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Jul 18
2018
  • Announcements
RELAXATION ROOM Thursday, July 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., come and ease your mind in the relaxation room. Taking intentional breaks can help sustain energy, enhance mood and improve your ability to cope with challenges. Visit Pearson 3023 to enjoy mandala coloring, essential oils, brainteasers and relaxing sounds and scenes. HEALTH ASSESSMENT Get a free snapshot of your health with a registered nurse through LIVE FOR LIFE’S Health Assessment! Visit our nursing team on Tuesday, July 24 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Duke North 0 Level Elevator corridor. DUSON WELLNESS WEBPAGE Find wellness...
Jul 18
2018
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Karin Reuter-Rice recently presented two posters and published research abstracts entitled "Physiologic Risk Factors Associated with Functional Outcomes in Pediatric Post-Traumatic Cerebral Vasospasm" and "Consent Characteristics of a Genetic and Biobanking Study in Pediatric Acute Traumatic Brain Injury" at the 9th Congress of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS) 2018 in Singapore.  The posters were both based on her research and her multidisciplinary team of scientists, research staff and students.  The scientific content at WFPICCS is focused...
Jul 18
2018
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Karin Reuter-Rice recently published an article entitled "The Effect of the Relationship of APOE Polymorphisms and Cerebral Vasospasm on Functional Outcomes in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury" in Biological Research for Nursing. Co-authors include experts from Duke University School of Medicine and West Virginia University. Abstract Background: Pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability. Polymorphisms in the apolipoprotein E ( APOE) gene have been linked to cerebral vasospasm (CV) and poor outcomes in adults with TBI, yet these associations remain...
Jul 18
2018
  • Announcements
OGACHI and DUSON welcome international visiting scholar, Deepak Kamath, MD who arrived yesterday, July 17, for a three-month visit. Kamath is an Assistant Professor at St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences in Bangalore, India and will have a mentored and professional development experience working under the guidance of Bradi Granger. During his time at DUSON, Kamath will: Obtain knowledge on analysis of qualitative data gathered in Phase 1 of his study from his institution in India (St John's Hospital). This data will be analyzed partly at Duke University for assistance as a first...
Jul 18
2018
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Michael Relf recently completed a visiting professorship at Fudan University School of Nursing in Shanghai, China. During his visit, he participated in a HIV symptom management symposium hosted by Dean Yan HU of the Fudan University School of Nursing.  He delivered the following presentations as part of the sympsoium: HIV-related stigma: What is it and how do we measure it? HIV-related stigma, affective symptoms and the HIV treatment cascade. Development and testing of an intervention to addressed internationalized HIV-related stigma.  
Jul 18
2018
  • Student Achievements
Congratulations to ABSN student Caitlin Allen who recently received a gold star from her nurse manager on DUH 6100 due to positive feedback on the Press-Ganey survey that patients and family members complete. Kudos for taking great care of your patients and making DUSON proud!
Jul 18
2018
  • Announcements
Dean Broome will host a breakfast at our Elder St. location on Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 8 until 9 a.m. Join Dean Broome in the Atrium at 7:45 a.m. to walk over and enjoy a light breakfast and friendly conversation with your colleagues. Please RSVP using the qualtrics link: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aVt3EAOr6Hwdpxr
Jul 18
2018
  • News
With the number of geriatric specialized providers decreasing and the population of older adults increasing, it is becoming ever more important to educate primary care providers in geriatric care. According to the American Geriatric Society, 20,000 geriatricians are currently needed to care for over 14 million older adults, but as of 2016 there were only 7,293 certified geriatricians nationwide. As with physicians, many of the nation’s nurses lack expertise in elder care. Additionally, fewer than one percent of registered nurses (RNs) and fewer than three percent of advanced practice...
Jul 17
2018
  • University and Health System
The Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development is holding their 3rd Annual Research and Education Retreat on Sept. 14 from 12 until 5 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Mary duke Trent Semans Center for Health Education. The retreat will feature three keynote talks on a spectrum of age-related research and a panel discussion. A major component of the event will be a poster presentation where there will be promoting of exchanging among investigators and educators with current or potential projects related to aging. This will be done in an informal setting with refreshments available...
Jul 17
2018
  • Announcements
Saturday morning, we departed early to take the two-and-a-half-hour bus ride to San Juan del Sur, a beach community on the coast of Nicaragua. We could see just how lush the countryside is. Our hotel for the evening was right across the street from the beach and after settling in, we immediately headed towards the sand and waves. The view and weather were spectacular. (Read more)
Jul 17
2018
  • Announcements
In collaboration with Duke University School of Nursing, the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy will select and award Margolis Scholars in Nursing. Selected Scholars will be enrolled in the following programs at the School of Nursing: PhD, DNP, or combination of both. The Scholar(s) will be selected in Summer Term 2018 and the scholarship will begin in Fall Term 2018. For PhD candidates, eligible Scholar(s) will be rising second or third year students at the time of application; DNP candidates will be matriculating first year students. The selected Scholar(s) will be part of a university-...
Jul 17
2018
  • New Faculty and Staff
Duke University School of Nursing is excited to welcome Siti Ricks!  Ricks joins the MSN program clinical placement team. She brings a wealth of preceptor engagement experience having worked with North Carolina AHEC as a logistics, housing and program coordinator.  Welcome to the DUSON family!
Jul 17
2018
  • Announcements
Duke University School of Nursing Staff and Workplace Advocacy Council recently hosted a summer celebration at the Durham Bulls stadium for a baseball game. DUSON's very own Nightingales also sang the National Anthem at the opening of the game.  The night consisted of food trucks, fun, fireworks and baseball as the Durham Bulls beat the Charlotte Knights for the Stranger Things themed game.  See some fun photos below from the game!  
Jul 17
2018
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Liz Rende was recently inducted into the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP), in Denver at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) conference. Rende was unable to attend the conference in person, so she attended via JaMMeR, our device that can be controlled from anywhere in the world via a desktop computer, laptop or mobile devices such as iPad or iPhones. FAANP impacts national and global health by engaging recognized nurse practitioner (NP) leaders who make outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education, or policy...
Jul 17
2018
  • Announcements
Duke University School of Nursing's Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) and Student Council recently raised $700 for Curamericas. The funds were raised at a karaoke event where many students and faculty were in attendance for singing, prizes and dancing.  A portion of these funds have been used to purchase four blood pressure machines that left with a volunteer group for Guatemala on July 11. Additionally, a Doppler machine was also purchased to add to the equipment that will go to a new community-based nurse and midwife run maternity and primary care center in the Guatemalan highlands...
Jul 16
2018
  • Alumni Achievements
​ABSN '18 alumna Lucy Frank recently won third place for her nursing student essay entitled "The Fish Tank." Frank submitted her essay to the Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest. The Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest asks medical and nursing students to engage in a reflective writing exercise that illustrates an experience where they or a team member worked to ensure that humanism was at the core of care.  First-, second- and third-place essays for both nursing and medical students will be chosen by a panel including health care professionals, writers/...
Jul 16
2018
  • University and Health System
Join Duke Police for their annual National Night Out event on Aug. 7 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at The Devil's Den. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Come join Duke Police for food, games and fun. Find more information here.
Jul 16
2018
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Staci Reynolds and Bradi Granger recently published an article entitled "Implementation Strategies to Improve Evidence-Based Bathing Practices in a Neuro ICU" in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality. Co-authors include experts from Duke University Hospital.  Abstract Background: Evidence supports daily bathing using chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) cloths to decrease preventable hospital-acquired central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). However, implementation of this practice is inconsistent. Using multifaceted strategies to promote implementation is supported in the literature...
Jul 16
2018
  • Announcements
Jackie Allen is a DUSON senior program analyst who works on REDcap project creation/updates and Deduce pulls of Maestro Care data. If you need help with a REDCap data build or DEDUCE data pull, please contact Jackie Allen: Jacqueline.f.allen@duke.edu  
Jul 16
2018
  • Announcements
The DUSON “treadmill meeting room” located in room 3140 in the Pearson North Wing is now open! The room contains six low speed treadmills, each with a work surface, arranged in a U shape facing a video monitor with our standard conference room AV set up. This room is currently for faculty and staff only and requires your ID badge to access 24/7. It is now listed in Meeting Room Manager for reservations. Think of this room just as you would any of our meeting rooms. You can reserve it in advance, hold an unplanned meeting in the room if it is not already scheduled, or take a walk on the...

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