Debra A. Peter

Debra Peter MSN, RN, BC, CMSRN is the Patient Care Specialist for a 30-bed medical unit at the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she has been employed for 30+ years. In her current role, she collaborates with the director, physician, staff and various disciplines to optimize patient care, to develop staff towards a professional practice model and to assist with global facility efforts. Debra was awarded the 2004 MEDSURG Nursing Clinical Scholarship/Best Writer's award for the article "Preventing air embolism when removing CVCs: an evidence-based approach to changing practice" and has presented four posters at past AMSN annual conventions on various clinical topics. Her involvement in the teach-back initiative at her network has been a highlight of her nursing career - as the strategy is making a direct impact on patient's self-management of the disease process.