Noted With Pride

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Mary Ellen Wilson was awarded the “Maryland ACEP Emergency Nurse of the Year Award.”

Margo Preston Scott, MSN, RN, Nurse Educator (GRAD YEAR) was nominated for recognition as a “Trailblazer” by the Associated Black Charities. She was nominated by Morton M. Lapides, Jr., School President of the itWORKS Learning Center, Inc.

Jaimie Stafford, RN, represented Johns Hopkins Nursing in the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program (HOBY), where she discussed the rewards of a nursing career with sophomore high-school students. The event was held at St. Mary’s College over Memorial Day Weekend.

Nurses Week Awards

Kelly Caslin, BSN, RN and Neysa Ernst BSN, RN of Osler 4 received The Linda Arenth Award for Innovation in Service Excellence for initiating “Frequent Vitals” at the weekly staff meetings to review their patient satisfaction scores and target areas for improvement.

Aiko Kodaira, RN, MS, OCN; Mikaela Olsen, RN, MS, OCN; Judith Karp, MD; Rajashree Pakala, RD; Kathy Piercy, RD; Karen Mackey, BSN, RN; Kelsey Oveson, BA; Frances Chandler, MSN, RN; and Meghan Lopez, MSNc, RN received the The Shirley Sohmer Research Award for their study, “The Determination of the Most Appropriate Diet in Leukemia Patients Receiving AcD-Ac Consolidation Chemotherapy” in which they evaluated the diet protocol that has been used for 20 years at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

Dawn Luzetsky, MSN, RN; Nancy Stanley, RN; Annette Perschke MSN, RN, CRRN; E. Robert Feroli, PharmD, FASHP; and Peter Doyle, PhD also received the The Shirley Sohmer Research Award for “Examining and Reducing Distractions and Interruptions During Medication Administration: A Translation Study.”

The Nursing Publication Award was given to Sandi Dearholt, MS, RN; Kathleen White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC; Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR; and Linda Pugh, PhD, RNC, FAAN; Stephanie Poe, MScN, RN for the publication, “Educational Strategies to Develop Evidence-Based Practice Mentors.”

The Pediatric IV Response Team of Radiology Nurses was given the Nursing Excellence Award. The team, consisting of Ron Langlotz, BSN, RN; Kristina Hoerl BSN, RN; Ron Wardrope RN; Joan Ulatowski BSN, RN; Melody Corbin, Clinical Technician, helped with difficult pediatric IV insertions and mentored other staff to become experts. Their efforts led to a significant decrease in the number of pediatric outpatient cases that were canceled or rescheduled and an increase in patient satisfaction scores.

Lori Van Gosen, MSN, RN, a Pediatric NCIII on the Vascular Access Team, was awarded this year’s Evidence-Based Practice Fellowship.

Journal Articles

American Society for PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) Safety Tool Kit, 2009
Dina A. Krenzischek, Pamela Windle, Maureen Iacono, Jennifer Allen, Tanya Spiering, Theresa Clifford, Becki Hoyle, Chris Price, Cindy Ladner

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
“Promoter Hypermethylation in Sentinel Lymph Nodes as a Marker for Breast Cancer Recurrence”
Hetty Carraway, Shelun Wang, Amanda Blackford, Mingzho Guo, Penny Powers, Stacie Jeter, Nancy Davidson, Pedram Argani, Kyle Terrell, James Herman, Julie Lange [March 2009]

Breast Care
“Invasive Lobular Carcinoma of the Male Breast: A Rare Histology in an Uncommon Disease”
Susanne Briest, Russell Vang, Kyle Terrell, Leisha Emens, Julie Lange [February 2009]

Frontiers of Health Services Management
“Sealing the Cracks, Not Falling Through: Using Handoffs to Improve Patient Care”
Paine, L and Millman, A. [Spring 2009]

Gastroenterology Nursing
“Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy: in Vivo Endoscopic Tissue Analysis”
Christine Smith, Jeanette Ogilvie, Laurie McClelland [September 2008]

Issues in Mental Health Nursing
“Crisis Prevention Management: A Program to Reduce the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in an Inpatient Mental Health Setting”
Maureen Lewis, Karin Taylor, Joyce Parks [March 2009]

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
“Evaluation of Quality Improve-ment Initiative in Pediatric Oncology: Implementation of Aggressive Hydration Protocol”
Lisa Fratino, Denise Daniel, Kenneth Cohen, Allen Chen [April-June, 2009]

Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing
“Pharmacotherapy for Acute Pain: Implications for Practice”
Dina Krenzischek, Colleen Dunwoody, Rosemary Polomano, James Ruthwell [February 2008]

Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing
“ASPAN’s Delphi Study on National Research: Priorities for Perianesthesia Nurses in the United States”
Myrna Mamaril, Jacqueline Ross, Ellen L Poole, Joni M Brady, Theresa Clifford
[February 2009]

OR Nurse
“The SGAP flap for the Postmastectomy Patient”
Frances Bayne, Courtney Edwards, Svetlana Filer
[May 2009]

Patient Safety
“A Novel Process for Introducing a New Intraoperative Program: A Multidisciplinary Paradigm for Mitigating Hazards and Improving Patient Safety”
Jose Rodriguez-Paz, Lynette Mark, Kurt Herzer, James Michelson, Kelly Grogan, Joseph Herman, David Hunt, Linda Wardlow, Elwood Armour, Peter Pronovost [January 2009]

Book Publications

Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice, 3rd Ed.
Polovich, M, Whitford, JM, Olsen, M (Eds.).
Pittsburgh: Oncology Nursing Society [2009]
Hopkins Nursing Contributors: Joanne Finley, MiKaela Olsen, Brenda K. Shelton, Janice L. Skinner

Critical Care Nursing, North American Edition A Holistic Approach 9th Ed.
“The Critically Ill Pregnant Patient”
Cathy Maiolatesi [December 2008]

Current Cancer Therapeutics, 5th Ed.
Ettinger, DS, Donehower, RC, Olsen, M and RN Schwartz (Eds).
Hopkins Nursing Contributors: Joanne Finley, MiKaela Olsen, Janet R. Walczak [2009]

PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum
Chapter 8
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009
Dina A. Krenzischek

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