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Wednesday, April 15
6:00 AM – 1:15 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Networking Opportunity- Exhibits and Posters Open (pastries, coffee and tea service)
 
8:00 – 8:15 AM Welcome/Announcements
 
8:15 – 9:15 AM
501 Stepping into Real Patient and Nurse Safety 
Sherri Simons, MSN, RNC- NIC, CCRN
In the current climate of tight cost controls, limited resources, and the growing demand for hhealth care services, conditions for medical errors are ripe. It is estimated that up to 200,00 people die each year from medical errors and tens of thousands more are injured in the United States. Ms. Simons discusses ways to keep perinatal patients and nurses safe. 
NCC Code LRN 5
NCC Code MNN 4
 
9:15 – 10:15 AM

502 THC and Breastfeeding
Le'a Minton, MSN, APRN, CNM
Ms. Minton will explore current evidence on the effects of THC in the infant while breastfeeding.
NCC Code LRN 4
NCC Code MNN 1

 
10:15 – 11:15 AM Exhibits and Posters Open- Refreshment Break (Coffee, Tea)
 
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
503 Why Don't I Look Like My Parents? Evaluation of the Dysmorphic Newborn
Bryan Darling, MD
Dr. Darling discusses the approach to the dysmorphic newborn infant, including the importance of the physical exam, identifying features that warrant further evaluation, the use of diagnostic studies, and the approach to communicating with parents. 
NCC Code LRN 2
NCC Code MNN 3
 
12:15 – 1:15 PM
504 Neonatal Emergencies: The Stuff that "Rarely" Happens and You have to Deal with It!
Tracy Karp, MS, NNP-BC
Mr. Karp speaks to neonatal emergencies in the low risk environment. "Normal" is not always "Normal." Cardiac, surgical, infections, and many other types of cases will be explored in this lively session. 
NCC Code LRN 3
NCC Code MNN 3
 
 
Thursday, April 16
6:30 AM – 1:00 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Networking Opportunity- Exhibits and Posters Open (pastries, coffee and tea service)
 
8:00 – 9:00 AM 
GS 601 Medical, Psychological, and Family Factors Impacting the Postpartum Mood Concerns of Families
Bart Pillen, PhD
Alexandra Takayesu, MD, MPH

The biopsychosocial factors associated with the increased risk for postpartum mood concnerns of parents with newborn infants is explored in this presentation, highlighting relevant medical and behavioral treatments that support infant well-being and parental functioning. Evidence-based approaches for identifying for significant postpartum depression or family dysfunction are discussed within the context of solution-focused interventions for families.
NCC Code LRN 5
NCC Code MNN 2
 
9:00 – 10:00 AM
GS 602 Is This Sepsis?
Deb Fraser, MN, NNP, CNeoN(C)
Infection is a common and potentially serious diagnosis that must be quickly identified and treated. Ms. Fraser addresses the risk factors, presentation, diagnosis, and management of neonatal sepsis.
NCC Code LRN 3
NCC Code MNN 3 
 
10:00 – 10:45 AM Exhibits and Posters Open (Coffee, Tea)
 
A Workshops (Concurrent Sessions) 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
 

611 Hypoglycemia: Thought it Would Have Been Figured Out by Now?
Tracy Karp, MS, NNP-BC
Mr. Karp discusses the challenges of low blood sugar in seemly well, or at-risk babies, and addresses  some of the challenges of managing and monitoring hypoglycemia. 
 
NCC Code LRN 3
NCC Code MNN 3

 

612 Milk Sharing Support: Evidence, Policy and Agency 
Angela Bond, MS, PhD
Milk sharing is experiencing a resurgence in global practice. Questions of  its safety, legality, policy, and decision-making agency are common. The state of the science regarding human milk sharing is briefly reviewed in the context of informed-decision making in the infant feeding clinical environment. 
NCC Code LRN 2
NCC Code MNN 3


 B Workshops (Concurrent Sessions) 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
621 Deciphering the Neonatal Lab Report
Deb Fraser, MN, NNP, CNeoN(C)
The sodium is low (or high), the potassium is critical, why do they want an ionized calcium...what does that lab report mean and what are the next steps? This interactive session discusses common biochemistry findings in the neonate and provides clinical context for these results. Problems with sodium, potassium, calcium, lactate, ammonia, and other common lab findings are examined.
NCC Code LRN 2
NCC Code MNN 3
 
622 The Baby Boomers of the NICU: The Late Preterm Infant
Susan Kau, RN, BSN, RNC-NIC
Stephanie Hoe, BSN, RN
Come learn about this unique population and the best care practices for individualized care.
NCC Code LRN 3
NCC Code MNN 3
 
Friday, April 17
6:30 AM – 1:15 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Networking Opportunity- Exhibits and Posters Open (pastries, coffee and tea service)
 
8:00 – 9:00 AM
701 Social Media in Healthcare
Sherri Simons, MSN, RNC-NIC, CCRN
Social media is influential in our everyday life. Different social media platforms have been applied in healthcare in various domains such as education, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and health campaigns. Ms. Simons explores the advantages, reliability, and risk that social media use can hold for neonatal nurses. Best practices and warnings will be addressed. 
NCC Code LRN 5
NCC Code MNN 4
 
9:00 – 10:00 AM  
702 When Will the Transport Team be Here? A Systematic Approach to Neonatal Stabilization
Lori Fairfax, CCRN, MSN, NNP-BC
Ms. Fairfax discusses assessment of the respiratory, cardiac, neurological, metabolic, and gastrointestinal systems of the newborn as she defines a systematic approach to stabilization while waiting for the transport team to arrive. 
NCC Code LRN 3
NCC Code MNN 3

10:00 – 11:00 AM Exhibits and Posters Open- Refreshment Break (Coffee, Tea)
 
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
703 We Already...ARE A FAMILY
Terry S. Johnson, APN, NNP-BC, CLEC, ASPPS, MN
The number of childbearing couples who identify themselves as LGBTQ is increasing. These families seek the safest and best evidenced-based care for themselves and their newborn child. This includes acknowledgement, equality, and respect from the healthcare team. Ms. Johnson presents appropriate vocabulary and definitions and explores gender-specific requests and models of care that maximize the labor, birth, and postpartum care of these families. 
NCC Code LRN 2
MNN Code MNN 2

12:00 – 1:00 PM  
704 Mother's Milk Matters
Jae Kim, MD
Dr. Kim presents a broad scope of the power of mother's milk in influencing early infant health and long-term development and health outcomes. 
NCC Code LRN 2
NCC Code MNN 3

 

Saturday, April 18
6:45 AM – 12:30 PM Registration Open
7:00 – 8:00 AM Networking Opportunity (pastries, coffee and tea service) 
 
8:00 – 9:00 AM 
801 Where Do You Sit in the Wa'a?
Pamela (Meli) Almeida, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, CPNP-PC
Dr. Almeida offers an introduction to Hawaiian outrigger paddling and the connection to teamwork in your unit. 
NCC Code LRN 5
NCC Code MNN 4
 
9:00 – 10:00 AM 
802 Is My Baby Supposed to Look Like This? Responding to an Unexpected Event in a Otherwise Healthy Newborn
Dana Ing, MSN, NNP-BC, CKC
The likelihood of a newborn needing CPR in the nursery or mother-baby unit is extremely low. If you have experienced it, you know the impact it has left on you; imagine the effect it has left on the infant and family. How prepared are you and your peers to respond to an unexpected newborn emergency in the nursery or mother's room? Ms. Ing discusses best practices related to assessing, observing, and responding to potential and real emergencies in the otherwise healthy newborn. 
NCC Code LRN 3
NCC Code MNN 3
 
10:00 – 10:15 AM Refreshment Break- Iced Tea, Lemonade 
 
These sessions are combined with the Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses Conference
 
10:15 – 11:15 AM
403 NAS: Inroads to Taming the 45-Year Epidemic
Terry S. Johnson, APN, NNP-BC, CLEC, ASPPS, MN, CE
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has been a clinical entity for most of our nursing careers. Tremendous amounts of research, interventions, and health care resources have been apportioned to finding a successful prevention, treatment, or cure for this tragic condition affecting newborn infants. Ms. Johnson provides an overview of current best practices in identification, therapy, pharmacologic management, nutrition, family interventions, and community support for infants with NAS and their families. 
NCC Code LRN 3
NCC Code MNN 3
Rx =.25

 
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM 
404 A Most Frightening Voyage
Kathy Muneno and Charles Nainoa Thompson
Nainoa Thompson was the first Native Hawaiian in 600 years to navigate a deep-sea Polynesian voyaging canoe from Hawaii to Tahiti only by nature's clues. He has helmed many voyages since. Kathy Muneno has spent 25 years reporting and anchoring the news in Hawai'i, all too often sharing heartache and tragedy. But nothing could have prepared them for the turn of events and spiritual and emotional challenges, when their twins were born. Hear this inspiring story from these NICU parents.
NCC Code LRN 5
NCC Code MNN 4  
 
12:15 – 12:30 PM Closing Remarks 
 
 
 

 


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