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UPMC Passavant Professional Nursing Accomplishments



  • Cupec, Pam. Complications Associated With Orthopaedic Surgeries. An Introduction to Orthopaedic Nursing 5th Edition, pp. 137-164 , April 2018.

Professional Journals

  • Szelc, K., Nicolaus, L., Hayden, M. Internal Experts Collaborate to Reduce Critical Hypoglycemia, Improve Insulin Errors and Administration Timing. American Diabetes Association Journal: Clinical Diabetescd170058, 58, February 2018.
  • Farah, M., Heuston, M.; Dye, Annette; King, M; Shingler-Nace, A. One patient experience inspires nursing staff caring for dying patients. Nursing 2018, 48, pp. 3, March 2018.
  • Hagan, T., McLaughlin, M., Hayden, M., Shumaker, E., Trybus, J., Myers, E., Zabiegalski, A., Cohen, S. Teaching Patients with Advanced Cancer to Self-Advocate: Development and Acceptability of the Strong Together ™ Serious Game. Games for Health Journal 2019: 8(1) 55-63.
  • Hoffman, R., Battaglia, A., Perpetua, Z, Woktaszek, K., Campbell, G. The Clinical Nurse Leader and COVID-19: Leadership and Quality at the Point of Care. July-August 2020. Journal of Professional Nursing, 36 (4), 178-180.

Podium Presentations

  • “Lyme Disease, Thinking Beyond the Stereotypical Rash: Atypical Case Study Presentations.” Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, 2018. Pocono Manor, PA.
    Presented by: Trish Meyer, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, NE-BC-
  • “Involving Nursing in the Design and Implementation of Work Flow to Reduce LWBS.” Press Ganey National Client Conference, 2018. Orlando, Fl .
    Presented by: Elizabeth Tedesco, DNP, RN, CEN, PHRN and Jonathan Landis, MD, FACEP
  • “Transforming Orientation for New Hires: It's Not Just a Phase!” at the ANPD National Conference, 2018. Phoenix, AZ.
    Presented by: Heather Amrhein, BSN, RN, CCRN, CEN and Rebecca Weiss, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, CCRN-K
  • “Stroke and Rehabilitation” Passavant Hospital Foundation Health Education Series, 2019. Community College of Allegheny County/ North, Pittsburgh, PA.
    Presented by: Denise Sponcer, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, CCRN, Nate Schomburg, PT, MPT, NCS, Carmen Scollieri, OTR/L, CPAM, and Lisa Myers, MA, CCC/SLP
  • “Nurse-driven Colon Cancer Screening Initiative to Reach Unscreened Adults in the Community.” Oncology Nursing Society Congress, Virtual Conference, 2020.
    Presented by: Kathleen Bryte, MSN, RN, OCN, Mary A. McLaughlin, MSN, RN, OCN, Elizabeth J. Shumaker, MSN, RN, and Lyn B. Robertson, DrPH, MSN, BSN

Poster Presentations

  • Navigating the "C's" of CJR: Care, Collaboration and Cost at the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) Annual Congress, 2018. Albuquerque, NM.
    Presented by: Pamela Cupec, MS, BSN, RN, ONC, CRRN, ACM
  • “Innovative Staff Education:  At the Drive-In” at the WOCN (Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses) Society’s 50th National Conference, 2018. Philadelphia, PA.
    Presented by: Jessica Johnston, BSN, RN, CWON; Sheryl Fulmer, BA, RN, CWON; Melissa Makofske, RN-BC, WTA; and Yvonne Weideman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNE, CWOCN, CFCN
  • “How Autonomous Nurses Drive The Course Of Observation Care.” ANCC Magnet Conference, 2018. Denver, CO.
    Presented by: Cynthia Stauber, MSN, BS, RN, NE-BC; Susan Hoolahan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Lynn Kosar, MSN, RN, NEA-BC and Beverly Sharp, BSN, RN
  • “Bye Bye Paper, Implementing an Electronic Fall Form and Database” at the ANA Quality and Innovation Conference, 2019. Orlando, FL.
    Presented by: Katie McConnell, MSN, RN, ONC and Rita Parry, RN
  • “Decreasing the incidence of post-operative urinary retention (POUR) and incontinence with the total joint replacement patients after spinal anesthesia in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU): A Quality Improvement Project” at the ASPAN Annual Conference, 2019. Nashville, TN.
    Presented by: Shannon Wishart, MSN, RN, CSRN
  • “Optimization of Diabetic Foot Ulcer Care: A Standardized System-Wide Outpatient Clinical Care Pathway” at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2019. French Lick, IN.
    Presented by: Elizabeth Shumaker, MSN, RN, Joan Nilson, Steven Strong, Dominic J. Barnabei, et al.

Nursing Leadership (Professional/Academic/Service/Organizations)

  • Lisa Cannon, MSN, RN was named to the Advisory Committee, #endnurseabuse Panel, for the American Nurses Association, 2018.
  • Jennifer Hall, MSN, RN, CCM, ACM was elected President of the American Case Management Association (Western PA Chapter), 2018.
  • Lisa Bryan-Morris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC was appointed Board Member – At Large, South Western PA Organization of Nurse Leaders, 2019.
  • Trish Meyer, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, NE-BC was appointed President of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania, 2019.
  • Elizabeth Tedesco, DNP, RN, CEN, PHRN was appointed to the 2021 Emergency Nursing Quality Measures Development Work Team, Emergency Nurses Association, 2021.