Provider Skills and Procedures Workshop - Online Recordings


Performing necessary procedures at the time when a patient requires intervention is critical for advanced practice providers. This online course is an easily accessible training opportunity to learn eight common procedures routinely needed by clinicians to provide proper care for patients.

Course faculty are advanced practice providers – PAs, DNPs, LPCs, and MDs - who are content experts in their respective practice focus areas. With an interdisciplinary approach across specialties, course content is applicable to most practice settings and applies primarily to primary care, urgent care, and emergency medicine practice settings.


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

  • Maximize your continuing education budget with this comprehensive course
  • 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 exam skills within their practice
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 9.75 AAPA Category 1 CME
    • 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 9.75 ANCC Contact Hours
    • 9.75 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    Registration opens: 
    Course expires: 


    Online recordings - Available from September 11, 2020 (2 p.m.) through September 10, 2020 (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
    United States


    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 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.

    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 is currently a Behavioral Health Therapist in the AODA department at UW Behavioral Health and Recovery.

    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.

    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.

    Sarah Williamson, MPAS, PA-C

    Sarah Williamson, MPAS, PA-C, joined the UWMadison 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.

    Credit Designation Statements

    American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 9.75 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 9.75 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 enduring activity for a maximum of 9.75 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 .975 continuing education units (CEUs) or 9.75 hours. 

    Available Credit

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

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    Registration fee

    Online course: $295


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