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Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

  1. 1. register by september 16 and save up to $80 earn up to 22.75 CE hours page 2 page 10 insert – A register online at or by calling 800-377-7707 Preconferences advanced pediatric pathophysiology pediatric critical care pharmacology page 4 PediatricCritical Care Nursing las vegas, NV October 27-30, 2013 las vegas, NV October 27-30, 2013
  2. 2. 2 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COMpediatriccriticalcarenursing|october27-30,2013|#PCCN13 Healthcare in general and pediatric critical care in particular are rapidly evolving, requiring us to re-examine the care we provide, how we provide it and the environment in which our patients receive it. Changes can be difficult to deal with, and we’re here to help you! Join us at the 29th Annual Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Conference, where clinical experts will provide insight and the perspective of their years of experience to help you navigate challenges you’re facing now and anticipating in the near future. What are some new technologies being used to better assess, monitor and treat pediatric patients? Is research on sepsis providing information to improve outcomes? Have the benefits and risks of therapeutic hypothermia been more clearly defined? We hope your participation in this conference will help you answer these and many other questions, and positively impact the care you provide to the critically ill children for whom you care. Mark your calendar, invite a colleague to join you, and plan on a unique learning experience. See you there! CONTENTS Accreditation.........................2 Conference Schedules...... 4 Conference Faculty.............8 Online CE Library.................9 Host City Information.......10 pull-out insert Conference Information....A Hotel Accommodations.... B Registration Information..C Registration Form...............D You’re Invited! Conference Chair Mary F. Hazinski, MSN, RN, FAAN, FAHA Conference Planning Committee Jennifer Cohen, DNP, RN, PCNS-BC, CNRN, CCRN Dan Jacobson, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC Marisa Mize, DNP, CCRN, CPNP, PC, AC Contemporary Forums Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN Senior Program Manager Accreditation A Certificate of Attendance will be available online after you complete the course requirements, enabling you to register your credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. To apply for credit not listed below, use the procedure established by the specific organization. Preconference A Preconference B Main Conference Nurses and Nurse Practitioners1 6.75 ANCC/ 8.1 CA BRN contact hours 6.5 ANCC/ 7.8 CA BRN contact hours 16 ANCC/ 19.2 CA BRN contact hours Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority2 1.5 hours 6.5 hours 4.25 hours available 1 Contemporary Forums is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516. (CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes) This program is approved for a maximum of 22.75 NAPNAP contact hours (6.75 contact hours - Preconference A, 6.5 contact hours - Preconference B, 16 contact hours - Main Conference) of which a maximum of 10.75 contain pharmacology (Rx) content per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines. Contemporary Forums, NAPNAP Approved Provider, Agency #12. 2 Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states’ requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information. Case Managers : Application has been made for continuing education credit from the Commission for Case Manager Certification.
  3. 3. “Excellent topics and discussions relevant to the care of pediatric patients in the critical care setting.” Samantha Newsom RN, BSN, CPN | Monroe, GA Highlights of the 2013 conference include: uu Two new Preconferences! Advanced Pediatric Pathophysiology taking an in-depth look at a variety of disease processes including pulmonary vascular disease and traumatic brain injury, as well as new lab values and biomarkers. Pediatric Critical Care Pharmacology focusing on medication challenges such as sedation withdrawal and anticoagulation. uu A number of “hot topics,” issues you frequently deal with in your clinical setting, addressed in a variety of teaching styles including didactic sessions, faculty panels, concurrent sessions and interactive case study discussions. uu Leaders in the field of pediatric critical care who will enthusiastically share their knowledge and provide guidance to work through challenging clinical dilemmas. uu Access to the recorded presentations after the conference at, allowing you to listen to sessions you weren’t able to attend and reference important details. uu Dazzling Las Vegas to explore and enjoy at the end of the conference day! 3 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COMConference Objectives This conference will enable the experienced pediatric nurse to: uu Accurately assess the critically ill and injured pediatric patient, effectively communicate with the team, and appropriately intervene to optimize outcomes. uu Discuss and raise awareness of current research studies in the pediatric population, including the potential impact of research findings on bedside care. uu Describe advances in resuscitation, therapeutic hypothermia, monitoring techniques, and sedation and pain management. uu Identify etiology, prevention strategies and treatment options for potential short-term and long-term complications of critical illnesses in children. Who Should Attend? Anyone involved in the care of critically ill or injured children. if you are a: Staff Nurse Nurse Practitioner Clinical Nurse Specialist Nurse Manager Educator or Instructor Transport Nurse Trauma Nurse Case Manager if you work in a: Pediatric ICU General Pediatric Unit Adult/Mixed ICU Emergency/Trauma Unit Surgery/Surgical Unit Neonatal ICU Cardiovascular/Cardiology Unit …this conference is for you! easy ways to REGISTER Online (Credit Card only) Phone (Credit Card only) (800) 377-7707 Monday – Friday 8am - 5pm (Pacific Time) Fax (Credit Card or Purchase Order) (800) 329-9923 Mail Attn: Registrar 6377 Clark Ave., Suite 200 Dublin, CA 94568
  4. 4. 4 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COMpediatriccriticalcarenursing|october27-30,2013|#PCCN13 PRECONFERENCES Sunday, October 27 Preconference A: Advanced Pediatric Pathophysiology 7:00 a.m. Preconference A Registration Continental Breakfast Exhibits 8:00 Pathophysiology, Clinical Presentation and Initial Management of Septic Shock  M.F. Hazinski (Rx = .25 hr.) 9:00 Respiratory Emergencies and Infections M. Mize (Rx = .25 hr.) 9:45 Refreshment Break, Exhibits 10:15 Pediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease E. Olson 11:00 New Lab Values and Biomarkers M. Mize 11:45 Questions and Discussion Faculty Panel 12:15 p.m. Lunch on Your Own 1:45 Pediatric Stroke: More Common Than You Think J. Cohen (Rx = .25 hr.) 2:30 Traumatic Brain Injury: Cellular Pathology to Clinical Guidelines D. Shellington (Rx = .25 hr.) 3:15 Refreshment Break, Exhibits 3:45 Case Studies in Obstructive Shock: Pulmonary Embolus, Cardiac Tamponade, Tension Pneumothorax M.F. Hazinski M. Mize (Rx = .25 hr.) 4:45 Questions and Discussion Faculty Panel (Rx = .25 hr.) 5:15 Adjourn This Preconference will enable you to: • Utilize current evidence based care and guidelines in caring for critically ill and injured children. • Accurately assess patients who present with alterations in cardiac, pulmonary and neurologic status. • Recognize early indications of children at risk for complications. Caring for a critically ill child whose clinical status may rapidly change requires careful observation and timely, appropriate intervention. This Preconference will provide information on the pathophysiology, assessment and management of common illnesses and complications encountered in pediatric critical care. Utilize this advanced knowledge to better evaluate the children in your care from admission to discharge.
  5. 5. pediatriccriticalcarenursing|october27-30,2013|#PCCN13 5 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM PRECONFERENCE B: Pediatric Critical Care Pharmacology This Preconference will enable you to: • Identify unique aspects of drug absorption and distribution to be aware of when medicating children. • Examine the latest approaches to sedation and anticoagulation management. • Discuss the current recommendations for antimicrobial use in the PICU. Pharmacotherapy is an essential element of the overall treatment strategy for the critically ill child, requiring frequent evaluation, diligent follow-up and an eye on the clinical “big picture”. New medications, guidelines and evidence evolve that impact or change our medication options. This Preconference will provide the latest on pediatric pharmacology hot topics and common challenges. PRECONFERENCES Sunday, October 27 (continued) 7:00 a.m. Preconference B Registration Continental Breakfast Exhibits 8:00 Making Dollars and Cents Out of Pharmacokinetics W. Banner (Rx = .75 hr.) 8:45 Sedation in the ICU: All Drugs Are Not Created Equal D. Jacobson (Rx = 1 hr.) 9:45 Refreshment Break, Exhibits 10:15 Anti-Epileptic Management in the PICU M. Grimason (Rx = .75 hr.) 11:00 Vasopressors: Old Friends, New Acquaintances W. Banner (Rx = .75 hr.) 11:45 Questions and Discussion Faculty Panel (Rx = .5 hr.) 12:15 p.m. Lunch on Your Own 1:45 Anticoagulation: Update on Medication Management T. Tesoro (Rx = .75 hr.) 2:30 Bugs and Drugs in the ICU J. Singh (Rx = .75 hr.) 3:15 Refreshment Break, Exhibits 3:45 Special Situations Affecting Medication Dosing and Pharmacokinetics: CRRT, Dialysis and ECMO T. Tesoro (Rx = .75 hr.) 4:30 Questions and Discussion Faculty Panel (Rx = .5 hr.) 5:00 Adjourn
  6. 6. 6 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COMpediatriccriticalcarenursing|october27-30,2013|#PCCN13 Monday, October 28 7:00 a.m. Main Conference Registration Continental Breakfast Exhibits 8:00 New Developments and Persistent Controversies in Pediatric Resuscitation M.F. Hazinski (Rx = .25 hr.)  8:50 Infection Prevention in the PICU J. Singh 9:30 Refreshment Break, Exhibits 10:00 Therapeutic Hypothermia: Is It Still Cool to Cool? D. Shellington (Rx = .25 hr.)  10:45 Bringing Research to the Bedside: Implementation of Study Protocols L. Sorce 11:30 Questions and Discussion Faculty Panel 12:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own 1:30 Internet Drugs of Abuse: From Russia with Love  W. Banner (Rx = .75 hr.) 2:15 Integrative Therapies for Pain M. Comstock 3:00 Refreshment Break, Exhibits 3:30 Do You Dare To …? K. Roberts 4:15 Questions and Discussion Faculty Panel (Rx = .25 hr.) 4:45 Adjourn Tuesday, October 29 During each Concurrent Session, 4 topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms. Indicate your selections on the Registration Form. 7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 8:00 CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1 #11 Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances in the Critically Ill Child: A Case Study Approach K. Roberts #12 Workplace Conflict in the Pediatric Critical Care Setting C. Futterman M. Mize #13 Ventilatory Management in the Child with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome L. Sorce #14 Essentials of Cardiac Output Monitoring: Pulmonary Artery Catheters and Noninvasive Monitors M.F. Hazinski 9:15 Session Change 9:30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2 #21 The Ups and Downs of Pain Management: Sorting Through the Complexities M. Comstock (Rx = .25 hr.) #22 CRRT Part 1: Indications, Options, Fluids & Electrolytes H. Currier (Rx = .25 hr.) #23 DKA: Rapid Recognition and Methodical Management D. Jacobson (Rx = .25 hr.) #24 Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment: Great Progress, More to Come E. Olson (Rx = .75 hr.) 10:45 Refreshment Break 11:15 CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3 #31 Families in the ICU: Integral Team Members or Just Visiting? K. Roberts #32 CRRT Part 2: Patient Safety Concerns and Error Reduction H. Currier (Rx = .25 hr.) #33 Status Asthmaticus: Why Not Everyone Responds to More Albuterol A. Schwarz (Rx = .75 hr.) #34 Temporary and Permanent Cardiac Pacing: Indications and Trouble-Shooting S. Shepard MAIN CONFERENCE Monday, october 28–Wednesday, october 30
  7. 7. conference Information pull-out Insert for your Convenience! Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Online (credit card only) Visit us 24 hours a day at: Phone (credit card only) (800) 377-7707 Monday – Friday 8am - 5pm, Pacific Time before calling, complete all registration information. Fax (credit card or purchase order) (800) 329-9923 Mail Attn: Registrar 6377 Clark Ave., Suite 200 Dublin, CA 94568 4 Easy Ways to Register: Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee’s best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised. registration fees Preconferences Main Conference Early Registration* (On/before 9/16) $225 $475 Regular Registration (After 9/16) $255 $525 *Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before September 16. Please see Insert C for additional registration information and discounts. Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference. In addition, you will have complimentary access to the recorded sessions posted after the conference at for one year. Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions. A
  8. 8. Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit, insert OFFER CODE ZPCB367092. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase. Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000260. travel discounts the conference will be held at the Paris Las Vegas 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109 A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from October 26 to October 31 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares. Rates: $169 single/double rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes. To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation early and before the “hotel room block release date” which is September 25. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now. After the release date, rooms and group rates may no longer be available so call the hotel regarding availability. To reserve your room online, please visit our website for details. For room reservations, call (877) 603-4389 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums’ conference Pedicatric Critical Care Nursing. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include a first night’s deposit. uu Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 4 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations. uu For additional hotel information, call the Paris Las Vegas at (702) 946-7000. Hotel accomModations pediatriccriticalcarenursing|october27-30,2013|#PCCN13 B CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM
  9. 9. Questions? Method of Tuition Payment Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check. Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number. Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email: If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference. $45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group cancel on/before September 16 to receive a full refund 9/16 $25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group Group Discounts (Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available.) Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference. Discounts do not apply to the Preconference(s). To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received. Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available.) To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply. Registrations may not be shared. Cancellations Cancellations may be made by phone or in writing. Cancellations received on/before September 16 receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after September 16 are assessed a $20 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations received after the conference begins or for “no shows.” If this meeting is cancelled for any reason, including labor strikes or acts of God, liability is limited to a full refund of registration fees. Program Changes Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website. C CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM
  10. 10. pediatric critcial care nursing Registration Form Send this form with full payment (U.S. Funds) to: Code from back cover (above address): _______ REGISTRATION INFORMATION (Please Print Clearly) *Name, License/Degrees, Place of Employment, City, State appear on your badge. *First Name *Last Name *License/Degrees *Place of Employment *City *State Attendee’s email (Required) For confirmation, receipt, handouts prior to conference, and access to your Certificate of Attendance. Provide your best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Home Address City State Zip Daytime Phone(s) PROFESSIONAL PROFILE Choose ONE category in each section that best applies to you. If you have multiple roles and select the one that occupies the majority of your time. Use “Other” only if none of the choices apply to you. REGISTER TO ATTEND: q Preconference A (October 27) q Preconference B (October 27) q Main Conference (October 28-30) concurrent sessions selection (Tuesday, October 29) See pages 6-7 Please indicate the numbers of your session choices below. #1 (8:00 a.m.) ___________ #2 (9:30 a.m.) ___________ #3 (11:15 a.m.) ___________ #4 (2:00 p.m.)___________ #5 (3:30 p.m.)___________ OR q Conference Content via Library only (Complete all Registration Information, Professional Profile, and Payment Summary.) PAYMENT SUMMARY #82 Early Fee Postmark Deadline: September 16 Main Conference $ Group Discount* -$ Preconference A +$ Preconference B +$ OR Recorded Sessions via** $ TOTAL PAYMENT ENCLOSED $ *SeeInsertC.Registrationformsmustbesentintogether. **Seepage10 ❏ Check/Money Order Payable to Contemporary Forums Credit Card # Exp. Date Print Cardholder’s Name Billing Address City State Zip Payer Email Payer Phone # We collect this data in order to provide you with information about Contemporary Forums, conferences, and the Online CE Library. If you prefer not to receive further information, please see our privacy statement at Contemporary Forums Attn: Registrar 6377 Clark Ave. Suite 200 Dublin, CA 94568 OR register online 24/7 at: Phone: (800) 377-7707 Fax: (800) 329-9923 OFFICE USE ONLY: C__________ D__________ 1. POSITION/JOB FUNCTION ❏❏ Case Manager ❏❏ Clinical Nurse Specialist ❏❏ Educator/Instructor ❏❏ Nurse Manager ❏❏ Nurse Practitioner ❏❏ Staff/Charge Nurse ❏❏ Transport ❏❏ Other:_____________ 2. CLINICAL SETTING ❏❏ Adult/Mixed ICU ❏❏ Cardiac ICU ❏❏ Cardiology ❏❏ Emergency/Trauma ❏❏ General Pediatrics ❏❏ Hematology/Oncology Unit ❏❏ Neonatal ICU ❏❏ Pediatric ICU ❏❏ Surgery/Surgical Unit ❏❏ Other:_____________ 3. YEARS IN PEDIATRIC NURSING ❏❏ 1 ❏❏ 2-3 ❏❏ 4-7 ❏❏ 8-10 ❏❏ 11+ 4. HIGHEST EDUCATIONAL LEVEL ❏❏ Diploma ❏❏ Associate Degree ❏❏ Bachelors Degree ❏❏ Masters Degree ❏❏ Doctoral Degree ❏❏ Other:_____________ pediatriccriticalcarenursing|october27-30,2013|#PCCN13 D CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM
  11. 11. pediatriccriticalcarenursing|october27-30,2013|#PCCN13 7 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM 12:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own 2:00 CONCURRENT SESSIONS #4 #41 Case Study in Futility, Brain Death, Ethics and the Difficult Family J. Cohen A. Schwarz #42 Arrhythmias Through the Lifespan S. Shepard (Rx = .25 hr.) #43 Transfusion: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly T. Uhl #44 Neuro-Monitoring in the ICU: What is Going On? M. Grimason 3:15 Refreshment Break 3:30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS #5 #51 NIRS (Near-Infrared Spectroscopy): Improving Assessment of the Critically Ill Child C. Futterman #52 Must Learn for Chocolate: Innovative Approaches to Engage Staff in Education J. Cohen #53 Chest X-Ray Interpretation: A Reach in the Darkness D. Jacobson #54 Children Are Not Small Adults: Disasters in Pediatric Pharmacology W. Banner (Rx = 1 hr.) 4:45 Adjourn Wednesday, October 30 7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 8:00 Critical Care Research Update from the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) A. Schwarz 8:45 Shaken Baby Syndrome and Updates C. Futterman 9:30 Refreshment Break 9:45 Simulation and How to Use It Effectively M. Mize 10:30 When Patient Safety Matters: Effective Patient Hand-Offs T. Uhl 11:15 Questions and Discussion Faculty Panel 11:45 Adjourn
  12. 12. 8 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COMpediatriccriticalcarenursing|october27-30,2013|#PCCN13 conference faculty William Banner, MD, PhD, FCCM, FAAP, FAACT, FACMT Medical Director, Oklahoma Poison Control Center Attending Physician, Pediatric Critical Care Integris Baptist Medical Center Adjunct Professor, Oklahoma University College of Pharmacy Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Jennifer Cohen DNP, RN, PCNS-BC, CNRN, CCRN Planning Committee Member Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric ICU CHOC Children’s Hospital Orange, California Malia S. Comstock, MS, RN, CPNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Integrated Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Service UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, California Helen Currier, BSN, RN, CNN, CENP Director, Renal & Pheresis Services Texas Children’s Hospital Houston, Texas Craig Futterman, MD, FAAP Cardiac Intensivist, CICU Director Data Quality and Throughput The Center for Pediatric Informatics Assistant Professor of Pediatrics George Washington University Children’s National Medical Center Washington, DC Michele Grimason, MSN, RN, CPNP Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Neuro-Critical Care Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Chicago, Illinois Mary Fran Hazinski, MSN, RN, FAAN, FAHA Conference Chair Editor, Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child, 3rd Edition (2012) Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Clinical Specialist, Pediatric Critical Care Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Nashville, Tennessee Dan Jacobson, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC Planning Committee Member Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego San Diego, California Marisa G. Mize, DNP, CCRN, CPNP, PC, AC Planning Committee Member Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Critical Care Walter Reed Army Medical Center Washington, DC Emma Olson, MS, RN, CPNP Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension and Heart Failure UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, California Kathryn E. Roberts, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN, CCNS Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric ICU The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Adam Schwarz, MD Pediatric Critical Care Pediatric Subspecialty Faculty CHOC Children’s Hospital Orange, California David K. Shellington, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Director, Pediatric Critical Care Research Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego University of California San Diego San Diego, California Suzanne M. Shepard, BSN, RN, CCDS Electrophysiology Care Coordinator Heart Institute Certified Cardiac Device Specialist Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego San Diego, California Jasjit Singh, MD Associate Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Director, CHOC Infection Prevention CHOC Children’s Hospital Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics University of California Irvine Orange, California LaurenSorce,MSN,CCRN,CPNP-AC/PC,FCCM PICU APN Manager and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Chicago, Illinois Tiffany Moriwaki Tesoro, PharmD, BCPS Clinical Pharmacist Cardiovascular Intensive Care Assistant Clinical Professor University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford Palo Alto, California Tammy L. Uhl, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Duke Children’s Hospital Duke University Health System Durham, North Carolina
  13. 13. pediatriccriticalcarenursing|october27-30,2013|#PCCN13 9 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM 2013 Conference Calendar (partial listing) Hot Topics In Primary Care Jackson Hole, WY July 21-24, Revolutionizing Nursing Education Anaheim, CA July 25-27 Office Gynecology Jackson Hole, WY July 28-31 Birth Injuries, the Law and Perinatal Safety Las Vegas, NV September 26-28 Advanced Critical Care and Trauma Nursing Las Vegas, NV October 13-16 Birth Injuries, the Law and Perinatal Safety Washington, D.C. October 24-26 The Fetus & Newborn Washington, D.C. November 6-9 Neonatal Developmental & Behavioral Care New Orleans, LA November 6-9 Case Management Chicago, IL November 10-13 For complete conference information, visit, call toll-free at (800) 377-7707 or email: Contemporary Forums is a division of American Career College. Exhibits We are inviting a group of companies and organizations with professionally relevant products, services or career opportunities to exhibit at this conference. The schedule provides time for you to address your particular areas of interest at each exhibit. For exhibit space availability or additional information: Phone: (925) 361-4807 Email: Visit: Email Updates If you are not currently receiving information via email about our conferences or Online CE Library please go to to join our mailing list or to update your email address. You will then be notified of all conferences as soon as they are announced as well as have access to all special promotions. All email addresses are for Contemporary Forums use only. CAN’T ATTEND THIS LIVE CONFERENCE? Register for to access the recorded conference before 10/27/13 for special pre-order discount. Cost is $395 and includes: • Access to all recorded Preconference and Main Conference sessions • Online exams to earn over 50 hours of ANCC credit • Unlimited access to your multimedia presentations for two years ONLINE CE Library GROUP DISCOUNTS Hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities can provide and manage quality accredited continuing education to meet staff needs. To request group account details and pricing visit or call (925) 361-4811. Online CE Library EARN CE CREDIT ONLINE AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.
  14. 14. 10 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COMpediatriccriticalcarenursing|october27-30,2013|#PCCN13 host city: las vegas Viva Las Vegas … it’s impossible to resist the excitement of the neon lights, the shrieks of delight from jackpot winners, and the glitz and glamour of the hotels on the strip. A Disneyland for adults? You bet… and Las Vegas is so much more! Experience all your fantasies of Paris right in the heart of Las Vegas! From guest rooms with a European flair to great entertainment, fine French cuisine, sidewalk cafes and even the Eiffel Tower, the Paris Las Vegas has all the passion, excitement and ambiance of Europe’s most romantic city. Enjoy the charming atmosphere of the European village and mall, the lively casino, the dueling pianos at Napoleon’s, the musical Jersey Boys, or a breathtaking view of Las Vegas on the Eiffel Tower ride. And right outside the doors, see all “the Strip” has to offer. World-class dining, internationally–known boutiques, award-winning golf courses, savvy nightclubs and European–style spas are calling you to this glittering city, known as “Vegas!” Join your colleagues for “Pediatric Critical Care Nursing” and enjoy all of the fun in the city that never sleeps.
  15. 15. pediatriccriticalcarenursing|october27-30,2013|#PCCN13 11 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM For more information, call the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at (702) 892-7575 or go online to There’s never a dull moment in Las Vegas. Listed below are the many activities and recreational opportunities available: • Watch the volcano erupt at the Mirage, don’t miss the rousing pirate battle at Treasure Island, marvel at the dancing waters display at the Bellagio, take a romantic gondola ride through the canals of the Venetian or dine at the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris. • Dine at restaurants inspired by the world’s greatest collection of chefs. • Treat yourself to a world-class show. • Don’t miss the CityCenter complex located in the heart of The Strip – a blend of sleek architecture and public miniparks, with walk- ways and art throughout. • For a break from The Strip, take a day trip to Hoover Dam where you’ll be impressed with the power of the mighty Colorado River. “Rave reviews” “The cardiovascular preconference provided a great overview on relevant topics that our program deals with and it was reassuring to see that other medical centers faced similar issues with their patients.” Christina Deacy, RN Brookfield, IL “A great learning experience covering numerous topics of pediatric critical care.” Kim Bentz, RN, BSN Philadelphia, PA “I love to educate parents and staff and I brought a lot of nuggets away with me that I can use.” Keith Bell, RN Saginaw, MI Area Activities