Fall Back on Your Pediatric APP Fundamentals

October 3, 2020

The goal of this presentation is to educate and review with pediatric nurse practitioners how to properly examine a newborn and identify normal and abnormal findings on the exam. The importance and accuracy of the newborn exam is important to confirm normality, look for signs of illness or birth defects, to exclude other medical concerns, and to identify any structural family issues that could affect the newborn. It also gives clinicians the ability to educate families of newborns on anticipatory guidance regarding changes that will quickly affect the newborn. The activity will increase comfort level in taking a comprehensive social history and empower providers to talk about sensitive topics with their patients. Participants will be able to understand the limits of confidentiality and what to do when certain “uncomfortable” situations arise. The activity will also focus on sexual health and the adolescent’s right to reproductive autonomy. Provide clarification on nomenclature and definitions of functional GI disorders

Target Audience

Nurses

Physician Assistants

Learning Objectives

 Following the presentation, the learner will be able to discuss the prevalence and impact of functional GI disorders on patients, families, and health care system

 Following the presentation, the learner will be able to understand ROME IV criteria for functional abdominal pain disorders and functional defecation disorders

 Following the presentation, the learner will be able to discuss pharmacologic treatments of functional abdominal pain disorders and functional defecation disorders

 Following the presentation, the learner will be able to discuss safe medication prescribing practices for functional abdominal pain disorders and functional defecation disorders 

 Following the presentation, the learner will be able to understand the diagnosis and evaluation of the pediatric patient for obesity 

 Following the presentation, the learner will be able to recognize risk factors and causes of obesity

 Following the presentation, the learner will be able to learn strategies for prevention and treatment including dietary changes and physical activity

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.00 Attendance
    • 1.00 Pharmacotherapeutic
Course opens: 
09/09/2020
Course expires: 
10/17/2020
Event starts: 
10/03/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
10/03/2020 - 4:00pm

Fall Back on Your Pediatric APP Fundamentals

October 3, 2020

Conference Agenda

8am-9am

Newborn Assessment

Brittany Kohl, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC

Objectives:

  • Perform a thorough newborn assessment from information obtained in the history and physical exam
  • Interpret common laboratory tests and screenings of the mother and infant for abnormalities
  • Understand newborn nutrition and weight trends
  • Understand the importance of good communication and providing counseling and support to the family

9am-10am

Functional GI Disorders

Sarah Whoric, PA-C

Objectives:

  • Understand prevalence and impact of functional GI disorders on patients, families, and health care system
  • Understand ROME IV criteria for functional abdominal pain disorders and functional defecation disorders
  • Discuss pharmacologic treatments of functional abdominal pain disorders and functional defecation disorders
  • Discuss safe medication prescribing practices for functional abdominal pain disorders and functional defecation disorders
 

10am-11am

Childhood Obesity

Nancy Guerra, CRNP & Cara Reifschneider, MS, RD, LDN

Objectives:

  • Understand the diagnosis and evaluation of the pediatric patient for obesity
  • Recognize risk factors and causes
  • Identify comorbidities and need for referral
  • Learn strategies for prevention and treatment including dietary changes and physical activity

 

11am-12noon

HEADSS Assessment

Laura Richardson, PA-C

Objectives:

  • Identify the components of a thorough social history and how to incorporate this into your patient visit
  • Learn how to use a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach when interviewing a patient
  • Develop a strategy to use when sensitive topics arise and increase confidence in navigating these topics
  • Define limits of confidentiality in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Understand reproductive autonomy and the adolescent’s right to making decisions about their own sexual/reproductive health

 

 

UPMC: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Brittany Kohl, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC

Sarah Whoric, PA-C

Nancy Guerra, CRNP & Cara Reifschneider, MS, RD, LDN

Laura Richardson, PA-C

ANCC

AAPA 

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.00 Attendance
    • 1.00 Pharmacotherapeutic
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