The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). The conference was held in Chicago, Illinois in March.University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Instructor and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student Jeremy Jordan, MSN, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CCRN, CNE, and two-time alumna Kristen Waddell, MSN, CPNP-AC, CRNP, CCRN, were the primary co-presenters of a podium presentation at the 39th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care presented by
Jordan and Waddell were selected from a competitive pool of national experts on pediatric health care. They presented an educational session on pediatric sepsis, a life-threatening infection leading to multiple organ failure and one of the leading causes of death worldwide.
During their educational session, they provided guidance to clinicians on recognizing sepsis early and learn how to intervene quickly in order to reduce adverse outcomes. In addition to early recognition and treatment, Waddell and Jordan taught the latest evidence-based strategies to design and implement protocols that streamline the care of sepsis patients and expedite treatment.
More than 1,600 pediatric clinicians attended the NAPNAP Conference. With more than 9,000 members, NAPNAP is the professional association for pediatric nurse practitioners and all pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses.
Jordan earned his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the UAB School of Nursing in 2014 as part of the School’s Accelerated Master’s in Nursing Pathway. In 2015, he received the UAB School of Nursing Young Alumni Merit Award. In addition to his nursing degrees, he also holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from UAB.
Waddell earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and MSN from the UAB School of Nursing in 2007 and 2013, respectively. In 2017, she received the UAB School of Nursing Young Alumni Merit Award.