• Chronic Complications of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) 

      Ward, Cynthia W.
      Presentation Outline: Recall VTE risk factors and prevention Describe post-thrombotic syndrome and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) Identify nursing implications of caring for patients with ...
    • Comparison of the Job Satisfaction of Experienced Medical-Surgical and Experienced Critical Care Nurses 

      Ward, Cynthia W.; Shultz, Sarah
      Historically, critical care nurses were more frequently identified with burnout, decreased job satisfaction and high levels of turnover. For this reason there have been several documented studies carried out to improve job ...
    • Effects of Nurse-Physician Collaborative Rounding 

      Sullivan, Wendy; Ward, Cynthia W.
      This presentation describes a method to enhance nurse-physician-patient communication that increases patient satisfaction with nurse communication, physician communication, and overall teamwork.
    • An Evidence-Driven Campaign to Decrease Venous Thromboembolism 

      Ward, Cynthia W.
      To identify gaps in practice, opportunities for improvement and decrease venous thromboembolism in hospitalized patients at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
    • Fast Track Program for Bowel Surgery 

      Ward, Cynthia W.
      Best practices for care of patients having bowel surgery were implemented. Patient outcomes were compared before and after implementation of the fast-track program. There were significant decreases in length of stay, time ...
    • Fast Track Program for Bowel Surgery [Presentation Slides] 

      Ward, Cynthia W.
      The presentation slides attached to this record: Defines post-op ileus. Discusses components of a fast track program. Describes the Fast Track research project. Interprets Fast Track project data. Identifies program ...
    • Key Elements in Developing a Poster for National Presentation 

      Ward, Cynthia W.
      This presentation assists others in the creation of an abstract and poster for presentation at a conference/event. It names the required information to include in an abstract and poster. It lists essential components in ...
    • Magnet® Tea: The Journey of a Publication Steeped in Magnet Values 

      Perry, Margaret; Ward, Cynthia W.; Nightingale, Danielle; Goyer, Donna
      Shortly after the initial Magnet® designation of a 700+ bed not-for-profit Level One Trauma Center, a Clinical Nurse Educator identified a need to involve bedside nurses in research and evidence based practice (EBP). ...
    • My Research is Completed...Now What? 

      Ward, Cynthia W.
      Presentation Outline: Define methods and components of dissemination, including poster presentation, podium presentation and publishing Identify key elements in the publishing process
    • Reflections on New Clinical Nurse Specialist Transition into Practice 

      Bath, Jennifer; Lucas, Amy; Ward, Cynthia W.; Carter, Kimberly Ferren
      The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify common themes in the experience of transitioning from staff nurse to CNS. The investigators used a phenomenological approach to examine their lived experiences of ...
    • Safe Use of Opioids in Individuals with Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

      Ward, Cynthia W.
      Define obstructive sleep apnea. Identify prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea. Review the literature related to the use of opioids in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea. List best practices for the use of opioids ...
    • Using Social Media to Increase Engagement in Nursing Organizations 

      Lucas, Amy; Ward, Cynthia W.
      A nursing organization’s Facebook administrator and webmaster collaborated to formulate a social media plan. Several strategies were used in the hopes of increasing engagement and membership in the organization. Strategies ...
    • Venous Thromboembolism 

      Ward, Cynthia W.
      Objectives: Identify 3 risk factors for VTE in a hospitalized patient. Identify proper documentation for SCD use. Document informed refusal when patients refuse VTE prophylaxis. Verbalize calling the provider when ...

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