CHOC Nursing Quality Improvement is defined as the cyclic evaluation of current work processes of practice (critical knowledge and skill), safety, patients, organizational support (critical tools and environment) and barriers, and practice benchmarks against established indicators, providing a method to continually evaluate and improve current practices. As Nursing Research identifies what is best and EBP questions whether we are doing the best, Quality Improvement (QI) assesses if we are doing the best thing right every time. Hallmarks of success are posted throughout the hospital.
The Nursing Quality and Safety Council is a member of the shared governance structure.
Recent Nursing Research, EBP and QI Projects
Kathleen Adlard, MN, RN, CPON (Hyundai Cancer Institute) presented at the APHON National Conference, September 4-6, 2014 in Portland, OR. The Role of Stem Cell Transplant and Supportive Care.
Tammy Anderson, MSN, RNC-NIC (NICU) presented a poster at the National Advanced Practice Neonatal Conference, March 11-14, 2015 Chicago, IL. Providing Best Practice to the Neonate: Pierre Robin Sequence Receiving Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis.
Angie Blackwell, BSN, RN CPON (OPI) presented a poster at the APHON National Conference, September 4-6, 2014 in Portland, OR. Neutropenia Guidelines: Best Practices for Education on Mask Wearing.
Lisa Castaños, MSN, RN, CCRN (Magnet® Facilitator) and Nancy Kraus, MSN, RN (Service Line Director, Critical Care) presented at the ANCC National Magnet® Conference, October 9, 2014 in Dallas, TX. Why a Magnet® Redesignation Journey Detoured and How We Got Back on Track: Timely Tips for MPDs.
Susan Elliott, PhD, RNC, APRN-BC (Nurse Researcher) gave a podium presentation at the CHOC Children’s Research Week, November 14, 2014 in Orange, CA. Analysis of Global Beliefs and Practices Which Influence Health and Well-being in America.
Marilyn Herrera, MSN, CNPN (CVICU) presented a poster at the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society December 11, 2014 in Miami, FL. Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Post Operative Chylothroax in Pediatric Cardiac Surgical.
Jessica Holtorf, BSN, RNC (NICU Educator) and Lacy Pester, BSN, RNC-NIC (NICU Manager) presented at the National Association of Neonatal Nurses Annual Educational Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on September 12, 2014. Leaving a positive foot-print at work, How to create a positive culture in the work place.
Aimee Shumard [Irons], MSN, RN, PNP (CVICU) gave a podium presentation at the NeoHeart Conference, March 11, 2015, Huntington Beach, CA. Bedside essentials to Cardiac Assessment.
Katie Jacoby, MSN, RN, PNP (CVICU) gave a podium presentation at the NeoHeart Conference, March 11, 2015, Huntington Beach, CA. Interactive Case Studies.
Vanessa Kalis, MSN, RN, PNP (CVICU) gave a podium presentation at the NeoHeart Conference, March 11, 2015, Huntington Beach, CA. Neonatal Dysrhythmias.
Elyse McClean, MSN, RN-BC, CPN, CNS (Med/Surg) presented at the Connect2 Care Philips Summit, October 7, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ. Pediatric Early Warning Scores (PEWS) and Response to the Deteriorating Patient.
Mindy Morris, DNP, NNP-BC, CNS (NICU, SBU), Cleary, John, & Soliman, Antoine (2015). Small Baby Unit Improves Quality and Outcomes in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants. Pediatrics 36(4), p. 1-11. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2015/09/01/peds.2014-3918 Retrieved September 25, 2015.
Robyn Robinson, MSN, CPNP (Gastroenterology) gave a podium presentation at the Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses Annual Meeting, October 25, 2014, Atlanta, GA. Oomphalomesenteric Band Remnant as a Cause of Feeding Aversion in a Two Year-Old.