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Klaudia Cwiekala-Lewis, M.S.N., R.N., A.P.H.N.-B.C.

Education

  • B.S.N., Cedar Crest College
  • M.S.N., Drexel University

Credentials

  • Registered Nurse
  • Advanced Public Health Nursing Board Certification (APHN-BC)

Courses

  • Nursing Concepts and Practice: Community Health Nursing

Research Interests

  • Parkinson's Disease symptom management with complementary and alternative medicine
  • Disaster preparedness for vulnerable populations
  • Digital technologies to solve current healthcare challenges
  • Animated case studies and gaming to improve nursing competency and patient care outcomes
  • Use of social media for healthcare education

Honors

  • Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Scholar at the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, inducted 2015

Recent Publications

  • The Effects of Tai Chi on physical function and wellbeing among persons with Parkinson’s disease: A systematic seview. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 2017.
  • Leading by walking around in long-term care and transitional care facilities. Nursing Management, 2017.
  • Analysis of University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) Symptom Management Theory and theory implication for persons with neurological sisorders/diseases. The Journal of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing, 2017.
  • Model of the structure of nursing knowledge for research and practice. Polish Nursing, 2016.
  • Silver Snowflake –Parkinson fall prevention initiative-Overview. Polish Nursing, 2016.

Recent Presentations

  • Enhancing case studies by utilizing digital innovation of animation, Transforming Healthcare: A Pathway to Nursing Excellence at the International Nursing, Honolulu, HI, 2017.
  • Role of the registered nurse during the disaster, Local Colleges in Central Pennsylvania, 2017.
  • Silver Snowflake – Parkinson Fall Prevention Initiative-Overview, World Parkinson Congress, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR, 2016.
  • What can American Red Cross do for you? Yellow Ribbon Event, Harrisburg, PA, 2016.
  • Global nursing professional migration: Addressing the issue of communication and transition through utilization of online education and virtual internships, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, NV, 2015.

Experience

  • Public health, nursing education and research, leadership and management, critical care, neuroscience.
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