AKRON, Ohio — University of Mount Union Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) alumnus Josh Lock ’18 recently presented his evidence-based practice project at the Nursing Grand Rounds at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Grand Rounds help doctors and other healthcare professionals keep up to date in important evolving areas which may be outside of their core practice. Lock, a registered nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit, submitted his project titled "Don't Poke Me! An Evidence-Based Practice Change at a Pediatric Hospital using Existing Peripheral Intravenous Catheters.”
“[Professors] Monica Andreski and Jessica Seich were on-hand for the presentation,” Lock said. “Their presence, kind words, and the department’s continued interest in its alumni is inspiring. The University of Mount Union Nursing Program continues to show why it is superior and my greatest experience.”
Three different hospitals throughout the country have reached out to Lock regarding the findings of his research and its impact at their respective facilities.
“Presenting at Grand Rounds at any hospital, let alone a leading pediatric hospital is very impressive,” said Dr. Tim Meyers, professor and chair of the Department of Nursing at Mount Union. “The department is awestruck and thrilled with Josh’s contributions to the nursing profession so early in his career.”
Lock will also present his project at the Akron Children’s Advanced Practice Provider Conference this summer and has submitted for a podium presentation at Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Conference in the fall of 2021.