The annual meeting of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) was convened at Yale University School of Nursing (YSN) on Friday, October 30, 2009. NAPNAP is the professional association for pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and other advanced practice nurses who care for children.
The conference was attended by PNPs, pediatric nurses, and nursing students, who gathered from around the state for a day of networking and educational sessions. Patricia Ryan-Krause, MS, MSN, RN, CPNP, YSN Associate Professor, is the President of CT NAPNAP and organized the event with the goal of providing practical clinical information and networking opportunities.
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The conferences presentations included:
Aaron Carpenter, MDiv, MSN, CRNP, CPNP, works in emergency medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He described accidental injury, especially head trauma, as the leading cause of death among young people.
Michael Corjulo, APRN, CPNP, AE-C, the Health Services Coordinator for the Connecticut organizations ACES (Area Cooperative Educational Services), explained how advanced practice nurses can have a role as asthma educators.
Pat Jackson Allen, RN, MS, PNP, FAAN, YSN Professor and Specialty Director for the PNP program, gave an update of the H1N1 influenza virus, including symptoms, populations at risk for complications, testing and treatment.
Clair Kaplan, MSN, APRN, MHS, MT, Assistant Professor at YSN, spoke about the experience of gay and lesbian youth in relating to their primary care providers, and how a lack of honest communication can endanger adolescents’ health and safety.
Alison Moriarty Daley, MSN, APRN, PNP-BC, YSN Associate Professor, and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Yale-New Haven Hospital Adolescent Clinic, discussed treating and communicating about sexually transmitted infections with adolescent patients.
Kate Steven, MPH, MSN, APRN, from Connecticut Children’s Medical Center reported on anemia in primary care.