AANP 2017 Specialty & Leadership Conference

AANP 2017 Specialty & Leadership Conference Sessions

Choose from sessions belonging to 4 tracks: Acute Care, Business/Health Policy/Leadership, Obesity/Diabetes and Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder.
Thursday, September 28 Register Now

SP17.1.001 Acute Care Pharmacology Update 2017

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease
Speaker(s): Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP

This presentation provides the most current information to assist nurse practitioners update knowledge in acute care pharmacology. Relevant clinical implications, warnings, interactions, and controversies will be explored. Challenges, evidence-based national data, and implications will be discussed to improve pharmacotherapeutic prescribing in acute care clinical practice.

SP17.1.002 Refreshing NP Faculty Skills

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Faculty/Preceptor Development
Speaker(s): Anne Thomas, PhD, ANP-BC, GNP, FAANP

This presentation is designed for faculty teaching in NP programs. Topics to be covered include optimizing work/life balance, understanding the changing academic and student environment, and keeping up-to-date on current teaching methods. Strategies for developing a personal work resource guide also will be included.

SP17.1.003 Appetite Regulation and the Pathogenesis of Adiposopathy (Obesity)

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Health Promotion/Wellness; Primary Care; Obesity/Weight Management
Speaker(s): Christine Kessler, MN, ANP, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP

This presentation will provide clinicians with an intriguing look at the bio-hormonal gut-brain-fat axis with regard to appetite regulation and energy metabolism, and explore the pathogenesis of obesity (adiposopatny). We also will explore the causes of excessive weight gain and frustrating weight regain. The presentation will lay the groundwork for more successful weight management.

SP17.1.004 Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain in 2017: Keeping It Between the Lines

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Advanced Beginner CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Primary Care
Speaker(s): Yvonne D'Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS, FAANP

The treatment of the chronic pain patient has changed and evolved over the last few years. With the addition of the CDC Guidelines as well as many states adopting guidelines for these patients, nurse practitioners remain in the forefront of the care of these patients. This presentation will provide information on using opioids for chronic pain, safe prescribing and how to treat opioid emergencies.

SP17.1.005 Acute Postoperative Pain: New Emphasis on Multimodal Management

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pain Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s): Susan Pendergrass, MSN, MED, FNP-BC

APS clinical practice guidelines on management of post-operative pain 2016 includes recommendations for multimodal analgesia, including Ketamine and Lidocaine infusions. Select patient populations for these approaches, discussion of these medications and aspects of care will be presented. 

SP17.1.006 Policy Implications for NPs:The Big (somewhat fuzzy) Picture

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Health Policy
Speaker(s): Barbara J. Safriet, JD, LLM

NPs and other APNs have made great progress in having their roles and clinical services understood and embraced by the public, as well as by many state legislatures which have revised outdated scope of practice laws in order to authorize full practice authority.  However, ever-evolving health care delivery and financing mechanisms pose competitive and regulatory challenges for NPs in the future.

SP17.1.007 Intensive Lifestyle Intervention in the Treatment of Obesity

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Health Promotion/Wellness; Primary Care; Obesity/Weight Management
Speaker(s): Christine Kessler, MN, ANP, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP

Successful long-term weight management requires focused, individualized lifestyle intervention – a daunting task for both provider and patient. This presentation will arm providers with tips, tools and evidenced-based behavioral, dietary and physical activity intervention strategies to help obese patients attain a healthier weight and a decrease in obesity-related complications.

SP17.1.008 Integrative Strategies for Pain Management: Biobehavioral & Supplemental

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Complementary/Integrative/Alternative Therapies, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pain Management, Psych/Mental Health
Speaker(s): Deb Kiley FNP, DNP, FAANP, FNAP, IHC

Integrative Therapies can provide effective alternatives to use of opioids and other pharmaceutical interventions to manage pain. We will discuss how to incorporate botanicals, vitamins, minerals and lifestyle changes for management of chronic pain and improvement in quality of life. Evidence regarding potential benefits and harm will be discussed. 

SP17.1.009 Sepsis: Catch Me If You Can!

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/InPatient
Speaker(s): Dawn Carpenter, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN

This presentation reviews the newest developments in Sepsis, including the latest definitions, current screening tools, up to date treatment recommendations and management of common medical sequela of septic shock. Compliance with CMS documentation and billing will be discussed. This presentation contains essential content for every Acute Care Nurse Practitioner! 

SP17.1.010 Federal Government Affairs Update

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Government Affairs; Health Policy
Speaker(s): MaryAnne Sapio, BS, Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, AANP; Debra Swan, Associate Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, AANP

The Vice President and Associate Vice President of Federal Government Affairs at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners will cover current federal policy issues and provide an update on active legislation at the national level.

SP17.1.011 Nutrition: The Function of Food and Its Role in Obesity Management

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Advanced Beginner CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Complementary/Integrative/Alternative Therapies; Health Promotion/Wellness; Nutrition; Research
Speaker(s): Jessica Arroyo, RD, CSP

This presentation will explore the different weight loss diets out there, what supporting evidence there is, and how nurse practitioners can utilize this information to assist patients in their weight loss efforts over time.

SP17.1.012 Managing Acute Pain in the Hospitalized Patient: PCA, Epidural Infusion Nerve Blocks

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pain Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s): Susan Pendergrass, MSN, MED, FNP-BC

Acute pain in the hospital may present challenges. The 2016 APS clinical practice guidelines on management of postoperative pain and the ASA incorporates PCA, epidural infusions and nerve blocks into practice. Discussion regarding selection, medications, dosing, precautions, contraindications, AE’s, and nursing care will be presented. 

SP17.1.018 Turning Brain Injury Evaluation and Management into a "No Brainer"

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care, Emergency, Neurology, Trauma
Speaker(s): Susan Yeager, MS, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FNCS

Severity of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) spans from mild concussions and diffuse axonal injuries to acute hematomas and herniation syndromes. To minimize sequelae, early diagnosis and treatment are essential. This session will utilize the latest guidelines and literature to review TBI evaluation and management in prehospital, emergency room, and intensive care environments. 

SP17.1.019 Getting Started with the Quality Payment Program: A Review of MIPS & APMs

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: Advanced Beginner CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Business/Professional; Practice Management; Medicare Reimbursement - Part B
Speaker(s): Ashby Wolfe, MD, MPP, MPH (Invited)

Dr. Wolfe will provide an overview of the MACRA legislation and the CMS Quality Payment Program authorized by the law. She will review the two pathways in the Program (MIPS and Advanced APMs), and she will discuss the various ways clinicians can participate in the Program during the 2017 performance year.

SP17.1.020 Pharmacotherapy in Treatment of Obesity

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Endocrinology, Primary Care, Obesity
Speaker(s): Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

Current medications for the management of obesity and appropriate selection will be reviewing using case studies discussing efficacy, safety, costs, and patients history.  Obesigenic medications will be reviewed.  Then a discussion of the potential targets in the neurocircuitry and what is in the “pipeline” for the future will ensure.

SP17.1.021 Primary Care Injectable Pain Management Strategies: Upper Extremity

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Orthopedics, Pain Management, Procedures
Speaker(s): David LaFevers, DNP, FNP, FAANP

This presentation will be used to provide those NPs with knowledge to safely apply primary care injectable musculoskeletal techniques that address the most commonly requested areas for injections for the upper extremities. The presentation will guide the NP to safely define when and how such procedures are used.

SP17.1.022 How to Succeed in Ventilation Without Intubation

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Advanced Beginner CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s): Beth Croucher, MS, ACNP-BC, RN

Mechanical ventilation can be life-saving but it is not without risk. Is it possible to avoid intubation in patients with respiratory failure? This presentation will review non-invasive ventilation, from nasal cannula to bipap and everything in between, including appropriate use for each device and tips to avoid intubation. 

SP17.1.023 The National Model for FPA: The VA APRN Regulation

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Business/Professional
Speaker(s): Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP, FNP-C, FAAN, FAANP

After the publication of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) APRN Consensus Model in 2008, the VA Office of Nursing Services (ONS) began developing a strategy to allow full practice authority (FPA) for all APRNs within the agency.  The initiative is critical in defining consistent practice of APRNs across the nation and increasing access to high quality healthcare services for veterans.  After years of exhaustive work, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued the APRN FPA Final Rule on January 13, 2017 to grant full practice authority to three or four roles of APRN practice (CNP, CNS, CNM) when acting within the scope of their VA employment.  This presentation describes the long and arduous journey of obtaining full practice authority (FPA) within the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system using the rulemaking process, and an in-depth view of engaging both internal and external stakeholders.

SP17.1.024 Surgical Treatment of Obesity: Today & Tomorrow

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Endocrinology
Speaker(s): Melissa M. Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, CNS, CNOR, RNFA

Bariatric surgery, the only proven method of durable weight loss, often results in the remission of multiple chronic diseases. Procedures have been developed over the past 60 years, while more are introduced, with an increase in safety and efficacy as well as many changes in the established treatment paradigms. 

SP17.1.025 Primary Care Injectable Pain Management Strategies: Lower Extremity

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Orthopedics; Pain Management; Procedures
Speaker(s): David LaFevers, DNP, FNP, FAANP

This presentation will be used to provide those NPs with knowledge to safely apply primary care injectable musculoskeletal techniques that address the most commonly requested areas for injections for the upper extremities. The presentation will guide the NP to safely define when and how such procedures are used.

SP17.1.030 Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Reception

Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Thursday, 9/28)
Track: Content Level: CE Hours: 0
Category:
Speaker(s):
Friday, September 29 Register Now

SP17.2.001 MRI/CT Interpretation & Case Management: Best Choices for Diagnosis

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Advanced Beginner CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Radiology
Speaker(s): Rita A. DelloStritto, PhD, RN, CNS, ENP, ACNP-BC, FAANP

This presentation will explore the uses of MRI and CT as a choice diagnostic testing in the Acute Care Setting. The discussion will include the basics of the MRI and CT, identify anatomical landmarks in both abnormal and normal states, and explore the appropriate diagnostic approach to each.

SP17.2.002 The Role of a Nurse Practitioner in Telehealth

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care, Emergency, Primary Care, Psych/Mental Health
Speaker(s): Tearsanee C. Davis, DNP, FNP-BC

This presentation will demonstrate how Nurse Practitioners are essential to increasing access to health care using telemedicine. Nurse practitioner roles in various telehealth delivery models will be discussed.

SP17.2.003 Pediactric Obesity Treatment: A Clinical, Physiological, and Programmatic Approach

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Pediatric, Primary Care
Speaker(s): Nancy T. Browne, MS, PPCNP-BC, FAANP

Clinical assessment, physical examination and obesity comorbidities are examined. Obesity physiology and pathophysiology are discussed as the basis of clinical decision making. Using pediatric obesity guidelines, treatment options and strategies are explored. Utilizing the framework of the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, implementation of these concepts into practice is discussed.

SP17.2.004 Difficult Conversations & Patient Engagement: Stopping Opioids, Terminating Care

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Complementary/Integrative/Alternative Therapies, Health Promotion, Pain Management, Psych/Mental Health
Speaker(s): Deb Kiley, FNP, DNP, FAANP, FNAP, IHC

Accessing the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing to enhance engagement with patients leads to improved outcomes of difficult clinical conversations. The work of Kotter, Prochaska, and Miller & Rollnick will be presented; with Case Studies to demonstrate techniques and strategies in practical application of change theory.

SP17.2.005 What Everyone Ought to Know about Heart Failure & Preventing Readmissions

Time: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Expert CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Cardiovascular, Emergent/Urgent Care, Pharmacology
Speaker(s): Carolyn Dickens, PhD, ACNP-BC

A brief review of the pathophysiology of heart failure, followed by the clinical management of acute decompensated heart failure, a review of inpatient protocols, and recommended discharge protocols. The presentation will include a summary about methods to prevent readmissions among different patient populations. 

SP17.2.006 Competency Development and Leadership in Practice

Time: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Military/Uniformed, Administrative
Speaker(s): M. Christopher Saslo, DNS, ARNP-BC, FAANP

Provide the basic foundation for establishing competencies in leadership in a complex healthcare arena. At the conclusion of the training, the participant will be able to articulate the various competency models for maximizing leadership and the Healthcare environment. 

SP17.2.007 Addressing Obesity Complications

Time: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Endocrinology, Primary Care, Obesity
Speaker(s): Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

Obesity is recognized as a chronic disease partially because it has identified complications.  At present, researchers have identified over 200 diseases or medical problems caused by obesity.  We will discuss the major complications, how treatment of the disease affects the complications, and how treating the complications can affect obesity.

SP17.2.008 Neuropathic Pain: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Common Conditions

Time: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Hematology/Oncology, Pain Management, Primary Care
Speaker(s): Pamela Stitzlein Davies, MS, ARNP, ACHPN, RN-BC

Successful diagnosis and management of neuropathic pain requires that the clinician recognize the distinctive pain characteristics, and skillfully prescribe neuromodulator drugs.  This session will address the diagnosis and management of common neuropathic pain conditions including diabetic and chemotherapy-induced painful peripheral neuropathies, postherpetic neuralgia, and malignancy related neuropathic pain.

SP17.2.014 Workload, Quality, Burnout: Improving the Lives of Patients and Providers through Interprofessional Practice

Time: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Advanced Beginner CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient
Speaker(s): Susan J. Corbridge, PhD, ACNP, FAANP; Sheila Melander, PhD, ACNP, APRN, FCCM, FAANP

Todays complex healthcare environment necessitates a need for interprofessional practice teams. This model of healthcare delivery requires navigation, negotiation, and a high level of collaboration. Interprofessional practice and education (IPE) decreases provider workload and improves quality of patient care and outcomes. in addition, IPE can decrease provider burnout. As provider burnout has become an unfortunate reality increasing in not only primary but particularly acute and critical care settings, highly functioning interprofessional teams are needed to respond to this healthcare crisis. This session will review important strategies for acute care nurse practitioners to lead interprofessional teams in specialty practices and in critical care areas. 

SP17.2.015 Make it Your BUSINESS: Blogging, Podcasting & Social Media Marketing in Practice

Time: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Social Media
Speaker(s): Speaker TBD

Description coming soon.

SP17.2.016 Reducing Barriers to Treatment: Billing, Bias & Advocacy

Time: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Business/Professional, Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care, Obesity Medicine
Speaker(s): Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FOMA

Research shows that many with obesity face weight bias and stigmatization from their healthcare providers, resulting in missed screenings and treatment. Learn how you can deliver care with knowledge and sensitivity and advocate for the health of those with obesity. The ins and outs of reimbursement will be discussed.  

SP17.2.017 Opiod Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives: Part 1

Time: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care, Chronic Pain, Complementary?Integrative/Alternative Therapies
Speaker(s): Yvonne D'Arcy MS, ARNP-C, CNS, FAANP

This presentation will provide information on assessing patients for opioids use, setting realistic goals, initiating and monitoring patients on opioid therapy. Counselling and educating patients on opioid therapy also will be included. 

Participant must attend both Part 1 and Part 2.

SP17.2.018 Ultrasound: Emergent and Critical Care Applications for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Time: 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Advanced Beginner CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care, Emergency, Emergent/Urgent Care
Speaker(s): Susanna Rudy DNP, MSN, MFS, AG-ACNP, FNP, ENP, CCRN

A brief introduction and background of ultrasound, relevance of Point of Care (POC) ultrasound for advanced practice providers working in emergency and intensive care settings, impact on patient care and length of stay. Brief review of application through case studies as well as review available education programs and training opportunities. 

SP17.2.019 HIPAA Issues and the Nurse Practitioner: What You Need to Know

Time: 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Business/Professional
Speaker(s): Wendy Paracka, MS, ARNP-C, FNP

This presentation will highlight changes in the HIPAA landscape. What was once a rarely enforced law can now be a major pitfall for the nurse practitioner. Information on breaches, audits, fines and liability will be discussed along with cybersecurity, use of personal devices, e-mail, and texting. 

SP17.2.020 Applying Guidelines in Everyday Practice: From OMA to ADA

Time: 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pharmacology
Speaker(s): Joy Pape, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CDE, WOCN, PT, CFCN, FAADE

Obesity is a growing epidemic. Obesity is considered a disease and should be treated as such. Don’t just treat the complications of obesity, prevent and treat the disease. Learn how to integrate the guidelines from leading organizations to best treat your patients with overweight and obesity.

SP17.2.021 Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives: Part 2

Time: 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care, Chronic Pain, Complementary/Integrative/Alternative Therapies
Speaker(s): Yvonne D'Arcy, MS, ARNP-C, CNS, FAANP

This presentation will provide information on assessing patients for opioids use, setting realistic goals, initiating and monitoring patients on opioid therapy.  Counselling and educating patients on opioid therapy will also be included.

Participant must attend both Part 1 and Part 2.

SP17.2.025 Exhibit Hall Unopposed

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 9/29)
Track: Content Level: CE Hours: 0
Category:
Speaker(s):

Exhibit hall unopposed (Light, non-alcohol, beverage service)

Saturday, September 30 Register Now

SP17.3.000 Exhibit Hall Open (Final Exhibit Day)

Time: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Content Level: CE Hours: 0
Category:
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 Exhibit Hall Open (Final Exhibit Day)

SP17.3.001 Acute Care Surgical Case Studies: Caring for Patients with Common Surgical Issues

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Hospitalist/In-Patient; Surgery
Speaker(s): Anthony M. Angelow, PhD(c), MSN, AGACNP-BC, ACNPC, ACNP-BC, CEN

Common surgical issues can present a complex scenario for the provider. Common findings in the acute surgical patient must be evaluated with a different perspective. We will walk through case studies of surgical patients, presenting with common surgical issues and discuss the appropriate evaluation and evidence-based treatment of these issues.

SP17.3.002 Reflective Practice: What It Is, and Why It's Important

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: Advanced Beginner CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Business/Professional, Faculty/Preceptor, Professional Development
Speaker(s): Diane Seibert, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, FAANP

Reflective Practice is the deliberate examination of your personal context to identify assumptions and biases.  Developing the “habit of thought” that is Reflective Practice, is a lifelong endeavor that can have a dramatic positive impact on professional and personal lives, and by improving interactions, can improve health outcomes as well.

SP17.3.003 Implementing 2017 ADA Guidelines into Clinical Practice

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Endocrinology; Pharmacology; Primary Care
Speaker(s): Joy Pape, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CDE, WOCN, PT, CFCN, FAADE

Diabetes is changing or are we learning more? With new knowledge comes new diagnostic, treatment and management options. There is a lot to keep up on. Learn the latest from the American Diabetes Association's 2017 Standards of Medical Care to achieve the best outcomes with your patients who have diabetes.

SP17.3.004 Managing Substance & Opioid Abuse Disorder: Identification & Pain Management for Treatment Recovery

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Expert CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Substance Use Disorder
Speaker(s): Randall S. Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN-CNP, FRE, FAANP

NPs treat patients with opioid use disorders in both acute care and outpatient settings. Complex assessment skills, identify compliance barriers, drug choice, goal establishment and ongoing management of aberrant behaviors and treating pain in addiction are discussed as they relate to ongoing and successful pharmacotherapeutic management.

SP17.3.005 It Is Liberating to Extubate: Strategies to Decrease Ventilator Days

Time: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Advanced Beginner CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Hospitalist/In-Patient; Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s): Beth Croucher, MS, ACNP-BC, RN

Liberation from mechanical ventilation is known to decrease ICU stay and improve patient outcomes. This presentation will discuss the latest information on spontaneous breathing trials, spontaneous awakening trials and strategies to optimize mechanical ventilated patients for successful extubation.

SP17.3.006 Understanding Legal Issues Affecting Nurse Practitioners

Time: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Business/Professional; Legal
Speaker(s): Melanie L. Balestra, JD, PNP

This presentation will educate the nurse practitioner about liability issues than can cause malpractice actions and disciplinary actions against the nurse practitioner.  Actual cases studies will be used.  Risk management strategies will be discussed to keep the nurse practitioner practicing safely while providing excellent patient care.

SP17.3.007 Current Diabetes Medications: Tips of Prioritizing and Combining

Time: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Expert CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Endocrinology
Speaker(s): Debbie Hinnen, APN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAANP, FAADE

Now we can treat diabetes not just case blood disorders.  Metabolic defects in diabetes can now be treated with medications that impact the cause of the problems.  SGLT2’s GLP1 RA, Insulin, combination of drugs and others will be discussed.  This presentation will discuss medications action, target defect, adverse events and integrate case discussions to facilitate problem solving.

SP17.3.025 Buprenorphine for Pain Management & Medication Assisted Treatment

Time: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Palliative Care/End of Life; Substance Use Disorder
Speaker(s): Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, FPCN

Buprenorphine, a partial mu agonist, can be an effective treatment for pain management and opioid use disorder. The presentation will outline the unique characteristics of buprenorphine and its uses in pain management and medication assisted treatment. Discussions will include methods of incorporating its use into clinical practice.

SP17.3.009 Reimbursement for NPs in Acute Care: Do You Know the Rules

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Advanced Beginner CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Business/Professional; Reimbursement
Speaker(s): Kathy S. Magdic, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

This presentation will focus on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service's rules related to reimbursement for nurse practitioners practicing in acute care. Topics covered will include shared visits, critical care, prolonged services and transitional care in addition to an update on MACRA.

SP17.3.010 The Preceptor Challenge is Real: Cultivating Relationships for the Future

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Business/Professional, Faculty/Preceptor
Speaker(s): Arlene Wright, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC

This presentation will focus on the universal challenges associated with securing quality NP clinical experiences. Increased demand for NP's ignited by the growing decline of primary care providers has created a disparity in aligning students with preceptors. The future calls for creative and unique partnerships. 

SP17.3.011 Pumps & Sensors: Using Bells and Whistles to Intensify Insulin

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Endocrinology; Pharmacology; Primary Care
Speaker(s): Doreen Cassarino, DNP, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP, FNAP

The association between chronic hyperglycemia in diabetes has been well established. Although tight glycemic control is beneficial, there is an increased risk of severe hypoglycemia that accompanies lower glucose levels. Specific tactics to intensify glycemic control while improving the safety of insulin use with newer insulins, pumps and CGM will be examined.

SP17.3.012 Regulatory Issues in Pain Management: Avoiding Practice Breakdown

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Expert CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Emergent/Urgent Care; Primary Care; Substance Use Disorder; Pharmacology
Speaker(s): Randall S. Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN-CNP, FRE, FAANP

No NP wants to be the focus of an investigation by the police, boards of nursing or federal investigators. Increased FPA and the national opioid crisis have increased the exposure of NPs who prescribe opioids and treat chronic pain. Case studies and discussion of techniques to avoid deficiencies are presented.

SP17.3.018 Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care, Emergency, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s): Thomas Corbridge, MD, FCCP

Understanding the determinants of oxygenation is crucial to the management of hypoxemic patients. In this session, participants will review the physiological and pathophysiological principles that govern oxygenation including V/Q mismatch, diffusion limitation, central venous saturation, ambient conditions and hypoventilation. Participants will apply these principles to analyze sample cases. 

SP17.3.019 Answering the Call to Serve: Running for Office

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Business/Professional, Health Policy/Political
Speaker(s): Donnie Scoggin, FNP

The presenter will discuss personal factors to consider when contemplating seeking election to a public office. An overview of the process for becoming a candidate for office and important aspects of a successful campaign will be presented. Reasons for participants considering the call to serve will be explored. 

SP17.3.020 New Advances for Old Complications: From Depression to Retinopathy to Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Endocrinology
Speaker(s): Laurie Quinn PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, CDE

This presentation will provide an overview of the microvascular, neuropathic, macrovascular, and psychosocial complications of diabetes along with newer medical, surgical, pharmacological, and behavioral treatments as appropriate. 

SP17.3.021 Adolescent Substance Abuse: How to Recognize, Screen & Treat the Minor Patient

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Psych/Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder, Adolescent/Youth
Speaker(s): Susan Caverly, PhD, ARNP, BC

This presentation provides an overview of factors relevant to adolescent substance use; environmental and individual risk factors as well as prevalence alone or co-occurring with other mental health diagnoses. Behaviors consistent with use, approaches to screening, and intervention models will be considered focusing on the "best fit" for an individual/family. 

SP17.3.008 Acute Pain Management in the Patient on Medication Assisted Treatment

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Pain Management, Substance Use Disorder
Speaker(s): Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, FPCN

Pain management can be complicated for those patients who are on medication assisted treatment (methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone) for opioid use disorder. The unique properties of these treatments and methods to provide acute pain management will be outlined using a case based approach. 

 

SP17.3.022 Delirium and Dementia in the ICU

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Neurology, Psych/Mental Health
Speaker(s): Speaker TBD

Delirium in the intensive care unit is a common problem for critically ill patients. It increases complications during the hospital stay and can cause long term disability. Strategies to prevent, identify and treat ICU delirium in order to reduce long-term cognitive problems and disability in ICU survivors will be presented. 

SP17.3.023 Human Resource Management: How to build successful healthcare work teams

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Business/Professional, Health Promotion/Wellness, Primary Care, Technology
Speaker(s): Gail Sadler MSN, ARNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP

Modern Human Resources Management (HRM) performs a balance act to serve all of the organization. The focus has changed: Knowledge yourself with the new focus. The old days of human resources are gone. New expectations of processes, approaches, business strategic utilization, prevention of business damage are the new environment. 

SP17.3.024 Getting to the Heart of Diabetes: New Hope for CVD Risk in Patients with Diabetes

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM (Saturday, 9/30)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Cardiovascular, Endocrinology
Speaker(s): Debbie Hinnen, APN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAAN, FAADE

Understanding the diabetes is a “Dia-Vascular” disease is fundamental to treatment.  Reviewing guidelines and implementing treatment for hypertension and hyperlipidemia continue to be critical components to diabetes treatment.  However, long term cardiovascular trials (CVOT’s) are now demonstrating additional CV risk reduction is occurring with medications that had been introduced for their glycemic benefit.  LEADER, Empa Reg, Canvas and other trails will be discussed and strategies for treatment reviewed.

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SP17.4.001 Shock Recognition and Initial Management for the ER and ICU Provider

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM (Sunday, 10/01)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care, Emergency
Speaker(s): Lynn A. Kelso, MSN, APRN, FCCM, FAANP

The syndrome of shock will be presented in an interactive format to begin the session. The participants will be engaged in recognizing the signs and symptoms of the different categories of shock. The presentation will progress to the diagnosis and management of each category with a focus on the role of the nurse practitioner as the provider and interprofessional collaboration. 

SP17.4.002 Building Consensus in Coalitions: Persuasion, Persistence & Patience

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM (Sunday, 10/01)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Leadership
Speaker(s): Doreen Cassarino, DNP, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP, FNAP

Benefits of like-minded groups working together in a coalition include heightened effectiveness and an amplified voice. A dysfunctional coalition jeopardizes achieving the desired team outcome. Barriers include ineffective group decision making, conflict, and lack of trust. This presentation will examine a state-wide advanced practice nursing coalition's journey to become a high performing team highlighting challenges and strategies. 

SP17.4.003 Managing Diabetes During Acute Illnesses/Disease Processes

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM (Sunday, 10/01)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care, Emergent/Urgent Care, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness
Speaker(s): Angela Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE, FAANP

Management of diabetes can be particularly challenging during an acute or incurrent illness. The disruption in the normal routine combined with the disarrangement of glucoregulatory hormones can cause fluctuating glucose levels. Nurse Practitioners need to be knowledgeable about diabetes management during this critical time to prevent further decline and complications. 

SP17.4.004 Protecting Your Practice When Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Guideline-Based Screening, Monitoring, and Go/No Go Decision

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM (Sunday, 10/01)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Pain Management; Primary Care
Speaker(s): Pamela Stitzlein Davies, MS, ARNP, ACHPN, RN-BC

Prescribing chronic opioid therapy (COT) for chronic pain can be challenging.  This session provides a practical, guideline-based approach to safely prescribing COT.  Topics include patient selection, initiating therapy. Monitoring, and making “Go/No Go” decisions when faced with problem behaviors.  Patient care agreements, urine drug testing, and strategies to address the “inherent patient” will be briefly addressed.  

SP17.4.005 Infectious Disease: An Update for the Acute Care Provider

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 10/01)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category:
Speaker(s): Amita Avadhani, DNP, DCC, ACNP, ANP, CCRN

Current challenges and evidence based strategies for managing infectious diseases in the acute care settings will be discussed. Case studies will be utilized to discuss the initial therapy based on the individual clinical condition, monitoring therapy as well as the escalation and de-escalation of the therapy will be discussed. 

SP17.4.006 Regulation & Policy Impacting NP Practice

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 10/01)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: Expert CE Hours: 1.25
Category:
Speaker(s): Randall S. Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN-CNP, FRE, FAANP

Regulations impacting practice are often an enigma. This presentation discusses the basis for regulation, boards of nursing roles related to NP education approval, license to practice, scope of practice and practice monitoring, and using the disciplinary process to protect the public and bring practice breakdown back into meeting standards. 

SP17.4.007 The Aging and Geriatric Patient & Diabetes Mellitus

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 10/01)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Endocrinology, Gerontological, Pharmacology, Diabetes
Speaker(s): Susan S. VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP

This presentation will examine the specific guidelines and evidence based literature on the care of aged and geriatric patients with diabetes mellitus. Older patients have specific needs for glucose control, polypharmacy, multiple co-morbidities, and balancing the needs of all of these factors for optimal glucose control. 

SP17.4.008 Non-Opioid Pharmacology for Pain Management

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (Sunday, 10/01)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care; Complementary/Integrative/Alternative Therapies; Chronic Pain/Pain Management
Speaker(s): Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, RN-BC, ANP-BC

This presentation will review non-opioid medications that can be used for pain management. Additionally, the use of interventional nerve block

SP17.4.009 Early Mobility in the Acute Care Ventilated Patient

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Sunday, 10/01)
Track: Acute Care Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Acute Care, Procedures, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s): Carol Thompson, ACNP, DNP, FAANP

Why, what, when, and how to mobilize acute care mechanically ventilated patients: evidence based protocols, guidelines, and strategies to improve outcomes are discussed. 

SP17.4.010 NP Credentialing: Set Your House in Order

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Sunday, 10/01)
Track: Business/Health Policy/Leadership Content Level: Advanced Beginner CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Professional Practice
Speaker(s): Tracy Klein, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, FAANP

Credentialing provides the NP entry into an institution. How do credentialiers evaluate you to assure that you are comptetent to practice in your setting and scope? This presentation will discuss how and why you document what you are competent to do, and how you can "set your house in order". 

SP17.4.011 Evolving Technology to Better Manage Your Patient with Diabetes

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Sunday, 10/01)
Track: Obesity/Diabetes Content Level: Proficient CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Endocrinology; Technology; Diabetes
Speaker(s): Susan S. VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP

This presentation will focus on the new and evolving technology available to manage patients with diabetes. We will discuss use of insulin pumps, continue glucose monitoring, glucose measurement and future delivery of automated insulin for patients who are insulin dependent.

SP17.4.012 Cannabis 101: What Does It Mean for Your Practice?

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Sunday, 10/01)
Track: Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder Content Level: Competent CE Hours: 1.25
Category: Complementary/Integrative/Alternative Therapies, Pain Management, Palliative Care/End of Life, Primary Care
Speaker(s): Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, RN-BC, ANP-BC

There is much misinformation and lack of understanding by healthcare providers about cannabinoids. This program will provide the audience with an understanding of the pathophysiology of the endocannabinoid system, the current research, the science behind the use of cannabinoids, and practical implications for general practice.