Poster Presentations

2015 Annual NICHE Conference Poster Sessions

Innovation was on display at the poster session event at the 2015 Annual Conference in Lake Buena Vista, FL this year. Over 100 posters were displayed representing an array of initiatives and research by NICHE hospitals. Following are the winners as voted by the conference committee. The complete list of posters found below includes links to PDFs of actual posters.

Cognitive Impairment
1st Place
Summa Barberton Hospital
Joyce Restifo, MSN, GCNS-BC; Kathy Blake, MSN, RN; Susan Hazelett, BSN, RN, MS
Nursing Driven Acute Delirium Prevention

Medication Problems
1st Place

Rosa Parks Geriatric WISH/Wayne State University
Lisa Binns-Emerick, MSN, ACNS-BC; Brenda Thiel, PharmD; Candice Garwood, PharmD, FCCP, CPS; Mary Beth Lepczyk, MSN, ACNS-BC
Use of Opiate Medications for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Management in Older Adults

Patient Safety
1st Place

Akron General Medical Center
Anita Meehan, MSN,RN-BC, ONC; Nancy Beinlich, MSN, RN, CWON; Tracy Hammonds, MA; Tammy Menke, BSN, RN; Cary Stefancik, BSN, RN; Nicole Maurer, BSN, RN
Creation and Validation of an Investigator Developed Peri-Operative Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Tool

Patient Safety
1st Place

Texas Health Harris Hospital Fort Worth
Kindra McWilliam-Ross, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC; Yvonne Allen, MS, BSN, RN; Gina Alexander, BSN, RN, ONC
Creating a Best Practice Osteoporosis Protocol in Elderly Hip Fracture Patients

1st Place

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
Margaret Emrick, RN, BSN; Carla Graf, PhD, RN
A Positive Discharge “Touch”: Implementation of a Centralized Nurse-Led Hospital Discharge Telephone Call Program

Hospital   Poster Title
Cognitive Impairment
Baylor Medical Center at Irving 1 Delirium: Recognition, Management, and Integration of Care Bundles
Bethesda North 2 Delirium: It Isn't Just A Phase
Bon Secours Richmond Health System 3 Delirium Education for the Hospital Interdisciplinary Team Using Geriatric Simulation and Debriefing 
Broward Health Imperial Point 4 Care Calling on the Progressive Care Unit
Cone Health 5 Delirium CSI: Comprehensive-Systematic-Interprofessional: Adopting an Educational Initiative to Impact Delirium
Covenant Health 6 Delirium State of Science: Implementing a Health System Delirium Initiative Prevention, Recognition, and Treatment 
Geisinger Medical Center 7 Nurses Are Confused about Delirium
Hartford Hospital
8 Preparing Today's Youth for Tomorrow's Challenge; An Intergenerational Program
Hunterdon Medical Center 9 "Delirious Me"
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital 10 The Impact of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) on Patient, Operational, and Staff Outcomes 
Kennedy University Hospital - Stratford 11 Recognition of Delirium by the Certified Nurses Assistants/Patient Care Technicians
Kennedy University Hospital - Stratford 12 "Use It or Lose It" Delirium Bundle on the ACE Unit
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital 13 Harmonizing the Mood: Music Therapy as an Intervention to Reduce Anxiety and Agitation in Elderly Patients with Dementia 
Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada 14 Fresh Eyes on a Chronic Problem: Using Chart Audits to Understand the Current State of Delirium Care and Inform Quality Improvement Activities 
Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada 15 Giving Nurses and Patients a "BOOST": An Innovative Model of Support for Nurses Caring for Elderly Patients with Challenging Bheaviours 
Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada 16 Implementation of Nursing Best Practices Guidelines to Improve Detection and Management of Delirium in an Acute Care Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada 17 Improving Staff's Ability to Work with "Challenging" Patient Behaviours: An Acute Care Approach
Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada 18 Spotting "Trouble": Automated Case Finding to Support a Nurse-Led Behavioural Rapid Response Team
New Jersey City University in Collaboration with Clara Maass Medical Center 19  The Activity Menu Project: An Academic & Service Collaboration
NYU Langone Medical Center 20 An Interprofessional Team Approach Addressing Wound Care Current Practices in an Acute Care Setting with the Cognitively Impaired Senior in Pain 
Overlook Medical Center 21 Intra-Hospital Transport of Geriatric Patients: A Nurse-Transporter Partnership
ProMedica Toledo Hospital 22 Routine Delirium Screening Impacts Neuro ICU Length of Stay
Riverside Doctor's Hospital of Williamsburg 23 Creation of a Diversional Activity Program (DAP) for Patients with Dementia Across Settings
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital 24 UNAVAILABLE 
St. Joseph Health Services, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital 25 Delirium Prevention: Making the "Case" for the Importance of Sleep
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center 26 Managing Difficult Behaviors in Hospitalized Elderly Dementia Patients
St. Joseph's Hospital 27 Cognitive Impairment; NICHE Initiatives on 4 East
Stanford Healthcare 28 Elevating Nursing Awareness of Delirium Through EMR Redesign and Team Education
Summa Baberton Hospital  29 Nursing-Driven Acute Delirium Prevention
University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital  30 Utilizing the FLACC Behavioral Tool to Assess for Pain in Cognitively Impaired Patients 
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics 31 The Delirium Observation Screening Scale (DOS Scale)
Ursuline College, Breen School of Nursing 32 Dementia and Falls in Older Adults
VA Northern California Health Care System 33 Caring for Residents with Dementai in a Non-Dementia Unit 
 Wheaton Franciscan Health Care 34 Interdisciplinary Geriatric Difficult Case Conference: Innovative Approach to Learning 
Medication Problems
Lehigh Valley Health Network 35 Medication Reconciliation: A New Role to Decrease Discrepancy 
Rosa Parks Geriatric WISH/Wayne State University 36 Use of Opiate Medications for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Management in Older Adults: A New Horizon 
Temple University 37 Association of Prescribed Medication to Adverse Outcomes In teh Older Population Residing in Long Term Care 
Patient safety
Akron General Medical Center 38 Creation and Validation of an Investigator Developed Peri-Operative Pressre Ulcer Risk Assessment Tool
Atlantic Health Care 39 "Spotter Program": An Initiative to Reduce Falls in the Elderly Population
Aultman Health Foundation 40 Ironing Out the Wrinkles: Creative Approaches to Implementing a Hospital-Wide Geriatric Initiative 
Aultman Health Foundation 41 Mobility Movement: Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice Change
Baylor Medical Center at Garland 42 Move a Muscle and Take A Walk With Us. A Nurse Driven Mobility Initiative to Improve Hospitalized Patient's Activity 
Beebe Healthcare 43 Development of Electronic Plan of Care to Prevent Geriatric Syndromes 
Broward Health Imperial Point 44 Advanced Directives for All
Broward Health Imperial Point 45 Optimizing NICHE Vision with the Geriatric Patient Care Associate
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital  46 The Impact of Restorative Nursing Assistant on the Prevention of Deconditiong 
Carolinas HealthCare System 47 Decreasing Falls in the Elderly
CHI Health Immanuel  48 Decreasing Patient Falls and Sitter Usage with the Implementation of Patient Video Monitoring 
City of Hope National Cancer Center 49 Social Work Leadership and Distress Screening Develop a Geriatric Oncology Psychosocial Program
Cone Health 50 Improving Quality Outcomes in Hip Fracture Patients Through Development and Implementation of an Evidence-Based Protocal
Euclid Hospital: A Cleveland Clinic Hospital 51 A Patient Agreement to Reduce Falls: Accountability of Patients, Care Partners and Staff 
Euclid Hospital: A Cleveland Clinic Hospital 52 Wear Your Whites to Work: Nurse Leaders Collaborating with Frontline Nurses to Faciliatate Patient Safety and Infection Control Practices 
Halton Healthcare Services 53 Are You Ready to Get Strong and Steady?
Inspira Health Network 54 Implementation of Interdisciplinary NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) Rounds to Improve Patient Outcome
Inspira Medical Center Woodbury 55 Helping Hands
John C. Lincoln Health Network 56 Phase III of A Multi-Phase Interdisciplinary Study Aimed at Reducing Endotrachael Tube Device Related Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers in ICU and CVICU
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center 57 Move For Health: Walk This Way
Maimonides Medical Center 58 Redesigning Fall Prevention Program: Building on the Evidence 
Maimonides Medical Center 
59 Team STEPPS Driven Transition of Care for Hospitalized Older Adult Patients
Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus 60 Decreasing Falls While Preserving Function in the Older Adults
Moffitt Cancer Center 61 Fall Risk and Prevention Agreement for Patient Safety
MorseLife Geriatric Center 62 Improving Patient Safety by Communicating Fall at Change of Shift Huddle - Quality Assessment & Performance Improvement (QAPI)
Mount Sinai Hospital 63 Defying Gravity: Fall Risk Assessment and Prevention Strategies on Mount Sinai's Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit 
Northside Hospital 64 Prevention of Functional Decline Using a Nurse Driven Mobility Protocol 
Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center 65 Increasing Quality by Catching Falling Stars
NYU Langone Medical Center 66 Creating a Culture of Safety at the Unit Level; Safety is the Core Value of Leaders
Our Lady of the Lake Regional 67 Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospital Elderly
Palmetto Health 68 Increasing Early Mobility on a ACE Unit: Tracking the Number of Steps Walked and the Amount of Time Spent Taking Them
Palmetto Health Alliance & South University 69

Hand Lotions as Unrecognized Source of Pathogenic Bacteria

Presence St. Joseph Medical Center 70 The Effectiveness of Using Brightly Colored Dinnerware to Increase Food Intake in the Older Adult
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital 71 Falls Safety Agreement: Evidence-based Benefits of Patient Contracting in Hospitalized Older Adults
Rochester General Hospital 72 Apply This: GRN competency-based Learning Labs & Activities Translating geriatric evidence into daily practice
South County Hospital 73 Fall Reduction Program: Rapid Cycle Improvements and Sustaining Results
St. Francis Medical Center, Bon Secours Virginia 74 Re-formatting Discharge Instructions for Health Literacy and the Elderly
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center 75 Enhancing Compliance to the Seated Portion of a Hospital Mobility Bundle: A Mixed Method Case Study
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center 76 Let's Drop a Bundle on Falls at No Cost: Quality Improvement the Collaborative Way
St. Luke's University Hospital 77 Energizing Beginner NICHE Resource RNs and PCAs: An Innovative Educational Approach
Tampa General Hospital 78 Improving Patient Safety During Transition of Care From Nurse to Nurse: Bedside Reporting on an ACE Unit
Texas Health Harris Hospital Fort Worth 79 Creating a Best Practice Osteoporosis Protocol in Elderly Hip Fracture Patients
Texas Health Harris Hospital Fort Worth 80 Intermediate Care for High Risk Geriatric Hip Fracture
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas 81 When Laughing is No Longer Funny: Managing Transient Urinary Incontinence in Hospitalized Elderly Women
The Miriam Hospital 82 Collaborative Education For Falls Reduction: A Joint Nursing and Rehabilitaiton Services Education Competency 
The Miriam Hospital  83 Using Innovative, Evidenced Based Strategies in a Rehabitlitative Setting to Successfully Decrease Falls Attributed to New, State of the Art Exercise Equiment 
UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center and Orthpaedic Hospital 84 Geriatric Unit Call Bell Response Initiative for Improving Patient Safety
University Hospital of North Affirdshird, UK 85 Nurse-Led Fracture Liaison Service: Preventing Secondary Fracture In Older Adults
Univeristy of Michigan 86 A Twist on a Traditional Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit: Multiple Organization Interprofessional Collaboration
UPMC McKeesport 87 Skin Tears: An Opportunity To Adopt Best Practices at UPMC McKeesport
Christus Santa Rosa Hospital Medical Center 88 "Transitions". Effectiveness of a Restorative Aide: Moving the Patient Across the Continuum of Care
El Camino Hospital 89 Lights! Camera! Action! - Transitions Telepresence Reduces Readmissions
John C. Lincoln Health Network 90 Congestive Heart Failure Skilled Nursing Facility Transition Program
Kennedy Univeristy Hospital-Stratford 91 The Advancement of NICHE to Kennedy University Hospital's Sister Campuses
Kennedy University Hospital-Stratford 92 Community Education: How One Team Spread the Word About Geriatrics
Landspitali University Hospital 93 My Grandma is Again in the Emergency Department
Little Falls Hospital  94 Transitioning from Hospital to Home
Moffitt Cancer Center 95 UNAVAILABLE
Pinnacle Health System 96 Development of a Heart Failure Literacy Test
Riverside Regional Medical Center 97 Readmission Huddles on an Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital 98 A Geographic Approach and Train-the-Trainer Model for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)
South County Hospital Healthcare Systems 99 Population Health Management of the Heart Failure Patient 
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth 100 UNAVAILABLE
UCLA Health System 101 Utilizing a Needs Assessment to Implement a Focused End of Life (EOL) Education Program for Geriatrics Nurses
University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital 102 Improving Care Transitions: Utilizing a Geriatric Interprofessional Scholar Program to Hardwire Geriatric Processes Throughout a Hospital
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center 103 A Positive Discharge "Touch": Implementation of a Centralized Nurse-Led Hospital Discharge Telephone Call Program
Yale School of Nursing: Kingsbook Jewish Medical Center  104 Translation Science: “Being There When It Counts” - Bereavement Support Team in a Palliative Care Program