Education and Training
Post-Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist - University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist – Board Certified (PC NS-BC)
BSN - Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA
BA in Advertising - Pennsylvania State University, University City, PA
Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) - Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Departments and Services
Froh, E.B., Brodecki, D, Chen-Lim, M.L., Frankenberger, W.D, DiGerolamo, K., Ten Have, E.D., McCabe, M.A. (2021). Advancing opportunities for clinical inquiry and professional development during a pandemic. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 58, 36-38.
DiGerolamo, K. & Chen-Lim, M.L. (2021). An educational intervention to improve staff collaboration and enhance knowledge of fall risk factors and prevention guidelines. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 57, 43-49.
DiGerolamo K, Davis KF. An Integrative Review of Pediatric Fall Risk Assessment Tools. Send to J Pediatr Nurs. 2017 May - Jun;34:23-28. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2017.02.036. Epub 2017 Mar 9.
Nolan, S.M., Gerber, J.S., Zaoutis, T., Prasad, P., Rettig, S., Gross, K., McGowan, K.L., Reilly, A.F., and Coffin, S.E. (2009). Outbreak of Vancomycin‐Resistant Enterococcus colonization among pediatric Oncology patients. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 30, (4), 338-345.
Posters and Presentations
Jaffe, A., Alessandroni, K. Branning, E., DiGerolamo, K. (2018, May).Watch the rates fall: Falling for the harm prevention program. Poster session presented at the 8th Annual Quality and Patient Safety Day Philadelphia, PA Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
DiGerolamo, K., Hopkins, E., Day, T.E., Foster, C., Fried, L., Mason, T.B., Nelson, A., Kane, E.R. (2018, May). Patient Flow Initiative- Improving Timely Discharges- Out by Noon. Poster session presented at the 8th Annual Quality and Patient Safety Day and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
DiGerolamo, K., Jaffe, A., Alessandroni, K., Bezpalko, O. (2017). Tracking bundle compliance to decrease harm: how we watched our rates “Fall”. Poster session presented at the 7th Annual Quality and Patient Safety Day. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA and Nurses’ Week Research and Evidence Based Practice Day, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
Barkman, D., Correale, C. (2016, July). Partnering to Prevent Patient Falls at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Poster presented at the 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships in Care, Interprofessional Education, and Research, New York.
Greenberg, A., DiGerolamo, K., Toner, C., & Davis, K.F. (2015, March/May). Humpty Dumpty is now an adult; will our fall risk assessment tool yield the same result? Poster session presented at the 5th Annual Quality and Patient Safety Day and Nurses’ Week Research and Evidence Based Practice Day, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
Awards and Honors
2017, Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Day, 3rd Place Poster Award, CHOP
2015, Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Day, 2nd Place Poster Award, CHOP
2014, 4th Annual Quality and Patient Safety Day, Safe Keeping Achievement Award, 1st Place Poster Award, CHOP
2014, Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Day, 1st Place Poster Award, CHOP
2013, Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Day, 3rd Place Poster Award, CHOP
2013, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Safety Award,CHOP
2010, The Association of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology National Conference, 1st Place Poster Award
2008, Caroline Langstadter Nursing Award
2008, Dale Carnegie Award for Highest Achievement
Patient Experience Ratings
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