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February 22 - 23, 2018
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Dallas, Texas

Change Inspiring Change: Educating Nurse Administrators - Superheroes of Change
Cynthia Plonien
Associate Professor, Director MSN Nursing Admin Program
University of Texas at Arlington, College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Purpose: The purpose is to share physiological effects of Internet usage on the brain. Highlighted are risks to critical thought and application of information in new situations - skills required by nurse leaders to innovate and implement change. Discussed are adaptive learning strategies which compensate for mental processes changed in online environments.

Creating Leaders through Shared Governance
Jane Norris
Education and Professional Development Specialist
Methodist Richardson Medical Center

Purpose: The purpose of this initiative was to improve the leadership skills of shared governance council chairs and co-chairs through a series of quarterly training classes facilitated by an Education Specialist. The training was in response to an identified gap in the current shared governance structure.

Creative Community Collaboration. "No More Us and Them"
Ilda Martinez
Director of Nursing Medical Surgical and Critical Care
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville

Purpose: Rural Health challenges clinicians in just about every aspect of care. Faced with rules, regulations, rapid innovation, nursing shortages, and retention of a talented workforce, begs rural community collaboration and shared resources.

Delivering Urgent Care Homeside
Verne Walker
Executive Director
Texas EMS

Purpose: The purpose is a business model that incorporates a telemedicine, urgent care, and EMS operations model, which benefits include an improvement in the patient's experience by providing the requested care at the patient's home, a reduction of ED utilization, and the cost of care.

Engaging the next generation of nurse leaders: A personalized approach to mentor new nurse managers
Irene Strejc
Vice President Nursing/ Chief Nursing Officer
Methodist Richardson Medical Center

Purpose: The aim of the presentation is to provide information regarding proper mentoring of new managers in a dynamic and rapidly progressing healthcare environment with an individualized, personalized, and caring approach by a transformational leader to attain 100% retention of Nurse Managers (NM) in a North Texas Hospital.

Giving the Daily Safety Briefing Some Teeth-An Enhanced Communication Initiative
Renita Crowdis
Director of Clinical Development and Performance Improvement
Texas Health Huguley Hospital

Purpose: Improving communication at daily safety briefing will provide appropriate information for action planning to increase safety. Learn of barriers to speaking up.Learn of effective communication traits. Development of briefing tool.

Influence of Smartphone Messaging on HbA1c
Patricia Perryman
Dean of Nursing
Carrington College

Purpose: The study measured the positive impact of digital messaging on HbA1c over a 90 day time period through weekly texts. Messages included exercise, healthy lifestyle, medication adherence, and dietary choices.

Medical Care or Comfort: Why do we have to choose? Implementing a Geriatric Trauma Palliative Care Program
Kristie Brown
Nurse Practitioner III
Rees-Jones Trauma Center at Parkland Hospital

Purpose: The geriatric (≥ 65 years of age) population is one of the fastest growing age groups in the United States; therefore, we created a Geriatric Trauma Palliative Care Program (GTPCP) at a Level 1 Trauma Center in Dallas, Texas by implementing the American College of Surgeons Palliative Care Best Practices. This poster outlines the steps from Leadership to implement the best practice guidelines.
Nursing Leadership's Role in Promoting Bedside Research
Shelley Brown-Cleere
Director - Neuroscience Services
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Purpose: The Neuroscience Nursing Research Center was established in 2013 and is dedicated to promoting beside nursing research. The purpose of this poster is to provide nurse executives with an understanding of their role in developing, promoting and mentoring a dedicated specialty nursing research program.

Re-Education Reduces Fall Rates
Kerry Radcliffe
Nursing Administrative Supervisor
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville

Purpose: Re-education regarding the Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool reduced inpatient fall rates by 65%.

The Implementation of a Strengths-Based DNP Program to Develop Leadership Competencies in Doctorate of Nursing Practice Students
Colleen Marzilli
Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Tyler

Purpose: The purpose of this research study is to explore the effectiveness of a strengths-based DNP program for the development of leadership competencies.

Triad Mentoring Model: Developing Future Nurse Leaders
Pamela Willson
Director and Clinical Professor, Leadership and Nursing Administration Program
Texas State University, St. David's School of Nursing

Purpose: We will present the Triad Mentoring Model's and its implementation by nurse leaders in succession planning. The impact of Leader Mentorship to student perceptions of career development and exemplars of mentoring activities that benefit the facility while developing future nurses leaders will be displayed.

Using standard work to improve mentorship and staff accountability
Philip Boettcher
VP of Emergency Services and Nursing
Baylor University Medical Center

Purpose: Describes utilization of lean principles to develop charge nurse standard work. Work session identified CN non-value added work, to create time for new value-added work. A mentoring tool was developed that provides coaching in real time, building trust and peer-to-peer accountability. Process is defined. Quality outcomes improvements are included.