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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Conference Session F: 10:15 - 11:30 am

northeast regional nurse practitioner conference

Session 21

BACK PAIN: WHEN TO REFER
Marianne T. Morrison, APRN-BC, MSN, RNFA,BSHCA

  • Review assessment of the patient presenting with acute back pain.
  • Identify appropriate diagnositic testing for the patient with back pain.
  • Discuss management of the patient with back pain and when referral is indicated.

Back pain is a frequent reason for visits to primary care providers. This session will discuss which patients would benefit from referral to neurology or orthopedics.

 

Session 22

UPDATE ON INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE*
Amy E. Barto, MD

  • Discuss the types of inflammatory bowel disease-review similarities and difference in terms of disease progression and treatment.
  • Present the diagnostic criteria and evaluation of these disorders.
  • Discuss the role of the primary care provider in managing/co-managing patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Inflammatory bowel disease is composed of 2 similar but distinctively different disorders: Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative colitis. The initial presentation may be similar but the progression of disease and treatment modalities are very different. In this session, these disorders will be discussed including history, exam, diagnostic criteria and treatment.

 

Session 23

HEAD AND NECK CANCER*
John R. Clark, MD

  • Learners will be able to identify the most common head and neck cancers
  • Learners will be able to relate significance of HPV and EBV in relation to management of head and neck cancers.

Overview of Head and Neck cancer, diagnosis, treatment, and management.

 

Session 24

FAILURE TO THRIVE IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS
Bonnie Proulx, MS, APRN

  • Review assessment and appropriate diagnostic testing for children who fail meet expected growth.
  • Discuss various causes of failure to thrive.
  • Identify appropriate referrals for children with failure to thrive.

Children may fail to meet their expected gains in height and weight. This session will review the various causes and appropriate referral to gastroenterology or endocrinology.

 

* Approved for Pharmacology Credits