Sara J. DiGirolamo, CRNP, CPNP-AC, SANE-P

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Sara J. DiGirolamo, CRNP, CPNP-AC, SANE-P, is a certified registered nurse practitioner in the Emergency Department at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: SART, Quality improvement, Patient family education and advocacy
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Board Certification

Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (CPNP-AC)
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner - Pediatric (SANE-P)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN, Minor in Spanish - Penn State University, University Park, PA

Graduate Degree

MSN, Masters of Science in Nursing, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,  PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Nurse Practitioner

Departments and Services

Publications

Posters and Presentations

2020

Pediatric Academic Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA. May 2020. Sexual Assault Response Team (SART): A Decade in Review.

NAPNAP National Conference, Long Beach, California. March 2020. Let the Games Begin: Communicate and Update to Make the ED Visit Great!

NAPNAP National Conference, Long Beach, California. March 2020. Initiation of Huddle to Expedite Care of Pediatric Sexual Assault Patients.

NAPNAP National Conference, Long Beach, California. March 2020. Improving Advance Practice Nurse (APN) to APN Handoff Communication in the Emergency Department Extended Care Unit- An APN Quality Improvement Project.

Pediatric Emergency Care. January 2020. Emergency Department Visits for Behavioral Health Concerns After Sexual Assault: A Retrospective Mixed Methods Study.

CHOP Education Symposium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 2020. Improving Advance Practice Nurse (APN) to APN Handoff Communication in the Emergency Department Extended Care Unit- An APN Quality Improvement Project.

2019

CHOP Quality and Safety Day, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2019. Let the Games Begin: Communicate and Update to Make the ED Visit Great!

NAPNAP National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. March 2019. Pediatric Sexual Assault Program: 10 Years in Review.

NAPNAP National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. March 2019. Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner (EDNP) Self and Peer Handoff Quality Evaluation Identify Areas for Education in an EDNP Managed 23-Hour Extended Care Unit (EDECU).

CHOP Education Symposium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 2019. Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner (EDNP) Self and Peer Handoff Quality Evaluation Identify Areas for Education in an EDNP Managed 23-Hour Extended Care Unit (EDECU).

2018

American Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo: San Diego, California, November 2018. Return Rate of Sexual Assault Victims for Behavioral Health Concerns in the ED: A Retrospective Study.

2015

DiGirolamo SJ. Sickle Cell Patients and TCD Studies: Collaboration for Improved Outcomes. Nursing of Children Network Conference; 2015 Oct; Wilmington, DE. 

DiGirolamo SJ. Creating healthy habits for teens: Prevention via health condition-specific education. Pediatric Nursing Conference; 2015 Jul; Chicago, IL. 

Awards and Honors

2019, Practice Innovation Poster Award, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)

Editorial and Academic Positions

Patient Family Experience-Communication Board Quality Improvement Team, Division of Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2015, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Member

2015, Sigma Theta Tau Member

Leadership Positions

2015, Penn State Nursing Mentoring Program Mentor