University of Southern Indiana

Conferences and Workshops

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USI's College of Nursing and Health Professions  provides accredited professional development opportunities for health professionals through continuing education conferences and workshops. The College is dedicated to providing quality programming to assist the busy health professional in enhancing knowledge, skills, and professional competencies.

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PULMONARY DISEASE AWARENESS SYMPOSIUM                                                                 

This ½ day symposium for nurses, respiratory therapists, healthcare professionals and lay persons will provide an overview of on pulmonary fibrosis from Roger Johnson, MD, FCCP, and sessions on readmission reduction of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary rehabilitation and how to best prepare a patient for lung transplant, and updates on the diagnosis and management of sleep apnea. The purpose of the program is for the attendee to be able to implement effective strategies in the effective care and management of persons with respiratory illness.  Speakers include Lorie Hessler, FNP, ACNP, Julie Morgan, RRT, ACCS, and Masina Scavuzzo, RN, BSN, CCTC.  Jointly provided with Pulmonary Fibrosis partners. 

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 16, 8 am – 12 noon
Location: University Center, University of Southern Indiana
Registration Fee: $60; $15 for students and community participants
Contact Hours: 3.5 for nurses and Indiana licensed health professionals. Application has been made for respiratory therapists from AARC

Course No. HPR820

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This one day program focuses on updating clinical pharmacology knowledge.   Appropriate for advance practice nurses in clinic and acute care settings, sessions will provide participants an opportunity to review new therapies entering the market during the past year, including a review of the pharmacology and clinical use of select new drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from October 2014 to September 2015. Additionally, a review of the updated clinical guidelines for treatment of common chronic diseases will be provided. Trish Rippito-Freeman, PhDRPh clinical associate professor and director of Professional Practice Programs at the University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy will present the conference.  All contact hours apply for pharmacology continuing education requirements for the renewal of the advanced practice nurse prescriptive authority license in Indiana.

Date & Time: Friday, September 25, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: University Center, Carter Hall
Registration Fee: $105, $15 for undergraduate students, and $50 for graduate students until September 11; thereafter $125, $35 for undergraduate students, and $70 for graduate students
Contact Hours: 6.25 for nurses

Course Number: HPR809

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