Page 18 - White Plains Hospital Annual Report 2019-2020
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RESEARCH
ROLE MODELS
 NURSES SHARE BEST PRACTICES ON NATIONAL STAGES
  In a growing movement, nurses across the country are taking the knowledge they accumulate on the front lines of patient care and contributing to research studies that help shape and inform evidence-based healthcare practices. The trend is alive and well at White Plains Hospital, where nurses are involved in a wide range of research projects and studies that are helping the Hospital improve care for patients and their families. These interdisciplinary projects also foster collaboration across the Hospital’s various clinicians and showcase its achievements as a center of excellence.
“At White Plains Hospital, we believe it is important to share the great work our nurses do not only to elevate the nursing care we provide at the Hospital, but also to help other hospitals and healthcare organizations raise the level of healthcare overall,” explains Kerri ElSabrout, Assistant Vice President of Patient Care at White Plains Hospital.
Given their focus on bedside care and their integral role in the patient experience, nurse researchers are uniquely positioned to lend their experiences to research projects. Nurses bring a critical perspective to the body of academic research that helps to inform knowledge across the healthcare spectrum. “Nurses are the ones who are closest to patients and families — whether they are helping them prepare for procedures and undergo treatments, providing follow-up care or symptom management with patients, they know the needs of the practice, so they bring that first-hand knowledge into the research arena,” says Margaret Brock, Senior Magnet Program Director for the Hospital.
Brock notes that White Plains Hospital nurses have worked hard in the last few years to find opportunities to write and submit research papers to peer-reviewed publications, as well as attend conferences and give
  “AT WHITE PLAINS HOSPITAL, WE BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT TO SHARE THE GREAT WORK OUR NURSES DO NOT ONLY TO ELEVATE THE NURSING CARE WE PROVIDE AT THE HOSPITAL, BUT ALSO TO HELP OTHER HOSPITALS AND HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS RAISE THE LEVEL OF HEALTHCARE OVERALL...”
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