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​​​​​To view any of the PENS webinars below, click here​ to access recording links (PENS member login required).

Hormotional: Female Reproductive Health and Pubertal Hormones‍​

​​Presented by Leslie Pitts, CRNP, ‎CDCES

This presentation seeks to explore the timing and production of female reproductive hormones and ‎how menstrual cycles are physiologically regulated. It seeks to examine some commonly seen ‎menstrual irregularities, answering why these irregularities can occur and how they are treated. Finally ‎we discuss the pharmacologic options for the regulation of female reproductive hormones, and how to ‎approach sensitive topics with adolescent female patients.

Primary Audience:
This discussion is useful for anyone involved in the care of female patients who experience menstrual ‎cycle irregularities or ovarian dysfunction. Pediatric nurses, Pediatric Advanced Practice Providers, ‎and Pediatric Endocrine nurses and APPs are the target audience, but most will benefit from this ‎review of menstrual regulation and discussion surrounding the treatment of menstrual irregularities. ‎

Goal/Purpose:
This activity will explore female reproductive regulation and menstrual irregularities. It will review female ‎reproductive hormone regulation and pharmacological treatments for menstrual irregularities and ovarian failure.‎

Conflict of interest: Leslie Pitts, MSN, CPNP-AC, CDCES has declared no conflicts of interest.
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
1.0 Contact Hour, including 0.33 Advanced Pharmacotherapy
Expiration Date (Recording): October 13, 2023


Diabetes in the Pediatric Population: Where we Have Been and Where we are Going​ (Joint SPN and PENS Webinar)

​​Presented by Rebecca Crespi, RN, MSN, CPNP, CDCES

This webinar will assist the pediatric nurse in reviewing the pathophysiology of diabetes (with a focus on T1DM) and move on to recognizing symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and the causes of hypo and hyperglycemia and how to treat each. The webinar will also review the most up-to-date diabetes technology available for the pediatric population.

Primary Audience:
Pediatric Nurses in all practice settings.

Goal/Purpose:
Participants will be able to identify signs, symptoms, causes, and treatment of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia in diabetes.

Society of Pediatric Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
1.0 Contact Hour
Expiration Date (Recording): January 8, 2024

The Infant with Differences in Sexual Development (DSD): Ethical Issues​

​​Presented by Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

The study of sexual differentiation has undergone dramatic changes. Advances in knowledge of genetics and hormonal regulation have expanded the understanding of Differences in Sexual Development.  More importantly, societal perspectives have markedly altered, (1) the perception of DSD (from a DISORDER to a DIFFERENCE), and, (2) the decision making power related to sex assignment, surgery etc. from the healthcare team to the parent/ patient. This session will present a complex, fascinating topic, discuss the controversies and provide nurses with the tools to advocate for patients and parents.

Primary Audience:
Pediatric nurses, neonatal nurses. This session will present a complex, fascinating topic, discuss the controversies and provide nurses with the tools to advocate for patients and parents.

Goal/Purpose:
The purpose of this presentation is to update pediatric nurses on research related to DSD and provide the opportunity to ponder ethical decisions from the perspective of the patient and parent.

*Please note that contact hours are not available for recording.


Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents

Presented by Maureen Dever MSN, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CDCES 

Review the differences between T1 and T2 diabetes in pediatrics, discuss the clinical manifestations of T2DM, discuss the diagnosis and treatment goals and options, potential comorbidities, and developmental stages of the diabetic patient.


What content is provided?

The purpose of this webinar is to educate nurses and nurse practitioners on the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents.

Who should use it? 

The purpose of this webinar is to educate nurses and nurse practitioners on the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents.

Objectives:
  • Review the impact of T2DM on pediatrics and society.
  • State the screening and clinical manifestations of Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in children and adolescents.
  • Discuss the treatment options and goals for children and adolescents with T2DM.
  • List potential complications and comorbidities of youth with T2DM.
  • Discuss counseling techniques to engage Youth with T2DM​

*Please note that contact hours are not available for recording.

Conflict of Interest: Maureen Dever has declared no conflicts of interest.

Diabetes in Children

Presented by Cheryl Switzer MSN, RN, CPNP, CDCES





What content is provided? 
This program will provide a general diabetes refresher as well as current treatment and practical points to help care for the patient with diabetes. This presentation will help make the caregiver more comfortable with diabetes in general. 

Who should use it? 
Any pediatric nurse who may come in contact with a patient with diabetes.  

Program Goal: Make pediatric nurses more comfortable in caring for patients with diabetes. 

Learning Objectives: 
  • Identify and become comfortable with glucose monitoring techniques and various commonly used insulin regimens. 
  • Discuss how to treat hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. 
  • Describe current diabetes technology.

Conflict of Interest: Cheryl Switzer has declared no conflicts of interest.
*Please note that contact hours are not available for recording.



PENS and The MAGIC Foundation Webinar


Short Stature Assessment in Children: A Fundamental Step Toward Early Diagnosis of Growth Failure and a Comprehensive Approach to Growth Disorders​



Program Overview


This case-based enduring activity will cover the diagnosis, treatment and management of children with growth/growth hormone disorders.

Target Audience

This activity is intended to meet the educational needs of pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and other pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to:

  • Review methods to measure and plot height and to calculate height velocity and midparental target height to allow early diagnosis of growth disorders in pediatric patients
  • Identify diagnostic criteria that allow differentiation among various causes of growth deficiency
  • Identify tools for better communication with patients and families and coordination of multidisciplinary care
  • Discuss challenges in the referral to specialists for the diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency or other diseases responsible for short stature and their appropriate management​

​Faculty

Jan M. Foote, DNP, ARNP, CPNP
 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
 Blank Children’s Endocrinology Clinic
 Des Moines, IA
 Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
 College of Nursing
 The University of Iowa
 Iowa City, IA

Mitchell E. Geffner, MD
 Chief of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
 Professor of Pediatrics
 Keck School of Medicine
 University of Southern California
 Los Angeles, CA