Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00 AM HST
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM HST

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Waialae Country Club & University of Phoenix
Honolulu, HI



Camille Cabalo, Lead Volunteer, Chaminade MBA, in progress
Caring for Hawaii Neonates (C4HN)

2017 Inaugural Global Neonatal Nurses Institute





International Neonatal Nurses Day:  August 15

National Neonatal Nurses Day:  September 15



Hotel reservations:  Please use this link to check into the great rates for ocean front property!  Within walking distance to many Waikiki and Ala Moana locations.


ITINERARY: (Objectives listed under each Presenter)

Wednesday, September 27:  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Wai'alae Country Club)                                  

 Ho'okipa (Hospitality) Happy Hour.     Early Registration, Appetizers and Cocktails. 

Thursday, September 28:  7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

  • 7:00 a.m.  Registration/Breakfast
  • 7:30 a.m.  Welina Mai (Welcome)/Introductions
  • 7:45 a.m.  KEY NOTE PRESENTER:  William Sears, M.D.   Neonatal Brain Development, What Nurses Need to Know
  • 9:00 a.m.  ALLIANCE LEADERSHIP PANEL:  COINN, NANN, ANN, AWHONN, C4HN:   Moderator:  Carole Kenner
  • 10:00 a.m.  BREAK
  • 10:15 a.m.  AWHONN Presenter:  Emily Drake, PhD, RN, FAAN:  Post Partum Depression
  • 11:15 a.m.  NANN Presenter:  Elizabeth Sharpe, DNP, NNP-BC:  Central Line Management for Neonates/Infants
  • 12:15 p.m.  LUNCH/NICU NURSES RECOGNITION/COINN Presenter: Karen Walker, PhD, RN:  TBA
  • 1:15 p.m.  HAWAI'I Presenter:  Sue & Thomas Francis III:  Why Vaccines?
  • 2:15 p.m. ANN Presenter:  Debbie Fraser, MN, RNC-NIC:  Antibiotic Stewardship - A Global Responsibility 
  • 3:15 p.m.  SELF-CARE ACTIVITY: Master Kat Sawai: Body & Brain Yoga
  • 3:35 p.m.  BREAK
  • 3:45 p.m.  PRESENTER:  Kris Karlsen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC.  Founder:  Are You  S.T.A.B.L.E.? 
  • 4:00 p.m. CULTURAL CLOSING:  Na'inoa Thompson, Master Navigator of Hokule'a and parent of NICU twins. 
  • 5:00 p.m.  CE presented upon completion of Evaluation.  

Friday, September 29:  7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.:  STABLE Learner/*Instructor Courses @ Wai'alae Country Club. Instructors:  13.8 Contact Hours.  Learners:  TBA for 1.5 days

Saturday, September 30:   7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.                                      STABLE Learner/*Instructor Courses @ University of Phoenix - Downtown Honolulu

Sunday, October 1:  24th Annual Children & Youth Day - Caring for Hawai'i Neonates will have an interactive booth within this event.  




DEADLINE:  Registration will close when maximum attendees reached or by September 18, 2017.   Please contact leilani@malamaonakeiki.org for registrations after September 18.

CEU:  Provided by the California Board of Nursing of Registered Nursing.  Provider CEP 16403.  

IGNNI:  7.25 Contact Hours.

 S.T.A.B.L.E.:  13.5 Contact Hours for Instructor two days.  Learner TBA for two days

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Full refunds if canceled by August 31.  50% refund if canceled by September 8.  No refunds after September 8.

STABLE REGISTRATION:  If you are registered for STABLE and cancel after registering before the program date, the cost of shipping and materials will be retained unless another student is able to purchase your supplies.

 Key Note Presenter:  William Sears, M.D.

 Global leader of Pediatrics

Former Associate Ward Chief, Neonatal ICU at the largest children's hospital in the world, The Hospital for the Sick Children, Toronto; former Chief of Pediatrics at Toronto Western Hospital, a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto, father of eight, author of 44 books on family health.  Currently, practices pediatric in Orange County, CA.

OBJECTIVES:  The Learner will be able to:

1)  Learn how neonatal care affects the brain development. 

2)  How Neonatal Nurses can stimulate parental involvement.

3)  Learn new discoveries about nutritional needs of hospitalized newborns.

COINN President:  Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, NNP, FAAN, ANEF (USA)

 Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, NNP, FAAN, ANEF has over 35 years' neonatal/perinatal/pediatric esperience.  She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and Indiana University (USA) with degrees in neonatal/perinatal nursing and nursing education.  She has taught for over 30 years, developed educational programs in the US and  abroad.  She is the author/editor over 30 textbooks and a four-time winner of publishing awards including the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year.  She recieved the Audrey Hepburn Award from Sigma Theta Tau for her international contributions to child welfare and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) Lifetime Achievement Award.


OBJECTIVES:  The Learner will:

1) Discuss the role of professional organizations in impacting maternal/neonatal health outcomes.

2)  Discuss the need for strong nursing leadership globally to locally.

3).  Outline ways professional organizations can collaborate to increase their impact on nursing practice, education, research, and policy.

  COINN Vice President:  Karen Walker, PhD, RN (Australia)

Clinical Associate Professor Karen Walker is a Senior Research Fellow in Grace Centre for Newborn Care, the neonatal intensive care unit at the Children's Hospital at Westmead and with Cerebral Palsy Alliance International Multi-disciplinary Prevention and Cure Team for Cerebral Palsy (IMPACT for CP). Karen is the current President of the Australian College of Neonatal Nurses and is passionate about mentoring and developing leadership and research skills in neonatal nurses.  


 NANN Director-at-Large:  Elizabeth Sharpe, DNP, NNP-BC

Elizabeth Sharpe joined NANN before graduating from nursing school, following her desire to work with infants.  With more than 20 years in neonatal clinical practice, she has been a staff nurse, transport nurse, nurse practitioner and clinical educator.  Dr. Sharpe is an Assistant Professor in the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) faculty at the University of Alabama at Birminghanm.  Ms. Sharpe co-authored NANN's Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters:   Guidelines for Practice, 3rd Edition, and was named the Association for Vascular Access Janet Pettit Scholar in 2014.  She was elected to the Board of Director's in 2014 and was recently re-elected for a second term.

OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion, the attendee will be able to:

1)  Apply knowledge to fragile NICU babies.

2)  Describe specific guidelines for improved PICC line insertions.

3)  Demonstrate setup to insertion of PICC line.

  ANN Executive Director: Debbie Fraser, MN, RNC-NIC (Canada)

Debbie Fraser is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada and an Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Disciplines at Athabasca University, where she is a director of the Nurse Practitioner Program.  She is the Executive Director of the Academy of Neonatal Nursing and Editor-in-Chief of Neonatal Network:  The Journal of Neonatal Nursing.

Debbie has over 35 years experience in neonatal care and has authored numerous articles, book chapters and tw neonatal textbooks, Acute Respiratory Care and Infection in the Neonate,  Debbie speaks widely on topics related to the care of high risk newborns.

OBJECTIVES:  Learner will be able to:

1)  Discuss the issue of antibiotic resistance and "superbugs".

2)  Describe the consequences of antiobiotic exposure in neonates.

3)  Identify strategies to reduce the use of antibiotics in the neonatal population.

AHWONN President:  Emily Drake, PhD, RN, FAAN

Emily Drake, PhD, RN, FAAN is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia.  Dr. Drake focuses her teaching, practice, and research on issues of Maternal-Child Health, Breastfeeding, and Post-Partum Depression and its impact on families and children.  She has more than 25 years of experience that includes practice as a staff nurse, a clinical specialist, educator, and administrator.

She is the author of several book chapters and publications in journals such as the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, JOGNN, Journal of Perinatal Education, Pediatrics, and Neonatal Network.  She has presented at numerous conferences, workshops and special events.  She has held leadership positions in the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) at the Chapter, State, and National level.  She is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Nursing Honor Society (STTI).

OBJECTIVES:  The Learner will be able to:

1)  Explore the Sprectrum of Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

2)  Identify contributing Factors/risk factors - who is at risk?

3)  Discuss Screening, Referral and Diagnosis:  What to do next!

  S.T.A.B.L.E. Founder:  Kristine A. Karlsen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC

Kristine Karlsen's multitude of professional and academic experiences lead to founding S.T.A.B.L.E. - the Vision that every person involved with neonatal care wll take the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program - from midwives delivering babies in the home to the highest level tertiary center staff who deliver thousands of babies each year and who care for the most critically ill infants.  Their mission is to provide this high-level, practical, accessible,and effective education to help reduce infant morbidity amd mortality, improve neonatal outcomes and most importantly, improve the quality of life for infants and their families.





 HAWAII PRESENTERS:  SUE & THOMAS FRANCIS III, Son of Dr. Thomas Francis II, who discovered the Polio Vaccine with his medical partner, Dr. Jonas Salk in 1955.  A brief look into the history of the Polio vaccine and the importance of vaccinations/immunizations in today's times.



OBJECTIVES:   The Learner will be able to:

1)  Demonstrate how vaccines have vastly improved our health --story of polio.

2)  Discuss current controversies--science vs. belief.

3)  Personal choice--individual freedom or community health.

Nainoa Thompson, Master Navigator/NICU Parent of Twins; 2013 Malama o Na Keiki 'Ohana of the Year



 Recently, accomplished the historical, three-year, global, non instrumentation travels.  His experience sailing on the open ocean, using the stars, winds, seas to navigate previous voyages did not prepare him for the emotional experience of seeing his twins in the NICU, especially his son who became very critical and needed surgery.  "He's a leader with vision and is a charismatic, spellbinding storyteller."



                         www.caringforhawaiineonates.org                               www.malamaonakeiki.org

MISSION:  Caring for Hawaii Neonates is a 501c3, non profit, organization that enhances the care for Hawaii neonates through direct services and education.

VISION:  To be universally recognized as the premiere, culturally based, organization promoting the highest quality care for neonates in Hawaii.


KAPENA! Please join us for the Celebration of Aloha Golf Tournament which helps to support NICU nursing education and our NICU babies/families.  Monday, December 4 @ Mid Pacific Country Club!  See our website, Events page, for more information.



Most celebrated musical 'ohana of Hawai'i!  Kapena!