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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Conference Session H: 2:45 - 4:00 pm

northeast regional nurse practitioner conference


Session 29

CARE OF PATIENTS WITH OPIOID USE DISORDERS*

Molly Rossignol, MD

  • Present the use of suboxone and purproprion for treatment of opioid addiction
  • Discuss rationale for these meds and requirements for prescribing

This session will provide an introduction to the care of patients with Opioid Use Disorders and describe the physiology involved as well as discuss the indications for medications used in treatment. The speaker will discuss strategies for trouble-shooting challenging situations in the care of these patients. (1.25 Pharmacology Credits)

 

Session 30

VALVULAR HEART DISEASE

Matthew W. Parker, MD, FACC

The talk will be about Valvular Heart Disease in the Community Setting. Aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation are the most common valvular heart diseases in the US population and may be under-diagnosed or under-treated in the elderly. This session will review symptoms and progression of valvular heart disease, with case examples including imaging. Finally, will discuss recent advances in treatment including catheter-based (non-surgical) interventions.   

 

Session 31

INPATIENT ANTIBIOTICS*

Amy Brooks, Pharm-D

The judicious use of antibiotics to decrease resistance is a serious problem facing healthcare. At the same time, hospitals are seeing increasing numbers of critically ill patients who are infected with resistant organisms. In this session, we will be discussing common infections seen in the inpatient population, and discuss appropriate first-line and alternative treatments to treat these patients to improve outcomes and limit adverse reactions and antibiotic resistance. (1.25 Pharmacology Credits)

 

Session 32

TEENAGERS!! WHAT ARE THEY THINKING??!! UNDERSTANDING THE TEENAGE BRAIN

Darlene Vittori-Marsell, MS, APRN, PNP

In this session, we will uncover the mystery of the teenage brain! We will examine how the brain develops through tweens, teens and young adulthood as well as the science behind why they do what they do, think what they think (or not think) and explore the world with invincibility.  We will also discuss valuable tips for parents, teachers and health care providers working with and raising these unique yet amazing individuals

 

* Approved for Pharmacology Credits