Program Description: 


Accreditation Statement:  The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:  The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Nurse Practitioner Accreditation Statement:  The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse Practitioner continuing education.  Provider Number: 150930.

Nurse Practitioner Credit Designation Statement:  Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 150930.  This program has been approved for 1.00 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 1.0 hours of pharmacology).

Note: Sessions applicable for pharmacology credit will indicate pharmacology hours available for NPs.

Participant must attend entire session and complete a program evaluation to earn CE credit.

Target audience: 

Advanced Practice Providers

Learning objectives: 

TITLE: Provider Mental Health in the Time of COVID

  • Role of APPs in the perioperative period

                Discussion of AA, CRNA, scope of practice, what we do at froedtert vs facilities with different practice models

  • Identifying the need for sedation or anesthesia

                Spectrum of consciousness, what constitutes sedation vs MAC vs general anesthesia

                Matching degree of procedure stimulation with required level of consciousness, patient selection

  • Preparing the patient for the perioperative period

                Risk stratification- ASA status, major cardiac and pulmonary risk stratification tools

                Preop testing

                Preop medication changes

                Shared decision making, multidisciplinary decision making, and informed consent

  • Maximizing safety during moderate sedation

                Discussion of who is qualified to perform sedation, re Froedtert policy

                Evidence based measures to improve sedation safety- capnography, monitoring, patient selection, etc

  • Time for questions




Faculty & credentials: 

Speaker: Major Katie Helmrick, DNP, CRNA


Planning Committee:  

Planning Committee: Amber Essenmacher, PA-C, Education Director, Ann Carlin, APNP, Lindsey Cushman, PA-C, Angelia Espinal, APNP, Emily Klar, PA-C, Emily Lemke, APNP, Adrienne Markiewicz, APNP,  Jennifer McMahon, APNP, Jennifer Merrill, APNP, MaryAnn Moon, APNP, Jamie Neary, PA-C, Julie Raaum, DNP,  Molly Robischon, PA-C, Pam Souders, APNP, Stephanie Stroud, APNP,  Mary Jo Wiemiller, MS PA-C, Katie Wollak, PA-C,  Lana Zaharova, DNP, Ann Zechlinski, Pharmacy manager FH Inpatient,  Karla Zilinski, APNP Lana Zaharova, DNP, Ann Zechlinski, Pharmacy manager FH Inpatient, Karla Zilinski, APNP Content Expert: Major Katie Helmrick, DNP, CRNA


Amanda Gross
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-0280

The purpose of APP Grand Rounds is to enhance the ability of PAs and APNs to recognize, diagnose and manage common medical conditions across the continuum of presentation in the office/outpatient setting to exacerbation of these conditions requiring management in an acute care setting.

Speaker: Major Katie Helmrick, DNP, CRNA

Session date: 
10/14/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT
Webex Virtual Platform
United States
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 1.00 NP Pharmacology
    NP Pharmacology credit.
  • 1.00 NP Contact Hours

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