2:30 – 2:50 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presenation: Global Health—POINTE: A Novel Way of Spreading Global Pediatric Oncology Nursing Knowledge (220-1)

Well-trained nurses are vital for optimal outcomes in pediatric oncology. One of the most significant barriers to adequately treating children with cancer in resource-constrained settings is a lack of healthcare workers in general and even fewer with specialty training in pediatric oncology.

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Speaker:
Rachael Kunkel, BSN RN CPN CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.33
2:30 – 3:30 pm Thursday, September 3

Communication Pearls for Navigating Difficult Conversations (219)

Communication is the root of many conflicts in health care and the cause of up to 60% of all hospital adverse events according to the Joint Commission (Mueller et al, 2018). The nurse’s role is inherently different from the physician’s role in regard to delivering difficult news, but the nurse is often left to answer the questions that arise from these conversations.

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Speaker:
Joy Hesselgrave, MSN RN CHPPN CPON®
Gina Santucci, FNP APRN-BC
CNE Hours
1
2:30 – 3:30 pm Thursday, September 3

Neurofibromatosis type 1 Diagnostic Updates and Plexiform Neurofibroma Treatment Options (218)

Neurofibromatosis (NF) 1 is a progressive autosomal dominant disorder that results from a germline mutation of a protein called neurofibromin that occurs in one out of every 3500 births (AANS, 2019). The clinical diagnosis of NF1 is based on the presence of two or more cardinal symptoms identified in the 1988 National Institute of Health (NIH) Diagnostic Criteria.

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Speaker:
Racheal Bingham, MSN CPNP CPON®
CNE Hours
1
2:30 – 3:30 pm Thursday, September 3

Marijuana, Hemp, and the Child with Cancer (217)

Many pediatric oncology patients report medical marijuana (MMJ) and hemp-based CBD use. Over 4,000 children are registered users of marijuana in Colorado, the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. Eleven states and Washington, DC have legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults older than 21.

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Speaker:
Molly Hemenway, DNP MS AC/PC-CPNP
CNE Hours
1
12:55 – 1:15 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presentation: Supporting Patient Well-Being and Quality of Life—Psychosocial interventions to improve social health of adolescents and young adults with cancer: A review (214-3)

The incidence of cancer diagnosis in the adolescent and young adult (AYA) population has been increasing, and more frequently these patients are being cared for at pediatric institutions. The AYA population has a set of psychosocial needs that differ from other age groups. Failure to tend to these needs leads to a host of negative health outcomes from cancer and therapy and negatively impacts the quality of life.

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Speaker:
Clifton Thornton, MSN RN CNMT CPNP
CNE Hours
0.34
12:35 – 12:55 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presentation: Supporting Patient Well-Being and Quality of Life—The Influence of Health Seeking Behavior on the Health Literacy of Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease (214-2)

Between 94% and 98% of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) are living to age 18 years and beyond. However, patients with SCD experience significant morbidity and mortality after they transfer from pediatric care to adult care. One hypothesis is that health literacy plays a role in the transition of children with SCD from pediatric care to adult care.

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Speaker:
Elizabeth Perry Caldwell, PhD RN
Libby Rosonet, MSN RN CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.33
12:15 – 12:35 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presentation: Supporting Patient Well-Being and Quality of Life—The Effect of Integrative Therapies on Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients (214-1)

This session will discuss the significance of providing nonpharmacological interventions to patients using integrative therapies. The literature indicates integrative therapies are gaining popularity in hospital settings and have positive effects on patients. Understanding the impact of integrative therapies will inspire nurses to incorporate integrative principles into their own nursing practices.

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Speaker:
Margaret Brill Conway, RN BSN RYT-500 CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.33
12:15 – 1:15 pm Thursday, September 3

Caring for Pediatric Patients with Malignant Bone Tumors: The Advanced Practice Nurse’s Perspective (213)

Children, adolescents, and young adults with malignant bone tumors require expert and specialized care beginning at diagnosis and continuing throughout therapy and beyond. Each patient’s treatment plan is likely to include systemic chemotherapy plus radiation and/or surgery to achieve local tumor control.

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Speaker:
Kristen Dalton, MSN RN CPNP-AC CPHON®
Elizabeth Cummings, MSN RN CPNP-AC CPHON®
Amy Rapino, MSN CRNP
CNE Hours
1
12:15 – 1:15 pm Thursday, September 3

Endocrinopathies Related to Cancer Therapy (211)

Due to the remarkable improvements in the care of childhood cancer patients, the 5-year survival rate now exceeds 80%. Long-term survivors of childhood and adolescent cancers may experience a range of adverse outcomes that occur due to treatment-specific factors including chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

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Speaker:
Angela Yarbrough, DNP APRN FNP-BC CPHON®
Carlee Leopard, MSN CPNP-PC
CNE Hours
1
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