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New Knowledge Innovation and Improvements

New Knowledge, Innovations & Improvements Council 2014 - 2015

"You can make mistrakes, but you are not a failure until you blame others for those mistakes." ~ John Wooden

Meeting time:  3rd Tuesday of the month, 12:00-2:00 PM 

Location:  Varies please contact Minda Nespoli for details

Chair:  Neal Ketchum, RN, BSN, CNII

Co-Chair: Angeline Latchman, RN, BSN

This council addresses evidence based practice, nursing research, and innovations in nursing practice. Its scope of work encompasses the following:

  • Ensuring systems and services that need to be redesigned or redefined to improve quality, efficiency and/or adapt to new policies
  • Contributing to the science of nursing by developing new models of care through the application of existing and/or new evidence
  • Integrating and adapting industry best-practices to drive continuous improvement and innovation at the local level

Members are the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO); one UD and one CNS; Designated direct-care nurses from all units and levels of nursing.

Additional Members:

  • Director RBC/EBP or Director of Nursing Education
  • UCLA SON Liaison
  • EBP Fellows
  • Physician rep.
  • Accreditation rep.
  • IT / CareConnect

Key Documents & Meeting Minutes 



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