Professional Contributions of Nursing at Sugar Land Hospital

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital nurses use the Magnet® Model as a framework for nursing excellence. Through Transformational Leadership, Structural Empowerment, Exemplary Professional Practice, and New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements, excellent empirical outcomes are achieved. Houston Methodist Sugar Land nursing supports the Houston Methodist vision for unparalleled safety, quality, service and innovation.

 

Nursing mission: Houston Methodist nursing provides an environment in which excellent nursing practice, interprofessional collaboration, leadership, education and research ensure that patients, families and the community experience compassionate, value-based care through unparalleled safety, quality, service and innovation.

 

Nursing vision: We lead the world of nursing in an innovative and collaborative environment of excellence in patient care, education and research.

 

Philosophy of nursing: We believe the cornerstone of the Houston Methodist Professional Practice Model is a triad of:

 

  • Leadership: Building value-driven partnerships with patients, families and the interprofessional team that yield high-quality care.
  • Art: Caring for patients and families in a holistic way to meet clinical, psychological, educational and spiritual needs.
  • Science: Improving outcomes through evidence-based practices, research, innovation and professional development.

 

Transformational Leadership

Nurse leaders and nurses at the bedside are transformational leaders who keep nursing goals aligned with the vision and mission of the hospital. They participate in leadership development and mentorship programs, and demonstrate advocacy and support on behalf of staff and patients. 

Structural Empowerment of Nursing

Shared Governance — A Model for Nursing Leadership 

Nurses at Houston Methodist Sugar Land are empowered to share experience and knowledge by participating in collective decision-making with interprofessional colleagues. Shared Governance is a decision-making model that offers clinicians the means to influence professional practice and the quality of patient care, as well as to build leadership skills.  Shared Governance supports the strategic goals of nursing, thus providing better care to our patients and families. 

 

The Shared Governance model allows nurses to independently exercise judgment in the clinical setting, which has been described by nurses as one of the most significant factors affecting job satisfaction and retention. 

 

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Shared Governance Model

 

HMSL Shared Governance Nursing 

Recognition for Contributions to Professional Nursing

  • Nurses at Houston Methodist Sugar Land are routinely recognized for professional accomplishments throughout the year by receiving the following awards:
    • Daisy Award
    • Good Samaritan Foundation Nurse Excellence Award
    • Houston Chronicle Salute to Nurses
    • Texas Nurses Association District 9 Nurse Excellence Award
    • Annual Nursing Excellence Award
    • ICARE Award
  • Houston Methodist Sugar Land recognizes nurses for dissemination of research and evidence-based practice by providing resources to:
    • Attend conferences to present our findings to national and international health care professionals
    • Publish articles in professional journals
  • Nurses are recognized to volunteer locally, nationally or internationally by providing paid time off (ICARE in Action) and additional resources (supplies/educational material/donation).
  • Nurses are recognized by the organization for professional development and are encouraged to be life-long learners by providing: 
    • Tuition assistance of $4000 a year
    • Success Pays™, Take 2 OR and CPAN certification programs
    • Graduate Nurse Residency Program
    • Clinical Scholar Program for evidence-based practice and research
    • Shared Governance Leadership Series for Shared Governance front-line leaders

 

Exemplary Professional Practice 

Houston Methodist Professional Practice Model 

Houston Methodist’s I CARE values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence provide the overarching values that guide service and practice. The Houston Methodist Professional Practice Model describes the patient care delivery system and the practice of professional nursing. 
 
The patient care delivery system keeps the patient and family at the center, with the staff nurse leader in communication and collaboration with the interprofessional team to affect outcomes of safety, quality, knowledge, efficiency and satisfaction. The graphic depiction below shows our Professional Practice Model, which is built upon evidence-based practice, research and innovation.  

 

Professional Practice Model Nursing 

 

New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements

At Houston Methodist Sugar Land, nurses provide unparalleled patient care through the use of evidence-based practice. Nurses participate in Houston Methodist education programs to learn how to lead evidence-based practice projects and conduct nursing research. Nursing-led research generates new knowledge and innovations to optimize patient outcomes. Nurses share best practices through publications and presentations at regional, national and international conferences. 
 
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Nursing Publications
  • "Nursing Care of the Patient Undergoing Lumbar Spinal Fusion," Maureen Lall, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, SCRN, COHN-S, Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 2018, 8(5), 44-53.
  • "Predictors of Weeks to Opioid Cessation Following Lumbar Fusion: A Prospective Cohort Study," Maureen Lall, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, SCRN, COHN-S, Pain Management in Nursing, 2018, 19(5), 525-534. doi:10.1016/j.pmn.2018.04.007
     
     
Scholarly Contributions of Nursing — Poster and Podium Presentations
  • May 2019: "AM-PAC – A Tool to Assist With Discharge When Time Is Short," (Poster). Christopher Rappel, MSN, RN, OCN, Teresa Gonzales, BSN, RN, RN-BC, Diane Anderle, BSN, RN, ONC, Jamie Loganbill, PTA, Anil Abraham, PTA, Neha Mathur, PT, MPT, Jasawn Gibbs, PT, DPT, Maria Jocela Dinh, PT, DPT, and Stephanie Beery, PTA, BS. NOAN Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • May 2019: "Try a Little Restrain With Restraints," (Poster). Patricia Lewis, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNML, Tumi Layinka, MSN, RN, CCRN, and Charlene Manzano, BSN, RN, CCRN. National Teaching Institute Conference, Orlando, Florida.
  • March 2019: "Albumin usage," (Poster). Elizabeth Gonzales, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN and Sapana Desai, PharmD, BCPS. Nursing Science at the Beside Conference of the Texas Medical Center Nursing Research Collaborative. Houston, Texas.
  • March 2019: "The Use of Bioimpedance Spectroscopy to Assess Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema, (Poster). Maureen Lall, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, SCRN, COHN-S, Monique Dillard, PT, CLT, and Kimberly Kainer, OTR, CLT. Nursing Science at the Beside Conference of the Texas Medical Center Nursing Research Collaborative. Houston, Texas.
  • March 2019: "Predictors of Weeks to Opioid Cessation Following Lumbar Fusion," (Poster). Maureen Lall, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, SCRN, COHN-S. Nursing Science at the Beside Conference of the Texas Medical Center Nursing Research Collaborative. Houston, Texas.
  • March 2019: "Preventing CT Contrast Media Extravasation – Management of Risk Factors," (Poster). Mary Harris, MSN, RN, CCRN-K and Qin Chen, RDMS, RVT. Nursing Science at the Beside Conference of the Texas Medical Center Nursing Research Collaborative. Houston, Texas.
  • March 2019: "Implementing Manual Proning at a Community Hospital," (Poster). Patricia Lewis, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNML. Nursing Science at the Beside Conference of the Texas Medical Center Nursing Research Collaborative. Houston, Texas
  • March 2019: "Reducing Hospital Onset C. Difficile Infections," (Poster). Janet Leatherwood, MSN, RN, CCRN-KNursing Science at the Beside Conference of the Texas Medical Center Nursing Research Collaborative. Houston, Texas.
  • March 2019: "Predictors of Long-Term Opioid Use Following Lumbar Fusion – A Prospective, Cohort Study," (Podium). American Association of Neuroscience Nurses 51st annual Educational Meeting, Denver, Colorado.
  • December 2018: "Incivility, Factors Impacting Patient Outcomes…Civility Matters!" (Podium). Patricia Lewis, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNML. Annual Texas Nurses Association District 9 Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • November 2018: "Research Study Results – Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions to Reduce Unnecessary Antimicrobial Therapy for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria," (Podium). Punit Shah, PharmD, PCPS, Emilyn Rodriguez, MSN, RN, CVRN, Shermel Edwards Maddox, MSN, RN, RN-BC, Meghan Thibeaux, PharmD, BCPS, and Nicholas Daoura, MD. 4th Annual Regional Shared Governance Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • November 2018: "Reducing Hospital Onset Clostridium Difficile Infections," (Poster). Janet Leatherwood, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Sally Shen, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Elizabeth Gonzales, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, Anna Floyd, MPH, CIC, and Firas Zabaneh, MBA, MT, CIC, CIE. 4th Annual Regional Shared Governance Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • October 2018: "Reducing Hospital Onset Clostridium Difficile Infections," (Poster). Janet Leatherwood, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Sally Shen, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Elizabeth Gonzales, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, Anna Floyd, MPH, CIC, and Firas Zabaneh, MBA, MT, CIC, CIE. ANCC Magnet Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • October 2018: "Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Prevention," (Poster). Tim Dang, RN, and Daniel Castro, Rad Tech. ANCC Magnet Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  •  October 2018: "Aromatherapy – Using Premixed Essential Oils For the Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting," (Podium). Ronald Malit, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA and Paschale Dorismond Parks, BSN, RN, CPAN. ANCC Magnet Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • September 2018: "Civility matters – Promoting Positive Workplace Behaviors," (Podium). Patricia Lewis, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNML. 42nd Annual Texas Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Conference, Sugar Land, Texas.
  • September 2018: "Complementary Therapies in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit," (Podium). Paschale Dorismond-Parks, BSN, RN, CAPA, Ronald Malit, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA, and Fiona Smith, BSN, MS, RN, CPAN. 42nd Annual Texas Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Conference, Sugar Land, Texas.
  • September 2018: "Taking the Road Less Traveled: Becoming a High-Performing Perioperative Team," (Podium). Mary Harris, MSN, RN, CCRN-K. 42nd Annual Texas Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Conference, Sugar Land, Texas.
  • September 2018: "The Ethical Challenges of Surgical Consent and DNR," (Podium). Bracken Kolle, MD, Michaela Brady, MSN, RN, CAPA and Adam Pena, MA. 42nd Annual Texas Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Conference, Sugar Land, Texas.
  • September 2018: "Positioning Safety in the Operating Room," (Podium). Irene Morrison, MSN, RN, CNOR and Shelly Boyne, BSN, RN, CNOR. 42nd Annual Texas Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Conference, Sugar Land, Texas.
  • September 2018: "Malignant Hyperthermia," (Podium). Vincenza Jones, RN, CASC, CNOR. 42nd Annual Texas Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Conference, Sugar Land, Texas.
  • September 2018: "Sepsis Awareness in the Emergency Department," (Poster). Monica Salinas, BSN, RN. Sepsis Awareness Day Symposium, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, Texas.
  • August 2018: "Nursing Care for Patients at End-of-Life in the Adult Intensive Care Unit," (Podium). Mary Harris, MSN, RN, CCRN-K. Nursing Science and Practice Conference, London, England
  • August 2018: "ED Code Stroke: Decreasing Door to Needle Times," (Poster). Rita Richards, MSN, RN, CEN, Trini Tran, BSN, RN, CEN, and Kymberli Conn, BSN, RN, CEN. American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) Advances in Stroke Care Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • July 2018: "Reducing Hospital Onset Clostridium Difficile Infections," (Poster). Janet Leatherwood, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Sally Shen, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Elizabeth Gonzales, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, Anna Floyd, MPH, CIC, and Firas Zabaneh, MBA, MT, CIC, CIE. Texas Department of Health Quality and Safety Conference.
  • June 2018: "Orienting New Grads to the Obstetrical Unit: What Can We Learn From Them?" (Poster). Tracy McManaman-Bridges, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM. Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, (AWHONN) Convention, Tampa, Florida.
  • May 2018: "Process improvement of a Joint Center Program," (Poster). Christopher Rappel, MSN, RN, OCN, Teresa Gonzales, BSN, RN, RN-BC. NAON Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • May 2018: "EFIT (Emergency-Functionality, Innovation and Throughput)," (Poster). Kelly Ward, MSN, RN, CEN-NEA-BC. 2nd Annual system patient safety symposium, Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas
  • April 2018: "EFIT (Emergency-Functionality, Innovation and Throughput)," (Poster). Kelly Ward, MSN, RN, CEN-NEA-BC. 1st Annual Nursing Science at the Bedside Conference, Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas.
  • April 2018: "Implementing a Respite Area to Reduce Stress Levels in Nurses," (Poster). Ann Maguire, BSN, RN, CVRN and Emilyn Rodriguez, MSN, RN, CVRN. 1st Annual Nursing Science at the Bedside Conference, Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas.
  • March 2018: "Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Prevention," (Poster). Chris Milam, BSN, RN, CVRN and Daniel Castro, Rad Tech. National Cardiovascular Data Registry Conference, Orlando, Florida.
  • March 2018: "Silicone Padded Dressings: An Intervention for the Prevention of Positioner-Related Skin Tears in Intraoperative Patients," (Poster).  Shelly Boyne, BSN, RN, CNOR, Vincenza Jones, RN, CASC, CNOR, and Megan Nader, BSN, RN, CNOR. AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • February 2018: "Make the Baby F.A.L.L Out," (Poster). Kristin Edwards, BSN, RN, Cathyrn Ritchie, BSN, RN, and Roxy Simon, BSN, RN. Kaleidoscope Conference, Stafford, Texas.
  • February 2018: "Family Satisfaction in the NICU," (Poster). Theresa Walters, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC. Kaleidoscope Conference, Stafford, Texas.
  • February 2018: "Orienting New Grads to the Obstetrical Unit: What Can We Learn From Them? (Poster). Tracy McManaman-Bridges, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM. Kaleidoscope Conference, Stafford, Texas.
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