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May 2015 News

Nurses Week 2015 "That's How We Roll!"Announcing UMHS Nurses Week 2015!
Registration Begins May 6, 2015

During National Nurses Week and throughout the year, UMHS is proud to celebrate the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients.

Nurses Week 2015 - click for more detailsThis year we are proud to announce the return of the UMHS Nurses Week Bus Trips to Chicago, back by popular demand! Don’t miss out on this and other professional development opportunities scheduled this year. Go to www.UMnursing.org for details and registration.

Christopher Friese awarded: Oncology Nursing Distinguished Award

Oncology Nursing  SocietyDr. Christopher R. Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, (Assistant Professor at the UofM School of Nursing) has received the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 2015 Rose Mary Caroll-Johnson Distinguished Award for Consistent Contribution to the Nursing Literature. This award recognizes the impact that he has made on the oncology nursing profession through his high-quality research publications, his dissemination of findings for policy makers and practitioners, and his efforts to support the professional development of colleauges. He was honored for the award at the opening ceremony of the ONS 40th Annual Congress in Orlando, FL, on April 23, 2015.

Ilze Hallman published: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric NursingIlze Hallman, CNS (Psychiatry) had her article published as part of her DNP requirements. Hallman, I. S., O'Connor, N., Hasenau, S., & Brady, S. (2014). Improving the Culture of Safety on a High-Acuity Inpatient Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Unit by Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training of Staff. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 27(4), 183-189.

Steven Strobbe awarded: School of Nursing 25th Annual Golden Apple Award

Steven StrobbeDr. Stephen Strobbe, Clinical Associate Professor at the University School of Nursing, and Department of Psychiatry, recently received the 25th Annual Golden Apple Award, the only student-nominated award for teaching at the University of Michigan. In conjunction with this award, Dr. Strobbe was invited to give his “ideal last lecture,” which he titled, “Lessons from an Imperfect Life: A Premature Last Lecture,” Please see the following link for the story, YouTube video of the lecture, and associated poem, “Black Raspberry Jam.” http://www.nursing.umich.edu/about-our-school/news-portal/201504/4401

 

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2015 Sigma Theta Tau Rho Chapter: 2015 Excellence Awards Presented

Sigma Theta TauSigma Theta Tau’s, Rho Chapter, is pleased to announce the recipients of the Rho Chapter Sigma Theta Tau Excellence awards for 2015. The awards ceremony was held on April 12 at the Michigan League. In addition to the awards, over 90 new members were inducted into Rho Chapter at the ceremony.

Please click on these links to see a summary and photos of the event:

Congratulations to this year's Excellence Awards recipients:

  • Excellence in Education Richard Redman, PhD, RN
  • Excellence in Nursing Leadership Candia Laughlin, MSN, RN-BC
  • Student Leadership Alexandra Garbus, BSN (Graduate student)
  • Student Mentorship Emily Rice, senior nursing student BSN program
  • Distinguished Service Mary Joan Kocan, MSN, RN
  • Excellence in Research Milisa Manojlovich, PhD, RN, CCRN

Nursing Research Grant Awardees:

  • Lisa Hoyland-Domenico, BSN, RN, PhD(c) "Problem Recognition and Treatment Seeking within the Alcohol Disorders: Self-schemas as the Cognitive Foundations"
  • Barbara Freeland, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CDE & Cindy Fenske, DNP, RN, CNE "Providing Nursing Students with Experiential Learning Opportunities to Increase Knowledge and Improve Attitudes Toward People Living with Diabetes"

Community Member Inductees from UMHS:

  • Marie Elizabeth Colaianne-Wolfer
  • Amal Dahmani
  • Sandra Kendziora
  • Mary LaBeske
  • Kathleen Standish
Daisy PhotoThe DAISY Award
for Extraordinary Nursing...

Congratulations to Sheena Maloney, RN (7A UH) who recently received the award!

The DAISY Award is given through a nationally known program currently in place in over 450 hospitals. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and this award was established by a family whose son succumbed to a disease of the immune system. During his prolonged hospital stay, he and his family greatly benefited from care provided by superb RNs. This award was established to honor nurses who exemplify that compassionate, thorough care. Within the University of Michigan Health System, candidates for the Daisy Award are nominated by patients and/or their families.

 

April 2015 News

Steven Strobbe appointed and awarded: School of Nursing, Golden Apple Award

Golden Apple AwardStephen Strobbe, who practiced as an APRN here for many years, is now appointed in the School of Nursing. Stephen just received the Golden Apple Award for his teaching. He presented at the annual Golden Apple Award lecture, on March 31, in the Rackham Auditorium. His lecture was titled "Lessons from an Imperfect Life: A Premature Last Lecture".

Posters presented: National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists 2015 Annual Conference

LogoThe following posters were presented at the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists 2015 Annual Conference in Coronado, CA in March 2015:

  • Regi Freeman, MSN, RN ACNS-BC; Cheryl Garner, RN; Amy Elliot, BSN, RN; Meredith Robbins, RN; Margarita Barrientes, BSN, RN; Candace Friedman, MPH, CIC. Nurse Driven Quality Improvement to Enhance Standards of Skin Care in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)
  • Regi Freeman, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC; Joan McNeice, MS,RN; Tracey Jennings, RN; Meredith Robbins, RN; Gina Martinez, RN. Satisfied Nurses Lead to Improved Outcomes
  • Regi Freeman, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC; Stella Payer, BSN, RN, CCRN; Ashleigh VanBlarcom, BSN, RN; Kathleen Weinberg, BSN, RN; Cristina Wojack, BSN, RN, CCRN; Joan McNeice, MS,RN. A Patient & Family Centered Care Approach to Transferring Accountability of Patient Care in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
  • Mary Lynn Parker, M.S., R.N., 5A/5C CNS presented “Improving Orthopedic Patient Satisfaction With Pain Management Through Nursing Staff, Student and Faculty Collaboration”. Co-authors on this project are Jole’ Mowry, M.S., R.N. and Darren Vandezande, M.S. (cand), R.N. This presentation discussed the ongoing work between the UMHS orthopedic unit and UM School of Nursing and the methods used to improve pain assessment, management and patient satisfaction.
SICU and Sigma Theta Tau - RHO Chapter sponsored: 4th annual conference Leaping Forward: Stitching Evidence into Practice 2015

Leaping ForwardSurgical Intensive Care Unit and Sigma Theta Tau - RHO Chapter, sponsored their 4th conference on February 17th called Leaping Forward: Stitching Evidence into Practice 2015. The conference was well attended with over a 130 participants and 15 vendors. Speakers included:

  • Suzanne Benzelouif, RN, MS, NP, BC
    Anticoagulants-What’s the Bloody Difference?
  • Nate Huhn, RN, Matt Kaiser, RN
    Hand Washing Stations-Do they Improve Compliance?
  • Sharon Dickinson , MSN, RN, ANP, CNS, CCRN, Connie Rickelmann, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Quarantine- Lessons from History
  • Leah Shever, PhD, RN
    Evidenced Based Practice: From Idea to Publication
  • Denise O’Brien, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN
    Pain Assessment and Management Issues in Critically Ill Patients: Answers and Questions

Nurse RecruitmentWhat's New in Nurse Recruitment and Retention:
Spring Career Fair

 

 

 

 

 

Nurse Recruitment and Retention held our annual Spring Career Fair Sunday, March 22 in the Towsley Center. We had 291 attendees, to include 220 Graduate Nurses and 71 experienced RN’s!

Do you know someone who would love to work with us? We are seeking nurses who will join our mission of providing the safest, most innovative and highest quality health care in Michigan, the nation, and the world. Have them contact Nurse Recruitment at 734-936-5183 or direct them to our website, www.UMnursing.org today!

 

March 2015 News

Susan Daron earns scholarship: ONS scholarship to attend ONS National Congress

LogoSusan Daron, RN, BSN, OCN was awarded a scholarship through the Oncology Nursing Foundation to attend the ONS National Congress this spring in Orlando, Florida. The application process is a rigorous one, and recipients are carefully selected from a large pool of candidates. National Congress is not only an opportunity to learn more about the latest developments in oncology nursing but to also network with thousands of other oncology nurses from across the country.

Belinda Fish "serving" 6 weeks in Sierra Leone working with Ebola patients

EbolaBelinda Fish, Care Navigator at Chelsea Health Center, is “serving” 6 weeks in Sierra Leone working with Ebola patients. She has sent a letter describing the important work they are doing there and hopes to share her experiences with our nursing community upon her return.

 

Debra Kovacevich presents: ASPEN in Long Beach, CA

logoDebra Kovacevich, MPH, RN, Director of Home Care Nursing, is presenting at the American Society for Parenteral Nutrition (ASPEN) in Long Beach CA on Transitions of Care for Home Parenteral Patients.

 

Daisy PhotoThe DAISY Award
for Extraordinary Nursing...

Congratulations to Stephanie Taylor, BSN, RN (Clinical Care Coordinator in the Ambulatory Care Transplant Clinic) who recently received the award!

The DAISY Award is given through a nationally known program currently in place in over 450 hospitals. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and this award was established by a family whose son succumbed to a disease of the immune system. During his prolonged hospital stay, he and his family greatly benefited from care provided by superb RNs. This award was established to honor nurses who exemplify that compassionate, thorough care. Within the University of Michigan Health System, candidates for the Daisy Award are nominated by patients and/or their families.

AwardsJudith Coucouvanis awarded: GOLD National Parenting Publications Award

 

 

book coverJudith Coucouvanis, MA, RN, NP, PMHCNS-BC received exciting news about her book Rules and Tools for Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: Changing Behavior One Step at a Time, released last fall. It has earned a GOLD National Parenting Publications Award. “Why we like it: This book should be on every child therapist’s shelf, as it covers so many of the issues child mental health professionals deal with on a daily basis. The book is able to impart helpful information to professionals, while also being written in such a straight forward manner to be equally helpful to parents. Highly recommended"

 


 

February 2015 News

Anne Wuerth contributed/rewrote book chapter: Clinical Handbook of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Clinical Handbook of Pediatric GastroenterologyAnne Wuerth, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Gastroenterology, contributed/re-wrote the book chapter "Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome" in the Clinical Handbook of Pediatric Gastroenterology, second ed. through APGNN (Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses) 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UMHS Nurse Poster Winners featured: National Nursing Practice Network

LOGOThe winners from the 2014 Nursing Research and Translation Poster Day will be featured by the National Nursing Practice Network in December, January, February and March. This national exposure provides a great mechanism to highlight the great work done by UMHS nurses. The National Nursing Practice Network (NNPN) is a collection of over 100 community and academic hospitals focused on the promotion and implementation of evidence-based nursing practice. UMHS is a member of the NNPN, which means that all UMHS nurses can access resources available through the NNPN for free. Nurses can request a login at http://www.nnpnetwork.org/. Some of the winning posters and authors were highlighted on the NNPN website in December and January:

  • December 15: "Evaluating the Implementation of an Early Mobility Protocol in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) on Pressure Ulcer (PU) Free Days." Authors: Nora Cheung, MD; Kathleen To, MD, Sharon Dickinson, RN; Connie Rickelmann, RN; Dana Tschannen, RN; Leah Shever, RN; Pauline Park, MD; Krishnan Raghavendran, MD; Lena M. Napolitano MD, FCCM
  • January 8: "12W Discharge Medication Project" Authors: C. Lewis, MSN, RN; J. Kelley, BSN, RN; H. Berlin, BSN, RN; J. Schummer, BSN, RN; J. Goldsworthy, BSN, RN; K. Mychaliska, MD; C. Pennington-Block, BSE; C. Penzien, PharmD

The following are able to be viewed during the following dates:

  • February 12: "Effect of Preemptive Acetaminophen Administered within One Hour of General Anesthesia on Gastric Residual Volume and pH in Children"
    Authors: Constance "Connie" Burke, BSN, RN; Rebecca D'Agostino, RN, Terri Voepel-Lewis, PhD, RN; Shobha Malviya, MD
  • March 5: "Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) Management for Invasive Procedure." Authors: Laura Horwood MS, ACNP-BC ; Shannon Mitchell, Jim Bloom, Bridget House, Janice Norville, UM device program (Helen McFarland, Carey Fette, Dan Bochinski, Laurie Hill, Sharon Gadoth-Goodman, Anne Donatto, Lindsay Fohr), Michele Derheim, Robert Keast, Linda Larin, Hakan Oral
Susan Housholder-Hughes published: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

LOGOCongratulations to Susan Housholder-Hughes, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, FAHA, AACC (Cardiovascular Medicine) for the on-line publication with hard copy to follow article in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners "Evaluation of Post Discharge Coronary Artery Disease Management Program". Co-authors include: Michael Ranella, Abiola Dele-Michael, MD and Melvyn Rubenfire, MD.

Connie Myres and Mary Caister chosen to present poster: AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2015 in Denver
LOGOCongratulations to Connie Myres from the PCTU and Mary Caister from the Mott OR. Their poster titled "Congenital Heart Surgical Population: Evidenced Based Practices for Pressure Ulcer Prevention" has been accepted for presentation at the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2015 in Denver, CO. Co-authored by Connie Myres RN, MSN, CCRN of the Pediatric Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care Unit and Mary Caister RN, BSN of the Mott Operating Rooms, the poster presents an evidence based practice project implementing use of a soft silicone border dressing in pediatric/congenital cardiac patients undergoing surgery. A decrease in the number of pressure ulcers after use of the dressings was observed, justifying prophylactic use of soft silicone border dressings. Future trajectory for this project includes expansion of use to other pediatric surgical services.
Daisy PhotoThe DAISY Award
for Extraordinary Nursing...

Congratulations to Glenda Vaughn, RN (Pediatric ICU) and Marianne Aranda, RN (4B) who recently received the award!

The DAISY Award is given through a nationally known program currently in place in over 450 hospitals. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and this award was established by a family whose son succumbed to a disease of the immune system. During his prolonged hospital stay, he and his family greatly benefited from care provided by superb RNs. This award was established to honor nurses who exemplify that compassionate, thorough care. Within the University of Michigan Health System, candidates for the Daisy Award are nominated by patients and/or their families.

LOGOSigma Theta Tau, Rho Chapter Awards

Application Deadline:
February 20

Each year Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International recognizes outstanding nurses in the areas of Nursing Education, Nursing Practice, Leadership, Research, and more. Nominees must be a member of Rho Chapter and meet the criteria for the category. Please take a brief moment to go to our website and look at the awards and the criteria for each award:

www.nursing.umich.edu/info/current-students/clubs-organizations/sigma-theta-tau/awards

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FEBRUARY 20, 2015.

Nominations can be sent by mail to:

Sigma Theta Tau, Rho Chapter
400 N. Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

or by e-mail to Mary Sue Webb:
mswebb@umich.edu

If you are not sure a colleague is an active member of Rho Chapter, you can send Sue an e-mail and she will verify membership.

 

January 2015 News

Nursing at Michigan Accomplishments 2013-2014As we look forward to 2015, please take a few moments to read and reflect on the many ways Nurses at Michigan have influenced patient care and our profession regionally, nationally and internationally.

Awards & Honors

Blush, R.R. (2013). King/Chavez/Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Recipient for DNP Program of Study. Oakland University, State of Michigan.

Brunson-Gillespie, E. (2013). Irene E. Vogler Endowed Scholarship. Wayne State University College of Nursing.

Brunson-Gillespie, E. (2014). Best Student Research Award. Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP).

Pesenecker, J.L. (2014). Learning Catalyst Award for Outstanding Nurse Educator. UMHS Nursing Education.

Coucouvanis, J.A. (2014). Melva Jo Hendrix Award and Lectureship. International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses.

Lewis, C.C. (2013). Featured Nurse for October 2013. National Nursing Practice Network.

Martin, C.L. (2013). American Diabetes Association Champion's Award. American Diabetes Association.

Merkel, S.I. (2013). Exemplar Award in Pain Management of the Pediatric Patient. American Society for Pain Management.

Published Manuscripts

Blush, R.R. (2013). Acute Bronchitis: Evaluation and Management. The Nurse Practitioner. 38(10) 14-20.

Blush, R.R. (2014). "Gastrointestinal Symptoms". Palliative Care Nursing: Quality Care to the End of Life. Ed. Marianne Matzo, Deborah W. Sherman. New York: Springer, 2014.

Clark, K.M. (2013). Science, not Blame: Pediatric Obesity Update. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 29(2), 191-192.

Cooney, M., Czarnecki, M., Dunwoody, C., Eskterowicz, N., Merkel, S.I., Oakes, L., et al. (2013). ASPMN Position Statement with Clinic Practice Guidelines: Authorized Agent Controlled Analgesia. Pain Management Nursing, 14(3), 176-181.

Dempsey, D. J. and Freeland, B. (2014). Enhancing Nursing Students' Experience in the Assessment and Care of Vascular Access Devices. The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access, 19(1) 17-20.

Downer, V.S. (2014). Infection Control Guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis. Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC). June, 2014.

Jaiswal, M., Lauer, A., Martin, C.L., Bell, R.A., Divers, J., Dabelea, D., et al. (2013). Peripheral Neuropathy in Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes From the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Follow-up Cohort: A Pilot Study. Diabetes Care, 36(12), 3903-8.

Kocan, M.J. (2014). Stroke awareness among inpatient nursing staff at an academic medical center. Stroke, 45(1), 271-273.

Kocan, M.J. (2014). Efficacy of antibiotic-impregnated external ventricular drains in reducing ventriculostomy-associated infections. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 21(5), 765-768.

Martin, C.L., Albers, J.W., Pop-Busui, R. and DCCT-EDIC Research Group. (2014). Neuropathy and Related Findings in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications Study. Diabetes Care, 37(1), 31-38.

Park, S.K., Meldrum, C.A., and Larson, J.L. (2013). Subgroup Analysis of Symptoms and Their Effect on Functioning, Exercise Capacity, and Physical Activity in Patients with Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Heart and Lung, 42(6), 465-472.

Pop-Busui, R., Cleary, P.A., Braffett, B.H., Martin, C.L., Herman, W.H., Low, P.A. et al. (2013). Association between Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy and Left Ventricular Dysfunction in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (DCCT/EDIC) Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 61(4) , 447-454.

Shanley, M.M. (2014). Biology of Sepsis: Its Relevance in Pediatric Nephrology. Pediatric Nephrology. Epub ahead of print.

Smith, G.L. (2014). The Long and Short of Tamoxifen Therapy: A Review of the ATLAS Trial. Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, 5(1), 57-60.

Veliz, P.T., Epstein-Ngo, Q.M., Meier, E., Ross-Durow, P.L., McCabe, S.E., Boyd, C.J. (2014). Painfully Obvious: A Longitudinal Examination of Medical Use and Misuse of Opioid Medication among Adolescent Sports Participants. Journal of Adolescent Health, 54(3), 333-340.

Wallaker, K.R., Fortuna, E., Bradin, S., Macy, M., Hassan, M., and Stanley, R. (In Press). Milk and Molasses Enemas: Clearing Things Up. Journal of Emergency Nursing

Presentations

Benloucif, S.M. (2014). Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter Ablation: Pearls of Wisdom for the Allied Health Professionals. Cardiac Rhythm Management Conference. St. John-Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Warren, MI

Blush, R.R. (2014). Minor Procedures - Enhancing knowledge and skill base for Nurse Practitioners in selected procedures. Michigan Counsel of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP) Annual Conference. Lansing, MI.

Clark, K.M. (2014). The role of the nurse in the long-term care and treatment of patients post diagnosis of craniopharyngioma. 16th European Congress of Endocrinology: Endocrine Nurses Session, Wroclaw, Poland

Feldkamp, S. and Brand, S. (2013). Enhancing Education of Dialysis Patients with Peer Mentors. International Transplant Nurses Society 22nd Annual Symposium, Kidney Transplant Expo. Washington DC.

Fromes, G. (2013). Vagus Nerve Stimulation. PACU Nurses Conference, University of Michigan Hospital. Ann Arbor, MI

Fromes, G. (2013). Vagus Nerve Stimulator Programming. Epilepsy Fellows Conference, University of Michigan Hospital. Ann Arbor, MI

Fromes, G. (2013). Vagus Nerve Stimulation. Epilepsy Fellows Conference, University of Michigan Hospital. Ann Arbor, MI

George, C.A. (2013). Leadership: Coping with Stress by Developing Leaders at the Bedside. Annual American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN) Conference. New Orleans, LA

Grunawalt, J. and Wood, W. (2013). Implementing a Mobility Program on a Medical-Surgical Unit. Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses. Nashville, TN

Fulkert, M.K. (2014). Nephrectomy, Postoperative Care. Great Lakes SUNA Conference. Livonia, MI

Grunawalt, J. and Wood, W. (2013). Implementing a Patient Mobility Program. Mobility Enhancement Webinar for the Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety (HMS) Consortium and Michigan Transitions of Care. Ann Arbor, M

Holmes-Walker, S. M. (2013). Pain Management and Patient Family Centered Care: A Winning Combination. 2013 Cardiovascular Symposium: Close to Your Heart, University of Michigan Health System. Ann Arbor, MI

Lewis, C.C. (2014). Using Evidence to Improve Child Health. Society of Pediatric Nurses Conference 2014. Scottsdale, AZ

Dammeyer, J.A. (2014). Delirium in the ICU. Rehabilitation Psychology Conference - Translating Evidence into Practice - Pre-Conference Rehab Psychology in Critical Care. San Antonio, TX.

Dammeyer, J.A., Miller, S., and Birchfield, A. (2014). The Most Important Thing in Communication is Hearing What Isn't Said. (Transfer of Accountability with CCMU and 6D). SICU Leaping Forward: Stitching Evidence into Practice 2014. Ann Arbor, MI.

Derossett, J. (2013). Bladder Cancer Statistics. Bladder Cancer Support Group. UM Danto Auditorium. Ann Arbor, MI

Derossett, J. (2013). Sexual Function after Prostate and Bladder Cancer. Men's Fellowship Breakfast/Washtenaw Community. Ann Arbor, MI

Lewis, C.C. (2014). APRN Practice: The Legislative Challenge. Southeast Michigan Chapter of Michigan Network of Nurse Educators. Ann Arbor, MI

Merkel, S.I. (2013). The Poke Program: Evidence Based Practice Changes to Reduce Procedure Pain and Anxiety. The 2013 Conference on Pain. Diamond Conference Center. Novi, MI.

Muck, C.A. (2013). So You Need A Transfusion Safety Officer. American Association of Blood Banking. Denver, CO.

Parry, J.S., Kearly, G.E. and Shakarjian, L. (2013). Creating a gateway for communicating with hiring managers. National Association for Healthcare Recruitment (NAHCR) 39th Annual Conference: IMAGE 2013. Minneapolis, MN.

Paulin, P.L. (2013). Wilson disease patient advocate Perspective. Scientific Workshop on Copper Metabolism Disorders. Baltimore, MD.

Pionk, C.M. (2013). Getting Started in Occupational Health. Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) National Conference. Orlando, FL

Price, D., Strodtman, L.K. Brough, E., Luo, A., and Lonn, S. (2013). Using Digital Storytelling in Palliative Care Education. Palliative Care Collaborative: 7th Annual Regional Conference. Dearborn, MI

Ramsey, A.M. (2013). Variables Affecting Weaning from Chronic Home Mechanical Ventilation in Children Under the Age of Four Years. CHEST 2013, American College of Chest Physicians. Chicago, IL

Ross-Durow, P.L. and Boyd, C.J. (2014). Home-storage of Controlled Medications and Association with Adolescents' Nonmedical Use and Diversion. Midwest Nursing Research Society. St. Louis, MO

Merkel, S.I. (2013). Reducing Pain and Anxiety in Children. Morning Conference for the Pain Resource Program; Blessing Health System. Quincy, IL.

Strodtman, L.K., Price, D., Brough, E., Lou, A., and Lonn, S. (2013). Using Digital Storytelling in Palliative Care Education. UMHS Nursing Poster Days. Ann Arbor, MI

Zill, S.C., Phan, T.V., Piazza, J.R., Baetzel, A.E., Newland, J.A. and Schuetze, B. (2014). The Journey is the Destination: PFCC Partnering Through Design and Discovery for Healing and Hope on the Perioperative Journey. Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care. The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care. Vancouver, BC, Canada

Invited KeyNotes

Coucouvanis, J.A. (2014). A Journey with Autism: Perspectives from 30 Years of Clinical Practice. 2014 ISPN National Conference. Greenville, SC

Merkel, S.I. (2013). Pain Management: Translating Evidence into Practice. Research Day; Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Pi Chapter: Blessing Reiman College of Nursing. Quincy, IL

Shever, L.L. (2013). Using Evidence in Innovative Ways. Nursing Research and Scholarship Day; Priscilla Payne Hurd Nursing Lectureship, St. Luke's University. Bethlehem, PA

Poster Presentations

Adkins, E., Averhart, V., Balduc, M., Bogardus, A., Fronczak, A., Higgins, M., et al. (2013). I have a chemo spill! Promoting competence and safety through low fidelity, simulation-based education. American Cancer Society's Great Lakes Oncology Nursing Conference. Troy, MI

Anderson, J., Myler, L., Seurynck, K., Anderson, J., Bay, E., Brancheau, M.A., et al. (2013). Nurse mentor use and awareness of mentor resources and toolkit. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Systems Quality Month Poster Session and University of Michigan School of Nursing Post Day. Ann Arbor, MI

Averhart, V., Payne, S., and Wall, P. (2013). Keeping Our Patients Safe: Competency-based education of unlicensed assistive personnel. UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI

Benmoussa, B. (2014). Supporting Practice Change Using The Awareness to Adherence Model in a Pediatric ICU. AANP 2014 National Conference. Nashville, TN

Brunson-Gillespie, E. (2014). Policy Analysis of the Organ Donation Policy at the University of Michigan Health System. College of Nursing Research Day, Wayne State University. Detroit, MI

Carpenter, D.E. and Renner, E. (2013). Pulmonary Embolism Associated with Sleeping in a Car: A Case Report. International Street Medicine Symposium. Boston, MA

Freeman, R. and Maley, K. (2013). An Innovative Reallocation of Resources to Reduce Pressure Ulcers in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. Nursing Research Poster Day, UMHS Quality Month, and Cardiovascular Symposium. Ann Arbor, MI

Haverstick, S., Goodrich, C., Freeman, R. and Thakur, M. (2013). Increasing Patient Hand Hygiene to Reduce the Spread of Infection. Nursing Research Poster Day, UMHS Quality Month, and Cardiovascular Symposium. Ann Arbor, MI

Luo, A., Lonn, S., Strodtman, L.K., Price, D., and Brough, E. (2013). Engaging Learners Through Digital Storytelling in Palliative Care Education. Medical Education Day, Department of Medical Education, The Medical Education Scholars Program, UM Medical School. Ann Arbor, MI

Maley, K., Freeman, R., McNeice, J., Loik, P., Engoren, M., Geltz, A., et al. (2013). Using Evidence Based Practice to Reduce Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. Nursing Research Poster Day, UMHS Quality Month, and Cardiovascular Symposium. Ann Arbor, MI

Strodtman, L.K., Price, D., and Lonn, S. (2013). Teaching and Learning with Digital Storytelling. Enriching Scholarship, CRLT, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI

Wood, W., Trotsky, A., Grunawalt, J. & Tschannen, D. (2013). Implementing a Mobility Program on an In-Patient Medicine Unit. University of Michigan Nursing School Dean's Research Day Program, 15th Annual Evidence Based Practice: Building a Solid Foundation, UMHHS Quality Month Poster Session and University of Michigan School of Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Wood, W., Trotsky, A., Grunawalt, J. & Tschannen, D. (2013). Implementing a Mobility Program on an In-Patient Medicine Unit. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. San Antonio, TX.
Poster Presentations, con't

Freeman, R., Garner, C., Elliot, A., Robbins, M., & Barrientes, M. (Feb 2014). Nurse Driven Quality Improvement to Enhance Standards of Skin Care in the CVICU. Poster presented at Leaping Forward Stitching Evidence into Practice Critical Care Conference Ann Arbor, MI.

Grunawalt, J. and Wood, W. (2013). Can a Proactive Toileting Program Decrease Falls on an Inpatient Unit? UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI

Wood, W., Grunawalt, J. & Kendziora, S. (2012). Improving Staff Satisfaction. Quality Month Poster Presentation. Ann Arbor, MI.

Wood, W., Trotsky, A., Grunawalt, J. & Tschannen, D. (2013). Interdisciplinary Mobility Project on an In-Patient Medicine Unit. UMHS Quality Month Poster Session and University of Michigan School of Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Wood, W., Evans, D. and McClish, D. (2013). Innovative Interventions in Improving Patient Satisfaction. Quality Month Poster Presentation and UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Grants

Haverstick, S. Co-Investigator, Goodrich, C. Co-Investigator, Freeman, R. Investigator (2013). Increasing Patient Hand Hygiene to Reduce the Spread of Infection. FIGs. $2,350.

Benmoussa, B.A. (2014) Passport to Transplant Study. FIGS. $2300

Other

Carpenter, D.E. (2014). Pool Cohort Equations Risk Calculator. Introduction of the new ACC/AHA cardiac risk calculator. Webinar.

Dammeyer, J.A., Rukstele C. (2014). Michigan Health & Hospital Association Keystone ICU: Sedation & Delirium Management Toolkit (2014 Update). Updated Toolkit to include additional EBP and links to staff education. This was completed through MHA and dissemintated via Collaborative website and a focus of a monthly Collaborative conference call.

Derossett, J. (2013). Journal in Oncology Times. Bladder Cancer and Smoking. Oncology Times, March 2013, Volume 35.

Magill, K.L. (2014-2016). Board of Directors, Member at large, American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN). Elected to board. National Professional Organization.

Merkel, S.I. (2013). Certified Instructor for "M" Technique. Completed education and demonstration requirement.

Paulin, P.L. (2013). Wilson Disease Board. Nominated to the Board of the Wilson Disease Association. Professional Organization.

Shever, L.L. (2013). Examining Nursing Interventions that Impact VTE Prevention: SCD Use and Heparin Administration. MHA/HEN VTE Prophylaxis Project, University of Michigan. Webinar, Ann Arbor, MI

Skalski, A.M. (2014). Sigma Theta Tau. Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau for academic excellence in graduate program. Drexel University.

Stonebraker, K., Kannenje, R., Eakin, R., Oliver, B., Mitchell, A., and Stonebraker, J. (2014). First Response: Kenya. Six-member team went to Kenya to provide EMS training to medical staff in Kilifi, Kenya.

Nursing Poster Day 20142014 Nursing Research & Translation
Poster Days Celebrates Innovation
and Practice at UMHHC

 

 

 

More than 320 people viewed a record 48 posters in the sixth-annual University of Michigan Health System and School of Nursing Poster Days Event. The two day event, held September 15 and 16, allowed staff nurses, students, and nursing leadership to learn about nursing research, evidence-based practice changes, and clinical innovation efforts to improve the quality of care for patients. Awards were given for Research, Clinical Innovation, Evidence-Based Practice and People's Choice Award.

Those who attended the event saw how significant nursing interventions resulted in improved patient outcomes. Posters highlighted simple changes such as offering patients the opportunity to wash their hands after toileting, placing anti-bacterial gauze over pressure areas that developed near ostomy sites, and initiating early mobility protocols for surgical patients. Other posters highlighted specific surgical interventions for both adult and pediatric patients including the preemptive use of acetaminophen during surgery on children and the use of magnets over implanted cardiac devices during procedures. There were also posters that focused on improving nursing satisfaction, workload, and alarm fatigue. The posters were judged by members of the UMHHC Research and Translation Committee, Clinical Nurse Specialists and additional School of Nursing faculty.

The winners for each poster category are listed below and will also be highlighted by the National Nursing Practice Network (http://www.nnpnetwork.org/).

2014 Winners
Research Category Effect of Preemptive Acetaminophen Administered within One Hour of General Anesthesia on Gastric Residual Volume and pH in Children. Author: Connie Burke, RN, BSN, Co-authors: Shobha Malviya, MD, Rebecca D'Agostino, RN, UMHS Anesthesia
Clinical Innovation Category Redesigning Workload to Meet Patient Mobility Standards on a Progressive Care Unit Author: Christina Reames, RN, MSN, Co-authors: Deborah Price, DNP, RN; Kim Rosso, MSPT, Dayna Ryan, MSPT; Elizabeth King, RN, BSN; Nicholas Kromrei RN, MSN, MBA; Samantha Judkins, RN, BSN, UMH 8D Intermediate Care
Evidence-Based Practice Category (tie)

12W Discharge Medication Project. Author: Cathy Lewis MSN, RN. Co-Authors: Jennifer Kelley, BSN, RN and Heather Berlin, BSN, RN. UMHS/Mott Children's Hospital

Evaluating the Implementation of an Early Mobility Protocol in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) on Pressure Ulcer (PU) Free Days. Authors: Nora Cheung, MD; Sharon Dickinson, MSN, RN, ANP, CNS, CCRN; Connie Rickelmann, RN; Dana Tschannen, PhD, RN; Leah Shever, PhD, RN; Pauline Park, MD; Krishan Raghavendran, MD; Lena Napolitano, MD.

People's Choice Award Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) Management for Invasive Procedure. Author: Laura Horwood MS, ACNP-BC, Co-authors: Shannon Mitchell, Jim Bloom, Bridget House, Janice Norville, UMHS Cardiovascular Center Internal Medicine, and UMHS Device Program

The event was coordinated by Chris Conrad, Ann Cornicelli, and Paul Edick, who are members of the UMHHC Nursing Research and Translation Committee. Sponsors of the event included the Nursing Research and Translation Committee, UMHHC Department of Nursing, Department of Nursing Recruitment and Retention, University of Michigan School of Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau, Rho Chapter.

Daisy PhotoThe DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing...
Congratulations to Nancy Rogers, Clinical Care Coordinator,
(Otolaryngology Clinic) who recently received the award!


The DAISY Award is given through a nationally known program currently in place in over 450 hospitals. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and this award was established by a family whose son succumbed to a disease of the immune system. During his prolonged hospital stay, he and his family greatly benefited from care provided by superb RNs. This award was established to honor nurses who exemplify that compassionate, thorough care. Within the University of Michigan Health System, candidates for the Daisy Award are nominated by patients and/or their families.

SICU/RRT wins prestigious Beacon Award

Beacon AwardSICU/RRT have been awarded the Beacon Award for 2014-2017. This is the third time the unit has achieved this prestigious award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The Beacon Award recognizes intensive care units that exemplify exceptional patient care and a nursing culture based on collaboration, staff development and evidence based practice. This is a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and a healthy work environment. The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes caregivers in stellar units whose consistent and systematic approach to evidence-based care optimizes patient outcomes.

Units that achieve this three-year award designation meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award. Congratulations to the entire SICU team for their commitment to clinical excellence and patient care.

Nancy Wallace awarded: SOHN Clinical Excellence Award

SOHN LogoNancy Wallace, BSN, RN, CORLN, in the Department of Otolaryngology is the recipient of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses Clinical Excellence Award. The award is to recognize SOHN nurses who have consistently demonstrated excellence in the delivery of skilled and compassionate care to the ORL-Head and Neck Patient. The award was announced at the SOHN's Annual Congress & Nursing Symposium in Orlando.

Denise O'Brien and Sue Kofflin published: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing

Journal of PeriAnesthesia NursingDenise O'Brien, CNS and Sue Kofflin, Nurse Manager, Women's Birth Center have been published! A Cross-Sectional Survey Study of Nurses' Self-Assessed Competencies in Obstetric and Surgical Postanesthesia Care Units. Mary Lou V. H. Greenfield, Denise D. O'Brien, Susan K. Kofflin, and Jill M. Mhyre. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. 1 October 2014. (Volume 29 issue, 385-396

 

 

 

 

Anne McLeod published: Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics

International Journal of Gynecology & ObstetricsAnne McLeod (Nurse Manager) collaborated in getting the clinical article, "Experiences during the first four years of postpartum perineal clinic in the USA," published in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijgo.2014.07.026. Authors are: Cynthia Brincat, Erin Crosby, Anne McLeod, Dee E. Fenner.

 

 

November 2014 News

New $1.6 Million Grant
Will Investigate Nurse and Physician Communication

The study will focus on health IT's effects on provider communication. "Communication technology can increase or reduce adverse effects for patients depending on how nurses and physicians are using it," says Milisa Manojlovich, PhD, RN, CCRN, a University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) associate professor. "Unfortunately, communication failures are one of the most common causes of adverse events for hospitalized patients, so it is very important to understand how communication technology is being used and how it can be improved."

Milisa ManojlovichAs the primary investigator on a new $1.6 million grant from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Dr. Manojlovich (pictured at left) will lead an inter-professional team to investigate how communication technologies such as electronic health records, email, and pagers are being used and where common failures occur. "In general, as electronic communication has increased, the face-to-face communication between practitioners has decreased, and that has created occasions for crucial information to be passed incorrectly or not at all," says Dr. Manojlovich.

The research team plans to use these results to make recommendations for design configurations that will improve the functionality of health IT. More info at:http://nursing.umich.edu/about-our-school/news-portal/201409/4101#.VDKNzPldXX0

NNPN logoNNPN Journal Club Session

You are invited! November 17, 2014 1-2pm


National Nursing Practice Network (NNPN) Journal Club Session led by one of our nurses is November 17, 2014!

You are invited to participate in the November 2014 NNPN Journal Club session! This session is scheduled for November 3 17, 2014 from 1:00 P.M. EST - 2:00 P.M. EST and will be facilitated by Anne McLeod, RN, MSN, DNP Student, Nurse Manager, University Health Services, and University of Michigan.

We will be critiquing and discussing the article Friedberg, M.W., Schneider, E.C., Rosenthal, M.B., Volpp, K.G., & Werner, R.M. (2014). Association between participation in a mulitpayer medical home intervention and changes in quality, utilization, and costs of care. Journal of the American Medical Association, 311(8), 815-825. DOI:0.1001/jama.2014.353

To participate, please review the following:

  1. You can sign-up for the session by contacting us at nnpnetwork@umich.edu.
  2. The selected article, critique form, and log-in information/instructions will be sent to your email AFTER you have signed up and been confirmed to participate.
  3. Please read the selected article and complete the accompanying critique form prior to the session.
  4. Bring your completed critique form to the session and be an active participant!

Do you need a quick review of statistics to help you prepare for the upcoming Journal Club session? Please review Leah Shever's archived Lunch-n-Learn session titled, "Using Data to Guide Evidence-Based Initiatives to Improve Quality" that was held on 5/5/09. You can access the session at http://www.nnpnetwork.org/education/lunch-n-learns.html after logging into the NNPN website. When you click on the session, you will be taken to The University of Iowa Global Campus. Simply login as a guest and click "play." If you have any questions about accessing this or any archived session, please contact us at nnpnetwork@umich.edu.

Daisy PhotoThe DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing...
Congratulations to Kristen Langley, RN (Mott PACU) who recently received the award!


The DAISY Award is given through a nationally known program currently in place in over 450 hospitals. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and this award was established by a family whose son succumbed to a disease of the immune system. During his prolonged hospital stay, he and his family greatly benefited from care provided by superb RNs. This award was established to honor nurses who exemplify that compassionate, thorough care. Within the University of Michigan Health System, candidates for the Daisy Award are nominated by patients and/or their families.

Dean Kathleen Potempa inducted: Institute of Medicine

Dean Kathleen Potempa, PhD, RN, FAAN, was inducted into the Institute of Medicine this month! This recognizes Dean Potempa's significant contributions to nursing and to health care.

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Judith Coucouvanis published: Rules and Tools for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: Changing Behavior One Step at a Time

Rules and Tools for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum and Related DisordersJudith Coucouvanis, NP in Ambulatory Care Psychiatry, has published Rules and Tools for Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: Changing Behavior One Step at a Time. The book guides parents' journey toward understanding their child and solving problems related to their behavior. Judy has been a clinician for over 35 years, specializing in the treatment of children with developmental disabilities, severe behavior challenges, autism spectrum disorders, and co-occurring conditions. She is a national speaker on behavior management, social skills training, psychopharmacology, educational strategies, and toilet training.

 

 

 

 

Lisa Kane Low inducted: American Academy of Nursing

AACN LogoLisa Kane Low, CNM PhD, FACNM, FAAN was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in honor of her outstanding ongoing commitment to national and global levels of policy and research in obstetric nursing and nurse-midwifery.

Emily Dickie awarded: Crosby Award for Excellence in Critical Care Nursing

Emily Dickie, RN is the 2014 John R. Crosby Award for Excellence in Critical Care Nursing award winner! Emily has been a nurse in the PICU since 2006, when she first joined us as a graduate nurse. She has become a well-respected team member and is viewed as a clinical expert by her peers. Paula Crosby (John's mom) shared beautiful sentiments about what giving this award means to her and her family. They are so grateful for the care John received during his time here. They felt cared for as an entire family not just as a family of a patient.

Jennifer Kelley, Heather Berlin, and Cathy Lewis to present: Society of Pediatric Nurses National Conference

Society of Pediatric Nurses LogoJennifer Kelley RN, Heather Berlin RN and Cathy Lewis CNS (12W) submitted an abstract for Nursing Leadership for Discharge Medication Process Improvement to the Society of Pediatric Nurses and have been notified of their acceptance for a podium presentation at the annual national conference in April 2015. Congratulations on having this MPLAN project going forward for presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Strobbe installed as President-Elect: International Nurses Society on Addictions

LogoStephen Strobbe, PhD, RN, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and the Department of Psychiatry, was recently installed as President-Elect of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) during the annual educational conference in Washington, DC. Dr. Strobbe will serve in this role for two years (2014-2016), at which time he will assume the presidency of the organization. IntNSA is a professional specialty organization for nurses - in all clinical settings and practices - committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of addictive disorders (www.intnsa.org).

Team of Ambulatory Care Transplant Nurses presented: International Transplant Nursing Society

LogoA team of Ambulatory Care Transplant Nurses presented at the International Transplant Nursing Society's Annual Symposium in Texas: Michelle Rassin, Julia Huang, Bernie Mathews, Sandy Feldkamp, and Kasha (Cathy) Newcomb.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

  • "We Can But Should We? A Frailty Case Study?" Amy Smith, RN, BSN; Bernice Mathews, RN, MSA; Michelle Rassin, RN, BSN; Gina Bergmooser, RN, MSN.
  • "Use of Liver Grafts From Donors Positive For Antihepatitis B-Core Antibody (Anti-HBC)" Julia Huang, BSN, RN, CCTC; Cathy L. Newcomb, RN.
  • "PTLD Remission - Not Mission Impossible" Bernice Mathews, RN MSA; Amy Smith, RN BSN; Gina Bergmooser, RN MSN.

ORAL PRESENTATION:

  • Sandra Feldkamp RN BSN, called "Taking Patient Care to The Community Through Outreach Clinics".
Nurse-Midwifery Service hosted: Nursing CE Series

HospitalFor the Annual Nurse-Midwifery Week Oct 6-10, 2014, the Nurse-Midwifery Service hosted the 5th annual Terri Murtland Educational Series for obstetric nursing continuing education on "Hands on Labor Support Skills". Over 100 nurses attended from the Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital and other labor and delivery units from across southern Michigan.

 

 

2014 Schwartz Rounds Conferences
Mark your calendars for our remaining 2014 schedule.
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  • Nov 17: Ford Auditorium (UMHS Grief week)
  • Dec 8: MCHC

 

 

 

 

 

October 2014 News

Traveling? Protect Your Data and Devices

While the summer vacation season may be winding down, the business travel season is gearing up. If your travel plans include using or accessing UMHS data resources, your preparation must include protecting privacy and security

The UM ITS Safe Computing website offers the following tips for travelers:

  • Take only those files, devices, and applications that are absolutely necessary; avoid taking any sensitive information or PHI if possible
  • Make sure devices are encrypted, whether they are University or personally owned
  • If your personally owned device is not encrypted, consider borrowing devices from your department's IT provider
  • Keep devices close at hand or locked away; if your hotel has a safe, use it
  • Enable security settings, including passcode, auto lock, and device-tracking features such as "Find My Phone"
  • Use up-to-date antivirus software
  • Install the UMHS VPN (instructions here)
  • Use cellular networks when available; if you must use open WiFi networks, protect your connection by using the UMHS VPN
  • Disable wireless, GPS, and Bluetooth when not in use
  • Change your UMICH password when you return home; this will block anyone who may have gained access to your accounts while you were traveling.

For more information, watch the UM ITS Communications video, "Safe Computing When Traveling from the University of Michigan" or consult your IT Service Provider Help Desk:

Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Membership Selection Begins

LogoRho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International is beginning its annual membership selection process. We are seeking nurses across our community for membership. Membership criteria include a bachelors' degree and achievement in nursing practice, administration, or education. More information is available online: http://www.nursingsociety.org/Membership/ApplyNow/Pages/nl_memcriteria.aspx Interested nurses can contact the Rho membership chairperson, Dr. Jessie Casida by email at jcasida@umich.edu to begin the application process.

Leaping Forward4th Annual Conference
Leaping Forward in Critical Care: Stitching Evidence into Practice

 

 

 

Presented by the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Sigma Theta Tau at the University of Michigan

Conference Date: February 17, 2015

An opportunity to share research, clinical innovation and evidence-based practice at our fourth annual critical care symposium.

Eligible Topics for Presentation:

  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Clinical Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Process Improvement
  • Clinical issues and scenarios

*Please note that previously presented research should be submitted for poster presentation only*

Questions? Email Sharon Dickinson (sdickins@umich.edu) or Connie Rickelmann (crickelm@umich.edu)

Helicopter GraphicSave the Dates!
Survival Flight Fall "On The Road" Emergency and Critrical Care Conference

November 3 & 4, 2014

Monday evening and Tuesday-all day at the Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth, Michigan. Please find further information and the registration form by checking our website for the brochure: www.survivalflight.com

Hope LogoHonor your PFCC Champion!

Know someone who is excellent at engaging patients and families?

Have a colleague you would be grateful to have care for you or your loved one?



If so, now is your chance to honor them by nominating them for a new award!
The Evan Newport HOPE ("Helping Our Patients Everyday") Award recognizes staff, faculty, volunteers, and teams who demonstrate Patient & Family-Centered Care (PFCC) principles in their everyday actions. This award celebrates individuals who create and sustain PFCC culture change at the University of Michigan Health System.

The HOPE Award originally started in C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, created by a PFCC Advisor, Scott Newport, and his son, Evan. This year, the award is being expanded to include all of UMHS with the Adult Services HOPE Awards.

Anyone can nominate a staff member, team, or volunteer now through October 17. To submit an entry, please fill out the Adult Services HOPE Awards nomination form. Recipients will be selected by PFCC program committees and the awards will be presented in December. Please contact the PFCC Program at 734-764-1202 if you have any questions.

Sincerely, The Adult Services Patient & Family Centered Care Awareness and Visibility Committee

Nursing Poster Day 2014Nursing Poster Day Event...

Record number of posters presented!

 

 

 

More than 320 people viewed a record 46 posters in the sixth-annual University of Michigan Health System and School of Nursing Poster Day Event. The two day event, held September 15 and 16, allowed visitors to learn about a number of nursing research efforts to improve the quality of care for patients. Awards were given for Research, Clinical Innovation, Evidence-Based Practice and People's Choice Award. Our thanks to Ann Cornicelli, RN, Paul Edick, RN, Chris Conrad, RN and Julia Morrisey, RN who served as the planning team.

Those who attended the event saw how significant nursing interventions resulted in improved patient outcomes. Some of the posters highlighted simple changes such as offering patients the opportunity to wash their hands after toileting, or placing anti-bacterial gauze over pressure areas that developed near ostomy sites or initiating early mobility protocols for surgical patients. Other posters highlighted specific surgical interventions for both adult and pediatric patients including the preemptive use of acetaminophen during surgery on children and the use of magnets over implanted cardiac devices during procedures. There were also posters that focused on improving nursing satisfaction, workload, and alarm fatigue.

The posters were judged by members of the UMHHC Research and Translation Committee along with School of Nursing faculty. Efforts are underway to make the posters available to all nurses for viewing online.

Here are the recipients:

Research Category

Effect of Preemptive Acetaminophen Administered within One Hour of General Anesthesia on Gastric Residual Volume and pH in Children. Author: Connie Burke, RN, BSN, Co-authors: Shobha Malviya, MD, Rebecca D'Agostino, RN, UMHS Anesthesia


Clinical Innovation Category

Redesigning Workload to Meet Patient Mobility Standards on a Progressive Care Unit Author: Christina Reames, RN, MSN, Co-authors: Deborah Price, DNP, RN; Kim Rosso, MSPT; Dayna Ryan, MSPT; Elizabeth King, RN, BSN; Nicholas Kromrei RN, MSN, MBA; Samantha Judkins, RN, BSN, UMH 8D Intermediate Care


Evidence-Based Practice Category (tie)

12W Discharge Medication Project. Author: Cathy Lewis MSN, RN. Co-Authors: Jennifer Kelley, BSN, RN and Heather Berlin, BSN, RN. UMHS/Mott Children's Hospital

Evaluating the Implementation of an Early Mobility Protocol in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) on Pressure Ulcer (PU) Free Days. Authors: Nora Cheung, MD; Sharon Dickinson, MSN, RN, ANP, CNS, CCRN; Connie Rickelmann, RN; Dana Tschannen, PhD, RN; Leah Shever, PhD, RN; Pauline Park, MD; Krishan Raghavendran, MD; Lena Napolitano, MD.


People's Choice Award

Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) Management for Invasive Procedure Author: Laura Horwood MS, ACNP-BC, Co-authors: Shannon Mitchell, Jim Bloom, Bridget House, Janice Norville, UMHS Cardiovascular Center Internal Medicine, and UMHS Device Program

Ambulatory Care NewsAmbulatory Care News...
Livonia Health Center Opened September 16

Livonia Health Center, located at 20321 Farmington Road in Livonia, opened on September 16, offering family-centered primary care. The staff are accepting new patients of all ages. The clinic will double in size when renovations are complete in January.

Winnie Wood, Dana Tschannen, Alyssa Trotsky, Julie Grunawalt, Danyell Adams, Robert Chamg, Sandra Kendziora and Stephanie Diccion-MacDonald published: American Journal of Nursing

American Journal of NursingCongratulations to authors: Winnie Wood, MSN, RN, CNS, Dana Tschannen, PhD, RN, Alyssa Trotsky, DPT, Julie Grunawalt, MS, RN, GCNS-BC, Danyell Adams, CNA, Robert Chang, MD, FHM, Sandra Kendziora, BSN, RN, and Stephanie Diccion-MacDonald, MS, RN whose article "A Mobility Program for an Inpatient Acute Care Medical Unit" was published in the American Journal of Nursing, October 2014 (Vol. 114, No. 10).

 

 

 

 

G. Lita Smith published: Journal of Advanced Practice Oncology

Journal of Advanced Practice OncologyG. Lita Smith, MS, RN, ACNP, Nurse Practitioner Supervisor in the Cancer Center, had her article "The Long and Short if Tamoxifen Therapy: A review of the ATLAS Trial" published in the Journal of Advanced Practice Oncology in the Jan/Feb, 2014 issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heidi Mason, Mary Beth DeRubeis, Jared Foster, Jeremy Taylor and Francis Worden published: Oncology Nursing Forum

Oncology Nursing ForumHeidi Mason, MSN, NP, and Mary Beth DeRubeis, MSN, NP, Cancer Center Team 2, co-authored the article, "Outcomes Evaluation of a Weekly Nurse Practitioner-Managed Symptom Management Clinic for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer Treated with Chemoradiotherapy" which was published in Oncology Nursing Forum, November 2013. Authors included Heidi Mason, MSN, NP, Mary Beth DeRubeis, MSN, NP, Jared C. Foster, PhD, Jeremy M.G. Taylor, PhD, and Francis P. Worden, MD. They concluded that patients receiving chemoradiotherapy benefit from close monitoring for toxicities by NPs to successfully complete their treatment and avoid hospitalization.

 

 

 

Beverly Benmoussa awarded: FIGs Grant

Fostering Innovation Grant LogoBeverly A. Benmoussa, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Transplant Center received a Fostering Innovation Grant (FIGs) sponsored by the University of Michigan Health System for support of a project titled "Passport to Transplant".

 

Patti Paulin nominated and requested as speaker: Wilson's Disease Association Board

Wilson's Disease LogoPatti Paulin, RN, Liver Transplant, who is a member of the Wilson's Disease Association Board has been nominated for another three year term that will be voted on at their Conference. She had also been asked to speak at this conference which was September 5-7th.

 

Jeff Thomas and Chad Stoller win first place: CAE Cup, Air Medical Transport Conference

Jeff Thomas and Chad StollerThe annual CAE Cup, held at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Nashville, brought together 10 of the best and brightest in air medical rescue teams to demonstrate critical, life saving techniques with CAE Healthcare's human patient simulators. Congratulations to Jeff Thomas, RN and Chad Stoller, RN (UM Survival Flight) for taking FIRST PLACE in the CAE Cup critical care skills competition. Their shining accomplishment? Showing off their emergency medical care skills with Fidelis Lucina (the first-ever pregnant patient simulator to demonstrate at a CAE Cup competition) and performing a stressful - and, successful- simulated birth at the scene! The entire simulated rescue scenario of Fidelis Lucina is captured on video by air medical retrievalist/resuscitationist, Bill Hinckley and was uploaded so all could see the Lucina/Survival Flight video.

2014 Schwartz Rounds Conferences
Mark your calendars for our remaining 2014 schedule.
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  • Oct 6: Ford Auditorium
  • Nov 17: Ford Auditorium (UMHS Grief week)
  • Dec 8: MCHC

 

 

 

 

September 2014 News

Daisy Foundation LogoDaisy Foundation Grants are now available!

Letters of Intent Deadline: September 12, 2014



The guidelines and applications for the Fall, 2014 J. Patrick Barnes Grants for nurses doing research and evidence-based practice projects are on-line. The deadlines for letters of intent is September 12th. The foundation's goal is to support both experienced researchers and nurses who Complete information about the grant program is on their website at http://daisyfoundation.org/research-EBP-grants/copy_of_goals-and-guidelines. They look forward to hearing from our nurses who are interested applying. They have an esteemed panel of nurse researchers who guide this program and are eager to receive applications.

Leaping ForwardCall for Abstracts: Due September 30, 2014

4th Annual Conference
Leaping Forward in Critical Care: Stitching Evidence into Practice



Call for Abstracts:

The fourth annual Conference: Leaping Forward in Critical Care: Stitching Evidence into Practice Presented by the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Sigma Theta Tau at the University of Michigan

Conference Date: February 17, 2015
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Abstract submission link:
SICU CONFERENCE: ABSTRACT-SUBMISSION-DUE-SEPT-30-2014

An opportunity to share research, clinical innovation and evidence-based practice at our fourth annual critical care symposium.

Eligible Topics for Presentation:

  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Clinical Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Process Improvement
  • Clinical issues and scenarios

*Please note that previously presented research should be submitted for poster presentation only*

Questions? Email Sharon Dickinson (sdickins@umich.edu) or Connie Rickelmann (crickelm@umich.edu)

Daisy PhotoThe DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing...
Congratulations to Tracy Jennings, RN and Erika Koerner, RN (CVICU) who recently received the award!


The DAISY Award is given through a nationally known program currently in place in over 450 hospitals. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and this award was established by a family whose son succumbed to a disease of the immune system. During his prolonged hospital stay, he and his family greatly benefited from care provided by superb RNs. This award was established to honor nurses who exemplify that compassionate, thorough care. Within the University of Michigan Health System, candidates for the Daisy Award are nominated by patients and/or their families.

Invite A Nurse to Become Part of THE MICHIGAN DIFFERENCEWhat's New in Nurse Recruitment and Retention...

NEW Employee Referral Program -
Earn a Cash Bonus of up to $3000

 

 

NEW Nurse Recruitment & Retention Employee Referral Program

The new Nurse Recruitment & Retention Employee Referral Program (ERP) was launched in August. The ERP is designed to encourage UMHS employees to introduce exemplarily, external nurses to opportunities to grow a nursing career at UMHS. The program rewards any eligible UMHS employee for recommending stellar candidates for an award-eligible position should that candidate accept the position and remain in it for a prescribed time.

ERP bonuses will vary with each award eligible position and can be as much as $3,000!

We are currently recruiting for selected Nurse Manager positions with a $3000 referral bonus, visit www.UMnursing.org to see all available ERP referral opportunities.

Earn a Cash Bonus of up to $3,000!

  • Refer a talented non-UMHS employee to a Nursing position listed on the ERP website
  • If your referral leads to hire - you earn the bonus!
  • Rules & Guidelines apply.

Go to www.UMnursing.org for full program details.

John Whelan published: book review, Gastroenterology

GastroenterologyJohn Whelan, Nurse Manager in the Medical Procedure Unit, recently published a book review in the journal Gastroenterology, Volume 147, August, 2014. The book he reviewed was Johns Hopkins Manual for GI Endoscopic Nurses. Third Edition. Mouen Khashab, Toshunia Robinson, and Anthony Kalloo, editors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhonda Schoville, Leah Shever, Marge Calarco and Dana Tschannen published: Nursing Economics

Nursing Economics LogoRhonda Schoville, MS, RN Leah Shever, PhD, RN, Margaret Calarco, PhD, RN and Dana Tschannen, PhD, RN were published in Nursing Economics, (September/October, 2014). A Cost Benefit Analysis: Electronic Clinical Procedural Resource Supporting Evidence Based Practice (EBP).

Juanita Parry, Marge Calarco and Barbara Hensinger published: Nursing Management

Nursing Management LogoJuanita Parry, MS, RN, Margaret Calarco, PhD, RN & Barbara Hensinger BSN, RN recently published an article entitled "Unit-based interventions: distressing the distressed" in Nursing Management, August 2014.

2014 Schwartz Rounds Conferences
Mark your calendars for our remaining 2014 schedule.
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  • Sep 8: MCHC
  • Oct 6: Ford Auditorium
  • Nov 17: Ford Auditorium (UMHS Grief week)
  • Dec 8: MCHC

 

August 2014 News

Ambulatory Care NewsAmbulatory Care News...

Northville Health Center Opened July 15



The Northville Health Center opened, bringing the University of Michigan Health System's specialty and primary care closer to home for patients in Southeast Michigan. An estimated 715 patients a day are expected to visit the Health Center that's clearly visible atop a hill, near the intersection of 7 Mile and Haggerty Roads, at the new address: 39901 Traditions Drive. Schedules are open to make appointments and a good place to start for scheduling is 800-211-8181. Reminder phone calls and postcard mailings are underway to help current patients seen at the Livonia Center for Specialty Care and Livonia Health Center make the transition. Services at Livonia Health Center will move to the new Northville location. LHC will reopen this fall offering Family Medicine Services. At the Livonia Center for Specialty Care, allergy, gastroenterology and Kellogg Eye Center-ophthalmology physicians practicing in Suite 111 will transfer to Northville Health Center. All other services will remain open at LCSC. The Northville Health Center will offer a variety of primary and specialty services, including:

  • Adult primary and specialty services
  • Children's primary and specialty services
  • Women's health services
  • Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center (care of joint, bone, and muscle)
  • Kellogg Eye Center - Ophthalmology
  • Cancer and non-cancer infusion
  • Outpatient medical procedures
  • Full blood drawing station
  • Radiology services

Opening the two-story, 100,000 square foot Health Center has required teamwork on a variety of levels, including meeting major installation targets. The staffing, hiring and orientation of staff was supported by a large number of Ambulatory Care Nursing managers and supervisors, including Michele Bachman, Charlene Lindahl, Dru MacPherson, Karen Nairn, Lorelei Papke, Louise Salamin, Juanita Spallina, and Irene Turkewycz. The nurse manager of the Northville Health Center is Dru MacPherson and the Nursing Supervisor of the Northville Medical Procedure Unit is Lori Chabot.

Many have reported seeing the billboards and hearing the radio ads that are now running. In addition, the Public Relations and Marketing Communications team have put together promotional videos that you will also start seeing on various media outlets. See the promotion here or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7a2ZNRHnJA

 

 

 

 

 

Invite A Nurse to Become Part of THE MICHIGAN DIFFERENCEWhat's New in Nurse Recruitment and Retention...

NEW Employee Referral Program -
Earn a Cash Bonus of up to $3000

 

 

~ Coming in August ~
NEW Nurse Recruitment & Retention Employee Referral Program

The new Nurse Recruitment & Retention Employee Referral Program (ERP) will be launched this August. The ERP is designed to encourage UMHS employees to introduce exemplarily, external nurses to opportunities to grow a nursing career at UMHS. The program rewards any eligible UMHS employee for recommending stellar candidates for an award-eligible position should that candidate accept the position and remain in it for a prescribed time.

ERP bonuses will vary with each award eligible position and can be as much as $3,000!

We are currently recruiting for selected Nurse Manager positions with a $3000 referral bonus, visit www.UMnursing.org to see all available ERP referral opportunities.

Earn a Cash Bonus of up to $3,000!

  • Refer a talented non-UMHS employee to a Nursing position listed on the ERP website
  • If your referral leads to hire - you earn the bonus!
  • Rules & Guidelines apply.

Go to www.UMnursing.org for full program details.

Daisy PhotoThe DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing...
Congratulations to Mary Beth Redmond, RN
(Michigan Visiting Care Nurse)
who recently received the award!


The DAISY Award is given through a nationally known program currently in place in over 450 hospitals. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and this award was established by a family whose son succumbed to a disease of the immune system. During his prolonged hospital stay, he and his family greatly benefited from care provided by superb RNs. This award was established to honor nurses who exemplify that compassionate, thorough care. Within the University of Michigan Health System, candidates for the Daisy Award are nominated by patients and/or their families.

Debra Kovacevich published: Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Debra Kovacevich, RN, MPH, Director of Home Care Nursing, has co-authored an update of the Standards for Nutritional Support: Home Care and Alternate Site Care, published online June 25, 2014 in Nutr Clin Prac. The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is a professional society of physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other allied health professionals, and researchers. These combined standards are an update of the 2005 and 2006 standards.

Dr. Stephen Strobbe published: Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice

Dr. Stephen Strobbe, Clinical Associate Professor, recently published an invited article in a special journal issue on prevention and screening in primary care. Strobbe, S. (2014). [Special issue: Screening and prevention in primary care]. Prevention and screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use in primary care. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, 41(2), 185-213.

2014 Schwartz Rounds Conferences
Mark your calendars for our remaining 2014 schedule.
Schwartz Center Rounds image
  • Aug 11: Ford Auditorium
  • Sep 8: MCHC
  • Oct 6: Ford Auditorium
  • Nov 17: Ford Auditorium (UMHS Grief week)
  • Dec 8: MCHC

 

July 2014 News

Lantern Award LogoChildren's Emergency Service
receives the Lantern Award!

 

 

Our Children's Emergency Service has been identified to receive a 2014 Lantern Award given by the Emergency Nurses Association representing exemplary care and leadership. The Lantern Award is a recognition award given to emergency departments that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. The award is a visible symbol of an emergency department's commitment to quality, presence of a healthy work environment and accomplishment in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care. Kelly Baird-Cox, Nurse Manager of the CES and the entire team has worked very hard over many months to be successful. The team will receive the award at the Emergency Nurses Association conference in October.

Happy 50th Anniversary to the Transplant Center!

LogoThe 50th anniversary of the Transplant Center was celebrated on June 1, with an ice cream social and open house. The first transplant here at UM was a living kidney donation between two identical twins. Those twins, who both became nurses, joined to celebrate that groundbreaking operation that occurred in 1964. Congratulations to the people who've benefitted from the more than 10,000 transplants performed here, the donors that gave the gift of life, and the fantastic people of our Transplant Center team!

UMHHC Security Team Awarded

LogoCongratulations to our UM Hospitals and Health Centers Security team in being awarded the 2014 Lindberg Bell Program of Distinction from the International Health Care Security and Safety Foundation. This is a wonderful sign of the ongoing commitment to safety and security of our environment, partnering with others in a community-oriented way. Kudos to the entire team

Ambulatory Care News...
Northville Health Center Opens July 15

The opening of Northville Health Center is quickly approaching. Many have reported seeing the billboards and hearing the radio ads that are now running. In addition, the Public Relations and Marketing Communications team have put together promotional videos that you will also start seeing on various media outlets. See the promotion here or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7a2ZNRHnJA

 

Lisa Kane Low presents: International Confederation of Midwives Conference

LogoLisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM, Program Coordinator of Nurse Midwifery Education, spoke recently at the International Confederation of Midwives conference in Prague, Czeck Republic. Nearly 4,000 midwives from more than 100 countries attended the conference. Lisa was the first plenary speaker of the conference, speaking on "Access: Bridging the Gap to Improving Care and Outcomes for Women and Families."

Anne Jackson awarded: Healthcare Professional Leadership Award for National Juvenile Arthritis

LogoAnne Jackson, RN (Department of Pediatrics) received the 2014 Patty Rettig Award for Healthcare Professional Leadership, for National Juvenile Arthritis. The award is presented to a health care professional who has fostered a reputation for excellence in his or her field, developed an approach or strategy in research and service in pediatric rheumatology that is considered a model approach or system by his or her peers that can be replicated by other professionals and has had an impact on his or her local care system, and has been involved with patient care and been an advocate for children with rheumatic diseases. Given Anne's history and involvement with the AF, development of the Parent to Parent network, our ability to replicate that program (which we are now working to rollout throughout the entire Great Lakes Region), the guidance she gives families, the years she has dedicated to Camp Dakota, the campers and their families and Anne's leadership, participation and recruitment for the Arthritis Walk, Kara Dorda, Program Director of the Arthritis Foundation felt Anne would be more than deserving of this award and the panel of judges at their national office agreed!

Candia Laughlin recorded: AACN Textbook

LogoCandia Laughlin, MS, RN, Director of Nursing (Ambulatory Care Services) recorded the following presentation related to a chapter she co-authored in a new AAACN Textbook, Care Coordination and Transition Management Core Curriculum (Haas, Swan and Haynes, 2014). The chapter is titled "Support of Self-Management." There are continuing education credits available to those who read the chapter and complete the module. The presentation can be viewed at:

http://www.prolibraries.com/aaacn/?select=session&sessionID=451

Mary Gagnon, Sharon Dickinson, Pauline Park, and Lena Napolitano published: Critical Care Connections

LogoMary Gagnon, RN (SICU), Sharon Dickinson, MS, RN, CNS (SICU) and Pauline Park, MD and Lena Napolitano, MD, recently published in Critical Care Connections on "Transforming Care: Developing a Patient- and Family-Centered ICU".

 

2014 Schwartz Rounds Conferences
Mark your calendars for our remaining 2014 schedule.
Schwartz Center Rounds image
  • Jul 14: Ford Auditorium
  • Aug 11: Ford Auditorium
  • Sep 8: MCHC
  • Oct 6: Ford Auditorium
  • Nov 17: Ford Auditorium (UMHS Grief week)
  • Dec 8: MCHC
You are Invited - EVPMA Search
Thursday, July 10, 2014 noon-1:30pm

The EVPMA Search Advisory Committee would like to invite members of our community to provide their perspectives and to engage in conversation with the Committee about the EVPMA search. Another open forum, in town hall format, will be held Thursday, July 10, 2014, noon-1:30 p.m. in Ford Auditorium. You are also invited to review the EVPMA position description and to consider suggesting individuals that would be ideally suited to meet the rigorous demands of the position. The position description is available at http://president.umich.edu/committees/evpma.php. Your nominations for the position should be submitted to EVPMA.Michigan@russellreynolds.com.

 

June 2014 News

nurses week slam dunkWhat's New in Nurse Recruitment and Retention...

  • 2014 Nurses Week Registration Re-Opened
  • Spots Still Available for October 1st Events

 

 

Nursing at Michigan... It's a SLAM DUNK captures the theme of Nurses Week activities planned for 2014. We encourage you to attend Dr. Calarco’s Annual Address, the UMHS Poster Session, and be sure to register for one of the other 2014 options that are still available.

  • Tip Off: Dr. Calarco’s Annual UMHS Nursing Grand Rounds
    October 16, 2014; 11am-noon; Towsley Dow Auditorium
  • Nothing But “Net”Working: Annual UMHS Nursing Poster Day
    September 15 & 16 2014; Towsley Lobby
  • Spots Open in October 1st Events:
    - How to Protect the Kidney
    - Fast 12 Lead Interpretation
    - The Heart Failure Epidemic
    - At-home Analgesic Use
    • October 1, 2014; Junge Center
      Popular speakers “Cammy” House-Fancher & Terri Voepel-Lewis return
      Tours of Crisler Arena & The Big House
      Drawings for tickets to a designated U of M Men’s Basketball game
  • Also Check Out Certification Review Courses
    • One on One: Nursing Professional Development Review Course
      October 20 & 21, 2014; Palmer Commons
    • Cultivate Your Bench Strength: Two Certification Review Courses
      November 17 & 18; Kensington Court
    • Pediatric Nursing Certification Review Course
    • Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Review Course

Visit www.UMnursing.org for details and registration.


Ada Poole awarded: Crosby Foundation Critical Care Nurse of the Year

Ada Poole, RN, was selected as the recipient of the 2013 Crosby Foundation Critical Care Nurse of the Year award. Ada has been around the PICU for more than 30 years. She is recognized as a clinical expert, resource, and a valuable member of the PICU team.

Michigan Radio LogoMary Kim and Karla Stoermer Grossman interviewed:
Michigan Public Radio


Mary Kim, RN in Michigan Visiting Nurses, was interviewed by Michigan Public Radio regarding children growing up in poverty and pollution. Also interviewed for the article was Karla Stoermer Grossman, RN, Clinical Care Coordinator for the Pediatric Pulmonary program. The article and podcast may be found at http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/post/growing-poverty-and-pollution. The article highlights the UMHS continuum of nursing care for children with asthma and their families.

Article by Leah Shever is one of Top 20 Articles Viewed

LogoDr. Leah Shever, PHD, RN, Director, of Nursing Research, Quality, and Innovation was recently notified that her article, The Impact of Nursing Surveillance on Failure to Rescue. Res Theory Nurs Pract; 2011;25(2):107-26, is one of the Top 20 Articles viewed, since its publication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Linda Smrcka Memorial Award:
Announcing the 2014 Nominees and Winner

The Linda Smrcka Memorial Award was established to honor the memory of our friend and colleague Linda Smrcka, RN. Linda died in a tragic accident in 2002 on her way home from work that evening while stopping to assist the victim of another accident. Linda was a SICU nurse at the time and in establishing the Linda Smrcka Award, we honor both her memory and a staff member who reflects the outstanding qualities Linda brought to the workplace and her patients and friends.

The 2014 Linda Smrcka Award Nominees were...

  1. Charles-Robert (CR) Moultry CVC4
  2. Richard Herran CVC4
  3. Todd Saunders CCU
  4. Rochelle Bye CCMU
  5. Debbie Williams NICU
  6. Kristen Heemstra NICU
  7. Mary Jo Kocan NICU
  8. Danielle Lueck 8D
  9. Anthony Kreyger NICU
  10. Tanisha Kennedy CVC4
  11. Tammy Lomasney CVC4
  12. Leo Wisniewski CCMU
  13. Rob Carter NICU
  14. Amanda Retzbach CCU
  15. Christina Wojack CVC4
  16. Chris Allen CVC4
  17. Kim Maley CVC4
  18. Gina McKenna SICU
  19. MaryAnn Bettis SICU
  20. Eugene Ngala CVC4
  21. Heather Stoll SICU
  22. Kathy Kasperski SICU
  23. DeAnn Go 8D
  24. Sharon Dickinson SICU
  25. Elizabeth (Liz) King 8D
  26. Craig Sadler SICU
  27. Ann Pluff NICU
  28. Theresa Cuevas NICU

Congratulations to Todd Saunders (CCU) who was this year's recipient and to all of the nominees!

A Day in the Life: Nursing at Michigan...
Video Premiered May 6th

In celebration of the incredible nursing care provided to the thousands of patients and families we serve, on May 6th in Ford auditorium we kicked off National Nurses Week by showing the premiere of a documentary-style video showcasing a "day in the life" of our nurses! Popcorn was served and the video was shown in 15 minute intervals. The video was also featured on the UMHS blog. Watch the preview trailer at this link. View the full video here:

 

2014 Schwartz Rounds Conferences
Mark your calendars for our remaining 2014 schedule.
Schwartz Center Rounds image
  • Jun 9: MCHC
  • Jul 14: Ford Auditorium
  • Aug 11: Ford Auditorium
  • Sep 8: MCHC
  • Oct 6: Ford Auditorium
  • Nov 17: Ford Auditorium (UMHS Grief week)
  • Dec 8: MCHC

In addition, there is an online webinar you are welcome to register for: The link to the actual webinar will be sent to you in a confirmation email from "Webinar Host". Topic: Clinical Resilience: Preventing Burnout, Promoting Compassion and Improving Quality.

 

May 2014 News

nurses week slam dunkWhat's New in Nurse Recruitment and Retention...

Announcing 2014 Nurses Week
Registration Begins May 6, 2014

 

 

 


Nursing at Michigan... It's a SLAM DUNK  captures the theme of Nurses Week activities planned for 2014. 
We encourage you to attend Dr. Calarco’s Annual Address, the UMHS Poster Session, and be sure to register for one of the other 2014 options. 

  • Tip Off: Dr. Calarco’s Annual UMHS Nursing  Grand Rounds
    October 16, 2014;  11am to noon;  Towsley Dow Auditorium
  • Nothing But “Net”Working:  Annual UMHS Nursing Poster Day 
    September 15 & 16 2014;  Towsley Lobby
  • Road to the Final Four: Four CE program options
    October 1, 2014;  Junge Center        
    Popular speakers “Cammy” House-Fancher & Terri Voepel-Lewis return
    Topics: Heart Failure, Kidney, Pain and 12-Lead ECG
    Tours of Crisler Arena & The Big House
    Drawings for tickets to a designated U of M Men’s Basketball game
  • One on One: Nursing Professional Development Review Course
    October 20 & 21, 2014; Palmer Commons
  • Cultivate Your Bench Strength:  Two Certification Review Courses
    November 17 & 18; Kensington Court
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Review Course
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Review Course
  • Time Out for FREE CEU’s: Unlimited CE Gift Card

Visit www.UMnursing.org for details and registration

Daisy PhotoThe DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing...
Congratulations to Michael McRorie, RN (4D Neuro ICU)
who recently received the award!


The DAISY Award is given through a nationally known program currently in place in 1,629 healthcare facilities in 10 countries. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and this award was established by a family whose son succumbed to a disease of the immune system. During his prolonged hospital stay, he and his family greatly benefited from care provided by superb RNs. This award was established to honor nurses who exemplify that compassionate, thorough care. Within the University of Michigan Health System, candidates for the Daisy Award are nominated by patients and/or their families.

2014 Schwartz Rounds Conferences
Mark your calendars for our remaining 2014 schedule.
Schwartz Center Rounds image
  • May 12: Ford Auditorium
  • Jun 9: MCHC
  • Jul 14: Ford Auditorium
  • Aug 11: Ford Auditorium
  • Sep 8: MCHC
  • Oct 6: Ford Auditorium
  • Nov 17: Ford Auditorium (UMHS Grief week)
  • Dec 8: MCHC

In addition, there is an online webinar you are welcome to register for: The link to the actual webinar will be sent to you in a confirmation email from "Webinar Host". Topic: Clinical Resilience: Preventing Burnout, Promoting Compassion and Improving Quality.

Deborah Price, Sharon Smith, and Christina Wojack honored: Sigma Theta Tau

LogoUMHS Nurses honored by Sigma Theta Tau. Sharon Smith, PhD, RN (Director of Professional Development & Education) and President of Sigma Theta Tau, Rho Chapter, presided over the 2014 Rho Chapter induction and awards ceremony in March. The recipients of Rho Chapter Awards:

  • Deborah Price, DNP, RN received the Excellence in Nursing Education Award
  • Sharon Smith, PhD, RN (Director of Professional Development & Education) received the Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award
  • Christina Wojack, RN, BSN, CCRN (CVC 4) received the Mentorship Award
Beth Van Tiem awarded: Lynda Dettling Nurse Excellence Award

certificateBeth Van Tiem, RN, 11 West Mott, received the Lynda Dettling Nurse Excellence Award. This is an award based on the following criteria: excellence in patient care delivery, a mentor, accountable to patients and families alike, demonstration of leadership qualities, accepts ownership for problems, effective in giving feedback, and someone always looking beyond their own patient assignment to help the unit function as a whole, at its best.

 

 

Lisa Zawaszki completed running races: Boston Marathon and 40K

LogoLisa Zawaszki, RN (7A) ran in the Boston Marathon and completed the 40K race raising money for Run for Research - American Liver Foundation

 

 

 

 

Laura Galunas interviewed: Thrive magazine spring edition

Magazine coverLaura Galunas, Nurse Manager, 8A shared this article that was written in the Thrive magazine - spring edition. The article speaks about PFAB (Patient Family Advisory Board) which is for the cancer program. Laura is a member of the Board and was interviewed.

http://mcancer.org/living-with-cancer/advocacy/improving-your-cancer-care-experience

 

 

 

Ambulatory Care NewsAmbulatory Care News...

  • Ypsilanti Health Center Health Fair
  • Adolescent Immunization Program
  • Northville Health Center Near Completion

Heath Fair

Ypsilanti Health Center held a health fair for patients and families in the community at the center on April 9. The effort was coordinated by Pat Randolph, LPN and PharmD students under the guidance of Jeffrey Tingen, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy. This fair brought together multiple University of Michigan resource departments and Washtenaw county resources for a group of patients who often have limited transportation and access. Much medication education was provided. It was attended by approximately 50 patients and family members.

Adolescent Immunization Program

In collaboration with the Michigan Department of Community Health, a program was launched to improve immunization rates for adolescents who receive their primary care through the UMHHC. Letters were sent to patients' homes detailing their need for additional immunizations if the Michigan Care Improvement Registry indicated any deficiencies. Between June, 2013, and April, 2014, improvement was seen at every health center. Across the vaccines and the sites, the percent immunized rates improved by 1-18 percentage points. UM health centers meet adolescent immunization goals of Health People 2020 for Tdap, MMR, Hep B, Varicella, and Meningococcal vaccine. Further improvement is needed to reach these goals for adolescent immunizations with Human Papilloma Virus vaccine and Influenza vaccine.

Northville Health Center

The new Northville Health Center construction is near completion, and we are on schedule to begin seeing patients July 15. Many of the staff have been hired and are transitioning to orient to their new responsibilities at other Ambulatory Care Units in anticipation of access the building in late June.

 

April 2014 News

New for September 2014:
U-M School of Nursing offers revised MS degree and programs
in Systems Leadership and Effectiveness Science

Applications accepted through May 1 for Fall 2014 admissions

School of NursingAs a top nursing school with a unified academic-practice environment, the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) is positioned to produce leaders who improve quality and control the cost of health care, test interventions in real world settings, and advance use of research findings by diverse populations. To ready these leaders, UMSN now has a division of “Systems Leadership and Effectiveness Science.” The emerging discipline of effectiveness science uses comparisons and context to determine what treatments work for whom and in what setting. It helps consumers, clinicians, purchasers, and policy makers make informed decisions that will improve individual and population-level care by always using the best possible evidence.

This new UMSN division’s flagship Master of Science degree program in Health Systems, Nursing Leadership, and Effectiveness Science offers two distinct areas of focus: Leadership and Informatics. In addition, both nurses and non-nurses can earn UMSN's Certificate in Health Informatics with completion of just 16 credits - which also prepares students to sit for a variety of informatics certifications.

Leadership focus: Provides the knowledge and skills needed to lead inter-professional teams in complex environments, assess the impact of health and communication technology, and improve efficiency of health systems and organizations; offers an access point for collaborative research and development of methods for integrating evidence-based practice in clinical and community settings.

Informatics focus:  Provides a foundation for working with data in health communications, policy, research, and administration; enhances the expertise of those who see the challenges of our changing health system and want to play a role in its transformation.

Systems Leadership and Effectiveness Science at UMSN is accepting applications through May 1 for Fall 2014 admissions. With a web-blended curriculum, students attend approximately 4-8 distributed days of on-site classes each semester, supplemented by virtual learning experiences. Admitted students to fall term are offered a full-time (1.5-year) or part-time (3-year) program plan. The MS degree is awarded by the Rackham Graduate School at U-M.

Prospective students can email sn-mastersadmissions@umich.edu or call 734-763-5985.

Online info:
nursing.umich.edu/leaders

What's New in Nurse Recruitment and Retention...

2014 Spring Career Fair
attracted nearly 300 new grads and experienced RNs

Spring Career Fair PosterSunday, March 23, 2014. Nearly 300 new grads and experienced RNs attended our 2014 Spring Career Fair.

Unit representatives met these candidates and shared information about employment at UMHS and working in their specific, specialized area. Culture fit is always an important factor in a successful hiring process making these opportunities to converse face to face with potential colleagues especially valuable.

Thank You to All who participated!

 

 

Daisy PhotoThe DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing...
Congratulations to Molly LaGrou, RN (6B)
who recently received the award!


The DAISY Award is given through a nationally known program currently in place in 1,629 healthcare facilities in 10 countries. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and this award was established by a family whose son succumbed to a disease of the immune system. During his prolonged hospital stay, he and his family greatly benefited from care provided by superb RNs. This award was established to honor nurses who exemplify that compassionate, thorough care. Within the University of Michigan Health System, candidates for the Daisy Award are nominated by patients and/or their families.

2014 Schwartz Rounds Conferences
Mark your calendars for our remaining 2014 schedule.
Schwartz Center Rounds image
  • April 7: Ford Auditorium
  • May 12: Ford Auditorium
  • Jun 9: MCHC
  • Jul 14: Ford Auditorium
  • Aug 11: Ford Auditorium
  • Sep 8: MCHC
  • Oct 6: Ford Auditorium
  • Nov 17: Ford Auditorium (UMHS Grief week)
  • Dec 8: MCHC

In addition, there is an online webinar you are welcome to register for: The link to the actual webinar will be sent to you in a confirmation email from "Webinar Host". Topic: Clinical Resilience: Preventing Burnout, Promoting Compassion and Improving Quality.

Jennifer Pesenecker awarded: 2014 Learning Catalyst Award

Jennifer Pesenecker recently won the "2014 Learning Catalyst Award for UMHS Excellence in Learning Award for Outstanding Staff Educator" after being nominated by Regi Freeman.

Judy Coucouvanis received award and presented:
International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Conference

Judy Coucouvanis, MA, RN, NP received the Melva Jo Hendrix Award and gave the award lectureship at the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Conference in Greenville, S.C. The title of Judy's lecture was: A Journey with Autism: Perspectives from 30 Years of Clinical Practice. The award lectureship is given annually and acknowledges a psychiatric-mental health nurse whose career exemplifies the values that guided Dr. Hendrix's life, including her commitment to improving care for the underserved and her dedication to educating and mentoring others to become future leaders in psychiatric-mental health nursing. This is a well-deserved honor for Judy's significant work in this area.

Nicole Figueroa presented: Survival Flight Conference

Nicole Figueroa, BSN, RN (Nursing Supervisor - CAP) presented "Teenage Suicide and Self Injury: Increasing awareness and decreasing stigma" at a recent Survival Flight Conference. She spoke about current statistics, myths regarding suicide, warning signs and risk factors of suicide, how to communicate with suicidal teens, differentiating between self-injury and suicide as well as Hi-tech interventions that the internet and social media are implementing to prevent suicides.

Ambulatory Care NewsAmbulatory Care News...

  • Michelle Fernamberg accepts Nurse Manager position
  • Susanne Quallich selected as 2014 AANP Fellow

Michelle Fernamberg, MHA, RN, CRRN, has accepted the position of Nurse Manager in Ambulatory Care for Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Anesthesia's Pain program and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation's Spine program. Michelle is currently the Nurse Manager for inpatient adult rehabilitation unit, 6A in University Hospital. Prior to coming to UMHHC in 2009, Michelle held nursing management, leadership and staff positions with Allegiance Health in acute inpatient areas, including telemetry and pulmonary units. Earlier in her career, she gained experience in home infusion and inpatient oncology. She holds an ADN from Jackson Community College, and both a BSN and a Master's in Healthcare Administration from Eastern Michigan University. Michelle will transfer to her new position on May 1, 2014.

Susanne Quallich, Nurse Practitioner in Urology, has been selected as a 2014 Fellow by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). The purpose of the AANP Fellows is to impact national and global health by engaging recognized nurse practitioner leaders who make outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education or policy, enhancing the AANP mission. It is also to provide a forum to extend and enhance Fellows' efforts to mentor and to facilitate leadership development of NPs. By becoming a Fellow, you agree to participate actively in FAANP initiatives and projects. Susanne will be honored at the 2014 FAANP Induction Ceremony will be held during the AANP 29th National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday, June 19th.

 

March 2014 News

New for September 2014:
U-M School of Nursing offers new MS degree and programs
in Systems Leadership and Effectiveness Science

School of NursingAs a top nursing school with a unified academic-practice environment, the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) is positioned to produce leaders who improve quality and control the cost of health care, test interventions in real world settings, and advance use of research findings by diverse populations. To ready these leaders, UMSN now has a division of “Systems Leadership and Effectiveness Science.” The emerging discipline of effectiveness science uses comparisons and context to determine what treatments work for whom and in what setting. It helps consumers, clinicians, purchasers, and policy makers make informed decisions that will improve individual and population-level care by always using the best possible evidence.

This new UMSN division’s flagship Master of Science degree program in Health Systems, Nursing Leadership, and Effectiveness Science offers two distinct areas of focus: Leadership and Informatics. In addition, both nurses and non-nurses can earn UMSN's Certificate in Health Informatics with completion of just 16 credits - which also prepares students to sit for a variety of informatics certifications.

Leadership focus: Provides the knowledge and skills needed to lead inter-professional teams in complex environments, assess the impact of health and communication technology, and improve efficiency of health systems and organizations; offers an access point for collaborative research and development of methods for integrating evidence-based practice in clinical and community settings.

Informatics focus:  Provides a foundation for working with data in health communications, policy, research, and administration; enhances the expertise of those who see the challenges of our changing health system and want to play a role in its transformation.

Systems Leadership and Effectiveness Science at UMSN is accepting applications through May 1 for Fall 2014 admissions. With a web-blended curriculum, students attend approximately 4-8 distributed days of on-site classes each semester, supplemented by virtual learning experiences. Admitted students to fall term are offered a full-time (1.5-year) or part-time (3-year) program plan. The MS degree is awarded by the Rackham Graduate School at U-M.

Prospective students can email sn-mastersadmissions@umich.edu or call 734-763-5985.

Online info:
nursing.umich.edu/leaders

All are invited to learn about the latest discoveries in nursing research
and how it‘s improving the health of communities.

The 2014 Dean’s Research Day - Thursday, April 3, 2014, 1:00 - 5:30 PM

Dean's Research Day 2014Dean's Research Day
Thursday, April 3, 2014
1:00 - 5:30 PM
University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex, Building 18, Dining Hall, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

All are invited to learn about the latest discoveries in nursing research and how it‘s improving the health of communities at U-M School of Nursing Dean‘s Research Day 2014 "Learning on the Edge of Discovery." The annual event brings together students, faculty, and members of the community to share the impact of health research, hear new perspectives and forge partnerships. The event includes the Brouse Lecture on Nursing and Population Health: Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century, to be presented by Barbara L. Brush, PhD. Event is free, but registration is requested.

What's New in Nurse Recruitment and Retention...
- 2014 Career Launch attracted 187 nursing students from across the state
- Announcing the Winners of the Blitz Scrubs Giveaway
New Nurse Panel

The 2014 Career Launch attracted 187 nursing students from across the State. The event aims to support the shift from the role of a "nursing student" to that of "graduate nurse looking for a job." The Saturday gathering begins with a welcome from Margaret Calarco, PhD, RN who helps participants focus on their accomplishments, personal goals and what they should be looking for in their first nursing position. Featured topics include: Transitioning from the Student to the Professional Role; Navigating the Job Market; Writing a strong Resume; and Interview Tips.

The highlight of the event is the New Nurse Panel – a collection of 6 UMHS nurses who answer any question posed by the audience. We thank Nathan Hanovich, BSN; Laura Sauve, BSN; Erin Nicoson, BSN; Jenelle Ritchie, BSN; Chad Roath, BSN; and Robert Booth, BSN.

Winners of Blitz Scrubs Giveaway:

  • Autumn Smith - CSR
  • Abigail Imarhiagbe - 7C
  • Karly Hendee - CVC5

Thanks to all nurses that came by our table to "spin the wheel" and fill out the Nurses Week Survey during Blitz.

Your input will be used to plan future Nurses Week activities. We enjoyed talking to so many of you!

Certified Nurses Day LogoCertified Nurses Day is March 19th.
Congratulations to all our Certified Nurses!

Certified Nurses DayCertification: 'a process by which a nongovernmental agency validates an individual’s personal mastery of specialized knowledge and professional skills related to a specific area of practice.’

 

 

 

Daisy PhotoThe DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing...
Congratulations to David Lieber, RN (12E)
who recently received the award!


The DAISY Award is given through a nationally known program currently in place in 1,629 healthcare facilities in 10 countries. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and this award was established by a family whose son succumbed to a disease of the immune system. During his prolonged hospital stay, he and his family greatly benefited from care provided by superb RNs. This award was established to honor nurses who exemplify that compassionate, thorough care. Within the University of Michigan Health System, candidates for the Daisy Award are nominated by patients and/or their families.

Daisy Foundation LogoApply for a J. Patrick Barnes Grant for Nursing Research
and Evidence-Based Practice Projects

Deadline for letters of intent: March 31, 2014

Funds are available for:

  • EBP Projects that develop, implement and evaluate changes in nursing practice in treatment of patients with cancer and auto-immune diseases
  • Clinical research studies that directly benefit patients and/or families involving treatment of cancer and auto-immune diseases.

Guidelines and applications are posted at www.DAISYFoundation.org. Letters of intent are due March 31, 2014.

2014 Schwartz Rounds Conferences
Mark your calendars for our remaining 2014 schedule.
Schwartz Center Rounds image
  • April 7: Ford Auditorium
  • May 12: Ford Auditorium
  • Jun 9: MCHC
  • Jul 14: Ford Auditorium
  • Aug 11: Ford Auditorium
  • Sep 8: MCHC
  • Oct 6: Ford Auditorium
  • Nov 17: Ford Auditorium (UMHS Grief week)
  • Dec 8: MCHC

In addition, there is an online webinar you are welcome to register for: The link to the actual webinar will be sent to you in a confirmation email from "Webinar Host". Topic: Clinical Resilience: Preventing Burnout, Promoting Compassion and Improving Quality.

G. Lita Smith published: Journal of Advanced Practice Oncology

Journal of Advanced Practice OncologyG. Lita Smith, MS, RN, ACNP, Interim Director of Advanced Practice Nursing and NP Supervisor in the Cancer Center had an article published, "The Long and Short of Tamoxifen Therapy: A Review of the ATLAS Trial" in the Jan/Feb issues of the Journal of Advanced Practice Oncology.

Carolyn Morris published: Neurology and Urodynamics

Neurology and Urodynamics LogoCarolyn Morris, Nurse Practitioner in Geriatrics published an article, Urge Urinary Incontinence and the Brain Factor,” in the journal Neurology and Urodynamics (2013) 32:441-448.

Stephen Strobbe, Jim Cranford, Marcin Wojnar, and Kirk Brower published:
Journal of Addictions Nursing

Journal of Addictions NursingDr. Stephen Strobbe (Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, and the Department of Psychiatry) and colleagues, Dr. Jim Cranford, Dr. Marcin Wojnar, and Dr. Kirk Brower, recently had an article published in a special issue of the Journal of Addictions Nursing (vol. 24, issue 4, pp. 209-216), dedicated to spirituality and addictions, titled, “Spiritual awakening predicts improved drinking outcomes in a Polish treatment sample,” based on international collaborative efforts with Dr. Wojnar and others at the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland.

Charles A. Muck presented: American Association of Blood Banking

logoCharles A. Muck (Apheresis) presented "So You Need A Transfusion Safety Officer" at the American Association of Blood Banking in Denver, Colorado.

Christopher Friese, Julie C. Grunawalt, Sara Bhullar, Karen Bihlmeyer,
Robert Chang, and Winnie Wood published:
Journal of Nursing Administration

Journal of Nursing AdministrationChristopher R. Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Julie C. Grunawalt, MS, RN, GCNS-BC, Sara Bhullar, RN, Karen Bihlmeyer, RN, Robert Chang, MD, and Winnie Wood, MSN, RN had their manuscript "Pod Nursing on a Medical/Surgical Unit: Implementation and Outcomes Evaluation" accepted to the Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA).

Jolene Bostwick and Ilze Hallman published: MEDSURG Nursing Journal

LogoJolene Bostwick, PharmD and Ilze Hallman, DNP, MS, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, GNP-BC recently had an article "Agitation Management Strategies: Overview of Non-Pharmacologic and Pharmacologic Interventions" published in the MEDSURG Nursing Journal. This is the Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. This is just one example of the type of intraprofessional collaboration we practice daily.

Poster by Stacy Brand and Sandy Feldkamp selected for presentation:
National Kidney Foundation 2014 Spring Clinical Meetings

LogoStacy Brand, MBA, Clinic Outreach Coordinator, and Sandy Feldkamp, BSN, RN, Transplant Program, are congratulated that their poster, "The Benefit of Peer Mentors in Dialysis Patient Education Through Transplant Expos," has been selected for poster presentation at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) 2014 Spring Clinical Meetings to be held April 22-26, 2014.

Denise O'Brien published: Critical Care Medicine

Critical Care Medicine LogoDenise D. O’Brien, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN published her research from her DNP with Shanks, Amy M. MS; Talsma, AkkeNeel PhD, RN, FAAN; Brenner, Phyllis S. PhD, RN, NEA-BC; Ramachandran, Satya Krishna MD, FRCA. "Intraoperative Risk Factors Associated With Postoperative Pressure Ulcers in Critically Ill Patients: A Retrospective Observational Study* was published in Critical Care Medicine, January 2014 - Volume 42 - Issue 1 - p 40-47 (Clinical Investigations). doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e318298a849

Subsequently, an editorial also cited Denise‘s work. Hopf, Harriet W. MD, FUHM; Gordillo, Gayle MD. "Intraoperative Management and Pressure Ulcers: Not Where the Problem Lies?" Critical Care Medicine, January 2014 - Volume 42 - Issue 1 - p 199-200 (Editorials).doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31829ec875

Ambulatory Care NewsAmbulatory Care News...
Updates
from the Ambulatory Care Nursing Forum
held Tuesday, February 19, 2014


On Tuesday, February 19, a forum was held for nurses across Ambulatory Care. Juanita Parry, Director Nurse Recruitment Retention & Magnet Readiness and Marge Calarco, Chief of Nursing presented the Overview of Magnet Standards

This was followed by a series of presentations by staff:

  • Debbie Schmidtke, RN, BSN – Care Navigator; Canton Health Center, Overview of Care Navigator Role
  • Cathy Boehl, RN, BSN – Pediatric Pulmonary Division & Karla Stoermer-Grossman, RN, MS – CCC Pediatric Asthma Program, Pediatric Asthma Program
  • Donna Doyle, CCC & Program Coordinator – Pediatric Diabetes Division, Pediatric Diabetes Education Program
  • Miriana Popadich, NP – Neurosurgery Department, Nursing, Setting a Trend

The program was outstanding. It was a wonderful opportunity to network and learn about nursing work across Ambulatory Care.

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