APHON is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education (CNE) with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is responsible for developing and evaluating individual educational activities in compliance with current ANCC Accreditation Program criteria. Current ANCC criteria are focused on outcome-based education
A “learning or professional practice gap” is the term used to describe a learner’s deficiencies and educational needs, which if eliminated results in improvements in knowledge, competence and/or performance that can potentially improve health outcomes. Gaps may be defined as the difference between “the way things are” (current state) and “the way they should be” (desired/achievable state).
This conference is designed to address the following identified learning gaps
The following topics are requested for submission to address learning gaps identified by previous conference attendees.
Red Cell Disorders (Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia) | Platelet disorders (ITP and Platelet Function Defects) | Bleeding Disorders (Hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease) | Thrombosis/Clotting | Vascular Malformations | Aplastic Anemia and Bone Marrow Failure
Solid non-CNS Tumors | Hematologic Malignancies (Leukemia and Lymphoma) | CNS Tumors | Oncologic Complications/Emergencies | Histiocytic Disorders (LCH and HLH) | End of Therapy/Completion of Treatment
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant | Post HSCT Complications and Management (GVHD, SOS, Graft Rejection) | Stem Cell Transplant for Nonmalignant Disorders | CAR-T | CRISPR
General Clinical Practice
Genetics (education/therapy/effect and treatment plans) | Disease-Related Biology | Complementary Therapies | Health Therapy Alternatives |Ethical Dilemmas | Radiology/Imaging
Pain Management | Integrative Medicine | Complementary and Alternative Therapies | Transfusion Therapy/Blood Utilization | Infection Control/Prophylaxis/CLABSI | Nutritional Support | Fertility Preservation | Transition to Adult Care | Survivorship/Late Effects | End of Life/Palliative Care
Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA)
Development Considerations | Incorporation of AYA in Pediatric Programs | Program Development | Transition to Adult Care
Clinical Pearls and Tips | Diagnostic Dilemmas | Procedure Training and Competency | Prescribing Practices | Professional Practice | Scope of Practice Boundaries | Pharmacology | Opioid Prescribing Challenges | Documentation of Outcomes | Critical Conversations
Emotional Intelligence | Evidence-Based Practice | Quality Improvement | Standards for Care | Self-Care/Resiliency | Professional Boundaries | Legislative Updates | Generational Differences in Nurses | Mentoring
Nurse Education and Professional Development
Adult Learning Principles | Orientation for RNs and APNs | NP Residency/Fellowship Programs | Leader at all Levels of Practice | Professional Writing (for grants, abstracts or journal/publications | Creating Professional Presentations
Distress Assessment/Management | Mental/Emotional Support | Ethical Considerations | Economic Challenges | Adherence | Cultural Implications
Description of current state:
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing is a continuously evolving field of practice, but many nurses report they are challenged to keep up with new and innovative therapies, current trends in hematology/oncology/cellular therapies and other aspects of care.
Description of desired/achievable state:
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology nurses need to have the knowledge, skills and the ability to apply new information learned as they care for their patients, families and themselves.
The learning outcomes for the 2020 Annual Conference are the following:
Learning Outcome 1:
The learner will be able to incorporate or identify strategies essential for managing the challenges facing pediatric hematology/oncology nurses and the patients we serve.
Learning Outcome 2:
The learner will demonstrate increased knowledge related to the care of children, adolescents and young adults with hematologic or oncologic disorders while implementing self-care strategies.
The measurement of these outcomes will be evidenced by pre and post-testing as well as the results of 30, 60 and 90-day surveys.