My background is nursing education, patient safety and quality improvement. I've led interprofessional teams searching for solutions to complex problems facing patients and health care organizations. My scholarship pursuit is patient and medication safety and quality improvement in health care.
I teach the evidence based practice proposal course for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Project and the graduate level quality and safety course. I was a 2016 Teaching Scholar for the Center for the Advancement of Teaching-Learning Communities at UIC (Spring Semester).
Instructional Technology Advisory Council, Instructional Technology Advisory Group
Quality Council Committee Member
Strategic Plan Balanced Scorecard Communication Subcommittee Member
Durham, M. L. & Jankiewicz, A. (In Press). Detecting Medication Administration Errors. Journal of Patient Safety doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000384
Durham, M. L., Egan, A., Jankiewicz, A., Murphy, M., Nedved, P., Luvich, R., Goh, A., & Fogg, L. (In Press). Addressing Safe Opioid Monitoring Practices Using an Interprofessional Approach. The Journal of Nursing Administration
Durham, M. L., Suhayda, R., Normand, P., Jankiewicz, A., & Fogg, L. (2016). Reducing Medication Administration Errors in Acute and Critical Care: Multifaceted Pilot Program Targeting RN Awareness and Behaviors. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 46(2), 75-81. doi:10.1097/nna.0000000000000299
Durham, M.L., Swanson, B., & Paulford, N. (1986). The effect of tachypnea on oral temperature estimation: a replication. Nursing Research, 35, 211-214.
Improving the safety of medication administration by nurses and patients in different settings is important to prevent harm. Safety strategies for nurses and patients are mindfulness, vigilance for potential error and following steps of the process. My scholarship interest is the effect of variables such as complexity and familiarity on error outcomes.