Provider Skills and Procedures Workshop - In-person Training

September 25, 2020


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.


In-person training will continue to 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
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Splinting & Casting
  • Suturing - Basic and Advanced
  • Telehealth and In-Person Orthopedic Exams

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Register for the Online Recordings and immerse yourself in the full workshop.


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-persona 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 exam skills within their practice
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AAPA Category 1 CME
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 8.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 8.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/25/2020 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/25/2020 - 5:30pm CDT


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 to meet health and safety requirements.

*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 4
8:00-10:00 AM

2 spots left

Beginning Suturing
~Jeff Oryall, PA-C


Joint Injection & Aspirations
~Brian Bruno, PA, LAT

1 spot left

Lumbar Puncture
~Jocelyn Wilke, NP

1 spot left

Telehealth and In-Person
Orthopedic Exams:
Upper Body**
~Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc

10:00-10:15 AMTransition/Break
10:15 AM-12:15 PM


Beginning Suturing
~Jeff Oryall, PA-C


Joint Injection & Aspirations
~Brian Bruno, PA, LAT

4 spots left

Regional Anesthesia**
~Kris Schroeder, MD

1 spot left

Telehealth and In-Person
Orthopedic Exams: Lower Body*
~Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc

12:15-1:00 PMLunch
1:00-3:00 PM


Advanced Suturing
~Sara Holland, PA-C

2 spots left

IUD Management
(Part 1 of 2)*

~Ann Baggot, NP

1 spot left

Injections for Headache/Migraine**
~Janet Robillard, PA-C & Shawna Wheeler PA-C

3 spots left

Telehealth and In-Person
Orthopedic Exams:

Upper Body**
~Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc

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


Splinting & Casting**
~Jennifer DuBois, MEd, LAT, ATC

2 spots left

IUD Management
(Part 2 of 2)*

~Ann Baggot, NP


Telehealth and In-Person
Orthopedic Exams: Lower Body*
~Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc

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.

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

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 Wisconsin–Madison.

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 UW–Madison 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.

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.

Jen can be reached at

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.

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 Wisconsin–Madison, completed a residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and completed a fellowship in regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine at UW–Madison.  He currently serves as the division chief and fellowship director for regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine at UW–Madison.  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.

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

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 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.

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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 this live activity for a maximum of 8.00 ANCC contact hours.  

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. This activity 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 this live activity for 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 this program for .8 continuing education units (CEUs) or 8.00 hours. 

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AAPA Category 1 CME
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 8.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 8.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

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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.


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.