Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill., hosted its sixth annual evidence-based practice conference Oct. 24, drawing 225 nurses and nursing students from the Greater Chicago region.
The event included nine concurrent sessions and a large group of poster presentations. The conference was a collaborative event between Edward and the Sigma Theta Tau chapters at Aurora (Ill.) University, Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill., and the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill.
The poster presentations from Edward nurses were:
Strategies to Achieve New Evidence-Based Practice Inpatient Blood Glucose Targets by Lani Destree, APN, MS, CNS, CDE, BC-ADMEdward Hospital Performance Improvement Coordinator Teri Kaneski, RN, BSN, poses with her poster presentation.
Outcomes Associated with Response Teams Implemented to Enhance Patient Safety by Teri Kaneski, RN, BSN
Interruptions to Breastfeeding Dyads on Postpartum Day One in a Level-III Community-Based Hospital by Anita Krajecki, RNC, BSN, IBCLC, RLC, HHP
Stop Clostridium Difficile In Its Tracks by Diana Lewis, RN, CMSRN, and Donna Perchatsch, RN, CMSRN
Reducing Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections in the Most Vulnerable Population: The Neonatal Intensive Care Experience by Tonya Welker, RN, BSN
Among the concurrent sessions by Edward nurses were:
The Impact of Animal-Assisted Therapy in a Pediatric Inpatient Setting by Diane Blevins, RN, MSN
Evaluating Two Methods of Providing Bedside Medication Verification During Medication Administration by Patti Ludwig-Beymer, RN, PhD, CTN, NEA-BC, FAAN
The keynote address Evidence of Practice was given by Anne G. Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, professor and chair, primary care and health systems nursing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsvilles School of Nursing.