BWFH nurses present posters at nursing symposium

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From left: Pre-Op Holding Clinical Leader Diane Pessa, MSN, RN-BC, and Program Manager for Informatics for Nursing/Patient Care Services Paula Wolski, MSN, RN-BC

Each year, the New England Nursing Informatics Consortium (NENIC) hosts a symposium focused on “Trends in Clinical Informatics: A Nursing Perspective.” At this year’s event, the group’s 17th annual symposium titled “Nurses Transforming Healthcare Through Innovation,” two Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital nurses presented posters.

Program Manager for Informatics for Nursing/Patient Care Services Paula Wolski, MSN, RN-BC, presented a poster titled “Use of an Audit Report to Improve Business Continuity Access Testing.” Pre-Op Holding Clinical Leader Diane Pessa, MSN, RN-BC, presented a poster titled “Use of Mobile Application to Improve Nursing Department Communication.”

For both Wolski and Pessa, the opportunity to present their work among the 27 posters on display at the symposium was very rewarding. “It is always great to see what work is occurring at other New England institutions that could perhaps be considered best practices and be brought back to our hospital to be put into use,” says Wolski. “There was a lot of interest in Diane’s communication application poster and attendees that stopped by had a lot of questions related to operationalizing this project.”

Wolski’s poster also got a lot of feedback. “The project I presented actually resulted in Partners Enterprise interest in using the report across all areas that have downtime computers to ensure that every area is prepared in the event of a downtime,” she explains. “Overall, it is always nice to get positive feedback as well as suggestions for improvement on the projects we presented.

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