Rachel Keashen, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC Rachel Keashen, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Locations: Main Campus Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Board CertificationAdvanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)Basic Life Support (BLS)Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (CPNP-AC)Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Undergraduate DegreeBSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA BA in Psychology - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Graduate DegreeMSN, Pediatric Acute and Chronic Nurse Practitioner - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Titles and Academic Titles Nurse Practitioner Departments and Services Cardiac Center Publications Papers2014 Glatz, AC, Keashen, R, Chang, J., Balsama, L., Dori, Y., Gillespie, MJ, Giglia, TM, Raffini, L and Rome, JJ. (2014, epub). Outcomes using a clinical practice pathway for the management of pulse loss following pediatric cardiac catheterization. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, doi: 10.1002/ccd.25686. 2013 Kirby, K.C., Carpenedo, C.M., Dugosh, K.L., Rosenwasser, B.J, Benishek, L.A., Janik, A., Keashen, R., Bresani, E., & Silverman, K. (2013). Randomized Clinical Trial Examining Duration of Voucher-Based Cocaine Abstinence Reinforcement. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 123(3) 639-45. Posters and Presentations2015 Keashen, R. (May, 2015). Atrial septal defects, coarctation and tetralogy of Fallot: caring for your patient before and after cardiac catheterization lab interventions. Oral presentation at the Pediatric cardiovascular nursing conference, Philadelphia, PA. 2014 Keashen, R. (October, 2014). Atrial septal defects, coarctation and tetralogy of Fallot: caring for your patient before and after cardiac catheterization lab interventions. Oral presentation at the Nursing of Children Network’s 11th annual regional pediatric nursing conference, Wilmington, DE. Giglia, TM, Raffini, L, Petrosa, WL, Keashen, RA, Blumenstein, M and Tanzer, LD (2014). Thrombosis prevention and treatment in cardiac patients. Presented as a poster at the CHOP 2014 Quality and Patient Safety Day. Glatz, AC, Keashen, R, Chang, J, Balsama, LA, Dori, Y, Gillespie, M, Raffini, L, Giglia, T, Rome, JJ. (2014). Evaluation of a clinical practice pathway for the management of pulse loss following pediatric cardiac catheterization. Presented as a poster at the CHOP 2014 Quality and Patient Safety Day. 2013 Gillespie, MJ & Keashen, R. (September, 2013). Melody valve: Catheter-based replacement of the pulmonary valve. Oral presentation at the Pediatric Cardiovascular Nursing Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Glatz AC, Keashen R, Chang J, Balsama LA, Dori Y, Gillespie MJ, Raffini L, Giglia T, Rome JJ. Evaluation of a clinical practice pathway for the management of pulse loss following pediatric cardiac catheterization. (Presented at the SCAI 2013 Scientific Sessions, Orlando, FL, May 8-11, 2013). Awards and Honors 2011, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing 2007 Mary D. Naylor Undergraduate Nursing Research Award 2007 Pediatric Nursing Conference 1st Prize (poster) 2007 NIH/NIDDK Short Term Educational Program for Underrepresented Minorities (STEP-UP) program Honorable Mention for Oral Presentation 2004, Golden Medallion of Excellence for Psychology 2004, Psi Chi, National Psychology Honor Society Editorial and Academic Positions Academic and Institutional Committees 2014-present, “APN Development Model” hospital-wide committee member working on model development and deployment 2013-Present “Thrombosis Prevention and Treatment in Cardiac Patients” Steering Committee member Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.