Carolinas HealthCare System

In 2013, members of Carolinas Rehabilitation were published in many peer-reviewed journals and participated in prestigious conferences. Following is a list of these accomplishments.

Several team members presented at the 2013 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC.

Some of the abstracts presented include:

  • “Improving Hydration: It Takes a Team;” Marla Porter, RN, MSN, CRRN
  • “Focus on Relationships: The Key to Maintaining High Patient Satisfaction;” Stephanie Lowrance, RN, MSN, CRRN; and Emily Trotter, RN, CRRN
  • “Telemedicine in Wound Care;”Laurie Crookenden, BS, RN, CWOCN, CRRN
  • “Graduation Day: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improve Communication and Celebrate Patient Achievement;” Ronella Eaddy, RN, BSN; and Liz Hartzog, MS, OTR/L, CBIS
  • “Data Transparency and Quality Improvement: Developing IRFSpecific Benchmarks;” Suzanne Snyder-Kauserud, FACHE, MBA, PT, for Susan Chase, RN, MSN, CRRN
  • “Patient Profile a Document for Safe Discharge;” Michelle Neubauer, RN, BSN, CRRN; and Tammy Baygi, RN, BSN, CRRN

Bockenek, W. L. “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Training and Certification in the United States.” Presented at the 50th Anniversary of the Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, June 2013.

Guerrier, T.; Pershad, R.; Grafton, L.; Love, C.; Behesta, B.; Locke, C.; Rhoades, C.; Niemeier, J.P.; Hirsch, M.A. “Barriers to exercise among adults with traumatic brain injury.” Presented at the 2013 Third Annual Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference: Conversations on Coma to Community. February 28 to March 4, 2013.

Grafton, L. Symposia presentation to provide information on current Brain Injury research projects at Carolinas HealthCare System at the 2013 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 90th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, November 2013.

Lilly, R.M.; Raj V.S. “Opportunities to Improve Access to Inpatient Rehabilitation Services by Focusing on Acute Care Utilization Parameters.” Presented at the 2013 Annual Educational Conference and Expo of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association. Amelia Island, FL, September 2013.

Lofton, L. “Spinal Cord Injury and Sexuality.” Presented at the 2013 American Congressof Rehabilitation Medicine 90th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, November 2013.

Nguyen, V. “Clinical Outcomes and Methodological Quality of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Interventions in Traumatic Brain Injury.” Poster presentation at the 2013 AmericanCongress of Rehabilitation Medicine 90th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, November 2013.

Nguyen, V.; Thomas, J.G. “Evaluation of Electronic Medical Records Use for Rehabilitation Research in a Comprehensive Healthcare System.” Poster presentation at the 2013 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 90th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, November 2013.

Raj, V.S. “Opportunities to Improve Access to Inpatient Rehab Services.” Presented at the 2013 Annual Educational Conference and Expo of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association. Amelia Island, FL, September 2013.

Raj, V.S. “The First Year’s Experience with Quality Measures: How IRF QRP Reporting Changed Daily Operations.” Presented at American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013 Annual Assembly. October 2013. National Harbor, Maryland.

Deutsch, A.; Raj, V.S.; Snyder, S.; Zollar, C. “The First Year’s Experience with Quality Measures and Proposed New Measures for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities. Oral Presentation; American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013 Annual Assembly. National Harbor, Maryland, October 2013.

Tsai, T. “Pediatric Rehabilitation in the ICU.” Presented at the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses 39th Educational Conference, Charlotte, NC, October 2013.

Lofton, L. “Spinal Cord Injury and Sexuality.” Presented at the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses 39th Educational Conference, Charlotte, NC, October 2013.

Publications

Raj, V.S.; Edekar J. Neoplasm of the Spinal Cord: Implications for Clinical Care to Improve Symptom Management and Functionality. Clinical Nursing Studies. 2013;1(2):14-26. doi:10.5430/cns.v1n2p14.

Raj, V.S.; Lofton L. Rehabilitation and Treatment of Spinal Cord Tumors. J Spinal Cord Med. Jan;36(1):4–11. doi:10.1179/2045772312Y.0000000015.

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