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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Conference Session H: 3:00 - 4:15 pm

northeast regional nurse practitioner conference

Session 29

PALLIATIVE CARE
Susan DeSanto-Madeya, PhD, RN, CNS

  • Describe the philosophy and principles of palliative and end-of-life care.
  • Describe the physical, psychological, social and spiritual issues of individuals and families living with serious and life-limiting illnesses.
  • Identify opportunities to incorporate palliative care into your advanced nursing practice setting to meet the physical, psycho-social, and spiritual needs of individuals and families living with serious illness.

Palliative care is a philosophy of care that uses a multidisciplinary approach to identify, assess, and treat the physical, psycho-social, spiritual distress for individuals and families living with serious and life threatening illnesses.  The goal of palliative care is to provide improve quality of life for individuals and families through the prevention and relief of suffering.  This session will provide an overview of the philosophy and principles of palliative care and discuss ways to incorporate palliative care into your advanced nursing practice.

 

Session 30

CAROTID REVASCULARIZATION: WHO, WHEN AND HOW
James DeVries, MD

  • Describe symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery disease.
  • Review the research related to revascularization.
  • Explain which procedure is indicate depending on the specific patient evaluation.

During this session, we will review carotid artery disease with a focus on revascularization. Current research and guidelines regarding who to revascularize, when intervention is indicated and which option is best for which patient will be summarized.

 

Session 31

THE OXYGEN GOES IN... AND WHAT TO DO WHEN IT DOESN'T*
Norman Gagnon, RRT, RCP

  • Understand oxygenation, assessment of hypoxemia, and refractory hypoxemia.
  • Describe the various basic and advanced oxygen delivery systems, including non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilation strategies.
  • Explain management of hypoxemia, and hypoxemic respiratory failure.

Many acutely ill patients suffer from compromised oxygenation and may require advanced therapeutic interventions , including mechanical ventilation. This lecture will review oxygen physiology basics, assessment of oxygen needs, oxygen delivery options, and ventilator management as they pertain to the hospitalized patient.

 

Session 32

MANAGEMENT OF THE PRETERM INFANT IN PRIMARY CARE
Dorothy Mullaney, DNP, APRN

  • Review medical needs of the preterm infant after discharge from the NICU.
  • Discuss medical and developmental needs for the preterm infant.
  • Identify community resources for the family of the preterm infant.

This session will discuss the management of the preterm infant in the primary care practice. The medical and developmental needs of the infant will be discussed.  

 

* Approved for Pharmacology Credits