Call for Abstracts
We are now accepting abstract submissions for the 12th Annual BHSF Research Conference to be held at Baptist Hospital on June 16, 2017. The call for abstracts will be open March 1, 2017 through April 25, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET. You are invited to submit abstract(s) for podium presentations or posters by the deadline and will be notified by electronic communication of acceptance status in May 2017. Click here and login if you have a bepress account or complete the brief registration form to get started!

About the Conference:
Baptist Health South Florida Nursing & Health Sciences Research hosts the annual BHSF Research Conference. The conference is designed to engage healthcare providers in research and evidence-based practice activities that improve the quality of patient care and enhance organizational efforts to provide clinically excellent, compassionate care. Each year it provides healthcare providers with the opportunity to gain knowledge related to feasible and relevant strategies to integrate research and evidence based practice in a clinical setting.

Intended Audience:
This program is designed for nurses and healthcare professionals who work in direct patient care, research, management, education or are interested in research.

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Submissions from 2016

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Improving Outcomes Through Performance Improvement, Evidence-Based Practice, or Research: Choosing the Right Road, Eve Butler, Maria Ojeda, and Andrea Prentiss
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Use of Low-Dose Ketamine for Pain Management in an Emergency Department, Joseph Ladd and Winifred Pardo
Open Access

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Exploring Nurses’ Feelings On Floating: A Phenomenological Study, Marie Paule Lafontant
Open Access

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SOS ED Escalation Guide –Bridging the Experience Gap, Marcia A. Schram and Martha Tijerino
Open Access

Submissions from 2015

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Promoting Comfort During CT-Coronary Angiogram, Margo Archer, Dawn Arevalo, and Kelly Vazquez
Open Access

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BAKER ACT Project, Lucy Arcila, Evelyn Quinones Lassalle, Carla Green, Melinda Patton, and Melinda Collins
Open Access

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Motivation and Certification Rates among Allied Health Professionals, Eda Avila, Edlina Hilson, and Maria Ojeda
Open Access

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Pain Management of Medical-Surgical Patients at Homestead Hospital: The Role of Nurse-Patient Communication, Dianne Crabtree, Kathy Gruny, Kimberly Figueroa, Veronica Zamoyski, Carrie Bilek, Rachael Rodriguez, and Luchie Anne Dwyer
Open Access

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Investigating the Scholar Nurse Partner Effect on the Novice Nurse, Gisell Gonzalvo, Vanessa Collazo, Steve Lewis, and Aubrey Florom-Smith
Open Access

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Decreasing Blood Culture Contamination in the ED, Bettina Laier
Open Access

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Ebola Preparedness - An ED Perspective, Bettina Laier
Open Access

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Outcomes of Sepsis Patients using Noninvasive Cardiac Output Monitoring to Guide Fluid Resuscitation, Rosemary Lee, Rosie Sanchez, Laura Berni, Joyce Nealey, and Maria Ojeda
Open Access

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Survey of Nursing Practice at Doctors Hospital, Carolyn Lindgren, Juan Nery, Maria Ojeda, Judy Bowling, and Diane Amado Tate
Open Access

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Impact of Pharmacy Patient Education Programs on Medication Related HCAHPS Scores, Ana Lopez-Samblas, Maria Rojo-Carlo, Aixa Rey, and Maria Perez Arias
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Patients' and Families' Perspective: What Makes an Extraordinary Nurse in a Patient and Family Centered Care Hospital?, Victoria McCue

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An Assessment of Current Palliative Care Beliefs and Knowledge: The Primary Palliative Care Providers' Perspective, Yvonne Patten, Maria M. Ojeda, and Carolyn Lindgren
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Hearing the Child's Voice: Their Lived Experience in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Andrea Prentiss

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Pediatric Emergency Department Rapid Care Model, Netonua Reyes, Rene Bascoy, Rosa Rousseau, Francisco A. Medina Mejia, Julian Diavanti, Pedro Marin, Tanisha R. Jones, Sandra Young, and Andrea Gibson
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Impact of Pharmacist-Driven Transition of Care Program in a Community Hospital, Felicia Seiler, Ana Lopez-Samblas, Maria Rojo-Carlo, Abby Marrero, and Aixa Rey
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Facing Falls by Staying in the Zone, Beatriz Taboada, Charles Juste, and Rocio Ramirez
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Unit Retention Strategies, Steven Trush, Rosa Filomeno, Joyce Jones, and Martha Gaitan
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MCVI-SMH Outpatient Heart Failure Program (reduce readmission rates), Pope Victoria

Submissions from 2014

Effect of Pre-Existing Health and Illness Characteristics on Sepsis Responses and Outcomes, Donna Lee Armaignac

Shared Governance Equals Shared Decision, Is it or Is it Not?, Rosalina Butao

Treatment of Complex Open Abdominal Wounds with Exposed Viscera using a Specialized Negative Pressure Device in the Acute Setting, Donna Byfield