College Kudos - Week of August 3, 2020
Aug 3, 2020 9:00 AM
CON strolls . . . week 19. Remember to send your photos by Thursday to Clare Kranz@ firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happened this last week in the CON?
There’s another doctor in the house!
Val Flattes successfully defended her dissertation last Thursday: “Too few to count: An exploration of perceptions of heart health among African Americans living in geographic areas of low cultural and community density.” Val will be hooded in May 2021. If you missed Val’s dissertation and would like to view it and others, the Dissertation Archives can be found here:
Dr. Paula Meek
Lareau, S. C., Fahy, B., & Meek, P. (2020). Breathlessness – Shortness of Breath. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2(15), 3-4.
Recent PhD graduates Drs Rebekah Perkins and Cynthia Beynon and Dr. Linda Edelman had this editorial published in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing: “Breaking down stigma: Honoring nursing home staff during COVID-19.
Dr. Marla DeJong
Stucky, C. H., DeJong, M. J., & Wymer, J. A. (2020). Certified surgical services manager(CSSM): The new gold tandard for perioperative nurse Leaders. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jopan.2020.04.003
Post-doc fellow Dr. Megan Thomas Hebdon
Breathett, K., Yee, E., Pool, N., Hebdon, M., Crist, J. D., Yee, R. H., Knapp, S. M., Solola, S., Luy, L., Herrera-Theul, K., Zabala, L., Stone, J., Marylyn M. McEwen, M. M., Calhoun, E., Sweitzer, N. K. (2020). Association of gender and race with allocation of advanced heart failure therapies. JAMA Netw Open;3(7):e2011044. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.11044
Sherri Kerney and Dr. Ann Butt:
‘Operation Escape Lab” on Thursday, August 6th via zoom during SimGHOSTS Global Experience 2020, originally scheduled to be held at Baylor University in Houston August 4-7th. SimGHOSTS is the Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists
Dr. Megan Thomas Hebdon
Hebdon, M., Crane, T., Reed, P., & Badger, T. (2020). A moderating model of self-efficacy in caregivers of Latina breast cancer survivors. Accepted for a poster presentation at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, online, November 4-7.
In other news . . .
Dr. Nancy Allen stepped in to help Dr. Teresa Garrett recently and received this note from one of their students:
“Originally my project was to develop a preceptor training program for newly licensed registered nurses (NLRN) to reduce the turnover rate of 25% within the first year of hire. While Dr. Garrett was out on medical leave, she had my assignments reviewed by Dr. Allen. First, I appreciate Dr. Garrett taking the time to make sure that our assignments received timely feedback. Second, what a twist of fate having another set of eyes looks over your work can produce. I appreciated her comments regarding her research on Transitional Shock. Then there was the zoom IRB meeting. She talked to me about the concept of a toolkit. What the heck was a toolkit? I felt so stupid asking the questions; I told her that I would look it up on the internet. I spent all weekend looking up various medical toolkits. After many long hours, I had realized that Dr. Allen was a gift from Heaven. The concept of a toolkit as a project has multiple advantages. First, in a rural state, information can be disseminated electronically with efficiency. Second, during a pandemic, this project will not have barriers imposed by the virus with social distancing and the strain on the current healthcare system. Dr. Allen, you deserve a whole bunch of kudos.....” Indeed – so here they are!
The College of Nursing Simulation Center:
The Utah Simulation Coalition (USC) was set to host an in-person academic simulation facilitator course July 28-July 30th here at the College of Nursing, which of course was then converted to a synchronous distance-accessible format. Dr Maddie Lassche (co-founder and past president of USC), Stevi Gire (co-founder and current secretary), and the simulation staff deserve a shout-out for a highly successful conference and the hundreds of hours that went into the planning and execution of this conference. The course registration quickly maxed out at 60 participants and was very well-received.
- Moe Arnes who created moulage how-to videos and assisted with several video recordings of presentations and simulation scenarios
- Debbie Boulter who created the registration website and dealt with the 300+ emails it took to get it functioning
Sherri Kerney who created a presentation/video on "Fidelity and Realism" as well as helping with recording presentations
- Ellie Oldfield who managed zoom for all participants including multiple meetings with facilitators over the preceding weeks
- Mandy Thompson who served as a student nurse actress in the opening scenario
University of Utah Presidential Committee Appointments for 2020-2021
The following have been appointed by President Watkins to serve on these committees:
Dr. Teresa Garrett will serve on the Conflict of Interest Committee
Dr. Linda Hofmann will serve on the Student Behavior Committee
Dr. Melody Krahulec will serve on the University Teaching Committee