The Penn State Children’s Hospital Nursing Conference – Inspiring Quality and Safety

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Conference ID

J6121-19

Purpose/Overview

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 an advanced practice track, leadership track, neonatal track and pediatric track. Poster presentations will enhance the breadth of the educational offering.

Credit

Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA)

13 contact hours awarded (6.5 per day)

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.

Trauma Credit

2.5 credit hours (June 28 only)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our sponsored 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

Agenda

June 28, 2018: 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 Power of One: How One Attitude, One Action, and One Person Can Change the World

    John O’Leary

    • Explain the power of taking ownership of wins and failures, and the impact it will have on lives.
    • Explain the difference between curing and healing, and the impact this can have on patients.
    • Identify key strategies to avoid burnout and fuel compassion for professional caregivers.
  • 9:30 a.m. | Transfer to Concurrent Sessions
  • 9:45 a.m. | Session 1
    • Session 1A: Advanced Practice
      Patient Perspective

      Penny Kehoe
      – Inspirational story of a family’s life changes since their daughter’s diagnosis of an arteriovenous malformation.
    • Session 1B: Leadership
      How to Create a Culture of Accountability

      T. Michelle Duncan, MPA, BS
      – Describe the steps and best practices to accountability
    • Session 1C: Neonatal
      Safe Sleep (Trauma Credit)

      Amy E. Bollinger, BSN, RN
      Jenny L.N. Rex, MSN, RN
      – Prevent injuries by identifying the components of safe sleep and safe sleep environments.
    • Session 1D: Pediatric
      Adolescent Drug Abuse

      Leslie Walker-Harding, MD
      – Describe the epidemiology identification, and intervention in adolescent substance use and the provider, parent and community roles in prevention
  • 11 a.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 11:15 a.m. | Session 2
    • Session 2A: Advanced Practice
      Achieving Superior Outcomes in Pediatric Heart Surgery: The Critical Role of Advanced Practice Clinicians

      Joseph Brian Clark, MD
      – Describe the current outcomes of congenital heart surgery and the role of the advanced practice provider.
    • Session 2B: Leadership
      Raising the Titanic

      Robert E. Boesch, DNP(c), RN, CNML
      – Describe a blueprint for cultural transformation through the LEAD philosophy to improve staff engagement, satisfaction, and drive patient outcomes.
    • Session 2C: Neonatal
      Parent Perspective

      Heather Lesoine
      – Using continuity, communication and care to enhance family-centered care.
    • Session 2D: Pediatric
      Pediatric Migraines: A Holistic Approach to Care

      Kaitlyn E. Sahd, BSN, RN, CPN
      Lisa Ruth-Sahd, DEd, RN, CEN, CCRN
      – Describe the pathophysiology, assessment and diagnosis to determine the best patient specific holistic treatment for the pediatric patient and family.
  • 12:30 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. | Session 3
    • Session 3A: Advanced Practice
      Army Nurse Corps Utilization of Pediatric Competencies in Operational Environments (Trauma Credit)

      Jody Dugai, MSN, LTC, AN
      – Describe the competencies of pediatric nursing within the military facilities related to humanitarian efforts, support to civilian authorities, and combat operations.
    • Session 3B: Leadership
      Leading from Where You Are: From the Bedside to the Boardroom

      Melissa J. Hoffman, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC COL, AN
      – Discuss how the army develops its leaders, through purposeful and timely professional development.
    • Session 3C: Neonatal
      Compatible with Life: Rethinking Care of Children with Trisomy 18

      Nicole C. Hahnlen, RN, CHPPN
      Deana Deeter, CRNP, CHPPN, CPON, RN-BC
      – Describe clinical features, challenges and common experiences for the Trisomy 18 child.
    • Session 3D: Pediatric
      Pediatric Trauma Case Studies: Critical Care Priorities (Trauma Credit)

      Beverly Shirk, BSN, RN
      Lynn G. Simmons, BSN, MS, CRNP
      – Describe the pathophysiology, nursing care priorities and outcomes of traumatic brain and intra-abdominal injuries.
  • 2:45 p.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 3 p.m. | Closing Plenary
    Who Cares about Health Care Quality?

    Christine Carson Filipovich, MSN, RN

    • Identify the government or non-government agencies that set health care quality standards.
    • Define quality of health care.
    • Describe the professional nurse’s role in the delivery of quality care.
  • 4:15 p.m. | Adjournment

June 29, 2018: 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

  • 7:30 a.m. | Check-In and Continental Breakfast
  • 7:55 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks
  • 8 a.m. | Opening Plenary
    Swimming with Sharks

    Marguerite Ferrara, NASM FNS, SFS

    • Describe assertive communication and how to deal with difficult people.
    • Discuss the skills necessary to create a positive work environment and increase customer satisfaction.
  • 9:30 a.m. | Transfer to Concurrent Sessions
  • 9:45 a.m. | Session 1
    • Session 1A: Advanced Practice
      A Family’s Experience of Childhood Pain

      Katherine M. Curci, PhD, CRNP, CNM
      – Describe unique struggles and community resources available to a family providing care for a child with chronic pain.
    • Session 1B: Leadership
      Caring for the Caregiver

      Katherine M. Pennay, BSN, OCN, MABC
      – Describe techniques for self-care and caring for your caregivers.
    • Session 1C: Neonatal
      Bloom Where You’re Planted: Child Life and Developmental Care in the NICU

      Carrie Ashby, MEd, CCLS II, CEIM
      – Outline neonatal developmental core standards and the role of the child life specialist.
    • Session 1D: Pediatric
      Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Illness and Suicide

      Jolene Hillwig-Garcia, MD
      – Identify risk factors, areas of concern and review a case study.
  • 11 a.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 11:15 a.m. | Session 2
    • Session 2A: Advanced Practice
      Finding Your Contribution to New Knowledge Development, Innovations and Practice Improvement

      Mary Lou Kanaskie, PhD, RN-BC, AOCN
      – Identify the advanced practice clinicians’ role in scholarly activities and differentiate evidence-based practice, research and quality improvement.
    • Session 2B: Leadership
      Driving Quality Outcomes: Whose Job is this Anyway?

      Patti Hart, DNP, RN, CPN, NE-BC
      – Identify the leader’s role in quality improvement, engagement of staff and key components to enhance quality outcomes.
    • Session 2C: Neonatal
      The Conundrum of what to do for Transient Neonatal Hypoglycemia

      Jeffrey R. Kaiser, MD, MA
      – Detection, treatment and long-term deficits associated with newborn hypoglycemia.
    • Session 2D: Pediatric
      The Gift of C. Difficile (C-Diff)

      Lauren Allison, BSN, RN
      Stephanie M. Reed, BSN, RN, CNML
      – The nurse’s role in the early identification and transmission of C. diff infection.
  • 12:30 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. | Session 3
    • Session 3A: Advanced Practice
      Pediatric Care Management: Key to Team-Based Care

      Aislynn Moyer, DNP, RN
      Gretchen K. D. McCullough, MSN, RN
      – Identify the progression of, and examine the difference between adult and pediatric care models and the available tools and modalities to maximize pediatric care management.
    • Session 3B: Leadership
      The Lion’s Pledge: A Collaborative Therapeutic Approach to Venipuncture

      Jennifer S. Lau, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN
      Melissa L. Coleman, MD
      Penelope Greider, BSN, RN
      – Describe an evidence-based, collaborative and stepwise standard of care to promote patient and family experience during venipuncture.
    • Session 3C: Neonatal
      An Update on Best Practices and Challenges in the Care of Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

      Tammy Corr, DO
      Christiana N. Oji-Mmuo, MD, FAAP
      – An overview of the current practice challenges and newer approaches to care in newborns with NAS.
    • Session 3D: Pediatric
      A Life Born and Raised at Penn State Children’s Hospital: A Parent Perspective

      Jessica Capitani
      – A family’s journey highlighting quality and safety in the health-care environment.
  • 2:45 p.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 3 p.m. | Closing Plenary
    Suspending Relaxation Techniques

    Marguerite Ferrara, NASM FNS, SFS

    • Chronic stress, the impact on the mind and body, relaxation techniques, and the creation of relaxing atmospheres.
  • 4:15 p.m. | Adjournment

Faculty

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

Lauren Allison, BSN, RN
Nurse Manager
Medical Intensive Care Unit

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

Robert E. Boesch, DNP(c), RN, CNML
Nurse Manager
Penn State Cancer Institute

Amy E. Bollinger, BSN, RN
Program Manager
Pediatric Trauma Program and Injury Prevention
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Joseph Brian Clark, MD
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Melissa L. Coleman, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Penn State College of Medicine

Tammy Corr, DO
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director of Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic
Attending Neonatologist
Penn State College of Medicine

Katherine M. Curci, PhD, CRNP, CNM
Director of Advanced Practice

Deana Deeter, CRNP, CHPPN, CPON, RN-BC
Hummingbird Program Manager
Penn State Children’s Hospital

T. Michelle Duncan, MPA, BS
Director, Human Resources Center for Learning and Leadership Development
Penn State College of Medicine

Penelope Greider, BSN, RN
Staff Nurse – Perianesthesia
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Nicole C. Hahnlen, RN, CHPPN
Hummingbird Program
Nurse Coordinator
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Jolene Hillwig-Garcia, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Jeffrey R. Kaiser, MD, MA
Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Penn State College of Medicine
Chief, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Mary Lou Kanaskie, PhD, RN-BC, AOCN
Research Nurse Scientist

Jennifer S. Lau, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN
Nurse Manager – Children’s Perianesthesia
Quality Nurse Leader
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Gretchen K.D. McCullough, MSN, RN
Senior Director
Ambulatory Practice Site Operations
Dermatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics

Aislynn Moyer, DNP, RN
Director of Ambulatory Nursing

Christiana N. Oji-Mmuo, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Penn State College of Medicine
Attending Neonatologist

Katherine M. Pennay, BSN, OCN, MABC
Staff Nurse and Support Group Coordinator
Penn State Cancer Institute

Stephanie M. Reed, BSN, RN, CNML
Nurse Manager
Pediatric Oncology Unit

Jenny L.N. Rex, MSN, RN
Clinical Nurse Educator
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Kaitlyn E. Sahd, BSN, RN, CPN
Adjunct Faculty
PA College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Staff Nurse
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Beverly Shirk, BSN, RN
Pediatric Trauma Coordinator
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Lynn G. Simmons, BSN, MS, CRNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Leslie Walker-Harding, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Penn State College of Medicine
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Guest Faculty

Jessica Capitani
Parent Perspective and Advocate
Caden’s Mother
Hershey, PA

Christine Carson Filipovich, MSN, RN
Nursing Services Consultant
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Bureau of Managed Care
Harrisburg, PA

Jody Dugai, MSN, LTC, AN
Army Nurse Corps Executive Officer
U.S. Army
Falls Church, VA

Marguerite Ferrara, NASM FNS, SFS
Assistant Director of Educational Services
Byrnes Health Education Center
York, PA

Patti Hart, DNP, RN, CPN, NE-BC
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Melissa J. Hoffman, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC COL, AN
Deputy Corps Chief
Army Nurse Corps
U.S. Army
Falls Church, VA

Penny Kehoe
Parent Perspective
Hailey’s Mother
Red Lion, PA

Heather Lesoine
Parent Perspective
Jack’s Mother
Columbia, PA

Lisa Ruth-Sahd, DEd, RN, CEN, CCRN
Professor of Nursing
Nursing Extern Faculty Coordinator
York College of Pennsylvania
Lancaster General Health Penn Medicine
York, PA, and Lancaster, PA

John O’Leary
President
Rising Above, LLC
St. Louis, MO

Planning Committee

Course Director and Committee Chair

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

Committee

Sharon Gambler, MSN, RN

Lori Harkaway, MSN, RN, CMSRN

Leah Holmberg, RN, BSN, CPN

Jen Lau, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN

Lauren Libhart BSN, RN

Marie Reed, MEd, BSN, RN

Debra Rovito, MSN, RN, CPN

Stacy Snyder, CME Conference Coordinator

Brooke Soulier, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CCRN

Rachel Thomas, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC

Fee

$320 for both days
$220 for one day

The fee includes instruction, listed meals and online handout materials.

Registrations received after June 27, 2018, will incur a $25 late fee.

Accomodations

Accommodations are the responsibility of the program participant.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hershey Lodge, 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033.

  • Reservation deadline has been extended.
  • Rate: $239 per night plus tax
  • Online reservations: Reserve here
  • Phone reservations: 717-533-3311 or 800-437-7439
  • Group: Penn State Children’s Hospital Nursing Conference

Rooms reserved after this date are at regular rates and will be based on availability.

We recommend that you make reservations as early as possible.

Join us in Hershey

Hershey is conveniently located in central Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes from Baltimore and Philadelphia, two hours from Washington, DC, and three hours from New York City.

Cancellation

Cancellations received later than June 20, 2018, will incur a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be given after June 24, 2018.

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.

Sponsor

This program is a continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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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