It’s almost mid-November and with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I also get the feeling that the year is winding down. Once Thanksgiving week comes, the holiday season takes over and it’s all I can do to squeeze in work, shopping, social engagements and all that comes with Christmas time. But, before holiday madness and distractions take over, I plan to get a few productive works weeks in and do some planning to get myself organized in preparation for 2018. 

If you’re doing the same, one thing to consider are your continuing education plans for 2018. While this might seem a distant action item on your to-do list, the New Year is right around the corner. If you’re looking for a getaway opportunity with purpose, we’d love to meet you in person at our ‘What’s Up with Primary Care Emergencies?!’ continuing education conference in ThriveAP’s hometown, Nashville, TN, March 8-9, 2018.

Not only is Nashville with it’s food + music scene a trendy locale these days, we’ve got some exciting continuing education sessions on the books. Curious what’s in store for you at this CE conference? Here are a few things you can expect to learn.

1. ECG Changes Primary Care Providers Can’t Miss: Just how many PVCs is too many? Should your a. fib patients be taking warfarin or a newer class of anticoagulant? What associated symptoms signal that palpitations need emergent referral? Cardiology nurse practitioner wiz, Corrie Morris, MSN, FNP-C, who further specializes in electrophysiology, will loop us in on all things heart rate and rhythm and when these constitute an emergency in the primary care setting. 

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2. Deadly Drug Combinations: Have you ever used an app or prescribing program to look for drug-drug interactions? If so, chances are that your patient is taking some meds that don’t play well together – at least according to the program you’re using. But, which of these medication interactions is significant enough to alter your prescribing decision? We’ll talk drug-drug interactions and dive into practical prescribing tips primary care providers must know to avoid clinically significant and potentially life-threatening interactions in their patients. 

3. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding – It’s Coming from Where?!: Do you find women’s health problems difficult to address in your practice? Are you confused about which hormonal medications to prescribe and for what? Clear up the confusion and learn which of these diagnoses is urgent, emergent and not-so-serious from our women’s health guru, Clarissa “Claire” Crunk, MSN, WHNP. Her practical clinical advice and engaging speaking style can’t be beat! 

If you’re due for some continuing education hours, register now to take advantage of pre-holiday pricing for ‘What’s Up with Primary Care Emergencies?!’ March 8-9, 2018 in Nashville, TN. Don’t forget to invite a friend! 



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