12th Annual Neonatal Advanced Practice Conference

June 23, 2022

Course Description

This virtual conference presents topics of interest to neonatal care providers, including NNPs, nurses, and physicians, as well as other health care professionals working in the neonatal ICU. Speakers cover new and emerging neonatal topics, clinical presentations, as well as reviews of available evidence for current practice strategies related to the anticipation, recognition, assessment, stabilization and acute and long-term care of the neonate. Discussion and question sessions will follow each presentation.

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify the risks and benefits associated with sedative medications commonly used in neonates.
    • Describe the qualification criteria and goals for the SPROUT clinical team, including the published evidence behind certain approaches of care.
    • Review the basic indicators of sex trafficking while exploring opportunities for intervention based on The Avery Center's survivor-led research.
    • Discuss limitations of hemoglobin as a surrogate for tissue oxygenation and trigger for RBC transfusion.
    • Describe an ethical framework for shared decision making between providers and parents of children with Trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18 in the NICU.
    • Articulate strategies for working through disagreements with the parents of critically ill newborns.
    • Recognize the risks to babies and mothers of COVID-19 disease.
    • Describe three evidence-based outcomes from NICU music therapy interventions for patients, families, and/or staff.

    Learner Outcome

    At the conclusion of this event, the participant will report increased knowledge and intent to change practice related to current best-practice and innovative solutions for patient care in the NICU.

    Required Hardware/Software to Participate

    This virtual conference will be hosted utilizing Zoom. A computer with audio and/or video, and internet connection are required to participate.

    Additional Information

    Course Contact: 
    Diane Gonzales, 720-777-6160 or diane.gonzales@childrenscolorado.org
    PDF icon Neonatal Advanced Practice Brochure340.18 KB
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 8.25 Attendance
    • 8.25 NCPD
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    06/23/2022 - 7:00am MDT
    Event ends: 
    06/23/2022 - 5:00pm MDT

    This conference originates from Children's Hospital Colorado, therefore we are in Mountain Standard Time zone.

    Agenda - June 23, 2022
    7:50 amWelcome 
    8:00Sedation in the NICUEmma Ross, PharmD, BCPPS
    9:00SPROUT: Supporting Preemie Respiratory Outcomes TeamKathleen Hannan, MD, MSCS
    10:15"I knew I couldn't go back" - Pregnancy and Childbirth as an Opportunity for Intervention and Escape from Sex TraffickingMegan Lundstrom
    12:30 pmFact or Fiction: Is hemoglobin the best trigger for red blood cell transfusion of preterm infants in the 21st century?Cassandra D. Josephson, MD
    1:30A Proposed Ethical Framework for Care of Infants with Trisomy 13 and 18Danielle Smith, MD
    2:45The Ethics of Parent Guided CareDevan Stahl, PhD, HEC-C
    3:30The Strange and Varied Presentations of COVID-19 in the NICUDavid Randolph, MD, PhD
    4:15NICU Music Therapy: An Evidence-Based PracticeAlix Brickley, MM, MT-BC (NICU-MT)
    5:15 pmEvaluation and Adjourn 
    Children's Hospital Colorado
    Aurora, CO 80045
    United States
    +1 (720) 777-6160

    Children's Hospital Colorado will host this conference virtually via Zoom.  A zoom link will be emailed to registrants on Monday, June 20, 2022.

    Alix Brickley, MM, MT-BC
    NICU Music Therapist
    Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program
    Integrative and Creative Ca
    Children’s Hospital Colorado

    Kathleen Hannan, MD, MSCS
    Instructor of Pediatrics
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Attending Neonatologist
    Neonatal ICU and Special Care Clinic
    Children’s Hospital Colorado

    Cassandra D. Josephson, MD
    Director, Cancer and Blood Disorders Institute
    Clinical Division Director, Hematology/Oncology
    Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine
    John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
    St. Petersburg, Florida

    Megan Lundstrom
    CEO, The Avery Center

    David Randolph, MD, PhD
    Corporate Medical Director
    Neonatology of the Rocky Mountains

    Emma Ross, PharmD, BCPPS
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
    NICU/Labor +Delivery
    Children’s Hospital Colorado

    Danielle Smith, MD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Attending Neonatologist
    Children’s Hospital Colorado

    Devan Stahl, PhD, HEC-C
    Assistant Professor of Bioethics
    Baylor University




    Continuing Education Credit

    Registration, attendance, and completion of the online evaluation are required for successful completion.  Claim only the hours you attend. A certificate of attendance will be available for printing upon completion of the online evaluation.

    Medical:  Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

    Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this Other activity (Internet Live Course) for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nursing: Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This education activity for 8.25 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

    General Attendance:  A general certificate of attendance will be available for all other care providers.

    Available Credit

    • 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 8.25 Attendance
    • 8.25 NCPD


    Please login or register to take this course.

    Cancellation Policy:  All cancellations must be received in writing at ce@childrenscolorado.org

    The Planning Committee reserves the right to alter the agenda or cancel the conference in the event of an unforeseen circumstance, or if the minimum registration is not attained by June 1, 2022 with a full refund to participants.

    Required Hardware/software

    This conference is being presented via Zoom. A computer with audio and/or video, and internet connection are required to participate.