Nearly 120 staff nurses, nurse researchers and educators attended the eighth annual Organization of Nurse Executives/New Jersey Research Day conference June 11 at the New Jersey Hospital Association in Princeton, N.J.
Members of the ONE Research committee, which include more than 20 New Jersey nursing leaders, and Barbara Chamberlain, RN, CCRN, APN, PhD, chairperson of the ONE/NJ Research Committee, selected the theme, Evidence-Based Decision Making in Education, Practice and Quality, as well as the speakers and 21 poster presenters.Jill Cox, RN, advanced practice nurse in medical-surgical, left, and Sharon Roche, RN, advanced practice nurse in critical care, from Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, present on The Effect of Various Instructional Methodologies on Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Retention Among Critical Care and Medical Surgical Nurses.
Nurses know how to find the evidence in the literature, but they are struggling with answering those questions related to the decision-making process in research, for example, What do I do with the evidence? What decisions do I need to make? and What methods do I need to use? Chamberlain said.Kathleen Sullivan, RN, nurse educator, left, and Lora Lenahan, RN, clinical nurse specialist, from Jersey Shore University Medical Center, present Follow the Xs.
Keynote speaker Sean Clarke, RN, PhD, FAAN, associate professor, RBC chairperson in cardiovascular nursing research at Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, addressed the challenges and opportunities for nursing when it comes to decision-making in resource allocation and program planning and how research evidence can be used to reach decisions.Eric Bermudez, RN, ED manager, RWJ University Hospital at Rahway, right, and Linda Wicker, RN, nurse educator, RWJ University Hospital at Rahway Hospice, present on Cool Thinking: Bringing Therapeutic Hypothermia to a Community Hospital.
Chamberlain, Deanna Sperling, RN, NE-BC, MAS, president of the ONE/NJ and vice president of patient care services at Kimball Medical Center/Saint Barnabas Behavioral Health Care; Anne McGinley, RN, APN-C, PhD, vice president of education and research and CNO at Lourdes Health System; and Jayne Craig, RN, PhD, clinical nurse researcher at CentraState Healthcare System, discussed discovery, decision-making and utilization of research in education, practice and quality.