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2006 Bayada Award Winners

Education Innovation Award Recipient



Dean Donnelly presents big check to winner

Patricia Payne

Midwife Pocket PC Software

Patricia Payne, a clinical assistant professor at East Carolina University, Nurse Midwifery Education Program, Greenville, North Carolina, received this award for her development of Midwife Pocket PC software.

MIDWIFE is an efficient data collection tool for nurse-midwives, students, faculty and practitioners. Ms. Payne and three colleagues developed the software that runs on a Pocket PC (Windows Mobile). Based on the American College of Nurse Midwives data sets, Ms. Payne customized and designed the software to enable students to provide clinical information on patient care. The application consists of a series of custom forms, the variables for each form were designed so that almost all entry choices are contained in drop down selection boxes and all numerical entries can be made with a stylus.

The benefits of MIDWIFE are two-fold. It allows nurse-midwives to collect more accurate and complete data sets and it allows faculty to retrieve the clinical data for student evaluation. Midwife Pocket PC software provides students and faculty with a tool to support and enhance clinical learning experiences and improve patient outcomes through accurate data collection.



Practice Innovation Award Recipient



2 big checks and 4 nursing professionals

Gwynne MacDonald, RN, MN, CCNC(C)
Teddie Tanguay, RN, MN, CCNC(C)

Proning Device


Gwynne MacDonald and Teddie Tanguay, critical care nurses at Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, have received this award for their work in developing a device that positions critically ill patients to prevent complications and promote patient comfort.

They led a team of staff members from the Royal Alexandra Hospital and created a proning apparatus that assists in the turning of critically ill patients from a supine position to a prone position.

This device assists with the prevention of skin breakdown. Ms. MacDonald and Ms. Tanguay have also developed the policy and procedures that accompany the proning device and developed an educational video on proning ICU patients.
The proning device has improved their ability to deliver excellent patient care, while at the same time reducing the risk of injury for both the patient and staff. This innovative device has improved the quality of care of the critically ill patient requiring proning.