Acute Care PNP Special Interest Group (AC SIG)

NAPNAP Conference Intensive Workshop Opportunity

Posted over 1 year ago by Jay Hunter

Hello Acute Care SIG Members!

Jessica, Vanessa, and myself have decided that we would like to support Acute Care SIG representation at some of the many Intensive Workshops offered at the NAPNAP Conference in New Orleans!

If you would like to attend any of the workshops listed below, please contact us at or reply to this message directly.  Please indicate the workshop you would like to attend in your message.  As part of the AC SIG supporting your registration for a workshop, we ask that attendees commit to disseminating similar mini-session on what they learned and presenting how those of us who could not attend can apply the principles in acute care practice at one of our future continuing education and/or mentoring sessions.

We will support up to 5 workshop attendees.  Selection will be made at random if there are more than 5 interested members.  Please let us know by Friday, January 11, 2019.


Your Acute Care SIG Leadership

Wednesday, March 6

1–6:30 p.m. (5.0 contact hours)  

001: Pharmacology Update (Rx) - Teri Moser Woo, PhD, CPNP, CNL, FAANP
An inclusive update of current pediatric prescribing recommendations  ̶  a must for all prescribing NPs! Developmental pharmacology and evidence-based practice guidelines will guide this day of fast paced, practice-based pharmacology. We will do an extensive review and provide an improved understanding of therapeutic benefits and risks, including efficacy, safety and prescribing recommendations. Current FDA Alerts and issues that every pediatric health care provider needs to know will also be covered.
Session limited to 100 participants. Additional registration fee of $90 is required. Lunch not included.

1-4 p.m. (3.0 contact hours)

002: Breaking Bad News and Other Communication Dilemmas: A Simulation Workshop - Ann Marie Felauer, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC, Cathy Haut, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC & Lori Mooney, MS, CRNP-PMH, PMHNP-BC
Conversations as a provider can be difficult and despite training many NPs still feel ill-equipped to have conversations with patients and families, especially when the information is of a sensitive nature or bad news.  Simulation experts will review communication models and strategies, provide opportunities for practice through review of case scenarios and role play simulation in a safe, supportive environment, as well as debriefing and feedback in this interactive workshop.
Session limited to 24 participants. Additional registration fee of $50 is required.    

1-5 p.m. (4.0 contact hours)

003: Pediatric Orthopedics: Practical Knowledge and Application for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Raymond W. Kleposki, CPNP, Erica Zepeda, CPNP, Collen Story, NP & Carrie Chan, CPNP
This intensive workshop will provide an opportunity for subspecialty clinicians around the nation to provide education to primary care providers about pediatric orthopedic conditions including: fracture management, common pediatric hip disorders, scoliosis and pediatric spinal disorders, sports injuries focusing on common pediatric shoulder and knee conditions. This presentation aims to bridge the gap of knowledge and increase the comfort level of the primary care provider by offering hands on splinting, x-ray interpretation, case presentations and demonstration and explanation of common orthopedic conditions.
Session limited to 50 participants. Additional registration fee of $75 is required. 

Thursday, March 7

8–10 a.m. (2.0 contact hours) 

006: Telehealth 101 - Kelli Garber, MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC & Katherine Chike-Harris, DNP, APRN, CPNP, NE
This workshop will provide a comprehensive review of telehealth and its applications for pediatric practice.  It will highlight key professional practice issues pertaining to APRNs and telehealth including a review of current reimbursement and billing trends. A framework for developing a successful telehealth program will be provided along with demonstrations of a variety of telehealth technologies.
Session limited to 50 participants. Additional registration fee of $50 is required.         

Friday, March 8

7:30–9:30 a.m. (2.0 contact hours) 

007: Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) for Pediatric NPs - Anne Derouin, DNP, APRN, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, Tracy L. McPherson, PhD & Cyrille Adam, EdM
Adolescent mental health concerns and substance use (often used by teens as a self-management technique for depression and anxiety) has increased over the past decade.  Screening brief intervention and referral (SBIRT) techniques are invaluable communication techniques that enable pediatric healthcare providers to efficiently screen teens for substance use and intervene appropriately.  This motivational interviewing and SBIRT workshop will provide participants with knowledge and practice skills, through virtual simulation tools and role play, that can be readily transferred to clinical settings. Note: All participants are required to bring their own laptop or tablet in order to use the online training.
Session limited to 60 participants. Additional registration fee of $50 is required.

Saturday, March 9

7-10 a.m. (3.0 contact hours)  

008: The Art of Precepting: Practical Tips for a Successful Pediatric Precepting Experience - Cynthia Danford, PhD, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-PC, Beth Heuer, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, PMHS, Imelda Reyes, DNP, MPH, CPNP, FNP-BC, Jay Hunter, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN, CPEN, CN & Jessica Diver-Spruit, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC
This interactive workshop will dispel potential concerns and fears related to precepting, identify practical "nuts and bolts" tips for a successful precepting experience and provide an opportunity to network with other preceptors. New and experienced preceptors in acute, primary, and specialty pediatric NP settings will benefit from discussing case examples, sharing real life experiences, strategizing solutions to questions and concerns presented and participating in audience-based response to ease the precepting experience. The updated and downloadable Acute, Primary, and Specialty Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Preceptor Toolkit, revised based on participant data from NAPNAP 2018 will be presented.
Session limited to 75 participants. Additional registration fee of $45 is required.                    

7:30-10 a.m. (2.5 contact hours) 

009: Helping Breastfeeding Mothers Succeed: You CAN Make a Difference - Alison Scott, DNP, PNP-BC, IBCLC
This workshop will give APRNs the needed skills to assist the breastfeeding mother by applying evidence-based breastfeeding interventions.  Identification of common breastfeeding barriers and management of basic lactation principles will be covered, while allowing application through case-studies and scenarios.
Session limited to 60 participants. Additional registration fee of $45 is required.

7:30-10 a.m. (2.5 contact hours) 

010: Interpretation of Pediatric Chest and Abdominal X-Rays: The Basics (AC) - Maureen A. Madden MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN, FCCM
Radiographs play an integral role in diagnosis and management in the pediatric patient, in particular within the acute care setting. With training and practice, you will learn to recognize radiographic patterns and distinguish normal versus abnormal presentations. You will learn a systematic method to assess and interpret pediatric radiographs of the chest and abdomen.
Session limited to 100 participants. Additional registration fee of $50 is required.

4:15-6:45 p.m. (2.5 contact hours)

011: Stop Child Trafficking in Your Community: Become an ACT Advocate - Jessica Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP & Tresa E. Zielinski, DNP, RN, APN-NP, CPNP-PC
This life-saving, innovative workshop and leadership opportunity is specifically developed for pediatric-focused NPs to learn about child trafficking, methods of identification and referral and, most importantly, prevention. There are more people enslaved in labor and/or sex trafficking than at any point in history, meaning children of all socio-economic profiles are at risk with some populations more vulnerable than others. Alliance for Children in Trafficking (ACT) Advocates will receive a certificate of recognition as a trained expert who will then be able to deliver this unique content to healthcare professionals and lay people in your community. ACT is sponsored by NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth and NAPNAP. Registrants will be given free access to prerequisite online courses to complete in advance of the workshop. NAPNAP Chapters and SIGs are encouraged to sponsor an ACT Advocate to attend this workshop.
Session limited to 50 participants. Additional registration fee of $50 is required.

Sunday, March 10

1:30-5:30 p.m. (4.0 contact hours) 

012: Resiliency Skill-Building to Mitigate Impact of ACEs and Trauma - Marion Donohoe, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC & Allyson Matney Neal, DNP, APN, PMHNP-BC, CNS-BC, PMHS, CPNP-PC
Training provided by pediatric nurse practitioners who are Community Resiliency Model (CRM) trainers will prepare the participants with knowledge and skills needed to care for children and families affected by trauma, adversity and disasters. All participants will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on time, discuss self-regulation and debrief on the interactive simulation. These skills are transferable to a variety of environments and settings.
Session limited to 42 participants. Additional registration fee of $65 is required.