Elizabeth Domm, RN, BScN, MSN, PhD, CMSN

Associate Professor

Office: Research and Innovation Centre, Room 517
E-mail: liz.domm@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-2289
Fax: 306-337-8493

As a faculty member in the Faculty of Nursing, I believe in and to aspire to provide high quality teaching and nursing education. Currently I teach Pharmacology in our undergraduate nursing education program. My teaching focus is on nurses’ critical thinking and clinical reasoning when administering medications and respectfully supporting students as they gain competence to safely administer medications and provide safe, evidence informed nursing practice.

My program of research focuses on safe, competent, evidence-informed nursing practice, quality of nursing care, and quality patient outcomes from nurses’ medication administration. My research projects began with an exploratory co- relational study of medication errors in one health region in Saskatchewan, comparing the frequency, causes, and types of reported medication errors in the wake of healthcare changes. In my doctoral study, I explored nurses’ interventions to improve medication safety, and individual and system supports for and barriers to medication safety on one acute care hospital unit with nurses and pharmacy staff. I collaborated with Registered Nurses working in critical care units as they were implementing an innovative program to improve nursing processes and safe patient outcomes from nursing care. I explored with registered nurses how organizational influences affect their work, clinical decision making with clients and patients and their nursing practice. I collaborated with faculty and nursing staff to explore their perceptions of quality of patient care, patient and nurse safety on hospital units, and am poised to repeat that study with nursing staff in long term care facilities. I collaborated with Dr. Glenn Donnelly to explore individuals’ perspectives of their health following bariatric surgery, to gain understanding of how nursing care could contribute to safe patient care and quality of life for individuals following weight loss treatments. Currently, I am collaborating with nurse educator colleagues to learn about Saskatchewan nurse graduates’ experiences writing NCLEX-RN® examinations. Next, I will explore with senior nursing students their clinical reasoning in practice and how they combine their knowledge with patient assessments and critical thinking to competently provide safe, high quality nursing care.

Recent Publications:

  • Rhode, E., & Domm, E. (2018). Nurses’ clinical reasoning practices that support safe medication administration: an integrative review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2018:27, ed402-ed411. (Published online December 7, 2017; 1-16). DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14077.
  • Donnelly, G. Domm, E., & Raisbeck, B. (2017). Skin Care (revised and updated December, 2017). In Gregory, d., Raymond-Seniuk, C, Patrick, L., & Stephen, T. (eds). Fundamentals: Perspectives on the Art and Science of Canadian Nursing, 2nd Edition. Wolters Kluwer ׀ Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Donnelly, G., & Domm, E. (2017). Patient experience after gastric banding surgery and need for healthcare communication. Journal of Healthcare Communication, 2017, 2:2, 1-6.DOI: 10.4172/2472-1654.100060.
  • Donnelly, G.W. & Domm, E. (2015). Not an Easy Fix: Exploring individual experience after weight loss surgery. (P5.05)Abstracts / Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 39 (Supp 1) S54.
  • Donnelly, G. Domm, E., & Raisbeck, B. (2015). Skin Care in Gregory, d., Raymond-Seniuk, C, Patrick, L., & Stephen, T. (eds). Fundamentals: Perspectives on the Art and Science of Canadian Nursing, 1st Canadian Edition. Wolters Kluwer ׀ Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Donnelly, G., & Domm, L. (2014).  Conceptualizing an expanded role for RN's.  Open Journal of Nursing.  4, 74-84.
  • Domm, E., & Russell, T. (2013).  Critical Care RN's: Research Collaborators and Innovators with Releasing Time to Care.  Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association Newsbulletin, 15 (4), 18-19.

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings:

  • Eisler, K., Domm, E. & Urban, A.M. (May 24, 2017). Hospital nurses’ perception of managers’ leadership practices on staff and patient outcomes. 20th World Nursing Education Conference, Osaka, Japan.
  • Domm, E., & Urban, A.M. (May, 2017). Public health nurses working together within a changing context. Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association Annual Conference, Saskatoon, SK. Session H Room Gallery C, TCU Place Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • Eisler, K., Domm, E., & Urban, A.M. (May, 2017) Hospital nurses’ perception of managers’ leadership practices on staff and patient outcomes. SRNA Annual Meeting and Conference, Saskatoon, SK. TCU Place Saskatoon Saskatchewan.
  • Domm, E., Urban, A-M., Gibney, K. (October, 2015). The gap between care and organizational directives: Understanding the voices of Public Health Nurses. Qualitative Health Research Conference, Toronto, ON. Session E8: Organizational Change and Provider Perspective. International Institute of Qualitative Methodology, University of Alberta. Edmonton. Alberta.
  • Domm, E., Urban, A-M., Gibney, K. (June, 2015). Understanding what influences the work of Public Health Nurses. Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region 7th Annual Research Showcase Proceedings, Regina, SK.
  • Donnelly, G.W., & Domm, E. (June, 2015). Not an Easy Fix: Exploring Individual Experiences after Weight Loss Surgery. Regina Qu’Appelle
  • Domm, E., Russell, T., Parsons, L., Myrah, M., Entner, D., Gerbrandt, S., Yaeger, L. (October 2013).  Critical Care RN's Engage in Releasing Time to Care:  Transforming RN Practice.  Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses Annual General Meeting and Scientific Sessions (Abstract #221).  Montreal, QC.
  • Domm, E., Russell, T., Parsons, L., Myrah, M., Entner, D., Gerbrandt, S., Yaeger, L., (June 2013). Critical Care RN's Engage in Releasing Time to Care: Transforming RN Practice. Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region 6th Annual Research Showcase Proceedings, Regina, SK.
  • Domm, E., Russell, T., Parsons, L., Myrah, M., Entner, D., Gerbrandt, S., Yaeger, L. (May 2013).  Collaborative Synergy Critical Care Nurses leverage innovation through action research to improve care quality for critically ill patients.  CASN Conference, Vancouver, BC.
  • Domm, E., Russell, T., Parsons, L., Myrah, M., Entner, D., Gerbrandt, S., Yaeger, L., (May 2013). Critical Care RN's Engage in Releasing Time to Care: Transforming RN Practice. SRNA Annual Meeting and Conference Transforming RN Practice, Saskatoon, SK.

Poster Presentations at Refereed Conferences:

  • Donnelly, G.W., & Domm, E. (April 28-May 2, 2015). Not an Easy Fix: Exploring Individual Experiences after Weight Loss Surgery. 4th Canadian Obesity Summit, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, ON.
  • Donnelly, G.W., & Domm, E. (September, 2015). Not an Easy Fix: Exploring Individual Experiences after Weight Loss Surgery. Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses Biennial Conference, Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, MB.
  • Domm, E. (March, 2013) Leveraging innovation:  Nurses collaborate to improve care quality for patients in critical care.  Pacific Institute of Nursing Partnership with Parity:  The New Paradigm 2013 Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Research Grants Awarded:

  • Domm, E., Principal Applicant. (2017). Patient Engagement Development Award Sprout Grant. ($2200). Competitive funding. Awarded by University of Saskatchewan from SPOR - CIHR.
  • Domm, E., Manson, P. & Clune, L. (2017). Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing Collaborative Research Grant ($5000). Competitive funding. Awarded by the University of Regina Faculty of Nursing and Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing.
  • McCrystal, S., Dixon, S., Luhanga, F., Domm, E., Manson, P. Christie, P., & Harrison, K. (2016). Evaluating Preceptor Perception of Role Development and Support Initiatives in the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program. ($2000). Awarded by Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
  • Eisler, K. (P.I.) & Domm, E. (Co-I) (2016). Nurses' perception of leadership, quality of care, resident and staff safety in Saskatchewan Long Term Care. ($5000) Awarded by University of Regina, President’s Fund.
  • Eisler, K. (P.I), Domm, E., & Urban, A-M. (2015). Nurses' perception of leadership, quality of care, and safety in Acute Care Hospital Units. ($2000) Awarded by University of Regina, Research Start Up Fund.
  • Domm, E. & Urban, A M. (2013-2015). Understanding Organizational Influences on Nurses’ Clinical Decision-making in Community Practice Settings.  $5000 SSHRC President’s Fund, University of Regina.
  • Donnelly, G. & Domm, L. (2013-2015).  Individual Experience in Maintaining Hydration after Bariatric Surgery.  $4083 SSHRC President's Fund, University of Regina.
  • Donnelly, G. & Domm, E. (2010). RN Practice in Saskatchewan: A Crucial Conversation. March, 2010. Hosted an invitational conference to gather information for research questions surrounding future RN role and scope of practice, $3000.00, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation.
  • Donnelly, G. & Domm, E. (2010). RN Practice in Saskatchewan: A Crucial Conversation Invitational Conference, $1000.00, University of Saskatchewan Conference Fund.
  • Domm, E. & Donnelly G. (2008-2010).  Research Accelerator Grant-Proposal Development for a project to clarify the RN scope of Practice, $8500.00, Research Services, University of Saskatchewan.
  • Smadu, M., Bingham, M., Domm, E., Dunn-Pierce, T., Eisler, K., Hoffman, C., McIntosh, T., Polanyi, M., Sawatzky, J., & Wagner, P.S. (2004).  Promoting Quality Health Care Workplaces: Learning from Saskatchewan, $162,600, Health Canada Grant RFP015-004; $40,000, Saskatchewan Health, Government of Saskatchewan; $5000 University of Saskatchewan Conference Grant.
  • Donnelly, G., Domm, L., & Dietrich-Leurer, M. (2003). Revealing the Voices of Experiences: Insights from Registered Nurses, $2000, Regina Health District Nursing Research Endowment Fund.

University of Regina Service: 

  • Member, Executive of Council 2015-present
  • Member, Clinical Nurse Specialist Working Group, Faculty of Nursing 2016-2017
  • Representative Member, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Council 2014-2017
  • Member, Past Chair: Council Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarship 2014-2017
  • Member, Past Chair, Council Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, 2014-2016
  • Member, Faculty Council, 2013-present
  • Member, University of Regina, Faculty Association
  • Faculty of Nursing Representative, Teaching & Learning Committee, 2014-2015

Community Membership / Public Service: 

  • Member Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association
  • Member, Saskatchewan Nurses Foundation 2004-present
  • Vice President, Saskatchewan Nurses Foundation 2014-2016
  • Member, Canadian Association of the History of Nursing, 2005-2015
  • Public Representative, Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists’ Association 2013-2015
  • SRNA Representative, Nursing Re-Entry Program Advisory Committee, 2009-2013