Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Neurology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Katherine Archer, MSN, APRN, CNRN
A Pain in the Neck will guide NPs through the process of evaluating and managing cervical spine radiculopathy and myelopathy. This lecture will focus on appropriate, specialized exam techniques, and how to manage those findings. We will then discuss appropriate imaging with a brief analysis of cervical spine imaging. Lastly, the presentation will discuss management techniques, including medication management, and when to refer to a specialist.
22.3.151 Obesity: Early Intervention Improves Outcomes
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Obesity/Weight Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA
Obesity is a chronic, progressive, relapsing disease. If left untreated, it worsens and leads to serious complications such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis and cancer. Given the consequences, it needs to be treated early and with the same intensity that other serious conditions are given. Fat cells (adipocytes) are active endocrine glands that contribute to chronic inflammation, which is at the root of many of the obesity complications we see. Early diagnosis and treatment prevent, reduce, or resolve complications and improve quality of life. A 5-10% weight loss improves health and weight-related complications. Participants will learn how to diagnose obesity and pre-obesity and identify obesity-related complications. The components of comprehensive treatment will be reviewed, as well as how to make appropriate referrals, whether in a primary or specialty care setting. Strategies for early intervention will be provided and reinforced with case studies.
22.3.152 It Feels Like a Knife: Evaluating Dyspareunia and Vulvodynia
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Pain Management, Reproductive Health, Urology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Jessica Pettigrew, CNM

Sexual pain and vulvar pain represent a clinical conundrum for many providers and a cause of distress to the women who experience these bothersome symptoms that can impact many aspects of life. This session will provide participants with an understanding of the contributing factors and pathophysiology of dyspareunia and vulvodynia. Participants will be familiar with consensus terminology and classification of sexual pain disorders and vulvodynia. Participants will be able to assess a complaint of sexual pain or chronic vulvar pain, perform an exam, arrive at a diagnosis, initiate treatment and develop a follow up plan.

22.3.153 Sleep Disordered Breathing in Patients with Acute Illness
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Sleep Disorder
Speaker(s)
Melissa Carlucci, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC

Sleep disordered breathing is an underdiagnosed condition that is characterized by a disrupted respiratory pattern during sleep. Untreated sleep disordered breathing increases the risk for cardiovascular disease and can be an underlying problem when patients present to the hospital with acute illness and exacerbation of chronic disease. This presentation will focus on an approach to diagnosing sleep disordered breathing, specifically sleep apnea, in hospitalized patients using type 3 sleep study devices. Management considerations will also be discussed, including positive airway pressure therapy for sleep apnea and non-invasive ventilation for complex patients with hypercapnic respiratory failure. Additionally, transition of care to outpatient follow-up will be highlighted as an important element of the management plan. An interprofessional inpatient sleep medicine consult team will be used as an example of this innovative care model.

22.3.154 What to Know about Volunteering for a Medical Service Trip
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Diversity Training and Cultural Competence, Faculty Development/Education, Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Tracey Long, PhD, MS, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CCRN, CDE, CNE, COI, CHUC

Nurse Practitioners are in the profession of helping people, and many want to volunteer for domestic and international medical trips. To help make the most of your experience, this class will help you plan for an effective and successful medical mission trip. A great trip includes planning for the physical, financial, emotional and spiritual components of a medical mission. Travel to this class to learn how.

22.3.155 Practical Pharmacogenetics in Every Day Practice
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Andrew M. Peterson, PharmD, PhD, FCPP
This program is designed to increase the knowledge and skills necessary for the nurse practitioner to use pharmacogenomic (PGx) principles in everyday practice. The learner will be exposed to the rationale and process for applying PGx in clinical practice, interpreting basic pharmacogenomics results and then applying them in a clinical setting. Basic ethical issues related to PGx testing will also be discussed.

Friday, June 24
22.4.010 Genomics of Aging
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Genetics/Genomics, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness
Speaker(s)
Diane Seibert, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN; Kenneth Wysocki, PhD, FNP, FAANP
Aging is a complex process involving metabolism, environmental influences and genomics. This presentation will dive into the 10-part article series on genomics and aging that has been featured in the “Unraveling the Genome” column in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP). This presentation explores the influence of genes on aging and emerging treatment options that may slow down or potentially reverse the aging process. This presentation will address genes, adducts and telomeres, decreased immune defenses, oxidation and inefficient mitochondria, toxins and radiation, glycosylation, caloric intake and sirtuin production, neurotransmitter imbalance, hormone mechanisms, reduced nitric oxide, and stem cell slowdown. Underpinning these factors are wear and tear on cells, cell senescence, and aging as a result of inability to repair or replace these affected cells. This presentation will address a scientific and clinical approach to genome related aging.
22.4.011 Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Allergy/Immunology, Autoimmune Disorders, Dermatology
Speaker(s)
Margaret Bobonich (invited)

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22.4.012 The Business of Being an NP: Contracts and Salary Negotiations
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Vanessa Pomarico-Denino (invited)

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22.4.013 Work Up of the Abdominal Pain in the Outpatient Setting
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Pain Management
Speaker(s)
Theresa M. Campo, DNP, APRN, FAANP, FAAN, Vice President, Education and Accreditation, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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22.4.014 Dyslipidemia: New Treatment Options
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Colleen Walsh-Irwin, DNP, ANP-BC, AACC, FAANP
This presentation will review the most recent guidelines for the management of dyslipidemia including targets for lipid levels based on patient risk factors. We will discuss how to manage patients who are statin intolerant and treatment strategies for getting patients to goal. The medications that have recently been approved for hyperlipidemia including injectable agents, as well as the newest oral agents that are available will be reviewed. Included in this discussion will be tips for getting these medications approved for patient use.
22.4.015 Depression, Isolation and Loss in the Elderly
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Brandon Alters, ARNP (invited); Cynthia Jacobs, APRN (invited)

Description coming soon

22.4.016 Busting Diabetes Myths: Breaking Through to Your Patients to Achieve Goals
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology
Speaker(s)
Kathryn Kreider (invited); B. Iris Padilla (invited)

Description coming soon

22.4.017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Gastroenterology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Kimberly Kearns, MS, APRN, ANP-BC
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the seventh most common diagnosis by primary care and number one clinical diagnosis in gastroenterology. The underlying pathophysiology of IBS is complex and multifactorial. As providers it is imperative to understand the complex nature of this very common condition. This one-hour session will include a comprehensive review of the current pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to the treatment of IBS. Attendees will also be presented with tools to make an accurate diagnosis and provide a management plan for the spectrum of symptoms that coincide with IBS.
22.4.018 The Nuts & Bolts of Comprehensive Obesity Treatment
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Obesity/Weight Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA
Given the chronic nature of obesity, a comprehensive, long-term treatment approach is needed. In this presentation you will learn how to incorporate the four pillars of evidence-based obesity treatment -- nutrition, physical activity, behavioral counseling and pharmacotherapy -- into a comprehensive treatment plan. You will also learn how and when to refer for bariatric surgery if appropriate. This knowledge will provide you with the tools you need to successfully treat your patients with obesity.
22.4.019 Characteristics of the NP Hospitalist Role: Results of a National Workforce Analysis
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Hospitalist/In-Patient
Speaker(s)
Louise Kaplan (invited)

Description coming soon

22.4.020 2022 Cancer Screening in Primary Care: The First Defense Against Cancer
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Autoimmune Disorders, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Convenient/Urgent Care, Dermatology, Genetics/Genomics, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health, LGBT Health/Transgender, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Mary Anne Dumas, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP
Cancer is the second cause of death in the United States, second only to heart disease. Cancer screening provides an opportunity to detect and diagnose cancers at an early stage and in most cases, result in optimal outcomes. Delays in, or omission of screening can result in cancer identification at later stages in which treatment options and prognosis may be less than optimal. Regardless of the focus of the NPs clinical practice, NPs need to be knowledgeable of the most common cancers, tools for detection, and treatment, as well as strategies to promote primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.
22.4.021 Ocular Ultrasound: Indications for Use, Exam Techniques and Management Strategies in Orbital Presentations
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Ophthalmology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Susanna Rudy, DNP, MFS, AGACNP, FNP, ENP, CCRN

Ocular ultrasound is a specific focused ultrasound exam that can be used at the bedside in patients presenting with ocular complaints that may require urgent evaluation, management and disposition. This lecture will discuss a brief overview of machine mechanics and physics, orbital anatomy, the indications, and contraindications of orbital ultrasound. A review of protocol techniques for the evaluation of vision loss, painless vision loss, trauma and increased ICP and papilledema will be discussed utilizing case and pathology review.

22.4.022 Motivational Interviewing: It’s Now Time to Get Serious About Change!
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health, Pain Management, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, PMGT-RN, ANP-BC

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a state-of-the-art, evidence-based communication and counseling approach for guiding patients to make and sustain positive behavior changes in brief clinical encounters. The person-centered approach of motivational interviewing (MI) can effectively change health behaviors that influence the prevention, treatment, and outcomes of a broad range of clinical scenarios (psychiatry, chronic pain, self-care, wellness behaviors). Research on MI bridges the current divide between evidence-based practice and the well-established importance of therapeutic relationship. Generally recognized as a practical, common-sense approach, becoming proficient in MI, however, is an on-going learning process requiring training, practice, and feedback/supervision. This lecture will focus on an overview and basics of MI. It will provide the learner with an appreciation and general understanding of techniques and outcomes. Case examples will be provided and the audience will be provided with avenues for further training options for clinical expertise in MI, to use in their practices.

22.4.023 Is It Your Mate or Is It Your Medication? Medications That Impact Sexuality
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Mens Health, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Reproductive Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Shelagh Larson, DNP, APRN. WHNP-BC, NCMP

Many patients struggle with discussing sexual issues with their providers. But now you can initiate that conversation with the knowledge of how each drug class impacts sexuality. You will be equipped to discern what alternatives are available and when to switch drug classes. You will be provided an opening script to open this often-tough conversation.

22.4.030 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 1 Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post Test
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 3.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Kent D. Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP; Sophia Chu Rodgers, DNP, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC, MBA, FAANP, FCCM; Heather Meissen, DNP, ACNP, FCCM, FAANP; Rodney H. Newman RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Justin Spe

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 22

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 22.2.010 - Lectures - Part 1

Wednesday, June 22

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 22.2.125 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Thursday, June 23

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 22.3.050 - Lectures - Part 2

Friday, June 24

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 22.4.030 - 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 $225.00 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. The certificates will be mailed from SCCM.

22.4.035 General Session: AANP Legislative Update
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type General Session
CE Hours 1
Speaker(s)
MaryAnne Sapio, BS, Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, AANP; Tay Kopanos, NP, DNP, Vice President, State Government Affairs, AANP
MaryAnne Sapio, Vice President of AANP's Federal Government Affairs, and Dr. Tay Kopanos, Vice President of State Government Affairs, will cover current state and federal policy issues and provide an update on active legislation at the state and national levels.
22.4.040 Outpatient Burn Management: When to Refer to Burn Center
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Occupational Health, Pediatric, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Susan L. Smith, PhD, ACNP-C, FNP-C, RNFA, WCC, FAANP

This presentation will provide an overview of the incidence and impact of burn injuries in the United States. Burn-specific mechanisms of injury will be detailed. Guidelines for identifying, describing and classifying burns will be presented. Evidence-based treatment options will be discussed, including considerations for special populations. Finally, indications for referral to a burn center are outlined to assist nurse practitioners in outpatient or urgent care settings to appropriately triage and treat burn -injured patients of all ages.

22.4.041 Making the Right Choice When Prescribing for Substance Use Disorder
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Emergency, Pain Management
Speaker(s)
Mary Jo Cerepani, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP, FAEN; Ann M. Mitchell, PHD, RN, AHN-BC, FIAAN, FAAN

The presentation will discuss who can prescribe for substance abuse disorder (SUD) and the importance of prescribing the appropriate medication. Additionally, we will discuss the steps when assessing a patient with SUD, a plan of care to follow and the importance of treatment. There will be an overview of each medication used in SUD and indications, dosing and side effects.

22.4.042 Radiology: What to Order When
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Radiology
Speaker(s)
Theresa M. Campo, DNP, APRN, FAANP, FAAN, Vice President, Education and Accreditation, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Description coming soon

22.4.043 Fear of the Unknown: Adverse Medical Events During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
COVID 19, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Edward E. Yackel, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic has exposed vulnerabilities within the United States (U.S.) healthcare system. Data will be presented from the Veterans Healthcare Administration that elucidates high-harm safety events that occurred during the pandemic. This information will inform current efforts aimed at redesigning healthcare delivery and future pandemic preparedness. Adding pandemic preparedness training to healthcare curriculum and clearly defining the role of patient safety and quality staff during a pandemic are two strategies that will be discussed. Redesigning the delivery of primary care during a pandemic will also be discussed. Czeisler et al.2 found that 32% of adults in the U.S. have delayed or avoided medical care during the pandemic. Nurse Practitioners will have an important role in leading and participating in efforts aimed at understanding factors associated with medical care avoidance and redesigning the delivery of healthcare.

22.4.044 Overview of Malaria, Dengue Fever, Leishmaniasis, Endemic Mycoses and Leptospirosis
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Dermatology, Emergency, Infectious Disease, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care
Speaker(s)
CPT Peter Bizon, DNP, MBA, FNP-C

This presentation will cover Malaria, Dengue Fever, Leishmaniasis, Endemic Mycoses and Leptospirosis and the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. The speaker will focus on assessment of returning travelers. The presentation will include only a small subset of Military Tropical Medicine, which is an emerging field by itself.

22.4.045 Evaluation and Management of Venous Thromboembolism
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular
Speaker(s)
Joanne Thanavaro, DNP, AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, DCC, FAANP
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The one-month case mortality rate for VTE is between 2.8-12%, and the economic burden to the United States health care system is conservatively 7-10 billion dollars annually for newly diagnosed medically treated patients. This presentation will review the etiology, prevalence, pathogenesis, and risk factors for VTE. 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 clinical entity.
22.4.046 The Gut-Skin Axis and Its Role in Atopic Dermatitis
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Allergy/Immunology, Autoimmune Disorders, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Dermatology, Integrative Health, Pediatric, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Renee P. McLeod, PhD, APRN, CPNP, FAANP
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that can be debilitating with severe skin rashes, itching and poor sleep. This presentation will cover the basics around the mechanisms involved in the gut-skin axis in relationship to AD. Changes in the gut microbiome and clinical evidence for the role of nutrition and supplements will be discussed. In particular the clinical evidence for the role of prophylactic and therapeutic use of probiotics will be presented.
22.4.047 Treatment of Hypothyroid and Hyperthyroid Disease in Primary Care
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Autoimmune Disorders, Endocrinology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Susan S. VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Thyroid disease is commonly seen in primary care. Patients with autoimmune thyroid disease can be diagnosed and treated in the primary care setting. This presentation will review the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and referring guidelines for the care of patients with thyroid disease.

22.4.048 Lymphoma Diagnosis: What the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Hematology, Oncology
Speaker(s)
Robin Klebig, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, AOCNP

Lymphoma is the most common hematologic malignancy. As a primary care provider, you will encounter patients who present with symptoms concerning for lymphoma, who are undergoing active treatment, or who have a history of lymphoma. This presentation is geared toward the primary care provider and will give an overview of common lymphoma subtypes, how to evaluate when lymphoma is suspected, what to expect with certain types of lymphoma, what to expect during and after treatment, and how you can help in the care of your patient as a primary care provider. Survivorship issues of lymphoma patients will also be discussed.

22.4.049 Diagnosis & Management of Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN/PMH-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CTMH, CNE, FAANP
Building upon the revised diagnostic framework of the DSM-5, this presentation defines somatic symptom disorders, reducing the focus upon lacking medical explanations for physical symptoms in order to make the diagnosis of “medically unexplained symptoms.” With the renewed goal of increasing patient access to appropriate treatment, symptoms that are substantially more severe than expected in association with distress and impairment are emphasized. The presentation explores conditions with no medical explanation and conditions where there is some underlying pathology but an exaggerated response. These concepts are operationalized to enhance the nurse practitioner’s skill in assessing, diagnosing and managing these challenging disorders in a variety of settings.
22.4.050 Migraine: What Primary Care and Neurological NPs Need to Know
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Neurology
Speaker(s)
Calli Cook (invited)

Description coming soon

22.4.051 Immigrant Worker Health: When Zip Code Matters
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
COVID 19, Diversity Training and Cultural Competence, Health Promotion/Wellness, Occupational Health, Research, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Maria Amaya, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP
Immigrant workers tend to cluster in lower paying seasonal or temporary jobs, which are at higher risk for environmental and occupational exposures, and are typically not represented by workers’ unions. Socioeconomic status, access to health care, and, recently, occupational exposure to COVID-19 mark the burden of health disparities endured by this population. Social determinants of health (SDOH) must be deliberated in the care of this growing worker population. Occupational health nurses will encounter increasing numbers of immigrant workers with high disease burdens and acuity of health care needs. A proper index of suspicion for common health issues such as immunization hesitancy, trafficking and violence, food insecurity, heat stress, and toxic exposures must be keenly upheld. Assessment skills grounded in knowledge about SDOH, awareness of public policy, and the promotion of reduction of workplace risks are needed competencies for advanced practice occupational health nursing.
22.4.052 All That Wheezes is Not Asthma: Pragmatic Approaches to Pediatric Bronchiolitis Diagnosis and Management
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pediatric, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Jennifer Sonney, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAANP
Bronchiolitis is one of the most common lower respiratory tract infections in infants and toddlers, yet diagnosis and management of this condition are highly variable. This presentation will cover the spectrum from presentation, diagnostic evaluation and management, with particular emphasis on the integration of pediatric physiology, pathophysiology, and practice guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on outpatient and non-emergent presentations, though referral and admission criteria will be reviewed. Immunoprophylaxis indications and administration will also be reviewed.
22.4.053 Inflammatory Arthritis: Clinical Pearls for Diagnosis and Treatment
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Autoimmune Disorders, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology, Rheumatology
Speaker(s)
Elizabeth Kirchner, DNP
This presentation will include helpful tips for distinguishing between and treating the major forms of inflammatory arthritis including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, IBD-related arthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis.
22.4.054 Enhancing NP Rural Primary Care Practice Through Postgraduate Programs
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Louise Kaplan (invited)

Description coming soon

22.4.055 Make Your Best First Impression: Leveraging Your CV as Part of Your Professional Portfolio
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s)
Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP, FNP-C, FAAN, FAANP; Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, EdD, MSN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC, FAANP; Patricia F. Pearce, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP

A wise person once said, “you only have one chance to make a first impression.” Your curriculum vitae (CV) reflects who you are and what you bring to the table -- a well-designed CV will create a good first impression. During this session attendees will learn the vital components needed to develop a CV as part of a professional portfolio. The information included in a CV is responsible for leveraging a successful application for a particular position or leadership activity, for example applying for AANP fellowship. Regardless of use, a well-designed, elegant CV sets the stage for how an individual is perceived and judged. There is not one rule or guideline dictating formatting parameters for a CV, although reviewers typically have expectations about organization and content. Anticipating these expectations is the responsibility of the individual developing and designing the CV. Included in this presentation will be discussion using a point and counterpoint process to review options for CV design, including traditional examples and those that are non-traditional. Presenters are highly experienced NPs who have developed and reviewed CVs for a wide range of professional purposes, such as, academic appointments, health policy positions, candidacy for national office or applying for clinical positions. The presentation is relevant for any NP or student, regardless of background or professional setting. NPs who are early or mid-career and NPs from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to participate. The presenters will utilize an inclusive approach to developing a strong professional portfolio.

22.4.071 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 2 Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post Test
Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 3.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Kent D. Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP; Sophia Chu Rodgers, DNP, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC, MBA, FAANP, FCCM; Heather Meissen, DNP, ACNP, FCCM, FAANP; Rodney H. Newman RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Justin Spe

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 22

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 22.2.011 - Lectures - Part 1

Thursday, June 23

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 22.3.051 - Lectures - Part 2

Thursday, June 23

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 22.3.111 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Friday, June 24

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 22.4.071 - 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 $225.00 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. The certificates will be mailed from SCCM.

22.4.075 Attended NP Posters: Group 2
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster

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

22.4.075.01 Collaboration with Advanced Practice Registered Nurse to Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Eleanor Dunlap, CRNP; Suzanna Fitzpatrick, CRNP
22.4.075.01 Collaboration with Advanced Practice Registered Nurse to Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores
22.4.075.02 Exploring Patient-to-provider Communication of Childhood Adversity in Primary Care: A Qualitative Descriptive Study
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Kimberly Strauch, PhD, RN, ANP-BC
22.4.075.02 Exploring Patient-to-provider Communication of Childhood Adversity in Primary Care: A Qualitative Descriptive Study
22.4.075.03 COVID-19 Evaluation & Testing Strategies in a Federally Qualified Health Center
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Shelby Lee Freed, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN
22.4.075.03 COVID-19 Evaluation & Testing Strategies in a Federally Qualified Health Center
22.4.075.04 Mast Cell Disorders: More Common Than We Think
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Vicky Stone-Gale, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP; Sally Weiss, EDD, APRN, FNP-C, CNE, ANEF
22.4.075.04 Mast Cell Disorders: More Common Than We Think
22.4.075.05 Implementing Depression Screening in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure During COVID
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Elizabeth Wilhelm, DNP, FNP-BC
22.4.075.05 Implementing Depression Screening in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure During COVID
22.4.075.06 Combining the Power of Play and Advantages of Outdoor Environments to Promote Young Children’s Learning and Healthy Development During Covid-19
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Michelle Beauchesne, DNSc, RN, CPNP, FAAN, FAANP, FNAP; Patrice Farquharson, EdD
22.4.075.06 Combining the Power of Play and Advantages of Outdoor Environments to Promote Young Children’s Learning and Healthy Development During Covid-19
22.4.075.07 Postoperative Pain and the Opioid Crisis: An Opioid Stewardship QI Initiative in Thoracic Surgery
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
TaCharra Laury, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, AOCNP
22.4.075.07 Postoperative Pain and the Opioid Crisis: An Opioid Stewardship QI Initiative in Thoracic Surgery
22.4.075.08 Depressive Symptoms and Visit-Specific Patient Satisfaction Among Adults Presenting to Primary Care NPs and Physicians
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Lorraine Novosel, PhD, APRN-CNP, AGPCNP-BC
22.4.075.08 Depressive Symptoms and Visit-Specific Patient Satisfaction Among Adults Presenting to Primary Care NPs and Physicians
22.4.075.09 There's No Place Like Home: Supportive Care's Journey to Improving Outcomes for Complex Patients
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Katherine Stahl DNP, AGPCNP-BC; Marie Di Ponio-Hohl, MSN, AGPCNP-BC
22.4.075.09 There's No Place Like Home: Supportive Care's Journey to Improving Outcomes for Complex Patients
22.4.075.10 Managing Coinciding Heart Failure and Liver Disease in Primary Care
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Mary Lauren Pfieffer, DNP, FNP-BC, CPN; Julie Hannah, FNP-C
22.4.075.10 Managing Coinciding Heart Failure and Liver Disease in Primary Care
22.4.075.11 Implementing a Tobacco Treatment Program for Men Experiencing Homelessness Residing in a Congregate Shelter in New York City
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Cheryl Ann Gould, DNP, PMHNP-BC; Parasram Persad, LCSW
22.4.075.11 Implementing a Tobacco Treatment Program for Men Experiencing Homelessness Residing in a Congregate Shelter in New York City
22.4.075.12 The Teleheart "pQRS": Driving Continuous Quality Improvement Through Outcome Interpretation by the Nurse Practitioner Providing Patient Healthcare via Telehealth
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Debbi Lindgren-Clendenen, MN, RN, APRN, CNP, APNP, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP
22.4.075.12 The Teleheart "pQRS": Driving Continuous Quality Improvement Through Outcome Interpretation by the Nurse Practitioner Providing Patient Healthcare via Telehealth
22.4.075.14 Myocarditis and Pericarditis After Vaccine Receipt: More Than COVID Vaccine
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Donna Hoffman, MSN, FNP-C; Ann Morse, MSN, FNP-C
22.4.075.14 Myocarditis and Pericarditis After Vaccine Receipt: More Than COVID Vaccine
22.4.075.15 Emerging Health Threat: Thunderstorm Asthma
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Nancy Banasiak, DNP, PPCNP-BC, APRN
22.4.075.15 Emerging Health Threat: Thunderstorm Asthma
22.4.075.16 Novice Nurse Practitioner Narratives of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Employment Decision and Role Transition Experience
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Asefeh Faraz Covelli, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC; Hilary Barnes, PhD, NP-C, FAANP
22.4.075.16 Novice Nurse Practitioner Narratives of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Employment Decision and Role Transition Experience
22.4.075.17 A Telemedicine Follow Up Program to Improve Glycemic Outcomes for Patients With Uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Jonathan Beatty, DNP, FNP-C
22.4.075.17 A Telemedicine Follow Up Program to Improve Glycemic Outcomes for Patients With Uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes
22.4.075.18 First-Line Acne Treatment: Cost vs Efficacy Analysis
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Michael McNeil, RN
22.4.075.18 First-Line Acne Treatment: Cost vs Efficacy Analysis
22.4.075.19 Implementing Lifestyle Changes in Patients With Vestibular Migraine
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Emily Y Brignola, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
22.4.075.19 Implementing Lifestyle Changes in Patients With Vestibular Migraine
22.4.075.20 Outcomes of Leadership Training for Nurse Practitioners and Other Advanced Practice Providers
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Alexandrea Bartow, MSN, ACNP-BC, MBA; Amy Haller, MBA, MPAS, PA-C
22.4.075.20 Outcomes of Leadership Training for Nurse Practitioners and Other Advanced Practice Providers
22.4.075.21 Cultural Appropriateness of Mental Health Screening and How it Relates to the American Population After Migration
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Anna Jessup, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
22.4.075.21 Cultural Appropriateness of Mental Health Screening and How it Relates to the American Population After Migration
22.4.075.22 The Inpatient Role of the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner on the Postpartum Unit
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Jennifer Sigel, MBA, MSN, WHNP-BC; Gillian W. Fowler, MSN, WHNP-BC
22.4.075.22 The Inpatient Role of the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner on the Postpartum Unit
22.4.075.23 Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Practices to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risks for Women With History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Susan Quelly, PhD, RN, CNE; Jacqueline LaManna, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES
22.4.075.23 Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Practices to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risks for Women With History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
22.4.075.24 Implementation of a Standardized Rounding Tool to Improve the Incidence of Spontaneous Awakening and Breathing Trials in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Billie Lancaster, DNP, AGACNP-BC; Megan M. Shifrin, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP
22.4.075.24 Implementation of a Standardized Rounding Tool to Improve the Incidence of Spontaneous Awakening and Breathing Trials in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
22.4.075.25 Medical Misinformation and Patient Outcomes: An Opportunity for Nurse Practitioners
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Reenu M. Varghese, DNP, APRN, FNP-C; Letha M. Joseph, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC
22.4.075.25 Medical Misinformation and Patient Outcomes: An Opportunity for Nurse Practitioners
22.4.075.26 A Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Michelle Tophkhane, DNP, APRN, FNP-C; Andrea Efre, DNP, APRN, ANP, FNP-C
22.4.075.26 A Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus
22.4.075.27 Psychotropic Medication Use in Older Adults and the Impacts on Quality of Life
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Maggie McCallum, MSN, RN
22.4.075.27 Psychotropic Medication Use in Older Adults and the Impacts on Quality of Life
22.4.075.28 Radiation Proctitis: What the Non-Oncology Clinician Need to Know
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Dorothy Pierce, DNP, NP-C, CRN
22.4.075.28 Radiation Proctitis: What the Non-Oncology Clinician Need to Know
22.4.080 Pediatric Mental Health Screening in Primary Care
Time 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pediatric, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Dawn Garzon, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN
The purpose of this presentation is to provide the primary care provider with an overview of the screening, assessment, diagnosis and management of pediatric mental health conditions. This "hands on" seminar will allow the learner to practice scoring and interpreting mental health assessments available in the public domain. Focus is on anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and identifying children with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
22.4.081 Cardiometabolic Disease for the Primary Care Provider: 2022 Update
Time 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Susan S. VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP; Margaret Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; Lori O'Toole, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

This dynamic seminar will focus on current evidence that defines risk for cardiometabolic disease. We will discuss and apply case studies that illuminate both the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. We will discuss cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia as they intersect in the pathophysiology and disease progression. This lovely presentation will include case study discussion and application for both the primary care provider and the specialist.

22.4.082 Challenges in Reimbursement for NPs Practicing in Acute and Critical Care
Time 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Seminar
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Carrie Miller (invited)

In today’s healthcare environment, correct billing for NP services adds an important dimension to the role. Currently, there are over 200,000 NPs in the U.S; many of these NPs are caring for patients who are acutely and/or critically ill, both in and out of the hospital. Because NPs bill for services provided to this population, their billing practices have gained the attention of regulatory bodies and insurance companies. It is important that NPs are diligent in keeping abreast of regulations developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Using a case study approach, this presentation discusses, not only a review of the regulations related to billing for acute and critical care services, but also the resources needed to ensure that NPs' billing practices are compliant with regulations. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, shared visits, incident to, critical care prolonged services and telehealth. MACRA and how it impacts NP billing will also be explored.

22.4.083 Antimicrobial Update: The Basics and Beyond
Time 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Convenient/Urgent Care, COVID 19, Dermatology, Emergency, Infectious Disease, Mens Health, Pharmacology, Reproductive Health, Transition to Practice, Womens Health, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP
This course is designed to help demystify antimicrobial prescribing in common bacterial infections including acute bacterial sinusitis, urinary tract infection, acute bronchitis, and skin and soft tissue infections, and select sexually transmitted infections. Learn the mechanism of action of the most commonly used antibiotics, how these antibiotics are most effectively prescribed, and how to minimize antimicrobial treatment failure.
22.4.088 Advanced Suturing & Digital Blocks: Mastering the Art of Wound Management!
Time 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Primary Care, Procedures, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Greg Brooks, FNP-BC, DNP

Prerequisite: Participants must have taken a Basic Suturing workshop prior to June 2022, or regularly use basic suturing in practice. If you do not have this experience, please do not register for this workshop as it is not fair to the other participants who have the required background and knowledge.

This workshop will build upon your basic suturing skills and wound assessment. The workshop will address complex wounds, advanced suturing techniques (running simple, buried, half-buried, horizontal and corner stitch), and digital blocks. The first half of the workshop will be in presentation format with the second half of the class incorporating demonstrations and hands-on learning and practice.

22.4.094 Psychopharmacology Review and Update: 2022
Time 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Melinda C. Joyce, Pharm.D., FAPhA, FACHE
Behavioral health issues are more important than ever. This presentation will discuss the myriad of psychopharmacological agents that are currently available, focusing on key indications, contraindications, precautions, adverse effects and use. Newer psychotropic agents and how to best use these agents in practice will be included.
22.4.098 Key Phrases in Spanish for the Busy Nurse Practitioner
Time 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $50.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Business/Professional, Diversity Training and Cultural Competence, Faculty Development/Education, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Tracey Long, PhD, MS, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CCRN, CDE, CNE, COI, CHUC

This 4-hour session for Medical Spanish for health care professionals will help you effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients in basic phrases. Participants will gain a primary understanding of the Spanish language, an overview of Spanish speaking cultures, and an introduction to basic pronunciation, the alphabet, grammar, and vocabulary for conversational Spanish. Participants will be able to verbalize basic Spanish salutations, perform a basic health assessment, and function with conversational medical phrases.

22.4.104 Diversity in Dermatology
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Dermatology, Diversity Training and Cultural Competence, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Margaret Bobonich (invited)

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22.4.105 Urgent Care: When You Think It's Urgent and It's Emergent. Being on Top of Your Game!
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Gerontology, Orthopedic
Speaker(s)
Mary Jo Cerepani, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP, FAEN

The presentation provides various case studies that have been seen in the Urgent Care by the presenter. The cases stress the importance of being on top of your game as a nurse practitioner in an Urgent Care setting. Many people want to go to the Urgent Care because of cost effective treatment but may not be the appropriate place to be treated for their symptoms. The presentation discusses cost, care and the importance of making the right decision for better outcomes.

22.4.106 Safety Concerns on Biologics and Over the Counter Medicine
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Autoimmune Disorders
Speaker(s)
Speaker TBA

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22.4.107 Expanding the Rainbow: Primary Care Needs of the LGBTQIA+ Patient
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Diversity Training and Cultural Competence
Speaker(s)
Vanessa Pomarico-Denino (invited)

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22.4.108 Naval Operational Medicine: How FNPs Perform in Remote Isolated Areas and Enhance Health Care and Operational Readiness
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Health Care
Speaker(s)
CDR Edgar San Luis, MSN, FNP-BC; Melody A. O'Connor, MSN, FNP-C, LCDR, NC, USN

The Navy is critically analyzing and developing changes to medicine to meet the needs in future warfare. Demonstrating FNPs in current remote platforms and the future of operational readiness of the Family Nurse Practitioner, is one that can be leveraged expeditiously and at little cost to the government, while building capacity across global theatres of operation.

22.4.109 NP Entrepreneurship: Leverage Your Opportunities
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Lynn Rapsilber, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP
The climate is ripe for NP Entrepreneurs (NPE) to seize this opportunity to start a business. With the public health emergency (PHE) barriers to practice have been lifted. There is no better time for NPs to start businesses. Many NPs are disenfranchised with the medical model of health care delivery and wish to practice the way we are trained to offer care, holistically. Development of the NP business brain is crucial to the success of any business venture. The NPE must possess a certain skill set to mitigate risk in starting a business. Do you have what it takes? What if you knew your risk potential, would you begin the process of becoming your own boss? This presentation will walk you through the process of risk taking, readiness and review some of the challenges facing NPE business ownership.
22.4.110 Primary Care Management of Atrial Fibrillation
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular
Speaker(s)
Joanne Thanavaro, DNP, AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, DCC, FAANP
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most commonly occurring sustained cardiac arrhythmia. The prevalence 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 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 session will review etiology, clinical presentation and evidence-based diagnosis and management strategies for this common arrhythmia.
22.4.111 Geriatric Dementia
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Neurology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Brandon Alters, ARNP (invited); Monica Peeke, MS, APRN, GNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

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22.4.112 Osteoporosis Management in People with Chronic Kidney Disease
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, Gerontology, Nephrology, Pharmacology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Julie Unk, ANP, DNP

As people age, they often have an increased risk of the silent diseases of osteoporosis and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Altered metabolism associated with kidney disease adversely affects bone health. Early intervention of modifying risk factors becomes essential to preserving bone health and reducing the risk of fractures. Supplemental calcium, vitamin-D and bone antiresorptive or anabolic medication management becomes complicated in people with CKD due to vitamin deficiencies and secondary hyperparathyroidism. Interpretation of chemical parameters, markers of bone turnover and the role of bone biopsy will be discussed. Formulation of treatment plans to reduce the risk of fractures in people with CKD requires a thoughtful process. The optimal patient outcome is fracture risk reduction with appropriate nutritional supplement and medication management as well as nonpharmacologic therapies.

22.4.113 Is the Answer Within? Understanding the Importance of the GUT Microbiome
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Gastroenterology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Kimberly Kearns, MS, APRN, ANP-BC
As our knowledge of the microbiome continues to expand, clinicians are gaining a better understanding of the complex interactions of the microbiome and the direct effect on disease and restoration of health. This one-hour lecture will begin by introducing the intricate role of the microbiome and how alterations of the microbiome have been associated with many common clinical conditions. As advanced practice providers we must be able to recognize specific therapies that are directed toward restoring and maintaining a healthy microbiome. This lecture will review both pharmacological (antibiotics and prebiotics) and non-pharmacological treatments that have clinical evidence to support a direct effect on the microbiome. In conclusion, we will review future research regarding the ever-evolving topic of the magnificent microbiome.
22.4.114 The Art & Science of Prescribing Anti-obesity Medications
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Obesity/Weight Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA

Obesity is a chronic, progressive, relapsing disease that is treatable. Effective treatment improves outcomes by preventing, reducing or resolving complications, and improving quality of life. Pharmacotherapy is one of the four pillars of comprehensive obesity treatment and may increase adherence to the other three pillars of nutritional therapy, physical activity and behavior modification. When skillfully prescribed, anti-obesity medications can be used safely and effectively. Using a seven-step process, participants will learn how to select, initiate, titrate and monitor the FDA approved anti-obesity medications using evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Tips and strategies for personalized medication selection based on complications, co-morbid conditions, symptoms, patient preference, cost and insurance coverage will be provided. Case studies will be utilized to reinforce and apply learning.

22.4.115 The Neurological Exam Made Simple: What’s Nerves Got to do With It?
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, COVID 19, Emergency, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Integrative Health, Neurology
Speaker(s)
Kristen Telfor, MS, FNP-C
Many providers are intimidated by the complexity of the neurological exam. I regularly receive questions on how to interpret abnormal findings from the neurological evaluation. Further, with our aging population and significant provider shortage, we will soon start seeing more complex cases. Appropriate identification of abnormalities will not only save time and money, but could literally be lifesaving. My main objective with this lecture is to enhance providers confidence in performing neurological examinations in a more practical, easily replicable, and relatively quick way. This can boost a provider’s confidence in ordering appropriate diagnostic testing and formulating a treatment plan. Numerous examples of abnormal findings and case studies which are encountered frequently will be given. Further, I would like to highlight findings which may require urgent evaluation. I will also share videos and provide hands-on learning. The more practitioners become proficient in performing neurological examinations, the better care we can provide.
22.4.116 Beyond the Prescription Pad: Integrated Therapy for Pain Management
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health, Pain Management
Speaker(s)
Speaker TBA

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22.4.117 Common Running Injuries
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Orthopedic
Speaker(s)
John Barrett, DNP
Learn about the clinical presentation, diagnosis, management, and prevention of common running injuries including patella femoral pain, plantar fasciitis, Illiotibial band syndrome, piriformis syndrome, medial tibial stress syndrome and tibial stress fractures, and more. After this presentation you’ll also understand common training methodologies and the impact of overuse and under-recovery on performance.
22.4.118 Million Hearts 2027 and Calls to Actions for Nurse Practitioners in Improving Cardiovascular Health
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular
Speaker(s)
Judy Hannan, RN, MPH
Million Hearts is a national initiative, co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), with a goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes in 5 years.  This presentation will discuss the various strategies that Million Hearts® recommends for each priority area to improve cardiovascular health and the critical roles for Nurse Practitioners.
22.4.126 Immunization Update 2022: What the NP Needs to Know
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Allergy/Immunology, Business/Professional, Convenient/Urgent Care, COVID 19, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Occupational Health, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Audrey M. Stevenson PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC
Vaccines continue to be the one of the best preventative measures in protecting against vaccine-preventable diseases and certain cancers. This presentation will provide you the latest updates to vaccine recommendations. New vaccines and latest recommendations will be reviewed as well as latest vaccines on the horizon and strategies for increasing vaccine uptake across the lifespan.
22.4.127 Best Practices in Migraine Management
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Emergency, Neurology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Wendy L. Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP
Migraines affect approximately 13% of the population. They are associated with significant pain, suffering and disability. This lecture will provide the learner with the latest recommendations and guidelines regarding the management of patients with migraine and chronic migraine.
22.4.128 Less is More: Deprescribing in Geriatrics
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Palliative/End-of-Life, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
JoAnn Franklin, FNP, GNP, DNP, FAANP
Nurse practitioners will see a significant increase in the number of geriatric patients because of the vast amount of Baby Boomers turning 65 years old during the next decade. Knowledge of the changes in the aging process allows one to assess an individual need for medications based on comorbidity guidelines, life goals and health status. Principles provided can guide NPs to evaluate geriatric patients with age- related changes when prescribing. Discussion of problems related to prescribing medications, barriers to reducing medications, assessing functional abilities of geriatric patients will allow evaluations to determine appropriate treatment. The physiological and cognitive changes that occur in this population should promote a focus on reductions based on health status and personal goals. Specific high-risk medications and their impact on older patients will be discussed. A review of high-risk medications used routinely in Dementia that are dangerous and inappropriate should be eliminated to reduce morbidity and mortality. Providing tools to make the best individual plans will be shared. Explanation to coordinate and improve management and monitoring of prescription drugs to reduce risk of polypharmacy and adverse events for patients will be shared. Actual case study will demonstrate a method of reduction that uses these principles.
22.4.129 Essential Genetics: Viral Mutations and Implications for Practice
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Allergy/Immunology, COVID 19, Genetics/Genomics, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Diane Seibert, PHD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN; Kenneth Wysocki, PhD, FNP, FAANP

We all harbor viruses and virtually everyone has recovered from a viral infection. Despite effective vaccines and treatments for other viral diseases (measles, hepatitis, HIV, rhinoviruses, influenza, polio, sepsis, TB, and viral pneumonia) the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic revealed that even with genomic tools, it is still difficult to develop effective mitigation approaches when a virus is traveling so quickly from person to person. COVID-19 provided a ringside seat so the world could watch scientists race against the clock to learn about, understand and defeat this novel virus. This lecture provides an overview of how genomics was used from the very first reported case in Wuhan, China, to the development of bedside testing kits, vaccines, and understanding the genetic association with increased risk for severe illness. The speakers will discuss up to date pharmacology driven BY the genomic science of COVID.

22.4.130 Acting with Urgency: Leadership in a Post-Pandemic Era
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
COVID 19, Leadership, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN/PMH-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CTMH, CNE, FAANP
In the chaos created by a confluence of social, political and scientific factors, healthcare providers have a tendency to become complacent or to act with a sense of false urgency. These are not conducive actions to promote health of patients and communities. Nurse practitioners need to learn and refine skills to act with true urgency in order to be effective and resilient in the current social health climate.
22.4.131 Evaluating Coronary Risk: Appropriate Use of Cardiac Test Modalities
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular
Speaker(s)
Edward Briggs (invited)

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22.4.132 Metabolic Syndrome in Males: Diagnosis and Management
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Mens Health
Speaker(s)
Ryan Mallo (invited)

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22.4.133 Environmental Health
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Occupational Health
Speaker(s)
Carol Lindsey (invited); Cara Cook (invited)

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22.4.134 Lynch Syndrome: Genetics, Advances and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Convenient/Urgent Care, Gastroenterology, Genetics/Genomics, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Obesity/Weight Management, Oncology
Speaker(s)
Mary Anne Dumas, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP
Lynch Syndrome is the most common of hereditary colorectal cancer (CRC). Heredity colorectal cancer has been historically known as familial hereditary colon cancer syndrome, hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC), and is currently known as Lynch Syndrome. Scientific advances have identified four genes, MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 and PMS2 which have the potential to have DNA mismatches that can predispose an individual to colorectal cancer. NPs are the first line of defense in promoting health and preventing diseases, particularly cancer. Identifying individuals at risk for Lynch Syndrome can provide early diagnosis, treatment and an optimal prognosis.
22.4.135 How Does Nutrition and Lifestyle Behaviors Enhance Immunity?
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health, Obesity/Weight Management
Speaker(s)
Loureen Downes, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

It is well-established that the immune response and inflammation are a complex interplay of physiological factors that affect how we respond to infections and diseases. Conversely, lifestyle behaviors' impact on immunity is often overlooked. This presentation discusses the influence of six healthy lifestyle behaviors as a component of a well-functioning immune system, essential for good health, particularly needed during acute respiratory illnesses such as influenza and pneumonia. Additionally, individuals with lifestyle-related chronic diseases are more likely to develop severe complications from acute respiratory infections when the immune system is not functioning optimally. To optimize immunity, pragmatic recommendations to adopt healthy eating habits are highlighted. Also, this presentation includes strategies to stress less, move often, avoid alcohol, rest more, and treat tobacco abuse for improved immunity and wellbeing.

22.4.136 Treating Pain in Individuals with Serious Illness and Substance Use Disorder
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Pain Management, Palliative/End-of-Life
Speaker(s)
Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, FPCN, FAANP

Individuals with serious illness, pain and substance use disorder face challenges related not only to their serious illness but may also face stigma related to their substance use disorder. Clinicians should possess the skills to effectively and safely treat pain in these individuals and be knowledgeable about harm-reduction strategies. Case based discussions will be utilized to discuss treatment of acute and chronic pain and pain at the end of life in individuals with substance use disorder.

22.4.137 Health Care Artificial Intelligence: Promise, Potential and Problems for Patient Care
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Adolescent Health, Allergy/Immunology, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Business/Professional, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Convenient/Urgent Care, COVID 19, Dermatology, Domestic Violence, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health/Transgender, Mens Health, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Neurology, Occupational Health, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic, Pain Management, Pediatric, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Radiology, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Sleep Disorder, Telehealth/Technology, Urology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Susan Conaty-Buck, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

This presentation explains how NPs can use Artificial intelligence (AI) to improve their workflow and deliver better patient care. AI is defined as “the capability of a machine to imitate human intelligence," and it is being used for NPs to provide personalized medicine, increase treatment accuracy, perform early risk recognition and illness reduction, and decrease data overload. AI has been lauded as the solution to provide quality care despite the decreasing numbers of clinicians caring for larger numbers of patients living longer with more complex illnesses. This talk will present AI technologies NPs are now seeing to improve care. The presentation will outline AI technologies such as use of data analytics to expand care for those underserved populations, use of natural language processing to reduce EHR burden, investigation of brain computer interfaces, personalizing antibiotics to decrease resistance, modeling new drug development, using intelligent medical devices and machines, understanding patient wearables for health monitoring, and use of the smart phone as a diagnostic tool. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the ethical use of AI and the need to ensure there is respect for the machine’s output and the patient’s input to deliver truly intelligent care.

22.4.138 Teratogenic Agents: In Preconception and Early Prenatal Care
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Reproductive Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Ramaswamy Padmavathy (invited); Daisy Mullassery (invited)

Description coming soon

22.4.139 Management of Common Nonmalignant Pain Syndromes
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Orthopedic, Pain Management
Speaker(s)
Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, PMGT-RN, ANP-BC; Heather J. Jackson, PhD, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP
Diagnosis and management of chronic pain can be an overwhelming endeavor, especially in a busy primary care practice. This lecture will provide the audience with diagnosis pearls, and evidence-based treatments to provide multimodal care to a few of the most common, nonmalignant chronic pain diagnoses seen in primary care.
22.4.140 The Ketamine "Miracle": Understanding the Glutaminergic System and Advances in Treatment of Depression and Anxiety Disorders
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Many limitations exist in analyzing the science around treatment resistant depression and anxiety disorders. A number of elements, such as accurate diagnosis, are key in effective treatment, but most important are the advances in understanding new neurobiology. Glutamate pathways and the interaction with other neuro-messengers reveals new understandings and potential therapies. This presentation reviews the research and underpinnings of advances in treatment resistant depression, outlines available glutaminergic treatments such as ketamine and esketamine, and potential interventions of the future.
22.4.141 Bias and Stigma: Lived Experience of Patients with Obesity
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Friday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Health Promotion/Wellness, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Mens Health, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Obesity/Weight Management, Orthopedic, Pediatric, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Telehealth/Technology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP; Joseph Nadglowski, Jr.

So many patients have experienced such bias and stigma in the healthcare settings that we must be able to understand this lived experience. This presentation will discuss how bias and stigma impacts our patients with obesity from the lived experience of two patients, one who has made his life's work about advocating for people with obesity and the other an NP living with obesity. The current research to more fully understand the patient perspective will be reviewed as well as the research that demonstrates our own possible bias related to patients with obesity.


Saturday, June 25
22.5.010 Psychedelics in Healthcare: An Overview of Psychedelics as Medicine
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Business/Professional, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Faculty Development/Education, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Pain Management, Palliative/End-of-Life
Speaker(s)
Carlton (C.J.) Spotswood, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Psychedelics have been mentioned more frequently in recent years and there is a good chance your patients may have already started asking questions. Often only thought of for their treatment of various mental health conditions, psychedelic research has shown promise for treatment for chronic pain, substance use disorders, neurological conditions, and end of life/palliative care.
22.5.011 Not Everything is a Spider Bite: Assessment and Diagnosis of Allergic & Irritant Contact Dermatitis
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Allergy/Immunology, Convenient/Urgent Care, Dermatology, Emergency, Genetics/Genomics, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Integrative Health, Mens Health, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Leigh Ann Pansch, MSN, FNP-BC, DCNP

This presentation will discuss morphology, presentation and treatment guidelines for ICD/ACD.

22.5.012 Atypical Wounds
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Laurie L. McNichol MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN (to be invited)
Description coming soon
22.5.013 2022 Update on Chronic Heart Failure for Nurse Practitioners
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Leslie L Davis, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FACC, FAHA, FPCNA

The talk will discuss the latest guidelines for treating adults with chronic heart failure (HF) 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, including when to refer to a HF specialist.

22.5.014 Mentorship Matters: New FNP Meets Senior FNP
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Leadership, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care
Speaker(s)
CDR Rachel Newnam (invited); CDR Robyn White, DNP, FNP-BC (invited)

The aim of this presentation is to engage the listener in a discussion regarding the role of mentorship as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Specifically targeting the transition period of a new graduate into the role as a sole, individual licensed provider. A formal mentoring program helps link knowledgeable, experienced participations and provides a framework to help improve organization commitment through job satisfaction communication and trust ultimately enhancing retention and improving performance and productivity.

22.5.015 Considerations of Aging From Head to Toe
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Brandon Alters, ARNP (invited); Melinda Alvear, DNP, APRN (invited)

Description coming soon

22.5.016 New Graduate Corner -- Insulin Basics in Type 2 Diabetes: When to Start and How!
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Shannon Idzik, DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
This beginner level course is aimed at increasing knowledge of insulin dosing, initiation and titration. Current guidelines and individualized patient management will be discussed. Barriers to insulin therapy and strategies to improve patient adherence will be covered using a case study approach.
22.5.017 A Real World Approach to Treating Obesity in Primary Care
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Obesity/Weight Management
Speaker(s)
Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA

Obesity is a chronic, progressive, relapsing disease. If left untreated, it worsens and leads to serious complications such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis and cancer. Given the consequences, it needs to be treated early and with the same intensity that other serious conditions are given. NPs in primary care settings encounter patients with obesity on a daily basis. Given the complexity of obesity, and the complications that need to be managed, many primary care NPs are unsure about where to begin. Utilizing a case study approach, participants will learn how to diagnose obesity and initiate treatment. The components of comprehensive treatment will be reviewed and incorporated into the case studies. Participants will learn about what can be accomplished in primary care settings given the inherent time limitations, as well as how and when to make appropriate referrals.

22.5.018 Genomics 2022: What’s New in Genomic Applications of Health
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Allergy/Immunology, COVID 19, Genetics/Genomics, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Diane Seibert, PHD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN; Kenneth Wysocki, PhD, FNP, FAANP

As the number of patients using direct to consumer genetic testing services increases and the number of genetic testing guidelines expands, providers are increasingly likely to be asked to interpret genetic test results for a wide range of conditions including carrier testing, disease risk, therapy decisions, family planning, and help patients understand other health traits. Questions that the clinician faces is when to perform a genomics test, what test to choose from, how to order this, how will insurance cover this expense, how to interpret test results, and who to turn to next to manage the genomic results (including finding a genomics counselor), what is liquid biopsy, what is happening in genomic manipulation/editing, sequencing and pharmacogenomics. Our goal is to help participants sort through the evidence, tests and guidelines, and rapidly locate credible resources such as genetic testing labs, genetic counselors when needed.

22.5.019 Dizziness and Vertigo: Diagnosis and Treatment Options
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Emergency, Neurology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Wendy L. Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP
Patients presenting with dizziness or vertigo require a comprehensive history and physical examination. Nurse practitioners must be skilled after differentiating potential etiologies including High Frequency Sensorineural Hearing Loss, BPV, Basilar Migraines as well as central nervous system and cardiac etiology. This lecture will provide the clinician with diagnostic and treatment options for these patients.
22.5.020 Occupational Safety: Regulations and Surveillance
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Occupational Health, Telehealth/Technology
Speaker(s)
Maria C. Lanzi, MS, MPH, ANP-BC, COHN-S

This presentation will focus on key regulations and requirements that guide basic workplace safety. It will identify the components of surveillance programs referenced by the specific regulations. It will explore the clinician's role in identifying occupational risks, maintaining a safe working environment and advising executive leadership.

22.5.021 Being Prepared for Professional Opportunities: Developing a Slick CV
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Mary Anne Dumas, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP
Professional opportunities often arise from relationships and networks established through professional organizations and/or workgroups. NPs need to be prepared to respond promptly. Delays in responding can result in missed opportunities. Developing a CV that is, "Slick" and frequently updated, will be a professional asset. This presentation will discuss the elements needed to construct a versatile, non-academic "Slick CV" that is visually appealing, and invites the reader to learn about the person seeking the opportunity which the CV was submitted.
22.5.022 Evidence Based Guidelines to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical Spine Disorders
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Orthopedic, Pain Management, Pediatric
Speaker(s)
Robert Metzger, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
This presentation will provide the attendee with the etiology, physiology, and H&P information needed to diagnose cervical spine disorders. Radiological information will be reviewed. Both non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments will be discussed.
22.5.023 Primary Care ENT Management Protocols for Pediatrics (can change the title if need be)
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Otolaryngology
Speaker(s)
Laurie Newton (invited)
Description coming soon
22.5.024 Treating Pain in Individuals on Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Pain Management
Speaker(s)
Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, FPCN, FAANP

The most effective treatments for individuals with opioid use disorder is agonist or antagonist therapy with the FDA approved medications buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone. Clinicians may face challenges treating acute or chronic pain in individuals receiving medications for opioid use disorder and individuals may experience stigma related to their substance use. Case based discussions will be utilized to describe methods for treating acute and chronic pain for individuals treated with medications for opioid use disorder.

22.5.025 Utilization of Nurse Practitioners in a Tertiary Academic Radiation Oncology Center
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Oncology, Radiology
Speaker(s)
Tamara Dickinson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, CURN, CCCN

Historically radiation oncology has not utilized nurse practitioners. Recently their has been more interest in the field. Our large state of the art radiation therapy program has grown to over 10 advanced practice providers and representing all disease teams. This session will discuss the growth of this program along with it's successes and struggles as well as development of a successful independent practice within the department.

22.5.032 PAP Management for OSA: Technology and Trouble-shooting
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Neurology, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Telehealth/Technology
Speaker(s)
Julie Dahl (invited)
Description coming soon
22.5.033 Child/Adolescent Mental Health Seminar: Implement Effective Evidence-Based Brief Interventions into Your Practice
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Business/Professional, Pediatric, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Pamela Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP; Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

The mental health needs of children, adolescents and families are great. There is often a long wait list for specialty child psychiatry initial referral appointments. This interactive seminar will provide a toolkit for healthcare professionals to take back to their practice to address the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and families even within the time constraints of brief visits in busy practices. Valid and reliable screening tools for common mental health concerns in children and teens will be identified and the presenters will review current evidence-based assessment and management guidelines for child and adolescent psychiatric symptoms. The presenters have developed a set of evidence-based brief Mental Health interventions for 20-30-minute visits and will demonstrate how to implement these into practice. We will share the worksheets we keep in the clinic to promote Mental Health in children and adolescents of different ages and demonstrate how we use the worksheets to introduce MH concepts and schedule follow up visits to continue to monitor, assess and support that child or teen – even as referrals are made to specialty psychiatric services. Parent and patient education handouts that provide a variety of resources for children, teens, and parents/caregivers will also be identified.

22.5.034 Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests: A Case-Based Approach
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Allergy/Immunology, Cardiovascular, Primary Care, Procedures, Radiology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Susan Corbridge, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FCCP, FAAN; Lori Wilken, PharmD, BCACP, AE-C, NCTTP

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 seminar will focus on the three components of PFTs:  spirometry, lung volumes and diffusing capacity. We will utilize real patient case scenarios and PFTs to provide the attendees with the knowledge needed for utilizing these tests to improve diagnosis and management in patient care.

22.5.035 The Routine and Challenging GYN Exam: Everything You're Itching to Know
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
During this interactive session, attendees will learn various approaches to improve their Gyn exam skills, focusing on challenges. Attendees will learn to Identify various normal and abnormal GYN exam findings. Attendees will also learn about a range of approaches for managing pelvic exam challenges & special populations.
22.5.036 Chest Imaging: It's Not All Black and White
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Autoimmune Disorders, Convenient/Urgent Care, COVID 19, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Radiology, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Rheumatology
Speaker(s)
Susan Collazo, APRN-CNP

Chest imaging is essential in numerous APP practices. This presentation will review chest imaging beginning with a review of chest xrays then expanding to review Chest CT scan. Throughout the presentation,  actual patient case studies and intraoperative pictures will be utilized to allow the provider to expand their comprehension and apply to their practices.   Included in this presentation, will be a review of common radiographic findings with Covid-19.

22.5.037 Item Writing for Nurse Practitioner Certification Examinations
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Diane Tyler, PhD, RN, CAE, FNP, FAAN, FAANP; Lorna L. Schumann, PhD, FNP-C, ACNP-BC, ACNS-BC, ENP-C, FAAN, FAANP; Kevin Letz, DNP, MBA, RN, CNE, FNP-C, ANP-BC, PCPNP-BC, FAANP

Participants will learn about the process of developing national examinations for NP certification. Principles and components of writing test items are a major focus of the presentation. Small groups will work together to review and write test items that meet exam specifications.

22.5.042 Basic Suturing: Sew Inclined
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Aesthetic/Cosmetic Treatment, Dermatology, Emergency, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Orthopedic, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Procedures, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Cynthia Durham, RN, MSN, ANPC, RNFA
This workshop 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, perform a simple interrupted, vertical mattress and, if the class is suitably skilled, a running subcuticular closure. Skin model boards, instruments and suture materials are utilized for each student’s practice both in the classroom and available to take home. Repeat of 22.2.111
22.5.046 Evaluating the 12-lead ECG: Concepts for Interpretation of Acute and Chronic Changes with Case Study Analysis
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 3.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Sally K. Miller, PhD, APRN, AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Prerequisite: Proficiency in rhythm assessment is essential. The 12-lead electrocardiogram is one tool available to the advanced practice registered nurse that contributes to assessment and diagnosis of acute and chronic cardiac disease. This program, designed for clinicians across the spectrum of primary and acute care, begins with the presentation of core concepts in 12-lead ECG interpretation including analysis of rate, rhythm, intervals, axis, and morphology with assessment of complex wave forms. The program culminates with the critical application of all concepts in select case study presentations. Repeated in 22.6.035.
22.5.050 Intermediate Medical Spanish for Health Care Professionals
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $50.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Business/Professional, Diversity Training and Cultural Competence, Faculty Development/Education, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Tracey Long, PhD, MS, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CCRN, CDE, CNE, COI, CHUC

Prerequisite: Participants must have studied Spanish at least 2 years or regularly use it in practice and/or the office. If you do not have this experience, please register for the Key Phrases in Spanish for the Busy NP (22.4.098).

This 4-hour session for Medical Spanish for health care professionals will help you effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients with key phrases. Participants will be able to verbalize basic Spanish salutations, perform a basic health assessment, physical exam, explain diagnostic tests and treatment options for Spanish speaking patients.

22.5.056 Skin Cancer: Not as Easy as ABCDE!
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Dermatology, Gerontology, Oncology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Veronica Richardson, MSN, ANP-BC, DCNP; Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP-C, DCNP, FAANP

Many providers are confident in their ability to identify obvious cutaneous malignancies, however it is critical for the provider to be able to enhance their knowledge and ability to identify warning signs of rare cutaneous malignancies. Given their high risk of morbidity and mortality, prompt diagnosis and referral are critical to patient care. This lecture will provide the attendee with a case based approached to identification, diagnosis and management of common and rare cutaneous malignancies.

22.5.057 Myths, Truths & Realities of Tick-borne Diseases: 2022 Update
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Infectious Disease
Speaker(s)
Vanessa Pomarico-Denino (invited)

Description coming soon

22.5.058 Show Me the Money: Building Documentation and Coding Confidence
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Telehealth/Technology
Speaker(s)
Alycia Bischo, DNP, CRNP, PNP-BC

With the new Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding guidelines instituted by CMS in 2021, payment is now based on medical decision-making and time. It is essential that Advance Practice Providers are knowledgeable of these changes and have the skills to document patient visits in a manner that optimizes reimbursement. This presentation will explain the recent E/M documentation and coding changes and review the needed elements to code for the different reimbursement levels. It will give practical examples on how to document to maximize reimbursement.

22.5.060 Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks in the ED: Don't Let Your Patients Suffer
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Pain Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Ronald Ray, DNAP, CRNA, FNP-C, ENP-C
Are you still doing procedural sedation for fractures and dislocations? Opioids for analgesia? Learn about the various peripheral nerve blocks that are easily performed in the ED and are a huge benefit for patients. We will discuss interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, PENG, Erector Spinae Plane, Popliteal, Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block and more. The presentation includes a local anesthetic discussion.
22.5.061 Update on Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention in Men and Women
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, Mens Health, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP
This presentation will provide information regarding the identification of women and men with a diagnosis of osteoporosis and increased fracture risk based on bone densitometry T-scores or because of a high 10-year fracture risk by the FRAX calculation tool. The presentation will address patient selection for screening, lab testing after diagnosis of osteoporosis, and non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions. There will be a discussion regarding choosing appropriate initial pharmacologic therapy for patients whether they are at high or very high risk for fracture based on T-scores, FRAX 10-year risk percentage and history of previous hip or vertebral fracture. Risks and benefits of osteoporosis medications will be discussed and the role of sequencing in patients with very high fracture risk. Current controversies will be addressed including long-term use of bisphosphonates, adverse events including osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) and atypical subtrocanteric femur fractures and drug holidays. New concerns about discontinuation of rank ligand inhibitors and the rapid increase in vertebral fractures will be discussed. Treatment of patients at high risk due to therapy such as aromatase inhibitors and androgen deprivation therapy will be presented. Case studies will be used to provide real clinical scenarios aiding in proper management and follow-up.
22.5.062 Pharmacogenomics & Precision Medicine for Mental Healthcare
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Genetics/Genomics, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN/PMH-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CTMH, CNE, FAANP

Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs. This science has given rise to the practice of “precision medicine,” which combines pharmacology (the study of medication) and genomics (the study of genes and their functions) to help prescribers make more personalized medication choices. These include which medications to prescribe to different individuals and what doses will have the best effects. This presentation integrates concepts of neurobiology and neuropathology with genetics and genomics to produce new models for diagnosis and personalized treatment for commonly recurring mental health problems. The results of the GUIDED study are presented to highlight the efficacy of this approach.

22.5.063 A Prescription: Transitioning the Novice BSN to DNP into NP Leaders
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Diversity Training and Cultural Competence, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Vicki Brooks, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
New graduates from a Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Nurse Practice (BSN to DNP) nurse practitioner programs have a conflicting role responsibility as a novice nurse practitioner (NP) who is expected to be a DNP nurse leader in promoting improved delivery of care, influencing health care advocacy and policy, and leading interprofessional teams in complex health care systems. New NP graduates may feel inadequate as a DNP leader when they are just learning how to function as an advanced practice clinician. The first few years of employment after graduation can be stressful for the novice NP who is expected to function as a DNP leader. This presentation focuses on action items to guide the role transition as a new NP clinician and DNP leader. It also provides the novice DNP prepared NP with strategies for empowerment with assisting in the role transition.
22.5.064 Virtual Education and Healthcare for Homeless Individuals During COVID-19
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Linda Washington-Brown, PhD, EJD, APRN-C, PNP, ANP, FNP, FFANP, FAAN

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22.5.065 Meeting the Challenges of Pediatric Behavioral Health Emergencies
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Emergency, Pediatric, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Kathleen S. Jordan, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, SANE-P, SAEN, FAANP

There has been a dramatic increase in the incidence and prevalence of pediatric patients with behavioral health conditions over the past decade. This has been further intensified by the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic. It is imperative that advanced practice providers in all practice settings have the knowledge and skill set to provide high-quality, safe, and effective evaluation and management of this patient population as this situation is currently in a state of crisis. The focus of this presentation is to provide information that will guide the advanced practice provider through the clinical decision-making process and application of trauma-informed strategies. An evidence-based trauma informed approach to conducting the essential components of a patient centered interview, including collateral information and ancillary studies will be included. A discussion of pearls and pitfalls in the identification and management of a medical emergency versus a behavioral health emergency in children and adolescents will also be included. Through a case-study approach the final component of this presentation will be a discussion of the recognition and acute management of the most common pediatric behavioral health conditions including depression, suicidality, aggression, and disorganized thought process.

22.5.066 Rheumatologic Laboratory and Co-morbidity Review
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatology
Speaker(s)
Susan Chrostowski, DNP, ANP-C
For this presentation the speaker will provide a review of the most common rheumatology related laboratory assessments. There will be a discussion of the significance of auto-antibodies associated with various rheumatology conditions and how these findings should be interpreted. In addition, the presentation will provide an overview of comorbid conditions that present a concern for rheumatology patients and appropriate considerations for management of these conditions.
22.5.067 Using Simulation to Mitigate the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Domestic Violence, Faculty Development/Education, Health Promotion/Wellness, Human Trafficking, Integrative Health, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Ruth A. Woroch, DNP, FNP-BC, CHSE; Mary McNamara, DNP, APRN, CNP
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious public health threat in the United States, affecting millions of individuals and families. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing recommends that nursing programs, both baccalaureate, and graduate, provide students with didactic training and clinical experience in the assessment and management of IPV. We developed and integrated a patient simulation scenario into our Psychiatric Mental Health (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) curriculum. Compared with pretest scores, students demonstrated improved confidence in screening for IPV as well as responding to a disclosure of IPV. Simulation provides a method to enhance student knowledge of incidence, risk, and best concerning the screening, assessment, and management of IPV. As IPV is more prevalent than diabetes in our society, it is important that providers can knowledgably yet gently ask patients about their injuries and provide resources, such as a safety plan, to those in need. Participants learned the value of collaboration and the integration of behavioral health in the primary care setting. This session provides the opportunity to learn clinical pearls about identifying and mitigating the impact of IPV, not only for NP students but for practicing APRNs.
22.5.068 New and Re-emerging Sexually Transmitted Infections: How Do You Manage?
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology, Reproductive Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Daisy Mullassery, DrNP, APRN- CNP, WHNP-BC; Padmavathy Ramaswamy, PhD, MPH, RN, FNP-C

The CDC estimates that about 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur in the United States every year.  While bacterial STIs showed a decline in the 80s and 90s, a reemergence and steady increase of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis is being observed in the past decade. Some of these illnesses can affect the unborn as well, challenging the healthcare community to have novel approaches in management. Additionally, there are new pathogens such as Zika virus, Mycoplasma, and Ebola virus posing risk of infection. Identification of epidemiological factors and vulnerable population is very important for effective control of these illnesses. New and tried strategies on prevention and containment are vital in combating this new epidemic. Improved awareness on increasing drug resistance, changing treatment modalities, and CDC recommendations for management of these diseases seem to be the most important factors in effectively containing this healthcare issue. This presentation will cover the guidelines for prevention, and management of these STIs.

22.5.069 Gun Violence: Challenges and Opportunities. The Impact of Gun Violence Without the Politics
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Domestic Violence, Emergency, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Kimberly Broughton-Miller, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-C, FAANP; Jodi Wojcik, DNP, APRN, ANP-C

Research shows that violence has a significant and lasting impact on mental and physical wellbeing. Gun violence is a serious threat to the health of many communities in the United States. Statistics show that 318 people are directly involved in gun-related violence every day, and the numbers grow substantially when family and friends are added to these totals. Looking beyond the political point of view, this lecture will discuss the history of gun violence in the United States and globally, current data on gun violence, and structural violence's influence on population health related to gun violence. The increase in interpersonal violence experienced during the Covid 19 pandemic will be explored and its correlation to healthcare disparities in the population. The lecture will also investigate some of the challenges faced by the healthcare community as it strives to improve the health and wellbeing of communities affected by gun violence.

22.5.070 Deprescribing and Reducing Polypharmacy
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Palliative/End-of-Life, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Lisa C. Bayhi, APRN, DNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC

The number of Americans with some combination of disease, chronic illness, functional limitation, cognitive disability and/or frailty is becoming more prevalent. Management of chronic disease coupled with individualized patient-centered care goals is paramount in the reduction of hospitalizations and emergency department visits in communities. Numerous comorbidities may result in prescribing multiple medications. For the nurse practitioner (NP) an integrated preventive approach to disease management principles and individualized care goals of patients and families is essential. This shared decision-making establishes the basis for optimization of medication management to reach patient’s goals of care. By attending this presentation NPs can conquer polypharmacy, reduce rehospitalizations, emergency room visits and enhance the lives of their communities. This presentation will explore pharmaceutical clinical guidelines and how best to optimize their effectiveness. Challenges and opportunities to address polypharmacy with the goal of deprescribing will be discussed with the goal to enhance the lives of adults.

22.5.071 Parasomnias: Disruptors of the Night
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Sleep Disorder
Speaker(s)
Nanette Alexander, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP

Parasomnias are unpleasant or undesirable behaviors that happen during sleep. It is difficult to estimate the number or frequency of these behaviors as many are mild and non-intrusive and therefore not reported. There are primary parasomnias which can occur both in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep as well as non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREM), and secondary parasomnias which are usually classified by organ system involvement (Principals and Practices of Sleep Medicine). This presentation will review the diagnostic criteria, causes and treatment of parasomnias.

22.5.075 Attended NP Posters: Group 3
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
CE Hours 1.25

Attended NP Invited Posters: Group 3: Posters exhibit for Saturday only

22.5.075.01 Nurse Practitioner Led Education for Hospice and Palliative Care in a Mobile Integrated Healthcare-community Paramedic program
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Suzanna Fitzpatrick, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC; Sarah Somers, FNP-BC
22.5.075.01 Nurse Practitioner Led Education for Hospice and Palliative Care in a Mobile Integrated Healthcare-community Paramedic program
22.5.075.02 Prevalence of Diabetes Distress Among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Vanessa Hedge, MSN, CPNP-AC
22.5.075.02 Prevalence of Diabetes Distress Among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
22.5.075.03 Global Signature Recognition for Nurse Practitioners in California
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Theresa Brown, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP
22.5.075.03 Global Signature Recognition for Nurse Practitioners in California
22.5.075.04 Implementation and Evaluation of a Video Intervention to Increase Adherence in a Rural Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Holly Yahyawi, DNP, AGACNP-BC
22.5.075.04 Implementation and Evaluation of a Video Intervention to Increase Adherence in a Rural Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
22.5.075.05 HPV Vaccination in the High Risk Adult
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Angela Doocey, MBA, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, CCM
22.5.075.05 HPV Vaccination in the High Risk Adult
22.5.075.06 Maternal Infant Care: Improving Fourth Trimester Support. A Babywearing Pilot Program
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Linda Specht- Hoven, DNP, APRN, NP-C, LCCE, CLC
22.5.075.06 Maternal Infant Care: Improving Fourth Trimester Support. A Babywearing Pilot Program
22.5.075.07 Improving Heart Failure Outcomes in an Ambulatory Cardiology Practice
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Sara Bashyam, ARNP, DNP
22.5.075.07 Improving Heart Failure Outcomes in an Ambulatory Cardiology Practice
22.5.075.08 Partnering with HBCUs to Improve Advanced Practice Nursing Workforce Diversity
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Ragan Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE; Marquita Lyons-Smith, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC; Anne Derouin, DNP, APRN, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP
22.5.075.08 Partnering with HBCUs to Improve Advanced Practice Nursing Workforce Diversity
22.5.075.09 The Development of Praxis in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students With Simulation Exercises and Reflection Papers
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Diane Fuller Switzer, DNP, ARNP, FNP/ENP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN, FAANP
22.5.075.09 The Development of Praxis in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students With Simulation Exercises and Reflection Papers
22.5.075.10 Primary Care with Remote APRN Student Via Telehealth/Teleprecept
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Angela Stanley, DMP, MA
22.5.075.10 Primary Care with Remote APRN Student Via Telehealth/Teleprecept
22.5.075.11 Plant-based Food Choice: Why Does it Matter?
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Vicki Chandler, DNP, FNP-BC; Kimberly Hatler, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, RD, LDN
22.5.075.11 Plant-based Food Choice: Why Does it Matter?
22.5.075.12 Effective Patient-Centered Acute Pain Management of Trauma Patients on Medication-Assisted Therapy
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Kimberly Broughton-Miller, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-C, FAANP
22.5.075.12 Effective Patient-Centered Acute Pain Management of Trauma Patients on Medication-Assisted Therapy
22.5.075.13 Unfolding Simulated Scenario: Opioid Use Disorder and CoMorbid HIV Infection
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Ruth Woroch, DNP, FNP-BC, CHSE; Minseung Chu, DNP, FNP-BC
22.5.075.13 Unfolding Simulated Scenario: Opioid Use Disorder and CoMorbid HIV Infection
22.5.075.14 Developing Executive Leadership Skills in the Nurse Practitioner
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
L. Douglas Smith Jr, MSN, APRN, ACNP; Rochelle Carlson, MSN, RN, GNP-BC; Kerrie Lasell, Elyssa Noce, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-C, CDN
22.5.075.14 Developing Executive Leadership Skills in the Nurse Practitioner
22.5.075.15 Presurgical Education for Total Knee Arthroplasty
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Charlene Brown Bryan, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC
22.5.075.15 Presurgical Education for Total Knee Arthroplasty
22.5.075.16 Improving Chlamydia Risk Screening by Identifying High-risk Service Members (SMs) Using the CDC's 5 P Approach to Sexual Health History at a Large Military Base in North Carolina
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Ramesh Gautam, DNP, FNP-C, CPT, AN; Jacob Orrino, DNP FNP-C , CPT, AN
22.5.075.16 Improving Chlamydia Risk Screening by Identifying High-risk Service Members (SMs) Using the CDC's 5 P Approach to Sexual Health History at a Large Military Base in North Carolina
22.5.075.17 Getting the Band Back Together: Improving Patient Care in Interventional Radiology Through a Nurse Practitioner-led Clinical Practice Group
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
LuAnn Greiner, APNP; Kimberly Hoppe, APNP
22.5.075.17 Getting the Band Back Together: Improving Patient Care in Interventional Radiology Through a Nurse Practitioner-led Clinical Practice Group
22.5.075.18 Development of a Universal Minimum Data Set for the DNP-prepared Nurse Practitioner Workforce: The DNP NP MDS Survey
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Susan Weber Buchholz, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; Asefeh Faraz Covelli, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC and Leanne Fowler, DNP, MBA, APRN, AGACNP-BC, CNE
22.5.075.18 Development of a Universal Minimum Data Set for the DNP-prepared Nurse Practitioner Workforce: The DNP NP MDS Survey
22.5.075.19 Telemedicine/Televideo as an Effective Mode for Renal Cell Carcinoma Surveillance During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Adele Caruso, DNP, CRNP, FAANP
22.5.075.19 Telemedicine/Televideo as an Effective Mode for Renal Cell Carcinoma Surveillance During the COVID-19 Pandemic
22.5.075.20 Virtual Reality in Acute Care: Exploring the World Without Leaving the Room!
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Maureen Loft, NP, PhD
22.5.075.20 Virtual Reality in Acute Care: Exploring the World Without Leaving the Room!
22.5.075.21 Identification of Social Worries in Three to Nine-Year-Old Children in Primary Care
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Amy Long, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
22.5.075.21 Identification of Social Worries in Three to Nine-Year-Old Children in Primary Care
22.5.075.22 Increasing Nurse Knowledge Using a Formal Transplant Education Program
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Amy Stoddard, DNP, ACNPc-AG, CCRN; Donna Lynch-Smith, DNP, ACNP-BC, APRN, NE-BC, CNR
22.5.075.22 Increasing Nurse Knowledge Using a Formal Transplant Education Program
22.5.075.23 A Still Quiet Place: A Nurse Practitioner Led Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Underserved Elementary Youth
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Cara C. Young, PhD, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP
22.5.075.23 A Still Quiet Place: A Nurse Practitioner Led Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Underserved Elementary Youth
22.5.075.24 Empowering Nurse Practitioners to Shorten Time to Diagnosis of von Willebrand Disease
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Maria E. Santaella, RN-BC, MSN, CPHON, PhD(c)
22.5.075.24 Empowering Nurse Practitioners to Shorten Time to Diagnosis of von Willebrand Disease
22.5.075.25 Planning for Life: Nurse Practitioners Discussing Advance Care Planning
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Teresa D. Gieron, AGPCNP-BC; Cara Heisey CRNP, AGNP-C
22.5.075.25 Planning for Life: Nurse Practitioners Discussing Advance Care Planning
22.5.075.26 Improving Effective Weight Management With the 5As Framework
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Allison Ensign, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
22.5.075.26 Improving Effective Weight Management With the 5As Framework
22.5.075.27 Nurse Practitioners Answering the Call in Primary Care Provider Shortage During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Jackie Joe Lindo, DNP
22.5.075.27 Nurse Practitioners Answering the Call in Primary Care Provider Shortage During the COVID-19 Pandemic
22.5.075.28 Potential New Role: Family Nurse Practitioner in Taiwan
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Heng-Hsin Tung, RN, DNP
22.5.075.28 Potential New Role: Family Nurse Practitioner in Taiwan
22.5.088 Cope to Thrive: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

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22.5.089 The Nurse Practitioner and Psoriatic Disease
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Autoimmune Disorders, Dermatology, Rheumatology
Speaker(s)
Veronica Richardson, MSN, ANP-BC, DCNP
Psoriasis is a common dermatologic condition familiar to many practitioners as it affects over 8 million individuals in the United States. Through a series of cases, this session will review the clinical diagnosis of Psoriasis and its varied presentations as well as the growing list of comorbidities associated with psoriatic disease. Additionally, the presentation will provide an overview of the rapidly expanding therapeutic landscape with particular attention to comorbidity awareness and medication safety.
22.5.090 Novel Uses for Forbidden Medicines: The Psychedelics Reemerge
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Adolescent Health, Business/Professional, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Faculty Development/Education, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health
Speaker(s)
Carlton (C.J.) Spotswood, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Building upon the earlier lecture “Psychedelics in Healthcare,”, this lecture will explore some of the lesser-known substances or substances that are not fast tracked for FDA approval but are still being used or discussed by our patients, mainstream media or advertised online. We will examine some of the lesser-known psychedelic medicines, how they work, proposed applications, why providers should be aware of them, and their legality. Some of the substances include ayahuasca (DMT), ibogaine/iboga, kratom and more.

22.5.091 Post-Acute Sequelae of Covid-19 (PASC): Theoretical Basis, Identification & Management
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, COVID 19, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease
Speaker(s)
Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, APRN, ACNP, FAANP
The coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) affected millions of people in the United States. Now many of these people are afflicted with the physical and mental effects from this virus. The term “long-haulers” is used to describe patients who do not fully recover for weeks or months. Although the acute effects of COVID-19 are widely published, due to the relatively short history of this virus, the long-term effects are less well known. Symptoms may be due to persistent chronic inflammation (fatigue), sequelae of organ damage (pulmonary fibrosis, chronic kidney disease) and effects from hospitalization and social isolation (muscle wasting, malnutrition). Nurse practitioners can be instrumental in developing a comprehensive plan for preventing and managing post-COVID-19 complications. Thus, the purpose of this presentation is to discuss post-viral syndrome pathophysiology, reported symptoms and suggested management for post-COVID syndrome.
22.5.092 Improving Sexual Health Risk Assessment in Primary Care
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Mens Health, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Primary Care, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
LCDR Lisa Umpa, DNPc, MSN, FNP student; RN; LCDR Christina Pinkston, DNPc, FNP student, RN; CDR Rachel Newnam, DNP, FNP-BC
The aim of this presentation is to educate the listener on the importance of incorporating sexual health assessment into primary care practice and utilizing the CDC’s 5P model to improve adherence to current national guidelines. The presentation will describe the team’s project which sought to improve sexual health assessment in a primary care clinic while also improving staff’s comfort with discussing sexual health with patients.
22.5.093 Cardiac Dysrhythmias: Evidenced Based Management in 2022
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pediatric, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Vanessa Kalis, DNP, ACNP-BC, CPNP-AC, CHSE
This presentation will review the current diagnosis and treatment of cardiac dysrhythmias. Patients can present to the hospital or office with complaints of palpitations, shortness of breath, lethargy or even for a routine visit and be found to have a dysrhythmia. When can the patient be referred for an outpatient cardiology appointment versus the need for hospital evaluation? This will be a case-based approach, reviewing rhythm strips and EKGs along with clinical presentation and then moving on to diagnosis and treatment. This presentation will describe inpatient and outpatient management of various dysrhythmias seen across the lifespan. Dysrhythmias to be discussed include atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, atrial tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia ventricular tachycardia. Acute clinical presentations, methods to distinguish between the dysrhythmias, as well as acute and long-term treatment will be reviewed.
22.5.094 Cutaneous Manifestations of Connective Tissue Disease
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Allergy/Immunology, Autoimmune Disorders, Dermatology, Rheumatology
Speaker(s)
Elizabeth Kirchner, DNP
This presentation will be a review of the most common types of cutaneous manifestations, including SLE, scleroderma, vasculitis and dermatomyositis.
22.5.095 Beyond the Basics: Initiating and Adjusting insulin
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Shannon Idzik, DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
This presentation covers strategies for initiating, adjusting and intensifying insulin therapy with a focus on Type 2 Diabetes. Concepts of carbohydrate counting, multi-daily dose adjustments, and ongoing modifications to get and maintain target A1C will be discussed. Calculations such a total daily insulin (TDI), insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio (ICR), and correction factor (CF) will be presented in case studies to demonstrate key concepts.
22.5.096 Advanced Sleep Disorders
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Sleep Disorder
Speaker(s)
Speaker TBA

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22.5.097 You Have the Power! Colon Cancer Screening: Update on Guidelines and Screening Initiatives
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gastroenterology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Oncology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Nastassja Williams, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the 3rd most common cancer in the U.S. It is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. The American Cancer Society estimates 102, 270 new cases of colon cancer and 45, 230 new cases of rectal cancer this year. In 2016 the overall screening rate in the U.S was 67.2 %. This has improved substantially from 20% in 2002. The national Colorectal Cancer Roundtable estimates that increasing screening rates to greater than 80% would result in 19% few deaths due to CRC. However, that goal has still not been reached. While the incidence of colorectal cancer in those individuals fifty and older are decreasing those under fifty are increasing by 2.2 % annually. The objective of this presentation is provide health care providers with currently available data on enhancing use and quality of colorectal cancer screening guidelines. The US Multi-Society Task has divided screening tests into three tiers based upon their effectiveness, performance features, costs, and practical considerations. Primary care providers are at the forefront and together we need to at identifying those as risk, obtain a family history early and ensure patients are getting screened.

22.5.098 Polypharmacy and Deprescribing: Beyond the Basics
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Lori Martin-Plank, PhD, FNP-C, GNP-BC, PMHNP, FAANP
This presentation will address polypharmacy in older adults, including pitfalls and adverse consequences. The rationale for deprescribing will be presented as well as tools and resources to guide clinicians in deprescribing. Patient/family concerns will be explored, including the use of scripts to help clinicians with deprescribing. A case-based approach will be integrated into the presentation to illustrate an approach to deprescribing.
22.5.099 Understanding Pain and the Value in Treatment: Managing Chronic Pelvic and Genital Pain in Men
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Mens Health, Pain Management, Reproductive Health, Urology
Speaker(s)
Susanne Quallich, PhD, ANP-BC, NP-C, CUNP, FAANP
Men with chronic genital pain complaints are perceived as challenging patients in any clinical environment, and they have commonly seen multiple providers. This presentation will discuss an innovative and contemporary approach to the evaluation, diagnosis and management of testicular, penis and urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS) in men, a poorly described condition. Successful management of male genital pain involves introducing the concept that this condition can be managed, like any other chronic condition. The pursuit of an innovative approach to the care of this nonsurgical population of men can help improve their quality of life and improve functioning in work and social roles.
22.5.100 Spondylolisthesis and Spondylosis
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pain Management
Speaker(s)
Robert Metzger, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
This presentation will provide the attendee with the etiology, physiology, and H&P information needed to understand the differences between spondylosis and spondylolisthesis when diagnosing. Radiological information will be reviewed. Both non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments will be discussed.
22.5.101 Is Cystoscopy the Next Step in Your Practice?
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Business/Professional, Mens Health, Oncology, Urology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Terran W. Sims, MSN, ACNP-C, CNN-BC, COCN-C
This presentation will review the value and desirability of adding office cystoscopic skills to your practice mix as a Urologic Nurse Practitioner. Advantages to your practice include added satisfaction (satisfaction in your personal practice, for physician colleagues and patient satisfaction) along with increased access and productivity.
22.5.110 Acute Alcohol Withdrawal: Reframing Treatment Approaches
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Emergency
Speaker(s)
Christi Denton, DNP, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC
Alcohol misuse is the single leading risk factor for premature death and disability. An estimated 8 million people in the United States are alcohol dependent. Despite the prevalence, our inpatient methods for identification and treatment of acute alcohol withdrawal remain inefficient. Acute alcohol withdrawal complicates the hospital course of 2 % of all admissions to the hospital, guaranteeing our interaction with this deadly complication. Practitioners identify a knowledge deficit of the pathophysiology of acute alcohol withdrawal and concerns regarding the appropriate treatment partnered with the complexity it layers into a routine admission. This presentation will provide a review of the disease process as well as updates on pharmacological treatment to optimize patient safety and increase the proficiency of the practitioner.
22.5.111 Understanding Atopic Dermatitis: Tools to Improve Your Diagnostic Skills and Improving Outcomes
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Allergy/Immunology, Convenient/Urgent Care, Dermatology, Emergency, Genetics/Genomics, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Integrative Health, Mens Health, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Leigh Ann Pansch, MSN, FNP-BC, DCNP

The presentation will include morphology, presentation, treatment guidelines, and differential diagnosis of AD.

22.5.112 Blazing the Networking Trail From Conference Assistants to Elected Officials
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Ericka Brunson-Gillespie, DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC; Julia Ponder, DNP, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC; Michelle Boone DNP, APRN, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Networking is crucial to make the connections for your career growth, volunteer opportunities and expanding your professional skill set. Networking can empower you to build relationships that make changes in the healthcare of your community, state and even on a national level. If you want an opportunity to demonstrate your leadership and decision-making skills with an organization that the mission and vision aligns with yours then networking is the first step. Whether you are a new graduate or a seasoned nurse practitioner, this session will provide you with the tools to build the foundation for professional networking.

22.5.113 Hypertension Update: Implications for 2022 Update for NPs
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness
Speaker(s)
Leslie L Davis, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FACC, FAHA, FPCNA
This presentation will focus on managing adults with hypertension (HTN). Emphasis will be on the latest guidelines relevant to diagnosing and managing HTN including implications for practice. New strategies to improve self-care in adults with HTN also will be included.
22.5.114 Inpatient Hospital Medicine
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient
Speaker(s)
Nycole Oliver, DNP, APRN, RN, FNP-C, ACNPC-AG, CEN. FAEN
Hospital medicine is one of the most rapidly emerging medical specialties in the United States. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Database (2020), over 290,000 nurse practitioners are licensed in the United States. Almost eight percent are certified in acute care, and nearly 50 percent are credentialed in the hospital setting. Over the past several years, a mandated reduction in work hours for medical residents has increased the demand for nurse practitioners (NPs) in the hospital setting; however, a deficiency of specialized education has the potential to limit the opportunity for NPs. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the role of the nurse practitioner in the hospital setting, discuss strategies of the hospitalist nurse practitioner for admissions and rounding, and identify approaches for precepting nurse practitioner students in the inpatient setting.
22.5.115 Cervical Cancer Prevention: An Update on New Screening and Risk-based Management Guidelines
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Health Promotion/Wellness, Oncology, Reproductive Health, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP

This presentation will review the foundation of HPV epidemiology and how it has driven changes in screening and risk-based cervical cancer prevention. The new American Cancer Society screening guidelines will be presented which support the role of primary (stand-alone) HPV testing as the initial screen in women with a cervix who do not have symptoms of cervical cancer, diagnosis of cervical cancer or pre-cancer, and do not have a health condition that weakens the immune system, such as solid organ transplant. The new ASCCP Risk-Based Management Guidelines for management of abnormal screening tests and cancer precursors will be presented which were developed from a panel of 19 participating organizations and have changed management from result based to risk based. There will be a discussion of the data that led to the new management guidelines and how to use both current results and past history to determine management by colposcopy, treatment or surveillance based on a patient’s risk of CIN3+ using the management algorithm. The presentation will also address the enduring nature of these guidelines as new technologies and tests can be added to the current app which will determine clinical action thresholds for patient management.

22.5.116 Sleep Apnea: What You Don’t Know That Could Be Hurting Your Patient
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Mens Health, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Sleep Disorder, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Ashley York, DNP, AGNP-C, WHNP-BC, NCMP, COI

A case study is presented of a patient in your office that we follow through the presentation. Next background of OSA, prevalence. facts, sex differences, pathophysiology, clinical consequences, contributing history, risk factors, co-morbidities that are associated are discussed. Then we move into assessing the patients and the different screening tools available. We discuss age-related signs and symptoms along with physical exam findings. We discuss then what happens if you refer this patient to a sleep lab. This includes diagnostic testing, treatment options, and follow-up. The presentation ends with sleep recommendations for healthcare workers.

22.5.117 Post-COVID Neuropsychiatric Symptoms: Challenges and Opportunities
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
COVID 19, Neurology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Pamela Herbig Wall, PhD, PMHNP, FAANP
The presentation will present the most recent information on neuropsychiatric disorders after SARS-CoV-2 infection. There will be a discussion on the potential mechanism of nervous system injury and resultant symptoms. Finally, there will be a dialogue on potential treatment options for post-COVID neuropsychiatric symptoms.
22.5.118 Diagnosing Anemias like a Pro!
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Hematology
Speaker(s)
Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Anemia can be a major disease or be a clue to a major disease. This presentation walks the learner through an organized and methodical approach to evaluating a patient who presents with anemia.
22.5.119 Pharmacologic Management of Urologic Infections
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Health Promotion/Wellness, Mens Health, Nephrology, Pharmacology, Urology
Speaker(s)
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
This presentation will describe and update pharmacologic management of infections of the urinary system, including urinary tract infections and pyelonephritis. We will also review infections of the male genital system including urethritis, epididymitis and prostatitis.
22.5.120 Diagnosis and Management of Radiculopathy, Polyneuropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy & Myopathy
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Gerontology, Neurology, Occupational Health, Orthopedic, Pain Management, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Stephen Hearn, AGACNP, DPT

The purpose of this presentation is to provider the primary care provider with pharmacoeducation on the use of psychotropic medications appropriate for use by primary care providers. Focus includes evidence-based recommendations for the management of anxiety, depression and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

22.5.121 Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pediatric, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Dawn Garzon, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN
The purpose of this presentation is to provide the primary care provider with pharmacoeducation on the use of psychotropic medications appropriate for use by primary care providers. Focus includes evidence-based recommendations for the management of anxiety, depression and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
22.5.122 Achieving Health Equity Through Policy: The COVID 19 Case Example
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
COVID 19, Social Determinants of Health, Telehealth/Technology
Speaker(s)
Shelly Smith, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, FNAP

Using telehealth scale up as a policy exemplar, the content will include a Social Determinants Framework based on the premises that (1) societal conditions underlie the individual decisions and behaviors that result in patient- and population-level health outcomes, and that (2) population-level interventions like policy are effective mechanisms to drive health equity. Five domains within the Social Determinants Framework will be presented: economic stability, education access and quality, health care access and quality, neighborhood and built environment and social and community context. These domains may fall outside of the historic umbrella of health policy, supporting the role contribution of APNs and modeled through the exemplar.

22.5.123 Colorectal Screening Update and Case Study
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Shelley Vaughn, DNP, FNP-BC
The purpose of the presentation is to provide updated age screening recommendation for colorectal cancer as well as discuss a relevant case study -- teaching method 10-15-minute interactive discussion, not a 60-minute PowerPoint. The teaching style will be flipped classroom-based and with fast facts to engage the learner. It is imperative to review many patients do not present with symptoms and that the younger age groups 20-40 are diagnosed late stage once he/she has symptoms. It is essential to assist nurse practitioners in understanding how to use the stool tests as an option versus colonoscopy and evidence has demonstrated these options are better received than colonoscopy alone. The other test options can increase screening which can lead to earlier diagnosis and decreased cancer deaths. It is also important to note the pathology on the colonoscopy report to ensure appropriate colonoscopy follow up.
22.5.124 Primary Care for People Living with Dementia
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Neurology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Carolyn K. Clevenger, DNP, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN, FAANP
Dementia syndrome due to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders is currently the 6th leading cause of death and affects 5.8 million Americans, a number expected to rise to 14 million by 2050. People living with dementia and their family caregivers are a vulnerable population with medical and social complexities that increase their consumption of healthcare services. Unfortunately, the increase in healthcare services does not correspond with improvements in their health outcomes. Because there is a large and growing number of people living with dementia and because most of these people receive dementia care, from diagnosis to end of life, in the primary care setting, opportunities for improvement resides squarely in primary care. To that end, this presentation will provide practical guidance for clinicians who are tasked with providing primary care through the lens of dementia syndrome, prioritizing the topics most important to patients and their families.
22.5.125 Medical Therapy in Epilepsy: Treatment and Side Effects, Drug Interaction
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Emergency, Neurology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Barry Gidal, PharmD (invited)

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22.5.130 General Session
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Saturday, 6/25)
Presentation Type General Session
CE Hours 1
Speaker(s)
Martin Luther King III
The conference will conclude on a powerful note of hope as civil rights advocate and humanitarian, Martin Luther King III, delivers a thought-provoking closing keynote address on diversity and human rights -- factors at the heart of addressing social determinants of health.

Sunday, June 26
22.6.010 Hypnosis for Chronic Pain
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder
Speaker(s)
Speaker TBA

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22.6.011 Cannabis Therapeutics: Advising Patients on Safe and Effective Use
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Megan Filoramo, APN-C, IHWNC-BC, AP-PMN (invited)

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22.6.012 Adult Congenital Heart Disease: A Primer for Nurse Practitioners
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Pediatric
Speaker(s)
Vanessa Kalis, DNP, ACNP-BC, CPNP-AC, CHSE
Patients with congenital heart disease are now surviving to adulthood. As this occurs, primary care practices will see more and more of these patients. Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) patients can range from simple (patent foramen ovale or atrial septal defect) to complex (single ventricle physiology and Eisenmenger syndrome). This presentation will review common congenital heart disease diagnoses and the latest in ACHD interventions and therapies. We will also discuss pregnancy considerations in ACHD. We will review some techniques to help determine possible diagnoses based on their knowledge of surgeries, discuss special considerations and discuss when to refer to specialty care.
22.6.013 Headache Management in the Emergency Department
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Neurology, Social Determinants of Health, Telehealth/Technology
Speaker(s)
Nycole Oliver, DNP, APRN, RN, FNP-C, ACNPC-AG, CEN. FAEN
Headache is one of the most common complaints seen in the Emergency Department (ED), accounting for more than five (5) million visits annually. From 2009-2010, headache accounted for 3.1% of all ED visits, making it the fourth leading cause of visits to the ED. Many treatment options are available for headache, but the advanced practice provider must be aware of the different types of headaches in order to treat them effectively. Life-threatening neurologic conditions such as subarachnoid hemorrhage or meningitis would of course be ruled out before treatment. This presentation will focus on non-life-threatening headache syndromes, primarily migraine headaches.
22.6.014 Tips to Managing Non-Diabetes Endocrine Emergencies
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Endocrinology, Mens Health, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Christine Kessler, MN, CNS, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP
They are common, confusing, and often mimic other disorders --- but can quickly evolve into a medical emergency: Acute Endocrinopathies. A delay in treatment aimed at the precise hormonal disorder is almost always lethal. Using real acute care case studies, this lively session will provide attendees with expert, endocrinology tips on how to effectively identify, evaluate and provide urgent interventions for selected non-diabetic endocrine emergencies, such as thyroid storm, myxedema coma, acute adrenal insufficiency, and hypercalcemia.
22.6.015 Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Nephrology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Elyssa Noce, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-C, CDN
This session will provide a framework for the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the primary care setting, including a review of identifying those at risk for CKD, managing comorbidities to reduce risk of disease progression, and identifying sequelae of CKD. It will also include a review the role of the PCP in management of patients undergoing dialysis and kidney transplant evaluation.
22.6.016 Fatty Liver Disease: Best Practices for the Nurse Practitioner
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gastroenterology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Obesity/Weight Management
Speaker(s)
Renee Pozza, PhD, RN, CNS, FNP-BC, FAASLD
The purpose of this presentation is to educate nurse practitioners in primary and specialty care about the assessment, evaluation and interventions for individuals diagnosed with NAFLD and NASH. Interventions such as behavioral changes and lifestyle modifications targeted to improve overall health in these patients is included. The nurse practitioner role in coaching and motivating the necessary changes while tailoring the interventions for each individual is emphasized. A case study approach is utilized to presented aggregate data from 200 consecutive patients with the diagnosis of fatty liver disease. The presentation will include a review of 24-hour sample diets, the exercise necessary for impact on liver disease and the importance of sleep. Outcomes of the 200 individuals in whom a tailored nurse practitioner driven patient centered intervention will be presented. We live in a world of fast information, instantaneous results, yet lifestyle changes need to evolve. One has worked towards this creation of unhealthy lifestyle over time, and one needs to work towards creation of a healthy lifestyle over time. Working with the patient to identify goals, mutual objectives between visits, realistic time frames increases satisfaction.
22.6.017 How to Manage Sinus Complaints While Promoting Antimicrobial Stewardship
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Allergy/Immunology, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Otolaryngology, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Radiology
Speaker(s)
Maria Colandrea, DNP, NP-C, CORLN, FAANP, FFMRCSI

Sinus complaints are very common in the primary care setting. In the United States, acute viral rhinosinusitis accounts for 16 million office visits and affects 35 million people per year. Evidence supports that only 0.5 - 2% of those patients progress to an acute bacterial rhinosinusitis. As healthcare providers, it is essential to promote antimicrobial stewardship to avoid the increasing incidence of antibiotic resistance. This presentation will review the differences between allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, acute viral and bacterial sinusitis, as well as chronic sinusitis. This presentation will discriminate between the pathophysiology of each condition, symptoms, common pathogens, evidence-based management and treatments. In addition, review of diagnostic imaging and specialty referral will be discussed. Case studies will be reviewed to reinforce the information learned.

22.6.018 Abdominal Pelvic CT: Tips and Tricks for Reading
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Gastroenterology, Gerontology, Nephrology, Oncology, Radiology, Urology
Speaker(s)
Terran W. Sims, MSN, ACNP-C, CNN-BC, COCN-C
Though sparsely covered in NP training, interpretation and analysis of complex imaging techniques such as Computed Tomography (CT) is essential for APRN practice. A methodical approach is key to reading and reviewing CTs and application to clinical decision making. The ability to review films and synthesize findings allows the APRN to educate patients about their findings and resulting recommendations or treatments.
22.6.019 Endometriosis: Beyond the Basics
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Emergency, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pain Management, Reproductive Health, Urology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Pamela J. Keller, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C
Endometriosis is a chronic lifelong inflammatory condition that significantly alters the quality of life for many women. Endometriosis affects 6-10% of reproductive age women with the average age at diagnosis being 28 years of age. Diagnosis is often made after women spend 5-7 years seeking help from many specialty providers to get a definitive diagnosis. Endometriosis is diagnosed by the presence of viable estrogen sensitive endometrial like glands and stroma outside the uterus by retrograde menstruation or part of an inherent dysfunction of the peritoneal immune system. Surgery remains the gold standard for definitive diagnosis allowing for direct visualization of disease and histological evaluation of resected tissue. The goal of treatment is to control and reduce symptoms and prevent recurrences. During this presentation, clinicians will learn how to assist their patients in getting a diagnosis of endometriosis and how to manage this often misunderstood chronic pelvic pain condition.
22.6.030 Honing Your Cardiac Exam: A Focus on Heart Sounds & Murmurs
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient
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 heart murmurs, and select 12-lead ECG evaluation.
22.6.035 Evaluating the 12-lead ECG: Concepts for Interpretation of Acute and Chronic Changes with Case Study Analysis
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 3.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Sally K. Miller, PhD, APRN, AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Prerequisite: Proficiency in rhythm assessment is essential. The 12-lead electrocardiogram is one tool available to the advanced practice registered nurse that contributes to assessment and diagnosis of acute and chronic cardiac disease. This program, designed for clinicians across the spectrum of primary and acute care, begins with the presentation of core concepts in 12-lead ECG interpretation including analysis of rate, rhythm, intervals, axis, and morphology with assessment of complex wave forms. The program culminates with the critical application of all concepts in select case study presentations. Repeat of 22.5.046
22.6.040 A Race Against Time: Management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhages
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Neurology
Speaker(s)
Sarah Kwiatkowski, CRNP
This presentation will walk the provider through the management of a patient with an aneurysmal, or non-traumatic, subarachnoid hemorrhage. Ruptured aneurysms have a significant mortality rate and accurate diagnosis along with appropriate management is key to improving outcome. First and foremost, the patient should be at a high-volume center with both neurosurgical and endovascular services. Initial presentation is traditionally a thunderclap headache, although a sentinel headache could be easily misdiagnosed and if missed is associated with worse outcomes. Testing performed should include a non-contrast CT head, lumbar puncture for evaluation of xanthochromia or MRI brain. If a subarachnoid hemorrhage is diagnosed, a CTA head vs a diagnostic cerebral angiogram for vascular imaging should be obtained. Once an aneurysm ruptures it needs immediate treatment either via clipping, coiling or pipeline stenting due to risk of rebleeding. Among the most critical complications that can occur are hydrocephalus (requiring external ventricular drain placement), vasospasm and rebleeding. Other medical complications include fever, anemia, hyponatremia, HIT/DVT and volume status. Finally, there will be 3 case studies to reinforce teaching and to go further in depth into the management and subsequent complications that arise that make this such a complex patient population.
22.6.041 Dementia and Delirium: Identification and Intervention from a Psychiatric Perspective
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Nancy M. Birtley, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Delirium and dementia, both considered neurocognitive disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5), can be challenging to diagnose. Delirium is often superimposed on dementia and those with dementia are particularly vulnerable to delirium. Often dementia is diagnosed inappropriately during a delirium. Dementia has multiple etiologies and understanding the symptomatology of each dementia is key to proper diagnosis treatment. This presentation describes the diagnosis of dementia and delirium based on the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5. In this presentation, DSM-5 criteria for various neurocognitive disorders will be reviewed including neurocognitive disorders due to Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, Lewy body disease, vascular disease, traumatic brain injury, substance/medication use, HIV infection, prion disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and other medical conditions. In addition, differentiating delirium from dementia will be discussed with emphasis on the elderly population as many psychotropic drugs used to mitigate symptoms of delirium have the potential for significant adverse effects in the elderly.
22.6.042 Getting to the Root of It: Hair Disorders
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Dermatology
Speaker(s)
Veronica Richardson, MSN, ANP-BC, DCNP
Hair loss disorders and unwanted hair growth can be physically and emotionally distressing for patients. They can be overwhelming and confusing for clinicians who do not have a sound understanding of their etiology and appropriate treatment strategies. While some disorders can be considered cosmetic, others are sign of systemic disease. This lecture will “get to the root” of various conditions of the follicle. From unwanted hair growth to hair loss disorders such as Alopecia areata, Androgenetic Alopecia and Cicatricial Alopecias, this lecture will provide the attendee with a practical clinical approach to the accurate assessment, diagnosis and management
22.6.043 Dissecting a CBC: A Look at the Numbers and Implications
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Hematology
Speaker(s)
Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
CBC is the most basic of lab tests but when interpreted correctly can enlighten the healthcare provider. This presentation will walk the learner through interpreting CBCs with abnormal RBC, WBC, and platelet counts.
22.6.044 A Conversation on the Role of Nurse Practitioners in the OR
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Orthopedic, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Margaret Harding, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, RNFA, CPAN

This presentation will review the role of NPs practicing in Operating Room settings. We will also discuss educational, legal, and financial considerations. Participants with experience in the Operating Room or interest in expanding their practice into the OR will be invited to add their input to the conversation.

22.6.045 Male Sexual Dysfunction
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
LGBT Health/Transgender, Mens Health, Reproductive Health, Urology
Speaker(s)
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
This presentation will review issues of males and sexual function and the concept of masculinity and discuss the epidemiology, etiology and pathophysiology of prevalent forms of male sexual dysfunction on affected men and their intimate partners. Specifically, we will discuss erectile dysfunction, disorders of ejaculation, subfertility/infertility, and impaired libido (testosterone deficiency).
22.6.046 Brain Basics: Practical Tools to Interpret Noncontrast Head CTs
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Neurology, Radiology
Speaker(s)
Kathryn McNabb, DNP, AGACNP-BC
This presentation will highlight the systematic approach to evaluating a noncontrast Head CT image. The targeted audience focuses on empowering novice NPs to successfully diagnose common neurologic emergencies based on image acquisition. With additional developed skillsets, novice NPs will gain a deeper understanding and recognition of common neurological conditions diagnosed with basic neuroimaging. This will enhance the novice NPs ability to optimally deliver evidence-based care to patients with acute neurological manifestations. The goal of this presentation is to empower the novice NP on basic neuroimaging recognition to optimally care for neurologically compromised patients.
22.6.047 Pregnancy and Post-Partum Exercise Training: Benefits & Recommendations
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health, Obesity/Weight Management, Orthopedic, Reproductive Health, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Helen Binkley, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FNSCA
This presentation will review the American College Of Gynecology recommendations and guidelines for exercise, including contraindications and precautions, as well as exercise to avoid. Benefits of exercise for pregnancy and post-partum will be identified based on most current evidence. Exercise recommendations with specific safety considerations will be described. Information on development of safe programs with a variety of exercise training modes will be explored using an evidence-based approach.
22.6.048 Insomnia Talk or Other Sleep Disorders
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Sleep Disorder
Speaker(s)
Julie Dahl (invited)

Description coming soon

22.6.049 Assessing an Individual for Risk of Suicide
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Adolescent Health, Convenient/Urgent Care, Domestic Violence, Emergency, Faculty Development/Education, LGBT Health/Transgender, Obesity/Weight Management, Oncology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Pamela E. Marcus, RN, APRN/PMH-BC
Assessing an individual for a possible risk of suicide saves lives. Using the CASE Method, the participants will learn how to conduct an advanced assessment for the risk of suicide. Instruction will include how to facilitate a Personal Safety Plan to determine the level of care that is needed. The combination of the CASE Method of assessment and the Personal Safety Plan creates an active, collaborative problem-solving relationship between the nurse and the patient. A case study format will be utilized to reinforce skill development.
22.6.050 Managing the Complex Care of Adolescents
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health
Speaker(s)
Teresa Bruney (invited)
Description coming soon
22.6.051 Hitting the Target! Getting GDMT to Target Doses in HFrEF
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Benjamin Hocutt, MSN, AG-ACNP, BC

This presentation will focus on the importance of optimal dose therapy in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. We will go over strategies to help get patients onto quadruple therapy at optimal doses.

22.6.052 Practical Inpatient Diabetes Management
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Endocrinology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Melanie E Mabrey, DNP, ACNP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP
Current evidence shows glycemic control is essential in decreasing inpatient mortality and morbidity, yet studies are limited in the most effective way to do this outside of IV insulin. Care of the patient with hyperglycemia and/or diabetes in the hospital can be daunting. This session will focus on safely and effectively treating blood glucoses to target using insulin therapies. Cases will cover initiating and individualizing insulin therapy in various patient populations. Specific examples will be provided on troubleshooting difficult IV titrations, transitioning IV to subcutaneous insulin and dealing with NPO status, tube feeds, TPN, steroids and patients with CKD or ESRD.
22.6.053 Telestroke: The Past & Future Delivery of Virtual Neurology Care
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Neurology, Social Determinants of Health, Telehealth/Technology
Speaker(s)
Stacey N. Bennett, MMCI, ACNP

This presentation reviews the history of telemedicine in neurology and details how it is leveling the playing field to impact social determinants of health and deliver emergency care in both rural and urban locations. We will be discussing the future possibilities for application of telestroke and the role advanced practice providers will have in this field.

22.6.054 Soft-Tissue Masses of the Extremities: Diagnosis, Management and Differential Considerations
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Oncology, Orthopedic, Primary Care, Radiology
Speaker(s)
Kristopher J. Jackson, MSN, ACNPC-AG

More than 13,000 Americans are diagnosed with a soft tissue sarcoma each year. While sarcoma represents roughly 1% new malignancies diagnosed in the United States annually, primary care and specialist providers should possess a general familiarity with the diagnostic and management considerations of the patient with a soft tissue tumor in the extremity. This case-based presentation will offer participants an overview of the various imaging modalities used to assess these tumors and the clinical features associated with many of the most common benign and malignant soft tissue tumors found in the extremities.

22.6.055 COVID 19: Implications for Pediatric Practice
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
COVID 19, Infectious Disease, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Patricia (Patsy) Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP

At the completion of this presentation, attendees will be able to discuss current epidemiology of pediatric COVID-19 disease, medical and psychsocial implications in children, vaccines for preventon and therapeutics available to children.

22.6.056 The Art of the Telehealth Encounter: Strategies for Effective Engagement
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Telehealth/Technology
Speaker(s)
Kelli Garber, DNP, PPCNP-BC

The rapid expansion of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic thrust providers into virtual care, often with little or no education or training. Key to a successful encounter are telehealth etiquette and webside manner. Telehealth etiquette encompasses the critical soft skills necessary to conduct a successful telehealth visit, while webside manner refers to a clinician’s way of interacting with patients virtually to enhance comfort. Incorrectly, these skills are often seen as intuitive. Ensuring a thorough understanding of these critical components of a virtual visit will enhance the quality of the encounter, promote the development of trust among patients and enhance the patient-provider experience. This presentation will provide strategies for effective engagement and include a framework for telehealth providers to ensure attention to the many important details related to conducting a successful telehealth encounter.

22.6.057 Suicide Detection in a Nurse-led, Interprofessional Primary Care Practice: A Two-Year Report of Quality
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Integrative Health, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Social Determinants of Health
Speaker(s)
Christian Ketel, RN, DNP

Suicide is on the rise in the US and is a national public health crisis. It is the 10th leading cause of death across the lifespan with an inverse relationship between ranking and age group. Between 1999 and 2016, suicides increased within 44 states, with 25 states seeing a greater than 30% increase in suicide rates. Best practice evidence for detecting and managing suicide risk in primary care is minimal with no universal screening protocol recommendations. The Collaborative Care Model was used to develop and implement a suicidality protocol in a community health center. Two-year retrospective data was analyzed to evaluate outcomes. Primary care practices may be viable tools to combat the nation’s suicide epidemic through screening and early treatment using an established collaborative care model in an integrated care setting.

22.6.058 Hepatitis C: A Curable Pandemic
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Adolescent Health, Gastroenterology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health/Transgender, Military/Uniformed Services Health Care, Pharmacology, Social Determinants of Health, Telehealth/Technology, Womens Health
Speaker(s)
Janet Gripshover, MSN, CRNP
Curative treatments for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) are more efficacious and safe than ever, yet rising infection rates threaten the progress towards eradication. Once the leading cause of liver transplantation, HCV rates have skyrocketed in areas hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. To meet viral reduction goals set by the World Health Organization, HealthyPeople2030, and other advocacy groups, patients will need increased access to clinicians that can effectively diagnose, evaluate, and treat HCV, especially in marginalized populations. This presentation will equip participants to address HCV in their practices, covering diagnosis and prevention, initial work up and treatment, and when to consider specialist referral.
22.6.059 A Structured Approach to De-prescribing Psychiatric Medication
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Erica Ramey, DNP, PMHNP

This presentation will provide the prescriber with a structured approach to identify patients for and begin the deprescribing process. Practical applications and case examples will be provided.