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SWPONL's April Networking Session
Tuesday, April 15 | 5:00-7:30 p.m.
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Thank you to all the attendees and exhibitors who participated in the 2013 SWPONL Annual Education Conference!
Mark your Calendar for 2014
August 28-29, 2014, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
2013 SWPONL Annual Educational Poster Presentations
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 SWPONL 34th Annual Educational Conference Posters. This year, we hosted an astounding 56 posters. Thank you to everyone who participated in our poster area! You can read all of the poster abstracts online here: http://www.swponl.org/SWPONL/cpccms/Documents/Conferences/SWPONL2013/09-06-2013-SWPONL-Poster-Abstracts.pdf
1st – Poster No. 5: Implementation of an Innovative Approach to Managing Patient Flow in the Emergency Room presented by Donna Batdorf & David Zimmerman
2nd – Poster No. 9: Managing Change with Strong Shared Governance Leaders presented by Susan Underwood
3rd – Poster No. 12: Reducing Heart Failure Readmissions through a Standardized Discharge Process presented by Dina Sheriff
1st – Poster No. 20: Changes in RN Shift Report Improves Communication Satisfaction presented by Monica Best, Therese Dawson & Jamie Scalise
1st – Poster No. 21: Face-to-Face Bedside Report presented by Rose Bohin, Susie Fowler, Doris Gaudy & Malissa Guzik
1st – Poster No. 27: Project Golden Eagle: A Project to Improve Veterans’ Mental Health presented by David Lynch & Rose Seibert
1st – Poster No. 28: Coaching for Success: A Transition Program for New Nurses presented by Shelly Miller & Cynthia Stauber
2nd – Poster No. 33: Unit-Based Mentor Program: A Safety Net for New Nurses presented by Linda Berg, Cindy Gaber & Denise Teti
3rd – Poster No. 31: Mentoring and Precepting in Nursing: Is There a Difference? presented by Janet Bischof
3rd – Poster No. 32: Onboarding Preceptors to Mentors presented by Lisa Atkinson
1st – Poster No. 37: Changing Perceptions Regarding Professional Advancement Experiences for Nurses presented by Peggy Hayden & Betsy Tedesco
2nd – Poster No. 34: The Impact of Professional Nursing Certification in a Healthcare Setting presented by Amy Lukanski
2nd – Poster No. 36: Achieving State Compliance and Improving Employee Engagement through Specialty Certification in Intensive Care Unit Nurses presented by Jason Mittenzwey & Aimee Skritich
3rd – Poster No. 39: Redesigning Open Heart Orientation in a 24-Bed Multi-Purpose Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit presented by Connie Henry
1st – Poster No. 50: Preventing Peripheral Tissue Infiltration by Lowering Intravenous Infusion Pump Pressures in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit presented by Peggy Stein
2nd – Poster No. 42: An Evidence-Based Approach for Identifying Patients Appropriate for Discontinuation of Cardiac Monitoring on Trauma Unit 9G presented by Erin Flanagan & Kate Hilleman
3rd – Poster No. 54: Use of an Adult Burn Resuscitation Protocol in Burn Center presented by Noel Faust, Mark Lengvarksy & Jamie Price
*These categories had one or more placement ties.