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Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Well-Being
Pet Therapy: Puppies, Patients and the Policies

Discover the benefits of starting a Pet Therapy Program in the Hospital setting and explore how those benefits have a positive effect on patients, staff and the community. This program presentation will assist leaders and program coordinators on the exciting journey of creating a safe and effective Pet Therapy Program.
Presenter: Catrina Brown, RN, Texas Health Huguley Hospital, Burleson, TX

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Rounding with a Twist

Highlights the importance of integrating trauma-informed care rounding in the different behavioral units and its impact in promoting safety.
Presenters: Maribeth Desuyo, MHA, MSN, RN, PMH-BC, Parkland Health, Dallas, TX
Michael Romero, MSN, RN, Parkland Health, Dallas, TX

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Drawing the Line on Zero Line Infections

Learn strategic methods to reduce Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLASBI) rates, implementing several evidence-based initiatives and procedures to consistent sustainability. A must attend for nurse leaders, educators, and direct care nurses.
Presenter:
Tina Edwards, MBA, MSN, RN, INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, Yukon, OK

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Artificial Intelligence Promotes Nurse Communication Competency

Discover how artificial intelligence (AI) assisted feedback promoted charge nurse communication skill development in managing peer-to-peer conflict. An innovative approach utilizing new technology to build leadership competency in front line nurse leaders.
Presenter: Laura Sweatt, DNP, RN, CNE, NPD-BC, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Mansfield, TX

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Improving Outcomes For Substance Use Disorder Moms and Their Babies

Investigate the effectiveness of using non-pharmacology measures of managing withdrawal symptoms in newborn with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) whose mothers were part of a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Centering Group vs mothers receiving  standard of care.  An essential learn for all nurses, especially  postpartum and NICU nurses.
Presenters: Karen Frantz, BSN, RNC, Summa Health System, Akron, OH
Jennifer Hallock, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, C-EFM, Summa Health, Akron, OH

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Game On: Level Up Your Patient Outcomes!

Describe the development, implementation, and evaluation of a nursing educational session using gamification that aimed to meet learner educational needs while supporting facility goals of improving patient quality outcomes.
Presenters: Kiersten Brelewski, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, Atrium Health- Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
Krystal Lott, MSN, RN, Atrium Health Mercy, Charlotte, NC

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Interprofessional Collaboration Improves Access to Trauma Care

Nurses are at the forefront of driving interprofessional collaboration to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes. See how nurse champions partnered with prehospital providers to create an innovative strategy to improve timely access to trauma care through an evidence-based trauma triage protocol.
Presenter: Jennifer Sweeney, DNP, RN, CEN, TCRN, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
A Telehealth-Based Platform to Improve Transitions in Care

Explore a nurse-driven telehealth program that focuses on decreasing hospital readmission, with an advanced focus on disease specific states including congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and pneumonia leveraging a data-informed approach that offers practical strategies for effective patient outreach and engagement in transitional care.
Presenter: Michelle Elsener, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, CPHQ, White Plains Hospital, White Plains, NY

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Professional Development
Allies in Action: Cultivating a Supportive Culture in Orientation

Creating an orientation model and competencies that structures support to orientees and preceptors, commitment to lifelong learning by evidence based resources, and leading to retention.
Presenters: Kristen Peterson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Clement J Zablocki VAMC, Milwaukee, WI
Tiffany Pilliow, MSN, RN, Clement J Zablocki VAMC, Milwaukee, WI
Clement J Zablocki VAMC, Milwaukee, WI

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Transformational Leadership
Reducing Nurse Leader Burnout

Learn to measure Nurse Manager Burnout and promote implementation of change ideas leading to decreased Nurse Manager burnout.
Presenters: Stacey Young, MSN, RN, Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, OH
Stacy Braun, MSN, RN, Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, OH

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
“COAST”ing Through Bedside Shift Report

Discover tactics to engage clinical nurses in evidence-based practice change in their environments through a project implementing bedside shift report.
Presenter: Kristi Webster, BSN, RN-MED SURG, Advocate Health, Milwaukee, WI

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Med Side Effects: Nurse-Led Psycho-Ed Group for Informed Care

Empower behavioral health patients to adhere to their medication regimen through a collaborative journey of education and mental health wellness. See how nurses can facilitate a supportive learning environment for patients.
Presenters: Carleen Evans, EdD, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, NYC H+H | North Central Bronx Hospital, Bronx, NY
Kareen Beckford, MSN, RN, NYC H+H|North Central Bronx Hospital, Bronx, NY

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Shared Decision-Making & Leadership
CAUTI - The Journey to ZERO

Connect the dots between shared decision-making and reduction of healthcare-associated infections. A must attend for direct care nurses and nurse leaders!
Presenters: Melinda Sanderson, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Colquitt Regional Medical Center, Moultrie, GA
Ashley McDaniel, MSN, RN, CIC, Colquitt Regional Medical Center, Moultrie, GA

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Crisis Care Intervention: Minimizing Hospital Police Presence

Enhance swift interventions for impactful crisis management through the use of interventions focused on providing trauma-informed care, ensuring sensitive and effective support for psychiatric patients in distress.
Presenters: Jennifer Brown, MS, BSN, RN, PMH-BC, North Central Bronx Hospital, Bronx, NY
Carleen Evans, EdD, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, NYC H+H | North Central Bronx Hospital, Bronx, NY

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Professional Development
Nursing Excellence and Engagement Through Game-Focused Education

The purpose of the Nursing Excellence Day education fair was to promote awareness and engagement of hospital staff of the American Nurses Credentialing Center Pathway to Excellence journey and highlighted its positive impact on practice, patient outcomes, and work environment.
Presenters: Sally Sunseri, MSN, RN, Erie VA Medical Center, Erie, PA
Mary Johnson, MSN, RN, Erie VA Medical Center, Erie, PA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Transformational Leadership
Building the Future: Rising Nurse Leader Academy

Learn how to provide aspiring nurse leaders opportunities for leadership development, mentoring, and career progression in a Rising Nurse Leader Academy. This program, created through a collaborative academic and health system partnership, fosters the development of future transformational leaders and creates sold succession planning to ensure smooth, seamless leadership transitions.
Presenter: Meghan Weese, PhD, RN, CPN, NEA-BC, NPD-BC, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Hypertensive Crisis in Labor: Believe it and Treat it

This EBP aimed to improve and standardize the management of hypertensive crisis in laboring women by rapid identification, notification to a physician, and treatment with clinically approved first-line antihypertensive as soon as possible to decrease preventable maternal morbidity and mortality.
Presenter: Christina Gause-Harris, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, RNC-LRN, Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South, Burleson, TX

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Creating a Pediatric Emergency Department Fast Track

Learn about a level 2 trauma pediatric emergency department's strategy in improving access to care.
Presenters: Anna Dick, DNP, CPNP-PC, PMHS, McLane Children's Baylor Scott & White, Temple, TX
Roxanne Simcik, APRN, FNP-C, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Temple, TX

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Transformational Leadership
Successful Segue: New Nurse Leaders Engaged and Retained

Learn how nurse leader transition to practice programs and education improve retention. A must attend for anyone hiring new leaders.
Presenters: Melissa Browning, DNP, APRN, CCNS, NE-BC, LSSGB, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Michael Liwanag, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, NEA-BC, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Well-Being
Burnout Uncovered: Voices from the Healthcare Workers

Explore healthcare burnout head-on as findings are presented from a comprehensive study targeting nurses, social workers, and administrative staff to discover root causes, reduction strategies, job satisfaction, co-worker engagement, and work-life balance.
Presenters: Carissa Hernandez, MSN, RN, Department of Veterans Affairs, North Las Vegas, NV
Malee Fontanilla, MSN, RN, Department of Veterans Affairs, North Las Vegas, NV

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Targeting Health Disparities through Culturally Competent Care

Explore strategies to address ensure health equity and the reduction of health disparities through targeted community outreach. A must attend for all health care stakeholders.
Presenter: Erin Glover, DNP, MHA, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC, Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Marietta, GA

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Less is More: Limiting Central Line Access to Reduce CLABSI

Explore how limiting central line access for routine lab draws is a valuable tool to decrease CLABSIs in a high-acuity postsurgical step-down unit.
Presenters: Tracy Book, RN, Piedmont Healthcare, Atlanta, GA
Courtney Mosshart, BSN, RN, Piedmont Healthcare, Atlanta, GA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Bolstering a Culture of Inquiry, Scholarship, and Innovation

Gain insight into Bolstering a Culture of Inquiry, Scholarship, and Innovation! Learn about the Academic-Practice Research Fellowship program as a pathway to supporting nursing excellence through institutional-academic partnership, doctoral mentorship, and leadership support. This program can serve as a model for other institutions that aim to enhance clinical nursing research.
Presenters: Ray Gannon, PhD, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Reynaldo Rivera, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FAONL, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
We Like to Move it, Move it: a Patient Flow Innovation

Cramped for space with no room to grow? Us too! Attend this session and find out how clinical nurses and nursing leaders who have run out of space with a growing population improved patient flow on two short-stay units using interprofessional decision making, innovation, and collaboration. 
Presenters: Sarah Shanks, MSN, RNC-MNN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Annie Glenn, RN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
Collaboration Leads to Unplanned Extubation Reduction

Bright ideas in a multidisciplinary workgroup lead to reductions in UE rates in a children's hospital. PDSA cycle interventions improve UE rates in PICU and NICU. A must attend for anyone interested in quality improvement and evidence based practice.
Presenters: Paula Thompson, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Falls Church, VA
Margaret Thomas, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Falls Church, VA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
Working Toward Zero: Reducing Blood Culture Contamination

Learn about one neonatal intensive care unit's journey to reduce blood culture contamination using evidence-based practices for collection and measures to help sustain improvement. Those interested in conducting nurse-led quality improvement projects should attend.
Presenter: Tracy Delacruz, MSN, CNS, RNC-NIC, C-ELBW, C-NNIC, Kaiser Permanente, Anaheim, CA

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Professional Development
Transition to Critical Care Practice for the New Graduate Nurse

Learn how one community-based healthcare system designed and added a critical care track to their new graduate nurse residency program.
Presenters: Regenia Kozlowski, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN, Roper Saint Francis Healthcare, Charleston, SC
Angela Johnson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC, NI-BC, CRRN, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Ladson, SC

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
CaMP Cardiac: An Innovative Preceptor Program

Implementation of a novel new graduate nurse group orientation program resulted in increased preceptor satisfaction, consistency in new graduate learning experience, and decreased the hospital’s financial burden in both the acute and intensive care settings. A must attend for nurse leaders, educators, and clinicians.
Presenters: Eleanor Rawls, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, Emory University Hospital, Brookhaven, GA
Lillian Russo, BSN, RN, PCCN, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
“The Leader Games”: Applying Skills Fairs to Nurse Leaders

Discover "The Leader Games"! Skills fairs have historically been used for bedside nurse education. What if this same model was applied to nurse leader education? Learn how a two-time Magnet Designated hospital improved nurse leader confidence through "The Leader Games". A must attend for nurse leaders and educators.
Presenters: Molly Hendricks-King, DNP, RN, NE-BC, RNC-MNN, Intermountain Health Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO
Amanda Feild, MSN, RN, NE-BC, PCCN, Saint Joseph Hospital, Intermountain Health, Denver, CO

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Developing an Area Based Quality Nurse Reduces CLABSI Rate to 8 Year Low

Determine if the implementation of a Service Line Quality Nurse will decrease the Cancer and Blood Disorder Center central line-associated bloodstream infection rate.
Presenters: Mistie Cook, MSNc, RN, CPN, CPHON, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, AR
Elizabeth Marrero, MSN, RN, CNOR(e), CIC, FAPIC, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, AR

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
PAWtrol: Unleashing the Healing Spirit

Discover PAWtrol. Increase your understanding of the therapeutic experience of therapy dogs interactions with night shift nurses. A must attend for clinical nurses and nurse leaders.
Presenters: Patricia Radovich, PhD, RN, CNS, FCCM, Loma Linda University Health System, Loma Linda, CA
Margaretha Kasim, DNP, RN, CNML, Loma Linda University Health System, Loma Linda, CA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
Making Increased Acuity Safe in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

This presentation is for Nursing Leaders to see how the use of an acuity-based staffing model to care for critical ill children in a busy PICU and Level 1 Trauma Unit. This staffing model has led to increased nurse satisfaction and improved outcomes.
Presenter: Marshall Stephenson, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN, Children's Health Dallas, Dallas, TX

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Transformational Leadership
Cultivating Leaders Through a Tiered, Structured Mentorship Program

A unit-based leadership mentorship program (LMP) was created and implemented using an evidence-based, 3-tiered, structured format for registered nurses over a 4-month period. The program used a time series, quasi-experimental design. The positive outcome of this program supports its overall benefit and the development of future nurse leaders.
Presenters: Brittney Daley, DNP, RN, CCRN, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ
Kelly Martins, MSN, RN, RN-BC, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Multidisciplinary Team Cultivation of Same Day Discharge Program

Explore how our multidisciplinary team incorporated evidence about the safety and feasibility of same day discharge of cardiovascular patients into process improvements that cultivated the growth of our existing quality same day discharge program and further optimized hospital throughput. A must attend for nurse leaders engaged in patient flow initiatives.
Presenters: Kathryn Jaramillo, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, AACC, El Camino Health, Mountain View, CA
Linda Boateng, MAOM, BSN, RN, El Camino Health, Mountain View, CA

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Well-Being
The Secret Sauce of Providing a Healing Experience Retreat

Examine the necessary components in providing an off-site retreat that validates the necessity of self-care with an atmosphere of serenity to rejuvenate the nurse’s body, mind, and spirit. A must attend for nurse leaders.
Presenter: Jennifer Bijou, RN, Mercy LIFE West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
The Beat Goes On: Resuscitate Your ECG Program

Discover how Nursing Professional Development (NPD) practitioners created an innovative hybrid ECG program engaging learners, increasing learner confidence and competence through gamification, while improving valuable human resource allocation.
Presenters: Patti Stockhausen, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Advocate Health, Grafton, WI
Tammy Lis, MSN, RN-BC, NPD-BC, Advocate Health, Downers Grove, IL

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Transformational Leadership
Leadership Strategies to Improve Hand Hygiene Performance

Learn about innovative nursing transformational leadership strategies to engage the team and improve hand hygiene performance.
Presenters: Imee Willmott, MSN, RN, CCRN, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Carolyn Bradley, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
CLABSI Watcher: Identifying High Risk Patients in the NICU

Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSIs) are dangerous, expensive, and too common. A nursing led QI team used CLABSI trends to implement a “CLABSI watcher list”. Early identification of at-risk patients combined with a chart warning, increased staff awareness, reduced CLABSIs from GI flora drastically.
Presenter: Melissa Hill, BSN, RN, Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Palliative Care in Dementia: Comfort Focused Care

The integration of palliative care in the early phase of dementia can prevent the later administration of non-beneficial, burdensome  treatments while helping to relieve distressing symptoms and in maintaining quality of life in people with advanced dementia
Presenters: Deepa Vinoo, DNP, RN, GERO-BC, CDP, NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler, Roosevelt Island, NY
Marian McNamara, MSN, RN, NYC Health + Hospitals, New York, NY

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Racial Disparities in African American Maternal Health

Racial Disparities in maternal health leading to higher rate of primary c-section in African American women. Complications from c-section is associated with higher mortality and morbidity.
Presenter: Ariam Yitbarek, DNP, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Mitigating Patient Violence Using a Nurse-Driven Tool

Introducing the Purple Hand!  If used early enough during patient screening, it can help to minimize workplace violence. Come learn about this innovative nurse driven screening tool which has helped to boost nurse confidence in caring for behavioral patients!
Presenters: Rinka Shiraishi, MSN, RN, SCRN, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
David Karcher, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, NEA-BC, PMHRN-BC, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
SMAP-AV: Saving Mucosa with Prophylactic Aloe Vera Therapy

Improving the patient experience of care is important to nursing as patients with head and neck cancer have many difficult side effects that impact their quality of life as well as cause treatment delays that can result in their treatment being less effective.
Presenters: Renee Fechuch, MSN, RN, CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, Hot Springs, AR
Amy Works, RN, CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, Hot Springs, AR

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Communication Across All Disciplines to Prevent Falls

Learn how to use a communicative approach across all disciplines to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, clearly define in-room recommendations and toileting-supervision levels to prevent falls. By making information easily available, all staff can ensure standard care and practice to keep patients safe. A must attend for all clinical nurses.
Presenters: Sharee McCray, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CRRN, WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Raleigh, NC
Shanna Lehr, BSN, RN, CRRN, WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Raleigh, NC

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Well-Being
Creating a Culture of Intentional Recognition

Elevate staff's sense of value through creating a culture of intentional recognition by use of Kudos cards as part of change of shift huddles. A must try for nurse leaders and staff.
Presenter: Karina Cabrera, BSN, RN, NE-BC, MedStar Health, Washington, DC

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Discharge Readiness Rounds: Standardizing the Process

Standardizing the process of identifying patient readiness for discharge by utilizing multiple disciplines through a Kaizen driven approach to avoid delays and ensure hospital capacity is optimized.
Presenter: Stacie Beach, BSN, RN-BC, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
ED-Inpatient Handoff and Transfer Process Takes a Village

Gain insight into how interprofessional teamwork focusing on timing, successful communication, and escalation helped reduce the duration of the emergency department to inpatient handoff and transfer process. A must-attend for nurse leaders and administrators.
Presenters: Amy Cooley, DNP, FNP-C, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Saint Louis, MO
Brittany Stone, DNP, AGACNP-BC, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Saint Louis, MO

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
WALT: Wipe All Lines and Tubes

Discover the importance of adding chlorhexidine (CHG) tube wiping to existing bundles as a means to decrease central line associated blood-stream infections (CLABSI) and catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). An essential topic for all inpatient nurses.
Presenter: Shelbie Dearolf, BS, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Implementing a Dayroom for Acute Care Patients with Dementia

Implementing a unit-based dayroom for patients with dementia/Alzheimer’s, or acute or chronic confusion, aged 65 years or older, admitted to an acute care unit has resulted in decreased sitter and restraint use.  It is an exemplar of a person centered, interdisciplinary project dedicated to improving care of a vulnerable population.
Presenters: Darcy Copeland, PhD, RN, CommonSpirit, Lakewood, CO
Karla Call, BS, AS, RN, CMSRN, CommonSpirit, Lakewood, CO

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Program

The Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Treatment Program in a correctional health facility aims to address the opioid crisis within the incarcerated population, provide a promising model for correctional facilities, and emphasize the potential for broader impact on patient well-being and community outcomes.
Presenters: Maria Alvarez, BSN, RN, Parkland Health, Dallas, TX
Megan Mui, PharmD, Parkland Health, Dallas, TX

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Simulation for Safety: Amniotic Fluid Embolism

Discover the benefit of simulation for Labor and Delivery staff nurses in the low volume/high risk emergency of Amniotic Fluid Embolism.
Presenter: Holly Mendralla, BSN, RN, RNC-OB, Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin, IL

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Do Self-Care and Coping Mitigate Moral Distress in ICU RNs?

In all seriousness, a bath bomb is not going to fix the deleterious effects of moral distress on ICU RNs. Instead, the relationship between mindful self-care, resilient coping, and moral distress should be explored. This research study presentation is a must-attend for the compassionate nurse leader.
Presenters: Brittany Kelly, BSN, RN-BC, St. Luke's Health System, Boise, ID
Anna Quon, MBA HM, BSN, RN, AMB-BC, NEA-BC, St. Luke's Health System, Boise, ID

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Innovative Program to Enhance Nursing Research Excellence

Discover how a 5-time Magnet® organization expanded nursing research opportunities to include an innovative Nurse Scientist Apprenticeship program!  This program is designed for highest achievers—nurses interested in pursuing advanced research experiences beyond Nursing Research Fellowship to explore the nurse scientist experience while continuing patient care.
Presenter: Anna Quon, MBA HM, BSN, RN, AMB-BC, NEA-BC, St. Luke's Health System, Boise, ID
Laura Tivis, PhD, CCRP, St. Luke's Health System, Boise, ID

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Decreasing blood loss and transfusions among ELBW infants

This session will describe how a nurse-led quality improvement project safely decreased total blood loss volume from phlebotomy draws and subsequent required blood transfusions among extremely low birth weight infants during their first week of life at a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in an urban, public healthcare system.
Presenters: Connie Eggleston, MSM, BSN, RN, CNML, The MetroHealth System, Cleveland, OH
Kimberly Saridakis, BSN, RN, RNC-LRN, The MetroHealth System, Cleveland, OH

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Transformational Leadership
Recharge Rooms: An Innovative Concept to Support Well-Being

Discover how a 10 minute immersive, biophilic experience can significantly reduce stress, increase hopefulness and improve cognitive alertness.
Presenter: Madelyn Torakis, MSN, BA, RN, NE-BC, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
An Innovative Partnership Transforming Entry into Practice

This innovative academic and practice partnership engages an experienced RN from the practice setting in coaching nursing students throughout their program. Coaching relationships and experiential learning opportunities proactively prepare students for their transition into practice while rejuvenating the coach's passion for nursing!  A must attend for nurse leaders and educators!
Presenters: Susanne Woltschlaeger - Brooks, DNP, MS, RN, NE-BC, Corewell Health, Grand Rapids, MI
Janet Winter, DNP, MPA, FNAP, RN, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
No Place Like Home: Collaborative Process for Code Chemo

Gain insight into how a nurse led, multidisciplinary process change was able to generate hospital admission cost savings, while allowing children to go home and heal.
Presenters: Felisha Turner, MSN RN CPHON NPD-BC, Atrium Health - Levine Children's Hospital, Charlotte, NC
Amy Bellamy, MS, RN, CPEN, Atrium Health - Levine Children's Hospital, Charlotte, NC

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Extended Dwell Catheters to Reduce Intravenous Starts

Extended dwell catheters have increased dwell time and a reduction of needle sticks. A must attend for nurse to learn how to manage difficult intravenous access in their patients.
Presenters: Genine Schwinge, RN, MS, ANP-BC, ACNP, PNP, VA-BC, Mather Hospital Northwell Health, Port Jefferson, NY
Renee Castelli, MSN, RN, CRNI, VA-BC, Mather Hospital Northwell Health, Port Jefferson, NY

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
Phenobarbital: Safe & Effective Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment

Patients experiencing severe alcohol adult withdrawal syndrome are difficult to manage due to unpredictable treatment outcomes. The implementation of an evidence-based phenobarbital protocol decreased the following in this population: hospital/ICU length of stay, time on Precedex, time in restraints, and aspiration pneumonia rates at discharge.
Presenters: Tamberly Matthews, DNP, APN, CNS-BC, CCRN, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, Geneva, IL
Diadra Dodd, BSN, RN, CCRN, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, St Charles, IL

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Professional Development
Stay In VA

Learn about an initiative used for the purpose of retaining nursing staff. Learn how to gain a strong rapport with your manager and/or staff members when they start on your unit.
Presenters: Erica Knipe, MSN, RN, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV
Jennifer Cain, MSN, RN, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
It is POSSIBLE! Reducing Nursing Documentation Burden

“If it wasn’t documented, it wasn’t done”.  In the setting of nursing shortages, burnout, and missed care it has never been more important to improve documentation efficiency and eliminate non-value added work. This session summarizes our hospital’s Mission POSSIBLE project, which has recovered 30,000 nursing hours annually by reducing documentation.
Presenter: Mindy Stites, MSN, APRN, CCNS, ACCNS-AG, ACNS-BC, CCRN, The University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Transformational Leadership
Integrating Doctorate Experts = Improves Collaboration & EBP

The participant will gain insight on a new way to connect and integrate doctorally prepared experts across a hospital system to improve access to and utilization of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) tools, and to support the spirit of inquiry and EBP implementation for better patient outcomes.
Presenter: Cyndi Kelley, DNP, RNC-LRN, NEA-BC, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Dallas, TX

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
ISHAPED Bedside Report for Emergency Department Nurses

An EBP project in the ED implemented a structured approach to nurse-to-nurse handoff. An ISHAPED template was adapted and delivered as an education intervention. Patient satisfaction scores and RN satisfaction were monitored pre/post intervention. Auditing of handoff noted good catches and anecdotal feedback provided positive reinforcement to support the process.
Presenters: Amy Mertz, RN, BSN, CEN, CNML, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD
Michelle Gierach, EdD, RN, CNE, Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Giving Clinic Staff a Voice! Ambulatory Shared Governance

The creation of a wide-spread clinic board fosters front-line nurse engagement and supports inclusion and belonging. Utilizing an innovative virtual approach allows for interprofessional decision-making across the large patient care center. Active participation in shared governance has driven improved patient experience as well as supports nurse retention.
Presenters: Michelle Spano, BSN, RN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Courtney Hinton, BSN, RN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Now Streaming Live! Your Virtual Discharge Nurse

Join us as we leverage technology to address patient and staff satisfaction and retention of experienced nurses at bedside. Follow our unit’s journey towards virtual nursing in an acute care setting.
Presenters: Stacey Davis, BSN RN, Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, NY
Dina Flihan, BSN, RN, CPN, Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, NY

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
TNK: The New Kid for Stroke – You Got the Right Stuff

Innovation is alive and well in the Emergency Department of a 180-bed community hospital in a rural state. Learn Step-by-Step how nurses use Tenecteplase (TNK) and Telemedicine as The Right Stuff for acute ischemic stroke in this hospital.
Presenters: Katie Cox, BSN, RN, Conway Regional Medical Center, Conway, AR
Carly Lawrence, BSN, RN, Conway Regional Medical Center, Conway, AR

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Shared Decision-Making & Leadership
Introducing Shared Decision Making in a Hierarchical Culture

Gain insight to the introduction of a shared decision making culture in a traditionally hierarchical organization. Sharing challenges, successes, lessons learned and future plans.  A must attend for those embarking on this journey.
Presenter: Sharon McDowell, RN, South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

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Exemplary Professional Practice
OB Rapid Response: Improving Emergency Obstetrical Care

Learn about OB RRT! This rapid response system can be implemented to support early identification of obstetric patients at risk for decompensation and decrease maternal morbidity and mortality. A must for clinical nurses, nurse leaders and educators in hospitals that provide obstetrical care.
Presenter: Melissa Weissman, BS, DNP, RNC-NIC, C-ELBW, CPNP-PC, Virtua Health, Marlton, NJ

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
RED2RED: Proper Waste Disposal in the Operating Room

Discover how Operating Room nurses collaborated with Environmental Health Services and Safety to decrease carbon footprint and promote fiscal stewardship and sustainability! Come learn about how proper waste disposal in surgery can create a healthier planet and decrease hospital costs from wastage.
Presenter: Wendy Ceniza, BSN RN CNOR, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

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New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Technology: Leaving Pressure Injuries Behind in the ICU

Learn how the implementation of a science-based innovation led to reduced hospital acquired pressure injuries (HAPI), enhanced patient safety, and improved clinical nurse engagement in four adult intensive care units at a large academic medical center.
Presenters: Cynthia Steffen, MSN, RN, CCRN, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Catherine Kaiser, BSN, RN, SANE-A, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Show Me the Money: Innovative Approaches to Improve Retention

Learn how a "STEPP Check" can help retain your nurses and enhance the professional practice model.
Presenters: Natalia Lopez-Magua, BSN, RN, CPN, Nicklaus Childrens Hospital, Miami, FL
Ruth Palacios, BSN, RN, CPN, Nicklaus Childrens Hospital, Miami, FL

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
Does Your Patient Need That Central Line? Tell Us Why!

Central line stewardship integration - creating a process to elevate line necessity awareness and reduce central line days and infection rate in a Neuro ICU.
Presenters: Ashley Higgins, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC
Charles Gold, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, Atrium Health-Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

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Exemplary Professional Practice
Engaging Patients in Medication Education

Press Ganey results are important on a national scale and are used as a comparison when choosing a healthcare organization. Ensuring education and understanding for medication compliance is a key driver in ensuring positive patient outcomes.
Presenters: Catherine Castro, BSN, RN-BC, Mather Hospital Northwell Health, Port Jefferson, NY
Kathryn Picciano, MSN, RN, Mather Hospital Northwell Health, Port Jefferson, NY

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Professional Development
Do You Know Mentorship Has Roots in Mythological Fables?

Are you Mentor, Telemachus, or Athena? Participants will hear examples of how to forage for mentoring treasure in their current professional relationships. They will learn evidence-based methods to create authentic connections and learn strategies that cause a desire to cultivate the soil of one’s work environment for mentoring success.
Presenter:
MaryGrace Hernandez-Leveille, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC, Parkland Healthcare, Dallas, TX

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Providing Healing, Hope and Restoration Through a Meditation Room

The integration of a meditation room in the intensive care setting emerged as a transformative initiative. This space cultivates self-care for staff, offering a haven amidst the intense demands of their roles. The evidence-based design ensures a secure environment, enhancing well-being and resilience in the face of job-related pressures.
Presenters: Daphne Pierre, MSN, APRN, CCRN, South Miami Hospital Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL
Jennifer Alonso, BSN, RN, CCRN, South Miami Hospital Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Closing the Equity Gap in Post-Discharge Outreach

Examine a post-discharge outreach program’s nurse-driven health equity improvement project, and discover new tactics to optimize nursing scope of practice, increase efficiency, and decrease reach rate disparities between racial groups.
Presenters: Margaret Wheeler, MS, BSN, RN, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Health, Brisbane, CA
Aurora Snyder, MAS, BSN, RN, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Health, Brisbane, CA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
ReSPCT: A Workplace Violence Reduction Tactic

ReSPCT, the Relational Support and Partnership Care Team, is an interdisciplinary collaboration that promotes safety for patients, caregivers, and team members alike.  Learn more about this highly effective, replicable model to prevent workplace violence.
Presenters: Kimberly Browne, LCSW, ACM-SW, ACSW, Stanford Medicine Children's Health, Palo Alto, CA
Andrew Palmquist, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Stanford Medicine Children's Health, Palo Alto, CA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
A Nurse-Led Meaning-Making Intervention for Family Caregivers

Learn about the research and practice implications of a nurse-led meaning-making intervention for the stem cell transplant caregiving population and how this intervention can be used as the building blocks of programs to enhance caregiver support. This session is a must-attend for all nurses supporting families.
Presenters: Natalie McAndrew, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Jennifer Bartowitz, BSN, RN, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, W

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Sickle Cell Nurse Champions Program Created to Improve Care

Learn about a Sickle Cell Disease Nurse Champions Program developed at a pediatric hospital that fosters professional development and empowers nursing leaders to enhance clinical care.
Presenters: Deborah Harris, MN, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, CNS, CPHON, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Michelle Lahat, MSW, LCSW, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
EmpowerED: Nurses Lead the Way to Pre-Procedure Excellence

Discover how nurses paved the way to improve patient access to cancer care. Learn about EmpowerED a nurse-led education program appropriate for nurses, nurse leaders, and educators.
Presenters: Sandy Chiriboga, MSN, RN, AMB-BC, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Elizabeth Farrat, MSN, RN, CCRN, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Leaves Fall, Not Patients: Color Coded Signs Prevent Falls

Discover how using color-coded signage to enhance interdisciplinary communication for our fall risk patients, led to a decrease in falls. A must attend for nurses, nurse leaders and educators.
Presenters: Connie Jordan, BSN, RN, IU Health White Memorial Hospital, Monticello, IN
Katherine Moon, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, IU Health White Memorial, Monticello, IN

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
A Lean Six Sigma Approach to Pediatric ICU Peripheral IV Infiltrates

Explore pediatric peripheral intravenous infiltrates utilizing a lean six sigma quality improvement approach! For staff nurses and quality and safety leaders, this presentation will provide a unique review of these safety events.
Presenters: Julie Murphy, PhD, MBA, RN, CPHQ, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Ashley Renaud, MSN, RN, CNL, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Expediting Team and Departure Lounge to Improve Patient Throughput

Discover one organization's creative solution to address crowding in the emergency department while encouraging frontline staff advocacy.
Presenter: June Kippeny, BSN, RN, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Hospital, Glen Burnie, MD

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Safety & Quality
Reducing Non-Violent Restraints Using the Restraint Decision Wheel

Restrain your bias, not your patient! Come learn how implementing a peer-reviewed tool, the Restraint Decision Wheel, can work to reduce peer pressure of placing a patient in non-violent restraints and create better alternatives. A must attend for nurse educators and leaders, not just restrained to bedside nurses!
Presenters: Kaitlin Di Cesare, BSN, RN, PCCN, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Rebecca-Anh McCarthy, BSN, RN, CCRN, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Reducing Time to Treatment in Head/Neck Cancer Patients

Learn about a cost-free early intervention coordinated by nurse navigators to reduce treatment delays when caring for newly diagnosed head/neck cancer patients.
Presenters: Cindy Dandurand, RN, OCN, Cox Medical Center Branson, Branson, MO
Mandy Dewitt, MSN, RNC-MNN, NE-BC, Cox Medical Center Branson, Branson, MO

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Hats Off for Full-Term Healthy Newborns

Learn about a nurse-driven quality improvement project that examined the elimination of hats on thermoregulation with full-term healthy newborns within 24 hours of birth.  This session is ideal for perinatal nurses who have an interest in quality improvement.
Presenters: Jessica Lazzeri, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Marilyn Stringer, PhD, WHNP, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Shared Decision-Making & Leadership
Improve Staffing Through Inhouse Nurse Aide Training Program

Learn an innovative way to increase staffing and improve health care by training Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) through an in-house Nurse Aide Training Program, where facility covers training costs, has potential to address ongoing challenges of recruiting CNAs in long-term care facilities, and can be adopted in other similar settings.
Presenter: Caroline Araullo, MD, BSN, RN, NYC Health + Hospitals | Carter, New York, NY

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Improving Efficacy in Patient Diagnostics by Reducing Nursing Error

Implementation of blood culture champions in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU) led to a 70% reduction in the number of blood culture contaminations over an 18-month period, improving patient outcomes by reducing unnecessary procedures.
Presenters: Brianna Mora, BSN, RN, CCRN, University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX
Emily Garcia, MSN, RN, CCRN, University Medical Center, TX, TX

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
Actions to Reduce Readmissions in Heart Failure Patients

Explore how nurses delve into ways safety net hospitals, aid patients in navigating the post-discharge process. Focusing on elevating health literacy through education, ultimately contributing to a decrease in readmissions, and increase in healthcare quality of life.
Presenter: Nikeeta Corey, RN-BC, BSN, CCM, Harris Health System, Houston, TX

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
RN-Led Sedation in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Nurses were integral members of a multidisciplinary planning group to plan for the effective use of nurse-led moderate sedation in patients receiving trans-catheter aortic valve replacement.
Presenters: Eric Harrington, BSN, RN, CVRN-BC, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Nathan Masterson, BSN, RN, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Shared Decision-Making & Leadership
Night Owl Council Thriving thru Shared Decision-Making

Night shift staff make up a large portion of our nursing teams yet often are under-represented in shared decision-making venues. Learn how to help your night shift staff thrive alongside their interprofessional colleagues in a shared decision-making environment.
Presenters: Katrina Fetter, MSN, RN, AOCNS, AGCNS-BC, NEA-BC, NPD-BC, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Ephrata, PA
Darlene Ramsey, BSN, RN, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Ephrata, PA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
QI Project to Look at the Feasibility of an Esc Approach in an Open Unit

Discover innovative way to adopt Eat, Sleep and Console strategies, within an open room design NICU. Concentrating on strategies to reduce length of stay utilizing proven strategies.
Presenter: Maryann Malloy, DNP, RN, RNC-NIC, NEA-BC, RNC-ONQS, Jefferson Einstein, Philadelphia, PA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Utilizing Technology to Prevent Readmission in Diabetic Patients

Evidence based practice in implementing continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) at discharge for diabetic patients who are new to insulin therapy.
Presenter: Michelle Kennedy, RN, BSN, CDCES, Maury Regional Medical Center, Columbia, TN

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Role of Nursing Informatics in Achieving Magnet Designation

Elevate your approach to Magnet designation utilizing informatics nurses! A Nursing Informatics team spearheaded a transformative initiative building informatics confidence and a shared governance platform with over 330 nurses, making significant contributions to Magnet redesignation. This is impactful information for nurse leaders and staff nurses alike!
Presenters: Shawn Coomer, MBA, MSN, RN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Annette Eskew, MSN, RN, NI-BC, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
From Policy to Practice: Nurses Shaping Opioid Use in Adult Care

Are your patients at risk for opioid abuse?  Learn how one method reduced opioid usage and decreased length of stay.
Presenter: Joanna Mates, DNP, RN, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, IL

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Shared Decision-Making & Leadership
Raising the Bar with BSR (Bedside Shift Report)

Explore the success of a nurse-led task force to update and improve the consistency of bedside shift report, demonstrating the collaborative power of professional governance and nursing ownership of nursing practice.
Presenters: Tanya Lott, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, RN-BC, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Charleston, SC
Marissa Jamarik, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Charleston, SC

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
Improved Post Operative Vascular Care with Standardized Pathways

Nurses, advanced practice providers, and physicians collaborated to develop a shared vision of vascular surgical recovery by standardizing expected post-surgical milestones. Aligned goals allowed for improved communication with patients, optimization of patient throughput, improved nursing engagement, and patient satisfaction.
Presenters: Sarah Rosenberger, MS, BSN, CRNP, UMMC, Baltimore, MD
Martine Fanfan, BSN, RN, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Professional Development
Can You Escape? A Sepsis Escape Room for the Nurse Residency Program

Engage your staff! Discover the benefits of escape room education and how to make an interactive escape room that can be adapted to a variety of learning needs. A must attend for nurse educators and professional development specialists.
Presenters: Julia Ferguson, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Ladson, SC
Angela Johnson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC, NI-BC, CRRN, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Ladson, SC

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Well-Being
Enhancing Psychological Well-Being: More Than Once and Done

Learn how using a motivational speaker coupled with brief check-in videos at three- and six- month intervals enhanced employee psychological well-being. Consistent and ongoing improvements in psychological well-being were realized across the six-month study period.
Presenters: Kimberly Shank, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, WellSpan Health, Gettysburg, PA
Kelly Kuhns, PhD, RN, CNE, WellSpan Health, York, PA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
Implementing Safety Huddles to Improve Visibility at Night

Learn how the night shift council improved safety at night by implementing a night shift safety huddle electronically.
Presenters: Pearl Paas, BSN, RN, CMSRN, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, SC
Eres Gabrielle Byars, BSN, RN, OCN, Bon Secours St Francis Hospital, Charleston, SC

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Transformational Leadership
Party of 28: Launching A Post-Pandemic Nurse Leader Academy

Discover the Catalyst Nurse Leader Program - an academy that enhances the transition from clinical nurse to nurse leader. The session is a great resource for leaders, educators, and anyone interested in mentorship and succession planning!
Presenters: Jennifer Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
Lauren Ivanhoe, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Clot Busters Bedside Nurses Leading Evidence-Based Practice

Learn how to leverage the NPG structure to empower the bedside nurses to implement an evidence-based practice change.
Presenter:
Siobhan Weis, BSN, RN, OCN, CRNI, Yale New Haven Health, Greenwich, CT

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Shared Decision-Making & Leadership
What’s Up? Leveraging PTE to Improve Nurse Engagement & Retention

Attendees will learn about creative strategies and tools they can utilize to analyze their data and implement change to improve nurse engagement using the PTE framework
Presenter:
Karen Wright, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, Parkland Health, Dallas, TX

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Commitment to Councils: Increased Time to Improve Quality Indicators

Learn how a commitment to shared governance impacted a hospital's nursing quality indicators.
Presenters: Kalie Souto, BS, AHN Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Hills, PA
Ian Stasko, MSN, RN, NE-BC, AHN Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Hills, PA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
Keep Calm and Call the Chaplain: Nursing and Spiritual Care

How can calling the chaplain help me care for my patients? Perhaps in surprising ways! Learn about how Spiritual Care helped Nurses transform their practice by dramatically reducing behavioral emergencies.  A  compelling case study illustrates the power of interdisciplinary collaboration to provide support and model exemplary professional practice.
Presenter: Heather Weidemann, M.Div, ACPE Certified Educator, Authorized Minister (United Church of Christ), Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Jazzing Up Hospital-Academic Partnerships

Learn about the Joint Faculty Nurse Educator Program!  This hospital-academic partnership allows for nurses employed by the hospital to serve as clinical instructors on their units.  The existing trusting relationship between the educator and staff facilitates experiential learning for students.
Presenters: Adriana Shubeck, MSN, RN-BC, CPHON, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ
Amanda Tedeschi, MSN, RNC-MNN, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Cultural Education on Nurses Perceptions Caring for Diverse Patients

Learn about a case-control research study determining the impact of cultural education on nurses’ self-assessed competency in caring for culturally diverse patients.
Presenter: Jann Malone Murrell, CMSRN, CURN, Roper Saint Francis Healthcare, Charleston, SC

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Professional Development
Driving Individualized Orientation with a Standardized Tool

Nurse educators will learn how a standardized orientation tool can support orientee's orientation. Supporting Pathway to Excellence (PTE) element of performance (EOP) 6.1, this tool promotes individualizing orientation to meet orientees’ unique learning needs and standardized learner driven decentralized orientation. A structured, learner driven orientation increases orientee satisfaction and retention.
Presenters: Erica Benitez, MSN, RN, CCRN, Clement J Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
Kelsey Cao, MSN, RN, Clement J Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Zoning In: An Initiative to Enhance Patient Safety and Experience

Discover how an inpatient adult medicine unit at a large academic medical center decreased falls and increased patient satisfaction using creative restructuring of existing unit resources.  A nursing-led interdisciplinary workflow enhancement project translated evidence-based practice on hourly rounding into an attainable bedside solution in the current healthcare atmosphere.
Presenters: Amber Fusco, BSN, RN, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Olivia Purdy, MSN, RN, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Well-Being
Creating a Serenity Garden to Enhance Well-Being

Gain insight into the creation of a serenity garden as a respite space for nurses to enhance resilience, allow a lunch break, encourage mindfulness, mitigate fatigue, and cultivate self-care: An exemplar. A must attend for shared governance participants, direct care nurses, and nurse leaders.
Presenters: Eileen Fogarty, RN-BC, Atrium Health, Monroe, NC
Delanda Sexton, MSN, RN, CNOR, Atrium Health, Monroe, NC

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Effective CAUTI Reduction Project in Long-Term Care Facility

A Performance Improvement Project ensures consistent implementation and adherence to effective evidence-based Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection reduction strategies and practice changes preventing sepsis, hospital admissions, and antimicrobial use among patients and residents in a long-term care facility, avoiding unnecessary facility expenses, minimizing patient and resident harm, and promoting high-quality care.
Presenters: Crisilia Sino-Ag-Pascal, BSN, RN, MS-BC, CIC, NYC Health + Hospitals, Carter, NY
Caroline Araullo, MD, BSN, RN, NYC Health + Hospitals | Carter, New York, NY

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Define, Align, Refine: A Delphi Study on EBP Reporting Guidelines

Have you completed an evidence-based practice (EBP) project and want to spread the word, but don’t know where to start? Learn about our research study to address this common problem and the new, freely available solution. A must-attend for anyone engaged in EBP.
Presenters: Madeleine Whalen, MSN/MPH, RN, CEN, NPD-BC, Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD
Kim Bissett, PhD, MBA, RN, Nurse Educator, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Well-Being
The Stoplight Huddle: Team Green

The Stoplight huddle is a simple tactic that supports a culture of teamwork, promoting quality patient care and nurse satisfaction. The process produces dynamic outcomes, including individual support, teaching critical thinking through priority identification, and supporting a healthy workplace. Five minutes changes an overwhelming shift into a manageable workload.
Presenters: Paulette Leadbetter, BSN, RN, RN-BC, Ascension Seton Highland Lakes, Burnet, TX
Lorrie Kirby, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Ascension Seton Highland Lakes, Burnet, TX

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Transformational Leadership
Harmony in Chaos: A Behavioral Emergency Support Team

Discover how the BEST initiative, led by transformational nurse leaders and a multidisciplinary team, provides immediate assistance for staff during behavioral emergencies. Join us on the journey to develop your BEST and the positive impact it has on workplace safety while improving nurse retention.
Presenters: Misty Walton, MSN, RN, CMSRN, AH CMC, Charlotte, NC
Latasia Belin, DNP, APRN, AGCNS-BC, ONC, FCNS, AH CMC, Charlotte, NC

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Shared Decision-Making & Leadership
Nurse Driven Initiative: Same Day Access with Telehealth

Lead by example! This nurse led initiative best practice model can be employed in varied clinical settings and institutions to improve patient access to care, which lead to improved clinical outcomes, and cost savings for the organization.
Presenters: Lisa Merritt, MBA-HCA, BSN, Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System, Akron, OH
Kristina Angel, MPH, BSN, RN, Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System, Akron, OH

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Reducing Blood Culture Contaminations using a Low-Cost Alternative

Learn how a large emergency department utilized a low-cost alternative as an initial specimen diversion device aimed at reducing blood culture contaminations.
Presenters: Charles Pfeiffer, MSN, RN, CEN, FNP-C, Providence St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, Orange, CA
Belinda Leos, MSN, RN, CEN, SCRN, St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, Orange, CA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Transformational Leadership
Brainy Points - A Smart Approach to Staff Satisfaction

Explore Brainy Points - a novel approach to improving staff satisfaction on the individual and unit level.
Presenters: Christine Villarama, BSN, RN, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Rachel Anderson, BSN, RN, CCRN, SCRN, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Developing an International Nurse Residency Program (INRP)

By the end of this session, learners will be more informed on education and training specifically developed for the international nurse population, who are heavily prevalent in the current nursing workforce, and require additional support to transition and thrive in a new nursing environment.
Presenter: Rachel Bentley, DNP, RN, CCRN, NPD-BC, RHIA, UK Healthcare, Lexington, KY

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Transformational Leadership
Grow, Excel & Reimagine: Evolving To Professional Governance

Explore an innovative and strategic transformation across a health system from shared to professional governance, where interprofessional strategies and evidence-based analysis redefine frontline decision-making, professional growth and accountability, empowering frontline nursing staff to pursue and advance a culture of clinical excellence.
Presenters: Jody Collins, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston, TX
Caitlin McVey, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ, LSSBB, Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston, TX

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Transformational Leadership
Promoting a Healthy Work Environment in a Maternity Unit

Come learn how one nursing unit with low morale transformed into a team exceeding the national average for workforce engagement and safety culture. Discover how transformational leadership effectively influences the nursing care environment.
Presenter: Liliana Pisegna, MBA, BSN, RNC-NIC, NE-BC, El Camino Health, Mountain View, CA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Nurse-Led RPM Program to Decrease Hypertension Disparities

Uncontrolled hypertension is a significant cause of downstream morbidity and mortality. This novel, innovative remote patient monitoring program empowers nurses to titrate medications and holistically manage the care and education of this vulnerable population. Early data has shown significant success in improving hypertension control and patient access while reducing disparities.
Presenter: Tameka Wilson, DNP, RN, NE-BC, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Promoting a Quiet Healing Environment During Nightshift

Learn about how a Night Shift Council has implemented an evidence-based Quiet Time Bundle to significantly impact the quality of the patient experience during nighttime hours as reflected by HCAHPS Scores.
Presenter: Felita Chandler, ADN, RN, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Ladson, SC

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Professional Development
Brewing Nurse Engagement with a Pathway Café

An organization pursuing PTE designation developed a Pathway Café to engage nurses in learning about the six standards and excellence journey
Presenter: Kelsey Cao, MSN, RN, Clement J Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Change And Be Great- CABG SSI Infection Reduction

Change And Be Great- a look at an impactful strategy for decreasing Surgical Site Infections (SSI) in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) patients that not only empowered the healthcare team to identify and seize improvement opportunities, but also played a pivotal role in minimizing harm to patients.
Presenter: Kathleen McCullough, BSN, RN, Inova Health System, Falls Church, VA

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Shared Decision-Making & Leadership
Nursing Peer Review (NPR): Giving CREDIT to Nursing

Gain insight about Nursing Peer Review (NPR), a judgement-free zone where nurses from different specialties come together for knowledge-sharing to improve their practice, based on lessons learned from actual events.  NPR promotes compassion, respect, excellence, diligence, inclusion, and transformation (CREDIT), by nurses for nurses.
Presenter: Maria Veronica Nitorreda, MAN, RN, NC-BC, NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County, Brooklyn, NY

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Structural Empowerment
Empowered to Provide Kids with Sensory Sensitive Care

Learn how to positively impact the patient experience through sensory sensitive care. Patient needle interactions don’t need to be traumatic. Jump into discovering opportunities to reduce fear and increase the level of comfort and compliance with recommended medical treatments.  This is a game changer for everyone!
Presenters: DeeAnn Hebrink, RN, Peds-BC, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Sheree Murphy, MD, BSN, RN, BC, CDDN, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA

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Exemplary Professional Practice
Reducing Prolonged Ventilation in CABG

Prolonged intubation can lead to post-operative complications. The Cardio-thoracic multidisciplinary team at this community hospital developed a three-track program which resulted in a 49.3% reduction in prolonged ventilation in the CABG patient. This is a must see for administrators, directors, managers, and all nursing staff.
Presenters: Gina Adams, MSN RN, Good Samaritan University Hospital, West Islip, NY
Sunday Caldwell, DNP, NP, ANP-BC, NE-BC, Catholic Health at Good Samaritan University Hospital, West Islip, NY

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
We’re Not Gonna Take It: Employing a Patient Misconduct Team

Learn about a fair and just process one organization uses for addressing patient misconduct. This process emphasizes the accountability for perpetrators of violence and creates a safer place for employees and patients alike.  This process is transferable to any size organization!
Presenter: Rebecca Ramel, RN, The University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Transformational Leadership
Improving Throughput by Opening a Nurse-Led Mixed-Model Unit

Implementation of an innovative nurse-driven mixed-model unit to improve throughput, increase capacity and improve efficiency
Presenters: Dominique Dongilli, MSN, RN, NE-BC, UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh, PA
Jessica Azzarello, BSN, RN, CMSRN, UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh, PA

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Implementing 4 Eyes Skin Initiative to Decrease Amounts of HAPIs

4 Eyes. Reduce HAPIs on the unit, or throughout the hospital, using this standardized skin assessment. Great for all nurses looking to improve outcomes!
Presenters: Savannah Ransom, BSN, RN, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Glen Burnie, MD
Jaime Van Allen, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, CV-BC, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Glen Burnie, MD

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Innovative Suicide Risk Screening in Ambulatory Pediatrics

This project is a proactive approach to suicide risk screening of pediatric patients in the ambulatory setting. Leveraging innovative tools and comprehensive assessments, the intent is to enhance early detection and intervention for at-risk children. This initiative integrates technology with compassionate care, a must see for nurses and nurse leaders.
Presenters: Stacey Brassil, RN, BSN, MSN, Yale New Haven Hospital, Greenwich, CT
Patricia Gray, MSN, RN, Yale New Haven Hospital, Greenwich, CT

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Transformational Leadership
Patient Throughput: A Systemwide Approach to Managing Patient Flow

Learn about nursing’s key role in executing organizational strategy of implementing best-practice tactics across interdisciplinary teams to improve capacity and reduce excess days in the community hospital setting.
Presenters: John Cariaso-Sugay, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, John Muir Health, Walnut Creek, CA
Joe Lopez-Cepero, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, John Muir Health, Walnut Creek, CA

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Safety & Quality
Aligning Thematic Coaching and Nurse Leader Rounding by Assignment

Nurse leader rounding by assignment enhances healthcare delivery by assigning targeted tasks to nurses, promoting open communication and continuous improvement. This proactive approach helps identify communication barriers, enhance information flow, and encourage collaborative problem-solving. It fosters trust, collaboration, and a positive patient experience, enhancing overall patient satisfaction and staff development.
Presenters: Tracy Gynther, MSN, Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center, Lagrange, GA
Julia Cox-Pearson, MSN, BSN, RN, CLSSMBB, Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center, Lagrange, GA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Embracing Virtual Technology to Advance Nursing Practice

Virtual care technology is exploding in the healthcare industry. Learn how nurses at a 70-bed Magnet designated specialty hospital embraced virtual monitoring and virtual nurse program to create flexibility in workforce management, improve patient safety, and reduce nurse burnout and turnover. A must attend for nurse leaders and bedside nurses.
Presenters: Cassandra Tyransky, BSN, RN, CCRN, WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital, York, PA
Fallon Hughes, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, NPD-BC, WellSpan Health, York, PA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
PhD & DNP Nurse Scientists Collaboration in Clinical Inquiry

Learn how a collaborative team of hospital-based PhD- and DNP nurse scientists was created to support clinical inquiry initiatives at a large hospital system. Learn how the nurse scientist team provided support, guidance, and mentorship for nurses and increased the volume, quality, and impact of the organization’s clinical inquiry activities.
Presenters: Alexis Hayes, PhD, MSN-Ed, APRN, FNP-BC, Houston Methodist Academic Institute, Houston, TX
Joanne Muyco, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CNOR, Houston Methodist Academic Institute, Houston, TX

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
HAPI Hour: ICU Team Decreased Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries

Investigate how an ICU created a multidisciplinary team to significantly decreased the rate of Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries.
Presenter: Susan Conner, MSN, CMSRN, WOCN, The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Shared Decision-Making & Leadership
Virtual Nurse Program Model of Care

Discover a hybrid, team-based model of care that leverages technology to provide a transformational and futuristic way to deliver care at the bedside while remaining keen to the needs of the current workforce.
Presenters: Christine Coriell, MHA, BSN, RN-BC, OhioHealth, Columbus, OH
Arika Thomas, MBA, BSN, RN, OhioHealth, Pickerington, OH

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Let Technology Do the Work: Digital Platform for Administrative Tasks

Learn about this nurse-led quality improvement project that improved interdisciplinary satisfaction with an ambulatory patient intake process in a Hyperbaric Medicine department through use of a digital data sharing platform to reduce administrative tasks and streamline communication; this resulted in substantial improvements in perceived efficiency, user-friendliness, communication, and overall satisfaction.
Presenters: Kathryn Heacock, DNP, APRN-CNS, CRNP, CCRN, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD
Kelly Carlin, BA, BSN, RN, CCRN, CVRN, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Code Stroke RN - Improving Treatment Times

BE FAST and grab your seat for this as we review how the implementation of a nurse driven code stroke process can lead to substantial improvement in treatment times for stroke patients. This is for all levels of nursing.
Presenter: Mela Louviere, BSN, RN, ASC-BC, SCRN, Ascension Seton Williamson, Round Rock, TX

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
When You Lay Me Down to Sleep: Implementing a Safe Sleep Program

Clinical nurses were empowered to close practice gaps through the implementation of an evidence-based safe sleep program after multiple Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) events occurred within the community.
Presenters: Amy Taylor, BSN, RNC-OB, Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, Dekalb, IL
Colleen Faivre, MA, BS, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, Dekalb, IL

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Pediatric High-Flow: A Community Hospital Quality Initiative

Learn about providing best evidence of care for the acutely ill respiratory child in the community hospital setting while increasing the discharge to home rate while reducing transfers to tertiary care centers.
Presenters: Pamela Nehring, DNP, RN, CPN, SCNII, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Glen Burnie, MD
Emily MacKay, BSN, RN, CEN, PEDS-BC,University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Glen Burnie, MD

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Professional Development
Who Says Learning Can’t Be a Blast?

Implementing gamification during Nursing Assistant Essentials orientation enhances engagement and unlicensed staff satisfaction.
Presenters: Valecia Suide, MSN, RN, NPDP, Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
Lindsay Pederson, BSN, RN, NPDP, Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Birthing Bracelets Redefine Maternal Health Care

Post-birth bracelets and diaper bag tags raise awareness and improve care for postpartum women.
Presenters: Kendra Coles, DNP, RNC, NEA-BC, UM BWMC, Glen Burnie, MD
Karen Hall, Hall MSN, RNC-MNN, C-EFM, UM BWMC, Glen Burnie, MD

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
Using Evidence-Based Pushing Protocol in Second Stage Labor

Evidence-Based nursing interventions were developed into a "Four Step Evidence Based Pushing Protocol" on a labor and delivery unit and led to improved patient outcomes and clinical practice.
Presenters: Sarah Long, BSN-RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Stanford Medicine Children's Health, Palo Alto, CA
Annette Nasr, PhD, RN, MPA, NE-BC, Stanford Children’s Health, Palo Alto, CA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Afghan Refugees: Team Provides Culturally Competent OB Care

Come learn about care of pregnant Afghan refugees
Presenter: Pamela Gallus, MSN, RN, Nursing Administration, Virtua Health System, Mt Holly, NJ

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Falls Bootcamp!

Explore new concepts to educating your teams on fall prevention and keeping patients safe in Falls Bootcamp!
Presenters: Becky Munger, BSN, RN, Advent Health Zephyrhills/Dade City, Zephyrhills, FL
Kristina Wood, MSN, RN, Advent Health Zephyrhills/Dade City, Zephyrhills, FL

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Tracheostomy Cannula Exchanges by Nurses

This nurse-driven project focuses on how enhancing nursing practice and improving nursing skills can have positive effects on patient safety and costs.
Presenters: Hanna Immonen, MNSc, RN, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
Carita Löfqvist, MNSc, RN, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
Nurses Helping Babies with Cleft Lip and Palate Thrive

Come learn about a team-based approach in the ambulatory care setting that eliminated Feeding and Growth of Infants with Cleft Lip and/or palate.
Presenters: Natalee Lyon, MSN, RN, Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
Tracy Nichols, MSN, NP, Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
Lactation after Loss: Guiding Patients through Choices

Explore the importance of holistic postpartum care after perinatal loss, with a focus on providing birthing persons education on their choice to suppress or donate human milk and guidance on how to meet their goal.
Presenters: Caley Schroeder, MSN, RN, NE-BC, c-EFM, UChicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
Jilliane Krause, MSN, RN, C-ONQS, UChicago Medicine, Chicago, IL

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Using Medical Grade Honey to Prevent Oral Mucosal Pressure Injuries

Explore the concept of using prophylactic medical grade honey on orally intubated patients to reduce oral mucosal hospital acquired pressure injuries.
Presenter: Jenn Keily, RN, BSN, Ascension Texas, Austin, TX

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Simulation Training for Patients Experiencing Acute Psychosis

Examine impact of standardized patient psychosis simulation for acute care nurses.
Presenter: Stephanie DiRubbo, MSN, RN, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Glen Burnie, MD

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
More Time for Nurses' Self Care: Reduce Documentation Burden!

Learn how a clinical nurse-led workgroup successfully reduced their own documentation burden so that time saved could be returned to nurses and used for self-care opportunities. The organization partnered with unit-based champions to create, refine and socialize wellness breaks with techniques embedded in our accessible electronic platform.
Presenter: Mary Ann Donohue-Ryan, PhD, RN, APN, PMH-CNS, NEA-BC, CPHQ, FACHE, Chilton Medical Center, Atlantic Health System, Pompton Plains, NJ

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
The Impact of Aromatherapy: A Common "Scents" Approach

Sleep is an unmet public health need that is impacting all aspects of health and well-being. This is a must attend session for all RNs looking to improve sleep health.
Presenter: Cristen Mackwell, DNP, RN, CMSRN, EBP-C, GERO-BC, NPD-BC, Atlantic Health System- Hackettstown Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Improve Administration of First dose Antibiotics in the ICU

An innovative approach to improving septic patient outcomes with faster delivery of first dose antibiotics.
Presenter: Terry Ridings, BSN, RN, CCRN, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Glen Burnie, MD

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
Implementing a Comprehensive Open-Heart Training Program

The few, the proud, the CVICU nurse: This presentation will feature a comprehensive 3-month interprofessional program to develop ICU nurses in becoming competent and confident in caring for open-heart patients in a general surgical ICU.
Presenters: Rosario Sullivan, BSN, RN, CCRN, SCRN, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Sugar Land, TX
Marieta Rasco, BSN, RN, CCRN-CSC, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Sugar Land, TX

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
A Journey to Achieve Zero

An interprofessional team formed during the Covid-19 pandemic to address a hospital increase in catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) SIR rates.  The team followed a performance improvement plan which included education, change in practice and new products.
Presenter: Amy Bartholomew, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN-K, MedStar Harbor Hospital, Baltimore, MD

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Transformational Leadership
Navigating Family Readiness for End-of-Life Conversations

Neurological diagnoses demand complex care and timely EOL decisions. Strategically timed family discussions, using a common language approach through PIC Card intervention, enhance interdisciplinary family meetings ensuring smoother transitions to family chosen EOL care.
Presenters: Gretchen Gregory, RN, MSN, MHA, MU Health Care, Columbia, MO
Jessica Hoehne, DNP, RN, CMSRN, MU Health Care, Columbia, MO

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Listen to This! Podcasts for Teaching Curious Nurses

We've turned our education into bite-sized podcasts for nurses on the go.
Presenters: Nadine Rosenblum, MS, RN, IBCLC, NPD-BC, The Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD
Maddie Whalen, MSN/MPH, RN, CEN, NPD-BC, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Nurse- Driven Hypertension Management in Ambulatory Care Practice

Improve patient adherence to treatment regimen through a nurse driven program.
Presenter: Fabiola Tony, RN, MSN/MPH, TNCC, SANE, NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, Brooklyn, NY

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Falling Into Collaboration and Cushioning Communication

Are you falling all over ways to communicate an initiative comprehensively? There isn't just one way to get it done. Over-communication is proactive communication and supports keeping fall prevention a primary focus for all interprofessionals. This is for collaborative enthusiasts desiring to have the right people at the right time!
Presenters: Simone Evans-Allison, DNP, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, CPHQ, Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC
April Schultz, MSN, MPH, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CRRN, Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Exemplary Professional Practice
Achieving HAPI-NESS by Reducing HAPI Stage 2 in a Med-Surg Unit

Learn how clinical nurses partnered successfully with their nursing management team to achieve over 1500 days without HAPI Stage 2, while reducing all other categories of HAPIs.
Presenters: Maria Elisa Mendez, BSN, RN, Kaiser Permanente Orange County Anaheim Medical Center, Anaheim, CA
Neelima Tigulla, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN, CNML, Kaiser Permanente Orange County Anaheim Medical Center, Anaheim, CA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Resource Nurses and Their Effect on Hospital Acquired Infections

Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) resource nurse position improves patient outcomes and staff job satisfaction. There has been a decrease in HAIs since this role has been revised by the outcomes coordinator. Through implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) guidelines, resource nurses have provided positive patient outcomes.
Presenter: Jesslynn Westfall, BSN, RN, MS-BC, HonorHealth, Scottsdale, AZ

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Shared Decision-Making & Leadership
A Taste of Home: Creating a Heart for Culture of Belonging

It’s one thing to welcome nurses into an organization but to welcome nurses by making them feel at home with culture specific resource, comes from the heart. This session shares how a community on International Nurses formed a circle of support for each other with leadership support.
Presenters: Christine Ambrusio-Morgan, MSN, RN, Atrium Health Navicent, Macon, GA
Tammy Bache, BSN, RN, Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin, Milledgeville, GA

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Shared Decision-Making & Leadership
Designing System-Wide Professional Governance

Come and learn how a team of nurses designed and led a system-wide interdisciplinary professional governance structure empowering nurses and clinicians to amplify their voice, own their practice, and create positive change in their hospitals and communities.
Presenter: Michael Darnell, BSN, RN, CEN, AdventHealth Avista, Louisville, CO

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Out of the Dark: Shining a Light on Maternal Mental Health

Maternal Mental Health complications are the number one complication related to childbirth, so why doesn't our screening align with this statistic? This evidence-based practice project took this very question and implemented inpatient screening for postpartum patients. This information is imperative for all who care for postpartum patients.
Presenter: Ashley M. Koeppen, BSN, RNC-OB, CBC, Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin, IL

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Rehabilitation Nursing Fellowship Program Retains Nurses

Explore the substantial impact of a nursing fellowship program on staff retention. A must attend for all nurse leaders and educators!
Presenter: James Dixon, BSN, RN, CRRN, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, VA

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
Structural Empowerment
Creating a Dedicated Pediatric Vascular Access Team

Educate, innovate, and celebrate success! See how we implemented a dedicated pediatric vascular access team on short order and the successes we've experienced since. A must attend for those looking to implement a vascular access team.
Presenters: Monica Savoti, MSN, RN, CPN, NEA-BC, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Jessica Tar, BSN, RN, VA-BC, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

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Safety & Quality
A Health Equity Approach to Heart Surgery Education

Gain insight into creating patient education that is health-equitable and accessible for all patients. This patient centric education experience is a must see for healthcare professionals interested in utilizing nursing staff to revitalize failing patient education programs and reducing surgical site infections.
Presenters: Victor Miramontes, RN, CCRN, Midland Health, Midland, TX
Tanta Hulsey, MSN, RN, CCRN, Midland Memorial Hospital, Midland, TX

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Safety & Quality
Keeping your Ducks in a Row Through Daily Patient Bathing

Daily patient bathing is an essential part of quality nursing care. This new approach to patient bathing utilizes an interactive magnet to be used in patient hand off at the bedside to increase the rate of daily patient baths. Intended for bedside nurses and educators.
Presenter: Kaitlyn Perkins, BSN, RN, Roper St. Francis, Mount Pleasant, SC

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Well-Being
Supporting the Nursing Workforce Through Team Building

Resiliency in nursing has never been more important. Ineffective communication/collaboration leads to decreasing morale, engagement and eventually staff and patient satisfaction. Learn how this community hospital changed the course for units with low morale, restoring joy, engagement and satisfaction.
Presenter: Rhondelle Jones, MHA, BSN, RN, Northwell Health at LIJ Forest Hills, Forest Hills, NY

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Well-Being
Burn Buddies: How 2-Person Dressing Changes Can Impact Workload

Discover how two-person dressing changes impacted perceived nursing workload on a Burn/Trauma Step-down.
Presenter: Kathleen Rigali, BSN, RN, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

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New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
A Novel Theater Game as a Potential Adjunct to Bias Education

Examine the impact of a novel theater game, as a potential adjunct to bias education and understand the effectiveness of this intervention on bias awareness, desire to act, and perspective-taking, for the healthcare workforce. Implicit bias is detrimental to patient and organizational outcomes. Gamification, has been found to enhance learning.
Presenter: Michele Schombs, BSN, RN, CEN, New York Presbyterian Queens, Flushing, NY

National Magnet Conference - Poster Groups
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements
Ring, Ring...Quality is Calling! Virtual Monitoring in the ED

Learn how the implementation of a dedicated clinical nurse in the call center to virtually monitor Emergency Department patients improved performance in several quality measures.
Presenters: Charlyn Davis, MSN, RN, CPEN, CPN, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
Natashia Bush, MSN, RN, CPEN, NE-BC, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX

Pathway to Excellence Conference - Poster Groups
Safety & Quality
Connecting Care One Healthcare Transition Hub at a Time

Explore a nurse-led model to comprehensive care coordination when a patient ages out of pediatric care into adult care.  Learn how nursing can increase successful connection into specialty clinics and improved patient and family satisfaction.
Presenter: Michelle Grimsley, BSN, RN, CEN, Parkland Health, Dallas, TX