Our nursing team represented Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at several recent conferences, all of which were held virtually this year:
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) REACH: Oct. 22–22
At this virtual conference, several hospital clinicians presented research:
- Poster: “Saving Lives, One Simulation at a Time”
Pam Pfeifer MS, clinical nurse educator
Ellen Jo Suerth, RN, clinical nurse educator
- Poster: “Comparing Efficacy of Patient Positioning Devices in Able-Bodied and Tetraplegic Subjects”
Katherine Earnest, RN, nursing manger, Spinal Cord Innovation Center
Sam Zoellick, RN, 22nd Floor
- Oral Presentation: “Overcoming Challenges: Interdisciplinary Teamwork for the Complex International Patient”
Tonya Pipolo, RN, clinical nurse leader, 25th Floor
- Oral Presentation: “Community Transitions: Implementing a Patient-Centered Education Model in Acute Rehabilitation”
Laura Morris, RN, education program manager, Henry B. Betts LIFE Center
Elizabeth Wojciechowski, education program manager, LIFE Center
Lisa Rosen, manager, Henry B. Betts LIFE Center
In addition, former employee Rosemarie King, PhD, RN, FAAN, received the ARN Distinguished Service Award for her role in mentoring clinical nurses and nurse researchers.
Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Convention (AMSN): Oct. 22–25
Jennifer Gasieski, RN, 20th Floor, and Rachel Quillin, RN, 20th Floor, presented their poster, “Interventions for Early Status Change.” This was the first time that nurses from our organization have presented at this conference.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet: Oct. 7–8
Five nurses gathered on the 12th Floor to attend this virtual conference: Elizabeth Cairns, RN, 19th Floor, Nerve, Muscle + Bone; Michael Frigo, RN, Flex Staff; Autumn McElfresh-Sutton, RN, 25th Floor; Kathy Stevens, RN, PhD, director, Nursing Education and Staff Development; and Karen Colby, RN, chief nursing officer and vice president.
Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP): Sep. 12–13
Katherine Earnest and Sam Zoellick also presented their poster — “Comparing Efficacy of Patient Positioning Devices in Able-Bodied and Tetraplegic Subjects” — at this virtual conference in September.