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You expect a child to experience bumps, bruises, cuts, sore throats, runny noses, ear infections and fevers. But what happens when a child goes from a mild fever to convulsions, loss of consciousness, and foaming at the mouth?


Maria Broadstreet is a Nurse Practitioner at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (former Children's Memorial Hospital) caring for critically ill children. She came into this role from Primary Care, where she diagnosed and treated kids at the beginning stages of their illnesses. Throughout her career in pediatrics, Maria was able to expand her love of teaching through clinical instruction for undergraduate nursing students and didactic instruction for graduate nursing students, both at DePaul and Loyola Universities in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, she has been presenting to experienced healthcare professionals throughout the United States, drawing on her pediatric expertise. Past attendees have witnessed Maria's passion and sense of humor regarding both her practice and the children she cares for. She draws on personal stories and clinical case studies that will definitely leave an impression. That, coupled with her 'in the trenches', practical knowledge, will infuse many new ideas into your own practice right away.

Speaker Disclosures

Financial: Maria Broadstreet has an employment relationship with Lurie Children’s Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Maria Broadstreet is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.