Advanced Practice Provider Academy

August 27, 2021 to August 28, 2021

This two-day, multidisciplinary interactive course aims to empower and enable advanced practice providers to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to build successful and fulfilling careers both clinically and non-clinically. 

After surveying a group of 200 current advanced practice providers (APPs), the APP Council has carefully reviewed and selected the topics for this two-day course; based solely on the valued input from the current APPs. The course will aim to enhance leadership, clinical, and procedural skills by offering both virtual and in-person didactic and skill building sessions split between the two days of courses. The APP Council appreciates the responses we received from this survey, and hopes that the material covered during these sessions will provide real-world benefits to all APPs as they grow and progress in their careers.

Target Audience

APP Academy is intended for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and CRNAs currently practicing in a hospital-based setting.  After surveying a group of current advanced practice providers (APPs), the APP Council has carefully reviewed and selected the topics for this two-day course; based solely on the valued input from the current APPs. The course will aim to enhance leadership, clinical, and procedural skills by offering both virtual and in-person didactic and skill building sessions split between the two days of courses. The APP Council appreciates the responses we received from this survey, and hopes that the material covered during these sessions will provide real-world benefits to all APPs as they grow and progress in their careers.

Learning Objectives

•    Expand clinical knowledge and technical skills regarding acute and critical care skills.
•    Increase awareness of clinical management of COVID patient population in the hospital and via telehealth.
•    Engage in professional development opportunities with UPMC leadership and the role of APPs.
•    Enhance existing knowledge and learn new skills that can be further built upon in daily practice.  
•    Opportunity for direct demonstration, personalized instruction, and extensive hands-on practice in fundamental skills for the APP through a full day of simulation labs.
 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
06/02/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
08/27/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
08/28/2021 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$1.00
WISER at UPMC Passavant

Parking:
TBD- shuttle service provided by Passavant free of charge.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Course Directors: 
 
Alexandrea Bartow, MBA, MSN, ACNP-BC, CSSGB  
Director, APP Education and Development  
Clinical Instructor, Cardiothoracic Surgery  
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery  
UPMC Presbyterian   
  
Theresa Celender, MPAS, PA-C  
Senior Physician Assistant  
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery  
UPMC Passavant  
  
Allison Lewis, MBA, MSN, CRNA  
Clinical Director Nurse Anesthesia  
Department of Anesthesia  
UPMC Passavant  
  
Megan Tomaino, MPAS, PA-C  
Senior Physician Assistant  
Department of Anesthesia   
UMPC Passavant 

This activity is approved for the following credit: ANCC, and AAPA Category 1 CME. 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

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

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Registration Information: 

Registration fees for practicing Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are $50 for the entire course.  

Registration fee includes: 
•    AAPA, AANA and ANCC credit  
•    Breakfast and lunch for in-person course days
•    Opioid training hours  
•    Didactic materials provided 
•    UPMC gift 
•    Networking opportunities 
  
Registration can be canceled without penalty up until August 9, 2021. After August 9, 2021, cancellation will be subject to a $25.00 administrative fee.