Donna Eull, PhD, MA, RN, CHPPN

Clinical Associate Professor
Donna Eull

Contact

Office Address

6-126 Weaver Densford
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Titles

Clinical Associate Professor

Education

PhD, University of Minnesota
Major: Nursing

MA, Concordia University
Major: Organizational Management

BSN, University of Minnesota
Major: Nursing

Academic Interests

Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse
RN, Minnesota Board of Nusing
Hospice and Pediatric Palliative Care Nurse

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Biography

Bio

Donna Eull, PhD, MA, RN, CHPPN is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. She received her BSN in 1986 and her PhD in Nursing in 2021 with a minor in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices from the University of Minnesota. She received an MA in Organizational Management in 2001 from Concordia.

She has successfully completed education with five North American children’s hospitals, through grant funding and as a paid consultant. She has been invited to speak and educate at national and international conferences about pain management and palliative care. She has developed curricula, and teaching materials and adapted them to targeted learners. She has performed gap assessments of individual and organizational learning needs, respecting and mobilizing the expertise of learners in order to change motivation, ability and practice.

Research Summary

  • Her research focus is the nurse-parent-patient partnership in managing pediatric pain and improving pain outcomes.

Creative Activity Summary

Dr. Eull believes in using multiple methods to measure successful learning, including discussion, narratives, case studies, simulation, salons, and flipped classrooms. She has been responsible for organizational pain and palliative care education and developing the curricula for nursing and allied health professionals. She has created self-directed E-learns and well as virtual and in person instruction, and leading 50 plus classes each year.

Teaching Summary

Dr. Eull has two main teaching objectives; for students to gain the ability to quickly access, understand, and apply new information in order to adapt their approach and practice to ensure optimal patient care and outcomes, and because care has to be accomplished in genuine partnership with patients and families, students must also acquire the interpersonal skills needed to be effective in their role as a nurse. Importantly, this includes prioritizing self-care, resilience, and the communication skills needed to effectively collaborate within a team and provide care for patients and their families.

Clinical Summary

Dr. Eull has 35 years of experience as a pediatric nurse working with complex patients and families.

Honors and Recognition

  • Future of Nursing Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2021
  • Eileen Vinnes Kalow Fellowship in Children’s Health, School of Nursing, 2020
  • Amy Wenger Fellowship in Pediatric Nursing, 2018
  • Innovation in Health Care, The Children’s Comfort Promise, The VitalSmarts Influencer Institute, 2018
  • The Children's Comfort Promise, Minnesota Hospital Association Quality Improvement/Safety Award for a Large Hospital, 2017
  • Champions for Children’s Group Award, The Children’s Comfort Promise, Children’ Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, 2016
  • Health and Wellness Innovation Award Finalist, Women’s Health Leadership Trust, 2016
  • Board Quality Award, The Children’s Comfort Promise, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, 2014

Publications

Selected Publications

Eull, D., Zachrison, B., Nickel, A., 2022. Feasibility Trial of Weighted Blankets as an Intervention for Emergence Delirium in Postoperative Pediatric Patients. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 62 30-35.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2021.11.022

Postier, A. C., Eull, D., Schulz, C., Fitzgerald, M., Symalla, B., Watson, D., Goertzen, L., Friedrichsdorf, S. J., 2018. Pain Experience in a US Children's Hospital: A Point Prevalence Survey Undertaken After the Implementation of a System-Wide Protocol to Eliminate or Decrease Pain Caused by Needles. Hospital pediatrics, 8 (9): 515-523.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1542/hpeds.2018-0039

Friedrichsdorf, S. J., Eull, D., Weidner, C., Postier, A., 2018. A Hospital-wide Initiative to Eliminate or Reduce Needle Pain in Children using Lean Methodology. Pain Reports, 3 (7):doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/PR9.0000000000000671

Friedrichsdorf, S., Eull, D., Weidner, C., 2016. Commentary: A Children’s Comfort Promise: How can we do Everything Possible to Prevent and Treat Pain in Children using Quality Improvement Strategies?. Pediatric Pain Letter, 18 (3):

Friedrichsdorf, S. J., Postier, A., Eull, D., Weidner, C., Foster, L., Gilbert, M., Campbell, F., 2015. Pain Outcomes in a US Children's Hospital: A Prospective Cross-Sectional Survey. Hospital pediatrics, 5 (1): 18-26.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1542/hpeds.2014-0084

Chrastek, J., Duncan, J., Eull, D., 2010. Yes of Course You Can Care for Kids! Just Need a Little Retooling. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 39 (2): 324.

Presentations

Selected Presentations

Eull, D. J. "Touch, Look, Compare; Reducing peripheral IV infiltrates and extravasations", Education Days, Children's MN, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. August 01, 2021.

Eull, D. J. "The Children's Comfort Promise: Reducing pain with needles", The American Academy of Pediatrics, Virtual Pediatric Pain Conference, The American Academy of Pediatrics, June 01, 2021.

Eull, D. J. "The Children's Comfort Promise: Reducing pain with needles", The Society of Pediatric Nurses 31st Annual Conference; Converging ideas to create healthier future, The Society of Pediatric Nurses, April 01, 2021.

Eull, D. J. "Reducing Pain and Anxiety with Needle Procedures in Primary Care", The Children's Health Network, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. November 01, 2020.

Eull, D. J. "The Children's Comfort Promise", Children's Healthcare Canada National Conference, Ottawa, Canada. December 01, 2019.

Eull, D. J. "The Children's Comfort Promise", North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, United States. October 01, 2019.

Eull, D. J. "Distraction and Positioning", Centre Care, St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States. July 01, 2019.

Eull, D. J. "The Comfort Promise; Reducing pain with Needles", Centre Care, St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States. June 01, 2019.

Eull, D. J. "Comfort Promise in Sedation Unit", Society for Pediatric Sedation Conference, Society for Pediatric Sedation, Aurora, Colorado, United States. May 01, 2019.

Eull, D. J. "Using Improvement Methodology to Drive the Children's Comfort Promise", Pediatric Pain Master Class, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. June 01, 2018.

Eull, D. J. "The Children's Comfort Promise; Caring for Kids in Crisis", Trauma/Emergency Medicine symposium, Jacobi Medical Center, New York City, New York, United States. May 01, 2018.

Eull, D. J. "The Children's Comfort Promise; Strategies to Calm Sick Kids", Emergency Response Conference, Wisconsin Indian Head College, Rice Lake, Wisconsin, United States. March 01, 2018.

Eull, D. J. "Using Improvement Methodology to Drive No Needless Pediatric Pain", P, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. June 01, 2017.

Eull, D. J. "The Comfort Promise: Implementing an Organization-wide Pain Management Protocol for Needle Procedures", Society of Pediatric Nurses Annual Meeting, Society of Pediatric Nurses, West Palm , Florida, United States. April 01, 2017.

Eull, D. J. "Using Improvement Methodology to Drive No Needles Pediatric Pain", Pediatric Pain Master Class, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. June 01, 2016.

Eull, D. J. "Children's Comfort Promise; Successfully implementing an evidence based pain protocol for needle procedures throughout a large children's hospital and clinic system", American Pain Society Annual Meeting, American Pain Society, Austin, Texas, United States. May 01, 2016.

Eull, D. J. "Hush Little Baby; Pediatric Pain Management Without Using Drugs", Spring Refresher, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. April 01, 2016.

Eull, D. J. "Transforming Hospital Culture and Improving Patient Experience through Reduction of Needle Pain", Midwest Regional Child Life Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. November 01, 2015.

Eull, D. J. "Using Lean Methodology to Reduce Needle Pain in Children", International Forum on Pediatric Pain, Nova Scotia, Canada. October 01, 2015.

Eull, D. J. "Bringing evidence to the bedside and transforming culture; Implementing and sustaining an organization-wide pain protocol for needle procedures", Oklahoma Children's Pain Summit, Oklahoma Children's Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. September 01, 2015.

Eull, D. J. "Children's Comfort Promise; Reducing Pain with Needles", 25th Annual Practical Pediatrics for Primary Care, Children's of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. September 01, 2015.

Eull, D. J. "Using Improvement Methodology to Drive No Needless Pediatric Pain", Pediatric Pain Master Class, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. June 01, 2015.

Eull, D. J.E "Using Lean Methodology to Reduce Needle Pain in a Large Children's Hospital: The Children's Comfort Promise", International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Seattle, Washington, United States. May 01, 2015.

Eull, D. J. "Interdisciplinary Approach to Complex/Chronic Pain", Pediatric Pain Master Class, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. June 01, 2013.

Eull, D. J. "It Must Be in Their Head; debunking the Myths about Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents", National Telehealth Conference, Bloomington, Minnesota, United States. October 01, 2010.

Eull, D. J. "Chronic Pain, an Interdisciplinary Approach", Pediatric Pain Master Class, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of MN, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. June 01, 2010.

Eull, D. J. "Yes of Course You Can Care for Kids! Just Need a Little Retooling!", HPNA/AAHPMA Annual Assembly, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. March 01, 2010.

Eull, D. J. "Rounding with the Stars; When East meets West: Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care", HPNA/AAHPMA Annual Assembly, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. March 01, 2010.

Eull, D. J. "Common, Complex and Complicated? Chronic Pediatric Pain Management", Grand Rounds, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of MN, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. December 01, 2009.

Eull, D. J. "Interdisciplinary Approach to Complex/Chronic Pain", Pediatric Pain Master Class, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of MN, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. June 01, 2009.

Eull, D. J. "Chronic Pain: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Pain Management", Pain Day Conference, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of MN, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. November 01, 2008.

Eull, D. J. "Interdisciplinary Approach to Complex/Chronic Pain", Pediatric Pain Master Class, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of MN, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. June 01, 2008.