Summer 2016

Marion BroomeIn This Issue
Hello! Welcome to our Summer 2016 edition of the Nursing Leadership Exchange. You may notice that in this issue we are expanding our coverage from a single topic area (i.e., education, research, clinical practice or global health) to incorporate information from several areas of interest. Each area is aligned with our new four-year strategic plan for Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). (Read more)

Chuck VacchianoFlorida State Nurse Anesthesia Students Tune into Duke Class through Unique Partnership
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America, giving approximately 70 million rural Americans access to anesthesia. With this in mind and under the leadership of Dr. Charles Vacchiano, professor, the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Nurse Anesthesia Program faculty developed a distance learning component to the program. (Read more)

CubaVamos a La Habana! Exploring Nursing in Cuban Health Care System
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Global and Community Health Affairs Dr. Michael Relf will lead a group to Cuba to learn about the role of Cuban nurses in health care delivery, and you’re invited. (Read more)

Safety graphicPatient Safety Institute: Promoting a Culture of Safety
Up to 98,000 patients die each year due to hospital medical errors according to the Institute of Medicine. And medical facilities and leaders across the country have been working for years to reduce controllable patient deaths and improve patient safety. With patient safety being the central foundation of any health care system, promoting a culture of safety is critical in making a significant difference.  Dr. Bradi Granger, associate professor, is coordinating the Patient Safety Institute and it will introduce patient safety concepts and methods that help promote and improve a culture of safety. (Read more)

DUSON 360: Dr. Merwin Receives Nearly $3 Million for Research Study
Through a nearly $3 million research award, Dr. Elizabeth “Beth” Merwin and her team will conduct research that can reduce health disparities for individuals under the age of 65 who are eligible for Medicare due to a disability and mental illness. (Watch video)

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