2014 Poster Presentations

2014 Seattle Nursing Research Poster Sessions

Poster Schedule and Numbering PDF



Effective Post-Op Education: The Journey Begins in the Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) Clinic La Cava, W., Forest, J., Sellers, K., Tunkara, S., UW Medicine Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA


Go SAMs – Improving the Learning Experience of Post-Transplant Patients  Santos, T., Jepsen, B., Karlstad, M., Schill, K., Spacciante, L., Harris, N., University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA


Orthopaedic Fracture Guidebook: Decreasing Anxiety Among Fractured Patients through Nursing Education Fratis, S., Rosenbach, M., Providence St Peter Hospital, Olympia, WA


Wait One Year Program: A Postpartum Educational Intervention Designed to Reduce Recurrent Preterm Birth Benedetti, T., Pere, J., Rasmussen, S., Thomas, J., Weiss, L., University Of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA


Standing in their Shoes: Can We Make Diabetes Care More Effective by Understanding the Patient’s Perspective? Loebs, K., Corl, D., Whitney, J., University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA


Decreasing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection: Does Modality and Delivery of Education Impact Outcomes? Hayes, C., Makarewicz, V., UW Medicine, Seattle, WA


Improving the Experience of New Flight Nurses at Airlift Northwest by Establishing a Mentorship Program and Providing Support to the Preceptor/Mentor Group at Airlift Northwest Davidson, L., Carlisle, M., Airlift NW, Seattle, WA


Changing a Culture with an RN Residency Program   Derezes, A., McElroy, A., Strand, D., Bissmeyer, H., More, J., Altaras, J., Adams, K., Arnone, M., DeVolt, M., Furrer, M., Bartley, P., Thomas, R., Schultz, R., Kelley, S., Jones, S., Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA


Interventions to Reduce Nuisance Alarms in the Intensive Care Unit
Boyd, L., Haverland, A., University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA


Alarm Fatigue in Nursing: Consequences of Clinical Audio Interruptions McCadam, B., Kelly, M., Marsh, L., VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA


Quiet Time: Providing a Restful and Healing Environment    Mihalyne Korosi, G., Rhodes, L., Upenieks, V., Korosi, M., Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA


Rapid Progress Improvement for Asphyxia Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care  Millar, A., Hou, S., Lingen, L., Anderson, M., Moknach, L., Grundy, T., Yates, M., Thomas, K., Wong,K., University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA


The Relationship Between Weighted Blankets and Sleep Patterns for the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Infant: A Pilot Study Puetz, C., Roehrig, N., Widden, C., Foreman, S., Thorngate, L., Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA


Line Labeling in Obstetrics Overman, S., Heibert, A., Nelson, K., Marshall, S., Karn, K., Marsh, M., Curran, D., Managan, B. Pang, L., Wissner, C., Fowler, S., Johnson, C., Swedish Medical Center First Hill, Seattle, WA


Preventing Wrong Route Medication Errors through Standardization of Syringe Type  Dimitroff, S., Ringer, C., Hagland, G., Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA


IV Lab Draw Hemolysis Rates: Can We Get Better Than 3-5%?Thongchanh, S., Veterans’ Affairs Hospital Puget Sound, Seattle, WA 


Real Time PICC Insertion Guidance, with ECG and Doppler Technology, is an Alternative to Post Insertion CXR Confirmation Santulli, P., Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA


Evaluation of Central Line Blood Sampling Practices in a Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit Schilling, S., Bowman, A., Stevenson, E., Johnson, L., Pickett, J., Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Serial EKG Study of Chest Pain Patients in the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Emergency Department Schmedel W., Saint Francis Hospital Federal Way, WA, Gonzales D., Chandler R., Sandoval, N., Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR
Glycemic Control in the CCU: Singing the Sugar Blues
Crumly, L., Henshaw, C., Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Perez, U., Lozada, L., Kessie, K., Pierre, L., Arias-Reynoso, M., Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA
Hospital-wide Implementation of a Static Air Overlay for Pressure Ulcer Prevention  Deyoe, D.S., Force, L.E., University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, WA
Development of a Policy and Procedure on Patient Initiated Digital Images of Wounds Utilized by Telephone Triage Nurses at the University of Washington Surgical Specialties Center Whitehead, S., University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle WA
Proposal of Change in Current Practice for Chest Tube Site Dressings
Kloppel, K., Providence St. Peter, Olympia, WA
An Evidenced-Based Protocol for Care of External Fixator Pin Sites
1LT Hedin, H., 1LT Tomikawa, H., Hodge, N., Madigan Healthcare System, Tacoma, WA
A Delicate Balance: Balancing Patients' Pain While Avoiding Over Sedation Is A Skill  Luu, L., Boniog, H., Macaraeg, C., Tale, M., Yamashiro, A., Harborview Medical Center, Seattle WA
Tame the Pain: Maximizing Pain Relief in Post-Operative Mastectomy Patients   Sprague, K., Warner-Murray, S., Johnson, L., Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
An Unwieldy Pain Policy Yields a Down to Earth Approach to Improve Documentation Compliance and Reduce Unintentional Consequences
Novasio, C., Keefe, J., Cross L., Gucinski, A., Johnson, A., Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA

1400-1500 PM POSTER SESSION      

Transitioning Goals of Care: An End of Life Care in Critical Care Program Pullen, C., Boyd., L., Kummet, C., University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Endotracheal Tube and LMA Airway Cuff Pressure Measurements and Effects of Altitude During Air Medical Transports Richter-Juarez, C., Bauer, K., Davidson, L., Price, J., Airlift Northwest, Seattle, WA

Use of Common Technology for Routine Outpatient Burn Care Management Carrougher, C., Pham, T., Gibran, N., Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Assessment of Accurate Blood Pressure Cuff Sizing in Perioperative Setting  Sharpe, R., Thenutai, D., Gillis, V., Zimmerman, L., Salcido, A., Uhlenkott, G., Enright, E., Flores-Roberto, V., Tanaka, C., Pelletier, N.,University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Improving Mobility in Hospitalized Patients
Noeldner, J., Gordanier, C., Siegel, N., Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Promoting Early Mobility in High Acuity Patients
Robertson, C., Damaso, M., Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Mobility Does a Body Good: Breaking Barriers Using Language to Promote Early ICU Mobility  Maissen, A., Liechty, M., Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Does One Size Fit All? Using the ADDIE Model to Customize Team STEPPS Training for Perioperative Services Kelly, D., Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Exploration of Conflicts in the Healthcare: Perspectives of Opinion Leaders, Clinicians, and Patient Representatives   Frans, E., Boyd, L., Shannon, S., Fehr, R., Wacker, M., Kim, S., University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

What are Nurses’ Perceptions of Nursing Research at a Magnet Facility?
Probst, E., Chandler, R., Lorion, C., McClain, P., Records, S., Schmedel, W., Waldo, M., Providence St. Peter, Portland, OR

A Recipe For Research: Introducing Research to Nurses   Zeller, E., Chapman, R., Cannady, A., Cline, S., McWilliams, A., Culbert, S., Poage, C., Swartz, M., Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, WA


Advantages of Using the R Statistical Program for Multivariate Longitudinal Statistical Analysis in Nursing Research Schmedel, W., St. Francis, Federal Way, WA     

Motivators and Barriers to Acquiring a Baccalaureate in Nursing Science Degree Among RNs at Swedish Edmonds Shoup, A., Swedish Edmonds, Edmonds, WA

Satisfaction and Retention of Registered Nurses on the Resource Team Majeed, L., Adams, S., Powers, M., Huston, K., Peterson, J., McMahon, D., Terrell, A., Wilson, M., Martin, L., Damman, J., McAllister, J., Sutanthavibul, P., Pinner, J., University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, W

H2Home Pathway: Nurse Navigators Creating a Pathway for Homeless Hospitalized Patients  to a Medical Home Heikkala, E., Sugg, N., Adler, K., Bray, J., Mahar, M., Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Pediatric Call Center Nurse’s Role in Prevention of Hospital Readmission
Davis Kirsch, S., Wilson, L., Harkins, M., Albin, D., Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA

The RN Telepresenter: Leveraging Nurses to Increase Access to Care
Nims, P., Schlegel, S., Swedish Health Services, Seattle, WA

Use of Standardized Telephone Triage Guidelines in Pediatric Specialty Care Davis Kirsch, S., Harkins, M., Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA

The Impact of Pre-Procedure Phone Calls on Endoscopy Completion Rates at a Large, Public, Teaching Institution   Artico-Carson, C., Dejneka, T., Pochepan, S., Patterson, M., Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Discharge Calls in the Emergency Department   Boyles, J., Bustamante, M., Butler, G., Cavanaugh, T., Connors, W., Gates, T., Rowan, K., Smith, A., Seattle, WA

Improving Communication Between Team Members within an Ambulatory Nursing Infusion Center   Onstot, L., Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA

A Voice! Using Family Experience and Feedback to Improve Communication During a Varicella Event  Sonoda, Z., Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA

Improving RN Recognition and Recommendation for Septic Patients
Siegel, N., Noeldner, J., Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Exploring Delays in the Transfer of Code Sepsis Patients from the Emergency Department to the Medical Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Fuller Switzer, D., Bridges, E., Whitney, J., Carlbom, D., Newcombe, A., Abdou, A., Ray, T., Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Needs Assessment on Nurses’ Knowledge with Cardiac Monitoring and EKG Interpretation Steffes, S., Greene, D., University of Washington School of Nursing & Valley Medical Center, Seattle, WA

PEWS (Pediatric Early Warning Signs): An Assessment Tool Used to Limit Pediatric Code Blues Outside of the Pediatric ICU
Blackburn, J., Roehrig, N., Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Rapid Response Team Review: An Interdisciplinary Review, Evaluation, and Intervention   Rassilyer-Bomers, R., Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Sunny Days Ahead: Improving Code Blue Outcomes Through Simulation-Enhanced Education  Anastas, Z., Eddy, J., Thingelstad, M., Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR

Enhancing the Virginia Mason Medical Center (VMMC) Inpatient Care Delivery Model by Improving RN/Patient Care Technician (PCT) Integration  Hartman, D., Kirby, N., Kopf-Klakken, S., Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Easy as 1-2-3? Acuity-Based Staffing Model on a Pediatric/Mother Baby Unit Vaughan Stevens, M., Seltz, D., Schindler, E., Becerra, P., Hollerbach, P., Wiley, A., Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA

UWMC Resource Team   Powers, M., Fahey Huston, K., Peterson, J., Unsity of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA


 Updated 1-31-14