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Tuesday, September 12

4:00–6:00 PM     Registration Open
Wednesday, September 13
7:00 AM–5:30 PM     Registration Open
Preconference Workshops
Wednesday, September 13

8:00 am – 5:00 PM     Full Day Program (7.5 contact hours)

010
Replicating the Real World and Discussing the Outcome of Performance: Writing Effective Scenarios and Debriefing Principles
Kris Karlsen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC
Dr. Karlsen focuses on two very important principles of simulation methodology: scenario creation and debriefing principles. Elements of effective scenario design followed by small group work to create a scenario are the focus of the first half of the workshop. The afternoon session will utilize video and small group discussion to practice debriefing and difficult debriefing situations that may be encountered.
NCC MNN Code 4
NCC INP Code 6
NCC LRN Code 5

8:00 AM–12:00 PM Half Day Morning Program (3.75 contact hours)
020 
Neonatal Pharmacology, Part I
Christopher McPherson, PharmD
Dr. McPherson focuses on neonatal cardiovascular pharmacotherapy. Examine the challenges of assessing and treating hypoperfusion in the preterm infant. Compare medications used to treat patent ductus arteriosus in the newborn, and discuss the pharmacologic options for treating persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn.
NCC LRN Code 4
Rx = 3.75
1:00 –5:00 PM Half Day Afternoon Programs (3.75 contact hours)
030
Neonatal Pharmacology, Part II
Christopher McPherson, PharmD
Dr. McPherson focuses on pharmacologic challenges in neonatal neurology. Discuss the pathophysiology of NAS, along with drugs currently utilized to treat this growing population of neonates. Explore the etiology, treatment, and long-term effects of antiepileptic drugs in neonates,, as well as how to manage, pharmacologically, common painful and stressful experiences in the NICU.
NCC LRN Code 4
Rx = 3.75
040
Management and Treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Team Approach

Antonette Bell, MSN, BSN, RN
Kristina McGahan, RN, BSN
Maria McLay, MSW, LSW
Andria Peterson, PharmD
This in-depth session includes a comprehensive panel discussion of chemical and opioid dependency in women and caring for newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Speakers will identify maternal risk factors and elements of drug testing and address newborn treatment protocols and their pharmacologic aspects. Discuss social and ethical care of the family and the challenges they encounter. Explore staff and medical personnel education and training needs. Take a journey with one unit as they meet patient needs, deal with barriers, and collaborate to provide care for this vulnerable population.
NCC MNN Code 3
NCC IMP Code 5
NCC LRN Code 3
Rx = 3.75

 

Main Conference
Thursday, September 14
6:45 AM–4:45 PM     Registration Open
7:30–8:00 AM     Welcome/General Announcements
 
 General Sessions
8:00 – 9:00 AM

GS 141
“We are Family” No Really! Seriously! Not Kidding!
Terry S. Johnson, APN, NNP-BC, MN
Mother baby nurses are by very definition “Family Nurses.” And families are different—by composition, values, health care preferences, education, and cultural and religious affinities. Mother baby nurses have the demanding responsibility to meet these families—possibly for just a few hours—to teach them “everything they need to know” to care for their new infant and themselves. It can be overwhelming to everyone. Let's look at strategies to “Lean In” with these families to promote best outcomes for all concerned.

 9:00–10:00 AM
GS 142
The Bariatric Obstetric Patient

Joseph A. Adashek, MD. FACOG
Patients that are morbidly obese have special challenges, both during the pregnancy as well as during delivery. Dr. Adashek discusses the most current data concerning those risks as well as different types of bariatric surgery and their effects during pregnancy.
NCC MNN Code 1
NCC INP Code 3
NCC LRN Code 1
Rx = .25

10:00–11:00 AM     Exhibit Hall Opens, Posters Open

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

GS 143
How Do We Staff this Place?
Tami Vogel, PhD, NNP-BC
Dr. Vogel discusses staffing of mother baby units and how to engage staff and leaders in best practice. She also explores the need for clear communication through hourly rounding and use of white boards to ensure patients feel they are receiving exemplary care. 
NCC MNN Code 4
NCC INP Code 6
NCC LRN Code 5


12:00–1:15 PM     Lunch―Exhibits Open, Posters Open

1:15–2:15 PM A Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)
151
Reducing Maternal Mortality from Postpartum Hemorrhage using National Patient Safety Guidelines

Marla Seacrist, RN, PhD
Dr. Seacrist discusses the initiatives from the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), AWHONN, and the National Patient Safety Council to reduce maternal mortality from postpartum hemorrhage. She discusses the national guidelines, and identifies the barriers to and facilitators of program implementation from hospitals that have successfully adopted recommendations. Dr. Seacrist includes quality improvement opportunities identified during maternal mortality case review.
NCC MNN Code 2
NCC INP Code 4

152
Breastfeeding in Neonatal Care: Breast Milk and Updates on Policies
Rosemarie Arroyo Casillas, IBCLC
Ms. Casillas discusses the most current research, clinical insights, and effective strategies for initiating breastfeeding during the neonatal period. She will describe how to implement a simplified breastfeeding initiation strategy that reduces the three most common problems—nipple pain, latching challenges, and milk production—confronted during the first week after birth.
NCC MNN Code 2
NCC INP Code 4
NCC LRN Code 2

153
A Hospital-Based Approach to Safe Sleep Education: The Baby Safe Sleep Program

Tara Phebus, MA
Margarita L. DeSantos, RN, BSN

There have been many efforts made to increase education about and share information promoting safe sleep practices for infants. Our speakers outline a hospital-based program that combines staff and patient education and creates sustainability and accountability through monitoring and internal policies. Program challenges, outcomes, and successes are shared.
NCC MNN Code 4
NCC INP Code 6
NCC LRN Code 5


2:15–3:15 PM     Exhibits Open, Posters Open

3:15 – 4:15 PM B Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)

161
"How Many Kids Do You Have?" Navigating Parents Through the First Steps of their Grief Journey
Marla Seacrist, RN, PhD
Dr. Seacrist leads the way as you explore ways to support parents during and after pregnancy and infant loss. Nurses play an important role in helping parents be prepared for the road ahead. Discuss what to say and what not to say, how to create memories for all gestational ages, how to negotiate insensitivity after loss, and other topics. We encourage you to share your best approaches and practices in this helpful workshop.
NCC MNN Code 2
NCC INP Code 4
NCC LRN Code 2

162
Group A Strep: What Every Perinatal Nurse Must Know
Mary Ellen Burke Sosa, RNC-OB, CNS
Group A streptococcal infection has been around for centuries, but has reemerged with a new virulence. It is not a common infection, but very often a deadly one. Perinatal nurses need to have a heightened awareness of the subtle signs and symptoms that will alert them that immediate nursing intervention is necessary.
NCC MNN Code 2
NCC INP Code 3
NCC LRN Code 3
163
Family-Centered C-Sections: Keeping the Family in Focus
Diane K.E. Schultz, RN, CKC
Every birth is a momentous occasion that should be celebrated, even when babies are born by cesarean section. Ms. Shultz discusses how your implementation of family-centered cesarean sections can help to increase the overall satisfaction of the family's birth experience. 
NCC MNN Code 2
NCC INP Code 4


Friday, September 15
6:45 AM–4:30 PM Registration Open
6:15–7:15 AM Stretch & De-Stress Class
Do you have stress in your life you'd like to let go of? If you answered yes, then this class is perfect for you! Be prepared to unwind and relax. Combining mind and body practices such as yoga and Pilates along with sports stretching and breathing techniques, De-Stress & Stretch is an excellent way to improve flexibility and reduce stress. The instructor provides modifications, yet offers exercise progressions to challenge all levels of participants. You will stretch, strengthen and tone your body from head to toe. Join your fellow nurses and leave feeling fresh and invigorated!

7:45–8:00 AM Announcements
 
General Sessions
8:00–9:00 AM

GS 241
What's the Matter with "Kids" Today!? Bridging the Gap of Multiple Generations at Work
Sherri Lee Simons, MSN, RNC-NIC, CCRN
Today’s nursing staff is made up of multiple generational cohorts. Generational diversity, including workforce differences in attitudes, beliefs, work habits, and expectations, can prove to be challenging for any nursing team. This action-packed (and fun!) session will help reframe perceptions about those generational differences into potential strengths. Participants will learn how to maximize and energize the contributions of the entire nursing team.
NCC MNN Code 4
NCC INP Code 6
NCC LRN Code 5


9:00–10:30 AM     Last Chance to Visit Exhibits, Posters Open

10:30 – 11:30 AM

GS 242
Obstetric Emergencies
Mary Ellen Burke Sosa, RNC-OB, CNS
Obstetric emergencies, especially those resulting in maternal or fetal morbidity or mortality, continue to occur on a daily basis throughout the world. Years after The Joint Commission's Sentinel Event Alerts on preventing maternal and infant deaths, the rates in the U.S. are higher than in other developed countries. Ms. Sosa focuses on select OB emergencies with an emphasis on positive nursing interventions for positive outcomes.
NCC INP Code 3

11:30 AM–12:30 PM
GS 243
Late Preterm/Early Term: Is it All the Same?
Debbie Fraser, MN, RNC-NIC
Recent data suggests that a full 40 is optimal for infant outcomes. Ms. Fraser examines the short- and long-term risks associated with late preterm and early term births and provides suggestions for optimizing care to minimize risk.
NCC MNN Code 3
NCC INP Code 5
NCC LRN Code 2


12:30–1:45 PM     Lunch on your own

1:45 – 2:45 PM C Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)

251 Pregnancy Alternatives: Complexities of Surrogacy and Adoption
Riann Garbett MSW, LSW
In recent years, surrogacy and adoption have become increasingly prevalent with the growing number of women struggling with infertility. Our speaker provides an overview of the ethics, legal issues and emotional sensitivities associated with these unique situations. Specific examples from the hospital setting, as well as general trends throughout the country, are included.
NCC MNN Code 2
NCC INP Code 4

252
Is This Normal Transition? The Challenges of the New Normal

Tracy Karp, MS, NNP-BC
Even in the best of circumstances, transition from the intrauterine environment to extrauterine life is a challenge. Join in the journey from inside to out. While usually a joyous experience, see when best laid plans can go awry and what might be done to get that newborn back on track.
NCC MNN Code 3
NCC INP Code 5
NCC LRN Code 2
253
Noodle Kanoodle: Creating Memories that Last a Lifetime on a Mother Baby Unit

Cyndi Tierney
Most Mother Baby staff members can rattle off the common elements for a good patient experience on the unit. Using a twist on established tactics and new techniques that are finding traction, Noodle Kanoodle promises to deliver you three takeaways:
     • What great experience looks like on a mother baby unit
     • Creating WOW moments along the way
     • Going from WOW to Now—rooting a great idea into an everyday practice
NCC MNN Code 4
NCC INP Code 6
NCC LRN Code 5


2:45–3:15 PM     Poster Session

3:15–4:15 PM D Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)

261
Diabetes in Pregnancy
Mary Ellen Burke Sosa, RNC-OB, CNS
What do you mean we can't use IDDM and NIDDM? (The ADA banned those terms in 1997)? Why are Type 2 diabetics on pumps? Do you know about all the new concentrated insulins? Anybody using the good old U500R insulin (5 times the concentration of U100R)? Are we still delivering women with diabetes early in the wake of the late-preterm infant knowledge? Come explore the conundrums and have some fun!
NCC MNN Code 1
NCC INP Code 3
NCC LRN Code 1
Rx = .25

262
Zika and Beyond

Tracy Karp, MS, NNP-BC
Nearly every day Zika virus is in the news. What are the consequences of this infection for the newborn? How to does this infection differ from other congenital viral infections? Is there anything that can be done to prevent infection, or to prevent its adverse consequences? Mr. Karp provides the latest information regarding Zika and the newborn. He also discusses what might be looming on the horizon.
NCC MNN Code 1
NCC INP Code 3
NCC LRN Code 1
Rx = 1
263
Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defect

Diona M. Torres, BSN, RN
What’s new in screening for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD)? Join Ms. Torres as she examines the current legislation surrounding CCHD screening, the key disorders targeted, the process for completion, and what findings constitute a passing or a failing result. She also explores current practices, examines the success of CCHD screening since it was implemented, and outlines barriers to screening that may exist.
NCC MNN Code 3
NCC INP Code 5
NCC LRN Code 2


Saturday, September 16
7:00–11:30 AM Registration Open
7:00–7:45 AM Academy of Neonatal Nursing Member Meeting

7:45–8:00 AM Raffle Prizes, Announcements
 
General Sessions
Combined Sessions with National Neonatal Nurses and Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses Conference
8:00 – 9:00 AM

GS 301
Substance Exposure in Pregnancy
Lynn Browne-Wagner, RN, MSN
The national opioid crisis is reflected in the increasing number of NAS-affected infants seen in our NICUs, but drug exposure in pregnancy goes well beyond narcotics. Ms. Browne-Wagner describes the current drugs of abuse (legal and illegal), their pharmacokinetics, and the effects on pregnant patients and their newborns. Management recommendations will be discussed.
NCC MNN Code 1
NCC INP Code 3
NCC LRN Code 1
Rx = 1


9:00–9:15 AM     Coffee Break
9:15 – 10NCC MNN Code 4:15 AM

GS 302
Risky Business: Social Media and Career Mishaps
Sherri Lee Simons, MSN, RNC-NIC, CCRN
Social media is everywhere. It’s mesmerizing and alluring. But be forewarned. Like the Sirens in Greek mythology who lured nearby sailors through music to their untimely death, social media can easily derail a nurse's career when a post sparks a negative reaction at work. Ms. Simons provides practical guidelines and advice on how to avoid a career mishap when using social media.

10:15 – 11:15 AM

GS 303
Patient Safety and the Just Culture: How do We Speak Up Without Getting Shot Down?
Robert Turbow, MD, JD
In this final session, Dr. Turbow discusses the background of patient safety and the role of culture in preventing patient harm.
NCC MNN Code 4
NCC INP Code 6
NCC LRN Code 5


11:15 – 11:30 AM     Concluding Remarks

Topics and speakers are subject to change. 
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