Conference Session E: 8:45 - 10:00 am
northeast regional nurse practitioner conference
WHAT TO DO WHEN COMPLICATIONS ARISE: TREATING ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN PRIMARY CARE*
Jennifer Ganem, APRN
- Review assessment management of anxiety and depressive symptoms in the primary care setting.
- Discuss complications that can arise as well as options for treatment resistant anxiety and depression.
Anxiety and depression are commonly treated in primary care. This session will focus on managment when treatment strategies are not working.
URINARY INCONTINENCE: EVALUATION AND TREATMENT*
Veronica Triaca, MD
- Review the evaluation of the urinary incontinent patient.
- Discuss current treatment options for urinary incontinence.
- Discuss the role of the advanced provider in caring for the patient with bladder dysfunction.
Urinary incontinence is not solely a disorder of elderly women and it is often not reported by patients unless they are specifically asked. In this session, we will be discussing the evaluation and treatment options for the patient with urinary incontinence.
MANAGEMENT OF SYNCOPE IN THE ACUTE CARE SETTING
Maureen Hughes, MD
- Describe the assessment of syncope.
- Identify appropriate testing and lab studies.
- Discuss the management in the acute care setting.
Patients will present to the hospital/Emergency Room with acute syncope. This session will review the assessment and management of syncope in the acute care setting.
PEDIATRIC EAR, NOSE, AND THROAT DISORDERS FOR PRIMARY CARE*
Ashok Reddy, MD
- Discuss the anatomy and physiology of children of varying ages that predispose them to ENT disorders.
- Discuss treatment by the PCP for common disorders seen in every day practice.
- Identify when to refer to a specialist based on poor response to standard treatment or unclear/unusual diagnosis.
Providers caring for children commonly see patients with ear, nose and throat complaints. Disorders as common as otitis media and sinusitis and pharyngitis are part of our daily routine. There are other, less common disorders, that need to be identified and treated. In this session, there will be a discussion of common and less common pediatric ENT disorders.
* Approved for Pharmacology Credits