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National Conference Presentations

Acceptances for 2008:

  • Patricia Bentz, RN, BSN; Barbara Buchko, MSN, RN, oral presentation, "Utilizing Education to Increase the Use of Kangaroo Care with Term Infants", Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, June 2008
  • Barbara Buchko, MSN, RN; Linda Pugh, PhD, RN, FAAN, poster presentation, "Leading the Way to Evidence-Based Practice", National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, March 2008
  • Barbara Buchko, MSN, RN; Linda Pugh, PhD, RN, FAAN, oral presentation, "Evidence-Based Practice: Building the Infrastructure for Maternal Newborn Nurses", AWHONN Convention, June 2008
  • Michelle DeStefano, MSN, RN, CNAA-BC; Rosa Hickey, MSN, RN, CNAA-BC, poster presentation, "Nurse Manager Span of Control", American Organization of Nurse Executives, April 2008
  • Gregory M. Gurican, MBA, MS, RN, oral presentation, "Use of a Multidisciplinary Task Force to Reduce Falls at York Hospital" -- National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Conference, January 2008.
  • Valerie Hardy-Sprenkle, MPH, RN, CNAA-BC, FACHE; Kris O'Shea, MSN, RN, CNAA-BC, poster presentation, "NDNQI Data: Improving Skill Mix through Innovation", 2nd Annual NDNQI Conference, January 2008
  • Valerie Hardy-Sprenkle, MPH, RN, CNAA-BC, FACHE; Rosa Hickey, MSN, RN, CNAA-BC; Peter Hartmann, MD; Ted Bell (Emig), oral presentation, "RN/Physician Clinical Collaboration: A Five Year Study", Eastern Nursing Research Society, March 2008
  • Valerie Hardy-Sprenkle, MPH, RN, CNAA-BC, FACHE; Kris O'Shea, MSN, RN, CNAA-BC, Robert Batory, oral presentation, "Innovative Program to "Grow" RNs", Workforce Investment Board of PA, March 2008
  • Valerie Hardy-Sprenkle, MPH, RN, CNAA-BC, FACHE; Kris O'Shea, MSN, RN, CNAA-BC, poster presentation, "A Creative and Innovative Program to Improve Skill Mix and RN/Patient Ratios", American Organization of Nurse Executives, April 2008
  • Stephanie McKoin, MPM, RN, CNAA-BC; Lori Senft, MSN, RN, oral presentation, "Infection Prevention Using Tight Glucose Control in Elective Total Knee Arthroplasty", National Association of Orthopedic Nursing, May 2008
  • Glynnis Lowe RN, CEN, oral presentation, "Serving Those Who Serve Our Communities", Emergency Nurses Association, June 2008
  • Susanlee Wisotzkey, RN, PhD, CCRN, CNA-BC, poster presentation, "Tight Glucose Control of the Post- Operative Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Patient", Nursing 2008 Symposium, March 2008

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Acceptances for American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Conference Baltimore, Maryland. January 14 & 15, 2008:

  • Barbara Buchko, MSN, RN, poster presentation, "Decreasing Maternal Stress When Bed Rest is Prescribed"
  • Faye Hammers, RN; Barb Buchko,MSN, RN; Deb Fake, RNC, poster presentation, "Prevention of Post-Operative Urinary Retention after Uro-Gynecologic Surgery".  - Received a Certificate of Excellence for Poster Demonstrating the Best Science
  • Nancy Mann, MS, APRN-BC; Beth Reiley, MS, RN-BC, poster presentation, "Innovation: Use of the Electronic Health Record as a tool for Fall Prevention"
  • Sheree Seben, RN, MSN, CCRN and EBP/Research Council, poster presentation, "EBP: Best Practices Related to DVT/VTE Prohylaxis Using Mechanical Devises"
  • Sheree Seben, RN, MSN, CCRN; Valerie Hardy- Sprenkle, MPH, RN, CNAA-BC, FACHE, poster presentation, "Building Support for EBP and Nursing Research"
  • Valerie Hardy-Sprenkle, MPH, RN, CNAA-BC, FACHE; Beth Ann Allison, BSN, RNC; Sheree Seben MSN, RN, CCRN, oral presentation, "Shared Decision Making: One Hospital's Journey Toward Empowerment"

Acceptances for American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Conference Baltimore, Maryland. January 14 & 15, 2008:

  • Valerie Hardy-Sprenkle, MPH, RN, CNAA-BC, FACHE; Astrid Davis, MPM, RN, CNAA-BC; Deborah Lookingbill, RN; Bonita Trapnell, MSN, RN, CNAA-BC, poster presentation, "Use of NDNQI Data to "Grow" RNs"
  • Tracy Miller, RN, BSN, poster presentation, "BHS Restraint/Seclusion Rates Decreased Despite Rising Violence on the Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit: Change in Patient Care Model and Flow"

 

2007 Quality Forum Presentations

  • Brenda Artz, RN, MS, CCRN; Greg Gurican, RN, MS, MBA; Nancy Mann, RN, MS, APRN-PMH, BC, Fall Preventation Task Force Study
  • Glynnis Lowe, RN, CEN, Stick Me Twice, Okay with Me...Stick Me Extra, Now That's Not STEEEP!! - Reducing Hemolysis Rates Using Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research in the Emergency Department at York Hospital
  • Gregory Gurican, RN, MS, MBA; Nancy Mann, MS, APRN-PMH, BC; Tracy Strawser, RN, Veronica Weaver, RN, Fall Prevention Sitter Project
  • Wendy McDowell, RN, BSN, Identifying Women at Risk for Postpartum Depression
    Diane McElwain, RN, OCN, M.Ed, Lymphedema Among Breast Cancer Patients - A Community Teaching Hospital Experience
  • Stephanie McKoin, RN, MPAHSA, CNAA; Carol Smith, RN, Improving Surgical Care - the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP)
  • Kathaleen Patierno, RN, BSN, CCRN, Development of the Line Cart at York Hospital
    Christy Rohrbaugh, RN, BSN, New Patient Profiles: Improvements in the Educational Tool Used for End Stage Renal Disease Patients
  • Angela Thornton, RN, BSN, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.)
  • Suzan Yamamoto, RN, MSN, CCNS, CCRN, Door to Antibiotic Administration for Pneumonia Patients: Applying A Collaborative Approach Using Scientific Methodology To Process Improvement
  • Angela Johnston, RN, BSN, Gettysburg Hospital Emergency Services Patient Satisfaction.

 

2007 Nursing Publications

  • Anthony, Diane M., Bed Labeling Project, SCPAN Newsletter, January 2008
  • Eisert, Peter J. "The STABLE Program", Advance for Nursing, December 3, 2007
  • Eldredge, K., "Assessment of Forensic Nurse Knowledge in the Trauma Setting", Journal of Forensic Nursing, 2008
  • Fauth, B., Reviewer for Core Curriculum for Orthopedic Nurses
  • Hartmann, R., "Meeting the Challenge: Introducing Palliative Care to a Community Hospital" Cover Story - Advance for Nursing, October 29, 2007
  • Houck, D., Whiteford, J., "Improving Patient Outcomes: Transfusion With Infusion Pump for Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters and Other Vascular Access Devices" Journal of Infusion Nursing. November/December 2007; pp 341 -344
  • Kunkel, A., Report on Medicare Compliance, Volume 16, Number 38, October 29, 2007
  • Lowe, Glynnis; Stike, Rose; Pollack, Marc; Bosley, Jenny; O'Brien, Patti; Hake, Amy; Landis, Greta; Billings,
  • Natalie; Gordon, Pam; Manzella, Steve; Stover, Tina, "Nursing Blood Specimen Collection Techniques and Hemolysis Rates in an Emergency Department: Analysis of Venipuncture Versus Intravenous Catheter Collection Techniques", Journal of Emergency Nursing, February 2008.
  • March, K. (contributor with Broyles) Electronic classroom manager to accompany pharmacological aspects of nursing care, 7e, Thomson-Delmar Learning, 2007
  • McDowell, W., "Detecting Women at Risk for Postpartum Mood Disorders", Nursing 2008, March 2008
  • Newhouse, R, Dearholt, S., Poe, S, Dr. Linda C. Pugh, White, K., Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice, Model and Guidelines. Sigma Theta Tau International. November, 2007 (Book)
  • Newhouse, R., Dearholt, S., Poe, S., Pugh, L.C. & White, K. "Organizational Change Strategies for EBP" - The Journal of Nursing Administration, 2007
  • Pugh, L.C., & Spatz, D. "Breastfeeding the Healthy Newborn", March of Dimes, 2008 (Book)
  • Soderstrom, M., & Pugh, L.C. "Theories of Nursing Practice", Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, and Management, 4th edition, 2007
  • Spatz, D., Pugh, L.C. & the AAN Expert Breastfeeding Panel, "The Use of Human Milk in a Baccalaureate Curriculum", Nursing Outlook, 2007
  • Stiner, D., "PACU Extern Program", SCAPAN Newsletter
  • Wisotzkey, S., "Tight Glucose Control of the Roux-en-Y Bypass: A Correlation Study", Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, March 2008
  • Bock, Lorraine, "Changes in NP Reimbursement Issues", Advance for Nurse Practitioners, May 2008 

 

2007 Nursing Oral Presentations

  • Barbara Buchko, RN, MS, "Evidence Based Practice: Prevention of Post-operative Urinary Retention after Uro-Gynecologic Surgery", 19th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS), Spring 2007
  • Susan Dayhoff, MSN, "Continuous Intravenous Insulin Therapy in Postoperative Renal Transplant Patients: A Comparative Analysis of a Program Pilot", nominated for the Roche "Best of Abstracts" Award for the 2007 ITNS Symposium
  • Terri Gisher, RN, Nancy Mann, RN, MS, APRN-BC, "Evidence-Based Strategies for Reducing Falls in the Geropsychiatric Inpatient Population", American Psychiatric Nurses Association Conference, Summer 2007
  • Michelle Johnson, RN; Stephanie Myers, RN; June Wineholt, RN; Marc Pollack, MD, "Patients Who Leave the ED Without Being Seen", NY Regional SAEM Conference, February 2007
  • Dianne Moore, MSN, RN, 2007 WellSpan Health "Young Women's Leadership Conference"- coordinator
    Dianne Moore, MSN, RN, "Boning up on Osteoporosis Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention", Eta Eta Chapter STTI
  • Sharon Muller, RN, MSN; Kris O'Shea, RN, MSN, CNAA-BC "Pride, Passion, Professionalism: What Does Magnet Have To Do With the Electronic Health Record?" North Atlantic Cerner Regional User Group Conference, Spring 2007
  • Linda Pugh. PhD, RNC, FAAN, "EBP and Nursing Research: Building an Infrastructure for Excellence", 19th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society, Spring 2007
  • Linda Pugh, PhD, RNC, FAAN; Sheree Seben, RN, MS, CCRN and others, "EBP and Nursing Research: Building and Infrastructure for Excellence", University of Maryland Evidenced-Based Practice Conference, Summer 2007
  • Linda Pugh, PhD, RNC, FAAN, and others, "EBP and Nursing Research: Building an Infrastructure of Excellence", Sigma Theta Tau, 2007
  • Linda Pugh, PhD, RNC, FAAN and others, "Middle- Range Theory and Parenteral/Enteral Nutrition", Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, January 2007
  • Susanlee Wisotzkey RN, PhD, CCRN, CNA-BC, "Tight Glucose Control with the Bariatric Patient", Sigma Theta Tau International 18th International Research Congress in Vienna, Austria, Summer 2007 

 

2007 Nursing Poster Presentations

York College, Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Eta Chapter Research Day, Spring 2007:

  • Ivandra Adams, RN, SB, "Ethics and End of Life Issues in Critical Care"
  • Dawn Becker, RN, BSN, MSN, CEN, "A Reference Guide for Managing Heart Failure in the Outpatient Setting"
  • Barbara Buchko, RN, MS, "Evidence Based Practice: Prevention of Post-operative Urinary Retention after Uro-Gynecologic Surgery"
  • George Donavos, RN, BSN, 1) "Improving Oral Care of Critical Care Patients" 2) "To Treat or Not to Treat, That is the Question"
  • Dereen Houck, RN, BSN, OCN; Joan Whiteford, RN, BSN, "Infusion of Blood Products Using an Infusion Pump"
  • Nancy Mann, RN, MS, APRN-BC, "Use of the BASIS- 24 for Evaluating Success at Treating Patients at a Community Hospital's Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit"
  • Nancy Mann, RN, MS, APRN-BC; David Page, RN, BSN; Denise Fuller, RN, BSN, BS, "Violence on an Acute Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit: Identifying the Evidence for Practice"
  • Nancy Mann, RN, MS, APRN-BC; Sheree Seben, RN, MSN, CCRN; Linda Pugh, PhD RNC, FAAN, "Workplace Violence in a Hospital Setting: Evidence for Practice"
  • Karen March, Ph.D, RN, CCRN, APRN-BC, "Comparative Healthcare: A Guided Virtual Multicultural Experience for Nursing Students"
  • Diane McElwain, RN, OCN, "Med-Lymphedema Among Breast Cancer Patients: A Community Teaching Hospital Experience"
  • Sueanne McKniff, RN, BS, "Time Value Stream Mapping: A Quantitative Method to Redesign Work Processes"

 

Other Posters at National Conferences:

  • Brenda Artz, RN, MS, CCRN; Gregory Gurican, RN, MS, MBA; Nancy Mann, RN, MS, APRN-BC, "Fall Prevention Task Force", 8th Annual Transforming Fall Prevention Practices, April 2007
  • Barbara Buchko, MSN, RN, "Decreasing Maternal Stress When Bed Rest is Prescribed", AWHONN conference, June 2007
  • Barbara Buchko, MS, RN; Roseann Huddleston, RN, BSN,OCN; Nancy Mann, RN, MS, APRN-BC; Sheree Seben, RN, MSN, CCRN; Linda Pugh, PhD RNC, FAAN, "Workplace Violence in a Hospital Setting: Evidence for Practice", Nursing Management Congress, September 2007
  • Barbara Buchko, MS, RN; Roseann Huddleston, RN, BSN,OCN; Nancy Mann, RN, MS, APRN-BC; Sheree Seben, RN, MSN, CCRN; Linda Pugh, PhD RNC, FAAN, "Support for Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research", Nursing Management Congress, September 2007
  • Nancy Mann, RN, MS, APRN-BC; David Page, RN, BSN; Denise Fuller, RN, BSN, BS, "Violence on an Acute Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit: Identifying the Evidence for Practice", American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Fall 2007
  • Karen March, Ph.D, RN, CCRN, APRN-BC, "Toward Evidence-Based Practice: Designing Clinically Relevant Student Projects", 6th Annual Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice: Quality and Safety, July 2007
  • Karen March, Ph.D, RN, CCRN, APRN-BC, "Toward Evidence-Based Practice: A Clinically Relevant Senior Project", 12th Annual Challenges in Critical Care: A Multidisciplinary Approach, August 2007
  • Valerie Smeltzer, RN, BSN, "Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI)", 12th Annual Challenges in Critical Care Conference, August 2007
  • Veronica Weaver RN; Sandra Young, MSN, RN, "Use of Amiodarone" 2007 Summer Institute on Evidence- Based Practice: Quality and Safety

 

2006 York Hospital Research Projects or Activities

 

Service Line Project Title  Investigators Type of activity/
sponsored
Targeted Dissemination  Status
Admin Nurse Manager span of control Michelle DeStefano and Rosa Hickey EBP Internal In development
ED Does coolection of blood specimens via IV catheter increase hemolysis rates? Jenny Boslye,
Rose Stike and
Steve Manzella
Research Multiple arenas Completed
ED B/P Measurement Donna Fitz and team EBP Multiple arenas Data Collection
ICU Time to initiation of intensive insulin therapy Pam Himes Secondary data analysis SCCM meeting  
W & C IV fluids during labor and their impact on neonatal glucose levels in the first 12 hours after birth LuAnn Smith and Jen Leash  Research W & C arenas In development
W & C High risk pregnancy bedrest program Barb Buchko Research AWHONN 2007 Conference Analysis completed
W & C Infection control surveillance study - a follow-up Liz Burcin Research NICU arenas In Process
W & C Best practices in mother-baby care: Thermoregulation Patti Bentz, Barb Buchko and team EBP AWHONN Lit review 11/06
W & C Voiding Trials Barb Buchko and Drs. Leslis Robinson, Paul Douglass and John Lawrence EBP  Accepted at ENRS Staff ed Audit 9/06
W & C Car seat safety Barb Buchko and Jo-Anne Ward-Cottrell EBP W & C arenas Data collection 9/06
W & C Postpartum depression Wendy McDowell EBP AWHONN 2007 Conference - Poster  Lit review July 2006
W & C Late premature infant (>340) Deb Fake EBP W & C arenas In dvelopment


ED nursing staff present nursing research poster at "New Horizons in Nursing Research Conference," Fall 2006.
 

Oncology Transusing blood via PICC lines Dereen Houck and Jaon Whiteford PI project completed Journal of Infusion Nursing Manuscript Submitted
Oncology Decreasing medication errors Roseann Huddleston PI Project Internal In Progress
Behavioral Health Strategies to prevent and manage assaults and violence in an acute inpatient Behavioral Health unit David Page and Denise Fuller EBP Behavioral Health Services Lit Review
Behavioral Health Impact of nurses on weight control for patients receiving atypical antipsychotics Nancy Mann and outpatient nursing team EBP Behavioral Health Venues  In Development
Behavioral Health Site selection for IM injection for inpatient pysch patients Madu Gabriel and Nancy Mann EBP Guideline for Psych Nursing Organization Lit Review
Behavioral Health Intervention to decrease agitation in patients with dementia Lisa Blythe and Nancy Mann Research study Enrolled first patient July 2006 Lit review
Medical Freedom following rehabilitation, Economics and Everyday Dialysis Outcomes Measurement Study Chandra Mohan, M.D., Linda Eberle and Kathy Lehman Research project Dialysis nursing literature Lit Review
Trauma Strategies to decrease subsequent admissions for persons over 65 admitted for a fall Reda Willis and Sandy Garrett EBP EAS (Trauma Society) Lit Review 8/16/06
Surgical Fractured hip and pressure ulcers Lori Senft Research study in collaboration with University of Maryland Ortho venues Enrolling as of August 2006 
Surgical Anesthesia bundle Douglas Arbittier, M.D. and Stephanie McKoin Research Peri-operative venue In development
 Surgical Pain management following total knee replacement: General anesthesia vs. spinal anesthesia with nerve block Celinda Sanders, Georgia Evearitt and Brenda Artz Research ASPAN Writing for IRB
Surgical Protocol for B/P measurement and IV use for post-mastectomy patients Mary Myers,  Brenda Artz and Kim Mudge, M.D. EBP or Research Peri-operative nurses Proposal Development
Neuroscience Dysphagia screening to reduce aspiration pneumonia Brenda Chapman and Kim Dietz Quality AANA Presented at Quality Forum
 Neuroscience AVAIL trialHospital Wide Brenda Chapman and Kim Green  Research study in collaboration with Duke University   IRB Submission
Hospital Wide Impact of a fall review team on incidence of falls Brenda Artz, Greg Gurican and Nancy Mann EBP Lancaster General EBP Conference; WellSpan Quality Forum; Transitioning Falls Conference in FL Dissemination
/Review
Hospital Wide Music Therapy Brenda Artz and Nancy Mann Pilot PI Study    Lit review

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