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  • Recent Conference Presentations by Our Nurses

  • National and International

    • "Utilizing an EBP and research council to improve outcomes: Nurse driven oral care protocols"
      January 2009
      3rd Annual NDNQI Data Use Conference, Dallas
      Poster Presentation
      Angela M. Creta, MS, RN, CNL, BC, Clinical Nurse Leader, 3E
    • "Reduction & transmission of nosocomial infections on a medical oncology unit"
      January 2009
      3rd Annual NDNQI Data Use Conference, Dallas
      Poster Presentation
      Jayne Ritz, BSN, RN, OCN, Nurse Manager, 4B
    • "The impact of clinical nurse leader and nurse manager partnership on patient care"
      January 2009
      2009 CNL Summit, New Orleans, LA
      Poster Presentation
      Angela Creta, MS, RN, CNL, BC, Clinical Nurse Leader, 3E
      Michelle Carpentier, RN, Nurse Manager, 3E
    • "Nursing Focused Initiatives Related to Pressure Ulcer Prevention Leads to a Preliminary Reduction in Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPUS)
      February 2009
      National pressure ulcer advisory panel (NPUAP)
      Poster Presentation
      Deborah Bartula, MS, RN, COCN, CWCN, Wound Care Specialist
    • "Male nurse integration into a predominately female profession"
      2009
      American Assembly of Male Nurses, Ohio
      Poster Presentation
      John Fedo, MSN, RN, CCRN, BC, Project Coordinator Graduate Nurse Residency Program
    • "Introducing Nursing Informatics and Innovation into a professional practice model"
      June 2009
      10th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, Helsinki Finland
      Poster Presentation
      Mary K. Kennedy, MS, RN, Director Clinical Informatics
    • "Student nurse intern to graduate nurse resident: Mind the gap"
      July 2009
      NNSDO Philadelphia
      Poster Presentation
      John Fedo, MSN, RN, CCRN, BC, Project Coordinator Graduate Nurse Residency Program
      Lois Ginsberg, MS, RN, BC, Staff Development
    • "Clinical informatics: Building a bridge between systems & practice innovation"
      July 2009
      Summer Institute of Nursing Informatics
      Lecture
      Mary K. Kennedy, MS, RN, Director Clinical Informatics
    • "Outcomes achieved through innovations in staffing excellence"
      October 2009
      ANCC National Magnet Conference, Louisville
      Panel Presentation
      Ann Barrett, MBA, RN, NE-BC, Director Nursing Resource Management
    • "An interdisciplinary intervention to prevent falls in hospitals"
      October 2009
      ANCC National Magnet Conference, Louisville
      Podium Presentation
      Cynthia Padula, PhD, RN, Nurse Researcher
    • "Nursing Ethics Forum: a voice for the bedside clinician"
      October 2009
      ANCC National Magnet Conference, Louisville
      Poster Presentation
      Jayne Ritz, BSN, RN, OCN, Nurse Manager, 4B
      Christine Doyle, BSN, RN, CCRN, Staff Nurse ICU
    • "Multidisciplinary Collaboration: training certified nursing assistants by rehabilitation servives and a GCNS to improve patient outcomes"
      April 2010
      13th Annual Niche Conference
      Podium Presentation
      Robert Bouffard, PT, Rehabilitation Services, Manager Rehabilitation Services
      Joseph Gordon-Reznar, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager, 3W
      Karen Joost, MS, RN, Nurse Manager 4E
      Martha Watson, MS, RN, Staff Development Specialist, Professional Development

    Regional

    • "Male nurse integration into a predominantly female profession"
      March 2009
      ENRS 21st Annual Scientific Session,
      Poster Presentation
      John Fedo, MSN, RN, CCRN, BC, Project Coordinator Graduate Nurse Residency Program
    • "Clinical Informatics: Building a bridge between systems and practice innovation"
      March 2009
      Regis College DNP program
      Presentation
      Mary K. Kennedy, MS, RN, Director Clinical Informatics
    • "The effects of a lateral violence and team building intervention"
      March 2009
      2009 Creating Cohesion Collaborative
      Podium Presentation
      Ann Barrett, MBA, RN, NE-BC, Director Nursing Resource Management
    • "Can we talk? A model for disseminating information to point of care staff"
      May 2009
      New England Nursing Informatics Consortium
      Poster Presentation
      Mary K. Kennedy, MS, RN, Director Clinical Informatics
      Karen Joost, MS, RN, Nurse Manager
      Iracena Santos, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse 4E
    • "Facilitating clinical informatics competence using blended learning: The PACU competency fair"
      May 2009
      New Engalnd Nursing Informatics Consortium
      Poster Presentation
      Dennis Sewchuk, MS, RN, CNOR, BC, Staff Development
      Chris Tucci, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse, 3N
    • "Revision and Update of Existing Program for Alcohol Withdrawal Monitoring and Staff Nurse Documentation"
      November 2009
      EBP&R Council Research Day
      Podium Presentation
      Martha Watson, RN, MS, Staff Development
      Cynthia Ruggiero, RN-BC, Staff Nurse 3E
    • "Effectiveness of Two Methods of Chlorhexidine Bathing on Prevention and Reduction in Transmission of MRSA and VRE"
      November 2009
      EBP&R Council Research Day
      Podium Presentation
      Tracy Barrows, RN, BSN, OCN, Staff Nurse 4B
      Jean H. Makor, RN, BSN, OCN, Staff Nurse 4B
      Charlene Russo, RN, OCN, Clinical Coordinator 4B
      Jayne Ritz, RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse Manager 4B
      Barbara Pashnik, RN, BSN, Infection Control
      Cynthia Padula, PhD, RN, Nurse Researcher
    • "Nursing Ethics Forum: A Voice for the Bedside Clinician"
      November 2009
      EBP&R Council Research Day
      Podium Presentation
      Christine Doyle, BSN, CCRN, Staff Nurse ICU
      Joanna Pora, Staff Nurse, Float pool
      Kim Brown, Staff Nurse 3B
      Sherry Demacedo, OCN, Staff Nurse 4B
      Jayne Ritz, RN, BSN, Nurse Manager 4B
    • "Critical Care Pressure Ulcer Prevention Bundle Leads to a Preliminary Reduction in Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers"
      November 2009
      EBP&R Council Research Day
      Podium Presentation
      Cindy Vinciguerra, RN, BSN, CCRN, Staff Nurse ICU
      Gary Lamontagne, RN, BSN, Staff Nurse ICU
      Jackie McDermott, RN, BSN, Staff Nurse ICU
      Debbie Bartula, MSN, COCN, CWCN, Staff Development
      Jennifer Sargent, MSN, NE-C, Nurse Manager ICU
    • "The Advanced Genesis Assistant (AGA) role:A collaborative model to improve outcomes"
      November 2009
      EBP&R Council Research Day
      Podium Presentation
      Erin Cashman, Certified Nursing Assistant
      Matthew Kraweic, Certified Nursing Assistant, 3W
      Irma Pires, Certified Nursing Assistant
      Martha Watson, MS, RN, Staff Development
    • "Improving Patient Outcomes Through Mobility and Lower Extremity Strengthening"
      November 2009
      EBP&R Council Research Day
      Podium Presentation
      Cindy DiSano, RN, BS, Staff Nurse Professional Development
      Cynthia Ruggiero, BSN, RN, BC, Staff Nurse 3E
    • "The hospital uniform as a germ magnet"
      November 2009
      EBP&R Council Research Day
      Poster Presentation
      Mary Pastore, BS, RN, Staff Nurse, VIR
    • "Decreasing catheter-associated urinary tract infection in critical care"
      November 2009
      EBP&R Council Research Day
      Poster Presentation
      Stephanie DesRochers, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse, ICU
      Erin Denault, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse, ICU
    • "Facilitating clinical informatics competence using blended learning"
      November 2009
      EBP&R Council Research Day
      Poster Presentation
      Dennis Sewchuk, MS, RN, CNOR, BC, Staff Development
      Christopher Tucci, BS, RN, Staff Nurse, 3N
      Mary K. Kennedy, MS, RN, Director Clinical Informatics
    • "The missing link in healthcare: nursing's answer to our fragmented health care system"
      November 2009
      EBP&R Council Research Day
      Poster Presentation
      Denise Brennan, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager, ED
      Michele Creamer, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse, Cardiac Cath
      Cheryl Chandler, BSN, RN, staff Nurse, NPT
      Denise Dacier, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse, 3N
      Diane Ferri, BSN, RN, NM, SCOR, SCPACU
      Marsha Haverly, BSN, RN, Staff Development
      Jean Makor, BSN, RN, OCN, Staff Nurse, 4B
      Cindy Rivet, BSN, RN, BC, Staff Nurse, CCU
      Susan Steeves, BSN, RN, CCRN, Staff Nurse, CVT
    • "Staff nurse driven implementation of team admission on a 36 bed surgical unit"
      November 2009
      EBP&R Council Research Day
      Poster Presentation
      Kelly McCormack, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse, 3N
      Laura Phelan, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse, 3N
      Christopher Tucci, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse, 3N
    • "Early identification: Pre-procedural screening improves risk anticipation for sleep apnea patients"
      November 2009
      EBP&R Council Research Day
      Poster Presentation
      Diane Ferri, BSN, RN, NM, SCOR, SCPACU
      Marsha Haverly, BSN, RN, Staff Development
    • "Expanding nursing practice to include neurological assessment for suspected stroke patients"
      November 2009
      EBP&R Council Research Day
      Poster Presentation
      Celia Gomes McGillivray, MPH, RN, CHES, Quality Improvement, Stroke Coordinator"
    • "Development and dissemination of sepsis care plan addendum"
      November 2009
      EBP&R Council Research Day
      Poster Presentation
      Randy Wolfe, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse, float pool
      Jennifer Pumple, RN, Staff Nurse, float pool
      Nicole Genest, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse, float pool
      Natasha Cestaro, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse, float pool
    • "Clinical Informatics: Nurses developing an informatics culture and competencies"
      November 2009
      NENIC Annual Fall Conference
      Mary K. Kennedy, MS, RN, Director Clinical Informatics
    • "Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Rehabilitation Services and Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist Training Nursing Assistants to Improve Patient Outcomes"
      March 2010
      Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives (MONE)
      Poster Presentation
      Sue Brown, OTR/L, Rehabilitative Services
      Elizabeth Clegg, MS, OTR/L, Rehabilitative Services
      Barbara Forloney, MS, PCN, Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
      Nicole Gallo, MS, CCC, SLP, Rehabilitative Services
      Jessica Kaloustian, MS, CCC, SLP, Rehabilitative Services
      Sarah Lovegreen, MPT, Rehabilitative Services
      C. Machamer, PTA, Rehabilitative Services
      Andrea Morello, DPT, Rehabilitative Services
      Melanie Reppucci, DPT, Rehabilitative Services
    • "Use of 2% Chlorhexidine Solution for the Prevention of VAP in Critical Care"
      March 2010
      Eastern Nursing Research Society, 22nd Annual Scientific Session
      Poster Presentation
      Lisa Cuccio, MS, RN, NE-BC, Quality Analyst
      Joe Pankowicz, MS, RN, CCRN, NM CCU & IVT
      Judy Lynch, BSN, RN, CCRN, Clinical Coordinator, ICU
      Barbara Pashnik, BSN, RN, Infection Control
      Heidi Paradis, BSN< RN, CCRN, Staff Development Specialist
      Jen Sargent, MS, RN, NE-BC, NM, ICU
      Cindy Padula, RN, PhD, Nurse Researcher
      Donna Leger, MS, RN, CCRN, NM, CVTI/CVTS
      Sue Steeves, MS, RN, CCRN, CNL, Clinical Nurse Leader, CVT
    • "The Impact of Nursing Unit Design on Staff and Patients at a Magnet Hospital"
      March 2010
      Eastern Nursing Research Society, 22nd Annual Scientific Session
      Poster Presentation
      Mary K. Kennedy, MS, RN, Director Clinical Informatics
    • "Impact of Lower Extremity Strengthening Exercises Plus Mobility on Fall Rates in Hospitalized Adults"
      March 2010
      Eastern Nursing Research Society, 22nd Annual Scientific Session
      Poster Presentation
      Cindy Padula, RN, PhD, Nurse Reseacher
      Cindy DiSano, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse
      Cindy Ruggiero, BSN, RN, BC, Staff Nurse
      Melanie Reppucci, DPT
      Barbara Forloney, RN, MS
      Cynthia Hughes, MSN, RN
    • "Quiet Hours in ICU Nurse Satisfaction"
      April 2010
      AACN Regional Conference, Burlington, VT
      Podium Presentation
      Donna Leger, MS, RN, CCRN, Nurse Manager CVTI/CVTS
      Barbara Simpson-Narducci, RN, Staff Nurse CVTS
    • "Bar-Coded Medication Administration: Improving Medication Safety Through a Unit-Based Medication Safety Program"
      May 2010
      New England Nursing Informatics Consortium
      Poster Presentation
      Christina DaCosta, RN, BSN
      Joseph Gordon-Reznar, RN, MPA
      Mary Kennedy, RN, MS