The Conference date has changed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The 2020 Conference will now be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

This event is intended to showcase the excellent work of nurses at UC Davis Health. Submit your Evidence-Based Practice projects, Quality Improvement efforts, and Research studies. Individuals and teams are encouraged to submit projects for presentation to disseminate the excellent work being accomplished.  

The 2020 conference will be held on Wednesday August 5th – the same day as the Nursing Recognition event! We are collaborating to offer all the celebration and learning together on one day. Conveniently located in our new North Addition areas, this event is offered at no cost to you. The day includes:

  • Poster session with Mentored Poster Rounds
  • Ignite! (5-minute) sessions
  • Podium (20-minute) sessions
  • Raffle prizes
  • Awards to highest scored projects
    Midday Nursing Recognition event including refreshments and a keynote speaker

Unit-Based Practice Councils (UBPC), individuals, and interdisciplinary teams are welcome!

  • Each UBPC is required to disseminate a completed project at the conference.
  • Abstract submissions are now closed.
  • Submissions have been selected, and authors have been notified
  • Poster/slide development assistance is available prior to June 30, 2020
  • Highest rated projects in each Best category have been identified and have been asked to present their work in a 20-minute Distinguished Podium Presentation session
    Presentations and slides will be due to the EBP & Research Council no later than July 15, 2020

Any questions? Please contact hs-ebpresearch@ucdavis.edu.

The Journey of Discovery – Using Evidence as a Road Map

Thank you to those who participated in our inaugural Nursing Science and Professional Governance Conference on May 7, 2019. The event agenda can be accessed via the linked content above. Poster session presentations can be accessed via hyperlinks below.

Poster Presentations 

Quality improvement   Innovation  Evidence-based practice   Previously presented

# Abstract title Unit/department Strategic objective
A Outpatient case management: An evolution towards value-based care Adult Infusion Center UBPC Best financial stewardship
B Improving the patient’s experience through communication Ambulatory Nursing Governance Council Best patient experience
C Raising the bar for nursing care with specialty certification Cancer Center UBPC Best people & practice environment
D Comfort strategies utilized in pediatric peripheral iv placement Children’s Hospital UBPC Best patient experience
E Surgical team handoff to the CSC PACU nurse: an evidence implementation plan CSC PACU UBPC Best quality
F Improving patient flow on an orthopedic unit: a pilot project Davis 14 UBPC Best patient experience
G Discharge by noon Davis 6 UBPC Best financial stewardship
H Fall reduction Davis 7 pediatrics Davis 7 Pediatrics UBPC Best quality
I CAUTI reduction East 4 UBPC Best quality
J Falls: Decreasing the number of falls for the neuroscience patient population East 5 Neuroscience UBPC Best quality
K Timely admissions East 5 PM&R UBPC Best quality
L Communication whiteboards: Promoting effective communication by updating patient whiteboards East 6 Cardiothoracic PCU UBPC Best patient experience
M Increasing the number of certified registered nurses in uc davis emergency department ED UBPC Best people & practice environment
N 2018 Inpatient documentation upgrade EMR Council Best quality
O Improving pain outcomes in home health patients Home Health UBPC Best quality
P From post surgery through survivorship: Self-management support of colorectal patients with ostomies Thomas Dwyer Adult Infusion Center Best quality
Q CAUTI prevention in the neurosurgical intensive care unit NSICU UBPC Best quality
R RN whiteboard utilization in the hospital setting: Implementation to increase compliance PCR UBPC Best patient experience
S Powerglide pro vs bioflo as a reliable midline vascular access device for sequential blood sampling PICC Apheresis UBPC Best quality
T Implementing a multidisciplinary pediatric A-F bundle and early mobility program in pediatric ICU PICU UBPC Best quality
U Implementation of structured problem solving at UC Davis Medical Center: engaging the front line nurse Quality & Safety Council UBPC Best quality
V Falls in SICU SICU UBPC Best quality
W Easing the patient’s transition of care T6 MSU UBPC Best patient experience
X Did you know your patient’s bed calls your vocera? Tower 4 UBPC Best quality
Y Going lean: A system wide approach to decreasing CAUTI Quality & Safety Previously presented
1 A restructuring of the wound care process to decrease central line associated bloodstream infections Burn ICU UBPC Best quality
2 Improving handoffs and transitions Clinical Practice Council Best quality
3 Supply waste reduction in the CTICU CTICU UBPC Best financial stewardship
4 Piloting an inter-professional collaboration program between nurses and physicians in a trauma environment Davis 11 UBPC Best patient experience
5 Preventing falls through hourly rounding and bedtime toileting Davis 12 UBPC Best quality
6 A comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to neonatal CLABSI reduction Davis 5 NICU UBPC Best quality
7 Falling for you: Preventing falls on Davis 8 Davis 8 UBPC Best quality
8 Falls reduction through implementation of scheduled toileting East 8 Best quality
9 Updating the collection process to prevent mislabeling and mishandling of GI lab specimens GI lab UBPC Best quality
10 No more power point!  An orientation escape room Kaiser South Sacramento Best people & practice environment
11 Elevating comfort levels: The impact of simulation education in an academic ICU MICU UBPC Best people & practice environment
12 Inter-unit partnership and collaboration: Best financial stewardship: One-hour transfer out of the ICU MSICU Blue UBPC Best financial stewardship
13 Reducing CLABSI through RNs placing the initial central line dressing: A quality improvement project MSICU Gold UBPC Best quality
14 Postpartum depression (PPD) screening: Educating the bedside nurse Nadia Carrasco University Birthing Suites Best quality
15 Improving newborn care: Antibiotic stewardship in the newborn nursery Newborn Nursery UBPC Best quality
16 Instituting a dynamic structured unit fall prevention program North 1 UBPC Best quality
17 Music therapy in the perioperative setting PACU UBPC Best patient experience
18 Removal of venous access devices under local anesthesia Radiology UBPC Best quality
19 Dialysis Solution Panel (DSP) test: Can it be used to reduce the risk of Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome (ODS) in hemodialysis patients? Renal Services Best quality
20 Increasing patient comfort, perception and satisfaction: Waiting room renovation Same Day Surgery Best patient experience
21 Improving sepsis outcomes, a collaborative approach addressing barriers defining terms Sepsis Improvement Committee (PCR Action UBPC) Best quality
22 Enhancing perinatal loss workflow: Implementation of a standardized care workflow to improve patient outcomes, education, and resources for grieving families T3 WP & D3 UBPC Best quality
23 Improving CHG Compliance among transplant and medical-surgical patients on Tower 8 Tower 8 UBPC Best quality
24 Creating pediatric education in an adult world Children’s Hospital Previously presented
25 UC Davis Health Peer Responder Program: Building resilience Children’s Hospital Previously presented
26 Honor Guard: A multidisciplinary ritual to honor patients and families who choose organ donation PICU/PCICU Previously presented
27 Developing a cardiac neurodevelopmental program PICU/PCICU Previously presented
28 Post-operative care for adult congenital heart disease patients in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit PICU/PCICU Previously presented
29 Practice change vs. enhancing nursing education: what a multi-service 36-bed pediatric unit found worked best to reduce CLABSI rates Pediatrics - Davis 7 Previously presented

February

Association of California Nurse Leaders http://www.acnl.org

March

American Nurses Association - Quality & Innovation Conference www.nursingworld.org/

Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing https://www.arinursing.org/index.cfm

Association of Operating Room Nurses https://www.aorn.org

California Association for Nurse Practitioners https://canpweb.org

California Association of Nurse Anesthetists http://canainc.org

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses http://www.orthonurse.org

Society of Trauma Nurses http://www.traumanurses.org

April

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses http://aann.org

American Burn Association http://ameriburn.org

American Nephrology Nurses Association https://www.annanurse.org

Society of Pediatric Nurses http://www.pedsnurses.org

Vizient https://www.vizientinc.com

May

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing https://www.aaacn.org

American Association of Critical Care Nurses https://www.aacn.org

American Society for PeriAnesthesia Nurses https://www.aspan.org

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses http://www.orthonurse.org/page/member-benefits

Oncology Nursing Society  https://www.ons.org

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates https://www.sgna.org

June

American Association of Nurse Practitioners https://www.aanp.org/

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology https://apic.org

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses http://www.awhonn.org/

September

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses https://www.amsn.org

Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses http://aphon.org

National Academy of Neonatal Nursing http://www.academyonline.org

Northern California Vascular Access Network http://www.norvan.wildapricot.org

American Nurses Credentialing Center – Magnet http://www.nursecredentialing.org

Vizient https://www.vizientinc.com

October

Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes http://www.calnoc.org

December

Institute for Healthcare Improvement http://www.ihi.org/Pages/default.aspx

Winter

PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association of California https://panac.nursingnetwork.com