For Nurses,Nursing Councils,Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Council,Poster Fair and Poster Creation,2017 Poster Fair


Winners - For Nurses, Nursing Councils, Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Council, Poster Fair and Poster Creation, 2017 Poster Fair


The 2017 Nursing Poster Fair, co-sponsored by the UWHC Nursing Department and the UW-Madison School of Nursing, was held April 11 and 12 in the Health Sciences Learning Center Atrium. The event was well-attended and featured 69 posters in four categories: Evidence-based Practice, Research, Quality Improvement and Other. A panel of judges identified a “best in class” poster for each category. This year’s winners were:

Poster Fair - winners

Pictured from left to right, Sarah Van Hoof, BSN, RN, CIC, Research and EBP Council Chair, Elise Arsenault Knudsen, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, winner for Research, Kim Maerz, BSN, RN, winner for EBP (tied), Laura Davis, MSN, RN, winner for EBP (tied), Sarah Stimes, BSN, RN, winner for Quality, Pam Pfeifer, BSN, RN, winner for Other/Education/Leadership and Beth Houlahan, DNP, RN, CENP Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive.


Sarah Stimes, UW Health 

Preventing Unplanned Extubation at the American Family Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project

EBP (Tie)

Laura Davis, UW Health  

Evidence Based Guidelines for Individualizing Lighting within patient Patient Rooms in the AFCH NICU

Kimberly Maerz, UW Health   

Breathe in…Breathe out…Have no Doubt


Elise Arsenault-Knudsen, UW Health   


Pam Pfeifer, UW Health  

Educating Nursing Assistants on Strategies to Manage Behaviors with Dementia: Use of a Pre-Post Session Evaluation Instrument

Ipad winner

This year’s door prize, an iPad, was won by Hannah Ellis (SON student and UWH employee)

People’s Choice Award Winner

Hannah Ellis (SON student and UWH employee)

Total Displayed Posters


All category winners were present to receive ribbon and gift card.

Thank you to all the Poster Fair participants, presenters and attendees for making this year’s fair a great success! Congratulations to all the Poster Fair winners.

Poster Fair - mingling

Nursing Poster Fair (above view)