When the Cough Won’t Go Away A Step-by-Step Approach to Managing Chronic Cough
1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour, 0.5 Pharmacology 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$.
Cough, both acute and chronic, is one of the most common complaints in the primary and acute care settings. Cough can be stressful and instigate fear and sleepless nights for both children and parents. Early and accurate diagnosis, as well as appropriate therapeutic management, is imperative. This presentation will guide the pediatric focused provider in decision making when diagnosing chronic cough as well as provide a review of current diagnostic testing recommendations and pharmacological updates.
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Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses
- Recognize different etiologies of chronic cough.
- Identify current diagnostic approaches to chronic cough.
- Describe new and recommended pharmacological therapies available for chronic cough.
Traci Gonzales MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC and Tomika Harris DNP, RN, CPNP
Traci Gonzales is a PNP with 14 years of pediatric nursing experience. She received her BSN from McNeese State University and MSN from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She was previously part of pediatric pulmonary division at McGovern Medical School and served as director of the pediatric pulmonary lab. In 2019, she joined the complex care clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital, where she uses her pulmonary expertise and primary care training to provide care to children with complex medical needs.
Tomika Harris is a PNP with 24 years of pediatric nursing experience. She received her BSN and MSN from University of Rochester and DNP from University of South Florida. She practices at McGovern Medical School High Risk Children’s Clinic in Houston, Texas, where she provides primary care to children with complex medical conditions. Over the course of her career, Dr. Harris has held a variety of leadership positions in clinical, academic, professional and community organizations. Dr. Harris believes all children should have access to high-quality, comprehensive health care.
- 1.25 Contact hours