Nursing Research Day Scheduled Nov. 12

Contact: Louise DuPont

 

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This year’s event celebrates the role of professional nurses and is an opportunity to honor magnet nurses whose research accomplishments continue to uphold UK’s tradition of investigating health care issues that affect the health of Kentucky.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 8, 2004) -- University of Kentucky Hospital Nursing Services will present the 15th annual Nursing Research Day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12. The event will focus on the power of nursing research to affect the health of the Commonwealth. Topics presented will include: the influence of family and culture on infant feeding practices; the effect of positioning and bed rest length of patients having cardiac catheterizations; implementation of a program to standardize care to patients on ventilators; the effect of a dedicated discharge nurse; information technology and its usability by nurses; and changes in discharge teaching documentation after intervention.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Kentucky’s First Lady Glenna Fletcher, R.N., who will talk about the contributions of nursing to improving the health of the Commonwealth. Fletcher’s medical training served as a catalyst for her passion for improving health care across the state, especially for Kentucky’s children. She is devoted to encouraging and promoting healthier lifestyles for all Kentuckians. She will speak at 8:30 a.m. to kick off the day’s activities.

This year’s event celebrates the role of professional nurses and is an opportunity to honor magnet nurses whose research accomplishments continue to uphold UK’s tradition of investigating health care issues that affect the health of Kentucky.


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