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Faculty to Receive Annual MEDSURG Nursing Award

Dr. Catherine Todd Magel (left) and Dr. Christine M. Crumlish seen here outside Driscoll Hall with their award winning journal article.

Assistant Professors Christine M. Crumlish, PhD, CCRN, ACNS-BC and Catherine Todd Magel, EdD, RN, BC will be presented with the 2012 MEDSURG Nursing Research for Practice Writer’s Award at The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) 21st Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah that takes place October 4-7, 2012. The purpose of this annual award is to recognize and promote excellence in medical-surgical nursing clinical scholarship. Their article, “Patient Education on Heart Attack Response: Is Rehearsal the Critical Factor in Knowledge Retention” appeared in the November/December 2011 issue of MEDSURG Nursing in a segment, Research for Practice.

Their study focused on the recognition and immediate response to signs and symptoms of a heart attack, one of the most important topics of patient education in any setting. The findings in this study support the use of a one-to-one teaching model with rehearsal to facilitate learning and enhance patients’ and families’ ability to identify and quickly respond to symptoms of a heart attack.