Nursing professor presents research at National Nursing Conference

Dr. Amber Adams ’15, instructor of nursing in the JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing, recently presented at the EN21 National Emergency Nursing Conference. The conference is hosted annually by the Emergency Nurses Association and gives nurses the opportunity to network and learn about current practice changes occurring at other facilities and organizations. dr-amber-adams

“I am a section editor for the Journal of Emergency Nursing, which is the official peer-reviewed journal of the Emergency Nurses Association,” Adams said. “I was asked to take part in a presentation on behalf of the journal to promote the importance of case studies in nursing.”

Her presentation “The Rare, the Unusual, the Novel: Journal of Emergency Case Reviews” focused on her research of rare emergency room cases and how they impact current nursing care. The presentation also focused on the importance of reading and publishing case reviews to enhance emergency nursing practice. Adams presented five unusual cases previously published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing over the past two years outlining patient presentation, treatment options and outcomes, and the clinical takeaways that are important for nurses in practice.

“I hope that attendees were able to learn a lot of new information that will help them feel better prepared and confident to care for patients in the future. Hopefully this information will allow them to rapidly identify and treat patients that present with similar conditions, leading to better patient outcomes overall.”

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