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Our newest members of Undergrads from St. Anselm College and Nurse Leaders inducted on October 27, 2013
Welcome Rivier Underdrads and Grad and also Nurse Leader inductees from February 16th, 2013
Epsilon Tau at Large, a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International held our Annual Research Day on April 12th, 2014 at Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire. Susan DiStasio DNP, APRN, AOCNP was our keynote speaker and presented her valuable research on “RNs’ Beliefs and Implementation of EBP”. Susan is the Nursing Administrative Director at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and also a Sigma Theta Tau member. Rivier faculty member Karen Frenn EdD, RN, CNE led a workshop"Getting Started in Clinical Research" and several students and members presented research posters listed below:
Title: Effectiveness of a Nurse-Administered Educational Intervention in the Reduction of Symptoms of Postpartum Depression; Authors: Deborah McCarter-Spaulding PhD, RNC and Abigail Crane, SN
Title: Pediatric Ulcers: Improving Skin Care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Authors: Bridget O. Mudge RN, MS and Caleigh B. MacDonald, SN
Title: Desflurane and Nursing Staffing in PACU and Day Surgery; Authors: Amanda Carmichael RN, BSN, MBA; Mary Kerutis, RN; and Shannon Goulart, RN, BSN
Any questions may be directed to Dr. Antonia Nelson via email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
We held our Annual Meeting on September 27th at Rivier University. New officers were introduced and reports given, including a Chapter update. See minutes to left.
Research day was a great success! There were two very interesting speakers, Mark Hand, and Dr. Antonia Nelson.
Mark Hand talked about his pilot study using a sensor that detects position changes to determine if it can be used effectively in the morbidly obese population. It sounds like he will be doing further research to help nurses determine best practices in pressure ulcer prevention. Hopefully we'll have some better evidence regarding position changes and timeframe soon!
Dr. Nelson discussed her research in decision making regarding infant feeding. It was very interesting to see all the factors that go into the decision making process and all of the outside pressures that women experience when deciding.
There were several very interesting posters and even a pre-conference workshop in which we learned more about how to critically evaluate qualitative research!
I'm very excited for next year's research day! Consider joining us next year! Let me know if there are any themes you'd like to see in the future!