2022 Clinical Inquiry Conference

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The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum to connect clinical nurses, nurse scientists, and nurse leaders who create the climate of clinical inquiry and advance nursing practice through collaborative research, evidence-based practice implementation, and innovations in practice and healthcare delivery.  Key note addresses will be presented by nationally recognized nurse experts in leadership, generation and utilization of evidence, and innovations that advance nursing science and practice. The conference also includes sessions on successful design, implementation, analysis, and scholarly dissemination of a research, EBP, or improvement projects.  Presentations from UCSF Evidence-Based Practice Fellow Cohort 2021 and select poster presentations will also be featured.  


Conference Objectives

  • Identify current trends from clinical inquiry that have contributed to advancing nursing practice and nursing science
  • Interact with various speakers, develop new networks and obtain new knowledge of the latest research evidence that can be used to improve practice and care delivery
  • List 2 strategies for successful design, implementation, analysis, and scholarly dissemination of a research, EBP, or improvement project


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Day 1 - Wednesday, 03/23/22


Pat Patton, DNP, MSN, RN
Catherine Gilliss, PhD, RN, FAAN


Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN


Evidence Based Practice Fellow Presentations

Ashley Viray, RN

Reducing Intra-procedural Simethicone Use in Adult Colonoscopies

Karen Rivo, RN 

Enhancing Primary Palliative Care at the Parnassus Infusion Center



Concurrent Sessions

Meghan Sweis, MSN, RN, CNL, CPHQ
Emily Stanforth, MSN, RN

See the Forest and the Trees: Using Data to Strategically Optimize Nursing Practice and Patient Outcomes 

Erin Carrera, MBA, RN
Lisa Hartmayer, MS, NP
Rachel Morello-Frosch 

Women Worker Biomonitoring Collaborative: Occupational Exposures and Women’s Health 

Alison Horton, MSN, CPNP-AC, RN
Lindsey Scheller, BSN, RN
Sandy Staveski, PhD, CPNP-AC/PC, CNS, FAAN

Altitude and Amplitude: High Frequency Percussive Ventilation on Pediatric Transport  

Rebecca Silvers, DNP, CPNP-AC, CCRN, RNFA

Untapped Potential: UCSF Nursing in Global Health 



Concurrent Session

Emmika Elkin, MSN, RN, OCN, NPDA-BC
Emely Alfaro, MS, RN, CNS, OCN
Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, FAAN

Nurses Improve Symptom Screening and Acute Care of Oncology Patients During COVID-19 and Beyond 

Laura Wagner, PhD, RN, GNP, FAAN

P3: Project to Presentation to Publication: Consulting with a UCSF Health Scholarship Development Specialist 

Beth Oliver, DNP, RN
Mt. Sinai Health System

Advanced Cardiovascular Education (ACE) Academy a Nurse-Led Model of Care to Improve Care Coordination and Decrease Hospital Readmissions



Evidence Based Practice Fellow Presentations


Molly Doyle, BSN, RN, PCCN

Teamwork and Communication as a Means to Strengthen Nursing Culture on an Inpatient Care Unit


Day 2 - Thursday, 03/24/22


Judie Boehmer, MN, RN, NEA-BC, FABC
Art Dominguez Jr., DNP, MSN, RN


Abstract Podium Presentation

Dawn Pizzini, MSN Ed., RN, NPD-BC, CPN

Precepting with PRIDE: Building a Foundation for UCSF Nurses (Innovation)

Cass Sandoval, MS, RN, CCNS
Sarah Berger, MS, RN, CNS

Calcium channel blocker and beta blocker toxicity: Management with high dose insulin (Quality Improvement)

Ying Sheng, PhD, MSN, RN
Indiana University

Differences in common symptoms and quality of life between patients with and without palpitations prior to breast cancer surgery (Research)



Concurrent Sessions

Marilyn Bazinski, DNP, AGCNS, RN, PMGT-BC
Matt Tierney 

Assessing Inpatient Nurse Knowledge and Experience in Working with Patients Who have Opioid Use Disorder 

Athony Scott, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CNL, PHN

A Picture Can Paint a Thousand Numbers: Using Charts and Graphs for Effective Storytelling 

Jennifer Gross, BSN, RN
Lori Fineman, MS, RN, CNS

Implementation of an Uninterrupted Nurse Shift Hand-Off: Improving the Transfer of Critical Information 

Kay Burke, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC 

Accelerating Technology Innovation in Care Delivery 



Abstract Podium Presentation & Evidence Based Practice Fellow Presentation

Heather Leutwyler, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNS, FGSA
Megan Grant, NP, RN
Dennys Balestra, BS
Taylor Cuffaro, NP, RN

UCSF Street Nursing Bridge Care Model (Innovation)

Gabriela Diaz, BSN, RN 

Improving Nurse Communication with Spanish Speaking Families in a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit



Evidence Based Practice Fellow Presentations

Amity Herrera, BSN, RN, CNOR, WFR

Reducing HAPI in the OR 

Jacqueline Farrales, BSN, RN 

Nurse Participation in Rounds in Adult ICU



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