Research posters line the halls in the lower level of UofL Hospital. The posters on display represent the work of nurses and doctors to improve professional practice and patient care through a data driven problem-solving approach.

“The generation of new knowledge, research, is one of the primary missions at UofL Hospital. All health care professionals within this organization are supported in the use, creation, and dissemination of knowledge. Our annual research day is an opportunity to showcase these efforts,” said Reetta Stikes MSN, RNC-NIC, CLC, CKC, Quality Improvement Coordinator.

On May 9, the Evidence-Based Practice Council and Nursing Interdisciplinary Research Council presented first-place awards to poster winners in the categories of quality improvement, evidence-based practice and research.

Quality improvement projects work to incorporate existing knowledge into process improvement activities. Evidence-based practice projects translate new knowledge into clinical, administrative or educational practices, while research focused projects seek to generate new knowledge for a discipline and assist in scientifically testing new theories or interventions.

Below are the first-place winners for each category:

  • Quality Improvement Award:
    • “Providing a Voice for Nurses: Roaming Coffee and Chats” Jordan Fentress, BSN, RN, PCCN and Marina Dubinchik, BSN, RN, PCCN
  • Evidence-Based Practice Award:
    • “Decreasing Non-ICU Telemetry Use” Jordan Fentress BSN, RN, PCCN and Marina Dubinchik BSN, RN, PCCN
  • Research Award:
    • “Fact or Fiction: Is the Extreme Elderly Trauma Patient at a Greater Risk for Developing Contrast Induced Nephropathy?” Kimberly Broughton-Miller, APRN, Regina Doan, RN, Jodi Wojcik, APRN, Karina Pentecost, APRN, Michelle Frisbie, APRN, Brian Harbrecht, MD University of Louisville Hospital Department of Surgery
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