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2015 Research & EBP Oral Presentations

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2015 Research & EBP Oral Presentations

April 22nd Presentations: 


Morning Session Keynote Address

  • 0845-1000: Keynote Address: Igniting and Sustaining Research and Evidence-Based Practice to Meet the Triple Aim in Healthcare: Key Strategies for Success  • Bernadette Melnyk, OPhD, RN, CPNP, PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, Dean, Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, Chief Wellness Officer, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University
  • 1015-1100: Anna Gawlinski Research Scholar: From Research Synthesis to Implementation: Bringing the Best Available Evidence to the Bedside Using Joanna Briggs Institute  • Daphne Stannard, PhD, RN, CNS, FCCM

Afternoon Session A: Advanced Leadership

  • 1300-1340: Provider and Patient Outcomes of Simulation-Based TeamSTEPPS Interprofessional Communication and Teamwork Training  •  Linda Kim, PhD, RN, UCLA Fielding school of Public Health
  • 1340-1420: Trauma to ICU Rapid Improvement • Erik Coll, BSN, RN, UCLA Health
  • 1420-1500: Frontline Leadership Program: Pediatric Sepsis Bundle Program  • Kerry Gold, BSN, RN, CEN, CCRN, MICN and Yvonne Abad Zegarra, RN, MICN, UCLA Health

Afternoon Session B: Original Research and Abstracts (All Sessions: 1300-1500)

       Abstract Session I: Patient Safety and Clinical Outcomes • Moderator: Pamela Nye, MS, RN, CNRN, SCRN

  • Reduction of Central-Line Associated Blood Stream Infections Through Practice Standardization on a Neuroscience/Stroke Unit • Roosevelt Davis, RN, Amy Kong, RN, Katherine Guardado, RN, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • Factors Associated with Medical Home Quality and Parent Perceptions of Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) in School-Age Children with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) • Kristine Ruggiero, PhD, MSN, RN, PNP-BC, MGH Institute of Health Professionals
  • The Effectiveness of Dexmedetomidine on Respiratory Adverse Events, Overall Use of Narcotics, and Pain Levels in Perioperative Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review • Cresilda Newsom, DNP, RN, CPAN, UC San Diego Health System
  • The Relationship Between Obesity, Quality of Life, and Psychological Health • Douglas Sutton, EdD, MSN, MPH, RN, NP-C, Northern Arizona University
  • Biophysiologic Stress Risk for Babies With Congenital Heart Disease Undergoing Surgery • Isabell Purdy, NP, PhD, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • Walk This Way!: An Evidence-Based Practice Project Guiding Early Ambulation in Post-Cardiac Catheterization Patients • Maryam Fathy, DNP, MSN, RN, NP-C, MemorialCare Health System: Saddleback Memorial Medical Center

      Abstract Session II: Nursing Practice Environment • Moderator: Brenda Hardin-Wike, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS

  • Float Pool Nurse Competency: Perceptions of Nurse Leaders • Susan Polka, RN, MSN(c), BSN, CCRN, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • Identifying Workarounds as a Method to Improve Practice: An Evidence-Based Evaluation of BCMA Use • Kandace Whiting, DNP, RN-BC
  • WannaWearOne - An Event to Raise Awareness Among Ostomy Caregivers • Dane Deluca, RN, BSN, CWON, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • The Right Person at the Right Time: Call Lights and Patient Needs • Juan Victor Dimacali, RN, BSN, Keck Medical Center of USC
  • Do No Harm: Improving Care for Vulnerable Neonates using a High Reliability Model • Mary Alice Melwak, PhD, NP, CNS, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • Increasing the Percentage of Certified RNs through Staff Engagement, Mentorship, and Meaningful Recognition • Rosalyn Amparo, RN, BSN, PCCN, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

      Abstract Session III: Innovation • Moderator: Anthony Chan, MSN, RN

  • Utilizing the Teach-Back Method to Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores • Shannon Salveson, RN, PCCN, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • UCLA Santa Monica Quiet Time: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Changing Culture to Provide a Healing Environment Through the Acts of Kindness of Being Quiet • Vera Lopez, MSN, RN, PCCN, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Implementing a New Pain Assessment Tool in ICU: CPOT: Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool • Seul A. Cha, RN, BSN, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Determinants of Long Acting and Permanent Contraceptive Methods Utilization Among Married Women of Reproductive Age Groups in Western Ethiopia: Implication for Service Delivery • Tesfalidet Tekelab, MSc, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Wollega University, Nekemte, Oromia, Ethiopia
  • The Adoption of the Risk of Suicide Questionnaire (RSQ) in the Emergency Department: Utilizing the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice • Paul Weeks, RN, Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • A Recipe for Excellent Nutrition: An Enteral Feeding Bundle • Lynne Agocs-Scott, RN, MN, CCRN, CCNS, Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills and Deanna Mussell, RN, BSN, Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills
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