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Wednesday

As the SARS Coronavirus-2 pandemic continues, our knowledge expands and evolves. Find out the latest recommendations in assessment, diagnosis and treatment in COVID-19, in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.

CE credit: 1.5; Rx credit: .5


Learning Objectives:
  • Identify known, emerging therapies in the prevention, and treatment of COVID-19 infection
  • Identify select nutritional supplements that are emerging adjunctive therapies in COVID-19
  • Describe select patient populations at proposed higher risk for severe COVID-19 disease
Wednesday

This lecture will present options for the treatment and reduction in the risk of recurrence of deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism, and options for the reduction in the risk of major cardiovascular events in patients with chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) or peripheral artery disease (PAD).

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Wednesday

Join us as we recognize the winners of The Nurse Practitioner Journal Awards, presented by Jamesetta A. Newland, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, DPNAP, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief, The Nurse Practitioner Journal!

  • Peer Reviewer of the Year
  • Author of the Year

Wednesday
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CE Credit 1.0

Wednesday
After more than a decade, there is renewed interest in metabolic syndrome--a clustering of abnormalities that includes obesity, hyperglycemia, high blood pressure, and atherogenic dyslipidemia. This session addresses emerging insights regarding risk, identification, and biomarkers, creative new management strategies, and the surprising cause of this deadly metabolic disruption that now afflicts 1 in 3 Americans.

CE credit: 1.5; Rx credit: 1.5
Learning Objectives:
  • List signs and symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome
  • Discuss the underlying pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance
  • Develop strategies to mitigate the sequela of metabolic syndrome
Wednesday
This session provides information regarding the screening and treatment of adults at risk for fracture based on bone densitometry and their 10-year fracture risk using the FRAX calculation. Pharmacologic therapies will be reviewed, including risks and benefits.
CE credit: 1.5; Rx credit: 1.5
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the diagnosis of osteoporosis, low bone mass and high risk for fracture by the FRAX calculation
  • Discuss current pharmacologic options for fracture prevention
  • Discuss appropriate clinical management with case studies
Wednesday
This case-based session covers the diagnosis of gap and non-gap metabolic acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, and acute and chronic respiratory acidosis and alkalosis. We’ll also discuss an approach to diagnosing the primary disturbance, limits of compensation, and the delta gap. CE Credit: 1.5
Learning Objectives:
  • Provide an approach to determine complex acid-base disorders
  • Discuss the approach to determine primary disturbances, compensation, Anion gap and Delta gap
Wednesday
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Wednesday
In this session, you’ll learn about the best evidence on some of the most commonly used vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements. Find out which products you should warn your patients to avoid, and update your knowledge on the latest information on drug-supplement interactions. CE credit: 1.5; Rx credit: 1.5
Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize indications and therapeutic actions of commonly used herb, mineral, and vitamin therapies.
  • Identify potential problems with the use of commonly prescribed herbal, mineral, and vitamin therapies.
Wednesday
As clinicians, it’s common to see patients on self-imposed gluten-free diets in search of a cure for various symptoms.This session will review the appropriate workup for celiac disease as well as its many manifestations. We’ll also discuss non-celiac gluten sensitivity as well as IBS and how to differentiate them. CE Credit: 1.5
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the varied clinical manifestations of Celiac Disease (Sprue)
  • Define the workup of Celiac Disease especially when a patient is already on a self imposed gluten free diet
  • Recognize the entity of Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
Wednesday

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned practitioner, neurologic disorders are often difficult to spot. Learn how to do a quick yet thorough neurologic exam and how to use that exam to guide your diagnostic imaging and referrals.


CE credit: 1.5; Rx credit: 0


Learning Objectives:
  • Understand components of neurological assessment.
  • Differentiate what diagnostic imaging and laboratory work up is indicated by disorder.
  • Differentiate what diagnostic imaging and laboratory work up is indicated by disorder.

Thursday

In this informative session, you’ll learn about the latest updates to many practice guidelines for clinical situations we encounter commonly. Highlights include updates on proton pump inhibitor use and discontinuation, aspirin’s role in the primary prevention of cardiovascular events, target organ disease-specific recommendations for hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus, management of COPD and asthma
exacerbation, and updated recommendations on the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections. CE Credit: 1.5


Learning Objectives:
  • Describe select updated clinical guidelines
  • Apply the recommendations of select updated clinical guidelines
Thursday
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions. Currently, approximately one-third of the entire US population is considered obese. Learn about the various nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options available for individuals with or at risk for obesity. CE Credit 1.5; Rx Credit 1.5
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the health risks associated with obesity
  • Identify the various behavioral modalities utilized to assist with weight loss
  • Discuss pharmacologic strategies for weight stabilization or loss in the overweight or obese individual
Thursday
Distinguishing the various types of dementia is often difficult. This session provides tools to appropriately screen patients experiencing dementia as well as a discussion of the most effective interventions to improve the care you provide.CE Credit: 1.5; Rx Credit: 0.5
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • List appropriate diagnostic tests to achieve accurate diagnosis
  • Devise interventions that are effective and promote positive communication between staff, family & the older adult
Thursday
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Thursday
Keeping up with new medications, particularly given the recent trend toward direct-to-consumer advertising, is one of the true challenges of primary care. This session focuses on the top new, widely used medications, including their appropriate uses, adverse effects, and drug interactions.

CE credit: 1.5; Rx credit: 1.5
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify 10–20 new medications.
  • Discuss the use, side effects, drug-drug interactions, and benefits of each of the medications.
  • Discuss updates related to labeling, indications, risks associated with various medications.
Thursday
One of the most difficult clinical presentations in healthcare is the management of compulsive disorders that include the skin because many patients are not willing to pursue psychiatric referrals. Manifestations include delusions of parasitosis, prurigo nodularis, notalgia paresthetica, trichotillomania, skin anxiety disorders worsened by established diseases, urticaria, and others. This session presents a general review followed by a discussion of the controversies regarding Morgellons disease. CE Credit: 1.5; Rx Credit: 1.0
Learning Objectives:
  • Become familiar with the more common psychodermatological conditions
  • Identify clinical characteristics and treatment paradigms for psychodermatological conditions
Thursday
This session explores a diagnostic approach to managing patients with proteinuria and hematuria. How and when to order the correct tests will be discussed, along with seeking appropriate consultation. CE Credit: 1.5; Rx Credit 1.0
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify glomerular syndrome
  • Identify appropriate labs, serology
  • Describe supportive therapy first, before immunosuppression
Thursday
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