Carlow University Hosts Conference on Technological Advances in Healthcare


Conference sponsored by Carlow’s School of Nursing and Pocket Nurse

Carlow University will host an all-day conference titled “Technological Advancements in Healthcare” on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Rosemary Heyl Theatre in Antonian Hall, located on the Carlow campus.

The conference, which is being co-sponsored by Carlow’s School of Nursing and Pocket Nurse, will spotlight a number of issues that technology has brought to the fore in today’s healthcare world.

“Technology has helped prolong life, increase the quality of life, and increase efficiency on the nursing units,” said Sunshine Barron, DNP, RN, an assistant professor of nursing at Carlow, who will be one of the presenters at the conference.

“The use of technology has brought with it issues around security and patient privacy that nurses and healthcare professionals need to be aware of,” said Danielle Spirnak, DNP, RN, the director of the Nursing Simulation and Skills Lab at Carlow, who will also be a presenter. “This conference will bring some of these issues to light.”

Topics and presenters include:

Security Issues of Using Technology in Healthcare: Diagnosis and Treatment
Presented by Cory Maloney, DSc, assistant professor and chair of information technology management at Carlow.

The Role of Simulation in Emergency Care Education
Presented by Ron Roth, MD, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

SmartRoom – Thoughtful Technology at the Bedside
Presented by David Sharbaugh, the president of SmartRoom, LLC.

Issues of Life and Death – Patience and Wisdom
Presented by Bill Stewart, PhD, associate professor of philosophy at Carlow.

Simulation in Healthcare – A Multidisciplinary Approach
This session will be presented by Dr. Spirnak, Dr. Barron, April Chaney, DNP, RN, an adjunct faculty member at Carlow, and Sheila Roth, PhD, LCSW, a professor and chair of social work at Carlow.

Nurses who attend the conference can receive five hours of continuing education units (CEU). All participants will receive a special gift compliments of Pocket Nurse. Boxed lunches are available for $10.

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit and register by Friday, April 22, 2011..