Meet Our Expert Faculty
Our Energetic and Knowledgeable NP and PA Faculty Will Provide You with State-of-the-Art Updates in Cardiovascular, Allergy and Respiratory Care.
B. Gwen Carlton, DNP, FNP, AE-CAssistant Professor of Nursing
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Nurse Practitioner Associate
Covenant Allergy & Asthma Care
Leslie L. Davis, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FPCNA, FAHAAssistant Professor of Nursing
The University Of North Carolina Greensboro
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine; Division of Cardiology
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Greensboro, North Carolina
Mary Lou Hayden, RN, MS, FNP-BC, AE-CAsthma and Allergy Nurse Practitioner
Certified Asthma Educator
Glen Allen, Virginia
Christine Kessler, MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANPNurse Practitioner
Co-Chair Metabolic & Endocrine Disease Summit (MEDS)
King George, Virginia
Denise Link, MPAS, PA-CNephrology PA
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas
Outreach Chair for Council of Advanced Practitioners Executive Committee
National Kidney Foundation
AAPA Liaison to RPA (Renal Physicians Association)
American Academy of PAs
John G. McGinnity, MS, PA-C, DFAAPAProgram Director, PA Studies
Wayne State University
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy
And Health Sciences
Gabriel Ortiz, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPAPhysician Assistant
Thermo Fisher Scientific
El Paso, Texas
Mary Ellen Roberts, DNP, RN, APN-C, FAANP, FAAN, FNAPDirector DNP Program
Seton Hall University
Adult & Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Salerno Medical Associates
South Orange, New Jersey
Joyce L. Ross, MSN, ANP, CLS, CRNP, FPCNA, FNLADiplomate Accreditation Council For Clinical Lipidology
Past President Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association
President National Lipid Association
Consultative Education Specialist, Cardiovascular Risk Intervention
University Of Pennsylvania Health System
Daniel T. Thibodeau, MHP, PA-C, DFAAPAAssociate Professor
Clinical Education Recruitment and Support
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Wendy L. Wright, MS, APRN, FNP, FAANP, FAANNurse Practitioner and Owner
Wright & Associates Family Healthcare
University of Wyoming Fay Whitney School of Graduate Nursing
Amherst, New Hampshire
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 University of Cincinnati and Global Academy for Medical Education, Inc. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 17.0 contact hour(s) is provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Designated for 6.5 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.
Nursing Continuing Education
This educational activity for 17.0 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.
Physician Credit Designation
The University of Cincinnati designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 17.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistants Credit Designation
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
This activity has a start date of 10/1/17 and an end date 9/30/19.
The Cardiovascular, Allergy and Respiratory Summit (CARPS) self-study program is intended for primary care NPs, PAs, and Registered Nurses as well as other health care clinicians interested in diagnosing and treating prevalent conditions such as cardiovascular, allergy and respiratory disease.
Upon completion of the Cardiovascular, Allergy and Respiratory Summit (CARPS) self-study program, participants will be able to:
- Analyze disease patterns and apply pattern recognition to the clinical evaluation and differential diagnoses in patients with respiratory disease, allergy and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
- Integrate into daily practice evidence-based recommendations for the clinical management of respiratory disease, allergy and CVD, including aggressive treatment and treatment-to-target strategies.
- Evaluate the safety and efficacy of the various classes of pharmaceutical and biologic agents in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, allergic rhinitis, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, arrhythmia and congestive heart failure (CHD).
- Discuss the currently available and emerging medications that target established and newly recognized pathways in the pathogenesis of respiratory disease, allergy and CVD.
- Incorporate new therapies in appropriately selected patients.
- Provide evidence-based patient education on treatment options, use of inhalers and breathing aids, and the role of home care.
- Review routine practice protocols for use of the most appropriate outcomes measures.
- Formulate evidence-based lifestyle management plans incorporating updated recommendations for patients with respiratory disease, allergy and CVD.
- Develop individualized strategies for respiratory, allergy and cardiovascular therapy.
- Recognize the need for referral to a pulmonologist, allergist or cardiologist and understand the role of appropriate handoff, documentation and communication in the referral process.