Pediatric Palliative Care: Filling the Gap to Access in Connecticut Through the Education of Nurses
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When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
9:00 am- 4:30 pm
Where: Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley St
New Britain, Connecticut  06053
United States
Contact: Doreen Napoli

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*The CT Department of Public Health (DPH) Palliative Care Advisory Council and the state of CT need Pediatric Palliative Care Nurse Champions! *

Connecticut is experiencing a significant shortage of pediatric nurses trained in palliative care while the need for pediatric palliative care continues to grow. Join us November 14th for the first DPH-supported Statewide Pediatric Palliative Care Education Program.  This full-day educational offering includes 6 nursing contact hours and will surely help fill this void by preparing more nurses to offer more consistent, holistic Palliative Care throughout CT for our pediatric population.  Topics to be covered include a general overview of pediatric palliative care, pain and symptom management, communication skills, the essentials of child development, self-care techniques for the caregiver and understanding the needs of the bereaved parent.  If you are a nurse who works with seriously ill pediatric patients, you don’t want to miss this program. 


  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center: Taryn J Hamre, DNP, APRN; Kerry Moss, MD; Kelly Foy, MS, CCLS; John Q. Erwin, LMT; Clare Riotte, DO, APRN, FNP-BC, CPHON; Ana Verissimo, MD, MA; Mary Fran McGeary RN,CPHON; and a Panel of Bereaved Parents
  • Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital: Stephanie Massaro, MD, MPH; Prasanna Ananth, MD, MPH
  • Regional Hospice and Palliative Care: Christine Mastropietro, RN, CHPN,CHPPN
  • Fairfield University, Kanarek Center for Palliative Care Nursing Education: Eileen O’Shea, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC, CHPPN

Who should attend:

RNs, LPNs and APRNs who care for children across the care continuum

*Connecticut Children's Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.*