Conference Session H: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
northeast regional nurse practitioner conference
UPDATE ON MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Ann Cabot, DO
Early diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis can lead to improved quality of life for patients. This can only occur with primary care providers having knowledge of the early signs and symptoms. In this session, the speaker will discuss the pathophysiology of MS, diagnosis and evaluation as well as treatment options. Treatments including pharmaceuticals, physical therapy and the importance of lifestyle adaptations will be presented.
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION: UPDATE 2013
Shawn Gregory, MD, MMSc
This lecture will provide an overview of the diagnosis and management of hypertension with updates for 2013.
INPATIENT DIABETES MANAGEMENT: THE BASICS FOR BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL IN THE HOSPITAL AND SAFE DISCHARGE COORDINATION OF CARE
Thao O’Connor, FNP, CDE
This session will review inpatient diabetes service, how the NP fills gaps in care, inpatient challenges and management, and transition of care to outpatient providers.
CARDIAC ASSESSMENT OF THE YOUNG ATHLETE
Naomi Gauthier, MD
This session will discuss the cardiac assessment of children and adolescents for participation in sports. Guidelines for cardiology referrals will be reviewed
* Eligible for pharmacology contact hours