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Eastern Regional
Nurse Practitioner &
Physician Assistant
February 3, 2015
Registration 8:30 am
Program 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edwin W. Monroe AHEC Conference Center
2000 Venture Tower Drive
Greenville, North Carolina
Jointly Provided by
Eastern AHEC, Department of Nursing Education and Vidant Medical Center
About the Workshop
This symposium is specifically designed to meet the educational needs of nurse
practitioners and physician assistants in clinical practice. The content will explore
common health conditions found in adult patients and enable the learner to utilize
this information to plan evidence based management.
Who should attend
Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants working with adult patients.
Emergency Triage: To Treat or Transfer • Recognize high risk patient complaints •
Describe levels of care facilities available • Discuss communication strategies for the patient,
provider and receiving family
Palliative Care Across the Disease Trajectory • Identify the meaning and scope of palliative
care • Review the potential for palliative care to transform how we care for persons with
chronic disease • Identify the potential impact of palliative care on the current healthcare
A New Paradigm in the Evaluation of and Treatment of Patients with HVC • Discuss
the pathophysiology of viral hepatitis • Describe the diagnostic work up of patients presenting
with abnormal liver function tests and jaundice • List the new therapies in the treatment of
Hepatitis C • Discuss why testing and treatment of HCV is becoming so vitally important in
Update on Antimicrobial Therapy • Discuss the antimicrobial agents used for the treatment
of common disease states • Examine the antimicrobial agents that have been approved in the
past 2 years
Clinical Considerations with New Oral Anticoagulants • Explain the role of new oral
anticoagulants (apixaban, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban) in the treatment of thromboembolism
and atrial fibrillation • Identify contraindications and limitations to the use of new oral
anticoagulants • Describe perioperative considerations in the use of new oral anticoagulants
Patient Portals and Implications for Advanced Practice Providers • Review most
common patient portal features • Discuss implications related to quality and safety • Identify
opportunities to engage patients and providers utilizing portal technology
Planning Committee
Claudia Daly, MD
Vidant Medical Center
Cheryl Duke, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Vidant Medical Center
Bart Guin, MSN, FNP-BC
Vidant Medical Center
Tammy Goda, DNP, ANP-BC
East Carolina Heart Institute
Susan Redding, MSN, FNP-BC
Vidant Medical Center
Kelly Brillant, MPH, PA-C
Vidant Medical Group, Washington, NC
Kathey Rumley, Pharm D
Vidant Medical Center
April Quidley, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM
Vidant Medical Center
Debra Thompson, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE,
Vidant Medical Center
Susan Freeman, MSN, FNP-BC
Vidant Medical Center
Sharona Johnson, MSN, FNP-BC
Vidant Medical Center
Paula Josey, MSN, RN
Eastern AHEC
Donna Moses, MSN, RN
Vidant Medical Center, Center for Learning
and Performance
Mary Printz, MSN, FNP-BC
Vidant Medical Center
Patricia Rice, MS, PA-C
Vidant Medical Center
Helene Reilly, MSN, FNP-BC
East Carolina Heart Institute
8:30 am
Welcome and Disclosures
Emergency Triage: To Treat or Transfer
Claudia Daly, MD and Bart Guin, MSN, FNP-BC
Palliative Care Across the Disease Trajectory
Susan Redding, MSN, FNP-BC
A New Paradigm in the Evaluation of and Treatment of
Patients with HVC
Kelly Brillant, MPH, PA-C
Update on Antimicrobial Therapy
Kathey Rumley, Pharm D
Clinical Considerations with New Oral Anticoagulants
April Quidley, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM
Patient Portals and Implications for APPs
Debra Thompson, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE, PCMH CCE
Nurse Practitioners (CNE): This program is for 5.75 CNE contact hours.
Eastern AHEC Department of Nursing Education is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by
the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers
Commission on Accreditation.
Physician Assistants (CME): This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to
request 5.75 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Total number
of approved credits yet to be determined.
Participants must attend the entire program in order to earn contact hour credit. No partial credit will be
awarded. Verification of participation will be noted by check-in at the start of the program and an initial-out at
the conclusion of the program. Certificates will be awarded after the participant completes the evaluation.
Registration Information
Fee: Postmarked prior to 1-27-15....................$75
Postmarked after 1-27-15.............................$90
Pre-registration is required to assure space in this program. Space is limited and early
registration is recommended. The fee for registrations received prior to January 27, 2015 is $75.00 and
includes supplies, breaks, lunch and credit. Registration fee after January 27, 2015 is $90.00. No refunds can
be given after this date, but substitutions are welcome. Please return your registration form along with payment
to Eastern AHEC.
On-line registration is available at . If you register, do not attend, and do not cancel by the
deadline date, you or your agency will be billed for the full amount of the registration fee. For further
information contact Eastern AHEC at 252-744-5211.
Participants who pay with a credit card may fax their completed registration form to (252) 744-5229. Those
choosing to pay with a check (made payable to Eastern AHEC) should mail the completed registration form and
check to: Eastern AHEC • Attn: Registration, PO Box 7224, Greenville, NC 27835-7224
Handouts will be available online only. A link to the location on our website where you can view or print the
handouts will be sent with your confirmation email one week before the program. Please make sure that we
have an email address where your confirmation and link to the handouts should be sent.
Individuals requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), should
contact the Department for Disability Support Services at least 48 hours prior to the event at (252)
737-1016 (V or TTY).
It is not always possible to maintain an environmental temperature that is comfortable for
everyone. Please bring a sweater or lightweight jacket.
This project is supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration
(HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number #UB4HP19053, Carolina Geriatric Education
Center. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or
policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government.
The UNC Center for Aging and Health, Carolina Geriatric Education Center also provided support for this activity.
Eastern Regional Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant Clinical Update 2015
February 3, 2015
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