Tanabe and Doctoral Students Author Publications & More

Paula Tanabe co-authored three publications with several doctoral students and presented at several conferences recently. Tanabe co-authored an article with DNP student Marcia Zuzul entitled "Improving Preoperative Cardiac Assessment Efficiency by Using the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines: A Quality Improvement Project" in the Clinical Scholars Review.

She also co-authored an article with PhD student Mariam Kayle entitled "Evaluation of a sickle cell disease educational website fore emergency providers" in the August issue of the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. Several other faculty were involved in this publication as well: Jill Brennan-Cook, Brigit Carter, Anne Derouin and Susan Silva.

Tanabe co-authored an article with PhD student Hants Williams entitled "Sickle Cell Disease: A Review of Non-pharmacological Approaches for Pain" in the October issue of The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

During the months of September and October, Tanabe also made several presentations including two that were developed by a research team where she served as the principal investigator.

  • "Improving Emergency Department Care for Sickle Cell Disease: A Case Study Example of a Quality Improvement Team" at the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Meetings in Baltimore, MD. (Gail Aiken and Cher Durham presented on behalf of the research team).
  • "Best Practices: Development and Implementation of a Screening Tool to Identify Barriers to Healthcare and Unmet Psychosocial Needs for Sickle Cell Patients in the Emergency Department" at the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care Annual Conference in Austin, TX. (Julie Johnston and Carlton Rutherford presented on behalf of the research team.)
  • "Celebrating Success: Improvements in the Management of Sickle Cell Disease in the Emergency Department" during the Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Grand Rounds at Duke University.
  • "Emergency Department Management of Sickle Cell Disease" at the 1st Sickle Cell Disease Symposium: A Comprehensive Approach to Managing Sickle Cell Disease in Charlotte, NC.

Tanabe was also appointed to represent the National Emergency Nurses Association on two task force: Taskforce for National Improvement of Sickle Cell Emergency Care and the American Society of Hematology.

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