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Research and Best Practices

2021

Administering Ketamine Infusions for Depression: Embracing Change in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. Jill Benoit, BSN, RN; Mary Deseignora, BSN, RN; Robin Egan, BSN, RN. 2021 ASPAN American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses National Conference: A Virtual Experience, April 25 – 29, 2021.

Diffusion of Successful Same Day Discharge Practice for Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients to a Select Population of Mastectomy Patients. June Nichols, BSN, RN; Charlene Salvi, BSN, RN. 2021 ASPAN American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses National Conference: A Virtual Experience, April 25 – 29, 2021.

Past Poster Presentations

2020

Reducing Cancellations in Outpatient Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) Trials through Patient Education. Kathy Armando, BSN, RN; Amie Kandalaft, RN. 5th Annual Quality & Safety Symposium: Quality & Safety Efforts Across the Mass General Brigham System, September 2020.

Same Day Joint Arthroplasty: Redesigning the Care Pathway in a Community Hospital. Katie Killinger, MSN, RN, FNP-C; Lindsay Bandazian, MSN, RN, ANP-C; Katie Kane MSN, RN, NP-C, ONP-C; Mary Anne Barry, MBA, BSN, RN; Gina Marsh, PT, MSPT; Kerri-Anne Morse, BSN, RN; Jeff Blackwell, MHA; Jean Flanagan, PT, DPT, CLT. American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANPconnect: An Online Conference Experience, September – December 2020.

Workforce Strategies: Implementing A Triad Leadership Model. Johanna Baldassari, MSN, RN, CNP; Erin O’Fallon, MD, MPH; Scott Schissel, MD, PhD; Cori Loescher, MM, BSN, NEA-BC. Society of: Hospital Medicine HM20 Virtual Conference, July 2020. **Winner of the HM20 Virtual Abstract Competition in the category of Innovations!**

 

2019

Healthcare Providers and Patients Perceptions of Narcan Kit Administration in the Emergency Department Setting. Kristen Dolan, BSN RN Emergency Department  and Joanne Hallahan, BSN, RN Emergency Department. Worcester, MA: 2nd Annual Opioid Symposium at the DCU Center, May 2019.

Bedside Handoff Between the PACU and the Medical-Surgical Unit. Ann-Marie Bermingham. Nashville, TN: American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses National Conference, May 2019.

Healthcare Providers and Patients Perceptions of Narcan Kit Administration in the Emergency Department Setting. Kristen Dolan, BSN RN Emergency Department and Joanne Hallahan, BSN, RN Emergency Department. Boston, MA: GBC-AACN Night of Inquiry, April 2019.

Use of Mobile Application to Improve Nursing Department Communication. Paula Wolski, MSN, RN-C; Courtney Green, BSN, RN; Anne Le BSN, RN and Ellen O’Connor, BSN, RN. New England Informatics Consortium (NENIC) Trends in Clinical Informatics a Nursing Perspective Conference, April 2019.

Use of An Audit Report to Improve Business Continuity Access Testing. Paula Wolski, MSN, RN-C. New England Informatics Consortium (NENIC) Trends in Clinical Informatics a Nursing Perspective Conference, April 2019.

Bedside Handoff Between the PACU and the Medical-Surgical Unit. Ann-Marie Bermingham. Waltham, MA: Massachusetts American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) Conference, March 2019.

Implementation of Violet Signs for Violent Patients to Reduce the OSHA Reportable Incidence of Assault on Nurses. Meaghan McCarthy, MSN, RN. Boston, MA: American Nurses Association MA 2019 Spring Conference, March 2019.

 

2018

Healthcare Providers and Patients Perceptions of Narcan Kit Administration in the Emergency Department Setting. Kristen Dolan, BSN RN Emergency Department and Joanne Hallahan, BSN, RN Emergency Department. Manchester, NH: Horizons AACN, October 2018.

Access to Personal Electronic Devices on an Inpatient Psychiatry Unit: A Recovery Oriented Approach. Paula Knotts, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC. Columbus, Ohio: American Psychiatric Nurses Association Conference, October 2018. 

iPad Education to Optimize Patient Teaching and Efficiency in the Preoperative Setting. Robin Kaufman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC and Margaret Oot-Hayes, PhD, RN. Newark, New Jersey: Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS), April 2018.

Registered Nurses’ Perceptions of a Peer Review Program In a Community Hospital. Helene Bowen-Brady, DNP, Med, RN-BC, NEA-BC. Newark, New Jersey: Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS), April 2018.

2017

AM vs. PM Colonoscopy: Is it Timing or Lack of Patient Education? Jodie Bavineau, BSN, RN, CGRN; Kathy Glennon, RN, Helen Driscoll, RN, CGRN; Louise Gabor, BSN, RN; Mary Hourihan, MSN, RN, CGRN; Georgette Hurrell, BSN, RN; Judy Sacks, BSN, RN; Susan FitzMaurice, MPA, BSN, RN. Uncasville, CT: Organization of Nurse Leaders (ONL), March 2017.

Identifying Patients at Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using the STOP-BANG Questionnaire. M. Betsy Kasper, RN and Judy Shelton, RN. Norwood, MA: Organization of Nurse Leaders (ONL), September 2017.

Implementation of Plan of Care Documentation. Paula Wolski MSN, RN, CCRN and Mary Anne Barry MBA, BSN, RN. Norwood, MA: Organization of Nurse Leaders (ONL), September 2017.

Let’s Get to the Bottom of This: Reducing Hemolysis in Blood Bank Specimens for Transfusion Patients. Virginia Grace, BSN, RN,OCN; Ellen LaCivita, RN; Judy Driscoll, BSN, RN; Susan FitzMaurice, MPA, BSN, RN  Susan FitzMaurice, MPA, BSN, RN, Uncasville, CT: Organization of Nurse Leaders (ONL), March 2017.

Registered nurses perceptions of a peer review program in a community hospital. Helene Bowen Brady, DNP(c), M.Ed, RN-BC. Woburn, MA: NEONE 10th Annual Nurse Educator Symposium, March 2017. Helene Bowen Brady, CNP(c), MEd, RN-BC and Margaret Oot-Hayes, PhD, RN. Woburn, MA: New England Organization of Nurse Educators (NEONE), April 2017.

2016

A Unit within a Unit: Caring for Patients with Chemical Dependencies on a Medical Unit. Terry Roche. Woburn, MA: NEONE, April 2016; Terry Roche and Ellen O'Connor. Weston, MA: Greater Boston Chapter of AACN and Regis College, Emerging Trends Impacting Acute/Critical Care Leaders, April 2016. Terry Roche and Phyllis Cotter. Warwick, RI: Horizons, April 2016.

Back to Basics: Evidence Based Infusion Practices. Patty Hanley. Devens, MA: ONL, March 2016; Weston, MA: Greater Boston Chapter of AACN and Regis College, Emerging Trends Impacting Acute/Critical Care Leaders, April 2016; Woburn, MA: NEONE, April 2016; Warwick, RI: Horizons, April 2016; Devens, MA: ONL, March 2016.

Critical Care Nurses ‘Boning Up’ on Intraosseous Insertions. Pat Marinelli and Kristyn Shields. Devens, MA: ONL, March 2016; Ellen McCarthy. Weston, MA: Greater Boston Chapter of AACN and Regis College, Emerging Trends Impacting Acute/Critical Care Leaders, April 2016; Woburn, MA: NEONE, April 2016; Warwick, RI: Horizons, April 2016; Boston, MA: ICU Consortium, December 2016.

The Intersection of Academia and Practice: The Role of the Nurse Scientist in Promoting Evidence-Based Practice at a Community Hospital in the Greater Boston Area. Dr. Margaret Oot-Hayes and Helene Bowen Brady. Waltham, MA: ANA Massachusetts 2016 Spring Conference: Caring Across Generations, April 2016; Falmouth, MA: Saint Anselm College's 24th Annual Conference for Nurse Educators, June 2016.

Maintaining Automation During EHR Conversion. Alexandra Koffman and Ann Cooney. San Diego, CA: American College of Surgeons, NSQIP Annual Conference, July 2016.

Opportunity Knocks: Utilizing Safety Reporting Data During EHR (Epic) Implementation to Drive Improvements in Hospital Patient Safety. Christi Barney RN, MSN, Tayla Hough. Toronto, Canada: RL Palooza, June 2016.

Optimizing a Quality and Safety Program in a Community Hospital with Limited Resources. Christi Barney RN, MSN, Tayla Hough. Boston, MA: Patient Safety and Health Quality Improvement, September 2016.

Physician Meet and Greet Program. Kathleen Merrigan and Jeffrey Blackwell. San Diego CA: American College of Surgeons NSQIP Annual Conference, July 2016.

2015

A Unit within a Unit: Caring for Patients with Chemical Dependencies on a Medical Unit. Kathy Lang and Terry Roche. Las Vegas, NV: AMSN (Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses) Conference, September 2015; Terry Roche. Boston, MA: BWH Research Day, October 2015.

Back to Basics: Nurse-Led Evidence Based Infusion Practices. Annie Bosse and Sheila Derby. Boston, MA: BWH Research Day, October 2015.

The Butterfly Project. Tracy Healy, Lindsey McDermott. The Organization of Nurse Leaders of MA-RI (ONL), March 2015.

Code Blue: Reducing Fears and Improving Staff Nurse Performance. Ellen McCarthy. Weston, MA: Greater Boston Chapter of AACN and Regis College School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions, April 2015; Ellen McCarthy. Woburn, MA: NEONE 8th Annual Nurse Educator Symposium, April 2015.

Patient and Family Centered Care: Our Way. Peggy Tomasini, Ann Booker. Weston, MA: Greater Boston Chapter of AACN and Regis College School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions, April 2015.

Practice Makes Perfect Newsletter. Ellen McCarthy and Phyllis Garr. Worcester, MA: The Organization of Nurse Leaders of MA-RI (ONL), March 2015. Ellen McCarthy, Phyllis Garr, Kathy Lang, Helene Bowen Brady. Weston, MA: Greater Boston Chapter of AACN and Regis College School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions, April 2015; Ellen McCarthy, Phyllis Garr, Kathy Lang, Helene Bowen Brady. Woburn, MA: NEONE 8th Annual Nurse Educator Symposium, April 2015. Ellen McCarthy and Phyllis Garr. Las Vegas, NV: AMSN (Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses) Conference, September 2015.

Using Rapid Cycle Testing to Implement In Room Documentation. Paula Wolski, Margaret Tomassini. Waltham, MA: New England Nursing Informatics Consortium, April 2015.

2014

The Butterfly Project. Tracy Healy, Lindsey McDermott. Weston, MA: Greater Boston Chapter of AACN and Regis College School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions, Emerging Trends Impacting Acute/Critical Care Nursing Leaders Conference, April 2014; Portland, Maine: American Association of Critical Care Nurses Horizons 2014, April 2014.

Taking the Confusion Out of Transfusions. Helene Bowen-Brady, Jean Crimmins, Terry Gorey. Weston, MA: Greater Boston Chapter of AACN and Regis College School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions, Emerging Trends Impacting Acute/Critical Care Nursing Leaders Conference, April 2014; Portland, Maine: American Association of Critical Care Nurses Horizons 2014, April 2014.

Medical Library Association Consumer Health and Patient Information Section. Cara Marcus, et al. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 2014.

The Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project at the Harvard South Shore Program: 2014 Update on Bipolar Depression. Arash Ansari. 69th Society of Biological Psychiatry Annual Meeting, May 2014.

What a Shock! Anaphylaxis Rapid Recognition and Treatment.  Jane Shufro.  Las Vegas, Nevada: American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Conference, May 2014.

Integrating an Addiction Recovery Program into a General Medicine Unit. Suzelle Saint-Eloi, Barbara Peary, Kathleen Lang, Theresa Roche. Devens, MA: Organization of Nurse Leaders in MA/RI Fall Educational Meeting, September 2014.

Secrets of Successful Health Sciences Library Volunteer Programs. Cara Marcus. Rockport, ME: North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries Annual Meeting, October 2014.

2013

Poor Performance:  Best Practices for Addressing and Resolving Performance Gaps. Helene Bowen-Brady, Carole MacKenzie. Devens, MA: The Organization of Nurse Leaders of MA-RI, March 2013.

Real Time Clinical Audits as a Strategy to Improve Provider Driven Practice. Ellen McCarthy, Paula Wolski, Pat Marinelli, Patti Rabbett. Devens, MA: The Organization of Nurse Leaders of MA-RI, March 2013.

2012

Clinical Leadership Collaborative for Diversity in Nursing (CLCDN):  Leveraging Partnerships to Expand Opportunities for Minority Students. Helene Bowen-Brady, et al.  Boston, MA: American Organization of Nurse Executives Conference, March 2012.

Cardiac Monitoring Improvement: Beginning at the Bedside with an Update on Education and Electrode Placement. Philip Malleson, Jeanne Hutchins, Kathleen Codair, Noreen Connolly, Cori Loescher, Patricia Rabbett. Springfield, MA: Horizons 2012 Region 1, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, June 2012.

Does Obtaining Consent & Involving the Patient Have a Place in Hospital-Based Fall Prevention? Sharran Burney, et al. Nursing Alliance for Quality Care National Conference on Nurses' Contributions to Fostering Successful Patient Engagement, November 2012.

2011

Creating an Educational Day. Victoria Sherry, Jeanette Cote, et al.  Cherry Hill, NJ: ASPAN National Conference, May, 2011.

Past Podium Presentations

2017

GIP Hospice Program Lindsey McDermott, BSN, RN and Julie Vosit-Stellar, DNP, FNP, AOC Boston, MA: Partners Symposium. 2nd  Annual Partners Health System Quality, Safety and Value Symposium. March 2017.

The Intersection of Academia and Practice: The Role of the Nurse Scientist in Promoting Evidence-Based Practice at a Community Hospital in the Greater Boston Area. Helene Bowen Brady, CNP(c), MEd, RN-BC and Margaret Oot-Hayes, PhD, RN. Woburn, MA: New England Organization of Nurse Educators (NEONE), April 2017.

2016

A Unit within a Unit: Caring for Patients with Chemical Dependencies on a Medical Unit. Terry Roche. Warwick, RI: Horizons, April 2016.

Critical Care Nurses ‘Boning Up’ on Intraosseous Insertions. Pat Marinelli and Kristyn Shields. Devens, MA: ONL, March 2016; Ellen McCarthy. Warwick, RI: Horizons, April 2016.

Opportunity Knocks: Utilizing Safety Reporting data during EHR (Epic) implementation to drive improvements in Hospital Patient Safety. Christi Barney, MSN, RN and Tayla Hough, BS. Toronto, Canada: RL Palooza, June 2016.

Optimizing a Quality and Safety Program in a Community Hospital with Limited Resources. Christi Barney, MSN, RN and Tayla Hough, BS. Boston, MA: Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Improvement Conference, September 2016.

Striving for High Reliability. Christi Barney, MSN, RN. Burlington, MA: High Reliability Healthcare: The Path to Zero Harm, Mass Hospital Association, December 2016.

2014

Taking the Confusion Out of Transfusions. Helene Bowen-Brady. Weston, MA: Greater Boston Chapter of AACN and Regis College School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions, Emerging Trends Impacting Acute/Critical Care Nursing Leaders Conference, April 2014; Portland, Maine: American Association of Critical Care Nurses Horizons 2014, April 2014.

What a Shock! Anaphylaxis Rapid Recognition and Treatment.  Jane Shufro.  Las Vegas, Nevada: American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Conference, May 2014.

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