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Nursing Excellence

The Online Newsletter for Children's Nurses
e-Edition, Issue 5 

Magnet LogoContributions to Practice 

Magnet nurses at Children’s Hospital contribute to enhancing patient care and the professional practice of nursing by sharing knowledge through publications in professional journals and presentations.


Carey, Cheryl, MSN, RN, CPN Burning the Midnight Oil.” Advance for Nurses.
2009 Volume 6, Issue 3: pg 5 (February 2, 2009)

Cooper, Carole, BSN, MHA, RN, CPN, NE-BC. (Co-author) Child Health Corporation of America Fall Study Task Force Member, “Pediatric falls:  State of the science.” Pediatric Nursing Journal, (35)2 227-231. (July/August 2009)

Giannetta, Terea, MSN, RN, CPNPGiannetta, T and Garzon, D. “Ask the experts-Dental Health.”
Ready, Set, Grow. 2009 September, 8th ed.

Giannetta, Terea, MSN, RN, CPNP“Ask the Experts- Anemia and nose bleeds.”
Ready, Set, Grow. 2009 April, 7th ed. 

Mountcastle, Keitha, NNP, EdD, RN, CNS (officially accepted for publication), “Pain in the Neonate:  An Ounce of Prevention.”  Neonatal Network.

Sutters, Kimberly, PhD, RN, CNS – Sutters KA, Miaskowski C, Holdridge-Zeuner D, Waite S, Paul SM, Savedra MC, Lanier B, Mahoney K. A randomized clinical trial of the efficacy of scheduled dosing of acetaminophen and hydrocodone for the management of postoperative pain in children after tonsillectomy. Clin J Pain. 2010 Feb;26(2):95-103.



Professional presentations were shared with healthcare professionals in local, state and national communities including academic conferences, healthcare organizations, professional nursing conferences, and healthcare collaboratives.

Algots, Berniece RN-BC, BSNH  “Integrative Medicine.” Central Valley Perianesthesia Nurses. Madera, California (2009)

Ball, Darlene, MSN, PNP-BC, RN Microtia Run PNP Clinic for New Referrals.” American Cleft Palate Association. Phoenix, Arizona (2009)

Bier, Betty “Jean”, MSN, RN, CPNP “Recognizing Seizures.” Nurses, Social Workers, Early Start Workers. Central Valley Regional Center, First Five, Exceptional Parents Unlimited. Merced, Visalia, Fresno, California. (2008-2009); 

Cooper, Carole, BSN, MHA, RN, CPN, NE-BC “Pediatric Inpatient Falls.”  California State University 23rd Annual Nursing Research Conference. Fresno, California (2009)

Fagundes, Annie, RN, BA “N95 Respiratory Training.” Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (2009)

Flores, Carlos, RN, AS, EMT
The Choking Game.REACH Air Medical Services Trauma Symposium. San Ramon, California (2008)   

“Shaken Baby Syndrome.”  Exceptional Partners Unlimited. Fresno, California (2008)

“Family Life.”Fresno Diocesan Congress. Fresno, California (2008)

“Pediatric Trauma.” Memorial Hospital. Modesto, California (2008)

“Child Safety and Abuse Prevention.” Independent Study High School. Visalia, California (2008)

“Pediatric Trauma & Child Maltreatment.” Madera County Agencies. Madera, California (2008)

“Child Maltreatment.” Fresno County Maternal Child Health Providers.  Fresno, California (2008)

“Child Maltreatment.” Doctors Trauma Symposium. Modesto, California (2008)

“Nursing as a Career.” Dinuba High School. Dinuba, California (2008)

“Pediatric Trauma & Child Maltreatment.” Central California Emergency Medical Services (CCEMS) Paramedic Training. Fresno, California (2008)

“Shaken Baby Syndrome.” County of Tulare Health & Human Services. Tulare, California (2008)

“Surgical Services In-Service Pediatric Trauma.” Memorial Hospital. Modesto, California (2009)

“Shaken Baby Syndrome & Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.”
Multiple Child Welfare Agencies of Madera County, hosted by Madera County Public Health Department.
Madera, California (2009)

“Nursing As a Career.” Central High School. Fresno, California (2009)

“The Choking Game.” National Association of EMS Physicians Conference. Jacksonville, Florida (2009)

Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC).” Community Regional Medical Center. Fresno, California (2009)   

“Child Maltreatment.” Kern County Department of Public Health. Bakersfield, California (2009)

“Baby Safety 911.” Central Valley Teen Parent Conference. Fresno, California (2009)

“The Choking Game.” California School Nurses Association. Sacramento, California (2009)

“Child Safety/Child Abuse.” KVPR Radio Interview. Fresno, California (2009)

“Nursing as a Career.” Reedley Pre-Professional Health Club. Reedley, California (2009)

“Shaken Baby Syndrome Education.” Mariposa Interagency Council. Mariposa, California (2009)

“Shaken Baby Syndrome & Child Maltreatment.” Fresno County Sheriff Office. Fresno, California (2009)

“The Choking Game.” Stockton Child Abuse Symposium. Stockton, California (2009)

“Child Maltreatment.” Office of Education, County of Fresno. Fresno, California (2009)

“Choking Game.” Teen Conference, Reedley College. Reedley, California (2009)

“Child Safety.” Early Childhood Education (ECE) Parent Conference. Fresno, California (2009)

“Baby Safety.” Visalia Charter School for Independent Study, Visalia, California (2009)

“Choking Game.” San Joaquin County Mental Health Children and Youth Services. Stockton, California (2009)

“Trauma & Child Maltreatment.” Central California Emergency Medical Services (CCEMS) Paramedic Class.
Fresno, California (2009)

“Shaken Baby Syndrome.” Social Workers of Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) and Cal Learn Program.
Fresno, California (2009)

“Shaken Baby Syndrome.” Madera County First 5 Teen Moms. Madera, California (2009)

“Choking Game.” San Joaquin Women’s Center, Stockton, California (2009)

“Shaken Baby Syndrome.” Exceptional Parents Unlimited (EPU). Fresno, California (2009)

“Child Safety.” Valley Prep Academy. Fresno, California (2009)

Giannetta, Terea, MSN, RN, CPNP
“Hematology for PreMed and Health Scholars.” University of California, Fresno, Fresno Latino Center. Fresno, California (2009)

“To Bleed or Not to Bleed – VWD.” San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), Annual Conference. Fresno, California (2009)

“Hematology Diagnoses for Clinical Lab Scientists.” CAMLT Citywide Seminar. Fresno, California (2009)

“Nutritional Anemias.” University of California Residents Education Program. Fresno, California (2009)

Gilbert, Marie, M.Ed., BSN, RN
“Newborn Simulation Training-Kaleidoscope of Care.” Neonatal Regional Conference. Madera, California (2009)

“Precepting Well…MI or MI not? Could it have been prevented? A collaborative approach.” AORN, APIC and CCSA Regional Conference. Madera, California (2009)  

Hoelscher, Jean, MSN, RN-BC It can’t just be us on the Bus:  Moving from ‘Random Acts of Education’ to a system-wide process at Driving Change:  Who’s on Your Bus?”  Educators of Central California Healthcare Organizations (ECCHO). Three Rivers, California (2009)

Joy, LuAnn, RN, BA Surgical Site Infection Prevention in a Pediatric Setting.” Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)Town Hall Meeting and Webcast. Monterey, California (2009)

Value Analysis: Tightening the belt. Savings measures for 2010 and beyond.” Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA). OR Director Forum. New Orleans, Louisiana (2009) 

Kozub, Christine, RN, BA
“Child Safety and Abuse Prevention.” Fresno County Independent Study High School. Fresno, California (2008)

“Shaken Baby Syndrome.” Fresno Courts – District Attorney for multiple Counties through the Fresno County Child Welfare Court System. Fresno, California (2008)

“Shaken Baby Syndrome.” Tulare County Child Welfare Social Workers and Pediatric Death Review Team. Tulare, California (2008)

“Peds Trauma and Child Maltreatment.” Madera Child Welfare Social Workers, Law Enforcement and Public Health Nurses. Madera, California (2008)

“Pediatric Paramedic Training.” Central California Emergency Medical Services (CCEMS). Fresno, California (2008)

Le, Jennifer, MSN, NP-C, CDE
Childhood Obesity:  Nature vs. Nurture.”  Madera Community College. Madera, California and Clovis Community College, Clovis, California.  (2009)

Obesity in Youth.” City of Fresno Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Camp. Fresno, California (2009)

Pediatric Diabetes.” Diabetes Society-Hillblom Family Camp. Squaw Valley, California (2009); “Childhood Obesity.” Child Care Planning Council Quality Summit. Visalia, California (2009)

Miranda, Linda, BSN, RN and Paliughi, Barbara, BSN, RN – Co-presented: “How to Implement a C.A.R.E. (Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease Education) Conference.”  American College of Rheumatology. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2009)

Norgaard, Jennifer, MSN, RNC-NIC, CNS
“Improving Respiratory Outcomes in VLBW Infants, One Measure at a Time.” Poster presentation for the Vermont Oxford network, NICQ 2009 Collaborative Meeting. San Diego, California (2009)

“Commitment to Quality-Making Improvements Together.” Presented at a regional conference hosted by CRMC and the March of Dimes entitled “Crossing the Quality Chasm-Best Practices to Improve Perinatal Outcomes”. Fresno, California (2009)

Norgaard, Jennifer, MSN, RNC-NIC, CNS and Williams, Leslie, BSN, RNC-NIC
“Nursing Education in Nepal”Two weeks of Neonatal Curriculum; i.e., Neonatal based didactic curriculum including STABLE and Neonatal Resuscitation Program.   Daily skills lab were incorporated into each lecture presented to physicians, residents and registered nurses at Patan Hospital. Nepal, Patan (2009)   

Nursing in Nepal.”  The 1st Annual Neonatal Regional Conference entitled “Kaleidoscope of Care.” Madera, California (2009

Remner, Kathleen, BSN, RN, CPN Planning Your Bus Route:  Using the COMAS educational scale for shared decision-making.” Educators of Central California Healthcare Organizations (ECCHO). Three Rivers, California (2009)

Shadle, Randy, BSN, RN “California’s Newborn Screening Program – An Overview.” Kern County Perinatal Core. Bakersfield, California. (2008)

“Newborn Screening TRF – The Lifeline.” Mercy Southwest Hospital. Bakersfield, California (2009)

Small, Donna, MSN, RN, CNS Customer Service in Nursing.”  Nurses-Local Hospitals. University of Phoenix, Fresno, California (2009)

Sturrock, Anne, RN, AS, CPN Gastrostomy.  Central Valley School Nurses Association.  Clovis, California (2009)

Williams, Leslie, BSN, RNC-NIC“NRP and STABLE.”  Patan Hospital. Patan, Nepal (2009)

Wesenberg, Donna, BSN, RN, CPN “Pediatric Inpatient Falls Study.”  California State University 23rd Annual Nursing Research Conference. Fresno, California (2009)

Vermeltfoort, Denise, MSN, RN, NE-BC “Creating a ‘Magnetic’ Culture of Excellence.” Saint Joseph Medical Center. Stockton, California (2009)

“Best Practice in Care Delivery:  The L.E.G.A.C.Y. Model.” CATALYST Academy. Costa Mesa, California. (2009)

“Laws of Influence” San Joaquin Valley Nursing Leadership Academy. Fresno, California (2009)

“Laws of Navigation and Priorities.” San Joaquin Valley Nursing Leadership Academy. Fresno, California (2009)

“Laws of the Lid and Process.” San Joaquin Valley Nursing Leadership Academy. Fresno, California (2009)

In This Issue

Nursing Rights and Responsibilities

Nurse of the Year 2010

PICU Beacon Award

Critical Care Transport Excellence

A Culture of Inquiry

Nursing Governance Outcomes

Parents As Partners In Care

Professional Development

Contributions to Practice

Contributions to New Knowledge - Nursing Research

Leadership In Professional Nursing Organizations

Patient Satisfaction Comments