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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 Programs (6.5 contact hours)

010
6th 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!

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 Houghton, 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 on their units to build their own joyful cultures.

Nursing Workload and Missed Nursing Care
Heather Tubbs Cooley, PhD, RN, FAAN
Missed nursing care is a frequently theorized link between nurse workland, maternal and infants outcomes. Dr. Colley reviews the state of the science on missed nursing care in perinatal units, how nurse workload affects missed care, and what the evidence means for nursing leaders.

NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code LRN 5

020
Neonatal Pharmacology: Practical Pointers for Managing Neonatal Infections and Training the Neonatal Brain

Christopher McPherson, PharmD
Jason Newland, MD, MEd

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 NIC 3
NCC Code NNP 4
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 will divided into three themes. During "Radiology for the NICU Nurse", Dr. Burchfield discusses principles of radiology, and will review 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 describe some limitations to the measures. In "Fluids are Not a Cookbook" he explores fluid management, why fluid requirements change and discuss conditions that require extra attention.

NCC Code NNP 1
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code LRN 2


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 NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5

 
5:30-7:00 pm Wednesday Evening Welcome Reception
Exhibits Open and Poster Viewing with appetizers and  cash bar (All attendees invited)


Main Conference

Thursday, September 12
7:00 AM–4:30 PM  Registration Open   
7:45–8:00 AM     Welcome/General Announcements
 
General Sessions
8:00 – 9:00 AM

GS 101
Neonatal Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics: A Non-Fatal Review

Bryan L. Ohning, MD, PhD
Basic principles of neonatal pharmacology and pharmacokinetics are defined, simplified, and explained. The essentials of drug administration and drug elimination are outlined and these concepts are related to allow the clinician to begin to customize pharmacotherapy to the individual patient. Dr. Ohning’s goal is to make this ordinarily perplexing subject more simple, understandable, and useful.

NCC Code NNP 4
NCC Code NIC 3
NCC Code LRN 4
Rx = 1

9:00 – 10:00 AM

GS 102
Therapeutic Cooling for HIE: Where are We Today?

Michael D. Weiss, MD
Dr. Weiss describes the pathophysiology of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and how hypothermia interrupts the injury. In addition, practical bedside cooling physiology is discussed. Finally, emerging therapies and the latest trends in hypothermia are explored.

NCC Code NNP 2 
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 3

 

10:00 - 11:30 AM Refreshment Break- Please Visit Exhibits and Posters (Coffee, Tea)

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

GS 103
Nutrition in Extremely Preterm Infants: Fact, Fiction and Everything in Between
Leslie Parker, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN
Dr. Parker explores the most current up-to-date nutritional interventions in the care of extremely premature infants. Traditional practices will be challenged and the audience is asked to really look at their current practice to determine potential ways to improve care of neonates.

NCC Code NNP 3
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code LRN  2


12:30- 2:00 PM Lunch Provided by ANN in Exhibit Hall - Exhibits Open and Poster Viewing

2:00- 3:00 PM A Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)

A 111
Back to Basics: (Candy) Crushing the Challenge of Neonatal Diabetes

Tiffany Gwartney, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC
Dr. Gwartney will discuss physical examination findings, pathophysiology, and indications for treatment of neonatal diabetes mellitus.

NCC Code NNP  2
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 2

A 112
Patient Safety in the NICU: Past, Present, and Future

Heather Tubbs-Cooley, PhD, RN, FAAN
Preventing harm is a top priority for every NICU. Dr. Cooley examines the evolution of patient safety themes, ideas, and measurement in NICUs, with a specific focus on patient safety topics with high relevance to the role of the bedside nurse. The state of the science regarding relationships between bedside nursing care and patient safety outcomes is presented.

NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5
A 113
What Can We do to Reduce IVH? Is the Golden Hour Really Golden?

Michael D. Weiss, MD
The pathophysiology of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is discussed to provide a foundation for understanding potential interventions. The timing and risk factors for IVH are also discussed.

NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 3
Rx = .25
A 114
Multi- “omics” in the Newborn: Past, Present and Future
Josef Neu, MD
Microbial colonization seems to appear early, very likely before an infant emerges from the uterus. Evidence supports that an early life microbiome that is part of a normal symbiotic maternal-fetal microbial ecosystem, when perturbed (“dysbiosis”) may result in pathology. Join Dr. Neu as he delves into the importance of evaluating the function of microbes in terms of other “-omics,” such as interactions with the human genome, metabolome, and epigenome. Our microbial environment can be manipulated, but we need to proceed with caution.

NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 2


3:00- 3:15 PM Passing Break

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

121
Neonatal Cardiac Pharmacology: Getting to Know Your Heart Drugs

Nicole Bowie, DNPc, MSN, NNP-BC
Dr. Bowie provides an overview of medications used in various neonatal cardiovascular disorders. Included is a review of medications used for congenital heart disease (CHD) Pre/post operatives, inotropes and those used in pharmacologic manipulation of the ductus arteriosus.

NCC Code NNP 4
NCC Code NIC 3
NCC Code LRN 4
Rx = 1

122
Empowering Families to Cope Throughout the NICU Stay with Compassion Rounds

Reina Mayor, MD
Postpartum depression (PPD) is the most common medical problem a new mother will face. Mothers of preterm infants are twice as likely to develop PPD in comparison to mothers of term infants. Not surprisingly, NICU mothers experience higher rate of stress and anxiety following NICU admission. Compassion rounds are a multidisciplinary intervention intended to focus on the emotional and spiritual needs of mothers while their infants are in the NICU. They provide a safe place for parents to receive psychosocial support such as emotional and spiritual care. They assist in finding hope, strength and peace. They empower families to find ways to cope which improves maternal well-being and strengthens the infant-mother bond. The goal for this presentation is to describe compassion rounds and to provide tools on how to bring compassion rounds to your hospital.

NCC NNP Code 5
NCC NIC Code 4
NCC LRN Code 5
123
Case Studies in Neonatal Transport

Patricia Scott, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, C-NPT
This workshop is centered around the clinical presentation, stabilization, and management of neonatal patients who are requiring transport to a higher level of care. This interactive talk is case-based and includes laboratory and radiologic studies.

NCC Code NNP 3
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 2

124
Back to Basics: NICU Lab Interpretation Demystified

Michele Beaulieu, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC
Sandra Bellini DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, CNE
Mary Whalen, DNP, NNP-BC, APRN

Our speakers discuss common NICU labs and interpretation of the results. Included in the discussion is distinguishing the difference between normal vs abnormal and physiologic vs pathologic. We will connect the dots between results, diagnosis and management.

NCC Code NNP 1
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code LRN 2


Friday, September 13
6:30 AM–5:00 PM Registration Open
7:45–8:00 AM Announcements

General Sessions
8:00 - 9:00 AM

GS 131
The Pain Sensitive NICU

R. Whit Hall, MD
Dr. Hall describes barriers to pain treatment and implementation methods to increase sensitivity to neonatal pain. He also describes practical methods, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic, to address specific causes of pain. The discussion explores the common neonatal sources of pain and how to avoid pain.

NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 2

9:00–10:00 AM 
GS 132
Do Our CQI Efforts in the NICU Improve Outcomes?
Reese Clark, MD
Dr. Clark discusses examples of quality improvement efforts that have impacted outcomes of infants. He includes a discussion of CQI methods and measurements; development of CQI teams and real examples of implementation and conduct of quality improvement projects that resulted in meaningful changes in care and improved outcomes. 

NCC Code NNP  5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5
Rx = 0.25

10:00-11:00 AM Exhibit Break- Last Chance to Visit Exhibits, Raffle (Coffee and Tea Service)

11:00 AM–12:00 PM 

GS 133  
Outcomes of Periviable Infants at 22 and 23 Weeks Gestation with a Positive Proactive Philosophical Approach

Jonathan M. Klein, MD
Dr. Klein explores the culture and philosophy of a NICU dedicated to caring for infants born at 22-23 weeks gestation, including the benefits of antenatal steroids in this population on mortality and morbidity. He examines short term outcomes including survival and morbidity as well as long term developmental outcomes for infants bornm at 22-23 weeks gestation at a single center with a proactive philosophical approach compared to baseline.

NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5

12:00–1:30 PM     Lunch on your own and ANN Member Meeting

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

141 
Redefining Survival Potential in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

David Kays, MD, FACS, FAAP
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is a relatively common birth defect resulting in a spectrum of pulmonary hypoplasia and marked by often disappointing outcomes in those affected by more severe disease. Results can be much better than historical reports suggest, however, when a focused strategy of lung protection, improved ECMO support, and experienced CDH repair is carried out with a high level of treatment consistency.

NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 3

142
The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Antibiotic Stewardship

Jacqui Hoffman, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC
Antibiotic administration is not a benign therapy. In this session, Dr. Hoffman explores the pros and cons of ordering antibiotics to rule-out sepsis and the implementation of strategies to decrease the use of antibiotics in the neonatal population.

NCC Code NNP  4
NCC Code NIC 3
NCC Code LRN 4
Rx = 1
143 
Beyond Extreme Prematurity: Management of the 22-23 Weeks' Gestational Age Premature Infant
 
Jonathan M. Klein, MD
Dr. Klein identifies different management strategies and approaches to caring for infants born at 22-23 weeks gestation in a single center with high survival and low morbidity in this high-risk population. He addresses the management approach to multiple immature systems including, but not limited to, the respiratory, gastrointestinal, cerebral, and cardiovascular system as well as infectious disease issues.

NCC Code NNP 2
NCC  Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 3
Rx = .25

144 
Back to Basics: Neonatal Ventilation 

Anthony J. Orsini, DO
Dr. Orsini provides an overview of the evolution of mechanical ventilation. He will discuss basic and advanced techniques for the mechanical ventilation of neonates. An emphasis is placed on pulmonary physiology and advanced modes of ventilation.

NCC Code NNP  2
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code LRN 2


2:30-2:45 PM      Passing Break

2:45–3:45 PM D Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)

151 
It's All in the Delivery

Anthony Orsini, DO
Dr. Orsini discusses how effective communication with patients and families can enhance the overall patient experience, build successful practices, and improve patient satisfaction scores. A review of patient satisfaction scores and their impact on patient loyalty, hospital reimbursement, and patient outcomes is included in this presentation. Participants learn valuable communication techniques to help form relationships and enhance the overall patient experience. Participants will also learn how improving patient satisfaction can help avoid personal and professional burnout and improve their own well being. 

NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5

152 
PDAs and Tomatoes
Jose Perez, MD
Dr. Perez begins discussing the belief PDA was a "causative" cause of neonatal mortality requiring immediate therapy. He then discusses the more recent data indicating the PDA is more a correlation the causation effect. Dr. Perez finishes with discussions about the current pharmacological, non-invasive approaches to close the PDA, and discusses specific clinical trials to answer the exact role of the PDA in today's NICU environment.

NCC Code NNP 4
NCC Code NIC 3
NCC Code LRN 4
Rx = 1
153 
Podium Presentations

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 NNP 5 
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5

154 
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 NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5

3:45-5:00 PM Poster Viewing Reception
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
6:30 AM–12:00 PM  Registration Open

7:45-8:15 AM Announcements, Award Presentations, Raffle

General Sessions

Combined Sessions with National Mother Baby 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
Participants will learn how to discuss tragic news with patients 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 break bad news. You will also learn how the same communication techniques can be used in every day practice.

NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5


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

9:30 – 10:30 AM

GS 402
Legal "Ins and Outs" for Nurses

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

NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5


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 NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5

 11:30 AM- 11:45 PM  Conclusion


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