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This conference was created to ensure health care providers are kept up to date with new developments in the field of pediatrics. Some topics include child abuse, child trafficking, Down Syndrome, coping in our young, dog, animal & insect bites and using humor to care for yourself.  Pediatric nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, EMT-P’s and others interested in healthcare needs of children are invited to attend.

One in every six endangered runaways reported to National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) were likely sex trafficking victims. Traffickers are increasingly using social networking apps and sites to target and recruit children. According to the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act sex trafficking is defined as “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purposes of a commercial sex act.”

Child maltreatment is the number one killer of children 4 years of age and less in the US.  Failure to recognize abuse has up to a 50% chance of recurrence and up to a 10% chance of leading to death.  As healthcare workers, it is our responsibility to screen and intervene with all children for child abuse.  In 2014, over 68,000 reports of abuse were made to the child abuse hotline.  Although 30% of these were physical in nature, only 7% of reports made were by healthcare professionals.  SW MO leads the state in substantiated child sexual abuse.  The national average for childhood sexual abuse is 8.8% and SW MO has 22.8% of their child abuse cases that are sexual in nature.

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 such traumatic injuries.  According to the CDC there are approximately 750 children with special healthcare needs in each state.  A child with special healthcare needs presents an additional challenge both emotionally and physiologically in assessing and intervening after a traumatic injury.  

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.

(2012). Vital Signs: Unintentional Injury Deaths Among Persons Aged 0-19 Years – United States, 2000-2009. Atlanta: Mobidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, (2014). Fact Sheets for Parents and Gaurdians [Data file]. Retrieved from http://www.missingkids.com/en_US/documents/Fact_Sheet_Parents_Guardians.pdf

*Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division Child Abuse and Neglect Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report

*American College of Emergency Physicians: The Recognition of Child Abuse

For more conference information contact CoxHealth 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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By attending this educational activity participants should be able to integrate some or all of the objectives as listed.
07:30 – 07:55 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast/Vendor Exhibits
07:55 – 08:00 Welcome/Overview of the Day
Jane Thomas, BSN, RN
08:00 – 09:00 Management of Animal Related Trauma
Brian Biggers, MD

  • Discuss snake bites and treatment
  • Describe common mechanisms of animal trauma

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09:00 – 10:00 Child Abuse
Lana Martin RN, BSN, CEN, CPEN, CPST-I

  • Identify definitions of child abuse
  • Identify common characteristics of abuse

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10:00 – 10:15 Break/vendor displays
10:15 – 11:15 Sex Trafficking in the United States
Brad Bearden, Sergeant, MO Highway Patrol

  • Identify the physical and emotional signs of sex trafficking
  • List who, how and what to report to the appropriate Law Enforcement Agency

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11:15 – 12:15 The Suicidal Adolescent Patient: Transitioning from Acute Care to Inpatient Psychiatry
Patrick Lord, PsyD

  • Review trends in the incidence of adolescent suicide and self-harm
  • Identify interventions used in a plan of care for the suicidal adolescent patient

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12:15 – 1:15 p.m Lunch provided on site
1:15 – 2:15 Down Syndrome
Kayce Morton, DO & Sherry Clair, BSN, RN

  • Identify what other conditions are associated with Down Syndrome
  • Discuss common complications in the hospitalized child with Down Syndrome

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2:15 – 3:15 Parents Perspective of Trauma
Parent Panel

  • Advocate for parents who’s child has been involved in a trauma
  • Demonstrate compassionate support for parents of trauma patients
3:15 -3:30 Break/vendor displays
03:30 – 04:30 A Dose of Humor
Angela Ford, RN, MPA and Glenda Miller, MPH, BSH, BC-PHCNS

  • To express humor in tense situations
  • To select laughter to relieve personal stress
  • To choose to double your daily quotient of laughter

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4:30 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. Presenters are responsible for obtaining all copyright permissions. No sponsorship or commercial support has been received for this activity.

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Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & 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 Contact Hours

This program has been approved for 7.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving TX 75063.

This program has been deemed appropriate for chaplains to list 7 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.”

CoxHealth-Educational Services is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for BOC Certified Athletic Trainers.  This program has been approved for a maximum of 7.0 hours of Essential continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the CE activity.  BOC Approved Provider Number: P3362    Number of hours actually participated:  7.0

This program has been approved by the Arkansas Board of Physical Therapy for 7.0 contact hours and it 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 7.0 NBCOT© Professional Development Units).

This program has been approved by CoxHealth Trauma Services for 3.5 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 at the end of the program.  

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 education@coxcollege.edu.

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Brad Bearden, Sergeant
Criminal Investigator, Division of Drug and Crime Control
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Troop D

Brian Biggers, MD
Crighton, Olive, & Dunn
Springfield, MO

Angela Ford, RN, MPA
Assistant Professor
Cox College
Springfield, MO

Patrick Lord, PsyD
Springfield, MO

Pediatric Trauma Coordinator/SANE Coordinator, Trauma Services
Springfield, MO 

Glenda Miller, MPH, BSH, BC-PHCNS  
Collaborative Care Coordinator, Cardiovascular Services
Springfield, MO 

Kayce Morton, DO
Pediatric Hospitalist
Springfield, MO

All speakers 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 from this activity.
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Barb Adams, BSW, ACM
Social Worker

Glenda Adams, RPh
Staff Pharmacist

Amanda Eddington, CCLS, CPST
Child Life Specialist

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

Glenda Manuel, MSN, RN
Staff Nurse, Pediatrics/PICU

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

Marian Michaliszyn
Chaplain, Pastoral Care

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

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

Neonatal Transport Team, Respiratory Care Services

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

Megan Thimmesch, BSN, RN
Staff Nurse, Pediatrics/PICU

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

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 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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015, non-smoking rooms are $81 per evening for hotel stays during August 25 & 26, 2015. After July 26, 2015, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis and will be charged at the current hotel rates.

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US Army Health Care
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Cox Air Care
Cox College
Ronald McDonald House
Camp Barnabas
CoxHealth Center for Prosthetics and Orthotics
CoxHealth Child Adolescent Psychiatric Unit
B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse)
Lost and Found Grief Center
MO Dept. of Health and Senior Services Bureau of Immunization Assessment and Assurance
The Victim Center
CoxHealth Child Life
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