Nurses at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., achieved certifications, presented posters, and earned awards.
Debbie Jasovsky, RN, PhD, CNAA, BC, associate chief nurse executive, received the Professional Recognition Award from the Organization of Nurse Executives/NJ. This award is peer recognition for her contributions to the nursing profession in New Jersey, where she worked before joining the Loyola team.
Jennifer Johnson, RN, BSN; Erin Mahoney, RN, BSN; and Jeff Sorenson, RN, BSN, presented the poster “Does the Lung Allocation Score Work?” at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ 34th annual Midwest Critical Care Conference.
The abstract “Reducing Hyperglycemia Hospital-wide: The Basal Bolus Concept,” by Donna Murphy, APN, BC ADM, CED; Rita Vercruysse, RN, BSN, MPH; and Terese Bertucci, APN, CNP, CDE, was selected for publication in the June American Diabetes Association 68th Scientific Sessions Abstract supplement to the journal Diabetes. The abstract describes a hospital-wide experience with insulin protocols over five years at Loyola University Hospital.Jaclyn Kiraly, RN
Jaclyn Kiraly, RN, BSN, CCRN; Laura Madsen, RN, BSN, CCRN; Paula Petersen, RN, BSN, CCRN; and Jessica Wallin, RN, BSN, CCRN, earned critical care registered nurse certification.
Carla Cavaliere, RN, BSN, TNCC; Colleen Hammill, RN, BSN, TNCC; Jackie McCarthy-Ortega, RN, BSN, TNCC; Sarah Pacini, RN, BSN, TNCC; Paula Petersen, RN, BSN, TNCC; Jessica Wallin, RN, BSN, TNCC; and Jessica Licari, RN, BSN, TNCC, earned trauma nursing core course certification.
Julie Glen, RN, MBA; and Sue Flores, RN, MS, presented “Implementation: A Model of Self Sufficiency” in Verona, Wis. The presentation described the use of the SuperUser Role for EPIC Inpatient MultiDoc Implementation.
Linda Flemm, RN, MSN, AOCN, and Margaret Zimowska, RN, AOCN, received national certification as oncology nurses from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corp.
Mary Morrow, APRN, PhD, BC accepted a newly created position as director of nursing. In this role, Morrow is responsible for patient-care policies and procedures. Her duties include the promotion of practice changes to improve quality measures, especially pressure ulcer prevalence, and Loyola’s Positive Patient Encounter Program.