8–9 a.m. (1.0 contact hour) Early Riser Sessions– Select Only One
- 201: An Antibiotic Spectrum An Approach to Choosing Antibiotics Using Antibiograms (Pharmacology)
Kim Steanson, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC
This presentation discusses antibiograms and ways to link potential pathogens and appropriate antibiotics to achieve successful treatment decisions in practice. The learners will (with pen and paper) construct an antibiogram with the information provided. The presenter will briefly discuss the history, dosing and pathogen coverage of each drug class. At the conclusion, the participants will have another tool to improve antibiotic stewardship within their practices.
- 202: Bigger is Not Always Better: Pediatric Obesity and its Implications for Critical Care with Case Study Discussions (Acute Care)
Heather E. Herrera, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC/PC and Jennifer L. Joiner, MSN, CPNP -AC/PC
Pediatric obesity is a growing public epidemic that has significant implications in critical care medicine. Obesity-related comorbidities often complicate the safe care of the critically ill child and pose unique challenges for providers. The presenter will review strategies to best benefit the care of the obese child using relevant case studies with a concise review of the latest information on the care of the critically ill obese child.
- 203: Evidence-based Screening and Mental Health Interventions for Primary Care: Anxiety, Depression, and Stress Related Disorders (COVID-19)
Pam Lusk, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP and Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
In this presentation, faculty will identify evidence- based screening tools for anxiety, depression and stress related disorders. In addition, we will discuss the follow up assessment of the teen or child based on the screenings, including stressor related (COVID-19) mental health concerns. The presenters will demonstrate the brief interventions for busy pediatric practices that address 1) anxiety (breathing, relaxation, safety strategies), 2) depression (CBT based strategies, patient safety templates) and 3) acute stress/trauma (identifying helpers, self-soothing and dealing with strong emotions strategies) and provide handouts and guides for practice.
204: Child Labor Trafficking: Essential Elements for Pediatric-focused Nurse Practitioners
Gail A. Hornor, DNP, CPNP
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and is a significant pediatric healthcare problem in the United States. The term human trafficking encompasses both sex and labor trafficking. Sex trafficking, especially child sex trafficking, has received significant public and professional attention. However, few efforts have focused on learning more about youth experiencing labor trafficking in the U.S. Pediatric-focused nurse practitioners are likely to encounter victims of child labor trafficking in their practice. A basic understanding of child labor trafficking will assist pediatric-focused nurse practitioners in timely identification of and appropriate intervention for victims. The presenter will discuss child labor trafficking and provide interactive case studies highlighting implications for practice.
10-11:15 a.m. (1.25 contact hours)
General Session 206: 2021 Immunization Update – Focus on the Schedule (Pharmacology)
Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP
While sharing the latest CDC immunization information, Dr. Koslap-Petraco will share real life experiences and case studies to engage and challenge you to educate and vaccinate your patient families, especially those who question the need for vaccines.
11:25 a.m.-12:25 p.m. (1.0 contact hour)
General Session 207: To be announced
1:45–3 p.m. (1.25 contact hours) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One
- 208: Prescribing Medications to Prevent and Treat Viral Infections in Pediatric Patients (Pharmacology)
Teri M. Woo, PhD, CPNP, CNL, FAANP
Pediatric patients become infected with viral infections ranging from the common cold to severe, life threatening systemic infections. Unlike bacteria, viruses are obligatory intracellular microbes which may rapidly mutate making the development of effective antivirals challenging. The presenter will review viral infections seen in pediatric patients and the medications prescribed. The expert will also review immunizations that prevent or mitigate viral infections including influenza, polio, rotavirus hepatitis B, human papillomavirus and newly FDA approved antiviral treatments for adolescents with hepatitis C. Participants will learn about prescribing and monitoring antiviral treatment for influenza, varicella, herpesvirus, and HIV.
- 209: Ethics in the PICU: The Art of Providing Care for the Chronically Critically Ill Child (Acute Care)
Heather E. Herrera, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC/PC
Pediatric-focused nurse practitioners in the PICU provide care for chronically, critically ill children every day. With the advancement of technology, many of these children are surviving and even thriving. However, ethical conflict can sometimes arise between providers and caregivers when these children become critically ill. Providers must then discuss and merge these conflicts while keeping the best interests of the child in mind. The presenter will review an ethical principles and discuss relevant cases studies, providing in-depth discussion regarding strategies to providing compassionate, ethical care in the PICU for these critically ill children.
- 210: What Kind of Leader Are You?
Michelle A. Beauchesne, DNSc, RN, CPNP,FAAN,FNAP,FAANP; Jo Ann Serota, DNP, RN, CPNP, FAANP, IBCLC and Margaret Brady, PhD, RN, CPNP
The purpose of this interactive presentation for emerging advanced practice nurse leaders is to explore the many facets of leadership, including offering the opportunity for participants to complete a self-assessment of their leadership style and potential. Then experienced leaders will provide guidance in small group discussions on developing strategies for next steps in the leadership trajectory. The goal is to assist emerging APN leaders to be prepared to accept the challenge to lead when asked to be the leader.
- 211: Nursing Beyond the Borders: Addressing Healthcare Needs and Health Disparities for Children in Immigrant Families
Teresa M. Whited, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC and Albrey Love, DNP, APRN, PNP-PC
Approximately one in four children in the United States lives in an immigrant family. Caring for children in immigrant families (CIF) presents healthcare providers with a unique challenge of addressing the health care needs and health disparities these children and their families face. This interactive presentation will define the nurse practitioners’ role in caring for CIF and provide targeted interventions to address these children’s medical and social needs to achieve optimal health outcomes in these vulnerable patients.
- 212: Online Dangers for Children and Adolescents: Pornography Exposure and Online Sexual Solicitation
Gail A. Hornor, DNP, CPNP
The internet provides many opportunities to enrich the lives of youth by providing greater access to learning opportunities, valuable resources and positive social interactions with peers. However, the internet is a relatively unregulated entity that can place children and adolescents at risk for a variety of negative and potentially dangerous exposures including pornography, online sexual solicitations and interactions with older adolescents, peers and adults. This session will describe child and adolescent exposure to pornography and online sexual solicitation and use interactive case studies to explore implications for practice.
- 213: Acute Care Speed Session (Acute Care)
This session will offer nine focused topics in Acute Care that convey important education in short presentations.
3:20–4:35 p.m. (1.25 contact hours) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One
- 214: Amox Rocks! Understanding Penicillin Allergy in the Pediatric Patient (Pharmacology)
Trisha Wendling, DNP, APRN, CNP
Penicillin allergy, the most commonly reported allergy in a pediatric patient, is associated with increases in cost of care, hospitalization and morbidity, as well as contributing to antibiotic resistance. However, 95% of patients labeled with a penicillin allergy do not have a true allergy. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has identified improper use of antibiotics to be an important factor that must be addressed for both patient safety and public health. This presentation will identify high-risk symptoms of allergy, differentiate between adverse reactions, IgE-mediated allergic reaction and delayed T-cell reactions, as well as discuss appropriate testing for penicillin allergy. Additionally, the presenter will address alternative antibiotics that can be used until a formal allergy evaluation can be completed.
- 215: Manage These Cases: Complications of Endocrine Disorders (Acute Care) (ends at 5:35 p.m.)
Maureen Madden, DNP, CPNP-AC, CCRN, FCCM; Valarie Eichler, MSN, CPNP-PC/AC and Lauren Sorce, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, CCRN, FCCM
Despite improved surveillance and management, endocrinologic disorders remain a major cause of illness, disability and hospitalization. The key endocrinological disease content that will be discussed are DKA, pheochromocytoma and thyroid disturbances. Each case will be presented using a case study format which includes the presenting signs and symptoms, diagnostic evaluation, diagnostic challenges, clinical complications and therapeutic interventions.
- 216: Leadership Development: Making the Most Out of Mentoring
Catherine M. Haut, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC, FAANP, FAAN and Susan Van Cleve, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP
Pediatric APNs work in a variety of settings where they care for children with complex health and social problems, teach APNs and engage in research or evidence-based practice activities. Novice nurses as well as experienced APNs benefit from mentors who can provide support and guidance in establishing these new roles, mastering technical skills and navigating professional opportunities. This presentation will focus on mentoring expertise. The presenters will share their experience in a mentoring relationship and will encourage participants to identify their personal experiences as the mentee, mentor or both.
- 217: Gender-neutral Conversations with LGBTQIA+ Youth: Disclosure and Health Outcomes
Brenda Cassidy, DNP, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC
Sexual minority youth report stigmatization and negative reactions from healthcare providers when disclosing LGBTQIA+ status. Practice how to start the conversation through case discussion in an interactive learning module on LGBTQIA+ health. Focus group methodology was used to develop themes for module content: appropriate terminology, health disparities and interactive cases to demonstrate respectful communication about gender identity and sexual orientation. Participants will receive a toolbox of resources on caring for LGBTQIA+ youth.
- 218: Primary Care Speed Session
This session will offer nine focused topics in primary care that convey important education in short presentations.
4:45–5:45 p.m. (1.0 contact hour) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One
- 221: Screening, Interviewing and Managing the Suicidal Child or Adolescent in Pediatric Practice – Latest Evidence-Based Recommendations
Pam Lusk, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP and Jessica Kozlowski, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
The presenters will discuss the critical need to screen children and teens for depression, thoughts of death and self-harm routinely in pediatric practice. If the patient screen is positive for suicide ideation or suicidal behavior, we will demonstrate how to use the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Youth ASQ Toolkit which includes a follow up screening tool with the specific questions to ask next about intent, plan, acuity and other key materials. Faculty will demonstrate how to use the toolkit, assess risk and determine need for hospitalization. Presenters will also demonstrate how to use the evidence-based outpatient intervention: Patient Safety Template and manage follow up visits for those who can be treated as outpatients.
- 222: Meningitis B in Young Adults: Clinical Applications & Personal Stories
Patti Wukovits, BSN, RN and Alicia Stillman, MBA, MPH Candidate
Curious about the public health challenges associated with Meningitis B vaccination in young adults? This presentation aims to improve your understanding of the clinical applications of current Meningitis B vaccination recommendations through a range of perspectives – a fellow nurse practitioner, two advocates personally affected by Meningitis B and a student health center provider from a college with recent Meningitis B cases. Through real-life case studies and personal stories, you will build your knowledge of Meningitis B prevention as well as available tools and resources to support your clinical practice.
- 223: Baby It’s Cold Outside: STI Exposures in Newborns
Mary E. Flynn, DNP, CPNP
Pregnant women are diagnosed with STIs at alarming rates putting their infant at risk for serious infections while in utero and after delivery. NPs working in nurseries and primary care offices must be vigilant to monitor for STI exposures and understand the immediate management and continued surveillance for these infants. This presentation will provide the current evidence-based guidelines for NPs who routinely care for newborns in the nursery or primary care setting.
- 224: Patient Safety Program in Pediatric Primary Care: Speak up for Safety
Cheryl L. Cairns, DNP, CPNP, RN
Safety is a primary concern in health care, with pediatric primary care being no exception. How does your office handle errors and safety concerns? In this presentation, we will delve into high reliability and a culture of safety. You will be provided with tools to use for identifying, mitigating and addressing barriers to reporting errors to assist you in leading efforts to improve patient and caregiver safety in the primary care office.
- 225: Writing for Publication: Back to Basics
Martha Swartz, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN and Sarah Martin, RN, MS, CPNP-AC/PC
Submitting a publication can be a daunting and scary task for the novice writer. This session provides an opportunity for authors to become knowledgeable about the publishing process. Faculty will describe publishing pearls, the three “writes” (topic, time and venue) and a writing plan. They will discuss reference styles, tips for reference management and the appropriate attribution. Presenters will summarize ethical considerations of manuscript preparation, including authorship and plagiarism. They will also address the components of a review, how feedback is given and tips for revision and resubmission. Session participants will have an opportunity for open dialogue with the Journal of Pediatric Health Care editors, editorial advisory board and department editors. The goal of this session is to have reluctant advanced practice nurse authors publish!