The two main projects Ms. Palma worked on while interning at CJE were the AHRQ Patient Safety Survey and the Simlab program evaluations. The Patient Safety Survey was administered to Lieberman Nursing Home staff asking their opinions on patient safety at their nursing home. For this project, she administered the surveys, collected, coded, and analyzed the data, and wrote preliminary findings with recommendations.
The Simlab pilot program involved the use of clinical simulations in a simulation laboratory as part of continuing education for the nursing staff at Lieberman. Simlab training is novel for continuing education with nursing home staff. For the Simlab project, she collected, coded, and analyzed the data from participant evaluations and wrote the preliminary findings.