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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Conference Session C: 2:15 - 3:30 pm

northeast regional nurse practitioner conference

Session 9

WOMEN AND CARDIAC DISEASE: UPDATE ON PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OPTIONS*

Holly Buckley, DNP, APRN, WHNP/ANP, NCMP

  • Evaluation and management.

This session will address the evaluation and management of women with heart disease as well as preventative strategies.  
(.5 Pharmacology Credits)

 

Session 10

POLYPHARMACY IN THE OLDER ADULT*

Terry E. Mahan Buttaro, PhD, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, DPNAP

  • Describe the essential elements of safe prescribing for older adults.

Multiple medications, whether prescription or nonprescription, have the potential to interact with each other and cause falls, mental status changes, and other adverse events resulting in emergency room visits and hospitalizations.  The cause of these iatrogenic events in older adults is multifactorial and includes physiologic aging changes, multiple co-morbidities, multiple prescribers, and rational polypharmacy.  This session will address medication management in older adults and describe the essential elements of safe prescribing and management necessary to improve the health and well-being of this patient cohort  and avoid the consequences of polypharmacy.
(1.25 Pharmacology Credits)

 

Session 11

MANAGEMENT OF THE ACUTE STROKE PATIENT*

Eric H. Grover, MD

  • Stroke, including management/treatment and prevention.

This session will focus on the assessment and management of the stroke patient in the acute care setting. 
(1 Pharmacology Credit)

 

Session 12

CARING FOR PEDIATRIC TRANSGENDER PATIENTS*

Sarah Pilcher, MSN, RN, CPNP

Discuss the medical and mental health aspects of caring for transgender youth.
Target audience: Primary care providers, special interest in caring for transgender youth.
(.5 Pharmacology Credits)

* Approved for Pharmacology Credits