Dr. Elizabeth Stone, Clinical Assistant Professor, and Dr. Leslie Davis, Associate Professor, co-authored “State of the Science: Skull Fracture and Intracranial Injury in Children Below Age 2” in September’s edition of the Journal of Emergency Nursing. The article addresses the gap in the literature regarding the best practice for emergency department triage assessment in children below two years old who have sustained suspected minor head injuries. Well done, Drs. Stone and Davis!
Lisa Woodley, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, CHPN, has had two articles published recently. The first, published in Pediatric Nursing, investigates how health disparities impact pediatric patients with asthma, and the instrumental role nurses have in helping reduce these disparities. The second article, titled Acculturation into nursing for Hispanic/Latino prelicensure nursing students and new graduates: Integrative review of literature, was published in Nurse Educator and is an integrative literature review focused on pre-licensure Hispanic and Latinx nursing students’ experiences as they join the culture of nursing. Following the release of this … Continued
Professor Julee Waldrop, DNP, PNP, FAANP, FAAN, co-authored an article titled Partnering for Professional Development in the Galápagos Islands, which was recently published in the The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. Nurses living in the Galápagos Islands face barriers to accessing continuing professional development (CPD), particularly in their native language and appropriate for their unique island culture due to their remote location, 1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador. This article reviews the evidence on providing professional development from high-resource countries to low-resource countries; describes a case example of … Continued
Assistant Professor Yamnia I. Cortés, PhD, MPH, FNP, was among the authors of Pregnancy-related events associated with subclinical cardiovascular disease burden in late midlife: SWAN, an article recently published in Atherosclerosis. This work in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) highlighted that pregnancy history is an important marker of subclinical cardiovascular disease in late midlife women and may impact the vasculature through distinct pathways. Citation: Cortés YI, Catov JM, Brooks M, El Khoudary SR, Thurston RC, Matthews KA, Isasi CR, Jackson EA, Barinas-Mitchell E. Pregnancy-related events associated … Continued
Francis Hill Fox Distinguished Professor Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, co-authored an article titled Developing a Quality of Cancer Survivorship Care Framework: Implications for Clinical Care, Research, and Policy, which was recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The paper describes the development of a comprehensive, evidence-based cancer survivorship care quality framework and proposes the next steps to systematically apply it in clinical settings, research and policy. Citation: Nekhlyudov L, Mollica MA, Jacobsen PB, Mayer DK, Shulman LN, Geiger AM. Developing a Quality of Cancer Survivorship Care … Continued
Assistant Professor Saif Khairat’s latest work on the use of Telemedicine to improve health access for vulnerable populations using telemedicine was just published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). The paper, titled “Advancing health equity and access using telemedicine: a geospatial assessment, ” investigates the impact of improving health equity and access through the use of an on-demand urgent care telemedicine platform. Their study demonstrates that using telemedicine improves health equity levels and provides more healthcare access to rural communities that typically suffer from lack of … Continued
Over the last two years, Statewide AHEC Nursing Liason Mary Schuler and Assistant Professor Jennie Wagner have worked with colleagues at UNC to update the NC AHEC RN Refresher Program using the CDC Framework. The process and redesigned 24-module program were highlighted in an article published in the July 2019 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Mary Schuler and Jennie Wagner co-wrote the article, titled An Evaluation Process to Redesign the North Carolina AHEC Registered Nurse Refresher Program. For more information about the NC AHEC RN Refresher Program, visit this website. Well … Continued
Ruth Anderson, Anna Beeber and Mark Toles joined a team of international researchers to develop common data elements to facilitate research synthesis across countries. Their recent paper, titled Advancing Long-Term Care Science Through Using Common Data Elements: Candidate Measures for Care Outcomes of Personhood, Well-Being, and Quality of Life, reports common data elements for the care outcomes of personhood, well-being, and quality of life in long term care. The paper was published in the and is titled Congrats to Drs. Anderson, Beeber and Toles! Citation: Edvardsson, D., Baxter, R., Corneliusson, … Continued
The AHRQ Patient Safety Network featured the research work of Assistant Professor Saif Khairat, PhD, FAMLA, on its front page. Dr. Khairat’s research focuses on the impact of interruptions on patient safety in the Intensive Care Unit. PSNet commented on his work, explaining that “despite many technological innovations, safety events occur frequently in critical care settings. This observational study of critical care rounds found that more safety events occurred when technology such as computer alerts, phones, and pagers interrupted physicians. A previous WebM&M commentary discussed an incident involving a technology … Continued
The December 2018 Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing Society (CJON) gero-oncology supplement, the creation of which was led by Assistant Professor Ashley Bryant, was bestowed a Gold Award in the Best Special Supplement category by the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors. Each year, the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) enters a handful of its journal articles and content into several competitive awards competitions, and ONS is delighted that this significant publication was recognized. Congratulations and thank you for contributing to this now award-winning publication!