Hips, Bones, Tone & More: Promotion of Best Outcomes in Children with Cerebral Palsy
1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is 12.5$ for NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is 25$. At a time where clinicians need to reduce cost while improving outcomes, this presentation will review evidence-based care to promote best outcomes in patients with cerebral palsy. The presenter will discuss identification and management of conditions such as hip subluxation, osteoporosis and spasticity as part of an interdisciplinary team. Topics will include pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic intervention, imaging and assessment tools. The presentation will also examine use of telehealth to support family-centered care of these medically complex patients.
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 will be awarded 1.25 NAPNAP contact hour.
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Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses
• Describe the impact that conditions including sialorrhea, dystonia, hip subluxation and osteoporosis can have on the life of children with cerebral palsy.
• Identify the assessment process including recommended labs, imaging and assessment tools used in the diagnosis of common challenges in children with cerebral palsy.
• Discuss current treatment recommendations including pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions to address the selected diagnoses.
• Review the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to the care of children with cerebral palsy and the role of the advanced practice provider in facilitating best outcomes.
• Discuss the role of telehealth to support family-centered care of children with cerebral palsy.
Stephanie Hosley, DNP, APRN-CNP, CNE
Stephanie Hosley is an assistant professor of clinical practice in the pediatric nurse practitioner program at The Ohio State University. She has been a nurse practitioner in the Central Ohio area for over 20 years, currently practicing with the complex healthcare clinic and interdisciplinary cerebral palsy clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Additionally, Stephanie is the college of nursing faculty representative for the OSU Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities interdisciplinary training program. Stephanie serves on the editorial board for the Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. She is certified as both a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner and a certified nurse educator.
- 1.25 Contact hours