Saturday, 22 July 2006: 8:15 AM-9:45 AM
Initiatives in the Acute Care Setting
 A Study to Assess the Effect of Preoperative Instructions and Therapeutic Touch on Postoperative Recovery Measures of Patients Undergoing Elective Abdominal Surgery
Nirmal Kaur, MSc, MA
 Best Practice Interventions for the Reduction of Sternal Wound Infections in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients
Vickie Hettenbaugh, RN, BSN, MS
 Violence in Healthcare: Impact on the Nursing Community
Dianne Ditmer, PhD, RN, DABFN, SANE-A, Jennifer Malek, MSN, CS, APRN, BC
 The Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Nurse Specialists Research Task Force's Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice Programs in Response to the Identification of Common Patient Problems, Level of Preparation and Adequacy of Resources
Patricia Connors, RNC, MS, WHNP