Research-Education Day: IUP Sigma Zeta Lambda Nursing Chapter

Posted on 8/14/2012 1:39:36 PM

Zeta Lambda’s second annual Research-Education Day will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, in the Ohio Room of the IUP Hadley Union Building at 5:30 p.m.

The guest speaker at this time will be Zeta Lambda Secretary Lori Jo Bell, M.S.N., M.S.Ed., R.N.-B.C., P.N., N.C.C., who will present on her work as a Red Cross nurse doing disaster training/relief efforts across the United States.

Lori Jo’s presentation, “‘Ground Zero’ and Shanksville: A Red Cross Nurse’s Care Experiences post Terrorist Attack,” will be followed with a presentation by Daniel Sacco, director of Safety at IRMC, entitled “Institutional Disaster Preparedness: Planning and Care.” Local nurses, the campuswide community, and the general public are invited to attend this free event. Continuing Education credits are being sought for registered nurse attendees via IRMC. Light refreshments will also be provided.

Come early (5:00 p.m.) to attend a Zeta Lambda Research Poster Session. This year’s theme is “Crisis Care: Prevention, Intervention, and Management of the Client, Population, Community, or Environment.”

Our featured nurse speaker, Lori Jo Bell, received her master’s degree in Nursing Administration at IUP in 2003, her MS.Ed. in Counseling Education at Duquesne University in 1996, and a B.S. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh in 1984. Lori Jo has participated in numerous individual, local, national, and Red Cross disaster assignments, including multiple responses to fires, floods, microbursts, etc. as a member of the local Disaster Action Team in Pittsburgh and Washington, Pa. National assignments include the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, Pa., and the 9/11 World Trade Center, or Ground Zero, site in Manhattan, N.Y.

Zeta Lambda is the IUP chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society of nursing.

Nursing and Allied Health Professions