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Awards & Honors

DAISY Award Recipients:

  • July 2015 - Kristen Hensler, 7E
  • August 2015 - Ashley Campbell, WBC
  • September 2015 - Rachele Daly, WBC
  • October 2015 - Rosemarie McDonald, VAST
  • November 2015 - Karen Houtteman, 8C
  • December 2015 - Melissa Schultz, 12W
  • January 2016 - Megan Klei, SICU
  • February 2016 - Michelle Devore, 8W NICU
  • April 2016 - Unit 6B
  • May 2016 - Winnie Wood, 6B
  • June 2016 - David Roberts, Survival Flight
  • June 2016 - Ted Adelman, Survival Flight

John Armelagos, (2015). State of Michigan AFL-CIO 2015 Unionist of the Year. State of Michigan American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.

Mary Berry-Bovia, President, Michigan Emergency Nurses Association.

Jeanne Bolton was named 2016 Linda Smrcka Award recipient.

Kim Cook, (2015). First Place Master's Student Poster Presenter. Midwest Nursing Research Society

Christina Cwynar from 12E received the First Annual Theresa Kennedy "Rose" Award.

Michelle Churches and Shelly Robbins from the Kellogg Eye Center's PACU/OR were keynote speakers presenting the Edna Ashy Lecture at the National American Society of Ophthalmic Nurses in Vegas Nevada. "Giving Our Patients a Voice and A Choice - What Everyone Ought to Know." The same poster received the Nursing Research and Translation Poster Award in October 2015.

Susan Daron, (2015). 2015 Oncology Nursing Society Congress Scholarship. Oncology Nursing Foundation.

Paul Edick, (2015). "Reducing Staff Burnout: Offering Positive Psychology Activities and Promoting Character Strengths" Awarded 2nd place in practice category at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association National Conference.

Jon Fairchild, Michigan Emergency Nurses Association, Nurse Manager of the Year

Freeman, Regi, (2015). University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center Director's Award of Excellence. Frankel Cardiovascular Center Directors.

Lisa Kane Low was inducted as President of the American College of Nurse Midwives in May.

Mary McGuinness received the Michigan chapter of the American College of Nurse Midwives Preceptor of the Year Award (2015).

With significant support from the PCTU staff, Meg Smith rolled out her "Oral Care with Breast Milk" project in March.

The first Pediatric Heartware (VAD) patient in Michigan was successfully transplanted in the MCHC.

Darren Vandezande, & Mary Lynn Parker, (2015). Quality Month Exemplar Finalist for "Improving Orthopaedic Patient Satisfaction with Pain Control Via Rapid Recovery Anesthesia and Management of Pain (RAMP)." UMHS Quality Month.

The VonVoigtlander Women's Hospital Birth Center received an Honorable Mention for its nomination as Clinical Program of the Year.

Conferences Organized

The Michigan Congenital Heart Center held a joint conference on Advances in Cardiovascular Disease Management September 17-20, 2015. Attendance of 15 nurses was made possible by funding from the Julia C. Strecher Fund.

The Facets of Nursing Care pediatric conference was planned and executed by an RNled committee composed of Stefanie Beatty, Connie Coast, Laura Hailes, Joanne Hazelton, Jeanette Kokett, Kori Jones, Cathy Lewis, Dorothy Nagle, Tonie Owens, Becky Pehovic, Denise Robert, Sue Roebuck, Annette Scott, and Juanita Spallina. May 18-19, 2016.

Fifth annual "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 on March 1, 2016.

CSR and peds critical care units launched the Professional Practice Academy for pediatric critical care nurses.

The 15th Neonatal Nursing Symposium was hosted by Brandon NICU.

Invited Keynotes

O'Brien, D.D. (2015). "Got a CNS? How to Capitalize on the Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Your PACU." 3rd International Conference for Perianesthesia Nurses: Sharing and Caring, Inspiring Global Connections. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Shever, L.L. (2015). "Evidence- Based Practice: From Idea to Publication. Leaping Forward: Stitching Evidence into Practice 2015." Jointly presented by UMHS Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Sigma Theta Tau, Rho Chapter. Ann Arbor, MI.

Oral Presentations

Bachman, M.A., (2016). "The GI Endoscopy Patient Experience Through a Smartphone Application." Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates. Seattle, WA.

Bartos, C., (2016). Cystic Fibrosis. "Life after Transplant."

Beatty, S. & Koesler, D., (2016). "Pediatric Septic Shock: Improving Care of Children with Sepsis," Facets of Pediatric Care Conference.

Coast, C., Ikerd, C., Beckman, L., & Long, J., (2016) Oral abstracts were presented at the Advances in Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease Management conference.

Cwynar, C., (2016) "Implementing an Immunization Associated Pain Prevention Program," Society of Pediatric Nurses Conference.

Freeman, R.K., (2015). "Can Linens Reduce Pressure Ulcers in High Risk Patients?" University of Michigan, Michigan Quality Systems Executive Leadership. Ann Arbor, MI.

Gosselin, K., Vitins, I., Grunawalt, J., Wood, W., & Kendziora, S., (2015). "Student Assessment and Fall Evaluation (S.A.F.E. Team): A Collaborative Initiative in an Academic— Service Partnership to Improve Patient Safety." The Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Han, M.K., Steenrod, A.W., Bacci, E.D., Leidy, N.K., Mannino, D.M., Thomashow, B.M., et. al., (2015). "Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: Guidelines and Criteria." Thoracic Surgery Conference. Ann Arbor, MI.

Havey, R., Holman, C., Glazer, J., & Bassin, B., "The Effect of an ED-ICU on the Utilization of NIPPV and Patient Disposition." Oral Lightening Presentation at the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Conference.

Knight, S., Lee, C., Mowry, J., Wolfer, M., "In-Situ Simulation Education for Early Recognition and Intervention of Declining Patient Status" at Embracing Population Health Conference.

Knokh, I., "Integrating Digital Resources Into Your Work or Classroom, Qualtrics for Your Projects, Merlot with Your Meal" at Enriching Scholarship 2016.

Knokh, I., Creator of the Flipped Classroom Toolkit for participants, Making it Happen Conference 2015.

Lee-Lehner, B.R., Wojack, C., (2015). "Building Bridges Across the Continuum of Care to Education." 2015 Frankel Cardiovascular Symposium: Don't Skip A Beat – Care Across the Cardiovascular Continuum. Ann Arbor, MI.

Long, J.E., Marchetti, K., Stoscup, J. Pleger, D., Jarvis, K., Clewis, H., (2015). "Initiation of Early Discharge Education." The Joint Conference on Advances in Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease Management. Traverse City, MI.

Maycock, S., Mowry, J., "In-Situ Clinical Simulation for Acute Care Nurses on Recognizing Deterioration of Patient Status" at International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning.

Meldrum, C.A., Kloska, D.A., Larson, J.L., (2015). Association of Frailty Indicators in Severe COPD. Nursing Research Conference. Cleveland, OH.

Myers, C. & Caster, M., (2015). "Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Congenital Heart Surgical Population." Evidence-Based Practice Conference; American Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses Conference; "Don't Skip a Beat" Care Across the Cardiovascular Continuum Conference, and the Advances in Pediatric Disease Management Conference.

Parker, M/L. & Mowry, J., (2015). "Impact of a Student and Faculty Collaboration on Patient Satisfaction with Pain Management." The Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Parry, J.S. & Juno-LaPan, J., (2016) "Building your Own career Path: The Power of Self- Advocacy." Institute for Professional Nursing. Ann Arbor,MI.

Shever L.L., Dhillon, N., Richard, C., & Smith, M., (March 18, 2016). "How to Create an EBP Fellowship." Seventeenth Annual Evidence-Based Practice Conference: Embracing Population Health; Jointly Provided by Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and University of Michigan Health System. Ann Arbor, MI.

Schork, A.M., (2015). "Participating in Clinical Trials." Breast Cancer Summit. Ann Arbor, MI.

Schork, A.M., (2016). "Men – What You Can Do To Prevent Cancer." Men's Fellowship Breakfast. Ann Arbor, MI.

Simonett, T.S., (2015). "Pain Reduction and Comfort with Healing Touch – Take Aim at Pain Series." University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Ann Arbor, MI.

Smith, Meg served as a panelist for "Evidence-Based Practice: Embracing Population Health."

Sozener, C., Gegenheimer- Holmes, J., Bassin, B. & Havey, R., "Emergency Critical Care Center: LEAN Design." Oral Presentation at the LEAN Healthcare Transformation Summit.

Taylor, S., (2015). "Partnering to Improve ICU Patient and Family Satisfaction with the use of Journaling." Eastern Great Lakes Regional Burn Study Group, Columbus, OH.

Taylor, S., "Can the Utilization of Video Technology During Wound Rounds Decrease Infection Rates in a Burn Unit?" Surgical Intensive Care Unit Conference: Leaping Forward Stitching Evidence into Practice. Ann Arbor, MI. March, 2016.

Taylor, S., "Early Physical Rehabilitation Interventions in the Prevention of Delirium" (presentation). American Burn Association meeting, Las Vegas, NV, May, 2016.

Totzkay, D.L., (2015). The American Nurses Association on Position Statement on Incivility, Bullying, and Workplace Violence. Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare Leadership Conference. Washington, D.C.

Tschannen, D & Shever, L., (2015). "Exemplar Unit Initiative Framework: Engaging Faculty and Staff to Improve Patient and Student Outcomes," Sigma Theta Tau 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, NV; November 7-11, 2015.

Wolfer, M.E., Lee, C., Smith, S.L., Mowry, J., Maycock, S., Disbro, S., (2015). "Multi-Method Critical Care Orientation Improves Critical Thinking Skills and Confidence." Sigma Theta Tau 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, NV; November 7-11, 2015.

6B1Staff, "Patient and Family-Centered Care (PFCC) Journey on an Adult Acute Medicine Unit" (Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing Annual Conference and UMHHS Nursing Research Day).

6B1 Staff, "Promoting Comfort and Pain Management on an Adult Acute Medicine Unit." (Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing Annual Conference and UMHHS Nursing Research Day & Quality Month).

Poster Presentations

6B1 Staff (collaboration with MFH): "Improving Paging Communication between Nursing and Hospitalist." Staff Works.

8A Staff, Fall Reduction Poster Presentation – ONS Congress, San Antonio Texas.

Bollinger, T. , Burkhart, H., Cook, Doremus, Fast, A., Gage, S. Harkins, D., Lesz, J. Pelham, L., Reuter, D. , Sherzer, A., Stoll, D. & Dogan. (2015). "Can the utilization of multi-media technology during wound rounds decrease infection rates in a burn unit?" University of Michigan Health System Nursing Research Partners Poster Day.

Budd, S., Holmes-Walker, S., Magiera, D., Bitoy, J., Grunawalt, J., Wood, W., et. al. (2015). "Promoting Comfort and Pain Management on an Adult Acute Medicine Unit." UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Chismar, L., Wilton, S. (2015). "Early Mobility in the Neuro ICU – Let's Move It… Move It!" UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Chmielewski, T., Garrison, A. (2015). "Compassion Fatigue Addressed: The Birth of Critical Situation Incident Gatherings." Recipient of the People's Choice Award at UMHS Nursing Poster Days, September 2015. Also presented at the 5th Annual Michigan Pediatric Trauma Conference, June 2016, where it received the Best Poster Award.

Churches, M., Robbins, S., Shane, J., Cox, B., Hahn, J., Earle, M., et. al. (2015). "Procedural Pain Reduction and Comfort for Patients Undergoing Ophthalmic Surgery." UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI

Dahmani, A. & Baird-Cox, K. (2016). "The Clinical Nurse Leader's Role in enhancing the Culture of Safety: Improving Bar Code Medication Administration Compliance in a Pediatric Emergency Department Setting." Presented at: Taking the Lead 2016: The Power of Advocacy (2016); STTI Region 10, 2016 Conference; Michigan ENA 2016 Spring Conference (2016); Facets of Pediatric Care Conference (2016).

Dammeyer, J., Friedman, C., Lyles, C., Degroat, L., Healey, J., Meldrum, C., et. al. (2015). "Pressure Ulcer "Risk Comes From NOT Knowing What You Are Doing." UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Dammeyer, J., Miller, S., Valyko, A., Scipione, C., Degroat, L., Lyles, C., et. al. (2015). "BSI: Checklist – An Informational Job Aid Used to Reduce Failure by Compensating for Potential Limits of Human Memory and Attention." UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Edick, P., (2015). "Reducing Staff Burnout: Offering positive Psychology Activities and Promoting Character Strengths, awarded 2ndd place in practice category at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association National Conference.

Erber, M., Brancheau, M., Knokh, I. (2015). "The Impact of the Student Nurse Extern Program on the First Year Retention Rates of Graduate Nurse Hires." UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI

Freeman, R.K., Garner, C., Elliot, A., Robbins, M., Barrientes, M., Friedman, C. (2015). "Nurse-Driven Quality Improvement to Enhance Standards of Skin Care in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)." National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist Conference. Coronado, CA.

Freeman, R.K., McNeice, J., Jennings, T., Robbins, M., Martinez, G. (2015). "Satisfied Nurses Lead to Improved Outcomes." National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist Conference. Coronado, CA.

Freeman, R.K., Payer, S., VanBlarcom, A., Weinberg, K., Wojack, C., McNeice, J. (2015). "A Patient and Family Centered Approach to Transferring Accountability of Patient Care in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit." National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist Conference. Coronado, CA.

Freeman, R.K., Smith, A., DeMarchi, M., Tiner, M., Engoren, M., (2015). "Evaluation of a Tool for Post Extubation Nursing Bedside Swallow Sreening." University of Michigan Quality Month & Nursing Research & Translation Poster Day, Ann Arbor, MI.

Freeman, R.K., Smith, A., Dickinson, S., Friedman, C., Tschannen, D., James, S., et.al. (2015). "Can Specialty Linens Reduce Pressure Ulcers in High Risk Intensive Care Unit Patients?" University of Michigan Quality Month & Nursing Research and Translation Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Frost, K., Thibodeau, A. (2015). "Patients and Families as Drivers of Care: Enhancing Communication Through RN Change of Shift Bedside Handoff to Improve Safety and Satisfaction with Care." UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Grunawalt, J., Wood, W., Budd, S. & Holmes-Walker, S. (2015). "Promoting Comfort and Pain Management of an Adult Acute Medicine Unit." Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing Annual Conference.

Grunawalt, J., Wood, W., & Budd, S. (2015). "Patient and Family Centered care: Journey on an Adult Acute Medicine Unit." Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing Annual Conference.\

Haverstick, S., Goodrich, C., Freeman, R.K., Ahrens, M. (2015). "Increasing Patient Hand Hygiene to Reduce the Spread of Infection." American Association of Critical Care Nurse National Teaching Institute. San Diego, CA.

Holbird, J., Wagner, E., Brant, A., VanCamp, C., Sagana, R. (2015). "Making Strides: Increasing Mobility in the Adult Pulmonary Population." UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Jacobs, M.M. (2015). "Success: Reducing Admissions by Care Navigation." Institute for Health Care Improvement National Forum. Orlando, FL.

Jordan, M., creation of Magnet Journey poster used house-wide.

Knokh, I. "Just MBOX Me!," "Keep it Simple and Interactive: Using Clickers in a Hospital Environment," "Using UM Google and Mbox Tools for Productivity," "Using Qualtrics for Program Evaluations." Poster presentations at Staffworks 2016.

Koerner, E.K., Freeman, R.K. (2015). "Standardization of Line Maintenance to Reduce CLABSI in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit." University of Michigan Quality Month & Nursing Research and Translation Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI

Krzak, A., Wang, S., Cherry, J., & TaTotzkay, D.L. (2015). The American Nurses Association on Position Statement on Incivility, Bullying, and Workplace Violence. Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare Leadership Conference. Washington, D.C.

Kueckels-Averill, N., Bender, K., Cornicelli, A., Conrad, C., Jobkar, J. (2015). "Eliminating Confusion Over Fasting Status and Investigational Medication." UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Kwak, S., Dickinson, S., Rickelmann, C., Friedman, C., Park, P., Raghavendran, K., et. al. (2015). "Cumulative Effect Over Time: Implementation of an Early Mobility Protocol on Development of Pressure Ulcers." UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Leeser, K. "Creation and Implementation of a Video Teaching Tool for Tracheostomy and Stoma Patients of UMHS." UMHS Staff Works poster presentation.

Luoma, M., Calkins, A., Chang, R., Burke, A., Blackwood, D., Grunawalt, J., Kendziora, S., Evans, D., Wood, W., (May 2016) "A Hospitalist/Nursing Collaborative to Improve Paging Communication." University of Michigan StaffWorks Best Practices and Technology Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Meldrum, C.A., Kloska, D.L., Larson, J.L. (2015). "Association of Frailty Indicators in Severe COPD." Cleveland Clinic Nursing Research Conference. Cleveland, OH.

Meldrum, C.A., Kloska, D.L., Larson, J.L. (2015). "Association of Frailty Indicators in Severe COPD." American Thoracic Society. Denver, CO.

Myres, C., and Caister, M., "Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Congenital Heart Surgical Population." Presented at: Evidenced Based Practice Conference; American Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses Conference; at the "Don't Skip a Beat" Care Across the Cardiovascular Continuum Conference, and the Advances in Pediatric Disease Management Conference.

Nemshak, M., Barlett, J., Boice, T., Kremer, D., Tilbury, S., Vartanian, R., et al. (2015). "A Multisystem Approach to Improve Survival Without Morbidity for the Micropremature Infant." Vermont Oxford Network Annual Meeting & Quality Congress. Chicago, IL.

NICU, "Reducing Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections – The Importance of Root Cause Analysis," presented at Quality Month, chosen as Exemplar.

Orleans, R., Seymour, J., Keranen, R., "Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus ‘To Shunt or Not to Shunt?' That is the Question Our Lumbar Drain Trial will Answer" at the Annual Educational Meeting of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, April 2016 in New Orleans, LA.

Pehovic, R.A., Antosiak, J., Baron, E., Brown, D., Cwynar, C., Roebuck, S., et al. (2015). "Family Care Conferences in the Pediatric Acute Medical Surgical Inpatient Unit." University of Michigan Research Day.

Poley, S.E., Nemshak, M., Schumacher, R. (2015). "Associated Bloodstream Infections: The Impact of Root Cause Analysis." University of Michigan Health System Quality Month. Ann Arbor, MI

Quallich, S.A. (2015). "Comparison of Nurse Practitioner Knowledge and Treatment Choices for Chronic Unexplained Orchialgia." UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Safi, J.C. (2015). "Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy, The Surgical Treatment of Hyperhidrosis." APSNA: American Pediatric Surgical Nursing Association. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Schork, A.M., Zapor, K. Rowan, V. Daron, S. (2015). "Cancer Answer Line: Educating the Community." 2015 Annual Meeting for Michigan Cancer Consortium. Lansing, MI.

Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Sigma Theta Tau, "Leaping Forward in Critical Care: Stitching Evidence into Practice" at the University of Michigan on March 1, 2016.

Taylor, S., Stoll, D., Wang, S., Cherry, J., Dogan, T. and Trauma Burn Staff. "Can the Implementation of Hand Hygiene Vital Behaviors Reduce Healthcare Associated Infections in a Burn Unit?" American Burn Association national meeting, Las Vegas, NV. May, 2016.

Taylor, S., Bollinger, T., Burkhart, H., Cook, C., Doremus, D., Fast, A, et. al. (2015). "Can the Utilization of Video Technology During Wound Rounds Decrease Infection Rates in a Burn Unit?" ABA meeting and UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Taylor, S., Krzak, A., and Wang, S. (2016). "Utilization of Urine Reflex Cultures Reduces Cost and Resource Utilization in Burn Patients." American Burn Association national meeting.

To, K., Cheung, N., Dickinson, S., Rickelmann, C., Friedmann, C., Park, P., et. al. (2015). "Pressure Ulcer Development in </= 7 Days: Attributable to the Referring Medical Center?" UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Trauma Burn, "Intraoperative Enteral Nutrition and Incidence of Aspiration in Adult Burn Patients," UMHS Quality Month, Ann Arbor, MI. October, 2015.

Wallaker, K., Miller, A., Macy, M. (2015). "Injury Prevention Education in the Pediatric Emergency Department Setting." UMHS Nursing Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Wintermeyer-Pingel, S., Harding, C., and Lorenz, A., completed Lean Interval Training and presented an A3 to Lean coaches/teams, unit staff and the Michigan Quality System Prioritization Committee.

Wolfer, M.E., Lee, C., Smith, S.L., Knight, S., Mowry, J., Maycock, S., et al. (2015). "On- Unit Simulation Education: Recognition of Deterioration in Patient Status." UMHS Nursing Research and Clinical Innovation Poster Day. Ann Arbor, MI.

Wood, W., Grunawalt, J., Luoma, M., Kendzoria, S. Lagrou, M. (2015). "Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) Journey On An Adult Acute Medicine Unit." Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing Annual Convention. Las Vegas, NV.

Wood, W., Grunawalt, J., Holmes-Walker, S., Budd, S., Kendziora, S. (2015). "Promoting Comfort and Pain Management On An Adult Acute Medicine Unit." Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing Annual Convention. Las Vegas, NV.

Zebley, D., Deleruyelle, E., Parker, M.L. (2015). "Making Mobility ‘Stick' on Unit 5C." 2015 UMHS Nursing Research Day. Ann Arbor, MI

Publications

Bilhartz, J.; Drayton, A.; Shieck, V. "Looking Outside: Summer Camp for Children Who Have Undergone a Solid-Organ Transplant." Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, Spring 2016.

Bilhartz, J.; Shieck, V. "Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Unique Concerns for the Critical Care Team." Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, Spring 2016.

Coscia, C.; Saxton, E.; Dickinson, S. "Postoperative Care of a Liver Transplant Recipient Using a Classification System: Type A (Stable) Versus Type B (Unstable)." Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, Spring 2016.

Deichelbohrer, L.K. (2015). "Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS)." Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing, 3rd Edition. Colleen Sasso. Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing. Herndon, VA.

Deichelbohrer, L.K. (2015). "Angiography." Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing Core Curriculum, 3rd Edition. Colleen Saso. Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing. Herndon, VA.

Dickinson, S., Reames, C., Shever, L. (2016). Issue Editors. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly. 39(3) July – Sept 2016. www.ccnq.com.

Dirkes, S. and Wonnacott, R. "Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy and Coagulation: What are the options?" Critical Care Nurse, April 2016; 36 (2).

Freeman, R.; Koerner, E.; Clark, C.; Halabicky, K. "The Path from Heart Failure to Cardiac Transplant." Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, Spring 2016.

Freeman, R.; Koerner, E.; Clark, C.; Halabicky, K. "Cardiac Transplant Postoperative Management and Care." Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, Spring 2016.

Freeman, R.; Koerner, E.; Clark, C.; Halabicky, K. "Cardiac Transplant Postoperative Management and Care." Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, Spring 2016.

Gagnon, M. (2015). "Privileged Presence." Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses.

Holcombe, K., Fragoso, Z., McCluney, C., Fisher, G., McGongagle, A., & Friebe, S. (2016). "Burnout and Engagement: Relative Predictors and Outcomes in Two Health Care Samples." Workplace Health & Safety.

Jasiak, N.; Park, J. "Immunosuppression in Solid- Organ Transplantation: Essentials and Practical Tips." Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, Spring 2016.

Kueny, A., Shever, L.L., Lehan- Mackin, M., Titler, M.G. (2015). "Facilitating the Impementation of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Through Contextual Support and Nursing Leadership." Journal of Healthcare Leadership. 2015(5) 29-39.

Ketko, A.K., Martin, C.M., Nemshak, M.A., Niedner, M., Vartanian, R.J. (2015). "Balancing the Tension Between Hyperoxia Prevention and Alarm Fatigue in the NICU." Pediatrics. 136(2) 496-504.

Kovacevich, D., (2105). "Enteral Nutrition Practitioner Tutorial," American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Marsh, V.Y. (2015). "Mentoring the Novice OR Nurses." AORN Journal. 102(2). 12-13.

Merbitz NH, Westie K, Dammeyer J, Butt L & Hinshaw J. "After Critical Care: Challenges in the Transition to Inpatient Rehabilitation." Rehabilitation Psychology 61(2): 186-200, 2016.

Oppenheim, K. (2016). "Taking Action: Improving LGBTQ Health: Nursing Policy Can Make a Difference." 7th Edition, Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care.

Price, D., Reames, R., King, E., & Dickinson, S. (2016). "Mobilizing Patients along the Continuum of Critical Care" in Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. Quallich, S. (2016). "Nurse Practitioner Knowledge and Treatment Choices for Chronic Unexplained Orchialgia." Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

Quallich, S., Bumpess, S., Lajiness, S. (2015). "Competencies for the Nurse Practitioner Working with Adult Urology Patients." Urologic Nursing. 35(5) 221-230.

Rao, R.; Hayes, M.; Lewis, C; Hensinger, R.; N.; Farley, F.; Li, Y.; Caird, M.; "Mapping the Road to Recovery: Shorter Stays and Satisfied Patients in Posterior Spinal Fusion," J Pediatr Orthop, Volume 00, Number 00:1-7.

Reames, C; Price, D.; King, E.; and Dickenson, S. "Mobilizing Patients Along the Continuum of Critical Care," Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, Vol. 35/No. 1, 2015.

Roosevelt, L; Motino, B; Kane, L.; "Retrospective Review of Nurse-Midwifery care at a Large University Health System," J Perinat Neonatal Nurse, 2015 Oct-Dec;29(4):296-304. d.

Scheuher, C. "What Is Being Done to Increase Organ Donation"? Critical Care Nursing Quarterly July/September issue.

Tschannen, D., Aebersold, M., Kocan, M.J., Lundy, F., Potempa, K. (2015). "Improving Patient Care Through Student Leadership in Team Quality Improvement Projects." Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 30(2) 181-186.

Uzark, K.C., Smith, C. (2015). "Assessment of Transition Readiness in Adolescents and Young Adults with Heart Disease." The Journal of Pediatrics.

Other Achievements

Magill, K.L. (2016). Member, Board of Directors, American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN). Reelected to a 2-year term. Editor of ASORN Monthly Newsletter "EYE KNOW." American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses.

Meagher, J.S. (2015). Hearts on Ice UM Adult Heat Transplant Hockey Fundraiser. Accumulate funds for adult heart transplant program social work fund for emergency needs.

Schoville, R. R., Dunnuck, K., Jerkins, D. (2015). "Twitter Boot Camp for Nurse Researchers: Engaging Social Media to Enhance Research Communications." Webinar presentation for the Midwestern Nursing Research Society.

Strodtman, L.K. (2015). Book Review of Palliative Care: The 400-Year Quest for a Good Death. Harold Y. Vanderpool, McFarland. CHOICE online library 53-1815, R726, MARC.

Strodtman, L.K. (2015). Book Review: Veiled Warriors: Allied Nurses of the First World War. Christine E. Hallett. Oxford 2014. CHOICE online library 52-4346 D628 MARC.

Strodtman, L.K. (2016). Book Review: Dying: A Transition. Monika Renz, with Mark Kyburz and John Peck. CHOICE 53-3752, BF89 205-8493.

 

UMHS Staff Serve as Issue Editors for Critical Care Nursing Quarterly

Critical Care Nursing QuarterlyThe latest issue of the Critical Care Nursing Quarterly is available! The whole issue is on Transplantation and many of our nursing staff, throughout the facility contributed. Leah Shever, Sharon Dickinson and Christina Reames were the issue editors. Articles published were:

Foreword
Dickinson, Sharon; Reames, Christina; Shever, Leah L.
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly. 39(3):197-198, July/September 2016.

Original Articles

A Review of Organ Transplantation: Heart, Lung, Kidney, Liver, and Simultane ous Liver-Kidney
Scheuher, Cynthia (SICU)

The Path From Heart Failure to Cardiac Transplant
Freeman, Regi; Koerner, Erika; Clark, Courtney; Halabicky, Kathy (CVC4)

Cardiac Transplant Postoperative Management and Care
Freeman, Regi; Koerner, Erika; Clark, Courtney; Halabicky, Kathy (CVC4)

Immunosuppression in Solid-Organ Transplantation: Essentials and Practical  Tips
Jasiak, Natalia M.; Park, Jeong M.

CRRT Regional Anticoagulation Using Citrate in the Liver Failure and Liver Transplant Population
Wonnacott, Rob; Josephs, Brandi; Jamieson, Jill Jamieson (SICU, CVC4 and Dialysis)

Postoperative Care of a Liver Transplant Recipient Using a Classification System: Type A (Stable) Versus Type B (Unstable)
Coscia, Cari; Saxton, Ernest; Dickinson, Sharon (SICU)

Pharmacologic Strategies to Prevent Blood Loss and Transfusion in Orthotopic Liver Transplantation
Tischer, Sarah; Miller, James T.

Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Unique Concerns for the Critical Care Team
Bilhartz, Jacob L.; Shieck, Victoria L. (Mott Transplant)

Looking Outside: Summer Camp for Children Who Have Undergone a Solid-Organ Transplant
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UMHS Celebrates Our 100th Daisy Award

 

 


UMHS Celebrates our 100th Daisy Award!

Daisy AwardThe DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the Patrick Barnes family of California. Patrick died at age 33 from a Disease Attacking the Immune System. The Barnes family wanted to acknowledge the superb care provided by the nurses who took care of their son Patrick. Because of this, the Barnes established the DAISY Award - an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. This award is now presented in over 2,124 healthcare facilities, in 50 states and 15 countries. Of the more than 3 million Registered Nurses nationwide, over 20,000 nurses in the United States have been honored by receiving this award. Since January of 2007, the UMHS Daisy Award has been funded by Sharman Lamka, whose husband Philip was a patient at UMHS. One of Philip's nurses was the first Daisy Award recipient at UMHS. We are very thankful for Sharman's support of this program. At UMHS, our Daisy recipients are nominated by the patients or their family, and for a nurse, that is the highest form of recognition.

Daisy AwardThe 100th Daisy Honoree for UMHS is David Roberts, RN from Survival Flight. The Daisy ceremony for David and his coworker, Ted Adelmann, RN (the 101st Daisy) was on July 5th. They celebrated this honor with their Survival Flight co-workers, Manager Denise Landis, Dr. Marge Calarco and Director Francene Lundy. As special guest was our generous sponsor of the DAISY award, Sharman Lampka. David and Ted received this award because of their clinical skills, compassionate care, exemplary service and continued commitment to excellence!

Thank you to all 101 UMHS Daisy Honorees!

 

 

 

 

 

Neuro ICU receives the Beacon Award!

LogoCongratulations to 4D - the Neuro ICU for receiving the Silver Beacon Award awarded by the AACN for exemplary nursing care and teamwork. The Team will receive the actual award at this year's NTI conference.

 

 

 

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UMHS Nurses: Remember to Enter Your
Professional Contributions

 

Have you recently completed a manuscript, book chapter, or presentation? Have you received a grant or award? If so, we’d like to hear about it! Please take a few minutes to tell us about your achievement by completing the survey linked below. Nursing Contribution Submissions:

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This information will be used to recognize contributions made by UMHS nurses. It will be posted on the external UMHS Nursing Cited Work website (updated quarterly) and will also be included in Marge’s Monthly Nursing Updates, Nursing Services’ annual reports, Nurse’s Week activities, and shared at other appropriate venues. Thank you for your contributions!

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Target Audience: All | Contact: Kathy Dunnuck, BFA, BSN, RN | Date of last review: 7/7/16