You are invited to attend the
Annual Nurses Legislative Reception
Virginia Nurses Association
Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners
Virginia Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives
Virginia Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Virginia nurses will have the opportunity to meet with Legislators and candidates to discuss issues, exchange ideas, and explore solutions to improve healthcare in the Commonwealth
Thursday, October 3, 2019
5:30 pm to 6:15 pm Social, wine & heavy hors d’oeuvres
6:15 pm to 6:45 pm Brief introductions and presentations
6:45 pm to 8:00 pm Open Dialogue with Legislators
27 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Lighted public parking is available directly behind the restaurant
RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/RichmondLegReception19 by Sept 30, 2019
Questions (no RSVPs) to Kevin Brigle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting: Is My Patient Well Enough? Understanding Treatment Goals and Escalating Care
Location: Tarrant’s West 11129 Three Chopt Rd Richmond, VA 23233
Date:Thursday, September 26 2019
Speaker:Omar Minai, MD Clinical (Adjunct) Associate Professor of Medicine Liberty University COM Staff Pulmonologist Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates of the Tri-cities Southside Regional Medical Center Petersburg, VA
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
• Discuss the rationale and changes for the hemodynamic definition of PAH, as proposed by the 2018 WSPH consensus guidelines
• Review the importance of periodic risk assessment and how this pertains to current goals for PAH treatment
• Describe how the level of a patient’s risk for clinical worsening is used to guide PAH treatment and
escalation of that treatment in the event of worsening of risk status
• Review the 2018 WSPH consensus recommendations for initial therapy and escalation of PAH therapy when patients fail to
improve towards established treatment goals
PHYSICIAN CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Total CME. The Annenberg Center
for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should
claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NURSING CONTINUING EDUCATION
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission
1.0 contact hour may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
CALIFORNIA BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSING
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13664, for 1.0 contact hour.
Maggianos Tysons Galleria Mall
Networking 6-7; Dinner presentation 7-8; and then Business meeting
Sponsor: Boehringer- Ingelheim, Topic Diabetes
Speaker Dr. Donohue from the Endocrinology Group in Arlington.
VCNP MEMBERS AND MEMBER INVITED NP GUESTS ONLY
RSVP via newsletter link.
Questions contact Membership Chair, Brittany Adams @ email@example.com
The programs for the year are set!
August: Lapetite on a drug to reverse new anticoagulants
Sept: Legislative reception @ Moss Free Clinic
Oct: Dr Sherwood speaking on robotic surgery, place TBA
Nov: New guidelines for TAVR, place TBA
Dec: Dr Mauer to speak, place TBA
The legislative will be held 9/16/19 at the Moss Free Clinic. Invitations will be sent out, Cathy Duncan will contact the VCNP, as they have helped with this in the past. We plan to send out electronic save-the-dates. (Wine, water, iced tea, shrimp cocktail, cheese platter, veggie platter.) Invitations to ALL NPs, CRNAs, mayor, CEO of MWH, admin of Moss Clinic
PR: Article planned for The Front Porch on “Unsung Heros of Healthcare”. Featuring NPs varied roles delivering health care, helping to expand access to health care for patients, highlighting our philanthropy and local programs, as well as our connection to and influence on legislation. Also emphasizing the change in the state regarding independent practice!
Timmes Ross- PR, will be getting admin rights from Michele Earnest so she can add pictures to our facebook page and look into Instagram. She reminded everyone to use the # at the bottom of any picture you submit with #FredericksburgNP or #NursePractitioner, so when people scroll or search, they will be more likely to come across our info!
Night of 1000 pies, 8/24/19 from 7-10pm. Philanthropy to go towards Empowerhouse. Consider “Dream For You”- a philanthropy project that supports an underpriviledged high school student in Spotsylvania, Louisa or Orange towards a degree in STEAM or healthcare track.
Nicole Brooks suggesting a membership newsletter. A summary to members regarding local programs and philanthropy as well as updates on legislative happenings- GREAT suggestion Nicole!
Presentation regarding Aimovig for migraines
Our next meeting will be in August, with a speaker regarding reversing the new anticoagulants.
There is a push for attestation with possible U-tube video involvement. Discussion regarding increasing continuing education availability, access to VCNP websites.
PR- writer for the Front Porch article would like to feature our local VCNP group possibly regarding attestation.
Consider a July Board meeting- with attestation documents and a picture for our facebook page or the VCNP website.
The VCNP will be changing the conference venue to a new one in Norfolk.
Membership numbers have rebounded, goal is to reach up to #2020 in 2020. There is talk of extending the student fee for the first year in practice.
Legislative reception: There are 140 members up for re-election. Consider dates 9/9/19 or 9/16/19.
Philanthropy: We are sponsoring the Cancer walk, Tiffany and Linda will attend and may be provided with a water station- banner will be displayed.
Submitted 7/11/19 JPSF
Our officers are now:
President: Linda Hazelgren
President Elect: Vacant
Past President: Cherie Wright
Program Chair: Lisa Keel
Public Relations: Timmye Ross
Conference Chair: Hishani Perera
Membership: Nicole Brooks
Secretary: Piper Schlesser-Foresman
Treasurer: Tiffany Simons
Legislative Chair: Cathy Duncan
Timmye talked to a writer for the Front Porch who is interested in writing and article in the future. Amy Sales of the VCNP with commonwealth PR can help with writing a local article on NPs.
We do not know if we will have a sponsor for the 5/2019 program. A program is set for June on Migraines. The nephrology group, specifically Dr Nouraldeen would like to do a CKD talk.
Cathy Duncan is wanting to have a legislative meeting again in September. Possible dates are 9/9 or 9/16.
Submitted 7/11/19 JPSF
February 2019 Meeting Minutes
February 21, 2019
In attendance: Erin Morris, Monica Heck, Mary Atkins, Maretta Yoder, Barbara Call, Andrea Knopp, Heather Camp, Holly Kellett, Tamie McDonald-Brower, Haley Tusing, Melody Mast, Sharon Zook, Diana Oddenino, Pamela Gipson, Donna Thacker and Victoria Krauss
NP Students in attendance: Sarah Gibson, Maria Circosta, Jae Anaza, Hannah Ferguson and Kelsey Fortin
Meeting Location: Bella Luna Restaurant. Harrisonburg, VA.
Meeting Topic: Holly Kellett NP presented a talk on Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Future meetings were discussed.
-4/18/19– Antipsychotic Medications in Dementia by Rimma Wolfe, Pharm D. Location TBD.
-9/29/19-sponsored by Sanofi Pharmaceutical. Diabetes Management. Location TBD.
-11/21/19– Speaker and location TBD.
Andrea Knopp mentioned having an independent NP present to the group regarding her personal experience. We will check with Allison Chupp NP to see if she is available and willing to discuss opening her own clinic.
- VCNP conference will be held in Roanoke from March 6-9, 2019. The Shenandoah chapter needs to donate a basket for the raffle fundraiser. Diana Oddenino graciously offered to purchase the contents and put the basket together. Erin Morris or Andrea Knopp will take the basket to the conference.
- Announcement of new officers and future request for committee members. Erin Morris, President currently receives emails from all committees and feels inundated with the massive amount of information, and therefore feels unable to adequately disseminate. She feels this is not doing justice to our members and does not give our local NP’s the benefit of involvement. Erin Morris will send out an email to local members with more information.
- Autonomous practice and GR update. Several members have applied for and received independent practice. There are still barriers such as payment which led into discussion of new HB that was postponed per anthem’s request. (or else they would recommend it for “study” which would extends its release for 2 years). Barriers also from facility by-laws in which autonomous practice not recognized.
- Announcement that Melody Mast, CNM will present a talk on Menopause at Sentara RMH on March 7, 2019.
- Diana Oddenino, a founder of our local group is offering to take on more responsibility.
- Sharon Zook announced her retirement at the end of this school year.
The meeting was then adjourned.
Maretta Yoder, Secretary
Events and Conferences
2021 VCNP Annual Conference
3/10/2021 - 3/13/2021