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SWPONL's 35th Annual Educational Conference
Aug. 28-29, 2014
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort | Farmington, PA
Thank you to everyone who attended this year's conference. As usual, it was a great success!
Please click HERE for the handout from the session, "Lessons from the Frontline: Compassionate Approaches to Preventing Patient Violence" presented by Ruth Ison, MDiv, STM.
Here are some social media resources, provided by Renee Thompson.
Social Media Quickstarter: http://www.socialquickstarter.com/
"Perfect resource for the beginner."
Social Media Examiner: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/
"A bit more advanced but this site offers tips and tools to get started AND to maximize opportunities."
Blog Post: Social Media in Nursing: http://blog.rtconnections.com/2012/08/social-media-in-nursing-five-steps-to.html?showComment=1354314144648
Nurse Keith LinkedIn coaching: http://www.nursekeith.com/
"Keith Carlson is a friend of mine who is an expert in LinkedIn development for nurses. I highly recommend him!"
Poster Winners - Congratulations!
Category 1: Growth of New Care Models & Coordination of Care
1st Place: "Engaging Off-Shift Employees and Improving Communication Through the Implementation of a Professional Shared Governance Council" presented by Nathan Snyder RN, and Robin Myers, MSN, CRNP.
2nd Place: "Early Focused Rounding: A Pilot by Administrators on Duty" presented by Kelly Heatherington, DNP, RN; James Laczko, BSN, RN; Mary Karnash BSN, RN; and Rachel Gereffi, BNS, RN.
3rd Place (tie): "Changing the Culture to Improve Patient Satsifaction" presented by Georgiann C. Marshall, MSN, RN and Janet Ringbloom, BSN, RN.
3rd Place (tie): "Implementing a Hospital Walking Program for the Cardiac Patient Population" presented by Deborah Schweitzer, MSN, RN-BC; Katherin Hileman, RN, MSN; and Jeannine DiNella, RN, DNP.
Category 2: Innovation & Technology in Nursing and Healthcare
1st Place: "The Impact of Utilizing an Online Tool to Self-Schedule on Nurse Retention in a Neuro-Trauma ICU" presented by Teresa Luccetti, MSN, RN, CNL, CCRN.
2nd Place: "Elevating Fronline Nurse Critical Thinking" presented by Frank Poskon, BSN and John Kulpa, RN, EMSA-RN.
3rd Place: "Data Collection Technology & Fall Reduction" presented by Pamela Marshall, BSN, RN.
Category 3: Substance Abuse in Nursing & Preventing Staff From Injury
1st Place: "Management of Controlled Substances in the Workplace: A Multidisciplinary Approach" presented by Leeanna McKibben, MSN, RN; Miranda Shoemaker, MHA; Sheetal Kamath, B.Pharm, M.Pharm, RPh; and Frank Ricci, MSN, RN, CCRN.
2nd Place: "Lifestyle Training for Off Shift Workers: Increasing Awareness Through an RN Residency Program" presented by Lauren Leigh Gorman, RN, MSN.
3rd Place: "Substance Abuse in Nursing: Drug Diversion Surveillance and Reproting Departments" presented by Mary Steele, MSN, RN.
If you are interested in exhibiting at our August 2015 conference, please email Robin Wagner to receive information.