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Neonatal Nursing Conference


This year's conference will:

  • Highlight various methods used to enhance the quality of care of a unique population.
  • Look at the evolution of treatment strategies in the areas of respiratory care, feeding protocols and management and genitourinary complications.
  • Include discussion of innovative tools and techniques designed to improve neuromuscular development through proper positioning as well as focusing on improving achievement of development milestones through nursing assessment.
  • The second portion of the day's topics will include discussions on the importance of effective communication that creates meaningful relationships while remaining professional.
  • The day will conclude with discussion on today's healthcare and how the passage of the Affordable Care Act affects the execution of quality neonatal nursing care.


  • Friday, September 4, 2015


Lerner Research Institute
Room: NA5-08
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195


Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation

Friday, September 19, 2014
7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  You and the GU: Genitourinary Complications in the Neonatal Population
Audrey Rhee, MD
Pediatric Urologist
Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Keeping up with the Termers: Developmental Milestones and How to Achieve Them
Jennifer Peterson, MD
Director, Developmental Follow Up Clinic
Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
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10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. To Feed or Not to Feed: Cue Based Feeding in the NICU
Getting Comfortable: The Importance of Proper Positioning

Victoria Kunkel, OTR/L
Infant Therapy Team Leader
Cleveland Clinic Children's Hillcrest
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12:00 p.m. - 1 p.m.  Lunch
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  Clearing the Air: Ventilatory Strategies in the NICU
Kathy Fedor, RRT, MS
Respiratory Therapy Clinical Specialist
Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
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2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Blurred Lines: The Importance of Professional Boundaries
Carol Moskowitz, RN, JD, CPHRM
Risk Manager
Euclid and Hillcrest Hospitals
3 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. The Cost of Care: The Affordable Care Act and its Effect on Nursing Practice
Michael McMillan
Executive Director, Market and Network Services
Cleveland Clinic
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Evaluations and Closing Remarks

Cleveland Clinic Enterprise is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


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General Information


Zielony Nursing Institute

Conference Location

Lerner Research Institute
Room: NA5-08
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Contact Information

Nicole Herrick
Phone: 216.445.2408
Fax: 216.445.2407