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events Event Thursday, April 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 18, 2019 10:00 AM - Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:30 PM Location Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston
51 Blossom Street Boston MA 02114

Thall Symposium: Advances in pain management of the pediatric patient

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The next Abraham Thall and Sadye Stone Thall Educational Symposium will take place on Tuesday, June 18. The title of this session is Advances in Pain Management of the Pediatric Patient and will include a presentation by J.A. Jeevendra Martyn, M.D., chief of anesthesia at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston. Dr. Martyn’s review Opioid Tolerance in Critical Illness was published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine. In the article, Dr. Martyn and his colleagues address indications for opioid therapy in patients in the intensive care unit, mechanisms of opioid tolerance, current and potential mitigation strategies for opioid tolerance, and the measurement and management of opioid tolerance. Dr. Martyn cites his experience at the Boston Shriners Hospital as the foundation of this published work. He will present his timely research findings as part of the Thall Symposium on June 18.

Other presenters on pediatric pain management topics will include:

Nitrous Sedation of the Pediatric Patient
Eric Fleegler, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician
Boston Children's Hospital

A Nurse Driven Comfort Management Protocol for Pediatric Burn Patients
Jenna Paradis, BSN, RN, CCRN – Pediatric Critical Care Nurse
Melissa DiPiro, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC/AC – Nurse Practitioner
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston

Non-Pharmacological Pain Management in Children
Brooke Allen, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston

There is no charge to attend this event. Lunch will be served. Please note, parking is not available on-site. The hospital is easily accessible via public transit.

The Thall Educational Symposium is made possible through the generosity of the Abraham Thall and Sadye Stone Thall endowed fund. The symposium is named in honor and memory of Abraham Thall and Sadye Stone Thall by their daughter, Mrs. Diane L. Rothstein. Mrs. Rothstein wanted to create a living legacy to her parents that supported their passion for furthering education. This educational symposium addresses a broad spectrum of advances in pediatric burn care and psychological treatment techniques for optimizing the physical and emotional recoveries of children affected by burns and other traumatic injuries.

This activity has been submitted to ANA Massachusetts for approval to award contact hours. ANA Massachusetts is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. For more information regarding contact hours, please call 617-371-4846.

Thall Symposium Registration

For more information, email Melissa Gorman.  

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