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Corporate Satellite Symposia

The corporate satellite symposia are held in conjunction with the 2017 NANN Annual Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. See the schedule below for the quality content that will be offered this year.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

6:15 am – 7:30 am

Breakfast Symposium: Using pH to Confirm NG/OG Gastric Placement in the NICU

Debra Brandon, PhD RN CNS FAAN
Sharon Irving, PhD CRNP FCCM FAAN

Approximately 25% of hospitalized children have an NG/OG tube. Of that number, 60% of the patients are in a NICU.  Studies show 21-56% of feeding tubes placed in pediatric and neonatal patients are not in the correct position. To date, there is no one standard bedside method to verify placement of an NG tube and many hospitals use non-evidence based methods. Please join clinical experts Debra Brandon PhD, Duke University and Sharon Irving, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania in a Point-Counter Point Debate on using pH to confirm NG/OG tube placement in the neonatal population.

Please RSVP by October 9 to Renae Moomjian

Presented by: RightBio Metrics

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Dinner Symposium: The Delicate Balance of Regulating Oxygen Support CE: 1.0

Amy Koehn, PhD NNP-BC

This program examines the physiological effects of hypoxia and hyperoxia and tissue injury. A summary of studies that have attempted to clarify a safe oxygen saturation range in newborns is presented. An overview of tissue oxygenation is also provided along with methods for improving tissue oxygenation without increasing oxygen exposure. Lastly, recent efforts to mechanize oxygen delivery are discussed.

RSVP for the symposium

Supported by: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals


Friday, October 13, 2017

6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Dinner Symposium: Neonatal Skin: How Science Improves Neonatal Skin Care in the NICU CE: 1.0

Marty O. Visscher, PhD CPI

Plan to attend the state of the science workshop on skin care in the NICU.  We will present a strategy to successfully address the multiple skin issues that challenge nurses in the routine care of premature and full term NICU patients.  The causes of skin compromise serve as the basis for evidence-based approach for facilitating skin development, preventing skin damage and restoring damage if it occurs.  Assessment methods and knowledge gaps will be presented.

First-come, first-serve basis. Limited seating is available.

Supported by: Pampers