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Every child is a unique individual. This individuality is evident in children exposed to psychosocial trauma or adverse childhood experiences. There exists wide variation in the way children respond to toxic stressors in their lives. Some children appear to be relatively unaffected, while others develop a variety of psychological, behavioral, and physical consequences. What is the explanation for this phenomenon? Resiliency has been suggested to explain this variation in pathology expressions in trauma-exposed children. It is vital for pediatric nurse practitioners to understand the concept of resilience. This continuing education offering will define concepts of resilience and stress, explore the neurobiology of resilience, and examine interventions that promote resilience in children. J Pediatr Health Care. (2017) 31, 384-390.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
04/24/2017 to 06/30/2018 $0.00 $10.00
Challenging Cases in Pediatrics
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0 Pharmacology Hours The diagnosis and management of children with seemingly common and benign complaints may present a unique challenge to the advanced practice nurse (APN) due to the variability in their unique physiology and development. The challenge to the accurate diagnosis and management is in identifying and differentiating children whose illnesses or injuries are benign from those who have the potential for deterioration and adverse clinical outcomes. This presentation is designed to provide the APN with an overview of critical evidence-based information associated with common, yet high-risk, clinical conditions that may be encountered by an APN in any clinical pediatric setting.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
07/15/2016 to 07/31/2018 $10.00 $20.00
"A Shot in the Arm" for the PNP to Maximize HPV Education and Vaccination
1.0 Contact hour 1.0 Pharmacology hour Healthcare providers frequently address parental concerns about HPV vaccination. It is important to have strategies to use to increase HPV education and vaccination rates among adolescents. This online course will review current data related to human papillomavirus and vaccination.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
08/01/2017 to 08/01/2018 $0.00 $0.00
The Power of Language Nutrition for Children's Brain Development, Health, and Future Academic Achievement
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0 Pharmacology Hours Language Nutrition, a term created to describe language exposure that is rich in quality and quantity and delivered in the context of social interactions, is crucial for a child’s development and is strongly associated with his/her future literacy, academic achievement, and health. However, significant differences in children’s early language environments contribute to disparities in their educational and health trajectories. Interventions, including book distribution programs, coaching parents to enrich their child’s language environment, and public awareness campaigns, have all been shown to positively influence a child’s access to language-rich interactions.Incorporating Language Nutrition coaching and literacy promotion into pediatrics is a promising platform for building the capacity of parents to provide language exposure to their children. By teaching parents both how and why to treat their child as a conversational partner and by modeling such interactions, pediatric health care providers can help parents set their children on a pathway toward literacy, educational success, and health.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
06/29/2017 to 08/31/2018 $0.00 $10.00
Asthma - Its Not Just Meds Anymore
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0 Pharmacology Hours Asthma is more than taking medicine everyday. Studies have shown that there is more to asthma than just meds. The environment - home and school - plays a huge factor. Health care providers need to adjust their thoughts on how to care for asthma today.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
09/01/2016 to 09/30/2018 $10.00 $20.00
ICD Coding
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0 Pharmacology Hours The business of primary care practice is ever changing. Evolving evidence-based practice recommendations, quality assurance requirements and reimbursement changes require the healthcare provider to become more business savvy and demand current knowledge of International Classification of Diseases (ICD) changes for 2015. As of October 1, 2015 the new ICD-10 coding is required for all U.S. entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPPA). These changes are significant for all practitioners. Not only will coding for a specific illness or condition be more detailed, but there will be a need to give specific and expanded documentation of the illness in order to be reimbursed properly.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
09/01/2016 to 09/30/2018 $10.00 $20.00
Optimizing Pediatric Pre-Operative Care
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour , 0 Pharmacology Hours The pre-surgery preparation center is an innovative PNP led and driven model of pediatric pre-operative care, which provides children and their families with the opportunity to have all their pre-op workup and care coordination completed. In this session, we will discuss the overall concept, process design utilizing lean six sigma principles, culture change management and implementation challenges. Primary metrics, quality outcomes and advantages/disadvantages of the care model will also be discussed.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
09/01/2016 to 09/30/2018 $10.00 $20.00
Clinical Practice Guidelines
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0.75 Pharmacology Hours This course will offer a variety of clinical practice guideline updates that have most recently occurred. NPs must be sure to stay current on the latest clinical practice guidelines in order to provide the best care to our patients. Topics that may be included are community acquired pneumonia, croup, urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections, otitis media, strep pharyngitis and possibly others as time will allow. The focus will be a brief overview of what has changed, been added or updated as well as a summary of anything new that has come out recently.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
09/01/2016 to 09/30/2018 $10.00 $20.00
Dermatology for the general practitioners: Some common pediatric dermatological disorders
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0 Pharmacology Hours Many common pediatric dermatological disorders can be identified and treated by general advanced practitioners. The few common pediatric dermatological disorders that will be addressed (in detail) include atopic dermatitis or eczema, eczema herpaticum, molluscum contagiosum and cutaneous warts. This course will address pathophysiology, up-to-date and evidence-based treatments, patient/family education and when to refer the patients to a dermatologist.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
09/01/2016 to 09/30/2018 $10.00 $20.00
Pediatric Puzzler: Acute Abdominal Pain
1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour , 0.25 Pharmacology Hours This course is designed to familiarize the NP with anatomy and physiology of pediatric acute abdominal pain. The presentation will describe specific pediatric acute abdominal pain emergencies, the differential diagnosis, testing and treatments and management for specific cases of acute pediatric abdominal pain. The presentation includes interesting case studies to challenge the audience.
  • 1.25 Contact hours
09/01/2016 to 09/30/2018 $12.00 $25.00
Sleep in Children and Adolescents: Health Outcomes and Practice Implications
1 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0 Pharmacology Hours Chronic sleep loss and disruption of normal circadian rhythms is an increasing problem in the pediatric population that has a potentially profound impact on health and well-being both in the short and long-term. Disrupted and deficient sleep has been shown to be linked to such health threats as depression and suicidal ideation, obesity, type 2 diabetes, pedestrian accidents and drowsy driving crashes. As advocates for children’s health, it is critical that pediatric nurse practitioners be aware of these consequences and informed regarding potential solutions, such as healthy school start times for middle and high school students.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
09/22/2016 to 09/30/2018 $10.00 $20.00
Thyroid disease and surgical management in the pediatric patient
0.75 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0 Pharmacology Hours We will review common pediatric thyroid disorders, medical management and surgical indications for pediatric thyroid surgery. There will be a depth review of pediatric thyroid surgery and postoperative management of these patients.
  • 0.75 Contact hours
09/01/2016 to 09/30/2018 $5.00 $10.00
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: What Pediatric Providers Need to Know
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour. Prenatal alcohol exposure is the cause of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), the prevalence of which is similar to that of other developmental disabilities like Down syndrome and autism. Children, adolescents, and adults who live with the disabilities associated with prenatal alcohol exposure face extraordinary challenges throughout their lives. Pediatric providers need to be able to identify patients with FASD because early recognition and intervention is known to improve life outcomes for affected individuals. The purposes of this continuing education activity are to report what is known about the prevalence of FASDs; to detail the spectrum of problems experienced by affected individuals; and to suggest specific strategies for preventing, identifying, and managing FASDs in clinical practice. J Pediatr Health Care. (2017) 31, 594-606.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
09/01/2017 to 10/31/2018 $0.00 $10.00
Helping Teens Manage Stress
1 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0 Pharmacology Hours This course is intended to highlight stress as a public health challenge in adolescents and provide a road map for primary care providers who wish to do a better job evaluating and treating stress in their teen patients. Participants will review methods for evaluating stress in adolescents and build a toolkit for stress management for use in their office-based practice.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
10/21/2016 to 10/31/2018 $10.00 $20.00
Common presentations in primary care: Don't always look for the zebra
1 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0.25 Pharmacology Hours Acute illness management is one of the most common reasons why pediatric patients access primary care. Ear pain, red eye, cough and abdominal pain are some of the most common complaints that result in primary care patient visits. Because primary care providers (PCPs) see children with these complaints so frequently, they often have a set approach to managing these conditions that may or may not reflect current evidence and clinical practice guidelines. The purpose of this presentation is to provide the novice PCP with an interactive case-based approach to the management of these common complaints. Topics to be covered include: differential diagnoses, evidence-based management strategies that include discussion of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, and educational resources for caregivers and families. Clear guidelines for follow-up and referral will be included.
  • 1.00 Contact hours
10/24/2016 to 10/31/2018 $10.00 $20.00