CON Faculty Accomplishments
Oct 7, 2019 12:00 AM
Our wonderful nurse midwives just celebrated National Midwifery Week (September 29-october 5). National Midwifery Week was created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwifery-led care. The ACNM “affirms the power and strength of women and the importance of their health in the well-being of families, communities and nations. We believe in the basic human rights of all persons, recognizing that women often incur an undue burden of risk when these rights are violated.” Be sure to thank our Associate Dean of Faculty Practice, Leissa Roberts, and our midwifery colleagues for the exceptional care they provide to childbearing families in our community, with over 600 births at the University of Utah Hospital!
Sheila Deyette presented at the 33rd Annual American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) conference in New Orleans this past week. The title of her presentation was “Envisioning phenomenological inquiry as a conceptual framework for teaching psychotherapy and inspiring graduates to embrace their role as advanced practice nurse psychotherapists.”
Andrea Wallace was one of the featured highlights this past week at the Research Leadership Luncheon. Sponsored by the Vice President for Research, Andrea presented an update about her recently-funded R01 “Social Needs and Resources in the Evaluation and Enhancement of Discharge Support: The NEEDS Study”, funded through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R01). The objective of this project is to provide inpatient health care teams with information about patients’ social needs and supportive resources, evaluating whether it facilitates clinical decision-making, impacts readiness for hospital discharge and, ultimately, reduces hospital readmission. This study will test the effect of assessing and communicating patients’ social needs and supportive resources on health team- patient- caregiver- outcomes; test the effect of social needs and supportive resources assessment on discharge planning processes; and examine provider and patient experiences of social needs and supportive resources assessment.
Jackie Eaton will be featured at the Utah Center for Clinical Translation Science 2nd Annual Translational Research Trainee Symposium on November 7 at the Alumni House. Key leaders from the University of Utah, the CCTS National External Advisory Board members, and Dr. Olga Brazhnik, the NCATS Program officer, will be joining her as she discusses her research.
Melissa Black arranged and supervised undergraduate students at two flu shot clinics at Primary Children’s Hospital in the past few weeks. Connie Madden and our students at the Student Wellness Center provided over 350 flu shots last week. We’re so grateful for our undergraduate faculty!
Sharri Kerney, Patrick Murphy, Maddie Lassche, and Stevi Gire: At the recent Simulation Users Network (SUN) Conference sponsored by Laerdal Medical, the University of Utah College of Nursing Simulation team was invited to speak on a variety of topics because of our reputation for using best practices in simulation programming. Sharri Kerney, one of our Simulation Operations Specialists (SOS), led four separate 50-minute ‘hot topic’ round tables at the conference regarding mental health in simulation. Maddie Lassche, Patrick Murphy, and Sharri Kerney led another workshop entitled “Simulation on a budget: Making impact with low-fidelity simulators.” Maddie and Stevi Gire also had a podium presentation at the Utah Nurses Association Conference, where they presented “No more violence: Using simulation methodology to teach a behavioral emergency response team.”
Kara Dassel, Val Flattes, Jackie Eaton, and Linda Edelman:
Dassel, K. B., Flattes, V., Eaton, J., . . . Edelman, L. (2019). Development of a gerontology graduate certificate in post-acute and long-term care. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 45(10), 47-52.
Jenny Alderden: Dr. Lucy Zhao, Dr. Jenny Alderden, Dr. Bonnie Lind, and Ms. Jennifer Stibrany have been selected to receive the Edna Stilwell Writing Award for their paper “A Comprehensive Assessment of Risk Factors for Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults,” which was published in the October 2018 issue of the Journal of Gerontological Nursing. SLACK Incorporated established this award to recognize Dr. Edna M. Stilwell’s contributions to the Journal as Editor Emerita and Editor from 1974 to 1997. The purpose of the Award is to continue Edna’s tradition of mentoring and recognizing authors in gerontological nursing. The authors will receive the award at annual Editorial Board meeting of the Journal of Gerontological Nursing, which will be held during the Gerontological Society of America conference in November.