Sunday, October 31

6:30 am – 12:30 pm

Registration Open

6:30 am – 7:45 am

Continental Breakfast Product Theater

301

Protecting the Fragile Urethra: Why Catheter Technology Matters

Sponsored by Coloplast

7:45 am – 8:00 am

Closing Remarks

8:00 am – 9:00 am

General Session

310

Overview of Urologic Medications for the Office and Hospital Staff

1 contact hour

Mary Hitt, MSN, FNP-BC, CUNP, NCMP

This lecture will cover common medications prescribed to urologic patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings, including indications for drug use and potential adverse effects. A review of medications that affect bladder function will be included, as well as geriatric pharmacologic concerns.

9:05 am – 10:05 am

General Session

320

Improving Access to Care for Veterans: The Journey to Full Practice Authority

1 contact hour

Penny Jensen, DNP, FNP-C, FAAN, FAANP

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing healthcare services for more than 9 million veterans. The VHA employs over 120,000 nurses, over 7,000 are nurse practitioners (NP). The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amended its medical regulations to authorize full practice authority (FPA) for three roles of APRN practice using the rulemaking process. Transitioning to FPA within a system of such immense size has been both challenging and rewarding. This presentation describes the long and arduous journey of obtaining FPA within the nation's largest integrated healthcare system, an in-depth view of the implementation process, and the importance of internal and external stakeholder engagement.

10:25 am – 11:25 am

General Session

330

Lifestyle and OTC Update 2021: What Is Hot or Cold or New or Old?

1 contact hour

Mark Moyad, MD, MPH

The latest quality control (QC) options when considering recommending products over the counter (OTC) will be discussed. Clinical studies supporting and not supporting these options for prostate cancer prevention/treatment/side effects will be reviewed. Other urologic conditions such as BPH, ED/FSD, stones, UTI, etc., will also receive some attention (time permitted) of course. It will be educational and also lots of fun!

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

General Session

340

Acute GU Trauma – Evaluation and Treatment

1 contact hour

Fran Sciortino, NP

This lecture will cover various topics encountered in Urotrauma and urologic emergencies including predicting genitourinary trauma based on injury mechanisms and how to distinguish various urinary systems injuries (urethral, bladder, ureteral, renal) based on findings, mechanisms of injury and treatment plans. There will also be discussions on the appropriate diagnostic tests and interventions performed for diagnosis of urinary system (urethral, bladder, ureteral, renal) injury and clinical findings in the traumatically injured patient that may suggest renal injury and current treatment guidelines. Common male and female genital tract injuries based on mechanism of injury, clinical presentation and treatment considerations will also be discussed.

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