October 20-22, 2022 | In Person | Columbus, Ohio

2022 OAAPN Conference

Save the Date! OAAPN is excited to announce the 2022 OAAPN Statewide Conference being held in person at the Hyatt Regency/Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.
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See you in October!

2019 OAAPN Statewide Conference

Event Program


Thursday, October 20 (8:00am – 12:00pm)

12 Lead ECG Interpretation

Louann Bailey, DNP, APRN-CNP

1. Understand normal physiology and pathophysiology that affects the 12 lead EKG
2. Identify a systematic approach to interpreting the12 lead EKG
3. Determine HR, common arrhythmias and common drugs that affect rhythms/EKG. Axis, hypertrophy determination and why it matters (RX)
4. Determine bundle branch block; causes and concerns
5. Understand changes on the 12 lead EKG as it relates to: myocardial ischemia, Acute injury, old injury
6. Describe common drug therapies to treat coronary disease (RX)
7. 12 lead EKG changes that are manifested from electrolyte abnormalities and other pathology

Intra-articular and Peri-articular Injections (limit 50)

Larry Rosenberger, APRN-CNP
Julie Melendez, APRN-CNP

1. Discuss Common Musculoskeletal pathologies and indications for intraarticular and periarticular injections.
2. Explore musculoskeletal anatomy and identify anatomic landmarks necessary to perform successful intraarticular and periarticular injections
3. Identify common intraarticular periarticular injection techniques.
4. List important codes for billing and reimbursement.
5. (RX)Discuss Pharmacological Principles of common injectables including local anesthetics and corticosteroids.
6. Demonstrate proper intraarticular and periarticular injection techniques.

Basic Suturing (session limit 60)

Tonya Fulk, APRN-CNP
Sarah Block, APRN-CNP
Sarah Haban, APRN-CNP
Denise Hutton, APRN-CNP
Kathy Praisler-Wood, APRN-CNP
Aimee Larouere, APRN-CNP

1. Descirbe and review the fundamentals of wound preparation including the prevention of infection
2. (RX) Discuss & review use of antimicrobial cleaners & oral antibiotics used for lacerations
3. Describe and review normal wound healing and methods of wound closure
4. (RX) Describe & Review the use of local anesthesia, mechanism of action, dosages, precautions and adverse reactions & demonstrate the use of a local anesthetic
5. Describe and review wound closure techniques
6. Describe and review techniques of basic suturing and simple knot tying

Thursday, October 20 (Novo Nordisk Lunch Symposium: 12:00pm – 1:00pm)

Thursday, October 20 (1:00pm – 5:00pm)

Minor Office Procedures (session limit 60)

Tonya Fulk, APRN-CNP
Sarah Block, APRN-CNP
Sarah Haban, APRN-CNP
Denise Hutton, APRN-CNP
Kathy Praisler-Wood, APRN-CNP
Aimee Larouere,APRN-CNP

1. Demonstrate injection of local anesthesia for digital block (RX)
2. State 2 indications for subungeal hematoma release
3. Demonstrate abscess incision and drainage (RX)
4. List 2 indications for nail removal (RX)

Optimizing Revenue with Correct Documentation & Coding

Sally Streiber,BS, MBA, CPC, CEMC
Bethany Parsell, APRN-CNP

1. Describe OAAPN Reimbursement Goals – Medicaid, Medicare and Commercial Payer Updates; documentation, Coding and Billing Foundations
2. Describe documentation, Coding and Reimbursement for Evaluation and Management Codes; AMA Evaluation and Management Coding Changes for 2021 – New and Established Patient Visits Only
3. Describe General Documentation and Coding Information; Procedure Documentation and Coding; Preventive Services;
4. Discuss Medicare Wellness Visits; Telemedicine; Data Mining and Benchmarking


David Angari, MD

Thursday, October 20 (5:30pm – 7:30pm)

Welcome Reception, Exhibits, & Poster Presentations


Friday, October 21 (7:00am – 8:00am)

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Friday, October 21 (General Session 8:00am – 11:35am)

Awards and Scholarships

Bouncing Back in Post Pandemic World

Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

2022 Top Legal Issues for Ohio APRNs

Jeana Singleton, JD

Advanced Diagnostics: Beyond the Basics of CBC, CMP, LFTs & Lipids

Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Friday, October 21 (11:35pm – 1:00pm)

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Chapter Leader Luncheon

Friday, October 21 (Breakout Session 1: 1:00pm – 2:00pm)

Acute Management of Musculoskeletal Injuries

Joseph Congeni, MD

Sepsis Diagnosis & Management

Natallie Paphanchith, DNP, APRN-CNP

Initial Evaluation of Long COVID

Brittany Baloun, APRN-CNP

Friday, October 21 (Breakout Session 2: 2:15pm – 3:15pm)

Congestive Heart Failure

Maureen Schaupp, APRN-CNP

Management of Thyroid Disorders

Angela Thompson DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDCES, FAANP

Presentation and Management of Acute Detox

Sara Pease, APRN-CNP
Joseph Sitarik, DO

Friday, October 21 (Breakout Session 3: 3:30pm – 4:30pm)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Kara De Felice, MD

Menopause - The Basics & Beyond

Stephanie Hawkins, DNP, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, NCMP

Chronic Kidney Disease

Bhavnish Bucktowarsing, MD

Friday, October 21 (Breakout Session 4: 4:45pm – 5:45pm)

Activism in Sleep Medicine: Healthier Lives Through Better Sleep

Robon Vanek, APRN-CNP, MSN, MA in Medical Anthropology

ADHD Across the Lifespan

Samantha Ault, PhD, APRN-CNP, PMHNP


Lindsay Eckles Hoffman, APRN, MSN, FNP-C


Saturday, October 22 (AbbVie Breakfast Symposium: 6:45am – 7:45am)

Saturday, October 22 (General Session: 8:00am – 12:00pm)

Pharmacology Update

Topics to include:

Dementia Pharmacotherapy, Chris Paxos, PharmD

Micro-dosing Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain Management, Jessica Emshoff, PharmD

Infectious Disease Topics, Richard Chan, PharmD

Insulin Pharmacokinetics and Adjustment, Kenneth Furdich, PharmD, BCACP