Giuliana M Labella, MSN BA RN SCRN
BA International Language/Business, University of Scranton
BSN, Thomas Jefferson University
MSN, Community Systems Administration, Thomas Jefferson University
Outstanding Education in Telehealth Award, 2016
Vision for Neuroscience Nursing:
My vision for neuroscience nursing is one driven by optimal patient outcome with a focus on the value of nursing contribution to the multidisciplinary aspect of care delivery. Through continuing education and evidence based research neuroscience nursing will advance in conjunction and alignment with other neuroscience healthcare professions to advance care delivery and quality outcomes.
Vision for the Association:
In supporting the overall vision of AANN to be indispensable to nurses and neuroscience healthcare, I will promote the value of AANN throughout our profession by continuing to connect, education and support nurses delivering and influencing neuroscience care.
Accomplishments in Professional Positions:
As a professional nurse I have been afforded the opportunity to present research surrounding nursing education and neuroscience care delivery at both international and national conferences including the International Stroke Conference and Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting. I work with interdisciplinary teams to develop care delivery protocols impacting neuroscience patients with a focus on complication reduction and improved quality of care. Examples include a hospital wide urinary retention algorithm, neuroscience fever protocol and neuroscience electrolyte repletion protocols.
Accomplishments in Leadership Positions:
As a neuroscience nursing leader I have helped my institution and other hospitals in the region to develop, implement and evaluate best practices in our specialty related to patient care delivery and outcomes. I have developed and delivered a number of educational programs that span across the care continuum including certification course review, neurocritical care nursing principles via telemedicine and emergency stroke care delivery. As a thought leader in stroke care I have assisted other hospitals in evaluating their stroke programs and implementing performance improvement measures to support overall program success and patient outcomes. My work in stroke outreach allowed the opportunity to collaborate with healthcare professions in pre-hospital care, emergency and acute care throughout the region to further develop our stroke system of care.