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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Conference Session A: 10:00 - 11:15 am

northeast regional nurse practitioner conference

Session 1

BENIGN BREAST CONDITIONS: EVALUATION, TREATMENT AND WHEN TO REFER*
Lisa B. McCabe, MSN, APRN

  • Discuss current breast cancer screening recommendations based on individual risk.
  • Describe the current breast imaging that is available and indications for each modality.
  • Describe the American College of Radiology (ACR) categorization for breast imaging.
  • Outline common benign breast conditions to include evaluation, treatment and when to refer.

Recommendations for the breast disease screening is in a state of flux. In this session, the screening recommendations including imaging modalities and disease categorizations will be presented. There will be a discussion of malignant and benign breast conditions to include evaluation, treatment and rationale for referral.

 

Session 2

UPDATES IN WOUND MANAGEMENT
Lisa M. Arello, MS, NP

  • Contrast differences of acute and chronic wounds.
  • Identify wound treatment modalities appropriate for type of wound.

This session will include an overview of the physiology of acute wounds and the pathophysiology of chronic wound healing. Modern and traditional wound treatment modalities will be discussed.

 

Session 3

CURRENT STRATEGIES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES
Alice Gervasini, PhD, RN

  • Describe the pathophysiology of the brain's response to minor and moderate levels of severity.
  • List the current recommendations for managing patients with minor to moderate TBI.
  • List the current recommendations for diagnostic tests for patients with minor to moderate TBI.

The session will review the mechanism of injury and patterns of trauma that result in minor to moderate traumatic brain nijury. Recommendations for assessment strategies, diagnostic work-up and plan of care for this patient population will be discussed.

 

Session 4

BIRTH CONTROL IN THE 21ST CENTURY*
Cynthia deSteuben, CNM, APRN, MSN

  • Increase knowledge about the available methods of contraception, including efficacy, safety and non-contraceptive benefits.
  • Assess women who are having side effects or potential complications related to contraceptive use.
  • Utilize the US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use to counsel women about their contraceptive choices.

This session will focus on the latest innovations in birth control and making appropriate decisions in prescribing birth control.

 

* Approved for Pharmacology Credits