Tuesday, October 20, 2020

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM


Primary Presenter:  Susan Fowler, PhD RN CNRN FAHA – Nurse Scientist, Orlando Health

Speaker:  Anne Deutsch, PhD, RN, CRRN – Research Scientist, RTI International NW University School of Medicine

Speaker:  Cidalia Vital, PhD, CNL, CPAN – Chief Nursing Officer, Encompass Health of Western Massachusetts

Speaker:  Barbara Winters-Todd, DNP, RN, CRRN – Manager, Clinical Documentation, Encompass Health

Speaker:  Theresa Pietsch, PhD RN CRRN CNE – Associate Faculty, Neumann University

Rehabilitation nurses can discover best practices from three perspectives: quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and research.  There are similarities and differences in steps and methodologies between these three approaches. This presentation will explore the topic of falls connecting processes and outcomes within and between each of these three approaches. Examples from clinical practice and/or publication will be highlighted. Audience participation in crafting clinical questions and discussing quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and research processes will plant ideas for future projects that build the knowledge base of rehabilitation nursing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the similarities and differences between QI, EBP, and research.
  • Apply knowledge about QI, EBP, and research to falls prevention.

Meeting Link: ARN REACH 2020