2014 RNS Annual Conference

2014 Annual Conference Agenda

Day
1
Thursday: August 7, 2014
Registration open from 7:00am to 9:00am
7:00am to 9:00am
Contact hours: 0.0
9:00am to 11:00am
Track A
Essentials
Contact hours:
2.0
Define the role of the rheumatology nurse using the Scope and Standards of Practice for Rheumatology Nursing.
Differentiate between two main rheumatic disease diagnoses by signs and symptoms.
Identify labs used to monitor disease activity and medication efficacy.
Identify two classes of drugs, when they are used, route of administration and how to monitor for efficacy.
Integrate knowledge of rheumatic disease and effective communication to formulate plan of care.
Identify two opportunities of discussion for newly diagnosed patients with RA.
Identify three topics of concern that the RA patient may have..
Define the diagnosis of rheumatic disease in the pediatric patient.
Identify disease symptoms specific to children with lupus.
Discuss the most common biologic medications and immunosuppressants used in pediatric rheumatology to treat lupus.
Nurse Manager
Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center
Baltimore, MD
Philadelphia, PA
Annelle Reed
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Children's of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
9:00am to 10:00am
Track B
Essentials
Contact hours:
1.0
Demonstrate a comprehensive joint assessment to evaluate disease activity in a patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Describe the unique exam techniques required to assess degree of disease activity of a patient with spondyloarthropathy.
Discuss unique findings involving the skin in pediatric SLE (lupus), JDM (dermatomyositis, and systemic JIA.
Discuss skin and miscellaneous findings associated with other pediatric Rheumatology diseases.
Adult Nurse Practitioner- DNP
Long Island Regional Arthritis & Osteoporosis Care, Inc.
Babylon, NY
Annelle Reed
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Children's of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
10:00am to 11:00am
Track B
Essentials
Contact hours:
1.0
Describe the principles of ICD coding, focusing on ICD10 in rheumatologic diseases and comorbidities.
Discuss the steps used to determine appropriate ICD10 codes in rheumatology.
Demonstrate use of ICD10 coding in various case scenarios.
Answer any questions and offer guidance on questions.
Kellar Rogers
Practice Management Administrator
Greenwood Regional Rheumatology Center
Ninety Six, SC
11:00am to 11:15am
Contact hours: 0.0
11:15am to 12:15pm
Essentials
Contact hours:
1.0
Identify new rheumatologic drugs, to include mechanism of action, and new FDA indications for previously approved drugs since July 2013.
Discuss biosimilars; distinguish “similar” from “generic”.
Discuss drugs currently in the “pipeline” (those that are likely to get approval).
Manager
Gibbs Infusion Pharmacy
Chesnee, SC
12:15pm to 1:45pm
Contact hours: 0.0
1:45pm to 3:45pm
Essentials
Contact hours:
2.0
Classify the major players (regulators and mediators) in the immune system
Discuss a basic immune system response to infection and inflammation
Translate autoimmune disease concepts of major rheumatologic conditions into information that is understandable to patients.
Q&A
Elizabeth Kirchner
Nurse Practitioner
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
3:45pm to 4:00pm
Contact hours: 0.0
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Essentials
Contact hours:
1.0
Identify appropriate IV access sites of the upper extremities.
Discuss vein pathophysiology, anatomy, and manage possible obstacles to successful IV start.
Use available feedback to problem solve difficult IV starts, and correct common IV start complications.
Q&A
Infusion Suite Coordinator
Piedmont Arthritis Clinic
Greenville, SC
5:00pm to 5:15pm
Contact hours: 0.0
5:15pm to 6:15pm
Evidences
Contact hours: 0.0
Day
2
Friday: August 8, 2014
Exhibit Hall open from 12:15pm to 5:15pm
7:00am to 8:30am
Contact hours: 0.0
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing
Huntsville, AL
8:30am to 8:45am
Contact hours: 0.0
8:45am to 9:00am
Contact hours: 0.0
Nurse Practitioner
Beals Institute
Lansing, MI
9:00am to 10:00am
Evaluations
Contact hours:
1.0
Identify and review rarely seen rheumatologic diseases with consideration in the differential diagnosis, diagnostic protocols, and common outcomes.
Discuss treatment protocols and options, disease and treatment monitoring.
Discuss the nurse’s role in diagnosing, monitoring, and treatment outcomes.
Learn techniques for diagnosing unusual syndromes.
Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Hartford, CT
10:00am to 11:00am
Evaluations
Contact hours:
1.0
Summarize the basic evidence-based features involved with polymyositis and dermatomyositis in adult and pediatric patients.
Review how diagnosis is made, what specific information is valuable for the nurse involved in the diagnosis of the patient with polymyositis and dermatomyositis.
Provide the treatment options available to the polymyositis and dermatomyositis patient and integrate potential rheumatologic nursing practices with the treatment and management of the patient with polymyositis and dermatomyositis.
Provide time for a Q&A session regarding the presentation
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
11:00am to 11:15am
Contact hours: 0.0
11:15am to 12:15pm
Evaluations
Contact hours:
1.0
Rheumatologist
Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center
Franklin, WI
12:15pm to 1:45pm
Contact hours: 0.0
1:45pm to 2:45pm
Efficiencies
Contact hours:
1.0
Recognize and differentiate two features of spondyloarthritis using evidence-based criteria from the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society ( ASAS).
Formulate and determine treatment strategies for patients with spondyloarthropathies.
Distinguish and construct an optimal treatment regimen as a healthcare provider for your patient with spondyloarthritis.
President
Greenwood Regional Rheumatology Center
Greenwood, SC
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Efficiencies
Contact hours:
1.0
Describe a general overview of the Affordable Care Act, including changes in access to insurance, plan types, and with a discussion of basic benefits and limitations.
Provide actual and potential effects on the practice of rheumatology including access to specialists, access to biologics, outpatient diagnostic services, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
Discuss the role of the nurse (APRN and RN) as a healthcare provider and as an advocate in the new delivery of healthcare.
Owner and NP
NP from Home, LLC
Munds Park, AZ
3:45pm to 4:00pm
Contact hours: 0.0
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Efficiencies
Contact hours:
1.0
Rheumatologist
Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center
Franklin, WI
5:15pm to 6:15pm
Evidences
Contact hours: 0.0
Day
3
Saturday: August 9, 2014
Exhibit Hall open from 7:00am to 12:15pm
7:00am to 9:00am
Contact hours: 0.0
9:00am to 10:00am
Engagements
Contact hours:
1.0
Confirm desire to speak with health care provider about sexual concerns
Identify at least (2) of the 10 myths about sexual intimacy
Identify at least (3) most common patient concerns related to intimacy and their health
Identify (2) of the (3) factors that are imperative to maintenance of a healthy intimate relationship
Identify the (2) largest sexual organs on the body
Nurse Practitioner
Beals Institute
Lansing, MI
10:00am to 11:00am
Engagements
Contact hours:
1.0
Describe key components of SM for chronic pain.
Recognize barriers to providing SM for chronic pain patients.
Utilize Brief Action Planning to promote self management.
Identify at least 3 tools available now for promoting self management for our patients.
Adult Nurse Practitioner- DNP
Long Island Regional Arthritis & Osteoporosis Care, Inc.
Babylon, NY
11:00am to 11:15am
Contact hours: 0.0
11:15am to 12:15pm
Engagements
Contact hours:
1.0
Review diagnosis of JIA and appropriate testing and treatments
Discuss general principles of autoimmune disease symptoms, diagnosis, and management specific to children with lupus, dermatomyositis, and scleroderma
Describe laboratory tests which would be most useful in the evaluation, diagnosis, and prognosis of lupus, dermatomyositis, and scleroderma
Discuss the most common biologic medications and immunosuppressants used in pediatric rheumatology to treat lupus, dermatomyositis, and scleroderma.
Annelle Reed
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Children's of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
12:15pm to 1:45pm
Contact hours: 0.0
1:45pm to 2:45pm
Track A
Engagements
Contact hours:
1.0
Discuss two reasons for performing a joint count.
Discuss which joints are measured in the 44 and 28 joint count assessment.
Demonstrate proper technique used to assess a joint.
Nurse Manager
Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center
Baltimore, MD
Philadelphia, PA
Nurse Practitioner
Beals Institute
Lansing, MI
1:45pm to 2:45pm
Track B
Engagements
Contact hours:
1.0
Appraise and describe two indications for joint aspiration.
Appraise and describe two indications for joint injection.
Expand on topics and answer audience questions.
Rheumatologist
LowCountry Rheumatology
Charleston, SC
2:45pm to 3:00pm
Contact hours: 0.0
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Engagements
Contact hours: 0.0
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing
Huntsville, AL
Nurse Practitioner
Beals Institute
Lansing, MI

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