Program

Conference Brochure

Friday, October 15, 2021

General Session 1
Infectious Diseases in Acute Care 2021

Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
Friday, October 15, 2021: 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

This session provides the most current information to assist nurse practitioners (NPs) update and maintain knowledge in infectious diseases. The latest approaches to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infections will be explored. Relevant pharmacotherapeutic options and controversies in the management of infectious diseases will also be addressed. Challenges, evidence-based national data, and implications of the latest issues in the field are provided to improve clinical practice for all NPs in acute care.

(1.25 contact hours; 0.75 hour of Advanced Pharmacology)

General Session 2
Intriguing Cardiothoracic Surgery Cases:
New Assessment, Diagnostic, and Management Considerations

Megan Shifrin, DNP, ACNP-BC
Friday, October 15, 2021: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

The management of the cardiothoracic surgery patient frequently traverses primary care and cardiology clinics, the emergency department, and multiple acute care and critical care environments. Nurse practitioners practicing in these settings should be aware of key components of care that can dramatically impact cardiothoracic surgery patient outcomes. The purpose of this session is to provide learners with a case-based approach to understanding and implementing new evidence on the initial assessment of potential cardiothoracic surgery patients, the diagnostic approach to common pathologies in this population, and the cutting-edge medical and surgical management.

(1.25 contact hours; 0.5 hour of Advanced Pharmacology; 0.5 hour of Advanced Procedures)

General Session 3
Acute Management and Prevention of COPD

Susan Corbridge, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAA
Friday, October 15, 2021: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting millions of Americans. Although an important cause of morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs worldwide, COPD remains underdiagnosed. This presentation will outline current guidelines and other evidence-based recommendations on the diagnosis of COPD. An overview of the interpretation of pulmonary function testing to enhance diagnostic approach will be reviewed. The most current guidelines on the management of COPD, including management of acute exacerbations, will also be discussed. To enhance your practice, a case-based approach will be used to apply evidence-based recommendations to outline treatment and management recommendations, including a focus on exacerbation prevention.

(1.25 contact hours; 1 hour of Advanced Pharmacology; 0.25 hour of Advanced Procedures)p

General Session 4
Dealing with the Acute Psychiatric/Mentally Ill Patient in Crisis: Call Psych!??

Meredith Ann Holmes, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Friday, October 15, 2021: 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This session covers challenges for the nurse practitioner in caring for the psychiatric/mental health patient in crisis. Assessment, psychopharmacology, and therapeutic interventions for acute care presentations of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, suicide, and personality disorders will be discussed. Complications of psychoactive medications such as EPS and prolonged QT are addressed, along with the impact of mental illness on physical disease. The need for optimal management of these diagnoses to deliver best treatment is explored through case studies and audience participation.

(1.25 contact hours; 0.5 hour of Advanced Pharmacology)

General Session 5
Neuroradiology:
From the ED to the ICU to the Floor and More!

Susan C. Yeager, MS, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FNCS
Friday, October 15, 2021: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hate neuro but need to know it? Had limited exposure to brain imaging in your Advanced Practice Provider programs? If so, then this is the presentation for you. This session beings with an overview of brain radiographic neuroanatomy to provide a foundation for image viewing and interpretation. Simple and advanced imaging techniques, as well as when to order these, will be integrated with case study applications. From emergency department to the floor, this session will provide real life scenarios that will apply to your practice. You won't be a neuroradiologist at the end of this session, but you will leave with a better understanding of when to order the different modalities, and what you are actually seeing after the studies are complete. A must see for all as everyone has a brain.

(1.25 contact hours; 0.5 hour of Advanced Pharmacology; 1.25 hours of Advanced Procedures)

During Breaks
Visit Exhibitors

Friday, October 15, 2021: 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Friday, October 15, 2021: 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m
Friday, October 15, 2021: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Friday, October 15, 2021: 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

General Session 6
Issues, Trends, and Practice Challenges for All NPs in Acute Care

Julie Stanik-Hutt, PhD, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC, CCNS, FAANP, FAAN
Saturday, October 16, 2021: 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Providing effective patient care often involves navigating hurdles and barriers related to scope of practice. This session explores challenges and frustrations related to practicing to one's fullest extent of education and training, including issues involving both legislative impediments and career advancement difficulties. Barriers, such as interdisciplinary collaboration and legal allowances will be addressed. Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education, as well as obstacles with implementation of the Consensus Model will also be discussed. Though many concerns exist, nurse practitioners will gain insight throughout this session to optimize their various practice roles across the continuum of acute care.

(1.25 contact hours; 0.5 hour of Advanced Pharmacology)

General Session 7
Palliative Care: Tapping into the Max in Acute Care

Janet Leahy, MSN, ACNP-BC, ACHPN
Saturday, October 16, 2021: 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

To improve quality of life for both the patient and family, palliative care is a specialized health field to care for patients with a serious illness. Communication skills are key to quality palliative care; however, it can be difficult for patients to share their thoughts and needs. In this session, nurse practitioners (NPs) will learn how to orchestrate thoughtful conversations with patients and their families so that the patient's values and wishes can be communicated and respected. NPs will leave this session with verbal roadmaps and techniques for attending to emotions so that they can feel more confident in providing care that aligns with the patient's priorities.

(1.25 contact hours; 0.5 hour of Advanced Pharmacology)

General Session 8
Pancreatitis in the Acutely Ill: The Latest

Tracy Daum, DNP, AGACNP-BC
Saturday, October 16, 2021: 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Acute pancreatitis, an extensive inflammatory response due to pancreatic cells synthesizing and secreting inflammatory mediators, is the most common gastrointestinal disorder requiring hospitalization. There are multiple etiologies for pancreatitis with the three most prevalent reasons being biliary disease, alcohol use, and idiopathic. This session will dive into the diagnosis and management of the condition, specifically severe pancreatitis. Diagnosis is based on characteristic symptoms (e.g., edema, vascular injury, and cellular death) in conjunction with diagnostic testing. The majority of patients will have self-limiting disease; however, some will develop severe pancreatitis. Nurse practitioners will be updated on the complications of severe pancreatitis including pseudocysts and parenchymal necrosis, as well as the latest treatment options.

(1.25 contact hours; 0.5 hour of Advanced Pharmacology)

General Session 9
Staying on Top of Shock

Lynn Kelso, MSN, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP
Saturday, October 16, 2021: 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

(1.25 contact hours; 0.75 hour of Advanced Pharmacology)

General Session 10
Updates in Emergency Medicine

Nancy Denke, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC
Saturday, October 16, 2021: 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Every minute spent without treatment could reduce the chance of survival of a medical emergency or trauma patient. In this presentation, we will discuss new trends and technologies that can have an impact on emergency medicine. Evidence-based clinical practice information will be presented alongside up-to-date knowledge and skills so that nurse practitioners will leave feeling confident in their ability to provide quality, safe, and equitable health care. Get up-to-speed with the recent evidence and developments in emergency clinical care by attending this session.

(1.25 contact hours; 0.5 hour of Advanced Pharmacology)

General Session 11 - Pharmacology Update
Mary Jane, Boom, Smack, Hop? Street Drugs: The Down and Dirty

Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD
Saturday, October 16, 2021: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(1.0 contact hours; 1.0 hour of Advanced Pharmacology)

General Session 12 - Pharmacology Update
Managing Multidrug Resistant Pathogens (Part 1)

Lawrence Carey, PharmD
Saturday, October 16, 2021: 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(0.5 contact hours; 0.5 hour of Advanced Pharmacology)

During Breaks
Visit Exhibitors

Saturday, October 16, 2021: 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 16, 2021: 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m
Saturday, October 16, 2021: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Saturday, October 16, 2021: 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

General Session 13 - Pharmacology Update
Managing Multidrug Resistant Pathogens (Part 2)

Lawrence Carey, PharmD
Sunday, October 17, 2021: 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

(0.75 contact hours; 0.75 hour of Advanced Pharmacology)

General Session 14 - Pharmacology Update
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Withdrawals in the Hospitalized Patient

Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD
Sunday, October 17, 2021: 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

(1.0 contact hours; 1.0 hour of Advanced Pharmacology)

General Session 15 - Pharmacology Update
Biologics in Acute Care - For What?

Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD
Sunday, October 17, 2021: 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

(0.5 contact hours; 0.5 hour of Advanced Pharmacology)

General Session 16 - Pharmacology Update
Sodium Imbalances in the Hospitalized Patient - What to Do?

Lawrence Carey, PharmD
Sunday, October 17, 2021: 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

(0.75 contact hours; 0.75 hour of Advanced Pharmacology)

General Session 17 - Pharmacology Update
Updates in the Treatment of COVID-19

Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD
Lawrence Carey, PharmD
Sunday, October 17, 2021: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

(0.75 contact hours; 0.75 hour of Advanced Pharmacology)

General Session 18 - Pharmacology Update
Sepsis Update: Pharmacology Implications

Lawrence Carey, PharmD
Sunday, October 17, 2021: 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

(1.0 contact hours; 1.0 hour of Advanced Pharmacology)

Closing Session
Conference Summary, Future Directives, and Evaluations

Thomas W. Barkley, Jr. PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
Sunday, October 17, 2021: 1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

(0.25 contact hours)

During Breaks
Visit Exhibitors

Sunday, October 17, 2021: 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Sunday, October 17, 2021: 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m
Sunday, October 17, 2021: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Welcome & Keynote Address

Welcome and Introduction to the Conference

Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
NPAC Conference Chair
and
President, Barkley & Associates, Inc.

Friday, October 15, 2021: 7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.
(0.33 contact hour)

Opening Keynote Address
Nurse Practitioners Optimizing Outcomes in Acute Settings!

Cindy L. Munro, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FAAAS
Dean and Professor
University of Miami
School of Nursing and Health Studies
Miami, FL


Friday, October 15, 2021: 7:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
(1.17 contact hours; 0.25 hour of Advanced Pharmacology)

Friday, October 15th
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Visit Exhibit Hall
7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.
Exploring the Current State of NP Practice in Acute Care: A National Perspective
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
7:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote Address: Nurse Practitioners Optimizing Outcomes in Acute Settings! Cindy L. Munro, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FAAS
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Break: Visit Exhibit Hall
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Infectious Diseases in Acute Care 2021 Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Intriguing Cardiothoracic Surgery Cases: New Assessment, Diagnostic, and Management Considerations Megan Shifrin, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch: Visit Exhibit Hall
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Acute Management and Prevention of COPD Susan Corbridge, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dealing with the Acute Psychiatric/Mentally Ill Patients in Crisis: Call Psych!?? Meredith Ann Holmes, MSN, PMHNP-BC
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Break: Visit Exhibit Hall
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Neuroradiology: From the ED to the ICU to the Floor and More! Susan C. Yeager, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FNCS
Saturday, October 16th
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Visit Exhibit Hall
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Issues, Trends, and Practice Challenges for All NPs in Acute Care Julie Stanik-Hutt, PhD, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC, CCNS, FAANP, FAAN
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Palliative Care: Tapping into the Max in Acute Care Janet Leahy, MSN, ACNP-BC, ACHPN
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Break: Visit Exhibit Hall
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Pancreatitis in the Acutely Ill: The Latest Tracy Daum, DNP, AGACNP-BC
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Lunch: Visit Exhibit Hall
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Staying on Top of Shock Lynn Kelso, DNP, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Updates in Emergency Medicine Nancy Denke, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAEN
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Break: Visit Exhibit Hall
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mary Jane, Boom, Smack, Hop? Street Drugs: The Down and Dirty Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Managing Multidrug Resistant Pathogens (Part 1)  Lawrence Carey, PharmD
Sunday, October 17th
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Visit Exhibit Hall
7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Managing Multidrug Resistant Pathogens (Part 2) Lawrence Carey, PharmD
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Withdrawal in the Hospitalized Patient Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Break: Visit Exhibit Hall
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Biologics in Acute Care - For What? Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Sodium Imbalances in the Hospitalized Patient: What to Do? Lawrence Carey, PharmD
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Updates in the Treatment of COVID-19 Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD Lawrence Carey, PharmD
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Lunch Break: Visit Exhibit Hall
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Sepsis Update: Pharmacology Implications Lawrence Carey, PharmD
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Conference Summary and Future Directives Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP