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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

Robert Ursprung, MD MMSc

Learning objectives:

  • Review controversial topics in Neonatology.
  • Review important papers from recent years.
  • Discuss how to assess your current practice and whether or not changes are needed.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

President's Reception