AACN News—July 2008—Practice

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Vol. 25, No. 7, JULY 2008



Congratulations to Recipients of 2007-2008 AACN Grants

2007 Medtronics Physio-Control AACN Small Grant

Cathleen A Churbock, RN, MSN, PhDc, CCRN, CCNS, CNA-BC
Fayetteville, Ga.
“Using Computer Assisted Instruction to Teach Advanced Cardiac Life Support: Effect of a Self-efficacy Enhancing Intervention on Cognitive and Psychomotor Outcomes in Novice Nurses”

2007 AACN End-of-Life/Palliative Care Small Projects Grant
Karen L. Guerin, RN, BS, BSN, CCRN
Aurora, Colo.
“Pilot Study of a Mobile Care Cart in the Intensive Care Units: A Study to Reduce Terminal Agitation by Altering the Environment for Veterans at the End-of-Life”

Kathleen M. Hill, RN, MSN, CCNS-CSC
Broadview Hts., Ohio
“Evaluating the Impact of a Standardized Order Set on the PROCESS of Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatments from Patients in the Adult ICU”

Valerie Ramsberger, RN, MS, MSN, APRN, APN
Hillside, N.J.
“Enhancing Communication for Palliative / End-of-Life Care in the ICU”

2008 AACN End-of-Life/Palliative Care Small Projects Grant

Jane R. Rioux, RN
Fort Kent, Maine
“Symptom Management at End of Life”

Celia Marie Wells, RN, MNEd, MSEd
Levittown, N.Y.
“Pilot Study Palliative Care”

2007 AACN Clinical Inquiry Grant
Sue Lasiter, PhD(c), RN
Kansas City, Mo.
“Older Adult’s Perception of Feeling Safe in an Intensive Care Unit”

2008 AACN Clinical Inquiry Grant
Susan B. Fowler, RN, PhD, CNRN, FAHA
Metuchen, N.J.
“Critical Care Nurses Fever Survey”

Man Man Cheng, RN, MN, MS, PCCN, PHN
Sugar Land, Texas
“A Pilot Study on Reduction of IV Start Attempt, PICC Insertion, and Incidents of PICC Related DVT Through a Unit Based IV Start Team”

Anjanette Dominguez, RN, BSN
Missouri City, Texas
“Active Patient Participation in COPD Care”

Mabel Pereira LaForgia, RN, BS, BSN, MSN
Edison, N.J.
“Critical Care Family Needs Study”
Chachma Davis Parambil, RN
Houston, Texas
“Nursing Care for the Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis”

Joan M. Spitrey, RN, BSN, CCRN
Hudson, Fla.
“Transpyloric Feeding Tube Placements Using Electromagnetic Tube Placement Devices”

Rika Tanda, RN, BS, MSN
Athens, Ohio
“Use of the PICU Parent-Nurse Communication Journal to Enhance Interaction and Increase Parental Involvement in Care”

Kim B Tindal, RN, APRN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS
Kings Mtn., N.C.
“Critical Care Visitation”

2008 AACN Critical Care Grant
Anna F. Gawlinski, RN, CNS, DNS, CS, NP
Los Angeles, Calif.
“Comparison of High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation versus Chest Physical Therapy in Improving Lung Function, Reducing Pain, and Increasing Satisfaction among Post Lung Transplant Patients”

2008 Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Grant
Fe A. Cuano, RN, BSN, CCRN
Missouri City, Texas
“Continuity of Care to Prevent Secondary Acute Coronary Syndrome”

Ann D. Heilig, RN, AD, AAS, CCRN
Salisbury, N.C.
“The Hematocrit Effect: Do Applying Correction Factors Improve Safety?”

Eileen Roach, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNRN
Bethel Park, Pa.
“Intracranial Pressure Monitoring Device Dressing Protocol”

Gertrude C. Ward, RN, DC
Houston, Texas
“Synergistic Care in Preventing Falls for Sub-acute and Transitional Care Units”

Xiang Ping Chen, RN
Zhejiang, China
“Comparison of the Utility of PICC and CVC in the ICU”

2008 AACN–Sigma Theta Tau Critical Care Grant

Cheryl Dumont, RN, PhD
Winchester, Va.
“Tight Glycemic Control: An Examination of the Effects of a Computerized Insulin Dose Calculator on Glycemic Control and Nurse Satisfaction With the Process of Glycemic Control”

2008 AACN Mentorship Grant
Melanie Hardin-Pierce, RN, DNP, APRN-BC
Lexington, Ky.
“Inflammation, Cardiovascular Function and Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation”

2008 AACN-Philips Medical Systems Clinical Outcomes Grant

Melanie H. Shuster, RN, MSN, CCRN, CS, CNSN, APRN-BC
Pittsburgh, Pa.
“Reliability of Urinary Bladder Pressure Measurement in Critical Care”

Ruth M. Kleinpell, RN, APRN, PhD, CCRN, ACNP, FCCM, FAAN
Chicago, Ill.
“Targeting Hypoglycemia in the ICU With Evidence- Based Practice Strategies”

Jia-Rong Wu, RN, PhD
Lexington, Ky.
“Effect of a Theory-Based, Medication-taking Behavior Feedback Intervention on Medication Adherence and Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure”

2008 AACN-Edwards Lifesciences Nurse-Driven Clinical Practice Outcomes Grant

DaiWai M. Olson, RN, BSN, CCRN, TNCC
Durham, N.C.
“Combining Observation and Physiologic Sedation Assessment Tools”

2008 AACN Clinical Practice Grant
Margaret Bowers, RN, MSN, NP
Durham, N.C.

“The Relationship Between Daily Weight Monitoring And Early Symptom Recognition In Patients With Chronic Systolic And Diastolic Heart Failure (Weigh-In CHF)”a

Aug. 1 Is New Date to Submit Research and Creative Solutions Poster Abstracts for NTI 2009

Now you have an extra month to prepare your submissions for the Research and Creative Solutions Poster abstracts for NTI 2009. The new opening date for submissions is Aug. 1, 2008 instead of July 1, 2008. The closing date is Oct. 1, 2008.

To submit a poster abstract to be considered for presentation at NTI May 16–21, 2009 in New Orleans, La., go to www.aacn.org > Clinical Practice > 2009 NTI Conference > Speaker Information > NTI2009 Research and Creative Solutions Poster Abstracts starting Aug. 1.

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