CON Faculty Accomplishments
Sep 3, 2019 12:00 AM
Michelle Litchman will be giving the Clinical Research And Methods (CRAM) seminar on Wednesday, September 18th. The title of her presentation is “Mobilizing your research beyond publications.” Join her in the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) in room 3515 B from 1200-1:00pm.
Michelle has other great news: She was featured on KUTV2 news last night (Sunday evening), where she was interviewed about her research focused on the rising costs of insulin. You can find a link to the story Here: https://kutv.com/news/local/insulin-users-decry-debt-or-death-dilemma and a Tweet from UHealth here: https://twitter.com/JulieCKiefer/status/1170709273241763840?s=20
Maddie Lassche, Stevi Gire, and all of our wonderful simulation operations specialists are hosting the Utah Simulation Coalition Annual Fall Conference here at the College of Nursing on October 11th. For additional information, including registration, please see the attached.
It’s official! Sharifa Al-Qaaydeh’s dissertation cleared the thesis office last week, adding one more doctor in the house! Congratulations, Sharifa.
Lauri Linder and post-doctoral fellow Amy Newman and recent Nursing Informatics graduate Sindy Chiu had the following publication:
Linder, L. A., Stegenga, K., Erickson, J., Ameringer, S., Newman, A. R., Chiu, Y.-S., & Macpherson, C. F. (2019). Priority symptoms, causes, and self-management strategies reported by AYAs with cancer. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, epub ahead of print.
Luther, B., Martial, MA. & Barra, J. (2019). Essential nursing care management roles and responsibilities: A content analysis. Journal of Professional Care Management, (24)5. (This qualitative review of 6 landmark white papers and exemplars from national organization about the emerging trends in care management and nursing related healthcare reform were examined, and essential roles and responsibilities identified.
Brenda Luther, Rebecca Wilson, Clare Kranz, and Melody Krahulec:
Luther, B., Wilson, R., Kranz, C. & Krahulec, M. (in press). Discharging our patients: What is most effective? Orthopaedic Nursing. (This clinical article came from work in the classroom, specifically the new bachelors curriculum which added a professional roles class dedicated to care transitions).
Mike Caserta, Kathie Supiano, and Gary Donaldson:
Caserta, M., Utz, R., Lund, D., Supiano, K., & Donaldson, G. (2019). Cancer caregivers' preparedness for loss and bereavement outcomes: Do preloss caregiver attributes matter? Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 80(2), 224-244
In other news . . . .
Lauri Linder recently presented at the Association of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Nurses Annual Meeting where she gave two podium presentations:
Stegenga, K., Ameringer, S., Linder, L., & Macpherson, C. F. Self-reported symptom experiences and self-management strategies used by children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer: What can we learn?
Linder, L. CLABSIs in pediatric hem/onc/BMT patients - Why aren't we at zero, and will we ever get there?
Sherri Evershed, Denise Reeves, Connie Madden, Glenda Christiaens, Jill Koeven, Jennifer Macali, Eric Kenney, Savannah Manwill, and Lorraine Dansie were notified that their posters were accepted for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Education Conference later this fall:
"No Time Like the Present: Optimizing Student Success Through Early Clinical Engagement" - Denise Reeves, MS, RNC-MNN; Cheryl Armstrong, DNP, RN; Connie Madden, PhD, RN
"This Is The Place: Increasing Diversity in Nursing Through Holistic Admission" - Sherri Evershed, DNP, RN; Denise Reeves, MS, RNC-MNN; Connie Madden, PhD, RN; Glenda Christiaens, PhD, RN; Jill Koeven, MS, RN; Jennifer Macali, DNP, RN; Eric Kenney, Savannah Manwill, Lorraine Dansie
Thanks to the ongoing efforts of Sherri Evershed and Principal Aaron Wilson, our third semester pre-licensure students will now be providing educational services to Granite Park Junior High, a Title I School in South Salt Lake with a student body representing over 60 countries and 40 first-languages. In addition to participation at Back to School Night, students will be teaching several health education classes to these middle school students, including first aid, nutrition, mental health, hygiene and food safety among other topics.
Shout out to our Nurse Midwives:
Join me in recognizing our Nurse Midwives, who will now be providing care to childbearing families in Elko, NV. The process was successful due to the diligent effort and hard work of many teams and individuals including those from the College of Nursing Midwifery Group and UHealth Outreach.
This is our first midwifery outreach clinic, filling the need for patients who need routine obstetric and gynecologic care in Elko. Patients will avoid the inconvenience and expense associated with traveling to receive this care. Internal and external teams played important roles throughout the entire process, illustrating the great team work required to launch a new service. We look forward to continually finding ways to bring the highest level of women’s care to patients in Elko and surrounding communities and look forward to bringing maternity care to all patients throughout the Mountain West, no matter where they live.
Lorinda Coombs, Post-Doc in the T32 program, received a grant award of $7,500 from the American Nurses Foundation. The title of her one-year grant is “Treatment Decision Making in Older Adults with Cancer: Measuring the Impact of Symptom Burden, Functional Status and Patient / Provider Communication.” This project will explore the impact of symptom burden and functional status on treatment choices for non-curative (palliative) chemotherapy in older adults with cancer; describe the treatment decision-making experience for older adults with advanced cancer diagnoses, following their treatment decision-making trajectory over six months’ and; analyze patient and provider communication during clinical encounters where a treatment decision is made, specifically identifying if patients’ values, preferences and expressed choices are elicited and respected.
Mollie Cummins, Associate Dean for Research, has just been appointed to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN’s) Health Policy Advisory Council.
Mollie was also interviewed by the President of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Dr. Patricia Reid Ponte for an article in the September 2019 issue of the Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA):
Ponte PR. An Interview With Mollie Rebecca Cummins. J Nurs Adm. 2019 Sep;49(9):402-403. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000776. PubMed PMID: 31436738.
Lastly, don’t forget the Walking Campaign that starts today! You can join anytime, even after the campaign starts, but the sooner you join the earlier your steps can count toward the College total. This is NOT a competition but a team building wellness campaign for the College community. We have two information sessions scheduled this week in case anyone needs some help registering or getting logged on or syncing their fitness device to the data base. They are scheduled for:
Monday, Sept. 9th, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, CNB 5520
Thursday, Sept. 12th, 10:00 -11:00 AM, CNB 4510
The Wellness Committee has some funds to supply pedometers to those who do not have a way to track their steps as long as they register for the campaign (on a first come, first serve basis). If anyone needs more information contact Mike Caserta, Hollie Fuhrmann, or Sunnavy Thomson.