Nurses Role in Pain Management & Preventing Opioid Misuse in Pediatrics

Track: Pre-Conference Workshop

Session Number: PC1
Date: Wed, Apr 24th, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Session Type: Clinical Practice

Session Description: Nurses in many roles work with pediatric patients who experience some type of pain such as immunizations, acute injury or surgery, chronic disease, or chronic pain condition. Nurses have the unique skills to manage pain in a variety of ways. This session will cover a brief overview of pediatric pain management, statistics on the opioid epidemic in the United States and how this is impacting kids across our country every day. A pediatric hospitals journey on opioid safe prescribing and nursing educational practices will be share with tips on how to implement many of these strategies in your clinical practice.
Primary Presenter Bio: Sharon Wrona, DNP, RN-BC, PNP, PMHS, AP-PMN
Primary Presenter Institution: Nationwide Children's
Presenter 2 Institution: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Presenter 2 Bio: Lauren Renner, APRN, is the APRN clinical leader for the comprehensive pain and palliative care services. Lauren attended The Ohio State University where she earned her BSN in 2005 and later obtained her MSN in 2009. She later received her Post Master’s Pediatric Acute Care Certification from Wright State University in 2013. She started her nursing career in 2005 working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital. This is where she started to explore her passion for pain management. Since 2009 she has worked as an APRN with the inpatient pain service. She recently started to see patients in the chronic pain clinic on main campus. Lauren has been a member of the American Society for Pain management where she has presented multiple times and now serves on the nominating committee.
Session Type: Clinical Practice

Session Description: Nurses in many roles work with pediatric patients who experience some type of pain such as immunizations, acute injury or surgery, chronic disease, or chronic pain condition. Nurses have the unique skills to manage pain in a variety of ways. This session will cover a brief overview of pediatric pain management, statistics on the opioid epidemic in the United States and how this is impacting kids across our country every day. A pediatric hospitals journey on opioid safe prescribing and nursing educational practices will be share with tips on how to implement many of these strategies in your clinical practice.
Primary Presenter Bio: Sharon Wrona, DNP, RN-BC, PNP, PMHS, AP-PMN
Primary Presenter Institution: Nationwide Children's
Presenter 2 Institution: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Presenter 2 Bio: Lauren Renner, APRN, is the APRN clinical leader for the comprehensive pain and palliative care services. Lauren attended The Ohio State University where she earned her BSN in 2005 and later obtained her MSN in 2009. She later received her Post Master’s Pediatric Acute Care Certification from Wright State University in 2013. She started her nursing career in 2005 working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital. This is where she started to explore her passion for pain management. Since 2009 she has worked as an APRN with the inpatient pain service. She recently started to see patients in the chronic pain clinic on main campus. Lauren has been a member of the American Society for Pain management where she has presented multiple times and now serves on the nominating committee.