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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Conference Session E: 8:45 - 10:00 am

northeast regional nurse practitioner conference

*Seminar 21

MANAGING HEADACHES
Maureen C. Hughes, MD

  • Analyze the assessment of headaches.
  • Discuss the classification of headaches.
  • Explain the clinical management of headaches.

*Seminar 22

MANAGEMENT OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
Susan D'Anna, MSN, NP

  • Interpret the symptoms and clinical consequences of atrial fibrillation.
  • Explain the pharmacological management of atrial fibrillation including medications for rate control, rhythm control and anticoagulation.

*Seminar 23

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF PULMONARY EMBOLI #
Louise Meyer, ARNP

  • Provide an overview of venous thromboembolism (VTE) including prevalence, risk factors and pathophysiology.
  • Explain prophylaxis for VTE.
  • Discuss the management of VTE including the latest Chest Guidelines, newer approaches and antithrombotic agents.
  • Consider what the future may hold regarding VTE.

# Please note this is a change from what is printed in the conference brochure.

*Seminar 24

PEDIATRIC GERD
Bonnie Proulx, MS, APRN

  • Review normal vs. abnormal physiology between GER and GERD.
  • Discuss the underlying pathology of GERD in babies and children.
  • Review treatment options for GER and GERD in babies and children.

Seminar 25

BUSINESS ISSUES FOR NURSE PRACTITIONERS IN THE NEW HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Mary Bidgood-Wilson, APRN, CMN

  • Analyze the essentials of the ACA with 2014 updates.
  • Critique the NP’s position in the ACO and define Shared Savings.
  • Evaluate individual and group NPI numbers and identify issues with reporting statistics.
  • Explain the 2014 Insurance Marketplace and Define Team Based Care.

* Eligible for pharmacology contact hours