Conference Session D: 4:15 - 5:30 pm
northeast regional nurse practitioner conference
UNDERSTANDING ANTICOAGULATION AND ANTITHROMBOTIC THERAPY*
Snehal Bhatt, Pharm D., BCPS
- Review diseases requiring anticoagulations or antithrombotics.
- Explain the various categories of medication choices with a focus on the pharmacological variations.
Anticoagulation and antithrombotic therapy has becoming increasingly common while the number of medication options has also increased. This session will review specific conditions the Advanced Provider may treat. We will then review medication options with a focus on the right medication for the right patient.
UPDATE ON MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS FOR THE PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER*
Ann Cabot, DO
- Identify common presenting symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.
- Understand therapeutic options.
- Discuss options for symptom management.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressive autoimmune disorder that wears away at the myelin sheath that protects nerve cells. Depending on the nerves affected, the initial symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis are variable and generally brought to the attention of the primary care provider. In this session, there will be a discussion of the common presenting symptoms, testing and diagnostic criteria. Therapeutic options and approaches for symptom management will be presented.
Sarah J. Spence, MD, PhD
* Approved for Pharmacology Credits