Huntington Convention Center | Cleveland, OH
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Shannon L. Pengel, MSN, RN, NE-BC, is associate chief nursing officer for Cleveland Clinic main campus and clinical nursing director for Cleveland Clinic’s world renowned Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute and Anesthesiology Institute. Helping to lead nursing strategy and advance clinical practice, Pengel aims to create a continuous improvement environment on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus that promotes innovative patient care delivery. As part of her role, she provides direct oversight of daily nursing operations for the Heart and Vascular Institute – which has ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report for the past two decades – including 312 cardiac step-down beds, 140 intensive care beds, all cardiac catheterization/electrophysiology labs and multiple outpatient units. She also provides clinical oversight and strategic direction for the rapid response teams and the telemedicine areas including the Central Monitoring Unit and eHospital, which provides remote critical care resources for the enterprise.
Telemedicine continues to offer dynamic possibilities to provide our care everywhere. e-Hospital caregivers impact the lives of our patients and caregivers from one central location offering consultative services, infection prevention, and quality assurance. e-CMU allows for secondary monitoring of all of our patients on continuous hemodynamic monitoring across the health system to be monitored in one care area. It also has overcome the alarm fatigue typically experienced in “war rooms” through an innovative algorithm that identifies patients most likely to have an event.
Join this discussion as Cleveland Clinic nurses discuss how technology has proven to be a useful tool to consolidate expert resources and provide caregivers at the bedside with the support of experts in critical care at the touch of a button.
Cleveland Clinic Enterprise is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.