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Tuesday, September 4
4:00–6:00 PM     Registration Open
Wednesday, September 5
7:00 AM–7:30 PM     Registration Open
Preconference Workshops (separate fee required)
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM     Full Day Programs (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 babies 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 exam 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 NNP 2
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 3

8:00 AM–11:30 PM Half Day Morning Program (3.25 contact hours)
030
Neonatal Pharmacology through the Alphabet, Part I
Jim Thigpen, PharmD, BCPS 
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 NNP 4
NCC Code NIC 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 
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 of the way to Zika virus.
NCC Code NNP 4
NCC Code NIC 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, JD
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 safely, 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 NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
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 an 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 NNP 2 
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code LRN 3

 
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 6
7:00 AM–4:30 PM  Registration Open   
8:00–8:15 AM     Welcome/General Announcements
 
General Sessions
8:15 – 9:15 AM

GS 101
Advancing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Practice and Clinician Well-being: Key Strategies to Reach the Quadruple Aim in Healthcare
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Healthcare in 2018 will continue to be the whitewater of change and uncertainty. Legislators and consumers are demanding more cost transparencies. With the shift away from fee-for-service, healthcare systems want ways to lower costs while simultaneously improving the quality of care. Utilizing big data and clinical evidence to improve patient outcomes is of increasing importance. These challenges have implications for nursing. Dr. Melnyk provides an overview of what to expect in 2018 and how to handle the unexpected challenges of providing quality and proving it works within our systems.
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5


9:15–10:30 AM     Exhibit Break and Poster Viewing (Coffee and Tea Service)


10:30 – 11:30 AM

GS 102
Every Breath You Take: BPD in 2018
Stacey Dalgleish MN, NP
The incidence of brochopulmonary dysplasia remains significant for preterm infants despite new ventilatory technologies and strategies. Ms. Dalgleish provides a guided tour through common supportive and adjunctive interventions that may make a real difference for long-term outcomes of very low birth weight infants.
NCC Code NNP 2 
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 3

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

GS 103
Antimicrobial Stewardship in the NICU
Jim Thigpen, PharmD, BCPS
Antimicrobial stewardship is a hot topic and one that all hospitals are addressing. But does it really mattter in the NICU? What processes in antimicrobial stewardship should be implemented in the NICU? How might these processes improve the care that you provide?
NCC Code NNP 4
NCC Code NIC 3
NCC Code LRN 4 
Rx=1

12:30–2:00 PM     Lunch provided by ANN―Exhibits Open, Poster Viewing

2:00-3:00 PM (A Workshops) 

A 111
PPHN: Re-Examining an Old Nemesis
Stacey Dalgleish MN, NP
Pulmonary hypertension is a diagnosis that many associate with term, critically ill neonates. In this session, Ms. Dalgliesh reviews pathophysiology with a view to understand clinical presentations for other infants including the very low birth weight and those infants with chronic respiratory insufficiency. Nursing interventions to support the infant and family will be key to improved outcomes.  
NCC Code NNP 2 
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 3

A 112
Back to Basics: Blood Gases: A Step-by-Step Approach

Deb Fraser, MN, RNC-NIC
After a brief discussion of acid-base balance, participants develop a step-by-step approach to interpreting neonatal blood gases. These steps are applied to common neonatal case scenarios.
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code LRN 2
A 113
Pain in the Neonate? Treating it Now!

Jordan Burdine, PharmD, MBA
Dr. Burdine defines types of pain that neonates experience and discusses recommendations for pain prevention. The pharmacologic agents best used to manage neonatal pain are discussed and you will gain insight into existing and updated practice guidelines for acute and procedural pain in neonates. 
NCC Code NNP 4
NCC Code NIC 3
NCC Code LRN 4
Rx = 1
A 114
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

3:00–3:15 PM    Passing Break


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

121
You’re Breathing Fast, You’re Blue, and You Look Like You’re in Shock: Cardiac or Pulmonary?
Kris Karlsen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC
Prenatal diagnosis has reduced the number of babies presenting unexpectedly with congenital heart disease (CHD). There are still many infants who present, however, with respiratory distress that may signal the presence of CHD... or that might be pulmonary in origin. Dr. Karlsen focuses on important physical examination findings that help sort out whether it's the heart or the lungs. Common pulmonary etiologies and the most severe cardiac lesions are also discussed. 
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 3

122
Moral Distress in Registered Nurses
Terri Cavaliere, DNP, NNP-BC
Moral distress is ubiquitous in health care; nurses are particularly vulnerable to its effects. In addition to its impact on patient care in general, it has negative physical, emotional, and psychological effects on nurses. Dr. Cavaliere examines the causes of moral distress in NICU nurses. Although it may not be possible to eliminate it completely, she discusses possible ways to achieve moral comfort in the high stress environment of the NICU. 
NCC NNP Code 5
NCC NIC Code 4
NCC LRN Code 5
123
The Use of Off-Label Drugs in the NICU
Jim Thigpen, PharmD, BPCS
The off-label use of medications is pretty much the standard for neonatology. What is really considered to be off-label use? Why should we, perhaps, be thinking about these drug choices more than we do? Join Dr. Thigpen for a discussion that turns on the lights about off-label drugs.
NCC Code NNP 4
NCC Code NIC 3
NCC Code LRN 4
Rx=1

124
Back to Basics: The Black and White of X-Ray Interpretation

Bryan Darling, MD
Come find your inner radiologist in this Back to Basics approach of looking at and interpreting x-rays in the neonatal intensive care unit. Dr. Darling offers a brief introduction to the approach one should take in interpreting every x-ray, followed by a review of cases from basic to obscure. Join in the diagnoses!
NCC Code NNP 1 
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 2


Friday, September 7
7:00 AM–5:15 PM Registration Open
8:00–8:15 AM Announcements

 General Sessions
8:15–9:00 AM

GS 201
Microbial Super Organ? The Neonatal Gut Microbiome
Josef Neu, MD
Dr. Neu examines the development of the human microbiome from fetal life, through the perinatal period, and into early childhood. The implications of this development in terms of health and disease and environment factors such as antibiotic use, human milk versus formula feeding and skin to skin care are presented.
NCC Code NNP 2 
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 2

9:00–9:45 AM 
GS 202
Skin in the Game? 2018 Update on Neonatal Skin Care Guidelines

Carolyn Lund, RN, MS, FAAN
The AWHONN Neonatal Skin Care Guideline was updated this year, and some of the changes in content, as well as the latest neonatal skin care research are discussed. Highlights include recommendations for bathing, skin disinfectants, diaper dermatitis, and assessment and care for skin injuries.
NCC Code NNP 1 
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code LRN 2

9:45–11:15 AM     Exhibit Break - Last Chance to Visit Exhibits, Raffle (Coffee and Tea Service)
11:15 AM–12:15 PM 

GS 203
Current and Future Therapies for Neonatal Encephalopathy
Lu-Ann Papile, MD
Neonatal encephalopathy is the most frequent known cause of neonatal brain injury. Current evidence-based therapy consists of induced hypothermia; however, this therapy is only modestly effective. Dr. Papile discusses the risks and benefits of potential adjuvant therapies.
NCC Code NNP 2 
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 3

12:15–1:45 PM     Lunch on your own and ANN Member Meeting

1:45 – 2:30 PM C Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)

211
Necrotizing Enterocolitis: The Current State of the Science
Josef Neu, MD
Dr. Neu provides the background the history of necrotizing enterocolitis and discusses how this disease presents, its pathophysiology, diagnosis, and preventative measures.
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 3

212
Back to Basics: Interpreting Renal Labs in Low Birth Weight Infants

Terri Marin, PhD, NNP-BC, FAANP
The current laboratory approach for diagnosing renal impairment in preterm-infants lacks specificity. An overview of renal physiology is presented, with a more in-depth discussion of laboratory indices that may increase our ability to detect early renal impairment and/or damage. 
NCC Code NNP 1 
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code LRN 2
213
Care of the Micropremie: Skin Care and Beyond

Carolyn Lund, RN, MS, FAAN
Ms. Lund discusses how to achieve and maintain normothermia and combat transepidermal water loss. Care practices to reduce skin injuries in this population are addressed. In addition, neuro-protective strategies, respiratory care, and other caregiving practices are examined in light of the new curriculum developed for educating practitioners who care for the micropremie. 
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC  Code NIC 2

214
Fetal Surgery: How Far We've Come 

Jessica Roybal, MD, MPH
Dr. Roybal examines the progress of fetal surgery since its inception and then focuses on the current status of fetal therapies for a number of prenatally-diagnosed disorders.
NCC Code NNP 5 
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5


2:30–2:45 PM     Passing Break
2:45–3:45 PM D Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)

221
Why, What, Who, and Where of Human Donor Milk
Shelly Thibeau, PhD, RNC-NIC
Dr. Thibeau provides an overview of why using human donor milk is important when mother's milk is not available. She describes the composition of human donor milk, who processes and receives it, and where it is utilized.
NCC Code NNP 3
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code LRN 2

222
Back to Basics: The VAP Trap and CLABSI's: Ventilator Associated Pneumonias and Central Line Infections in the NICU
Bryan Darling, MD
Dr. Darling discusses menacing infections in the NICU that affect the long-term outcomes of our fragile patients. Emphasis will be placed on the common bacterial causes of ventilator associated pneumonias (VAPs)and central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs), their treatment and prevention. The impact of infections on hospital length of stay, quality scores, and the potential lack of hospital reimbursement is also described.
NCC Code NNP 3 
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 3
223
How to Differentiate Neonatal Seizure Activity from Seizure-like Activity
Lu-Ann Papile, MD
The recognition of neonatal seizures is one of the most challenging tasks facing providers of neonatal care. Because the relative frequency of neonatal seizures is low, providers may not be familiar with their clinical presentation. However, even when seizure-like activity is identified, clinicians need to keep in mind that not all infants who manifest seizure-like activity, in fact, have seizures. Case presentations will be used to illustrate the various causes of both seizure and seizure-like activity.
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 3
Rx= .25

224
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
Join us for appetizers and a cash bar during a dedicated poster session. Poster presenters will be available to discuss their research or projects and answer questions.
NCC Codes NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 4

Saturday, September 8
7:00 AM–1:00 PM  Registration Open

8:00-8:30 AM Announcements, Award Presentations, Raffle

General Sessions

Combined Sessions with National Mother Baby and Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses Conference
8:30 – 9:30 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, particulary 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 factors for and causes of workplace violence and looks at prevention, regulations, solutions that can help keep nurses in the business of caregiving, not combat. 
NCC Code NNP 5 
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5

9:30 – 10:30 AM

GS 302
Marijuana/Cannabis: "Weed to Know" Issues for the Care Provider and Patients
Maureen Shogan, MN, RNC
What is that 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 Code NNP 3
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code LRN 1
Rx= .25

10:30- 10:45 AM  Break (Coffee and Tea Service)
10:45 – 11:45 AM

GS 303
The Limits of Viability: Making End of Life Decisions at the Beginning of Life
Bryan Darling, MD
Our speaker 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. Dr. Darling gives an overview of medical ethics 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 Code NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5

 11:45 AM- 12:45 PM 

GS 304 
Aspire to Transform

Michele Deck, RN, BSN, Med, LCCE, FACCE
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 Code NNP 5 
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5


12:45 – 1:00 PM     Concluding Remarks

Topics and Speakers are Subject to Change

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