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10:15 a.m.–Noon (1.25 contact hours)
General 101: Conference Opening Keynote
1:30–2:45 p.m. (1.25 contact hours) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One
- 102: Prescribing Antibiotics for Kids in 2022: Pediatric Infectious Diseases Update (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.
- 103: Formula Number 2! Just Not the Race Car. More Formulas that we need but tend to forget (AC)
Marisa G. Mize, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC, CCRN
Formulas can be complicated with little time to understand them when caring for the critically ill child. We will review three cases that present pediatric-focused NPs with challenging situations in which the calculation of formulas is used.
- 104: Take the Plunge! Leadership Skills for Service on the NAPNAP Executive Board
Rajashree Koppolu, RN, MS, CPNP-PC/AC, MSL ; Kristin Gigli, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC and Emiko Dudley, MSN, APRN, CPNP AC-PC
Learn more about the process for recruitment, application and elections for NAPNAP’s slate of candidates and understand the overall roles and responsibilities of an executive board member.
- 105: The Gut-Skin Axis and Its Role in Common Inflammatory Conditions: Atopic Dermatitis (AD) and Acne
Renee P. McLeod, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, FAANP and Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, AP
This session will cover the basics around the mechanisms involved in the gut-skin axis in relationship to AD and acne. Learn about changes in the gut microbiome and clinical evidence for the role of nutrition and supplements.
- 106: Develop Your Toolkit of Evidence-Based, Brief Mental Health Interventions for Pediatric Practice
Pamela Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP and Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
One in six U.S. children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 17 has a treatable mental health disorder such as depression and anxiety and nationally 50% of these children with a mental health disorder did not receive necessary treatment or counseling from a mental health professional. The presenters have developed a toolkit of mental health brief interventions, which includes evidence-based grounding and self-soothing interventions, worksheets that teach and reinforce self-regulation of strong emotions (sadness, anger, anxiety) and worksheets based on cognitive behavioral skills. The presenters will prepare participants to implement this toolkit into their own practice in the context of routine, brief clinic visits.
- 108: Period Poverty: What You Need to Know as a Health Care Provider
Barbara J. Monaco, MSN, CPNP
Period poverty, the lack of access to menstrual products due to financial constraints, remains a significant worldwide problem. It is a neglected issue with important health and social implications on menstruators worldwide. During this presentation, the presenter will address the lack of access to essential menstrual supplies, education and services for health and sanitation. She will also highlight health and education issues, discuss how period social stigmas affect health and hygiene policy, and share how new laws can help to eliminate period poverty.
- 109: Congenital Heart Disease Transitions of Care and Long Term Outcomes
Vanessa Kalis, DNP, CPNP-AC, ACNP-BC, CHSE
This presentation will look at best practices for transitioning patients from pediatric to adult care, with a focus on the nuances of congenital heart disease. In additionthe presenter will update clinicians on the latest in long term complications and outcomes for patients with congenital heart disease. This presentation will enable clinicians to better prepare the pediatric patient to transition to adult providers and set appropriate expectations regarding counseling about pregnancy, exercise and life expectancy.
3:10–4:25 p.m. (1.25 contact hours) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One
- 110: The Use of Biologics in Children and Adolescents (Rx)
Teri Moser Woo, PhD, CPNP-PC, CNL, FAANP
- 111: The Patient in Room 3: Am I Ready?
Adele A. Foerster, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC/AC; Beth Heuer, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, PMHS; Avis Johnson-Smith, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FNP-BC, CNS, FAANP and Katherine Peppers, DNP, CPNP, CPMHS
A patient with a developmental, behavioral or mental health condition is waiting in your primary care or subspecialty setting. Do you feel like an expert or do you need more confidence? Get ready to be both bold and vulnerable in this unique session where you’ll self-identify your experience level and physically move through several exercises to explore readiness concepts as a group. A panel of pediatric primary care mental health specialists (PMHSs) will help you work through common and often complex patient scenarios. The presenters will also share exciting updates and data regarding the PMHS program.
- 112: Acute Care Case Studies #1 (AC)
Case 1: Does Time Matter? A Case of Sepsis
Stacey Sears, DNP, CPNP-AC
Case 2: Management Options for Severe Refractory Vasoplegic Shock Secondary to Calcium Channel Blocker Ingestion
Stephanie Watts, MSN, RN, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CPN
- 113: The Peds NP: Podcasts in an Asynchronous NP Program Demonstrate Changes in PNP Education
Rebecca Carson, DNP, CPNP
Asynchronous learning online can feel disconnected and sterile for students, so educators must attentively focus on the needs and learning gaps of individual students to achieve the goals and objectives of the curriculum. Targeted feedback using a podcast format can provide a less formal and more accessible mode of individualized attention from faculty to students. The Peds NP podcast was the first public podcast to direct free open access medical education towards nurse practitioner students and novice providers.
- 114: Getting Your Scholarly Work Noticed: What You and Your Organization Can Do
Martha K. Swartz, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN and Sarah A. Martin, MS, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, CCRN
It takes time, courage and perseverance to publish and present. Two seasoned editors will present strategies for the discovery and reporting of scholarly work in the clinical and academic setting. We will discuss article discovery based on key word selection and usage in an article and describe bibliometrics including the impact factor, H-index and altmetrics. The presenters will discuss organizational initiatives for archiving and reporting these activities and summarize the use of social media, web-based resources and other author initiatives to provide meaningful recognition for these accomplishments.
- 115: COVID-19 and Its Impact on Pediatric Injury
Rajashree Koppolu, RN, MS, CPNP-PC/AC, MSL and Kristin Gigli, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC
This session will explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the incidence of pediatric injury and hospitalization. While there was an observed overall decrease in childhood trauma volume associated with the pandemic, there were specific increased trends including but not limited to attempted suicide admissions, violence-related injuries, burns and certain ingestion injuries. This presentation will explore these specific trends and examine potential factors underlying these observed trends. In addition, there will be opportunity to explore how we can better prepare our anticipatory guidance to respond to potential future pandemics.
- 116: Primary care Speed Session
This session will offer nine focused topics in primary care that convey important education in short presentations.
- 117: Oh No! It Got Accepted: Preparing a Conference Presentation
Cathy S. Woodward, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC, FNP-BC
The presenter will pull from great lecture experiences and discuss what makes a great lecture and lecturer, remembering they are made, not born. The participants will be given hints on how to put the best foot forward and interact with an audience during presentations. The presenter will discuss how to make your slides work for you and keep your audience interested.
4:40–5:40 p.m. (1.0 contact hour) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One
- 118: Help, Pediatric Anxiety and Depression Rates are Rising! What is a Pediatric-focused NP to Do? (Rx)
Kristen Bransby, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, PMHS
The rates of pediatric and adolescent anxiety, depression and suicidal ideations have increased in the U.S., secondary to increased isolation and stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through navigation of screening, diagnosing and treating pediatric and adolescent anxiety and depression, pediatric-focused NPs will develop a stronger foundation and further build confidence to immediately use in their practice settings.
- 119: Peer Review, Professional Evaluation and the Clinical Ladder
Catherine M. Haut, DNP, CPNP‐AC/PC, FAANP, FAAN
- 120: Quality Improvement Bootcamp: Project Development
Jenny L. Weiner, DNP, APRN-CNP, CPNP-AC/PC and Jessica Holstine, MBOE, LSSBB
Learn the steps necessary to take a clinical problem through the process of creating a key driver diagram and brainstorming interventions.
- 121: Breastfeeding and Returning to Work—Helping Families Get Past the Obstacles
Mary C. Ryngaert, MSN, APRN, IBCLC
New parents often find the return to work after delivery challenging. Help the parents navigate the process to provide optimal nutrition and protection against illness. This presentation will cover everything from maintaining milk supply to safe milk storage to pump selection.
- 122: Sports Specialization—Too Much Too Soon?
Colleen M. Story, FNP-C
Kids today are specializing in sports at a younger age. Some people believe that it helps keep children active, while the orthopedic community is seeing “career” ending injuries in unprecedented numbers. This presentation will explore the industry and the injuries that we have seen from children stressing their joints and bones at a professional level at a young age. The presenter will discuss strategies to change the narrative and how to discuss with parents and children.
- 123: What’s Up with the 2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines?
Anne E. Borgmeyer, DNP, RN, CPNP, AE-C
- 124: Inherited Arrhythmias and Sudden Death (AC)
Vanessa Kalis, DNP, CPNP-AC, ACNP-BC, CHSE
Some children are at a higher risk of sudden death and this presentation will review the most common conduction system disorders leading to sudden death in children. The presentation will be aimed at acute care NPs and include inherited arrhythmia syndromes with the latest in the genetic basis for these diseases as well as accurate diagnosis and treatment. This interactive presentation will include case discussions .
- 125: Primary Care for Children with Complex Chronic Conditions: Heart, Kidneys, Lungs and Brain
Cathy S. Woodward, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC, FNP-BC; Chelsea Woosley, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC; Dorinda Escamilla-Padilla, DNP, RN, PNP-PC/AC and Emiko Dudley, MSN, APRN, CPNP AC-PC
The presenters will address four chronic health conditions that can present challenges to the pediatric-focused NP in a primary care clinic: congenital heart disease, chronic renal failure, post traumatic brain injury and cystic fibrosis. Clinical experts will present the primary care needs of children with medical complexity, which may be different from other children coming to your clinic, including vaccination schedules, medications, developmental considerations and when to call the specialist.