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

Paper Presentation: Program Development — Building a Sustainable and Structured Continuing Education Program for Pediatric Oncology Nurses in Vietnam (228-3)

There is a lack of continuing education opportunities for oncology nurses at the 13 pediatric cancer treatment centers in Vietnam. This presentation will discuss how nurses from the United States, Singapore, and Vietnam collaborated to develop an in-country, web-based educational program utilizing a variety of virtual teaching strategies.

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

Paper Presentation: Program Development — When Two Become One: Joining Two Programs to Promote Family-Centered Care for Pediatric Patients Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplantation (228-2)

Transplants often require families to be away from family and support networks for long periods of time. Patients are often acutely ill and require specialized care. Because of the complexity of treatment and the potential for complications, transplant is stressful and challenging for patients and their caregivers. To cope with this stress, many families rely on supportive systems, including family and friends.

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

Paper Presentation: Program Development — Nursing Practice Advocate: An Innovative Role Created to Reduce Harm While Supporting and Engaging Bedside Nursing Staff (228-1)

In 2019, inpatient pediatric hematology/oncology (PHO) and stem cell transplant (SCT) units within a children’s hospital experienced an increase in central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and mucosal barrier injury laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infections (MBI-LCBIs).

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Do You Know Your Pronouns? Safe Zone Training and LGBTQ+ Inclusive Care (004)

Healthcare professionals are now interacting with more members of the LGBTQ+ community in their practices. How comfortable are you with engaging your patients and their families in conversations regarding sexuality and gender? Do you know and understand the current words and definitions used by the LGTBQ+ community?

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Speaker:
Teresa Conte, PhD CPNP
Fee
$110 for members
$140 for nonmembers
CNE Hours
3.25
8:00 – 9:00 am Friday, October 29

Local Chapter Strategies-Shared Experiences to Shared Success (LCM)

The Local Chapter Committee liaisons and chapter leaders will convene to discuss topics that affect the functioning of local chapters, such as education, recruitment and retention, fundraising, and community service. Topics will be discussed in a round table manner and then presented to the whole group.

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2:15 – 3:15 pm Saturday, October 30

Joint Topic: COVID/Team and Leadership Perspectives — A Spike in Teamwork: Building Team Cohesiveness During a Pandemic (232-1)

Under normal circumstances, pediatric hematology/oncology nursing is a stressful environment. As COVID forced us to rethink how to care for patients, nurses also had to consider how we care for each other during a crisis that did not have a discernible endpoint.

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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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5:00 – 6:00 pm Thursday, October 28

APHON Wants You: Become an Advocate in 2021! (209)

APHON’s mission is to support and advance nurses in the effort to optimize outcomes for children, adolescents, and young adults with blood disorders and cancer and their families. The APHON 2021–2024 Strategic Plan has identified advocacy for the expertise, research, and resources needed to advance the profession and provide care for our patients as one of four pillars vital to fulfilling this mission.

Nurses are incredibly effective advocates because they are trusted by patients and the public. As an APHON advocate, you will be part of a network of members who are knowledgeable, ready to communicate with policymakers, and equipped to cultivate relationships with legislative stakeholders, and who will help establish APHON as the leading voice for expertise in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing. APHON's Advocacy Committee works to ensure pediatric hematology/oncology nurses are kept apprised of relevant legislative and regulatory issues while providing strategies for APHON nurses to participate in advocacy opportunities. This session will engage members and give them the opportunity to learn from and interact with current APHON advocates and the Advocacy Committee. Attendees will be given the knowledge, insight, and inspiration to take the next step in leveraging their skills to bring about enduring changes that will improve outcomes for patients and their families. Read more...
5:00 – 6:00 pm Thursday, October 28

Joint Topic: Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Training Programs — Advanced Practice Provider Fellowships: The Path to Specialized Excellence (207-2)

The role of the advanced practice provider (APP) has been expanding for decades and is now essential in most healthcare organizations. The majority of APP programs are population-specific (e.g., pediatric, family, adult, geriatric), with very few programs that are specialized beyond primary versus acute care.

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