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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Pre-Conference Session B: 3:00 - 5:15 pm

northeast regional nurse practitioner conference

Workshop 4 

Pascal Ferzli, MD, MSc, FAAD

  • Discuss the rationale for selection of the appropriate surgical techniques for a skin biopsy including proper use of anesthetic.
  • Discuss the correct use of Cryotherapy in Dermatology.
  • Review the tools and techniques involved with I&D (incision and drainage), shave biopsies, punch biopsies, simple excisions and excisions with intermediate repair.
  • Review special considerations in dermatologic surgery management including postop care and potential complications.

In this workshop session, the speaker will discuss rational for treatment and demonstrate a variety of dermatologic procedures that can be performed in the primary care office. This will include: skin biopsy (excisional, punch and shave), cryotherapy and incision and drainage, . There will be an opportunity for audience participation to improve the learning experience.


Workshop 5

Rebecca Sevigny, BSN, RN, CCRN

  • Apply basic EKG skills to advanced EKG interpretation 
  • Describe EKG changes as they relate to specific cardiac conditions including acute MI, bundle branch clock, and hypertrophy 

The advanced EKG workshop will build upon the skills learned in the previous workshop. The EKG findings and changes related to specific cardiac disorders will be described including acute MI, Bundle Branch Block, Hypertrophy and others. Attendance at the basic workshop is not required however, an understanding of basic EKG evaluation will be expected and will not be repeated in this session. 


Workshop 6

Douglas Moran, MD

  • Discuss the anatomy of the knee and shoulder.
  • Discuss common injuries to the knee and shoulder including typical presentation and mechanism of injury.
  • Demonstrate and allow for audience participation in the examination of the shoulder and knee and discuss appropriate use of imaging.
  • Discuss operative and non-operative approaches for the management of these injuries.

Knowledge of the anatomy and common injuries of the knee and shoulder will be discussed in this interactive session. Learning proper exam techniques and eliciting a relevant history will allow the participant to properly evaluate the patient with knee/shoulder complaints. Interpretation of abnormal exam findings will then be discussed to guide selection of imaging and/or referral.