Monthly Archives: October 2018

VCNP NP Week Toolkit

NP Week 2018 is November 11 – 17 and the VCNP Public Relations Committee has put together an NP Week Toolkit to help regions as they plan their local events and put together their communications.

 

Celebrate NPs and build awareness of the different NPs make in their patients’ lives!

 

Updates from the Oct. 18th Board of Medicine Meeting

On Thursday, October 18, the Board of Medicine approved the proposed draft regulations that would replace emergency regulations for the prescribing of opioids and buprenorphine by NPs.
 
These regulations are favorable, as they permit SAMHSA-waivered NPs to prescribe buprenorphine outside of a practice agreement, so long as these NPs are autonomous – that is, having completed five years of full-time experience and the attestation process, per the requirements of HB 793.
 
On October 10, the Joint Boards of Medicine and Nursing had unanimously voted to approve these regulations, in spite of organized medicine’s opposition. The draft regulations will now be reviewed and voted on by the Board of Nursing at its November 13th meeting. To view a copy of the latest draft regulations on the prescribing of opioids and buprenorphine, please click here.
 
The Board of Medicine also voted to eliminate the separate license for NP prescriptive authority. The updated regulations repeal 18VAC90-40-50 (“Renewal of prescriptive authority”), as well as 18VAC90-40-60 (“Reinstatement of prescriptive authority”). There will be a one-time, $35 fee for the initial issuance of prescriptive authority. For additional information, please see the relevant Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA).

Richmond Region Pharmacology Symposium 2018 slides

Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs)

Wilson Powerpoint 2018

 

Fluid and Electrolyte Management

Koenig Powerpoint 2018

 

Opioids

Albrecht and Bobb Powerpoint 2018

 

Type 2 Diabetes Part 1

Mundy Powerpoint 2018 Part 1

 

Type 2 Diabetes Part 2

Mundy Powerpoint 2018 Part 2

 

Anticoagulation Part 1

Hart Powerpoint 2018 Part 1

 

Anticoagulation Part 2

Hart Powerpoint 2018 Part 2

 

Anticoagulation Part 3

Hart Powerpoint 2018 Part 3

 

Tremors

dellinger powerpoint 2018

 

Updated Agenda

2018 Richmond Pharm Symposium Agenda Final

Shenandoah Region General Meeting Minutes-September 2018

VCNP-Shenandoah Region

 

September 2018 Meeting Minutes

 

September 13, 2018

 

Members in attendance:  Chinor Fattahi, Maria Circosta, Susan Adamson, Barbara Call, Haley Tusing, Mary Atkins, Monica Heck, Andrea Knopp, Vicky Sullivan, Christine Yutzy, Lynne Eggert, Sue Klassen, Erin Morris, Maretta Yoder, Katelyn Marzolf, Victoria Krauss.

 

Meeting Location:  Bella Luna Restaurant, Harrisonburg, VA

 

Meeting Topic:  Jennifer Bryant, ACNP-BC, ACHPN presented a talk on “Palliative Care, Our Piece of the Puzzle.”  1.0 Contact hour of CME provided for participants.

 

Business Meeting:  

  1. Minutes from the February 2018 meeting were approved.

 

  1. Paige French was unable to attend the meeting, but sent an email reminder regarding the Legislative Meeting which will be held September 26, 2018 at the Augusta Health Community Care Building in Fishersville, VA.  Monica Heck NP graciously agreed to attend and will represent the Shenandoah Region.

 

  1. President, Erin Morris, reminded members of the upcoming November elections for the Shenandoah Region.  All positions are open including President, President- elect, Treasurer, Secretary and Historian. An email will go out to members asking for nominations. Elections will be held during the business portion of the November 15, 2018 meeting in addition to an email ballot. Vicky Sullivan agreed to remain on the ballot for the Treasurer position.

 

  1. Discussion regarding how new graduates can hear about our local group. Members were reminded that Nurse Practitioners and students wanting to obtain membership should go through the VCNP website. We also have a Facebook page.

 

  1. It was brought to the group’s attention that our events are not consistently on the VCNP website. In addition, certain members have not been getting the email notifications.  Erin Morris will look into the issue of events not being published.  It was thought likely some members were not notified secondary to recent membership renewals, and perhaps not showing up as current members since their membership briefly lapsed.

 

  1. Next meeting was discussed:

-11/15/18:  at Bella Luna.  Speaker:  Remma Zygerman, Pharmacist.  Exact topic has not been finalized.  Efforts will be made to obtain CME credit.

 

The meeting was then adjourned.

Respectively submitted.

Maretta Yoder, Secretary