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CANCELLED - West Central Region Conference - "Year of the Nurse: Education and Advocacy"
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When: Saturday, March 21, 2020
8:30 AM
Where: Center for Health Equity
2333 34th St S
St. Petersburg, Florida  33711
United States
Contact: Kaitlin Scarbary

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This event has been POSTPONED until further notice due to concerns over COVID-19 coronavirus.

About this Event

This one-day conference offers 6.0 contact hours including the mandatory education for Human Trafficking as well as Safe and Effective Prescribing of Controlled Substances. It will be held at the brand new Center for Health Equity in St. Petersburg. Continental breakfast and hot lunch will be provided. Additional accreditation for CME and AANP will be available (more details below).

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Courses Offered

Human Trafficking Education for Healthcare Providers (2.0 contact hours)

Healthcare professionals are uniquely positioned to be assess the signs of human trafficking and potentially identify victims. As of 2018, all Registered Nurses are required to have 2.0 hours of education on human trafficking. This course will outline the types of human trafficking, assess the factors that place a person at risk, describe the signs of potential abuse, and provide resources available for reporting suspected cases of human trafficking. 

This course has been approved for 2.0 Nurse Contact Hours through the Florida Nurses Association (FL Provider #50-3103).


New Therapeutic Options for Migraines: The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Patient Management (1.0 contact hour)

Research has led to an improved understanding of the pathophysiology of migraine, as well as the subsequent development of therapeutic agents shown to improve the prevention and management of the condition. Elucidating the role of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in the development of migraine (in particular chronic migraine) can aid clinicians in improving the management of their patients and optimizing outcomes.

This CME activity, New Therapeutic Options for Migraine: The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Patient Management, will address the integral role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in migraine management, review current evidence in the diagnosis and treatment of migraine, describe the role of CGRP in migraine pathophysiology, and examine the role and placement of newly approved CGRP-targeted therapies. 

This course has been approved for 1.0 contact hour by the Florida Nurses Association (FL Provider #50-3103). This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.5 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 19093915. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.


Safe and Effective Prescribing of Controlled Substances (3.0 contact hours / 3.0 CME)

By Florida law, as of January 1, 2017, Florida Advanced Nurse Practitioners are able to prescribe controlled substances.  The Advanced Nurse Practitioner is required by the FL Board of Nursing to take a 3 hour continuing education course in “The Safe and Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances.”  This Webinar will train the FL ARNP to identify FL and national legislative requirements relating to the prescribing of controlled substances.  The FL ARNP will be able to implement patient assessment strategies including tools to assess risk of abuse, misuse, or addiction when prescribing opioids.  The FL ARNP will be able to identify alternatives and adjuncts to opioid analgesics for acute and chronic pain control measures.   The FL ARNP will be able to safely initiate therapy, modify dose, and discontinue control substances use.  

This course is pending approval for 3.0 CME and 3.0 contact hours by the Veteran's Administration. 



FNA Members - $20

Non-members - $35

Pre-licensure Nursing Student - $10


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