Essential Conference Sessions
Join your colleagues in thought-provoking discussions for an in-depth look at essential skills that nurses and health care professionals need to add to their practice.
(W204) Foot & Nail Assessment & Treatment
Saturday, May 20
3:55 pm-4:55 pm
Tara Beuscher, DNP, RN-BC, GCNS-BC, ANP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN
Review the fundamentals of foot and nail assessment based on the American Diabetes Association's guidelines for foot care. Implement interventions and treatments within the scope of practice for the foot and nail care nurse.
(O301) Reducing Hospital Readmissions in the Colorectal Surgery (Ostomy) Population
Sunday, May 21
8:40 am-9:40 am
Deborah Nagle, MD
Reducing complications and readmissions is a key metric for all surgical care providers. Currently, we have a description of the problem in the literature but few solutions. This session will address the scope of the perioperative problem with complications and specifically look at the challenges in new ostomates. We will also review and explore the work that has been done to reduce readmissions.
(C314) Special Consideration when Managing Lower Urinary Tract Disorders in the Male Patient
Sunday, May 21
4:20 pm-5:20 pm
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
Because of its epidemiological prevalence in women, much of the educational and related resources are aimed at female patients, while the majority of resources for men is focused on prostatic enlargement as the cause of lower urinary tract symptoms. This presentation will focus on education and conservative management of men with lower urinary tract symptoms, including stress and urge urinary incontinence and urinary retention.
(PP507) Building Foot & Toe Nail Practice
Tuesday, May 23
Nancy Beinlich, MSN, RN, CWON
Maintaining healthy feet is paramount for all people during their lifetime but critical for older adults and persons with conditions that can affect foot health. A foot and toenail clinic assists in preventing foot complications as well as encouraging participation in health maintenance by enhancing patient knowledge. This session addresses foot and toenail clinic development and maintenance including: clinic location/configuration, policies and procedures, financial/budgetary considerations, billing and reimbursement, equipment and supplies, staffing and staff education, marketing, documentation, and patient satisfaction and outcomes. Information offered will enhance knowledge in the development and maintenance of a foot and toenail clinic where assessment, routine foot care, education and treatment interventions are provided to support overall foot health for at risk patients.