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  • Tau Beta Chapter of Sigma Spring Conference

    Tau Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing held its annual Spring Conference on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Wesley College.  Tau Beta members of the senior nursing class presented their Capstone Research Projects at the event.  Objectives of the conference were to present a mentoring session to junior nursing students on future expectations for the senior level Capstone Research Project and to Design a forum for senior level nursing students to gain expertise in professional presentation skills.  


    Podium speakers for the day were five senior Tau Beta members: Anna Jenkins presented information on the Effectiveness of Mechanical Prophylaxis Compared to Pharmacological Prophylaxis for Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention in Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgeries; Carol Bryson presented on Medical Errors: Nurses Perspectives versus Reality; Betty Lee presented on the question of Does Eating a Plant Based Diet Reduce the Risk for and/or Reverse the Effects of Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer?; Erin Townsley presented on Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Nursing: Perception of the Effectiveness of SANE to the Sexual Assault Survivor During Delivery of Care; and Brianna Mench presented on Therapeutic Hypothermia in Cardiac Arrest Patients. In addition, one graduate and ten undergraduate nursing students presented their Capstone Research Projects in poster format.  Felicia Cruz, BSN, RN-BC, presented a poster on The Occurrence of Strokes in Caucasian Women in Kent County Delaware; Folawumi Adewumi, presented a poster on the Effects of Silver and Honey in Wound Healing; Shellby Bowman presented a poster on Varying Views on Timing of Umbilical Cord Clamping and Their Effects on Newborns; Amy Clark presented a poster on the Use of a Passive Device on Needless Connector Hubs vs. Manual Disinfection in Reducing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection; Katelyn Frazier presented a poster on how Breastmilk Protects Against Necrotizing Enterocolitis; Lauren Hoffman presented a poster on theEffectiveness of Low-Dose Aspirin in the Prevention of Preeclampsia; Melissa Pipersburgh presented a poster on addressing the question Does Negative Leadership Affect the Rate of Patient Error?;Francis Quartey presented a poster on the  Relevance of Preoperative Fasting and Effects on Patients; Jessica Sanchez presented a poster on Evaluating the Effect of Care Bundles or Extra Precautions to Reduce Central Line Access Bloodstream Infections; Allison Schwandt presented a poster on Dementia Education Impacting Caregiver Burden; Yaa Yamoah presented a poster on addressing the question What are the Emotional Outcomes on Nurses Who Provide Palliative Care to Pediatric Patients?.


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