2015 Advanced Practice
Care Through the Ages
April 9-10, 2015
Conference description and goals
Mayo Continuing Nursing Education is pleased to present an important conference planned by and for all advanced practice nurses. This conference offers a unique opportunity to affirm common roots across advanced practice nursing roles. It is designed to address issues around advanced nursing practice related to care of patients of all ages. This year’s conference will focus on clinical topics specific to advanced nursing practice with tracks designed for clinical nurse specialists, adult and pediatric nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse midwives.
The goals of the conference are to:
• Identify resources to assist advanced practice nurses in serving patients and families throughout their life spans and in different settings.
• Explore holistic wellness practices for self-care and for engaging in conversations with patients.
• Describe strategies for alleviating the impact of a critical event.
• Provide educational and networking opportunities for advanced practice nurses.
Date and location
The conference will be held Thursday and Friday, April 9-10, 2015, in the Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, 100 Second Avenue SW, Rochester, Minnesota.
The conference is designed for adult and pediatric advanced practice nurses, including nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants, students, and other healthcare professionals.
Nationally known companies will display the latest in medical products, pharmaceuticals, and services. You will have opportunities on Thursday, April 9, 2015 to visit the exhibits, interact with representatives, enjoy refreshments, and network with colleagues.
Posters will be presented on Friday, April 10, 2015. Nursing colleagues will share innovative ideas, nursing research, and practice issues over breakfast and breaks.
Continuing education credit
Mayo Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Participants can earn up to 10.75 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the conference and completion of the evaluation.
Deadline: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Conference registration fee: $250
Registrations received after March 19, 2015, will be accepted on a space-available basis.
The registration fee includes all conference materials, breakfast, break refreshments, and lunch on both days. Registrations cannot be shared.
Visit https://cne.education-registration.com to register.
Out of respect for conference participants, children are restricted from the conference.
If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee, less an administrative fee, will be refunded when notification is received by Mayo Continuing Nursing Education by Thursday, March 19, 2015 (fax#: 507-266-6910 or e-mail: email@example.com). No refunds will be made on or after March 19, 2015. Mayo Continuing Nursing Education reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Continuing Nursing Education must cancel or postpone this conference, Mayo Continuing Nursing Education will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
Maria van Pelt, CRNA, MSA, MSN, PhD(c) is currently a PhD
candidate in Nursing at Villanova University. Her current research interest is the aftermath of perioperative catastrophes on nurse anesthetists and the impact on patient safety and provider wellness. She is on the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) Executive Committee, Board of Directors and the Committee for Education and Training. She has served on the AANA Wellness Committee and is the current Chair of the Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthetists Wellness Committee. She was named the 2012 AANA Foundation Doctoral Fellow and selected for the 2012 Kay Wagner Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists Practice & Research Doctoral Fellowship. She recently graduated from the American Hospital Association/National Patient Safety Foundation Patient Safety/Leadership Fellowship 2013-14. Ms. Van Pelt was the Program Director for the University of PA Nurse Anesthesia Program until 2012 and is currently the Team Leader for the Neurosurgery, Vascular & Thoracic Departments at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine.
Cassie Weness, RD, LD, received a Bachelor of Science in food and
nutrition and a minor in health education from North Dakota State University. Prior to joining Nutritional Weight & Wellness in 2007, she worked as a nutrition counselor at Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, P.A. where she specialized in nutrition for pregnancy, diabetes, obesity, cholesterol and other women’s health needs. Ms. Weness’ experience also includes being a nutrition educator for the Missouri Beef Industry Council; nutrition instructor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts; and Diabetes Specialist for Eli Lilly & Company helping educate healthcare professionals. She resides in Otsego, Minnesota, with her husband and 2 children.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
7:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits
7:45 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
8:00 a.m. Plenary Session I
The Aftermath of Adverse Events: Our (APRN’s) Voices Are Finally Heard!
Maria van Pelt, CRNA, MSA, MSN, PhD(c), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
9:15 a.m. Break with Exhibits
9:45 a.m. Concurrent Session I
11 Child Sex Trafficking: Case Studies from a Child Advocacy Center
Lisa Fink, CNP, RN, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
12 Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy: Screening, Treatment, and When to Refer
Ellen M. Brodrick, APRN, CNM, ANP, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
13 Surgical Management and Considerations in the Treatment of Obesity
Natalie Masco, DNP, RN, FNP-C, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York
14 Is There a Provider on Board?
Marci Farquhar-Snow, MN, RN, CCRN, CMC, ACNP-BC,
Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona
Zachary Harsell, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Concurrent Session II
21 Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes
Marci Farquhar-Snow, MN, RN, CCRN, CMC, ACNP-BC, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona
22 Preconception Health: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
Julie Fitzgerald, PhD, RN, Ramapo College of New Jersey,
Mahwah, New Jersey
23 Systematic Identification and Management of Sleep Apnea in Hospitalized Patients: Implementation of an Inter-Professional Care Guideline
Lisa Kuhen, RN, DNP (c), MSN, APRN-BC, CNP, Lake Pulmonary Associates, Willoughby, Ohio
24 Barriers and Facilitators to Electronic Medical Record Documentation for the Anesthesia Provider
Todd LaDage, BSN, RN, RNAI, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois
11:30 a.m. Lunch with Exhibits
12:45 p.m. Concurrent Session III
31 The Effects of Unit-Specific Evidence Based RBC Transfusion Guideline on Clinical Practice: Adherence Review and Cost Saving Analysis
Lindsay Beniwal, MS, RN, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
32 Not Your Average Faint
Monica Farnsworth, MS, RN, NES, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
33 Patient Education and Anticoagulation Therapy in a Cardiac Population
12:45 p.m. Concurrent Session III - continued
34 The Power of “Words”: Something Said Only One Time Can Make the Difference in One Person’s Lifetime...Peer Support and Making the Difference!
Maria van Pelt, CRNA, MSA, MSN, PhD(c), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
35 Adjusting Pregnant Moms: A Focus on Webster Technique
Melissa Brennan, DC, FICPA, Brennan Family Chiropractic and Nutrition Center, Rochester, Minnesota
1:30 p.m. Break
1:45 p.m. Concurrent Session IV
41 Childhood Obesity Risk and Maternal Child Feeding Practices: A Systematic Review
Michon Miles, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Heartland Pediatrics, Marion, Illinois
42 Matter of the Heart: Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative in Primary Care
Kimberly J. L. Carney, DNP, MSN, RN, Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks, Fayetteville, Arkansas
43 Considerations for Care of the Complex Patient Undergoing GI Endoscopy
Monique R. Bowersox, CRNA, RN, and Lisa Pisney, CNP, RN, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
44 A Time to Precept: Strategies for Efficient Clinical Teaching
Suzan Ulrich, DrPH, MSN, RN, Saint Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota
45 Nutrition Response Testing: Improving Health with Whole Food Diet and Supplementation
Melissa Brennan, DC, FICPA, and Kelli Snellings, CMT, Brennan Family Chiropractic and Nutrition Center, Rochester, Minnesota
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Concurrent Session V
51 Total Artificial Heart: The Clinical Nurse Specialist Role from ICU to Home
Jacqueline Gordon, MSN, RN, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
52 LGBT Health, “What I Wish They Would Have Taught Me in Nursing School”
Cheryl Leiningen, DNP, RN, APN-BC, Monmouth University, W. Long Branch, New Jersey
53 The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Treatment Decision-Making of the Terminally Ill
Isabelle Skurka, RN, MS, ANP-BC, AACC, Franciscan Saint Margaret Health, Hammond, Indiana
54 The Translation of Homelessness into Healthcare Risk for Youth
Inger Anthony, DNP, MS, RN, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois
55 Addiction to Prescription Drugs and Health Care Providers
LaChelle Wieme, RN, CRNA, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Plenary Session II
In the Know: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Improving Identification and Treatment of Patients with Diabetes in the Perioperative Setting
Jean Guyer, DNP, RN, CRNA, and Kristina Pearson, MS, RN, CNS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
4:45 p.m. Adjourn
Friday, April 10, 2015
7:00 a.m. Breakfast with Posters
7:45 a.m. Announcements
8:00 a.m. Plenary Session III
Living a Resilient Life
Susanne Cutshall, DNP, RN, APRN-CNS, APHN, HWNC, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
9:00 a.m. Plenary Session IV
An Update in Hypertension Management
John G. O’Meara, PharmD, BCPS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
9:45 a.m. Break with Posters
10:15 a.m. Concurrent Session VI
61 Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP): An Overview and Experiential Session
Susan M. Skinner, MS, RN, CNM, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
62 Radiation: A Concern for Advanced Practice Nurses?
Bettina M. Thompson, CRNA, MNA, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
63 Exploring Barriers Among Primary Care Providers in Referring Patients to Hospice
Lisa Torres, DNP, MSN, FNP, PNP, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
64 Utilization of Biofield Therapies for Management of Pain, Anxiety, and Nausea on an Inpatient Surgical Unit
Jean M. Schulte, RN, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
11:00 a.m. Pick Up Box Lunch
11:20 a.m. Lunch and Learn: Plenary Session V
Everything You Wanted to Know About Women’s Sexual Health, But Didn’t Know How To Ask
Stephanie S. Faubion MD and Jordan Rullo PhD, LP, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
12:05 p.m. Plenary Session VI
Key Vitamins and Minerals for Good Health
Cassie Weness, RD, LD, Nutritional Weight & Wellness, St. Paul, Minnesota
Lodging and parking
Rooms have been reserved for conference participants and their guests at the
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Rochester (507-281-8000) at a rate of $149 per
night and the Centerstone Plaza Hotel (1-800-366-2067) at a rate of $85 per night. The rates listed may be extended before and after the conference based on availability. To ensure accommodations, please make your reservation by
Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Reservation requests received after this date will
be accepted on a space available basis.
Visit www.mayoclinic.org/travel-rst/maps.html for a map indicating the location of downtown parking facilities. The cost of parking is not included in the registration fee.
About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being
by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.
Mayo Continuing Nursing Education conducts educational conferences that
will advance nursing practice.
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American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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Conference planning committee
Shelley P. Ahrens, DNP, RN, CNP, CNS Laura A. Allen, GNP-BC
Dorothy F. Bell, MS, RN-BC (retired) Monique R. Bowersox, RN, CRNA Megan E. Hylland, BS
Ann R. Loth, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, HWNC-BC, APHN, BC Kimberly A. Schmidt, MAOM, MSN, RN
Mary E. Shirk. Marienau, PhD(c), MS, CRNA Susan M. Skinner, MS, RN, CNM
Heather L. Stonelake-French, MS, RN, ACNS BC®, AOCNS®
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