6:45 am – 12:30 pm
6:45 am – 7:30 am
7:30 am – 7:45 am
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Overview of Urologic Medications for the Office and Hospital Staff
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
Reforming Scope of Practice to Meet Community Needs
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
Lifestyle/Diet/Dietary Supplements for Prostate Cancer/Miscellaneous Urologic Conditions: What to Consider or Avoid from A-to-Z
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
Acute GU Trauma – Evaluation and Treatment
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.