Rachel Keashen, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

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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 Certification

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (CPNP-AC)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

BA in Psychology - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

MSN, Pediatric Acute and Chronic Nurse Practitioner - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Nurse Practitioner

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2014

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 Presentations

2015

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