Education at the spn annual conference

With over 55 sessions in 6 different tracks, the SPN 28th Annual Conference has something for every pediatric nurse!

For Attendees

For Presenters

Continuing Education Information


Activity Title:
   2018 SPN Annual Conference

Date:   April 5-8, 2018

Target Audience:  Pediatric nurses including bedside nurses, clinical nurse specialists, nursing professional development practitioners, pediatric & family nurse practitioners, academic faculty, and administrators. 

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending the SPN Annual Conference, attendees will be able to:

  • Collaborate with others in the pediatric nursing specialty for growth of professional network.
  • Share best practices that enhance patient experience, quality care, cost reduction, and promote healthy work environments.
  • Implement new knowledge to promote best practice in the organizational setting.
  • Create a professional development plan through networking and participation in educational sessions.

Continuing Education: 

Society of Pediatric Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 22.75

Requirements for Obtaining Contact Hours:

  1. Register for and attend conference.
  2. Complete online attestation of attendance at sessions claimed for contact hours.
  3. Complete online evaluation for each session attended.

For further information, email info@pedsnurses.org or call 312-321-5154.

Thursday, April 5

Friday, April 6

A Patient’s Perspective: The Unspoken Role Nurses Play in Sustaining Life
Track: Conference Events
Friday, Apr 6th (8:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
A Biomechanical Approach to Evaluating the Severity of Head Injuries from Pediatric Patient Falls
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (9:45 AM - 10:45 AM)
DAT: A Research-Based Web Tool for Predicting Child Response to a Painful Procedure and Training Parents to be a Distraction Coach
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (9:45 AM - 10:45 AM)
Nurse-Led Home Visits for Children with Medical Complexity
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (9:45 AM - 10:45 AM)
Using Simulation Based Testing to Bridge the Knowledge and Experience Gaps when Moving into a New Children's Hospital
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (9:45 AM - 10:45 AM)
Walk a Mile in My Shoes; Improving Employee Engagement & Interprofessional Relationships
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (9:45 AM - 10:45 AM)
An Innovative Approach to Expose High School Students to Pediatric Nursing Careers
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Childhood Bullying: Assessment Practices and Predictive Factors Associated with Assessing for Bullying by School Nurses
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Medication Transition for Transgender Youth
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Policy, Procedure, and Record, Oh My! An Evidence-Based Practice Project to Comprehensively Update Moderate Procedural Sedation for Pediatric Nurses
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Sensory alert techniques, assessment and resources program
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Binge Drinking: Implications for Pediatric Patients and Their Families
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (11:40 AM - 12:10 PM)
An Integrative review of the risks and benefits of swaddling healthy, full term infants
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (11:40 AM - 12:10 PM)
Building a Culture of Caring and Empowerment
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (11:40 AM - 12:10 PM)
Central Venous Catheter Policy and Practice Standardization and Education: Challenges, Successes, and Raising Awareness
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (11:40 AM - 12:10 PM)
Developing the affect to optimize the effect: Getting to the WHY
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (11:40 AM - 12:10 PM)
Advancing Children’s Healthcare in a Politically Charged Environment
Track: Conference Events
Friday, Apr 6th (1:30 PM - 2:45 PM)
Are You Ready For This?: Respiratory Emergency Simulation with Medically Complex Children
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Clean Hands, Safe Kids: Improving Parent and Visitor Hand Hygiene Compliance on Pediatric Acute Care Units
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
From the Bottom to the Top
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Managing a psychiatric diagnosis on an acute care floor: The development and implementation of a protocol to manage patients with anorexia nervosa in an acute care inpatient setting
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Writing for Publication
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Friday, Apr 6th (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Posters with Authors: Even Numbered Posters
Track: Conference Events
Friday, Apr 6th (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Children's Hospital Colorado Tour
Track: Conference Events
Friday, Apr 6th (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

Saturday, April 7

SPN Leadership Meet & Greet
Track: Conference Events
Saturday, Apr 7th (7:00 AM - 7:30 AM)
Teen Drinking and Drug Use: Pointers and Pearls for Pediatric Nurses
Track: Conference Events
Saturday, Apr 7th (8:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
Leading Development of Pediatric Nursing Residency Competencies
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (9:45 AM - 10:15 AM)
Quality Care from Chaos
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (9:45 AM - 10:15 AM)
Recognition and Management of Infiltration/Extravasation of Peripheral IV Lines
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (9:45 AM - 10:15 AM)
Social Ecological Factors and Parental Barriers to Childhood Immunizations – When Parents Say, "Too Many Shots"
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (9:45 AM - 10:15 AM)
There’s a Test for That: Utilizing Personality Types of Adolescents and Parents to Increase Plan of Care Compliance
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (9:45 AM - 10:15 AM)
Better Together: Families in Partnership for Patient Safety
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (10:25 AM - 10:55 AM)
In Sync: Bringing Nursing and Child Life Together Using Lean Processes to Improve the Pediatric Experience
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (10:25 AM - 10:55 AM)
Is Online Teaching of Sleep Strategies to Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sleep Problems as Effective as Face-to-Face Education?
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (10:25 AM - 10:55 AM)
Preventing CLABSI's and Empowering Families: Standardizing Patient/Family Centered Education for Central Line Care at Home
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (10:25 AM - 10:55 AM)
Self-Reported Self-Management Needs of Transitioning Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
Track: 30 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (10:25 AM - 10:55 AM)
Posters with Authors: Odd Numbered Posters
Track: Conference Events
Saturday, Apr 7th (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Behavioral Health in the ED: An LCSW Program Implementation to Improve Continuity of Care.
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (12:45 PM - 1:45 PM)
Get the App: Creating Professional Abstracts, Presentations, and Publications
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (12:45 PM - 1:45 PM)
Hot topics in pediatric nursing: Issues impacting pediatric healthcare
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (12:45 PM - 1:45 PM)
Is Impaired Cerebrovascular Autoregulation associated with Neurodevelopmental Delays in Preoperative Neonates with Congenital Heart Disease?
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (12:45 PM - 1:45 PM)
MRI Scheduling for the Pediatric Specialty Care Team: A Lean Six Sigma Project
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (12:45 PM - 1:45 PM)
Addressing Incivility in the Workplace: Creating a Healthy Work Environment
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Coaching for Safety: The Impact of Peer Coaching
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Drawing My Story: Children's Experiences in the Hospital
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Pediatric Sedation Service with a Nurse Driven Nitrous Oxide Program
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Pediatric Simulation in the Hospital Setting: Providing a Pinnacle Experience to Nursing Students
Track: 60 Minute Podium
Saturday, Apr 7th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Integrating Behavior Management into Care: Everyone’s Job!
Track: Conference Events
Saturday, Apr 7th (3:30 PM - 4:45 PM)
Awards Gala and Networking Reception
Track: Conference Events
Saturday, Apr 7th (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Sunday, April 8