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AAENP Educational Webinar Series

Webinar - LGBTQ Care in the ED with Rick Ramirez, DNP, APRN-RX, AG-ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C, CEN, CPEN

October 27, 2021 | 12:00 pm CT / 1:00 pm ET

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Learning Objectives
  • Define LGBTQIP2A2 and Pronouns
  • Recognizing Bias in Healthcare
  • Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment in the ED
  • Finding Support in the ED and Being a Supportive Provider
  • Discuss Concepts of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) healthcare
  • Evaluate Trends and Disparities Related to SGM healthcare
  • Discuss Trans-affirmative Medications and Procedures
  • Identify Evidence of Human Trafficking
  • Discuss Initiation of PEP and PrEP in the ED
Target Audience
  • Nurse Practitioners,
  • Physician Assistants,
  • Nurses,
  • Physicians
About the Presenter
Rick Ramirez photoDr. Ramirez is the Director of the DNP Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the Hawaii State Representative for AAENP, and is the Chairperson of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee of AAENP. He obtained his Master’s of Science in Nursing with specialty emphasis in Emergency Nurse Practitioner practice from Vanderbilt University, and his Doctor of Nursing Practice from Vanderbilt University with a focus on physical trauma in global health. Dr. Ramirez is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Emergency Nurse Practitioner.

With over 22 years of nursing experience, 17 of which have been working in adult and pediatric emergency departments, Dr. Ramirez remains passionate about nursing, emergency, trauma, DEI, and LGBT care in the ED. In addition to his current position DNP Program Director at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Dr. Ramirez serves as the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Taskforce Chairperson of the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Nursing, serves on the Board of Directors and is the Education Chair for the Hawaii Association of Professional Nurses, and serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Network of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Recognized for his continued work to advancing DEI and the role of the APRN and DNP, he is an active member of the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Special Interested Groups, Sigma Theta Tau, Emergency Nurses Association, and the American Assembly for Men in Nursing. He enjoys spending time outdoors, surfing, running, and playing with his dog.

Joint Accreditation Statement

accreditation logoIn support of improving patient care, Northwell Health 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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