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Essentials of Healthcare Conference
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Essentials of Healthcare Conference

Wednesday, October 8
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center
301 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 

Deadline to register and for cancellations is September 26.

Description and Objective
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital is pleased to offer this exciting educational opportunity for neonatal and pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists, child life specialists and social workers. Join us for a day of informative, evidence-based presentations and discussions around providing care for infants and children in the acute, critical, emergency, surgical and community setting. 

Keynote Speaker
Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care & Integrative Medicine, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School

Topics and Presenters
Help Me Say Goodbye: Supporting Children at the Time of a Death - Elizabeth Ayoub, BA, CCLS, Certified Child Life Specialist, Child Life
New Strategies in Neonatal and Pediatric Ventilation - Robert Fitzgerald, MD, Division Chief, Pediatric Intensive Care unit
Teen Suicide… It Doesn’t Have to End Like This - Lisa Lowery, MD, MPH, Section Chief, Adolescent Medicine
Current Topics in Trauma and Injury Prevention - Todd Nickoles, RN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, Manager, Nursing Services, Pediatric Trauma and Injury Prevention
Blood Management:  Treating Anemia in Pediatric Patients - David Sterken, MN, RN, CPNP, Program Coordinator and Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Blood Management Program
Role of 3D Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease - Joseph Vettukattil, BSC, MBBS, MD, DNB, FRCPCH, FRCP, CCST, Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology; Co-Director, Congenital Heart Center
Privacy, Compliance and Social Media - Leah Voigt, JD, MPH, Senior Counsel, Spectrum Health
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome - Corey Waller, MD, MS FACEP, ABAM, Center for Integrative Medicine, Spectrum Health

Additional Information
For questions or more information, contact Kelli VanZweden at 616.267.0021 or