Jenny Bevacqua

Jenny Bevacqua is a dually-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Acute and Primary Care) with over 18 years of experience in pediatrics. In the hospital setting, Jenny has worked with Pediatric General Surgery, Emergency and Hospitalist groups. For the last 3 years, she has been working in a primary care setting in addition to serving as Faculty in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at OHSU in Portland, Oregon.

Jenny is an accomplished academician with multiple book chapters, journal articles, and past speaking engagements regionally and nationally. She is also the founder of Northwest Pediatric Education Specialists LLC and is passionate about educating healthcare personnel on evidence-based, compassionate care for infants and children.

Jenny thinks of herself as “a pro-science hippie”. Like many Portlanders, she identifies with nature and wants to promote natural health for her family. She lives with her husband and two children on 4 acres in a cohousing community in Portland. Jenny loves that her children are “free range” (like those of by-gone generations) as expert tree climbers and fort builders! She utilizes her interpersonal skills to help strengthen her relations and grow personally.

Despite having these hippie credentials (haha!), Jenny maintains deep loyalty to pro-science/evidence-based practice in caring for children, as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, a teacher, and as a mother. She believes that children deserve the best care! She promotes healthy living as a naturalist one without compromising evidence-based practice. Jenny is founder of Northwest Pediatric Education Specialists, LLC.

Rash Decisions: Pediatric Dermatology – Rash Decisions: Pediatric Dermatology will outline the most common complaints seen in infants and children – rashes. The etiology of rashes is wide and varied: congenital causes, irritants, infections, and occasionally even harbingers of life-threatening diseases. In this course, you will review basic skin anatomy and outline the vocabulary for describing dermatologic findings, which is the foundation for creating a differential diagnosis. The broad categories of rashes that will be discussed include infectious causes, allergic and inflammatory rashes, and a myriad of others such as drug eruptions and erythema multiforme. This course will be interactive, providing participants with many opportunities to practice describing and diagnosing rashes.