• Shea Polancich, PhD, RN has been practicing in quality and patient safety for more than a decade. The primary focus of her work is understanding errors in the clinical environment Her work focuses on using the best evidence to redesign the workflow and improve processes in order to prevent patient harm and improve the quality of care.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Intensive Care Unit: Application of High-Reliability Principles.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  40:391-396. 2018
    2018 EBP Design and Translation: Teaching How to Begin a Scholarly Practice Project.Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.  15:152-154. 2018
    2018 Improving Population Health Among Uninsured Patients with Diabetes.Population Health Management.  21:373-377. 2018
    2018 Evaluation of content and teaching strategies for building DNP essential skills in clinical data management and analysisNurse Educator2018
    2018 Improving population health among uninsured patients with diabetes.Population Health Management2018
    2018 Proactive risk mitigation: using the failure modes and effects analysis for evaluating vascular accessJournal for Healthcare Quality2018
    2017 Applying the PDSA framework to examine the use of the clinical nurse leader (CNL) to evaluate pressure ulcer reportingJournal of Nursing Care Quality2017
    2017 A regional consortium for doctor of nursing practice education: Integrating improvement science into the curriculum.Journal of Professional Nursing.  33:417-421. 2017
    2017 Using data analytics as evidentiary support for financial outcomes success in two nurse-led patient population based clinicsJournal for Healthcare Quality2017
    2017 Using technology to support data analytics: a case study examining the development of a chief nursing officer accountability scorecardJournal for Healthcare Quality2017
    2016 The evolution and use of the STEEEP-7 tool for evaluating improvement interventions against the IOM aims for quality.Patient Safety and Quality in Healthcare2016
    2015 Doctor of Nursing Practice: The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse.Seminars in Oncology Nursing.  31:263-272. 2015
    2015 Doctor of Nursing Practice: The role of the advanced practice nurseSeminars in Oncology Nursing2015
    2015 Using the model for improvement and microsystems analysis methodological framework to examine variation in the pressure transducer management processJournal of Nursing Education and Practice.  6. 2015
    2015 Evolving the PICOT Method for the Digital Age: The PICOT-D.Journal of Nursing Education.  54:594-599. 2015
    2015 Improving systems through the use of improvement and safety science: A case study in pain pump and patient transfer processesJournal of Nursing Education and Practice2015
    2014 Implementation of an enhanced safety-engineered sharp device oversight and bloodborne pathogen protection program at a large academic medical center.Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.  35:1383-1390. 2014
    2014 Best practices for conducting an RCA: Are there any?Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare2014
    2012 Quality improvement and safety science: A historical and future perspectiveIn H. Hall and L. Roussel (Eds.), Evidence based practice: An integrative approach to research, administration, and practice.2012
    2006 Cautious use of administrative data for decubitus ulcer outcome reporting.American Journal of Medical Quality.  21:262-268. 2006
    2003 Birth certificate methods in five hospitals.Public Health Nursing.  20:318-327. 2003
    A Regional Consortium for DNP Education: Integrating Improvement Science into the DNP Curriculum (Part 2)Journal of Professional Nursing
    A Regional Consortium for Doctor of Nursing Practice Education: Integrating Evidence-Based Practice into the Curriculum (Part 1)Journal of Professional Nursing
    Anticipating and managing risk in a culture of quality, safety, and valueManagement and Leadership for Nurse Administrators. Burlington
    Applying the PDSA Framework to Examine the Use of the Clinical Nurse Leader to Evaluate Pressure Ulcer Reporting.Journal of Nursing Care Quality.  32:293-300.
    Building DNP Essential Skills in Clinical Data Management and Analysis.Nurse Educator.  43:37-41.
    Developing an Organizational Model for Improvement: From Translation to Practice.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  39:28-33.
    Proactive Risk Mitigation: Using Failure Modes and Effects Analysis for Evaluating Vascular Access.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  40:58-65.
    Standardizing event review: Development of a Systems Event Analysis Model (SEAM)Joint Commission Journal for Quality and Patient Safety
    The evolution of a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program: Learnings and reflectionsJournal of Nursing Education
    Transformational Leadership: The Chief Nursing Officer Role in Leading Quality and Patient Safety.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  39:186-190.
    Using Data Analytics as Evidentiary Support for Financial Outcome Success in Nurse-Led Population-Based Clinics.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  39:391-396.
    Using Findings From the Clinical Needs Assessment to Develop, Implement, and Manage Sustainable ProjectsProject Planning and Management
    Using Technology to Support Data Analytics: A Chief Nursing Officer Accountability Scorecard.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  39:315-320.

    Research Overview

  • Quality and patient safety; process redesign; evidence based practice; translation; human factors
  • Education And Training

  • Bachelor of Nursing in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, University of Alabama
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science, Texas Woman's University
  • Master of Nursing in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Full Name

  • Shea Polancich
  • Blazerid

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