2007 SI Abstracts & Winners

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Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice
"2007 Summer Institute Winners List"
Copyright 2007

Summer Institute: Top 3 Poster Presentations

Top 3 Poster Presentations

  • 1st Place:
    Improving Medication Safety in the NICU
    Shelley B. Thibeau, RNC
    Ochsner Health System
    Margaret T. Pizzitola
    View Abstract

  • 2nd Place:
    Glucometer Correction Factor for Hematocrit Effect in the ICU
    Elizabeth A. Mann, RN, MS, CCRN, CCNS
    US Army Burn Center, USAISR, Fort Sam Houston, TX
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  • 3rd Place:
    Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes: A Synthesis of the Evidence
    Nancy K. DalPezzo, RN, MSN
    Cedar Crest College
    View Abstract

The Educators’ EBP Workshop®: Top 2 Poster Presentations

Top 2 Poster Presentations

  • 1st Place:
    Development and Implementation of a Clinical Nurse Specialist Master's Program
    Using Evidence-Based Practice as the Framework

    Kathleen M. Baldwin, PhD, RN, CNS, ANP, GNP, CEN
    Texas Christian University, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Graduate Nursing Program
    Linda S. Harrington
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  • 2nd Place:
    Laying the Foundations for EBP in Foundations
    Alice Maus Blazeck, DNSc, RN
    University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
    View Abstract

CONGRATULATIONS to these EBP Leaders for their exemplary work!

ABSTRACTS SELECTED FOR POSTER PRESENTATION. Abstracts may be viewed by clicking on title.

2007 EBP Across the Nation: Attended Poster Presentations

Attended Poster Presentation


Translating Research into Practice with Pediatric Renal Patients 

Carin Adams, BSN, RN, CPN

Cook Children’s Hospital
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Improving Safety Through Early Identification of Anxiety and Agitation

Patricia A. Allen, RN, BSN, CARN

Riverside Methodist Hospital Behavioral Health

Rolaine Weeks

Shanna Cullums
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Evidence Based Practice Guidelines Related to Urinary Catheterization       

Ellen J. Angelo, RN, BSN, CCRN

Union Hospital
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Environmental Interventions in Worksite Can Impact Employee Waistlines

W. Roodly Archer, PhD

McKing Consulting Corporation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Creation and Implementation of a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Bundle Has Improved Patient Outcomes

Perrilynn Baldelli, RN, MS, CCRN, ANP

Stony Brook University Medical Center

Mary E. Paciella
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Development and Implementation of a Clinical Nurse Specialist Master's Program Using

Evidence-Based Practice as the Framework

Kathleen M. Baldwin, PhD, RN, CNS, ANP, GNP, CEN
Texas Christian University, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Graduate Nursing Program
Linda S. Harrington
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Finding Evidence Related to Application of Graduated Compression Stockings (GCS) for

Post-Operative Total Joint Replacement (TJR) Patients

Peggy Barksdale, MSN, RN, CNS, OCNS-C

Community Health Network
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The 3 R’s:  Rescue, Resuscitation and Rapid Response

Diane Comeau Bartos, RN, BS

Saratoga Hospital
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Documenting Informed Consent for Research Participants with Schizophrenia

Lora Humphrey Beebe, PhD, APRN, BC

University of Tennessee
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Implementation of Nursing Research Fellowship Program

Susan A. Bethel, MS, RN

Greenville Hospital System
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Implementing Best Practices to Decrease Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

LTC Mona Bingham, PhD, RN, AN

Brooke Army Medical Center
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Laying the Foundations for EBP in Foundations
Alice Maus Blazeck, DNSc, RN
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

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Teaching and Learning Evidence-Based Practice in a Baccalaureate Nursing Research Course

Based on the ACE Star Model

Mary D. Bondmass, RN, PhD

University of Nevada Las Vegas
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Outcomes of Transported and Nontransported Neonates with Grade III and IV Intraventricular


Kim Buchanan, RNC, BSN

Carolinas Medical Center/Levine Children's Hospital

Joann K. Riley
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Impact of Human Simulation Training on ACLS Performance

Leonid Bunegin, BS

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Paul Cash
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Evaluation Tool for Clinical Nursing Textbooks:  Content Analysis with Evidence

Linda C. Cassata, PhD, RN

University of Illinois at Chicago

Tina Cox
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The Co-creation of Excellence:  One Specialty’s Journey

Pamela G. Castles, MSN, BSN, BA, RN

Seton Family of Hospitals

Catherine Ullman
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No Nurse Left Behind:  Synthesizing Research Evidence into a Clinical Coach Role Within

Shared Governance

Debbie D. Chambers, RNC, BSN, MBA

Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
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Music Relaxation Video and Pain Control

Grace Chu-Hui-Lin Chi, BSN, MSN, RN, OCN

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Nephrostomy Catheters:  What Is The Standard of Care?


UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Cristina C. Zita
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Bowel Function in Surgical Oncology Patients:  More Than Auscultation

Laura A. Connelly, MA, RN, CCRN, OCN

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Development of an Evidence-Based Pediatric Fall Prevention Program

Carole Cooper, RN, BSN, MHA, BC, CPN, CAN

Children’s Hospital Central California

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Teaching Evidence-Based Practice:  Application of the Ace Star Model in an Undergraduate

Nursing Curriculum

Stephanie J. Corder, ND (Doctor of Nursing)

Missouri Western State University
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Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes:  A Synthesis of the Evidence

Nancy K. DalPezzo, RN, MSN

Cedar Crest College
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The Use of EMLA Cream for the Prevention of Pain in Pediatric IV Starts

Kathy M. Degenstein-Gartman, RN, BSN

University of Texas at El Paso - SON Graduate Student
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Evaluation of Nurse Telemonitoring for Congestive Heart Failure

Maureen Mueller Distler, BSN, CCRN

Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center Charleston

Charlene Ann Pope
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Generational Impact on Nurse Satisfaction and Retention

Jean Dols, PhD, RN, CNAA-BC, FACHE


K. Lynn Wieck

Peggy Landrum
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A Collaborative Model to Introduce Quality and Safety to Nursing Students

Hilary J. Espezel, RN, MSN

Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia

Kris Gustavson
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Integrating Evaluation into a Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Project

Nicolette A. Estrada, PhD, RN, MS, MAOM, FNP

Carl T. Hayden VAMC, Phoenix, Arizona
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Compliance with IHI Initiative:  VAP Bundle

Anne Fulling, RN, MSN

UTHSCSA Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Marthe J. Moseley
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Improved Evidence-Based VRE Surveillance for Immunocompromised Patients

Kimberly K. Gonzalez, RN, MSN

University Health System
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Cultivating a Culture of Change:  Changing Fruit by Changing Roots

Shannon M. Graham, RN, MSN, CNS, ACON

UAB University Hospital

David Jones

Joan Walker
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Self Diabetes Management:  Providing Continuity and Support

Kim Hall, RN, BSN

Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital
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Ensuring Accurate Blood Pressure Monitoring for Bariatric Patients

Margo A. Halm, RN, PhD, CCRN, APRN-BC

United Hospital

Becky Braden
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Medication Scanning Can Save Lives

Madeline C. Harmon, BSN, RN

University of Oklahoma College of Nursing
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Knowledge and Evidence-Based Practice Readiness of Working Registered Nurses in

Rural West Texas

Laurie W. Harris, RN, BSN

The University of Texas in El Paso
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Evidence-Based Practice:  The Clinical Nurse Specialist as Change Agent

Patricia A. Heale, MSN, RNc

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
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Pediatric Procedural Pain Protocol An EBP Initiative

Joy E. Hesselgrave, RN, MSN, CPON

Texas Children’s Hospital
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Motivating Smokers to Quit:  The Rhode Island Hospital Experience

Bonnie R. Hogan, RN

Rhode Island Hospital

Christine L. Kearns
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Implementation of the Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and Central Line Associated

Infection Prevention Bundles in the Critical Care Unit of a Community Medical Center

Pat Hoidal, RN, MSN

St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center

Donna Vantassel (Presenter)

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Emergency Department Case Management:  Evidenced Based Results

Tom Hoover, RN, ASN, BSBA/HCM

BryanLGH Medical Center

Stacey Hauser (Presenter)
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Sensorineural Hearing Changes After Myelogram

Susan M. Irvin, DNP, APRN, BC

Veterans Affairs Medical Center Memphis
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Comparison Of Two Different Skin Dressings Used on Central Venous Catheters:  How The Skin

Is Affected

Wendy L. Jacinto, RN, BSN

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Toren Dukes

Eva Basada
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Engaging An Interdisciplinary Team To Positively Impact Patient Falls

Anne E. Jadwin, RN, MSN, AOCN, CNA

Fox Chase Cancer Center
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Care of the Adult Naso-Enteral Tube-Fed Patient:  Evidence-Based Practice in Action

Deborah L. Jameson, RN, MS, AHIP

Treadwell Library, Massachusetts General Hospital

Marion Phipps
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Evidence-Based Practice Project:  Use of Cool Mist for Post-Extubation Croup in Children

Karla Johnson, BSN, RN

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Tina Wilkins (Presenter)
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Preparing Children for Surgery "TLC-Touching the Lives of Children"

Kelley K. Lee, MS, CCLS

Tripler Army Medical Center
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First They Have to Find the Evidence:  Creating Information Literacy Competencies for

Evidence-Based Practitioners

Ron L. LeFebvre, DC

Western States Chiropractic College

Janet Tapper (Presenter)
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Appropriate Restraint Usage

Anne Marie Logan, RN, BSN, MHSA

Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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Implementing Evidence-Based Suicide Risk Assessment in Clinical Practice

Elizabeth Gorman Maguire, MS, RN, APRN, BC

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

D. Patricia Gray
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Nurses and Non-Nurses Perceptions of Older People

Janet Mahoney, PhD, RN

Monmouth University       
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A Unified Approach to Hand-Off Communication

Aleyamma Manjos, RN

Michael E  DeBakey VA Medical Center
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Glucometer Correction Factor for Hematocrit Effect in the ICU

Elizabeth A. Mann, RN, MS, CCRN, CCNS

US Army Burn Center, USAISR, Fort Sam Houston, TX

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Toward EBP:  Designing Clinically Relevant Student Projects

Karen S. March, PhD, RN, CCRN, APRN-BC

York College of Pennsylvania
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The UTHSCSA Bartter GCRC EBP and TQM Collaborative AE Monitoring Program

Ricardo A. Martinez, RN, MS, MPH, PhD

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Sharyn Elizabeth Pryor

Terri W. Barnett
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Medication Administration, Organizational Culture and the Role of Acute Care Nurses

Karen McBride-Henry, RN, PhD

Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health, Victoria University of Wellington

Maralyn Foureur
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Utilization of Evidence-Based Practice in Caring for Adult Patients with Diabetes

LCDR Wendy M. McCraw, RN, MSN, APRN

Naval Health Clinic Hawaii

MAJ Anna M. Righero
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A Systems Approach to Cultural Change in Improved Hand Hygiene at an Academic Medical Center

Concepcion N. Moore, RN, MBA, CIC

University Medical Center

Georgetta Seidel

Kathryn Ellerson

Anita Crockett (Presenter)
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A Culture of Safety:  Nursing Rounds As Falls Prevention Best Practice

Dr. Judith Moran-Peters, RN, DNSc, CAN, BC

Huntington Hospital

Diane Peyser

Gail Probst (Presenter)

Angela Neglia (Presenter)
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Understanding Basic Math Concepts Through Constructive Visualization

Elijah D. Nacionales, RN,  MSN

Excel Vocational Center
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PICC Blood Draws:  Merging Evidence-Based Practice, Protocol and Reality

Kevin F. Niccum, RN, BSN

Captain (MS CNS Student), Brooke Army Medical Center

Mary L. Heye

Cheryl Lehman (Presenter)
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A University Evidence-Based Practice Online Course for Registered Nurses

Barbara Nunley, PhD, APRN, BC

West Virginia University School of Nursing
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Uterine Cervical Cancer Prevention in Integral Care Users

Michele Mandagará de Oliveira, Student Doctoral

University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing
Ione Carvalho Pinto, PhD (Presenter)
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Nursing Students in Evidence-Based Research:  Changing Practice

Rose M. Powell, RN, PhD

Stephen F. Austin State University
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Evidenced Based Approach to Visitation in a PACU

Elsy Puthenparampil, RN

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Marcela Romero

Maria Valdizan-Garcia (Presenter)
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Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Protocol Design and Implementation in the ICU

Jennifer B. Rainer, RN, CCRN, MBA

Christus Schumpert Health System
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Improving Cardiovascular Outcomes in Minority Populations

Gwen Stewart Reyes, RN, MSN, FNP-C

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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RN Evidence-Based Practice Fellowship Program:   A Prospective and Systematic Evaluation of

an Organizational-Level EBP Initiative

Joanne F. Roy, RN, PhD

Hartford Hospital
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A Paradigm Shift for Teaching Research:  Evidence-Based Practice

Dana N. Rutledge, RN, PhD

California State University, Fullerton
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Overcoming Challenges in Adult Vaccination in the Acute Care Setting

Heather A. Scroggins, RN, BSN

JPS Health Network

Sara E. Meadors

Sue “Sudie” Smith
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Evidence-Based Guidelines-Collaborative Development and Implementation

Linda Setterlund, MT, MA, CPHQ

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
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Integrating Secondary Prevention CVD Guidelines into a Hospital Setting

Jean R. Setzer, PhD

University Health System

Michelle Ingram
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From North to South & East to West: Creating Common Evidenced Based Standards in a Large

Healthcare System

Ann D. Shepard, MSN, RNC

Catholic Health Initiatives

Marita M. Schifalacqua
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Librarian/Faculty Collaboration to Improve MSN Students Ability to Locate EBP Information

Pamela Sherwill-Navarro, MLS, AHIP

University of Florida

Teresa Bruney
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The Effect of Tight Glucose Control in the Critically Ill Population

Deeba H. Siddiqui, RN, MSN, CCRN

Union Hospital

Kathleen Glynn
Valerie Tantum (Presenter)
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Preventing Falls in the Acute Care Setting

Deeba H. Siddiqui, RN, MSN, CCRN

Union Hospital

Franklin Hickey
Valerie Tantum (Presenter)
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Concept Mapping:  Development of a Model for Practice and Research

Rebecca J. Sisk, PhD, RN

Methodist College of Nursing

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Joint Theater Trauma System:  Saving Lives on the Battlefield

COL Kimberly K. Smith, RN, BSN, MSN, CCRN

U.S. Army, Brooke Army Medical Center
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Evidence Based Practice Lessons:  Meeting Education Needs of Staff Nurses

Marilyn Stapleton, PhD, RN

Ellis Hospital

Barbara Bonificio
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An Innovative Approach to Changing Hand Hygiene Compliance in an Acute Healthcare Setting

Dana M. Stephens, MT, CIC

Saint Joseph Healthcare
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Quality of Systematic Reviews in Nursing Literature

Kathleen R. Stevens, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Matita W. Charlton
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Accuracy in Assessment:  Improving Continuity of Care of the Burn Patient

Jacob Swenson, RN

VCU Medical Center, Evans-Haynes Burn Center
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Improving Medication Safety in the NICU

Shelley B. Thibeau, RNC

Ochsner Health System

Margaret T. Pizzitola
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Assessment of External Validity in Clinical Trials:  A Cross-Sectional Study

Patricia Thieda, MA

Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research

University of North Carolina
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Evidence Based Practice Resources Use by Acute Care Nurses

Phyllis Hart Tipton, PhD, RN

Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center

Ronald L. Wirtz, Debra Kay Ucci, Sherry D. Baker, Jamie L. Generals, Shirley Kelinske
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Improving Insulin Use and Practices at Doctors Community Hospital

Van Trinh, PharmD

Doctors Community Hospital

Linda Cook, Diane David, Kevin Erfan, Karl Finley, Mesfin Gebremicheal, Salim Jarawan, Mari Kim,   

Christine Rawlinson, Darlene Skinner, Diane Van Hassel, Martha Worthington

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Improving Patient Safety:  Medication Allergies and Adverse Drug Effects

Sharon M. Valente, APRN, CS, PhD, FAAN

Department of Veterans Affairs

Lillian Murray (Presenter)
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Clinical Nurse Specialist Students:  Getting Evidence into Practice

Jane A. Walker, PhD, RN

Purdue University Calumet

Lisa J. Hopp
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Improving Amiodarone Administration Safety

Veronica Jean Weaver, RN

Wellspan Health System (York Hospital)

Sandra Young
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Pop Into Nursing Research

Jodie S. Welsh, RN, OCN

James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

Tamara Criswell
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Teaching the RN to BSN Student:  Research Consumerism at the Bedside

Julia P. Wetmore, PhD, RN

Western Carolina University
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Strategies to Improve Mobility and Decrease Injuries

Carole Whiteman, MSN, CRN, RN, BC

Memorial Hospital of South Bend

Mary Jo Valentine
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CHAMPS:  Cognitive Health Application Modules in a Practicum Setting

Patricia D. Widman, RN, BSN, CCRN

CHRISTUS Spohn Health System
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Advocacy:  An Evidence Based Protocol

Carol Grace Williams, DNSc, RN

Central Connecticut State University

Judith A. Pollmann
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Pediatric Palliative Care

Deborah Brown Williams, RN, BSN

Midwestern State University
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Effect of Patient-Centered Care (PCC) on Patient Satisfaction

Debra M. Wolf, MSN, BSN, RN, PhD candidate

UPMC St. Margaret
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Uncovering the Evidence:  Information Literacy Education for EBP

Michelle L. Zafron, MLS

Health Sciences Library/University at Buffalo
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For more information, please contact:
Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice
Email: acestar@uthscsa.edu
Phone: 210-567-1480