Thursday, September 5

5:00–6:00 pm

Global Health in Pediatric Oncology: A Practical Guide for Nurses (209)

In high-income countries (HIC), the survival of childhood cancer has reached over 80% in recent years. However, in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), where the majority of the world’s children with cancer live, survival remains around 20%. Many hospitals and organizations in HICs have partnered with those in LMICs to help bridge this survival gap. Frequently, nurses from HICs who participate in these efforts have limited experience working in limited-resource settings.

5:00 – 5:20 pm

Paper Presentation: Evidence-Based Practice Projects and Quality Improvement Initiatives — Bundles and Spreadsheets: Evidence-Based CLABSI Reduction and the Challenge of MBIs (210-1)

The inpatient hematology/oncology and stem cell transplant units at an urban children’s hospital had experienced multiple years above the Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) baseline central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates, including and excluding mucosal barrier injury (MBI) events. Two clinical nurse specialists (CNSs)—one focused on hospital-acquired infections, another focused on the inpatient cancer center—decided to approach their local policies and outcomes data critically.

5:20–5:40 pm

Paper Presentation: Evidence-Based Practice Projects and Quality Improvement Initiatives — Bridging the Gap: An Academic-Practice Partnership to Foster Confidence in Conducting Evidence-Based Practice Projects (210-2)

Partnerships between academia and practice can lead to improved patient care outcomes. Nurse educators in both academia and practice are positioned to facilitate opportunities for students and practicing nurses to be involved in evidence-based practice (EBP) care initiatives. Best practices in collaborative partnerships have demonstrated the significance of their far-reaching impact on students, nurses, patients, and health systems. However, many students and nurses still lack the confidence in initiating and carrying out EBP projects.

5:40–6:00 pm

Paper Presentation: Evidence-Based Practice Projects and Quality Improvement Initiatives — Partners in practice: Utilizing QI methodology to enhance collaboration between bedside nursing and nurse leaders to decrease medication errors (210-3)

Administration of high-risk medications is a core competency for pediatric hematology/oncology nurses. Medication errors have significant adverse effects (AE), further complicating already complex treatment. Nurses involved with adverse drug events (ADEs) are at risk to develop second-victim symptoms. Our team developed and implemented a nursing intervention utilizing quality improvement processes to enhance collaboration between bedside nurses and unit leadership. We aimed to decrease medication errors and near misses by 20%. We exceeded our project goal.
Speaker:
Mindy Bibart, MSN RN NE-BC CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.33