I strive to treat every patient and family as individuals and to partner with them to create the most effective treatment modalities for their current school, work and family situations. My goal is to assist each child in achieving his/her optimum state or wellness.
Education and Training
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP-PC) by Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
BSN - Boston College, Boston, MA
MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MHA - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Director of Clinical Care, Division of Urology
Executive Administrator, Department of Surgery
Associate Chief Health Informatics Officer for Surgery, Periop Services, Lab and Radiology
Departments and Services
Improving Clinical Outcomes
Finn, K.D., Colebaugh, A.M., Eithun, B.L., Klieger, S.B., Meredith, D.J.,Plachter, N. (2014). Reducing catheter associated urinary tract infections: a quality improvement initiative. Pediatrics, 134 (3), 857-64
Plachter, N. Helping your child overcome bedwetting. Health Matters. Spring 2007
His-Yang Wu, Rusnack, S.L., Bellah, R.D., Plachter, N. B., Mcdonald-McGinn, D.M., Zackai, E. H., Canning D.A., (2002) Genitourinary malformations in Chromosome 22Q11.2 Deletion. The Journal of Urology, 168(6), 2564-2565
Schulman, S.L., Von Zuben, C., Plachter, N. B., Kodman-Jones, C., Biofeedback Methodology: Does it Matter How we Teach Children How to Relax the Pelvic Floor During Voiding? Journal of Urology. 166(6): 2423-2426, December 2001
Plachter, N. B., Schulman, S.L., Canning. Identification and Management of Urinary Tract Infection in the Preschool Child. The Jornal of Pediatric Health Care, 13, 268 – 272. 1999
Schulman, S.L., Quinn, C.K., Plachter N., Kodman-Jones, C. Comprehensive Management of Dysfunctional Voiding. Pediatrics, 103:e31. (1999)
Using structured data entry systems in the electronic medical record to collect clinical data for quality and research: Can we efficiently serve multiple needs for complex patients? Authors: Jason P. Van Batavia MD, Dana A. Weiss MD, Christopher J. Long MD, J Julian Madison, Gus McCarthy, Natalie Plachter CRNP, Stephen A. Zderic MD. September 2017.
Reducing our Rate of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections through Effective Rounding and Education – Safety day – CHOP May 2017
Posters and Presentations
Plachter N. Coding Basics. Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists. Annual Meeting 09/2018.
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
American Academy of Pediatrics, section on Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists
- 2009-present, Executive committee / nursing section
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
Patient Experience Ratings
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