• Rapid Intraosseous Vascular Access While Wearing Personal Protective Equipment 

      Borron, Stephen W.; Montez, Diana F.; Haas, Patti; Philbeck, Thomas; Arias, Juan C. (2011-10-17)
      Purpose: The ability to obtain rapid vascular access for fluid or medication administration is standard of care when working in emergency conditions. Hazardous material incidents require more sophisticated levels of personal ...
    • Triage Space Redesign to Facilitate Application of Relationship Based Care 

      Barnard, Amy G. (2011-10-17)
      Purpose: The previous Emergency Department triage space was inadequate to meet the hospitalÆs mission and vision to provide a patient centered focus of care. The Goal established for this project was to create an environment ...
    • Observation Assistants: Sitter Effectiveness and Industry Measures 

      Harding, Andrew D. (2011-10-17)
      [ENA Leadership Conference] Evidence-based Practice Presentation: Observation Assistants: Sitter Effectiveness and Industry MeasuresPurpose: The use of observation assistants (sitters) is a means for direct observation ...
    • Hemolysis of Blood Specimens: Increasing Time in the Emergency Department 

      Young, Sherry; Hiles, Julie (2011-10-17)
      [ENA Leadership Conference] Evidence-based Practice Presentation: Hemolysis of Blood Specimens: Increasing Time In The Emergency DepartmentPurpose: The nurses in a rural Emergency Department (ED) noted an increased ...
    • Retrieving a Reputation: A Story of an ED Turnaround 

      Montesino, Becky (2011-10-17)
      Purpose: The Emergency Department of a large suburban, level 2 hospital has been associated with very long waiting times (an average of 18 hours from presentation to disposition), hallway beds as regular treatment areas ...
    • Increasing the Compliance of Suicidal and Homicidal Ideation Assessment in the Emergency Center 

      Alford, Dorothy (2011-12-21)
      [ENA Annual Conference 2011 - Evidence-based Practice Presentation]Increasing the Compliance of Suicidal and Homicidal Ideation Assessment in the Emergency CenterPurpose: National Patient Safety Goal 15 A focuses on ...
    • SOS - Save Our Staff: Designing a Safer Emergency Department 

      Henderson, Amanda; Colen-Himes, Faith (2013-12-09)
      Purpose: Emergency department staff voiced concerns of increased physical and verbal assaults by patients/visitors. Department design and security presence were not optimal. Staff felt ineffective in how to de-escalate ...
    • No Hablo Ingles: Emergency Department Lived Experiences of Spanish-speaking Patients 

      Steckel, Arleen; Bellucci, Danielle; Mount, Julie; Hueber, Dawn; Dowdy, Eileen M.; Zazzera, Erin; Feiler, Mary; Masciello, Susan (2013-12-09)
      Research AbstractPurpose: Few studies have specifically targeted the experience of Spanish-speaking patients in the Emergency Department. Studies have shown that patient populations are growing more diverse. This presents ...
    • Saving Hearts: Reducing Emergency Department Door-to-Electrocardiogram Times 

      Huber, Monica; Cline, Kristen; Huether, Robin; McMurphy, Patty; Vogelsang, Paula; Batterman, Tori; Schelhaas, Rebekah (2014-08-04)
      Evidence-based Practice Abstract Purpose: The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that electrocardiograms (EKGs) be obtained on all potential Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) patients within ten minutes of Emergency ...
    • As Simple as 1-2-3: Recruit, Respect, Retain 

      Howard, Chantal; Flanagan, Leighann; Exterkamp, Laura (2014-08-04)
      Evidence-based Practice Abstract Purpose: Poor nurse retention incurs an enormous and often unrecognized cost to an organization which can be measured in more than dollars. Barriers to staff retention include personal ...
    • Time is Brain, Team is Key 

      Howard, Chantal; Flanagan, Leighann (2014-08-04)
      Evidence-based Practice Abstract Purpose: The American Heart Association has set 60 minutes as the goal for “door to needle” time for the treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke. The objective of this quality assurance project ...
    • Optimizing Emergency Department Throughput with Improved Triage Processes 

      Bimber, Tammy (2014-08-04)
      Evidence-based Practice Abstract Purpose: Triage processes in the emergency department (ED) have a significant impact on patient throughput. Efficient ED throughput is vital to provide safe and high quality patient care ...
    • Intraosseous and Venous Blood Lactate Levels Correlate; PT/INR Do Not 

      Montez, Diana; Puga, Tatiana; Miller, Larry; Garcia, Mireya; Davlantes,Chris; Saussy, Juliette; Philbeck, Thomas (2015-02-04)
      Research Abstract Purpose: Intraosseous (IO) vascular access is useful for fluid and medication delivery and blood sampling when intravenous access is difficult or impossible. Serum lactate is a potentially useful biomarker ...
    • Protecting Patients against CVC and PIV-Related Infections: An ED Survey 

      Gonzaga-Reardon, Marites; Stults, Jessica; Nuno, Mary Kay (2015-02-04)
      Evidence-based Practice Abstract Purpose: Background: As regulatory requirements related to infection control practices and reimbursement continues to expand, emergency nurses can play a vital role in infection prevention ...
    • Triage Patient Flow Redesign in an Urban Academic Emergency Department 

      Gonzaga-Reardon, Marites; Altman, Patricia; Valentine, Runay; Serafin, Frederick (2015-02-04)
      Evidence-based Practice Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this process improvement project is to evaluate whether the implementation of “Lean approach” interventions in the triage redesign of an urban academic emergency ...
    • Safe Transport of Telemetry Patients with ED RN's - Unintended Consequences 

      Schram, Marcia; D'Elia, Ann Marie; Williams, Christine; Tano, Monika; Magris, Noemy Yvette; Ortiz, Monique; Fuentes, Vivian; Bernal, Johanna; San Juan, Maria (2015-02-04)
      Research Abstract: Purpose: Maintaining safe transport of telemetry patients from the Emergency Department (ED) by having an ED RN accompany them has become a priority in recent years. Unfortunately, many ED’s do not have ...
    • Development and Evaluation of an Ebola High Fidelity Simulation Scenario for Baccalaureate Nursing Students: A Pilot Study 

      Davis, Alison; Manning, Jennifer (2016-08-11)
      Recent events in the United States have sparked attention to improve processes for identifying and treating individuals with known or suspected cases of Ebola. Since it is unlikely nursing students will encounter Ebola ...
    • Social Work and Nursing Student Simulation Experiences for Highly-Sensitive, Low-Exposure Patient Encounters 

      Paris, Donna; Bargainer, Ruth; Beckling, April; Faz, Robyn G.; Keidl, Terran; Paris, Wayne; Whitcomb, Kathryn (2016-08-11)
      Purpose: The typical health profession student is trained with minimal exposure in how to respond as a member of an interprofessional team to highly sensitive patient encounters. Due to the prevalence of sexual assault, ...
    • Comparing Student and Faculty Scores of Clinical Judgment During Simulation 

      Strickland, Haley; Cheshire, Michelle H.; March, Alice L. (2016-08-11)
      Simulation with high-fidelity technology is an effective teaching strategy that can be utilized to address the continuity of educational experiences of nursing students (San, 2015). Research supports improved critical ...
    • Three Creative Uses of Simulation in Online Nursing and Health Service Administration Education 

      Hampe, Holly; Rateau, Margaret R.; King, Michalene A. (2016-08-11)
      The use of simulation and debriefing in the online education environment is not well documented in the literature. New technology allows the creative use of simulation to be developed and evaluated for use in further ...