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Thursday, May 1 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Maintaining Patient Safety

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Join us for a three-part podium session that explores how collaboration increases patient safety and satisfaction. 

  • Maureen Oliveri will present "Recovering from Superstorm Sandy: The Role of Clerical Staff in Restoring Operations and Maintaining Patient Safety After a Natural Disaster." She'll share how interdisciplinary teams coordinated workflows and reallocated resources when New York University Langone Medical Center was flooded, destroying inpatient radiation oncology facilities. 
  • Linley Rasamny will present "Disaster Recovery: Maintaining Patient Safety and Quality Care Following Superstorm Sandy in Radiation Oncology." 

  • Julieta Fajardo will present "Accents of International Nurses As an Oral Communication Barrier to Patient Satisfaction With Nursing Communication." She'll describe the results of MD Anderson Cancer Center's Accent Modification Class, which helps internationally educated nurses to improve their communication skills and confidence. 
  • Karen Schaedlich and Lynn Szoka will present "The Creation of a Nursing-Led Inpatient/Outpatient Oncology Huddle." They'll discuss how a multidisciplinary huddle between inpatient and outpatient units united staff, increased communication, and improved continuity of care. 


Julieta Fajardo, RN, BSN, CHPN

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose. 

Lynn Szoka, RN, MSN, CNS

Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose. 

Maureen Oliveri, RN, BSN, MSN

Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose. 

Karen Schaedlich, RN, BSN, OCN®

Hillcrest Hospital - Cleveland Clinic
Karen Schaedlich has spent her nursing career focusing on various populations of oncology patients. She began her career at Cleveland Clinic in the Bone Marrow Transplant unit and then transferred to the outpatient cancer center as an infusion nurse. She then moved to Hillcrest Hospital... Read More →

Linley Rasamny, RN, OCN®

Registered Nurse, NYU Langone Medical Center
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Thursday May 1, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
303C Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802
  Podium Session
  • CNE Status Offers CNE
  • Contact Hours of CNE: 1.5
  • Content Level: Intermediate

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