Logo of the Oregon Nursing Research and Quality ConsortiumSave the date! Oregon Nursing Research & Quality Consortium Annual Conference

"Using Evidence to Address Clinical Priorities"


Monday, April 17, 2023

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Salem Hospital (in-person conference)


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Joseph Gundlach, keynote speaker for the 2023 ONRQC annual conference

2023 keynote speaker

Joseph Gundlach, MSN, RN-BC

Joseph is a Psychiatric Nurse Education and Practice Specialist. Joining Legacy in 2017, he worked in a variety of positions at the Unity Center for Behavioral health before joining the Clinical Practice Support team in 2020. As a board-certified mental health nurse and a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Joseph spends his time supporting all eight Legacy hospital sites with their behavioral health needs. He has presented on behavioral health topics at the local, regional and national levels.





Workshops to Prepare for April 17 Presentations 

How to Prepare a Winning Abstract — FREE

Jan. 21, 2023, 9 to 11 a.m.

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How to Develop a Poster Using PowerPoint — FREE

March 11, 2023, 9 to 11 a.m.

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Additional Virtual ONRQC Workshops:

Evidence-Based Practice Education Series

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon

Nov. 16, 2022 | Dec. 21, 2022

Jan. 18, 2023 | Feb. 15, 2023 | May 17, 2023

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ONRQC 2023 Conference:
Using Evidence to Address Clinical Priorities



Opening/Welcome to Salem Hospital

Sarah Horn, RN

Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing and Operations Officer, Salem Health

Presentation slides




Keynote speaker presentations


Resuscitation of the Nurse

Safety Planning: Managing Challenging Behaviors

Joseph Gundlach, MSN, RN-BC

Presentation slides





Crowdsourcing Improvement

Deb Eldredge, PhD, RN

Presentation slides


Taming the Length-of-Stay Dragon

Marge Willis, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CCRN-K


Nurse Wellbeing

Nancy Dunn, MS, RN


Growing Our Leaders: Clinical Nurses Leading Practice Improvements

Facilitator: Margo Halm, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

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Podium presentations


Decreasing the Length of Stay for Bariatric Patients

Catherine Boulay, MD, FACS, FASMBS, diplomate ABOM

Jordain Mahr, OTD, MHA, OTR/L, CDE

Presentation slides


Improving the Education of Malignant Hyperthermia in Non-Operating Room Environment Through High-Fidelity Simulation: A Quality Improvement Project

Brenna Kreglo, BSN, SRNA

Reynaldo D. Calrao, DNAP, CRNA

Ron Nakahara, BSN, SRNA


Standardizing Pediatric Intravenous Push Medication Dilution: A Quality Improvement Project

Victoria Girod, BSN, RN, CPN DNP-PNP student

Presentation slides


Professional Moral Courage: An Antidote for Nurse Leader Moral Distress

Lisa Krening, MPH, BSN, RN, NE-BC, NPD-BC

Rene Norton, DNP, RN, NPD-BC

Presentation slides


Care for the Caregiver: Resiliency Advocates Matter


Patricia Shoun, MSN, RN, CCRN

Presentation slides


Novel Use of Tool Based in Ownership of Nursing Role for Practice Evaluation and Culture Assessment

Michelle Barnhart, MS, RN, CNL

Gayle Murphy, MSN, RN, CMSRN

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Implementation of a Behavioral Screening Tool in an Elementary School

Enyo Dzata, MSN, CPNP-PC, OHSU

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Implementing Psychotherapy Training to Improve Role Competency in a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Residency Program

Matilda Ryan, MA, MSN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, Portland VA Healthcare System

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Omnicell Safety Gates Improve Nurse Confidence

Erin McGinnis, BSN, RN, Salem Health

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Opioid-Crisis Intervention: Mitigating Opioid Misuse After Surgery Using Video-Animation Educational Tool

Ahmed Alshaarawi, CRNA, MS, DNP student

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Positive Psychology Experience Improves Healthcare Worker Happiness

Nancy Dunn, MS, RN, Salem Health

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Sound the Alarm! Standardizing the Use of Alarms to Decrease Falls

Ellie Butsch, MSN, RN, PCCN, Salem Health

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Take Care of Yourself First: Pausing to Don Full PPE

Ann Alway, MS, RN, CNS, CNRN, Salem Health

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Targeted Daily Communication Reduces Hospital Length of Stay

Amy Brown, BSN, RN, Salem Health

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Time is Survival: Continuing Education on Sepsis for Neurosurgical Critical Care Nurses

Emily Rios, MSNc, RN, CCRN, OHSU

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ONRQC is a collaborative effort:

Kaiser Permanente NW

Legacy Health


Providence Health

VA Portland Healthcare System

Salem Health

OHSU School of Nursing

OHSU Healthcare