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May 18-21, 2005 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando, FL

www.ncnpconference.com

Sponsored by

Publisher of The Nurse Practitioner journal

Dear Colleague,

I'm excited to announce the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners and cordially invite you to join us for this dynamic event. The conference is sponsored by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, publisher of The Nurse Practitioner journal. We'll kick off the meeting with afternoon breakout sessions and an evening Keynote Address presented by Tom Bartol, NP, CDE, Richmond Area Health Center, Adjunct Faculty, Husson College, Manchester, Maine on the topic of Health Care Reform: Change Through Practice, Not Politics! followed by an early evening reception with exhibitors. Count on hearing some outstanding speakers! Our top-rated faculty brings you topics especially for nurse practitioners with a strong focus in adult and family practice. We'll also cover a broader range of practical specialty topics including everything from pediatrics to geriatrics, business and legal issues, mental health, women's health, and more. Be sure to register for the afternoon hands-on workshops--a big reason why many of you choose this conference over the many others available to NPs. We welcome both students as well as established clinicians who want to advance their knowledge and earn CE and pharmacology credit. New and notable this year...is the FHEA Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam and Practice Preparation Course, the nation's leading review course. More than 35,000 nurse practitioners have used this course to successfully achieve certification. If you're an NP who is graduating soon, changing your practice focus, considering certification, or getting ready for a clinical rotation, this course is for you! We're offering the prep course for those of you seeking either ANP, FNP, or GNP certification. Read further in this brochure for more detailed information and pricing. The National Conference for Nurse Practitioners will help you improve patient care, broaden your horizons, reach new heights in career satisfaction, relax a little in sunny Florida, and most of all, recognize the magnitude of your own potential. Whether you travel with associates or on your own, you'll be embarking on a mission to learn, strategize, and reignite your passion for nursing. Looking forward to seeing you in Florida, Sincerely,

National Conference for NURSE PRACTITIONERS

Planning Panel

Margaret A. Fitzgerald MS, APRN,BC, NP-C, FAANP

NCNP 2005 Conference Chairperson President, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc. N. Andover, MA Family Nurse Practitioner, Greater Lawrence (MA) Family Health Center Adjunct Faculty, GLFHC Family Practice Residency Lawrence, MA

Karen McPherson, MS, CMSRN, APRN,BC, CRNP

Director of Continuing Education & Conferences Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Ambler, PA

Jamesetta A. Newland, PhD, APRN,BC, FNP

Director of Primary Health Care Associates Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing Pleasantville, NY

Anne Woods, RN, CRNP, APRN, BC, MSN

Clinical Director, Journals Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Ambler, PA; Nurse Practitioner, Chandler Wellness Center, Newtown, PA; Adjunct Faculty, Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA

Christy M. Yates, MS, APRN,BC, NP-C, RNC

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, MS, APRN,BC, NP-C, FAANP

NCNP 2005 Conference Chairperson President, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc. N. Andover, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, Greater Lawrence (MA) Family Health Center; Adjunct Faculty, GLFHC Family Practice Residency, Lawrence, MA

Family Nurse Practitioner Family Allergy and Asthma; Louisville Internal Medicine Louisville, KY

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Continuing Education Provider Information

National Conference for NURSE PRACTITIONERS

Call for Posters

Program Goals and Objectives

The purpose of the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners is to offer interactive tutorials, presentations, and practical workshops that promote clinical excellence and improve the quality of care that nurse practitioners provide. By attending the NCNP and participating in the educational sessions, you'll be able to: 1. Consult with experts in primary care and clinical subspecialties. 2. Discuss issues related to family, adult, pediatric, geriatric, women's health, legal, mental health, and acute care practice specialties. 3. Develop your assessment and clinical management skills in hands-on workshops. 4. Evaluate current and new treatment methods and pharmacologic therapies. 5. Identify issues that affect advanced practice, including reimbursement, malpractice, credentialing, starting your own practice, and using the latest computer technology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, the publisher of The Nurse Practitioner journal, is accredited as a provider of continuing education (CE) in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA) and by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN 00012278). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of nursing continuing education in Alabama, California, Florida, and Iowa and holds the following provider numbers: AL #ABNP0114, CA #CEP11749, FL #FBN2454, IA #75. This conference is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP11749), and will award up to 25.2 contact hours (Texas Type 1). Your Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' issued CE contact hours are valid wherever you reside. Any commercial product presented or displayed within the educational activity is not indicative of endorsement or approval by NCNP/LWW.

Topics

Poster submissions should contain subject matter of interest to nurse practitioners in all specialty areas and practice settings. This includes family, adult, pediatric, geriatric, women's health, legal, mental health, and acute care practice specialties.

Proposal Guidelines

Poster Proposal Format Requirements · Submit your abstract via e-mail to [email protected] in a Microsoft Word format. · Abstract (250-word limit includes abstract only)--statement of the problem, rationale, methodology, results, and conclusion. (When presenting a product, use the generic name.) · 2-3 objectives (what reader will learn after viewing your abstract) · Recent references (dated from 1999 to 2005 unless it is a "landmark study.")

Include a cover sheet with the following information:

· Poster title · Author/presenter name(s), address, and phone number. Please indicate the primary contact person. (We will contact that person only.) · Institution represented

Submit to

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins c/o Karyn Cousart 323 Norristown Road, Suite 200 Ambler, PA 19002 Phone: 1 (800) 346-7844, ext. 7750 Fax: 1 (215) 646-2280 E-mail: [email protected]

Pharmacology Credit

There are many sessions with significant pharmacology content, and the session contact hours can also be applied to pharmacology credit requirements. The table below indicates the number of pharmacology contact hours offered each day. Please note that the contact hours awarded for pharmacology sessions should NOT BE ADDED to the contact hours for those sessions. If a session awards 1.8 CH RX, the total contact hours are 1.8, whether RX is designated or not.

Deadline

All submissions must be postmarked by March 1, 2005.

Notification

The NCNP Planning Panel will review all poster submissions. You'll receive notification of acceptance or rejection via regular mail by March 31, 2005.

Breakdown of Continuing Education Contact Hours

Contact Hours/Day Pharmacology Wednesday 6.0 3.6 Thursday 7.8 5.6 Friday 7.8 3.1 Saturday 3.6 3.6 Total 25.2 15.9

Web site

Visit our Web site for additional information at www.ncnpconference.com.

*Total contact hours awarded if you attend a session during every time slot. Additional CE opportunities may be available on-site. ** The total pharmacology hours represent the most pharmacology credit you can earn by attending one pharmacology session (if available) per time slot.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

12:30 pm ­ 2:00 pm 101 Psych Medication Use in Teens

Alan P. Agins, PhD (Pharmacology), PRN Associates, Ltd., Providence, RI We'll take a look at the basic and clinical pharmacology of psychotropic medications used in the adolescent population, including antipsychotics and antiepileptics for behavior disorders. We'll also discuss concerns and issues with antidepressants and suicide risk in the teen population. The presenter will also provide you with the latest update on ADHD medications.

106 Working Up the Mystery of Fatigue in Primary Care

Jan DiSantostefano, MS, FNP, WHNP, Nurse Practitioner, SAS Institute, Cary, NC Severe fatigue is a common complaint among patients. It can be transient in nature or persistent and disabling. This session will provide information on the appropriate workup and present some options for treatment of this elusive symptom.

102 Differential Diagnosis: Abdominal Pain

Sally K. Miller, PhD, APRN, BC, FAANP, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Prison Health Services, Las Vegas, NV; Assistant Professor, University of Nevada School of Nursing Abdominal pain is a common complaint in the primary care setting, with causes ranging from benign to emergent. This presentation discusses causes of abdominal pain, describes techniques for differentiating the surgical abdomen, and uses the case study approach to demonstrate diagnostic reasoning.

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107 Fibromyalgia: An Alternative Option

Donna George, MSN, ANP, Director of Nursing, Marino Center for Progressive Health, Cambridge, MA Review the current thinking on this difficult condition as well as a brief review of current traditional treatments. Emphasis will be on the whole body approach and alternative options for care including diet, nutrients, and modalities that can have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body.

108 The Diabetic Foot: What You Should Know to Decrease Risk

Steven R. Kravitz, DPM, FAPWCA, FACFAS, Executive Director, American Professional Wound Care Association; Assistant Professor and Faculty for Center for Advanced Wound Healing, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine; Editorial Board, Advances in Skin and Wound Care, Philadelphia, PA This lecture presents a capsule summary of the diabetic foot. Risk factors for ulceration and amputation, interventions that can be employed to decrease risk, and basic treatment options that can be employed to treat early stage ulcers, proper documentation of a lower extremity ulcer, and parameters to decrease the probability of recurrence with a prior lower extremity ulcer history.

2004 103 Acute Coronary Syndrome

W. Lane Edwards, Jr., MSN, ARNP, ANP, Lee Physician Group, Lee Memorial Health System, Ft. Myers, FL A lecture, discussion, and case study presentation designed to assist the primary care provider with the ability to assess risk for, diagnose, and treat acute coronary syndrome in the adult patient in the primary care setting. Discussion will include differences in the presentation of men versus women with acute coronary syndrome.

104 Avoiding Renal Insufficiency

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, MS, APRN, BC, NP-C, FAANP, President, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, Greater Lawrence (MA) Family Health Center; Adjunct Faculty, GLFHC Family Practice Residency, Lawrence, MA What places your patient at risk for developing renal insufficiency? How can you work with the patient to avoid this problem? In this case-based session, learn the latest recommendations from the National Kidney Foundation, JNC-7, and ADA for protecting renal health.

2:30 pm ­ 4:00 pm 109 Prescribers Guide to Geropsych

Alan P. Agins, PhD (Pharmacology), PRN Associates, Ltd., Providence, RI The pharmacology of psychotropic medications used in the elder population will be discussed. Along with treating psychosis or agitation associated with dementia, delirium, depression, and anxiety. We'll also a look at potential drug interactions of psychiatric medications with other drugs commonly used in this population.

105 Signs, Symptoms, and Proper Diagnosis of Migraine Headaches

Michael C. Sempsrott, MSN, ARNP, Florida Neurology Group, Ft. Myers, FL In the United States, 28 million individuals suffer from migraine headaches, yet only 48% of these individuals have actually been diagnosed with migraines. Recent research has shown that the vast majority of these individuals have been diagnosed incorrectly, many having been told that he or she suffers from sinus or tension headaches. The etiology, symptoms, signs, and current treatments will be discussed. In addition, comparison between the various triptans will be made.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

110 Differential Diagnosis: Dizziness/Vertigo/Syncope

Sally K. Miller, PhD, APRN, BC, FAANP, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Prison Health Services, Las Vegas, NV; Assistant Professor, University of Nevada School of Nursing Learn a complete and concise mechanism for assessment of these very different, common patient complaints with an emphasis on differentiating them with respect to both physical assessment and laboratory and radiographic diagnostic evaluation. Common causes of each are described, and current treatment modalities are analyzed. of this session is on evaluating the uncommon presentation of common diseases as well as the common presentation of uncommon diseases.

115 Osteoporosis Uncovered

Mary Knudtson, DNSc, NP, Professor Family Medicine, Director of FNP Program, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA The incidence, epidemiology, and risk factors for osteoporosis in men and women will be presented. The clinical presentation of osteoporosis and pathogenesis of the disease along with the different diagnostic testing modalities and indications for each will be discussed. Modalities for treatment including lifestyle modifications, the role of patient education, and the use of medication for prevention and treatment of the disease also will be presented.

111 What's Hot and What's Not in Diet Trends: Keeping Patients Safe

David W. Grotto, RD, LD, National Spokesperson, American Dietetic Association; Director, Nutrition Education Services, Block Center for Integrative Cancer Care, Evanston, IL Join the National Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association as he discusses the latest and emerging diet trends in the United States. Review diets that are based in sound science and diets that could have potential negative consequences for your patients. Highlights include a thorough review of hot topics such as glycemic index, raw food movement, the Mediterranean diet, blood type diet, and much more, including popular dietary supplements.

116 Diagnosis and Treatment of Foot and Ankle Pain

Steven R. Kravitz, DPM, FAPWCA, FACFAS, Executive Director, American Professional Wound Care Association; Assistant Professor and Faculty for Center for Advanced Wound Healing, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine; Editorial Board, Advances in Skin and Wound Care, Philadelphia, PA The presentation of rear foot and ankle pain can lead to improper diagnosis and therefore improper treatment selection. Ankle sprains, as an example, are misdiagnosed for other injuries and can be problematic, especially in the pediatric and adolescent patient, leading to potential significant injury. Heel pain is another confusing diagnostic challenge. This lecture reviews basic anatomy and correlates with the many pathologies and basic parameters to assess, diagnose, and properly treat these conditions.

112 Contraceptive Options: Menarche to Menopause

Nancy E. DiRubbo, BS, APRN, BC, RNC, Laconia Women's Health Center, Laconia, NH Learn the wide range of contraceptive choices available today for women from puberty to menopause, and help your patient make the best choice based on her lifestyle, health status, and age. The latest information about non-contraceptive benefits also will be included.

4:30 pm ­ 5:00 pm Welcome and Opening Address 5:00 pm ­ 6:00 pm

113 Otitis Media: New Guidelines and Beyond

Linda Carlson, MS, RN, CPNP, Educational Associates, Statesboro, GA Otitis media continues to be a leading cause of illness and poses a challenge in both diagnosis and management for health care providers. Several cases studies will be presented along with pathophysiology, methods of diagnosis, and diagnostic findings. Evidence-based management strategies and criteria for referral also will be discussed in addition to the new practice guidelines.

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Keynote Address 117 Health Care Reform: Change Through Practice, Not Politics!

Tom Bartol, NP, CDE, Family Nurse Practitioner, Richmond Area Health Center; Adjunct Faculty, Husson College, Manchester, ME Many politicians talk about health care reform but little has actually happened. Nurse practitioners need to be involved in the political process but often this process seems to be slow and tedious. On a dayto-day basis, nurse practitioners can be key players in health care reform through our practices. We have the power and the opportunity to make changes for our profession and for our practice.

2004 114 Confusing Case Studies in

Laboratory Diagnosis

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, MS, APRN, BC, NP-C, FAANP, President, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, Greater Lawrence (MA) Family Health Center; Adjunct Faculty, GLFHC Family Practice Residency, Lawrence, MA Using a case-based approach, this program is designed to help you refine your skills of ordering and analyzing the results of laboratory tests in confusing clinical scenarios for adults and the elderly. The focus

6:00 pm ­ 8:00 pm 118 Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall

Join us for the Grand Opening of Exhibits! Network with colleagues and faculty, and visit company representatives to review the latest products and technologies in the industry today.

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Thursday, May 19, 2005

7:30 am ­ 8:30 am Exhibit Hall Open/Posters

Network with colleagues and faculty, and visit company representatives to review the latest products and technologies in the industry today. Learn to treat patients with chronic back pain in this informative session. Using case studies and a research base, medication management, physical therapy, and cognitive behavioral options will be explored. This is an interactive session and participants are encouraged to bring specific issues from their practice for discussion.

8:30 am ­ 10:00 am 201 FHEA NP Certification and Practice Preparation Course

Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT, Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School If you're an NP who is graduating soon, changing your practice focus, considering certification, or getting ready for a clinical rotation, this course is for you! We're offering the NP preparation course for those of you seeking either ANP, FNP, or GNP certification. More than 35,000 nurse practitioners have used this course to successfully achieve certification. We'll cover a wide range of subject matter and after taking this course, you'll be able to apply clinical decision-making skills at test time and in your practice. All participants (ANP, FNP, GNP) will take the Core track which is 2 full days (May 19 & 20); add the extra half-day session (May 21) if you're seeking FNP certification. You also have the option of adding regular conference sessions and exhibits before and after this course. See registration page for options.

205 The Many Faces of Insulin Resistance

Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP, Nurse Practitioner, University of Pennsylvania, Cardiovascular Risk Intervention Program, Philadelphia, PA The focus of this session will be on an old problem with a new name and understanding the importance of cardiovascular risk. We'll evaluate the root problems of this syndrome and discuss how each, individually and collectively, can lead to cardiovascular disease. The format will be a lecture as well as a case study format for identification and treatment strategies.

206 Elder Abuse: Identifying Clues of Mistreatment

Peg Gray-Vickrey, DNS, RN,C, Professor of Nursing, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL Elder abuse is a significant threat to the safety and welfare of older adults. This year alone, over 1 million older adults will be abused. Elder abuse is not restricted to socioeconomically disadvantaged older adults; it cuts across all ethnic, racial, social, gender, and class boundaries. This session examines the etiology, prevalence, incidence, and types of elder abuse as well as providing guidelines for the comprehensive assessment, documentation, and reporting of abuse. Special emphasis will be placed on differentiating signs and symptoms of normal aging from the signs and symptoms of abuse and self-neglect. Resources on elder abuse will be provided.

202 Anticoagulation in Primary Care

Lynn B. Oertel, RN, MS, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Anticoagulants are used commonly by primary care providers for the management and prevention of a variety of diseases including atrial fibrillation and deep vein thrombosis. This session will discuss the latest anticoagulant management strategies for a variety of common indications.

207 Development and Progression of COPD

Mary Knudtson, DNSC, NP, Professor Family Medicine, Director FNP Program, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA The clinical presentation of COPD including the epidemiology, pathology and pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management will be discussed. The GOLD and ACP-ISIM/ACCP guidelines for COPD will be reviewed including the risk factors for COPD. Management will include assessment and monitoring of the disease, reducing risk factors, managing stable chronic COPD, and managing acute exacerbations. Home management and hospital admission criteria will also be discussed.

203 Diagnostic Imaging: What Test to Order and When?

Christy M. Yates, MS, APRN, BC, NP-C, RNC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., North Andover, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Allergy and Asthma and Louisville Internal Medicine, Louisville, KY Do you get confused over which diagnostic imaging test to order? CT? MRI? Ultrasound? Using a case study approach, this session will ease your confusion by providing you with information regarding what diagnostic test to order for common complaints in primary care and explain why one test is superior to another.

208 Herbs, Vitamins, Minerals: A Complement or a Contradiction?

Donna George, MSN, ANP, Director of Nursing, Marino Center for Progressive Health, Cambridge, MA Can too much of a good thing be bad for you? This session will review some of the nutrients used today and potential problems that research has identified when these "natural" products are misused or overused. Attendees will review different dietary ways to include these nutrients when supplementation is not recommended or when the practitioner wants to go above the RDI. Discussions regarding the usefulness of the RDI will also be discussed.

204 When Back Pain Doesn't Get Better: Treatment Options for Chronic Low Back Pain

Yvonne D'Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS, Pain Management & Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Pain & Palliative Care Outcomes Manager, Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD

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Thursday, May 19, 2005

10:00 am ­ 10:30 am Exhibit Hall Open/Posters

Network with colleagues and faculty, and visit company representatives to review the latest products and technologies in the industry today.

213 Diabetes Mellitus: Intervention with Multidrug Therapy

Tom Bartol, NP, CDE, Family Nurse Practitioner, Richmond Area Health Center; Adjunct Faculty, Husson College, Manchester, ME Tight glycemic control has been shown to be important in preventing complications of Type 2 diabetes. With the many medications now available (and more coming to the market soon), treatment can sometimes be confusing. Many patients with diabetes will require multiple medications, not only for glycemic control but for control of lipids and blood pressure as well. This session will explore how to use the many pharmacotherapeutic tools we have in order to help patients with diabetes to achieve glycemic goal.

10:30 am ­ 12:00 pm 209 FHEA NP Certification and Practice Preparation Course

Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT, Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School Certification preparation course for ANP, FNP, GNP continues. Please see session 201 for complete description.

214 GERD: Treating Common Stomach Disorders

Mary Knudtson, DNSc, NP, Professor Family Medicine, Director FNP Program, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA The clinical presentation of GERD, pathogenesis, diagnostic modalities, and indications for testing and treatments will be discussed. Indications for a therapeutic trial of treatment, barium radiographs, endoscopy, biopsy, ph monitoring, and manometry also will be presented. Signs and symptoms of complications, such as esophagitis, peptic stricture, and Barrett's esophagus will be included in the discussion. Modalities for treatment along with lifestyle modifications, the role of patient education, use of H2 receptor antagonists, prokinetic agents, and proton pump inhibitors also will be reviewed.

210 Demystifying the Differential Diagnosis of Delirium, Dementia, and Depression

Peg Gray-Vickrey, DNS, RN,C, Professor of Nursing, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL An estimated 5% to 10% percent of the older population will present with some degree of confusion and cognitive impairment. Misdiagnosis of confusional states can have particularly devastating consequences for the older adult. Prompt diagnosis and treatment may prevent further morbidity and mortality. This presentation will examine three common mental health disorders that are especially challenging to diagnose delirium, dementia, and depression.

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215 Pre-Op Evaluations: A Focus on the Most Important Assessment in Common Surgical Procedures

Monica N. Tombasco, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department, MWV Health Care, North Conway, NH Learn valuable information on obtaining a thorough pre-op physical assessment. Topics to be discussed include the American Society of Anesthesiologists classification for airway difficulty, informed consent, and assessment of pertinent medical conditions as they relate to surgery.

2004 211 Drug Interactions

Alan P. Agins, PhD (Pharmacology), PRN Associates, Ltd., Providence, RI This seminar examines drug interactions that can occur by pharmacodynamic mechanisms (additive effects of drugs, antagonistic, etc.) or via pharmacokinetic (competition for protein binding, renal elimination, drug metabolism, etc.). Also included is a discussion of dietary supplement-drug interactions, disease-drug interactions, and more.

212 Telephone Triage and Advice: Legal Aspects

Carolyn Buppert, NP, JD, Law Office of Carolyn Buppert, P.C., Annapolis, MD Approximately one quarter of all primary care is handled by telephone. This session advises clinicians on how to cover their legal bases when giving telephone advice.

216 Heart Failure Focus: Prevention to Intervention

Kismet Rasmusson, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, The Heart Failure Prevention and Treatment Program at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT; Adjunct Faculty NP student preceptor, University of Utah College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT This session will present and review the stages of heart failure, and how treatment is centered around these stages; risk factor modification and new modalities of assessment and treatment also will be discussed.

12:00 noon ­ 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open/Posters

Network with colleagues and faculty, and visit company representatives to review the latest products and technologies in the industry today.

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Thursday, May 19, 2005

1:30 pm ­ 5:00 pm 217 FHEA NP Certification and Practice Preparation Course

Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT, Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School Certification preparation course for ANP, FNP, GNP continues. Please see session 201 for complete description. tion and will focus on basic electrophysiology, criteria for diagnosing acute coronary syndromes, differentiating ischemia, injury and infarction, and the location of these patterns. We'll also discuss dysrhythmias, intraventricular conduction delays, chamber enlargement, and ECG changes associated with electrolyte disturbances.

222 Workshop: Wound Care/Clinical Decision Skills and Product Usage

Linda Galvan, RN, BSN, CWOCN, APN; Andrea McIntosh, RN, BSN, CWOCN, APN; Silvercross Hospital, Joliet, IL In this interactive workshop, we'll review a multitude of case studies demonstrating product usage in pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial and diabetic ulcers, as well as surgical wounds.

218 Valvular Disorders in Adults

W. Lane Edwards, Jr., MSN, ARNP, ANP, Lee Physician Group, Lee Memorial Health System, Ft. Myers, FL This session includes a lecture discussion, and a case study presentation designed to assist the primary care provider in the identification and auscultatory components of the major valvular lesions found in the adult. Discussion will include clinical presentation, pathophysiology created by the lesion, diagnostics designed to guide therapy, and medical and surgical management of the lesions. CD-ROM recordings of intracardiac cine and of the sounds will be used to assist in learning.

223 Workshop: ENT/Adult and Pediatric

Linda Carlson, MS, RN, CPNP, Educational Associates, Statesboro, GA; Patricia Fall, MS, RN, PNP, Children's Hospital, Philadelphia, PA A series of case studies with a variety of ENT problems, ranging from those commonly seen to the more unusual, will be presented. Participants will be given the opportunity to participate in obtaining pertinent history, physical findings, laboratory, and other diagnostic tests, as well as determining appropriate therapeutic management, referral, and follow-up. Attendees will participate in hands-on skills for useful techniques that can be used in your daily practice.

219 Complex Case Studies in Hematology

Victoria Anderson, MSN, CRNP, Director Clinical Services/Senior Nurse Practitioner, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vienna, VA Review case studies of complex patients with hematologic abnormalities then discuss necessary clinical evaluation, differential diagnosis, and management.

224 Workshop: Common Office Procedures

Bob Smithing, MSN, NP, NP Central, Kent, WA and Madeline D. Wiley, MSN, NP, Clinic Director and Family Nurse Practitioner at Family Care, Kent, WA Wiley and Smithing, the dynamic teaching duo of procedures, will conduct a multimedia presentation, combining the skillful use of video clips and photos of the procedures being taught with hands on practice using the latest in artificial skin models. Common office procedures, for use on various body parts including those sensitive areas, will be presented. These will include punch, shave, scissor, and excisional biopsies. By popular demand, placement of simple interrupted sutures will be reviewed along with subcutaneous suturing. Undermining of wound edges, techniques to reduce scarring, and clinical pearls also will be presented. Infiltration of local anesthesia will NOT be presented. Session limited to 50 participants.

220 Workshop: Ophthalmology/Eye Exam

Linda S. Blasen, MS, APRN,BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Physician Specialists at Doctor's Hospital and Azure Medical Group, Sarasota, FL; Sally K. Miller, PhD, APRN,BC, FAANP, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Prison Health Services, Las Vegas, NV; Assistant Professor, University of Nevada School of Nursing Learn how to assess the patient with ocular complaints, including orbital trauma, lid problems, red eye, painful eye, dry eye, diabetic or hypertensive retinopathy, and macular degeneration. A detailed description of the anatomy of the eye, along with discussion of common acute, chronic, and emergent problems and interventions will be presented. Hands-on experience will include performing an ocular exam, and use of ophthalmoscope and panoptic ophthalmoscope. BRING AN OPHTHALMOSCOPE if possible. Session limited to 50 participants.

3:00 pm ­ 3:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open/Posters

Network with colleagues and faculty, and visit company representatives to review the latest products and technologies in the industry today.

5:30 pm Lobby Lounge

No plans for the evening? Traveling solo and want someone to join you for dinner? Or to watch the fireworks display at Epcot? Maybe you're looking for someone to ride Space Mountain with you? Stop by the Dolphin Lounge and look for fellow NCNP attendees who don't have plans for the evening and are looking for some camaraderie. Be sure to get there early so you don't miss out on any plans, and wear your name badges for recognition.

221 Workshop: Unraveling the Mystery of 12Lead ECG Interpretation

Anne Marie Palatnik, MSN, APN, BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ The presentation is an overview of 12-lead electrocardiogram interpreta-

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Friday, May 20, 2005

7:30 am ­ 8:30 am Exhibit Hall Open/Posters

Network with colleagues and faculty, and visit company representatives to review the latest products and technologies in the industry today.

306 Electronic Medical Records: Will You Be Ready By 2010?

Diane Todd Pace, PhD, APRN, BC, Family Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Scientist, Certified Menopause Practitioner, Regional Medical Center of Memphis, Memphis, TN; John Dulcey, MD, Chief Medical Officer, NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Horsham, PA Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and new information technology are being promoted as a tool to improve care and patient safety. However, most providers haven't even begun to think about, let alone buy an EMR system. This presentation will provide an overview of the "state of the nation" regarding electronic medical records systems; introduce electronic health information terms; and discuss choosing, designing, and implementing an EMR for your practice.

8:30 am ­ 10:00 am 301 FHEA NP Certification and Practice Preparation Course

Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT, Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School Certification preparation course for ANP, FNP, GNP continues. Please see session 201 for complete description.

307 Allergic Rhinitis: Nothing to Sneeze At

The distinguished lecture series is sponsored by the AAAAI and funded through an unrestricted educational grant from Sanofi Aventis This session will provide the advanced practice nurse with fascinating facts about allergic diseases including pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, and management.

302 Pre-Diabetes: Motivating Patients to Behavioral Change

Tom Bartol, NP, CDE, Family Nurse Practitioner, Richmond Area Health Center; Adjunct Faculty, Husson College, Manchester, ME The time to act is now! We encounter many people in our practices that have risk factors for diabetes or abnormal glucose tolerance. This session will discuss strategies for evaluation and intervention for the person with "prediabetes" or at risk for diabetes, and how you can help patients prevent or reduce their risk for Type 2 diabetes.

308 Cutaneous Malignancies

Barbara Sinni-McKeehen, MS, APRN,BC, DNC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Dermatology Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Administrator, Bay Pines VAMC, Bay Pines, FL Review lesions commonly mistaken for malignancy, premalignant conditions, and the three major cutaneous malignancies, including the "gold standard" and the latest treatment options.

303 Hypertension: 2005 Update

Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, ARNP, FNP, Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner, Merrimack Village Family Practice, Merrimack, NH Hypertension affects millions of individuals in the United States. The consequences of this disease are vast: retinopathy, nephropathy, CHF, CVA, and MI. Hypertension must be treated aggressively and with the appropriate medications. This lecture will involve a comprehensive discussion of the various nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments and will focus on the most appropriate medications for various patients.

10:00 am ­ 10:30 am Exhibit Hall Open/Posters

Network with colleagues and faculty, and visit company representatives to review the latest products and technologies in the industry today.

304 Men's Health: Prostate Cancer, Erectile Meds, and Other Health Problems

Mikel Gray, PhD, CUNP, CCCN, FAAN, Nurse Practitioner, Department of Urology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA This session will focus on urologic aspects of men's health including prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, and controversies related to andropause in the aging male.

305 Peripheral Vascular Disease

Mary Sieggreen, APRN,BC, CVN, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI Learn to assess, diagnose, and evaluate peripheral vascular disease and determine therapeutic interventions and need for referral. This course also will include in depth review of how to analyze diagnostic studies including doppler and arteriography.

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Friday, May 20, 2005

10:30 am ­ 12:00 pm 309 FHEA NP Certification and Practice Preparation Course

Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT, Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School Certification preparation course for ANP, FNP, GNP continues. Please see session 201 for complete description. care and its numbers continue to grow. The latest guidelines from the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) recommend the use of peak flow monitoring in patients with moderate or severe persistent asthma. This session will discuss how to implement the recommendations of the NAEPP to educate your patients, improve clinicianpatient communication, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

314 Thyroid Disorders: Too Much, Too Little, and Masses

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, MS, APRN, BC, NP-C, FAANP, President, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, Greater Lawrence (MA) Family Health Center; Adjunct Faculty, GLFHC Family Practice Residency, Lawrence, MA This session highlights the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and treatment of common thyroid disorders, including subclinical hypothyroidism, hypothyroidism (including drug-induced), thyroiditis, hyperthyroidism, and the evaluation of a thyroid mass.

310 Overview of Cancer Genetics

Carmen T. Ramirez, EdD, RN, CPC, ACNP(c), APN-G(c), Nursing Practice Department Chair, College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Cancer genetics knowledge is rapidly expanding with implications for all aspects of cancer management, including prevention, screening, and treatment. Advanced practice nurses play critical roles in cancer preven- BEST OF 315 Power Surges and Menopause 2004 tion and detection, as well as in the planning, implementing, and evaluDiane Todd Pace, PhD, APRN, BC, Family Nurse ating of new ways to care for adults with cancer. In this overview, prinPractitioner/Nurse Scientist, Certified Menopause Practitioner, Regional ciples of cancer genetics in risk factors, screening, and treatment will be Medical Center of Memphis, Memphis, TN discussed. A description of the genetic susceptibility for cancer and the patterns of inheritance also will be identified. Finally, a new appreciation Menopause is both a biological event as well as a psychosocial/developfor the clinical value in cancer genetics will be obtained. mental milestone. Coping with the many issues at midlife and beyond is not "one size fits all." Providers are challenged to help women evaluate their risk/benefit ratio for HT, and other interventions, and make an indeBEST OF 311 Diagnosis and Treatment of Lipid pendent decision personalized to their needs, desires, and expectations. 2004 This presentation will help place the scientific data on HT in perspective Disorders 2005 and present current management issues in midlife and beyond. W. Lane Edwards, Jr., MSN, ARNP, ANP, Lee Physician Group, Lee Memorial Health System, Ft. Myers, FL A lecture discussion and case study presentation designed to assist the primary care provider with the ability to identify abnormalities in the lipid panel (including size of LDL and HDL, Lp(a), its impact on cardiovascular obstructive disease, and treatment alternatives designed to reduce risk of coronary events.

316 Exploring Independent Practice: Is it Right for Me?

Carolyn Zaumeyer, MSN, ARNP, Owner and President, Women's Health Watch, Inc., West Milford, NJ Many nurse practitioners dream of owning and operating an independent practice. If you have considered launching your own practice, come explore the options. Learn what you need to think about before making the commitment as well as how to assess the potential viability of your dream practice. Bring your list of questions for an in-depth Q & A session following the presentation.

312 Pharmacologic Therapies Used in Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, ARNP, FNP, Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner, Merrimack Village Family Practice, Merrimack, NH Never before in the history of arthritis therapy have so many pharmaceutical agents been approved for use. This lecture will cover the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, all pharmacologic therapies currently utilized for patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis will be discussed, including their use, side effects, benefits, and drug-drug interactions.

12:00 noon ­ 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open/Posters

Network with colleagues and faculty, and visit company representatives to review the latest products and technologies in the industry today.

313 Asthma: Instituting Peak Flow Monitoring to Improve Patient Outcomes

The distinguished lecture series is sponsored by the AAAAI and funded through an unrestricted educational grant from Sanofi Aventis Asthma has become one of the most common diagnoses seen in primary

1:30 pm ­ 5:00 pm 317 FHEA NP Certification and Practice Preparation Course

Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services,

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Friday, May 20, 2005

NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT, Adjunct Clinical Professor, BEST OF 322 Workshop: Orthopedic Exam/A Focus UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Med- 2004 on Common Problems ical School Clifford F. Ashley, BS, LATC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health EduCertification preparation course for ANP, FNP, GNP continues. Please cation Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Certified Athletic Trainer; Massee session 201 for complete description. ter's Candidate in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Graduate Teaching Assistant in Athletic Training, Northeastern University, Boston, MA; Monica N. Tombasco, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health 318 Interpreting LFTs: The Basics and Beyond Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, Margaret A. Fitzgerald, MS, APRN, BC, NP-C, FAANP, President, Emergency Department, MWV Health Care, North Conway, NH Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Family Learn the skills necessary for an accurate assessment of shoulder and Nurse Practitioner, Greater Lawrence (MA) Family Health Center; knee problems commonly seen in the primary care setting. The particiAdjunct Faculty, GLFHC Family Practice Residency, Lawrence, MA pant will learn a comprehensive musculoskeletal examination of the Confused about what to order and when to order it while caring for the shoulder and knee, including bony and soft tissue palpation, range of patient with or at risk of hepatic disease? This session will highlight the motion, and neurologic testing, in order to formulate a proper diagnosis choices of liver function testing available in primary care, with an and treatment plan. Special tests designed to uncover specific pathology emphasis on drug-induced hepatic dysfunction. will be demonstrated and practiced. The participant also will successfully perform on a partner, a physical exam of the shoulder and knee. Please 319 Yo Hablo Español? Spanish for the Clinician wear comfortable clothing that allows convenient access for shoulder and knee evaluation. Session limited to 75 participants. Michele Salisbury, RN,C, PhD, WHNP, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN The purpose of this session is to introduce the participant to basic Spanish in order to facilitate communication between the provider and the Spanish-speaking client. In addition, cultural issues that may arise in the patient encounter will be discussed.

323 Workshop: Common Office Procedures (Repeat)

Bob Smithing, MSN, NP, NP Central, Kent, WA and Madeline D. Wiley, MSN, NP, Clinic Director and Family Nurse Practitioner at Family Care, Kent, WA Wiley and Smithing, the dynamic duo of procedures will conduct a multimedia presentation, combining the skillful use of video clips and photos of the procedures being taught with hands on practice using the latest in artificial skin models. Common office procedures, for use on various body parts including those sensitive areas, will be presented. These will include punch, shave, scissor, and excisional biopsies. By popular demand, placement of simple interrupted sutures will be reviewed along with subcutaneous suturing. Undermining of wound edges, techniques to reduce scarring, and clinical pearls also will be presented. Infiltration of local anesthesia will NOT be presented. Session limited to 50 participants.

320 Workshop: Ophthalmology: Eye Exam (Repeat)

Linda S. Blasen, MS, APRN,BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Physician Specialists at Doctor's Hospital and Azure Medical Group, Sarasota, FL; Sally K. Miller, PhD, APRN,BC, FAANP, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Prison Health Services, Las Vegas, NV; Assistant Professor, University of Nevada School of Nursing Learn how to assess the patient with ocular complaints, including orbital trauma, lid problems, red eye, painful eye, dry eye, diabetic or hypertensive retinopathy, and macular degeneration. A detailed description of the anatomy of the eye, along with discussion of common acute, chronic, and emergent problems and interventions will be presented. Hands-on experience will include performing an ocular exam, and use of ophthalmoscope and panoptic ophthalmoscope. BRING AN OPHTHALMOSCOPE if possible. Session limited to 50 participants.

324 Workshop: Improving Your GYN Skills: Pelvic Exam, Endometrial Biopsy, and IUD Insertion

Nancy E. DiRubbo, BS, APRN, BC, RNC, Laconia Women's Health Center, Laconia, NH Learn to perform a complete and comfortable pelvic exam and how to perform an endometrial biopsy and IUD insertion. A variety of tips, techniques, and equipment will be presented and an opportunity to practice and improve your manual dexterity also will be provided (not using live specimens). Session limited to 75 attendees.

321 Workshop: Advanced 12-Lead ECG in the Adult

W. Lane Edwards, Jr., MSN, ARNP, ANP, Lee Physician Group, Lee Memorial Health System, Ft. Myers, FL A lecture, discussion, computer-assisted presentation designed to assist the primary care provider with the identification of LBBB, RBBB, LVH, RVH, axis determination (QRS), ischemia, injury, and selected infarction patterns on the 12-lead electrocardiogram. The clinical impact of electrocardiographic abnormalities will be discussed. Basics will be reviewed; however, this is not an introductory course in 12-lead electrocardiography.

5:30 pm Lobby Lounge

No plans for the evening? Traveling solo and want someone to join you for dinner? Or to watch the fireworks display at Epcot? Maybe you're looking for someone to ride Space Mountain with you? Stop by the Dolphin Lounge and look for fellow NCNP attendees who don't have plans for the evening and are looking for some camaraderie. Be sure to get there early so you don't miss out on any plans, and wear your name badges for recognition.

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Saturday, May 21, 2005

8:30 am ­ 10:00 am 401 FHEA NP Certification and Practice Preparation Course

Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN,BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT, Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School Certification preparation course continues for those seeking FNP certification ONLY. Please see session 201 for complete description. population. Children are more obese than ever before and are at significant risk for a number of conditions related to their obesity. Health care professionals must be aware of the methods available to treat the child suffering from or at risk for obesity. Learn about the various nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options available for children living with or at risk for obesity.

406 From Freezer To Frying Pan: Surgical Cure Of Atrial Fibrillation

Kathleen M. Hill, RN, MSN, CCNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Units, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH Paroxysmal, persistent, or permanent atrial fibrillation can affect the daily activities and life course of its sufferers, escalating the risk of debilitating stroke. This session will explore the most current surgical approaches to atrial fibrillation, including success rates and postoperative care/complications. Advanced practice nurses will be better able to discuss treatment options and understand patients' needs after attending this session.

402 HIV/AIDS 2005: Assessment, Intervention, Drug Therapy, and Symptom Management

Sandee Gracia Jones, PhD, ARNP, ACRN, CS, C, BC, FAAN, Assistant Professor, Florida International University School of Nursing, Miami FL Nurse practitioners in a variety of settings often care for persons with HIV/AIDS. This session provides practice-based information on conducting an HIV risk assessment, highlight current interventions for HIV prevention, describe new drugs for HIV therapy, and discuss management of common symptoms in HIV.

407 Genetic Counseling and Screening

Carmen T. Ramirez, EdD, RN, CPC, ACNP(c), APN-G(c), Nursing Practice Department Chair, College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR Multiple approaches are necessary to improve health benefits of individuals, requiring an understanding of the genomic contributions to health and disease processes. In order to provide individuals with basic genetic information, the participant will accurately recognize and identify genetic concerns with some principles of genetic counseling. The participant will also learn how to construct and understand a genetic family history tool. In addition, genetic carrier screening, prenatal screening, and newborn screening will be discussed.

403 Managing Anxiety and Comorbid Depression in Primary Care

Sarah Mynatt, EdD, APN, BC, Professor and Option Coordinator for the DNSC Psychiatric Family Nurse Practitioner Program, College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN Examine the origins of anxiety and the flight or fight response along with the function of the brain as an emotional and cognitive dance in mood and anxiety disorders. Neurotransmitters and their overlap in anxiety and mood disorders as well as statistics on the prevalence of the major anxiety disorders and depression are also presented. Screening and accurate diagnosis that emphasize distinguishing differences in the disorders also will be discussed. Screening tools are recommended and clinical errors that lead to under diagnoses of bipolar disorders with inappropriate treatment are highlighted. Medication management and augmentation strategies as well as other therapeutic treatment strategies are emphasized. Coding that can be used in primary care settings also will be presented.

408 Intensive Insulin Therapy: A Practical Tool for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Tom Bartol, NP, CDE, Family Nurse Practitioner, Richmond Area Health Center; Adjunct Faculty, Husson College, Manchester, ME More and more people with Type 2 diabetes will eventually need insulin therapy to achieve glycemic goals. Many clinicians may feel insecure or overwhelmed starting or continuing type 1 or type 2 patients on insulin therapy. Yet insulin therapy can be effectively taught and managed at in the primary care setting. This session will give you some practical tools for initiating, monitoring, and managing insulin therapy in patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

404 Male Sexual Dysfunction

Louis Kuritzky, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation are sufficiently commonplace maladies for which every primary care clinician should have a functional knowledge base. Fortunately, clinicians can anticipate a high success rate at remediating either dysfunction. This presentation will review current and future management techniques for both disorders.

405 Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, ARNP, FNP, Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner, Merrimack Village Family Practice, Merrimack, NH Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions. At present, approximately one-third of the entire US population is considered obese. The incidence is rising, particularly in certain parts of the country and subsets of the

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Saturday, May 21, 2005

10:00 am ­ 10:30 am Break 10:30 am ­ 12:00 pm 409 FHEA NP Certification and Practice Preparation Course

Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN,BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT, Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School Certification preparation course continues for those seeking FNP certification only. Please see session 201 for complete description. orthopedic injuries. Participants will practice applying these techniques on a partner. Please dress in comfortable clothes that allow convenient access for taping practice (shorts and T-shirt or tank top are best.) In addition, this session will provide the NP the ability to learn the skill of soft tissue and joint injection. The participant will practice joint and soft tissue injection of the shoulder, hip, and the knee, on simulated anatomic models. Session limited to 75 attendees.

414 Palmistry Today: Using Your PDA Clinically

Bob Smithing, MSN, NP, NP Central, Kent, WA Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Lexi-Comp The explosion of information technology can be overwhelming to the skilled clinician whose focus is on clinical practice. This session is presented by a computer geek (and we say this with all fondness) who is also an expert clinician known for his skill in helping clinicians understand how to use and integrate PDAs into their clinical practice. This focus of this presentation will be how to use PDAs to make your life easier, rather than a simple review of available programs. Bob will help you to look at the flow of a typical practice day and explain how to get the most out of the computing power you hold in the palm of your hand. Information on useful software will be integrated into the presentation. A review of various software will be available to participants along with a CD containing demonstration programs. PDAs using the Palm OS will be used for illustration; the presentation will be applicable to users of Window's CE PDAs as well.

410 Adult Obesity: Surgical Interventions

Noel Banks, RN, MN, CMSRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist / Medical-Surgical Nursing Washoe Medical Center, Reno, NV This session will explore the impact of obesity in the United States related to advanced practice nurses. Bias and barriers to care and a review of the medical/surgical options for treatment and outcome data will be discussed. The majority of content will focus on an in-depth review of pre- and postoperative physical assessment, treatment referral, early and late post-op complications, and psychosocial response to surgical intervention in the morbidly obese adult population for the advanced practice nurse.

411 5 More Things I Wish I Knew Last Year

Louis Kuritzky, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL There are numerous overlooked or misunderstood pearls in the literature today. This presentation will provide an assortment of clinical insights applicable to daily practice.

BEST OF

415 What's New in Pain Management: How to Treat Common Pain Syndromes in Primary Care

Yvonne D'Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS, Pain Management & Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Pain & Palliative Care Outcomes Manager, Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD In this session current pain management for common pain syndromes such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, abdominal pain, and dysmenorrhea will be discussed. Current pain management research and new treatment guidelines for arthritis and fibromyalgia will be presented. Medication management and treatment options will also be discussed. Case studies will be presented, and the audience is free to bring questions from their practice for discussion.

2004 412 Name that Rash

Barbara Sinni-McKeehen, MS, APRN,BC, DNC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Dermatology Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Administrator, Bay Pines VAMC, Bay Pines, FL Quiz yourself on knowledge of rashes, followed by a presentation that will cover a variety of rashes commonly seen in primary care, differential diagnoses, clues to proper diagnosis, and current therapies.

416 Domestic Violence

Charlotte Covington, MSN, APRN, BC, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN & Debra J. Partee, MSN, APRN, BC, Assistant Professor of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing; Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter, Nashville, TN Intimate partner violence affects up to 50% of women in their lifetime. Patients in abusive relationships do not always exhibit physical injuries, since psychological abuse commonly precedes physical violence. Physical and mental health problems in abused populations, as well as research results and practice experiences at a shelter will be described. Screening questions, brief interventions, and resources for victims and clinicians will be presented.

413 Joint Injection and Taping

Clifford F. Ashley, BS, LATC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Certified Athletic Trainer; Master's Candidate in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Graduate Teaching Assistant in Athletic Training, Northeastern University, Boston, MA; Monica N. Tombasco, MS, APRN,BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department, MWV Health Care, North Conway, NH The Orthopedic Exam Workshop (Session # 322) is a prerequisite to taking this session. Following up on the earlier orthopedic injury assessment session, this session provides NPs with the skills necessary to apply taping or wrapping techniques to support and protect patients with common

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General Information

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved for NCNP attendees at Walt Disney World's Swan and Dolphin Resort. A reduced room rate of $199 single/double occupancy (plus tax) is available until the cut-off date of Friday, April 15, 2005. Reservations made after this date are subject to the hotel's regular daily rate. To make reservations, call 1-407-934-4000. You can also reserve your hotel room online at www.ncnpconference.com. A resort services fee of $5.00 per room per day will be charged and includes unlimited local calls and 800 number calls up to sixty minutes and longdistance access (credit card and collect calls), high speed internet access, once-a-day coffee, a weekday morning newspaper for each room, and unlimited admission to the health club facilities.

Discounted Park Tickets

Please visit the following Web site for information on discounted park tickets: www.orlandomeetinginfo.com/ncnp

Cell Phones

Cell phones, two-way pagers, and beepers are not permitted in the conference session unless they're turned off or placed in silent mode. If you must take a call, kindly leave the session.

Audiotaping/Videotaping

Recording at NCNP 2005 is strictly prohibited. Audio CD-ROMs of most sessions will be available for purchase on-site at the close of the conference. Please note that the conference planners have made every effort to secure approval of all speakers to be audiotaped; however, it's their individual preference. To order Audio CDs/CD-ROMs, contact Digitell, Inc. at 1800-679-3646 or online at www.digitellinc.com.

BRINGING YOUR FAMILY TO NCNP

Camp Dolphin

Camp Dolphin is a fun-filled place just for kids, ages 4-12. Located next to the health club on the lower level of the Walt Disney World Dolphin, Camp Dolphin is the perfect alternative for kids while parents take advantage of some of the entertainment the hotel has to offer. Camp Dolphin is available from 5:30 pm to 12:00 am for children ages 4 to 12. The cost is $10 per hour/per child and includes dinner, dessert and arcade tokens. Camp Dolphin offers fully supervised programs, including arts, crafts, movies, a video arcade, and even a special dinner program. Camp Dolphin is staffed by a team of specially trained counselors. Parents can be assured of a safe and fun environment that their little ones will absolutely love. Reservations are recommended for Camp Dolphin's evening program. To reserve your child's seat, please visit http://www.swandolphin.com/reserve/child.html.

Airline Information

Airline tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate from the following airline: US Airways: 1-877-874-7687 Gold File Number: 34133199

SHUTTLE SERVICES

Airport Shuttle Services

Walt Disney World's Swan & Dolphin Resort is located approximately 20 miles from the Orlando International Airport (MCO). It is recommended attendees secure a shared shuttle bus ride through Mears Transportation. NCNP attendees are entitled to a discounted roundtrip price of $29. Advanced reservations can be made online at www.mearstransportation.com or by visiting the Mears Motor Shuttle ticket counters within the Orlando International Airport. Please visit www.ncnpconference.com for a printable coupon.

Pools

Kids can stay cool in any of the four pools, including the 3-acre grotto and beach. So play a little water volleyball, hit the water slide or hang out under a waterfall...it's all cool!

Complimentary Theme Park Shuttle Service

Guests of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin enjoy complimentary transportation to the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and attractions. Visit http://www.swandolphin.com/ipixhtml/e-waterlaunch.htm. It's so convenient! A Friendship Launch offers access from the hotels' dock, running approximately every 15 minutes to and from Epcot® and Disney-MGM Studios. A series of walkways will also lead you to the entrance of these Theme Parks. See hotel concierge for more information.

Miniature Golf

Thirty-six holes of the best miniature golf await you at Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course. The golf may be miniature, but the fun is larger than life.

Surprise Mealtime Guests

On special days of the week, some of Disney's greatest stars stop by to say hello during breakfast or dinner in two of the hotel's restaurants. Parents can call ahead to find out what days Disney characters will be appearing. Please visit http://www.swandolphin.com/explore/difference.html for more information on character dining.

Car Rental

You can find discounted car rental information at www.ncnpconference.com.

Additional Activities

Kids can also have fun with tennis, video game rooms, beach volleyball, paddle boat rentals and the Nintendo® that is available in every guest room

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4 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER:

By phone: 1-800-346-7844 x7798 or x7750 or x6591 (credit card required) By fax: 1-856-218-0557 (credit card required) On-line: www.ncnpconference.com (print form and fax, credit card required) Mail completed form with payment to: Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. Walt Disney World's Swan and Dolphin Resort NCNP Registration May 18-21, 2005 East Holly Avenue/Box 56 Pitman, NJ 08071-0056

NAME AND CREDENTIALS

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Registration Form

Registration will not be processed without payment. Make checks payable to NCNP and send to:

Highest Degree You Have Earned: BS/BSN (1) MS/MSN (2) Doctorate (3) Address (Check one) Please specify Home Work

IF BUSINESS ADDRESS, NAME OF FACILITY STREET ADDRESS

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Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. NCNP Registration East Holly Avenue, Box 56 Pitman, NJ 08071-0056

A confirmation letter will be mailed to you shortly after your registration form and payment have been processed.

FORM OF PAYMENT

CITY DAYTIME PHONE (Check one) Home E-MAIL ADDRESS KEY CODE FROM MAILING LABEL Work STATE ZIP

Check enclosed (Payable to NCNP) Federal Tax ID #13-293-2696 Credit Card If paying by credit card, please list: Visa MasterCard

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Please indicate your first three session choices for each time period. We will make every effort to assign you to your requested sessions in the order they are listed. This section must be completed in order to process your registration.

NP Exam Prep-FNP only (2.5 full days) NP Exam Prep-FNP plus Wednesday Sessions/Exhibits

(Check here and complete Wednesday section below)

CARD NUMBER

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REGISTRATION FEES/CUTOFF DATES

All preregistration for the conference must be received no later than May 5, 2005. Walk-in registrations will be accepted on-site at the Swan & Dolphin Resort. Full Conference (May 18-21) Super Early Early Regular/Onsite

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Postmarked by 4/4 Postmarked Postmarked 4/4 to 5/3 5/4 and after (onsite)

NP Exam Prep-ANP only (2 days) NP Exam Prep-ANP plus Wednesday/Saturday/Exhibits

(Check here and complete Wednesday and Saturday sections below)

Wednesday, May 18

(choose 3 in order of preference)

1st

2nd

12:30 pm ­ 2:00 pm 2:30 pm ­ 4:00 pm 4:30 pm ­ 6:00 pm

117 Welcome/Keynote Address Yes No

6:00 pm ­ 8:00 pm

118 Grand Opening of Exhibits Yes No

Thursday, May 19

(choose 3 in order of preference)

1st

2nd

3rd

8:30 am ­ 10:00 am 10:30 am ­ 12:00 noon 1:30 pm ­ 5:00 pm

Friday, May 20

(choose 3 in order of preference)

1st

2nd

3rd

Main Conference NP Exam Prep-FNP only (2.5 full days) NP Exam Prep-FNP plus Wednesday Sessions/Exhibits NP Exam Prep-ANP only (2 days) NP Exam Prep-ANP plus Wednesday/Saturday/Exhibits Full-Time Student (Proof of ID required) Daily (Full Day 5/19 or 5/20) Daily (Half Day 5/18 or 5/21) *Workshop Fee (per workshop) Guest (exhibit hall only)

GUEST NAME (PRINT NAME)

A $469 D $395 G $459 J $340 M P T X $459 $279 $199 $109 $89 $75

B $499 E $420 H $499 K $360 N Q V Y $499 $299 $219 $129 $99 $75

C $539 F $445 I $539 L $390 O $539 R $319 W $239 Z $149 $109 $75

8:30 am ­ 10:00 am 10:30 am ­ 12:00 noon 1:30 pm ­ 5:00 pm

PAYMENT SUMMARY

Main Conference

1st 2nd 3rd

Saturday, May 21

(choose 3 in order of preference)

$____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________

CANCELLATION/TRANSFER POLICY

All cancellations and transfers must be received in writing. For cancellations received prior to April 27, 2005 we will refund registration cost less a $75 administrative fee. We are unable to make refunds after April 27, 2005 but will gladly transfer your registration to a colleague if the request is made in writing to Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., NCNP Registration, East Holly Avenue, Box 56, Pitman, NJ 080710056. Substitutes must have copy of original confirmation.

8:30 am ­ 10:00 am 10:30 am ­ 12:00 noon

FHEA Prep Course Daily (full-day)

FHEA Prep Plus Conference $____________ Daily (half-day)

1st 2nd 3rd

Workshops

(additional fee)

(choose 3 in order of preference) Thursday, May 19, 1:30 ­ 5:00 pm Friday, May 20, 1:30 ­ 5:00 pm

Workshop Fee(s) Guest Fee Total Amount Enclosed

2 Workshops per Attendee. Please indicate three choices. Your workshop will take precedence over the nonpaid session at the same time and date.

Special Needs: Please contact 1-800-346-7844 x7750 for any special needs related to a disability.

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