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9:30–10:30 a.m. (1.0 contact hour)
401 General: Closing Keynote
10:45 a.m.–Noon (1.25 contact hours) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One
- 402: Functional and Integrative Medicine for Pediatric Mental Health Disorders
Emily Gutierrez, DNP, C-PNP, APRN, PMHS, CCN, IFMCP
Access to care for pediatric mental health management remains a challenge nationwide, especially for those families that are medication hesitant and prefer a functional and integrative approach to their child’s mental health as a first line consideration. This session is intended to equip health care providers with foundational and evidence-based tools to approach their patients with common mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression, OCD and ADHD, from an integrative and functional medicine perspective.
- 403: APRNs Influencing Health Policy: A Voice for Change
Jessica Francois, BSN, RN DNP, CPNP-PC Student
Now is the time for ALL APRNs to engage in health policy. Throughout the presentation you will learn tangible ways to influence health policy by using social media, connecting with legislators and writing testimony. Our voice is crucial to advance our practice and to transform health care.
- 404: Am I Going to Die?: Utilizing a Trauma-informed Lens to Care for Children in the Acute Care Setting (AC)
Elizabeth Espinoza, DNP, CPNP-AC
The experience of hospitalization can be a traumatic event for children. The physical and psychosocial consequences of this trauma may not be apparent until weeks or months later. In this presentation, we will review the prevalence of trauma in childhood and discuss potential impacts on the patient and family. The presenter will discuss strategies that providers can use to screen for trauma, and participants will learn how to view all patient interactions, both inpatient and outpatient, through a trauma-informed lens.
- 405: The Burden of Children with Addicted Parents
Riza V. Mauricio, PhD, APRN, FCCM, CCRN, CPNP-PC/AC
- 406: Atopic Dermatitis: Treatment Strategies and a Patient Experience with Dupilumab Therapy (Rx)
Rebecca J. Flynn, APRN, CPNP-PC
Atopic dermatitis disease can vary from very mild to very severe. Proper treatment can be challenging even for the most seasoned provider. We will review case presentations with photos of mild, mild-moderate and severe atopic dermatitis management along with recommended treatment and pit fall strategies. This presentation will offer an online algorithm and newly developed app to guide the clinician in atopic dermatitis recommended care. Dupilumab biologic medication is transforming patients’ lives with moderate – severe atopic dermatitis. A patient’s experience with dupilumab treatment will be shared.
- 407: Adolescent Clinical Roundup
This session will offer seven focused topics about adolescents that convey important education in short presentations.
12:15–1:15 p.m. (1.0 contact hour) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One
- 408: Advocacy for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
Brigit VanGraafeiland, DNP, CPNP-PC, FAAN, FAANP and Tracy Halasz, MSN, APRN, CPNP, PMHS
Foster care youth aging out of care are at an increased risk for unemployment, homelessness, academic failure, pregnancy, physical and mental health conditions, and exposure to the criminal justice system compared to peers in the general population. Pediatric-focused NPs are in a unique position to collaborate with transition programs for youth that will age out of the foster care system. This presentation will review the current evidence on aging out of foster care and the role of the pediatric-focused NP.
- 409: How to Execute the Leadership Necessary to Become an Architect of Health Care
Sunny Hallowell, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC and Jessica DeVido, PhD, CPNP
This presentation will provide APRNs with a step-by-step approach for how to seek, apply for and achieve funding, recognition and collaboration at a national level. Participants are invited to a robust discussion about how to transform your nursing practice in the 21st century through sound leadership and health care education at your own institutions.
- 410: Kratom, Cannabis & Kids: Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction
Lisa M. Clark, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC and Susan Katz, DNP, PNP, CPSTI
Adolescence is a time of exploring and risk taking. Many teenagers experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and now kratom due to increased availability in our communities. We will explore the consequences of acute intoxication, the combining of substances for euphoric and synergistic effects, and adolescence developmental implications.
- 411: Medically Indicated Infant Formula Supplementation: Educating and Supporting Mixed Feeding Families
Cynthia A. Chew, DNP, CPNP-PC, IBCLC and Christine Pfundstein, MS, APRN, CPNP, IBCLC
Though human milk feeding is the gold standard nutrition for newborns and infants, exclusive human milk feeding is not always achievable. Using case studies and personal accounts, this presentation aims to help providers identify infants who require supplementation and review recommendations for how to supplement safely and effectively while still working toward achieving the lactation goals of the family. The presenters will also discuss the history of supplementation and current trends including issues related to the recent formula shortage.
- 412: Ready to Roam: Considerations for International Travel
Amy B. Manion, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC
The U.S. ranks as number one for international trips taken with over 21% of the world’s total. In addition, U.S. travelers engage in trips with increasing duration and complexity of itineraries. Travel health is more than just getting your shots. Come with your bug spray and sunscreen as we discuss safety risks, vaccinations and common non-vaccine preventable illnesses associated with travel.
- 413: Anticoagulation in the Cardiac Patient – Pearls for Inpatient and Outpatient Management
Rachel Keashen, CRNP
With new anticoagulants recently approved for children, it can be difficult to know which medication is best and for whom. This presentation will provide a framework on how to approach prescribing and managing anticoagulation in children as well as considerations for patients who are bleeding or whom need emergent reversal.