Rachel A. McKenna, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC

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Rachel A. McKenna, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, is an advanced practice nurse manager in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Phone: (215) 590-2208

Education and Training

Board Certification

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

BA in Biology - College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Graduate Degree

MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Program - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

DNP – Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

Titles and Academic Titles

Advanced Practice Nurse Manager

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2021

McKenna, R.A. Lee, A.L., Yan, C., Vu, G.H., Jantzen, E.C., Brennan, P.J, Waston A., Burlingame, C., Lin, I. C. (2021). Effective Reduction in Opioid Prescriptions for Ambulatory Lesion Excisions in Pediatric Patients: A Low-Cost, Self-Sustaining Quality Improvement Project. Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery- Global Open. Accepted for publication

2020

Patel, V., Shakir. S., Yang, R., Humphries, L., McKenna, R.A., Heuer, G., Lang, S., Bartlett, S.P., Taylor, J.A., Swanson, J.W., (2020). Perioperative Outcomes in the Treatment of Isolated Sagittal Synostosis: Cranial Vault Remodeling Versus Spring Mediated Cranioplasty. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 31(7): 2106-2111.

2019

Lin, L.O., McKenna, R.A., Zhang, R.S., Hoppe, I.C., Swanson, J.W., Bartlett, S.P., Taylor, J.A., (2019). A Standardized Perioperative Clinical Pathway for Uncomplicated Craniosynostosis Repair is Associated with Reduced Hospital Resource Utilization. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 30(1), 105-109. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000004871

2018

Liu, T., Wan, J., McKenna, R.A., Jackson, O.A., Treat, J.R., (2018). Allergic contact dermatitis caused by Dermabond in a paediatric patient undergoing skin surgery. Contact Dermatitis, 80(1). doi.org/10.1111/cod.13125

Books

2021

McKenna R. A., Swanson JW: "Post-operative management of palate repair." Surgical Atlas of Cleft Palate and Palatal Fistulae. Fayyaz G (eds.). Springer, 2021.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures

International

2019, October, “Carbonated Calcium Phosphate Cement for Secondary Cranioplasty: A Long-Term Institution Experience. 18th Biennial Congress of International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Paris, France (Podium)

2017, October, “Craniosynostosis Surgery: Does Hospital Case Volume Impact Outcomes or Cost?” 17th Biennial Congress of International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Cancun, Mexico (Poster)

National

2109, May, “Reducing Opioid Prescriptions for Outpatient Lesion Excisions Performed by the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: A Quality Improvement Report” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Quality and Safety Day. Philadelphia, PA (Poster)

2107, February, “Success in Capacity Management: Saving PICU Days” CHOP Leadership Improvement Advisors Success Stories. Philadelphia, PA (Podium

2016 December, CHOP Talks: Pediatric Hand Burns; Triage and Management.  December 22, 2016.  CHOP Care Network Provider Series.

2016 November, What is New in Craniosynostosis, Orthomeria Star Summit, Orlando, FL.  November 9, 2016.  

2016 April, CHOP Talks: Plagiocephaly.  April 26, 2016.  CHOP Care Network Provider Series.

2016, February, Plagiocephaly Management for the Pediatrician: Reading Hospital Grand Rounds.  February 18, 2016. 

2016, February, Plagiocephaly and Craniosynostosis for the Pediatrician.  February 18, 2016.  Grand Rounds at Reading Health Care, Reading Hospital, PA.

2016, January, Atypical Lesion Identification and Burns in Children. January 13, 2016.  New Jersey Association of School Nurses. 

Awards and Honors

Graduated Summa cum laude - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2020-present, Member, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Board of Ethics

2018-present, Member, American Nurses Association

2018-present, Member, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association

2018-present, Member, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Quality Improvement Leadership

2017-present, Member, American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association

2017-present, Member, CHOP Plastic Surgery Divisional Scientific Research Committee

2010-present, Member, American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses