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Nursing Accomplishments - January to December 2011

Conference Presentations
April 2011
"Role of the Sexual Assault Nurse" presented by Jeanne Casino, at Westmoreland County Community College.

May 2011
"Balancing Quality and Cost - Order Set Boot Camp" presented by Denise Addis and Beth Neil.

June 2011
"Educating the Educators in Simulation: Getting Started" presented by Deborah Medley, at the Faculty Development Workshop - Advanced Simulation: Simulation Educators Tell Their Stories, University of Pittsburgh.

July 2011
"Colleague to Colleague - An Educational Strategy for Teaching Interprofessional Communication" and "Integrating an Evidence-Based Practice Model for Screening and Brief Intervention into the Nursing Curriculum: The Results of an Academic-Community Partnership" co-presenter Helen Burns, at the Sigma Theta Tau 22nd International Research Congress/World Academy of Nursing Science.

October 2011
"Frontline Nurse Leaders, Safety Climate and Care Outcomes" co-presenter Helen Burns, at the International Nursing Research Administration Conference.

"Using Standardized Colleagues to Develop Interprofessional Communication Skills" co-presenter Helen Burns, at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting.

Poster Presentations
February 2011
"Nurse Leaders and Safety Climate: A Relational Perspective" co-presenter Helen Burns, at the Sigma Theta Tau Regional Conference.

"Using High-Fidelity Simulation as a Teaching Strategy with Baby Boomers Returning to the RN Workforce," Helen Burns, co-author, Journal for Nurses in Staff Development. November/December 2011.

"A Relational Leadership Perspective on Unit Level Safety Climate,"
Helen Burns, co-author, Journal of Nursing Administration. December 2011.

"Ask the Ostomy Nurse,"
Marlene Muchoney, The Phoenix - the quarterly National/International Ostomy Magazine. Since 1987. (Each issue of The Phoenix ostomy magazine features ostomy questions and answers from board certified nurse Marlene Muchoney, and board certified colorectal surgeon Dr. Janice Rafferty.)

Cameos of Caring
The Cameos of Caring Program was created to honor exceptional bedside nurses and is well deserved recognition for their commitment and dedication to the delivery of quality health care.
    2014 honorees:
   Nicole Albert, RN, Frick Hospital PCU
   Debbie Wilson, RN, CCRN, Latrobe Hospital ICU
   Maureen Cutrell, BSN, RN, Westmoreland Hospital ICU
   Matthew Klimchock, BSN, RN, Excela Health Home Care and Hospice



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