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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

School of NursingSee What's New at the U-M School of Nursing
The latest information is now available on the web at: http://www.nursing.umich.edu/about-our-school/news-portal

 

 

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:

 

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.

School of NursingSee What's New at the U-M School of Nursing
The latest information is now available on the web at: http://www.nursing.umich.edu/about-our-school/news-portal

 

 

 

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.

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...

  • 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.

School of NursingSee What's New at the U-M School of Nursing
The latest information is now available on the web at: http://www.nursing.umich.edu/about-our-school/news-portal

 

 

 

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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Target Audience: All | Contact: Kathy Dunnuck, BFA, BSN, RN | Last updated: 8/4/14