• 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 M.; 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 A.; Lavin, Roberta Proffitt (2017-12-04)
      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 disaster nursing ...
    • Ambulance offload delay: A process map to improvement 

      Yttri, Heidi; Hultner, Jolie
      Ambulance patient offload delays in the emergency department have been determined to be harmful to patients, costly to the emergency medical service companies, and stressful for the ED staff. To date, research has only ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Blood sample hemolysis prevention: Certified emergency nurses know the answer 

      Burchill, Christian N.; Seballos, Spencer; Reineks, Edmunds; Phelan, Michael P.
      Blood sample hemolysis rates in Emergency Departments exceed nationally established benchmarks resulting in patient discomfort, added costs, longer waits, and delayed clinical decision making. Best practices for 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 ...
    • Catch & Release: Impact of a Standard Emergency Department (ED) Discharge Process 

      Ridgeway, Gentry; Thompson, Tracy; Woltz, Patricia
      Inconsistent nursing practice for discharging patients was noted as shown by varying Professional Research Consultant (PRC) scores gathered by third party consultant group for discharge instructions. Research studies have ...
    • 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 ...
    • Checking in the checked out 

      Lane, Logan; Caraecle, Mary; Shelton, Jacob
      There has been a problem identified amongst staff on all levels regarding disconnection and lack of engagement. This affects employee satisfaction, overall engagement and teamwork. Our objective was designed as a staff ...

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