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Managing Pediatric Respiratory Conditions

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Faculty:
Stephen Jones
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Dec 08, 2016

Description

  • Urgent & Emergent Respiratory Situations
  • Upper vs. Lower Airway Conditions
  • Critical Assessment Clues to Cause
  • Pharmacological, Technological & Non-Pharmacological Management
  • Unique Airway Challenges in Children

I can’t breathe, my chest hurts, I can’t stop coughing... All of these sound familiar?

Children with respiratory conditions may present with acute illnesses, flare-ups of chronic conditions or life-threatening complications. Whether you have experience caring for them every day or find yourself intermittently expected to provide pediatric care, it is imperative to be prepared to identify the condition and intervene appropriately. Stephen Jones, MS, RN, PNP, ET, will provide you with the knowledge you need to manage the numerous respiratory conditions that affect pediatric patients. He will discuss the pharmacological, technological and non-pharmacological management for upper and lower respiratory conditions including critical assessment clues and emergency interventions. Attend this fast-paced, informative and upbeat seminar and you’re guaranteed to leave this day with the skills and knowledge you need to immediately improve outcomes for your pediatric patients.

 

Handouts

Outline

Pulmonary Assessment & the “5” Fingered Assessment

  • Adventitious Lung Sounds
  • Clubbing, Pallor & Cyanosis
  • Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve
  • Ventilation, Diffusion & Accessory Muscles
  • Diagnostics Consideration:
    • Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
    • Airway Clearance: Techniques & Technologies
    • The Do’s & Don’ts of Suctioning
    • What the Chest X-ray is Telling You
    • Lab Values: Normal vs. Baseline
    • Determining Critical Clues

Unique Airway Challenges

  • Pediatric Patient is not a Small Adult:
    • Anatomical and Physiological Differences
    • Increased Oxygen Consumption Rates
    • The Allergic Cascade
      • The Concept of Linked Airways
      • Airway Inflammation
    • Hygiene Hypothesis

Non-Pharmacological and Technological Management

  • Oxygen Therapy
    • Devices used for both low and high flow rates
  • Pulse Oximetry - What Does It Really Mean?
  • Chest X-ray interpretation
  • Mist/Humidification
  • Medication Delivery Devices
    • MDI/Spacer
    • Nebulizers
    • Dry Powder Inhalers (DPI)

Pharmacological Management

  • Inhaled
    • Antimicrobial
    • Anti-Inflammatory
    • Anti-Reactive
  • Topical
    • Antimicrobial
    • Anti-Inflammatory
    • Anti-Pyretic
  • Asthma Medications
    • Controller
    • Rescue
  • Steroids: IV vs. Oral
  • Antimicrobials
  • Antihistamines: First and Second Generation
  • Emergency Medications

Urgent & Emergent Respiratory Conditions

  • Tips for Quick Identification
  • Critical Interventions for:
    • Flail Chest
    • Rib Trauma
    • Pneumothorax
    • Anaphylactic Reaction
    • Foreign Body Aspiration
    • Status Asthmaticus

Identification & Treatment of Upper Airway Conditions

  • Tonsillitis
  • Laryngitis/Laryngospasm
  • Croup: “The Good, the Bad, the Ugly”

Risk Factors and Treatment Modalities for Lower Airway Conditions

  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • The 2 Cousins: RSV & Human Metapneumovirus
  • Asthma

 

 

Faculty

Stephen Jones, MS, RN, PNP, ET Related seminars and products: 5


Stephen Jones, MS, RN, PNP, ET, is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner and Enterostomal Therapist who practices fulltime at the Children’s Hospital-Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. In this role, Stephen cares for children in a variety of pediatric units, with both acute and chronic conditions, including the general pediatric units and PICU.

He also manages children with pulmonary conditions in the Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis clinics. As an Enterostomal therapist, Steve also consults in the NICU and various outpatient clinic settings for skin/wound/ostomy issues. Within his many roles, he interacts and deals with children with many and varied conditions. Within these roles, a good percentage of Steve’s time is spent in managing children with myriad types of upper and lower airway/pulmonary conditions, from acute to chronic conditions, including asthma, BPD, and Cystic Fibrosis, as well as children with mechanical ventilators.

Stephen is a published author, having written numerous chapters for textbooks and professional journal articles. In addition to his active clinical practice, Stephen is the founder of Pediatric Concepts, a company dedicated to providing quality pediatric educational events for healthcare professionals. Stephen holds undergraduate degrees from Union College and Skidmore College, while his graduate degree is from the University of Rochester.

He has been a frequent presenter on pediatric related topics and serves on speakers bureaus for a variety of pharmaceutical companies. He is a soughtafter speaker who has lectured extensively to diverse audiences throughout North America for over thirty years.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Stephen Jones is the founder of Pediatric Concepts. He has an employment relationship with The Children’s Hospital - Albany Medical Center. Mr. Jones receives speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Stephen Jones has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.