Point of Care Great Minds

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Point of Care Testing in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Advancing Patient Care

 

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Debbie McCann is currently the Director of the Oklahoma Infant Transition Program with The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, OK. Debbie and her team provide continuing care and support for the medically fragile infants as they transition from care the in NICU to a medical home with their family.

Summary
  1. Implementation of POCT in the NICU reduces turnaround time, which in turn leads to a better diagnostic schedule in neonatal care.
  2. The keys to successful implementation of POCT in NICU include:
    1. Dividing the cost and reimbursement between the laboratory and respiratory therapy division
    2. Involving multidisciplinary champions (e.g., neonatologist, head nurse, respiratory supervisor, chief nursing officer, and laboratory supervisor) as stakeholders for POCT in NICU
    3. Educating the stakeholders on the benefits of using POCT in NICU

 

 

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ABOUT Debbie McCann


debbie-mccann-bio.pngDebra L. McCann is currently the Director of the Oklahoma Infant Transition Program with The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, OK. Debbie and her team provide continuing care and support for the medically fragile infants as they transition from care the in NICU to a medical home with their family.

Debra received her Master of Science Degree in 2001 from the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, serving for ten years as a Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Children’s Hospital, Oklahoma City.

From January 2009 to January 2017, Debra directed the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where she was recognized for both team excellence and excellence in service.

INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a 511-bed hospital offering a full range of surgical, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services. The 23rd annual edition of USA News and World Reports showcased more than 720 of the approximately 5,000 hospitals in the nation. INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center was recognized as the best regional hospital in Oklahoma City for 2012-2013, ranking first in nine specialties of Cardiology and Heart Surgery; Diabetes and Endocrinology; Ear, Nose and Throat; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Nephrology; Orthopedics; and Pulmonology and Urology. As part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program, the Medical Center also has been acknowledged for its superior quality in nursing care.

In addition to clinical practice, Debra instructs graduate students in the neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) program at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing. She is also on the Board of the Oklahoma Department of Health Fetal and Infant Mortality Review and serves as Team leader for the Walk America March of Dimes fundraising events. Her professional experience includes former positions as Regional Trainer and Project Planner for the Therapy Advocates Program at Dey Pharma, L.P., in Napa, California, and as a Clinical Coordinator at the Oklahoma University College of Nursing, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, from 2008 to 2011.

An author and researcher, Debra has written on a variety of neonatal intensive care issues and has worked as a clinical research coordinator on both multicenter and multinational clinical trials.

She has presented nationally and internationally on: Transition of Extrauterine Life; Pharmacologic Closure of the Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA); Surfactant and Pulmonary Hemorrhage; Fetal Valproic Acid Syndrome; Room Air Resuscitation versus Oxygen Resuscitation in the Delivery Room; Bacterial Translocation; and Stabilization of the Sick Neonate, among other topics contemporary to the diagnosis and management of neonates.

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