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

Stopping the Flow: Management of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Menstrual Concerns in Adolescent Females with Bleeding and Clotting Disorders (226)

Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) and dysmenorrhea are common complaints among adolescent females (O’Brien, 2018). For females with underlying bleeding and clotting disorders, managing their menstrual bleeding can provide challenges unique to their stages of life.

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Speaker:
Elizabeth Vessey, NP
CNE Hours
1
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Friday, October 29

Joint Topic: Anticoagulation Therapy Anticoagulation Alphabet Soup: VKAs, LMWHs, and DOACs (214-1)

Treatment of thrombosis in pediatric patients presents many challenges. Thrombosis in pediatric patients has a wide range of etiologies, and researchers lack consensus about duration of therapy based on the thrombosis location and the presence of risk factors. Most patients under 18 years of age are treated with either parenteral low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWH) or vitamin K antagonists (VKAs).

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Speaker:
Ashleigh Brown, BSN RN CPN CPHON®
CNE Hours
1
RX Hours
0.25
3:30 – 4:30 pm Friday, October 29

Paper Presentation: Long Term (or Chronic) Supportive Care — Long-term Anticoagulation in Children Utilizing Fondaparinux-A Single Pediatric Center Experience (222-3)

Fondaparinux is a synthetic, subcutaneously administered heparinoid that selectively inhibits activated factor X. Pediatric studies of fondaparinux have shown safety and efficacy profiles for the treatment of venous thromboembolism that was similar to standard pediatric anticoagulants.

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3:30 – 4:30 pm Friday, October 29

Paper Presentation: Long Term (or Chronic) Supportive Care — Individualized Pain Plans in Managing Pain in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease (222-2)

Vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) is the leading cause of hospital admissions in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Achieving the maximum opioid dose earlier in the admission is associated with shorter lengths of stays, allowing children suffering from SCD to spend less time in the hospital and decreasing their risk for depression and other long-term hospital-associated complications.

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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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Practical Workings of a Pediatric and Adolescent Fertility Preservation Program, from Consults to Care Models (003)

In recent years, there has been increased emphasis on fertility preservation (FP) in pediatric hematology/oncology centers. The growing population of cancer patients and patients receiving hematopoietic cell transplants (HCTs) for nonmalignant diseases (e.g., sickle cell disease) has resulted in more patients expressing interest in FP information and interventions at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).

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Speaker:
James Ludemann, BSN RN OCN CPHON®

Megan Pruett, MSN CPNP

Fee
$110 for members
$140 for non-members
CNE Hours
3.25
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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3:30 – 4:30 pm Friday, October 29

Infusing Innovation into Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology Nursing Practice and Research (221)

Innovation is “a continuous state of reimagining what is possible.” Innovation can conceptually also be referred to as “novelty, creativity, and change,” and can be used by nurses to improve practice environments, patient care, education, and research.

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