Provider Skills and Procedures Workshop

September 11, 2020 to December 31, 2020


Online Recorded Content and In-Person Skills Training

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

You will be taught a wide variety of common procedures by skilled advanced practice providers in a supported environment. Online programming delivers traditional lectures and case-based discussion, for ambulatory, acute care, and telehealth settings. In-person training complements the online program, giving you the opportunity to practice skills hands-on in a simulation lab under the guidance of an experienced clinician.

Choose programs individually or combine them for an intensive skill-building immersion. Customize each to include skills and procedures relevant to your experience level and practice setting.


We are moving our lecture-based sessions to an online format.

  • 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.


In-person training will occur at the UW-Madison and UW Health Campuses on September 25, 2020.

In-person training opportunities
  • Injections for Headache/Migraine
  • IUD Management
  • Joint Injection and Aspiration
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Para/Thoracentesis
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Splinting & Casting
  • Suturing - Basic and Advanced
  • Telehealth and In-Person Orthopedic Exams

View the Program Tab for details.


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 hands-on training for commonly performed procedures, in an accessible on-line and in-person 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.

Target 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
Course summary
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/11/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/31/2020 - 11:59pm


Online recordings - Available from September 11, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Recorded sessions are appropriate for ambulatory and acute care practices.

Recorded Sessions

AODA Intervention ~ Tonya Lawfer, LPC

Basic EKG Interpretation ~ Sarah Williamson, PA-C

Advanced EKG Interpretation ~ Sarah Williamson, PA-C

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

Radiology Ordering

Sepsis ~ Michael Ward, MD

Stress Test Ordering  ~ Nicole Reilly, MD

Wound Care ~ Alissa Devos, PA-C, MPAS


In-Person - Thursday, September 24, 2020
5:30-7:30 PM

Nexplanon Subdermal Implant Placement Training
*** NO Credit will be provided for this session
(Max Capacity: 10)


In-Person - Friday, September 25, 2020

Registration for hands-on training is first come, first serve. We will note on this site when sessions reach their maximum capacity of 10 people.

*IUD Management and Para/Thoracentesis include two parts; learners must register for both sessions. **Some sessions may require learners serve in patient roles. Please wear casual and loose fitting clothing.

Time Block 1Block 2Block 3Block 4Block 5
8:00-10:00 AM

Beginning Suturing

Joint Injection & Aspirations
~Brian Bruno, PA, LAT

Lumbar Puncture
~Jocelyn Wilke, NP

Telehealth and In-Person
Orthopedic Exams:
Upper Body**

No Session
10:00-10:15 AMTransition/Break 
10:15 AM-12:15 PMBeginning SuturingJoint Injection & Aspirations
~Brian Bruno, PA, LAT

Regional Anesthesia**

~Kris Schroeder, MD

Telehealth and In-Person
Orthopedic Exams: Lower Body**

No Session
12:15-1:00 PMLunch 
1:00-3:00 PMAdvanced Suturing

IUD Management
(Part 1 of 2)*

~Ann Baggot, NP

(Part 1 of 2)*

Telehealth and In-Person
Orthopedic Exams:

Upper Body**

Injections for Headache/Migraine**

~Janet Robillard, PA-C & Shawna Wheeler PA-C

3:00-3:15 PMTransition/Break 
3:15-5:15 PM

Splinting & Casting**

~Jennifer DuBois, MEd, LAT, ATC

IUD Management
(Part 2 of 2)*

~Ann Baggot, NP

(Part 2 of 2)*
Telehealth and In-Person
Orthopedic Exams: Lower Body**
No Session


Situations occasionally occur that may necessitate topic or speaker changes. The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP reserves the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.

Online Recordings and at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and UW Health Campuses
Madison, WI
United States

In-person sessions will be held at UW-Madison Health Sciences and UW Health Clinical Simulation Program. Participants may be asked to walk between buildings, but will not need to drive to different sessions.

UW Health Clinical Simulation Program 
600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI



Directions to the UW Campus and UW Health Clinical Simulation Program


Consider walking, taking the bus or riding your bike to the workshop!
Parking is available for a fee at Lot 75 and Lot 76. Click here for more information about parking options.

Workshop Attire

Casual, loose fitting attire is appropriate for this workshop. For some sessions we may ask learners to serve in patient roles.Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the educational activity.


Ann Baggot, APNP

Dr. Baggot completed her education at Edgewood College and the University of Wisconsin - Madison and is a certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.

Brian Bruno, PA, LAT

Brian J. Bruno, PA-C earned his degree at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Michael E 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.

Kristen L. Panther, NP

Kristen Panther, APNP, is licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber and board-certified in adult health by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

In her work, Kristen Panther focuses on health promotion of well adults and chronic disease management, with specific interest in women's health (including contraception), diabetes, hypertension, nutrition and lifestyle management of obesity.

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,

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 

Dr. Kristopher Schroeder earned a medical degree at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and completed a residency at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

Michael Ward,

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 UW-Madison. 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

Dr. 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 Wisconsin-Madison 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.


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.

Disclosures will be provided prior to the start of the workshop.

*The ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re‐selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact


Discloser List CME Internal Report

Accreditation Statement

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.

Credit Designation Statements

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates the enduring program (recorded sessions) for a maximum of 8.00 ANCC contact hours and the live activity (in-person training) for a maximum of 8.00 ANCC contact hours.  

The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing Provider 350. Iowa Board of Nursing accepts ANCC contact hours for nursing continuing education requirements.

AAPA Credit Designation Statement

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP 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. The enduring program (recorded sessions) is designated for 8.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. The live activity (in-person training) is designated for 8.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates the enduring program (recorded sessions) for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  The live activity (in-person training) is designated for a a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes the enduring program (recorded sessions) for .8 continuing education units (CEUs) or 8.00 hours. The live activity (in-person training) is authorized for .8 continuing education units (CEUs) or 8.00 hours.

Please login or register to take this course.
Please login or register to take this course.
Please login or register to take this course.


Please login or register to take this course.

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.


Email or call 608-262-8017


Emergency situations occasionally occur and may necessitate topic or speaker changes. The University of Wisconsin School of Nursing and the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP reserve the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.