2014PediatricConfPostcard [tab] [tab_item title=”Conference Information”] This conference was created to ensure health care providers are kept up to date with new developments in the field of pediatrics. Topics will include pediatric trauma case studies, orthopedic injuries, bullying in children and healthcare workers, cultural considerations with Hispanic, Amish & Mennonite communities and updates on MRSA.  Pediatric nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, EMT-P’s and others interested in healthcare needs of children are invited to attend.

Trauma ranks first among all causes of pediatric deaths in ages 0 to 19 years and second in terms of cumulative years of potential life lost before the age of 65. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the leading cause of death among American children remains accidental injuries (congenital anomalies being the exception). The greatest risk of childhood fatalities is motor vehicle incidents, followed closely by drowning and unintentional fires. Additionally, unintentional injuries are the primary cause of nonfatal injuries treated in hospital emergency departments among children across the nation (Vital Signs: Unintentional Injury Deaths Among Persons Aged 0-19 Years – United States, 2000-2009, 2012). With such frequent occurrences, it is imperative that infant and pediatric health care providers be equipped with the knowledge of caring for traumatic injuries.

“Bullying is a significant health problem because it is prevalent and harmful.  Between 20% and 56% of young people are involved in bullying annually.  Younger (middle school-aged) children are more likely to be involved in bullying than high school-aged children.  Involvement in bullying can also have long-lasting, detrimental effects months or even years after the bullying occurs.  Young people who are bullied are more likely than uninvolved youth to develop depression and anxiety and report abdominal pain and feeling tense over the course of a school year.  In hospitalized suicidal youth, those who reported perpetrating bullying were more likely than uninvolved youth to have severe suicidal thoughts and psychosocial impairment, and to abuse substances.”  – Journal of Adolescent Health (2013)

Center for Disease Control is involved in several surveillance collaboration projects to develop effective prevention programs and measuring their impact. Studies show about one in three people carry staph in their nose, usually without any illness and two in 100 people carry MRSA. “Although MRSA is still a major patient threat, a CDC study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine showed that invasive (life-threatening) MRSA infections in healthcare settings are declining. Invasive MRSA infections that began in hospitals declined 54% between 2005 and 2011, with 30,800 fewer severe MRSA infections. In addition, the study showed 9,000 fewer deaths in hospital patients in 2011 versus 2005.” (CDC, 2014) Continued education and focus on MRSA will aid in ongoing reduction of infections in healthcare settings. The multidisciplinary healthcare team faces significant challenges each time they care for infants and children.  By attending this conference, participants will be better equipped with knowledge to readily identify and treat many physical and emotional issues facing infants and children and their families.  

References (2014). Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections website. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(2012). Vital Signs: Unintentional Injury Deaths Among Persons Aged 0-19 Years – United States, 2000-2009. Atlanta: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
(2013)  Editorial / Journal of Adolescent Health 53 (2013) S1- S3
For more conference information contact Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center main office at 417-269-4117 or educationcenter@coxcollege.edu.

Americans with Disabilities Act: If you have special needs addressed by this act, please notify us at least two weeks before this offering so that reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.

Note: Please bring a sweater or jacket due to variations in temperature and personal preferences.

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7:30 – 7:55 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
7:55 – 8:00                Welcome/Overview of the Day
Jane Thomas, BSN, RN
8:00 –   8:50 Pediatric Trauma Cases
Matthew Simpson, MD

  •   Identify challenges in pediatric trauma.
  •   Describe injury patterns in pediatric trauma.
8:50 –   9:40 “It’s Just Staph”
Neil Goodloe, MD

  •   Summarize how MRSA is diagnosed.
  •   Outline different management options for MRSA.
9:40 – 9:55 Break/Vendor Exhibits
9:55 –   10:45 Bullying beyond Childhood: Why It Matters and What Leaders Can Do
Kathleen Jackson, DEL, MSN, RN

  •   Recognize relational aggression and articulate the potential damage to staff and patients.
  •   Create psychologically safe work environments for all healthcare providers.
10:45 – 11:45          Children and Bullying
Amanda Derham, MSW, LCSW & Christy Duffel, MSW, LCSW

  •   Define bullying and identify bullying behaviors exhibited in child and adolescent populations.
  •   Differentiate between bullying and other misbehavior.
  •   Identify potential “warning signs” or symptoms of patients victimized by bullying through   use of clinical assessment.
  • Support victims of bullying through referral to appropriate resources for identified victims and perpetrators, including special populations.
11:45 –   12:00 p.m. Panel with “Bullying” Speakers

  •   Summarize bullying techniques in children and in healthcare workers.
12:00 –   1:00            Lunch (provided)
1:00 – 2:00 Orthopedic Injuries in Children
Daniel Hoernschemeyer, MD & Sumit Gupta, MD

  •   Describe common pediatric fractures.
  •   Devise a management plan for these injuries.
2:00 – 2:15                 Break/Vendor Exhibits
2:15 – 3:05 Mas o Menos – Addressing Communication in a Multi-Cultural World
Rev. Efraim Espinoza

  •   Describe the challenges and implications of multiculturalism.
  •   Explain principles of bridging multi-ethnic communication.
3:05 – 3:55 Consideration in Amish & Mennonite Care
Doug Downs, FNP-BC & Marcy Keltner, BSN, RN

  •   Describe differences in belief practices among Mennonite and Amish communities.
  •   Discuss Amish religious practices that impact treatment and outcomes.
  •   Identify unique practices & expectations of Amish & Mennonite patients.
3:55 – 4:15 Panel of Multi-cultural Speakers

  •   Summarize considerations in carrying for cultural diversities.
4:15                        Evaluations/Statements of Credit/Adjourn

We reserve the right to substitute speakers and topics in case of emergency or cancellation. Information presented during this conference represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth. No sponsorship or commercial support has been received for this activity. Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities. No Off Label medications or medical devices will be discussed.

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[/tab_item] [tab_item title=”Educational Credits”]Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

6.75 Contact Hours

This program has been approved for 6.75 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving TX 75063.

BOC iconCoxHealth-Educational Services is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.  According to the education levels described by the CEC Committee of the NATA, the following continuing education course is considered to be Essential Level.   This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.75 hours of Category A continuing education.  Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the CE activity.

This program has been deemed appropriate for chaplains to list 6.75 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 the Arkansas Board of Physical Therapy for 6.75 contact hours and it is deemed equivalent by the Missouri Board of Healing Arts per 4 CSR 150-3.203-5A.

This program has been approved by CoxHealth for 4.0 pediatric trauma contact hours for CoxHealth employees.

For questions regarding educational credit please contact Jodi Page, BSN, RN, Enterprise Educator at 417-269-4120 or via email at jodi.page@coxcollege.edu.

Accreditation approval only refers to this educational activity and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by CoxHealth or any other proprietary entity producing health care goods or services. Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met. Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through program attendance. Therefore contact hours will be given only for hours the participant attends. In order to receive a statement of credit, all participants must sign-in at the registration desk and turn in a completed evaluation form. Participants who need a statement of credit replaced at a later date will be charged a $5.00 replacement fee. To request a duplicate statement of credit please contact the main education office at 417-269-4117 or email educationcenter@coxcollege.edu.

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       Derham, Amanda                                                         Amanda Derham, MSW, LCSW
Social Worker
Child-Adolescent Psychiatry
Springfield, MO
Amanda Derham, MSW, LCSW graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology from Drury University in 2002, magna cum laude, and received her Master’s in Social Work with a 4.0 GPA from Missouri State University in 2006. Since 2002, she has worked with children, adolescents and families, and has extensive experience in areas of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and foster care and adoption. She has served as a social worker in psychiatric services for CoxHealth since 2010, and is employed on the Child/Adolescent Unit. A strong advocate against bullying, she recently founded a local chapter of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network), a non-for profit organization that is committed to creating safe schools for all students.
     Duffel, Christy Christy Duffel, MSW, LCSW
Social Worker
Child-Adolescent Psychiatry
Springfield, MO
Christy Duffel, MSW, LCSW, is a 14 year careered Psychiatric Social Worker at CoxHealth Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Unit. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree of Science from the Accredited School of Social Work at Lyon College in Arkansas and later completed her Master’s in Social Work through the advanced standing program at Missouri State University. Christy was selected as the first participant in the Career Experience program at the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners while obtaining her Master’s in Social Work. She is active in her community, volunteering for different charities and organizations. 
      Doug Downs Doug Downs, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Northside Health Clinic
Seymour, MO
Doug Downs, FNP-BC, started his career as a registered nurse 27 years ago. After 20 years as a bed-side nurse, Doug went back to school to become a Family Nurse Practitioner, graduating from Missouri State University in 2009. Since 2010, he has been assisting rural and uninsured minority populations, especially the Amish and Mennonite communities with affordable healthcare needs. Their clinic is privately owned and operated and receives revenues from cash paying patients, striving to provide low cost care that can prevent expensive visits to urgent or emergent hospital facilities.
    Efraim2012pic Efraim Espinoza
Assemblies of God
Springfield, MO
Reverend Efraim Espinoza began his career as the pastor of Templo Emanuel AG, a Spanish church, in Crystal City, Texas where he was honored to serve the congregation for 14 years. He was then invited to come to the Assemblies of God headquarters where he served in several roles. In 2005 Rev. Espinoza was asked to serve in his current position as director of the Office of Hispanic Relations for the Assemblies of God and coordinator of Evangelio Pentecostal, the Spanish-language Pentecostal Evangel magazine.
    Goodloe, Neil Neil Goodloe, MD
CoxHealth, Infectious Disease
Springfield, MO
Neil Goodloe, MD earned his medical degree from University of Kansas Medical Center where he also completed his infectious disease fellowship. Dr. Goodloe is board certified in internal medicine since 2008. He has authored numerous research presentations and currently authoring four infectious disease articles. Dr. Goodloe is a member of several groups including Infectious Disease Society of America and American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.
    Sumit Gupta, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Sumit Gupta, MD
Children’s Hospital, University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
Sumit Gupta, MD earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto and completed pediatric orthopedic fellowships at the University of Calgary and the University of British Columbia. Dr. Gupta has memberships with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Canadian Orthopedic Association, and Canadian Medical Association. He has authored over five publications and presentations. Dr. Gupta specializes in cerebral palsy, hip disorders, foot deformity, and leg length inequality.
    Hoernschemeyer_Dan Daniel Hoernschemeyer, MD
Children’s Hospital, University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
Daniel Hoernschemeyer, MD specializes in general pediatric orthopedics, pediatric orthopedic   surgery, pediatric skeletal trauma, primary care orthopedics, scoliosis, skeletal dysplasia, cerebral palsy, and clubfoot. Dr. Hoernschemeyer graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed his residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. He also completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Johns Hopkins University.
    JacksonDrKathleen_0312R-180x180 Kathleen Jackson, DEL, MSN, RN
Dean, Interprofessional Research & Graduate Studies
Cox College
Springfield, MO
Kathleen is the Dean of Interprofessional Research and Graduate Studies. She moved here from Northern Virginia in September of 2013. She holds a BSN, an MSN, and a doctoral degree in Executive Leadership and has over 30 years of experience as a nurse and educator. The focus of her dissertation was on   relational aggression, or bullying, as it is inflicted on student nurses by staff nurses.  This phenomenological study grew out of her own experiences as a young nurse and seeing her students subjected to bullying when she was a clinical educator. Kathleen is enjoying being part of the innovative and interprofessional team at Cox College.
    keltner Marcy Keltner RN, BSN
Patient Navigator
Cox Medical Center Branson, Cancer Center
Branson, MO
Marcy was raised Mennonite. Her father was a Mennonite minister and some of her grandparents were from the Amish and Amish-Mennonite communities. Marcy started in healthcare as a nurse aide in a Mennonite nursing home in Iowa. She graduated from Burge School of Nursing and earned her BSN from Southwest Baptist University. Marcy has been an RN for over 40 years and in Oncology nursing (her passion) for 35 years. Last fall she transitioned to Cox Medical Center Branson, Cancer Center to develop the Nurse Navigator program.
    Simpson, Matthew Matthew Simpson, MD
CoxHealth, General Surgery & Trauma Clinic
Springfield, M
OMatthew Simpson, MD earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. He specializes in surgery, general and critical care having completed a fellowship at University of Louisville School of Medicine and University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Medical Center. Dr. Simpson is certified with American Board of Surgery in general surgery as well as surgical critical care subspecialty.

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[/tab_item] [tab_item title=”Planning Committee”] Barb Adams, BSW
Social Worker

Glenda Adams, RPh
Staff Pharmacist

Jami Blackwell, BSN, RN, CEN
Director of Trauma Services

Larry Cooper, DMin, BCC, PFC
Staff Chaplain/Flight Chaplain Pastoral Care

Amanda Eddington, CCLS
Child Life Specialist

Mike Ingram, RRT-NPS
NICU/Pediatrics/PICU Supervisor Respiratory Care Services

Lana Martin, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CPST-I
Pediatric Trauma Coordinator Trauma Services

Kathy Jacks, BSN, RN, CCRN, CRNI
Staff Nurse, Pediatrics/PICU

Glenda Manuel, RN
Staff Nurse, Pediatrics/PICU

Jodi Page, BSN, RN
Nurse Planner-Conference Co-Coordinator
Enterprise Educator Education Center
Cox College

Lorinda Rehagan, BSN, RN
Nurse Manager, Pediatrics/PICU

Jane Thomas, BSN, RN
Conference Co-Coordinator
Enterprise Educator Education Center
Cox College

Shawna Nguyen, BSN, RN
Educator, Maternal Child Nursing Education

All speakers and all planning committee members for this activity have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies. Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities. No conflicts were noted that would exclude the speakers or the planning committee members from this activity.

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[tab_item title=”Registration”] Cancellations up to August 18, 2014 will be entitled to a full refund and must be received in writing via email at educationcenter@coxcollege.edu or by calling the Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center (CC IPSEC) at 417-269-4117. For cancellations between August 19 – August 25, 2014 a $25 processing fee will be withheld. No refunds will be made for cancellations received the day of the activity.

In the event Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center cancels or reschedules a course, participants are entitled to a full refund or the participant may transfer registration to the next scheduled activity. Cox College is not responsible for travel, hotel, booking fees, or other cancellation fees for registrants when an activity is cancelled.

The entire Refund and Cancellation Policy can be viewed at http://coxcollege.edu under the Continuing Education and Life Support tab.

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[tab_item title=”Hotel Information”] Special rates are available for Cox College conference participants at the following hotels. Ask for the Cox College Conference or CoxHealth negotiated rate.

Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center
2546 North Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803

Ask for the CoxHealth Pediatric Conference negotiated rate when reserving your room. If reserved prior to July 26, 2014, non-smoking rooms are $79 per evening for hotel stays during August 25 & 26, 2014. After July 26, 2014, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis and will be charged at the current hotel rates.

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List of supporters:

Non-Profit Supports:

MO School Violence Hotline
Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks

CoxHealth Supporters:

Cox College
CoxHealth Home Parenteral Services
Child Life Services
Cox Air Care
Critical Incident Stress Management
Association of Professional Flight Chaplains
CoxHealth Child-Adolescent Psychiatric Unit
CoxHealth Trauma Services
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
CoxHealth Foundation

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