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Published on November 09, 2015

Research Symposium Focuses on Those Providing the Most Care – Nurses

Nursing symposium aims to bring research results to the bedside.

Florence Nightingale would be lost in today’s hospital. The pace of change and the impact of technology means nurses must constantly learn new skills. Keeping up with the latest ways of treating and preventing illness can be challenging.

That is why more than 300 nurses from across North Carolina are attending the 4th Annual Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium. The event is Nov. 13 from 7:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Marriott Downtown Greensboro. It is jointly hosted by Cone Health and Greensboro AHEC

“There is a lot of health care research going on. And a large amount of it is being done by the people providing the most care – the nurses,” says Cone Health Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Theresa Brodrick, PhD, RN. “This symposium is an ideal place to learn the latest thinking and to connect with those solving the challenges of tomorrow.” 

Guest speakers will address coping with alarm fatigue – the cacophony of beeping and buzzing from contemporary medical equipment – and the use of big data in nursing.  Most of the research presentations tackle today’s most practical health care issues.  Poster and panel presentations will showcase 44 topics ranging from improved ways of treating diabetes, hip fractures and heart failure, to preventing falls and premature babies. All of the research will be presented in ways designed to meet the symposium goal of bringing research to the bedside.

People can connect with the conference by using the hashtag #RNResearch.   

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