This conference is co-sponsored by the University of Colorado College of Nursing Office of Lifelong Learning and Children's Hospital Colorado Advanced Practice Council, with support from the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
This 1.5 day conference provides clinical updates in evidence-based care on a variety of common pediatric diagnoses with a focus on integrating pharmacy content and speakers. Excellent reviews in 2011, 2012 & 2013!
Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Physicians, and other health care professionals who are seeking updated information for providers caring for pediatric and young adult populations in primary, ambulatory and urgent care settings.
Upon completion of all three courses, the participant will be able to:
- Examine provisions of the affordable care act that will impact health care providers in 2014.
- Explain medical/legal ramifications of marijuana use in Colorado and its impact on children.
- Differentiate “common mental illnesses” versus medication mimics in children and determine appropriate treatment modalities.
- Distinguish best practice in caring for children with stable solid organ transplants and assessments required to maintain good outcomes.
- Using normal growth and development parameters, question whether endocrine, orthopedic and urologic variations are outside the norm and the level of concern.
- Demonstrate anticipatory guidance for developmentally appropriate behaviors and develop processes to discuss “bad news” when the behaviors aren’t appropriate and a new diagnosis is given.
- Identify actions such as splinting or lab work that should be done prior to sending a child to the ED for further care.
- Employ guidelines for evaluation of children and adolescents with constipation and when to treat.
- Accurately interpret signs of sleep disordered breathing and know when / where to refer for intervention, and provide parents with accurate information.
- Define Antimicrobial Stewardship, demonstrate evidence-based guidelines for antimicrobial use and model best practice behaviors that support stewardship.
- Identify risk factors and consequences of major life events in the adolescent world. Describe and discuss opportunities as providers for improved outcomes for at-risk adolescents.
by March 2nd after March 2nd
Full Conference $ 230 $ 270
Monday Only $ 140 $ 160
Tuesday Only $ 100 $ 120
Students are welcome although we are unable to offer a student discount.
Continuing Education Credit:
Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses
Nursing (CNE Credit - standard plus pharmacology hours):
The University of Colorado College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Physician Assistants, Physicians and Advanced Practice Nurses
Medical (CME Credit):
Children's Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
NAPNAP Members Nursing Continuing Education Credit:
NAPNAP approved credit will be provided by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Inquire at the conference information desk to sign in specifically for this credit option. You must be a NAPNAP member to receive this credit. Go here for more information about becoming a NAPNAP member.
ONLY one (1) type of credit can be requested for this conference so please review choices with your accreditation board and/or review facility requirements before registering.
Any commercial support provided to the conference will be acknowledged verbally and in writing at the conference and will meet the standards of commercial support for ACCME, ANCC and ACPE.