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SPN offers live webinars that give you the chance to engage in dialogue with the presenter. Pre-register for a live webinar by clicking the link under each Upcoming Webinar. All webinars are recorded and uploaded to the Online Education Center, allowing you the flexibility to earn contact hours on your schedule. All webinars are FREE for SPN members and $40 for non-members, unless otherwise noted. 

Each webinar has a corresponding survey that must be completed in order to download your certificate of credit. Visit the SPN Online Education Center to claim your credit for any live or recorded webinar. See the instructions below for a step-by-step process.

Upcoming Webinars

Clinical Practice Guidelines on Concussions
Peggy Zysk
Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 12:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: Proper concussion diagnosis and management are vital to providing the best patient outcomes.  Join this webinar and learn about the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Concussion in the Pediatric and Adolescent Patient. The Society of Pediatric Nurses published these guidelines in November 2019 apply these evidence-based guidelines in your practice.

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Moving the Needle for LGBTQ Youth: Effective Practices to Promote Well-Being
Ellen Kahn, MSS
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 12:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: The webinar content will build knowledge on how best to assess the sexual orientation and gender identity of patients, to identify any specific health or safety risks related to these identities, and to effectively educate and engage parents and other providers in affirming LGBTQ youth identities.  This webinar is especially valuable for pediatric nurses as they often have limited access to this subject matter both pre and post-licensure programs and there are emerging data and evolving approaches to practice that can greatly move their practice forward.

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Diabetes in the Pediatric Population: Where we Have Been and Where we are Going
Rebecca Crespi, RN, MSN, CPNP, CDE
Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 6:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: This webinar will assist the pediatric nurse in reviewing the pathophysiology of diabetes (with a focus on T1DM) and move on to recognizing symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and the causes of hypo and hyperglycemia and how to treat each. The webinar will also review the most up-to-date diabetes technology available for the pediatric population.

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Akron Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Services: An Evolutional Journey to Integration
Jayme Speight, MSN, RN-BC
Douglas W. Straight, MA Ed., LPCC-S
Tuesday, December 3, 11:00 am CT 
1.0 Contact Hour

Healthcare facilities have seen a rise in behavioral health needs in the pediatric population. Given that our young population is more likely to engage in risky behavior, it is important that mental health services and treatments be made available and accessible. A timely response to the mental health needs of youth can prevent them from entering adulthood in crisis.” Attend this webinar and learn how one hospital integrated behavioral health into the system.

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Holistic Self-care for Nurses: Caring for Ourselves to Improve the Care for Others
Kathy Holloway, DNP, MA, RN, CNE, AHN-BC
Monday, October 7, 12:00 pm CT 
1.0 Contact Hour

We all know self-care is important, yet we don’t apply strategies in our busy lives. Attend this webinar to learn how to incorporate self-care strategies into your busy life. This presentation is designed for working nurses that also have busy lives outside of work. It is applicable to all specialties and all levels of experience. The content will add to the participant's knowledge in the area of self-care and why self-care is vital to providing high-quality care to others.

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Convert your Abstract into a Publishable Paper for the Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Cecily Lynn Betz, PhD, RN, FAAN
Sandra Mott, PhD, RN-BC, CPN
Monday, August 26, 12:00 pm CT 
1.0 Contact Hour

Calling all future current or past poster presenters. Attend this webinar and learn how to take your poster to publication. Step into publishing your poster by attending this webinar 

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E-cigarettes, Vaping & JUULing: What Pediatric Nurses Need to Know
Karen Goldschmidt PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 11:00 am CT 
1.0 Contact Hour

The use of e-cigarettes/vaping among teens has become a public health crisis which has the potential to create another generation addicted to nicotine. This Webinar will provide an overview of e-cigarettes/vaping and the associated health concerns. It’s important for healthcare providers to know what the different devices look like, and to consider what messaging teens may will relate to in educational programs or advocacy campaigns to help them to quit.

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Caring for Gender Expansive Youth
Angela Turpin, MD
Monday, February 25
1.0 Contact Hour

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the care of the transgender youth. This webinar provides information regarding treatment guidelines and providing patient-sensitive care. Learn recommendations you can incorporate into your practice as a pediatric nurse.

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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th Edition
Kathie Kobler, PhD, APRN, PCNS-BC, CHPPN, FPCN
Wednesday, March 13
1.0 Contact Hour

This webinar will provide the pediatric nurse a thorough review of the NCP Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th Edition, with special attention to pediatric-related criteria. Content will include: an overview of palliative care provision, Guidelines background and 4th Edition processes, 4th Edition domains and content, clinical practice examples, and 4th Edition Guidelines implementation.

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Abstract Writing and Movie Trailers: What Hollywood Can Teach You About Writing Successful Abstracts
Gayla Huffman, DNP, RN-BC, CPN
Wednesday, April 10
1.0 Contact Hour

Writing an abstract can be a daunting process if unfamiliar with the process.   In this webinar, participants will learn the key components of a successful abstract, how to avoid common mistakes and leave the abstract reviewers wanting to learn more.

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SPN Special Interest Groups
Ashley Van Drunen, MN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPN
Jennifer Lombardi, MBA, BSN, RN NE-BC
Carolyn Ziebert, DNP, RN, PCNS-BC
Wednesday, June 12
1.0 Contact Hour

Learn what the SPN's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) can provide for you as a member. SIGs provide an opportunity to expand knowledge, increase leadership skills, help plan targeted educational offerings, and network with other SPN members of similar interests, areas of specialization or practice settings. 

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How to Claim Credit for Webinars

  1. First, log in to your SPN account to access the SPN Online Education Center.
  2. Once you are there, click on the Course Catalog, and locate the recording. Add the recording to your Shopping Cart and complete the transaction. Note: SPN members will not be charged for any webinar purchase.
  3. Return to your My Learning tab and launch the course to access the module survey.
  4. In your My Learning tab under Grades, your certificate will appear.

Contact the SPN National Office with any other questions or concerns about SPN webinars.


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