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 2019

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Advance Directives: Effectiveness of a Structured Process for Documented Patient Preferences at a Health System, Rose Allen, Christine Edozie, Tanya Cohn, Susan Howard, and Patricia McCrink
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Hispanic vs. Non-Hispanic disparities in discharge destination after outpatient total knee arthroplasty (TKA), William Arguelles, Giovanni Paraliticci, and Juan Carlos Suarez

National trends in the surgical management of femoral neck fractures (FNFs) from 2008 to 2017 by age group, William Arguelles, Anshul Saxena, Juan Carlos Suarez, and Priscilla Rivera

Fulfilling the Promises of Health Information Technology: Expect to Maximize Positive Patient Care Outcomes, Donna Lee Armaignac

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Telemedicine Is Medicine, Tele-ICU Is ICU, and Tele-Healthcare Is Healthcare, Donna Lee Armaignac
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Impact of Telemedicine on Mortality, Length of Stay, and Cost among Patients in Progressive Care Units: Experience from a Large Healthcare System, Donna Lee Armaignac, Anshul Saxena, Muni Rubens, Carlos Valle, Lisa-Mae Williams, Emir Veledar, and Louis Gidel
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Escape Room: A Competency Validation Approach, Sandra Bastidas, Kelly Delgado, and Meghan Sharkey
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Fulfilling the Promises of Health Information Technology: Are Metrics Measuring Our Delivered Care?, Chintan Bhatt and Donna Lee Armaignac
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A Clinical Trial-Related Workload Tool for Research Managers, Belinda Boulanger, Deborah Suarez, Muni Rubens, and Liz Urgell

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Hospital Survey on Culture of Transitions in Patient Care at a Community Hospital, Gwen Burley, Victoria McCue, Ronye Kreiner, and Dawn Kressly
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Improving Tissue Procurement Processes to Efficiently Obtain Critical Biospecimens, Elysse Castro-Hall, Zuanel Diaz, David Martinez Green, Jeffrey Boyd, Steven Simon, Edwin Gould, Andrew Renshaw, and Zasha Pou

SMART Recruitment and Consent: The Road to Success in a Hybrid Academic Community Cancer Center, Jetsenea Coto and Mercy Calderin

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Streamlining Cross-Institutional Processes: the Next Great Frontier for Supplying High-Quality Biospecimens to Translational Researchers, Melanhy Da Silva, Zasha Pou, Rohan Chowlkar, Elysse Castro-Hall, Jeffrey Boyd, and Zuanel Diaz
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Impact of educational campaign on the timely initiation of mechanical venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, Angie De La Cruz, Cherylyn Jauregui, Chianta Allen, Ruth Mangana, Yenny Giraldo, and Michelle Smith
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Let's Get Code Ready!, Nikki Dudley and Zaneta Wylazlowska
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Determining the Best Bariatric Surgery for Older Patients, Jose Escobar-Dominguez, Michelle Gallas, Rupa Seetharamaiah, Jorge Rabaza, Christian Hernandez-Murcia, Anthony Gonzalez, and Gail Walker

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Value of PCR as a de-escalation tool for an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at a Community-based hospital, Wilbert Fuerte, Jorge Mejia, Winifred Pardo, Patricia Yulkowski, and Silvia Costales
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The Strength of Safety: “Code Strong”, the Birth of “Nurse Assist”, Martha Gaitan and Ellen Sordo
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CARE Initiative: Improving Patient Experience by Making Wishes Come True, Martha Gaitan, Glenice Stainton Bacon, and Areli Pena
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Is Inappropriate Documentation of Penicillin Allergy Related to Overuse of Aztreonam?, Mayret Gonzalez, Winifred Pardo, Wilbert Fuerte, and James Adefisoye
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Reduction in Length of Stay by Early Oral Feeding, Vivien Grayson, Victoria McCue, and James Adefisoye
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The Efficacy of a Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at a Rural Critical Access Hospital, Clair Hefner, Victoria McCue, and Courtney Dorchak
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An Integrated Oncology Data Warehouse for Clinical Decision Support and Complex Patient Cohort Identification in a Hybrid Cancer Center, Michelle Keller, Peter McGranaghan, Bill Morgan, Julie Gorman, Annette Balboa, Muni Rubens, and Paul Lindeman
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Sustainability and Impact of a Lung Health Outpatient Resource Center, Maureen Lintner, Jose Morales, Rosario Dominguez, Margarita Pallares, Maribel Matos, Robert Ramirez, Tina Hyman, and Cristiana Rivas
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A Step-Wise Approach to Managing Post-Operative Pain, Mary Massieu, Martha Gaitan, Edlina Hilson, Julie David, Rosemary Lee, Victoria McCue, and James Adefisoye
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