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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! 


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: 
"Perfect resource for the beginner."

Social Media Examiner:
"A bit more advanced but this site offers tips and tools to get started AND to maximize opportunities."

Blog Post: Social Media in Nursing:

Nurse Keith LinkedIn coaching:
"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.



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