Nursing research at Salem Health

Evidence-based Practice/Research Vision

Evidence drives practice

Our Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Council serves as a bridge between the evidence and implementation at the point of care

Clinicians are supported and developed in applying the integrated EBP Lean model with their colleagues

Practice is continuously updated based on the best available evidence

When no evidence is available, research or quality improvement (QI) is conducted when knowledge is needed for practice

Clinicians share learnings across the organization, adapting best practices at the unit level (Yoketan) when applicable.

Clinicians disseminate the results of Lean/QI, EBP and research projects in oral and poster presentations and through publications in peer-reviewed journals

Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice

At Salem Health we have adopted the Iowa Model of Evidence-based Practice to guide our clinical inquiry. As depicted on the diagram of the model, once a topic is vetted a priority for a team, relevant literature is critiqued. When sufficient high level evidence is available, the change in practice is piloted through our integrated EBP/Lean model. The purpose of these pilots is to ensure the same outcomes are realized for our patients that were systematically found in the research. In contrast, if our critical appraisal of the literature does not uncover sufficient evidence to guide practice, we encourage teams to base practice decisions on other types of evidence, or to conduct unit-based research to generate new evidence to inform our practice. 

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Current research

 

Principal Investigator/

Co-Investigators

Title of Study

Unit

1

Allison Eshelman
Margo Halm

Stress Response of Individuals at High Risk for Lung Cancer who Undergo Low Dose Computed Tomography Screening

Salem Cancer Institute

2

Ann Alway Robin Mack Ivan Hammond Cheryl Langbecker Julie Pflug

Supine Cycling

ICU

3

Margo Halm

Evaluation of the Impact of EBP Education: Development of a Modified Fresno Test for Acute Care Nursing

Funded by American Nurses Foundation

Nursing Administration/

Research

4

Susanna Mannix
Kelly Blanco
Ruth Fitzgerald
Tess Rice
Laura Warner
Sandy Davidson
Joe Duffy
Kristie Lawrence
Margo Halm

Effect of Vapocoolant Spray on Pain associated with Peripheral IV Insertion

IRU, Prep/ Recovery

5

Andrea Bell
Jenna Cerny
Tara Edick
Patty Elmore
Fara Etzel
Marcus Gabriel
Bernice Garner
Jamie Holmstrom
Michelle Hirschkorn
Michelle Jones
Janelle Williams
Margo Halm

Blood Sampling via Peripheral Intravenous Catheters versus Venipuncture: Reliability of Lab Values and Experience of Pain in Pediatric Patients

Pediatrics

6

Beckie Sparks
Heather Cofer

Medic IVs: Impact of Changing per Clinical Indication

ED

7

Sandy Bunn

Subcutaneous Long-Acting Insulin (detemir) during IV Insulin Infusion in the Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Advanced Practice Nursing

Studies completed in previous Magnet cycle (2010 – 2015)

 

Principal Investigator/

Co-Investigators

Title of Study

Unit

1

Patricia Barnes

Fetal Exposure to Intrapartum Narcotics

Nurse Midwives

2

Holli DeVon Anne Rosenfeld Margo Halm Heather Nelson Jill Cohen

Influence of Gender on Symptom Characteristics in Acute Coronary Syndromes

Funded by NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research

ED

3

Margo Halm

Specific Needs & Concerns of Spouse Caregivers of CAB Patients during the Early Postoperative Period

Funded by MNAF

Nursing Administration/

Research

4

Margo Halm
Paul Howard
EBP Members

Evidence-Based Practice Readiness: An Interprofessional Perspective

EBP Council

5

Heather Rideout
Audrey Nickodemus Jordana McDonald
Kirk Hill
Ann Alway
Betsy Alford
Kathy Mahosky
Kai Engstad
Andrea Ianus

Planned Rest Periods and Patient Satisfaction in Cardiac Surgery Patients

CVCU

6

Ann Alway
Charlette Lumby
Lauris Currier
Amanda Mehlhoff
Marisha Stewart
Kelsi Taylor
Megan McKinney

Pressure Ulcer Development

ICU

7

Andrea Bell
Tara Edick
Fara Etzel
Linda Frey
June Handrich
Lisa Ketchum
Elizabeth Monson
Susan Ritenour
Janelle Williams
Jennifer Young

Effect of Saline Use in Nasal Suctioning of Infants

Pediatrics

8

Jeanne St. Pierre

Results of the Geriatric Institutional Assessment Profile (GIAP) in a Community Hospital

Advanced Practice Nursing

9

Rhonda Evans Margo Halm Amie Wittenberg

Caring for Patients at the End of Life: One Size Doesn't Fit All

Funded by the Beryl Institute

Inpatient Oncology, Salem Cancer Institute




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