Can't meet us in New Orleans? No worries — we'll deliver one day of our conference directly to you! On Friday, March 8, we are offering a full day of courses available online via live stream. You can earn 5.5 contact hours, 2.25 of which are pharmacology for just $125 (non-members pay only $50 more).
Our live stream option is great for students looking for education beyond their institutions' available courses.
Schedule for the day: Conference events will be taking place in the Central time zone.
11 a.m.-Noon ET/10-11 a.m. CT/9-10 a.m. MT/8-9 a.m. PT - (1.0 contact hour/1.0 Rx hour)
203: General Session: Immunizations 2019: What NPs Who Care for Children Need to Know - Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP
Immunization recommendations are updated annually by the CDC. This session will advise NPs about the cutting edge issues in pediatric and adolescent immunizations. The recommended schedule, clarification of the guidelines, newly licensed vaccines and current controversies will be emphasized.
12:10 –1:10 p.m. ET/11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. CT/10:10-11:10 a.m. MT/9:10-10:10 a.m. PT - (1.0 contact hour)
204: General Session: The Entrepreneurial PNP - Scharmaine L. Lawson, DNP, FAANP, FAAN
With the changing healthcare delivery systems, the pediatric NP is now called on more and more to be on the forefront of caring for the pediatric patient. This demand has created a national shortage of pediatric providers. When there is a national shortage in your specialty area, it is the perfect time for creativity and innovation to flourish. Dr. Lawson is an award-winning NP who has cultivated a following through her Housecalls 101 program and innovative approach to increasing access to healthcare after Hurricane Katrina. She has a best-selling children’s book series entitled: Nola The Nurse® that encourages the next generation of children to consider advanced practice nursing for their career.
Learn how she developed this additional income stream as well as other entrepreneurial opportunities available for innovative pediatric NPs who are willing to think outside of the box.
2:45–3:45 p.m. ET/1:45-3:00 p.m. CT/12:45-1:45 p.m. MT/11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. PT - (1.25 contact hour/1.25 Rx hours)
205: Optimizing Antimicrobial Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics in the Pediatric Population - Jessica Jacobson, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Pediatric patients are at risk for developing severe infections due to their immature immune systems and developmental pharmacokinetic changes that can affect antimicrobial dosing. These developmental changes may impact the ability of an antimicrobial to effectively eradicate pathogenic infections. An understanding of pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) properties as they relate to antimicrobial use will augment your ability to effectively prescribe and monitor antimicrobial agents commonly used in pediatric infectious diseases. In this presentation, you will learn about PK and PD properties as they relate to antimicrobial drug optimization and present examples for antimicrobial stewardship activities.
3:55-5:10 p.m. ET/3:20-4:35 p.m. CT/1:55-3:10 p.m. MT/12:55-2:10 p.m. PT - (1.25 contact hours)
214: Disruptive Behaviors from Toddlerhood Through Adolescence: Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches - Beth Heuer, DNP, RN, CRNP, CPNP-PC, PMHS
This session will review disruptive behavior disorders in childhood, including oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder. Case studies will include “normal-but-challenging” child behaviors as well as cases delineating diagnostic criteria for these disorders. The presenter will introduce behavioral therapy approaches, including Parent Child Interaction Therapy.
5:20-6:50 p.m. ET/4:45-5:45 p.m. CT/3:20-4:50 p.m. MT/2:20-3:50 p.m. PT - (1.0 contact hours/X Rx hours)
221: Fever is Our Friend: How to Help Parents Not Fear Fever - Mary Ohns, DNP, APRN, CPNP, CCRN
Fever is the most common chief complaint among children presenting to an emergency department. These visits are often fueled by the phenomenon known as fever phobia. Myths and misconceptions related to fever and its sequela often result in fever mistreatment and fever over treatment. This presentation will help novice though advanced providers strengthen their ability to confidently manage fever in children while providing sound anticipatory guidance to parents in an effort to allay their fears.
Schedule note: There are breaks between all sessions, with a larger break between 1:10-2:45 p.m. ET/12:10-1:45 p.m. CT/11:10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. MT/10:10-11:45 a.m. PT. Participants can remain idle or exit the page between sessions. If participants exit, the streaming page may remember them upon their return, or the participant can login again without any issues.