March 17 Agenda - NAPNAP

March 17 Agenda

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8–9 a.m. (1.0 contact hour) Early Riser Sessions – Select Only One

  • 301: Tick Talk: Addressing Misconceptions in Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
    Ashley Gyura, DNP, CPNP-PC
    Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States, with approximately 476,000 people diagnosed and treated each year. Pediatric-focused APRNs in both high- and low-incidence areas may encounter Lyme disease, particularly with endemic areas expanding and increased patient travel. A 2022 survey of more than 600 nurse practitioners and other health care providers revealed that the respondents do not have strong confidence in their Lyme disease knowledge, and provider knowledge gaps exist regarding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. This session will review key findings of this survey and address common misconceptions in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. 
  • 302: Pregnancy Options Counseling with Adolescents: A Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Approach
    Mackenzie Hodak, DNP, CRNP
    Delivering the news of a pregnancy to a young person can be difficult and may feel intimidating to even the most seasoned provider, but doing it well will empower patients to make medically-informed decisions without judgment or pressure. In this session, we will discuss evidence-based practices for providing comprehensive pregnancy options counseling to adolescents through a reproductive justice framework and participants will have the opportunity to work through challenging case scenarios.
  • 303: Acute Care Case Studies #2 (AC) (ends at 10 a.m.)
    Case 1:
    Gun Violence: Case-based Clinical Management of Gun Shot Wounds: Medical, Surgical, Psychological and Social Implications of Penetrating Trauma
    Benjamin Ranstrom, DNP, PNP-PC/AC, ENP/FNP, RNFA
    In the movies, when the surgeon uses a forceps to pull the bullet out of the patient and drop it into a ringing metal dish, the patient lives; however, real-life gun violence is much more complicated. Gun violence is a public health threat to pediatric patients who may not only suffer penetrating trauma but may also witness violence. We will discuss the clinical and surgical approach to penetrating trauma based on cases at an urban level one trauma center in a community hospital. The presenter will also discuss psycho-social implications of gun violence on the individual, family and community.
    Case 2: Operative Abdominal Trauma: More Than Meets the Eye
    Jessica Z. Osipowicz, MSN, CRNP
    More than 60% of deaths of children and adolescents in the U.S. are due to injury. Abdominal trauma occurs less frequently than head and thoracic trauma; however, it is the most common unrecognized fatal injury. While standard of care for blunt abdominal trauma is non-operative management, most penetrating injuries and a small portion of blunt injuries will require surgery. We will use case studies to enhance your understanding of clinical presentation, surgical management and outcomes of severe abdominal trauma.

10:30-11:30 a.m. (1.0 contact hour) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One

  • 305: Pediatric Sepsis: Using Evidence to Save Lives (AC)
    Kristin Gigli, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC
    In children, sepsis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, with a case fatality rate of up to 20%. Early recognition and treatment are vital to improving sepsis outcomes. This session presents the latest evidence-based recommendations relevant to APRN care of children with sepsis.
  • 306: Pick a Pill! Oral Contraceptive Pill Prescribing for Beginners (Rx)
    Mary Gallagher, MSN, MPH, CPNP-PC and Elizabeth Sano, MS, APRN-CRNP, PMHS
    Designed for early career pediatric-focused APRNs, this presentation will review key components of prescribing oral contraceptive pills. Both progestin-only and combined hormonal contraceptives will be included. Attendees will leave feeling confident in their ability to prescribe and manage adolescents who desire oral contraceptive pills for not only contraception, but also dysmenorrhea and acne management.
  • 307: Combat Boots for Burnout: Mindfulness, Self Care, and Self Efficacy in APRNs, their Team and their Students

    Kahla Gagne-Loparo, DNP, RN, CPNP AC/PC and Shanna F. Botos, MSN, CPNP
    Coming Soon!

  • 308: Violence Prevention: A Call to Action for Pediatric Health Care Providers
    Laura F. Searcy, MN, APRN, PPCNP-BC
    Coming Soon!
  • 309: Evidence-Based Practice Myth Busters: Breaking Barriers to Implementing EBP in Your Practice
    Jenny L. Weiner, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC
    Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an often misunderstood and seemingly daunting task, yet it is an important aspect of care delivery and improving outcomes for all patients and families. This session will detail the steps of the EBP process as well as describe ways to include EBP in your workplace with real-life examples. This presentation is excellent for new and seasoned NPs in all areas of care.
  • 310: Early Career NPs: Harnessing your Professional Potential
    Beth A. Heuer, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, PMHS and Andrea Kline-Tilford, PhD, CPNP-AC/PC, FCCM, FAAN
    New to your NP role? This session will address common challenges for successful transition into your new role and discuss ways to help you successfully integrate into a new practice setting. Two seasoned NAPNAP leaders will provide strategies for integrating professional development experiences into your work so that you can build a meaningful and enjoyable career.

1:10–2:25 p.m. (1.25 contact hours) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One

  • 311: Inclusive Excellence for the Pediatric-focused Nurse Practitioner
    Nutrena H. Tate, PhD, MBA, RN, CPNP-PC
    Inclusive excellence is at the epitome of all that pediatric-focused NPs represent and provide to their patients. With inclusive excellence infused into the services and care that we provide, pediatric-focused NPs become equipped to reduce health disparities and increase access to care to youth and their respective families.
  • 312: Managing the Acutely Aggressive Child  (AC) (Rx)
    Dawn Garzon, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP
    Caring for the acutely aggressive child is challenging for novice to seasoned APRNs working with children and adolescents in an acute care setting. This presentation will provide evidence-based strategies to help improve the quality of care provided to children with acute aggression while increasing provider confidence when caring for this population. This discussion will include case-based scenarios and discussion of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic care approaches.
  • 313: Youth Suicide Prevention – Part 1 (Rx) (PsyRx)
    Katie Erdlitz, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, PMHS and Naomi Schapiro, PhD, RN, CPNP-BC
    This session summarizes current research about youth suicide statistics, risks, protective factors, prevention, new screening guidelines and basic approach to treatment. We will include a discussion about the Black Box warning for medications such as SSRIs and how to approach this issue with parents.
  • 314: Orthopedics for Primary Care: When to Treat and When to Refer
    Jenny L. Weiner, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC
    Orthopedics is an often-mystified specialty that many providers do not feel adequately prepared to manage. This session will provide you with education regarding pediatric-specific orthopedic conditions and describe how to treat them. Participants will also learn what requires an urgent referral to orthopedics.
  • 315: Vaccine Jeopardy (Rx)
    Dana DeShon, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
    What country is endemic for Dengue Fever? What is the earliest age to give the last dose of the Hepatitis B vaccine? What additional vaccines does a 7-year-old with Type 1 diabetes need? These are questions that will help you prepare to administer childhood immunizations. Learning how to apply the childhood immunization schedule with healthy, chronically ill and those that are behind on vaccines is an imperative part of primary care. There are many ways to learn the schedule, so let’s learn using fun facts in a game show format with prizes!
  • 316: Childhood is for All Kids! Ensuring CYSHCN Live it to the Fullest
    Traci Gonzales, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC and Ginelle King, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CPN
    Children and youth with special health care needs often face unique challenges throughout childhood. As health care providers, we can help navigate through these challenges and ensure this special population lives childhood to the fullest. This presentation will provide guidance on many topics including schooling, waivers, social integration and wish granting organizations.

2:45–4 p.m. (1.25 contact hours) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One

  • 317: A Multi-modal Toolkit for the Management of Distressing Symptoms in Pediatrics: What to Do After Step Two-moderate Pain (Rx)
    Tiffany Tidmore, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC and Kahla Gagne-Loparo, DNP, RN, CPNP AC/PC
    Coming Soon!
  • 318: Youth Suicide Prevention – Part 2 (Rx) (PsyRx)
    Katie Erdlitz, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, PMHS and Naomi Schapiro, PhD, RN, CPNP-BC
    We will review a scenario from screening through risk determination, lethal means reduction, safety planning and pros and cons of hospital admission vs. outpatient treatment. The session will include a discussion of initiating SSRIs in children who express suicidal ideation.
  • 319: Case Studies in Pediatric Hypoglycemia
    Cynthia A. Howes, MS, CPNP-AC and Jamie Tumulty, MSN, CPNP-AC 
    Coming Soon!
  • 320: Not for the Faint of Heart! A Pediatric Cardiology Primer for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners
    Elizabeth Espinoza, DNP, CPNP-AC
    Pediatric cardiac complaints in a primary care office can be intimidating, but do all patients all need referral to the cardiologist? In this session, we will analyze common pediatric cardiac complaints to help identify which patients are most likely to require specialized care.
  • 321: Workplace Violence: Equipping Pediatric-focused APRNs with Tools to Mitigate Risk
    Kristin Gigli, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC
    Health care worker safety is essential to maintaining health care quality and alleviates burnout, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress. Yet, health care workplace violence is increasing, worsened by the pandemic. This session will discuss the range of workplace violence, from verbal harassment and intimidation to physical violence, and discuss strategies designed to prevent workplace violence, allowing attendees to positively influence their work environments and well-being.
  • 322: Promoting Relational Health During Health Supervision Visits
    Kathleen Kent, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC and Wanda Thruston, DNP, PNP, RN
    Relational health is critical to supporting a child’s social, emotional and physical health, and well-being. Relational health is the ability to develop and sustain safe, stable and nurturing relationships with others, which also buffers adversity and builds resilience across one’s life course. This session will focus on the key role pediatric-focused NPs play in promoting relational health for both patients and families in a primary care practice setting. Learn from each other about innovative, equitable, practical strategies and best practices to effectively promote relational health to benefit both patients and families.
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