Terri Brown, MSN, RN, CPN
Clinical Specialist, Quality & Safety, Texas Children’s Hospital
Terri L. Brown MSN, RN, CPN is a clinical specialist in the Quality & Safety department at Texas Children’s Hospital. The Center has produced and mentored physicians and staff to develop more than 75 evidence-based guidelines and summaries, with clinical decision support tools embedded within the electronic medical record. She was also co-creator of an Evidence-Based Practice Scholars Program, the precursor to the Evidence-Based Outcomes Center, focused on nursing and ancillary staff skill development to support policy and practice changes, producing an additional 75 evidence-based summaries.
She has functioned as the clinical director of a quality improvement implementation program focused on improving population health in children with specific medical conditions. Team members design and support data tools to provide clinician team members with near-real time data from the electronic data warehouse for quality aims. Significant gains have been made in length of stay, admission rates, and resource utilization through standardization and implementation of evidence-based best practices with point of care clinical decision support.
Terri is a certified pediatric nurse with more than 30 years’ experience in emergency nursing and pediatric acute care. She is a contributing editor to Wong’s Clinical Manual of Pediatric Nursing, and contributing author to Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children and Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing and also a co-creator of the Evidence-Based Practice Environment model.