Please join CoxHealth for the 18th Annual Pediatric Conference at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center

CoxHealth invites you to the 2017 CoxHealth Pediatric Conference. The objective of this conference is to ensure health care providers are informed of the most recent evidence for best practices in the field of pediatrics. This educational event has been designed for pediatric nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, EMS personnel, rehab therapists, and other healthcare professionals who work with children and their families.

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CoxHealth18th Annual Pediatric Conference

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 ● 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

7:30-7:55 Registration and Breakfast
7:55-8:00 Welcome and Overview
8:00-9:00 A Clinician’s Approach to Caring: Autism and Developmental Delays

Dr. Robert Jason Grant, Ed.D

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

·         Discuss how to adjust the clinical approach when providing care to patients with autism and developmental delays.

·         Demonstrate how to recruit parents as agents of change.

9:00-10:00 Harnessing the Powers of Therapeutic Play

Dr. Robert Jason Grant, Ed.D

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

·         Demonstrate techniques to incorporate therapeutic play into the medical care of children.

10:00-10:15 BREAK
10:15-11:00 Mental Health Implications Following Pediatric Traumas

Dr. Gabriel Cline, BS, MS, PhD

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

·         Describe the impact of trauma on mental health during childhood and adolescence.

11:00-11:45 Pediatric Interventional Radiology for Solid Organ Injury

Jamie Gallivan, RN, BSN

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

·         Discuss the appropriate use of the interventional radiology for splenic and liver lacerations.

·         Advocate to other healthcare providers regarding the intraprocedural embolization process.

11:45-12:40 LUNCH
12:40-12:45 Reconvene
12:45-1:30 Trauma Informed Care: Interventions for Bedside Staff

Liz Viele, LPC

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

·         Demonstrate interventions to assist children to cope during and after traumatic experiences.

1:30-2:15 Who Supports the Patient’s Support?

Dr. Chasity Arnold

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

·         List ways staff can be an effective extension of the patient-family support system.

2:15-2:30 BREAK
2:30-3:30 Providing Stellar Healthcare for LGBTQ Patients

Krista Moncado

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

·         List two interventions to use to help an LGBTQ/gender non-conforming youth navigate the healthcare system.

3:30-4:30 Pediatric Case Review: Substance Abuse to Compartment Syndrome

Dr. Randy Mullins

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

·         Identify the treatment guidelines for a critically ill patient with multiple complications.

·         Summarize the patient and family’s point of view following prolonged treatment of a complicated treatment regimen.

4:30 Evaluations and Adjourn

CoxHealth Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

7.0 nursing contact hours

This program has been approved by the Arkansas Board of Physical Therapy for 7.0 Contact hours and is deemed equivalent by the Missouri Board of Healing Arts per 4 CSR 150-3.203-5A.

This program meets the criteria for category 2.3 (attending employer-provided, workplace continuing education) Professional Development Unit activities for NBCOT© and qualifies as 7.0 contact hours (equivalent to 1.0 NBCOT© Professional Development Units).

This program has been submitted to the Missouri Board for Respiratory Care for 7.0 hours of continuing education credit and credit is pending.

This program has been deemed appropriate for chaplains to list 7.0 contact hours of continuing education credit.  Credit should be listed on the Association of Professional Chaplains Annual Summary of Continuing Education Hours Form in the area of “Workshops/Conferences/Seminars/Symposia.”

This program has been approved by CoxHealth for 1.5 pediatric trauma contact hours.

Faculty List


Dr. Robert Jason Grant, Ed.D

Professional Counselor and Certified Autism Specialist

AutPlayTherapy Clinic


Dr. Gabriel Cline, BS, MS, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Psych Associates


Jamie Gallivan, RN, BSN

Staff Nurse – Radiology Administration and Support



Liz Viele, MS, LPC, Certified Trauma Specialist

Licensed Professional Counselor

Counseling Solutions of the Ozarks


Dr. Chasity Arnold, PsyD, LP

Clinical Psychologist



Krista Moncado

Executive Director

Gay and Lesbian Center of the Ozarks


Dr. Randy Mullins, MD, FACS

Physician and Surgeon

Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, CoxHealth

CoxHealth Pediatric Conference Planning Committee

Springfield, Missouri


Glenda Adams, RPh





Morgan Conrad, BS, CCLS, CPST

Certified Child Life Specialist



Mike Ingram, RRT-NPS, RCP

Supervisor, Respiratory Care Services



Tamara Jennings, MSN, RNC-NIC

Maternal Child Nursing Educator



Paige King, RN, BSN, BC

Pediatrics/PICU Assistant Nurse Manager



Ashley Larkin RNC-OB, BSN

Midwest Multistate Division Nurse Planner/Conference Coordinator

CoxHealth Education Center


Mary Parker, RRT/RCP, ACCS, NPS

Neonatal Transport Team, Respiratory Care Services



Leanne Porter, RN-BC, BSN

Pediatrics/PICU Staff Nurse



Rozlyn McTeer, BSN, RN, CEN

Pediatric Trauma Coordinator

Trauma Services, CoxHealth


Kristi Vandeloecht, PTA, GC CDR, MS

Clinical Therapy Educator, Rehab Credit Consultant

Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital

Once complete, the conference syllabus will be available under this tab for download.

Please note, printed copies of the syllabus will not be available at the conference. Please download the syllabus to an electronic device or print it for your personal use at the conference.

Click here to register for the 2017 Conference.