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Conference 2019 | Advanced Practice in Primary and Acute Care | Saturday AM and PM Workshops

Seattle, WA US
October 26, 2019

This is Day 3 of the Advanced Practice in Primary and Acute Care conference. 

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Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 6.00 Contact hours
  • 3.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Event starts: 
10/26/2019 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
10/26/2019 - 3:45pm

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Please be aware that sessions may change slightly as the event date approaches. 

Saturday Morning Workshops (8:30-11:45 am)

AM1: Fundamentals of12-Lead ECG: Part 1 
Suzy Meader
This workshop presents the fundamentals of dissecting the 12-lead ECG. Focus is on changes in various waves and segments that identify axis, atrial and ventricular hypertrophy and bundle branch blocks. Content includes patterns of ischemia, injury and infarction, strips of WPW, pericarditis, hyperkalemia and long QT interval. A systematic approach to analyzing a 12-lead ECG with practice strips is used. Prerequisite: Learner must have SOLID basic skills in reading ECGs. May be taken alone or in sequence with PM1.

AM2: Uterine Blocks, Biopsies and IUDs: What's a Cervix to Do? (Rx=3.00)
Robert Smithing, Bethany Rolfe Witham, Madeline Wiley, Christine Hoyle, Nancy Lawton, Tara Cardinal
Participants learn correct methods for administering a cervical block, inserting the five currently available IUDs (Paragard, Liletta, Mirena, Kyleena and Skyla) and matching the most appropriate IUD to patient needs. In addition, instructors discuss the use of a tenaculum, os dilators, sounds and endometrial samplers to do a gentle insertion. This workshop uses a combination of images, video, lecture and practice on synthetic models. Limit: 40.

AM3: Identifying Patients at High Risk for Breast Cancer (CANCELLED)
Erin Chaney

AM4: Evaluation and Management of Orthopedic Issues in the Shoulder, Knee and Ankle (Rx=3.00)
Jennifer Carrol
Taking a great history is paramount in any patient interaction. In this hands-on, musculoskeletal workshop, we'll delve into how the mechanism of injury offers up substantial clues that guide your examination. Participants will learn and practice the physical examination skills necessary to effectively evaluate patients presenting with MSK complaints involving the shoulder, knee and ankle. You will learn to apply joint specific special tests to augment your exam to enhance the accuracy of your diagnosis and treatment plan. Further, the speaker will cover 'not to be missed' red flag signs and review when imaging is necessary or augmentative. Dress comfortably for class participation.

AM5: Diabetes: Up-to-Date Pharmacotherapeutic Management Strategies with Emphasis on Non-Insulin Therapies (Rx=3.00)
Jamie Haraden
With 100 million U.S. adults now living with diabetes or prediabetes, having the fluency to understand who you are seeing and how best to help them manage their disease burden will have a lasting and positive impact. This workshop will review the accuracy of the diagnosis - making sure you do not miss adult onset type one diabetes. Heavy emphasis will be on understanding the medical management strategies available. We'll look at new evidence that supports the choice of one medication over another; how to titrate and follow patients' toward goal; second best choices due to financial constraints or barriers; (if time) starting insulin. Method of instructions will include case studies. Bring a patient case to discuss. Include age, gender, med list, last labs (HGB A1c, creat/GFR, microalbumin), problem list and med history list.

Saturday Afternoon Workshops (12:30-3:45 pm)

PM1: Fundamentals of 12-Lead ECG: Part II
Suzy Meader
This workshop builds on fundamentals learned in the morning workshop, AM1, and provides in-depth focus on typical ECG changes seen in myocardial ischemia, injury and infarction. Content includes timing, location, coronary artery involvement and potential complications, patterns that mimic ECG changes, practice strips and case studies. Prerequisite: Learner must have SOLID skills in reading basic ECGs or be taking this workshop in sequence with AM1.

PM2: Dermatology: Developing Confidence and Competence in Primary Care
Megan Landis & Michelle Draper
This workshop provides attendees with an opportunity to consider dermatology responsibilities in primary care. We will review components of annual skin exams, discuss strategies for distinguishing benign versus worrisome lesions, review common skin cancers and discuss how to problem solve common rashes. Recommendations for when and how to biopsy lesions and rashes will be discussed as well as common pitfalls in diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions. Attendees may want to wear short sleeves and shorts to practice skin evaluation on each other. Bring your cases, and questions as we work together to problem solve strategies for managing dermatology conditions. Fun, interactive and informative.

PM3: Ultrasound Guided Knee and Shoulder Joint Injections
Brian Liem
Ultrasound is becoming an important examination tool for clinicians. It is less expensive, does not require extensive prior authorizations and is sensitive enough to use in diagnosing common joint conditions. In this workshop we will not only discuss the use of ultrasound technology for diagnosing common shoulder and knee conditions, but also have the opportunity to utilize ultrasound to identify structures in the shoulder and knee. Further techniques for therapeutic injections will be discussed and demonstrated. This is an interactive workshop. Please dress comfortably. Limit: 20

PM4: Dementia: Updates and Enhancing Care
Christina Coulter
Following participation in this workshop you will be able to identify and assess cognitive impairment in primary care patients, formulate a comprehensive treatment plan specific to the patient with cognitive impairment and the caregiver’s needs, as well as integrate an evidence based non-pharmacologic intervention into a long term management plan for your patients with Dementia. Wear comfortable clothing for exercise program. 

PM5: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs): The Latest in Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Management (Rx=3.00)
Christine Johnson, Chase Cannon, Hillary Liss
This workshop takes an in-depth look at the most recent, evidence based advancements in epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of viral and bacterial STDs, and will be provided by faculty from the University of Washington's STD Prevention Training Center, a member of the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC). The NNPTC is a CDC-funded group of training centers providing health professionals with a spectrum of state-of-the-art educational opportunities including experiential learning with an emphasis on STD treatment and prevention. 
Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101-2310
United States

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Available Credit

  • 6.00 Contact hours
  • 3.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
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