Nursing Presentations

 

2018 Nursing Presentations

Chafin, D. (2018, April). Reducing medication errors with harm.

Poster session presented at the Nursing Consortium of South Florida Educational Conference Davie, FL.

Duque, C. R., & Miranda, S. (2018, May). Streamlining care between pediatric surgery and pediatric Hematology/Oncology- case presentation. Paper presented at the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association 27 Annual Scientific Conference Palm Desert, CA.

Hidalgo, I. (2018, April). Children's spiritual coping and its effects on children's grief, personal growth, and mental health 2-24 months after the death of a parent, grandparent, or sibling. Poster session presented at the Nursing Consortium of South Florida Educational Conference Davie, FL.

Klareich, J., Bandin, B., Lima-Keller, N., Whitely, S., & Hernandez, L. (2018, April). Short, sweet, teach, and repeat: A competency-based skills fair. Paper presented at the 8th Annual South Region FNA Symposium and Awards Ceremony Hallandale Beach, FL.

Olen, M. (2018, February). Drugs that palliate and drugs that exacerbate patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac Arrest in the Young. Miami, FL.

Reyes-Miranda, C. (2018, October). Acute hypoxic hepatitis in patient with parson's syndrome. Poster session will present at the NASPGHAN Meeting Hollywood, FL.

Roche, R. (2018). Children's fear 2-13 months after sibling NICU/PICU/ED death. Poster session presented at the South Region Florida Nurse Association Hollywood, FL.

Roche, R. (2018, April). Children's fear 2-13 months after sibling NICU/PICU/ED death. Poster session presented at the Nursing Consortium of South Florida Educational Conference Davie, FL.

Tahmooressi, J. (2018, April). A pediatric urgent care length of stay predictability model based on correlating physician and nurse team staffing. Paper presented at the 8th Annual South Region FNA Symposium and Awards Ceremony Hallandale Beach, FL.

Tahmooressi, J. (2018, April). Convenient sick evaluation and treatment by advanced practice nurses via telehealth. Outcomes from a 3-month pilot program. Paper presented at the Nursing Consortium of South Florida Educational Conference Davie, FL.

Veras, D. (2018, April). A sub-waiting room solution to a length of stay problem at a busy urgent care center. Paper presented at the 8th Annual South Region FNA Symposium and Awards Ceremony Hallandale Beach, FL.

Whalen, R. (2018, April). Coming together: Multicenter collaboration to identify relevant measurements of nursing practice in congenital heart disease: A nurse-led approach. Poster session presented at the 8th Annual South Region FNA Symposium and Awards Ceremony Hallandale Beach, FL.

Whalen, R. (2018, April). Coming together: Multicenter collaboration to identify relevant measurements of nursing practice in congenital heart disease: A nurse-led approach. Poster session presented at the Nursing Consortium of South Florida Educational Conference Davie, FL.

Zampieri, X. (2018, March). Reducing pressure injuries in the PICU. Paper presented at the ANA 2018 Quality and Innovation Conference Orlando, FL.

2017 Nursing Presentations

Angel, L., Vidaechea, M., Whalen, R., & Colebrook-Thomas, C. (2017, May).  Effectiveness of the developmental care plan tool on improving cardiac care team communication. Poster session presented at the AACN 2017 NTI Conference Houston, TX.

Bandin, A., Klareich, J., Lima-Keller, N., Whitely, S., & Hernandez, L. (2017, April).  Short, sweet, teach and repeat:  A competency-based skills fair. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Global Nursing Education Conference Las Vegas, NV.

Bragg, J. (2017, October).  Integrating mental health care with pediatric palliative care-the pivotal role of the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. Poster session presented at the APNA 31st Annual Conference Phoenix, AZ.

Dean, P. (2017, March). Work smarter with your smartphone-epilepsy education and self-management in the digital age. Paper presented at the American Academy of Neuroscience Nurses Annual Meeting Boston, MA.

Dean, P. (2017, July). How to advocate for your medically complicated child. Paper presented at the Brain Recovery Project Orlando, FL.

De La Camara, S., Bandin, A., & Hernandez, L. (2017, April).  Let’s improve medication communication using teach-Back and key information. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Global Nursing Education Conference Las Vegas, NV.

Diaz, D. (2017, October).  How to "level" the playing field: A severity leveling guide for pediatric urgent care centers. Poster session presented at the 2017 Society for Pediatric Urgent Care Conference Seattle, WA.

Flor, T., Hughes, E., Perdomo, M., Gonzalez, M., Diaz-Barbosa, M., Miranda, L. F., & Llanos, A. R. (2017, October).  Improving ETT re-taping to sustain low rate of unplanned extubations. Paper presented at the Vermont Oxford Network 2017 Annual Quality Congress Chicago, IL.

Fornaris, S., Hernandez, L., & Mellon, C. (2017, February). Reinventing the wheel: Nurse residency restructuring. Paper presented at the 2017 SFONE Leadership Conference: Tailoring Leadership to Engage Today’s Workforce.

Garlesky, C. (2017, September).  Is your tank empty, half-empty or full? The journey of compassion fatigue. Paper presented at the ASPMN 27th National Conference Phoenix, AZ.

Gonzalez, J. (2017). The journey from service and satisfaction to patient experience. Paper presented at the Press Ganey Executive Leadership Summit West Palm Beach, FL.

Hidalgo, I. (2017, June).  The effects of Children’s spiritual coping after parent, grandparent or sibling death on Children’s grief, personal growth, and mental health. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Global Nursing Education Conference Las Vegas, NV.

Jones, A., Thomas, D., & Castillo, J. (2017).  Preventing Tomorrow’s CLABSI’s today. Paper presented at the 2017 SFONE Leadership Conference: Tailoring Leadership to Engage Today’s Workforce.

Mundy, S. L. (2017, April).  SPN: A bright future for pediatric care. Poster session presented at the Quality Improvement track at the Society of Pediatric Nurses 27th Annual Conference West Palm Beach, FL.

Mundy, S. L. (2017, October).  Optimization of operations: A playbook for standardization of operations across multiple locations. Poster session presented at the 2017 Society for Pediatric Urgent Care Conference, Seattle, WA.

Olen, M. (2017, January). Pharmacological management for the patient at risk for sudden cardiac death. Sports Cardiology & Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Anaheim, CA.

Olen, M. (2017, May). Asymptomatic WPW: to ablate or not ablate. Paper presented at the PACES, Advancing the field Orlando, FL.

Pasaron, R., & Cassidy, B (2017). Abdominal pain in the adolescent female. Paper presented at the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association 36 Annual Scientific Conference Hollywood, FL.

Pasaron, R., & Cassidy, B. (2017). Abdominal pain in the adolescent female. Paper presented at the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 38 Annual Conference and Exhibition Denver, CO.

Ricci, D., & Gomez, D. (2017, March).  The comfort CamPAIN: An innovative approach to the improvement of pain management. Poster session presented at the 2017 South Region FNA 7th Annual Symposium and Awards Ceremony Hollywood, FL.

Ricci, D., & Gomez, D. (2017, November).  All hands on EDward: Integrating a skills laboratory within a pediatric emergency department. Poster session presented at the 34th International Nurse Education & Nurse Specialist Conference New Orleans, LA.

Roldan, I., Riorda, V., & Bandin, A. (2017, February).  Just a call light away: Patient satisfaction. Paper presented at the 2017 SFONE Leadership Conference: Tailoring Leadership to Engage Today’s Workforce

Scippio, R. (2017, October).  Being where the children are: Medication dispensing at the bedside. Poster session presented at the 2017 Society for Pediatric Urgent Care Conference Seattle, WA.

Sinclair, K. (2017, October).  Measure this: A multi-faceted urgent care nursing quality monitoring program. Poster session presented at the 2017 Society for Pediatric Urgent Care Conference Seattle, WA.

Swain, S., & Troncoso-Munoz, S. (2017).  Bad to the bone. Poster session presented at the 4th Annual Pediatric Trauma Society Scientific Meeting Charleston, SC.

Swain, S., & Troncoso-Munoz, S. (2017, November).  Bad to the bone. Poster session presented at the 8th Annual Trauma Quality Improvement Program Scientific Meeting Chicago, IL.

Tahmooressi, J. (2017, October).  A pediatric urgent care length of stay predictability model based on correlating physician and nurse team staffing. Poster session presented at the Society for Pediatric Urgent Care Conference Seattle, WA.

Terrell, E., Harrah, C., Leviyeva, S., Tahmooressi, J., & Bolanos, A. (2017, March).  A virtual school based convenient care program for children across the educational continuum. Poster session presented at the 2017 South Region FNA 7th Annual Symposium and Awards Ceremony Hollywood, FL.

Townsend, P., Gonzalez, J., & Rimblas, L. (2017, November).  Navigating the course from diagnosis to survivorship: The implementation of the nurse navigator role in a pediatric oncology cancer center. Poster session presented at the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators® (AONN+) Eighth Annual Navigation and Survivorship Conference Orlando, FL.

Weber, C., Tena, F., & Perdomo, M. (2017, February).  Applying transformational leadership components to improve employee engagement and nursing satisfaction scores in a multi-generational diverse workforce in a neonatal intensive care unit. Paper presented at the 2017 SFONE Leadership Conference: Tailoring Leadership to Engage Today’s Workforce.

Whalen, R., Diaz, J., & Ramirez, M. (2017, March).  4Cs for comfort: A novel program for transitioning cardiac medical surgical nurses to an acuity adaptable care model. Poster session presented at the 2017 South Region FNA 7th Annual Symposium and Awards Ceremony Hollywood, FL.

Whalen, R., Diaz, J., & Ramirez, M. (2017, May).  4Cs for comfort: "cute adaption" to adaptable acuity. Poster session presented at the AACN 2017 NTI Conference Houston, TX.

2016 Nursing Presentations

Bandin, A., & et al. (2016).  Pain killers: Creating effective communication among registered nurses to increase compliance of pain documentation and improving quality care outcomes. Poster session presented at the 26Th Annual Society of Pediatric Nurses Conference Minneapolis, MN.

Bonet, A. (2016).  Hands on success, an AORN-based protocol for surgical nursing orientation that improves nurse retention. Poster session presented at the Nursing Consortium of South Florida Conference Miami, FL.

Burke, M., & Taylor-Amador, S. (2016).  Evaluation of a pediatric nutrition screening tool. Poster session presented at the Oncology Nutrition Symposium Glendale, Arizona.

Burke, M., & Taylor-Amador, S. (2016).  Lessons learned: Challenges of the EMR. Poster session presented at the COG Annual Conference Atlanta, GA.

Coakley, S. (2016).  Pediatric critical care nephrology. Poster session presented at the 43Rd Miami Pediatric Nephrology Seminar and Renal Pathology Course Miami Beach, FL.

Fils, B. J., & Terrell, E. (2016).  Telehealth: An innovative, convenient and affordable care model. Poster session presented at the Technology & Nursing:  Enhancing High Touch through High Tech Nursing Consortium Education Conference Davie, FL.

Metellus, G., & Fornaris, S. (2016).  Triple “A”: adoption, adaptation, and acceptance of an outcomes-driven acuity system. Poster session presented at the Technology & Nursing:  Enhancing High Touch through High Tech Nursing Consortium Education Conference Davie, FL.

Olen, M. (February, 2016). Pre-Sports Participation Screening. Wolff Parkinson White and Other causes of Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young. Paper presented at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Inaugural National Symposium Miami, FL.

Olen, M. (2016, September). Nursing education in the patient with dysrhythmia’s and pacemakers. Paper presented at the 49th annual Southeast Pediatric Cardiovascular Society Conference Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Roche, R. (2016). New advances in cystic fibrosis. Paper presented at the Raising the Bar: Pediatric Nursing above Par Miami, FL.

Roldan, I., Ayala, C., Colina, A., & Del Rio, D. (2016).  Making I.T. snappy: Vital signs integration into EMR. Paper presented at the Technology & Nursing:  Enhancing High Touch through High Tech Nursing Consortium Education Conference David, FL.

Townsend, P., & Fritz, R. (2016).  Engagement strategies fuels oncology staff's commitment. Poster session presented at the APHON 40th Annual Conference & Exhibit Indianapolis, IN.

Townsend, P., Gonzalez, J., & Rimblas, L. (2016).  Navigating the course and leading change: An oncology nurse navigator. Poster session presented at the APHON 40th Annual Conference & Exhibit. Indianapolis, IN.

Vila, E., & Hernandez, L. M. (2016).  Let’s tablet I.T. tablet technology at the point of care. Poster session presented at the Technology & Nursing:  Enhancing High Touch through High Tech Nursing Consortium Education Conference Davie, FL.

2015 Nursing Presentations

Dean, P. (2015, March & April,). Development of an educational program to enhance patient safety in the epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU).  Paper presented at the 47th AANN Annual Educational Meeting, Enlighten Engage Empower Nashville, TN.

Duque, C., & Gooding, C. (2015, April). Laughing at histrelin implants: Use of nitrous oxide for procedural sedation. Paper presented at the 24th Annual APSNA Scientific Conference. Pediatric Surgical Nursing: A Team Approach across the Continuum of Care Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Geiger, K., & Glassner, A. (2015, April). Multicultural care of a pediatric surgical patient receiving HIPEC surgery.  Paper presented at the 24th Annual APSNA Scientific Conference. Pediatric Surgical Nursing: A Team Approach across the Continuum of Care Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Hernandez, L., Cordo, J., Gonzalez, I., Sosa, L., Roldan, I., & Ortega, E. (2015, September). Keeping it REEL easy:  an academic partnership. Poster session presented at the FNA Membership Assembly St. Augustine, FL.

Hill-Rodriguez, D., & Torres, D. (2015, April). Preventing fall events in the pediatric surgical patient. Paper presented at the 24th Annual APSNA Scientific Conference. Pediatric Surgical Nursing: A Team Approach across the Continuum of Care Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Olen, M. (2015, May). Common Pediatric Arrhythmias and treatment. Paper presented at the Contemporary Forums.

Pasaron, R. (2015, April). The handoff baton –Teams, communication and the plan-do-check-act (PDCA) model. Paper presented at the 24th Annual APSNA Scientific Conference. Pediatric Surgical Nursing: A Team Approach across the Continuum of Care Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Pasaron, R. (2015, March). Clinical round up: Acute care hot topics. Paper presented at the NAPNAP 36th Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care Las Vegas, NV.

Ramos, C., Swain, S., & Troncoso, S. (2015, November). Challenges in the design and implementation of venous thromboembolism risk assessment and prophylaxis in a pediatric trauma center. Paper presented at the Annual Trauma Quality Improvement Program Scientific Meeting Nashville, TN.

Ramos, C., Swain, S., & Troncoso, S. (2015, November). The risk of under-triaging impalement bicycle handle bar injuries in children. Poster session presented at the Pediatric Trauma Society Annual Meeting Phoenix, AZ.

Roche, R. (2015, February). Death of a brother or sister: Siblings' perception of their health, treatments and associated health care costs. Poster session presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society Tampa, FL.

Roldan, I., Bandin, A., Riorda, V., & Vimonsut, E. (2015, September). Go green with asthma. Poster session presented at the FNA Membership Assembly St. Augustine, FL.

Roldan, I., Hernandez, L., Bandin, A., Lopez-Magua, N., Riorda, V., & Vimonsut, E. (2015, April). Pain “Killers:” creating effective communication among nurses to increase compliance of pain documentation and improve quality outcomes. Poster session presented at the Society of Pediatric Nurses 26th Annual Conference, SPN: The True North for Pediatric Nurses Minneapolis, MN.

Roldan, I., Hernandez, L., Bandin, A., Lopez-Magua, N., Riorda, V., & Vimonsut, E. (2015, September). Pain “Killers:” creating effective communication among nurses to increase compliance of pain documentation and improve quality outcomes. Poster session presented at the FNA Membership Assembly St. Augustin, FL.

Tablante, M. (2015, September). Nurse practitioners transforming pediatric cardiac care. Paper presented at the Nursing Consortium of South Florida, Inc.: Expanding Nursing Roles to Enhance the Quality and Excellence of Care Delivery Davie, FL.

Tavio, P., Ricketts, K., Soto, M., Ruiz, A., & Kim, L. (2015, September). Wash on, wash off: The standardization of pre-surgical chlorhexedine baths in a pediatric hospital. Poster session presented at the FNA Membership Assembly St. Augustine, FL.

Tena, F., & Ferreyra, G. (2015, September). Implementation of a safety bundle and education for health care providers and parents in the NICU increases compliance of safe sleep practices at home. Paper presented at the 15th National Neonatal Nurses Conference Orlando, FL.

Torres, D., & Hill-Rodriguez, D. (2015, September). Preventing fall events in the pediatric surgical patient. Poster session presented at the FNA Membership Assembly St. Augustine, FL.

Vila, E. (2015, September). Decreasing heartache utilizing a cardiac nurse navigator. Paper presented at the FNA Membership Assembly St. Augustine, FL.

Vimonsut, E., Roldan, I., & Ayala, C. (2015, April). Go green with asthma: using an electronic health record to maximize compliance of discharge education. Paper presented at the Society of Pediatric Nurses 25th Annual Conference Anaheim, CA.

Whalen, R. (2015, May). An overview of congenital heart disease. Paper presented at the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Neonatal & Pediatric Excellence Conference Fort Myers, FL.

Whalen, R. (2015, May). Congenital heart disease in the 21st century: Treatment of common defects and comprehensive approaches to nursing care. Paper presented at the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Neonatal & Pediatric Excellence Conference Fort Myers, FL.

2014 Nursing Presentations

Bogart, B. (2014, February). Help us give great injections efficiently & safely (H.U.G.G.I.E.S). Paper presented at the Lamba Chi Chapter Sigma Theta Tae International "Scholarship Revisited: Transforming Nursing Education, Practice & Research" Davie, FL.

Duque, C. R. & Burke, M. (2014, May). Electronic Medical Record Implementation for Pediatric Surgery Patients: PEDS to the Rescue. Paper presented at the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA) 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting Phoenix, AZ.

Garcia, C. (2014, December). Intraventricular hemorrhage management. Paper presented at the AANS Pediatric Section Meeting- AAP Seminar Amelia Island, FL.

Gonzalez, J. (2014, October). Humpty dumpty falls: Preventing falls, enhancing safety. Nursing Innovation and evidence in reducing pediatric falls across the globe. Paper presented at the Nursing Consortium of South Florida, Inc. Davie, FL.

Gonzalez, J. (2014, October). Fostering a community of magnet: Collaboration in developing and supporting a culture of nursing excellence. Paper presented at the 2014 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Conference Dallas, TX.

Hernandez, L. (2014, October). Keeping it REEL easy: An Academic Partnership. Paper presented at the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Conference Dallas, TX

Hill-Rodriguez, D., Cordo, J.A., & Hernandez, L. (2014, October). Defining a pediatric fall. Paper presented at the 2014 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Conference Dallas, TX.

Infante, Z. (2014, March & April). OR Optimization. Paper presented at the 2014 AORN's OR Executive Summit Chicago, IL.

Morgan, L. (2014, May). An evidence based initiative to reduce CAUTI in the PICU. Paper presented at the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition Denver, CO.

Nieves, J. (2014, September). Transition to adult congenital heart care – Resources. Paper presented at the Southeast Pediatric Cardiovascular Society, Annual Meeting. Duke University Durham, NC.

Nieves, J. (2014, February). Total anomalous pulmonary venous return –Post-operative care and outcomes. Paper presented at the Cardiology 2014 – 17th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J. (2014, February). Truncus arteriosus –Post-operative care and outcomes. Paper presented at the Cardiology 2014 – 17th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J. (2014, February). Coumadin. Paper presented at the Cardiology 2014 – 17th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J. (2014, February). Lifelong care -adult congenital heart disease. Lessons learned case study. Paper presented at the Cardiology 2014 – 17th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease Orlando, FL.

Perez, I. (2014, March). Committed to the Beat: Nurses Involvement in the Community to Prevent Athlete Sudden Cardiac Death. Paper presented at the 2014 ANCC Board Certification Nursing Conference Rockville, MD.

Roche, R. (2014, February). Children’s health after the death of a sibling: Parent report vs. child self-report. Paper presented at the Southern Nurses Research Society San Antonio, TX.

Schimel, F. (2014, October). Clinical nurses implement evidence based withdrawal scale to bring an organization's professional practice model alive. Paper presented at the 2014 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Conference Dallas, TX.

Stroetz, A. (2014, December). Traumatic brain injury- Guidelines for treatment. Paper presented at the AANS Pediatric Section Meeting- AAP Seminar Amelia Island, FL.

Tahmooressi, J. & Mundy. S. (2014, October). Defying the distance barrier to the magnetic field: A nursing shared leadership model for engagement. Paper presented at the 2014 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Conference Dallas, TX.

Tahmooressi, J., Mundy, S., & Perez, I. (2014, April). Committed to the Beat: Nurses Involvement in the Community to Prevent Athlete Sudden Cardiac Death. Paper presented at the 4th Annual South Region Florida Nurse Association Symposium Davie, FL.

Trujillo, A. & Tena, F. (2014, April). Preventing Unplanned Extubations in the NICU using a Multidisciplinary Team Approach. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Conference Tampa, FL.

2013 Nursing Presentations

Angel, L. F.  (2013, November). Home care of the pediatric patient after open heart surgery. Paper presented at the IX International Course on PediatricLima, Peru.

Angel, L. F.  (2013, November). Innovations in the medication administration for children with CHD. Paper presented at the IX International Course on PediatricLima, Peru.

Angel, L. F.  (2013, November). Post-cardiac cath care in the pediatric population. Paper presented at the IX International Course on PediatricLima, Peru.

Angel, L. F.  (2013, November). Post-op care of the neonatal patient with congenital heart disease. Paper presented at the IX International Course on Pediatric. Lima, Peru.

Hernandez, L.  (2013, November). Giving VACC: A joint faculty's creative approach to teaching and learning. Paper presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Honor Society of Nursing 42nd Biennial Convention Indianapolis, Indiana.

Nieves, J. (2013, February). The nurse as expert for transition of the adolescent to adult congenital heart care. Paper presented at the World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Cape Town, South Africa.

Roche, R. (2013, March). Physical activity in latina women. Poster session presented at the Southern Nurses Research Society Little Rock, Arkansas.

Tena, F., & Ortega, E. (2013, March). New approach to management of intravenous infiltration in neonatal patients. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Miami Teaching Institute at Jungle Island Miami, FL.

Woolley, M., & Valencia, A. (2013, April). Utilizing LEAN quality tools to facilitate evidence based pediatric urgent care intake protocols. Paper presented at the FNA South Region 3rd Annual Awards and Scholarship Symposium Davie, FL.

2012 Nursing Presentations

Alkhoury, F., Burnweit, C. Knight, C., Stylianos, S., Diana, J., Pasaron, R., Mora, J., Aserlind, A., & Malvezzi, L. (2012). Prospective comparison of non-narcotic versus narcotic out-patient oral analgesic use after laparoscopic appendectomy and early discharge. Paper presented at the American Pediatric Surgical Association Annual Scientific Meeting San Antonio, TX

Blouin, W. (2012, May). IG Therapy, Patient Basics. Poster session presented at the Immune Deficiency Foundation, Patient Education Meeting. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Blouin, W. (2012, March). Practical Applications of Immune Replacement Therapy. Poster session presented at the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, & Immunology, Annual Meeting Orlando, FL.

Blouin, W. (2012, March). Nursing Pro/Con: Clinical Considerations of Immune Replacement: IVIG vs. SCIG: Does One Therapy Fit All?, Poster session presented at the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, & Immunology, Annual Meeting Orlando, FL.

Blouin, W. & Sedlak, D. (2012, October). IDF Nurse Advisory Committee; “Standards of Care for Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy.” Poster session presented at the European Society for Immunodeficiencies/International Nursing Group for Immunodeficiencies/International Patient Organization for Primary Immunodeficiencies (ESID, INGID, IPOPI) Biennial Conference Florence, Italy.

Blouin, W., & Sedlak, D. (2012, March). IDF Nurse Advisory Committee; “Standards of Care for Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy.” Poster session presented at the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, & Immunology, Annual Meeting Orlando, FL.

Diana-Zerpa, J., & Pasaron, R. (2012). Hot topic! Pediatric Surgical Pearls and Pitfalls. Paper presented at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses 59th Congress New Orleans, LA.

Diana-Zerpa, J., & Pasaron, R. (2012). Tubes ‘R Us: A Primer. Paper presented at the Pediatric Grand Rounds Miami Children's Hospital Miami, FL.

Duff, C.M., Blouin, W., & Sedlak, D. (2012, August). IDF Nurse Advisory Committee; “Development of Standards of Care for Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy. Poster session presented at the Immunoglobulin Nursing Society, Annual Meeting Orlando, FL.

Fischman, C. & Mouttet, C. (2012, February). Cardiac ICU Staff Perception on Improving Patient Safety Through the Use of Checklists. Paper presented at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Pediatric Cardiology Conference Orlando, FL.

Garlesky, C. A. (2012, September). Parental and Staff Perceptions of Nurse Controlled Analgesia (NCA).  Paper presented at the American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) at 22nd National Conference.

Gonzalez, I., & Ortega, E. (2012, October). Reducing BSI: Making Every Step Count. Paper presented at the Nursing 30th Anniversary Research Symposium. Florida International University Miami, FL.

Hill-Rodriguez, D. (2012, August). Best Practices to Reduce Pediatric Falls.  Paper presented at the Connecticut Hospital Association- Preventing Patient Falls in the Acute Setting Wallingford, CT.

Hill-Rodriguez, D. (2012, September). Preventing Inpatient Pediatric Falls. Paper presented at the UHC Safety Intelligence (Patient Safety Net®), Fall Prevention Web Conference Chicago, IL.

Morgan, L., McRay, C., Caceras, C., Salani, D., & Sardinas-Lago, N. (2012, October). An Evidenced Based Initiative to Reduce CAUTI in the PICU. Paper presented at the Nursing 30th Anniversary Research Symposium. Florida International University Miami, FL.

Nieves, J. (2012, December). Interstage Monitoring- Single Ventricle Care Nursing Session.  Poster session presented at the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society 9th International Conference Miami, FL.

Nieves J.G. (2012, September). The Journey Home: Discharge Teaching for Low Risk Patients to Complex, Single-Ventricle Neonates.  Paper presented at the Contemporary Forums -Pediatric Critical Care Nursing – Cardiovascular Nursing Pre-Conference Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J.G. (2012, September). The single ventricle: pathophysiology and implications for managements. Paper presented at the Contemporary Forums -Pediatric Critical Care Nursing – Cardiovascular Nursing Pre-Conference Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J.G. (2012, September).  PULMONARY HYPERTENSION:  Nursing Care Goals and Surviving a “Crisis”. Paper presented at the Contemporary Forums -Pediatric Critical Care Nursing – Cardiovascular Nursing Pre-Conference Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J. (2012, February). Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return -Postoperative care and Outcomes. Paper presented at the Cardiology 2012 - 16th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J. (2012, February). Single Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease: The Neonate - Discharge Planning and Home Monitoring. Paper presented at the Cardiology 2012 - 16th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J. (2012, February). Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: "Obstaculos y Exitos en Formar Programas de Monitoreo en el Hogar. Paper presented at the Cardiology 2012 - 16th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J. (2012, February). The Fragile Neonate after Hospital Discharge: The JCCHD Collaborative. Paper presented at the Cardiology 2012 - 16th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease Orlando, FL.

Ortega, E. (2012, October). Making Every Step Count: Reducing Catheter Associated Blood Stream Infections. Paper presented at the Get Connected, Lead the Way: The Power of Neonatal Care. National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) Annual Educational Conference Palm Spring, CA.

Olsen, H. (2012, April). Neonatal End-tidal CO2 Monitoring for Transport. Poster session presented at the Baptist 7th Annual Research Conference. Miami, FL.

Pasaron, R. (2012). Tubes ‘R Us. The Cutting Edge of Pediatrics. Paper presented at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC.

Pasaron, R. (2012). Nurse Practitioner Job Satisfaction: Looking for Successful Outcomes. Paper presented at the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Annual Scientific Meeting San Antonio, TX.

Pelligra, A.R. (2012, September). Camp Superstar. Paper presented at the Florida Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Fall Symposium.

Salvaggio, J., Moullet, C., Gonzalez, I., & Rusinowski, L. (2012, February).  Care of Intracardiac Lines in Pediatric Heart Surgery: An Evidence Based Practice Project. Paper presented at the The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Pediatric Cardiology Conference Orlando, FL.

Tena, F., & Ortega, E. (2012, October).  New Approach to Management of Intravenous Infiltration in Neonatal Patients. Paper presented at the Get Connected, Lead the Way: The Power of Neonatal Care. National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) Annual Educational Conference Palm Spring, CA.

Wood, M. L. (2012, September). Preparing for Success for EHR Implementation. Paper presented at the South Florida Organization of Nurse Executives Annual Leadership Conference Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Wood, M. L. (2012, October). Keys to Success in Achieving Clinical Transformation. Paper presented at the Cerner Healthcare Conference Kansas City, MO.

Wood, M.L. (2012, September). Promise and Perils of Health Reform impacting Children’s Health. Paper presented at the Philippine Nurses Association Educational Conference University of Miami Hospital. Miami, FL.

2011 Nursing Presentations

Bogart, B., Campbell, J., Lopez, C., Smith, L., & Viaud, B. (2011, April). Reduction of Procedural Pain in Children. Poster session presented at the 6th Annual Baptist Health South Florida Research Conference Miami, FL.

Bogart, B., Smith, L., Campbell, J., Lopez, C. & Viaud, B. (2011, March & April). Reduction of procedural pain in children.  Poster session presented at the 2011 Society for Pediatric Nursing (SPN) Annual Convention Las Vegas, NV.

Bogart, B., Campbell, J., Lopez, C., Smith, L., & Viaud, B. (2011, April). Reduction of Procedural Pain in Children. Poster session presented at the 6th Annual Baptist Health South Florida Research Conference Miami, FL.

Caballero, K. (2011, March & April). IV Infiltrations…Prevention is Paramount. Poster session presented at the 2011 Society for Pediatric Nursing Annual Convention Las Vegas, NV.

Delgado, M., & Gavallas, A. (2011, October). How to Save a Precious Human Commodity – Blood. Paper presented at the 2011 National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institution’s (NACHRI) Leadership Conference in Bellevue, WA.

Egues, K., & Snyder, N. (2011, April). Revision of Oral Care Policy Using Evidence Based Practice. Poster session presented at the 6th Annual Baptist Health South Florida Research Conference Miami, FL.

Gonzalez, M. & Wood, B. (2011, October). Implementing Lean to Reduce Unplanned Extubations in the ICUs. Paper presented at the 2011 National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institution’s (NACHRI) Leadership Conference in Bellevue, WA.

Gavallas, A. & Makhija, A. (2011, October). Maintaining “Lean Vitals” as the Program Matures. Paper presented at the 2011 National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institution’s (NACHRI) Leadership Conference in Bellevue, WA.

Hill-Rodriguez, D. (2011, October). Falling into Place: Leveraging GetWell Town to Support Falls Prevention Initiatives. Paper presented at the NACHRI Annual Leadership Conference Bellevue, WA.

Hill-Rodriguez, D., & Buckley, H.J. (2011, March & April). Increasing the percentage: Creative strategies in advancing pediatric national certification. Poster session presented at the 2011 Society for Pediatric Nursing Annual Convention Las Vegas, NV.

Lue, A. (2011, October). What! Vascular Access Pain Free. Paper presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Association for Vascular Access San Jose, CA.

Messmer, P.R., Jamerson, P. A., Graf, E.R., & Hill-Rodriguez, D. (2011, January). A multi-site pediatric fall study. Paper presented at the 5th Annual National Data Base of Nurse Quality Indicators(r) (NDNQI[r]) Data Use Conference, "Heating Up Quality," Miami, FL.

Morales, S. (2011, May).  Emergency Department: Pediatric Surgical Emergencies. Poster session presented at the 20th Annual American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Scientific Meeting Palm Desert, CA.

Nieves, J. (2011, February).  Truncus Arteriosus, Newborn Post-operative Nursing Care. Poster session presented at the Cardiology 2011 - 15th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, A Holistic Approach-Bringing Interdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice to the Patient. Scottsdale, AZ.

Nieves, J. (2011, February).  Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection, Newborn Post-operative Nursing Care. Poster session presented at the Cardiology 2011 - 15th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, A Holistic Approach-Bringing Interdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice to the Patient. Scottsdale, AZ.

Nieves, J. (2011, February).  Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection, Newborn Post-operative Nursing Care. Poster session presented at the Cardiology 2011 - 15th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, A Holistic Approach-Bringing Interdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice to the Patient. Scottsdale, AZ.

Nieves, J. (2011, February).  Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome- A Nightmare Nursing Case Study. Poster session presented at the Cardiology 2011 - 15th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, A Holistic Approach-Bringing Interdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice to the Patient. Scottsdale, AZ.

Nieves, J. (2011, February).  Implementation of a high-risk congenital clinic in a mixed private/academic environment. Poster session presented at the Cardiology 2011 - 15th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, A Holistic Approach-Bringing Interdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice to the Patient. Scottsdale, AZ.

Nieves, J. (2011, February).  The adolescent with Congenital Heart Disease: Tools for promoting lifelong care. Poster session presented at the Cardiology 2011 - 15th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, A Holistic Approach-Bringing Interdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice to the Patient. Scottsdale, AZ.

Nieves, J.G. (2011, February). Single Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease: The Neonate - Discharge Planning and Home Monitoring. Paper presented at the Cardiology 2012 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Orlando, Florida.

Nieves. J.G. (2011, February). Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome:  Obstáculos y Exitos en Formar  Programas de Monitoreo en el Hogar.  Paper presented at the Cardiology 2012 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Orlando, Florida.

Nieves, J.G. (2011, February) Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return -Postoperartove care and Outcomes. Paper presented at the Cardiology 2012 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Orlando, Florida.

Nieves, J.G. (2011, February). The Fragile Neonate after Hospital Discharge:  The JCCHD Collaborative. Paper presented at the Cardiology 2012 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Orlando, Florida.

Nieves, J. (2011, November). The Process of Change & Teach-ack MethodJoint Collaborative for Congenital Heart Improvement. Paper presented at the Society of Pediatric Cardiovascular Nurses meeting. Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J. (2011, October). Controversies in Pediatric Heart Diseases. Paper presented at the Nursing Session: Preventing Adverse Events New York, NY.

Olen, M. (2011, October). Nursing at the Helm of Research for Quality Practice. Poster session presented at the Nursing and Health Research Collaborative of South Florida's 5th Annual Conference.

Pelligra,A. R. (2011, September). Specialty Clinics: A Key to Communication. Paper presented at the Florida Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Fall Symposium

Snyder, N., Norris, J., Burke, M. (2011, September). Implementing a Hand Hygiene tool on a pediatric hematology oncology unit. Paper presented at the National APHON conference Anaheim, CA.

Salani, D. (2011, April & May). Ready, Set, Go….Oncological Emergencies in Critical Care Paper presented at the AACN National Teaching Institute Chicago, IL.

Scheflow, A., Garcia, D., & Ernst, M. (2011, April & May). Calling Nurse MacGuyver…You’re Needed in Haiti. Paper presented at the AACN National Teaching Institute Chicago, IL.

Tablante, M. (2011, October). Does Point of Care Testing Impact Patient Outcome?. Paper presented at the 2011 National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institution’s (NACHRI) Leadership Conference in Bellevue, WA.

Whyte, J., Jones, A., Arias, A., Latorre, A., Yuhico, M., Tellez, G., Monzon, V., & Ernst, M. (2011, March & April). Decreasing stress in parents of children hospitalized in the cardiac intensive care unit. Poster session presented at the Society for Pediatric Nursing (SPN) Annual Convention Las Vegas, NV.

Wood, B., (2011, May). Positive changes: Preventing catheter blood stream infections using Lean methodology.  Poster session presented at the 13th Annual National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) Patient Safety Congress National Harbor, MD.

2010 Nursing Presentations

Burke, M., & Sotto, I. (2010, September). Home medication administration tools for documentation. Poster session presented at the Children’s Oncology Group Annual Meeting Dallas, TX.

Dean, P. (2010, November). Challenges for the child and family. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Conference Miami Beach, FL.

Dean, P. (2010, December). Paving the way to epilepsy specialty in nursing certification. Paper presented at the American Epilepsy Society Annual San Antonio, TX.

Diana-Zerpa, J. (2010, March). Hirshsprung’s Disease. Paper presented at the American PeriOperative Nurses Association (AORN) Annual Congress Denver, CO.

Diana-Zerpa, J. (2010, October). Caring:  A Model for Nursing Practice.  It is a nice talk about Jean Watson’s caring theory and putting it to practice. Paper presented at the Cutting Edge Conference Chapel Hill, NC.

Gonzalez, J. (2010, October). Partnerships in Disaster Relief: Lessons Learned from Tragedy and Triumph. Paper presented at the 42nd NACHRI Annual Leadership Conference Minneapolis, MN.

Hernandez, Y., Dyer, J.G., & Kendroza, S. (2010, October). Reducing seclusions at emergency PRN medications through Collaborative Problem Solving in an inpatient children and adolescent psychiatric unit: Phase 1 - Implementation of the intervention. Paper presented at the 4th Annual South Florida Research Consortium Conference Miami, FL.

Hernandez, L.M. (2010, October).  Giving VACC: A joint faculty's creative approach to teaching and learning. Paper presented at the 4th Annual South Florida Research Consortium Conference Miami, FL.

Hill-Rodriguez, D. (2010, July). Clinical Evidence in Practice: The Humpty Dumpty Falls Risk Assessment Tool for Pediatrics. Paper presented at the 2010 Army Clinical Outcomes Program Conference San Antonio, TX.

Hill-Rodriguez, D. & CHCA Colleagues. (2010, July). A Closer Look at Pediatric Falls. Paper presented at the 21st International Research Congress, Global Diversity through Research, Education and Evidence-Based Practice, Sigma Theta Tau International Orlando, FL.

Lopez-Fernandez, L., Leblanc, C., Gonzalez, I., Hill-Rodriguez, D., Burke, M., Ortega, E., Roberts, K., & Whyte, J. (2010, September). The effect of heparin dosing on the occlusion rates of children with central lines. Paper presented at the SFONE Best in Class Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Lopez-Fernandez, L., Leblanc, C., Gonzalez, I., Hill-Rodriguez, D., Burke, M., Ortega, E., Roberts, K., & Whyte, J. (2010, October). The effect of heparin dosing on the occlusion rates of children with central lines. Paper presented at the 4th Annual South Florida Research Consortium Conference Miami, FL.

Nieves, J. (2010, December). Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in the Postoperative Patient. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Miami Beach, FL.

Nieves, J., Elixson, E., Staveski, S., Strawn, J., Smith, C., Wang, Y., King, E., & Uzark, K. Stress and uncertainty as perceived by parents of infants discharged following the Norwood Operation.  Paper presented at the Oral presentation accepted at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions Chicago, IL.

Ortega, E. & Gonzalez, I. (2010, February). Bugs be gone: Reducing catheter associated blood stream infections. Paper presented at the Annual Florida Magnet Nursing Research Conference: Research at the Point of Care Naples, FL.

Ortega, E. & Gonzalez, M. (2010, February). Hyperbilirubinemia: Eliminating the incidence of kernicterus. Paper presented at the Annual Florida Magnet Nursing Research Conference: Research at the Point of Care Naples, FL.

Pasaron, R. (2010, May). Netiquette--Professional Communication: What Ms. Manners Didn't Teach Us! Paper presented at the 19th Annual American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Scientific Meeting Orlando, FL.

Pasaron, R. (2010, May). APSNA promotes magnetism: The Miami-Puerto Rico partnership integration experience. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Orlando, FL.

Salvaggio, J., Torres, M., Rusinowski, L., Tyler, C., Gonzalez, I., Tablante, M., Burke, R., Hannan, R., Dine, A. & Tirotta, C. (2010, October). Improving pain control in pediatric cardiac surgery: Adding continuous local anesthetic infusion. Paper presented at the 4th Annual South Florida Research Consortium Conference Miami, FL.

Salvaggio, J., Torres, M., Rusinowski, L., Tyler, C., Gonzalez, I., Tablante, M., Burke, R., Hannan, R., Dine, A., & Tirotta, C. (2010, October). Improving pain control in pediatric cardiac surgery: Adding continuous local anesthetic infusion. Paper presented at the 4th Annual South Florida Research Consortium Conference Miami, FL.

Sanchez, N., Soto, M., Cunill-De Sautu, B., Mestre, M., & Rodriguez, A. (2010, February). Applying LEAN initiatives to inpatient rounds to improve the discharge process. Paper presented at the Annual Florida Magnet Nursing Research Conference: Research at the Point of Care Naples, FL.

Stylianos, S., Velis, E., Triana, J., Diana-Zerpa, J., Pasaron, R., Stylianos, V., Malvezzi, L., Knight, C., & Burnwell, C. (2010, July). Treatment of suspected acute perforated appendicitis with antibiotics and interval appendectomy. Paper presented at the British Association of Pediatric Surgeons Conference Aberdeen, Scotland.

Tahmooressi, J., Mayers, R., Villa, H., & Sinclair, K. (2010, February). Applying LEAN methodology in ambulatory care to improve patient satisfaction and departmental efficiency. Paper presented at the Annual Florida Magnet Nursing Research Conference: Research at the Point of Care Naples, FL.

Whyte, J., Jones, A., Arias, A., Latorre, A., Yuhico, M., Tellez, G., Monzon, V., & Ernst, M. (2010, April). Decreasing stress in parents of children hospitalized in the cardiac intensive care unit. Poster session presented at the 2011 Society for Pediatric Nursing (SPN) Annual Convention Las Vegas, NV.

Wood, M.L., Gonzalez, J., & Domina, C., (2010, October). Resource Management (CRM) in Driving an Error-free Culture. Paper presented at the 42nd NACHRI Annual Leadership Conference Minneapolis, MN.

2009 Nursing Presentations

Bowen, J., Quattrocchi, J. & Burke, M. (2009, September). Implementing the Pediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) on a Pediatric Oncology Unit. Poster presented at the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse's 33rd Annual Conference and Exhibit Orlando, FL.

Burke, M. (2009, September). Innovations in Chemotherapy Education: Resources for Staff Nurses. Poster presented at the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse's 33rd Annual Conference and Exhibit, Orlando, FL.

Del-Favero, D. & Burke, M. (2009, September). Successful Mentorship of the 'My Space' Generation Nurses. Poster session presented at the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse's 33rd Annual Conference and Exhibit Orlando, FL.

Dyer, J. (2009, February). Research Committees Functions and Outcomes. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Magnet Conference: Research at the Point of Care Orlando, FL.

Ernst, M., Emerick, D., Sarno, S., Rojas, S., & Dyer, J. (2009, February). Reducing Cumulative Trauma: Nursing Interventions to Decrease Cardiac Morbidity. Paper presented at Cardiology 2009 Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Garlesky, C. (2009, September). A Review of Abdominal Wall Pain Syndrome in One Pediatric Hospital. Poster session presented at the American Society for Pain Management Nursing Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Gonzalez, J. (2009, March). Patient/Family Directed Care drives Key National Patient Safety Initiative: Squeaky Clean. Poster presented at the National Institute for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) Grapevine, TX.

Gonzalez, J. (2009, June). Nurse staffing: Critical link to patient and staff outcomes. Paper presented at the Florida Hospital Association ICAN Leadership Meeting Orlando, FL.

Gonzalez, J., & Martin, K. (2009, August). Children and Families Direct Care by Getting Squeaky Clean.  Paper presented at the 4th International Conference of Family and Patient Centered Care Philadelphia, PA.

Gonzalez, J. (2009, November). CNO Panel: Leading in turbulent economic times: Lessons learned by chief nursing officers. Panel discussant at Florida Organization of Nurse Executives Annual Meeting, Clearwater, FL.

Hill-Rodriguez, D. (2009, February). Utilization of national Databases as Drivers for Shared Governance Initiatives: A Pediatric Evidence Based Practice Perspective. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Florida Magnet Conference: Research at the Point of Care Orlando, FL.

Mora, D. (2009, March). Impact of a Web-Based Education Program on Parents/Guardians Understanding and Comfort Level of Their Child's Surgical Procedure. Paper presented at the 56th Annual Congress of the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) Chicago, IL.

Nieves, J. (2009, February). Safely Transitioning the FRAGILE NEONATE to a Home Environment by Utilizing a Focused Neonatal Outpatient Clinic. Paper presented at Cardiology 2009 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Paradise Island Nassau, Bahamas.

Nieves, J. (2009, February). Management and Diagnosis of Life Threatening Pulmonary Hypertension in the Pediatric Post-Operative Cardiac Surgery Patient.  Paper presented at Cardiology 2009 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas.

Nieves, J. (2009, September). History of Congenital Heart Disease. Paper presented at the Southeast Pediatric Cardiology, New Orleans, LA.

Nieves, J. (2009, September). Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Pediatric Facilities.  Paper presented at the Southeast Pediatric Cardiology New Orleans, LA.

Pasaron, R. (2009, May). Esophageal Motility Disorders: Nursing Implications and Quality of Life.  Poster session presented at the 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association San Juan, PR.

Salani, D. (2009, November). Oncologic emergencies: Conditions that bring Children with Cancer to the Intensive Care Setting. Paper presented at the 25th Annual Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Conference, Nashville, TN.

Salani, D. (2009, November).Therapeutic advances in sickle cell disease in children. Paper presented at the 25th Annual Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Conference, Nashville, TN.

Scheflow, A., Casablanca, A., & Dyer, J. (2009, October). A Small Group Changes the Practice of Many: Spreading the Word on Evidence-Based Practice. Paper presented at the ANCC National Magnet Conference: Inspiring Innovations, Achieving Outcomes Louisville, KY.

Tahmooressi, J. (2009, April). Vision to Reality- Achieving Zero Medication Errors. Poster presented at the Society for Pediatric Nursing Annual Conference Atlanta, GA.

Wood, M.L. (2009, May). Rapid Response Teams and Pediatric Early Warning Systems. Paper presented at the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives Conference on Evidence Based Innovations in Patient and Staff Safety Gainesville, FL.

2008 Nursing Presentations

Del Favero, D., Bueno, P., Pritchard, B. Smith, J., Williams, D., Pontious, S. (2008, February). A Witch Doctor Remedy: Does Research Confirm Citronella As A Mosquito Deterrent?  Paper presented at the 5th Annual Florida Magnet Nursing Research Conference: Research at the point of care Clearwater Beach, FL.

Del Favero, D., Bueno, P., Pritchard, B. Smith, J., Williams, D., Pontious, S. (2008, February). A Witch Doctor Remedy: Does Research Confirm Citronella As A Mosquito Deterrent? Paper presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society Birmingham, AL.

Garlesky, C. (2008, February). Is Pain Assessment Part of the A – I Pneumonic? Paper presented at the 15th Annual Trauma Conference Hollywood, FL.

Garlesky, C. (2008, March). Neonates and Pain: And the Evidence Says...  Paper presented at the South Florida Neonatal Network Miami, FL.

Gonzalez, J, Korom, N., Bledsoe, D., Stoverock, L. (2008). Successful Nurse Retention Strategies: Panel Discussion. Paper presented at the Child Health Corporation of America Meeting Denver, CO.

Hill-Rodriguez, D.  (2008, January). Pathways to Research at the Bedside: Exemplars of Research Translation into Practice and Evidence-Based Quality Improvement at Magnet Hospitals. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Florida Magnet Nursing Research Conference: Research at the point of care Clearwater Beach, FL.

Nylander-Housholder, L. (2008, March). Updates in Pediatric Head Trauma.  Paper presented at the MTI (Miami Teaching Institute) Miami, FL.

Roach, C. (2008, May). Sedation for echocardiography in two-four year old children. Poster session presented at the Pediatric Procedural Sedation outside the Operating Room Savannah, GA.

Roach, C. (2008, May). Sedation for echocardiography in two-four year old children. Poster session presented at the American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses National Conference Grapevine, TX.

2007 Nursing Presentations

Diana, J. (2007, November). Passing Gas: Nitrous Oxide Analgesia for Minor Outpatient Procedures.  Paper presented at the Pediatric Grand Rounds of the University of Illinois Peoria, IL.

Diana, J. (2007, October). Delayed Dressing Changes in Small Partial Thickness Burns in Children.  Paper presented at the South Florida Consortium for Healthcare Professionals, First Annual Research Day Miami, FL.

Diana, J. (2007, October). Delayed Dressing Changes in Small Partial Thickness Burns in Children.  Paper presented at the STTI 18th International Research Congress Vienna, Austria.

Diana, J. (2007, October). The Interval Appendectomy:  Why We Hesitate to Operate.  The Cutting Edge of Pediatrics. Paper presented at the UNC Chapel Hill, NC.

Ward-Presson, K., Sapnas, K. & Gonzalez, J. (2007, May). Disaster nursing service management: Collaboration in an unlikely partnership. Paper presented at the International Congress of Nurses Yokohama, Japan.

Gonzalez, J. (2007, April). Strategic Plan for Staffing, Productivity & Patient Flow. Paper presented at the CNO Meeting of Child Health Corporation of America, Los Angeles, CA.

Gonzalez, J. (2007, April). Patient Safety & Nursing Research: Making the Connection. Paper presented at the Mountain Area Health Education Center & Sigma Theta Tau Asheville, NC.

Diana, J. (2007, October).  Delayed Dressing Changes in Small Partial Thickness Burns in Pediatrics:  A Trans disciplinary Approach. Paper presented at the STTI 18th International Research Congress Vienna, Austria.

Diana, J. (2007, October). Passing Gas: Nitrous Oxide Analgesia for Minor Outpatient Procedures. Paper presented at the Pediatric Grand Rounds of University of Illinois Peoria. IL.

Diana, J. (2007, October). The Interval Appendectomy:  Why We Hesitate to Operate. Paper presented at the Cutting Edge of Pediatrics of UNC Chapel Hill, NC.

Diana, J., & Morales, S. (2007). The Tortoise and the Hare: A Fable for Novice to Expert Role Development. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Orlando, FL.

Gonzalez, J. (2007, April). Strategic plan for staffing, productivity & patient flow. Paper presented at the Child Health Corporation of America CNO Meeting Los Angeles, CA.

Gonzalez, J. (2007, April). Patient Safety & Nursing Research: Making the Connection. Paper presented at the Mountain Area Health Education Center & Sigma Theta Tau Asheville, NC.

Gonzalez, I. & Trueba, C. (2007). Blended Learning Recipe for Exceptional Critical Thinking Skills. Paper presented at the ICN Conference Yokohoma, Japan.

Hill-Rodriguez, D., & Messmer, P. (2007). Magnet Designation in a Pediatric Hospital. Paper presented at the Society of Pediatrics Annual Conference Milwaukee, WI.

Hill-Rodriguez, D. (2007). Implementing the Humpty Dumpty Falls Assessment Program.  Paper presented at the NDNQI 1st Annual Conference Las Vegas, NV.

Hill-Rodriguez, D., Messmer, P. (2007). Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall- Implementing a Pediatric Falls Assessment Program. Paper presented at the Society of Pediatrics Annual Conference Milwaukee, WI.

Messmer, P. (2007). Outcomes with Infant Simulator Nurse-Physician Collaboration. Paper presented at the ICN Conference Yokohoma, Japan.

Morales, S. (2007).  The Italian Connection: An American Nurse's Experience. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Orlando, FL.

Morales, S. (2007). The Italian Connection: An American Nurse's Experience. Paper presented at the STTI 18th International Research Congress Vienna, Austria.

Nieves, J.G. (2007, February). Early Postoperative Heart Failure: Sig s, Symptoms and Laboratory Assessment. Paper presented at the Cardiology 2007 of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J.G. (2007, February). Single Ventricle Management – Variations in Practice: Results from an International Nursing Survey of 81 Centers. Paper presented at the Cardiology 2007 of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J.G. (2007, April). Children with Single Ventricles: Who They Are and Guidelines for Care. National Conference of Neonatal Nursing. Paper presented at the Contemporary Forums New Orleans, LA.

Nieves, J.G. (2007, April). Pulmonary Hypertension in Congenital Heart Disease: Risks and Management. Paper presented at the National Conference of Neonatal Nursing. Contemporary Forums. New Orleans, LA.

Nieves, J.G. (2007, April). Neonatal EKG’s: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Paper presented at the National Conference of Neonatal Nursing. Contemporary Forums New Orleans, LA.

Nieves, J.G. (2007, April). Family Support and Resources.  Poster session presented at the National Conference of Neonatal Nursing. Contemporary Forums New Orleans, LA.

Nieves, J.G. (2007, April). Children with Single Ventricles: Who They Are and Guidelines for Care. Paper presented at the Pediatric Critical Care Nursing, Pre- Conference. Contemporary Forums Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J.G. (2007, October). Pulmonary Hypertension in Congenital Heart Disease: Risks and Management. Paper presented at the Pediatric Critical Care Nursing, Pre- Conference. Contemporary Forums Orlando, Florida.

Nieves, J.G. (2007, October). Neonatal EKG’s: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Paper presented at the National Conference of Neonatal Nursing. Pediatric Critical Care Nursing, Pre- Conference. Contemporary Forums Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J.G. (2007, October). Family Support and Resources. Poster session presented at the Pediatric Critical Care Nursing, Pre- Conference. Contemporary Forums Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J.G. (2007, April). Children with Single Ventricles: Who They Are and Guidelines for Care. Paper presented at the National Conference of Neonatal Nursing. Contemporary Forums New Orleans, LA.

Nieves, J.G. (2007, April). Pulmonary Hypertension in Congenital Heart Disease: Risks and Management. Paper presented at the National Conference of Neonatal Nursing. Contemporary Forums New Orleans, LA.

Nieves, J.G. (2007, April). Neonatal EKG’s: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Paper presented at the National Conference of Neonatal Nursing. Contemporary Forums New Orleans, LA.

Nieves, J.G. (2007, April). Family Support and Resources. Poster session presented at the National Conference of Neonatal Nursing. Contemporary Forums New Orleans, LA.

Nylander-Housholder, L. (2007, October). Critical Lab Values Challenges in Children. Paper presented at the Contemporary Forum of Critical Care Orlando, FL.

Nylander-Housholder, L. (2007, October). Pediatric ECMO the How and why of it. Paper presented at the Contemporary Forum of Critical Care Orlando, FL.

Nylander-Housholder, L. (2007, October). Pediatric Head Trauma. Paper presented at the Contemporary Forum of Critical Care Orlando, FL.

Roberts, K., Ntiense, I., (2007). A New Lease on Life for the Incontinent Child. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Orlando, FL.

Salvaggio, J., Torres, M., Gonzalez, I., Rusinowski, L.Tyler, C., Tablante, M., Burke, R., Hannan, R., & Tirotta, C. (2007). Use of Continuous Incisional Infusion of either levobupivacaine 0.25% or bupivacaine 0.25% in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Median Sternomy. Paper presented at the Pediatric Cardiovascular Diseases Orlando, FL.

Tahmooressi, J. (2007). Family Centered Care- Implementing Bedside Rounds. Paper presented at the Society of Pediatrics Annual Conference Milwaukee, WI.

Tahmooressi, J. (2007). Pediatric Surgical Nurses Apply the 14 Forces of Magnetism. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Orlando, FL.

Tahmooressi, J. (2007). Specialty Bed Reduces Patient Pain While Improving Caregiver Safety. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Orlando, FL.

Tahmooressi, J. (2007). Hurricane alley Florida nurses respond to natural disasters employing science art and compassion. Paper presented at the ICN Conference Yokohoma, Japan.

Tahmooressi, J. (2007) Second hand smoke exposure among children. Paper presented at the ICN Conference Yokohoma, Japan.

Tahmooressi, J. (2007). Testing Three Pain Modalities in the Postoperative Pediatric Appendectomy Patient. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Orlando, FL.

Ward-Presson, K., Sapnas, K. & Gonzalez, J. (2007, May). Disaster nursing service management: Collaboration in an unlikely partnership. Paper presented at the International Congres of Nurses Yokohama, Japan.

Wood, M. L., & Messmer, P. (2007). Implementing the Humpty Dumpty Falls Assessment Program. Paper presented at the ICN Conference Yokohoma, Japan.

Wood, M.L. (2007, October). Humpty Dumpty Falls Assessment Scale and Prevention Program for Pediatric Patients. Paper presented at the Contemporary Forum of Critical Care Orlando, FL.

2006 Nursing Presentations

Bragg, J. & Smith, M. (2006, November). Integration of Mental and Physical Health. Paper presented at the 33rd American Academy Annual Meeting & Conference Miami, FL.

Dean, P. (2006, October). Management of the child who can't be helped by surgery. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Epilepsy Society of Australia's Melbourne, Australia.

Dean, P. (2006, October). Grand Rounds. Paper presented at the Sydney Children's Hospital Sydney, Australia.

Dean, P. (2006, November). Women and Epilepsy: Framing the issues Women and Epilepsy: Living without compromise. Paper presented at the Epilepsy Foundation of West Central Pennsylvania Pittsburg, PA.

Diana, J. (2006, September). Delayed Dressing Changes in Small Partial Thickness Burns. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference Dallas, TX.

Ernst, M., Torre, S., Limbo, J., Aguero, D., Burke, M., Villanueva, J., Rimblas, L., Bragg, J., & Vicera, M. (2006, October). Reaching the APEX of Nursing Excellence. Poster session presented at the Tenth National Magnet Conference Denver, CO.

Evans, M. & Messmer, P.R. (2006, February). Beyond Grant Writing to Successful Funding. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Magnet Nursing Research Conference Tampa, FL.

Gonzalez, J., Wood, B. & Hunter, K. (2006, March). Evaluation of patient flow and staffing effectiveness: Incorporating evidence based practice. Paper presented at the American Nurses Credentialing Center Nine Annual Magnet Conference: Celebrating Nursing Excellence Miami Beach, FL.

Gonzalez, J. & Wood, B. (2006, June). The value of CPSP: Improving patient quality and safety, work environment and organizational performance. Paper presented at the National Association of Children’s Hospitals Clinical Productivity and Staffing Program User Meeting Washington, DC.

Gonzalez, J. (2006, June). Forces of Magnetism: Catalysts for Recruitment and Retention. Paper presented at the American Strategic Management Institute Orlando, Florida.

Gonzalez, I. & Trueba, C. (2006, September). Blended Learning: A Recipe for Exceptional Critical Thinking Skills. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference Dallas, TX.

Gonzalez, J. (2006, October). Succession Planning: Strategies for Developing Nurse Leadership. Paper presented at the National Healthcare CNO Summit Rancho Mirage, CA.

Hill-Rodriguez, D., Tahmooressi, J., & Messmer, P.R. (2006, February). Nurses Perceived Value of National Certification. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Magnet Nursing Research Conference, Tampa, FL.

Hill-Rodriguez, D., Messmer, P., & Tahmooressi, J. (2006, May). Pediatric Nurses Perceived Value of National Certification. Poster session presented at the Pediatric Excellence Conference of Miami Children’s Hospital Miami, FL.

Hill-Rodriguez, D., Messmer, P., & Tahmooressi, J. (2006, October). Nurses Perceived Value of National Certification. Paper presented at the Tenth National Magnet Conference Denver, CO.

Kathryn, G., & Perry, E.S. (2006). Cultural Care of the Pediatric Surgical Native American Patient. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association at Hilton Head South Carolina.

Messmer, P. & Evans, M.E. (2006, February). Grant Writing to Successful Funding. Paper presented at the Florida Magnet Nursing Research Conference Tampa, FL.

Messmer, P., Barrosso, S. & Gonzalez, J.L. (2006, February). Organization, Nurse Satisfaction & Nurse Physician Collaboration using HPS. Poster session presented at the SNRS Conference Memphis, TN.

Messmer, P.R., Barroso, S. & Gonzalez, J. (2006, February). Organization Work, Nurse Satisfaction, Job Stress, Leaders Empowerment and Nurse-Physician Collaboration Using a HPS SNRS. Poster session presented at the 20th Annual Conference, Memphis, TN.

Messmer, P.R. (2006, March). Enhancing Nurse-Physician Collaboration with Pediatric Simulator. Paper presented at the NACHRI Washington, DC.

Messmer, P. (2006, April). Grant Writing Skills for Pediatric Nurses. Paper presented at the SPN Conference Orlando, FL.

Messmer, P. (2006, May). Magnet Requires Nursing Excellence. Paper presented at the Patient Safety Nursing Excellence Conference Jacksonville, FL.

Messmer, P.R., Ramey, B.A. & Gonzalez, J.L. (2006, July). Outcomes with Infant Simulator Nurse-Physician Collaboration. Poster session presented at the STTI Research Congress Montreal, Canada.

Messmer, P. (2006, September). Going for ANCC Magnet Redesignation. Paper presented at the Mercy Children's Hospital Kansas City, MO.

Messmer, P. (2006, September). ANCC Forces of Magnetism: Shining Thru Magnet. Paper presented at the OR Directors Forum and Fall Conference of CHCA Kansas City, MO.

Messmer, P.R., Ramey, B.A. & Gonzalez, J.L. (2006, October). Nurse-Physician Collaboration using Infant Simulator. Poster session presented at the NACHRI Fall Conference Boston, MA.

Messmer, P. (2006, November). Essential Nursing Competencies and Curricula Guidelines for Genetics and Genomics.  Paper presented at the South Florida Chapter SPN.

Morales, S. (2006, September). Italian Connection: Nursing Care across Cultures. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference Dallas, TX.

Nieves, J., Jimenez, J., Angel, L., González, M. Rossi, A. F., & Badali, M. (2006, February). Oxygen Delivery Status Assessment in Infants Undergoing First Stage Palliation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: An International Survey of 81 Centers. Poster session presented at the Cardiology 2006 of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Scottsdale, AZ.

Olson, H. & Messmer, P.R. (2006, February). Is the ET Tube the Correct Size and Depth during Neonatal Transport? Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Magnet Nursing Research Conference Tampa, FL.

Olson, H., Perez, S., Bascoy, R., & Messmer, P.R. (2006, February). Is the ET Tube Correct on Neonatal Transport? Paper presented at the Florida Magnet Nursing Research Conference, Tampa, FL.

Tahmooressi, J.  (2006, February). JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals. Paper presented at the South Florida Chapter Society of Pediatric Nurses Miami, FL.

Tahmooressi, J. (2006, April). Magnet Status. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Society of Pediatric Nurses Orlando, FL.

Tahmooressi, J. (2006, May). Magnet Designation.  Paper presented at the 11th Annual Education Conference of Philippine Nurses Association of South Florida, Miami, FL.

Tahmooressi, J. & Roberts, K. (2006, November). Applying JCAHO NPSG to the Pediatric Med/ Surg Patient. Paper presented at the South Florida Chapter Society of Pediatric Nurses Miami, FL.

Wood, M. L., Hill-Rodriguez, D., Vasquez, D., Salani, D., Messmer, P.R., Soto, M.E., Henry, M., & Minick, C. (2006, February). Humpty Dumpty Falls Scale and Program for Pediatric Patients. Poster session presented at the 3rd Annual Florida Magnet Nursing Research Conference Tampa, FL.

Wood, M.L., Hill-Rodriguez, D., Messmer, P., Salani, D., Vasquez, D., Henry, M., Soto, M., & Minnick, C. (2006, May). Humpty Dumpty Falls Assessment Tool Validation. Paper presented at the Pediatric Excellence Conference of Miami Children’s Hospital. Miami, FL.

Wood, M.L., Hill-Rodriguez, D., Messmer, P., Salani, D., Vasquez, D., Henry, M., Soto, M., & Minnick, C. (2006, June). Humpty Dumpty Falls Assessment Tool Validation. Poster session presented at the Evidence-based practice Conference San Antonio, TX.

Wood, M.L., Hill-Rodriguez, D., & Messmer, P. (2006, July). Implementing Humpty Dumpty Falls Assessment for Pediatric Patients. Poster session presented at the AACN South Florida.

Wood, M.L., Hill-Rodriguez, D., & Messmer, P. (2006, July). Humpty Dumpty Falls Assessment Tool Validation. Paper presented at the 17th Research Congress Montreal, Canada.

Wood, M.L., Hill-Rodriguez, D., & Messmer, P. (2006, October). Implementing Humpty Dumpty Falls Assessment for Pediatric Patients. Poster session presented at the FONE Annual Conference Daytona Beach, FL.

2005 Nursing Presentations

Gonzalez, J.  & Wood, M.L.  (2005, February). An Evidence-Based Approach to Evaluate Staffing Effectiveness. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Florida Magnet Nursing Research Conference Tampa, FL.

Hill-Rodriguez, D., & Roberts, K. (2005, May). Surgical Management of Ulcerative Colitis- Mind over Colon. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Phoenix, AZ.

Ilene, G., & Nicole, D.  (2005, May). Interval Appendicitis, An Interdisciplinary Approach. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Phoenix, AZ.

Messmer, P. R. & King, I. (2005, February). Mentoring of Nurses for Nursing Research based on King's Theory of Goal Attainment. Research Priorities at the Point of Practice. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Florida Magnet Nursing Research Conference Tampa, FL.

Messmer, P. R., Barroso, S., & Gonzalez, J. (2005, February). A Nurse-Physician Collaboration Study Using a Pediatric Human Patient Simulator.  Poster session presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society Atlanta, GA.

Nieves, J. (2005, February). Pulmonary Hypertension: Maintaining the Delicate Balance. Paper presented at the Cardiology 2005: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J. (2005, February). Assessing Oxygen Delivery: Role of Serial Serum Lactate Monitoring. Paper presented at the Cardiology 2005: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program Orlando, FL.

Salani, D. & Wood, M. L. (2005, February). Family Presence during rounds, invasive procedures and cardiorespiratory resuscitation: Preference and practices of pediatric nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists and other health care staff. Poster session presented at the 2nd Annual Florida Magnet Nursing Research Conference Tampa, FL.

Ventura, N. & Allen, R. (2005, February). Advance Directives Use in Acute Care. Poster session presented at the 2nd Annual Florida Magnet Nursing Research Conference Tampa, FL.

2004 Nursing Presentations

Barroso, S., Messmer, P., Gonzalez, J. L., & Torres, R. (2004, October). Enhancing Nurse-Physician Collaboration Using a Pediatric Human Patient Simulator. Paper presented at the Improving Health Care Quality through Research Conference of FIU School of Nursing Miami, FL.

Blouin, W. (2004, September). Bursting the Bubble of Primary Immune Deficiency (PID) Diseases. Paper presented at the Pediatric Nursing 20th Annual Conference Orlando, FL.

Blouin, W. (2004, September). Pediatric Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT): It's Not Just Bone Marrow Anymore. Paper presented at the Pediatric Nursing 20th Annual Conference Orlando, FL.

Bragg, J., Messmer, P.R., Franco, M., & Wessling, P. (2004, October). Outcomes of a Nurse Support Group for New RN Graduates. Paper presented at the Improving Health Care Quality through Research Conference of FIU School of Nursing Miami, FL.

Bragg, J., Messmer, P. R., Franco, M., & Wessling, P., (2004, October). Send in the Clowns: Effect of a Nurse Support Group for New RN Graduates. Poster session presented at the NACHRI 2004 Annual Meeting Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Bragg, J., Messmer, P. R., Franco, M., & Wessling, P. (2004, October). Send in the Clowns: Effect of a Nurse Support Group for New RN Graduates. Poster session presented at the NLN Education Summit Orlando, FL.

Bragg, J., Messmer, P.R., Franco, M., & Wessling, P. (2004, October). Outcomes of a Nurse Support Group for New RN Graduates. Poster session presented at the Eighth Annual ANCC Magnet Conference Sacramento, CA.

Brown, M., Maynard, T. (2004, September). A Call for Nursing: Mending Broken Hearts. Poster session presented at the Pediatric Nursing 20th Annual Conference Orlando, FL.

Ernst, M., Franco, M., Messmer, P.R., & Gonzalez, Jackie L. (2004, October). Nurses' Job Satisfaction, Stress and Recognition in a Pediatric Setting. Poster session presented at the Eighth Annual ANCC Magnet Conference Sacramento, CA.

Garlesky, C. (2004, September). Pain, Pain Go Away: Untold Stories of Children's Pain. Paper presented at the Pediatric Nursing 20th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Gonzalez, J. L. & Messmer, P. R. (2004, June). Developing a Program of Nursing Research for ANCC Magnet Recognition. Paper presented at the ANA Convention Minneapolis, MN.

Hill-Rodriguez, D., & Roberts, K. (2004, May). Malignant Hyperthermia. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Ponte Verde, FL.

Melbourne, N. (2004, August). Enhancing Nursing Student Orientation via the Web. Poster session presented at the National Nursing Staff Development Organization Annual Conference San Diego, CA.

Melbourne, N., (2004, September & October). Web-based Orientation. Poster session presented at the NLN Education Summit Orlando, FL.

Melbourne, N., (2004, October). Using the Web for Nursing Student Orientation. Poster session presented at the FONE Fall Conference St. Petersburg, FL.

Messmer, P.R. (2004, April). Research and Education for ANCC Magnet Recognition in a Pediatric Population. Paper presented at the Society of Pediatric Nursing Conference Las Vegas, NE.

Messmer, P. R., Topps, C., Franco, M., Lopez, L., Gonzalez, J. (2004, July). Nurses' Perception of Time with Bar-Coding Technology for Children. Paper presented at the 15th International Nursing Research Congress Dublin, Ireland.

Messmer, P. R. (2004, August). The Forces of Magnetism- an ANCC Magnet Experience at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital. Paper presented at the Forum of Health Care Leadership Nashville, TN.

Messmer, P. R., Tahmooressi, J., Melbourne, N., & Hernandez, L. (2004, August) Forces of Magnetism: ANCC Magnet Experience Shared Governance & Mentorship. Poster session presented at the Forum of Health Care Leadership Nashville, TN.

Messmer, P. R., & Gonzalez, J. L. (2004, September). Marching toward ANCC Magnet Recognition in a Pediatric Population. Paper presented at the Pediatric Nursing 20th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Messmer, P. R., Barroso, S., Gonzalez, J. L., & Torres, R. (2004, November). Enhancing Nurse-Physician Collaboration Using a Pediatric Human Patient Simulator. Paper presented at the American Academy of Nursing 2004 Annual Conference Washington, DC.

Nieves, J.G. (2004, May). Pulmonary Hypertension: A Delicate Balance. Paper presented at the Critical Care Symposium of the American Association of critical Care Nurses – National Teaching Institute. Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J.G. (2004, May). Smaller, Faster, Safer: Advances in Pediatric Cardiovascular Care. Paper presented at the Critical Care Symposium of the American Association of critical Care Nurses – National Teaching Institute. Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J. (2004, September). Single Ventricle Physiology: Nursing Care for Children with the Most Complex CHD. Paper presented at the Pediatric Nursing 20th Annual Conference Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J. (2004, October). Acyanotic Congenital Heart Disease: From Birth to Repair. Paper presented at the 4th National Neonatal Nurses Meeting Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J. (2004, October). Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease: From Birth to Repair. Paper presented at the 4th National Neonatal Nurses Meeting Orlando, FL.

Nieves, J. (2004, December). Single Ventricle Physiology. Paper presented at the Fifth International Symposium of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Miami, FL.

Nieves, J. (2004, December). What is the Best Pulmonary Vasodilator? Paper presented at the Fifth International Symposium of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Miami, FL.

Ranft, A., Fistal, H., Gonzalez, M., Chan, C., Salani, D., Torres, M., Wood, B., Jones, C., Ernst, M., Gonzalez, I., Philotas, R., & Nylander-Householder, L. (2004, October). Performance Improvement Using a Hospital Multidisciplinary Team to Redesign the Process: Moving Away from "Rule of 6"into Standardized Concentrations Utilizing Bar Code Technology and New Infusion Pump Programming. Poster session presented at the Improving Health Care Quality through Research of the FIU School of Nursing Miami, FL.

Roberts, K., Hill-Rodriguez, D., & Tahmooressi, J., (2004, October). Specialty Bed Reduces Patient Pain While Improving Caregiver Safety. Poster session presented at the Improving Health Care Quality through Research of the FIU School of Nursing Miami, FL.

Salani, D. & Woods, M. L. (2004, July). Family Presence during Rounds, Invasive Procedures and Cardiorespiratory Resuscitation: An Evidenced-based Practices of Healthcare Staff. Paper presented at the Summer Institute on Evidenced-based Practice: Fostering Quality San Antonio, TX.

Salani, D.  & Woods, M. L. (2004, October).  Family Presence during Rounds, Invasive Procedures and Cardiorespiratory Resuscitation: Preference and Practices of Pediatric Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapist and other Health Care Staff. Paper presented at the Improving Health Care Quality through Research of FIU School of Nursing Miami, FL.

Shapiro, T. (2004, May). Nitrous Oxide Analgesia for Pediatric Outpatient Surgical Procedures. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Ponte Verde, FL.

Tahmooressi, J., Hill-Rodriguez, D. & Roberts, K., (2004, March). Specialty Bed Reduces Patient Pain While Improving Caregiver Safety. Poster session presented at the Patient Safety Conference Orlando, FL.

Tahmooressi, J. (2004, April). Specialty Bed Reduces Patient Pain While Improving Caregiver Safety. Poster session presented at the Florida League for Nursing Annual Conference/FNA District V meeting, Miami, FL.

Tahmooressi, J. (2004, April). A Treatment Approach for the Eating Disorder Adolescent: A Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice Model. Poster session presented at the Society of Pediatric Nursing Conference Las Vegas, NE.

Tahmooressi, J., (2004, October). A Treatment Approach for the Eating Disorder Adolescent: A Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice Model. Poster session presented at the Eighth Annual ANCC Magnet Conference Sacramento, CA.

Tahmooressi, J., Hunter, I. (2004, October). The Relationship of Patient/Family Satisfaction in Achieving Magnet Recognition. Paper presented at the Jackson Organization Annual Conference Chesapeake, MD.

Thomas, D. (2004, September). Infectious Disease: Emerging threats. Paper presented at the Pediatric Nursing 20th Annual Conference Orlando, FL.

Topps, C., Franco, M., Messmer, P. R., Lopez, L. & Gonzalez, J. (2004, October) Pediatric Nurses' Perception of Time with Bar-Coding Technology. Poster session presented at the Eighth Annual ANCC Magnet Conference Sacramento, CA.

Topps, C., Franco, M., Messmer, P. R. Lopez, L. &, Gonzalez, J. (2004, October). Perception of Pediatric Nurses toward Bar-Coding Technology. Poster session presented at the NACHRI 2004 Annual Meeting Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Topps, Ch., Franco, M., Messmer, P. R., Lopez, L., & Gonzalez, J. (2004, October). Pediatric Nurses' Perception of Time with Bar-Coding Technology. Paper presented at the Improving Health Care Quality through Research of FIU School of Nursing Miami, FL.

Topps, C.  (2004, October). Using Bar-Coding Technology in Pediatric Healthcare. Poster session presented at the FONE Fall Conference St. Petersburg, FL.

Wood, M. L., (2004, February & March). Meeting New JCAHO Standards: Practical Strategies to Assess Staffing Effectiveness. Paper presented at the NACHRI Quality Improvement Workshop San Diego, CA.

Wood, M. L., & Cagen, D. (2004, March). Early Prevention of Skin Breakdown and Streamlining of Specialty Beds: An Evidenced-Based Practice Change. Poster session presented at the NACHRI Quality Improvement Workshop, San Diego, CA.

Wood, M. L. (2004, May). JCAHO Standards for Staffing Effectiveness. Paper presented at the SFONE Best in Class Conference, Miami, FL.

Wood, M. L. (2004, September). Achieving Outcomes with CPSP Data Applications. Paper presented at the NACHRI Alexander, VA.

2003 Nursing Presentations

Brown, P. (July, 2003). Walking a Tightrope: Living with your Child's Congenital Heart Disease. Paper presented at the STTI Research Conference in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Dean, P. (April, 2003). The impact on Young Patients and their Families. Paper presented at the Psychiatric Complications of Patients with Epilepsy at the American Association of Neuroscience Nurse's annual meeting.

Dean, P.  (October, 2003). Cultural Aspects of Epilepsy. Paper presented at the Annual Conference, Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio Columbus, Ohio.

Diana, J. & Shapiro, T. (May, 2003). Nitrous Oxide Analgesia for Minor Pediatric Surgical Procedures. A safe Alternative to Conscious Sedation.  Paper presented at the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association 10th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Diana, J. & Shapiro, T. (July, 2003). Use of Nitrous Oxide as Sedation for Short Minor procedures. Paper presented at the STTI Research Conference in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Ersnt, M. (February, 2003).  Factors Affecting Nurses' Job Satisfaction in a Pediatric Setting. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Southern Nursing Research Conference in Orlando, FL.

Ernst, M., Franco, M., Messmer, P. & Gonzalez, J. (November, 2003). Work satisfaction, stress and recognition in a Pediatric Setting. Poster session presented at the STTI 37th Biennial Convention Toronto, Canada.

Gonzalez, J. featured in Nursing Spectrum article by Suzanne J. Pavlovich, "Miami Children's Hospital, Wins Magnet Recognition" September 22, 2003 13(19).

Gonzalez, J. Featured in Advance for Nurses article by Chuck Holt, "Pressing On-Nursing Shortage Consortium of South Florida Reinforces its Mission" Advance for Nurses August 18, 2003, 4(18).

Messmer, P. (July, 2003). Nurse-patient Relationship in an Economic Context. Paper presented at the STTI Research Conference in St. Thomas Virgin Islands.

Messmer P., Gonzalez, J. & Soto, M. (October, 2003). Marching toward ANCC Magnet Recognition. Poster session presented at the IREC Workshop Houston, TX.

Messmer, P. (November, 2003). Marching toward ANCC Magnet Recognition: A Pediatric Perspective. Paper presented at the STTI 37th Biennial Convention Toronto, Canada.

Nieves, J.G. (March, 2003). Pulmonary Hypertension: A Delicate Balance. Baby Case Studies. Paper presented at the De Vos Children's Hospital Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium Grand Rapids, MI.

Nieves, J.G. (March, 2003). Beginning Life with Heart Disease: Baby Case Studies. Paper presented at the De Vos Children's Hospital Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium Grand Rapids, MI.

Nieves, J.G. (September, 2003). Goal Directed Therapy & Point of Care Labs: Does it Matter? Paper presented at the Southeast Pediatric Cardiology Meeting Little Rock, Arkansas.

Nieves, J.G. (November, 2003). Beginning Life with Heart Disease: Neonatal Case Studies in Management. Paper presented at the South Miami Hospital Neonatal Nursing Update. South Miami Hospital Miami, FL.

Philotas, R. (November, 2003). Breathe Right for a Better Life. Paper presented at the Asthma at the Hospital Seminar: Florida Department of Health Asthma Program Miami, FL.

Wood, M.L., Gonzalez, J. (March & April, 2003). Scan for Safety. Poster session presented at the American Organization of Nurse Executives New Orleans, LA.

Wood, M.L. Staffing Effectiveness in Hospitals. Contributor, Joint Commission Resources.

Wood, M.L., Gonzalez, J., Topps, C. (March & April, 2003). Shaping the Future of Nursing: Development "Scan for Safety" Technology. Poster session presented at the American Organization of Nurse Executives New Orleans, LA.