Stephen Jones – Caring for Children with Infectious Diseases
Latest Vaccination Guidelines
Principles of Antibiotic Therapy
MRSA/MSSA & VRE
Urinary Tract Infections
Fever versus Hyperthermia
Does your place of practice provide care for children with infectious diseases? Are you exposed to children with childhood illnesses? Do you understand how antimicrobials work? How do you respond to parents and other healthcare professionals when asked “how do vaccines actually work?” What is the best method for treating a fever or diarrhea? Why did my patient’s asthma get worse because of an ear infection? Make plans today to attend this one-day educational event that will provide you with the answers to these questions . . . and many more!
When you know the latest recommendations, you will be able to provide clarity for many of the assessment and treatment concerns that present across different practice settings. Stephen Jones, MS, RN, CPNP, ET, is a nationally-known expert in the field of pediatric care, more specifically pediatric infectious disease. He has earned a reputation for his ability to draw upon his wealth of real-life experiences to deliver engaging presentations and case studies that drive home important concepts. Stephen’s passion for providing optimal pediatric care will be evident throughout this practical and engaging presentation. You will return to work equipped with helpful new insights to immediately impact the care you provide to your pediatric patients.
The Immune System and Vaccines
Current vaccine guidelines
POSSIBLE Vaccines of the future
Microbes: Bacterial, Viral & Fungal
Principles and medication selection
Resistant vs. susceptible organisms
Childhood Communicable Diseases
Manifestations, communicability and management of:
Measles, mumps, rubella
Other “red rashes”: 5th disease, roseola
Hepatitis, Hib, Kawasaki
Urinary tract infections
Appropriate Isolation Techniques
Positive vs. negative pressure rooms
Respiratory secretion precautions
Contact secretion precautions
Upper Respiratory Tract Conditions
Manifestations and management of:
Lower Respiratory Tract Conditions
Manifestations and management of:
Upper and Lower GI Tract Conditions
Differences between children and adults
Fluid maintenance, replacement, output
Underlying physiological processes
Protocols for practice
Education tools for parents
Discuss healthy immune system functioning and defense mechanisms.
Explain the most current vaccination guidelines for children.
Select and identify the most appropriate antimicrobial medication available to optimize patient. outcomes based upon a specific infectious process.
Describe appropriate assessment and management of common childhood infectious diseases.
Discuss strategies for both pharmacological as well as non-pharmacological management of respiratory tract infections.
Describe the evidence based management for children experiencing both diarrhea and fever.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Stephen Jones, MS, RN, CPNP, ET, is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist who practices full-time at Children’s Hospital-Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. In this role, Stephen cares for children in a variety of pediatric units, including: PICU, general pediatric, and pulmonary/cystic fibrosis. He also consults in the NICU and various outpatient clinic setting. Stephen has served an instrumental role in establishing pediatric helicopter and ground transport teams, pediatric critical care courses, and pediatric core curricula.
Stephen is active in the Society of Pediatric Nurses, and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals including MCN, Pediatric Nursing and Ostomy/Wound Management and authored chapters in for several nursing textbooks including Nursing Care of Infants and Children (Whaley and Wong), Nursing Care of Children Across the Continuum (Bowden and Greenberg) and Nursing Care of Children (Ashwell and Droeske). Additionally, Stephen is the founder of Pediatric Concepts, a company dedicated to providing quality pediatric educational events for healthcare professionals. He has earned a reputation based on his specialty expertise and is a requested national and international presenter on pediatric-related topics.
Financial: Stephen Jones receives compensation for his role as an Allied Health Care Advisory Board Member for Gilead Sciences and Novartis. He receives speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Stephen Jones has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.