• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Near Tech Experiences 

      Cypert, James (2016-08-11)
      The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) is a widely accepted model from the information technology research that describes why individuals accept and use a particular innovation or technology. Having an understanding of the ...
    • Human Patient Versus HIgh-Fidelity Simulation: Which Is Better to Help Undergraduate Nursing Students Learn Pediatric Assessment Skills 

      Kubin, Laura; Fogg, Nikki; Trinka, Michele; Wilson, Cecila Elaine; Wilson, Jennifer (2016-08-11)
      Background: According to undergraduate nursing students, clinical experiences produce a high degree of stress and anxiety, especially when those experiences involve children. Simulation has been shown to teach assessment ...
    • Is Your Organization Ready for Simulation? The Simulation Culture Organizational Readiness Survey (SCORS) 

      Leighton, Kim; Foisy-Doll, Colette R. (2016-08-11)
      Despite increased acceptance of simulation as a teaching strategy, widespread reports of organizations that have acquired simulator equipment only to have it remain in unopened boxes, stored in closets, or sit unused ...
    • Evaluating Facilitator Competency: What Have We Learned? 

      Leighton, Kim; Gilbert, Gregory E.; Mudra, Vickie (2016-08-11)
      There are no tools available to objectively evaluate simulation facilitators. In light of the findings of the NCSBN simulation study (Hayden, et al., 2014), many nursing programs will increase the use of simulation as a ...

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