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Presentations at National Conferences by Geisinger Nurses

2013

  • Smithgall LM; Rodgers M. Getting to the Heart of the Matter:  Implementing a Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Newborn Screening Program Across a Rural Health System (Podium). 2013 Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Convention, Nashville, TN: June 18, 2013.

2012

  • Sember J. Clemens A; Lessin-Diehl A; Mesinger S; Aucker R; McHenry H. It’s Breast Practice: Promoting Breastfeeding through Well Timed Collaboration   (Poster).  140th APHA Annual Meeting, San Francisco: October 27-31.
  • Raup C; Spegman A. Nurturing interdisciplinary collaboration isn’t just reaching for the stars (Podium). ANCC National Magnet Conference, Los Angeles CA, October 2012.
  • Maani-Fogelman P; Shabanowitz RB. Compassion Fatigue and Moral Distress in Nursing: Evolution of a New Work Distress Complex (WDC) (Poster). 19th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montréal Canada, October 9-12, 2012. 
  • Spegman A; Neff-Bulger M.  Collaborative practices to promote tobacco-free homes for young children (Poster).  2012 National Conference on Tobacco or Health, Kansas City, Missouri, Aug 15-17.
  • Spegman A; Alechnie C.  Advancing Collaborative Practices through Interdisciplinary Learning: Student Quality & Safety Program (Podium). 23rd International Nursing Research Congress, Brisbane Australia, August 2012.
  • Spegman A; Wary A; Laam L. Caring for Pregnant Smokers: Nurses' Views on Cessation Interventions (Podium).  23rd International Nursing Research Congress, Brisbane Australia, August 2012.
    Raup C; Thompson M; Boker J; Spegman A.  Instilling Interprofessional Collaboration on Quality Improvement in Health Professions Faculty and Students (Poster). American Association of Medical Colleges Annual Conference, Chicago, June 7-8.
  • Spegman A, Raup C, Boker J, Thompson M. Promoting Teamwork among Health Profession Students Enrolled in Unrelated Institutions (Poster). American Association of Medical Colleges Annual Conference, Chicago, June 7-8.
  • Feirick, M; Gallo, B; Gavel,  T;  Johns, C; Robin, L; McAdoo, M; Scholtis, M; Stoudt, R. Malignant Hyperthermia in the OR: Task Distribution Worksheet. (Poster).  ennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2012 Spring Symposium, Hershey, PA: May 3 -6.
  • Williams V, Shotwell B, Shaffer A, Tetkoskie T.  Implementation and Impact of “Simple Sepsis Alert” in the Emergency Department (Poster). Emergency Nurses Association Leadership Conference 2012, New Orleans: February 22-26, 2012. 
  • Underhill T, Evans S.  NICHE - The Holistic Approach (Poster). The 15th Annual 2012 NICHE Conference, New Orleans, LA: March 7-9, 2012.
  • Smith R; Kieffer J; Tloczynski MJ; Whitenight D; Bird C.  Dictation of handoff report – improving patient flow (Poster). American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. 31st Annual American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) National Conference, Orlando FL, April 15-19.
  • Smith R; Blessing A; Johnson D; Leisenring T; McCarthy C; Raup  C; Tloczynski MJ; D; Bird C.  Challenges in creating a pediatric postanesthesia care area. (Poster). 31st Annual American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) National Conference, Orlando FL, April 15-19.
  •  Smith R; Blessing A; Tloczynski MJ; D; Bird C.   Family in the PACU – Next steps (Poster). American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. 31st Annual American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) National Conference, Orlando FL, April 15-19.    

2011

  • Behrens L; Spegman A. What is the value of using a nurse for clinical trial coordination?  (Podium).  International Association of Clinical Research Nurses 3rd Annual Meeting, Bethesda, MD: Nov. 16-18.
  • Spegman A, Wary A, Laam L. Nurses' perceptions of smoking cessation interventions in prenatal clinics (Poster). STTI 41st Biennial Research Conference, Grapevine, TX: Oct 29 – Nov 2.
  • Spegman A, Shalong G, Leighlow E, Krum S. Breast cancer continuum of care: Addressing the challenges of rural areas. (Poster). STTI 41st Biennial Research Conference, Grapevine, TX: Oct 29 – Nov 2.
  • Spegman A, Raup C. Nurse-Physician Partnerships for Quality Improvement (Poster).  STTI 41st Biennial Research Conference, Grapevine, TX: Oct 29 – Nov 2.
  • Spegman AM, Raup C. Thompson M, Wantz D, Boker J. Hands-on quality improvement through interdisciplinary partnerships (Poster).  139th APHA Annual Meeting, Washington DC: October 30-Nov. 4, 2011.
  • Spegman AM, Neff-Bulger M. Prenatal to Pediatrics: Coordinated Interventions to Promote Tobacco-free Home (Poster). 139th APHA Annual Meeting, Washington DC: October 30-Nov. 4, 2011.
  • Fravel L; Janovich J. (Patient flow – throughput pilot for BP6 (Poster). Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses 20th Annual Convention, Boston MA: Sept. 8-12.
  • Underhill, T, Evans S. Don't forget falls (Poster). 14th Annual NICHE (Nurses Improving the Care of Healthsystem Elders) Conference, Las Vegas Nevada, April 6-8 2011.
  • Bird C; Blessing A; Kieffer J; Sanders M; Smith R; Tloczynski MJ;  Whitenight  D. Changing the PACU Flow from Red to Green (Poster). 30th ASPAN National Conference, Seattle, WA, April 5, 2011.
  • Venditti DA; Hallick SM. Advancing the Practice of Nursing through Loan Forgiveness Programs (Poster). Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board Conference, Harrisburg, April 2011.
  • Stametz RA, Stark A, Spegman A. Breast Cancer Survivorship Program for Rural Pennsylvania: Application of Patient Portal to Communicate, Connect, and Support (Poster). Annual meeting, Health Maintenance Organization Research Network Boston MA, March 2011.

2010

  • Cassagnol H, Laam LA, Mateer H, Wary A, Nolan RA. Improving Reliability of Prenatal Care through EHR. (Poster). Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Forum, Orlando, FL, 7-9 December 2010.
  • Wary, A. Capitalize on employee engagement and participation to successfully develop and implement new specialty care services. (Panel). The World Research Group’s Patient Centered Service Lines for Women: A Forum for Hospitals and Health Systems, Orlando, FL, 8 December 2010.
  • Nolan RA, Wary, A. How to utilize lean processes and reliability science to drive clinical outcomes and operational efficiency.  (Workshop). The World Research Group’s  Patient Centered Service Lines for Women: A Forum for Hospitals and Health Systems, Orlando, FL, 8 December 2010.
  • Kishbaugh L, Danilowicz GA. The Critical Care Implications of H1N1. (Poster). AACN TRENDS in Critical Care Nursing, King of Prussa, PA, Dec. 2010
  • Spiegelmeyer H, Danilowicz GA. Patients Really Do Die from Acetaminophen Overdoses. (Poster). AACN TRENDS in Critical Care Nursing, King of Prussa, PA, Dec. 2010
  • Marks J. Open a specialty lactation center to educate new mothers, promote health behavior, and increase loyalty. (Podium). Patient Centered Service Lines for Women: A Forum for Hospitals and Health Systems, Orlando FL, Dec. 2010
  • Marks J,  Wary A. Capitalize in employee engagement and participation to successfully develop and implement new specialty care services. (Panel presentation). Patient Centered Service Lines for Women: A Forum for Hospitals and Health Systems, Orlando FL, Dec. 2010  
  • Nolan R. Developing a specialized payment model to incentivize providers to decrease rat of caesarian sections. (Podium). Patient Centered Service Lines for Women: A Forum for Hospitals and Health Systems, Orlando FL, Dec. 2010
  • Wary A, Nolan R. Specialized training from Geisinger Health System: How to utilize lean processes and reliability science to drive clinical outcomes and operational efficiency. Pre-conference Workshop at Patient Centered Service Lines for Women: A Forum for Hospitals and Health Systems, Orlando FL, Dec. 2010
  • Behrens L; Spegman A. The CRN Contribution to WTP and Informed Consent. Annual conference, (Poster). International Association of Clinical Research Nurses. Washington DC, Nov 2010. 
  • Blosky MA; Spegman A. Healthy work environments as perceived by nurses in a rural setting. (Podium). ANCC National Magnet Conference, Phoenix, October 2010. 
  • Brokenshire J,  Gaugler J, Pultynovich S, Spickard S, Traumatic Brain Injury (Poster) American Medical Surgical Nursing (AMSN) conference, Las Vegas, Nevada October 2010.
  • Evans E, Sands K, Safety Interventions for Fall Prevention (Poster). American Medical Surgical Nursing (AMSN) conference, Las Vegas, Nevada October 2010.
  • Marion C, Mervine J. Mock Code In An Outpatient Setting. (Poster)  American Medical Surgical Nursing (AMSN) conference, Las Vegas, Nevada October 2010. 
  • Wary, A.  Improve the value of women’s health care- wellness preventative care and quality initiatives. Panel discussion presentation at The World Congress Leadership Summit on Women’s Health Best Practice for Building a Service Line and Expanding Market Share, Boston, MA, 9-11 June 2010.
  • Boker J; Spegman A; Thompson M; Wantz D; Raup C. Hands on Quality Improvement: The Physician-Nurse Relationship (Poster). American Association of Medical Colleges Annual Conference, Chicago, June 2010
  • Latsha DL. Strengthening Relationships through Efficient Communication among the Surgical Team. (Podium). American Pediatric Surgical Nurse Association Conference in Orando, Florida May 2010.
  • Mordan T, Sekulski C. Nursing Initiatives to Strengthen the Health of Work Environments. (Poster). Pinnacle Health System 2010 Nursing Research Conference, Harrisburg PA, May 2010.
  • Boker J; Spegman A; Thompson M. Hands on Quality Improvement: The Physician-Nurse Relationship (Podium) Retooling for Quality and Safety: An initiative of the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation and IHI Open School for Health Professions (meeting of grantees from Schools of Medical and Nursing, Cambridge MA, May 2010.
  • Behrens L, Spegman A, Henninger D, Harkins V. Production/Production Capability of the Clinical Research Nurse (Poster). Association of Clinical Research Professionals: Eastern Nursing Research Society 22st Annual Scientific Sessions, Providence RI., March 2010. 
  • Steimling R, Bower A, Gibble S, Heinzleman B,  Spegman A. Collaborating to Enhance Nursing Students’ Clinical Learning. (Poster). Eastern Nursing Research Society 22st Annual Scientific Sessions, Providence RI., March 2010.

2009

  • Cassagnol H, Mateer H, Laam LA, Wary A, Nolan RA.  Success! IHI bundle decreases primary c-section rates. (Poster).  Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Forum, Orlando, FL, 7-9 December 2009.
  • Nolan RA, Mateer H, Cassagnol H, Wary A, Laam LA.  Improved quality and outcomes via staff efficiency.  (Poster). Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Forum, Orlando, FL, 7-9 December 2009.
  • Nolan RA, Wary AA, Laam LA. Applying reliability science to drive outcomes and increase revenue.  (Poster).  American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Chicago, IL. March 23-26, 2009.