UPMC St. Margaret 16th Annual Clinical Research Forum | May 21, 2021

Pittsburgh, PA US
May 21, 2021

The UPMC St. Margaret 16th Annual Clinical Research Forum - Health for All: Addressing Population Needs with Evidence and Research will be held at UPMC St. Margaret James A. Ferrante, MD Conference Center on May 21, 2021.  It will also be presented virtually via Microsoft Teams.  This conference highlights nursing research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement projects.

Target Audience

This conference is open to all healthcare providers interested in learning about current clinical nursing research and a variety of evidence-based and quality improvement projects.

Learning Objectives

The learner will be able to able to:

  • Describe ways to improve clinical outcomes, patient safety, and the patient experience based on current evidence and research
  • Identify methods of improving the employee experience and nursing work environment
  • Explain the importance of using evidence-based practice and research in clinical process improvements
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/08/2021
Course expires: 
05/31/2021
Event starts: 
05/21/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/21/2021 - 4:00pm

8:00 AM

Welcome, Introduction, and Conference Overview

Jennifer Parrotte, MSN, RN
Rebecca Brown MSN, MBA, RN, CCRN
Anna Spirk, BSN, RN, CMSRN

8:30 AM

Keynote Presentation: The Intersection of Research and Public Policy in Nursing

Bethany Hall-Long, MSN, PhD, RNC, FAAN

9:30 AM

Prolonged Postoperative Opioid Use in Patients with Serious Mental Illness

Elizabeth Nilsen, BSN, RN

9:50 AM

7 Day Follow Up Appointment Creation to Decrease Readmissions

Erika Cej, RN, CMSRN
Shannon Rozyczka, RN, CMSRN
Jill Tatangelo, MSN, RN

10:10 AM

Break

 

10:25 AM

Using Haptic Technology to Modify Biomechanical Behavior in a Clinical Environment

William Gille, MS

10:45 AM

Implementation of the Maternal Fetal Triage Index (MFTI) Tool to Improve Patient Care

Kasey McCollough, DNP, CIMI
Emily Snider, MSN, RN

11:05 AM

More than a Hero: A Tribute to Nurses

 

11:20 AM

Decreasing Urine Contamination in the Emergency Department

Shelley Frinsco, BSN, RN

11:40 AM

That Cardiac Thing: Combining Didactic Learning with Online Education Modules

Kristen Killian, DNP, BS, RN

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

12:45 PM

Empowering Nurses Through an Innovative Competency Assessment Model

Catherine Green, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Kendallyn White, MSN, RN, CMSRN

1:05 PM

Mindfulness Mediation’s Impact on Hospital Nurses’ Job Satisfaction, Quality of Life, and Perceptions of Stress

Amy Davis, DNP, RN, CMSRN

1:25 PM

Preventing Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPI) by Using a Tiered Protocol in Children Receiving ECMO in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Tracy Ann Pasek, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN, CIMI

1:45 PM

A Journey Into Safe Discharge Planning To Reduce 7-Day Patient Readmissions

Jessica Carter, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Lisa Leonzio, MSN, RN

2:05 PM

Break

 

2:20 PM

Research in Action

 

2:35 PM

Improving the ED Stroke Process

Jon Leo, MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-C

2:55 PM

My Nursing Residency: Changes for Success

Jennifer Hicks, MSN, RN, CEN

3:15 PM

Poster Review

  1. Cardiac Course: Increasing Knowledge and Self-Efficacy of Nurses
  2. Creation of an Opioid Stewardship Committee (OSC) to Focus on Patient Safety During the Opioid Pandemic
  3. Initiating Inpatient Chemotherapy in the Outpatient Setting

 


Zachary Perpetua, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNL

Katherine McConnell, MSN, RN, ONC

Allison Nichi, BSN, RN, CCRN

3:40 PM

Questions, Evaluation, and Closing Remarks

Kendallyn White, MSN, RN, CMSRN

4:00 PM

Adjournment

 

UPMC St. Margaret
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
United States

Rebecca Brown, MSN, MBA, RN, CCRN
Capacity Management Clinician
UPMC St. Margaret

Jessica Carter, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Quality Manager
UPMC St. Margaret

Erika Cej, RN, CMSRN
Clinician Fellow
UPMC Passavant

Amy Davis, DNP, RN, CMSRN
Advanced Clinical Education Specialist
UPMC St. Margaret

Shelley Frinsco, BSN, RN
Senior Professional Staff Nurse
UPMC St. Margaret

William Gille, MS
Program Manager, Musculoskeletal Health Management
UPMC Health Plan

Catherine Green, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Advanced Clinical Education Specialist
UPMC St. Margaret

Bethany Hall-Long, MSN, PhD, RNC, FAAN
Lieutenant Governor
State of Delaware

Jennifer Hicks, MSN, RN, CEN
Advanced Clinical Education Specialist
UPMC St. Margaret

Kristen Killian, DNP, BS, RN
Advanced Clinical Education Specialist
UPMC St. Margaret

Jon Leo, MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-C
Senior Professional Staff Nurse Master’s
UPMC Passavant
 

Lisa Leonzio, MSN, RN
Unit Director
UPMC St. Margaret

Kasey McCollough, DNP, CIMI
Programmatic Nurse Specialist
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Katherine McConnell, MSN, RN, ONC
Quality Nurse Coordinator
UPMC Passavant

Allison Nichi, BSN, RN, CCRN
Senior Professional Staff Nurse II
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Elizabeth Nilsen, BSN, RN
Professional Staff Nurse
UPMC St. Margaret

Tracy Ann Pasek, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN, CIMI
 Systems Analyst
Clinical Nurse Specialist
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Jennifer Parrotte, MSN, RN
Director of Organizational Development, Nursing Education, and Research
Magnet Program Director
UPMC St. Margaret

  Zachary Perpetua, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNL
Clinical Education Specialist
UPMC Passavant

Shannon Rozyczka, RN, CMSRN
Unit Director
UPMC Passavant

Emily Snider, MSN, RN
Unit Director
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Anna Spirk, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Senior Professional Staff Nurse II
UPMC St. Margaret

Jill Tatangelo, MSN, RN
Quality Nurse Coordinator
UPMC Passavant

Judith Tinelli, MSN, RN, ONC, CRRN, CNL
Professional Development Clinician
UPMC St. Margaret

Kendallyn White, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Advanced Clinical Education Specialist
UPMC St. Margaret

 

 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is approved for the following credit: ANCC.  Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.75 contact hours.

Available Credit

  • 6.75 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.75 Attendance
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