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Conferences, courses, and other events for Health Professionals interested in pediatrics and Children’s Minnesota.

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Grand Rounds: Children’s Oral Food Challenge Program: Nearly 10 years of collaboration between Pediatric Allergists and Hospitalist Nurse Practitioners

February 27, 2020, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

Cassandra Jones, APRN, CNP

Pediatric Certification Review Course

March 2, 2020 8 a.m. – March 3, 2020 4 p.m., Minneapolis

The Pediatric Nursing Certification (CPN & RN-BC) Review Course provides a comprehensive and up to date review of pediatric nursing care based on the pediatric nursing certification (CPN & RN-BC) exam content outlines. Participants receive information that will not only promote certification exam success but will also enhance clinical nursing practice.

Grand Rounds: Clinicopathologic Conference (CPC)

March 5, 2020, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

Vishal Naik, MD

Grand Rounds: Best practices in prescribing opioids and controlled substances in Pediatrics – Part 1

March 12, 2020, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD

Grand Rounds: Best practices in prescribing opioids and controlled substances in pediatrics – Part 2

March 19, 2020, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

Melanie Brown, MD

Clinical Ethics Boot Camp: Cultural and Religious Implications at End of Life

March 20, 2020 8 a.m. – March 21, 2020 1 p.m., Minneapolis

This year's two day Clinical Ethics Boot Camp will address the specific needs of patients facing end of life decision and religious based conflict. Participants will increase their competence by learning strategies to have end of life discussions when cultural or religious based conflicts arise. The boot camp will also give participants skills to recognize and respond to this kind of conflict.

Autism Conference: Driving inclusion in clinical care

March 27, 2020, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Minneapolis

The Autism Conference will provide information on health equity in autism care, creating an autism friendly health organization, identify how to detect sensory needs and interventions, and address new research findings.

Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (CBC) Prep Course & Certification Exam

April 2, 2020 7:30 a.m. – April 3, 2020 4:30 p.m., Minneapolis

Assisting Hand Assessment Testing (AHA Testing)

April 24, 2020 7:30 a.m. – April 26, 2020 4 p.m., Minneapolis

The Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA) is a frequently used evaluative tool to measure how effectively children with unilateral hand dysfunction actually use their involved hand to perform bimanual tasks. The course teaches the Assisting Hand Assessment, version 5.0 and is conducted in two steps. First, a two-and-a-half day training course include information about the test construct, testing procedure and scoring practice on a range of children from videos. A manual with detailed scoring criteria and a computer based scoring form is provided. To achieve certification, the participant is required to complete six additional cases and achieve satisfactory results. Some of the cases are videos delivered on a web based e-learning platform, and some are self-produced AHA play sessions. Individual feedback of these cases is provided.

Jill David Critical Care Conference

April 27, 2020, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Minneapolis

This one-day conference, supported by the Jill Davis Intensive Care Nursing Fund, is designed to enhance the knowledge and expertise of nurses caring for critically ill patients, with a focus on patients with alteration in cardiac function. Topics include mindfulness, ethics in the ICU, single ventricle treatment options, case reviews, family perspectives, hemodynamic monitoring, adult care in a pediatric unit, and an overview of challenges our patients face in adulthood.