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January 12, 2023 2:30pm – 3:30pm (ET) Online
CE: 1.0 contact hours
Includes 0.5 hours of pharmacology
Join two nurse practitioners (NPs), Drs. Ruth Carrico and Wendy Wright, for a live webinar on the topic of COVID-19 outpatient treatment. There will be 45 minutes of presentation followed by 15 minutes of live Q&A. The recording of the webinar will be made available as an on-demand presentation within a week of the live event.
When: January 12, 2023, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET (1:30-2:30 p.m. CT).
Where: Online via the AANP CE Center.
Cost: Free for AANP members and non-members.
CE Credit: This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours of CE, which includes 0.5 hours of pharmacology, by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP). This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.
This program is supported by an educational grant from PhRMA and Merck Sharp
and Dohme, LLC, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Ruth Carrico is the executive director of the Norton Infectious Diseases Institute for Norton Healthcare, a large health system headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. She is also a professor and family NP, gratis faculty, with the University of Louisville School Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. Carrico has received training specific for health care epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
Carrico served as editor for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology from 2005-2012. In 2008, Carrico was appointed to the National Biosurveillance Subcommittee (NBS) Advisory Committee to the Director, CDC, and in 2010 became a SHEA Fellow. In 2011, Carrico was appointed by Secretary Sebelius, to the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). In 2012, she was presented with the Carole DeMille Achievement Award by APIC, an honor for an infection preventionist. In 2013, Carrico began serving the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases as the board’s nurse planner, and in 2014, she became a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow alumna. Carrico served as the 2016 president of the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC). In 2018, Carrico assumed the position of president of the Kentucky Nurses Association, and in 2020, she was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academies of Practice. In October 2021, Carrico was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the highest honor in the nursing profession.
Carrico's practice and research activities involve infectious diseases, infection prevention and control, vaccinology and international travel medicine.
Wendy Wright received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2019 from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She is a 1992 graduate of the adult primary care NP program at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed a family NP post-master’s program in 1995. Wright is an adult and family NP and the owner of two NP-owned and operated clinics within New Hampshire. Her family practices have won numerous awards, including Top Providers in New Hampshire 2020, Top 20 Fastest Growing Family Business and Top 20 Women-Owned Business in New Hampshire. In addition, she is the owner of Partners in Healthcare Education, a medical education company. She is the past president of Nurse Practitioners Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) and the senior lecturer for Fitzgerald Health Education Associates.
Wright is the recipient of numerous awards and was chosen as the 1999 recipient of the AANP New Hampshire State Award for Excellence. In addition, she received the 2009 New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner of the Year, the 2014 Top 5 Women in New Hampshire Business Award and in 2018 One of the Top 10 NPs in America. In 2020 and 2022, Wright won the Top Doctor in Souhegan Valley and the 2021 State of New Hampshire Advocate of the Year Award. In 2005, she was inducted as a Fellow in AANP; in October 2014, a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing; and in March 2017, a Fellow into the National Academies of Practice.
Wright is the founder of the New Hampshire Chamber of Entrepreneurial Nurse Practitioners, an organization designed to assist NPs with independent practice issues. In addition to full-time clinical practice, she presents nationally to different audiences and has been a speaker at more than 1,000 conferences in 47 states. She has been a medical media spokesperson for numerous companies and has appeared on radio and television, as well as in print magazines. In October 2020, Wright was featured in the Wall Street Journal for her NP-led clinics and the care they provide. Wright is frequently consulted by malpractice attorneys around the area of clinical practice and has worked on more than 100 malpractice cases involving nurses and NPs.