Provider Skills and Procedures Workshop


Learn new procedures, build essential skills, and gain confidence in your clinical practice.

Learn a wide variety of common procedures with skilled advanced practice providers. Online programming delivers traditional lectures and case-based discussion, for ambulatory, acute care, and telehealth settings. 

  • Maximize your continuing education budget by viewing recordings from both the ambulatory and acute care tracks
  • Decide when viewing the recordings best fits into your schedule

Online recordings will be available from September 11, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

View the Program Tab for a complete list of online recordings.


After initial education and training, the transition-to-practice gap for advance practice providers (APPs) include a variety of procedures commonly needed by patients. Traditionally, APPs need to rely on finding a provider who has privileges in their specialty to teach them new skills. Even when an expert provider is available, learning opportunities are limited by busy clinic schedules, coordinating clinic days, the procedures that patients need, and/or having the resources and time to attend a regional or national conference where these skills are taught.

Some experienced providers may lack confidence in performing specific procedures they haven't recently performed and need to refresh their knowledge and skills.

Not being able to provide procedures at the time a patient requires intervention limits access, creates barriers, and could lead to delay in patient care. Providers need access to adequate training to offer these procedures.

This workshop meets the need for further training for commonly performed procedures, in an accessible on-line format.


This CE activity has been designed to change learner competence and performance and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties' areas of patient care and procedural skills, practice based learning and improvement, medical knowledge, the Institute of Medicine areas of patient-centered care and evidence based medicine, and the Interprofessional and Nursing areas of  roles/responsibilities, interprofessional communication, and teams/teamwork.

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for advance practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and physicians in ambulatory and/or acute care settings.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the workshop learners will be able to:

  1. Identify indications and contraindications for commonly performed office and bedside procedures
  2. Explain current interventions and tools for treatment of specified conditions/diseases/screening
  3. Perform common procedures carried out in office and bedside settings
  4. Incorporate telehealth and in-person exam skills within their practice
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Online recordings - Available from September 11, 2020 (2 p.m.) through September 10, 2021 (11:59 p.m.).

Recorded sessions are appropriate for ambulatory and acute care practices.

Recorded Sessions

AODA Intervention ~ Tonya Lawfer, LPC & Lindsay Wolter, NCC, LPC, CSAC

Basic EKG Interpretation ~ Sarah Williamson, PA-C

Advanced EKG Interpretation ~ Sarah Williamson, PA-C

Non-Cardiac Chest Pain Management ~ Michael Horowitz, PA-C

Psychiatric Emergencies  ~ Jennifer Fiegel-Newlon, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, APNP

Sepsis ~ Michael Ward, MD

Stress Test Ordering  ~ Nicole Reilly, MD

Wound Care ~ Alissa Devos, PA-C, MPAS

Online Recordings
Madison, WI
United States


Ann Baggot, APNP

Ms Baggot has been a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner for 27 years. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Edgewood College in Madison, WI. After working in general hospital care for 5 years, she pursued her career goal of providing women’s health as an advanced practice provider (APP). She initially completed a certificate training program at Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, where she worked as a Nurse Practitioner for 5 years. During that time, she also completed her Master of Science in Nursing degree at UW Madison, with a focus on women’s health.

She has spent the last 20 years working as a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner at UW Health in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has a particular commitment to the provision of family planning services, so women have the knowledge and tools to control their reproduction. She has led numerous workshops on IUD placement over the years. She was awarded the UW Health Advanced Practice Provider “Excellence in Teaching” award in October 2017 for her efforts at training other providers in IUD placement.

Brian Bruno, PA, LAT

Brian Bruno, PA-C earned his degree at the University of WisconsinMadison.

Brian is a Physician Assistant and a Certified Athletic Trainer. He has worked in Sports Medicine for more than 25 years, with the last 20 as an APP with the UW Health Sports Medicine Clinic.

His professional interests include evaluation and treatment of shoulder, hip and knee injuries. Over the years he has worked with a wide range of patients including weekend warriors, professional athletes, injured workers and people who have just begun a more physically active life style.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Brian has been the APP supervisor for the UW Health Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation for the past 3 years. He has given numerous lectures to the UWMadison PA students on evaluation and treatment of hip, knee, foot and ankle in their Physical Exam and Orthopedic courses and has presented at WNA APRN Forum Pharmacology and Clinical Update conference.

Alissa DeVos, PA-C, MPAS

Alissa DeVos is a PA currently practicing in Plastic Surgery in Janesville, WI.

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Physician Assistant Program in 2010 subsequently taking a position in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Wound care became a primary part of her surgical position and she became wound care certified in 2012. In 2016, Alissa joined the University of Wisconsin Physician Assistant Program as a Faculty Associate and developed a hands on introductory wound care curriculum now taught to Physician Assistant Students.

She joined us to review the basics of wound care documentation, assessment, and management.

Jennifer DuBois, MEd, LAT, ATC

Jennifer DuBois is a Licensed Athletic Trainer at UW Health serving as Rehabilitation Triage Specialist performing clinical triage for outpatient therapies and improving access through diligent schedule optimization and wait list work.

Before starting as Rehabilitation Triage Specialist in April 2019, Jen worked 2 years as a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the UW Health Orthopedic Urgent Care, OrthoCare Now and prior to that as a per diem Licensed Athletic Trainer in the Sports Medicine and Outreach settings.

She completed a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2012 and became a Certified Athletic Trainer. She then we on to complete a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 2014 where she worked as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, primarily with the Division 1 Volleyball team.

After finishing her graduate degree Jen moved back to Madison, WI and pursued a career in the restaurant industry, working at three of the 19 locally owned Food Fight Restaurants. Her most memorable experience was being a part of the opening staff of Cento before becoming an Assistant General Manager at Fresco.

After much hard work and dedication Jen returned to work full time as an Athletic Trainer at UW Health which has long been her goal, to work for an organization that had inspired her by their forefront integration of Athletic Trainers. Since beginning full time in 2017 she has pioneered both roles described above by being the first to hold these positions and setting high expectations for the roles.

Jen enjoys photography and spending free weekends up north with her family. She can be reached at

Jennifer Fiegel-Newlon, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, APNP

A staunch advocate of mental health care, Jennifer A Fiegel-Newlon teaches psychiatry and mental health nursing at the UW–Madison School of Nursing, DNP program. A full-time psychiatric and part-time critical care nurse practitioner, Fiegel-Newlon infuses her teaching with insights gleaned from extensive experience with diverse patient populations.

Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc

Dr. Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc is an Associate Professor in the University of WI-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Her education includes a BS (PT) from the UW-Madison (1984), MS (Kinesiology) from the University of MI-Ann Arbor (1992) and a DSc (PT) from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI (2011). Dr. Hallisy’s teaching responsibilities include musculoskeletal coursework, health promotion and wellness, orthotics and tai chi independent study and research practicums. She is the Director of Mentoring for the UW-Health and Meriter Unity Point Orthopaedic Residency program. In 2008, she developed a tai chi–based group Movement Awareness and Exercise Program for Persons with Chronic Conditions for UW-Health Interprofessional Pain Clinic. Her research team developed Tai Chi Prime, a National Council on Aging evidence-based falls prevention program for community-dwelling older adults (Gerontologist, 2019). Dr. Hallisy is an orthopaedic certified specialist (OCS) with a wide array of PT tools including manual therapy (CMPT), exercise (CEEAA) and movement strategies (tai chi, qigong, yoga) to help PTs and PTAs promote optimal aging and wellness in their patients/clients.

Michael Horowitz, PA

Michael Horowitz is a licensed physicians assistant. Following the completion of an 18-month postgraduate residency program in Emergency Medicine at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. Michael continues to maintain interest in developing and maintaining a robust base of clinical knowledge.

He also considers the use of shared decision-making as being a critical component of delivering patient-centered care. Additionally, Michael has interest in fostering educational opportunities for his colleagues to elevate the level of our clinical care and foster career development.

Tonya Lawfer, LPC/SUD

Tonya Lawfer, LPC/SUD is a Behavioral Health Therapist with the UW Behavioral Health and Recovery, AODA Department.

She completed her undergraduate degree at UWMadison, majoring in psychology and biology, and her graduate degree in community counseling from UWMilwaukee. She has been in the field working as a counselor since 2012 and became fully licensed as a Professional Counselor in 2015.

Tonya’s clinical interests include working with patients with substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and dissociative identity disorder. She strongly believes in a patient-centered and evidence-based approach with a non-judgmental attitude in working with her patients.

Nicole Reilly, MD 

Dr. Reilly is a faculty member in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine within the Department of Medicine. She is a member of numerous professional societies such as the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Society of Echocardiography. She also serves on the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, Fellows in Training & Early Career Committee.

During her training, Dr. Reilly was selected as Chief Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine, and continues her work in medical education, serving as core faculty for the cardiovascular medicine fellowship and director of the resident elective rotation in echocardiography.

Dr. Reilly teaches residents and fellows as a lecturer on topics such as non-invasive evaluation of coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndromes.

Dr. Reilly’s clinical interests include general cardiovascular medicine, multi-modality imaging and non-invasive evaluation of coronary artery disease (including coronary artery CT), interventional echocardiography and transthoracic echocardiography.

Janet Robillard, PA

Janet's clinical focus is headache treatment. Her aim is to meet patients where they are and move them forward for optimal headache treatment. She uses a broad range of tools in order to bring headaches under control.

Janet's interests include management of headaches for young adults and those affected by female hormonal changes, backed by several years of gynecologic career experience.

She is an active member of the Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants and was the organization's president in 2015-16 and president-elect in 2002 and from 2005-2010, and is a member of the American Academy of PAs.

Kristopher Schroeder, MD

Dr. Kristopher Schroeder was raised in Eau Claire, WI, earned a medical degree at the University of WisconsinMadison, completed a residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and completed a fellowship in regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine at UWMadison.  He currently serves as the division chief and fellowship director for regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine at UWMadison.  Dr. Schroeder is the editor of the (American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine) ASRA News and serves on multiple American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) committees.

Michael Ward, MD

Dr. Ward completed both his undergraduate degree and medical school training here at UW. He was one of the first students to be awarded the Darren Bean Emergency Medicine Scholarship. He then moved on to Chicago to complete his residency at the University of Chicago. Upon graduation, he stayed on as faculty at the University of Chicago and returned to Madison in 2017.

Dr. Ward's main research focus is in acute fluid resuscitation for septic patients, including potentially fluid volume sensitive patients.

Shawna Wheeler, PA-C 

Shawna Wheeler is an Advanced Practice Provider in the Department of Neurology. She practices at the UW Health Headache Clinic in collaboration with neurologists who specialize in treatment of migraine and cluster headaches, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, Trigeminal Neuralgia, atypical facial pain and post-concussion syndrome.

She specifically enjoys addressing musculoskeletal problems that can contribute to headache disorders and embraces many approaches to treatment, including medication management, non-pharmacologic treatments (physical therapy, supplements, pain psychology, integrative medicine) and procedures. She performs trigger point injections, occipital nerve blocks and Botox injections.

She received her Physician Assistant degree at UWMadison. Following graduation, she worked at CRC Health Group in Washington, helping patients recover from opiate dependence. She began her career in chronic pain with advanced pain management and established her career in the UW Neurology Department with a position in chronic pain and headache management.

Shawna Wheeler gradually transitioned entirely to headache management in 2011. She has given lectures on chronic pain and headache management to students at the University of Wisconsin Physician Assistant program, insurance companies and nursing staff.

Jocelyn Wilke, NP

Ms. Wilke is an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Neurology. She practices in the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic alongside neurologists who treat Multiple Sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system. She also works seeing general neurology patients with a wide variety of neurological disorders.

She received her undergraduate education at the University of WisconsinMadison and her graduate degree in Nursing at Marquette University. She is board certified in Adult and Geriatric Care by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

She enjoys working with patients with multiple sclerosis, assisting patients that have bowel and bladder issues as a result of various neurological diseases and educating patients and families. She is very interested in improving patient care outcomes and optimizing quality of life for patients affected by neurological disease.

Sarah Williamson, MPAS, PA-C

Sarah Williamson, MPAS, PA-C, joined the UW–Madison Physician Assistant Program in Spring 2020. Williamson says she gained new appreciation for education while practicing at UW Hospital and Clinic’s cardiovascular medicine clinic. “Coming to an academic center I knew I’d be teaching, but I didn’t realize just how much—or how much I would enjoy it!”

Williamson arranges second-year rotations and testing, strengthens relations with current clinical sites and build connections with new sites. A specialist in cardiovascular electrophysiology, she also teaches cardiology in the Physician Assistant Program.

Lindsay Wolter, NCC, LPC, CSAC

Lindsay R. Wolter is a dually licensed counselor at UW Behavioral Health and Recovery and is also in private practice at Many Roads Clinic. Lindsay has been working in the field of counseling for about 4 years and graduated from Marquette University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology. Her graduate program was completed at Mount Mary University in 2016 with a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, focusing on Dual Diagnosis treatment for addiction and mental health services.

Lindsay got her start at a methadone clinic working with patients on a long-term care basis,  focusing on opiate recovery and rebuilding their lives in a productive and therapeutic manner. Lindsay is now works with people with all addictions and mental health concerns at UW Health and Many Roads Clinic. Her belief systems for therapy surround an inclusive approach that focuses on the patient’s needs in a collaborative environment. She practices mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and a trauma focused style with Dialectical Behavioral therapy as an area of skill building.


Kristen Panther, APRN, Co-Course Director

UW Health, Department of Medicine

Tracy Mrochek, MPA, RN
Continuing Education Program Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing

Michael Horowitz, PA-C, Co-Course Director
APP Education Lead, University of Wisconsin-BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine

Scott Wilson, DO

Clinical Professor, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

UW Health

Emily Jumper

Specialist-APP Education & Professional Development

UW Health



It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership, that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the workshop materials.

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In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) 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.

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Registration fees

Live course: $295
Online course: $295

Both live and online course discounts:
UW-Madison affiliate: $395
Enter code: PSP20FULLUW

Non-UW Madison affiliate: $495
Enter code: PSP20FULLN



Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to Cancellation requests received at least 96 hours prior to the conference will allow a full refund except for the nonrefundable processing fee of $50. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 96 hours prior to the activity start date.


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