Conference Session B: 11:30 - 12:45 pm
northeast regional nurse practitioner conference
LIPID MANAGEMENT: REDUCE THE NUMBERS AND REDUCE THE RISK
Carolyn Finocchiaro, APRN-BC
Heart disease claims nearly 500,000 lives each year, and is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. Risk factors include elevated lipids, diabetes, hypertension and obesity. In this session, we will discuss current lipid guidelines for various populations and strategies for meeting lipid goals. Medications, dietary modification and lifestyle changes will be reviewed in a comprehensive management approach to reduce cardiovascular risk.
BARRETT’S ESOPHAGUS AND ESOPHAGEAL CANCER
Richard Rothstein, MD
Caused by chronic esophageal reflux, the most serious complication of Barrett’s esophagus is the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Having Barrett’s increases cancer risk by 40-fold. In this session, there will be a discussion of the pathophysiology, risk modification and best practice for screening and management.
MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT
Stephanie Ennis, NP
This session will provide a basic overview of devices used for mechanical circulatory support including short-term devices, ECMO, and long-term ventricular assist devices used in bridge to transplant and destination therapy.
AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER
Evie Stacy, MS, APRN
This session will focus on the early identification and management of children on the Autism Spectrum. The DSM V criteria will be reviewed.
WOMEN’S CARE DURING THE MENOPAUSE
Holly Buckley, MSN, APRN
Over the next decade more than 64 million US women will have reached the age of menopause. Estrogen decline is associated with a number of physiological changes. In this session, NPs will learn the current best practices for addressing estrogen related changes of mid life women including evidence based diagnostic and preventative measures for this growing population.
* Eligible for pharmacology contact hours