Officers & Board of Directors

 
 
SWPONL
2400 Ardmore Blvd
Suite 302
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Phone: (412) 731-3420
Fax: (412) 243-5160
Email: info@swponl.org

SAVE THE DATE for our 36th Annual Educational Conference

September 3-4, 2015 | Nemacolin Woodlands Resort | Farmington, PA


Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2014 conference. As usual, it was a great success! 

Resources

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.

Please check out our SWPONL Poster Abstract Booklet for all the poster information.

Exhibitor Information

If you are interested in exhibiting at our August 2015 conference, please email Robin Wagner to receive information. 

 
 
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