PAs and NPs of the Florida Keys

Best of the Best - 2022

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19.25 CME credits (5.75 pharmacology)
Completion Time
19 hours, 15 minutes
Available Until
December 27, 2024
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Acute Care, Adult, Family, Psychiatric / Mental Health, and Women's Health
Cardiovascular, Dermatology, Emergency, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Primary Care, and Urgent Care
Clinical Topics
Acute Heart Failure, Cardiovascular Disease, Dermatologic Disease, Diabetes, Menopause, Mental Health, Obesity, Pain, Pharmacology, Primary Care, Psoriasis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Skin Conditions, and Women's Health

Cardiology & Emergency Medicine - Leslie Davis, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FACC, FAHA, FPCNA

  • Spot the Heart Attack: 12 Lead ECG Case Studies
  • Ref and Pef: The Not So Identical Twins of Heart Failure (Rx=1.25)

Cardiology & Emergency Medicine - Zach Hartsell, DHA, PA-C

  • Managing Airline Emergencies

Dermatology - Cynthia Griffith, MPAS, PA-C

  • Common Culprits in Pediatric and Adult Dermatology (Rx=0.50)

Dermatology - Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, DCNP

  • Approach to the Patient with Cutaneous Disorders
  • Diagnostic Dilemmas in Dermatology (Rx=0.25)

Diabetes - Debbie Hinnen, APN, BC-ADM, CDCES, FAAN, FADCES

  • DIY Diabetes (Rx=1.5)

Emergency Room - Melissa Kalensky, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE

  • Making Your “What Can Kill” List & Identifying That “Needle in a Haystack”

Mental Health - Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CTMH, CNE, FAANP

  • Benzodiazepines: Safe Prescribing in the Era of Prescription Drug Abuse (Rx=1.0)

Orthopedics - Sarah Bolander, DMSC, PA-C, DFAAPA

  • I Spy: Basics of Skeletal Radiology and Fracture Identification

Orthopedics - Gerald Weniger, PhD, ATC, PA-C

  • Keys to the Knee: Simplifying Evaluation of the Knee

Pain Management - Brett Snodgrass, FNP-C, CPE, ACHPN, FAANP

  • Pain Treatment in the Opioid Epidemic: Opioids, Non-opioids, and Complementary Therapies (Rx=1.5)

Women's Health - Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

  • Women’s Health Guidelines Update (Rx=0.25)

Women's Health - Nisha McKenzie, PA-C, CSC, NCMP, IF

  • The “S” Word: Demystifying Female Sexual Health (Rx=0.50)


Leslie Davis

Dr. Leslie Davis is an Associate Professor of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill

Dr. Leslie Davis is an Associate Professor of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill where in addition to conducting research she teaches in the graduate nursing program and maintains a part-time nurse practitioner practice with the Division of Cardiology. Dr. Davis is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Heart Association, and the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. She is also a certified hypertension clinician through the American Society of Hypertension. As a clinician, she focuses her care on adults with hypertension, heart failure, and acute coronary syndromes. Her research interests include self-care and symptom management with women who have experienced cardiovascular conditions. Currently, she is testing an individualized education and skill-building intervention to improve symptom recognition, interpretation, and care-seeking behavior in those hospitalized for a heart attack. Dr. Davis is an Associate Editor for the Journal for Nurse Practitioners where she also served as guest editor for two special cardiovascular editions (2013 and 2019). In addition to editing her own book, Cardiovascular Nursing Secrets (2004), she has authored/coauthored 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals including three ACC expert consensus documents, 12 book chapters, and other scholarly products. Dr. Davis has participated as an invited expert in Heart House Roundtables and served as faculty and chair of work groups and various CME events on heart-related topics. Dr. Davis was awarded the 2021 Distinguished Associate Award by the ACC in May of 2021.

Cynthia Griffith
Cynthia Griffith M.P.A.S, PA-C

Editor in chief of the Journal of Dermatology PAs
Clinical Researcher
Physician Assistant
National Conference Speaker

Experienced Physician Assistant clinician, clinical lecturer, educator, national conference podium speaker, researcher, and Journal Editor who is specialized in general medical dermatology and transplant dermatology in an urban academic medical institution. I am passionate about providing clinically excellent, research-based care to patients and about adding to the current research in dermatology and in the field of PA workforce data.

Debbie Hinnen

Advanced Practice Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator at Memorial Hospital Out Pt, Univ of Colorado Health

Debbie practices in a nurse-run diabetes clinic for the University of Colorado Health in Colorado Springs. She provides clinical services including insulin pumps and glucose sensors and teaches patient classes for adults and gestational diabetes patients. She provides professional education, precepts nurse practitioners and PharmD students and lectures nationally. Her publications span 3 decades. Debbie is active in ADA and ADCES (AADE) having served as AADE National President.

Melissa Kalensky
Melissa Kalensky DNP, FNP-BC, CNE
Josh Hamilton

Keynote Speaker, Leader in Healthcare Education, Administration & Clinical Practice

Experienced educator, dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a life-long love of knowledge Expert clinician with earned doctorate degree Talented administrator, manager and businessman; accountable for operations across multiple service lines and locations Innovator: experience in the application of informatics, technology & distance teaching methods Trained evaluator: experience with self-study & accreditation preparation activities; site visitor for Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nationally recognized consultant: demonstrated leadership in educational program development and evaluation Subject Matter Expert: background, interest, and aptitudes in a broad array of content areas

Sarah Bolander
Sarah Bolander DMSC, PA-C, DFAAPA

Physician Assistant
Associate Professor

Brett B. Snodgrass
Brett B. Snodgrass DNP, FNP-C, ACHPN, FAANP

Palliative Care Director of Operations
National Speaker/Teacher
Chronic Pain Expert

Brett Badgley Snodgrass is a Family Nurse Practitioner - board certified with the American Association of Nurse Practitioner and is an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse. Chronic pain expert. Extensive experience in clinical education development and delivery, new program development, and data driven outcomes. Expertise in clinical documentation and quality improvement. 26 years of experience as Registered Nurse and 16 years of experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Mimi Secor

Senior faculty at Advance Practice Education Associates (APEA)

Dr. Mimi Secor, Nurse Practitioner- is a national speaker, educator/entrepreneur, a #1 international best-selling author, and a health and fitness advocate. She has worked for 44 years as a family nurse practitioner specializing in Women's Health and more recently Health and Fitness. She has also published extensively, including her NEW #1 International Best-Selling book, “Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life at Any Age”. Her NEW Updated 2018 (4th edition) co-authored textbook, Advanced Health Assessment of Women; Skills and Procedures, is now available. Dr. Mimi Secor is in business with her daughter (a Pro Body Builder, and trainer), as “” and their passion is helping busy, stressed out NPs to become Healthy and Fit, so they can feel better, have more confidence and be more successful. They offer a variety of online programs, courses and services.

Zach Hartsell
Zach Hartsell DHA, PA-C

Principal at SullivanCotter, Inc.

Lakshi Aldredge
Lakshi Aldredge MSN, ANP-BC, DCNP

Adult Nurse Practitioner at VA Portland Health Care System

Ms. Lakshi Aldredge is an Adult Nurse Practitioner who practices at the VA Portland Healthcare System in the Dermatology Service and is also the Director for the Primary Care NP Residency Program. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Portland in 1998 as well as national certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner that same year. She obtained her Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification in 2018. She is Past Chair of the Nurse Practitioner Society of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA), Past President of the DNA and past Co-chair of the Dermatology Specialty Practice Group of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She currently serves as the President of the Society of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation Emeritus Medical Advisory Board and served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association, and is Associate Editor for Journal of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. She has a special interest in psoriasis, as well as in educating health care providers about the role of NPs in the field of dermatology. Ms. Aldredge has published numerous articles on the management of patients with psoriatic disease. She received the VA’s Nursing Excellence Award in 2008 and the President’s Award from the DNA in 2015. She also received the 2016-17 Outstanding Allied Health Award from the National Psoriasis Foundation. In March 2021, she was selected as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Gerald Weniger
Gerald Weniger PhD, ATC, PA-C

Physician Assistant Program
Associate Professor
Program Director

Nisha McKenzie
Nisha McKenzie PA-C, CSC, NCMP, IF

Co-Founder and Director
AASECT certified sexuality counselor
SSWSH Fellow at Center for Women's Sexual Health

Specialties: OB/GYN, Sexual Medicine, Sexual Counselor, Sexuality Educator, Affiliate Clinical Faculty Grand Valley State University PA Studies

CE Information

This activity offers 19.25 CME credits (5.75 pharmacology) to attendees.

Accredited by Jointly Provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine & Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts.

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners caring for patients in a primary and specialty care setting.

This activity is approved for ACCME, AMA, ANCC, APRN and AAPA credit.

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