As a Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, or GRECC, nurse researcher, Sandra Citty identifies opportunities for improvements and collaborates with clinical staff on the trial, implementation and sustainment of improved patient outcomes. She assumes continuous accountability of studies across service and/or discipline lines. As nurse researcher, Citty demonstrates sound decision-making, judgment and possesses excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills. She has a global understanding of how GRECC supports the mission and vision of the Department of Veterans Affairs. GRECCs are required to develop and evaluate clinical innovations to guide the VA in a practical way toward improved efficient patient-centered care for veterans.
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Enhancing Health Outcomes
Medical-Surgical Acute Care Nursing
Enteral Nutrition Administration Record Prescribing Process Using Computerized Order Entry: A New Paradigm and Opportunities to Improve Outcomes in Critically Ill PatientsJournal of parenteral and enteral nutrition
Prevalence of malnutrition has been reported in 60% of hospitalized and up to 78% of patients admitted to intensive care units. Malnutrition has been associated with complications, such as infection, increased hospital length of stay, morbidity, and mortality. Nutritional support has been shown to reduce avoidable readmissions, pressure ulcers, malpractice claims, and hospital costs.
ASPEN Consensus Recommendations for Refeeding SyndromeNutrition in Clinical Practice
In the spring of 2017, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Parenteral Nutrition Safety Committee and the Clinical Practice Committee convened an interprofessional task force to develop consensus recommendations for identifying patients with or at risk for refeeding syndrome (RS) and for avoiding and managing the condition. This report provides narrative review and consensus recommendations in hospitalized adult and pediatric populations.
Impact of Telephone Follow-Up on Patient Satisfaction in a Pediatric Neurosurgery ClinicJournal of Patient Experience
Patient satisfaction is a key metric used to measure quality in health care. However, patient satisfaction measures in the pediatric population are less studied and understood than in the adult population. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of telephone follow-up on patient satisfaction in an outpatient pediatric neurosurgery clinic.
Nutrition Support Therapies on the Medication Administration Record: Impacts on Staff Perception of Nutrition CareNutrition in Clinical Practice
It has been reported that many hospitals in the United States have fragmented and ineffective ordering, administration, documentation, and evaluation/monitoring of nutrition therapies. This paper reports on a project to investigate if perceived hospital staff awareness and documentation of nutrition support therapies (NSTs) improves by including them as part of the medication administration record (MAR).
Towards implementing SNOMED CT in nursing practice: A scoping reviewInternational Journal of Medical Informatics
Currently, it is rare for nursing data to be available in data repositories due to the quality of nursing data collected in clinical practice. To improve the quality of nursing data, the American Nurses Association recommends the use of Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) for coding nursing problems, interventions, and observations in electronic health records.
- ASPEN Clinical Informatics Committee : Member