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“Catalyzing Research in Nursing Practice”

5th Annual Penn Medicine Nursing Research Conference

Smilow Center for Translational Research, Rubenstein Auditorium

December 5th - 6th, 2016

Peer-Reviewed Poster Presentations

The Aftermath of Violence: The Lived Experience Phenomena of Assault in Nursing

Kathleen A. Clark, PhD, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC

Pennsylvania Hospital


Decisional Involvement and Professional Practice: Relation and Outcomes

Carolyn L. Davidson, PhD, RN, CCRN, APRN, CPHQ; Cathy Schwartz, MS, RN; Debra Peter, MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN, Kim S. Hitchings, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; John W. Nelson, PhD, MSN, RN

Lehigh Valley Health Network, Elsevier Clinical Solutions, & Healthcare Environment


Demographic Characteristics of Critical versus Non-Critical PCI STEMI Patients in a Rural Acute Care Hospital

Michele Zucconi, MSN, RN, CCRN; Shannon Bay-St. Pierre, RN; Andrew Zinn, MD; Kendell Blair, MD; Andrew Mehalick, DO

Inspira Health Network & The Heart House


The Effect of Coloring Therapy on the Anxiety Level of Medical-Surgical Nurses and Supportive Staff During Their Shift

Patricia Maguire, MA, RN, BSN, CMSRN; Ann Coughlan, RN, BSN, CMSRN; Jessie Reich, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CMSRN; Deborah Drayton, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC; Hannah Lacko, MA, CSSBB; Linda Hatfield, PhD, NNP-BC

Pennsylvania Hospital


An Exploration of Charge Nurse Decision-Making Related to the Nurse Patient Assignment on Adult Inpatient Medical Surgical Inpatient Units

Colin M. Plover, MSN/MPH, MSN; Julie Sochalski, PhD, RN, FAAN

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania & University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


Exploring Patient Experiences, Expectations and Satisfaction with Point of Care Electronic Documentation

Athena L. Fernandes, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN-BC

Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital


Factors Influencing the Adoption of a Cycled Lighting Guideline in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Mixed Methods Study Using the Theoretical Domains Framework

Jennifer R. Day, PhD, RN; Karen Frank, DNP, RNC-NIC, APRN-CNS; Kathleen Martin, BSN, MSEd, RN; Elizabeth Scala

The Johns Hopkins Hospital & Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing


From Hospital to Home: Aiding in Patient Transitions through Education for Obese Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Christina R. Whitehouse, PhD, AGPCNP-BC, CDE; David A. Horowitz, MD

Penn Care at Home & Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


“I Have People Who Care for Me”: The Role of the Black Family in Cancer Clinical Trials

Teresa S. Waite, MS, RN, JD

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


Impact of a Multidisciplinary Preoperative Total Joint Replacement Education Seminar on Patient Outcomes and Satisfaction

Ashley R. Garton, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CMSRN; Roseanne M. Racano, MSN, RN, CMSRN; Kay Fogg, BSN, RN, CRNI

Inspira Health Network


Investigation of Treatment Options for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Shannon Hittle, RN, BSN, CPN; Sharon Kirby, MSN, RNC-NIC

Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital


Is Less More? Pediatric Intractable Migraine and Botox Treatment

Tara A. Pezzuto, APRN; Liya Beyderman, MD; Diane Chugani, PhD; Li Xie



Nurses’ Perception of the Preventability of Patient Falls

Christina M. Martin, MSN, RN, NE-BC; Amanda B. Shrout, MSN, RN, CNS, CEN; Charlene Haley, MSN, RN, CMS, CCRN

Lancaster General Health & Sinai Hospital


Nurses’ Perceptions of Human Trafficking Victims in an Urban Emergency Department: A Qualitative Study

Elizabeth M. Long, BSN, RN; Elizabeth B. Dowdell, RN, PhD, FAAN

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania & Villanova University


The Role Transition Characteristics of New Registered Nurses: A Study of Work Environment Influences and Individual Traits

Martin S. Manno, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC

Kennedy Health


Seriously Injured Urban Black Mens’ Perceptions of Clinical Research Participation

Marta M. Bruce, BA, BSN, MS, RN; Connie M. Ulrich, PhD, RN, FAAN; Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD; Therese S. Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, & Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania


Symptom Occurrence, Severity, and Quality of Life During Cancer Treatments

Jaimol S. Sreedhar, PhD, RN, OCN

Lankenau Medical Center, Widener University School of Nursing


Transformational Leadership: Dual Perceptions

Suzanne M. Henrick, MSN, MPH, RN, CCRN, NE-BC; Betty P. Brennan, EdD, MSN, RN, CEN, CNML; Cheryl A. Monturo, PhD, MBE, ACNP-BC

Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital & West Chester University

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