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2018 Poster Presentations

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Education

E1: Dementia Simulation Toolkits
Sarah E. Endicott, DNP, APNP, GNP-BC, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI

E2: Infusing the Social Determinants of Health into Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum
Laurie Kennedy-Malone, PhD, GNP-BC, FAANP, FGSA, Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina – Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

Research and Clinical Project Posters

P1: Proactive Nursing Management of Constipation in the Skilled Nursing Facility: A Quality Improvement Project Using “A Model for Change to Evidence-Based Practice”
Cecilia Nwogu, DNP, GNP-BC, PMHNP, Geriatric Nurse Practitioners, Adult Health Consultants of Atlanta, Conyers, GA

P2: Initiating the Loeb Criteria in Long-Term Care
Janice Khauslender, DNPc, MSN, RN, NP-C, Nurse Practitioner, OptumCare,  Greensboro, NC

P3: Integrative Review: Nurse Burnout in Gerontological Nursing
Suzanne Dutton, DNPc, MSN, GNP-BC, RN, Advanced Practice Geriatric Nurse, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC

P4: Quality Improvement of a Geriatric Chronic Care Management Program
Courtney Holmes, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, Practice Transformation Nurse Practitioner, UConn Health, Farmington, CT
Candace Pettigrew, BSN, RN, CCP, Chronic Case Manager, UConn Health, Farmington, CT

P5: Relationships among Demographic and Disease-Specific Variables and Medications Taken in Older Adults with Parkinson’s Disease
Ju Young Shin, PhD, APRN, ANP-C, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

P6: Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia, Interpersonal and Environmental Triggers, and Care Plans: A Qualitative Analysis
Bada Kang, MS, ANP, PhD Student, School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC

P7: The UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program: An Innovative Nurse Practitioner-Led Health System-Based Clinic
Leslie Chang Evertson, MSN, GNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner III, Dementia Care Manager,
Department of Geriatrics, UCLA Health System, Los Angeles, CA
Kelsey Stander, MSN, BS, AGPCNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner and Dementia Care Manager, UCLA Health System, Los Angeles, CA

P8: Using Simulation to Recognize and Treat Sepsis in the Primary Care Setting
Heide Chaney, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, APRN, The University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS
Carol Buller, DNP, APRN, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS

P9: Early Identification and Treatment of Sepsis in a Post-Acute Setting
Heide Chaney, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, APRN, The University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS
Carol Buller, DNP, APRN, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS

P10: The Effect of Video Gaming on Physical Activity among Nursing Home Residents
Tomika Williams, PhD, AGPCNP-C, RN, Assistant Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

P11: America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report: Implications for Geriatric Providers
Alyssa Malinski Erickson, BA, Vice President, External Affairs, UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, MN
Susan Mullaney, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, Vice President, Center for Clinician Advancement, UnitedHealth Group, Minneapolis, MN
Anne Yau, MPP, Vice President, External Affairs, UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, MN

P12: Reduction of Falls in an Assisted Living Facility
Claire Cunningham, DNPc, BSN, RN, DNP Student, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Program, Rush University, Chicago, IL

P13: Aging in China and USA: Lessons Learned from the Chicago-Shanghai International Geriatric Exchange
Valerie Gruss, PhD, GNP-BC, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

P14: The Symptom Experience of Older Men with Heart Failure Who Are Receiving Palliative Care
M. Janelle Culjis, PhD, RN, ANP, Director, Accelerated Second Bachelor of Science in
Nursing (ASBSN) Program, California State University – Stanislaus, Stockton, CA

P15: Effective Implementation of a Cardiac Patient Simulator across the Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP Curriculum
Sara McCumber, DNP, APRN, CNP, CNS, Associate Professor and Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP Coordinator, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN

P16: Transforming the Resident-Centered Care Team to Include Ancillary Staff: Creating Team A.W.A.R.E.
Evelyn G. Duffy, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

P17: Education of Nursing Staff to Enhance the Identification of Lung Cancer Screening Candidates and Facilitate Smoking Cessation
Jennifer Hartzband, MS, APRN, AGNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Interventional Pulmonology, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Melissa Kramps, DNP, GNP-BC, NP-C, Nurse Practitioner, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

P18: Toward a Conceptual Framework of Opioid Use in Older Adults: Prescribing Patterns and Health Outcomes
Sharon Bronner, DNP, MSN, GNP-BC, ACHPN, End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Trainer and Advanced Illness Trainer, Optum Care, New York, NY
Melodee Harris, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP- BC, GNPBC, Assistant Professor, University
of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
Susan Mullaney, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, VP Center for Clinician Advancement, UnitedHealth Group, Minneapolis, MN
Marcia Walmer, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, LCSW, ACSW, School of Nursing and Health
Sciences, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

P19: Impact of Medicare Home Health Regulations on Patient Access and Outcomes
Evelyn G. Duffy, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
J. Michelle Moccia, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN, Program Director Senior ER, St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, MI
Susan Mullaney, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, Vice President, Center for Clinician  Advancement, UnitedHealth Group, Minneapolis, MN
Deborah Wolff-Baker, FNP, Northern California Medical Associates, Petaluma, CA