Clinical Assistant Professor with eight years teaching at the BSN level. Sixth year at University of Texas at Arlington. Lead Teacher for Community Health Nursing for past six years. Clinical Nurse Specialist in Critical Care experience since 1986 with most recent hospital experiences to include: Director of Risk Management, Director of Quality, Patient Safety, Emergency/ Disaster Preparation and The Joint Commission Preparation.
Dr. Mindi Anderson-Dr. Cason Community Health Disaster Simulation Grant. Participation in classroom pre-simulation and if student's participation improved during the live disaster simulation. Summer 2014. My participation was to design a high quality, evidenced based practice series of six scenarios in the form of vignettes. Authored a pre and post test, a script of six vignettes, assisted in the video filming of the vignettes at the Smart Hospital. Then authored a lecture, recorded it with the imbedded video vignettes as well as authored and recorded the scenarios debriefing. During the disaster lecture, the PI obtained informed consent by the students. The recorded lecture and vignettes were played one at a time, followed by a live "debriefing" of each of the six scenarios. The following week, the students participated in the live simulation and completed the questionanaire. Links to the videos- disaster simulation and PPE are available on request.
A collaborative Pilot Project with Kinesiology on "Promoting Health through Healthy Life Style Choices". The target is vulnerable population youth 13-14 year olds at a Young Men's Leadership Institute in a middle school in Grand Praire. The school is a Title 1 with a diverse population that is 75% Hispanic. The project will attempt to increase physical activity in students with an after school soccer program with coaches and mentors. The College of Nursing Community Health students provided nutritional education and eating behaviors for students to reduce obesity and prevent type II diabetes. A separate set of evening nutritional classes were provided for parental nutrition and healthy choices. The third part of the project was to role model by successful UTA College Seniors to improve the student's attendance and engage the parents in participation in school activities. By developing better habits, the students will have a greater chance to succeed in school and increase their graduation rates.
Dr. O'Keefe developed an Electronic Statewide Distance Training Program for the Court Visitor Program, improving knowledge, skills, competencies and outcome of the undergraduate nursing workforce and impacting 1,341 Wards of the Texas Probate Courts. During Impllementation, (2) helped to assure the appropriate supply, diversity, composition and distribution of the undergraduate nursing workforce that could be appointed as Court Visitors; and (3) evaluated the Electronic Statewide Court Visitor Program, providing an infrastructure to support the availability and sustainability of a full range of healthcare skills and services to Wards, reducing Health Disparities in access to care, and monitoring Quality of Care provided by guardians. Role: PI for CVP data in Tarrant County Probate Court One and UT Arlington College of Nursing. Trained undergraduate nursing students to the role of Court Investigator and completed approximately 56 Ward visits per semester and submissions of Electronic forms to UTMB and Tarrant County Courthouse.
Presentation to preceptors including time management strategies, and successful strategies when precepting senior nursing students in the hospital setting.
Presented an overview of Emergency Preparedness, community involvement by governmental and non-governmental participants, and sources for preparation.
Presented an overview of Emergency Preparedness, participation by emergency responders by governmental and non-governmental agencies. Discussed the types of disasters, the need for having a family plan as well as a personal plan with demonstration of a 72 hour emergency kit.