2023 Intermountain Health Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium

Poster Presentations from the Symposium

Nursing engagement in research, evidence-based practice, and continuous improvement empowers the profession of nursing as well as advances healthcare. A key part of this engagement is disseminating the work and lessons learned. The posters below showcase some of the work done by Intermountain Health nurses and their efforts to share it.

  1. Aromatherapy: An Adjunct Therapy for Pain, Katie Reese BSN, RNC-OB & SJH Research and Evidence Based Council
  2. IPAT, a New Pediatric Pain Assessment Tool: Kaylee Fauvell, MSN-Ed, RN; Jody Osteyée, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, EBP-C; Dave Collingridge, PhD; & Perry M. Gee, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
  3. Improving Breastfeeding Rates Through the Implementation of Nursing Algorithms: Marylee Tanner, BSN, RN, IBCLC; Christina Knighton, BSN, RN; Susan Stacey, BSN, RN, IBCLC; Nicole Brown, Admin Asst.; Niki Slatter, BSN, RN; Charity Huff, BSN, RN; Rachelle Little, BSN, RN; Diana Jensen, BSN, RN; Carolyn Ridge, BSN, RN; Jordan Bunkall, BSN, RN; & Alisha Bowling, MSN, RN
  4. Improving Intrapartum Glycemic Control using a Software driven Insulin Infusion Protocol: Katie Reese, BSN, RNC-OB; Lina Brou, MPH; Emily Marutzky, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM; & Brandi Smith, MD
  5. Incentive Spirometry for Abdominal Surgical Patients: Katie Reese BSN, RNC-OB & SJH Research/Evidence Based Practice Council
  6. IV Dilution is no Solution: Katie Reese, BSN, RNC-OB & SJH Research and Evidence-based Council
  7. Patient and Visitor Perpetrated Sexual Harassment: Sallie Calder, MSN, RN
  8. The Impact of Abdominal Binders on Opioid Use and Post-Operative Pain After Cesarean Birth: A Mixed Methods Designed Study, Corie Hoskins, BSN RNC & Amy Dempsey, DNPc, MSN, RNC
  9. The Impact of Guided Imagery on Pediatric Post-operative Pain Management: Kaylee Fauvell, MSN-Ed, RN; Jaquel Lillywhite, BSN, RN; & Desiree Jensen, BSN, RN
  10. The Impact of Vital Sign Assessment Frequency Reduction in Medical-Surgical Patients: Adrian Kjar, BSN RN & John Williams, RN, MBA
  11. Rural Nursing as a Specialty: Perry M. Gee, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN & Janine Roberts, MSNEd, RN
  12. Transforming Pediatric Care Through Cultural Humility: Identifying and Assessing Gaps in Language and Cultural Practice Needs, Holland Howe, BSN, RN; Rebekah Ford, BS; Arielle Melen, MSc, BS; Esteban Barreto, PhD; & Erin Avondet, MD
  13. An Assessment of Barriers and Interventions to Improve Treatment Adherence in Child and Adolescent Kidney Transplant Recipients: Leandra Bitterfeld, MSN, RN; Hannah Gillaspey, MS, CCLS, CTRS; & Caitlin Peterson, DO
  14. Primary Children's Hospital is on the Magnet® Journey: Ann Reed, MSN, RN, CNML; Cami Perry, MSN, RN, CPN, CPEN; McCall Shugars, BSN, RN; & Clare Kranz, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC, EBP-C
  15. Emergency Department Social Work Care Managers and Social Determinants of Health: Amber Kayembe, LCSW-ACM-SW; Catherine Abel, LCSW; Megan Chepkwurui, LCSW-CHES; Melissa Deshazer, LCSW; & Maria Hill, BSN, RN, MS
  16. Utilization of Community Health Workers in Rural Healthcare: Amanda S. Keddington, MSN, RN, DNP-S; Janine S. Roberts, MSN, RN; & Perry M. Gee, PhD., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
  17. Where Do I Find The Evidence? Emily Eresuma, MLS, MBA, AHIP; Ashley Bassett, MS, MLIS, AHIP; & Dave Castelli, MLS, MSM, AHIP
  18. An Education Initiative; the Development of a Certified Nursing Assistant Residency Program: Cecile B. Evans, PhD, RN; Debra Slover MS, RN, CCRN-K, CMSRN; Hazel L. Ferguson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; & Lucinda R. Larimore, MBA, BSN, RN
  19. Conceptualizing Native Americans with Type 2 Diabetes as a Vulnerable Population: Leandra Bitterfeld, MSN, RN
  20. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Screening Study: Gena Christensen, MSN, RN; Audrey Jiricko, MD; Tanvi Mahajani; Kylie Peterson, MPH; Justin B. Poll, PhD; Gene Smith, MHA, MBA; Rachel Fletcher, MPH; & Victoria Holmes

The Intermountain Health Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium showcases nursing research and evidence-based practice efforts going on throughout Intermountain Health and associated areas. The event highlights the variety of initiatives nurses are involved in and promote further nursing engagement in research and evidence-based practice.