2023 Pulmonary Conference

Pittsburgh, PA US
March 3, 2023

Target Audience

Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and health care workers are interested in increasing their pulmonary patient care knowledge.

Learning Objectives

8:00 a.m.        Pleural Effusions – Rajeev Dhupar, M.D.
• At the end of the presentation the participant will identify management best practices and complications of thoracentesis of pleural effusions management.   Describe management of pleural effusions

9:00 a.m.    Update on the Long-Term Effects of COVID Jennifer McComb, M.D.
• At the end of the presentation the participant will be able to describe signs and symptoms of long-term COVID effects and appropriate interventions. 
• Review the signs and symptoms and complaints of long-haul COVID 19 survivors
• Evaluate the literature to look for patterns to these problems as more and more patients are surviving this infection
• Look for effective therapies and treatments for patients

10:00 a.m.     Health Care Internet Safety and Ethics – Kristopher Daugherty 
• At the end of the presentation the participant will list identify healthcare information security risks and list best practices for handling patient information for an optimal security culture. 
• Learn tips for staying safe online and best practices for handling patient information in the age of digital healthcare. 
 
11:00 a.m.    Preop Cardiopulmonary Testing – Neil Christie, M.D.
• At the end of the presentation the participant will name one pulmonary risk factor that  pre-op testing could identify. 

12:45 p.m.    Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing
Paula Jernigan, M.D.
• At the end of the presentation the participant can describe the presentation, evaluation, and management of pediatric sleep disorder breathing. 
• Describe the clinical presentation, evaluation, and management of pediatric sleep disordered breathing

1:45 p.m.    “How Do We Stay Safe from Future Pandemics” – Ashley Ayres 
• At the end of the presentation the participant will describe future approaches to limit harm and improve public safety for future pandemic management 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/05/2022
Course expires: 
06/30/2023
Event starts: 
03/03/2023 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
03/03/2023 - 2:45pm EST
Cost:
$1.00
Herberman Conference Center
5230 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
United States

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.25 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 6.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.25 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by emailing lucasws@upmc.edu.

All cancellations must be sent via email to Wendy Lucas at lucasws@upmc.edu. Cancellations received before Friday, February 24, 2023 will be refunded in full. After Friday, February 24, 2023, no refunds will be made.

For more information, please contact Wendy Lucas at lucasws@upmc.edu.