SOMC Research Highlighted at National Conference

ENA Conference

Two nurses from Southern Ohio Medical Center’s Emergency Department were recently selected to present their research efforts at the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Leadership Conference held Feb. 16 to 20 in Portland, Ore. Sherry Young, RN, BSN, CEN, EMT-P, CICP (left) and Julie Hiles, RN, BSN, Assistant Nurse Manager of SOMC Emergency and Pediatrics presented their research, titled “Hemolysis of Blood Specimens: Increasing time in the Emergency Department.” The results have been used to change policies and procedures in the SOMC Emergency Department. More than 1,200 emergency nurses from across the United States and internationally gathered at the conference to discuss trends and topics related to the emergency nursing profession including safety, staffing, triage and leadership skills. “It was a privilege to present our research poster at the conference,” Hiles said. “Research is an integral part of our Magnet status at SOMC and the results give us opportunities to improve the excellent care we provide to our patients and their families.”