2013 SI Abstracts & Winners

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Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice
"2013 Summer Institute Winners List"
Copyright 2013


Summer Institute: Top 3 Poster Presentations

1st Place:
Beyond "Call Don't Fall": Implementing an Interprofessional, Multi-Modal Evidence-Based Falls
Prevention Program

Mindy Switzer, MS, BSN, RN, CNL
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

2nd Place:
An Intraprofessional Approach to Reducing VAP in the MICU
Phyllis McCorstin, APRN, CNS, CCNS, CCRN
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Gary Weinstein, Mike Trevino, Michelle Pecenka, Sharon Williamson, Debby Rush, Annette Cox

3rd Place:
CAUTI Team Success Story: East Orange General Hospital
Rosemarie D. Rosales, BSN, MPA, RN, CCRN, CPHQ
East Orange General Hospital
Elizabeth Mammen-Prasadl

People’s Choice Award:

Attendees voted for one poster each day which reflected the most significant contribution to
evidence-based practice.

Thursday, July 11
Moving Evidence to Practice: Delirium Assessment in Critical Care
Sarah Booth, BSN, RN, CCRN, SANE
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
David Renfro, Denise Renfro, Jovie Yabes, Roberta Oka

Friday, July 12
EBP2: The Evidence on Educating for Evidence-Based Practice
Sharon Stahl Wexler, PhD, RN, BC
Pace University
Lin J. Drury, Esma Paljevic

Educators' EBP Workshop®: Top 3 Poster Presentations

1st Place:
Interdisciplinary Faculty Beliefs and Culture for Integration of EBP
Tracy L. Brewer, DNP, RNC-OB, CLC
Wright State University
Lisa English Long, Mary Beth Kaylor

2nd Place:
Incorporating Quality Improvement Projects into a BSN Program
Jane Bliss-Holtz, DNSc, RN-BC
Georgian Court-Meridian Health SON
Teri Wurmser

3rd Place:
Educating DNP Students about Critical Appraisal and Knowledge Translation
Elizabeth R. Moore, PhD
Vanderbilt University
Richard Watters

2013 EBP Across the Nation:

ACE Center Posters

Abstracts selected for Poster Presentation. Abstracts may be viewed by clicking on title.

  1. Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice: Research & Activities
    Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, EdD, ANEF, FAAN
    Professor & Director, Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice & Improvement Science
    Network
    UT Health Science Center San Antonio

  2. Creating a National Research Agenda for Improvement Science
    Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, EdD, ANEF, FAAN
    Professor & Director, Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice & Improvement Science Research
    Research Network
    UT Health Science Center San Antonio

  3. Building Capacity and Collaboration for Research in Improvement Science
    Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, EdD, ANEF, FAAN
    Professor & Director, Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice & Improvement Science
    Research Network
    UT Health Science Center San Antonio
    Darpan Patel, PhD, Grace Willard, RN, PhD, Frank Puga, PhD

  4. Detecting First Order Operational Failures on a National Level Using the Improvement Science Research Network
    Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, EdD, ANEF, FAAN
    Professor & Director, Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice & Improvement Science
    Research Network UT Health Science Center San Antonio
    Robert L. Ferrer, MD, MPH, Darpan Patel, PhD, Frank Puga, PhD

  5. Small Troubles, Adaptive Responses (STAR-2): Frontline Nurse Engagement in Quality Improvement
    Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, EdD, ANEF, FAAN
    Professor & Director, Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice & Improvement Science
    Research Network
    UT Health Science Center San Antonio
    Darpan Patel, PhD, Frank Puga, PhD, Robert L. Ferrer, MD, MPH

  6. Dandelion Effect of a Team Training Program to Enhance Patient Safety and Quality
    Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, EdD, ANEF, FAAN
    Professor & Director, Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice & Improvement Science
    Research Network
    UT Health Science Center San Antonio
    Michael G. Corneille, MD, Frank Puga, PhD

  7. The ACE-ERI: An Instrument to Benchmark EBP Readiness in Student and Clinician Populations
    Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, EdD, ANEF, FAAN
    Professor & Director, Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice & Improvement Science
    Research Network
    UT Health Science Center San Antonio
    Frank Puga, PhD, Vivian Low, MPH, BSN, RN-BC

Attended Poster Presentations: Thursday, July 11   (A-L)

Abstracts selected for Poster Presentation. Abstracts may be viewed by clicking on title.

  1. An Evidence-Based, Comprehensive Intervention to Reduce Pneumonia-Related Acute Care ReAdmissions from Nursing Home Facilities
    Angela E. Adams, MSN, MBA, DNP
    Audie L. Murphy VA
    Carole White

  2. Using the Transformational Leadership Model to Improve Nurse Leader Retention and
    Organizational Outcomes

    Elizabeth Asturi, MSN, RN, NE-BC
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

  3. An EBP Project to Reduce VAP: Continuous Subglottic Suctioning
    Lisa Baker, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Susan Smith (Presenter)
    Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
    Susan Smith

  4. Fall Prevention: Incorporating Jean Watson’s Human Caring Theory – An Evidence-Based
    Practice (EBP) Approach

    Emma B. Belisario, BSN, RN
    Michael E. DeBakey VA Hospital
    Michael Mistric, Mary Anne Reese, Sheila Richey

  5. Moving Evidence to Practice: Delirium Assessment in Critical Care
    Sarah Booth, BSN, RN, CCRN, SANE
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System
    David Renfro, Denise Renfro, Jovie Yabes, Roberta Oka

  6. Impact of Bronchiolitis Guideline Implementation on Resource Utilization
    Cindy Darnell Bowens, MD
    University of Texas Southwestern
    Vineeta Mittal, Brian Walsh, Mohamed Badawy, Martha Shaw, Amit Mehta, Jerithea Tidwell,
    Rodica Pop, Rustin Morse, Laurie Barenblat, Maeve Sheehan, Sandra McDermott, Carolyn Cannon,
    Jeffrey Kahn

  7. Devastating Brain Injury: Adult Population in the Emergency Setting
    Tania V. Bridgeman, PhD, MPA, RN
    University of California Irvine
    Darlene Bradley

  8. Perceptions of Patient Care Techs (PCTs) on Teamwork and Competency as it Relates to Patient Care
    Paige Brown, MSN, RN, CMSRN, ONC
    Medical Center of Lewisville

  9. Improving Patient Satisfaction Scores with a New Intermediate Care Unit (IMU) Language: An
    Evidence-Based Practice Project

    Gloria K. Caclini, BSN, RN, CEN, CCRN
    Harris Health System
    Dawn Purvis, Maureen Sain, Cecilia Wamwiri

  10. UTMB Emergency Services Hand Hygiene Quality Improvement Initiative
    Pamela Cruz, BSN, RN
    The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
    Valerie Brumfield, Christine Wade

  11. Improving the Accessibility of Evidence-Based Practice across a Large Healthcare System
    Deanna Curry, MS, RN
    Chris Slaughter (Presenter)
    Catholic Health Initiatives
    Jeffrey Hansen, Camille Haycock, Chris Slaughter

  12. Quiet Time - Uninterrupted Rest for Patients
    Carla A. Dahm, BSN, RN-BC
    University of Tennessee Medical Center

  13. Improving Communication between Nurses and Hospitalist Physicians: The Case of St. Paul’s
    Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan—Canada

    Ben Daniel, PhD
    Izabela Szelest (Presenter)
    Saskatoon Health Region
    Charlene Magnus, Beth Horsburgh

  14. Multi-Disciplinary Approach on Delirium Recognition Initiative
    Mary Joy Daniel, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC
    The Methodist Hospital - Houston, TX
    Ruth Richards, Kathryn Agarwal

  15. A Healthy Work Environment Endeavor: Postoperative Handover from the OR to CTICU
    Anna Dermenchyan, RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC
    Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    Virginia Erickson, Sumit Singh

  16. Growing EBP Champions through a RN to BS Program
    Lin J. Drury, PhD, RN
    Pace University
    Sharon Stahl Wexler, Esma Paljevic

  17. Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Nurse Residency Program Pilot
    Mary Fanning, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
    WVU Healthcare

  18. Readmission Reduction Strategy Trial: Assessment and Communication Tool
    Teresa J. Faykus, DNP, MSN
    East Ohio Regional Hospital and Waynesburg University
    Donna Bazan, Kathy Boehm

  19. Patient Bedside Hand-Off on a Medical-Surgical Unit
    Susanne T. Fehr, RN-BC, NE-BC, MS
    Marie Lynn (Presenter)
    Inova Alexandria Hospital
    Marie Lynn, Susannah Suppey

  20. Creating a Culture of Zero Tolerance for Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections
    Jeffery W. Forehand, MSN, RN-BC
    University of Alabama
    Marietta P. Stanton

  21. A Quiet ICU? You Must Be Kidding!
    Kristie A. Foreman, RN, CCRN
    Pinnacle Health
    Kathryn A. Chester

  22. Looking at the Evidence: A Paradigm to Improve the Critical Thinking Skills of the Newly Trained
    Triage Nurse in the Emergency Department

    Janice M. Francischine, RN, MS, CPNP, CEN
    North Shore LIJ Health System

  23. Internal Communications and the Effect on Employee Engagement
    Cherie Gaither, DNP, RN, CNML
    Norton Healthcare
    Sherill Cronin, Ruth Wagoner, Linda Zapp

  24. An Evidence-Based Initiative to Reduce Healthcare Acquired Infections
    Alba I. Gonzalez Ramos, MSN, RN, CCNS
    Florida Hospital South
    Sandra Van Horn, Kimberly Kerns

  25. Press Release: The Pressure is on to Relieve Pressure Ulcers!
    Karen L. Good, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Pinnacle Health System

  26. Beyond Guidelines: A Model to Support High Quality Evidence-Based Care
    Theresa L. Green, RN, PhD
    University of Calgary
    Patrice Lindsay, Michael Suddes

  27. A 12-Step Program to Fall Prevention
    Victoria Greenwood, MS, RN-BC
    St. Peter's Hospital and The Sage Colleges
    Sapna Mathai, Maryann Vanscoy

  28. Sitters No More! Transformation from Sitters to Therapeutic Companions
    Nancy Haller, MN, RN, CNL
    Portland VA Medical Center
    Kimberly Kirkpatrick, Michelle Rhoney

  29. Visual Management Board: Achieving Organizational Outcomes
    Jacquelyn Harmon, RN-BC
    Inova Loudoun Hospital
    Alison Smolsky, Kathleen Wright

  30. Quality Improvement Project Plan for an Inpatient Warfarin Management Protocol
    Deedra A. Harrington, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette

  31. Implementing an Evidence-Based Strategy to Promote Influenza Vaccination
    Jennifer N. Hill, BA, MA
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative
    Sherri L. LaVela, Edward Hines, Jr.

  32. The Integration of Genetics and Genomics into Nursing Practice at Baptist Beaumont Hospital
    Michelle Hutto, MSN, RN, CPN
    Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas
    Jenny Rawls

  33. Daily Plan Development Initiative
    Jessie M. Johnson, BSN, RN-BC
    Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks
    Cathy Steele

  34. Venous Leg Ulcer Interventions: Quality of the Evidence
    Katherine R. Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Case Western Reserve University
    Nirmala Lekhak, Napat Kaewluang

  35. Expediting Emergency Care of Febrile Neutropenia Patients
    Ann Kelley, BSN, RN
    Methodist Hospital
    Hannah Sowell, Carole Elledge, Mary Krivoy, Jill MacPherson, Carlos Bachier, Fred LeMaistre,
    Sarah Cannon, Paul J. Shaughnessy, Roberta Tremper

  36. Evidence Based Recommendations for Managing PIVs and Infusions
    Joanna R. Klein, MSN, CMSRN, PHN, BS
    VA Palo Alto
    Deborah Cook, Karen Boatright, Sarah Woodward, David Renfro, Denise Renfro, Roberta Oka

  37. Release Your Practice: An Evidenced-Based Project to Reduce Restraint Use
    Elizabeth I. Kozub, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN, CNRN
    Sharp Memorial Hospital
    Jessica Sullivan

  38. Patient-Centered Insulin Dosing Cycles Producing Glycemic Control through Interdisciplinary
    Collaboration

    Jaci L. Langham, RN, CMSRN
    Baylor All Saints Medical Center

  39. Ask Me 3TM: A Tool for Health Literacy Promotion among Minority Populations
    Danet M. Lapiz-Bluhm, PhD, RN, FAAN
    University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
    Glenise Perez, Michelle Wong, Alexandra Carpenter

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Attended Poster Presentations: Friday, July 12   (M-Z)

Abstracts selected for Poster Presentation. Abstracts may be viewed by clicking on title.

  1. 60 Day Hire Initiative: Checking the Pulse of New Nurse Hires
    Heather Machado, RN
    Hartford Hospital
    Cheryl Ficara, Deborah Tetreault, Maria Tackett, Matthew Manufo

  2. Transforming Safety, Communication, and Efficiency: The Huddle/Lunch Buddy Initiative
    Heather Machado, RN
    Hartford Hospital
    Cheryl Ficara, Deborah Tetreault, Maria Tackett, Matthew Manufo

  3. The Other Central Line Bundle
    Jennifer McFarlane, RN, MSN, CNS
    Huntington Memorial Hospital
    Anne Dickinson

  4. Transition and Occupancy of the New Zucker Hillside Hospital
    Marybeth McManus, MPA, BSN, RNC
    Maira Barnes (Presenter)
    The Zucker Hillside Hospital
    Maira Barnes

  5. Correct ECG Placement Makes Sense... and Makes the Difference
    Vivian Mendoza, RN
    Ben Taub General Hospital, Harris Health System
    Ada Cortez, Shaiby Cherukara, Emely Babas, Veeda Miranda, Thushara Paul, Bindu Roy,
    Shanall Houston

  6. Using Nurse-Identified Barriers to Impact Patient Satisfaction Scores
    Jeannette M. Meyer, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, PCCN, ACHPN
    Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center & Orthopaedic Hospital
    Kimberly A. Ternavan

  7. Educating DNP Students about Critical Appraisal and Knowledge Translation
    Elizabeth R. Moore, PhD
    Vanderbilt University
    Richard Watters

  8. Bath Basins: Who Knows Where Evil Lurks
    Mary Lou Mortimer, MSN, RNC-NIC
    Pinnacle Health System
    Renee Smith, Lisa Snedeker, Kim Rivera, Tina Willier

  9. Renal Insufficiency and Imaging Contrast: Leveraging Nursing & EMR
    Minesh Patel, MD
    University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center
    Travis Browning, Kristen Bishop, Michael Estabrooks, Julie Champine

  10. Decreasing Length of Stay in the Respiratory Care Unit
    Marissa L. Persaud, DNP, APRN
    North Shore University Hospital
    Gita Lisker, Joanna Sumcizk, Debbie Recchia, Fiona Stokes, Laura Gazzara, Linda Nici

  11. Emphasis on Quality via Interprofessional Education and Practice
    Monica N. Ramirez, PhD, RN
    University of the Incarnate Word School of Nursing and Health Professions
    Matt Valdes, Decima Garcia, Daniel Dominguez, Mary Elaine Jones, Linda Hook,
    Ramona Ann Parker, Cindy McCullough, Patricia Sanchez-Diaz, Cynthia Nguyen,
    Kimberly A. Cauthon

  12. Reducing Readmissions in Veterans Affairs by Implementing Interventions that are Evidence Based
    Practice

    David Renfro, MS, RN, NE-BC
    Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto
    Gloria Martinez, Roberta Oka, Emily Stallings, Eric Gillens

  13. Teaching Evidence Based Practice: Development of an Evidence-Based Practice Fellowship Program
    for Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

    Denise Renfro, MS, BSN, ADN, RN
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
    Gloria Martinez, Roberta Oka

  14. Creating and Sustaining RN Ventilator/Tracheostomy Competency: A Collaborative Effort
    Michelle Rhoney, MS, RN, CNL
    Portland VA Medical Center
    Kimberly Kirkpatrick

  15. The Effect of Distance Mentoring on the Implementation of Evidence Based-Practice
    Sheila Richey, PhD
    Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
    Sheila Sullivan, Kathleen Parker, Michael Mistric, Amy Smith

  16. "Discharge Time Out": An Innovative Nurse Driven Protocol for Medication Reconciliation
    JoAnne Ruggiero, MSN, RN
    Pennsylvania Hospital - University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Joan Smith, Jacqueline Copeland, Lauren Durkin

  17. Guideline for Communicating with Unresponsive and Non-Verbal ICU Patients
    Rowena Chona O. Sano, RN
    Harris Health System
    Teji Arackal, Linda Bobby, Rajani Kokkodil, Ancy Vallavanatt

  18. Perioperative Pressure Ulcer Prevention, Is It Possible?
    Candace Scheresky, RN, BSN
    Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
    Jennifer Beckwith, Debbi Bush, Stanley G. Cron, Margaret I. Ibe, Serah Ingram, Andrea Johnson,
    Debra E. Mulkey, Cheryl B. Stano, Carol J. Underwood

  19. Improved Timeliness of PRN Effectiveness Documentation
    Michiele Schrieber, RN, MSN, CCM
    Jessie Johnson (Presenter)
    Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks
    Patrick Scott

  20. A Multifaceted Approach to Reduce 30 Day Heart Failure Readmissions
    Joan Smith, MS, BSN, RN, CMSRN
    Pennsylvania Hospital - University of Pennsylvania Health System
    JoAnne Ruggiero, Lauren Durkin, Jacqueline Copeland

  21. Capacity for Nursing Evidence-Based Practice at Ellis Medicine
    Marilyn Stapleton, PhD, RN
    Katie Hart (Presenter)
    Ellis Medicine
    LouAnn Bala, Katie Hart, J. E. Oppenlander, Eva M. Williford

  22. Improving Processes to Promote Better Utilization of Nursing Time
    Duane Stark, RN, CCRN
    Michelle Pecenka (Presenter)
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
    Lori Dunn, Sharon Fogarty, Sharon Williamson, Michelle Pecenka

  23. Use of a Simulation Exercise to Teach the Lean 8-Step Problem Solving Method
    Elizabeth Tovar, PhD, RN
    University of Kentucky
    Nora Warshawsky

  24. Workplace Fatigue: A Nursing Perspective
    Sherlyn Wachtel, RN, MSN, CNS, CCRN
    CHRISTUS Spohn Health System
    Mari Cuellar, Rose Medina, Julie Pina, Cathy Colley, Elda Castillo, Jim Cato, Jennifer Gentry,
    Sylvia Roberts (retired)

  25. The Online EBP Academy: Improving Capacity for Evidence-Based Practice
    Liz Walker, BSN, RN, CRS
    Arkansas Childre's Hospital
    Angela Green, Beatrice Boateng, Debra Jeffs, Amy Huett, Barbara Pate, Barbara Schmid,
    Gary Lowe, Todd Nick, Maria Melguizo

  26. EBP2: The Evidence on Educating for Evidence-Based Practice
    Sharon Stahl Wexler, PhD, RN, BC
    Pace University
    Lin J. Drury, Esma Paljevic

  27. Nursing Portfolios: An Evidence-Based Tool for Lifelong Learning
    Sharon Stahl Wexler, PhD, RN, BC
    Mount Sinai
    Elizabeth Rolston, Kathleen M. Scher

  28. Implementing the Clinical Nurse Leader Role to Improve Outcomes
    Denise M. Wienand, MEd, MSN, RN, CNL
    Rush Oak Park Hospital
    Prachi Shah, Jennifer M. Genier, Angela Cooper, Rachel E. Start, Brandy Hatcher

  29. Creating a Culture of Safety in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    Kristi J. Wilkerson, BSN, MS, RNC-NIC
    Baylor All Saints Medical Center

  30. Preparing Nurse Practitioners to Care for the Urban Poor
    Dolores M. Zygmont, PhD, RN
    Temple University

Student Posters

Abstracts selected for Poster Presentation. Abstracts may be viewed by clicking on title.

  1. Assessing Use of Internal Evidence Based Practice Website
    Mary Andreano, MSN, RN, CCRC, CHPN
    Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing
    Victoria Sandlin, Nancy Wells

  2. EBP Evaluation in Clinical for BSN Students through Faculty Consensus
    Lina Bostwick, EdD-c, RN
    College of Saint Mary
    Lois Linden

  3. An Integrative Review of Nursing Communication Patterns and Patient Safety
    Jane G. Kosarek, MS, MBA, RNC-OB, NEA-BC
    Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing

  4. LEAN in the Right Direction to Improve Emergency Department Care
    Veronica Palustra, RN, PHN, MSN
    El Camino Hospital

  5. Improving Discharge of Post-Operative Gynecology/Oncology Patients
    Marie Parisien, RN, BSN, MSN candidate
    Saint Xavier University

  6. Text Messaging: An Effective Health Promotion Tool for Expectant and New Mothers?
    Laura Sweatt, BSN
    Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas

For more information, please contact:
Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice
Email: acestar@uthscsa.edu
Phone: 210-567-1480

Posted: 8/29/13