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2019 Poster Presentations

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Select posters from the 2019 GAPNA Annual Conference are now available for viewing below.

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Group A

Poster #1: The Growing Role of Nurse Practitioners in Home-Based Primary Care
Tiffany Rose, MSN, NP-C, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston Salem, NC
Rachel Zimmer, DNP, NP-C, Assistant Professor, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston Salem, NC

Poster #2: America's Health Rankings® Senior Report: Implications for Geriatric Providers
Alyssa Erickson-Malinski, BA, Vice President, External Affairs, UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, MN
Susan Mullaney, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, GS-S, FAANP, Vice President, Center for Clinician Advancement, UnitedHealth Group, Minneapolis, MN

Poster #3: Focus on Delirium
Jessica Buckner, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, Cone Health, Greensboro, NC

Poster #4: Dementia-Friendly Communities: Creating Vertical Independent Villages
Valerie Gruss, PhD, APRN, CNP-BC, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Poster #5: A Strategy to Increase Outpatient Palliative Care Referrals in Heart Failure Patients
Katherine Evans, DNP, FNP-C, GNP-BC, ACHPN, Chief Nursing Officer, UnitedHealthcare Retiree Solutions, and Adjunct Faculty, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Brette Svensson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Wellstar Health System, Marietta, GA

Poster #6: Improving Resident Influenza Immunization Rate at an Assisted Living Facility
Maureen Stabile Beck, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, McGovern Medical School, UTHealth, Houston, TX

Poster #7: GAPN Systems Leadership: Creating an Age-Friendly Health System
Denise Lyons, DNP, APRN, AGCNS-BC, LSSGB, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE

Poster #8: Frailty, Cognitive Decline, and Delirium: Is There a Connection? A Process Improvement Project to Improve Care of the Geriatric Trauma Patient
Lee Anne B. Powell, DNP, AGNP-C, ACNS, CCM, Palliative Care, Christiana Healthcare System, Newark, DE

Poster #9: Use of an Evidence-Based Educational Video Intervention to Educate Home Hospice Family Caregivers about What to Expect at the End of Life
Joan Miravite, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY

Poster #10: Caring for Chronic Systolic Heart Failure in Post-Acute Care
Laura Lamiroy, DNP, RN, APRN-C, GCNS, Nurse Practitioner, Genesis HCC, Warwick, RI

Poster #11: Cannabidiol (CBD) for the Older Adult: Miracle or Hype?
Kimberly Posey, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, GS-C, Assistant Professor and Director of Nurse Practitioner Programs, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

Group B

Poster #12: Caring for the Older Adult Veteran Population: Critical Considerations
Angela Richard-Eaglin, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC

Poster #13: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Web-Based Stress Management Program for Geriatric Nurses
Suzanne Dutton, DNP, GNP-BC, RN, Geriatric Advanced Practice Nurse, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC

Poster #14: The Exposure of Veterans to Contaminated Water Camp Lejeune in 1953-1987 and Today's Role of Nurse Practitioners
Gerilynn Jung, ANP, Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care, Cincinnati Veterans Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Poster #15: Catalyzing Primary Palliative Care in Nursing Homes through Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Training
Joan Carpenter, PhD, CRNP, ACHPN, Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

Poster #16: Rejection of Care, Aggression, and Agitation: A Systematic Review of Definitions Used in Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia Measures
Scott Choi, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Towson University, Towson, MD

Poster #17: Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association Innovative Work: Onsite Interdisciplinary Primary Care Clinics: Promoting Living-in-Place for Older Adults in Low-Income Housing
Della Hughes Carter, DNP, RN, BC-GNP, Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

Poster #18: Implementing Nurse-Led Dementia Care Management Program in Health System Focused on Older Adults in the Community
Anne H. Carr, MSN, GNP-BC, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Hebrew Senior Life, Boston, MA
Gary Epstein-Lubow, MD, Center for Memory Health Medical Director, Hebrew Senior Life, Boston, MA
Leslie Evertson, MSN, GNP-BC, Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Poster #19: Implementation of a Tobacco Dependence Program
Melissa Kramps, DNP, GNP-BC, NP-C, Nurse Practitioner, Northwell Health Hospital, New York, NY

Poster #20: The Home-Based Client and the NP Student: Addressing the Need and Facilitating a Learning Experience        
Justin M. Waryold, DNP, RN, ANP-C, ACNP-BC, CNE, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of AGNP-PC Program, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Poster #21: The Effect of White and Pink Noise on Hospitalized Older Adults
Callie Sullivan, DNP, FNP-C, Registered Nurse, UAB Hospital, Birmingham, AL

Poster #22: A Descriptive Analysis of Perceived Stress and Sexual Function among Community-Dwelling Older Adult Males
Cheryl A. Maes, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor of Residence, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Group C

Poster #23: Long-Term Care Sites as Appropriate Clinical Placements for Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Students
Laura Schipper, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Vaunette Fay, PhD, APRN, GRN-BC, FNP, Professor, Cizik School of Nursing, UTHealth, Houston, TX
Sara McCumber, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, AHCNS-BC, Associate Professor, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN

Poster #24: Employing a Decision Support Tool to Assist Older Patients Considering Surgery for Rectal Cancer
JoAnn Coleman, DNP, ACNP-BC, AOCN, GCN, Clinical Program Coordinator, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Poster #25: An Educational Outreach to Prevent Fractures in Older Women
Sharon Henderson, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Elder Care, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, GA

Poster #26: Enhancing Falls Prevention and Delirium Care through Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines
Maureen Loft, PhD, MScN, NP, Middlesex Hospital Alliance, Strathroy, ON, Canada

Poster #27: Academic-Service Partnership to Support Gerontological Nursing Certification for Registered Nurses
Jill Brennan-Cook, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, Assistant Clinical Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC
Loretta Matters, MSN, RN-BC, Director, Duke NICHE, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC
Valerie Sabol, PhD, ACNP, GNP, ANEF, FAANP, FAAN, Professor, Division Chair, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC
Christine Tocchi, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC

Poster #28: An Evidence-Based Smart-Phrase to Improve Documentation of Supportive Care Measures in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
Christine Anderson, MSN, AGNP-C, Nurse Practitioner, Duke University Health System, Durham, NC

Poster #29: Barriers to Transition from SNF to Home: Discharge Team's Perspective
Linda Beuscher, PhD, RN, FNAP, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN

Poster #30: Barriers to Integrate Routine Frailty Screening in a Clinical Setting
Sabrina Pickens, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, ANP-BC, Faculty and Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston – UTHealth, Houston, TX

Poster #31: Stroke Education Program at a Midwest Regional Senior Center
Melanie Glander, BSN, RN, Registered Nurse, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL