12:10 – 12:30 pm Friday, October 29

Paper Presentation: Supportive Care/Quality Improvement — Beyond Words: Expressing Hope Through Creative Art Among Adolescents Who Have Advanced Cancer (216-3)

Purpose/Objectives: This study aimed to (1) conceptualize the essence of hope among adolescents with advanced cancer based on their lived experiences and (2) illustrate how hope evolves through participants’ verbal and artistic depictions of their lived experiences with hope. Four of these drawings and verbatim descriptions are presented as a case series.

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2:15 – 3:15 pm Saturday, October 30

Treating Smarter, Not Harder: Abandoning Intensification and Replacing with Immunotherapy for Patients with Down Syndrome and B-ALL (C234)

coglogoChildren with Down syndrome (DS) have a striking predisposition for developing acute leukemia, with a 40-fold increased risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) compared to non-DS patients (Wadhwa et al, 2017). Approximately 3% of children with ALL have DS, and these children have inferior outcomes and higher rates of treatment-related mortality (TRM) and are at greater risk of relapse (Buitenkamp et al., 2014).

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3:30 – 4:30 pm Friday, October 29

Incorporating Children’s Oncology Group Health Links into Clinical Practice (C223)

coglogoThe care of children with cancer spans diagnosis and treatment, with the goal being survivorship. Approximately 80% of children diagnosed with cancer will survive, and many childhood cancer survivors may experience both physical and psychological late effects secondary to their cancer or its treatment.

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11:50 am – 12:10 pm Friday, October 29

Paper Presentation: Supportive Care/Quality Improvement — Findings from an International Delphi-Study to Develop a Preliminary Core Set of Nursing-Sensitive Quality Indicators for Pediatric Oncology (216-2)

Although nursing-sensitive indicators (NSIs) have been developed to measure factors influencing nursing care quality and patient outcomes in general and in select specialty areas, a core set of NSIs for international pediatric oncology nursing practice does not exist.

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11:30 am – 12:30 pm Friday, October 29

Paper Presentation: Supportive Care/Quality Improvement — Changes in CLABSI Rates Following Implementation of Antibacterial Prophylaxis for Children and Adolescents with High-Risk Hematologic Malignancies (216-1)

Children and adolescents with hematologic malignancies remain at heightened risk for central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), including CLABSIs involving organisms common to the lower gastrointestinal tract, which have been least responsive to interventions. This project evaluated changes in CLABSI rates following implementation of antibacterial prophylaxis for patients with high-risk hematologic malignancies. Read more...
Speaker:
Lauri A. Linder, PhD APRN CPON®
CNE Hours
1

Translating Evidence into Practice: A Workshop Providing Mentorship, Collaboration, and Support to Assist in Implementation of EBP/QI Projects (006)

Evidence-based practice (EBP), quality improvement (QI), and research are fundamental to the nursing profession’s ability to remain relevant and up-to-date in an ever-changing and complex healthcare environment. The American Nurses Association (ANA) considers scholarly inquiry one of the essential features in the “advancement of professional nursing practice”.

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Speaker:

Danielle Gunter, PhD RN CPN

Lisa Bashore, PhD CPNP-PC CPON®

 

Fee
$110 for members
$140 for nonmembers
CNE Hours
3.25

The Three C's Challenge — Crucial and Compassionate Conversations (005)

Communication is an integral part of all nursing interactions. It is the way we give and receive information to guide patient care and decision-making and respond to difficult situations. Challenging and crucial conversations often happen when the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions are strong. When this occurs, we have an opportunity to engage compassionately with our patients and each other.

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2:15 – 3:15 pm Saturday, October 30

Perspectives on supporting schooling for children with cancer: Findings from two PCORI Engagement Projects (230)

Education is an important social determinant of health, and treatment for childhood cancers can result in long-term neurocognitive effects (deficits in processing speed, working memory, executive function, and attention), which are associated with reduced educational attainment, employment, and ability to live independently.

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11:30 am – 12:30 pm Saturday, October 30

Navigating Ethics in Real World Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing Practice (224)

Ethical challenges are inherent in pediatric hematology/oncology. Nurses experience these challenging situations on a daily basis as they help patients and their families through life-changing situations. These situations often are more difficult to navigate than clinical care.

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