• 38 vs 38.5C? SIRS indicator for pediatric sepsis screening 

      Gold, Kerry A.; Del Greco, Carson; Trueblood, Ashley; Gupta, Summer; Nubla, Leah T.
      Poster presentationSession D presented Monday, September 30, 2:30-3:30 pmPurpose: Sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock (hereafter referred to collectively as sepsis) are significant contributors to pediatric morbidity ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Advanced practice registered nurse students’ perceptions of the Three P’s in preparation for clinical practice 

      Moon, Michael D.
      Poster presentationSession G presented Tuesday, October 1, 1:00-2:00 pmPurpose: Significance/Background In 2008, advanced pathophysiology, advanced physical health assessment, and advanced pharmacology, were mandated as ...
    • Advancing Disaster Nursing: Disseminating a Critical Initiative 

      Katzburg, Judith; Wolgast, Kelly; Lavin, Roberta (2017-12-04)
      Poster presentation Session I presented Saturday, September 16, 2017 Purpose: The Society for the Advancement of Disaster Nursing” (SADN) was formed in 2016 to advance solutions to the complex issues surrounding ...
    • Aultman Fast Track 

      Howard, Stacie; Schonover, Brandy
      Session J presented Saturday, September 29, 11:30 am-12:30 pm Purpose: We have identified the need to provide more time efficient medical care to patients with minor medical conditions. We would like to increase the total ...
    • Bed Ready to Out - An Epic Approach to Nursing Handoff 

      Maitland, Jillian; Dye, Mallory; Naegele, Miranda; Crow, Danielle; Stevenson, Sara; Stuckey, Matthew
      Session J presented Saturday, September 29, 11:30 am-12:30 pm Purpose: Nursing handoff from ED to inpatient teams was identified as an area of opportunity for the organization. Bed Ready to Out is an initiative that focused ...
    • 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 ...
    • Breakout of the box: Innovative education using an escape room 

      Bianco, Julie; Elliott, Courtney; Loresto, Figaro Jr
      Poster presentationSession B presented Monday, September 30, 11:30 am-12:30 pmPurpose: Emergency Department staff must possess the complex knowledge and skills necessary to competently care for critically injured patients. ...
    • Building a culture of evidence-based practice (EBP) in the ED through RN EBP mentors 

      Howard, Alan P.; Bilotta, Mary
      Poster presentationSession E presented Tuesday, October 1, 10:00-11:00 amPurpose: Background: Consistent implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) leads to high-quality safe care, improved patient outcomes, and reduced ...
    • C.O.N.N.E.C.T.E.D.: Catalyst for Enculturating New Graduates into Emergency Nursing 

      Banks, Kathleen
      Poster presentation Session G presented Friday, September 28,1:00-2:00 pm Purpose: The literature is replete with citations attesting to the negative influence of role overload among registered nurses working in emergency ...
    • Cardiac Alert Process at Denver Area Free-standing Emergency Departments 

      Hooper, Kayla; Harris, Alicia
      Session G presented Friday, September 28, 1:00-2:00 pm Purpose: With the growing number of free-standing emergency departments (FSEDs) in Colorado, it is essential for these facilities to appropriately stabilize and ...
    • Carpe Noctem: Seizing the night with education, excitement, and eats 

      Griepentrog, Sally A.; Morris, Cassandra; Gabbert, Erin
      Poster presentationSession D presented Monday, September 30, 2:30-3:30 pmPurpose: Night shift employee engagement scores were at an all time low at 3.5 out of 5. The Carpe Noctem committee was developed to find creative ...
    • Challenges Versus Solutions to Psychiatric Patients in the ED 

      Nutter, Melodie; Binnell, Rochelle
      Session I presented Saturday, September 29, 10:00-11:00 am Purpose: Patients with psychiatric complaints are 7-10% (12 million) of annual ED visits nationally. Reduced availability of inpatient beds for treatment and an ...
    • 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 ...
    • Code team roles: Increasing comfort levels through mock codes. 

      Alfano, Carrie; Allar, Peter J.
      Poster presentationSession A presented Monday, September 30,10:00-11:00 amPurpose: The purpose of this study is to increase the interdisciplinary patient care teams' comfort level when assuming various code blue team roles ...
    • Comfort Cart: The use of non-pharmalogical adjuncts for pain relief 

      Hoddinott, Christina; Wambold, Deb
      Poster presentationSession A presented Monday, September 30, 10:00-11:00 amPurpose: The Comfort Cart is a pain management tool that is portable and contains non-pharmacologic pain relief adjuncts such as heating pads, ice ...
    • Communicating agitation in real time with PANSS-EC scoring on the ED track board 

      Kramer, Paula
      Poster presentationSession F presented Tuesday, October 1, 11:30 am-12:30 pmPurpose: To improve visual communication and interdisciplinary collaboration to manage patient agitation in a busy emergency setting. Responding ...
    • Community Paramedic Education Drives Evidence-based Practice and Health Care Cost Savings 

      Ahlers, Mary; Kershaw, Josephine; Wilcox, Michael
      Session E presented Friday, September 28,10:00-11:00 am. Purpose:Statement of Relevance: As health care shifts away from hospital-centered, inpatient treatment, key providers of delivery emerge to provide a continuum of ...

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