2013 BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice Winners Announced

Recipients honored at Drexel University Nursing Education Institute

Jun 20, 2013, 15:44 ET from Drexel University

PHILADELPHIA, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the 10th consecutive year, BAYADA Home Health Care Founder and President J. Mark Baiada and his wife, Ann, proudly announced and congratulated the two winners of the BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice yesterday at Drexel University's Nursing Education Institute in New Orleans.

Cash awards of $10,000 were presented to:

Marta Fernandez, RN, MSN, MPM, Innovation and Research Nursing Coordinator at the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu in Barcelona, Spain, competed in the Innovation in Nursing Education category with "The 5-Minute Program," which integrates interactive continuing education into clinical activity within the work place to promote active and collaborative learning. The project has distributed 88 five-minute, high quality video education sessions including topics related to patient safety, electronic health records, and patient education. This innovative approach utilizes bite-sized, focused education sessions supporting the nurse's ability to synthesize content and apply it directly to practice.

Michelle Dang, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, an assistant professor at California State University, Sacramento, competed in the Innovation in Nursing Practice category with "HealthShack," a personal health record technology for homeless youth. Because it is web-based, HealthShack can be accessed anywhere and is a safe place to store personal health records, birth certificates, immunization records, and other important documents.  In the last three years, hundreds of homeless youths have created HealthShack accounts, stored documents and received interventions from RN and BSN students completing community health course requirements.

For more information on these awards, please contact Fran Cornelius at fc28@drexel.edu or 215-762-1868.

Founded in 1975 by J. Mark Baiada, BAYADA Home Health Care provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice and assistive care services to children, adults and seniors in the comfort of their homes. Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, BAYADA employs more than 18,000 nurses, home health aides, therapists, medical social workers and other home health care professionals who serve their communities in 25 states from more than 250 offices. For more information, visit www.bayada.com.

The Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions prepares competent and compassionate health professionals through technology-infused and evidence-based programs.  The College is committed to leading the way in improving health and reducing health disparities through innovative education, interdisciplinary research and community-based practice initiatives.

SOURCE Drexel University