Bedside Scientists! Applications for your Research or Quality Improvement projects are now being accepted

Bedside Scientists! Applications for your Research or Quality Improvement projects are now being accepted

Want to be part of the solution in improving care to our patients? Then become a Bedside Scientist and receive up to $1,000 in grant funding to conduct your evidence based quality improvement project or research study. Grant funding is available to all clinical staff, including nursing and clinical support staff.

The Nursing Evidence Based Practice/Research Council is now accepting grant applications for evidence based quality improvement projects and research studies.  The application deadline is April 26, 2016. The application, time line, scoring criteria, and list of previous funded projects are available on the Nursing website under EBP, click here to view.

New this year are two separate protocols, one for nursing research and one for quality improvement projects. If you have questions about which one best fits your project please contact cley@aahs.rog

Here are a few projects to consider:

  • Bedside Shift Report – Impact on selected outcomes (i.e. falls, oversedation, Foley days, hospital acquired pressure ulcers, patient satisfaction with nursing communication)
  • Reduction of CAUTI using multipronged (i.e. nursing protocols, education)
  • Reduction of Injury falls using protective devices (i.e. floor mats, hip protectors)
  • Interventions to improve workplace safety for nurses
  • Implementation and evaluation of a program to increase resources to address ethical issues
  • Interventions to improve patient satisfaction with pain, courtesy and respect, careful listening, responsiveness, and  discharge
  • Impact of formalized training/education  for patient‘s loved one who  provides  routine care following discharge
  • Reduction of restraint use
  • Improving pain management in patients undergoing (insert type of surgery) through the use of (state nursing intervention)
  • Use of a delirium screening tool and multifaceted education on ability for nurses to evaluate delirium correctly.
  • Reducing Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections
  • Improving pediatric pain assessment
  • Improving pain management for women in labor using non-pharmacological interventions
  • Improved interventions to prepare patients for surgical patients
  • Better identification and treatment of obstructive sleep disorder in surgical patients

If you would like discuss your topic ideas, please contact cley@aahs.org.

-Cathaleen Ley, PhD, RN

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