• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • County and Hospital Mental Health Collaborative in the Emergency Department 

      Hyer, Theresa (2017-12-04)
      Poster presentationSession I presented Saturday, September 16, 2017Purpose: The aim of this collaborative is to offer an innovative solution for caring for the emergent needs of the mental health patient arriving at the ...
    • 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 ...
    • Developing a Culture of Direct Bedding in a Freestanding ED 

      Novakovich, Elisabeth; Woodman, Judy; Woodman, Charles Edward
      Session B presented Thursday, September 27, 11:30 am-12:30 pm Purpose: Emergency Department overcrowding is a serious problem that has a strong correlation with patient satisfaction.Wait times and overcrowding in Emergency ...
    • Discharge Lounge and the Journey to Excellence in Patient Satisfaction 

      Lee, Jillian (2017-12-04)
      Poster presentation Session F presented Friday, September 15, 2017 Purpose: Our Emergency Room(ER) patient satisfaction baseline scores related to discharge instructions for FY 2016 were at 43.31%.  Our fiscal year ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

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