Congratulations goes to two groups of undergraduate students from NDSU at Sanford, Bismarck for receiving the highest scores on Critical Appraisal Topics (CAT) submitted to the North Dakota Center for Nursing Evidence Based Practice Resource Center. Amanda Ketterling SN, Lea O’Connell SN, Glenda Snyder SN, and Joseph Vetter SN submitted a CAT on Subcutaneous Fluid Rehydration vs IV Fluid Rehydration. The second CAT on Prone Position vs Supine Position in Patients with ARDS was submitted by Hasan Abshir SN, Nadia Dudyreu SN, Libby Olson SN, Naomi Rudolph SN, and Samantha Van Cleve SN.
Members from the ND Center for Nursing Evidence Based Practice work groups developed a scoring matrix to evaluate the Critical Appraisal Topics (CAT) submitted to the Center during this past year. Each Critical Appraisal Topic was scored by two group members who were blinded from each other, once the scoring was completed the scores were compiled by Patricia Moultan, Executive Director of the ND Center for Nursing. Graduate and Undergraduate CATs were scored separately with the two highest scores from each level being recognized as the winning CATs.
The winning CATs can be viewed through the ND Center for Nursing site: