2009 SI Abstracts & Winners

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Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice
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Summer Institute: Top 3 Poster Presentations

Top 3 Poster Presentations

The Educators’ EBP Workshop®: Top 2 Poster Presentations

Top 2 Poster Presentations

CONGRATULATIONS to these EBP Leaders for their exemplary work!

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

2009 EBP Across the Nation: Attended Poster Presentations

Attended Poster Presentation

  1. Teaching EBP through a Senior Project and Its Impact on Outcomes
    Janet G. Alexander, EdD, MSN, RN
    Samford University
    Barbara Money
  2. EBP and Patient Safety: Using PDAs in Nursing Education Classes
    Mary Al-Saleh, MS, PhD, RN
    Mesa Community College
    Kathleen M. Williamson
  3. Diabetic Workshop for Staff Nurses: Teaching Patients about Diabetes
    Beatrice Baker, MSN, MEd, RN
    Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
  4. Utlilizing Protocols to Improve Trauma Transfer Time
    Earvin L. Baker, Jr., RN, MBA, Harris County Hospital District, LBJ
    Dr. Emily Robinson, Martha Stancil, Marilyn Houston, Janet Anders, Gloria Bagshaw
  5. "Save the Back:" The "SIMPLE” Program
    Patricia D. Baker, RN-BC, BSN
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, ALMVH
    Lynn Salazar, Carolyn Patterson, Marthe Moseley, Christine Williams
  6. Instrument Development for Assessing Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms,
    Suzan Blacher, RN, BSN, CARN
    South Miami Hospital
    Carolyn L. Lindgren
  7. Using the ACE STAR Model for Teaching-Learning Evidence Based Practice
    Mary Bondmass, RN, PhD
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  8. An Evidence-Based Practice Project to Implement Enteral Feeds during Pediatric StemCell Transplant
    Caitlyn M. Burdock, RN, BSN, CPN
    Lauren Surratt (Presenter)
    Cook Children's Medical Center
    Teresa Clark, Gail King, Heather Downs
  9. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit: Launch of a Program
    Elaine Camarillo, RN, CCRN
    Brooke Army Medical Center
    Darlene Deters, Mario A. Rivera, Harcourt P. Edgecomb, Patty Violet, Marita S. Thies,
    Russell A. Decker, Gerald P. Campbell, Jon R. Shepherd, Kellie J. Miller
  10. Pt/Family Wishes in ICU Lowers In-Hospital Mortality
    Rosemary Chacko, MD, FACP, FAIHQ
    Baptist Health System
    Betsy Swinny, Jonathan Rivera
  11. A Nursing Intervention for the Post-Mastectomy Patient: ABCs to Recovery
    Ho Soon Michelle Cho, PhD
    Texas Woman's University
    Jae Eun Paek, Gail Davis, Marilyn Leitch, Rao Roshni, David Euhus, Barbara Haley, Valerie Andrews, Theresa Zogakis, Amy Harker-Murray
  12. Newborn Hypothermia: Improving Thermoregulation in Term Neonates
    Kathleen Collins, RNC-OB, C-EFM, MS
    Washington Hospital Center
    Crystal Trent Paultre
  13. Promoting Evidence-Based Practice through a Journal Club
    Patsy Concepcion, RN, BSN, OCN
    Gayle Z. Balmaceda (Presenter)
    UT MD Anderson Cancer Cente
  14. Pragmatic Action Research: Latino Elders and Formerly Incarcerated Women
    Janice D. Crist, RN, PhD
    The University of Arizona College of Nursing
    Mickey Parsons, Carmen Warner Robbins, Maria Victoria Mullins, Yvette M. Espinosa
  15. Vascular Access Team: Evidence-Based Practice in IV Therapy
    Gayle H. Dasher, RN, PhD, CCRN, CNRN
    CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care
    Vanessa Castaneda, Kathryn Martinez, James George
  16. Guidelines for Prevention of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
    Tammy M. DeRouen, RN, CCRN
    Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
    Cecile Broussard
  17. Pressure Ulcer Prevention Initiative
    Darlene R. Deters, MSN, ARNP, CCRN
    Lisette Melton (Presenter)
    Brooke Army Medical Center
    Sarah Gaylord, LTC Maria Serio-Melvin, Harry Bradstreet, Tequila Langham
  18. Immersion Technique for Implementation of the ACEStar EBP Model
    Jean Dowling Dols, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
    CHRISTUS Health
  19. Disruptive Behavior within a Perioperative Environment: Baseline Assessment Following Conduct
    Policy Implementation
    Elena Dragan, RN, BSN, MS
    UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Garrett L. Walsh
  20. Redesign of a Nursing Research Course to Foster Application in Evidence Based Practice
    Kathy Jo Ellison, DSN
    Auburn University School of Nursing
    Arlene Morris
  21. Prevention of Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption for Teenagers that Study at Junior High Schools in Monterrey Mexico
    MCE Santiaga Enriqueta Esparza Almanza, Maestra en Ciencias de Enfermería
    Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
    Dra María Magdalena Alonso Castillo, Dra Bertha Alicia Alonso Castillo,
    Dr Francisco Rafael Guzmán Facundo, Dra Karla Selene López García,
    MSP Lucio Rodríguez Aguilar
  22. A Foot Care Program for Hispanic Elders: How Evidence Directed Development
    Annette E.D. Etnyre, RN, MSN, CFCN
    University of the Incarnate Word/St. Philip of Jesus Ministerio de Salud
    Perla Zarate-Abbott, Jean Deliganis, Sara Kolb
  23. Development of Patient-Centered Teams: Communication and Collaboration
    Ehriel F. Fannin, MSN, RN
    University of the Incarnate Word
    Marilyn Lynch-Goddard
  24. Addressing the Challenges in Acute Stroke Care: Engaging Nurses in Best Practices
    Theresa Lynn Green, RN, PhD
    University of Calgary
  25. Merging Bedside Nurses' Intuition-Based Practice with Evidence-Based Practice
    Jo Hanson, RN, MSN, CNS, OCN
    City of Hope
    Marcia Grant
  26. Bringing the Evidence Chairside
    Linda Hasman, MSLS
    University at Buffalo
  27. What is Going On with This Patient? Radiology Nursing Hand-Off
    Sandra Hawk, RN, BSN, CRN, CN IV Durham Regional Hospital
    Patricia Wilkerson
  28. Skin Champions: Keys to Successful Pressure Ulcer Prevention
    Sarah Herb, RN, BSN, WCC
    Schneck Medical Center
    Joyce Reichenbacker
  29. Misconnection Mishap: The Journey to Improve Patient Safety
    Christi Hicks, RNC-LRN, MBA
    Texas Children's Hospital Emily Weber
  30. Red Ginseng for Blood Pressure: A Systematic Review
    Myung-Haeng Hur, RN, PhD
    Eulji University, South Korea
    Chan Kim, Myeong-Soo Lee
  31. Achieving a Common Goal: Improving Handoff Communication
    Tanya L. Johnson, RN, BSN
    Auburn University
    Kathy Jo Ellison
  32. Creating An Environment of Learning: Nurses Teaching Nurses
    Celeste P. Jones, BSN, RN
    UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Bobbie Wilson, Sharon Hampton
  33. Best Practice for Collection of Peritoneal Dialysis Fluid Cultures
    Lilian A. Kawas, BS, RN, CNN
    Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
    Maria Mwamuka, Janet Andries, Pat Cernoch, Gail Messner
  34. Process Changes to Reduce Emergency Room Overcrowding
    David Kimball, RN, BSN UTHSC at Houston School of Nursing Stephanie Garee, Robin Lovvorn, Terri Hardy
  35. Therapeutic Hypothermia in the Postresuscitation Patient: The Development and Implementation
    of an
    Evidence-Based Protocol in the Emergency Department
    Zeb E. Koran, RN, APN, DNP, CEN, CCRN
    Northwest Community Hospital
  36. Evidence-Based Practice: Academia & Practice Working Together
    Jennifer H. Lester, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC Texas Woman's University College of Nursing Ginger Gail Hinshaw, Linda Blizzard, Sydney Peck, Anne Stiles, Sharon K. Dingman, Kathy Srokosz, Judith Conedera
  37. Practicing Nurses' Attitudes and Knowledge of Evidence-Based Practice
    Mary J. Linton, EdD, RN Millikin University School of Nursing Marilyn A. Prasun
  38. Therapeutic Hypothermia Post Cardiac Arrest: Evidence into Clinical Practice
    Edward Maurice Lopez, BSN, RN Midland Memorial Hospital Raceli Gibson
  39. Saving Lives, Saving Money: An Evidence-Based Fall Management Intervention for Community Dwelling Elders
    Margo MacRobert, RN, MS, NEA-BC
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  40. Reducing Medication Errors - Patient Photographs as a Second Identifier
    Allison L. Mason, RN, BS
    JPS Health Network
  41. Blood Culture Contamination Reduction Project
    Meghann McConnell, RN
    William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital
    Vicki Lawhern, Vicktoria Danilova, Linda McKinley
  42. Multidisciplinary Rounds - Putting Evidence-Based Practice in Motion
    Phyllis D. McCorstin, RN, CNS, MSN, CCNS, CCRN
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
    Debby Rush
  43. Value Added Risk Assessment: The Family Health History
    Jeanette A. McNeill, DrPH, RN, AOCNS, CNE
    University of the Incarnate Word of Nursing and Health Professions
    Jennifer Cook, Marveen Mahon, Maureen Rauschhuber, Cynthia Richardson, Mary Elaine Jones,
    Laura Munoz, Julie Nadeau, Kathy Goei, Christina Rosetta, Rosanna Estrada
  44. Fall Risk Assessment in the Outpatient Setting
    Suellen J. Meador, RN, BSN
    Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center
    Roberta Jones, Marsha Heasley
  45. Planting Palliative Care Seeds: Strategies for the Growth and Development of a Hospital-Based
    Palliative Program

    Jeanette (Jeannie) M. Meyer, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS, PCCN
    Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital
  46. Research/EBP Knowledge & Experience: A Competency-Based Program
    JoAnn Mick, PhD, RN
    Harris County Hospital District
  47. Promoting a Culturally Sensitive Weight Loss Strategy among Obese Mexican-American Adults
    Gerald Montoya, DNP, RN, FNP
    University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville Wellness Center Family Practice
  48. A Collaborative Approach to an Evidence-Based Fellowship
    Penny Kay Moore, PhD, RN
    Texas Christian University
    Susan Weeks, Marinda Allender
  49. Avoiding the "Data Rich Information Poor (DRIP) Syndrome"
    Kermilia Moorer-Whitehead, MSN, RN, NE-BC
    Children's Health System
  50. The Introduction of Evidence Based Practice at Bay Pines VA Medical Center through Accelerated Learning
    James J. Morello, MSN, Ed, RN
    Bay Pines VAMC
  51. Rollout of the Rapid Repsonse Team
    Marthe J. Moseley, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS, CNL
    Mary Mather (Presenter)
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System
    Kim Hall
  52. Reducing Falls in the Elderly: An Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Approach
    Donna J. Nicholson, MNSc, RN-BC, CRRN
    CHRISTUS St. Michael Rehabilitation Hospital
    Sheila Jenkins, Cookie Gender, Nancy Barlow, Ralph Garlitos, Richard Sharp, Casey Zverina,
    Donny Thompson, Angela Finton, Roger Stanley
  53. Identifying PICC Line Tips: Saving Time from Insertion to Therapy
    Cathy W. Oakley, RN, CNIII, CRNI
    Durham Regional Hospital
    Juanita Fisher
  54. Interprofessional Education in the HIV/AIDS Clinic: Improving Communication and Medication

    Jan E. Patterson, ME, FACP, FIDSA, CPE
    UTHSCSA & South Texas Veterans Health Care System
    Martha Medrano, Veronica Young, Kathleen Stevens, John Herbold, Maureen Rubin, Judith Colver,
    Amruta Parekh, Teresa Talley, Delia Bullock
  55. Urinary Catheters: Implications of Early Removal on Urinary Tract Infections and Urinary Dysfunction
    Robin Joy Peterson, RN-BC
    Texas Health Harris Methodist Hurst Euless Bedford
    Deborah Behan
  56. Implementation of a Rapid Response Team: Saving Lives
    Louie S. Pineda, RN-BSN, CCRN
    Brooke Army Medical Center, MICCU
    COL Jeffery S. Ashley, MAJ Kevin Chung, MAJ Sheri A. Ortiz, CPT Marvin Moul, CPT James Sterner,
    CPT Devon J. Lehman, Deborah J. Marquez, Darlene R. Deters, David W. Park
  57. Reducing Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection Rates in a Teaching Hospital
    Holly C. Pingrey, BSN, RN
    Brooke Army Medical Center
    Harry Bradstreet
  58. Pressure Mapping Old Habits
    Charles Reed, MSN, RN, CNRN
    University Hospital System
    Annabella B. Prince, Nanette Larson, Susan Gerhardt, Randall Beadle, Ileana Fonseca
  59. Unit Council: Empowering Nurses to Improve Nursing Practice and Patient Care
    Glenda Riggs, RN
    Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
  60. F.A.S.T. Alert!
    Sally Roberts, RN
    Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
    Cecile Broussard
  61. Unlocking Strategies for VAP Prevention: Nursing is Key
    Tracey Robilotto, RN
    VAMC Cleveland
  62. Research vs. Quality Improvement: Resolving Institutional Review Board Concerns
    Linda A. Roussel, DSN, RN, NEA, BC
    University of South Alabama College of Nursing
    Dr. Sandra Pennington
  63. Pilot Test of an Academic Detailing Program Dentistry
    John D. Rugh, PhD
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Naomi N. Sever, William D. Hendricson, Rita Renee Parma, Kevin M. Gureckis,
    James B. Summit, John P. Hatch
  64. Fiscally Responsible Staffing a Critical Care Unit
    Louise H. Saladino, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Durham Regional Hospital
    Earl Dalton
  65. Triad for Optimal Patient Safety (TOPS): A Community Hospital Perspective
    Suann Cirigliano Schutt, RN-BC, BSN, CEP
    El Camino Hospital
    Sara Mills, Michael Podlon
  66. A Preoperative Forced-Air Warming Protocol to Maintain Post-Operative Normothermia
    in Colorectal Surgery Patients

    Joanne Sedei, RN, BSN
    Medical Center of Plano
  67. Developing a Culture of Inquiry through a Nursing Research Fellowship
    Claudia DiSabatino Smith, MSN, PhD(c), RN, NE-BC
    St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
  68. Improved Patient Flow Can Reduce Violence in a Psychiatric Emergency Center
    Lesley Smith, RNC
    JPS Health Network
  69. Hourly Rounding: 3 South Model PET
    1LT Laveeta S. Springer, BSN
    Army Nurse Corps Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
    2LT Katie R. Coots, 2LT Maria Ewers, Freddie Thomas
  70. Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Tookit for Primary Care Providers
    Lisa R. Spruce, MSN, ARNP
    University of South Alabama
  71. Development of a Research and Evidence-Based Practice Model in a Rural Community Hospital
    Deanne K. Sramek, DNP
    Wyoming Medical Center
    Sandra Conklin, Patti Legler, Sharon Hancock, Phyllis Schulz
  72. Unit Newsletters, An Opportunity to Improve Communication
    Tammy Marie Straps, RN-BC
    Harris County Hospital District
  73. Accelerating Evidence-Based Practice Using a Train the Trainer Model
    Shelley B. Thibeau, MSN, RNC
    Ochsner Medical Center
    Dawn Ricouard
  74. Implementing an Evidence-Based Strategy for Improving Patient Safety during Intershift Handoff
    Lily Thomas, PhD, RN
    North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
    Pat Donohue Porter, Myrta Rabinowitz, Emily Castro, Irene Macyk, Eileen Mckinstry, Julia Elgendy,
    Ronit Schwartz, Lisa Chung
  75. Creating the Evidence: Charge Nurse Education Improves Frontline Leadership
    Patricia L. Thomas, PhD, RN
    University of Detroit-Mercy, Henry Ford Health System-Warren Campus
  76. Pre-Procedural Communication:A Lesson in Human Factors
    Kathi Thompson, RN, CEN
    Scott & White Healthcare System
    Jennifer Bruce
  77. STOP and THINK: Considerations on Normal Saline Instillation Prior to Suctioning
    Monina Tovar, ADN RN, BSN
    Harris County Hospital District, Ben Taub General Hospital
    Elenita Gumtang, Valsa Mathew, Rowenachona Sano, Mathew Varughese
  78. A Comparative Analysis of the Rate of CLBSI across Acute Care Units
    Dorothy M. Urschel, MS, RNFA, ACNP-C
    Jessica Culver (Presenter)
    St. Peter's Hospital
    Kathleen Kelly, Christopher R. Viagrande
  79. Patient Centered Shift Handoff
    Teresa K. Van Wagoner, BSN, BS
    William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital
    Mary Hartmann, Beverly Priefer, Jacalyn Sutton, Susan Clearfield, Sarah Schroeder, Dennis Clapp,
    Moly Brunner, Laura Pafford, Donna Miller, Mary Schmidt
  80. Use of the ACE Star Model to Explicate the Role of the DNP
    Donna M. Velasquez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP
    The University of Arizona
  81. Effectiveness of Car Seat Safety Training at NICU Discharge
    Mitzi M. Wiggin, MS, PT
    Sandra Engle (Presenter)
    Texas Children's Hospital
    Katy Wilkinson, Racelli Caballes, Robin Rae, Melissa Tharp, Rose Toruno, Kristen Beck,
    Stephani O'Connor, Frank McCormick, Emily Berman
  82. Using Evidence to Improve Outcomes and Achieve Excellence
    Jennifer Williams, MSN, RN, NE-BC
    Pinkie Hassan (Presenter)
    St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
    Ruth Ling, Ruby Francois, Nancy Kuria, Geraldine Jones, Claudia Smith
  83. Mentorship: A Day of New Perspectives
    Laura L. Winslett, RN, SN, CNS, CNRN, CNOR
    Brain & Spine Center at Brackenridge Hospital
  84. Rapid Cycle Change Approach to Management of Severe Sepsis
    Fiona Winterbottom, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
    Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans
    Susan Rodriguez, Teresa Nash, Bethany Jennings, Erik Sundell, Leonardo Seoane
  85. From Knowing to Doing: Using Evidence to Inform Nursing Practice Improvement
    Launette Woolforde, EdD(c), RN
    Lily Thomas (Presenter)
    North Shore - LIJ Health System, Institute for Nursing
    Maureen White, Lily Thomas, Diane Curley, Christine Marsiello, Elizabeth Romano,
    Priscilla Samuel, Andrea Spatarella
  86. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Revising an Insulin Drip Protocol
    Lauren E. Zvonar, RN, BSN
    Shirley Herfel (Presenter)
    William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

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