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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, asthma, coping in our young, drug overdose, self-care for grieving caregivers, and pediatric trauma assessment. Pediatric nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, EMT-P’s and others interested in healthcare needs of children are invited to attend.

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.

Conference Syllabus

(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
08:00 – 08:50 Pediatric Trauma
Timothy Woods, MD, FACS

  • Identify the epidemiology of pediatric trauma
  • Describe Pediatric Trauma Scores and how they assist in the principles and approach to care
  • Discuss how the ABCs of trauma care can be made easy
08:50 – 9:50 Effects of domestic violence on children

  • Discuss the long term affects on children who witness domestic violence
9:50 – 10:05 Break/vendor displays
10:05 – 11:05 Self-Care: It’s a Necessity, Not a Luxury
Karen Scott, EdD

  • Identify & practice effective strategies for managing work-related compassion fatigue & grief.
11:05 – 11:55 Asthma Control Issues
Michelle Dickens, RN, FNP-C, AE-C

  • Identify five common reasons for uncontrolled asthma in children.
  • Demonstrate proper inhaler technique.
11:55 – 12:55 p.m Lunch provided on site
12:55 – 1:55 Prescription Overdose
Kathy Hahn, RPh, CSPI

  • Recognize the functions and appropriate use of the Missouri Poison Center.
  • Describe the concept of toxidromes and presentation of the “Classic Toxidromes.”
1:55 – 3:15 Treatment of the Suicidal/Self-Harming Adolescent Patient
Patrick Lord, PsyD

  • Identify age specific factors involved suicidal/self-injurious adolescents.
  • Describe similarities and differences between suicidal and self-harming behavior in adolescents.
  • Outline several intervention/coping strategies employed when treating the self-destructive adolescent patient.
3:15 -3:30 Break/vendor displays
03:30 – 04:30 Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A)
Desert Rat

  • Identify what BACA does
  • Explain to others what BACA does
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 6.01 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.”

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 2.5 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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BACA Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.)

Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence. We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner; however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.
Michelle Dickens Michelle Dickens, RN, FNP-C, AE-C
Nurse Practitioner, Certified Asthma Educator
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic AllergySpringfield, MOMichelle Dickens RN FNP-C AE-C is a nurse practitioner and certified asthma educator. An NP since 1997, she has been specializing in asthma care and education for patients of all ages for over 15 years. She currently practices at the Ferrell-Duncan Clinic Department of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, where she serves as the coordinator of the CoxHealth Asthma Clinic.
Kathy Hahn Kathy Hahn, RPh, CSPI
Professional Education Coordinator/CSPI
Missouri Poison Control
St. Louis, MOKathy Hahn received her bachelors of science in pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2000. Since graduating she has been a pharmacist in various healthcare settings from inpatient, to long term care, to retail including compounding pharmacy. In 2012 Ms. Hahn became a Certified Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI). Since 2010 Kathy has been serving as the Professional Education Coordinator/CSPI at Missouri Poison Center in St. Louis, MO.
Patrick Lord Patrick Lord, PsyD
Springfield, MODr. Lord graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 1981 with a BS. He graduated from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology with a Master of Arts with Distinction in 1988 continuing on to graduate with a Doctor of Psychology, Cum Laude honors in 1994. His career began in psychology as a psychiatric technician at Springfield Park Central Hospital in 1980. He continued in the psychology field through his education to now where he is a clinical psychologist, Child/Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry at CoxHealth. Dr. Lord also serves as adjunct faculty in the Psychology department at Missouri State University.
Lana Martin Lana Martin, BSN, RN, TCRN, CEN, CPEN, CPST-I
Pediatric Trauma Coordinator/SANE Coordinator
Trauma Services, CoxHealth
Springfield, MOLana Martin graduated in 1996 with her Associate Degree in Nursing and EMT-P, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Cox College in 2013. After graduating with her associate she began working at Texas Children’s Hospital as a RN in the Emergency Department. In 2000 she became the Director of Matrix Healthcare Services, Inc. as well as took travel assignments including a two-year assignment at Mercy St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, MO. In 2009, Lana became the Unit Educator at Cox South Emergency Department, then the Trauma Nurse Clinician for Trauma Services where she most recently was named as the Pediatric Trauma Coordinator while serving as the SANE Coordinator.
Karen Scott Karen Scott, EdD
Director of Program Development
Lost & Found Grief Center
Springfield, MODr. Karen Scott is the Director of Program Development, Executive Director Emeritus, and co-founder of Lost & Found Grief Center, a non-profit in Springfield, MO which provides grief support and trauma services to families from 23 counties in Southwest Missouri. Dr. Scott is a recognized grief expert with over 30 years’ experience in the field of bereavement. She develops programs for Lost & Found Grief Center, trains coordinators & volunteers, develops group materials, and provides consultation to area businesses, educational seminars, and publications on grief and trauma. She recently led a successful campaign to raise $2.3 million for a new, larger facility at 1555 S. Glenstone, which more than doubles the organization’s capacity for grief support services.
Dr. Scott was also employed by Springfield Public Schools for 31 years, where she worked as a teacher, counselor, and Director of Student Support Services. She developed and led the district Crisis Response Team and provided crisis response and grief training for counselors throughout Missouri and other states. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Trauma Specialist, and is an adjunct professor at Drury University, where she has taught for more than 20 years. She received a Doctorate from St. Louis University.
Tim Woods Timothy Woods, MD, FACS
Medical Director Trauma Services
Springfield, MODr. Tim Woods completed medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha. He completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at Wright State University Department of Surgery in Dayton, Ohio, where he was also the Chief Resident in General Surgery. Dr. Woods is currently Trauma Medical Director at CoxHealth in Springfield, Missouri and practices at Ferrell-Duncan Clinic in Springfield.

All speakers except Timothy Woods, MD 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.

Timothy Woods, MD has indicated that he DOES have a significant financial interest or affiliation with Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. by way of Speaker’s Bureau. There was no conflict identified that would exclude him from the planning process.

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Barb Adams, BSW, ACM
Social Worker

Glenda Adams, RPh
Staff Pharmacist

Julie Chambers, RN, BSN, MSN, CPN
Staff Nurse, Pediatrics/PICU

Morgan Conrad, BS, CCLS, CPST
Certified Child Life Specialist, Child Life Services

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

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

Marian Michaliszyn
Chaplain, Pastoral Care

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

Leanne Porter, RN, BC, BSN
Staff Nurse, Pediatrics/PICU

Neonatal Transport Team, Respiratory Care Services

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

Jane Thomas, BSN, RN
Conference 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 15, 2016 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 15 – August 23, 2016 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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Special rates are available for CoxHealth conference participants at the following hotels. Ask for the CoxHealth 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 23, 2016, non-smoking deluxe double or deluxe king rooms are $81 or $91 for poolside, per evening for hotel stays during August 22 through 24, 2016

After July 23, 2016, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis and will be charged at the current hotel rates.

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Armstrong Medical, Inc


Mid – America Transplant Services
Missouri Poison Center
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.)
Child Advocacy Center
The Victim Center

CoxHealth Vendors

Trauma Services
Child Life Services
Cox Air Care
CoxHealth EMS
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