Philadelphia, PA (NursingSalary.org) – The theme of this year’s Pediatric Nurses Conference, July 18-20th, was to celebrate pediatric nurses at the bedside. Almost 300 pediatric nurses from across the world attended the annual event, reports Medical News Today. The participants had the chance to socialize with their foreign colleagues, explore the latest advances in the field, as well as enhance their leadership and communication skills.
The main topics of the meeting included:
- Finding ways to stimulate Pediatric Nurses to engage in research activities carried in nursing schools;
- Ways to identify and deal with various challenges in autism related disorders;
- Tips on how a Pediatric Nurse can take part in the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program;
- Keeping infants at risk safe from RSV.
Scientific papers were presented during the meetings. The participants could listen to research and clinical posters, and three awards were given in each of the two sessions.
The prizes for the research posters were as follows:
- Third prize: Asmaa Abdelaziz Mohamed Hussein, a PhD and RN at Assiut University in Egypt, for the paper “Risk Factors of Protein Energy Malnutrition ‘Kwashiorkor and Marasmus’ Among Children Under Five Years of Age in Assiut University Children Hospital”;
- Second prize: Kyeha Kim, PhD and RN with the Department of Nursing at the Chosun University College of Medicine in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, for the paper “Experience of Cohabitation of Late Teenagers in Korea”
- First prize: David Jack, PhD and RN at Thomas Jefferson School of Nursing in Philadelphia, for the paper “Investigation of the Effectiveness of a Violence Prevention Program on Reducing Self-Reported Acts of Aggressive Behaviors in Kindergarten-Aged Children”.
The top three clinical papers were elaborated by teams of professionals from medical facilities in the US and Canada. The awarded institutions were:
- Third place: Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing, Pennsylvania, for the paper “Stumbles and Tumbles Part II: Development of a Pediatric Fall Risk Assessment Scale”, created by a team of six registered nurses with various other degrees;
- Second place: The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, for the paper “Every Child Matters: Improving Pediatric Care Through Cultural Competence”, coming from four Registered Nurses and lecturers at a local nursing school;
- First place: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, for the paper “Pediatric Telephone Triage: There’s No Place Like Home”, authored by a team of six RN’s from the medical facility.
Abstracts of the paper are available for free to all non-participants, said the officials. Anyone interested in consulting one of the winning papers should contact the respected medical facilities directly.