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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3:30 – 4:30 pm Friday, October 29

Hot Topics in Pediatric Oncology: Updates from the Children’s Oncology Group (C217)

coglogoImprovements in patient care occur when new research findings are moved into practice. The average length of time for this translation, however, is 17 years. Within the past 3 years, the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) has produced 248 publications (about 83 per year).

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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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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
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