Education and Training
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)Basic Life Support (BLS)Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (CPNP-AC)Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
BSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BA in Psychology - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MSN, Pediatric Acute and Chronic Nurse Practitioner - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
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.
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 Presentations
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.
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.
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
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