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2017 5th Annual Hospital Medicine Conference

Learning Objectives


5th Annual Hospital Medicine Conference
Friday, April 28th, 2017 | 7:00AM - 4:00PM
‚ÄčThe Grandview, 176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Learning Objectives


Following the completion of this conference, attendees should be able to:


Provide Realistic expectation of pain relief versus desired physical activities.

Discover the various pain management options including: Pharmacological Management, Physical Rehabilitation therapy, Stress management, Relaxation techniques, Nerve block therapy, Smoking Cessation, Self-care

Define iatrogenic malnutrition

Describe the nature of the evidence related to optimal amount of calories/protein

List key variables to consider in assessing nutritional risk in ICU patients

List strategies to improve nutritional adequacy in the critical care setting

Recognize indications and evidence for left atrial appendage closure

Demonstrate knowledge of the different LAPC devices

Express familiarity with the pathophysiology, treatment and management of acute and chronic hepatobiliary diseases

Enhance your personal effectiveness and comfort in conducting end-of-life discussions

Compassionately handle patient and family emotional responses to such discussions

Facilitate alignment of patient goals with the care they receive

With the desired result of the conference being the best care for patients by
allied health professionals based on scientific rationale in the following specialties:
hospital general medicine, critical care, surgery, and trauma.

Describe a risk assessment approach for venous thromboembolism and bleeding to determine the appropriateness of anticoagulation for an individual patient.

Describe monitoring of oral anticoagulants and options for improving the time in the therapeutic range.

Recognize the professional consequences of burnout and potential implications for patients

Describe the clinical features, potential causes and management of respiratory failure
List indications/contraindications/complications of ventilation

VBMC Nurses must also submit RTA







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