Past NICU Conferences

UPDATE (5/3/18):  **Neonatal Simulation track option is full.**  Please join us for the general conference sessions.  Look forward to seeing you there.


2018 LLUCH Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Conference

Thursday, June 7, 2018

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

7 CEUs

Conference Venue

DoubleTree San Bernardino

 

 

DoubleTree Hotel San Bernardino (formerly Hilton)

285 E Hospitality Ln., San Bernardino, CA 92408

*Complimentary parking provided. Group rate available.

LLU Centennial Complex

 

 

Loma Linda University Medical Simulation Center

24760 Stewart St., Centennial Complex 4th Floor, Loma Linda, CA 92350

*Complimentary shuttle provided at designated zones for sim lab attendees.


Conference Description

This one-day, multidisciplinary conference is designed for those seeking an overview of neonatal and pediatric transports, seeking knowledge regarding assessments, care, and stabilization of neonates and pediatric patients prior to transport for higher levels of care, and seeking to cultivate their career development as a neonatal and pediatric healthcare provider. The conference will address situational awareness, recognizing signs and symptoms for NAT, surgical emergencies, difficulty airways, as well as, acute life-threatening conditions.  Learners will have an opportunity to discuss the importance of debriefing, clear communication, self-care, and the future of transport.  (Conference Brochure | Register)

CEs for:  ANCC, APA, BRN, CAPE, Physical Therapy Board of California, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. 


For additional information, call Staff Development at 909-558-3500 or ext. 33500


Conference Objectives

  • Define situational awareness to promote safety in different environments
  • Discuss recognition and management of signs and symptoms of NAT
  • Describe management of surgical emergencies prior to transfer
  • Determine how to identify difficult pediatric airways
  • Describe management difficult pediatric airways
  • Discuss recognition of abnormal vs. normal neonatal and pediatric X-ray findings
  • Discuss how to manage and stabilize infants using S.T.A.B.L.E prior to transfer
  • Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill or injured infant and child
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests
  • Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable pediatric patient
  • Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions
  • Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and prepare for optimal transfer
  • Discuss how to manage unexpected negative outcomes in the neonatal/pediatric populations and self-care
  • Discuss future opportunities for neonatal/pediatric populations

Simulation Lab Objectives (pre-registered Sim Lab attendee session)

You will participate in at least one multidisciplinary simulation.  Participants will be shuttled to and from the conference site to Loma Linda University Medical Simulation Center.  Each scenario has multiple learning objectives that will include at least one from each category below:

  • Knowledge base
    • Neonatal resuscitation
    • Causes of respiratory distress in an intubated and non-intubated neonate
    • Dosing and administration of medications
  • Technical skills
    • Newborn physical examination
    • Bag/mask ventilation
    • Endotracheal intubation
    • Umbilical line placement
  • Behavioral skills
    • Know your environment – people, supplies, equipment, skill set of team members
    • Anticipate and plan
    • Assume the leadership role – leaders needs to see ‘big picture’
    • Communicate effectively – closed loop communication, SBAR
    • Distribute work load optimally – what tasks need to be accomplished and which team members are best suited for those tasks
    • Allocate attention wisely
    • Utilize all available information
    • Call for help early enough – when to call for help and what type of help is needed
    • Maintain professional behavior

*Simulation lab attendees will be pre-assigned to the respective neonatal and pediatric sessions.


Exhibitors



 
 

Conference Schedule, Presentation Handouts & Evaluations

Handouts and Evaluations are found below within the conference schedule.  All conference sessions will be recorded and available after the conference.

Time

Neonatal Track

(University/Inland Rooms)

Pediatric Track

(Arrowheard Room)

Neonatal Simulation Track* Pediatric Simulation Track*
7:00-7:30 Registration/Exhibitors/Breakfast
7:30-7:40 Introductions
7:40-8:10

Welcome

Jennifer McDonald

8:10-8:40

Neonatal Assessments on Transport

Lisa Kirby, NNP

8:40-9:15

Pediatric Assessments on Transport

Dr. Sonea Qureshi

9:20-10:20

Non-accidental Trauma (NAT)

Dr. Shamel Abd-Allah

10:20-10:50 Break/Exhibitors
10:45 Registered N1 sim lab participants will meet in the front at DoubleTree’s Courtyard Conference Shuttle Zone.
10:50-12:00

Surgical Emergencies

Dr. Don Moores

Difficult Airways

Dr. Jason Gatling

High Risk Deliveries (N1)*

Dr. Tabitha Solomon

 
12:00 Registered N1 sim lab participants will be picked up from LLUMC Simulation Lab’s Conference Shuttle Zone.
12:00-1:00 Lunch/Exhibitors
12:45 Registered N2A & N2B / P1 sim lab participants will meet in the front at DoubleTree’s Courtyard Conference Shuttle Zone.
1:05-2:15

Shedding Light on Neonatal X-Rays

Barb Mordue, NNP

Chest X-Rays & Case Studies

Dr. Carlo Manalo

High Risk Deliveries (N2A)*

Dr. Aprille Febre

Challenging transport diagnosis and airway management (P1)*

Dr. Sonea Qureshi, Theresa Doran RN, Victor Bannis RCP

High Risk Deliveries (N2B)*

Dr. Tabitha Solomon

2:10 Registered N3A & N3B / P2 sim lab participants will meet in the front at DoubleTree’s Courtyard Conference Shuttle Zone.
2:15 Registered N2A & N2B / P1 sim lab participants will be picked up from LLUMC Simulation Lab’s Conference Shuttle Zone.
2:20-3:30

S.T.A.B.L.E. Overview

Stephanie Sotelo, RN BSN

PFCCS Overview

Dr. Cynthia Tinsley

High risk deliveries (N2A)*

Dr. Aprille Febre

Challenging transport diagnosis and airway management (P2)*

Dr. Sonea Qureshi, Theresa Doran RN, Victor Bannis RCP

High risk deliveries (N2B)*

Dr. Tabitha Solomon

3:30 Registered N3A & N3B / P2 sim lab participants will be picked up from LLUMC Simulation Lab’s Conference Shuttle Zone.
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-4:15

Self-Care After Handling Difficult Transports

Leandra McHargue, RN BSN

4:15-4:30

Future of Maternal Transports

Dr. Courtney Martin

4:33-4:48

Future of ECMO Transports

Dr. Farrukh Mirza

4:50-5:00

Conclusion

Overall Conference Evaluation

*Pre-registered simulation lab attendees.  Simulation lab attendees will be pre-assigned to neonatal (N1, N2A, N2B, N3A, or N3B) and pediatric sessions (P1 or P2).


Conference Hotel

LLUCH Transport Team has secured a limited block of rooms at a special discounted rate from June 6-7, 2018.  The negotiated room rate expires May 23, 2018.  After that time, availability will be limited and higher rates may apply.

Click for LLUCH Transport Conference Group Rate ($139/night).


Directions

The DoubleTree (formerly Hilton) is situated near the intersection of U.S. Interstate Highway 10 and U.S. Interstate Highway 215.

From U.S. Interstate Highway 10 going east: Take the Waterman North exit to the first traffic light at the intersection with Hospitality Lane. Turn left on Hospitality Lane.  Proceed past the hotel first traffic signal west of the hotel, make a U-turn at the traffic signal.  Turn right into the hotel parking lot.

From Interstate 10 going west: Exit at Waterman Avenue and proceed to the first traffic light at the intersection with Hospitality Lane. Turn left on Hospitality Lane and proceed 2 blocks west.  
Proceed past the hotel first traffic signal west of the hotel, make a U-turn at the traffic signal.  Turn right into the hotel parking lot.

 

Weather/Conference Attire

San Bernardino's average high in June is 89°F and its average low is 58°F. Meeting room temperatures tend to vary; please bring a light sweater or jacket to all meetings.


2017 LLUCH Care of the Newborn Brain Symposium - Neuro NICU


Course Description

This multidisciplinary conference is designed for health care providers interested in understanding perinatal diagnoses and their etiologies, increasing diagnostic skills in assessing high-risk infants, and discussing issues that surround the age of viability. Attendees will learn about pre and postnatal best practices through utilizing a team approach in planning care of both mother and baby. Evidence-based practices, including provision of family-centered care before, during and after birth, and sometimes infant dying and death, will be discussed. The need for a small baby unit will be described, highlighting the necessity of neurodevelopmental care to improve all health outcomes. (Conference Brochure | Register)

CEs for:  ANCC, APA, BRN, CAPE, CHES & MCHES, Physical Therapy Board of California, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. 


For additional information, call Staff Development at 909-558-3500 or ext. 33500


Course Objectives

  • Describe the challenges in accurate diagnosis of neonatal seizures
  • Identify which groups of neonates are at highest risk for seizures
  • Describe challenges to forming secure parent-infant attachments in the NICU and how it affects brain development in all babies
  • Demonstrate graded sensory input, contingent on infant’s neurobehavioral responses
  • Evaluate infant specific positioning needs based on age, diagnosis and neurobehavioral presentation of infant
  • Provide an overview of the anti-seizure medications used in the NICU, their mechanism of action, potential interactions with other medications and long-term outcome data
  • Review normal neonatal neuroanatomy
  • Discuss common neonatal neuropathology using interactive case presentations
  • Describe the indications and prognostic value of neuromonitoring with EEG, aEEG, and NIRS and neuro-imaging with cranial ultrasound and MRI during the neonatal period, and when applicable in early childhood
  • Discuss the biologic rationale for therapeutic hypothermia to treat hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
  • Describe screening, eligibility criteria, adjuvant therapy, and evaluation for therapeutic hypothermia
  • Determine when to call the cooling center for possible transfer and initiation of cooling measures
  • Review possible side-effects associated with body cooling
  • Elaborate on the indications for surgical interventions for neonatal IVH
  • Discuss the morbidity and outcomes of high grade neonatal IVH
  • Explain the basis for and limitations of aEEG monitoring
  • Name the 5 background patterns for aEEG and their classification a normal vs. abnormal
  • Describe the neurodevelopmental (ND) & neurobehavioral problems in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD)
  • Describe school performance problems in childhood and adolescence
  • Discuss the goals of care over the life-span of persons with neurodevelopmental impairment
  • Describe the wide spectrum of developmental trajectories amongst persons with neurodevelopmental impairment
  • Explain how the experience in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit influences the trajectory and the narrative of a family affected by neurodevelopmental impairment

Exhibitors


Presentation Handouts

DIAGNOSIS & MANAGEMENT OF NEWBORN SEIZURES by Dr. Courtney Wusthoff 

NEONATAL SEIZURES CASES by Dr. Courtney Wusthoff  

HOW PARENTS-INFANT ATTACHMENT AFFECTS BRAIN DEVELOPMENT by Dr. Raylene Phillips

NEURODEVELOPMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF HEAD POSITIONING by Dr. Stacey Belliard

aEEG/NIRS by Dr. Alexis Davis

IMAGING OF THE NEONATAL BRAIN by Dr. Sheri Harder

HIE & THERAPEUTIC HYPOTHERMIA: WHERE WE STARTED & THE ROAD AHEAD by Dr. Alexis Davis

CASE STUDIES: HIE by Dr. Anamika Mukherjee

NEUROSURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF IVH by Dr. Alexander Zouros

SEIZURE MEDICATIONS by Dr. David Michelson

NEUROCONSEQUENCES OF CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE by Dr. Donna Goff

CEREBRAL PALSY by Dr. Young-Min Kim

No slides available.


Post-Symposium Opportunity (free)

Come join us after the symposium!  We will be holding an educational opportunity with Tortle the day after the symposium, Thursday, September 14th, from 10:00-11:00 AM, in Children's Hospital Room 1830.


More about our Neuro NICU Program

Neuro NICU at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital


 

2016 LLUCH Perinatal-Neonatal Conference

Course Description

This multidisciplinary conference is designed for health care providers interested in understanding perinatal diagnoses and their etiologies, increasing diagnostic skills in assessing high-risk infants, and discussing issues that surround the age of viability. Attendees will learn about pre and postnatal best practices through utilizing a team approach in planning care of both mother and baby. Evidence-based practices, including provision of family-centered care before, during and after birth, and sometimes infant dying and death, will be discussed. The need for a small baby unit will be described, highlighting the necessity of neurodevelopmental care to improve all health outcomes.

For additional information, call Staff Development at 909-558-3500 or ext. 33500

Course Objectives

  • To identify the importance of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team approach in developing a plan of care for mother and baby before and after birth.
  • To discuss perinatal diagnosis conference case reviews demonstrating the benefits of open communication and whole person care.
  • To discuss pre-term labor and delivery.
  • To discuss family-centered developmental care throughout the perinatal and neonatal period with focus on parent-infant attachment.
  • To describe common responses of family members who are facing grief.
  • To discuss interventions that will help meet family needs.
  • To identify factors influencing a child’s understanding of death.
  • To discuss parents in their experience of perseverance through an unexpected journey in the NICU.
  • To apply evidence-based research into practice through integration of protocols and guidelines for a small baby unit.

Presentation Handouts

Perinatal Diagnosis Conference Case Studies - Slides

Pre-term Labor and Delivery - Slides

Age of Viability - Slides

Family-centered Developmental Care - Slides (black & white)

Family-centered Developmental Care - Slides (color)

The Empty Cradle: Family-centered Bereavement Care - Slides

The Makings of a Small Baby Unit - Slides

 

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