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Pathophysiology and Management of Mild to Moderate Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis Journal Supplement

1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour of which 0.5 contain pharmacology. This CE-certified journal supplement will address several important clinical practice gaps related to atopic dermatitis, including current knowledge of inflammatory pathways that contribute to disease pathogenesis, appropriate and effective use of currently available therapies, and patient/caregiver education strategies for the management of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis.

  • 1.00 Contact hours
02/26/2018 to 04/30/2019 $0.00 $0.00
Let It Flow! Voiding Dysfunction and UTIs
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0 Pharmacology Hours Data suggests there is a high correlation between urinary tract infections (UTIs) and voiding dysfunction in toilet trained children. Understanding the underlying condition(s) is essential to treating the whole child. This presentation will outline contributing factors to voiding dysfunction including: urinary incontinence, urinary urgency, urinary frequency, UTIs and constipation. The practitioner will also learn management strategies of this condition and when a referral to a pediatric urology group is warranted.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
04/17/2017 to 04/30/2019 $10.00 $20.00
Evidence-Based Screening, Assessment for Common Mental Health Disorders
1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0.25 Pharmacology Hours 0.25 Psychopharmacology Hours Recognizing the advantages of integrating mental health care into primary care, many accrediting and grant awarding bodies are encouraging screening, assessment and brief interventions (SBIRT) for common pediatric mental health problems in the treatment setting preferred by families – their pediatric primary care office. Age appropriate screening instruments will be demonstrated and experience in using the tools in primary care will be shared. What will set this session apart will be the presentation of early mental health interventions that are evidence-based and easily incorporated into the primary care brief office visit. There will also be a discussion of when referral to specialty psychiatric care is indicated and recommended. Resources for families will be shared and the presenters will share what works well in the busy pediatric office including the nuts and bolts of scheduling the interventions into an already busy practice day (in 20 – 30 minute visits), coding, billing, reimbursement and approaching practice management.
  • 1.25 Contact hours
04/13/2017 to 04/30/2019 $12.00 $25.00
Talking About Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0 Pharmacology Hours Adolescence is a time of change, both physically and psychologically, characterized by the child’s struggle to find an identity separate from the family. The largest contributing factors to mortality and morbidity in adolescence are preventable, high-risk behaviors. Despite the development of national preventative guidelines on the care of adolescents, health care providers are not consistently addressing high-risk behaviors during annual health visits. Communication and confidentiality are key in addressing these sensitive topics with adolescents. Practitioners will leave this presentation equipped with practical tips on how to tackle the taboo topics and issues adolescents face.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
04/12/2017 to 04/30/2019 $10.00 $20.00
Pediatric Chronic Pain
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0.25 Pharmacology Hours 0.25 Psychopharmacology 0.25 Controlled substance This course will focus on pharmacological-, psychological- and multidisciplinary-based treatments to get children and adolescents who experience chronic pain back to normal, age-appropriate functioning.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
04/18/2017 to 04/30/2019 $10.00 $20.00
Pediatric-focused APRN Liability on the Increase : How to Decrease Risk
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0.0 Pharmacology Hours Nurse practitioners are increasingly being brought into malpractice suits and National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) analysis shows an upward trend in malpractice records and increasing rate of adverse actions over the last ten years. PNPs and their fellow pediatric-focused APRNs would benefit from understanding what constitutes negligent practice and grounds for malpractice and how to put safeguards in place to decrease the risk of having to confront the legal system.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
04/24/2017 to 04/30/2019 $10.00 $20.00
What to do with the dizzy or fainting child
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0.0 Pharmacology Hours This course will look at defining syncope, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and their causes along with treatment options. Discussion of what can be done in primary care to evaluate, diagnose, treat and refer these patients to specialists when needed is the goal of the course.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
04/26/2017 to 04/30/2019 $10.00 $20.00
Sensational pediatric care: Helping the child with sensory processing difficulty
1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0 Pharmacology Hours This course will define sensory processing difficulty and explore components of sensory challenges in infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children. Speaker will also discuss sensory processing difficulty as it relates to other disorders such as autism, ADHD, behavioral and mental health disorders, and learning disabilities. Behavioral sequelae related to sensory over activity and underactivity will be explored.
  • 1.25 Contact hours
04/17/2017 to 04/30/2019 $12.00 $25.00
Sexually Transmitted Infections
1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0.5 Pharmacology Hours Evidence-based screening guidelines for sexually transmitted Infections (STI) can be easily implemented in primary care settings using mobile application software and reliable office-based, non-invasive testing methods. This course will cover current screening recommendations and areas of primary and secondary clinical prevention. Resources for behavioral counseling and risk reduction strategies will be reviewed as well as diagnostic methods, pharmacologic treatment, follow-up and reporting of common STI’s and vaginitis infections. A case study format will be used and innovative evidence-based mobile apps that can be easily accessed in the clinical setting will be demonstrated as an effective resource to follow updated screening, diagnosis and treatment guidelines.
  • 1.25 Contact hours
04/12/2017 to 04/30/2019 $12.00 $25.00
Medication Transition for Transgender Youth
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour 1.0 Pharmacology Hours Transgender patients are becoming more common in the primary care setting. With the increased number of youth seeking treatment for gender identity issues, PNPs and their fellow pediatric-focused APRNs must understand which patients qualify for medication transition, which medications are used and the potential side effects and the correct dosage and follow-up required.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
04/05/2017 to 04/30/2019 $10.00 $20.00
Should You be Doing ECGs with Your Sports Physicals?
1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0 Pharmacology Hours The U.S. National Registry of Sudden Death in Athletes has identified more than 100 cases of sudden cardiac death per year in young competitive athletes participating in organized sports at the middle school, high school, college and professional levels. Seventy-five percent of all fatalities that occur during sports in the U.S. are cardiovascular related; however, most athletes are asymptomatic with sudden death as the sentinel event. This presentation will discuss the etiology of sudden cardiac death among athletes, the current standard for pre-participation physical evaluation, red flags that warrant further cardiac work-up and the debate over adding ECGs as a routine part of cardiac screening.
  • 1.25 Contact hours
04/13/2017 to 04/30/2019 $12.00 $25.00
Immunizations 2018
Immunization recommendations are updated annually by the CDC. This course will advise NPs about the most current information in pediatric and adolescent immunizations using case studies. The recommended schedule, clarification of the guidelines, newly licensed vaccines and current controversies will be emphasized. 1 NAPNAP Contact Hour, 1 Pharmacology Hour
  • 1.00 Contact hours
05/18/2018 to 05/31/2019 $0.00 $10.00
Pharmacologic Approach to Cases in Acute Care
1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour 1.25 Pharmacology Hours In fast-paced acute care settings, selection of appropriate pharmacologic agents must be performed swiftly in order to facilitate optimal patient outcomes. This course will present four cases in pediatric acute/critical care including traumatic brain injury, status epilepticus and septic shock. Participants will be encouraged to select management strategies for case progression using the audience-based response system. Evidence-based pharmacologic and clinical management strategies will be discussed.
  • 1.25 Contact hours
05/18/2017 to 05/31/2019 $12.00 $25.00
Is This Cancer? When to Refer to a Pediatric Oncology Provider
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0.0 Pharmacology Hours Although childhood cancer is rare, most of these patients will initially present to a primary care provider for evaluation and symptom management. Presenting symptoms are often vague and similar to common childhood illnesses, thus lowering the index of suspicion for cancer. A delay in diagnosis may result in poorer patient outcomes, potential for tumor progression with or without metastases and poorer prognosis. This course will provide information for the primary care provider regarding early cancer recognition and referral to avoid poorer patient outcomes and will discuss the epidemiology of childhood cancer, risk factors and principles of diagnosis including when to worry and how to proceed with work up, which involves awareness of appropriate imaging and referral pattern.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
04/27/2017 to 05/31/2019 $10.00 $20.00
Asthma Essentials
This course will describe ways nurse practitioners can incorporate EPR-3 clinical guidelines for asthma, using EPR-3 tables to guide care decisions in asthma management. Participants will receive information on essential asthma tools to improve asthma care (digital flow meters to measure lung function and the In-Check Dial to assess/coach inhaler technique); age appropriate techniques to improve inhalation and delivery of inhaled medicines; key asthma messages to deliver to patients/families; and guidelines for reimbursement in asthma care. Participants will identify key action steps for improving asthma care and gain confidence to identify, assess and monitor their patients with asthma.1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour, 0.25 Pharmacology Hour
  • 1.25 Contact hours
05/09/2018 to 05/31/2019 $0.00 $0.00