Thursday, March 22

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9:15-10:15 a.m. (1.0 contact hour) General Session

401: Closing General Session: How PNPs Can Lead, Inspire and Care for Children — Patsy Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP, CIC​
PNPs are effective communicators and can deliver strong, credible messages in a time of crisis. Using her various interviews on shows such as NBC Nightly News and CBS Morning Show, Patsy will instruct participants about leadership preparedness in a healthcare crisis, such as a measles outbreak, and what it means for a PNP to be a large health system’s spokesperson on such events.

10:25-11:40 a.m. (1.25 contact hours) Concurrent Sessions — Select Only One

402: Surviving Sepsis Made Shockingly Easy (AC) — Jeremy Jordan, MSN, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CCRN and Kristen C. Waddell, MSN, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CCRN​
This session will cover the spectrum of care of the pediatric patient with sepsis through the emergency department, acute care, and critical care settings. By sharing the latest treatment guidelines and evidence-based practice, this session will educate all participants, from novice to expert, on the most current and effective treatment guidelines and goals of therapy for sepsis in the pediatric patient as well as guide others in creating a care pathway for their patient population.

403: Primary Care for the Complex Child (Rx) — Stephanie Hosley, MS, CPNP
This session will review primary care recommendations for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. These children include those with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and some genetic conditions including Angelman, Rett and Williams syndromes. Topics will include recommended labs, imaging and anticipatory guidance specific for children with special needs. Common medical supplies used by children with neurodevelopmental disorders will be discussed.

404: Strategic Coaching Strategies to Improve Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) in Primary Care Centers (PCCs) —​ Julie LaMothe, DNP, RN, CPNP, CNE​
This presentation will describe coaching practices and strategies to improve interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) in primary care centers (PCC). Qualitative descriptive methods were used to guide the study and are based on a detailed description of coaching practices in three different PCC sites. Five types of coaching strategies were identified and provide early evidence of a coaching communication construct that is based on practice. Healthcare leaders interested in fostering the growth and development of interprofessional teams will gain knowledge of the strategies to promote IPCP in PCC settings.

405: Prevention of Sudden Death in Athletes — Teresa Whited, DNP, RN, APRN, CPNP-PC​
This interactive session will assist providers at all levels to become more comfortable with the care of athletes and identify red flags and risk factors for sudden collapse and death. The session will discuss how to implement primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies in sudden collapse and death for athletes.

406: When It’s NOT Eczema​ — Rebecca Flynn, RN, APRN, CPNP​
Atopic dermatitis can take various forms throughout infancy, childhood, and adulthood through multiple body distributions. Misdiagnosis of atopic dermatitis is common due to various presentations and can lead to parental anxiety regarding a new onset of a chronic illness. This presentation aims to review common and not so common dermatological diagnoses often misdiagnosed in the primary care setting. Cases reviewed include: scabies, psoriasis, allergic contact dermatitis, palmar/ plantar juvenile dermatosis, tinea incognito, papular urticaria, perioral dermatitis, and keratosis pilaris.                               

407: Acute Kidney Injury in Children (AC)​ ​— ​Rose Nealis, PhD, APN-BC, ARNP​
This presentation will focus on the early recognition and management of acute kidney injury in neonates and children. Latrogenic risk factors will be a major focus of this presentation. The audience will be asked to participate in two case study presentations.​

408: Bright Futures ​ — ​Joseph F. Hagan, Jr., MD, FAAP 
This presentation will include an in-depth review of the Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Fourth Edition, related Periodicity Schedule, and evidence base for the new recommendations. It will also highlight practical strategies for implementation into health supervision visits, including a preview of the components and structure for the upcoming revised Bright Futures Tool & Resource Kit. Real-world case studies will be shared from recently successful quality improvement projects (including identifying and addressing social determinants of health).​
The American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures is pleased to support this session.

11:50-1:05 p.m. (1.25 contact hours) Concurrent Sessions — Select Only One

409: The Ins and Outs of Pediatric Sedation (AC) — ​Kathleen Fabian, MSN, CPNP
The use of pediatric sedation outside the operating room for procedures and diagnostic studies is becoming more prevalent. This interactive presentation will guide nurse practitioners through the process of evaluating children for procedural sedation and help them decide if the patient requires moderate or deep sedation, or general anesthesia. Medications utilized in pediatric sedation will also be presented and reviewed. ​ 

410: The Impact of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners in a Newborn Nursery​ — Charlotte Rensberger, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC and Christina Quick, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC​
Learn about the challenges and successes of a PNP led Newborn Hospitalist Team at a community hospital in the Midwest. We will discuss the impact that this team has had on the community, the unit, and the hospital- both positive and negative. We will share how we structured our program, how we measure our success, and some of the hurdles that we have had to jump to make our program work.

411: Integrating Adolescent Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Pediatric Healthcare Settings — Tracy McPherson, PhD, Cyrille Adam, EdM and Anne Derouin, DNP, APRN, CPNP, FAANP
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention, referral, treatment and ongoing support for children and adolescents exhibiting risky behaviors like alcohol use. This session will discuss the rationale and evidence supporting SBIRT into pediatric healthcare settings, provide information about an evidence-based SBIRT toolkit and demonstrate a virtual patient simulation program available for ongoing education. The presentation will include “lessons learned” from PNP’s who have implemented SBIRT in clinical and educational settings.

412: Social Media Use and Sexually Risky Behaviors in Teens — Jessica Peck, DNP, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, CNE,CNL
To give some cultural context to the explosion of social media, consider that Facebook currently has 1.18 billion daily active users worldwide, an astonishing 3.25 billion hours of YouTube videos are viewed each month, and Twitter boasts more than 317 million daily active users who send more than 500 million tweets per day. This session will give an update on the latest guidelines for addressing the use of social media by teens as a health issue. The latest technology and digital trends will be explored and reviewed. Apps considered to be potentially dangerous will be reviewed and discussed so pediatric providers are equipped to discuss these with patients and their families.  This session will specifically discuss the issues and ramifications (psychosocial, emotional, physical and mental) of teen sexting.

413: Cardio-metabolic Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents ​​ Teresa Whited, DNP, RN, APRN, CPNP-PC​
The obesity epidemic is spreading across the nation with incidence of obesity tripling in the United States since the 1970s. With obesity, comes significant risk of short and long term complications related to cardiovascular disease and metabolic diseases. This interactive session will assist providers in becoming more comfortable with the care of children and adolescents with cardio-metabolic risk factors including the short and long term issues associated with these factors.

414: The Outpatient Care of a Child with a Tracheostomy — Cheryl Samuels, MSN, RN, CPNP-BC​ and Tomika Harris,RN, DNP, CPNP
We will describe the anatomical abnormalities and reasons for placement of tracheostomies.  Next, the transition from hospital to home setting and ways to improve this transition will be described. We will then discuss baseline medical regimen for tracheostomy care and outpatient medical treatment of acute tracheitis and when to send to an acute care setting.


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