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Conference Schedule: Wednesday, October 17

NANN Cardiac Preconference

7:30 am - 11:30 am

Preconference: Welcome to the World of Cardiac Acronyms! TOF, TAPVR, TGA, PDA, CHF, PPHN (and the list goes on) – Making sense of the physical exam clues and where all that rearranged plumbing goes!

(PRCN) CE: 4

Kristine A. Karlsen, PhD APRN NNP-BC

Each year in the US, 10,000 newborns will have the most severe forms of congenital heart disease. As nurses and practitioners, we must be on our best game to not only detect the subtle clues revealed by the infant, but to also know what to do to provide the optimal initial stabilization care. In this session, we’ll review some of the most severe forms of CHD: Tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary atresia, transposition of the great arteries, total anomalous pulmonary venous return, Ebstein’s anomaly, critical coarctation, interrupted aortic arch, and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. This information will be presented using a highly visual, animated PowerPoint presentation and videos to help bring this complex material to life!


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

NANNP Luncheon and Business Meeting (NANNP Members Only) (NANNP)

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

APRN Summit (APRN) CE: 4

The APRN Summit offers advanced neonatal content tailored specifically to neonatal nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists. Learn about education through simulation, its application in the neonatal healthcare setting, and how simulation labs foster skill development and competency. In addition, the latest on advanced neonatal hot topics and controversies will be discussed.


Changing the Way We Educate: Workforce Expectations and Evolving Healthcare Systems

Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD RN FAAN ANEF

This session will focus on different teaching modalities which have altered the way we educate new graduates using experiential learning and immersion in clinical simulations. Evidence will be provided on best practices in clinical simulations with implications being discussed for meeting the needs of a dynamic healthcare landscape and workforce. Changes in clinical education will be presented along with implications for policy guidelines.

Breakout Session: Clinical Track

Hot Topics in Neonatology: Does my Practice Need to Change?

Robert Ursprung, MD MMSc

This session will discuss a variety of important and controversial topics in Neonatology and provide a framework for clinical practice when the literature is not definitive.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify management strategies for complex hyperbilirubinemia issues such as isoimmunization and when to use IVIG.
  2. Illustrate reflux and GERD management.
  3. Compare and contrast high flow NC versus CPAP and bubble CPAP versus conventional.

Breakout Session: Faculty Track

Designing a Simulation-based Curriculum: The Essentials Including Debriefing and Evaluation Approaches

Pamela R. Jefferies, PhD RN FAAN ANEF
Professor and Dean of George Washington University School of Nursing

This session will review the basic elements necessary for creating a simulation-based curriculum. Key essentials will be provided in addition to reviewing different debriefing approaches; both important in connecting theory to practice for the learner or new graduate. To obtain evidence and outcomes data, evaluation strategies will be discussed and will provide a framework for how to measure the success of simulation outcomes, the process of implementing a simulation, as well as student learning outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the current literature and evidence supporting the value and role of clinical simulations.
  2. Outline important elements for consideration when utilizing a simulation based curriculum.
  3. Discuss educational strategies critical to implementing simulation into a nursing curriculum.
  4. Review debriefing techniques and strategies.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

President's Reception