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Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care Conference

Program Overview
This program has been designed to benefit all facets of the neonatal and pediatric critical care team.

Target Audience
Healthcare professionals involved in neonatal and pediatric respiratory care.

Continuing Education Units
CRCEs for Respiratory Therapists have been applied for through the AARC.

Akron Children’s Hospital (OH-234 08/01/19) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education
by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Attendance of 80 percent of the lectures and submission of a completed
evaluation form are required.

A full refund will be given for registration cancellations made before April 20, 2018. No refunds will be issued after that date.

Directions and Parking
Quaker Station at The University of Akron
135 South Broadway, Akron, Ohio 44325
There is free on-site parking at Quaker Station for attendees.

Hotel Reservations
Discounts are available at Fairlawn Doubletree 330-869-9000, and Hilton Inn Fairlawn 330-867-5000.
Mention Akron Children’s Hospital to receive discount.


7:15 - 7:50 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:50 - 8 a.m.
Welcome Address Teresa A. Volsko, MBA, MHHS, RRT, CMT-E, FAARC

8 - 9 a.m. 
John Pope, MD, FAAP, FCCM

Noninvasive Ventilation in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit:
Will the Endotracheal Tube Become Obsolete?

9 - 10 a.m.
Wally A. Carlo, MD
Utilizing Potentially Better Practices to Promote Practical Aspects of Minimizing Lung Injury Strategies in the Neonatal Population

10 - 10:30 a.m. Break / Exhibits Open

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
John P. Crow, MD
Assessment and Management of Burn Injuries

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Marybeth Fry, M.Ed. and
Kimberly S. Firestone, MSc, RRT

Transforming our NICU Care to Provide Comprehensive Family Support

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.    Lunch / Exhibits Open

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Catherine Kelly-Langen, MD
Respiratory Concerns in the Pediatric Palliative Care Patient

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Katherine L. Fedor, MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT and Teresa A. Volsko, MBA, MHHS, RRT, CMT-E, FAARC
Advanced Respiratory Therapist: What is it and Why Should We Care?

3:30 p.m. Course Evaluations and Continuing Education Certificates

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