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Published on November 15, 2016

Cone Health Symposium Focuses on Nursing Research

More than 300 nurses from across the state will share ideas to improve patient care.

From doctor’s offices to hospitals, health care starts with a nurse. But how do nurses keep current with the latest methods of managing illness and saving lives? The 5th Annual Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Nursing Symposium 2016

Symposium, Nov. 18, 7:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Marriott Downtown, helps fill that need.

“People want to know what they can do to stay well or better manage their illness. They don’t want complications or infections when they go into a hospital. Nurses play a huge role in turning those wants into reality,” says Cone Health Executive Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive Kenneth Rempher, PhD, RN. “This symposium showcases how the research generated by nurses contributes to the exceptional care that people want.” 

A variety of presentations will focus on some of today’s key health care issues. Speakers will address community health and health disparities, safety practices in high risk environments and the prevention of health care acquired injuries. Poster and panel presentations will showcase topics such as spotting the early signs of delirium in patients, preventing falls, managing diabetes, online interactive education for surgical patients and preventing hospital acquired infections.

More than 300 nurses from across North Carolina will be at the all-day event. Sponsors include Cone Health, Greensboro AHEC, Iredell Health System, Vidant Medical Center, Duke Health, Wake Med Health & Hospitals, Randolph Hospital and UNC Rex Healthcare.

People can connect with the conference by using the hashtag #RNResearch16.

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