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Tuesday, September 4
4:00–6:00 PM     Registration Open
Wednesday, September 5
7:00 AM–5:30 PM     Registration Open
Preconference Workshops (separate fee required)
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM     Full Day Program (6.5 contact hours)

010
5th ANNual Symposium for Nurse Leaders 
We have planned a special day featuring content focused on management and leadership, as well as opportunities to interact with other nursing leaders. Are you a nurse leader that inspires and motivates your team? Someone interested in leadership roles in the future? Maybe you are hoping to refine your skills to advance to the next level of leadership? This day is for you! Our three presenters represent the best of all facets of nurse leadership. Join us and maximize your impact!

020
Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe, Cardiac, Pulmonary? I Don’t Know! Clues to the Presence of CHD and Where All That Blood Flows
Kris Karlsen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC
Just under one percent of all infants born each year will have some form of congenital heart disease (CHD). In the U.S. that statistic equates to 40,000 babies, with 25 percent of them having the most severe forms. Dr. Karlsen discusses important physical examination findings that provide clues to the presence of CHD and examines the blood flow patterns seen with the most severe forms: Tetralogy of Fallot; pulmonary and tricuspid atresia; transposition of the great arteries; total anomalous pulmonary venous return; Ebstein’s anomaly; critical coarctation; interrupted aortic arch; critical AV stenosis; and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. She’ll also discuss some basic ECG principles as well as some of the palliative and surgical repair options available. This information will be presented using a highly visual, animated PowerPoint presentation with videos to help bring this complex material to life!
NCC Code MNN 3
NCC Code LRN 3

8:00 AM–11:30 PM Half Day Morning Workshops (3.25 contact hours)
030
Neonatal Pharmacology through the Alphabet, Part I
Jim Thigpen, PharmD, BCPS and
Jordan Burdine, PharmD, MBA
Our speakers will present an array of neonatal topics and the medications associated with treating them. Part I will begin with acetaminophen (not just for pain!), caffeine (not just for apnea!), intravenous lipid formulations, and levetiracetam, among others. 
NCC Code MNN 3 
NCC Code LRN 4
Rx = 3.25
12:30 –4:00 PM Half Day Afternoon Workshops (3.25 contact hours)
040
Neonatal Pharmacology through the Alphabet, Part II
Jim Thigpen, PharmD, BCPS and
Jordan Burdine, PharmD, MBA
Our speakers will present an array of neonatal topics and the medications associated with treating them. Part II continues the journey through the neonatal pharmacology alphabet going from neonatal delirium, oral glucose, valganciclovir and others, all the way to Zika virus.
NCC Code MNN 3
NCC Code LRN 4
Rx = 3.25
050
Patient Safety and the Just Culture: How do We Speak Up without Getting Shot Down?

Robert Turbow, MD
Back by popular demand, and with more time for exploration and discussion as requested by nurses attending last year's conference! Dr. Turbow discusses the background of patient safety, the role of culture in preventing patient harm, high reliability principles, and cognitive errors. This session includes working in small groups, as well as a group discussion on how providers and leaders can become patient safety advocates.
NCC Code MNN 4 
NCC Code INP 6
NCC Code LRN 5


New! Main Conference Opens With Wednesday Evening Keynote Address

4:30-5:30 PM Keynote Address (All attendees invited)

100 
Improving Outcomes for Pregnant Women and Infants Impacted by the Opioid Epidemic
Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS
Dr. Stephen Patrick is a acknowledged expert in the area of opioid use and abuse. He has researched and published widely on the opioid epidemic and neonatal abstinence syndrome. Dr. Patrick previously served as Senior Science Policy Advisor to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and has testified before Congress on the rising numbers of newborns being diagnosed with opioid withdrawal after birth. He served as an expert consultant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s publications “A Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders,” and “Advancing the Care of Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and their Infants: A Foundation for Clinical Guidance,” as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Use and Prevention, and as a board member on the US Office of Personnel Management’s Multi-State Plan Program Advisory Board. Dr. Patrick will open the conference by discussing the rise of opioid-related complications among pregnant women and infants and discuss a comprehensive approach to improve outcomes for the dyad.
NCC Code MNN 1
NCC Code INP 3
NCC Code LRN 3

5:30-7:00 PM Exhibit Hall opens, cash bar, munchies (All attendees invited)

 

Main Conference
Thursday, September 6
6:45 AM–4:45 PM     Registration Open
8:00–8:15 AM     Welcome/General Announcements

 
General Sessions
8:15 – 9:15 AM

GS 141
Connecting the Dots: Your Work and Your Real Mission
Mary B. Chauvin
The nursing profession covers numerous job descriptions and it has been described as the heart and soul of health care. It requires integrity, advocacy, innovation, effective communication, quick decision making, and more. Staying focused on the work at hand and the real mission is a challenge in the current climate of high demand, ever-changing, healthcare requirements. Ms. Chauvin helps restore the heart and soul of this noble profession through mission identification and alignment. Leave rejuvenated and inspired to continue the calling of being “the most trusted health care professionals” in the business!

NCC Code MNN 4
NCC Code INP 6
NCC Code LRN 5

9:15–10:15 AM
GS 142
We are the Patient Experience: Every Patient, Every Interaction, Every Time

Wendy Singleton, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC 
Achievement of an exceptional patient experience requires engagement and accountability of staff members at all levels. Ms. Singleton describes how a decentralized patient experience structure supports nationally recognized achievements in patient experience. 
NCC Code MNN 4
NCC Code INP 6
NCC Code LRN 5

10:15–11:15 AM     Exhibit Break

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

GS 143
Powerful Words: "I Am Your Nurse"
Nan Troiano, MSN, RNC-OB, NE-BC, C-EFM
When we say: "I am your nurse," it is so much more than an introduction! Ms. Troiano examines the power of these words. Examples are given to illustrate this commitment and responsibility. 
NCC Code MNN 4
NCC Code INP 6
NCC Code LRN 5


12:15–1:45 PM     Lunch provided by ANN―Exhibits Open

1:45–2:45 PM A Workshops
A 151
Trauma in Pregnancy

Nan Troiano, MSN, RNC-OB, NE-BC, C-EFM
Trauma in pregnancy presents unique challenges to healthcare providers. Essential clinical elements are described including mechanisms of traumatic injury, principles of triage, and initial and ongoing assessment of the mother and fetus. Case examples illustrate key points.
NCC Code MNN 1
NCC Code INP 3
NCC Code LRN 1

A 152
The Birth Plan Says What?! Navigating Patient Expectations
Pam Mathews, MSN, RNC-NIC
Families create a written birth plan in order to communicate their wishes and expectations to the healthcare team. Nurses must collaborate with patients regarding the details of the plan to provide safe and ethical care. Ms. Mathews discusses ways nurses can overcome challenges in implementing the plan to achieve positive outcomes and a satisfying birth experience for the family.
NCC Code INP 2

A 153
Baby Friendly: How Do You Make It Friendly?
Cheri Johnson, RNC-OB, BSN
The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative is a culture shift in most organizations. Learn how a hospital that delivers over 8,200 babies a year (that's nearly 1 an hour, every hour) was successful in making the culture shift in less than 18 months while being sensitive to the patients, nurses, and physicians. Bring your questions and experiences, learn how to achieve the culture you desire.
NCC Code MNN 4
NCC Code INP 6
NCC Code LRN 5

 A 154
Resilient Nurses? You Bet!
Tracy Nickolosi, RNC
Chrystal Deslatte, RN
Our speakers guide you in identifying areas of occupational stress. They discuss the struggle between balancing personal self-care needs and keeping up with the demands of the workplace. Stress relief tools are demonstrated and discussed.
NCC Code MNN 4
NCC Code INP 6
NCC Code LRN 5


2:45–3:00 PM     Passing Break

3:00 – 4:00 PM B Workshops 

B 161
Fetal Monitoring Cases
Nan Troiano, MSN, RNC-OB, NE-BC, C-EFM
Fetal heart rate tracing in high-risk and critical care pregnancies are presented. Interpretation of maternal status is included; interventions and outcomes are discussed.
NCC Code INP 1

B 162
The Cardiac Baby: One Baby, Two Baby, Red Baby, Blue Baby
Michael R. Brummond, MD
Dr. Brumund explains the terms used to describe cyanosis and congenital heart disease. He identifies points used to differentiate between respiratory and cardiac causes of cyanosis and explores important features of the clinical assessment for congenital heart disease.
NCC Code MNN 3
NCC Code INP 5
NCC Code LRN 3

B 163
Family to Family Support Network: The Unique Family Care Model
Emily Stevens, LCSW-BACS
Ashley Mendoza
 
With an initial focus on adoption and surrogacy, the Unique Family Care Model can apply to many patient populations needing modified care because of complex social situations. Our speakers share their hospital's current journey in adopting the Family-to-Family framework.
NCC Code MNN 4
NCC Code INP 6
NCC Code LRN 5

B 164 
Podium Presentations
Multiple Presenters 
Peer-reviewed abstracts have been selected for podium presentations. Each session has multiple presenters. These cutting-edge presentations will bring you up-to-date on innovative research and clinical practice projects. Discover what your colleagues from across the country are doing as they share their unique experiences. A balance of clinical, research, and education-themed abstracts are presented.
NCC Code MNN 4
NCC Code INP 6
NCC Code LRN 5


Friday, September 7
7:00 AM–5:30 PM Registration Open
8:00–8:15 AM Announcements
General Sessions
8:15–9:15 AM

GS 241
Telephone Triage in Perinatal Care
Patricia McMullen, PhD, JD, CNS, WHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
A significant amount of nurses' time may be spent on the telephone. Dr. McMullen describes how to establish a sound telephone triage system. She discusses legal and licensure issues that need to be considered.
NCC Code MNN 4
NCC Code INP 6
NCC Code LRN 5


9:15–10:15 AM    Refreshment Break- Last Chance to Visit Exhibits (Coffee, Tea), Raffle

10:15 – 11:15 AM

GS 242
Assessment of the Dysmorphic Infant
Sherry Langston, APRN, NP
Genetic disorders often have well-recognized characteristics. However, some conditions will have less noticeable features. Early recognition of dysmorphic features in infants promotes appropriate, targeted, genetic testing which can lead to a timely diagnosis. Early detection of genetic conditions allows for appropriate and effective management.
NCC Code MNN 3
NCC Code INP 5
NCC Code LRN 2

11:15 AM–12:15 PM
GS 243
STIs in Pregnant Women: Screening, Management, and Prevention
Christine Brennan, PhD, NP-BC
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common in pregnant women. Pregnant women must be screened appropriately, repeatedly, and treated promptly to prevent long term complications and transmission of disease. Dr. Brennan discusses current recommendations for screening and treatment of STIs in pregnant women, identifies potential screening barriers to ensure that standards are met, and describes strategies that clinicians can use to overcome such barriers and assure the health of both mother and baby.
NCC Code INP 3


12:15–1:45 PM     Lunch on Your Own

1:45 – 2:45 PM C Workshops 

C 251
Legal Ps & Qs
Pat McMullen, PhD, JD, CNS, WHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Legal liability remains a challenge in nursing practice. Dr. McMullen provides an overview of key legal concepts and employs a case-study approach to address key areas of liability for those providing care to women and infants.
NCC Code MNN 4 
NCC Code INP 6
NCC Code LRN 5

C 252
Maternal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Renee Bruno, MD
Postpartum depression is an umbrella term that can limit understanding of the spectrum of mood and anxiety symptoms that may occur in the peripartum period. Dr. Bruno discusses the nurse's role in early identification of symptoms and treatment of mood disorders.
NCC Code MNN 4
NCC Code INP 4
Rx = .25
C 253
Breastfeeding Challenges: Decreasing Disparities in Care

Portia Williams, RN, BSN, IBCLC
Ms. Williams identifies disparities, cultural beliefs, and medical practices that serve to prevent mothers from breastfeeding. Culturally relevant care solutions are discussed. 
NCC Code MNN 3
NCC Code INP 4
NCC Code LRN 2


2:45–3:00 PM     Passing Break

3:00–4:00 PM D Workshops 

D 261
Postpartum Hemorrhage: What's Your Superpower?
Alainna Arena, BSN, RNC-OB
As the battle of postpartum hemorrhage rages on, the challenge of improving patient outcomes through evidence-based strategies continues. Although these tactis are proven as successful defense tools, limitations continue to prevent implementation. Incorporate simple, achievable strategies that can easily enhance you nursing defense and improve patient care. Learn basic, effective mechanisms to boost your superpower and begin your journey to defeating postpartum hemorrhage with every patient, every time!
NCC Code MMN 2
NCC Code INP 4

D 262
The Art (and Science) of Laboring
Marirose Bernard, MN, RN
Laboring a patient is both an art and a science. And, of course, it's more than looking at the maternal-fetal monitor! A back-to-basics approach will be used to integrate the mechanisms and physiology of labor with various comfort measures, tools, and techniques to labor a woman effectively. Learn how to assess labor progress using non-invasive parameters. These techniques are applicable for both unmedicated and medicated labors and births. 
NCC Code INP 2 
D 263
When Transition Fails and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension Happens
Maureen Gordon Shogan, MN, RNC
Cardiac and pulmonary transition from fetus to neonate is complex process. When this process fails in the term or late preterm infant, systemic changes can result. Potential causes, presentation, and expeditious nursing actions required, for the move to a higher level of care, are creatively discussed. 
NCC Code MNN 3
NCC Code INP 5
NCC Code LRN 3

D 264
Podium Presentations
Multiple Presenters
Peer-reviewed abstracts have been selected for podium presentations. Each session has multiple presenters. These cutting-edge presentations will bring you up-to-date on innovative research and clinical practice projects. Discover what your colleagues from across the country are doing as they share their unique experiences. A balance of clinical, research, and education-themed abstracts are presented.
NCC Code MNN 4
NCC Code INP 6
NCC Code LRN 5

4:00-5:15 PM Poster Reception (All attendees invited)

Enjoy light fare and a glass of wine while examining posters and interacting with the authors. Ask questions, exchange ideas, find out what other units are doing and what challenges they have. 
NCC Code MNN 4
NCC Code INP 6
NCC Code LRN 5


Saturday, September 8
7:00 AM–1:00 PM Registration Open
8:00–8:30 AM Raffle Prizes, Announcements, Awards
 
General Sessions
Combined Sessions with National Neonatal Nurses and Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses Conference
8:00 – 9:00 AM

GS 301
Culture of Safety or Combat Zone: Tackling Causes and Solutions for Violence in the Hospital
Jacalyn Hardy, MS
Violent behavior toward nurses, physicians, and hospital staff members is an occupational hazard that every hospital encounters, particularly for frontline staff. Almost half of all workplace violence occurs in the healthcare setting, yet there is little consensus on how to address this problem. Ms. Hardy explores the risk factor for and causes of workplace violence and looks at prevention, regulations, and solutions that can help keep nurses in the business of caregiving, not combat. 

NCC INP Code 6
NCC LRN Code 5
NCC MNN Code 4 
Rx = 

9:00- 10:00 AM 

GS 302
Marijuana/Cannabis: "Weed to Know" Issues for the Care Provider and Patients

Maureen Gordon Shogan, MN, RNC
What is the difference between THC and CBD? Is there a high with medicinal marijuana? How does cannabis use in pregnancy affect the fetus? What are potential outcomes of using cannabis when breastfeeding? Learn how to educate parents about cannabis while using evidence that supports your teaching.
NCC LRN Code 1
NCC MNN Code 1

10:00-10:15 Break (Coffee, Tea)
10:15- 11:15 AM

GS 303
The Limits of Viability: Making End of Life Decisions at the Beginning of Life
Bryan Darling, MD
Dr. Darling discusses the difficult, yet extremely  important responsibility, of counseling parents prior to the delivery of extremely premature infants that are bordering on the limits of viability. An overview of medical ethics is discussed before describing the added ethical dilemmas with regards to the extremely premature infant, including the role of the parents as the decision makers in this emotion-charged setting.  
NCC LRN Code 5
NCC MNN Code 4

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

GS 304 
Aspire to Transform
Michele Deck, RN, BSN, Med, LCCE
Healthcare professionals are asked to transform many times in their careers. This session focuses on how to transform your teaching with creative methods, and how to ROCK your personal and professional opportunities for growth and transformation. Michele will leave you inspired to transform!
NCC INP Code 6
NCC LRN Code 5
NCC MNN Code 4


12:15 – 12:30 AM     Concluding Remarks

Topics and speakers are subject to change. 
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