Poster Presentations

Poster presentations will be available for registered attendees on the AMRPA Virtual Conference Platform. 

Poster Presentations 

A Team Approach to Pain Management in the IRF Setting
Elissa Charbonneau, DO, MS, Chief Medical Officer, Encompass Health Corp.; Cheryl Miller, DrOT, VP, Therapy Operations, Encompass Health Corp

Activity Progression Program
Christina Howard, RN MSN, Nurse Manager, Trident Inpatient Rehab Unit

Advancing the Use of Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing by Speech Therapists in the Inpatient Rehab Setting
Eileen Hartranft, PT, MBA, DPT, Program Director, MossRehab

Changes in Influenza Vaccination Uptake Across a Ten Hospital System from 2019 to 2020
Mandy Bodily-Bartrum, DNP, MPH, RN, VP Infection Prevention, Vibra Healthcare

Changing the Culture of Culturing: Standardizing Diagnostic Urinalysis
Emily Nguyen, MSN, RN-BC, CNML, Nurse Manager, Hartford Healthcare; Susanne Yeakel, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNML, Nurse Director, Hartford Healthcare

Community Covid Vaccination Clinic in an Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital
Shamim Tejani, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy, Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage


2019 Poster Presentations & Networking Reception

Creating a Cultural Foundation for Patient Centered Care
Stacey Turner, PT, DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, University of Utah Health; Christopher Noren, OTR/L, CPAM, Director-In-patient Therapy Services, Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, University of Utah Health

Creative Solutions: Merging Technology and Proven Treatment Practices to Combat Parkinson’s Disease with LSVT eLOUD™ Services
Sarah Covert, M.A. CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist, San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

Developing Improved Outcomes and Decreasing Length of Stay with Mr. Roboto
Chase Frye, DPT, Physical Therapist, College of Saint Scholastica; Manuel Garcia-Gaona, DPT, Physical Therapist, Mercer University

Effects of Fall Preventions Strategies in Reducing Falls and Fall Related Injuries in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Setting
Zlata Muhamedagic, MSN, Senior Nursing Director, University of Utah Health; Sonia Zafra, MSN, Nurse Manager, University of Utah Health

Impacting Acute Care Transfers in The Rehab Hospitals
Neil Fedders, OT, CEO, Select Medical

Implementing an Interdisciplinary Program to Address Sexuality and Intimacy in a Rehabilitation Facility
Allison Albrycht, M.S., OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; Rebecca Orischak, OTR/L, CBIS, Coordinator of Professional Development, Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing


2019 Poster Presentations & Networking Reception

Implementing Superior Communication System for Coordinating Delivery of Care in IRF
Eileen Hartranft, PT, MBA, DPT, Program Director, MossRehab

Interventions to Reduce Unplanned Acute Out Transfers
Shirley Baymiller, RN, MSN, CCRN, CRRN, Chief Nursing Officer, San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

Leading through Disasters: Strategy, Management and Lessons Learned from Rehabilitation Leaders
Kate Parkin, PT,DPT, Sr. Director of Therapy Services, NYU Langone Health, Rusk Rehabilitation; Angela Stolfi, PT,DPT, Director of Physical Therapy, NYU Langone Health; Mia Palazzo, PT, DPT, Associate Director of Physical Therapy, NYU; John Corcoran, PT, DPT, Director, NYU Langone Health

Low Intensity Focused Ultrasound Pulsation: A new treatment for Disorders of Consciousness
Caroline Schnakers, PhD, Assistant Director of Research, Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare

Making the Most Out of a Move
Jennifer Carotenuto, MPA, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS, Manager, Inpatient Rehabilitation Services, Tampa General Hospital; Lisa Graham, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS, Rehab Services Coordinator, Tampa General Hospital; Emily Holmer, MPT, NCS, Rehab Services Coordinator, Tampa General Hospital

Patient Education Practice Guidelines for Health Care Professionals
Danielle Housman, Doctorate of OT, Rehab Educator/Occupational Therapist, Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital

Quality Outcomes for the COVID-19 Patient in the Acute Inpatient Rehab Setting
Nahir Henry, PT, MHA, Director of Rehabilitation Services, Eastside Medical Center; Rozeena Ali, M.S., OTR/L, CBIS, Eastside Medical Center

Reducing Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries on an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
Joleen Grovum, Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital University of Utah, BSN, RN

Reduction in Scheduled Out Trips for Medical Appointments: Significant Clinical and Financial Results Realized via Process Improvement Aimed to Decrease Off-Site Medical Appointments
Katherine Reilly, RN, MS, ACM-RN, Dir. of HealthCare Advocacy, Legislative Liaison, Gaylord Hospital

Rehab Pride - What Makes a Rehab Nurse?
Kristin Brooks, RN, BSN, Director of Network Operations, Mary Free Bed; Kara Williams, RN, BSN, Nurse Liaison, Mary Free Bed @ Covenant Healthcare

Successful PPS Coordinator Training
Jennifer Huber, CRRN, Clinical Director, HCA

Tampa General Hospital/YMCA Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Program Development (funded by Craig H. Neilson Foundation)
Amanda Schindler, PT, DPT, NCS, CSCS, Physical Therapist, Tampa General Hospital; Jamie Dietrich, MPT, NCS, ATP/SMS, SCCE , Physical Therapist, Tampa General Hospital

The Sky is the Limit: Strategic Planning for Rehab Education
Danielle Housman, OT, Occupational Therapist/Rehab Educator; University of Utah Health Care; Lindsay Humpnrey, OT, Rehab Educator/Occupational Therapist; Elizabeth Follis, MOT, Rehab Educator/Occupational Therapist, ; Rachel Baird MOT, Rehab Educator/Occupational Therapist, Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital

Welcome to The Virtual Survey
Kim Pickerel, RN CRRN, Vice President, Rehabilitation Clinical Operations, Vibra Healthcare; Wendy Albertson, RN, BSN, MAOL, CDI, CCM, Vice President, Case Management and CDI, Vibra Healthcare

Where Does Your Patient F.I.T.? An Introduction To The Fall Intervention Tier System
Julia Cowan, PT, CEO, Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver; Molly Gurak, RN, BSN, Professional Development Coordinator, Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver; Michaela Marshall, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver