Conference Program

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

 

6:45am-8:00am

Breakfast for Pre-Conference Attendees

Thursday Morning  8:00am-12:00pm

Minor Office Procedures (limit 50 – additional $25 fee)
Buffy Blunt, PhD, APRN-CNP; Colleen Stellabotte, APRN-CNP

• Demonstrate injection of local anesthesia for digital block 
• State 2 indications for subungeal hematoma release
• Demonstrate abscess incision and drainage 
• List 2 indications for nail removal 


Pulmonary Diagnostics (limit 80)
Ruthann Kennedy, APRN-CNP; James Allen, MD

• Identify restriction and obstruction on PFTs based on ATS CRITERIA
• Interpretation of PFT
• Understand inhaler pharmacology and delivery systems 
• Develep a medication treatment plan for COPD using GOLD guidelines 


Basic Suturing (limit 45 – $25 additional supply fee) 
Lorrie Elchert, DNP, APRN-CNP; Renella Gauamis, APRN-CNP;Tim Haupricht, APRN-CNP; Vaughn Hoblet, APRN-CNP

• Describe and review the fundamentals of wound preparation including the prevention of infection.
• Discuss & review use of antimicrobial cleaners & oral antibiotic medications for lacerations. 
• Describe and review normal wound healing and methods of wound closure.
• Describe & review the use of local anesthesia, mechanism of action, dosages, precautions and adverse reactions & demonstrate the use of a local anesthetic.
• Describe and review wound closure techniques.
• Describe and review techniques of basic suturing & simple knot tying.


EKG
Louann Bailey, DNP, APRN-CNP 

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

Thursday Lunch  12:00pm-1:00pm  No Charge: Pre-Registration REQUIRED

Lunch & Program Sponsored by Novo Nordisk

Thursday Afternoon  1:00pm-5:00pm

Joint Injection (limit 40)
Larry Rosenberger, APRN-CNP; Julie Melendez, APRN-CNP

• Discuss common muscoskeletal pathologies and indications for intraarticular and periarticular injections
• Explore muscoskeletal anatomy and identify anatomic landmarks necessary to perform successful intraarticular and periarticular injections
• Identify common intraarticular periarticular injection techniques
• List important codes for billing and reimbursement
• Discuss pharmacological principles of common injectables including local anesthetics and corticosteroids
• Demonstrate proper intraarticular and periarticular injection techniques


Basic Suturing (limit 45 – $25 additional fee) 
Lorrie Elchert, DNP, APRN-CNP; Renella Gauamis, APRN-CNP;Tim Haupricht, APRN-CNP; Vaughn Hoblet, APRN-CNP

• Describe and review the fundamentals of wound preparation including the prevention of infection.
• Discuss & review use of antimicrobial cleaners & oral antibiotic medications for lacerations.
• Describe and review normal wound healing and methods of wound closure.
• Describe & review the use of local anesthesia, mechanism of action, dosages, precautions and adverse reactions & demonstrate the use of a local anesthetic.
• Describe and review wound closure techniques.
• Describe and review techniques of basic suturing & simple knot tying.


Foreign Body Removal/Animal Bites/Rabies (limit 40 – $25 additional fee)
Buffy Blunt, PhD, APRN-CNP; Colleen Stellabotte, APRN-CNP

• Demonstrate removal of a foreign body from soft tissue
• State 2 indications for rabies vaccine
• Identify 1st line antibiotic treatment for human bite wounds
• Compare and contrast 3 techniques for fish hook removal


Reimbursement 
Sally Streiber, MBA, CPC, CEMC

• Ohio Reimbursement Updates for APRN’s; Member Services; Current Issues
• Documentation, Coding and Billing Foundations; Components of Evaluation and Management Coding: History, Physical Examination and Medical Decision Making; Time-based Billing
• Office and Outpatient Hospital Evaluation and Management Coding; Inpatient Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility Evaluation and Management Coding; Incident-to, Split/Shared Visits, New Revenue Opportunities in Conjunction with Medicare Wellness Visits; Other Evaluation and Management Topics
• Data Mining and Benchmarking to tract your Revenue and Productivity


Birth Control Certifications (no CEs available; certification included) 

IUD Insertion Certification
Sponsored by Bayer

Birth Control Certifications
Sponsored by Merck

Thursday Evening – Full Conference Begins

5:30pm
Conference Opening Reception
Poster Presentations (CE available) | Visit exhibits and network with colleagues


7:30pm
Casino Night!
Back by popular demand – bigger and better!   

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

Friday Morning

7:00am
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall


8:15am
Nurse Practitioners: A Solution to America’s Primary Care Crisis
Peter Bierhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP(h)

• Discuss reasons why it is infeasible to rely on the physician workforce to provide all the primary care that is needed in the US
• Describe how public and private sector policy making is changing in its support for roles and use of nurse practitioners
• Discuss key results of a body of research providing evidence of the contributions of primary care nurse practitioners with respect to the types, quantities, costs, and quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries, particularly vulnerable groups of disabled and dual eligible beneficiaries
• Discuss a strategy for interacting with opponents of allowing full practice authority for nurse practitioners in Ohio


9:30am
Updates on HB 177 and What You Can Do


10:15am
Medical and Recreational Cannabis: What’s a Clinician to Do? 
Theresa Mallick-Searle, APRN-CNP

• Define the endocannabinoid system
• Discuss evidence for cannabinoids in pain management
• Review practical clinical basics and safety considerations


11:30am
Lunch in Exhibit Hall 

Friday 1:00pm-2:00pm

Contraceptive Updates and Pearls for Primary Care
Michelle Zamudio, APRN-CNM

• Describe mechanism of action for 2 components of combination hormonal contraceptives
• List 2 non-contraceptive benefits of hormonal contraceptives 
• Describe 1 contraceptive prescribing resource for the medically complicated patient. 
• Identify 2 new contraceptive therapies including appropriate prescribing, patient counseling, and management of complications


Diagnosis and Management of OSA: CPAP and Beyond
Asim Roy, MD

• Understand the diagnosis of OSA and testing
• Understand treatment of OSA with CPAP
• Understand alternative options for the treatment of OSA


Lyme Disease
Glen Needham, PhD; Michael Tonkovich, PhD; Tim Landers, PhD, APRN-CNP


Acute Care: Sepsis 
Tim Barreiro, DO

• Discuss clinical protocols related to the intensive care unit
• Describe current guidelines & goals for sepsis, shock & ARDS
• Determine appropriate mechanical ventilation strategies for intensive care patients
• Discuss the key features of vassopressors used in patient with shock (RX)
• Review the current controversies in corticosteroid use in patient with sepsis and shock (RX)
• Outline the best intravenous fluid treatment and controversies to best outcomes (RX)

Friday 2:15pm-3:45pm

Practice Guidelines: Cardiology 
Louann Bailey, DNP, APRN-CNP

• Discuss clinical protocols related to the intensive care unit
• Describe current guidelines & goals for sepsis, shock & ARDS
• Determine appropriate mechanical ventilation strategies for intensive care patients
• Discuss the key features of vassopressors used in patient with shock
• Review the current controversies in corticosteroid use in patient with sepsis and shock
• Outline the best intravenous fluid treatment and controversties to best outcomes


Pediatric Epilepsy and Seizure Management: A Primary Care Perspective 
Peggy Clark, DNP, APRN-CNP

• Describe the general characteristics of epilepsy, seizures, and non-epileptic seizures
• Discuss treatment and side effect management of antiepileptic medications, diet, and surgical options
• Describe psychosocial aspects of epilepsy care, including stigma, learning issues, and driving.


Red Flag Rapid Topics: Endrocinology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology
Pamela Combs, DNP, APRN-CNP; Carlos Malvestutto, MD; Susan Busch, APRN-CNP

• Recognize the extent of Measles and Hepatitis A Outbreaks
• Understand latest data on zoster vaccine and HPV vaccines
• Understand Extent of Antimicrobial Drug Resistance in Ohio
• Understand the current status of HIV prevention, treatment, and investigational options for cure
• Understand the principles of diagnosis and treatment of Clostridioides difficile
• Understand current data on prescription of fluoroquinolones and new antimicrobial agents and their risks 
• Identify altered pharmacokinetic issues that affect drug prescribing in kidney disease
• List common medications and medication combinations that can cause both acute or chronic renal failure 
• Prescribe renally cleared medications for kidney disease patients according to GFR/ or if they are on dialysis 
• Discuss the evolution of recommendations for the treatment of dyslipidemia
• Describe the anticipated lipid patterns of those patients with diabetes, and be able to describe the most current treatment recommendations


The “ABCs” of Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care
Beth Bish, APRN-CNP

• Identify common pediatric mental health issues as well as receive resources to aid in differential diagnosis formation and referral recommendations
• Learnevidenced-based, non medication management of common pediatric mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, and uncomplicated ADHD & associated sleep disturbance
• Identify FDA approved and off label medications use to manage common pediatric mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and uncomplicated ADHD & associated sleep disturbance
• Learn about documentation, billing and coding of mental health services in pediatric primary care

Friday 4:00pm-5:30pm

Treatment of Depression in Primary Care
Tiffany Pottkotter, APRN-CNP

• Identify signs and symptoms of Depression
• Differentiate Depression from Bipolar Disorder
• Identify pharmacologic options for treatment of Depression
• Identify adjunctive treatments of Depression and when to refer


Transition to Practice (Category A)
Bethany Parsell, APRN-CNP


Prescribing Law (Category A)
Mary Jane Maloney, DNP, APRN-CNP; Chris Williams, APRN-CNP


REPEAT: Red Flag Topics (See Above)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

7:00am
Breakfast 


8:00am-12:15pm
Updates in Pharmacology:

  • Depression and Anxiety Chris Paxos, PharmD
  • New Diabetes Medications John Moorman, PharmD
  • New Anticoagulants Jaclyn Boyle, PharmD
  • HTN and Hyperlipidemia Guidelines Cynthia King, PharmD

• Compare and contrast the pharmacologic properties of new oral anticoagulants
• Discuss practice guidelines related to atrial fibrillation
• Describe the evidence supporting new oral anticoagulants
• Discuss available reversal agents for new anticoagulants
• Compare and contrast antihypertensive classes for resistant hypertension
• Compare and contrast antihypertensive classes for isolated systolic hypertension
• Describe the changes in the statin groups and the impact on treatment of dyslipidemia
• Compare and contrast second line medications for the treatment of dyslipidemia
• Describe the current clinical practice guidelines for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2).
• Discuss therapy options for DM2 with regard to risks, benefits, cost, and practicality.
• Identify therapies for DM2 that are currently in development.
• Evaluate the use of technology designed to assist with therapy decisions in people with DM2.
• Compare and contrast the pharmacologic properties of modern antidepressants
• Compare and contrast practice guidelines for the treatment of major depressive disorder
• Describe the pharmacologic properties of benzodiazepines and other anxiolytic medications
• Compare and contrast practice guidelines for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder