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Tuesday, June 23
20.1.004 The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 8-Hour Course: Part 1
Time 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
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)
Zwaantje H. Hamming, FNP-C, CARN-AP; Miriam S. Komaromy, MD, FACP, DFASAM; Additional Speaker TBD

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine is a practical, case-based workshop designed for providers who are relatively new to the field of addiction medicine, such as primary care providers and behavioral health specialists, who see patients at risk for or with addiction.

This 8-hour live workshop is designed to be energetic and interactive. Attendees will work through session activities and cases presented by faculty with participants at their table. Sessions throughout the day will include approximately equal parts lecture, demonstration of skills and skill building. Continued in Part 2 - 20.1.058.

 

20.1.005 Critical Care Ultrasound
Time 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 4.25
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Procedures
Speaker(s)
James K. Palma, MD, MPH, FACEP

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.

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

20.1.008 Spirometry for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Concettina Tolomeo, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, AE-C; Maureen George, PhD, RN, AE-C FAAN
This workshop will include an overview of spirometry including indications and contraindications, technique, spirometry values and interpretation. In addition, it will include a hands-on and case study component to allow attendees the ability to practice what was presented. Repeated in 20.1.038
20.1.009 Urgent Care Procedure Skills
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Denise Ramponi, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, FAEN

This session will review urgent care procedure skills. Topics will include management of nursemaids elbow, drainage of abcesses, finger/toe dislocation reductions, drainage of olecranon bursa, release of subungual hematoma, drainage of paronychia, digital blocks, splinter removal, hair-thread tourniquet removal, tick removal, ring removal, etc. Repeated in 20.1.039.

20.1.010 Musculoskeletal Assessment in the Diagnosis of Common Orthopedic Conditions
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Emergency, Health Promotion/Wellness, Men's Health, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Occupational Health, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Primary Care, Rheumatology, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
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. Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended.
20.1.011 Extremity Fractures: Basic Splinting
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Laurie Anne Ferguson, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-C, CPNP, FNAP, FAANP
This workshop will review common upper and lower extremity injuries seen in primary and urgent care. A discussion of history and physical examination findings, radiographic evaluation and initial management, including basic splinting will be demonstrated. Participants will have hands on practice applying upper & lower extremity splints. Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Repeated in 20.1.040.
20.1.013 Telehealth: An Introduction to Basic Principles and Equipment
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Technology
Speaker(s)
Robin Arends, DNP, CNP, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP; Tearsanee C. Davis, DNP, FNP-BC

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 20.1.042.

20.1.014 Basic Suturing: A Stitch in Time
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Dermatology, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Occupational Health, Procedures, Surgical
Speaker(s)
Cynthia Durham, MSN, RNFA, ANPC
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 20.1.043, 20.2.075 and 20.5.030.
20.1.020 Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Medical Examiner Training - Part 1
Time 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 3.25
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Health Promotion/Wellness, Occupational Health, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Jean H. Aertker, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, COHN-S, FAANP; Wendy Paracka, DNPc, ARNP-C, FNP, FAANP

This CMV Medical Examiner (ME) training course is designed to ensure the medical examiner is educated on the core curriculum specification established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The entire course will be divided into two sessions to complete. Upon completion, the medical examiner will receive a certificate qualifying them to sit for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) Exam. Both Part 1 and Part 2 must be attended. Continued in 20.1.046.

20.1.021 Women's Sexual Health: What Your Patients Want You to Know - Part 1
Time 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 3.25
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care, Reproductive Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Diane Todd Pace, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NCMP, IF, FAANP, FAAN; Barbara Dehn, RN, NP, FAANP, NCMP; Lisa Chism, DNP, APRN, BC, NCMP, CSC, FAANP; Susan Kellogg Spadt, PhD, CRNP, IF, CSC, FCST; Brooke Faught, DNP, WHNP-BC, NCMP, IF

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 20.1.051.

20.1.024 Pediatric Orthopedics: Practical Knowledge and Application for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Orthopedics, Pediatric, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Collen M. Story, MN, APRN, FNP-C; Raymond Kleposki, RN, MSN, CPNP

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 20.1.054

20.1.025 House Calls: The Key to Transforming Your Career and Health Care
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
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, Technology
Speaker(s)
Speakers: Deborah Wolff-Baker, MSN, ACHPN, FNP-BC, GS-C; Paul Chiang, MD; Michael J. Kingan, DNP, AGNP-BC, CWOCN; Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA. 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.

20.1.026 Basic to Advanced Emergency HEENT Procedures Used in Urgent and Emergency Care Settings
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Occupational Health, Primary Care, Procedures, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Dian Evans, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAAN, FAANP; Michael D. Gooch, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C

This workshop will review common HEENT emergencies and provide participants with hands-on practice performing HEENT procedures including dental blocks and treatment of dental injuries and conditions, eye examination techniques including fluorescein staining of eyes and foreign body removal. Use of devices for foreign body removal from the nose and ears, insertion of nasal packing for epistaxis, measuring intraocular pressure with the a tonometer and suturing of oral injuries. Repeated in 20.1.056.

20.1.038 Spirometry for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Concettina Tolomeo, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, AE-C; Maureen George, PhD, RN, AE-C FAAN
This workshop will include an overview of spirometry including indications and contraindications, technique, spirometry values and interpretation. In addition, it will include a hands-on and case study component to allow attendees the ability to practice what was presented. Repeat of 20.1.008.
20.1.039 Urgent Care Procedure Skills
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Denise Ramponi, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, FAEN
This workshop will review urgent care procedure skills. Topics will include management of nursemaids elbow, drainage of abcesses, finger/toe dislocation reductions, drainage of olecranon bursa, release of subungual hematoma, drainage of paronychia, digital blocks, splinter removal, hair-thread tourniquet removal, tick removal, ring removal, etc. Repeat of 20.1.009.
20.1.040 Extremity Fractures: Basic Splinting
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Laurie Anne Ferguson, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-C, CPNP, FNAP, FAANP
This workshop will review common upper and lower extremity injuries seen in primary and urgent care. A discussion of history and physical examination findings, radiographic evaluation and initial management, including basic splinting will be demonstrated. Participants will have hands on practice applying upper & lower extremity splints. Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Repeat of 20.1.011.
20.1.042 Telehealth: An Introduction to Basic Principles and Equipment
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Technology
Speaker(s)
Robin Arends, DNP, CNP, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP; Tearsanee C. Davis, DNP, FNP-BC

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 20.1.013.

20.1.043 Basic Suturing: A Stitch in Time
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Dermatology, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Occupational Health, Procedures, Surgical
Speaker(s)
Cynthia Durham, MSN, RNFA, ANPC
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 20.1.014 and Repeated in 20.2.075 and 20.5.030.
20.1.044 Women's Health Ultrasound
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Emergency, Procedures, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
James K. Palma, MD, MPH, FACEP

This women’s health ultrasound workshop includes both lectures and hands-on scanning practice for first trimester pregnancy evaluation, as well as basics of second/third trimester applications, basics of gynecologic pathology, and an introduction to breast ultrasound. Transvaginal ultrasound (using simulators) will identify normal female anatomy, including the uterus and ovaries, as well as pathology to include: intrauterine pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, leiomyoma, ovarian masses, and free intraperitoneal fluid. The use of ultrasound for evaluation of symptomatic first-trimester pregnancy (evaluation for possible ectopic pregnancy) will be discussed, including the integration of quantitative HCG level in medical decision-making. Other obstetrical topics will include evaluation of fetal well-being and presentation. Breast ultrasound will identify normal anatomy, sonographic features of lesions that suggest benign or malignant, and appropriate management based on these features. At the end of this session, participants will have a firm appreciation for the utility of provider-performed bedside ultrasound in a wide range of women’s health issues, as well as foundational skills for introduction into their clinical practice.

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

20.1.046 Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Medical Examiner Training - Part 2
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Health Promotion/Wellness, Occupational Health, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Jean H. Aertker, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, COHN-S, FAANP; Wendy Paracka, DNPc, ARNP-C, FNP, FAANP

This CMV Medical Examiner (ME) training course is designed to ensure the medical examiner is educated on the core curriculum specification established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The entire course will be divided into two sessions to complete. Upon completion, the medical examiner will receive a certificate qualifying them to sit for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) Exam. Both Part 1 and Part 2 must be attended. Continuation of 20.1.020.

20.1.051 Women's Sexual Health: What Your Patients Want You to Know - Part 2
Time 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 3.25
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care, Reproductive Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Diane Todd Pace, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NCMP, IF. FAANP, FAAN; Barbara Dehn, RN, NP, FAANP, NCMP; Lisa Chism, DNP, APRN, BC, NCMP, CSC, FAANP; Susan Kellogg Spadt, PhD, CRNP, IF, CSC, FCST; Brooke Faught, DNP, WHNP-BC, NCMP, IF

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 20.1.021.

20.1.054 Pediatric Orthopedics: Practical Knowledge and Application for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Orthopedics, Pediatric, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Collen M. Story, MN, APRN, FNP-C; Raymond Kleposki, RN, MSN, CPNP

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. Repeatof 20.1.024

20.1.055 Building Your House Call Tool Box: Optimizing Care for Your Homebound Patients
Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
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, Technology
Speaker(s)
Speakers: Deborah Wolff-Baker, MSN, ACHPN, FNP-BC, GS-C; Paul Chiang, MD; Michael J. Kingan, DNP, AGNP-BC, CWOCN; Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA. 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.

20.1.056 Basic to Advanced Emergency HEENT Procedures Used in Urgent and Emergency Care Settings
Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Occupational Health, Primary Care, Procedures, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Dian Evans, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAAN, FAANP; Michael D. Gooch, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C

This workshop will review common HEENT emergencies and provide participants with hands-on practice performing HEENT procedures including dental blocks and treatment of dental injuries and conditions, eye examination techniques including fluorescein staining of eyes and foreign body removal. Use of devices for foreign body removal from the nose and ears, insertion of nasal packing for epistaxis, measuring intraocular pressure with the a tonometer and suturing of oral injuries. Repeat of 20.1.026.

20.1.057 The Essential Toolkit for Musculoskeletal Injections in Primary Care
Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Integrative Health, Neurology, Obesity/Weight Management, Occupational Health, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Primary Care, Procedures, Rheumatology, Travel Medicine
Speaker(s)
Laurel Short, DNP, FNP-C
This lively, fun and interactive workshop will use PowerPoint and return demonstration practice on manikin and human models to learn orthopedic injections commonly performed in the primary care setting. The workshop will include general information for injection techniques, as well as specific training for multiple injection sites. You will leave with a better understanding and confidence for these important procedures! Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Repeated in 20.2.070 and 20.3.040.
20.1.058 The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 8-Hour Course: Part 2
Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
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)
Zwaantje H. Hamming, FNP-C, CARN-AP; Miriam S. Komaromy, MD, FACP, DFASAM; Additional Speaker TBD

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine is a practical, case-based workshop designed for providers who are relatively new to the field of addiction medicine, such as primary care providers and behavioral health specialists, who see patients at risk for or with addiction.

This 8-hour live workshop is designed to be energetic and interactive. Attendees will work through session activities and cases presented by faculty with participants at their table. Sessions throughout the day will include approximately equal parts lecture, demonstration of skills and skill building. Continuation of Part 1 - 20.1.004.

 

20.1.065 Rapid Fire: Implementation of an Evidence-Based Age Specific Assessment Protocol for the Older Adult with Substance Use Problems
Time 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Gerontology
Speaker(s)
Kenneth R. McRae, DNP, MSN, RN-BC, AGPCNP, NP-C, APRN, CNP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.066 Rapid Fire: The Management of Acute Diverticulitis
Time 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Gastroenterology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.067 Rapid Fire: Do NSAIDS or Executing Exercise Decrease Local Erythema, Site Swelling and Pain After Inoculation: The NEED LESS PAIN Study
Time 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Allergy/Immunology
Speaker(s)
Laurie Housel, MSN, FNP-C, GNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.068 Rapid Fire: Pharmacology Update: Treating HIV in 2020
Time 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Infectious Disease, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.069 Rapid Fire: PHQ-9 Screening: A Discussion on Cultural Appropriateness in the Refugee Latin American Population Once They Have Migrated to the United States
Time 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Anna Jessup, DNP, APRN, FNP-C; Wendy Thal, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, APHN-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.070 Rapid Fire: Cervical Spine Pearls for Primary Care
Time 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Orthopedics, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Christopher Hemmer, DNP, ANP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.071 Rapid Fire: Development and Evaluation of a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Directed Telemedicine Program to Reduce a 30-Day Hospital Readmission Rates
Time 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Victoria Blucher, DNP, CRNP, FNP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.072 Rapid Fire: Risky Business: Evolving Evidence on Health Effects Concerning Vaping
Time 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder
Speaker(s)
Brenda Douglass, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CDE, CTTS

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.073 Rapid Fire: Leadership Development for NPs: Effective Communication and Leading Teams
Time 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Kathryn E. Kreider, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; BC-ADM

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.074 Rapid Fire: Transgender Medicine: Transitioning Through Hormones and Surgery
Time 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Aesthetic/Cosmetic Treatment, Diversity, Health Promotion/Wellness, LGBT Health, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Eugenia Soliterman, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.080 Rapid Fire: Improving Patient Care: Interpreting Urine Drug Tests
Time 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder
Speaker(s)
Estella Jo Wetzel, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.081 Rapid Fire: CKD: Taking Aim at an Epidemic with DM and HTN Management
Time 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Lisa Deloris Slade, DNP, FNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.082 Rapid Fire: Everything Old is New Again. Review of Current Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Trends
Time 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Jenni L. Hoffman, DNP, FNP-C, CLNC, FAANP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.083 Rapid Fire: Obstructive Sleep Apnea: When It Is More Than Snoring
Time 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Elisabeth Volpert, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.084 Rapid Fire: A Pain in the Neck: Cervical Radiculopathy
Time 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Neurology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Katherine Archer, APRN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.085 Rapid Fire: The Hairy Truth About PCOS Treatments
Time 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Barbara Dehn, NP, FAANP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.087 Rapid Fire: Vaping: Alarming, Accessible, Accepted
Time 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder
Speaker(s)
Erin J. Ross, DNP, MS, APRN, CNP, CORLN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.088 Rapid Fire: Preparing for the End Game: Aligning Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions With Patient's Goals
Time 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Palliative/End-of-Life
Speaker(s)
Letha M. Joseph, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, APRN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.089 Rapid Fire: The Nuts and Bolts of Sleep Studies and PAP Devices
Time 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Sleep Disorders
Speaker(s)
Melissa Carlucci, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.095 Rapid Fire: Managing the Comorbidity Risks of RA Patients on Biologic Therapy
Time 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Health Promotion/Wellness, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Rheumatology
Speaker(s)
Susan Quisenberry, DNP, APRN, CNP, FNP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.096 Rapid Fire: SleepPalooza! What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
Time 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Neurology, Sleep Disorders
Speaker(s)
Janet Severine, DNP, APRN, MBA

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.097 Rapid Fire: Hepatitis A May Be Coming to Your Neighborhood. Are You Prepared?
Time 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Infectious Disease, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Mary Koslap-Petraco, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.098 Rapid Fire: Brain Basics: Tools for Non-Contrast Head CT Interpretation
Time 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Neurology
Speaker(s)
Kathryn McNabb, DNP, AGACNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.099 Rapid Fire: Lemierre Syndrome: Often Overlooked
Time 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Otolaryngology
Speaker(s)
Cinthya Sotelo, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.100 Rapid Fire: Feasibility of Expedited Partner Therapy for High-risk Adolescents in Two Academic Pediatric Primary Care Clinics
Time 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Pediatric, Reproductive Health
Speaker(s)
Jaytoya Manget, DNP, MSPH, APRN, FNP-BC; Nadine Camp, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.101 Rapid Fire: What Could You Do With an X-waiver in Your Practice?
Time 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Elizabeth Gatewood, DNP, RN, FNP-C, CNE; Elizabeth Castillo, MPH, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.102 Rapid Fire: Guiding the Selection of an Eating Plan to Treat Obesity
Time 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Obesity/Weight Management, Primary Care, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.103 Rapid Fire: Nurse Practitioners' Knowledge Attitudes and Perceptions Regarding Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Treatment
Time 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gastroenterology
Speaker(s)
Tiffany-Mae Purdy, DNP, CRNP, FNP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.104 Rapid Fire: Integrating the 4th "P" in A Practice Nursing Education
Time 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Faculty Development/Education, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Timian M. Godfrey, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CPH; Rita D'Aoust, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.110 Rapid Fire: Initiating House Calls in Assisted Living Facilities
Time 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Convenient/Urgent Care, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness
Speaker(s)
Lisa C. Bayhi, DNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.111 Rapid Fire: Exploring the Endocannabinoid System
Time 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Pain Management
Speaker(s)
Brittany Biega, MSN, AGACNP-BC; Clarissa Michalak, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCRN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.112 Rapid Fire: Getting Parents to Say Yes! Vaccine Conversations
Time 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pediatric
Speaker(s)
Tammy Sadighi, DNP, APRN, MBA

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.113 Rapid Fire: Effectiveness of Nurse Practitioner Coordinated Group Medical Visits: Improving Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Self-management Outcomes in an Outpatient Clinic in Border Community
Time 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness
Speaker(s)
Elaine E. Attiogbe, MSN, FNP-BC, NP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.114 Rapid Fire: Multiple Drug Intolerant Hypertension: A Clinical Conundrum for Providers and Patients
Time 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular
Speaker(s)
Mary Franklin, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.115 Rapid Fire: Quality Improvement: When Life Hands a Nurse Practitioner Lemons They Instinctively Juggle Them
Time 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Health Promotion/Wellness, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
CAPT Stefanie Glenn, DNP, ANP-BC, ACNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.116 Rapid Fire: Perceptions of Social Support Among Family Caregivers of Dementia Patients Residing in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Florida
Time 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Neurology, Primary Care, Research
Speaker(s)
Cheryl Brandi, DNSc, APRN, NP-C, CDP, CADDCT

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.117 Rapid Fire: Implementing a Telehealth Program: What, When and How
Time 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care, Technology, Travel Medicine
Speaker(s)
Carolyn M. Rutledge, PhD, FNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.118 Rapid Fire: The Lowdown on LTBI (Latent Tuberculosis Infection)
Time 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Cheryl Erickson, MA, FNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.1.119 Rapid Fire: Eye Conditions That Cannot Be Missed
Time 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM (Tuesday, 6/23)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Ophthalmology
Speaker(s)
Tulay Cakiner-Egilmez, ANP, PhD, CRNP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.


Wednesday, June 24
20.2.006 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 1 Lectures - Part 1
Time 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 4.75
Additional Fee $225.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Kent D. Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP; Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Heather Meissen, ACNP, MSN, FCCM, FAANP; Rod Newman, RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Justin Speyer, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC

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 24

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 20.2.006 - Lectures - Part 1

Wednesday, June 24

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 20.2.106 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Thursday, June 25

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 20.3.036 - Lectures - Part 2

Friday, June 26

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 20.4.026 - 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.

20.2.007 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 2 Lectures - Part 1
Time 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 4.75
Additional Fee $225.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Kent D. Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP; Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Heather Meissen, ACNP, MSN, FCCM, FAANP; Rod Newman, RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Justin Speyer, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC

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 24

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 20.2.007 - Lectures - Part 1

Thursday, June 25

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 20.3.037 - Lectures - Part 2

Thursday, June 25

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 20.3.097 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Friday, June 26

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 20.4.067 - Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post-Test

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

20.2.010 Opening General Session
Time 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type General Session
CE Hours 1.5
Speaker(s)
Mr. Erik Wahl
Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized artist, TED speaker, and No. 1 bestselling author. His breakthrough experience as an artist and entrepreneur has translated into making him into one of the most sought-after corporate speakers on the circuit today. On stage, Erik’s keynote experience creates a dynamic multidimensional metaphor for how to systematically embrace innovation and risk. His message: disruption is the new normal and businesses must embrace creativity in a wholesale fashion, or risk being left behind. Erik’s presentation inspires organizations to be increasingly agile and outlines how to use disruption as a competitive advantage. Some companies will be disrupted others will choose to be the disruptor. His new book, The Spark and the Grind, activates the essential components of translating ideas into action. His breakthrough thinking has earned praise from the likes of top influencers in both art and business. Erik’s previous book, a bestseller called Unthink was hailed by Forbes Magazine as The blueprint to actionable creativity, and by Fast Company Magazine as “provocative with a purpose.” The Warhol of Wall Street, the Renoir of ROI, The Picasso of Productivity, the Jobs of … Well, Jobs. Erik discovered an alarming truth early in his career as a partner in a corporate firm: organizations that encouraged the mental discipline of creativity did better than those that did not put innovation as a priority mission. So he set out to challenge companies to change their way of thinking. In the meantime, inspired by street art, he became an acclaimed graffiti artist though he has since stopped selling his works for personal gain, and instead uses his art to raise money for charities. His keynote is where his passion for business growth and art converge into a fascinating performance.
20.2.016 Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA) in the Management of Non-Traumatic Low Back Pain Among Service Members
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Integrative Health, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Pain Management, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Amber Birkle, MAJ, AN, DNP, FNP-C, WHNP-BC; Angelyn Brown, MAJ, AN, DNP, FNP-C, WHNP-BC; Diana Costa, MAJ, AN, DNP, FNP-C, WHNP-BC ; Vonya M. Gibbons, MAJ, AN, DNP, FNP-C

Low back pain (LBP) is the second most common reason for seeking healthcare in U.S. Army active duty service members, affecting more than 150,000 soldiers annually.  LBP continues to be the leading cause of medical discharges and permanent disability affecting mission readiness and overall force lethality. Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA), a form of auricular acupuncture, is a technique in which small semi-permanent needles shaped like darts are inserted into targeted auricular points for sustained stimulation resulting in pain reduction. The evidence related to BFA is growing and continues to support auricular acupuncture as a safe and effective treatment for non-traumatic LBP. A group of Doctor of Nursing Practice family nurse practitioner students conducted an evidence-based practice project to increase the use of BFA in active duty service members with LBP. The project was designed as a multifaceted introduction and promotion of BFA in the treatment of non-traumatic LBP. 

20.2.017 Improving Quality of Life: Pain Management of the Orthopedic Patient
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Men's Health, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Zachary A. Lerner, FNP, APRN

This will help the primary care or non-orthopedic/pain provider to navigate the management of an orthopedic patient that presents to an office in either acute or chronic pain. We will review history (including past treatments that have worked or failed), physical exam, and relevant imaging to review or order to create a better plan of care. Then we will discuss a variety of treatment options ranging from physical therapy, procedures, pharmacology, and surgery as well as appropriate referrals. This will all be followed by several case studies and hopefully 10-15 minutes of questions time permitting.

20.2.018 Case Studies in ECG and Polypharmacy
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Michael D. Gooch, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C
Nurse practitioners in emergency and acute care encounter patients on numerous medications. These have beneficial effects but can also interact with other medications or lead to adverse effects. These may be manifested in the ECG tracing. Using case studies and ECGs, this presentation will review common as well as less common ECG findings which may be encountered in emergency and acute care settings.
20.2.019 Inpatient Hospital Medicine: Are You Up to Date on the Guidelines?
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/24)
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
Hospital medicine is one of the most rapidly emerging medical specialties in the United States. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioner Database (2018), over 270,000 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.
20.2.020 Enhancing Your Writing and Reviewing Expertise
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Kim Curry, PhD, FNP, FAANP; Julee Waldrop, DNP, FNP-BC, PNP-BC, CNE, FAAN, FAANP

This interactive presentation focuses on the key steps of scholarly writing and peer reviewing. The presenters will review common guides for the writing and reviewing processes and build on these with additional skills. Participants will enhance their focus in professional writing and reviewing through identifying strengths and weaknesses of example submissions and critiquing writing samples. The phases of the manuscript preparation and evaluation process will be highlighted with key action steps for each phase.

20.2.021 Keeping Injured Athletes in the Game (of Life): The Physical and Psychological Needs of the Athlete
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Shonda Phelon, DNP, FNP-BC, APMNNP-BC, GNP-BC; Jaime Ellis Gaudet, DNPc, FNP-C, RNFA
In today's world we see children starting competitive athletics earlier and earlier. In fact their identity becomes attached to their role on the team. What happens when the athlete has an injury that ends a season, or worse a career? In this lively and interactive presentation, we will explore the holistic care of the injured athlete. We will discuss how to help them heal physically and protect them from negative psychological effects of an injury. Nurse Practitioners have an advantage when caring for young athletes because of our holistic approach and focus on education. The attendee will learn techniques to use when caring for young athletes both healthy and injured.
20.2.022 Enhancing NP Knowledge of Treatment Major Depressive Disorder and Suicidality in Adolescents
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Kirstyn Kameg, DNP, PMHNP-BC; Luann Richardson, PMHNP, FNP, PhD, FAANP
Adolescent suicide is a public health crisis with estimates that suicide is the second leading cause of death in individuals between the ages of 10 and 34 (Centers for Disease Control, 2017). One of the major contributors to suicide is major depression which can often manifest differently in adolescents compared to adults. This presentation will provide an overview of the diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder and highlight the differences in adolescent presentation. Components of a suicide risk assessment in addition to safety planning will be reviewed. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options for depression will also be addressed.
20.2.023 The Nurse Practitioner and Psoriatic Disease
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Autoimmune Disorders, Dermatology, Rheumatology
Speaker(s)
Clarissa Michalak, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCRN
Psoriatic Disease includes the manifestation of skin (psoriasis) and joints (psoriatic arthritis). Approximately seven million adults within the United States have psoriasis; it is estimated that nearly half of these patients also have psoriatic arthritis. More recently, research regarding this inflammatory autoimmune disease has revealed a high correlation between other inflammatory conditions: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cancer. Appropriate management of psoriatic disease to prevent or minimize the impact of such co-morbidities requires an educated provider. This session aims to improve overall knowledge of the general provider regarding the pathology, diagnosis, and treatment options for psoriatic disease.
20.2.024 What You Do Not Know Can Harm You: What You Need to Know About Health Care Fraud
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 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
Every NP must know what health care fraud is and how to protect themselves from exposure risks. The consequences can prove detrimental to an NP career. How to identify and prevent exposure will protect the NP from unintended harm. The presenter will share real world cases highlighting the skills needed to remain practicing within prescribed boundaries. The NP will learn how to confront fraud and to develop an exit plan to preserve their practice.
20.2.025 Cardiac Diagnostic Testing: What to Order and When
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Colleen Walsh-Irwin, DNP, ANP-BC, AACC, FAANP

This presentation will use case studies to help the nurse practitioner (NP) decide on what diagnostic test to order when treating patients with a variety of different cardiac symptoms. Case studies will include scenarios that discuss what type of stress test is most appropriate, what diagnostic test to order to determine ejection fraction and what type of monitor is most appropriate for the patient with palpitations.

20.2.026 Pediatric Dermatology Update
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Dermatology, Pediatric, Primary Care, Research
Speaker(s)
Judith O'Haver, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAANP, FAAN
A discussion and review of new tools for diagnosis and treatment for common and uncommon conditions in pediatric dermatology.
20.2.028 Accurate Diagnoses, Positive Outcomes: Maximizing Nurse Practitioner Diagnostic Accuracy
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Faculty Development/Education, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Susan Corbridge, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN; Leah Burt, MS, APRN, ANP-BC
Accurately diagnosing patients is a vital, challenging skill that Nurse Practitioners (NPs) must master. Despite plentiful evidence that NPs provide high-quality care with positive patient outcomes, diagnostic error remains a pervasive, multi-disciplinary problem contributing to notable patient harm (6-17%), preventable deaths (10-15%), and disability.  Both national medical and NP authorities have issued recent calls to action, addressing the need to enrich provider education supporting diagnostic accuracy. This presentation will communicative foundational information regarding diagnostic accuracy to Nurse Practitioners, detailing types of reasoning processes as well as cognitive biases that can decrease accuracy. The importance of early diagnosis generation will be discussed, as well as support strategies available to clinicians. Subsequently, three evidenced-based, distinct diagnostic strategies (illness scripts, structured reflection, and self-explanation) will be presented and then applied to case studies, in an effort to give practicing clinicians practical tools to improve their own diagnostic reasoning accuracy.
20.2.029 Cleaning the Geriatric House: Reducing Polypharmacy
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Pharmacology, Rheumatology
Speaker(s)
Lisa Bayhi, DNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP

The world’s elderly population is rapidly increasing and the number of Americans with some combination of chronic illness, functional limitation, cognitive disability and/or frailty is becoming more prevalent. Cardiovascular disease increases incrementally with age and older patients concurrently sustain multimorbidities, resulting in the prescribing of multiple medications. These practices may lead to overall poor health outcomes, increased utilization of hospitals and emergency rooms. Management of chronic disease coupled with individualized patient-centered care goals is paramount in the reduction of hospitalizations and emergency department visits in the aging population. 

20.2.030 Vaping Induced Pulmonary Injury: Recognition and Management
Time 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Jeremy W. Wininger, MSN, AGACNP

We will briefly discuss the pathophysiology behind vaping induced lung injury as well as the common presenting symptoms, when to suspect vape induced lung injury, radiographic findings, and management. 

20.2.035 Genetics 2020: Genome Editing
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Genetics/Genomics, Research
Speaker(s)
Kenneth Wysocki, PhD, APRN, FAANP; Diane Seibert, PhD, APRN, FAAN, FAANP

Using CRISPR-Cas to repair deleterious mutations could improve health and quality of life, inexpensively, accurately and effectively which is tremendously exciting.  Healthcare professionals need to approach this new technology with caution, however because numerous ethical issues emerge when gene therapy is considered such as what diseases qualify, who pays for the therapy, as well as the very significant issues surrounding germline (eggs, sperm, embryos) editing.  When these cells are edited, the genetic change becomes permanent for future generations, and ethical issues arising include issues of safety (what if edits are made in the wrong genes/chromosomes?), informed consent (how can you consent someone who has not yet been conceived?), justice/ equity (will this only be available to the wealthy?), and whether or not research can/should be done using embryos.  

20.2.036 Take ACTION: Nurse Practitioner Toolkit for Overdose Prevention Education
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder
Speaker(s)
Gina Dahlem, PhD, FNP-C, FAANP
130 Americans are dying everyday from an opioid overdose. We will address how NPs can play a role in reducing the morbidity and mortality related to opioid overdoses. We will : 1) Describe the current opioid epidemiology and opioid legislation, 2) Summarize effective evidence-based interventions in preventing opioid overdoses, 3) Recognize risk factors to overdose and pathophysiology of an overdose, 4) compare different formulations and pharmacokinetics of naloxone, 5) Identify how to screen, prescribe naloxone, and educate patients on overdose prevention into routine clinic practice, 6) demonstrate how to engage in conversation about overdose risk and prevention with high risk patients and their family/friends, and 7) how to reduce stigma related to addiction and overdose. At the end of the presentation, the goal is for every attendee to have the resources needed to implement changes in their practice to co-prescribe naloxone and be C educators in delivering opioid overdose prevention education to their patients and the community.
20.2.037 Psychotherapy and Brief Therapeutic Interventions with Adolescents
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Pamela Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC FAANP
This presentation will begin with an overview of psychotherapeutic approaches with strong evidence from research studies to support use with adolescents. There are developmental concerns when adapting therapy modalities to adolescents. including involvement of parents. Evidence based (EB) therapies are often categorized according to a youth’s mental disorder ( i.e., EB Adolescent Psychosocial Interventions for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma related disorders, Substance Use disorders at American Academy of Pediatrics). The therapeutic approach with the strongest evidence from research studies is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The presenter will demonstrate delivery of CBT in practice with adolescents, as a brief intervention, adjunct to medication management or as the first-line intervention in PMHNP practice. Case studies will be shared. Family therapy, group therapy, bibliotherapy and use of therapeutic approaches in schools, primary care and community settings will be included.
20.2.038 Women Are Different: Understanding the Complex Female Heart
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Margo Minissian

This presentation begins with the review of endothelial cell dysfunction,  microvascular dysfunction in the endocardium, and cellular responses to injury and subsequent events in relevance to cardiovascular disease in women. Then women specific cardiovascular epidemiology including information sources, barriers to care, and outcomes of CVD. The important aspect of the review of systems specific to women and the rationales including past pregnancies, polycystic ovarian syndrome, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and breast cancer are discussed. Additional concerns including ethnic & culture, educations, genomics, psychosocial, living location and living conditions. Next the signs and symptoms of prodromal and acute presentations, risk stratification, diagnostic testing, EKG changes correlated to women are presented. Followed by CVD events of infarct or non-obstructive disease with treatment plans and support for women. Current research has proven the old paradigm of pain without obstructive disease is not cardiac disease as incorrect. Lastly, evaluation and tips on providing evidence-based care will be given through scenarios and discussion. This lecture explains this dynamic paradigm shift and provides women-specific past medical history and review of systems that impact heart disease in women. This presentation is augmented with a well-designed series of slides to help engage the participants and provide key points clearly both in verbal and visual content. Understanding the CV disease process in women has drastically changed over that last five years. Previously when women presented with persistent angina and the left heart catheterization showed non-obstructive disease, then the chest pain was felt to be non-cardiac. Current research has proven that incorrect. Women do have cardiac disease, suffer more and have poorer outcomes.

20.2.039 What's New in Technology in Diabetes
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, Primary Care, Technology
Speaker(s)
Ellie Strock, ANP-BC, FAANP, CDE
There are exciting new advances in technology for managing diabetes including continuous glucose monitoring, connected devices and tools to improve management. This presentation will focus on these new technologies and integrating them into practice to enhance clinical decision-making.
20.2.040 Obesity: Early Intervention Improves Outcomes
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Obesity/Weight Management
Speaker(s)
Sandra (Sam) 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 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.
20.2.041 Trauma-informed Primary Care for Nurse Practitioners
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Beth Kuzma, DNP, FNP-BC; Lindsay M. Cannon, MPH, MSW

NPs provide care to vulnerable populations in all care settings, many of whom have experienced adverse childhood events (ACEs). In a recent national study, approximately two-thirds of adults reported at least one ACE and over 20 percent reported three or more ACEs. ACE studies have demonstrated that these adverse experiences in childhood have a profound, cumulative effect on the health and development of individuals, therefore impacting the health of society. To provide cutting edge leadership and care, NPs need to integrate trauma-informed principles and practices into their care. This presentation will provide attendees foundational content on trauma and trauma-informed care.

20.2.042 Too Hot to Handle: Burn Care Management
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Procedures, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Surgical, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Debbie Harrell, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Through current, evidence-based information, the nurse practitioner will discover proper acute care of the burn patient. The presentation will deliver case studies that highlight the role of the NP in the initial management of a burn patient including discussion of fluid resuscitation, intubation decisions, inhalation injuries, determining burn size, and treatment interventions. Acute burn care management of the patient with a thermal injury determines both short-term and long-term outcomes, including survivability. Vivid photographs and interactive slides complement this session.

20.2.043 How to Manage Sinus Complaints While Promoting Antimicrobial Stewardship
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Otolaryngology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Maria Colandrea, DNP, NP-C, CORLN, CCRN, FAANP

Sinus complaints are very common in primary care. In the United States, acute viral rhinosinusitis accounts for 16 million office visits and affects 35 million people each year. Evidence supports that only 0.5-2% of those patients progress to an acute bacterial rhinosinusitis. However, most patients are prescribed or expect to be prescribed, antibiotics. As health care providers, it is essential to promote antimicrobial stewardship to avoid the increasing incidence of antibiotic resistance. This lecture will review the differences between allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis, acute viral rhinosinusitis, acute bacterial rhinosinusitis and chronic rhinosinusitis. We will discuss pathophysiology of these conditions, symptoms, common pathogens; focusing on evidence-based management and treatments. This lecture will also review when a primary care provider should perform diagnostic imaging and refer to an allergist or otolaryngologist.

20.2.044 A Provider's Guide to Complementary and Integrative Pain Management
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health, Pain Management, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Catherine G. Ling, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN
Given that half of primary care visits are related to pain and the opioid crisis is showing no signs of abating, it is imperative for nurse practitioners to build a tool kit to address pain management that includes complementary and integrative methods. Some methods, like yoga, mindfulness and tai chi are best practiced outside of the clinical setting. The methods highlighted in this presentation can be used and taught in primary care visits.
20.2.045 Pediatric Dyslipidemia: An Update
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Pediatric, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Casey Elkins, DNP, NP-C, CLS, FNLA
Pediatric primary health care providers are often the first primary health care point of contact for patients with dyslipidemia. Understanding the etiology, early pathophysiology and potential reversibility of atherosclerosis in pediatric patients can have long lasting effects and significantly decrease the mortality of these patients. This presentation will review up-to-date, evidence-based lifestyle and pharmacotherapeutic management of risk factors in children and adolescents with dyslipidemia.
20.2.047 Updates on the Management and Prevention of Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Dermatology, Infectious Disease, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Ruth Kleinpell PhD APRN-BC FAANP; Janet DuBois, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral disease affecting approximately 30% of persons in their lifetime, half of which are 60 years or older. Information on the identification and management of shingles is important for nurse practitioners (NPs) working in acute and primary care settings. This session will review the clinical presentation of herpes zoster, discuss updates in the management of herpes zoster, and identify prevention measures for herpes zoster, highlighting implications for nurse practitioner practice.

20.2.048 Rural and Urban Health Care - Access Issues Are More Similar Than You Think!
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Danielle Howa Pendergrass, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP; Veronica Wilbur PhD, APRN-FNP, CNE, FAANP

An accepted premise is the care of patients in rural areas have limited access to healthcare due to reduced access to facilities and providers. However, a lesser-known fact is similar issues exist in large and moderate urban settings. This session compares and contrasts rural vs. urban access to care and highlights solutions to promoting quality patient care in either setting. Objectives: 1. Identify at least two issues that impact both rural and urban healthcare settings where nurse practitioners’ practice. 2. Describe how a lack of access to care impacts on their patient population. 3. Apply one practice solution to the setting type

20.2.049 Guidelines in Screening Student Athletes for Sudden Cardiac Death Risk
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Cardiovascular, Convenient/Urgent Care, Pediatric
Speaker(s)
Anne Derouin, DNP, APRN, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP

This presentation will provide updated recommendations and clinical pearls for APRN's to consider when screening youth for participation in sports with a focus on the risks and prevalence of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD).  The presentation will highlight case studies of youth and young adults to illustrate the pathophysiology of the most common causes of SCD in youth, the guideline controversies for SCD screening, and clinical pearls for appropriate management.  The implications for clinical practice, advocacy and community support following a SCD event will be discussed as well as the implications for “return to play” for youth with a history of near SCD event.

20.2.050 Diagnosis and Management of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD)
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Brooke Faught, DNP, WHNP-BC, NCMP, IF

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is the most prevalence sexual disorder reported by women in the U.S. This comprehensive presentation will update attendees on strategies to identify patients with HSDD within their practice settings. It will better enable clinicians to screen, diagnose, and manage HSDD, a condition with biopsychosocial characteristics that negatively affects the quality of life for many women. Case studies of various women with HSDD will assess attendees' understanding of this multifaceted condition.

20.2.055 Uniformed Corps Chief Updates
Time 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Other
CE Hours 3
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s)
Additional Speakers TBD - COL Lozay Foots, III, Office of the Army Nurse Corps (invited)

Open to Active and Retired Military & USPHS Attendees ONLY

20.2.070 The Essential Toolkit for Musculoskeletal Injections in Primary Care
Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Integrative Health, Neurology, Obesity/Weight Management, Occupational Health, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Primary Care, Procedures, Rheumatology, Travel Medicine
Speaker(s)
Laurel Short, DNP, FNP-C
This lively, fun and interactive workshop will use PowerPoint and return demonstration practice on manikin and human models to learn orthopedic injections commonly performed in the primary care setting. The workshop will include general information for injection techniques, as well as specific training for multiple injection sites. You will leave with a better understanding and confidence for these important procedures! Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Repeat of 20.1.057 and Repeated in 20.3.040.
20.2.071 Basic Spanish for Health Care Professionals
Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 4
Additional Fee $100.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Diversity, Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Tracey B. Long, PhD, APRN, MS, MSN, CDE, CCRN
Now is the time for you to learn Spanish! The U.S.A. census reports that 18% of the total population reported being from Hispanic or Latino origin and this number is expected to rise. In some states, the percent is as high as 38%. This workshop prepares health care providers to effectively communicate in basic Spanish phrases. Participants will gain a primary understanding of the Spanish language, an overview of Spanish speaking cultures and the importance of holistic patient care, plus an introduction to basic pronunciation, the alphabet, grammar and vocabulary for beginning conversational Spanish. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to verbalize basic Spanish salutations, perform a basic health assessment and function with conversational medical phrases. Repeated in 20.3.041 and 20.5.040.
20.2.075 Basic Suturing: A Stitch in Time
Time 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Dermatology, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Occupational Health, Procedures, Surgical
Speaker(s)
Cynthia Durham, MSN, RNFA, ANPC
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 20.1.014 and 20.1.043; Repeated in 20.5.030.
20.2.080 Antimicrobial Update: The Basics and Beyond
Time 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 3
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Convenient/Urgent Care, Dermatology, Emergency, Gerontology, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Margaret 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. Learn the mechanism of action of the most commonly used antibiotics, how these antibiotics are most effectively prescribed, and how certain patient characteristics increase the risk of infection with a resistant pathogen.

20.2.081 COPD and Asthma: Evidence Based Update on Diagnosis and Management
Time 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Susan J. Corbridge, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN; Lori Wilken, PharmD, BCACP, AE-C, NCTTP

COPD and asthma are two of the most common diagnoses worldwide and contribute to high rates of morbidity and mortality, yet remain underdiagnosed and treated. This interactive session will provide an evidence-based overview for diagnosis and management of both COPD and asthma. Participants will learn spirometry interpretation and its role in the diagnosis and management of these common respiratory diseases. A case-based approach will be used to outline diagnosis and an evidence-based approach to management.

20.2.082 Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks & Benefits
Time 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Pain Management, Palliative/End-of-Life, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Randall Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN-CNP, FRE, FAANP; Pamela Stitzlein Davies, MS, ARNP, A/GNP, ACHPN, RN-BC, FAANP

The most recent nationally vetted standards for safe opioid prescribing are presented based on the FDA Prescriber Education blueprint and developed by CO*RE. Content discusses the 4 phases of safe prescribing standards: (1) pain assessment and screening tool use guidelines; (2) opioid trial definition and expected components including UDT, PPA & Informed Consent; (3) long term therapy, UDT and screening tool use frequencies, and (4) aspects associated with termination of care. Concepts of Red Flag behaviors and problem cases are reviewed. Pharmacology information includes CO*RE content on immediate release and long acting opioids, dose and drug family changes, equal analgesic drug conversions and abuse deterrent medications. Completion of this program and its evaluation meets many state based requirement, including Boards of Nursing, for opioid prescriber education.

20.2.083 Obesity Treatment Plans for Primary Care
Time 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Obesity/Weight Management, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Sandra (Sam) Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA

Obesity is a chronic, progressive relapsing disease. If left untreated, it worsens leading to serious complications such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, and cancer. 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 are unsure about where to begin. In this workshop, you will be given an overview of the disease of obesity and the components of comprehensive treatment. You will then build a treatment plan for patient cases that will be provided. You will learn what can be accomplished in the primary care setting given the inherent time limitations, as well as how and when to make appropriate referrals.

20.2.088 Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pharmacology, Urology/Nephrology, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Lisa Astalos Chism DNP, APRN, BC, CSC, NCMP, FAANP

This presentation describes the prevalence, physiology and treatments of genitourinary syndrome of menopause. Treatment options will include pharmacological and non-pharmacological modalities. Special cases will be discussed as well.

20.2.089 Evidence Based Guidelines to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical Spine Disorders
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Neurology, Orthopedics, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Robert Metzger, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
This presentation will be a review of cervical anatomy and a review of etiology and physiology of various spine disorders. There will be a review of radiological studies and treatment options.
20.2.090 The Sweetest Patient: Hyperglycemia in the ED
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Emergency, Endocrinology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Michael D. Gooch, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C
Hyperglycemia is often encountered in emergency care settings, it may result from diabetes, or be associated with other conditions. Differentials can include noncompliance, but also infection or ischemia to name a few. This presentation will discuss the pathophysiology, various differentials, and ED management options for the hyperglycemic patient including DKA and HHS.
20.2.091 Stimulant Induced Psychosis: Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Shonda Phelon, DNP, FNP-BC, APMNNP-BC, GNP-BC
Stimulants are among some of the most widely-used medications in the world. Stimulant medications are life-changing for many who suffer with attention deficit. These medications have many uses and benefits, but also are some of the most addictive and abused of all medications. Abuse of legally prescribed stimulants develop into abuse of illegal stimulant drugs. This presentation will examine the phenomena of stimulant induced psychosis and focus on diagnosis and management in primary care. Differential diagnoses will be examined as well as evidence-based best approaches for management of stimulant induced psychosis.
20.2.092 Navigating the Maze of Insulin Choices for Diabetic Patients
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology
Speaker(s)
Kathleen P. Wilson, PhD, APRN, CPNP, FNP-BC, PNP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP
Nurse practitioners play a major role in the management of patients with diabetes mellitus across the lifespan and in various settings. Diabetes is prevalent and costly requiring resources such as behavior modification strategies, medical nutrition therapy, and pharmacological therapies. An individualized patient-centric approach within the chronic care model focusing on adoption of diabetes self-management strategies to reach glycemic goals is the patient aim. This session will focus on management of the diabetic patient with an emphasis on insulin therapy management. After a brief review of the pathophysiology and progressive nature of diabetes, various insulin options will be explored through cases to match insulin options to the best therapeutic approach for individual patients. The goal of this presentation is to advance insulin therapy with confidence since getting to goal can be difficult.
20.2.093 Lung Cancer Screening, Pulmonary Nodules and Lung Cancer: What the NP Needs to Know
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Oncology, Radiology
Speaker(s)
Mary Pasquinelli, DNP

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

20.2.094 A Can't Miss Diagnosis: Case Studies in Tuberculosis
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Infectious Disease
Speaker(s)
LCDR Ellen Smith, NP-C, WHNP-BC, CPH, CIC, MPH, MSN, RN; CDR Tara Ross, NHDP-BC, BSN, RN
Tuberculosis is a "can't miss" diagnosis in health care settings due to its significant risk for associated morbidity and mortality as well as its potential to infect close contacts. In this presentation, we will discuss case studies from a Federal Detention Center on Tuberculosis and discuss their presentation, care, and follow-up. Cases will range from typical to atypical. In addition, we will discuss collaboration with community and transnational partners.
20.2.095 Your Patient and Cannabis: Medical and Legal Considerations
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Integrative Health, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Tracy Klein, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, FAANP
This presentation will discuss clinically based issues for the practitioner regarding cannabis including: legal status, medical use and evidence, non-medical use, cannabis use disorder, harm reduction, and drug-drug interactions.
20.2.096 Preparing NPs to Care for LGBTQ Patients With Cultural Humility Through Simulation With Standardized Patients
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Diversity, Faculty Development/Education, Health Promotion/Wellness, LGBT Health
Speaker(s)
Beth Kuzma, DNP, FNP-BC; Michelle Pardee, DNP, FNP-BC

This presentation will provide attendees a detailed outline and process for implementing a high-quality standardized patient (SP) experience to prepare learners to care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) patients with cultural humility. APRN students in an A health assessment course participated in a formative SP experience with LGBTQ identifying SPs. Students completed course readings, attended an associated lecture, practiced collected sexual health histories, and participated in the SP experience and debriefing sessions. Students reported that the experience was extremely valuable, provided exposure to patient experiences they were unfamiliar with, and helped build skills. Faculty found the experience to be enriching and valuable for their students. The SPs reported enthusiasm for being a part of this project and feeling hopeful for the future of LGBTQ health. Addititional description coming soon.

20.2.097 Male Sexual Dysfunction: Beyond Erectile Dysfunction
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Men's Health
Speaker(s)
Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP, FNP-C, FAAN, FAANP, FNAP (invited)
Description coming soon
20.2.098 Basics of Biologics
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Autoimmune Disorders, Oncology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Clarissa Michalak, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCRN

Biologics include pharmaceutical drugs manufactured in, extracted from, or semisynthesized from biological sources; one of the first biologics was insulin, entering the market in 1982. In the late 1990s, etanercept (Enbrel) revolutionized the treatment and management of rheumatoid arthritis. Over the past twenty-years, biologics have been utilized as successful treatment for a number of inflammatory conditions and autoimmune diseases, as well as cancer. They have become one of the fastest growing segments of the pharmaceutical industry. Biologics include materials derived from living organisms using biotechnology. This presentation will aim to relay the basics of biologics, including the history and production, as well as expanding use within healthcare across multiple specialties and clinical areas. The nurse practitioner will become more familiar with these medications, their management, and their impact on precision medicine and healthcare costs.

20.2.099 Rx for Caregiver Burnout: Self Compassion and Other Approaches to Restore Balance
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Health Promotion/Wellness
Speaker(s)
Kathleen S. Burkhart, MSN, APN-C, FAANP; Kathleen Bixby, MSN, CHPN

Nurse Practitioners are well trained and educated in prescribing pharmaceuticals to care for a multitude of medical conditions, however not so well versed in the prescription for addressing caregiver burnout, especially their own. The term burnout first appeared in the psychological literature 35 years ago and there continues to be a high prevalence of burnout, depression, compassion fatigue and emotional exhaustion among nurses-including APN’s. This presentation will explore approaches to how to address burnout and restore overall wellbeing.

20.2.100 Ethical Issues for NPs in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Reproductive Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Judith A. Berg, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN; Charon A Pierson, PhD, GNP, FAAN, FAANP

Nurse Practitioners face ethical dilemmas in all aspects of their clinical practice, but none so pronounced as those encountered by NPs practicing, educating, and/or researching sexual and reproductive health concerns. Bound by the ethical standards set forth in the American Nurses Association Code of ethics, NPs are further guided by standards set by the International Council of Nursing, the World Health Organization, and even analogous organizations like the Royal College of Nursing. This session will detail common ethical issues that NPs in SRH face, describe ethical practices and guidelines and apply them to NPs working in SRH, and propose alternatives to support NPs in decision making and conflict resolution related to SRH care ethics.

20.2.101 Pharmacology for Sleep: Where is the Evidence?
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pharmacology, Primary Care, Sleep Disorders
Speaker(s)
Nanette Alexander, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP
Insomnia has a financial cost to society, an emotional cost to patients and their families. These decrements include lost work productivity, lost family time and increases in work and home accidents causing harm. The 2019 Sleep in America Poll reported that Americans consider that good sleep health is related strongly related to sticking to a regular schedule. Forty-two percent relate that even 1 hour of sleep loss will affect how they physically feel and affect their productivity. Self-medication and home treatment are often used by patients seeking to improve their sleep, pharmaceutical treatment usage for insomnia has increased, from 5% in 2001 to 8% in 2009 ("Sleep in America-Health and Safety,"2009) Nurse practitioners are the first line to identify and treat these complaints. This presentation will review insomnia and sleep diagnoses, and with evidenced based pharmacological therapy with case studies.
20.2.102 PCOS Update: New Risks, Complications, Diagnostic and Management Approaches
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Obesity/Weight Management, Reproductive Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Description coming soon
20.2.103 Fellows Lecture Series: So You Want to Be a Fellow?
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Janet DuBois, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP; Diane Seibert, PhD, APRN, FAAN, FAANP

Discuss the Fellows and how to prepare to become one.

20.2.106 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 1 Skill Stations - Part 1
Time 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Kent D. Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP; Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Heather Meissen, ACNP, MSN, FCCM, FAANP; Rod Newman, RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Justin Speyer, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC
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 24

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 20.2.006 - Lectures - Part 1

Wednesday, June 24

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 20.2.106 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Thursday, June 25

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 20.3.036 - Lectures - Part 2

Friday, June 26

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 20.4.026 - 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.
20.2.110 Bites, Mites and Rashes
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Dermatology, Primary Care, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Veronica Richardson MSN, ANP-BC, DCNP
From Scabies to STARI (South Tick Associated Rash Illness), this presentation will cover some of the most common bite/mite related rashes and provide practical diagnostic and treatment strategies.
20.2.111 GERD: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gastroenterology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Kathryn Jack, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
This presentation will review Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), its etiology, risk factors, diagnosis, and its management via pharmacotherapy.
20.2.112 No Swan No Problem: Hemodynamics in the Emergency Department
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency
Speaker(s)
Carolina Tennyson, DNP, ACNP-BC, AACC

The emergency department is a dynamic environment where providers are challenged with acute problems like acute coronary syndrome, sepsis, trauma, and arrhythmia. The cornerstone of managing these critical illnesses is a functional understanding of hemodynamics. This lecture reviews fundamentals of hemodynamic physiology at the proficient level. There is discussion of a spectrum of invasive and non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring strategies including A clinical assessment, evaluation of fluid responsiveness and the use of point-of -care ultrasound. We will discuss evaluating hemodynamics in the context of the shock subtypes and other common presentations found in the emergency department.

20.2.113 COPE: A Cognitive Behavioral Skills Building Program for Adolescents and Young Adolescents
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Pamela Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
This presentation will begin with a history and overview of the basic principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as developed by Aaron Beck. There will be a review of the evidence to support CBT with adolescents and young adults, including a discussion of how CBT leverages the developmental stages of adolescence and young adulthood, when youth are at their cognitive peak. The development of COPE as an CBT based intervention for adolescent inpatients and the fine tuning of the intervention for other settings will be described. Seventeen studies support COPE as an effective intervention for adolescents and young adults with depression and anxiety. COPE is a Seven (7) Session program, with a treatment manual for Teens and one for Young Adults. Delivery of the Seven (7) session topics, (e.g., Thinking, feeling, behaving connections, Positive thinking/self-talk, Stress and Coping, Problem solving and setting goals, Dealing with emotions and effective communication) will be demonstrated with case examples from practice.
20.2.114 Knock Out Stroke with Limited Resources - YEE HAW!
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Neurology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Jason Gleason, MSN, NP-C, USAF LIEUTENANT COLONEL (RET)

Join me on an adventurous and immersive journey through the Old West as we venture into Knocking Out Stroke with Limited Resources!  Audience members are promised a riveting, fun and interactive learning experience which focuses on evidence based practice principles related to: the Impact of Stroke; Being "the Spark" to encourage and implement positive change in organizations, state and national stroke programs; Keys to Assembling an Effective Stroke Team; Synthesizing the Latest Advancements in Stroke Care and "Stoking the Big Mo" by Recognizing Stroke Heroes. All of this will be accomplished while walking through real-world stroke scenarios and an interactive gaming experience to keep audience members awake and engaged to leave them inspired and fired-up to Knock Out Stroke!

20.2.115 Coronary Artery Disease: Dare to Intervene. Stents to Chronic Total Occlusion
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular
Speaker(s)
Margaret (Midge) Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
This presentation will cover approaches to managing coronary artery disease beyond stents and percutaneous interventions. We will explore dynamic approaches to treating patients with chronic total occlusion of coronary arteries and discuss fractional flow reserve and the implications for practice.
20.2.116 Hypertension in Diverse Populations
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Diversity, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Irene Bean, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, FAANP
The presentation will explore attitudes and beliefs of hypertension in diverse populations. Disparities in hypertension and cardiovascular disease ranks high in the United States among racial/ethnic minority groups. Precursors of hypertension are preventable with lifestyle changes, yet, diverse populations are not engaging in health-related data, research, or important clinical trials. In an effort to remain generalizable to diverse populations, it is important to explore the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and multidimensional treatment among the diverse population, especially African Americans and Hispanics.
20.2.117 Assessing Outcomes of DNP Practice
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Research
Speaker(s)
Ruth Kleinpell PhD AG-ACNP-BC, FAANP FAAN; Terri L. Allison, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) nurses were envisioned to impact health and health care outcomes by implementing quality improvement initiatives, applying evidence-based practice changes, and exploring the impact of system and practice changes. However, little information exists that reports or demonstrates the outcomes of DNP practice or DNP projects. This session will discuss information related to assessing outcomes of DNP practice, including nurse practitioner (NP) roles. The results of a national study of over 1300 DNP prepared nurses, the majority of whom were NPs, will be reviewed to showcase ways of demonstrating outcomes. Implications for NP practice, education, and policy will be highlighted.

20.2.118 Traumatic Brain Injury Care for Nurse Practitioners
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Neurology, Pediatric, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Maureen Moriarty, DNP, C-ANP, APRN, FAHS, FAANP

The presentation will focus on pediatric and adult presentations examining mechanisms of injury, diagnosis, current treatment recommendations, and long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) for the primary care provider. Strategies for Nurse Practitioners in providing best care for those with TBI will be discussed.

20.2.119 Approaches to Evaluating Common ENT Problems in the Primary Care Setting
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Otolaryngology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Maria Colandrea, DNP, NP-C, CORLN, CCRN, FAANP
Otolaryngolic complaints account for 20-50% of primary care visits. This lecture will review the most common ear, nose, and throat conditions of sinusitis, hearing loss, vertigo, hoarseness and tinnitus so that these conditions can be effectively evaluated and treated in the primary care office. By then end of this course, the nurse practitioner will be able to differentiate differential diagnoses, perform appropriate physical exam techniques, order appropriate diagnostic testing in order to determine the correct treatment.
20.2.120 Management of Hypertension in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: An Evidence-Based Approach
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Irina Benenson, DNP, FNP-C; Molly J. Bradshaw, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC
Hypertension and type 2 diabetes are both common conditions that frequently coexist. Hypertension greatly increases the risk of microvascular and macrovascular complications of diabetes. Treatment of blood pressure reduces incidence of cardiovascular events and minimizes progression of renal disease in diabetic individuals. Compared to moderate BP reduction, intensive BP lowering to less than 130/80 mmHg is associated with incrementally greater benefits in most patients. The choice of antihypertensive agents in diabetic patients is based upon their ability to prevent cardiac morbidity and slow progression of nephropathy. BP control is more difficult to achieve in patients with DM than in those without DM, necessitating use of combination therapy in the majority of patients. New drug classes used for the treatment of hyperglycemia may aid in the control of HTN.
20.2.121 The State of A Practice Around the World: Results of a Global Study
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Research
Speaker(s)
Kathy J. Wheeler, PhD, RN, APRN, NP-C, FNAP, FAANP; Minna Miller, DNP, MSN, BA, RN, FNP-BC, NP(F), FAANP
The purpose of this presentation would be to present the results of a study of A practice nursing around the world. Over the past year this study was undertaken so as to understand the state of practice, education, regulation and certification for APNs globally. The results are intriguing and have practice and policy implications for those interested in understanding global A practice. The presentation will first discuss the historical parameters of the study and the need to update the information of the study, specifically the practice, education and regulation of A practice nurses around the world. Questions on certification were added to the survey in order to understand the state of certification around the world. After this discussion of the background the presentation will discuss study objectives, design, population, data collection and results. Policy and practice implications will then be reviewed.
20.2.122 Utilizing the GOLD 2020 Guidelines for COPD: Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Updates for the NP
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Palliative/End-of-Life, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Jennifer Rodgers, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP
The presentation will focus on the 2020 GOLD Guidelines for COPD to provide updates in pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of COPD in the Primary Care Setting. COPD is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States and evidenced-based guidelines are utilized only 50% of the time to manage this complex disease. The presentation will also explore Asthma COPD Overlap (ACO) and how to diagnose and individualize care to this challenging sub-set of the COPD population.
20.2.123 Dementia and Primary Care
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Neurology, Palliative/End-of-Life, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Carolyn Clevenger DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP
Dementia syndrome due to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders is currently the sixth 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 health care services. Unfortunately, the increase in health care 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.
20.2.124 Durable Medical Equipment for Medicare Beneficiaries
Time 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Wilfred Mamuya, MD, PhD; Frank Harrington, Director, Reimbursement & Regulatory Affairs, AANP

This presentation will be an introduction to Medicare DME; introduction to Medicare Administrative Contractors roles and functions; Durable Medical Equipment policies - NCDs vs. LCDs; the LCD development process; and Appeals.

20.2.128 Skills, Knowledge and Attributes for FNPs Supporting Readiness and Health
Time 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1.5
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s)
Linda A. Hagemann, DNP, WHNP/FNP-BC; COL Jenifer Meno, DNP, FNP-BC; Edgar San Luis, MSN, SANE-A, FNP-BC

This is a panel discussion with all three service subject matter Es to provide information of each service current capabilities. Each SME will provide information on the deployment on NPs within the operational field in support of readiness as well as supporting the medical readiness platforms. This forum will allow the team to provide updates of the work being done by service as well as a joint capability that focuses on knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Concluding the discussion will be further discussion on the future of the NP to support the MHS and questions from the audience.

20.2.132 Rapid Fire: Improving 4th Trimester Care in the Community Health Setting
Time 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Health Promotion/Wellness, Pediatric, Primary Care, Reproductive Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Emily Headrick, MSN, FNP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.2.133 Rapid Fire: Wacky, Wobbly and Wet: Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Time 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Neurology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Tiffany Trent, DNP, AGACNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.2.134 Rapid Fire: Assessing Attitudes: Does LGBTQ Education Improve Awareness Among Healthcare Teams?
Time 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
LGBT Health
Speaker(s)
Laura M. Willis, DNP, APRN-CNP; CMSRN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.2.135 Rapid Fire: Management of Male Scrotal Disorders: Hematocele, Hydrocele, Spermatocele and Varicocele
Time 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Men's Health, Primary Care, Reproductive Health, Urology/Nephrology
Speaker(s)
Daniel Blaz, DNP, FNP-C

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.2.136 Rapid Fire: Helping Women Manage Bulk Symptoms: Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Time 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Radiology, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Kathryn M. Al-Hafian, ARNP

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.2.142 Region 1 Meeting (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT)
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (20.2.153) for news on the international role developments.

20.2.143 Region 2 Meeting (NJ, NY and Puerto Rico)
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (20.2.153) for news on the international role developments.

20.2.144 Region 3 Meeting (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA and WV)
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (20.2.153) for news on the international role developments.

20.2.145 Region 4 Meeting (KY, NC, SC and TN)
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (20.2.153) for news on the international role developments.

20.2.146 Region 5 Meeting (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH and WI)
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (20.2.153) for news on the international role developments.

20.2.147 Region 6 Meeting (AR, LA, OK and TX)
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (20.2.153) for news on the international role developments.

20.2.148 Region 7 Meeting (IA, KS, MO and NE)
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (20.2.153) for news on the international role developments.

20.2.149 Region 8 Meeting (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT and WY)
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (20.2.153) for news on the international role developments.

20.2.150 Region 9 Meeting (AZ, CA, HI, NM, NV and Pacific U.S. Territory)
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (20.2.153) for news on the international role developments.

20.2.151 Region 10 Meeting (AK, ID, OR and WA)
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (20.2.153) for news on the international role developments.

20.2.152 Region 11 Meeting (AL, FL, GA, MS and U.S. Virgin Islands)
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Function of AANP

Come hear about the regional and state-level policy issues impacting your practice. AANP Regional Board Directors and State Representatives will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for the "Other Counties" session (20.2.153) for news on the international role developments.

20.2.153 Other Countries Meeting (Regions Outside of U.S. or Its Territories)
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Patricia R. Maybee, EdD, NP, FAANP

Come hear about the regional policy issues impacting your practice. AANP leadership will provide highlights of current and ongoing action. International attendees are encouraged to register for this session.

20.2.156 Department of Veterans Affairs NP Forum
Time 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Other
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s)
Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP, FNP-C, FAAN, FAANP, FNAP; Christine A. Engstrom, PhD, CRNP, FAANP

This session will provide NPs working within the VHA Healthcare System a snapshot of the APRN Practice goals for FY2020. Goal 1: Promote APRN Practice/Communication. Establishing a quarterly APRN newsletter, launching a new APRN website, participating in quarterly APRN national calls and educational offerings. Bi-directional communication in the field is essential to meet the mission of VHA. Goal 2: Formulate APRN Qualification Standards. The development of APRN qualification standards will allow CNPs, CNSs and CNMs to be evaluated in provider-level clinical practice, leadership, and professional development. The APRN council will assist in moving the additional three roles of APRN practice forward as these APRNs are currently evaluated using the RN Qual standards. Goal 3: Create a NP orientation and Mentoring Program. Goal 4: Complete FPA Implementation.

20.2.158 Rapid Fire: Photobiomodulation Therapy: A Viable Treatment Option for Cancer Patients with Oral Mucositis
Time 4:35 PM - 4:55 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Oncology, Pain Management, Technology, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Kelly Watson Huffer, DNP, AGPCNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.2.159 Rapid Fire: Managing Postoperative Pain While Limiting Opioid Prescriptions
Time 4:35 PM - 4:55 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pain Management, Surgical
Speaker(s)
Deborah Tedesco, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, AP-PMN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.2.160 Rapid Fire: Review of the Updated 2019 Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Guidelines
Time 4:35 PM - 4:55 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Health Promotion/Wellness
Speaker(s)
Christina Bricker, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAHA

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.2.161 Rapid Fire: A Novel Approach to Increasing Access to Mental Health Services by Dual Certified Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
Time 4:35 PM - 4:55 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Barbara Dominguez, FNP-BC

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.2.162 Rapid Fire: Intimate Partner Violence Screening for LGBTQ and Heterosexual Young Adults Living with HIV: A Quality Improvement Project
Time 4:35 PM - 4:55 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Rapid Fire
CE Hours 0.33
Therapeutic Area(s)
Domestic Violence, Infectious Disease
Speaker(s)
Tara D. Brown, APN

Rapid Fire presentations are 20 minutes in length and are meant to deliver quick, high quality content. They are scheduled as standalone presentations. Note: Rapid Fire presentations include a 15-minute lecture with 5-minute Question and Answer.

20.2.168 Acute Care Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care
Speaker(s)
Patrick Laird, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC (to be invited); Paula McCauley DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP (to be invited)

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

20.2.169 Cardiology Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Cardiovascular
Speaker(s)
Margaret Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP; Colleen Walsh-Irwin, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, AACC, FAANP

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

20.2.170 Convenient and Urgent Care Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care
Speaker(s)
Kristene Diggins, DNP, MBA, FAANP, CNE, NEA-BC, DCC; Catherine Tuorto, FNP-C (to be invited)

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

20.2.171 Dermatology Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Dermatology
Speaker(s)
Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, C-PNP, DCNP, FAANP

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

20.2.172 Emergency Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Emergency
Speaker(s)
Dian Evans, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP, FAANP; Paula Tucker, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C

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

20.2.173 Endocrine Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology
Speaker(s)
Angela Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE, FAANP; Melanie E. Mabrey, DNP, ACNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDTC, FAANP

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

20.2.174 Entrepreneur Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Danielle Pendergrass, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP; Stephen Roller, DHA, APRN-CNP, CENP, FACHE, FAANP

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

20.2.175 Gastroenterology Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gastroenterology
Speaker(s)
Kathryn Jack, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

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

20.2.176 Health Informatics and Telehealth Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Technology
Speaker(s)
Tearsanee C. Davis, DNP, FNP-BC; Susan Conaty-Buck, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

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

20.2.177 International Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Diversity
Speaker(s)
Kathy J Wheeler, PhD, RN, APRN, NP-C, FNAP, FAANP (to be invited); Cathy M. St. Pierre, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP (to be invited)

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

20.2.178 Neurology Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Neurology
Speaker(s)
Calli Cook, MSN, FNP-C; Maureen Moriarty, DNP, C-ANP, APRN, FAHS, FAANP

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

20.2.179 Obesity Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Obesity/Weight Management
Speaker(s)
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP; Joy Pape, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CDE, WOCN, CFCN, FAADE, CILC

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

20.2.180 Occupational and Environmental Health Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Occupational Health
Speaker(s)
Jean Aertker, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, COHN-S, FAANP; Maria A. Amaya, RN, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP

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

20.2.181 Orthopedics Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Orthopedics
Speaker(s)
Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP; Laurel Short, DNP, MSN, APRN, NP-C

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

20.2.182 Pain Management Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pain Management
Speaker(s)
Heather Jackson, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

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

20.2.183 Psych and Mental Health Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Pam Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP; Teena McGuinness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

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

20.2.184 Pulmonary and Sleep Specialty Practice Group (SPG)
Time 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type SPG
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Sleep Disorders
Speaker(s)
Nanette Alexander DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP; Annie Perng, CRNP, CWOCN;

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

20.2.205 Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings - Service Specific Issues: Air Force
Time 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1.5
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s)
Speaker TBD

Open to Active and Retired Military & USPHS Attendees ONLY

20.2.206 Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings - Service Specific Issues: Army
Time 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1.5
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s)
COL Lozay Foots, III, Office of the Army Nurse Corps

Open to Active and Retired Military & USPHS Attendees ONLY

20.2.207 Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings - Service Specific Issues: Navy
Time 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1.5
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s)
Speaker TBD

Open to Active and Retired Military & USPHS Attendees ONLY

20.2.208 Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings - Service Specific Issues: USPHS
Time 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM (Wednesday, 6/24)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1.5
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s)
Speaker TBD

Open to Active and Retired Military & USPHS Attendees ONLY


Thursday, June 25
20.3.004 Student Networking Breakfast: Five Things All NP Students Should Know
Time 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Other
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Speaker Panel and Topics: Certification: Rick Meadows, CEO, AANPCP; Certification Exam Preparation: Amelie Hollier, CEO & President, APEA; Employment Search Preparation: Jim Cook, Director of Career Services, AANP Job Center; Licensing/Credentialing/Privileging: Tay Kopanos, VP of SGA, AANP; Professional Career/AANP Resources: Diane Padden, VP Professional Practice, AANP

Important Note: This session is open to NP students and Post-Master's students only.

From cap and gown to clinical practice, five things all NP and Post-Master's students should know. We welcome students to join us for a presentation including information on major role transition milestones such as exam preparation, certification, credentialing and privileging as well as job search.

20.3.010 Spondylolisthesis and Spondylosis
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Neurology, Orthopedics, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Robert Metzger, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
This presentation will be a review of lumbar anatomy. Information will be provided regarding etiology, physiology and diagnosis of these two lumbar disorders. There will be a review of radiological studies to assist in identification. Treatment options also will be reviewed.
20.3.011 Don't Make a Rash Decision: A Review of Acute Onset Exfoliating and Necrotizing Disease Case Studies
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Dermatology, Infectious Disease, Pediatric, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Debbie Harrell, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Discover evidenced-based practices for the initial management of pediatric patients with complex skin conditions through current case studies of necrotizing fasciitis (also known as flesh-eating bacteria), purpura fulminans, staphylococcal scaled skin syndrome (SSSS), erythema multiform (EM), Stephens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). This unique selection of case studies includes background information, etiology, diagnoses, treatment interventions and vivid photographs. Appropriate assessment and treatment of acute onset exfoliating and necrotizing diseases can reduce permanent scarring, save a child’s limb(s) or even his/her life.

20.3.012 You're So HOT! Hyperthermic Emergencies
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency
Speaker(s)
Michael D. Gooch, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C
A patient presents with altered mental status and an elevated core temperature. What do you do? What are your differentials? These are some of the aspects which will be covered as we review the differentials and management options for the hyperthermic patient in emergency and acute care settings.
20.3.013 Decisional Capacity
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Palliative/End-of-Life, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Michelle McGuire, PsyD

This presentation will define medical decision making capacity. It will explore informed consent, identify patients who are at risk for impaired decision making capacity, and explore the evaluation process and assessment tools used in determining decisional capacity.

20.3.014 Giving Effective Feedback in the Clinical Setting
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Suzanne Alton, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

This presentation is relevant to practicing NPs because we need to give effective feedback when precepting students, communicating with colleagues, leading staff, and even when interacting with patients. Many NPs shy away from giving meaningful feedback. This presentation addresses how to deliver feedback so that it can be heard more easily. The presentation also tackles the uncomfortable situation of giving “negative” feedback, including to those who think they are performing well when they are not.

20.3.015 Getting a Leg Up on Skin Disease: Common Lower Extremity Skin Diseases
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Autoimmune Disorders, Dermatology, Oncology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Jeremy Honaker, PhD, MSN, FNP-C, CWOCN

Is the rash cellulitis or venous insufficiency? Is the rash cancerous or dermatitis? Health care 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 presentation, 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.

20.3.016 Supporting the Health Care Needs of Your Lesbian and Bisexual Patients
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Diversity, Health Promotion/Wellness, LGBT Health, Reproductive Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Jennifer Korkosz, DNP, WHNP-BC, APRN; Andrea J. Fuller, DNP, FNP, APRN
The Institute of Medicine’s health goals for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population has brought a growing awareness of health care disparity among sexual minorities. Current literature discusses often missed opportunities to adequately screen for health-risks, treatment of sexually-transmitted/associated infections and cancer screening in lesbian and bisexual woman. Well-recognized stigma and behaviors on the part of both clinicians and patients play a role in healthcare being delayed or avoided in this medically underserved population. In general, clinicians lack the background, education or competence in providing inclusive healthcare for these women. Lesbian & bisexual women have higher than usual incidence of smoking, substance abuse & obesity. With limited curriculum and training inclusion related to their healthcare needs, clinicians must be prepared to offer care in a culturally and clinically C way to optimally meet these population
20.3.017 Diabetes Technology: The What, Who, When, and How of Insulin Pumps and Glucose Sensors
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, Primary Care, Technology
Speaker(s)
Angela Thompson DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE, FAANP

Diabetes Technology is rapidly growing field that has produced many innovative products over the last several years. These advances in diabetes technology has streamlined much of the work that goes into diabetes care and management for both the clinician and the patient.  Insulin pumps and glucose sensors are two of the most profound discoveries in the last decade that has been shown to reduce the burden of living with diabetes while improving glycemic control and delaying the onset of complications.  This presentation will provide participants with an overview of the available insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, the benefits associated with their use, proper patient selection and set-up, as well as practice resources for ongoing management.  

20.3.018 Medical Marijuana and Over-the-Counter CBD Products for Chronic Pain: What's the Evidence?
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Pain Management, Palliative/End-of-Life
Speaker(s)
Megan Filoramo, MSN, FNP, APN-C
Use of medical marijuana and over-the-counter cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming more and more commonplace across the country due to legalization and ease of access. This presentation examines the current evidence on how the components of Cannabis work on pain and inflammation, the potential side effects and risks, and the legal issues that may arise. It will equip the NP with the necessary information needed to continue to provide excellent and safe care to patients that may be looking for new options to manage their pain.
20.3.019 Sex, Intimacy and Affairs of the Heart: Recommendations for Sexual Activity in the Cardiac Patient
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular
Speaker(s)
Leslie Sharpe, DNP, FNP-BC
This presentation will provide an overview of the problem, address general safety concerns, review physiological responses during sexual activity, and barriers to sexual activity. Evidence-based recommendations from current AHA guidelines will be presented. A brief review of cardiovascular drugs and sexual function will be provided. Strategies for addressing sexual concerns and addressing sexual function will be shared and discussed. Finally, essential components of sexual counseling will be reviewed.
20.3.020 Point of Care Ultrasound: A Practice Applications in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Radiology
Speaker(s)
Susanna Rudy, DNP, MFS, AG-ACNP, FNP, ENP, CCRN; Brooke Bailey, DNP, AGACNP, AGCNS
What once we could only hear, we now can see. Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is the technology that allows us to visualize the presence of disease or pathology that could be contributory to a patients presenting complaint. The application of this technology is rapidly evolving to be the most revolutionary change to the practice of medicine since the invention of the stethoscope over 200 years ago. All A practice providers, regardless of specialty, are capable of learning and incorporating this fundamental skill into daily practice and should be trained in the application of POCUS to the ability of their scope of practice. This presentation will review concepts of point of care ultrasound, discuss the application of POCUS to emergent and critical care case studies and provide an interactive demonstration with hands on techniques of the focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST), extended FAST (E-FAST), Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FOCUS) exams.
20.3.021 Treatment of Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Health Promotion/Wellness, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Sleep Disorders, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Ann E. Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAASM
This presentation will highlight the symptoms of mild sleep apnea, review appropriate assessment and diagnostic testing, and discuss treatment approaches. Because mild obstructive sleep apnea often presents as complaints of insomnia and fragmented sleep in normal weight post-menopausal women, information will be provided about appropriate screening in this population.
20.3.022 Vape or Vice: Are We Substituting One Dependence for Another?
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Health Promotion/Wellness
Speaker(s)
Sheila Gahan, FNP-C, DNS
This session will provide the Advance Practice Nurse guidance for the recognition and management of patients utilizing Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, (ENDS); or vaping. Discussion will include the history and evolution of the devices, as well intended use. In the midst of recent widespread news reports of the dangers associated with vaping; current theories, knowledge, and proposals will be offered.
20.3.023 New and Re-emerging Sexually Transmitted Infections: How Do You Manage?
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Men's Health, Primary Care, Reproductive Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Daisy. G. Mullassery, DrNP, MSN, WHNP-BC; Padmavathy Ramaswamy, PhD, MSN, 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 the 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.

20.3.024 Global State of A Practice Nursing
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Speaker(s)
Kathy J. Wheeler, PhD. RN, APRN, NP-C, FNAP, FAANP

Description coming soon

20.3.028 Punch and Shave Biopsies for Primary Care
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Dermatology, Procedures, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Tracy Langley, DNP, APRN-CNP
Concerns for 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 referral. Participants in this workshop will be able to distinguish between the punch and shave biopsy and their proper use. This workshop will provide demonstration of the punch and shave technique with the opportunity for return demonstration. Cryotherapy is an established method of managing many common skin complaints. This method of treatment will also be discussed and participants will have the opportunity for practice. 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.
20.3.030 What Is Race & Why Does It Matter? Race and Primary Care
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Diversity, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Juliette G. Blount, MSN, ANP
What Is Race & Why Does It Matter in Primary Care? Seeks to unpack the concept of race by exploring how we as individuals, as health care providers, and as a society define race. Through a deeper knowledge of the complexities of this important topic, participants can begin to understand how race impacts the care we provide, patients' perceptions, experience, and health outcomes. This interactive workshop dives deep into the exploration of racial health disparities and offers 4 steps to improve the implementation of Primary Care and Preventative Health Guidelines for patients of color.
20.3.031 Coding and Reimbursement for Primary Care
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Expert
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Lynn Rapsilber, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP
Every NP has fiscal responsibility to a practice. Understanding the nuances to coding and reimbursement will secure revenue streams and prevent audits. The NP who masters this will create a positive revenue stream for their practice. Leaving money on the table can mean the difference between keeping a practice open or closing its doors which can have a negative impact on the community. This presentation will educate the NP to the nuances of coding and reimbursement. Each NP plays a pivotal role in generating revenue for a practice. The presentation will educate the NP on how to correctly bill for services. The NP will learn what triggers an audit an how to avoid the pitfalls of not coding correctly.
20.3.036 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 1 Lectures - Part 2
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 4
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Kent D. Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP; Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Heather Meissen, ACNP, MSN, FCCM, FAANP; Rod Newman, RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Justin Speyer, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC
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 24

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 20.2.006 - Lectures - Part 1

Wednesday, June 24

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 20.2.106 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Thursday, June 25

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 20.3.036 - Lectures - Part 2

Friday, June 26

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 20.4.026 - 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.
20.3.037 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 2 Lectures - Part 2
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 4
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Kent D. Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP; Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Heather Meissen, ACNP, MSN, FCCM, FAANP; Rod Newman, RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Justin Speyer, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC
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 24

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 20.2.007 - Lectures - Part 1

Thursday, June 25

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 20.3.037 - Lectures - Part 2

Thursday, June 25

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 20.3.097 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Friday, June 26

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 20.4.067 - Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post-Test

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Important Notes: There will be a lunch break each day (on your own and not in the workshop). A course textbook is required for each participant and is included in the $200.00 fee. Payment is due at time of conference registration. Once you have received the textbook and other materials in early May, no refund is available for course if cancelled by the registrant. You will receive a completion certificate in this course only if you attend and complete the entire course and pass the post-test. The certificates will be mailed from SCCM.
20.3.040 The Essential Toolkit for Musculoskeletal Injections in Primary Care
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 3.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Integrative Health, Neurology, Obesity/Weight Management, Occupational Health, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Primary Care, Procedures, Rheumatology, Travel Medicine
Speaker(s)
Laurel Short, DNP, FNP-C
This lively, fun and interactive workshop will use PowerPoint and return demonstration practice on manikin and human models to learn orthopedic injections commonly performed in the primary care setting. The workshop will include general information for injection techniques, as well as specific training for multiple injection sites. You will leave with a better understanding and confidence for these important procedures! Important Note: Active sportswear clothing recommended. Repeat of 20.1.057 and 20.2.070.
20.3.041 Basic Spanish for Health Care Professionals
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 4
Additional Fee $100.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Diversity, Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Tracey B. Long, PhD, APRN, MS, MSN, CDE, CCRN
Now is the time for you to learn Spanish! The U.S.A. census reports that 18% of the total population reported being from Hispanic or Latino origin and this number is expected to rise. In some states, the percent is as high as 38%. This workshop prepares health care providers to effectively communicate in basic Spanish phrases. Participants will gain a primary understanding of the Spanish language, an overview of Spanish speaking cultures and the importance of holistic patient care, plus an introduction to basic pronunciation, the alphabet, grammar and vocabulary for beginning conversational Spanish. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to verbalize basic Spanish salutations, perform a basic health assessment and function with conversational medical phrases. Repeat of 20.2.071 and Repeated in 20.5.040.
20.3.045 Child/Adolescent Mental Health Seminar: Implement Effective Brief Interventions Into Your Practice
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 3.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pediatric, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Pamela Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP; Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
This seminar will cover screening and evidence based (EB) interventions for children and adolescents who present to primary care with common mental health concerns. We will identify EB screening tools for anxiety, depression and trauma. We will demonstrate how to conduct a “risk assessment” for patient safety and establish a clinical action plan for patients who endorse suicidal ideation. We will identify EB interventions we use in practice, both worksheets to address common concerns that come up in routine pediatric visits and the evidence-based intervention, based on cognitive behavioral therapy, that we use routinely with children and adolescents in 20-30-minute sessions. We will demonstrate delivery of these interventions. Handouts will include our “toolbox" of mental health worksheets for practice. We will review coding and billing RT these services. The last hour will be for participants to practice the interventions with presenters available for questions and feedback.
20.3.046 Comparing and Contrasting the Basic and Clinical Pharmacology of Opioid and Non-opioid Analgesics
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 3.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Alan P. Agins, PhD
This is a review of the recognized and subtle pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic differences between the most widely used opioids in pain management with emphasis on key differences regarding drug safety, efficacy and tolerability for any given patient. We will include a discussion of patient variability and specific opioid differences that can impact clinical outcomes, including the role of potency and differences between agents with respect to metabolism, pharmacogenetics and drug interactions as well as the importance of renal function with select agents. Next, we will have a review and update of non-opioid analgesics including NSAIDs, acetaminophen and adjunct drugs (i.e., antidepressants, antiepileptics and topicals) with discussion of appropriate patient selection, options for cardiovascular (CV) and/or gastrointestinal (GI) risk reduction from NSAIDs including topical NSAIDs, use of concurrent H2, blockers, PPIs and low-dose aspirin. Lastly, we will examine the mechanisms of action and rationale for use of select antiepileptics and antidepressants used as monotherapy or add-on therapy in neuropathic and other chronic pain conditions. Repeated in 20.6.018.
20.3.050 Analyzing Complex Cases in Traumatic Injury and Illness
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Surgical
Speaker(s)
Anthony M. Angelow, PhD, CRNP, ACNPC, AGACNP-BC, CEN, FAEN
Traumatically injured patients are more than just fractures, hypovolemic shock, and intracranial bleeds. While these life-threatening injuries usually take priority, an astute provider must also consider all the medical issues which may have caused or complicate a traumatic injury. Failure to take a holistic approach to trauma patients can result in poor patient outcomes, further injury, and long-term complications. This presentation will provide the nurse practitioner with the ability to analyze, implement, and evaluate evidence-based surgical and medical management strategies for the trauma patient population. In addition, this presentation will discuss a holistic approach to caring for this patient population.
20.3.051 Finding Zebras in Laboratory Tests
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Hematology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Margaret Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP

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

20.3.052 Austere Medicine: How Wilderness Medicine Enhances Remote Health Care and Operational Readiness
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s)
Melissa Boetig, MAJ, DNP, FNP-C, FAWM, DiMM

Wilderness medicine is a specialty that applies to many areas of medicine and exists in expands to 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 these 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.

20.3.053 Fixing What's Broken: DNA Maintenance and Repair
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Genetics/Genomics, Health Promotion/Wellness
Speaker(s)
Kenneth Wysocki, PhD, ARNP, FAANP; Diane Seibert, PhD, APRN, FAAN, FAANP

The health of any organism is directly correlated with its ability to repair damaged DNA. There are two important components for DNA health and repair:  DNA adducts and telomeres.  Adducts cause DNA damage by attaching additional chemical structures to DNA molecules.  Telomeres are regions of repetitive nucleotide sequences at each end of a chromosome (like the end of a shoelace) that protect the end of the chromosome from fraying or fusing with neighboring chromosomes. Many factors influence how healthy people will be throughout their (short or long) lives.  Chemical exposure can create adducts on DNA increasing risk for cancer and other disease.  Stress shortens telomeres and blocks telomere remodeling.  Environmental exposures and life events such as lack of sleep, little exercise, poor diet, chemical exposure (including pharmacologic agents), negative thoughts, and poor relationship quality also negatively impact DNA health and reduce longevity through both adducts and telomere changes. This presentation explores the growing body of evidence that supports health at the most fundamental level, DNA function, environmental/nutritional exposure and telomere protection.

20.3.054 Your AAA Playbook: How to Identify and Differentiate Anxiety ADHD and Autism in Your Pediatric Patients
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Neurology, Pediatric, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Lisa Beauvois, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
In caring for our Elementary years pediatric patients, the differentiation between Anxiety, ADHD and mild Autism can be a challenge. This presentation will review DSM-V criteria for each condition and offer a comprehensive approach to help pediatric providers hone their diagnostic skills in making the correct diagnosis. Screening measures and guidelines on when to refer for specialized care will be presented. Although there will be a brief discussion on evidence-based treatment approaches, pharmacological management of these conditions will not the main focus on this presentation.
20.3.055 Tattoo Trials and Tribulations
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Dermatology, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Diane Hanna, DNP, DCNP, FNP-c

Tattooing comes with high risk of adverse events that mainly manifest as acute and chronic dermatological disorders. We will discuss the most common adverse events, acute and chronic management and the pros and cons of treatment approaches. Case presentations will be reviewed.

20.3.056 Oh My Aching Head: Treatment in the Acute Care Setting
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Neurology
Speaker(s)
Katherine Archer, MSN, APRN, FNP, CNRN; Michelle L. Bailey, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Description coming soon
20.3.057 Are Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Safe to Prescribe? An Update on PPI Prescribing Safety
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Gastroenterology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Kimberly Kearns, MS, APRN, ANP-BC

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) are one of the most common prescribed medications, knowledge of appropriate use of PPI therapy remains essential in clinical practice for A practice providers. Recently there have been multiple studies that have questioned the safety regarding use of PPI therapy. As a provider it is imperative to understand the data presented about PPI safety as to appropriately educate our patients regarding perceived risk versus actual risk. This one-hour pharmacology case-based lecture will evaluate the indications and dosing of PPI therapy, examine side effects and provide an in-depth review of current safety data.

20.3.058 Integrated Primary and Behavioral Care: Why Nursing Leadership is Essential
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Kathleen (Kathy) Delaney, PhD, PMHNP

This presentation reviews the current models of integrated primary and behavioral health care. I discuss anticipated outcomes as well as the expectations for expanding integrated care; with a particular focus on federal incentives to create medical home networks. Taking a population health focus, potential shortfalls of current integrated care models are suggested.  To address these shortfalls nursing leadership is critical, particularly refining the current time parameters for primary care patient throughput. To facilitate the critical elements that support clients’ mental well being will require not only time but effective use of the interdisciplinary team. 

20.3.059 Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Chronic Conditions
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Sleep Disorders
Speaker(s)
Nancy S. Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
This purpose of this presentation is to discuss the importance of sleep disturbance across the trajectory of chronic conditions. We will discuss the role of sleep disturbance as a biobehavioral risk factor for chronic conditions and importance of sleep disturbance across the trajectory of acute and chronic conditions. We will also provide examples of evidence-based community interventions to promote healthy sleep.
20.3.060 Diagnosis and Management of Interstitial Lung Disease
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Autoimmune Disorders, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Joseph Lasky, MD

Description coming soon

20.3.061 Alcohol: Why are We Still Talking About It? Preventing Alcohol-exposed Pregnancies Takes Us All!
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Adolescent Health, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pediatric, Primary Care, Reproductive Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Marilyn Pierce-Bulger, FNP-BC, CNM, MN

High rates of unintended pregnancy, increased high dose/binge pattern alcohol use by reproductive age women, and health care providers missing opportunities to talk about alcohol use in their routine practice combine to increase the risk of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). FASD is a range of impacts that result in attention, learning, behavior, and social difficulties that are often misdiagnosed. Current prevalence estimates indicate that up to 1 in 20 school age children in the U.S. may have this preventable disability. This session will discuss the complexities of addressing alcohol as a physical and behavioral teratogen in a society where its’ use is common, will describe the signs and symptoms of the brain-based impairments that can result from prenatal alcohol exposure, and will share best practices for preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies by using creative, motivational alcohol screening and brief intervention techniques.

20.3.062 Telehealth: The Essential "T"s for the Nurse Practitioner (NP) Provider
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Cardiovascular, Primary Care, Technology
Speaker(s)
Debbi Lindgren-Clendenen, RN, MN, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, APRN, CNP, APNP
As telehealth continues to be integrated into the current health care practice arena, NPs should not only be aware of, but also proficient with current technologies and their application as another method of conducting patient visits. The current health care climate is pushing telehealth usage as the "be all, end all" for meeting various patient metrics. Is your telehealth practice measuring up to and achieving its potential? This presentation will help the NP define, measure and enhance their telehealth practice by sharing the essential Ts -Tools, Tips, Techniques and more!
20.3.063 HIV Prevention in Primary Care: When If Not Now
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health, Men's Health, Primary Care, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Kathleen Woodruff, DNP, ANP-C; Benita Walton-Moss, PhD, FNP-BC
The purpose of this presentation is to focus on the important strides that have been achieved in the area of HIV prevention and to improve the willingness of primary care providers in providing these treatments. Prep, pre-exposure prophylaxis, must be discussed and available in the primary care setting if we expect to positively impact the transmission of HIV. Condom use and safer sex practices need to be stressed, but in an age where pharmacologic agents are available to assist with decreasing HIV transmission. A therapeutic patient-provider encounter is essential. Implications for the use of pharmacology therapy across the lifespan will be addressed in this presentation. Additionally, the specifics on how to screen, prescribe and manage patients receiving Prep will be presented.
20.3.064 Trauma-Informed Care: Engaging Traumatized Patients in their Health Care
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, Primary Care, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Annie Lewis-O’Connor PhD, NP-BC, MPH, FAAN

Traumatic life experiences are highly prevalent and cause a substantial impact on health and mortality in the US and worldwide. In order to mitigate these negative effects, healthcare providers of adult patients must recognize the wide range of ways in which trauma may affect an individual’s life. Despite strong evidence of the prevalence and health impacts of trauma, there is a lack of consensus about how best to identify trauma histories in adult medical patients.  Repeated exposure to trauma has a profound impact on health and well-being. Evidence from research has expanded our understanding of the pathways by which toxic stress impacts neurologic, immune, endocrine, autonomic, inflammatory, and metabolic processes.  The complex physiologic impacts of toxic stress, in association with exogenous factors including disparate access to healthcare and other resources, contribute to the increased burden of disease and mortality that results from traumatic exposures. Trauma-informed care is a theoretical framework that offers a shift in healthcare delivery that promotes more meaningful and informed approaches, health equity and social justice.

20.3.065 How NPs Can Get Involved in Disaster Preparedness
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Emergency, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Travel Medicine
Speaker(s)
MAJ Brandon Lee, MSN, FNP-C; CAPT James LaVelle Dickens, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Will give an overview of opportunities for nurse practitioners to be involved in disasters. Will give information on military and civilian with domestic and international opportunities to get involved. 

20.3.070 Managing the Sickle Cell Patient in the ED: No They are Not All Drug Seekers!
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Diversity, Emergency, Hematology, Pain Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Elda G. Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP, FAEN, FAAN

This timely presentation will discuss the management of patients with sickle cell disease and their management in the emergency department. National focus on the opioid crisis has affected nurse practitioner management of pain for patients who do experience pain. The presenter will discuss recent findings and treatment modalities for our patients who suffer with excruciating pain and are often under treated for the real disease of sickle cell. 

20.3.071 Psychiatric Testing
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Adolescent Health, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health, Neurology, Obesity/Weight Management, Occupational Health, Pediatric, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Michelle McGuire, PsyD

This presentation will explore psychological testing and why it is important. It will include a description of the different domains psychological testing can assess, and how this can inform primary care. It will identify aspects of a psychological test battery, report, and recommendations.

20.3.072 This Could Be You: Understanding How to Protect Your License
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Melanie Balestra, JD, NP, MN
Most NPs think that a malpractice suit against them can destroy their practice. However, the NP can survive the malpractice action and continue to practice. If a settlement occurs or the NP is found guilty, the action is then presented to the BON. This is where loss of license and a career can take place. This presentation will discuss the most common mistakes that NPs can make which affect their license and risk management strategies to prevent these mistakes from happening. Actual cases will be presented and the outcomes could have been different.
20.3.074 Skin Disease Involving the Unmentionables: Dermatoses of the Genitalia
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Dermatology, Infectious Disease, Men's Health, Oncology, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Reproductive Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Jeremy Honaker, PhD, MSN, FNP-C, CWOCN; Nicole Bort (invited)
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 presentation, attendees will learn how to assess, develop differential diagnosis and manage infections, pre-cancerous, cancerous and inflammatory skin conditions.
20.3.075 The Art & Science of Prescribing Anti-obesity Medications
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Obesity/Weight Management, Primary Care
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.
20.3.076 There Was Nothing Wrong With My Wife: Male Fertility in the Primary Care Office
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Men's Health, Reproductive Health, Urology/Nephrology
Speaker(s)
Susanne Quallich, PhD, ANP-BC, NP-C, CUNP, FAANP

Most NPs may have limited exposure to male infertility male risk factors or patients and their management needs. Male fertility care is equally about conditions that place men at risk for other health concerns as they grow older. This presentation will focus on issues and factors that contribute to a diagnosis of, or increased risk for, male fertility issues. This will include recognition of environmental, hormonal and genetic contributors to male-factor infertility and sub-fertility as a window to overall male health. Discussion will also include treatment options and conclude with policy factors that make male fertility and reproductive care an area of health disparity.

20.3.077 NP Value: Know Your Why and Know Your Worth
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
April N. Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN; Ruth Kleinpell PhD APRN-BC FAANP

Review concepts related to high-value healthcare. Identify strategies for implementing NP-led initiatives promoting high-value healthcare. Highlight results from an ongoing national collaborative to showcase NP contributions to high-value healthcare.

20.3.078 When Medications Can't Be Avoided: Pharmacology for Pain Management
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Neurology, Occupational Health, Oncology, Pain Management, Palliative/End-of-Life, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Megan Filoramo, MSN, FNP, APN-C
Chronic pain impacts every specialty. Despite the Uity of pain, extensive education in pain management is often not included in NP training programs. While multidisciplinary treatment is the goal, many patients require some type of medication to live with chronic pain. This is an overview of the pharmacological options available, including clinical tips on how to effectively communicate with patients to maximize great patient outcomes. It is a great deep dive for new NPs entering the workforce or a refresher for NPs who see these patients regularly and don't have the luxury of referring to a pain management provider.
20.3.079 Pediatric Developmental Disorders: Diagnosis, Management and Life Span Considerations
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pediatric, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Beth Heuer, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, PMHS

This presentation will present the topic of developmental challenges in children and long-term sequelae seen into adulthood. The presenter will review the diagnostic criteria for specific pediatric developmental disorders including developmental language disorder, learning disorders, motor and sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Appropriate evaluation techniques, including developmental screening, neurobehavioral assessments, and metabolic/genetic testing will be reviewed. Management strategies will include appropriate interdisciplinary therapies and school accommodations. An important point of discussion will be the impact of these impairments in patients across the lifespan.

20.3.081 Documenting Your Encounter When Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Best Practices
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Pamela Stitzlein Davies, MS, ARNP, A/GNP, ACHPN, RN-BC, FAANP

Appropriate documentation of patient encounters is a basic requirement in clinical care. The crisis of opioid-related deaths in the U.S. has escalated the importance of this essential proficiency, particularly when prescribing opioids and other Controlled Substances along with sedating medications for the management of chronic pain.  Provider discussions regarding therapy recommendations, safety concerns, and risk versus benefit considerations, should be charted in a comprehensive manner. This session will review best practices for documenting clinical encounters for patients with chronic pain with a focus on promoting patient safety. Practical tips will be provided, including the use of electronic medical record “smart phrases” for chart notes and after-visit summaries. Key components of a patient-provider agreement for controlled substances will be reviewed.

20.3.083 Making Exercise is Medicine Happen in Clinic: Resources, Tips and Activity Trackers
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health, Obesity/Weight Management, Primary Care, Technology
Speaker(s)
Byron LaGary Carter, DA, NP-C, ACSM-CEP, ACSM-RCEP; Robyn Stuhr, MA ACSM-CEP, RCEP

This presentation will provide a summary of the scientific literature supporting the primary, secondary and tertiary benefits of physical activity. The Exercise is Medicine Global Initiative will be discussed as it pertains to evidence-based practice for the APRN. Resources and strategies to overcome patient barriers and incorporate physical activity assessment and exercise prescription into clinical practice will also be addressed.

20.3.084 Advances in Lupus and Implications for Primary Care
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Autoimmune Disorders
Speaker(s)
Kori Dewing, DNP, ARNP, ANP-BC

Lupus is a complex heterogeneous autoimmune disease which can often be difficult to diagnose and manage. Patients with lupus suffer from complications of disease and treatment that impact their primary care including reproductive and cardiovascular health. increased osteoporosis and malignancy risk, and infectious and opportunistic diseases. We will review the new classification criteria and reproductive health guidelines released by the American College of Rheumatology. We will also review the data related to co-morbidities and complications of lupus focusing on primary care strategies. 

20.3.097 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 2 Skill Stations - Part 1
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Kent D. Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP; Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Heather Meissen, ACNP, MSN, FCCM, FAANP; Rod Newman, RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Justin Speyer, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC
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 24

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 20.2.007 - Lectures - Part 1

Thursday, June 25

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 20.3.037 - Lectures - Part 2

Thursday, June 25

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 20.3.097 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Friday, June 26

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 20.4.067 - Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post-Test

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Important Notes: There will be a lunch break each day (on your own and not in the workshop). A course textbook is required for each participant and is included in the $200.00 fee. Payment is due at time of conference registration. Once you have received the textbook and other materials in early May, no refund is available for course if cancelled by the registrant. You will receive a completion certificate in this course only if you attend and complete the entire course and pass the post-test. The certificates will be mailed from SCCM.
20.3.100 Oncological and Hematologic Emergencies
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Hematology, Oncology
Speaker(s)
Catherine Lucid, ACNP-BC, RN-BC

Overview of current emergencies observed in hematology and oncology.

20.3.101 Understanding Cannabis in Psychiatric Nursing Practice: A Harm Reduction Approach
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Adolescent Health, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Andrew Penn, RN, MS, PMHNP-BC

Cannabis, used therapeutically or recreationally is often disclosed in psychiatric practice. This practical, harm-reduction focused talk will discuss the human endocannabinoid system, cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, their developmental risks, and potential therapeutic benefits in psychiatry.

20.3.102 Mentorship Matters: New Nurse Practitioner Meets Experienced Nurse Practitioner
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Robyn V. White, DNP, FNP-BC; Rachel Newnam, DNP, FNP-BC

Mentoring is a partnership that promotes learning, networking, and professional growth. Transitioning to the clinical role of Nurse Practitioner (NP) can be very stressful, especially during the first year.  A successful mentoring partnership creates change through learning about how one experiences and endures challenges.  Without proper guidance or direction new graduates can experience burn-out, stress and lack of motivation to continue in the military as a NP which is detrimental to retention, therefore Mentorship Matters. The goal of this process improvement project is to successfully pair new NP graduates with more experienced NPs during their first year of practice. The project will evaluate the mentorship relationship, relationship quality and work place perception at three separate time points: 3, 6 and 12 months. 

20.3.104 Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the United States: A Call to Action for Nurse Practitioners
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Domestic Violence, Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Reproductive Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Lisa Kiser, DNP, CNM, WHNP
This presentation will address the root causes of the worsening morbidity and mortality rates in the United States, including obesity, depression, intimate partner violence, lack of access to healthcare, migration, climate change, and racism. Improving maternal health by addressing these causes will be discussed, and specific strategies and interventions that nurse practitioners can take in clinical practice and through legislative advocacy will be reviewed.
20.3.106 Geropsychiatry: Trauma-Informed Care
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Timothy J. Legg, PhD, PsyD, MSN, MPA, GNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CAADC
This presentation will discuss our current understanding of the prevalence of trauma in older adults and will examine current research findings specific to the longitudinal effects of trauma in the older adult population. Psychopharmacologic and counseling approaches to the older adult trauma survivor will be explored.
20.3.108 HELP! My Patient Has H. Pylori Again: Current Treatment Strategies
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gastroenterology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Nastassja Williams, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
This presentation will discuss the epidemiology, pathogenesis and diagnosis of Helicobacter Pylori. We will review the emerging antimicrobial resistance patterns in North America. We will review evidence-based first-line treatment therapy and options for salvage therapy when first-line treatment fails. During the presentation there will be multiple choice questions. Concluding :he presentation we will apply what we learned into practice with two case studies.
20.3.109 Busting Diabetes Myths: Breaking Through to Your Patients to Achieve Goals
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness
Speaker(s)
Kathryn Evans Kreider, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM; Blanca Iris Padilla, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common yet complex conditions treated by nurse practitioners (NPs) in the primary care setting. Despite novel drugs and lifestyle recommendations, a significant percentage of patients with diabetes are not meeting treatment goals. This presentation will outline some of the myths surrounding diabetes management from both patient and provider perspective. The presenters will discuss how NPs can address these myths using evidence-based practice to help patient achieve optimal diabetes control.

20.3.110 Syncope: Not for the Faint of Heart
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Neurology, Pediatric, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Natalie Van Waning, MSN, ARNP, CPNP-PC

Define syncope, and explain how to best assess, test, and treat this diagnosis. Information will be presented via use of multiple case studies highlighting the different types of etiology causing syncope and based on etiology what are recommended testing and treatment that should be done by provider. This presentation will also highlight two causes of orthostatic intolerance seen frequently in the pediatric population: POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) and Orthostatic Hypotension. The presentation will focus on both lifestyle and pharmacologic treatment options.

20.3.111 The Critical Role of Nurse Practitioners in the Burgeoning Specialty of Lifestyle Medicine
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Josie Bidwell (invited)

Lifestyle medicine allows nurse practitioners to treat the root causes of non-communicable chronic diseases within their practice. Evidence is mounting demonstrating the potential for lifestyle medicine not only to prevent and halt such common Western diseases as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, but to reverse them as well. Implementing therapeutic lifestyle medicine techniques and utilizing lifestyle medicine tools also has the potential to decrease costs and medication use while adding years to patients' lives and life to their years.

20.3.112 The Adolescent Health Update
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Audrey M. Stevenson, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC
Care of the adolescent is unique from that of other age patients. Adolescents can present unique challenges for the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. In this fast-paced presentation we will explore the assessment of the adolescent with particular attention to those issues and conditions specific to the teen. We will discuss infectious diseases, vaccine recommendations, assessment for mental health and substance abuse, vaping, tobacco, and CBD use and the anticipatory guidance for this age group. We will also review the pharmacology for common and not so common treatments for the adolescent.
20.3.113 An Integrative and Functional Medicine Approach to Fibromyalgia
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Integrative Health, Pain Management, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Emily C. Day, MSN, FNP-C

Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome affecting up to 10% of the general population. It is the second most common disorder that Rheumatologists encounter, seen in 15% of evaluated patients, and given the chronic, widespread pain, it has been estimated that fibromyalgia costs the US economy over $9 billion annually this talk, I will dig into the Integrative and Functional Medicine approach to this difficult syndrome. Listeners will walk away with strategies they can implement right away to help relieve patient’s symptoms, as well as resources to turn to when providers and patients need advanced support.

20.3.114 Knee Osteoarthritis: Non-operative Treatments, Their Effectiveness and When is it Time for Surgery?
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Orthopedics, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
John Barrett, DNP, FNP- BC

An update on knee osteoarthritis. In the presentation, we'll cover the non-operative treatment options for Osteoarthritis of the knee and the effectiveness of these treatment options. We'll also provide surgical referral guidance for the primary care provider.

20.3.115 Obesity Case Studies: A Real-world Approach to Treating Obesity in Primary Care
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Obesity/Weight Management, Primary Care
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.
20.3.120 Attended NP Posters: Group 1
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
CE Hours 1.5

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

20.3.120.01 Development and Establishment of a Community-Based, Nurse-Led Interprofessional Chronic Disease Management Clinic in West Palm Beach, Florida
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Racquel Vera-McLean, PhD, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC; Jennifer L. Kuretski, DNP, APRN, NP-C, AAHIVS
20.3.120.01 Development and Establishment of a Community-Based, Nurse-Led Interprofessional Chronic Disease Management Clinic in West Palm Beach, Florida
20.3.120.02 Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide Monoclonal Antibody for Migraine Treatment
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Natasha Mendez, FNP-C; Jennifer Slonaker - NP-C
20.3.120.02 Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide Monoclonal Antibody for Migraine Treatment
20.3.120.03 Increasing Nurse Practitioner Students' Comfort Levels Caring for Veteran's with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
CE Hours 1.5
Speaker(s)
Jolene Cannady, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-C
20.3.120.03 Increasing Nurse Practitioner Students' Comfort Levels Caring for Veteran's with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
20.3.120.04 Documentation of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
CE Hours 1.5
Speaker(s)
Jean Stanko, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE
20.3.120.04 Documentation of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
20.3.120.05 Utilization of a Clinical Ladder Process as a Strategy to Facilitate NP Transition to Practice
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
CE Hours 1.5
Speaker(s)
Charlene Shallow, DNP, FNP-BC
20.3.120.05 Utilization of a Clinical Ladder Process as a Strategy to Facilitate NP Transition to Practice
20.3.120.06 Why Cooking Matters: What Teaching Kitchens can do for you and Your Patients
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Nicole M. Delimont, PhD, APRN, NP-C
20.3.120.06 Why Cooking Matters: What Teaching Kitchens can do for you and Your Patients
20.3.120.07 Managing Atrial Fibrillation in Primary Care
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Victoria Jackson, MSN, MHS, NP-C, PA-C
20.3.120.07 Managing Atrial Fibrillation in Primary Care
20.3.120.08 Utilization of Point of Care Ultrasound in Primary Care for Nurse Practitioners
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Angela Stanley, DNP, APRN-BC, PHCNS-BC, NEA-BC
20.3.120.08 Utilization of Point of Care Ultrasound in Primary Care for Nurse Practitioners
20.3.120.09 Recognizing Early-onset Dementia in Primary Care
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Maileen Ulep-Reed, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
20.3.120.09 Recognizing Early-onset Dementia in Primary Care
20.3.120.10 Utilization of Podcasting as an Effective Medium to Educate Advanced Practice Providers
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
CE Hours 1.5
Speaker(s)
Benjamin Cochran, DNP, APRN, NP-c; Thomas Schorr III, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
20.3.120.10 Utilization of Podcasting as an Effective Medium to Educate Advanced Practice Providers
20.3.120.11 Improved Coordination of Care and Efficiency Using a PACT Huddle Sheet
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Katherine Marie Sluder, DNP, FNP-BC
20.3.120.11 Improved Coordination of Care and Efficiency Using a PACT Huddle Sheet
20.3.120.12 Preceptor Boot Camp: Basic Training for Novice Preceptors
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Brenda McNeil, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
20.3.120.12 Preceptor Boot Camp: Basic Training for Novice Preceptors
20.3.120.13 Prescriptive Practice Differences Between Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physicians (MDs) in the Treatment of Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in the Emergency Department Setting
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
CE Hours 1.5
Speaker(s)
Daniel O'Neill, DNP, CEN, CCRN, FAANP
20.3.120.13 Prescriptive Practice Differences Between Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physicians (MDs) in the Treatment of Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in the Emergency Department Setting
20.3.120.14 Strength in Numbers: Enhancing Bedside Shift Report With an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Noella C. West, DNP, APRN, ANP-C, CNL, SCRN
20.3.120.14 Strength in Numbers: Enhancing Bedside Shift Report With an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
20.3.120.15 Tooth Staining v Doxycycline: Breaking Old Habits Based on New Evidence
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Molly J. Bradshaw, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC
20.3.120.15 Tooth Staining v Doxycycline: Breaking Old Habits Based on New Evidence
20.3.120.16 The Financial Implications of Implementing the Clinician Educator Role for the University of South Florida Health Care and College of Nursing
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Mary Rose Mitchell, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
20.3.120.16 The Financial Implications of Implementing the Clinician Educator Role for the University of South Florida Health Care and College of Nursing
20.3.120.17 The Nurse Practitioner Role in Emergent Resuscitation
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Elizabeth Melton, MSN, AG-ACNP, NRP; Jennifer Gibbs, FNP-BC, MSN, RN
20.3.120.17 The Nurse Practitioner Role in Emergent Resuscitation
20.3.120.18 Pain Management with Auricular Therapy/Auricular Acupuncture
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Karen Sova, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, COHN-S
20.3.120.18 Pain Management with Auricular Therapy/Auricular Acupuncture
20.3.120.19 Effectiveness of a YouTube Patient Education Colon Cleanse Video
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Karlene C. Lawrence, DNP, ANP-C
20.3.120.19 Effectiveness of a YouTube Patient Education Colon Cleanse Video
20.3.120.20 Management of Chronic Testicular Pain in Adult Male Patients: A Systematic Review of Literature
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Sagie De Guzman, MSN, A-CNS, ANP-C; Winnila May Escalante, MSN, ANP-C, ANP-BC
20.3.120.20 Management of Chronic Testicular Pain in Adult Male Patients: A Systematic Review of Literature
20.3.120.21 Enhancing Universal Food Insecurity Screening in a Pediatric Weight Management Program with Implementation of a Food Pharmacy: A Quality Improvement Initiative
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Goldie Markowitz, MSN, CRN
20.3.120.21 Enhancing Universal Food Insecurity Screening in a Pediatric Weight Management Program with Implementation of a Food Pharmacy: A Quality Improvement Initiative
20.3.120.22 Role of the Advanced Practice Provider in the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Chronic and Acute Hepatitis B Using the AASLD 2018 Hepatitis B Guidance
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Hender Rojas, MSN, APRN
20.3.120.22 Role of the Advanced Practice Provider in the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Chronic and Acute Hepatitis B Using the AASLD 2018 Hepatitis B Guidance
20.3.120.23 Feeding New NPs
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
CE Hours 1.5
Speaker(s)
Deborah Dumphy, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
20.3.120.23 Feeding New NPs
20.3.120.24 How to Use Interpretive Services Appropriately
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, DNP MPH, FNP
20.3.120.24 How to Use Interpretive Services Appropriately
20.3.120.25 Implementing an Annual Renal Function Protocol in the Primary Care Setting
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Martha Ingram, DNP, CRNP
20.3.120.25 Implementing an Annual Renal Function Protocol in the Primary Care Setting
20.3.120.26 Telehealth: Enhancing Mental Health Follow-up Care
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Stephanie Wynn, DNP, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, COI
20.3.120.26 Telehealth: Enhancing Mental Health Follow-up Care
20.3.120.27 Geriatric Screening for the Nurse Practitioner
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Dawn M. Specht, MSN, PhD, RN, APN, CCNS, AGACNP-BC
20.3.120.27 Geriatric Screening for the Nurse Practitioner
20.3.120.28 Clinical Update: PCOS in Primary Care
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Mary Lauren Pfieffer, DNP, FNP-BC
20.3.120.28 Clinical Update: PCOS in Primary Care
20.3.120.29 Internet Gaming Disorder and ADHD: It's Not Just About The Game
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Vicky Stone-Gale, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP; Amber Littlefield, DNP, APRN; FNP-C, MEd, CNE
20.3.120.29 Internet Gaming Disorder and ADHD: It's Not Just About The Game
20.3.120.30 Development and Psychometric Evaluation of Motivation Scale for Behavioral Modification Among Individuals With Metabolic Syndrome: Mixed Method Approach
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Rhayun Song, RN, PhD, FAANP
20.3.120.30 Development and Psychometric Evaluation of Motivation Scale for Behavioral Modification Among Individuals With Metabolic Syndrome: Mixed Method Approach
20.3.120.31 Unit Based Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Implementing a Naloxone Prescription Upon Hospital Discharge
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Marissa Pasho, MS, RN, NP-C
20.3.120.31 Unit Based Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Implementing a Naloxone Prescription Upon Hospital Discharge
20.3.120.32 What's New in Soft Tissue Abscess Management?
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Denise Ramponi, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, FAEN
20.3.120.32 What's New in Soft Tissue Abscess Management?
20.3.120.33 From Apps to Clinic: The Impact of Patient-Generated Health Data From Consumer Apps on Clinical Decision Making
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Maria DeFonte, AGACNP-BC, MSN
20.3.120.33 From Apps to Clinic: The Impact of Patient-Generated Health Data From Consumer Apps on Clinical Decision Making
20.3.120.34 The Development of a Nurse Practitioner Lead Podiatry Service
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Eleanor Dunlap, CRNP; Suzanna Fitzpatrick, CRNP; Sarah Rosenberger, CRNP
20.3.120.34 The Development of a Nurse Practitioner Lead Podiatry Service
20.3.120.35 PrEP Your High-risk Patients Before It's Too Late: One Clinic's Journey to Reduce HIV Infection
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
CE Hours 1.5
Speaker(s)
Becky Good, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNE
20.3.120.35 PrEP Your High-risk Patients Before It's Too Late: One Clinic's Journey to Reduce HIV Infection
20.3.120.36 Beyond Orientation: Advanced Practice Provider Transition to Practice Program
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Barbara Todd, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; Corinna Sicoutris, MSN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM
20.3.120.36 Beyond Orientation: Advanced Practice Provider Transition to Practice Program
20.3.120.37 Community Health Care -"Extra-clinical Care": An Innovative and Systematized Approach to Healthcare Risk Assessments for the Homeless and the Underserved Populations
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
LCDR Kelly Fath, FNP-BC, MSN
20.3.120.37 Community Health Care -"Extra-clinical Care": An Innovative and Systematized Approach to Healthcare Risk Assessments for the Homeless and the Underserved Populations
20.3.120.38 Emergency HIV Prevention. Why Aren't You Prescribing It?
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Charles Yingling, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP; Irene Yankellow , DNP, FNP-BC
20.3.120.38 Emergency HIV Prevention. Why Aren't You Prescribing It?
20.3.120.39 Utilizing Patient Reported Outcomes and Quality of Life Measures in the Management of Obesity
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Sarah Madalene Dawson, DNP, FNP-C; Angel Anthammaten, DNP, FNP-BC
20.3.120.39 Utilizing Patient Reported Outcomes and Quality of Life Measures in the Management of Obesity
20.3.120.40 New Trends in the Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in Women
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Kathy Pichel McGovern, CRNP
20.3.120.40 New Trends in the Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in Women
20.3.120.41 Nursing in the World of Genomics: Scopes of Practice and Opportunities
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
CE Hours 1.5
Speaker(s)
Therese Hughes, BSN-RN
20.3.120.41 Nursing in the World of Genomics: Scopes of Practice and Opportunities
20.3.120.42 Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Programs in Two Rural Primary Care Centers, Policies and Pitfalls
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Bessie Burk, DNP, FNP; Sonia I. Guerrero, MSN, APRN, FNP
20.3.120.42 Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Programs in Two Rural Primary Care Centers, Policies and Pitfalls
20.3.120.43 Improving Care and Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM): A Nurse Practitioner Led Charge for Overcoming Insulin Inertia
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Shannon Idzik, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAANP, FAAN
20.3.120.43 Improving Care and Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM): A Nurse Practitioner Led Charge for Overcoming Insulin Inertia
20.3.120.44 Mending Broken Hearts: NP Leadership in a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Program
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
20.3.120.44 Mending Broken Hearts: NP Leadership in a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Program
20.3.120.45 Neonatal Diabetes Recognition and Referral
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
20.3.120.45 Neonatal Diabetes Recognition and Referral
20.3.120.46 Effective Colorectal Cancer Testing Using Shared Decision Making in a Rural Primary Care Setting
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Poster
20.3.120.46 Effective Colorectal Cancer Testing Using Shared Decision Making in a Rural Primary Care Setting
20.3.125 End of Life Patient Management Considerations in Acute and Critical Care Settings
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Palliative/End-of-Life
Speaker(s)
Megan Shifrin, DNP, ACNP-BC
Due to increasing patient morbidity, nurse practitioners practicing in acute and critical care settings frequently find themselves caring for patients at the end of life. This presentation will focus on evidence-based strategies for medically managing patients and their symptoms at the end of life and will include ethical and legal implications of end of life care.
20.3.126 HEDIS: The Quality GPS For Outpatient Clinical Practice To Report Care Gap Closure
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Pediatric, Primary Care, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Jennifer Hayes, DNP, FNP-BC, CPC, CPCO, CDEO, CRC, AAPC Fellow
While the reimbursement landscape continues to shift from a fee for service to value based revenue model, practitioners need to be equipped to appropriately report care gap closure. HEDIS is the U standard used to identify provider performance and benchmarking for quality care delivery. This course will focus on outpatient reporting using appropriate codes on claims to report gap measures and closure. To streamline the course for the allotted session time, common measures for acute and chronic conditions in outpatient encounters will be reviewed and participants will be provided documentation and coding strategies for success. The course will try to encompass several specialty areas in addition to primary care, but will not be able to include all HEDIS measures or all areas of specialty.
20.3.127 Hypertension Management in Pregnancy: From Preconception to Postpartum Care and Beyond
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Hematology, Obesity/Weight Management, Primary Care, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Lisa Kiser, DNP. CNM, WHNP
This presentation will focus on the role of the nurse practitioner in caring for women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, both in the primary care and the acute care setting. A focus on prevention and health promotion at primary care and preconception visits will be included, and the current diagnostic criteria and management protocols for the differing types of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy will be reviewed.
20.3.128 Anorectal Disorders for the General Practitioner: How to Treat, When to Refer, When is Surgery Indicated?
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gastroenterology, Primary Care, Surgical
Speaker(s)
Caroline Beckwith, FNP-C, MSN
Overview of variety of anorectal disorders: hemorrhoids, condyloma, squamous cell carcinoma, hidradenitis, fistula-in-ano and fissures. We also will discuss how to diagnose and treat in a general setting and when to refer to a specialist.
20.3.129 Pulmonary Consequences of Habitual Marijuana Use
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Infectious Disease, Research, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Donald P. Tashkin, MD, FCCP, ATSF
Prevalence of different modes of marijuana use. Acute bronchial effects of marijuana use. Association of habitual use of marijuana with chronic respiratory symptoms and lung function abnormality. Association of habitual use of marijuana and lung cancer. Miscellaneous effects of regular marijuana use: pneumothorax/pneumomediastinum, bullous lung disease, pneumonia.
20.3.130 Psychoanalysis: Is That Still "A Thing?"
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Psychiatric/Mental Health, Research
Speaker(s)
Timothy J. Legg, PhD, PsyD, MSN, MPA, GNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CAADC
Although psychoanalysis has waned in popularity due to multiple factors such as length of treatment and lack of reimbursement, considerable evidence exists for its continued use in some patients. In this session, we will examine current research evidence of its efficacy, explore variations of the approach that can be used in office settings, and consider potential cases in which patient referral should be made for this psychotherapeutic modality.
20.3.131 Improving Nurse Practitioner Clinical Training With Academic-Community Partnerships
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Alexandra Sietsma, PMHNP-BC
This presentation will discuss importance of partnerships between nursing schools, health systems, and community-based organizations (CBO) to share resources and increase accessibility of quality clinical training sites for Nurse Practitioner (NP) students. The established partnership between UC San Diego's (UCSD) Community Psychiatry Program (CPP) and two local schools of nursing have allowed for an increase in clinical placement sites for PMHNP students, increase in mental health training for FNPs, implementation of programs for the surrounding community, and increase in availability of funding and additional resources. Future directions of this program include a post graduate training program in its pilot year. This presentation will provide a framework for how others can set up such partnerships and similar training programs. This presentation will target proficient to E level nursing faculty, CBO leadership, or providers.
20.3.132 Implicit Bias: It's Just Like Staph. Everybody Has It!
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Diversity, Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Marilyn Harrington, RN, PhD, AGNP-C
This presentation will show the insidiousness of implicit biases as well as the vastness of its prevalence in health care. These biases have a negative impact on patient outcomes and results inhealth care disparities. These disparities ca ultimately result in death.
20.3.133 Could This Headache Kill Me? Cases Reviewing Common and Not So Common Headaches in the ED
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Emergency, Neurology, Radiology
Speaker(s)
Paula Tucker, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C
Using a case-based approach, this presentation will review patients presenting to the emergency department with the complaint of a headache, and provide participants the opportunity to review usual, as well as subtle presentations of common to life-threatening situations. This presentation will also review headache etiologies, and discuss the evaluation and management of headaches including diagnostic imaging decision rules. Differential diagnoses, pearls and pitfalls in managing patients presenting with a headache will also be discussed.
20.3.134 Women With Diabetes: Special Health Considerations Throughout the Life Cycle
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Endocrinology, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Reproductive Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Eileen Egan, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE
Women with diabetes face many health challenges in addition to glucose regulation. This presentation will cover the development of a women 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.
20.3.136 The Neurological Exam Simple: What's Nerves Got to Do With It?
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Neurology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Kristen Telfor, FNP-C

Many providers are intimidated by the complexity of the neurological exam. Further, it is often difficult to know how to interpret abnormal findings on the neurological evaluation. With our aging population and significant provider shortage, we will soon start seeing more complex cases in all areas of practice. Appropriate identification of abnormalities will not only save time and money but could literally be lifesaving. The main objective of 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 ability to order appropriate diagnostic testing and formulate a treatment plan. Numerous examples of abnormal findings and case studies which are encountered frequently will be given. Further, findings which require urgent evaluation will be highlighted. The more practitioners become proficient in performing neurological exams, the better outcomes.

20.3.137 HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Infectious Disease, Oncology, Otolaryngology, Reproductive Health, Surgical
Speaker(s)
James Rayl, RN, MSN, CCRN, ACNP-BC; Nicole M Williams, AGPCNP-BC
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is associated with several cancerous and benign lesions. This presentation reviews the virus subtypes, cancers and other growths associated with the virus, as well as cancer treatment, sequelae and prevention through vaccination.
20.3.138 Older Adult Patient-Centered Health Promotion. Medicare and the Patient Sitting in Front of You
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Lorraine M. Novosel, PhD, CRNP, AGPCNP-BC
NPs play a critical role in educating and providing Medicare beneficiaries with evidence-based preventive services and screenings to promote health and decrease or postpone frailty. Today, preventive services are more affordable and accessible to Medicare beneficiaries than ever. Yet, many older adults do not take advantage of these services and screenings while others receive misguided screening recommendations that fail to consider functional status, comorbid conditions, and personal preferences for care. Provider attitudes, behaviors, and biases can impact the type and amount of preventive care offered to older adults. Ageism takes many forms, with under- or over-treatment potential consequences. This presentation reviews evidence-based strategies to promote health and decrease or postpone frailty among older adults within the context of patient-centered care, and provides an updated review of the preventive screenings and services currently available to Medicare beneficiaries.
20.3.139 Palliative Care in Chronic Disease Management: Introducing Concepts Early
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Palliative/End-of-Life, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Karen Mulvihill, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ACHPN
Palliative care should be integrated into the care of patients with chronic illness from the time of diagnosis and be appropriately escalated throughout the disease trajectory. Based on the current evidence, this presentation will focus on ways to integrate palliative care into the management of chronically ill patients. The presentation will discuss timing of introduction to palliative care concepts and identify the appropriate activities for nurse practitioner, patients and families to complete. We will review specific recommendations from the evidence on integrating palliative care for patients and families living with CHF, COPD, Dementia, Chronic Kidney disease and other common chronic illness.
20.3.140 Avoiding the Pitfalls of Benzodiazepines: Appropriate Prescribing
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Thursday, 6/25)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Cathleen Crowley-Koschnitzki, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

This presentation will review the risks and benefits of benzodiazepines and discuss appropriate prescribing guidelines. Current benzodiazepine prescribing practices versus evidence based prescribing recommendations will be examined. The pharmacology of benzodiazepines, mechanism of actions and considerations across the lifespan will be reviewed. Prescribing contracts and techniques for prevention of diversion will be explored.


Friday, June 26
20.4.004 Student Networking Breakfast: A Day in the Life of an NP in Full Time Practice
Time 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Other
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership, Primary Care, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Speaker Panel/Focus Areas: Donna Hallas: Pediatric; Joyce Knestrick and Laurie Ferguson: Family; Janet DuBois: Psych Mental Health; Diane Siebert and Denise Link: Women’s Health; Dian Evans: Emergency; Additional Specialty NPs for Group Networking: Midge Bowers and Colleen Irwin-Walsh: Cardiology; Amanda Chaney and Kathryn Jack: Gastroenterology; Cindy Tuttle Edwards and Frank Malone: Urgent Care; Kathy Haycraft: Dermatology; Valerie Sabol: Gerontology

Important Note: This session is open to NP students and Post-Master's students only.

Come meet AANP Fellows and hear about a day in the life of NPs in primary care, family, adult gerontology, pediatric and women’s health and sub specialty care (Emergency, Urgent Care, Cardiology, Psych and Mental Health). Learn the “ins and outs” of how to manage your practice from day to day (time management, scheduling, documentation, review of diagnostic tests and patient call backs).

20.4.009 Hot Topics in Drug Therapy: New Products, New Uses, New Warnings
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP

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

20.4.010 Army Emergency Nurse Practitioners: Overcoming Practice Barriers and Shaping the Future Battlefield
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare
Speaker(s)
Brad Franklin, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP; Edward E. Yackel, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

Military Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are essential primary care providers in the military healthcare system. Military NPs are designated as licensed independent providers (LIP) in the federal system but significant practice barriers remain in the deployed setting that do not apply to other LIPs. This presentation will describe the history and background of military NPs outlining key milestones in scope of practice and barriers to practice in deployment missions. The development of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner in the military will be discussed. Lastly, the future of military healthcare and its role in multidomain conflict will be discussed and the role of the military NP in multidomain conflict and the skills required to succeed will be presented.

20.4.013 Pediatric Antibiotic Prescribing in an Era of Resistance
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Infectious Disease, Pediatric, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Teri Moser Woo, PhD, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CNL, FAANP
Pediatric providers prescribe antibiotics on a daily basis. This presentation will provide an update on the latest guidelines for prescribing antibiotics for common conditions in pediatric patients. National and local resistance patterns will be discussed and how they influence prescribing. Antibiotic stewardship principles that can be applied to practice will be examined. This fast-paced overview will provide the participant with the knowledge they need to ensure they are up-to-date in prescribing antibiotics for children.
20.4.014 Non-diabetes Endocrine Emergencies: How To Handle Hormonal Horrors
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Emergency, Endocrinology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Christine Kessler, MN, CNS, ANP, BC-ADM, CDTC, FAANP
They are common, confusing and often mimic other acute disorders. They are acute endocrinopathies. A delay in treatment aimed at the precise hormonal disorder is almost always lethal. We will use case studies of selected non-diabetic endocrine emergencies such as thyroid storm, myxedema coma, acute adrenal insufficiency and hyper- and hypocalcemia.
20.4.015 Caring for the LGBTQ Adolescent: Moving Evidence into Practice
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Convenient/Urgent Care, Diversity, Health Promotion/Wellness, LGBT Health, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental 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.
20.4.016 Deprescribing of Psychotropic Medications in Primary Care
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pharmacology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Sattaria ‘Tari’ Dilks, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

The presentation will discuss the art of deprescribing of psychotropic medications in primary care. Primary care is on the front lines in starting many psychiatric medications, especially for common psychiatric disorders like major depression and anxiety. What is not often a topic of discussion is just how to discontinue the associated medications in a way that lessens the probability of relapse. Case studies will be included in an interactive discussion of best practices.

20.4.017 CMS Patients Over Paperwork: De-coding Significant Changes to Documentation and Coding
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Endocrinology, Pediatric, Primary Care, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Jennifer Hayes, DNP, FNP-BC, CPC, CPCO, CDEO, CRC, AAPC Fellow
CMS is implementing changes to reduce administrative burden for providers in caring for patients. The current guidelines that have been in place without any changes since 1997 will undergo an overhaul to streamline documentation requirements. This course will focus on what you need to know regarding key changes for documenting outpatient encounters as well as changes to the current reimbursement structure for evaluation and management codes. This course will be an A course identifying key changes and the implications for reimbursement and clinical practice and will not include basic documentation instruction. Most of the key changes impact outpatient encounters and the impacts across primary care and key specialty areas will be reviewed.
20.4.018 Primary Care Management of Atrial Fibrillation
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Emergency, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Joanne Thanavaro DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, AGACNP-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.
20.4.019 Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapy for Skin Cancers: Check Point Inhibitors, Cytokines and Others
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Dermatology, Oncology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Susan T. Voss, DNP, FNP-BC, DCNP, FAANP; Meredith Thompson Voss, PharmD

Treatment of skin cancers has A over the years. Immunotherapy and targeted therapies have added to the arsenal for treating high risk skin cancers. This presentation will discuss those options for malignant melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma. Immune check point inhibitors, cytokines, and targeted drug therapies will be explained. Specific drugs in each category will be presented. Indications, contraindications, dosage, safety, and monitoring will be discussed.

20.4.020 Individualizing Care for People with Progressive Kidney Disease
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Urology/Nephrology
Speaker(s)
Andrew S Narva, MD, FASN

Individualizing care in progressive chronic kidney disease is a challenge.  Though a range of guidelines have been published, high quality evidence to support many recommendations is limited.  Many recommendations are based on discrete biochemical cut-offs, though these laboratory results may be subject to a level of uncertainty which should temper some clinical decisions.  This presentation will discuss approaches to treatment of hypertension, hyperglycemia, mineral bone disease, nutrition, and preparation for renal replacement therapy which nurse practitioners may find useful in addressing the individual needs of each patient with progressive chronic kidney disease.

20.4.021 Telehealth: Licensing and Reimbursement
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Technology
Speaker(s)
Robin Arends, DNP, CNP, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP; Tearsanee Davis, DNP, FNP-BC
This presentation will provide the AB nurse practitioner the basic introduction to telehealth licensing and reimbursement. Participants will be able to apply information gained in the presentation to new or existing telehealth practices.
20.4.022 Caring for the Squeaky Wheel: Best Practices for Osteoarthritis Treatment
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Men's Health, Obesity/Weight Management, Occupational Health, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Rheumatology, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Laurel Short, DNP, FNP-C
50% of adults over age 65 have osteoarthritis, and there are many predisposing factors and associated conditions of osteoarthritis in our culture. This presentation will review best practices for evaluating and diagnosing osteoarthritis. A case study approach will illustrate multimodal treatment approaches to optimize patient function.
20.4.026 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 1 Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post Test
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 3.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Kent D. Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP; Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Heather Meissen, ACNP, MSN, FCCM, FAANP; Rod Newman, RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Justin Speyer, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC
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 24

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 20.2.006 - Lectures - Part 1

Wednesday, June 24

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 20.2.106 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Thursday, June 25

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 20.3.036 - Lectures - Part 2

Friday, June 26

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 20.4.026 - 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.
20.4.032 Friday General Session
Time 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type General Session
CE Hours 1.5
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Friday Keynote: Surviving and Thriving as an AANP Advocate: The Laws of Advocacy Communications, Consistency and Grit: Amy Showalter Annual Legislative Update: MaryAnne Sapio, BS, Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, AANP; Tay Kopanos, NP, DNP, Vice President, State Government Affairs, AANP

The Friday General Session will be comprised of the following presentations:

Surviving and Thriving as an AANP Advocate: The Laws of Advocacy Communications, Consistency and Grit - Amy Showalter

What do International Paper, The American Kennel Club, Southwest Airlines and AANP have in common? They have all turned to Amy Showalter for her expertise and motivation to elevate their government relations influence. Showalter is a grassroots and political action committee (PAC) influence expert who founded The Showalter Group to help associations and corporations increase their grassroots and PAC effectiveness. In fact, over 85% of her long-term consulting clients have experienced an increase in budget, staff and senior management recognition after collaborating with her.

AANP Legislative Update:

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.

20.4.037 2020 Pediatric Pharmacology Update
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pediatric, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Teri Moser Woo, PhD, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CNL, FAANP
Pediatric pharmacology knowledge is ever expanding. This presentation will discuss newly approved pediatric medications and FDA safety alerts. Ongoing and completed drug studies by the Pediatric Trials Network will be reviewed. Participants will gain practical pediatric pharmacology knowledge that can be applied to their daily practice.
20.4.038 Gut Check: Optimizing Care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Autoimmune Disorders, Gastroenterology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Speaker TBD

Brief overview of IBD (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis) etiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic testing. Discussion of available medications for IBD - conventional medications, immunomodulators, biologics. Review of clinical guidelines for pharmacologic treatment of Crohns. Review of clinical guidelines for pharmacologic treatment of UC. Going beyond the guidelines: Discussion of other care considerations in treatment of IBD including nutrition, vaccination recommendations, psychosocial, microbiome, iron deficiency. Discuss the unique role of the nurse practitioner in caring for patients with IBD and the opportunities this provides to provide comprehensive care for this challenging population.  

20.4.039 Psychiatric Manifestations of Underlying Medical Conditions
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Neurology, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Raymond Zakhari, DNP, EdM, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, SAFE

Many medical conditions may manifest with psychiatric signs and symptoms resulting in prolonged patient suffering. A systematic approach for assessing psychiatric symptoms will be presented, with special attention to specific medical conditions that should be ruled out before declaring a primary psychiatric disorder.

20.4.040 High Altitude Illnesses: Prevention, Diagnosis & Treatment
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Integrative Health, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Research, Travel Medicine
Speaker(s)
Leslie Hagenstein, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Worldwide, high-altitude recreation is a popular activity that carries significant risk for the traveler who may develop an acute mountain illness. Acclimatization to altitude can prevent these illnesses however research shows that few people follow the guidelines for acclimatization. The program is designed to educate and enhance the clinician's current knowledge of acute mountain illnesses and the importance of acclimatization. The learner will become familiar with the current guidelines for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of acute mountain illnesses as well as being familiar with "best practice" issues. The program will cover the current, research-based pharmacologic recommendations as well as home remedies and international modalities of treatment. The participant will have an enhanced knowledge of acute mountain illnesses and will leave the presentation with many clinical tools and resources to incorporate into their practice.
20.4.041 Evaluation and Management of Venous Thromboembolism
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Joanne Thanavaro DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, DCC, FAANP
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The mortality for DVT and PE is 6% and 12% respectively and the economic burden of VTE is greater than 1.5 billion dollars yearly. 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.
20.4.042 Dementia and Depression: Addressing Tough Issues with Patients and Caregivers
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Palliative/End-of-Life, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Johnnie Sue Wijewardane, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP

As the demand for physicians continues to outpace the supply, a projected shortfall of primary-care physicians ranges between 14,900 and 35,600 by 2025 (Ortman et al., 2014). Nowhere is this more evident than among older adults with dementia and their families needing care. Dementia patients’ family members often provide their care at home throughout the course of illness, and in 2015 accounted for approximately 17B hours of unpaid care (Joling et al., 2015). This provision of care costs to families in terms of dollars as well as physical and mental health problems. However, most NPs (especially family NPs) receive minimal content regarding patient and family centered dementia management in their primary NP education. This presentation is designed for the E primary care NPs who are the first to recognize and address early dementia symptoms and cognitive changes among this population (Chimbanga, 2018).

20.4.043 Prediabetes: Big Problem or No Big Deal?
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
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 2020.

20.4.044 New Drugs in Dermatology: Use in Primary, Acute and Dermatology Setting
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Dermatology, Emergency, Gerontology, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Susan T Voss DNP, FNP-BC, DCNP, FAANP; Meredith Thompson Voss, PharmD

New drugs are emerging in dermatology all the time. Knowledge of such drugs is important not only for those practicing in dermatology but also those in primary, urgent, and emergency care. This session will discuss drugs that have been FDA approved with a dermatology related indication in the last few years and others that are on the horizon. New indications for existing drugs will also be discussed. Content will include Indications, Contraindications, Dosage, Safety and Monitoring. This will be a rapid pace presentation.

20.4.045 Racial Diversity and Equity In Healthcare: Understanding the Impact of Implicit Bias on Nurse Practitioners
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Adolescent Health, Cardiovascular, Diversity, Emergency, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pediatric, Primary Care, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Speakers: Veronica Wilbur, PhD APRN-FNP, CNE, FAANP; Juliette G. Blount, MSN, ANP; Moderator - Sara Martin, Marketing Specialist, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

In the United States, the health care of all populations is affected by clinicians’ lack of understanding of race, and the impact that implicit bias has on the inequities in healthcare that disproportionately impact diverse populations. As nurse practitioners, it is critical to understand that our own implicit bias can affect how we care for patients. This session features an open dialogue about how implicit biases shape our actions and what can be done in clinical practice to enhance the patient care experience. After attending this session, participants will be able to: 1) Define the terms diversity, equity, implicit bias and race. 2) Explore the impact of bias on how nurse practitioners care for patients. 3) Identify tools to use in identifying implicit bias.

20.4.046 Strategies for Successfully Precepting NP Students
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Mary Anne Dumas, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the unique partnership, collaboration and mentoring among NP faculty, preceptors, and students. Strategies and recommendations that promote successful and effective precepting, mentoring and teaching of NP students will be discussed.
20.4.047 Human Trafficking: Updates on Best Practices and Clinical Competencies
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Adolescent Health, Human Trafficking, Pediatric, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Reproductive Health
Speaker(s)
Jessica L. Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP
This presentation will explore core competencies for health care professionals in the clinical setting who may encounter potential victims of human trafficking. Learners will be equipped with knowledge to implement a clinical protocol in their organizational setting to ensure best current practices, moving the APRN from an individual response level to a collective, holistic, public-health, comprehensive care approach. Learners will be given the most up-to-date statistics, research, and initiatives currently ongoing in the fight against human trafficking. Instruction will be given on developing NP-Led diverse interprofessional teams to maximize impact on health outcomes.
20.4.048 Top 10 Obesity Myths
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Obesity/Weight Management, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP
70% of Americans are overweight or have the 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 think about this before you start approaching their care.
20.4.049 Improving Antibiotic Use in Outpatient Settings in the United States
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Convenient/Urgent Care, Infectious Disease, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Margaret Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP

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20.4.067 Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS) - Group 2 Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post Test
Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 3.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Kent D. Blad, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP; Sabrina Jarvis, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP; Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Heather Meissen, ACNP, MSN, FCCM, FAANP; Rod Newman, RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Robert L. Palmer, PA-C; Justin Speyer, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC
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 24

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 20.2.007 - Lectures - Part 1

Thursday, June 25

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 20.3.037 - Lectures - Part 2

Thursday, June 25

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 20.3.097 - Skill Stations - Part 1

Friday, June 26

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - 20.4.067 - Skill Stations - Part 2 & Post-Test

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Important Notes: There will be a lunch break each day (on your own and not in the workshop). A course textbook is required for each participant and is included in the $200.00 fee. Payment is due at time of conference registration. Once you have received the textbook and other materials in early May, no refund is available for course if cancelled by the registrant. You will receive a completion certificate in this course only if you attend and complete the entire course and pass the post-test. The certificates will be mailed from SCCM.
20.4.070 Advanced Suturing & Digital Blocks: Taking Your Skills to the Next Level
Time 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Emergency, Primary Care, Procedures, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Greg Brooks, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

This workshop will build upon your basic suturing skills. The workshop will address complex wounds, A suturing techniques (running simple, buried, half-buried, horizontal and corner), and digital blocks. The first half of the workshop will be in presentation format with the second half of the class incorporating practice and hands-on techniques. Prerequisite: Participants must have taken a Basic Suturing workshop prior to October 2019, 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.

20.4.071 Complex Essentials of the Neurological Exam for the Nurse Practitioner in Acute Care
Time 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Neurology, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s)
Angela Nelson, DNP, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP

This workshop will include a thorough review of a neurological examination including PowerPoint slides, videos and live demonstration. Abnormal neurological findings will be reinforced through the presentation of a wide variety of case studies. Types of pathologies will include brain tumors, hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes, seizures, spinal and head trauma, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Bell’s Palsy, Parkinson’s Disease, subarachnoid hemorrhage, meningitis, Moya Moya, Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Guillain-Barre syndrome among others. The workshop will finish with the opportunity for attendees to practice performing a neurological examination in small groups with workshop assistants. All attendees will be provided with, and be able to keep, the tools needed to practice the examination.

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

20.4.075 Transgender Health Care: Everything Your Gender Diverse Patient Needs to Know
Time 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, LGBT Health
Speaker(s)
Kathryn Tierney, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
This seminar will provide a framework to help you Cly 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.
20.4.076 CXR Interpretation: It's Not All Black and White
Time 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Radiology, Surgical
Speaker(s)
Susan Collazo, APRN-CNP

This presentation will cover A chest imaging - including Chest X-rays and CT chest films. Through the utilization of case studies and intra-operative pictures, the participant will learn more about ILD, pleural effusions and more complex cases.

20.4.080 Attended NP Posters: Group 2
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
CE Hours 1.5

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

20.4.080.01 Addressing Intimate Partner Violence: An Evidence-based Quality Improvement Project
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Karin T. Klause, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
20.4.080.01 Addressing Intimate Partner Violence: An Evidence-based Quality Improvement Project
20.4.080.02 Preventing HIV in Adolescents with Pre-exposure Prophylaxis
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Shirley Stephenson, MSN, FNP-BC; Charles Yingling, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
20.4.080.02 Preventing HIV in Adolescents with Pre-exposure Prophylaxis
20.4.080.03 Reassessment of Patient Records to Analyze for Social Determinants of Health Codes in Home Based Primary Health Care
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Denise Coppa, PhD, APRN-FNP-C, FAANP
20.4.080.03 Reassessment of Patient Records to Analyze for Social Determinants of Health Codes in Home Based Primary Health Care
20.4.080.04 Leveraging Technology to Influence Recovery Behaviors Among the Bariatric Surgery Population
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Megan Sabat, MSN, ACNP-BC; Abigail Schnapf, MSN, ACNP, BC
20.4.080.04 Leveraging Technology to Influence Recovery Behaviors Among the Bariatric Surgery Population
20.4.080.05 Same Day Joint Arthroplasty: Redesigning the Care Pathway in a Community Hospital
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Katie Killinger, MSN, BSN, NP-C; Katie Kane, MSN, BSN, DNP-C
20.4.080.05 Same Day Joint Arthroplasty: Redesigning the Care Pathway in a Community Hospital
20.4.080.06 Engaging Nurse Practitioner (NP) Students in Political Activism
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Beverly Lang, MScN, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP; S. Dale G. Jafari, DNP, FNP-BC
20.4.080.06 Engaging Nurse Practitioner (NP) Students in Political Activism
20.4.080.07 Remote Patient Monitoring for Chronic Disease Management
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Tearsanee C. Davis, DNP, FNP-BC
20.4.080.07 Remote Patient Monitoring for Chronic Disease Management
20.4.080.08 New Global Vascular Guidelines on the Management of "Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia"
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Nancy Eleanor Stone, PhD, ACNP-BC, NP-C, CCRN
20.4.080.08 New Global Vascular Guidelines on the Management of "Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia"
20.4.080.10 Evaluation of the Missouri Oral Health Program: Fluoride Varnish Plus Sealant and Fluoride Varnish Only Comparison
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Umit Tokac, PhD; Carol Berger, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
20.4.080.10 Evaluation of the Missouri Oral Health Program: Fluoride Varnish Plus Sealant and Fluoride Varnish Only Comparison
20.4.080.11 Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotic Use for Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Jeanne Ann Vanfossan, DNP, RN, MSN, CFNP, Denise Lucas, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP; Robin Lawson, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP
20.4.080.11 Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotic Use for Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
20.4.080.12 The Comfort Zone: How Mentoring and Department Culture can Impact the First Year of APRNs Practice
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Ericka Brunson-Gillespie - DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC
20.4.080.12 The Comfort Zone: How Mentoring and Department Culture can Impact the First Year of APRNs Practice
20.4.080.13 Telehealth Pilot Program for Burn Wound Care: A Case Study
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Jodi Wojcik, MSA, APRN, APN-C
20.4.080.13 Telehealth Pilot Program for Burn Wound Care: A Case Study
20.4.080.14 Health-Enhancing Physical Activity Habits
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Jean W. Davis, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, PHCNS-BC
20.4.080.14 Health-Enhancing Physical Activity Habits
20.4.080.15 EdFED EHR Improves Meal Support to Hospitalized Elders
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Daniel P. Boffa, DNP, MS, APRN, AGPGNP-C
20.4.080.15 EdFED EHR Improves Meal Support to Hospitalized Elders
20.4.080.16 Cannabis: THC, CBD and Terpenes. An Overview of How They Work in the Body and How to Teach Your Patient to Select the Most Helpful Strain
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Joanne Keefe, DNP, MPH, FNP-c, CNE; Amber Littlefield, DNP, MEd, FNP-C; CNE
20.4.080.16 Cannabis: THC, CBD and Terpenes. An Overview of How They Work in the Body and How to Teach Your Patient to Select the Most Helpful Strain
20.4.080.17 Antibiotic Stewardship: Improving Effective Patient Centered Care Utilizing a Shared Decision Aid and 5Ds Tool
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Cynthia Forrest, DNP, FNP-C
20.4.080.17 Antibiotic Stewardship: Improving Effective Patient Centered Care Utilizing a Shared Decision Aid and 5Ds Tool
20.4.080.18 An Emerging Vulnerable Population? Providing Healthcare for Gig/Independent/Contract Workers
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Joyce Karl, DNP, APRN-CNP
20.4.080.18 An Emerging Vulnerable Population? Providing Healthcare for Gig/Independent/Contract Workers
20.4.080.19 Evolution of the MHI Teleheart Program: Lessons Learned and Their Applicability to Other NP- led Telehealth Programs
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Debbi Lindgren-Clendenen, RN, MN, GNP-BC, AGCNP-BC, APRN, CPNP
20.4.080.19 Evolution of the MHI Teleheart Program: Lessons Learned and Their Applicability to Other NP- led Telehealth Programs
20.4.080.20 Improving Social Support Programing Participation Following Bariatric Surgery Through the Implementation of a Web-based Support Group
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Elizabeth Horan, RN, BSN; Angela Moss, PhD, RN, APRN-BC
20.4.080.20 Improving Social Support Programing Participation Following Bariatric Surgery Through the Implementation of a Web-based Support Group
20.4.080.21 Limiting Emergency Nurse Practitioner Compassion Fatigue Using Mobile Self-Care Reminders
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Johnna Carrig, DNP, RN
20.4.080.21 Limiting Emergency Nurse Practitioner Compassion Fatigue Using Mobile Self-Care Reminders
20.4.080.22 Developing Interventions for Caregivers of Children Who Require Medical Technology
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Regena Spratling, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP; Melissa Faulkner, PhD, RN, FAAN
20.4.080.22 Developing Interventions for Caregivers of Children Who Require Medical Technology
20.4.080.23 Assessing for Human Trafficking in Primary Care
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Crystal L. Stevens, DNP
20.4.080.23 Assessing for Human Trafficking in Primary Care
20.4.080.24 The Prostate Cancer Survivor: Managing Long Term Treatment Related Effects in Primary Care
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Karol J. Huenerberg, MSN, FNP-BC, APNP, AOCNP
20.4.080.24 The Prostate Cancer Survivor: Managing Long Term Treatment Related Effects in Primary Care
20.4.080.25 Psychometric Testing and Evaluation of The Novice Nurse Practitioner Role Transition Scale
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Hilary Barnes, PhD, APRN, NP-C; Asefeh Faraz, PHD, APRN, FNP-BC
20.4.080.25 Psychometric Testing and Evaluation of The Novice Nurse Practitioner Role Transition Scale
20.4.080.26 Strongyloidiasis: You Won't Find it if You Don't Look!
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Mary DiGiulio, DNP, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP
20.4.080.26 Strongyloidiasis: You Won't Find it if You Don't Look!
20.4.080.27 Provider Awareness for Trained Service Dogs
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Cassandra Lee, RN, BSN
20.4.080.27 Provider Awareness for Trained Service Dogs
20.4.080.28 Diabetes in the LGBTQ Population: The NP's Role in Delivering Culturally Competent Diabetes Care
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Jacqueline LaManna, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, BC-ADMN, CDE; Christopher Blackwell, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN; Frank Guido-Sanz, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC
20.4.080.28 Diabetes in the LGBTQ Population: The NP's Role in Delivering Culturally Competent Diabetes Care
20.4.080.29 Factors associated with Psychiatric Readmission for Patients with Schizophrenia
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Moonhee Gang, RN, PHD, PMHNP
20.4.080.29 Factors associated with Psychiatric Readmission for Patients with Schizophrenia
20.4.080.30 Skin Biopsy as a New Potential Biomarker for Early Detection in Neuro Degenerative diseases
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Jamie Cherup, DNP, CRNP, BSN
20.4.080.30 Skin Biopsy as a New Potential Biomarker for Early Detection in Neuro Degenerative diseases
20.4.080.31 Health-promoting Behaviors of Low-income Adults Seeking Care at a Community Health Center
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Joyce Maglione, PhD, ANP-BC
20.4.080.31 Health-promoting Behaviors of Low-income Adults Seeking Care at a Community Health Center
20.4.080.32 Preceptor Coaching Strategies for Challenging NP Students
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Gloria Mattson Huerta, DNP, FNP-C, AGNP-C; Robin Pueschel, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, RNFA
20.4.080.32 Preceptor Coaching Strategies for Challenging NP Students
20.4.080.33 Transition to Practice for New APPs
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Alicia Conrad, APRN, ACNP-BC, CNS
20.4.080.33 Transition to Practice for New APPs
20.4.080.34 Utilizing an Interprofessional Collaborative Approach to Implement a Community/Faith-Based Colorectal Educational Program for Blacks: An NP Addressing Cancer Health Disparities
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Phyllis D. Morgan, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP
20.4.080.34 Utilizing an Interprofessional Collaborative Approach to Implement a Community/Faith-Based Colorectal Educational Program for Blacks: An NP Addressing Cancer Health Disparities
20.4.080.35 Identifying Barriers to Implementation of a Spontaneous Awakening Trial Guideline
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Maggie Williams, DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC
20.4.080.35 Identifying Barriers to Implementation of a Spontaneous Awakening Trial Guideline
20.4.080.36 Delivering Multi-modal Education to Develop Competency in Advanced Practice Education
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Kimberly McIltrot, DNP, CPNP, CWOCN, CNE, FAANP, FAAN
20.4.080.36 Delivering Multi-modal Education to Develop Competency in Advanced Practice Education
20.4.080.37 Statin Associated Autoimmune Myopathy Among an American Indian Population
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Laura Close, FNP-BC
20.4.080.37 Statin Associated Autoimmune Myopathy Among an American Indian Population
20.4.080.38 A Team Approach to Medical Obesity Treatment: Utilizing Registered Nurses for Telephone Follow-up Visits to Promote Health Behavior Change
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Jill Ratanaphruks, MSN, FNP-BC
20.4.080.38 A Team Approach to Medical Obesity Treatment: Utilizing Registered Nurses for Telephone Follow-up Visits to Promote Health Behavior Change
20.4.080.39 Caring for the Mental Health Needs of Gender and Sexual Minorities in Primary Care
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Katherine Cooper, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
20.4.080.39 Caring for the Mental Health Needs of Gender and Sexual Minorities in Primary Care
20.4.080.40 Placing Social Determinants of Health in the Center of Patient-centered Care
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Susan Renda, DNP, ANP-BC, CDE, FNAP, FAAN
20.4.080.40 Placing Social Determinants of Health in the Center of Patient-centered Care
20.4.080.41 Subsequent Cancers: Increasing Knowledge and Detection in Primary Care
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Kathleen J. Jackson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM
20.4.080.41 Subsequent Cancers: Increasing Knowledge and Detection in Primary Care
20.4.080.42 Using Secure Messaging to Improve Patient-to-Provider Communication Among Active Duty Service Members
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Stephanie Burleson, FNP-BC
20.4.080.42 Using Secure Messaging to Improve Patient-to-Provider Communication Among Active Duty Service Members
20.4.080.43 Bites and Stings as Summer Things
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Catherine Haut, DNP, DPNP, CCRN, FAANP
20.4.080.43 Bites and Stings as Summer Things
20.4.080.44 Eerie What? Erysipelas as a Complication of Herpes Zoster
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Teresa Cating, DNP, MSN, RN, A-G, NP-C
20.4.080.44 Eerie What? Erysipelas as a Complication of Herpes Zoster
20.4.080.45 AI: Promise, Potential and Problem in the Age of Intelligence
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Poster
20.4.080.45 AI: Promise, Potential and Problem in the Age of Intelligence
20.4.083 Intermediate Spanish for Health Care Professionals
Time 1:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 4
Additional Fee $100.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Diversity, Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Tracey B. Long, PhD, APRN, MS, MSN, CDE, CCRN
This workshop is for health care providers with a previous background in basic Spanish and will provide vocabulary needed for the clinician. Participants will receive an overview of Spanish cultural concepts, grammar and phrases to perform greetings, a basic health history and assessment, and function with conversational medical phrases. 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 one of the Basic Spanish for Health Care Professionals workshops (20.2.071, 20.3.041 or 20.5.040).
20.4.087 Psychopharmacology Review and Update
Time 1:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 4
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Neurology, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Alan P. Agins, PhD

This will be an initial discussion of the latest theories regarding the etiology and neuropathology of depression and attention deficit disorders as well as schizophrenia, bipolar, followed by an extensive review and update on the basic and clinical pharmacology of the medications used to treat these disorders, from indications and mechanisms of action to determining which agents might be better for which patients, to side effects (and their management), contraindications, drug interactions, issues with adherence, patient/family education and more. And, lastly, we will look at new treatment concepts and potentially promising medications in the pipeline.

20.4.091 Pediatric Lower Extremity Alignment Issues
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Orthopedics, Pediatric, Primary Care
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.
20.4.092 Airborne Toxic Exposures and Its Impact on Health and Disease Today
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Allergy/Immunology, Cardiovascular, Gerontology, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Occupational Health, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Urology/Nephrology
Speaker(s)
Cathy M. St. Pierre, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Our environment today is constantly changing and is impacted by  the presence of airborne toxins.  These toxic substances have an impact and can harm the human body in multiple ways.  This presentation will focus on the impact of climate change on health and provide several examples of airborne exposures that have are believed to be causal for the presence of some diseases today. This presentation will include the impact of toxic exposures on  both the civilian and veteran populations. 

20.4.093 Disorders of the Testis and Scrotum in Men: From Acute Inflammation to Chronic Lumps and Bumps
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, LGBT Health, Men's Health, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Pharmacology, Reproductive Health, Urology/Nephrology
Speaker(s)
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, FAANP, FAAN

This presentation will provide an overview of the most prevalent and clinically relevant disorders affecting the male scrotum and testis. We will review dermatologic scrotal disorders ranging from benign angiokeratomas to necrotizing fasciitis of the scrotum and pelvic region (Fournier's gangrene), benign and  malignant intra-scrotal masses, along with acute and painful inflammatory conations such as  torsion, epididymitis, and orchitis. Emphasis will be placed on rapid and accurate diagnosis, effective treatment options and indications for referral. 

20.4.094 Development and Implementation of Acute Care Fellowship Programs
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Corinna Sicoutris, MSN, ACNP, FAANP, FCCM
As the demand for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (ACNPs) grows nationally, it becomes increasingly challenging to recruit and on-board nurse practitioners (NPs) in a timely and effective fashion. In 2011 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended that NPs practice to their full scope and that organizations support the transition of new graduate NPs into practice with residency programs. Nationally, post-graduate education and training for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants is becoming a standard in organizations as A Practice Providers themselves desire and seek more formalized training, and their practice environments become more specialized and increasingly complex. While designed to offer an immersive clinical and educational experience for nurse practitioners, these programs also offer significant organizational value. This session will focus on the programmatic development and implementation of an acute care nurse practitioner fellowship program in critical care as well as explore the long term value on this investment for its impact on clinical readiness, workforce planning strategy and improved patient outcomes.
20.4.095 Achieving Balance: Neurobiology, Genomics & Treatment of Bipolar Disorders
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Genetics/Genomics, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAANP
Updated diagnostic criteria and models of the bipolar spectrum are reviewed to improve case identification, diagnosis and treatment. Bipolar affective disorder is redefined in the context of epigenetics and neurobiology, with specific attention to contemporary pharmacological approaches to manage bipolar disorders. Practical applications for nurse practitioners are presented.
20.4.096 Preserving e-Professionalism and Amplifying Your NP Career
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Technology
Speaker(s)
Johnnie Sue Wijewardane, PhD, 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.

20.4.097 Cardiometabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Risk: 2020 Updates
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
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.

20.4.098 Confused about Diabetes? Ask the Es in the Big Easy
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Dixie L. Harms, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, FAANP; Angela Thompson DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE, FAANP

This presentation will start with common questions on the management of diabetes including assessment, diagnosis, plan of care and pharmacotherapeutics. The format of this presentation is to allow open discussion through audience questions. Case presentations may be used to facilitate questions.

20.4.099 Transitioning from the Clinic to the Classroom: An Academic Survival Guide for NP Faculty
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Jessica L. Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP
Are you considering transitioning from the clinic to the classroom? Thinking about taking on an adjunct or part-time faculty role to balance with clinic life or perhaps a full-time academic position with or without a faculty practice? This presentation will give you practical career advice, comparing both clinical and scholastic tracks, giving you a survival guide for academia from an experienced faculty member.
20.4.100 Cancer Screening Guidelines 2020: Case Finding through Effective Screening
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Dermatology, Oncology
Speaker(s)
Mary Anne Dumas, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP
This presentation will provide NPs with the most latest epidemiology, risk factors and trends in oncology will be presented. The risk factors, screening guidelines, signs and symptoms for the “Bid 4” cancers, the genetically linked cancers, GYN, skin cancers and a exemplar case study will be presented for each type of cancer. Discussion of the process of risk assessment, screening guidelines, clinical decision-making, diagnosis and recommendations for treatment will enable the NP to confidently provide primary secondary and tertiary cancer prevention.
20.4.101 Selecting Eating Plans with Patients Who Have Overweight, Obesity and or Diabetes
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Diversity, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Men's Health, Obesity/Weight Management, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Joy Pape, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CDE, WOCN, CFCN, FAADE

Excess weight, obesity and diabetes are epidemics. Patients often ask nurse practitioners, “What should I eat?” With all the information and misinformation available to both health care professionals and patients, many are confused. Clear up the confusion by attending this lively presentation which will discuss a variety of meal plans to help your patients choose plans that work for them…in the long-term.

20.4.102 Navigating the Hard Road of Trucker Safety and Fitness for Duty
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Occupational Health
Speaker(s)
Karen Heaton, PhD, COHN-S, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAAOHN
This session will present challenges in establishing fitness for duty, including the most common disqualifying conditions and physical assessment findings. Recent and proposed revisions to the United States Department of Transportation Medical Examiner guidance documents will be described and discussed. Case studies from occupational health practice will be presented and opportunities for active participant engagement will be provided.
20.4.103 The Red Eye
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Ophthalmology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Denise Ramponi, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, FAEN
This presentation will review red eye conditions, how to determine differential diagnoses, and current treatment. Latest evidence based recommendations will be reviewed along with red eye conditions such as subconjuntival hemorrhage, corneal abrasions, conjunctivitis differentials, ocular chemical burns, ultraviolet burns, blepharitis, hordeolum, chalazion, herpes infections, etc.
20.4.104 So You Want To Open A Rural Clinic?
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Elliot Myers, APRN, FNP-C; Christy Lenahan, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C, CNE
This presentation is geared for APRNs that have interest in opening a primary care clinic in a rural area. Best practices with evidence based strategies will be shared and discussed.
20.4.105 Neurological Radiology Indications and Interpretation: What to Order When
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Neurology, Radiology, Surgical
Speaker(s)
Linda Herrmann, PhD, RN, AGACNP-BC, GNP-BC, ACHPN, FAANP
This presentation is relevant to our diverse NP audience, particularly at the proficient and E level, because it will enhance an area of their clinical practice not often or deeply covered in NP education or in practice. The numbers of patients with cerebrovascular disease and traumatic injury are increasing. Thus, providers in acute and primary care should be armed with the foundational knowledge of appropriate neurological imaging and evaluation. This interactive presentation will engage attendees in a scintillating review of the main types of imaging used for a neurological work-up in. This will include a review of plain X-rays, CT imaging (including CT angiography), MRI (functional, navigational for planning, spectrography), MR angiogram, MR venogram and conventional diagnostic angiograms. In addition, I will use a case-based approach to illustrate a review of the indications for when to order such imaging, and a review of imaging findings. Attendees will be engaged via audience participation software for immediate feedback and an enhanced learning environment.
20.4.110 A Fact a Minute: Hot Topics and Controversies in Emergency Care
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Wound Care
Speaker(s)
Nicole Martinez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, PHN; , K. Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN
The treatment and management of patients who present to the emergency department is as dynamic and evolving as the patients themselves. This presentation will highlight the current trends in emergency care for conditions that encompass the entire spectrum of care provided by nurse practitioners who work in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent settings. Utilizing PollEverywhere, this interactive session will examine several “hot” and controversial topics trending within emergency care.
20.4.111 Pharmacological Therapies and Nurse Practitioners Implications for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder
Speaker(s)
Mary Jo Cerepani, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP, FAEN, Ann M. Mitchell, PhD, RN, FIAAN, FAAN
The presentation provides education on common medications used in the treatment of opioid disorders as well as psychosocial factors that impacts patients with opioid use disorder.
20.4.112 Using Common Psychotropic Medications in Primary Care: What the PCP Needs to Know
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Sattaria 'Tari' Dilks, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Will present an over of the antidepressants, mood stabilizers and antipsychotic medications that are commonly used in primary care. Screening tools, targeted symptom improvement and prescribing pearls will be discussed. Case studies will be used to aid in demonstrating how decisions for medication consideration may be made.
20.4.113 What's Eating You? What Every NP Needs to Know About Vector-borne Infections
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Infectious Disease
Speaker(s)
Vanessa Pomarico-Denino, EdD, FNP-BC, FAANP
Vector-borne infections are on the rise. NPs need to know how to respond to these emerging infections. Attendees will learn differences between the different types of vector-borne infections and how to correctly identify and treat patients who present with symptoms. NP's need to understand the areas that are endemic to vector-borne infections to better identify and treat those patients whose travel and may put them at risk for these types of illnesses. This presentation will discuss vector-borne illnesses including West Nile, Chikungunya, St. Louis Encephalitis, Dengue and Zika that are found right here in the United States and to identify those patients who may have traveled outside of the US but return with a vector-borne infection. Attendees will learn the differences in clinical presentation as well as the appropriate treatment modalities for these infections along with the endemic areas that carry a higher risk of contracting one of these infections.
20.4.114 Silence: A Never Event
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Michael Ackerman, DNS, RN, FCCM, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN
Silence has been recognized as a cause of harm and death in health care. Creating a culture where speaking up is encouraged is crucial to assure safe passage of hospitalized patients. It addition to assuring safe patient care, speaking up against horizontal violence is also crucial. This presentation will provide the participant with an overview of some essential skills required in their personal toolbox. It also coincides well with many national initiatives related to healthy work environments, resiliency and burnout. The presentation will be lively and interactive. The "Do's and Taboos" of behavior will be discussed as well as a game plan for how to implement a system that promotes or prohibits these behaviors. Additionally, a description and update on the social media campaign “Stop the Silence in Health Care” will be presented. This presentation will provide a high take home value.
20.4.115 What's New in Treating Chronic Heart Failure: Pearls for Nurse Practitioners
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Gerontology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Leslie L. Davis, PhD, RN, FACC, FAHA, FPCNA, FAANP
This presentation will discuss mainline pharmacological treatment for patients with chronic heart failure (HF) with emphasis on patients with reduced ejection fraction (EF) including challenges to up-titration of medications. Two new classes of medications approved for reduced EF will be discussed along with how to use decision support tools when considering these medications. Resources will be shared to optimize care for HF patients in real-world settings.
20.4.116 Stepwise Treatment Approach to Atopic Dermatitis
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Dermatology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Susan Tofte, MS, BSN, FNP-C

This PowerPoint presentation will include pathophysiology for atopic dermatitis, diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, standard treatments, new and evolving treatments, a discussion of side effects and when to refer.

20.4.118 Polypharmacy and Deprescribing--Beyond the Basics
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Lori Martin-Plank, PhD, FNP-c, GNP-BC, PMHNP, FAANP
Review of understanding PK and PD specific issues in older adults as foundational to prescribing Discussion of polypharmacy in older adults--how and why--definition. Move into definition of deprescribing--historical context and rationale Less Is More and AGS Multimorbidity treatment guidelines as related to deprescribing Patient and provider issues with deprescribing Rational Polypharmacy Complex cases summary and questions.
20.4.119 Extremity X-ray Interpretation Made Easy!
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Orthopedics, Pediatric, Primary Care, Radiology
Speaker(s)
Denise Ramponi, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, FAEN
You will become familiar with an approach to reading extremity x-rays. Normal and abnormal findings will be reviewed on extremity x-rays. Common fractures and dislocations will be demonstrated. High risk extremity injuries prone to complications, such as avascular necrosis, will be emphasized.
20.4.120 Migraine: Updates in Management and Treatment
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Neurology, Pain Management
Speaker(s)
Calli Cook, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Upon attending this course the learner will understand the basic pathophysiology of migraine, best treatment practices, and practical approaches to care. These objectives will be achieved through discussing migraine pathophysiology, identifying best treatment practices, and understanding how to develop migraine treatment plans that are tailored to patient needs and improve patient adherence to treatment.
20.4.121 The Pediatric Opioid Crisis: A Primer on Use, Prescribing and Treatment
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Pain Management, Pediatric, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Kristin Hittle Gigli, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
The opioid crisis has had a negative impact on the pediatric population. In the United States in 2014, a baby was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome every 15 minutes, nearly half a million adolescents reported using non-medical opioid pain relievers, and 168,000 adolescents reported having a documented opioid addiction. The incidence of pediatric opioid-related admissions to hospitals and intensive care units is on the rise. As the number of opioid exposures increase, the role A practice registered nurses play in managing these patients and their disease becomes increasingly important. This session will present the latest evidence related to pediatric opioid prescribing and addiction management. An overview of the epidemiology of pediatric opioid use will frame the discussion. This session will incorporate education on policies that pertain to prescribing controlled substances and medication-based treatment of opioid use disorder.
20.4.122 Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice: A Confusing Legal Journey
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Kenneth P. Miller, PhD, MJ, RN, CFNP, FAAN, FAANP

This presentation is designed to look at the various legal components of the nurse practitioner’s scope of practice. Additionally, it will provide some legal cases that that show the consequences of working outside one’s scope of practice.

20.4.123 HPV Vaccination Update: Expanding the Use of Cancer Prevention to Women and Men Aged 26-45
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Infectious Disease, Men's Health, Oncology, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
The purpose of this session is to present the newly expanded, ACIP HPV vaccination recommendations in support of cancer prevention in women and men ages 26-45. Considerations impacting clinical decision making as well as successful interventions and strategies to increase HPV vaccine uptake will be highlighted.
20.4.124 Treating Depression Below & Above the Clinical Threshold Across the Lifespan
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Sean P. Convoy, DNP, PMHNP-BC
This presentation will illustrate the clinical symptoms associated with the DSM V diagnostic category of depressive disorders that can exist both below and above the clinical threshold and how these symptoms can manifest differently across the lifespan. Evidence-based psychotherapeutic, psychopharmacologic, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment strategies will be emphasized. Particular emphasis targeting high-risk clinical situations like suicidal and homicidal ideations, high volume clinical situations like medication side effects and residual symptoms, and problem-prone clinical situations like medication-induced mania and the phenomenon of poop out will be highlighted. This presentation's content is intentionally tailored to non-psychiatric A practice registered nurses who struggle to support vulnerable and underserved patients with depression that have limited access to traditional mental health services.
20.4.125 Are Nurse Practitioners Prepared to Care for the Pandemic of Parkinson's Disease?
Time 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (Friday, 6/26)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Neurology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Gwyn M. Vernon, MSN, CRNP, MSN, RN, CRNP

Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease of adults, second only to Alzheimer's disease, and is quickly surpassing Alzheimer's disease in prevalence, disability and deaths. In fact, PD prevalence doubled from 1990 to 2015 and is expected to continue to escalate exponentially. Nurse practitioners will undoubtedly be called upon to diagnose, treat and provide long term management for those with Parkinson's disease. This presentation will provide evidenced based information on the symptom presentation of PD, differential diagnosis, common management strategies during the trajectory of the disease, and utilization of a multidisciplinary team in care for this common, chronic condition.


Saturday, June 27
20.5.010 New Drug Update: What's Hot and What's Not
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Wendy L. Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP

Keeping up with new medications, particularly given the recent trend towards direct to consumer advertising, is one of the true challenges of primary care.  Ms. Wright will focus on the top new, widely used medications, including their appropriate uses, adverse effects and drug interactions.

20.5.011 Improving Diagnostic Safety in NP Practice: Strategies to Improve Care and Minimize Harm
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Faculty Development/Education, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Primary Care, Research
Speaker(s)
Gene Elizabeth Harkless, DNSc, APRN, FNP-BC, CNL, FAANP

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

20.5.012 Stem Cells: A New Age of Regenerative Medicine
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Orthopedics, Pain Management, Procedures, Research, Rheumatology
Speaker(s)
Eileen M. Newton, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, AAOPM-BC, COHN-S

This presentation defines stem cells in general, but specifically concentrates on mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) derived from adipose tissue. We will discuss the FDA guidelines required for stem cell use and address the current struggle with the FDA to make this available to more patients. Safety will be addressed, dispelling much of the misinformation that has been generated. Once you understand MSC’s use and implications, you will be able to recognize stem cell therapy as an alternative treatment for arthritis and degenerative conditions. It is important for practitioners to embrace alternatives to pharmaceuticals for patient’s pain relief and improved function. This practice of orthobiologics offers hope for patients in pain and may be the answer for your practice.

20.5.013 Caring for Military Families in Your Community
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Cindy Cooke, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

Military families are found in every community in our nation. The extended periods of war have touched our active duty, reservists and National Guard in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and their families, nuclear and extended. The issues of military families do not end with a military retirement, separation or death and are often in rural and urban areas across the country. This presentation deals with concerns to address the unique issues faced by our military families. NPs are perfect providers for this population in addressing physical and emotional needs across the family dynamic.

20.5.014 Tell Me Something I Don't Know! Real Scenarios to Reduce Diagnostic Errors in Emergency Care
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
K. Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN; Nicole Martinez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, PHN
Several emergency cases will be given to the participants using a phone app (polleverywhere.com). The participants will be asked questions about the 1) appropriate history-taking and physical exam parameters for each case and the possible differential diagnoses for each case. The participants will also consider the medical decision making for each case along with the plan of care/management, and follow-up for each case presented. Finally, "pearls" in dictation/documentation for each emergency case will be presented. Approved video clips from ReelDx will also be used to enhance this presentation.
20.5.015 Evidence Based Management of Common Acute Care Surgical Conditions
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Surgical
Speaker(s)
Janice Delgiorno, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, TCRN; Diana Filipek, RN, BSN, TCRN, MSN, AGACNP-BC
This presentation will focus on the evidence based management of Common Acute Care Surgical Conditions including small bowel obstruction, acute appendicitis and acute cholecystitis using a case study approach.
20.5.016 Prevention of Suicide by Understanding the Suicidal Brain
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Teena M McGuinness, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide has increased by 30% since 1999 resulting in 46,000 deaths in 2016 and is the second leading cause of death among youth. Genetics and adversity in childhood increase risk by altering responses to stress via epigenetic changes in gene expression. These changes produce dysregulation of emotions, behavior, and stress responses. These processes modify the brain itself including altering neurotransmitter tracts, inflammatory responses, and glial changes, to name a few. By understanding the suicidal brain, pathways to addressing these molecular and structural deviations reveal next steps in prevention of suicide. Multiple approaches that offer protective effects for the brain and prevention of suicide will be addressed. These include (a) prescribing exercise, (b) sleep coaching, and (c) medication (especially lithium, with its well-known antisuicidal properties, esketamine, and clozapine) will be discussed.
20.5.018 Resolving Threats to Practice with Grassroots Initiative
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Michelle M. Anderson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP; Cathy R. 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 an autonomous nurse practitioner (NP) practice challenge that was restricting patient access through limiting insurance credentialing. Patients were required to switch care providers as they could no longer utilize their autonomously practicing NP. The process took approximately six months to resolve this limitation and regain access to patients who were impacted. The broader scope of this presentation will demonstrate 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 threats to nurse practitioners practice.
20.5.019 Aortic Aneurysm: A Ticking Time Bomb
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Gerontology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Primary Care, Surgical
Speaker(s)
Mary McGreal, DNP, RN, ANPC, CCRN
Aortic aneurysms strike 1.5 to 2 million Americans and cause 15,000 deaths a year. They occur when a portion of the aorta becomes dilated, with all layers of the aortic wall involved. The aneurysm tends to expand, growing at least 50% larger than the normal diameter. They can occur anywhere along the aorta, but the two main types are a thoracic and abdominal aneurysm. The etiology of aortic aneurysms is multi factorial. Risk factors include older age, smoking, hypertension, and atherosclerosis. In addition, genetic conditions, such as Marfan’s and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes also predispose to aneurysm formation. In an aging population now experiencing the effects of smoking and atherosclerotic disease, understanding the pathophysiology of aneurysm formation, potential complications, and treatment options is crucial. Nurse practitioners have a key role to play in early detection, surveillance and management of this life-threatening condition.
20.5.020 Uncommon Forms of Diabetes: How to Find the Zebra in the Herd
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Autoimmune Disorders, Endocrinology, Genetics/Genomics, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Angela Thompson DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE, FAANP

According to the latest statistics from the 2017 Center for Disease Control report there are an estimated 23.1 million people or 7.2% of the population that been diagnosed diabetes.  As many as 5% of these cases will have an uncommon or rare form of diabetes including latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), maturity onset diabetes in the young (MODY), cystic fibrosis related diabetes (CFRD), and various drug or chemical induced diabetes.  This presentation will explore how to recognize and treat these conditions as well as the screening opportunities available in the primary care setting.  

20.5.021 The Many Faces of Elder Abuse
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Domestic Violence, Gerontology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Natalie Baker, DNP, CRNP, GS-C, FAANP
Elder abuse is prevalent in the United States and occurs within all socioeconomic and ethnic groups. This silent epidemic is often missed by providers. This session will explore the types of elder abuse, including risk factors and profiles of perpetrators. Common clinical and laboratory findings associated with elder abuse will be discussed and barriers to elder abuse identification will be examined. Screening tools will be introduced and applied to case studies. Attendees will be provided with resources for their practice setting.
20.5.022 Inspiring Balance and Wellbeing: GLADNP
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care, Women's 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 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.
20.5.023 Screening, Identification, Treatment and Referral of Female Victims of Human Sex Trafficking
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Human Trafficking
Speaker(s)
Ashley L. Hodges, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP

Human sex trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for a commercial sex act, in which a commercial sex act is inducted by force, fraud, or coercion. Healthcare providers are in a unique position and may be the only professional a trafficked individual interacts with during trafficking. Studies have demonstrated that as high as 88% of trafficked persons interact with a health care provider while being trafficked. Barriers identification and treatment are often because providers receive little to no training in trafficking. The lack of training leads to clinicians’ lack of comfort or familiarity with trafficking as a growing public health problem, identifying trafficked individuals in the health system, medical sequelae, and referral and reporting guidelines or requirements. In recognition of the importance of medical education on trafficking, multiple medical and nursing professional organizations and societies have called for academics and providers to change the current status of education. This presentation will address the human trafficking crisis and the role of the nurse practitioner.

20.5.024 Billing, Coding and Reimbursement for Obesity Management and Preventive Services
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Obesity/Weight Management
Speaker(s)
Marcia Cox, LUTCF, CMBS

Understand the use of evaluation and management (E/M) and preventive service codes to bill for visits and preventive services. Learn how to increase the use of auxiliary staff in your practice to perform preventive services and bill using "incident to". Consider adding Chronic Care Management (CCM) and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) to your practice to increase patient outcomes and compliance and practice revenue.

20.5.025 Boosting Your Breast Cancer Knowledge: Pharmacologic and Genetic Update for Primary Care Providers
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Genetics/Genomics, Oncology, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Mary Alison Smania, DNP, FNP-BC, AGN-BC, FAANP
This presentation will utilize a case-based approach to update primary care providers on assessment, treatment and management of women in primary care. The primary focus will be on the screening, diagnostic testing, pharmacologic treatment and how genetic and genomic testing impacts their care.
20.5.030 Basic Suturing: A Stitch in Time
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Additional Fee $135.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Dermatology, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Occupational Health, Procedures, Surgical
Speaker(s)
Cynthia Durham, MSN, RNFA, ANPC
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 20.1.014, 20.1.043 and 20.2.075.
20.5.033 PAP Management for OSA: Technology and Trouble-shooting
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Neurology, Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Sleep Disorders, Technology
Speaker(s)
Loretta Colvin, ACNP-BC

This presentation will review positive airway pressure (PAP) management for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA with a focus on new machine technologies, equipment comfort enhancements and PAP therapy troubleshooting. This presentation will provide in-depth discussion of PAP report monitoring for treatment efficacy and issues as well as patient reported issues.

20.5.034 Pediatric Mental Health Screening in Primary Care
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pediatric, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Dawn Garzon Maaks, PhD, PNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN
The purpose of this presentation is to provide the primary care provider with a hands-on experience using open sourced screening tools for pediatric anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorders and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). This case based-workshop focuses on the use, scoring and interpretation of commonly used tools. Discussion of DSM V diagnostic criteria is included.
20.5.035 Adding Tools to Your Toolbox: Fundamentals for NPs to Increase Use of Complementary Care
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Seminar
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Integrative Health
Speaker(s)
Deb Kiley DNP, ANP, NP-C, FNP-BC, FAANP; Deirdre Breen, NBC-HWC, AHC, YACEP
Using their combined experiences in allopathic and complementary therapies. Deb and Deirdre will present an expanded lens for assessment and intervention using interactive lecture and case studies format. Evidence-based information to manage common conditions and guidelines for incorporating integrative therapies in clinical practice will be presented. The toxic effects of the endemic lack of restorative sleep and extensive mitigation strategies will be discussed. Ancient and contemporary theories and therapies will be detailed. The how and why to improve movement and the role of mindset will also be explored. There are many contemporary tools available to help patients modify their routines to impact chronic disease and promote wellness. Case studies will demonstrate how simple modifications accumulate over time helping patients pivot toward healthy daily routines. They will provide strategies to implement in clinic on Monday and introduce two minute interventions that offer patients opportunities to shift their perspective.
20.5.036 Challenges in Reimbursement for NPs Practicing in Acute and Critical Care
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Seminar
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Kathy S. Magdic, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Nancy Munro, RN, MN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP
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.
20.5.037 Strategies for Precepting in Busy Practices
Time 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 2.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Elizabeth R. Barker, PhD, CNP, FAANP, FACHE, FNAP, FAAN; Oralea Pittman, DNP, FAANP

Strategies for effective precepting including supporting students in development of diagnostic reasoning, dealing with students who are not meeting objectives, students who are resistive to guidance, dealing with academic and clinical dishonesty, improving communication between academic programs and practices, dealing with multiple requests for precepting and assuring recognition for precepting students.

20.5.040 Basic Spanish for Health Care Professionals
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Workshop
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 4
Additional Fee $100.00
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Diversity, Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Tracey B. Long, PhD, APRN, MS, MSN, CDE, CCRN
Now is the time for you to learn Spanish! The U.S.A. census reports that 18% of the total population reported being from Hispanic or Latino origin and this number is expected to rise. In some states, the percent is as high as 38%. This workshop prepares health care providers to effectively communicate in basic Spanish phrases. Participants will gain a primary understanding of the Spanish language, an overview of Spanish speaking cultures and the importance of holistic patient care, plus an introduction to basic pronunciation, the alphabet, grammar and vocabulary for beginning conversational Spanish. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to verbalize basic Spanish salutations, perform a basic health assessment and function with conversational medical phrases. Repeat of 20.2.071 and 20.3.041.
20.5.045 Novel Uses of Forbidden Medicines: The Psychedelics Re-emerge
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Allergy/Immunology, Emergency, Palliative/End-of-Life, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Maria Mangini, PhD, APRN, FNP-C; Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, RN-BC, ANP-BC
Interest in the therapeutic uses of serotonergic psychedelics (psilocybin and LSD) as well as cannabis and ketamine has dramatically increased in the last decade. Clinical studies administering psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy have shown preliminary evidence of robust efficacy in treating anxiety and depression, as well as addiction to tobacco and alcohol. Moreover, recent research has suggested that some of these compounds have potential efficacy against inflammatory diseases through novel mechanisms, with potential advantages over existing anti-inflammatory agents. Serotonergic psychedelics operate through unique mechanisms that show promising effects for a variety of intractable, debilitating conditions, and should be rigorously researched. This presentation will provide an overview of psychedelics in medicine, while focusing on current and future clinical applications. Current research on safety and efficacy will be reviewed as well as directions for future research.
20.5.047 Biological Threat Preparedness: Awareness and Medical Management
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Emergency, Infectious Disease, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
LTC Hyun-Ju Kang, DNP, FNP-BC; LTC Hyun-Ju Kang, DNP, FNP-BC; Coleman Erwin, BSN, RN

This presentation will cover medical management of biological casualties including exposures to bacterial, viral diseases and toxins. The presentation is intended for primary care providers, emergency medicine providers, and others to be first to see patients with symptoms of bio-agent disease. This will be an overview on the guide to diagnosis, treatment and precautions of bio-casualties.

20.5.049 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gastroenterology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Speaker TBD

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder, occurring in over 20% of the population in the United States. It is characterized as a functional disturbance of the bowels. Symptoms can include lower abdominal pain and alternating episodes of constipation and diarrhea. Anxiety and somatization symptoms are often present as well. The primary care nurse practitioners should be familiar with this disorder as well as latest treatment options available to provide patients with relief and positive long term outcomes. In addition, this session will review best practices for documentation and coding surrounding this type of patient visit.

20.5.050 The Business of Being an NP: What Every NP Needs to Know About Negotiating the Best Salary and Contract
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Vanessa Pomarico-Denino, EdD, FNP-BC, FAANP
As RNs transition to NPs, they often have never had to update their CV much less negotiate a salary. This session will help attendees understand how to write a stellar CV and learn to negotiate (or re-negotiate) the best salary for them. This will benefit seasoned NPs looking for strategic ways to leverage an increase in their current position or negotiate for a better salary at a new position.
20.5.051 An Introduction to Hypnosis in Clinical Practice
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Integrative Health, Neurology, Pain Management
Speaker(s)
Barbara C. Phillips, APRN, GNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
It’s no secret that patients and clinicians both are looking for alternative methods to treat patients when pharmaceuticals are not indicated, harmful or undesired in patients. Hypnosis, which as been used for hundreds of years within the medical field, has been gaining in popularity among health care consumers and clinicians alike. Research into hypnosis, neuroscience, epigenetics and psychoneuroimmunology has continued to show us how powerful the brain is, and how hypnosis can be helpful for a variety of clinical situations including from emergency rooms to long term care, encompassing a myriad of clinical situations including but not limited to acute and chronic pain syndromes (fibromyalgia, IC, migraines), gut-related issues (IBS, IBD), insomnia, anxiety and more.
20.5.052 Survival Tools For Working in a Hostile Environment
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Business/Professional, Domestic Violence, Occupational Health, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Eileen M. Newton DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, AAOPM-BC, COHN-S

Workplace violence (WPV) has found recent scrutiny with bullying in schools and workplaces, as it has often disrupted these environments. These behaviors are jeopardizing safety and efficiency and causing biopsychosocial effects that take years to resolve. Its association with medical errors is what makes it a concern for all medical professionals and patients seeking care. The symptoms of the epidemic range from hurt feelings to threatened patient safety to death.  WPV is the leading cause of job-related deaths for women and second only to motor vehicle accidents for men.  Now, more than ever, is the time to acknowledge the threat and explore survival skills that may be needed. This presentation provides you with an opportunity to identify the problem and possibly see yourself as a contributor to the dilemma. It offers solutions that the participants can implement in their diverse work environments to help workers cope effectively. It may even give you the tools to survive. 

20.5.053 Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Nodules: 2020 Updates
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, Oncology, Pharmacology, Surgical
Speaker(s)
Susan S. VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
This presentation will review the current guidelines and treatment for thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules. We will discuss current treatment, including surgery, medication and radiation. Our discussion will include case studies to apply concepts to the patients in clinical practice.
20.5.054 Regulatory Literacy: Faculties Role in Closing the Gap Between Can and May and Ending Geographic Health Disparity
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Joyce M Knestrick, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP; Tay K. Kopanos, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP (invited)

This presentation will examine the core elements of regulatory literacy and engage educators to discuss content to meet full practice authority in NP/ DNP programs.  Skills to build and teach advocacy for full practice authority will be demonstrated and the impact on health equity will be discussed.  Exemplar states and education techniques will be highlighted.  

20.5.055 Eye Emergencies
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Ophthalmology
Speaker(s)
Denise Ramponi, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, FAEN
Vision threatening conditions can be very serious. Eye emergencies to be discussed include blunt or penetrating trauma, lacerations, blow out fractures, foreign bodies, infections such as corneal ulcers, orbital cellulitis, painless sudden loss of vision, acute glaucoma, etc. Conditions requiring urgent ophthalmology referral will be emphasized.
20.5.056 Quickly Reviewing the Literature to Inform Clinical Practice
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Faculty Development/Education, Research
Speaker(s)
Susan Buchholz, PhD, ANP, FAANP, FAAN
his 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 A 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
20.5.057 Environmental and Occupational Exposures Among Immigrants in the US
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Diversity, Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Occupational Health, Research
Speaker(s)
Maria A. Amaya, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP

Migrants coming across our southern border face numerous health challenges. United States (US) immigrant workers comprise a special population due to disenfranchisement, vulnerability to deportation, disproportionate poverty and lack of resources. This presentation is a review of information on occupational and environmental exposures among the US immigrant labor force, including lead exposure, using current data on patterns and trends, with implications for advanced practice. APRNs need to continuously update their knowledge on immigrant workers and become aware of federal, state and local policies that affect immigrant health in order to advance cultural competence for patient-centered care. Strategies to improve the quality of care include staying abreast of the most current data on immigrant workers, advocacy for patients, families and groups, and appropriate action to ameliorate risk factors.

20.5.058 Individualizing Management of Menopausal Symptoms
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pharmacology, Primary Care, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Dixie L. Harms, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, FAANP
This presentation will describe a comprehensive list of symptoms associated with menopause. This presentation also will include discussion of the interpretation of diagnostic testing. The speaker will include individualized management using commercial and compounded options for symptom management.
20.5.059 Recognizing Pediatric Physical Abuse in the Primary Care Setting
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Domestic Violence, Pediatric, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Shanna Chapman, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP
This presentation will educate the attendee on normal findings and variants, abnormal findings, red flags, and educate on how to identify high risk situations. Furthermore, it’s important to understand evidenced-based practice and what the NP should do with this finding during the primary care exam.
20.5.060 Telehealth Education
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Technology
Speaker(s)
Kathleen T. McCoy, DNSc, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP

This presentation will be an overview of Telehealth Education pertinent to Nurse Practitioners will describe means, methods of presentations, formats, guiding principles, legal aspects incumbent upon providers and what telehealth education clients should reasonably expect in terms of costs and outcomes.

20.5.064 Attended NP Posters: Group 3
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
CE Hours 1.25

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

20.5.064.02 Reduction of Opioid Use Among Breast Reconstruction Patients Utilizing an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Abigail Schnapf, MSN, ACNP, BC; Megan Sabat, MSN, ACNP-BC
20.5.064.02 Reduction of Opioid Use Among Breast Reconstruction Patients Utilizing an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol
20.5.064.03 Enhancing Infant Care through Creation of a Breastfeeding Friendly Pediatric Office
Time 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Annie Imboden, DNP, APN, CPNP-PC; Robin Lawson, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP
20.5.064.03 Enhancing Infant Care through Creation of a Breastfeeding Friendly Pediatric Office
20.5.064.04 Hurricane Maria - The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Disasters
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Diane Fuller Switzer, DNP, ARNP, RN, FNP/ENP-BC, CCRN, CEN
20.5.064.04 Hurricane Maria - The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Disasters
20.5.064.05 Mental Health Challenges in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Kelly Harden, DNSc, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
20.5.064.05 Mental Health Challenges in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
20.5.064.06 Bridging the Gap: Primary Care of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Sheryl Mitchell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Eboni Harris, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
20.5.064.06 Bridging the Gap: Primary Care of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
20.5.064.07 Assessing Attitudes of Primary Care Providers and Implementing an Educational Program to Increase Referral Rates to Cardiac Rehabilitation
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Adenike Okeowo, DNP, CHNP, FNP-C
20.5.064.07 Assessing Attitudes of Primary Care Providers and Implementing an Educational Program to Increase Referral Rates to Cardiac Rehabilitation
20.5.064.08 Quick Strategies for the Management of Post-operative Pain in the Emergent Surgical Patients on MAT Therapy
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Kimberly Broughton-Miller, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP
20.5.064.08 Quick Strategies for the Management of Post-operative Pain in the Emergent Surgical Patients on MAT Therapy
20.5.064.10 The Preoperative History & Physical: Anesthetic Implications and Surgical Risk
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Kelsey Chinnadurai, DNP, APRN-C
20.5.064.10 The Preoperative History & Physical: Anesthetic Implications and Surgical Risk
20.5.064.11 Tips for Conducting a Sexual Health History
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Maureen P. Scahill, MS, NP
20.5.064.11 Tips for Conducting a Sexual Health History
20.5.064.12 Cost-effectiveness and Sustainability in an Advanced Practice Nurse-led Clinic
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Debra Foldoe, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
20.5.064.12 Cost-effectiveness and Sustainability in an Advanced Practice Nurse-led Clinic
20.5.064.13 Pressure Injury Pain Among Nursing Home Residents
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Angela T. Williams, PhD, APRN, FNP-C, CNL
20.5.064.13 Pressure Injury Pain Among Nursing Home Residents
20.5.064.14 Using a Learner Centered Model in Precepting: SNAPPS
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Orale A. Pittman, DNP, APRN-CNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
20.5.064.14 Using a Learner Centered Model in Precepting: SNAPPS
20.5.064.15 Hearing Health Across the Lifespan
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Angela Shoup, PhD, FNAP
20.5.064.15 Hearing Health Across the Lifespan
20.5.064.16 The Impact of Remote Patient Monitoring on Pediatric Patients with Diabetes
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Mary Katelyn Armstrong, DNP, FNP, CDE
20.5.064.16 The Impact of Remote Patient Monitoring on Pediatric Patients with Diabetes
20.5.064.17 Breast Pain: It's Not always Breast Cancer
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
MaryAnn Troiano, DNP, APN-C
20.5.064.17 Breast Pain: It's Not always Breast Cancer
20.5.064.18 Beyond Screening: The NP role in Universal Education in Intimate Partner Violence
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Chris Divin, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
20.5.064.18 Beyond Screening: The NP role in Universal Education in Intimate Partner Violence
20.5.064.19 NP Risk Assessment Patterns in Relation to Depression, Cardiovascular Disease, and Age
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Lorraine M. Novosel, PhD, CRNP, AGPCNP-BC
20.5.064.19 NP Risk Assessment Patterns in Relation to Depression, Cardiovascular Disease, and Age
20.5.064.20 Vitamin D Deficiency in Chronic Care Management Part 1
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Ramona Mulleins-Foreman, FNP-C
20.5.064.20 Vitamin D Deficiency in Chronic Care Management Part 1
20.5.064.21 A Room with a Re-view: Advanced Practice Provider Morbidity, Mortality, and Quality Conference
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Amanda Haney, MS, APRN-CNP; Shannon Hoke, MS, APRN-CNP; Nicole Allen-Payne, MS, APRN-CNP; Nicole Kover, MS, APRN-CNP; Kadi Gonzalez-Nieft, MS, APRN-CNP; Lindsey Geiger, MS, APRN-CNP
20.5.064.21 A Room with a Re-view: Advanced Practice Provider Morbidity, Mortality, and Quality Conference
20.5.064.23 Nurse Practitioner as Health Coach: Partnering with Participants for Success!
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Lisa B. Robinson, DNP, CNL, CNE, NP-C
20.5.064.23 Nurse Practitioner as Health Coach: Partnering with Participants for Success!
20.5.064.24 Adultish: Identifying Modifiable Cardiovascular Disease Risks in Emerging Adulthood
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Nina R. Harvey, DNP, FNP-C, CRNP, COI
20.5.064.24 Adultish: Identifying Modifiable Cardiovascular Disease Risks in Emerging Adulthood
20.5.064.25 Evaluation of Advanced Practice Providers' Fellowship Programs: Instrument Development and Validation
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Cheryl Lustik, DNP, RN, MS, ANP-C
20.5.064.25 Evaluation of Advanced Practice Providers' Fellowship Programs: Instrument Development and Validation
20.5.064.26 Impacts of a Clinical Quality Improvement Project on Pediatric Asthma Control and Medication Adherence
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Jennifer Ridgway, DNP, APRN, CPNP; Natasha McClure - DNP, CPNP
20.5.064.26 Impacts of a Clinical Quality Improvement Project on Pediatric Asthma Control and Medication Adherence
20.5.064.27 Transitioning Into the Nurse Practitioner Role Through Mentorship
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Jennifer Newcombe, DNP, NP, CNS; Ingrid Mitchell, DNP
20.5.064.27 Transitioning Into the Nurse Practitioner Role Through Mentorship
20.5.064.28 Look Who's Back: The Journey of Critical Thinking
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Regina Owen, DNP, PMHNP-BC; Janice Williams, DNP, FNP
20.5.064.28 Look Who's Back: The Journey of Critical Thinking
20.5.064.29 Comfort and Knowledge Analysis of Neuro-trauma Intensive Care Clinicians Pre/Post Education Intervention and Implementation of a Palliative Care Screening Instrument
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Rachel Lynne Bryant, DNP, FNP-C, RN, ACHPN
20.5.064.29 Comfort and Knowledge Analysis of Neuro-trauma Intensive Care Clinicians Pre/Post Education Intervention and Implementation of a Palliative Care Screening Instrument
20.5.064.30 Nurse Heal Thyself: Building Resiliency and Cultivating Caring in Everyday Practice
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Dana Burns, DNP, FNP-BC
20.5.064.30 Nurse Heal Thyself: Building Resiliency and Cultivating Caring in Everyday Practice
20.5.064.31 Transitioning NNP from Novice to Expert on a Large NNP Team
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Deanna Finley, MSN, APNP, NNP-BC
20.5.064.31 Transitioning NNP from Novice to Expert on a Large NNP Team
20.5.064.32 Exploring Medication Assisted Treatment Associated with Alcohol Abuse Disorder
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Venecia Clark, NP
20.5.064.32 Exploring Medication Assisted Treatment Associated with Alcohol Abuse Disorder
20.5.064.33 Incorporating Diagnostic Reasoning Education into Nurse Practitioner Education Programs: Challenges and Opportunities
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Sheila Smith, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAANP
20.5.064.33 Incorporating Diagnostic Reasoning Education into Nurse Practitioner Education Programs: Challenges and Opportunities
20.5.064.34 Nurse Practitioners Caring for the LGBTQ Patient
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Doris Burkey, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
20.5.064.34 Nurse Practitioners Caring for the LGBTQ Patient
20.5.064.35 Flipping Integrated Behavioral Health Care Models: Bringing Physical Healthcare to Mental Health Settings
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Connie Kartoz, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
20.5.064.35 Flipping Integrated Behavioral Health Care Models: Bringing Physical Healthcare to Mental Health Settings
20.5.064.36 Creating an Inclusive Practice for LGBTQ2+ Patients
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Shawana S. Moore, DNP
20.5.064.36 Creating an Inclusive Practice for LGBTQ2+ Patients
20.5.064.37 Trichotillomania: A Hair Pulling Case Study
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Carol D. Campbell, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C
20.5.064.37 Trichotillomania: A Hair Pulling Case Study
20.5.064.38 Measuring Adherence to Depression Screening in an Outpatient Supportive Oncology Clinic: Clinical Implications and Recommendations for Improvement
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Marci Zsamboky, DNP, PMHNP/CNS-BC, CNE
20.5.064.38 Measuring Adherence to Depression Screening in an Outpatient Supportive Oncology Clinic: Clinical Implications and Recommendations for Improvement
20.5.064.39 Screening for Chronic Diseases as Part of the Annual Well Woman Exam
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Laura Reed, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Diane Todd Pace, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NCMP, IF, FAANP, FAAN
20.5.064.39 Screening for Chronic Diseases as Part of the Annual Well Woman Exam
20.5.064.40 Employing Therapeutic Yoga in During Patient Encounters: An Effective Approach to Patients With Back Pain
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Patricia (Patti) Daly, PhD, FNP, ENP, FAANP
20.5.064.40 Employing Therapeutic Yoga in During Patient Encounters: An Effective Approach to Patients With Back Pain
20.5.064.41 Chlamydia Knowledge and Testing Behaviors in University Undergraduate Students
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Nancy Gentry Russell, DNP, FNP-BC
20.5.064.41 Chlamydia Knowledge and Testing Behaviors in University Undergraduate Students
20.5.064.42 Empowering the Advanced Practice Nurse Through Nurse Coaching
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Janice Patluk, APN-FNP, GNP, MSN, RN, CDE, NC-BC
20.5.064.42 Empowering the Advanced Practice Nurse Through Nurse Coaching
20.5.064.43 Neuroplasticity and Child Development 0-3 years and Beyond: A Shift in the Human Capability Paradigm
Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
Speaker(s)
Amy Manion, PhD, APRN, PNP-PC
20.5.064.43 Neuroplasticity and Child Development 0-3 years and Beyond: A Shift in the Human Capability Paradigm
20.5.065 Attended NP Posters: Group 3
Time 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Poster
CE Hours 0.5

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

20.5.081 Asthma in Primary Care: Treatment Options and When to Refer
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Primary Care, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Cindy Cooke, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP
Asthma is a common heterogeneous disease process across the lifespan seen in primary care. Each patient process and assessment is unique and should be approached in a patient focused manner. Algorithms allow primary care providers to be confident in prescribing medications and when to refer to specialty care. These algorithms will be presented with case studies to allow attendees to select appropriate treatment options and determine when to refer.
20.5.082 Urologic Pharmacology
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Men's Health, Pharmacology, Urology/Nephrology
Speaker(s)
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, FAANP, FAAN

This presentation will review the latest pharmacologic management of some of the most prevalent urologic disorders affecting adult males and females.  We will review the pharmacologic management of urinary tract infection, lower urinary tract symptoms caused by overactive bladder syndrome and benign prostatic enlargement, along with  testosterone replacement for male hypogonadism. Emphasis will be placed on indication for pharmacotherapy, precautions and contraindications, and long-term monitoring when indicated.  

20.5.083 The Adverse Childhood Events Studies: Why are they important to PCPs?
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Diversity, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Sattaria 'Tari' Dilks, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Will review the results from decades of study on adverse childhood events and the effect of these events on future physical and mental health. Implications, screening tools and intervention suggestions for PCPs will be discussed. A broader discussion of why it is important to screen for ACES in primary care and what NPs in particular can do about reducing the number of adverse childhood events will also be done.
20.5.084 Measurement-based Care for Mental Health
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Teena M McGuinness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Measurement-based care (MBC) is routinely used in medical disease management. No clinician would attempt to manage hypertension without measuring blood pressure. Unfortunately, MBC is not standard practice for psychiatric care. MBC uses patient-reported rating scales for assessment of psychiatric symptoms; combining these scores with the clinician’s clinical judgment to offer the most precise evaluation possible. Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are used in conjunction with MBC to provide a quantitative assessment of patient progress over time, contributing a more accurate plan of care. Payer and accreditation organizations, such as the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, are moving towards value-based incentive programs that encourage the use of MBC. Specific MBC instruments such as the PHQ-9 (depression), GAD-7 (anxiety), PC-PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and AUDIT (for alcohol use disorder) will be addressed
20.5.085 Making Healthcare Trans-PARENT: Caring for the Transgender Patient in Primary Care
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
LGBT Health, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Vanessa Pomarico-Denino, EdD, FNP-BC, FAANP
The LGBTQIA+ population has evolved over the past several years to include other gender non-conforming and gender minority populations. The individual needs of each population within this acronym vary and as a result need to have specialized, focused care in order to meet their healthcare needs. These gender and sexual minorities still encounter issues concerning sexuality, identity, gender and freedom of expression with their healthcare providers. It is a well-documented fact that the majority of healthcare providers today have not been properly educated on how to care for this population therefore, the specific needs pertaining to each individual group represented in this acronym go largely ignored. This session will focus on how to approach the care of the transgender patient and address their specific needs in an effort to promote patient-centered care
20.5.086 Congenital Heart Defects: Common Conditions and Their Management
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular
Speaker(s)
Praveen Tamirisa, MD, FACC

The presentation will cover common congenital heart problems that maybe seen in adult populations. Management strategies will be outlined

20.5.087 Dermatology Pearls for the Primary Care Provider
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Dermatology, Pediatric, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, CPNP, DCNP, FAANP
This case-based presentation will include clinical descriptions, diagnostic procedures, differential diagnosis, and treatment options. Participants will have the opportunity to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan.
20.5.088 Thyroid Disorders Seen in Primary Care: 2020 Updates
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Endocrinology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Susan S. VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
This presentation will review thyroid disorders seen commonly in primary care. We will review hypothyroid and hyperthyroid diseases include diagnosis, treatment and long term care. This presentation will present case studies to illustrate and apply concepts described.
20.5.089 Nursing Homes: A Challenging Practice Setting
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Gerontology, Pain Management, Palliative/End-of-Life, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Natalie Baker, DNP, CRNP, GS-C, FAANP
Long-term care facilities provide care for diverse patients, including frail older adults with complex co-morbidities. However, most providers receive little or no formal education in this type of care setting. This session will explore some of the regulatory issues governing nursing homes and will also examine clinical and ethical situations that can create conundrums for novice to seasoned nurse practitioners.
20.5.091 Palliative Care Pain Management and Co-morbid Substance Use Disorder
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
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
Individuals with serious illness and co-morbid substance use or opioid use disorder face dual challenges. These individuals are coping with the challenges of advancing disease in the setting of addiction. They also face the stigma associated with addiction. At this time in their lives, these individuals need C clinicians to manage their pain while at the same time minimizing the morbidity associated with either active drug use or risk for relapse into drug use. While the ideal situation for these patients would be co-management of pain and addiction with pain, addiction and palliative care specialists, many communities may lack access to these specialists. In this presentation, strategies for pain management will be presented for individuals with serious illness and comorbid substance use disorder.
20.5.092 Pediatric ADHD: Current Guidelines for Primary Care Management
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pediatric, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Dawn Garzon Maaks, PhD, PNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN
This presentation addresses the contemporary challenges of pediatric ADHD management. Current evidence-based guidelines for screening, diagnosis, assessment and management will be included. This case-based and participant response mediated presentation will include discussion about the challenges of managing youth with ADHD in primary care. Also included is patient/family education and an in-depth conversation about the pharmacological issues inherent to treatment.
20.5.093 Updates in Contraception
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Pharmacology, Reproductive Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
A contraceptive update will be provided during this session. Topics to be discussed include: distinguishing highly effective contraceptive methods; evaluating appropriate screening assessments for various methods; highlighting medical eligibility criteria for contraception; and communicating effectively with women across the lifespan. User friendly, clinical decision making tools that can readily used by nurse practitioners and patients will be shared.
20.5.094 Cutting Through the Noise in the State Capitol: FPA, Signature Recognition and Beyond
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education
Speaker(s)
Ashley Shew, MPA; Jamie Kings, MA

Overwhelmed by political soundbites and headlines in your state? Know you should be involved, but don’t know where to start? This session will shine the light on four key areas NPs can make a difference and empower you to keep NP issues at the forefront of the healthcare agenda!                                                                                                                                                           Come join AANP State Government Affairs Policy Analysts for a plain talk, straight forward break down of the four key policy goals with the biggest impact for NP patients, practice and the health care system. Session will include techniques on how to analyze legislation and how to begin informing the legislative process.

20.5.095 Roadmap to Leadership Opportunities within AANP
Time 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Honey M Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC; Kathleen Woodruff, DNP, ANP-BC
Interested in being more engaged in AANP activities but not sure how? Discover how you can grow professionally through leadership opportunities at AANP. Network with members of the AANP Nominations Council as they provide updated information about volunteering or running for an elected office.
20.5.100 Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pediatric, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Raymond Zakhari, DNP, EdM, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, SAFE

Children and adolescents often reflect signs and symptoms indicative of a psychosocial family system problem classified as a psychiatric disorder. This presentation will provide an overview of interviewing techniques, signs and symptoms of similar disorders, and behavioral interventions.  Pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetics of psychopharmacology will also be reviewed.

20.5.101 Thyroid Emergencies: Managing Endocrine Issues in the ED
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Endocrinology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Dian Evans, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAAN, FAANP
This presentation will review the pathophysiology and management of emergent and urgent thyroid conditions using a case-based approach. Diagnostic evaluation and pharmacologic management will be discussed along with current recommendations and controversies for thyroid screening across care settings.
20.5.102 Where Policy Meets Practice: Caring for Veterans and Their Families
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Convenient/Urgent Care, Gerontology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Pediatric, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Catherine Ling, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN; Alicia Gill Rossiter, DNP, FNP, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Since 2001, the United States has been at war with an all-volunteer military force from all walks of life and every state and territory.  Yet, once service is complete these veterans do not have a clear or direct path to care for military-related disease or cumulative trauma. Less than 20% of veterans and none of their family’s access care through the VA Medical system.  Access to care, coverage of conditions and payment structures are all set by Congress and administered regionally by VISNs. Since January 2019, the 116th Congress has enacted significant legislation that will impact who, where and why veterans seek military related care in civilian settings.  It is imperative for civilian providers understand current trends in policy and payment and their impact on practice with veterans. Health care practice with veterans is shaped by these policies and should be informed by military and veteran specific competencies and available resources.

20.5.104 Fellows Lecture Series: The Fellows Turn 20! Celebrate Our Past and Explore Our Future!
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Janet DuBois, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP; Additional Speakers TBD

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20.5.105 Sepsis in the ED and Hospital
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient
Speaker(s)
Paula Tucker, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C

This presentation will review the evolving definition, related terminology and clinical criteria of sepsis and septic shock. Discuss the clinical features of sepsis, controversies surrounding sepsis care, and the 5 critical steps to managing sepsis in the emergency department based on the latest recommendations. 

20.5.107 Mental Health Awareness: Lend a Hand
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
David J. Denino, LPC, NCC
This program offers the opportunity to develop awareness and intervention skills in the areas of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and autism spectrum disorder. The program focuses on the empowerment of individuals to better understand the nature of mental health events and offer intervention and referrals in a caring, supportive manner.
20.5.108 Marketing Made Easy
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Barbara C. Phillips, APRN, GNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Today, while there are more APNs than ever before in the history of the profession, we still are a somewhat unknown and misunderstood player in the health care arena. As our profession and practice continues to mature, it is essential that both employed and self-employed NPs understand know how to market themselves, their practices and the profession. This presentation will focus on creating an understanding of why marketing is not only important, but how it is our ethical obligation to inform others of their options and the services we provide. The intention of this presentation is that each APRN leave the presentation with at least three things he/she can do as soon as they return home following the conference, if not before they leave the conference.
20.5.109 Women and Heart Disease: Increasing Knowledge and Skills for Self-care After the Myocardial Event
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Leslie L. Davis, PhD, RN, FACC, FAHA, FPCNA, FAANP
This presentation will focus on how best to teach women with a history of myocardial event about self-care maintenance (secondary prevention), self-care monitoring (monitoring self for symptoms) and self-care management (developing a personalized action plan should symptoms arise). The combination of increasing knowledge and skills training are necessary to help women change behavior to optimize outcomes.
20.5.111 Beyond Pharma: Complementary Approaches for Treating Chronic Pain
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Pain Management
Speaker(s)
Deb Kiley, DNP, ANP, NP-C, FNP-BC, FAANP
Complementary therapies provide effective alternative treatments for pain management. The importance of having alternatives to the use of opioids has increased the need for these tools. The impact of inflammation on pain beyond the joints is increasingly appreciated as well as the exacerbation of pain from lack of restorative sleep. This presentation will include addressing inflammation with supplements and food as well as lifestyle modification approaches, and evidence-based strategies to improve restorative sleep and changes in foods from very simple to extensive dietary modification. Practical application of tools to share with patients on Monday morning in the clinic will be shared.
20.5.112 Creating an Opioid Safety Toolkit for Patients
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
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
The nation’s opioid epidemic has significantly affected all sectors of society. Opioids in the home for medical use can place the community at risk since over 50% of opioids used for non-medical reasons are diverted by the individuals’ family and friends. Individuals and their families should be educated about opioid safety. The presenter will discuss the creation of an Opioid Safety Tool Kit: 1) safe opioid administration; 2) assessment and treatment of common adverse effects of opioids; 3) lockbox storage in the home, with lockboxes provided for those unable to afford them; 4) naloxone use to reverse opioid overdoses; and, 5) opioid disposal. This intervention can be utilized by nurses in ambulatory clinic settings, a local home care and hospice agencies.
20.5.113 The Riddle of Children in the Emergency Room Solved: Or, So You Think
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Allergy/Immunology, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Human Trafficking, Infectious Disease, Pediatric
Speaker(s)
Tresa E. Zielinski, DNP, RN, APRN-NP, CPNP
The pediatric population is a unique subset seen in health care that many refer to as “not just small adults.” The complexities of the growing body, immune system and development are unique. Their immune systems react differently and if unimmunized, the job becomes more complicated. They present with illnesses and respond to treatments differently than their adult counterparts.
20.5.115 Tropical Diseases on American Soil
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Diversity, Travel Medicine
Speaker(s)
Tracey B. Long, PhD, APRN, MS, MSN, CDE, CCRN
With the increasing ethnic, cultural diversity and immigration in the United States, clinical practitioners encounter tropical diseases that used to only be seen internationally. This presentation will identify three common diseases and their treatments (GI parasites, chikungunya and malaria). NPs need to be aware of the tropical diseases now seen throughout the United States as the NP role often sees those in underprivileged settings and conditions. International travel, gulf storms, military personnel returning from global settings and immigration trends require NPs to be aware of conditions once only in tropical regions of the world.
20.5.120 Saturday General Session
Time 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Saturday, 6/27)
Presentation Type General Session
CE Hours 1
Speaker(s)
Ms. Katie Duke
Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Katie Duke left in her mid twenties to pursue a feeling inside her that there was “something greater out there”, and that feeling led her to New York City. New York proved to be the right move for Duke. It was the energy of the city that inspired her to find her purpose, leave a very abusive relationship, complete her education, and provided opportunities that opened up new chapters in her life. One of those chapters was being a featured Emergency Room Nurse on the Primetime ABC Medical Documentary series “NY MED”, and its spinoff, “NY ER” on the Oprah Winfrey Network, TLC, and Discovery Life Channels. Albeit she had a controversial turn on NY Med related to a post on social media, she realized that the best way to work through life’s tough lessons is to own your mistakes. For the last 6 years she has been dedicated to leading others by sharing her good and bad experiences and lessons, and empowering others to embrace and grow from their not so glorious moments. Duke started with an Associates Degree in Nursing From Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish Hospital College in St. Louis, and finished her BSN at City University of New York-Hunter College. She completed her education with a Masters of Science in Nursing as an Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Columbia University in the City of New York. Ms. Duke has 15 years experience in Nursing, with the last 4 years spent working as a Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specializing in Inpatient Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in New York City at one of the Nation’s top hospitals, Mount Sinai Hospital. In addition to her full time career as an NP, she also serves as a clinical preceptor to NYU ACNP graduate students, editorial contributor, motivational speaker, mentor, agency represented social media influencer, hosts the “Bad Decisions Podcast,” and is the founder of the “Duke It Up Event” which is an empowerment and mentoring workshop. Katie is respected most for her authentic, raw transparency and relatable content focusing on motivation, lifestyle, and professional career insights and guidance.

Sunday, June 28
20.6.008 Male Sexual Dysfunction: Assessment and Management
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Men's Health
Speaker(s)
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, FAANP, FAAN

Male sexual dysfunction is prevalent and clinically relevant but often underreported and seldom discussed. This presentation will review the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of the most prevalent forms of male sexual dysfunction including erectile dysfunction, disorders of ejaculation, and male factor infertility. Emphasis will be placed on effective management of male sexual dysfunction combining the latest innovations in  pharmacotherapy  with education and counseling both the male patient and intimate partner. 

20.6.010 Acute Hand Injuries: Pearls and Pitfalls in Assessment and Management
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Emergency
Speaker(s)
Karen Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN (invited)

Hand injuries in the United States account for 5-10% of all patients seen in the emergency department (ED). NPs will manage many of these hand injuries. During this presentation, an approach to performing a thorough assessment and comprehensive management of the patient who presents to the ED with an acute hand injury will be discussed. The pearls and pitfalls in the management of acute hand injuries will be also reviewed with an emphasis on documentation as it relates to the standard of care. Several patient cases will be presented during this presentation, with an emphasis on what not to miss!

20.6.011 High Flow Nasal Cannula and Non-Invasive Ventilation: Physiologic Benefits and Clinical Applications
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s)
Susan Hellervik, MSN, ACNP-BC
In this presentation we will discuss the physiologic effects of supplemental oxygen using high-flow nasal cannula, non-invasive mechanical ventilation and traditional oxygen delivery modalities. We will further examine the physiologic benefits and clinical applications of high-flow nasal cannula and non-invasive mechanical ventilation utilizing the current literature and selected case studies.
20.6.012 Hepatitis A, B and C: Making It Easy Like 1, 2, 3
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Autoimmune Disorders, Convenient/Urgent Care, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Travel Medicine
Speaker(s)
Janet Gripshover, MSN, CRNP
This presentation will discuss the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. We will discuss appropriate management and comorbidities including hepatocellular carcinoma, extrahepatic manifestations of HCV and cirrhosis. We will review epidemiology, transmission and eradication efforts (HCV), particularly in relation to opioid epidemic and growing housing crisis in the United States. We also will discuss recent developments in hepatitis B and hepatitis C pharmacology.
20.6.013 An Integrative Approach to Opioid Dependent Patient: Effective Practical Applications during Routine Patient Visits
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Integrative Health, Pain Management
Speaker(s)
Patti Daly PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAANP
The purpose of this presentation is to present practical clinical integrative practice pearls to employ during challenging visits with patients presenting with opioid addiction. Clinical pearls include a compassionate approach employing motivational interviewing and integrative halo techniques with a win-win goal of avoiding inappropriate prescribing while achieving patient buy-in to non-pharmaceutical pain relief. Techniques presented include establishing boundaries with empathy, pain physiology education and negotiating mutual goals of integrative interventions. Though integrative practices are often identified with chronic care, they are intrinsic to care delivered by all NPs. In this presentation I share our experience employing integrative practices in the common yet challenging clinical presentation of opioid dependence. Opioid dependence does not align with to traditional Western allopathic approaches. Though challenging, addressing opioid dependence with integrative approaches.
20.6.014 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Best Practice in Treatment
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Integrative Health, Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Sleep Disorders
Speaker(s)
Susanne Astrab Fogger, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

Treating post-traumatic stress disorder can be challenging as it may initially present to be one of depression or various somatic issues. Accurately assessing for trauma and reviewing the diagnostic criteria can help ensure proper treatment. Pharmacological therapies for PTSD have efficacy in managing some feature of PTSD but may not address co-occurring disorders such as substance misuse. Practitioners may also need to consider alternative therapies to offer the patient a range of choices for therapy to support full engagement in treatment. Discussion will include review of pharmacotherapy, psychotherapies, as well as alternative treatments such as yoga and tai chi.

20.6.018 Comparing and Contrasting the Basic and Clinical Pharmacology of Opioid and Non-opioid Analgesics
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 3.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Alan P. Agins, PhD
This is a review of the recognized and subtle pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic differences between the most widely used opioids in pain management with emphasis on key differences regarding drug safety, efficacy and tolerability for any given patient. We will include a discussion of patient variability and specific opioid differences that can impact clinical outcomes, including the role of potency and differences between agents with respect to metabolism, pharmacogenetics and drug interactions as well as the importance of renal function with select agents. Next, we will have a review and update of non-opioid analgesics including NSAIDs, acetaminophen and adjunct drugs (i.e., antidepressants, antiepileptics and topicals) with discussion of appropriate patient selection, options for cardiovascular (CV) and/or gastrointestinal (GI) risk reduction from NSAIDs including topical NSAIDs, use of concurrent H2, blockers, PPIs and low-dose aspirin. Lastly, we will examine the mechanisms of action and rationale for use of select antiepileptics and antidepressants used as monotherapy or add-on therapy in neuropathic and other chronic pain conditions. Repeat of 20.3.046.
20.6.019 Analysis of the 12-lead ECG for Acute and Primary Care Providers
Time 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Seminar
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 3.75
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Gerontology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Sally K. Miller, PhD, APRN, AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
This program presents a systematic approach to 12-lead ECG interpretation for acute and primary care providers. This presentation emphasizes axis assessment and interpretation of P wave, QRS complex, ST segment and T wave morphology changes consistent with a variety of both typical and atypical abnormalities in both the stable and unstable patient. Important Note: Proficiency in rhythm assessment is prerequisite.
20.6.025 Practical Inpatient Diabetes Management
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
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 demonstrates optimizing glycemic control in the hospital setting decreases inpatient mortality and morbidity, yet studies are limited in number and size in the most effective way to do this outside of intravenous insulin. Care of the patient with hyperglycemia and/or diabetes in the hospital setting can be daunting even for the seasoned Nurse Practitioner.  This presentation will focus on safely and aggressively treating hyperglycemia and diabetes to individualized blood glucose targets using insulin therapies. Cases will cover initiating and titrating insulin therapy in various patient populations. Specific examples will be provided on troubleshooting difficult intravenous insulin titrations, transitioning from intravenous to subcutaneous insulin, and dealing with complex inpatient conditions of NPO status, tube feedings, TPN, steroids and comorbidities of chronic kidney and end-stage renal disease.

20.6.027 Essential Steps to Starting Your Own Practice
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Barbara C. Phillips, APRN, GNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
It's become very popular for NPs to want to start practices. Unfortunately, many are starting out at a disadvantage, not having the realistic, reliable and essential information needed in order to determine their readiness or their chances of being successful. All too often, misinformation is passed around on social media, blogs and by friends of friends. Oftentimes, online discusses do not take into consideration the ethical concerns with business and health care or even the clinical readiness of the NP. These things can lead to excessive stress on the NP, business failure, and potentially negative business and legal repercussions.


The purpose of this presentation to give a framework to not only assess their readiness but to give them a plan of how and where to start on their journey to successful practice ownership.
20.6.028 Pain Management Challenges in the Acute Care Setting
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pain Management, Surgical
Speaker(s)
Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, RN-BC, ANP-BC
Millions of patients each year suffer from acute pain because of trauma or illness. Pain is the most common reason for admission to the emergency department (ED). The prevalence of acute pain is similarly high among patients undergoing surgery. In the United States, over 73 million surgical procedures are performed annually, and most patients report a high degree of poorly managed post-operative pain. Studies indicate that treatment of acute pain remains suboptimal due to attitudes and educational barriers on the part of clinicians and patients. The opioid crisis, insurance restrictions and the release of the Joint Commission updated 2018 pain assessment and management standards, makes it more important than ever to adjust the way acute pain is managed. This presentation will review the differences between acute and chronic or persistent pain, while providing the audience with a multimodal treatment approach for the acute care setting.
20.6.029 Suicide Prevention: Identification and Intervention with the At-risk Person
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Psychiatric/Mental Health, Research
Speaker(s)
David J. Denino, LPC, NCC

Suicide continues to be significant public health problem. It is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and rates have been increasing. In 2017, 47,173 Americans died by suicide and there were an estimated 1,400,000 suicide attempts (AFSP). Many suicide deaths are among people recently seen or currently under care by a health care provider. According to the World Health Organization, about one million people die by suicide every year worldwide, which makes suicide prevention one of the most important challenges of public and mental health (World Health Organization (WHO). World Health Statistics 2017 - Monitoring Health for the SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals; WHO: Geneva, Switzerland, 2017.) Increasing the training of health professionals in suicide prevention is necessary and useful and NP’s should be a focus of this training. Training providing optimal suicide prevention care requires a C, confident, and caring workforce, yet both credentialed mental health professionals and health care providers often enter the workforce unprepared to work with suicidal patients. This presentation will focus on asking the question about suicide and managing the “yes” answer.

20.6.031 It's Not a Spider Bite: It's MRSA!
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Antibiotic/Antiviral Resistance, Convenient/Urgent Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Skin and soft tissue infections caused by hospital acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA) continue to be a problem. In recent years, however, infections caused by a newer isolate termed community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) have been increasing in incidence, and outbreaks of CA-MRSA have been identified in other settings, including athletic teams and prisons. These CA-MRSA infections are often incorrectly identified in emergency departments as spider bites. This presentation will discuss identification, differences in and treatment of CA-MRSA from HA-MRSA.
20.6.032 Cannabis Therapeutics: Advising Patients on Safe and Effective Use
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Complementary/Alternative Therapy, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP-BC

Thirty-three states now permit the use of cannabis or its products in some form, but few medical or nursing curricula include information about cannabis as a medicine. We may expect that a growing number of clients over time will disclose that they are using, or considering using, cannabis in what they believe to be a medicinal or therapeutic way. These clients will seek from us some sort of response beyond simple acknowledgment of their use. This lecture discusses the endocannabinoid system, describes the major cannabis plant constituents and their effects, and provides guidelines for patients' safe and effective use of plant-derived and synthetic cannabinoids.

20.6.033 Pediatric Anxiety Disorder in Primary Care: When Are Worries a Problem?
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Pediatric, Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s)
Dawn Garzon Maaks, PhD, PNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN
This presentation is for any primary care provider who struggles with managing the growing population of youth with anxiety. Learners will receive an overview of the evidence-based assessment, diagnosis and management of pediatric anxiety. This case-based approach will address appropriate screening, differential diagnosis and patient/family education. Current care controversies will be discussed. Focus on the challenges will be addressed.
20.6.034 Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury: A Hidden Challenge
Time 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Health Promotion/Wellness, Neurology, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Paula Christianson-Silva, DNP, FNP-BC, ANP-BC
When a patient presents with cognitive deficits, Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) may be the etiology. Among those with TBI in childhood or the remote past, repeated TBI, mental illness, or severe impairment Chronic TBI goes largely undetected. However, Chronic TBI puts persons at high risk for social and occupational failure, poor chronic disease management, and further trauma. We will discuss definitions, epidemiology, TBI severity scales, measures of cognitive assessment, genetic and biologic factors, socioeconomic factors, history
20.6.038 Bumps Itches and Drips: STI's in the ED
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Emergency, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health, Men's Health, Reproductive Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Candice Elam, BSN, RN, CEN
This is a refresher course on STIs commonly treated in the ED, including Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HSV, HPV, PID, vaginitis and HIV. The topics include clinical manifestations, screening, treatment and patient teaching. The presentation also will include a demonstration of proper condom use.
20.6.039 Hypertension: Big Problem in Little People
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Gastroenterology, Pediatric, Pharmacology
Speaker(s)
Tresa E. Zielinski, DNP, RN, APRN-NP, CPNP
Hypertension continues to be a growing pediatric health care issue. Many children have hypertension and it goes undiscovered and under appreciated. The younger population can be a puzzling cohort, especially those under the age of 6 years. This presentation will focus on this population. Blood pressures are recommended in children above the age of 3 years on all healthcare provider visits. For the children under the age of 3 years, there are many reasons their blood pressure should be checked including history of prematurity, congenital heart disease, known kidney abnormalities and many others. We have learned untreated hypertension can lead to lifelong complications. A more in-depth evaluation of these risk factors will be defined. Diagnostic tests will be reviewed and the pharmacologic options will be explored.
20.6.040 Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Autoimmune Disorders, Gastroenterology, Radiology
Speaker(s)
Kindra Clark-Snustad, DNP, ARNP, ANP-BC
This presentation will focus on Inflammatory Bowel Disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The topics will include the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease. We will discuss the clinical, radiographic, laboratory and endoscopic findings of the disease. We will review evaluation of disease activity, prognosis and treatment goals. The presentation will include medical and surgical therapy for IBD, including treatment of mid, moderate and severe Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
20.6.042 Technology Disruption Health Care: What NPs Need to Know About A Health Care Technology
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Health Promotion/Wellness, Technology, Transition to Practice
Speaker(s)
Susan Conaty-Buck, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP
Healthcare delivery requires modern health information technology and recent laws require NPs know how to make technological innovations work to improve patient care, decrease costs, increase safety and improve clinician satisfaction. Companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Google feature patient wearables, healthcare products ordering, and homecare medical devices to enable collection of personal data and analytics capabilities improving individual and population health. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, personalized medicines, 3-D printing, chatbots, drones and home health robots are here. NPs must know about the costs, benefits, risks, and ethical considerations and use innovation to restructure healthcare delivery.
20.6.043 Bias and Stigma: Lived Experience of Patients with Obesity
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Obesity/Weight Management
Speaker(s)
Sharon Fruh, PhD, FNP-BC, RN
This presentation will cover all aspects of obesity stigma, and bias and their impact on patient care and the patient's lived experiences. Nurse practitioners (NPs) are not exempt from biases against patients with obesity. Perceived provider weight discrimination can lead to a reluctance to seek health care for preventive health care screenings as well as disease states. Es agree that preventing weight stigmatization and bias is essential for effective obesity management. Weight shaming is not an effective tool to motivate weight loss; it is counterproductive. Resources and recommendations will be provided to help reduce provider obesity bias that can be used in the clinical setting. Specific interventions will be discussed to help providers use people-first language, the use of appropriate equipment, and creating a supportive office setting. NPs can make a difference with the obesity epidemic by overcoming personal bias and implementing effective strategies into their practice.
20.6.044 Pain Management in Individuals on Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Expert
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
In 2016, more than 400,000 Americans were prescribed methadone or buprenorphine for addiction treatment. The number of people on medications for addiction treatment is expected to increase now that nurse practitioners and physician assistants can prescribe buprenorphine for treatment of opioid use disorder. Clinicians will be faced with the challenges of managing both acute and chronic pain in individuals taking medications for addiction treatment. The presenter will describe the challenges and opportunities to manage pain in this population both in the acute care environment and in the ambulatory environment. Using a case based approach the presenter will describe options for managing both acute and chronic pain for patients taking methadone, buprenorphine or naltrexone for treatment of opioid use disorder. The presenter will discuss the use of opioids for pain management in the setting of acute and chronic pain and the necessary safeguards.
20.6.045 Cervical Cancer Prevention: Appropriate Use of Pap and HPV Testing
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Proficient
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Men's Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s)
Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP
Cervical cancer screening has changed significantly in recent years with less frequent Pap testing and the addition of HPV testing. This session will review the appropriate use of Pap testing, the rationale for HPV testing along with the Pap (co-testing) in women 30 and older and introduction to the use of HPV testing as a primary screen (stand-alone test) in women 25 and older. There will be an introduction to the risk-based guidelines for management that are in development. There will be a discussion of the role of HPV 16 in anal and oropharyngeal cancer and the current screening guidelines. There will be a discussion of counseling in the age of less frequent cervical screening and HPV testing.
20.6.046 Acne Medications: Mechanism of Action and Treatment Options
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Competent
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Adolescent Health, Dermatology, Pediatric, Primary Care
Speaker(s)
Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, CPNP, DCNP, FAANP
With a variety of acne medications on the market, it is confusing to decide on a treatment choice for individual patients. This session will describe medication mechanism of action, individualized treatment options based on patient case studies, as well as over-the-counter and cosmetic options to enhance treatment.
20.6.047 Introduction to Telehealth Law
Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Sunday, 6/28)
Presentation Type Concurrent Presentation
Content Level Advanced Beginner
CE Hours 1
Therapeutic Area(s)
Business/Professional
Speaker(s)
Kyle Y. Faget, Esq.
This presentation will explore key legal areas impacting telehealth such as state licensure requirements and exceptions, telehealth practice standards and establishing a valid practitioner-patient relationship, accepted modalities for delivery of telehealth services, prescribing coverage, and reimbursement and fraud and abuse issues.