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Tuesday, September 10
4:00–6:00 PM     Registration Open
Wednesday, September 11
7:00 AM–7:30 PM     Registration Open
Preconference Sessions (separate fee required)
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM     Full Day Program (6.5 contact hours)

010
6th ANNual Symposium for Nurse 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! In this 6th iteration of the Symposium for Nurse Leaders the content focuses on building the culture of your unit to provide the best neonatal care. There are opportunities to interact with other nursing leaders to compare and share. Join us and maximize your impact!

Conflict Management: Finding Resolution Without Rock-Paper-Scissors
Tiffany Gwartney, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC
Learners can anticipate identifying types and levels of conflict, recognizing communication methods that contribute to or diffuse conflict, and demonstrating techniques to manage conflict.

Building Joyful Cultures: When All Else Fails, Bring Chocolate!

Lucy Haughton, MS, RN
We will explore what's needed to build and lead joyful cultures in today's workforce. Participants will gain insights into why healthy cultures are so important in healthcare and how each leader can make small changes to build joyful cultures.

Nursing Workload and Missed Nursing Care
Heather Tubbs Cooley, PhD, RN, FAAN
Missed nursing care is a frequently theorized link between nurse workload and infant outcomes in neonatal intensive care units. We will rexplore the state of the science regarding missed nursing care in the NICU, how nurse workload affects missed care, and what the evidence means for nursing leaders.

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

020
Neonatal Pharmacology: Practical Pointers for Managing Neonatal Infections and Training the Neonatal Brain
Christopher McPherson, PharmD
Jason Newland, MD, PharmD

In the morning, Drs McPherson and Newland focus on antimicrobial therapy in neonates. Specific topics include risk stratification and diagnosis of sepsis in the newborn, prevention and treatment of late-onset sepsis in hospitalized neonates, and opportunities for antibiotic stewardship to benefit infants in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In the afternoon, the focus is on training the neonatal brain. Specific topics include practical pointers for counseling parents and treating neonates with in utero drug exposure, providing optimal pain control, and nutritional support for the preterm neonate.

NCC Code LRN 4
Rx = 6.5

8:00 AM–11:30 PM Half Day Morning Sessions (3.25 contact hours)
030
Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Maximizing Safety for the Fetus and Care Team 

Cyndy Krening, MS, CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, RN
Electronic fetal monitoring is a sensitive, yet non-specific technology that is routinely used during labor and birth in the U.S. Nurses must possess comprehensive knowledge of strip interpretation, underlying physiology and evidence of fetal stress in order to maximize safety for all. This session will include a discussion of strip interpretation, underlying physiology, evidence of fetal compromise, and methods to minimize risk for the fetus and medico-legal risk for the nurse.

NCC Code INP 1
12:30 –4:00 PM Half Day Afternoon Sessions (3.25 contact hours)
040
Back to Basics for Neonatal Nurses
David Burchfield, MD
This half day session is divided into three themes. During "Radiology for the NICU Nurse," Dr. Burchfield discusses principles of radiology, and reviews endotracheal tube placement, pneumothorax, and common respiratory diagnoses. During the "ABCs of ABGs," he discusses arterial blood gas measures, how to interpret the results, and describes some limitations to the measures. In "Fluids are Not a Cookbook," Dr. Burchfield explores fluid management, why fluid requirements change, and discusses conditions that require extra attention.

NCC Code LRN 2
NCC Code MNN 3


Conference Opening Keynote Address

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

400 
There's No Place Like Home: Using Simulation to Educate Families and Improve Patient Outcomes

Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP
Dr. Arnold explores applications of healthcare simulation for non-healthcare providers. Included is a description of applications and research opportunities of simulation for training parents and other caregivers in how to care for medically complex infants and patients.

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

5:30-7:30 PM Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall (All attendees invited)

 

Main Conference
Thursday, September 12
6:45 AM–4:45 PM     Registration Open
7:45–8:00 AM     Welcome/General Announcements
 
General Sessions
8:00 – 9:00 AM

GS 301 
Bullying and Incivility in Nursing: When Looks Can Kill
Patricia Durant, MSN, RN
Linda Schofield, MSN, RN

Why do some nurses treat other nurses, nursing students, and nursing faculty with disdain? Does this happen in your unit? Our speakers discuss reasons why and offer insight on ways to handle, prevent, and respond to this behavior.

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


9:00–10:15 AM Refreshment Break- Please Visit Exhibits and Posters (Coffee, Tea)

10:15-11:15 AM
GS 302
Weeding Through the Issues of Marijuana Legalization

Cyndy Krening, MS, CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM
As more and more states legalize marijuana, perinatal challenges abound. There is little evidence to inform development of guidelines and protocols for screening, educating, testing of mothers and newborns, and reporting. There are perinatal issues around discriminatory testing, length of time the drug remains in the system, potential for compromised provider-patient relationships, inconsistent education and referrals, breastfeeding during marijuana use, punitive or legal interventions, and more. These issues are discussed, along with considerations for practice and policy in caring for cannabis-exposed pregnant women and newborns.

NCC Code LRN 5
NCC Code MNN 4
NCC Code INP 6
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

GS 303 
In Pursuit of Joy: Rescue Me, Rescue My Patients
Lucy Haughton, MS, RN
Explore why joy in the workplace is not only important to us as nurses, but as people. This is the story of a nurse who set out to rescue patients and found joy rescuing herself.

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


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

1:45–2:45 PM A Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)
A 311
What You Need to Know about Preeclampsia

Rachel Humphrey, MD
Dr. Humphrey discusses the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of preeclampsia. Risk factors for preeclampsia and modalities to decrease risk are also addressed.

NCC Code LRN 1
NCC Code MNN 1
NCC Code INP 3

A 312 
Empowering the RN: Supporting the Breastfeeding Family

Annette Leary, RN, BSN, IBCLC
Martha Lasley, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Encouraging questions and facilitating discussion, Ms. Leary and Ms. Lasley assist you in improving your communication skills with the breastfeeding family as well as ensuring that you have a firm working knowledge of the fundamentals and the latest evidence-based practices.

NCC Code LRN 2
NCC Code MNN 2
NCC Code INP 4

A 313
Newborn Assessment: Normal or Abnormal?

Debbie Fraser, MN, CNeoN(C), RNC-NIC
Ms. Fraser addresses common physical findings in newborns. Variations of normal are examined to determine when they may represent findings of concern. Physical findings in common genetic conditions are also presented.

NCC Code LRN 2
NCC Code MNN 3
NCC Code INP 5


2:45–3:00 PM     Passing Break

3:00 – 4:00 PM B Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)

B 321
Incorporating Dancing for Birth into Your Practice

April Eckwielen, LCCE, RYT
Kristin Gwaltney-Bunnett, RN, LCCE

“Dancing for Birth” is gentle exercise program, combining dance with prenatal education and postpartum bonding, while instilling confidence in a woman’s innate ability to deliver and bond with her baby. The Labor and Delivery nurse can utilize the techniques learned in this program to help correct malposition, ease discomfort, and create greater satisfaction with the delivery process. Nurses participating in postpartum care, including NICU, can assist the new mother in bonding with the newborn, using Dancing for Birth techniques, when appropriate. Feel-good fitness; essential birth wisdom; and a celebration of pregnancy, birth, and mothering is a winning trifecta, supporting women through the journey to motherhood.

NCC Code MNN 2
NCC Code INP 4

B 322
Feeding the Infant with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Denise Maguire, PhD, RN, CNL, FAAN
Dr. Maguire discusses behaviors that disrupt feeding in infants with NAS, shares tips to help parents interpret individual feeding cues, and proposes both common and creative techniques for feeding infants. She also discusses how to assess mother/baby interactions during feedings.
 
NCC Code LRN 2
NCC Code MNN 2
NCC Code INP 4

B 323
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 are doing in their units as they share their unique experiences. A balance of clinical, research, and education-themed abstracts are presented.

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


Friday, September 13
7:00 AM–5:30 PM Registration Open
7:45–8:00 AM Announcements
General Sessions
8:00–9:00 AM

GS 331 
Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, From Delivery and Beyond

E. Kyle Cook, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC
Carrie Pernesky, LMSW

Ms. Cook addresses neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) including infants at risk for NAS, AAP guidelines for following drug-exposed infants, and non-pharmacologicl and pharmacologic treatment options. She also describes her unit’s experience treating over 2,500 babies with NAS since 2011. Ms. Pernesky discusses the Grow With Me Clinic, a multidisciplinary, developmental follow-up clinic specifically for drug-exposed infants. Grow With Me Clinic follows infants after discharge from the hospital up to age five.

NCC Code LRN 3
NCC Code MNN 3
NCC Code INP 5


9:00–10:00 AM    Refreshment Break- Last Chance to Visit Exhibits (Coffee, Tea), Raffle

10:00 – 11:00 AM

GS 332
Communication in Health Care: Not Abstract Art

Kelley Shultz, MD
Effective communication is essential to keeping our patients safe and delivering quality care. Its failure is involved in most of our worst outcomes. Dr. Shultz discusses some fundamentals of information transfer, such as the patient hand-off and how to speak with the physician. She explores some ways to improve your skill and effectiveness as a communicator that are easy to implement.

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

11:00 AM–12:00 PM
GS 333
Perinatal Palliative Care in the Community Hospital Setting

Tammy Ruiz Ziegler, RN, CPLC
The American Academy of Nursing published the policy statement, “Perinatal Palliative Care as an Essential Element of Childbearing Choices,” with the role of the nurse as a key member of the team. Although many of these programs will be in large, tertiary care centers, effective, supportive, family-centered, perinatal palliative care teams have been developed in the community setting. Ms. Ruiz Zeigler discusses the development and functioning of primary, community-based, nursing-coordinated, perinatal palliative care. Nuts and bolts processes and functioning will be included, as well as a discussion of the current nursing literature and research.

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


12:00–1:30 PM     Lunch on Your Own

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

C 341
Is it Time to Call the Doctor Now?

Kelley Shultz, MD
Understanding normal newborn physiology and how newborns transition into the world helps you recognize when something is wrong. Dr. Shultz discusses these issues and then identifies common and important reasons to call the pediatrician. She also addresses how to organize the information you want to share so that the call is successful for all.

NCC Code LRN 2
NCC Code MNN 3
NCC Code INP 5

C 342
Postpartum Hemorrhage: Preparing for the Worst

Gargey Patil, MD
A significant contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality, postpartum hemorrhage is constantly on our radar. Dr Patil presents algorithms that address potentially harmful situations and lead to safer outcomes.

NCC Code MNN 2
NCC Code INP 4
Rx = 0.5
C 343 
Nuts and Bolts of Perinatal Palliative Care: An Interactive Workshop

Tammy Ruiz Ziegler, RN, CPLC
The American Academy of Nursing in their position paper on perinatal palliative care (PPC), advocates development of the interdisciplinary workforce in the care for infants and families, utilizing the nurse as a key figure in that care. Ms. Ruiz Zeigler coordinates an interactive workshop focused on how nurses can facilitate and coordinate PPC programs while fostering a supportive team approach.

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


2:30–2:45 PM     Passing Break

2:45–3:45 PM D Workshops 

D 351
Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypoglycemia in the Well Baby Nursery

Reese Clark, MD
Join Dr. Clark as he explores the intricacies of the physiology of glucose metabolism and addresses the risk factors that contribute to neonatal hypoglycemia. Leave this workshop with clinical management strategies to adapt to your units.

NCC Code LRN 3
NCC Code MNN 3
NCC Code INP 5

D 352
Laughing through Labor? Implementing a Nitrous Oxide Program for Labor

Nancy J. Travis, MS, BSN, RN, BC, CPN, CBC
Ms. Travis describes the journey one hospital system took to establish a nitrous oxide program during labor and the immediate postpartum period. She shares the design considerations, how the program was implemented and how it is evaluated. Lessons learned from this journey may help empower other organizations to offer this unique program. The evidence supporting nitrous oxide use during labor is summarized and common barriers, misconceptions, and considerations for a adopting nitrous oxide program are identified.

NCC Code INP 6
D 353
Patient Safety: Why Does it Matter to Me?

Kelley Shultz, MD
The field of patient safety is growing and trendy. You hear phrases like quality improvement, systems theory, human factors, standardization, and high reliability. But how does any of that apply to our smallest patients? Join Dr. Schultz to explore patient safety science and discuss how to apply it to your unit and make a difference in the care you provide.

NCC Code LRN 5
NCC Code MNN 4
NCC Code INP 6
3:45-5:00 PM (All attendees invited)

3:45–5:00 PM
Poster Reception (All attendees invited)
Enjoy appetizers and a beverage (cash bar) while examining posters and interacting with the authors. Ask questions, exchange ideas, find out what other units are doing and what challenges they experience.

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


Saturday, September 14
6:45 AM–12:00 PM Registration Open
7:45–8:15 AM  Announcements & Awards
 
General Sessions
Combined Sessions with National Neonatal Nurses and Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses Conference
8:15 – 9:15 AM

GS 401
Breaking Bad News: Helping Families When They Need Us the Most

Anthony J. Orsini, DO
How do you discuss tragic news with parents and families in the most effective and compassionate manner? Dr. Orsini covers the history of delivering bad news in medicine, its impact on short-term and long-term coping mechanisms, and why healthcare professionals are traditionally poor communicators, especially when breaking bad news. You will learn key communication techniques that will help you work with families when break bad news. You will also learn how the same communication techniques can be used in everyday practice.

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


9:15 - 9:30 AM - Refreshment Break- Coffee, Tea

9:30- 10:30 AM 

GS 402
Litigation Issues for Nurses 

Scott Gwartney, Esq.
Mr. Gwartney, a plaintiff's lawyer, explains what a malpractice claim is. He describes the process of evaluating potential malpractice claims, discusses pre-litigation issues, and the litigation and deposition process.

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

10:30-11:30 AM

GS 403
Oh No...Not More Fluffy Stuff! 
Rich Bluni, RN 
Sometimes things get in the way of us feeling we are at our best. When you talk about those “things” some may call that the “Fluffy Stuff”! But what if that Fluffy Stuff is exactly what we need? What if we concentrated on our own stories? This talk focuses on how the Fluffy Stuff can help you thrive in today’s complex healthcare world.

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


11:30 – 11:45 AM     Concluding Remarks

Topics and speakers are subject to change. 
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