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.
CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY - CONCEPTS AND CONCERNS*
Thomas Hatem, RPh
- Review cardiovascular medication classes by mechanism of action and indications.
- Present a profile of adverse drug reactions, drug interactions and special considerations for CV medications.
Cardiovascular medications are amongst the most commonly used in every aspect of adult care. It is essential that Nurse Practitioners have a solid understanding of these medications, including classes, uses, side effects and special considerations. This session will provide a thorough review and update on cardiac medications.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER*
Sarah J. Spence, MD, PhD
This session will discuss the epidemiology of autism spectrum disorder as well as how to diagnose the disorder using the DSM5 criteria. There will be a discussion about the common myths, heterogeneity of the condition, etiological theories, comorbities, and treatment including both pharmacologic and complementary and alternative therapies. The session will also highlight when to refer a child to a specialist.
- Discuss the changes to the new diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder in DMS 5
- Understand the medical co-morbidities in individuals with ASD
- Explain various treatment options for individuals with ASD
* Approved for Pharmacology Credits