Nursing History–Houston

Below are the topics that will be covered in the documentary.

About the Series

The project highlights 100 years of professional, compassionate and often heroic service unique within the Gulf Coast Region and will be distributed in a primetime PBS special broadcast, within nursing clubs and association, as well as social media and YouTube daily Podcasts.  

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Community Health and Homecare

Committee members:

Shirley Morrison PhD, RN

Sarah Hibbs


Committee Suggestions: Notes and outline for potential storyline and interviews to best represent this topic: May 23, 2018

Private Duty Nursing - a precursor to home health care of 21st  century; District 9 maintenance of Private Duty registry and rules. History of TNA District 9 housing a Private Duty Registry. Included ethical rules of behavior, payment & fees; the role of private duty nurse with patient, family, & physician

Here is a brief overview of the topics for our part: Community Health Nursing;

Private Duty Nursing - precursor to home health care of 21st century; District 9 maintenance of Private Duty registry and rules. History of TNA District 9 housing a Private Duty Registry. Included ethical rules of behavior, payment & fees; role of private duty nurse with patient, family, & physician
Interview: Rosemary Pine, PhD, RN Historical review of history of private duty nursing & TNA District 9 role

Sabina Fritsch – founder of the Visiting Nurse Association in Houston; her estate contributed funding for TNA D9 Scholarships. Acclaimed nurse leader in Houston & active TNA D9  member in the 1940’s 1950’s. Her retirement highlighted in Houston newspaper Houston Post. Copies of newspaper write-ups outlining Ms. Fritsch’s career in public health.

Interview: Karee Carter, 2017 winner of the Sabina Fritsch D9 Scholarship, who will give a brief summary of Sabina Fitsch, founder of the Visiting Nurse Association in Houston

Community and public health services led and provided by nurses in Houston & Galveston.
Interview expert in the field, such as Bets Anderson, faculty  of UTMB.

ACP Home Health – example of home health care provider founded by nurse entrepreneur, Description of current services provided to patients & clients in their homes; services provided by registered nurses.

United Health Care organized and provide home visits and telephone contacts for patients with chronic diseases to minimize emergency room visits & hospitalizations; Nurses play the primary role in this healthcare delivery.

Proposed interview with Sarah Hibbs RN,& her RN manager, Julie Garcia, describing the current role of nurses in home care services, by insurance providers. We are awaiting approval from United Health Care.

TNA D9  purchase of a group of cemetery plots at Forest Park Wayside Dr. in late 1920’s for nurses in need of a final resting place. Located on South Wayside Dr..; among the first plots sold at this cemetery and actively maintained. TNA D9 Nurse leaders buried there, including Sabina Fritsch.

Video tour of Forest Park Lawndale cemetery area where 9 nurse leaders are buried.   

Catastrophes/Disasters

Committee members:

Jacqueline Stout-Aguilar,
PhD, RN-BC, CNE Clinical Educator II
UTMB

Susan Ogunnowo,
PhD, MPH, RN Clinical Instructor
Bell Tech Career Institute

Amanda Chappell,
MSN, RN Manager, Clinical Projects
Memorial Hermann Health System


Committee Suggestions: Notes and outline for potential storyline and interviews to best represent this topic: May 23, 2018


Working with all institutions/alumni associations to obtain nurse names that went through the disasters below:

       1900 Storm/Hurricane
       Hurricane Carla (1961)
       Tropical Storm Allison (2001)
       Hurricane Ike (2008)
       Memorial Day Flood (2015)
       Hurricane Harvey (2017)
       UTMB Disaster Day

Potential Interviews: David Marshall-CNO UTMB, Pamela Watson-Previous UTMB Dean,  David Callender- UTMB President, UTMB Deans of all four schools, Disaster Team leads in Galveston/Houston TMC

Diversity

Committee Memebers:

E. Tina Cuellar
PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC


Committee Suggestions: Notes and outline for potential storyline and interviews to best represent this topic: May 23, 2018


Interviews:
       Nurses with diverse backgrounds
       Chris Edwards, Dissertation “Men in Nursing” (also former Marine)
       Bruce Leonard-male Navy nurse, nursing faculty
       Betty Gounah-among first Filipino nurses immigrating to the USPam Windle- 2nd/3rd           generation Filipino nurse
       Vivianee Watts- Black Nurses Association of  Galveston; among first to integrate UTMB; has         collected history associated with UTMB minority
       Sandra Chaveleh- Hispanic nurse immigrant
       Funke Omo-Osagie – Nigerian  immigrant to Great Britain, Canada, and US


Progression
Historical overview of the opportunities and challenges encountered by a diverse nursing population. Initial encounters in nursing related to diversity.

Current status related to diversity
Education: politics, policy, the evolution of degrees Karen E. Alexander and Shatoi King


Education

Committee members:

Karen E. Alexander
PhD, RN, CNORDirector of Nursing, RN-BSN
The University of Houston Clear Lake

Shatoi King


Committee Suggestions: Notes and outline for potential storyline and interviews to best represent this topic: May 23, 2018


Gather relevant background:

Will conduct a literature review about the politics, policy, and the evolution of degrees programs of nursing education

Interviews:
Nurses who have worked with or influenced policies in nursing education
Nurses (Retired, Practicing and Students)
- Diploma
- Associate Degree
- Generic BSN
- Accelerated Programs

Progression:
Historical overview of the development and ever-changing pathway of education programs of nursing.
- First nursing programs of education
- First formal college based nursing program

Historical overview of the progression of politics and policies, influences on the nursing schools, colleges and curriculum.
- Discussion of the delivery of nursing education and the benefits to improved patient care.
- Discussion of external agencies governing nursing education (T-BON, ANA, Accreditation)

Military

Committee Members:

Marylois Lacey
PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Lucindra Campbell-Law
PhD, APRN, ANP, PMHNP-BC

Lourie R. Moore, DNP, RN, NEA-BC


Committee Suggestions: Notes and outline for potential storyline and interviews to best represent this topic: May 23, 2018


Theme: “Military Nurses: Remembering their legacy while forging ahead serving others”

Background
       History of Military Nursing
       Experiences in wars (e.g., Vietnam, WW II)
       Explanations of different services in the Department of Defense
       Explanations of rank
       Military bases and VAMCs in Texas
       Different roles/positions
       Active duty
       Reserve
       Civilian

Contributions of Military Nurses
       Clinical practice
       Politics/policy
       Research
       Education
       Entrepreneur

Potential Interviews:
Active Duty Nurse
Ellington FieldLT Ike Akanu

Retired Nurse
Michael E. DeBakey VA
Major Christopher J. Mazza CRNA, MSN
Assistant Chief CRNA Ellington Field
LT. Fiona Sullivan (24 years as an RN- this is her 2nd year in the reserves)

Entrepreneur: Women Veterans Business Development
Marylyn Harris, RN, MSN, MBA (served in Desert Shield and Desert Strom)
President and CEO
Harrland Healthcare Consulting, LLC

Military Recruiter to address benefits of military nursing and commissioning process
Ellington Field
LT. Nathan Vick

Politics/Governmental
Affairs

Committe Members:

Terry Throckmorton, PhD, RN
Principal Researcher ELSEVIER Education


Committee Suggestions: Notes and outline for potential storyline and interviews to best represent this topic: May 23, 2018


Interviews
       Jim Willman
       Andy Cates
       Dorothy Otto
       Claire Jordan
       Shirley Morrison
       Nurses who attended Nurses Day at the Capitol as a student

Content 
       Accomplishments of TNA from the past recruitment flyer
       Selection of a few to emphasize
       TNA Governmental Affairs Committee
       Summary of the interview of candidates at the TNA office and other activities
       Nurses’ Day at the Capitol/photos
       TNA support of the Winkler County nurses and collaboration with the attorneys
       NLAC
       ANA House of Delegates
       TNA’s role in the development of the Workplace Advocacy arm
       Student mentoring in political negotiation
       The inclusion of political advocacy in nursing curricula

Research Contributions

Committee members:

Melissa McFarland

Terry Throckmorton, PhD, R
Principal Researcher ELSEVIER Education


Committee Suggestions: Notes and outline for potential storyline and interviews to best represent this topic: May 23, 2018


Research Interviews:
Nurse Researchers
Will survey institutions regarding nursing research studies and select a few key studies
A  CNO regarding the contribution
A few staff members inspired to conduct research
One or more collaborators in nursing research

Progression:
Historical overview of the development of nursing research in the Medical Center                        First hired nurse researchers 
First hired directors of nursing research  
Development of Behavioral review Committees and Behavioral Research

Departments:  
Influence of Magnet and the proliferation of nursing research 
Note about the influence of funding  
Historical overview of the progression of nursing research in nursing schools and colleges
Discussion of the collaboration and the benefits to patient care   

Technology

Committee members:

Juliana J Brixey PhD, MPH, MSN, RN Associate Professor


Committee Suggestions: Notes and outline for potential storyline and interviews to best represent this topic: May 23, 2018

1. When technologies/devices were introduced for inpatient use 
a. Infusion pumps
b. Bedside EKG monitoring 
c. Electronic vital sign machines
d. Glucose monitoring
e. Dialysis 
f. Ventilators
g. Ventricular assist devices 
h. Artifical heart
i. Telemedicine/telehealth
j. Introduction of helicopters and fixed wing to transport patients
k. EMS services
l. 911

2. Technologies used by patients 
a. Wearables such as fitbits
b. Wearable insulin pumps
c. Use of apps 
d. The mobile phone
e. Home monitoring  (glucose, weight, etc)
f. Social media
g. Personal health records (PHRs)

3. Technology Introduction (Software)
a. EHRs, documentation in an electronic format
b. Implementation of EHRs in hospitals
c. HIEs
d. ARRA and HITECH 

4. Who were the leaders in the Houston/Galveston area
a. Poldi Tschirch
b. Trish Richards
c. James Turley
d. Pamela Salyer 
e. Linda Harrington
f. Constance Johnson

5. How technology has changed nursing education 
a. Online education 
b. Internet
c. Social media
d. Web conferencing 

6. The emergency of nursing informatics/health informatics
a. Courses in Informatics
b. School of Biomedical informatics

7. Surviving Disasters/Downtime Equipment


Texas Medical Center

Committee members:

Lisa Boss, PhD, RN, CNS, CEN
Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth |The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Chelsea Baker, RN, MSN
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Advanced Wound Center & Hyperbaric's

Maureen Sain, BSN, RN, PCCN
Nursing Clinical Manager
Harris Health System LBJ Hospital


Committee Suggestions: Notes and outline for potential storyline and interviews to best represent this topic: May 23, 2018

UTMB: 1890
St. Joes (affiliated with UST): 1904
Hermann Nsg School (affiliated with HBU?)
All of the nursing schools segwayed into what would become TMCMaribel knows some people who could be interviewed

Bubble Boy: TCH
Pat Schwartz was one of his nurses during his years at TCH/home. TNA D9  member living in The Woodlands. Pat could talk about the multidisciplinary approach to caring for this patient (MD, NASA, RN, etc…), and particularly about the nurses' role it the overall picture.

Jeanette Kernige 
Pioneered  nurses role in cardiothoracic surgery with DR. Cooley at THI/SLEH. She could tell her story about nursing in the 1980s, during the time of innovation r/t work of Cooley and the nurses' role.

The Birth of LifeFlight
Interview one of the first RNs who was involved in this innovation

The Birth of Shared LeadershipKarlene Kerfoot, CNO @ SLEH in the 1990s. Her efforts led to SLEH being the first Magnet hospital in the SW region of US in 2000. Would like to interview her, but if we cannot, then someone who worked with her during  that time at SLEHA

A turning point for operations of the TMC was TS Allison in 2001

     Lab animals drowned
      Wake up call for how to care for patients in emergency
      Opened eyes to what goes on in TMC

Dean Starck/Dean Frazier at UTHealth
Dean Starck was the longest running Dean in TMC.
Dean Frazier, current Dean Starck to talk about her 35 years in the TMC and how the role of the nurse had changed over the years. Frazier to talk about the future generation of nursing and where we are going in the profession as it.

Karen Myers; CNO Memorial Hermann TMC. She has 30 years as a nursing leader in TMC. Her perspective on the role of the nurses now and in future.

Chuck Stokes: CEO Memorial Hermann System
He has been in TMC 30 years and would have a valuable perspective as a leader.

Featuring Interviews With:

Technology Category

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Jacqueline Stout-Aguilar

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Project Volunteer

Catastrophes/Disasters Category

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Jon Lindgren

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Executive Producer

Documentary Coordination

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Diversity Research Team

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TMC Research Team

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Shirley M. Morrison PhD, RN

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Community Research Team

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Military Research Team

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Sarah Hibbs, MSN, RN

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Community Health Research Team

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Military Research Team

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Education Research Team

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Political Research Team

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Renae R Schumann, PhD

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TMC Research Team

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Education Research Team

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TMC Research Team

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Chelsea Baker, RN, MSN

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Project Volunteer

TMC Research Team

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Maureen Sain, BSN, RN

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TMC Research Team

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