2016 Poster Presentations

Innovation was on display at the poster session event at the 2016 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL this year. 95 posters were displayed representing an array of initiatives and research by NICHE hospitals.

Following are the poster winners for this year’s conference as voted on by the conference committee. You will find the complete list of posters below.

Healthcare Across the Continuum
1st Place
Middlesex Hospital; University of Connecticut School of Nursing
Millicent Malcolm, DNP, GNP-BC, APRN; Sarah Wilcox, BS, RN-C; Patricia Coe, BSN, RN-BC; Catherine Rees, MPH; Margo Golas, MSN, RN, CPHQ, COS-C
Using Existing Data and Evidence-Based Practice to Identify and Intervene with Community Dwelling Older Persons at High Risk for Hospitalization and Institutionalization

NICHE Implementation
1st Place
Beaumont Health
Vanessa Gentry, PT; Alyssa Trotsky, PT, DPT; Tina White, OTR; Kimberly Wilkins, PT, DPT
Improving Functional Outcomes of ACE Unit Patients by Optimizing Skilled Therapy Services through Group Sessions

1st Place
Upstate Medical University
Kelly Dolan, MS, RN, NE-BC
Finding Our NICHE: Engaging a GRN Workforce

Patient, Family, Caregiver
1st Place
Halton Healthcare
Karimah Alidina, RN, BScN, MSc, CHPCN(C); Kim Kohlberger, RN; Anna-Marie Merchant, RN; Maureen Stoskopf, Occupational Therapist
Maintaining and/or Improving Functional Ability of Elderly Patients by SMILE Program

1st Place

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Suzanne Purvis, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC; Brooke Anderson, MSN, RN; Jan Kunz, MS, RN, FNP-BC; Alena Pauliukevich, RN
Improving Assessment of Pain in the Cognitively Impaired Older Adult Using a Pre-Post Quality Improvement Design   

Organization Poster Title
Healthcare Across the Continuum
Broward Health Imperial Point 1 Pharm Assist in Emergency Department
Broward Health Imperial Point 2 Rapid Response Efficiency – What Does The Data Tell Us?
CHI Health 3 Promoting Geriatric Knowledge in Long-Term Care
Detroit Medical Center 4 Chronic Care Management: A Critical Component of Primary Care for Seniors
Eisenhower Medical Center; California State University San Bernardino 5 Skilled Nursing Facility Early Stroke Identification Education: The Effects on Staff Knowledge
Kennedy Health 6 Elder Care Coordination and Improved Care Transition
Mercy Health Saint Mary’s 7 Ativan Use in the Senior Adult: A Collaborative Effort with the Emergency Department
Middlesex Hospital; University of Connecticut School of Nursing 8 Using Existing Data and Evidence-Based Practice to Identify and Intervene with Community Dwelling Older Persons at High Risk for Hospitalization and Institutionalization
Monash Health 9 Improving Care for Older Australians
Morristown Medical Center 10 Operationalizing the Geriatric Emergency Department (Geri-ED)
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center 11 Comfort Measures to Reduce Pain and Promote Therapy Participation
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center 12 Stroke Survivor: Enriching Your Life
ProMedica Flower Hospital 13 Can the Implementation of NICHE Guiding Principles Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores in the Acute Care Older Adult Population?
San Francisco General Hosptial 14 Improving Post-Operative Care of Geriatric Hip Fracture Patients on an ACE Unit Using a Clinical Pathway Checklist
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center 15 Bringing Falls Prevention into the Home Care Setting: A Regional Approach to Better Practice
St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital 16 Connecting the Dots Across the Care Continuum: Acute to Post Acute SMML Patient Discharge Folder & Health Care Plan
Stanford Health Care 17 Utilization of Home Visits and In-Home Monitoring for Heart Failure Patients
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 18 Comparison of Clinical Nurse and Geriatric Patient Perception of Sleep in an Acute Care Setting
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics 19 Geriatric Skin Changes and the Impact on Care
NICHE Implementation
Beaumont Health 20 Improving Functional Outcomes of ACE Unit Patients by Optimizing Skilled Therapy Services through Group Sessions
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center 21 Implementing NICHE at CRMC
Kettering Medical Center 22 Bringing NICHE to the Forefront
LewisGale Hospital Montgomery 23 Implementation of a Geriatric Resource Nurse Program
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital 24 Increasing Patient Satisfaction in the Inpatient Geriatric Population Through Sleep Promotion
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital 25 Call, Dont Fall: Implementing SPICES with the Morse Fall Scale to Prevent Elderly Patient Falls
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital 26 Ensuring Nutrition: Reducing the Risks Associated with Decreased Appetite in the Inpatient Geriatric Population
MedStar Harbor Hospital 27 Promoting Mobility and Maintaining Base-line Level of Flexibility
MedStar Washington Hospital Center 28 Sensory Deprivation Simulation Exercise and Nurse Empathy
Mercy Health Saint Mary’s 29 Reimagining Assignments to Improve Patient Experience
Monash Health 30 The Pathway to NICHE Designation in Australia
Morristown Medical Center 31 NICHE Implementation: A Hospital’s Journey
Saint Peter’s University Hospital 32 Early Progressive Mobility in the Intensive Care Unit
St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital 33 Use of a Day Room to Prevent Functional Decline
St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital 34 RN Initiated Intravenous Therapy Improvement Project
St. Tammany Parish Hospital 35 Improving HCAHPS for Communication About Medicines Domain
The University of Texas Medical Branch 36 The Implementation of a Geriatric Internship Program for Nursing Graduates
Upstate Medical University 37 Finding Our NICHE: Engaging a GRN Workforce
Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER 38 Sleep Hygiene
Patient, Family, Caregiver
Advocate South Suburban Hospital 39 A Hospital Uses NICHE Materials to Promote Patient, Associate, Family and Community Engagement
Broward Health Imperial Point 40 Aromatherapy: Creating a Caring Moment
Christiana Care Health System 41 Implementing the Dream Team to Increase the Patient Experience
Halton Healthcare 42 Maintaining and/or Improving Functional Ability of Elderly Patients by SMILE Program
Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital 43 Successful Technology Integration to Improve Care of the Older Adult Patient Population
Morristown Medical Center 44 A SEGway into Nursing: Student Engagement and Growth Program (SEG)
Moses Cone Memorial Hospital 45 It’s All About The Base: An Innovative Approach in Patient Education for Patients Living with Heart Failure
Moses Cone Memorial Hospital 46 “Heavyweight” Champion Fights for a Cause: Best Practice in Daily Weight Monitoring for Heart Failure Patients
Moses Cone Memorial Hospital 47 Caution! CAUTI-Free Zone: Improving Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients
Newton-Wellesley Hospital 48 Keeping Our Patients Moving: A Pilot Program Using Volunteers to Ambulate Patients at Risk for Functional Decline
NYU Langone Medical Center 49 The Effects of Geriatric Syndromes on Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers in Hospitalized Patients 65 Years and Older
Riddle Hospital 50 The Impact of an Evidence Based Practice Committee
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital 51 Enhancing Nurses’ Understanding of Geriatric Loss through Simulation
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital 52 The Hidden Truth: Depression, Dementia and Suicide in the Elderly
The Christ Hospital 53 Structured Interdisciplinary Communication on Acute Care Teams Improves Nurses’ Perceptions of Safety, Efficiency, Teamwork, Understanding of Care Plan, and Job Satisfaction
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 54 Examination of the Readiness to Learn and the Best Teaching Method Regarding Health Education and Promotion within the Chinese Elderly Population
UAB Hospital 55 A Needs Assessment: How Patients and Families Like to Receive Educational Information
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 56 Nursing Presence Bridging Care for Geriatric House Call Patients
Annie Penn Hospital 57 Setting the Tone for the Day
Aultman Hospital 58 Navigating the Maze of Hospital Acquired Delirium in the Older Adult
Aurora Health Care 59 Fall Reduction on a Medical Surgical Unit in a Rural Hospital Setting
Baptist Health South Florida 60 Fall Prevention Initiatives to Reduce the Number of Fall With or Without Injury on a Multispecialty Progressive Care Unit
Beebe Medical Center 61 Improving Patient Outcomes Through the Development of a CAM Assessment Tool in CERNER EMR
Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center 62 Checklist Improves Nursing Communication, Organization, and the Patient Experience
Christus Santa Rosa Medical Centre 63 “Safety Huddles” to Reduce the Rate of Falls in a Senior Behavioral Unit
City of Hope 64 Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI) Awareness Project
Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital 65 Fall Prevention Through Staff Engagement and Action Planning
Jacksonville University, Baptist Health System 66 Educational Enhancement Techniques for Classroom Training in Delirium and Dementia
Jewish General Hospital 67 Development of a Post Fall Policy and Procedure
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center 68 Ventilator Unit Injury Prevention Pilot
Kennedy Health System 69 Let’s Move and Groove Walking Program—Phase Two
Kennedy Health System 70 Implementing Staggered Shifts for Patient Care Technicians to Reduce Falls and Decrease Noise
Kettering Medical Center 71 Kettering Health Network Hip Fracture Block Program
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center / Yale School of Nursing 72 Translation Science: An Evidence Based Curriculum on Early Recognition and Prevention of Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center 73 The Fight Against CAUTI: Implementation of a Nurse-Driven Urinary Catheter Removal Protocol
MedStar Montgomery Medical Center 74 Fall Prevention and Nursing Staff Engagement for Sustainability
Moffitt Cancer Center 75 Mobility Recommendations: Facilitating Critical Transitional Communication
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center 76 Pilot for Fall Prevention Initiatives on Patients Received from Critical Care
Porter Adventist Hospital 77 Take the Leap: Enhancing Human Interactions and Professional Practice to Improve Outcomes
Reading Hospital 78 Decreasing Falls: Interventions Aimed at Sensory Impairments
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital 79 Promoting Safety in the Elderly Utilizing Personal Care Bags
San Francisco General Hospital 80 Beyond the Falling Star: Falls Prevention Education for Hospital Staff and ACE Patients with Video and Icons
Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center and Home 81 Achieving Positive Clinical Outcomes by Minimizing Hypoglycemic Episodes Associated with “Anti-Diabetic Agents”
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital 82 Can You See Me Now?
Sinai-Grace Hospital 83 Fall Champions: Are 4 Hours of Monthly Blitz Worth the Investment?
South Shore Hospital 84 Keep me FREE from INJURY!
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital 85 Patient Safety Initiative: Zolpidem Restriction in Older Adults
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea 86 Improving Pain Management in the Older Adult Surgical Patient
St. Peter’s Hospital 87 What’s So Mysterious About Being Delirious?
The Miriam Hospital 88 Actively Engaging CNAs to Evaluate Effectiveness of Staff Education on RN to CNA Delegation
The Miriam Hospital 89 Infection Control/Shared Governance Council Collaboration: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Combat Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections
The Miriam Hospital 90 Daily Weights: Assessing Nursing Staff Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes & Utilizing Policy Change to Ensure Consistency and Quality Patient Care
UCLA Medical Center 91 Improving Patient Outcomes & Nurses Individual Practice through the Establishment of a Nurse Peer Case Review Process
UCLA Medical Center 92 Improving Patient Outcomes on an ACE Unit through a Structured Volunteer ‘Care Companion’ Program
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics 93 Improving Assessment of Pain in the Cognitively Impaired Older Adult Using a Pre-Post Quality Improvement Design
Veterans Medical Center 94 The Correlation Between Exercise and Fall Reduction in Older Adults
Wake Forest Baptist Health 95 Strategies to Stay Afloat During the Silver Tsunami