Nursing-Scientist Award presenters

At Cardiology 2012, six nurses presented their research to a panel of judges and an audience, as part of the the Nursing-Scientist Award. The winner, Mary McLellan, BSN, RN, CPN, from Children’s Hospital Boston, was announced on Saturday.

New mediation option for pain management after chest tube removal

Audrey Beckman from the Cardiac Step-down Unit from the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta discusses research she presented for the Nursing-Scientist Award. Her research focused on a new medication option for pain management after chest tube removal.

New protocol decreases sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery

Cathy Woodward from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio discusses research she presented for the Nursing-Scientist Award. Her research focused on a new protocol that decreases sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery.

Starting feeding before first surgery for HLHS leads to better outcomes

Rebecca Brunelle from Phoenix Children's Hospital discusses research she presented for the Nursing-Scientist Award on infants with HLHS who start trophic feeding before stage 1 surgery have better outcomes.

Home-monitoring and improved inter-stage weight gain

Holly Miller-Tate a nurse clinician at Nationwide Children's Hospital discusses research she presented for the Nursing-Scientist Award. Her research showed home-monitoring improved inter-stage weight gain in infants with HLHS who had a hybrid procedure.

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