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2015 REBP Poster Awards

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Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center designated
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UCLA awarded designation as National Magnet Hospital
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica designated
National Magnet Hospital

2015 REBP Poster Awards

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2015 Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference Poster Awards

The Evidence-Based Practice Research Utilization Project Awards were established to provide nurses with recognition and support for projects focused on evidenced-based practice, performance improvements and research. This year we received a record number of outstanding submissions which are available for viewing to conference attendees through May 22, 2015. We thank all who participated, and recognize this year's awardees, below:

 2015 Evidence-Based Practice Poster Awards:

1st Place: Utilizing Structured Post-Discharge Phone Calls and Telehealth to Prevent 30-Day Readmissions in the Cardiac Surgery Patient Population • Marisa Hallare, RN, BSN, PCCN; Mat Ilasin, RN, BSN; Michelle Nguyen, RN, CNS, ACNP-BC; Cherie Neil, RN, MSN, PCCN; Renee Appleby, RN, BSN, NE-BC, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

 REBP20152 2nd Place: "Exceptional" Patient and Families to Acceptable: Educating Nurses to Prevent the Confrontation • Hazel Lao, RN, BSN, PCCN; Neal Ketchum, RN, BSN, PCCN; Jason Kulangara, RN, BSN, PCCN; Elizabeth McGee, RN, BSN; Francis Dimacali, RN, BSN; Julie Javier, RN, BSN, Patricia Sheehan, RN, MN, CNS, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital
 REBP2015-4 3rd Place: Skin to Skin: Making an Evidence-Based Practice Routine through Six-Sigma • Erika Stahl, BSN, RN; Victoria McClain, RN, Virtua Health System

Honorable Mention: Making Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research Attractive: An Educational Approach to Increasing Nurse Engagement • Janell Lehman-Lerille, RN, MSN, RNC-MNN, Huntington Hospital

 2015 Performance Improvement Poster Awards:

 1st Place: Development of a Seclusion-Restraint Documentation Resource Nurse Program in the In-patient Psychiatric Setting • Karen Salvador, MSN, RN-BC; Leilanie Ayala, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, NP-BC; Joyce Reinholdt, MTOM, BSN, Lac, RN-BC; Diane Oran, MN, RN, CNS-BC, NP-BC; Kandace Whiting, DNP, RN-BC, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior


2nd Place: Trauma to ICU Rapid Improvement Project • Kayla Vandegrift, RN; Erik Coll, RN, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital

3rd Place: Creating a Sensory Garden in an Inpatient Psychiatric Setting: Improving the Mood and Anxiety of Mental Health Patients • Aimee Levine-Dickman, MA, OTR/L; Nancy Wicks, OT, Dip., OTR/L; Leilanie Ayala, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Era Hawk, LVN; Susan Rappaport, MSN, RN, PMHCNS, NE-BC; Curtis Boelke, BA, MHP; Anna Kurtz, MSW, LCSW; Jennifer Alcaide, MSW, LCSW, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior REBP2015-8

Honorable MentionImproving Care of Hospitalized Elders through NICHE Program • Anila Ladak, RN, MSN; Valerie Yeo, RN, MSN, NE-BC; Erin Castle, RN; Salve Arriola, RN, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital

 2015 Research Poster Awards:

1st Place: Efficacy of the U.S. Navy Dive Tables in Treating Decompression Sickness in 103 Cases • Walter Chin, BSN, RN; Susan Sprau, MD, MACP, RCCP, FAASM; Ellie Joo, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center 


REBP2015-11 2nd Place: Incidence and Risk Factors for Nutritional Deficiencies in Children with Intestinal Failure Receiving Home Parenteral Nutrition • Laurie Reyen, RN, MN; Hannah Bechtold; Sarah Muradian; Jorge Vargas, MD; Laura Wozniak, MD, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
REBP2015-14  3rd Place: Development of a High Risk Breast Cancer Screening Program-Lessons From a Pilot Study • Karen Herold, DNP, FNP-BC, WHCNP-BC, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian 



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