Keynote speaker
Dr. Mary Blegen, RN, MA, PhD, FAAN,
“Improving Quality & Safety Through Patient Centered Outcome Research: Understanding the PCORI Vision and Mission”

Co-Provided by:
Marquette University College of Nursing and the Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium

17th annual
Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice Conference
Improving Quality and Safety through Research

May 8, 2015

Marquette University
Alumni Memorial Union
1442 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233

To provide a forum for clinical researchers to share and discuss the impact of research on clinical practice and patient outcomes.

Target audience
This conference has been developed for staff nurses, advanced practice nurses, educators, managers, administrators, and students involved or interested in enhancing clinical practice or patient outcomes through research.
Keynote speaker
Dr. Mary Blegen is member of the Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She is also an Adjunct Professor at the College of Nursing, University of Colorado at Denver, Professor Emerita in the Department of Community Health Systems at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Fellow at the American Academy of Nursing. She has served as the Director of the Center for Patient Safety in the School of Nursing, UCSF, and as a Senior Scholar for the Interdisciplinary Fellow in the Quality Scholars program in the VA Health System.   

Dr. Blegen’s research program focuses on the evaluation of patient outcomes in relation to nurse staffing, working conditions, safety climate, and interdisciplinary teamwork. Her research includes: Interdisciplinary safety culture, and patient experiences of care; Relationships between nurse staffing and quality of care in academic hospitals, community hospitals; and nursing homes; and hospital system load effects on adverse incidents. Dr. Blegen has published extensively and presented nationally.

Continuing education
“This activity has been submitted to WNA CEAP for approval to award contact hours.  Wisconsin Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.”

Conference Planning Committee: Southeastern Wisconsin Research Consortium 

How to register
To register, please visit the Building Bridges 2015 registration form to complete your registration. No fax or phone registrations will be accepted.
Conference fees
$100   Early Bird Registration: Before March 16, 2015
$130   General Registration: March 16 – April 27, 2015
$150   Late Registration: April 28 – May 8, 2015

$40     Undergraduate student rate by April 27, 2015
$50     Late Undergraduate Registration after April 27, 2015

$65     Early Bird 1st Poster Presenter Registration: Before March 16, 2015
$75     Late registration for 1st Poster Presenter: After March 16, 2015

FREE   1st author Podium Presenter Registration
$65     2nd author Podium Presenter Registration
          Additional authors (general registration fees apply)

Refund policy
A refund minus a $40 processing fee per registration will be issued if written cancellation is received no later than Friday, May 1, 2015.  Sorry, no refunds for cancellations received after the conference begins or for no shows.

ADA statement
Marquette University and the Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium fully intend to comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If any participant needs accommodation, please call Marquette University College of Nursing (414) 288-3812.

Parking is available in the parking structure located on 16th Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street. The cost is $5 for all-day parking. Tell the attendant that you are attending the conference.

Contact Marquette University College of Nursing (414) 288-3812.  


7:30 – 8:00 a.m.       Registration and continental breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.       Welcome address
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.       Keynote address – Dr. Mary Blegen, RN, MA, PhD, FAAN Improving Quality & Safety Through Patient Centered Outcome
Research: Understanding the PCORI Vision and Mission

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.       Break/Posters/Vendors
                                  (see links at end of online brochure for poster abstracts)

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.     Paper presentations (choose one)

  • The impact of clinical nurse specialist intentional rounds on nursing knowledge, adherence to evidence - based recommendations, and hospital acquired conditions Kate Holmes, BSN, RN, CNS - S, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.  Break/Posters/Vendors

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.  Paper presentations (choose one)

Using implementation theory to evaluate the impact of technology on use of evidence-based practice and outcomes in acute care Mary Hook, PhD, BC - RN

Psychometric properties of the resourcefulness scale among caregivers of persons with autism spectrum disorder Abir Bekhet, PhD, RN, HSM, Marquette University; Jaclene Zauszniewski, PhD, RN - BC, FAAN, Case Western Reserve University

Factors associated with weaning at 3 weeks, 3 months and 6 months following discharge from Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital Brenda Brauer, RN, BScN, BScLS, LCCE, CLC, ProHealth Care

Perceptions of fatigue and hemoglobin levels in antepartum anemia: Is there a correlation when using IV iron therapy? Mary Sinnen, DNP, ANP - BC; Elizabeth Frantal, PA - S; Lena Michel, PA - S; Dawn Smith , MPAS, PAC Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.   Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interactive Workshops (choose one)

Generating Ideas for Patient Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Mary Blegen, RN, MA, PhD, FAAN

Field paramedics and nursing research to reduce 30 day readmissions Andrew Hargarten, FF/PM, BSN, DNP - FNP Student, University of Milwaukee and Michael Wright, Fire Captain Paramedic, Milwaukee Fire Department

Designing systems that promote reliability and accountability Kathy Scott, PhD, RN, FACHE, Innovation Officer, ProHealth Care

Team STEPPS Amber Young-Brice, MSN, RN Marquette University Clinical Instructor; Roschelle Manigold, RN, MSN, CHSE, Milwaukee VA, VANAP Faculty

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.  Lunch

12:30 –  1:15 p.m.   Luncheon Speaker: Kathryn E. Flynn, PhD
Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Overview

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.       Break/Posters/Vendors
                                  (see links at end of online brochure for poster abstracts)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.       Interactive workshops (choose one)

CIMTUMS (Chronic illness management in teams of urban multidisciplinary scholars) Diane Ames, DNP, CU/AHC; Concordia University Wisconsin; Kay Maas, MS, RD Volunteer MC Services; Chris Groth, BS Aurora Health Care

Building Capacity and Infrastructure to Support Evidence-Based Practice in a Clinical Setting Carol Klingbeil, MS, RN, CPNP - PC Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Using PROMIS to develop a research tool Julie Panepineto, MD, MSPH, Medical College of Wisconsin; Lauren M. Beverung, M.S., Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.       Break

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.       Role of the DNP Nurse Plenary Panel Session

Peter Kallio DNP, CRNA, APNP, CRNA Educator, Clinical Director Pre-Anesthesia Services, Zablocki VAMC, Jeana Holt, DNP, RN, FNP - BC, APNP University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Clinical Assistant Professor/Director of Primary Care Services and Jennifer W. Hartlaub, DNP, APNP, FNP - BC Aurora Health Care , Chairperson, APRN/PA Leadership Council

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.       Closing/Evaluations/Door prizes

Disclosures to Participants

This Conference has Gone Green
The conference brochure and all conference-related handouts are available on the conference site for electronic viewing and download. No printed materials are available.

Successful Completion
To receive contact hours, participants must attend the entire Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium Conference and complete the conference evaluation form. Participants must turn in the evaluation form to the registration table at the end of the conference to receive their Certificate of Completion.

Conflicts of Interest
None of the conference planners, content specialists, speakers connected with the Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium have reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests or any conflicts of interest related to their contributions to the conference.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support
This conference is free from sponsorship and there was no commercial support provided for this course. All fees collected from participants are used to cover the costs of the speakers, hosting facility costs, food/beverages and miscellaneous costs. The information and content are those of the presenting speakers and should not be construed as the official position or policy of Marquette University, Marquette University College of Nursing, Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium, Wisconsin Nurses Association, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Non-Endorsement of Products
The presence of commercial exhibits during the conference does not imply endorsement by Marquette University, Marquette University College of Nursing, Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium, Wisconsin Nurses Association, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Off-Label Use
All conference presenters have agreed to disclose to participants prior to their presentations if off-label (or unlabeled uses) of commercial products will be discussed during their presentation.

Poster Presentations
All posters must have been vetted and approved by sponsoring organization.  No walk-ins accepted on day of the conference. 

Poster Abstracts:

The expiration date for this educational activity is June 9, 2015.  No contact hours will be awarded to participants who submit evaluation forms after this date. Please contact Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium at (414) 288-3830 with questions.

College of Nursing Mission Statement

Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.