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2016 REBP Poster Awards

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2016 REBP Poster Awards

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2016 Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference Poster Awards

The Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference Poster Awards were established to provide nurses with recognition and support for projects focused on research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement. This year we received a record number of outstanding submissions which are available for viewing to conference attendees through October 20, 2016. We thank all who participated, and recognize this year's awardees, below:

 2016 Evidence-Based Practice Poster Awards:

1st Place: Role of Nurses in Bullying Prevention: Importance of Establishing a Community Partnership Program • Leilanie Marie Ayala, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC; Robbie Harris-Depriest, RT; Sunnie Dishman, BSN, RN-BC; Erika Lozano, BSN, RN; Jaimie Chazen, BS, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital

  2nd Place: Psychiatric Medication Inpatient Education • Diane Oran, MSN, RN, NP-BC; John Creel, RN; Nelly Dipaolo, BSN, RN; Janice Dy, RN; Diana Erslovas, RN; Anna Kurtz, LCSW; Jane Pressman, BSN-BC, RN; Suzie Scarpaci, RN, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital
  3rd Place: Designing a Professional Development Pathway to Engage Staff Nurses, Promote Professional Growth, and Drive Outcomes • Maria Olton, BSN, RN CCRN-K; Linda Lillington, PhD, RN; Maricarmen Luhrsen, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  3rd Place: Moving Beyond Mere Survival: A Group Mentoring Program for New Graduate Nurses • Joyce Reinholdt, BSN, RN-BC, MTOM, Lac; Leilani Ayala, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC; Amanda Shaw, BSN, RN, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital
 2016 Quality Improvement Poster Awards:


 1st Place: Making the Case for Tele-Medicine: Improving Acute Care Stroke Patient Outcomes in a Community Hospital • Edward Nazareth, MSN, RN, PCCN, Torrance MemoriaL Medical Center



2nd Place: Improving 1:1 Utilization on an Inpatient Adult and Geriatric Psychiatric Unit • Charmaine Platon, BSN, RN-BC; Jessica Chiu, BA; Kandace Kelly, DNP, RN-BC, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital


2nd Place: Creating a Culture of Professional Development Through Staff Engagement • Grace Sund, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPHON, CNS, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Orthopaedic Hospital



3rd Place: Decreasing Assaults on an Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Unit • Manny Machado, BSN, RN-BC; Susan Rappaport, MSN, RN, NE-BC; Kandace Kelly, DNP, RN-BC; Suzanne Ferris, CSW; Nancy Wicks, OT; Hannah Roggenkamp, MD; Karen Miotto, MD, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital

 2016 Research Poster Awards:

1st Place: Nurse Fatigue: Causes of and Strategies to Minimize Fatigue • Kelsey Wong, MSN, RN, PHN, Children's Hospital Los Angeles 

  2nd Place: Ex-Vivo Heart Perfusion Using the Organ Care System Reduces the Donor Heart Cold Ischemia Time • Gergana Uzanova, BSN, RN; Christine Lee, BSN, RN; Era Chuadry, BSN, RN; Christian Eisenring, MSN, ACNP-BC, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  3rd Place: Validity of Eye Tracking as an Assessment Tool in Simulation • Mary Ann Shinnick, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, CCNS, UCLA School of Nursing
 2016 People's Choice Poster Award:
  People's Choice: Development and Implementation of Evidence-Based Nursing Care Guidelines in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit • Neil Peig, RN, MSN, PCCN, AGCNS-BC, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



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