March 25 Agenda - NAPNAP

March 25 Agenda

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9:30–10:30 a.m. (1.0 contact hour)

General 401: Child & Adolescent Health: In the Know 2022
Beth N. Bolick, DNP, APRN, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC, FAAN and Karin Reuter-Rice, PhD, CPNP-AC, FCCM, FAAN
The speakers will review selected current affairs in education, policy, and science and evidence-based practice presenting opportunities for participants to be influencers to effect change.

10:45 a.m.–Noon (1.25 contact hours) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One

  • 402: The Latest Buzz: Mosquitoes and the Diseases They Transmit to Humans in the U.S. and in Popular Travel Destinations
    Jonathan Day, PhD
    Mosquito-borne diseases such as eastern equine encephalitis, malaria, dengue, West Nile fever, LaCrosse encephalitis, Zika and others have no cure. This presentation equips the pediatric-focused NP for dealing with issues regarding risk, based on where patients live and travel. It addresses vector behaviors, prevalence and infection rates to help patients and their families avoid contracting potentially dangerous, sometimes life-altering, vector-borne diseases.
  • 403: Livers, Kidneys, and Intestines, Oh My! Transplantation of Abdominal Organs in Pediatric Patients and Implications for Acute and Primary Care (AC)
    Jackie Calhoun, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
    This presentation will cover the causes of liver, renal and intestinal failure, as well as the indications for transplant of these organs. The presenter will cover pre-operative, intraoperative and post-operative courses, in addition to complications during each of these stages. The presentation will also address long-term care of children who have received solid-organ transplant.
  • 405: Moving Toward Upstream Prevention: Comprehensive Approaches to Address Youth Suicide
    Laura F. Searcy, MN, APRN, PPCNP-BC
    Coming soon!
  • 406: Combating the Vaccine Hesitancy of Tomorrow by Empowering Adolescents Today
    Joslyn Wilson, BS, RN, FNP-s and Karlen Luthy, DNP, FNP, FAANP, FAAN
    Adolescents are on the cusp of medical decision autonomy. It is critical for pediatric-focused NPs to understand vaccination concerns specific to older adolescents to effectively address concerns. This presentation will provide specific resources to educate and empower adolescents to make informed vaccination decisions.
  • 407: I Serve 2: Identifying and Caring for Military-Connected Children in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting
    Alicia Rossiter, DNP, APRN, FNP, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN and Catherine Ling, PhD, FNP-BC CNE, FAANP, FAAN
    Since the onset of military action in Iraq and Afghanistan more than two million military-connected children (MCC) have had at least one parent deploy. MCC are subjected to unique stressors not experienced by their civilian counterparts, and yet their physical, psychological and behavioral health care needs have gone unrecognized outside of military health care settings. This presentation will provide guidance for utilization of the I Serve 2: A Pocketcard for Healthcare Providers Caring for Military Children© in civilian clinical practice to better identify physical, psychological and behavioral health risk factors/co-morbidities in MCC. While “resilient” is the word used to describe most MCC, it is important that we recognize the stresses/stressors of military life and that military children serve too in order to support, care for and strengthen the military family.

12:15–1:15 p.m. (1.0 contact hour) Concurrent Sessions – Select Only One

  • 408: Don’t Get Eaten Up: Managing Eating Disorders in Primary Care
    Elizabeth Silvers, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, PMHS and Kimberly Erlich, MSN, RN, MPH, CPNP-PC, PMHS
    In a world where social media promotes unrealistic standards and orthorexic tendencies have become nutritional norms, our pediatric patients are more susceptible than ever to developing eating disorders (EDs). EDs are among the most serious psychiatric diagnoses in adolescence due to their high mortality rate, and untreated EDs lead to devastating health outcomes. As gatekeepers, it is essential that primary care providers are able to identify and intervene in early disordered eating behaviors. This presentation seeks to educate the primary care pediatric-focused NP about various ED diagnoses and presentations, including markers for malnutrition and warning signs for ED behaviors. The participants will be able to understand the ED epidemic, and become equipped with tools required to manage this multifaceted illness in the primary care setting, or refer to the appropriate level of care when indicated.
  • 409: The Non-operative Management of Solid Organ Injuries: From Trauma Bay to Outpatient Follow-up (AC)
    Brandi D. Farrell, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC, PC and Elizabeth Waibel, CPNP
    Blunt abdominal trauma constitutes more than 80% of abdominal traumas in childhood. The 2019 Journal of Pediatric Surgery Evidence-based Practice systematic review of the non-operative management of solid organ injuries advises it may be safe to send children with solid organ injuries home sooner with less intervention and supports outpatient management with primary care providers. The management of solid organ injuries has been evolving over the last 10 years and understanding these new Pediatric Surgical Association’s guidelines have implications for advanced practice providers in both primary and acute care settings. The lecture will review the epidemiology of pediatric solid organ injury, the indications for non-operative management and will focus on the recommendations which outpatient pediatric-focused NPs can use to advise families on activity, follow-up and need for emergent re-assessment. 
  • 410: Deeper Dive into Endocrine Pathologies in Children/Adolescents with Diabetes Mellitus
    Mili Vakharia, MSN, APRN, FNP-C and Grace Kim, MD
    Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires intensive medical and psychological management with rapidly rising prevalence in the U.S. The most common form of pediatric diabetes is type 1 diabetes, affecting 1.25 million children who are two to four times more likely to have other autoimmune conditions including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, celiac disease and adrenal insufficiency than the general population. Timely screenings as recommended by the American Diabetes Association and proper assessment is key to identifying comorbidities and preventing both diabetes related complications as well as treating associated endocrine pathologies including those that can be potentially life threatening. This case-based, interactive presentation will provide pediatric advanced practice providers with robust clinical pearls on recognizing and managing endocrine disorders commonly seen in patients with diabetes mellitus, type 1.
  • 411: Preparing Your Pediatric Practice to Care for Adolescents with Opioid Use Disorders (Rx)
    Angela J. Nash, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS
    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends medication assisted treatment for adolescents with opioid use disorders (MOUD) but less than 12% of affected youth ever receive treatment and even fewer receive MOUD. In an effort to get evidence-based treatment to people with OUD, in 2021 the HHS relaxed the laws that govern MOUD prescribing. Similar to collaborative care approaches to treatment of other mental health disorders, pediatric-focused NPs should be the first person their patients look to for helping them recover from OUDs. This case-based presentation will give participants an overview of screening and evidence-based treatment for youth with OUDs, followed by practical advice and resources for preparing a practice to care for this population.
  • 412: Pediatric Gunshot Wounds, the Elephant in the Room
    Amanda Johnson, MSN, CPNP
    This presentation will begin the conversation on gun violence prevention by reviewing current pediatric gun violence statistics. We will discuss the burden of caring for penetrating trauma, not only the strains on our health care system but also on the providers themselves, with a brief overview of general care. We will also discuss how nurse practitioners can impact change in gun violence prevention.
  • 413: To Screen or Not to Screen: Special Considerations in Screening Adolescents for ACEs
    Naomi Schapiro, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC and Victoria F. Keeton, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC
    This presentation will address screening adolescents for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) with an emphasis on youth/family strengths and supporting resilience. We will focus on confidentiality, mandated reporting and follow-up of positive ACEs screens for adolescents and their families, including marginalized youth.
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