– 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.

Evidence Based Practice

Duthie, Susan BSN & Huddleston, Lacey BSN

Reducing Neonatal Antibiotic Exposure Through the Implementation of a
Neonatal Early Onset Sepsis Calculator

Jamie Vincent, MSN, APRN-CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Quantification of Blood Loss: A NYSPQC Initiative

Sabine Sterlin MS RNC-OB CBC, Maureen Cole MA RNC,
Jill Chopra NP RNC-OB CNS-A, Wanda Davila MS RNC-OB C-EFM, et. al.

Womb Service: The Development of a Fetal Surgery Program to
Improve Neonatal Outcomes

Jana Reed, BSN, RNC-OB;
Heather Russell, BSN, RNC-OB;
Melanie Foltz, MSN, NE-BC;
Heather Scruton, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

LEAN ON ME: Facilitating Collaboration of Innovative
Evidence –Based Practice Across a Diverse Multi-Hospital System

Institution of an OB-Specific Sepsis Protocol Utilizing the Maternal Early Warning Trigger (MEWT) Tool

Sheryl E. Parfitt, MSN, RNC-OB
HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea/Osborn Medical Centers – Scottsdale, AZ

Safe Sleep: Exploring Barriers to Caregiver Compliance

Sally Reed MSN, RNC-NIC
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Working together, The Power of Teamwork in Preventing C-section SSI’s

Stacie Wood, RN Perinatal Safety Officer, Dr. Gina Connelly, MD Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician & Medical Director of Obstetrics

Utilizing the A-OK Protocol: A Novel Approach to AFE Treatment

Sheryl E. Parfitt, MSN, RNC-OB
Cheryl K.Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA
Honor Health Scottsdale Shea/Osborn Medical Centers, Scottsdale, AZ

Decreasing Severe Maternal Morality with Implementation of QBL

Jennifer Boyd, BSN, RNC-OB, Melissa Houttuin-Sullivan, BSN, RNC-OB & EFM

Code Lavender Pilot: Women and Infants Center, Stony Brook Medicine

Sabine Sterlin MS RNC-OB CBC, Maureen Cole MA RNC, et. al.

Bridging the Gap for Skin-to-Skin

Pamela Johnston, RNC-OB

It Takes a Village: Combating Opioid Use in Obstetrics

Shannon Miles, BSN, RNC;
Heather May, RNC

Enhance Patient Experience Through Childbirth Education

Jessica Sember, BSN, RN, IBCLC, CCE, CLSS

Increasing Confidence and Comfort in Giving Feedback in the Nursing Preceptor Role through Education Initiative

Beverly London, MSN, RN

Replacing the Bulb Syringe in the NICU – An Evidence Based Project

Joanne Vano, BSN, RN

When Less is More – Streamlining to Promote Safety in Instrument Counts

Susan Crafts, MSRN;
Stacey Mahoney, CPST;
Kim Campbell, RN;
Arnett Chung, CPST;
Janet Carey Guarino, MSRN;
Maria Depina,
Nancy Doraiswami

Change Management: Using the ADKAR MODEL to Implement Postpartum Referrals for Pelvic Floor Disorders

Kandace Anderson, BSN, RNC-MNN

Effect of Delaying the First Newborn Bath on Breastfeeding Exclusivity

Joni Lisinbee, MSN, RN, IBCLC

Finding OZ: Communication Training to Improve Patient Satisfaction

Betty Ann Boris, MSN, RN;
Joanne Vano, BSN, RN, RNC-LRN;
Ann L. Diaz, RN, BSN, MA, NE-BC;
Susan M. Bowles, DNP, CNS, RNC-NIC;
Anthony Orsini, D.O.

Visual Vitals – Developing a Tool to Perform a Systematic Nonintrusive Physical Inspection During Skin-toS-kin Contact after Birth to Assess for Congenital Anomalies


Charge Nurse Competency

Jennifer Jamieson, MSN, RNC-OB

Developing a Transition Nurse Role

Elizabeth Talaga, MSN, ARNP, RNC-NIC

Implementation of a Glucose Gel Protocol to Care for the Hypoglycemic Newborn

Jennifer Timmons, BSN, RNC-OB

Placenta Accrete – Mitigating Risk with Multi-disciplinary Team Coordination

Jamie Vincent, MSN, APRN-CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM

We’re All in This Together: A Unique Approach to Inter-professional Education on Labor and Delivery

Margaret Grace, MEN, RNC-OB et al