AACN News—October 2004—People

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Vol. 21, No. 5, OCTOBER 2004

Members on the Move


Michael W. Day, RN, MSN, CCRN, was selected to receive the annual Barbara A. Hess Award from the Association of Air Medical Services. This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the enhancement, development or promotion of the air medical industry through research or educational efforts. Day is a member of the AACN Certification Corporation Board of Directors.

Diane L. Carroll, RN, PhD, FAHA, and Carol D. Epstein, RN, PhD, were among scholars selected to participate in the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute’s Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars Program. Carroll’s area of research was improving health outcomes in older, implanted cardioverter defibrillator recipients. Epstein’s study was a trial of immunonutrition in ventilated older adults.

Mary Kay Bader, RN, CSN, MSN, CCRN, received the inaugural international Bayada Award for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice from Drexel University’s College of Nursing & Health Professions. The award was established to encourage the adoption of technology and to recognize innovative nurses. Bader, who received a $5,000 award check, led the neurosurgery unit at Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, Calif., in designing guidelines and monitoring the use of a cutting-edge oxygen monitor that, when inserted into the skull of a brain-injured patient, helps nurses monitor blood pressure, oxygenation and fluid levels.

Mary Kay Bader (second from left) is congratulated by (from left) Gloria Donnelly, dean of the Drexel University College of Nursing & Health Professions, and sponsors J. Mark and Mel Baiada, who presented Bader the Bayada Award.
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