APP Mini Conference: 2024 Spring into Learning

March 9, 2024

This activity will impact the interprofessional healthcare team (CRNP and PA-C) by allowing learners to gain knowledge on a variety of topics including: on the utility, benefits, and limitations of commonly ordered genetic tests, gain knowledge of when and how to prescribe treatment for Expedited Partner Therapy, review new therapies for prevention of RSV, understand how sickle cell disease can affect several body symptoms, and learn what tests can be ordered to diagnose and treat constipation. By gaining knowledge, providers participating in the activity will be able to apply learned material into clinical practice.

Target Audience

Nurse Practitioner

Physician Assistant

Learning Objectives

 

Upon completion of this course the learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss the role of the Genetic Counselor as a member of the healthcare team.
  2. List common indications for a Medical Genetics consult/appointment.
  3. Verbalize understanding of the utility, benefits, and limitations of commonly ordered genetic tests.
  4. Define Expedited Partner Therapy and UPMC EPT Policy
  5. Identify patient population that qualifies for EPT and review prescribing options/limitations.
  6. Review anticipatory guidance and patient education regarding EPT
  7. Identify patients that are candidates for EPT
  8. Understand process for sending EPT Rx’s
  9. Familiarize with EPT patient education topics
  10. Describe the significance of RSV in the newborn.
  11. Discuss preventative and treatment options.
  12. Review CDC Updates on product availability and patient selection
  13. Verbalize understanding of clinical considerations with sickle cell disease care
  14. List currently available sickle cell disease treatments.
  15. List clinical considerations for newly approved gene therapy treatment options CRISPR and Lyfgenia.
  16. Identify difference between functional and organic constipation/fecal incontinence.
  17. Discuss how to diagnose functional and organic constipation & what tests to order
  18. Identify when to refer to Peds GI

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    • 3.00 Pharmacotherapeutic
Course opens: 
02/01/2024
Course expires: 
03/23/2024
Event starts: 
03/09/2024 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
03/09/2024 - 12:00pm EST
UPMC: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh via Teams
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

 Leslie KW Cyprych, MS MPH, CGC

Yuliya Early, PA-C and Shannon Bickmore, PA-C

Mary Beth Pasqualicchio

Maggie Holtz, PA-C 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Affiliate of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. 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 teamThe University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.  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 4 contact hours.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)

The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

"3 contact hours are approved fir advanced pharmacotherapeutic hours"

Available Credit

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