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10:15 a.m.–Noon (1.25 contact hours)
101 General : Opening Keynote
1:30–2:45 p.m. (1.25 contact hours) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One
- 102: Nothing Fun about Functional GI Conditions
Charlotte C. Rensberger, MSN, APRN, PNP-PC
When a child has a functional GI disorder, although they may be experiencing GI symptoms, these are not due to an underlying organic medical condition. Medications and diet can be beneficial when used appropriately with realistic expectations. This presentation is aimed at helping practitioners accurately identify and manage functional GI disorders.
- 103: The Right Drug for the Bug: Antibiotic Prescribing Update 2023 (Rx)
Teri Moser Woo, PhD, CPNP-PC, CNL, FAANP
Antibiotics are the most commonly prescribed medications in pediatrics. This presentation will review current antibiotic resistance patterns and provide a rapid-fire review of current guidelines for prescribing antibiotics for pediatric patients.
- 104: HEADed in the Right Direction: Advances in TBI Mitigation and Management (AC)
Jeremy D. Jordan, PhD, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CCRN, CNE
Do your patients know that they need different helmets for different sports? Have you ever wondered how these helmets work differently? Do you know what to do if you see a child being put back in the game after a hit to the head? Join us as we learn the answers to these questions and about the most up-to-date evidence in caring for children with traumatic brain injuries and concussions.
- 105: Urine Good Hands – Top 5 Nephrology Referrals for Primary Care
Catherine Woods, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
What can nephrology do for you? From hypertension to failure to thrive, nephrology isn’t just about abnormal renal imaging or labs. This presentation will cover top nephrology referrals including chronic and emergent consultations. The presenter will discuss findings and workups to bring improved confidence to your clinical practice.
- 106: The 3 C’s for Reaching GenZ: Connect, Collaborate & Communicate for Positive Change
Jennifer Salerno, DNP, CPNP, FAANP
GenZ grew up online, with the pandemic deepening their utilization of technology and increasing mental health risks. Connecting with today’s connected youth is even more important to improve health, but effective risk reduction depends on engaged, dynamic communication – often easier said than done. This session will equip you to implement youth-focused motivational interviewing strategies to strengthen communication, identify risks and provide quick and effective risk reduction coaching during your GenZ patient visits.
- 107: Current Issues in Scholarly Publication: Integrity, DEIB and Social Media
Martha K. Swartz, PhD, APRN, FAAN and Donna Hallas, PhD, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN
This discussion will focus on fostering collaboration and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in scholarly writing and review within an ethical context. In addition, we will review the expanding opportunities offered by social media for dissemination and practice improvement.
3:10–4:25 p.m. (1.25 contact hours) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One
- 108: Adolescent Health: PCOS and the Importance of Early Detection, Diagnosis, Treatment and Interventions (Rx)
Danielle Stratton, DNP, APRN, PPCNP-BC
Evidence-based research shows that polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is under-recognized, under-diagnosed and females have experienced delay in implementation of interventions and treatment(s). This session will explore and give you the underpinning of knowledge, the confidence and tools for early recognition, and strategies to develop a plan of care for adolescent female patients that facilitates physical and mental health maintenance. This is an exciting and fun learning session full of information that is great for new and experienced NPs.
- 109: Lethal Means Reduction: The What, Why, and How of Means Reduction for the Pediatric-focused APRN
Stephanie C. Evans, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, CLC and Shawna Sisler, PhD, MS, MA, MAPP, RN, PHN, C-PNP-PC, PMHS
Suicide is the leading cause of violent death and the second leading cause of all death for ages 10-24. Children are more likely to die by suicide when specific lethal means are chosen. PNPs are poised to bring awareness of lethal means and play a vital role in developing prevention strategies.
- 110: Application of an Antiracism Framework to Improve Pediatric-focused APRN Training and Patient Outcomes
Felesia Bowen, PhD, DNP, PPCNP-BC, FAAN
Anti-racism is a social justice practice that seeks to identify and remove systemic racism. This presentation will demonstrate how an antiracism framework can improve provider cultural humility and patient health outcomes. Participants will be introduced to the concept of anti-racism as it pertains to PNP education and patient care.
- 111: Spilling the Beans on Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury, its Prevention, and Treatments (AC)
Jackie Calhoun, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
Pediatric acute kidney injury (AKI) is an increasingly more common condition that often goes unrecognized and can lead to increased morbidity and mortality. Learn about the causes of AKI, its prevention and how to treat it if it does occur. This presentation will include discussion of various renal replacement therapies, including continuous, intermittent and peritoneal dialysis.
- 112: Breastfeeding Basics for the Pediatric Provider
Christine Pfundstein, MS, APRN, CPNP, IBCLC
This presentation will address basic latch techniques with troubleshooting advice and provide evidence-based resources that you can provide to your patients to support their breastfeeding journey and keep you up to date with recent protocols. You don’t have to be a breastfeeding expert to give strong support; you just need to have a list of great resources!
- 113: Seizure or Not? A Case-based Approach to Evaluating Paroxysmal Events in Children
Daniel Crawford, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CNE and Lauren Siebrase-Wilkes, MSN, FNP-C
It is common for paroxysmal events that may look like seizures to present in primary or emergency care settings, but often neurology finds these events are not seizures. This presentation will use a case-based approach to differentiate paroxysmal events that are seizures from those that are not.
4:40–5:40 p.m. (1.0 contact hour) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One
- 114: Gender Affirming Medical Care for Gender Non-Conforming Youth (Rx)
Nellie Lazar, MSN, MPH
How do I know which pronouns to use? How can I affirm my gender expansive and gender diverse patients and families during well visits? We will review cases of gender diverse youth who visit their pediatric-focused NP for primary care issues and ask for assistance in accessing gender affirming medical interventions.
- 115: Unique Disordered Eating Behaviors in Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: Screening in Primary Care Can Save Lives
Elizabeth Doyle, DNP, APRN, PPCNP-BC, CDCES, BC-ADM
Disordered eating behaviors are very common in adolescents and young adults with Type 1 diabetes, as they have unique purging behaviors accomplished through the manipulation of insulin doses. However, these behaviors are dangerous, and can lead to profound dehydration and life-threatening diabetic ketoacidosis. This presentation will discuss diabuliemia, its pathophysiology, signs and symptoms and emergent treatment.
- 116: Learning to ESCAPE: Screening and Identification of Child Physical Abuse
Sheri M. Carson, DNP, RN, CPN, CPNP-PC
Research shows that early identification of child physical abuse reduces the rate of subsequent injury and death by up to 50%, yet children are not consistently screened for physical abuse due to insufficient provider knowledge and lack of a systematic screening protocol. This presentation will provide an overview of child physical abuse, including red flags and injuries that are suspicious for abuse. Using interactive case studies, participants will learn how to utilize the validated Escape instrument to screen and identify children at high risk for physical abuse. The presenter will also review an example screening protocol, important documentation guidelines and screening considerations for acute and primary care NPs across a variety of pediatric settings.
- 117: The Process from Prospectus to Textbook: The Production of the 8th edition of Burn’s Pediatric Primary Care
Nan M. Gaylord, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN and Mary Dirks, DNP, CPNP-PC, FAANP
The Burns’ Pediatric Primary Care book was first published in 1996 by a team including NAPNAP past president Catherine Burns; and, now in 2023, the 8th edition is hot off the press. The editors of the 8th edition will describe the process and expertise required of contributors and the editing expected among collaborating editors that produces a strong, high-quality text.
- 118: Burnout in the Advanced Practice Provider and Strategies to Improve Symptoms
Haley D. Stoll, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC
Burnout is increasing in advanced practice providers with many providers experiencing exhaustion, depersonalization and feeling unaccomplished. What are early signs and symptoms of burnout? What can NPs do to mitigate their risk of burnout? This presentation will help providers recognize burnout, discuss management strategies and get pediatric-focused NPs reenergized in their role!
- 119: Is it HFNC or BiPap and When Do I Intubate? (AC)
Marisa G. Mize, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC, CCRN
The pediatric-focused NP is often able to initiate non-invasive ventilation using either high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) or bi-level positive pressure (BiPAP). In this presentation, we will use case studies to review these modes of non-invasive ventilation and discuss when to intubate children who do not respond to either modality and need mechanical ventilation.