2023 Pulmonary Conference
Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and health care workers are interested in increasing their pulmonary patient care knowledge.
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
The Pulmonary Conference on March 3rd was changed to a virtual conference and it is now free.
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
The information presented at this program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
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.
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.
- 6.25 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 6.25 Attendance
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All cancellations must be sent via email to Wendy Lucas at email@example.com. Cancellations received before Friday, February 24, 2023 will be refunded in full. After Friday, February 24, 2023, no refunds will be made.
Contact either Breen Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-623-7114
Wendy Lucas at email@example.com. or 412-623-0305