Bayhealth's 13th Annual Nursing Research Conference

Fall into Research: Adapt and Overcome

Thank you for your interest in the Bayhealth's 13th Annual Nursing Research Conference. The FREE, virtual conference is open to anyone interested in nursing research and will be held on Friday, Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Qualifying attendees will earn 3.16 nursing contact hours. This conference is presented by the Bayhealth Magnet Research & Evidence-Based Practice Council.

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8-8:10 a.m. — Welcome

Brenda Blain, DNP, RN-BC, FACHE, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President/Chief Nurse Executive, Bayhealth

8:10-8:20 a.m. — Introductions

Christina Tomaseski, MSN, RN-BC, Magnet Program Manager, Bayhealth
Holly Dapias MSN, RN, CCRN, Research & Evidence Based Practice Council Chair, Bayhealth
Sylvia Stubbs, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Research & Evidence Based Practice Council Co-Chair and Conference Co-Leader, Bayhealth
Roland Gillette, MSN, RN, CEN, Research & Evidence Based Practice Council Conference Co-Leader, Bayhealth

8:20-9 a.m. — KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Knowledge and Confidence of Nurses Caring for Patients with Parkinson's Disease
Margaret McElligott, DNPc, MSN, RN, Case Western Reserve University (See bio and photo below) 

9-9:20 a.m.

Resiliency Then and Now
Brittany Oakey, MSN, RN, CRRN, Clinical Educator, Bayhealth

9:20-9:50 a.m.

Healthcare Worker Wellness
Thomas Vaughan, MD, Chief Wellness Officer, Bayhealth

9:50-10:05 a.m. — Break
10:05-10:45 a.m. — Poster Breakout Sessions

(Poster presentations will be available for viewing throughout the conference.)

10:45-11: 05 a.m.

Secondary Trauma in Nursing: Allowing the Collective Stories to Emerge
Amanda Richter BS, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC
Sarah Knavel MSN, APRN, ACCNS-P, PCNS-BC, Women’s Services CNS, Bayhealth

11:05-11:30 a.m.

Does Use of Virtual Reality Reduce Staff Stress?
Ludmila Santiago-Rotchford, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, PCCN, Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist, Bayhealth
Will Harvey, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Business Intelligence Developer, Bayhealth
Roland Gillette, MSN, RN, CEN, Emergency Department Staff Nurse, Bayhealth

11:30 a.m. to 12 Noon

Navigating the Research Process (Panel Discussion)
Sheila Miskowsky, MSN, RN - (Moderator), Clinical Value Analysis Coordinator, Bayhealth
Carl Popelas, PharmD, BCOP, Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Bayhealth
Nadine Pieniaszek, MLS, Medical Librarian, Bayhealth
Ludmila Santiago-Rotchford, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, PCCN, Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist, Bayhealth
Holly Dapias, MSN, RN, CCRN, Cardiovascular/Surgical/Orthopaedic Nurse Navigator, Bayhealth
Roland Gillette, MSN, RN, CEN, Emergency Department Registered Nurse, Bayhealth

12-12:15 p.m. — Closing/Evaluations

Gust Bages, BSN, RN, MHA, Senior Director of Emergency & Trauma Services Facilitator, Research and Evidence Based Practice Council, Bayhealth

Bayhealth is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91). 3.16 nursing contact hours are awarded for this educational activity.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Margaret O. McElligott DNPc, MSN, RN

Margaret McElligott Research Conference Keynote SpeakerMargaret McElligott has an extensive nursing career as an expert clinician and creative educator. She holds a bachelor of science in nursing from Catholic University in Washington, DC, master of science in nursing from Wesley College in Dover, DE, and her doctorate of nursing practice will be conferred in December 2021 from Case Western Reserve University. Her experience spans across the spectrum of critical care. McElligott has worked at medical centers located in Delaware; Washington, DC; Philadelphia; and St. Paul, Minnesota, that have provided a myriad of learning opportunities. McElligott has published several articles and a book chapter on innovative teaching strategies. She has presented at regional, national and international conferences. In 2018, she was recognized by Delaware Today as one of Delaware’s top nurses in the categories of academia and volunteerism.

Planning Committee

Karin Cooney-Newton, MSN, RN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN
Holly Dapias, MSN, RN, CCRN
Sara Faulkner, MSN, RN, CGRN
Roland Gillette, MSN, RN, CEN
Sheila Miskowsky, MSN, RN
Sylvia Stubbs, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Teresa Towne, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC