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Caring for pediatric patients is a uniquely demanding calling. From prescribing safely to preventing injury to partnering with parents, you have a special role in your young patients' lives — one that requires both highly specialized knowledge and a broad skill set.

That's why we created the Pediatric Summit. Join us for an incredible 2-day program taught by a faculty team of 13 pediatric experts and learn about today's most cutting-edge, evidence-based interventions to treat all patients of all ages!

You will get...
  • Latest evidence-based guidelines from AAP, CDC, and other pediatric organizations!
  • Medication updates so you can prescribe and manage medications safely and confidently
  • Powerful management plans for even the most complex conditions including asthma, sepsis, seizures, headaches, and more
  • Latest insights on emerging topics including diagnosing and prescribing for ADHD, differentiating rashes, nutrition guidelines, and managing pain

Register today and earn up to 35 CE hours, including up to 6 Pharmacology CE hours to help you maintain your pediatric certification!

2023 Pediatric Summit

Powerful Insights in Pediatric Health Care
July 13–14, 2023
$1,999.85 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
Limited Time Only! Early Bird Pricing ends July 3, 2023


Earn up to 35.0 CE Hours, including up to 6.0 Pharmacology CE Hours
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Live Access Pass
You can earn up to 35 CE hours!
  • 2-day LIVE training (July 13–14, 2023)
  • Get your questions answered by leading experts
  • Online chat with colleagues across the country
  • Timely access to on-demand bonus sessions
  • 30-day recording access to the live summit sessions afterward*
On-Demand Pass
You can earn up to 35 CE hours!
  • Same amazing content
  • Unlimited access to all summit sessions
    (live sessions and bonus sessions)
  • Watch the videos at your own pace and schedule
  • Unlimited access to all handouts
  • Completely flexible learning for your busy schedule
*Please note you would need to watch the presentations that are being presented live in order to receive live credit.

  1. Developed to meet real-world needs of pediatric nurses and clinicians
  2. Lead by pediatric healthcare experts who are caring for children every day
  3. Evidence-based guidelines from the AAP, CDC, American Psychiatric Association, Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine, Global Initiative for Asthma, and more!
  4. Information that you can immediately apply in your practice
  5. The latest pharmacology guidelines and updates and the opportunity to earn up to 6.0 pharmacology CE Hours

See our amazing agenda and meet your pediatric healthcare expert speakers!


Thursday, July 13, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM Central

Maximize Your Message: Using Social Media to Influence Pediatric Health Care
Tommy Martin, MD
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Central
Why is It Important?
  • Stop Misinformation
  • Connect
  • Call to Create Content
What is your What and What Factor?
  • What does your why look like in content form = what?
  • What sets you apart from other people?
How to Implement
  • Just get Started
  • Be SMART
  • Remember Your Why
How Can You Apply in the Real World
  • View time is everything! MUST HAVE A GREAT HOOK
  • Engage with Followers
  • Find Your Niche
  • Follow Trends
  • Always go Back to Your WHY
  • Spread Love, Positivity, and Provide Value

Pediatric Respiratory Conditions: Challenges in Managing Upper versus Lower Airways
Stephen Jones, MS, RN, PNP, ET
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM Central
0.5 Pharmacology CE Hours
  • History taking and physical assessment
    Developmentally and age appropriate techniques, cause versus symptom and the “inflammatory response”, upper versus lower respiratory conditions, “5 Fingered assessment”
  • Non-pharmacological
    Airway/ENT medications, airway clearance, pulse oximeter, oxygen therapy, mist/humidification, asthma meds and devices used, chest physiotherapy
  • Pharmacological Choices: OTC versus prescription
    Antimicrobials (anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal), reactive airways: rescue versus controller medications, “cold and cough” medications
  • Laboratory Values: significance of numbers, CBC, RAST testing, Immunoglobins
  • Underlying Triggers: environmental, infectious, anatomical, hygiene hypothesis
  • Apnea: central and obstructive aly
  • Upper respiratory conditions
    • Pathophysiology of airways
    • Infectious ENT related: sinusitis, tonsillitis
    • Croup and laryngomalacia
    • Evidence based management
  • Lower respiratory conditions
    • Pathophysiology of airways
    • Infectious: bronchiolitis/RSV and HMV; pneumonia
    • Anatomical: asthma
    • Evidence based management; “step management” for asthma

Advanced Pediatric Lab and X-ray Interpretation
Maria Broadstreet, RN, MSN, APN
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Central
Why do we obtain X-rays?
  • Limitations/Indications
  • Anatomy considerations
Systemic Approach to Interpretation
  • Evaluating landmarks/views
  • Inspiration vs Expiration
  • Normal anatomy
  • Red flags
Understanding Pediatric Lab Values
  • Most common labs ordered
  • What is normal?
  • How interpretation is different than adults
  • Normal values
Pediatric Labs by System
  • CBC w/ differential
  • Newborn screening
  • Endocrine panels
  • Hematology
  • Cystic fibrosis/sweat testing
  • Kidney
  • Liver enzymes
  • Lipid profile
  • Allergy panels

Making Rash Decisions in Pediatrics:
The Common and not so Common

Marcia Clarke, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC
3:15 PM – 5:15 PM Central
0.5 Pharmacology CE Hours
  • Skin anatomy: histology, primary vs. secondary lesions, configuration
  • Diagnosing rashes: questions to ask parents, symptomatology, cultural considerations, contagious or not
  • Common rashes
    • Atopic dermatitis
    • Acne vulgaris
    • Disorders of the Scalp
    • Nail disorders
    • Neonatal Dermatology
    • Petechial Rashes
    • Diaper Dermatitis
  • Inflammatory Lesions
    • Drug eruptions
    • Viral exanthems and enanthems
    • Bacterial Skin Infections
    • Dermatitis
    • Allergic Reactions
  • Bites
    • What are the implications
    • Treatments- Antibiotic Decision Making
  • Rash Decisions
    • Case Studies- What is this: Is this an emergency?
    • Differential Diagnosis
    • Diagnostic Tests
    • Treatment

Friday, July 14, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM Central

Exploring the Autism Spectrum: Screening, Diagnosis, & Management in Children and Adolescents
Jean Waitneight, MSN, PMHNP-BC, PNP-BC
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Central
    Autism Spectrum
    • What is autism?
    • Epidemiology
    • Etiology
    Screening & Diagnosis of Autism
    • Screening in the primary care office
    • Developmental Milestones
    • When and where to refer for further evaluation
    • Diagnostic Criteria
Comorbidities Frequently Associated with Autism
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Neurological
  • Sleep Disorders
Treatment and Management of Challenges in Autism
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Educational interventions
  • Psychiatric/Medical Interventions
Psychopharmacology of Autism
  • Common medications
  • Indications for use

Neurological Challenges in the Pediatric Population
Lisa Keeler, MS, RN, CPNP-AC
11:15 AM – 1:15 PM Central
    Neurological Disorders
    • Congenital: genetic, chromosomal, metabolic, perinatal
    • Acquired: immune, infectious, trauma, neoplasm, cerebrovascular
    • Symptoms: poor muscle coordination, spasms, seizures, muscle tone issues, concentration issues – Delayed physical milestones, gait
    • Management Approaches
    • Febrile
    • Infantile Spasm
    • Epilepsy
Other conditions
  • Meningitis, encephalitis, encephalopathy
  • Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)
  • Spinal Muscular Dystrophy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Arteriovenous Malformation, Stroke, Aneurysm, Moya Moya
  • Brian Injury, bleeds
  • Brain Tumor
  • Myasthenia
  • Headache/Concussion, ASD

Emergency Care: Common Pediatric Patient Presentations
Theresa Pye, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CPEN
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central
0.5 Pharmacology CE Hours
Emergency Care vs. Primary Care Assessment
  • PAT / Initial impression
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Focused
Red Flags
  • Vital signs
  • Returns / Bounce Backs / Frequent Flyers
  • Pain
  • Suspicious Circumstances / Injuries
    • Ten-4-Faces P
Common Trauma Conditions:
  • Child with minor injuries
    • Fractures
    • Soft Tissue
    • Burns
Pearls of Wisdom
  • Pictures
  • Xray vs US
Common Medical Conditions:
  • Child with a respiratory complaint
    • Distress vs Failure
    • URI
    • Croup
    • Asthma
    • Bronchiolitis
    • Pneumonia
  • Child with a Neuro complaint
    • Seizure
    • Concussive Head Injury
  • Child with a GI complaint
    • Gastro
    • Appendicitis
    • Dehydration
    • Ingestion
  • Other
    • Submersion injuries

Pediatric Pain Management Essentials
Christie Strawley, DNP, CPNP-AC, FNP-C
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Central
0.5 Pharmacology CE Hours
The Importance of Understanding Pain
in Infants and Children
  • Historical context, inequities, and consequences of undermanaged pain
  • Pain physiology basics
  • Classifications of pain
  • Common painful conditions in children
  • Pain and child development
Pain Assessment in Children
  • Tools for pain assessment
  • Scales and limitations of scales
  • Joint Commission and pain assessment
  • Focus on function
Managing pain in children
  • Nonpharmacologic pain management
  • Analgesics: opioids and non-opioids
  • Adjuvants
  • Perioperative pain management: PCAs and regional anesthetics
Avoiding Pitfalls in Peds Pain Management
  • Barriers to appropriate pain assessment
  • Prescribing and Dosing considerations
  • Managing medication side effects
2023 Pediatric Summit Powerful Insights in Pediatric Health Care
July 13–14, 2023
$1,999.85 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
Limited Time Only! Early Bird Pricing ends July 3, 2023


Earn up to 35.0 CE Hours, including up to 6.0 Pharmacology CE Hours
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Pediatric Nutrition: Supporting Healthy Growth through the Early Life Stages
Alexandra Ginos, MBA, RD, CSP
Evaluating Growth of Infants through Teenagers
Nutrition Needs and Considerations for Different Life Stages
  • Infant feeding
    • Breastfeeding versus formula feeding
    • Formula types
    • Introducing complementary foods
      • BLW versus conventional
  • Nutrition concerns for toddler years
    • Adequate portion sizes
    • Selectiveness
  • Grade school
  • Teenagers
Special Considerations
  • Common Childhood Nutrient Deficiencies
  • Pediatric malnutrition
  • Obesity
  • Food allergies
  • Picky eating
  • Constipation
Case studies for common scenarios
  • Infant with poor growth
  • Toddler with picky eating
  • Teenager with weight loss due to anxiety/depression

Pediatric Pharmacology: ADHD Management
Jena Quinn, PharmD, BCPPS
1.5 Pharmacology CE Hours
ADHD Epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • DSM-5 Criteria
  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity and Impulsivity
Treatment Recommendations
  • Behavior Management – Parent
  • Classroom Interventions
  • Medications
  • Treatment Plan
  • Stimulants
  • First line... methylphenidate and amphetamine
  • Second line
  • Medication Trials
  • Non-Stimulants

Pediatric Sepsis: Bad Things Come in Small Packages!
Sean G. Smith, MSc, FP-C, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric)
0.5 Pharmacology CE Hours
High Performance Resuscitation Teams in Pediatric Sepsis
  • Physical and Psychological Components
  • Skills Maintenance Strategies
  • Real World Application
Rapid Assessment and Stabilization of the Septic Pediatric Patient
  • Identify Determinants of Cardiac Output and End Organ Perfusion
  • Identify Reversible Causes and Their Effects on Cardiac Output and End Organ Perfusion
  • Rapidly Assess and Treat Concomitant Reversible Causes Contributing to Decreased Cardiac Output
The Spectrum of Pediatric Sepsis: Prevention, Recognition, and Palliation
  • Identify evidence-based practices which prevent sepsis
  • Differentiate between systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock
  • Rapidly Assess and Treat Septic Distributive Shock

Pediatric Toxicology
Thomas Kidd, Jr., PA-C
Poisoning Overview Statistics
  • Emergency Room Visits
  • Hotline Reports
  • Most Common Ages
  • Leading Cause of Home Injury
Top Exposures
  • Most Dangerous
  • Commercial Influence
Peer Pressure
  • Cannabis
  • E-Cigs
  • Opioids
Management of Acute Poisoning
  • Ivermectin
  • Toxidromes
  • Summary/Take Home

Medication Selection to Manage Children's Symptoms
Stephen Jones, MS, RN, PNP, ET
2.0 Pharmacology CE Hours
History Taking and Physical Assessment
  • Developmentally and age-appropriate techniques
  • Determining cause versus symptom and underlying triggers
  • Non-pharmacological and pharmacological choices
HEENT/Upper Respiratory Conditions
  • Symptoms: shiners under eyes, tearing and redness from sclera/eyes, ear pain and/or cannot hear, nasal congestion and rhinorrhea, croupy sounding cough, stridor
  • Non-pharmacological management
  • Pharmacological and technology options
    • Allergy and cold and cough medications
    • Anti-microbial
    • Nasal sprays, nasal rinses, eye drops, ear drops
Lower Respiratory Conditions
  • Symptoms: cough, wheezing, dyspnea, difficulty breathing
  • Non-pharmacological management: chest physiotherapy
  • Pharmacological (OTC and RX), and technology options
    • Asthma medications: Controllers and relievers
    • Anti-microbial
    • Cold and cough medications
    • Analgesic
    • Spacers, nebulizers, DPI, oral pills. Mist/humidification. Pulse oximeter.
Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Symptoms: abdominal discomfort, reflux/heartburn, colic, loose stools/diarrhea, constipation, dehydration, and not taking fluids
  • Non-pharmacological management
    • Based on GI tract “zone,” CAM, alternative therapies
    • Concepts of dehydration and diarrhea, with appropriate evidence-based fluids
  • Pharmacological options
    • Antacids and analgesics
    • Anti-diarrheal
    • Constipation: Acute and chronic medications
Temperature Measurement
  • Current evidence-based guidelines for appropriate fever management
  • Symptoms: pain, throbbing, nausea, lights bothering
  • Best practice treatment guidance
  • Symptoms: challenging time falling asleep; not able to stay asleep; sleeps “all night” but still tired
  • Pharmacological treatments: OTC vs. R

Master the Pediatric Mega Code: An Emergency Certificate Course
Sean G. Smith, MSc, FP-C, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • PALS 2020 — cardiac, shock, respiratory
  • Wiggers diagram for cardiac physiology
  • Surviving sepsis pediatric
  • Resuscitation algorithm for children
  • Task offloading for a high-performing team
  • Rule out reversible causes
  • Return of spontaneous circulation — and beyond
  • Quality CPR strategies
  • Stroke volume — Prime, force, resistance
  • Termination of resuscitation
Pediatric Best Practice Tips
  • Pulseless VT/VF explained
  • Shock states — key pathology differences
  • etCO2: the 12-lead of the lungs
  • Bag-valve mask ventilation positioning
  • Tube management for airway and breathing
  • Disordered control of breathing
  • Lower and upper airway pearls
  • Ventilator strategies
  • Law of lab values — Production, metabolism, elimination

Adapting Pediatric Feeding Therapy for the Clinic, Home, School, and Online – Not Just the Kitchen Table
Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Feeding Environments
  • Where, what, and with whom?
  • Challenges and environments
There's No Place Like Home
  • Early Feeding Intervention at the kitchen table
School-Based Feeding Therapy
  • Yes, it is educationally relevant
Medical Settings
  • The challenge of carryover
Making Teletherapy Work
  • We are all Zooming now!
2023 Pediatric Summit Powerful Insights in Pediatric Health Care
July 13–14, 2023
$1,999.85 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
Limited Time Only! Early Bird Pricing ends July 3, 2023


Earn up to 35.0 CE Hours, including up to 6.0 Pharmacology CE Hours
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Can't attend? Click here to register for the on-demand course.
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EQUIPPED to initiate treatment for and manage pediatric illness across the lifespan

PREPARED to develop management plans for complex pediatric conditions

ENERGIZED to provide quality care for children of all ages!


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July 13–14, 2023
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