14th Annual Bayhealth Nursing Research Conference

Moving Forward: Rooted in Research

Oct. 28, 2022

Bayhealth’s Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice Council presents Bayhealth’s 14th Annual Nursing Research Conference. It will be held on Friday, Oct. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bayhealth Simulation Center Conference Room A2080 at the Kent Campus, the Community Room at the Sussex Campus, and virtually via WebEx.

Anyone interested in research is encouraged to attend. The conference is free to all Bayhealth team members; registration is required through HealthStream. The conference is also free for nursing students. The fee for all other non-Bayhealth employees is $40.

The registration deadline is Oct. 26.

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).

3.5 nursing contact hours are awarded for this conference. Registrants must remain for the entire time to receive nursing contact hours.


Conference Agenda

8:30-9 a.m. — Registration
9-9:15 a.m. — Welcome/Introductions

Rosemary H. Wurster, DNP, MPH, RN, NEA-BC, CEN, Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services, Chief Nurse Executive, Bayhealth
Sylvia Stubbs, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Research & Evidence Based Practice Council Chair, Bayhealth

9:15-10:15 a.m. — Keynote Speaker

Helping Nurses Develop Their Innovation and Entrepreneurial ‘Superpowers’
Susan Conaty-Buck, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Managed Primary Care Center, Informatics Research, University of Delaware (See photo and bio below)  

10:15-11 a.m.

Automatic Palliative Care Consults for Advanced Heart Failure Patients
Theresa Latorre-Tegtmeier, DNP, APRN, NP-C, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Bayhealth

11-11:15 a.m. — Break/Poster Presentations
11:15 a.m. to Noon

Will Participation in a Community Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Post Myocardial Infarction Reduce 30-day, 90-day, and Unplanned Hospital Readmissions?
Dennise Washington, MSN, RN, APRN, ANCS-BC, CCRN, Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist, Bayhealth

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

Improving Patient Mobility and Promoting Discharge to Home in Hospitalized Patients Through the Use of a Nurse Driven Early Mobility Program
Felicia Cruz, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, RN-BC, Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Bayhealth
Charles Alfonso, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist, Bayhealth

12:45-1 p.m. — Closing/Evaluations

Angeline Dewey, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K, CNRN, Senior Director, Education Department, Bayhealth

Keynote Speaker: Susan Conaty-Buck, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

Susan Conaty-Buck, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, teaches and precepts UD DNP/MSN/MBA/BSN students in areas including NP Practice, Interprofessional Healthcare Informatics, Integrated Care Delivery, and Transition to Practice. She chairs the SON DNP/NP Curriculum and UD Data Science Institute Workforce Development committees. Conaty-Buck holds degrees from UVA (MSN and DNP), JMU (BSN), Virginia Tech (MFA-Arts Administration), and Rowan (BA-Music Education), and a certificate from UD Lerner College of Business (Graduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation). She also has certifications in Advanced Telehealth Coordinator, Motivational Interviewing for Healthcare, and she completed AANP’s Leadership Program. Her areas of research include Best Practices in Patient Technology, Virtual Reality for Patient Care, Healthcare Data Science, Healthcare Cybersecurity and NP Advocacy and Leadership.

Conaty-Buck is honored to have been named an NLM Fellow in Bioinformatics, and an AANP Fellow. She was Delaware's 2021 Top Nurse for Advancing and Leading the Profession and is AANP's 2022 State Advocate for Excellence. She presents regularly on Healthcare Informatics and Innovation topics at AANP, AACN and various Informatics conferences. She volunteers as co-lead of AANP Health Informatics and Telehealth Community, past president Delaware Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and now co-chair Advocacy Committee, American Nurses Informatics Association Delmarva Region board, Beta Xi Chapter STTI board, and the DNA Advocacy Committee.

Conaty-Buck became a nurse later in life and is grateful to the many supporters who have contributed to her development and allowed her to appreciate how the richness of each of our pasts helps us vision opportunities for our futures.

Planning Committee

Sylvia Stubbs, MSN, RN, NPD-BC – Conference Chair
Karin Cooney-Newton, MSN, RN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN
Sara Faulkner, MSN, RN, CGRN
Roland Gillette, MSN, RN, CEN
Tina Risner, BSN, RN, CVOR
Ludmila Santiago-Rotchford, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, PCCN
Terry Towne, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC
Dennise Washington, MSN, APRN, ANCS-BC, CCRN