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Office of Research, Patient Care Services

ORPCS Published Research Articles and Abstracts

Guelman, L., Hsieh, C.D., Pine, K., Lough, M.E. Optimizing antibiotic management for acute simple cystitis in women: An evidence-based roadmap for the primary care ambulatory setting. Urologic Nursing, 2019; 39(6) 283-292.

Chartier AL, Bouvier MJ, McPherson DR, Stepenosky JE, Taysom DA, Marks RM (2019). The Safety of Maternal and Fetal MR Imaging at 3T.  AJR Am J Roentgenol. AJR, 213, 1-5.

Pickering, C., Yefimova, M., Maxwell, C., Puga, C., Sullivan, T. Daily (2019) Context for Abusive and Neglectful Behavior in Family Caregiving for Dementia. The Gerontologist. [Epub Ahead of Print] DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnz110.

Pickering, C. E., Yefimova, M., & Maxwell, C. (2019). Co-occurrence of abuse and neglect as reported by dementia family caregivers. Innovation in Aging, 3(Suppl 1), S544.

Meyer, K., Lee, K., Yefimova, M., & Pickering, C. (2019). Contexts surrounding psychological mistreatment and neglect by caregivers to people with dementia. Innovation in Aging, 3(Suppl 1), S544.

King, H.K., Bouvier, M., Todd, N, Coleman, B.J., Montalto, G., et al. (2019). Shipboard Global Health Engagement Missions: Essential Lessons for Military Healthcare Personnel.  Military Medicine, usz113.

Lough, M. E., Shradar, E., Hsieh, C., & Hedlin, H. (2019). Contamination in adult midstream clean-catch urine cultures in the emergency department: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 45(5), 488-501.

Yefimova, M., Pickering, C., Maxwell, C., Puga, F., & Sullivan, T. (2019). Risk and protective factors for abuse and neglect in daily caregiving. Innovation in Aging, 3(Suppl 1), S544.

ORPCS and Collaborative Innovations 

ORPCS and Residency Program

In 2019, 30 nurses graduated from the Stanford Nurse Residency Program. As part of their 1-year residency program, the nurse residents receive comprehensive training in Evidence Based Practice (EBP) and literature appraisal from ORPCS. The nurse residents are required to work in teams to evaluate a relevant EBP clinical topic. In 2019 the topics ranged from “Use of video translation services to improve patient satisfaction and patient safety” to “Use of acupressure to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting”.  

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Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA)

Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA): Maria Yefimova worked with an interdisciplinary team led by a bedside nurse to advance Stanford Health Care Emergency Department (ED) efforts to achieve geriatric ED accreditation. This required all ED nursing staff to be competent in identifying delirium in patients older than 65 years with knowledge of appropriate interventions to manage delirium. ORPCS assisted in project design, outcome measures, data management and geriatric content expertise. ED implementation is scheduled for Spring 2020.

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Staff Placement to the New Hospital

Nick Berte worked with a transdisciplinary team to digitize and administer the Staff Placement survey for the nursing staff transition from 300P to 500P. At the time of survey closure 99% of staff had responded; 87% of nurses were placed in their first preferred unit, while 9% were placed in their second preferred unit, and 2% received their third choice.  Transformative executive nursing leadership in collaboration with nursing shared leadership facilitated the transition of large numbers of nurses into a new hospital optimizing personal preferences and a safe skill mix.

ORPCS and Professional Recognition 

Mary E. Lough PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAHA, FCNS, FAAN was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) in Washington, D.C. in October 2019. The American Academy of Nursing's approximately 2,400 fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. Mary is a skilled nurse research scientist who has made key contributions to the success of ORPCS.

Congratulations to Dr. Lough on this prestigious award. Thank you for all your positive and tremendous contributions to the nursing profession

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