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JBI Evidence Implementation – Podcast Commentary Series

Creator: JBI Evidence Implementation
Duration: 5:44

Michael Songco provides a podcast commentary on a best practice implementation project – titled: Central catheter insertion in adult patients

Michael Songco is a Lead Quality Nurse Consultant at Northern California Kaiser Permanente and an adjunct professor at California State University of Eastbay.

Michael has been a nurse for more than 21 years and has held many diverse roles including psychiatric nursing focused on geriatric psychiatry; wounds and burns care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); medical-telemetry and oncology.

Besides teaching in the California State University nursing program, Michael enjoys sharing his knowledge base with his professional colleagues. He has led several projects in local hospitals throughout his nursing career and helped develop and successfully implement improvement on numerous initiatives including restraint practice, falls prevention, pressure ulcers, stroke, pneumococcal/flu vaccination, and aspects of surgical care. Michael was awarded the Kaiser Permanente “Improvement Advisor” certificate in December 2012.

Creator: JBI Evidence Implementation
Duration: 5:20

Podcast commentary by Gabrielle Rhodes on a best practice implementation project titled: Prevention of deep venous thrombosis in stroke.

Gabrielle Rhodes is currently a Virtual Critical Care Nurse in the Tele Critical Care Department at Kaiser Permanente, Northern California. Gabrielle also works part-time as an Intensive Care Nurse within the Critical Care Unit at Alameda Hospital in Alameda, California.

Gabrielle has over 20 years of healthcare experience serving as a Clinical Nurse Supervisor on the Critical Care Step Down/Stroke Unit at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson, Louisiana. Gabrielle earned her Master of Nursing Informatics from American Sentinel University and an undergraduate degree in nursing from Grambling State University.

Creator: Ana Beatriz
Duration: 6:34

Ana Beatriz provides a podcast commentary on Facilitation of evidence implementation within a clinical fellowship program: a mixed methods study.

Ana Beatriz is an undergraduate student at Federal University of Pelotas’ Dental School, located in Southern Brazil. She is a scientific initiation fellow involved in the Global Observatory for Dental Care (GODeC) Initiative, which is engaged in the development of evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines on oral health interest topics. She is engaged in the development of guidelines for the dental management of systemically compromised patients. Besides, she is involved in research that investigates gender bias in dental science, and research on Pediatric Dentistry topics. She is also working with economic analyzes in dental care.

Creator: Michael Tijerina
Duration: 6:29

Michael Tijerina provides a podcast commentary on a best practice implementation project: Nurse facilitated reflective exercise post patient death in the intensive care unit.

Michael Tijerina, MSN, RN-BC, is the regional sepsis program manager and clinical quality consultant for Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region in Oakland, CA. He has 20+ years of healthcare experience serving at the medical center, regional, and national levels. His clinical experience includes emergency medicine, intravenous-central line specialty nursing, and inpatient nursing leadership. His enterprise-level experience includes professional development consulting, informatics nursing consulting, information technology education management, and his current role with regional quality. Michael earned his Master of Science in Nursing with distinction from Capella University and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Biola University. He earned board certification in informatics nursing, nursing professional development, and healthcare simulation. In his spare time, Michael is a triathlete, an avid skier, a hiker, and loves spending time with his wife and children.

Creator: Vanessa Martinez
Duration: 6:29

Vanessa Martinez provides a podcast commentary on Health Services Research - Implementation Project: Barriers and facilitators for implementation of a patient prioritization tool in two specialized rehabilitation programs.

Vanessa is currently the Regional Director for Virtual Nursing Care programs at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. She is responsible for the region-wide direction, planning, and coordination practices of the virtual nursing programs of Advance Alert Monitor and eHospital.   An experienced Director of Adult Patient Care Services, Vanessa has a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry that spans 26 years. She is a knowledgeable healthcare professional with extensive inpatient clinical experience in intensive care, telemetry, medical-surgical, psychiatry, rehabilitation, and ambulatory care nursing.  As a Caritas Coach and Care Experience Leader awardee, Vanessa has proven to manage and motivate staff for optimal performance with a strong commitment to exceptional patient-centered care.

Vanessa is a Patient Care Improvement System Advisor and TeamSTEPPS master trainer. She can analyze existing processes to identify recommendations for improvement with demonstrated success in implementing initiatives that enhance efficiency and improve patient outcomes.   She integrated Lean principles and practices for improved productivity, quality, cost control, and timely delivery of patient care with the successful development of Congestive Heart Failure Pathway standard work for each service line.  They were able to reduce the length of stay from 4.8 days down to 1.66 days adopted in East Bay. Vanessa’s team reduced readmissions by 30% with the successful implementation of Bridge Clinic discharge follow-up appointments.

Through her work, she was the Extraordinary Nurse recipient: KFH Emerging Leader award for her outstanding nursing profession contributions.  She was a podium speaker and poster presenter on several symposiums for the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), National Quality Conference, National Leadership Conference, International Caritas Consortiums, and New Grad Nursing Programs.

Vanessa is a Kaiser Nurse Scholar and earned her Doctorate Degree in Nursing Practice focused in Executive leadership from Loyola University New Orleans and a dual master’s degree focused in Nursing and Health Care Administration from the University of Phoenix.  Vanessa has a passion for event planning, interior decoration, and photography.  She enjoys outdoor activities and shares the same interests with her supportive husband and loving son.

Creator: Abdullahi S. Ibrahim
Duration: 6:10
Abdullahi S. Ibrahim provides a podcast commentary on featured best practice implementation project titled: Reducing the Incidence of Phlebitis in Medical Adult Inpatients with Peripheral Venous Catheter (PVC) Care Bundle Abdullahi started his nursing career in 2004 after graduating in 2002 from the College of Nursing Kano, Nigeria. He Joined the Federal Medical Center Azare as a bed-side nurse, cumulating in 14 years’ experience in medical surgical wards and emergency department units. Abdullahi completed his education in critical care nursing in 2009, then joined Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital as a Critical Care Nurse in 2019. Abdullahi is passionate about patient safety, quality improvement and research. He received the Society of Critical Care Medicine Nursing Sections' 'Shark Bait' award in 2017.
Creator: Elizabeth Borczynski
Duration: 5:00
Elizabeth Borczynski provides a podcast commentary on featured implementation project – titled: Reducing bruising and pain through enhancement of subcutaneous anticoagulant injection techniques Elizabeth Borczynski, who also goes by Ela, is a Registered Nurse currently working as a Unit Based Educator in the Perioperative department for the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Ela graduated from nursing in 2008 from the University of Ottawa. She worked in Canada for a few years before moving to San Francisco, California 10 years ago. During this time, she worked in many different nursing units that ranged in trauma, oncology, cardiology, orthopedics and general surgery. In the last 6 years she transitioned to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) as a perioperative nurse at UCSF. During her time in the PACU Ela became an evidence-based practice and JBI fellow. She published her first article in JBI Evidence Synthesis about capnography monitoring within her department. Working on this project inspired Ela to transition into an Educator role where she helps with project implementation as well as education within the perioperative department. In 2019, she applied to the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing to obtain her Master’s Degree as an Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is set to graduate in 2021 and plans to pursue a career working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Creator: Jose Chavez
Duration: 5:59
Jose Chavez provides a podcast commentary on featured research paper titled: A clinical pharmacist-led integrated approach for evaluation of medication errors among medical intensive care unit patientsJose Chavez is a doctoral prepared Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He is a CNS for the Cardiac Medical and Surgery Intensive Care Units. He has been a nurse for 13 years, having served in the United States Navy Nurse Corps Reserves as a Critical Care Nurse from 2012 to 2020 where he was honorably discharged at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He is the current Chair of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Council at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Prior to being a Chair of the APRN Council, he served as the Critical Care Clinical Practice Council Co-Chair from 2017-2019. He was the team leader on multiple quality improvement projects- including: improving rounds communication between CICU RNs and Interdisciplinary team (Medical team, Ethics, Social Worker and Case Manager)- Implemented an educational plan to decrease Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) (Nurse, Epidemiology Nurse, Pharmacist), establishing a standard reporting tool to facilitate appropriate patient progression (Physician, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Case Manager and Nurse). He completed his Doctor in Nurse Practice (DNP) in 2020 with his project Reducing Adverse Effects of Opioids in the Acute Care Setting (improving practice and communication with Staff Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurse, Physicians and Pharmacist).
Creator: Maria Galletto
Duration: 4:02
Maria Galletto provides a podcast commentary on featured quality improvement project – titled: Conducive Environments Reduce Sleep Disturbances and Improve Sleep Quality Maria Galletto, MSN, RN, CNL, CPHQ Site Coordinator-VPS (Virtual Pediatrics Systems) Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Maria has been a registered nurse at Kaiser Permanente for 38 years. She spent the first 25 years of her career in a Level 3 NICU as a bedside nurse, preceptor, NRP instructor, and educator. Maria's passion for the care of premature babies led to certification in the Neonatal Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP). She managed the NICU redesign to promote healthy growth and development of this vulnerable population. Maria continued her career in Maternal Child Health management with a multidisciplinary team focused on total care of the mother-baby couplet. Maria completed her MSN with a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification in 2015. In her current role as a Lead Quality Nurse Consultant, she has focused on improving care and quality outcomes for Pediatric ICU patients as the Site Coordinator for Virtual Pediatric Systems (VPS).
Creator: Karl Norwood
Duration: 5:31

Karl Norwood provides a podcast commentary on featured Implementation Project – titled: Non-pharmacological analgesic interventions among newborn infants in the University Hospital of the University of Sao Paulo

Karl Norwood (who goes by his nickname Kip) has been a Critical Care Nurse for over 28 years. Kip graduated from the St. Mary's-Samuel Merritt Intercollegiate Nursing program in 1992. Upon completion of nursing school, he worked in Modesto at Memorial Medical Center and entered the ICU Training Cohort as a new grad. After completion of his ICU training program, he transitioned his career path to public sector and joined Contra Costa Health Services in 1994, where he worked as an ICU nurse at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) for over 20 years. During Kip's later tenure at CCRMC he became involved with the first Rapid Response Team training, Medication Error Reduction Program, and Sepsis Mortality Reduction Program as a front-line bedside nurse. Kip obtained his ICU certification (CCRN) in 2008 and became a senior preceptor for the ICU team at CCRMC. In 2013, he obtained his Masters Degree in Nursing Education from Liberty University. Kip left public sector in 2013 and began his role with Kaiser as an Assistant Nurse Manager in the ICU at Kaiser Walnut Creek from 2013-2017. When Kip was at Kaiser Walnut Creek, he became involved with "Re-thinking Critical Care", Workplace Safety, Infection Control, Code-Blue/RRT redesign, AAM (Advanced Alert Monitoring) Beta Test Site, Inpatient Stroke Alert, ERAS (Enhanced Recovery after Surgery), and the ICU Mobility Project. Kip joined the Clinical Effectiveness Team in late 2017 and currently supports the E-Hospital and AAM platforms.

Creator: Shakira Daley
Duration: 4:10

Shakira Daley MSN, RN, NE-BC, CPPS is a System Senior Director, Nursing Quality, New York City Health Hospitals Corporation. She has extensive experience leading cross-functional teams within highly matrixed organizations in the completion of large-scale projects and programs. Shakira is recognized as an expert in nursing quality and clinical outcomes, skilled in educating staff and passionate about nursing professional development. A hands-on leader, Shakira works with nursing leadership and staff to create an environment of cohesion, with high levels of engagement, retention, and commitment to improving patient quality and safety. She is certified in quality improvement, patient safety, executive nursing leadership and project management, and has also obtained her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Shakira Daley MSN, RN, NE-BC, CPPS
System Senior Director, Nursing Quality
New York City Health+ Hospitals Corporation

Shakira Daley is a senior healthcare director with extensive experience leading cross-functional teams within highly matrixed organizations in the completion of large-scale projects and programs. Shakira is recognized as an expert in nursing quality and clinical outcomes. Mrs. Daley is skilled in educating staff, and is passionate about nursing professional development. A hands-on leader, Shakira works with nursing leadership and staff to create an environment of cohesion, with high levels of engagement, retention, and commitment to improving patient quality and safety. Mrs. Daley is certified in quality improvement, patient safety, executive nursing leadership and project management and has also obtained her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Creator: JBI
Duration: 4:19
JBI Evidence Implementation 

Promotion of early breast milk expression among mothers of preterm infants in NICU in an obstetrics and gynaecology hospital: a best practice implementation project

Maria Galletto, MSN, RN, CNL, CPHQ
Lead Quality Nurse Consultant
NCAL Site Coordinator-Virtual PICU Systems (VPS) – provides a commentary on featured research paper titled: Promotion of early breast milk expression among mothers of preterm infants in NICU in an obstetrics and gynaecology hospital: a best practice implementation project

Maria Galletto, MSN, RN, CNL, CPHQ
Site Coordinator-VPS (Virtual Pediatrics Systems)
Kaiser Permanente, Northern California


Maria has been a registered nurse at Kaiser Permanente for 38 years. She spent the first 25 years of her career in a Level 3 NICU as a bedside nurse, preceptor, NRP instructor, and educator. Maria's passion for the care of premature babies led to certification in the Neonatal Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP). She managed the NICU redesign to promote healthy growth and development of this vulnerable population. Maria continued her career in Maternal Child Health management with a multidisciplinary team focused on total care of the mother-baby couplet.

Maria completed her MSN with a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification in 2015. In her current role as a Lead Quality Nurse Consultant, she has focused on improving care and quality outcomes for Pediatric ICU patients as the site coordinator for Virtual Pediatric Systems (VPS).

Creator: JBI
Duration: 4:19
JBI Evidence Implementation 

Bronwyn Cox, MSN, RN, CPHQ Lead Quality Nurse Consultant Clinical Quality Programs & Data Analytics Kaiser Foundation Hospital and Health Plan Regional Quality, Northern California – provides a commentary on featured research paper titled: Clinical management of patients with breast cancer-related lymphedema: a best practice implementation project

Bronwyn Cox MSN, RN, CPHQ
Lead Quality Nurse Consultant


Bronwyn joined the Clinical Effectiveness Team within Regional Quality in January of 2016 as a Quality Nurse Consultant I. She is now a Lead Quality Nurse Consultant working within the Clinical Quality Programs and Data Analytics team, working on various telehealth initiatives and predictive analytics aimed at improving care delivery and safety of patients. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Bronwyn worked in the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Bronwyn worked in the inpatient setting at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Med-Surg Telemetry and Oncology. She also worked in ambulatory care, specializing in Women's Health Oncology Infusion, at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Bronwyn earned her Masters of Science in Nursing, Health Leadership with a Quality Improvement and Safety Process in Healthcare minor in 2015 from the University of Pennsylvania.