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Posters


Donamarie N-Wilfong, DNP, RN, Vice President of Interprofessional Education at Allegheny Health Network and Director of the STAR Center, and Donald J. Wilfong, Jr., MD, Medical Director of the STAR Center and the IPE Department presented the following 5 posters at the 14th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) sponsored by the Society for Simulation In Healthcare held Jan. 25-29, 2014, at the Moscone West Conference Center in San Francisco:

Using Standardized Patients to Train Employees in High-Fidelity Simulations Prior to Opening a New Unit, by Donamarie N-Wilfong, DNP, RN, Anthony Cuda, NREMTP, and Laura Daniel, PhD, STAR Center

Using Standardized Patients to Teach Bone Marrow Aspirations and Biopsies, by Cyrus Khan, MD, and Jaime Mullin, DO, West Penn Hospital, and Donald Wilfong, Jr., MD, Donamarie N-Wilfong, DNP, RN, and Laura Daniel, PhD, STAR Center

Training Medical Assistants Using Simulation as a Teaching and Learning Tool, by Doreen Bonicky, DNP, MBA, RN, Quality and Safety, West Penn Hospital, and Donamarie N-Wilfong, DNP, RN, STAR Center

Using Simulations to Train CV ICU Nurses Prior to Opening a New Unit, by Tom Culley, BSN, MBA, RN, CVRN-BC, Education and Development Dept., West Penn Hospital, and Donamarie N-Wilfong, DNP, RN, and Laura Daniel, PhD, STAR Center

A Partnership Approach to Leadership Development, by Tanya Ulrich, MA, SPHR, Human Resources, Allegheny Health Network, and Donamarie N-Wilfong, DNP, RN, STAR Center

Abstracts


  • Simulation-Based Cryosurgery Intelligent Tutoring System Prototype (2015, May) Sehrawat A, Keelan R, Shimada K, Wilfong DM, McCormick JT, Rabin Y.

  • Effective Simulation lab design:  Replicating the Patient experience from admission to discharge Podium presentation, Drexel University Nursing and Healthcare Simulation Conference in Clearwater, Fl. (2013, March)
    Wilfong, D.N., Daniel, L.

  • The effects of a head-to-toe physical assessment simulation course on first term nursing students’ and on home health nurses’ comfort levels
    Poster presentation, Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in Orlando, FL.
    (2013, January).
    Sikora, J., Danesvich, J., Daniel, L, & Wilfong, D.N.

  • A course response to medical communication errors: Handoff communication: Don’t drop the ball!
    Poster presentation, Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in Orlando, FL. (2013, January)
    Annual Association of Standardized Patients Educators Conference in San Diego, CA. (2012, June)
    Daniel, L. & Wilfong, D.N. .

  • Preparing tomorrow’s leaders
    Leading Through Innovation Highmark Healthcare Roundtable, Nemacolin, PA. (2012, November)
    STAR Team

  • Using pediatric code blue simulation to improve nursing performance during resuscitation
    Poster presentation, Pediatric Nursing Conference in Boston, MA. (2012, July)
    Prior, M., Wilfong, D.N. & Daniel, L.

  • The expansion of the simulation, teaching, and academic research (STAR) center at Allegheny Health Network
    Poster presentation, Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resources Centers Conference in San Antonio, TX. (2012, June)
    Wilfong, D., Wilfong, D.N., & Daniel, L.

  • Use of simulation to teach estimated blood loss
    Poster presentation, annual Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors meeting in Atlanta, GA. (2012, April)
    Covatto, R., Wilfong, D.N., & Davenport, M.

  • Using simulation to prepare the healthcare teams of tomorrow: Allied health training academy at the STAR center
    Paper presentation, PA Center for Health Careers' Best Practices Conference, Harrisburg, PA. (2012, March)
    Wilfong, D.N. & Daniel, L.H.

  • Five Alive: Using Mock Code Simulation to Improve Responder Performance the First Five Minutes of a Code
    Diane Blazier, BSN, RN and, Kathy Delac, MSN, RN, CNS

  • Responding to the Healthcare Shortage: Career Technology Training
    Donamarie N-Wilfong, DNP, RN and Laura H. Daniel, PhD-ABD

  • Assessing the Effects of an Online Debriefing Training Module
    Laura H. Daniel, PhD-ABD and Donamarie N-Wilfong, DNP, RN

  • Simulation Training for Emergency Burn Care
    Wilfong D, N-Wilfong D, Smith S, O´Leary L, Lightner J, Beisgen B, Carlson C, Demuth B, Litzinger G, Guzic B.

  • Prettiman, E., Daniel, L., Wilfong, D. & Justus, T. (2017). Increasing non-clinical participants’ confidence in clinical skills through a blended simulation model. Presentation at the Greater Pittsburgh Nursing Research Conference, Monroeville, PA.

  • If possible, can you please combine the titles, Poster, Abstract and Presentations into one category, for example: Poster/Abstract Presentation?
    In addition, can you please place the below currently in website under publications directly under articles?

  • Justus, T., Wilfong, D., & Daniel, L. (2016). An innovative educational approach to reducing catheter associated urinary tract infections: A case study. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 47(10), 473-476. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20160920-09

  • Daniel, L., & Wilfong, D. (2016). Bedside audits: Evaluating handoff quality following hybrid simulation education. Nursing Critical Care, 11(1), 6-8.

  • Sehrawat*, A., Keelan*, R., Shimada, K., Wilfong, D.M., McCormick, J.T., Rabin, Y. (2016): Simulation-based cryosurgery intelligent tutoring system (ITS) prototype, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, 15(2):396-407

  • Sehrawat*, A., Keelan*, R., Shimada, K., Wilfong, D.M., McCormick, J.T., Rabin, Y. (2016): Simulation-based cryosurgery training: variable insertion-depth planning in prostate cryosurgery, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, in press http://tct.sagepub.com/search/results?fulltext=Simulation-based+cryosurg...

  • Daniel, L. & Wilfong, D. (2014). Empowering interprofessional teams to perform effective handoffs through online hybrid simulation education. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly. 37(2). 225-229.

  • Delac, K., Blazier, D., Daniel, L., & N-Wilfong, D. (2013). Five alive: Using mock code simulation to improve responder performance in the first five minutes of a code. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 36(2), 244-250. doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0b013e3182846f1a

  • Wilfong, D.N. (2010). STAR Center Provides a Safe Environment for Practicing Nurse and Uncommon Procedures. Western Pennsylvania Hospital News and More, 3.

Articles


  • The Effects of Virtual Intravenous and Patient Simulator Training Compared to the traditional approach of teaching nurses: A research project on peripheral IV Catheter Insertion. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 34, 55-62. N-Wilfong, D., Falsetti, D., McKinnon, J., Daniel, L., & Wan, Q. (2011).
  • NLN/Laerdal/American Heart Association Study 2009-2010 - The Simulation, Teaching and Academic Research (STAR) Center at Allegheny Health Network and West Penn Hospital School of Nursing participated in a research project to study different approaches to learning Basic Life Support and Advance Cardiac Life Support. Thirty four NLN schools applied and nine were invited to participate in the study.
  • Nursing Education Perspectives, October, 2010
     

Publications


  • National League for Nursing: Unfolding Case Study - The Simulation, Teaching and Academic Research (STAR) Center at Allegheny Health Network and West Penn Hospital School of Nursing helped pilot "unfolding case studies" for a project of the National League for Nursing and the Community College of Philadelphia. Four unfolding case studies were developed by the Simulation Team Advancing Gerontological Education Strategies (STAGES). An unfolding case is one that evolves over time and is designed to meet the following objectives:
    • Assess the function and expectations of the older adult using valid and reliable assessment tools.
    • Recognize atypical presentations in the older adult.
    • Use emerging evidence and best practices to develop and implement a plan of care.
    • Make appropriate judgments regarding the risks and benefits of care decisions in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, the older adult and significant others.

        ACES Pilot Unfolding Case

        Overview of Three Unfolding Cases

        Pilot Evaluation Form

  • National League for Nursing High Stakes Evaluation. The Simulation Teaching and Academic Research (STAR) Center at Allegheny Health Network and West Penn Hospital School of Nursing are participating in a three year evaluative study to create, test, implement and evaluate the use of simulation for high stakes assessment in the future. This study is designed to meet the following universal objectives:
     
  1. Practice standard precautions throughout the study.
  2. Perform priority nursing actions based on clinical data.
  3. Reassess/monitor patient status following nursing interventions.
  4. Communicate with clients in a manner that illustrates caring for his/her overall well-being.
  5. Communicate appropriately with physician, and /or other healthcare team members in a timely, organized, patient-specific manner.

Justus, T., Wilfong, D., & Daniel, L. (2016). An innovative educational approach to reducing catheter associated urinary tract infections: A case study. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 47(10), 473-476. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20160920-09

Daniel, L., & Wilfong, D. (2016). Bedside audits: Evaluating handoff quality following hybrid simulation education. Nursing Critical Care, 11(1), 6-8.

Sehrawat*, A., Keelan*, R., Shimada, K., Wilfong, D.M., McCormick, J.T., Rabin, Y. (2016): Simulation-based cryosurgery intelligent tutoring system (ITS) prototype, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, 15(2):396-407

Sehrawat*, A., Keelan*, R., Shimada, K., Wilfong, D.M., McCormick, J.T., Rabin, Y. (2016): Simulation-based cryosurgery training: variable insertion-depth planning in prostate cryosurgery, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, in press http://tct.sagepub.com/search/results?fulltext=Simulation-based+cryosurg...

Daniel, L. & Wilfong, D. (2014). Empowering interprofessional teams to perform effective handoffs through online hybrid simulation education. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly. 37(2). 225-229.

Delac, K., Blazier, D., Daniel, L., & N-Wilfong, D. (2013). Five alive: Using mock code simulation to improve responder performance in the first five minutes of a code. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 36(2), 244-250. doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0b013e3182846f1a                     

Wilfong, D.N. (2010). STAR Center Provides a Safe Environment for Practicing Nurse and Uncommon Procedures. Western Pennsylvania Hospital News and More, 3.

Presentations


Rabin, Y., Shimada, K., Joshi, P., Sehrawat, A., Keelen, R., Wilfong, D., & McCormick, J. (2017, January). A computerized tutor prototype for prostate cryotherapy: Key building blocks and system evaluation. SPIE conference 10066. San Francisco, CA.

N-Wilfong, D. & Daniel, L. (2017, January). Educating and motivating nurses to improve patient satisfaction through an online game. Technology Innovation presentation. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare. Orlando, FL.

Wilfong, D. & Wystepek, M. (2016, November). Using simulation as a teaching tool to increase learner awareness and knowledge of health careers: A STEMM project. Podium presentation at the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Project Lead the Way conference.                         

Wilfong, D., Justus, T., & Daniel, L. (2016, October). Innovative educational approaches to reducing HAIs through simulation. Podium presentation at Allegheny Health Network’s Hospital Acquired Infections Collaborative Forum.

Justus, Therese, N-Wilfong, D., & Daniel, L. (2016, July). Root cause analysis comes alive: Using inquiry to enhance medication safety. Concurrent session presentation at the ANPD. Pittsburgh, PA.

Wilfong, D.N. (2015, July). Operational Excellence the Allegheny Health Way. Video: Voices from the Frontline Staff: Perceptions of Daily Huddles.  

Wilfong, D., Daniel, L. (2015, January). Effective Design of Interprofessional Simulation Education. Podium Presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare.

Wilfong, D., Daniel, L. (2015, May). Design of Interprofessional Simulation Education. Podium Presentation at the Armstrong 2015 Interprofessional Health Care Summit.

Wilfong, D., Lebanik, S. (2014, November).   Designing a novel approach to nursing assistant education: Using simulation as a teaching and learning tool.  Podium presentation at the 24th Annual Penn State University’s Strategies:  Educational Excellence for Health Care Providers.  State College, PA.

Wilfong, D. (2014, September).  Using simulation as a teaching tool to enhance quality and safety in patient care. Podium presentation at the Highmark National Sales Force.  Pittsburgh, PA. 

Culley, T., N-Wilfong, D. & Daniel, L. (2014, January).  Using simulations to train CV ICU nurses prior to opening a new unit. Poster presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare. San Francisco, CA.

Khan, C., Mullin, J., Wilfong, Jr., D., N-Wilfong, D., Daniel, L. (2014, January).  Using standardized patients to teach bone marrow aspirations and biopsies. Poster presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare.  San Francisco, CA.      

Bonicky, D., Wilfong, D. (2014, January). Training medical assistants using simulation as a teaching and learning tool. Poster presented at the International Meeting on  Simulation in Healthcare. San Francisco, CA.

Ulrich, T., Cummins-Dunn, D., Wilfong, D., Jordan, B. (2014, January).   A partnership approach to Leadership Development. Poster presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare. San Francisco, CA.

Wilfong, D., Cuda, A., & Daniel, L. (2014, January). Using standardized patients to train employees in high-fidelity simulations prior to opening a new unit. Poster presented at the International Meeting on Simulation In Healthcare. San Francisco, CA.

Hebert, R., Hurley, T., Wilfong, D.N, Daniel, L., & O'Leary, L. (2013, June). Palliative care training: Using standardized patients in the simulated home environment. Poster presentation at the Association of Standardized Patients. Atlanta, GA.

Wilfong, D.N. & Daniel, L. (2013, June). The incorporation of standardized patients into an online learning environment. Poster presentation at the Association of Standardized Patient Educators.  Atlanta, GA.

Wilfong, D.N. (2013, April). How the STAR Center trains health care providers. Podium presentation at the Emergency Medicine Seminar at Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie, PA.

Weir, J., Wilfong, D.N., & Daniel, L. (2013, March). Using hybrid simulation to teach surgical fire competencies. Podium presentation at Drexel University’s Simulation in Healthcare:     Where No One Has Gone Before conference. Clearwater Beach, FL.

Wilfong, D.N. & Daniel, L. (2013, March). Effective simulation lab design: Replicating the entire patient experience from admission to discharge. Podium presentation at Drexel University’s Simulation in Healthcare: Where No One Has Gone Before conference. Clearwater Beach, FL.

Sikora, J., Danesvich, J., Daniel, L, & Wilfong, D.N. (2013, January).  The effects of a head-to-toe physical assessment simulation course on first term nursing students’ and on home health nurses’ comfort levels. Poster presented at the Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare. Orlando, FL.

Daniel, L. & Wilfong, D.N. (2013, January). A course response to medical communication errors: Handoff communication: Don’t drop the ball! Poster presented at the Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare. Orlando, FL.

The STAR Team. (2012, November). Preparing tomorrow’s leaders. Leading Through Innovation Highmark Healthcare Roundtable.  Farmington, PA.

Wilfong, D.N. (2012, September). Incorporating simulation as a teaching and learning tool into respiratory care. Presentation at the 39th Annual PSRC Western Regional Conference in Respiratory & Sleep Medicine. Mars, PA.

Prior, M., Wilfong, D.N. & Daniel, L. (2012, July). Using pediatric code blue simulation to improve nursing performance during resuscitation. Poster presented at the Pediatric Nursing Conference. Boston, MA.

Daniel, L.H. & Wilfong, D.N. (2012, June). A course response to medical communication errors – Handoff communication: Don’t drop the ball! Poster presented at the Annual Association of Standardized Patients Educators Conference. San Diego, CA.

Wilfong, D., Wilfong, D.N., & Daniel, L. (2012, June). The expansion of the simulation, teaching, and academic research (STAR) center at West Penn Allegheny Health System. Poster presented at the Annual International Nursing  Simulation/Learning Resources Centers Conference.  San Antonio, TX.

Covatto, R., Wilfong, D.N., & Davenport, M. (2012, April). Use of simulation to teach estimated blood loss. Poster presented at the annual Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Wilfong, D.N. & Daniel, L.H. (2012, March). Using simulation to prepare the healthcare teams of tomorrow: Allied health training academy at the STAR center. Paper presented at the PA Center for Health Careers' Best Practices Conference. Harrisburg, PA.

Wilfong, D.N. & Daniel, L.H. (2012, January). Responding to the healthcare shortage: career technology training at the STAR Center. Poster presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare.  San Diego, CA.

 Blazier, D, Delac, K., Wilfong, D.N. Franczyk, J. & Daniel, L.H. (2012, January). Five alive: Using mock code simulation to improve responder performance the first five minutes of a code.  Poster presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare.   San Diego, CA.

The STAR Team. (2012, January). Handoff communication: Don’t drop the ball video vignettes. Video presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in  Healthcare.   San Diego, CA.

Wilfong, D, Adams, A., Wilfong, D.N. O’Leary, L.E., Franczyk, J.D., & Daniel, L.H. (2011, January). Mock code training using interdisciplinary group dynamics. Poster presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare.  New Orleans, LA.