Peña Course: The 66th Workshop for the Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Problems in Children - Advanced Practice Provider/Registered Nurse Course

April 5, 2022

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the acute and chronic management of patients with congenital colorectal conditions.

Presented by: Amy Krause RN, Annie Merritt RN, Hope Simmons NP, and Julie Schletker NP, experts from the International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Target Audience

Designed for pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physicians caring for patients with congenital colorectal conditions.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the principles of the diagnosis and management of congenital anorectal malformations
  • Describe the concepts of surgical management for anorectal malformations
  • Determine mental health and social considerations for patients with congenital colorectal conditions.
  • Recognize key components of inpatient pre-operative and post-operative care for patients undergoing pediatric colorectal surgery
  • Review acute pain management techniques following colorectal surgery
  • Summarize renal and urologic considerations for patients with anorectal malformations
  • Recognize bowel management strategies including laxatives and enemas and identifying when each type of bowel management is indicated
  • Identify stoma care techniques

Learner Outcome

At the conclusion of this event, participants will be able to report increased knowledge on new and current evidence-based practices in the surgical management of patients with congenital anorectal malformations.

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
Shaun Ayon, (720) 777-2700,
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.75 Attendance
  • 6.75 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/05/2022 - 7:45am MDT
Event ends: 
04/05/2022 - 3:30pm MDT

Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers and Nursing Course


Advanced Practice Providers and Nurses


7:30 AM

Log on to Web Meeting and Attendance Check-In



Principles of Diagnosis and Management of Congenital Colorectal Problems

Julie Schletker MSN, CPNP-AC, FNP



Surgical Overview

Andrea Bischoff MD



Surgical Video: Cloaca Repair


9:30 am

Addressing Mental Health and Social Needs When

 Treating Patients with Colorectal Problems

Kristina Matkins LCSW

Laura Judd-Glossy PhD






Inpatient: Anorectal Malformation and Hirschsprung Disease

Hope Simmons, MSN, CPNP-AC

Malone and Neo- Malone

Annie Merritt, RN, BSN, CPN



Acute Pain Management:

“The What, How and Why”








Emma Ahrendsen MSN, CPNP-AC



 Urology Nursing Considerations

Karol Monnet BSN, RN, CPN






Bowel Management Week Overview

Amy Krause RN, BSN, CPN

Annie Merritt RN, BSN, CPN



Ostomy Care

Pam Abraham BSN, RN, CWOCN




Panel discussion

Evaluation and Adjourn

Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO 80045
United States

The Peña Course will be hosted virtually.

Visit our Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care

Conflict of Interest Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships for Planners, Faculty, Content Experts and Content Reviewers

As a provider of continuing medical education (CME) by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) by Colorado Nurses Association, Children's Hospital Colorado ensures balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its CME/NCPD activities. 

To comply with ACCME and NCPD accreditation guidelines, each planner, faculty, content expert and content reviewer(s) in a position to control content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest. 


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 (Live Internet Course) for a maximum of 6.75 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 6.75 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Others: A general certificate of attendance will be given to all other care providers.

Note: A certificate of attendance will be available upon completion of the online evaluation.  Claim credit commensurate with your participation.

Available Credit

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


Please login or register to take this course.

Required Hardware/software

On the day of the event, registered participants will be provided the check in code to mark attendance.

Mobile number is not required for International guests to participate. Mobile number is 10 digit, US format.

International guests will check in via the desktop feature to complete the evaluation for crediting.


Computer with Internet Connection.

Video and Audio.

Webcam (not required)

Mountain Standard Time (MST)