IPTA AHNP - PHTS Webinar - Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 11:00AM EST (Montreal time)

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Patient and Family Wellness

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The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the lives of transplant patients and their families. As the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of our patients continues to be been affected, health care practitioners have needed to adapt their approach to care.

This session will highlight wellness supports to address these new challenges that have quickly become more essential to the care we provide. Focus areas will be lifestyle and well-being changes including guidance on strategies that can support patients and their families.

The session will have presentations from the following professionals from across the globe:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Health Play Specialist

Learning objectives

  • Describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patient and family coping and mental health
  • Discuss lifestyle challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and sustainable guidance that can be implemented to support these challenges
  • Review strategies and activities that promote and support wellbeing for both patients and caregivers

Moderator: Donna Lee, RN, CPNP

Stanford Children’s Health
Palo Alto, United States

Donna graduated from University of California San Francisco with a master’s degree in advanced practice pediatric nursing in 2010. She joined the Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Therapies (PACT) program at Stanford Children’s in 2011. Donna previously cared for children after cardiac surgery and transplant as a bedside nurse, so has enjoyed heart transplant care for over 14 years. As the non-physician representative for PHTS for the 2019-2021 term, Donna contributes to the Steering and Database Committees and is proud to represent allied health professionals.

Moderator: Caroline Piotrowski, PhD, MPH

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada

Dr. Caroline Piotrowski is an associate professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Her research takes an interdisciplinary perspective that combines developmental psychology, health promotion, and implementation science. Her research expertise includes sibling relationships in adverse circumstances and the use of mixed methods to study factors influencing children’s trauma and resilience. She has led and contributed to national and international research teams concerning injury and violence prevention, and has teaching expertise in trauma- and violence-informed approaches to care.

Melissa Cousino, PhD

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, United States

Dr. Melissa Cousino is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and the attending transplant psychologist to the pediatric heart and kidney transplant programs at the University of Michigan. She also serves as Director of Psychosocial Services and Research for the University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center. Dr. Cousino directs a program of research funded by the National Institutes of Health focused on healthcare communication, medical decision making, mental health and psychosocial outcomes in pediatric heart disease. She serves on scientific committees and boards for various organizations, including the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Cardiac Networks United, ACTION, and Enduring Hearts.

Astrid De Souza, MSc, ACSM

Clinical Exercise Physiologist
BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, Canada

Astrid De Souza is an ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist who has worked in the Children’s Heart Centre at BC Children’s Hospital since 2006. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology in 2005. Astrid is passionate about exercise in children. She is a NCCP Level 3 coach in field hockey and has a wealth of experience coaching at both a regional and provincial level. She is now also working as a strength and conditioning coach with figure skaters in Vancouver. Her goal is to ensure that both healthy children and those with chronic diseases have plenty of opportunities to be active.

Yvie Morley

Health Play Specialist
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Manchester, United Kingdom

Yvie Morley has 21 years’ experience, working as a qualified Health Play Specialist at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital within Nephrology & Urology services. She works with children aged 0-18 years, both inpatients and outpatients and follow them through from diagnosis of chronic Kidney disease to Transplant. She was a tutor for the Diploma in Hospital Play specialism for 3 years.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 11:00AM EST (Montreal time)
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* Adjusted for Daylight Saving Time (63 places).
Tue = Tuesday, April 13, 2021 (131 places).
Wed = Wednesday, April 14, 2021 (12 places).
UTC (GMT/Zulu)-time: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 15:00:00
UTC is Coordinated Universal Time, GMT is Greenwich Mean Time.
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