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May 15
2015
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For Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), Memorial Day is more than a three-day weekend. It’s a time for us to honor and remember the men and women who answered the call of freedom and paid the ultimate sacrifice.DUSON has always had a special connection to the military. During World War II, many of our graduate nurses went abroad to support U.S. and Allied troops. And even today, DUSON has faculty, staff and students who have or are actively serving our nation.During this time of observance, DUSON’S faculty, staff and students would like to honor family and friends who served in the...
May 14
2015
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Duke University School of Nursing sponsors a presentation and panel discussion entitled "Economic Benefits of Less Restrictive Regulation of APRNs in North Carolina: An Analysis of Local and Statewide Effects on Business Activity" on Tuesday, May 26, from noon to 2 p.m., in Pearson room 1014. Presenting during the session is Research Scholar Dr. Christopher J. Conover with Duke University Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research and PhD student with Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy Robert Richards. A panel discussion will follow featuring Duke University School of...
May 13
2015
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For most students, spring break is about relaxing or just taking a mental break, if possible. Others choose to work on upcoming class work that’s due. For students like Danielle Pipher, it’s about saving the lives of mothers and children in an underdeveloped country. Pipher, along with ABSN students Tara Hart and Drew Thabault, MSN student Shana Webb, Nurse Researchers with the Department of Neuroscience Kelly Holsinger and Jessica Moreno and Clinical Instructor Barbara Hoteling, traveled to the northwest corner of Huehuetenango, Guatemala as part of the Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB...
May 07
2015
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MSN graduate Amanda Paya remembers being inundated as a child with images in magazines and on television of people dying from AIDS. She recalls the panic conveyed through the media of the disease that was still so new and that no one understood. “I’m a child of the eighties, so I remember seeing those images and wanting to help and wanting to make a difference,” Paya recalls. During her undergraduate years, Paya was again reminded of the HIV/AIDS crisis as she watched the Emmy award-winning film “And the Band Played On.” The docudrama was based on the best-selling 1987 book “And the Band...
May 21
2015
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Karin Reuter-Rice, Suzy Berndt, ABSN student Julia Eads and School of Medicine Department of Neurology colleague Ellen Bennett authored a chapter entitled "State of the Science of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Biomarkers and Gene Association Studies" in the Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 33: Traumatic Brain Injury.
May 21
2015
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Karin Reuter-Rice along with School of Medicine colleague Ellen R. Bennett and Daniel T. Laskowitz authored a chapter entitled "Genetics of Traumatic Brain Injury" in the CRC Press book Translational Research in Traumatic Brain Injury. The book will be available Sept. 15.
May 20
2015
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(From Winter 2015 Duke Nursing magazine)By Angela SpiveyDuke MSN students who sign on for clinical experience hours in Duke’s same-day access heart failure clinic have their work cut out for them. Run by Karol Harshaw-Ellis, A/ACNP-BC, MSN’94, DNP’11, with the help of another nurse practitioner (Midge Bowers, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, MSN’90, FAANP, assistant professor of nursing) and a cardiologist, the clinic provides intensive outpatient care to people with heart failure, in an effort to reduce emergency department visits and hospital admissions. “The students have to use all the knowledge and...
May 19
2015
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Rachel Richesson and Christopher Chute co-published an introductory article entitled "Health information technology data standards get down to business: maturation within domains and the emergence of interoperability" in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. The special focus issue was on data standards.  
May 19
2015
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Marilyn Oermann gave the keynote address entitled "Evaluating Clinical Competencies" at the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education Conference in Eugene, Ore.
May 19
2015
  • Alumni Achievements
Lenoir Memorial Hospital presented MSN Nursing Education Alumnus Christopher Wiggins with the Faye Sugg Excellence Award for exemplifying excellence in nursing practice and scholarship, and for making outstanding contributions to the nursing profession in leadership, clinical practice or education. An except from Wiggins' nomination read: "Serving as an advocate in promoting continued educational advancement is second nature to this nurse nominee. He encourages clinical nurses to seeking learning opportunities pertaining to their work environment. He currently serves as a mentor for new...
May 19
2015
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Bei Wu co-authors article entitled "Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms and Oral Health Outcomes in a Community Sample of Older Adults" in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
May 19
2015
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Jennie De Gagne is the senior author of an article entitled "The use of the movie 'The Island' for nursing informatics in nursing students" that was published in the Journal of the Korea Contents Association.
May 14
2015
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Kathryn Evans Kreider authored two book chapters entitled "Inpatient Insulin Management for Complex Enteral Feedings" and "Transitioning from Intravenous to Subcutaneous Insulin in a Complicated Patient" in the newest American Diabetes Association book 'Diabetes Case Studies.' The book will be available for the first time at the 75th American Diabetes Association Scientific sessions in June.
May 14
2015
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Margie Molloy, Ryan Shaw and Jacqueline Vaughn received the Bayada Award for Technological Innovation in Health Professional Education and Practice and a check for $10,000. The award is given to health care professionals who have made a significant contribution to health care professional education or practice through the development and/or adoption of new technology. The DUSON trio uses video as an instructional tool for high fidelity or "lifelike" clinical simulations. Students view the video in Google Glass or on an iPad while delivering care to a mannequin. This creates a sense of realism...
May 14
2015
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Frank Titch and DNP alumni Paul Johnson published an article entitled "Improving Labor Neuraxial Analgesia by Reducing Anesthesia Provider Practice Variance Involving Routine Platelet Counts: A Quantitative Quality Improvement Project" in the May edition of the Clinical Scholars Review.
May 14
2015
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Jennie De Gagne co-presented at the ATINER Annual International Conference on Nursing in Athens, Greece. Her presentation was entitled "Practicing Interprofessional Care of Elders: Utilizing Videoconferencing and a Virtual Environment."
May 14
2015
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Melanie Mabrey presented three posters entitled "Use of eGlycemic Management Solution Produces Less Hypoglycemia for Patients Managed on Subcutaneous Insulin Therapy," “Use of eGlycemic Management Solution Achieved ADA Glycemic Targets with Low Hypoglycemia for Patients Managed on Subcutaneous Insulin Therapy” and “Use of eGlycemic Management Solution to Identify, Treat and Improve Glycemic Care for CHF Patients” at the International Hospital Diabetes Meeting sponsored by the Diabetes Technology Society in San Francisco, Calif.
May 08
2015
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Cheryl Rodgers gave the keynote address entitled "Promoting Professional Practice through Clinical Inquiry" at the inaugural Evidence-Based Practice & Nursing Research Conference in Charleston, S.C.
May 07
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Chuck Vacchiano published a letter to the editor entitled "NBCRNA Response to Zambricki et al Guest Editorial" in the April issue of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal. The letter was in response to a guest editorial questioning the value of a new recertification program for nurse anesthetists' that includes a requirement for core educational modules, assessed continuing education and periodic reexamination to maintain the CRNA credential. Vacchiano is a past president and current member of the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists...
May 07
2015
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Chuck Vacchiano and Linda Davis co-authored a poster presentation with Army CRNA Dr. Madeline Chalenor entitled "Anesthesia Emergence Phenomenon in Military Patients: An Instrument Development Study." The poster is the result of a two-year study funded by the TriService Nursing Research Program to develop an instrument to identify and quantify a unique phenomenon that occurs during emergence from general anesthesia in combat veterans. The poster placed second in the William Beaumont Army Medical Centers research competition in April.

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