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

Recent Submissions

  • Neuro-Alert: Hemorrhagic Stroke Expedited Transfer Process from ED to NCCU 

    Rainey, Kaci (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session D presented Friday, September 15, 2017 Purpose: We sought to develop a Neuro-Alert process for non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhages in an effort to reduce transfer time from emergency ...
  • Evaluating EMS Door-to-CT Times Using an EMR Based Communication Tool 

    Rankin, Christopher (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session H presented Saturday, September 16, 2017 Purpose: Evidence-based standards of care in EMS and emergency nursing are well defined in clinical populations.  Communication between pre-hospital ...
  • Impact of Emergency Department Sepsis Policy 

    Rayman, Lynette (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session J presented Saturday, September 16, 2017 Purpose: Sepsis and the care of sepsis patients impact the healthcare industry on a number of levels. It is a serious concern for health care providers, ...
  • Outcomes of a simplified ultrasound-guided intravenous program for emergency nurses 

    Feinsmith, Sarah; Huebinger, Ryan; Pitts, Michael; Baran, Emily; Ketterer, Andrew; Haas, Sheila (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentationSession E presented Friday, September 15, 2017Purpose: The purpose of this study was to produce an applicable and economical model of Ultrasound-Guided Intravenous access (USGIV) training and competency ...
  • Reducing Restraint Use with De-Escalation Training in the Emergency Department 

    Scott, Jennifer; Nickerson, Jillian; Pittsinger, Lynn (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session J presented Saturday, September 16, 2017 Purpose: In addition to the annual number of emergency room visits progressively rising over the last couple decades, there has also been an annual ...
  • Emergency Nurse-initiated Brief Smoking Cessation Intervention 

    Simerson, Darlie; Hackbarth, Diana (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session C presented Thursday, September 14, 2017 Purpose: Smoking is the single most avoidable risk factor for many health problems. The ED provides care for many patients who smoke. Patients identifying ...
  • Improving Pain Medication Delivery for Fractures in the Emergency Department 

    Sullivan, Jim; Green, Fonda (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session D presented Friday, September 15, 2017 Purpose: The purpose of this project is to decrease the average time for delivery of initial pain management for patients presenting with long bone ...
  • Code Stroke 

    Sumner, Jessica; Murray, Danny (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session E presented Friday, September 15, 2017 Purpose: The objective was to decrease ED door to CT and lab turnaround time to results to less than or equal to 45 minutes, improve the percentage of ...
  • Port Access Experience: A Pediatric Emergency and Oncology Interdepartmental Collaboration 

    Thomareas, Vasiliki; Carroll, Jamie; Thelen, Jennifer; Bradley, Elizabeth (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session G presented Saturday, September 16, 2017 Purpose: Dissatisfaction with the port access experience in the Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) was noted by increased verbal feedback from patients, ...
  • Nurse First a New Process in One Community Hospital 

    Tomaski, Anne Marie; Bouyea-Essency, Colleen (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session C presented Thursday, September 14, 2017 Purpose: If a patient is presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) for treatment of a laceration of a finger or acute chest pain, the experience can ...
  • Optimizing the Management of Emergency Department Patients with Atrial Fibrillation 

    Tuttle, Heather; Deyo, Zack; Beek, Terra; Hatfield, Leah; Mendys, Philip; Biese, Kevin; Gehi, Anil (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session F presented Friday, September 15, 2017 Purpose: Atrial Fibrillation is the most common cardiac dysrhythmia in adults, with an annual cost of care estimated at $6.65 billion (3/4 of cost due ...
  • Reducing Low Acuity Length of Stay a Care Paradigm Transition 

    Wilson, Nicholas; Reed, Michelle (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session E presented Friday, September 15, 2017 Purpose: Emergency Department overcrowding is an epidemic in the United States. Use of services is often utilized by patients that do not require the ...
  • Accelerating Care Using a Standardized Protocol for Psychiatric Emergency Patients 

    Winokur, Elizabeth J.; Loucks, Jeannine (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session D presented Friday, September 15, 2017 Purpose: Behavioral health (BH) complaints are a component in one out of every eight emergency department visits.  With the closing of many inpatient ...
  • Blood Culture Contamination in the Emergency Department 

    Winters, Sharon; McClure, Patricia (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session G presented Saturday, September 16, 2017 Purpose: Current best practice for collecting blood cultures is to divert the first 1-2ml of blood, so to send the micro-organisms away from the blood ...
  • Decreasing the Ouch! IV Start Pain Management in Pediatrics 

    Wright, Alicia (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session C presented Thursday, September 14, 2017 Purpose: Insertion of pediatric IV’s is a procedure that can produce anxiety in patients, families, and healthcare providers. The proper use of ...
  • An Education Program to Reduce Violence Against Emergency Department Nurses 

    Zielinski, Michael II (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session A presented Thursday, September 14, 2017 Purpose: An Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) change project was designed to educate nurses in the ED on how to recognize, de-escalate, and mitigate violence ...
  • Emergency Department Throughput: Immediate Bedding to Reduce Throughput Times 

    Glazer, Serenity (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session B presented Thursday, September 14, 2017 Purpose: The purpose of this project was to decrease front-end throughput times at Houston Methodist St. John Emergency Department (ED) by direct bedding ...
  • Retention Benefits of a Clinical Nurse Residency Program in ED 

    MacPherson-Dias, Robin (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session G presented Saturday, September 16, 2017 Purpose: Emergency Departments RNs experience an annual turnover rate of approximately 22% which is higher than national average. New Graduate Residency ...
  • Introducing a Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Tool in a Pediatric ED 

    Bontrager, Teresa; Brooker, Mary (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentationSession C presented Thursday, September 14, 2017Purpose: The pediatric asthma patient presenting to the Emergency Room requires prompt and reliable assessment leading to timely treatment. Our current ...
  • STAND Method: Changing Nursing Culture from the Bedside Up 

    Wharton, Brian; Kasprenski, Andrea; Ward, Cherie (2017-12-05)
    Poster presentation Session J presented Saturday, September 16, 2017 Purpose: According to the literature, it is highly recognized that when people are in an environment that fosters growth, encourages diversity and ...

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