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1 October 10 th, 2013

2 Attendance Blinky, Lindsay MICU; Boyle, Christopher 3 PAV; Brokaw, Jodi Dialysis; Chorik, Katherine 5 Main; Clark, Leigh Ann NSICU; Conboy, Coleen PACU; Evans, Beth GI Lab; Fondelier, Lisa Respiratory; Gettys, Valerie 7 West; Goodwin, Kevin - Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab; Graven, Christobel - 2 South; Lavra, Mike Resource Pool; Mackenize, Meese MSICU; Malecky, Amanda - 4 East; Marshall, Diane MSICU; Martin, Sarah 4/5 PAV; Martinez, Susan ET; McAdams, Nancy 3East; McWilliams, Alanna Dialysis; Mientkiewicz, Krystle - 3 Main; McIntosh, Christie DAS; Orris, Jen - SSU; Patterson, Heidi Library; Pribanic, Jenifer - 4 Main; Ranallo, Stephanie CTICU; Romano, Greg SICU; Stull, Jane OR; Urso, Kelly CTICU; Wittig, Sarah - 6 West; Williams, Amy - 6/7 PAV; Yockoven, Heather 6 West; Perla, Victoria Co-Chair; Lucas, Wendy - Nursing Ed; Cipkala-Gaffin, Jan - Nursing Ed; Fleegle, Kim - Nurse Executive Board; Archer, Mike Chair Absent: Baum, Jaida - 7 Main; 5 West; Manna, Melissa PT; Maxwell, Chevelle ASC; Excused: Evars, Debbie SON; Bakow, Cindy ED; Mackenzie, Suzanne 6 Main; Savage, Beth Informatics; Word from the Chair Review of Agenda DOH review Competencies are underway EBP posters are featured Fellowship recipients of 2013 Scholarships o EBP Fellow Aimee Shaw 5M, Jamie Day CT ICU, Mike Archer 4M, Katie Chorik 5M o Research Scholar Amanda Malecky 4E Medihoney o Thanks to the hard work and dedication of this council and collaboration with the ET team, Medihoney will soon be arriving on the shelves of a supply room near you! An EBP Success!! Journal Club November Amanda Malecky Abstract Submission for Magnet 2014 is just around the corner... Next meeting November 14 th, Large Board Room Will plan for December Festivities

3 Back to School Review Unit visits and poster display got our message to the front line staff Our visibility not only promotes the work we do, but the shared leadership model EBP Homework The hospital staff suggested over 30 unique projects ideas such as... o Use of aromatherapy o Using hand sanitizer inside the room vs outside o Is it better to have only on preceptor as opposed to multiple? o Should peripheral IVs be changed per a schedule opposed to PRN? o Standing electrolyte replacement orders o Would utilizing the Distress thermometer improve patient outcomes o Several requests pertaining to foley catheters and frequency of straight caths Nomination for Chair and Co Chair Chair Nominations o Mike Archer Co Chair Nominations o Katie Chorik, Jen Pribanic, Stephanie Ranallo, Sarah Martin, Leigh Ann Clark, Lindsey Blinky Vote will take place at November s Meeting Library Update The library will begin to have Lunch and Learns soon. These will focus on primarily on literature searches and research help. Please look forward to future dates. Journal Club Article Kevin Goodwin Sukhija, R., Prayaga, S., Marashdeh, M, Bursac, Z., Kakar, P., Bansal, D., Mehta, J. L. (2009). Effect of statins on fasting plasma glucose in diabetic and non diabetic patients. Journal of Investigational Medicine, 57(3), doi: /JIM.0b013e318197ec8b

4 Subcommittee Sign Outs Depression Screening in post MI/CAD Patients Group formed to implement depression screening tool for cardiac patients. Reviewing previous literature found and extracting new data. Identified a Depression Screening Tool, and searching for data to support appropriate scoring and interpretation, also the most appropriate interventions. Possibly implementing in the Cardiac Rehab Unit. Presenting in November. o Members Suzanne Mackenzie, Kevin Goodwin, Sarah Martin PPIs vs H2 Blockers New group developed, looking into which medications might have less effects on patients. Still developing PICO question, and finding articles. o Members Krystle Eaton, Chris Boyle, Katie Chorik o Advisor Wendy Lucas Post Surgical Oxygen Use New group developed with staff from different types of surgical services. Looking into whether patients actually need to be placed on a face mask after surgery or if a nasal cannula is acceptable. Developing PICO question. o Members Colleen Conboy, Cristle McIntosh, Jane Stull, Chevelle Maxwell o Advisor Kim Fleegle Skin Tear Prevention and Treatment New project formed to look into the effects of tape of skin tears. Member from ET team, approaching IV team to see if they would help with implementation process. Developing PICO o Members Suzanne Martin o Advisors Kim Fleegle Distress Thermometer New group formed, looking into possibly implementing the use of a distress thermometer for patients to help treat/diagnose their anxiety levels. Developing PICO, finding articles. o Members Beth Evans. Stephanie Ranallo, Christobel Graven, Jen Pribanic

5 Anxiety Reduction for Surgical Patients New group formed, looking into ways to reduce anxiety for surgical patients and possibly their families. Developing PICO, looking for articles. o Members Heather Yackovcih, Leigh Ann Clark, Ann, Jen Orris Chest Vest vs. Kinetic Physiotherapy Bed Looking to see if one is more effective to help patients that have pneumonia or acute lung injury. o Members Diane Marshall, Greg Romano, Lisa Fondelier, Mike Lavra o Advisor Wendy Lucas Subcommittee Presentation Skin Warming Therapy Group Members: Christobel Graven and Cindy Bakow o After reviewing ten journal articles it was determined that warmed blankets improves patient outcomes and satisfaction. o Throughout all of the articles the common theme was the increase of comfort, reduction of pain, anxiety, and the decreased need for analgesia. o Skin warming would be beneficial in all areas of practice at Shadyside. Tip Sheet Forthcoming PowerPoint Presentation on SharePoint Next Meeting: Thursday, November 14 th, :00 am to 12:00 noon Large Board Room Council Elections will take place Journal Club by Amanda Malecky 4 East

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