AP Skills Refresher Course

Danville, PA US
July 24, 2024

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.
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 Participation Credit
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    07/24/2024 - 8:00am EDT
    Event ends: 
    07/24/2024 - 3:00pm EDT
    7:30 AM 
    Registration and Continental Breakfast
    7:55 AM                     
    Welcome and Introductions
    8:00 AM                     
    Basic EKG Interpretation
    Dale Gustitus, CRNP
    9:00 AM                     
    Preliminary Interpretation of CXR's
    Holly Schurk, MD
    10:00 AM                   
    Evaluation of Low-back pain
    Daniel Longacre, PA-C
    10:30 AM 
    Pediatric Orthopedic issues
    Rebecca Leuthold, PA-C
    11:00 AM                  
    Ortho Urgent Care Intro
    Splinting/Joint Injections
    Beth Wojtowicz, 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                      
    Jennifer Koehler, PA-C
    3:00 PM                      
    *Topics and Speakers are subject to change. 
    Geisinger Education and Medical Simulation (GEMS) Center
    100 North Academy Ave
    Danville, PA 17822
    United States

    Geisinger Faculty

    Dale Gustitus, CRNP
    Nurse Practitioner Cardiology
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Jennifer Koehler, PA-C
    Chief Physician Assistant Plastic Surgery
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Rebecca Leuthold, PA-C
    Physician Assistant Orthopaedics
    Geisinger Healthplex Woodbine
    Daniel Longacre, PA-C
    Chief Physician Assistant Orthopaedics
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Alison Mowery, DNP, CRNP
    System Chief Nurse Practitioner Cardiology
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Holly Schurk, MD
    Fellow, Pulmonary Critical Care Med Fellowship
    Geisinger Medical Center 
    Karen Tillotson, DHSc, PA-C
    Activity Director
    Director AP Neuroscience Residency and Education
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley
    Beth Wojtowicz, PA-C
    System Chief Physician Assistant Orthopaedics
    Geisinger Medical Center 

    Content Disclosure

    The faculty has attested that their presentations and/or content are HIPAA compliant.   
    Individuals in a position to control educational content for this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 
    CE Committee Members/Content Reviewer(s) have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. 
    * Any/All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. 


    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.





    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). 

    Commercial Support


    Available Credit

    • 6.00 AAPA Category I CME
    • 6.00 ANCC
    • 6.00 Participation Credit


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