SPN offers live webinars that give you the chance to engage in dialogue with the presenter. Pre-register for a live webinar by clicking the link under each Upcoming Webinar. All webinars are recorded and uploaded to the Online Education Center, allowing you the flexibility to earn contact hours on your schedule. All webinars are FREE for SPN members and $40 for non-members, unless otherwise noted. 

Each webinar has a corresponding survey that must be completed in order to download your certificate of credit. Visit the SPN Online Education Center to claim your credit for any live or recorded webinar. See the instructions below for a step-by-step process.

Upcoming Webinars

Unlocking the Teenage Brain: Understanding the Neuroscience Behind Teenage Behavior 

Kimberly A. Hinman, PhD
Thursday, June 9, 2022, 1:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Individual counseling may be cost prohibitive for many patients/families. Often the RNs on inpatient acute settings need tools to help with the adolescent patients and their families/caregivers who may not be eligible or cannot afford future counseling. Nurses do not have the training to manage these patients they encounter. Nurses need the knowledge to mange these patients while they are temporarily in their care.

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Eating Disorders: “Why so Scary?”

Angela Kinstler, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CNL
Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 2:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

The webinar session will cover an in depth understanding on how to recognize signs and symptoms of an eating disorder, the evidenced-based medical and psychological treatment for eating disorders and how to communicate with these patients and their families.

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Pediatric Mental Health: The Impact of Emerging Challenges and Suicide Risk

Leo Carrara, DNP, RN, PMHN-BC
Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 1:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

This learning opportunity will be highly beneficial for nurses and other health care providers for children, who desire to increase their understanding of suicide risk and prevention in children and adolescents.  The content will address key factors in the escalating behavioral health needs of youths and how those risks increase suicidality.  This is especially critical knowledge for health care providers with limited to moderate training in suicide prevention.

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TRAUMA INFORMED CARE- Why it is critical for patient care success

Tanner Funk DNP, RN
Monday, February 7, 2022, 1:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

This presentation will review the critical area of trauma informed care and how it is critical for all health care workers to have a fundamental understanding on how this process works and how it can directly affect our patient care population in our health system.

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Managing Behavior Through De-Escalation

Olivia Miller, MA, BCBA, LABA
Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 1:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: Hospitals across the U.S. are currently experiencing high volumes of patients with acute behavioral needs. Often, nurses in the inpatient setting are the first staff member to respond to the agitated patient. Current nursing education does not often include training on de-escalation and managing the escalated patient. This offering will help provide insight and training to nurses who may encounter the acutely escalated patient, and strategies to help reduce escalation, thereby decreasing the likelihood of patient and staff injury. Takeaways include de-escalation strategies.

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Pediatric Nurses Week Webinar: Claiming Control Amid Crushing Chaos

Dr. Kelly Beischel PhD, RN, CAPP
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 12:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: Nurses are experiencing burnout at unparalleled rates during these uncertain times. In a 2020 study, nurses reported the following issues to be of concern: limited supplies, increased stress levels, workload, risk of personal illness, bullying, and lack of organizational preparedness for the increased influx of patients. This webinar will provide the participant's strategies to take back control and support wellbeing. Participants will create a plan for self-care that includes new wellbeing strategies or interventions.

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 An Update on Psychiatric Medications in Pediatrics

Claire Herbst, PharmD, BCPS
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 1:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: There has been a significant increase in behavioral and mental health diagnosis in the adolescent population. There has also been an increase in the number of medications being prescribed. It is important for clinicians to understand the diagnosis and medications

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Emotion Coaching: How to Support both Teenagers and Parents to Manage Problematic Behavior

Kim Hinman, PhD
Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 1:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: This presentation will review the key 5 steps of emotion coaching, allow participants opportunities to explore their own emotional intelligence, review adolescent emotional development and review how to apply emotion coaching techniques to teenage patients and support their parents/caregivers in applying the techniques. The method was originally designed as a resource for parents to support children in navigating their emotional world; however, the method of emotion coaching and its benefits extend far beyond parent child interactions and is a useful tool for behavioral health providers.

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Virtual Clinical Experiences and Student Engagement

Lynn Acierno, MSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC, OCN
Wednesday, May 19, 2021,12:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: Looking for inspiration to create valuable virtual clinical experiences? Look no further, this webinar will provide you with strategies to engage students using an example of a highly interactive unfolding case study. Overcoming obstacles and virtual etiquette will also be covered

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Sponsored by the Clinical Nurse Specialist SIG Pediatric COVID-19 Pharmacotherapy

Kwan Rey Chen PharmD and Sharon Norman, DNP, APRN, CNS, CCRN
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6:30 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: This webinar will provide an overview of COVID-19 and pharmacologic treatment.  The presentation will include indications, dosing and adverse effects for remdesivier, immunomodulary agents and anticoagulation in patients with COVID-19 disease.

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Understanding the Prevention of COVID

Dr. Robert Frenck
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 11:00 am CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: This webinar provides an update on the new COVID vaccines. It will  provide participants information on how to decrease your risk of getting COVID, review the leading COVID vaccine candidates, discuss the importance of vaccination and review why it will be important for all age groups to be vaccinated. You will find answers about everything you would want and need to know about the vaccines to help you give a better understanding to those you care for as well as your friends and family!

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Sponsored by the Education Specialist SIG: The Journey of Virtual Education: From Classroom, to Practice to Patient Care

-Jennifer Davis

-Christy Solorio

-Bridget Houlahan

-Beth Fisher

-Joanne Dang

-Tiffany Chu

-Angie Marin

-Erin Alexander

-Carissa Crawford
Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 6:30 pm CT
2.0 Contact Hour

Description:  This presentation will be a roundtable discussion with the panelists answering questions providing potential, new, and creative solutions in relation to transitioning to virtual learning.

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Sponsored by Sarstedt: Leadership principles and the holidays, lessons learned; really?

Tina Spagnola, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC 
Thursday, December 10, 2020, 11:00 am CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: This webinar provides a lighthearted look at the principles of leadership. While this webinar has a holiday spin, the leadership principles will last well beyond the winter holidays and not leave you with the holiday blues. Join us for something to take you well into the new year. 

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Sponsored by the Education Specialist SIG: Child First Techniques

Kara Hellums, Child Life Specialist, BS
Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 10:00 am CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description:  This presentation will focus on the unique needs of the hospitalized child. The presenter will offer the healthcare professionals the opportunity to develop skills to assist with the interface between the patient and caregiver.

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SPN Pediatric Nurses Week Panel: How Our Nurses Overcame Challenges and Implemented Innovative Strategies during COVID Pandemic

Diane S. Hupp, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Patricia A Harris
Dawn Wilkerson
Tammy Spencer

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10:00 am CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: COVID -19 changed the landscape of healthcare, often requiring preparation for the unknown. This webinar features a panel of pediatric nurse leaders sharing their experiences and the innovative ideas and strategies that developed from these challenges.

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How Do We Solve A Problem Like Gun Injury: A Pediatrician’s Perspective

Benjamin Hoffman MD CPST-I
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 12:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: Firearms remain a very politically charged issue in the US. While guns are responsible for thousands of deaths and injuries across the country, we have not treated it like the public health crisis it is. Through understanding of the epidemiology of gun injury to children and youth, coupled with a discussion of how we can open the conversation to begin to talk about guns, it is hoped that we can begin to change how we look at the problem, and craft solutions. Healthcare providers remain hesitant in many circumstances to talk with families regarding firearms in the home. Issues for gun injury for children and youth are unique compared to the adult population. While talking about guns is important, action in communities and at the policy level are necessary to effect real change.

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From Exhausted to Extraordinary: Strategies to Reverse Nurse Burnout

Renee Thompson DNP, RN, CSP
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 12:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: Clinical nurses, nurse leaders, nurse educators who are dealing with stress and burnout in the workplace. This content will provide them with practical strategies they can immediately apply to reduce stress and enhance energy. What makes this session unique is that the strategies are simple, practical, and specific.

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Clinical Practice Guidelines on Concussions
Peggy Zysk, BSN, RN, CPN
Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 12:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: Proper concussion diagnosis and management are vital to providing the best patient outcomes.  Join this webinar and learn about the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Concussion in the Pediatric and Adolescent Patient. The Society of Pediatric Nurses published these guidelines in November 2019 apply these evidence-based guidelines in your practice.

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Moving the Needle for LGBTQ Youth: Effective Practices to Promote Well-Being
Ellen Kahn, MSS
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 12:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: The webinar content will build knowledge on how best to assess the sexual orientation and gender identity of patients, to identify any specific health or safety risks related to these identities, and to effectively educate and engage parents and other providers in affirming LGBTQ youth identities.  This webinar is especially valuable for pediatric nurses as they often have limited access to this subject matter both pre and post-licensure programs and there are emerging data and evolving approaches to practice that can greatly move their practice forward.

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Diabetes in the Pediatric Population: Where we Have Been and Where we are Going
Rebecca Crespi, RN, MSN, CPNP, CDE
Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 6:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: 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.

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Akron Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Services: An Evolutional Journey to Integration
Jayme Speight, MSN, RN-BC
Douglas W. Straight, MA Ed., LPCC-S
Tuesday, December 3, 11:00 am CT 
1.0 Contact Hour

Healthcare facilities have seen a rise in behavioral health needs in the pediatric population. Given that our young population is more likely to engage in risky behavior, it is important that mental health services and treatments be made available and accessible. A timely response to the mental health needs of youth can prevent them from entering adulthood in crisis.” Attend this webinar and learn how one hospital integrated behavioral health into the system.

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Holistic Self-care for Nurses: Caring for Ourselves to Improve the Care for Others
Kathy Holloway, DNP, MA, RN, CNE, AHN-BC
Monday, October 7, 12:00 pm CT 
1.0 Contact Hour

We all know self-care is important, yet we don’t apply strategies in our busy lives. Attend this webinar to learn how to incorporate self-care strategies into your busy life. This presentation is designed for working nurses that also have busy lives outside of work. It is applicable to all specialties and all levels of experience. The content will add to the participant's knowledge in the area of self-care and why self-care is vital to providing high-quality care to others.

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Convert your Abstract into a Publishable Paper for the Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Cecily Lynn Betz, PhD, RN, FAAN
Sandra Mott, PhD, RN-BC, CPN
Monday, August 26, 12:00 pm CT 
1.0 Contact Hour

Calling all future current or past poster presenters. Attend this webinar and learn how to take your poster to publication. Step into publishing your poster by attending this webinar 

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E-cigarettes, Vaping & JUULing: What Pediatric Nurses Need to Know
Karen Goldschmidt PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 11:00 am CT 
1.0 Contact Hour

The use of e-cigarettes/vaping among teens has become a public health crisis which has the potential to create another generation addicted to nicotine. This Webinar will provide an overview of e-cigarettes/vaping and the associated health concerns. It’s important for healthcare providers to know what the different devices look like, and to consider what messaging teens may will relate to in educational programs or advocacy campaigns to help them to quit.

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Caring for Gender Expansive Youth
Angela Turpin, MD
Monday, February 25
1.0 Contact Hour

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the care of the transgender youth. This webinar provides information regarding treatment guidelines and providing patient-sensitive care. Learn recommendations you can incorporate into your practice as a pediatric nurse.

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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th Edition
Kathie Kobler, PhD, APRN, PCNS-BC, CHPPN, FPCN
Wednesday, March 13
1.0 Contact Hour

This webinar will provide the pediatric nurse a thorough review of the NCP Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th Edition, with special attention to pediatric-related criteria. Content will include: an overview of palliative care provision, Guidelines background and 4th Edition processes, 4th Edition domains and content, clinical practice examples, and 4th Edition Guidelines implementation.

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Abstract Writing and Movie Trailers: What Hollywood Can Teach You About Writing Successful Abstracts
Gayla Huffman, DNP, RN-BC, CPN
Wednesday, April 10
1.0 Contact Hour

Writing an abstract can be a daunting process if unfamiliar with the process.   In this webinar, participants will learn the key components of a successful abstract, how to avoid common mistakes and leave the abstract reviewers wanting to learn more.

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SPN Special Interest Groups
Ashley Van Drunen, MN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPN
Jennifer Lombardi, MBA, BSN, RN NE-BC
Carolyn Ziebert, DNP, RN, PCNS-BC
Wednesday, June 12
1.0 Contact Hour

Learn what the SPN's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) can provide for you as a member. SIGs provide an opportunity to expand knowledge, increase leadership skills, help plan targeted educational offerings, and network with other SPN members of similar interests, areas of specialization or practice settings. 

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How to Claim Credit for Webinars

  1. First, log in to your SPN account to access the SPN Online Education Center.
  2. Once you are there, click on the Course Catalog, and locate the recording. Add the recording to your Shopping Cart and complete the transaction. Note: SPN members will not be charged for any webinar purchase.
  3. Return to your My Learning tab and launch the course to access the module survey.
  4. In your My Learning tab under Grades, your certificate will appear.

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