2011 Student Awards
Nursing student, Christine Rodriquez received first place for her poster on the project ‘Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You’ . This project focused on developing a discharge callback process to reduce readmissions and adverse events after discharge. The team developed a process for discharge callbacks by nurses on the unit, a set of five standardized questions based on evidence and built in flexibility for adaptation for the inpatient unit’s specific information needs. They presented the findings to the Nursing Excellence and Nurse Executive Council at IU La Porte Hospital. Members of this group were: Christine Rodriguez, Carolyn Abernathy, Medinat Baloqin and Aiesha Sediq.
Two other nursing student projects were highlighted at the Undergraduate Student Research Day. These projects used the JBI PACES program to apply an audit-feedback-audit cycle. The criteria for the audits were based on evidence and obtained through the JBI PACES program. Students used iPads, purchased with grant funding from the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering to gather real-time data. The students then used the GRIP (getting research into practice) to identify barriers and develop appropriate interventions. All groups will conduct a final audit to measure change in practices using the audit criteria. One group focused on catheter-associated urinary tract infections and the other on hospital-acquired pressure ulcers. The project on ‘How ’bout That Foley’ was completed by Noelia Figueroa, Kim Biggerstaff, Ana Tasevska and Kristy Baumann. The project ‘To Prevent You Must Implement: Pressure Ulcer Prevention’ was completed by Angela Glasper, Ruthie Hill, and Aubrey Ness.