National Conference for
Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care (NPAC)

Message from the Conference Chair

Barkley & Associates, Inc. is honored to invite you to participate in the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care (NPAC) 2018! Join hundreds of colleagues from throughout the country as we celebrate with this year’s conference theme, “Expanding Our Horizons!”

From many requests after last year’s NPAC Conference, six Advanced Procedures Workshops kick off Pre-Conferences on Wednesday and Thursday, November 7-8, 2018. These outstanding sessions are designed to be fully hands-on with individual faculty attention! Further, all Advanced Procedures Workshops are approved to meet the AANPCB requirement of 30 hours in emergency care procedural skills to be eligible to sit for national Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) certification. As seats are very limited to allow maximum faculty attention, please be sure to register early to ensure your spot!

New to Pre-Conferences this year is the ability to also attend the Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) Course! To assist NPs in improving patient care outcomes during the first hours of a patient’s neurological emergency, these 8 full hours of instructor-led training will run Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. If attendees wish, this CE credit can be used as part of the requirement to obtain ENLS Certification.

While Advanced Procedures Workshops and the ENLS course continue, Thursday, November 8, 2018, features two more, state-of-the art Pre-Conferences to benefit all practitioners working in acute care. 12-Lead EKG Workshop: From the Start to Competent in 3 Hours! and Advanced Imaging & Radiology Workshop: CTs, MRIs, PET, and More! are anticipated to be filled to standing room only. Come early to sharpen your skills in several of our super Pre-Conferences!

A final opportunity to expand procedures skills will be offered on Sunday, immediately following the closing session as a Post-Conference. Procedures Workshop: Advanced Suturing will offer an in-depth, hands-on experience for those needing to sharpen techniques in suturing.

Full conference registration is open all day on Thursday, and the main event commences at 4:00 p.m. Following opening remarks, the conference Keynote Address, given by Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN, Assistant Dean for Clinical Scholarship, and Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University, is sure to ignite the audience as she addresses, Advancing NP Practice: Setting the Future Agenda! Immediately following, we will adjourn to what will be another remarkable Welcome Reception and Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall. This night in Las Vegas provides countless networking opportunities, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, “drinks,” and all that the exhibitors have to offer.

A rich and diverse conference program, with literally something for everyone, continues all day Friday and Saturday. Packed with general sessions presented by conference faculty with both national and international reputations, there will not be a session to miss. The conference speakers are all simply, “Second to none!” Also, capitalize on the two peer-reviewed attendee Poster Sessions held on Friday and Saturday which will highlight the most recent research and scholarly projects/activities by NPs in acute care.

Late Saturday and Sunday morning, the conference focus shifts to include the latest Pharmacology Updates in Acute Care to maximize attendees’ pharmacology continuing education requirements. While there, also remember to explore all that the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding area have to offer! And remember… What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas… right?

Take the time, come and learn, re-charge, and enjoy. I look forward to seeing you on November 7-11, 2018 for what I know will be another amazing conference to celebrate the success of all nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses working in acute care!

Sincerely,

Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
Conference Chair
and
President
Barkley & Associates, Inc.

National Conference for
Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care (NPAC)

Conference Schedule


Reasons Not To Miss!

 

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Pre-Conference 1.1
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Central Line Placement & Vascular Access

(EJ, IJ, Subclavian, Femoral Sites & Intraosseous Line Placement;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 1.2
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Difficult Airway Management

(Adjunct Airways [nasal trumpet, oral airway, LMA], Endotracheal Intubation, Use of Bougie, King Airway Tube Placement, Cricothyrotomy, & Other Strategies;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 1.3
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Thoracentesis, Needle Decompression, & Chest Tube Insertion – including Pigtail Catheters
(Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 1.4
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, & Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (EFAST) Exam
(Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 1.5
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Managing Extremity Issues
(Digital Blocks, Regional Anesthesia, I & D of Abscesses, Nail Trephination, Simple Suturing;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 1.6
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Emergency HEENT Procedures
(Tonometry, Eye Exams with Surface Staining, Ocular Foreign Body Removal, Dental Emergencies including Dental Blocks, Nasal Packing, Nose & Ear Foreign Body Removal;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pre-Conference 2.1
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Central Line Placement & Vascular Access

(EJ, IJ, Subclavian, Femoral Sites & Intraosseous Line Placement;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 2.2
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Difficult Airway Management

(Adjunct Airways [nasal trumpet, oral airway, LMA], Endotracheal Intubation, Use of Bougie, King Airway Tube Placement, Cricothyrotomy, & Other Strategies;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 2.3
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Thoracentesis, Needle Decompression, & Chest Tube Insertion – including Pigtail Catheters
(Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 2.4
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, & Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (EFAST) Exam
(Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 2.5
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Managing Extremity Issues
(Digital Blocks, Regional Anesthesia, I & D of Abscesses, Nail Trephination, Simple Suturing;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 2.6
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Emergency HEENT Procedures
(Tonometry, Eye Exams with Surface Staining, Ocular Foreign Body Removal, Dental Emergencies including Dental Blocks, Nasal Packing, Nose & Ear Foreign Body Removal;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference 3
Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) Course – Part 1

Sarah Livesay, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACNS-BC
Susan C. Yeager, MS, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FNCS

ENLS is an educational program designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient care and outcomes during the critical first hours of a patient’s neurological emergency. ENLS demonstrates a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach and provides a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and suggested communication to use during patient management. This ENLS course is an instructor-led training session that offers a robust introduction to each course topic through instructor-led classroom training. If attendees wish, this CE credit can be used as part of the requirement to obtain ENLS Certification. (Seats are limited; 8.0 contact hours; 2.5 hours of Advanced Pharmacology)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference 4.1
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Central Line Placement & Vascular Access

(EJ, IJ, Subclavian, Femoral Sites & Intraosseous Line Placement;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 4.2
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Difficult Airway Management

(Adjunct Airways [nasal trumpet, oral airway, LMA], Endotracheal Intubation, Use of Bougie, King Airway Tube Placement, Cricothyrotomy, & Other Strategies;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 4.3
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Thoracentesis, Needle Decompression, & Chest Tube Insertion – including Pigtail Catheters
(Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 4.4
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, & Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (EFAST) Exam
(Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 4.5
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Managing Extremity Issues
(Digital Blocks, Regional Anesthesia, I & D of Abscesses, Nail Trephination, Simple Suturing;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 4.6
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Emergency HEENT Procedures
(Tonometry, Eye Exams with Surface Staining, Ocular Foreign Body Removal, Dental Emergencies including Dental Blocks, Nasal Packing, Nose & Ear Foreign Body Removal;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Pre-Conference 5.1
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Central Line Placement & Vascular Access

(EJ, IJ, Subclavian, Femoral Sites & Intraosseous Line Placement;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 5.2
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Difficult Airway Management

(Adjunct Airways [nasal trumpet, oral airway, LMA], Endotracheal Intubation, Use of Bougie, King Airway Tube Placement, Cricothyrotomy, & Other Strategies;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 5.3
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Thoracentesis, Needle Decompression, & Chest Tube Insertion – including Pigtail Catheters
(Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 5.4
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, & Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (EFAST) Exam
(Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 4.5
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Managing Extremity Issues
(Digital Blocks, Regional Anesthesia, I & D of Abscesses, Nail Trephination, Simple Suturing; Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 5.6
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Emergency HEENT Procedures
(Tonometry, Eye Exams with Surface Staining, Ocular Foreign Body Removal, Dental Emergencies including Dental Blocks, Nasal Packing, Nose & Ear Foreign Body Removal;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference 6.1
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Central Line Placement & Vascular Access

(EJ, IJ, Subclavian, Femoral Sites & Intraosseous Line Placement;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 6.2
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Difficult Airway Management

(Adjunct Airways [nasal trumpet, oral airway, LMA], Endotracheal Intubation, Use of Bougie, King Airway Tube Placement, Cricothyrotomy, & Other Strategies;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 6.3
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Thoracentesis, Needle Decompression, & Chest Tube Insertion – including Pigtail Catheters
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 6.4
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, & Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (EFAST) Exam
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 6.5
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Managing Extremity Issues
(Digital Blocks, Regional Anesthesia, I & D of Abscesses, Nail Trephination, Simple Suturing; Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 6.6
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Emergency HEENT Procedures
(Tonometry, Eye Exams with Surface Staining, Ocular Foreign Body Removal, Dental Emergencies including Dental Blocks, Nasal Packing, Nose & Ear Foreign Body Removal;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)

Reasons Not To Miss!

 

6:30 a.m.
Conference Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference 3 (continued)
Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) Course – Part 2

Sarah Livesay, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACNS-BC
Susan C. Yeager, MS, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FNCS
ENLS is an educational program designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient care and outcomes during the critical first hours of a patient’s neurological emergency. ENLS demonstrates a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach and provides a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and suggested communication to use during patient management. This ENLS course is an instructor-led training session that offers a robust introduction to each course topic through instructor-led classroom training. If attendees wish, this CE credit can be used as part of the requirement to obtain ENLS Certification. (Seats are limited; 8.0 contact hours; 2.5 hours of Advanced Pharmacology)
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Pre-Conference 7
12 Lead EKG Workshop: From the Start to Competent in 3 Hours!

Joan King, PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAANP
Regardless of one’s background in 12 Lead EKG interpretation, this presentation targets all NPs to increase confidence and proficiency in clinical practice. This session begins by reviewing the foundational principles of 12 Lead EKGs and then builds on these to guide the participant in expanding their expertise for identifying a variety of 12 Lead EKG patterns including inferior, septal, anterior, lateral, and posterior infarctions.Right ventricular infarction patterns will also be discussed in terms of their importance and association with inferior and posterior infarctions. In addition, criteria for identifying reciprocal changes, left and right ventricular hypertrophy, strain, and left and right bundle branch blocks will be presented, as well as important implications.Examples of each of these 12 Lead EKG findings will be presented. By the end, you’ll go from the start to competent in 3 hours!(Seats are limited; 3.0 contact hours; 0.5 hours of Advanced Pharmacology; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Pre-Conference 8.1
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Central Line Placement & Vascular Access

(EJ, IJ, Subclavian, Femoral Sites & Intraosseous Line Placement;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 8.2
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Difficult Airway Management

(Adjunct Airways [nasal trumpet, oral airway, LMA], Endotracheal Intubation, Use of Bougie, King Airway Tube Placement, Cricothyrotomy, & Other Strategies;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 8.3
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Thoracentesis, Needle Decompression, & Chest Tube Insertion – including Pigtail Catheters
(Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 8.4
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, & Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (EFAST) Exam
(Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 8.5
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Managing Extremity Issues
(Digital Blocks, Regional Anesthesia, I & D of Abscesses, Nail Trephination, Simple Suturing;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 8.6
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Emergency HEENT Procedures
(Tonometry, Eye Exams with Surface Staining, Ocular Foreign Body Removal, Dental Emergencies including Dental Blocks, Nasal Packing, Nose & Ear Foreign Body Removal;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pre-Conference 9.1
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Central Line Placement & Vascular Access

(EJ, IJ, Subclavian, Femoral Sites & Intraosseous Line Placement;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 9.2
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Difficult Airway Management

(Adjunct Airways [nasal trumpet, oral airway, LMA], Endotracheal Intubation, Use of Bougie, King Airway Tube Placement, Cricothyrotomy, & Other Strategies;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 9.3
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Thoracentesis, Needle Decompression, & Chest Tube Insertion – including Pigtail Catheters
(Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 9.4
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, & Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (EFAST) Exam
(Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 9.5
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Managing Extremity Issues
(Digital Blocks, Regional Anesthesia, I & D of Abscesses, Nail Trephination, Simple Suturing;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 9.6
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Emergency HEENT Procedures
(Tonometry, Eye Exams with Surface Staining, Ocular Foreign Body Removal, Dental Emergencies including Dental Blocks, Nasal Packing, Nose & Ear Foreign Body Removal;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
12:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Pre-Conference 10
Advanced Imaging and Radiology Workshop: CTs, MRIs, PET, and More!
Rita Dello Stritto, PhD, RN, CNS, ENP, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Knowing the difference between various radiology techniques and protocol is vital knowledge for all NPs. Beyond the basic x-ray, advanced imaging and radiology provide a mechanism to more effectively diagnose complex patient conditions. This presentation will explore appropriate imaging technologies for NPs to consider when evaluating patients with both common and uncommon complaints. Case studies will be used to illustrate the latest evidence-based practices in advanced patient imaging.(Seats are limited; 3.0 contact hours; 0.25 hours of Advanced Pharmacology; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference 11.1
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Central Line Placement & Vascular Access

(EJ, IJ, Subclavian, Femoral Sites & Intraosseous Line Placement;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 11.2
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Difficult Airway Management

(Adjunct Airways [nasal trumpet, oral airway, LMA], Endotracheal Intubation, Use of Bougie, King Airway Tube Placement, Cricothyrotomy, & Other Strategies;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 11.3
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Thoracentesis, Needle Decompression, & Chest Tube Insertion – including Pigtail Catheters
(Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 11.4
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, & Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (EFAST) Exam
(Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 11.5
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Managing Extremity Issues
(Digital Blocks, Regional Anesthesia, I & D of Abscesses, Nail Trephination, Simple Suturing;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
Pre-Conference 11.6
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Emergency HEENT Procedures
(Tonometry, Eye Exams with Surface Staining, Ocular Foreign Body Removal, Dental Emergencies including Dental Blocks, Nasal Packing, Nose & Ear Foreign Body Removal;
Seats are limited ~ 6 attendees; 3.0 contact hours; 3.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Welcome and Introduction to the Conference
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Opening Keynote Address
Advancing NP Practice: Setting the Future Agenda

Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAANAlthough nurse practitioners (NPs) represent a significant proportion of the current healthcare workforce, advancing practice requires focused efforts at establishing the value of NP care. The demand for access, the increasing number of patients with complex comorbidities, and the recognition of the value of team-based care continues to add to the growing need for NPs. This session highlights strategies for demonstrating impact and steps for setting the future agenda of NPs across the continuum of acute care practice!(1.25 contact hours; 0.25 hours of Advanced Pharmacology)
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception and Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
As you plan your NPAC schedule, don’t forget to leave time to visit the Exhibit Hall. You’ll find many exhibits with representatives ready to showcase the best of their company’s products. Take full advantage of the networking opportunities while learning about the latest technologies, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, career opportunities, and other products in today’s market in the exhibit hall.

Reasons Not To Miss!

 

6:00 a.m.
Conference Registration Open
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors – Refereed Poster Session 1
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Infectious Diseases in Acute Care 2018
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
Management of infectious diseases is an important component of all NP practice. This presentation provides the most current information to assist NPs update knowledge in acute care infectious diseases. Relevant pharmacotherapeutic options and controversies in the management of both outpatients and inpatients are explored. Challenges, evidence-based national data, and implications of the latest issues are provided to improve clinical practice for all NPs.

(1.25 contact hours; 0.5 hours of Advanced Pharmacology)
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Post-intensive Care Syndrome:
What All NPs Need to Know!

Brenda Truman Pun, DNP, ACNP-BC
Recent studies report up to 75% of ICU survivors struggle with Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS). This session includes an overview of PICS, including a review of the physical, cognitive, and mental health components. This presentation will also include strategies to prevent and lessen the impact of critical care on patients (e.g., early mobility, delirium, diaries). Strategies focusing on assisting patients after they leave the hospital (e.g., post-ICU clinics, support groups) will also be discussed.

(1.25 contact hours; 0.5 hours of Advanced Pharmacology)
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break – Exhibits – Refereed Poster Session 1 (continued)
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Time is Brain or a STROKE of Bad Luck?
Are You Up-to-Date?

Nancy Denke, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAENP
Although most providers can provide differential diagnoses of ST elevation, few are experts in identifying all of the various stroke syndromes, and even fewer are familiar with the anatomical correlates of each on neuroimaging. The predominant message one must remember is: Strokes are not all the same! The practitioner’s ability to distinguish between different types of strokes is of paramount importance. Evidence-based recommendations and guidelines will focus this session to address the latest assessment, medical, surgical, and interventional approaches in the treatment of stroke. Secondary prevention and complication management will also be included.

(1.25 contact hours; 0.5 hours of Advanced Pharmacology)
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch on Own
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Your Patient Took What?
Toxicology Pearls in Emergency and Critical Care

Michael Gooch, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C
Acute care and emergency nurse practitioners often manage patients with a variety of exposures and ingestions. These may be accidental or intentional exposures, resulting in challenging and sometimes difficult treatment plans. During this presentation, a wide range of chemicals, toxins, and medications, including some of the new street drugs, such as K2, Bath Salts, and Molly’s Plant Food will be discussed. Lastly, the management of cardiotoxic patients will be addressed, including the newer strategies of high dose insulin and intralipid therapy administration.

(1.25 contact hours; 1.25 hours of Advanced Pharmacology)
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Break – Exhibits – Refereed Poster Session 1 (continued)
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Improving Glycemic Control:
Optimizing Care of the Inpatient with Hyperglycemia and Diabetes

Gregory Maynard, MD, MS, MHM
Diabetes is becoming increasingly endemic, and diabetes/hyperglycemia are even more common in the inpatient setting. Management of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia is very uneven and sub-optimal in most medical centers, leading to a high incidence of potentially preventable harm. The barriers to providing optimal care, and practical, proven strategies to overcome these will be discussed. In addition, select innovations from international diabetes meetings will be discussed.

(1.25 contact hours; 1.0 hours of Advanced Pharmacology)
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Avoiding Malpractice:
Legal Tips for NPs in Acute Care

Carolyn Buppert, JD, MSN, ANP
Malpractice is a significant concern to all NPs. Being aware of the pitfalls and potholes of practice is the key to avoiding disputes. This session highlights nurse practitioner malpractice cases that arose in an acute care setting. Why the case was successful for the plaintiff, how a clinician or organization could have avoided the patient’s injury, and the lawsuit will be examined. Implications from this presentation may be used to assist all NPs in avoiding potential malpractice issues.

(1.25 contact hours; 0.25 hours of Advanced Pharmacology)
5:15 p.m.
Adjourn

Reasons Not To Miss!

 

6:00 a.m.
Conference Registration Open
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors – Refereed Poster Session 2
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Staying on Top of Sepsis:
What Not to Miss!

Dawn Carpenter, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN
This application-based session is designed to sharpen the skills of NPs working in acute care to master sepsis diagnosis and management, along with CMS quality metrics. Current sepsis definitions, guidelines, and emerging therapies will be explored and applied to patient scenarios. This presentation emphasizes key assessment findings and subtle, easy-to-miss nuances when diagnosing sepsis and applying current evidence to manage refractory cases of septic shock. Most importantly, the CMS quality metrics and documentation essentials are discussed in detail. This session sharpens skills that all NPs working with the acutely ill must possess!

(1.25 contact hours; 0.5 hours of Advanced Pharmacology)
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Parenteral & Enteral Support 2018:
The Latest for Your Practice and Patients

Renay Tyler, DNP, ACNP-BC, CNSC
Malnutrition is implicated in hospital readmissions and poor-quality outcomes. NPs in acute care are well-positioned to facilitate safe and clinically appropriate enteral and parenteral therapy. Nutrition assessment, monitoring parameters, key enteral formulas, parenteral nutrition substrates, and additives will be examined in this session. The effects of the acute stress response period on nutritional needs will be explored and case studies will illustrate nutrition support evidence-based practices in specific disease states, along with ethical dilemmas often seen in the acute care setting.

(1.25 contact hours; 1.25 hours of Advanced Pharmacology)
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break – Exhibits – Refereed Poster Session 2 (continued)
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Point-of-Care Ultrasound:
Advancing Today’s Best Practices!

Daniel Rauh, MS, ACNPC-AG, CCRN, EMT-P
Point-of-care (POC) ultrasonography has become a popular tool in assessment of the acute and critically ill. As a cost-effective and portable device, POC ultrasound offers clinicians the ability to obtain immediate answers to clinical problems. This session will focus on the multiple uses of POC ultrasound to improve skill in diagnostic testing in your practice. A variety of topics, including assessment of shock, LV function, potential pneumothorax, FAST scans, and others will be explored to rapidly provide instant answers at the beside in less than 2 minutes.

(1.25 contact hours; 0.25 hours of Advanced Pharmacology; 1.25 hours of Advanced Procedures)
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch on Own
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Hot Topics in Cardiology
Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Keeping up with the newest guidelines, treatments, and controversies in cardiology is a challenge! What is the latest science? This session will unravel the most current updates from the literature, key clinical trials, and guidelines so that you can integrate cutting-edge acute cardiovascular care in your current practice. Practical clinical approaches to diagnostics and latest management strategies of challenging and controversial topics in cardiology will also be presented.

(1.25 contact hours; 0.5 hours of Advanced Pharmacology)
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Break – Exhibits – Refereed Poster Session 2 (continued)
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hematologic Complications in the
Acute and Critically Ill

Nancy Munro, MN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FAANP
All critically ill patients are at high risk for hematological complications during their ICU stay. It is essential that all NPs understand common complications involving the hematologic system, such as anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia. This session will review important hematologic concepts involving each of the three cell lines: white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Assessment of cell line abnormalities will be the primary focus of this presentation. Examples of disease processes involving increased and decreased production of these cell lines, as well as destruction processes, will be discussed from a critical care perspective.

(1.25 contact hours; 0.5 hours of Advanced Pharmacology)
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Pharmacology Update in Acute Care – Part 1
Robert Fellin, Pharm D, BCPS
Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
The pace of approval of new drugs onto the market, variable efficacy, and potential toxicity create great complexity in selection and management of optimal medications for individual patients. Even as evidence-based treatment guidelines are available for many specific diseases, far too many patients continue to receive suboptimal treatment. Management of acutely ill patients is complex, potentially involving numerous different patient diagnoses, while encompassing a variety of NP clinical practice settings. The intent of these pharmacology sessions is to update practitioners on issues pertaining to acute care prescribing, thereby facilitating optimal care for patients in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

(1.5 contact hours; 1.5 hours of Advanced Pharmacology)
5:30 p.m.
Adjourn

Reasons Not To Miss!

 

6:00 a.m.
Conference Registration Open
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
 

Pharmacology Update in Acute Care – Part 2
Robert Fellin, Pharm D, BCPS
Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
The pace of approval of new drugs onto the market, variable efficacy, and potential toxicity create great complexity in selection and management of optimal medications for individual patients. Even as evidence-based treatment guidelines are available for many specific diseases, far too many patients continue to receive suboptimal treatment. Management of acutely ill patients is complex, potentially involving numerous different patient diagnoses, while encompassing a variety of NP clinical practice settings. The intent of these pharmacology sessions is to update practitioners on issues pertaining to acute care prescribing, thereby facilitating optimal care for patients in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

(2 contact hours; 2 hours of Advanced Pharmacology)
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break
10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Pharmacology Update in Acute Care – Part 3
Robert Fellin, Pharm D, BCPS
Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
The pace of approval of new drugs onto the market, variable efficacy, and potential toxicity create great complexity in selection and management of optimal medications for individual patients. Even as evidence-based treatment guidelines are available for many specific diseases, far too many patients continue to receive suboptimal treatment. Management of acutely ill patients is complex, potentially involving numerous different patient diagnoses, while encompassing a variety of NP clinical practice settings. The intent of these pharmacology sessions is to update practitioners on issues pertaining to acute care prescribing, thereby facilitating optimal care for patients in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

(1.75 contact hours; 1.75 hours of Advanced Pharmacology)
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Conference Summary, Future Directives, and Evaluations
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
12:00 p.m.
Adjourn
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Post-Conference
Advanced Procedures Workshop: Advanced Suturing

Rita Dello Stritto, PhD, ACNP-BC, CNS, ENP, FAANP
Steven W. Branham, PhD, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP

(Multilayer Closure, Vertical and Horizontal Mattress, Stellate Lac repair, Aberdeen knot, Running Simple Suture, Subcuticular Running Suture, Chest Tube Suture Technique, Figure 8)
(4.0 contact hours; 4.0 hours of Advanced Procedures)

Conference Faculty

Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
President
Barkley & Associates, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
and
Professor Emeritus
California State University, Los Angeles
School of Nursing
Los Angeles, CA

Steven W. Branham, PhD, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP
Associate Professor
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
School of Nursing
Lubbock, TX

Carolyn Buppert, JD, MS, ANP
Health Care Attorney
Specialist in Legal and Reimbursement Issues for
Nurse Practitioners and Physicians
Boulder, CO

Dawn Carpenter, DNP, ACNP-BC
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Graduate School of Nursing
Worcester, MA

Nancy Denke, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAENP
Stroke/Neuro Nurse Practitioner
HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center
Scottsdale, AZ

Rita Dello Stritto, PhD, ACNP-BC, CNS, ENP, FAANP
Associate Professor
Texas Woman’s University
College of Nursing
Houston, TX

Robert Fellin, Pharm D, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
and
Adjunct Professor
University of Southern California
and
Lecturer
Barkley & Associates, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Michael D. Gooch, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C, EMT-P
Instructor
Vanderbilt University
School of Nursing
Nashville, TN

Joan King, PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAANP
Professor
Vanderbilt University
School of Nursing
Nashville, TN

Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN
Professor
Assistant Dean for Clinical Scholarship
Vanderbilt University
School of Nursing
Nashville, TN

Sarah Livesay, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACNS-BC
Assistant Professor
Rush University
College of Nursing
Chicago, IL

Gregory Maynard, MD, MS, MHM
Chief Quality Officer
UC Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA

Nancy Munro, MN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FAANP
Senior Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Critical Care Medicine Department
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Paula Tucker, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C
Clinical Assistant Professor
Nell Hodgson Woodruff
School of Nursing
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Brenda Truman Pun, DNP, ACNP-BC
Program Clinical Manager
Vanderbilt Coordinating Center
ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Daniel Rauh, MS, ACNPC-AG, CCRN, EMT-P
Flight Nurse Practitioner
University of Cincinnati Aircare
Cincinnati, OH
and
Nocturnal Intensivist/Emergency Nurse Practitioner
Columbus Regional Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Professor
Director, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Wright State University
College of Nursing
Dayton, OH

Renay Tyler, DNP, ACNP-BC, CNSC
Vice President of Ambulatory Services
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD
Professor
University of South Alabama
College of Nursing
Mobile, AL
and
Lecturer
Barkley & Associates, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Susan C. Yeager, MS, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FNCS
Lead Neurocritical Care Nurse Practitioner
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Conference Planning Committee

Thank you to the NPAC 2018 Conference Planning Committee for their
commitment and expertise in planning this successful conference!

Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
Los Angeles, CA

Susan J. Corbridge, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Chicago, IL

Joan King, PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAANP
Nashville, TN

Kathy Magdic, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Pittsburgh, PA

Sheila Melander, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM
Lexington, KY

Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Dayton, OH

Julie Stanik-Hutt, PhD, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC, CCNS, FAANP, FAAN
Iowa City, IA

Accreditation

CE CREDIT

The NPAC main conference is approved for 23.75 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 14.25 hours of pharmacology, and 1.25 hours of advanced procedures) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID# 080518. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

A maximum of 48.75 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 14.25 hours of pharmacology, and up to 26.25 contact hours of advanced procedures) may be obtained by attending pre-conferences and the post-conference.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15436.

All NP state regulatory agencies (i.e., State Boards of Nursing) and all national certifying bodies (e.g., ANCC, AANP, AACN, PNCB, and NCC) recognize and accept AANP CE credit for recertification!

“Relax in your luxury room at the Westgate and attend conveniently-located sessions at your leisure!”

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
3000 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Relax in your luxury room at the Westgate and attend conveniently-located sessions at your leisure. A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino at the conference group rate of $109/night plus $25 resort fee and tax. The room block is expected to fill quickly.

For online reservations, please Click Here. For phone reservations to the Westgate, call 1-800-732-7117 and use passcode SBA8R. Do not call the hotel directly. Please register for the conference first, and then access the room block for your hotel reservation. Barkley & Associates, Inc. reserves the right to drop anyone from the room block who is not registered as a conference attendee at any time. For attendees driving to the conference, self-parking at the hotel is free.

Make a Direct, Personal Impression on NPAC 2018 Attendees!

The various Sponsorship Opportunities that are available at NPAC 2018 are great ways to connect with over 700 nurse practitioner attendees!

Opening Reception

Boost your company’s visibility by hosting the official Welcome Reception and Exhibit Hall Grand Opening of NPAC 2018, which will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Hosting the Opening Reception will include your logo throughout the hall and a speaking opportunity to welcome the attendees! Please note that this opportunity is a shared, non-exclusive sponsorship. To schedule or inquire about an Opening Reception sponsorship, please call (323) 656-1606 Monday through Friday from 8 am – 1 pm Pacific Time in California.

Industry Supported Product Theater Lunch or Dinner

Could your company benefit from dedicated time to present information about a specific product or service that may be of interest to NPAC 2018 Attendees? The Industry Supported Product Theater Lunch or Dinner allows you to provide an information session that is free from the distraction of other exhibitors. During these 75 to 120 minute sessions, you will have the exclusive opportunity to have lunch or dinner with NPAC 2018 attendees in an atmosphere that does not compete with other educational activities!

To schedule or inquire about an Industry Supported Product Theater Lunch or Dinner, please call (323) 656-1606 Monday through Friday from 8 am – 1 pm Pacific Time in California.

Entrance

Call for Poster Presentations

Attendee Brochure


 

Register Early for Best Savings!


Conference Registration:

Early Bird (until 04/15/18): $569

Standard (04/16/18-06/15/18): $609

Regular (06/16/18-08/23/18): $649

Final (08/24/18-10/23/18): $689

Last Minute (after 10/23/18): $719

Full time nursing students (ID Required): $449
Last Minute
(after 10/23/18): $549

Cancellation Policy & Fees:
Conference cancellations require email communication to
Barkley & Associates, Inc. at Barkley@NPcourses.com.

Before June 11, 2018: $150

June 11, 2018 until September 25, 2018: $250

After September 25, 2018: No refunds*

The fee for transferring or cancelling any Pre-/Post-Conference is $49.

No refunds will be given to registrants who do not cancel and/or do not attend their scheduled sessions and/or conference.

*Attendees are strongly encouraged to consider trip insurance, similar to what is purchased for cruises or holiday packages.

Pre- & Post-Conference Fees
Pre-Conference With
Main
Conference
Without
Main
Conference
Advanced Procedures Workshop:

Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Central Line Placement & Vascular Access
(EJ, IJ, Subclavian, Femoral Sites & Intraosseous Line Placement)*
Pre-Conferences 1.1, 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 8.1, 9.1, 11.1
 $89  $139
Advanced Procedures Workshop:

Difficult Airway Management*

Pre-Conferences 1.2, 2.2, 4.2, 5.2, 6.2, 8.2, 9.2, 11.2
$89 $139
Advanced Procedures Workshop:

Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Thoracentesis,
Needle Decompression, & Chest Tube Insertion – including Pigtail Catheters*

Pre-Conferences 1.3, 2.3, 4.3, 5.3, 6.3, 8.3, 9.3, 11.3
$89 $139
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Lumbar Puncture,
Paracentesis, & Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (EFAST)
Exam*

Pre-Conferences 1.4, 2.4, 4.4, 5.4, 6.4, 8.4, 9.4, 11.4
$89 $139
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Managing Extremity Issues*

Pre-Conferences 1.5, 2.5, 4.5, 5.5, 6.5, 8.5, 9.5, 11.5
$89 $139
Advanced Procedures Workshop:
Emergency HEENT Procedures*

Pre-Conferences 1.6, 2.6, 4.6, 5.6, 6.6, 8.6, 9.6, 11.6
$89 $139
Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) Course*
Pre-Conference 3
$199 $249
12 Lead EKG Workshop:
From the Start to Competent in 3 Hours!
Pre-Conference 7
$129 $179
Advanced Imaging and Radiology Workshop:
CTs, MRIs, PET, and More!
Pre-Conference 10
$129 $179
Post-Conference Procedures Workshop:
Advanced Suturing

(includes all supplies)
$159 $199
Barkley & Associates reserves the right to reassign attendees to a different Advanced Procedures Workshop pre-conference time, if needed, to ensure optimal group learning and appropriate faculty to student ratios. In this case, attendees will be notified in advance of alternatives.

 

Daily or In Combination Registration Fees
(excluding all pre-conferences & post-conferences)
Thursday,
Nov. 8, 2018
Friday,
Nov. 9, 2018
Saturday,
Nov. 10, 2018
Sunday,
Nov. 11, 2018
Regular
Registered by
Oct. 23, 2018
$189
(Opening Session, Keynote Address & Welcome Reception)
$289 $289 $159
Last Minute
Registered after
Oct.23, 2018
$229
(Opening Reception, Keynote Address & Welcome Reception)
$329 $329 $199

 

*To obtain procedural CE, and to maximize a fully hands-on experience, this workshop requires attendees to review approximately one hour of material prior to the session. Instructions will be emailed for preparation approximately one month prior to the conference. All Advanced Procedures Workshops are approved to meet the AANPCB requirement of 30 hours in emergency care procedural skills to be eligible to sit for national ENP certification.