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Congratulations Anita Catlin, Editor-in-Chief

Please join the APSNA Board of Directors in congratulating Anita Catlin, PhD, FNP, CNL, FAAN in her appointment as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing. Anita was originally appointed as the Interim EIC in July 2019. She has built a diverse editorial board to assist her in the daily tasks of the journal.  We look forward to what she has planned for the journal in the future as the Editor.  If you are interested in submitting or reviewing a manuscript, please contact Anita at jpsneditor.catlina@apsna.org


Welcome new Editorial Board Member

Please join Anita, Editor-in-Chief,  in welcoming a new editorial board member, Marcia Pestana-Santos, RN, MSc, and PhD Student in Nursing Sciences.  She is a Pediatric Nurse Specialist working in the Operating Room in a tertiary Portuguese Pediatric Hospital associated with the School of Nursing at the Coimbra University in Portugal.  Her special interests are child and adolescent pain and anxiety management in the perioperative period. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Phi Xi chapter of Portugal. We welcome her to the Editorial Board.


Thank you for your service!

The Board of Directors would like to thank Barb Bratton for her service to APSNA. Barb has served 8 interrupted years on the board: from 2013-2015 she was Treasurer. She then served as President Elect in 2016-2017 and was the first two-year term President in the history of APSNA from 2017-2019, completing her term as Immediate Past President from 2019-2020.  The contributions that barb has made to the organization are many. She has been a rock to many past and present, in her resilience, determination, tenacity and thorough attention to nuances. However, this has made the organization much more organized, well-aligned, objective and business savvy. APSNA is a better organization, thanks to Barb and her dedication. We wish her the best in her future endeavors and once this pandemic is over that she has the opportunity to spend a lot of time with her family and grandchildren.  Thank you, Barb, for your dedication over the years to APSNA.

The ECAG is pleased to announce two new Educational Webinars on Pediatric Trauma!

The Trauma SIG, under the leadership of Lauren Kanamori, has completed a comprehensive presentation on Pediatric Trauma. This is a 2 part series described below.

Trauma 1 - Pediatric Trauma Webinar 1 provides an overview of Head and Neck Trauma and Thoracic and Vascular Trauma. This webinar includes epidemiology, etiology, and highlights the significance of anatomical and physiological differences between children and adult patients. Discussion includes primary and secondary trauma surveys, the necessary diagnostic workup for the specified injuries, treatment and management of such injuries, and outpatient care with recommended follow up.

Trauma 2 - Pediatric Trauma Webinar 2 provides an overview of Abdominal Trauma, Genitourinary Trauma, and Musculoskeletal Trauma. This webinar includes epidemiology, etiology, and highlights the significance of anatomical and physiological differences between children and adult patients. Discussion includes primary and secondary trauma surveys, the necessary diagnostic workup for the specified injuries, treatment and management of such injuries, and outpatient care with recommended follow up.

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New Topics for Patient and Family Information Sheets Needed

  • Abscess
  • Solid Tumor
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
  • Dermoid Cysts
  • Duodenal Atresia

The Patient and Family Information Sheets are very popular! They are a great way to provide easy to read and clear information to your patients and families, and only a click away – easily found on the APSNA Website. If you are interested, please reach out to education@apsna.org. We would love to hear from you. Mentoring is available.