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December 2, 2018

$100 Fellows, Residents, Nurses, Allied Health
$200 All Other Registrants

You will need to choose two concurrent sessions at registration if you are attending the quality conference. (Concurrent sessions will run from 1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – you will have the opportunity to attend two different sessions during that time.) Descriptions are below.

Quality Concurrent Sessions

Family QI Bootcamp: Practical Approaches for Improving the NICU Parent Experience - Annie Janvier, MD, PhD; Kate Robson

During this interactive workshop, a veteran resource parent and a neonatologist-researcher (also the mother of a preterm infant) will discuss, exchange and reflect on ideas to improve parent well-being in the NICU.  Simple strategies will be presented, as well as, more complex initiatives.  We will explore the impact of recent changes in the NICU environment, including single patient rooms and present potential solutions to ameliorate their potentially negative effects. 

Improvement Opportunities in Neonatal Transfusion Medicine - Ravi M. Patel, MD, MSc; John A. F. Zupancic, MD, ScD

Neonates are among the most highly transfused populations in medicine and transfusion practices vary substantially among hospitals. How can NICUs optimize their blood management and transfusion practices? In this workshop, we will develop an improvement framework around neonatal transfusion medicine. We will review current evidence, discuss best and potentially better practices, and brainstorm quality metrics. The workshop's goal is to help NICUs improve transfusion decision-making processes, including applying appropriate transfusion indications, minimizing blood loss and optimizing outcomes.

Beyond Cooling: Optimizing Neurologic Care for NewbornsSonia Bonifacio, MD, Shannon Tinkler, RN, BSN, RNC-NIC

With the advent of therapeutic hypothermia, neonatal neurocritical care has become almost its own subspecialty, with some hospitals creating dedicated neonatal neurology ICUs. However, optimizing neonatal neurologic outcomes extends beyond hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, and all NICUs can adopt improvement efforts around preventing brain injury. In this workshop, we will review practical approaches to optimizing neurologic are for newborns. In addition to best practices around therapeutic hypothermia, we will also explore use of brain monitoring, optimizing use of anticonvulsants, and strategies for preventing intraventricular hemorrhage.

The Ins and Outs of Publishing Your Quality Improvement Projects - Heather Kaplan, MD, MSCE ; Stephen A. Pearlman MD, MSHQS; Michael Posencheg, MD

In the end, we would all like to have our quality improvement work published, but common questions frequently arise. What do I need to include to get QI published? What is SQUIRE 2.0? What are the best journals for QI publications? Should I get IRB approval? In this breakout, we will answer these questions and more as we identify common pitfalls and strategies for success in publishing quality improvement work.

Conference:  Monday, December 3 – Wednesday, December 5, 2018

$525 Fellows, Residents, Nursing, Allied Health**
$775 All Other Registrants

** PLEASE NOTE: There is an additional discount for clinicians who are a member of the Trainee and Early Career Neonatologist (TECaN) group of the AAP Section on Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine. That discount code will be shared directly with group members by TECaN. 

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Please note: We are going green this year, and will no longer offer a print syllabus for Hot Topics. An electronic syllabus will be available at no additional cost to all attendees, as it has been for the last several years.
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