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Tuesday, September 12

4:00–6:00 PM     Registration Open
Wednesday, September 13
7:30 AM–6:00 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 utilizes video and small group discussion to practice debriefing and addresses difficult debriefing situations that may be encountered.
NCC NIC Code 4
NCC NNP Code 5
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 NIC Code 3
NCC NNP Code 4
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 NIC Code 3
NCC NNP Code 4
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
Deepa Nagar, MD, FAAP
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 NIC Code 2
NCC NNP Code 2
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/Award Presentation
 
 General Sessions
8:00 – 9:00 AM

GS 101
The Changing Landscape in Neonatal Ventilation
Martin Keszler, MD
Dr. Keszler discusses the evolving role of neonatal respiratory support over the last few years. He addresses optimally stabilizing the newborn in the delivery room, the growing use of noninvasive respiratory support measures, key aspects of lung-protective ventilation strategies, and the use of volume-targeted ventilation. Join us for this exciting presentation!
NCC NIC Code 1
NCC NNP Code 2
NCC LRN Code 3


9:00–10:15 AM     Exhibit Hall Opens, Posters Open  

10:15 – 11:15 AM

GS 102
Taking Care of Lifelines in the NICU: What's Better and What's Best?
Elizabeth Sharpe, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, VA-BC
Dr. Sharpe highlights evidence-based, best practices for care of peripheral intravenous catheters, peripherally-inserted central catheters, and central venous catheters in the NICU. Her presentation includes discussion of the most recent guidelines and standards.
NCC NIC Code 1
NCC NNP Code 3
NCC LRN Code 2
Rx = .25

11:15 AM-12:15 PM
GS 103
Noninvasive Respiratory Support
Martin Keszler, MD
Dr. Keszler discusses the rationale for noninvasive respiratory support and describes the available evidence for the various modalities of noninvasive support in current use. He addresses the practical issues of how to make this type of support work optimally.
NCC NIC Code 1
NCC NNP Code 2
NCC LRN Code 3

12:15–1:30 PM     Lunch―Exhibits Open, Posters Open

1:30 – 2:30 PM A Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)

111
An All Human Milk Diet in the NICU
Jerald King, MD
Dr. King discusses the importance of human milk, why we need donor milk, how an all human milk diet can be achieved, and the role of milk banks.
NCC NIC Code 1
NCC NNP Code 3
NCC LRN Code 2

112
#HotTopics@Tinypiccs

Elizabeth Sharpe, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, VA-BC
Dr. Sharpe explores recent hot topics in peripherally-inserted central catheter care, monitoring, management, and strategies for preventing harm.
NCC NIC Code 1
NCC NNP Code 3
NCC LRN Code 2
Rx = .25
113
Antibiotic Stewardship

Christopher McPherson, PharmD
Antibiotics, commonly prescribed in ill neonates, have life-saving benefits. However, broad-spectrum antibiotic exposure also increases risk for morbidities such as necrotizing enterocolitis and the development of resistant organisms. Dr. McPherson explores opportunities for antibiotic stewardship in the NICU and the benefits of these practice changes.
NCC NIC Code 3
NCC NNP Code 4
NCC LRN Code 5
Rx = 1
114
Podium Presentations

-Bringing the NICU RN to the Family: A Program to Provide End-of-Life Care Outside of the NICU (Zellinger)
-Nurses, Firemen and Infants: A Successful Collaboration (Thomas)
-Perinatal Substance Exposure: An Exemplar Family Centered Collaborative Comprehensive Approach Along the Continuum of Care (Wright)


2:30–3:30 PM     Exhibits Open, Posters Open

3:30 – 4:30 PM B Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)

121
Are There Fetal Origins of Adult Disease?
Susan Braid, DrPH, MPH, NNP-BC
The link between specific intrauterine events and the increased risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and hypertension, also known as the Fetal Origins of Adult Disease Hypothesis, has been the topic of a considerable amount of research internationally for the past 25 years. Dr. Braid discusses the research evidence for this link, potential biological mechanisms, and implications for nutritional guidelines for preterm and SGA infants.
NCC NIC Code 1
NCC NNP Code 1
NCC LRN Code 1

122
Don’t Forget to Breathe! Apnea of Prematurity
Martin Keszler, MD
Dr. Keszler explores the basic causes and types of cardiopulmonary events in premature infants and their etiologies. Effective and ineffective therapies will be discussed as well as considerations for safe and timely discharge to home.
NCC NIC Code 2
NCC NNP Code 2
NCC LRN Code 3
123
Donor Milk: Content, Safety, and Cost Effectiveness
Jerald King, MD
Dr. King discusses and compares donor milk content, safety, and cost effectiveness to that of infant formulas.
NCC NIC Code 1
NCC NNP Code 3
NCC LRN Code 2
124
Podium Presentations

-Resource Nurse Position in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Macho)
-Placental Blood Draws: Conserving Neonatal Blood to Reduce Blood Transfusions in Premature Infants (Garman)
-To Change or not to Change: Reducing CLABSI with 96 Hour Closed System IV Tubing Changes (Saridakis)


Friday, September 15
6:45 AM–4:45 PM Registration Open

6:15–7:15 AM Good Morning! 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 201
PPHN from a Cardiologist’s Point of View
Abraham Rothman, MD
Dr. Rothman discusses the incidence, diagnosis, therapy, and prognosis of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn.
NCC NIC Code 2
NCC NNP Code 2
NCC LRN Code 3

9:00–10:00 AM
GS 202
Neonatal Seizures: Epidemiology, Management, and Impact on Outcome

Nicholas S. Abend, MD, MSCE
Dr. Abend addresses current practices related to EEG monitoring. He will analyzes existing data regarding the impact of seizures on the infant’s outcome and compares available medications for seizure management.
NCC NIC Code 2
NCC NNP Code 2
NCC LRN Code 3
Rx = .5


10:00–11:30 AM     Last Chance to Visit Exhibits, Posters Open

11:30 AM–12:30 PM

GS 203
Specialty Care of the Micropremie
Mindy Morris, DNP, NNP-BC, CNS
The micropremie is at the highest risk for death, morbidities, and extended hospitalization. Although more of these infants are surviving to NICU discharge, many have sequalae that impact their futures. NICUs are becoming more specialized in caring for specific populations of neonates. Dr. Morris discusses whether specialty care for the micropremie is a model of care that would benefit these infants.
NCC NIC Code 2
NCC NNP Code 2


12:30–1:45 PM     Lunch on your own

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

211
Feeding Intolerance: What's Trending on Feeding Issues in the ELBW and VLBW Infant
Terry S. Johnson, APN, NNP-BC, MN
“Feeding Intolerance" is a common finding in the ELBW and VLBW population. The definition and description of feeding intolerance is often vague, subjective, poorly supported by evidence, and lacking in agreement across NICUs, nursing, and medical disciplines. Ms. Johnson provides new definitions, measurable clinical findings that are associated with neonatal morbidities, and describes strategies to improve feeding tolerance.
NCC NIC Code 1
NCC NNP Code 3
NCC LRN Code 2

212
Neonatal and Pediatric Surgical Emergencies: When and Who to Call for Help

Kathleen van Leeuwen, MD
Dr. van Leeuwen discusses emergencies requiring intervention in the newborn and early pediatric period. She discusses warning signs and when providers should ask for subspecialty help when managing emergencies. Appropriate imaging and diagnostic tests are described, as well as outcomes from treated emergencies.
NCC NIC Code 2
NCC NNP Code 2
213
"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 NIC Code 1
NCC NNP Code 3
NCC LRN Code 2
214
Podium Presentations

–Getting from There to Here: Implementation of the National Perinatal Association Standards for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents and Staff (Martin)
–Breaking Bad News to Parents: Preparing NNPs for this Role (Rubarth)
–Improved Patient Experience After Initiation of a Developmental Care Committee in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Macho)
215
Podium Presentations

–Addressing the Diagnostic Challenge: The Floppy Newborn and What To Do Next (McCauly)
–Predicting Neonatal Acute Kidney Injury with Biomarker Analysis (Marin)
–ABO Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn: Is a New Paradigm Needed? (Baer)


2:45–3:15 PM     Poster Session with Poster Presenters

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

221
Palliative Care; Futility, Ethics, and Legal Considerations
Angela Berg, DNP, APRN, CPNP
Join Dr. Berg as she provides an opportunity for participants to discuss the differences between palliative care and hospice care. She explains the qualifying diagnosis and gives case study examples. Outcomes, ethics considerations, and quality of life issues are included in the discussion.
NCC NIC Code 2
NCC NNP Code 3
NCC LRN Code 5

222
Family-Integrated Care: The Possibilities are Endless
Diane K. E. Schultz, RN, CKC
The Family Integrated Care Model in the NICU supports families to be as involved with their infant's care as they are capable of. Ms. Schultz discusses the benefits and challenges of this care model in the NICU, addressing breastfeeding, the potential for increased confidence of parents in caring for their infant in the unit and after discharge, parent advocacy for their infant, and other topics.
NCC NIC Code 1
NCC NNP Code 3
NCC LRN Code 2
223
EEG and aEEG Patterns
Nicholas S. Abend, MD, MSCE
As aEEGs become the standard of care in NICUs for certain neonates, the ability to understand the neonatal EEG and amplitude integrated EEG (aEEG) is important for the nurse at the bedside. Dr. Abend’s workshop focuses on the fundamentals of interpretating EEGs and onrecognizing common patterns.
NCC NIC Code 2
NCC NNP Code 1
NCC LRN Code 2
224
The Golden Hour and Beyond

Mindy Morris, DNP, NNP-BC, CNS
Many NICUs have focused quality improvement efforts to improve care provided to the preterm infant during Golden Hour. A similar focus in the subsequent days and weeks of care can have a similar impact. Dr. Morris presents strategies continuing the theme of mindful practice for several key processes to improve the care and outcome of preterm infants.
NCC NIC Code 2
NCC NNP Code 2
NCC LRN Code 3
225
Malpractice Law and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction: What Clinicians Need to Know About Tort Law

Robert Turbow, MD, JD
Dr. Turbow describes legal concepts for bedside practitioners and strategies to avoid tort litigation. Several cases will be presented, including cases related to health information technology systems.
NCC NIC Code 4
NCC NNP Code 5
NCC LRN Code 5


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 Mother Baby 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 NIC Code 1
NCC NNP Code 1
NCC LRN Code 1
Rx = 1


9:00–9:15 AM     Break (Coffee and Tea)
9:15 – 10:15 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 NIC Code 4
NCC NNP Code 5
NCC LRN Code 5


11:15 – 11:30 AM     Concluding Remarks

Topics and Speakers are Subject to Change

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