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2011 BAYADA Award Winners

Education Award: iNursing RN

From left to right: Dean Donnelly, Judy LeFlore, Ann Baiada
Pictured from left to right: Dean Donnelly, Judy LeFlore, Ann Baiada

Judy LeFlore PhD, RN, NNP-BC, CPNP-PC&AC, ANEF
Associate Professor & Director of Pediatric, Acute Care Pediatric & Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
University of Texas at Arlington, College of Nursing
Arlington TX

The recipient of the Bayada Award for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education developed a learning activity leveraging the interactive capabilities of the 3-D virtual world to create an environment that allows students to apply knowledge and demonstrate mastery of nursing concepts in a realistic setting. Outcomes of this controlled randomized study showed significant difference between students participating traditional lecture and those who used iNursing RN. Students, who utilized iNursing RN, demonstrated a higher level of mastery. Results of this research demonstrates that knowledge acquisition and application transfers from a virtual environment to direct patient care and that this method has significant potential for transforming nursing education

Practice Award: First 4 Minutes Drill

From left to right: Dean Donnelly, Sally Rudy, Ann BaiadaPictured from left to right: Dean Donnelly, Sally Rudy, Ann Baiada

Sally Rudy, MSN, RN
Simulation Nurse Educator
Penn State Hershey Simulation Center
Penn State University College of Medicine
Milton S Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

The winner of the Bayada Award for Technological Innovation in Practice developed the ‘First 4 Minutes Drill’ (FFM) as an innovative approach to improve interdisciplinary teamwork, communication and timely code responses to meet the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals. Since the program’s implementation, staff have performed at a higher level in true codes. The opportunity for interdisciplinary teamwork practice has paved the way to an improved culture of patient safety. The simple yet highly effective technology of this simulation has proven to contribute to better patient care and consequently improved outcomes.