Conference Session A: 9:45 - 11:00 am
northeast regional nurse practitioner conference
TO OPIATE OR NOT TO OPIATE: PAIN MANAGEMENT IN 2017*
Andrew Kowal, MD
- Evidence supporting use of opioids for chronic pain.
- Update on therapies for chronic pain.
- Safe prescribing and weaning.
Opioids are an important but often risky tool for the treatment of chronic pain. There is evidence to support of their use but also to support alternative therapies. This session will provide information regarding the treatment of chronic pain as well as approaches to limit overuse and to safely wean and detox these patients as outpatients.
(1.25 Pharmacology Credits)
MALE GU ISSUES*
Jennifer Gaudet-Esenwine, MS, APRN
This session will address the assessment and management of typical male genitourinary issues.
(.25 Pharmacology Credits)
Rachel P. Rosovsky, MD
- DVT/PE management
Review anticoagulation management, update on treatment of DVT/PEs with additional information on impact in cancer patients.
(1 Pharmacology Credit)
PEDIATRIC MOOD DISORDERS*
Elisabeth M. Bailey, DNP, RN/PC, PMHCNS-BC
This session will highlight important diagnostic and clinical features of pediatric mood disorders including Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, as well as providing an overview of evidence-based psychopharmacologic strategies used to treat core symptoms. Target Audience: Pediatric, Family or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
(.75 Pharmacology Credits)
* Approved for Pharmacology Credits