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2014 Improvement Science Summit

Date: August 5 - 6, 2014
Location: Grand Hyatt Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX

The Improvement Science Summit is the official conference of the Improvement Science Research Network (ISRN). Philosophically aligned with the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, the goals of the ISRN are to accelerate improvement by conducting interprofessional landmark multisite studies and to enhance translation of research findings into health care.

Transforming health care through quality improvement and patient safety initiatives is a national priority. This innovative 1 1/2 day conference focused on advancing healthcare improvement.

This project was supported by grant number R13HS021834 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.


2014 Abstracts on Quality Improvement Research

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  1. QIT Intervention Improving Health Communication During Facility Transfer 
  2. Clinical Scholar Connection with Baccalaurate Education
  3. Beyond Professional Practice: Teaching Nursing Students to Care
  4. Face Off Against Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections
  5. A Randomized Controlled Trial: Comparison of Three Dressings Following Surgery
  6. Say No to Pneumonia: A Quality Improvement Study to Increase Pneumococcal Vaccination Rate
  7. Measuring the Effect of Clinical Decision Support on Nursing EBP
  8. STAR-R (Sage, Timely, Adages for Research-the Reality): UTMB and STAR-2
  9. Factors Influencing Alarm Modification in a Nursing Organization
  10. Building Leadership Capacity of Frontline Nurses through Mentoring
  11. Civility Training for Nursing Students Made Easy: A Pilot Project
  12. Educational Outreach Visits to Improve Venous Themboembolism Prevention
  13. Patient Falls in Labor & Delivery
  14. Building Evidence: Increasing the RN role in Diabetes Management
  15. An Interprofessional Education Program to Enhance Quality Patient Outcomes
  16. Improvements in Post-Operative Glycemic Control in Cardiac Surgery Patients
  17. Needs-Driven Pediatric Population Segmentation Informing Child & Family Centered Care Management
  18. Pre-Operative High-Fidelity Simulation Education for Veterans
  19. A Randomized Controlled trial: Comparison of Three Dressings Following Surgery
  20. Perceptions, Coping, and Appraisal of South Asians with CAD
  21. Nursing Grand Rounds for Patient Teaching: An Innovative Clinical Education Strategy
  22. Improvement of Education of Evidence Based Healthcare Approach in School of Medicine and Dentistry and School of Health Sciences
  23. Web-Based Evidence Based Practice Educational Intervention to Improve EBP Competence Among BSN-Prepared Pediatric Bedside Nurses: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study
  24. Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Prevention: Implementation of a Nurse-Driven Protocol
  25. EBP Education at Palacky University, Czech Republic
  26. Care Transition for Newborns: Home Visitation for Newborn Health
  27. Safety: Do Soft Skills Make a Hard Impact
  28. Structuring Quality Improvement Benchmark Data in Assisted Living
  29. Building Professional Confidence: The Effect of Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training
  30. Lessons Learned from Multisite STAR-2 Collaborative at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  31. Proving Competence: Evidence of Excellence in Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  32. Transformational Leadership in a Pathway to Excellence® Journey
  33. Transforming Staff Nurses Professional Practice through Immersion in Evidence-Based Practice
  34. Utilizing Collaborative Learning for Regional Behavioral Health Improvement
  35. Assessing the Practice Environment: Relationships Do Matter
  36. Developing an Evidence-Based Culture: A Grounded Theory Approach 
  37. Quality Sciences in Healthcare: Rapid Cycle Improvement
  38. Back Up That Case: A New Perspective on the Reverse Case Study
  39. Teaching Applied Informatics for Graduate Nursing Students- Integrating New Trends in Informatics and Business Process Improvement, Quality and Safety Concepts 
  40. Creating a Culture for EBP in Rural Healthcare Institutes with Limited Resources
  41. Devoid of Catheters - Strategies to reduce CAUTI's
  42. Development of a Protocol to Improve Postoperative Handoffs
  43. Clinical Integration across Yale New Haven Health System: the "Triple Aim" in Action
  44. Nursing Sensitive Quality Indicators in the Perinatal Setting
  45. Power in Partneships: Collaborating for Excellence in Evidence-Based Practice
  46. Inforgraphics Application in Care Quality Improvement

Student Abstracts

  1. The Impact of Leadership Style in Promoting Psychological Safety and Quality Improvement
  2. Incorporating Microsystem Leadership Concepts for Undergraduate Nursing Students
  3. Physician's Perception of Patient Safety Culture: Physician Determinants
  4. Structuring Quality Improvement Benchmark Data in Assisted Living
  5. Getting to Outcomes®: A Quality-Based Approach to Technical Assitance
  6. Nurses' Lived Experience of Precepting Newly Graduated Nurses in the ICU
  7. Relationship between Transformational Leadership Style and Nurse Reported Intent to Stay In Acute Care Hospitals: A Review 
  8. Indentify and Contain: Fecal Incontinence Management and CAUTI
  9. A Novel Transitional Care Program for High Risk Infants
  10. A Lean Team Transformation to Improve Patient Satisfaction
  11. Structuring Resident Satisfaction Benchmark Data in Assisted Living 
  12. Nursing Students' Experiences in Simulation: What Students are Saying


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