2014 Paper Presentations

Friday October 31, 2014
11am-12:30pm

FIM (601)
IRF Medical Necessity Vs. SNF Admission; Making It More About Nursing Resources Than Therapy Allocation When Defending A Rehabilitation Level Of Care Requirement
Darlene D'Altorio-Jones, PT MBA-HCM

FIM (601)
Elimination Of Bowel And Bladder Scoring Errors
Mary Kalmanovitch, RN CRRN MSN

FIM (601)
Utilizing Cognitive FIM Scores To Predict The Best Strategies For Fall Reduction In High Risk Rehabilitation Patients
Chanda Oceguera, BSN MBA RN CRRN

FIM (601)
Rehabilitation Nursing - A Key Player In Demonstrating Medical Necessity
Jane Snecinski, FACHE; Debra Gitter, RN CRRN

Behavior Management (602)
T.O.P Approach To Behavior Management
Laleh Jamshidi-Azad, RN CRRN

Behavior Management (602)
Taking The "Sit" Out Of "Sitters" Using Productive Constant Visual Observation: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Kerry Davis, BSN RN CRRN CBIS

Behavior Management (602)
Development Of An Algorithm For Patients With Dementia: Application Of Rehabilitation Principles In The Emergency Room Setting
Gail Sims, MSN RN CRRN

Creating Cohesive Teams (603)
Interdisciplinary Communication Utilizing A Team Approach To Patient Care In A Rehabilitation Setting
Joseph Catalano, RN CRRN

Creating Cohesive Teams (603)
Demonstrate Research Based Strategies To Enhance The Effectiveness Interdisciplinary Team
Donald D. Kautz, RN PhD CRRN CNE ACNS-BC

Creating Cohesive Teams (603)
Benefits Of Transitioning From A Multi-Disciplinary Rehabilitation Team To An Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Team
Joyce Marasco, MSN RN CRRN

Managing the Needs of the Medically Complex Patient (604)
Advocating For Patient Safety: One Size Tracheostomy Does Not Fit All Children
Susan Fowler, PhD RN CNRN FAHA

Managing the Needs of the Medically Complex Patient (604)
Respiratory Risk Assessment Guiding Interventions
Barbara Merges, MHSA BSN RN CRRN

Managing the Needs of the Medically Complex Patient (604)
Decreasing Hospital Readmissions: Rapid Response Teams In Rehab
Nancy Nathenson, RRT RYT

Managing the Needs of the Medically Complex Patient (604)
The Mock Code Experience: Novice To Expert Training For Improved Patient Outcomes
Bonnie Tillman, BSN RN CRRN

Friday October 31, 2014
3:15-4:15pm

Management (701)
Preparing For CARF Accreditation In Brain Injury Specialty Program
Margarite Wordell, RN CRRN

Management (701)
Moving Into The 21st Century: Electronic Medical Record Transforms Rehabilitation Services
Felisha Alderson, MSN RN CRRN

Management (701)
Imagining The Future: Nurse-Tech Teams Bring Financial Strength
Felisha Alderson, MSN RN CRRN

Quality of Care (702)
If You Dream It You Can Do It: Bundled Approach To Prevention Of Hospital Associated Infections
Elaine Flynn, MSN RN CRRN CIC

Quality of Care (702)
Integrating Best Practices In The Prevention Of Healthcare-Associated Infections: Clostridium Difficile In The Rehabilitation Setting
Mary Macasaet, CRRN

Quality of Care (702)
Increasing Nursing Specific Patient Satisfaction Scores In The Rehabilitation Hospital Setting
Chanda Oceguera, RN BSN MBA-HCM CRRN

21st Century: The Future is Now (703)
How We Reduced Our Patient Handling Injuries From 61 In 2008 To 10 In 2013
Susan Haseloff, RN CRRN

21st Century: The Future is Now (703)
Research And Evidence-Based Practice: A Story About A 17th Century King And 21st Century Rehabilitation Nursing Practice
Linda Pierce, PhD RN CNS CRRN FAHA FAAN

21st Century: The Future is Now (703)
Neuroplasticity, Motor Learning, And Its Application In Rehabilitation And Robotics
Frank Hyland, PT; Lorillie Soleta, RN CRRN

The Changing Culture of Skin Care (704)
Intact Skin Begins From Within
Felisha Alderson, MSN RN CRRN

The Changing Culture of Skin Care (704)
Journey To Becoming The First Rehabilitation Hospital In The Nation To Receive The Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification In Wound Care
Sarah Lohman, MSN RN NEA-BC

The Changing Culture of Skin Care (704)
Moving Beyond Barriers: Building A Culture Of Patient Safety And Excellence Using Satir's Model (Psychodynamic Approach)
Marietta Mauhay, RN BSN CRRN MSM; Heather Raygoza, RN BSN CWOCN

Saturday November 1, 2014
7am-8:30am

Rehab Beyond the Walls of the Rehab Center (801)
Imagination Sparks A Journey To Exceed Rehab Quality Metrics
Susan Chase, MSN RN CRRN

Rehab Beyond the Walls of the Rehab Center (801)
“Bridging The Gap Between Skill And Knowledge”: A Rehab HHA Training And Education Program In Homecare
Tyke Crawford, RN BSN CRRN

Rehab Beyond the Walls of the Rehab Center (801)
Women's Rehabilitation Experiences Following Breast Cancer Surgery
Beverly Reigle, PhD RN

Pain and SCI (802)
Neuropathic Pain In SCI: Coping With The Monster From Within
Deborah Almauhy, JD PhD RN CRRN

Pain and SCI (802)
Medical Marijuana: Is There A Place For It In A Rehabilitation Program?
Diane Redmond, CRRN

Pain and SCI (802)
Falls And Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Injury And Falls
Elizabeth Yetzer, MA MSN CRRN

Practical Approach to Falls Prevention (803)
Reducing Falls From The Top Down And The Bottom Up
Susan Brindisi, Ed MS MA CHES CRRN

Practical Approach to Falls Prevention (803)
Night Shift Patient Safety Coach: A Unique Kessler Experience
Lizette Balin, BSN CRRN

Practical Approach to Falls Prevention (803)
Practical Strategies To Keep Restraints Out Of Your Unit
Donald D. Kautz, RN PhD CRRN CNE ACNS-BC

Practical Approach to Falls Prevention (803)
It Takes A Village- Rancho’s Interdisciplinary Fall Prevention Program
Anita Muller, BSN CRRN; Remy Chu, MHA OTR/L

Education Strategies for Success (804)
The Impact Of Interdisciplinary Patient Education Program For Congestive Heart Failure Patients
Daryl Blewett, BSN RN CRRN

Education Strategies for Success (804)
Diabetes Education Class
Angela Hathaway, BSN RN CRRN; Mary Drummond, RN BSN

Education Strategies for Success (804)
Rehabilitation Nurses Providing Culturally Competent Care For The Hispanic Patient
Sally Gutierrez, MSN RN CRRN

Education Strategies for Success (804)
The Wonderful World Of The Bedside Shift Report
Amy Skapek, MSN CRRN

Education Strategies for Success (804)
Preparing Patients And Families For The Future: Rehabilitation Orientation
Donna Williams, MSN RN CRRN

Saturday November 1, 2014
10am-11:30am

Case Studies in Behavior Management (901)
The Use Of The Agitated Behavior Scale To Evaluate The Effectiveness Of Nursing Interventions With Brain Injured Patients
Martin Diorio, PhD

Case Studies in Behavior Management (901)
One Team's Approach To A "Brain On Fire"
Lisa Pinder, BSN RN CRRN

Case Studies in Behavior Management (901)
Bedtime Stories: Managing Paranoia In Anoxic Brain Injury
James Schwark, MSN MDiv CRRN

Trauma and PTSD (902)
From Crisis Comes Opportunity: Caring For Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors
Christopher Carter, Psy.D.; Suzzette Chiong-Oglesby, MSN RN CRRN

Trauma and PTSD (902)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: How Rehab Nurses Can Help
Donald D. Kautz, RN PhD CRRN CNE ACNS-BC

Trauma and PTSD (902)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Rehab Nurse Care Coordination Model: An Evidence-Based Veteran Centered Interdisciplinary Approach
Tricia Strombom, MSN

The Science of Predicting and Preventing Falls (903)
Falls And Prevention Of Falls: Meanings According To Rehabilitation Nurses
Amy Bok, MSN CRRN

The Science of Predicting and Preventing Falls (903)
Predicting Fall Risk In Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
Jamie D'Ausilio, RN MSN CRRN

Innovative Stroke Care (904)
Admission Screening For Obstructive Sleep Apnea During Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation: A New Standard Of Care: A Case Report
Kathryn Garren, BSN MAED RN CRRN; William Doss, MD

Innovative Stroke Care (904)
Using Patient Activation To Transition Patients From Hospital To Home
Mary McLaughlin Davis, DNP MSN APRN ACNS-BC CCM

Innovative Stroke Care (904)
Holistic Care For The Stroke Survivor And Caregiver
Nancy Nathenson, RRT RYT

Innovative Stroke Care (904)
Implementing A Comprehensive Fall Program For The Stroke Patient In The Rehabilitation Setting
Linda Weatherly, RN MHA CRRN