Pulmonary Medicine Update 2016

  • Date: March 11, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Location: Nebraska Methodist College – The Josie Harper Campus, Clark Building, 720 N. 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68114

Target Audience

Target Audience

Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers, Medical Assistants and other healthcare professionals caring for patients with pulmonary diseases.




Value: $180
Cost: $48 with promo code 70PD

Methodist and Jennie Ed employees please use the 2016 health system promo code for a 100% discount.


Course Description

Course Description

Purpose Statement: 

This program will provide current information and evidence-based guidelines that will enhance clinical and professional practices related to the care of patients with pulmonary disease.

 Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the impact of organ donation from a healthcare as well as a patient perspective.  
  • Discuss current information regarding immunizations.
  • Analyze infectious disease case studies to learn evidence based practices related to the care of patients with pulmonary disease. 
  • Examine complementary and alternative medicine interventions that can be beneficial to patients with pulmonary diseases.
  • Describe the use of bronchial thermoplasty for the treatment of severe asthma.




7:30-8:00am Registration
8:00-9:00am Perspectives on Organ Donation
  Lee Morrow, MD and lung transplantpatient
9:00-9:15am Break/View Exhibits
9:15-10:00am Immunization Update
  Rudolf Kotula, MD
10:00-11:00am Sherlockian Case Studies
  Robert Penn, MD
11:00-11:15am Break/View Exhibits
11:15-12:00pm CAM and Pulmonary Medicine
  Paul Nathenson, RN, ND
12:00-12:30pm Bronchial Thermoplasty
  Byran Kraijcek, MD
12:30 Adjourn




Lee Morrow, MD, MSc:  Associate Professor of medicine at Creighton University Medical Center. Dr. Morrow is an NIH-funded researcher who specializes in the evaluation of intensive care unit outcomes.

Rudolf Kotula, MD: Epidemiologist at Methodist Physicians Clinic  specializing in antibiotic resistance and travel medicine. 

Robert Penn, MD: Medical Director and Healthcare Epidemiologist for the Department of Healthcare Epidemiology & Infection Prevention at Nebraska Methodist Hospital.  

Paul Nathenson, RN, ND: Vice President of Integrative Health and Community Services, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, NE 

Bryan Krajicek, MD: Pulmonologist for Pulmonary Medicine Specialists PC




Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational credit to the disciplines listed below. Each professional is accountable to understand their accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.

In order to obtain contact hours or CEU's for a continuing education event, participants are required to attend the entire event and return a completed evaluation.


This program meets the continuing education criteria for 4.0 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa Respiratory Care Practitioners. 


4.0 contact hours awarded.  Code #NE13-16C07

Nebraska Methodist College Center for Professional and Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This includes 0 pharmacology hours.

Social Work

This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 4.0 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa Social Workers.

Medical Assistants

An application has been submitted to the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and is pending.

Education Credit

4.0 Education hours.  Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering.  Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline.


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