2019 AANP Fall Conference

2019 Fall Conference

  

Thursday, October 10 Register Now

F19.1.005 Everyday Pharmacogenetics for the Nurse Practitioner

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Andrew M. Peterson, PharmD, PhD, FCPP

This presentation is designed to increase the knowledge and skills necessary for the nurse practitioner in using pharmacogenomic (PGx) principles in everyday practice. The learner will be exposed to the rationale and process for applying PGx in clinical practice, interpreting basic pharmacogenomics results and then applying them in a clinical setting.

F19.1.006 The Many Faces of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF): The Cardiometabolic Phenotype

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Convenient/Urgent Care, Gerontology, Integrative Health, Men's Health, Obesity/Weight Management, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology, Women's Health
Speaker(s):
Carolyn L. Lekavich, PhD, MSN, MHS-CL, ANP-C

This presentation will outline the prevalence and clinical presentation of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), in the primary care, pulmonology and cardiology settings through case studies. For each case of the patient presentation, pathophysiology and clinical manifestation of HFpEF will be reviewed. Guided by pathophysiology and clinical presentation, phenotype specific HFpEF information will be outlined that will guide clinical assessment and management. The cardiometabolic phenotype will be outlined and reviewed in-depth though biomarkers of clinical, echocardiographic, cardiac catheterization and cardiopulmonary stress testing.

F19.1.007 Leaders as Change Agents: How Do You Wear Change? (Certificate)

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Kate Driscoll Malliarakis, PhD, ANP-BC, MAC, FAAN

This presentation will focus on change and the opportunities change creates for leaders. We will examine how reality creates uncertainly for people and organization, and how leaders can awaken the capacity to step up to the challenge of ambiguity and resistance to change. The presentation will close with actions that leaders can take to respond effectively to turbulent times.

F19.1.008 Leaders as Change Agents: How Do You Wear Change?

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Kate Driscoll Malliarakis, PhD, ANP-BC, MAC, FAAN

This presentation will focus on change and the opportunities change creates for leaders. We will examine how reality creates uncertainly for people and organization, and how leaders can awaken the capacity to step up to the challenge of ambiguity and resistance to change. The presentation will close with actions that leaders can take to respond effectively to turbulent times.

F19.1.012 Advanced Suturing & Digital Blocks: Taking Your Skills to the Next Level

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Emergency, Primary Care, Procedures, Wound Care
Speaker(s):
Greg Brooks, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

This workshop will build upon your basic suturing skills. The workshop will address complex wounds, advanced 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.

F19.1.016 Liver Transplant Pharmacology: What the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Needs to Know

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Gastroenterology, Pharmacology, Surgical
Speaker(s):
Amanda Chaney, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Over 150,000 liver transplants have been performed in the United States, with over 15,000 patients awaiting surgery. In primary care practice, nurse practitioners must be aware of the considerations for this specific population. The purpose of this lecture is to provide the learner with an overview of the transplant process, specifically looking at the post-operative considerations months, and then years, after a liver transplant. A detailed look at transplant medications will be provided.

F19.1.017 Dialysis & Matters of the Heart: Does the Type of Dialysis Matter?

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Expert
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Nephrology, Procedures, Urology/Nephrology
Speaker(s):
Mary Rogers Sorey, ACNP-BC, RN

Patients on chronic dialysis are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) than the general population -- particularly left ventricular hypertrophy, heart failure, sudden cardiac death, valvular calcification, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, CAD, and PAD. They also have higher mortality rates with 50% of deaths attributed to CVD. We will review what happens to the heart once dialysis starts, dialysis modalities options, and compare cardiac outcomes of each type of dialysis. The dialysis modalities we will cover are in-center hemodialysis (HD), home HD, nocturnal HD, and peritoneal dialysis (PD).

F19.1.018 Time Management Behavior is a Matter of Choice: How Do You Choose to Spend Your Time (Certificate)

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Loretta A. Penn, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University

Life is hectic. Work, being a mom or dad, taking care of a family member, managing household chores while trying to have some semblance of work-life balance, can sometimes be overwhelming and feel impossible to attain. Nursing school prepares you for what to do first and provides you with great judgment skills in determining priorities. The real challenge comes in when deciding what order to place the other fifteen things you have to do that seem to take priority and finding the time to get them done. The decisions you make will determine how well you succeed in life personally and professionally. Those decisions will also impact your self-care and the enjoyment you receive from doing the things that are important to you with the people you love and care about most. This presentation will provide you with tips, techniques and planning tools to manage the amount of time you have in one day -- 24 hours -- no more, no less. How you respond to the challenges and opportunities, what you do to prioritize and determine the difference between what is important vs. urgent, and how you delegate tasks and responsibilities to ensure the growth and development of others, will be key factors impacting your success as a manager and leader.

F19.1.019 Time Management Behavior is a Matter of Choice: How Do You Choose to Spend Your Time

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Loretta A. Penn, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University

Life is hectic. Work, being a mom or dad, taking care of a family member, managing household chores while trying to have some semblance of work-life balance, can sometimes be overwhelming and feel impossible to attain. Nursing school prepares you for what to do first and provides you with great judgment skills in determining priorities. The real challenge comes in when deciding what order to place the other fifteen things you have to do that seem to take priority and finding the time to get them done. The decisions you make will determine how well you succeed in life personally and professionally. Those decisions will also impact your self-care and the enjoyment you receive from doing the things that are important to you with the people you love and care about most. This presentation will provide you with tips, techniques and planning tools to manage the amount of time you have in one day -- 24 hours -- no more, no less. How you respond to the challenges and opportunities, what you do to prioritize and determine the difference between what is important vs. urgent, and how you delegate tasks and responsibilities to ensure the growth and development of others, will be key factors impacting your success as a manager and leader.

F19.1.023 De-Prescribing: An Antidote to Polypharmacy in Older Adults

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Gerontology, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Lori Martin-Plank, PhD, FNP-C, GNP-BC, PMHNP, FNAP, FAANP

This presentation will address complexity and dilemmas of prescribing for older adults, including specific pharmacodynamic/pharmacokinetic issues and their clinical application, polypharmacy -- what it is, how it came into existence, and the hidden dangers in polypharmacy for older adults with multiple chronic illnesses. The historical context of deprescribing will be introduced with a focus on holistic, patient-centered care and evidence-based guidelines including Less is More, and the American Geriatrics Society Management of Multimorbidity in Older Adults. Models for deprescribing will be listed as well as barriers and facilitators from patient and provider perspectives. Application of deprescribing will be addressed in an interactive case study with the audience. The presentation will conclude with a summary and charge for clinical change to incorporate deprescribing. Audience participation is encouraged.

F19.1.024 Statin & Non-Statin Therapies for the Management of Cholesterol: An Update on the 2018 Guidelines

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Carrie Palmer, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, CDE

The speaker will discuss the latest guidelines for the management of cholesterol. She will compare these guidelines to previous guidelines and discuss the identification of risk groups and how to stratify these patients to determine the possible benefit of statins. The speaker will describe the use of alternative testing when statin benefit is unclear. Also discussed will be pharmacologic approaches to managing cholesterol, including appropriate prescribing, focusing on statins, ezetimibe, PCSK9 inhibitors and fibrates. Case studies will be used to allow the audience to apply the content of the presentation to clinical situations.

F19.1.025 Communication Skills & Strategies (Certificate)

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Kate Driscoll Malliarakis, PhD, ANP-BC, MAC, FAAN

This presentation will focus on exploring how we communicate in the various roles we play. We will examine the need for clarity in communication. We will learn about our signature voices both in writing and in person and practice those skills during the presentation.

F19.1.026 Communication Skills & Strategies

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Kate Driscoll Malliarakis, PhD, ANP-BC, MAC, FAAN

This presentation will focus on exploring how we communicate in the various roles we play. We will examine the need for clarity in communication. We will learn about our signature voices both in writing and in person and practice those skills during the presentation.

F19.1.035 Pediatric Immunizations 2019: A CDC Update for Nurse Practitioners

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Allergy/Immunology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Immunology/Allergy, Infectious Disease, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Travel Medicine
Speaker(s):
Mary Koslap-Petraco, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP

This lecture/case study presentation will review the updates to the 2019 Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP/CDC) schedule for children and adolescents. New vaccines and new treatments for vaccine preventable diseases will be discussed. The untoward results of the anti-vaccine movement also will be identified. The effects of the anti-vaccine movement on vaccine preventable diseases also will be reviewed along with strategies for the NP to use to counter these effects on parents and families.

F19.1.036 Addressing Obesity Complications and Obesity Pharmacology

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiometabolic, Health Promotion/Wellness, Obesity/Weight Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

This presentation will review the complications and comorbidities associated with obesity. Using case studies will review how treating obesity through current evidence can impact the complications directly. The treatment will review the anti-obesity medications available today.

F19.1.037 Emotional Intelligence: The Real Key to Personal & Professional Growth (Certificate)

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Loretta A. Penn, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University

As the saying goes, “We have one chance to make a great first impression.” If you believe that, you also will give credibility to the statement that how you approach, talk to and relate to others will determine how eager someone will be to remain in your company and get to know you better. Research shows us that emotional intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership. Without it, an individual can have the best training available, an analytical mind, an intense ability to navigate the politics, and an abundance of smart ideas, yet if no one is following, he/she will not make a great leader. This presentation will provide an opportunity to learn the key components of emotional intelligence, what it means to have a low dose of each component, how much is just right and the penalty that is paid when one has too much of any component. In addition, this presentation will focus on how to apply the EQ components to everyday leadership, vision and talent development.

F19.1.038 Emotional Intelligence: The Real Key to Personal & Professional Growth

Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Loretta A. Penn, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University

As the saying goes, “We have one chance to make a great first impression.” If you believe that, you also will give credibility to the statement that how you approach, talk to and relate to others will determine how eager someone will be to remain in your company and get to know you better. Research shows us that emotional intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership. Without it, an individual can have the best training available, an analytical mind, an intense ability to navigate the politics, and an abundance of smart ideas, yet if no one is following, he/she will not make a great leader. This presentation will provide an opportunity to learn the key components of emotional intelligence, what it means to have a low dose of each component, how much is just right and the penalty that is paid when one has too much of any component. In addition, this presentation will focus on how to apply the EQ components to everyday leadership, vision and talent development.

F19.1.042 Punch and Shave Biopsies

Time: 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Dermatology, Primary Care, Procedures
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 class 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.

F19.1.046 HIV Treatment: The Basics for Primary Care

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Infectious Disease, Men's Health, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Women's Health
Speaker(s):
Melody Wilkinson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP

This presentation will provide an overview of HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) for primary care clinicians. As HIV treatment has improved and medication regimens have been simplified with multiple combination formulations, HIV has evolved from a fatal disease to a chronic illness effectively managed with medications. ART is recommended for everyone who is HIV positive and is prescribed as a combination of at least three medications. The presentation will prepare clinicians to prescribe initial ART regimens. During this presentation, we will review the pathophysiology of HIV and explore how ART disrupts the natural lifecycle of the HIV and the subsequent virologic and immunologic impacts for patients. We will review when ART should be initiated, initial considerations with starting ART, and the overarching goals of therapy. We will review the major drug classes and how to select ART regimens. We will also discuss side effects, drug interaction and resistance. Additionally, the importance of ART adherence while exploring strategies to promote adherence also will be discussed.

F19.1.047 Evolving Technology in Diabetes Management

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Technology
Speaker(s):
Susan S. VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

This dynamic presentation will look at the contemporary technology utilized in diabetes management today. We will discuss blood glucose monitoring, insulin delivery and applications utilized in diabetes management.

F19.1.048 Mentoring: The Gift that Keeps on Giving! (Certificate)

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Loretta A. Penn, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University

What if there was an individual you could talk to about specific and/or general issues, who held no bias, had no agenda, and was committed to your growth and development as a practitioner and leader? What if there was an individual whom you highly respect and value his/her opinion who would freely schedule time with you on a monthly basis to answer questions, debate issues and treat every conversation with the highest level of confidentiality? What if the value that you found in a mentoring relationship could be paid back by you acting as a voice and resource for someone else who shows promise and has a gift for leading in your organization? One proven and exceptional way to answer the questions above is to have a mentor! This presentation is designed to define the challenges and benefits of having a mentor and being a mentee, identify the required leadership traits for both, and the impact on an organization overall that believes in the power of the mentoring process. Mentoring is a gift. It is a gift that keeps on giving for both the mentor and mentee. With that thought in mind, whether you are the recipient or the initiator of a great mentoring relationship, you and your organization will greatly benefit and grow -- professionally, personally and emotionally.

F19.1.049 Mentoring: The Gift that Keeps on Giving!

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Thursday, 10/10)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Loretta A. Penn, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University

What if there was an individual you could talk to about specific and/or general issues, who held no bias, had no agenda, and was committed to your growth and development as a practitioner and leader? What if there was an individual whom you highly respect and value his/her opinion who would freely schedule time with you on a monthly basis to answer questions, debate issues and treat every conversation with the highest level of confidentiality? What if the value that you found in a mentoring relationship could be paid back by you acting as a voice and resource for someone else who shows promise and has a gift for leading in your organization? One proven and exceptional way to answer the questions above is to have a mentor! This presentation is designed to define the challenges and benefits of having a mentor and being a mentee, identify the required leadership traits for both, and the impact on an organization overall that believes in the power of the mentoring process. Mentoring is a gift. It is a gift that keeps on giving for both the mentor and mentee. With that thought in mind, whether you are the recipient or the initiator of a great mentoring relationship, you and your organization will greatly benefit and grow -- professionally, personally and emotionally.


Friday, October 11 Register Now

F19.2.005 The Factors Impacting Drug Shortages in the United States

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Speaker(s):
Tep Kang, PharmD, BCPS

Current drug shortages pose a threat to our health care system. The shortages resulted in treatment delay, medication rationing and in some cases, treatment being denied. Common classes of drugs affected by the shortages include anesthesia medications, antibiotics, pain medications, nutrition and electrolyte products, and chemotherapy agents. The number of drug shortages reached a new high of 267 drugs in 2011. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the rationale behind the shortages.

F19.2.006 Best Evidence for Intensive Lifestyle Interventions to Treat Obesity

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiometabolic, Health Promotion/Wellness, Obesity/Weight Management
Speaker(s):
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

The presentation will review the first three pillars of treatment and the evidence supporting the pillars of treatment: eating plans, physical activity and intensive lifestyle interventions.

F19.2.007 Creating a Culture of Safety & Quality (Certificate)

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Jean Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN

This presentation will reinforce the importance of working within and creating a culture of safety and quality. Participants will understand the interaction of quality and safety and assess the culture in which they work using the AHRQ tool of culture assessment. Several organizational change models will be discussed and participants will complete an exercise to apply a change model to their practice culture. The models discussed will include the Pyramid Theory of Change (Conners and Smith), the Kotter Theory, as well as Lewn’s Theory of Change. Emphasis of creating change will include examining the creation of a safety and quality mindset to support organizational change. The presentation will be interactive with participants formulating a general plan to move their organization to a more safe culture through the integration of quality improvement.

F19.2.008 Creating a Culture of Safety & Quality

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Jean Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN

This presentation will reinforce the importance of working within and creating a culture of safety and quality. Participants will understand the interaction of quality and safety and assess the culture in which they work using the AHRQ tool of culture assessment. Several organizational change models will be discussed and participants will complete an exercise to apply a change model to their practice culture. The models discussed will include the Pyramid Theory of Change (Conners and Smith), the Kotter Theory, as well as Lewn’s Theory of Change. Emphasis of creating change will include examining the creation of a safety and quality mindset to support organizational change. The presentation will be interactive with participants formulating a general plan to move their organization to a more safe culture through the integration of quality improvement.

F19.2.012 Urgent Care Procedures Skills

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
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 nursemaid's elbow, finger/toe dislocation reductions, drainage of olecranon bursa, release of subungual hematoma, drainage of paronychia, digital blocks, splinter removal, hair-thread tourniquet removal, tick removal, ring removal, fish hook removal, etc.

F19.2.016 Hepatology Highlights: Abnormal LFTs & Hepatitis C Update for the Primary Care Provider

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Gastroenterology, Pharmacology, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Amanda Chaney, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Abnormal liver function testing (LFTs) occurs often in the primary care setting. The purpose of this presentation is to establish an overview of the liver, what testing is done when determining liver injury and liver function, and how to appropriately triage and manage the patient with these abnormalities. In addition, the presentation will provide the learner with a brief overview of Hepatitis C and its complications, as well as review new treatments that have revolutionized the outcomes of this once incurable disease.

F19.2.017 Clinical Challenges of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF): Diagnosis & Treatment

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Obesity/Weight Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Carolyn L. Lekavich, PhD, MSN, MHS-CL, ANP-C

This presentation will define the current state of the science regarding the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), compared to the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Diagnostic modalities will include comparing findings from echocardiography, cardiopulmonary stress testing, cardiac MRI and heart catheterization. Treatment modalities will include comparing outcomes with the use of beta blockers, ace inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers and neprilysin inhibitor sacubitril. Clinical trials will be reviewed for potential future treatments of HFpEF.

F19.2.018 Ethics for Leaders in Healthcare (Certificate)

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP; Cynthia Edwards-Tuttle, MBA, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

This presentation will discuss healthcare ethics and the ethical decisions made by health care leaders. An overview of ethical decision making will be discussed. The process of making ethical decisions and the importance for leaders will be reviewed. Case studies related to the application and synthesis of the material will be presented.

F19.2.019 Ethics for Leaders in Healthcare

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP; Cynthia Edwards-Tuttle, MBA, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

This presentation will discuss healthcare ethics and the ethical decisions made by health care leaders. An overview of ethical decision making will be discussed. The process of making ethical decisions and the importance for leaders will be reviewed. Case studies related to the application and synthesis of the material will be presented.

F19.2.023 Boost Your Breast Cancer Treatment Knowledge: Pharmacologic & Genetic Update for Primary Care Providers

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Genetics/Genomics, Oncology, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Women's Health
Speaker(s):
Mary Alison Smania, DNP, FNP-BC, AGN-BC, FAANP

There are more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, including women still being treated and those who have completed treatment with an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer in 2018. After non-melanoma skin cancer breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer diagnosed among women in the United States. After the initial acute phase of treatment care for women has been transitioned to primary care. Primary care teams caring for cancer survivors has presented new challenges for those providers to stay up-to-date with recommended treatments, medications and treatments that are based on genomic profiles. This presentation provides a brief overview and synthesis of current breast cancer guidelines, other resources and pharmacologic update for primary care providers who care for patients undergoing breast cancer treatment, survivors and those at high risk for breast cancer. The presentation will include how germline and somatic mutations affect treatment choices from treatment to survivorship.

F19.2.024 Hypertension: Simple to Resistant

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Health Promotion/Wellness, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Allison Dimsdale, DNP, NP-C, AACC, FAANP

Hypertension is a common and often unrecognized state that if untreated can result in disastrous sequelae for the patient. These complications can include heart failure, stable ischemic heart disease, chronic kidney disease and stroke. This presentation will prepare the listener to understand, define and treat hypertension. We will discuss proven nonpharmacologic interventions for prevention and treatment of hypertension and will outline all four classes of pharmacotherapy and how to use and combine these drugs. The listener will come away with a broad overview of how to recognize and treat this sometimes silent disease and prevent complications. We will discuss methods to partner with patients to ensure successful goal directed medical therapies to treat hypertension.

F19.2.025 Leading Teams (Certificate)

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Jean Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Leading teams is an art as well as a science. Specific issues related to leading teams will be discussed including issues such as communication, establishing priorities, clarifying roles and boundaries. We will discuss issues of getting the right people on the team and what to do when there needs to be a shift in team members based on changing goals and priorities. Attention will focus on difficult team members, how to work effectively with them, and when to bring human resource experts to the situation for advice and/or to work directly with the team member. Discussion will include developing leadership skills as a coach and creating a coaching culture that supports learning and success of team members and attainment of organizational goals.

F19.2.026 Leading Teams

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Jean Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Leading teams is an art as well as a science. Specific issues related to leading teams will be discussed including issues such as communication, establishing priorities, clarifying roles and boundaries. We will discuss issues of getting the right people on the team and what to do when there needs to be a shift in team members based on changing goals and priorities. Attention will focus on difficult team members, how to work effectively with them, and when to bring human resource experts to the situation for advice and/or to work directly with the team member. Discussion will include developing leadership skills as a coach and creating a coaching culture that supports learning and success of team members and attainment of organizational goals.

F19.2.035 Medical Cannabis and CBD: The Blunt Basics

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Integrative Health, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Andrew M. Peterson, PharmD, PhD, FCPP

The basic pharmacology of THC and CBD will be discussed during this presentation. A review of the commonly used dosage forms, the pros & cons to their use and the basic pharmacokinetic differences will be introduced. Further, the presentation will address the endocannabinoid system and how THC and CBD interact with that system. The side effects and drug interaction profiles of THC and CBD also will be presented.

F19.2.036 The Complexities of Initiating & Adjusting Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Angela Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE, FAANP

This presentation will focus on the most common challenges nurse practitioners encounter with initiating and adjusting insulin therapy in T2DM management and solutions to address these challenges. A case study approach will be utilized to demonstrate practical applications in the clinical setting.

F19.2.037 Leadership Styles & Types: Where Do You Fit In? (Certificate)

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Kate Driscoll Malliarakis, PhD, ANP-BC, MAC, FAAN

This presentation will introduce the concept of leadership as a theory. We will reflect on personal leadership style as it relates to leadership theories, traits, styles and approaches. We will examine the traits and styles in leadership. For fun, we will take a leadership “test” and examine your leadership skills.

F19.2.038 Leadership Styles & Types: Where Do You Fit In?

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Kate Driscoll Malliarakis, PhD, ANP-BC, MAC, FAAN

This presentation will introduce the concept of leadership as a theory. We will reflect on personal leadership style as it relates to leadership theories, traits, styles and approaches. We will examine the traits and styles in leadership. For fun, we will take a leadership “test” and examine your leadership skills.

F19.2.042 Advanced Neurologic Exam: Beyond the Cranial Nerves

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 2.75
Additional Fee: $125.00
Therapeutic Areas:
Neurology, Procedures
Speaker(s):
Laura Dixon, DNP, MPA, APRN, FNP-BC

This neurologic examination workshop will focus on the evaluation of abnormal movements including tremor (Parkinsonian tremor, essential tremor, dystonic tremor, cerebellar tremor), choreiform movements and dyskinesia (40% of workshop); the evaluation of gait and balance (Parkinsonian gait, neuropathic gait, others) (30% of workshop); the examination of vision and eye movements (basic evaluation) (20% of workshop); and the review of normal and abnormal reflexes (10% of workshop). Teaching methods will include lecture, discussion, patient videos, demonstration and return demonstration/practice. You will be provided with a penlight, reflex hammer and tuning fork for practice. They are included in the price of the workshop.

Objectives: Accurately identify and describe abnormal movements as listed above; identify and describe components of normal gait and balance exam and identify components of normal and abnormal gait and balance; identify and describe normal eye movements and identify when eye movements are abnormal; and to discuss differential diagnosis for abnormal gait, abnormal movements and abnormal eye movements.

 

F19.2.046 Adult Immunizations 2019: A CDC Update for Nurse Practitioners

Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Adolescent Health, Allergy/Immunology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Immunology/Allergy, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology, Travel Medicine
Speaker(s):
Mary Koslap-Petraco, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP

This lecture/case study presentation will review the updates to the 2019 Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP/CDC) schedule for adults and high risk individuals. New vaccine recommendations and new treatments for vaccine preventable diseases will be discussed. Consequences of missed immunizations also will be reviewed. Strategies for increasing immunization rates in high risk populations also will be identified.

F19.2.047 Overview of the Updates of 2019 ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Expert
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Autoimmune Disorders, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Health Promotion/Wellness, Obesity/Weight Management, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Katherine Pereira, DNP, FNP-BC, ADM-BC, FAAN, FAANP

This presentation will provide key highlights from the 2019 ADA Standards of Medical Care. The ADA emphasizes the need to approach each patient individually, considering resources, complications, life expectancy, co-morbidities, complications and disease duration when considering care. Unique populations will be emphasized, to include chronic renal failure, heart failure, obesity and established cardiovascular disease. Case studies will illustrate how changes in the standards of medical care impact provider decision making.

 

F19.2.048 NPs as Entrepreneurs: Are You Up to the Task? (Certificate)

Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Kate Driscoll Malliarakis, PhD, ANP-BC, MAC, FAAN

Nurse entrepreneurs fill the gaps by providing services, products and education leading to a higher quality of life and more affordable, accessible healthcare for the patients they serve. This presentation will examine what it takes to be an entrepreneur as well as an “intrapreneur.” Examine the personal characteristics of nurse entrepreneurs and review the opportunities and barriers for being an entrepreneur.

F19.2.049 NPs as Entrepreneurs: Are You Up to the Task?

Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Friday, 10/11)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Kate Driscoll Malliarakis, PhD, ANP-BC, MAC, FAAN

Nurse entrepreneurs fill the gaps by providing services, products and education leading to a higher quality of life and more affordable, accessible healthcare for the patients they serve. This presentation will examine what it takes to be an entrepreneur as well as an “intrapreneur.” Examine the personal characteristics of nurse entrepreneurs and review the opportunities and barriers for being an entrepreneur.


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F19.3.005 Critical Care Ultrasound

Time: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 4.25
Additional Fee: $125.00
Speaker(s):
James K. Palma, MD, MPH, FACEP

There is some overlap between the Bedside and Critical Care Ultrasound Workshops.

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.

F19.3.010 A Lifetime of Risk: Examining the Maternal & Fetal Impact of Diabetes in Pregnancy

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Reproductive Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s):
Jamie Jadid, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE, BC-ADM

This presentation will explore the impact of maternal diabetes on pregnancy, maternal and fetal outcomes as well as the long-term consequences into childhood. The results of the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (HAPO) study and its follow-up study (HAPO FUS) will be reviewed. We will explore the concept of epigenetics. We also will review how other cardiometabolic conditions such as obesity, PCOS, pre-diabetes and hypertension can affect pregnancy and long-term health outcomes.

F19.3.009 A Pharmacologic Update in the Management of Asthma

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Expert
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Allergy/Immunology, Immunology/Allergy, Pharmacology, Respiratory/Pulmonology
Speaker(s):
Tracy S. Estes, PhD, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic respiratory conditions that affects across the life span. It is a heterogeneous chronic remitting-relapsing cascade and interplay of immunological responses to a spectrum of triggers. In the last few years, targeted medical therapies have improved the quality of life and health burden for asthma patients. We will explore the pathophysiology of asthma and the pharmacological management options available to improve health outcomes.

F19.3.011 Organizational Leadership (Certificate)

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Jean Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Effective and visionary organizational leadership is critical to having an efficient, high quality clinical service organization. Characteristics and types of leaders will briefly be discussed with a focus on the critical functions of leaders in an organization. Varied perspectives of effective and desirable leadership will be explored including the Gallup findings of followers. Discussion of leadership will include managing up, managing direct reports and leadership through influence. Methods of assessment of leadership strengths and needs will be presented. Pitfalls of leadership will be explored. Discussion will include future challenges for leaders in an environment full of unknowns and a constantly changing environment . To end this presentation, we will discuss the issue of work life balance as a leader and explore ways to maintain effectiveness as a leader through a balance life.

F19.3.012 Organizational Leadership

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Jean Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Effective and visionary organizational leadership is critical to having an efficient, high quality clinical service organization. Characteristics and types of leaders will briefly be discussed with a focus on the critical functions of leaders in an organization. Varied perspectives of effective and desirable leadership will be explored including the Gallup findings of followers. Discussion of leadership will include managing up, managing direct reports and leadership through influence. Methods of assessment of leadership strengths and needs will be presented. Pitfalls of leadership will be explored. Discussion will include future challenges for leaders in an environment full of unknowns and a constantly changing environment . To end this presentation, we will discuss the issue of work life balance as a leader and explore ways to maintain effectiveness as a leader through a balance life.

F19.3.016 Refocusing on ADHD: Genomics, Neurobiology & Personalized Treatment

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Genetics/Genomics, Neurology, Pharmacology, Psychiatric/Mental Health
Speaker(s):
Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAANP

Updated diagnostic criteria and psychometric approaches are reviewed to improve case identification, diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders. ADHD is redefined in the context of epigenetics and neurobiology with specific attention to contemporary pharmacological approaches to manage the symptoms. Practical applications for nurse practitioners will be presented.

F19.3.017 Admitted with Heart Failure: From Clinic to Transplant

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Carolina Tennyson, DNP, ACNP-BC, AACC

This presentation will be an overview of current medical and surgical management strategies in heart failure patients. We will discuss advanced therapies including inotropes, LVAD, transplant and ECMO in a holistic manner.

F19.3.018 Bullying & Incivility in the Workplace: Leading the Change in Culture (Certificate)

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Penny Sauer, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CNE

Although bullying and incivility have been a known issue in healthcare settings, the incidence of bad behaviors continue. Bullying and Incivility behaviors impair communication between team members and negatively impacts clients, nurse practitioners, healthcare providers, students and employers. Strategies to address bullying and incivility have been partially effective. This issue requires a more comprehensive approach and will require collaboration across the healthcare team.

F19.3.019 Bullying & Incivility in the Workplace: Leading the Change in Culture

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Penny Sauer, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CNE

Although bullying and incivility have been a known issue in healthcare settings, the incidence of bad behaviors continue. Bullying and Incivility behaviors impair communication between team members and negatively impacts clients, nurse practitioners, healthcare providers, students and employers. Strategies to address bullying and incivility have been partially effective. This issue requires a more comprehensive approach and will require collaboration across the healthcare team. Repeated in F19.4.025

F19.3.023 The Rising Cost of Drugs in America and Its Impact on Healthcare

Time: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Business/Professional, Convenient/Urgent Care, Hematology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Tep Kang, PharmD, BCPS

Prescription drug prices for old and new drugs are increasing at a rate far exceeding the rate of inflation which contributes to an unsustainable healthcare cost in the United States. For example, the cost of an antibiotic, Darapram, which is used to treat an opportunistic infection in HIV-infected patients increased by more than 5000% (from $13.50 to $750 per tablet). A new reversal of anticoagulation agent costs $13,000 to $26,000 per dose. Rising drug prices hurt patients, limit their access and deplete their savings. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the many factors that could contribute to the rising cost of prescription drugs.

F19.3.024 Diabesity. GLP-1s and SGLT-2s in The Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Obesity

Time: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Convenient/Urgent Care, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Obesity/Weight Management, Pharmacology, Urology/Nephrology
Speaker(s):
Joy Pape, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CDE, WOCN, CFCN, FAADE

The management of diabetes has changed over recent years. New knowledge, evidence and technologies allows for more flexibility and ways to prevent and manage the complications of diabetes such as weight gain associated with certain medications, cardiovascular and renal complications. Attend this enlightening, evidence-based presentation of practical ways to help your patients who have or are at risk for diabesity improve their quality of life.

 

F19.3.025 Jackpot: Successful Strategies for Documenting & Coding

Time: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Lynn Rapsilber, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP

Documentation and coding expertise is essential to reflect what services were provided. Learn how to identify components of documentation to reduce errors and enhance reimbursement. Errors can be costly setting up potential audits or refunding monies for coding incorrectly. Learn the most common errors and how to prevent them. Identify when to use medical decision making to reflect the level of complexity of patient visits.

F19.3.030 Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Workshop
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 3.25
Additional Fee: $125.00
Speaker(s):
James K. Palma, MD, MPH, FACEP

There is some overlap between the Bedside and Critical Care Ultrasound Workshops.

This bedside ultrasound workshop will provide focused lectures and extensive hands-on scanning practice for the eFAST trauma exam, ultrasound-guided procedures (emphasis on vascular access), ocular pathology, and basics of musculoskeletal ultrasound. The basic FAST exam evaluates for free intraperitoneal fluid (e.g., abdominal bleeding) and pericardial bleeding/tamponade. Adding on evaluation of the thoracic cavity with the extended FAST (eFAST) exam allows diagnosis of hemothorax and pneumothorax. This quick exam (completed in less than 2 minutes) guides medical decision-making for triage, as well as disposition to surgical care. The FAST exam is useful not only for trauma cases, but also bleeding or fluid from many other causes, such as ruptured ectopic pregnancy, ascites, tuberculosis, etc. The eFAST session also introduces transducer orientation and basics of ultrasound scanning as well as normal anatomy of the heart, diaphragm, liver, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder, uterus, and prostate. Procedural guidance will focus on both central venous access (jugular, subclavian, femoral) and peripheral intravenous (IV) access, but the principles are also applicable to a wide range of procedures (i.e., nerve blocks, thoracentesis, paracentesis, arthrocentesis, foreign body removal, etc.). Musculoskeletal topics include normal anatomy, bony fracture, tendon injury, foreign body, nerve block introduction, and differentiation of abscess versus cellulitis. Ocular ultrasound identifies normal anatomy and numerous pathologic findings, with a particular focus on retinal detachment, vitreous detachment, and increased intracranial pressure. At the end of this workshop, participants will have a firm appreciation for the clinical utility of provider-performed bedside ultrasound in a wide range of settings, as well as foundational skills for introduction into their clinical practice.

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

F19.3.035 The Impact of Bioidentical Hormones on Women's Health

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Expert
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Health Promotion/Wellness, Pharmacology, Women's Health
Speaker(s):
Christy Blanco, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, ABAAHP, FMNM

Women are becoming more educated on hormones and asking questions about bioidentical hormones many practitioners are unable to answer. The presentation will discuss the role of bioidentical hormones on women’s health, the need for hormones and what happens when hormones are off-balance.

F19.3.036 Heart Failure with Reduced EF: Acute & Chronic Management in the Ambulatory Setting

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Palliative/End-of-Life
Speaker(s):
Margaret Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC, AACC, CHSE, FAANP

This presentation will focus on management of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in both the stable and acute phases of illness in the ambulatory setting. Strategies for initiation and titration of guideline-directed medical therapy as well as management of acute heart failure in the hemodynamically stable patient. The presentation will address when to refer to a heart failure specialist as well as referral for advanced therapies and palliative care.

F19.3.037 NP Value in Value-Based Payment Models

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Lynn Rapsilber, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP

NPs need to understand their value in value-based payment models. As health care providers and business owners, we will possess greater say in developing practices and models of care delivery. Obtaining reimbursement is dependent upon the NP’s ability to understand the payment process. As the shift to value-based payment is occurring, NPs will be key participants. We must take credit for the quality care we deliver to our patients every day.

F19.3.046 Benzodiazepines: Safe Prescribing in the Era of Prescription Drug Abuse

Time: 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Expert
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorder, Adolescent Health, Convenient/Urgent Care, Emergency, Genetics/Genomics, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Neurology, Pain Management, Pediatric, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Procedures, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Sleep Disorders
Speaker(s):
Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAANP

This presentation will focus on the class of anxiolytics known as the benzodiazepines. Over the years, prescribers have had a love/hate relationship with these controlled substances. Upon completion of this presentation, participants will learn the benefits and risks related to the safe prescribing of benzodiazepines for individuals with various symptom presentations. The presentation will address the risks and cautions related to the prescribing of benzodiazepines with various medications, including the opioids and stimulants and in various healthcare settings. Participants also will receive tips to identify the warning signs of benzodiazepine abuse and techniques to safely taper and discontinue these medications to minimize the discomfort of withdrawal.

F19.3.047 Grand Rounds: Interdisciplinary Case Conference from a Primary Care Perspective

Time: 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Primary Care
Speaker(s):
Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP; Veronica Wilbur, PhD, APRN-FNP, CNE, FAANP

This presentation uses a case study format of patients with cardiometabolic chronic diseases to highlight the interprofessional management with the emphasis on the roles of the nurse practitioner across the continuum of care. The cases will highlight patient scenarios that demonstrate exemplars of best practices including how to navigate difficult situations. The objectives will be to identify at least one strategy to advocate for patients in a multidisciplinary team; describe a situation in their practice to apply exemplars to handle difficult situations; and analyze the ways the nurse practitioner can emerge as the leader of the team.

F19.3.048 The Art & Science of Contract Negotiations

Time: 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM (Saturday, 10/12)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Cynthia Edwards-Tuttle, MBA, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP; Lynn Rapsilber, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP

Negotiation of a contract requires both the art and science of business. Nurse Practitioners are employed as professional providers and will enter into an employment agreement. Nurse Practitioners should no longer be deemed “at will employees.” Contracts are legal and binding and can impede the Nurse Practitioner with future employment opportunities, fair market base salaries and personal and professional benefit packages if not fully understood before signing. The presentation will leave the learner with knowledge of the components of a contract and those sections in the contract which provide openings for negotiation. Contract negotiation requires both the art of communication and business knowledge. The Nurse Practitioner will able to negotiate terms of an agreement that is fair for both parties. And, the learner will be able to apply negotiation tactics to obtain fair base salaries, productivity and quality bonus, as well as professional and personal benefits.


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F19.4.009 A Pharmacologic Update in the Management of Atopic Dermatitis

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Sunday, 10/13)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Expert
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Allergy/Immunology, Dermatology, Immunology/Allergy, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Tracy S. Estes, PhD, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Atopic dermatitis or eczema is thought to be a transient condition of childhood. Eczema today is not a disease of infancy or childhood. Eczema affects across the life span in a variable expression of predisposition and immune response. Therapies to address eczema have progressed from merely applying an agent topically to injecting biological substances to address the complex interplay of the immune response to noxious stimuli. We will explore the pathophysiology of eczema and the pharmacological management options available to improve health outcomes.

F19.4.010 The Microbiome & Weight Gain

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Sunday, 10/13)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiometabolic, Health Promotion/Wellness, Obesity/Weight Management, Occupational Health
Speaker(s):
Christy Blanco, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC

The gut microbiome is involved in many bodily functions such as digestion, immunity, cognitive functions and weight gain. The gut microbiome is made up of billions of bacteria and other microorganisms that coexist with other cells in the lower intestine. The presentation will include the role of the microbiome in health and its effect on energy balance, metabolism and explain their impact on weight gain. The presentation also will present key nutrients and interventions for a healthy microbiome and weight loss.

F19.4.011 Do's & Don'ts: Social Media & Marketing Yourself

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Sunday, 10/13)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Pam Fielding, CEO, 720 Strategies; Vlad Cartwright, President, 720 Strategies

Today’s world of social media provides endless opportunities to tell your story, establish yourself as a thought leader, promote your practice and support the Nurse Practitioner profession. During this hour-long presentation you will become familiar with the most effective ways to leverage social media to promote yourself as a leader in your field.

F19.4.012 Stop Child Trafficking in Your Community: Become an ACT Advocate

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM (Sunday, 10/13)
Type: Seminar
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 2.5
Therapeutic Areas:
Adolescent Health, Domestic Violence, Faculty Development/Education, Human Trafficking, Pediatric, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Reproductive Health, Women's Health
Speaker(s):
Jessica Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP; Tresa E. Zielinski, DNP, RN, APN-NP, CPNP-PC

This life-saving, innovative workshop and leadership opportunity is specifically developed for pediatric-focused NPs to learn about child trafficking, methods of identification and referral and, most importantly, prevention. There are more people enslaved in labor and/or sex trafficking than at any point in history, meaning children of all socio-economic profiles are at risk with some populations more vulnerable than others. As an Alliance for Children in Trafficking (ACT) Advocate, you will receive a certificate of recognition as a trained expert and will be able to deliver this unique content to healthcare professionals and lay people in your community. Registrants will be given free access to prerequisite online courses to complete in advance of the workshop.

 

ACT is a program of NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).

F19.4.016 The Significance of Drug-Drug and Drug-Food Interactions

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Sunday, 10/13)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Acute Care, Convenient/Urgent Care, Health Promotion/Wellness, Hospitalist/In-Patient, Pain Management, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Tep Kang, PharmD, BCPS

Getting the drug into the patient is critical. If the level is sub-therapeutic, the drug is rendered ineffective. Key drug-drug and drug-food interactions will be discussed including their mechanism of action. For example, antacids are known to interfere with the absorption of fluoroquinolones. Acid-altering medications such as H2 blockers are known to interfere with the absorption of iron and Vitamin B12. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the many drug-drug and drug-food interactions and discuss the strategies used to minimize the effect of these interactions.

F19.4.017 Cardiovascular Risk in the Diabetic Patient

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Sunday, 10/13)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Pharmacology
Speaker(s):
Lori O'Toole, MSN, APRN, FNP

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

F19.4.018 Searching for the Truth in a Cyberworld

Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Sunday, 10/13)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Advanced Beginner
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Pam Fielding, CEO, 720 Strategies; Vlad Cartwright, President, 720 Strategies

In the last decade, the availability of content on the Internet has exploded, providing people across the world with access to more information than we ever imagined possible. Thanks to Google and Wikipedia as well as, social media, we can become experts on just about any topic overnight and our perspective on issues, candidates, and even products can be heavily influenced by what we see online. But do we know that what we are consuming and learning and what drives attitudes is actually accurate, well-intentioned or nefarious?

In this one-hour session, we will explore the positive and negative effects the internet can have on our world view, not only how we view things, but how we, as a profession, are viewed. And, we’ll make sure you walk away with the tools you need to identify the truth and accuracy of content online.

F19.4.023 Achieving Balance: Neurobiology, Genomics & Treatment of Bipolar Disorders

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Sunday, 10/13)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Genetics/Genomics, Neurology, 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 will be presented.

F19.4.024 Care Transformation: Managing Cardiometabolic Risk to Prevent Disease

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Sunday, 10/13)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Competent
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, Health Promotion/Wellness, Integrative Health
Speaker(s):
Allison Dimsdale, DNP, NP-C, AACC, FAANP

This presentation will educate and inspire the listener to consider how we approach cardiovascular risk in our patients, and how we might do it more effectively. We will discuss the assessment of risk as well as lifestyle factors affecting the development of disease. We will look at comorbid conditions and habits including elevated cholesterol, hypertension, tobacco use and current controversies in using daily aspirin. We will discuss exercise prescriptions as well as diet. We will demonstrate proper use of the ASCVD risk estimator in having a meaningful clinician-patient risk discussion and embarking on shared decision making. Social determinants of health will be discussed in the prevention of ASCVD events. Lastly, we will cast a vision and give permission to dream about how we deliver care, to design and implement interprofessional care delivery teams, and to create lasting change in our practices and in the care we deliver to patients.

F19.4.025 Bullying & Incivility in the Workplace

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Sunday, 10/13)
Type: Concurrent Presentation
Content Level: Proficient
CE Hours: 1
Therapeutic Areas:
Business/Professional, Faculty Development/Education, Leadership
Speaker(s):
Penny Sauer, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CNE

Although bullying and incivility have been a known issue in healthcare settings, the incidence of bad behaviors continue. Bullying and Incivility behaviors impair communication between team members and negatively impacts clients, nurse practitioners, healthcare providers, students and employers. Strategies to address bullying and incivility have been partially effective. This issue requires a more comprehensive approach and will require collaboration across the healthcare team. Repeat of F19.3.019