Ciberseminario

Gout management: The role of nurses and allied health professionals

People who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk for gout. If left untreated, gout can lead to serious health issues and debilitating pain that severely affects a patient's quality of life. Healthcare professionals who treat patients living with gout play an important role in each patient's journey.

People who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk for gout. If left untreated, gout can lead to serious health issues and debilitating pain that severely affects a patient's quality of life. Healthcare professionals who treat patients living with gout play an important role in each patient's journey.    Please join subject matter experts Nancy Eisenberger, MSN, APRN, FNP-C and Teri Puhalsky, BSN, RN, CRNI, as they discuss:  

  • The connection between CKD and gout.  
  • The important role that nurses and allied health professionals play in the management of gout. 
  • Techniques and resources that are useful for healthcare professionals to utilize while treating patients living with gout.  

This webinar will be moderated by Mike Spigler, VP of Patient Support & Education, from the American Kidney Fund. 

This activity is supported by Horizon Therapeutics

Speakers

Nancy Eisenberger, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Nancy Eisenberger, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Nancy Eisenberger currently resides in Voorhees, New Jersey where she works as a nurse practitioner at Arthritis, Rheumatic and Back Disease Associates. She studied nursing at Misericordia University and received her graduate degree in nursing at Medical University of South Carolina. She has been practicing rheumatology since 2006. Nancy has three amazing adult children and recently added a granddaughter to her life. She is passionate about her family, her career, and loves taking care of the people around her. 

Teri Puhalsky, BSN, RN, CRNI

Teri Puhalsky, BSN, RN, CRNI

Teri Puhalsky currently resides in Maryland, where she works as an infusion RN at Medstar Orthopaedic Institute. She studied nursing at Excelsior College School of Nursing and has been practicing rheumatology since 2011. Teri received the Outstanding Clinical Performance Award as an LPN, obtained her CRNI in 2012, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International PhiPi Chapter. She strives for positive patient outcomes and firmly believes that collaboration with the healthcare team is critical for chronic disease management. With a patient-focused and evidence-based nursing practice, she knows all patients can receive quality, safe, and effective care. 

Photo Michael Spigler, VP at AKF

Mike Spigler

Mike Spigler has served as vice president of Patient Services and Kidney Disease Education for the American Kidney Fund (AKF) since July 2015. Mr. Spigler oversees a spectrum of programs and services: prevention activities, top-rated health educational resources, clinical research and direct financial assistance that enables kidney patients to access lifesaving medical care, including dialysis and transplantation.  Mr. Spigler has more than 20 years of experience in creating and managing health education programs for a multitude of chronic health conditions, including kidney disease, cancer, food allergies and anxiety disorders.