2017

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Family Presence During Trauma Resuscitation: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Practice Management Guideline, Mae Ann Pasquale PhD, MSN, RN (Presentation)

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Benefits of a Multidisciplinary Clinic Operations Workgroup as a forum for Navigator Coordinators and Quality Improvement ., Alyssa Pauls RN, BSN, OCN; Cynthia Smith RN, BSN, MA, OCN; Kathy Sevedge RN, MA, AOCN; Laura Beaupre BSN, OCN, CBPN-IC; Martiza Y. Chicas RN, PCCN; Christine Heffeman RN, BSN, OCN; Jeanne Kenna RN, OCN; Angela Miller RN; Raizalie Roman-Rosado BSN, OCN, CMSRN; and Jane Zubia RN, OCN, CBPN I-C (Poster)

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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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Insulin Administration in NPO Diabetic Patients., Jaclyn Ramsden RamsdenBSN, RN and Damaris Muniz BSN, RN (Poster)

Urinary Retention Protocol, Victoria Reid BSN, RN (Presentation)

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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)

Gaining Increased Numbers of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners: Use of a “Standardized Patient” for Competency Validation,”, Michele Rice BSN, RN, CEN and Sandra Sabbatini BSN, RN (Presentation)

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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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Decreasing Intermittent Catheterization: Urinary Retention Clock Pie Chart Protocol., Genesis Rivera Garcia (Poster)

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Urinary Retention Protocol (Poster)., Genesis Rivera Garcia BSN,RN and Victoria Reid BSN,RN (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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A Bariatric Surgery Pathway: Reductions in Length of Stay and Readmissions., Andraya Rowan; Sallie Fenstermaker; and Christine D Joyce BSN, RN, CMSRN (Poster)

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Ambulating Oncology Patients: Nurses Perspective., Jenna Ruggiero BSN, RN and Believe Adetor BSN, RN (Poster)

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What Does it Take to be a Champion? Transforming and Empowering the Unit-Based Skin Care Champion Role., Kelly Ryan MS, RN, CWON, CFCN and Laura Walker RN, BSN, CCRN (Poster)

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Effect of Team-Based Communication Post an ER Visit., Madalyn Schaefgen MD, Barbara Sikora LPN, Colleen Poehler, and Kyle Shaak MPH (Poster)

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Development of a Bereavement Program in the Intensive Care Unit: Helping Provide Nurses with Meaningful Closure Following the Death of a Patient, Amy C. Shanahan BSN, RN; Kristin M. Snyder BSN, RN; and Victoria Wirth MS, BSN, RN (Poster)

Patient Engagement to Improve Care and Maintenance of Cervical Collars, Kelly R. Shoener BSN, RN (Presentation)

LVHN Expands Tablet Technology to Improve Value in the Patient Experience, Jaclyn Stine BS (Presentation)

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Stroke in the Young: What's Hiding in Your Blood Can Hurt (Poster)., 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)

Do You Know the Code? Incorporating the 2015 Code of Ethics for Nurses into Practice, Cynthia Umbrell MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN and Tanya Wagner BSN, RN (Presentation)

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Let's Talk! Engaging the Community in Advance Care Planning Through Games., Seth VanZant, Aleksandra Bacewicz, Alexandria Holmes, Priscilla Shen, Lora Bojilova, Robert Levy, Nicole Defenbaugh PhD, and Robert Motley MD (Poster)

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Evaluation of Mothers and Infants with Presumed Exposure to Zika Virus: A Look into the Lehigh Valley Experience, Tibisay Villalobos MD, Michelle Maron RN, and Jeanette Taveras DO (Poster)

Sharing the Lessons: the 10-year Journey of a Safe Patient Movement Program, Laura Walker RN, BSN, CCRN; Timothy Docherty MBA, CIH, CHFM; Donald Hougendobler BS; Carol Guanowsky BSN, COHN-S; and Maryann Rosenthal MSN, RN, CMSRN (Article)

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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)

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Anatomy of a Project: The Ideal Meets the Real World., Christine R. Yatsko MSN, RN, CMSRN; Kristine A. Petre MLS, CM, AHIP; Kim S. Hitchings MSN, RN, NEA-BC; and Tricia S. Bernecker PhD, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC (Presentation)

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 A. Briscese BSN; 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 A. Briscese BSN; 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)

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Bedside Reporting at Change of Shift, John Burd BSN, RN and michelle Trilli BSN, RN (Poster)

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Verification of Proper Nasogastric Tube Placement, Michelle L. Burgess BSN, RN; Nicole L. Klees BSN, RN; Tracy Wenrich BSN, RN; and Kelly A. Zirnheld BSN, RN (Poster)

Heightening Awareness of Incivility in the Operating Room, Tara A. Burkus BSN, RN, CNOR (Presentation)

Heightening Awareness of Incivility in the Operating Room., Tara A. Burkus BSN, RN, CNOR (Presentation)

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Hand Hygiene Compliance, Nicole M. Caby BSN, RN; Crystal A. Conboy BSN, RN; and Ashley N. Sneed BSN, RN (Poster)

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Successful Job Advancement and Career Planning in the Nursing Profession: A Study of Naturalistic Inquiry, Alyssa S. Campbell DNP, MBA, RN, RN-BC (Presentation)

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Successful Job Advancement and Career Planning in the Nursing Profession: A Study of Naturalistic Inquiry., Alyssa S. Campbell DNP, MBA, RN, RN-BC (Presentation)

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Going Above and Beyond: The Practical Steps and Benefits of Setting Your NRP Apart, Cynthia A. Cappel MSN, RN-BC1 (Presentation)

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

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Improving RN Comfort Level in Individualizing Care for Hospice Patients, Tiffany D. Casimiro BSN, RN; Danielle G. France BSN, RN; and Rebecca A. Livesay BSN, RN (Poster)

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Best Practice on Insulin Injection Therapy., Deanna A. Cavallaro BSN, RN and Andrew Orzel BSN, RN (Poster)

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Acuity Tool Use in a Pediatric ICU, Victoria A. Cognat BSN, RN; Yori E. Cozen BSN, RN; and Katheryn Malcolm BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Valuable Oncology Nurse Preceptor, Donna Colabroy RN, MSN, OCN, CCM and Maura Price RN, BSN, OCN (Poster)

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Preventing Lab Label Errors, Angelo J. Cook BSN, RN and Erin M. Murray BSN, RN (Poster)

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Fatal Malposition in Labor, Lindsey Copes BSN, RN and Peggy Rogers BSN, RN (Poster)

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Ambulating Open Heart Surgery Patients on TOHU, Katherine I. Coringrato BSN, RN; Jessica M. Light BSN, RN; and Nicole D. Rauchut BSN, RN (Poster)

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Telemetry Alarm Fatigue in Medical-Surgical Nurses, Kathryn E. Cosentino BSN, RN; Richard F. Dyer BSN, RN; and Emily K. Hegner BSN, RN (Poster)

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Clustering Care., Arielle Cratsenberg BSN, RN (Presentation)

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Clustering Care., Arielle Cratsenberg BSN, RN and Christine R. Yatsko MSN, RN, CMSRN (Presentation)

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Implementation of “Quiet Time” on a Maternity Ward in a Hospital Setting, Jennyfer M. Cruz BSN, RN; Eunessy V. Dreibelbis BSN, RN; and Kate N. Weinberg BSN, RN (Poster)

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Improving Nurse-Patient Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Skills: ICU Patients with Neurological Communication Impairments, Crystal E. Crystal BSN, RN (Poster)

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SURGICAL HAND ANTISEPSIS, Elizabeth I. Cummings BSN, RN and Kelly A. Grim BSN, RN (Poster)

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Improving Knowledge of PICC Line Maintenance, Kiesha M. Custis-Adams BSN, RN; Lydia Karlsson BSN, RN; and Melissa F. Long BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Evidence Behind Integrating Palliative Care Into Oncology Practice., Erin M. Dailey BSN, RN, OCN, CRNI, CHPN (Article)

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Improving Nursing Knowledge of Comfort Modalities for Patients Receiving Hospice Care, Ashley L. D'Andrea BSN, RN and Gabriela DePaulo BSN, RN (Poster)

Dual-Focus Nursing Peer Review Model Drives Performance Improvement and Enhances Care Quality, Carolyn L. Davidson RN, PhD and Kim S. Hitchings MSN, RN, NEA-BC (Presentation)

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Decisional Involvement and Professional Practice: Relation and Outcomes, Carolyn L. Davidson RN, PhD; Kim S. Hitchings MSN, RN, NEA-BC; John W. Nilson PhD, MSN, RN; Debra Peter MSN, RN-BC; and Cathy Schwartz MS, RN (Poster)

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Development of a Clinical Pathway for the Whipple Procedure, Lilianna DeFalcis; Cathyann Feher RN, MSN; Jeffrey Brodsky MD; Candace Neiman RN; Christine D Joyce BSN, RN, CMSRN; Kimberly Fritts DPT; and Thomas A. McLoughlin (Poster)

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Improving Nurse to Patient Ratios in the Emergency Department Utilizing LEAN, Paul Delpais BSN, RN, CEN and Lindsa Houck MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CEN, CPEN, PHRN (Poster)

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Diabetic Education: Healthy Carbohydrates and Carbohydrate Counting, Michael J. De Rosa BSN, RN; Nelli V. Jordan BSN, RN; and Emily A. Truesdale BSN, RN (Poster)

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Leaving Lateral Violence at the Door, Aubrey DiCrecchio BSN, RN and Amanda Getty BSN, RN (Poster)

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Who Else Wants to Enjoy Saving Skin?, Danielle M. DiMilia BSN, RN; Heather Logan BSN, RN; and Patricia Luisi BSN, RN (Poster)

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Introduction of a Patient Refusal Waiver and Incidence of Patient Refusal in the Context of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis, Derek Djavaherian MS; Nicole Reimer BSN, RN, OCN; and Beatrice Oertner (Poster)

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Beyond Traditional Scenarios: Simulation Techniques in Hospital Education, Amy E. Droskinis MSN, RN, CCRN (Poster)

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Improving Identification of Urinary Retention, Katlyn Duffy BSN, RN; Patrick Muldering BSN, RN; Erika Nolan BSN, RN; Susan Schumacher BSN, RN; and Sarah Wicker BSN, RN (Poster)