AP Skills Refresher Course

Wilkes-Barre, PA US
April 12, 2024

Program Description 

This is a Live Educational Activity. 

This course will provide a review of common clinical skills for APPs employed in primary care-based practices. These skills include, but are not limited to, Basic ECG interpretation, Preliminary interpretations of CXR and Orthopedic X-ray Films, Basic suturing, splinting/joint injections, and evaluating common neurologic complaints and neuro exam skills. Learners should attend to hone these skills which can contributed to reduced ED utilization. 

Target Audience

This activity is designed for Geisinger Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants from all regions who specialize in primary care-based practices, specifically Family Medicine and Convenient Care.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • perform basic interpretation of 12 lead EKGs, chest radiographs, and plain films
  • demonstrate basic suturing and techniques
  • perform joint injections and aspirations
  • describe components of a screening neurological exam
Refund Policy
A full refund will be given for any cancellations received up to one week prior to the course.  No refunds for no-shows. 
Course Cancellation Policy
In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, you will be called and/or emailed, and any tuition fees received would be refunded in full.  Geisinger is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.
Your attendance will be recorded within three to four days of the conclusion of the activity.  Credit will display on your continuing education transcript once the activity evaluation is completed.  
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 6.00 AAPA Category I CME
    • 6.00 ANCC
    • 6.00 Contact Hours
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    04/12/2024 - 8:00am EDT
    Event ends: 
    04/12/2024 - 3:15pm EDT
    7:30 AM 
    Registration and Continental Breakfast
    7:55 AM                     
    Welcome and Introductions
    8:00 AM                     
    Basic EKG Interpretation
    Sarah Worsnick, PA-C
    9:00 AM                     
    Preliminary Interpretation of Chest Films
    Corey Rossi, PA-C
    10:00 AM                   
    Preliminary Interpretation of Ortho Films
    Rob Emery, PA-C
    11:00 AM                   
    Splinting/Joint Injections
    Rob Emery, PA-C
    12:00 PM                    
    Luncheon will be provided
    1:00 PM                      
    Neuro Nuggets:  Dizzy/TLOC Assessment, Neuro Exam Tips
    Karen Tillotson, PA-C
    2:00 PM                      
    Gretchen Krant, PA-C and Tyler Longstreet, PA-C
    3:00 PM                      
    *Topics and Speakers are subject to change. 


    GWV GEMS Center
    6 Wildflower Drive
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
    United States
    Geisinger Faculty
    Alison Mowery, DNP, CRNP
    System Chief Nurse Practitioner Cardiology
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Karen Tillotson, DHSc, PA-C
    Activity Director
    Director AP Neuroscience Residency and Education
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley
    Robert Emery, PA-C
    Ortho General Healthplex CenterPoint Pittston
    Gretchen Krant, PA-C
    System Chief, Emergency Medicine
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley
    Tyler Longstreet, PA-C
    Emergency Medicine
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley
    Corey Rossi, PA-C
    Emergency Medicine
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley
    Sara Worsnick, PA-C
    Chief Physician Assistant Cardiology
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley


    In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.




    Credit Designation

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for 6 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.  This activity is designated for 6 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.  PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 


    Disclosure Policy 

    Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activity sponsored by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). 


    Available Credit

    • 6.00 AAPA Category I CME
    • 6.00 ANCC
    • 6.00 Contact Hours


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