Meet at the Beach: Advanced Practice Nursing Update

Clinical Considerations for Improved Patient OutcomesKiawah

August 7-9, 2015

8:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

New CNE for APRNs and RNs and CME for Physician Assistants

13 Contact Hours plus Optional Workshops for a maximum of 17 hours

Presented by
Division of Professional and Community Education


  • Pharmacology
  • Ethics
  • Cardiology
  • Cancer
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Cognitive Decline
  • HPV, HIV
  • Myofacial Release
  • BLS-August 6
  • ACLS-August 6


This educational activity emphasizes audience participation with multiple case studies and hands-on workshops in colposcopy, and myofacial release.


This course is designed for nurse practitioners, nurses and physician assistants who treat patients in a variety of disorders.


Augusta University Division of Professional and Community Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
13 contact hours (lecture only)
17 contact hours (with optional workshops)


The Medical College of Georgia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Georgia designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • List steps in building and sustaining a survivorship clinic for cancer patients
  • Manage metabolic syndrome
  • Prevent and treat cardiac disorders and disease
  • Describe important aspects of cardiac monitoring
  • Discuss ethical applications for difficult patient situations
  • Increase operational excellence and safety in hospital and outpatient settings
  • Describe the prevalence of HIV in the population and the importance of early identification
  • Determine who should receive HPV vaccines and when they should be vaccinated
  • Describe the impact that pharmacogenetics will have on patient care
  • Practice performing colposcopy using simulators
  • Practice techniques in myofacial release
  • Manage urinary incontinence
  • Evaluate cognitive decline
  • Plan management strategies for bipolar patients
  • Describe the impact of the DNP degree on patient care
  • Evaluate the overall value of the conference


Thursday Afternoon, August 6, 2015 (Turtle Point Conference Center)

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Basic Life Support Recertification/ Advanced Life Support Recertification by appointment.  Contact the Division of Continuing Education at 800-221-6437 or 706-721-3967 or to arrange a time for your checkout. (A minimum of five enrollees is required to avoid cancellation of this recertification)

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Early Registration- Second Floor, Turtle Point Conference Center

Friday Morning, August 7, 2015 - Second Floor, Turtle Point Conference Center
7:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast- 2nd Floor, Turtle Point Conference Center

Cancer Update- Developing a Survivorship Clinic
- Brittany Frankhouser, FNP


Cardiology: Update on Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment: What Can You Learn Through Cardiac Imaging? - Sheldon Litwin, MD

10:30 Break-Visit with exhibitors

Metabolic Syndrome: Current Treatment Strategies - Beth McLear, DNP

11:45 HPV Vaccine: Who and When? - Daron Ferris, MD
12:45 p.m. Adjourn lecture portion
12:45 Optional Lunch and Learn Workshop: Myofacial Release - Julie Dahl, DO and Saundra Turner, MSN, EdD
2:45 Adjourn workshop

Saturday Morning, August 8, 2015 - Second Floor, Turtle Point Conference Center

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Visit with Exhibitors

Creating a Culture of Operational Excellence and Safety in Your Organization -Lt. Col. J. Wes Sharp, US Marine Corps, International Airline Pilot, National Safety Expert

9:00 HIV Update  -Jonelle Poe, MPAS, PA-C, AAHIVS
10:00 Break -Visit with Exhibitors
10:30 Medical Ethics - Saundra Turner, MSN, EdD
11:30 Pharmacogenetics: Impact on Patient Treatment -Patricia S. Bowman, DNP
12:30 p.m. Adjourn lecture portion

Optional Lunch and Learn Workshop: Colposcopy- Daron Ferris, MD

2:45 Adjourn workshop

Sunday Morning, August 9, 2015 - Second Floor, Turtle Point Conference Center

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast- Visit with Exhibitors

Urinary Incontinence: Management in 2015 -Penny Noto, DNP

9:00 Cognitive Decline -Joseph McEvoy, MD
10:00 Break- Visit with Exhibitors / Resort Check-Out
10:30 Bipolar Disorder -Joseph McEvoy, MD
11:30 Why DNP?  - Marguerite Murphy, DNP
12:30 Evaluation and Wrap Up -Plans for Next Year
1:00 Adjourn 


Saundra Turner, MSN, EdD, Emeritus Professor of Nursing and Medicine, Augusta University


Sheldon Litwin, MD, Countessa Alicia Spaulding-Paolozzi Endowed Professor of Cardiac Imaging, Section of Cardiology, Medical University of South Carolina

Lt. Colonel J. Wes Sharp, US Marine Corps, International Airline Pilot and National Safety Expert


Patricia Smith Bowman, BSN, MN, DNP, Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Graduate Studies
Julie Dahl, DO, Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Daron Ferris, MD, Professor, Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brittany Frankhouser, FNP Survivorship Coordinator, Augusta University Cancer Center
Joseph McEvoy, MD, Professor, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
Beth McLear, DNP, APRN-BC, Assistant Professor, Physiological and Technological Nursing
Marguerite Murphy, DNP, Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Graduate Studies
Penny F. Noto, DNP, Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing
Jonell Poe, MPAS, PA-C, AAHIVS, Clinical Faculty, College of Allied Health, Physician Assistant Department, Infectious Disease, Ryan White Program

Registration Fees
APRN, PA, RN, Other Professional $395
Optional Sessions  
BLS $65
ACLS $195
Colposcopy $75
Myofacial Release $75

 ***All OPTIONAL SESSIONS have limited attendance.

The course syllabus will be provided to you on CD-ROM at registration onsite.  Once your registration fee is received you will be sent a web link where you may print a copy of the presentations we have received prior to the conference.  A traditional paper syllabus may be purchased separately for $25.00 and must be pre-ordered by July 6, 2015.  Please check the box on the registration form and include the amount in your payment.  Handouts that are received after the printing deadline will be available from the web link.