2016 QI-PI Project Award Results

The 2nd annual Quality/Process Improvement Project Award Program was also a huge success. We received a total of 12 project submissions from across the country representing 9 states. Although we had 5 less projects this year, the quality of the projects and variety of topics was phenomenal. In addition, this year we had 6 projects with a pediatric focus, supporting one of the CNM strategic goals of providing more information on specialty practice settings.

The first place winner was Rachel Riddiford, MS, RD, LD from Dayton Children's Hospital for her project titled: “Increasing percent of healthier cafeteria choices sold at breakfast during Monday-Friday.” She received free symposium registration a $360 value and a First Place certificate.

During the spring symposium in Austin, the 2016 Top 10 projects were displayed as posters. Symposium attendees reviewed the posters and voted on a “People’s Choice” award. Poster author Mary Shapero, MS, RD, CNSC, LDN from Christiana Care Health Services was announced as our poster People’s Choice winner. Mary received free membership dues for the CNM DPG 2017 membership year (a $30 value).


The 2016 "Top 10" Projects - Displayed as posters at the 2016 Symposium

Author Project Title
Emily Collins, MHA, RD, CNSC Interdisciplinary Strategies Improve Medical Provider Capture of Pediatric Malnutrition Diagnoses Identified by Registered Dietitians
Bonnie Javurek, MEd, RDN, LD Accuracy of Nursing Nutrition Screen
Kristen Mathieson, MBA, RD, CDN The Patient Voice: Impact of Anticoagulation Education via Tablets on Patient Comprehension and the Patient Experience
 Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND Reducing Missed Opportunities for Hospital Revenue and Impacts on the Case Mix Index through a Malnutrition Coding Initiative
Rachel Riddiford, MS, RD, LD Increasing percent of healthier cafeteria choices sold at breakfast during Monday-Friday
Mary Shapero, MS, RD, CNSC, LDN Malnutrition Incidence and Physician Compliance to Registered Dietitians Malnutrition Diagnosis and Documentation in a Large Trauma Center
Caroline Steele, MS, RD, CSP, IBCLC Utilization of a Nutrition Support Algorithm Reduces Inappropriate Parenteral Nutrition Use in Pediatric Oncology Inpatients
Sara Tutor, RD, CNSC Creation of an Inpatient Blenderized Tube Feeding Policy to Improve Patient Safety, Promote Continuity of Care, and Provide Nutritional Support to Pediatric Inpatients and their Families
Jennifer Wilson, MS, RD, LDN Evaluation of the Neutropenic Diet - Is it Really Needed?
Natalie Zych, RD, LD Enhancement of Nutrition Screening at The HCA Midwest Kansas City Market Cancer Centers