Annual Nurses Day Celebration! and Gamma Delta 40th Anniversary
Open to all nurses. May 4, 2016, Valcour Conference Center 3-6 pm
Podium speaker and Poster session
Wednesday May 4th! Valcour Conference Center 3-6 pm
Sigma Theta Tau 40th Anniversary Nurses Day Celebration
Opiod Overdose Prevention: Narcan Training Saves Lives
Posters Presentations 3-5pm
Followed by a presentation with Taylor Gibbons
Opiod Overdose Prevention: Narcan Training Saves Lives
There is no hope for those who die from an overdose, but there is
always a better tomorrow for the living. Narcan offers a door to
person’s who suffer from addiction to find a path into recovery. We are
very fortunate to have Taylor Gibbons from the Alliance for Positive
Health as our speaker tonight. She will discuss one of the most pressing
issues of the day for nurses and health care professionals, raising
awareness of addiction and discussing the new needle exchange program.
Drug overdose is a serious public health concern in New York. Today, it
is legal for non-medical and trained medical persons to administer
Naloxone. Ms. Gibbons will provide attendees with the skills to
administer Narcan and kits will be given to everyone who completes the
If you plan to attend the talk and training from 5-6 pm
please RSVP to me Anne Bongiorno, at email@example.com This
way we can have sufficient numbers of kits for participants!
The NARCAN training is open to all students, nurses, and community members.
Gamma Delta and SUNY Plattsburgh Event:
Conversation with DVA, Dr. Hassan Tetteh,
When: April 20, 2016, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Hudson Hall 106
Who: Distinguished Visiting Alumnus Dr. Hassan Tetteh '94
Dr. Hassan Tetteh, US Navy Commander and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Service University and Division Lead for Futures and Innovation at Navy Medicine’ Headquarters. Dr. Tetteh will take questions on his distinguished career as a surgeon, veteran, and author.
Hassan Tetteh is a U.S. Navy Commander and assistant professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, adjunct faculty at Howard University College of Medicine, and serves as Division Lead for Futures and Innovation at Navy Medicine’s Headquarters, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow from 2012-2013, assigned to the U.S. Congress, Congressional Budget Office, (CBO), and served as Assistant Deputy Commander for Healthcare Operations and Strategic Planning at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. His clinical work includes cardiovascular disease management, heart failure surgery, and heart and lung transplantation. He is currently director of Thoracic Transplantation Procurement and Research for the INOVA Health System Heart and Lung Transplant Program in Virginia. Tetteh is an Alley Sheridan Award recipient from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education.
Tetteh served as ship’s surgeon and director of surgical services for the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) battle group in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. In 2011, he deployed as a trauma surgeon to Afghanistan’s Helmand and Nimroz provinces in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with 2nd Marine Expeditionary Forces, and has supported special joint forces missions to the Middle East and Africa. He earned both the Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer and Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer designations, and his military honors include the Meritorious Service Medal. Tetteh is author of the novel Gifts of the Heart and has published articles on surgical innovation, health information technology, ethics, wounded warriors, and process improvement. He also serves on the board of directors for Champions for Kids, a nonprofit that mobilizes people to improve the lives of millions of children.
Dates for the Research Symposium November 5 & 6, Burlington
- New Member Induction and Presentation by Tara Ebere, BS, RN !
- Who: Tara Ebere, BS, RN, Magnet Coordinator, University of Vermont Health Network Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
- When: September 25th 3-5 pm
- Where: Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh
- What: Presentation and New Member Induction
- Who: This is for all area nurses. Let's celebrate the work of nurses. Come see what new projects, studies, research, and innovation is happening.
- November 13-14 6th Annual Nursing Research & Evidence-based Practice symposium. Gamma Delta had a strong showing. Our David Curry and Kathleen Carey are members of the Program Planning Committee. We had poster presentations by:
- Shannon Hanshaw (SUNY Plattsburgh), Determinants of Academic Attrition for the Nurse Anesthesia Student: A Case-Control Study [NR]
- Karen Phillips and Holly Carter (CVPH), The Empathy Noise Project: Noise is a Choice [QI]
- Stephanie Drown (CVPH), Caring for our future: Implementation of a New Nurse Residency Program [EBP]
- Carlyn Haag and Colleen Bell (CVPH), Don’t Hesitate, Check a Lactate! [EBP]
- November 10, Our presentation on Correctional Nursing, with SUNY Plattsburgh Nursing Alumni, Amy Tousignant, Deputy Superintendent of Health at the Mohawk Correctional Facility and former NYS Director of Correctional Nursing Services and Suzanne Kinter, RN. This presentation had outstanding attendance with 57 students and members present.
- October 17 Induction 2014. We welcomed 30 new members to our chapter at a ceremony at Valcour Conference Center. Dr. Mara Kaufmann spoke about Healing Ourselves and Others a Lifelong Journey.
- August 7, Julie Brunell organized a workshop to help area nurses prepare projects for submission to the annual research symposium. Noreen Houck and Tami Pobocik presented, Demystifying Abstract Writing. Participants were encouraged to bring their performance improvement or evidence-based practice projects or research projects to the workshop. The conference was shared with participants in Vermont via phone conferencing.
- On June 3rd we celebrated our annual dinner meeting. Highlights include an evening of community, conversation, and networking at the Elks Club featuring a presentation by Peggy LaBombard on Emergency Preparedness. The business meeting allowed us to show our appreciation for the volunteer work of our exiting board members like Wanda Flynn who has been active in the chapter for many years serving in nearly every office and helped plan the June meeting - thank you Wanda. We welcome our new board members, Sarah Charles as secretary and Shannon Hanshaw as counselor.
- The May Nurses Day Celebration included prizes and awards for outstanding poster presentations by students and community members. The event captures the wonderful energy of nurses when they come together for common purpose. The networking, socialization, and energy continue to drive this event. We hope to see it grow and expand in our community.
- March: Our joint meeting with District 8 included an in depth conversation and discussion about what the Medical Home concept means to our community and the future of healthcare. We enjoyed a presentation by Karen Ashline, VP for the Adirondacks ACO and Brenda Stiles, BS, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator, is the Care Team Manager for the Northern Adirondack Medical Home Program.
- February: Dr. Tami Pobocik and Noreen Houck shared their experience and news from the Biannual Convention and Business Meeting! We welcomed a new President Hester Klopper (South Africa) and a new Regional Coordinator, Jennifer Allis Vazquez, MSN, RN, CPTC, Region 15 Coordinator. http://www.nursingsociety.org/aboutus/board/Pages/2013-2015-Board-of-Directors.aspx.