The Penn State Children’s Hospital Conference

June 24 and 25, 2019

Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033


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Conference ID

J6381

Purpose

This program is designed to provide nurses with information on a variety of topics related to pediatric nursing and will explore the unique aspects of children who require nursing care in a range of settings – acute, ambulatory, neonatal and critical care. Our breakout sessions are structured to be personally customized and include a leadership track, neonatal track and a pediatric track. Poster presentations will enhance the breadth of the educational offering.

Credit

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

These credits meet the criteria set by the ANCC, American Nurses Credentialing Center as contact hours that are acceptable for renewal certification. Additional information is available through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

PSNA (Pennsylvania State Nurses Association)

13 contact hours awarded / 6.5 per day

This activity has been submitted for approval of continuing nursing education. Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program is designed to provide nurses with information on a variety of topics related to pediatric nursing and will explore the unique aspects of children who require nursing care in a range of settings – acute, ambulatory, neonatal and critical care. Our breakout sessions are structured to be personally customized and include a leadership track, neonatal track and a pediatric track. Poster presentations will enhance the breadth of the educational offering.

Agenda

Monday, June 24, 2019: 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

  • 7:30 a.m. | Check-in/Continental Breakfast
  • 7:55 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks
  • 8 a.m. | Opening Plenary – The Patients Perspective: The Unspoken Role You Play in Sustaining Life
    Bill Coon
  • 9:30 a.m. | Transfer to Concurrent Sessions
  • 9:45 a.m. | Session 1
    Session 1A: Pediatric – Hummingbirds & Butterflies: Caring for Pediatric Patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)
    Nicole Hahnlen, CHPPN, RN-BC
    Session 1B: Leadership – Joy in the Work Place
    April Adley, MHA, BSN, RN, CNML
    Session 1C: Neonatal – Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborn (ELGAN) Patients and the “Golden Hour”
    Dennis Mujsce, MD
  • 11 a.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 11:15 a.m. | Session 2
    Session 2A: Pediatric – Regional Anesthesia: Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Multimodal Pain Management for the Pediatric Patient
    Christine A. Kreider, MSN, RN-BC, Clinical Nurse Leader, CPAN
    Session 2B: Leadership – Standardizing Clinical Care
    Sarah Iriana, MD
    Benjamin Fogel, MD, MPH
    Theodore K. M. DeMartini, MD
    Session 2C: Neonatal – Infant Formula and Expressed Breast Milk: Does the Risk for Contamination Stop at the Hospital Doors?
    Sherry Zalewski Thrash, RD, LDN, CNSC
  • 12:30 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. | Session 3
    Session 3A: Pediatric – Characteristics, Risk Assessment and Management of Child and Adolescent Self Injurious & Suicidal Behaviors
    Fauzia Mahr, MD
    Session 3B: Leadership – Pediatric Wound and Ostomy Considerations and Challenges in Pediatrics
    Kimberly Fields, BSN, RN, CPN, CWOCN
    Cheryl Richardson, MPH, BSN, RN, CPPS
    Session 3C: Neonatal – Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with a History of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
    Tammy E. Corr, DO
  • 2:45 p.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 3 p.m. | Closing Plenary – It’s a Ruff Life: The Kelso Family Dog Program
    Ashley M. Kane, MS, CCLS
    Erin Shaffer, BS, CCLS
  • 4: 15 p.m. | Adjournment

Tuesday, June 25, 2019: 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 a.m.

  • 7:30 a.m. | Check-In/Continental Breakfast
  • 7:55 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks
  • 8 a.m. | Opening Plenary – If You Build It They Will Come: A Comprehensive Plan to Manage the Disruptive Patient
    Tracy Sinopoli, BS, RN-BC
  • 9:30 a.m. | Transfer to Concurrent Sessions
  • 9:45 a.m. | Session 1
    Session 1A: Pediatric – Pediatric Hematology Overview
    Gayle M. Smink, MD, MPH
    Session 1B: Leadership – Unlocking Personal and Organizational Agility
    Amanda Hulse
    T. Michelle Duncan, MPA
    Session 1C: Neonatal – Diagnosis and Management of Neonatal Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
    Jason R. Imundo, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P
  • 11 a.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 11:15 a.m. | Session 2
    Session 2A: Pediatric – Pediatric Antimacrobial Stewardship
    George McSherry, MD
    Session 2B: Leadership – How Lean Leadership Drives Quality & Safety
    Sherri Luchs, MHA, BSN, LSSMBB
    Brooke Soulier, MSN, RN, CRRN-K
    Session 2C: Neonatal – Applications of 3D Printing in Pediatric Medicine
    Robert D. Tunks, MD, MHS
    Michael Hulse, DO
  • 12:30 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. | Session 3
    Session 3A: Pediatric – Screening for Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma
    Kent P. Hymel, MD
    Session 3B: Leadership – Authentic and Influential Leadership
    Robert Boesch, DNP, RN, CNML
    Abigail Rudy, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, NE-BC
    Session 3C: Neonatal – Healing Environment in the NICU
    Heather Stephens, BSN, RNC, CKC
    Carrie Ashby, MEd, CCLS II, CEIM
  • 2:45 p.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 3 p.m. | Closing Plenary – “What’s Not Wrong?”: The Beauty of Contentment
    Megan Youtz, MSCC, LPC
  • 4:15 p.m. | Adjournment

Guest Speaker

Bill Coon
Professional Speaker
Founder and Board President
Keep Swimming Foundation

Faculty: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

April Adley, MHA, BSN, RN, CNML
Vice President of Nursing
Children’s Hospital and Women’s Health Services
Nursing Administration
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Carrie Ashby, MEd, CCLS II, CEIM
Certified Child Life Specialist
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Robert Boesch, DNP, RN, CNML
Academic Affiliate
Vice President of Nursing
Adult Acute Care Services
Penn State College of Nursing

Tammy E. Corr, DO
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Penn State College of Nursing
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Theodore K. M. Demartini, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director for Quality and Safety
Penn State Children’s Hospital

T. Michelle Duncan, MPA
Director
Learning and Leadership Development

Kimberly Fields, BSN, RN, CPN, CWOCN
Department of Nursing
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Benjamin Fogel, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Vice Chair of Quality and Safety
Department of Pediatrics
Associate Division Chief and Clinical Director
Division of Academic General Pediatrics
Medical Director
Hope Drive Pediatrics 

Nicole Hahnlen, CHPPN, RN-BC
Hummingbird Program Nurse Coordinator
Department of Pediatrics
Penn State Children’s Hospital 

Amanda Hulse
Learning and Leadership Development

Michael Hulse, DO
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Penn State College of Medicine

Kent P. Hymel, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Child Abuse Pediatrician
Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Jason R. Imundo, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director Cardiac Electrophysiology
Children’s Heart Group
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Sarah Iriana, MD
Associate Professor
Interim Chair
Department of Pediatrics
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Children’s Hospital 

Ashley M. Kane, MS, CCLS
Manager, Child Life Program
Penn State Children’s Hospital 

Christine A. Kreider, MSN, RN-BC, CPAN
Clinical Nurse Leader
Clinical Coordinator
Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine

Sherri Luchs, MHA, BSN, LSSMBB
Operational Excellence Program
Penn State Hershey Medical Center 

Fauzia Mahr, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Vice Chief of Child Psychiatry Division
Training Director of Child Psychiatry Fellowship
Practice Site Medical Director
Penn State College of Medicine 

George Mcsherry, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Disease
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease;
Co-Director, Pediatric Component Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Dennis Mujsce, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, NICU
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Children’s Hospital 

Cheryl Richardson, MPH, BSN, RN, CPPS
Director, Nursing Quality and Safety
Nursing Administration 

Abigail Rudy, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, NE-BC
Vice President of Nursing
Adult Critical Care Services 

Erin Shaffer, BS, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist
Child Life Program
Penn State Children’s Hospital 

Tracy Sinopoli, BS, RN-BC
Nurse Manager Contingency Pool
Nurse Manager Central Staffing Office
Department of Nursing 

Gayle M. Smink, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Penn State College of Medicine 

Brooke Soulier, MSN, RN, CCRN-K
Black Belt
Operational Excellence Program Office 

Heather Stephens, BSN, RNC, CKC
Clinical Head Nurse
NICU
Penn State Children’s Hospital 

Robert D. Tunks, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology
Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Children’s Hospital 

Megan Youtz, MSCC, LPC
Clinical Counselor
Hummingbird Program/PICU
Penn State Children’s Hospital 

Sherry Zalewski Thrash, RD, LDN, CNSC
Clinical Specialist in Neonatal Nutrition
Clinical Nutrition
Penn State Children’s Hospital

 

Committee

Course Director and Committee Chair
April Adley, MHA, BSN, RN, CNML
Vice President of Nursing
Children’s Hospital and Women’s Health Services
Nursing Administration
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Committee
Kaela Appleman, PhD, RN, CPN
Lori Harkaway, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Leah Holmberg, BSN, RN, CPN
Misti Ilgenfritz, BSN, RN, CCRN
Jen Lau, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN
Lauren Libhart, BSN, RN
Marie Reed, MEd, BSN, RN
Debra Rovito, MSN, RN, CPN
Stacy Snyder, CME Coordinator
Rachel Thomas, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC

Fees

$355 – Both Days

$255 – One Day

Fee includes: Instruction, Listed Meals, Online Handout Materials

Registrations received after Sunday, June 23, 2019 will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received later than Tuesday June 18, 2019, will incur a $25 processing fee.

No refunds after Friday June 21, 2019.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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