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ColumbiaDoctors selects Wellcentive as technology partner for advanced population health management Full suite of Wellcentive products and services will support participation in current and emerging value-based reimbursement programs ColumbiaDoctors, the multispecialty clinical practice of New York's Columbia University Medical Center, will deploy Wellcentive's full suite of products and services to support current and future population health management initiatives. ColumbiaDoctors will extend Wellcentive's platform to its 1,100-plus membership, coupled with an expanded, centralized ColumbiaDoctors' population health management team, to optimize clinical and financial outcomes in shared savings and bundled-payment initiatives. "We met Wellcentive while researching one product category, and ultimately chose the full solution set for its comprehensive,

provider-facing support of population health management," said ColumbiaDoctors' Peter Stetson, MD, MA, and Chief Medical Informatics Officer. "The tools will enhance care coordination and outcomes reporting that will continue to drive value-based medicine." Wellcentive Senior Vice President Terry Boch said the partnership with ColumbiaDoctors is a strong example of the healthcare industry's transition from fee-forservice to value-based payment models. "The years of development behind Wellcentive solutions and services continue to generate significant rewards for forwardlooking providers," said Boch.

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St. Catherine’s Stroke Program gains International Recognition for Excellence in Patient Outcomes St. Catherine of Siena will be recognized at the 2014 International Stroke Conference (ISC), sponsored by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, for exceptional stroke care. The 2014 ISC will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, February 12-14 and St. Catherine’s stroke team will present an abstract of their “Minimizing Door to Needle Times for Administration of IV rtPA in Acute Ischemic Stroke” report. The abstract shares the hospital’s “best practices” in reducing door to needle time for administration of the “clot busting” drug during the very early phase of an ischemic stroke. “This is a prestigious accomplishment for our stroke program, as only a select group of abstracts are accepted into this conference by the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association,” said St. Catherine’s Stroke Coordinator Catherine Videtto, RN, MSN, CCRN, ANP, CPHQ. The ISC is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. The 2½-day conference features more than 1,300 presentations that emphasize basic, clinical and translational sciences as they evolve toward a more complete understanding of stroke pathophysiology with the overall goal of developing more effective prevention and treatment. Sessions in clinical categories will center on stroke community risk factors, emergency care, acute neuroimaging, endovascular and nonendovascular treatment, diagnosis, cerebrovascular occlusive disease, in-hospital treatment, and outcomes of stroke. The goal of this international conference is to bring a spectrum of the very best and cutting edge research to the international community of health care professionals and scientists. St. Catherine’s Stroke Program was recognized previously at the 2012 ISC—where the team shared data from a poster presentation titled “Reducing Incidence of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia After Acute Stroke Through Implementation of Simple Bedside Swallow Assessment”. This abstract was later published in the prestigious peer reviewed journal Stroke. As a direct result of this publication, St. Catherine of Siena was contacted by a large hospital system in Australia to assist with their “best practices” clinical research to reduce the incidence of pneumonia in their hospitals. ”One of the main goals of our stroke program is to

share innovative best clinical practices that have been developed to optimize patient outcomes throughout the stroke continuum of care— at St. Catherine’s we are proud of these achievements because it is all about giving the best care we can to our patients,” said Videtto. St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center is a New York State designated Stroke Center and has received Honor Roll recognition for thrombolytic management of acute ischemic stroke (2011 and 2013) and Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus award for excellence in quality for stroke and TIA management (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. For more information about St. Catherine’s Stroke Program, please call (631) 870-3444 or visit


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NJ Biz names Barry Ostrowsky to the 2014 ‘Power 100’ List of the 100 Most Powerful People in New Jersey Business Barnabas Health President and Chief Executive Officer, Barry H. Ostrowsky, has been named to NJ Biz’s 2014 “Power 100” list. The list recognizes the 100 most powerful people in New Jersey Business and includes leaders in government, health care, insurance, sports and development, among others. The magazine noted that Mr. Ostrowsky “runs the largest hospital system in the state. Wherever we go in health care, Barry and Barnabas will be a part of it. He’s definitely one of the leaders.” Barnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest integrated health care delivery system annually providing treatment and services for more than two million patients. Mr. Ostrowsky leads the system’s initiatives ensuring the highest quality healthcare for patients, and is spearheading a system-wide endeavor to promote healthier living for employees and the communities it serves. Barnabas Health includes six acute care hospitals (three are teaching hospitals), two children’s hospitals, ambulatory care centers, provided geriatric centers, a freestanding behavioral health center, New Jersey’s largest statewide behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, pharmacy services, multi-site imaging centers, three accountable care organizations, and a medical group. The system is comprised of 18,500 employees (second largest private employer in New Jersey); 4,600 physicians (representing one-fifth of the state’s actively practicing physicians), and 445 residents (the state’s largest non-university complement of residents). Among Barnabas Health’s nationally recognized services and facilities are: New Jersey’s only certified burn treatment facility top ten in the U.S.; world-class cardiology and cardiac surgery services – regionally ranked by U.S. News & World Report as high performing; the state’s oldest, most experienced heart transplant program - nationally ranked second of adult programs, performed more than 700 transplants; pediatric cardiac surgery in partnership with NYU School of Medicine; New Jersey’s only lung transplant program; two kidney transplant centers ranked third in the nation of 240 centers, with nearly 40 years of experience; six Joint Commission-certified acute coronary syndrome centers; six accredited stroke centers; comprehensive robotic surgery services; widely recognized services for neurology and neurosurgery, reproductive medicine and science, oncology, geriatrics, and women’s health; and three highest level neonatal intensive care units. Barnabas Health is the only health care Founding Partner of the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games. Mr. Ostrowsky joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 1991 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. He served in the same role at Barnabas Health, when the System was created in 1996. He assumed the title of President and Chief Operating Officer in 2010, and his present title in January, 2012. Prior to joining Barnabas Health, Mr. Ostrowsky was a Senior Partner in the law firm of Brach Eichler. Throughout his career Mr. Ostrowsky has been actively involved in many organizations. Mr. Ostrowsky received an AB from Rutgers University and a JD from the University of Tennessee School of Law.

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Ask An Expert By Nancy Vetter, Senior Vice President, Nexera Consulting

Playing Your Cards Right – Perfecting the Physician Preference Card Process National Doctor’s Day is March 30, but hospital employees are well aware of the vital role doctors play in healthcare decisionmaking every day. Therefore, one of the principal concerns of any healthcare institution is making sure that physicians have what they need to provide patient care—especially inside the operating room. Physician preference cards not only outline the instruments, supplies, and equipment that doctors need to perform at their best, they are a fundamental component of daily processes in the perioperative setting. Importantly, they affect patient safety and the success of OR procedures. Given the cost, patient care, and administrative implications of preference cards, evaluating the efficacy of the systems around them should be a regular occurrence. Among its many benefits, establishing an efficient, up-to-date physician preference card process can result in a vastly improved work environment. The incorrect use of preference cards can lead to increased labor and procedural costs. For example, if nurses have to leave the OR for requested supplies—supplies that were not properly indicated on the cards—it can affect the procedure (e.g., additional setup and pickup time) and patient safety (e.g., extended period under anesthesia). The misuse of cards can also create unnecessary product waste. Additionally, preference cards can impact expenses organization-wide. Accurate cards are indispensable tools for identifying cost per procedure. Since many of these cards are filed electronically, data can be captured to track expenses and simplify billing through the creation of charge lists for completed procedures. They can also be valuable resources for hospital supply chain staff who, in conjunction with physicians, can examine supply and equipment expenses to ensure that the highest quality, most costeffective items are used. Also, with accurate cards, inventory can be stocked more efficiently upon depletion. Many hospitals have outdated or non-digital cards. Or they simply don’t use them. Nexera recognizes the importance of physician preference card technologies to institutional operations, costs, and patient outcomes. Among other things, we recommend that perioperative service line specialists be assigned to update cards regularly for each OR surgeon by tracking product changes using a maintenance schedule. More generally, we strongly suggest using digital cards. Digital cards feed supply data back into the system (Item Master), and can help with tracking, ordering, budgeting, and more. An added benefit? Optimized preference cards improve staff morale and performance. Implemented correctly, physician preference card processes demonstrate the value that an organization places on their OR teams. Nexera can give your organization an unbiased evaluation of your procedures and technologies (both scheduling and purchasing) to optimize physician preference card systems. With its potential to make a significant, positive impact on patient, physician, and staff satisfaction—as well as your institution's bottom line—examining your physician preference cards cannot be overlooked. Nancy Vetter is Senior Vice President, Nexera Consulting. She holds more than 25 years of healthcare experience in both the hospital and consulting environments, where she has had responsibility for cost-reduction and revenue enhancement efforts that have helped hospitals achieve significant savings through clinical, financial, and operational improvements. She was a critical care nurse for over ten years.

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Bridging the Transition With countless hours of clinical and classroom education, student nurses are rigorously prepared for their professional roles. Yet, according to theorist Patricia Benner’s Stages of Clinical Competence, new graduates start their careers as “advanced beginners.” Based on her theory, knowledge and skills are embedded through education; however, new nurses do not have a foundation of in-depth patient encounters. These experiences allow nurses to recognize what to prioritize with speed and flexibility. Learning comes through actual practice in order to progress in this field. Therefore, nurse externships and nurse residency programs give students and new graduates a chance to gain valuable training to develop competency and expertise for excellent nursing care. The Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have teamed up to create the Initiative on the Future of Nursing to implement recommendations for nurse training, education, and professional development. One of the recommendations includes implementing nurse residency programs in order to ease the transition to practice. Research compiled regarding Versant's 2010 RN residency program correlate to positive job satisfaction, self confidence and lower turn-over rates. Studies from Casey et al., 2004; Halfer and Grad, 2006 demonstrate that turn-over rates for new nurses stem from inadequate time and guidance in the development of priority setting abilities. New grad's stress increases without this type of mentorship. These factors are significantly reduced with RN residency programs that assist with decreasing frustrations in the work environment. Prior to graduation, nursing students can also gain valuable experienced-based competence by participating in summer externship programs. These growing programs throughout the country provide students with hands-on experience under direct supervision from a RN preceptor. According to the Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, nurse externs become more engaged in the healthcare scene and gain awareness as they transition into the professional nurse role. This enhanced clinical competency acquired by working alongside mentoring nurses can boost fundamental skills and health assessments. Going from novice nurse to expert takes years of experience and practice. New nurses are challenged with a fast paced, highly acute healthcare system. To aid in the transition to the professional practice role, nurse externships and residencies increase confidence and job satisfaction. These programs are becoming increasingly popular due to research supporting their positive outcomes.

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Winthrop-University Hospital: Helping patients in the fight against prostate cancer When the diagnosis is prostate cancer, patients not only want the best options for care, but they want the expertise of a team of skilled clinicians to provide it to them. Patients will find that combination at Winthrop-University Hospital. In the area of cancer care, Winthrop has established itself as a world-class leader in a range of treatment options, including the use of CyberKnife radiosurgery, particularly for treating prostate cancer. This technology utilizes highly targeted radiation beams rather than actual surgery to treat both benign and malignant tumors. CyberKnife is a five-day treatment that requires no incisions and is performed on an outpatient basis. Each day, treatments of 30-45 minutes are delivered, and patients are allowed to return to their normal activities afterward. There is no recovery time for CyberKnife patients; however, the real advantage is the CyberKnife’s accuracy. “With the CyberKnife, we are able to give 10–15 percent more radiation photos provided to the tumor,” said Jonathan Haas, Aaron Katz, MD, Chairman of the Department of Urology at Winthrop-University Hospital, examines a patient. MD, Chief of Radiation Oncology at For patients who are not candi- course to expand the robotic surgery Following CyberKnife treatment, “Very few of our patients reWinthrop. “The CyberKnife’s sub-millimeter accuracy makes it a patients with prostate cancer have quire hormones,” Dr. Haas says. dates for CyberKnife, a range of program for treatment of prostate, better radiation treatment compared shown significantly lower PSA lev- “CyberKnife technology enhances other advanced treatment options bladder and kidney cancers, as well to other delivery mechanisms; its els and most, according to Dr. Haas, patient satisfaction on multiple are available at Winthrop, including as the use of cryotherapy, which laparoscopic/robotic prostatectomy Dr. Katz helped pioneer. levels.” quicker treatment time is a bonus.” do not require hormone therapy. for those with the most complex Dr. Katz is also working diliprostate cancers; prostate cryother- gently to establish an integrated apy which involves freezing all men’s health center at Winthrop, the (total) or half (focal) of the prostate first on Long Island. gland; and focal laser ablation, “There is a need for one place which utilizes precisely targeted where men can come to get help heat to burn away prostate cancer with diet, cancer screenings, heart cells. Hormone therapy, immune health and other matters,” said therapy and chemotherapy are also Dr. Katz, who most recently was offered at Winthrop’s brand new Vice Chairman of Urology at state-of-the-art Adult Oncology and Columbia University Medical Center. Hematology Infusion Center for Research is also a focus. Thanks more advanced prostate cancer to Dr. Katz’s efforts, the Department cases, and active surveillance – is also participating in a clinical trial which involves simply monitoring of high-intensity focused ultrasound the cancer with PSA tests and biop- (hiFU) treatment for the recurrence sies, along with a regimen of diet, of prostate cancer in men previously nutrition and exercise – may be rec- treated via radiation. ommended, particularly for low“When this becomes approved risk disease or in older patients. for use, the Winthrop team will Aaron Katz, MD, Chairman of have gained a tremendous amount Winthrop’s Department of Urology, of knowledge and experience with is determined that patients with uro- these procedures, an advantage for logical conditions or urology-related patients who will be seeking this cancers find the most advanced treat- treatment,” said Dr. Katz. ments and surgeries at Winthrop. For more information about Since joining the world-class prostate cancer care at Winthrop, Jonathan Haas, MD, Chief of the Division of Radiation Oncology at Winthrop-University Hospital, medical team at Winthrop in 2012, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit speaks with a patient prior to undergoing CyberKnife treatment. Dr. Katz and his staff have set a

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education & careers High school students “explore” health care career options in St. Catherine of Siena’s Health Care Career Exploration and Internship Program

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St. Catherine of Siena’s Health Care Career Exploration and Internship Program has officially kicked off and students from Commack High School, Smithtown High School East and West, are now exploring and learning with experienced professionals. The 16-week program, which runs from January to June, offers students the opportunity to take part in 90- minute workshops/presentations from professionals at both the hospital and nursing and rehabilitation care center. During the semester the students commit 30 hours of volunteer work outside of their

school hours. The program meets all New York State Education Department guidelines, and after completion, participating students receive half a health credit. The Health Care Career Exploration and Internship Program initiated through a partnership with the Smithtown Industry Advisory Board to offer high school students the opportunity to earn credits while gaining hands-on experience. For more information about St. Catherine’s Health Care Career Exploration and Internship Program, please call (631) 870-3444 or visit

Mercy Leagues Healthcare Scholarship Applications Available Applications are now being accepted for the Sister Mary Grace Memorial Scholarship in Health Care sponsored by the Council of Leagues of Mercy Medical Center. Sister Mary Grace was a Moderator of the Leagues of Mercy for many years and encouraged individuals to pursue service to the sick. The scholarships in her memory, which in the past have ranged from $500 to $2,000, are awarded on a one-time basis to worthy students in financial need who are studying for a career in healthcare. For more information regarding this scholarship or to obtain an application, please call the League office at (516) 705-1833. The deadline for submitting applications is April 30, 2014.

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NEW JERSEY LEAGUE FOR NURSING CONVENTION "Leadership In A New Era: Engaging, Empowering, Evolving"

Professional Education Day – March 26, 2014 Convention – March 27 – 28, 2014 Tropicana Casino & Resort, Atlantic City, NJ

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION DAY - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 A REGIONAL WORKSHOP FOR NURSE EDUCATORS (Separate Registration Fee Required for This Program)

“Transforming Nursing Education Through Evidence-Based Teaching” Presented by

Judith Halstead, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN Meeting the national call to radically transform nursing education requires nurse educators to carefully reconsider long-standing teaching practices. Basing our practice as educators upon evidence is key to promoting quality in our nursing programs. This presentation will focus on the challenges and opportunities related to embracing evidence-based teaching and identify strategies for developing personally and Register early for this knowledge-filled program!! professionally as a scholar in nursing education.

CONVENTION – DAY ONE Thursday, March 27


Keynote Session…Back By Popular Demand! Dr. Phyllis Quinlan –Coach of Energetic Healing “A Profession in Caring Is Not A Sprint, It’s a Marathon – Sustaining the Joy of Practicing Nursing”

CONVENTION – DAY TWO Friday, March 28th

Keynote Session… “Spite In White: Nurses and Relational Aggression” Dr. Cheryl Dellasega, Best selling author! **********


Continuing Education Sessions & Posters Exhibits of Products & Services **********

Convention Luncheon… “Legal Aspects of Evolving Social Media in Education and Practice” Kathleen Gialanella, RN, Esq. (Earn Contact Hours for All Programs & Posters)

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Convention Luncheon… “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Civilians” Saundra Austin-Benn, MSN, APN, (Earn Contact Hours for All Programs & Posters)


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Keynote Speaker Dr. Phyllis Quinlan “A Profession in Caring Is Not A Sprint, It’s A Marathon – Sustaining The Joy of Practicing Nursing

Dr. Phyllis S. Quinlan has practiced in a variety of emergency services, acute care and long term care settings throughout her 30 plus year nursing career. She has promoted balanced living and a healthy work environment. She is a contributing author of 7 books within the Professional Woman Network anthology dedicated to empowering women. During Dr. Quinlan’s opening keynote session, she will identify the characteristics of an individual at risk for losing joy in the practice of nursing. Compassion fatigue will be defined and ways will be identified to regain perspective and insight. The five key features of a transformational leadership will be discussed and the role these features play in a sustainable, joyful future in nursing practice.

CONVENTION LUNCHEON Thursday-March 27th “Legal Aspects of Evolving Social Media in Education and Practice” Kathleen Gialanella, RN, Esq. will identify the different ways Social Media and other forms of electronic communication are used in nursing education and practice. The knowledge gaps that students, educators and practitioners have about the use of social media in patient care settings will be discussed. Some individuals are getting into dilemmas with their schools, places of employment and professional licensing boards due to inappropriate use of these technologies. Recent legislation regarding the use of social media in education and practice will be described. Health care scenarios will be used to discuss ethical and legal implications.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER- March 28th “Spite In White: Nurses and Relational Aggression”

Dr. Cheryl Dellasega Cheryl Dellasega, PhD,RN,CRNP, is a relational aggression expert and the author of six books on issues affecting women. She has appeared as an expert on national television including: The Today Show, Good Morning America, and MSNBC. Relational aggression (RA), or the use of behaviors rather than physical aggression to hurt another, is sometimes called “female bullying.” As a female dominate profession, nurses are often accused of ‘eating their young’ through RA. By discussing RA, its problematic impact for the profession and strategies for overcoming RA, participants will be informed with suggestions to transform the work place.

CONVENTION LUNCHEON Friday-March 28th “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Civilians ” Saundra Austin-Benn, MSN, APN, will address a reminder for nurses that civilians are at risk of PTSD as well as veterans. In civilians PTSD is under considered and not diagnosed. Examples of anxiety, fight or flight response, fright and stress will be provided. There are many varied symptoms of PTSD; occurrence in realistic situations and predictability of PTSD will all be explored. Treatments available will be outlined.

NOTE: Luncheon fees are in addition to general convention registration. Advance registration is required. Contact Hours will be awarded. See Registration Form for details.

A REGIONAL WORKSHOP FOR NURSE EDUCATORS—Wed. March 26th “Transforming Nursing Education Through Evidence-Based Teaching” Presented by: Judith Halstead, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN Register Early for this knowledge filled program and Save $$ !! Separate Registration Fee Required: visit–

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2014 NEW JERSEY LEAGUE FOR NURSING CONVENTION PROGRAM Sponsors: Walden University, Assessment Technology Institute (ATI), The Wright Choice Agencies Kaplan Nursing, JFK-Muhlenberg Snyder Schools, Care Point School of Nursing,

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Accommodating Today’s Nursing Students: The Relationship Between Disability Services and the Nursing Education Department Nancy Berger, MSN,RN,CNE, Dir. Nursing Education & Jason Holmwood, MS,MA, Counselor at Middlesex County College

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Convention Registration Open GRAND EXHIBITION HALL OPEN (Free Morning Refreshments) New Jersey Nursing Convention’s Opening Ceremonies


Discuss additional educational needs of some of today’s nursing students and the services appropriate to accommodate these needs. The types of disabilities of some students will be explored. The process of determining implementation of reasonable accommodations will be discussed, as well as the role of faculty, Disability Services and the student in this process.

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

KEYNOTE SESSION (Contact Hours) Topic: “A Profession In Caring Is Not A Sprint, It’s a Marathon -Sustaining the Joy of Practicing Nursing” Speaker: Dr. Phyllis Quinlan, Founder, MFW Consultants, Queens County, NY


From Presentation to Published Article Lorraine Steefel, DNP, RN, CTN-A, Nurse Educator/Clinical Coordinator, Rutgers/University Behavioral HealthCare


Yes, We Can Reduce Readmissions Alyce Brophy, RN, BSN, MPH, President/CEO, Community Visiting Nurses, and Alyssa Kizun, MSW, LCSW, CCM, Director of Care Management, Somerset Medical Center “Transitions of Care” refers to the movement of patients between health care practitioners, settings and home as their condition and

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Visit Exhibits & Poster Sessions (Contact Hours) There will be 18 Poster Presentations available for review that highlight current issues in health care.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

NEW JERSEY LEAGUE FOR NURSING CONVENTION LUNCHEON (Contact Hour) Topic: “Legal Aspects of Evolving Social Media in Education and Practice” Speaker: Kathleen Gialanella, RN, Esq. Private Practice, Westfield, NJ

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. STU-1 – TOPIC: SPEAKER: OBJECTIVES:

STUDENT TRACK -- CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSION NCLEX Test Tips Laura Moskaluk, RN, MSN, CNE, Faculty, Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.



Discuss key points of transforming a presentation into a published article; In addition to a pre-test and post-test, participants will write a purpose statement for a publishable article from key points of this presentation. The how of finding an appropriate journal for the publishable topic, finding author guidelines, and following them, and how to write a suitable query letter will also be discussed.

needs change. Poor care coordination and practices have been identified as major contributors to poor quality and waste as patients move through various health care settings. Participants will discuss root causes of poor transitions of care; identify and contrast models of care transition that have been shown to be effective; utilize the Coleman Transition Model to identify significant elements in a case study; and discuss outcome measures, evaluation and lessons learned.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Review of basis prioritization mnemonic; review of alternate form questions; sample NCLEX style questions for analysis; Discuss participants choices to increase confidence in prioritizing assignments and assessments.

Sylvia C. Edge Endowment Reception Hosted by the Sylvia C. Edge Endowment Board and the New Jersey League for Nursing

Friday, March 28, 2014

NOTE: SESSION A-1 & STU-2 is designed to appeal to both Nurses and Student Nurses

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Convention Registration Open GRAND EXHIBITION HALL OPEN (Free Morning Refreshments ) EXHIBIT HALL OPEN & POSTER SESSION (Contact Hours)


Be In A Constant State of Readiness – Interviews, Resumes, & Portfolios Buffy Reilly, MSN, RN, APN, CNE, Asst. Professor, County College of Morris

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

KEYNOTE SESSION (Contact Hours) Topic: “Spite In White: Nurses and Relational Aggression ” (Contact Hour) Speaker: Cheryl Dellasega, PhD, RN, CRNP, Professor of Humanities, College of Medicine and Professor of Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University


A Choice One Makes: The Power of Forgiveness Barbara Chamberlain, PhD, APRN, MBA, President, BJC Consultants

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Visit Exhibits & Poster Session (Contact Hours)

Define the concept of forgiveness, what it is and what it is not, and the consequences. Increasing one’s knowledge base of the process of forgiveness and the choice to forgive includes uncovering your anger, deciding to forgive, working on forgiveness as well as discovery and release.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



POLST – Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment Carolyn Holl, RN, MA, CPN, CNE, Asst. Professor Nursing, Raritan Valley Community College Jeanne R. Kerwin, DMH, CT, Coordinator, Ethics & Palliative Care Program, Overlook Medical Center


Discussion on the most important element of POLST and differentiate between POLST and Advance Directives. Importance of nursing professionals understanding how POLST works, as well as its elements is focused on so nurses can and should assist appropriate individuals to complete a POLST, look for it on admission and how to honor it before giving care.


The Journey to Motivating & Engaging The Bedside RN in Research & Evidence-Base Practice Valera Hascup, PhD, MSN, RN, CTN, CCES, Asst. Professor, School of Nursing, Kean University & Nurse Researcher, Somerset Medical Center


Disseminate information about the development of the PhD RNs Nurse Researcher role in a community hospital setting, discuss the barriers and highlight staff successes in research and evidence-based practice endeavors. The discussion of the history and purpose of the PhD RN role in clinical settings will include the difference between Nurse Researcher and Research Nurse, a literature review and the impetus for the development in the community hospital will include the vision of the CNO, needs assessment, plus theories and models for change.


Palliative Care – It’s Not A Consolation Prize Christina Lackey, RN, CHPN , Palliative Care RN, Somerset Medical Center


To improve awareness of the use of technology that can be used to develop a professional portfolio showcasing skill sets and unique characteristics, this session will discuss the differences between a professional resume and an electronic portfolio;discuss interview techniques that enhance qualifications. Nurses need to stand out when looking for a nursing position.

Diabetes: Improving Outcomes – How Sweet It Is Dawn Gallagher, RN, CDE, and Jackie Plick, RN, BSN, ANP-C, CDE, Diabetes Nurse Educators, Somerset Diabetes Center at Somerset Medical Center Identify current diabetes management practices and medication therapies, as well as new medication therapies and medications on the horizon to the Diabetes marketplace. Insulin pump therapy will be discussed and new diabetes education techniques for hospitalized patients and their preparation for discharge. The role of the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) as a partner in improving patient outcomes and wellness will be discussed.


How Compassion Fatigue Effects Nurse Educators Patricia Price, EdD, RN, Asst. Professor, Rowan University

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.



Organ and Tissue Donation: The Gift of Life That Extends Beyond the Required Contact Hour for Nurses Barbara Turci, BSN, CPTC, Organ & Tissue Donation Education Manager, NJ Sharing Network

Define compassion fatigue as it relates to nurse educators. The various roles and responsibilities of the nurse educator will be explored. The mental, physical and psychosocial aspects of compassion fatigue will be identified, as well as its profound effects and insidious on-set to assist nurse educators in recognizing their occurrence. Positive coping strategies and interventions will be discussed so the effects of compassion fatigue can be limited.

Discuss the clinical aspects of organ donation and the recovery process as well as the specific role of the RN in complying with federal and state requirements to assure every opportunity to save and enhance lives through donation. The scope of the need for organs and tissue transplantation, the role of the Organ Procurement Organization (OPO), and common myths and misconceptions will be discussed. This program will provide information to increase knowledge, skill, comfort level and practice in respect to organ and tissue donation; it will also assist NJ nurses to meet state requirements for organ donation education essential to re-licensure.

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Explore the philosophy and principles of hospice and palliative care and how these care models can be integrated across patient care settings, as well as the life span. The role of the nurse in providing quality palliative care will be discussed as a form of interdisciplinary care that can be delivered with curative therapies to promote the quality of life at any stage of illness. Changes in population demographics influencing the necessity of improved preparation in palliative care delivery will be offered.

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CollaborationLEAGUE in International Service Learning Experiences in the Dominican Republic 2014 NEW JERSEY FOR NURSING CONVENTION PROGRAM



Collaboration in International Service Learning Experiences in the Dominican Republic Eileen Speechio, PhD, RN, Professor of Nursing, Lynne McEnroe, MSN,RN, Instructor of Nursing; P Josephine Sanchez, RN, MSN, Instructor of Nursing; Thomas Barrett, PhD, Assoc. Professor & Course of Study Coordinator Graduate Programs in Psychology, College of Saint Elizabeth


The service learning experience offered by the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) in the Dominican Republic will be addressed in terms of its components and the core elements of several levels of collaboration that contribute to the program’s success. Presenters will give examples of the collaboration in each of the following relationships: Students of RN – BSN program and accelerated BSN program, counseling psychology graduate students with RN students and academic programs with T Foundation for Peace NGO. Lesson learned from these experiences and their common factors will be summarized.

Speaker: Saundra Austin-Benn, MSN, APN, P 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

NEW JERSEY LEAGUE FOR NURSING CONVENTION LUNCHEON (Contact Hours) CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS ( Topic: “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Civilians” V Speaker: Saundra Austin-Benn, MSN, APN, Private Practice in Psychotherapy

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m D-1 - TOPIC: SPEAKERS: OBJECTIVES:


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Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements: Tools of Empowerment Dr. Wendy Skiba-King Evidence based use of complementary and alternative therapies will be discussed. Recognizing that consumer demand influences health care practices and delivery, nurses need to increase their knowledge of

complementary medicine CQI Is Not Myalternative Business…Or Isand It? therapies and their integration into traditional medicine. Nurses can develop their leadership role in this area and contribute to quality care when they pay attention to diverse health care belief systems and M


health care practices, natural healing practices, plus the current science and the growing body of research on natural supplements and therapies. Evidence based use of complementary and alternative therapies will be discussed.


Participants will have opportunity to get a hands-on

CQI Is NotinMy Is It? out at UCHC and take all or part of this training to their personal work experience howBusiness…Or CQI training is carried Magie Conrad, DNP, MPA, RN,CTN-A, Chief Nursing Administrator, Rutgers/University Behavioral HealthCare s Designed to share the history and experiences of University Correctional health Care’s (UCHC) programming and strategies to

increase staff involvement in the–continuous quality improvement (CQI) process and thus involve all staff to take action and make Professional Engagement A Lifetime Relationship changes within their work settings. Participants will have opportunity to get a hands-on J


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Professional Engagement – A Lifetime Relationship Joan Braun, MA, RN-BC, Professional Development Dept. Director, Raritan Bay Medical Center Nurses’ engagement in professional development activities is paramount to creating a dynamic, healthy and meaningful work place for the nurse to thrive, grow and provide quality patient outcomes. The value of professional engagement will be identified in terms of motivational theory, global and individual benefits. Strategies and influencing factors that promote a nurse’s professional commitment will be explored. A professional development video will be shown.

New Jersey League for Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. P250-9/11-14. The planners and speakers have declared that they have nothing to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.


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Bernstein & Associates, Architects Founded in 1990, Bernstein & Associates, Architects, specializes in the design and construction of hospital and healthcare facilities. Our focus: high-quality design, excellent service, and client satisfaction. We have worked for over 100 hospitals and another 200 private healthcare facilities, across the United States. Our project types have included all hospital and healthcare service groups, including: Adult Day Care, Alcoholism Treatment Facilities, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Assisted Living, Cancer Centers, Cardiac Cath, Cardiology, CCU/ICU, Clinics, Coronary Care, Dental, Dermatology, Dialysis Clinics, Doctors Offices, Drug Treatment Facilities, Elder Care, Employee and Student Health Support Services, Emergency Departments, Emergency Preparedness, Endoscopy, ENT, Expert Witness, Group Practices, Hospices, Hospitals, Infectious Disease, Information Systems, Intensive Care, JCAHO Survey, Joint Commission Survey, Laboratories, Master Plans, Medical Offices, Medical Equipment, Medical Libraries, Medical Records, Neurology, Nursing Homes, Ophthalmology/Eye Center, OB/Gyn, Orthopedic, Pain Care Facilities, Pathology, Patient Safety Consulting Services, Pediatric, Pharmacy, Physical Fitness and Sports, PT/OT, Primary Care Programs, Psychiatric, Radiology, Rehabilitation, Senior Citizen Facilities, Sleep Centers, Social Services, Statement of Conditions, Surgical Suites and Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Urgent Care Centers, and USP 797 Consulting Services. The firm's projects have won design awards from Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, and the Architectural Woodworking Institute, and have been published in Advance, Health Facilities Management, Medical Technology Today, Bio/Technology, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, Design Solutions, Hospitality Design, Sound and Communication, Contract Design and Hospital Newspaper. Architectural Services include: programming, planning, design, construction documents, bidding and negotiation, and construction administration. The firm also offers sustainable or “green” healthcare design. The firm has a number of LEED-accredited professionals, has successfully completed numerous green healthcare projects, and has published articles on “Greening the Healthcare Environment”. Project Management (or Owner’s Representative Services) is offered as a stand-alone service through our affiliated project management company, Empire Projects, Inc. ( Bernstein & Associates, Architects - PLLC 51201 Broadway - #803, New York, NY 10001 Contact: William N. Bernstein, AIA Managing Principal Tel: 212.463.8200 • Fax: 212.463.9898 NEW YORK - HARTFORD - PRINCETON

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Prepare for a Career in Healthcare Sector Management at Long Island University. Earn an advanced certificate or an M.B.A. degree in the growing field of healthcare management at Long Island University’s Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester. Demand for healthcare managers with business skills has never been greater. Responding to this need, Long Island University has launched a new Healthcare Sector Management program, offering two graduate study options in the field of healthcare administration. After completing your advanced certificate or your M.B.A. at the University’s Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester, you will be prepared to advance in middle and upper management positions in the healthcare industry. Option A: The Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Sector Management Enhance your credentials by enrolling in the advanced certificate program. Certificate candidates will complete four healthcare sector management courses for a total of 12 graduate credits on a part-time basis in just two semesters. Option B:The M.B.A. Degree with a Healthcare Sector Management Concentration

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ELIMINATING HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS TSK Products has over 5 years experience in hospital wide surface disinfection and 20+ years in environmental engineering applications. As an engineers, we develop solutions, not simply sell products. We offer two unique, mobile, surface disinfection options; an UltraViolet light and a hydrogen peroxide fogger. Both are very effective. We look for the best solution to help you control costs and reduce hospital acquired infections.

Students in the M.B.A. program follow the standard 48-credit curriculum, normally completed by part-time students over a 24-month period, with a focus on leadership in healthcare organizations. The Healthcare Sector Management Program will be offered at Long Island University’s Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester, located on the grounds of Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, N.Y. Courses are offered on weekday evenings and on Saturdays. “The healthcare management field is one of the few sectors of our economy we know will continue to grow significantly over the next five years,” according to Dr. Lynn Gunnar Johnson, director of the M.B.A. Healthcare Sector Management program. For more information, please contact the Admissions Department at 914-831-2700 or Long Island University Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase, NY 10577

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education & careers North Shore-LIJ’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research receives U.S. Patent for Traumatic Brain Injury Monitoring Tool Device is useful in monitoring the type of injuries suffered by combat veterans


North Shore-LIJ’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research recently announced that it has received U.S. patent approval for a new device that could help physicians better monitor severe traumatic brain injuries, such as those suffered by combat. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded a $5 million grant in October 2010 to North Shore-LIJ’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the University of Cincinnati to develop the device, called a “smart sensor,” because of its potential to improve outcomes for combat veterans suffering from severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). The smart sensor is currently still in the developmental phase. It is expected to be ready for clinical use in approximately three to four years. While there are tools in use to measure intracranial pressure and brain oxygen levels, other changes that occur inside the brain are more difficult, if not impossible, to monitor. In addition to the above, the smart sensor will allow physicians to monitor parameters such as brain glucose, blood flow, temperature, electrical activity and other aspects of brain chemistry. To design the device, Raj K. Narayan, MD, FACS, chair, neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Chunyan Li, Ph.D., a Feinstein researcher have been collaborating over the past six years with engineers and neurosurgical colleagues at the University of Cincinnati.

“This U.S. patent approval is a major step forward towards the improved monitoring of patients suffering from severe brain injury,” said Dr. Narayan. “The first few hours and days after a patient has suffered a severe brain trauma are crucial. The smart sensor is a catheter system packed with multiple miniaturized sensors that allow for real-time continuous monitoring of key biochemical and physiological parameters. This information can be critically important in deciding how to treat TBI patients. The more information the neurocritical care team has, the better we can help patients recover.” The smart sensor is currently still in the developmental phase. It is expected to be ready for clinical use in approximately three to four years. About The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Headquartered in Manhasset, NY, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is home to international scientific leaders in many areas including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, psychiatric disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, sepsis, human genetics, pulmonary hypertension, leukemia, neuroimmunology, and medicinal chemistry. The Feinstein Institute, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, ranks in the top 6th percentile of all National Institutes of Health grants awarded to research centers. For more information, visit

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Calvary Hospital Founded in 1899, Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only accredited acute care hospital devoted to palliative care for adult advanced cancer patients. Its mission is to address the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Press Ganey has consistently ranked Calvary among the top one percent in patient satisfaction among 7,000 hospitals in the country Each year, Calvary cares for more than 6,000 patients and their families. The continuum of care includes inpatient, outpatient, home hospice, nursing home hospice, home care, and the care of complex wounds. Calvary cares for inpatients at its 200-bed hospital in the Bronx and at its 25-bed Brooklyn satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary@Home offers home care, hospice, and nursing home hospice for patients suffering from advanced cancer and other chronic and acute terminal illnesses. • Home care is available in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and lower Westchester. • Hospice services are offered in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, as well as Nassau, Westchester, and Rockland counties. • also offers hospice services in more than 35 nursing homes in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Westchester, Rockland and Nassau counties. In 2004, Calvary opened the Center for Curative and Palliative Wound Care at its Bronx facility. Since then, a team of experienced physicians, surgeons, and certified wound care nurses has helped more than 800 patients to date with complex chronic wounds caused by complications of diabetes, cancer, venous and arterial disease, and other illnesses.

Jewish Home Lifecare is one of the premier non-profit geriatric and rehabilitation institutions in the country. The Home serves more than 9,000 older adults daily through traditional long term care, subacute care, rehabilitation services, community services and senior housing programs. These services are offered on the Home's three campuses in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Westchester at the Sarah Neuman Center for Healthcare and Rehabilitation, as well as through our Lifecare Services Division, which provides programs throughout the metropolitan area. Many levels of care are provided by the Home's health system so that as needs change, individuals can transfer from one level of care to another. Skilled nursing and medical care are provided 24 hours a day by on-site clinical staff as well as a complement of physicians representing a full range of medical specialties. The Home also educates and trains physicians and medical professionals in geriatrics. In an unprecedented teaching program with Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, over 2400 fourth year Mt. Sinai Medical School students have participated in a mandatory rotation program at the Home. A strong component of the Home's activities include conducting research to improve the quality of life of older adults. Jewish Home Lifecare is the home of the Lester Eisner, Jr. Center for Geriatric Education, the Saul Alzheimer's Disease Special Care Unit (Bronx), the Greenberg Center on Ethics in Geriatrics and Long Term Care and the Center on Pharmacology for the Elderly (COPE). The Home has added a new service titled, CONNECTIONS, an information and referral service for the professional and lay communities, connecting people to programs.

For more information, visit or call the following numbers: Calvary Hospital (718) 518-2300, Calvary@Home (718) 518-2465, and Wound Care (718) 518-2577.

Jewish Home Lifecare Manhattan - Bronx - Sarah Neuman Center 120 West 106th Street, New York, New York, 10025 Call Connections Information and Referral at 212- 870-5919 or 800-544-0304



WORKERS’ COMPENSATION HOSPITAL WORKERS HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED ON THE JOB? Learn What You Must Do To Protect Your Workers' Compensation And Disability Rights! Do Not Make These Mistakes That Can Cost You Benefits 1. You must report the accident or injury as soon as possible, even if you might not lose time from work or need immediate medical care. 2. Report all injuries to all body parts, no matter how minor they may seem. If you do not report it and the injury gets worse over time, the job may deny benefits. 3. Remember, you are entitled to treatment and benefits even if you have previously injured the same body part in a prior accident. Do not let the job tell you different. 4. Your doctor controls the treatment, not risk management. If you need an MRI and the job will not approve it, the experienced attorneys at BAGOLIE FRIEDMAN can fight to get it approved at no cost to you. 5. When you are released from treatment, you may be entitled to money for your injury and disability. You may also collect for repetitive stress, cumulative trauma, cancer, hearing loss & hepatitis. 6. Contact Attorneys Ricky Bagolie or Alan Friedman now for a confidential and free consultation and to discuss your workers' compensation and disability rights. There is no fee if there is no recovery.


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Getting better…. just got better. We are proud to announce that our stunning new nursing center has opened and has private and semi-private rooms with magnificent views of Long Island Sound. United Hebrew is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, multi-service senior living campus serving the Westchester metropolitan area since 1919. Our dedicated short-term rehabilitation suite is staffed by Burke Rehabilitation professionals. The exemplary clinical team of professionals will design a personalized treatment plan for care in our nurturing environment. Features include country kitchens, recreation rooms on each floor, a courtyard garden for recreational use, private dining and family rooms and wireless internet access. United Hebrew Family of Services: • Nursing Home Care • Burke Rehabilitation at United Hebrew • Willow Towers Assisted Living Residence • Soundview Apartments for Independent Seniors • Long Term Home Health Care Program • Azor Home Health Agency For more information or to schedule a tour please call Admissions at 914-632-2804 x1148 or email Karen Nodiff at United Hebrew 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY 10805 914.632.2804

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