Recognition and Research Publications and Presentations

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Seton nurses contribute outside of the clinical setting through presentations, publications and even the news media. The following is a list of recent contributions.

Nurses in the Media

The Smithville Times ran a feature story on Feb. 19, 2013 about Seton’s house-call program for the elderly and chronically ill to avoid hospital visits. The story featured Cherrie Pullium, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, who now provides daily medical services to residents at Towers Nursing Home, a department of Seton Smithville Regional Hospital.

Charlie Fox-Simpson, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, AACC, was profiled in the winter 2013 issue of Texas Tech University Health Science Center’s Pulse.

Poster Presentations

Joni Watson, MBA, MSN, RN, OCN, presented “Eliminating personal and organizational distress when planning and implementing routine psychosocial distress screening” at the Association of Cancer Executives annual meeting in San Antonio, January 2013.

Vicki Batson, PhD, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, presented “Staff Nurse Perceptions of First Line Managers’ Coaching Behaviors” at the 60th annual Congress of the Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses in San Diego, March 2013.

Patty Cervenka, BSN, RN, CPN, and Dory Collette, RN, CCRN, presented “Improving infection control precautions on a general medicine unit” at the 2013 Creating Connections Conference in Anaheim, CA, March 2013.

Vickie Simpson, MSN, RN, CCRN, CPN, CPHQ, and Jennifer Ard, BSN, RN,  presented “Surgical positioning: Preventing pressure ulcers in the operating room” at the 2013 Creating Conference in March in Anaheim, CA.

Alanna Scott, RN, CNOR, presented “Engaging future perioperative nurses: Taking the show on the road” at the 60th AORN Congress in San Diego, March 2013.

Curk McFall, MSN, RN, UMCB ED, presented “Quality of life experienced by military burn survivors” at the 45th annual meeting of the American Burn Association in Palm Springs, CA, April 2013.

Karen McCarthy, MSN, RN, ANP, ACHPN, presented “Don’t tell my mother she has cancer” at the annual American Academy of Nurse Practitioners conference in Las Vegas, June 2013.

Seth Gregory, MSN, RN, presented “Strengthening NSQIP-P data through multi-layered review and sub-specialty champions’ involvement” at the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program National Conference in San Diego, July 2013.
 
Karen Hamlett, BSN, RN, presented “Implementing Safe Sleep Practices at Dell Children’s Medical Center” at the Children’s Hospital Association of Texas Pediatric Nursing Conference in Dallas, October 2013.

Podium Presentations

Gwenn Scott, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, presented “Health Literacy in the U.S.” at the 2013 John W. Stormont Conference on South Texas in Victoria, Texas, February 2013.

Joyce Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, presented “Texas Team: Advancing health through nursing” to an operations meeting of executives of Texas universities and research institutes at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, February 2013.

Buffy Allen, MSN, RN, and Yvonne VanDyke, MSN, RN presented “Simulation: The centerpiece of clinical education at the Seton Healthcare Family” at the Third Annual Southwestern Academy of Teachers Educational Symposium in Dallas, April 2013.

Sheila Hale, RN, CRNI, VA-BC, presented “Equipped for excellence: A theory based orientation plan for vascular access clinicians.” at the Infusion Nurses Society National Meeting in Charlotte, NC, May 2013.

Alyssa Monacelli, MSN, RN, and Valerie Vesich, RHIT, CTR, Oncology Data Management manager, presented “Tumor Conference Make-Over: High Technology and Multidisciplinary” at the 39th annual educational conference of the National Cancer Registrars Association in San Francisco, June 2013.

Maria Tappan, MSN, RN-BC, and Elaina Díaz, MSN, RN, CMSRN, presented “Multidisciplinary rounds: Engagement through education” at the Association for Nursing Professional Development national convention in Dallas, July 2013.

Seth Gregory, MSN, RN, presented “Strengthening NSQIP-P data through multi-layered review and subspecialty champions’ involvement” at the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program National Conference in San Diego, July 2013.

Marianne Mowry, MSN, RN-BC, presented “Using Immersion Simulation Methodology with Standardized Patients in Behavioral Health” at the Association for Nursing Professional Development Annual Convention in Dallas, July 2013.

Elaina Díaz, MSN, RN, CMSRN, and Maria Tappan, MSN, RN BC, presented “Multidisciplinary Rounds: Engagement through Education” at the Association for Nursing Professional Development Annual Convention in Dallas, July 2013.

Jennifer Tiller, MSN, RN, CPNP, CPHON, presented “Acute chest syndrome in sickle cell disease: Collaborative initiatives to improve care” and “Hemophilia 101 for the advanced practice nurse: It’s easier than you think.” at the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses 37th Annual Conference and Exhibit in Louisville, KY, September 2013.

Marilyn Shook, BS, RN, CLNC; Kenna Hamm, LMSW; Sara Gordon, RNC-OB; Becky Roberson, BSN, RNC-NIC; and Rev. Andrea Northcut, MAMFC, MARE, BCC, presented “A Magnet-driven approach to taking the guesswork out of complex perinatal cases,” at the 2013 National Magnet Conference in Orlando, October 2013.

Saul Benítez Jr., MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, and Ernest Haeusslein, MD, FACC, ABIM, presented “Management of complex CHF in the outpatient setting” at the Seton Heart Institute’s 2013 Cardiology Update for Primary Care in Austin, October 2013.

Elaina Díaz, MSN, RN, CMSRN; Buffy Allen, MSN, RN; Maria Tappan, MSN, RN-BC;  Marianne Mowry, MSN RN-BC; Judy Kitchens, MHA; Carolyn Jackson, RT; Cleo Hill, CA,  and Candie Clark, CA, performed a live, 30-minute simulation  for the opening session of the Simulation User Network Conference in San Antonio, October 2013.

Vicki Batson, PhD, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, SMCA OR, presented “Coaching by first line  managers and outcomes of professional work satisfaction, job satisfaction and intent to stay” at the Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, November 2013.

Susan Shineldecker, BSN, RN, NCSN, presented “Infection Control in the School Setting” at the annual conference of the Texas School Nurses Organization in Dallas, November 2013.
 
George Langan, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, Network Education manager of orientation programs, presented “Tailoring extended supportive components for your organization: How to get that Custom Fit” at the 8th annual Versant Client Conference in San Antonio, November 2013.

Publications

Sally Freeman, MSN, RN, NCSN, NEA-BC, Barri Rosenbluth, LCSW, and Laura Cotten, BSN, RN, NCSN, authored “Teen Dating Abuse: Recognition and Interventions” in the January 2013 issues of NASN School Nurse, Vol. 28, No. 1.

Deanna Eichler, MSN, BA, RN, authored “Patient screening and callback prevent readmissions: A process improvement project” in the January/ February issue of Professional Case Management, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 25-31.

Joni Watson, MBA, MSN, RN, OCN,  authored “Colorectal cancer screening methods at a glance” in the April, May, June 2013 issue of Texas Nursing Voice, Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 9.

Marianne Mowry, MSN, RN-BC, and Mark Crump, BSN, RN-BC, authored “Immersion Scenarios Bridge the Education-Practice Gap for New Graduate Registered Nurses” in the July issue of the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, Vol. 44, No. 7, pp. 319-325.

Vickie Simpson, MSN, RN, BA, CCRN, CPN, CPHQ; Ann Bailey, MBA, BSN, RNC, CIC, infection preventionist; Renee Higgerson, MD, and LeeAnn Christie, MSN, RN, CCRN, authored “Ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis in a mixed medical/surgical pediatric ICU” in the July issue of Chest Journal, Vol. 144, No. 1, pages 32-38.

Patty Adams, BSN, ARM, RN, NCSN, and Susan Shineldecker, BSN, RN, NCSN, authored “Unaccompanied youth: School nurses caring for adolescent minors living without a parent or guardian” in the August issue of NASN School Nurse.

Pam Combs, PhD, RN, authored “The Vanishing Caregiver” in the September issue of ISHLT Links, newsletter of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Anne Raines, MSN, RN, authored “Nursing implications for patients with hepatoblastoma” published October 11 in Oncopedia, which can be found on the Cure4Kids website.

James Davis, MAHCM, MSN, RN; Joyce Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; and Patricia Yoder-Wise, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN, authored “Hope for the future: Intensifying spirituality in the workplace” in the October-December 2013 issue of Nursing Administration Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 309-316.

Joyce Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Ann Hendrich, PhD, RN, FAAN and Angela Janik, MBA, MSN, RN, authored “The Ascension Health experience: Maximizing the chief nursing officer role in a large, multihospital system to advance patient care quality and safety” in the October/December issue of Nursing Administration Quarterly, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 277-288.

Karen Burkman, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Diana Sellers, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Cheryl Rowder, PhD, RN, CCRC, and Joyce Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, authored “An integrated system’s nursing shared governance model: A system chief nursing officer’s synergistic vehicle for leading a complex health care system” in the October/December issue of Nursing Administration Quarterly, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 353-361.

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