Issues in Pediatric Care Registration


Issues in Pediatric Care Conference

October 4 & 5, 2018

Primary Children's Hospital Eccles Outpatient Building - Conference Center
81 North Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, UT

  Register online to take advantage of the early bird rates!

Designed for Registered Nurses and Other Health Providers Who Care for Children


Conference Description

This two-day conference is designed to provide an update of current or emerging pediatric health care issues.  The program format for the conference is lecture designed to address a nursing and care provider audience ranging from acute in-patient to out-of-hospital care settings. 

The conference will focus on new and changing diagnosis and treatment technologies including the challenges and rewards of providing nursing care to pediatric patients and their families.   We will feature premier speakers discussing medical, surgical, and behavioral health related topics, across the broad spectrum of pediatric specialty care. 

Conference Objectives:

This educational offering will enable the pediatric health care provider to:

  1. Discuss current issues in pediatric health care.
  2. Summarize emerging best practice approaches and treatment technologies in the delivery of pediatric health care.
  3. Recognize common concerns related to pediatric nursing and the care of children and families.
  4. Examine ideas and resources with other pediatric health care providers.


ANA-Western Multistate DivisionNursing Continuing Education Hours

“Primary Children’s Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.”  Arizona, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association.


This educational activity offers 14 nursing contact hours. 

Successful completion is claiming credit only for the number of full sessions attended.

Kings Peak

Primary Children’s Eccles Outpatient Services and Education Building

81 N. Mario Capecchi Dr.

Salt Lake City, Utah 84113



Parking for this conference, will be available at no cost at the Eccles Outpatient services parking structure.  Enter from Wasatch Drive on the west side of the building.  You may park on levels P5, P4, and P3.  Additional details will be provided in your conference registration confirmation letter.


Planning Committee Members:

Amanda Keoppel BSN, RN

Angela Clift BSN, RN

Carolyn Reynolds MS, APRN - Co-Chair

Carrie Roberts BS

Elizabeth Corless MSNEd, RN

Jesika England BSN, RN

Jonell Murray MS, MBA-HM

Julie Janes BSN, RN, CPN - Co-chair

Kelly Jacobson BSN, RN

Rebecca Bawden BSN, RN

Rebecca Smith BSN, RN

Sharon Soutter BSN, RN-BC



October 4, Thursday:
7:00 AM - Registration and continental breakfast

7:55 AM - Welcome, announcements, and safety story - Carolyn Reynolds, MS, APRN

8:00 AM - Moral Courage and Patient Advocacy - Alex Wubbels, BSN, RN
»»Recognize the inherent role of advocacy that is part of nursing
»» Supporting patients and peers
»» Outline opportunities to move patient advocacy and nursing forward

9:00 AM - Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): Can We Keep Them With Their Moms? - Glen F. Huff, MD
»» Recognize signs, symptoms, and diagnoses
»» Compare traditional and newer treatment options
»» Identify prevention options and opportunities

10:00 AM - Break

10:15 A -  The Impact of Increasing Cannabis Availability and the Opioid Epidemic on Utah’s Pediatric Population - Karen F. Buchi, MD, FAAP
»» Review the unintended consequences of increased cannabis availability on the pediatric population
»» Discuss the opioid epidemic in Utah and its impact on the pediatric population
»» Explore the role for naloxone rescue kits in pediatric practice

11:15 AM -  Lunch

12:00 PM Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Community Overview - Jessica Strong, MPH & Leah Colburn, MS, CMHC
»» Recognize the scale of the problem for Utah and the nation
»» Identify the effects of suicide on the family and across society
»» Review what is being done and what resources are available

1:00 PM Zero Suicide: A Systematic Approach to Suicide Prevention - Tammer Attallah, MBA, LCSW
»» Examine the history and underlying assumptions of the Zero Suicide framework
»» Review the seven essential elements of suicide prevention for healthcare systems

200 PM - Break

2:15 PM - Pediatric Toxic Stress and Resiliency Panel - Audrey Jiricko, MD, R. Neal Davis, MD, Qing “Ching” Chong, BSN, RN, and Tara Long, MSN, RN
»» 2:15 Lifecourse Theory and ACEs: R. Neal Davis, MD
»» 2:35 Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK): Tara Long, MSN, RN
»» 2:55 Building Resilience: R. Neal Davis, MD
»» 3:15 Nurse Family Partnership (NFP): Qing Chong, BSN, RN
»» 3:35 Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Audrey Jiricko, MD
»» 3:55 Q&A Panel

4:15 PM Summary and first day wrap-up - Julie Janes, BSN, RN, CPN

October 5, Friday:

7:00 AM - Registration and continental breakfast

7:55 A -  Welcome, announcements, and safety story - Julie Janes, BSN, RN, CPN

8:00 AM Describe the national Stop the Bleed program’s history - Jessica Madsen, MSN, FNP
»» Describe the national Stop the Bleed program’s history
»» Examine the program goals and how the education efforts are going nationally and in Utah
»» Identify how to get training or setup classes
»» Review Stop the Bleed training objectives

9:00 AM -  End of Life Palliative Care - Dominic Moore, MD, FAAP
»» Discuss the goal of palliative care for pediatrics
»» Outline when to initiate and provide palliative care
»» Develop an integrated palliative care model

10:00 AM Break

10:15 AM - GermWatch: Tracking Infectious Disease in Utah - Per H. Gesteland, MD, MSc
»» Review emerging and reemerging infections in healthcare
»» Summarize the effect of GermWatch on infectious disease in Utah

11:15 AM -  Lunch

12:00 P -  25 Years of the Bronchiolitis Care Process at Primary Children’s Hospital - Michelle G. Hofmann, MD and Jeffrey R. Van Blarcom, MD
»» Review the history of standardizing care at Primary Children’s Hospital
»» Identify how Primary Children’s Hospital is integrating cutting-edge science to shape a framework for bronchiolitis care into the future

1:00 PM - Sepsis Protocols - Jennifer K. Workman, MD, MS
»» Discuss the impact of septic shock and where we are now
»» Identify current measures used to manage sepsis
»» Outline the National Children’s Sepsis protocols, including how we can improve outcomes

2:00 PM - Break

2:15 PM - Gait Abnormalities - Joshua W. B. Klatt, MD
»» Discuss the components of a basic gait exam for children
»» Explain common diagnosis causing gait disturbances in children
»» Identify opportunities to improve outcomes

3:15 PM - Somebody’s Someone - Jeffery T. Hirschi, DO
»» Recognize the importance of professionalism and sensitivity when treating those we serve
»» Put yourself in the family’s position
»» Develop empathy for pediatric patients’ families

4:15 P -  Summary and second day wrap-up - Carolyn Reynolds, MS, APRN


On or Before 09/04/2018      After 09/04/2018

Thursday & Friday (Intermountain employee)        $150                            $175
Thursday only                                             $100                            $125
Friday only                                                  $100                            $125


Thursday & Friday (non-Intermountain employee)   $200                          $225
Thursday only                                               $125                            $150
Friday only                                                  $125                            $150

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Event Contact Information
Contact Name Carrie Roberts
Contact Phone (801) 662-3500
Website Website

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