9:30–10:30 a.m. (1.0 contact hour)
General 401: Pediatric-focused NPs: Always Innovating, Rarely Recognized
Tim Raderstorf, DNP, RN
As pediatric-focused NPs, we live and die by improving the lives of our patients and their families. We customize care. We find ways to reduce cost. We heal. We help cure. All of these things provide new value for our patients. This session focuses on the connections between this new value and health care innovation. We’ll explore how innovation is being put into practice and provide you with tools to bring back to your teams as you look to solve the problems of tomorrow.
10:45 a.m.–Noon (1.25 contact hours) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One
- 402: The Science of Neuropsychiatric Medications and The Application in Pediatric Practice (Pharmacology)
Joshua Palmer, DNP, PMHNP, RN and Susan N. Van Cleve, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN
This presentation reviews the neurological/biological basis and treatment of psychiatric conditions common to children and adolescents. The presenters will cover the basic anatomy and physiology of the brain to guide a neurological review of common pediatric psychiatric conditions. This knowledge is then used to discuss the pharmacological treatment of psychiatric conditions in the clinical setting.
- 403: Non-invasive Ventilation: What’s Old is New Again (Acute Care)
Christyne M. Kyper, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC
From fumigators to BiPAP, learn how non-invasive ventilation is being used in the PICU and how it is keeping our patients from being intubated. Enjoy a brief historical review of non-invasive ventilation as we discuss various disease states and indications for NIV.
- 404: Shaking the Fat Out of Fatty Liver Disease
Debra K. Browne, MSN, CPNP
An estimated $14 billion dollars is spent per year in medical costs associated with childhood obesity. Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease (NAFLD) is now the most common liver disease in children. Learn about NAFLD staging, interpret screening guidelines, discuss interventions and new research projects related to disease management.
- 405: What’s that Swell?: Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Lower Extremity Swelling
Rachel R. Swerdlin, MS, RN, CPNP-PC
There are several causes of localized pediatric lower extremity swelling which are associated with different etiology based on pathophysiology. While most causes are not life threatening, there are severe medical conditions that require prompt diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate evaluation and referral is imperative to eliminate unnecessary tests and doctor visits, as well as ensuring correct treatment. This presentation will review the causes of pediatric lower extremity swelling, differential diagnosis, evaluation, diagnostic work up, referrals and management of common causes.
- 406: Are We Listening? Barriers and Challenges for Families of Children with Medical Complexities
Emily Charles, MS, APRN, FNP-C, PNP-AC and Erinn Miller, APRN, FNP-C
This presentation will guide the advanced practice provider to recognize common challenges and barriers that families encounter while caring for their children with medically complex illnesses. Gaps of care are common amongst this population, and often times are related to social, economic or psychology barriers of the family not known by the provider. Unfortunately, these unaddressed gaps of care are frequently perceived as medical noncompliance, leading to fractured relationships between caregivers and providers. We will discuss interventions to assist providers in recognizing and addressing ongoing challenges and barriers for families of children with medically complex illnesses.
12:15–1:15 p.m. (1.0 contact hour) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One
- 408: Strokes in Newborns; Early Recognition Improves Outcomes (Acute Care)
Mona P. Jacobson, MSN, CPNP
Strokes occur in the pediatric population with the highest risk in the perinatal period. Many pediatric care providers are unaware of strokes in infancy. The goal of this presentation is to improve knowledge and recognition of perinatal strokes so these infants receive prompt evaluation and subsequent early intervention services which will hopefully lessen future deficits.
- 409: Blood Dyscrasias and the Primary Care Provider
Terea A. Giannetta, DNP, RN, CPNP, FAANP
This presentation will provide the definition of a variety of blood issues and how those diagnoses may impact primary care. Specific diagnoses will include Sickle Cell disease, Thalassemia, Hemophilia, vonWillebrand Disease and Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP). The presentation will help the primary care provider understand the lab results that support a diagnosis as well as how primary care can assist the family. The presenter will share diagnostic lab review for each process. There will also be a hematology management overview and application to the primary care setting.
- 410: Can You Hear Me Now? Updates on Pediatric Hearing Loss and Technology to Improve Hearing
Summer L. Hayhurst, CPNP, CNS
Learn the most current information about patients at risk for hearing loss, associated genetic syndromes, new FDA-approvals for cochlear implants and Osia hearing aid in this session. The presentation will include videos and photos of surgical device implantation and activation. Congenital hearing loss is one of the most common birth defects. Early identification, referral and intervention for pediatric hearing loss is critical for language development and cognition.
- 411: While We are Sleeping, the Glymphatic System is Hard at Work
Elizabeth K. Rende, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, PMHS-BC, FAANP
The identification of a waste removal system in the brain has been named the glymphatic system (GS). Come learn more about the anatomy and physiology of the brain and its amazing ability to remove waste products, occurring only while we sleep. A discussion about the significance of the circadian rhythm of CSF production, transport and drainage will suggest that suppression of the GS may contribute to the pathology in traumatic brain injury, autoimmune disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. Case studies will illustrate the potential significance of dysfunction of the GS in specific neurological conditions and the importance of the assessment and management of impaired sleep patterns or behaviors.
- 413: Specialty Care Speed Session
This session will offer seven focused topics in Specialty Care that convey important education in short presentations.