– Nicu Conference Poster Presentations

Welcome to the portal for the posters presented at Synova Leadership Conferences. Below, you will find posters on topics such as change management, protocols for enhancing professional education, and ways to improve direct patient care. If you have questions or want additional information, contact information for each leader who presented is listed on the posters.

Better Together: NICU Mother Care

Janna Dedman, MSN, RNC-LRN;
Stephanie Abbu, DNP, RN, CNML

Improving the Quality of Peri- and Post-Operative Handoffs in the NICU

Angie Baker, NICU NM

Incorrect Administration of EBM & EBM Scanning Compliance

Tara Lyngaas BSN, RNC-NIC;
Arica Smith, MSN, RNC-NIC

Committee Spotlight Fun Day

Ashleigh M. Taylor MSN, RN, NE-BC

Champions for Lung Disease: A NICU Nurse Navigator Program

Rebecca Siuta RN;
Jenny Tysinger BSN;
Alisa Dent NEA-BC, MSN;
Larry J. Tufts Jr. MBA;
Ashley D. Chadha, MD

Implementing the Couplet Care Model When Not Every Baby is a “Well Baby”

Janna Dedman, MSN, RNC-LRN;
Stephanie Abbu, DNP, RN, CNML;
Marlee Crankshaw, DNP, RN, CNML


Sharon Butler, MSN, RNC-NIC

Antepartum Education and Empowerment Program

Amanda Mock, RNC-NIC, MSN, NIDCAP Certified

Teammate Engagement:
Let the Good Times Roll

Ashleigh M. Taylor MSN, RN, NE-BC

Emergency Preparedness at AFCH

Angie Baker, NICU NM;
Stacy Willenbucher, NICU CTL;
Brynn Cunat, NICU CTL;

Transformational Leadership in a Level IV NICU: The CNL Role

Mary Gaston, MSN, RN, CNML

Umbilical Cord Testing for the Neonate

Crystal Read, BSN, RN;
Jessica Bakke, BSN, RN;
Wynter Shively, BSN, RN, CCRN

Bridging the Gap Between Central Line Insertion and Maintenance

Heidi Thompson, MSN, RN