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This collection contains posters and presentation slides from past nursing research conferences hosted by ENA.

Recent Submissions

  • Door-to-Needle Magic 

    Witzerman, Arika; Tumamak, Rhodora; Ryan, Sanja; Miller, David
    Session B presented Thursday, September 27, 11:30 am-12:30 pm Purpose: Research shows that infusion of TPA within 60 minutes of arrival during a stroke in evolution remarkably improves the patient's ability to regain ...
  • New Graduate RN Building Blocks to Success Adventist Health + Rideout 

    White, Brianna; Hyer, Theresa
    Session A presented Thursday, September 27, 10:00-11:00 am Purpose: New graduate registered nurses (RN) are a costly asset for a hospital, especially in the emergency department (ED). They require a long orientation period ...
  • Triage ~ A Time to Change 

    Wheeldon, Tami
    Session D presented Thursday, September 27, 2:30-3:30 pm Purpose: Emergency department (ED) triage nurses complained about an ineffective triage process where arriving patients could be missed or treatment could be delayed. ...
  • Increasing Nursing Scholarship Through Dedicated Human Resources 

    Whalen, Madeleine; Maliszewski, Barbara; Patch, Michelle; Lindauer, Cathy; Baptiste, Diana
    Session D presented Thursday, September 27, 2:30-3:30 pm Purpose: As the role of nursing grows in healthcare, the engagement of bedside nurses in evidence based practice (EBP) and clinical research is becoming the rule ...
  • Implementation of an Innovative Machine Learning-Based Triage Support Tool: Translating Technology and Research to Practice 

    Whalen, Madeleine; Gardner, Heather; Martinez, Diego; Henry, Sophia; McKenzie, Catherine; Hinson, Jeremiah; Levin, Scot
    Session A presented Thursday, September 27, 10:00-11:00 am Purpose: Leveraging the electronic health record (EHR), as well as translating research to clinical practice, are paramount to improving the provision of healthcare ...
  • Stop the Bleed - Collaborative Initiative Improving Bystander Response to Trauma 

    Wafer, Melissa
    Session H presented Friday, September 28, 2:30-3:30 pm Purpose: After the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) developed policy to increase survival from active shooter events. Termed the ...
  • ED Use of Vapocoolant Spray Prior to IV Insertion 

    Tijerino, Martha; De Pietro, Joan; Murphy-Pascual, Bridget; Naranjo, Yvette; Poleon, Maura; Rojas, Brenda; Schram, Marcia; Selles, Yaima; Stephens-Murray, Judy; Thomas, Michelle; Williams, Christine
    Session H presented Friday, September 28, 2:30-3:30 pm Purpose: The pain associated with IV insertion can create a stressful experience for ED patients. The objective of this study is to determine whether the use of a ...
  • ER Pilot Leads to Hospital-wide Implementation of Blood Culture Device 

    Stonecypher, Karen; Noble, Jennifer
    Session G presented Friday, September 28, 1:00-2:00 pm Purpose: Blood culture (BC) collection plays a primary role in the diagnosis of infections. False-positive cultures can lead to unnecessary antibiotic treatment, ...
  • Door to Electrocardiogram (ECG) Time Improvement Utilizing the First Nurse Role 

    Stanfield, Laura
    Session H presented Friday, September 28, 2:30-3:30 pm Purpose: Meeting the national standard for door-to-ECG acquisition within 10 minutes of arrival to an emergency department is crucial to ensure prompt treatment for ...
  • Time Matters! Improve Satisfaction, Decrease LWBS, and Enhance Throughput 

    Stanfield, Laura; Hunt, Debbie; Johnson, Tiffany; Gillispie, Collyn; Moyer, Greg; Holt, Anna
    Session E presented Friday, September 28, 10:00-11:00 am Purpose: Improving patient satisfaction, decreasing left without being seen rates, and improving ED throughput were the objectives for embarking on this journey to ...
  • Rolling Refresher Emergency Department Pediatric Code Cart Training Program 

    Singleton, Marcy; Torrey, Nicole; Zhao, Wenyan; Braga, Matthew
    Session C presented Thursday, September 27, 1:00-2:00 pm Purpose: Emergency department RN’s and paramedics manage the code cart during the infrequent pediatric emergencies which occur in our rural tertiary medical center. ...
  • Improving Door to CT Times for Stroke Patients using EMS Pre-Notification 

    Setzer, Erika; Davison, Christopher; Feldheim, Sheryl
    Purpose: The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Target Stroke initiative, recommends an expedited process for the transport of stroke patients by EMS directly to CT. The ultimate goal is to achieve a ...
  • Acute Stroke Management: Capturing the Walk-In Patient 

    Schmidt, Leigh Anne; Filippelli, Anthony
    Session J presented Saturday, September 29, 11:30 am-12:30 pm pm Purpose: The journey to comprehensive stroke certification identified opportunities for improvement in the treatment of stroke patients in the ED. This ...
  • Retrospective Chart Review of the Triage Algorithm for Psychiatric Screening (TAPS) for Patients Who Present to Emergency Departments With Psychiatric Chief Complaints 

    Schieferle Uhlenbrock, Jennifer; Hudson, John; Prewitt, Judy; Thompson, Julie; Pereira, Katherine
    Session A presented Thursday, September 27, 10:00-11:00 am Purpose: The purpose of this quality improvement project is to replicate the Miller et.al (2012) study and evaluate if the TAPS tool can identify patients with ...
  • Active Shooter-It’s Not a Game of Hide and Seek 

    Robin, Nancy; Brennan, Denise; Boss, Robert III; Amore, Christopher; D'Elena, Tara; Corbett, James
    Session D presented Thursday, September 27, 2:30-3:30 pm Purpose: Active shooter events have been on the increase in public areas including hospitals, schools and churches. Many hospitals have developed plans to address ...
  • Perinatal Loss in the Emergency Department 

    Reiter-Hiltebrand, Gudrun
    Session C presented Thursday, September 27, 1:00-2:00 pm Purpose: The aim of this MSN capstone project was to improve the care for patients experiencing pregnancy loss in the emergency department (ED). Objectives were to ...
  • Enhancing Clinical Efficiency by Implementing a Pediatric Care Coordinator Role 

    Regmont, Tanya; Pepper, Jamie; White, Bernadette
    Session D presented Thursday, September 27, 2:30-3:30 pm Purpose: ED crowding is a significant concern for hospital and nursing leadership. ED crowding threatens patient safety, increases medical errors, and prolongs ...
  • Using A3 Thinking to Address Safety Issues in the ED 

    Reedy, Sandra
    Session J presented Saturday, September 29, 11:30 am-12:30 pm Purpose: The health system has a stated vision “to create 15,000 problem solvers” through implementation of a lean daily management system, including process ...
  • Improving Length of Stay: Transitioning Care from the Emergency Department to a Clinical Decision Unit 

    Pastor, Griselle; Ruiz, Justo Jr.; Cronkhite, Van; Mancuso, Natalie; Villoch, Emilia
    Session A presented Thursday, September 27, 10:00-11:00 am Purpose: Emergency Departments (ED) experience overcrowding which can lead to unsafe and poor quality outcomes. Overcrowding in the ED can lead to decreased patient ...
  • Evaluation of Undergraduate Student Nurses’ Knowledge of Emergency Equipment 

    Oldroyd, Carol; Day, Alison
    Session B presented Thursday, September 27, 11:30 am-12:30 pm Purpose: Student nurse education includes the preparation of student nurses to recognize and treat the deteriorating patient in an emergency situation. The NMC ...

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