Bigger is Not Always Better- Pediatric Obesity and its Implications for Critical Care
1.00 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is 10$ for NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is 20$. Pediatric obesity is a growing public epidemic that has significant implications in critical care medicine. Obesity-related comorbidities often complicate the safe care of the critically ill child and pose unique challenges for providers. The presenter will review strategies to best benefit the care of the obese child using relevant case studies with a concise review of the latest information on the care of the critically ill obese child.
This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.00 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0.00 is pharmacology.
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Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses
1. Discuss pharmacological challenges in caring for critically ill obese children.
2. Define ventilator strategies that can be utilized in critically ill obese children.
3. Discuss co-morbidities that can be encountered when caring for critically ill obese children and their impact on care.
Heather Herrera is a dually certified pediatric nurse practitioner working in a busy 24-bed PICU at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio as an assistant professor with Baylor College of Medicine. She also enjoys being a pediatric acute care updates committee member with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Jennifer Joiner is a dual certified pediatric nurse practitioner who serves as the inpatient nurse practitioner for The Children’s Heart Center at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio for Baylor College of Medicine. Jen has had the privilege of taking care of almost every population of patient in critical care and has been a preceptor and lead of several advanced practice groups. She served as an original test item writer for the PNCB's pilot exam in Acute Care in 2004 and assisted the PNCB by writing acute care pediatric updates for many years.
- 1.00 Contact hours