Virtual on-demand presentations (1.0 contact hour is awarded for each)
- Empathic Communication 101: How to Approach Difficult Conversations in Any Setting
Amy Hatton, MSN, RN, CPNP, CHPPN
Many studies demonstrate that health care providers are not comfortable with difficult conversations or “breaking bad news” and training improves comfort with this essential skill. While the news cannot be changed, delivery by an expert clinician that empathically and accurately communicates the difficult information can positively affect the patient and family experience. This presentation aims to educate pediatric nurse practitioners on skills and tools when having difficult conversations or communicating life altering news across settings, education, and level of experience. Participants will leave this session empowered to deliver difficult news across practice settings with new confidence and abilities.
- Hips, Bones, Tone & More: Promotion of Best Outcomes in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Stephanie Hosley, DNP, APRN-CNP, CNE
At a time where clinicians need to reduce cost while improving outcomes, this presentation will review evidence-based care to promote best outcomes in patients with cerebral palsy. The presenter will discuss identification and management of conditions such as hip subluxation, osteoporosis and spasticity as part of an interdisciplinary team. Topics will include pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic intervention, imaging and assessment tools. The presentation will also examine use of telehealth to support family-centered care of these medically complex patients.
- Human Trafficking: Raising Awareness to Identify Victims in the Clinical Setting
Jessica Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, FAAN
This presentation will explore the basics of human trafficking as well as clinical competencies for healthcare professionals in the clinical setting who may encounter potential victims of human trafficking. Learners will be equipped with knowledge to implement a clinical protocol in their organizational setting to ensure best current practices, moving the APRN from an individual response level to a collective, holistic, public-health, comprehensive care approach. Learners will be given the most up-to-date statistics, research, and initiatives currently ongoing in the fight against human trafficking. Instruction will be given on developing NP-Led diverse interprofessional teams to maximize impact on health outcomes.
- Billing Basics: Understanding How to Bill for the Care You Provide
Marianne Buzby, MSN, CPNP-PC and Susan Melamed, MSN, CRNP
One component of practicing to the fullest scope of the advanced practice provider (APP) role, is being able to speak knowledgably about billing for the care we provide. Billing rules and regulations vary from clinical practice rules and regulations. Understanding the basics of each of the billing models varies based on provider type, site of service, and funding source empowers APPs to maximize the opportunities to bill for the care they provide. Compliance with the documentation requirements for each of these billing models is essential. This presentation will provide an overview of the basic billing models as defined by the Centers for Medicaid/Medicare Services (CMS) and provide an opportunity for participants to apply these concepts to actual clinical documentation.
- One Pill Can Kill: A Toxicology Review of Unintentional Ingestions in Toddlers and Preschoolers
Ashleigh Bowman, DNP, CPNP-AC
Despite safety measures, unintentional ingestions continue to disproportionally affect children less than 5 years of age. Toddlers and preschoolers are at an increased risk for fatal ingestions, and rapid identification and mitigation of such toxic ingestions is essential to the practice of pediatric-focused providers in the acute care setting. This presentation aims to review and outline fatal toxidromes in this age group, as well as discuss epidemiological trends of toxic substance ingestions within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Bright Futures Ahead: Building a Foundation for Healthy Active Living in the First 5 Years
This presentation will focus on addressing risk behaviors to strengthen obesity prevention and establishing healthy habits at all developmental stages, from pregnancy to 5 years of age. The presentation will also take a closer look at the importance of responsive feeding and provide practical strategies to help parents with the introduction of solid foods to infants and toddlers.
- What Pediatric NPs Should Know about Vector Borne Diseases
Elizabeth Carver, DNP, FNP, CNE and Stephen Rich, PhD
As incidence and risks from vector-borne diseases rise, with new invasive tick and mosquito species, healthcare professionals need to stay abreast of the latest information. This presentation will review the diseases, some are life-threatening in a matter of days, that have the potential to dramatically affect pediatric patients. It will identify where these vector-borne diseases are likely to be encountered and will highlight pediatric-specific symptoms and include age- and education-appropriate messaging for children and their parents/caregivers.
- Why Quality Improvement Matters in Your School-Based Health Care Practice
Ranbir Bains, PhD, MSN, CPNP
PNPs provide the best care for the populations they serve. They also face generating better outcomes at lower costs. NPs in school-based health centers (SBHC) are often sole providers and play an essential role in the sustainability of the SBHC. The presenter will share tangible strategies implemented in her SBHC, as well as from other SBHCs across the country, and ways participants can implement these strategies back home. School-Based Health Alliance’s National Quality Initiative (NQI) focuses on five performance measures: well child visits, annual risk assessments, body mass index (BMI), depression screening, and Chlamydia screening.
- Transitioning from the Clinic to the Classroom: An Academic Survival Guide
Jessica Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, FAAN
With the rapid acceleration of DNP clinician graduates, more DNP-prepared NPs are being recruited into academia. The current faculty vacancy average rate is nearly 8 percent with 90 percent of those vacancies seeking doctorly-prepared candidates. Considering transitioning from the clinic to the classroom? Thinking about an adjunct or part-time faculty role to balance with practice or perhaps a full-time academic position with a faculty practice? This presentation will give you practical career advice, comparing both clinical and research tracks, giving you a survival guide for academia from an experienced faculty member.
- Medically Complex Technology-Dependent Children: Tracheostomy to Discharge
Jessica Smith, CPNP-AC and Carol Murray
- Pediatric Sexual Assault: Examination, Screening, Treatment, and Follow Up
Jennifer Molnar, MSN, PNP-BC, CPNP-AC, SANE-P
- POTS for Peds: Reducing the Time to Diagnosis from 6 years to 15 minutes
June Bryant, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-PC and Cheryl Faber
POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) is not rare but is rarely diagnosed. On average, it impacts 1 in 100 teens, which means that most nurse practitioners will encounter multiple patients with POTS during their careers. Awareness and identification of POTS symptoms are key to reducing diagnosis time from an average of 6 years to 15 minutes. This presentation provides an excellent overview of POTS and practical ways for identifying and treating patients. Pediatric providers will be presented with solid, science-based information about POTS and how the Autonomic Nervous System is involved, easy-to-understand knowledge, and a skill set to identify and diagnose POTS.
- Preventing a Tragedy That Could Be a Heartbeat Away: Incorporating Cardiac Arrest Risk Assessment Protocol into Your Practice
John Rogers, MD, FACC, FHRS
Studies show cardiac consideration is an often overlooked area of assessment for youth and student athletes alike, with practitioners and parents largely unfamiliar with warning signs and risk factors that require follow up. Alarming, considering 1 in 300 youth has an undetected heart condition that puts them at risk, with more than half of youth stricken presenting with missed or misdiagnosed symptoms. As new guidelines recommend youth who’ve had COVID-19 exposure, symptoms or a diagnosis to get a comprehensive cardiac evaluation, now more than ever it’s critical to incorporate evidence-based diagnostic cardiac risk assessment protocol into your practice. This presentation will provide an in-depth discussion of how you can protect young hearts and equip youth to be their own heart health advocate.
- Sleep, ‘The Golden Chain’: Assessment & Behavioral or Pharmacologic Treatment of Sleep Problems (Pharmacology)
Bridget Gramkowski, MS, RN, PHN, CNS, CPNP-PC and Victoria F. Keeton, MS, RN, CPNP, CNS
Thomas Dekker wrote “Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” Numerous conditions can impact sleep, and many pharmacologic interventions used to treat chronic illnesses can also impact sleep. The presenter will provide tips for improved identification of sleep problems and review current best practices in both behavioral and pharmacologic treatment of sleep problems. Presenter will share a few evidence-based recommendations for the management of sleep disorders, including both behavioral and pharmacological therapies.
- 7 Ways for the APRN to Impact Critical Change
Amy Delaney, MSN, CPNP; Sarah Green, DNP, CPNP-AC; Patricia Lawrence, MSN, RN, CPNP and Carolyn Riker, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC
While APRNs may perceive health policy and legislative processes to be outside their “wheelhouse”, this panel presentation highlights the story of four pediatric APRNs’ involvement in professional and health policy efforts across the United States. This presentation, focused on honing the APRN’s ability to identify needs for professional change in practice and policy, will describe activities and efforts to impact practice transformations using seven key concepts: 1) be bold; 2) embrace failure; 3) keep an open mind; 4) be inquisitive; 5) demonstrate and model vulnerability 6) develop skills for influencing positive change; 7) surround yourself with those who believe in the work. Exemplars will include activism within research /clinical settings, participation in a health policy fellowship, volunteerism in a state leadership position, and clinical program creation using a diverse team.
- An APRN Run Clinic Done Right: Tips for Success
Lauren Gregory, DNP, CPNP-PC; Julianne Doucette, DNP, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC and Laura Duffy, APRN, MSN, CPNP-PC
- Use your HEEADSSS: Getting the Most out of a Biopsychosocial Assessment
Bianca Salvetti, MSN, RN, CPNP, CNS and Jamie Julian, LCSW
- Caring for Children in Crisis Speed Presentations
This recording will offer four focused topics in Caring for Children in Crisis that convey important education in short presentations.
- Acute Care Speed Presentations
This recording will offer nine focused topics in Acute Care that convey important education in short presentations.
- Primary Care Speed Presentations
This recording will offer nine focused topics in primary care that convey important education in short presentations.
- Specialty Care Speed Presentations
This recording will offer six focused topics in Specialty Care that convey important education in short presentations.
- Research Podium Presentation
This recording will offer four research podium presentations.