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Submissions from 2015

Hearing the Child's Voice: Their Lived Experience in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Andrea Prentiss

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

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Time frames for sepsis screening criteria, Rosemary Lee

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Intravenous acetaminophen in bariatric surgery: Effects on opioid requirements, Anthony Gonzalez, Rey Romero, Maria Ojeda, and Jorge Rabaza

The Implementation of a Capnography Monitoring System during Endoscopic Procedures within an Outpatient Setting, Stephanie White

My Unlimited Potential: Multidimensional Workplace Life Style Modification Program Associated With Reduction in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Employees With Type 2 Diabetes, Sankalp Das, Maribeth Rouseff, Henry Guzman, Thinh Tran, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Joseph Mora, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Angelica Ruiz, Ehimen Aneni, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Lara Roberson, Emir Veledar, Janisse Post, and Khurram Nasir

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Addressing Moral Distress in Critical Care Nurses, Rose Allen and Eve Butler

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A Retrospective Analysis on the Effectiveness of a Maternal Hemorrhage Plan, Tammy Sincore

Ask Me About your MEDS: An initiative to improve communication and patient satisfaction, Kelly Delgado and Silvia Baldomero

Ask Tell Ask: A journey to improve nurses communication; WKBH ICU UBPC initiative, Fatima Garcia, Lauren Kern, and Dafney Santana

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

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Boosting your influence, Tanya Cohn

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Clinical partners' perceptions of patient assignments according to acuity, Esther Thomasos, Edwina Brathwaite, Tanya Cohn, Juan Nery, Carolyn Lindgren, and Shatondre Williams

Compassion satisfaction in Florida RNs, Tanya Cohn, Fatima Garcia, Julie Lamoureux, and Mavel Arinal

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Decreasing Blood Culture Contamination in the ED, Bettina Laier

Developing and testing an online breastfeeding training among undergraduate nursing students, Shakira Henderson

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Discharge Alternative Non-Urgent Care Education (D.A.N.C.E.) Protocol: Addressing Emergency Department Misuse, Samantha Leon

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Ebola Preparedness - An ED Perspective, Bettina Laier

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Facing Falls by Staying in the Zone, Beatriz Taboada, Charles Juste, and Rocio Ramirez

MCVI-SMH Outpatient Heart Failure Program (reduce readmission rates), Victoria Pope

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

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National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and Tissue Plasminogen (tPA) Education for all Critical Care Nurses, Cheriese Rawlins

Nurse-driven telemetry discontinuation checklist, Irma Garriga

Nurses' Compassion Satisfaction and its Perceived Impact on Patient Care and Nurse Retention, Tanya Cohn, Julie Lamoureux, Mavel Arinal, and Fatima Garcia

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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

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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

Patients' and Families' Perspective: What Makes an Extraordinary Nurse in a Patient and Family Centered Care Hospital?, Victoria McCue

Patients’ and families’ perspective: What makes an extraordinary nurse in a patient and family centered care hospital?, Victoria McCue, Rosario Carrigan, Kelly Delgado, and Tanya Cohn

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

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Psychometric Properties of Newly Translated Spanish Life Events Inventory and Daily Hassles Scale, Dianne Bazzani, Norma Romero, Blanca Chavez, and JoAnn Picanes

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The Effect of an Educational Intervention on the Knowledge and Management of PONV Among Anesthesia Providers: A Pilot Study, Eleazar Comprendio, Juan E. Ruan, Mohammad Zyed, Julie Lamoureux, and Feliciano Villalba

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Unit Retention Strategies, Steven Trush, Rosa Filomeno, Joyce Jones, and Martha Gaitan

Using a Nurse-Driven Telemetry Discontinuation Protocol to Effect Telemetry Utilization and Nursing Job Satisfaction, Irma Garriga

Using a peer-driven facilitative review process to establish feasibility and support ethical review of clinical research, Tanya Cohn and Tiffany Llera-Lora

Submissions from 2014

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Abstract 131: Effect of environment of care within PIRO sepsis model: is tele-health the answer for health policy?, Donna Lee Armaignac, Carlos Valle, Julie Lamoureux, Louis Gidel, Xiaorong Mei, and Emir Veledar

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Abstract 421: Emergence of acute GI illness in predisposition, insult, response, outcomes (PIRO) sepsis model, Donna Lee Armaignac, Carlos Valle, Julie Lamoureux, Louis Gidel, Xiaorong Mei, and Emir Veledar

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Occupational stressors, stress perception levels, and coping styles of medical surgical RNs: a generational perspective, Nada Wakim

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Keep Calm and Carry On: Reducing Elective Early-Term Deliveries, Tammy Sincore and Linda Levine

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Designing and Opening a New Hospital With a Culture and Foundation of Magnet®: An Exemplar in Transformational Leadership, Denise Harris and Tanya Cohn

Association between Severity of Anemia and 30-Day Readmission Rate: Archival Data of 847 Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure, Jorge Busse, Tanya Cohn, Rosalina Butao, and Julie Lamoureux

Abstract 327: Six months follow-up of “My Unlimited Potential”, A 12-week Worksite, Multi-Component, Lifestyle Intervention for Improving Cardiometabolic Health in High Risk Persons, Maribeth Rouseff, Ehimen Aneni, Thinh Tran, Josette Bou-Khalil, Joseph Mora, Henry Guzman, Sankalp Das, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Beatriz Castillo, Lara Roberson, Emir Veledar, Janisse Post, Khurram Nasir, and Angelica Ruiz

My Unlimited Health Potential: 6 Month Effect of Participation in a Worksite Lifestyle Intervention Program on Significant Weight Loss and Eligibility Criteria for Bariatric Surgery Among High Risk Individuals, Sameer Shaharyar, Lara Roberson, Ehimen Aneni, Maribeth Rouseff, Thinh Tran, Henry Guzman, Sankalp Das, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Joseph Mora, Beatriz Castillo, Emir Veledar, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Janisse Post, and Khurram Nasir

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Take aim at acute kidney injury with RIFLE criteria, Lisa-Mae Williams

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Implementation of a standardized, organizational approach to transition From academics to practice: A case-based discussion, Yvonne Brookes

My Unlimited Potential: Achieving Weight, Fitness And Cardio-metabolic Health Objectives Using A 12 -week, Multicomponent, Behavioral Intervention, Maribeth Rouseff, Thinh Tran, Khurram Nasir, Josette Bou-Khalil, Joseph Mora, Henry Guzman, Sankalp Das, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Ehimen Aneni, Ebenezer Oni, Lara Roberson, Emir Veledar, Janisse Post, and Beatriz Castillo

Keep Moving, Your Health Depends On It: Impact of Improved Physical Activity and Weight Loss In a Wellness Program, Ebenezer Oni, Ehimen Aneni, Maribeth Rouseff, Thinh Tran, Henry Guzman, Sankalp Das, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Joseph Mora, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Beatriz Castillo, Lara Roberson, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, and Khurram Nasir

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Evaluating the impact of medication cabinets in patients' rooms on a medical-surgical telemetry unit, Mavel Arinal, Tanya Cohn, and Carmen Avila-Quintana

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Using the clinical information system implementation evaluation scale as a clinical implementation strategy, Tanya Cohn

100% Core Care All the Time: A Newly Opened Hospital's Journey to NQM Excellence, Eva Mitra

5 East Tower Quiet at Night Performance Improvement Project, Simone Cheong

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Abstract 1007: Development of Tele-ICU Multidimensional Severity Adjusted PIRO Sepsis Model, Donna Lee Armaignac, Carlos Valle, Julie Lamoureux, Louis Gidel, Xiaorong Mei, and Emir Veledar

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Achieving the Next Level in Patient Safety, Geri Schimmel, Yvonne Zawodny, and Gina Vogt

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A New Role in Nursing: Unit-Based Manager of Patient Safety and Quality, Susan Aguilera and Rosie Rodriguez-Henderson

Assessing Unit Practice Council Functionality: A Pilot Study, Maria Ojeda

Assessment of Self-Efficacy in Evidence-Based Activities for Nurses in a Newly Opened Hospital, Andrea Lavallee

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Beyond the Braden Scale: Effectiveness of a Small Group Educational Program on Neuro-Nurses' Braden Risk Assessment Scores and Number of Preventative Nursing Interventions, Lee Streater

Clinically Significant Blood Pressure Reduction Among Participants of a Lifestyle Intervention Improvement Program Strongly Associated with Reduced Systemic Inflammation in a High Risk Working Population, Henry Guzman, Maribeth Rouseff, Thinh Tran, Khurram Nasir, Josette Bou-Khalil, Joseph Mora, Sankalp Das, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Ehimen Aneni, Ebenezer Oni, Lara Roberson, Emir Veledar, Janisse Post, and Beatriz Castillo

Educational Gaming to Reduce Medical Errors, Diane Vich

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

Effects of a Neutral Pressure Connector on Central Line Rate and Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections, Pam Sabatino-Holmes

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Ethical Principles of Informed Consent: Exploring Nurses' Dual Role of Care Provider and Researcher, Tanya Cohn

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Evaluating the Sensitivity and Specificity of a Severe Sepsis Tool Utilized at a Community Hospital in Miami, Florida, Jorge Hirigoyen

Evaluating the Sensitivity and Specificity of the Severe Sepsis Tool Utilized at Baptist Hospital of Miami, Jorge Hirigoyen

Evaluation of Efficacy of the COPD AARC Pilot Patient Education Program in Hospitalized COPD Patients, Mikki Thompson

Examining the Perceived Value of Certification and BSN Attainment, Maria Ojeda

Happy Skin: Prevention of Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers through a SKIN Bundle and Staff Text Reminders, Floralynn Lacrete

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Hearing the Child's Voice: Their Lived Experience in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Andrea Prentiss

Impact of a Nurse-Driven Breastfeeding Educational Intervention on Maternal-Child Nurse Knowledge Gain and Patient Satisfaction in a Community Hospital, Shakira Henderson

Implementing the No One Dies Alone Program: Increase Comfort to Decrease Distress, Karol Harrelson

Improved Cardio-Metabolic Risk Profile through Targeted Life Style Modification Program, Sankalp Das, Maribeth Rouseff, Thinh Tran, Khurram Nasir, Josette Bou-Khalil, Joseph Mora, Henry Guzman, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Beatriz Castillo, Ehimen Aneni, Lara Roberson, Emir Veledar, Ebenezer Oni, and Janisse Post

Improved Cardio-metabolic Risk Profile through Targeted Life Style Modification Program, Sankalp Das, Maribeth Rouseff, Thinh Tran, Khurram Nasir, Josette Bou-Khalil, Joseph Mora, Henry Guzman, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Beatriz Castillo, Ehimen Aneni, Lara Roberson, Emir Veledar, Ebenezer Oni, and Janisse Post

Increased Aerobic Fitness is associated with Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction in a High Cardiovascular Disease Risk Occupational Cohort Independent of Significant Weight Loss, Ehimen Aneni, Ebenezer Oni, Lara Roberson, Maribeth Rouseff, Henry Guzman, Thinh Tran, Sankalp Das, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Joseph Mora, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Josette Bou-Khalil, Beatriz Castillo, Emir Veledar, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Janisse Post, and Khurram Nasir

Increase in Physical Fitness after an Intensive 12-Week Healthy Lifestyle Workplace Intervention is Associated with Improvement in Heart Rate Profile Independent of Weight Changes or Traditional Metabolic Risk Factors, Ehimen Aneni, Ebenezer Oni, Lara Roberson, Maribeth Rouseff, Henry Guzman, Thinh Tran, Sankalp Das, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Joseph Mora, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Josette Bou-Khalil, Beatriz Castillo, Janisse Post, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

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Invited Speech: Evidence Based Practice: Acuity Based Care and Research Practice Change, Carolyn Lindgren

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Measuring perceptions of shared governance in clinical practice: psychometric testing of the RN-focused Index of Professional Governance (IPNG), Julie Lamoureux

My Unlimited Health Potential: Short Term Effect of Participation in a Worksite Lifestyle Intervention Program on Significant Weight Loss and Eligibility Criteria for Bariatric Surgery Among High Risk Individuals, Lara Roberson, Ehimen Aneni, Sameer Shaharyar, Ebenezer Oni, Maribeth Rouseff, Thinh Tran, Henry Guzman, Sankalp Das, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Joseph Mora, Beatriz Castillo, Emir Veledar, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Janisse Post, and Khurram Nasir

Nurse Perceptions and Safety Practices of the Use of the Carpuject Pre-filled Cartridge Syringe System, Nada Wakim

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Patient Safety Organization Advances Patient Safety through Collaboration, Geri Schimmel and Gina Vogt

Patients' and families' perspective: What makes an extraordinary nurse in a patient and family centered care hospital? (2nd Place Winner!), Victoria McCue

Safe Patient Handling (SPH)- Reducing Injury to Patients and Healthcare Workers/Team, Christy Guzik-Creghton

Safe Transport of Telemetry Patients by ED RN's- Unintended Consequences, Marcia Schram

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

SIM: Seriously in Motion – United in Patient Safety, Maria Lopez-Beecham and Geri Schimmel

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Sim Wars, Maria Lopez-Beecham, Geri Schimmel, and Melody McNally

Surviving Sepsis South Miami Project, Aimee Green-Blumstein

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The Effect of an Educational Intervention on the Knowledge and Management of PONV Among Anesthesia Providers: A Pilot Study, Eleazar Comprendio, Juan E. Ruan, Mohammad Zyed, Julie Lamoureux, and Feliciano Villalba

The Effect of an Educational Intervention on the Knowledge and Management of PONV Among Anesthesia Providers: A Pilot Study, Eleazar Comprendio, Juan E. Ruan, Mohammad Zyed, Julie Lamoureux, and Feliciano Villalba

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The Impact of the Change in Time for Performing Vital Signs, Murielle Pariente

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

What You Don't Know CAN Hurt Your Patient: Postpartum Urinary Retention, Teresita Delgado

Submissions from 2013

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Severe venous congestive encephalopathy secondary to a dialysis arteriovenous graft, E.A. Samaniego, Kevin Abrams, Guilherme Dabus, Rosanne Starr, and Italo Linfante

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Stabilizing and retaining a quality nursing work force through the use of the Married State Preceptorship Model, Solimar Figueroa, Marlene Bulos, Edwina Forges, and Tanya Cohn

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Moral distress among healthcare professionals at a health system, Rose Allen, Tanya Cohn, Rosemary Lee, Raul De Velasco, Edwina Forges, Laurel Clark, and Maggie Procunier

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SCALE - Skin Changes at Life's End: An Educational Intervention for Intensive Care, and Medical Surgical Nurses, Rosa Filomeno, Sophie Boudreau, and Maria Ojeda

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The Effects of an Educational Intervention Based on "Visual Cues" and a "Buddy System" on the Incidence and Prevalence of Pressure Ulcers, Rosa Filomeno, Gloria Rueda, Adriana Garay, Shelly Commock, Erica Cuthbert, and Maria Ojeda

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Obesity interventions: Comparing two theoretical approaches, Maria M. Ojeda

A Comparison of Occupational Stressors, Stress Perception Levels and Coping Styles Among Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y Medical Surgical Registered Nurses, Nada Wakim

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Blood Transfusion Practices in the Elective Total Joint Replacement Patient : A Research Study, Ileana Bonfante, Olushola Alaka, and Marguerite Rowell

Characteristics of an Extraordinary Nurse as Defined by Nurses, Andrea Prentiss, Eve Butler, and Becky Montesino