Suzanne C. Beyea

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Because health care delivery increasingly requires timely information for effective decision making, information technology must be integrated into nursing education curricula for all future nurse clinicians and educators. This article reports findings from an online survey of deans and directors of 266 baccalaureate and higher nursing programs in the(More)
Administering injections is an activity inherent to nursing practice. A critical review of nursing fundamentals texts found that the "proper" procedure was often non-research based and reflected myths, traditions, and out-of-date recommendations regarding the technique. This article is an integrative review of the extensive research conducted by a variety(More)
PURPOSE To identify and synthesize characteristics of successful data-driven Quality improvement learning collaboratives (QILCs) in the United States and Europe, and to extend previously discussed and newly identified guidelines for developing successful data-driven QILCs across health care settings and systems. METHODS An interview guide of open-ended(More)
Computer literacy and information literacy are critical to the future of nursing. The very nature of health care is being transformed in response to environmental drivers such as the demands for cost-effective delivery of high quality services and enhanced patient safety. Facilitating the quality transformation depends on strategic changes such as(More)
A new graduate registered nurse residency program integrating human patient simulation was developed at an academic medical center. The program focused on orientation through skill-based learning, critical thinking, human factors engineering, and patient safety using simulated experiences for a wide variety of high-risk, low-frequency, as well as(More)
Although medication errors can result in serious patient complications or even death, a paucity of information regarding medication errors that occur in the OR exists. AORN and the US Pharmacopeia (USP) collaboratively conducted a secondary analysis of reports of medication errors that occurred in the OR. These reports were submitted to the USP via the(More)
An online survey of deans/directors of 266 baccalaureate and higher nursing programs in the U.S. was developed by informatics expert nurses. Participants (1) identified nursing informatics (NI) competencies and knowledge of undergraduate and/or graduate students in their nursing programs; (2) determined faculty preparedness to teach NI and to use(More)
Medication errors commonly occur in many health care settings. This review of medication errors illustrates that complex, fast-paced care delivered in PACUs often occurs in an environment where patients encounter numerous processes as they move from preadmission, to preop holding, to the operating room, to PACU, and then back to a clinical unit or(More)