Nursing Research and Scholarship

By Cynthia LaFond, PhD, RN, CCRN
Manager for Nursing Research,
Center for Nursing Professional Practice and Research

Accepted Future Presentations/In Press Manuscripts:

LaFond, C. M., Vincent, C. V., Lee, S., Corte, C., Hershberger, P.E., Johnson, A., Park, C. G., & Wilkie, D. J. (in press). Development and Validation of a Virtual Human Vignette to Compare Nurses’ Assessment and Intervention Choices for Pain in Critically Ill Children. Simulation in Healthcare.

May 2015

Iliana Staneva, Trevor Yuen, Dana Peres Edelson (May, 2015):  Proactive vs. Reactive Management of Clinical Deterioration: The Benefits of Critical Care Outreach. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses National Teaching Institute, San Diego, CA.

Emily Lowder PhD, RN, was asked to be a keynote presenter for the 2015 Patient Flow Summit in May 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

April 2015

Katherine Pakieser-Reed & Susan Solmos (April, 2015). Moisture Associated Skin Damage (MASD): A Key Component of a Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcer (HAPU) Bundle (podium presentation). Midwest Nursing Research Society 2015 Annual Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Micaela Wiedlin, BSN, RN, Susan Szymczak BSN, RN, & Jennifer Leibas, RN  (March, 2015). Implementing Standardized ER Verbal Report (poster presentation).  22nd National Evidence-Based Practice Conference, Iowa City, IA.

Nicolette Kennedy, BSN, RN, Krista Firnbach, BSN, RN, Roshini Singh, BSN, RN, & Melissa Stovall, BSN, RN, (April, 2015). Nasogastric Tube Placement Verification in Pediatric Patients (poster presentation). 22nd National Evidence-Based Practice Conference, Iowa City, IA.

Kelly Lankin and Alyssa Kirk (April, 2015). “Development and Implementation of an MIBG Program for the Treatment of Neuroblastoma Using a Multidisciplinary Approach”, poster presentation at the Society of Pediatric Nurses 25th Annual Conference in Anaheim, California.

March 2015

Micaela Wiedlin, BSN, RN, Susan Szymczak BSN, RN, & Jennifer Leibas, RN  (March, 2015). Implementing Standardized ER Verbal Report (poster presentation).   University Health System Consortium Nurse Residency Annual Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.

Mary Ann Francisco, Monica Gonzalez, and Cynthia LaFond’s abstract Pause for POSS: Assessing Unintentional Sedation in Patients receiving Opioids was accepted for presentation at the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists 2015 Annual Conference, The Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Essence of Transformational Health Care on March 5 – 7, 2015 at Bay, Coronado, CA.

Rena Thompson, Rachel Marrs, Sandra Schultz, RN, Nancy Crossett, Konstantin Umanskiy, MD, Vivek N. Prachand, MD, (March, 2015). A Teamwork Approach to Reduce Surgical Site Infections. (poster presentation).  Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference and Expo, Denver, Colorado.

Rena Thompson, Linda Minella, Mariana Boyle (March, 2015). Pressure Ulcers: Preventative Measure Through the Perioperative Spectrum.(poster presentation).  Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference and Expo. Denver, Colorado.

Linda Minella, Rena Thompson, Mariana Boyle (March, 2015). Overcoming the Myths of ECT. Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference and Expo. Denver, Colorado.

Rena Thompson, Beth Nardi, Linda Minella, Robert Steppacher, MD Linda Minella, Rena Thompson, Mariana Boyle (March, 2015). Improving and Maintaining a Quality EMR Workflow (poster presentation). Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference and Expo. Denver, Colorado.

Mariana Boyle and Rena Thompson (March, 2015). Preparing Inexperienced RNs with Periop 101 Course. (poster presentation). Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference and Expo. Denver, Colorado.

February, 2015

Patience Tieri, Nancy Scott, Ashley Wahome, and Cedric MCCoy’s abstract Clot Busting: Enhancing Nursing Documentation was accepted for the State-of-the-Science Stoke Nursing Symposium in Nashville, TN in February 2015.

 

Completed Presentations

November

Sherwin Morgan RRT, Kirissa Vukin RN, Steve Mosakowski RRT, Patti Solano RRT, Lolita Stanton RRT, Lucille Lester MD, Romeen Lavani MD, Jesse Hall MD, and Avery Tung MD had a manuscript accepted in Respiratory Care titled “Use of Heliox Delivered via High-Flow Nasal Cannula to Treat an Infant with Coronavirus-Related Respiratory Infection with Severe Air-Flow Obstruction”. The manuscript will be located in the November 2014 issue –volume 59, No 11.

Danielle Miller, Mary Sandelski, Kenneth Nunes,  Sharon Greene- Hughes, Sylvia Freeman, and Barbara Scavone’s abstract Massive Blood Transfusion in Labor and Delivery was accepted for poster presentation at the  Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative Annual Conference (ILPQC) on November 10, 2015.

October

Borak, Meredith; Francisco, Mary Ann, Stokas, Maryann; Bednar, Valerie; Miller, Megan; Pakieser-Reed, Katherine (2014). Every second counts: innovations to increase timely defibrillation rates. Journal of Nursing Care Quality 29(4), 311-317.

September

Mark Lockwood presented at the 23rd Annual International Transplant Nurses Society Symposium, One World of Caring, September 27, 2014, “Determinants of Internet Use at an Urban Transplant Center:  Characterizing the Digital Divide.”

August

Julie Johnson, MPH, RN Research Coordinator -PhD student at University of Illinois at Chicago was selected as a 2014-2016 Jonas Nurse Scholar: PhD VA Health Scholar.

July

Debi Albert and Dave Priganc’s article Building a Team Through a Strategic Planning Process was published in the July-September issue of Nursing Administration Quarterly http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24896577

The following people presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International’s 25th International Nursing Research Congress in Hong Kong July 24:

  • Katherine Pakieser-Reed, Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, and Megan Miller: Successful Institution-wide Sustained Reduction in Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Using a Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Katherine Pakieser-Reed, Sally Black, and Emily Lowder Activation Planning: Preparing a Workforce for Expansion into a New Healthcare Facility

The following people presented at the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) 2014 Annual Convention July 16 – 19 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL.:

  • Linda Minella Supporting Preceptor Needs (Poster Session)
  • Emily Lowder “Get Your Hands on This: Developing Hospital Educational Programs Using iPad Technology” (podium presentation)
  • Cynthia LaFond “A Targeted Needs Assessment for Simulation Instructor Courses” (podium presentation)

 

 

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