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Research, Publications, Posters, Podium Presentations, and Scholarly Awards

Research

Hanson, D., Martin, S., & Keller, K. Cook Children’s Nurses Knowledge and Readiness to Use Evidence Based Practice: A 6-Year Follow-up Study.

Hoff, T. The Effects of Single Family Room NICU Environment on Parental and Staff Stress.

Hood, J. Identification of Factors Related to Burnout and "Compassion Fatigue" in Pediatric Healthcare Workers and the Impact of a Stress Hardiness Program. 

Howe, C. J., & Smith, A. B. Parent Health Literacy and Communication with Diabetes Educators in a Pediatric Diabetes Clinic: A Mixed Methods Approach.    

Layman, A. The Effect of Nurse Staffing on Selected Identified Patient Outcomes in the PICU: A Pilot Study.     

Parrott, L., Peterson, C., Layman, A., & Mills. S. Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections in a Pediatric Critical Care Setting: Reasons for Use of Indwelling Catheter (IUC), Urinary Catheter Utilization Ratios and Consistent Use of CDC Definitions.      

Peterson, C. NACHRI Reducing Catheter Associated Blood Stream Infections.

Smith, A. L., Rubinson, D., & Webb, P. Post-baccalaureate Nurse Residency Evaluation.         

Stephen, J., Smith, A.B., & Smith, A.L. Front Line Nurses Experiences in Caring for Pediatric Patients & Families with Limited English Proficiency.

Weaver, M., Snow, S., Hamner, C., & Riley, S. Evaluation of Pediatric Trauma Team Activation Criteria at a Designated Level II Trauma Facility.         

Publications

Bankston, J. (2013). The child with a neurologic alteration. In S. R. James, K. A. Nelson and J. W. Ashwill (Eds.), Nursing care of children: Principles & practice (4th ed., pp. 733-768). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.

Bowers, D. C., Nathan, P. C., Constine, L., Woodman, C., Bhatia, S., Keller, K., & Bashore, L. (2013). Subsequent neoplasms of the CNS among survivors of childhood cancer: a systematic review.  Lancet Oncology, 14(8), e321-e328

Jacobs L. M., Nawaz M. K., Hood J. L., & Bae, S. (2012). Burnout among workers in a pediatric health care system. Workplace Health and Safety, 60(8),335-344.

Jamerson, P., Graf, E., Messmer, P., Barton, S., Berger, A., Daraiseh, N., Fix, M., Huth, M., Latta, L., & Smith, A. (in press). Inpatient falls in freestanding children’s hospitals. Pediatric Nursing.

LeMoine, M. A. S. (2013). The child with a genitourinary alteration. In S. R. James, K. A. Nelson and J. W. Ashwill (Eds.), Nursing care of children: Principles & practice (4th ed., pp. 454-479). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.

Martin, S., Smith, A. B., Newcomb, P., & Miller, J. (in press). Effects of therapeutic suggestion under anesthesia on outcomes in children post tonsillectomy. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing.

Smith, A. L. (2013). Physical assessment of children. In S. R. James, K. A. Nelson and J. W. Ashwill (Eds.), Nursing care of children: Principles & practice (4th ed., pp. 168-201). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.

Snow, S. K.- (2013). Is your emergency department ready to care for sick and injured children? A Joint Policy Statement, Checklist, the National Pediatric Readiness Assessment, and ENA Can Help. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 39(2), 114-115.

Weeks, S.M., Baker, K., Behan, D., Manworren, R., Moore, P., Smith, A., Speer, K., & Turpin, P. (2013). Regional fellowship bridges gap between practice and academia. Nursing Management, 44 (6), 19-22.

Podium Presentations

Bashore L. Back in the saddle: Surviving adolescent and young adult cancer. Cowtown Symposium, Fort Worth, TX, April 2012.

Bashore L. Childhood, adolescent, and young adult childhood cancer survivors: The cost of surviving cancer. Texas Pediatric Society Annual Conference, Legacy Place, Plano, TX, September 2012.

Bashore L. Childhood and adolescent survivorship: Sharing what we have learned from survivors. New Mexico Chapter of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses, Albuquerque, NM, April 2013.

Bashore, L. Late effects of childhood, adolescent, young adult and adult cancers: Rationale for cancer prevention behaviors. Shannon Medical Center (CPRIT Grant Funded Program). McNease Convention Center, San Angelo, TX, June 2012.

Bashore, L. Survivorship/transition for physician oncology education program. Texas Pediatric Society Meeting, Plano, TX, September 2012.

Bashore, L. Cancer in the classroom. Infection control in the classroom. Texas School Nurse Conference, Dallas, TX, November 2012.

Casto, L., Ping, C., Witkop, M., & Zappa, S. Health coaching using motivational interviewing for people with bleeding disorders. 2012 National Hemophilia Foundation’s annual conference, Orlando, FL, November 2012.

Garvin, L., & Russell, N. Overcoming the challenges to successful implementation of BMV in the emergency department. 2013 International MUSE Conference, Washington, D.C., May 2013.

Garvin, L., & Russell, N. Overcoming the challenges to successful implementation of BCMA in the emergency department. 2013 unSummit Bar Coding Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2013.

Johnson, B. Straightforward on the surface: When a child or adolescent’s mental disorder is not what it seems. 2013 International Society of Psychiatric Nurses Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 2013.

Martin, S. Effects of therapeutic suggestion under anesthesia on outcomes in children post tonsillectomy. ASPAN's 32nd National Conference Towering Opportunities Endless Possibilities, Chicago, IL., April 2013.

Morell, C., & Warren, K. Examining the safety and efficacy of arginine-insulin tolerance testing in a pediatric endocrine clinic setting. Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society 2013 National Conference, Las Vegas, NV, May 2013.

Rubinson, D., Smith, A. B., Smith, A. L., & Webb. P. Channeling the knowledge of newly licensed nurses to integrate evidence based practice. 8th Biennial Joanna Briggs International Colloquium, 2012, Channeling the Rivers of Knowledge to Improve Global Policy and Practice, Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2012.

Smith, A. B. Measuring outcomes: Developing simple surveys for pediatric clinical projects. Society of Pediatric Nursing Annual Convention, Nashville, TN., April 2013.   

Smith, A. L. University & health care delivery collaboration for transition to practice. National League for Nursing’s Education Summit 2013, Washington, D.C., September 2013.

Poster presentations

Akinbola, E., Okhomina, V., Armed, F., Hood, J., & Homan, S. Assessment of protective factors for child maltreatment to aid the development of a child maltreatment prevention program in under-served counties in north Texas. JPS Research Appreciation Day, Fort Worth, TX, May 31, 2013.

Akinbola, E., Okhomina, V., Armed, F., Hood, J., & Homan, S. Assessment of protective factors for child maltreatment to aid the development of a child maltreatment prevention program in under-served counties in north Texas. UNTHSC Research Appreciation Day, Fort Worth, TX, April 12, 2013.

Bashore, L. Systematic review of subsequent neoplasms of the central nervous system (CNS) among childhood cancer survivors. 12th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Children & Adolescents for Cancer, Williamsburg, VA, June 8-9, 2012.

Bashore, L. Utility of workbook for transition readiness in adolescent and young adult childhood cancer survivors: A pilot study.  36th Annual Association of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Nursing Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 4-6, 2012.

Bean, E., Caldwell, S., Campbell, K., Hartman, V., Johnson, A., & Peralta, L. Now what? Supporting a family after the loss of their child: Development of a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive bereavement program. APHON 36th Annual Conference, Pittsburg, PA, October 4-6, 2012.

Benefield, L., Pimentel, J., Childers, A., Bailey, L., Hernandez, A. W., Malik, S. I., & Perry, S. M. Does a prolonged seizure–free interval occur after abrupt withdrawal of AEDs in patients with daily seizures undergoing video encephalography? 66th Annual Meeting of American Epilepsy Society, San Diego, CA, November 30-December 4, 2012.

Colby, B., Bonilla, M., Kachur, J., Castro, K,. & Camp, S. An evidence based approach to improving pain reassessment documentation by pediatric nurses. 19th Annual CHAT Pediatric Nursing Conference, Imagine the Possibilities, Houston, TX, November 2-3, 2012.

Colby, B., Camp, S., Castro, K., Bonilla, M., & Kachur, J. An evidence based approach to improving pain reassessment documentation by pediatric nurses. Society of Pediatric Nurses 23rd Annual Convention, In Harmony: Pediatric Nurses Collaborating for Change, Nashville, TN, April 11-14, 2013.

Colby, B., Camp, S., Castro, K., Bonilla, M,. & Kachur, J. Improving pain reassessment documentation by pediatric nurses through EBP. 19th Annual Children's Hospital Association of Texas Pediatric Nursing Conference, Houston, TX, November 2-3, 2012.

Jackson, K., & Stockdale, J. An evidence-based practice project to improve pain assessment for the child with cognitive impairment who cannot self-report. TCU Community EBP Collaborative, Fort Worth, TX, September 10, 2012.

Kuchta, M., Smith, A. B., Parma, D., Badgett, V., Campbell , L., Casarez, R., Cordova, S., Davis, M., Hall, S., Ruthenbeck, R., Stubbs, K., Thurmon, N., Jinkens, K. & Russell, N. Remodeling a pediatric inpatient fall prevention program using EBP. 19th Annual Children's Hospital Association of Texas Pediatric Nursing Conference, Houston, TX, November 2-3, 2012.

Kuchta, M., Smith, A. B., Parma, D., Badgett, V., Campbell, L., Casarez, R., Cordova, S., Davis, M., Hall, S., Ruthenbeck, R., Stubbs, K., Thurmon, N., Jinkens, K., and Russell, N. Remodeling a pediatric inpatient fall prevention program using EBP. SPN Annual Convention, Nashville, TN, April 11–14, 2013.

Layman, A., and Parrott, L. Innovative evidence-based practice approach to ongoing skills competency validation in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). American Association of Critical Care Nurses National Teaching Institute Conference, Orlando, FL, May 19-22, 2012.

Martin, S. Effects of therapeutic suggestion under anesthesia on outcomes in children post-tonsillectomy. ASPAN's 32nd National Conference: Towering Opportunities Endless Possibilities, Chicago, IL. April 15-18, 2013.

Morell, C., Warren, K., & Thornton, P. Safety and efficacy of arginine insulin tolerance test in the diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency. Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) Conference, Washington, D.C., May 4-7, 2013.

Pimentel, J., Benefield, L., & Childers, A. Does a prolonged seizure–free interval occur after abrupt withdrawal of AEDs in patients with daily seizures undergoing video encephalography? 2012 American Epilepsy Society Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 30-December 4, 2012.

Quisenberry, J., Hancock, R., Chavez, G., Calhoun, C,. and Main, C. Candy Land - Implementing multidisciplinary protocols for improved patient outcomes in the emergency department. SPN Annual Convention, Nashville, TN, April 11–14, 2013.

Smith, A. B., Patrick, N., & Martin, W. E. Sleep quality and sleep behaviors in pediatric night nurses: A pilot study. SPN Annual Convention, Nashville, TN, April 11–14, 2013.

Riley, S. Innovation and practice, using an acute evaluation team to manage pain and reduce length of stay in an emergency department. ANCC National Magnet Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 10-12, 2012.

Van Campen, M. and Chance, M. Care coordinating along the continuum: Hospital, home and community. Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) 45th Annual Leadership Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 13-15, 2013.

Scholarly awards

Colby, B., Camp, S., Castro, K., Bonilla, M., & Kachur, J. (2012). 1st place research poster award. 19th Annual CHAT Conference, Houston, TX.

Garvin, L., & Russell, N. (2013). One of six finalists for the International Educational Exchange award for the podium presentation: “Overcoming the Challenges to Successful Implementation of BMV in the Emergency Department” at 2013 International MUSE Conference, Washington, D.C.

Hood, J. (2013). Recipient of the Richard S. Kurz Award for excellence in Public Health Leadership.

Hood, J. (2012). Recognition from the Healthy Tarrant County Coalition for contributions made to the Tarrant County Voices for Health Forces of Change Assessment sub-committee of MAPP.

Jackson, K., & Stockdale, J. (2012).  Silver Award for best abstract. Texas Christian University Evidence-based Fellowship.

Kuchta, M., & Smith, A. (2013). Children’s Hospital Association National Pediatric Quality Award Semi-Finalist – CCMC Inpatient Fall Prevention Project.

Kuchta, M., Smith, A. B., Parma, D., Badgett, V., Campbell , L., Casarez, R., Cordova , S., Davis, M., Hall, S., Ruthenbeck, R., Stubbs, K., Thurmon, N., Jinkens, K, & Russell, N. (2012). 2nd place poster award. 19th Annual CHAT Conference, Houston, TX.

Kuchta, M., Smith, A. B., Parma, D., Badgett, V., Campbell, L., Casarez, R., Cordova, S., Davis, M., Hall, S., Ruthenbeck, R., Stubbs, K., Thurmon, N., Jinkens, K., & Russell, N. (2013). First Place for Conference EBP poster: Remodeling a Pediatric Inpatient Fall Prevention Program using EBP.

Councils

The work environment at Cook Children's is enhanced dramatically through the creative and collaborative efforts of the nursing governance councils. The councils assist in decision making by providing innovative ideas and direction for nursing issues. The councils are represented by staff nurses, clinical leadership, advanced practice nurses, coordinators and managers.

Nursing Governance 

The councils at Cook Children's are defined as follows:

Nursing Executive Council

Coordinating Council

Rewards and Recognition Council

Policies and Procedures Council

Quality Improvement Council

Nursing Evidence-based Practice and Research Council

Nurse Staffing Advisory Council

Nurse Manager Council

Nurse Practice Council

Professional Development Council

Great 10 Nurses

Congratulations to this year's Great 10 Nurses for standing out among all of our stellar Nursing staff members at Cook Children's.

The Daisy Award recipients

Nursing Annual Report sections:

Introduction Introduction
A message from Cook Children's Vice President of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer –Paula J. Webb, DNP, RN, NEA-BC. Click here for more information.

Transformational LeadershipTransformational Leadership
Inspiring a culture of strategic planning, leadership development and innovative practices. Click here for more information.

Structural Empowerment Structural Empowerment
Fostering professional growth and development to build a stronger future of patient and family care.

Exemplary Professional Practice Exemplary Professional Practice
Integrating nursing practice and collaboration throughout the organization to achieve a culture of safety, quality monitoring and quality improvement. Click here for more information.

New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements
Integrating evidence-based practice and research into clinical and operational processes. Click here for more information.

Empirical Outcomes Empirical Outcomes
Outcomes are dynamic and define areas of both improved performance and those requiring additional effort to achieve improvement. Click here for more information.

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