2017

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Improving Compliance with SCDs on Observation/ Med-Surg Units?, Brittany Adler BSN, RN; Brianna DePalma BSN, RN; Katherine Henry BSN, RN, RN; and Madlen Vasileva BSN, RN (Poster)

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Standardization of Fall Interventions in the Emergency Department., Shena Alvarado BSN, RN; Andrew Chinofsky BSN, RN; Nicole M. Lucchese BSN, RN; Christopher E. Painter BSN, RN; and Nicholas R. Tucciarone BSN, RN (Poster)

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How Educating Nurses Can Effect Sequential Compression Device Therapy., Allister Anatalio BSN, RN; Courtney Deegan BSN, RN; Hayley Hoke BSN, RN; Kaitlyn McInerney BSN, RN; and Amy Van Wert BSN, RN (Poster)

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Hydrotherapy To Decrease Pain During Labor., Natalia Azar BSN-RN, Gabriella Haviland BSN-RN, and Marisa Saeger BSN-RN (Poster)

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Sliding with Sally Tubes., Nicole Baro BSN, RN; Karen Holveck BSN, RN; and Marina Zweifel BSN, RN (Poster)

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Earlier Urinary Catheter Removal to Promote Independent Bladder Function in Patients with Epidurals., Mallory Benjamin BSN, RN and Rachel Williams BSN, RN (Poster)

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Comparing Education Methodology in the Emergency Department., Nicole J. Bensel BSN, RN; Karen N. Brunner BSN, RN; Michelle J. Henne BSN; Ashley D. Roman BSN, RN; and Amanda M. Tarantino BSN, RN (Poster)

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Excellence in End-of-Life Care for Patients Dying in an Acute Care Hospital, Rochelle Bensinger RN, OCN; Erin Detweiler BSN, RN; and Monica Ring-Striba RN, CHPN (Poster)

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Recognizing Symptoms of Withdrawal Through Implementation of the COWS Scale in Adult Acute Care Settings., Maria Bermudez RN, BSN; Carlie Griffiths RN, BSN; and Shannon Martin RN, BSN (Poster)

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Orthostatic Blood Pressure Vital Signs: Educating Staff to Keep Our Geriatric Population Safe., Hilary A. Boos BSN, RN and Erin Snyder BSN, RN (Poster)

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Ensuring Proper Administration of Subcutaneous Heparin in Post-Operative Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients., Rachel Borger BSN, RN; Zachary Caldwell BSN, RN; Ashley Clemens BSN, RN; Christy Rouhana BSN, RN; and Kaitlyn Zimmerman NSN, RN (Poster)

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Registered Nurse's Attitudes of Caring for Patients with Alcohol and Drug Abuse Diagnoses., Chloe G. Bowman BSN, RN; Sarah Lichtenwalner BSN, RN; Natalie R. Medinas BSN, RN; Alexandra M. Neikam BSN, RN; and Abbey L. Parrish BSN, RN (Poster)

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Aromatherapy to Reduce Anxiety., Alyssa D. Bryan BSN, RN and Rosemarie Ross BSN, RN (Poster)

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Esophageal High Resolution Impedance Manometry: The GI Nurse Role., Rosann Buchman RN CGRN and Linda Marks RN, BSN, CGRN (Poster)

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Cultural competence- identifying cultural practices upon admission to medical surgical unit., Mario Carranza BSN-RN, Sara McCarthy BSN-RN, Courtney Rittenhouse BSN-RN, and Ashley Silberg BSN-RN (Poster)

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Providing Donor Breast Milk for Premature Infants., Emilee N. Carr BSN, RN; Mary K. Kline BSN, RN; and Michelle N. Lanzarone BSN, RN (Poster)

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Relieving Work-related Stress With Low-level Background Music., Robert M. Cefola BSN, RN and Ian M. Liebold BSN, RN (Poster)

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Development of a AYA Team: Ensuring Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults., Donna Colabroy RN, MSN, OCN, CCM; Melissa Kratz RN, MSN, AOCN; Amber Messinger BSW; Rose Schenk MSN; Elizabeth Rohn MSS, LCSW, OSW-C, PhD; and Mandy Hendricks RN MSN OCN (Poster)

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Strategies for Successful Stroke Survey., Erin M. Conahan RN, CNRN and Claranne Mathiesen RN, MSN, CNRN (Poster)

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Alarm Fatigue: Do You Hear What I Hear?., Lindsey R. Damiter bsn, rn; Eric M. Strauss BSN, RN; Bianca B. Garcia BSN, RN; and Lindsay M. Hischak BSN, RN (Poster)

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Verification of Gastric Tube Placement: Identifying New Practice When the Evidence is Inconclusive., Daniela Diehl BSN, RN; Andrew Hill BSN, RN; Alexandra A. Lazaridis BSN, RN; Megan J. Sevi BSN, RN; Christina M. Siracuse BSN, RN; and William J. Watson Jr BSN, RN (Poster)

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Nurse Resiliency in Pediatric and PICU Nurses., Ashley Divincenzo BSN, RN; Stephanie Pinter BSN, RN; Alexis Gilmore BSN, RN; and Kendra Wetherhold BSN, RN (Poster)

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Breastfeeding Assessment and Education in Pediatric Nurses., Nicole E. Doble BSN, RN and Amy L. Serfas BSN, RN (Poster)

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Streamlining Electronic Orders Management: Phases of Care from a Nursing Perspective., Kathleen Duckworth RN, CPAN (Poster)

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Every Child, Every Time: Universal Child Abuse Screening Increases Awareness and State Reporting., Lauren Dudas MD, Gwenda L. Petrohoy, Debra Esernio-Jenssen MD, Cheryl Lansenderfer BSN, Joseph J. Stirparo MD, Michele Dunstan, and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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Vaginal Delivery Safety Checklist., Rachel B. Eusebio BSN, RN and Alice Takla BSN, RN (Poster)

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Transparencies of Documentation Across Disciplines., Amy E. Evans BSN, RN (Poster)

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Nursing Burnout 8-Hour Shifts vs. 12-Hour Shifts., Carol Evans BSN, RN; Kaitlyn Edmondson BSN, RN; and Sarah Bramich BSN, RN (Poster)

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"Lessening Stress in OHU/TOHU- Creating an Easy Access Tool"., Katie Fedor BSN, RN and Elisa A. Molchany BSN, RN (Poster)

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Early Ambulation to Decrease Narcotic Use in Postoperative/Postpartum Cesarean Section Mothers., Courtney Fox BSN, RN; Annaliese Gorham BSN, RN; and Lisa Patel BSN, RN (Poster)

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Preventing Falls by Implementing a Fall Agreement., Danielle Glen, Nicole Morin, and Megan Phegley (Poster)

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Using Simulation-Based Learning to Prepare for a Potential Cardiac Emergency on the Labor Unit., Julia Gogle RN (Article)

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Nurse Resident Job Satisfaction: Do Directors Make a Difference?, April L. Hargy BSN, RN and Sonya Whitman BSN, RN (Poster)

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Optimization of the Surgical Residents’ Educational Experience., Victoria Hendershot; Cathyann Feher RN,MSN; and Stacey Unterberg (Poster)

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Does a Brief Educational Intervention Allow for Greater Prehospital Recognition of Acute Stroke by Paramedics?., Tara K. Henry-Morrow EMT-P; Bryan D. Nelson MBA, NR-P; Erin M. Conahan RN, CNRN; Claranne Mathiesen RN, MSN, CNRN; Bernadette Glenn-Porter BS; Matthew Niehaus DO; Lauren M. Porter; Mitchell Gesell DO; Gregory Monaghan MD; and Jeanne L. Jacoby MD (Poster)

An Educational Intervention Allows for Greater Prehospital Recognition of Acute Stroke., Tara K. Henry-Morrow EMT-P; Bryan D. Nelson MBA, NR-P; Erin M. Conahan RN, CNRN; Claranne Mathiesen RN, MSN, CNRN; Bernadette G. Porter BS; Matthew Niehaus DO; Mitchell Gesell DO; Gregory Monaghan MD; and Jeanne L. Jacoby MD (Article)

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Ventriculostomy Dressing Changes., Anthony T. Hernandez BSN, RN and Yvette M. Jabbour BSN, RN (Poster)

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Team Building Activities: Increasing Staff Engagement., Sarah Hines BSN, RN; Clement Eruwayo BSN, RN; Kristen Purkey BSN, RN; and Sara Kirkpatrick BSN, RN (Poster)

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Accuracy of Finnegan Neonatal Abstinence Scoring., Mariah Hish BSN, RN and Nicole Strohl BSN, RN (Poster)

Empowering Nurses to Transform Health Care Globally: A United States-Haiti Nursing Partnership, Kim S. Hitchings MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Tonya Kemp RN; Sharon Kromer BSN, RN, CCRC, CTC; Barbara Labriola MSW, BA, RN, CMSRN; and Lori Yesenofski MSN, RN, CCRN, CTC (Article)

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A “Standardized Patient” to Validate the Competency of SANEs, Amanda Howatt BSN, RN, CEN; Devin Kennedy MSN, RN, CEN; Sandra Sabbatini MSN, RN-BC, CEN; and Michele Rice BSN, RN, CEN (Poster)

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Fall Accountability Care Program., Jenny Huang BSN, RN and Kelly Menendez BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Impact of a Focused Factory on Intraoperative Cost Per Case in Elective Total Knee Replacement Surgery., Hope L. Johnson MSN, RN, CNOR (Poster)

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Enhancing Communication Along the Perioperative Continuum., Amanda L. Knoll BSN, RN (Poster)

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Implementing a Skin Assessment Tool in the Operating Room., Kerianne N. Larizzio BSN, RN and Jaclyn M. Panichi BSN, RN (Poster)

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In Adult Critical Care Patients Receiving Enteral Feedings, Would Volume Based Nutritional Intake Compared to Current Enteral Feeding Policy Help Patients Meet their Nutirional Goals?., Mikayla K. Lentz BSN, RN; Caitlin N. Pasquale BSN, RN; and Molly Moyer BSN, RN (Poster)

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Decreased Foley Insertion: Serial Straight Catheterization Versus Indwelling Catheterization, Joy R. Lopez BSN, RN and Stephanie A. Stucka (Poster)

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We’ve Got Talent: Partnering with Human Resources for Recruitment (Poster)., Jeanne P. Luke MSN, RN, CNOR (Poster)

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Managing Postpartum Pain in Patients with Uncomplicated Vaginal Deliveries., Cara Marzullo BSN RN; BreAnna Miller BSN, RN; and Jessica Reyes BSN RN (Poster)

Diverse Models of Home-Based Palliative Care: Key Principles from Four Programs for Impact on Quality and Cost (SA522)., Diane Meier MD, FACP, FAAHPM; Richelle N. Hooper MBA, MSN, FNP-BC, ACHPN; Dana Lustbader MD; Robert Parker DNP, RN, CENP, CHPN; and Donna Stevens BS (Article)

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Validation of the Italian Version of the Caregiver Abuse Screen among Family Caregivers of Older People with Alzheimer's Disease., Maria Gabriella Melchiorre, Mirko Di Rosa, Francesco Barbabella, Norma Barbini, Fabrizia Lattanzio, and Carlos Chiatti (Article)

Physical Therapy Mobility Protocols can Decrease Hospital LOS for Mechanically Ventilated patients., Kenneth Miller MEd, RRT-NPS (Article)

Women's Partcipation in Clinical Trials: The Factors that Matter the Most., Samantha Myles RN; Cheryl Tocci; Brandy L. Firman; Jennifer E. Macfarlan MPH; and Anita Kurt PhD, RN (Presentation)

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Caring for the Autistic Pediatric Population in the Emergency Department., Teresa L. Pekarik BSN, RN and Samantha B. Sheftel BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Importance of Venous Thromboembolism Management in the Oncology Population., Maura Price RN, BSN, OCN (Poster)

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Multidisciplinary Approach to Physical Mobility in Intensive Care., Alexa J. Reyes BSN, RN; Logan Sessions BSN, RN; and Adrienne M. Westgate BSN, RN (Poster)

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To Err is Human: A Quality Initiative Aimed at Reducing Human Error in Cardiac Data Management., Mercedes Rios-Scott BS (Poster)

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Treatment of a Pregnant Patient in a Persistent Vegetative State., Matthew P. Romagano DO; William E. Scorza MD; Stephen E. Lammers PhD; Carole Dorr BS, RRT; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Article)

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Development of a Bereavement Program in the Intensive Care Unit Project Facilitator., Amy C. Shanahan BSN, RN; Kristin M. Snyder BSN, RN; and Victoria Wirth MS, BSN, RN (Poster)

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Stroke in the Young: What's Hiding in Your Blood Can Hurt., Holly Tavianini RN, BSN, MSHSA, CNRN and Amanda Yerkes RN, BSN, CMSRN, CNRN (Poster)

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A Prospective Study on Functional Status Post Geriatric Trauma., Melissa Toth; Kai L. Bortz MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNL; and Joseph J. Stirparo MD (Poster)

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Measuring Patient-Provider Interaction at LVHN., Demetri Tsirukis, John Crumpler, Sarah Schopf RN, Marjorie Hamm RN, and Matthew McCambridge MD (Poster)

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Making a Checklist and Checking it Twice: Implementing a Strategy to Meet Stroke Center Monitoring Guidelines., Bonnie Wasilowsky BSPA-HCA, RN, CNRN (Poster)

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Decreased Use of Foley Catheters and Standarization of Daily Weights to Improve Accurancy of Fluid Status Monitoring., Sarah Wasley BSN, RN; Casey Stockman BSN, RN; and Patricia L. Klein BSN, RN (Poster)

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It’s an Open and Shut Case: Airflow and Ventilation in the Operating Room., Rachel Wisner BSN, RN, CNOR (Poster)

2016

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Improving Hand Washing Compliance in the Emergency Department, Taylor L. Abruzzese BSN, RN; Claire C. Carbonetto BSN, RN; Amy M. Dalmas BSN, RN; and Karlee A. Hantz BSN, RN (Poster)

Regulatory and ONS Standards Related to Hazardous Drugs – Are You and Your Patients Safe, Tiffany Achenbach MSN, RN, CMSRN and Amy Yaple RN (Presentation)

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Project LeaRN: Clinical Nurses Engaging in Scholarly Visits to Transform Practice in Their Own Setting(poster), Angela Agee ADN, RN, CMSRN (Poster)

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Reducing Medication Errors in Pediatric Patients, Gaelyn Amick BSN, RN; Sabrina T. Orr BSN, RN; Emily L. Shaud BSN, RN; and Brianne Walsh BSN, RN (Poster)

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Blood Glucose Point of Care Testing for Patients on Vasoconstrictors in the ICU, Tanya M. Atiyeh BSN, RN; William F. Joson BSN, RN; Cassandra E. Passaro BSN, RN; and Kevin W. Trinchere BSN, RN (Poster)

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Epidural Troubleshooting Checklist, Margaret Aveis BSN, RN; Meghan S. Brown BSN, RN; Deirdre E. McEntee BSN, RN; and Hannah M. Roman BSN, RN (Poster)

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Clinical Q & A: Translating Therapeutic Temperature Management from Theory to Practice., Mary Kay Bader; Gretchen M Brophy; Teresa Wavra; Claranne Mathiesen RN, MSN, CNRN; and Mary Kay Bader (Article)

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Clinical Q & A: Translating Therapeutic Temperature Management from Theory to Practice., Mary Kay Bader; William D Cahoon; Stephen A Figueroa; Chris Laux; Lisa Kurczewski; Teresa Wavra; Claranne Mathiesen RN, MSN, CNRN; and Sarah L Livesay (Article)

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Midline Head Positioning to Reduce the Risk of Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Very Low Birth Weight Neonates, Amanda M. Bagdasarian BSN, RN; Lindsay B. Field BSN, RN; and Stephanie L. Weakland BSN, RN (Poster)

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Increasing Use of Palliative Care Resources in the Critical Care Setting, Meredith Bassler BSN, RN; Eleya M. Tsamutalis BSN, RN; and Thu H. Vo BSN, RN (Poster)

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We Love Our Patients But We Don’t Want Them To Fall For Us, Denitra T. Batista BSN, RN; Matthew J. Brown BSN, RN; Samantha K. Gill BSN, RN; and Candice R. Veale BSN, RN (Poster)

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An Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility's Interdisciplinary Approach to Preventing Pressure Ulcers, Jill Beal; Jessica Zimmerman; and Tina Roma Fisher MSN, RN, CRRN (Poster)

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B.A.C.K to B.A.S.IC.S: A Fall Prevention Bundle, Venessa L. Beck BSN, RN; Christopher Castro BSN, RN; Sophia C. Fuesler BSN, RN; Kendall B. Heyer BSN, RN; and Yesenia Rivera BSN, RN (Poster)

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Pressure Ulcers and Nutrition, Sara J. Behle BSN, RN; Lea Silfies BSN, RN; and Shanna J. Truscott BSN, RN (Poster)

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Stethoscope Disinfection, Lauren T. Bekesy BSN, RN; Mandy N. Foulke BSN, RN; Abigail M. Harkness BSN, RN; and Samantha D. Rabuck BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Benefits of Disposable Incontinence Pads, Janeen M. Bendig BSN, RN; Shannon E. Hindman BSN, RN; Kaitlyn N. Irving BSN, RN; and Ellen M. Melanson BSN, RN (Poster)

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To Lift or Not to Lift: Studying the Benefits and Implementation of Mechanical Ceiling Lifts, Melanie J. Benner BSN, RN and Rachelle Dambman BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Effectiveness of Educating RNs On Stethoscope Disinfection, Amanda S. Berg BSN, RN (Poster)

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Prospective Evaluation of Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment of Mature Burn Scars., Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD; Christina C. Gogal BS; Michael J. Weiss MPH; Deborah Boorse RN, CNP; and Patrick Pagella MSN, ARNP, BSN, RN (Article)

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Results From Application of an Absorbable Synthetic Membrane to Superficial and Deep Second Degree Wounds, Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD; Patrick Pagella RN, CNP; Deborah Boorse RN, CNP; and Hamed Amani MD (Poster)

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Changing the Face of Diabetes Education at Lehigh Valley Health Network—Creation of a New Resource for Late Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes, Jacob R. Blount MS4; Linda M. Schwartz MDE, AHIP, CM; Laura Harstine; and Joyce Najarian MSN, RN, CDE (Poster)

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Decreasing CLABSIs One Dressing at a Time, Damien D. Boham BSN, RN; Elizabeth Ickes BSN, RN; and Claire M. LaTourette BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Impact of a Brief Educational Intervention on Provider Practice: Instituting an, Gary Bonfante DO; Alexandra Malenka RN, BSN; and Robert Zoshak MBA, BSHA (Poster)

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Orthostatic Blood Pressure Vitals Signs: Educating Staff to Keep Our Geriatric Population Safe, Hilary A. Boos BSN, RN; Erin K. George BSN, RN; and Kathleen M. Timm BSN, RN (Poster)

Creating a Geriatric Focused Model of Care in Trauma with Geriatric Education (Presentation), Kai L. Bortz RN and Joseph J. Stirparo MD (Presentation)

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CHG Bathing in the ICU Setting: Educating Staff for Increased Compliance, Jolie B. Bosakowski BSN, RN; Jaclyn C. Hartman BSN, RN; and Sarah F. McCartney BSN, RN (Poster)

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Quiet Time at Night in the Pediatric Population, Julia A. Boyd BSN, RN and Jordan E. Sunderland BSN, RN (Poster)

Use of Cryotherapy in Reduction of Pain During Subcutaneous Heparin and Administration of Subcutaneous Anti-Coagulation Therapy, Matthew Briscase BSN, RN; Christine D. Leech BSN, RN; Kaylyn V. Wapinsky BSN; Morgan L. Fulmer BSN, RN; Rachael Mazzante BSN, RN; and Nicole L. Karasek BSN, RN (Presentation)

Use of Cryotherapy in Reduction of Pain During Subcutaneous Heparin and Administration of Subcutaneous Anti-Coagulation Therapy., Matthew Briscase BSN, RN; Christine D. Leech BSN, RN; Kaylyn V. Wapinsky BSN, RN; Morgan L. Fulmer BSN, RN; Rachael Mazzante BSN, RN; and Nicole L. Karasek BSN, RN (Presentation)

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A New Paradigm: Group Medical Appointments for Individuals with Diabetes Using Insulin Pumps, Kathleen Brown and Cynthia Payonk (Poster)

Foreshadowing with Shadow Charting; Helping our End-users get Ready, Set and Go With Epic., Kelli Brown BSN, RN-BC and Scott Higgins MBA (Presentation)

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Improving Cervical Collar Application in the Emergency Department, Stephanie L. Brown BSN, RN; Sarahlyn E. Knechel BSN, RN; Erin K. Lynch BSN, RN; Nikki M. Mendez BSN, RN; and Andrew J. Sheppard BSN, RN (Poster)

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Impact of Fall Risk Assessment Tool Education on a Medical-Surgical Unit, Christine L. Brubaker and Susan Miller BSN, RN (Poster)

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How Does Uninterrupted Sit Time Effect Patient Satisfaction Scores?, Vanessa C. Buchanan BSN, RN; Meghan E. Rastetter BSN, RN; Elizabeth M. Reese BSN, RN; Alexia A. Spain BSN, RN; and Megan R. Zimmerman BSN, RN (Poster)

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An Education Intervention on Indwelling Urinary Catheter Maintenance to Prevent CA-UTI, Ashley R. Bunnell BSN, RN; Andrea L. Harring BSN, RN; and Kelly Pellathy BSN, RN (Poster)