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Save the Date! The NPO 2014 Spring Pharmacology Conference will be held on March 29, 2014 at the Legacy Meridian Park Health Education Center in Tualatin, OR.

3/29/2014
When: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Where: Legacy Meridian Park Health Education Center
Tualatin, OR  97062
Presenter: Alan Agins, PhD, PRN Associates, Ltd

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4th Annual Nurse Practitioners of Oregon Pharmacology Update

The 4th Annual Nurse Practitioners of Oregon Pharmacology Update will be held on March 29, 2014 at the Legacy Meridian Park Health Education Center in Tualatin, OR.

  • Saturday, March 29, 2014
  • 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
    19300 SW 65th Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062
    Meridian Park Campus Map

This program is a collaborative presentation of Acute Care Education – Provider and Nurse Practitioners of Oregon – Co-Provider

Program Description

This program is a two part update in clinical pharmacology topics. In part 1: Pharmacology Update 2014, learners will review the latest medication updates pertinent to primary care clinical practice. In part 2: Opioids – Basic and Clinical Pharmacology in Pain Management, learners will explore the basic and clinical pharmacology in opioid pain management.

Purpose

The learner will explore current advanced pharmacotherapeutic options for a variety of medical conditions.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this CNE Activity, the learner will be able to:

Part 1: Pharmacology Update 2014:

  • Explain the basic and clinical pharmacology of a minimum of four drugs approved by the FDA in 2013
  • List two drugs or classes of drugs that the FDA has issued warnings, concerns or dosage changes
  • Discuss recent analyses and thoughts regarding integrating Novel Oral Anticoagulants Into Clinical Practice
  • Discuss the new JNC 8 hypertension and AHA/ACC cholesterol guidelines

Part 2: Opioids – Basic and Clinical Pharmacology in Pain Management:

  • Review the basic and clinical pharmacology of the opioid analgesics
  • Identify important clinical considerations related to managing acute and chronic pain with opioids
  • Discuss the rationale for opioid rotation and the newer dosing calculations

Schedule

Time

Session

7:30-8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00-8:15 a.m. Welcome/Disclosures
8:15-9:45 a.m. Part 1: Pharmacology Update 2014
Presenter: Alan P. Agins, Ph.D.
9:45-10:00 a.m. Break
10:00-11:15 a.m. Part 2: Opioids - Basic and Clinical Pharmacology in Pain Management
Presenter: Alan P. Agins, Ph.D.
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:15-1:45 p.m. Part 2: Opioids - Basic and Clinical Pharmacology in Pain Management (cont.)
Presenter: Jody Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC, WCC
1:45-2:00 p.m. Break
2:00-2:45 p.m. Part 2: Opioids - Basic and Clinical Pharmacology in Pain Management (cont.)
Presenter: Jody Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC, WCC
2:45-3:00 p.m. Question & Answer
3:00-3:15 p.m. Evaluations

 

Criteria for Successful Completion of this CNE Activity

In order to obtain a Certificate of Successful Completion for 5.5 contact hours (including 5.0 pharmacology hours), the learner must complete the following criteria:

  • Complete the registration process
  • Sign the Verification of Attendance Form
  • Attend the entire course
  • Complete and submit the online evaluation form sent to the learner email address

Accreditation Statement

This continuing nursing education program is provided by

Acute Care Education, LLC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval & Recognition Program (CEARP), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

 

Disclosures and Handouts

No paper handouts will be available at the conference. Please print out the handouts before the conference and bring with you, or bring your electronic viewing devices with handouts preloaded. WiFi service is available.

About the Speakers

Alan P. Agins, Ph.D.
PRN Associates, Ltd

Alan P. Agins, Ph.D. holds a BS in psychology from the State University of New York (Brockport), a Master’s in Pharmacology & Toxicology and a doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. He has held faculty appointments at Brown Medical School, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy and University of Virginia School of Nursing. During his tenure at Brown, he received the "Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award” for five consecutive years for his outstanding pharmacology lectures. Dr. Agins has also taught graduate & post-graduate pharmacology courses at a number of nursing schools around the country including Penn State, Idaho State, Radford, University of West Virginia and University of Arizona.

Over the past 17 years, Dr. Agins has lectured nationally to more than 70,000 advanced practice clinicians and allied health professionals. He is a regularly invited speaker at annual conferences for a number of national, regional and state nursing organizations. Dr. Agins has contributed to various journals, continuing education monographs and pharmacology textbooks as a writer and reviewer. He has authored 3 books and has written and "starred” in a series of entertaining online educational video clips to support nursing pharmacology textbooks (Elsevier). Alan also currently presents weekly live CE webinars for pharmacists through RxSchool (AMN Healthcare), writes a monthly e-Newsletter for Lexi-Comp and makes his wife lunch (to go) everyday.

 

Jody F. Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC, WCC
PRN Associates, Ltd

 

Jody F. Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC, WCC received her MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Kansas. She has held faculty appointments at the University of Kansas, Truman State University and Arizona State University. Jody Agins is board certified by the ANCC in Family Practice and Gerontology. She is also wound care certified through WCEI. She currently splits her time as a primary care provider for CareMore Touch (Wellpoint), as a private practice NP and as the Clinical Services Director for Agape Hospice in Tucson. She is also President of Seminars for Healthcare Education, Inc and presents lectures locally, regionally and nationally. She is also a clinical preceptor for Family and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner students for University of Phoenix, University of Arizona and Arizona State University and is currently on the editorial board for Clinician Review.

Registration

  • $95 for NPO/ONA, OCCNS, or ORANA, OSPA members
  • $125 for Non-members
  • $65 for NP Students

Online registration is now closed.  There will be limited on-site registration available at the event..

Lodging

Century Hotel
8185 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road
Tualatin, OR 97062
(503) 692.3600 or (800)-240-9494
www.thecenturyhotel.com  

 

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