Conference Session G: 1:00 - 2:15 PM
northeast regional nurse practitioner conference
TAKING THE CONFUSION OUT OF TYPE 2 DIABETES: SIMPLIFYING EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OPTIONS
Nancy J. Wei, MD
With many treatment options for type 2 diabetes, choosing between them can be confusing for the NP. Yet with some simple, basic strategies, treatment can be tailored to each patient and their needs. From motivation and lifestyle changes to medication management, this presentation will help you to be more effective in working with your patients with type 2 diabetes to achieve glycemic control.
Kathryn Hall, MS, ANP-BC
This session will provide the clinician with information to differentiate among various types of headaches, including migraine vs. others. Diagnosis, treatment management, and prevention approaches will be reviewed.
PRIMARY CARE MANAGEMENT OF THE POST-BARIATRIC SURGERY PATIENT
Maureen Quigley, APRN-BC, FNP
Bariatric surgery is now recognized as an important management tool for the obese patient to control weight, reduce co-morbidities and improve quality of life. In this session, we will be discussing patient selection, types of surgical techniques and the long, as well as short term implications of these procedures.
Maryanne Lewis, RN, MS, PNP-BC
This session will reveal the scope of the childhood obesity problem. Contributing factors include genetics, poor dietary choices, lack of physical activity, psychosocial factors, societal factors- including food desserts, advertising of unhealthy foods & sugar sweetened beverages. This session will discuss the role of obesity mangement in primary care, including co-morbidities caused by obesity and the OWL approach to managing obesity.
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF URINARY INCONTINENCE
Veronica Triaca, MD
Urinary incontinence is an embarrassing and costly problem that affects millions of women. It is manageable, treatable and in many cases curable. There are interventions that can be implemented in the primary care office and those that can be offered by urology and pelvic health specialists. In this session, we will explore this condition and address how best to treat these patients.
* Eligible for pharmacology contact hours