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New York, NY on 03/15/2012


8:00 AM to 9:00 AM | March 15, 2012

Session Group I


Neurological Diseases

Kenya Beard, EdD, MS, ANP-C, ACNP-BC

There are more than 600 neurologic diseases. This session will review the more common ones, such as multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.

Professional Development

Guided by Data: How to Change Your Practice Based on Evidence

Jeanette Adams, PhD, ACNS, RN, BC, CRNI

Incorporating evidence into healthcare practice is difficult especially when we have been taught that one way is best practice and then science and advancement of knowledge through research reveals another way. We find it difficult to unlearn and trust the new way. Our patients are faced with the same dilemma. The public outcry was loud when the suggestion was made to increase the age for yearly mammograms. Yet research supported the ...

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM | March 15, 2012

Session Group II


Infection Control, Part I

Barbara A. Smith, MPS, BSN, RN, CIC

Meet the New York licensing requirement by attending this 2-part session that prepares healthcare providers to avoid the spread of hospital infections. Objectives: Discuss the healthcare professional's responsibility to adhere to scientifically accepted principles and practices of infection control in New York State. Describe strategies of prevention for mechanisms of pathogenic organism transmission.

Professional Development

Preventing Medication Errors

Kenya Beard, EdD, MS, ANP-C, ACNP-BC

Medication errors will happen, even with the most vigilant, experienced and knowledgeable nurses. While human error is inevitable, there are ways we can reduce its occurrence through better communication, management of patient and drug information, control of the environment, use of the right medication delivery devices and technology, and involvement of the patient. Learn about the system-based causes of errors and ways to change your own ...

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM | March 15, 2012

Session Group III


Infection Control, Part II

Barbara A. Smith, MPS, BSN, RN, CIC

Meet the New York licensing requirement by attending this 2-part session that prepares healthcare providers to avoid the spread of hospital infections. Objectives: Identify high-risk practices and procedures that contribute to healthcare worker exposure to potentially infectious material. Review opportunities to reduce exposure to potentially infectious material through the use of engineering and work practice controls.

Professional Development

Case Management

Lauren Huber, MA, RN

As our healthcare system changes with more emphasis on cost containment and quality care, the role of the case manager will become even more important than it is now. Learn about the scope of practice, common responsibilities, reporting structure and what skills you need to move into this role.

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM | March 15, 2012

Bonus Session

Professional Development

Stress Busters for Your Sanity

Pam Tarapchak

Stress is here to stay. But there are effective (and fun) ways you can manage stress and ensure a work/life balance.

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM | March 15, 2012

Session Group IV


Migraines & Other Headaches

Lauren Huber, MA, RN

In a year's time, 90% of the population get at least one headache. For some they are a minor nuisance, for others, debilitating. Headache can be associated with anything from weather to hormones to tumors. Treatments can range from pharmaceuticals to biofeedback. Learn how to help patients identify the type of headache they experience and what to do about it.

Professional Development

How U Rite Matters


Healthcare professionals are well aware of the importance of clear, effective communication. Yet, when it comes to writing, many either don't do it well or avoid it at all costs. There are many opportunities for you to elevate your career that involve writing. It may be as simple as sending a proposal in an email to a manager, or submitting an abstract for a presentation or article. In this session learn a few simple rules about effective ...


NURSES: Merion Matters is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association (No. 221-3-0-09), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Merion Matters is also approved as a provider by the New Jersey Board of Education, California Board of Registered Nursing (No. 13230) and by the Florida Board of Nursing (No. 3298 & CE Broker Provider #50-2739).

OTHER HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: Sessions are not pre-approved for credit. ADVANCE provides certificates of attendance that can be submitted for CE credit to an approved accreditation body in your specialty.


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